måndag 25 oktober 2010

Giftset for my dad´s 60th birthday

Good morning to all in blog land :)
I spent most of my time yesterday at a friend´s house making this giftset for my dad. Those of you who visits me on a regular basis knows we´re soon off to Egypt celebrating his birthday! He turn´s 60 soon and that calls for a big celebration! :)
I bought this album at the Magnolia store in Borås early this summer and it´s so typical me to not start off working with it until yesterday. I used my favourite patterned papers for this project. They´re from Tim Holtz. All the edges on the album has been painted with Crackle paint picket fence (also from Ranger ;)) Most of the floers comes from Magnolia and so does the image. Isn´t this Edwin just the cutest thing?? I´ve been using him for most of my cards for men :) My dad´s name is Hans and that´s why the thickers spells that out ;) I hope my father will like this special gift!

I´m very honoured so many of you wanted to stick with me even since my candy is now over :) But I think I have to be very clear however ;) The candy is over now and a lucky winner was drawn yesterday. If you want to follow me that´s just swell but unfourtunatley the candy is over and done with..;)

Now I´m off to pack some last minute things and be sure to think about us in the morning at 5.30 am. That´s when the plane takes off! ;) Sunny days, here we come!











onsdag 20 oktober 2010

DT WOJ Challenges: #90 Distressing

Hi everyone
I hope you are all doing well. :)
I´m still at home, my daughter has a fever and has gotten a cold. :( I feel so sad for her, especially during the night time when she can´t breathe as well as she usually does. And of course I feel a bit sad for myself as well ;) When she can´t sleep that means I can´t sleep...

But that doesn´t bother me today because we all know today is wednesday and it´s already been two weeks since we posted a challenge over at the Whiff of Joy challenge blog. Time flies by :) But I´m very happy to tell you we have a new challenge for you all now, this time it´s all about distressing.

When I made my card for this challenge I found myself grabbing one of the stunning guardian angels again :) I totally adore them all. This is little Musing Melinda. I´ve colored her with distressers on 300 g watercolorpaper.
As usual I was blown away by the wonderful work the other ladies on the dt made :) Go check the blog now and see for yourself. Pick a WOJ image and some papers and start crafting! :) We love to be inspired by you all!





I´d also like to enter this card over at the Wild Orchid Challenge blog :) Their recent challenge is all about pastels wich is suits me like a glove ;) I just loooove that :) Nice in the autumn I think :)


måndag 18 oktober 2010

Criss cross x-mas with Papilio

Hi there :)
Today I´d like to show you a criss cross card I made using some very cute and usable stamps from Papilio :) Lida has been baking some christmascookies for us. Isn´t she the cutest thing standing ready with the rolling pin in her hands! She reminds me of my little girl, always wanting to bake something (doesn´t really matter what - just about anything will do ;) and when we are getting busy she get´s that same "exited but patiently waiting for us to start look" in her eyes.
After making some non traditional looking christmas cards I felt like making a traditional one again. So I started painting Lida in red and brown and after that I picked out some matching patterned papers. I usually do it the other way around but it worked out fine this time :) Those of you who know me a bit better also know red isn´t my fav colour to craft with but I love these new red "A merry little christmas" papers from Magnolia. I still struggled a bit with the embellies. Don´t have so much to pick from there since I hardly ever craft with red...I added some snow here and there using my puffy white pen. Inside the card I used some of the stamps from the little pack Seven sorts of cookies. Also very usuable! I have a feeling I´ll use it on lot´s of the x-mas cards this year. :) 

I´d like to finish off today´s posting with thanking all of my new and "old" followers for wanting to participate in my blog candy! Far more peps than I ever expected and I´m so grateful for all of your lovely comments about my work ♥.
Thank´s for taking a look today!







söndag 17 oktober 2010

I´m so happy :)

Good morning to you all
Today it´s a really good morning I think! Sunday usually means a lot of time for me to craft and we always eat an extra yummie breakfast on sundays ;) Love them, it´s so nice to have lot´s and lot´s of time to eat in peace. If you are able to with a three year old at the table ;)
And to my great joy I just saw I made top 4 over at Sketchy Colors this week! Yay! Yay! Thank you ladies! It´s such an honour I guarantee you I will wear your bagde with pride :)
I´d also like to take the time to congratulate my dear friend Kylie whom also made top 4 with an incredibly beautiful card. :) Good work, hun! If you click her name that will get you right to it ;)


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My top 4 card :)

fredag 15 oktober 2010

Thanks for everything Millan and Marie ♥

Hi lovelys
Today I´d like to show you some pics of a thank you gift I made for my first dt "moms", Marie and Millan, the owners of Stämpelgården. They gave me my very first dt assignment :) As you probably know by know I chose to step down a few weeks ago. This bag is filled with diffrent sorts of goodies and is my way of thanking them for everything they´ve done for me :) With is a lot and I´m so grateful
Thank´s for believing in in me, Marie and Millan! 
I´m looking forward to giving it to them today when I have a visit in their lovely store planed. You should to, they have the new Magnolia "A merry little christmas" collection in store now! Sorry to say though, they haven´t had time to put them up for sale in the online store yet. But if you live in Scania you can get your hands on them today. I already have some of them, but now I feel I could use some more ;) 
Ha,ha,ha,ha! I just can´t seem to get enough ;) 
The stamp in the shaker is a new one ;)  I think it´s one of those you can use all year round! Not just for somethin christmasy ;) Have a great weekend!




onsdag 13 oktober 2010

For sale section updated again

This time I have three stamps from Penny Black amongst other things for sale :) Check it out under my for sale section (right under my banner ;))
Email me if you´re interrested: louisejeppsson@hotmail.com
Sadly I don´t ship internationally - I think it´s to much work ;)



måndag 11 oktober 2010

Tilda plays the violin

Hi there!
I hope you are all well :) I´m so exited to see a lot of you want to participate in my blogcandy, please spread the word ;)

Today I´d like to show you a new card a made yesterday with one of the upcoming christmas stamps from Magnolia. She is playing the violin! Isn´t she the cutest thing. I love the romantic feel :)
I´m entering two challenges with this card:
Sketchy Colors Colourcombi pink, blue and grey
Just Magnolia #76 2*2 ( 2 ribbons, 2 papers, 2 charms, 2 embellies and so on)

I realize it´s hard to see the grey details but it´s there for sure ;) I just can´t capture the silver stickle I put on the snowflakes ;) I painted Tilda with my distressers on 300 g watercolourpaper. The frame is made using a punch around the page set from Martha Stewart. The adorable snowflakes was part of the goodiebag I recieved at Magnolia this weekend. I gave them a snowy toutch using a puffy pen. The patterned papers are from Tim Holtz.
Thank´s for you visit!




söndag 10 oktober 2010

Fairy Auburn from Papilio

For those of you who enjoyed my posting about Magnolias reopening yesterday but missed pics I´d like to tell you about Lillemors blog. She is telling you all about it today and shares some beautiful pics from the big day :)

Today my posting is all about this utterly sweet little fairy named Auburn! I hope you all fancy her as much as me :) Malin works wonders at the drawing table :) And she´s perfect for any project right now, since we are in the middle of autums sparkle. I tried to chose patterned papers that I think has that autumn touth to them. I bought these at Magnolia yesterday, they are from BG. And..I couldn´t resist painting her cute pants pink ;) The result is this easel card I made for my mother in law, Marie. Her birthday is coming up and I also added a more personal greeting, but I hid it ;)
I followed a sketch made by one of my teamies at WOJ Challenges, the very talanted Chelsea (looove her cards *lol*, go check them out) over at the CLP Challenge Blog. Besides that I also enter this card at Wild Orchid Challenge #7. It´s all about stitching :) If you don´t have a sewing machine of you´re own it´s not a big deal, just add some faux instead ;) The dt´s projects are so nice and they inspired me a lot too.

I´ll be back in a while with my candy :) I know how to make great cliffhangers ha? ;)





lördag 9 oktober 2010

Magnolias grand reopening :)

Hi gals ♥
I´ve had a great day today!! :D
Lot´s of peps probably heard the big news a while ago. Magnolia had a big reopening, besides all the lovely things for all cardmakers and scrappers they also sell interior design and some yummie for your tummie! Yes, they have a café too ;)
Since we have a long drive ahead of us, me and my greatest cardmakingfriend Annette left home yesterday for a little roadtrip. We arrived in Borås around 10 pm and took a spin down to Magnolia to make sure no one was there already, and no one was..Just us crazed ladies ;) So we want to the hotel for a good nights sleep and returned at 8 am for some shopping! It was just us and four other cuties that we had lots of fun with til they opened the door at 10 am. But as time went by more gals arrived of course...Me and my firend ended up as no 5 and 6 through the door and that ment goodoebags for us! Yay! I especially loved the stamp Pauline made just for this occasion! Tilda is so cute holding a banner :)
Unfortunately there was so much peps there I really had to use my elbows to move around in the store and I didn´t think to much about taking pictures so that you could take part of my great day! Sorry!

But...I´m happy to announce my blog soon has had 10 000 visitors and I bought some extra stamps for a blog candy I´m planning to celebrate this! My followers all has the chance to win, so take a look tomorrow ;)



Me and Annette

I felt so lucky to meet some of the very talanted ladies on Magnolias dt! This is fab Lillemor :) I also watched Angie and Camilla H paint with distressers and got lots of great tips!



onsdag 6 oktober 2010

DT WOJ Challenge # 89: Janes sketch

Hi cuties ;)

I´m feeling so happy today :) Cause today is wednesday and not just any wednesday...No today meanes a new challenges over at Whiff of Joy! Yay, yay!

And we are so amazed and grateful to all of you who played along with us during the last challenge. It´s so inspiring to check out your work :) Before I tell you more about the new challenge I have to remind you all about the new release that can be ordered from the webshop now. I totally adore the polarbear :) He´s so cute! But without further due I´m presenting you the new challenge with is to follow an amazing sketch made by lovely Jane:
It was so easy to work with and still leaves a lot to the imagination, just as it should be! This is how my card turned out. This is a card that really represents my style and I have uses lot´s a favourites :) The shabby photocorners from Melissa Frances, the spellies and the pink is totally me! ;) The image is called Melinda reading book and is illustrated by Elisabeth Bell along with some other beauties in the Guardian angel collection. The sentiment also comes from Whiff of joy.





I hope you won´t forget to check in with my very talanted dt friends , they have some utterly stunning cards to share with you! You can find them all in my sidebar :)

Now I can hardly wait to see your interpretation of the sketch :)
Thank´s so much for visiting me and I hope you have the time to write some words before you hurry on by ;)
Hugs!

lördag 2 oktober 2010

Guest DT MDUC: Challenge #66 Colourcombo green, blue, yellow and craft

Hi everyone :)

YAY!! It´s time for a new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges! This week it´s all about combining the colours blue, green, yellow and craft :) I struggled a bit with this challenge but I´m happy with the end result :)
Besides the fact this used to be colours I never would put together before I bought a spellie frameability at the convent last sunday. I have been wanting them for quite a long time but I actually havn´t found them in a webshop in Sweden :) Thrilled about finally getting my hands on them I got right to work ;) I have seen wonderful and very talanted Mag use them numerous times and I believed she used two papers on top of each other ;) I couldn´t understand how she managed to make it look that way! ;) Until my hubby (whom was very determind to help me find the solution ;) ) cracked how it´s done! Thank´s my love! I was so frustrated! I checked Mag´s blog out several of times and just before finding out how it´s done I was actually ready to throw my computer out of the window! :o And all along it said exactly how to do it in  the user manual.....how embarrasing, I didn´t understand what stencil means...! The day after I just had to email Mag and tell her about my struggle with this ;) I think she had a good laugh ;) But she´s such a darling, logged right in here checking out my work :) Thank´s for all the support Mag! I doubt you have managed to miss out on her lovely work but If you have: put a stop to it now! ;)

Well...I will definatly use this colourcombo again :) It´s a wonderful thing these challenges, that´s what they do for you! Challenging you.. And hey, that´s a good thing or else I could wonder around in my pinks all the time ;) And my spellie frame I feel is going to be put to a lot of use as well ;) And I love this cute little Tilda, she´s just fab! And for the first time I´ve used almost every doo hickey I own : The big flower is made from them :) So cute!

As usual the other ladies on the dt struck me with their stunning work! So don´t forget to log on, get inspired and start crafting! We love all the entries, it must be hard for the ladies to pick one winner and top 5 every week!
It´s with great sadness in my heart I´m finishing of this post, it´s my last as a guest dt....:( But: THANK´S LOVELYS for this oppurtunity, I have learned so much and it´s been such an honour :) A very special thank´s to Kylie for all her support and lovely email during this time I´m not to sad though cause I know I´ll see you all again on your blogs and of course over at MDUC :)






More Christmas stamps from Papilio ♥

Good morning lovelys :)

Finally a new card from me...I have been crafting during the week as well but not as much as I´m used to. I´m one of those people who doensn´t treasure autumn very much. My favourite time of the year is definatly summer or spring so...I´m a bit tired now ;) I also like the thought of snuggling in the sofa under a blanket with lid candles but it´s so dark outside... I think I need some more light. It´s dark when I leave the house in the morning and it sure doesn´t take long beore it´s dark in the evening  when we come home agian. Maybe it´s a little autumn depression ;)? I lost some of my mojo but I feel it coming back again :)

Today I´d like to show you a a new dt card I made for Papilio. I think the new christmas stamps are just beautiful :) So this little guy Ole realunced my mojo :) The stamp is called Oles bukkedans. I made an easelcard with snowflakes and he has some stickles star dust on his cap, for that frosty feeling ;) 
Hope you like it :) If you want to feel free to leave a comment, they make me thrilled  






fredag 1 oktober 2010

Rosa bandet / Pink ribbon

Hi everyone :)
Today is the first day of october and that means that this years pink ribbon campaign starts over at the swedish forum Pyssel.net. Marie and Millan, whom are the owners of Stämpelgården always provides them with a big, generous package of craftmaterial for them to auction off. The money will be paid in full to the pink ribbon campaign at Pyssel.net. You can find the auctions here.
If you don´t feel like bidding on this fully loaded package you can still participate by sending a gift to Cancerfonden.
Please join in and help us fight cancer!