Holly Jolly Deer

I have to admit that i have fallen head over heels with the deer and the squirrls from the Greeting Farm’s Forest friends. I did stamp up some during the scrapgathering but im starting to run low on them,so i just HAD to order the set for myself – a good use for the money i got from my grandma in cristmas gift. Some other (lots…) find it’s way into my ordering-baskets so I can’t wait for my mailbox to be full of goodies, but it will probobly be for after the 7th when i get home again from the baptism of my godson (that’s the card that is comming up).

I have been thinking a lot about this card, especially the papers and I have been wondering what would be suitable as a focal to them, so after some thinking i decided that the Deer would be good- as a raindeer-feel. So i colored the Deer with Copics, and got happy with it and then started to pull a couple of papers from the Holly Jolly Christmas-collection from Echo Park, then i got some cardstock to match and put it all in front of me. And then i spilled the biggest glass of milk over it all! Let’s just say that it was annoying and that i dried all the papers with my embossing-gun. All paper was ok, a bit wobbly but ok, except for the deer so i had to redo him, i have to say that the second one got a bit better- but still….

I used a Cute Card Thursday’s Sketch for the layout, just changing a bit. I also followed the colors of this weeks Shabby Tea Room.

The decorations on this card is mostly the rhinestones and the ribbon but i also put a hint of diamond stickles on some of the christmaslight-paper. The background of the Deer is made with some nestabilities (scalloped and normal oval) and the white paper is embossed with Provocraft’s embossingfolder Snowflakes. The greeting is stamped with the distress Ink Gathered Twigs.

Stamp: The Greeting Farm – Forest Friends. Arkivet – cirkel God Jul

Copic: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, C10 + White Gelly Roll Pen

Paper: Echo Park – Holly Jolly Christmas

Dies: Spellbinders – nestabilities – Scalloped oval, oval, scalloped circle, circle. Provocraft – embossingfolder – Snowflakes

Other: Diamond Stickles. Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs. Colored Rhinestones.

Shabby Tearooms Inspirational Photo

 

Labels for Beerbottles

So today we did some labels for one Björn’s beers. The label is just cut out in brown cardstock with Tim Holtz’s die Tiny tab and tags. I did use up all my scraps of brown, so they are in different shades of brown – but only the dark ones. The circles that is added is in another brown, or black, to get some contrast. The image is one that Björn found (online I think) that was a good one for this type of beer.

We decided to make the labels as hang-ons so we could re-use the labels for the next batch with same recipe. The twine that is used is a stiff one (bit hard to tie) but give of this nice rustic look.

Tim Hotlz – Tiny Tabs & tags.

Brown hard twine.

Black and White Christmascandles

So because i already gave my parents their christmasgifts two weeks before Christmas i wanted to give them something little on chritsmas eve, so i decorated some candles.

The candles are “Fenomen” from IKEA and i did use two sets of stamps from Panduro. The Pinecone one and the christmas tree one.

One thing i didn’t remember from the last time i did candles was that the silk paper is so thin that when you stamp on it the ink will get through. Fortunate i had my craftmat under, but i was annoying. I did like how the pinecones look, they are striking and bold.

Stamps: Panduro – Talkottar (“pinecones”) and Gran/God Jul (“Christmas tree/Merry Christmas”)

Other: Candles (from IKEA), White silk paper, wax-paper.

Playing around

Some weeks ago i ordered Making frosty friends and the Critters in the snow-sets from Lawn Fawn. I saw them in podcast with Christine, i really feel in love with the cards she made so i wanted to do some similar (which is on the way).

But due to sickness, new job, christmascards and birthdays they have been on my desk, looking very sadly in my direction. And now when Björn is cooking i sat down and started to play with them and the Archival Brilliance Graphite Black that I got as a christmasgift from my brother. And i can only say WOW! I love them both! The snowmen are so fun to create and even if they are clearstamps that are just so good! They keep the ink and give such wonderful lines, it was a long time ago i got this worked up about just stamping, and the inkpad then… i love it! It smells a bit different then I’m use to but it get so black, all covering black! I just had to share it to the world!

Happy, happy, happy!

A Wintery Birthday card

 (better picture coming tomorrow when I can take one in daylight)

So I just finished up another card that have been in peaces on my desk for months. I did color the mice for a long time ago and did choose a couple of papers from the DCWV’s Christmas pack, but i just ended up using two of them. The card if for my grandmothers birthday next week. The layout is using this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge that is a sketch. I don’t really know what to say more, i wish a had some of the spellbinders grommet tags for the sentiment, but nothing i had at home looked good and i don’t really think that the small text is enough either but i was the best i could come up with. The border is made with on of the inserts from Spellbinders edgeabilities, the classic rick rack one. Because it was the insert i traced the edges and cut it out.

Copic: E13, E11, E21, E00, E04, E31, E33, E35, R29, R39, E59, E40, E41, YG17, YG08, E21, E31, G85, YG67, B91, B93, N5, N3, N1, E57, E49, E29, E11, N9, N7, N5, N3, E57, E33, E31, E43, 0

Stamp: House Mouse – Christmas Opening Presents and Spring: Dip

Other: Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo distress Inks. Spellbinders – Edgeabilities – Classic Ric Rac

Decorated Tea-balls

Last weekend, when i celebrated Christmas with my siblings i gave my brother and my sister 2 teaballs each that i had decorated. I had totally forgot all about them until i saw the pictures in my camera when I were preparing for the magnolia card I just published, but here they come…

I got the idea from Tina that told me that she had done decorated tea-balls for a friend. Unfortunately i did mine in last second, that last one was finish 5 min after my mother said that we would start heading over to their place for the celebration.

I had a very clear image in my head of how they would look and i can honestly say that the end result is nothing near what i had in mind, but i’m happy anyway. My tip for anyone that does this is to replace the original chain with one made with the rings you have decorated and some empty.

I didn’t get a good result decorating the chain with adding metallic loops with pearls so I ended up adding the pearls to the already existing chain with nylon wire instead. In the end of all the chains I fastened a charm. Another problem that struck me was that i only had 4 colors of pearls and that i should have bought some that wasn’t blue and purple:P

Next time I want mine to look more like these, and i think it’s a good idea to use pearls that only is attached on one side, like Evelina did.

4 teaballs, some pearls and nylonwire.

A White and very Blue Shaker “Star Tilda”

So i wanted to do my first shakercard for this blog. I did one long before the blog started but let’s just say that it was in the begining and every time i see it on my mothers shelf i wish she would take it down.

So i wanted to use one of my favorite stamps: Magnolia’s Star Tilda.I did color this one a while ago and i found Bo Bunny’s Midnight Frost to suit her well, so i kept going. And if you know me I’m crazy for blue so it got the be a very blue card with hints of white. On the scrapmeeting a while back i stamped some background that my friend Linda had so i deiced that one of them would be in the shaker. I colored it lightly with lots of gray and blender pen so it wouldn’t take to much of the focus away from Star Tilda. The shaker is is made by oval and scalloped oval nestabilities. The plastic is from an nestabilitiepackage and the filling is white flocking from You Do. As an after thought i think that card would have looked better white the scalloped edge white and the flocking should have been handled more, now when you hake the card the flocking has a tendency to clump a bit.

The stars and letters have been cut from a white (with small blue lines) paper from the collection. The letters are die cut with a Double Do alphabet and the stars i stamped with a stamp i had (on the backside of the paper) and the cut by hand. Both the letters and the stars have been covered with stardust stickles. The rest of the card and the star Tilda holds is also coated with stardust. The ribbon is a white dotted organza ribbon.

Stamp: Magnolia – Star Tilda an Welcome to a Sweet Christmas.

Copic: E31, E33. E35. E37, E39, B45, B21, B00, E00, E21, E51, E11, 0, E43, E41, C2, C4, Y19, Y15, Y21, R39, E40, E41, BV13, BV04, B91, B93, YG17, YG67, E31, E33, E35

Paper: Bo Bunny – Midnight Frost

Other: White Gelly Roll-pen, Stardust Stickles. Spellbinders – Nestabilities- Oval and Scalloped Oval. Double Do – Alphabet. You Do – white flocking

Mini-Christmas and Copics!

Today i have been to my parents house celebrating a mini-christmas, due to the fact that my siblings won’t be home at the 24th. It was very nice and i got an Archival Brilliance Graphite Black ink-pad from my brother. I have wanted one for a while now but I just never prioritized it so it’s gonna be fun to try it out.

Another bonus of the day was that my father returned from a buissnesstrip from USA so he had the Copics i orded with him! Yummy… a big bunch of yellows and organges so now i should be able to color a lot of that also:)

Just can’t wait! I wonder how I’m gonna be able to study this week…

A Forest-Christmas-Card

(I’m once again sorry for the bad quality of the photos but in Gothenburg it’s either dark from storms or night right now so it’s a bit hard with the lighting)

So today i have had an entire free day and I’m feeling healthy and alert so i deiced to make a card for my baby sister.

Last week I went to Borås with my sister and mother and Tina said that she really wanted a card with Squirrels. And fortunately for me i stamped a couple of the squirrels and the deer from the Greeting farm when i was in Kumla om the gathering.

So i colored the squirrels with copics. I tried to get a textured acorn i do think i succeded, but im not very happy with the dark squirrel so i guess it evens out:). The image is mounted on a nestabilities oval and label 18.

The Color Throwdown Challenge

The papers that are used a from Basic Gray’s Nordic Holiday, except for the woodgrained one that is from the Life of the Party collection. I knew that i wanted to go with a green and brown theme to get a forest-feeling, but after checking in on this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge i through in the bown-pinkish paper also (It feels less fink and more sueded in RL i think).

The layout is made from this weeks Sketch Saturday and i did embellish the card with some brown fuzzy brads and some smallpinecones i found on my way from work one day (mohaha, me collection stuff doesn’t always turn out with me throwing things away). The sentiment is From You Do and says “Happy Christmas” in swedish, strange phrasing for us also but i really like the font. The greeting is framed with on of spellbinders ribbontags.

Sketch Saturday Challenge

This weeks Simon Says Challenge is a photo-inspiration and i really got stuck on the green ornament with the white tree:)

Stamps: The Greeting Farm – Forest Friends, You Do – Svensk Jul

Copic:E41, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, N1, N3, N5, R20, R22, 0

Paper: Basic Gray – Nordic Holiday and Life of the Party

Dies: Spellbinders – nestabilities – Large Oval and Label 18 and Ribbon tags trio

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Other: Versa Magic – Jumbo Lava

A Blue unwraped Tilda

So… On the 26th of November i was an a gathering in Kumla with my friend Linda. Sense then i have been sick and been on an education for a new job so i haven’t had time to do basically anything. On the gathering i started a Christmas card featuring Unwraped Tilda. I had such a blast but i only made it to completing the parts so the plan was to assemble it at home. Well i did assemble and complete it today- not really according to plan, hihi.

So i colored Tilda with copics as usually. I framed her with some circle nestabilities and lacy circles (that i borrowed from Linda and have fallen in love with!). I did some snowflakes in the new distress ink Iced Spurce, but it didn’t turn out very good but whats done is done. The papers that i used are from Bo Bunny’s collection Snowfall. The greetingis from Arkivet and are stamped in Aged Mahogany if i remember correctly. I did tie the ribbon around one of the papers as a gift so get a more christmasy feeling- i can’t remember who I saw it from first but i love the look of it.

Stamp: Magnolia – Unwraped Tilda, Arkivet – round God Jul

Copic: E11, E51, E21, E00, E93, E97, E95, E93, E91, BG11, C0, C2, E39, E37, E35, N5, N3, N1, E37, E39, E29, E59, E33, E31, E40, 0

Papers: Snowfall

Dies: Spellbinder – Large and small circles and lacy circles

Other: Distress Ink – Iced Spruce, Aged Mahogany