tisdag 31 december 2013

My top 10 of 2013 (Ops, its a top 13 but don't tell anyone)

 Its a bit of a tradition for me to end the year sharing my top 10. 
This year will be no different, even though I didn't create anything between September and late December. 
Here it is:  

TH Distresser Januari 2013, Image Magnolia  

TH Distresser February 2013, Image: Whiff of joy 

TH Distresser February 2013, Image: Magnolia

TH Distresser March 2013, Images: Magnolia 

TH Distresser May 2013, Image: Magnolia 

TH Distresser May 2013, Image: Magnolia 

TH Distresser June 2013, Image: Magnolia

TH Distresser June 2013, Image: Magnolia 

Copic Sketch Markers July 2013, Image: WEE stamps 

Copic Sketch Markers July 2013, Image: Magnolia 

Copic Sketch Markers July 2013, Image: WEE stamps 

Copic Sketch Markers July 2013, Image: WEE stamps

TH Distresser August 2013, Image: Magnolia 

Thank you so much for taking a look! 
I always enjoy making a top eh, eh 10 because it gives me a reason to reflect on the year that has past. I think 2013 is the year I can say I started using my Copic markers. In 2014 I will hopefully like the result I get using them. Muhahahahaha! 

Hope to see you in the new year! 


Lots of love 

fredag 27 december 2013

Bella (and some pics of my new room)

Hello everybody! 

As I write this Im a little bit in a "come back" mode ;) I can hardly believe it BUT seems my room is all ready! At least construction wise. Im still decorating and thinking long and hard about where and how I want my stuff displayed.
Heres some pictures of my new place: 

As some of you may know there is no room inside our house for a whole room that I can have all by my self so we started thinking outside the box. My husband had an idea that I quit fancied. He had thoughts about turning our outside garden storage area into a craft room. We have isolated it, painted it, added a new door, windows and new wooden floor. It doesn't look much but I looooove it! Finally I have my own place AND…I can lock the door ;) lol! 

Here´s a picture from inside with my new desk. 
I will buy a shabby office chair as soon as I get the time ;) 

My sewing machine has its own area on the desk ;) 

 I want some of my stuff near and dear but I want some of the things that I don't use that much to be "covered" up so it doesn't look to messy and cluttered. Im so not a fan of clutter! I have placed all my small decorations such as Embossing powder, buttons, Kort go godt flowers (the ones in containers) resin pieces, prima stuff and so on. I have also finished my ribbon organizer. It looks great!  
Here´s some pictures of that (they are on Insta with the rise filter thats why they are a little yellow) 

So enough about my new room ;) 

Here´s the very first card I made in there :) It features beautiful Bella from Saturated Canary. 
She is inked with my Copics as I have found I have no watercolor paper left!? OMG! Major catastrophe! ;) And I also have no glue!? Even bigger catastrophe! I have to admit Im still no huge fan of using my markers. I just don't think Im good enough with them. But as my friend says: I need to practice more often so maybe its a good thing I have no paper ha?

If you have made your way all they way down here Im proud of you! 
You guys are THE bestest followers!! 
Love you! 
Thanks for being here :) 

lördag 16 november 2013

MDUC: Jingle bells

Hi there! 
Welcome to my place, especially as Im amazed you guys still find your way here ;) lol! 
I made a whole card! And it fits perfectly with this weeks theme for the new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under. Its JINGLE BELLS! 
WELCOME to join in! We would love to meet you there! Please head on over to look at the amazing stuff my highly beloved teamies made :) 

I made a shaped card, cut with my Go Kreate die. It features one of the new Tildas released just a few weeks ago. She is colored with distress ink pads on 300 g water color paper. Signe was with me as I put the card together and somehow the red must have touched with water because it spread at at some places over the image. I didn't think it was disturbing though so I decided to try and cover the places with a little white and now I act like nothing happened ;) lol I should know better by now than having Signe with me during the "I will actually make something something" moments. :( My word, she is cute, being everywhere and so on but my gosh! I got to watch my properties ;) I thought it would have calmed down by now but its still the same. All though, that really doesn't make much of a difference as I raid my boxes now too. 

Good news on the progress of building my new craft room! We have a contractor! However, they are very busy at the moment and cant make any promises to start before christmas. Im really REALLY missing you all by now and you would have laughed your heads off if you could see me whilst my desire to craft gets the best of me. I open the box closest to me and I start patting them...OMGosh! Im not normal am I ;) (Be good and answer yes...otherwise...don't answer ;)) 

I hoe you will like my make :) 
Lots of love 

lördag 12 oktober 2013

Rainy Tilda from Little London

Hello there cuties!

As some of you know I now have ALL of my stash packed and awaiting the move to my new room (That hubby hasn't even started...) God, knows when that will be! I imagine that some of you might realize the "pain" and longing Im going through not being able to play so yesterday evening I just had to go against everything I said I wouldn't do and I opened some boxes and had a go! I LOVED it! No surprise there ...duh! However...I can tell you it felt that it was a while since I created anything. Coloring took ages and I "never" seemed to like any papers I could use without unpacking it all. So at the end I had almost every box open..;) And I have a feeling I will do that again! lol! 

As the Little London stamps were released I just HAD to buy two of the Tilda's and Rainy Tilda is one of those. I just couldn't bear the feeling she was laying there alone, not seeing distressers. 
The papers are also Magnolia. The one with the clouds are so old but also very gold, at least if you ask me. Im almost out of it! :( 
The dies, a mini tag and the vintage keys are also by Magnolia. The rest is all from my all time fav shabby store Live and Love Crafts

Got to keep it a bit short today as Im taking my oldest, Signe, to the movies! Looking forward to some one on one time with my sweetie. But I do have some time to show you some extra pictures: 

Thank you so, so much for still popping by here after all of this time, it really means the world to me! 
You are the best followers ever! 
Hang tight! 
I will soon share some Magnolia christmas candy - two new images from the upcoming collection that I bought for you at the Magnolia store in Borås during Magnolia Event. 

söndag 15 september 2013

If I had a rose...

Hi everybody! 
Today is sunday and if you are a frequent visitor you know that this is the day I host the lovely Live & Love Crafts blog. It is not without tears this time as its my very last as a DT.
I have had to make the decision to leave for two reasons. We are outgrowing our house and my little place in our bedroom needs to give place for new closets and this means I wont have a special place to craft. At the beginning before my stash was this big (OMG! How did that happen) I lived in boxes crafty wise. I cleared my kitchen table as I wanted to make a card and took out my boxes but that just wouldn't work anymore. The other reason is my little girls. They are both so young still and I want to spend as much time as I possibly can with them until they grow up a little bit and I can dig into my boxes lol! I feel I have used to much of my spare time to make cards lately.

As I said in the beginning of this post, its not without tears though. I know Im making the right call but it is tough leaving the amazing friends I have met during my time here. Besides the hugely talented dt girls Ive worked with I have also been fortunate enough to have worked together with the most awesome boss anybody could ever ask for. Sandra, thank you for believing in me and allowing me to use your beyond gorge stock to make my cards. I will never forget you and your beautiful personality. 
To the rest of the dt girls I want to say thanks for all the laughs and all the help. Im so proud to have been working alongside you. You are very sweet and Im fortunate to call you all my friends. I will be stalking you all to see your wonderful makes in the future. 

This week the dt has been showcasing the lovely WOC flowers. I made a card in the shape of a flower and used a lot of WOC goodies of course. To name a few I chose the lilys, a wild rose and the cherry blossoms. I was blown away by the hip rosebuds so I had to add two of those as well. The stamp is inked with Copics and the motive is by Magnolia stamps. 

If i hadn't been using my all time fav LLC product on my good bye card it just would be crazy so the seam binding that is handmade by Sandy had to be there too, I choose a blue one today. Don't you just love the clay heart? I doooooo! 

I also decided to add one of the cute keys - they are so shabby me thinks :) 

Thank you so much for all the time you have taken out of your so busy schedules to comment on my creations for LLC :) For that Im eternally grateful :) 

Lots of love, 

söndag 8 september 2013

Gingerbread Tilda in Lappland

Hi everybody and a warm welcome to my place 

Today is sunday and its my turn to host the amazing Live and Love Crafts blog. This week us in the dt has showcased the new and utterly stunning paper collection from Pion Design called "Wintertime in Swedish Lapland". I have anxiously awaited this years christmas collection as the one for last year was awesome and I was not disappointed :) There is some truly beautiful red, blue and brown sheets! 

After my little vintage adventure last sunday I wanted to play with a Tilda and my distressers again. My choice was this cute to the boot little Ginger bread Tilda and I colored her up so she would match my fav sheets. I used the backside of "Christmas bell" and one 6*6 paper (the red one). Thats one of the things I adore most with Pion papers, there is often a backside that is just as lush as the front. Around Tilda I added both Snow-tex and Frantage in shabby white to make it look like it was snowing.

I wanted to make a little more wintery bouquet of flowers and my choice of roses fell on the burgundy 10 mm and the deep red 15 mm ones. The beautiful little red and yellow apples are perfect for xmas cards so I had to add some of those too :) Oh, and of course that adorable little cherub! 

The bow is made from Organza ribbon 15 mm. I added a charm tied in jute ribbon and it is my all time fav christmas charm that Sandra stocks! Love how the text dangles down :) The copper rose got a touch  of white frantage too. 

Luckily Sandra also stocks my absolute fav Magnolia christmas die, the spruce and I added lots of snow and distress ink crackle paint in picket fence to it to make it frosty. 

Im hoping you will like my make this week :) 
Lots of love, 

söndag 1 september 2013

LLC challenge september: Inspirational picture

Hi and welcome to my blog 
Today is September 1st and that means its already time for a new challenge over at Live and Love Crafts blog. This month we would be thrilled if you wanted to create something with this lovely inspirational picture in mind. 

To me this has a very vintage feel to it so I decided to really challenge my self and make my first vintage creation! So let me down easy will you? ;) It is something Ive been dying to try but Ive been to afraid to fail. Especially as we have a real vintage queen on our dt, Elin. During last week she challenged herself to create a card with a stamped image so I thought: let´s give it a try :) 

The image is cut out from a sheet of tags from the "Fairytale of spring" collection by Pion design. The patterned paper is also made by Pion and is called "Ocean of roses". I think I have to say this is my all time fav! Love it so much :) Its a book box that I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo. You might see that more clearly in the pic below:

The beautiful resin frame is from Melissa Frances set of "Floral frames". OMGosh, Im such a sucker for resin! So is that cute to the boot little lock. Once again I used the amazing cameo lady to glue my shabby seam binding together. To know and see more of all the products I used just click the pictures below and it will take you right there. 

Thank you so much for checking in with me today! 
Lots of love