Monday, June 30, 2008


I can not believe i only made one card with this cute little Tilda so far :-) I wanted to give her a really soft look so i used my Stampin up reinkers to color her in. The top was an experiement with Derwent Watercolor Pencils. Iam not so happy with them.. probably just something i have to try more often - iam just more used to the aquapainter and ink.

Magnolia: Tilda with Ballon from the Spring kit can be ordered at Magnolia Sweden or at Magnolia-licous for Northamerica and Canada
Ribbons: Rasberry June kit
Oh i almost forgot... Nikki has some faboulous blog candy to give away AND you can see on her blog how the new Magnolia spring kit looks like. Lucky she ... she got her stuff already!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Almost weeeeekend ladies :-) oh my goodness.. i think my craft table will be finished on the weekend. I still can not really believe it. The basment was supposed to be finished before Christmas :-) hehehe...
Here is my card for the Friday Sketcher Blog.. boy oh boy Bea came up with an awesome sketch. My stuff feels boooooring :-) Have a super weekend and i hope you click by on the Friday Sketcher blog and check the work of the other Designers. Hugs
Magnolia: Summer Sea Collection 2008
Sentiment: Stampin up
Embellishments: Prima Marketing flowers, hardware from the bead section and Matha Stewart Zig Zag punch

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Small Wonders

Sorry, iam so late with my postings the last couple of days. I am still trying to catch up with everything. It feels weired to make cards after almost 2 weeks. :-) the cards i showed last week were made on Mothersday cause i wanted to have something to show while I am gone.

Anyhow as much as i feel like.. oh.. i have no idea what to make - it is also fun to look at my cs again :-) i totally see my stuff in a new way. I dont know for how long i had this fun paper in my box but i thought it looks cute with these three Magnolia stamps.

Stamps: Magnolia (Tilda is from the Shabby Chic collection, Background stamp from Summer and Sea collection, Cloud can be found in the Fall 2007 collection)
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag Mama!!!!! :-) xoxoxox

Have you ordered your Magnolia Fall Kit yet? It is the best DEAL you can get on Magnolia stamps. You will not know what you will get but the prize for the stamps are fabulous. The stamps are unmounted so dont forget to buy some EZ mount so you can get started once they arrive. :-)

Monday, June 23, 2008


What a wonderful sketch IsMaKi has for this week... love it. For my cards i used stamps i wanted sooo badly :-) .. Carole sent me the grass :-) i used on this card. When i picked my mail up from mail office i could not believe when i saw what Carole sent me:-) filled with goodies o-h m-y w-o-r-d!!! The green buttons were a gift from my friend Tina. I had many questions via email about "Magnolia-licous" now i am able to hopefully ansewer some.

Here is a close up of my card so you are able to see the new June-Rasberry Ribbon Kit better. I used 3 different kinds they are so pretty :-)

Stamps: Magnolia (Tilda, grass line, ladybug, butterfly and clouds) stamps can be purchased at Magnolia in Sweden Sentiment: "Circle of Friendship" Stampin up
Coloring: Copics and Twinkeling H2O
Embellishments: June Rasberrry Ribbon Kit, Ranger liquid pearls, Stampin up: Pretties Kit, Buttons gift from sweet Tina

This card is for sale

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Roll Call -Thursday

Iam out of town.. this post is kindly published by my friend Kristine.

This week's challenge over on "Cute Card Thursday" blog is to make a birthday card. Fabulous challenge.. it seams that I NEVER have a birthday card when i need one :-) For my card i created this sketch: and asked my friends Bea from Megastamper and Carole from Stardust Gems and Ribbons to be my "Guest Designers". I wanted to see hwat they come up with when using my sketch.
( i only gave them my personal sketch!!! no information about the Challenge on CCT)

Here is the card i made.

Sentiment: Stampin up "Curvy Verses"

Prima Flowers, Ribbon: Stampin up Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla

Coloring: Stampin up re-inkers
If you like the sketch.. please show us your card by linking your artwork under this posting.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


This card is beeing published by my dear friend Kristine. Iam out of town for a period of time.

This card was inspired by the fun "Daisy D" Desinger Paper Magnolia sent me a while back. I still had some scraps and wanted to use it. I used various circle punches to punch the monkeys out and layer them with matching CS. Scallops are made with the notch punch from Stampin up. The black panel is embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder "Swiss Dots" to hide the seam of all the layers i used a black ric rack ribbon from Martha Stewart. I had the fabric corner holders in blue and read like for 2 years in my drawer and finally they matched a project :-)

Embellishments: Stampin up: Real red ribbon, Martha Stewart black ric rak ribbon, Fabric corner holders are Making Memories
Tools: various Stampin up circle punches, notch punch, Swiss Dot Embossing folder

Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer & Sea Collection card

Saturday was happy mail day for me :-) i my new Summer & Sea Magnolia stamps, a hudge package from Donalda - she helped me out with white CS - and some Nestabilities arrived. Donalda has some blog candy up for grasp.. if you like the Die cuts i used on my cards (like the swirls).. check it out she is giving some of them away. I mounted all my stamps and started coloring in.. so this morning when i saw on Bea's blog that she had made a super sketch Ismaki. I was almost there :-) I just had to do some cutting and sweing to finish my card. Check out Bea's personal blog... she has in her sidebar some fabulous sketches posted. On this card i did not use any Prima flowers on purpose. I wanted to show that you do not need big mbellishments to make a card nice and just let the image shine. Just a few simple pieces of hardware were used and i like it! This way i believe this card could be also sent to a male.

Stamps: Magnolia Summer Sea Collection 2008 (picket fence is from a previous line)
Sentiment: Amuse Elzybells line
Paper CS: Stampin up (Fall Flowers) and Bazzill CS
Embellishments: Stampin up hardware Hodgepodge, Nestabilities (for tag and circle), narrow olive poly twill ribbon
Coloring: Copics, Prismacolor Pencils, White gel pen, Twinkeling H2O

Sunday, June 8, 2008

For my Mom

My husband is leaving for a business trip to Washington DC. I am kind of excited :-) iam hoping to have maybe more time to get some cards done in peace... cause the basement work will stop for a week on the other hand iam worried that i will be too tiered after i have the boys in bed to get anything creative done.

I love this card.... i think it is the new paper i got :-) it is from the DCWV Nanny girl pack. So cute and soft colors inside. I thought Tilds with nightgown is the prefect match for this style card. I sat her of some swirls i got from Debbies die Cuts (if you like check out my second blog.. i posted there a card using more die cuts and show an other possibility to use Alotas gorgeous background stamp with people images) since i have already so much ribbon at the top part of the card. The reverse scallops are made with the Stampin up Tab punch - i took a few fotos how to make the reverse scallops in January.

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda from the Valentines collection,
Sentiment: Fancy Flexible Phrases Stampin up
Embellishments: Debbies Die Cuts, Robins Nest, Stickles, Vanilla Taffeta ribbon (Stampin up), pink button (Rasperry Ribbons June kit), Prima Flower
Tools: Stampin up Tab Punch
Paper: Very Vanilla (iam tooootally out of my WW CS :-) Green CeleryColoring: Copics

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cute Card Thursday #13 Christmas Card

The new Challenge on CCT this week is to make a Christmas card. We thought we'd give you a helping hand to get your cards started early this year and we have a fabulous CD of Christmas designs which Wendy of OOh La La Creations has kindly donated as a prize to be given to one randomly chosen winner.
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda, The snowflake spot: Stampin up
Embellishments: red and stardust stickles, 5/8 vanilla grossgrain ribbon Stampin up, Making Memories rhinestone brad, Prima Marketing flowers, gold cord
CS: Chocolate Chip, Artichoke, Vanilla, Ruby Red
DP: Daisy D (Daisy D's paper lines can be found at Magnolia's online store)
Ink: Black Ranger Aridondack, Bashful Blue, Close to cocoa Stampin up
Tools: Nestabilities
Coloring: Various Copic Markers, white gel pen

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

from the heart

I made this card with my mom in mind. Her birthday is comming up this month .. so iam working on a few female birthday cards - till i have the "RIGHT" one for her :-) This is my first card i show you using a die cut swirl i got from "Debbies Die Cuts". Love these swirls! I addes some stickles on it - i do not know if you can tell. All papers are sponged. The Bazzill CS base is sponged in Craft white, tags are sponged with Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa classic inkpads. The ribbon is a fake May Arts ribbon :-)

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda (Spring/Valentines Collection), Stampin up: Office Accountrement, Sentiment: Stampin up: All Holidays
CS: Pink Bazill Basics, Very Vanilla (Stampin up)
Embellishments: Swirl "Debbies Die Cuts", Prima Marketing flowers, buttons: Provo Craft, Stickles for swirl and wings, silver cord for buttons, polka dot ribbon: Michaels