Thursday, April 25, 2013

Whats up crafty? - Just a suitcase!

We are still waiting for the summer to arrive here in Sweden. Some of us are planning our vacations and that's why I wanted to show you this suitcase I've made. (I'm sorry for only showing you some iPhone pictures. I promise I will update this post when I've taken some real pictures of it.)

Me, my sister and our partners gave my mother a trip to Greece last autumn. She celebrated her 70th birthday in april and because I'm taking my exam now we wanted to travel together a bit earlier. So for her birthday I made a photo book with photos from our trip in iPhoto and had it printed by Apple. Then I made this suitcase and put the photo book in it. 

The photo book inside the suitcase. 

On the inside I've used one of my stamps from Magnolia called Water lily Tilda. She's so cute and actually look a bit like my mother with that hair. :) I've colored her with distress ink and only used the color vintage photo.

The text is in Swedish and means "Congratulations on your 70th birthday & thank you for a fantastic week in Greece! Hugs from Ebba & Hasse, Mia." I've used the sketch pens for my Silhouette Cameo to write the text and I've also cut the numbers with the Cameo. Can't live without it!
I hope you all like it! 
Hugs Ebba

Winners day - BGC#28

Hi all 
time to announce the top 3 and winners of the masculine challenge 
Thank you all for participating and taking inspiration from our challenges.
We very well loved all of your creations but there were the 3 who stood out !!
The top -3 are 

Congratulations ladies ! Great job !
Now for the winner of our prize 
winner of this awesome prize from WHIMSY STAMPS.
13. Catherine 

yey !!! looks like 13 is the luckiest number around !!!!
Congratulations Catherine kindly contact for more info on how to claim your prize. 

Ladies please grab your badges from the side bar :)  
Thanks for joining us in the masculine challenge. 
Kindly join us in our newest Buttons challenge here

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Whats up carfty ? - Just Inking while embossing !

Hi all ! 
Welcome back to another post of what's up crafty ? 
Well what is up is .... One of our readers had asked me to demonstrate
 how to ink or color embossed pieces.

So this post is just about that 
This time i have a video for demonstrating the technique that will help you 
get easy and lovely looking embossed and inked pieces
something like this 
And this 

And this 
The above design can be made using my previous tutorial that you can check here
And for the rest here is the video 


Hope its helpful 
Happy crafting !! 


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BGC #29 - Press the button

Hello everyone and welcome to BGC #29
Press the button

This time I want you to make a card, layout or another project using buttons.
It doesn't matter what size, color or shape they have, but it has to be buttons. :)

And for the winner we have a 500 INR voucher from Crafters Corner.

Here is some inspiration from the BGC design team:


First out is Pooja with her lovely France inspired card.  Those colors just makes me so happy! I'm from Sweden and I have to say I like the Swedish colors on the buttons. :)

The next one is Brenda with this gorgeous layout of her boy Harley. She has used so many buttons!! I love it! The colors goes so well with the photos of Harley.

And now, the cutes smile ever! Jovita is the creator of  this wonderful layout. It's so simple and pure and I like how she has used the buttons on the flowers. That makes the layout so lively.

Next up is Lucille with her beutiful card. Look how she has used the colors from the rose in her papers. Perfect match! Very nice work!

Now it's time for Snehals lovely layout. Look how many different and funny buttons there is. Great job!

Here is my card that I've made for my mothers 70th birthday. I got a box full of buttons from her when I started with scrapbooking and these are a few of them.
I hope you find some inspiration in our crafting.
Happy crafting!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Whats Up Crafty? - A gift for my mother.

Hello everyone. Sorry this is a little late. I had to put a few little
finishing touches on it. This is a mini photo album I have made
for my mother for Mothers Day. My mother is a very special 
person in my life. She is very sick and I just adore every thing 
about her and every minute I get to spend with her. With Mothers
Day just being around the corner I knew this would be the one 
thing I wanted to share with you all. For me the beautiful angle
on the front (from Kaiser Craft) represents and angle to look after
my mother. For those times when I can't be there.

Some of the things I have used for this Off The Page album are 
from Kaiser Craft. It has been made with one of their timber 
projects and I have covered it with their papers and also used
Kaiser bling, pearls, collectables and basic rub-ons.

This is the second page and as you can see they are very
old photos as my mother is now 70 and she is very limited
to her photos. My mother was born in Holland and these 
two photos were taken with her mother (Oma) and father
(Opa). Even though not very clear I know she is going to 
love this page.

Some of the other things I have used on this album are
flowers from Scraptopia, Colorbok Memory craft stickers
and Maya Road patterned papers.

This photo of my mother I can remember being taken. I was
only you and at the time my dad was taking lots of photos of
all my family and developing them himself. I just love this 
photo of her she was so happy. 

The ornamental oval frame is from Cre8tive and the
flowers are from Portacraft.  My mother just loves
daffodils. Other Cre8tive products I used were 
textured boarders, run-on Icons and alphabets.

The photos of this last page haven't come up as good as I wanted.
I will have another go in a couple of days and see if I can get them 
just a little better than this. Sorry. 

This photo was taken of my mother when dad and her went traveling
around Australia for 6 months. They just loved it. Mum come home 
so healthy, relaxed and sporting a great tan. This was a fish she caught
herself and said it was so yummy. She also told dad to hurry with the
photo as the fish was getting heavy. 

Well I hope you have enjoyed my What's Up Crafty? I also hope
you have enjoyed seeing my beautiful mother/grandmother 
to my two boys.I'm sure from time to time if you pop on over 
to my blog you will get to see more of her. Mothers are such 
special people. I hope all the Mothers out there get to spend the 
day with their beautiful mothers like I will be and my boys with me.  


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Winner Redraw - BGC #27 - Fetch that Sketch

Hi all !
Since we were not contacted by the last winner even after 4 days 
(Thats double the time we ever gave to anyone) 
we are drawing a new winner 
so the person who wins 
Some Wonderful paper pads for you from My Mind's Eye 
all sponsored by our generous sponsor   Crafters Corne
15. Vithya(2)  

Congrats dear ! Please grab your badge and contact
with in 48 Hrs to claim your prize , with your full contact details. 

Cheers !!!

Monday, April 8, 2013


Hello everyone and welcome to BGC #28 
All boy/ Masculine Challenge.

This challenge is all about the boys and or men in our lives. It doesn't matter if it's a card, scrap booking layout or off the page project. All you have to do is get the creative juices flowing and come up with an all boy/masculine project.

I hope you like what you see now because I think it is just wonderful. Yes, you have the chance to be the winner off this awesome prize from WHIMSY STAMPS.

  What a wonderful prize this will be for some lucky person.Thank you so much WHIMSY STAMPS, and good luck to everyone.

 Now it's time to check out what us DT girls have come up with to help you with some inspiration. Everyone I DT with has done a truly amazing job with this challenge. So we will get started first with the very talented Pooja.

 What a great guy card. She has done some great stamping of the guys pocket watch. The photo film and camera match the word Smile perfectly. The colors are just great, real guy. Pooja has made an awesome very masculine card.  

Check out this wonderful name plate the very talented Snehal has made. The design is so great any little boy would love it. Dora and Diego are loved by all the boys including mine. The papers, Echo Park go so well and she sure did pick a very, very cheeky Diego with the shangi. What boy wouldn't love that.

Now it's Lucille's turn and what a great card. This is boy all the way. The colors are great and I love the vintage look. I cant help but smile when I look at the dog and the little boy.  The banner at the top goes so nice and is a great mix with old and a slight modern look. What an inspiring card.

Now we have Jovita with a wonderful scrap booking layout. Like most of us she had blue in her head the minute boy/ masculine was mentioned. I must say what an awesome job she did to stay away from the blue. Her colors look great and what a beautiful boy she has to work with. Just check out that lovely smile. 

Wow, check out these colors and design. what an inspiring card, all boy all the way. Ebba has told me that in Sweden at 15 you have the legal right to ride a moped. The spanners and nuts go so well with the age on the card. I just love the big number 15 too. This is a very eye catching card.

Now we come to my layout and I have chosen to scrap my boys. Not that anyone would have guessed that. I used some photo booth film strip snaps I had of my boys and one of their friends being silly (as boys do). I liked the orange, black and neutral colors. Like Jovita I stayed away from the normal blue we all think of.

Ok now this was worth the wait. Kalindi has done a great
job of this card. So masculine, and so much speaks love.
The color is great along with the punching and hearts. It 
is a card any guy would love.  

I hope we have inspired you enough and that you are at your creative space when you finish reading this. You can enter more than once we don't mind. The more entries the more chances you will have. Please make sure that each item you create is posted separately and also don't forget to link it back to your blog post for that submission and not your hole blog.

 Happy Crafting



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Winners day - BGC#27- fetch that sketch

Hi all !!
Welcome back to winners day !
I would like to thank you all for all the lovely entries of the sketch challenge !
Im sure everyone is itching to know who won those 
2 amazing paper pads from  Crafters Corne 
Well the lucky gal is 
Applause !!!!!
Congrats asmita pls Email with your full contact details with in 48 hrs to claim your prize.  Also u can grab the winners badge ! Hureeeeee!!! 

Now for the honorable top-3
In random order they are 


Many congratulations girls 
please grab your top3 badges from the side bar ! 

And please do not forget to play with us in the current challenge 


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Whats up crafty ? - A birdie CAS card !

Hi all , 
I made another CAS card recently for a challenge blog as DT :) 
 here it goes .... 

 This time i have a video to show on how i made this one , Start to finish. 

thanks for watching ! 
Good day !
Supplies :

Other supplies : 
  • Bigshot machine (655268)
  • PP by echo park & my mind's eye.
  • double tape & clear adhesive
  • Pearls 
  • Sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado. 
  • Distress inks 

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