onsdag 1 februari 2023

AAA Birthday Game #46 - Use a Stencil(s)

 

Hello Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it's February already?
The good thing is that it means it's time for a new challenge at AAA Birthday, and this month we want you to use your stencil(s).



I love stencils!

They're easy to use, very versatile, you can use them in so many ways and with so many different mediums, and they're inexpensive. You can even make your own. Can it get any better?!

I often make my own stencils, but for this card I have used a gorgeous stencil by Vicki Boutin which I ink blended through using Distress Oxides. 



Products used
Stencil:
Color StudyFresh Mixed Media Stencils by Vicki Boutin/ American Crafts
Inks: Distress Oxide Ink "shaded lilac", "salvaged patina", "twisted citron", "squeezed lemonade", "dried marigold" and "kitsch flamingo"
Die: PY111 "Grattis" by PY Hobby
Papers: Neenah Classic Crest - Solar White and "Black & White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad" by MFT 
Embellishments: Enamel Dots "Transparent" by Simple and Basic


Here's the cue card for February




For more information, and inspiration by the amazing Design Team and Catherine, our special Guest Designer for the month of February, please visit AAA Birthday's challenge blog.


I do hope you'll join us in this fun challenge, as I can't wait to see your stenciled birthday cards!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I really appreciate it!
Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

Jane
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söndag 22 januari 2023

AAA Cards Challenge 232 - White on White

 Hello Crafty Friends,

It's time for a new challenge at AAA Cards, and this fortnight we would love to see "White on White" CAS creations.
It was a bit tricky to photograph my card I must say, but I hope you can see it.


Here it is



I started by die cutting a panel for the front of my card, and a flower and the word "Grattis" (Congrats in Swedish). To make the vertical stripes on my panel I used a score board and a bone folder. Then I just glued it all together. Easy peasy.... I love it when cards come together quick and easy. The toughest part was taking the picure of it!

Products used
Dies:
Outside In Stitched rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn, Thinlits "Artsy Stems" by Tim Holtz/ Sizzix and "Grattis - PY104" by PY Hobby
Paper: Neenah Solar White 

Here's the cue card


For more information, and inspiration by the Design Team and our Guest Designer Kath, please visit AAA Cards challenge blog.

I hope you'll join us!

Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

Jane 
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torsdag 19 januari 2023

YAY, You did it!

 YAY!

Today our youngest passed his driving test!


Congrats on your driving license, Henrik!

We woke up this morning to a snowy landscape and slippery roads, and our son had his driving test at 8 o'clock in the morning, so not ideal conditions. But he did it! First go and everything! I'm so proud of him, and happy for him!


Only downside, I suspect I'll be out of a car most days........but that's ok, it's important for new drivers to drive and get the experience to become excellent and safe drivers.

Big CONGRATS, Henrik!


Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

Jane
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tisdag 17 januari 2023

 Hello Crafty Friends,

Today was one of our grandsons last day at his preschool, he is starting at a new one tomorrow. As he wanted to give his teachers a small leaving gift each his mum, our daughter, asked if I could make tags to go on the gifts.

This is how they turned out


The text on the tag reads "Thank you for this time, and for helping me grow" (free translation).

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I really appreciate it!

Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

Jane
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söndag 8 januari 2023

AAA Cards Challenge 231 - Moodboard

 Hello Crafty Friends,

It's time for AAA Cards first challenge of 2023, and we are starting the year with a moodboard challenge for you. I hope you'll join us, as I can't wait to see your CAS card creations





Products used
Stamp set: "Bears" by C.C. Design
Markers: Copic


Here's the cue card





For more information, and cute inspiration by our guest designer Johanna/Hanneke and the design team, please visit AAA Cards challenge blog!

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time!

Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

Jane
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söndag 1 januari 2023

AAA Birthday Game #45 - Anything Birthday Goes

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy New Year,

I hope you've had a good ending to 2022, and a great start to 2023!

Do you make birthday cards, and do you like card challenges?

Then AAA Birthday is the perfect place for you.
Every month we have a new challenge for you, and as 
of today the challenges starts on the 1st of the month, and runs throughout the whole month. So let's get started with the first challenge of 2023, game 45 - Anything Birthday Goes.

 


January is my grandmother's birthday month, and her favourit flowers were tulips. Every birthday my grandfather would give my grandmother a huge bouquet of tulips, a "tradition" I took over after he passed away. My grandmother passed away in 2020, but every January I still get a bouquet of tulips for her and my grandfather on her birthday.
(sentiment reads: "Imagine it's your birthday")

Products used
Stamps:
"Tulpanflicka" and "Födelsedag (nya fonter)" both by hÄnglar & Wings
Dies: Outside In Stitched Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Distress Oxide by Tim Holtz/ Ranger
Markers: Copic
Embelishments: Enamel dots "transparent" by Nellie's Choice


I hope you like my card and that you're inspired to play along with us at AAA Birthday

Here's the cue card


For more inspiration by our January guest designers, Deepti and Emma, and the Design Team please visit AAA Birthday's challenge blog, where you'll also find more information on the challenge and how to play. 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I really appreciate it!

Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

Jane
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Ps. Please excuse the patchy colouring of my image, several of my markers are running dry.

lördag 31 december 2022

Diecember at Pyssloteket/ Pysslojul2022

 Hello again,

From the 1st of December to the 24th Pyssloteket hosted a Diecember challenge based on lyrics of Christmas songs, both Swedish and English ones. Unfortunately I didn't manage to do them all as time and supplies ran out, but here's my entries

1 "Last Christmas I gave you my heart...."


2 " Ge mig 30 grader kallt, tomtar över allt och en skig av gröna granar..."


3 "Hej tomtegubbar slå i glasen..."


4 "De ville inte resa från vår pepparkakegris..."


5 "So kiss me under the mistletoe..."



6 "Jul Jul strålande Jul, glans över vita skogar...."



8 "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...."



10 "In där klev en julebock, skäggig och med luden rock, 
han tog ur en påse små paketer opp..."



11 "Lusse Lelle, Lusse Lelle elva nätter före jul....."



13 "drömmar med vingesus under oss sia, tänd dina vita ljus, Sankta Lucia..."



14 "Granen står så grön och grann i stugan...."



16 "Nu är eld i varje spis, varje spis, varje spis, med julegröt och julegris....."



17 "Kristus till jorden är kommen, oss är en frälsare född...."



19 "och alla som är rädda och fryser på vår jord 
de borde få sitta vid vårt bord när vi tänder ett ljus i advent"



21 " Margit får en docka stor, gungehäst får lillebror...."



22 "Du stjärna över Betlehem o låt ditt milda ljus....."


24 " då tar vi kälkarna fram och vantarna på...."



These were my takes on the challenges. I have so many ideas for the remaining prompt and maybe I'll use those in the future.


Wishing you a wonderful New Years Eve!
See you in 2023!


Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

Jane 
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