I made the trip of my life when I was 21. I went to Tanzania and lived there for 5 weeks, teaching English to the students living in Marangu. That was really an adventure. So this is a card inspired from Africa. And the main motive, the elephant, is my all time favourite animal!

The elephant stamp is from Magnolia, the African paper is from DCWV Safari Stack and the DCWV Animal Cracker Stack. I've embossed the background with Espresso and added Dimensional Pears to the frame and border - Mushroom around the elephant and Espresso on the border.

I'm joining this card for this weeks Crafty Creations Challenges where the theme this week is Around the World.


So Lucky to Have You

I was about to do a Around the World card for the Crafty Creations Challenge this week. I wanted it to be Swedish with an image of Pippi Longstocking, but when I started to make the card it got way to messy. So I resigned and made this card with a Lucky Clover instead. The paper is just from a cheap scrapbooking package and the letters are from the latest Creative Club package.
I think I'll make a Swedish card with Pippi and an Around the World card with some African inspiration instead.


Congrats to your Drivers License!

Two cards in the same style. I kind of like the blue best. Which one do you like the best? Why?

I'm entering these cards for the Stamp Something challenge where the challenge this week is to make a card that celebrates something. Worth celebrating are the things that only happens once in life! Like getting your drivers license! That really was a happy day for me since I took it really late in life and thought that I could never learn to drive a car...

I've used letters from Panduro, the car stamp is from Panduro - their Retro stamp set, the car paper is from Panduro as well... The ribbons are from DCWV - Travel. Really shouldn't buy so much stuff from Panduro since they are really too expensive.

Next week I'll get my order from Simon Says Stamp! worth 176$... :) That was this months paycheck... Sadly I didn't get the order before Ascension Day since I've been off work for four days now. Should have been fun to use all my new stamps and stuff then. But hey, It will soon be weekend again!

Thanks and Congrats!

Daring Cardmakers challenge this week is to make a card with flags. I'm still working on the cards for the Song and Music Week and I thought this would be a cute idea. "Tack" means thank you.

I cut lots and lots of flags in different colours so I thought that I'd better use them and made a second card in the same style. This time I made it for my cousin Marie who has her birthday in the beginning of June. There is a chance that she'll read this and see her card, but I'll take it. :) I would like to join in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge for this week - Get Personal! "grattis" means congratulations!

Thanks for playing the piano!

Another card for the Christian Song and Music week that I'm about to attend this summer. This might be a card for our lovely pianist. He plays so beautifully and he manages every music genre that he's asked to play during these weeks. Gospel, classic, pop, big band jazz and just ordinary church music. I hope he'll like this card.

I've used a picture from internet. The note paper in the background is from Karen-Marie-Klip and it's called Ivory Notes from their Classic Collection. The paper that looks like real music sheet is from Panduro. The text says "Thank you".

I'm joining in with the Friday Sketchers Blog Challenge #102 with this card.

Leon 1 years old

A card I made for my best friends cousins boy that turned 1 years old not long ago. I wrote the text of a children's song inside.

"A small boat often gets its belly wet
when the water splashes
I wonder what it is thinking about?

It is thinking that there are fishes
swimming about in the blue water
I wonder what they are whispering?

They are whispering that there is a treasure
far down in the bottom of the ocean
I wonder who got it?"


Have a Bright Merry Christmas!

This is a christmas card in different colours... I've combined different challenges just to see where it goes... And I think it's kind of funky and cute. It's a bit confusing and I'm not sure if it is my paper with the golden swirls or if it is the striped paper... But I can live with that. What really bothers me is that my Embossing Pen left a blue colour on the stamp after I'd heated the embossing powder with my new heat gun. I have no idea why? Any ideas and tips?

I've used papers from Emma's Garden from Panduro and Mimosa Christmas Angel stamp from Bildmalarna. The bell is from a chocolate bunny I ate this easter!

Cupe Cake Craft Challenges this week has a button-challenge. I'm not sure if my "button" counts. I didn't have any buttons in the right colours except a brad that looks like a button... Not sure if that disqualifies me then?

Roses on Paper Challenge Blog has a colour challenge this week; yellow, pink and orange. And my Mimosa Christmas Angel is bought from Bildmalarna.

S2G's challenge this week is to use a ribbon. I've used two. :)

Sketch and Stash Challenge had a funny sketch this week. Looks like this:
Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club Challenge #16 is to use Jingle Bells.

The ABC Challenge this week was U is for Unused Stash. And since I've just started my cardmaking carrier, this was really simple. I haven't used my Mimosa stamp before, or my golden swirly paper.

And finally, Sweet Sampin' Challenge Blog has a colour combo; yellow, green, orange and pink.

With an Angelic Thank You!

My second card for the Christian Choir and Music week. This might be a good card for the guesting preacher? The text says "Thanks".

The angel is just a picture from the web and I haven't used any special papers this time. The flowers are mixed from different brands. The light green and the text are from a Swedish scrapbooking club called Creative Club and their May package.
This time I'm actually joining this card for three challenges.

Papertake Weekly has a challenge this week where they want us to make sparkly, shiny and special cards. I've used some glitter glue and green rhinestones so I think that makes it kind of sparkly. And special, yes I think it is special.

Friday Sketchers Blog has a rather funny sketch this week. It took a while before I could imagine my own sketch from the Friday Sketchers sketch, but when I got my idea it fitted perfectly. The sketch looks like this:

Daring Cardmakers always has a challenge in store for me. This time it was to use the month stone for May - Emeralds. So I went to the nearest scrapbooking store straight away after work today and bought green rhinestones. I've used six of them on the card and matched them with the green colours on the papers.

Now I have four days of holiday since it's Ascension Day tomorrow. Hope you get some time for cardmaking and resting too! See ya!


Thank You for the Music

Every summer I attend a christian choir festival in Malung, Dalarna. My mum is one of the organizers and she has asked me to make thank you cards for the choir leader and the musicians. This might be the card for the choir leader? I don't know. I'm gonna make a bunch and let my mum decide.
I was supposed to entry this card for a challenge, since I used the sketch from Roses on Paper but then you have to use some special brands of stamps. And my image is not a stamp at all... It is a mix of my handdrawing and a picture I found on the web.
Anyway, I'll be getting some new Magnolia stamps soon, and then I can make another entry for the RoP Challenge.
I've used paper from Linen Closet Stack and the music paper is from Karen-Marie Klip, a danish company from their Classic Collection - Blue Notes.

My First Easel Cards...

These are my first easel cards. Never tried to make them before, and I must say that my first three tries are a bit... well, they are not my best cards ever. It was easier than I thought but I don't like the size of the cards, since I made three from one 12"x12" paper. So they are about 10x10cm.

This card is made with papers from DCWV's Animal Crackers Stack. I really like the hippo that I've cut from one of the papers. The text says "thanks" and it's made by my new EMBOSS Dual Pen from Tsukineko and black embossing powder from Ranger Ink. My first try with black embossing powder and the powder got everywhere. Even in my keyboard for my computer... :/
This is also my entry for the ABC Challenge blog where T is for Thank You this week.
This is my second easel card. This card is for the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week. They asked me to make an easel card and dared me to make it like a shape. Again with the black embossing powder that made my pink elephant really messy... :(

And here is my last easel card where I got to try my new stamp from Bildmalarna. Cannot remember what the strawberry paper is called but it is from Panduro.


I bought some colouring books for children with stickers! I bought Pippi Longstocking, Hello Kitty and Curious George (Nicke Nyfiken). The basic idea with this card was to try out the diamond fold that I've seen some of the bloggers use. It was really easy, even thought it was tricky to fold both sides at the same time.

I think the paper is from DCWV Linen Closet.


Be the Changes You Wish to See in This World

Another card for another challenge - preblogging. This time it was the ABC-Challenge - R is for Red. So I made a red card inspired by the DCVW Paper Stack Safari.

You're A Tweet-Heart

My first entry to a challenge blog - before I started to publish my cards on my blog.
I cannot really remember what papers I've used, but I think that it's Emma's Garden from Panduro. I know it's from Panduro at least. :)
The stamp is from Hero Arts.

Forest Collection

I tried to make many cards with the same papers and style. And these are the cards that I made. The papers are from Panduro Forest Collection and the cardstock is apricot.