Saturday, 4 October 2008

Yet another day

Another national day today: It's an "adopt a pet" day in Poland, so a lot going on on the 4:th of october :)

I have been trying to make some cards for the challenges in the Norwegian blog. Unfortunately my mojo is messing with me and I just get annoyed and irritated at the projects I'm making. Thought I'd start with the easiest one, but concidering how well that's going I don't dare starting on the more difficult ones. Think I'm gonna have to call it a night. Or at least relax myself up a bit so I don't get so frustrated when I can't assemble the card together. I thought this was supposed to be a relaxing hobby. So why do I get so irritated?

International card making day vs. cinnamonbun's day

LOL! There is actually such a thing. I laughed when I read it, but hey, if there can be a national scrapbooking day then we should have one for cards too, right?

Since it's technically saturday the 4:th I thought I might enlighten you about it. Just found it myself while surfing around on links to blogs to links to blogs...It's a norwegian blog and they promise fun things will happen during the day starting at 10:

celebrate international cardmaking day

Not quite sure what you're supposed to do...a card congratulating yourself on this international holiday? Although it is perfect that this day is on the 4:th because here in Sweden we're celebrating "cinnamonbun's day" on the 4:th. And no, it's not a joke. Think I'll bake some of my delicious buns (no modesty here, who me?) and sit and make some cards throughout the day. Sounds like a perfect saturday for me (well, maybe except for the baking part, haha) Maybe I can get someone else to bake them...hmmm...

Friday, 3 October 2008

Shopping time

Late yesterday I found out that one of the stampstores in my area are celebrating 2 years and leaving a 20% discount. They only have open on fridays (since they are an internetbased shop) so I went today to see what I "needed", lol.

I did actually need some papers for a chipboard book I want to decorate. I had been looking in the other shops, but the selection isn't too big here in Malmö. So I was on the lookout for thin patterned papers. I wanted 4-5 matching ones in a pattern that would inspire me.

Ok, so I found like 4-5 sets of matching papers, but they were all doublesided and quite heavy. But I would find things to do with them I said to myself so I got them anyway. In the end I did manage to find some thinner ones in green and red colors. They could be for Chrismas but they don't have to be.

Here's what I got:

A lohoooot of papers in different patterns, some doublesided, for different occasions. I don't use that much patterned papers in my cardmaking so I thought I'd have some at home to work with.

These beautiful papers in pink/turquoise (is there a better combo?) Heavy and doublesided.

A similar style, but patterned on both sides. I'm thinking about sewing together a little book. They are too beautiful to seperate :) :

I also got this little box from K&co with proverbs. I had had my eye on this box a long time and now with 20% off I couldn't resist it. My main reason for getting this is to get my hands on those wonderful proverbs. I had been looking for them on the internet without any luck. I want to start making canvases with things that make you think and these little quotes are wonderful. I also thought that if I'm stuck with what card to make I can pull out one of these tabs and do a card that matches the quote. Genious! I might even challange you to play with me.
The paper in the background is also one of the ones I got. I can never resist anything with butterflies.

Finally, I bought a stamp from their own line that I have been wanting for about 1,5 years. I never bought it because I didn't know how to use it. The image is of a reindeer sitting in a bathtub with a duck on its tummy. It is so adorable! I have to make a card and show you.
The other stamp I got was from Whippersnapper. I'm not fond of how that company runs its business and I'm trying not to support them by buying their stamps, but this one I just fell in love with. There's no better word for it. The thing that I don't agree with is that Whipper Snapper refuses to sell to online stamp stores. You have to have a physical shop, otherwise they won't sell to you. The thing is that addictedtorubberstamps (which are an internetbased shop) are selling them. And they are selling them for outrageous prices. The stamp I got is around $10 +shipping. Now maybe $10 isn't so bad, but together with the $15 in shipping they take for international customers - that is a lot for a little stamp!
So I'm trying to refuse to buy their line so that they start authorizing online retailers aswell. Now they are controlling the market prices which I think is unfair. Penny Black were trying to do the same thing, but they lost the control. That's why it's now possible to find PBs for resonable prices. I just hope a change will come soon regarding Whipper snapper.

Back to the stamp (and yes I feel a little guilty about going against my own principles):The thing is that I'm freezing very often, especially in the winter here in Sweden. But I still can have a craving for an ice-cream, even if I'm cold. It never occurs to me that ice-cream can be related to cold and by eating it I may get even colder. My fiancée thinks it's hilarious and he thought this stamp suited me quite well when I showed him :D

You can click the images to get a bigger view and to see all of the goodies up close.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Card recieved

Thought I'd show you a card I got from my friend Coni. I think she makes wonderful cards and I'm crazy about her style. The stamp she used is from hÄnglar och stÄnglar.
Check out her blog in english:

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

A good cause - cancerresearch

Thought you should know that scrapaddicted is going to have auctions on their blog throughout october. Everything they get in they are giving to an organization that researches around cancer. You bid by leaving a comment and saying how much you want to bid. The items are made by the designteam. The address is:

A quick note

It's past 2am and it's definitely time for me to go to bed. Just wanted you all to know I put up a new memorybox on etsy today. I had one up before and I sold it to a woman in England. She was very impressed with it and suggested I would do more of them to earn a reputation on etsy. So I'm trying, haha. I have one more half-done in black/grey and some matching papers for 2-3 more. I also have a bunch of jewelry, especially these adorable angel earrings in blue/gray glass. You are gonna love them :)
Now I just need the energy to finish all these projects, photograph them (which is the hardest part) and put them up.

One day at a time I tell myself...Hopefully it won't take forever, lol.

Check it out on:

Monday, 29 September 2008


My cardmojo is back!!! Whoohooooo!
I've been making a card a day, with new ideas every time. And I actually manage to finish them. Now that's amazing, lol.

I have also started crosstitching again. I'm making this adorable popcornbear. I just have a few crosses left and the afterstitches. I'm really excited about how it's going to look when it's done. Because the animals don't come alive until the afterstitches are there. For now I'll show you a Suzy's zoo bunny I made a few years back. Sorry about the blur ;)