Saturday, 3 October 2009

Loves me, loves me not...

Today I have been playing with Molly from my new DT sheet from sweet pea stamps. Molly seems to have a crush on someone and wants to know if he loves her back :D I've been very excited to start colouring her ever since she dropped in my mailbox. I used my new papers and ribbon I got today. One of my local shops that closed a while ago re-opened today and had a 20% off the whole shop. I didn't get much, just some papers and ribbons. I got a tip on how to adhere the ribbons so I picked up some more ribbons. And it worked! Here's my first try on the ribbon with the tape and I'm inheaven. FINALLY it looks professional!

The card is made following a sketch from the sketch saturday challenge blog and the image is coloured with promarkers as always.

I made a bow from the ribbon I used. I used to use a glue, but even though it was supposed to dry clear it left shades on the ribbon. Instead I used the double sided tape I got today. I tried that before, but I did it with broad tape that I cut myself. It always got crooked and didn't work properly. Now I have a thin tape and it's even supposed to work on organza ribbons! It was so much fun working with the ribbon that I think I have found my new favourite embellishment. If you've never tried it you should. Don't be scared of trying, just get yourself a good narrow doublesided tape. THAT'S the secret.

Stamps: Molly and sentiment from sweet pea stamps
Promarkers: ivory, primrose, pastel yellow, forest green, pastel green, turquoise, pastel pink and an old pantone - warm red T (for the flowers)
Papers: making memories, "flower patch"

Here are the wonderful things I got today. Mostly cardstock and ribbons, but also a cute owl stamp, the ribbon tape, some magnetic closings that I will use for my purses and some patterned papers. I got two pretty expensive but oh so irresistable papers.

Both are from die cuts with a view. I know just how I'm going to use this one. Just need a certain stamp...It's called "woodland animals".

This one has glitter on all the details. SOOOO yummy!!! I would like to use it with some house mouse stamp. Think it would look beautifully. It's called "kitchen tea party gltr".

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Friday, 2 October 2009

Gift voucher to secret crafter

I'm looking for a coupon code to secret crafter. Does anyone know where I can find one? Please?

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Loving stitches

I started on this card last week and when I looked at it today it still wasn't done (go figure). The deadline is tonight, so I skipped some schoolwork and finished it instead :D
I have incorporated a bunch of challenges in this one:

Following a sketch from friday sketchers. I thought the leaning panel from the sketch would look wonderful as a leaning arrow.
Just magnolia had a colourcombo: pink/grey and optional black.
I also used stitching on this card for the roses on paper challenge.
I was going to post it on the simon says stamp challenge (that also had stitching as their theme) but I missed the deadline :(

Now I'm off to sleep so I can get up for class tomorrow. I did get my Dt package from sweetpea stamps today so I'm guessing there won't be much schoolwork done during the weekend. Saturday is also "cardmaking day" and one of my shops that closed are reopenig again. No rest for the wicked, huh?
Nighty night.

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Thursday, 1 October 2009


There is a new challenge blog called crafty catz weekly challenge and naturally I had to join in the first challenge (although I don't really have time for cardmaking or the energy)
Anyhow, there was a colourscheme to follow: green/blue/brown. Ok, so not really my colours, but then I came to think of these gorgeous papers from K&co that I had extras of and they were just the right colours!

I made it following a sketch from this week's Whiff of joy challenge blog. This week is special because the blog are celebrating their first blogoversary on saturday and a party is promised :)! Woohooo! Doesn't Charlotte look like she's ready to celebrate?
I'm still hoping Katharina will discover me some day, lol, so what better way than to enter as many Woj challenges as possible.

I'm actually quite happy with this card. Lately I haven't been so I was afraid I would ruin this one too, but I think it turned out quite well. I used a charm that says "hope" instead of a stamped text. Not sure if it fits the card, but it does fit the challenge :) I finally dared to use a white pen to highlight some details like her hair and skirt. My first try, but I think it looks good.

Promarkers used: ivory, pastel blue, cool aqua, pastel green, moss, cinnamon, burnt sienna and umber.
Papers: K&co

Brown panel embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

October blogcandy

Another month has passed and it's time to start on another month's candypost. Hope you entered some candies in september. There was a lot to choose from and I actually won 3 times! As soon as I get some more energy I'll spread the love and offer some candy of my own. This post can be found on my sidebar under "candy". The blogs are in somewhat chronological order and I update the list throughout the month as soon as I find something. First out:

Susie is celebrating her blogoversary and her and her husband's 5:th anniversary. To honour this occasion she has put together a wonderful romantic candy. Ends noon GMT 2:nd.

The divine influence are celebrating the launch of their new blog - a place where they showcase 'Divine' Crafty Creations from all parts of the globe! Winner of the candy will be chosen on the 2:nd.

Bree is having a big giveaway until october 2:nd. The more that follow her the more prizes there will be. There are already tons of stuff in the pot. Ends 2:nd.

Terry has gotten over 5000 hits and she's thanking her visitors with a mixed crafty candy. And if enough people enter she will add an extra surprise...Ends 1:st.

Anya is a polish blogger that has a couple of thigs to celebrate, among other things 500 hits. She's offering beautiful handmade items for her candy. The drawing will take palce around the 5:th.

Jo has a fab Basic Grey candy to give away sponsored by Simon says stamp. Winner will be drawn 3:rd.

Hanne has been on the DT team of Whiff of joy and gotten a bunch of stamps from Katharina. Now she's sharing the wealth with eight Woj and a big decoration candy. Ends 3:rd.

Angela is offering a cute Halloween candy. The cutest thing is a little holder she has made for the winner. Candy closes 10pm on the 3:rd.

Sharon is celebrating 10,000 hits with a wonderful (mostly) Christmas candy. Ends 9 pm GMT on the 3:rd.

Chrissie is celebrating her forthcoming birthday with a stamp and papercandy. Ends 11.30pm on the 3:rd.

Beate is offering a candy to celebrate her 10,000 hits since the beginning of the year. Candy ends 3:rd.

Piekielna owca is another polish blogger that has candy. She is offering some great papers to celebrate her upcoming birthday and every day she will be adding to the pot. Ends 4:th.

Pasiakowa is yet another polish blogger. She is celebrating the release of acrylic stamps based on her drawings. They are really cute and can be bought HERE She is offering one of her stamps as candy. Ends 3:rd.

Tracy is giving away some cute stamps sponsored by squigglestamps. Ends midnight GMT 3:rd.

JessicaLynn is offering a wonderful candy from her own stampline. Have you seen it? I am absolutely inlove with the Brentwood owls. You can find them in her shop HERE. She has a 25% off sale through oct. 4:th, so if you like these now is a good time to get them. The winner of the candy will be announced sunday 4:th.

Janet is having an 80:ies candy to celebrate her blogoversary. Winner will be drawn 5:th.

Martyna is a polish blogger that is giving away a "modest candy". I think it's great with papers and embellishments. Ends midnight GMT+1 5:th.

Flatis is giving away a Christmas stamp from Whiff of joy. I think she closes the candy 6:th, but I'm not sure. Her blog is in German. EEEkkkk :)

Irina is giving away a candy from her stampcompany lalalandcrafts. Winner will be drawn Tuesday, October 6th at around 10 pm PST.

Nicole is celebrating her birthday and she's doing it with a BANG. Or what do you think of these goodies below that one lucky crafter will win? Ends October 7th at Midnight Eastern Time.

Lisa is celebrating her first year of blogging. She has put together a beautiful set of Christmasgoodies. Ends 7:th midnight GMT.

Iris is giving away a wonderful Belles and Whistles candy to celebrate her birthday she had in september. Ends 8:th 11.59pm EST.

Sharon is celebrating her 50:th birthday with a fab candy. Happy birthday Sharon! Make sure to hop over and congratulate her. Ends 9:th midnight GMT.

Michaela has put together a wonderful candy in the middle of her busy life :) to celebrate 11,000 hits (don't I wish I was there!) Ends 10:th.

Chris is giving away one of the wonderful Belles and Whistles stamps in her candy. You need to hurry though, ends 9:th.

Kim is giving away a stamp and decorations to celebrate the cardmaking day that was last saturday. Ends noon 10:th GMT+1.

Kristine is celebrating finally going on vacation and she's doing that with offering a HUGE candy to one lucky winner. Ends 10:th 8pm GMT+1.

Bec is also giving away a huuge candy to celebrate a bunch of things. Winner will be chosen 11:th.

Holley is giving away a brand new Bella stamp: the witchibella. So cute! It's to celebrate 10,000 hits on her blog. Candy ends saturday night (10:th I assume).

Lacey is having a candy in honor of all of her dreams coming true (at least stamping dreams ;-) with opening her own on-line stamp store, co-owning her own line of stamps, and getting to meet so many wonderful stampers in blog land. Ends 11:th midnight EST.

Merete is celebrating 10,000 hits with a great mixed candy. You have until the 12:th to enter.

Alice is giving away a bunch of Christmas Penny Black images for you to play with. Just in time for some Christmascards. Ends 13:th.

Elizabeth Bell is giving away stamps from three companies she's designing for so that's a lot of gorgeous stamps! She's also throwing in one of her t-shirts (well, not her private one, lol) Ends midnight 14:th Arizona time.

Anne is having a candy in hopes of passing 3,000 hits by october 13:th. She's giving away a huge selection of charms. Ends 13:th.

Tanya is practicing on giving away candy and I think she does a great job :) She's giving away a nice Halloween set for one lucky winner. Ends 13:th 8pm.

Mephisto is giving away a wonderful Halloween stampset from Penny Black. You need to enter before the end of 14:th.

Designdollies are three girls that have put together a challenge blog with three different challenges every week. To celebrate the start of this new blog they are offering a fab candy. You need to get to know them and answer some questions and then the chance on the candy is yours :) Winner will be drawn 16:th.

Sue at particraft is trying to reach 100 followers and right now she's at 99!!! She has a great candy that will close when she reaches 100 so hurry hurry hurry!

Emma and Nikki are both having a candy for a cause. They are collecting money for Priscilla that has had quite a few bumps in the road lately. Please go by Nikki's blog and read all about it. All they ask is for a $5 donation - that's not a lot. You can spare a copic or stamp, can't you? Candy ends 16:th.

Stempelientje has started a new blog and is giving away some wedding candy. You need to enter before midnight 15:th.

Monika is giving away a beautiful candy consisting of Christmas fabrics to thank everyone for the support of her first film. Ends 15:th.

Jo is having a wonderful Basic Grey candy again. Feel free to join both the basic grey and simon says stamp challenge to show your support. Candy ends 17:th when a winner will be chosen.

Jodi is giving away an adorable Belles and Whistles scarecrow stamp - just in time for Halloween. You have until friday 16th 11:59 PST.

Sarah is having her first blogcandy. It's a box full of goodies. You have until 17:th to participate.

Marlene is celebrating her candy with two fabulous candies. One of them contains hÄnglar...Ends 17:th.

Digital ink are having a fab candy or what do you think? Ends 18:th 9pm EST.

Gro is celebrating a lot of blog achievements among them her blogoversary. Her candy ends 18:th at 6pm GMT+1.

Ilona also has a couple of things to celebrate, like her 40:th birthday. Woohooo! Happy birthday to you. Her candy ends 18:th 6pm.

Dannie is having a yummy paper- and decorationcandy. I would love to play with that far east paperstack :) She will draw the winner 18:th 8pm PST.

Erika at ge-we hobby is having a candy to celebrate 30,000 hits - again! She has a cute wintercandy and you need to enter before the 23:rd.

Peachy keen stamps are havig a huge candy to thank all of their readers, followers and fans. There is everything you need to get started (or if you already have everything you can always have it for stroking, lol) Ends 23:rd midnight CST.

Andrea is celebrating 30,000 hits with a candy seen below. Ends 23:rd.

Stampelboden are giving away a fabulous Christmas candy that ends 25:th midnight GMT+1. You can find their shop here: stampelboden

Good luck!

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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Paper piecing birthday card

Aaaah, I've been taking yesterday and today off and it feel so good :) Yesterday I started on a lot of cards (5 of them I think) so today I thought I'd finish at least one of them.

I made a card using a technique called paperpiecing. If you've never tried you should! It's quite fun and very easy. I've made a fast little tutorial that will be up on the sweet pea stamps blog tomorrow (sunday).

I've made the card for colour create. Their colourscheme for this week was: hot pink, dusky pink and ice chocolate. Thought these papers from Basic Grey worked superb.

Back tomorrow hopefully with more cards.

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