fredag 23 januari 2015

One designer paper only

Morning everyone! Just a quick drop by to tell that our new theme over at the Winter Wonderland is "one designer paper only". That meas you can only use one dp, but there are cardstock to use, embossing, etc. I will continue writing this post a little later on as my pain is really horrible at the moment but I still wanted you do see that we're up and going with our challenge and I even managed to finish my card with a little help from my kids. :)




The prize is a choice of 2 digi images. And here's a little bit of info about our sponsor.

Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters,  in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .
All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Marilyn and Tracy along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.


We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

This is yet another card made with left over pieces from my scrap boxes. So many papers so little time. :) Well, and when we have challenges like this I get the chance to use up some of the bigger pieces which is nice to. This one comes from Maja design and I think that it is from the collection called Sofiero. I have used a few die cut corners from white cardstock, a bird die cut that I think I got from dies to die from when I bougth something there. There is also a very thin piece of lace that I got from Gail my blogging buddy in the USA. A mix of flowers from different companies. Some of it is covered with lose glitter. Well, I guess when you want only a little to stick, be prepared that most of it will stay on and the other way around. LoL Anyway, I am really glad that I managed to finish the card and get it up here as I am in so much pain that I don't really know what to do. It's hard not to use my hands as al my hobbies involves using them. Giving the new med a few more days, and I will hopefully be feeling a bit better and I might even give the hands enought rest to let them heal. I only need to find a bunch of good movies I guess and then stand down. Lucky for me there is still a few games of handball left to watch in the world Cup. 

Thanks to mum for helping my typ both my school work and my blogposts this week. I didn't know that it was so good to have my own secretary. LoL

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for the card
Digistamps 4 joy- Bingo (diagonal left up - right down) Dies/free/pearls
Crafty Creations - Something old, something new (New digistamp, old dps)
Pennys Challenge - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - Things with wings
Sisters' Act Card challenges - Anything goes
All dressed up Challenges - Anything goes with All dressed up image

torsdag 22 januari 2015

Anything goes with a sentiment

Hello there and welcome back to my corner of the world. I have a few post this week and that's really nice except that I am playing catch up all the time. I have not been able to create before and now I am kind of doing it against my bodys will and doctors too. Well, a gal got to do what a gal got to do, right? I need to so something to forget that I have so much pain in my fingers and where else it's hurting, like my neck, my back and on it goes. At least I got a new key board and it's nicer to my vrists than the other was, but my fingers ain't as happy. Strange that I who is right handed has more trouble with my left hand. Feels a bit strange, but most of my pain is on the left side at the moment except for my right foot and knee.
Ok, now I got that off my chest and we can move forward to more fun things, can't we? :) This is the second week of our Anything goes with a sentiment challenge over at Aud Sentiments. We're also having a DT-call if your interested. Sponsoring us this week is Sassy Studio and I have used the image called Jessie Cowgirl. Many in the team have used her so you will be getting lots of inspiration with that image. 


Well, I have been doing some digging once again in my old designer papers and managed to use some of the up once again. This pack is from My Mind's eye and is from my first year as a scrapper/cardmaker. I remember how much I loved these papers but found them hard to work with as the pattern is quite big. So most of the is still left and now I try to used up at least some of it. Once the energy kicks back I will have a good look at my stash and have a clean up and bring it to the boy's schools. There it get used and it's great to see. At the moment are they making little boxes that they put teeth in when the kids pins teeth which happens quite often when you're around 6-9 years old. :) It's wonderful to see my old stuff getting used and still looking good in a new shape. :)

Well, since my pain gives me quite a lot of trouble this time I made the image big and bold. I was shaking like crazy while I was colouring this but the endresult is totally ok in my book. My Letraset Markers is used for this. Then I dug into my flowers boxes and used some left overs from other projects as well. And my stunning black pearls from Bunny Zoes. The lace comes from my friend and teamie over at the Paper Shelter; Gail. Thanks! And the sentiment is stamped with a stamp from Bildmålarna and says "Congratulations on your day!". Border punch from Fiskars is also used. One of my first ones and still looking good on the creations I make. 

Well my friends, it's time to make another creation and get a little bit ahead if I can. Sounds impossible at the moment but at least I can give it a try, can't I? Until next time, take care and stay safe!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:

tisdag 20 januari 2015

New Beginnings

Morning and hello! Hope you're all ok and feels tons better than I do. At least the visit to the doctor yesterday went fine and I got confirmation that it's not only my fibromyalgia that is playing with me at the moment. The RA is also active and I had more swollen small joints than I thought. Happy face because I don't feel the pain in all of them. :) Well, have a new med to test but I will not get it until Wednesday, well tomorrow. The other day it felt like forever, but when I put it down like this, it aint too bad. I will spend at least another week at home and then I'll try to get back to school for the last week. WooHoo!

Well! Time has really flown by quickly and I have a new card for our New Beginning challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week. It was a close call to finish the card this week, but I made it. :) (Read proud of myself). :) As there will be a few new babies in the family during the spring, my partners niece and nephew is expecting babies. One the first one and the second for the other pair. I have no clue if it will be boys or girls but I have my mind set on one of each. It feels like that. :)



I have used to images from Magnolia, both a little older ones. The background is one of my first Magnolias and the baby image has been used a million times. However I have never used them together for what I can remember but it looks ok for a spring baby doesn't it?

I used a paper pad that I got from my dear blogging friend Annelie for Christmas and it was just perfect for this image coloured like this. I always colour without looking at my dp's which sometimes is good others not so good at all. ;) Sometimes I get lucky, like this time. The pearls are from Bunny Zoe and the flowers are from I am Roses and WOC. Doily from I don't know where and the letters are from Panduro. Have tons of those that I need to use up before the sticky glue gets too old to use. I always believe that I have more time on my hand than I actually have and my plans to use the letter sticker from my boys scrapbooks never happens. May be one day?


Sponsoring this challenge is Digi stamp boutiqe with a voucher worth £10. Isn't that great as a prize? Really lovely I think!

Thanks for looking and I hope you come and join us over at PFP this week.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

onsdag 14 januari 2015

Dies and or punches

Hello! Hope you're having a great week, or at least better than mine. I do truly hate this weather, going from snow to rain, warm to cold. It's spring weather, well March weather and it's so painful for me at the moment. I did book that appointment with the doctor and it's only a few days left until I get to see her, but for now it feels like forever. Oh well, on Monday...

But first at least something that made me simle even if it has taken me forever to get this together. I have made a new card for my first challenge of the year over at the Paper Shelter. And do you know what? I have still managed to keep to my scrap box and used leftovers from other creations. These are a mix from Maja design papers. 

I have used the most wonderful image called I miss you, but I used the version without the sentiment. This way I can use it for more things than just "missing someone". She is coloured with my promarkers and I must say I have become a bit lazy with my markers. I stick to a few ones that is easy to access and easy to bring to the sofa. It's the limited editions from 2013 and the skin colours. I need to find a way around this as I will run out of pink, green and blue scrap papers really fast this way. :)


I have used a whole bunch of cicle dies from different companies, some new and some old ones and a border punch from Martha Stewart. So both punches and dies are used here. I have added a few pearls, a pearl string, a doily, some pink left over ribbon, a charm, a thin lace on the top of the card and some rose ribbon as decorations. I hope you like the way the card came out and I also hope to see you come and play with us over at the Paper Shelter. You don't have to use one of our images but we love it when you so. You can enter up to three times but then one of your creations need to have any TPS product on it, either dps or image. 


http://www.thepapershelter.com/

As always we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with any TPS product. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three (3) digis of your choice. Come on now crafters we know that you love these images and we would really like to see a few more of the Paper Shelter images.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

fredag 9 januari 2015

Things with wings

Hello and welcome back for my final post this week. It's time for a brand new challenge over at Winter Wonderland and we are still doing the non Christmas theme even if you can enter those too if your image fit the theme.


Theme of the week is "things with wings" and sponsoring this challenge is stamp and create. The prize  is really lovely and it's a voucher worth £20. So many great things can be bought with that so do come and join us this week.

I have used a fairly old TPS image for this challenge as I had the image coloured and ready to go how to speak. I am still struggling with my shoulder and hands. They are painful and a bit shaky at the moment. I think I really need to call the doctor now, don't I?

Oh well, it's for times like this you use your already coloured and prepared stuff, so a good thing has come out of it. I have coloured with my Letraset Markers and used old designer papers from Magnolia. I really really need to use up some old stuff and this was a good thing to do as I have used up scraps for my cards earlier this week as well.

I will try to retake this photo when we have some daylight later on today. It looks a bit strange like this...

I have also fussy cut some muchrooms that I have coloured with my markers today. The stam is from Bildmålarna and I bet this will come and handy on many cards. I will so miss this brand as they have made some really sweet stamps. A few flowers from I am Roses and some pearls from Bunny Zoe. An old ribbon that I also coloured with my markers and to finish it all of I used a charm that I also think comes from Bildmålarna or maybe ROX stamps. A doily from Panduro is also used.

Well, this is all. I hope you come and join us and don't forget you don't have to make Christmas cards just yet. Still some time to play around and make other cards.

Love n hugs

Marie

challenges for this card