måndag 30 december 2013

Blueprint - a great way to start 2014!

The Cocoa Daisy January kit is called Blueprint and I love the combination of papers from Crate, Webster's Pages, October Afternoon, Chic Tags, and more. Combined with Cocoa Daisy exclusives, such as stamps, wood veneers and fabulous papers designed by Stephanie, this is another truly versatile and fun kit signed Christine!

Here is what I've created so far... first out a layout about Tuva trying some candy for the first time. I used the typewriter stamp - love it - as well as one of the bubbles in the Bird Bubbles stamp set. I mostly used the main kit, but also some bits from the DITL kit and from the patterned paper add on.

For my next layout I used the main kit, the Drawing Board add on (love the journaling cards!) and the "DEC" stamp and the arrow stamp from the DITL kit. 

My third layout is about when Tuva met Pippi Longstocking at daycare...=) She was pretty excited and happy, and then got a bit shy after I captured this photo. I used some watercolours from the December Project Art kit for my background. 

fredag 27 december 2013

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!

Tomorrow is the reveal of the January Cocoa Daisy kit - Blueprint! Cocoa Daisy exclusive wood veneers, flair, letterpress and papers are matched with products from October Afternoon, Crate and Basic Grey, to name just a few.

The kits go on sale to subscribers on December 28th 9 pm EST. The kits go on sale for everyone else on January 1st, at midnight EST.

I have a couple of tiny sneaks for you too...

fredag 20 december 2013

Julrea hos Pyssloteket, mm...

Nu är jag julledig....! Det är nästan läskigt hur skönt det känns! Den här mörka hösten har känts tung och vi är verkligen i behov av lite ledigt nu, hela familjen.

Jag tänkte tipsa om att Pyssloteket har rea på alla julsaker nu! Det finns annat i reakategorin också - titta gärna in och shoppa lite, för jag ska nämligen vara med och inventera i butiken snart och ju mer ni handlar, desto mindre att räkna... =) 

Här är ett exempel på vad man kan pyssla ihop med material från butiken... :) För en utförlig lista över material se Pysslotekets blogg

Den som är sugen på att testa att göra en "kladdig" layout av det här slaget kan komma till Pyssloteket och gå kurs! Den 15 februari är det dags och mer info hittar du här

Här är också ytterligare ett par julkort som jag knåpat ihop, också med material från Pyssloteket.

lördag 7 december 2013

Christmas cards!

It's not too late... there is still time to put together some simple Christmas cards! :) I used Spellbinder's dies, Distress Paint Brushed Pewter, the super cute wood veneer stars, my sewing machine and some messy thread for this simple card! The supplies can be found at Pyssloteket.

For my second card I used Liquitex Ceramic Stucco, Distress Stain and Glimmer Glam for my background, and some more messy thread together with die cut stars and the Brushed Pewter Distress Paint. I also sprinkled some clear UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) over the stars and melted the enamel with my heat gun.

I think the matte Black Soot Distress Paint on top of the Brushed Pewter paint looks really cool on my next card, but I am not sure who would be a suitable recipient for this card. :)

I sprinkled Chalkboard Glimmer Mist Chalk over my background on this card.


tisdag 3 december 2013

More from Home Again...

Here are a couple of more layouts made with the Cocoa Daisy December kit, Home again.

When I took the photo for this first layout I was out walking with Tuva in the stroller, in order to get her to fall asleep and take her very much needed nap. Buuuut... she doesn't look like she is sleeping, does she? :)

I loved working with the Maya Road chipboard letters, included in the main kit!

Look at these happy faces, after winning on the chocolate wheel... :)

söndag 1 december 2013

Home Again...!

The Cocoa Daisy December kit Home Again is up for sale!

It's warm and cozy kit and I love the papers designed by Stephanie, the fun embellishments and the fab stamps!

Here is the main kit:

Cozy nights add on... I love the Dear Lizzy die cut card set and all the fun chipboard pieces from Teresa Collins.

Family Time add on... the Lily Bee word stickers in white are a favourite here!

Day in the Life kit... sigh... LOVE the stamps and the cards and... everything! :)

Project Art... I'm so excited about this watercolour set...! Perfect for putting in my handbag and bringing with me!

Here are a couple of the layouts I've made with this kit so far. I love this photo of the three of them, walking together on our way home.

I mostly used the Cozy nights add on for this one. I love my crazy family!

I painted the "our family" with Glimmer Glam.

måndag 25 november 2013

Cocoa Daisy Reveal tomorrow!

The Cocoa Daisy December reveal is a couple of days earlier this month, because of Thanksgiving. The December kit "Home Again" contains a whole bunch of fab Cocoa Daisy exclusives, for example the amazingly cute wood veneers.

Here is a little sneak of what I've created...

söndag 24 november 2013

November Project Art

The November Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy contains two sets of wonderful Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens and also some fun feathers, tags and cards, to use in your art journaling.

I have a post up at the Cocoa Daisy blog, with lots of step-by-step photos. Here are the finished pages that I made using this kit.

First, some doodled floers using the pens + some Inktense pencils and a white Sharpie.

For my second page I used the pens, diluting and spreading the ink with water. I the Let's go stamp set - I love it so much!

Here I played with the feathers in the Project Art kit + some Dylusions Ink Spray and some little bits from the November add ons.

This page transformed a lot during the making...

And finally, just playing with some crazy doodling... :) It's not what I do best, but I really enjoy tring different things and experimenting... :)


torsdag 21 november 2013

Going messy...

I'm teaching at Pyssloteket in Stockholm on Saturday and there's still one spot available! :) We're creating a layout in this messy style... using paints and mists and stamps... I'm really looking forward to it! :)

måndag 18 november 2013

Sketch challenge - Allt om Scrap

I am very happy and proud to be a guest designer for Allt om Scrap this month! The sketch challenge runs until Dec 4th, so there's still plenty of time to play along. Go see the sketch and check out all the fab layouts made by the team!

Here's my layout: