Packing a small travel kit – What craft supplies would you pack?

Well, who doesn’t bring a kit of craft supplies when they travel somewhere? But putting together a crafty travel kit can easily get out of hand, speaking from years of personal over-packing experience. I can never help myself; sneaky rolls of washi tape, a plethora of great pens, a cheeky assortment of notebooks and project life cards, always find their way into my travel bag. Sometimes even a whole mini album kit. It’s not always the most practical thing, especially if you are off on a plane somewhere, and maybe some people will opt to leave room for other things, …

Crafty Catch Up – Sharing some handmade cards and scrapbook layouts

Well hello, ladies and jellybeans! As spring makes its entrance, so does the creative fever, apparently. We are on a bit of a crafty rampage in our household, which makes the crafting chaos grow exponentially. The Mister is building some miniature models, and is a huge stickler for details, which, if you are making miniatures makes it a very, shall we say, intricate process. He needs a lot of tools and strange materials to make things look the way he wants at the right scale and colour, and he’s constantly finding stuff in my extended craft stash that he can use! …

Colour my world, because inks makes me happy! – Handmade card

This Wednesday I am sharing a handmade card, inspired by the sketch challenge over at Swe Scrapbook! The sketch has a lovely mix of circular and rectangular shapes, which always seems to be pleasing for the eyes when it comes to cardmaking and scrapbooking! This card took me the better part of an evening to make, because I wanted the inks to dry naturally and just be allowed to react to the water and “do it’s thang”. But I considering I got a lot of other crafty things done while I was waiting, it was a fairly quick and simple card to make. I …

An otterly great birthday – Lawn Fawn birthday card

Hey there, It’s been a long time since I posted a card, so I thought it was time! My friend Therese had her birthday in the beginning of this week, and it was just the perfect moment to try out my new stamp set from Lawn Fawn making her a birthday card. I have been coveting this stamp set for a looong time, and who can blame me, look how adorable it is! I love otters, and this stamp was just too cute not to pick up (it’s the Five Year Clear Stamps). It’s my first stamp set I’ve gotten together with the …

Who doesn’t love a frog in a tutu?

My friend Micu had he birthday last week! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICU! For once I actually remembered someone’s birthday in time to sit down and make a birthday card, which is way more fun than forgetting it to the last minute, and here’s the card I made:     I think I wrote “Happy birthday” in Hungarian. I hope I did! At least that is what it is meant to say! So for this card I opened up a stamp I have never used, because I could not find the right moment, until now. It’s the Tutu Toad from Stampendous, which …

Oh hello! – Snow Owl card and colour challenge

Molly’s Scrapbooking had a colour challenge I could not resist, and that was kraft, blue/turquoise and white. The challenge was to make a card or layout with these colours, so I opted for a card this time. Now, white on kraft is one of my new favourites, so this was a great opportunity to try it out a bit more. This is how the card turned out: I stamped the owl with my trusty VersaFine (great for details, and waterproof), and used a white Distress Marker to make colour in the white. It really feels like magic, using that pen. …

Use Your Stash – The Crushed Velvet Ribbon Edition #2

If you read my last post, you’ll already know I am on a quest to Use My Stash, and right now, specifically use this darned self-adhesive crushed velvet ribbon that’s been lying around for more than five years. Here’s my thoughts about the To read a little bit more about my thoughts about this product, why I have it, and what was my original plan, I suggest reading my last post. Since I did tags last time, I thought I’d keep going with some cards for this post. I felt that the challenge would be NOT to make a Christmas …

Arrg Blaarrgh Cards – Flower Punch Ideas – Create 365, Day 12

Really quick post as it’s getting late, I just really wanted to share this flower punch idea and these cards I made. Today’s prompt was to make something camouflagey or something that could melt into the background, so I scanned these pages from one of my favourite books, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and made these cards. Also I made the flowers from the same print,so that they match the background. The adorable robots from Maya Road got to stand in for Marwin, the Paranoid Android. Off to bed now, but here are some pics!     Stay safe, …

Hello christmas!

I know a very stylish young lady named Louisa, who loves Hello Kitty (she can also play winkle Twinkle Little Star on piano!). Well, I found the perfect hair clips for her last year, and wanted to send them to her, and it just happened to be close to Christmas, so there you go. I realised I haven’t posted the pics here, so since I’m all into the Christmas cards right now, I thought I’d add it now. I found a motif to match the hair clips, which I printed out and attached to a piece of chipboard to make …

Scraplift at Molly’s

Molly’s Scrapbooking is a Swedish web shop that sells nice little scrapbooking kits, and they’ve just had a great challenge with the theme “Weekend in Paris”. One of the challenges (#6) was to scraplift a card, and that suited me the best (see the original card by Cath here). As the season is getting nearer I decided to go with a christmas card. I made a resolution not to buy any new christmas papers this year, since I had some many left from last year, but I didn’t feel like any of them suited my layout. So i made the …

A challenge in turquoise

www.scraplagret.se, a great Swedish web shop, has a fun challenge every month. The October challenge was to create a  layout, a card, something altered or whatever seemed fun, in a christmas theme, but in non-traditional christmas colours. The deal was to use pink, turquoise or/and purple. Now, what I really like about challenges, especially ones like these, is that it makes you think outside your own tiny, little box. Would I have made a christmas card in turquoise if not for this challenge? Probably not. I would probably have stuck to gren, red and gold. So there you go, challenges …