Saturday, 22 July 2017

Allsorts - Fancy folds

My turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and I chose Fancy folds. So make a card with more than one fold, or fold a bag, a box, a birthday cake.
I made a gift bag, folded from white cardstock and decorated with flowers using a Sizzix die, leaves using a maple leaf die, stamped the name on a tag and printed a computer generated sentiment. It's a bag that my nephew's baby got for his christening.


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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Allsorts - Lavender and lace

At Allsorts this week we have a combination for you - Lavender and lace. This, I guess, sets up for some really soft, shabby chic, pastel creations. At least, that's how I interpreted it :). So my card is just that; soft, pastel, shabby chic with sewn on lace and gold embossed sentiment.
Have a lovely weekend!

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Allsorts - Magical/Mythical

This week at Allsorts the theme is Magical/Mythical, so think fairies, trolls, unicorns and wizards. I wanted to try some rarely used colours from the distress ink shelf so I went for fired brick and black soot.

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Allsorts - A question of sport

The theme at Allsorts this week is sports, all kinds. So I went for fishing cause it works well for male cards, and the family is rapidly filling up with boys :)
I made a tag where I masked off the Lili of the valley-stamp so I could keep the sweater and fishing bobber white, and coloured the background with DI weathered wood, tumbled glass and bundled sage.




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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Allsorts - Flower Power

It is time for another challenge at Allsorts but before that, let me just share with you the picture of my grandson, born this Tuesday, who has totally stolen my heart :).

Sussi Wikströms foto.

So... Allsorts... the theme this week is Flower Power, easy enough :) I made a gift tag with lace and roses. The bells chime when you move the card, really pretty :).

Other challenges:
IamRoses - anything goes (all flowers except the two-coloured pink ones from IamRoses)
Crafty Creations - anything goes
ScrapandCraft - anything goes
Vildasstamps - anything goes
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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Allsorts - Birthday boy

Morning,
we had our graduation at school this Wednesday so summer holiday has just begun. Not for me though, I'm in London writing the interim report for the Erasmus project our school is involved in. But there are worse places to spend a working weekend I think :). I know there has been a lot of turbulence there lately but we can't let crazy people scare us to stay at home, cause then they will have won! I love London and every chance I get, I will keep coming back there. And when I go home, it's to go to school for one more day - mainly to tidy up my desk - and then it's summer vacation until August 11th.

At Allsorts, our theme this week is Birthday boy, and I am - of course - in a baby mood (roughly two more weeks til I'm a proper granny) so I made a baby birthday card. Not for the chap we're waiting for, but for the little darling my nephew got last year. He's turning a whole year soon :) Wendy, who is hosting the challenge, stipulated that there has to be a stamped image so I used the lovely Hamish the Chef stamp on a plain background.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Allsorts - use two or more dies

This week at Allsorts the theme is: Use two or more dies. I used two circle dies with stitched edge and a die with baby clothes on a line, really cute.
Just wish I could hang out the washed clothes to dry in reality, since they smell fantastically when dried in the garden, but it's cold and grey and will most likely rain today, so not really a good idea.


We are sponsored with some really pretty dies from Marianne Dies so hurry over and join in!
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Allsorts - Christmas in June

Time to start thinking about the Christmas cards, it'll be winter before we know it :) So this week at Allsorts the theme is Christmas in June, just to get you started :)
I made a gift tag with iridescent snowflakes and some tiny bells. Computer generated sentiment, I've added it at the bottom of the post if you want to use it for your own creations.
We have two sponsors - digistamp boutique and Tattered Lace, so two lucky winners this week.


Other challenges:
vilda stamps - Anything goes
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