Monday, 31 December 2012

Starting a new year

Soon it's 2013 and my summary of 2012 cards and projects is as follows:










And I'm so happy that I can start the new year with a brand new printer that takes my Canson Montval 200 g aquarelle paper and is perfect for distress inks and distress markers, never smudges at all. It's a Samsung CLP 365 and it's brilliant =).
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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

A true BBC fan

I love the Internet! Cause that means I can sit up here in the deep snow of northern Sweden and fanatically follow Eastenders AND watch Call the Midwife Christmas Special AND Downton Abbey Christmas Special. It's been a lovely boxing day =).
And my card today is for a relative who's birthday was yesterday but we're going there in January.


Challenges:
Simon says stamp challenge- Anything goes
Lilis little fairies - something new (the edge punch is a Christmas present)
Wild Orchid - christmas friendship
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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

After Eight holders

Merry Christmas to you all!

These are the After Eight boxes that I made for Christmas, perfect gifts or to put on the candy table.




Challenge: 
Scraphuset - Make something for the Christmas table
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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Allsorts - black and white

I will blame Christmas preparations for not posting this this morning. But here it is now =)
At Allsorts the theme is It's as plain as black and white and I used these gorgeous dies from Marianne Design to finish this card (both the background frame and the christmas tree). Very clean and simple but it has an elegant touch to it - and not a coloured image in sight, scary for being me =).

other challenges:
One stop craft challenge - Christmas carol inspirations (oh, christmas tree)
crafts for eternity - anything goes
simon says - anything christmassy
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Friday, 21 December 2012

SFTW and RSD Sparkle and Glitter

Today it's last day in school before Christmas and time for not one but two new challenges - life is good =). Stampin for the Weekend has themed the last challenge for this year Anything goes, easy enough =).

And Sparkle and Glitter with Rick St Dennis has Last minute shopping. I used his image Euro girl Helene, a digital image he made with me in mind =). The blond curls and high heels are spot on =), he's simply genious! So a gift bag for Last minute shopping.





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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Allsorts - Christmas tree

Morning,
today the challenge at Allsorts is Oh Christmas Tree. My humble contribution is very clean and simple, embossed the tree on white card, distressed the edges and added a ribbon.

Other challenges:
one stop craft challenge - distressing
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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Teacher's gift

It's time to prepare the gift for the wee one's teacher and this year I made a bag with tea, flavoured with champagne and cream, lovely!


Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - anything but a card
Joanna Sheen - with love at christmas
Anything but a card - holiday

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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Allsorts - white, gold and one

Morning,
it's time for me to host a new challenge at Allsorts and I've chosen the colour scheme white, gold and one other colour
I used a sponsor image that I embossed. Embossing a digistamp takes a bit of time, first I used an embossing pen on the printed image, sprinkled the powder and then heated it. But well worth the effort. Of course it's easier with a regular stamp but a digi is what I had to work with so ...
The flowers from WO made a nice effect I think.


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Friday, 7 December 2012

SFTW - Let it snow

Morning, it's time for another challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and the theme is - very suiting for this part of the world =) - Let it snow! And I love the whimsy snowflakes!


Other challenges:
Marvelous Magnolia - Snowflakes
Deep Ocean challenge - so this is Christmas
Crafty creations - winter scene
Crafts and me - anything goes
charizma cards - christmas
Simply Magnolia - tis the season
Patti's creation - Christmas card
Tilda's town - Celebrate Christmas
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Sunday, 2 December 2012

And another...

gift tag, that is :)
This one using a Bildmalarna stamp and the alphabet Lindsey's diary.


Challenges:
Addicted to stamps - Christmas time
Sentimental Sundays - non-traditional christmas colours
Anything but a card - Holiday
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Tiny tag

Wow, it snowed loads last night so the dog went absolutely bonkers this morning huffing and puffing in all the white powder :)
We need to go out soon cause the wee one has gymnastics practise but not quite yet though. I have a tag for you this morning for a couple of challenges.


Challenges:
Live&Love Crafts - anything but a card
The ribbon girl - ho, ho, ho
Creative inspirations - gift tags
Lovely hanglar - winter wonderland
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Penny Black and more - it's your choice
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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Allsorts - Advent

First of Advent tomorrow and time for a new challenge at Allsorts today so we figured the theme might as well be... Advent =)

I used images from our sponsor Digistamp Boutique and made this rather plain and simple card, but the images are so cute they make up for it!


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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Candle light holder

I've been looking in some trendy design boutiques but I'm way too cheap to buy one of their - gorgeous of course but still... - candle light holders and pay out of my nose for it. So I decided to make my own. I bought a couple of odd holders at a second hand shop. Unfortunately I forgot to take a before-photo but I can assure you it wasn't a pretty sight, one was bright yellow, one was red, one was in green glass... well, you know...

And then I painted them all white, glued them to a tray - that I also painted white - and put some deco stones for stability (and looks of course). And voila, the candle light holder cost me £4. 

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Allsorts - bring on the bling

Closing in on December now and best start preparing for the most wonderful time of the year =). 
At Allsorts we have a challenge for you to bring on the bling and that can't be hard, now can it? 
I have made some simple gift tags using a stamp from our sponsor Flonz stamps that I embossed to make the tags blingy.


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Friday, 23 November 2012

SFTW - texture

It's time for another challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and the theme is Add something with texture (lace,cheesecloth,tulle,fabric,embossing,flowers etc)
My project is a bit different for being me =), it's a tag made with metal tape, adding lace and a flower using a TH die. But lots of texture it is =)


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Sunday, 18 November 2012

The scrap event

Yesterday's scrap event was really nice. Of course I didn't achieve much but I shopped and I ate and I had a good time. 

But I managed to enter one challenge there and it was to be inspired by the hexagon shape, and I won, yey me! =)

Other challenges:

Totally Tilda - Christmas recipe
Simply Magnolia - sketch
Tildas town - anything goes
live and love crafts - christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - more than one punch or die-cut
Southern Girls - Christmas project
Papertake Weekly - flowers


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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Allsorts - it's a gift

Today I'm spending the entire day at a scrap event, bliss!! So this post is scheduled, I've flirted loads with Mr Blogger so I'm sure it will work splendidly =)

The theme at Allsorts is it's a gift so I made a gift box for a collegue just cause she's absolutely awesome, no other reason needed. 

Have a wonderful Saturday!



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