Roses in December



This Friday is one that I’ve been longing for all week. So wonderful to finally have it here! It was a good week, got a lot done, but it was mostly spent on the road with me wanting to go home. :) I had a happy mail day on both Monday and Tuesday and it was killing me to know what was waiting for me… And boy it was like Christmas yesterday! The HC CHA products are out of this world… Just saying… :) Tonight is card making night. For sure!

Here is a card that I thought was going up on my pre scheduled Heartfelt Creations Wednesday post. But it didn’t so here it is. I simply adore this vintage patterned paper and wanted to use the corner with the roses for a clean card.

Memories with you

I teamed up a few different sets aiming to make the most of the sentiment. Isn’t it simply wonderful? Played some with the roses in December and added snow from a snow pen on the flower. IRL it’s really nice, but I’m not sure when I see it on the photo… Anyway…

All the information about this card, products and instructions, can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

I used this lovely sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday:

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!



Heartfelt Wednesday

Hi all! Hope you are having a good week so far. Wednesdays are Heartfelt Creations posting time and I continue playing with the fabulous November release Timeless Amour. This week I teamed it up with stamps from other collections as well. Like on the first card, I totally adore these  Tattered Blossoms, they have this gorgeous vintage look that goes so well with the new stamps and papers.
to a beautiful you
I can’t get enough of this heart die! Told you you’d see a lot of it… :) And this background stamp with a beautiful vintage text is also a very versatile stamp that will be used over and over again. I stamped it with Walnut stain on patterned paper so it gives a really soft and nice look, but to make it a tid bit more visible, I went over it with a glitter pen, so in the right light it will glitter some.
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I used loads of stickles on the flowers and leafs too, so with the glitter accents on the background and the gems in the flowers, this brownish card really sparkles.
Products: HCDP1 228 Timeless Amour Paper Collection, HCPC 3507 Timeless Amour Background PreCut Set, HCPC 3506 Passage to my Heart PreCut Set, HCPC 3509 Timeless Sentiments PreCut Set, HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set, HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set, HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die, HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die. Other: Cardstock from Panduro, Distress ink – Walnut stain and Vintage photo, Lace and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons, Gems from Doodlebug and Kaisercrafts, Metal Hanger from Tim Holtz and stickles from Ranger. Glue and foam tape.
Instructions: Make card from cardstock. Stamp Timeless Amour Background on patterned paper with Walnut stain and trim. Ink edges with vintage photos and distress. Trim a piece of light patterned paper and adhere stamped paper piece on top, slightly off center. Stitch around edges and tie a ribbon with a bow around it al and adhere to card base. Die cut a heart out of white patterned paper. Stamp the door stamp, color and cut out and mount I the center of the heart die cut. Adhere to card with foam tape. Stamp five Tattered blossoms of different sizes on patterned paper and cut out. Stamp three leaves from the Delicate Asters set on patterned paper and die cut. Shape the flowers and adhere to card, three bottom right, and two top left. Tuck the leafs under the flowers and adhere gems to the centers of the flowers. Stamp sentiment on patterned paper and trim and ink edges. Adhere to card and adhere lace. Ad metallic hanger and finish the card off by adding stickles to flowers, leafs and sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to pop over to the HC Blog, cause the projects the Design Team did this week (like every week, they are amazing) are fantastic! :)


Skipping Stones Design November Blog Hop

Hi! Happy Tuesday! We are celebrating the release of a new SSD stamp set – the Victorian Christmas. It’s a beauty!
You should come here from Karen Baker’s blog The Bald Dragonfly. If you didn’t you want to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Designs’ blog.
Here is my tag using the Christmas Song set (cause the new set took a detour on it’s way to Sweden…) and beautiful Riddersholm Design papers – A Christmas Story.
Christmas tag
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We are all making tags this time around, cause we have THE most gorgeous tag sketch made by Kelly Schirmer in this week’s sketch challenge – SSD 156. Check it out!
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To continue the hop, go over to the amazing Glenda Wyatt, she will have a beauty in store for you!
Hope you will play along with the sketch challenge this week!
Thanks for stopping by!


Timeless Amour New Release

Hi! Today is Heartfelt Creations November new release day. It’s finally time to present the amazing Timeless Amour Collection. This set is as warm and romantic as the days when the snow flies and the fireplace pops. Typography of love, roses of delight, and patterns of mesmerizing drama are all included in the Timeless Amour Collection. There are 5 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.
Win the entire release: Leave a comment on the HC blog by November 27th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $134.93. There are also some special Black Friday deals and the normal I Want It All deal.

Over to my card. I have loooved working with this new release. The colors and the patterns of the papers are so beautiful and the new die is amazing. Look at the details! :) You’ll see a lot of it in the future! :)

Life is better with you in it


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HC Products: HCDP1 228 Timeless Amour Paper Collection, HCPC 3509 Timeless Sentiments PreCut Set, HCPC 3508 Timeless Lace PreCut Set, HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Decorative Labels One. Other: Ink: Distress ink - Walnut Stain and Victorian Velvet. Kraft Cardstock, pearls, Sakura gitter pen. Adhesives: glue and foam tape.

Instructions: Make card from cardstock. Trim a panel out of patterned paper and mat on a darker patterned paper. Adhere to card with foam tape. Stamp patterned paper with HCPC 3508 Timeless Lace PreCut Set with Victorian velvet and die cut it with Labels one. Die cut a Decorative labels one and layer. Adhere to card with foam tape. Stamp sentiment on patterned paper. Die cut heart from the HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die, use the die cut as template to cut a heart with the sentiment in the center. Layer heart frame on sentiment heart and adhere to card with foam tape. Cut out the flowers from patterned paper and decorate card with it. Finish it off with pearls in the flower centers and in the corners of the Labels one. Ad some glitter with glitter pen.

If you want to see more of this collection and enjoy the amazing talent of the Design Team, you should pop over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog. This new release post is out of this world! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday!



Christmas Card with Pine Trees

Hi! Happy Monday!

Hope you had a good weekend! I did – we went “home” and met up with my parents and my brother and his family. ♥♥♥ Now I’m back and after three crazy weeks, it’s about time to catch up big time. I don’t know where to start, really, but I guess it’s just to dig into it. :)

Today’s card is a Christmas card for The Rubber Cafe. I played some with distress inks, water and a Maya mist on water color paper to get a winter-ish sky background. I then had some fun stamping with Large Pine Tree and It’s a Blizzard Outside and embossing with some white embossing powder. I let the pine trees dry some so that they didn’t get full coverage. Some dark green tree is somewhere beneath the snow.

Merry Christams

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The sentiment is Merry Christmas (Bold) and the decorations used are a flower from Riddersholm Design, Twine and some Jellie Dots – Crystal Clear.

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great new week!



Heartfelt Wednesday

Hi! Today’s project is an altered box with a plastic bubble on the lid with the decoration inside. It’s like the opposite from a shadow box of the sorts. Super fun but totally impossible to photograph… To much shine everywhere. Anyway, I went with a vintage style and wanted the feeling of a rose garden inside the bubble.

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HC products: HCDP1 227 Vintage Floret Collection, HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set, HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set, HCPC 3504 Bold Vintage Floret Background PreCut Set, HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set, HCPC 3840 Brookside Manor PreCut Set, HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die, HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die, Classic Scallop Circle Large, Standard Circle Small. Other products: Ink: Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Distress ink – Weathered wood, Vintage Photo. White pearls, Kraft box with bubble, sand paper, glue and foam tape.

Instructions: Dress the box and lid with patterned paper and distress the edges with ink and sand paper. Stamp the Bold Vintage Floret Background on patterned paper and trim to fit the inside of the bubble. Make three roses in different sizes by stamping and die cutting Vintage Floret flowers in different sizes, shape the petals and layer. An excellent tutorial video can be found HERE. Adhere to stamped panel. Stamp and die cut two leafs from the Delicate Asters set and tuck in beneath the roses. Stamp three butterflies on patterned paper and cut out and adhere to panel with foam tape to get some dimension and the feel of flying butterflies. Ad pearls to the butterflies. Secure the panel and the bubble to the lid. Decorate the lid with a frame made of circle and scalloped circle nestabilities and pearls. Make four flowers by stamping and die cutting 6 Vintage Floret images, crinkle the petals and layer. Ad pearls to the centers and adhere to lid. Tie a ribbon and a bow around the edge of the lid.

If you feel like more HC inspiration, the Heartfelt Creations Blog is shock full of gorgeous projects by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!



Back in Business

Hi! Happy Monday! I’m back from almost a week in Berlin and let me tell you – that is one amazing city. I’m in love! :) I was attending a conference that was superb and extremely hectic, so not much time for sightseeing. But I saw enough to know I have to take my boys there real soon. And the food… well, I think knödeln will grow on you over time. Maybe. But I’m not sure about the Shank. Imagine the shock when half a pig with bones and all was served… The meat inside was delicious though. Still… The beer and Döner Kebab was excellent! :)
I have more photos but that will have to wait till later this week, now I have today’s card for The Rubber Cafe to share. I got some new yummy MME papers in blue and yellow and it felt like a blue summer sky and sun and thought I’d play with that feeling in contrast to all the Seasonal cards I’ve been doing lately.
It’s a Miss you card, so any colors should do – right! :)
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The beautiful butterfly stamp is called Small Trailing Butterflies and is a favorite of mine. You’ve seen it before if you visit my blog on a regular basis. I stamped it multiple times on patterned papers and layered them for some dimension. A pearl in the centers gives the butterflies some sparkle…
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The sentiment stamp is from Fabulous Phrases.
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I used a sketch from a few weeks back from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday – I didn’t find the time to play then, but I really liked the sketch.
And before I go – I had +1000 posts in my reader when I got home yesterday. The internet connection was ridiculously expensive in Berlin so I couldn’t keep up. And I wont have the time to back track. A new crazy week. So I’m sorry that I’ve missed all of your activity the past week.
Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely new week!
The Rubber Cafe' - Small Trailing Butterflies, Fabulous Phrases.
Versa Fine – Onyx black. Distress inks – Faded Jeans.
Papers:  Kraft and blue cardstock from Bazzill Basics, Patterned paper from MME.
Decorations: Rhinestones from Kaisercraft, flower from Petaloo.
Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts- Standard Circles Large and Lacey Circles


In Dreams

I’m still in Berlin enjoying assessment studies and bratwurst (I hope!). So this is a pre scheduled post, not letting the blog die while away. :)
Thought I’d share a card that was published in September in Create: Stamping idea book.
in dreams butterflies
I’m using papers from Lily Bee Design and stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.
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Have a great weekend!!!


Heartfelt Inspiration

Hi! Guten Morgen! (I’m in Berlin, practicing my German :)) I’m here to share my first projects this term for Heartfelt Creations. I got some yummy Asters stamps and dies AND gorgeous papers to create my Semi Finalist projects with and this is what I did:
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First up is an Accordion card/mini album. I’m really pleased with how this one came out. The Aster flower is so much fun to make, I used two colors in my layers to get some action going. Everything stamped is heat embossed with copper embossing powder.
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HC Supplies: HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set, HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set, HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die, HCDP1 224 Classic Editions Paper Collection. Other: Ink: Distress embossing ink, Vintage Photo Distress ink. Embossing powder: Inkido Copper, Vintage buttons, Paper twine and organza ribbon from May Arts, Pearls from Kaisercraft, Spellbinders dies: Labels one, Decorated labels one. Glue and foam tape.
Instructions:1. Make the cover by die cut two Labels one pieces out of card board (like a pizza box). Ink the edges. 2. Die cut four labels one pieces out of patterned paper. Ink edges and adhere to the cardboard die cuts. 3. Cut a 12 x 3 stripe out of patterned paper. Score the long side at 3”, 6” and 9” and adhere to the cover pieces. 4. Stamp, heat emboss and die cut multiple Delicate Asters on patterned paper and emboss the centers to shape them. Layer to make one small flower for the inside and one large for the cover. 5. Stamp, heat emboss and die cut one leaf. 6. Adhere a long organza ribbon with some tape on the center of the cover. The left end of the ribbon is supposed to go round of the back of the accordion. 7. Die cut a Decorated labels one and a labels one for the cover. Ink edges and layer. Adhere to cover with foam tape. 8. Ad pearls to the corners. I used white pearls that I heat embossed with copper embossing powder to match the flower. 9. Adhere flower to the front. 10. Stamp sentiment on patterned paper, heat emboss and trim a stripe. Ink edges and adhere over the flower and decorate with buttons. 11. Decorate the inside with Decorated labels one, flower and leaf. 12 Tie a bow to close the mini book.
My second project is a card. Isn’t the rich green and orange colors simply wonderful!?!
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Lots of layers and dimensions on this one:
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HC Supplies: HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set, HCPC 3389 Sentiments For Mom PreCut Set, HCPC 3392 Bella Rose House PreCut Set, HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die, HCDP1 224 Classic Editions Paper Collection. Other: Cardstock: (green) Bazzill Basics Paper, (Crème) The Rubber Café. Ink: Versa Fine onyx black, Distress ink Peeled Paint. Embossing powder: Clear, Rager industries. Rhinestones: Prima Spellbinders die Fanciful Flights Shapeabilities. Signo white pen. Glue and foam tape
Instructions: 1. Make card from cardstock. 2. Trim patterned paper, ink edges and heat emboss sentiment in upper right corner. 3. Adhere to mat of green cardstock and stitch around the edges. Adhere to card 4. Stamp and heat emboss and die cut multiple asters from patterned paper. 5. Emboss the centers, layer the flowers and make three flowers of different sizes. Adhere rhinestones to the centers. 6. Stamp, heat emboss and die cut five leafs. 7. Decorate the card with asters and leafs. 8. Stamp, heat emboss and die cut butterfly. Ad white dots and adhere to card.
That’s all for me. If you want more HC inspiration, pop over to the Heartfelt Creations blog, the Design Team is AMAZING!
Thanks for stopping by! Take care and Auf Wiedersehen!


Many Thanks!

Hi! Happy Monday!

I find that I can’t have too many Thank You cards. So many nice people out there that deserves a heartfelt thanks now and again! So here is a sparkling card with soft grey and blue nuances using Many Thanks and Butterfly Set, both from The Rubber Cafe.

Man Thanks butterflies
I stamped the butterflies on patterned paper and cut out and mounted them on circle die cuts. They also got a nice coat of sparkling You’re So Fine Glitter – Diamond Clear Cool Highlight. I used some Scrap happy sheer glue thinned with some water to get a nice thin coat of glue for the glitter to stick. I went over the flowers too with the same procedure. Difficult to capture on photo…

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Supplies: Stamps: Many Thanks and Butterfly Set. from The Rubber Care. Ink: Versa Fine – Onyx black, Distress ink – Weathered wood. Papers: Cardstock from Bazzill and patterned paper from MME. Decorations: Flowers and ribbon from Riddersholm Design, You’re So Fine Glitter – Diamond Clear Cool Highlight from The Rubber Carfe. Tools: Spellbinders Standard Circles, Martha Stewart Edge Punch.

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I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

I love this sketch but struggled some with it at a start. But thanks to Sherry who did a fantastic take on this sketch and challenged me to finish my project, I ended up with a card I really like! :) Thank you girl! :) :) :)

Thank you for stopping by! :)



Thanks a bunch!

Happy Sunday folks! Hope the weekend is a good one. I’m alone at home. My boys flew to Barcelona on Friday to have father son quality time and see some soccer. My little one loooves Barcelona and Messi is a God. :) I’m home working like a crazy woman. Did a good eight hours yesterday and will do at least five today. :( Well, it’s for a good cause, I’m leaving for Berlin on Tuesday – conference time! :)

Since I’m alone, I had plenty of time to play too! Here is a card I did with my new Heartfelt Creations goodies (which I received on Friday after a CRAZY hunt after my package involving some not so pretty phone calls and a long drive to a ware house that was impossible to find. All due to a mail man refusing to release my box to my son). Anyway it was WORTH  all the hard work! :)

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HC Products: HCDP1 Delicate Asters Paper Collection, HCPC 3498 Delicate Aster Vase PreCut Set, HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set, HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set, HCD 726 Celicate Asters Die.

Other: Kraft cardstock, Spellbinders dies, lace and satin ribbon, rhinestones.

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I used this week’s Try Stampin’ On Tuesday sketch:


Thanks for stopping by!!!