Saturday, 31 December 2016

Allsorts - Something new

Morning all,
first challenge at Allsorts for 2017 and Mervi set the theme to Something new. Little did I know just how suiting that would turn out to be...
Presenting to you the poem I got for Christmas from my older daughter, roughly translated: Dear mum, you're gonna be a grandma at the end of June. The last line - in my body, beloved mum, there are two hearts beating - brings me to tears every time, seriously every time! So I wanted to make it into a keepsake, using a paperpack from Lemoncraft I got from my best friend and a new butterfly die that I bought two of, one for me and one for my bestie :)


The prize this week comes from Tattered Lace so you join too with something new (wow, rhyme, impressive, hehe)
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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Allsorts - Blue bingo

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts, this week the theme to Blue bingo.
I made a new sign for my scraproom door and I used the row Blue and brown, stencilling and distressed edges. Stencilling, really? you might ask yourselves. But if you look closely at the tag it is distressed using a Tim Holtz swirl stencil :)

We are sponsored this week by Swedish House Crafts, a UK based craft shop with lots of pretty items!

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Allsorts - Christmas lights

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts, this week I'm hosting the challenge and I set the theme to Christmas lights cause I think they are the highlight of the season (pun intended). Whether it's candles or electric lights they bring warmth to heart and mind. We have some really pretty dies for a lucky winner so make sure you follow the challenge theme and the below rules to be eligible for the prize.

I know that most of you don't intentionally step outside the line but check your own blogs by logging out of your blog account or use a different web browser and comment on one of your own entries. Then you will see if you have an extra verification on it - like a word verification or that you have to click certain images to be able to comment. If you do, please take them away in the blog settings (there are many good tutorials online for doing this). Moderating a blog so that you accept the comments before they are posted is enough to keep the spammers away, and it makes commenting easier. I guarantee that you'll get more comments on your entries! 

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Allsorts - CAS

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts, this week the theme is Clean and Simple.
I made a tag with embossed snowflakes as background and a snowman image as focal point.
You can win a really pretty die from Tattered Lace so hurry over and join in.


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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Allsorts - Anything Christmas

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts. This week the theme is Anything Christmas. This is one of the invitations I sent out to daughter and nephews about a ginger bread house making contest we're having next week. A cute recipe-stamp as focal point.
And I also have a card using Sketchpad Snowman Hat from our sponsor A Day for Daisies. The sentiment is computer generated using the font Storybook

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Allsorts - Christmas tree

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts. This week the theme is Christmas tree. So I made a clean and simple card made mainly with dies. It's really quick but turns out nicely so it might be something of a favourite this year :)


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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Allsorts - creature

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts. This week the theme is Creatures.

The adorable owls are a freebie from here. Backing paper is a wrapping paper and the shape of the card is from a temple online somewhere (can't remember where) and cut out with scissors the old fashioned way :)

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Allsorts - Time

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts. This week the theme is time or clocks.

I used an embossing folder and just decorated it with a white ribbon and a ribbon buckle. Clean and simple since the embossing really stands for itself.


Sponsor this week is Hobby House.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Allsorts - Let's make a start on Christmas

This week the theme at Allsorts is Let's make a start on Christmas. Never too early for that! The backing paper is actually a piece of wrapping paper, I have it in both grey/white striped and red/white striped and I just love it. And I think it makes the PB snowman really pop out.

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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Allsorts - Sparkle

This week the theme at Allsorts is Sparkle. The challenge is for me not connected to making things sparkle, it's to make it show on photographs :).
So this time I used a really blingy golden ribbon to be on the safe side. Cause even though I used lots of glitter on the hat of the Penny Black snowman it doesn't really show - but the ribbon does :)

So do join our challenge this week and may you be more skilled than I am in making the shinies show.

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Allsorts - Pink October

This week the theme at Allsorts is Pink October. I made a wedding card using a Lili of the Valley stamp and Magnolia backing paper. I used the last of my feathers so I must try to get hold of new ones cause I really like the effect.
Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, our sponsor this week.


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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Allsorts - Autumn colours

This week the challenge at Allsorts is Autumn colours. I just love the warm and vibrant colours of the season but this time I went for more earthy colours with white flowers and a vellum stamped sentiment.
It's starting to get rather cold here now, we've had frost several nights. So it's nice to pack the bags and go to Barcelona tomorrow. Me, a collegue and four students are going there for a week as part of an Erasmus project at the school where I work. :)
Other challenges:
Crafty friends - Autumn colours
Sweet stampin - Autumn
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Allsorts - Autumn colours

This week the challenge at Allsorts is Autumn colours. I just love the warm and vibrant colours of the season but this time I went for more earthy colours with white flowers and a vellum stamped sentiment.
It's starting to get rather cold here now, we've had frost several nights. So it's nice to pack the bags and go to Barcelona tomorrow. Me, a collegue and four students are going there for a week as part of an Erasmus project at the school where I work. :)
Other challenges:
Crafty friends - Autumn colours
Sweet stampin - Autumn
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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Allsorts - Re run

This week I'm hosting the challenge at Allsorts and I thought we might all go back and be inspired by the wonderful creations that the Design Team has made over the years. So, go back and look at old Allsorts challenges and take your pick from any of the DT:s creations to draw inspiration from. Make sure you tell us (preferably with a link) which Allsorts DT creation you refer to, just like the DT this week has done when lifting ideas. Have fun!

So, this is my creation:

inspired by Wendy's card from June 2016 here

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Allsorts - newsprint

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts, this time the theme is Newsprint paper. A new envelope card with newsprint design paper from Pion design, some roses and seam binding. The tiny beads are nail caviar (supposed to be glued as decoration on nails).



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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Allsorts - Black, white + one

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's a colour theme - black, white and one more colour. I used an image from The digistamp boutique and made a Christmas card. I figured that the yellow on the beaks and feet of the penguins don't really catch the eye it would be ok :).


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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Allsorts - Anniversaries

This week at Allsorts the theme is Anniversaries. And once again I have an envelope card with a shaker center to show you :) I like the shabby chic look and I kinda like that there is no coloured image on the card.

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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Penny Black and More - GDT

The official Penny Black in association with Allsorts monthly challenge has a new challenge for September and it's my turn to be guest designer. The theme is Add a sentiment. I used the image Gossamer and a computer generated sentiment on an embossed background.

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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Allsorts - New beginnings

The theme at Allsorts this week is New beginnings. I decided to make a tuxedo card for a guy at work that decided to leave us and move on to a new job. Sentiment is Good luck in Swedish.


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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Allsorts - More than two dies

The theme at Allsorts this week is to use more than two dies. Now you're starting to see the theme in my cardmaking the past weeks, right? This creation has no less than four dies (and two punches) but two is sufficient for the challenge :)

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Allsorts - Fabulous florals

The theme at Allsorts this week is Fabulous florals. I made a shabby chic card with lots of distressed edges and dabbed acrylic paint. We have a gorgous prize from Marianne Design for a lucky winner!


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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Allsorts - Butterflies

The theme at Allsorts this week is Butterflies. That ought to render lots of entries cause we all love the magnificent little creatures, don't we?
I made an envelope card using papers from Pion design and a small shaker medallion in the center. I loved the outcome so you'll be seeing more of this, I can assure you!



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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Röda vinbär - the final solution!

Röda vinbär är ju inte något förstahandsval - nånsin. Jag menar, vem tycker att det är supermums att plocka solvarma vinbär och stoppa i munnen - förutom skator och min mamma? Små barn tultar glatt fram till busken men inser snabbt sitt misstag och överger den lika fort - och de äter ändå grus och damm med god aptit... Inte ens hunden går att lura i någon större utsträckning. Och jag förstår honom, bären är ju så sura så håren på benen krusar sig, och de har små men väldigt illvilliga kärnor som sitter kvar i tänderna till nån gång runt höstlovet.
Ta bort busken? Nä, den står ju bra där den står. Låta bären hänga kvar till vintern? Nä du, det unnar jag inte de förbannade skatorna.

Men Mr Google har ju svar på allt så det borde ordna sig. Ni som nån gång sökt på vinbär har säkert redan upptäckt att jag inte är ensam om att fundera över det här. Brillianta lösningar? Icke hördu! Det finns massor med pretentiösa bakbloggar som klämkäckt vidhåller att det finns sååå mycket att göra av alla vinbär och sen kommer ett recept på mandelkakor med ett vinbär i varje. Man tömmer skafferiet på ingredienser och får för detta slit användning av 12 bär - 12! Alltså, ursäkta mig... Vad har dessa människor för buskar? Är det nån slags vinbärsbonsai-variant? Min buske (singular ja, jag har bara en) är en typisk norrländsk vinbärsbuske och tillväxthormonet är i klass med Rysslands OS-trupp (too soon?)

Man kan ju så klart göra saft - under förutsättning att man tillsätter vanilj i stora mängder för annars går familjen i så stora omvägar runt flaskan att det blir märken i parketten, men jag ville ju göra en kaka. En vanlig kaka, inte en med 47 ingredienser som kräver 7,5 högskolepoäng för att klara av. Hittade jag det via Google? Icke! Men jag hittade en sån kaka i min receptbok från när jag var oerhört gastronomiskt ambitiös - i början på 90-talet. Sen började jag arbeta kommunalt och då blev det lappgubbens tvärstopp rakt av. Receptet är från sent 80-tal, flickaktigt urklippt ur icke verifierad veckotidning men aldrig provat. Men det behövs en halv liter bär till varje kaka, en halv liter! Now we're talking!

Att det är sent 80-tal märker man på frasen "1 påse mandelspån, 35 g". Jag har mandelspån i skafferiet - såväl 100 g som 200 g, finns det ens 35-gramspåsar idag? Och i så fall, är det liksom lönt? Och man märker det också på avsaknaden av kommentarer om allergier mot gluten, laktos, ägg, nötter, dumma människor, you name it. Det fanns inte förr. Ja, alltså, det fanns säkert folk som mådde tjyvens av olika saker men de bet nog mest ihop för det gjordes inga som helst anpassningar, tack så mycket. Sen står det att man ska skålla, skala och mala mandel och det kommer jag ihåg att jag gjorde av olika anledningar förr men nu är jag snart 50 år och har väl bättre saker för mig. Jag tog mandelmjöl och det gick råbra!
Jag gillar ju inte ens röda vinbär men den här kakan blev super! Så bra att jag inte ens hann fotografera den innan tonåringen skurit lös en ansenlig bit. Därför blev det kakbit (ni märker kanske att jag konsekvent vägrar använda begreppet tårta, vilket receptet anger, men det är alldeles för ambitiöst anser jag. Det är en kaka, punkt.) men det ser ju ändå lite arbetat och bakbloggsaktigt ut med kakbit på assiett :)

And to my English speaking friends; this was mainly a ranting over the rather useless red currant berries that I have now finally found a solution to in the form of a very swift and easy recipe for a red currant cake using half a litre of berries in each cake.
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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Allsorts - Spots and stripes

The theme at Allsorts this week is Spots and stripes. I've stretched the theme but in my world the clocks on the backing paper are round - therefor spots, and the stripes are kinda self-explanatory since they are both on the backing paper and on the socks :). And a pretty LotV-image as focal point.



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