fredag 30 december 2011

Top Ten Layouts 2011

Looking back is so much fun...! Here are my past blog posts with my favourite layouts from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Many of my all time favourites are among them and I was surprised when looking back today, that there are so many of them that I still love. :)

I love all the texture and the techniques I combined here... acrylic paint, mists, polymer clay, fabric...

This Cocoa Daisy kit was fab - I love these colors together - and I'm quite happy with the heart I created.

I love the texture...

The dripping Glimmer Glam turned out fun!

I love using fabric...

Simple, simple... chalkboard mist, a little stitching and clear heat embossing...

I like the idea of writing the journaling on top of my hand print and the subject of my journaling is how I was using my hands to create, to keep myself occupied while waiting for the baby.

This was made after a sketch from Pencil Lines. I love the soft colors.

I don't create double pages very often, but I'm so happy with this one. :) It's a fab documentation of an ordinary day in my life, and I'm thanking Lisa for the challenge over at Cocoa Daisy that made me create this. :)

Some messy paint... green and blue = love. This was also made after a Pencil Lines sketch.

Tomorrow I'll be sharing my top 10 favourite non-layout projects from 2011 and then... I'm looking forward to a new creative 2012! :)

Tea and Cupcakes part 2

Here is a frame that I altered, using the Cocoa Daisy January kit - Tea and Cupcakes. I painted the frame with gesso and then with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam.

I used my sewing machine around the edges and used 3D-foam to separate the layers some. I love these clouds from the main kit!

And here's another layout about when Alva and I played with some watersoluble crayons. Her hands were so lovely after a while. :) In Swedish the word "färg" means both paint and color.

torsdag 29 december 2011

Tea and Cupcakes...!

The Cocoa Daisy January kit goes on sale on January 1st. It's called "Tea and Cupcakes" and it's filled with warm and yummy and wonderful colors...!

Here are two of my layouts this month. Doesn't that face make you wonder what she is thinking...? :)

The Flair is from the add on "Whipped Cream and Sprinkles", just like the cool arrow from Studio Calico - love them!

This photo was taken the very first time Alva and Linus met their little sister. She was 10 days old and we were finally able to leave the hospital. It was magical, and completely scary at the same time. :)

I added some stitching and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

tisdag 27 december 2011

God Fortsättning...!

Jag hoppas att alla haft en toppenbra jul! Jag tittar bara in med ett snabbt inlägg med en tjuvtitt på Cocoa Daisys januarikit! :) Vi har "reveal day" imorgon kväll, med start kl 22 svensk tid.


Here's a tiny sneak of the January kit from Cocoa Daisy...! :) Reveal Day is tomorrow at 4 pm EST!

lördag 24 december 2011

God Jul....!

Visst har jag tre underbart fina tomtenissar och nissor? God Jul önskar jag er alla! :)

fredag 23 december 2011

LilyBee Designs hos Scrapgalen!

Jag har använt LilyBees fina serie Jingle och gjort både ett kort och en layout för Scrapgalen.

 Jag målade chipboardbokstäverna med Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam i färgen Chandelier.

Jag använde cardstockstickers i form av vimplar och lade på Glossy Accents ovanpå.

torsdag 22 december 2011

Om man har en massa tid över...

...så kan man ju alltid ge sig på att sy lite små roliga saker... =) Jag har förstås en Tuva på gång också, men frågan är om jag hinner. Idag försöker jag göra allt samtidigt - städa, tvätta, baka pepparkakshus, ta hand om Tuva, gå ut så att Alva och Linus kunde åka lite snowracer och stjärtlapp och så pyssla julklappar också då... Det funkar förstås inte riktigt och jag gör mitt bästa för att tänka glada tankar om det som blir gjort istället för att stressa ihjäl mig över det jag inte hinner med. :)

onsdag 21 december 2011


I just wanted to post a drawing from my journal... just playing a while ago... It's funny how you see things a lot better when the image is up on the screen like this. Like the fact that the eyes are totally different sizes and shapes... but it doesn't matter. It's just play. :)

tisdag 20 december 2011

Julstöket har tagit över...

Eller, det är väl inte helt sant... men om vi lägger till en förkyld och ledsen bebis (men det verkar mycket bättre idag än igår, tack och lov!), pyssel som jag inte kan visa än och filmande inför Creative Jump Start Summit så är det kanske inte så konstigt att bloggen blev lite tyst. :)

Jag tänkte bara hoppa in nu och tipsa om att det blir ett fantastiskt roligt arrangemang i Järfälla i vår! Den 5-6 maj är det pysselträff med kurser och jag tänker minsann inte missa chansen att träffa Nathalie Kalbach och att gå en eller två kurser med henne! De övriga kursledarna är inte heller några dåliga namn - Ingvild Bolme och Christy Tomlinson! Kolla in all info här. Upplägget känns toppen - du kan välja att gå en eller flera kurser och under hela helgen pågår också cropen så när du inte "kursar" kan du pyssla fritt. Arrangörer är Scrapgalen, MeaVita Scrapbooking, Mians Scrap- & Design och Scrap-Perra.

fredag 16 december 2011

Tea & Cupcakes

Here are the sneaks of the January Cocoa Daisy kit... and it's looking sooo good!!!

And the add ons...

And the new embellishment pack! 

torsdag 15 december 2011

Something awesome is coming... January...!

I was very happy to be invited by the fabulous Nathalie Kalbach to take part in "Creative Jump Start Summit 2012"!

January is approaching–a month that is full with promises, resolutions and intentions. A month that for many is following lots of holiday celebrations, family gatherings and other end-of-the-year events. To help you jump start your creativity in 2012, a group of wonderful, inspiring and creative women from around the globe in the scrapbooking and mixed media fields have joined together for the Creative Jump Start Summit 2012!

It is FREE and all you need to do is to check this page out and to make sure you sign up for the newsletter!!!!

Also, take a look at this video to see who is participating:

måndag 12 december 2011

Pencil Lines sketch 263

This week the sketch is based upon Sue's wonderful layout. Check it out here!

Here's my layout... about those blue eyes... :)

lördag 10 december 2011

Another owl...

Rather than finishing one of the owls that are waiting for my next move... I painted another one... :) It's a small one, the canvas is 4x5 inches. 

The background looked like this before I started my owl.

And this is the finished painting. Of course heavily inspired by Juliette Crane and the How to paint an owl class. I really like this little one. :)

onsdag 7 december 2011

Den stora dottern...

Jag har ju inte bara en liten dotter, utan en femårig Alva också... Alva och jag var hemliga agenter igår, när vi gick till skolan för att hämta Linus. Vi var tvugna att vara väldigt listiga för att kunna befria honom och för att förvirra skurkarna gjorde vi en avledande manöver och låtsades leka lite på lekplatsen innan vi styrde kosan mot skurkarnas gömställe. Hela operationen var så hemlig att vi inte ens berättade för dem vi befriade - inte bara Linus, utan en hel massa barn - att vi faktiskt hade räddat dem. :)

Smala ben...

Jag har gjort en layout med material från Scrapgalen, om Tuvas smala, fjuniga ben. De är nu ett minne blott och vid 6,5 månader är de fantastiskt knubbiga istället. :) Jag tittade på lite foton på nyfödda Tuva igår... jösses... så många känslor... Hur kan hon ha varit så där liten? Stackars lilla skruttan som behövde alla slangar och sladdar och CPAP-masken... och så gick det så bra till sist, tack och lov.

Jag skvätte utspädd vit akrylfärg över min bakgrund och sprayade sen med Glimmer Mist. Även blommorna är mistade och så har jag sytt lite med symaskinen förstås.

söndag 4 december 2011

More drawing...

These aren't finished... and I'll have to put them aside now to work on some other fun things... ;)  ...but I'm really enjoying this, even though I don't really know what I'm doing! :) But I'm doing my best to follow the advice of my teacher and to "trust the mess"... I've used prismacolors and inktense pencils so far. I LOVE the Inktense pencils...

lördag 3 december 2011

Color Connections

Tattered Angels is so excited to announce some new members to our Color Connections Team!!!!

Both of these companies will be such an asset to Color Connections. They both bring so many different opportunities for creative growth to the Tattered Angels table.

So without further ado….(drumroll please)

Please give a big Tattered Angels welcome to:

Basically Bare AND Canvas Corp!!!

OMG….how amazing is that?!!!! These two companies were made to work with Tattered Angels. Its a HUGE slice of heaven!!!!

Basically Bare will be debuting three brand new albums at CHA Winter, co-branded and endorsed by Tattered Angels! These albums were specifically designed to work with all the Tattered Angels products (including those eighty new colors we will be debuting at CHA!)

fredag 2 december 2011

I've been painting some owls...

I know I've told you before... an online class addict... that's what I am these days. ;) Recently, I've been taking an online class with Juliette Crane - How to paint an owl. A fabulous name for a class, isn't it?! The class even has it's own song... so amazing. :)

I really love Juliette's work and it was lots of fun to get to know her process and to paint some owls! I also know I have told you before that I don't have enough time! =) Thus, none of my owls are finished... But I really hope to continue working on them really soon. Here are some in-progress-photos of one of them. I believe he is my favourite, so far. I'm going to do a lot more work on the background and then we'll see what happens. Juliette often starts all over if things doesn't feel right. I'm not sure I could do that, not even if I wasn't happy with this little one in the end... :)

For this one I've used acrylic paint, pastels and a black Faber-Castell PITT pen.

 (These images are posted with the permission of the wonderful Juliette Crane.)