Sunday, 31 March 2013

I'm Bob the builder!!

Have you ever worked with foam board? If you haven't I suggest you run out and get some as soon as the stores open again cause it's an awesome material. It's easy as paper to work with - just cut with a craft knife and glue together with hot glue - and sturdy enough to use as storage units. You might remember the storage shelf I made for my distress ink pads? If you don't it's right here.
Now I've put a desk caddy together. Six compartments, two drawers (they are made of cardstock) and it took half an hour to finish.
So, no excuses now ladies. If you can work with paper - and I know you can ;) - you can work with foam board.



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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Allsorts - vintage

Happy Easter to you all =). Today I have a card for Allsorts vintage challenge. What I like most is the rolled flowers made using a Marianne die, they really give an antique feel to the layout.
other challenges:
The shabby tearoom - photo inspiration
youmeandmagnolia - spring time
simonsaysstamp challenge - anything goes
deep ocean - photo inspiration
southern girls - the kids are alright
mariannesdesigndivas - inspired by the garden

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Friday, 29 March 2013

SFTW - anything but a card

Today is the first day of the Easter Holiday, yey!!! And I have a tag for you as my contribution to Stampin for the Weekend's challenge Anything but a card. Image is from our sponsor Flat friends. Backing paper is a page from an old book (dipped in coffee) and ribbon is from Blomsterlandet


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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Allsorts - deco delight

It's time for Deco Delight at Allsorts, we want to see all things 1920's, so break out your glamorous ladies, suited gents, glitz and feathers. And since I absolutely love the series Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge I got in the mood straight away :). The image is a Rick st Dennis digi and he has lots of lovely hat stamps.

other challenges:
crafty catz - sparkle with a bow
bunny zoe - girly

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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Allsorts - recipe

Happy Saturday all and welcome to a new challenge at Allsorts. We have a recipe challenge for you this week: 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments.

I used 1 image from Hanglar, 2 papers from Melissa Frances and for three embellies I took roses, pearls and die cuts. 
The sentiment is a stamp from this week's sponsor Flonz stamps.


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Friday, 15 March 2013

SFTW - Childs play

I thought spring was on its way but boy was I wrong. Up here in the north it has turned really, really cold so mornings are a regular pain...
Anyhow, time for another challenge at Stampin for the Weekend with a bit of Childs play this fortnight. And for that theme the images from Bildmålarna are perfect, they're absolute cuteness!


other challenges:
The ABC challenge - J for just as you like it
Really reasonable ribbons - Flowers and ribbon
Vintage utfordring - spring
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Sunday, 10 March 2013

New flowerpot and faux stitching tips


I had this flower pot in gold gathering dust cause the gold paint made it look a bit tacky. 




So I took out the spray paint and I think it's much nicer now :).



And also, lots of people have asked me about the tool I use when I do the faux stitching on many of my cards and projects. Well, it's an ordinary tracing wheel used for tracing pattern on fabric. Can be bought in most fabric stores and they're quite cheap :)




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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Allsorts - Springtime

Helped my sister yesterday to serve at an African wedding and that was amazing! The food, the dresses, the dancing...
So I'm a bit slow today but here's the DT piece for Allsorts where the theme is Springtime. A clean and simple card using a rhododendron digi from our sponsor.


other challenges:
Crafty catz - all stitched up
Totally papercraft - punch it
Patti's creations - green
cute card thursday - spring fever
simon says - a bit of green

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Sunday, 3 March 2013

A "B challenge" :)

Today I'm gonna case the style of a blogger I admire hugely, namely Brenda. So... had I had any skills for creating a stamped scene I would have, but I don't so I will settle for distressed background, which she is really good at making too. She usually works with ribbons and bows so that's represented. And she doesn't like colouring images, so I didn't either. Instead I used a butterfly, I'm sure B loves them, I mean who doesn't :). And the Marianne die cut is one of her favourites. 

and I'm gonna enter Crafty creations challenge, casing myself from yesterday's post.


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PB@Allsorts

This card is my contribution as guest designer for Penny Black @ Allsorts where the theme this month is One for the boys.
I really like the image and I still enjoy making the paper bows =).
I made this card for my uncle's 60th birthday in December. My uncle sadly passed away recently but I'm glad we at least got together and celebrated him properly.


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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Allsorts - for a lady

Today my card is For a lady, the theme at Allsorts. Image is whiff of joy, die in silver cardstock from Marianne design and the gorgeous flowers are a gift from Brenda.

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Friday, 1 March 2013

SFTW and Sparkle and Glitter

Today is another double DT-occasion, both for Sparkle and Glitter with Rick st Dennis and Stampin for the Weekend but since Rick is sponsoring SFTW this time I have a designer theme today =).

For Sparkle and Glitter, where the theme is Spring is in the air, I used Isabella Easter egg hunt 

    




and for Stampin for the Weekend, where the theme is Use lace, I used Nina Nouveau, unfortunately not in the shop atm (if you ask for it at the Sparkle and Glitter blog maybe Rick can be pursuaded to put it back in the shop)

Other challenges (entering the bottle tag project):
My mums craft shop - spring has sprung
Polka doodles - spring flowers
Hjerteboden - yellow, green, pink
Kreativ scrapping - Easter but not a card
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