lördag 31 december 2011

Challenge Inspiration #6

Final inspiration today - last day of our challenge!!! Hurry up and join us!

Today Monica will be your inspiration by bringing you TWO cards made from our sketches!
The first is made following a sketch by Elli. She's used Blomma, dubbel (S12) and the sentiment Du är en pärla (T17) -  (You're a gem).

Tomorrow afternoon we will let you know who won!
Now all that remains to do is to wish you all


fredag 30 december 2011

Challenge inspiration #5

Hello there!

The inspiration for today is brought to you by Päivi and myself actually. The sketches we followed can easily be found in our sketch book.

This is my card and I used Bili's sketch. I dug out one of my faves here; Trolla Kalasfin (S74). I have so many favourites from Stämpelkällan it's hard to choose one really...

Now hop on over to our challenge and enter!!! :D

torsdag 29 december 2011

Challenge Inspiration #4

Hello hello hello!

Thursday today - that means there's only three days left to make something for our X-mas challenge (nothing christmasy is required though)!

We've got more projects to show you today, made by our fabulous DT! Today's cards are made by Pillan and Tesa, and of course they've used sketches from our sketchbook and stamps from Stämpelkällan!

First up; Pillan!
 Her sketch was made by Monica, and she used the stamp Three tiered Cake (S35).

Tesa's card was made following the sketch by Maiden. A lovely, serene card using the stamps Angel on clouds (A62) and Gratulerar (T31).

Tomorrow we will show you more projects to inspire! Welcome back!!! :)

onsdag 28 december 2011

Challenge Inspiration #3

Here we go again! My lovely DT's have been busy... Today's crafts to inspire you were made by Joyce and Maiden.

Let's start with Joyce's card;
 She made a lovely gift bag following the sketch by Elli. The stamps used are Julroshörne1 (J18) and X-text; Merry Christmas (J10).

Maiden was inspired by Madame Ink's sketch, and I love what she's done with the butterfly! The stamps are Kalaspingla med boa (S64) and Kraaam på dig (T105).

So don't forget us now, check out the X-mas challenge and join in!!!

tisdag 27 december 2011

Top followers!!!

And what do I see??? Our followers have been increasing the last couple of days and we are now facing a draw! ;)

One random follower will get a gift certificate for 500 SEK to spend in the Stämpelkällan shop! And with the help of Mr. Random, that follower iiiiis....


Yay!!! Congratulations!!! Please send Annika an email (annika@stampelkallan.com) and she will then get the gift certificate to you. Put "winner of follower gift certificate" as your email topic. :)

Ok, the next draw will be at 300 followers, so keep telling your friends about us! :D

Challenge Inspiration #2

Hello all!
Time to inspire you a bit again and pursuade you to join in on our christmas challenge!!! :)

Today's inspiration is coming from Cattiegirl and Jaana:

Cattiegirl used my sketch and Jaana used Bic's and you can find these and many more in our Sketch book where we collect all of our sketches.

Cattiegirl and Jaana have used Stämpelkällan stamps of course, Vera surprise (C29) and Fairy Idun- Whoops! (S81).

Welcome back tomorrow if you are still wanting for inspiration... You are of course welcome back anyhow, not just... Well, you know what I mean right? ;)

måndag 26 december 2011

Challenge Inspiration #1

We hope that you haven't forgotten about our x-mas challenge? Follow the link to read all about it if you haven't yet done so.

We did promise to provide you with some challenge inspiration during the week, and first out is Bili, starting out strong with not just one, but TWO cards!

She used Elli's and Bing's sketches, both of which can also be found in our sketch book!
All of the stamps she's used can be found in the shop of course; Carpe Diem (T115), Tag with swirls (A35), Ett stort Grattis (T1) and Grattisbakgrund (T22).

söndag 25 december 2011

Advent Calendar winner!

A modest five entrants this week... Not very surprising though, considering that yesterday was Christmas eve after all. :)

We do have a winner out of the five, and that winner is...

Lena Adolphsson

Yay! Congratulations on winning a bunch of stamps from Stämpelkällan.

A huge thank you to all of you that has been joining us these few weeks, and we hope that you will stay with us during next year as well!

lördag 24 december 2011

Advent Calendar

Last and final image!!!
Lets see if you have found them all, here's the last one;
Find the extra stamp in the shop, write the article number down. Then add all of your article numbers together and you should get a sum that you will email me (susanne@stampelkallan.com)! We will present a winner tomorrow around 3 pm (CET).

Now there's only one thing left for us to do today... That is to wish you all a

The DT will be having some time off, but as long as the christmas challenge (you have seen our Christmas challenge, haven't you?) is up and running we will show you at least one project per day here, so if you lack some inspiration, we will always be here for you!!! ;)

fredag 23 december 2011

A different Friday...

Usually on Fridays we are giving away a stamp and show you what you might make with that stamp... Not today though...
Today we are challenging you.

We'd like you to rummage around the sketches that can be found on this blog, either if you use our sketch book (link on top of the page) or if you want to find one on your own by browsing through the posts. Use one of the sketches and make something (does NOT have to be christmas themed). Of course we would like you to use our stamps as well. We are offering a small digi freebie just in case you haven't gotten any of our stamps yet, but of course there are plenty to choose from in the shop...

This is the freebie that we are offering for a limited time only:
(Edit: Since the challenge is now over, he's no longer available as a digi freebie.)
He is called Vilgot and he's also available in rubber right here!

To recap:
Create a new project
Use one of our sketches
Use (at least) one of our stamps
Blog your project, linking back to us
Come back here and leave us a comment before midnight Dec 31st!
It would also be great if you would join our blog as a follower if you haven't already. For every fifty new followers we are giving one random follower a gift certificate! As I am writing this we are only 2 followers away from a draw!!!
And what will the prize be?
How about a gift certificate for Stämpelkällan Stamps for 500 SEK!!!
A random winner will be drawn Jan 1st, and will be presented Sunday evening.

We hope that many of you will participate. Good luck everyone!!! :)

Advent Calendar

Tomorrow's the big day (in Sweden anyway, I know things are a bit different abroad... ;).
I have two more stamps for you to find, one today and the last one will appear tomorrow. Find them in the shop and write the article number down.
Check back a bit later today, we will host a challenge during christmas, and of course we'd like as many as possible of you to take part! We will tell you all about it later. :)

torsdag 22 december 2011

Zig Zag Christmas card

Hi there! Still time to make this year's final x-mas cards!? ;-)...I love this cute santa (Jul -Tomte med lykta och käpp) who's so useful and fun to colour! This time I made a kind of zig zag fold card with plastic and put the greeting (X-Text: God jul och gott nytt år) on top adhered with "glossy accents".

A Merry, merry {and creative} Christmas to All of You!
/Guest DT Cattiegirl

Advent Calendar

Thursday today, just two more days to go!!!
Got another stamp for you to find today. Here's the image, let's see if you can find the stamp in the shop!!!

Come back again tomorrow to get the next stamp.

onsdag 21 december 2011

Three days 'til Chrismas...

Yep! And finally we have a bit of snow here. Last year the first snow fell in the beginning of November and didn't go away until late March. This year we haven't even seen the shadow of a snowflake unless it's been used on a project!!! But now, finally, it look as if we will get a white christmas.

 These projects were done quite a while ago... The first one is a small box I made for a gift certificate. It's about 7x7 cm, and the card is then, obviously, slightly smaller.

I have used two stamps from Stämpelkällan, "Santa on bauble (J95)" and "Grankvist med hängande hjärtan/liten (J27a)".

The card below was real quick to make, no colouring involved at all! I only used leftover pieces of DP for the little squares, a perfect way to get rid of those little pieces that are too big to throw away, but too small to use... These little sqares was cut at 2,2 cm and mounted on a 10x10 cm white sqare. The background is ordinary white, smooth cardstock, normally used for albums. I embossed it using Cuttlebug's snowflake embossingfolder, and then distressed the edges a bit with ink.

The stamp I've used (the star) is one of my absolute favourite christmas stamps from Stämpelkällan, and you can find it here!

I will be back friday with a little extra something, so I won't wish you a Merry Christmas just yet. Until then, take care! :)

Christmas wreath

A few weeks ago our project of the week was to make christmas wreaths. My mum fell ill however, and my wreath was never published because of that. Well, life happens...

I thought I'd show you what I did though...
I made a paper wreath, using twisted newspaper sheets as a base, then covering it with thin strips of DP. It's not very big, and it's not very... round, but it's got a certain charm as well. The stamp I've used is one of our Christmas sentiments; X-Text: God jul och gott nytt år, stående med hjärtan (J15). Then I used loads of snowflakes, and I was planning on adding a few stamps behind the snowflakes as background, but I never got around to that. I might add them for next year... And glitter. It definitly needs more glitter! :)

Advent Calendar

Day three, and another stamp has made it's appearance in our advent calendar image... Find it in the shop and make sure to note the article number!

Have a nice wednesday everyone!!! :)

tisdag 20 december 2011

Tuesday Tip - Selfmade Paper Buttons


today it is my turn to show you the Tuesday- Tip.

And I would show you selfmade Paper- Buttons with Stamps or Punches.

At the picture below you can see what I need to do my buttons.

- Cardstock or Heavy Weight Paper

- Rubberstamps for the Buttons (Mushrooms [little], [big]; little feet and snowstars)

- Ink Pad

- Glue

- Crystal Lacquer or Utee for 3D

- scissors or cutter

- thread

1. Stamp the motif you need on the Cardstock, for 1Button 1x for 2Buttons 2x etc.

2. Cut out your motif ( I colored the first one).

3. Then glue the first one on the next piece of paper.

my uncolored version *lol* glue on the paper.

4. Cut the paper around your first motif .

Do this 3 or 4 times. You can use very well your remaining pieces.

for the little gras I'll take the cutter

and after 2 time gluing, I punch the little buttonholes.

Then ....glue, ....cut, ....glue, ....cut and take your Crystal Lacquer on the first motif.

Close up on the lacquerd button.

The same procedure by the punches.

1. Punch 3 or 4 pieces/ button.

Glue...., glue...., glue ;o)

punch the buttonholes ....

take the Crystal Lacquer on ....

and the individuell buttons are ready for your coming project

I wish you all a wonderful and joyfull Christmastime.

Advent Calendar

Hi all!
Time again to go looking for a stamp in the shop and write down the article number!

Not too hard to see what stamp to look for, is it? ;)
Coma back again tomorrow for another one!

måndag 19 december 2011

Christmasweek Monday Sketch

Ho Ho Ho,

this is the week before Christmas

and it is my, Stempeltigger's, turn to show and inspire you by this sketch.

Here is my card,

I used this Elf stamps and this Text stamp.

That’s all for me today hope to see you back tomorrow for the Tuesday tip.

I wish all a Peaceful and Joyful Christmas!!

Advent Calendar!

Time for the last week in our advent event!!! And to round it up we'll do a remake of the first week. We want you to find the extra stamp added in the image, look it up in the shop and write down that article number! Hang on to it for the next few days and come back each day until christmas to find the rest.