torsdag 29 november 2012

Hello my name is...

The Cocoa Daisy kit went live for subscribers yesterday and it will be available for everyone else on Dec 1st. I really, really love this kit... and the fact that you can go bright and bold, or a lot softer if you prefer... the kit works both ways.

I went for the bright and bold... :)

I really have a problem with taking photos of red things. I guess it has something to do with white balance...? Anyway, this background is a lot less organge and a lot more red, IRL. But the other colours are looking a lot more right. :)

tisdag 27 november 2012

Oh what a cute boy!

I stepped in a deep puddle of water this afternoon. It's been raining all day and the temperature is just above freezing. It was so dark in the parking lot when I came from the train that I didn't see the water and suddenly I had my feet covered in the ice cold water. Ugh... I need to remember to park my car in a different spot tomorrow because the raining is supposed to continue! We are supposed to get crazy amounts of rain tomorrow and I guess this it the time to be happy we have no basement.

On to the scrappy stuff... :) I created this layout for the Cocoa Daisy blog, using the November Cocoa Daisy kit.

The title says “Oh, what a cute boy! Or?", but it’s not a layout about Tuva looking like a boy… :) It’s not really a layout about Tuva at all, but it’s more a reflection over the world we live in... :) Check out the Cocoa Daisy blog, to read the story about how I ended up creating this layout.

måndag 26 november 2012

Cocoa Daisy December kit sneak...!!!

Here's a sneak of what I've created so far, using the Cocoa Daisy December kit. This may be my favourite kit this year!

söndag 25 november 2012

Crazy life and string gel...

Helloo....! Is anyone out there...? :) I hope to be back to blogging a bit more often. I do have "stuff" to post... I just need to find the time to actually do it. I hope you're all fine! We have been a bit ill on and off for a whole bunch of weeks and life seems to be stuck in "crazy mode". Sometimes I'm totally ok with things being the way they are and I just try to follow along, and other times all I want to do is push the stop button and slow things down. I can't believe Christmas is only a month away!

Anyway... here's a layout with a photo of Alva from this summer. I've used string gel and acrylic paint to create the background and I have to say that string gel is so much fun that I wish I had at least a couple of weeks to do nothing but to experiment with it. :) The effect is sooo cool!

Edit: I guess I didn't explain too well what string gel actually is. :) It's a medium for acrylic paint, with a syrup honey-like consistency. What I did was mix the paint with the gel in a small jar and then I poured the paint onto my layout, slowly moving the jar around. So much fun!

I hope you've had a lovely weekend and that you'll stop by again soon, since I'll be so good at updating from now on... ;)

tisdag 20 november 2012

Stamping challenge...!

I posted a new challenge over at Cocoa Daisy today! We want you to get your stamps out!

We've had lots of fun stamping related inspiration on the Cocoa Daisy blog lately, and the CD stamps are only getting better and better...!

I used the Mod leaves stamp set for my layout. It's a layout about a very happy boy! :)

tisdag 13 november 2012


A little peak from my journal again... I'm not done with this page yet, but I thought I'd share it anyway. Do you see the Cocoa Daisy stamp I used at the bottom and at the top of the page? I love it!

I haven't been drawing much lately, but I'm really longing to do it more. And to paint. I want to paint big! And small. :) And I want to journal more. If you find some spare time that you don't need, will you pass it on to me please? ;)

söndag 11 november 2012

Kurs på Pyssloteket...

På lördag håller jag kurs på Pyssloteket! Det ska bli så skoj!

I'll be teaching at Pyssloteket (Stockholm) on Saturday! I'm really looking forward to the fun!

tisdag 6 november 2012

Paint a cow...!

I had so many different ideas for this cow, that I got from Anna at Pyssloteket! :) I had so much fun painting and doodling, using acrylic paint as a base and covering the entire cow in Glimmer Glam Chandelier.

I also used some shrink plastic to create a necklace with stars.... and a feather coloured with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist.

söndag 4 november 2012

Art Journal play...

I had a really lovely weekend, all by myself! :)

I was so happy to have my family back home again, around lunchtime today. But I have to say that it was really nice to be able to sleep undisturbed for two nights (more or less, the two cats who want to go out in the middle of the night were still here), not having to think all that much about what to eat (sandwiches, mostly) and being able to create, create and create... for several hours without interruption. :)

I had a few deadlines to tackle... but I also spent some time just playing in my art journal. It's been way too long since the last time...

lördag 3 november 2012

Creative Christmas Calendar....!

I think I've forgotten to post about this. I was so happy and honoured when Riikka asked me to participate. I am really looking forward to being inspired by what everyone else has created!

fredag 2 november 2012

Wall hanging...

I created this wall hanging for my class during the Cocoa Daisy Crop. The full instructions and step-by-step photos are still available, on the Cocoa Daisy message board. I LOVED creating this project!

I used the Cocoa Daisy November kit + the Embellishmet pack, to complete my wall hanging. I also used lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and some Glimmer Glam.

My third project for the crop was made for Lisa's music inspired challenge (deadline is the 4th, there's still time to play!) The topic of the layout is how Tuva gets very excited when her siblings return home, after being out. :)

torsdag 1 november 2012


I want to go back to Paris some day... and that's the topic of this layout. :)

Made using the Cocoa Daisy November kit - on sale NOW! The flower is from the Embellishment Pack and the black letter stickers (they have a fab chevron pattern on them!) are from the add on "The Bean".

The Cocoa Daisy store has been updated - check out the new features and the new look!

I created this for my "Mix it up" challenge  (deadline Nov 4, come and play!) and I used gesso, alcohol ink, markers (for the title), mist and stamping ink. I painted the tag white with gesso and then covered it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Chandelier.