Baby album

I made an album for my niece and her parents to put pictures in. It was supposed to be a christening/name giving gift but they got it a bit earlier since I didn’t want them to forget to take pictures and write down memories each month. It’s my first big album, with 20 12×12 pages. I mostly used the collection Let’s polka, mon amie by Lawnfawn and some other pieces that matched the colors in the collection.

Page 1 – Alicia

Page 2 – Mom and dad


Page 3 – Waiting for you


Page 4 – Your faces


Page 5 – Peekaboo


Page 6 – The prettiest girl


Page 7 – Look! I can make this on my own


Page 8 – 1 month


Page 9 – 2 months


Page 10 – 3 months


Page 11 – 4 months


Page 12 – 5 months


Page 13 – 6 months


Page 14 – 7 months


Page 15 – 8 months


Page 16 – 9 months


Page 17 – The first Christmas


Page 18 – 10 months


Page 19 – 11 months


Page 20 – 1 year


Another 50th birthday

My mom asked me to make her another card for another friend who just turned 50.
I decided to use this stamp which I haven’t really got to use yet, I’ve just been practicing coloring and waiting for the perfect moment to use it!
The pink paper was one of the first things I decided to use for this card and my plan was to use it as a background or at least use it for a large piece, I wanted it to be a main part of the card. Today when I assembled the card it was just too much with the pattern and all the colors (I decided to go for the I love promarkers challenge this week which is the color combo blue and pink). I wanted more white space. So I decided to just keep a stripe at the bottom and some decorations in blue and pink. All the flowers and the butterfly are sprayed with pearl mist and some color mist or distress stain to make them more interesting, plain colored flowers are often quite boring and the nuance wasn’t what I was looking for either. Luckily my distress stain broken china and spun sugar was just perfect together with the Plain Jane simply sheer spray Rosey. I also added some stickles on the stamp and the butterfly and a few too many rhinestones. These are, however, just taking up space in my stash so I was very happy to use them! And since the theme of the daring cardmakers challenge this week is forgotten treasures, I just had to add a few more and some paper flowers too!
I’m not completely satisfied with the card, I find it a bit too much. I should have left more white space and skipped the tag plus some of the bling, but you live and you learn, next time!



Easter celebrations and a birthday

So yesterday we went to our aunt to celebrate Easter with the family and to celebrate her youngest daughter who turns 14 on Tuesday.
My two youngest cousins were there too and I made them Easter bags with some chocolate and soft bubble bottles, I’m trying not to give them too much candy as their parents try to keep them away from sugar. I gave them handmade bags last year too with a small treasure hunting quest for the older boy. This year I made a trail with chocolate eggs for them to follow. They were super happy!

The bags are something I got from some kits and they’ve been lying around for a while now.. happy to get to use them and some other stuff in my stash!
I found some fun challenges to enter with these bags too!

The Ladybug crafts challenge: Anything goes
Alota rubber stamps #103: Springtime
Crafty creations #215: Easter
Magnolialicious challenge: All about spring
I love promarkers: Spring is in the air



A few of the items from my stash: the shaped buttons (helicopter and police car), bubble stickers and a butterfly sticker I found in Berlin at Karstadt I believe.
The buttons were a part of the Christmas calendar I got from my mother last Christmas, they have this ring on the backside which I cut off and that caused the button to fall apart! Glued it all together again and adhered it with some glue dots.



A closeup on the bunny, colored with pro- and flexmarkers. I colored the bow with a darker blue first and added a brighter shade on top, gives a nice touch!


And here is the birthday card for my other cousin who turns 14. Inspired by the Sweet stop sketch #204
So happy I got to use both some alphabet stickers and a few brads from my stash.


Least but not last I also finished off some cards to go with a few angels my other aunt ordered.


Weekend again and time to get crafty!

I have been waiting and longing for this weekend just so I can sit in my closet and craft for hours again. And do some cleaning and cooking of course. Crafting yesterday went extremely slow, I was a bit low on inspiration and slow to start up but managed to make a few cards. The goal was to make happy Easter cards and that didn’t go very well. I did however make two birthday cards for upcoming birthdays in March.

This one is for my granny who turns 79 this year! Inspired by Mojo Monday #282 and Ladybug crafts current challenge.
The numbers are actually colored with chalk mist since I only had bigger white letters and numbers that would fit. I have a few other colors but I never ever have a card where they match with the colors.. but they are nice to look at!


I made this for my brother who is turning 23.. And now when it’s finished it feels more fit for a kid than a 20 something so I might add it to my growing pile of cards and make another one for him, more fit for his age.

Inspired by Seize the birthday #8 and 2 sisters challenge #133



New born baby girl card

Another card where I combined two Promarker challenges, I love promarkers #155 and Passion for promarkers #185.  The layout is from this week’s sweet stop sketch but I forgot that I had to have birds and or bees, so I will have to make another card for that!
I must admit that I’m getting more and more in love with the Flexmarkers, the tip is just lovely to color with.  Today I also tried to use the fine liner tips for Promarker pens, too bad it messed up my normal tip, otherwise it was super neat! I used it to add dashes on the text piece. Next time I might try it on the wide tip instead as I almost never use them and I think they are slightly harder.


Any preggers out there that I know and who is expecting a baby girl? No?


A Christening card for Jasmina

One of my cousins has got two lovely girls and the youngest of them, Jasmina, had her Christening ceremony today and I made a card with the present on, just like I did for her sister Emilia a few years ago. I even happened to find the same necklace for her.

The card says “for Jasmina on your Christening day”. I also added “from your dad’s cousins Therese and Robert” later on as it was a gift from both of us.

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The patterned paper is from my Dreamcatcher paper pad by First edition paper.  I did some stamping and simple decorations and I also used my new favorite, stickles, to add some sparkles.