Friday, December 23, 2011

A Birthday Card and some Christmas Tags...

It's the day before Christmas Eve and I'm sitting here listening to Spotify (Christmas music) and making the last arrangements for the gifts, wrapping them and making tags. I'm quite enjoying myself, DH has brought me some sweets too:)

I've made a birthday-card also as we're going to celebrate my mom on Christmas Day. I've used Kraft Card-stock (Bazzill) and stamps from Martha Stewart (Doilies), a Swedish sentiment stamp and a pink felt flower.

Here's a pic of one of the gifts with a tag I've made. I've used a background stamp with hearts (YouDo) and papers from Echo Park.

Some of the other Christmas tags I've made.

Wishing you all a great holiday:)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

More Christmas Cards...

Thank you so much for the all the kind comments I got after my last blog-post. Hugs to you all! I've finally finished the last Christmas card and mailed them all today...

Here are some of them.

First a Kraft card-base that I've stamped with different stamps, the houses comes from clear stamp-set "City by the bay" by My Little Shoebox, the snowflakes from Nellie Snellen. I've used Clearsnaps Color Box in Frost White, it's perfect for stamping on Kraft! Small self adhesive pearls are the finishing touch. Clean and simple:) 

These cards are also very simple, I made a couple with similar design (you have to simplify things when you have a lot of cards to make). Patterned papers and chipboard accents from "Season's Greetings" by Echo Park. You can blame Designer Kristina Werner for my frequent use of white pens, LOL.

Here I've used clear stamps from Martha Stewart for the background, Versa Mark and then clear embossing-powder. ("Doilies" by Martha Stewart). Also  a clear stamp by Inkadinkado; "Decorating Rabbit Mini". Snowflake and brad by Echo Park.

Finally the last card... Here I've used a grey card-base and embossed with silver embossing-powder. I really like the effect of silver on grey card-stock! I've punched out the circular stamped greeting with a circle-punch 2" and I've also used a heart-punch and some Christmas red Stickles.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Finally some Christmas Cards...

Sorry about my long absence...
I haven't been blogging for a long while due to health issues but now I'm finally doing something creative... I've done a couple of Christmas cards these last few days.

I love working with kraft cardstock (bazzill) and I thought these stamps from Nellie Snellen was really cute. I stamped the snowflakes with Color Box pigment brush pad Frost White Ink.

This card was inspired by one of Kristina Werner's designs (shown in "Sketchpad" by Kelly Purkey). Papers from Echo Parks "Season's Greetings".

And finally a glimpse on what I'm currently working at... Stamp by Inkadinkado; "Decorating Rabbit Mini". I'm using Dove blender pen and ZIG brushables. I've put on some glitter too, but it's hard to see:(

Now I'm looking forward to light the first candle on Sunday, celebrating Advent with my family. Wishing you all a great weekend:)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Folded Card...

Here's another folded card, the idea comes from Kristina Werner's latest Friday Focus. She's such an inspiration! I used papers from Echo Park's "Summer Days" again and their "Dots and Stripes" 6x6 paper pads. Circular clear stamp from Martha Stewart, "Doilies", and a Swedish sentiment stamp, Carpe Diem.

I thought it would make a great card for a package of homemade cookies that I
planned to give away.

So, enjoy your day. Thank's for looking:)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A card for a dear friend...

Here comes another card with inspiration from Kristina Werner, I wish I had a small portion of her creativity. I'm amazed every time I visit her blog!
Anyway, this is my take of a card she made a while ago. The sentiment says, "You're the best in the world!". My stamping skills aren't the best obviously as I managed to press a bit to much on the left side of the journaling line stamp I used.

The patterned papers comes from Echo Park, Dots & Stripes, from both Candy Shoppe Collection and Metropolitan Collection. I can really recommend these 6x6 paper pads, they're great basic papers for card making.

The sentiment is stamped with Versamark Ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.

Thanks for looking:)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Folded Birthday Card...

With inspiration from Kristina Werner and one of her new fabulous Friday Focus videos, I made a Birthday card today, it didn't really turn out the way I imagined though. I wanted to use my "Summer Days" 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park but lacked in coordinating cardstock so the result was a bit too many colors, I think.

The tiny bumblebee that locks the card is cute though, it's a brad from Doodlebug Designs. The striped yellow paper comes from"Dots and Stripes" Candy shoppe collection 6x6 paper pad by Echo Park and the pink in the back is by Crate (Pink plum collection).

Thank you for looking:)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Simple Template Freebie...

Hope you all are having a great time, enjoying summer! I'm still here even though it has been a long time since I posted anything. Sometimes there's not much to write about but today I've made a simple layout template, an idea from a CD-cover I saw the other day. Here's a layout I made with it, a gathering in my mum's garden.

And here's the layout template itself. I thought a cosy Sunday morning with American pancakes or blueberry corn muffins would be great to show off with this template with light close up photos, what a fantasy, I'm drooling, LOL. But I haven't got to it yet, perhaps next weekend. I've got a great recipe for blueberry corn muffins, simply delicious.

Perhaps you can find use for it? You can download HERE. Wishing you all a relaxing vacation:)

Oh, and I forgot to tell you that I've used a free font called Walkway Bold that you can find on Dafont for the title. The cursive font I've used in my own layout is Desyrel, also a free font.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Freebie for Hybrid Card-makers...

Last week I wanted to make a birthday card for my sister with a cupcake on it, she loves cupcakes... I didn't have any cupcake stamps though, but then I remembered the cupcake doodles I made in Illustrator a couple of years ago. (I made them for a kit about friendship, my part of the kit has for a long time been a freebie on my blog, you can find it here)

I chose to print out the cupcakes on white paper, my paper was not as thick as cardstock but thicker than copy-paper. I then colored the doodles with ordinary pencils (I tried ZIG brushables too, but didn't like the result on that particular paper I used). As I now had a lot of cupcakes I made two cards. Both cards have Kraft paper as base.

Here's the freebie, a small collection of doodles, that you can print out and color any way you want to. You can even color them in Photoshop (or any other software that can handle png-files) and then print them out. You can download here.

Have fun:)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Some Birthday Cards...

I've haven't done much scrapbooking lately, only these two birthday cards.

The first one with papers from Melissa Frances (Candie) and Bo Bunny (Crazy Love). White embossingpowder, Fiskars punch and fluid chalk (chestnut roan). Kraft cardstock, Bazzill.

The second one, for my nephews 9th birthday, with papers from Studio Calico (Elementary Collection). Thickers; Cinnamon by American Crafts. Grey cardstock base.

At the moment I'm eagerly waiting for a package with papers and embellishments that I've ordered the other day. Mostly October Afternoon stuff; from their new collection 5&DIME...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Making Cards for Easter...

It's spring in the air, soon it will be Easter! As I'm planning a dinner at my house for Easter Day, I'm making invitation cards for the event. This is the first card I've made...

I've used clear stamps from Viva Decor, a German company, "Easter Eggs and borders". I stamped the eggs in black on white watercolor paper and colored with Zig Brushables, for an extra accent I've used Glossy Accents, Ranger. The background stamps, from the same collection, are clear embossed. Also the title is embossed, with Zing embossing powder (aqua) by American Crafts.
White pencil for the border; Uni-ball Signo broad.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter:)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Where to find great, free fonts!

As a scrapbooker, whether you're a digital, hybrid or paper scrapbooker (even a paper scrapbooker goes hybrid sometimes), you're always looking for new, fun and preferably free fonts. There's a ton of places on the web with free fonts but today I wanted to share my favourite ones, Dafont and Tackorama.

Tackorama is specialized in retro fonts, from Art Nouveau to the 90s. They've also got free retro clip art, custom shapes, tiles and photos.

Here's an example of a 1950s font:

This is a fun 1970s font:

At Dafont there's thousands of fonts in many different styles. Here's a couple of fonts I like and downloaded recently. All three have European letters too!

Here's the direct links to Crackin, Just the way you are and Made with B if you want to download them.

Have fun:)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Birthday Card...

I made a birthday-card last weekend for my little nephew Edwin, he celebrated his 4th birthday. It's a simple card, a stamped sentiment on a card base of Bazzill Kraft paper and then I used a patterned paper by Sassafras Lass (Vintage Yummy), the edge also comes from that paper. I punched out a circle of turquoise card stock which became the base for the number four (Thickers by American Crafts, Daiquiri white).

Anyway, Edwin was happy with the card and the chocolate cake I'd baked for his birthday. The cake didn't last long:)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day! Enjoy the moment and take the time to be with your loved ones. I know I will, I think DH has something planned:)

It's in many ways a big commercial event, and one can argue that it's all about money, but perhaps we need to be reminded to show appreciation for each other? Anyway, I enjoy this day...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another Card for Valentine's Day...

Here's another card for All Hearts Day, as we call it in Sweden.
This time I've stamped both the sentiment (Happiness is... to have a friend like you) and "Henry the Hedgehog" with Color Box Fluid Chalk in color Dark Brown. I've colored the hedgehog-stamp with a blender pen and fluid chalk, some parts are colored with ZIG brushables.

The patterned papers comes from "Crazy Love" by Bo Bunny and the card base is Bazzill Kraft. Border Punch by Fiskars.

DH and I are going for a short walk to the local cafe now, I'm longing for some good coffee and perhaps a cookie or two. It's snowing madly outside though, isn't it time for spring soon?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Making Cards for Valentine's Day...

Hi there! Sorry about my long absence, my health issues makes me a really bad blogger. I haven't done much creative stuff lately but today I finally have something to show, a card for Valentine's Day. I'm in the process of making some cards for the big day, next week.

For this very simple card I've used a 6x6 paper-pad, "Crazy Love" by Bo Bunny. These small paper-pads are great for card-making! Big patterns are often difficult to use on cards, here the patterns are smaller and it's also economical, a 6x6 pad doesn't cost so much even though you get a lot of different patterns.

I've used a 2" circle punch to punch out the two larger circles from the same paper, I cut out with a scissor the smallest one. The sentiment (Thinking of You in Swedish) is stamped and then embossed with gold embossing powder.

I've turned into a paper scrapper at the moment, it's so fun!
But I've not forgotten about digi, I promise:)