fredag 29 juni 2012

Note To Self...

The Cocoa Daisy July kit "Note to self" is office inspired and I am totally in love with all the cute little bits and pieces.

For my first layout I used the main kit, the Take Note add on and the Embellishment Pack. We've been listening to the same CD with kids music in the car for several months. Alva and Linus are the ones who have been asking for it, but when driving to Denmark in June it was obvious that Tuva likes it too. When she was getting angry in the car, we started the songs and we immediataly bought us more time before we had to stop. Suddenly she also started to sing along in the "la la la la-part" of the song. So very cute... :)

For my second layout I used two sheets of cardstock and cut some squares and rectangles out of the top sheet. I then added some papers and the photo in the same level as the top sheet, and some patterened papers on the background cardstock. I then used 3D-foam to adhere the two sheets together.

The photo was taken on the boat when we were on our way back from my brother's wedding last week. (I hope to show you more photos from our wonderful day soon!)

My third layout, with the two cutest girls I know... :) The photo was taken on May 17th, Tuva's birthday. I used the main kit and the Take Note add on.

onsdag 27 juni 2012

Cocoa Daisy Reveal tomorrow...!

The July kit from Cocoa Daisy is so much fun! I really loved all the little bits and pieces in the kit and the add ons this month, and the colours are really wonderful.

Tomorrow is the July Reveal! Make sure that you stop by the message board and join in on the fun! :)

torsdag 21 juni 2012

The cake...

I made this for Scrapgalen recently... with Tuva and her very first birthday cake. She didn't like it... at least she didn't like to eat it... but she happily threw some around... some on the floor and some on her dad. =)

I fell in love with the polka dot papers from GCD Country Charm and I kept this layout very simple with a few shapes that I cut out from another of the GCD papers, and heat embossed chipboard hearts (using Zing embossing powders).

onsdag 20 juni 2012


Have you seen the new Sketchbook365 challenge blog? Check out this month's sketch here! Closing date for the challenge is July 19th.

Here is the layout I made for this sketch. I used lots of supplies from the Cocoa Daisy March kit.

tisdag 19 juni 2012

Cocoa Daisy June part 2

Here are the other two layouts I made, using the Cocoa Daisy June kit. She likes soccer, our hello happy baby girl... :)

måndag 18 juni 2012

Picnic time...

The June theme on the Tattered Angels blog is stencils. Check out all the fabulous ideas and gorgeous projects presented by the design team! Stencils are everywhere right now, and they're so much fun to use.

When creating my first layout for June, I used the same stencil (from The Crafter's Workshop) twice - first together with some mist and then to apply some gesso, over which I added more misting once it was dry. This gave my background a colorful, layered look.

I used Glimmer Mist Apple, Golden Terracotta and Key Lime Pie, and Chalkboard Glimmer Mist Sprout, Firefly and Peacock. Also the flowers, the buttons and the doily were misted.

söndag 17 juni 2012

Cocoa Daisy June layouts

The Cocoa Daisy International reveal was held while I was being away on vacation. Check out the gallery to see what the international part of the design team created using the June kit (and of course what the fab US gals made too!).

The June kit is full of bright and happy colors! Besides the main kit I also got the patterned paper add on Shades and the Embellishment pack.

I loved the embellishment pack and for this card I used one of the gorgeous and colorful flowers together with a couple of the pins and the fun Smash washi tape.

For this simple layout I heat embossed the Cocoa Daisy ampersand stamp with white Zing embossing powder (also available together with other fab mixed media supplies in the Cocoa Daisy boutique!) and wrote my title around it.

The green washi tape comes with the main kit.

lördag 16 juni 2012

En himla rolig tid... och skynda fynda...

Jag har haft en fantastiskt bra tid tillsammans med Scrapgalengänget! Det har varit toppen att få lära känna och att jobba tillsammans med Petra och resten av designteamet. Allra bästa Petra har nu bestämt sig för att sälja butiken och det känns förstås väldigt sorgligt. Samtidigt önskar jag Petra all lycka i framtiden och jag hoppas också att det finns någon som vill vara med och se till att Scrapgalen lever vidare.

Den som är intresserad av att ta över ett mycket välskött företag med gott rykte hittar annonsen här.

Just nu är det stor SOMMARREA hos Scrapgalen! Här kommer info från Petra, från butikens startsida:

"Efter fyra år med Scrapgalen har jag bestämt mig för att sälja företaget och låta någon annan ta över ett väl upparbetat och välkänt företag i branschen! Om du är intresserad eller känner någon annan som går i tankar att starta eget så hittar du annonsen HÄR!

Under tiden närmar vi oss midsommar och det är dags för SOMMARREA! :)

Du skriver in koden - GLAD SOMMAR - i kupongkodsfältet när du står i kassan (ej i kommentarsfältet) och kommer då att märka att rabatten, 40% på alla ordinarie priser, dras direkt från din ordersumma. Varor i Outlet-kategorin är redan sänkta med 40-60% och därmed undantagna från sommar-rean. Du får handla hur många gånger du vill på sommar-rean!

Då priserna är sänkta så pass mycket är fraktvillkoren under denna period faktiskt frakt upp till 800 kr och därefter fraktfritt. Dock bjuder jag alltid på skrymmande-tillägget! :)

Jag reserverar mig för slutförsäljning och eventuella diffar i lagersaldon (jag försöker rätta till dessa så fort jag hinner). Vid högt tryck i butiken kan leveranstiden eventuellt förlängas med några dagar.

Välkommen in och fynda i butiken!
Glad Sommar


Vi är tillbaka efter en liten resa till Danmark, med två fartfyllda dagar på Legoland. Vi har haft det toppenbra! Nu ska vi packa upp, kurera oss från en dansk dunderförkylning och sen ska jag minsann sätta igång att scrappa! :)


We're back after a lovely trip to Denmark with two amazing days at Legoland. Now we just need to unpack and get rid of a stupid Danish cold, and then I'm ready to scrap! :)

tisdag 12 juni 2012

My Creative Jump Start Video

I thought I'd share the video I made for the Creative Jump Start that Nathalie Kalbach put together in the beginning of this year. It was a truly fab and inspiring event and I'm so happy that I got to be a part of it! :)

password: julafton

Creative Jump Start Summit 2012 Anna Björklund from Anna Björklund on Vimeo.

lördag 9 juni 2012

Black Gesso...

I shared some tips on how to use black gesso on the Scrapgalen blog the other day. Here are a few of my photos... check out the Scrapgalen blog to see more! :)

lördag 2 juni 2012

Glass jars + gesso + mist...

I created this little class for the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop, with ideas and inspiration on how to alter glass jars into table decorations. You can still find the class on the Cocoa Daisy message board.

Here are a couple of my favourite jars... Both of them were first painted with gesso and the first one then coloured with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist...

...while I kept the second one white. The butterfly stamp is one of the exclusive Cocoa Daisy stamps and I love it!

I also used the stamp to heat emboss directly on the glass jar.

I hope you're having a fab weekend! We're having a birthday party for some of Alva's friends today and I hope it'll be fun!

fredag 1 juni 2012

Hello Sunshine...!

I wish I could tell you that June is starting out with beautiful sunshine and gorgeous weather, but instead it's cold and rainy here in Sweden today... Luckily I have my happy Cocoa Daisy kit to brighten my day! :)

The June kit from Cocoa Daisy is on sale now! In Hello Sunshine playful and colorful patterned papers from Simple Stories, American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey, and My Mind's Eye are combined with fun and fabulous embellishments from Jenni Bowlin, Pink Paislee, Queen & Co, May Arts and Jillibean Soup. The kit also contains two items exclusive to Cocoa Daisy, a diamond stamp set and some adorable flappers from Ormulu. 

Add on Freckles

Add on Wide Brim

The gorgeous Embellishment Pack

Add on Papers - Shades

The June Stamps