onsdag 29 februari 2012

A ton of love coming your way!

Hi my lovely Friends!

How is everybody doing?
Perfectly fine i hope.
Im doing just fine, a little stressful times right now maybe, but nothing i cant handle.
Cause after rain theres always some sunshine! Right?

Speaking of the wheather. OOOh! Can you feel that SPRING is on its way? YAY! I so need a little sun on my dreadfully pale face,lol. We actually hade 7+ here is sweden today, and the sun was really warm, had to take my jacket of. I just hope that the sun is here to stay.

Today i would like to show you a little tag i made, and a little tutorial i made over at Copic Marker Europe blog.  I think this will be my first tut ever, at least i cant remember that i would have done any before :).

The tut al came by becouse i couldnt find any flowers that matched the colors on my image.
So, whats a girl to do? well, color her own flowers, right?

So, here's how I did it...

I grabbed some white flowers from my stash and started to colour the flower with the lightest color V01

When I was done with that, I grabbed the second darkest Copic RV63.  With this colour I just coloured a little more then half way out from the middle of the flower. I hope you can see it in this pic?
(The next pic will show what i mean.)

When I had coloured all the flower petals with RV63, I took the darkest colour which is V05, and here you can see that I only colour half way out.
I keep on colouring all the way around the flower.

Next step is to take the lightest color V01 again, because I don't want the lines to be so sharp. Colouring with the lightest colour once again, will make it all blend together nicely, without any sharpe lines.

Then I wanted to pimp it up a little so I added some glossy accent drops to the flower.

The last thing I did was to add a lovely brad in the middle.

So, there you have it. My little rosy flower that will match my image colours just perfectly :).

Here is my finished little tag.

The colored flower...

and the cute little elephant from high hopes called  Ton of love- Ellie.

The dp i have used is My Minds Eye- Love me paper pad.

Al different kinds of flowers, but  the little Purple/white ones is Prima, Country elegance.

I have also used a little heart charm up on the top.

You can find it al over at Bunny Zoes.

That's all from me today!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs Bettina

lördag 25 februari 2012

For you...

Hi Friends!

Im so sorry for being such a bad blogger lately.
Theres just been a lot going on.
But i came up with this good idea, hoping that it would make it easier for you al wonderful, lovely, talanted and very, very beautiful peeps to forgive me.:) (oh,please, please let them forgive me:))

When my daughter gets really upset with me (for making her put her clothes on or wash her hands or brusch her hair...), the easiest way for me to make her forget about the whole thing is to give her a little candy,lol. (nope, its not al true, but it has happened tho:))
So, i was thinking that i would try the same thing with you :). So...how about a little "mini candy"?

It looks a little bit like this...

1 paper pad- Prima/ Londonerry
1 paperpad- MME/ Stella Rose
1 Mic chippies- Butterfly leaves
1 Mic chippies- Flower leaf swirls
1 Diecut Cardstock- KoCompany/Jubilee 44pieces.
36 paper roses
Buttons, bits, pearls and little pieces.

Actually i also have some birthdays coming up in march.

My little big son is turning 16 years old march 13th, and my dad...
oh my dear beloved dad, he would have turned 66 years old march 27.
Sadly and suddenly he past away march 20 2010.

I cant believe its that long ago, feels like only yesterday, and im still in chock. Wonder how long it will take me before i can understand that hes really gone. Im still picking up the phone about to call him:(.

Oh well, this was supposed to be a happy post, so lets concentrate on the candy instead.
YAY! Caaaandyyyy!!!lol.

This one is for YOU, al my followers and friends!
and to celebreate my sons birthday.

I would love you to...
- Be a follower...(just becouse this candy is a "Im so sorry" candy for my awsome followers, so no candy hunters,please!)

- would be so happy if you wanna put the candy pic to your blog (just becouse i dont want anyone to miss out. I now its just a "mini candy", but sometimes even the little things can make somebody happy, righ?!)

- Link to mr Linky (just becouse you dont wanna miss out,righ?! )

-and better leave a comment too (just becouse mr linky can go crazy.)


hugs bettina.


Pre-Order of the New Magnolia Collection

Great news!!! The new Magnolia Collection Princes & Princesses are now available for pre-ordering at Bunny zoes crafts!!

princes and princesses feb 2012


Have a wonderful weekend!

hugs bettina.

söndag 19 februari 2012

A new sketch and a new adventure,yay!

God evening friends!

Hope your al having a great weekend!?.

We have had a really relaxing weekend, just staying at home watching the tele, and today starts the new season of "Big Brother" Yay!

We had so much fun infront of the tele last year while watching it. The whole family got hooked. I even have it on 24/7 on the inthernet, that way i wont miss anything of whats hapening in the house,lol.

I know, it sounds totally crazy, im feeling like a teen,lol. hooked on a thing like this. people just making  fools out of themselfs, well guess i love it cause it feels so nice to see that im not the only one making a fool out of me, there are actually some people that are worse than me,lol

Anyways, yesterday we got a new sketch up for ya to play with over at The sketchy challanges.
and its a fab sketch made by the wonderful...ME! LOL!

Yup, i actyally made my first sketch, so be nice. Here it is...

Hope you like it?

If you need some inspiration just head over to the Sketchy challanges, the DT girls have outdone themselves, once again.

And... I have started a new adventure, i actually have a new addiction...that im totally blaming kellie winnell for,lol.

Called "SMASH" YAY!

Its kinda like journaling, scrapbooking and a diary al at once.

I have just bought me 5  SMASH books. Im such a happy girl!!!:)

And if you dont know what the heck im talking about, this is how the books look like...

this is a inside wiew of a smashed page...

Here is the green book and some of the pages inside. I think this one is called Eco style...

and here is the red one, called doodeling style (i hope)...

Doesent it look like so much fun? It totally is. And there are special groups and challanges just for smashing/journaling.

This is my 1st page i did in my blue book (sorry for the bad picks)

Thanks alot for stopping by today, and have a fantastic Sunday everybody!

BIG hugs bettina

torsdag 16 februari 2012

Maja Design, part 2.

Hello Friends!

Its time for me to show a little project i made with the beautiful Maja Design papers.
The girls over at stampartic has made some amazing projects.

I made a little calender for my mom.

Its small and has a perfect size to carry it in her handbag. and its covered with some beautiful papers...;)!

well, there you have it, my little pocket calender.

You can also fill it with pictures, Your favourite quotes, or Why not do one with pics of al the family members!?
One with pics of mummy, one with pics of daddy and then the kids.
You can fill it with whatever you wisch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs bettina

(I found the tutorial over here.)

tisdag 14 februari 2012

Bunny Zoe, Challange time!... and 10% off!


Hope you al had a lovely weekend?!

Well today is a new challenge at Bunny zoes and its an easy one so I hope you can play along with us. 
We're looking for your Celebration cards, and dont we al have something to celebrate? I for sure always try to find a reason to...lol.

Today im celebrating a new baby.

My hubbys daughters sister just recently got a little babygirl named "Saga".

So i made her a little heart hanger with her name on, and a little shoe.

I have my dds first socks laying around somewhere in a drawer. I have been trying to find something to keep them in, something that i can hang on the wall in her room, maybe like a little shoe?;)
So thats how i came up with the ide, now Sagas mummy has somewhere to keep her little babys very first socks in.
Now i just have to do a little shoe to my dd too, just hope i still can find her socks,lol.

Here is the hanger...

and the little shoe...

I have played around with some of the papers from Magnolias new collection.
The papers i have used is Paris pink peony 12x12 and cloudy pink hearts 6x6.
I have also used a heart charm and some stickles.

One more pic of the shoe, with some socks in them...

Have fun with the challange!

Oh! one more thing...

Nikki has some fab valentines sale over at the shop.
10% off everything from right now until midnight Februari 14th.

So hurry on over to Bunny zoes crafts!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!

Hugs bettina.

söndag 12 februari 2012

Maja Design, "Life in the country"- part 1

Hi Bloggers!

How is everybody?
Me? Naaah! A half day sitting in the emergency!
No, No, Its not me this time, its my little baby girl. She has been having some kind of a lung infection, then she was ok a few days and then she got (me too, but a lot nicer one) this nasty eyeinfection. I feel so sorry for her, mummys little baby.

Anyways, last night when i was trying to move her away from taking over my side of the bed, i noticed some blood on the sheets. Hmmm, maybe some blood from her nose i tought, but i couldnt see any. Then i saw it...It was like from a terrible scary movie, waaaaaaht!!!? She was bleeding from her eye! oh, it was really nasty and i got so sceared. Didnt know what was going on.
So, in the morning we rusched her to the ER, and you know how hospitals is, wait, tests, wait, tests.....
well, its nothing dangerous at this moment anyways, we got a whole lote of different drops and creams to use and we have to keep a close eye on her eyes,lol, but goosch, this past 3 weeks has been kinda blaaah.

Oh well, we had a really lovely day here today! Really! I even put my sunglasses on. The sun was shining and it was so beautiful and white outside. I got that spring feeling today,yay! I so love that feeling.

We also have some stunning cards to show you today over at stampartic.
Al the DT girls played with the lovely Maja Design papers called "Lantliv"/" Life in the country". I so LOVE theese papers! They are gorgeous!
These papers really bring a feeling of summer and country life :).!

Here are my cards:

When i was cruising in blogland i stopped by Kylie, and she had made a little notebook.
So this idea i snatched from her.
I had this little green notepad laying around that i had wanted to do something with for a while. So this felt like a perfect idea, to make a little notebook card.

Flowers and butterflyes...

Here is the inside....

The adorable image is from Saturated canary and shes called Penny, see PEN.. (like to write with in my notebook).. ny,lol. ha, ha aint i clever?

I colored her with my copics.

Heres my second card...

A card with this beautiful image called "Lizzy" and shes from sugar nellie.

Lovely flowers...Love that big blue rose!

this is my first time to try color on craft,lol. What can i say? Gotta practise, practise.
but i had a whole lot of fun tho.

You just gotta head over to the stampartic blog, cause you wouldnt wanna miss out on the fabulous eyecandy and the wonderful inspiration that the DT girls have for you over there!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I just have to share a little pic of my poor little princess...

I would so appriciate if you would think of her in your prayers.
I know its nothing that big really, but i think 3 weeks beeing poorly is enough,right.
and you know, a mummys heart always bleed when their babies are in even a little bit of pain.
I just want my happy, stubbern baby girl back!

Have a wonderful day/night everybody!

hugs bettina

Im entering this too:
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/-  4 toppings. both cards have blue and pearls

söndag 5 februari 2012

A card made for mum!

Hi Friends!

Happy saturday everybody! Hope you al are having a cozy, relaxing and fun weekend.
Im just here to share some more weekend fun with you.

Its time for a new fabby sketch  over at The sketcy challanges, yay! and this sketch is made by our lovely sandy.

Heres my card...

and here is the sketch...

I used this cute little valentino from magnolia that i colored with my copics.

The papers is also magnolia from 3 different collections.

Last week i got theese new dies, they are so totally perfect for almoust every image, perfect sizes (altho i ordered the wrong dies. I was supposed to byu me some really big ones (Grand nestabilities) Somehow in the end everything turned out right anyways. Cause i got the big ones too, but now im realising that the big ones wont fit in my big shot,lol.)

 Are you still with me, or are you as confused as i am?? Sorry for my ramblings and for sounding so totally confused, but hey, im Swedisch!
oke, now i dont meen that sweeds are confused,( well, maybe a little ;)) i meen the language barriers.
Sometimes i have some fun or interesting stuff i wanna share with you but i cant get it out right, so its al just sounding so stupid, ha, ha. Oh well, maybe im offering you some good laughs at times, cause sometimes it can go so totally wrong. At least at some of my Dts we are laughing our pants of so many times. Can you imagine how it sounds when we al get togheter and start to chat,LOL!

See, now im totally of track, i was supposed to tell you about my valentines card.

Heres a close up...

The flowers are from Prima and woc. 
The ribbon is from my stasch and i think that the lace is also from woc.

I also used some  magnolia doohickey dies, peony petals and flag and cloud.
witch you can find over at Bunny zoes. Mmmmm, soooo much yummy in that shop!

Im gonna give this card to the bestest mum ever...mine!

At first i wasent sure about the image. Isnt valentinos arrows consisting of that passionate love? Like the love between a man and a woman? But i tought...so what if it is, i dont mind cause hes so darn cute.

Im also gonna give her this beautiful white heart.
It says..."The worlds best mummy"!
and that she truly is. I honestly dont know where i would be today if it wasent for my mum.

After al that she has been thru shes still such a strong, loving and beautiful women. 
oooh! how i wisch that i was more like her, in every way!
Love you so much mum! and thank you for everything!

So, now i have been writing this post for a whole day. So i think i better pusch publisch before it is tomorrow, lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!( Im really so thankful for al the lovely comments you al leave me. Im getting so happy when i read them . Al your nice words lift me up and i can honestly tell you that i need them so much right now. Its the best part of my day, reading al of your comments. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you al. Also im really, really sorry for beeing such a bad blogger myself. Ill do better.! And thank you  for al the inspiration you are giving me, you are al such a talanted bunch of crafters, you are totally amazing!!!)

  Be sure to pop on over to to join in the fun and for some stunning eyecandy and inspiration from the sketchy girlies.

Have a lovely day /evening.

Big hugs!

Im entering this too:

onsdag 1 februari 2012

Trying something new!

Good morning Friends!

How is everybody doing in this freezing weather?
Hey, who brought winter back? Its -15 here in Sweden right now, brrrrr....

I cant believe how long its since i made my last post, over a week.
Well, i have been busy, busy, busy.

One thing we have been doing is visiting a whole lot of different high schools.
My son is becoming a big boy.
Dont know if im too happy about that:(, hes really growing up waaaay too fast.
But i think he is happy about it, especially the part of deciding for himself, making his own decisions and choises,lol. Even tho he is realising that its not always that easy to do.
Its really a special and tough time in his life right know. Many choises to make.
I think he has made up his mind...Hes going to the navy highschool!!

We did visit both the school and the big boat ( witch mostly will be his classroom:)) and i think this is perfect for him. There will be so many new adventures  and so many new possibilities for him.
Keeping my fingers crossed that everything will work out, just have to wait and see...

and talking about trying out something new...I have been trying out something new too,lol.

Its Februari the 1st, (where did Januari go?) and that meens a NEW challenge over at stampartic, Yay!
The NEW challenge is... Do something NEW!
Fun huh?
A perfect chance to try out something that has been on your mind.
You now the thing that you have been wanting to try out for such a long time now, but you kinda havent gotten there. What you waiting for, now is the time to do it!:)

Whilest bloghopping i came across a beautiful pop up card that i just had to try out for my self. Such a wonderful desing, just looksie...

Isnt the design just awsome?

I tought it was going to be really hard to do, but i followed the tutorial over here and it went really easy.

I have used little Tilda and her fence.
The papers is also Magnolia.

I stamped around the edges on the craft paper with my MS punch.

I also used my new tree die from Marianne Design, love it!

The flowers are a mix of woc and i am roses .

The coloring was made with my beloved copics:

Here you can see when the card is closed...

and here its pulled open.

Fun huh!?

Even my hubby said...
This is the best card you have ever done hunny! lol:) Isnt he just too sweet?

It was really, really fun to make this card, so i warmly recommend you to try it out, if you havent yet.

and for some inspiration and some lovely eyecandy hop on over to the stampartic blog.
The girls have some amazing stuff to show you.

Hope you liked my little pop up card.?

Thank you so much for stopping by today, makes me so happy!

Have a wonderful crafty day friends!

hugs bettina

Im entering this too:
http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/- fav things (magnolia stamps)