Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Giftcard and box for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!
I hope you all have had a blessed Christmas and are still merry and bright through the Holiday.

For this week I have created a handmade gift card and a box to give it in.
It's a completely handmade card with the promise of a girls night out. I've used a 3x4 journaling card from Becky Higgins project life set, but styled it up a bit with products from The Rubber Buggy.

The box is and altered Chocolate box which I just hot glued stuff to - Super fun and easy :) I made a new background by stamping notes on a copy paper.

Products used from the store:
Magnolia rubber stamp A merry Christmas text
Magnolia rubber stamp silent night
Magnolia Shabby chic Chandelier garland white
WOC 10mm open roses, white (coloured with LSG)
WOC 15mm open roses, white ( coloured with LSG)
WOC 30mm leaves, green (coloured with acrylic paint & LSG)
Bakers twine, seafoam
Lace with pearl center 5/8
White lace with white satin center
Sheer box pleated trim, black
Stamping supplies (hot glue gun, memento ink, scor tape etc)

Thank you for visiting and happy new year!!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Red and teal at Anyone for Anya

Hi everyone!

Today we're showing our last challenge for the year at Anyone for Anya and next year we're rearranging a bit so keep your eyes open for information.

But let's focus on today's challenge - Red and teal!!

I've used my Christmas couple from TGF with Magnolia background paper.
The sentiment is from the Cheeky Xmas set and I've also used some stamps from a Swedish Christmas set as well.

Thank you for visiting!!!

See you in 2014 :D

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth... (The Rubber Buggy)

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

I hope you all are enjoying these times and are not completely stressed out. So please feel free to grab a cup of any beverage of your choice and relax for a few minutes :)

Here is my fav Christmas card of 2013 and it was super easy to make - let me tell you how.

First, All the layers on the background are from Graphic 45, super fab colour scheme - so easy to coordinate. I then die cut a decorative label one, the largest one and stamped my wee stamp in memento tuxedo black. Don't you just love this little cutie - how could you resist? The colouring came together super easy, red, green and some E-numbers and call it done.

To add some sparkle I've sprinkled Martha Stewart super fine glitter in crystal and copper on the bauble. The ribbon across the card is from my stash, but there are plenty of grossgrain or other ribbons in the store for you to choose from.

Embellishment was glued down with hot glue. The pine branches are from a Cheery Lynn die, but in graphic 45 paper. I've hidden the glue underneath a larger flatback. I've also used a flatback on the MFT snowflake that I've placed near the sentiment which is stamped in memento rich cocoa.

Products used from the store:
Graphic 45 paper pad 6x6, solids and patterns 12 days of Christmas
Wee stamp, xmas hamster
Copic markers
Magnolia stamp, A merry Christmas text
Spellbinders decorative labels one
MFT die-namics let it snowflake, the smallest
WOC small pionsettas, white

Thank you for visiting!
I hope you enjoyed :)

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry Christmas with grahic 45

Hi everyone!

Can you believe that it is only one week left to Christmas?!
I know you must be superbusy, so thank you for taking the time out of your hectic schedule to see me!

So in order not to delay you, here is my card for The Rubber Buggy.

The image is from Graphic 45 place in time 12x12. With some layers. The polka dot paper is from my stash, but there are also some layers with Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas pattern & solids 6x6.

I've also tucked some Magnolia die cut tags to create some movements and I've added a couple of snowflakes from MFT. Otherwise the only non-paper embellishment is the twine and the flat back crystals.

Products used from the store:
Graphic 45 place in time 12x12
Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas pattern & solids 6x6
Magnolia die cut tag
MFT die-namic let it snowflake
Bakers twine
Flat back crystals

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Anyone for Anya - stiches

Hi everyone!

We have a new challenge at Anyone for Anya today - stiches!!!

As you can see I have drawn stickes around the edges of my card, but there is also some "stiching" on my ribbon.

Products used on the card:
TGF Cheeky Xmas, coloured with my copics
MFT die-namic let it snowflake
Memory box chesapeake circle
Cheery Lynn Pine branch

Thanks for visiting!
Can't wait to see your creations:)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CAS Christmas card

Hi everyone!

I'm loving Maja design's paper and now Kellie has stocked several of her paper pads:)
Hurray for The Rubber Buggy!!!

But I really want to show the paper, so here's what I came up with. The paper is from Maja Design Vintage winter.

I layered the paper, used dies and dry embossing for depth and texture. I don't know the brand of the stamps, but they come in a sheet pre-mounted. If you know by whom, please let me know - but it's probably a Swedish company. It says Christmas greetings on the front and Merry Christmas inside.

I have used a punch by ek success and MFT's decorative doily on the front and MFT sweet stacks inside. On the front I also have used cuttlebugs rough diamond and used tim holtz technique when he stamps on the folder to get a print on the non raised areas. (If you don't understand what technique I'm talking about, please let me know or if you would like a tutorial) All papers have been distressed with Vintage Photo.

Super easy and super fast to put together.

Thank you for visiting!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December celebration

Hi everyone!!!

We're into December, the end of the year is just around the corner and now is the time when you can reflect over ther year that has past. Since up to this point most of the year you just wonder where did the time go. No?? 

Here is another Christmas card for The Rubber Buggy. This time with Magnolia stamps and Graphic 45 paper. I hope you like it!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sketch challenge at AFA

Hi everyone!!

New challenge at Anyone for Anya!!! ( A sketch, go and have a look)
Here is a super easy, but oh so fun card using CC Design's stamp set. The snowflakes are by MFT dienamic and the paper is an old DCWV-stack. I've also put some Martha Stewart glitter to the snowball, so it looks like wet snow on the window.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Beautiful Christmas card for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

So these are busy times, first Halloween and then Thanksgiving. But no rest no, just a warm up for the real big thing - Christmas :)

I'm a huge fan of Christmas, the snow, the carols, the lights, the food... Everything really - LOL!

 Here I have made a Christmas card in brown tones with Maja design paper. This is my fav paper collection and I've really been hoarding it. But I think my design really shows of the paper, so I'm pleased with the result. The WOC flowers are coloured with LSG opal sea green and it was a perfect match to the brown tones.

Products used from the store:
Maja design, 6x6 paper pad, it's Christmas time
Magnolia stamp, A Merry Christmas text
WOC open roses 10mm
WOC open roses 15mm
WOC hip rose buds
Bakers twine, champagne
Memento ink, rich cocoa
Stamping supplies

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Steampunk card with Tim Holtz birdcage

Hi everyone!

Have you noticed that Kellie has stocked with some great Tim Holtz Alteration dies in the store?

Here I used the caged bird (I don't actually have the die, but received mine in a swap through CCL), but doesn't it go wonderful with the steampunk spells paper from G45 :)

I coloured the bird with black acrylic paint and the cage is painted with Lumiere sunset gold, I then rubbed some black acrylic paint to distress it somewhat. The black satin ribbon is from my stash, but there are similar in the store.

The top of the cage is perfect to hang some charms in so I added the toad mushroom.

Products used from the store:
Tim Holtz alterations, caged bird
Steampunk spells, graphic 45, 8x8 paper pad
Steampunk spells, graphic 45, 6x6 paper pad solids and patterns
Mushroom charm 
Flat back crystals

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sweet treats at Anyone for Anya

Hi everyone!

Today we're having a treat for you at Anyone for Anya.
I started with treats like cakes and candy, but then I started thinking and how can you really treat yourself... with some wellspent me time of course. So here is me time Anya, relaxed and happy.

Products used on the card:
TGF Me time Anya set
MFT die-namic, just the ticket
Spellbinders decorative labels one nestabilities
MBT Pleated Satin n Lace trim, Pink
MBT flat back 10mm
MBT small cottage roses, mixed pink

Thank you for visiting!!
I can't wait to see what you make

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thank you, new challenge at The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

Welcome to another challenge at The Rubber Buggy:)
This month we're being thankful.

I'm thankful for my wonderful hubby-to-be for always cheering me on whatever I'm setting my mind to. I'm also feeling blessed for all the extra I have in my life, which enrich it so. What are you thankful for?

Products used from the store:
Graphic 45, place in time
Wild rose studio, circle greetings
sheer box pleated trim
Bakers twine
WOC open roses, 10mm

Thank you for visiting!
Can't wait to see what you make!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Maja Design card for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!!!

If you've been visiting The Rubber Buggy lately, you know Kellie has stocked the store with beautiful Maja design papers - yippie!!!
These papers are beyond gorgeous:)

I layered the papers, tucked a snowy roof in between.
I really wanted a ribbon to go across the card, but I didn't have any in the midnight blue that works so well, so I stuck to a paper strip. I covered the snowflake in stickles and stuck a flat back crystal in the middle.

The sentiment of the card is embossed in LSG angel wings gold. It's two-toned embossing powder and so beautiful depending on the reflections from the light. The scene with the trees is made with dies from Memory box from my stash. The layout of the card is based on MFTWSC149.

Products from the store:
Maja design, Vintage winter, 6x6 paper pad
Magnolia stamp, snowy roof
Copic markers (E-serie)
Magnolia stamp, a merry Christmas text
Ice stickles, crystal
MFT die-namic, let it snowflake

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gift wrapping for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

I'm here with another post for The Rubber Buggy,  today I'm showing you how I gift wrap bottles:)
This is so much easier than you think, just arm yourself with your hot glue gun and off we go - LOL!

I took paper from the paper pad and layered it on cradstock, since 8 inches didn't reach completely around the entire bottle. The WOC flowers are coloured with Lindy stamp gang sprays (grab a guy gold, canna lilly burnt orange, cocoa bean copper and van dyke sepia). I tore two layers from a large rose to make it look more like a huge rose bud and I managed to make another bud from the tow layers:)

Products used from the store:
Steampunk spells, Graphic 45 paper pad 8x8
Steampunk spells, solids and patterns, Graphic 45paper pad 6x6
Bakers twine, black
WOC wild roses 40mm
WOC tulips
WOC hip rosebuds
Ranger ice stickles
Magnolia chandilier garland, yellow
May art ribbons sheer box pleated trim
MFT fancy flourish
Tim Holtz mini butterflies

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Elegant Anyone for Anya

Hi everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Anyone for Anya and this time we have a photo challenge.

I took inspiration by the orange and lace print and I got this elegant card with Cheeky Geeky.

Products used:
Teresa Collins giving thanks
Black lace
Black sequins trim
TGF cheeky geeky
MBT Gothic Flat back frames
MBT acrylic flower

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Magnolia Christmas at The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

I'm here with my favorite Christmas stamp from Magnolia. If you've followed me through my time as a DT-member at The Rubber buggy, you've seen this stamp before.

I'm so glad Kellie chose Christmas Tilda with cat for me in my absolute first DT-package! You might also recognise the papers on the card as well as I had some left overs from last year. But it is just so beautiful paper who can throw it out?

The pine branches are from a Cheery Lynn die cut in paper from Graphic 45, solids and patterns 6x6. Also the small bells in the bow are from my stash. Otherwise, everything on this card can be found in the store if you would like to make you own. I cut of the yellow stems on the poinsettias and replaced them with flatbacks instead.

Products used from The Rubber Buggy:
Christmas Tilda with cat, Magnolia rubber stamp
Magnolia 12x12 paper, red noel from vintage Christmas
Magnolia 12x12 paper from 2012, not in stock at the moment
Spellbinders decorative labels one, the largest one
Lace with pearl center, white
Lace with satin center, white
Copic markers
Bakers twine, red
Magnolia vintage berries, white
WOC small poinsettias, white
Graphic 45 6x6 paper pad, solids and patterna, 12 days of Christmas

Thank you for visiting!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone!

With Halloween coming up I thought it best to use my cut apart sheet from Graphic 45 place in time, October. But I also thought it would go well with a label from Steampunk spells too. This is very typical of Graphic 45 to coordinate across the collections.

It's just another of those ready to use post card backgrounds that I've used here as well. I also did another one from September - back to school.

Products used from The Store:
Place in time, 12x12 paper pad, Graphic 45
Steampunk spells, 8x8 paper pad
Vintage photo, distress ink
Flat backs
Stamping supplies

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Anyone for Anya challenge - Vintage

Hi everyone!

Hurray for another AFA challenge! You might have noticed that the challenges have become a forthnight long instead of weekly to give you more time to participate.

This time it is vintage. So in my background I have some script and, it's all edged with vintage photo. I had some old paper tape by 7 gypsies that look like old leather. The vintage clock is from my favorite collection by Bo bunny - time piece. I just love the colours and feeling of those papers.

The lace in the background is from the rubber buggy and I have coloured it with LSG dark chocolate truffles. Alice Bean is coloured with copic markers in soft blue.

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New challenge at The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

We have a new challenge at The Rubber Buggy and I hope you participated in the last one as it was anything goes - so what was your excuse ;)

This week it's CHARM IT UP or BLING

I went for bling with glitter and stickles.

Products used from the store:
Wee stamp, sympathy bugs
Copic markers
Victorian velvet, distress ink
Ice stickles, diamond
Spellbinders neastbilities postage stamp die cut
Washi tape, peach with dots
Prima 6x6 paper pad, divine collection
Bakers twine, orange
Wild roses studio, circle greetings
Flat back rhinestones

Thank you for visiting!
I hope to see you all soon:)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Magnolia Christmas everyone from The Rubber Buggy

Magnolia Christmas everyone!!

So with summer gone and the fall season just upon us -what would make more reason than to get started with those Christmas cards??

For me, I've been promising myself for years to get an earlier start. So here I am...

... with a different take, but don't you just love Magnolia.

I love colouring a bunch of stamps up and they are so fun to fussy cut and layering upon one another.
So what are you waiting for? Magnolia Christmas collection 2013? Well, if you're like me and don't have the patient - they have gorgeous previous collections and they all work together in the end.

If you're not a Magnolia fan, the store is packed with Christmas collections from Graphic 45, Bo bunny, Authentique, Wee stamps, Wild rose studios and much more too. So there is really no excuse to be late this year!

Products used from the store:
Magnolia stamp, Christmas Tilda with cat
Magnolia stamp, Tilda on the roof
Magnolia stamp, Pixie Tilda
Magnolia stamp, snowy roof
Magnolia background stamp, silent night
Magnolia stamp, text Merry Christmas
Copic markers
Vintage photo, distress ink
Tattered rose, distress ink
May arts ribbon, sheer box pleat, white
Bakers twine, red
I'm not sure if you can spot the stick pin amongst the ribbon and twine, but you can find your own HERE
Stamping supplies

Next time I will also try to throw some glitter and stickles on there:)
Thank you for visiting!

Challenges entered:
Marvelous Magnolia: Christmas again
Tilda´s town: Anything but square
Magnolia-licious challenge : Shaped cards
Lovely hÄnglar: Use a charm

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Anyone for Anya challenge - Monochromic

Hi everyone!

I've been using up a whole lot of scraps for this card. Ok not a whole lot, barely made a dent in my scrap box - but my point is that I only used my scraps :)

I coloured my image by CC design with copics from the B9-series on white smooth paper by Neenah.
Apart from that and the grossgrain ribbon in the back, everything is scraps - even the dry embossed piece has just been lying around. I'm quite pleased with the result.

So join us at AFA:)
Can't wait to see your creations!

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Back to school with The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

Can you believe the year has come to October already?!
Time really flies by, doesn't it.
I'm here with a card made by just one paper from G45 place in time 12x12, cut apart from September.

 Even the background of the card is from the sheet:)

Products from the store:
Place in time, 12x12 paper pad, Graphic 45
Stamp supplies

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall is here - make pies

Hi everyone!

Summer is turning in and fall is just around the corner. But I'm fond of fall, the air is crisp and everything changes colours. I'll even go so far that I'll admit that I like the rain... That will be when I can be on the inside snuggled up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea. Not when I'm about to get to work and I'll be soaked for hours...

However, I'm sure you're here for some inspiration not my rambling:)
Here is my DT-project for The Rubber Buggy!

Products used from the store:
12x12 paper pad, Graphic 45, place in time
Sticker sheet, Graphic 45, place in time
Chipboard 2, Graphic 45, place in time
Grossgrain/satin ribbon
Cling rubber stamp set #3, Graphic 45, French country

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sketch challenge at Anyone for Anya

Hi everyone!

Thank you for stopping by today. I'm showing you a card based on the sketch at Anyone for Anya.
 I used an envelop to get those lines.

I distressed the envelope with spurced ice and the drops are from LSG dark chocolate truffles spray.

See you all soon :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mythical ocean and treasure islands for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

I'm here with a LO from my latest vacation to Italy as my DT-project for The Rubber Buggy.

I really wanted to show the beautiful colours of the photos and Magnolia's sea breeze paper Mythical Ocean was so perfect as the colour is gorgeous and it has lots of tiny anchors all over the paper.

I've used Studio Calico's wellum embellishments from the Atlantic collection as well. If someone has any good advice on how to adhere these, please let me know - the adhesive I'm using is always showing through... The letters are from Tim Holtz wordplay - love that die:) Super good investment. I've taken water colour paper and sprayed it with LSG Azure sea Asters and Blue Hawaiian blue. Some of the letters are also accented with ice stickles. To create some texture I've used stickles to try it look like sand.

To top it of I placed a globe from my die cut swap with Cristy P, which I coloured in acrylic paint. I then splattered some drops of Heidi Swapp's teal colour shine to look like water drops and in the midst I added a cluster of flat backs to emphasis the look.

Product used from The Rubber Buggy:
12x12 Magnolia, sea breeze, mythical ocean paper
6x6 Graphic 45, French country, solids & pattern paper pad
Ice stickles, artic blue
Ice stickles, crystal
Ice stickles, gold
Prima say it in crystals

Thank you all for visiting!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Stempunk spell for The Rubber Buggy challenge

Hi everyone!

I'm here with a pre-Haloween card with Graphic 45 products.
The Steampunk spell paper is absolutely gorgeous and the colours is are to die for.

I layered pumkin paper on black cardstock and put it on foam dots on fanciful floral paper. To accent all the blue and red I used the yellow for the chipboard sheet and I stamped some gears on yellow from the solids. To top it of I tried to make my own tab, but I still need to practise :)

Products from the store:
Graphic 45 paper pad 8x8, steampunk spell
Graphic 45 paper pad 6x6, pattern & solids
Graphic 45 chipboard 1, steampunk spells
Bakers Twine, yellow

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Embossing at Anyone for Anya

Hi everyone!

My contribution to our weekly challenge at Anyone for Anya.

This week we're embossing our projects. I thought I'd give my embossing powder a chance. I normally just dry emboss, since it's not so messy. But I forgot what wonderful effect you get with embossing powder.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Project life for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

Remember I showed you earlier how to embrace the project life style without having to spend your money on journaling and filler cards. (HERE)
Well, today I'll show you how I used those cards. I just did a spread of my weekend in London last October. It was my first visit and as you see I took snap shots of some tourist attractions - LOL!

I've also cut the small alphas from the design paper and stuck the tiny pieces to doublesided scoretape - works like a sticker after that.

Products used from the store:
Prima 6x6pad, almanac
Prima washi tape, divine
Prima washi tape, engraver
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Sticker sheets
Score tape 

I hope you liked it.
Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

DT-post for Anyone for Anya

Hi everyone!

We have a new photo challenge at Anyone for Anya and this week it's strawberries for inspiration. I'm getting a craving just thinking about it.

So I used my CC design rubber stamp, but changed the colour scheme to pastel instead. She is coloured with my copics on smooth neenah paper and die cut with spellbinders lacey circles.
The background paper is from my favorite collection by Prima marketing Sunkiss. The frame and the distress is all in the paper already. The chipboad corner and the wooden ticket is also from Prima. The paper flowers and leaves are from I am roses. In the midst is a stick pin from Christy P from a swap at Creating a crafty life. There are also some goodies by MB's Treasurista from my time as a GDT-member.

Thank you for visiting!
Please leave a comment if your have any questions.

Products from MB's Treasurista:
Small acrylic flower
Mini satin flower w pearl center
Mesh bling, lt pink
Pleated Satin n'Lace trim
Twine in blossom

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Magnolia skepp o´hoy

Hi everyone!
What do you think of my sailer card?

I've had this amazing Maja design paper for years and I thought it was well overdue to put them to good use and how could you resist this adorable Tilda stamp:) As usual I coloured her with my copic markers. I used the E-series and B9-serie, there are some traces of the C01 and C03 in there as well.

The smaller roses are coloured with LSG whale watch blue and the larger one with afternoon delight demin.I've also tucked some buttons from my stash, I just cut the back thing of with my pliers. In the mix of flowers and die cuts I've also tucked some vintage berries, leaving the frosted ones out. I made the post card myself with postage stamps from Magnolia.

Products used from the store:
Magnolia rubber stamp, dangling sea Tilda
WOC wild rose. 40mm
WOC open rose, 25mm
Magnolia vintage berries white
MFT die-namic leafy flourish lg
MFT die-namic leafy flourish sm
Lace with pearl center 
Flat backs

I've also used the beautiful 1 1/4 Ruffled satin n'lily lace from MB's Treasurista in wedgewood blue.

Thank you for visiting!

Challenges entered:
Totally Tilda - seaside theme
Magnolia down under - tic tac toe (pearls, dies and lace)
You, me and Magnolia - Anything goes
Mavelous Magnolia - lots of layers
lovely hÄnglar or sweet Magnolia- dies/punches