Saturday, 14 October 2017

Allsorts - Think Pink

This week at Allsorts the theme is to Think Pink. I made a card with Melissa Frances paper and my beloved Sizzix daisy die. The jury is still out on the black background for my cards, but at least I have given it a fair shot :)

We are sponsored this week by Swedish House Crafts and even have some lovely guest DT-work from them on our challenge blog.
Off today to some thrift shop hopping with my wee one, never know when one might stumble on a bargain :)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Allsorts - Trees and leaves

This week's challenge at Allsorts is to feature trees and/or leaves on your creation. I coloured the die cut leaf bought on E-bay with distress inks Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Dried Marigold to get the autumn look. I'm trying a black background to the photo but I'm not sure that I like it.
Anyway, we are sponsored by Marianne Design this week, so a lovely prize for a lucky winner.

Well, now I'm off to my elder one and their newly bought house just outside of town - to smell the head of my beloved grandchild and to clear some waterspouts, trim some thujas and paint a wall with the most hidious wallpaper ever, that needs to be covered immediately :)


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Allsorts - Sentiment in focus

My turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and I want you to put the sentiment in focus.
I used a sentiment from Winnie and Walter on soft green backing paper with a die cut border for interest and I still need to figure out how to turn the ribbon right so that the dots show on both tails of the bow...

I finally get that clean and crispy stamping now - after years of fussy, shady, half-inked images... By using a picture frame from IKEA, turning it into a misti using this tutorial.

We have digi stamps from Digistamp boutique and a lovely die from Tattered Lace up for grabs so do join in!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Allsorts - Things with wings

The theme at Allsorts this week is Things with Wings and I opted for butterflies, in the comfort zone for sure! A plain gift tag with butterflies, a big bow and a computer generated sentiment. I added the sentiment below, for personal use. Enjoy!

And there are beautiful stamps to be won this week, so do join in!



Saturday, 16 September 2017

Allsorts - Feels like autumn

Here in the north of Sweden it sure feels like autumn - actually most of this summer did... So the theme at Allsorts - Feels like Autumn - was quite fitting. A distressed background in green, brown and orange and a stamped Penny Black tree with copper Stickles is my contribution this week.


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Allsorts - at least two design papers

This week at Allsorts the challenge is to use at least two design papers. A good opportunity to perhaps use the papers you bought and put in a drawer for later use - or the papers you just look at and gently stroke cause they're so pretty. Using up some design paper means you can get new design paper, you know :). I used three just to be on the safe side :) I die cut the text three times and glued together to get it thick and chipboard like.


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Allsorts - new beginnings

This week at Allsorts the theme is New beginnings. I went for a baby card, using an image from Lili of the Valley and masked it off so I could colour the background since I wanted the bunny really white. Just some pretty backing paper and lots of doodling. The stamped sentiment says Welcome to the world in Swedish. 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Allsorts - ribbon, more than a bow

This week at Allsorts the challenge is to use ribbon but use it for more than just a bow. I took some ribbon, weaved them together and put them inside a circle frame. I finished it off with a die cut sentiment dipped in gold glitter and som gold stickles around the frame.
We are sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons with these gorgeous bundles of ribbon: