Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kitchen glamour

I made a pocket for my recipe book for some cut out recipes. I have only coloured some details with pink, silvery grey, black and green. To my surprise the pink colour on the strawberries turned to red when I coated them with Dimensional Magic, *sighs*, true magic I guess. I left the pocket quite bare, it looked better like that when the recipes were in it.
I´m sorry for the dull photos, it´s such a cloudy evening, the colours are better IRL.

This is for Just Magnolias Challenge and their colour combo pink, grey (and black).

Papers are from Clas Ohlson, stamps are Magnolia, Panduro and TH. Stars are Gütermann and ribbon is recycled. Two of the stamped images are embossed with Rangers Distress Embossing powder. I´ve used markers and a Sakura pen for colouring and I also used Dimensional Magic. The recipes are covered with a protecting plastic sheet.

Well I need to get cracking with tea now, take care :)


Thursday, September 24, 2009

The winner takes it all...

I´m trying to win over my scrapheap, so here´s a patchwork made of scraps. I made small patches to be able to use small pieces of papers too. I glued them together on a craft paper and then added some stitches with my sewing machine. I can enter Simon Says Challenge as they want some stitches. It went quite fast to make the patchwork, takes a lot more time when you use fabrics.

I have used papers from Funky Fairys, Panduro and craft papers. I´ve made some doodling around the pics and added some dots here and there with Sakura pens (the photo doesn´t show them all); so I can enter Funky Fairys Challenge too.

I have used stamps from The Papers Studio and Tim Holtz, distressed with Distress Inks and used Sissix alphabet dies. Small stars are from a Cuttlebug snowflake die. Photocorners are from my stash. "Spelkväll" is, I believe, game evening in English.

I used a fab layout made by Åsa "Badanka". Now when I look at the photo I might go back and change the darkblue paper strip to a lighter one. Photos do show almost everything, hehe.

Be sure to come and visit again :)

Take care all,


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I was brave enough to use papers from a new stack.

I love these papers from Laura Ashley, found them on a sale. Have just been looking and drooling at them for two weeks. I saw that Bizzy Becs-Creatalicious Challenges wanted pink or plum with burgundy and green with lace, ribbon or fiber. I thought that this paper could fit in, but I do hope the cream background passes. I have distressed some of it with Distress Inks Worn Lipstick.

I used a Magnolia stamp for the image so that I can use Bevs fab sketch at Just Magnolia Challenge. I coloured it with watercolour pens and Distress Inks, I´m still not sure if I should have gone for less vibrant colours for the image, well too late now, next time I´ll be wiser...or not.

As I´ve used my distress tool (the unstitch tool) and Distress Inks to get a distressed look I can also join this weeks Cupcake Crafts Challenge.
I used scissors and hole punch to make the paper edge more interesting. I also used my oval scalloped nesties, QK die for leaves and Cuttlebug die for the flower.

Buttons and ribbon are from Panduro, everything else is from my stash. Whimsy Stamp Challenges wants to see buttons so I´m joining them this week too.

I soon need to do something to my scrap heap. If you hear about a mysterious explosion in Stockholm, you´ll know that it was my scrap heap that exploded, hehe. I´ve decided not to buy new papers before I´ve used a huge lot of those scraps. Wonder how long I will last?! I guess I´ll forget all about my decision next time I stumble over a bargain.

Hope you all get a nice evening with fab scrapping and stamping,


Saturday, September 19, 2009


Good evening everyone! I´ve done it again, ordered new stamps. Somehow stamps has a very bad influence on me, always convincing me to buy them. One of the naughty stamps is this sentiment stamp and I do love it. So much better than my handwriting, hehe. It says "Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year" in Swedish.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge has a recipe to follow: 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellies.
Funky Fairys Challenges are recycling this weeek.

Papers: Funky Fairys and blue cardstock.

Stamps: image and snowflakes are Simon Says Stamp, tree and sentiment are Kortmakaren.

Embellies: snowflake from Skapa Hobby, brad is Papermania, ribbons are recycled from a sweater and a gift.

Misc: Distress Ink, Versa Color ink, Sakura pen, Rangers Stickles, Reprint Embossing powder and Dimensional Magic. To be able to show all the glittery and glossy effects I had to take the pic sideways.

Take care all,


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall colours

I had so much fun making this card, I think it´s because I made the decor paper. I treated an ordinary craft paper with Gesso, painted it with some acrylics and wiped off the excess colour with a damp cloth and added some Perfect Pearls when it still was wet.

You can see the golden shimmer here :)

I stamped some Tim Holtz swirls and nameless leaves with Versa Color. Image is a Magnolia coloured with watercolour pens.
I have used QK leaf die and Sissix swirl die.
Flower is from The Scrapbook Store and brad is Reprint. Some doodling with a Sakura pen. Everything else is from my stash, I made the crochet flower following Nicoles recipe. I made a simple flower, the first part of the recipe.

Challenges it fits in for:
A Spoon Full of Sugar and Whimsy Stamps wants to see fall projects.
Cupcake Crafts wants to see pearls and swirls.

Hope you´re having a fab day,


Monday, September 14, 2009

Two layouts

Here comes two layouts I have made for Swedish Scrapbooking. The first is a sketch challenge, I altered it a bit as my album is A4 size. I would love to make 12" but that´s too big for my album storage. Would need some new storage...and a bigger flat, hehe.
Decor paper with arrows is from Blonde Moments, paper with stripes is from my scrapbox.
I have used QK star die and cut out an arrow from the decor paper. I made the car from a cardstock piece. The text is created with Tim Holtz alphabet masks and Ditress Inks and some colouring with a Sakura pen.
For this one the theme was to use stamps on a scrap layout and that´s one of my favourites. So easy to make own decor papers.
Stamps: Panduro monsters, leaves unknown, stamp and swirls Tim Holtz
Inks: Distress Inks
Papers: KC, Bazzill Bling, craft papers
Dies: QK leaves, Sissix alphabet and raindrops
Misc: flowers and brads from The Scrapbook Store, Sakura pen for highlights, Perfect Pearls

I love to read your comments / Jag läser gärna era kommentarer


Saturday, September 12, 2009

I won some candy!

I won some fab candy from Lorraine at Funky Fairies Blog Hop. I did get Simon Says lovely penguin stamps, brads, gorgeous glitter paper and beautiful ribbons from Papermania. And a cute card too, I have it on my bedside table. Thank you Lorraine, I can´t thank you enough! I´ve been planning all week what to make with this lovely gift. I do love penguins, I even have a painting with penguins, hehe.
I had already started to work with this card when my candy arrived. The snowflake stamps from the penguin set went along perfect with my theme, as a brad and a ribbon. Sometimes new clearstamps don´t work so well with Distress Inks, but theese were fab from the start. I´m happy as a kid to play with my new toys!
I´ve also used Magnolia image, tag and rose border. Decorpapers are from Funky Fairies. Snowflakes are from Skapa Hobby and pearls are from my stash. I added some highlights with a Sakura pen, tag and rose border are embossed with a turqouise embossing powder from Reprint.

Funky Fairies want to see some tags.
Just Magnolia wants to see some embossing.
The fab sketch is from Friday Sketchers, I´ll use this one again :)

I´m very happy for your comments because then I can come and visit you too :)

Hope you all get a fab weekend,


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Red, white and blue

I´m all in for Christmas cards at the moment, as it takes ages for me to make one card I better keep up some steam to have them ready for December.
Image is Magnolia and I coloured it with watercolour pens. I think I´ll need to get another red pen to get a more vibrant colour. Have been drooling over some Copics but they´re still at the shop, hehe. Can´t decide what markers to use as watercolours are so easy.
Decor papers are Panduro, I have used Nesties for oval,QK dies for leaves and Cuttlebug dies for flowers. Everything else is from my stash.
Cupcake Craft Challenges want to see blue, white and red this week.
Whimsy Stamps wants to see stitches.
The fab sketch is from A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge.

I´m vary happy for your comments because then I can come and visit you too.
Have a fab day,


Friday, September 4, 2009

Birthday card

Good morning! Rain is pouring down and heavy winds throw the rain forward in cascades and the sun is shining. Funny weather, can´t decide how to be. It´s behaving like I am when choosing clothes, hehe. Or creating this card, now when I look at it I want to change something, but here it is glued together *sighs*.

Simon Says Stamp are celebrating Heidis birthday so this card is for her, they have fab sketch to follow. Happy Birthday Heidi!!!
Colour Create wants to see ruby, cream and gold.

Image and sentiment stamp are from Magnolia, I did only use a part of the sentiment stamp. Inks are Memories and Distress Inks. I coloured with watercolour pens and added some golden tones to the papers with Rangers Perfect Pearls (doesn´t show too well on my photo but looks fab IRL).
The swirly paper is from Maja Design and all others are from my scrapbox.
I´ve used nesties for ovals, QK for leaves, Cuttlebug dies for flowers, tag, corners and small squares, Panduro heart punch, unstitch tool for paper distressing, corner and hole punch.
Pearls, ribbon and brads are from my stash.

I´m happy it´s Friday today, tonight we´ll have a chinese take away and choose some nice film for the whole family. Oldest son will also be at home because he has to get up early tomorrow for a football game, otherwise he would be with friends, it´s nice to have them around. They grow up so fast.

I do love your comments because then I can come and visit you too :)

Hope you get a great weekend,


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Easy peasy card

Good morning everyone! The clouds are heavy over Stockholm today and rain is falling down, it feels like fall is coming, there´s a chill in the air. I don´t mind as I can stay inside and craft :)

This card is an easy peasy one, cardstock and DP from Funky Fairies, image is Magnolia, I´ve used Memories ink for image and Distress inks for paper distressing, thread DMC, brad The Scrapbook Store, ribbon and buttons from my stash, I´ve coloured the image with watercolour pens. I love that background paper and wanted it to show, so the card is a bit bare this time.

Cupcake Craft Challenges: one ribbon, two DP:s and three buttons
Magnolias challenge: ribbons and bows (although I don´t know if my bow is bowish enough)
Spoon full of sugar challenge: distressing

I´m very happy for your comments because then I can come and visit you too.

Have a great day,