11/29/2011

Heartfelt Alumni Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Heartfelt Creations’  Alumni DT Blog Hop! If you arrived from lovely Olga’s blog, you are on track, if not, simply continue since it’s a circular hop! If you want to start from the beginning, you should go to Dina!

We have loads of Heartfelt inspiration AND a fantastic prize – a $25 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations’ web shop!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on all the participating blogs no later than Friday midnight EST to be in the draw! The winner will be anounced on the blogs on Saturday!

Now over to my card!
I decided to ink up one of all the beautiful stamps I got in my welcoming package but never had time to use since I was sprinkled with new stamps every month… :)

Merry Christmas 1


Merry Christmas 2

Lots of gold and dimension on this card. I love the MME papers!!!

Merry Christmas 3

Here is a close up of the sentiment. It's gold embossed on the kraft paper. It's more visible irl. I went over it with a copic too to make it stand out more.

I used this fabbie sketch by Chupa for her Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #39:


Next stop on the hop is

MARSHA!

And here is the full blog hop list:

DinaSelma, Karen Taylor, Olga, Tesa (that's ME!), Marsha, Carla, Debbie and Linda!

Have fun and thanks for stopping by!!!

11/28/2011

Prickley Pear Monday

This Monday is for sure a MONDAY. Yikes. Anyway, for me, it’s soon thank you very much. :)

I have a Prickley Pear card to share today. I needed a break from all the seasonal cards so I went for something non Christmasy.

The life and love

I’ve used the Flourished Bird Cage and  Life & Love sentiment stamp. I stamped it on some beautiful vanilla paper with a shine on it. Doesn’t show on the photo though.

This is my take on the Case Study challenge #67. The card to case by Kryssi Ng is a totally beauty. Check it out HERE.

The Prickley Pear Design Team has made loads of wonderful cards and other projects. You can find it HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa

11/26/2011

Card Patterns #143

Hi! Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a great weekend! We do -  visiting my parents. We’ve spent the day with games, a walk in some mighty windy weather (storm coming tomorrow!) and some crafting. My mom and I did a never ending card for a friend. Now a delish dinner of lamb and wine awaits. Yummy!!!

I LOOOOVE the sketch of the week over at Card Patterns!

And we have a great new sponsor – The Craft’s Meow

The stamps sent to me hasn’t arrived yet, stupid, stupid postal service! :( But check out the Card Pattern’s blog cause the rest of the team has used som mighty fab clear stamps from the Craft’s Meow on their cards!!!

Here is my take:

The stamp is A Wish for Peace from Prickley Pear. It’s heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The paper is from Jillibean Soup.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

11/25/2011

Riddersholm’s Sketch challenge #2

 

Riddersholm Design is hosting a sketch challenge every week until Christmas. A perfect inspiration for your seasonal card making! :)

Here is the sketch:

I used a paper from the The Day Before line called The Presents and also a Tag from The Day Before Cut Out sheet.

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You find all the infor and more inspiration from the Design Team in THIS post.

Hope to see you play!!!!

And speaking about fabbie Riddersholm Design papers, here is a card set I did using the In Santa paper from the I Believe line.

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The stamps are from The Rubber Café, the Warm Wishes Set. I found the tutorial for the pouch (which was super easy and fun to make) on SCS, and it contains three cards and home made envelopes to go.

HH set 1

HH set 2

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa

11/24/2011

The Rubber Café Stuff :)

Hi all! Phew what a crazy week. Soon over, that is gooood! :)

I’ve been a bad The Rubber Café blogger, I have quite a few things to share, that should have been up weeks ago. Anyway, better late than never! I’ll start with a new card though. I got me a bunch of Warren stamps the other day – and they are super CUTE!!!!

Warren 1b

So simple, but I didn’t really have the time but felt the urge to ink this cutie up and color him. This stamp is called Presents from Warren. :)

Next up is a gift box with the Pine Wreath.

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings 2

And finally an ornament using the Winter Bird.

Ornament

The stamps are truly amazing, and a little tip for European readers – I think The Rubber Café has the best international shipping around.  A flat rate of $ 1.99 up to orders of 1,8 kg! Just sayin’!

Thanks for stopping by!

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11/21/2011

Prickley Pear Monday

Hi all! Hope the weekend was a good one! Mine was great, I got tons of stuff done. Work, cleaning and some DT stuff. :)

Here are my Prickley Pear cards for this week:

joy två

I made this for one of the Cocoa Daisy Fall Crop challenges, to be inspired by a sweater. It was beautiful and I love how my card came out. I used the JOY stamp and masked the letters so that I could separate them. I heat embossed them and added some stickles on top. They sparkle. :) And the super cute Small Winter Love Birds that I use over and over again.

And here is a quick card I did yesterday morning for SCS Featured Stamper Challenge:

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I lifted THIS card and I loved how she had a blue on blue theme, so I went with that but used white instead. The sentiment is With Christmas GoodWill, my favorite Christmas sentiment this year.

More Prickley Pear inspiration can be found HERE and we also have a sketch challenge going on. Still a week left before deadline. You don’t need PPRS products. All info HERE!

Thank you for stopping by!

Tesa

11/19/2011

Card Patterns #142

Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a great start of your weekend. We’ve had a beautiful day here. Sun for a few hours! YAY!

Today’s Card Patterns Sketch is a super fun one. Loved working with it! I started with making different panels, but ended up with a stamp marking the different areas of the front. A little cheating, but I like how it came out! :)

This week’s sponsor is Independent Stampin’Up demonstrator Catherine Pooler

And here is my take:

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The papers and ribbon in vanilla and purple are totally gorgeous.

I pulled out my fabbie Darkroom Door stamps. They are beautiful and I use them way to seldom.

CP 142 detalj

Hope to see you play with us this week!

Tesa

11/15/2011

Prickley Pear November Sketch Challenge

Long title. But it sort of captures what it’s all about. :)

Prickley Pear has launched a new Sketch Challenge. It’s open for ALL (no Prickley products needed) and ends on November 30th. Nice prize too – a $15 gift certificate to the store!

Nicole has made one fun and inspiring sketch to play with:

And here is my take:

With Christmas GoodWill

The papers are fabbie MME and I’ve used Winter Love Birds and With Christmas GoodWill stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

All info about the challenge can be found HERE! Hope to see you play!

Tesa

11/14/2011

Prickley Pear Monday

Hi all! Happy new Week! I’m here to share my Prickley Pear project of the week. I made a layout for a change. I love using my stamps on layouts and many of the clear stamp sets and dies are perfect design elements for scrapbook pages. Like the Oak and Maple Leafs Clear Stamps Set and Oak and Maple Leaf Die,

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The photos are from one of our Sunday walks this fall. I love fall when the air is chilly and the sky is high with a sun shining from a blue sky on all the yellow leafs. This was one of those perfect fall days.

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I heat embossed the leafs and cut them out with the die and then I went over them with some distress inks: Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge.

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And I finished it all off with some beautiful Leaf Flourish  in the corners.

All the products used apart from the stamps are from the Cocoa Daisy October kit. It’s yummy! :) And I based the design on this week’s lovely sketch from Sketchy Thursdays:

The Prickley Pear blog is jammed with inspiration from the Design Team. And we will be back tomorrow with a new sketch challenge. Stay Tuned! :) :) :)

Tesa

P.s. When ones team wins one of the competitions in the First Lego League one gets this happy!

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Go Gold Caps!!! ♥♥♥

11/10/2011

Craft Worthy

A while ago I got a new stamp set from Riddersholm Design. New brand for me, Aladine from France. And I must say I’m in love. The set is all about sweing and has 23 totally adorable stamps. It’s perfect for The Celebrating Hobbies Challenge over at Moxie Fab World!

Craft Worthy

The papers are Riddersholm Design Chantilly Dawn.

Here are a couple of close ups of the super cute stamps.

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Pom Pom Ribbon!!!

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Tape measure!

Totally fun! I’ll play more. I haven’t used the safety pin nor the buttons or the hanger yet! :)

The design is based on this week’s sketch over at SCS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

11/09/2011

A little late…

…but I promise this is the last Halloween project you’ll see on my blog this year! :)

My boy was on a Halloween themed birthday party and not only did his mom sew him a dress (!!!!) she did cards to the two birthday girls (and was much more confy with the latter!!!)

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I’m using two of my favorite new release stamp sets from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. The coffin and scull are both from the Dancing Skeleton Clear Stamps Set and Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamps Set. I’m also using the Dancing Skeleton Die and Oak and Maple Leaf Die.

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I love how the leafs came out! I made a little tut of how to make these HERE.

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And the inside:

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My favorite cat!

Okidoki. That was my Monday post. :) Been down with a bad migraine since Sunday morning. So that’s why I haven’t been around visiting you. But watch out, I’m on my way! :)

Tesa

11/05/2011

Card Patterns #140

Here is this week’s sketch over at Card Patterns!

Soooo much fun! I loved playing with it! And so did the rest of the DT – their cards are FAB!

Our sponsor is My Craft Spot

We got some beautiful hand dyed wrinkled ribbons and awesome bakers twine to play with. And here is my card:

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Love, love, love the vintage looking bakers twine! And my new MME papers. Yummy! And the cutest kitten around! :) The stamps are both from Prickley Pear and are called Ornamental Kitty and With Christmas Goodwill.

CP 140 detalj

Have a wondeful Saturday!

Tesa

P.s If you want some more Prickley Pear, I'm blogging on the Prickley Pear Blog today. :)

11/04/2011

T.G.I.F!!!

Hi! Happy Friday!!!! I’ll work for another couple of hours, then I’ll call it Weekend! Yihaa! Feels great! :) :) :)

I played some in my scrap room last night. I was supposed to do a swap thing (WHY do I sign up for these things????), but ended up playing with this week’s CASE Study challenge. The card to CASE is out of this world and made by Kryssi Ng. Check it out HERE! The DT samples rocked my socks off. There. I couldn’t make me NOT do it. :)

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For once I LOVE how my card came out. No wonders since I use one of my all time favorite Sassy papers and the super cuuuute stamp that reads: The dust balls in the corners are the slippers of the Angels. I’ll send it to a friend who really needs to slow down. Hope she gets the hint… :) I made her a little treat box too, I’ll fill it with that awful coffee bean candy she loves (silly girl!).

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I found the super easy peasy little box on SCS and it’s made of a 6x6 piece of paper and a few scores. Info HERE. It’s CUTE! :)

I’m off to grading tests again. Two more hours! Have a fab Friday all!!!

Tesa

11/02/2011

Happy Hump Day!

Here is a quick card I whipped up last night while the boys were watching some junk on the  tellie. They would be better off with a hobby like mine! :)

Julkort i rött

All the papers and the tag are from Riddersholm Design. Love The Day Before collection with the traditional colors and patterns!

I used this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

And here is a layout I did this past weekend. It’s with my boy’s school photo so I wanted to keep the design pretty clean and formal. Just like the photo. (which I looove! ♥♥♥)

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There are a lot of Cocoa Daisy kit goodies on this one. From different kits I think – I’m such a mess! :) I really like how the colors came out. It’s such a neat combo with the green and blue and turquoise.

I used this fabbie sketch from Sketchy Thursdays:

Back to work! Have a great day!

Tesa