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12 tags of… 2013.

Ups. Sorry. A bit behind everybody else, but I found a really nice tag from Tim Holtz’s 12 tags of 2013 that I thought I’d try…

I’ve used different Distress Stains, stamps and masks to create the background. 
I created some masks using my Gazelle and the vertical stripes are actually a tree branch mask by Tattered Angels. You use what you have. :)
Not sure you can see the fabulous shimmer of the tag, but I’ve used one of the metallic stains for the background and it sure gives it something extra irl. Well worth the money. 
I love Tim’s Idea of using the honeycomb mask on the ribbon. Looks really cool.
And here’s his own version of it. Quite more colourful then mine. Not too surprising. 😉
To see how I created the tag, check out the master himself here.

Supplies used:
Distress Stains
Weathered Wood
Antique Linen
Bundled Sage
Metallic Brushed Pewter

Distress Ink Pads
Faded Jeans
Black Soot
Walnut Stain

Pen nib, wordband, baubles, stamps, masks by Tim Holtz.
Texture Paste

Autumn tag

I had a horrible traffic all way back home from work today, leaving me with a serious headache. So what could be better medicine then just mess up my newly fixed nails with some paint…

I have used tons of Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam, Distress Stains, Distress Ink etc. A lot of fun and a lot of mess.

The roses used to be pink, but black spray solves all kinds of problems. He he.

I have used a quote by John Donne, an English poet who lived in the 1500’s. The quote says

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As i have seen in one autumnal face.”

You can still see the patterned paper through the ink. Lots of beautiful maple leaves…

Supplies used:
Maja Design Walking In The Forest collection

Distress Ink Pad Black Soot
Distress Ink Black Soot (spray)
Glimmer Mist English Ivy
Glimmer Mist Candy Corn
Glimmer Glam Stiletto
Glimmer Glam Hay Ride
Distress Stain Antique Bronze
Distress Stain Wild Honey
Distress Stain Forest Moss
Adirondack Alcohol Ink Mixatives Copper

The rest…
Tim Holtz/Sizzix die Tag And Bookplates
Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen Garden Blossom
Chipboard by Dusty Attic
Large rose and letters by Prima
Small roses by Wild Orchid Crafts
White Gesso by Claudine Helmuth
Buttons were gift from friends…

I got something in the mail today…

Hubby went to pick up our mail and came back with an envelope posted in the US. It turned out that sweet Rochelle, who won the Vintage Summer Basics giveaway, had sent me the cutest tag.

Isn’t she a darling? The embossing doesn’t show on photo, but it’s really cool. Reflects in different colours.

Thank you so much Rochelle, I really appreciate it.

Some more tags…

Like I told you the other day I dragged out my Distress Stains and just let my hands work around by themselves without any deeper thoughts. Really releasing and these are the second and third I came up with…

I sprayed the tags with water to make the colours blend, then I just dotted them on. I also sprayed them with some Chalkboard afterwards.

Supplies used:
Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Picket Fence
Antique Linen
Wild Honey
Walnut Stain
Victorian Velvet
Barn Door
Weathered Wood
Faded Jeans
Dusty Concord
Bundled Sage
Forest Moss

Tim Holtz Flights Of Fancy

Tim Holtz Artful Things
Prima Hex Net

The other stuff…
Manila tag
Distress Ink pad Black Soot
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black

Ranger Archival Ink Blue Violet

Inka Gold Wax Silver 

Distress Stickles Rock Candy
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard Chalk

Just a tag…

I was just experimenting with some stamps and Distress Stains and here’s the first tag I came up with…

Got to say that the Distress Stains has grown on me. I didn’t like them first, but now I think they are quite useful…

Supplies used:
Manila tag
Distress Stain Wild Honey
Distress Stain Faded Jeans
Distress Ink pad Black Soot
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Ranger Archival Ink Blue Violet
Inka Gold Wax Silver

Tim Holtz Flights Of Fancy
Tim Holtz French Market
Tim Holtz Artful Things

Bookmark- Maja Design

I saw a photo somewhere where somebody clever had used scraps to make beautiful bookmarks. Whoever you are, thanks for the idea… Here’s my little version

I have used different paper scraps from the Fika collection, together with Nestabilities ovals and scalloped ovals. I have also used a punch around the page set from Martha Stewart called Cherish.

The cute vintage image is from Pion Design. You can make a bookmark like this in notime, make your scraps usable and get a beautiful homemade gift for someone special…

The Tim Holtz stamp says “What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day in your life for it”. Text has been embossed with white embossingpowder.

Soaked in Vintage Summer Basics – Maja Design

Today I’m posting FOUR creations from the brand new Vintage Summer Basics by Maja Design. Marie has done an amazing job creating this new collection. As usual it’s very versatile and comes in several different colour schemes so there’s something for everybody.

The postman delivered them just in time for the Easter holidays, so I have been totally soaked in Vintage Summer Basics this weekend.

I surprised myself by falling in love with the pink papers! I’m pretty good at falling in love with beautiful papers, but I don’t remember ever liking pink papers this much.

All papers in this posting are from the Vintage Summer Basics collection and have all been distressed with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. I will only name the papers used.

Those of you who visited my blog yesterday and saw the sneak peeks know that I’ll be sharing one tag, one card, one box with drawers and one layout today.

So, let’s start out with the layout…

I took this photo in the small village of Andahuaylillas in Peru. The village was a real treat. Birds were singing, the farmers were sitting on benches resting after a hard days work. It was like the time had stopped.

The pink background paper is called 1922. I have used the Martha Stewart Double Arches Punch Around The Page set for the 1921 paper and handstitched it.

Time letters has been cut out with my Gazelle, paper Memories. I have used the Weathered Clock die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix for the clock (paper 1922). The butterfly has been cut out with the same paper using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I added some Distress Stickles Rock Candy to make it sparkle. Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The vintage couple has been cut out from the 1926 paper. The wrinkled border is from 1922. So is the floral paper that has been cut out with the Swirling Lace punches (Martha Stewart). The paper with text on is called 1891 and has been punched with the Cherish punches, also by Martha Stewart.

The photo mat has been cut from the 1933 paper. I have used the Memories paper for the tag and the punched brown border (Martha Stewart). White small windows from Prima’s Architecture collection. Clock face and spinners by Tim Holtz. Pink rose by Prima, white roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, pink flowers from Recollections.

The next creation is a tag that I just had to make when I saw this gorgeous paper…

I have cut out the tag with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die called Tag And Bookplates. I used 1935 for the tag and 1934 for the circles.

The punched paper (Floral Vine punch by Martha Stewart) is 1934 as well. I have painted it with white Gesso to make it a bit lighter.

The butterfly has been cut out from 1934. I added some Distress Stickles Rock Candy to it to make it sparkle. The chipboard is from Imaginarium and has been painted with white Gesso and distressed with Distress Ink Walnut Stain (so has the papers). Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The third creation is a box with four drawers that I made for my hubby as an eastern present.

I used 1915 for the top and the bottom. I love how sturdy Maja papers are. They are such high quality so you can use them for making boxes and other things that papers from a lot of other brands can’t.

I used the Cherish Punch Around the Page set by Martha Stewart. Flowers from Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. Bling from Prima, pearls made with Pearl Maker Amber. The vintage image and lined paper from the Memories paper.

Just a close-up…

I used 1916 for the drawers. The panels are made out of 1916 and 1912. Hitch fasteners by Tim Holtz. The panels are made out of 1902.
Mother’s Day is approaching in Sweden. So I made a Mother’s Day card as my fourth creation for today…

The base is made out of one patterned paper, 1933.

I have cut out the Vintage image (from the Memories paper) using a Nestabilities die (labels seventeen). Background from 1935. All flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Pearls from Michaels.

I used the labels seventeen dies again to make the tag where I will write a greeting. I have used 1934 for the largest, 1925 for the middle and ordinary white cardstock for the smallest. I have stamped it with a Tim Holtz stamp using Distress Ink Iced Spruce.

I hope you all got inspired!

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics sneak peek

I’m posting four creations out of the new Vintage Summer Basics tomorrow. One tag, one card, one box with drawers and one layout! How about that… :)

Marie has done an amazing job creating this new collection. As usual it’s very versatile and comes in several different colour schemes so there’s something for everybody.

So today I’m going to post some sneak peeks to give you a little preview of this new fantastic collection.

From the layout….

From the tag…

From the box with drawers…

From the card…

So don’t forget to stop by tomorrow to see these creations in total. You will LOVE this new collection!

Inky fingers again…

I just came back from sunny Florida, jetlaged and can’t sleep at night. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be around my scraphouse again. I’m just walking around it and savor in the creative atmosphere.

My x boyfriend once told me that the only time of year my fingers didn’t stink of garlic was when we were traveling. Rather interesting comment since my hubby usually calls me Mrs Vampire due to my large fangs. :)

My fingers have been rather clean lately so I thought I’d do something about it immediately. 😉

Before I left I spotted some Glimmer Mist with names so cool you just had to buy them. Who can resist “True Blood” and “Afraid of The Dark”? Especially if you are called Mrs Vampire. LOL.

I made this tags with the mentioned Glimmer Mists in combination with some Tattered Leather. I used a Tim Holtz embossing set called Clock and Steampunk set, misted the tag and then added some Gold Wax to the numbers and game-spinners.

The flowers are from Prima, lace and bling from Recollections.

My second tag, a frosty one…

 I have used the same embossing folder set and have misted the tag with Silver, Frost and Slate. I have used Gold Wax Silver on the embossed areas. Tape, filmstrip and all metals by Tim Holtz. The stitches are a rub-on from Bo Bunny’s Country Garden collection. Tull from Michaels.

A close up on the embossed area.

Have a great day!

Favourites from 2011- the other stuff…

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.

Chocolate box

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.

Fairytale castle

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.

DVD shelf

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…