Friday, October 30, 2009

Good evening everyone! This week has been a busy one, the boys are on a leave and I have been running from one meeting to another. But I have managed to make a card.

Decorpaper is Funky Fairys. The Magnolia image is coloured with watercolourpens. I added some texture to her scarf with tiny stitches, next time I´ll take the smallest needle and a very thin thread, mine were too big for this, for a moment I thought I would ruin my image.

The pears are also Magnolia, they are stamped with a clear pad (Tsukineko) and embossed with a fab silvery pearl embossing powder from Heat It. It doesn´t show at all on my photo.
The glittery ribbon is Papermania and gems are from my stash, I think the raindrop shaped gems also works as pear shaped :)

Simon Says Challenge: all that sparkles.
Just Magnolia: monochrome, I added white and the image did get some colouring.
Funky Fairys Challenge: touchy feel, the ribbon is great for that!
A Spoon Full of Sugar: kitchen and cooking theme.
Cupcake Craft Challenges: I love this weeks sketch, but I always end up with something slightly different, my bad...

Now I´ll have a lovely relaxing weekend, hope you all get fab weekends too.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Different shades of white

Good morning everyone! Yesterday I came home with some new lovely cardstock and I have already cut two of them for this card. I have also used the white backsides of some decor paper scraps, one is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Two strips are punched with a MS edge punch (my new toy) , one of them did get two embossed lines too.

The image is from Greeting Farm and it is coloured with watercolours, her wings did get gold tones with a Sakura pen and dimension with Rangers Stickles. She´s a pure joy to colour!

I´ve made the flowers by following the first part of this recipe. The pearls and the small flower punch are Panduro. The ribbon is from my blogfriend Yvonne, thanks hun :)

Bizzy Becs- Creatalicious Challenges : Use only scrap/used sheets of DP and handmade flowers.

Colour Create Challenge : Make a white card, I added some golden tones and coloured the image.

Friday sketchers:
They have a lovely sketch by Claudia this week, as always I got carried away during the process and ended up with something slightly different. Some sketches are fab for inspiration!

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday,


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Use a photo

Funky Fairys Challenge wants to see photos this week. I made a blue and white layout (my version of the Finnish flag) for a photo from a trip to Helsinki many years ago, it was a winter trip and freezing cold.

Decorpaper are Funky Fairys. The stamped images are Tim Holtz and I used Distress Inks for stamping and distressing. Alphabet is Sissix. Blue flowers, pearls, ribbon and small flower punch are Panduro. I made good use of my sewing machine for the circle.

I´ve hidden a tag behind the photo for journaling or more photos. The tag is from Funky Fairys free Christmas kit. I used two of them and stamped a Tim Holtz image on the smaller one. The lion reminds a little of Finlands Coat of Arms. I´m not usually keeping track of such things but as I was born in Finland...

Today I´ll be busy choosing new cardstock and adhesives and other lovely things, I hope I´ll come home with everything I need and not just things I fell in love with :)

Hope you all get a fab weekend,


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I have followed the fab sketch at A Spoon Full of Sugar. It´s perfect for scrap pieces and so fun and easy to follow, I´ll use it again. The bright and zingy colours I´ve chosen fits in for Just Magnolia Challenge this week.

The image and bench are Magnolia, the tree is Kortmakaren, the bats and pumpkins are made with foamstamps (I don´t know the make of them). I have coloured with watercolours and Distress Inks. The Inks are so nice when you want more vivid colours. The bats are embossed with Rangers Distressed Embossing powder and I can join Whimsy Stamps Challenges.

The leaves are QK and the alphabet is Sissix. The orange-yellow decor paper is made with acrylics and Perfect Pearls. I´ve added black colour with a Sakura pen.

As I have chosen a Halloweeen team I will join Cupcake Craft Challenges, they want to see things that go bump in the night. My Tilda do look a bit scared I think, I´ll give her a nicer surrounding next time :)

Hope you all get fab day,


Saturday, October 17, 2009

No image

I have followed the sketch from Simon Says Stamp Challenge, or at least my intention was to follow it. I got carried away and took an oval instead of a circle, my bad; the sketch is fab.

The decorpaper is Funky Fairys. I have used nesties for the ovals, QK for big flowers and a Panduro punch for small flowers and small heart. Sentiment is Kortmakaren. I´ve added some glitter with Rangers Stickles and highlights with a Sakura pen. Gems, ribbon and big heart are from my stash. The ribbon is dark purple but it looks black on my photo (it is too cloudy today).

As I haven´t used any image I can join Funky Fairys Challenge, they got a Guest Designer call this week too. That is a bit tempting isn´t it!?

I have used punches and dies and can join Whimsy Challenges.

Today I´m off for some shoe shopping with youngest son. The shoes we bought a month ago are already too small. Hopefully I´ll find something nice and crafty to me :)

Addition: The sentiment says " Merry Christmas and A happy New Year"

Hope you all get a nice weekend,


Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween box 2

We´ve had this seasons first snowfall here in Stockholm. I started to long for Christmas and all lovely treats. There´s no snow left, it melted immidiately, but my treat cravings are still there. Wish they could have melted away too! I´m supposed to loose a pound or two...

I need two treat boxes for Halloween, so here comes the second one. With this one I enter the Halloween challenge at Swedish Scrapbooking. Luckily enough I´m not much for Halloween treats.

Decorpapers are from Funky Fairys. The bats are embossed with Distressed Embossing powder and then cut out. The pumpkins are stamped with the Distress Ink Fired Brick, brushed with Perfect Pearls and got a thick layer of Dimensional Magic. I cut them out and could "crack" them.
Golden swirls are QK. I added some black highlights with a Sakura pen. Ribbons, ants and green silk paper are from my stash. Candy is Anthon Berg!

Take care,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween box

I´ve had this idea since I won a fab paper download from the Funky Fairys; to make a box for Halloween treats. I´m no good with folds so I simply altered a box and I can enter The Funky Fairys Challenge. I distressed the papers with Distress Inks. I used my new foam stamp set, but I don´t know the make of them. That´s the downside of buying things second hand. I´ll send a mail to the seller and ask as it´s fab set with many stamps. I found ants, ribbons and green silk paper in my stash.
As it´s a Halloween box I can also enter A Spoon Full of Sugars challenge and Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

I want to show you the cards I made during the cyber crop. We got 10 challenges during four days, I´ve never been that busy crafting. I´m out of 12" cardstock and adhesives now, hehe. But it was great fun and a real mojo boost.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

And the winner is ...

Thanks for all the comments for the candy, I have gone through them all and made a list, and hubby made a random integrator. (I´m sure there´s nice downloads for those, but he´s a computer wiz and loves to make own programmes for everything. I can´t complain, I make cards instead of buying them, hehe.)

And we have a winner:




nr 2
Clare (littlebear)
Congrats sweetie :) Please send me a mail with your address to and I´ll post the prize to you.

Hope you all get a fab Sunday, I´ll stay indoors scrapping and stamping today.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

My candy again (now closed) I´ll return with a winner :)

Candy is closed now, I´ll be back with a winner!

This post will stay at the top to the 10th October, please scroll down for newer posts.

My small candy is back again! It´s open for all!

1 lovely Magnolia stamp
1 sand coloured VersaCraft
3 ribbons from Panduro (1,2 m each)
4 pink + 4 blue handmade crochet flowers
4 pink + 4 blue DCVW 4,5*6,5 cardstock
10 Reprint brads
20 heartshaped diecuts

It´s an easy one; leave a comment and a winner will be drawn the 10 October.
I´ll ship worldwide :)

Please don´t leave more than one comment! Double ones will be erased.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cyber crop #1

First layout for the Cyber Crop I´m taking part of. It´s a layout lift and it was fab to follow.

I´ve used KC decorpapers. The papers for the sentiments are made with acrylics using a mister. Sentiments are Tim Holtz and I´ve used Distress Inks for stamping and distressing. Buttons are from my stash.

I´ll be busy a few days more, then I´ll come back bloghopping and drawing a candy winner too :)

Take care,


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Let it snow!

I bought this lovely stamp from a scrapbook friend. Isn´t he cute! It´s my first WOJ stamp and now I can join Whiff of Joy Challenge :) I followed Rach fab sketch but turned it around.

The decorpaper with dots is Funky Fairys and I made the one with snowflakes using stamps from a Simon Says Stamp set with happy penguins. The fab sentiments are from that set too.

I stamped and distressed with Distress Inks. The oval is a nestie. The snowflakes and stars are cut out with a Cuttlebug die. I glued together two snowflakes to make them pop out more. I´ve added some highlights with a clear Sakura pen and some dimension with Stickles. I really should look for some of that lovely fluff I´ve seen on some cards, it´s better for snowballs I think, mine looks more like iceballs, hehe.

Tomorrow I´ll join my first CyberCrop, oh, and don´t forget my small candy. You are welcome to join :)


Friday, October 2, 2009


Decor papers are Funky Fairys and this week Funky Fairy Challenges are in for any kind of transportation, so my sailboat stamp from Panduro fits in. (Last week I was the happy winner, I´m still smiling! They have some free downloads if you want to try.)

Cupcake Craft Challenges wants to see bugs, the swirl and the butterflies are Tim Holtz.

I think my colours can fit in for Colour Creates Challenges choice of hot pink, dusky pink and chocolate, although I added some white for the contrast.

I´ve used Distress Inks for stamping and distressing, a clear Sakura Starlight for highlights and an embossing pen for embossed lines. Pearls, gems and dewdrop are from my stash (some of them are a gift from an internet friend, thousand thanks sweet Yvonne!).

I have to show the highlights too, and my thumb :)

Don´t forget to check my small candy, it closes the 10 October! You are welcome to join!