tirsdag 19. august 2014

Thank You cards part 3/3

Today is the reveal of the last Thank You cards I made to than friends and family for the support after FIL passing away. You find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.

For today's cards I have played with old Webster's pages 6*6 papers and flowers:

Thank you for stopping by - it means a lot to me :-)

søndag 17. august 2014

Happy - The Studio Challenges Mood board challenge

The wonderful Tessa has created an awesome mood board for The Studio Challenges to work with:

The entire mood board inspired me to make the layout below: the theme, the colors and the details as the swim wear, sun deck chairs and the waves.

My youngest son just loves to swim - ocean or pool - it doesn't matter as long as he may swim.

Splash paper: Bo Bunny. Yellow paper: Studio Calico. Feelt stickers: Creative Scrappers. Chair border: SEI
Badge: unknown

Want to use a sun burst paper background but don't have one? DIY! It's so easy - all you need is two paers and a craft knife. I sketch up where I wanted the burst with a pencil and cut out the parts free hand. No ruler involved :-)

More detail photos:

Do you want to play with us at The Studio Challenges?
Please head over to the blog to see the rest of the DT's lovely interpretations of the mood board and to see how you can win a prize from our sponsor, 

onsdag 13. august 2014

Thank you cards (part 2/3)

As I promised in Sunday's post I would show some pink Than You cards today.

The design is pretty much the same on all cards, which makes them fast to make, but the different recipients will never know they are "mass produced".

As I have used papers from my scrap pile, I'm not sure about manufactores, but I believe there is some Lily Bee and SEI on the first three ones and SEI on the next ones. Chipboard from SEI.

Next Wednesday I'll give to you part III of the cards I made to thank family and friends for the support we received when my dear FIL died three weeks ago. They are made with papers from Webster's Pages and even include lots of flowers (!).

Thank you for taking time to stop by!

søndag 10. august 2014

Thank you cards (part 1/3)

My FIL passed away 2 1/2 weeks ago and his funeral was on Tuesday. We are happy to have good friends and family members who have supported us since his passing away, and they all deserve a big Thank You.
Hubby and kids have been away this weekend, their annual father-and-kids-no-mums-allowed trip with the neighbours, so I decided to use my free time wisely and make cards.

I managed to whip up twentytwo cards this weekend - and still had time to do other stuff, too. My secret? I make small card kits when I have too much scrap and on-of-a-kind embellies! They were perfect for this occation - no need to look for matching papers and embellies - it was already done (papers even cut down to 6"*6"). Manufactorers/paper lines? I don't have a clue *lol*

Today I give you six cards - all of them quite flat and ready to be shipped by air mail.

As you migh have noticed, these cards all have bows (so easy to add structure to a simple card!) and the same main colors: blue, green and yellow.

 Please come back on Wednesday for pink Thank You cards :-)

søndag 3. august 2014

The Last Stroll (The Studio Challenges August 3rd Button challenge)

This is my FIL, who passed away last Wednesday night. He was very special to us as he has lived with us since 1995 - my kids has grown up with him too, not their parents only. The journaling says: "The last week grandpa was alive, he chose to stay at the hospital. There he would get the nursing, and the care, he needed. Cliff visited him every day, and the day before grandpa died, grandpa asked to be taken on a stroll - a wish Cliff gladly made come true".

Background paper: Webster's Pages. Flowers: Petaloo, Prima. Alpha: Jillibean Soup. Buttons: from my stash

This layout is made for The Studio Challenges' button challenge:
Today's challenge is all about Buttons! We want to see the creative ways you use buttons on your layouts!

I very often use buttons on my layouts: as the main part of my layouts are masculine, and masculine embilleshments can be hard to find, I find buttons very handy. I usually scatter them around to balance the design, like on the layout above.


I just love how many colors and structures buttons come in!

Please head over to The Studio Challenges' blog to see how the rest of the DT has used buttons and to play along.

This month the winner will receive a package of chippies from this month's sponsorA2Z Scraplets.

onsdag 16. juli 2014

Ready, set, go! The Studio Challenge joining up with Stuck!? Sketches

Today we have a special challenge at The Studio Challenges. You may have noticed we've moved our challenge ahead by a few days - this is beacause we have joined up with Stuck?! Sketches! 

We have a lovely summery colour palette for you and Stuck?! Sketches have kindly given us a great sketch to create with.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Last summer DS11 got his own boat, a small RIB. We live at the sea side and he has spent hours on his boat. But the RIB wasn't perfect for him - he wanted a boat with more room for friends and a boat more convenient for activities like fishing, so he sold the RIB this spring and got hands on a 10 foot dinghy. The dinghy looked as new, even if it was second hand. All boats, small or large, need polish before going in the water:

Patterned papers & stickers: Amy Tangerine. Resin cloud, rubber banner & epoxy arrow: Freckled Fawn. Alpha: AC. Button: Jillibean Soup. White banner: unknown

I stayed as close to the colour palette as possible, but flipped the sketch :-)


Now, please head over to both The Studio Challenges and Stuck?! Sketches to see the the DT's lovely examples, play along and to learn how you can win amazing prizes from this months sponsors:

søndag 6. juli 2014

Stamping on layouts - The Studio Challenges

Hi - how are you all doing?

I decided a while back to take more or less off from scrapping for the summer, as there was so many other things I wanted to do, not only playing with paper (you know, unfortenately there is only 24h a day and 7days a week): gardening, spend time with the family etc etc. The good about the break is that I'll have tons of phots to scrap and stories to tell when I crawl back in my scrap cave :-)

So this blog is a little quiet right now, but every fortnight or it will be updated!


The latest challenge at The Studio Challenges is about stamping:

Stamping: time to get your stamps out and get stamping on your layouts, how many stamps can you get on your page?

I'm one of those scrappers who have lots of stamps, but who hardly ever use them. i have the best intentions, buy them - and then they just sit on my desk. But when I finally pull them out to play, I'm always happy with the result :-)

Patterned papers, cut outs & chipboard: Pink Paislee. Alpha: AC

Here are the stamps used on this layout + I used one imaging screws (upper left corner and lower right corner)

Stitch stamps: Close To My Heart. Grid stamp: Kaiser Kraft. Calendar & man stamp: ClubScrap

Another close up:

Is your phone more than "just a phone", too?

I used seven stamps only for my layout, but the rest of The Studio Challenges DT members used a lots more, one as many as thirty!

Head over to the blog to see the rest of the reveal and to play along!