fredag 28 januari 2011

Tilda with balloon

Hi all!
It´s been a while again since I posted, I have had so much to do at work this week. Two of my colleges is sick and that means loads of work for the rest of us. When I´ve come home I´ve been to tired to even think about crafting. :(
I´m glad to say my mojo is back so it´s been kind of frustrating ;) 

I have made a birthday card using one of my favorite stamps from the latest Magnolia collection "So special". This is Tilda with balloon and I made decided to dress her up in green :) The beautiful dp´s are also maggies. 

I´ll keep it kind of short today because in Sweden friday evening is kind of "holy". We are celebrating the end of the week by eating real good food and sweets togheter with the rest of the family. It´s called fredagsmys. = kind of like cozy friday ;) So I´m off to have some cozyness now :)  

Stamps: Tilda with balloon, star border from Magnolia´s "So special" collection
Papers: So special collection "Grandmas wallpaper" and "Love letter". White and black cs.
Tools: Spellbinders nesties petite ovals and petite scalloped ovals, Magnolia Doo Hickey dies: "Vintage tag" and swirl. 
Embellies: Big black gardenia flower and orchid from Magnolia, green cherrieflower from WOC. Black lace from Magnolia, Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon and alphabet stickers from MME.

måndag 24 januari 2011

You´ve got Purse-o-nalety!

Good morning!
Or at least it´s morning here in Sweden right now ;)
Just checking in to tell you it´s my turn to post a tutorial at the Whiff of joy inspirations blog. You get a little hint from the pic above what I´m showing there today :)
I have a very dear friend named Lena whos is very into creating in 3D. She gave me a handbag made out of paper for my birthday last spring and she inspired me to make one of my own :) I think this is a fab giftbag! I usually make a matching wallet where I place a voucher or giftcard.
I hope you feel like skipping over to the tutorialblog!

Have a great day!

lördag 22 januari 2011

CLP challenge # 32 + guest dt call

Happy saturday everybody!
For me the weekend is very welcome, a great pause in everyday life :)
I made this easelcard for the current challenge at CLP. (Crafting life´s pieces) It is run by my dear friend an dt buddy Chelsea. Chelsea and her lovely team has made some very inspirational cards for us to glance at following this scetch:

That is also what everyone you and I need to do to enter! Isn´t it beautiful? I had tonnes of fun when I made my interpretation :) Thank you ladies!
And you know what? The team will choose one very lucky lady whom will have the honour to guest them for a month! :D *Keeping my fingers crossed*

This Tilda is so cute, she´s walking around spreading lot´s of love. Perfect for any occasion but especially for valentines ;)

Stamps: "Tilda spreads love" and "shooting stars border" from Magnolia. Sentiment from Lily of the valley.
Papers: cs from Bazill and patterned papers from a paper pad called "Pastel" by Crafty secrets.
Embellies: big glittery roses brown and pink from Scraproom, smaller roses from Wild orchid crafts.Big brown pearls, lace from Magnolia, ribbon from Panduro. Stickles star dust, bling from Stämpelgården.
Tools: nesties heart and scalloped heart from Spellbinders
Colored with distresser on 300 g watercolor paper.

Have a lovely saturday!

fredag 21 januari 2011

DT Fuzzy Wuzzy Mid month reminder for January :)

Me and some of my lovely dt buddies over at The fuzzy wuzzy challenges is here again :) We´d like to remind you all you have two more weeks to join in on our january challenge which has the theme " anything goes".
We are so thrilled so many of you has already joined in! That makes us so happy! Thank you!

I made a joy fold card this time. I love those nearly as much as the easels so I guess I´m going to have to show it a bit better ;) Those easels just keeps poppin out ;) Ha,ha,ha!
I have used some truly lovely things from my dt pack from Whiff of joy. The image is called Puff heart dragon and he´s so cute, don´t you think?

I took this photo to better show you the utterly stunning heart lace border die, also from Whiff of joy. Both these products were released as a part of the Valentine collection.

Papers: pink and grey bazill cardstock, Tim Holtz and The girls paperie.
Flowers: Big pink rose Wild Orchids Craft, lilys from Magnolia
Embellies: ribbon from Scraproom, alphabet stickers MME, bling and pearls from Magnolia,  a photocorner from Melissa Frances and lot´s of Stickles star dust.
Tools: sewing machine, heart lace border die from Whiff of joy
Colored with distess ink pads on 300 g watercolorpaper. 

torsdag 20 januari 2011

Tip of the day!

Malin, the owner and illustrator behind the beautiful stamps from Papilio is offering all costumers a 30% discount on all christmas stamps. Click the pic to go shopping!
There´s one thing we all know for sure ;) We will celebrate christmas this year as well :)

onsdag 19 januari 2011

DT Whiff of joy challenges # 96: Chocolate, teal and creme

Today it´s time for me and my very talanted dt buddies at Whiff of joy challenges to post a new challenge again. This time we want to see all of you create magic with a color theme. Chocolate, teal and creme make a stunning colorcombo! I have never used them togheter before but I´ll definatly will again. They marry well, don´t you think?
I made a stair step fold card using some truly amazing stamps from Whiff of joy. (For direct links check my list at the end of this post.)
Since I never before combined these colors I decided to try and make a project that was sligthly challenging for me. That is not to use any flowers at all and also no ribbon. And you know what? It was much easier than I thought it would be! I´m so happy with the end result :) For those of you who know me a bit better you also can imagine I struggled a bit with this one. Gorgoues ribbons and flowers is something I feel can never be used to much ;) But visiting some of you, my dear friends all around the world, I have seen the most stunning projects without any. I wondered if I could make one and be happy with it and I managed! It so much fun to make something diffrent at times ;)

We are so happy to see so many of you decided to come play with us the last challenge and we´re hoping to meet you all again. It so much fun looking at all of your diffrent projects and see all of the diffrent interpretations.

My dear dt buddies has made some simply stunning projects for you all to inspire from. Don´t forget to give them a visit to and spread some love ;)
Here they are:
Anne, Kylie, Chelsea, Chris, Gio, Jane, Kathrin, Manuela, Michele and our talanted january guest Kristy.

Grab your gear and join us :) Happy crafting!

Papers: Chocolate bazill cardstock, patterned paper from MME "Lost and found"
Stamps: Melinda with bouquet and Lying Matthew with sentiment "Thinking of you"
Embellies: alphabet stickers from MME, halfpearls and rhinestones from Magnolia.  
Tools: Spellbinders nesties Hearts and scalloped hearts, Spellbinders fancy tags, Spellbinder petite oval and scalloped petite ovals, heart banner die from Whiff of joy.
Colored with distress ink pads on 300 g watercolorpaper.

söndag 16 januari 2011

It´s been quiet here but..

...I´ve been working on some dt projects for Whiff of joy :) I have had so much fun and I decided to challenge myself and make a card that isn´t really my style but I´m so happy with how it turned out! Sorry to say I can´t show them to you all just yet. Hang tight ;) They will be posted in next week :)

My daughter, Signe is now three and a half years old and is so eager to try this hobby too :) She is so cute playing around at my table! She made her very first card on saturday. I can´t resist showing it to you all, I  think she´s a star on the rising :) Ha,ha,ha!! ;) Mummy´s pride
Maybe she went a bit overboard with the stickles? simply can´t ;) ;)

And in the afternoon I found her sitting on the toilet reading some real important news ;)

I´ll be back with new projects soon :)
Hugs to you all and I wish you all a lovely week :)

fredag 14 januari 2011

MDUC Challenge #78: Sketch

Hi there!
I´m so happy I managed to make an easelcard for the challenge over at the lovely MDUC blog :) It´s been more than a while since I entered :(
The challenge this week was to follow an amazing looking sketch made by my very talanted friend Karen.

It was a delight to work with! Thank´s so much hunny!
I actually feel a tiny bit ashamed though...Ii have had this cutiepie Tilda in my stash for quite a while now but she has never seen ink before! :o *blush* Tilda is as usual inked with distressers on 300 g watercolorpaper.

There´s not to m uch time left to enter but if you´re quik you might manage ;) Even if you don´t I  warmly recommend a visit at the blog! The dt´s has created pure magic as an inspiration for the rest of us!

To finish off my posting I just want to tell you all: TODAY IS FRIDAY!! ;) ;) Yay!!
Have a lovely evening and take care!

onsdag 12 januari 2011

Lily of the valley challenge #79: Lenas sketch

Did you know I was lucky enough to win the last challenge over at Lily of the valley challenges? Yay! I can´t wait for my price to come in the mailbox ;) They have a new realease out with some awesome stamps suitable for Valentine cards and I simply coulldn´t help my self after looking at all of the sneak peaks available at all of their very talanted dt´s blogs. I feel january is going to be a poor month ;)

I made a card for this weeks challenge as well. It´s all about making a card after this stunner sketh, made by Lena Katrine.

I must be on a roll now beacause I was also the lucky winner of Leilas  blogcandy!! Double YAY! A yummie package arrived at my mailbox with lovely dp´s, ribbons and flowers :) Thank´s hun! I already put them to good use ;) The pink dotted ribbon is so cute, Leila :)

Even if you don´t have the time to make a card for this challenge I really hope you at least have the time to check out the challenge blog :) I f you´re into Lily of the valley stamps you certainly won´t get disseapointed! The dt´s has made some truly awesome cards as an inspiration :)

I started working again this monday after three long, lovely weeks off :( I´m so tired! But I love seeing all the kids! I keep saying to my self it will only be a while before I feel like I never had time off ;)

lördag 8 januari 2011

NEWS! Stampkit subscription

Katharina and Whiff of joy has some exiting news to share with us all :) This year we can all buy a stampkit subscription :) I think it´s a wonderful way to make sure you reiceve all the amazing stamps from the kit for sure :)

As Katharina so well puts it at her blog:

Back to the roots: all kits are secret (brand new stamps illustrated by Elisabeth Bell, not to bee seen before you receive your kit)

A4 !! size (super large stamps), unmounted, uncut rubber plate

available for pre-order only

quaterly new kit

Learn more about this by clicking the pic below!

fredag 7 januari 2011

I´d like to congratulate...

You know I like to give some back to my readers every now and then :) As a thank you for commenting on my posts. Your comments is so darling to me, they mean a lot. I decided it was time for another "Commenters candy". It´s drawn on my Valentine Ben card that generated 15 lovely comments. The lucky winner is number:


Random numbers generated Jan 7 2011 at 17:41:59 by

CONGRATS TO DENA, the face behind "Dena´s stamping corner".

Well, what can I say...This lady needs no advertisement from little me but I still want you all to know I admire Dena so much! She creates pure magic :) I love to check out her blog everytime she posts and that brings me and so many others tons of inspiration! So IF you haven´t visited before you should definately do it now! Again: my warmest congrats Dena
I´d be delighted to send you the candy after you contact me to give me your snail mail adress. My email:

Now all of you probably wonders what Dena won??

This paper pad by Basic Grey called "Curio"

and this divine clearstamp from Nellie Snellen featuring Dawn

And I know for sure Dena is into Dawn :) Read it some time ago ;)

To all: THANK YOU for you comments and kind words about my cards and other projects :)

DT Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges #5: Anything goes!

It´s time for us over at The fuzzy wuzzy to post another challenge again today :) It´s my second time contributing togheter with this lovely gang of ladies and I´m so exited! This time the theme is "Anything goes"
We are sponsered by the generous Katharina, owner of Whiff of joy. That means you can win these two amazing rubberstamps :)

All medias, brands and projects are welcome as long as they feature an animal!

I made this birthday card for a little girl that turns one very soon ;) My choice of image fell on this cutie called Mina, the celebrating cangaroo from Whiff of joy. Have you seen the little baby riding safely in the care of it´s mother? Makes my heart skip a beat ;) I have also put one of my favourite dies to good use also from Whiff of joy, namely the Pennants. The patterned papers are from an oldie but goldie paper pad called Kioshi from Basic Grey.

We, the dt gang, can hardly wait to see all of the stunning cards or projects made by you all for this challenge so we would be delighted if you had the time to join us :)
Speaking about the dt gang, the other ladies has created some real beautiful cards and projects too. Visit them as well and let them know they are rocking :D

torsdag 6 januari 2011

GDT Whiff of joy: Handsome Ben is bringing chocolates

I have to make my post a quickie today :) My hubbie is off to work, he is on call this week, and they had something planned in :( I hate it! But that´s the way life goes, hopefully he will be home again before I know it and then we are going to a furniture store. We are looking for a new dining table and some matching chairs. I´m sure it will change how I see my house. We have a big open space and everything is tied togheter there and to see those uggly old things makes me feel...well...tired of them :o
Would you look at that, and I promised to keep it short...

I created this easelcard yesterday featuring the amazingly cute Valentine Ben from Whiff of joy. I was so happy to hear both Nora and Ben would be back again in this valentine collection :) The sentiment says "Two hearts that beats as one" and is from the Wedding sentiments kit. In my mind there´s no company put there with so many great sentiment kit´s as Whiff of joy. They always seem to have a on in store ;)  I made an attempt at a card suitable for a guy but I ended up adding flowers and lace anyway. ;) Well, I just can´t leave without them :)

I wish you all a great day! Thank´s for your visit and I´m so happy to see my latest postings have so many comments. I live for those ;) ;) ha,ha!