söndag 18 september 2011

Scrapptorget firar 2 år med en CC!!

Yes, du läste helt rätt!
Den 16 oktober fyller vårt härliga Scrapptorget hela 2 år och vi tänkte fira det ordentligt med en cybercrop i bloggen. Håll utkik HÄR för mer information.
Och skriv redan nu in 15-23 oktober i era almenackor..för då smäller det! = ) // Sophia

Tradefish Designs Week

Hi there!
Hope you are enjoying the weekend and find time to be crafty. I, myself, have been too busy with other stuff ...so, no cardmaking for me no.
But, luckily, I got to play with some gorgeous clearstamps from Tradefish Designs earlier this week and managed to make my card for the Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards! Woot, woot!
And the theme for this week will be "Masculine". Not my cup of tea, you could say. But I did my best. LOL
I chose one of my favourite designer papers and kept it pretty simple. Two tags that I sprinkled some glimmer mist on and embossed the sentiment. The picture doesn´t do the color of embossing justice. In real, it´s more black, with a hint of green when you hold it up against the light.

The brown flower was white from the start, but I sprayed it with some glimmer mist "Tattered Leather". I also dug deep in my drawers and found this charm in shape of three skulls. What could possibly be more suitable than skulls for a masculine themed card!? ; )

Anyway...check out the sketch below and join in with your take on it. You´ve got a whole week to get it ready...and don´t forget to add a direct link to your blogpost when you´re done. We would love to have a look at what you create!

Have to go...have a birthday party to attend to!

See you back here soon. In meanwhile - stay crafty!

// Sophia

söndag 11 september 2011

Sunday sketch x 2...

Hi there!

Are you enjoying your weekend? Having time to be crafty? Or are you just chillin´and having a good time with friends and family?

I can say Yes! on all the above. Feeling blessed to have such wonderful family and friend to spend time with.

But I guess you are here to check out what I have been up to...at least regarding my cardmaking. So...today I´m not only gonna show you the card I made for the sketch of today, but I also want to take the opportunity to show you the card for last week. ( Been having waaaay to much on my plate this week to be updating the blog. Sorry for that! ) And now...let´s have a look at the most recent card I made...

By distressing a piece of plain, white paper, I came up with a lovely palette of autumn colors. Brought out my spellbinders to get the shape I wanted and then fired away with some lovely stamps around the edges. Finally adding the sentiment...that was a bit too large to fit at first. But, by breaking it up, I managed to squeeze it in quite neatly I think. The rest is just layering... ; ) and a final touch with the leaves and berries. A little close-up on the main focus. Stamps from Inkadinkado( sentiment) and Lavinia Stamps.

And, in case you feel the urge to have a go at the same sketch...here it is! = )

I told you that I was going to show you my card for last Sunday as well...and here it comes. Enjoy!

Guess I will be called "The Rebel" again with this one. But that´s fine with me! ; )

You see, when I first saw the sketch, I immediately came to think of mountains and a setting sun..and that´s what I went for..!

Check out the sketch below and then tell me you don´t see mountains and a setting sun! ; ) Or, it could be just me and my twisted mind...haha. = )

And the place, where you can find all these lovely sketches and plenty more challenges, is of course 365 Cards! The best place to find new inspiration for your cardmaking! So...I hope to see YOU there...taking part in all the crafty challenges we support!

Stay safe...and stay crafty!

// Sophia

lördag 10 september 2011

Cybercroppat samt lite Scrapptorget-alster!

Hej allesammans!
Skall inte pladdra på så värst mycket idag, utan låta bilderna tala för sig själva. Följande LO har jag gjort till Designat's CC och deras tävling " Vintage med starka färger".
Det gällde att skapa ett alster i vintageanda men utan den så vanligen dämpade färgskalan. Istället gällde det att få till vintagekänslan i ett färgglatt alster.
Jag har lekt loss med lila akrylfärg och bubbelplast på en turkost mönstrad bakgrund. Lagt till lite utstansade bårder i klargult och sen ramat in med spets och en drös blommor och blad.
Mistade vita blommor för att passa in mer...de fick bli ljust turkosblå.
En vacker grind stämplade jag sen på ett gult papper och klippte ut innan jag sen täckte den med crackle accent och monterade på 3d-kuddar. bjuder på en radda närbilder för den som vill kika lite mer på detaljerna. ; )


Sen tänkte jag även passa på att visa lite bilder på det jag bloggar om på Scrapptorget idag. Läckra stämplar som Vilda Stamps så generöst sponsrat med. Tack för det Puck!

Först ut blev ett enkelt kort där både motivet och texten kommer ifrån Vilda Stamps.

Använde distresser och vattenpensel för att färglägga motivet...och texten är mistad med en ljust turkos blandning.

Nästa alster blev en LO. Tycker att textstämpeln passade så bra till foton på mina barn...de är ju mina ögonstenar i alla lägen!
Den här gången embossade jg den i turkost och lät bakgrunden vara vit. Blommorna var oxå vita från början, men med hjälp av egengjord mist av perfect pearl och distresser ( i ena flaskan fired brick och i andra blev det aged mahogany).

En rätt enkel och sparsmakad LO. Martha Stewart-punchen användes för att skapa bårderna upptill och nertill....i övrigt bara lite blommor och blad förrutom texten.

Behöver inte vara så komplicerat för att bli effektfullt.

Såå...nu är det bäst att jag rundar av här och beger mig till duschen. Strax iväg på festligheter nere i "byn". Skall bli trevligt!

Hoppas du oxå får en fin kväll! Scrappa lugnt...

Kram, Sophia

lördag 3 september 2011

Ett mini-kort!

Hej, hej..!
Har precis färdigställ mitt första bidrag till Designat´s cybercrop.
Det är ett bidrag till Mini-utmaningen, där det hela går ut på att skapa ett valfritt alster i miniformat. Jag gjorde ett minikort med hjälp av mina spellbinders. Jag har gjort en mask och därefter jobbat in distressfärger i olika lager. Allt för att bygga upp en känsla av ett landskap i miniformat. Sen har jag stämplat liteolika naturstämplar jag har. Avslutade med att ta bort masken och stämpla draken halvvägs ut ur "bilden".
Stansade sedan ut det hela med en större modell av spellbinder, knöt ett matchande band och limmade sen fast allt. Voliá!
Som ni ser är kortet i riktigt miniformat. Inte mer än ca 7 cm högt!...eller som en flaska stickles.

Nu skall jag hoppa in i duschen...snart dags att bege sig iväg på trädgårdsfest hos några vänner. Skall bli såå trevligt!
Hoppas du oxå får en fin lördag! Tack för titten!
Kram, Sophia

söndag 28 augusti 2011

Back for my regular Sunday card!

Welcome back!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend and that you´ve managed to find time to be crafty!
Today I´m here to show a card I´ve made for the sketch at 365 Cards. I just love working with sketches. The outcome doesn´t always look like the original, but I think that´s the point with sketches. You are supposed to twist and turn it ...perhaps even change the elements or shapes a little. To take the sketch and turn it into yours. But I know not everyone agrees with me on this. Might be why I´m being called a rebel sometimes.... ; )

Purple and brown...a fab combination! The sentiment meens like "Coffee?" I´m gonna send this one to my mother when she gets back from her vacation. Think she´ll have plenty to tell about her trip to Thailand...and might have some pictures to show as well! Sure hope so! = )
Put my Martha Stewart border punch to use... ; )
Lovely papers, right?! It´s from a swedish manufacturer called Maja Design. Gorgeous patterns and quality!

As you can see, I flipped the sketch. But other then that, I think I stuck quite well to the original. Don´t you agree?!

Hope you come and play along today...Don´t forget to uplink your card when you´re done with it. Now run along to 365 Cards to check out some more awsome dt sample cards!

If you like, feel free to leave a litte note to let me know you were here and to let me come visit you back.

// Sophia

lördag 27 augusti 2011

Friday challenge for a change!

Hi there!
I´m back with a card that I made for the Friday challenge at 365 Cards. Just filling in for Jennifer, while she´s still on vacation.
The challenge was a really fun one. It´s called "Boy meets girl" and you´re about to find out why.
"Use girly papers and make a card for a little boy, or take a paper suitable for a little boy and make a card for a girl. It´s that simple!"

And, as you can see, I decided to make a card for a girl. I searched thru my stash and found this doublesided paper that is really cool. I cut out some flames and attached them to the front before I put on some glitter glue on the edges. Added a few more flames, that I mounted on pop-dots.

The sassy girl is a stamp from a swedish designer namned Katja. Some attitude in that rocker girl don´t you think?!

Ok...hope you come play along on this fun challenge. And make sure to be back here tomorrow, as I then present my take on the Sunday super sketch! That´ll be fun! ; )

// Sophia

Kenny K challenge

Hi there!

I´m just gonna post this card quickly. I made it for challenge 57 over at Kenny K´s.
I simply just looove their stamps! Soo sassy and with plenty of attitude!

Well, anyway, the challenge is to use layers on the card. Not just one or two, but more than one usually does. I think I met the requirements with this card ; ) You be the judge to that.

I colored the image with my distress inkpads and waterbrush. Highlighted her eye and the guitar with glossy accent, but it was hard to capture with the camera.

Hope you´ve liked what you´ve seen. Please, feel free to leave a little note, so I can come visit you in return. ; )

Have a lovely weekend!

// Sophia

söndag 21 augusti 2011

Off to do some cardmaking...

Hi there!
Sunday it is, and therefor I have a lovely card ready to show!
It´s a take on the Sunday Sketch at 365 Cards and I stuck by it quite well I think. No "rebel" here this week, haha.
I´ll leave you to see my pictures before I tell a bit about how I made it, ok?

For the border with flowers, I have cut a strip of CS and then punched out three "retro flowers" evenly in the middle. I used both the strip and the flowers.

First I attached my strip of CS to the card. Then I inked the petals a bit before folding them gently. Adding another punched out flower to the center of my first one and topping it off with a sweet pearl.

I wanted it to look like the flowers were still stuck to the strip, so I glued them back in place. I just made sure the petels rose from the background. Piece of cake!....and a lovely look, right?!

The sentiment, "grattis" meaning "congratulations", are covered with crackle accent to add interest and a more genuin look.

And here we have the sketch that I used....fab one isn´t it?

Hope you´ll play along with us on 365 Cards.

Ok...now I´ll have to go. I´m invited to a crop in Västerås to some people that I don´t know...yet! I´m soo looking forward to this and I hope to meet some new friends!

Hope you´ll have a wonderful week ahead of you!

// Sophia

söndag 14 augusti 2011

Vintage week on 365 Cards

Hi there!
I´m here today with a card that I made for this Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards.
Fab sketch...fab theme starting today....and best of all - a fab prize for one lucky winner!
It´s former 365´er, Gloria Stengel, that is sponsoring with a full load of Graphic 45 goodies! How about that?! All you need to do is to play along in at least one of the challenges this week...not very hard, right?

Well...I told you I had a card to show and here it is! = ) Enjoy!

And, of course, a little close-up on the lovely TH birdcage with it´s sweet contents of flowers.

I have wet embossed and distressed the birdcage to get a older look to it. Gorgeous don´t you think?!

And the sentiment "God Jul" means "Merry Christmas". A Christmas card in the middle of the summer...? Crazy! you might think...Well, I was inspired by the sketch to make a Christmas card and so I did! ; )

Now let´s see what you get inspired to create....here´s the sketch!

And when you´re done cardmaking, don´t forget to come back to 365 Cards to let us know!

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

I will try to enjoy it as much as I can, since it´s the last one before school starts again on Wednesday! = )

But that will be great too! Getting back to routines and a more regular life!

Hope to see you back soon!



söndag 7 augusti 2011

Late posting is better than none!

Hi there!
Summer, vacationtime, lazy days with the family....that leaves not much time to be crafty or taking care of the blogging part.
Today I wanted to share my card for 365 Cards for challenge day 146. I know...I´m a little behind on my posting...two weeks to be specific! But better late than never, right? Soo..I´d better stop rambling and show you my card instead. = )
Below you will find, not only my take on the sketch, but the sketch itself.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stay crafty...

Hugs and love!


Rebel take...or just a free interpretation..? ; )

Hi there!
Sunday it is and that calls for a card, right? ; )
You´re so right about that, and I´m not gonna disappoint you. This week, Pam gave us a new, lovely sketch and I instantly felt the urge to bring out my distressinks ands Heidi Swapp masks. It´s been a while since I played with the HS masks and it was so much fun!
Soo...without further delay...here´s my "rebel take" on the sketch...or, as one can call it, my free interpretation! = )

And I think you need to see the sketch as well...just to determine if it´s a free interpretation or worse - a rebel take...!?

Hope you feel inspired to take on the challenge yourself and have a go with the sketch. Don´t forget to come to 365 Cards and post a link to your blogpost. We would really love to see what you come up with...and you might even be the lucky one to win a prize...

Have a wonderful week and stay crafty!

Hugs and love!


måndag 18 juli 2011

Market Street Stamps - Color Cue challenge 4

Hi there!
Can´t belive it! But I´m actually up for my third blogpost - today! Yaay me!! = )
Dobea, my fellow teamer at 365 Cards, pointed out a fun challenge for me today. And I felt for having a go at it!
It´s a color cue challenge over at Market Street Stamps. See if you can guess the colors...? ; )

Right! Dusty grey, ruby red and turquoise!

I brought out my naughty rocker girl and started to color her ...the rest just fell into place.

And, as usual, I used my distress inkpads and waterbrush for coloring. Added som glossy accent to her eyes and mouth..

Love it when someone throws a good challenge at you! Soo...thanks Dobea...keep bringin´them on! = )

And now...it´s time to head for the bed! Tomorrow will be a very busy day. We have to put up a wall in the girls room...they want their own, separate bedrooms. And tomorrow we are able to have my parents taking care of the kids for us. Hope it will make the job a bit easier...

See you soon!

// Sophia