On this card I’ve used a stamp from Magnolia called Sleeping baby, it’s so cute! To get the crackled effect on the wings I’ve used Crackle accents. I’ve colored the stamp with the following colors of distress ink:

Skin: Tattered rose and Vintage photo
Cheeks: Tattered rose and Aged mahogany
Clothes: Victorian velvet and Walnut stain
Wings: Weathered wood
Shade: Stormy sky
Ground: Pumice stone

The papers are from First edition papers pad Silent night.
Have a lovely weekend!




Hi again!

Today I’m gonna show you all another card. I created it for one of my colleagues who has got a sweet little boy named Liam.


The paper is from Maja Design – Vintage Summer Basics. I love that paper pad! For this card I’ve used the digital stamp Toby Tumble’s Special Delivery, from Cuddly Buddly.

I’ve colored it with distress ink and unfortunately I don’t remember which colors I used.


It’s been a while since I wrote anything here, but now I’m back and I’m gonna show you a card I’ve made as an order for a newborn baby girl.


The stamp is a digital one from Cuddly Buddly and Pachelas Studio. It’s called Toby Tumble’s Little Bundle of Joy and I’ve colored it with distress ink.


The text says “Welcome to the world” and then I’ve printed the girls name and the date she was born.


New challenge at BGC – Press the button

This time it’s my turn to make a challenge for you at Beyond Grey Challenges. I want you to make a card, layout or project using BUTTONS. 

When I started with scrapbooking and card making my mother gave me a box with hundreds of buttons. My mother celebrated her 70th birthday last week and I made this card for her using a few of that buttons. 

DSC_0025Those beautiful patterned papers is from the paper pad Blank Canvas from First edition paper. I’ve used a stamp from Magnolia called Tilda with daisy and I’ve colored her with distress ink reinkers.

Hair: Antique linen, walnut stain and vintage photo
Skin: Tattered rose and tea dye
Dress, socks and bow: Tattered rose
Shoes: Pumice stone
Daisy: Pumice stone, spiced marmalade, antique linen and forest moss.
Shading: Stormy sky

You can read the whole blog post here and I hope you’ll join us at BGC. 

New challenge at BGC – Fetch that sketch


Today it’s time for a new challenge at BGC and this time we want you to make a card based on this sketch.

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Here is the card I’ve made as an inspiration for you. The patterned papers are from my new paper pad J’adore from First edition paper. The digital stamp is coming from Design2Delight and is called Love Ewe. He’s so cute!
DSC_0009I haven’t used much ink for this image because I wanted him to be as white as possible.

Wool: Pumice stone
Ears and nose: Tattered rose
Heart: Aged mahogany
Grass: Bundled sage
Shading: Stormy sky

I hope you’ll visit our blog and join the challenge with us.
I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!

Just another birthday card

I just wanna show you another card I made. This one was for my partner on his birthday. The patterned papers I’ve used are from the paper pads New leaf and Daydream from First edition paper.


The sentiment says “It’s your day today” in Swedish. The digital stamp is named Toby Tumble Not Too Much Trouble and it’s coming from Cuddy Buddly. I’ve colored it with distress inks reinkers.

Fur: Vintage photo
Ears: Tattered rose
T-shirt: Peeled paint
Trousers: Walnut stain
Doorstep: Pumice stone
Gift: Shabby Shutters and aged mahogany
Grass: Bundled sage
Pots: Walnut stain
Flowers: Fired brick and mustard seed
Leaves: Antique linen and forest moss
Shading: Stormy sky

A card for an old man :)

A few weeks ago I told you that I got a question to make another card for my friends. This card would be for a man who would celebrate his 30th birthday. They wanted a humorous card and I was searching for a digital stamp that could match that. Then I found this old man with the balloon and the sentiment at Bugaboo digi stamps. The digi is called Gus Birtday – recount.


As usually I’ve used a patterned paper from First edition paper. This time from the collection Blank Canvas. This paper is one of my favorites from that paper pad because of the fabric texture. The digi is colored with Distress ink reinkers from Ranger.

Party hat: Broken china and faded jeans.
Hair: Pumice stone.
T-shirt: Walnut stain.
Skin: Tattered rose and tea dye.
Trousers: Broken China.
Shoes: Black soot
Balloon: Peacock Feathers.
Shading: Stormy sky.


My friends was pleased with the card and so was the recipient. 🙂

Distress ink tutorial

Hi everyone!

I don’t want to interrupt you in your crafting for our ongoing challenge at BGC, but I think it’s good to sometime take a short brake. 😉 

Today I’m blogging at Beyond Grey Challenges and I would like to share my favorite thing when it comes to scrapbooking and card making, a tutorial of how I’m coloring. I love to color stamped images for the cards I make. I mostly use digital stamps because it’s easier to change the size of the image and I don’t have to wait for the postman. 🙂 I’m so impatient…. But I do have some rubber stamps too. 

 When I’m coloring I use Distress Ink Reinkers from Ranger that is a water-based dye ink. You can also use the Distress Ink pads if you prefer and now they also have the same colors as Distress Markers. When you’re coloring you only need a tiny drop of the color you want to use. You can use an acrylic block or another plastic thing as your palette because the color will not dry as long as you have it on any plastic. 

001tut This is how the Distress Ink Reinkers looks like.

001tut2When coloring with Distress Ink I use Canson 200 g aquarelle paper and a synthetic brush. I recommend a brush with a fine tip for the details. Right now I’m using a size 2 from da vinci, but I would recommend a finer one, size 0 or 00. I’m looking for a new brush that I like but haven’t found anyone yet. If you have anyone you can recommend, please let me know. When I’m coloring I also have water near me so I can clean my brush and some kitchen paper to dry my brush with.

002tutI start with stamping the image I want to use with Memorize dye inkpad. Of course you can use another one but it’s important that it’s waterproof. For my tutorial I’ve used a stamp from Magnolia which I think is called Flower girl with petals.

003tutIt’s important that the brush is damp and not wet so don’t take to much water on it. I start to color where I want the color to be darkest. In this case I begin with tattered rose as a first layer for her skin.

 After that I clean my brush with water and make sure it’s still damp. Then I start to draw the color out from the edge with circular movements. All the time I take the excess ink of my brush. Then I go on and draw the color out until it’s smooth and I can’t see any edges. I continue to color her neck.

004tutI start where I want the shadow and draw the ink out with circular movements. If you get to much ink on your paper you can just pick it up on your brush and wipe it off. (Sorry for the lamp that causes the yellow tint on her feet).

007tutI use the same color for her arms and legs and then I go on and color her dress. It’s important to let the ink dry before you color the nearby parts, so that the ink doesn’t bleed.

008tutThe color I use for her dress is named Milled lavender. Maybe you think now that the color is to pale. But it’s better to paint another layer if you want it to be darker because it’s not that easy to get a dark layer undone. On this image I’ve also colored Tilda’s shoes with Pumice stone.

I  don’t want you to fall asleep so I’ve tried to hold the amount of pictures down. It’s just a few more….

009tutFor the first layer of her hair I use Antique linen. I leave some parts of her hair uncolored so it’s still white where I want the light to fall. When I take some water on the ink it will bleed out so it’s not that white but still brighter.

010tutAnd for the second layer I use Walnut stain. In the video you can see how I’m coloring the third layer in the same way using Vintage photo. Here I’ve also made a second layer on her skin using the color named Tea dye, I make it exactly the same way as I did with tattered rose.

011tut And this is the result.


As a bonus I’ve made a video where you can see how I’m coloring. 🙂

I hope you like my tutorial and remember that this is just my way of doing this. There’s so many ways of coloring and you have to find your own.

Happy coloring and don’t forget the “Movie Inspired CAS”-challenge at BGC.


New challenge at BGC – Movie Inspired CAS

Now it’s time for a new challenge at Beyond Grey Challenges. This time the challenge is to make a movie inspired CAS (Clean and simple) card, layout or project.

When we got this challenge I knew exactly what to make but I didn’t knew it would be so difficult to color. I’ve chosen to make a card inspired from the Lion King. To get the right tone on Pumba I had to use more ink than I normally do and that makes the image a bit patchy. But at the end I’m quite pleased with the result.


The patterned paper is from the paper pad Desert Blooms from First edition paper (as usual). I love their papers.

Pumpa is colored with Distress ink reinkers.

Fur: A mix of vintage photo and aged mahogany.
Belly: Walnut stain.
Snout and ear: Tattered rose.
Mouth: Aged mahogany and black soot.
Tusks: Scattered straw and old paper.
Mane & hooves: Black soot.

To check out the other ladies creations and to join the challenge, please visit the BGC blog.

Alice 1 year!

Our friends little daughter Alice has just turned one year old and I made this card for her.

DSC_9805I love this patterned paper, it’s from First edition paper’s pad Blank Canvas. Here I’ve used another digi from Cuddly Buddly. This one is named Toby Tumble tea time. This was the digi I colored here.

A close up on the tea party. 😉
DSC_9805Fur: Vintage photo.
Chairs: Walnut stain.
Table: A mix of Faded jeans, bundled sage and tattered rose.
Cake slice: Fired brick and Vintage photo.
Teapot, balloons, party hat, crown, t-shirt and teacups: Victorian velvet.
Shading: Stormy sky.