onsdag 1 juli 2015

For the boys

Hello and hi from a sunny Sweden. Totally hot today and even if it's early night when I write this it's still quite warm. I am late with my post as usually nowdays. My hubby is working tons before going on vacation and I am walking my way from soccer practise to work practise. Tired like crazy after the amazing game last night when Sweden beat Portugal in the European Champion ships of soccer for players up to 21. Penalty kicks and Sweden had the most amazing goalie. Smashing! I have loved watching this team play, Olympic games in Rio here we come!

Ok, then my card. I have used the most smashing image called Viking vacation for my card this week. I so love this image! It's fun and sweet even if he looks more like a Roman warrior to be than a viking. Here in Sweden we portrait them with helmets with horn on them most of the time. But still, the image is amazing and great fun to colour! Give it a try!

I have keep the card colourful and happy as the viking looks very happy in his big shades. Designer papers are from Echo park and I have used some dies as back drops for the card.

Now, I am still  (or again I might say) having trouble up loading images here after they have dug off some wire or what it's called for the new internet connection that they are working on around here, but at least it seams like I am able to post this. At least the first part worked out. Let's hope this part comes along too.

As always when the Paper Shelter has a new challenge up, you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice.

Until next time, keep cool and enjoy a little bit of sunshine!

Love n hugs


lördag 27 juni 2015

More than one fold

Hello there and so sorry to be late with this post. We have a new challenge up over at Winter Wonderland and the theme is "More than one fold". Our sponsor for this challenge is

Di's Digi Stamps, 
who are offering a $12 voucher to our lucky winner. 

For once I didn't have any trouble with cutting and scoring more than one fold, but it took forever to get the image coloured as I'm still having trouble with my hands. It's like as soon as I hold on to a marker I start shaking. But at least my fingers are more stiff now and painful. Always something. LoL

I have used a Bildmålarna image and the designer paper is also from Bildmålarna. Gosh! I miss that stamp brand. The images is really super sweet. The fold is called something like book pop up card, well something like that. I found the tutorial over at splitcoast stampers. Thank you for that! It was very helpful and the design was really fun to work with. I might just do this folding and scoring again. For decorations have I used some lace and some die cuts. The Christmas tree stamp used inside the card is from LOTV. The empty panel is for the greeting that will be added later on when I have decided who will get the card. I also used some ball trimming and hope that gives a feeling of snowballs. 

Well, that is all for now. Hope to be back soon again.

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card

torsdag 25 juni 2015

Summertime sentiment

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at AUD sentiment, well not new but team B is showing of their inspiration for the last week of the challenge Summertime sentiment.

This time we're sponsored by Make it Crafty which have some of my favourite images when it comes to male images. And since my family is filled with bikers; well a few at least like my dad who owns a big green mashine. I have never enjoyed biking at all. My partner have a sporting bike a la oldie but in great shape. We have been together for more than 20 years and I have been on that bike five times. Never again, and hopefully my partner will only do what the image does as well in the future. LoL

I printed biker dad fairly big this time as it is filled with details and I am still sore in my fingers and hands. I am lucky when I manage to use them for anything more than the job training. But I feel that I miss my crafting so this was great fun even if the boss ladies had to wait for my card again. Sorry about that. I'm doing my best and really wanted to use the image I got from MIC.

Big image require very little embellishments on the card. I punched out a few red stars and added some gemstones to give a little sparkle. Who dare say you can't use sparkle on male cards? I was also good enough to use up some leftover designer papers from Magnolia. A ribbon with big dots on it that I used with the wrong side up to get a plain black ribbon. A few metallic star brads and my sentiment made with organge letter stickers from Panduro. The image is coloured with my Letraset Markers. The sentiment says "Sommarskoj med hoj" (summer fun with bike). It doesn't really make out that great in English for once. LoL I have used some glossy accent on the light and on the cleaning bottle for a little more interest as well.

Ok, this is a really fun and simple challenge so come on and join us in the fun over at AUD sentiments.

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
Papertake weekly - trio tastic (three of something (three brads, three groups of stars))
TTCRD - Anything goes
Pennys challenges - Anything goes
Simon says - Anything goes
Cards for guys - Use a die or a punch (star punch used here)

tisdag 23 juni 2015

Rainbows - either actual ones or the colours

Morning and hello! Long time no seen. My finger joints keeps messing with me and make it hard for me to creat at the moment. The card I am showing here is actually the one I started for the Paper Shelters challenge last week. Recycling is a good thing right? I am really tired of the pain right now and since the weather is playing games it doesn't get any better. Hope it will be more stable soon.

Ok then, trying to keep this short to ease the pain in my joints. The image is from the Paper Shelter and is called The hippie van. Of course coloured with my Letraset Markers. You do need to use them to take part in the challenge over at Passion for Promarkers which this week have the theme of rainbows - either an image of one or the colours.

Designer papers I have used are from an Echo Park pad. The flower ribbon is a left over from a magazine or something like that I think. Black pearls in the corners and in the bottom of the rainbow, no gold here. ;) The center of the flowers has gotten a dash of black glitter glue from Rangers. The lights on the van have some glossy accent to them just for a little fun and interest.

Sponsoring the challenge over at Passion for Promarkers is Polkadoodles with two images to one lucky winner. Lucky you!

Well then! What are you waiting for? Come on and do some Letraset colouring and come and join us over at PFP this week!

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Doodle pantry - Anything digital goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Name that tune - Over the rainbow (Maybe not the way it should be but literally...) :)

fredag 12 juni 2015

Santa is coming to town

Morning and hello weekend! Made it in the nick of time again. Still hot like boiling water here in Kalmar and while everyone is enjoying it, I get more and more pain. Still shouldn't complain. The school is over and out for the kids for the summer. Three  weeks with the youth center by the sea four days per week and then long lazy days for 6 weeks for them.

As it's still really painful in my joints I used a pre coloured image for my card today. It's from The Paper Shelter and is called Yes, I have my methods. I went for a green theme this time, don't ask me why, but it might have to do with me finding some green mirriboard. It's a simple card. but it's there. Some card candy and a punched border is the decorations for this. Also some net ribbon to break the text paper up a bit. Letter stickers from Panduro spells out Merry Christmas in Swedish.

This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments who are offering the winner three digis.
Anyway, it's time for a bit of rest. And then there is time to do a few more cards that is needed for the weekend. Two for a name ceremony and one birthday card. Busy busy! I wonder how this will work out with my poor hands. I might even give in when it comes to this...

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card