onsdag 20 februari 2019

NÅGRA SMÅFYND SAMT JUNK JOURNAL GREJS!

Hej hej därute!
Hoppas ni mår bra, skapar och har massor med inspiration. Sitter och fryser denna onsdag fm och var just "tvungen" att gå och göra mig en balja vaniljkaffe. Ett par värmeljus lyser upp mitt skrivbord. Ingen snö här i södra Sverige, vilket jag tycker är ganska skönt!


För ganska så exakt ett år sedan


Mars 2018


Tänkte skriva på svenska idag, var nog länge sedan sist!  😏



Ni som har en Netto att tillgå, har ni varit där nyligen? Droppade in förra veckan och hittade till min glädje en massa tejp. Har dille på washitejp numera!


Både washi-, glitter- ....


..... och glansig tejp!

I denna del av landet finns en butik som heter Smart Buy, som har allt möjligt. Även lite "bas" pyssel till billiga priser.


Där finns massor med A4 glitterark, har aldrig tidigare sett det i så många färger! 
Akrylfärg finns i basfärgerna och ritblock med olika tjocklek på pappret. Det ovan kostar 25 kr. Ska bland annat printa ut figurer på det till art journaling och junk journaling.




Har mest sysslat med min första junk journal (JJ) på sistone, så det har bara blivit ett art journal spread:


Glömde såklart att dra med ett värmeljus över ytorna som är målade lila, så när jag la ihop boken klibbade sidorna samman. 😦 Detta är dock ett spread som jag gjort om, från början hade jag målat med gelékritor i olika färger över bägge sidorna. Nu kom dessa underliggande färger fram, men jag bestämde mig för att betrakta det som en 'happy accident'. Tycker det ser lite konfetti liknande ut.

Annars har jag stämplat, punchat, målat och haft mig med the inserts till min JJ.

Denna solros stämpel kom med en brittisk pysseltidning för några år sedan.


Kannan och koppen från ett stämpel set jag köpte i Prag för ett par år sen.



Vellum ark (gjort pockets på insidorna), rospappret kom med någon slags reklampost och jag ska göra en ficka (tuck spot) av den, och de stora doilies:arna ska också bli sidor i JJ.


Jag tycker blommor är som ett litet konstverk i sig själv

Oj oj oj, solen har minsann kommit ut, så trefveligt! Alltid lika välkommen. Allting blir liksom lite lättare när den strålar på något vis.

Snaaaart hoppas jag!

Fortsatt trevlig vecka på er!

   /Meja








fredag 1 februari 2019

BARGAINS, MEMORY BOOK, ART JOURNALS


Hi out there!
It's a new month and I sure am glad about that. I find January the worst month of the year, at least where I live in the south of Sweden. Raw cold (live close to the sea), windy, rainy and generally dreary. The light is slowly coming back though, hooray to that! 
Here the day has become 1 hour & 34 min longer, up in the north 3 hrs & 28 min longer.  🌞



Last week husband & I spent four days in the cottage. We drove to the nearest town to get more food, and also took the opportunity to visit the local Dollarstore. Got a few bits & bobs from there.


Wide glitter tape. Always come in handy in a bullet journal or a traveler's notebook (or maybe you'd like it for your Christmas cards?)


The roll to the left is not washi but actually patterned silver tape, but it works fine for crafting too, I've tried it!

Dollarstore has lots of inexpensive canvases, acrylic paints, notebooks, albums, storage and more.


Quite a bit of snow at the cottage.

View from kitchen window


When we left last Monday it was 2½ dm (9,8 inches) of snow (but we did get the car out, phew!).

A nearby lake


When in nearest town we also made a stop at Netto. 


Already got this flowery black stationary & envelopes, but I'm going to make a journal (like a mini album sort of) out of the envelopes so I got another pack. 
There're 10 envelopes in each pack. 



The stationary will go in my junk journal (that I haven't stitched yet...).  😏

I've made a Memory Book from our trip to Tallinn in Estonia in August, and printed out lots of photos in varying sizes, and it was so much fun that I'll probably do more of this in the future - hence the photo paper.

I've yet to write on this spread



I wrote about the beautiful Memory Books from Vibeke Spigseth in 2016: here
Also wrote about the beautiful city of Tallinn: here!  (they've got craft stores!!).




Did a couple of art journal spreads:

Background is the silk paper that I showed in my last blog post. Cutouts from Daphne's Diary



Different blue acrylics, and I've used metallic tempera color through a stencil for the snowflakes (that are barely visible). Cutouts from Stamperia cardstock.


Get so happy listening to lots of birds chirping outside in the garden, such a happy sound! Before I started on today's blog I went out to change the water in their bowls (they use them a lot!), and made sure there are enough food in the 3 feeders.

I sure look forward to spring. Imagine the lovely sunshine, multicolored flowers, the Japanese cherry blossom trees (in May), the lovely scent of things growing, having coffee out in the sun.... Aaaaaah!

This photo is from 'Silent City' Mdina on Malta


Dahlia

In a couple of months perhaps. Can't wait!



Wish there were no January and that May were twice as long...!!


I hope that some of the tips in today's post could be useful to you. If nothing else, the doublesided tape is a real bargain (2 rullar för 30 kr, en rulle är 10 meter)!




Trevligt fredagsmys på er
and have a lovely inspiring weekend!


             /Meja





söndag 6 januari 2019

50% OFF PANDURO, BUJO, 2 ART JOURNALS


Hello dear reader, wherever in the world you may be!  
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that 2019 will be a fabulous year for You, filled with inspiration and creativity. 💜

We were in the cottage for five days during Christmas. For once it was actually snow on December 24th!! YAY!




Does not happen often in the south Sweden, last time was 2010.



Was very relaxing to sit inside the wooden cottage, with a blazing fire, coloring with my markers.

Yesterday I finally managed to get to the sales at Panduro. They've got 50% off on chosen products, until January 31st.

Here's my small haul (= byte):



Wanted one of these for quite some time, but I think they're too pricey, so 50% off was great
(3 inches är 7,62 cm och det är måttet på den utstansade cirkeln tvärs över).
Many of you might've had this punch for ages!




Shakin stickers (kind of epoxy like, but it's plastic) for next Christmas. 
Out of space 3d stickers (love space theme!).
Diecuts to paint. Who doesn't like fairys?!  🔮



I've become crazy with washi tape since I started crafting in traveler's notebooks, and now also bullet journaling.


More space motives!  😊


Frozen!

These pens were not 50% off.....



.... but Panduro always seem to have 3 for the price of 2 on Poscas. White ones are good for many things, but they sure come in handy when I mess up in my newly set up bullet journal!

That's it from my Panduro purchases for this time.

When at the cottage we went to the nearest town once, and I found this silk paper at Ica Maxi:




Love the print. 29,90 Swedish kronor



.... and 10 kr for these ones! I'll use some of the templates in the bullet journal. Ica Maxi called them 'ritmallar'.



Christmas Day 2018



Bought this a couple of months ago in Panduro



More about BuJo (bullet journaling) in the future. Just wanted to mention that I happily wrote with a light blue marker on several pages, and noticed too late that it was bleeding through to the next page...... 
Probably Tombow markers are the very best for such thin pages, but I don't have them.


Tried to fix it by adding torn paper over the bleeding   😜

Not finished with the setup at all yet, so more about this in blogs to come.

Lastly a couple of art journals:




I'm a sucker for glitter! The stencil is a former purchase from Panduro



Some of the coloring I did with markers in the cottage. 
Background metallic paint (tempera) is from Netto.



Christmas Eve

The day is now quarter of an hour longer here in the south, since winter solstice. Keep it up! 🌞 🌝 🌞


Wishing you a great creative week for now!
All the best,


                   Meja