söndag 29 april 2012

Crop all week...!!!

The Cocoa Daisy crop is so much fun, just like I knew it would be...! If you haven't checked out all the fabulous challenges... you still have plenty of time! Deadline for the challenges is not until after next weekend - May 6th, 8 pm EST!

Here is a layout I made for my "picnic basket & journaling challenge", using the May Cocoa Daisy kit.

I used one of the fab Crafter's Workshop stencils together with gesso, to create the pattern. I then sprayed with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist and added Glimmer Glam Pink Lipstick.

I used two fabric strips and my sewing machine, to add the "flaps" that are opening up.

The page is closed by tucking the photo under the wooden embellishment, from Prima.

Inside, I journaled about everything that is going on with Tuva right now. It feels like she has grown so much during these last couple of weeks...! :)

lördag 28 april 2012

Crop with us...!

The Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop is here...!!! Come over to the message board and be inspired, chat and have fun!

Make sure you check out my class, starting at 9 am EST today (kl 15 i em, svensk tid)!

torsdag 26 april 2012

Tattered Angels layout...

This month I created two layouts and a couple of tags for Tattered Angels.

My first layout that I made for Tattered Angels this month was created by covering parts of the pink cardstock with gesso - I also made some patterns using a stencil with circles - and then misting with lots of Glimmer Mist (Patina and Key Lime Pie) and Chalkboard Glimmer Mist (Charcoal).

The lace (thank you so much Knin!) was coloured with Patina mist. The butterflies were painted with Glimmer Glam Pink Lipstick and I also splattered some Glimmer Glam Mermaid over my layout. The thickers were misted with Glimmer Mist Cherry Blossom.

onsdag 25 april 2012

Cocoa Daisy May Kit and Crop Promos...!

Check out Graffiti Bridge from Cocoa Daisy! It's colourful and fabulous...!

We're having our Spring Crop this upcoming weekend and you don't want to miss out on the Spring Crop Subscription Promos. Check it out here...!

tisdag 24 april 2012

Published layouts...

I am here...!

I just haven't had anything to say. I hope I'll feel like updating more often again soon!

Right now I am scrapping, scrapping, scrapping... preparing for the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop (this weekend!) and completing a few other assignments as well.

While I can't show you what I'm working on right now just yet, I have a couple of layouts to share, that were published in the Swedish magazine Inzpira a few months ago. The theme was paint... and I used lots of gesso and acrylics for the first one, but also Crackle Paint and Glimmer Glam.

I used Copics + airbrush for this second background. I believe the cheese cloth was coloured with Glimmer Mist Key Lime Pie.

torsdag 19 april 2012

More Cocoa Daisy...

You don't want to miss out on the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop - Picnic in the park, taking place next weekend. I posted the schedule here. The only thing you need to do is register for the message board. You don't need to be a subscriber, or use the kits, to play along. Come and join us! The challenges will run until May 6th, so there's plenty of time to play!

Here are another couple of layouts I created using the April kit. The first one is about all the weeks I spent at the hospital last spring... I spent sooo much time indoors, but every now and then I took a short walk to one of the benches outside the hospital, enjoying an ice cream in the sun...

The butterfly was coloured with Glimmer Mist, Key Lime Pie.

These are photos from the celebration of Linus birthday. I very rarely add this many photos to a layout and I've also realized I don't scrap photos of other people than us and the kids, often enough.

onsdag 18 april 2012

Today I am ready...

I know I said I wasn't ready to post this when I had just finished it, and I just posted a small sneak. I made it for Mystele's lesson over at Life Book. When looking at it now I don't know why I didn't post it. :) I like it.

tisdag 17 april 2012

Fairy Belle...

Jag fick ljuvliga papper från Prima - serien Fairy Belle - i mitt senaste paket från Scrapgalen. Jag använde en stencil/schablon från Crafter's Workshop + gesso till bakgrunden och sen har jag dekorerat med diverse blommor, bling och utklippta fjärilar - allt från Prima.

måndag 16 april 2012

Cocoa Daisy's Sprout

Things went back to 'normal' again today, after the Easter school break and yesterday's birthday party. It was cold this morning, but sunny and beautiful and quite a bit warmer in the afternoon. I really need to try to get out more... the garden needs me ;) and I could do with the fresh air too.

Here are a couple of the layouts I made using the fabulous April Cocoa Daisy kit - Sprout.

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Key Lime Pie and Olive Vine together with a Crafter's Workshop template, for my background. The beautiful bird is also sprayed with Key Lime Pie.

The second one is about Tuva being sooo close to crawling, but not quite doing it yet... :) 

söndag 15 april 2012

The party was a success...

Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Jelly Beans...

Bat poo, blind cat eyes and blood worms...

Dragon eggs... :)

Wizard hat cupcakes... I found this idea somewhere on the internet... :)

The kids were happy, it was fun and now we are soooo tired! :)

lördag 14 april 2012

Cocoa Daisy International Reveal...

...tonight...! We will be chatting at the Cocoa Daisy message board at 3 pm EST (det vill säga kl 21 svensk tid) and the gallery with the creations by the international designers will be revealed.

A late sneak of my projects this month...

torsdag 12 april 2012


...for our Harry Potter-themed birthday party on Sunday... :)

onsdag 11 april 2012

The Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop is coming soon...

Check out this fabulous schedule...! If you've participated before, you know the Cocoa Daisy crops are always a blast....! You'll have until the next weekend after the crop to create for the challenges and you don't have to be a subscriber to play along.

I hope you'll join us...!

tisdag 10 april 2012

Ett par layouter...

Jag har gjort två layouter för Scrapgalen, båda med papper från Lily Bee Design och deras nya serie Buttercup.

Kolla in i bloggen hos Scrapgalen för en närmare beskrivning av materialet jag använt.

På bakgrunden har jag kletat gesso och använt vit Distress Stain.

Den andra layouten handlar om att Alva har lärt sig att räkna till nio på finska, med hjälp av sin Hello Kitty-dator. Det pratas ganska mycket gullig finska här hemma faktiskt... :) Dessutom hittade hon på lite nya finska tal som hon tyckte passade. Tuvdeksan till exempel, efter Tuva förstås... =)

fredag 6 april 2012

...and then there is the other me...

Don't you feel a bit like this some days...? =) This was another assignment for BIG and I really enjoyed painting both of these faces.

onsdag 4 april 2012

...and with more paint...

I'll be doing more of these...! :)

Contour painting...

...with the BIG class. For some reason I wasn't sure that I'd like this assignment, but wow... it's sooo much fun! :) I've been wanting to find new ways of drawing/painting faces and this was a great exercise.

And this was a quick drawing I made earlier today, using oil pastels... also one of the assignments for BIG.

måndag 2 april 2012

Art Journal

I took some step by step photos when playing in my art journal recently. You can see all the photos in Scrapgalen's blog. I used book pages (tusen tack till Knin för boken jag fick på KOMA!), matte gel medium, gesso, Neocolor II, Faber Castell Pitt Pens, one of my own hand carved stamps (the heart), a stencil for the wings, several Cocoa Daisy stamps and Archival Ink. A whole bunch of these products can be found at Scrapgalen.