The Cardmaker+The Twinery bloghop

Hi everyone!
I hope that you have had a wonderful blog hop so far!

If you have hopped your way through the bloghop-list, you came to me from Penny Ward

We here at The Twinery are so excited to be joining up with CardMaker for this twine-tastic blog hop! Designers from both design teams will inspire you with projects created using our fabulous baker’s twine

CardMaker, featuring instructions for handcrafted greetings for every occasion, was introduced as the first major magazine devoted to the card-making craft in 2005. It remains the leading print-and-digital publication for card-making enthusiasts on the market and will be celebrating its 10th anniversary next year. CardMaker is an Annie’s publication. Annie’s products — including magazines, books, kits and supplies, online classes and TV programming — are targeted to home and family interests, including crafts, nostalgia and home décor.

Since we dont celebrate Thanksgiving over here I made a card with a thank you note… perfect for a cute gift or as it is to a good friend!

tack 1

Materials used:
Twine: Solid Mandarin

Now next stop is at Tobi´s Place 🙂

Here’s how you can enter to win the twine:
Leave a comment on each participating designer’s blog on the hop (and here on our blog, too!).
Please be sure to leave your e-mail address along with your comments so we can have a way to contact you if you win.


The Twinery –

Monika Wright –

Jeanne Jachna –

Amy Crockett –

Jaclyn Miller –

Mae Nazareth –

Rebecca VanDeMark –

Tifany DeGough –

Noelle McAdams –

Stacey Schafer –

Melyssa Connolly –

Penny Ward –

Katarina Damm-Blomberg – <- This is me!

Tobi Crawford –

Piali Biswas –

Suzanna Lee –

Denise Hahn –

DoBea Alberts –

Theresa Momber –

Jennifer Cuthbertson –

Anita Mulcahey –

Andrew Roberts –

Link to the CardMaker Magazine website:

This little light of mine….

The other day I was asked to create a cute match-box for a friend of mine.

She wanted something pretty to put on her livingroom table instead of those ugly matchboxes you get in the store.

Well.. this is what I came up with…



I hope that she will like it…


materials used:
Graphic 45- secret garden

My Minds Eye- stickers

Flowers- Wild orchid crafts

Martha Stewart- punches leaves

The Twinery- Twine Ocean


BoBunny-Primrose Journal

Yesterday I shared a pretty decorated journal I´ve made using the BoBunny Primreose Collection over at Scraplagret blog.

I love that romantic collection, and it gave me such a boost to just create pretty “Vintage/Romantic” stuff 🙂


And since I´m mostly a “Quirky scrapper”, as a good friend of mine described my style…. the romantic style really was a challenge, but FUN!

journal1-april-Katarina journal2-April-KatarinaIf you would like to check the entire journal out… please visit the Scraplagret blog.

Magnolia: Vintage Berries
Mulberry flowers: 2-tone champagne pink
Bo Bunny: Primrose Timewashed
Bo Bunny- Primrose Memories
Bo Bunny: Primrose Washi tejp
Distress ink: spun sugar
The Twinery- Solid Caribbean
Martha Stewart punch
Silhouette Cameo- Diecuts





There come times when you just need to create.. your entire body is itching to be creative.. and today have been one of those days.

This weekend I have been diagnosed with contact dermatitis, and that gives my hands itchy blisters… not fun at all… and that means that I have to use cotton gloves in everything I do. And with my hands covered in bandages… what happens?? The MOJO strikes big time… so its been a struggle using those gloves and handle glue and inks… but I got it done 🙂

Materials used on this page:

Twine-The Twinery

Flowers-Wild orchid crafts

Stamps- YouDo


Ink-Tim Holtz



New year, new journal

This year I’m going todo the OLW class with Ali Edwards, having a word that is what you strive to during the year. After a lot of thinking my word will be balance.

To keep track of my journey I brushed of my old bookbinding skills, and made me anew journal.




My daughter got inspired too, and I teached her to create an easy sketchbook. She loved it!

Materials used on my journal:
LilyBee Designs, Becky Higgins-project life card, Wild orchid crafts-flowers and seam-binding ribbon.

You got mail!

This cute little mailbox I did the other day as a gift for My Valentine, it´s also my work for the MME/Gossamerblue GDT call. I absolutely love MME products.. and it would be so much fun getting that spot 🙂



Materials used:
My Minds Eye- The sweetest thing Bluebell-Bright

My Minds Eye- The sweetest thing Tangerine- Sunshine

Cre8tive Cre8tions- Speechbubbles 2

The Twinery- Tangerine

Silhouette Studio

walking in a winter wonderland…..

vinterThis is my favorite time of the winter, it´s almost Christmas, the snow have been falling for several days and we are now living in a winter wonderland.

yesterday me and my family enjoyed the beautiful weather, and I actually took a picture of the beautiful landscape we are living in…  Whats it like in your part of the world? sunny, warm, cold, lots of snow?

well let´s talk something besides weather for a while…

its almost Christmas… in less than two weeks the school is having a break for Christmas, and I´m the one always doing everything last minute… there is some ornaments and lights up.. but the rest of the decorations . they are still in their boxes. the only thing I actually have been doing is Christmas cards and tags… and earlier this week I had this tag up over at the Hobbyworld blog.



I´ve used a cute emboss folder from Spellbinders, and my favorite gelatos and glitter emboss powder to get the cute effects. I’ve also tied some of the cute new Platinum Shimmer Twine from the Twinery around the tag.

I hope that you will have a wonderful weekend with time to create 🙂




An interesting day…

Today has been the mental meltdown day in my house… and I made the black belt in Meltdowns….

Well let me put it like this…. I expect flowers chocolate a good wine and a beautiful neclace and a candle light dinner tomorrow….  No I dont expect this after every nuclear meltdown in this household… just tomorrow…

Why? Bec me and my husband Celebrate 11 yrs as married tomorrow.. and 15 as a couple….

well… to get back on track.. after the meltdown I thought of a saying I read somewhere on the web a couple of days ago… “If you are feeling blue.. try paint yourself in another color”

Love paint… a colleague of mine suggested bodypaint… naaah not my style… (getting on the wrong track again)…
Well.. I started painting.. and let me tell you that kind of painting was some time since the last time… I actually painted stamped Images.
There was a Time when I did it all the time… Thats how I ended up with scrapbooking. it feels like about a million years ago.. but I actually started my DT career as an International Designer for the Magnolia Rubberstamps.
bla bla bla.. Will she ever get to the point??……
Well I took out some colourpencils and started painting.. and I actually taped the entire process… and YES!!! I did a Video Tutorial about it..
The thought was to make something for my digital training programme we are having at work.. but as with alot today.. I sort of sidestepped myself and ended up with something else than I had in mind when I started…
you want to check it out?
sorry about the audio.. Im not that great at talking in my videos yet….

Ive used the Carta Bella from The Aug kit from My scrapbook Nook for the card shown at the end of the video…

Im a bit behind :)

During the month of August, I have been asked to be a guestdesigner for Scrap FX, that is selling really wonderful chipboardproducts, and lovely templates.

The products was really lovely to work with, and Jill who sent me the products was really generous.

I want to share with you the first LO I´ve done with their lovely products, there are a few more not published yet…


Scrap FX products featured :  Doodad G, Crown and Chevron Stencil.

other products: Basic Grey, Epiphany Crafts, Magnolia Rubberstamps, The Twinery



.:Beauty Sleep:.

Hi there everyone!
Yesterday I was up at the Hobbyworld blog, showing this LO I did using the Basic Grey- Fiction, and Basic Grey- Picadilly.

I just Love that the BG lines are so versatile and easy to mix and match.
Have you seen that lots of the new stuff at CHA is using lots of chevron and feathers? Well I got so Inspired by my dear friend Lilith who is a fantastic artist, she often use stamped feather on her LOs.

I love to make layers, adding texture and different embellishments on my LOs.. but have you noticed… no Doily.. **lol*

I have used my silhouette to cut out the cogs and tabs.

Materials used:
Basic grey- fiction, picadilly, kissing booth
Prima buttons
Silhouette shapes
Twine- The Twinery
Adhesive- Heidi Swapp
Foam dots- Best Creations
Chevron Template- Scrap FX