tisdag 18 september 2018


Hello and welcome

My project here today is inspired by the talented Seth Apter and it is also my DT project for Ally's Angels and our new challenge starting today. The theme is Anything Goes. Winners price is a 15£ voucher for the shop at Wild Orchid Crafts

I love Seth's dies and for this project I used two of them, cross bars and robo bar. I also used his embossing powder baked texture in vintage beeswax for my backgrounds and ancient amber on all the metal decorations. 

I created my backgrounds using distress oxides, background stamps, archival ink in black, stencils and baked texture embossing powder vintage beeswax from Seth Apter/Emerald Creek

I use the cross bars die from Seth Apter/Spellbinders for my focal point and I found two nails in our basement to use on top. I cut out four cross bars and glued them together and colored them using distress oxides. The nails, and all other metal decorations as well, are treated with baked texture ancient amber and distress crayons black soot

The chipboard quote chips and arrow are from Tim Holtz. 
Bulbs from stash

- background stamps from Carabelle, I also used the side of a paper to create the black lines, "filed" is from a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonyomous stamp set, text stamp unknown
- archival ink in black
- stencil from AAll&create
- baked texture embossing powder vintage beeswax and ancient amber from Seth Apter/Emerald Creek
- Seth Apter/Spellbinder dies cross bars and robo bar
- distress oxides tea dye, ground espresso, black soot
- distress crayons black soot
- Tim Holtz die file tab
- metal decorations from Tim Holtz, Prima and my stash
- chipboard quote chips from Tim Holtz
- watercolor paper, corrugated paper

Thanks for stopping by

tisdag 28 augusti 2018

Happy Birthday


A new challenge starts today at Ally's Angels
and the theme is HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I made this card for my mother in law

For my background I used watercolor paper, distress oxides 
and stencils and some unknown background stamps. 
All die cuts and decorations are from Tim Holtz except for 
the Prima metal corner down at the left hand side

I used one of the paper dolls from Tim Holtz and some distress oxids, distress collage medium vintage and I also sanded the edges

Products used:
- Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies: tags, numbers, pipeline and 662698 to die cut the ticket
- Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz stamp 'Happy Birthday' from the set Crazy talk CMS 236 and the tickets from Ticket Booth CMS 337
- distress oxides: wilted violet, dusty concord, ground espresso, mowed lawn, shaded lilac, spun sugar
- distress collage medium, vintage
- stencils from Stampers anonymous/Tim Holtz
- texture paste opaque matte from Ranger
- 3D embossing folder 'foundry' from Sizzix/Tim Holtz
- Prima metal decoration (the corner down at the left hand side)
- metal decorations from Tim Holtz
- watercolor paper
- corrugated paper
- purple coredination cardstock with white core (for the base) from coredination.com


måndag 27 augusti 2018

For dad


Made this card for my dad <3

The base is kraft cardstock, my first layer is black coredination cardstock with a brown core, sanded, and my second layer is corrugated paper and DecoArt acrylic paint. I then made three layers using watercolor paper and distress oxides.

The big star in the center is made with a Tim Holtz die and the star that's like a frame around it is made with a Set Apther die. I cut them out in watercolor paper and used acrylic paint from DecoArt and distress oxides to color them. Then embossed them with baked texture from Emerald Creek/Seth Apter. I used deep sea, rocky road and a touch of dirty sand.

For the star panel I used baked texture dirty sand 
and the metal decoration stars are from Tim Holtz.

I used my word play alphabet die from Sizzix/Tim Holtz to cut out 'dad' and then treated the letters the same way as the center stars. Absolutely LOVE these embossing powders from Emerald Creek/Seth Apter. I used some of it on my layers as well.

Products used:
- star die from Seth Apter
- dies from Tim Holtz: star and word play alphabet
- distress oxides from Tim Holtz: ground espresso, frayed burlap, stormy sky, faded jeans, blueprint sketch, antique linen, black soot
- baked texture embossing powder from Emerald Creek/Seth Apter: dirty sand, deep sea, rocky road
- metal decorations from Tim Holtz
- metal junk from stash
- metal wire
- distress crayons from Ranger/Tim Holtz: walnut stain, black soot, vintage photo
- acrylic paint from DecoArt Media: prussian blue hue, pains gray
- coredination cardstock black with brown core
- kraft cardstock
- corrugated paper
- watercolor paper


tisdag 26 juni 2018

Wedding card for Daniel and Jonna


We have a new challenge starting today at Ally´s Angels and the theme is anything goes. All types of projects are welcome. The challenge runs for two weeks and there is also a prize to win.

I love being asked to do cards for special occasions and when my lovely friends Merja and Krister wanted me to make a card for their son's wedding I got excited. Especially since I was allowed to make both rust- and metal effects on the card AND also use cogs....I couldn't wish for a more fun card to make. So after getting a closer description of the bride and groom this is what I came up with:

The round "frame" is made with a Seth Apter die called Shield. To create the rust effect I used grit paste, acrylic paints from DecoArt and distress crayon black sooth.

I tried the new Tim Holtz 3D embossing plate Foundry and I can say it's already a favorite. I used it to create the corner decorations and also inside the frame. To create the metallic effect I used Finnabairs metallic wax brushed iron and distress crayon black soot.

Some metal wire from stash wrapped around the heart. The metal decorations are from Tim Holtz (except the small metal heart from Finnabair). 

The corrugated cardstock are treated with acrylic paints from DecoArt and distress crayon black soot. 

Products used
- Tim Holtz dies: big tag, small tag, pipes, tap, big heart, cogs
- Seth Apter die: Shield
- Cheery Lynn die: tags with names on (the names are made with label letters from Tim Holtz)
- Technique Tuesday die: the small hearts
- 3D embossing plate Foundry from Tim Holtz
- all metal decorations from Tim Holtz (except the small heart from Finnabair)
- corrugated cardstock
- acrylic paints from DecoArt: quinacridone gold, paynes grey, raw umber
- grit paste from Tim Holtz 
- metal wire from stash
- watercolor paper
- distress inks and oxides: black soot, iced spruce, walnut stain
- distress crayon black soot
- stencil from Tim Holtz (the word LOVE)

Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely day


tisdag 15 maj 2018



This is my first project for Ally's Angels,
a challenge blog run by the lovely and talented Ally
and her wonderful design team.
I will not be a full time DT but will pop in when I have time
Thank you, Ally <3

We have a new challenge starting today 
the theme is YELLOW and our sponsor is DL.ART 

I colored this steampunk dog image from KennyK Stamps 
called ColMacallan again. This time using my Prismacolor pencils. 
Love this image.

I didn't know at first what to make with him
 but when I got the plank die set from Tim Holtz, I got this idea.

The planks are made with a die, woodgrain paper and lots of 
distress inks, oxides and crayons. All from Tim Holtz (TH).
The tickets are made with stamps and matching dies from TH 

The base is made with watercolor paper and distress oxides. The edges are sanded.
 The Happy Birthday sentiment is a TH stamp, embossed.
The film strip, the chipboard quote chips and metal decorations are all from TH

The pocket watch and cog are also made with TH dies
and distress oxides and crayons. The cog is embossed to get more texture

I'm going to give this card to my father in law on his Birthday in June

Material used:
* Image ColMacallan from KennyK Stamps colored with Prismacolor pencils
* Tim Holtz dies: 662694, 662698, 662383, plank, gadget gears, pocket watch, big tag
* Tim Holtz stamps: crazy talk, ticket booth
* Tim Holtz distress ink black sooth and distress oxides black soot, hickory smoke, squeezed lemonade, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade
* Tim Holtz crayons: black soot, wild honey, tea dye, aged mahogany
* Tim Holtz distress woodgrain paper
* Metal decorations from Tim Holtz
* Film strip decoration from Tim Holtz
* Watercolor paper from Canson and Panduro, and distress mixed media heavy stock from Tim Holtz
* Distress collage medium matte (on the chipboard quotes) from Tim Holtz

I will try my luck in the following challenges

A pink gem challenge, Challenge #219 It's a mans world!
Love to scrap challenge blog, #109 Anything goes
Simon says stamp blog, For the boys
Scribbles designs challenge, #65 Make it masculine

Thank you for stopping by


söndag 15 april 2018

Crazy Cat

Hello and welcome!

Back again after a long blog break.
Today as guest designer at Crafts Dreamy Challenge
Thank you Zowie for the invitation <3

The challenge is anything goes with a lovely mood board for inspiration,
 you can see it at the end of this post

For my project I used one of the crazy cats from Tim Holtz, 
colored with my Prismacolor pencils and added a
 layer of distress collage medium vintage

Except for the corrugated cardstock I use as a base, 
all the layers are made with watercolor paper and distress inks and oxides. 
I stamped randomly using Tim Holtz stamps.
 For the die cuts I use kraft or watercolor paper and distress inks/oxides.
A layer of distress collage medium crazing on top.
All edges are sanded

Chipboard quote chip from Tim Holtz, treated with distress inks and then sanded.
Milk bottles and fish from the crazy cat stamp set colored with
Prismacolor pencils and distress inks and cut out with matching dies

Random stamping and stenciling on the frame.
The clock is a stamp from Tim Holtz, embossed on kraft, fussy cut 
and treated with distress inks and distress collage medium crazing, then sanded. 
The small ticket at the top of the frame and the ruler (barely visible)
 on the right hand side are both made with Tim Holtz stamps

I love the distress crayons, here in walnut stain and black soot on my yellow layer. 
Rubbing it into the crackles with my fingers make my project look even more distressed.
Here you can also see the quote better.
The small ticket is made with a stamp and the mini clipboard bottom is a die cut, both from Tim Holtz

All metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz and treated with distress oxide peacock feathers

Embossing powder in valnut stain around the claw marks 
and, of course, a lot of distress inks and oxides.
Here you can also see more of the ruler on the right hand side

Here you can see all layers

The mood board for the challenge

I will try my project in the following challenge

Products used
* Watercolor paper from Canson, kraft, corrugated cardstock
* Distress inks: ground espresso, black soot, antique linen
* Distress oxides: bundled sage, peacock feathers, evergreen bough, frayed burlap, gathered twigs, black soot, fossilized amber, sqeezed lemonade
* Distress crayons: walnut stain, black soot
* Clear rock candy crackle paint (barely visible)
* Distress embossing powder: walnut stain, faded jeans
* Distress collage medium: vintage, crazing
* Tim Holtz dies: mini clock key, mini clipboard top & bottom, file tabs, claw marks, crazy cats
* Two rectangular spellbinder dies to create the frame
* Tim Holtz stamps: crazy cats, going somewhere, curiosities, 
* Unknown background stamps (on the frame mostly)
* Industrial stencil from Tim Holtz
* Tim Holtz idea-ology metal embellishments and chipboard quote chip

Thanks for stopping by