torsdag 29 januari 2015

Lace, Hearts and Pearls

Hello! Just a short post today to share a card inspired by the current challenges at Bunny Zoe's Crafts January Challenge - Hearts, and Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 295 - Lace and Pearls.

Thank you for stopping by today and welcome to take a chance in my Blogoversary Candy.
Hugs, Outi

Hej! Idag blir det bara ett kort inlägg för att visa ett kort som är inspirerat av utmaningarna hos Bunny Zoe's och Allsorts, med teman som hjärtan, spets och pärlor.

Tack för att du tittade in och välkommen att delta i min bloggfödelsedagscandy!
Kramar, Outi

söndag 25 januari 2015

A Mother's Day Card

Hello all! Today I've been browsing and blog hopping and getting lots of inspiration from many fabulous blogs, among them some of my favourite challenge blogs. At Papertake Weekly the theme is Get In Shape which was the inspiration for this Mother's Day card. For my card I used a beautiful die from Joy Crafts. It's just visible as the swirly part at the top and bottom of the card. I also used a heart die partly hidden by flowers, ribbon and a silvery thread. There are also three types of lace and a pair of heart shaped pearls. This card was entered into the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations January challenge Dies and Punches
Party Time Tuesdays #194 Anything Goes
Kort o Mania #122 Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #110 Hearts and Ribbon
Wags'n Whiskers #146 Hearts
Dream Valley Challenges #98 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today. Please feel free to take part in my Blogoversary celebration candy here.
Take care!
Outi x

söndag 18 januari 2015

CAS Thank You

Hi there! For once I've managed to make a card in less than an hour and it's not a secret I chose to make it CAS. Inspiration from CAS-ual Fridays current challenge, as well as the current challenge at ScrappaLoss helped me with some ideas and this is the result. The birds are felt die-cuts and there are also some sequins here and there.

Remember there will soon be a Blogoversary celebration at Papercrazy so make sure you pop in to have a chance at some candy! Thank you for stopping by today.
Outi x

Hej! För en gångs skull har jag lyckats tillverka ett kort på under en timme. Det skulle aldrig ha hänt om det inte varit ett CAS-kort. Det ska ju liksom inte vara så mycket på dem. Jag hämtade inspiration hos både CAS-ual Fridays och ScrappaLoss januaritävling. CAS är ju inte riktigt min gren, men antar man en utmaning så får man alltid ett tillfälle att öva sig lite. Fåglarna är av filt och sen har jag strösslat lite paljetter i hörnen.

Kom ihåg att det snart dyker upp lite bloggfödelsedags-godis här hos Pappersgalen, så titta gärna in så har du chansen att vara med i utlottningen. Tack för besöket!
Kram Outi

Hearts and Ribbon - Hjärtan och band

Hello all! Recently I've been enjoying myself exploring the world of ATC:s. Making some, swapping and enjoying those beautiful little works of art which have found their way to my mailbox irl. My collection is still small but slowly growing and I love it!

For this card I used a die to punch a heart shaped hole in the design paper. Then I cut stripes from a small bright pink paper bag, folded them and glued them into the heart shaped hole. At the moment I can't recall the proper name of the technique so if you know it please leave a comment below.

This ATC was entered into the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #110 - Hearts and Ribbon Theme
Party Time Tuesdays: #194 Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: Die Cuts and/or Punches
Kort o Mania: Utfordring #122 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today. There will soon be a Blogoversary celebration here so make sure you pop in to have a chance at some candy!


Hej allesammans! På senare tid har jag roat mig med att utforska det här med atc:er. Har gjort några själv, varit med på några swappar och njutit i fulla drag av alla de små konstverk som har dykt upp i brevlådan här hemma. Än så länge är samlingen liten, men den växer stadigt och jag är väldigt förtjust i den!

Det här kortet gjorde jag genom att stansa ut ett hjärtformat hål i mönstrat papper. Sen tog jag en gammal illrosa papperspåse och skar i remsor som veks dubbelt och limmades i det hjärtformade hålet. Just nu kan jag inte komma ihåg vad tekniken kallas, men påminn mig gärna genom att skriva en kommentar.

Tack för att du tittade in idag. Det kommer snart att bli bloggfödelsedagsfirande här så se till att titta in framöver så har du chansen att få ta del av lite godis!


Summary of 2014 Top 10

Hello everybody! Christmas seems already so far away and I'm busy looking for signs of spring. During the second half of 2014 my blog activity sank to zero because of me feeling so tired I hardly managed working full time. The cause of my feeling so tired was revealed at the doctor's in the autumn - shitty (pardon my language, but that was what it felt like) blood status. Plenty of pills later I now feel better and I hope this year will be a healtier one.

Today I've put together a simple summary of my paper crafting projects of 2014 beginning with my take on iHanna's DIY Post Card Swap. Visiting iHanna is always like taking off on a journey of creativity.

Below is one of the Mother's Day cards I made. It was for sale at the local flower shop and there were two customers fighting over it... I regret I didn't make two of them and I will make sure there will be several to choose from this year LOL!

 This card is a rather small one I made for a challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, one of my favourite challenge blogs as there is a fab design team to get you going with loads of inspirational works of art.

The card below was a result of a challenge at Hobbyworld. Usually I play safe but this time I wanted to challenge myself. As you see there is not a piece of patterned paper...

I love decorating boxes and this is one of those from last year.

Here's a large matchbox which was subject to a make over.

The focal point of the card below is the lovely retro image. I just couldn't help buying these images and this was my first attempt to using one of them.

Not a year without making a bunch of birthday cards. This one was made for our youngest grandchild Joline who turned six last year.

We also celebrated a 30-year-old in December last year. I love those soft subtle colours of this card.

Finally some atc:s I made for a swap. The theme was masculine vintage and it was really a challenge since I usually make romantic things with loads of flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today and welcome back soon. Within a few days I plan to announce a candy open to everybody who runs a blog and I hope you will find it yummy.

Wishing you all a fabulous 2015!