7/31/2011

Happy Sunday!

I’m having a great Sunday, getting a lot of things done. I like that! :) Hope yours is as good! :)

Here is a card I did yesterday using my favorite Prickley Pear flower stamp Hibiscus. I know, I know…. but…. At least I varied the look of it some. I almost ALWAYS use patterned papers and paper piece it, but this time I’m working on layer, masking the flowers and leafs and coloring with COPICS!

those who look Case

I glittered the card up some, using a green glittery cardstock for the border and covering the flower with Glimmer Glam. Love that stuff! :) :) :) And the Paper Pen!

The card is made for this week’s  CASE Study Challenge. The card to CASE is out of this world. It’s made by this months’ muse Dawn Woleslagle.  Go check it out HERE!

If you feel like some more Prickley Pear, I have a Chocolate treat card up at the Prickley Pear blog. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

Tesa

7/30/2011

Card Patterns #126

Hi! Happy Saturday! Here is the new fabbie sketch from Card Patterns:

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The sponsor this week is DRS Designs Rubber Stamps!!! I got a set with super fun golf themed rubber to play with. LOVE the sentiment! :) :) :) I know exactly who I’ll send this one to…

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I used some yummy Echo Parks paper and layered different die cuts.

Hope you will play with us! Check out the super duper gorgeous cards by the Design Team  HERE!!! :)

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I’ve been a bit off this week, with a pretty bad migraine, so not much blogging or crafting. But I did manage to get a card and a layout done this morning before I began working on the walls of the boy’s room. I’ll be back with the card tomorrow.

The photos are from my son’s graduation celebration and I took them with my iPhone and  shared them with Instagram. My boy is so NOT into taking photos. He really HATES it but on special days I demand my right as a mom to snap photos. He really tries to bare with me, while his friend in the background turns out to love having her photo taken. :) :) :) Look how she is peeking up behind him!

photo fun

I used my July Kit Urban Loft from Cocoa Daisy (LOOOVE this kit, such awesome colors, and the stamp!!!!) and the sketch is from Sketchy Thursdays

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!! I wish you a lovely weekend!!!

Tesa

7/26/2011

Going CAS

Hi peeps! We have a beautiful sunny day today. Not that I can fully enjoy it, sitting in my office until late tonight. But I do hope my men will go to the beach and have fun, not messing up my house more than they did yesterday! GAHHHHH! Not much time for anything but work, cleaning up and house renovation right now (started on my boy's room on Sunday, hope to be done by the end of the week). I do try to sneek in some crafting moments. And I tend to go CAS. Not that it make my process any quicker... But it might have something to do with my messy mind and house, trying to go clean when crafting. Maybe. :):):)

I have a layout and a card today. The layout is this week's DT project for Scrap-Perra. New stuff is filling the shop and more is to come now after CHA. I have some awesome Authentique papers in a trailer moving my way due in Karlstad sometime this weekend. So, it's about time starting to use the papers I've been hoarding, not wanting to cut... The Crate Restoration line is one that I've had on my desk and patted for quite some time. But now, it's time to say goodbye!


Yummy! I've called it "Happiness in a cup". It's such a beautiful Cappuccino, and it tasted soooooo good, and I was in such a good mood when having it in a lovely place in Barcelona with my two favorite guys. It was a happy moment! Totally CAS! But I love how the colors and patterns are simply gorgeous, didn't want to cover anything up. Even though I did try. I used this fab sketch from Creative Scrappers:


The card is a Christmas card. I started out this year with a lot of year round challenges, like making a Christmas card every week. Yeah, well... that worked out.... not. But I do loooove making them, and when The Rubber Café have the Christmas in July challenge this week, I got my stamps out and loved every minute.


Here is a close up on the cover. I put some glitter on the snow flakes and some glossy accents on the berries and it came out really nice. And the colors come up more like IRL on this one too. The rain was pouring when I took the photos, so it wasn't easy.


It's a window card and I'm entering it in Jingle Belle's Oh HOLE-y Night challenge. Just wish I had taken a photo of the inside too. The snowman is really cute, and the cloudy MME paper was a perfect background. Oh well. That would have made this post EVEN LONGER! I guess I'm chatty today - you get that way when sitting in an office in an empty house all days...

Thanks for baring with me! Have a lovely day!
Tesa

7/23/2011

Card Patterns #125 and a layout

Here is this week’s sketch from Card Patterns!

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Sparkle Creations {Rubber Stamps} is this week’s sponsor and the DT got some fun red rubber to play with. I got sweet Cupcake Ruby! Here is my take:

CP 125

Hope you will play with us this week!

I have a layout to share too. I made it this morning, it was one of those layouts that simply made itself. A great sketch (Sketchy Thursdays) and a super gorgeous Cocoa Daisy kit with a lot of sassy goodies made it come through in less than an hour. That never happens. At least not when I’m really happy with the result, which is the case with this one! :) :) :)

Ovan molnen

It’s my sweet boy on his first flight ever. He took like 50 photos out the window of the same beautiful sun and white floor of clouds below. He was overly excited of it all. ♥♥♥ Here is the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays:

Thank you soooo much for popping in!!! Have a fab Saturday!

Tesa

7/22/2011

Mercat St Josep

I’m working with the many photos from Barcelona and just finished my third page about our vacation. This double is about the amazing La Boqueria, the amazing market by La Rambla.  I had quite a few photos of fresh fruits and veggies so I decided on a double.

Saluhall hela

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Saluhall höger_redigerad-1

I’m entering this in Sketches In Thyme’s July Open Challenge. I choose this absolutly FAB sketch from Sketch Support.

My son is really annoyed cause I took the computer while he was a quick one to the store. He wants it back. Real bad. I need my own laptop!!!

I wish you a lovely Friday!!!!

Tesa

7/21/2011

Marvelous

Here is a card I’ve done for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps using the latest red rubber releases featuring wild animals and beautiful sentiments. Love this Koala and Marvelous sentiment.

Koalakort

I have a little Distress ink tutorial and a great tip up on the Prickley Pear blog. And don’t forget the Sketch Challenge #2 – all details HERE. Last day to enter is July 31th.

Have a great day!!!

Tesa

7/20/2011

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Today our façade renovation will come to an end. It looks great, and it will be so good to have the men (hubby and dad) on the ground again. Now I’ve started to plan the next step, but hubby says that we will hire next time…

I’ve used more of the beautiful Botanical Garden collection on today’s card. I teamed it up with some last scraps of old Pink Paislee papers I’ve been hoarding. I love the soft yellow and grey colors of these. Didn’t photograph well though.

Thinking about you floral

Details: Stamps – HCPC 3409 Tropical Floral Swirls PreCut Set, HCPC 3406 Botanical Floral 1 PreCut Set, HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set, HCPC 3383 Cardinal Posy Branch PreCut Set. Ink – Versa Fine Onyx Black. Papers – Pink Paislee. DiesSpellbinders Floral Doily Accent Shapeabilities. Other – Clear embossing powder, rhinestones, brad, ribbon.

I’m entering this in Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes and I’ve also used this fabbie sketch from Let’s Capture These Sketches.

You can find the beautiful Heartfelt Creations’  DT samples of this week over at the blog. Thanks for stopping by!!!!!

Tesa

7/19/2011

Our Daily Bread

Happy Tuesday! Here is a layout I did last week. It’s for my Barcelona album with photos from the AMAZING La Sagrada Familia.

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This is one of the fantastic doors. This one has the “Give us today our daily bread” written in 50 languages. Here is a close up:

Vårt dagliga bröd detalj 2

I used the fun sketch from Page Maps for the Punky Sprouts sketch contest:

Have a lovely day!!!

Tesa

7/17/2011

Card Patterns #124

Howdy!!! A new fab sketch came live over at Card Patterns yesterday. I was too busy painting what will be our new façade to be able to blog or pretty much do anything else. Hard work, I’ve decided I prefer my aquarelles before the smelly sticky oil based stuff any day! :)

The sponsor this week is Unity Stamp Co who will give the winner a fabbie clear stamp set of sentiments! Here’s the sketch:

And my take is pretty close. I made a light box holder. Thought it was meant to be! :)

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CP 124a

The stamps used are from the fabbie Botanical Garden release from Heartfelt Creations. Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set and Leaf Medley PreCut Set. The papers are Pink Paislee Botanical Garden. I’ve had them quite some time, too pretty to cut… Well, that is no more! :)

As always, the DT did some amazing work with this sketch, go check it out here! :) And I hope to see you play!!! Take care and thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa

7/16/2011

Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge #2

Happy Saturday!!! Today our big house façade renovation begins. I wish for good weather!!! My folks are here to help out and I think mom and I will be able to squeeze in some scrapbooking or card making too… and shopping!!! :)

There is a new sketch up at the Prickley Pear blog. If you have some PPRS goodies you should play, the prize is a Clear stamp set of your choice and a coordinating Die!!! 

#2

A great sketch which can be flipped if wanted but I looove tall cards!!! Here is my take:

To a wonderful mom 1

I used the Stella stamp. Love this lady, thinks she is sooo classy!

Take a look at the DT samples and enter your card HERE! You’ve got until July 31th!  Hope to see you play!!!

Tesa

7/14/2011

Tiger Canvas

Hi! Here is a qick one. I did a Canvas using the new Release of Wild animals and sentiments rubber stamps from Prickley Pear for the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog. I love how it came out!

Tiger 1

I made a tutorial on how to do it, you can find it HERE. I played some with modeling paste. It’s über fuuuun!!! Isn’t the Tiger magnificent!?! The sentiment is called Life and Love. It’s a good one!

I’m off to work. Have a lovely day!!!!

Tesa

7/13/2011

Heartfelt Botanical Garden Release

Hi peeps! It’s Wednesday mid month and Heartfelt Creations releases a new fantastic collection! The Botanical Garden Collection features five new precut stamp sets that coordinates with Spellbinders Rose Creations Shapeabilities Dies and Rose Shapeabilities Dies. For a chance to win this month’s release leave a comment on my blog, or the Heartfelt Creations’ Blog by July 19th, one lucky person will win the entire release ($75 value).  Winner will be announced on the HC blog on July 20.

I have a card and a layout to share today. These stamps are new favorites of mine, the possibilities!!!! First up the card:
Faith
Details: Stamps - HCPC 3409 Tropical Floral Swirls PreCut Set, HCPC 3408 Woodland Fern PreCut Set, HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set,  HCPC 3309 Faith Heb. 11:1 PreCut Set. Ink - Archival Ink Coffee, Color Box Dune, Chestnut Roan Chalk. Dies - Spellbinders Floral Doily Accent Shapeabilities, Labels 14. Paper - Bo Bunny Gabrielle. Other - Ribbon, button, clear embossing powder, pearls, scrappers floss, pearlmaker.

Here is a close up on the flowers and the soft clear embossed fern in the background. The flowers are fuzzy cut (but if I had the Spellbinders Rose Creations Shapeabilities I wouldn't have to, they are a perfect match), and layered and got some Pearlmaker dots in the center.

Faith detalj

I'm entering this card in the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World . I'm also participating in the Sketchy Colors' summer challenge. The colors to use are Beige, brown and pale blue. And here is the fabbie sketch:
Next up is a layout with photos from our Midsummer celebration this year.  

underbara sommar
Details: Stamps - HCPC 3406 Botanical Garden 1 PreCut Set, HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set, HCPC 3405 Leaf Medley PreCut Set. Ink - Archival Ink Coffee. Papers - Jillibean Soup, Crate. Other - Brads from Zva Creative, stickers from October Afternoon, lace, glass decoration stems, Tiny Alphas from Cosmo Cricket and Thickers from Pink Paislee.

Underbara sommar detalj
Here is a close up of the layered flower and the leafs. And my boy ♥♥♥. I used the fabbie July kit from Cocoa Daisy and also the super fun sketch of the month from the Cocoa Daisy Forum.

The Heartfelt Creations' blog is filled with AMAZING creation made by the fab Design Team! Go check them out HERE! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tesa

7/11/2011

A couple of cards

Happy Monday! Back to work, and let me tell you, there are not many places as deserted as University in July. Almost scary with all the long empty corridors. Good thing is I didn’t get one single phone call all day! Did a quick card when I got home, before settling with a game of Monopoly with my boy (which I won!).

Flower

It’s quite small, only 4x4 and I went for a “stamp” look using a part of the big and beautiful African Violet stamp from The Rubber Café. Went for a CAS look, and couldn’t fit a sentiment, so it will go on the inside. Lot’s of pop dots on this one.

Flower sida

I did this card for this week’s CASE Study challenge. They have a new amazing muse, Dawn Woleslagle, and the card to case is a stunner. Check it out HERE.  I also used The Color Room’s amazing summery palette #66.

Here is another card I did with beautiful stamps from The Rubber Café and awesome Riddersholm Design papers a while ago, but never blogged here. It’s a book card (again).

Bokkort 1

Bokkort 9

I made a quick tutorial in English using inches and you can find it here if interested. They are actually quite easy to make and super fun. :)

Well, I’m off to bed. Work tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

7/09/2011

Hooray!

Hi! Saturday brings a new fabbie sketch from Card Patterns!  Lookie at this one! Fun huh!?!

This week’s sponsor is BoniBleaux Designs!!!

And here is my take on the sketch.

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Cute stamps from My Cute Stamps!!! I was inspired by a post over at The Moxie Fab World where a box of Corn Flakes was an example of  every day source of inspiration and I thought I’d try that one out! Fun! :)  Go check out the fab work of the Card Patterns’ DT HERE.

I’ve spent the week with my family in beautiful Barcelona. It was a first time visit and it was instant love. What an amazing city!!! We got home late last night and first thing this morning I printed the first two out of 500+ photos and made a layout. I’m planning a Barcelona album. Never done one full album before, but now I have the photos and all the stories…  This will be the first page!

Barcelona

The big photo is taken from the top of La Sagrada Familia. The view was breath taking. And the small one is one of many of the amazing Gaudi buildings one kept running into. I used the May Cocoa Daisy kit for this page, perfect papers and details!!! Like the tickets – in Spanish!!! :) (yeah, I know, they speak Catalan in Barcelona…)

I used this super fun sketch from Sketchy Thursdays!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m off for a gigantic blog round. It’s crazy how many posts I have in my reader right now…

Tesa

7/06/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday

Hi folks! Hope you are having a good start of this beautiful Wednesday! I have another wedding card today, using the Bella Rosebud stamp set and some delicious Spellbinders dies.
A wedding wish for you
Details: StampsHCPC 3400 Bella Rosebud PreCut set. Ink – Versa Color Ash Rose, ColorBox Dune. Dies – Spellbinders Classic Square, Standard Circles Large, Lacey Circles, Floral Doily Accents.
I made the card base out of Classic rectangles and the border die from the Floral Doily Accents set. Love this border! :)
A wedding wish for you sidan
Next week we’ll be back with a new fabbie release. Until then you can check the amazing work of the Heartfelt Creations’ Design Team on the company Blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

7/04/2011

Best position!

Hi!!! Mondays are my blog day over at Scrap-Perra and for today’s post I did a layout with an old photo of my boy and my dad. They bonded early, while grandpa carried J round and round in the apartment like this. J had problems with his stomach and I think this position felt good cause he soon fell asleep.

skönaste läget

The phot0 is old and not that good, but I played some with a photo editor to make it a little bit more fun. Lots of distressing and inking on this one. Love how the Maya Road kraft envelope came out after some gesso and inking and stamping.

I used this fabbie sketch by Li-bee ti for Frosted Designs sketch #18 challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tesa

7/02/2011

Card Patterns Sketch #122

Hi! Big day today as it’s my first post as a Card Patterns Design Team member! :) :) :)
This week’s sponsor is We Scrap Kits and here is the sketch:
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And my card:
CP 122
Details: StampsPrickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Life and love, Leaf FlourishInk – Archival Ink Coffee, Color Box Dune. Papers – Bo Bunny. Other – Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Heartfelt Creations Lace Border Die, Clear embossing powder, pearls, ribbon.
Love the tall shape of the sketch, so I stayed with that. And also used my all time fave color combo! Can’t get enough of turquoise and brown. :) Here is a close up. Hope you like it!
CP 122 detalj
I hope to see you play along with Card Patterns! Have a lovely weekend!
Tesa