Babynest

So our little girl came to the world a bit earlier then expected and is now 3 weeks old (time flies). The good thing is that my crafting-inspiration is back.The bad thing is that time flies and most of my days still goes to looking at our little princess.

So the truth is that I haven’t made a crafty thing yet (even if I have lots of plans) but the good news is that my dear sister is on a visit and she made me and Freja a babynest. The babynest turned out great! She found the cutest fabric for me (I just love owls) and Freja have been sleeping nicely in it last night and all day today. And the best thing is that it fits the cradle perfectly so now we don’t need to stuff the sides and bottom with miscellaneous things.

The pattern is mostly taken from this site, but with some changes, plan and unplanned.

 

The next step is to sew some handles, but that will be for another day:)

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Aunt Jenny in the process
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The finished babynest
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The use of Freja’s babynest:) Allowing mum and dad to cook dinner together in the kitchen

Long time, No see

Wow- It have really been long sense i posted something so here is an update.

First of all we have now moved into our new apartment and we are fully settled in the only thing is that we miss some lamps here and there. My new craftingspace is done and I now share an officespace with Bjorn. The craftingspace is just super but I have had no inspiration or will do craft any at all unfortunate.

I’m now i week 30 and everything is well, both mentally and physically, and the big day just comes closer and closer. Almost all thoughts in my head right now is about kids and that might be why my crafting is on a low. I have been thinking a lot on memorykeeping in the form of my photoalbums and I have bought a Project life album, some inserts and a core-kit. My first thought was to start and album for out little one but then I decided to start getting all my old photos in order. Right now they are in a few album , in total caos.

So for the last couple of weeks I have been ripping out all my photos and trying to sort them some what. I used an box which I made dividers for so when I stumble over photos from different times in my life I can put them in somewhat order.The biggest folder is right now is all my photos from when I lived in Uppsala with is like 10 years so I will sort through that again and hopefully get then in the right year. I’m still not done with getting all my photos off all the old albums and boxes but it’s nearly there.
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Even if I’m not done sorting the Photos I wanted to actually put something in my album so I decided to take my photos from my family’s trip to Crete and get them into the album. They are not to many and I wanted them at the same place so Yesterday I spent all night with just making the titelcard. I was a bit fun but I still didn’t wanna be in my craftingspace so I have mobilized myself into the living-room instead. I’m using the Jade core-kit for this part and I’m planning to use the very cheerful Honey for our baby when she comes. The plan is that I tonight will get at least one photo in but we will see sense i ended up here…

2013-09-17, 32013-09-17, 2The living-room is the room that is still missing a ceiling-lamp so you will have to excuse the very yellow photos.

 

I think that was all for today but I hope I will be back very soon for another update of some kind:)

Welcome litte one

2013-06-08

So before I get to the card I have some more happy news. A couple a weeks ago me and Bjön bought a new apartment that is just amazing. Sadly I was the home of an old woman that past away but that mean that we will be able to move in a the end at the month. So not surprisingly we are now franticly packing all our belongings and the next thing will be my crafting-desk and stuff so I won’t be back (I think) with anything until the midst or end of July I think. Me and baby is still fine and just after the move we have the ultrasound so lots of updates for then:)

CMS-SKISSSo… I started this card like two weeks ago and It was meant for a work-friend of mine that just got a baby boy but I never did finish it in time. We’ll see who will receive it instead.

The card is made based on the current challenge-sketch over at Copic Marker Sverige (Sweden). But sense I’m such a slowpoke the challenge is closed but i wanted to share it with you all anyway.

I just love that Sweden have it’s own page now and I just love the challenges so far. As you can see i justed a sweet Lili of the Valley stamp and I tried to make it a bit more fun with a dotted background. I really like how the bear and background turned out but I’m still having problems with the front of the box, I should really practice if more but I just get annoyed and bored:P

material

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – Little Lorry Bear. The Craft’s Meow – Owl be thinking of you

Copic: B21, B02, B00, B000, N5, N3, N1, 0, Y15, Y11, E40, E41, E42, W3, W1, W00, B23, B21, B91, B000, 0

Paper: Doodlebug – Snips and Snails

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Rectangle, Scalloped Rectangle. My Favorite Things – Stacking Stars

Other: Stampin’ Up – Ribbon. Glossy Accent.

Challenges

Long time no see – Happy news

So it have been a while sense i posted something and I now have an update to why. For the last few month I have been feeling very VERY tired and I have had some health-problems (nothing serious) so I have just had no energy over for anything – especially not crafting.

Now I’m feeling a bit better and I can happily announce that it have all been due to the fact that I’m pregnant! So around the first of December me and Björn will become parents for the first time:)

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Mice in sunshine

2013-04-21

So welcome to another biweekly challenge for House Mouse and friends Monday Challenge. This weeks theme is “it’s all about weather”. I decided to go with sunshine due to the beautiful weather outside.

The image is from the House’s Feathered Friend’s Sing your heart out. I really love this image and I really think it look very different from my other due to the red flowers. The clouds is as usual made with tumbled glass and this time I tried to have more space between the clouds. All the papers are from My Minds Eye and i used this weeks Sketch Saturday for inspiration for my layout.SS-255-2013

material

House Mouse – Sing Your Heart Out. Imaginice – Sunshine.

Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Miss Caroline – Dilly Dally

Copic: E13, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20, YG25, YG21, YG11, YR23, YG25, Yg117, W5, W3, W1, N3, N1, N5

Ink: Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass. Archival Brilliance – Graphite Black. Memento – Tuxedo Black.

Dies/Punches: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Retangle. Fiskars – Threading water. EK Success – Medium corner punch.

Challenges

Singing in the spring

2013-04-07

So here comes my card for this biweekly challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge which is themed Spring. I chose this lovely image because it make my think of all the spring-feeling that is starting to bubbling up inside me.

The coloring is of coarse made with copics. The flowers was from the beginning colored to match another paper but i think it looks pretty good anyway. But i Just love how the birdies turned out, it just love the warmth and the depth that happened.

All the papers are from Bo Bunny’s collection Kitchen Spice. The brownish paper had the same pattern as the pink/peach one so I stamped two different background-stamps in desert stamp to get some more definition. The doilie looked better when it wasn’t glued down – it showed more.

I colored some white yarn with E59 to match the cardstock and used as a twine to hold my sentiment. The sentiment is from The Craft’s Meow’s collection Get well soon and the tag from Tim Holtz’s Tiny tabs and tags which I distress with some desert Ink. The dots that is added is just made with a brown pen.

material

Stamp: House Mouse – Feathered Friends – Sing your heart out. Hero Arts -Envelope Pattern. Gina K – Timeless Textures. The Craft’s Meow – Get well soon.

Paper: Bo Bunny – Kitchen Spice

Copic: E11, E21, E51, E50, R20, R000, G21, G24, Y21, Y26, E43, E41, E40, E49, E55, E53, E51, E50, N1, N3, N5, 0

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Rectangle. Tim Holtz – Tiny tabs and tags.

Ink: Memento – Rich  Cocoa, Desert sand, Tumbled Glass.

Challenges

Dreamy dragon in the sky

2013-03-16 So I sat down last weekend to work a bit more with my dragon and believe it or not I have finished a card. I have to say that work-stress and good friends are a good craftingforce.

After a hard week i sat down to get my head off work and I looked at the dragon and thought – who would I like to make a dragon to and the answer was obvious: Eva. So with her in mind I made this card to let her know that I’m thinking of her and that she is very special to me. I keep with the blue and red theme and I think these flower matches beautifully with the ones on the stamp so I used only them as an embellishment.

The inside is following the same theme but much more simple as usual. I did put some flowers there even if the card gets bulkier but I really wanted them there and the envelope is big enough to handle it.

On a completely different subject- I just ordered a new camera so soon my pictures will be much better (as seen here but I’m still learning), and hopefully I’ll start taking more photos and making some albums:) I have been dying to try Project life. I can’t wait!

material

Stamp: Wee – Dreamy Dragon. Hero Arts – Sending Smiles Messages.

Paper: Autentique – Fresch

Copic: BG75, BG73, B91, E43, E41, E40, R20, R000, B21, B000, B0000, R24, R29

Dies/punches: Spellbinders – shapeabilities – double ended tags. EK Success – Large Corner rounder, small retro flower.

Other: Liquid Pearls – White Opal. Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass. Memento – Rhubarb Stalk

Challenges

Springflowers in pink

2013-03-09

This week I have been working on a card for the guest spot for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. The challnge for this week is “ribbon and pearls”.

I choose this beautiful stamp from Sing your heart out because I wanted to something with a feeling of spring. It have been sunshine out this week and it have really been wonderful. I tried to keep the green very fresh and lite and I just love how the hummingbird turned out.The sentiments is from Hero Arts.

SS-248-2013All the papers are from Bo Bunny’s collection Sophie and the flowers are colored to match the pink paper. I do think the card turned out a bit to girly to my taste but I think I’ll send it to my grandma and she will just love it. I followed this week’s sketch from Sketch Saturday, I’m to late for the challenge but i Like the sketch. I have always wanted to incorporate a cornertreatment like this but always forgets so this was just an perfect opportunity for that. The button is from Basic gray and the ribbon is a cream-colored satin ribbon.

material

Stamp: House Mouse – Feathered Friends – Sing your heart out. Hero Arts – Sending Smiles Messages

Paper: Bo Bunny – Sophie

Copic: R89, R85, R83, R81, R000, YG25, YG23, YG21, Y21, YG21 Y11, E13, E11, E21, C10, C8, C6, C2, W7, W5, W3, E51, E53, E55

Other: Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Coloring of Dreamy Dragon

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Due to a week of sickness I haven’t really made anything productive but during the last days I have manage to color Dreamy Dragon from Wee Stamps and I’m just in love! I wanted to show him off before the card is ready (that might take a while).

I really like how the branch turned out, I usually put way to much color on so I tried to keep both the branch and the dragon light.

I plan to cut him out with a circledie and mount him on a lacy-circle.

material

Stamp: Wee – Dreamy Dragon

Copic: BG75, BG73, B91, E43, E41, E40, R20, R000, B21, B000, B0000, R24, R29

Other: Liquid Pearls – White Opal. Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Hugeble Boo

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So after my remake I decided to make a card with my Boo stamps- that i adore but haven’t used yet.

The card is 11×15 cm and I based the card of this weeks Sketch Saturday layout. I just love the Boo-stamps and especially this one. When i see the ghost I just wanna hug them both. I tried to colors the doll in standard halloween-colors but I kept the card fairly colorless. The paper is from Doodlebug’s collection and the sentiment is from AmyR Sentiments.

material

Stamp: CC Design – Sweet November – Boo’s Fun, AmyR Sentiment – Ghostly Greetings.SS-246-2013 (1)

Copic: C10, C6, C4, YG17, YG13, YR07, YR04, B0000, B000, 0

Paper: Doodlebug – Haunted Manor

Other: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Label 8. Provocraft – Embossingfolder – Swiss dots

Challenges