8/31/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I have two cards with some lovely big flowers from Heartfelt Creations to share today. Aaaaaand a sneak peak of what is to come. Let's just say that the Christmas Cheer Collection that is released Wednesday September 13th is AMAZING!!!

Both my cards are CASifyed takes of the fabbie sketch from the Square Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Vellum flower

Stamps - Heartfelt Creations: HCPC 3375 Floral Grande 1 PreCut Set, HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut SetPaper - Cardstock, Patterned paper K & Co, Vellum. Ink: Ranger embossing ink. Other: White embossing powder, brad.

Thinking of you today

Stamps: Heartfelt Creations - HCPC 2281 Moonlight Dahlia 1 PreCut Set. Papers: Cardstock, scrap patterned paper of unknown origin. Ink - Versa Fine Onyx Black. Other - Clear embossing powder, pearl from Prima.

And the sketch:


And here is a little sneak peak of the September release. The full card and a lot of DT inspiration can be viewed on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.


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Usually I write my blog posts in Windows live writer, but it's not available from where I am right now (ehmmmm). And Blogger is driving me nuts. I can't preview my post. And normally when I write my blog posts direct in blogger it isn't very cooperative when comes to putting things where I want to have them. Preview is a necessity. But nope, none today. WHY ??? Grrrr. Anyway, anything looks weird, it's all because of freaking stupid blogger (which is still not letting me comment without A LOT of trouble on many blogs). Can you tell I'm a little tired of this blogger thing???? :) :) :)

Sorry! Thanks for stopping by. It's much appreciated. And so are the sweet comments!!!!

Tesa

8/30/2011

Wonderful Lego

I made a layout this weekend using my fabbie August Cocoa Daisy kit. The photos are of my son visiting heaven, aka Lego corner at Toys R Us. He could spend hours and hours there, if only his mama would let him…

Underbara Lego

But I do think Lego is the best toy ever (alongside with the ball) and I’m happy he still enjoys his own collection and plays both on his own and with friends with it. Wonder how long it will last.

I used this fun sketch #97 from Lets Capture These Sketches:

Work is waiting. A lot of fun and not so fun things to do. Have a great day!!!

Tesa

8/29/2011

Love Vintage

A good thing with a super rainy weekend is that one does not have to mow the lawn. More scrap time! Here is a card I did with my new fab Paris Nights Background from The Rubber Café. I’ve been dying to ink this one up since I got it a couple of weeks ago. Yummy!!!

Love vintage

Details: Papers – Panduro: Cardstock. Stamps – The Rubber Café: Paris Nights Background, Vintage Treasures, Fabulous Phrases. Ink – Archival Ink: Coffee. Distress ink: Broken China, Frayed Burlap. Decorations: brads, twine, heart charms, rhinestone.

I’m entering this in the Vertical Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Here is the inside:

Love vintage insida

And, finally, the envelope. Yep, I did an envelope too, cause this week’s The Rubber Café Challenge is all about Fancy Envelopes. There is still a couple of days to play, so hope to see you there!!!

Love Vintage kuvert

Time to go to work. All the students arrive today… Big mess on the parking lot and an even bigger mess in the restaurant. Looking forward to it!!! :) :) :)

Tesa

8/27/2011

My Signature Style…

…what would that be??? I honestly didn’t have a clue, but sat down, made a card to try find out and this is how it came out.

Delicious autumn

Details: StampsPrickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Solid leaf ATC, Delicious Autumn, Build a Bird Clear Stamp Set, Heart Key Crown Clear Stamp Set. Dies – Prickley Pear Rubber Dies: Build a Bird Die, Heart Key Crown Die. Papers from Bazzill, Prima and Pink Paislee. Distress inks – Vintage Photo. Color Box – Moss Green, Pea green. Ribbon, lace, pearls and clear embossing powder.

I think the matting of the design elements on black cardstock is pretty much “me”. I often use my lovely Prickley Pear stamps (heat embossed!!!), stich on my cards and use a lot of distress ink. A clean design and ribbons and/or lace are often found on my cards. So I guess this might be my signature style. What do you think???? I’m entering this in CASE Study’s Signature challenge. It was a FUN one!!!

I used this sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday:

I have a second card using some more Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. On this one I played with mist and Copics.

Cheetah

Details:  StampsPrickley Pear Rubber StampsSmall Cheetah, Marvelous. Dies – Dies Direct Circles, Spellbinders Lacey Circles. Ink – Versa Fine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. Other - Maya Road metallic mist, mask, glossy accent, glitter pen.

Cheetah detalj

Back to cleaning the house… Have a lovely Saturday!!!!

Tesa

8/25/2011

Best Buy

I got my August Cocoa Daisy kit almost two weeks ago, but I haven’t had time to dig into it until last night. And wow, it was a gooooood one! I love the combo of colors! So worth waiting for! :) I decided to go for the August Sketch Challenge over at the Cocoa Daisy Forum and make a layout for our Barcelona album (that is coming together nicely!!!).

Bästa köpet

My boy bought a fan from a street salesman and he loooved it. Not only did it give comfort in hot spaces (like in the metro stations!!!) and out in the sun, it was an excellent way to hinder dear mom to take photos… Gaahhhhh. Well, I could take photos of the fan…

Bästa köpet detalj

It was a super fun page to make! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great remaining of this day!

Tesa

8/24/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday!!!

Happy Wednesday! I woke up to a beautiful sunny day. The fall is almost here, really early, but I love these days with blue sky and high clear and a little cold air. So refreshing!

For today’s Heartfelt Creations post I made a frame card. They are always fun to make and I love the dimension it brings.

ramkort

Details: Papers – Bazzill Beach, Prima patterned paper. Stamps – HCPC 3410 Decorative Basket PreCut Set, HCPC 3412 Botanical Floral Basket PreCut Set, HCPC 3414 Belated Birthday Wishes PreCut Set, HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set. Ink – Versa Fine Onyx Black, ColorBox Chestnut Roan. Dies – HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket Die, HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die, HCD 701 Posy Patch Die. Other – Colored with Copics, Clear embossing powder, Pearls, ribbon.

Ramkort sidan

I put the sentiment inside. It’s a good one!!!!

ramkort insida

You can find all the beautiful Design Team samples of the week in THIS post over at the Heartfelt Creations’ Blog!

I’m entering this card in Papertake Weekly’s DIES to DIE for Challenge.

And talking about challenges – LESSology is looking for a DT member!!!

Have a beautiful day!!!!

Tesa

8/23/2011

Card Patterns #128 and a Window of Opportunity

Hi! What a weekend. It didn’t turn out quite as I had planned (which is a mild understatement). Let’s just say the crop was a no show from my side. :(  On the other hand, I had some fun mileage with the best bunch of gals around! ♥♥♥ Thank you for everything!!!!

Here is my take on the Card Patterns sketch for this week. It’s one of my favorites so far. Totally fun and easy!

The sponsor is Sparkle Creations (rubber stamps) and I got darling Bicycle Chloe to play with.

CP 129

I’ve colored her with my Copics and I think I’m slowly starting to get the hang of it. So much FUN! Can you tell I got new tag dies…

You have to pop over to Card Patterns’ blog and check out the fab DT samples!!!  And I hope you will play with us this week!!!

My second card is for this week’s CASE Study Challenge. The celebration continues and it’s time to CASE a favorite card by the blog owner herself– the amazing Chupa. You can find the card I chose HERE. I loved the blue color scheme and the stitching.

Window of opportunity

Here is a close up.

window detalj

This is made with some awesome new red rubber from The Rubber Café: Through A Window.

Oki… I have a lot of catching up to do. And tons of projects in my head I hope to find time to create. One or two of them at least. :) :) :) I hate it when time is stolen from me! Better stop whining and get going. Have a fab day!!!

Tesa

8/19/2011

Living Statues

Here is a new CAS layout with photos from beautiful Barcelona. We spent one day on and around La Rambla and one of the fun things there was the living statues. Totally AMAZING!

Levande statyer

I used the beautiful Authentique papers I got in my DT kit from Scrap-Perra. These papers are wonderful. Just saying!!!! I used this fabbie sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

Now I’m off for a loooong day. First super important all day conference and THEN…. off to Järfälla/Stockholm and Scrap-Perra’s CROP tomorrow!!!! YAY!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tesa

8/17/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday

Hi all! I’ve had some serious fun with the latest Heartfelt Creations release. I used the Decorative Layered Basket die to make small baskets. :) Super easy and really neat. Perfect for a bleated birthday gift!

Basket set
Details: Stamps – HCPC 3410 Decorative Basket PreCut Set, HCPC 3414 Basketweave Background PreCut Set, HCPC 3414 Belated Birthday Wishes PreCut Set. Dies – HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket Die, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 Shapeabilities. Ink – Versa Fine, Onyx Black, Distress Ink Broken China, Peeled Paint. Colored with Copics. Other: Ribbon, rhinestones.

I’ve entered a blue & green period. Love that combo! :)

Love you
Details: Stamps - HCPC 3411 Woven Basket PreCut Set, HCPC 3412 Botanical Floral Basket PreCut Set, HCPC 3406 Botanical Floral 1 PreCut Set,  HCPC 3405 Leaf Medley PreCut Set, HCPC 3392 Bella Rose House PreCut Set. Ink – Versa Fine Onyx Black, Distress ink Vintage Photo. Dies – HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket Die, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Classical Scalloped Circles Large. Papers – Cosmo Cricket. Other – brad, ribbon, button, edge punch, rhinestones, white signo pen.
I’m entering this card in The Pink Elephant’s Stitching challenge. Lot’s of hand stitching on this one! I also loved this sketch by Chupa in the Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #24 and used it for my card!

The Heartfelt Creations’ Design Team has made some awesome creations (like always!!!) go check them out HERE! :)
And hey, would you like to be part of a super FUN challenge blog team??? Check THIS out!!!

I’m so glad you stopped by!!!! Thank you!
Tesa

8/15/2011

Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday folks! As this is posted I’m on my way to this year’s work kick off at a spa in an 18th century mansion.  I like the idea of this kick off… :) I also like the fact that Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps launches it’s third monthly sketch challenge today.
Here is the sketh.

#3
I loved the sketch, but in my creative process I strayed a little…
But the main elements are all there! :)

#3 Tesa
I inked up the Girl with basket stamp and colored her with Copics. The hearts are die cut with the Heart Key Crown Die   and the lovely sentiment is from the Spring Scalloped Circles clear stamp set.

I hope you want to play with us! There is a mighty nice prize (clear stamp set and coordinated die of ones choice!!!) and super fun! You can find all the details HERE!!!

Have a great new week!
Tesa

8/13/2011

Card Patterns #128

We are having a beautiful Saturday here in Forshaga. Sun is shining and we’ve been to IKEA. Two good things!!!

It’s time for a new Card Patterns sketch!

I loved working with this one and tried going a little bit vintage with the fabbie Stella stamp.

CP 128

Love the sentiment too… :) :) :) Both stamps are from Prickley Pear.

Back to trying to get a sofa put together…

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tesa

8/12/2011

TGIF!

I’m so thankful for the fact it’s finally Friday afternoon. I’ve had a serious crafting itch the last couple of days and no time to do anything about it. But I did today  - the boy is over with friends and dinner will be served later sooooo I headed to my craft table as soon as I quit work. YAY! :) :) :)  And ended up making a CAS card for the combined CAS-ual Fridays and Clean and Simple Stamping challenge.

Let not your heart

Details: StampsHeartfelt creations: HCPC 3408 Woodland Fern PreCut Set, HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set, HCPC 3321 Believe PreCut Set. Ink – Archival Ink: Coffee. Color Box: Bamboo, Moss Green. Distress ink: Broken China, Frayed Burlap. Other – Clear embossing powder, ribbon, pearl.

Here is the sketch I used:

Time to make some pizza and maybe a glass of wine. Fridays are goooood!

Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

P.s. Don’t forget the LAUNCH GIVEAWAY over at the LESSology Blog!!!!

8/10/2011

New Heartfelt Creations Release!!!

Hi! It’s mid month and time for a new fabbie release from Heartfelt Creations!

The Decorative Basket Collection features classic basket images that will be a "go to" set time after time. You can arrange endless styles of flowers into these baskets, use them for party favors, harvest baskets, Christmas baskets...the possibilities are endless. This collection features 5 new precut stamp sets and one exclusive Heartfelt Creations die manufactured by Spellbinders. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog for a chance to win the entire release valued at $85.00.

I have two projects today. First a basket shaped card. I used the new Decorated Layered Basket Die to cut a Basket shaped cardbase.

Sending a basket

Details: Stamps – HCPC 3410 Decorative Basket PreCut Set, HCPC 3411 Woven Basket PreCut Set. Dies -  HCD 714 Decorated Layered Basket Die, HCD 701 Posy Patch Die. Other  – Color Box ink, Scrap paper, Copper embossing powder, ribbon, pearls, button, scrappers floss.

Next up is a card where I’ve once again played with my Copics. It’s so much fun, and I’m slowly getting a hang of it. I love how this basket turned out! I used the Basketweave Background stamp and gave the basket a nice weaved pattern.

Love you bunches

Details: Stamps – HCPC 3412 Botanical Floral Basket PreCut Set, HCPC 3413 Basketweave Background PreCut Set. Dies – HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die. Other -  Papers from October Afternoon and 7 Gypsies, ribbon, pearls, tag and white signo pen.

The design on this card is based on VLVAug2011Week1 sketch. Love this one:


The Heartfelt Creations Blog is filled with amazing samples and instructions done by the Design Team. Go check them out!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Tesa

8/08/2011

Happy FUN Birthday Amy!!!

HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY!
For sweet AMY today!!!
I’m wishing you a beautiful and fun day today! May there be lots of love, cake and presents!
Hooray!
Hope you like the card, it’s my try on an AMY card, colorful and cute. :) And with CC paper!!!! :)
Hooray! detalj
Thank you Yvonne for organizing AMY’s birthday celebration!
This is my take on the CASE Study Birthday challenge. Happy Birthday CASE Study! It’s been a great and inspiring first year and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for your second!!!
This week one was supposed to choose a card from the DT to lift. And MY! That was HARD! I have like twenty printed out, but finally I picked this most AMAZING card by Teneale Williams.
Today is a super special day also because it’s the Launch Day of a NEW FUN CHALLENGE BLOG!!!  LESSology!!!
YAY!!!! There is a Launch Giveaway RIGHT NOW – HERE
Thank you soooo much for stopping by!!!  Have a beautiful new week!!!
Tesa

8/06/2011

Card Patterns #127

Happy Saturday! It’s time for a new fun sketch from Card Patterns! I looove this week’s sketch. So many possibilities, plus it’s like MADE for my favorite nesting die – Lacey Circles!!! :) :) :)

Print

We also have a super duper fun sponsor this week – Tiffany Doodles!!!!

I got the Dancing Dress to play with. Isn’t it FAB!!!! So, here’s my card.

CP 127

A dream in white… LOL! And you have to go check out the rest of the team’s creations. You find it HERE! Hope you’ll play with us this week!!!

Tesa

8/03/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday

In a couple of hours we will have our house filled with my favorite red heads and their lovely mom/wife. It will be one loud and fun ending of this week, I’ll tell you! :) :) :)

I have a green card for today’s Heartfelt Creations’ post. I love green! So fresh and fun.

Grönt kort

And I simply ADORE this Tropical Floral Swirls PreCut Set. So beautiful and so fun to work with! Full instruction on this card can be found on The Heartfelt Creations Blog together with some amazing projects by the Design Team. There is a sneak peak of the next week’s new reveal too!!! You will loooove what is coming!!!

I used this fabbie sketch from Cute Card Thursday

And hey, something fun is coming our way….

Take care and have fun!

Tesa

8/02/2011

Summer Junk Reading

What a beautiful summer day we’ve had today! Hope the sun and warmth will stay until Thursday when we are going to a water amusement park with my brother and his family. FUN! (And much more so if it doesn’t rain!).

Today’s layout is about my summer reading. I’m such a junk reader at summers… Lots and lots of easy read fiction books in the Hammock. It’s a compensation for all the work related reading I do rest of the year. I think. :)

jag hjärta strunt

I had a lot of fun making this layout, misting, stamping and using super fun colors. All the papers and some of the embellies are from the June Cocoa Daisy kit. Here are a couple of close ups.

skräplitteratur detalj 2

skräplitteratur detalj 1

Lots of diecuts on this one. Circles and inverted scallop circles from Dies Direct, Super Cute Owls from Prickley Pear, Banners and Doily die from PTI and Heart from Provo Craft. I used this fab sketch from Sketch Support.

The back of the yellow striped paper on the layout was soooo fab and I got some pieces left so I had to use it for a card. I’m quite into Chocolate, but I’m trying to stay clear. Instead I’m feeding my surrounding… :)

Lindt framsida

I simply loooove Lindt’s dark chocolate with almonds. Hope my neighbor likes it too! Isn’t the sassy piece of patterned paper wonderful!?!. Bird and birdcage die are from Prickley Pear, the edge die is from Heartfelt Creations. Here is the inside.

Lindt öppen

Nothing fancy, but I like how it turned out clean and nice. I might stamp a sentiment too, but I couldn’t decide… LOL!

I made this for Tuesday Morning Sketches #105

I’m off to play The a-MAZE-ing labyrinth with my boy. Have a lovely evening!

Tesa