Sunday 24 February 2013

My Sunday post for Inkido, 'Big Hug' using 'Rosehage'.

  Today I want to share a lo made using 'Rosehage', a pretty collection from Inkido.
I love the pretty peachy colours of the papers..
This is what I made:

I used a lot of gorgeous flowers from Inkido and placed them in clusters. 
Even if I love beautiful embellishments I still want to make the photo the main attraction on a page and clusters help do just that.  This particular photo was taken by my sister Sylvi while we were on vacations in the South of France.

I have stitched around edges, inked and used dripping paint on this one to mention some of the techniques I have applied. All of them very simple but they help add more 'life' to a page, 
together with the dimension added by the dcorations.

 Some more close up shots:

Now I am off to the office on this Sunday afternoon to try and get some order to the enormous  amount of new products we brought home from Frankfurt on our trip to source new accessories for our company yesterday! Almost as fun as scrapping!!

Thanks for dropping by and for any comments you may leave me <3 !!

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Combo du 20 fevrier. 'Cool' for Pandore

Today I have a lo for you that I made as an example for the current colour challenge over at Les Papiers de Pandore. I used the latest collection 'Lovely Birds' as well as the white  (now misted) background sheet from 'Promenons Nous' and the pink from 'En Attendent'.

I must confess this lo turned out a little 'messier' than I had planned but sometimes that's the way of things in the crafty world,...LOL! Some things can not be controlled :-)

 I actually had some fun with this one using all the mediums and masks. 
I even made a tiny rolled flower, which I haven't done in a long time.

The string framing my photo was white originally, but I poured some paint into my hand and rubbed the string in it to change the colour....-See, I told you I had fun...  Now my hands are all pink!

Almost all papers have been stitched to my page. I usually put a dash of glue in the middle to keep them in place,-but far from the edges so as not get my sewing machine all clogged up.

 The chipboard cogs/clock is from Imaginarium Designs and I gave it a lick of white paint and some blue ink before sticking it to my page.

I used lots of punches here from Martha Stewart and EK Success. 
I've wanted one of those notebook punches from EK Success for the longest time and now I have both the one making round holes and the one making square ones.

I'm happy you came by to have a look at my latest page and thanks so much for any comments you feel like leaving me. They are greatly appreciated!

Sunday 17 February 2013

Some feminine cards, -mixed media 'light'.

I did a couple of cards last week that I'd like to share with you today.
I used papers and embellishments from Norwegian brand "Papirdesign".

The first photo thoughis just for fun. It's our smallest family member Lady, checking my card to see if it is ok to go on the blog :-) She always takes such an interest when I try to photograph my projects.
She is such a cutie!!

I used a lot of gesso, paint, and mist on these to create a textured background for my flowers and sentiment. I stitched the patterned paper to a Bazzil background .

I used my Martha Stewart punches to" pretty up" the bottom edge of my cards.
The diecut frame is by Sizzix.

Flowers and leaves of different sizes and shapes as well as half pearls are by Papirdesign.

On this second card I used a light green paint through two different masks by Panduro.

In addition to the Prima hydrangeas and the Inkido flower center the embellies here are by Papirdesign. I used part of a white swirl and some pretty mini roses in addition to the lilac chipboard heart.

I hope you enjoyed my two cards and feel insired to create yor own!
As always thank you so much for visiting me here and for your kind comments that I so love to read!


Wednesday 13 February 2013

"Sweethearts" -Valentines inspired lo for Papirdesign DT

Today I have a layout to share that use soem of the new papers from Norwegian Papirdesign. 
Once again Line has managed to make us ooo and aaa over her beautiful designs.

 Just look here:

I layered all of my design elements. Then I cut a frame from one of the patterned papers and stitched it in place like I did with the rest of the paper. Then it was time for the fun bit; to choose the embellishments....

I love to use a lot of the small half pearls that come in different colours in the same package.

Papirdesign also have different kind of chipboard. On this lo I used the pink hearts and also the stars.
I used pop dots to raise my pink hearts and aded some of the small pearls as decoration.

I just adore the pearlswirls from PD! They are so large that you can easily cut them in pieces and make them stretch to decorate more than one project. And also by doing that you can change the look of the swirl and make it adapt to different designs.

And of course I picked quite a few of the gorgeous PD blooms for this page. I find sometimes I have to put a strain on so as not add too many and overwhealm the design.

This is what I have used:
Lykke-Rosa Pioner
Lykke-Små söte fugler
Herman og Emilie-Bamsefar pink
Papirdesign papir-Roser
Chipboard hearts pink
Chipboard star
Vit perleswirl
Halvperler pink
Pop dots PD
Pink  alphabet

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday 10 February 2013

'You and Me', - A valentine style layout using Inkido.

I am back to share a new layout I made for Inkido, Papercraftsscandinavia.
Their sweet, romantic, feminine papers are a perfect fit for all those Valetines projects we like to make this time of year.

Here is what I made:

I love this cute photo of  Beatrice and me taken by my sweet and talented sister Sylvi when she visited us in  Provence a summer ago. We look so happy and natural.

Being a flower girl I love the abundance of roses in the patterned papers, and also the great variety of paper flowers in different sizes. The stick pins can be had in different styles and colours as well as all the half pearls and bling.

I wanted to add some of this exquisite lace to help make my photo stand out. I think it looks so good with the pattern on my rose paper.

I decided to go with a Valentines theme and besides using the heart punch by Martha Stewart I picked a mask by Panduro to add a small sprinkle of hearts on my page. 

The large pink peony is from an assortment pack called Harmony flowers and come in a variety of matching colours and sizes.
I hope my mojo will be returning soon as I have received such beautiful new collections from Papirdesign and Les Papiers de Pandore that I am itchng to use as well. 
Finally I would like tominvite all of you to take part in a Blog Hop for the upcoming issue of PaperHaus Magazine starting on March 1st. So much FUN!! I hope to see you then!!

Hugs to you all!

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Two new fabulous collections from Les Papiers de Pandore

I would have loved to have a new layout or project to share today,...but unfortunately no time lately.
(I even got a PM on FB from my sister complaining that I don't update with something new! LOL!)

I am working on a lo but that is for a GD stint I am doing and will share later this month.

I do however have something to share that will definitely be very pleasing on the eyes!! Yup,the absolutely super-talented Julie Blanc has created yet two adorable new collections for Les Papiers de Pandore.
Even this time round  in collaboration with Beatrice Garni.
Here they are:

This one is called "Lovely Birds"

And this second one is called "Pause Cafe".

I actually snuck in a few minutes this morning to start a new project using "Lovely Birds".
I am such a lucky girl to be working with these amazing papers!!
Thanks for looking!!

Friday 1 February 2013


Hi friends, can you believe it is February already.
This could be a good scrappy month with all the new gorgeous supplies I have received and even if my birthday isn't till the end of the month I have some good news to share.

Yup,I am happy and honoured to be featured artist on the Russian challenge blog 'Scrap-lifting'  this month!
Many months ago I got a mail requesting a page I made for OUAS in  May.

The challenge for February is to basically use this as a sketch and scraplift it.
I would love for as many as possible of you to join in!

*EDITED: I have been asked to explain the challenge as the translation tool is far from perfect.
It is to scraplift my LO. You can use it as you would a sketch. You can turn it and change it in different ways , as you can see the examples do, but we must be able to see you started out with
my page as reference. They also state that you are required to include the page you scraplift in your post with a link back to the original artist. * I hope this helps! 

Any of you remember this page? It is not new....

The whole post with the close ups etc can be seen HERE

A shared joy is a double joy as they say, and this month I am sharing it with some of my über talented friends from the Inkido DT. Visit the 'Scrap-lifting' blog to see what they all did.

Inkido is also a kind sponsor of this challenge.

Thanks to Irina and Evgenia for having me!!


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