Saturday, 16 September 2017

Allsorts - Feels like autumn

Here in the north of Sweden it sure feels like autumn - actually most of this summer did... So the theme at Allsorts - Feels like Autumn - was quite fitting. A distressed background in green, brown and orange and a stamped Penny Black tree with copper Stickles is my contribution this week.


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Allsorts - at least two design papers

This week at Allsorts the challenge is to use at least two design papers. A good opportunity to perhaps use the papers you bought and put in a drawer for later use - or the papers you just look at and gently stroke cause they're so pretty. Using up some design paper means you can get new design paper, you know :). I used three just to be on the safe side :) I die cut the text three times and glued together to get it thick and chipboard like.


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Allsorts - new beginnings

This week at Allsorts the theme is New beginnings. I went for a baby card, using an image from Lili of the Valley and masked it off so I could colour the background since I wanted the bunny really white. Just some pretty backing paper and lots of doodling. The stamped sentiment says Welcome to the world in Swedish. 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Allsorts - ribbon, more than a bow

This week at Allsorts the challenge is to use ribbon but use it for more than just a bow. I took some ribbon, weaved them together and put them inside a circle frame. I finished it off with a die cut sentiment dipped in gold glitter and som gold stickles around the frame.
We are sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons with these gorgeous bundles of ribbon:

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Allsorts - forest friends

This week at Allsorts the theme is Forest friends. Since I adore the teddies from Lili of the Valley I saw an opportunity here and made a card with just the image and some die cut flowers. The leaves I got by die cutting a large maple leaf and cutting into pieces. Simple but very effectful!


Other challenges:

Stamping sensations - Anything goes
MAWTT - Things beginning with B (bear, brown)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Allsorts - name or numbers

This week at Allsorts the theme is name or numbers. And I must start by appologizing for the crappy picture this time, don't know what happened with the lighting on this one. But I made a silhouette card by cutting out a circle shape in white cardstock. Then I diecut some butterflies and glued them behind the cardstock to create the illusion of a lasercut object. The backing paper, as well as the number 45, is in shining purple glitter cardstock, perhaps that is what messed with the camera? Or perhaps the fact that I had my first day back to work after the summer holiday yesterday, first day back after almost nine weeks of free time is always a shocker :)



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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Penny Black and More GDT

This month it's my turn to be guest designer for our sister challenge Penny Black and More. The theme for August is All creatures great and small and that's a walk in the park since Penny Black has loads of wonderful stamps with the cutest creatures. Like the little hedgehog that I chose. So hurry over and join the August challenge, lots of lovely prizes to be had!



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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Allsorts - Colours of your flag

Usually I'm very happy living where I do, but when a challenge theme like this week's at Allsorts comes along, Sweden really isn't a winner with its yellow and bright blue colours. So I toned down the bright blue to a soft nuance instead, and made the yellow more gold, otherwise this would not have ended well :) But yellow and blue, the colours of my flag, it is :)

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Allsorts - poppy and/or colour inspiration

Hi all,
the challenge at Allsorts this week is hosted by Brenda and knowing her I wasn't at all surprised by the poppy theme cause she loves them :) But to make the theme a bit wider she added a mood board to be inspired by as well. So no poppies on my creation this time, but I used the colours from the inspirational picture. I masked of the moon and distressed the paper with Fired Brick, Dried Marigold and Shabby Shutters. Stamped two Penny Black trees and added a die cut sentiment.

We are sponsored by Swedish House Crafts, and that webshop is well worth a visit!

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Allsorts - Fancy folds

My turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and I chose Fancy folds. So make a card with more than one fold, or fold a bag, a box, a birthday cake.
I made a gift bag, folded from white cardstock and decorated with flowers using a Sizzix die, leaves using a maple leaf die, stamped the name on a tag and printed a computer generated sentiment. It's a bag that my nephew's baby got for his christening.


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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Allsorts - Lavender and lace

At Allsorts this week we have a combination for you - Lavender and lace. This, I guess, sets up for some really soft, shabby chic, pastel creations. At least, that's how I interpreted it :). So my card is just that; soft, pastel, shabby chic with sewn on lace and gold embossed sentiment.
Have a lovely weekend!

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Allsorts - Magical/Mythical

This week at Allsorts the theme is Magical/Mythical, so think fairies, trolls, unicorns and wizards. I wanted to try some rarely used colours from the distress ink shelf so I went for fired brick and black soot.

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Allsorts - A question of sport

The theme at Allsorts this week is sports, all kinds. So I went for fishing cause it works well for male cards, and the family is rapidly filling up with boys :)
I made a tag where I masked off the Lili of the valley-stamp so I could keep the sweater and fishing bobber white, and coloured the background with DI weathered wood, tumbled glass and bundled sage.




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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Allsorts - Flower Power

It is time for another challenge at Allsorts but before that, let me just share with you the picture of my grandson, born this Tuesday, who has totally stolen my heart :).

Sussi Wikströms foto.

So... Allsorts... the theme this week is Flower Power, easy enough :) I made a gift tag with lace and roses. The bells chime when you move the card, really pretty :).

Other challenges:
IamRoses - anything goes (all flowers except the two-coloured pink ones from IamRoses)
Crafty Creations - anything goes
ScrapandCraft - anything goes
Vildasstamps - anything goes
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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Allsorts - Birthday boy

Morning,
we had our graduation at school this Wednesday so summer holiday has just begun. Not for me though, I'm in London writing the interim report for the Erasmus project our school is involved in. But there are worse places to spend a working weekend I think :). I know there has been a lot of turbulence there lately but we can't let crazy people scare us to stay at home, cause then they will have won! I love London and every chance I get, I will keep coming back there. And when I go home, it's to go to school for one more day - mainly to tidy up my desk - and then it's summer vacation until August 11th.

At Allsorts, our theme this week is Birthday boy, and I am - of course - in a baby mood (roughly two more weeks til I'm a proper granny) so I made a baby birthday card. Not for the chap we're waiting for, but for the little darling my nephew got last year. He's turning a whole year soon :) Wendy, who is hosting the challenge, stipulated that there has to be a stamped image so I used the lovely Hamish the Chef stamp on a plain background.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Allsorts - use two or more dies

This week at Allsorts the theme is: Use two or more dies. I used two circle dies with stitched edge and a die with baby clothes on a line, really cute.
Just wish I could hang out the washed clothes to dry in reality, since they smell fantastically when dried in the garden, but it's cold and grey and will most likely rain today, so not really a good idea.


We are sponsored with some really pretty dies from Marianne Dies so hurry over and join in!
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Allsorts - Christmas in June

Time to start thinking about the Christmas cards, it'll be winter before we know it :) So this week at Allsorts the theme is Christmas in June, just to get you started :)
I made a gift tag with iridescent snowflakes and some tiny bells. Computer generated sentiment, I've added it at the bottom of the post if you want to use it for your own creations.
We have two sponsors - digistamp boutique and Tattered Lace, so two lucky winners this week.


Other challenges:
vilda stamps - Anything goes
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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Allsorts - Vintage

Hi all,
first of all, the winner of the stamp set is Craftyfield, send your postal address to mummylade@gmail.com and I'll send it straight to you!

And it's time for a vintage challenge at Allsorts, yey!
So distressed edges, brown and blue, flowers and some rather old lace - that is vintage to me :)
We are sponsored by Swedish House Crafts, and they sure have lots of lovely items for creating the vintage look.


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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Allsorts 8th birthday!

Morning all,
this week we are celebrating our 8th birthday at Allsorts. Wow, time flies! The theme is of course Happy Birthday and if you join in our celebration we have a real treat for you.

Our Birthday challenge is kindly sponsored by Tattered Lace who are offering a fabulous £50 store voucher for this week's winner, AND in addition there is a £5 voucher for every single entrant to spend at their Crafting store.

To use your £5 voucher you will need a code which can be found by vising each of the DT's personal blogs, collecting the nine letters/numbers and creating the unique code. It's a really simple one, I promise you, but if you get stuck just mail us. Your voucher will be valid from today until Saturday May 27th and is limited to one voucher per entrant, that means that even if you enter three times you will only receive one voucher.

Here's my birthday tag with metal corners and shiny ribbon as only decoration since the text stamp from Winnie and Walter is so gorgeous in itself. :)

I will also throw in a stamp set as an extra prize. All you have to do is comment on this post and I'll draw a winner next Saturday.



And the letter you need? It's A. Just remember that you need to unscramble the letters to form a word that most likely is very familiar to you, and there will be one number, put that last and your code will work just fine.

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Allsorts - ring a ring o roses

This week at Allsorts the theme is Ring a ring o´ roses, you know that dear old childhood rhyme. So basically Brenda, who is hosting the challenge, wants to see roses on your creation. Easy enough right :)
I made an envelope shaker card using roses both as decoration and on the design paper. And put in a die cut ring just to be on the safe side :)
So looking forward to catching a glimpse of your projects cause what ever would we do without roses?

We have two gorgeous prizes, wish I could enter myself :)
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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Allsorts - Music


Today it's my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and since I'm going away this weekend to compete in the Nordic Championships in barbershop I thought the theme Music would be fitting :)
I made a tag with musical notes on, and a snowflake behind the design paper since Snowflake singers is the name of my chorus. Just for good luck ;)
We have prizes for two winners this week, one from Digistamp boutique and one from Tattered Lace. 

And also: soon it's time for our Birthday party!


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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Allsorts - embossing

This week at Allsorts we have a technique challenge for you, we want you to use embossing - dry or wet - on your project. I made an invitation card and embossed a pair of baby hands in gold as focal point.
Lovely prize from Sizzix to be had so hurry over and join in.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Allsorts - I spy

This week at Allsorts the theme is I spy with my little eye, something beginning with B. So use your imagination, the options are almost endless :)
I made a blue card with a pretty butterfly die and a gorgeous bear. Clean and simple. Looking forward to look at your creations! And of course we have prizes beginning with the letter B :)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Allsorts - sketch

This week at Allsorts Kath wants us to use a sketch as inspiration for our creations. So I came up with this shabby chic card.
I'm thinking I can use it as a base and add either a name or a number in the center when I know what to use it for. It's good to have a couple of neutral cards that you can swiftly personalize when you need them.
This is the sketch to use
 
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