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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Shabby Chic The Gummiapan Way |  By Vicky
Hello there, hope you are all well.

I'm here today with my first official post for Swedish House Crafts wooooo hooooooo. I made this card a couple of weeks ago before I went on holiday using lots of products from SHC.

I was going to make a Magnolia card as Suha has sooooooo many gorgeous Magnolia stamps and dies but then I decided to use some Gummiapan products which I'm getting addicted to. Their stamps stamp perfectly every time and their dies cut brilliantly.......I love them......the best bit is the price, great products at a fantastic price!!!

So here's my card, a bit of shabby chic the Gummiapan way ;-)

The papers are Pion Design Easter Collection, I love this whole collection and all the sheets can be used for all year round.......as you can see. Every sheet really is so so pretty.
On my 2nd layer I used the Gummiapan Old Paper die, on some of the little splits I distressed and made them slightly bigger so I could put bits of lace underneath.....this is an excellent way of using up scraps of lace you have lying around.....I never throw anything lol.
I very slightly distressed the whole layer and inked it up with Pumice Stone distress ink, concentrating it more in the little splits/rips.
For the sentiment I used Gummiapan 'Without Change There Would Be No Butterflies'....I lurve this sentiment. I stamped with Versa onto vellum and then added white embossing powder and cut it out using oval dies. I then made a frame using two oval dies to attach it to. The right side of the oval is popped up onto a tiny foam pad to keep it raised.

For the large butterflies I used the Gummiapan Butterfly Morpho large and again using versamark and vellum, I used white and pink embossing powder and then fussy cut them out. Once they are cut out I then gently creased the vellum either side of the body to fold the wings up and glue onto a flat butterfly.

The little butterflies were made using Gummiapan Butterfly Morpho small and Gummiapan Butterfly Monarch small and again I slightly creased them either side of the body to give them dimension as though they are flying.

The rectangle was cut using the Gummiapan Stitched Rectangles, I cut out a piece from Pion Design paper first and then I used two different sized dies and made a frame to go on top. I also added flowers, Magnolia leaves and some twine and lace to finish the shabby chic look to this card.
The bottom layer I distressed slightly and then machine stitched all around.

I hope I have give you some inspiration. Why not grab a cuppa, sit in a comfy chair and pop on over to Swedish House Crafts where you can find lots of fantastic Swedish Products........all links to items are below and will take you straight to them. The prices really are fantastic and you will get lots more for your money and postage is fast!!! What more could us crafters want ;-)

You can find my blog here

Products used on this card with links are below........

                                                                                                Easter Greetings - Easter Basket (reverse)
                                                                                                Easter Greetings - By The Cherry Tree
                                                                                                Easter Greetings - Cherry Blossom




Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Country Tilda Sitting On Grandpa's Porch | By Donna
Hello, everyone!
I'm here today on Swedish House Crafts blog with my "Tuesday Craft Smorgasboard" DT creation.
I have made a card featuring Country Tilda masked with Grandpa's Porch. I have used lots of other gorgeous products from Swedish House Crafts on my card.
Links to the products used are in the text, and can be found at the end of my post.


For the shape of my card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5, and Maja Design "Walking In The Forest" papers.
I have die cut, and layered the papers using Gummiapan stitched squares, and Gummiapan stitched banners, and matted them onto the base to create the layout of my card.
The pretty lace that I have adhered behind the image is from my craft stash.


I coloured the image with Prismacolor and polychromos pencils, and used Gummiapan Angelpost to stamp the top left, and right corners.
I used a Gummiapan stitched square die to cut the image.
I die cut another of the stitched squares using the design papers, and stitched around the outside using white top stitch thread. I then matted the image onto it with 3D foam tape. I die cut a third square, again using the design papers, and adhered that under the second stitched square.
The butterfly that I have cut out is included in one of the sheets of "Walking In The Forest" papers.
The pearls are from my stash.


I used Gummiapan flowers die, and "Walking In The Forest" papers to make the flowers.
To make the flowers crumpled, I first sprayed them with water, then curled them together, and let them dry. Once the flowers were assembled, I used a pricking tool to make a hole in the centre, and pushed some stamens through.
I used Doohickey country leaves dies to cut the foliage that I have placed between the flowers.


I filled a corked glass bottle with Pikaby mini beads, and tied a bow around it with vax cord.


Inside the card is decorated too.

I hope I have inspired you to get creative?

Thank you for visiting today!

Below is a list of the products that I have used on my card from Swedish House Crafts.
Click onto the links to take you directly to the products.

You can find my blog HERE
























Monday, 21 August 2017

Aladdin Tilda | By Becky
Good moring everyone, Becky here with you this morning with a card made with Aladdin Tilda from the I Believe in Unicorns collection.


I have also used papers from the latest Maja Design collection, from both the 6x6 paper pad and also from the 12x12 sheet of Jeans & Shirt.


Tilda has been coloured with my Inktense pencils to match the papers, and I have used one of the dies from the Nesting Round Circles from Roxstamps.


I have tucked one of these cute heart dies in with the flowers, and fastened some white paper thread to it.


As part of my flowers I also have some gold bearded stamen, white curled roses, white stamen, rose buds, and some daisies.


Thank you so much for stopping by,

Hugs,

Becky x


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Romantic Altered Matchbox | By Clair
It's time for me to share the first of my Design Team makes for Swedish House Crafts - and I could not be more thrilled! I could not have been happier with the selection of new (to me) collections that I received to work with - Gummiapan, Magnolia Stamps, Maja Design, Pion Design, Reprint and Roxstamps! Lots of romantic colours and textures; new and interesting stamps; amazing dies and some really lovely embellishments!


The first make I have to share is this cute, little 'Romantic Altered Matchbox'. I used to make these little lovelies *all* of the time, but I haven't made one for so, so long!


The base of the matchbox is covered in one of the small florals from the Maja Design, Sofiero, Limited Edition Collection (shown below.) You can see that I've also used the same floral to cover the inside of the drawer. It's so soft and delicate. I'll be so sad when I have used it all!


Once the base was covered, I started to add embellishments - the best bit! I used more of the Maja Design, Sofiero, Limited Edition Collection with a Gummiapan Die (Rounded Large Twig) to make some leaves, then added a few hand-cut and coloured leaves to add a little depth.


I added some of my own handmade linen and lace flower embellishments, then tucked in some beautiful Coral Pink/Primrose Paper Flowers and Vintage White Paper Flowers to add a little colour.


To finish, I used more of the Maja Design, Sofiero, Limited Edition Collection to make a butterfly embellishment and added a Large Round Brad to the drawer for effect!


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Set of Lovely Magnolia cards | By Anna Sigga
Hi fellow crafty lovers. Today is all about those sweet stamps from Magnolia.


I have never owned a single Magnolia stamp ever until I found Swedish House Crafts - I knew they were out there but I never bought one because I thought I wouldn't like them. Boy was I wrong!



I got these adorable stamps  - Miracle Love Tilda & Cloudy Love Tilda - in a DT package and I decided to give these little cuties a go.


I had so much fun colouring them with my Clean Colour markers that I made two cards using two different Pion Design paper collections.


No vintage inspired card is really ready until you add some flowers, ink, a touch of sparkliness and an inked doily.


Thanks for stopping by today and if you are looking for more inspiration from me you can check out my YouTube channel and of course my blog: Scrappalicious.



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Monday, 14 August 2017

Sweet Pants Tilda - birthday card | By Laurigami

Hello


I present to you my card that was made for Swedish House Crafts.
I used "Sweet pants Tilda" from the new collection "Yay, it's your birthday".
With a little birthday message on a tag.


The colouring is done using Copics.



Tilda is available in the shop, as well as a lot of the products used to make the card.

Thank you for visiting .

hugs
laurigami

Supplies used