tisdag 20 november 2012

DOC: Pastel colors

Welcome back sweet friends and followers! 

Time for a new fortnightly challenge over at Deep Ocean and its an amazing one, fits me like a glove if I may say so myself ;) We want you to join us creating something, anything really ;), in pastel colors. 

This time I chose to work with yet another one of my latest Magnolias, she is released in the Christmas story collection and I think she looks awesome on a happy new year creation. We have been invited to celebrate with close friends this year and so I wanted to make them something special. The papers are not at all winter like, in fact they were released during the summer ;) All of them are part of a collection from Pink Paislee called Butterfly garden ;) The checked one is also a Pink paislee but from a collection  called Cupid. Tilda is colored with di´s on 300 g watercolor paper and I must say Im so happy about the big lush ribbon! I bought it from the Ribbon girls, isnt it lush? 

I followed the sketch with the amazingly talanted ladies over at CLP Challenges. Its their last sketch for this year! I can believe it! ;) Hurry on over, the ladies have done some stunning creations for us all to inspire from! This is what the sketch looks like: 

I had so much fun working it! Thanks ladies, see you next year :) 
I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year! 

Hurry over to the DOC Challenge blog to see the stunning creations by my fellow teamies :) 

To finish off my post I want to show you some more pics of the card, but more close ups ;) 

Thank you so much for looking! 
Hopefully I will see you soon in your blogs! 
Lots of love, Louise

lördag 17 november 2012

MDUC: All about books

Hi there friends and followers! 

Already time for me to tell you all about the new challenge over at Magnolia down under! Im just pinching my arm, trying to take in all the wonderful things happening in my life right now. When we are on the subject of time flying by Ella is already four months old! She is so much more awake now and she is such a darling to be around. Signe is also behaving much better for me so at times I find myself sitting down in the evenings and suddenly theres tears of incredible joy running down my face. Im such a lucky woman! My little girls are miracles, its so hard to get pregnant with my disease and to think I now have not "just" one but two! Im so thankful! 

Signe is starting pre school next year and we always read to her every night before she sleeps and she just started asking us to buy her some chapter books. I therefor took this opportunity to make her her first bookmark. The stamp is from Magnolia and was a freebie in the latest Maggie Ink. Let me tell you, for me it was love at first sight, she reminds me so much of little Signe and I couldnt wait to color her. 
I started searching the web for some tutorials on how to make these little cute corner bookmarks as Ive been wanting to make one for so long. I found this one on Split-coast stampers. Very easy to follow in case you would like to try one yourself. As always Tilda is inked with di´s on 300 g watercoloring paper. Im starting to get the hang of my new paper. ;) In the pic below you get more of an idea on how it looks and the actual style

And a little close up on the sweet Tilda 

Before I head off I want to encourage you not to miss out on the marvelous works by my amazing teamies! Head on over to the challenge blog now :) 

And I just have to share this picture of my sweet thing: 

Thank you so much for looking! 
Biggest of hugs! 

tisdag 6 november 2012

DOC: Around the world

Hi friends and followers! 

Time for a new challenge over at Deep Ocean and let me tell you Im a huge fan of this weeks theme because it is the perfect excuse to play with something other than christmas cards ;) We want you to go with us around the world

I bought this amazingly cute little Tilda with kangaroo when I was at the Magnolia Event in october and Ive been dying to color her ever since. I decided to add some freckles to Tildas face. I was inspired by a teamie at MDUC whom Ive seen do this a couple of times, the lovely and ubertalanted Zoe. I hope she wont mind or think Im a copy cat, its just so fabby when she does that :) Im feeling it might become my new thing ;) He,he,he! This card is made on order by my five and a half year old daughter Signe. She was attending a birthday celebration at her best friends house, she is called Ellie, this past sunday. She needed a card so I thought I´d better make one ;) 

The papers are from a 6*6 paper pad from Melissa Frances called 5th avenue and its been one of my favs for quit some time. Tilda is colored with my di´s on 300 g watercolor paper. The lace, sentiment and big pink flower are also from the Magnolia store in Borås. To make the hearted edge Ive used an oldie but goldie border punch from Martha Stewart. The roses are all from WOC. The big pink e letters are from Prima, as is the little 5 in the upper right corner. The corner adornments are from Zoes online store called Make it crafty and is so amazing, its chipboard that Ive just painted with some di crackle paint Picket fence. The dies are all Spellbinders. 

Now, I encourage you all to head over to the amazing DOC blog to take a look at the stunning creations my teamies created for you all to inspire from. 

Best friends, right? 

Thank you so much for looking! 
I hope to see you soon :) 
Biggest of hugs, Louise

lördag 3 november 2012

MDUC: Christmas ornament


Welcome to our new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under, this week we would love to see you use your Magnolia stash to make or alter a christmas ornament

I have seen different types of christmas baubles in my friends blogs through the years that has truly inspired me and so I wanted to give it a go ;) I used a mini magnolia Tilda and inked her with my di´s on 300 g watercolor paper. The glitter I added to the bottom of the bauble is from Melissa Frances and is called "glass glitter". I of course added lots of stickles star dust to the image as well as some halfpearls. I used some pink satin ribbon togheter with a snowflake ribbon I truly love that I bought from Panduro hobby a few years back. I have struggled with myself regarding usage or keeping it. I just love it so much! I think its awesome. Will have to check back to see if they have added it to this years stock before christmas. The lush cream rose is from WOC.
Its getting really dark here in Sweden, both in the evenings and mornings so its getting harder and harder to photograph my creations to my own approval. Sorry! 

Please, dont miss out on looking at the AMAZING creations made by my lovely teamies here

Im also aware Im not updating my blog as often as I would like at the moment. Im still here though and I really apprechiate all of you whom visits me still and even more so those of you leaving some lovely words before you head off. Im hoping to be able to do the same for you very soon. My family is still getting used to being four ;) 

Biggest of hugs, hope I have inspired you to want to join in :)