August 2018 - Swedish House Crafts


Friday, 31 August 2018

Crayfish Party!

Did you know?

It is common to go to a crayfish party at the end of August in Sweden. This is a party where people eat crayfish. They often drink a glass of spirits with their meal. This is called nubbe or snaps. At the same time, they usually sing songs called nubbevisor or snapsvisor.

We don't have any crayfish in the Swedish House Crafts shop but we do have some other fish by Laserowe - and plenty of mermaids. #tbt when Donna made this beautiful lollipop here using the Pion Deisgns Legends of the Sea papers.

Happy crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

 #tbt  Santa in the photobooth! | By Lynn

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

#tbt Santa's mailbox | By Olga

#tbt When Olga made Santa's mailbox - isn't it just so cute! You can find her video on how she made it here. We are so fortunate to have Olga and her wonderful videos - they are worth watching over and over again.

Happy crafting from The Swedish House Crafts DT.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

#tbt More Santa head gift bags | By Donna

As promised yesterday we are back with more Christmas ideas and another gift bag suitable for your table or to give a small gift. 

#tbt last year when Donna made this trio of lovely bags using these products:

This is how Donna used them:- These little bags were so much fun to make. I am going to make another two of them ready for the big day! I will be filling them with chocolate Santas, and placing them on the table on Christmas day, for each of the individuals that I made them for.

Happy crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Monday, 27 August 2018

#tbtSanta gift bag | By Laurigami

Today we have a Bank Holiday in the UK - so why not start your Christmas crafting if you haven't already! #tbt last year when Laurigami was prepared, be like Laurigami and make some pretty bags to put gifts on your table for your guests.

Lauri used gummiapan-stamp-santas-head-large for her bag. Unfortunately the die she used for the wreath was so very popular it is sold out, it's one of my own personal faves too.

This week will feature more #tbt Christmas crafting to give you ideas.

Happy crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Friday, 24 August 2018

#tbt Be kind | By Nancy

Thursday, 23 August 2018

#tbt Gummiapan gift boxes and lanterns | By Olga

Our #tbt today is all the way back to June 2017! When Olga made these beautiful gift boxes with the Gummiapan die. Then look how she also used them as a decoration - magical. 

Have a look at Olga's tutorial on the original post here for how she did it. Unfortunately that box is sold out now but this is a similar one Gummiapan Dies - Little Gift Box. You need to be quick to get these lovely items at Swedish House Crafts - especially while the sale is on!

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

#tbt Gummiapan Fruit Dies | By Olga

Today we are going back to March for our #tbt from Olga. This is just one of the pretty little milk cartons she decorated with these fab dies. For the original post with links to the products and video on how she did it see here.

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

 #tbt  Using Gummiapan box dies | By Suha

Today's #tbt is a useful post to see again, as Suha shows us how the different Gummiapan box dies are assembled. Sometimes we need a little help! Click here to see it again.

Look out over the next couple of days for #tbt makes using box dies. Or if you can't wait just search for "box" in the Swedish House Crafts shop and you will find the ones that are available.

Happy crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Monday, 20 August 2018

#tbt Lovely emojis - OK Tilda  | By Sabrina

Hello everyone

Welcome to #tbt with Lovely Emojis OK Tilda coloured by Sabrina. You can see how she did the colouring in her video on the original post here. We are so lucky to have Sabrina on the DT to show us how she does the colouring - watch and learn!

Happy crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Don't forget the sale is still on until 16 September!

Friday, 17 August 2018

#tbt Shaker card | By Lynn

Thursday, 16 August 2018

#tbt no line colouring OK Tilda | By Becky

#tbt today is Becky sharing with us OK Tilda with no line colouring. This is a technique I've still to try so I thought it was worth revisiting this as a reminder for anyone else who still wants to try too. At the time of writing OK Tilda is still available, but not many! Things are selling out fast in the sale.

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

#tbt Grandma's Attic | By Nancy

#tbt today is all the way back to Sept 2017! This box by Nancy is too beautiful not to see again though. She's used Pion Design Grandma's attic papers to decorate the box and tags. It's one way of keeping hold of all those images you don't want to part with lol! You can see the original post here.

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Get Whale Soon | By Lou.

Good Morning everyone!

Suha gave the DT August off but I love to create so much for SHC that I made this Get Whale Soon make using the super sweet little whale and his sentiment from the Gummiapan Animal Kit sheet B stamp set. It is still one of my favourite sets to use because of those fabulous bold stamping lines you get.

Here's a closer look at the whale! I added a little glossy accent to his balloon, I love it!! I decided to paper piece my elephant to add some extra fun to the card. I love paper piecing and this stamp set is perfect for it with those gorgeous bold ink lines. I stamped him onto a scrap of patterned paper from my bits box and then fussy cut him out with my scissors. I also stamped him out on white cardstock so once I had cut him out with the Gummiapan Animal Kit B Matching Dies he would still stand proud from the little circle of design paper behind him.

I used hot glue to stick the paper pieced whale onto the white die cut so that when it dried he popped out a little. Then I squeezed some glossy accents onto his little spout and arranged some beads from my stash to make him a 3D little spray. To keep those on safe, I then glossy accented over the top of them too.

I love the swooshy font on the Get Whale Soon sentiment, it's so pretty. I stamped it on another scrap of design paper from the same pad in my stash and then cut it with a die, also from my stash...I have a good lot of stash to play with!!!! 

I love to liven my cards up by distressing the layers. All I do is run my scissor blade down them to 'fluff' them up. It looks especially nice when you glue a little piece of scrap design paper behind the curled up tears in the paper. I love this effect.

Thank you for popping in on my creation. #tbt posts will be back tomorrow!

Links to products I used-

Monday, 13 August 2018

 #tbt  Pion The World Awaits | By Anna Sigga

#tbt Anna Sigga's gorgeous wallet that she made back in April. This picture shows the inside of the wallet and all those wonderful Pion The World Awaits papers. You can see the original post here and the Laserowe pieces she used on the cover.

Links to the products Anna used:

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT

Friday, 10 August 2018

#tbt Pillow box | By Donna

The #tbt today is one of the most popular posts we have had on the Swedish House Crafts Blog so I thought we should share it again. Donna made a tutorial to show us how to make this sweet pillow box. It doesn't have to be for Christmas - you can make it for any time of the year. You can find the tutorial here.

Links to the products Donna used:

Thursday, 9 August 2018

 #tbt Pop up Box  | By Liz

This is the fab box that Liz made for a 16th birthday for a boy. Loving all the stars and candles and the gorgeous Maja monochrome papers. Of course you could easily change it up for a girl too!

Did you know that Swedish House Crafts has a Facebook group? Why not come along and join us and show us your makes. Just search for Swedish House Crafters

Links to products Liz used

Happy Crafting Swedish House Crafts DT

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

#tbt Sunbeam Tilda | By Tamara

Hello everyone

Today the #tbt is from Tamara with Tilda Sunbeam. Isn't she just adorable teamed with the Maja Monochrome papers. You can find the original post and links to the items Tamara used for this make here. Due to the sale stocks are limited and so some items may no longer be available.

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts Design Team.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

#tbt Tilda Book | By Suha

Morning everyone,

Lynn the DT co-ordinator here again today. It's not very often that we get to see makes by Suha as she is so busy. So I thought it was worth a #tbt post for this fabulous book she made back in April.

Before I go the DT would also like to take this opportunity to thank Suha for letting us design with the wonderful products from the store. She's a great boss!

Here are the links to the products she used:

Monday, 6 August 2018

#tbt WANTED! Santa | By Olga

Is it too early for Christmas? No!, not when you are a crafter, right?

For our #tbt post today I chose this fantastic wanted poster style card by Olga. You can see her original post and of course video right here.

Olga used the wonderful and original Gummiapan Santa head stamp. There is also a matchable Santa head die.

If it really is too early for Christmas for you then look how Olga used Santa the other day. Santa is not just for Christmas! You can find the post here.

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Friday, 3 August 2018

#tbt Fairytale | By Sabrina

Hello everyone

Today the #tbt post is a beautiful card by Sabrina using the Gummiapan stamp L. Fairytale. Sabrina really brought the stamp to life, if you want to see exactly how she did it there is a video in the original post here.

Happy Crafting from all the SHC DT