Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wee Hummingbird

A couple, or maybe three, weeks ago I won a challenge with one of my cards. The prize was $15 worth of digis from Fred She Said. This is the first card I've made with one of the digis I chose. This one is called Wee Hummingbird & Petunias. It's not my usual style of stamp, but I really enjoyed "playing" with it, and I'm sure I will use it again soon.
Image is coloured with Promarkers. The pink paper is stamped with a couple of different stamps to make it a bit less plain/more interesting.... Sentiment is made with small letter stickers.
This card goes into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - week 208 - Sketch.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - challenge 186 - In the garden.
I love Promarkers - #117 - Anything goes.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Hurraaa for 17. mai!
Gratulerer med dagen!

Malt av Maja Siobhan (9). Akryl på lerret, 10x15 cm.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Home alone...

Poor little Maja is home from school with a tummy ache today... She had a sore tummy yesterday as well, but not as bad as today. At least we tried going to school, but unfortunately I had to take her home just after the first lesson... hopefully she'll feel better soon.

Hubby and I were home "alone" for the first time since we had children this weekend. No children! What to do first... lol... We should have been in a 90th birthday in Switzerland this weekend though... but we couldn't get anyone to look after the girls from thursday to friday evening when my parents arrived, so we had to stay at home. My parents arrived late friday evening, and after breakfast on Saturday, they took the girls with them on an overnight trip in their camper van. It was so much fun going on a "date" with my hubby on Saturday night... a film and then restaurant! Great!

I also managed to make a card this weekend... no children at home, and hubby in the garage "working" on his bike gave me some ME-time! Yay!
Image is Teen Fairy Mia by Mo Manning, coloured with Promarkers. I have used a flower stamp and a text stamp on the designer papers to tone them down a bit.... and also some paper tape. I've added a doily and some flowers, and the image is mounted on 3D dots Stickles on the wings.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - #91 - Make it girlie.
Crafty Calender - Things with wings.
The Corrosive Challenge - #149 - Flowers and doilies and bling.
Paper Sundaes - #120 - Things with wings.
The Squirrel and The Fox - #17 - One for the Girls.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Clean and simple...

I saw some beautiful, clean and simple cards over at Stephanie's blog the other day. I loved her cards so much that I needed to have some myself! So I was naughty and stole her idea... I have changed a few things.... Instead of twine, that Stephanie used on her cards, I have used ribbon, and I've used different embossing folders, and different sentiments on every card. I just love how my cards turned out... and I hope that Stephanie isn't too mad at me, and will forgive me for stealing her idea... (she's just so brilliant at making clean and simple cards...)

Thanks for looking!
Sorry for the bad photos... I guess the light wasn't the best at the time of taking the photos...

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Sweet pea

Hope you all have had a brilliant week end. My week end has been nice and quiet. Woke up to SNOW yesterday... so that was a perfect excuse to stay inside and play with my stamps and papers...
Image by Sweet Pea, coloured with Promarkers. Butterflies by Cheery Lynn. I have also used some ribbon that I coloured with my markers, a MS punch, polka dot embossing folder, a doily and some recycled buttons from old clothes. The girls clothes and the butterflies have been covered with Stickles... I guess you can see the glittery bits better in the pic below.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers- Recycle and Birthday.
Papertake Weekly- Anything goes.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

A purse... or two... or three....

I've made the cutest little purses... I saw these purses somewhere a while back, and I really felt the urge to try and make one. So the other night, I sat down and made one for Maja.... I used a 15x15 cm piece of paper that I scored at 3,2cm on opposite sides, and then turned and scored at 6,4cm on the other two (opposite) sides (did that make sense at all...??). It's a bit hard to explain the next fold, so I'm not even going to try... After all the folding was done, I embossed it with my flower embossing folder and rubbed some ink over it to colour it. I've used different cutting dies to decorate it, and a piece of velcro (under that little flap) to keep it shut. And, of course, some ribbon for handles.
When Maja saw the purse, she really wanted to make one for her friends birthday, so we did. Do you think Susie wanted one too....?? YES! She wanted a blue one.... She wasn't too pleased that I spelt her name with different letters than the other two purses though... even though I like those letters better... (that reminds me that I need to get some more alphabet dies...)
These purses were real fun to make, and easy too. I'm sure I'm going to make more of these...

I'm entering in these challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge - #23 - Ribbon or twine.
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes.

Thanks for looking!