Saturday, 18 November 2017

Allsorts - Glitter

Time for a Glitter challenge at Allsorts. I made a card with a gold mirror backing paper and a big golden bow. Glitter can be all sorts of sparkling things, but for this challenge not gems or pearls.

I hope you join our challenge, and I hope you have a nice weekend. Here in the north we have a bright sun shining on the frosty landscape this morning, and I'm gonna prepare for the christening of my grandson tomorrow, so life is good :)
Other challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polka doodles - Anything goes
Kort o Mania - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Allsorts - colours of autumn

It's been a long time since I made a photo layout, but for this challenge at Allsorts - Autumn colours - I had to give it a go since the photos I chose already had the colours desired :). Distressed die cut leaves was all I needed, I'm not really a fan of the bulgy layout pages that makes closing the album nearly impossible. 
Top picture is my mum, her mum and my dad's mum (I can never get my head around the fact that you in English have the same name for them, we have a word for mother's mother and another word for father's mother, to avoid confusion). Bottom picture is my younger sister, one of my cousins and myself. 
Once again we are sponsored by Tattered Lace, this time with some amazing embossing folders, so good luck to you all!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Allsorts - blue and brown

This week at Allsorts we have a colour combo for you, and not just any colour combo, it's my absolut favourite - Blue and Brown! I distressed the background using a honey comb mask, added a die cut sentiment (made two layers to make it thicker) and added a bow and a piece of string. Easy and effectful!
We are sponsored by the Digistamp Boutique and they have so many adorable images to choose from, but this time I decided to have my tag very plain.

I'm trying to cure my cold at the moment, going to Holland with a collegue and two students tomorrow, we'll be gone the entire week, so I don't really need a sore throat and stuffed nose :(

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Christmas Creatures

This week at Allsorts Tracy chose Christmas Creatures. So any creatures in Christmas surroundings will do. I used a LOTV-bear on a white embossed cardstock on red card base. Simple but rather effectful. For the hat and the sentiment I used Festive Berries Distress Ink.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Allsorts - Halloween

We're closing in on Halloween so naturally that is the challenge theme at Allsorts this week. I used a Tiddly Ink image and made a card in green and black. Not that we celebrate Halloween particularly in Sweden but spooky things are fun all the time :)

We are sponsored with two gorgeous stamps by Little Claire so good luck to you all.

Other challenges:
Sweet stampin - Bingo (magic, witch, black)

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Allsorts - Think Pink

This week at Allsorts the theme is to Think Pink. I made a card with Melissa Frances paper and my beloved Sizzix daisy die. The jury is still out on the black background for my cards, but at least I have given it a fair shot :)

We are sponsored this week by Swedish House Crafts and even have some lovely guest DT-work from them on our challenge blog.
Off today to some thrift shop hopping with my wee one, never know when one might stumble on a bargain :)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Allsorts - Trees and leaves

This week's challenge at Allsorts is to feature trees and/or leaves on your creation. I coloured the die cut leaf bought on E-bay with distress inks Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Dried Marigold to get the autumn look. I'm trying a black background to the photo but I'm not sure that I like it.
Anyway, we are sponsored by Marianne Design this week, so a lovely prize for a lucky winner.

Well, now I'm off to my elder one and their newly bought house just outside of town - to smell the head of my beloved grandchild and to clear some waterspouts, trim some thujas and paint a wall with the most hidious wallpaper ever, that needs to be covered immediately :)


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Allsorts - Sentiment in focus

My turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and I want you to put the sentiment in focus.
I used a sentiment from Winnie and Walter on soft green backing paper with a die cut border for interest and I still need to figure out how to turn the ribbon right so that the dots show on both tails of the bow...

I finally get that clean and crispy stamping now - after years of fussy, shady, half-inked images... By using a picture frame from IKEA, turning it into a misti using this tutorial.

We have digi stamps from Digistamp boutique and a lovely die from Tattered Lace up for grabs so do join in!