lördag 31 maj 2014

Tag Time!

Sun is shining and nature is showing it's beauty. Our garden gets it's visits from several species of birds, though unfortunately our cats have chased both the ducks and the large geese away. I never thought our cats would dare to attack such large birds, but I was wrong. Thank God the birds weren't harmed in any way.

Despite fabulous weather I dwell in my crafting-room. I have just finished a small bunch of tags made from my stash of scrap pieces. This ultra Swedish blue and yellow is a new favourite colour combo of mine. I was born in Sweden but both my parents were Finnish, so I get ambivalent every now and then about being a patriot. Only when Finland and Sweden meet in any sports games my loyalty lies with Finland, to the great amusement of my husband-in-law who loves to tease me about it. Particularly if Sweden turns out the winner... hmm... Anyway...

This tag was also entered into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times: No Image
Crafty Catz: Challenge #233 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Outi


Solen lyser för fullt och naturen visar sin vackraste sida idag. Många olika fågelarter besöker vår trädgård dagligen, men tyvärr har våra katter skrämt bort både änderna och gässen. Jag trodde aldrig att katterna skulle ge sig på att jaga så stora fåglar, men jag hade fel. Tack och lov har ingen av fåglarna blivit skadad.

Trots det härliga vädret sitter jag i pysselrummet. Jag har just gjort färdigt en knippa tags av blandade spillbitar. Den helsvenska blågula färgkombon har blivit en ny favorit. Jag är född i Sverige av finska föräldrar, då det där med att vara patriot är lite tvetydigt. Det är bara när Sverige och Finland möts i någon sport, typ hockeyfinal, som jag helhjärtat håller på Finland, till min sambos stora förtjusning eftersom han älskar att retas ifall Sverige skulle råka vinna... hmm...

Som vanligt passar jag på att delta i ett par utmaningar, se ovan.

Tack för att du tittade in! Önskar dig en härlig helg,
Kramar, Outi

torsdag 29 maj 2014

iHanna Postcard Swap 2014

A month ago I made my postcards for the iHanna Postcard Swap 2014. Here are some pictures from the process of making the cards. It was great fun, and I hope Hanna will host a new swap next year. This was the second time I participated.

I started by recycling some really old file folders to use as cardstock.


Some watercolour paper.


 Anything colourful will do.


I used some old samples as inspiration.


Spraying colour on paper is great fun! Being a bit impatient I used my heat tool to dry the colour.




Stamping time. I used rather small stamps.


Mounting the watercolour paper on the file folders.


 I used a white pen to make the shapes of the stamps stand out.


A couple of finished cards that were sent off into the wide world. Most of them ended up i various parts of the USA. I also received many cards from crafty and talented ladies in the USA. Thank you all! I love your cards.



Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Hugs, Outi

söndag 25 maj 2014

Birthdays - Födelsedagar

Hello everybody! Today I'd like to share a birthday card. I made a small batch of them since birthdays keep coming up all the time. Does that sound familiar? :-)

This card was also entered into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations #266 Birthdays
Cute Card Thursday #322 Text Only
Oldie but A Goodie: Anniversary  Actually everything on this card is older than 6 months.
Allsorts #260 - Happy 5th Birthday Allsorts!

Hope you're having a fine day today!
Hugs, Outi


Hej allesammans! Idag blev det ett födelsedagskort. Jag har gjort ett litet antal såna eftersom födelsedagar tycks poppa upp hela tiden. Bra att ha på lager, särskilt eftersom jag brukar glömma bort födelsedagar...

Hoppas att du har en bra dag idag!
Kramar, Outi

lördag 24 maj 2014

Mother's Day Card - Ett kort till mor

With Mother's Day coming up this weekend I made a couple of cards to choose from. This is the girly, pinkish one.

It was entered into the following challenges:
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: #11 May Flowers
A Creative Romance: Girly Creations
Cute Card Thursday: #322 Text Only
Live & Love Crafts: #23 Tinchy's Inspiration Collage

Thank you for visiting. Wishing you a fab weekend!
Hugs, Outi


Inför Mors dag gjorde jag ett par olika kort. Det här är det rosa kortet. Det deltar också i ovanstående utmaningar, alla på härliga blommiga och romantiska teman.

Tack för att du tittade in idag. Önskar dig en härlig helg!
Kramar, Outi