måndag 29 december 2008
söndag 28 december 2008
fredag 26 december 2008
The photos are from Christmas Eve, when Santa came visiting. The kids were thrilled, of course, and not even a bit scared. But poor grandpa missed out on Santa's visit, as usual... LOL!
tisdag 23 december 2008
So, I'd like to wish you all happy holidays, and hopefully I'll have some scrappy stuff to show in a little while.
lördag 20 december 2008
tisdag 16 december 2008
Last week I had to have a little break from my usual monday routine. There was no time for cardmaking, just work, work, work. It always gets a little crazy this time of year, when there aren't many days left of the term, but still papers to grade and students you have to chase to get assignments handed in. But we're all done with that now, and Friday is the last day of school before the Christmas holidays. I'm spending a great deal of this week crafting with a group of students, and they are so creative! At times like these, I really love my job. Well, I love my job all the time, just a little bit more this week.
So, I did make a card for Laura's sketch over at 2 sketches this week. I suddenly realized that I was in a hurry to get the remaining Christmas cards done, so I managed to make a whole bunch of them last night. The Nook December kit came in really handy.
I'll be back with more cards shortly...
//Jenny, shaken, not stirred
torsdag 11 december 2008
I won with this layout - most of the stuff is from the December Nook kit.
And I won with this little thingy, an old wooden box that I've painted white and put a couple of red doors on.Inside is the whole family, with paper pieced outfits (yeah, I know, my head is huge compared to the rest of them... LOL)
lördag 6 december 2008
fredag 5 december 2008
måndag 1 december 2008
söndag 30 november 2008
Here's one of the corners of our hall earlier this evening. Please ignore the tangled cords under the table, you have to keep phones and stuff somewhere, unfortunately... I bought the lantern at a sale last week, and I love it! I chose between this one and a shabby white one, but now I'm really happy I decided on this one. I painted the canvases a couple of years ago, and on the white one there is a message to Santa. that the children in this house have been good, and deserve their presents.
And here's the first candle lit. I've used Grungeboard numbers, which I've painted with silver Maya Mist, and then attached them with some black metal cord wrapped around the candle. Easy peasy, and cute.
And now it's time to start using this one, a little Christmas recipe book I've made as one of this month's projects with my Bind-It-All. I've used these beautiful Maja Design papers, so perfect for a project like this!
This book has dividers to separate different kinds of recipes from one another. I'm having one for candy, one for cookies and cakes and then the rest for different kinds of Christmas-related food. I've just started filling it out, and there's lots of papers to write on (cheap, white paper for the printer) Here's one of my favourite recipes. I've planned to add photos later on.
måndag 24 november 2008
I'm equally addicted to The Slice, and I've used it for the white frame. It's so easy to grab it from the shelf, turn it on and just go! It needs no preparation and hardly no room on my desk, which there isn't much anyway.
I want to say thank you to all of those who take the time to leave a little comment each week. I'm so happy for all of them, and it really means a lot to me. Thank you also to those of you who give me the occasional award and challenge as well. I hope you don't think I'm ungrateful for not being quick about passing them on (I will, eventually). It's just that I try to combine being a full time teacher with being a mum and taking care of the home as well, plus trying to find some precious crafting time, and I guess you all know how difficult that is. So I try to spend a little less time here at the computer, which means less blogging and no time for answering questionnaires and such things. I'll try to find some time for that during the holidays.
Have a great week, all of you, and happy Thanksgiving, to those of you who celebrate that.
torsdag 20 november 2008
I made these little notepads too, with some of the grunge board shapes and some Maya Road chipboard hearts. I'm really happy about how these turned out. They make perfect little gifts, and one of them is going to find a new home tomorrow (if I can only remember to bring it to work with me)
måndag 17 november 2008
I've used my new stamps, Grunge Collection, from the Norwegian company Stempelglede, for the flowers and the black swirl border behind the ribbon. I'm in love with these stamps! They are so beautiful.
Just look at all this stuff! Just for me! I'm going to have so much fun with this, I'll tell you that! And here's the Pink Lady in all her spendour, and with all her little pink friends.
And I'm not the only one who got excited about this delivery... Agnes was really happy about a new box to hide in, and Albin was happy about the bubble wrap with biiig bubbles he found in there.
söndag 16 november 2008
This first layout is made from a die cut paper from Crate, and one of the Valentine papers. The journaling spot is a FP overlay. Lovely, isn't it? I've used my brand new ♥Slice♥ for the title, and I'm absolutely in love with that little thing. This font is from the Noteworthy card.
The big flowers are also cut out with the Slice, and also from the Noteworthy card. I've inked, embossed, and layered them to make them look fuller, and than I've given them a finishing touch with a little glimmer mist, but you can't see that in the photo.
måndag 10 november 2008
Kortskissen har dragit igång igen efter att ha pausat ett tag, och det passar mig alldeles utmärkt! Här är min tolkning av veckans skiss. Den underbara julrutan hittar ni hos Mirabyll.
onsdag 5 november 2008
This card was a bit tricky to make. It was supposed to be a Christmas card, but you weren't allowed to use the colours green, red or blue (I'd loove to sneak in just a little bit of blue on this one) and you had to use some metal decoration. So I made this card all brown and white (Making Memories Mocha, of course, and some Falala vellum). I used a hook and an eye on the ribbon for the metal part, plus a pin inside.This is the inside of the card. I've used yet another page from my old torn dictionary here.
måndag 3 november 2008
söndag 2 november 2008
This layout is for a challenge to use black and white only, not so easy, since I really really felt like sneaking in just a tiny red or blue detail, but I managed to keep myself from doing that, and this is the result. The journaling spot is from this girl, who makes the most fabulous things that she GIVES AWAY at her blog. Thank's Mirabyll, you're an angel!
And she had made a journaling spot in purple as well... Perfect for DD's Halloween dress. I have to confess... I made the spiderweb cake, got Agnes the witch outfit and took this picture only to be able to make something out of these papers and the glitter thickers... The lengths you go to to get a really nice layout, huh? lol.