Monday, 10 December 2012

First Christmascard of the year

After the longest cardmaking break I've ever had I'm back with a card for Christmas. I didn't think I was going to make any this year, but after getting some cards from my friends I decided to see if I felt like making any. And I did. I dug out some coloured images that I had and some stamps I never got the chance to use. Despite my huge mess in my craftingcorner I managed to find a tiny piece of table to work on. I had forgotten how fun/frustrating/rewarding/exhausting it was :)
This stamp is from stampavie and coloured with promarkers. Papers from prima called "north country".
I love promarkers - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Crocheted doxie

Can't believe it's been so long since I blogged. So long ago that even blogger changed their posting look. I have made a couple of things in fabric and yarn, just haven't felt like blogging and showing you. Not sure if I have any readers left after ditching you, so if you're there give me a holler. My excuse is that I was on a 2 weeks vacation to Thailand for my 30:th birthday, only 2 years too late. I couldn't go on my 30:th so it has taken 2 years to get there. I came back 3 weeks ago and haven't felt like crafting since then. The experience was so amazing it kind of lingered after I got home and I've been walking in a haze since then :)

I have a few things to show you still and today I would like to show you a tiny doxie I made for my mum as a Christmasgift. We had a flatcoated one just like this when I grew up. We both loved that dog to pieces and I knew my mum would love this gift (which she did as it brought tears to her eyes). I made it following a pattern from a book I got for myself at Christmas. It's written by a woman called Mitsuki Hoshi and there are a lot of different dogbreeds. I must say that the pattern was a bit hard to follow mainly because it isn't written step by step how to increase/decrease. It can say for instance: from 24 sts increase to 30. I found it a bit tidious having to figure out where and how many increasing stitches there would be. The result of the poochie is amazing, so I'm glad I stuck with it, but it was not my favourite pattern, let's just leave it at that.

I got my eyes with washers on the back which worked perfectly, since the washers are bigger they made these arched eyebrows that dachshunds have. The washers for the nose were almost too big, but it worked ok. I guess I could have cut them down a bit. I got my supplies from a girl at etsy called Clara which I really recommend. If you need a special listing, just ask. She made a special mix for me since I didn't know what sizes I needed. Will shop there again when my supplies run out.

Bye for now from little old me.

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Amigurumi dragon/alien

I have made a couple of amigurumis lately so it's time to show them to you. This one was the first one I started on. I made it by a pattern from pepika which was easy to follow even for someone like me that never had made any amigurumis before. I'm a quick learner though. The only thing that was a bit off was when I was supposed to position the eyes. I used those ones with washers on the back and didn't think it mattered where I put them. When I came to the end of the pattern it said that you need to be careful where you position them. But in the pattern she used eyes that you sewed on after crocheting the whole thing. I had to attach my eyes while working on the head. At least that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Now I will know for next time how to position them if I don't want the drafon to look like a little alien :)

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Monday, 20 February 2012

Happy birthday mr President...

Have you missed me? I've been busy with crochet and sewing for the last month and had the flu that totally wiped me out for almost 3 weeks. I have a few things to show you, hopefully when my computer works better. We're trying to install a new program and it just doesn't want to play along. The card is scalloped at the top, making it look like a tag. I cut the patterned paper doublefolded directly with the die. I added 3D foam tape to make the image stand out and distressed all edges.

I made this card for a 30:th birthday boy. I just had a few hours since I had been procrestinating for days. I'm quite happy with how it turned out after that short time. I have used a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmies that I colored with my promarkers. The little swirls around the image are stamped with a distress ink. Text is handwritten and the shape of the card is cut out using one of the big nestabilities.

Bunny Zoes - birthdays
Crafty catz - favourite things (my promarkers and KK stamp)
Cute card thursday - flower power
Paper sundaes - birthday
Promakers - distressing
Simon says stamp - tag it

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Monday, 16 January 2012

Blogcandy at sweetpea stamps

Place this ad on your blog, with a link to the sweetpea website, then post your blog address in the comment section on the sweetpea blog and you will be entered to win a 10 count grab bag. You must post this by tomorrow, Jan 17th. Lynette will pick one winner on Wednesday, Jan 18th and post it on the blog. 

And don't miss out on the $1 $2 and $3 SALE that's going on. There is also a Valentine's sale just in time for february.

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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Little decorated bag

I'm excited to show you today's project. I played with stamps and fabric, together with embroidery. I used an usual piece of white cotton fabric. It was too white so I dipped it in some tea to age it a bit. The images I have used are from ching chou kuik's collection from sweetpea stamps. They are called Nostalgia and Spring luna from plate #30.

I stamped the images with black fabric ink and then used fabric pens to color here and there. I know it works with promarkers too if you want a neater finish. To add interest to the images I embroidered details with a glittery thread and added some matching beads. Then I just sewed the two pieces right sides facing, a little tunnel for the ribbon on top and voilá -  a little bag for jewelry or as a giftbag. If you want a bigger bag you could use four images, kind of like an Andy Warhol piece.

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Angel paperdoll and happy new year!

Hope you're having a fantastic new year, all ready for more inspiration and new releases from sweetpea stamps. This time I have gone all out, hoping to get your crafty fingers itching. Time to long for spring :)
Unfortunately my sweetie has gotten the flu and I'm on my way there too, so no partying for us tonight, but my doll will be dancing...

The stamps I have used are from ching chou kuik plate 33 by sweetpea stamps. This is one of my fav sheet of all times. Sayings for the arms and legs are from different sheets. The images are colored with promarkers and watercolor pencils. The edges are inked with different distress inks. The doll is cut out in white paper and heavier designer papers for the back and wings. The images for the skirt are masked. I made the pattern for the doll myself. For the top and skirtpart I used 3D tape - thicker for the skirt. The joints of the legs and arms are attached with brads. I made sure the back was as beautiful as the front in case it would hang in a window or similar so I added matching little flowers for the joint's backs. I also added some pretty organza ribbon for the hem and top of the dress.

The doll is about 10" (25cm) tall and you can bend the joints.

I want to wish all of my visitors, readers and commentators a big


I hope you will continue to stop by for more inspiration and to give me much appreciated love. You all keep me going. 

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Sunday, 25 December 2011

Little glittery seahorses and mermaid ATC

It's been a while since I made an ATC (artist trading cards) so I thought I'd give it a go again. I've been away to see my mom before Christmas and brought my copics to practice my coloring skills. I love making ATC's out of those images since I don't have to bother about matching them up with any papers. Coloring that way makes it more free.

The image I have used is by Elaine Cox and it's called little seahorses mermaid by sweetpea stamps.

Simon says stamp - bingo (ribbon, gems and glitter)
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes

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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Amigurumi Smellie the ellie

Hi, how fun of you to stop by this blog today. My name is Smellie (the ellie) Yes, I know, it is a bit corny, but I like making people laugh and happy so it was perfect for me. Soon I'm going to live with a lady that needs support to quit smoking. I'm sure I will be able to smell if she has been smoking and if I do that I'm going to trumpet as loudly as I can. And if that doesn't help I'm going to complain that I smell like smoke - yuck! So in all ways I hope my name will help her out.

I was crocheted by Katarina after a pattern made by Irene. Aren't I the cutest? I measure about 10cm (4") and I'm only 5cm (2") tall. No wonder I'm afraid of mice.

Here's my super cute braided tail. Escaping from the camera is quite fun.

Oops, I've been running around so much I made myself dizzy :)

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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Pearly tag

For this tag I've been practicing my copic skills and I think it turned out pretty well. I used a pearly accent to make the swirly dots pattern. Think it is a wonderful tag for Christmas for the man in your life.

The image is called a bunch of love from sweetpea stamps.

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