Archive for September, 2009

Two things to share today. First I made a card for the Just Magnolia challenge #24, which is a colour combo. Pink/grey and black is optional. I combined it with the sketch from Friday sketchers #71 and here’s the result.

Edwin with roses_front

Edwin with roses_inside

Edwin with roses_back recipe:

Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey pp

Stamps: Magnolia (edwin with roses), Prima and Stämpelgården (sentiment)

Ink: Distress inks, Versamark, Color Box

Other: Koh-I-Noor pencils, Dove blender, lace from stash, Fiskars border punch, half pearls, Nestabilities

The other thing is a toot. My card was featured on Scrapperlicious’ blog on Friday, how cool is that? Go check it out and leave a cooment! 🙂

Have a great week and pop back in soon again!



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I was the incredibly lucky winner of Irene Tan’s (Scrapperlicious) blog candy a few weeks ago and I loved the stamp set I received in the mail. It is Irene’s own design and that girl is not only a seriously talented scrapper, but a very good stamp designer as well! IMG

I sat down to play with my stamps almost immediately and this is what I came up with.

Message in a bottle

The background is made using Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans and using Tim Holtz’ technique with Mini Misters (love those!) and a craft sheet. Then I stamped various images on it, a text stamp from Stamperia, postage stamp from Stamperia also, and a corner stamp from Panduro. Irene’s stamps are heat embossed on distressed and inked pieces of cardstock. The tag has an eyelet and raffia. The little rolled up piece of paper is also inked and distressed and tied with hemp for a nautical feel.

Message in a bottle_closeup

Message_inside Message in a bottle_back

Thank you so much, Irene, for this beautiful stamp set! I know I am going to have so much fun with it!

Here’s a birthday card I made using a vintage photo downloaded from the internet.

Birthday card

The border stamp is made using two different Prima stamps from the Build-A-Frame set. I saw this on SasSa’s blog some time ago and adored the idea (and it is also on StampArtic’s site), so I tried it for myself and really like the look of it. Now I need to experiment with them to come up with variations! The background is made with Distress inks in tattered Rose and Milled Lavender and tons of copper Glimmer Mist (and oh boy, does it ever glimmer! LOL). The image sits on a panel embossed with Cuttlebug’s script folder, which is distressed and inked with Brushed Corduroy. The blue border is created with Fiskar’s Sunburst punch. The flowers are from a local craft shop, where they make their own flowers (aren’t they pretty?) and I have also used hemp around the image and lace underneath it. The sentiment stamp is from Stämpelboden.



That’s all I have to show today. Thanks for stopping by and all comments are hugely appreciated!


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Let’s Get Shabby #3

I found this new challenge blog, called Let’s Get Shabby, last month and loved the concept and the LOs I saw there, but just didn’t have time to make a page for the challenge what with vacations and everything. This month I wanted to take part but, oh my, I know now why it’s called a challenge! This month’s task was to make a white LO with only a hint of another colour. WHITE! I don’t do white. Like ever.

So here I am, 20 minutes late, computer problems (and not just procrastination…). Bummer.

I will post my LO anyway as I’m kind of pleased with how it turned out, finally. The “hint” of another colour turned out to be more like a “splash”, but oh well… 🙂

I’ve used a lot of Perfect Pearls, white acrylic paint, light green chalk and Antique Linen distress ink.


And a close up of one corner.


Thanks for looking!


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Blog candy!

I found this neat blog with lots of inspiration for using the Cuttlebug. What’s also cool is that Sonia is offering a really cool collection of stuff for one lucky winner. So hop on over and take a look! The candy ends on September 30th!

Oh, and through her blog I also found a really nice sketch challenge blog that I think I may have to whip up a card for! As if the day has enough hours for everything I need to do, much less stuff I want to do… 😀

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