tisdag 25 november 2014

Blooming Marvellous

Morning everyone! Hope your are all well and enjoying your week so far. I am still recovering from a really heavy cold that struck almost two weeks ago. Maybe I should go to the doctor? Well, I wait a day or two more then we'll see. I think the astma has gotten a bit of a beat and that's why the breathing is still a bit heavy on me. Oh well! I could be worse, I could be like last week. LoL

Well my friends, we have a new challenge up for you over at Passion for Promarkers. This weeks theme is "Blooming Marvellous". Just add som flowers to your creation and you are good to go. I think we'll have a busy week this one...

However, even if the theme is flowers I was in the mood for some Christmas card and winter theme, so I ended up with this creation. I have once again use the limited edition markers from Letraset, the new set for winter and fall. That's why my reds are a bit lighter than I usually colour my red stuff with, as I like it to be darker. But I need to step out of my comfort zone and try some new stuff as well.

I used an old image from Magnolia, Sweden and I really love the collection of snow men that came out a few years ago. I don't think I ever have coloured it in red so this is the first for that. I combinded it all with some wonderful designer papers from Bildmålarna Sweden. I don't remember the name of it, sorry. But it is this years edition from them. Love the rich colours they use.


I also bought the wonderful die Slender firs from my teamies shop Moa Pyssel and used that for the first time. I have wanted to buy this die for some time now and finally when I saw that Lotta had it in her store, I went for it. I will use it a lot as I love my trees. :) I also fond a little fence in my decoration box that keeps growing... How does that happen? I put some picket fence glitter on it and a few miniroses from WOC and then added a snowflake charm to go with it all.


The flower cluster is mostly made of flowers from WOC but the red and white flowers are from I am Roses as they have some wonderful prizes on big packs of flowers. They will probably last me a life time. LoL I fond some pearly thing in silver and used it to match up the silver charm. Made a doily with a die, that I now don't have the name in my head for. Well, that sums it all up I think... Well, glitter is everywhere; on the image, on the flowers, on the fence etc.


Sponsoring this weeks challenge is Polka Doodles and that is one lucky winner who will receive a digi to play with. Isn't that a great prize?

Anyway, sorry for the really long post today. I try to keep it down, but today was not such day. :) I hope you come and join us for our adventure over at Passion for Promarkers this week. I can't wait to see what you will inspire us all with!

Love n hugs

Marie

Challenges for this card
Christmas at sweet Stamping - Snowpeople

lördag 22 november 2014

Kind of CAS

Hello! Hope you're having a great weekend so far and are getting some crafting done. I have a few hours to myself at the moment and it feels really good. I have been home from school for one and a half week with first a sick kid, then I got sick, then the next kid and the first one got sick again. And to finish it all off my partner and I got sick again too. I am still feeling sick and my head is hurting and I cough like the rest of the gang... Hopefully this was the big one for this winter.

I feel I needed to be alone for a while even if it wasn't that popular by my boys. Willy is celebrating his birthday with friends in the bowling alley. We got together a few of the parents and let the boys have their party together. A win win situation as it gets cheeper for all and we save a few days where we don't have to plan for going to parties. And we don't have do prepare anything. Jippi!

I also just realized that Christmas and Advent will be here soon. Next Sunday is first of Advent. I thought there was one more week before that, but no. It's here now. What happend with November? In the coming week I'll have the window cleaner here. Yes, I know doesn't it sound flashy? We have this luxury a few times each year and it's because I have a friend who owns a company that clean windows and do house cleanings and stuff like that. It's wonderful not having to think about the windows at least. Mats, my partner does so much here anyway. I can't do those heavy stuff, I can't even "drive" the vaccum cleaner without ending up in pain.

BUT this isn't why you are here, listening to my ramblings, is it? Well, thought so. LoL Well, over at the Paper Shelter the other week we had the theme of Snowflakes and I had a card made. Then Vero came up with the cutest little snow men image I've seen and I wanted to make a card with that image. So the card I am showing now got replaced by that one. You can see the snowmen card here. The photo is scary as it turned out very bright. The one shown here isn't that much better. LoL


I love this wonderful image from last year and I made a simular card with the same image then. But I like how it turns out. The image is perfect for this kind of simpler designed cards. I have matted it on a glittery cardstock but it doesn't show and I have used a whole bunch of punched snow flakes and added a gemstone to the center of each one of them. A red ribbon with the text "God Jul" (merry Christmas) on it, finish this little creation off. Even if there is one or too many snowflakes here and the photo is bad I love this card, and I will probably make a new one almost like this one the coming year. LoL

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend. If we don'e see eachother sooner than later, at least I will be back on Tuesday with a new post for Passion for Promarkers. Until then...

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Picture and Scrap - Julekort eller ask
Christmas cards all year round - No pattened papers
Cute as a button - Winter / Christmas
Sister act card challenge - Anything goes
Penny's paper craft challenges - anything goes

fredag 14 november 2014

Christmas decorations

Hello and welcome back to my crafting corner again. The Christmas spirit is high and I have bought my first Chrismas decorations for this year. Three very cute little Christmas figures with led lamps in them. I would never have bought them if I had seen that they change colour all the time, but my boys love them and I find a nice place to put them, where I don't see them that often. LoL

And why am I talking about Christmas decorations then? Well, that is our theme this week over at Winter Wonderland. Christmas decorations... well, to be honest I was not sure if I should make a card with Christmas decorations or to make a decoration to use. I went for the last one as I always make something for my boys teachers for Christmas I thought this was a great start.



To decorate the matchbox I have used some designer papers that I had left over from a card project earlier this fall. They are from the latest collection from Maja Design. I kept it simple and left the short sides undecorated as you ligth your matches there. I used a few spellbinder dies to make a back drop for my "God Jul" sentiment (merry Christmas) and put a few matching roses on there as well. The red card stock looks really bright but that has to be me who has done something, the light maybe as it isn't this bright IRL. I also have used some red stickles around the edges and on the letters. And on the roses of course...


Then comes the even simpler candlelight decorations. I just formed a ring with some flowerwire and then twisted the roses around the ring. And yes I know paper and candles doesn't match that well. That's why I have ordered some electrical onces that hasn't arrived jet but are the same size. If not, I just untwist the ends and make them a little bigger. Nice and easy. And it looks quite pretty too. :) Looks way harder than it is.


Well then what will you come up with for this challenge? What ever it is make sure to share it with us and we come and visit you. I would love to get a few more extra ideas to make for Christmas.

Sponsoring this adventure of ours are the following wonderful companies



and Crafty Sentiments with 3 digis


Ok, that would be all for this week. Now it's time to relax and maybe take a look at my purchase books. I have been home sick a few days this week. A really swollen throat and I sound like a crow that has sung too long. Do these birds sing? Hmm, don't know if you can call it that but that's how I sound at the moment. LoL

Have a great weekend and see you soon again.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this creation
A crafty Mess - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge blog - Traditional Christmas (colours of grey, red and green and the candles of course)
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Christmas stamping all year - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas is coming

torsdag 13 november 2014

Tagged sentiment

Hello and good morning! What great day it is! If plans hasn't change I will doggy sit my favourit doggy from tonight until Sunday. I can't wait! I love that Staffordshire bullterrier to death. He is the first dog ever who "liked" me before anyone else in my little family. My partner Mats has some kind of magic touch with these creatures and connects with them right away. I never do, except with this sweet heart. I am not sure that I will return him on Sunday...hehehe

The motive I have used for this card comes from Lili of the Valley and is called Festive Lantern. A nice classy looking image that I adore. Unfortunatly I don't have that many young men in my life who I can send cards like this too. "Sad eye" here... Oh well, I am happy to have those I have aint I? Ok, I feel my sleeping pills kicking in now, I don't take responsibility for what I write after this. LoL


I have used my favourite skech for this card. I comes from Papertake weekly and has number 85 on it I think. I love it, but when I first saw it I thought it was hard to use but at the moment am I using it for two or three cards per month I think. But you can always give it a little make over to suit you better. But I like it this way. Looks stable. Once again I have been lurking around in my favourit pad of the year Back to basics Christmas with Dove Craft. Those pads really keeps me going. As almost all the time have I been using my Letraset Markers for this colouring as. well. I have kept it simple as I don't want to spend a fortune on stamps when I can use them for craft material instead. LoL

Anyway the theme over at AUD sentiment that this card is made for has the theme of: "place your sentiment on a tag", I have used two as I am not tag person, but this worked out fine I think. It says Merry Christmas in Swedish. I used a Tim Holtz die do make the tags and then some letter stickers to "print out" the words. Couldn't help myself, so I added a little snowflake to the mix as well. :) Some brown and white bakers twine, a few cream pearls that I have gotten from Annelie is also used, and of course some stickles. You don't have a Christmas card if you don't have some sparkel on it, do you?

Sponsor for this challenge is Rick St Dennis Playing along with us you have a chance of  getting a great prize from Mr Rick St Dennis. So now you really need to come and play with us. And don't forget to set your sentiment on a tag or two.




We are very lucky to team up this challenge with Rick St dennis! Rick has an amazing background in the art world - you can read about it HERE.  What is fun for us in the DT is that there are such a variety of subjects and images... I love to peruse his shop for my next creative idea!  Rick generously provided each of the DT with an image to showcase for you as well as a PRIZE package for our winner!


Ok my friends, I see you back tomorrow again. Then it's time for my card for the Winter Wonderland. How fun that one will be to show. :) I wonder how on earth I am going to get good photos of that...hmm Well that will be tomorrows problem won't it?

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

onsdag 12 november 2014

Snowflakes

Morning and hello to you all. How is your week so far? Hope you're enjoying life and make sure you have some crafting time as we have a new fun challenge up for you over at the Paper Shelter. This weeks theme is snow flakes. Nice and easy I hope? You can use any snow flakes your creation. It can be brads, embossed ones, coloured ones, stitched ones, on your dp's, in your image etc. If they are hard to spot tell us where to look for them ok?

Well, I had actually another card made for this challenge but when Veronica introduced this sweethear of an image, I just had to use this one in stead. It's called "the most adorable snowmen". Isn't it just the cutest?

The image is coloured with my Letraset markers as always and for the most part I have used the new set of limited edition markers that I got the other day. That's kind of why I have such bright red colour combo. Wanted to see if they was as nice as I was hoping. A little to bright for my taste, Last year's winter edition was better. Well, it's always fun to add something new to the stash and they will be used so that won't be any problem. LoL


I have used Dovecraft paperpack Modern this time. I believe that one is from last year... As the theme is snow flakes I added a few of those as well as a snowy border. I also used tons of snow on my image in the form of Flower Soft. I love that fluffy stuff. To match it up and balance the card a tiny bit I have also used a die cut from Magnolia that got really well covered up by my big bow and smashing looking snowmen charm. Isn't adorable? Some pearls and a few letter stickers to add a sentiment and I am done for today. Please be sure to pop back tomorrow for my new inspiration card for the AUD sentiment challenges.


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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 love to see you use them on your creations. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Card Mania - Use your dies (snowflakes, snowy border and under the big bow a Magnolia die)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Add some ribbon
TTCRD - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - 3 or more dps
Bunny Zoe - Snow