31 oktober 2011

a cover up

I was asked to spruce up the cover of a recipe book for Mixgruppen. :) Since it'll be handled by a lot of people I needed the decorations to be sustainable. I ended up with a rather flat decor, covering the whole thing with several layers of varnish to make it tough enough. A striped paper for base, and on top of that the festive row of pennants, cut from another designer sheet aswell as the little birdies. Sadly it's not really showing on these photos how glittery and cute they are. :/

A bunch of colorful ribbons tied along the spine add a whimsical tone to the otherwise kinda flat layout, corresponds nicely to the pennants  and are eaisly replaced when worn out.

A closeup on the 'title' tag, matted with light blue paper to match the flower. The top flower and center brad is btw the only thing not completely flat on the LO. It needed something to 'pop'. :)


The back. My only real reson for decoration here (besides the chance to put my blog name on it ;)), was the ugly barcode. It bugged me.
So, a scrap paper, a penguin and a mini pennant later; ugly barcode is no more. :)

Oh ja, the three flaps on the side are index cards for 'food', 'sweets' and 'other good stuff'. There's room for two more categories, but I thought it to be enough like this. I later laminated them for sustainability.

I've tracked down some blog challenges for this also:

Charisma cardz - Anything goes
Totally papercrafts - Glitter it
Wee memories - Brads, buttons or bows
Simon says stamp - Anything goes


26 oktober 2011

Baby Ebba

Letters in pink and white for Ebba, a cutie pie baby girl. All papers used are from DCWV's Nana's Nursery Mat Stack: Baby Girl.

Itty bitty paper roses are mandatory. :)
Being a word nerd I of course adore this cute text-paper, and it fits perfectly here. I let the paper speak for itself and just added a few stamped hearts before mounting it to the letter. Some butterflies and the circle with 'Our' and I'm done.

Here I placed the word 'lovely' in a frame, and added a delicate stroller from Karen Marie Klip, embellished with Paper pen-pearls.

The swirl die cut wasn't the right color so I heat embossed it several times to make it fit in. The word 'little' in shape of a banner, and a sweet bunny doll I found in Shanghai (from a set of paper doll-stickers, sooooo cute).

Paper roses again....I'm addicted! For the 'girl'-flag I simply used a pin, and the ragdoll is another Karen Marie Klip.
And, as usual, I'm entering in a blog challenge too, namely:

Simon says stamp - Anything goes

24 oktober 2011

Xmas came early

Idag satte stora julfeelingen in. Jag vill pyssla julsaker, NU!

Slängde ut en fråga lite sådär bara, och det visade sig att jag har flera supersöta vänner som vill köpa en sån här Xmas-bokstav av mig.  Åååååh så kul, då har jag ju giltig anledning att julpyssla. ;)

Xmas, med ung. utseende som på bilden, ca 7 cm hög, kostar 100:- plus ev. porto.
 Jag tänkte såhär dårå, för jag har alltså inga färdiga bokstäver; Du som vill ha en Xmas, var snäll och lämna en kommentar på det här inlägget så får jag lite koll på ung. hur många jag ska knåpa ihop. Om ni har speciella önskemål ang. färgerna så fixar jag nog det. :)

KRAM på er!

19 oktober 2011

a home in black and white

This set I made as a gift. I thought it to be extra applicable considering the recipients has been living abroad for some 8 years, in various countries. :)
I wonder how many 'homes' I've done by now...? This one is all black and white, wich proved to be quite a challenge, but it worked out nicely in the end I think.
On the left side it's a leaf swirl rub-on, and to the right I used a text stamp in the background, before adding the metal tag/plate.

Clear skies? Atleast I made the cloud from a piece of clear plastic, stamped and heat embossed in white. 'Raindrops' in black crystal. 


Here I added a few swirls 'just because', and some of my fave flowers, with a piece of ribbon posing a leafs.


I just loooove these paper roses, stunning also in black and white.

I also like remakes of stamps, and here my little bird got tail-or fittings *lol*, and I rearranged a TimHoltz-stamp  to make the 'your'-word (originally it said 'journey'). The heart is a chipboard covered in striped paper, and on top of that heat embossed swirls to soften the strict look.

Key and heart pendants.

Fairly simple E with black and white polka dot chipboard letters.

Polka dots are repeated in the ribbon holding the mini heart-tag too.

Love birds. For no particular reason. :)

I'm also entering this in the following blog challenges:

Whoopsi Daisy - Free and easy
DYSU - Use your scraps
Simply Create - Shades of black
The secret crafter - White and one other color

4 oktober 2011

I won! :O

This is one happy happy girl! Today I found out that the wonderful girls over at Scrappekammeret picked MY weddingdress card as their favorite, and I won the challenge. :O

Thank you SO much, ladies!

Here's the original post, if you wanna take a closer look at the details.



I recently stumbled upon a hidden treasure, in my mother-in-law's garden shed. Who would have thought? :)  Now I feel almost like Scrooge McDuck, only I'm wading through buttons, not money.  LOL

Here's what I've sorted out so far, app. 30 kg out of the atleast 70 kg well-hidden stash. Look at all that color!! ( I say, starting off with the white ones, haha!)

While sorting, sizing and cleaning all of these buttons I realised some are super cool and really pretty, but even the plain ones have their charm and can be stunning when used right.
I also came to think; who designs all these millions and millions of buttons? Pretty cool job.. :)

Now, go one more time and look closer at the pictures. Look at what a fab thing a button is, and what a variety of color and shape there are. Beautiful. :)