Hi friends and followers!
YAY! Im back! My word, Ive been missing in action lately havent I? I have had loads of other stuff to think about trying to get things back on track with my lovely girls. Signe has had a bit of a struggle lately. She will be six years in may next year and as I educated my self to be a teacher we read a lot about kids and behavior through diffrent stages of their development and ages. Typical for a six year old is amongst other things to act a bit pre teen. ;) Slamming doors, being mad and having break downs for what we as parents consider the slightest things. And yes! I can tell you she has been acting out for a while. She is the most beautiful girly - inside out! But things and stages like this can really put any parent to the test. ;) Besides being almost six she just became a big sister and I believe that has been very trying for her as well since she has been all alone in getting everybodys attention before. Now she has to adjust to her new roll in our family. Poor thing! As the tip of the iceberg she has lost her first two teeth so shes got a lot going on. Im hoping things will go back to "normal" again soon so I will have the energy to craft in the evenings.
Enough about that and on to the theme of the new challenge at Magnolia Down Under! We want to see you make something keeping a song in mind! I have had so much fun creating this pop up card! One of my lovely teamies and cutest friends, Camilla Stöen Bakke , has made this awesome tutorial that I followed since this was my first one. It was so easy so if you feel like trying one yourself I deeply recommend this one. And hey, look at the utterly gorgeous creation she made- now thats inspiration!
I have been wanting to buy this cute angel Tildas from the Little Christmas collection ever since they made their way into the stores but I firstly bought them during the Magnolia Event in Borås a couple of weeks ago. I couldnt wait to color them and I had this project planned long before the stamps moved in with me and so I needed a song about angels. I googled to see what I could find and as I truly need to get a move on with my chrissy cards I immediately decided on the beautiful "Hark the Harold angels sing". And!! When I was at the Maggie store I noticed one of the 6*6 papers released in the christmas story collection is the notes and text to this very song! It was like destiny right? ;) I need some more of the papers though cause I kind of love them and nearly ran out! Booooohhhhoooooo! *sob, sob*
This Tilda was released in the fairytale collection a couple of years ago but I thought she suited just perfectly for the front of my card. She is so cute! Now I want to show you more pictures of the front:
I have followed the new gorgeous sketch over at CLP challenges, it looks like this for the month of october:
GOD JUL is swedish and means Merry christmas.
And for the inside I printed the first verse of the song and placed it in the background. The two cute to the boot Tildas are whats popping in this card ;) I have colored all Tildas with my di´s on 300 g watercoloring paper. Thanks to another gorgeous friend of mine in blogland, Melly, I now am a proud owner of my first The Langton ultra smooth watercoloring paper. Thank you so much for helping me out sweetie! I truly apprechiate it! I added loads of beautiful WOC flowers and a lot of Magnolia dies.
The card is pretty decked out ;)
Now, if you made it all the way here Im so grateful. Inspite all of my rambling and pictures ;)
Before you head off I hope I might have inspired someone to join us, we would love to see you there!
Oh, and please! Do not miss out on the utterly LOVELY creations by my teamies here!
Biggest of hugs! xXx