lördag 21 mars 2009

Information about this blog

Hi there, people!

I know, we missed out last Wednesday again. Sorry about that.
You see, we've been discussing lately.

Life took another unexpected turn and instead of us being three people who had time left for this place (which was the intention, obviously), we're now three persons who don't have time or energy to push this up and forward.
Also, new sketch blogs and challenge blogs are popping up like crazy all over the internet and we sort of feel like we don't really have that much to add to them, because they're all fab!
(There's a link list in my blog, if you need some challenges and/or sketches to get you started.
I might even make a post here of them, later. /Z)

Therefore, we've decided to put this blog on hold indefinitely.

We might be back, so keep that bookmark - but don't expect it to be in the next few months.
So... Sorry to say - this is the final post in this blog for at least quite some time, and we hope you've enjoyed yourelves as much as we have.
It's been a pleasure!

Lots of love,
Zarah, Jeanette and Annika

Ps. The blog stays online, of course. There's so much amazing work and inspiration to be found here, still.

Oh look!

We're sort of featured!

The scrap challenge blog MojoHolder decided to scraplift Tammy Tutterow. As you might remember, Tammy was a guest designer on this blog a while back (Thanks, Tammy! You rock!) and the fun bit is that they decided to lift the LO she made for us!

Check it out!

The original post
MojoHolder's post

Isn't that cool?!

onsdag 11 mars 2009

Sketch #37

Another week has gone by and this week we will show you a sketch from the lovely Zarah, and what a few of the girls have done with it!!

Here is the wonderful sketch - everyone I showed it to have absolutely loved it!!

The talented Wendy created this layout...

Monique did this genuinly fab one...

Jeanette/tettiz did this gorgeous layout of her daughter...

Anna made a layout of her daughters celebrating the light-bringing tradition (seen in Sweden on the 13th of december)

And last but not least is Pamelas wonderful layout...

I hope you look at these and get superinspired to do your own layout as well! And don't forget to post some comments of awe for these ladies and their art work!!

Lots of love from cold and rainy England!!

onsdag 4 mars 2009

Sketch #37

Hi all!

Is it really wednesday again??
How did that happen?!

This week I sent the following sketch to a few people in the team, unfortunately there was a lot of things going on in people's life this week and therefore we only have one layout to show today. BUT, don't be sad, the layout we will show is absolutely LOVELY!!!

The sketch was as follows:

And Amanda has looked at my sketch and turned it into this masterpiece!!!

Isn't she great?!?

That is all for now - next week there will be a sketch from Zarah - stay tuned!!!

onsdag 25 februari 2009

Sketch #36 Wednesday the 25th of february

Hi all!!

Have you missed us since last week? I am still in awe over the girls layouts from last week and I can tell you this much - this weeks layouts are equally awesome!

This was the sketch I distributed to the team:

Anna made this lovely layout of her youngest daughter!

Dana interpreted the sketch like this...

And Sharon sent me this gorgeous layout

Aren't they just amazing girls? Please feel free to comment (and pay your awe) to these ladies!!

Tata for now and see you all in a weeks time - with a new sketch and new inspiration!

onsdag 18 februari 2009

It is wednesday again...

...and time for a new sketch and new layouts from our brilliantly talented designers!

I had made the sketch for this week and this is what it looked like!

I sent this sketch to the girls and LOOK what I got back!!

Monique has done this lovely layout! Gorgeous!!

Johanna/Silwerstar has made this layout about Milla! Ins't it just a precious layout?

Last, but definately not least, we have LynLee's layout about her beautiful daughter!

That is it for this week - please give the girls a big round applause cause they ROCK!

onsdag 11 februari 2009

A teensy tinsy....

....presentation might be called for!

The adorable Zarah asked me if I wanted to help out updating and sketch for this blog and ofcourse I said YES!! I mean, Zarah has always been one of my scrapbooking gurus and to work with her on this blog is very honoring!

My name is Annika and I live in England with my husband (*ihhhh* still feels strange writing that!!) and our two Maine Coon cats, Mozart and Wagner. Most people probably know me as DrAnnika, which is my name on most forums and blogs!

When I am not blogging, readin/posting on forums, scrapbooking, cardmaking, watching Dr House or Scrubs, learning how to cook english food or reading I am in medical school here in England :).

I have been scrapping and cardmaking for a few years now and I am starting to feel that I "landed" in my creativity. I know what I like and what I feel comfortable with. Like most other scrappers I am a little hamster and love to horde all my scrapbooking things, and am a sucker for new things and new trends! I have a love for pens, and my husband still wonders how many pens one girl needs.... *smiles*

I think that is how much I am going to share with you for today - now I am off to do the things on my to-do-list and then off to the scrapping table to make a few cards - remeber Valentine's Day is coming up and Hubby deserves a card, doesn't he?

Lots of love!!


Wednesday the 11th of february

Today it is time to show you a sketch from Jeanette a.k.a. Tettiz.

We also have our talented Ewonne that has made a layout form this sketch, and isn't it LOVELY?

All that warm feeling from Ewonnes is going to come and warm me up here in England - we have very cold weather and actually a bit of snow!!

If you are creating any layouts from Tettiz sketch - please don't forget to mention in your blog where you got the sketch from!

onsdag 4 februari 2009

Late Wednesday update

This week's sketch is one made by me, Jeanette, and hopefully it can inspire you to be a little bit creative. Get your patterned papers and decos out and start scrapping - this could be used both for layouts and cards, I believe:


What are you waiting for? Make yourself a nice cup of tea, and get scrapping, now! :D

Take care!
/ Jeanette

onsdag 28 januari 2009

Time for a sketch!

So you thought we'd abandoned you? No way! :D Here's a treat for you - coming all the way from England:


This week's sketch is made by Annika and the interpretations by Jeanette and Zarah herself - a sketch that looked "easy" from the beginning, but turned out to be harder than I thought. After some pulling out papers and decorations and shuffling them back and forth, I finished the LO, late last night - and I'm happy I took the time to do it. It reminds me of our beautiful wedding day and the love I feel for my husband, David.

Well, enough babbling from me, I'll let you see the LO now:

The title says: "The 2 of us"

Here is Zarah's go on the sketch - a beautiful card:

I just looooove her cards and LOs - keep 'em coming! :D

...and she does... Here's yet another card made from the sketch - she's on a roll now!


Amanda has contributed with her go on the sketch - a wonderful LO with her sweet, sweet son:


So, when can we see your interpretations of the sketch?? ;D

Have a lovely Wednesday!

/ Jeanette

onsdag 14 januari 2009

So it's Wednesday...

...and that means that I should update, right?!

Of course I will, too!
These beautiful pieces of art are made for the challenges I posted last time. The first LO and the card (I added the detail pictures too, because they're just so good) are made by the very sweet & talented Lene - she used the kit Virkelig Vintage (meaning "Very Vintage") from her kit shop Ecclectic kits for them both.
Doesn't that just look yummy?!

The blue layout is made by the amazing Maja who's beautiful style you might recognize, since been a guest designer here before.

Thanks to you both for playing along!

måndag 5 januari 2009

Some inspiration?

Hi everybody!

To celebrate my first post in this blog I thought I'd share with you my version of one of Z's wonderful sketches in the previous post - I also found it appropriate to scrap about the brilliant blog owner, so without furter ado:


The title says "Concrete babe", and the text says "Behind her sunglasses she can be herself", which is very strange to translate into English, since it is a quote from a well-known Swedish pop song... ;)

I'm really looking forward to seeing YOUR interpretations of the sketches!

/ Jeanette

lördag 3 januari 2009

Happy New Year to you all!

I am gonna start this year with some good news.
Since I have been unable to keep this blog rolling and running the way I intended, I asked two of my very bestest of friends (and fave scrappers/card makers) to join me in keeping it going - aaaaand to my delight, they accepted!

So... give it up for Tettiz and DrAnnika (a.k.a Jeanette and Annika) who are my new co-authors of this blog!

To celebrate, here are two new sketches and two challenges to get you started with your Scrappy New Year.

Apart from my sketches (originally drawn as one for cards and one for LOs but that's up to you to interpret as you wish) you can see my photo of a willow, right? The colours were extracted from the photo using this brilliant web site, and I'd like for you to create a card or an LO or something altered using those colours.
No - you don't have to use them all. You can add others, of course, but we prefer if you keep your work pretty close to the original colours.

And the last challenge?
Chose ONE word that you'll live by during this year to come. Scrap it.
This is for your BoM so no cheating. No hubbies, children, pets or else.
It has to be a photo of YOU.
Apart from that - it's all up to you.

Have fun!
Mail the reults to me at inspirascrap at gmail dot com for a chance to appear on the blog.