söndag 30 juni 2013

Cocoa Daisy July kit...!

The Cocoa Daisy July kit is called Cabana and is filled with bright summer colours!

Here's the main kit... can you see that bag of fabulous glitter...? Love it!

Striped Awning - I love the glittery alpha, the fabulous frames and those cute pinwheels!

Lime Rickey - I love the cute set with brads and buttons and the awesome plastic alphas!

Hammock - I love to have more patterned papers to choose from!
I am not doing Project Life, but I've been sooo tempted to get the Day in the Life kits. They seem so fun with all the little bits and pieces and this month is no exception.

But I do have the Project Art kit! It's filled with fun vintage pieces, fabric pieces, a textural accents sampler pack from Faber-Castell and a bottle of Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium. I can't wait to play in my journal!

Here are a copule of my layouts, using the kit. I used the main kit, the Hammock add on and the cute buttons from the Lime Rickey add on for this layout. It's about how Tuva loves to talk and being funny.


I used the glitter on this second one - about the not so happy Tuva - and glued it onto my layout using the fluid matte medium from the Project Art add on. Poor T (and poor mummy), life isn't always easy. :)

I hope you've had a nice weekend! I am so incredibly happy to have 8 fabulous weeks of vacation ahead of me. I don't think that it has really sunk in yet. The last few weeks were so crazy busy. :) I also feel that I have way too much that I want to accomplish during these 8 weeks. Hopefully I'll remember to just relax and enjoy the moment too.


torsdag 27 juni 2013

Tomorrow is July reveal at Cocoa Daisy!

Tomorrow is Reveal-time over at Cocoa Daisy! The July kit, Cabana is all about summer!

I had some bad luck with the mailman this month. Not sure why, because it usually only takes about a week or even less...! The late arrival of the kit means that I only have one project finished so far... but the good thing about it is that it means that I have a very good reason to go on playing with this happy, summery kit during the weekend!

My vacation starts tomorrow! I just need to survive the last day at work - I am not sure I'll have time to even breath, if I'm going to finish what needs to be finished... but hopefully it will feel oh, so good to leave when it's finally time to go home. :)

Here's a little sneak of what I've made with the kit so far!

fredag 21 juni 2013

Ett album att ge bort...

Linus ska byta skola till hösten och det var dags att säga hej då till Christina som varit hans lärare de här tre första skolåren. Vi samlade in bidrag från alla barn i klassen och jag satte ihop dem till ett presentalbum. Sidorna inne i albumet dekorerade jag inte, för barnens bidrag var så underbara att inget annat behövdes, men jag gjorde pärmar av kartong som jag däremot målade och stämplade och sprayade på.

Det mesta av materialet finns hos Pyssloteket och materiallista finns i mitt blogginlägg!

GLAD MIDSOMMAR önskar jag er alla!

torsdag 20 juni 2013


Det är fortfarande några timmar kvar innan det är deadline för Pysslotekets senaste utmaning! Det är en kombinerad skiss- och bildinspirationsutmaning, där man kan välja att antingen inspireras av skissen eller bilden, eller av båda två! Vinnaren lottas fram och inspireras man av antingen bilden eller skissen får man en lott och får man till kombinationen får man två lotter!

Deadline är 21 juni, så kom igen... du hinner ikväll...! :)

Jag valde att inspireras av skissen och så här blev min layout med foto på trötta Tuva:

Jag har använt papper från Prima, tyg, gesso, Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam mm... En fullständig materiallista finns i Pysslotekets blogg.

onsdag 19 juni 2013

It's been a long time...!

I can't believe I haven't been blogging for more than two weeks! It's not that I don't have anything to show you or tell you - there are lots of things I could have written about and I have several projects that are waiting to be posted. I just haven't had the time and the energy to sit down!

The last week of school (last week) was crazy with a whole bunch of different activities and we also managed to squeeze in a birthday party for Alva with her friends, this past weekend. I now have a little more than one week left, before I'll have 8 wonderful weeks off, and I can't wait....! (I just have a little too much that need to be finished during these last days... gaaah...)

Getting up this early every morning, travelling quite far to work, trying to balance work, family and also finding some time to be creative... isn't always easy. I haven't been painting for several weeks (months?) and I am so longing to pick up the paint brush again.

Ok, that wasn't entirely true, because I have been painting a little. In my journal! :) The main item in the June Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy is a set of 12 Inktense pencils and I have had so much fun playing with them!

I have a post up at the Cocoa Daisy blog, showing some step-by-step photos of some of my pages. Here are a couple of examples...

You can read about the Inktense pencils here, on Derwent's page. I really love them!

I hope that it won't take another two weeks before you'll hear from me again! :)

söndag 2 juni 2013

Crawling with Candy Shoppe...

I created another layout, using the Cocoa Daisy June kit. I used a couple of the papers from the patterned paper add on. I love those diagonal stripes so much!

This photo was taken almost exactly a year ago when we visited Legoland in Denmark. Tuva had to sit in the stroller most of the time, but it just wasn't possible to keep her in there all day. There weren't really any good places for her to crawl, so we "set her free" among all the people walking. She brought a smile to quite a few faces, as she was crawling around. :)