onsdag 30 januari 2013

Leende för tomten

This lovely smile isn't really for me. He is smiling because Santa Claus is there. I have used the large yellow flower so set off against the green and beige colours in the lovely Maja Design papers in the February kit from C'est Magnifique.



Main kit:
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Smulpaj med äpplen
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Två fröknar
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Ingefärspäron
Glitz: Teeny Alphas: Tan
Cheep Trims: Lace

Flower Add-on:
Prima: Larkspur: Sherwood Rose
Manor House: Romance
Prima: Botanical: Marri

Other: old book paper, stamps, border punches, doilies, tags, staples

måndag 28 januari 2013

Mirakel

Every newborn is a miracle. And you can sit there for hours just watching them and holding them. The frame from Blue Fern Studios is painted in beige acrylic paint and then covered in clear crackle paint. If you find the purple hearts from Prima hard to use you can always cut them up and use them as vines like I have. The lovely papers are from Maja Design.



Main kit:
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Två fröknar
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Chaite
Glitz: Teeny Alphas: Tan
Blue Fern Studios: Blue Fern Frame

Flower Add-on:
Prima: Coventry: Serene
Prima: Amore Violet

Embellishment Add-on:
Leaky Shed: Keyholes

Other: old book paper, pearl maker, acrylic paint, clear crackle paint

lördag 26 januari 2013

C'est Magnifique Feb reveal and a layout

It is reveal day at C'est Magnifique. The February kit is called Royal Tea Party and features beautiful papers from the Swedish Maja Design


The February kit from C'est Magnifique has so many gorgeous flowers - like a flower garden. In my cluster you find many of them, framing the photo of my niece and her horse. And yes - my niece has wings. You have to have fairy wings when you ride a fake horse. LOL



Main kit:
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Smulpaj med äpplen
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Söderns Höjder
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Björnbärskakor
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Chaite
Prima: Songbird Vine: Purple
Glitz: Teeny Alphas: Tan
Prima: Resist Canvas: Swirls

Flower Add-on:
Prima: Larkspur: Sherwood Rose
Manor House: Lotus: Imperial
Prima: Botanical: Marri

Embellishment Add-on:
Prima: Resin: Marvelle
Pink Paislee: Artisan Wings

Other: die, border punches, paper clips

torsdag 24 januari 2013

Vintage Spring Basics by Maja Design

Oh la la!!!! Maja Design will be releasing a new collection in February. It really looks fabulous!!!

onsdag 23 januari 2013

Prinsessa

Here is my sneak peek layout with the February kit from C'est Magnifique. On this layout I was a bit more playful than I usually am. My niece is acting princess and was having so much fun. The gorgeous dress form from Blue Fern Studios is painted in white. I used some of the purple mist that came with the kit and I also used a mask to create the white pattern in the background. The leaves are sprayed with the green mist from the embellishment add-on. The papers in the kit are from Maja Design.



Main kit:
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Chaite
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Söderns Höjder
Maja Design: Let’s Have Some Coffee: Björnbärskakor
Heidi Swap: Color Shine: Amethyst
Cheep Trims: Lace
Glitz: Teeny Alphas: Tan
Prima: Resist Canvas: Swirls

Flower Add-on:
Prima: Larkspur: Sherwood Rose
Manor House: Lotus: Imperial

Embellishment Add-on:
Blue Fern Studios: Sweetheart Dressform
Tattered Angels: Chalkboard: Fern
Other: old book paper, mask, texture paste, gesso, pearl maker, doily, die, staples

C'est Magnifique February kit papers and add-ons:
It's always an exciting time of the month when we can give you a little peak at what's coming in our February Kit.  Of course, we're not ready to give away all our secrets, but we would love to show you the beautiful paper that will be in the kit - the Ska-vi-ta-en-fika line from Maja Design.  This collection has a little bit of everything!  If you would like to order additional paper to go with your kit, or would like to have just the paper, it can be found here in our store.

We have also put together two add-ons to coordinate with the February kit.  The first add-on is our Flower Add-on, which sold out quickly this month, but a few items are available for purchase individually in our Store.
We also put together a beautiful Embellishment Add-on, which is also sold out.  A few items from this add on are also available for purchase individually in our Store.  
 

söndag 20 januari 2013

Av Hela Mitt Hjärta

I rarely scrap about myself. Perhaps it is because I don't like to be photographed or because what I have to say about myself is more private. But for my journaling on this page I have added an envelope - a perfect way to hide notes. On this layout I did some ripping and tearing to create a worn look. The Maja Design papers all have fabulous names, perfect to use as titles. My layout is called Av Hela Mitt Hjärta, which is written in Latin on the light grey paper.Av hela mitt hjartaThe torn edges are creating by using a distresser tool but I do some of the tearing with my hands and fingers too. The Maja Design papers are thick and it makes it easy to tear them beautifully.Av hela narbild 1 I found some flowers that matched the beautiful purple colours of the Crea Diem papers. Together with some white accents like resin pieces, pearls and doilies the colour really pops.Av hela narbild 2 As I said before I love layering and here are my paper layers mixed with some of the embellies.Av hela narbild 3Supplies: Maja Design Crea Diem papers: Av Hela Mitt Hjärta, Kärleken Övervinner Allt, Sann Vänskap; envelope (Maya Road), resins (Prima), flowers and vine (Prima), pearl swirl (Zva Creative), alpha stickers (Prima), metal (Prima),artisan elements (Pink Paislee), tags, doliy, old book paper

fredag 18 januari 2013

For Glitz in January

Hi all! Camilla here today with two new layouts that I made for Glitz Design. First a layout with the Yours Truly collection. I made a layout with an easy design and neutral colours. I want the lovely Peek-A-Boo to show. It says "What you do, the way you think is what makes you beautiful".


"Beautiful" by Camilla Ekman:
Glitz Design Yours truly papers: Polka, Ephemera
Glitz Design Yours truly Peek-A-Boos
Other: flowers (Prima and Manor House Creations), bling swirls (Zva Creative), doily, dies

The second layout is made with the Hello Friend collection. The soft colours are to die for. And one of my favourite things here is the Polaroid frames in the Whatnots - perfect for the photo.


"Happiness" by Camilla Ekman:
Glitz Design Hello Friend papers:Polka, Chain, Clouds
Glitz Design Hello Friend Whatnots
Glitz Design Hello Friend Glitzers
Other: flowers (Prima and Petaloo), bling swirls (Prima), die, doily

tisdag 15 januari 2013

Redo för 2013

Today is the day for my first blog post at Blue Fern Studios. I am really excited to be a part of this adventure together with Leslie, Michele and all the girls in the designteam. Blue Fern Studios offers the most beautiful and elegant chipboards out there and I am proud to be using them. Make sure to let your favourite shop know about Blue Fern Studios chipboards so that you will be able to buy them.

This is my first layout for Blue Fern Studios and what's more appropriate than a layout of me saying I am ready for 2013. 


For this layout I have used the gorgeous Floral Wreath. First I applied a layer of Distress Crackle Paint (tattered rose) and then dabbed some white gesso here and there. To finish it off I inked the edges with charcoal ink.

tisdag 8 januari 2013

Who doesn't love a give-away?

I hope you'll head over to the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog and enter your name for a chance to win Leslie's Bits & Pieces from the sold-out January kit.  This giveaway is only open through January 12th, so don't wait.  Here's what you have an opportunity to win:


söndag 6 januari 2013

Nyhavn

Today is the day for my first blog post for Maja Design and I am proud to present a layout with one of my favourite paper collections - Crea Diem. This summer we went on a day trip to Copenhagen and walked down to Nyhavn, a very picturesque part of the city. We had a really great time in the sunshine and in the company of friends.
NyhavnI used the floral paper Känn dig själv as background, but to make the layout less busy I added the blue Sin lyckas smed on top. To create a sense of layering I used a mask creating a pattern with white texture paste. Then I added some more gorgeous Maja Design papers and a few punched borders.
Nyhavn narbild 1As I said I love layering and not only layering papers. Adding some tags and note papers behind the photo and also a chipboard frame painted in white gesso around the photo brings even more layers and dimension to a layout. Since I love flowers and bling I created flower clusters to frame the photo. 
Nyhavn narbild 2The title is simply Nyhavn and a small bird is sitting on top.
Nyhavn narbild 3Supplies:
Maja Design Crea Diem papers: Känn dig själv, Ord flyger bort, Sin lyckas smed; flowers & leaves (Prima); chipboard (ScrapFX); border punches (Martha Stewart); bling swirls (Zva Creative); alpha stickers (Prima); resin bird (Prima)

onsdag 2 januari 2013

C'est Magnifique January sketch

Happy New Year!  C'est Magnifique Kit Club would like to help you get started with a new sketch for January.  Their sketch designer, Michele Singh, has once again created a beautiful sketch for you to use.  What better way to start the new year than to take some time for yourself and do a little scrapping?   And I know you all love give-aways, so why not head over to Michele's blog Design Honey, before January 6th to sign up for her giveaway! A hint...She is the amazing designer of the GORGEOUS new Blue Fern Studios' chipboards!!!


The sketch challenge is open to anyone and you may use any scrappy supplies that you have on hand.  No restrictions, no themes, just a sketch to follow.  You can rotate it, or use it as is.  Head over to the C'est Magnifique blog to check out how to participate and to see the FABULOUS prize!!!

tisdag 1 januari 2013

Silver Glitter

Winter is beautiful when there is a lot of snow and everything sparkles like silver glitter. In December we had the most beautiful winter landscape and I took some pictures of the kids outside.

This is my first official work for Maja Design. Every month the Maja blog presents a mood board to inspire you to scrap something. The mood board gives you colours, poems, words and photos to make you inspired. I have used the Vintage Winter collection from Maja Design.


Maja Design papers: Vintage Winter: Snowmen, Wishing you, It's snowing, Send a post card 

And here are some close-ups. Click on them to make them larger...




And here is the January mood board: