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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.

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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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The challenge on the Just Magnolia blog is distressing this week, so how could I resist entering? 🙂 It is my first time joining in this challenge, but I’m sure it won’t be my last! I used this week’s gorgeous sketch on the Truly Scrumptious blog.

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This photo doesn’t show it but the snow flake (a Nestie die) has a coat of Crackle Accent on the Broken China distress ink and it looks really cool IRL. The image is coloured with Distress Inks.


There is a lot of distressing, all papers are inked and scraped for a worn look.



papers –  unknown cardstock and Basic Grey’s Figgy Pudding patterned paper

stamps – Magnolia, Reprint (sentiment), Prima (frame around the text on the back of the card)

Inks – Distress inks (Broken China, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Weathered Wood), Versafine (Black) and Versamark embossing pad

Other – Nestabilities (Snowflake die, Labels 1), Cuttlebug, Crackle Accent, lace from stash, half pearl, clear embossing powder.

Thanks so much for looking.

Ciao tutti!

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I needed a birthday card and I decided to play along the sketch challenge on the Friday Sketchers blog. The card is for a baby, but I have decided that I am utterly incapable of making a decent looking traditional card for a baby, so I am just going to stick with what I like.




The Tilda image is coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils and a Dove blender pen. The flower stamp is coloured with distress inks. All edges are distressed with Antique Linen ink. There is stickles on the flowers, the bling on them is from Heidi Swapp.  The frame around the text on the back of the card is a stamp from Prima. Oh, by the way, I am having such a blast with my new Spellbinders Labels dies!

Thanks for looking!

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I have been crazy busy working on some scrapbook projects. I will post pictures s soon as I finish them, but in the meanwhile here’s a card.

I wanted to give a friend of mine a thank you card and I realized my stash of cards is pitiful. I really need to start stocking up on cards so I always have a few handy. Anyway, I didn’t mind too much, this gal deserved to have a card made especially for her. 🙂


I am waiting for some new Magnolia stamps to arrive, but even when I get my hands on them I don’t think I’ll cast aside Tilda with her cupcake, she’s just too damn cute! She is coloured with distress inks and I hope that all my practicing is paying off… lol

There’s also some Liquid Pearls, Stickles, chalks (oh my, haven’t used those in ages!) Primas and lace. The sentiment is from Reprint and the background text is a Swedish stamp called letter from Toscana, but I forget who made it.

Ok, off to work on my scrapbook project. Thanks for visiting!

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I’ve had a bit of a break, although it turned out longer than I planned or wanted. Just life getting in the way, I guess. Anyway, yesterday I sat down and made a card that hubby needed to send. I used some new papers I bought the other day, by an Italian company called Stamperia. I have come across their stamps before, but this was the first time I saw any of their papers and I like them a lot.

The sentiment is heat embossed using Egyptian black embossing powder (it shimmers in many colours, it’s kind of cool!), all layers are distressed and inked with Distress inks. The Magnolia stamp is coloured with Distress inks as well. This was my first time trying to colour images with them and I love how it turned out, although I obviously still need a lot of practice! The ribbon matches the green of Tildas dress very well, but it doesn’t show well here.


The inside of the card is decorated as well. I used a stamp from Prima’s Crenee Paris set.


The back of the card is decorated with the same patterned paper as the front and the inside, but I don’t have a photo of it.

Thanks for visiting!

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This is a card I made using last week’s sketch on the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge blog. I didn’t make a thank you card as requested (I have tons of those already!) but a Thinking of You-card. I don’t own a single Stampavie stamp, shockingly enough, but I was happy enough to use one of my lovely Tildas!



I used BasicGrey’s Blush papers, Prima flowers, Reprint brads and lots of Walnut Stain and Old Paper distress inks. Tilda is stamped with Versafine  Onyx Black and coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils and a Dove blender pen.

Thanks for looking!

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Here’s a new card I made with one of the new Tildas I got before Christmas. I have been busy practicing colouring with the Koh-I-Noor pencils and I think I see improvement. Last week I got some blending stumps and OMS from a local artists’ supply store as there are no scrap stores to be found around here. I have read that the stumps from China are way inferior to the ones from Taiwan and of course the only stumps they had were from China. Sigh. Anyway, either due to the stumps or my lack of talent I have not been able to get the stumps to blend as well as the Dove pen I have, so I guess I’ll just stick to the pen for now. 🙂


The background paper is from 29th Street Market, the matting behind the image panel is from Basic Grey and the number 9 is cut out from Crate paper. Oh, and there’s diamond stickles on Tilda’s wings.

I just ordered a bunch of new Magnolia stamps and I can’t WAIT to get my hands on them! My husband is going to be pleased as punch when time comes to tell him that I spent one month’s grocery money on this stuff. 😀

Thanks for looking!

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