Sunday, August 10, 2014

G45 Botanical Tea envelope mini album with flaps

Hello everybody :)

I just wanted to share a mini album that I made :) Me and my dear friend Anne, did a challenge to make a mini album using the same paperline and the same base. I made both the album bases and we made one mini album each.

If you watch the youtube video you'll find links to a tutorial on how to make a similar mini album base, and how to use magnets in your mini album, if you're interested :)

Here Anne is showing how the base of the album looked before we started embellishing :)
You can see Anne's wonderful creation here

Hope you like my album :)

Thanks for watching,
have a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles,

Sunday, August 3, 2014

More Clean and simple cards....

Yaaayyy, I'm having soooo much fun making these cards :) And after some trial and error cards, some published in my previous post, I feel I'm finally getting the hang of it :) It always feels like magic to me, when I find a way to create something and being able to put my own spin on it :)

I've been collecting stamps for a couple of years now, and while I've been collecting the stamps, the stamps have been collecting dust, lol. Now I'v finally found a way to use them in my creations combining them with torn paper, distressink and doodling, yaaaayyy :) I'm soooo happy!!!!

So here are my latest creations :) Yes, it's a Lot of cards, but I'm just soooo freakin' inspired, lol
The colors on these cards are all distress inks and/or distress markers, the cardstock is bazill prismatic. Everything with a rough edge are just shapes torn from scrap paper and glued down....
Hope you like them :)

 The Gorgeous bee stamp is from, the heart is just torn from scrap paper, the small heart is doodled and Friendship is a fiskars stamp, for a friendship clear stampset. It was colored using distress ink and distress markers.

 The man is a Tim holtz clearstamp and was stamped on seperate paper and fussy cut. I did the same with the tap, I don't know the manufacturer of the tap stamp. Again a heart torn from scrap paper, the word Love is from a clear stamp set, I don't know the label. I stamped some numbers at the bottom using another tim holtz clear stamp.

 The hot air balloon is a stampendous stamp and I just layered the heart on top, covering the basket. Then I stamped Explore and doodled the little heart.

Another heart torn from scrap paper, the tap was stamped on another paper and cut. The small heart is a Tim Holtz clear stamp and so is the crown. The you and me stamp is from the Fiskars friends clear stamp set.

The Flamingo is from a G-45 stamp set and the word special is a clear stamp.

 The crown is a tim holtz clear stamp, the you and me is from the fiskars friends clear stamp set, the love makes the world go round is also a rubber stamp, however I don't know from where. The smaller hearts was inked using the Tim holtz heart stencil.

 The gears are from a G-45 stamp set and the little zigzag stamp I believe to be from The word fabulous is a die cut, using a Technique tuesday die.

 The words are from a Kaisercraft clear stamp. the swirly stamp at the bottom is from tattered angels.

 The words are from different script clear stamp sets. The middle heart is a tim holtz clear stamp and so is the bird...

 Friendship is from the fiskars friend clear stamp set, the bird is an inkadinkado clear stamp...

 all tim holtz clear stamps and the word is an inkadinkado peg stamp set.

 Words from a Kaisercraft clear stamp. The scroll at the bottom is from a clear stamp set and I don't know the manufacturer. Again I've used the heart clear stamp from tim holtz...

 The tiny bird is from one on inkadinkado's inchie sets, the quote is from the fiskars friend clear stamp set. The small heart is doodled....

 The bird is an inkadinkado clear stamp, the quote is again from fiskars friends clear stamp set...

Again I want to thank everyone showing their clean and simple cards on pinterest for the inspiration and here's the link to my board Clean and Simple Card ideas on Pinterest for inspiration...

Thanks a million for watching, hope you like my cards and I truly appreciate your kind comments
Have a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles,

Saturday, August 2, 2014

My attempt at clean and simple cards :)

Hi everybody, 

It's been a long time since my last post here in blogland :) It's been a very busy summer at work, tourist season and the most awesome warm sunny summer ever!!!! It's been pure magic here in the west of Norway this summer, with more sunshine than we ever thought possible, and high temperatures, yaaayyyy :)

But now tourist season is coming to an end where I live, which means I've finally had some time to craft :) I've been soooo very inspired by some gorgeous clean and simple cards I've seen on pinterest, if you want to see where my inspiration came from, check out my Clean and simple card ideas board on pinterest.

now let me show you my version, not all of them will fit the clean and simple format, but I'm doing my best and having lots of fun learning to limit myself :)

For this card I just tore some papers to and glued them to the bottom of my card. I freehand cut out the trees and glued them down. The word Family is stamped.

I cut the banners and glued them down, I measured so that my houses was the same width as the banners and glued them down, drew the windows and doors using black and white pen and diecut the word HOME using my spellbinder alpha die.

The words Love you were diecut using my technique tuesday die, I glued the words down first, then I glued down the button with the twine bow and cut the banners to size and glued them down.

The banner is cut from paper and layered with washi tape. I stamped the stitching, cut a heart and glued down the technique tuesday diecut words, Love you....

 I used some pieces of my hexagon backround die, layered washi tape and paper, drew the stitching using my black pen and the zig zag stitching is a stamp. LOVE was diecut using my spellbinders alpha die and you is from my technique tuesday die....

 Painted some white, layered some washi tape, stamped the flowers using my stampendous stamp, on some newsprint paper, gessoed and colored them with my distress pens (tim holtz) The bumble bee is a stamp from Check their online store for some truly wonderful stamps!! I doodled from the bumblebee and drew a tiny heart to dot the i in the diecut word Friend. Friend is a spellbinders diecut.
This card is much the same as the above, but here I layered some washi tape and banners, a button and twine. The word hello is a spellbinders diecut and the heart and under line is doodled....

 The tree trunk was drawn using black marker and I just glued down different buttons using my glue gun. Doodled the heart and colored it. put some twine around it at the bottom....

painted white background doodle stitching around the edge, Hope is a diecut from the wonderful Gina's design  The stamp is from 

Just handcut shapes, a button, some twine and the diecut letters XO from my spellbinders alpha die....

Some burlap 'paper' from DCWV in the background here, a cut heart, a metal key with a button and some twine. The word Love is a spellbinders diecut....

I've used bazill cardstock as the base for my cards and paper scraps from different 'my minds eye' collections, some twine and buttons. And some diecuts using my big shot and dies :)

Hope you like my cards,
thanks a million for looking, I truly appreciate your kind comments.
have a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles, 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Altered giftbag, tpr pin cushion and card DT project Wild Orchid Crafts

Just wanted to share my DT project with you :) Hope you like it.

Here are the links of the products used:
Pearl beadspray:

Tuscany Rose:

Large Orchids:

Small Orchids:

Trims used in these projects from WOC: white cotton lace:
Butterfly lace:

hip rosebuds:

Tear drop pearl trim:

Large wild roses:

Cosmo Daisier:

Trellis roses:


Flower shaped flat back pearl:

Tuscany rosebuds:

Small peach chiffon rose trim:

Large chiffon rose trim:

Clock charms:
The WOC webshop:
The WOC blog:
WOC youtube channel:

WOC's facebook:

Annie's shop:
Annie's youtube:

Ephemera's vintage garden shop:
Ephemera's vintage garden youtube:

Rosanne's altered gift bag tutorial:
Lydia's altered gift bag tutorial:
Leonie's altered giftbag:

Thanks for watching and for always leaving me such kind comments, it means a lot to me!!
Have a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles,

Mixed media tutorial: How to use your stencils and texture paste on uneven surfaces

Just thought I'd share my idea on how to apply texture paste to a frame with you :) hope you find it useful!!

Thanks for watching,
I wish you a wonderful day,
hugs and smiles, Linda