Sunday, 23 December 2012

Santa Claus

Today I want to share another layout that I made for Allt Om Scrap’s December Daily. The word is Santa and the picture is from last year. DD was a bit afraid of Santa and she didn’t want to go and get the presents alone. I tried to take a picture where you could not see that but it failed. But now I think it’s so cute that you can see that she is holding her daddy’s hand. :)
Here’s a close up:
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I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! Take care!!!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Two Christmas layouts

I want to share two more layouts that I did for Allt Om Scrap's December Daily. The first one is for the word “Wish list”.  DD has made a wish list for Santa this year and she takes it really seriously. She put a lot of effort in it and she has both written and glued pictures. After we “mailed” it to Santa she came up with one more thing and she was really concerned that it was not on the list… Ha, ha, it’s so cute. (I told her that I think Santa might be able to read her thoughts...) :)
I used mist, Pan Pastel and acrylic paint on the background. I also used Momas gorgeous “Christmas stamp”. I also wrote everything that DD wishes for Christmas on the “list” on the background paper as I think it's fun to save for the future.

The second layout is for the word “Trees”. The picture is taken last year when DD was three years old. She played a lot with her dolls and of course she helped them to dance around the Christmas tree.
On the background I used acrylic paint and a Cristmas tree stamp. The small trees are mistables.
Thanks for looking!! Take care!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Saint Lucia

Yesterday we were celebrating Saint Lucia in Sweden. And Saint Lucia is also the word of yesterday’s December Daily at Allt Om Scrap.
Since our daughter is celebrating Saint Lucia outdoors I wanted a wintery feeling on the layout. I thought that stars and gold suited the theme so I added some stars that I cut out from different patterned papers and splashed on some acrylic paint in gold. I also doodled some stars on the background.
And a close-up:
Thanks for looking!! If you are interested in taking part of Allt Om Scrap's December Daily look here and here. And if you want to join my giveaway go here. Have  nice weekend!!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

AJ, scraplift and a giveaway

I have tree messages today.
First I want to share an Art Journal page (AJ) I did for Christmas Daily at Allt Om Scrap. The word was “red, red, red” and this is what I did:
I used Pan Pastel, Dylusion Ink Spray, Gesso and a stamp from Momas lil’ shop of stamps. I used the one called “Julstjärna med mistel och julros” and I think it’s gorgeous to use like this. Actually I did the same on a layout today and I almost never do the same thing twice… :) The text says that “Christmas is in the air”. (Like “love is in the air, you know…) Here’s a close up:
The second thing I want to tell you is that one of my layouts has been scraplifted at Swe Scrapbook. You can join in and scraplift it too if you want, and you have until next Saturday to do it. This is the layout they have chosen and I really recommend you to go there and have a look at the DT layouts because they are SO inspiring! And I really mean that. :)
The third thing is that I celebrate this with a giveaway! So if you want to have a chance to win, make sure you are a follower of my blog and write a comment on this post. I’ll be happy if you spread the word, but you don’t have to. This is what you have a chance to win:
And a close-up of some of the goodies:

Have a nice week! Thanks for popping by!!!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

All I want for Christmas…

Here’s my take on the December challenge at Kraft It Up!
So what’s the challenge?
Heading towards Christmas, I would like to see a layout about what YOU want for Christmas. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean presents, it could mean want you want to experience with your family or where you might like to go etc...
The photo shows me, DH and DD. It’s taken with my I Pad and we look really crazy on it. And that’s what I want… to spend time together being happy and crazy…
On the background I used modeling paste to make some texture. I then colored the textured dots with Distress Ink in different colors. I also did some stamping and splashed on acrylic paint. The poinsettia is a stamp from  Momas lil’shop of stamps. I only colored part of it as I thought that made the effect I wanted.
Momas have a lot of awesome stamps in their own style. They look gorgeous if you color them nicely but they work just as well if you want to use them in mixed media!
Thanks for looking! Don't forget December Daily at Allt Om Scrap!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Large, bold patterns at ARTastic!

Here’s my CT-layout for ARTastic this month:
The challenge is to get inspired by this artwork by canvas and body artist Emma Hack. This month criterion is to “go wild with large bold patterns”. You can use patterned paper or paint – it’s your choice.

I sprayed some ink over a mask that was actually some kind of metal decoration not made for scrapbooking. I then used Pan Pastel to color both inside and outside the “branch”. Finally I cut out and fastened some “leaves” using different patterned papers.
Here are some close-ups:

The story says that DD like to pose with different crazy expressions (photos top left). One day I asked her if she couldn’t have a cute expression – and she could (bottom right). But I immediately regret it because I think she is much cuter with those expressions that come spontaneously from her.
Thanks for looking!!! Have a nice week!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Two layouts, one Christmas card and a winner

I forgot to show you my contributions to the last issue of Allt Om Scrap. So here they are…

I start with the Christmas card. I’m not much of a card maker so this year I decided to make all our Christmas cards exactly the same… This is what it looks like. If you open it there’s a photo of DD inside and our personal Christmas greetings.

This layout is made on the theme “weather”. My layout is about frost and I picked colors, patterned papers, and embellishments to match the theme. The color scheme differs from what I usually do but the techniques are just the same.

The last layout is made on the theme “multiple photos”. I used five different photos to show the story of DD going round and round on that carousel trying all the different vehicles at least one time… I wanted the layout to have a crazy feeling so I used a lot of mist, gesso and acrylic paint.

And finally the winner of my giveaway...

It's Sara (Snorsk)!!! Congrats! Could you please e-mail me your address and I will send it to you.

Thanks for looking!!! Take care!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Two Halloween layouts

I thought I better finish my Halloween layouts before it’s time to start creating Christmas layouts. I guess you have seen the December Daily Challenge at Allt Om Scrap so you can guess that there are a lot of Christmas colors, papers and embellishments dancing around in my head trying to find the right partner to make up an idea for a layout… If you want to join in on the challenge you can read more here.
But first I want to celebrate Halloween here at my blog. :)
I have two layouts to share. The first one shows DD and a friend making Halloween pumpkins. As I have never done any Halloween layout before I thought it was fun to make it in traditional colors with a lot of orange.
I have used a lot of gesso, some petrol blue acrylic paint and splashed on both Dylusions Ink Spay and acrylic paint in many different colors.

The second layout shows DD and her little scary friends at our Halloween party. The text says “When the skeleton is having a party the pirate and the bat is coming”. I wanted the layout to be dark and “scary” and I didn’t want to use orange. First I draw a big white spider web on the background. Then I used different patterned papers, tape, gesso and black Dylusions Ink Spray. I also used some muslin to look like spider web. The bats are made using a die.

And a close-up:

So what do you think? Would you dare to be in that content?
Thanks for popping by! Have a nice week!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Allt Om Scrap's Webmagazine

Hi everyone!
Just reminding you that there is a new issue of Allt Om Scraps web magazine up! It’s full of inspiration!!! Take a look for yourself!

If it doesn’t work you can go here.
I have two layouts and one card published and I will show them here with some close-ups in a couple of days.
And some good news for English speaking readers. Allt Om Scrap has translated the instructions for “December Daily” and anyone is welcome to play along!
Trough the whole month of December we will publish a post a day with pages, cards, art journals etc inspired by the words below. AND you are all invited to join us trough the month. Starting on December 1st you will have the possibility to upload your creations with a Linky tool (in the right side bar). AND every entry you make gives you a chance to win a big prize in the end!

1. Beginning
2. Light
3. Memories
4. Warmth
5. Dreams
6. Tradition
7. Angels
8. Red! Red! Red!
9. Waiting
10. Cold
11. Believe
12. Oldfashioned
13. Lucia
14. Christmas baking
15. Which list
16. Trees
17. Haste
18. Glitter
19. Compassion
20. Planning
21. Snow
22. Santa
23. Expectation
24. Fascinating
25. Reflection
26. Celebration
27. Thankful
28. Middle Day
29. Blue
30. Hope
31. Moment

My giveaway is still running and you can go here if you want to read more!
Thanks for visiting! Take care!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Colors of autumn

I love the colors of autumn and I always make sure we spend a lot of time outdoors to enjoy it! I wanted the layout to be as colorful as the photo so I used some Dylusions Ink Spray on the background. I also used some gesso and acrylic paint as usual…
And some close ups:

Don’t forget there’s still time to join my giveaway. Click here to read more.

And some more news…
1.      Kraft It Up is having a CT-call!!! Click here to read more.
2.      There will be  a new web magazine of Allt Om Scrap published next Sunday – this time with a interview and a step-by-step with the super talented Polish scrapper Magda Bolinska (Mumkaa). And a lot more inspiration... You don’t want to miss that!

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, 19 November 2012


In the Sunday issue of Allt om Scrap that went up yesterday the DT-girls were asked to scrap lift a layout by Marja. It’s a gorgeous and very inspiring layout and I chose to lift the dots, the black and white flower and the heart.
The picture of DD is taken at her kindergarten and it shows the children’s drawings when they were asked to draw and talk about different feelings. DD answered that joy was to play with grandpa as he is so playful. I thought that was so cute that I wanted to save that memory… The black arrows show that the photo with the text is an enlargement of the note on the other photo.

I used a lot of mist and paint on the background as I wanted the artistic feeling in the children’s paintings to spill over on the layout. The dots are made using modeling paste to make some texture. The wooden frame is broken into two parts.
I also want to share with you what’s going to happen at Allt om Scrap in December. We are going to have a “December Daily” with the possibility to scrap about one new word every day. As I don’t feel like translating all those words I continue in Swedish… (Hope you don’t mind).
Under hela december kommer vi att publicera ett ord om dagen som vi i redaktionen förknippar med månaden december. Alltså en December Daily.

Vi vet alla att denna månad är stressig och ändå är den fylld med så mycket glädje, värme och gemenskap. Något man lätt glömmer i all julstress. Det är därför vi vill att ni ska sätta er ned en stund och reflektera över de här orden och sedan skapa något (layout, minialbum, art journal eller något altrat). Vi vill också att ni fokuserar på journalingen - använd ordet med andra ord.

För att ni redan nu ska kunna påbörja ert skapande publicerar vi hela listan med ord redan. Vår December Daily börjar som sig bör den 1:a December. Från och med det datumet kan du länka till ditt alster i vår blogg med hjälp av en linkytool. Självklart finner du inspirerande alster från våra designers varje dag!
Bland de som deltar i December Daily kommer vi efter månadens slut att lotta ut ett pris. Ju fler ord/dagar du deltar, desto fler chanser att vinna.
Thanks for popping by! Don’t forget to join my giveaway that runs until the 30 November! I wish you a wonderful week!!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

In the center of our life

This picture of DD is taken from above and I thought it looked so funny. When looking at it I came up with this idea, and it’s definitely true that she is in the center of our life! ;) In every ways…
The design with patterned papers, tape and embellishments are used to enhance the message. I also added some acrylic paint.

Thanks for looking!!

Don’t forget I’m having a giveaway. Pop over
here if you want to try to win some scrapbooking goodies!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

3 new layouts and a giveaway!

There’s a new issue of Allt om Scrap today. And this time there is a little interview with me. :) To celebrate that I thought I should have a giveaway here at my blog! This is what you can win.
A close up:

All you have to do is to become a follower (if you aren’t already) and to leave a comment on this post! I will ship worldwide so everyone is welcome to join in. (If you want to leave a comment but not to be part of the giveaway just let me know).
The winner will be presented on this blog at the 1st of December.
I was supposed to pick my three favorite layouts too but I chose to make three new layouts that represent my style instead.
The first one shows a picture of me and DD. She is not screaming, she just opens her mouth. I love the picture because it catches the feeling that I always have when I’m photographed together with children. I stand there smiling but I have no idea what expression they have. They can do a lot of things that makes me look too serious…
I have used Dylusions Ink Spray, gesso and stamps to create the background.
On this one I have worked with gesso, acrylic paint and doodling. There is a little tag behind the photo that you can pull out. On it there is a photo that shows how fun DD had as a complement to the picture with the concentrated expression that I chose for the layout.
On the last layout I used Dylusions Ink Spray to create the balloons. I used some gesso behind the photo which is affecting the Ink Spray. I also did some stamping, doodling and splashed acrylic paint in a lot of different colors.
Thanks for looking!!! I hope you feel inspired by the content in the giveaway and chose to join in! :) Have a nice day!