Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2013

THE Christmas card 2013

My one and only design this year - using stamps from waltzing mouse and "hema" together with papers from allison kreft design (webster`s pages). I only made a few and bought the rest - so ONLY VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE get this design ...:-)

I wish you all a nice end of december - we´ll see when I will be able to blog again.

Lots of love! ...and of course - Happy yule!


Mittwoch, 11. Dezember 2013

I won, juhu, tip-toe dancing...

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Last october I made a journal page for a challenge at the craft stamper and yesterday I got the good news -
I WON! Very happy , of course, still tip-toe dancing through the house...

If you would like to see the entry, you can find it HERE.

Wish you all the very best!

Take care out there!

Love Lena

Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013

Power of ...for SODAlicious

Busy times - but I couldn`t resist...

My "power of "  THE BRAIN for challenge no 40 at SODAlicious.

Have a nice weekend!


Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2013

Something nice and festive for Crafty Individuals

 Hello again and happy december! This year I tried to make something interesting for the entrance.

I built this tree with  moss and branches and then decorated it with pinecones, christmas ornaments and a little tag stamped with a crafty individual stamp.

 I finished the decoration with a stamped calico stripe and some christmas ribbon.

GOD JUL  =  Merry Christmas

I enter the challenge at crafty individuals and I hope that this decoration, using their stamps, will be festive enough for the challenge...

Hope you like it!



Freitag, 29. November 2013

the letter S for the craft barn

Not a lot of craft time lately, but I still would like to keep going and finishing the alpha-dictionary challenge at the craft barn , where this fortnights letter is the letter S .

I chose the word spool and used some alteration "stuff" from Sizzix, together with the lovely dylusion ink sprays.

Hope you like it!

I wish you all a lovely weekend and I hope that all of us will start to get some christmas feeling( even though the weather here is grey in grey)...



Sonntag, 24. November 2013

making new friends - ASOI and SDC 126

Another art journal page for the monthly color challenge at the ASOI. I thought it was pretty hard to find the vanilla end the mushroom colours, and I was very happy when I finally succeeded.Other colours included in the challenge: robins egg blue and golden green.

The words are a nice reminder of this weekend - my husband went to Africa earlier this year and there he met some lovely people from Köln (Cologne). He wanted to keep in contact with them and invited them over. In the end we sure had some lovely time together and I do understand why my husband wanted me to meet these people. So , this page is for Lisa, Grete and Holger - "NEW PEOPLE - ENLARGING MY CIRCLE OF FRIENDS"...

...and because of the splatter and that lovely stampotique angel, I also enter the SDC challenge no 126 and hope that they like my splatter with the deep teal neocolorII and the distress stain!

I wish you all a nice start of the new week and hope to see you soon again!


Montag, 18. November 2013

another summer mini SODAlicious style

 This SODA mini will be sent to my parents in Sweden tomorrow.
 I made it "SODA" style as I still am NOT out of love with their cool stuff!!!


Another  summer gone - I look forward to the next one to come and warm my legs!
But first we have to get into the christmas feeling.. I wonder when it will set in....


Freestyle cards for my friend

 My dear friend Jaine had this great idea - pls, go and check her blog for further information...

It is possible to win a Ranger goodie bag - I would LOVE to get that lucky!

I made these cards with gesso, ink splatter, washi tapes, stamps from Heidi Swap and Amy Tangerine, Bakers twine, craft card, a mini mustache (sizzix alerations), a star, distress ink and distress marker.

Hope you like them!


Sonntag, 10. November 2013

the letter Q for the craft barn

Wow, suddenly the sun returned! Otherwise only rain, rain, rain...

This journal page made me happy - my letter Q for the craft barn. I could have chosen quadrat too , but having a quilting/patchwork history - I almost felt like "coming home"...:-)

I used stamps from Sodalicious and l`encre et l`ìmage and the alphabet set is from sizzix , called "Man, oh man"... (thanks Katherine!)

Hope you like it!


Samstag, 9. November 2013

My gesso page with a door...

Having fun - AGAIN - with my new art journal...
This time joining the theme at Art Journal Journey - doors/Türen, and the challenge at Stampotique designers challenge - using gesso.

I used a lot of white gesso with the dylusion stencil and the black gesso making the cidcles.
Stamps from SODAlicious and Stampotique - wonderful combination...!

Wish you all a lovely mid weekend1


Freitag, 8. November 2013

Deep inside for SODAlicious

Hello world - very welcome, dear weekend!

Having fun in my crafty basement - just finished this journal spread for SODAlicious, where the theme this time is deep inside.



Mittwoch, 6. November 2013

CHILL - an art journal page for ASOI

Through my dear friend Jaine, I heard about this challenge at "a sprinkle of imagination".

It is a color challenge and I gave it a go - and enjoyed it!

This is my very first page in my VERY NEW art journal ( an A4 Dylusion) and I just LOVE it!!!

I used stamps from Stampotique and Tracy Bautista , a dylusion stencil and different inks.
The chilling frog is a cut out from an ad.

Wish you all a nice and cozy november!


Donnerstag, 31. Oktober 2013


It is nice to have friends - and most of the time even useful (!). My good , old "craft buddy Jaine"  had a lovely parcel arriving from the UK the other day. I was allowed to try out some of her new treasures and ended up with this little house ( using sizzix birdshouse 658451 and cobweb blueprint 659371).

Wish you all a groovy halloween!


Sonntag, 27. Oktober 2013

SODAlicious challenge no 37 - sleep

This is my art journal spread for the last challenge at SODAlicious -  the theme is "sleep".

Of course, I only use SODAlicious products for their challenges - just love it!

Wish you all the very best!

Take care out there and don´t forget to buy sweets for the trick&treats on thursday!


letter N and spooktacular

... well, well, well... never said my english was perfect!
Today , the letter N was chosen for the fortnightly dictionary challenge at the craft barn.
I started this page thinking "neon" until I realized that the english word must be fluo, like in french. SOOO - rethinking...
I found my gorgeous cherry pie art stamps and made the page into a spooky " NECROMANCY" entry. And because it is spooky, I may enter the challenge at artful times where the theme is "spooktacular".

Wish you all a colourful Halloween!


Montag, 21. Oktober 2013

mini album sommer 2013

 I found the idea to this little mini album here and then made it "my own" by turning it into a kind of star.
 You can chose to keep it in the star shape...
 ...or as an accordion .
And when you are tired of watching the nice pictures - you bind it together and put it aside.

This book is made out of papers from the swedish company Maja Design , called "skärgaardsliv - life by the sea".

....and then, of course A LOT of washitape.

Hope you like it.


Freitag, 18. Oktober 2013

letter L with a twist - a window...

... and here we go again;
This fortnight, the letter at the craft barn is the letter L. I chose the word "lodge" and used an old rubber stamp - maybe "my" lodge is a little bit too fancy and big to be called a lodge, but this is how the page turned out.
The background is made with Neocolor II and distressed inks.

I wish you all a nice weekend!



Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2013

SHE art for AJJ

Hello again!
I had some "me"-time this weekend, I was very happy to be ale to finish this journal page for Art journal journey. She art was the theme. Thinking of THE she art designer - Christy Tomlinson - I thought I had to use stripes, feminin stamps, stencils and rub-ons. And so I did!

Hope you like it!


Automne colours... work

carving potatoe stamps...

...and walking the dog...

... in our wonderful Juckelsbesch!



Sonntag, 13. Oktober 2013

a distressed automne tag

My automne tag for Crafty Individuals (theme; automne colours) and Artful Times (theme; feeling distressed).

I used some stencils with modelling paste to get the textured background and then stamped with CI -203. The colours are disressed inks with a lot of gesso to get the right look.

Hope you like it!


Splatter and stamping for the craft stamper

Finally automne arrived and the trees start to sparkle in yellow, brown and orange.
Inspired by these automne colours, I made this journal page using different splatter techniques and Tim Holtz' alterations "acorn blueprint".
So, this page is my entry to challenge no 5 at Craft stampers.

Just LOVE these stamps! And I do think it is good value too - 3 stamps and 5 dies in one set...

Wishing you all a great sunday!


Freitag, 11. Oktober 2013

Taste/smak for SODAlicious

The word for taste, is "smak" in swedish - is it really the same in polnish?
Anyway - this is my entry to challenge no 36 at SODAlicious.

Hope you like it!


Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013

the letter J

Here we go again!
This is my entry to the alpha challenge at the craft barn. I made a collaged "jumble" (durcheinander) for my letter J.

Hope you like it!


Montag, 30. September 2013

My SODAlicious album - theme Berlin

A couple of months ago, I fell in love with a little mini album from SODAlicious. This weekend , we had a workshop here in Luxemburg - making this mini, using papers and journal cards from Poland. In the kits, I also had a lot of other stuff from SODAlicious, but I had to buy it through Scrapbook Werkstatt, because SODAlicious didn't sell these things anymore. Anyway - a big THANK you to Scrapbook Werkstatt for their quick delivery and of course to SODAlicious too.

My daughter went with her boyfriend to Berlin and they had a great time!

They were stunned by all the different graffiti all over.

I used only SODAlicious and ILS products.

The only colour added - neon orange!

I just LOVE using those "kartotek" cards as a background.

Katherine had prepared some lovely sizzix shapes to go with the theme.

I love this style and it is really very easy to make.

We had a lovely day together - next time the whole group will meet, will be in december for a "cool" christmas decoration - any good ideas?
Wishing you all some nice and sunny days!


Montag, 23. September 2013

my letter G for the craft barn

Hello again!
Finally I'm back to join the challenge again - this time the letter G, and I used the word geometry. Maybe not my favorite class in school, but now I love those shapes.
So this is my journal page for the dictionary challenge at the craft barn.

Good fun!


Sonntag, 8. September 2013

Art-piaskownica - plush toy

I have to show you this little "bear"(?), my lovely daughter Emilie made for me. She believes it will bring me luck.... So, no artwork from me but instead FOR me; - I join the challenge at art-piaskownica with this little plush toy.