Archive for February, 2009

Oh yes, I do use them although not so frequently nowadays! I promised you some LO’s using PP too, so here are a bunch of them.

DH and his brothers and cousins had a reunion during August last year, I got a lot of nice pictures.


I decided to keep this very clean and stick to red,white and black. The PP is MME, ribbon from L’il Davies and journaling box and flowers are MM. The very useful date stamp is from the Swedish company Inkido. The chipboard alphas are covered with UTEE in black.


PP and metal ribbon slider from Basic Grey, a manila tag with a Technique Tuesday stamp, flowers from Bazzill (Wings) and some stash stuff.


More Basic Grey PP, the same stamps as on the LO’s above, various flowers (I think Panduro and YouDo, buttons, ribbons and chinese coins from stash.

While on an outing with the National Guard, I got some nice pictures. They did a show on a fair-day held nearby and me and the kids got the opportunity to go with the fighting boat!


Karen Foster has some lovely neutral PP’s, which I have used here. The tag is K&Co and the date stamp from Inkido. Metal bar from AMM and some flowers and brads from my stash.


We spent some time ashore too, and here’s DH and Kevin sitting on the cliffs, enjoying the sunny day. The PP is from UK-based Dovecraft, flowers are Prima, a Bo Bunny sticker and a manila tag with a text stamp – I love that saying!

So, you see, I do use patterned papers too! I will show you more this coming week. Have a nice day and don’t forget to join us in the CropStop Blog Hop!

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It’s Friday already – the week has passed quickly and today I’ll make a card for my SIL who celebrates her 40th birthday this weekend.

This weekend we’re blog hopping at CropStop! Read more here!

I promised you yesterday that I would give you something not so pink today… So I will!

Let’s start with something blue, very blue.


I made this LO for a challenge at CropStop a few weeks ago, using plain white cardstock which has been stamped and colored with Distress Inks, and the felt is actually a place mat for the table! The apricot colored flowers are Prima, from their Carribean Collection. Some jewelry parts in silver plated was to finish it off.

More blue, but a winter motif:


The word SNOW gets diverse reactions in our family. DH hates it, it has to be shoveled, while the kids love it, at least for a while. Up here in the north we do get a lot of snow, and it stays usually until mid April. It’s a long winter…

I’ve used Bazzill CS and plain white CS which I cut with the Gazelle to get the lovely edges. Tags, swirl and paper flowers are also Gazelle, the fabric flowers all comes from silk flower arrangements. I’ve used a lot of jewelry parts on this one, from the flower centers to the parade of ice bears! Oh, don’t forget the Distress Inks…

More blue…


Again plain white CS, Tim Holtz mask and Distress Inks, added some UTEE in platinum to the swirl, Crackle Paint on the chipboard alphas. The date tag is colored with Alco Inks. A 7Gypsies Inspection Tag, some Prima flowers and then bits and pieces from my stash. The paper flowers are Gazelle and inked.



Yep, the small pieces down in the right corner are mosaics.

My dining room floor was good enough to scrap!


Looks lovely, doesn’t it? Brown Bazzill CS, handmade paper from Svartvik, with inked edges, a swirl in gold from the Gazelle, some Prima flowers and a few jewelry parts.


Back to blue…


White CS, Tim Holtz masks, Distress Inks and some UTEE in platinum along with Heidi Swapp clock stamps gives the background. The silver colored stuff are all jewelry parts, the blue frame is clear acrylic colored with Alco Inks, the tag is made with the Gazelle and the flowers are Prima (Mini Can). The name tag is made in Faux Dichro technique.


The silver colored net is something I found in my fabric stash.

Yes, you’re absolutely right. No printed paper today, either! I will give you some of that next week…

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I have uploaded my LO in their gallery, and it’s here, too. Go check CropStop out – some fun things are going on there!


I found a piece of Madison Avenue PP for this, some handmade paper from Svartvik Paper (this is so lovely to put Distress Inks on!), some lace and ribbon, a Gazelle-cut flourish and tags. And I realized that this was the first LO for weeks I’ve used PP on! Yay! Have a look at the others further down this page – no patterned paper…


I played around in purple… Lots of stuff cut with the Gazelle and I had just got my Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Shows, huh?


Back to pink! That’s Kelly’s color, all the way. Plain white CS, handmade paper, both colored with Distress Inks, the CS also stamped and masked with a Gazelle-cut. Laces, lots of jewelry parts, some UTEE and Prima flowers.


Crackle Paint on the chipboard and UTEE gold on the metal flowers.


Mmm… A walk in the forest in the fall… So nice!

Plain white cardstock with a Tim Holtz mask and Distress Inks, some gold cardstock under the handmade paper from Svartvik and some stamped Alvin flowers and some Gazelle-cuts. Hey, what’s that tucked in with the flowers?


Ooh! Faux Dichro! I will tell you more on this technique later on, I have to check out some other alternatives to do it first. Usually this is made by using dichroic glass and a fusing kiln, but mine isn’t wired, so I have to do it the “faux” way! The buttons I’ve used as flower centers are DressItUp, which I love. Comes in so many colors and shapes!


After a long walk in the forest, one surely is allowed to have cupcakes – especially when you still are outdoors and a bit cold… White CS again, the same Tim Holtz mask and even more Distress Inks… Some flowers of various origin, UTEE in bronze, and that lovely journaling stamp is from Stellas.


I’m very into copper at the moment, this is a jewelry part.


Luckily I’m surrounded by girls – because I love scrapping in pink! All shades. Pink! White CS with some Glimmer Mist (homemade variety!) on it, a round swirl lace – Gazelle-cut – stamped and inked, two overlays, one is stamped, the other colored with Alco Inks. Some flowers from Prima and Bazzill, and goldplated jewelry parts. And a strange flower…


The translucent flower is actually made of melted UTEE, poured into a silicone mould.


No, I’m not kidding. More pink! White CS, a swirly lace cut with the Gazelle and then inked and stamped, some lovely pink lace I found at Tradera, and all the other paper embellishments are cut with the Gazelle, too.  The overlay inside the ticket shape is stamped with Staz-On and colored with Alco Inks.  I added some gold plated jewelry parts for the bling…

No, no more pink today – I’m off to bed! I think tomorrow will be blue. Or brown. With some dashes of pink…

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Blog Hopping!

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New assignment!

So, now it’s official… I have a new assignment as Guest Creative Team member at CropStop for the month of March! Check in the forum, the shop and the blog! There’s always something fun going on, as weekly and monthly challenges, and right now we’re blog hopping!


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The only time I use sketches is when a challenge is involved… So I did this time also, with a sketch at StampARTic, which one of my friends, Jorunn, is running.


I don’t make cards that often, and almost never paint stamped images, but this time I did. I think the stamp comes from My Heart Stamps For You (correct me if I’m wrong!). The netting is made with my Gazelle, so are the flowers that I also painted using watercolor pencils.

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OK, we got a lot of snow this winter!


The lovely snowflakes are Karen-Marie Klip, the journaling is made on handmade paper from Svartvik Paper. I find it most lovely to journal on, as it has lovely texture and the edges are so nice to chalk or ink!


The kids have great fun in the snow. The stamps on the photos and on the transparent tag are Technique Tuesday, the other tag is colored with Ranger Distress Inks.



For these both LO’s I’ve used paper from Robin’s Nest – I found the colors to be so lovely and the pattern is just great. Not to mention the glitter…

The date tag is a chipboard painted with Ranger Crackle Paint, the crackles are enhanced using Distress Inks in the same color, Weathered Wood.


More winter…


The patterned paper is from Panduro, the tag is cut with the Gazelle and inked with Ranger Distress Inks, stamped with Technique Tuesday clear stamps.


The large snowflake and the title is made with the Gazelle, so is the tag which I have used Ranger Alco Inks on, the one in the upper right corner is colored with Distress Inks.


For this LO, and the one above, I’ve used papers from Reminisce.  This tag is also cut with the Gazelle and colored with Distress Inks, and stamped.


Using Tim Holtz’ masks is great fun! This one together with Ranger Distress Inks, direct to paper. The title and the tags are all cut with the Gazelle, one is colored using Alco Inks and then stamped, the others are colored with Distress Inks.


Enough of cold weather… One indoor picture!


I found the colors of this patterned paper from K&Co lovely, they are so warm! Title and scrolls/flourishes are cut with the Gazelle, inked and stamped. The key is Maya Road, covered with UTEE in Bronze.

The irregular decoration to the right is made using Fimo-clay, which I have stamped and colored with Alco Inks:


The name is cut with the Gazelle, and then speckled with UTEE in Bronze.


Brr… It’s cold outside today, too… I think I’ll stay indoors scrapping!

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