Saturday, 15 May 2010

Penny Black saturday week 100 bloghop

Penny Black saturday challenge are having their 100:th challenge this week. To celebrate they are hosting a bloghop with lots of prizes. I just had to join :) Barely made it sitting those few moments to make the card, but I reallly wanted to join so I pushed through. Otherwise I've been crosstitching and jewelrymaking in the sofa in a half sitting/half laying position.I haven't been able to sit and make any cards and those few moments I can I want to make items for my DT positions. So this is an exception, but I will show you some jewelry and other things I can make in the sofa.

It has been quite a while since I made any cards using PB stamps. Some of my poor PBs haven't even seen ink yet, poor things (especially the clear stamps like the ones I've used here). I used stamps from three different sets:

Hedgie from "garden friends"
Mice from "micey day"
Text from "wonderful"

The challenge was a sketch and I'm very happy how I used it. I turned it 90 degrees and used the rectangle panel to have an image in. It's not something I usually do. Don't think I've ever had a card with two different images like this.  I just love the pink and turquoise togethe and I added little pieces of sheer ribbon to the sides of the mice. Oooh, I need to add glitter to the flowers. Will do that and upload better pics tomorrow :D

I only used one patterned paper and two pieces of cardstock, but I think it looks ritcher than it really is. I used my new scalloped circle nesties and embossed the pink circle with a cuttlebug embossing folder. The text is just stamped with black and then I coloured it in with pink and turquoise promarkers - same as I used to colour the animals. Easy, huh?

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Two new sweetpea winners

Since I haven't heard anything from Sarah or Trish, I'm pulling two new names out of the hat for my sweetpea candy. I guess I should've enticed you with pics ;)

Ok, so first winner is...


and second:

LAURA (aka Faerielaurie) 

Please contact me ladies by the end of the week. You can find my address under profile or leave a comment here :)

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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Have a grrrrrreat anniversary

Yesterday I managed to finish a card using a sketch from the friday sketchers blog. They are celebrating their 2:nd anniversary and have a bloghop with great prizes on each DT member's blog so I wanted to join.
Here's the bloghop list:


I have been a bit bad at using my sweetpea stamps and this sketch was perfect for those images. It really allows the image to stand out. This is the first time I think that I've coloured in the background aswell. And browns are not my fav colour, but I think it's not bad. I also managed to use some fibers I've had for years that accentuate the colours.

I also want to thank Dee for a candy I won on her blog. I haven't entered many candies lately as I've been feeling bad, but yesterday I bloghopped a bit and found more candies for you to join. You can see the may candy list HERE.

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Happy mother's day deals

Here are a few deals I've found:

Michelle's scrapbooking
Use coupon code "Mother"

Good for 15% off your total order
Good throughout Sunday and Monday only, not good on Buyer's Club purchases.

A cherry on top has always a bunch of great deals. Right now they have for example buy 2 Martha Stewart punches get 1 free. I've shopped there and I would recommend them especially if you live in the US. To Sweden the shipping is way too expensive so I don't think I'll bother to shop there again, but they have points on everything that you collect and can get stuff for. They also have good prices and a huuuuge selection of stuff. You just can't look through it all. Trust me, I tried :D
Right now you get $5 off.  
Enter this number: A572944 in the Gift Certificate Number field at check-out. Requires minimum order of $50, not including digi products, Gift Certificates, shipping/tax. May be used with promotional codes. May only be used once, may not be used on previous orders. Valid thru midnite, EST on Sunday, May 9, 2010.
HERE is the info

Whiff of joy - the original shop. Fast and super service. Great shipping too.

Scrapyland are having 30% off almost everything in their shop! Until now I've gotten all my dies there. They also have magnolia stamps, whiff of joys and a bunch of other companies. Oh, and copics too. The prices and shipping is great.

If I find any other great deals, I'll let you know :)

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Happy 50:th Julia

Just a quick post showing you a necklace I made for Julia's 50:th birthday. I sent her a little of everything, some of these things I've already showed you; a brooch, a needleholder and a card. I wanted to make a special card with her name on it, but I just didn't have the energy. I couldn't even take an old card and add her name, so I decided it was more important that it got to her on time. I chose the bunny card as it's a little different and it fit the box I sent the rest in perfectly. Otherwise I would've sent it in an envelope and things might have broke. So this was the best solution. I sent it exactly 3 days before her b-day and it takes 3 days within europe. I'm so glad this was the time the postalservices decided to work in my favour.

I also made her a bookmark with a nice saying I thought suited her and an angel necklace. I asked which colours she preferred and she said "plum". Think this counts as plum?

I also want to let you know that only one person has claimed the sweetpea blogcandy. As I had three winners in total I will re-draw on monday if I don't hear from the two winners by tomorrow. So keep your finger's crossed if you entered and want to win :)

I'll be back soon with a sweetpea card I finished today. It was soo hard, but I've missed cardmaking so much so I pushed through. It's a very simple card, but as always I want the sweetpea stamps to speak for themselves.

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