Saturday, 4 April 2009

Sketch saturday - humorous card

This is what I came up with for the sketch saturday challenge this week. I barely made it because I've been springcleaning ALL day. I washed all blankets, covers, matresscovers and so on. I was so totally pooped that I dodn't have much energy to craft. I wanted to continue on my sewingproject, but I didn't dare to use the sewingmachine, lol.
I decided to make a funny and simple card instead. Concidering how tired I am I think I did ok ;)

I'm also applying to creative inspirations blog with this card. Not sure if I'm helping myself though, lol. I did have two other cards in mind, but I didn't read about the DT call soon enough :( Maybe they'll look at my other things on the blog and will choose me anyway?

Thursday, 2 April 2009

My craftcorner

Carlz needs help with some inspriation to her craft area, storage etc. She has just repainted her room and I think it will look fab! It's grey and lime and from what I've seen it's mucho trendy :)
She wants to see our craftspaces and although mine is a constant work in progress I must admit I'm very proud of the shelves and birddecorations I managed to put up on my wall. I even sewed the curtain you see on the pic :) I need it to be colourful in my corner. It's very sunny and bright there and I love how the bright colours look in the sun!

She will be giving away a blogcandy, so clean up your corners, photograph them and put them up on your blogs. The candy is open until friday april 3:rd 10pm GMT.

I'm very proud of the white shelves that we put up a while ago. They hold my old jamjars (now for flowers etc.) and decorations, things that inspire me, things I've made and so on. I love it! On the wall I have put walldecos I think they are called. It's like a big sticker for the wall that you can reattach (and it doesn't ruin the wall) I'm quite happy how the corner is looking. It's very me :)

Old pic of the corner with some last minute curtains (if you can call them that) that I put up before my stepdad came to visit after we moved in. Somehow they stuck around for another year or two. It's basically a long sheer fabric tied to a curtainrod, lol. I like the new curtains better, but when my mom came to visit she wasn't impressed especially when I told her I had made them myself, lol. I don't think she will ever apreciate "homemade" stuff. I guess it reminds her of macaroni necklaces and horrible homemade 70:ies outfits :D

My "stampeater". It holds all of my woodmounted stamps. I'm totally gobsmacked that the drawers haven't broken yet, lol. This piece of furniture has plastic drawers and I got it second hand. Talk about good quality! I have 3 layers of wooden stamps in every drawer. Do I need to say this is the lifesaviour for my stamps? :D

Speaking of finding solutions for your stuff I found this terrific idea for ribbons. I tried it, but it didn't work for me. I don't have any good place for it and the place I had in mind didn't look good with it. Maybe you'll use the idea? You can see what I'm talking about HERE.

April blogcandy

Phew, march was a big candymonth - a lot of crafters were celebrating their birthdays. Hope you had fun and maybe even won something? As usual I'm on the lookout for candy around blogworld. When I find something I'll post it here. Good luck everyone!

Tina has a german blog and the only thing I understood was that the candy ends on the 4:th, lol. I'm guessing the rules are as usual - link to the candy on your blog and leave a comment on hers.

Josianne has a great springcandy to celebrate her blogoversary. Ends 3:rd.

Ida is celebrating for making the CCC design team and for almost having 4000 hits. Woohoo, congratulations Ida! Ends 3:rd.

Donalda has some amazing things in her candy that I'd love to win. She has over 300 comments though, so the chances are slim, but you never know ;) Ends 3:rd.

Jules has this amazingly cute doe Stampin' up! set in her candy. But it's only open to UK residents :( If you live in UK you should go for it, it's absolutely adorable (you can always send it to me if you don't want to keep it ;) Draw wed 8:th at 7pm GMT.

Camilla has a great candy with a twist. There are three prizes, but you can only win one of them. The other two you can nominate your friends for! Winner will be picked sun 5:th

Susie has gotten vouchers from her dear friend to her shop stamping all day that's been open for a year. Yey! Now she's giving away the vouchers to three lucky winners. Ends 4:th.

jcarpe diem has a wonderful tea candy. One of the teas being rooibus cheesecake. I love rooibus and I haven't tried this flavour before!

Elisabeth - the illustrator of the wonderful Whiff of Joy "Elisabeth Bell" stamps is giving away the whole springkit that is no longer available. That is a total of 9 stamps! AND if that wasn't enough the winner will also receive one 9 x 12 inch available print of their choice from either one of the Sweet Art Colour or Sweet Art Ebony galleries from her site. What are you waiting for? Hop over and join before 6:th.

Fibrejunky is celebrating her - GASP - 40:th birthday ;) and she's letting us get the presents. Be warned though: it's not totally fat-free, lol.
Ends 5:th.

Tant blå has two adorable tins in her giveaway. I'm such a fan of these type of things, so I'm in! Ends 5:th.

Renee's son is graduating and to honour him she's having a blogcandy. There are some great Stampin' up! sets and some other lovely things. She will choose the winner on the 7:th - her 25:th weddinganniversary!

Tanis has a great candy for those of you who live in US or Canada. Hurry though, because it ends midnight (central time) april 6:th.

Elaine has a bit of everything in her candy. Go check it out. Ends 8:th.

Melissa has totally lost her mind :) She's giving away a brand new, never used cuttlebug!!! Can you believe it?! And that's not it, she's throwing in more stuff to the pile. I thought easter was here, not Christmas, lol. Sign up before friday 10:th and pray to the randomorg gods...

Karen has this to say about her candy: Charmed Cards & Crafts have teamed up with Graphics Direct Ltd to bring you this fantastic prize. Graphics Direct Ltd are without doubt the cheapest place to get your Copics', and with outstanding customer service to boot. Although we sell several markers, such as Le Plume, we highly recommend Graphics Direct Ltd for THE place to get your Copics'. Have you guessed what the prize is? A whole set of 72 totally new copic ciao's! You also need to link to a card you've made using some kind of colouring. Candy ends 10:th.

Jacqui is celebrating her first blogoversary and 75,000 hits! Ends 10:th.

saturday secrets - for UK and Ireland only.

True is having a great candy consisting of papers, stickers and some other fab embellishments. I love the colourscheme, it's just right up my ally :)
Ends 10:th.

Vicki is thanking her readers for reaching 30,000 hits by having a candy. With this you start doing cards straight away - even if you don't have a single crafting thing in your house :) Ends 12:th.

Jennifer is celebrating her blogoversary with some great items. I love the style of the candy and would be the luckiest winner ever. Ends 12:th.

Chrissie has some lovely items in her candy. Winner will be chosen on the 13:th.

Wendy is having a Basic Grey candy and she's throwing in a Stampin' up! surprise in it too. She will draw a winner on the 14:th.

Jaci is celebrating her 47:th birthday by giving away 47 goodies! There are some really yummy things there :) Ends 12:th.

Denise is having three giveaways: friday, saturday and sunday. The candy consists of different embellishments. She will choose the winners on tuesday 14:th.

Nicki is celebrating her birthday on Easter Monday and she's giving away a candy for one of us. Among the stuff there are some awesome papers from Dovecraft that I've never seen before. Ends 13:th.

Lolodesigns is having a candy for UK residents only. Ends 13:th.

Donna is having a daily blogcandy and today (monday 13:th) you can win some great acrylic stamps. You need to sign up before midnight GMT and claim your prize within 3 days.

Tip top is offering some Blog Candy in a triple celebration: Her birthday, her Blog's first Anniversary and her first year as being part of the Funky Hand Design Team. Candy closes 14:th at noon GMT.

Carole is celebrating her first blogoversary and is offering Spring Anniversary Blog Candy. Ends 14th April 8.00pm GMT.

Sheila is celebrating 80,000 hits!!! Can you believe it?! Congrats Sheila. She's giving away a great card/scrap candy. Winner will be chosen on the 15:th.

Stressed mother is celebrating her first blogoversary. She's giving away papers, clearstamps and other embellishments. Winner will be drawn on the 15:th.

Riane is feeling happy for different reasons and is giving away a mini blogcandy (her words). I don't think there's anything "mini" about it ;) Ends 14:th.

Brocéliane is celebrating her birthday and first blogoversary with 5 prizes. They are all awesome and include at least one stamp. Ends 14:th 11pm GMT+1.

Cheryl Joshua is celebrating 10,000 hits since november. There are some wonderfully bright coloured papers in her candy. I love them! Ends 14:th.

Lorraine has an easter surprise candy. But you have to hurry - it ends 13:th midnight GMT.

Jodi is giving away a huge candy to celebrate 20,000 visitors. If you want to join do it before 20:th.

Jacilynn has two great candies that you can win. One is very colourful and the other one in pastels - both are great! Ends 21:st.

Kath has a beautiful matching candy to celebrate 100,000 hits!!! Wow, congrats on so many hits Kath! Ends 21:st.

Carol is having a birthday blog candy bonanza! There are three different candies for grabs and they are all equally yummy. Winners will be drawn at Thursday 23rd, 8pm GMT.

Bev is celebrating her blogoversary and she's doing it with a bang. A lot of goodies for one lucky winner that will be chosen on the 23:rd.

Greg - yes you read it right, lol - is offering a candy to thank everyone that has welcomed him. There will be two prizes and the winners will be chosen Thursday 23rd 9.oopm (gmt+9.30).

Maria has an april blogcandy consisting of a bit of everything. Ends 24:th 11pm GMT.

Lora is having a candy to celebrate 1000 hits and her birthday that was on april 13:th. Ends friday 24th at 8pm.

Zoe is giving away a High hopes stamp from the new release. It's called "singing Catrina". The winner will be announced Saturday 25th April 6pm GMT.

Lisa is celebrating her birthday this month and is giving away a fab candy. Sing up before midnight saturday 25:th.

Christine has great candies. You can earn more entries by doing certain things. Ends midnight 25:th.

Julie has the cutest candy ever with little monsters in it and even some non-fatfree candy, lol. Winner will be drawn on sunday 26:th.

Sarah-Jane is giving away two candies as a way of saying thank you for her 5000 hits. The draw will take place on Sunday 26th April at 6pm GMT.

Christy has an awesome candy kit from k&co. She's having her candy to celebrate reaching 2000 hits. You have until the 26:th to enter.

Kathryn is celebrating 5000 hits with a candy for us. A bunch of cardstock and other odds and ends are in there. The candy will close at 6PM (CST) on 27th.

Kim is celebrating a year of craft blogging. For a chance on her candy - guess how many beads there are in her candypic. Ends 27:th.

Caroline is offering her first candy with her fav things - so it's all in pink :) Make sure to sign up before 8pm on the 27th.

Jeanette is also giving away some of her fav things in her candy. There is a stamp, paperpad and some embellishments. Ends midnight EST 27:th.

Debbie is offering a candy to celebrate her blogoversary and birthday. The winner will be drawn on the 28:th, so hurry up.

Tammy is offering a candy to celebrate 100 followers. The candy is a pink/grey/black bonanza and I love it! Ends 29:th.

Katrina is offering a gorjuss canvas bag in her candy. It is so adorable! Winner will be drawn on 29:th.

Dorothy is giving away a limited edition color box stamping pad in her candy.

Debbie is celebrating her blogoversary and nearly 62,000 hits!!! She has put together a candy of things she uses when she makes her cards. Ends midnight GMT on the 30:th.

Lori has put together her first blogcandy. There are a lot of great things in there. Winner will be announced on thursday 30:th.

Siri from Norway is giving away a candy consisiting of papers and embellishments. It will close when she reaches 3500 hits.

Vikki is celebrating her birthday and here's what you can win. Ends 30:th.

Vanja is celebrating 10,000 hits with a candy. I'd love to get my hands on those images she's giving away :) Ends 30:th midnight GMT+1.

Sonia has an awesome blogcandy and there will be two winners. Woohoo - more chance to win. Ends 30:th.

Mary has had over 30,000 hits and she's giving away a wonderful candy to one lucky winner. Ends 30:th.

Tinker&co is having their first blogcandy. They are celebrating over 2000 hits with a lot of great stuff. Winner will be chosen may 1:st.

Janet has reached 5000 hits and she's giving away a great candy to celebrate. The candy is fab, so make sure to sign up before the end of the month. Winner will be chosen may 1:st.

Jackie is celebrating 10,000 hits with a super candy. Don't miss out. Winner will be chosen may 1:st.

Tonya has reached 200 followers and is celebrating with a giveaway. I'd like to play with the images she has in the candy. It ends noon (eastern time) on May 1:st.

Jackie has reached over 20,000 hits and is having a candy to celebrate. There are a lot of great stuff in her candy and she might even add some more :) Winner will be chosen may 1:st.

And finally:
Samantha is giving away some of her favourite goodies: Stampin' Up! stuff and patterned papers. Make sure to join in before 30:th 11:59PM EST.

More candies:

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

WARNING - This Tilda may cause serious mindblowing and heavy jealousy

I have to show you what I got from my easter swapping friend Julia. Boy will you regret not entering!

I am totally gobsmacked and so impressed it's just...whaaaa...I can't find the words.
The easterswap rules were to sew something for your assigned partner that you thought would fit after looking at their blogs. Since I don't have a sewingblog my partner had a bit of a challenge. But she saw that I had made a couple of Magnolia cards so you know what she did? She DESIGNED a ragdoll from a Magnolia Tilda stamp!!!! Not only did she do this but she excecuted it into perfection:

I absolutely love the colours she has chosen. They look so festive, eastery and just right for my corner. I love vibrant colours! Doesn't she look just like a Tilda from the shabby chic collection with the ribbon and all?

This is a lifesize chair she's sitting on. Can you imagine the work she put into it?! She even made a little tag that says that the doll is especially made for me!

She even sewed a petbunny for the doll:

And if that wasn't enough she made this birdhanging from some of the scraps - casually just like that. Like it's not hard at all.

I also got a decoration bunny and a chocolatechick (that is currently missing her head, lol)

Everything was giftwrapped seperately in pretty easterpaper. I didn't photograph it because I was so excited about opening my gift. I had picked it up at the PO a couple of days earlier but didn't open it since I wasn't sure if we were going to open our gifts "together". I opened the birdies first and was very happy with the gift. But they weren't even the main gift! I feel slightly ashamed over the one I sent to my partner (it wasn't the same that I had gotten my gift from). I'm happy about how my gift turned out too, but it was nothing like this! I really hit the jackpot! It's like a huge blogcandy turned into one. I won't complain now that I haven't won any blogcandies after entering dussins of them, lol.

If you are a Magnoliafan, please spread the word - I want everyone to come by and see this amazing work of art! I have put the doll in my corner so I can look at her every time I craft.

Oh, and I have officially named her Julia - after her maker :)

Monday, 30 March 2009

Blueish card again

I needed to make a late birthday card for my mom's husband because I didn't send one on time. Then they went away for vacation and I decided to call and congratulate him instead, but they were out of the hotelroom so I never did. And then I sort of forgot *blushing*. So I thought I'd make it up to him by making him a belated card and admitting my forgetfulness. I feel so sorry for him because even his own son didn't call him on his b-day. I hope this will cheer him up.

I used a sketch I found at 2 sketches 4 you and a really fun themed challenge called "quilt" on roses on paper. I had so much fun making this card and now you know what you can do with all the scraps! The card measures 10,5x14cm.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Jewelrymaking place

Some of you might know that I'm also a jewelrymaker and I have found this place:

Facettsthlm is a place for Swedish jewelrymakers where they meet and inspire eachother. Every year they have a big gettogether and they also have a forum where you can get ideas and tips on your jewelryprojects. Everything is in Swedish though, just so you know :)

A perfect place to start if you're a jewelrymaking loon.

Just X-mas and b-day cards challenge 24

This week on Christmas and birthday cards challenge blog there was a slightly different sketch. I had just gotten THIS beautiful bird stampset in the mail and thought I'd try it out. I wanted to make something more "stampy" and not just use flowers as decorations for the circles.

I used my CB rings/circles in different sizes to cut out the circles. The birds are stamped with chalk ink. Papers are torn and distressed and that's it. I wanted to make a card that didn't take 2 days, lol. I like the slightly vintage look. Maybe that's what I'll explore next...After the previous b-day card I feel like I can do anything! :)