Monday, 29 August 2011

DCD - gift box or bag

Making boxes is something I really enjoy so making a DT contribution to Die Cut Dreams this fortnight was sheer pleasure (not that it's unpleasant other weeks but... you know what I mean) cause the theme is make a gift box or bag.

I really like the Kenny K-image and it worked so well with the softness of the box. Can't wait to see all your boxes and bags cause I'm always on the lookout for foldings and inspiration.


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Sunday, 28 August 2011

More tin foil tape

This is what I've been doing this weekend - playing with my aluminium tape =). When dabbing on black acrylic paint and some copper paste that I bought yesterday it really gets this old and rusty look - me likey!!!


And this is what happens when you put a diecut in an embossing folder and run it through the cuttlebug =). I think I'll have to do some hinges now...



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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Aluminium tape


Like always I'm probably the last one to hear about it... but this aluminium foil tape is soooo cool. Check it out here. Got a roll from the hardware store yesterday (Biltema).
Started with this old can that I glued thickers to.

Covered the can with the tape and gently filled out the contours around the letters. I wanted to rub in some acrylic paint to give a rougher surface but I'm all out of black.



Made a small tag as well - tiny foam letters covered with the tape.


RAK=random act of kindness (when you send a card and/or some craft supplies to someone to cheer them up or support them or just because you feel like it. Usually sent anonymously on the forum that I belong to: Svensk Scrapbooking)
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Allsorts - back to school


Morning,
it's time for another challenge at Allsorts and the theme this week is Starting/back to school, a fitting challenge since it's stating the obvious for me as a teacher =).

I made a backpack using a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers but I excluded the lid on the small pocket. Image is Hanglar and dp is Pion design.




Other challenges:

Totally Papercrafts - back to school

Just Magnolia - bingo (gems, distressing, pin)

Stamp something - back to school
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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Showing my space - in all its chaotic splendor =)

I know I should wait for WoywW but this isn't just my desk, it's my entire craft space. I'd love to have an all white room with shelves and cupboards from IKEA but until that day this is what I have =). I love to look at other people's places to get ideas on what to improve around here so if you're up for it, show your space regardless of how it looks. Women has a tendency to be very self-conscious and go "oh, no, I'll have to clean up first"... does it look like I've cleaned the place? Nah!

Nr 1 here I collect all paper scraps sorted by colour so it's easy to find a small piece when needed.

Nr 2 here are my stamps in CD-cases. Wooded ones in the white top drawer.


Nr 3 all my flowers in plastic boxes

Nr 4 two computer screens cause I'm a total geek. I can play WoW and check my blog at the same time ;)
Nr 5 my Distress Ink-storage with the pads fastened with velcro on home-made wooden cubes. They used to be sorted alfabetically, that's all over now =)

Nr 6 my beloved daylight lamp. How did I craft without it?

Nr 7 my home-made light tent that I use to take all the photos


Nr 8 my paper storage. I bought two old post sorting shelves and just put simple extra shelves to get two paper packs on each shelf. It's hidious but functional =).



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Allsorts - You've been framed


It's time for another challenge at Allsorts and the theme this week is: You've been framed!

I used dp from the series Once upon a time, a forgotten paperpack that I found hidden in a drawer, shame on me =).


Blogger did not only cancel my scheduled posts, he turned them in to jibberish so I've got my day set now =(
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SFTW - Holidays


This is my contribution to this fortnight's challenge at Stampin for the Weekend - the theme is Holidays. It was supposed to be posted yesterday but Blogger seem to be ignoring me, so this will be a quick post to show you my DT work and inspire you to participate in the SFTW challenge and my next post will be along in a jiffy =)



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Monday, 15 August 2011

DCD - pink, green, coffee

First day back at work after the summer holiday... no further comments necessary I guess...

But to brighten my day there's a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams and the theme is the combination pink, green and coffee.

This is my contribution - the birthday card I gave my elder daughter.



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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Allsorts - anything but a card

Morning,
it's Saturday so it's time for another challenge at Allsorts. This time it's my favourite theme - anything but a card =).

I made a heartshaped basket (tutorial) using the gorgeous papers from Pion Design, lots of lace, a punch from MS and flowers from IamRoses.




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Friday, 12 August 2011

My French card - O la la!

Let me introduce Coco, a very chic lady from one of Rick St Dennis fabulous digital collections. Absolutely perfect for the card to our French teacher at school who is leaving us... sob...

Coloured with distress inks Black Soot and Stormy Sky. The sentiment should say "You are fabulous", if it doesn't blame Google translate ;)

Challenges:

Sukkersött
- metal

Sundays with Crissy - keep it simple stamper

Cute Card Thursday - clean and simple

Stamp Something - dog days of summer
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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Male card

Hi again,

second post today, could it be cause the weather sucks? Or because work starts next week? Or maybe because I need crafting to get my mind of the fact that I'm losing yet another collegue at work? Probably all of the above I would say =).

Anyway, here's a criss cross card using papers from TH and a Kenny K image.



Challenges:

Crafts and me - make it count

Scrapbooking4you - male card

Kenny K Krafty Girlz
- fun in the sun

Papertake Weekly - grow your own

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Bottle tag


Made this bottle tag for the monthly challenge at Svensk Scrapbooking, I really like this Magnolia image, so cute for any season!



And I got this award from Susy, thanks a bunch sweetie!

THE RULES FOR THE AWARD

When you receive your award, you can take a copy and save the above picture and place it in your side bar to show off your award, you can place a post up announcing your award and then thank the person who nominated you in your post. In a weeks time you then nominate 7 bloggers to give the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award to.

I couldn't possibly choose 7 out of all my wonderful followers cause you all have the sweetest blogs so you can just all help yourself to the award =)

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Image masking


Hi,
home again after a week in Varberg. Great weather, great food, great time =).

And today I have a card for a couple of challenges:

Tomic - image masking (Tilda, banner and heart stamp masked together)

Sir Stampalot - anything you fancy

Just Magnolia - anything goes with the added extra of glitter



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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Allsorts - red card

Morning,

this week at Allsorts it's my turn to host the challenge and I want you to make a red card (well, it doesn't have to be a card, it can be a layout, a box or an altered item but the main colour has to be red).

I'm not saying you have to get started on your Christmas projects - although it's never too early to start hehe...
No, just make sure the main colour of your project is red.

This is my contribution to the challenge, and is it a Christmas card or isn't it? Well, you be the judge of that =)

Made my own backing paper by stamping with Aged Mahogany on white paper. Framed the Magnolia image with a gelatin sheet so no rain on this card please =)


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Friday, 5 August 2011

SFTW - spots and dots

This fortnight at Stampin for the Weekend the theme is Spots and Dots.

I used paper from DCWV Linen Closet, image from Magnolia and flowers from I am Roses.

other challenges:

Just Magnolia special monthly challenge - anything goes with extra glitter

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Monday, 1 August 2011

altered bottle

Second post today, it's cause we're going to my mother-in-law in the south of Sweden tomorrow and computer access might be thin. But on the bright side she lives just a couple of miles from the Magnolia store in Borås and hubby promised I could spend a day there - all alone =). Yey!!

So the creation today is an altered bottle using a Hanglar image and paper from Pion design.



Challenges:

Just Magnolia - buttons, bows and bling

Sukkersött - alter a jar or bottle

Lovely Hanglar only - create a tag

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DCD - Holiday fun

This fortnight at Die Cut Dreams the theme is Holiday fun.

I used a LotV image and some TH designer papers. The flowers were made using ordinary white paper that I put glue on and sprinkled some sand over. Same with the diecut sentiment. Rather neat effect =)

Other challenges:

Sir Stampalot - whatever you fancy
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