5/29/2012

Hi and welcome to this month’s Heartfelt Creations alumni blog hop. 

We have six participating blogs and to win the prize of a $25 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations you want to visit them all and leave comments. One winner will be drawn from one of the blogs randomly. The hop is open until Friday June 1th and the winner will be announced on Saturday 2nd.

Here is the blog hop order:

Tesa – you are here!
 
This is my card for. A CAS card using the stunning Posy Patch Swirls PreCut Set. Not much more is needed when the stamps look like this! :) 



The posy flourish and sentiment from Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set are stamped with silver ink and then heat embossed. The flowers are from the Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set and they are also stamped with silver and heat embossed. They are cut out with the coordinated Posy Patch Die. Pearls in the centers finish it off.

Now it’s time to hop on to amazing CLARE who has something extra special in store for you!
Thanks for playing with us!!!

Tesa

5/28/2012

Prickley Pear Monday

Hi all!

A week since my last blog post… That says a lot about my life right now. I hope things will calm down in two weeks when the spring term is over and the University is cleared out of students… I miss having regular craft time!

I did have fun yesterday though, I simply closed my eyes for all the “need to do’s” and made THREE cards! YAY! Here is the first one, done for Prickley Pear using the oh so darling Love Owls.

a little bird told me 4

Other stamps used are the flower from Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set cut out with the Mini Hibiscus Die and the sentiment A Little Bird Told Me.

A little bird told med glitter

The eyes are covered with glossy accent and I added some Glimmer Glam on the moon and on the flower for some sparkle.

I used this week’s Card Patterns’ sketch:

For more inspiration with Prickley Pear stamps stop by the blog – the Design Team is AMAZING!

Have a fab day!!!

Tesa

5/21/2012

Thinking of You

Hi! Here is a card I did for The Rubber Café Blog today. It’s a card using the beautiful Shore Birds stamp and a sentiment from Fabulous Phrases.

thinking of you tag 1

I made a tag using water color paper and Faber Castell Aquarelle pencils. A few strikes of the pencils on the paper and then loads of water and let dry – a sea scenery. :) It’s like magic!

When dry, I stamped the Shore Birds using Versa Fine Onyx Black.

thinking of you tag 2

The birds are covered with Glossy accent and the sea got some crackle accent and some sparkle using a glitter pen. It all gives some life to the sea, and who doesn’t love some sparkle???

The card is inspired by this week’s CASE Study card found HERE. It’s a BEAUTY!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Tesa

5/16/2012

Balance…

…is a good thing. I need it. My friend needs it. So a Balance CAS card it is.

Balance

I used some favorite papers right now, simply ADORE the colors and small beautiful patterns of these Echo Park babies.

I tried to decorate the card but everything I tried messed with balance and energy so let’s say it’s more of a feng shui sort of card. Less is more, energy rules.

Balance närbild

I love this stamp from the Rubber Café. It’s called Small Trailing Butterflies and is adorable. I paper pieced it and popped a few of them up with a second layer go get the air under their wings.

The sentiment is from the Asian Floral set, also from The Rubber Café.

The card is based on Card Patterns’ sketch #165. ♥

Off for work. I’m having a lecture about Adam Smith and invisible and visible hands using a new fun tool – prezi.com. But I’m not sure if my students will end up seasick or if' it will keep them awake. Loads of zooming will take place… Fun part – my prezi ended up looking like a selection of scrapbook pages… ha! Good thing when the time to actually scrap does not exist!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

5/14/2012

Prickley Pear Monday

Hi all! And happy Monday! 

I'm here to share another card with the new stamps and dies from Prickley Pear. If you want a chance to win $$ to buy these or other products form Prickley Pear, why not participate in the blog hop going on??? Last day to enter is today, all info HERE!!!
 


The Duck in Tub is one of my all time red rubber favorites (like on THIS card) and I was soooooo excited when one of the new clear stamps sets - Hearts 2 -  had it in a smaller version together with two more darling vintage images.


This set also coordinates with the darling Heart Key Crown Die which I used to mat the duckling.I also used the Scalloped Oval Die. You will see a lot of that one in the future... :)



A little glossy accent on the eye and some sparkle in the water and he is good to go. Colored with Distress inks.


And a final close up on the flower from the Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set cut out with the Mini Hibiscus Die. I'm so happy about this addition to the Hibiscus family. I've used the first Hibiscus set over and over again the past two years, and now, with layering possibilities... More hibiscuses to come... :)

Did I say I love the new release??? :):):)
The Prickley Pear Blog is filled with beautiful samples from the Design Team. You don't want to miss it! :)

Have a fab new week!!!
Tesa

5/12/2012

Prickley Pear New Release Party Blog Hop

Hi! Happy Saturday!!!

 Prickley Pear is celebration the release of five new Clear Stamps Sets with coordinated Dies! YAY! And let me tell you – they are AWESOME!!!

We are having a three day long Blog Party with loads of inspirations by the Design Team and a give away! One happy participant will win a $ 20 gift certificate to the web shop. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. Last day to enter is Monday 14th midnight EST. The winner will be drawn randomly at one of the participating blogs, one of the days and will be presented on the Prickley Pear Blog on Tuesday.

Today’s participating blogs are:

Prickley Pear Blog
Angelica
Audrey
Michelle
Tesa – ME!

And here is my project, a pouch to a friend to encourage her before a demanding task at work. I’ll put it on her desk for her to find.

Best Wishes 1

I used the new Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set that coordinates with the Dragonfly Die.

In the box I’ve put a little card and a little chocolate bar. A girl needs her chocolate!

Best Wishes 2

Sorry for bad photo, the sun was so bright, and shadows sooo deep. Impossible to get a decent photo! But I’m not complaining – The SUN, haven’t seen that one for a while so I’m fully enjoying it!

Thank you for stopping by and playing with us!!!

Tesa

5/11/2012

A couple of layouts

Hi all! It’s FRIDAY! YAY!!! I soooo need this weekend! :)

I have a couple of layouts to share. The first one I made two weeks ago when I attended a lovely crop hosted by Mia – Hobbyhärvan - in my home town Västervik. (which, by the way, is THE most darling little town…)

Västervik

I went there with Mom and we had a great time. Thanks Mom!!!

Tjurig

Isn’t he darling. 1,5 years old and in such a bad mood… pouting… awwwww.

Here is another one I did over a month ago. Time flies!!!

The joy of reading

This is a recent photo, of my boy reading. He discovered the joy of reading last year and I’m soooo happy he did.

I did this page with my new Large Vine Flourish from Prickley Pear. Simply ADORE this stamp! :) Which might show…

And talking about Prickley Pear – today is the big release day of 5 new clear stamps sets with coordinated dies! YAY! There is a release party going on HERE! And I’ll have my blog post up tomorrow!!!

Have a FAB Friday and a great weekend!!!!

Tesa

5/07/2012

Prickley Pear Monday

Hi folks! Almost a week since I last blogged. Times flies! And I’m never at home. Sigh. Anyway, I have a few projects to share from the Crop I attended last weekend (had sooooo much fun!!!!) but I’ll save that for tomorrow and share today’s Prickley Pear project. My fellow Riddershom Design DT Mona Gry made such a beautiful Double Pocket Bag card a while ago and I had to try it out! So here is my take.

Väska 1a

I used a beautiful paper from Pink Paislee Nantucket teamed up with some Kraft details. Blue and brown = ♥. I didn’t have the “right” ribbon, so I colored some white satin ribbon with my Distress stains Old paper. I’m not sure you can see it, but it' turned out with a perfect color to go with the bag (which is more greenish than shows on the photo, bad lightning).

Väska 2

Here is a close up of the stamp Music Printers Label. Such a gorgeous stamp. You can Hcolor it and it will turn out wonderful, but it works “plain” too. It has such details"! I had plans of a vintage/shabby bag with loads of embellies, but once I saw the label matted on a kraft doily it was done. Quick and easy. Love that!

I’m just home for a day, tomorrow I’ll hit the roads again. Sorry if it was a while since I last visited you. I’m working on expanding both my craft time and my computer time. Maybe some day… I’ll take a tour later tonight.

The Prickley Pear blog is filled with gorgeous creations by the amazing DT – I’m so happy to be part of it! :) Go check it out! HERE! :)

Tesa

5/01/2012

Prickley Pear Monday on a Tuesday

Happy May folks!

A quick post, a day late…

Here is my Prickley Pear card for the week. I used the oh so lovely Mini Birds Clear Stamps Set and the coordinated Mini Birds Die. And the paper – yummy MME!!!

to a wonderful mom

Got to run!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa