söndag 19 november 2017

:: Green Vintage Christmas Card ::


At the last minute I joind a very fun challenge at Kristinas Scrapbooking. I´m a slow scrapbooker and this card took me forever to create! Lucky me I enjoyed every minute of it! With three hours left of the challenge I managed to send in photos of my card :)  I love how it turned out!

My paper, yes I only used one, is from Bo Bunny Winter Wishes Collection and are called Winter Wishes. I framed the image with a chipboard frame from Blue Fern Studios. The cute Deer is also from Blue Fern Studios and called Winter Deer. I painted them both with sparkly acrylic paint.

 The large green flowers I made myself with Foamiran from WOC. I used three different dies.


 All the other flowers are first dipped in Multimedium and then loose glitter. This time I chosed a iridiscent white glitter. I added cardboard behind one layer paper and behind my image to get depth on my card. I also made three layers of lace. The first one is a gift from a sweet friend called Klara. The snowflake ribbon is from TGR. I can´t remember were I bought the one with beads?

Other supplies I used:
Bo Bunny Winter Wishes Collection - Winter Wishes
Blue Fern Chipboard Winter Deer
Blue Fern Chipboard frame
Flower dies Wish
14 Craft Bar Poinsettia dies
Daler Rowney Gesso
DecoArt Acrylic Paint Ice Crystal
13arts Gel medium


fredag 17 november 2017

:: Gift Box and card for Wild Orchid Crafts ::

I made a box with a card inside as my latest project for Wild Orchid Crafts.
I think this will be a really nice Christmas gift for my sons teacher.

I folded the box with Cardstock and papers from Maja Design. For the corners I used metal Corners and cute pearl stars. Last I added blue pearls. When you do a box for a card I think a regular Cardstock works really well. I use my ScorPal when I make boxes.

Both box and card have similar design.

After adding all gorgeous flowers and berries from Woc I added lots of white Gesso.
I wanted a matte look here so no glitter!


Here you find all supplies I used:
Maja Design Vintage Frost 1st of December
Maja Design Vintage Frost 21st of December
Maja Design Vintage Frost 19th of December
SnipArt Chipboard Ram
SnipArt Chipboard Snöflingor
Creative Expressions Berry Bough Die
Marianne Design Creatable Oval By Petra Die
Marianne Design Anja´s Square Die
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large Die
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Die
Papirdesign Blue Pearls 
Metal Corners White
Gesso Daler Rowney
Foam Tape

All flowers with links at the end of this post!



söndag 12 november 2017

:: More fun Christmas cards ::

Today I have some of my more clean Christmas cards! I love adding lots of embellishments to my work but I also really love making this kind of CAS cards! 
For my first card I used paper from Lawn Fawn and different kind of Cardstocks. The frame is from My Favorite Things and the mountain, tree line and stitched hill dies are from Lawn Fawn. The cute car with the tree on it´s roof is also from Lawn Fawn. The stamped sentiment is from a Mama Elephant stamp set.

For my next card I used the same frame die as for my first card. I don´t know the brand of the tree paper. I used a oval scalloped die and a oval die from Spellbinders. The Let it snow stamp and the Reindeer is from Mama Elephant. Suuuuper cute!!!


fredag 10 november 2017

:: Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #5

Tips and Tricks #5 - Sugar Flowers

I love to give my flowers some extra sparkle! Today I will show you my favorite technique when it comes to glitter on flowers. Of course you can use Stickles Glue and other kind of glitter but these two I will show you today is a bit extra cool! Perfect for your winter wonderland cards!

You need flowers and of course I use the best brand when it comes to smaller Roses - those from Wild Orchid Craft! Now you wonder why I like them so much? Besides being really pretty and well performed they are sturdy so that you can add Multimedium without the Roses loses it´s shape. Then you need some kind of Multimedium. Today I use some from 13arts. And then you need Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy and Primas Glass Glitter Pearl.

Dip the Rose in the Multimedium. If you only want the glitter on the tip of the petals be light on the hand. 

I want my glitter all the way in the middle of the petals so I use a brush to spread the Multimedium with.

Now you dip the Rose in the loose glitter. Make sure that you cover the whole Rose.

It´s really hard to take good photos of glitter, sorry for that, but you get a really sparkling Rose that almost feels like glass when it dries.

Now we do the same with some other Roses that I want a different look for. Here I´m after almost a icy look. You know as if the Rose has been outside and the frost or rime got to it.

Here are the result with the Distress Dry Glitter. Looove it! 

And here are the ones with the rime effect on! Gorgeous! Soon you will see these Roses on some of my Christmas Cards!

onsdag 8 november 2017

:: Blue Christmas Card ::


I really love making my Christmas cards! My card today is blue and grey with some white details.
I used papers from Lawn Fawn.

My digi stamp is from Cone Fong and colored with my Copics. Around my stamped image I added some snowflakes that I embossed with white embossing powder.

The big blue Poinsettia I made myself with Foamiran and blue Gelatos.
I added glitter on most of the flowers and around the card edges. All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts! Hope you liked it!

Here you find all supplies I used:
14 Craft Bar Cutting Dies Poinsettia
Darice Assorted Snowflakes
Darice Evergreen Border
Spellbinders Curved Borders 2
Die-namics  stitched mini scalloped rectangle die
Digi stamp Cone Fong Maggies Joy
Lawn Fawn 6x6 pad Perfectly Plaid Winter
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Ranger Stickles Fairy Dust
Papirdesign Enamel Dot
Prima Silver Cloud Leaf and Berry Stams


Supplies from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Ivory Flower Making Foam - MKX-719
Silver Double Head Pearl Stamens - MKX-569

måndag 6 november 2017

:: Cute Christmas cards with Reindeers ::


I was on a crop with friends last weekend and made four new Christmas cards! I will show you the first two today. This year I´m all about Reindeers! Last Christmas it was Snowmen ;)
For my first card I used papers from Lawn Fawn and Panduro. The super cute stamps are from Mama Elephant. The sentiment stamp is also from Mama Elephant.

I colored my stamps with Copics. All die-cuts is made with dies from Lawn Fawn besides the scalloped circle. That one is from Spellbinders.

For my second card I used the same stamp set as on the first card. The large Merry Christmas is also a stamp from Mama Elephant. I used white embossing powder for it. After I used the embossing powder I used Distress Ink and a blending tool to get the sky look. To get the window I used two different circle dies from Spellbinders. The cute snowflakes is made with dies from Lawn Fawn.


fredag 3 november 2017

:: Purple/Lilac Christmas card for Wild Orchid Crafts ::

 I love making Christmas Cards! You can go totally overboard with flowers, glitters and different embellishments and it´s still okay! I also love to make Christams cards in a bit untraditional colors. I think a pink Christmas card with lots of sparkles or like the card I show today in lilac is so cool and beautiful! I hope you also start to create Christmas cards in what ever color you like!

I used stunning flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and to get them to really sparkle I dipped them in Multi Medium from 13arts and then the best glitter ever for this technique Ranger Distress Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy. I love the effect you get!

I used purple and lilac flowers in different shapes. I love to use Lilys at the end of my flower clusters!

I wanted some grey flowers to match my critter but I couldn´t find any and what´s better than make your own flowers? Ahhh ha ha to buy them ready ;) Okay both ways is good :) I made my Poinsettia with Foamiran and dry chalks. I think it turned out pretty cool in grey and lilac!

Supplies from Wild Orchid Cafts:


Here is a list of all supplies I used:
Bo Bunny 6x6 pad Enchanted Garden Collection
Bo Bunny 6x6 pad Bold and Bright Double Dot Design
Bo Bunny 6x6 pad Modern Miss Collection
Creative Extression Sue Wilson die Berry Bough
Amy Design The Feeling Of Christmas die Ice Crystal Circle
Kaisercraft Decorative Dies Poinsettoa Flowers
Spellbinders Lacey Circles
Spellbinders Petit Scalloped Circles Small
Spellbinders Classic Circles Small
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
13arts Multipurpose Gel Medium
Ranger Distress Dry Glitter

tisdag 31 oktober 2017

:: Halloween ATC - Spooky ::

Happy Halloween! Here in Sweden Halloween is beginning to get really big despite it´s not a Swedish tradition. Of course the kids think it´s more fun than us adults. I wanted to create a bit scary ATC and this is the result.

My backgrounds is made with lots of die-cuts from Tim Holtz Ephemera pack Frightful and paper from Bo Bunny Wonderfully Wicked Collection.

I made the faces with paper clay and painted them black. 

To get them a bit less scary I added black lace over the faces. 

I added a ton of different texture embellishments. I also added both black paint and some metallic paint from Prima also in black.

I wanted some orange also so I added orange glitter from Prima and Rich Copper Metallique Wax.
I also added Black glitter, black micro beads, black glass beads and black larger glitters.

Behind the lace you get a glimpse of the evil red eyes! Boooohhhhh!


söndag 29 oktober 2017

:: Time for Christmas Cards ::

Last year I fell in love with two different sets of Reindeer stamps. This year I bought them both! One is this set from Mama Elephant called Reindeer Games. The other set is on is way to me now and are from The Greeting Farm. I also have the dies for the stamps so I will create lots of cute Christmas Cards with Reindeer this Christmas! 

I´m not a skilled colorer but I think it´s fun so I live by the words "Good enough" ;)
I colored with my Copics and for the body I used E30, E31, E33 and E35. For the Reindeerhorn I used E71 and E74. The sentiment stamp is from a Penny Black set called Yuletide Wishes.


måndag 23 oktober 2017

:: Tips and Tricks with Ulrika aka LillBlomman #4 ::

Tips and Trick #4 - Faux Bow

Bows are really nice to add on cards and other projects! But sometimes it´s really hard to get them even and nice. The knot in the middle gets really bulky and not nice at all! We need nice bows so today help is on it´s way crafters! 
Lets´make some faux bows!

 You need some pretty ribbon and mine bow will end up on a christmas card so I use a checkered ribbon. Measure how big you want your bow and cut off the rtibbon after doing as I show you on the photo. I cut my egdes in a inclined angle. 

 When you´re satisfied with the size use a piece of sewing thread around the middle of the bow. Make sure it´s centered. In this state you can choose what side of the bow will be forward or backward. 

 Now you need a short piece of the ribbon to make the knot. 

 Fold the ribbon so the back look like it does on my photo.

 Place the short piece of the ribbon with the flat side down and the side of the bow that will be the front against the back of the short piece of ribbon.

 Use some kind of adhesive to hold the back in place. I think a glue gun is perfect or glue dots. 

Tadaaaa! A perfect and pretty bow!