Monday, 28 February 2011

DCD - spring garden scene

Morning, this fortnight at Die Cut Dreams the theme is Spring garden scene. I know it's not much of a scene but I love this image and just really wanted to use it. So clean and so easy to colour. And tulips are the essence of spring for me.



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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Allsorts - make your own flowers

This week at Allsorts we want you to make you own flowers. Our sponsors are Sketching stamper digi stamps and Letraset and they have some fab prizes for you guys!

I used the Perfume bottles digi stamp and coloured it with Aquamarkers Rose Carmine, Celery, Aquamarine and Straw Yellow.

The flower is made by pulling lace together in a ring and attaching it with a button and some ribbon bows.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

New punch and Kenny K

Got my new MS punch in the mail today so I just had to use it - of course...

I used the supercute Kenny K image and some black velvet paper, the texture of this card is fab =). Loads of roses from Wild Orchid cause Kenny K's Krafty Girlz want things that start with R and with the punched silver paper it sure is shiny enough to fit Cute Card Thursday (just in the nick of time ).



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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Hanglar card

Made a card with one of the baby Hanglar to fit a couple of challenges. It is for someone special but it says who on the inside and I can't tell cause that would spoil the surprise =)

Wild Orchid challenge - sketch

Crazy 4 challenges - use dies

Stamptacular sunday - someone special

Sukkersött - lace, flowers and pearls

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Distress ink storage

Morning,
got a tip from Jen about foam board for copic storage. I don't do copics but I have my distress ink pads that usually are all over the place so I decide to have a go at a distress ink storage thingy. Got myself some foam board from a local craft store - Konstnärsshopen here in Umea - and got my craft knife and glue gun out. I was really surprised to find how easy it was to work with and how sturdy it is. Now I have all my ink pads together with their respective foam pad, in alphabetical order - yey I'm organized



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Saturday, 19 February 2011

magnolia chocolate box

We're going to a friend's house for dinner this evening and a true crafter can't go somewhere empty handed, right? =)
So I had this box of chocolate that I made a new cover to. Papers are Pion design from the gorgeous new series Fairytale of Spring, and so it the ticket.



Challenges:

Just Magnolia - Love you

Totally Tilda - how does your garden grow

A Spoon Full of Sugar - anything but a card

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Allsorts - inspired by nature

This week at Allsorts we want you to be inspired by nature.

We have 2 fab sponsors this week
Stitchy Bear Stamps
They are kindly offering
$10 to spend in their on-line shop

AND

This month's guest designer Chris
is also offering the winner 6 images of their choice.

I used the sunflower image which is gorgeous and so easy to colour!!




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Friday, 18 February 2011

SFTW - monochromatic

Morning,
time for another fortnightly fun at Stampin for the Weekend. The theme is monochromatic so we want you to create something using nuances of mainly one colour. I chose purple and made a pencil case for my young one to have at school. The case itself is bought plain and undecorated and I covered it with paper and added some butterflies, flowers and bling.


other challenges:

Phindy's place - monochrome
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Crocheting around an image



Having a go at a video tutorial for the crocheted lace around an image. Entering it in the Top Tip Tuesday challenge too =).
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Monday, 14 February 2011

I'm on Rick's team =)

The super talented artist Rick st Dennis has picked me for his design team, Jumping with joy and doing a very embarrassing silly dance right now =).

I got some wonderful images to work with and this is one of them. I coloured the image with distress inks and crocheted a lace around it. The image is fastened on a plain plastic cannister together with a tied double bow and it makes a great vase for twigs and branches to lure out a sense of spring in the living room =)



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DCD - it's a girl

Morning all! And Happy Valentine's Day. Perfect opportunity to brighten a dull Monday by spreading some love. And chocolate!
It's time for another challenge at Die Cut Dreams and the theme is It's a girl. Like I said earlier - this LOTV image is a favourite and will be used a lot =). Now, please pop over to the DCD blog and check out the other DT creations, soooo cute!!!



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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Allsorts - all about the sentiment

This is a scheduled post cause if all goes as plans I should be out on a day-trip with the Comenius visitors - teachers from Wales, Germany, Netherlands and Italy. We're going to visit the moose-farm (yes, there is an actual farm close to where I live, it's a tourist thingy), ride snow-mobiles and finish the day off in an outdoor hot-tub. Gorgeous!!

So, Allsorts challenge... the theme is All about the sentiment. My sentiment is computer generated and you can have it if you want it =). I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point so I made a pop-up card and put the Tilda underneath.




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Friday, 11 February 2011

Handbag

Today just a quick post to show a handbag I made using an image from Rick st Dennis. Gosh, is that man talented or what?!?

Challenges:

Simon says - anything but a card

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Sunday, 6 February 2011

First shoes

I have started a small spring cleaning but it takes forever cause I tend to find things that distract me (which isn't hard when cleaning is involved hehe)

I found the girls' first pair of shoes and decided to display them in some way. I put them in frames (bought on an auction for just pennies) by threading steel wire through the shoes and onto the backside of the frame to attach them. That way I haven't ruined the shoes - which would be the case if I had glued them =).




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Saturday, 5 February 2011

Allsorts - it must be love, love, love

Wow, the past week was filled with visiting great inspirational blogs to see all the recycling ideas, warmed my heart to see! On the Allsorts challenge blog I have posted the winner and my top 5. And on that blog is also this week's challenge which is It must be love, love, love!

My contribution is a card with a Kanban image and papers with loads of spring feelings. Kinda early but warming =).



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Friday, 4 February 2011

SFTW - Valentines

We don't really celebrate Valentine's here - well the shops are trying to make us but it's not a Swedish tradition - but the cards sure are nice to make =). And the challenge at Stampin for the Weekend this fortnight is Valentine's so here goes =). I used a stamp from Skogstokiga and lots, lots, lots of punched flowers.


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