Me and a friend had a scrappy weekend a couple of weeks ago. We kicked out my hubby and let him move in with her husband so we had the house(s) to ourselves the entire weekend. Do I need to mention how popular that decision was? LOL. We ended up being rather productive and we started out making easter eggs…
I used papers from the Fairytale of Spring collection by Pion Design. I glued them rather roughly to get a vintage style and not so perfect.
This is the largest egg of them all. I love that paper with the cute bunnies, it’s perfect for easter creations. I cut it out with a Nestabilities Circle and Lacey Circle for the background paper. Large poinsietta by Magnolia. The broad green lace is from a LSS.
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls from a LSS.
Here’s the medium egg…
The base paper is from Inkido. Large yellow poinsietta by Magnolia, the tape measure has been cut out from a Studio of Memories paper (also Pion Design).
Flowers and leaves are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts, Magnolia and Prima. Yellow pearls from a LSS.
I’m not much of a candy lover, but I told hubby he could have the smallest egg and fill it up with diamonds for me instead. He didn’t approve. LOL. It’s nog big, but it’s kind of cute I think. The wonderful lace was bought at the Magnolia store in Borås.
Backside of the egg. All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been distressed with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. Pearls from a LSS.
A close up… The egg says “Happy Easter”.
I am happy to inform you that our giveaway at Maja Design continues… This week with my favourite collection Fika. So if you want to win this fabulous collection with all THIRTY sheets, stop by the Maja Design blog and leave a comment.
Here are some of my Fika creations to give you some inspiration…
I’ve got some great gifts to share that are a true life saver if you don’t have much time, or as in my case backache.
I made this chocolate cone for hubby, it’s his birthday today. I just took a two sided patterned paper (Smell of Meadow Flowers from the Life By The Countryside collection by Maja Design) and rolled it into a cone and glued it together.
The flowers has been cut out with the Tim Holtz die Tattered Florals. I have used papers from the Life By The Countryside and Life By The Sea collections by Maja Design. I have used some Liquid Pearls as flower centers.
The tag has been cut out with a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set (Cherish). The heart border has got a blue background that has been cut out with another Martha Stewart punch, the old reliable Doily Lace. I have distressed all papers with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.
A good tip is not to use a 12×12 paper in case you don’t want to get a fat hubby. 😉 It became huge! I will definitely go for 8×8 next time.
I also made a simple card to go with the chocolate cone…
Papers from the same collections, same punch set (Cherish).
A little bouquet, flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Inside of the card. I usually write a humoristic not so appropriate poem in my cards, so I left it out to spare you.
Have a scrappy weekend!
My husband’s family are the most unselfish people I have ever known. When I was really low this Christmas I had no energy to make any Christmas preparations at all. My wonderful mother in law bought me some flowers and made me homemade chocolates and gave them to me in a beautiful hexagonal jar. I have never deserved them less then I did this Christmas.
That moved me deeply since I’ve been spending time with rather selfish people lately. I had forgotten about how nice it is to always put others first. I had forgotten what it was like to be me.
I wanted to give her something in return, so I altered the beautiful jar for her and gave it back. Thanks to Pysselgumman for inspiring me to make this jar.
I have used papers from the Pion Design collection Studio of Memories. I cut out this vintage image and put it inside the jar.
I covered the jar with a bling swirl from Zva Creative and some butterflies that I had cut out from the Studio of Memories collection.
The supportive piece of paper on the backside says “Gratitude”. I thought it appropriate.
I covered the lid in papers and rolled a die cut that I had distressed with Walnut Stain Distress ink. The text says “A gift for you” in Swedish. The leaf has been cut out with a Tim Holtz die, using papers from the Waiting For Santa Part II collection. The leaf and the flowers have been distressed with Walnut Stain as well.
The flowers have been sprayed with Smooch Spritz Vanilla to glimmer a bit.
So… We’ve come to the good stuff! As a lot of you know I like to alter and try out a lot of techniques. I have tried so hard not to pick too many favourites, but this time I’m going to fail big time.
This must be the most fun I had regarding crafts during 2011. It was a pure joy to make.
DT work for The Flying Unicorn. I really like how this one turned out.
What’s important to me
When life is a mess you really need to step back and think about what really matters to you. This tag pad is a way of reminding myself of what matters most to me.
I made this castle for my niece Josefine. Just had to try this one out.
National theatre canvas.
This was my very first canvas and I had so much fun making it.
I made this shelf for my film loving hubby so he can display what movie he will be watching.
BIA christmas star
Another experiment that turned out quite nice.
Flag set for my BFF Angela.
Configuration box divided in two:
The first one
The second one
I thought it was a good idea to divide the box in two to make the fun last longer…
Christmas is in the air! Thank God for having the house by yourself sometimes. I’ve been dancing and singing to The Ark for the top of my lungs. Just love that music, it really makes me happy. If you are not a cat that is. Too loud. He is just like hubby. My limit is when the neighbours cows are bouncing in their box’s. Then I reckon I might turn it down a bit.
I just love the new Vintage Winter stamps from Maja Design, so I thought I’d make a project based on them. It turned out in this christmas box that you can fill up with some homemade candy.
I stamped the lid with the snowflake stamp several times, using Distress embossing ink. I have used the border on the edge and one of the text stamps on the lid. I embossed the lid with Ranger’s Embossing Powder Gold. That embossing powder has got a really nice shade of gold. It doesn’t look yellow, it’s one of my favourites.
The border stamp is so usable. I really think it looks great on the edge.
The gorgeous leaves are from Prima, the roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have used some stickles on the roses. Starry Night, Lavender and Magenta. I have also put on some Matte Accents to make it look like dew.
A friend of mine cheered me up this afternoon. He managed to make me in such a good mood that I actually finished my configuration box tonight. It’s been on my desk for months now, so it feels good to finally get it done. Will take photos and post it tomorrow!
Remember to breath and take a moment while you are stressing around with your Christmas preparations.
Here´s another little giftbox I made some time ago…
It is made out of one cardstock and folds together in two layers. I didn´t have the time to make a tutorial when I made it, but it´s on my very long list of tutorials I´m going to make when I have the time.
Papers from Inkido. Tulle from The Flying Unicorn store, ribbons from local store. Little metallic heart from Simon Says Stamp. Papers have been distressed with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.
I got a little cute giftbag from a friend and thought I´d try them myself.
You can make two bags out of one cardstock. The left one has been decorated with Prima Sparkling Spring papers and the right one with Prima Botanical. All flowers are from Magnolia.
A lot of you are asking me for templates. This time I actually made one, even if it´s very simple. This only shows the foldings and how large every area should be. This shows a 6×12 paper, which means one bag.
The lower 1,5″ part shows the bottom of the bag. Cut the lower part on each side of the vertical 2″ parts so you can fold the bag together. Do the same for the 0,5 ” upper part. Make holes for the ribbon and attach it before folding the upper part down into the bag. Use some strong glue to hold it together.
These bags are only 4″ high, but you can of course make the bag much bigger.
A big thanks to Terese for the inspiration.
Hubby is out of town and I miss him a lot. Most people think it´s nice when their partners are traveling and they can do whatever they want back home.
We give each other a lot of space so I never feel that way. We can both do whatever we want when the other person is home so I really hate it when he´s away. I can´t get anything done so I usually end up working day and night just to kill time.
I´m going on a crop this weekend and I feel pretty bad leaving the house just a couple of hours before he arrives. He´s been away all week. So I made him this bag with his favourite sweets that I´m leaving for him.
The paper (Websters Pages – Ladies and Gents) and pearls were included in the June kit from The Flying Unicorn.
The roses have got some Matte Accents to give them a 3D effect. I´ve stamped the paper with a Tim Holtz stamp (Speckled Background) using Distress Ink Broken China.
The border is made with a Martha Stewart punch (Doily Lace). All edges are distressed with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. The cute ribbon is a favourite I found in a local store.