Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CAS Edwin


It's Tuesday again and that's means a post for The Rubber Buggy:)

This week I went completly CAS and I used Edwin wants a hug as my image.
I made this card with only scraps and it came together so fast. Actually, the card it self came together in minutes and then I had to let the glue dry for the flatbacks I put on. I didn't even take time to colour my image with copics:)

What you see is white cardstock mounted on black card stock. The middle layer is dry embossed with Tim Holtz Damask texture fades. I put some strips of washi tape and stamped a sentiment from my favorite things.

Did you know that Kellis has stocked the store with both wild orchid crafts paper flowers and may art's ribbon? Check them out, coming soon!!

Don't forget to play in the challenge - there is still time to participate! Show us your top 3 favorites:)

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Anya travels TGF-FFF

Hi y'all:)

I've been dying to use my graphic 45 song bird paper and now I finally caved in and played some. I love this paper and I'm hoarding it like crazy - LOL!

The colours are absolutely amazing and I'm so fond of my Anya from Hats off, she looks so sophisticated in her travel suit. Here I coloured her in black and red to match the paper. The "black" is coloured with the darker shades of Cool gray for shadows and depth.

I recieved the coordinating stamps from Hampton art as a birthday gift, but I haven't had time to use them yet. I'm so pleased with the effect it had on regular red card stock in archival jet black, normallly I only use this card stock for Christmas cards.

Punches and dies used on this card are: Tonic studios corner punch for ticket corners, Spellbinder's labels 10, MFT's decorative doily duo - the smaller one.

For embellishment I made a spray of white glass beads and cherry blossoms from I am roses, which I shimmered up with biscotti perfect pearl mist. The black flourish is from recollection's bling on a roll.

I will have a hard time to part from this card, but for now I'm entering it in TGF-FFF  - punch it!
Natalie and Amy's challenge - favorite things (G45 Bird song, TGF stamp, I am roses flowers)
Dies to die for - anything goes

Now I must go and buy more G45 paper to replace the ones I used - LOL!!!
Thanks for visiting!
Have a great day:)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Another Tilda card:)

Hi again:)

I have yet another DT creation for the Rubber Buggy. Did you know that besides all adorable Magnolia stamps and paper, Kellie also stock the Magnolia ink Magazine? Here is a magazine packed with inspiration, instructions and, occationally, a free stamp. This Tilda stamp with the super cute puppy as a gift came last winter. This is my first try with my new stamp.

Now let me take you through the card step by step.
The background is white cardstock distressed with vintage photo and stamped with a note stamp from Artemio. It is the layered on top of a ready to go card from Papermania. On the right hand side I layered satin ribbon on top of some trim. This was colored with Lindy's and vintage photo distress stain. For some bling I added a strip of bling mesh in brown.

I used a piece of scrap from DCWV performance stack with notes on and layered on cardstock. The other paper is regular cardstock die cuts from MFT decorative doily duo, the bigger one (I blinged that one up with flat back pearls) and spellbinder's lacey circles.

For embellishment I used a lot of I am roses and I coloured the white ones with LSG salt water taffy - this is my favorite pink, I love how delicate and subtle it is and it works so wonderfully well with brown tones. From IAR I used: small sceleton leaf, white rose leaf (which is coloured with clam bake beige magicals), S10-flower, R2 rose and cherry blossoms in vintage brown and white. I also have 2 clay roses, pearl spray and clear Magnolia chandelier garland. The last pieces are charms which originally was in gold and tibetian silver, but I covered them in adirondack acrylic paint dabber in sand.

As usual, I coloured my stamped image with copic markers:)

Challenges entered:
Midweek Magnolias - pink, pearl and ribbon
Marvelous Magnolia - new beginnings
Simon says stamp vintage challenge - what are you known for (Magnolia and maybe a bit vintage)

I hope you like it!
Thanks for visiting!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Graphic 45 January Challenge

Graphic 45's January challenge is to make a project using the Place in time collection. This was a perfect opportunity for me as I won a 12x12 place in time from G45 last when the collection was released (which was lucky for me, since the collection is very costly in Sweden). I also have a lot of photos to scrap so a layout was a given choice.

As I've mentioned before I'm not aload to show the actual pictures. But I understand that the blurriness messes up the work that is put in the the project. So here I carefully put the embellishments around the photo mat and stamped a piece of card to replace the photo for this post. 

I just had the best time putting this together. The photo has lots of sun flowers in it along with a young boy. So the August mat was just perfect. I ripped the corners since there are only two swirls on each side and I wanted them all to show. So I distressed all the edges with vintage photo and then I glued it on to another 12x12 paper from DCWV tradewinde pad and to "bind" it together I splattered Lindy's stamp gang dark chocolate truffle on top of it. I'm thrilled with the result and very impressed with myself for coming up with the idea - LOL!

I had so much embellishment for this layout thanks to the Place in time collection, lace, chipboard, flowers, bling and more. But then I discovered that you wouldn't see any of the gorgeous background. So I down sized on the embellishment, but I now regret not making another layer underneath the photo mat instead. So typical of me:)

But let me tell you about the embellishments I did add. I thought the puffy daisy from I am roses would make great sunflowers, to get the perfect golden yellow I used several of my LSG's. Golden sleighbell, grab a guy gold and glory of the seas gold turned out to be a huge hit togheter. So super sunny and super shimmery. I added a button with twine. I made a banner with the MFT banner die, but in order to make it bend like I wanted I cut it apart and hot glued it to twine. The stickers are from Jenni Bowlin and spells "sunflower" in Swedish.

I up-cykled a staples packaging, I really like it and added a butterfly on top of it. The butterflies are from Tim Holtz stamp set papillon in espresso that I fuzzy cut. I will do more of these, super easy and cute to have a stash of.  I also put a double scalloped MFT die cut under the side of the photo mat too.  I used a lot ot MFT dies on this layout:) Both the large and the small leafy flourish and the layered label die.

On the layered label die I stuck a sticker from the place in time sticker sheet. I also tucked a chipboard piece from the place in time, merely for the colours and a bit boyish embellishment. I also used to stamp with the sunflower from the paper collection. On the opposite side of the photo mat is a chipboard piece from Prima.

I hope you like it, this became one of my best layouts and I could problably have done a lot more, but I'm kind of limited since I need it to stay somewhat flat.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tilda for the Rubber Buggy

Hi again everyone!

Here's a spring-like card just to remind us all what we're waiting for now that the season of Holiday has past.

I used Dancing queen Tilda I colored her with just normal color pencils that you can by in almost any store. The paper is from Prima songbird sun kiss paperpad 6x6 (the stamps are from prima songbird), I stamped branches with leaves in bundled sage distress ink. Also with prima stamp is the little bewinged bug stamped in adirondack butterscotch. On the left side is a double scalloped boarder from MFT in green and I finished it with I am roses S-10 flowers. The sentiment "fly away" is from Tim Holtz sticker pad chit chat.
To finish the card I glued a butterfly in chipboard from Prima.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Rubber Buggy Challenge - Top 3

Hi everyone!

We have a new challenge for The Rubber Buggy this month and at the start of 2013 why not look back at your work of 2012? For this challenge we want to know what was your top 3 of 2012!

It may be a technique or a new favourite combo. It may be a certain product, tool or stamp.
Anyhow, incorporate those three favourites in a card and upload it HERE:)

What a 2012 I had:
I started this blog to be able to enter challenges and to keep track of my own creations really. In addition I now have meet wonderful friends and fellow bloggers:)

I've also been lucky enough to win some great challenges and blessed to receive awesome giveaways.

But the highlight of the year is to have become part of the Rubber Buggy's design team.Thanks to Kellie I have discovered the magic about Magnolia stamps - I say it again, I'm a Swede who had never tried out Magnolia before?!

I really understood the purpose of alcohol markers and practised quite a bit throughout 2012 and I have had the best time with my big shot this past year. We are now the greatest friends entering 2013:) 

Therefore, my top 3 for 2012 will be Magnolia, copics and die cuts.

I stamped Christmas Tilda with cat without the "merry Christmas" and coloured her in spring colours just to show you the versatility of this stamp. On purpose I did not add any other sentiment, just for you to work your imagination.

Challenges entered:
CMC Copic Challenge group - soft pastel colours
Natalie and Amy's challenge - Your favorite things 

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Iceskating Tilda

Hi all!

This will probably be the last wintery card you'll see in a while. But since it's still snowy outside in Sweden I could not help but be inspired for this card.

I used winter skating Tilda from Magnolia's special stamps and coloured her with copics of course:)
The paper I used are G45 Olde curiosity shoppe 8x8 which you can find in the Rubber Buggy store.
I also used "summer memories, Scandinavia map" (odd name, the map look quite wintry to me?) paper, but it's not stocked at the moment.

For embellishment I used lots of I am roses, which I stuck Martha Stewart ultrafine glitter in crystal and diamond stickles on. You also see some pine branches die cuts from Cheery Lynn. I also added some bling with an iridescent sprays with I cut apart and I added a rhinestone to the compass.

Sentiment die cut from Bo bunny's SNOWFALL noteworthy

Challenges entered:
Tilda's town - anything goes
Natalie and Amy's challenge - Favourite things (Magnolia, copic colouring and IAR)

Thanks for visiting!
Tomorrow I'm hosting the new challenge for The rubber buggy - so be sure to check back!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


I made another LO with the MFT sketch.

I'm sorry that I keep showing you blurry pictures, but as I've mentioned before, I'm not authorized to show the photos in public.

The die-namics used on these LO are:
Stax labels 1, fancy flourish, banners, first place award ribbon and leafy flourish.

Designer paper: first edition paper pad 12x12 up up and away

Challenges entered:
MFT sketch - MFTSCRAP 3
Simon says stamp vintage challenge - no rules

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, January 3, 2013


As a comment to my post of MFT project life - 'boy did I not know what I was doing:)
Turns out project life, as I have learned recently, is not a MFT challenge - but a certain style of scrapbooking. Also one meant to be quick and with out the fussing of cutting, gluing and distressing. So I guess I just broke about every rule of the book:p
Well, well, I'm happy with my page. But lets turn leaf - here is the another scrapbook LO.

I used several MFT die-namics on this LO.
Double scallop boarder, decorative doily combo with the circle from first place award ribbon, the large leafy flourish and the fancy flourish. In the top right corner where something round should be placed I used Tim Holtz alteration die tiny tabs and I coloured a fleur de lie charm with espresso alcohol ink, stuck a brad through and tied some twine around.

One of the pieces in the background is dry embossed with Tim Holtz texture fade bricks and distressed with vintage photo. The double scalloped boarder is layered on satin ribbon in Champagne and to cover the edge in between I also layered a green satin ribbon on top.

The letters are die cuts from Tim Holtz word play - great for scrapbooking!

Challenges entered:
MFT sketch - Scrap3
Simon says stamp - No rules

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

TGF - Mommy to be...

For this FFF @ TGF we're honoring the former DT by CASEing their work during the season past. I choose Jess card for DTT with Halloween themed colours. I loved this look and you don't need too many products, which for me means quick and fast:) This is my favorite version of a CAS card.

Here is my take:


I like Jess color-combo and I think her way is applicable all year around, but I still wanted to make it look mine, so I swapped the beanie (I had another beanie at hands, but I wanted to swap more...) and I choose another colour palette. I love creme, beige and browns so I used the Teresa Collins' Vintage finds. I was tempted to try buttons, since I'm not very good to use them in my projects. But it would be more me to use flowers...

challenges entered:
TGF FFF - CASE a farmer
Simon says stamp challenge - something new
Simon says stamp vintage blog - no rules

Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy new year 2013!!!

Happy new year!!!

Wow, a brand new year, a new beginning and a new chapter to start. Lots of possibilities!
New promises, this year I will not buy so many dies or copics or stamps:) I will reinvent uses for what I already have, I will be creative with little - well, after last years shopping together it may not be so little anymore:)

I will only buy what I need...!
...But I need so much:)

Anyway, I start 2013 with bringing you this Tilda dancing in the new year!

The card is 4x4 in size and I made the background myself by stamping on white cardstock and distressing it with vintage photo to blend with the rest. Dancing queen Tilda is coloured with copic pens, but her dress is paper pieced with Prima Almanac. Her shoes are glittered with ultrafine art glitter in pink champagne and she has ivory flat backs in her hair.

To embellish the card I hot glued some Melissa Frances box pleated trim in cream and 2rows of brown bling mesh. I stamped a calender on white cardstock in adirondack hazelnut and distressed it in vintage photo. I put a foam dot from Jodi on the back and stuck it to a small die cut of MFT's decorative doily duo. The die cut is sprayed with Lindy's stamp gang dark chocolate truffle and very shimmery. I also used LGS on the flowers and leaves in dark chocolate truffle and a bit o'bubbly.

The cherry on top is the mixed sizes of flat backs where the stamp left bubbles.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
CMC Copic challenge group - Metallic gleam
Dies to die for - die-ing for challenge
Simon says stamp challenge blog - anything goes
Simon says stamp vintage blog - no rules

Thanks for visiting,