Paper lace it is

The current challenge at Simon Says, is to focus on the border. I decided to dig out my paper lace which has mainly just been gathering dust for a few years now… I managed to squeeze in three different laces and one washi tape border. The result is a card that is so NOT my usual style!

I used this week’s sketch at Kortskissen for the layout, and I also submit the card to Tuesday Throwdown’s challenge #307 – Anything goes.

The sentiment is a clear stamp from Slöjd-Detaljer (did I mention that I love our stamps? 😀 ), and says “If there’s anything you dream of, may everything be granted, because you deserve everything”.






Good morning! Today I have a vintage looking time themed card to share with you. The sentiment on the card is Swedish for “Time and life won’t be repeated”. I used my absolute fave paper, from Stamperia’s paper pad ‘Steampunk‘. It’s without doubt THE most beautiful papers I have ever worked with. Sentiment stamp is from Slöjd-Detaljer.

This card is for two challenges – Crafty Cardmakers #170, which has the theme Time, and Retro Sketches #227.





You Make Me Happy

I made a happily yellow card today. 🙂 With the sentiment “You Make Me Happy” and a sun in the corner, it fits in on The Paper Players current challenge with the theme “You light up my life”. The stripes and dots also make it perfect for Allsorts challenge #375 – Spots and Stripes. Last but not least, it’s my contribution to Kortskissen’s sketch #369.





This week’s Mojo

It’s been quite a while since I used a Mojo Monday sketch. Checking my blog, I realize I haven’t done so since December! So I guess it’s about time now. 🙂
Stamp is from a clear stamp set from Slöjd-Detaljer. I love our stamps! 😀






For this past week’s challenge at Can You Case It, you could choose to make a birthday card with our without the sketch. I went with the sketch. And, I used stickers! I hardly ever use stickers, but I have a few old ones in my stash which I should probably use up.

Several of my friends are turning 46 or 47 this year, and this card will go to one of the “46’ers”. 😀




Loads of challenges

Second card for today is made for five different challenges, four of them from blogs I discovered just today:

  1. Card Mania challenge #82 – Lace and/or Pearls. I squeezed in both. I have loads of lace that I hardly ever use, I guess I should try to use it more often in my projects.
  2. Cards und More challenge #163 – Embossing. Sentiment is embossed with black embossing powder. And embossing is something I should do more often as well. I’ve become “lazy” and always stamp without embossing.
  3. Tuesday Throwdown #304 – Happy Birthday.
  4. Simon Says – Anything Goes.
  5. Sketch Saturday’s sketch #422.





I’ve got plans for this day being a cardmaking day. Here’s the first card of the day, made for three different challenges:

AAA Cards challenge #69 is to use one favorite item to use. I cheated, I used two… washi tape and rhinestones.
Week 208 challenge at CASology is the theme journey. “Trevlig resa” on my card is Swedish for “Have a nice trip”.
And last but not least, I used CAS(E) this Sketch #182.




D is for Denim. And Dimension.

Guess what?! I’ve made a card! Yes, you read that right. Last card I posted here was almost a month ago. I had so much fun making this card, inspired by three different challenges:

Butterfly Challenge #58 – D is for Dimension and/or Denim. I found a cotton fabric with denim print in my stash, which was absolutely perfect for this challenge. Then a bit of dimension by using 3D dots under the Grattis stamp, and glueing just the body of the butterfly, lifting the wings up from the card (by the way, I almost always do that when using butterflies).

Shopping Our Stash challenge #262 is to use stitching. I don’t own a sewing machine, and was too lazy to stitch by hand, so I made faux stitches with Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen.

And then I used the sketch at The Paper Players challenge #305.





Better late than never

That’s what the sentiment on this card says, “Better late than never”. Perfect for sending a belated greeting to someone. It’s also a perfect description of my making of this card – it was supposed to be for Kortskissen’s sketch #363 that was published two days ago. I didn’t get around to make my card (and update the post) until today. Better late than never suits me very well…



A clean and simple congrats

A card fresh from my desk right now. Made for this week’s sketch at Kortskissen, and for the current color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. I just noticed the green looks almost yellow in the photo. It is more green IRL.