Sunday, 28 December 2014

A summery page in December.

Hi to all my sweet internet friends!
Today I have a new post up on the Sizzix blog and this time it is a page. I used papers from the Polish manufacturer Lemoncraft and also a chipboard word by Blue Fern Studios.

Click on the link below the picture to see the full reveal:



Thanks for looking and any comments that you leave me. I LOVE reading them!!

Friday, 26 December 2014

'On My Own' using Marion Smith Designs 'Posh' collection

Hi there! I  hope you are all well and rested after all the Christmas festivities :-) 
I am sorting out 'my house' and throwing things away and the whole place is a bit of a mess at the moment, but hopefully things will be better soon,....
I have a page to share today that I made with a previous kit from Scraps of Elegance. 
The papers and some of the embellishments are by Marion Smith Designs. 
It's all very yummy, and the collection is called 'Posh'.


I have mixed up the patterns quite a bit and added beautiful Prima Marketing flowers in matching colours. The small hanging clock,(that I painted with gesso) is by Marion Smith as well as the fresh white resin rose above the photo. ( Junque & Gems collection)
You may have noticed thet I have scrapped quite a few photos of me lately,........ 
They are all from a photo session we had over in Wales when I was invited to the Sizzix European HQ. Paula Pascual, who is a Sizzix blogger as well as designs dies for them,offered to photograph myself and two of the other girls. We had a good laugh and a thoroughly enjoyable time! I am pleased with how the photos turned out.


 Talking about Sizzix,...I used the 'Scalloped circle' here as well as the greenery from 'English Garden' framelits set.


Most of the Prima flowers here are from the 'Cigar Box Secrets' collection.


As you may have seen, I will be part of the awesome Blue Fern Studios team for 2015 
and I have used some of their chipboards on this page.  As you can see I used the clock and clockhands as well as the butterfly.


I did a lot of layering on this page and it was quite fun to make.


I painted around some of the design elements with gesso to calm the patterns a little and in that way make certain parts stand out more. 




I hope you like my page and  I really enjoyed making something that has nothing whatsoever to do with the season. -Actually today was the first day we had  'real Winter' this year. 
For the first time we woke up to some snow and it was actually 10 degrees below zero (centigrade), -so really cold for us here in the southern parts of Sweden :-)

Take care and I'll see you soon again!



Tuesday, 23 December 2014

A 'kitty-page ' for Scraps of Elegance kits using Graphic 45's 'Raining Cats and Dogs'


 Hi, I hope you are all well and relaxed as we near one of the most important holidays of the year.

Here in Sweden we actually celebrate the 24th, which is Christmas Eve , as opposed to many of you who will say that Christmas is really on December 25th. I cannot say that I am ready for it, but with all the changes around here I honestly don't expect Christmas to be anything like it used to. 
We shall just hope that next year has a lot of good things waiting for my girls and me:-)

Today I have one more page to share from the Scraps of Elegance December kit; 'Ever True'




This time I used the lovely Graphic 45 products from their recent collection 'Raining Cats and Dogs' 
The collection is so great for all kinds of pages, but especially pages about those little pets 
of ours that brighten up even the greyest of days.


Our little 'Miss Lady' is here completely dolled up in an accessory that she most certainly thinks very fitting. 
These cute little crowns are included in the kit.


Lots of great Graphic 45 touches here. I used both stickers and chipboard by them, as well as a tag from some recent clothing that I bought. (The black one).


There are always a ot of pretty flowers in the kit and floral add on. 
These are by Prima Marketing from the 'Cigar Box Secrets' collection. 



Finally a close up of the central part of my page that shows how I have layered different elements of paper and embellishments. Behind the photo are a couple of  pages from the 3x4 ATC block that was also included in my kit.

As you see there is so much goodness in these kits that Melinda so expertly puts together for us. 
The December kit is actually my last one from Scraps of Elegance and I shall surely miss finding them in my mailbox. I have truly enjoyed my year on the SOE team.

Hugs!!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Decorated gift bags for Sizzix UK.

Time for a new post with awesome Sizzix dies!!
Today I decorated  some gift bags that I hope you'll like. .-)


To see the whole post please go to the Sizzix UK blog.(press link)

Friday, 19 December 2014

'Copenhagen' using Scraps of Elegance December kit 'Ever True'


Hi, I hope you are all happy and enjoying all the preparations for the holidays. 
I know I am certainly keeping busy as I am moving from my large house this new year as well as trying to find time for a little celebtration in between! 
Please keep me in your thoughts that all will go well :-)

Today I want to share with you a page I made with the new lovely kit from Scraps of Elegance. It is actually my last kit from SOE and I already know I'm going to miss them :-)
Also it features a photo of me, which is quite a rare thing :-)



And here is a picture of the monthly kit. 
I am always so delighted when it arrives as the content is so beautiful. 




The collections are Prima's 'Cigar Box Memories' and Graphic 45's 'Raining Cats and Dogs'

Click here to purchase the "Ever-True" Kit and Add Ons

And now for a couple of closeups:



I used the flowers from the 'Cigar Box Secrets' and also made a tag with the ATC block.
The large scallopped circle was made with a Sizzix die 



I used a Prima wooden leaf from a previous kit and some stickers from G45 'Raining Cats and Dogs ' collection.



Together with the lovely Prima rose here is also a piece of chipboard from G45 'Raining Cats and Dogs ' collection.



And finally a shot to show how I layered it all on top of eachother.



I hope yopu liked todays project. Have a great week end!!


Hugs!


Monday, 15 December 2014

I've been keeping a secret,....!!!!


Today I have some great news to share with you. 

I have known for quite a while now, but am delighted I'm allowed to 'spill the beans' now.

Ever since the Blue Fern Studio chipboards first came on the market I have loved the look of them.  And I have since found out that they are a great quality to work with so let me confess I am actually doing a little 'happy dance' here as I tell you 

I have been invited to be part of the Blue Fern Studios 2015 design team!! 





I already received a big pack of lovely Blue Fern Studios products and am longing to be able to dive in to them!! They are so gorgeous!! 


I'm proud to be part of such an  impressive lineup of scrapbook artists and you can see the whole announcement naming all the DT members for 2015 HERE




Sunday, 14 December 2014

Some last minute Christmas cards

Hi there! 
Today I am sharing some quick simple Christmas cards on the Sizzix blog. 
Below is just a taste of them...  I used pretty Lemoncraft papers.



If you'd like to see all my cards, please click on THIS LINK!

Hugs!!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Two pages using 'House of Roses' from Lemoncraft.


Hi there! :-)

Today I have a couple of pages that I made with the lovely 'House of Roses' collection 
from Lemoncraft. I know many posts are about Winter and Christmas at the moment, but I made so many Christmas cards already I wanted to do something else.

The feature of this layout is a gorgeous photo of one of my beautiful sisters.
We often spend vacations together and this year we met up here at my home and made small excursions. This pic was taken on the beautiful Swedish island of Ă–land.


I fussy cut a lot of beautiful flowers from one of the 12x12 papers and also used the  A4 papers to cut out beautiful designs. There are lots of sweet butterflies, too. 
I even used the ribbons and the brads that belong to the 'House of Roses' collection. 
I used the ribbon as a frame.

I used a few awesome pieces of chipboard that are by Blue Fern Studio. I painted the hinges and the 'arrow-word' fabulous  brown by dabbing them with my ink pad.



I used some pop dots to lift up a few of the flower designs from the page. 
And I also used one of my favourite Sizzix dies here, the scallop circle.


And here is my second page:


I used a photo of the lovely view from my window. 
This is what I see when I am at my scrap-table too. :-)

Here are some close ups:


Even for this page I cut out a lot of beautiful designs to use as decoration. 
I made a tag for my title and added some brads from the 'House of Roses' collection
 to the center of my white hydrangeas.


I diecut some scalloped circles and used them to frame my layered design in the middle. 
Together with the lovely pink roses it looks very soft and feminine.


That was all for today I hope you like my two pages and that it was a little inspiration 
for you.Thanks for dropping by! :-)

Hugs,



Supplies:

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sizzix Christmas challenge week 4, 'Gift Ideas'.



Hi friends! Hope you are well! 
Today I have a cute gift idea to share with you on the Sizzix UK blog. 

Here's a little peek:


Would love it if you'd make a visit to see the full reveal.
Press the link HERE to see my gift idea.


Saturday, 6 December 2014

A Spring page in December


Today I have a project to share that I made for the Sizzix UK DT a while back, 
but I just realized that I probably did not post it here on my own blog. 
It has awith a picture that we took in Spring which now seems a long time ago
We were enjoying a late May afternoon at the nearest beach.
Hopefully it can do a little to brighten up these grey days we are having. :-)



I used an old cardboard box to diecut my Frameworks Trellis and wanted to do something fun with the leftover bits. I used a stencil with gesso to make a patterned background and then added the leftover bits that just happened to be the exact same size. I like the effect a lot!



Together with mists and stamps the Trellis create a great background for my black and white picture.


I still love the popular look of the drips from different coloured  media, sometimes the messier 
the better :-)



I used my Prima mists to colour the lace flower, which was originally a white one. I also made a Tattered Florals flower, and I don't think anybody has missed that they are really my favourites....
The papers I used here are from one of the Prima ledger pads.

These are the products that I used for my page:


Thank you for looking!!


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Feminine page for Scraps of Elegance kits using Marion Smith 'Posh' collection.

Hi, I hope you are all well!
Today I have a page to share that I made with the November kit from Scraps of Elegance . 
I am eagerly waiting for my December kit to come any day now. 
I just love the beautiful kits that Melinda puts together for us!! 


I used some of the yummy Marion Smith Designs papers in the kit to make this page. They belong to the 'Posh' collection. To further enhance my page and photo I fussy cut flowers from on of the Blue Fern Studios papers from the beautiful 'Montage' collection.


The pretty blooms are mostly by Prima Marketing and were in this kit or the previous one. The SOE kits always have beautiful embellishments and you have the option of a flower add on which I love.


I raised som of the layers with pop dots to add some extra airiness and dimension.


The beautiful scalloped circles were made with one of my fave Sizzix dies at the moment. 
They come in a set of several sizes as you can see here in my background.
The journalng card and 'Happy' chipboard are by  Blue Fern as well. 

I hope you enjoyed my page and I recommend you go check out these gorgeous kits :-)
Have a lovely day!
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