lördag 30 juni 2012

MDUC: Shabby chic meets Scrappfabrikens monthly challenge for June

Hi and welcome friends!

It´s already time for me to tell you all about our new challenge at Magnolia down under, wow time flies doesn´t it? ;)
This week I´m even more exited than usual because of the theme we have chosen! It´s time for us all to get SHABBY AND CHIC! YAY! Gotta love that right? We hope you will be able to join us, we are so thrilled about all of your amazing projects :)

I decided to make a "just because" card and then add a more personal text with alphabeth stickers when I know whom it´s for :) As I told you about before there´s a lot of special birthdays to celebrate in june for us so I kind of ran out of cards ;) Great to make new onces now!

The patterned papers are from Pion Designs latest collection, "Grandma´s old schoolbook"! When I recieved them I instantly fell in love, my word - they are amazing :) The Tilda I finally chose to work with is also from a previous release (I´m sorry to say I´m not sure which one...) She is amongst the once I simply couldn´t part from when I had to sell some of them because my craftspace is so much smaller now. I have painted her with di´s on 300 g watercolorpaper and then added some Stickles Star dust to various places of her. The gorgeous rolled flowers are from Kort & Godt and I colored the seam binding from WOC my self. The cute strawberry is from the Magnolia store in Borås. And can you tell I used one of my newest items on here?? Oh, yes! The memory box dies have finally reached scrapstores in little old Sweden and I immediately had to get the Wrought Iron Gate. Cute ha? Toally shabby I think! As well as the cheese cloth :)

I´d like to enter this card in the current challenge arranged by a swedish scrapstore, Scrappfabriken. They want us to create something showcasing strawberries. Today is the last day to enter :) But I made the deadline ;) If you win you get a chance to be their gdt for the month of august :)  

Thank you so much for looking! 
I´m so grateful you aren´t loosing patience with me, only 18 days to go today til our baby is due :) 

Big hugs xXx

måndag 25 juni 2012

Busy bee

Hi everybody!

I now have about three weeks left til the baby is due! My word, it´s exiting! I sometimes feel I can´t remember anything about giving birth, it´s been five years since I did it last time. My friends keeps telling me it will come back though ;) Ha,ha,ha! I will have to do it, can´t run away now ;) Anyway, I bet you´re wondering why it´s been so quiet in here? :o
Well, since I will be away from blogland for a while around the babys birth I have decided to be prepared and finish off my creations for MDUC now and then schedule the posts! There are so many amazing challenges coming up I don´t wanna miss any ;)
Besides this my little five year old daughter and me are now on our summervacation! We are doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that so I´m kind off a busy bee right now even though no new posts goes live here at the moment I´m crafting a lot ;)

I have been taking some pictures of my precious little girl that I´d like to show you all in the meantime: 

Here´s little Signe in the middle of a field busy picking flowers for this years maypole. We had terrible weather as you can see nothing summery about this picture ;) 

Signe at the playground. 

Baking rhubarb pie 

Hugging Minnie and Mickey mouse outside the Disney store in Copenhagen.

So I´ll see you all on saturday if not before when I´m showcasing my dt card for the new challenge at MDUC. 

Thank you so much for checking in with me, love Louise xXx

lördag 16 juni 2012

MDUC: Let´s play BINGO! Birthday card for Josefin

Welcome friends!

Oh, I´m so happy to see you here, today I will tell you all about our latest amazing challenge at Magnolia down under that just went live! It´s one of my fav themes this week and I will keep it a secret no longer ;) Join us in a game of BINGO!
Check out the lovely bingo board down here, pick your favorite line, grab your gear and I´m sure you will dazzle us with your amazing creations. We are looking forward to them :)

We are sponsered by Tilda´s town and there will be a gorgeous prize for our winner. :)

Now I´d like to tell you a bit about my own creation. :) I´m experiencing quite a buzy time right now with loads of special birthdays coming up! So I´m making loads of birthday cards. I´m so sad to say..one of them made it´s way back to me this week!!? I sent it at the Postoffice but obviously they had counted the postage all wrong :( But I´m glad it came back in a wa because I have had cards disseapear on me to :( I have sent it off again today from a diffrent postoffice and now I´m hoping it will reach Maritha sometime next week. So sorry hunni!

This one is for Josefine whom turned 14 yesterday. She is our neighbour, the bestest kind ;) I have teatched her in a class when she was younger so we knew the family very well before we moved here. When I gave birth to Signe, she and her friend was frequent visitors in our home. Now it´s probably more the other way around but inspite the fact she´s already 14 she takes the time to play with her every now and then :) They are a bit like sisters now five years later! And she is the worlds bestest babysitter too :) We are so glad to have her in our lifes :)
I think maybe the card turned out a bit too..childlish? :o
Well, nothing to do about that now, will have to think about it next time though ;) Signe whom was at her bithday party yesterday says she really liked it so that´s good news. :)

The patterned papers are from the most gorgeous paperpad 6*6, named "Lost and found - market street" by My minds Eye. Especially love the really romantic one with rosebuds all over. I must admit I felt a bit sad to part from it ;) Tilda was part of a release quit some time ago and is one of the ones I decided to keep as I had to sell most of them off because I have much less space now. So an absolute fav!
She is inked with di´s on 300 g watercolorpaper. The big beautiful white flower was a gift from my awesome friend, Jane. Thank you so much hunni! I lurv it!
The rest of the flowers are all by WOC. The alphabeth and number stickers are from Making memories and a whole bunch fo stuff is from the Magnolia store in Borås: such as the lace and ribbon, the MS edger punch, the tag and the sentiment I added to it, the beautiful little strawberry charm and those cute blings strings. I added loads of stickles star dust on various places of Tilda as well as I have sewn and added some DI crackle paint Picket fence on to the edges.

Now before you head on off my blog you have to promise to run over to the Magnolia down under blog to check out the AMAZING creations my teamies made for this challenge :) Marvellous!

I´d like to enter the following challenge with this card:

Cute card thursday: where you can join in by doing one or the other of the following ;) Clever I must say! Ha,ha,ha! Make a drink inspired card and or use a punch ;) It´s my first time joining in :)

Thank you so much for checking in with me today!
Makes me so happy! An extra big thanks to those who end up leaving me some love before you head off :)
Have a great saturday and sunday!
Big hugs xXx

tisdag 12 juni 2012

Shaker card for my mother featuring cute miss Melinda from WOJ

Oh my! This is my second posting in as many days ;) It was a long time since I did that but I´m having so much fun crafting! :)

Today I´d like to showcase another birthday card :) I made this one for my mother, she turn 61 on june 18th. She is really into black but...I was very selfish making this as it has all of the elements I love myself ;) Ha,ha,ha! 
The stamp is such a cutie and one of my all time favourites! She is illustrated by the lovely Elisabeth Bell for one of my fav companies, Whiff of joy, she was part of the Guardian Angels collection.
Today I´m kind off in a hurry so if you have any thoughts or wonderings feel more than welcome to email me about them and I will answer as soon as I can :) 

With this card I want to enter the following challenges:

CLP Challenges: one of my absolute fav sketch challenges! Love to join in, their sketches are soooo lush :) This month they want us to follow this one:

Wild Orchid Challenge: they have a fav challenge as well this fortnight ;) It´s anything goes! Yay! Love those :) Don´t forget to add at least one WOC product to your project :)

The shaker box I made :)

Thank you all so much for checking in with me again today!
You guys spoil me with your wonderful words!
Big hugs xXx

måndag 11 juni 2012

Happy birthday Maritha!

Welcome everybody!

Today I´d like to showcase a card I made for a bloggingfriend of mine that is very dear to me, her name is Maritha :) She always writes me the most encouraging comments and it does mean the world to me that we have been following each other for a long time now. I do hope the card has arrived at her place by now though otherwise she will see it here first and that wouldn´t be much of a surprise, right ;) Her birthday has come and gone quit some time ago and I had a card ready that I could just add her name to but I really wanted to make something for her with her in mind and then it takes some extra time nowadays. ;) I have five weeks left of my pregnancy and right now it feels like she could come any second. She is pushing her way down, practising her big entry like a maniac. Besides this I managed to stretch my left side in some weird way and let me tell you: that hurts like giving birth ;) Ha, ha, ha! I have been sitting up sleeping this night, hope I don´t have to do the same tonight...
Well...enough of my waffling and on to Marithas card :)

I have used some truly scrummy papers that I just bought, they are by Prima and is called Fairy Belle. The only thing that bothers me sometimes with papers this lovely is the way you don´t want to cover the whole front with loads of detail. Those of you whom knows me will understand what I mean. I LOVE adding details too ;) So bit of a conflict there. I mean who could cover up that lovely fairy? And I see I have a bit ;) Ha,ha,ha! The pom pom ribbon is bought at the Magnolia store in Borås, so is the lovely Tilda that was part of a collection about two years ago I think, don´t know which one though! Absolutely adore her! She is one of the few ones I decided on holding on to as I had to minimize my stash. She is colored with di´s on 300 g watercolorpaper. All of the flowers are WOC. Now, let me tell you about how I stamped on Marithas name on that banner by Spellbinders. I made them using my latest find ;) They are also from Prima and is called Prima Press alphabeth clear stamp set which I bought here at the lovely swedish store Scraplagret
You add the letters you want to a small "box" and then you just stamp away! So cool! I have been waiting for something like this to come out, I just didn´t know about it ;)

I´d like to enter my card in the following challenges:

TOMIC: (The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge) They are celebrating the 1st anniversary of this lovely challenge blog by chosing a truly lovely theme: ANYTHING GOES! I love this challenge and I would have liked to join so much more often but time flies, I knew I had to this week though because: YOU CAN WIN A CARD MADE BY SOMEONE IN THE DT!!! Oh....that would be soooo scrummy! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Lovely hÄnglar or sweet Magnolia: use your favorite color sheme!
Mine is pink, blue and white with a splash of brown :) My first time joining this lovely challenge, exiting! Found it through one of my bestest blogging friends this morning, Jane.

Midweek Magnolias: ANYTHING GOES! I have joined ones before and I´m so sorry to say I have totally missed out on the fact they were arranging a dt call...So would have loved to join another Magnolia challenge ;) You can always try out :) Good luck to the new and "old" girlys there!

Now there´s nothing left for me to do but wish you all a great day!
Hope to see you soon!
Big hugs xXx

lördag 2 juni 2012

MDUC: Seeing double! Giftcard for my coworker

Hiya all of you lovelies!

Time for another fun challenge with us ladies at Magnolia Down Under tonight! This week we´d like to see you create something with the words "seeing double" in mind. Add two of the same embellies, two images, one mini and one ordinary and so on ;) Besides this the only thing you have to remember is to use something Magnolia, an image OR a doo hickey die..
We are looking forwards to seeing your beautiful creations!

I am soon on maternity leave and this friday is the last day of schools in my hometown. I have been teatching a third grade togheter with the most splendid and talanted teatcher, Linda. This card is for her since our paths are dividing. Feels a bit sad I must say, I have learnt so much from her and we have had great fun with our class. She really LOVES blue so of course the card had to be mostly blue ;) I used some of the amazing dp´s from Maja Designs latest collection: "Vintage summer basics". I likey, likey!
This cute to the boot Tilda was part of the "Summer memories" collection by Magnolia. So is that gorgeoues die I have been using in the upper right corner! I bought them both at the Magnolia store in Borås. We just HAPPENED to swing by there when we were on our weekend in Gothenborg. ;) Ha,ha,ha! NOT at all planned by sneaky me ;) 
I also bought the heart tag there but it was not part of this collection so I can´t really say which one...
The sentiment is also Magnolia as is beautiful blue lily flowers and the lace. (I might just have bought the whole store ;)) The small cute bows and the cherry blossoms are from WOC. Tilda is inked with di´s on 300 g watercolorpaper. Alphabeth stickers from Making memories and the edger punch is from MS. Charms and bling from Panduro Hobby. As always I have sewn around the edges, placed some stickles star dust on various places on Tilda and added some di crackle paint picket fence for a more shabby end result :) I hope you like what I made Linda, I´m very happy with it myself :)

I´d like to enter the following challenges with my card:

Magnolia Stamp lovers: Square cards

Do not forget to head on over to the MDUC blog to see the more than stunning creations made by my awesome teamies! You´re in for some serious inspiration!

Thank you so much for checking in with me again today!
I know I´m not such a great blogging friend at the moment and hardly visits you back ;) I have had my daughter at home with me a lot last week, but I´ll better myself again, it´s a promise ;)
Big hugs xXx