söndag 30 juni 2013

Happy 1st birthday Ella

Hello there crafters! 
Long time no seen ;) Im enjoying vacation here, sadly I cant brag about the stunning summer weather with a beaming sun so I wont...;) I hope I will get to enjoy it soon though. 
Its sunday and my turn to host the inspirational post over at the Live and Love Crafts blog. As you all know by now we have been swooning in birthday celebrations for a couple of weeks now and today Im showcasing the last bday creation. Some of you may know that about the same time LLC was born the most adorable little baby girl (not that I am biased ;)) was born too, our little Ella. With this card we will wish her a first happy birthday! 

Ive used the most cute little girl image I could find, isn't she just stunning? She is available via the Wee stamp store and is named Angie. OMG...my heart can really pound at the sight of a stamp I love and  this made my pass out a little ;) lol! Angie is inked with my Copic markers. Im still going into the "zone" when Im inking. Poor family tries to talk to me and Im just mmmm-ing. ;) Its so out of my comfort zone but Im having fun! And without practice I wont get anywhere ;) I still have a loooong way to go but Im happy my inklings goes onto creations now so Id like to think there has been some progress. 
These beyond gorge papers from Pion Design are part of my all time FAVORITE paper collection, the "Studio of memories". Just look at those lush flowers on that 6*6 paper I used! Talk about making my heart skip a beat. Ella has always been very into music and every time she hears a tune she starts digging. The big metal music note is the perfect addition for her card, I added some shabby pink embossing enamel to that and the other metal ornaments, such as the love charm, the metal roses and the lovely number one embellie I added close to the image. And of course...I just had to use another one of those utterly beautiful frames from Melissa Frances again. They are addictive! 
I love that they are not that big, they fit onto a card really well. As always Ive added all the products Ive used with the Inlinkz gallery at the end of my posting. 

Heres some more close ups: 

Thank you so much for looking in today! Make sure to stop by again tomorrow cause thats july 1st and we are announcing a new challenge! YAY!
Lots of love

lördag 29 juni 2013

MDUC Designers choice weeks: Flower Power

Hi crafters! 

Welcome to tonights posting where I tell you all about the new theme over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. I cant even begin to tell you how exited I am about it. We are trying something new during summer this year where we as designers has chosen one theme each that we LOVE working after! Last week was teamie Debbie D´s choice of Sepia coloring and this week its my time to pick the theme. What I chose must not be a total surprise to you as I hardly ever make cards without this lush embellishment, namely: FLOWERS! Theme is FLOWER POWER and so we are expecting to see your flower showered creations :) Go dig yourself done that flower(s) container and get your  groove on and I will meet you there. :) 

To tell you a little about my own creation its a thank you for your friendship card for one of my treasured blog buddies AND IRL buddies! Yes, we get together every once in a while to sit down and craft and Im loving that! To meet online is fantastic! To meet IRL is something extra. Her name is Christina and she is the author of Christinas scrapkammare. She inks with Copics a lot more than I do and is a chosen dt member for the newly started Copic Marker Sweden blog. I ask for her advice on color combinations all the time so Im thankful she puts up with me ;) lol! 
This time I inked Tilda with my Copics too and I had so much fun. THe blue patterned paper is by Maja Design from the latest "Vintage Spring Basics", 12*12 sheet is called 7th of march. The sentiment is from Bildmålarna and around the edge of the flower center I added some shabby blue embossing powder and pink rolled roses from Live and love crafts. The letters is cut out with a die from Sizzix by TH and is called Type set. The beautiful diamante spacer is from The ribbon girl. The sentiment "Big hugs to you" is from a sheet of sentiments called "Friendship sentiments" from my beautiful and utterly talanted friend Angie Hunts store Little Darling Rubberstamps. (Oh I miss you guys! We had so much fun! Love you all) 
Those sentiments are amazing, they are not as huge in size as they regularly is so they can fit into the smallest spaces like my little Doo Hickey die there. I will definitely buy more of those! The turqoise roses are by Prima all of the other flowers are WOC. 

Heres some more close ups: 

I hope you will take the time out of your busy schedules to join us at MDUC this week, that would mean the world to me :) 
But hey, don't forget to firstly pop over to look at all the beyond fabby creations made by my teamies! 

lördag 22 juni 2013

Happy 1st Birthday LLC!

Hi everybody! 
Today is a VERY special day as our LLC birthday blog hop is ready for take off, welcome to my place! If you arrived here from my outstanding and very cute teamie Tracy you are on the right track, if not please head on over to the LLC Store blog and start from the top. You will have the opportunity to hop along til june 25th 12 PM Uk time, after that you would want to keep a very close eye at the LLC blog because thats where our winners will be announced by Sandy

And here they are, the super duper prizes, first off the grand price:  

and these are the four additional prizes up for grabs: 

Simply stunning ha? If you find it tempting to participate all you have to do to be eligible for a prize is to comment on each blog in the hop and enter your details via Inlinkz in the LLC store blog and then you're good to go! Heres the blog hop order if you should get lost somewhere along the way: 

Louise     YOU ARE HERE

Now Id like to show you what I made to congratulate my fav store on its first birthday! 
I dont know why but as I think birthday I immediately also come to think about cake. Do you? I bet you don't? Im such a sucker for all things that includes sugar...;) lol! 

So I decided to bake another paper creation and here it is: 

Sandy asked us to create something using our very own LLC favorites and oh my gawd... I wonder what she was thinking cause I would be good to go if I could just place the whole store on top here. Seriously! Unfortunately this cake could only bear so much ;) I cut it out using my beloved Silhouette Cameo. The papers Ive used is a Maja Design 12*12 sheet called 2nd of May. I just adore everything cute and girly and thats what this paper is to me. Those cherry flowers are just...beyond amazing looking me thinks. The big Magnolia was part of the most recent collection "Special moments". The mini Magnolia on top is an oldie but goldie. I colored them both using my di pads. Ive used three different laces and well, Sandra stocks so many I could hardly choose between them. I felt as I was bad to the other laces by not using them (they are my babies..). Pls, promise not to tell! The one on top is fairly new in stock and is called "Pearl lace with beads" and it adds that exclusive, elegant feel to anything I think. Its not that broad either so it fits on here perfectly on the first layer. The one I used in the middle, "Pearl lace" is just so eye-catching. And the third one, the "Old country rose" is just amazing in its color. Not to bright more ash rose and it adds to that vintage, shabby feeling and I love that! The frame I used with the number one inside is by Melissa Frances and Im just digging everything resin. Its not white, white if you know what I mean. Its been treated so that it looks old and thats why i love that. And then the charm...dont get me started on that hollow love heart because then you could stay here all day! Its wonderful in it self but if you add a little gesso it just pops! And then the cute wings on each side. mmm...The rolled roses from Kort og Godt I added just because in my mind they are the most beautiful. Kind of easy looking but very elegant. Thats a tricky feeling to achieve and they do the trick! The green apples, the lilac flower sprays and the mini shabby bark heart is just way to shabbotaged not to use :) Do you see the big UTTERLY LUSH white flower from Prima? Ohhhhh....stunning beyond words, that pearl in the middle and the sheer fabric - it screams my name! ;) 

Heres some more close ups so you can see for your self ;) 

I sure hope you found my birthday cake inspiring :)
Now you're on your way and should hop on to my former teamie,  Elizabeth. I was so happy when  Sandra announced that lovely and utterly talanted Elizabeth would join us once again. Im sure she has a special treat ready for you all Elizabethised ;) lol!

Lots of love,

söndag 16 juni 2013

Christmas in june at LLC

Good morning and welcome to my weekly inspirational post for the Live and Love Crafts blog

I must admit this weeks theme was a tad bit challenging, especially as its warm and sunny in Sweden at the moment. By now you would have guess what it is, its Christmas in june. It couldn't have come at a better time though because every year I say: "This year I will start my christmas cards early" and so on and I hardly ever do. This is still fairly early so I guess its better than past years anyways ;) lol

Once I got started I listened to past years christmas playlist I put together on Spotify and the christmassy feelings slowly started welling up. After having rated my christmas stamps box I decided on these two cuties from Magnolia. Aren't they sweet? They remind me of my little girlies. I colored them in using my di pads. Its been a while since I used them so I felt a bit rusty. Man, I just cant say this enough times...I LOVE Frantage. Its even more perfect for christmas cards! And these papers! These papers blew me away when they were released last year! Im such a sucker for everything pink and the "Silent night" collection from Pion Design is just unbelievably pretty! Don't you think? The great thing is...they are still on clearance sale in the Live and love Crafts store. I promise you, I have a little stock of my own in my house now ;) lol

Im hoping you like this :) 
Lots of love, 

lördag 15 juni 2013

MDUC Anything goes meets CLP sketch

Good evening and welcome here! 

Tonight Im doing a combined post, both for Magnolia Down Under challenges which has the lovely theme of Anything goes and its also my midway reminder for CLP sketch challenge where the lush sketch for June looks like this: 

My creation is the last graduation card of this year. Its for our neighbors oldest daughter Isabelle. She graduated this past tuesday and we wanted to wish her good luck with whatever she choses to do next. 
I chose to work with my new fav color (well...as you can see theres still splashes of pink on there or else Id be ill ;)) lilac. Its Isabelles fav so that worked out perfectly. 
Before I leave you I want to show you some more close ups: 

Now, do not forget to join us. We would be delighted if you did! 
Hurry on over to the challengeblogs to take a look at the beyond stunning creations made by my fellow teamies :) 

Lots of love, 

söndag 9 juni 2013

Tilda and Pearl enjoying summer

Hi there everybody! 
Oh my, do we have a theme I just looooooove in the Live and Love Crafts blog this week? Its SUMMER and that is my fav - all categories. I mostly enjoy summer when Im making cards - you are aloud to thrive in those pastel colors, and IRL its by far my fav time of year. Just chilling in my garden with something ice cool to drink facing the big yellow circle in the sky is when I feel most alive. But I think its like that for most Swedes, we have such a long and dark autumn and winter before somebody switches on the light in the sky for us. ;) 

I chose to make a shaker card as inspiration for you all. My image is once again a cute Magnolia Tilda that is called "Tilda and pearl". She is inked with my Copic sketch markers. Well, whats shaking on here you might think? I decided to use the new mica fragments that Sandy stocks in the LLC store. They are perfect for the occasion, not to heavy and not to small either ;) Besides the lovely flakes I would also like to mention the lovely seashells that I placed on both sides of the image - aren't those just tooooo pretty? Gees, I need more straight away. Oh, and the sentiment from Magnolia is still available in the store too, but Sandy isn't going to stock stamps anymore so hurry if you feel like having one of you're own, its on sale too. As always I have listed all materials used at the end of my posting using Inlinkz for you. Just click the little picture and it will take you right there. I hope you find my creation to be an inspiration. I sure had dun making it! 


Thank you so much for being here today :) 

söndag 2 juni 2013

Geekin it with paint in the vintage garden

Hi there everybody! 
Sunday again and my turn to host the inspirational post at Live and Love crafts blog. We have had some serious fun this week and I bet its more than me getting fingers all painted ;) Yes our weekly theme is "Paint". To tell the truth it wasn't much of a difference for me since I always use it nowadays. 

I decided to use a rubberstamp that has been screaming out its need for ink sitting on my desk for weeks and its this utterly cool image called Geekin it. She is so sweet I think! Her glasses are so fashionable here in Sweden atm so a very up to date geek ;) She is colored with my di pads on 300 gr watercolor paper. I tried a different hair color again and i used a combination of Tumbled glass, Salty ocean and Walnut stain. This is the theme of the current challenge with the talanted ladies over at the Saturated canary challenge blog. (Hair thats different) I also followed the sketch over at the Sketchy challenges. I think its one of those you simply have to download and save for later as its a great one! One of those that leaves a lot to your own imagination and still is pretty specific ;) If you know what I mean ;) rofl
Since our little geek has an apple placed on the top of her head I FINALLY got the perfect opportunity to use one of the latest new items in the Live and love crafts store namely the stunning mini apples. They are so fabby! And of course every girl has a mobile phone so thats the charm I ended up using. For my paint I used two di crackle paint products, the tattered rose one and od course the picket fence one ;) 
For a list of all products used pls check the end of my posting. Heres some more close ups: 

Thank you so much for checking in with me today! 
Lots of love, 

lördag 1 juni 2013

LLC challenge June Birthstones meets MDUC Bling it!

Hello everybody and happy saturday night to you all ;) 

This posting is a combined one for two challenges. The monthly challenge for june over at Live and Love crafts is an amazing and fun one! I loved working with it! We would like to see you create a project in your birthstone color. It means you can add lots and lots of it and also you can add it in spots here and there. For instance my birthstone color is the april one, diamond, and I chose to add in in spots here and there otherwise I think it would be way hard. If my birthstone was february I would have added lots and lots, see? ;) 
I think this challenge goes perfectly together with the new weekly challenge at Magnolia Down Under which is Bling it! If you're not sure about your birthstone color you can check out the little sheet beneath here that I borrowed from a place online called aurora gems.

For my project I chose to make the second part of an order I received a while ago regarding a gift set for a graduation. The order is for a girl named Nina and this is the gift-bag. If you're interested in looking at both card and gift-bag together here they are: 

Now let me tell you more about the gift bag. I used the same utterly gorge papers from Pion Design so they make a lovely match. The cute lady that made the order for these, Annelie, seems to know what she wants - she was the perfect customer ;) She said it needed to be lot of white and we both agreed on no blue and yellow (as thats the colors of the swedish flag ;)) which I was delighted about ;) and wanted pink and cream as the additional colors. Seems me and Annelie is great minds thinking alike ;) rofl! To add the diamond bits I added rhinestones to the swirls representing movement around Ballerina Tilda which was also Annelie's choice for the gift-bag. I also added another one of the UTTERLY AMAZING Vintage trinkets from Prima that Sandy stocks. (You can find links to all products used at the end of this posting) On the crown in Tilda's hair I added stickles star dust which is also very diamond looking me thinks, you can also see I added some of that to the lovely little clay heart I placed on the bow. These also represents the bling of course and besides that I also see pearls as somewhat blingy so I added some here and there too. 

Before I leave I have some close up picture to share with you all. Besides that I also want to remind you to please pop by both the MDUC blog and the LLC blog to take a look at the beyond gorge creations by my cute teamies. Join us, we would be so happy to see you there :) 

Thank you so much for checking in with me today