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