Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Denna sida är faktiskt en av mina favoriter och var den som tog mest tid att göra. Det syns kanske inte så bra på bilden, men jag har använt hushållspapper och limmat fast det och målat ovanpå för att få lite textur.
Here is another page from my Art Journal. I really love the Creative Journal from Dylusions and I just bought two more for when this one is all done.
This page is one of my favorites at the moment. I made the background with Dylusions Spray Inks and some Color Wash sprays. I then took pieces of the paper towel that I used for cleaning and glued it to the page. I added lots of Gesso to it and then went over it with black distress ink. Then I just did some stamping and added the mushrooms before I drew the hills and tree with a black marker.
Min konstnärstalang stannade ju ungefär på dagisnivå och med tanke på det så kan man ju inte begära så mycket heller.
Have have taken some photos of a few of the pages in my art journal today. As usual the pages can't really be compared to all of the great artists out there, but it really doesn't matter does it.
This page is made with Dylusions Spray Inks and stencils. I also used a white gel pen, distress inks and some stamps from Tim Holtz and Dylusions along with a black marker.
De flyttade för lite mer än en vecka sedan nu och de verkar trivas riktigt bra i sina nya hem.
Here are the photos of my kittens when they were 12 weeks old.
They moved to their new homes about a week ago and they seem to be doing well.
I still miss them a little
Monday, December 3, 2012
I got a card published in the December issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine
Paper: My Minds Eye "Lost & Found Christmas"; Cardstock: Bazzill;
Nu är det lite lugnare ett tag i alla fall och jag har gjort ett julkort. I år ska jag försöka göra lite mer julkort och skicka ut. Visserligen säger jag så varje år och det blir aldrig gjort, men vi får väl se.
I have been very busy with work lately so I haven't really had the time for anything else.
Now things have calmed down a bit and I have made a Christmas card. I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! and the December card kit from Simon Says Stamp
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A random winner will be chosen among those who have commented on any of the blogs in the hop. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. Yay!
The hop is open until Fri Nov 30th at midnight
Emilia van den Heuvel
You are here ----- Erika Selander
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Nu har det kommit en ny release hos Uniko Studio och jag har gjort ett projekt med deras nya juliga digitala kit.
Today is release day over at Uniko Studio and I have made this page using their digital kit.
Head over there to see more of the releases and don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team and their projects.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Did another spread in my Dylusions Creative Journal. This time I used some Dylusions Spray Inks and Stencils, some black and white pens and really old die-cuts that I had laying around.
Det känns faktiskt lite jobbigt att de ska flytta. Det brukar inte kännas så, oftast är jag ganska nöjd med att de ska flytta även om man tycker om dem. Men denna gång gör det nästan lite ont. Kanske beror det på att de bara var två och man på något sätt fick ett starkare band till dem, jag vet inte. Ena killen, Hondo, han som är lite ljusare han känns jobbigast att sälja. Han är så otroligt snäll och go och är alltid den som kommer upp i famnen och vill mysa och han är alltid den som kommer upp i sängen på morgonen och kurrar. Jag får vara glada att de har hittat fina och bra hem i allafall och deras nya ägare kan ju inte bli besvikna på dessa underbara pojkar.
Now my kittens are 11 weeks old and they will start leaving me after this weekend. For once it is going to be really hard to see them leave. Hondo, the first kitten on the photos, is my favorite and I am really sad that he is not staying with us. He is so adorable and always wants to cuddle. But atleast I know that they will be going to some great families that will take care of them and love them.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Vi bygger ett litet hus i anslutning till fårhuset för att kunna förvara hö och halm till fåren.
We are building a small house next to the sheep house so we have somewhere to store their food.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I have been making some chocolate cupcakes today. Still haven't added the frosting, but I will do so as soon as they cool down a bit. Don't want the frosting to melt away.
The kittens are now 10 weeks old and they will move to their new homes in just two weeks. Can't believe it has been 10 weeks already. I am not sure I am ready to see them leave.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Vi har också hunnit med att slakta den sista av årets baggar och nu är det bara att ta det lugnt och invänta vårens alla lamningar. Längtar faktiskt redan dit.
Passade på att ta några bilder på Klövsjöfåren innan vi påbörjade vandringen hem. Den bruna är min fina bagge.
We have been busy at the farm today. All of the sheep have been moved to their winter homes and the cows have been brought home as well. All of the sheep were so nice and walked with us all the way home, some of them even ran in front of us most of the way. I guess they are starting to know where they are supposed to be.
Took some new photos of them before we started walking. The brown one is the ram.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ramses, the biggest and youngest of my 4 cats love to play with his little brothers even though he sometimes don't really understand how big he really is.
This poor little fox is suffering from mange and has been sneaking around our house all day. The fox is too far away for me to shoot him and I don't want to use the big hunting rifle. My fiancé isn't home yet and it will be pitch black outside by the time he gets here, but hopefully the poor fox will be back tomorrow so he can put him out. Mange is such a horrible thing and not only do I feel for the wild animals who suffer from it and dies a painful death, I am a bit concerned and worried that all of our animals will catch it. It would be hell to get rid of it with all the animals we have.
Bara 3 veckor kvar nu sen flyttar de till sina nya hem.
My kittens are 9 weeks old and still as cute as before
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Being inside all day has made me a bit restless and since there is a storm outside there is no point in trying to do anything outdoors today. So I decides to pull out my acrylic paints and started painting in my Art Journal. I know I said I would wait until I got all my new Spray Inks and such, but I guess I just couldn't keep my hand off that book.
The text is in Swedish and says something like: "You do know that you are perfect just the way you are, right?"
Har varit sjuk i över en vecka nu och är fortfarande inte bra. Förstår inte varför förkylningar ska hålla i sig så länge. Jag tycker det är dags att bli frisk nu, orkar inte vara sjuk längre.
It's cold outside and there is some really stormy weather. Feels like the whole house is shaking and the sound of the wind blowing is really loud. Days like this I just like to have a cup of tea and sit in front of the TV with a warm blanket and just take it easy. Especially when I have a cold aswell. I have been ill for over a week now and it still won't go away. I hate being ill and I think it time for this cold to move out of this house.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Som om jag inte hade tillräckligt med grejer hemma att pyssla med så är lite nya färg-sprayer på väg hem hit nu. Ska bli spännande att använda dem i boken till nästa gång. Får se hur det går.
Another messy page in my Art Journal. This time I wanted to try out the blending ability of my Distress Markers. I just drew with different colors and then I sprayed it with water. And as you can see, they didn't blend very well. So now I know how not to use the markers.
The reason for the butterfly shape is I just transfered the colors from one side to the other by closing the book. And you often get butterfly like images that way.
And as if I didn't have enough supplies already, a whole bunch of ink sprays are now on the way here. So for the next page in this journal I'll try out some Dylusions Ink Spray and Color Wash. I look forward to trying those out.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I have just started my new Art Journal from Dylusions. This book is of really good quality and I really like it. It is almost painful to start using it since I know that will ruins its perfect and clean look. I wish I was able to make art that was beautiful and not some random mess that looks awful. I want to be able to flip through my journal and feel inspired and happy about the stuff I made there. But I cant really do things better than I do and I will always look at other peoples stuff and feel like I am not good enough. So I just decided that it doesn't matter that my book look like a mess. It is my book and I will use it to try new things and just do what ever I want. And if it turns out to be a mess, who really cares?
Anyway, this is the first ugly page in my new book. At first I was happy with the way it turned out and then I just started adding colors and messing the whole thing up and then it just ended up like this. Not to worry though, there are more pages in the book and then I can always by a new book, right?
Har inte klippt alla fåren ännu, men ska ta tag i resten så fort jag har tagit hem dem till vinterhuset.
Hittade lite fina lockar att spara och använda som skägg till tomtarna jag ska tova.
My mom and I (well mostly my mom) shared some of my sheep a few weeks ago and now I have been busy washing the wool all weekend. I still have a lot of sheep left to shear, but I will take care of that as soon as I take the sheep back home to their winter home.
I also found some cute locks that I will save and use for my wool felted Santa's beard.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Här var hönsen ute och det är uppenbarligen barmark och inte alls så kallt och jäkligt som nu.
Nu är det runt 10 grader kallt och helt vitt ute med ca 10 cm snö och hönsen har vägrat gå ut sedan länge. Skitväder!
Hade varit kul att visa med en bild från idag, men nu är det för mörkt för att fota. Kanske nått att fixa i morgon. Är ju faktiskt ganska kul att kunna gå tillbaka och se skillnaderna från år till år.
Jag hade ju för mig att det var jättekallt för två år sedan och varmt i fjol den här tiden, men tänk så fel man kan ha.
Found this image today while going through some old stuff. This one is taken two years ago on this day and apparently my chickens were still outside. There is snow and it seems like it is fairly warm. Not like this year with cold weather and about 10 cm of snow and my chickens haven't been out in weeks. They refuse to go outside if there is snow on the ground.
Wish I had a photo of today to show you, but maybe that's a mission for tomorrow. Just realized that it is kind of fun to see the difference from year to year.
Tyvärr gick jag inte vidare till nästa omgång utan var en av de 7 medlemmar som fick lämna gruppen. 10 stycken nya har kommit till och 10 stycken av oss "gamla" fick stanna. Att jag inte var en av dem var väntat, men inte desto mindre tråkigt för det. Jag får istället välkomna de nya medlemmarna och tacka för alla underbara produkter jag fått och de härliga 6 månaderna med företaget.
Här är mitt sista kort
Today is the last time I'll post for Heartfelt Creations. I wasn't one of of the ten members who got to stay, instead I was one of the seven that had to leave. It was expected, but still a bit sad. But I am so happy for the time I had with the company and I want to send a bit thank you to Heartfelt Creations for all the wonderful products I have received these past 6 months. I also want to congratulate all the members who are staying on the team and welcome all of the new ladies.
Here is the final card I made
HCPC 3504 Bold Vintage Floret Background PreCut Set
354803 Scallop Oval Large
354802 Classic Oval Lg
Cardstock, Adirondack Pitch Black, Black Marker, Black Soot Distress Stickles
Cut a piece of light cream cardstock to about 8-1/4" wide and 5" tall, fold in half to make the card base.
Cut an oval hole in the card front with the oval spellbinders die.
Cut a piece of the same cardstock and cut a hole with the scalloped oval die ans line it up with the hole in the card base. Trim the edges. Make sure to take a slightly larger scalloped oval die so you can make a frame.
Cut a piece of transparency and adhere to the back of the card front. I used some old packaging.
Cut a small oval frame and adhere on top of the transparency to hide the glue on the inside.
Stamp the background image on the inside of the card in black ink. Make sure to place it so that it can be seen through the transparency.
Stamp half the sentiment on the inside of the card and half on the front.
Draw some faux stitching lines around the front of the card.
Finally add some black stickles to the flower on the inside.
Let it dry and the card is finished!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gick väl sisådär, men jag är ganska nöjd med resultatet ändå.
Since I printed all of the images from the Super FREE Saturday Kit from Uniko Studio I had a few left over from my last card. So i decided to try something new and I used stickles and glossy accent to the ornament. I wanted a shiny 3D effect and even though it may not have gone as well as I would have wanted I am still happy with the result.
De springer runt och de leker och sladdar över golvet i köket.
De slänger i sig mat och däremellan sover de som om de vore knockade.
Underbara är de
The two boys at home are now 8 weeks old and they are running around like crazy.
All they do are playing and eating, and in between they sleep like they were knocked out.
They are so adorable
Monday, October 29, 2012
Här var det -10 grader i morse, men inte långt härifrån fanns det stackare som hade ända ner till -22 grader. Usch säger jag bara. Jag vill ju inte ha så kallt. Lite kallt och lite snö så att man kan åka skidor med hundarna vore ok, men jag gillar inte kylan.
Har gjort ytterligare ett kort med det digitala setet från Uniko Studio. Denna gång skrev jag ut bilderna på skrivaren och gjorde ett "riktigt kort". Kortet text lämpar sig ju ganska bra med tanke på snön som faller utanför fönstret i alla fall.
Har en del julkort jag måste göra också, men jag lyckas inte så bra med det. Jag vet inte vad det är med julkorten som gör att det tar stopp. Det finns ingen inspiration överhuvudtaget och de kort jag gjort har jag fått kasta då de sett rent ut sagt fördjävliga ut. Menmen, jag ska sätta mig ner i veckan och verkligen göra ett gäng så kanske det lossnar.
I have made another card with the Super FREE Saturday kit from Uniko Studio. This time I printed the papers and images and used them on a "real" card.
I have been trying to make some Christmas cards as well lately, but things are not going to well. I don't know what it is, but I just can't seem to find the inspiration. I'll try again this week and this time I will finish the cards and they are going to be great! :)
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Det går att ladda ner här
It's Super FREE Saturday over at Uniko Studio today and I am really excited to show you what I have been doing with the Christmas kit called HoHoHo.
I did a digital Christmas card that I can print out and send or just email to my friends and family.
Be sure to check out the Uniko Studio blog and website for more information
Download the kit here
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Besök gärna deras fina hemsida
I am pleased to announce that I am now part of the Digital Design Team over at Uniko Studio
They make the most gorgeous stamps and digital stamps and papers. Be sure to check out their website
Nu är det näst sista kortet på min DT-period. Känns lite tråkigt.
Denna gång gjorde jag ett kort som är lite utanför vad jag normalt sett brukar göra.
Har använd papper från Vintage Floret kollektionen och svart cardstock.
Time for a DT card for Heartfelt Creations again.
This time I made a card that is a little bit out of the ordinary for me.
I used the beautiful papers from the Vintage Floret Collection and some black cardstock.
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCDP1 227 Vintage Floret Paper Collection
Cardstock, Copic Markers, Adirondack Pitch Black, Black Marker, Glossy Accents
Cut a piece of light cream cardstock to about 8-1/4" wide and 5" tall, fold in half to make the card base. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 5-1/2" x 3-3/4" and draw a black line around them with a black marker. Then mat it with black cardstock. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 2-3/4" x 4-1/2" and draw a black line around them with a black marker. Then mat it with black cardstock. Cut out the sentiment from one of the papers in the paper pack, draw a black line around it and put in on black cardstock. Adhere the pieces to the card base. Stamp the flowers and leaves on white paper and color them with copic markers. Cut out the images with the coordinating dies and glue them together to make flowers. Add some glossy accents to the flower centers and fold in the leaves to make a bud. Adhere the flower to the card. Finally draw a black line around the edge of the card.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
This crazy woodpecker is making holes in out house. Not nice at all.
Här är några för- och efter bilder.
I have been up all day cleaning and re-organizing my pantry. Something that was more than necessary. After 6 hours of cleaning I am finally done and even though it may not be the most organized pantry out there I am more than happy with the result.
Here are some before and after shoots.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Ramses stjäl mjölk och verkar inte fatta att han är för gammal. Det verkar å andra sidan inte hans mor göra heller, hon tar hand om honom som om han vore 6 veckor gammal.
There is an intruder stealing milk from the bar. Ramses, the stupid cat doesn't realize he is too old for such silliness. Neither does his mother though. She is taking care of him like he would be 6 weeks old.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Idag är det sista dagen att rösta på sina favoriter och jag hoppas såklart att jag är en av dem som får fortsätta en period till. Jag håller tummarna och hoppas på det bästa, även om jag vet att mina chanser är mycket små. Vi får väl se var det slutar.
Here is this weeks card that I made with products from Heartfelt Creations. I Have now made two cards this month and I have two more to go. I really wish I could continue on as a DT member at Heartfelt Creations. The customers of Heartfelt Creations have been voting for their favorite members and those with the most votes will continue on the team. Obviously I am hoping I am one of them, but with so many talented ladies on the team my chances are slim. But nonetheless I have had a great 6 months on the team and I have been able to work with so many wonderful products. I am glad I got the chance to be part of the team for this long. And for now I am still crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCDP1 227 Vintage Floret Paper Collection
741 Shell White Microfine Glitter
Cardstock, Copic Markers, Adirondack Jet Black, Glossy Accents, Black Marker
Cut a piece of white cardstock to about 8-1/4" wide and 5" tall, fold in half to make the card base. Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller and adhere to the card base. Stamp the flowers and leaves on white paper and color them with copic markers. Cut out the images with the coordinating dies and glue them together to make flowers. Add some glossy accents to the flower centers and sprinkle some glitter on top. Let it dry and tap of the excess. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3-3/4" x 4-1/4" and stamp part of the sentiment. Then cut a piece of the same cardstock to 3-3/4" x 1-1/4" and stamp the rest of the sentiment. Draw some faux stitching lines around the pieces and adhere them to the card base. Adhere the flowers and leaves to the cars and bend the petals and leaves to make them more realistic
My kittens are now 6 weeks old and they are two big boys who loves to play and eat. They are now running around in our house and exploring every little corner of every room.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Min sambo överraskade mig med att fria igår under älgjakten. Jag sa såklart ja, så nu blir det bröllop till sommaren
My boyfriend proposed to me yesterday and I said yes. So now we have a wedding to look forward next year.