söndag 31 juli 2011

Pencillines sketch 247

I made this layout after Sketch 247 at Pencillines. http://www.pencillines.com/. I did make some alterations though - I flipped the photo, and moved the whole thing to the right side of my 12X12" background.
Yeah, and then I kind of went a little bit over the top with some mist and ink... You see, I went to a crop Monday night, and I couldn't seem to find any inspiration at all. So I went back home and got some mists and ink, and a paintbrush, and thankfully, my mojo came back!

fredag 29 juli 2011

A Punky Scraps challenge layout

This one is my take on their challenge 21 - using tissue paper. I've made flowers and ruffles out of pink tissue paper, and also used some pink mist to enhance the pink. How do you like the paper? It's Victoria Gardens from Echo Park - love, love, LOVE!

The Scrappiest # 129

This is my take at Sketch 129 at The Scrappiest.

tisdag 26 juli 2011

Scrapfit Workout #48 - Put a bird on it

Here's my take on Scrapfit Workout #48. There are three little birds on this layout, my saying is "Reach for the stars", and the journaling is a little reminder to my son that he can be anything he wishes to be if he puts his heart into it. The photos are of him at the tender age of two, sitting on the magnificent steps up to Teleborg castle in Växjö. I've been meaning to do something with those photos for ever, but never really knew how to get them together. But suddenly, the pieces fell together and they were finally scrapped.

måndag 25 juli 2011

Creative Scrappers #166

YES PLEASE!!! That's what I said when my daughter and her little friend Felicia came and showed me an inventive use of Spongebob stickers. That is absolutely brilliant, using them for covering up those two little blabbermouths so that I could get a moment of peace and quiet. How could I turn down something like that? LOL.
Yes please is also the title of this layout made from Sketch #166 at Creative Scrappers.

söndag 24 juli 2011

ScrapFIT workout #47

At ScrapFIT workout #47 you were supposed to make a layout with the theme Summer-time - a good amout of yellow and a clock. This is my take.

The Scrappiest sketch 128

Here's my take on Sketch 128 at The Scrappiest blog. Ive used some papers from Echo Park's For The Record line - an all time favourite of mine.

fredag 22 juli 2011

Albin and the sea.

Last week, we visited Haväng, our favourite beach in Skåne. The weather wasn't great for swimming, but we collected some driftwood (which has now turned into a lamp, and a few other home decor items, totally fun!) and pretty stones. And took a lot of photos, of course.
When we got home, I flipped through my papers from Riddersholm Design and found these from the Turqoise Hills collection. They couldn't be more perfect for this photo, could they? Just look at the colors.

I've used the sketch for the ongoing challenge at Challenge Me Happy - my new fav challenge blog (and I'm not saying that just because I happened to win their first challenge - I like the diversity of their challenges - it's not only sketches, but different things every time and so much fun)

torsdag 21 juli 2011

Creative Scrappers #165

So, as boys grow to be men, their toys tend to grow too... anyone recognizing this? This here is P's new toy, a backhoe for his tractor. It's a dead ugly piece, worn and rusty, but apparently tons of fun to play with. LOL. And, in his defence I must say that it will come in very handy when we will be digging for the new boiler room, and when we are going to extend the house. And all other things you need to dig on a farm. Also, it was most convenient for taking away the protruding and most irritating rock in our driveway, as you can see. So, dad got a new toy, I got rid of the rock and all is well at the farm :)

A card for the AOS - challenge

Here a card for you today. It is my card entry for the Summer Challenge at Allt om Scrap.

onsdag 20 juli 2011

My beautiful boy

I love this photo of my boy - so serious, and those big blue eyes. He is wonderful.
The fabulous sketch is from Once Upon A ...Sketch, and it's as great as they come!

Sketchabilities #51

For this layout, sketch from Sketchabilities, I picked out some older October Afternoon papers - Thrift Shop. I really love that line, and I didn't have much left, but there was enough to make this one. Agnes was only two on these photos, the happiest, sweetest little toddler you can imagine. She's a lot sassier now, for sure, but still very sweet and kind most of the time.

fredag 15 juli 2011

Creative Scrappers #164

Hi all!
Today I have one layout to share. It's made from Sketch 164 at Creative Scrappers. I loved this sketch, it really got me thinking outside the box as far as placement of the photos go, and also I have only used tiny scraps of patterned papers for this one.
The papers are from Inkido, and I kind of adore those wonderful butterflies that I've cut from one of the papers. They seem to have ended up on quite a few layouts I've made lately. Aren't they just beautiful? I think Inkido is one of my favourite brands just now! :)

onsdag 13 juli 2011

Summer challenge at Allt Om Scrap

The Swedish E-magazine Allt Om Scrap are having a summer challenge, a really nice sketch, and here is my layout entry:
This is my little girl, at the farmhouse, watering some plants. This is really what summer is all about, isn't it? Just relaxing, taking care of the plants once in a while, and just relaxing...
So, if you haven't checked this challenge out, do it, because there are some really nice prizes, and the sketch is just fab!

Sketchabilities #50

This is my take on the sketch #50 at Sketchabilities. A while ago we took a ride on a car ferry over lake Vättern from Gränna to Visingsö, and Albin stood in the front of the ferry the whole ride. Let's just say he got really wet, but he enjoyed it very much.
I've used the fabulous 5&Dime collection from October Afternoon, which was in the July kit from My Scrapbook Nook.

söndag 10 juli 2011

A layout for the Petaloo challenge

I did manage to make one more entry for the Petaloo Color Me Crazy challenge.

This little angel is called Ida, and she is the daughter of out friends and neighbors. She is a real cutie, always up to something funny, and she has such a big personality for such a little girl. She makes us laugh a lot. This photo is just her, in every little way, and so the chipboard title from Imaginarium designs couldn't be more appropriate.
Here's a little closeup of the flowers from Petaloo, that I have misted and painted, and I also put some glitter on the edges of the white one.

That's all from me for today. Happy Sunday, everyone!

fredag 8 juli 2011

A layout just because

This layout is made for no particular reason at all, no contest, no challenge, no nothing at all. I made it just because, and that's really refreshing sometimes, isn't it?
The photo is of me and my sister Anna on a midsummer's eve a long, long time ago, and these papers from Inkido are truly perfect for the occasion, aren't they?

So, tonight I'm finally online here at the farmhouse, for real. I just tried out my superspeed internet connection via iPhone, and works. YAY! We just got back from a walk, trying to sneak up on some roe deer on the meadow by the creek. We saw one, but the kids didn't manage to be quiet for very long, so it set off into the woods, barking like crazy. That's OK though, we did get to see it for a short while, and it will most likely be back tomorrow. I just love this place!

Take care, everyone, and have a great weekend! I know I will.

torsdag 7 juli 2011

Words to live by


I'm just stopping in for a short post today, showing you a little mini book in a box that I made for Riddersholm Design. I really love the teals and browns of this collection, Turqoise Hill's.

I've printed out quotes that I think are really worth thinking about, and put them into the mini that is in the box.

That's it for now. I'd better get back to my project for the day - sorting out some of the mess in my scraproom, and at least get all of my embellishments in some kind of order... It's not the funniest thing to do on a summer day, but the good thing about it is that I keep finding pretty things I had totally forgot that I had, and that's great.

Have a nice day, all of you!

onsdag 6 juli 2011

Petaloo Color Me Crazy challenge

Petaloo are having a challenge where you can win a fabulous prize - $100 of Petaloo products! Now, who wouldn't want that prize? Of course, I had to enter, and here is my altered project entry - a wall hanging for my craft room.

I've used Distress ink to color the Petaloo flowers - for the all purple ones I mixed some ink with water and used a mini mister to spray the paint onto the flowers. While the flowers were still wet, I used a soft paintbrush to paint the petal edges darker with ink.
The white flowers, I just sprayed with water and then painted the edges of the petals the same way I did the purple ones.

So, the thing that inspired me to make this was the mini wooden spools from Maya Road that were in the June kit from My Scrapbook Nook (along with most things I've used for this project) It just had to be sewing themed!

tisdag 5 juli 2011

Creative Scrappers sketch #163

Of course, I had to do something out of this week's sketch at Creative Scrappers:

Time to brag a little...

I'm thrilled! I've won the first challenge at Challenge Me Happy!!!

Also, I've won Challenge #9 at Get Picky!

And I just thought I'd do some challenges just for the fun of it, and getting my creativity started, I never expected to win any. So I'm one happy little scrapper right now!

My maniacs

Here's yet another layout for a challenge, this time for Once Upon a ...Sketch. Can you believe how many great challenge blogs there are out there? It's perfect, if you suddenly feel the need to kickstart your creativity after a longer period of not scrapping, for one reason or another.

This layout is made with a photo of my kids. The journaling criteria was to write who the person on the photo is and at least one fact about them. These are my kids, and I've written about how much they fight and argue all the time, and the only thing that can bring them together and make them agree is when it's goofing around time, or being up to some sort of mischief.

måndag 4 juli 2011

Challenge Me Happy #2

I decided to play along with challenge #2 at Challenge Me Happy, even though the color combination made me really confused at first. I mean, how do you get orange to fit into the rest of this combo?
Anyway, I managed to squeeze in some orange with it, and this is how my layout turned out in the end, a mishmash of Lily Bee, Echo Park and Maja Design papers. And guess what? I sorta like it!

Creative Scrappers #162

I often find myself turning to the Creative Scrappers blog for inspiration, but I'm not sure I've ever participated in any challenges so far, as in actually uploading a layout I've made after one of their sketches and linking to it. Well, there's a first for everything, isn't it? And now that I'm not working for a few weeks, and thus have the time to scrap a little more than just for my deadlines, Creative Scrappers was one of my first stops when searching for challenges online.

So, here's my take on their sketch #162. Once again I've used some fabulous papers from Inkido's Forever Summer collection, this time in purple shades, which is perfect for my little girl, who suddenly grew out of the pink age and is now mad about purple instead!