fredag 28 december 2012

3 years from start


Three years has now passed by. I can't believe that I've had my blog for three years!

This last year some things has changed around here:

I've a new layout for the blog.



I've also now a DT job - which I find very fun and challenging!


onsdag 19 december 2012

Two weeks blog hop + challenge Seasonal Tags at CCC

Good morning!

We've now reached the final challenge at CCC this year. This means more prizes for you to win and longer time for you to complete your project.

And this last one is going to be a special one. The theme is seasonal tags - Christmas or New Year, it's your choise. The challenge will run for TWO WEEKS.

We are also holding a blog hop over at CCC during this period - leave a comment on each DT's blog post and finish at CCC. You have more chance of winning prizes if you play in the challenge AND the blog hop since we'll randomly pick winners from those that do both.

Tag - Tim Holtz
DP - Bo Bunny
Image - Pion Design
Lace -
Pom-pom trim - LLC
Jute ribbon
Rolled roses, cream - Kort og Godt LLC
Roses - WOC
Magnolia vintage berries - LLC
Distress ink pad

We have 4 great PRIZES over this next two week break and more than one way to WIN!

We will post our challenge today, and it will stay open for 2 WEEKS for any of you to enter and play in!  We will choose TWO WINNERS from the challenge entries! If you also join us in our BLOG HOP and leave each of our fabulous DT members some love on their blogs, then you will have a chance to WIN a  sponsored prize as well, we will choose TWO WINNERS from the BLOG HOP comments!!

Start the blog hop at ANNA's and follow your way down the list! We are looking forward to your visits! You can always go back to CCC  if you lose your way to get back on track!


CCC is back again on January 2nd.

Hope you've found some inspiration!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


onsdag 5 december 2012

Winter scene at CCC

Good morning!

Here in northern Sweden we finally have some snow! Yes, probably a little too much at once, but at least it helps you get that Christmas feeling :)

This week at CCC we would like to see something wintry on your project. I've used a LOTV stamp named Christmas Star and some white and blue DP from Maja Design to get that wintery feeling.

I've also added lots, and lots of flowers. White carnation flowers, white and icy blue roses in different sizes. All of them are from WOC. The hearts peeking out is a die from Spellbinder. And some white pearls on top of that.

Ribbon Girl - Ho ho ho
Simon says - Anything goes
Addicted to stamps - Christmas time #44
PTW - Anything goes 

Hope you've found some inspiration!

onsdag 21 november 2012

Christmas is coming at CCC

The Saturday's scrap event near town was a perfect ending of a great week. It was a great event, even though I did't produce that much.

This week at CCC Christmas is coming and we want you to make something that has to do with Christmas. For me that means spending time with your loved ones and eat good and feel good. So therefore I've made a card of the sweets that we eat (and must prepare) before Christmas - with a recipe hidden inside.

Papers from Maja Design
Recipe stamp

PTW - ribbon and pearls
CCCC - anything goes #24

Hope you've found some inspiration!

onsdag 7 november 2012

No flowers at CCC

This week at CCC you are not allowed to use any flowers on your creation. I found that really hard and I think I actually did quite good during the circumstance.

DP - from stash
white cardstock
pearl swirl
pearl ribbon
martha stewart punch
pink ribbon
vintage brad

Bearly Mine - anything goes #60
Charizma cardz - recipe #43

Hope you've found some inspiration!

onsdag 24 oktober 2012

Halloween spooks

This week at CCC the theme is Halloween spooks. I've made a card and used black, orange and green. Now it's your time to spook!

Image - WOJ
Text - WOJ
Roses - Wild Orchid
Cheese cloth
Crisp ribbon
Organza ribbon
Blach rhinestones
Spider charm

SFTW - something spooky

Hope you've found some inspiration!

måndag 15 oktober 2012

Wedding picture on a canvas

After a few weeks I'm finally done with my first canvas project. I've used a wedding picture of my grandmother and gradfather to be the central of my piece.

DP - Maja Design (1923 and 1922)
Cream cardstock
Edges are distressed with Walnut stain
Fake stitches
Numbers in glitter - Scrap-Perra
Small letters - Scrap-Perra
Pearlswirl - PY hobby
Pins, heart hanger and pearl flower - LLC
Keyhole - Melissa Frances
Flowers - PY hobby, Wild Orchid, Kort og Godt and LLC
Ribbon/bow - Pysseltagen
Charms (key and watch) - PY hobby

Bearly Mine - pearls and swirls #56
Craftsandme - anything goes #105
Creative Inspiration - anything goes #184
DivasByDesign - anything goes #56
Papershelter - love beats all #85
PartyTimeTuesdays - anything but a card PTT#89
PennysChallenge - anything but a card #97
PinkGemChallenge - flowers #57
TuesdayAlchemy - anything goes #35

Hope you've found some inspiration!

onsdag 10 oktober 2012

Challenge #191 picture this

For me September passed by in a hurry. I can remember me working a bit, going to school and sort of doing a card, but everything else is just a blur and now it's already October!

I've actually made an investment when it comes to craft. I've bought a lamp, Ott Light, which makes my crafting space so much whiter, brighter and lighter. Truly one of the best investments so far! :)

I'm going to show you my interpretation of the challenge we have at CCC this week, which is picture this. We want you to follow and be inspired by this picture below for your next project.

And here's my result.
Image - Mejlen's design
DP - Bo Bunny
DP - Paper pack Bookprint
Coloring medium - Distress Markers (pumice stone)
Roses - Wild Orchid
Heart pin - Live & love crafts
Love hangers - Live & love crafts

Wild Orchid - Anything goes

Hope you've found some inspiration!

onsdag 26 september 2012

Autumn leaves


Wednesday again, which means challenge time at CCC. This week's theme is Autumn leaves.

I've made a clean and simple card for this challenge.

Color medium - Distress Markers
Leaves - Prima
DP - Kaiserkraft

Hope you've found some inspiration!

onsdag 12 september 2012

Fairy Lily in lilac and challenge at CCC - move it


I've had an eventful week with a hectic start at the University and a lot to take in, the workout at the gym has begun seriously now and I haven't got used to being alone with my sister now when our parents have left the cold country Sweden for warm Majorca. The last one isn't really a burden in the same way as the rest, because I'm really enjoing just being the two of us, but it's just a very strange feeling.

This week at CCC we want to see some movement on your card with e.g. dies, coil spring etc.

Image - Fairy Lily sitting on flower
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Heart punch - Martha stewart
Pom pom trim - Live & love crafts
Coloring medium - Distress Markers

The ribbon girl - add pearls
Bearly mine - anything goes
Allsorts - layers #171

Hope you've found some inspiration and I hope I'll see you att CCC!

onsdag 29 augusti 2012

Magnolia and DT at Crafty Creations Challenge


Today is a very special day. It is my first DT post for Crafty Creations Challenge and I'm so excited!

With that said I would like to present to you our challenge this week - #185 Summer scene! Take a look at CCC's blog for some inspiration!

Here's some inspiration from me.

Magnolia stamp - Tilda offshore (borrowed from Heléne, thank you!)
DP - Maja Design - life by the sea
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment - LOTV
Charm - Anchor from PY Hobby
Cheese cloth

The edges are colored with Distress ink in the color walnut stain.

Creative Inspirations - Bingo #178 (pearls, flowers, blue)
Tilda's town - Anything goes #15

Hope you've found some inspiration!

torsdag 9 augusti 2012

Totally Tilda DT call

A couple of days ago i finished making my card for the Totally Tilda DT call. In order to apply you had to make a NEW card with the color inspiration from this photo below.

Here is what I came up with.

White cardstock
DP - Dana Morin design - lullaby little star #LUL-504 ( the back of this paper has flowers on it
DP - Paper maze - dottie collection - pink dottie #0169
 DP- blue dotted paper from stash
Heart punch - Martha Stewart
Border heart punch - Martha Stewart
"Time to celebrate"-text - Lili of the Valley
Edges inked with Distress ink walnut stain
Flowers - Wild orchid
Cheese cloth
White organza ribbon
White zick-zack ribbon
White bow made of white organza ribbon
Round heart die - Spellbinder (frame around Tilda)
And last, but certainly not least, Tilda borrowed from a friend (thank you Mummylade)

 Hope you've found some inspiration!

fredag 3 augusti 2012

Baby album page 3 - sleepyhead

I while ago I finished another page in my baby album. And now is the time to show you that piece.

white cardstock
DP (large background) - PY Hobby and Papermania in the color parkstone pink
DP (circles) - from stash
brads - PY Hobby
rhinestones - PY Hobby
flowers - all from Wild Orchid
alphabet (large, glitter)
alphabet (small) - scrap-perra

BearlyMine - anything goes #46
WildOrchidChallenge - round in circles #55
CharismaCardz - pink + 1 (white) #30
CuteCardThursday - clean and simple #228
DivasByDesign - flowers #46
ThePaperShelter - glitz and glimmer #75

Hope you've found some inspiration!

måndag 30 juli 2012

Gorjuss in the rain


Up here in northern Sweden the weather has treated a little bit of this and a little bit of that - sun, heat, rain, cold, hail and thunder...

So lately I haven't been too inspired to do a lovely summer card. I decided to stick to the rain, otherwise it might get too messy to try to bring all the weather together at once. At least rain has some connection to summer compared to hail.

stamp - Gorjuss
cardstock - silky white, texture white and bling in silver
DP - from stash
roses - wild orchid
crisp ribbon - live & love crafts

 She is coloured with Distress Markers (black soot, broken china, victorian velvet, antique linen and pumice stone).

TotallyGorjuss - pearls #142
ThePoodlesParlour - anything goes
SimonSays - anything goes

Hope you've been inspired!

tisdag 24 juli 2012

A box filled with...


I went through my pictures of made stuff and found something I haven't published. It's a box - very easy to make - in which I filled up with some treat for the hostess at a tea party. She really appreciated it.

Design paper - think it could be from Riddersholm design, but I'm not sure
Punch - Martha Stewart
And of course cardstock for the bottom

1. Make the chest (a box but without the lid) out of a square for the bottom. You can choose which size you want.
2. Score about 2-3 cm from the edge into the paper on every side.
3. Cut among some scored lines so that you are able to fold and fold up the edges so it looks like a chest. Glue or use double sided tape so that they stick together.
4. Take your DP and cut it so you have a stripe of 15-20 cm wide paper (depends on how high you want your box to be).
Note! Cardstock/DP are in size 12x12 inches (30,5x30,5 cm) and because of that you might want your chest to have a circuit of maximum 12 inches (30,5 cm) to be able to avoid seams.
5. The decoration is then up to you!

Hope you've found some inspiration!

torsdag 19 juli 2012

Distress Markers from Tim Holtz and Ranger - Red hair

As I said in my earlier post, I would come back and tell you about my progress coloring red hair.

Here's the result.

scattered straw - lightest
barn door - middle
fired brick - darkest (main color)

scattered straw - lightest
barn door - middle (main color)
fired brick - darkest

The first one got a more intense red color in her hair, while the second girl got more of a pinkish tone - and you have probably already figured out why, but I'm doing to write it anyway - I've used two different colors as the main color.

This is why I love coloring this way - you have endless color combinations! You could add some aged mahogany or some brown for a different effect.

Happy coloring!

tisdag 17 juli 2012

Baby album page 2 - a la vintage style

This creation was a hard one to handle. The layout began with the color pink, which didn't quite fit. Then I gave up on it and started to make a card. When I began to make my card I remembered my lastest investment - Maja Design papers - and I got an idea. I tried my idea - cut some papers and now I'm finished! What a detour!

Maja Design - vintage summer basics (1921, 1891, 1908)
White cardstock
Pearl lace from Live & love crafts
Flowers from Prima
Pink tassel from
Pearl swirl from PY Hobby
Charm - stroller from PY Hobby
Cheese cloth from Live & love crafts
Ribbon slider from Wild orchid
Flower decoration from
Wooden decoration - crown from
Small roses

TotallyPaperCrafts - lots of layers #125
WildOrchidChallenge - shabby chic #54
ABC-Challenge - T for two (two pins)
CreativeInspiration - bingo #171 (glitter - on the flowers, flowers - everywhere, ribbon - along the paper edged + bow)
Mayzyart - anything but a card #005
PTW - all things girlie #72

Hope you've found some inspiration!

torsdag 12 juli 2012

Distress Markers from Tim Holtz and Ranger


Lately I've been coloring a lot with my Distress Markers. I know I've said this before but I love them! This coloring technique fits me!

Below you'll find some results.

 Trying to do some blending

 The technique starts to set

 Not too detailed - really fun to color - as well as the Lillybelle

I also want to share my hair coloring combo with you - even if you want to color from the brightest blonde to the darkest brunette - this combo is a winner!

scattered straw
mustard seed
wild honey
spiced marmelade
tea dye
vintage photo
walnut stain

If you don't like the most bright and intense colors you could just skip the color mustard seed and spiced marmelade.

To color the hair of my Gorjuss I've used black soot and pumice stone.

I'm trying to color some red hair - I'll get back to you on that!

Happy coloring!

söndag 8 juli 2012

Shopping at Live & love crafts

This week I received a package from Live & love crafts with a little bit of everything in it.

Papers from Magnolia

 Pearl lace in white and cream

 Roses with glass pearls

 Tim Holtz hinge clips

 Mixed charms (bird cage, passport, sewing machine etc)

 Crispy ribbon in white and brown

 Notting Hill keyholes from Melissa Frances

 White flowers from Maya Road

 Magnolia stamp - Tilda with winding flowers

 Crystal and heart pins

During this weekend I've tried my new Tim Holtz Distress Markers and I just love them! I don't have any picture on my painted images to show you yet though...