Saturday, 8 August 2009

Cellphone holder

Today I thought I'd show you one of my finally finished projects - a casing for my cellphone. I often use my backpack or bags that don't have those special compartments, so I wanted to protect the phone from scratches. I used a pattern - or rather a description of how to make one - HERE at sew-mad. I love this blog - a lot of great tutorials.

The tutorial is quite easy to understand althogh if you're a dumbass like me you might need some extra fabric and patience, lol. I think this is my third try, I started with 2 camera casings first. I strongly recommend to cut out a pattern from your measurements. I just wrote mine up and thought I'd transfer it to the fabric, but when I cut out the fabric I noticed I had forgotten seamallowence around the flapcorners or something like that. If you make a pattern in paper you can put your phone/camera on it and see if it makes sense.

Anyhee, here's what I came up with, pretty discreet. I finished it yesterday by sewing on the last velcro (on the flap). Sometimes that's all I have left on a project and it can be laying unfinished for months (or years, *cough*)
I'm thinking about adding the little bow. It won't be practical, but much cuter. What do you think?



I love the black/pink combo. I chose the outer fabric to be dark so it wouldn't attract too much attention. I know it's not that flashy phone, but it's mine and I don't want to get it stolen because it shows too much, right?



Just to clarify: this is made out of fabric :)

Quilt giveaway

Have you seen this amazing quilt that is offered as blogcandy on the Marie Madeline studio? I absolutely love these fresh summery colours. I would love to make something this big, but I don't have any patience for that timeconsuming projects ;) This is my only chance to get my paws on something this beautiful. It measures 66 3/4" x 90". If you want a chance on this make sure to join before the end of the day (august 8:th)

Friday, 7 August 2009

Wedding anniversary card

Have I been having fun today or what! I have finally had a little bit of energy (or it might have something to do with the fact that I cleaned some of my corner yesterday and I could actually move in there, not sit on stamps, etc. lol). I finished THREE sewingprojects and made this card after a sketch. I really liked the sketch when I saw it the first time and then I lost track of it. I was afraid it was for an old challenge and that I wouldn't find it, but then it popped up again.

The sketch was from this weeks create 4 fun blog and here's how it looked. I got really inspired and knew just which papers I wanted to use. I had just bought a white/grey/black wedding paperstack at a 70% off sale.


The card is for my friend that got married last year. He's celebrating his first wedding anniversary and I thought it would be a nice gesture to send them a card.




I also saw a challenge somewhere where you needed to use doodling - which I did around the edges. This is my first doodling if I remember correctly. I wanted the doodling to look like the sign for "eternity" (the laying down 8) If you know which challenge has the "doodling" theme, let me know.

Stamp from rubber trouble (it was my first stamporder)

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Blogcandy on sweet pea stamps

Sweet pea stamps (where I'm on the DT) are having a great candy. You can win $15 in stamps! The stamps are so cute and I actually got a sneak peak today of the Halloween release. They are too stinkin' cute!

Sign up for the candy and spread the word - there are just a few people that have joined so you have a big chance of winning. I think the draw is tomorrow, 7:th so hurry up.

Oh, and make sure to check out the banner, my name is on it! Wooohoooo :)

DT call at stampin' for the weekend

Stampin' for the weekend are having a DT call and I thought I'd apply :)
I know you've already seen it, but I needed to link to ONE of my favourite projects. So here it is:

My fav card for the time being is this one. It was made for a sketchchallenge and here's the sketch:



I made a pretty creative interpretation if I may say so myself. I'm very proud of this card since distressing, sewing and Magnolia aren't my specialties. I'm quite proud of the golden flower. I made the embellishment myself by stamping and embossing a red paperbrad. I also distressed the flowers to match better. The image is coloured with promarkers.




So there you have it. I hope you liked my card :)

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Lalaland crafts - new stampcompany

Irina is the owner of a brand new stamp company called lalaland crafts. The release will be on the 12:th of august, but you can check her blog to see some sneak peaks of the stamps. They are definately my style :)
The first release are six stamps from two artists and the second release that is already in the works will involve three different artists. But don't let me ramble on. Read for yourself on her blog and check out the cuties.

Irina is also having a blogcandy to celebrate the occasion. You can join until the 4:th of august.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Inky Impressions 2nd Design Team Call

The Inky impressions are having a DT call. I thought I'd try out since I've been planning to do so for a while now. I started on a beautiful altered project, but I can't finish it yet so I'll show you what it looks like now - it's almost done, but I'm waiting to get the Tim Holtz clear crackle paint to put on the lid and then I want the image on top. I've made my own embellishment from a piece of mesh fabric that I distressed.

But the official projects I'm applying with are these. It's supposed to be one favourite card and a project, so here goes:

My fav card for the time being is this one. It was made for a sketchchallenge and here's the sketch:



I made a pretty creative interpretation if I may say so myself. I'm very proud of this card since distressing, sewing and Magnolia aren't my specialties. I'm quite proud of the golden flower. I made the embellishment myself by stamping and embossing a red paperbrad. I also distressed the flowers to match better. The image is coloured with promarkers.




The other - non-card - project is a post-it holder. I absolutely love this image. I only had one since I got it from a friend. It was stamped on waterpaper (or whatever it's called) and I have coloured it with tombows and a waterbrush. It gives a totally different look than promarkers. I like both looks and these two projects show my colouringskills. I also love my cuttlebug embossing folders as you can see:)
I think these two projects show my style pretty well.




I just wanted to show you the altered box I've been making for a couple of days. The lid is lowered and I think it would look awesome with some crackled paint over the paper and then Tilda on top. I haven't yet decided where to put embellishments and how to put it all together. I didn't want to rush it since I think the box will look amazing when it's done properly. Don't you just love the old style Tilda?


With all these Tildas you might think I'm a huge Magnolia fan, but the truth is I just got my second, third fourth and fifth magnolia about 2 months ago. I guess they are really growing on me. I always thought cute animals were my fav, but it's so hard to choose now with all the cute girlstamps!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

August blogcandy

Candy is in chronological order.

August is here and that means another month of candy! Woohooo! As you might now I update this post with every candy I found so make sure to check back often. I will link this post to my sidebar under "candy". And to make things even better I will have my own candy bonanza. I'm hoarding stuff and will make a bigger candy soon.
Good luck!

Steph has changed her blog and is celebrating the new look. She has some stamps, papers and embellies in her candy. Ends 4:th.

Nicole is celebrating a bunch of things and is giving away a gorgeous K&Co set. Winner will be picked on the 5:th.

Michelle is celebrating her secong blogoversary. There are some really nice things to choose from :) Ends 4th August 2009 at 17.00hrs GMT.

Pink sunshine is celebrating her birthday and upcoming wedding. She's offering some of her favourite things. Ends 4:th 9pm.

Karen, the owner of Charmed Cards & Crafts have yet again teamed up with Graphics Direct Ltd to bring you a fantastic prize - 72 brand new copics!!!
Make sure to sign up before 9:th.

Melissa is celebrating her blogoversary with some great items. One of the items is actually a slice machine! Winner will be drawn 5:th at 3pm EST.

Emma has a candy for all of you that live in the UK. Big draw on the 6:th.

Jodi is giving away some Magnolia stamps. She has six sets and there will be six winners :) Ends 7:th.

Amy is giving away some high hope stamps. I already have the mad cow, but if you'd like a chance make sure to join before 7:th.

Sweet pea rubber stamps (where I'm on the DT - wooohooo) are having a candy. You can actually get $15 worth of stamps! Join before 7:th.

Leanne is giving away a great Christmas paperstac. I'm aways short on Christmaspapers so I'm in. And if Leanne manages to reach 200 followers by saturday 16:th there will be another prize. I just joined as no188, so we're close.t :) Winner will be drawn on the 8:th.

Jennie is offering a nautical candy while she takes a vacation (maybe to the beach ;) She posts the winner 9:th.

Marlene is offering a big CHA candy and an extra prize for the comment that makes her laugh the most. Ends 10:th 6pm.

Donalda is giving away some candy to her faithful followers. Ends 9:th.

a passion for papertrey are giving away a limited edition stampset and a great paperstack. Draw will take place on the 10:th.

Rach is giving away two beautiful Martha Stewart holiday punches. Ends 9:th.

Tricia is giving away a great selection of stamped up images (there are hÄnglar among them) Ends 9:th at 9pm.

Anita is giving away a beautiful Hero Arts stamp in her candy. Ends 10:th at midnight.

Rowena is celebrating getting on the Sugarnellie DT with a fantastic candy - 5 sugar nellies of your choice! She has also added papers and embellishments due to all the entries - for every 50 extra entries she will add something more. Right now there are 205 comments. Ends 11:th.

Alison is giving away her first blogcandy. Hop on over before the 10:th to join.

Linda is also having her first blogcandy. Join before the 10:th.

Patricia is having a surprisecandy. She hasn't said what it is, but promises the winner won't be disappointed. I love a surprise, so I'm hoping for luck :) Draw will take place 10:th around 5pm.

Inger is celebrating 10,000 hits by giving away 2 sheets of digistamps made by herself! There are also some other great stuff in the candy. Winner will be chosen 9:th at 6pm.

Irina is offering a candy to celebrate the launch of her new company lalaland crafts. The online store will launch on the 11:th at 11pm PST. The candy is: you get to choose three stamps of your choice from her store! (there are other goodies in there aswell) Make sure to visit Irina and her new shop. Winner will be drawn 13th, at around 10 pm PST.

Linda is giving away a beautiful wings stampset. She's doing this to celebrate that Layers of Color has invited her to be part of the Design Team. Ends 14:th 3pm.

Priscilla is having a great big candy - A BRAND NEW BIG SHOT DIE-CUT MACHINE!!! Wow, isn't that something? Ends 14:th.

Michelle is getting one year older (lol) and is having a bunch of great stuff in her candy. Hop on over to congratulate and give her a tip or two about how she should paint her new hobbyroom. Ends 15:th 8pm.

Sarita is celebrating her first blogoversary with a nice treat for her readers. Take a look at the pic - nice, huh? Ends midnight GMT 15:th and winner will be announced 16:th.>

Bea has the cutest summer and strawberry candy for us. She has made an adorable Magnolia card with the candy. Join before 15:th.

Lissa has gone through her stash and found things for us - and she might even add some more to the candy. Yey! Hop on over and join before 16:th.

Nina is giving away a big candy and since she has gotten over 150 followers she's adding more to it. There are so many great things in there... :) Candy ends 16:th.

Michelle is celebrating for getting invited as a DT member on the cuttlebug challenge blog. So she's giving away some cuttlebug stuff! Winner will be chosen on the 16:th.

Bev has a big candy to celebrate 400,000 hits! and having almost 1300 followers. WOW!!! She has asked the companies she designs for if they wanted to donate to her celebration and they did - big time! Winner will be drawn on the 17:th.

Zoe is celebrating for having reached 10,000 and for being asked as a guest designer for paper temptress. Her candy ends 16:th.

Janny has only been blogging for 4 months and she has already reached over 13,000 hits and reached over 100 followers! To celebrate this she's offering a great candy - if you live in the US you can win a little sewingmachine for your card and scrapbook projects. Wow, that is a great candy. Ends 16:th.

Chris is celebrating her birthday with three different candies. Yes, there will be three winners, woohooo! You don't need to spread the word, but you need to tell her a funny story that happened at a b-day party. Yikes! Ends 16:th.

Janet - the owner of Pink Gem designs is giving away 6 pink gem stamps of your choice! The draw will take place on Tuesday 18th August at 6pm.

Scrapmurmur is giving away the bear from the latest Whiff of joy party animals collection. I just love those stamps! She made an adorable card with this stamp so go and check it out. Ends 17:th.

Carolyn is giving away a fantastic candy to clebrate the first blogoversary of the house mouse challenge blog. Ends 18:th 8am.

Emma is giving away two seperate candies to celebrate her upcoming blogoversary and for reaching almost 25,000 hits. Two winners will be chosen on the 19:th.

Alanna is celebrating her 300 posts and closing in on 15,000 hits by offering a great candy. Ends 18:th.

Rita is celebrating her birthday with a candy. Happy birthday Rita! Ends midnight GMT+1 24:th.

Nikkinix is celebrating her birthday and her wish is to have 44 followers by the 26:th.

Sue is having a big candy to celebrate her blogoversary. For US only. Ends on 21:st I think - the day of her blogoversary.

Kim is giving away some Magnolia stamps in her candy to celebrate the start of her Magnolia only blog. Candy ends 20:th.

Agnieszka has a polish blog and she's celebrating her second blogoversary. Winner will be drawn the 21:st.

Erika is celebrating 10,000 hits with a great candy consisting of paperpads, stamps and embellies - everything you need to start making cards. Winners will be drawn 22:nd.

Nicki has cleared out her craftroom and is offering some brand new stamps to celebrate 4200 hits. Winner will be drawn around 22:nd.

Gayle is giving away a CHA blogcandy and it's fabulous! Winner will be announced 22:nd.

Naoual is celebrating her 25:th birthday and she's offering her first blogcandy to her readers. Candy ends 22:nd - the day she will be celebrating with her family :)

Sketch girl only needs one more follower to close the candy. Sign up and hope you win :)

Claire is offering some candy as a way of saying thanks for the support. Ends 21:st when she's back from the holidays.

Tab is offering some Magnolia stamps in her candies - yes, candies! There will be two winners and there is more than one stamp in each candy. Winners will be drawn on the 22:nd.

Jo is giving away Basic Grey candy that were launched at CHA. If you like Halloween you're gonna love this. Winner will be drawn 22:nd.

Jacqui has reached over 130,000 hits so she decided on having a candy. Ends 22:nd.

Elizabeth Bell - the woman who draws the adorable Whiff of joy and Belles and whistles stamps is having a candy of her own. You can win six stamps and an exclusive t-shirt! Closes 23:rd.

Arlene has a great big candy to celebrate her first blogoversary and 1 month Youtube anniversary. You can see all the goodies she has on her blog. The winner will be drawn live on Youtube on the 23:rd.

Rachel is giving away a $50 giftcertificate to the quilt shoppe to celebrate their second blogoversary! There is also a 25% off the entire shop until august 22:nd. Winner will be announced 23:rd.

Nilla is giving away some candy that's just been "hanging around". There are some great things in there :) Winner will be drawn 24:th.

Denise is having a candy to celebrate her DT spots and winning candy herself throughout the year. Now she wants to shre the love :) Candy runs until 23:rd 7pm.

Iris has gotten a cute Sarah Kay stamp from simon says stamp to give away in her candy. Ends 24:th.

Lacey is celebrating 100,000 hits! Oh my goodness, that's a LOT, lol. Congrats Lacey. She's offering a bunch of high hopes stamps and other great items. Ends 23:rd.

Debbi
is celebrating her first blogoversary and she will give away some nice goodies for the winner ;) And the more people that follow the more she'll add... Ends 25:th noon GMT.

Elaine is giving away some Christmas themed candy. You can never start too early, right? Ends 25:th 6pm.

Jacque has made the most amazing Halloween card/decoration I've ever seen. She will be sending the winner her card, some candytreatholders (that are beautiful aswell) and the huge Halloween pile you see below. Ends 27:th noon EST.


Linnie is giving away 20 of her digi images to one lucky winner. She has the most darling little girlie images ever. Winner will be announced 26:th.

Steph has reached over 25,000 hits and has over 100 followers. To calebrate this she's giving away the most amazing candy: she will buy a giftcertificate to the shop of your choice for $150!!! And then she wonders where all her money goes, lol. Ends 28:th 10pm CST.

Melisa has won some blogcandy and is spreading the love by having her own. Ends 28:th 5pm CST.

Julie is celebrating her wedding anniversary and birthday with a yummy candy. Ends 27:th.

Ladybug and friends are celebrating the arrival of the new clear stamps from Elisabeth Bell. They are giving away the 8 new stamps as candy AND a box of 12 brush markers to go with the stamps (as you can see on the pic below) AND there will be two winners. Woohoo! Candy is open until the clear stamps are in stock and ready to ship in about 3-4 weeks from now (post made on the 22:nd)


Georgia is celebrating reaching almost 6000 hits with a very cute candy. Winner will be drawn 29:th.

Anneke has a beautiful paper candy and some embellishments. Ends 29:th.

Melissa is giving away a zutter among a bunch of other things - just because. Winner will be drawn 31:st.

Susie is having a candy for her followers to celebrate that she now has over 600 followers. Candy ends 31:st and here's the goodiebag:


Jo at Tinkerco is celebrating her 30:th birthday with a candy for us. Happy birthday Jo, it's my time next year :) Winner will be announced on the 1:st of september.

Alenka is having a candy too. Her blog is in czech I think and I can make out some things with my limited language skills, lol. There are two candies, that I know at least :) Candy ends 30:th.

Alysabeth is celebrating her blogoversary (although she missed it) and for reaching 20,000 hits. She's offering her fav stamps - gorjuss girls. Now, everybody back off, they are mine, lol. Winner (that's me ;) will be announced september 1:st.

True is celebrating her DT spot on clear dollar stamps with a candy. Check out the pic to see what you can win. Ends 31:st.


Linda has reached 15,000 hits and is celebrating with a candy. Ends 31:st.

Jennifer is celebrating her blogoversary with a fab candy. Ends 31:st.

Peg is celebrating something secret (I haven't been able to find out what) She's offering a yummy candy with stamps and embellishments. Ends 31:st.


Emma is celebrating her blogoversary and 10,000 hits. She has put together some of her fav stash for one lucky winner. Ends 31:st midnight GMT.

Lisa is celebrating getting on a designteam with a candy that ends 31:st.

Marga is the owner of a dutch shop called hobbystempels. She is offering a wonderful candy on the blog. Ends 31:st.

Carolyn is excited to have reached 1500 hits and she has put together this candy for her visitors. Ends 31:st.


Leanne is giving away a very tasty gorjuss candy to celebrate her 5,000 visitors. Candy will stay open until sept 1:st.

Stephanie is having a candy to thank her readers for welcoming her back to blogland. Ends 31:st.

Everybody art challenge blog are having their first blogoversary. To celebrate some of the DT memebers have candy on their blogs. Here they are. Their candies end 31:st.
Sandra
Moni
Iris
Tina
Sylvia
Agnes
Dominique
Anush