Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge

It's time for a new Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge! Nicole has come up with a suuuuper fun sketch and we want you to play! There is a nice prize too! :)

Here is my card:

I used the new sentiment stamp Insanity... :):):) totally LOVE this one!!! And I teamed it up with a Vintage Boy Transparency which I colored lightly on the back with my copics and then mounted on Kraft cardstock.

And here is the sketch which I flipped to the left.
I hope to see your take! All info and the DT samples of the sketch can be found on the Prickley Pear Blog later today, Saturday (to make a long story short - I messed up my scheduled post and well... I post now just to make sure it will ever be posted!).

Have a beautiful weekend!



I’m so happy it’s Friday!!! I’ve been longing for this day for a couple of weeks, cause tonight I’ll se my mom and dad! :)

This month I started to subscribe to Cocoa Daisy kits. Haven’t had a kit  in YEARS so it was super fun to receive the May Vintage inspired package. I had to dig into it right away!!!


I also have a couple of cards to share. First up is the birthday card I’ve made for my cousin who turned 30 yesterday. She is a 50’s inspired gorgeous looking lady, so the Prickley Pear stamp was an easy pick as main image. A lot of other stamps too…


This card is for the Scrap Fever Competition over at Magda’s Scrapbooking. The challenge was to use at least five different shapes.

This week’s Card Patterns sketch is as fab as always. I used it for my Scrap-Perra blogpost earlier this week using some überly fab Crate papers.

Emma's 2

I’ll be back tomorrow with a Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge. Hope to see you then! Have a wonderful Friday!!!



I have for several days had serious problems with commenting on blogs.  Blogger’s last update on the issue is from the 24:th. They are working on it…  It’s extremely annoying. The blog I tried to comment on five minutes ago already had 24 responses but it wouldn’t take mine! GRRRRRRR. Just wanted you to know why you haven’t seen me much. I’m around, but not able to leave comments.



Heartfelt Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! I’m feeling a lot better and I’m off for work in a bit. Yay! But first I have my Heartfelt Creations post for today. First up a card I’m so happy with. Love the bright happy colors and all the layers together with this awesome tea mug stamp!
Sharing together
Details: Stamps – HCPC 3393 Tea With Bella PreCut Set. Die – HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die. Ink: Versa Fine onyx black. Colored with tombows. Papers – MME Stella & Rose paper pad. Kaiserkraft rheinstones, ribbon and glass embellie.

I used this fun sketch from Sketch Saturday:

Next up is a pastel card using the amazing papers from Riddersholm Design and a combination of stamps from the Bella Rose collection and the Springtime Cardinal Collection!

It's your birthday 2

Details: Stamps - HCPC 3390 Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set, HCPC 3380 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set, HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set, HCPC 3320 Vintage Word Background PreCut Set. Die - HCD 712 Bella Rose Die. Ink - Archival Ink Coffee. Papers - Riddersholm Design. Other: Colored with Tombows, rheinstones from Kaiserkraft.

I'm entering this last card in Papertake Weekly's Pretty Pale Pastels challenge and I'm using this lovely sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches:

Go check out the AMAZING work of the Heartfelt Creations' DT over at the blog!!! And take care and have a lovely Wednesday!



Letting go - Skrållan

I was sitting by my scrap desk this morning when suddenly a bad cold attacked me from behind. Never saw it coming. Within 20 minutes I went from “normal” to red nosed, tear eyed whining Tesa. Gosh!

Here is a layout I’ve been working on for the Cocoa Daisy Crop. The challenge was to find something very ready for the bin, scrap about it and let it go when the memories was saved. Sooooo, I finally let go of my beloved doll Skrållan. She was so very special to me, and she was my companion for many, many years. She has been ready to go for quite some time, but it’s been hard… This made it easier.


I’m off for the couch. Have a great ending of this Sunday folks!



Prickley Pear Red Rubber Release!!!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps has a fun new red rubber release in store for you, packed with vintage images & images that are great for Fathers Day or just for him. Be sure to visit all the PPRS design team’s blogs for great card ideas as we all have something to show off today. Make sure to leave comments on each blog, as three random winners will be chosen to receive awesome rubber stamps from this release party! Winners will be chosen and announced Monday May 23rd.

I have two cards today. First up is a wonderful vintage lady! Isn’t she stylish!?! I teamed her up with my all time favorite flower – the Clearly Beautiful Hibiscus. And my fave color combo!

It's your day 2

This is my take on this week’s CASE Study challenge – to lift an awesome card by the muse of May Sarah Martina Parker.

Next card is more colorful, love these MME papers. Not many left in my paper pad now. Time to move on. This beautiful flourished frame stamp is a perfect fit with the clear stamp set  Birdcage. The flower is from Clearly Beautiful Flowers set.

Live among the flowers 2

I used sketch # 115 from Inspirational Card Sketches. It’s a great one! :)

Be sure to pop over to my fellow DT sisters!

Have a lovely Saturday!!!


A double and Happy Mail Day!

Hi! I’m cleaning my house. Well needed. But I must say I’d rather be scrapbooking… I’m taking a break with a nice cup of tea and thought I’d share the happy, happy mail I received yesterdan and a double I did over a week ago for Magda’s scrap fever competition.

god picknick

The photos are from our picnic in the archipelago a few weeks back. It was a beautiful day!

god picknick vänster god picknick höger

I used a great sketch from Sketch Support  and the challenge was to be inspired by a beautiful photo of a boy’s room.

And look what I found in my mail box!!! It’s from my dear friend Li-bee ti. It’s a inspiration book with pockets for sketches, photos and other inspiration!! In my favorite color combo – brown and turquoise!!!

Scrapping notes

♥♥♥ THANK YOU ♥♥♥

I’ll be back later tonight with a second post. Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is releasing new über FAB red rubber!!! Hope to see you then!



Pink Princess Card

…or sort of. My co worker’s granddaughter is turning 7 on Sunday and she wanted me to make her a girly card. A pink princess card. I don’t know why, but it ended up to be quite a difficult task. LATE last night I finally finished this one up.


I know I used some of my favorite products like the Crate papers (YUMMY) and the banner stamps fro PTI. Also, I got a new stamp, a Tilda. I used this fab sketch from CLP Challenge Blog.

Got to RUN!!!



Heartfelt Wednesday!

Happy Hump Day! I have two Heartfelt Creations cards to share today, both using stamps from the Bella Rose Collection. First up is a vintage looking card.

Have a special 2

Have a special day detalj

Details: Stamps – HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set, HCPC 3391 Bold Bella Rose PreCut Set, HCPC 3392 Bella Rose House PreCut Set, HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set. Ink – Archival/Coffee. Dies – HCD 712 Bella Rose Die. Papers – Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden.  Other: Pearl maker, ribbon, button, Crackle Accent and Fluid Chalk.

I used this week’s fabbie sketch # 115 from Card Patterns.

Second up is a card using the most magnificent background stamp there is (IMHO)! :) :) :)


I did quite some fussy cutting on this one. Love the color combos with the grey, pink and plum (or what ever the darker color is called in English!)

Mom... detalj

Details: Stamps – HCPC 3396 Bella Rose Lattie Bakcground PreCut Set, HCPC 3389 Sentiments for Mom PreCut Set. Ink – Versa Fine/Onyx Black. Papers: Kaiserkraft and GCD Studios. Colored with Tombows. Other: Ribbon, Crackle Accent, Brads.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the amazing creations of the Heartfelt Creations’ DT HERE!!!



A card, a tag and a layout

Hi! Monday again. Isn’t there an awful lot of Mondays all the time? I don’t know, but it feels like there are twice as many Mondays as Sundays. Minimum.

Three projects to share today, all using some fabbie The Rubber Café stamps. First up a card. I’m honored to be the Guest Designer over at SCS’s CAS Challenge today and here is my card for that:

Sweet gift

The challenge is to be inspired by a word – GIFT. And what is a better gift than sweet cupcakes?? (The bonus is they are guaranteed calorie free). You can find the challenge HERE.

I used the same stamp for my tag. I did this one for the “Truly Scrumptious  Challenge” over at Cocoa Daisy’s crop this weekend.

What's up cupcake!

Lot’s of really, really neat stamps on this one. Details on products and technique can be found HERE.  And finally, the layout:


This is also a project I made for the Cocoa Daisy crop. This one called “Sew Sentimental”. One was to use faux stitching and scrap a photo of meaning or of sentimental value. This page is about our visit to Prora a few years back and is about how one is hit by History when visiting a place like that.  The butterflies are from the Vintage Treasures set.

Off to make dinner. Thanks for stopping by!



Riddersholm söker ny DT!

Hi folks! Happy weekend!!! I have a card and a layout to share today- and a DT Call. First a card where I’ve teamed up some beautiful Riddersholm papers and Heartfelt Creations stamps:

With love-1

Details: Papers - Riddersholm Design. Stamps - Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set, HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set. Ink -  Versa Fine. Dies: Heartfelt Creations HCD 7012 Bella Rose Die, HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die. Other: Chipboard – Maya Road, button, lace ribbon, scrappers floss, glitter glam.

The card is for this week’s CASE Study challenge. The card to lift by Sarah Martina Parker is absolutely STUNNING. Go check it out HERE!

The Danish paper manufacturer Riddersholm Design (they make the most beautiful vintage papers around!) are on the look out for a new Swedish Design Team Member (I’ll get a partner! Wehooo!) I’ll post the call in Swedish, just scroll down for my layout if not interested or able to read it :)


Vi vill förstärka vårt internationella Design Team med ytterligare en svensk scrappare. Vi söker dig som gillar våra produkter och vill engagera dig i Riddersholm Design och skapa regelbundet med våra papper. Helst ser vi att du gör allt från layouter, kort till alter. Vi vill att du bloggar det du skapar på Riddersholms blogg och det är bra om du också har en egen aktiv blogg där du kan visa upp dina alster. I gengäld får du våra papperskollektioner först av alla samt lyfts fram på vår hemsida som DT-medlem med namn och länk till din blogg. Här hittar du vår hemsida: http://riddersholmdesign.dk/ och http://www.shop.riddersholmdesign.dk

I din ansökan vill vi att du bifogar tre alster; en layout, ett kort och ett alterprojekt. Det är kul om du använder Riddersholms papper men det är inte nödvändigt. Vi vill också att du berättar vad du kan tillföra teamet. Skriv gärna några rader om dig själv och bifoga eventuell länk till blogg eller onlinegalleri.

Ansökan skickar du till Connie Riddersholm på mail connie@riddersholmdesign.dk senast 10 juni.

Hoppas du söker!!!!

Connie och Tesa!


Here is a layout I finished yesterday for Magda’s Scrap Fever Contest.

En stilla stund

One was to be inspired by this ad:


I love how my page came out. It’s my boy sitting thinking about life by a lake on one of our bicycle tours. It’s pretty clean and I mainly used stamps and text as decorations to keep the contemplation feel intact. The stamps are all from The Rubber Café.

Thanks for stopping by! Wish you a lovely weekend!



A vintage suitcase

Thursday, the cherry trees are blossoming and the air are filled with a sweet flowery sent. It’s a good day!!! :)

Here is a project I did for The Rubber Café earlier this week, using some of their most recent stamp sets: Steampunk Charity Wings and Vintage Treasure Set.


A close up on the front. I love this butterfly! And crackle accent! :)

Resväska 4

Inside is a decorated lid and a card and a tag:

Resväska 2

Her they are:

Resväska 3

I made this project for Magdas Scrapbooking Scrap Fever competition – to alter something.

Thanks for looking!



Heartfelt Creations–New Bella Rose Collection!

Hi! I’m super excited to share a couple of cards I’ve made with the new release – The Bella Rose Collection - from Heartfelt Creations.

The Bella Rose Collection features 8 new PreCut Stamp Sets that coordinate with a new exclusive Heartfelt Creations die, manufactured by Spellbinders.

Bokkort 2

Isn’t the Leafy Spray die totally gorgeous!?! It’s one of five dies included in the Bella Rose Die.

Bokkort 1

Bokkort 3

The roses are colored with Tombows and cut out with the Bella Rose Dies. It’s a perfect match, sooo easy! They finally got a coat of crackled accents for a more vintage look.

Bokkort 4

The inside is stamped with the leaf included in the Bella Rose Vase set and a sentiment from the Sentiments for Mom set.

Details: Stamps: HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set, HCPC 3395 Bella Rose Vase PreCut Set, HCPC 3389 Sentiments For Mom PreCut Set. Ink: Archival Ink Coffee. Papers: Bo Bunny Gabrielle. Other: colored with Tombows, buttons, lace, crackle accent, brads and charm.

Second card is paper pieced using the magnificent Vintage Background stamp and some fabbie Riddersholm Design papers in soft colors.

You are so beautiful

Details: Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3397 Bella Rose Vintage Background PreCut set. Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, Colorbox Chestnut Roan, Moss Green, Distress ink Weathered Wood. Papers: Riddersholm Design Bella Mio collection. Other:  Rheinstones, Sakura glitter pen

You want to play with these goodies??? Leave a comment on my blog or the Heartfelt Creations blog by May 17 and one lucky person will win the entire release valued at $149.99. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on May 18.

Go check out the AMAZING work of the DT over at the Heartfelt Creations Blog. You can find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!




What a weekend!!! We had fantastic weather all weekend, and spent all Saturday out in the archipelago, barbecuing, talking, sun bathing… It was one lazy wonderful day. Here is my DT page for Scrap-Perra using a photo from Saturday:


I think these Glitz Design papers are awesome. AMAZING colors, love, love, love this stuff! (Product info can be found on Scrap-Perra’s blog HERE).

Here is a detail shot on my home made tissue tape and flower.

Smile detalj 1

I used this sketch from Frosted Design. They are having a On Line Crop until Wednesday with lots of FUN challenges (check them out HERE!) Thanks Li-bee ti for pointing me in the right direction!!! :) :) :)

I’m also entering my layout in the Get Your Glitz On Challenge #2 – Clusters.

I wish you a wonderful week!



Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!

Hi folks! Hope you will have a wonderful day filled with scrapbooking. I wont, or, rather, I’ll have a wonderful day (I hope) but it wont be filled with scrapbooking. We have friends visiting over the weekend. But I did make a layout earlier this week.

Full av bus

Isn’t he cute, my nephew Sixten? We met up last weekend and he has grown so much. It’s amazing to think of how tiny he was when he arrived 10 weeks early.

They layout is made for the Scrap Fever challenge over at Magdas Scrapbooking. It’s a lift of this layout.

Full av bus detalj

A close up. Check out the crackle effect of the heart (new fabbie die from mr Hotz).

Thanks for stopping by!



Prickley Pear New Release Day 5

We have now come to the final day of the Prickley Pear new set release. And today is the release of my personal favorite. I ADORE these hearts and matching die!!! :) :) :) You’ll see a lot of it in the future! Check it OUT!

two hearts one Love

The set contains a number of great sentiments both for Wedding cards, Valentines or Friends cards. Do you see the cute key – it’s part of the die set! This card is my take on the CASE Study card for this week. You can find the original AMAZING card HERE, made by oh so talented Sarah Martina Parker

Next up is a card made out of last months sketch over at Svensk Scrapbooking. I looove this sketch by Sofia/Jozie!!!

a true friend

Do you want a chance to win this set or one of the other four sets released earlier this week??? It’s easy peasy! Simply leave a comment here and at the Prickley Pear Blog and be sure to visit the other designers posts through out the week. We will draw a winner for each day!

Thanks for celebrating the new release with us!



Cheery Thoughts…

Hi! Here is a new card with the amazing Heartfelt Creations stamps from the Springtime Cardinal Collection. This week I’ve used the Cherry themed stamps and went with bold red and cardstock only.

Cheery Thoughts

Lots of layers and pop dots and loads of glossy accents on the cherries. They look really yummy IRL, glossy, thick and juicy! LOL! My cherry trees outside are just barely blossoming, so I guess I’ll have to wait for some real treats. But these will work by now! :) Here is the inside:

Cheery thoughts insida

Products used: HCPC 3387 Luscious Cherry Swirls PreCut Set, HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, circles and scalloped circles, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen.  Cherries colored with Tombows and coated with Glossy Accents.  

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog today for the reveal of a new set of cards by the amazing Design Team. You’ll find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!



Prickley Pear Release

Welcome to the release of new Clear Stamp Sets from Prickley Pear! We have 5 beautiful new clear sets and dies to be released and presented the next five days:  The Scalloped Circles Set, New Butterfly, New Build a Bird, Blobby Flowers and Hearts! Visit the Design Team's daily releases and the Prickley Pear blog over the next 5 days to have chances to win one of these beautiful sets.

Today’s release is the The Scalloped Circles set which coordinates with the Scalloped Circles Die:

to a wonderful mom

happy Anniversary

Each day of the release  you have more than one chance to win. Start at the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp Blog. Simply post our logo onto your website, become a follower and leave a comment on the Prickley Pear Blog for one chance to win. Then hop on over to the day's release blogs and make comments there for more chances to win.

Thanks for joining our release party!