Monday, June 22, 2009


Now I feel like it's summer here in Sweden, sunshine, blue sky and not too cold! I am sitting in a small red wooden summer cottage and enjoying a cuppa, just finished a card for ABC Challenge - Summer.

Stamp: Sugar Nellie
Colors: Promarkers
Pearls: Kaiser
Butterfly: Artoz
Paper: Rayher - Classic Collection
Embellishments from Swedish stores

Promarkers Aqua:

I got a request about Promarker Aqua, I have now tested them on smooth paper, typically for Copics and rough water color paper. And I am not happy, the paper actually eats the marker (or the other way around). It's not easy to add more color, then it eats it even more! Maybe it needs some practise or tutoring, but I do prefer the normal Promarkers if I do not have my favourites; Copics or proper water colours.


AliMayes said...

What a gorgeous summery card! I love how you have put pearls in her headdress and that lacy buttefly is beautiful - is it a die-cut?
Ali xx

Chowchow said...

Yup NIlla - I love the card but the butterfly is gorgeous. Where is it from?

Missing you here in hot, humid and HAZY KL...

ElinÅ said...

Åhh vilket härligt kort! Härliga färger, sommarkänsla och så snyggt med pärlorna i kransen.
Gillar kocken på kortet under oxå. Även den så snyggt färglagd.
Hoppas du har det härligt här hemma i Sverige!
Kram Elin

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is stunning what a great image and perfect paper choice
Hugs Jacqui x

Linda Horn said...

Läckert att knyta samman blommorna med pärlband!!! Kortet är sååå fint, stämpeln är ju underbar.

Sharon said...

This is so pretty Nilla. I love all the different coloured flowers you've added and the butterfly and swirly hearts are gorgeous.

Claudia Rosa said...

Love this card dear Nilla such fabulous colours and cute image your colouring is fabulous.I hope you and your family had a good day
Hugs and love

Linda said...

Your card is so beautiful!!
I just love all the little details....pearls are cute and I simply adore that butterfly!!

Jane Carroll said...


Thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

a beautiful card - thank you for joining us on abc this week,
Vicky x

Merry said...

Beautiful card...that butterfly is so delicate.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Marie Levite said...

Ahhhh cardmaking in a little red cottage under the Sweden sun! Now that sounds lovely! Your card captured summer.
Thanks for the marker info.

brenda said...

Monring Nilla, I was thinking about you only last evening but did'nt quite get to you I'm afraid, so aplogies not visited for a few days. Been a bit under pressure working to a tight time schedule for the new Stamp Addicts show and blog hopping been a bit sparse.

Anyway, on to your card - it's beautiful, gorgoeous colouring as usual and so pretty how you have entwined the pearls amongst your flowers, so feminine. And of course love the butterfly - it fits in nicely with my theme over at Allsorts this week - I'd be thrilled if you entered adn theres som fab candy on offer.

Have a good day and hopefully the sun will shine for you.

B x

Claudia Rosa said...

OH MY GOSH.. are you SERIOUS????
aaahhh giggle... thank you so much Nilla!
jesus... i can not believe it!!!
you live close??? i did not know that Nilla.

you noticed that i was not able to give my lion set away hahaha..

oh.. what do you think about that monkey set??? i have not shown that one yet.. but i love it.. i know Magnolia loves the vintage things but i think it is nice to show modern things with the stamps as well
nilla are the mini stamps for sale in the the store?


Lisa Foster said...

This is absolutely beautiful! One of my fave images too! Hugs, Lisa

Pat said...

Lovely card Nilla, I love that stamp I have it too, it really is a nice one for summer.

Pat xx