tisdag 31 januari 2012


Today I'll show you how to make
simple backgrounds with watercolours.

I've used watercolour-pencils for my first card.
Just stamp your image on any white, ( or coloured ), paper,
with any waterproof dye.

I used 3 shades of my favourite colour,
and gently coloured over the stamped image.

Grab a water-pen or a brush
and slightly wet the colours,
til they meet.

And here is the finished card !

The result depends on which
quality the paper has,
so just dare to experiment !

In my next card I used my daughters watercolours.
You see; everything works, it doesn't have to
be some expensive colours,
( and Distress-ink also works ! )

This one is messy,
so cover the surface under your paper.

Use a lot of water in a brush  or a water-pen.
Pick up colour, a lot of that too,
and just splash it over the paper,
with help from your fingers, if needed.

Try using shades of one colour
or mix them however you like.

These are the cards I made
with this technique:

Please leave your link in the comments,
if you use one of these techniques,
I'd really like to see your creation !

( Used stamps: "Mc glidare"


måndag 30 januari 2012

Sketch-time again !

Hi !
It's my turn to try to inspire you all,
with a sketch.
As you may have noticed,
I like to keep it simple
and this time is no exception.....

I used the beautiful stamps
on my card:

I hope to see you here again tomorrow !

söndag 29 januari 2012

Winner of Stamp of the week

It is time to announce the winner of the Stamp of the week. This weeks stamp was this beautiful "Leaf" stamp. As usual I used Random.org to help me to pick a winner :) And the winner is......

Please email your name and address to Annica (annika@stampelkallan.com).
and put "Winner stamp of the week - Leaf" as your subject.

lördag 28 januari 2012

Project of the week - Romantic dinner setting

It is Saturday and time to show you our Project of the week. This week the project is Romantic dinner settings.

Joyce dinner setting, she used the stamp "GS5 Sans Design"

Mia used the stamps "Hjärta med fåglar" och "Hjärta1, enkel"

Benita used the stamp "Hjärta3, dubbelhjärta med små hjärtan"

And I, Päivi, used the stamp "Hjärta6, på rad"

As you can see there is a lot of stamps to use for example for your Valentine´s Day dinner setting or for your Valentine´s Day cards. So head over to the shop and look around for theese and a lot of more beautiful stamps. :)

And a reminder :) You do remember your DT call, do you? Read more about it here :)

Have a beutiful day!!!

fredag 27 januari 2012

Stamp of the week - Leaf

Hi folks
It is Friday and time to raffle a new stamp. This weeks stamp is "Löv, liten" and it is such a useful stamp. Just check out the wonderful work from the DT:s

To get a chance to win this stamp just make a comment in this post before midnight Saturday (January 28). 

And now to the inpiration from the DT:s. Do sit down and enjoy :)

Wonderful card from Benita.

This beautiful card is made by Joyce

Mias wonderful card have also the stamps "Lova grows" and "Katter på staket"

And I, Päivi, made a mini layout

Have a nice day!!!

torsdag 26 januari 2012

Babyshoes and a Tag

This is the first time I tried to do this babyshoes. It was a bit tricky, but after a while I managed to get them together. Made a matching Tag with the stamp "Välkommen till världen".

I gave this to my friend and her newborn babygirl! It was very appreciated...

onsdag 25 januari 2012

Jag och en vän till mig satt en dag och pratade lite över en kaffe, hon berättad om en konstnär härifrån Alingsås som målar hus på moln.... Jag såg tavlorna och de har liksom funnits kvar i mitt huvud sen dess, jag kände att jag ville göra min egen tolkning av dem... Så såhär blev det.... Det är meningen att han ska få detta kortet så fort jag fått tummen ur och skrivit det där brevet som ska följa med...

kramar Bing


Här har jag använt många stämplar igen, inget ovanligt när det gäller mig.... Ludde med skylt (A40), texten är handskriven.... Krukbuske 1 (S20), krukbuske 2 (S21), krukbuske 3 (S22), staket (A2), groda mini (S25), kanin luktar på tulpaner (P6), pippin sitter (S75a) svamp stor (S52) , svamp liten (S52a), stubbe (C31), blomster (S96) och blomster liten (S97)...  Jag började med att sätta ett bakgrundspapper på burken, sen satte jag dit några buskar som jag ville skulle sitta direkt på pappret.... framför satte jag staketet och sen började jag sätta dit lite av varje ovanpå det... använde många 3D-kuddar kan man säga... För att kuddarna skulle sitta fast ordentligt på den runda burken så limmade jag fast dem på motivet och sen även innan jag satte fast dem på burken... Man får sitta och hålla fast det en liten stund så att det verkligen sitter där.....

kramar Bing

A cute little hug!

This is my newest cutie: I just couldn't resist him any longer!

In the corners of the pink paper I stamped a part of Text med ros, another very useful stamp I can't manage without =) Last but not least -another newly shopped text (had to have something for the sign you know!): Kram. (means "hug" in Swedish)

To make the card less flat I used some 3D cusions for the mouse and some extra for his feet.

Any of you who recognize the feeling of "can't live without that stamp-feeling"??!

By the way - do not miss the chance to apply for DT/GDT!! It's so much fun to be part of Stämpelkällan =) You still have time even if it's closing up: last day is 29th of Januari.

Bye for now // Monica =)


A boy is born and a card sent to congratulate the parents. My client did not think it would be light blue, but turquoise, a color that I think may be a bit difficult. I used the Bubben and color laid on with promarkers pen. Decorated with cherry blossom and die-cut flower and foliage in dark turquoise. It would not be any text on the card.

tisdag 24 januari 2012

Tuesday tip by Mia-

Tisdag, och dags för ett nytt tips.
Idag tänkte jag dela med mig av en beskrivning av hur man gör ett litet mjölkpaket.
Tuesday and time for a new tip.
Today I would like to share a tutorial on how to make a milk cartoon.
Använd ett papper som skärs till 7x11 inches.
Den långa sidan bigas vid 2,5" 5" 7" och 10"
Den korta sidan bigas vid 2" 5" och 6,5"
Om du inte har en papperskärare eller linjal med inches så använd 2,5cm för varje inch.
Det blir lite matematik men inte sååå avancerat ;)
Use a paper in size 7x11 inches.
On the long end score the paper at 2,5" 5" 7" and 10"
The short end is scored at 2" 5" and 6,5"
If you don't have a papercutter or ruler with inches use 2,5cm for every inch.
You'll have to do a bit of math but not sooo advanced ;)

Här har jag försökt att visa var du skall skära (de helstreckade linjerna) och var du skall biga.
Here I've tried to ilustrate where to cut (whole lines) and where to score.

När du är klar med detta moment ser ditt papper ut som ovan.
Den nedre delen av papret har jag alltså skurit upp till nästa bigning och dessa
fyra "flärpar" kommer att bli botten på ditt paket.
When you've done this part your paper will look like above.
The lower part I've cut until the score and theese four flaps will become the
bottom of your carton.

Innan du monterar ihop paketet dekorerar du enligt önskemål
 och sätter dubbelhäftande tejp på framsidan av flärparna, enligt bild.
Before you assemble your carton, decorate as desired.
Then you put adhesive on the front flaps according to picture.

Jag har använt stämplar som passar en tonårstjej, "Lisa lyssnar på CD" och
Sätt ihop kartongen och stoppa i nåt som passar mottagaren.
Voilà, en söt liten gåvobox!
I've used stamps that will suite a teenagegirl, "Lisa lyssnar på CD" och
Assemble the carton and fill it with something nice.
Voilà, a cute giftbox!

Hugs Mia

måndag 23 januari 2012

Veckans skiss à la Mia

Ny vecka och min tur att dela med mig av en skiss.
Denna veckan har jag gjort en ganska ren modell.
A new week and my turn to share a sketch with you.
This time I made it CAS (clean and simple).

Detta är min egen tolkning av skissen.
Jag har använt mig av "Bella Notte" textbakgrund och runt kanten har
jag stämplat snöflingor.
This is my own interpretation of the sketch.
I've used the "Bella Notte" sentiment and around the edges
I've stamped snowflakes.

Det var allt från mig för idag men kika in imorgon igen för ett tisdags-tips.


That's all for today but tomorrow I'm back with a Tuesday tip.

söndag 22 januari 2012

We have a winner!!!

We have now found this weeks winner, me and my reliable friend "Random" =)

The one who will create beautiful things with these two stamps is.....


Skønne stempler og endnu flottere kort...
Knuz Carina

We hope you will have lots of fun with them!
Please email your name and address to Annica at (annika@stampelkallan.com).
Put "winner stamp of the week Bulan + text" as your subject.

Enjoy the evening! // Monica

lördag 21 januari 2012

project of the week/Giftwrapping

Today we want to give you some ideas how to use stamps when wrapping presents. It's so fun to find other ways to use all the beautiful stamps besides cardmaking and LOs!!

Elli is first one out and she has created a paper with a lot of different stamps:

This is my wrapping (Monica):

This is Tesas pretty present:

Krona, kung

Finally Pillan is showing you her present:

She's made the beautiful paper with the help of Distressrefillers after embossing the stamps.

Klockbakgrund, Tag med swirlar

We hope we've inspired you to use the stamps even more and this really make the presents a lot more personal I think!

Have fun =) // Monica

fredag 20 januari 2012

Finally Friday!!!

Hello everyone!
It's Friday again and this week we give you the opportunity to win two (!!!) stamps: both"Bulan" and "Lycka till" Isn't it great?!!
All you have to do is leave us a comment before Saturday at midnight.

A little reminder before I show you the cards we made - you can still apply for GuestDT!!! More about this you find in the sidebar. Don't miss this -it's a lot of fun =)

Todays first card is made by Bic:

The next one is mine (Monica):

Happiness and Hjärta på rad you'll find in the shop.

Elli made a flowery card:

Tesa made a Vintage-card:

Klockbakgrund and Text med ros are also used.

Last but not least is Pillan:

She has used another version of Lycka till, which you find in the shop.

The winner will be announced on Sunday but I hope you'll be back tomorrow to see this weeks' project!!
Wish you a sunny weekend // Monica =)