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 …

Birthdays and such

For Tricks birthday last year (one of the big ones) I did a bit of planning for once, figuring out b-day gifts and packaging and cards ahead of time. Which was lucky, because the b-day card took me almost an entire day to make, since I wanted it just right. Tricks had sent me a picture of a very nifty yellow Totoro hand bag a few weeks before, and I couldn’t get hold of that, but I used it as inspiration for the card. I wanted to make something in greens and yellows/orange, something blingy and festive and in any …

B-day card for Nat

Oh, of course, I forgot to post the picture of the card I made Natalie for her birthday! I got this beautiful Graphic 45 paper from Sara, and decided it would be perfect for the card I was going to make. It was a lot of fun to make, I used metal wire and beads and feathers and sequins and chipboard. So, this was the result:

Shrink it

It’s funny how trends catch on in the scrapbooking arena. They seem to pop up almost simultaneously around the world, they travel so fast, even compared to fashion trends. Once in a while an idea pops into your head, and then like on queue other people get the same idea, and suddenly scrappers everywhere are all using bubble wrap or owls or pirates in their projects. It’s fabulous and it’s a sure sign we should all just move in together and just inspire each other. Yarr! It would be hard to pick a country for us all to live in …

Reinvent and Recycle

I like to think I do my part when it comes to the climate issue; I recycle my trash, mainly travel by public transportation or walk, buy organic food when I have the chance… I do believe that everyone can contribute and that even the choices that seems minute matter. So, taking up scrapbooking as a hobby sometimes seem a bit ironic to me. It’s a hobby and an industry that seems to thrive on production and consumtion of paper, plastics and gawd knows what. Wasteful, some might say, but when one’s grandchildren flip through the scrapbooks, that might be the thing furthest from one’s mind. I …

More Urban Sphere pics

“Hello” I chose this paper as the colour reminded me of one of those gorgeous sunsets you can get in a city when the sun and the sky reflects in all the windows. The patterns is made of fuzzy crushed velvet flock, which I think go rather well with the kitties living in the building :)   I glazed the windows and worked on the fasade to get something a bit grungy in colours that would match the background paper. It’s basically brown cardstock that I painted, sandpapered, embossed and inked.   “It Must Be Bunnies” Being a softy for pop cult …

Urban life

I have all these ideas in my head and all I want to do is go home and grab my scissors and glue! But, of course, I have to support my addiction somehow so I am stuck at work for a few more hours. I hope to get a couple of good hours of glue madness on Saturday! Tricks pictures of the tiny houses on the street light really hit the spot with me. I love street art and guerrilla art, how citizens takes charge in the public room, and how often it turns out to be something soft and sweet (like …

Scrapping in my sleep, really?

Daydreaming about scrapbooking is something I do every day. Trying bits and ends inside my mind, trying to figure out how something would look in combination with something else, etc. But has it gone a bit to far when I even do that in my sleep? Is that normal? Should I get worried? So I had this dream where I stamped words all over a paper, then embossed a big oval shape with a deep, metallic powder, and finally placed a leaf on top. Cutting out the oval shape and masking the card felt so real that when I woke up the …

Last X-mas I gave you my tags

Tricks made a set of incredibly creative tags for her sisters x-mas tree, and posted a couple pictures a while back. Thank you, Tricks! I was so curious about those tags, you’d told me about them but i didn’t get a chance to see them before the big day. I love how you do the unexpected, how you can get cheerful clouds and pink swirls and a trumpet-playing rabbit to be so x-massy :) I’ve made sort-of-tags for my x-mas gifts before, I rather do something hand-made (even though it looks like it was made like a 3-year-old) when I …