onsdag 25 november 2015

Advent calendar

Three years ago I made a advent calendar out of matchboxes for my niece. This year it's time to make one for her little brother, my sweet nephew.
Now it's time for the tricky but fun bit of filling the small boxes with fun gifts.

fredag 20 november 2015


I found some supercute paperclip-angels when I was out surfing the net. The ones I saw was actually made with a sort of clips called butterfly clips, but they are not used here in sweden and I couldn´t find them anywhere. Instead I used normal paper clips and had to bend them more to make it work. They get a bit crooked but I think it gives them more of a personality and each one of them are unique. I think they are really cute and I have made a bunch of them and hung them up all over my office and also gave away some of them as small gifts of appreciation.
This is the first one I made.

måndag 2 november 2015

Merry christmas in Kraft

Here is a clean and simple card in kraft. I used a branch-stamp to create the wreath, just stamped it many times in a circle. Some half-pearls as decoration and the little bow to finish it off. It turned out really pretty so I think I have to make more of these :-)

I´m entering the card in the following challenges:

tisdag 27 oktober 2015

From the past....

I found these cuties in a drawer when I was helping my parents move houses. I used to colour them with my father when I was a child. I now copied them onto waterolourpaper and used distress ink to colour them. I think they look superute on these christmas cards. I used some stickles on the hat to add some glitter. The sentiments says merry christmas and happy new year, and christmas hugs in swedish :-)

I,m entering the cards in the "Anything goes" challenges at:
craft your passion challenges
cute card thursday

and the "make your mark" challenge at
addicted to stamps

måndag 26 oktober 2015

christmas bird

Erlier this autum I bought the"cardmaking and papercraft" magazine where this stamp and die came as a gift. This is the first card I made eith them. The free paper is also from the magazine and I think the little birds look so sweet. I coloured the bird-stamp with distress ink.

I´m entering the challange at addicted to stamps challenge - things with wings- with this card.

söndag 25 oktober 2015

The first ones

I have finally started with my Christmas cards. It was really about time if I want to make enought to both sell and to send myself.
This is two cards where I used embossing on the trees and then distress ink around it. I really like this tree-stamp, it's so pretty. 
The sentiments say merry Christmas and Christmas greetings in swedish. 

I'm entering the cards in the challenge at freshly made sketches

måndag 19 oktober 2015

It's not a card

My parents are the best. They are always there for me, giving advice, support and love. I wanted to send them a card telling them how much I love them.
The sentiment says " This is not a card. It's a hug with a fold in the middle."

I´m entering this card in the following challenges:

söndag 18 oktober 2015

New home

I was invited to a friend today who recently moved into a new home with her family. I quickly put this card together for her. The sentiment says " congratulations to the new home". One of the family-members is a black cat :-)

onsdag 7 oktober 2015

Families we choose

I have a very small family due to both my parents being an only child. So if you don´t have any cousins you go and get yourself some :-) Annika is the daughter of my mothers best friend and we have always called eachother pretend-cousins. Tomorrow she´s turning 40 years old and a wanted to make her a beutiful card. I made a tri-shutter card. It´s the second time a do this folding and I think it turned out alright. Using patterned paper is a challenge for me and I have decided to force myself to use it and to learn more how to in a clean and simple style. Taking photos of this card was also a challenge, so sorry for the poor photos.
I hope she likes her card.

måndag 5 oktober 2015

Close in my heart

Another card with my new stamps from Mama Elephant. I can´t stay away, they are so sweet :-)
I really like this sentiment and I think I will be using it on many cards.

lördag 3 oktober 2015

If you need a hug

I just had to make another card with my new stamps. I have really fallen inlove with them.... A friend called and she is going through some hard time right now. I think this sentiment is well needed now.

Mama Elephant

They are finally here! The stamps from Mama Elephant that I have been longing for for so long. I was going to order them from USA when they suddenly took away the free shipping and the order was canceled :-( But then I find out I could order them from one shop here in sweden I did a little happydance and ordered them right away! I love them ❤️ Here is my first card with the new stampset. 

onsdag 30 september 2015

New technique

I saw a tutorial over att .jennifer mcguires blogg and wanted to give it a go :-) It´s about highlitning your background so that the sentiment pop more and doesn´t disappear into a busy background.
I started stamping on white paper with a solid stamp. I then used white ink into the area where I wanted my sentiment.I had to do many layers until it was ok to put stamp the sentiment that says "feel better". I finnished it off with som stickles :-)

On the second card I tried to stamp tone on tone on pink cardstock. Then again I used the white ink to soften an area in the middle for my sentiment " think of you". I heat embossed the sentiment.
I was quite pleased with my first attemps on this technique but there are absolutly room for inprovements :-) 

tisdag 29 september 2015

Fabulous birthday

I am putting this card on the mail today for a girl who is turning 12 years old.
I have heat embossed the sentiment and the banners. I have coloured with distress ink.

måndag 21 september 2015


I went to a baptism yesterday at my church. My friend has got a baby-boy and yesterday he got his name, Pontus, and was welcomed into the congregation. This is the card I made for him to go with the gifts. It says welcome to the world.

söndag 13 september 2015


 I was inspired by the challenge over at CAS-ology where the theme is "moon".
I masked a circle and started to colour over it with black distress ink. Closest to the moon I then coloured over the black with white ink to make it more pale/light. I then partial embossed the paper so that I got the stars around the moon, and I covered them with perfekt pearls to add some shine. I then added the birds that are coloured with brown distress ink and red perfekt pearls. 
I searched so long to find the right sentiment for this scene, but I did'nt find any.... I then decided that it was best without any sentiment. Now the card says anything you want it to. 

fredag 11 september 2015

Blue butterfly

Yesterday I used the negative of the butterfly I die-cut as a stencil. Today I wanted to use the butterfly itself. I don't use butterflies that much on my cards but I always think they look pretty on other peoples cards. But after this card I think I will use them a bit more :-) i need to use all the stuff I have more insteed of buying new things. But it's hard, there are always so many new pretty things turning up that you believe you got to have, isn't it?
Well... This card is made only from "old" things. I used maskning tape to pick up the colour and transfering it to my paper. I used there colours of blue distress ink. The butterfly has been sprayed with blue perfect pearls mist, but it's hard to see in the photos. The sentiment says congratulations. 

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Addicted to CAS  -blue
addicted to stamps and more -anything goes
Case this sketch
Papertake weekly  -things with wings

torsdag 10 september 2015

Golden butterfly

For this card I have used many things that I have had in my stash for so long but very rarly use. First it´s  the butterfly-die, that for this card I used the negative as a stencil insteed of using the butterfly itself. I coloured it with distress ink, two colours of green, and then splashed it with water and put some perfect pearls gold on it for some nice shimmer. I then used another die-shape that I haven´t used in a while. I masked off a strip on the cardbase with post-its and coloured it with the lightest of my green distress ink. I then used a stencil and coloured over that with a darker shade of green to create a pattern. I mounted the butterfly on some demensions. The sentiment is stamped with green distress ink and golden perfect pearls.
It was difficult to take a good photo of the card so that you could see the golden shimmer, so I let you see three pictures of it :-)

I´m entering this card in the challange at Less is more : gold and green

tisdag 25 augusti 2015


I was meeting some friends last saturday for crafting and it was really fun. I don't have many stencils in my stash so I decided to borrow from one girl who has like thousands :-) It is fun to get together and be creative and to have the chance to try products that you don't usually use. I had two challenges in mind when I was making this card, cas-ual fridays - pretty pattern and sweet stamps blog - masculine card. ( unfortunally I didn't put this on the blog in time so I missed the deadline for the masculine card challenge)
I coloured the area with green distress ink, after masking with post-its. I then put the stencil on and wiped over it with a baby-wipe. That took away some of the colour and created a pretty pattern.

måndag 24 augusti 2015


Here is a card inspired by summer :-) Bright colours and sweet strawberries.

I was also inspired by the challenge at onelayersimplicitychallenge

söndag 23 augusti 2015

Pretty Pink

I was inspired by the challenge at  abc-challenge  to create a card in pink. I have used one if my favorite embossingfolders to create the background. Before I used distress ink to colour it I rubbed a white cryeon on the rised patterned. This was the first time I tried this and the purpose was to create a resist for the distress ink. It didn't work as I hoped it would but I think it turned out pretty anyway. I used stickles in the flowers to get som sparkle and I finished it off with a pink ribbon.

fredag 14 augusti 2015

Heartfelt thanks

I bought a stamp second hand from a girl on facebook and I wanted to try it out right away. I needed a thank you card and I thought the angel dropping hearts would look sweet on one. I did the background using distress ink and masking with a piece of paper shaped as a cloud. The angel is also coloured with distress ink and for the wings and the halo I used stickles. 

I´m entering these challenges: 


My friend got a son last week who will be called Sid. I will meet both him and his mother tomorrow and needed to make a card for the occasion. I love making one layer card so I was glad to find that the challenge at Less is more this week was just that and with the keyword eye :-)
So this is my card for Sid:

A closeup on the cute image coloured with pens and baby-oil. 

fredag 7 augusti 2015


It's been very quite in the blog for a couple of weeks. It's because I'm away on holiday and don't have the time for any paper craft. But last week when I was away working at a summercamp for children, another leader there showed me how to braid baskets and bags using old milk, yoghurth and juice containers. It was so much fun but abit tricky. I will have to practise alot more but I am very pleased with the little basket I managed to do. 

Work in progres....


I hope you are enjoying a sunny summer! 

torsdag 9 juli 2015

watercolour portrait

Today is my brothers 40th birthday - happy birthday bigbrother!
I wanted to do something special so I decided that I should try to do a watercolour portrait that I had seen on pinterest. I made the portrait after a photo and I am very pleased by the result. You can actually see that it is him! :-) I used distress ink broken china and chipped sapphire to paint. Ofcause I wanted the portrait to be the main focal point of the card so the rest is very simple. I hope he likes it.