Saturday, 13 August 2011

House mouse ATC

Today I want to show you a cute ATC (artist trading card) I made with one of the adorable HM images. The little stamps are perfect for these kind of projects and are a perfect way to use up those tiny pieces of paper/ribbon/etc. You might think they are faster to make than cards, but since I'm not really used to making them it took almost as long as a card to finish. It's a great way to think outside the box though and a perfect way to let your special bits and pieces shine.

I'm especially proud of the piece of paper I managed to find that looks like the little feather laying on the ground. I also like the colorcombo.


Everybody art - summer
House mouse - ATC
Stampalot challenge - anything
Stampin for the weekend - spots and dots

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

70:ies necklace in a modern version

I have a couple of things that I made/finished lately that I haven't showed you yet. This necklace is one of them. I finished it quite a while ago, but never got around to showing it to you. It's made out of semi-precious stones I've had for years. I've had a couple of broken necklaces that I got from my mom and here and there. They were all in the same type of stones - quite popular in the 70:ies I think. I'm usually not wearing gold-coloured jewelry, but I thought these stones were beautiful with gold.

I wanted the necklace to be long and I wanted to use up the stones I had. I made it quite symmetrical with big stones and goldflower/small stone. I added a clasp (the golden ball seen in pic above) so you can wear the necklace double and shorter if you want to. I think the clasp is brilliant since it barely shows, looking like one of the flowers. It's beautiful, don't you think?

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Monday, 8 August 2011

Hoppy Christmas deer friend

I'm having a "vacation" during august from the sweetpea DT so there will be no weekly SP cards from me during this month. Instead I'm taking out all the fab stamps I haven't had the chance to play with yet. There will be one sweetpea hop in the middle of the month that I will participate in, so stay tuned. There is a fabulous new release coming soon.

Ever had one of those cards that just doesn't want to get done? Well, this was a card like that. It started out great with the cute image from whiff of joy. Fab colouring if I may say so and great papers to match. All possibilities to turn out great and then - FRUSTRATION. I started on this over a week ago and it's been laying on my crafttable ever since, not wanting to play. I hate when something starts out beautifully, but messes in the end. I don't like just whipping those cards up in the end because they always start out with so much potential. In the end however I had to admit defeat and just finish it somehow so I could move on to something else. Not sure what's wrong with it, but something is just off. Not my best work I must admit, but I'm sure I'll be happy having it right around Christmas when I noticed I'm waaaay behind on Christmascards (AGAIN!) :D


A spoon full of sugar - tag
Everybody art - sketch
Paperplay - Christmas
Papertake weekly - anything
Simon says stamp - Christmas
Simon says stamp and show - tag
Stamp and create - animals
Totally papercrafts - holidays
Whiff of joy - buttons and bows

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