Swedish House Crafts


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Same but different - round 2  |  By Nathalie and Céline

Here are Nathalie and Céline to share with you our cards made for Swedish House Crafts.
As you know, every month we challenge ourselves to do two different cards using the same stuff:- same paper collection, same dies, same stamps, same embellies...

Here's what we created this month.

Here is what we both used to create these two different looks:-

And now some close ups of our cards, to show you the details.

Products we used:-
Papers : neenah classic crest solar white, Maja design - Denim and Friends
Stamps : Magnolia Tilda with flower in her pocket
Dies : Nesting Stitched Rectanglesleaves, Lovely Umbrella, Pinwheel 3D,
Flowers : fabric die cut daisy blue

Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Watercolour Cards With Gummiapan Stamps | By Clair
Hello! Today I want to share my very first watercolour card!

I started with a base of the Crafter's Companion Watercolour Card, which I wet a little (but not too much) then added some rich Purple, Navy and Turquoise watercolours to my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. (These are available for Pre-Order and I recommend them wholeheartedly. Positioning is so simple!) Once I had added the watercolour, I smooshed (my technical term!) it around a little to mix the colours, then "stamped" it onto the wet Watercolour Card. You can try this technique with inks and a little water as well!

Once this colour had dried, I used some White watercolour to add 'Falling Snow'.

I used all of this drying time to add my Gummiapan Stamps to some EZ Mount Foam. It's the first time I've used EZ Mount, but it really lives up to it's name :)

Once the watercolour had dried, I added some detail with my favourite Gummiapan Stamps and some Tsukineko Inks. To create the woodland effect, I started with the smallest tree in the set and the London Fog Tsukineko Ink, then stamped more than once to make the most of the ink and the faded look added to the misty effect!

I used the medium tree in the set with a mixture of London Fog Tsukineko Ink and Tuxedo Black Tsukineko Ink. Finally, I added a mixture of trees, using only the Tuxedo Black Tsukineko Ink

Nature to me, reminds me to breathe and relax, so I decided to add a small sentiment with the Gummiapan Live In The Moment, Love Life Stamp to a little bit of my favourite Crafter's Companion Printable Vellum. I used only a small section of the stamp to add my sentiment (I love how versatile stamps can be) as a reminder to myself!

I used a teeny, tiny little bit of the Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Permanant Glue Tape to add my vellum sentiment to the watercolour card. It's my favourite Glue Tape because it really sticks and it's completely invisible under vellum! One last little sequin and my first watercolour card was finished! 

I think this would be wonderful as a Christmas Card, combined with a nice Christmas Sentiment Stamp, don't you? 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Fall...the Most Beautiful Time of the Year | By Nancy
Hello, friends! It's Nancy here with a new project share!

Don't you just love Fall? The colours, the smells, the food, the temperatures...it's all so wonderful! After a couple of unusually hot weeks, Fall has finally arrived here in Saskatchewan! If I look out into my back yard this is what I see:

Well...I don't actually have any ribbons in my back yard...I'm referring to the apple tree, the leaves, and the colours! ;o) This is the time of year when the apples are being picked and turned into apple sauce and apple pie...and all kinds of yummy goodness!

Okay, that's enough about Fall...let's talk about my card. I stamped this sweet Reprint image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After colouring it with my Spectrum Noir markers, the image was quite bright, and rather Spring-like. I inked over the entire image with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, to give it more of a Fall look. Using the Maja Walking in the Forest Paper, and the Gummiapan Old Paper Dies, I cut some layers. I inked all the edges, and then adhered everything together onto a white card base. The first layer of green was added using foam tape to give it some extra dimension. Then I added a pretty ribbon bow! 

Here's a close-up look at the image. Do you see those little leaves scattered around the base of the first background panel? Those were made using the Gummiapan Flower Die. I cut the middle sized flower out, and just trimmed the flower petals into leaves. I inked the edges, curled them with my fingers, and glued them in place. Aren't they lovely little leaves?

Here's an angle shot to show you the dimension of the layers and the leaves.

Here's one final look at my card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope wherever you live that you take some time to enjoy the beauty of Fall! See you again soon! :o)

Please come visit me at my blog: The Nickel Nook.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Strawberry Advent Calendar | by Olga
Hi there crafty friends!

The project I am sharing today is a Strawberry Advent Calendar. I made it for my 7 year old daughter who loves everything about strawberries.

The little gifts inside are mostly strawberry flavoured sweets, but also some strawberry themed stationery, jewellery and even strawberry socks. :)

In the video below I am demonstrating several ways of gift packaging. The heart of this calendar is several little strawberry shaped boxes. Other types of boxes are embellished to coordinate with them.

I will also show you how I arranged all the assorted bags and boxes into a calendar - look at the photos and a video below!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will find some ideas interesting and useful!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Country Tilda In Her Country Garden | By Liz Marsden
Hi guys, it's my turn today for some more inspiration for Swedish House Crafts.

I love the Country Collection by Magnolia, so I have masked the swing Branch, Happy Swing and Country Tilda together, then I also added the cute Little Westie, this comes with a flower stamp too but this time I haven't used it.

So my image is coloured with my distress re-inkers, .....

.... then I cut out my scene with a Gummiapan die from the Old Papers set.
I used the totally gorgeous papers by Maja Design to match in with the colours on my image, distressing the edges.

I used this fabulous twig with berry die on the front of my image.

then in between a couple of my layers I added the same die which I simply cut up so I could add them on either side of another fabulous die which is a 4 petal flower die, this comes in 5 different sizes, one shown here and another used here on the branch.

For another bit of added interest I cut out the doodled circle die in white card stock and again placed it between my layers.

To finish off my scene I added the adorable Westie stamp as mentioned above, we have a Westie so I couldn't  resist it!!! as well as being handy for all the other Westie lovers out there too.

Full view again.

Products used;

Check out these and all the other gorgeous products over at Swedish House Crafts,

Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Welcome To My Birthday Tilda and Sofiero | By Becky
Good morning everyone, Becky here with you today, and it's already my second post of the month! Where is this year going? My son has started at secondary school, and I have just applied for my daughters place for next year - I really need time to slow down a tad.

YAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY Tilda has been coloured with distress markers to match the Sofiero papers from Maja Design and I have used one of the NESTING STITCHED OVALS from Gummiapan to cut her out.

From the Sofiero collection I have used MAGNIFICENT FLOWER STREET and ROYAL SUMMER RESIDENCE, I have distressed the edges and machine sewn them.

Behind the image I have some cheesecloth and I have used the DOODLE CIRCLE from Gummiapan, and added a bit of Gesso too.

Tucked amongst the flowers I have used a Doohickey HEART TAG.

I like adding height to my flowers, so at the back I have used the Doohickeys GRANDPA'S FLOWER LEAF and COUNTRY LEAVES. Some of the flowers are from my stash, I also have used STRIPED FADED LIGHT PINK FLOWERS and DAISIES.

Thank you so much for popping by, if you click on the products written in CAPITALS then it will take you straight to the product in the store.


Becky xx