lördag 29 december 2012


I love opening a new Cocoa Daisy box... and the January kit - Pemberley - is one of my favourites so far. No doubt! The kit goes on sale on January 1st.

For this layout I used lots of gesso and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to create my background. I used the patterned paper add on Netherfield Park, and also some bits and pieces from both the the Mr Darcy add on and the Elizabeth add on.


My second layout is quite different from the first. I love that the kit is so versatile and works so well with different scrapping styles. I used the main kit, the Mr Darcy add on and the Elizabeth add on for this layout.

For my third layout I scrapped two photos from New Year's Eve - 2010 and 2011. It's so fun to compare and see how the kids have grown (even if I realized that Linus has the same shirt in the two photos!)  and of course, the addition of Tuva to our family!!!

I used the main kit and the Elizabeth add on for this one.

I loove the date stamp that I used on the photos. It comes with the main kit.


torsdag 27 december 2012

Cocoa Daisy January Sneaks...!

Tomorrow is reveal day at Cocoa Daisy and the new year is starting out in a fabulous way with Pemberley...! Emily said this seems like an "Anna kit" and I totally agree... I love it sooo much! :)

onsdag 26 december 2012

And the house is empty...

We've had a full house for a few days and it's been wonderful but very intense. We've been eating a lot, playing games, laughing, chasing the small kids, eating again, opening presents, playing in the snow and then I think we also had some more food... :) Now when all the guests have left, I believe all five of us enjoy having some quiet time to ourselves. I have some scrapping on my schedule and I am very much looking forward to finally digging into the January Cocoa Daisy kit!

Have you been checking out the Creative Christmas Calendar over at the Paperliitin blog? Riikka invited a whole bunch of fabulous scrappers to contribute and I was so happy and honored to be asked to join in.

I created this layout using lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer mist and you can check out Riikka's blog for some step-by-step photos and some info about how I created my layout.

söndag 23 december 2012

God Jul - Merry Christmas

We've been crazy busy the last few days, getting everything in order for Christmas. Next year I'll be all organized in November...! ;)

I think we're in control of the situation now, luckily... and I'm looking forward to relaxing and having some nice family time!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

torsdag 20 december 2012

Creative Jump Start Summit 2013....!!!


Here we go again...!

After last year's success of Creative JumpStart the fabulous Nathalie Kalbach decided to organize it again. About 4.500 subscribers joined the Creative JumpStart in 2012. It was so much fun! So here is the scoop about it:

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.

It’s also time to start creating again. But suddenly there it is for some of us: that lost feeling on how to start. Here is the cure :)

Nathalie invited a group of wonderful, inspiring and creative ladies and gentlemen from around the globe in the mixed media and scrapbooking world to join together for the Creative Jump Start Summit 2013. We are coming together to show you some ways to get back into the creative groove and how to get your creative juices flowing. We want to share with you "3 Ways to ..." help you jump-start your creativity in 2013.

Let me show you who is participating:

Here’s what you get and how it works:
  • 1. Throughout January we will share videos showing tutorials to inspire you –
  • 2. You sign up for the Creative JumpStart 2013 newsletter HERE and, in January 2013, you will receive a daily link and password to unlock the view of the materials as soon as they go live
  • 3. On some days our Sponsors will have a giveaway for you and you will receive two newsletters these days
  • 4. You watch the presentations and you will be hopefully inspired to be more creative—all for FREE! If you like it you can donate to the cause - check it out here.
So come on—get inspiration from some of the most creative people in the community. What are you waiting for? (Did I mention it’s FREE?)

onsdag 19 december 2012

Green and blue...

...are two of my favourite colours... :) I created an Art Journaling page for Pyssloteket, using gesso, pencil, acrylic paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Glaze, a stencil from Prima and some old chipboard letters... More info on the supplies can be found in the blog post for Pyssloteket.

I used a 12x12 patterened paper as a base and it was fun working big! I think art journaling in 12x12 will be a fab complement to my bound journals.

tisdag 11 december 2012

Another fabric one...

Stomach bugs shouldn't be allowed... just sayin'... :( I'm desperately hoping to be able to go to work tomorrow. I'm not handling the stressful combination of deadlines at work, Christmas getting closer very quickly and a sick family, very well... Please cross your fingers that everyone recovers and stays healthy and that it happens soon!

Here's another of the fabric layouts I made for Scrap365 magazine a while ago.

söndag 9 december 2012

Fabric layout...

Earlier this year I wrote an article for Scrap365 magazine about using fabric on layouts. It was published in the July issue and this is one of the layouts I created for the article.

fredag 7 december 2012

Painted background...

I created this layout for Tattered Angels, using one of my favourite techniques. I made the background using gesso, a stencil from Crafter's Workshop, acrylic paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam. I covered the entire background with Glam and I LOVE the way it glitters and sparkles.

I used Glimmer Mist on the threads (Cupid), on the thickers (Sun Sisters) and on the flower (Aquamarine) and I painted the sun sticker with Glimmer Glaze.

I misted the rose ribbon with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist Polka Dot Pink.

onsdag 5 december 2012

Lego builder...

I created this layout for Pyssloteket, using papers from Jenni Bowlin, a stencil from Crafter's Workshop, lots of gesso and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Check out the Inspiration blog for more info on the supplies.

I painted the letters with Glimmer Glaze...

måndag 3 december 2012

Big heart and small heart...

I created a couple of hearts for Tattered Angels this month. I got a set of heart shaped cookie cutters and decided to alter them. I wrapped fabric strips around one of them and painted the other one with gesso and Glimmer Glam.

This was the largest heart and I used one of the smaller ones to trace a heart onto a piece of cardboard to hang in the middle. I attached the heart in the middle using thin sewing thread. The fabric wrapped heart was misted using Glimmer Mists Silver Sugar, Electric Blue, Iridescent Gold and Chalkboard Mist Chalk and the cardboard heart was painted with gesso and Glimmer Glam Caspian Sea and Calm Before The Storm.

I also misted the flowers, the flower ribbon and the lace for the hanging. The letter stickers (god jul means "merry christmas" by the way :) were painted with Glimmer Glam Icicle. Check out the Tattered Angels blog for more info and also some photos I took along the way.

I added a flower to the center of the smaller heart and used cord from Canvas Corp for the hanging. The Glimmer Glam I used is called Smooches.

Have a wonderful day...!!!

söndag 2 december 2012

Another one for Cocoa Daisy...

...using the December kit.

For this layout I used the main kit + the "Nice to meet you" add on. This layout is so, so simple... but I really love it. I love this photo so much. The title says "The best hugs in the world" and I love that I managed to capture one of those fabulous hugs Tuva is giving us these days. :)