The summer is nearly gone, but we still enjoy +23 degrees here on the west coast of Sweden. It’s very easy to dream of roses and gardens in full bloom.
I have created a card and a mini-album for a very dear friend of mine. I know that Sofiero is one of her favourite collections, and since she is a pink girl it’s all about pink…
I have used an embossing folder and Spellbinders Borderabilities dies for this card. Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts. The seam ribbon has been colourized with Distress Stain. Chipboard by Blue Fern and the butterfly has been cut out with a Martha Stewart punch.And here’s what the card looks like on the inside.
I am not very good at making mini-albums. They take me forever. I have literally worked for years on some albums. This, however, was not THAT time consuming, considering Sofiero was released last year. I have cut out the grid by hand using a knife and glued it to the background paper. I have used a Martha Stewart punch, metal by Tim Holtz and pearls from Pearl Maker.
The white Prima flower is one of my favourites. The little cage was given to me as a present from another dear friend. And now I pass it on to another friend, spreading the love and friendship over the globe.And here’s the first spread. I have used punches by Martha Stewart and dies by Spellbinders. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. A little poem and more dies. Second spread with a quote to the left and some borders to the right.The little fairy got a shabby paint and some pearls. Third spread…I have used texture paste on the background and Crackle Paint on the chipboard butterflies. The pearls have been cut out from a Prima bling.The right side… More die cuts and chipboard.And the last pages…I really liked creating that dress. I have used three layers of tulle in different colours. Close up… The textured letters are from a Prima sheet.The last page has a pocket with tags…
I have used all papers in the Sofiero collection.
Here’s a birthday card I made for Anton’s 2nd birthday…I’ve used the Vintage Spring Basics collection and some Fika for the front page…Flowers, doily, trim and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. The pearls are from my neverending roll of pearls that I bought on the wedding department at Michael’s a couple of years ago.Ups. Some Vintage Summer Basics and Coffee In The Arbour also found it’s way into this card.
It seems like I’m in a cardmaking period… I don’t remember creating that many cards in such a short period of time in years. And now I got some dies for my birthday that I just need to test. But first things first. Here comes a card that I created a couple of days ago, using the new Coffee In The Arbour collection. It is a pure delight when it comes to cardmaking.
I’ve used Nestabilities dies for the frame. Beautiful but unfortunately not so good at cutting through thick Maja papers :(. Flowers are a mixture of Prima, Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. The seam binding has been coloured with Distress Stain Bundled Sage.A little close up. The pearls are from Magnolia as well.And let’s take a look inside…“Everything works out… with the right type of coffee”. Yes I know. Me and my coffee…
I’ve digged in on the 6×6 papers as well now. I think this beauty fitted perfectly on the inside. So I guess even more cards will be coming up since I need to try my new dies. Nestabilities ones… He he. Might get interesting in combo with Maja.
A failed meringue dessert (that eventually ended up as candy snacks in a jar) followed by an even worse cake… At last I got my guests that came to mourn that another year of my life has passed fed and happy. (Why can’t the years start calculating backwards?) I should definitely consider retiring from my sub-career as a pastry cook. My skills have definitely not improved lately. On the contrary. So now I’m sitting here, eating up what’s left of the fresh strawberries… Speaking of getting older, here’s another birthday card I made. I’ve used the Vintage Summer Basics collection by Maja Design. The vintage image is from Pion Design. All flowers, doily and ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts. And a look on the inside… The border is actually made with a paper scrap from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…And the other side…
I also need to show you something that my dear friend Ingrid Gooyer sent me some time ago.Isn’t it the cutest? I had the cake as a table decoration today. It looked a whole lot better then the real one.
A friend of mine gave birth to her third child two weeks ago and I made her this card…I’ve used the Coffee In The Arbour collection…The small alpha pearls were found in a bargain bin on Michael’s a couple of years ago. Flower, ribbon and leaves by Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. The little frame has been cut out from a Melissa Frances package, using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die. Chipboard by Scrap FX, bowknot and metal heart from LSS.Here’s a glimpse of the inside. Aren’t these papers to die for? Pure love. I’ve used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch for the border and cut out the heart by hand.All papers have been inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.
When people ask me how I take my coffee my usual response is “intravenously”. There’s simply no such thing as out of coffee in my house. I can’t even remember that I’ve ever ran out of it since I moved out from my parents house. This delightful beverage is not to take lightly…
When the new Coffee In The Arbour collection was released it was a continuation of the beloved Fika series. I discovered that I couldn’t create anything with the new collection without dragging out the old one. So here’s a little tribute card to my favourite brown papers of the Fika collection…
Heavy thunderstorm going on and the elecriticity is out. But what’s better then candles and take out food?
Exciting day… A year and a half ago I decided to step down from the Creative Team at Maja Design since I started working there as a Marketing Director. When Cathy decided to come back to our team she needed a little help. So I decided to step in every fourth week and do some projects myself. So for the first time in a very long time, here’s a posting with a little creation… created by me.
A very dear friend of mine got married in June. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the wedding but I created this card for her, using the Vintage Summer Basics collection.
And yes, the glasses and cake decoration was used during my own wedding eight years ago. The years do pass by very fast.
I’ve cut out different Scrap FX chipboards and painted them randomly with Gesso. I’ve used Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a border punch by Martha Stewart for the edge. The metallic frame is one of my Tim Holtz Idea-Ology favourites. The flowers are from Prima, floss by Karen Foster.
I wrote a poem on the inside of the card, hopefully she liked it. I’ve used the following papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection…
As you might have seen on the Maja blog today I’m going to step in as a regular member of the Creative Team for a while. I will be sharing postings with the ever so talented Cathy Lane. It’s been a while since I took on any dt-assignments, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.
My first posting will be July 27th but I will try to post creations a bit more often on my blog as well. Here’s a birthday card I made for a friend who celebrated her 40th birthday a couple of weeks ago.I’ve used the wonderful Coffee In The Arbour collection in combination with heartshaped doilies and roses by Wild Orchid Crafts.
The 40 chipboards are mistable chipboards by Pink Paislee that I misted with Glimmer Mist Chalkboard Cornflower Daze. I’ve added some Distress Ink Antique Linen to it as well. The little circular stamped image has been stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp on a piece of Sofiero paper. The swirls has been cut out using a Tim Holtz die.
I hope you got inspired and I’ll see you around!
I’ve used papers from Vintage Spring Basics by Maja Design. Dies by Nestabilities, embossing folder and large die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz.