lördag 25 juli 2015

A Small Collection of Summer ATCs

Hello again! This time I'd like to share a summery collection of atc:s which I made for a swap on Facebook. The theme is Summer and I've tried to show the waves on the ocean using scrap pieces from my stash, a sandy beach and a red ball to play with. Happy summer!

I'd like to enter my atc:s into the current challenge at Crafty Cardmakers #143 Water.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs Outi

Christmas in July - My third card

Rain has been pouring down most of the day. You know what I've been doing? Sure you know! Today I'd like to share my third Christmas in July card. I thought I'd try a slightly different colour scheme than I usually do. Actually that means LESS colour from my point of view as you can see below.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Sparkles Christmas Challenges # 54 Use Ribbon Lace or Twine
Crafty Ribbons Challenge # 124 Anything Goes with Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today.
Hugs Outi

måndag 20 juli 2015

Chrismas in July Again!

Hello everybody! Hope you're enjoying the season as much as I do. Summer is great! Our garden and the surroundings are green, green and green, and I love it. That doesn't mean I'm out in the wilderness all day long. Today I began my day making yet another Christmas card as I took the challenge at Winter Wonderland to make a card in traditional Christmas colours.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland: Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Fingers: Challenge #87 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs Outi

söndag 19 juli 2015

Christmas in July

Hello fellow crafters! Hope you're having a great day whatever you do today. In south Sweden where I live it's sunny and windy at the moment. Within a few hours I will be on my way to visit some of the finest private gardens in this county. It's Open Garden Day today and I hope I will get some inspiration for our own garden. In my opinion there is too much open space in our garden and recently I have planted some shrubs, dug a new flower bed, no two actually, and we've also planted a cherry tree. Problem is that there are rocks everywhere beneath the lawn. And I mean everywhere.

Now I am lucky enough to have a partner who is very down to earth (LOL) and he gets things done, house, cars and all other things. And how handy wasn't it when he found a rather used little excavator and bought it. Planting has become so much easier since then...

Anyway enough about our garden. Today I'd like to share a little Christmas card inspired by some current challenges.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Live & Love Crafts: Challenge 37 Christmas in July
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: Challenge 108 Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly: Don't Be A Square

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a fine day today!
Hugs, Outi

fredag 10 juli 2015

For My Niece - Till min systerdotter

Hello all! Long time no see... I've simply been busy with other things than paper crafting. First there were some major changes at work and I was happy to get tasks which I'm more comfortable with than those I used to have, so I feel like a winner in a lottery. It took some time though to adapt to new routines but everything has worked out fine.

Now I'm on summer vacation and there are plenty of things to do at home. Gardening for instance. On a rainy day like today it feels great to be excused from lawn-mowing and so forth.

I made this card for my niece on her Confirmation Day. Service at church was a bit different than it was 33 years ago on my Confirmation Day. I won't go into details, lets just say the church was crowded and we laughed a lot. The laughing part was never an option back in the days...

This card was also entered into the following challenges:

The Sketchy Challenges: Challenge 88 Cordine's Sketch or Anything Goes (not entirely following the sketch, more like anything goes)
Hjerteboden juli-utfordring Alt er lov/Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 318 How does your garden grow
The Ribbon Girl: July Card Challenge Anything Goes
Card and Scrap: Utfordring nr 100 Allt er tillatt/Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #141 Sentiment

Thank you for stopping by!
Love, Outi