söndag 30 maj 2010

Bon voyage 2010!

 Hi there!
I know the new issue of Magnolia Ink has been printed
and will very soon be available for you!

I am looking forward to have some nice summerreading
when I go on vacation!

See you soon!


lördag 22 maj 2010

Another graduationcard...

Today I want to share this male graduationcard.
I have used Edwin from last summer and an earlier
circle textstamp that I really like.


Paper: MME
Leaves: Marta Stewart punch and Qk.
Flowers: The little one from Wild orchid crafts
the big flower is handmade out of my retropunh.
Ink: Memories black and distress ink.
All edges are inked with distress ink walnut stain.
Colouringpaper: Aquarelle 300 gr smooth surface

Have a nice saturday and thanks for
leaving a little note in here...:o)!

tisdag 18 maj 2010

Mothers day...

By the end of next week it´s Mothers Day here
in Sweden. It´s a wonderful opportunity to make
cards for all of those loving caring mothers out there!
I have made this one for my mother in law.


I have used stamps from Magnolia.
Springfence and Tilda with three flowers
from Hoppy Easter Collection 2010.
The text is also from Magnolia,
don´t know from wich year.

Papers: Maja Design, My minds eye.
Flowers: Wildorchidcrafts
Ink: Making memories black, distress ink.

Thanks for your lovely comments!
They warm my heart and I try to stop
by at your blogs to see who you are.

lördag 15 maj 2010

Princess Tilda...

Tonight I want to share this card with all of you.
Princess Tilda from Fairytale Collection 2010 and
textsstamp from last summer.

Here you can see how Tildas skirt, gloves and socks
is shimmering. I have used Stikles "Star Dust"
to get the sparkling glitter effect.

Pink lillys, pollen and Chandelier:Magnolia
Pink small roses: wild orchid crafts
Big green flower: handmade
Patterned paper: Studio light designed by Tina Wenke
Ink: Making memories black, distress ink,
Staz on Timber brown.

Have a nice evening!

fredag 14 maj 2010

Wedding Collection 2010

Tonight I want to show you this lovely couple...
Aren´t they just magic???
Coming stamps from Magnolia of course!

onsdag 12 maj 2010


Well it´s still some weeks left before we have our
summervacation, but there is no need to wait making
cards for this special occation.
If you think about it, there is always a special
occation for making a special card for
someone special...:o)

I have used Happy Tilda from Magnolia.
I had to make a special arrangement here...
I just ruined Tildas face this time and couldn´t get
it right...As I didn´t want to throw her away
(it would for sure kill my heart...)
I painted her face a second time on another image
and cutted it out and then put it in the right place.

Paper: Ladybug and friends
Flowers: Wildorchidcrafts/Tabbycrafts
Ink: Making memories black, distress ink
Colouringpaper: Aquarelle paper 300 gr.
Brushes: Syntethic 2 and 4.
Alphabet: Qk Chandelier

Thanks for visiting me!
Bye bye

tisdag 11 maj 2010


Today I want to show you my very first
shirtcard! It was so much fun to do,
and not complecated at all!
You can find the description here.

I made it very simple without a lot of
embellishments, as the card is made for
my son man taking his confirmation.
The stamps comes from Magnolia.

Bye bye!

söndag 9 maj 2010

Another graduationcard...

Today I want to show you my second graduationcard
for the season. I have used "BallerinaTilda".
I belive I have written several times the same sentence:
"This is my new favouriteTilda"!
I always fall in love with Paulines new stamps and there
is always some that I keep closest to my heart,
this little darling for example!
She is so perfect, she suits so many occations
for making a card for someone special.



Paper: Graphic 45
Alfabeth: qk Chandelier
Ink: Memories black, distress ink
Colouringpaper: Aquarellpaper 300 gr
Flower: Nestabilites flower die
Crown: Cuttlebug die
Butterflie: KarenMarieklip

Have a real nice sunday!

onsdag 5 maj 2010

The first graduationcard...

...so far this year.
It will be followed by more in the near future!
I have made a card for my daughters best friend.
I used Tilda from Magnolia (last summer)
and a new fence from the easterstamps this year.
The text is printed out from the computor.
"DIANA" is made by my clearstampsalpabeth

Paper: Maja Design "Crea Diem"
Flowers: Wildorchidcrafts

söndag 2 maj 2010


Hi everyone!
To celebrate that I nearly have had 30.000
visitors here at my Magnoliablogg sence june 2009,
I want to share my very first Distresstutorial with you.

This is a just how I do. There is so many different ways
with small or big differences in how people colour
there images.
But as I love to read tutorials-
and never get boored, I want to share mine with you.

My creatingprocess always changes,
depending on wich mood I am in and on
what kind of card I am making.
If I have a new image to colour I might just colour
it in the colours I´d like at the time.
Then I choose papers that matches the image.
This is the most exciting way to create I think-
it´s always a little surprice how the card turns out.
I usally have an ideá about the card, something
I want to try or something I´ve seen somewhere else but
I never really know how the card will turn out in the end.
If there is a Dt-job I might have to take a look
at the material that belongs to the image first.
I study colours on paper and embellishments
to get an oppinion about which distresscolours might work.
This is usually how I work and it goes a little faster.

I have inked Bubbling Tilda with Making Memories Black.
The paper is an aquarellpaper 300 gr with smooth surface.
I by it at Claes Ohlsson in Sweden.
I have two syntethicbrushes I use, 2 and 4.
I use the bigger one to pick up distress from the
"ink refill-storage" you can se here below.
Even the bigger brush is small at the tip when it´s
wet and I also use it for colouring.

I keep a couple of inkdrops in every box in
this storage. Then I take a drop of ink with my big brush
on my colouringpalette.
Now I have a little problem as I´ve got
some new colours and there is no room for them here...
So I just might have too make some changes about it later on.

Here I have mixed tattered rose + vintage photo+water
for skincolour and added it around the face.
I always start around the edges. I put clean the brush
in water to take away the colour. Then i gently toch the
brush on some soft tissuepaper to get it almost dry.
With circlemoves I put the colourline in to the middle,
trying to leave i bright spot in the middle.

I might have to clean the brush from colour
several time to not get to much colour at the area.
I let the colour dry a little and then
I do the same thing again.
I put on colour 2-3 times for skin always
starting in the edges to get nice shaddows.

Here the face got unusally bright,
and I have put the colour to much into the middle.
It´s not easy to take pictures at the same time...;o)
The face certainly needs more colour!

While it´s drying a little I start colouring Tildas
arm, that not is next to the face. This is very important
to think about, otherwise the colour will get mixed up´
with each other and it will ruin the image.

I always colour different parts of the image that is
not next to each other to avoid the colour to get damaged
and mixed up.

With my bigger brush I make circlemoves softening
the colour.

Here I have added skincolour on Tildas arm for
the second time. Then I clean the brush in water
and touch the brush gently on some tissue paper.
Then I softs the colour with circlemoves
from the edge of the area, leaving a brigh spot.
I tries to think how the light is falling
and keep the shadows at all areas in the
same position...This is truly something
I thinks is very hard but it´s just to
practice and practice over and over again....

Here I have put some Broken China on Tildas
beatiful wings. You can see that I start with really
light colour in the beginning, to avoid getting to
much at the area.

Here I have added victorain velvet on Tildas
dress and the top of her wings.
Colouring a image can takes some time for me...
It´s not anything I can hurry up with.
I keep turning back to areas several time,
3-5 times to get sharper shadows.
Sometimes i also mixes disress ink colours with
each other. To get new colours ot to get a darker
colour that I can use for shadow.
If I want to get "shadowcolour" I usually mixes
it with walnut stain, weathered wood or black sooth.
It´s important just to put a little of this shadowcolour
around the edges and not circle it into the middle so much,
otherwise the whole area will get this colour.

Now you can see the shadows taking place.
For the hair I have antique linnen, walnut stain and
vintage photo. I tries to keep some areas bright.

When the image is ready and dried it remains
to get a nice contourline around Tilda.
I have used faded jeans here.
You can use any colour but I prefer this one.
First I put the colourline around Tilda
and then I take rather a lot of
water into the big brush. I softens the
colourline all round her and it will make her
"pop out" from the paper.
It is important to just work in the colourline
and not tuch the colour on Tilda with the brush. As I have
rather a lot of water in the brush, it might mix
up the colours otherwise...

Here is the finished card!
I have cut out Tildas wings for that nice
popup look.
Thanks for visiting me today!

lördag 1 maj 2010

Bubbling Tilda...

I know it´s been awfully quiet in here for some while.
In this time of year it always seems to be so much
to do and so little time...

Today I had some time to sit down with my new
stamps and colour them. This new "Bubbling Tilda"
from Magnolia is so fun to work with!

Card Reciepe:
Cardstock; pink, white, turquoise and mintgreen.
Patterned paper: MME wild asparagus "sweet little one"
Stamp: Bubbling Tilda from Magnolia
Text: Melissa Franches clearstamps
Ink: Making memories black and staz on timber brown.
Flowers: Tabbycrafts, wildorchidcrafts
Butterflies: Karen Marie clip Panduro.
Corners: Pagoni
Stickles: Stardust and Platinum

Distress ink refills on aquarellepaper 300 gr
Skin: vintage photo+tattered rose
wings: broken china+victorian velvet
Dress: victorian velvet
Hair: Antique linnen, walnut stain and vintage photo
Around the image: faded jeans

I have cut out the wings on Tilda as my Dt-friend
Camilla often does. Thanks Camilla for getting
me this little darling!

Have a nice evening!