torsdag 31 maj 2012

My bookmark

I saw this gorgeous photo over at Forver Night Challenges and that tickled my bookmark (read tag) nerve.
My tag:
Tag ingrediense:
Stamps: Main stamp is from Tickled Pink Stamps
and in the background you can get a glimse of Tim Holtz clearstamps that I have embossed
(Is it just me or do Tim Holtz clearstamps smell good??!)
Paper: from DCWV
Coloring medium: ProMarkers
Misc: I added a lot of glitter on her dress, don´t think it shows so good. 

I would love to join 
Forver Night Challenges - Victorian Gothic - image inspiration
And look at this image:


Hugs Sandra

Guest designer for

Today I will show you not one but two cards! LOL!
When I won the challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges this month I got to chose 3 (2 if not) digital stamps if I would like to be the guest designer for the next challenge. Guess what I answered? And I couldn´t do just one card, I made two! :) The theme they have is "Rainbows, clouds or wings".
For the first card I have used Isabella and Belle. They are so cute! And this card will be perfect for one of my daughter pre-school teachers. As you can see my card has the shape of a cloud. :)
Card ingrediense:
Stamp: from Little Miss Muffet (direct link to stamp above)
Coloring medium: ProMarkers
Papers: the blue is from Panduro and the pink is from Webster´s pages
Dies: the flower is from Magnolia die
Embellishments: ticket from TH, Prima flower, brad, flip flop lasercut from Make it Crafty, halfpearls

For the second card I have used Elisabeth Louise Hatter. Can you tell I created this card on a rainy day? LOL. I usually chose colors after weather, not so often what I want on the card! Strange maybe, but I am a little strange! :) And on this card I used butterflies to create after the theme "wings".
Card ingrediense:
Stamp: from Little Miss Muffet (direct link to stamp above)
Coloring medium: ProMarkers
Papers: the orange is from Victorian designs and the brown I can´t remember I am afraid
Dies: butterflies from Ek success, spellbinders, Nellie Snellen
Embellishments:  flowers from Johanna, bling, halfpearls, brown feather, ticket I have made myself, I have sewed on this card!

I would like to enter:
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: bingo
(pearls, image, flowers - I have it on both my cards, but have it most on number 1, so I would like to enter number 1!)
 Hugs Sandra

söndag 27 maj 2012

Koala Tilda


I just love this stamp, she is soo cute! And fun to color too! This card is for one of my daughters pre-school teachers. "Tack" means thank you. And if you look close on this card, I have been sewing on it! It is fantastic what this hobby can do! I really don´t like to sew. Unless it is on paper! :)

I would like to enter:
Midweek Magnolias: Romantic and chic
I love promarkers: #118 use die cuts

Hugs Sandra

My grandfather

My grandfather turned 80!! this week so I have created a card! And when it comes to elder men I don´t have many stamps, so I chose this one from Mo Manning. It is one of my favorite male stamps!

The summer has really arrived in Sweden. It is soo hot, and we are not used to this yet. But it is nice to see the sun after the long grey winter, so  I will not complain!

To my beloved grandfather(morfar in swedish):

 I would love to enter:

DP2 Challenge: World traveler
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Fathers Day / for a speciel male
Passion for ProMarkers: birthdays

Hugs Sandra

torsdag 24 maj 2012

Inspiration card for Scrapper´s Delight


Today I have tried out a new technic and used a digital stamp, Godess 1 and a digital paper, Mother nature paper 5 (from this: kit), and merged them. It is from the inspirational blog at Make it Crafty I realized that png images are only white within and transparent outside! I hadn´t thought about this before! And when looking for that specific article so I could link it to you, I couldn´t find it. Typical!

Anyway, so I took the background paper and put it in word. Than I just paste the png digital stamp over and Voilá! So I colord the image like i used too and could use the background colors for inspiration! How nice is this! All other times, I do the opposite. I color an image and then have to try and find a matching paper. Which is really hard. Especially for me. I love to color in warm colors. And I shop paper in cold colors. Which is really annoying! I have to stop either of them. But the problem is I love it. Not when trying to find the right paper tho. Then I usually go mad about myself! I have colored Tilda with bubbles in warm blue tones. And I have not a single paper that suites this image! I have a lot of blue paper. With cold blue and grey tones. They are gorgeous, but don´t fit! So this technic I have used here is a dream for me!

This beautiful godess does look strong and sexy. If you are sensitive about strong and sexy woman, you better not look at this! :)  For all the rest of us:

Have a great day!
Hugs Sandra

onsdag 23 maj 2012

Some odd girl

Sketches is really not my thing, normaly, but this time I did it!
I thought about lemon and strawberries on a hot summer day when creating the card. Can you see it? And it is actually very fun to create after a sketch. I will do more of this!

The sketch:

Card Ingredients
Sentiment Stamp: "Hej vännen!" written in word. It means "hello my friend"
Stamp: Sweet Thinkin Mae
Coloring medium: ProMarkers
Papers: PaperMaze nordic- Yellow Dottie, and a digital paper that I have forgotten where I found..
Punches & Dies: Fancy tags from spellbinders, a border punch from Martha Stewart, a doily die with hearts from memory box ( I am 99% sure)
Embellishments: Pearls from Panduro, flowers from my stash.

I would like to enter:
Some odd girl challenge: sketch challenge
(I have flowers and a doily)

Hugs Sandra

måndag 21 maj 2012

Feels like birthday today too!

Today it was really fun to catch the mail!
From Johanna I got this!
Thank you sooo much sweetie!!

And from Jocke and Emma  I got:

Thank you my darlings!

And from Magnolia I got:
Thank you so much Magnolia!!

I am getting spoiled for sure!

Now I want to do some cards!!
Cya later!
Hugs Sandra

lördag 19 maj 2012

It´s my birthday

and I would like to thank Alessandra, Cattie and my Jocke for the beautiful cards I recieved today! I love to recive handmade cards! Now I gonne go down and eat some barbeque and drink a glas of red wine!

Hugs Sandra

torsdag 17 maj 2012

Mushroom fairy


I was the lucky winner of this brand new super cute digi from Some odd girl. So this is my very first card with a  SOG stamp.  Ofcourse I had to try it out in the special challenge they have this saturday. It is on facebook, so I better not forget it! Well, there might be other things I do this Saturday, since it is my birthday, but I will try and get on the internet a little anyway. Here is my bright card! :)

Card ingredients:
Stamp: Mushroom Fairy from Some Odd Girl
Coloring medium: ProMarkers 
Papers: I think it is from Inkido.
Punches and dies: frame is from spellbinder, the green flower is made from retro punches.
Misc: brad in the flower, halfpearls made of Pearlmaker, the orange thingy is from Magnolia, the yellow Lily is a Prima flower (my favorite flower!)

Some odd girl challenge: bright colors
Passion for ProMarkers: photo inspiration
(I was inspired by all the beautiful colors!!)
I love ProMarkers Challenge: Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Anything goes

Have a great day!
Hugs Sandra

tisdag 15 maj 2012

Some cake?


Sometimes it is nice to do something else than a card. This time I have created a little cake box. I can open it and put something in it before giving it away.  The template can be found here: template
and it was a lot more easy to do than it looks!

Decorated with ek success little retro punch and pearl maker.

Added some gold pearls. They are gorgeous, in right place and not to many!
I have written Grattis, which means congratulations!

The box can be open! Hm, maybe shoud have taken a picture from the other side?! :)

Have a great day!
Hugs Sandra

torsdag 10 maj 2012

A little scen with Magnolia stamps


I am gonne try and do something that I have seen many do around blog-land, they write down the recepie for the card after showing it. I think it looks so nice when other do so I am gonne have a try. I have used almost the same form as, Sandra, has. It is mostly she who has inspired me to try this out... Thank you for inspiration! :)

I have used more 3 D dots than I usually do, to make the card really pop. And it does. I hope you can see it. :)


Card Ingredients
Sentiment Stamp: "Grattis" written in Word. It means "Congratulations!"
Stamp: Tilda with Lady bug and Magnolia floral background (I think this is their names)
Coloring medium: ProMarkers
Papers: : ”Sweet Rainbow” – Wild Red
Punches & Dies: a Nellie Snellen punch for white leafs, spellbinders fancy tags and for the liliy I have used McGill lily punch and a Nellie Snellen punch for the middle.
Embellishments: Pearls and bling, flowers

I would like to enter:

TOMIC: bingo (flowers, Magnolia pattern papers, flowers)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Make it pop!
Magnolia-licious challenge: colour challenge
C.R.A.F.T  Challenge: Celebration and blog hop

Hugs Sandra

tisdag 8 maj 2012

Birthday card for the big 40!


Today I have created a birthday card for a woman who turns 40 soon. I have distressed the edges, the swirls have embossing on them (white) and the lilies I have created and the blue flowers are from Prima. This lady called Effie is from Sassy Studio Designs. I must admit I haven´t read the book where she is from, called the Hunger Games. I am not sure what the name will be when translated, but after reading what everyone thinks about it, I guess it is worth reading? :)

I have distressed the edges and used black sooth - distress ink on them. The tag is from a magnolia die. Used both half pearls and Pearl Maker on the card. And voila:

Card of Effie

I would like to enter:

Sassy Studio Designs: Celebrating 600 followers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Birthday bash (celebrating 3 years!)
Craft your passion challenges: Torn or distressed edges
Passion for ProMarkers: Special birthdays

Hugs Sandra

måndag 7 maj 2012

May flowers!


Over at Scrapper´s Delights there is a new challenge with the name May flowers! Check it out here.
Flowers is something I love and usually have on my cards (one or two cards for men that don´t have any!)

For this card I have used Dragonfly Pixie.

Most of the details is made by me on this card. Flowers, pin and ticket. It was fun to do more and use less bought items.

I would like to enter:

Stampin´for the Weekend: layers ( I have 4 different layers on this card! That is more than I usually have...)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge: May flowers
I love ProMarkers: Fairies (colored with my promarkers)

Have a great day! 
Hugs Sandra

tisdag 1 maj 2012

My suitcase


Vintage isn´t normaly my thing, but after being sick so long time and we have taken turns in my family, so I felt I had to do something out of my normal range. For therapy. There isn´t any better therapy than to cut in papers!! And to color images ofcourse! The tutorial I have used is found in Magnolia Ink magazine nr 3 2011. It is Debbie who created this one. I followed it very precise in the begining, but some how the messures didn´t work for me, so I had to change some things. And I thought the chain she had hanging down would hold the suitcase together, but it didn´t so if I do it again some time I will think out something different. And I wanted 2 stripes as a handle (instead of 1), to be able to carrie it around (read my daughter here!). But I would like to thank Debbie for sharing! It was sooo relaxing doing this suitcase, even if it took a long time. Or maybe just because.
Suitcase paper craft

The 2 stamps from the same serie from Scrapper´s Delights is called Rose Petal digi 1 and Rose Petal digi 3. Rose Petal digi 1 is offered as a freebie so go here and grab here while you can!

My dies are from spellbinders and from Magnolia.

I used a lot of Tim Holtz products. The tickets are from him. The beautiful pearl. All distressed edges and the hole decorative paper is filled with Antique Linen!

Tim Holtz pearl
This pin is a vintage pin I have created.

Suitcase picture
I would like to enter:

Craft you passion challenge: Texture
Passion for ProMarkers: Cut it out

Hugs Sandra