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

Amigurumi tiny elephant

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.

Amigurumi tiny elephant

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.

Amigurumi tiny elephant

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

Amigurumi tiny elephant

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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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

For an angel

Here is a Christmascard I made with not traditional colours. Every webshop I wanted to get paperpads from different webshops, but they were always out so I decided to make Christmascards with the papers I had. This one could actually work all year around, but I think the image is better for this time of year. The saying says: "for an angel" and I'm sending it to a woman I shared room with in the hospital a couple of years ago. She really helped me through a very hard time and we became friends.

I have used papers from basic grey. The background paper behind the image is actually a cut-out from a previous project. I made the circle to fit in the aperture. The image is coloured with promarkers and I added some glitterglue to the wings to make her extra magical.

cupcake craft - look at the light
promarkers - celebrations
sir stampalot - bingo (punch, tags, ribbon AND pearls, stickles, ribbon)
stamptacular - Christmas glitz
whiff of joy - sketch

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Decorating the tree

Here is another Christmascard that I made. I already had the image coloured which saved me tons of time. It's quite simple, but I wanted to put focus on the trees. I added some glittery gelly roll on some of the details and text. I'm actually surprised that I like it so much because it's so simple.

Paper sundaes - anything Christmas
Papertake weekly - anything
Promarkers - celebrations
Stampin for the weekend - Christmas

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Sweetpea Christmas bloghop

Click HERE for the Sweetpea bloghop

Also, right now: Free shipping for all orders domestic AND international (dec 11-18:th)

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Fundraiser for Brandon's family

One of my favourite blogs have started a fundraiser for a family in true need. If you are able to help somehow, please do! There are a bunch of e-bay listings starting at 99c kindly donated from all parts of the world. I have listed a couple of items in my etsy store, where all the money raised will go to this family of a grandmother with cancer and four little boys:


You can read the whole story on Claudia's blog.

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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Winter (whiff of) joy

I'm making the last of my Christmascards this weekend so my table is in a total mayhem again. Good thing I had a couple of coloured images left from last year. Most of them were already matched up with papers so I had half the job done. I didn't make any advanced layouts although I think this one turned out really well. I did use a sketch for it and thankfully it came together without any hassle (which is unusual)

I used papers from prima (North country) and a Martha Stewart punch for the lace. The image is coloured with promarkers.

Alphabet challenge - W for white Christmas
Crafts and me - Snowflakes
Crafty catz - Anything
Cute card thursday - anything
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Sketch and stash - Sketch
Secret crafter - Creatures big and small
Stamptacular - Blue/brown/tan
Totally gorjuss - Let it snow
Winter wonderland - Let it snow

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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sweetpea Christmas bloghop

Hello and welcome to sweetpea's Christmas bloghop. If you've come from the very talented Karina's blog then you're on the right way. If not, start at the beginning at the sweetpea blog and find out how you can win a $20 sweetpea candy. The idea for this hop is to get you superinspired to use your favourite sweetpea stamps for your Christmasprojects. With the right colours, papers and sentiments you can make a card for any occasion no matter what it looks like. I even went all out and used non-Christmas papers. I like living on the wild side :)

The image I have used is from my favourite illustrator ching chou kuik (shhh, don't tell anyone). I've had a soft spot for her images since the beginning and always go back to them. This one is called fluttering butterflies from plate 38 (and it's actually on sale now for only $2!) I really wanted to work with this image as it has a lantern that I wanted to emphasize. Didn't know if I could pull it off, but I must say it really looks like it's glowing. The colouringmedium I used are oilpencils as I know they are able to give this glowing look.

You are almost at the end of the hop. Please leave a comment before you go to our next very talented DT member  Sharon.

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Santa with penguins

Somehow I'm panicky about my Christmas cards. How did this happen?! AGAIN!? I even had one card left from last year and made one or two earlier this year. I need about 7 more. Whaaa, and I only have until next week. Oh well, there's always next year :)

For this card I have used a stamp from Whipper snapper (thought it was a high hopes, but it's not) It's coloured with oilpencils. I'm really starting to love this colouring medium. I'm superpleased with how it turned out. I added some distressglue to the white parts of the image. The papers are from a prima paperpack called north country. I just love these papers as they are super cheap, a lot of papers in every pack (48) and the quality is perfect for edge-distressing.

Color create - Red, white, green
Creatalicious - Christmas and sparkle
Crafty catz - Christmas + optional sparkle
Cute card thursday - Numbers
Everybody art - Sketch
Paper sundaes - Red and stripes
Papertake weekly - Anything
Pile it on - Bling it up
Secret crafter - Photo inspiration

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Saturday, 3 December 2011

A fairy happy Christmas

Today I have a Christmascard in non-traditional colors. The image is called fluffie fairy and it's from sweetpea stamps. It is coloured with promarkers and a white shimmery twinkling H2O for the white parts of her outfit. Papers are from papermania I think - not sure as I had it for a couple of years. The dark blue/green panel is dryembossed with a cuttlebug folder.

How are your Christmas cards looking this year? I love mixing traditional with funky. The styles are scattered allover :)

ABC - E is for embossing
By the cute and girly - Let it snow
Pollycraft - Christmas fun
Passion for promarkers - Sketch
Simon says stamp - Anything
Totally paper crafts - Let it snow
Winter wonderland - Christmas

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Monday, 28 November 2011

Snowmen love

I've had so much fun playing with this image. I don't have that many Christmasstamps and every year I want to get some new ones I realize I still have some that haven't seen ink yet. So I promise myself that if there is a sale on Christmasstamps after the holidays I will get some. Somehow there never is...

This stamp from whiff of joy was still in its packaging and I must have had it for ages. Sorting through my stamps really helped as I have a better view of what I have and from which companies. No more doubles :)

The image is colored with promarkers and I used papers from prima. The sentiment/reindeer stamp is a freebie stamp from craft stamper. I only colored the image partially leaving the space between the snowmen white as if their love was glowing. I just love how adorable this stamp is. It's drawn by Elisabeth Bell for whiff of joy.

Below you can see a better pic of some glitterglue I used to create a frosty effect on the top and bottom of the brown paper (got the idea from Claudia) Looks like icicles and snow.


Belles n whistles - Christmas
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Christmas with pearls
Crafty catz - Snowmen
Everybody art - Christmas card
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Midnight madness - Sketch
Paper sundaes - Winter wonderland
Papertake weekly - Christmas crackers
Simon says stamp - Tag you're it
Stampin for the weekend - Friends
Stamptacular - Anything Christmas
Totally papercrafts - Christmas
Whiff of joy - Pins and lace

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Enchantment from sweetpea stamps

Nice of you to stop by my blog today. I have taken a little break in my Christmascards, or at least in the planning of my Christmascards, and played with this beautiful image by Meredith Dillman plate 98 (which is currently on sale at sweetpea stamps, wohoo) Besides ching chou this is one of my favorite illustrators so I was happy to ink this image that I haven't played with before. I still have so many images that haven't seen ink yet, poor things.

Good thing is that I have totally cleaned up my crafttable. It's so big and spacious I can sleep on it :D Before I just had a 30x30cm space (if that) to do my cards on. The rest was filled with mountains of paper and stuff. I actually found a couple of Christmaspapers in there from last year. HU! It is so inspirin gto sit there now. I've been having so much fun colouring which I haven't enjoyed for ages. Still the rest of the corner to do, but the most imoprtant things are done and I'm so glad. Even got almost all my unmounted stamps sorted in binders. You can see how HERE, but will try to show you the rest some other time.

I'm so superpleased with how this card turned out, especially the coloring. I used oilpencils and a rubbing medium. I've struggled long to get the glow in my images, so I was over the moon of finally succeeding.

The sentiment is from ching chou kuik's plate 38, also by sweetpea stamps. It is stamped with distress ink as is the image and the edges of the image. Papers are from prima.


Crafts and me - vintage/shabby

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Elisabeth Bell at sweetpea stamps

I hope you haven't missed that sweetpea stamps are carrying stamps drawn by Elisabeth Bell? Right now we have three new images. They can be used for Christmas and New Year's cards, but can also be used all year around. Don't you just love those kind of stamps? And as an extra bonus, if you preorder all three of them by nov 24:th (today) you will be entered in a drawing for sheet #31 that goes beautifully with these stamps.

I also want to let you know about the huge 40% off sale. All sheets from 1-126 are on sale! Time to get those Christmasgifts for your crafting friends or why not a gift for yourself? I always buy myself a craftinggift for Christmas as my family can't find their way around all the stuff that are out there :) A good way to spoil myself

And don't forget about the 20 stamps grab bags for $22.50. Visit the blog for more details and inspiration or go straight to the shop.

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