onsdag 30 januari 2013

12 tags of 2013 - January

I was checking comments yesterday and ended up on Tim Holtz blog and saw his tutorial for making January's tag, one of  the 12 tags of 2013 challenge at his blog!

After thinking and checking out my stash I decieded to give it a try, my first ever enrollment in his challenges. This is going to be a long explanation, so have patience! =)

So I began with searching my digital images and found the following:

Tiddly Inks - Gears2paper + Gears from the same set!
Graphic's Fairy - The clocks without fingers + the hand sign
Ginger's House - The wonderful sentiment
CS Designs - Filmstrip (got that during my DT, not in the shop)

After I had merged the background, gears and clock, I printed that out + the sign, sentiment and a filmstrip I got while being on the DT for CS Designs!
The first thing I did was cutting out the background as a tag, inked it with different chalks, inks and some distress ink, then used brown and silver ink along the edges! Added distress ink to the hand sign, also to the sentiment that I cut out! 
With the filmstrip I cut out the squares in it and used a double sided tape to add some plastic behind it, then fasten it with the sign using dimensionals. 
I used a QK die for the small gears, but in order to give them a metallic look I added aluminium tape onto a paper and ran that thru my cuttlebug! 
To highlight them a bit more, I added crackle accents and glossy accents to some of the gears! The sentiment is raised up with dimensionals and I added a clock charm beneath it!
To finish the tag i found some velvet ribbon + a paper ribbon that I tied at the top!

Mid-challenge #59 at Digistamps4Joy

We are having a Anything Goes challenge at Digistamps4Joy and this is the midchallenge #59 reminder with Team B's creations! =)

I choose to work with the beautiful geisha Michiko for my project! I bought a few matchboxes after christmas on sale and decided to alter them and make them more for everyday use. 
First I colored Michiko with my promarkers and cut her out, then I picked some napkins with an asian style and used my decaoupage glue to add them to the matchbox!
In my stash I found some asian charms and it made the perfect embellishment to my matchbox together with Michiko! =)

tisdag 29 januari 2013

Dar's Crafty Creations - New years candy

Darlene has a fantastic New Year's blogcandy at her blog and I just had to take a chance to win one of the two prizes! =) 
The winner will be choosen on Feb 1st!

This is the 1st prize:

and this is the 2nd prize:

måndag 28 januari 2013

Kyckling nuggets med basilika sås

Jag hade torsdagsmiddagen förra veckan och blev så himla sugen på att göra egna kyckling nuggetsså roade mig med att laga till dem på onsdagen och sedan åt vi upp nästan alla i torsdags! =)

Jag hade några kvar igår, så tillsammans med basilika såsen (hemgjord), sallad och lite potatissallad så blev det en jättebra middag! =)

Nu finns det en utmaning på CDAC som heter Anything Goes/Allting funkar, så tänkte eftersom att jag gjort mina nuggets och såsen själv så ska jag lägga in dessa bilder som ett bidrag dit! =)

Entering my homemade chicken nuggets and basil sauce into CDAC's Anything Goes Challenge! =) Will try and translate the recipe or you can click above on "kyckling nuggets" for the swedish recipe! =)

söndag 27 januari 2013

Sunday release at Ds4j

A new Sunday release today at Digistamps4Joy and there are 6 new images + one is a set with birdcages and birds. I used one of the cages, two birds and a the birdcage stand for my card! 

I used Word to merge the images together and colored them with my promarkers and a gold pen. Then I added some chalk along the edges of the image and an orange paper as a mat and a brown designer paper with buttonflowers for the card base!

torsdag 24 januari 2013

A tip for a Month long blogcandy at Holley's place

Holley is hosting a month long blog candy at her blog during February and have some fabulous prices up for grabs, one is the one shown in the top right side on my blog!
If you want to see more prices, check out her post on January 16th HERE! =)

tisdag 22 januari 2013

CDAC Inspiration challenge

The first "Inspiration challenge" is live at CDAC and what we had to be inspired by was this image and these colors!

I used my promarkers in different shades + some craftpaper to try and match the colors as good as I could! The image with the fairy is from A Day For Daisies and the sentiment from Create with TLC!

I'm going to add this card to the following challenges:

måndag 21 januari 2013

CDAC Progressive freebie challenge

The last challenge entry at CDAC tonight is for the Progressive Freebie Challenge, we got to use a lovely angel from Shelly's Images and a sentiment to match it! =)

I used some matching paper from a craftclub, added the angel with 3D pillows and just doublesided tape for the sentiment, the paper had a pattern that almost looks like a halo! =)

CDAC 1-2-3 challenge

As I wrote in my earlier post there are a couple of new challenges at CDAC and this one is called "Easy as 1-2-3" and the rules this time is as easy as this:
1 flower
2 design papers
3 pieces of bling

Since I got an order for a birthday/exam card I made it to fit this callenge and my coloring! =)
I used the Sassy Nurse from Sassy Studio Designs, a red flower, two different patterned papers from a craftclub and three green gems for bling!
I do hope the birthday girl will like this card! =)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafters Digital Art Center - Seasonal Fun challenge

CDAC or Crafters Digital Art Center has had a remake and some new challenges that are up now, so lot's of fun happening this time! Click on the link above to come to the main page! =)

One of the new challenges are called "Seasonal Fun" and the theme is to show how the weather is where you live or the season that are up now. I figured I could show off my November/December page for this years calendar since it's been freezing now and this is one way to get warm, candles! =)

The image is from Digistamps4Joy and called Festive Snooze! =) The frame is also from Ds4j!

Art With No Boundaries January Ezine... uselful tips! =)

The new issue of Art With No Boundaries is out and there are a lot about Valentine here but also some new techniques and fun articles about embellishments and how to work with digital stamps!

The one article I liked a little more is "Wire, trinkets and charms" by Chris Stern, since it's about creating your own decorations/embellishments by using different kinds of wires and that they can be used for so many things, not only for looking good but also to hold paper onto a creation and make things stick together!
Why I like it is because I have a box with lot's of wire and now I can find some more use for the spare bit's and pieces I have saved! =)

I just have to say that I had good use of Candy's article about how to use MS Word to change the colors of digital stamps, lot's of great ideas and good step by step instructions there! =)

So don't forget to stop by and check out all the wonderful things that are in this issue! =)

onsdag 16 januari 2013

Mid-challenge reminder #58: Oh my... how time flies!

Time for us in Team B to have the mid-challenge reminder of challenge #58 - "Oh my... how time flies" at Digistamps4Joy! =)

There is a lot of different ways to interpret this challenge and I used the lovely image "Dream" for my card.
When I dream time sure flies fast and I think that applies to more people than me too! =)

Hope you can find your way to interpret our challenge, looking forward to see more people enter the challenge! =)

So here is my dreamy card:

måndag 14 januari 2013

3rd Monday Anything goes at Lady Annes Challenges

Our 3rd Monday Anything goes challenge is live at Lady Anne's challenges and we have Sassy Studio Designs as a sponsor this time too! =)
I didn't have time to choose an image but I really like Diva Dianna! I just had to use my favorite color green for her and she turned out to be a stunner! =)

So here is my card that I'm sending to a friend as a belated birthday card + a little surprise! =)

Hope you will join us in this challenge! =)

onsdag 9 januari 2013

Guest Artist at Art With No Boundaries Ezine Vol 2

I was asked if I wanted to be a Guest Artist at Art With No Boundaries Ezine for January, so I decided to accept and this is what I made for it! =)

Victorian Valentine Heart

I bought this heart in wood with silver coloring at a sale 2 years ago and left it in a drawer and found it when I was looking for something else just before christmas!
I realized that it would be perfect for a Valentine hanging, so decided to work with it!

The things I used for this is a wood heart, soft pink cardstock, promarkers, glitter pen, ribbon and glue!
The designs used from CS Designs are: Angel Face x 2, Victorian Deco Heart 1 and How do I love thee background.

I first printed out the background on soft pink cardstock and traced the heart so that I would get a good background fit inside the heart, next I glued the background to the back of the heart. After that I printed out the Angel Face and mirrored one of them, colored her in soft tones and added some silver in her eyes! I also colored the heart and cut out the rest of the designs and placed them inside the frame!
I added a ribbon on the back as a hanger with my gluegun! 

I'm happy with the how it turned out and think it will be a fantastic hanging for Valentine's Day!

This is the finished heart and below some close up on the details!

I'm going to add this into the following challenges:

Crafting for all seasons challenge blog: #43 Something new - new digis from CS Designs

Crafty Creations Challenge: #204 Something new - new digis from CS Designs

Frilly and funky challenge blog: Follow your muse - my muse was the heart I found in my stash + the digis I used. =)

Fresh Brewed Designs: Challenge 1 Anything goes

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge blog: #109 Anything goes

New challenge at Digistamps4Joy

It's time for challenge #58 at Digistamps4Joy and the name of this is "Oh my, how time flies".

The challenge is open from Jan 9th until Jan 22nd!

There are so many ways how  you can interpret this and Team A has done a great job om this, my creation will arrive in the midweek reminder later on. 

To see today's fantastic creations, stop by the challenge blog HERE! =)

tisdag 8 januari 2013

NanaVic's Challenge - Anything goes

Time for a new NanaVic's challenge and it's an Anything goes this time too!  You have the chance to win a $15 if you are using a NanaVic image, or you can win a $12 in the random.org draw! =)

So it's up to you what you want to do, you also have a chance to win one of the DT's images, for example my cute monster or someone elses, depending on what you say about our projects at the challenge blog or if we find your creations inspirational! =)

We all in the design team got to choose an image to work with and sicne I'm a fan of monsters I couldn't resit to use this sweetie and make a card with the sentiment that came along too! =)

We hope all of you will come and join us in this challenge, it's from today the 8th until February 5th! =)

söndag 6 januari 2013

2013 är här, med bilder =)

Då var det ett nytt år och nya utmaningar, en ledig dag kvar på jullovet och sedan tillbaka till jobbet på tisdag igen!

Julen firades hos killens familj på julafton och hos mamma på juldagen, ska visa lite julklappar så småningom, måste bara redigera lite kort! =)
Hann med ett biobesök efter det, så har sett The Hobbit nu, den var bra och tiden flög iväg! Efter det så blev det en torsdagsmiddag med pizza, som motvikt till all julmat!
Hade en lugn helg och efter det tog vi tåget upp till Älvsbyn och firade nyår med mina kompisar + några till! Vi hade knytkalas, så en av tjejerna fixade förrätt, C varmrätt och jag efterrätten! Det blev en after eight chokladtårta, den blev mycket mumsig! =)

Lite fyrverkerier som lyckades fastna på bild, vi skickade bara upp ballonger!

Tisdagen tog vi det lugnt, en promenad och sedan en tur till linedance gänget och pizza, efteråt blev det guitar hero och lite Big Bang Theory! =)
Onsdagen spelades spel, en tur på byn och hemåt med tåget på kvällen!

Torsdag ordnade jag lite saker här hemma och åkte sedan med till killens familj, spelade spel och hade en trevlig kväll! Fredag firade vi hans lillasyster med tårta och paket på morgonen, tog en promenad ute i det fina vädret och sedan blev det mer spel, tacos till middag och lite Super Mario Kart och Super Smash Bros innan vi puzzlade lite!
Lördag ganska lugnt, vi fick skjuts till tåget och när jag kom hem så blev det en tur på stan med mor och syster. Sedan fikade jag med en god vän på Kafé Station, det var mycket trevligt! =)
Tog en promenad till mamma, åt middag med henne och syster och såg på tv!
Idag blev det sovmorgon och sedan cykeltur till mamma, sett skidor och sytt två par panelgardiner + en duk! Imorgon ska jag fixa mina trasiga glasögon (tur jag har två par), pyssla lite och bara ta det lugnt! =)

Bilder får komma senare, kan tydligen inte överföra något just nu, blogger har nåt problem! Löste det med att installera Google Chrome! =)