Monday, 31 October 2011

Not much to say, I am on a trip to the capital! Just braggin' a little....


When you read this I am on the train on  my way to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
I am going with my youngest DD to see an exhibition at the Technical Museum where they have a lot of original displays from NASA. To be honest she is not the only one feeling a bit excited!
We are away for three days and  are bringing comfy shoes and are planning for extremely busy days. She loves museums at the moment and at her age they learn so much from actually seeing things in real life.

In real life we are also planning to meet with the lovely Eila who is such a sweet friend. I know we shares a love for coffee as well as scrapbooking. We met once already at the workshop of Ingvild Bolme,(which I realize I still did not blog about,...goodness me...) I am so looking forward to it all!

I don't have any scrappy shares today, but do you remember that I wrote in a previous post that my lo "She Loves the Sea" was in the top three at Two Peas the other day?.

Now I am so chuffed because three mornings of three possible I have woken up to the same sight.
I hope you don't mind me boasting a little ....

Thursday, 27 October 2011

"Pink Paislee" "Vintage Vogue" for Your Scrapbook Stash, and a small toot at the end!

I must confess I am really looking for my mojo these days.I stand at my scrapdesk but have not produced anything of value for two weeks, which is  ages for me....
I am waiting around to see what happens to one of the sites where I am on the team, but right now it is all hanging in a limbo, and that is not good for me.....I love the site though and the lovely community, and that's why I'll hang in there for a little while longer...You gotta hope...

As I am not very productive at the moment I am glad I have some more layouts to share that I made a while ago for Your Scrapbook Stash, where I am Octobers Guest Designer.
Like the layouts in last weeks post I used the gorgeous collection "Vintage Vogue" by "Pink Paislee"
A small warning; this is not a very short post!

I wanted to make a grid design to showcase the pretty papers and embellishments.
I cut nine pieces and put a little glue in the middle on the back of each. With all my bits securely fastened I got my sewing machine out and stitched all the nine pieces to my black cardstock.

I then decided in which areas I wanted my photos to go.
I added my ephemera and some lovely bling  lovely buttons. I also love those adorable spool buttons. They add such a touch of whimsy to this grid design. .

The layout is about when Victoria cut off her long air. I think it was maybe five years ago and she looks really young in these photos.

"Vintage Vogue" even comes with a card of it's own matching trim. 
I used the purple lace on this one. 
To finish off my purple theme I decided to paint my "Timber" wooden alphabet in a matching purple tone.


I also made a Halloween layout with this colllection....

I know it was not meant for that , but the colours lend themselves to my photos from last years celebration.

The spiders are made usig a QK die and the white stuff is cheese cloth, or gauze as some call it.
Very fun stuff to work with!

I used the ephemera on this as well as the versatile wooden letters.

We spent the whole day at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. Everything was so beautifully done up with pumpkins and decorations everywhere. There was a large team of actors dressed up as different witches etc,and we watched a show as well. And in the evening there is a large Halloween procession with all the characters and a marching band in it.            

Even I had a little fun dressing up and it seemed the witches appreciated it! LOL!

Before I go I would like to toot a little as one of the layouts I made for YSS and posted on TwoPeas yesterday was quite well liked.
I am really pleased!!

It is the first time I have been number one in all the categories

That's all for now...I hope you enjoyed my "Vintage Vogue" layouts as much as I did creating them!!
I also have a couple of layouts I made with a line from "Simple Stories" to share  one day soon.

And to those of you who made it all the way to the bottom; thanks for looking !

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Guest Designer at Your Scrapbook Stash. Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue

A while back I was lucky enough to be asked by Erica at Your Scrapbook Stash to be a guest designer there this month.
I received a gorgeous kit filled with "Pink Paislee" "Vintage Vogue" goodness and also some sweet papers and stickers from the "Simple Stories" "Baby Steps" line.

I dug right into my parcel and picked some Pink Paislee to start with.

The colours here look so pretty together and makes me think of a fifties ice cream parlour or an old fifties movie. The colours are quite pastel, but I find they work well for both boys and girls.
On this layout I used the rosettes and the spool buttons as well as the ephemera.
The wooden alphabet that was included in my kit is adorable and so easy to paint or mist in any shade that you like.-Or you can keep it plain.... On my first page I decided to use acrylic paint to make it pink.

In this close up you get a better view of one of the rosettes.
I added a spool button on top and some bling.

And here you can appreciate that alphabet better .
You can still see the wood through the paint. 
As a base for my title I used one of the banners.            

The second layout I would like to share today is one of my little nephew. He sis such a cutie and alöways up to mischief.
Like a typical little boy he finds his "toys" everywhere.

I cut out a rounded piece from the paper with the letter pattern and picked some of the many pretty flags/banners from the ephemera pack. I cut them in half and stuck them underneath my shaped paper. Then I went for my buttons jar. I added amall buttons all along the edge for a happy look.

This time I used some mist to color the wooden title.
In my kit I even received some pink and lilac twine.
I decided the lilac one would go well with my colours here and decided to write part of my title with it. It turned out pretty cool I think, except I wish I had done it a bit bigger as it was a bit tricky!

One last close up and you have seen it all...

Thanks for dropping by. Your visits mean a lot to me!!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

A very embarrasing moment, new sketch and journaling challenge up at OUAS.

We have already reached the middle of October and it is time or the Oct 15th journalling criteria and sketch at Once Upon A...Sketch.

I returned from my trip to Milan late last  night and had lost track of the deadline to be honest.... I know,..that's bad...Well at least I did not miss it completely..

I have been thinking what embarrasing moment to scrap,but could not make up my mind.
I am sure I have made my share of bloopers and like, but I do not embarras easily. I try not to take myself  too seriously, and most things I will just laugh off or if that is not possible; shrug it off.

Once I decided this morning what moment I would go with, it was time to gather my stuff.
First problem,...I did not have a picture of myself and I could not print one as I have been without a printer and a computer for ages.
As my embarrasing moment took place at IKEA I had an idea to  rip out a page from their catalogue and use as my main photo. I coverd up some text on the pic with a rough application of gesso and some paper.
I then followed the sketch, more or less. I did put my title at the  bottom.

I did this page in about half an hour which has to be a record time for me. I might as well confess that when I took the photo I had not even glued down mu embellies. I thought I would take some time to see if I would  change things around a bit.

Most of my supplies here are from Pink Paislee.
The papers belong to the  "Soiree" collection and the black rosette with the green spool button on top are from the new collection "Vintage Vogue".
The journaling spot underneath my title is from "Old School" as are the letter stickers.
The small black letter stickers are from "Rose Mocha".

My embarrassing moment:
"I was standing in a long queue for the till at our local IKEA warehouse. It was winter and  I was in my warm fur coat. I was getting very impatient as I am not very good at waiting and I was sighing very loudly and rolling my eyes,... behaving very much like a child! I was thinking there must be something wrong with people who had to take that much time.
Finally it was my turn. I quickly placed my things on the counter and entered my card to pay.
Imagine my embarrasment when I did not have any money left on my card.....!
I smiled my sweetest smile and tried to pretend like nothing had happened, but it was SOOOO embarrasing!!!"

Have any of you experienced something similar or anything else that you think is embarrasing?
Why don't  you take this chance to document it....

Below you will find more information about the challenge.

October 15th Challenge

Journalling criteria: A most embarrassing/awkward/uncomfortable moment. Journal at least 2 SENTENCES on a moment that you will remember for all the wrong reasons. Examples: something you said/did, something your child said, something your pet did etc. 

You must combine our journalling criteria with this sketch. 


Imaginarium designs,  is a new chipboard company founded in 2010. It is the combined collaboration of  a Mother and Son team who both work in the paper craft industry.
Please visit the blog for inspiration and to see what the design team has been up to and you can  purchase this amazing chipboard  at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Bibbys One of a Kind was established in 2011 out of my passion to create. I am a SAHM and spend each day creating something new, I have a facebook page where I do a lot of my advertising and updates ,and a small blog page which I am trying to grow. I make embellishment packs, crochet items, party favours and invitations to name a few. New ideas are born regularly. 


The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team, will receive this from 

...a pack of their latest and most popular chipboard. The best thing about this, is that the pack will be different each month and will be customised to fit the winners needs. So if you have girls, you will be sent girly chipboard etc. And don't forget that they also sponsor our entire Design Team so please see the examples above for all the creative uses of this awesome chipboard.  

One RANDOMLY chosen winner will receive this gorgeous embellishment pack from 
Bibbys One Of A Kind

I am is sending the winner of the prize two of my previous embellishment packs and a 3rd mystery pack with a theme of your choice. This pack will be a 'one off' handmade pack created especially for you! Good luck everyone, Bibby.

Thank you SO much to our lovely sponsors . We couldn't do this without your support!

Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the bottom of this post using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight October31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winners and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges.
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog. 

Friday, 14 October 2011

An update loooong overdue. A little taste of Halloween!

Hi friends.

I am sorry I am not communicating as much as I would normally do.
I still don't have a working PC and posting anything on the weak laptop takes forever.
Every day I am waiting for the computer repairman to call. Maybe I will pay him a visit tomorrow!..

Just so you can see that I have actually been scrapping and creating lately, I will show you a  recent page I made for Les Papiers de Pandore.

I used the Promenons Nous Collecction with some additional embellishments.

And some photos more up close.

These photos were taken in Copenhagen last Autumn at the Tivoli Gardens. A great day out!!!!                   

I hope you have a wonderful relaxing week end!!


Thursday, 6 October 2011

"Webster's pages" layout in pink and green

Good Morning all!

Today I have a page thaty is quite different from my usual style. I think I have said before that I LOVE the look of Webster's Pages papers but have a hard time doing them justice. I do, however need to downsize my rather extensive amount of stash of their products that I am hoarding... It is all too beautiful!

I made this layout because I had read about a challenge over at BerryBlue to use pink and green. I pulled out my Webster's as there is a lot of pink and green there and made a layout only to find that the call was for mint green and not the tone I had used, plus I really needed to add three handmade flowers. LOL, that's just so typical....

Still ,at least I get to share my page with you my sweet friends, and I also had a lot of fun making it!!

The photo is of me and my little nephew Silas ,who lives over in Denmark, and we don't get to see him very often. We went over in the Spring for the confirmation of his older brother and that was when Alexandra snapped this shot of the two of us.

I layered the photo mats with popdots between them to create dimension.
In between the layers I added elements from fussy cutting, lace, flowers,tulle etc... I also rolled the edges which I have loved since I attended Ingvild Bolmes class and she 'made us' do that.

To maximize the softness of this page about a baby boy I added a layer of lacey material underneath my title as well.The green Prima flower in the corner was originally white but I painted it with my paint dabber and a paintbrush.

I think the roses on the Webster's Pages papers are the best. Iove the soft pretty colours, and I think I actually have two or three more of this sheet of paper,!

I am sorry I have not been able to post my latest layout from CCG yet as the challenge I made it for unfortunately still has not gone live.
I know a lot of you are (im)patiently waiting for it but it is out of my control unfortunately and I have nothing more to tell you as I don't know.
I know some of our members are planning to scrap the older combo CCG 40 this weekand maybe you would like to join in too?

I hope you have a lovely day, it is a rather blustery one here.....
Take care!

Monday, 3 October 2011

A Fall Decoration in the shape of a star.

Not long ago I found some nice looking stars made from bark at a craft warehouse sale.
I thought I would decorate them accoding to the four seasons.
So this is the first one and I used this autumn collection from Les Papiers de Pandore called Promenons Nous.

I love the natural look of the background. I added a round piece of patterned paper and cut my photograph the same shape. I stuck some cheese cloth in between the layers and mde s paper border with my Martha Stewart punch.

I cut the leaves from the embellishment sheet and the flower in the middle was made layering two different coloured retro flowers that I also punched out. The little banner also comes with the collection and I cut out the sweet letters for my title.

I added a small threaded button to the tiny bird house, and another one to the sweet little cloud.

Voilà and that's it! So so easy and so much fun!

A couple more close ups, just because....

I think this photo of Beatrice is so sweet, I have used it many times, but she does not like it much.
She says; I look silly mummy,... I beg to disagree....

Finally I will leave you with another nice thing we did at the week end. Victoria made these sweet cupcakes and we got to eat them. Yummy!
Victoria is big sis at our house now after Alexandra left on Thursday for University in the UK. We already miss her so so much. But I have spoken to her several times already and she is very happy

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Halloween Fair in Copenhagen, for Les Papiers de Pandore.

Just a short post today I am afraid.
I am writing on a mini PC that at the moment is behaving really well, but is not really supposed to mwork with my large photos etc. I am  very much looking forward to have this problem sorted....

I used the charming collection "Promenons Nous" for this layout.

I used my sewing machine to add paper frames to the edges and get a lot of texture.   I dipped a piece of muslin in strong coffe to get the right colour brown, and draped it underneath my photos.                               

I cut the leaves from the patterned papers and added some flowers on top. I cut the letters from the sheet of embellishments, which I find so useful and such great value for money

The letter stickers were sewn on top of the muslin. I like the texture added by the seam and how it looks in between the other embellishments.

The photos were taken in Copenhagen last year when we went to the Halloween exhibition. It looks so beautiful and all the girls loved it there.

 I really like he flower branches from Prima a lot.I have been hoarding this one and divided it into two pieces. I am saving one for later.

Just couple of more close ups. I am sorry you can't see this IRL because it was actually quite difficult to get a decent photograph......

I don't know what this post is going to look like ....,I hope it's ok. The letters keep sticking and sometimes I am thrown out completely.Ahh well,.... at least I posted something.....

I hope you are all enjoying your week end. Here in Sweden we are getting a short reminder of  what a glorious summers day can be like. We must enjoy it while we can.

Thanks for dropping by!!

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