tisdag 15 augusti 2017

Pretty Pastels

Morning and hello! It's time again for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. This time do we have the theme of "Pretty Pastels" and as long as you use your Letraset/Promarkers/Winsor&Newton markers you are good to go.

Denise Morgans foto.

Otherwise no chance on the lovely prize from Little Miss Muffet stamps who offers the winner a $6 voucher to spend in their store.

And now to my card for the week. For quite some time now have I had this stamp and dieset from Lawn Fawn thinking that I will used them to make a bunch if easy going cards. But the time is never there to play around just for fun, so today did I decide to use them for Lisa's Pretty Pastels' challenge. Crayons comes in all coloures so it made it a good choice to play around with the stamp/die set.


Some colouring with my markers and some pencils to highlight the shadows a tiny bit. Then I got my die cut mashine to work using mainly dies from Lawn Fawn to create my little scenery. I went a bit heavy on the pearl acrylic paint but now I learned to next time. Stop in time and don't over do it. That paint has been stored for quite some time as well. Hmmm... buy less, use more? Maybe next year... LoL

The designer papers are from the pad Up, up and away by Nitwit and LOTV. It's not as much left on that now. All the favourites are gone but I am working my way down to the rest of them as well. I covered the mid section of the card with some vellum to give the crayons a bit of a rest in some softer coloured back ground. Kind of happy with the design, but next time COLOR will be in different colours... You always learn something don't you?

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 9 augusti 2017

Blooming days

Morning and hello, well a bit late but still... We have a new challenge up for you all over at the Paper Shelter today and the theme is nice and easy as we have set it to Blooming days. So add a few flowers to your creation and you are good to go. You can enter our challenges up to three times and one of those creations needs to have a TPS image on them. So even if you are without any of theses fabby images you can enter our challenge here.

For my card today have I used the fun image Enjoy the summer and you find it here. It's coloured with a mix of promarkers and copics. I am quite annoyed as my pens keeps bleeding and I am tired of it. It was close to the bin again. I decided to look the other way. I have use an First edition paper pad, First leaf or something like that. I hardly every use those papers as I think they have too much structure on some of them. Don't like that. But I like the colours in this pad at least.


I have used some hemp string, dew drops in brown and of course some flowers as the theme is about flowers this time around. That is what I have used for decorations this time.


As always we have a gift voucher up worth $30 when you play with the Paper Shelter brand. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice.

Well, now is it time for me to lay down and relax a bit and then maybe even drag myself to the gym and do some cardio. But that is just a big maybe.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 1 augusti 2017

Fun in the Sun!

Morning and hello! I am back again after a very long weekend with tons of soccer in the village of Vimmerby. My youngest have been playing with a team of older boys and has done a great job. We will be back again next year. Third time in a row!

But today it's all about card making again. We have a new challenge over at Passion For Promarkers and the theme is "Fun in the Sun". I went with a soccer card as it is way more fun to play and watch when it's a bit of sunshine.


I have used the Soccer trio from Lili of the Valley and coloured with my Letraset/Winsor & Newton markers. I dugg around my digital papers and found my mini theme from Echo park and used that. Some wooden stars and a few card candies are the decorations for the card together with some letter stickers from Panduro.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is Sasayaki Glitter. And the prize is one digi of winners choice.

Well, sweet and short today as I feel a bit off since the weekend. A ton of energy is used even if it's not me who plays. LoL

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:
TTCRD - Anything goes
2 sisters on the blog - Anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
Creative with Stamps - Boys to men

onsdag 26 juli 2017

Anything goes

Morning and hello! It's midweek and time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. We are going to have a bit of a summer break during this challenge and that means no commenting. Our theme is "Anything goes".


Just as always you can enter our challenges up to three times and one of those entries needs to have a TPS product on it. You can play with any brand and you have a chance to win three digis of your choice from the store. Playing with a TPS image and you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30.

For my card have I used the lovely Pineapple and coloured it with copics. Totally lost but trying. I am struggling a bit with my Promarkers as quite many of them are running out. Need to restock on some of the colours.


The designer papers might look familiar to you as I had a card up two weeks ago with almost the same look. I miss judged the placement and had to redo it so I made this card at the same time and it turned out great.

Well, short and sweet today. The changing weather is causing me some trouble again with stiff vrists and sour neck. Life is great! It will get greater!

Take care and do something you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

fredag 21 juli 2017

Use a digi!

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my corner of the blogging world. Hope you’re all doing fine and enjoy the sunshine. Well, we are a bit off line here as the kids have trouble letting go of their screens in all single ways. If it’s not their phones, there is the computer, and if it’s not the computer the TV. I wonder what my granny had said if she was still alive and saw this.

It is time for a new challenge over at WinterWonderland today and it feels so right to sit and make Christmas cards when it’s about 24 degrees outside. LoL Well, I will be grateful when December comes and I realize that I have to make a ton more of them as it’s very few made so far. I need to step it up and if the weather will keep its promise and poor down on us tomorrow I will make a bunch of cards hopefully. We always have hope. J

The theme of this period is “Use a digi” so we have a nice and easy theme for you this time. So keep these Christmas cards coming. You know you will need them really soon. LoL


I have coloured my image with some copics that I really don’t know how to handle properly. But it’s always good to try out new things. The image is called Christmas Deer from All dressed up. Sweet and lovely images for you all to enjoy. I have combined the image with some designer papers from Dove craft and it’s called something like Kraft Christmas or something like that. The ribbon is from Royal Tiger of Copenhagen, the sentiment charm is from ROX-stamps and the favourite snowflake is from PH Hobby. Pearls is from my enormous stash. I have used some wink of stella pens on the deer as well. Clear, purple and green.

Helen Niles foto.
Sponsor of this challenge is All dressed up and they offer one lucky winner two digis of their choice. How nice isn't that?

Well folks, this is all from me for today. I wish you a lovely week and hope to see you around. Take care and do something you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:

TTCRD – Anything goes

tisdag 18 juli 2017

Bright colours!

Morning and hello! I am back with a creation again. It is really hard to get into creative routines at the moment. I don't have much time , or well I have time but I don't have as much energy as I used to have before I started to work. Now almost all of my energy takes up of the work and how to get more effective. Well, however I have at least managed to get a card done for the new challenge over at Passion for promarkers. Our new theme is set by Hazel and it's "Bright colours".That means we really want to see happy colours on your creations this week. Shouldn't be too hard now when we have summer and everything is about bright colours. Even my hair is bright happy colour: organge, even neon orange.

Oh well, happy colours. I have used a sponsor image from Bugaboo called Meant to be floral. It was quite a long time since I used a sponsorimage but now I have two times in a row. It's tons of happy flowers on this image and I have used quite a lot of different colours. However I think it ended up quite fine in the end. I have of course coloured with my Letraset/Winsor Newton. It looks quite ok as there is more than one colour how to speak. It was fun to colour this image in as it was no faces to deal with. I have missed that.


I have used a bunch of dp's from Echo Park I believe. Summer time or happy summer time. Something like that. It's happy designer papers and I did a fairly straight design with straight lines. It is kind of what I do at the moment. I have use three different dp's and have given them orange back drops. It looks quite ok with all the bright colours. I love the Echo park paper packs, they are smashing with their great colours and the straight line that shows throw. Anyway, Echo Park dp's and to that a ribbon, wooden decorations (hearts), pearls and a few butterflies gives interest to the card. Paper flower are also use for decorations. Two butterflycharms is also added to the card. It got a little low but looks ok anyway.

Denise Morgans foto.
Well to have a chance of winning the Bugaboo prize for this week. Our lucky winner will recieve $12 gift voucher. You have to use Letraset markers/Winsor &Newton markers to have a chance on the prize.

I hope you have the chance to take part and play with us for this nice and easy challenge. You know you can do it!

Take care, and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 12 juli 2017

Punches and/or dies

Morning and hello! It's Wednesday again and we have a new challenge up for you all over at the Paper Shelter. This weeks theme is "Punches and/or dies" so a very nice and easy theme for you all to play along with us. You don't even have to use a TPS image to play along.

Well I spend a lot of time writing at work and it has started to go on my vrists so I keep this fairly short. I have used the fabby and really lovely image "Berry Delight". It's coloured with my copics and Letraset markers. I really need to do a check up on my Letraset markers as some are running low and some are not working very well etc. So a mix we had this time.


I am working hard on using up my dp's but it goes very slow. I have use a paper pack that comes from LOTV and NitWit collections. Sorry don't remember what it's called. Used a few Magnolia dies to decorate the card. It's from the last club kit of dies. The border die is really old and still a favourite of mine. Once again have I used the letter stickers from Panduro and today I covered them in glossy accent as they wasn't sticking very well to the card. Put them a bit low on the edge.


Playing with a TPS image give you a chance of winning the gift voucher worth $30. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice. However, in both cases you have to claim your prize before Saturday the same week our new challenge starts.

This is all from me for today. I hope you take the chance of playing with us when we have such easy theme. You can enter our challenges three times but one of your creations needs to have a TPS image on them.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 4 juli 2017

Anything goes over at PFP

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promakers again and this one is a really easy one: Anything goes as long as you have used Promakers/Winsor and Newton markers on your creation.

Denise Morgans foto.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments and the prize is three digis of your choice. How great isn't that for prize ?


For my card then. Coloured with the dear old markers from Letraset/W&N is the image called Fifi - Bubbles from Crafty Sentiments. A sweet and charming image and really fun to colour in too. I have paired her up with some dp's from MME I think. For decorations have I used a bunch of enamel stars, a ribbon and some sequines in silver and pearl. I have also used some gloss on the bathfoam as well for some more fun and water feel to it.

I hope you will come and join the fun over at Passion for Promarkers this week.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 28 juni 2017

Summer birthday

Morning and hello! Time for a new post from me today and today it's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. Our theme this week is "Summer birthday". That simply means we want to see a birthday card with kind of light colours or very bright colours that brings your mind to summer.

I have used a new image called Josephine. A nice charming image with a theme I love. Love those costumes, the old fashion. It's stunning. Today I have coloured with my Letrasetmarkers and some pencils as well. My old LM's is running low and I am not too fond of the new ones. Anyway. I got her coloured and on a card. It might be a strange image for a summer birthday but we always have out door theatre here in my little town and once or twice I've gotten tickets to see these on my birthday, during the summer. :)



I have used some Maja design papers for this card, I think they are from Sofiero collection but not totally sure. It's some left overs that got to work this time. Always feels great to finish off a card knowing that you could finish off some leftovers. I have also used a bunch of die cuts on this card, mostly from Magnolia, Sweden. Pearls, a ribbon bow, a butterfly charm and letter stickers from Panduro is used as decorations. The sentment says congrats in swedish just like a birthday card should.

I have to keep this short as I cut myself on a die, a sharp edge point that I was about to cut off but made a bit of a mess with my finger first. Nothing planned, just very painful at the moment, and very bloody. Managed to keep it way from my card at least but I feel very clumsy with the patch on. Will be gone tomorrow I guess.


As always when we have a challenge over at the Paper Shelter do we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with a TPS image. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice.

Anyway, take good card and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

fredag 23 juni 2017

Snowmen!

Morning and hello! Yet another post from me this week. How amazing! That have not happend in many, many months I think. LoL And do you know what, I keep going with my Christmas cards and snowmen as well. They are so easy to colour in that even my non working vrists can handle it. So here we go!

The theme over at Winter Wonderland is this two weeks challenge "Snowmen" So on your card we want to see a snowman or two, nice and easy. There is a trillion of snowmen images of all different kinds out there. My snowman is called Snow happy and you find him here.

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Our sponsor this time is Stamping Studio and here is some info about them.

Stamping Studio is proud to sponsor for you! The prize is one image from each artist. Join us at our Facebook group Stamping Studio for freebies and specials.

And here is about my card. The sweet image is coloured with a mix of copics and Letraset Markers now known as Winsor and Newton. I dugg out a very old pad with Christmas/winter design papers. I think it might be Dovecraft but not sure. It's really think and I started to wonder if I had used it at all, but it's a big mess and the front and back is missing so I must have. It's only a very heavy load of papers in the pad. LoL


So there it is. I went blue on this card, don't ask me why and now is even my photo looking blue, but no time to fix that right now. A grey, broad ribbon from Panduro, some card candy and a die cut from Joy Design I thing is my decorations for this card. It has been fun to make cards again, but I feel rusty and and everything gets crocked. Oh well, I will get into it for real again. Just need to catch up on my sleep and energy. My oldest have managed to make me promise to work out with him at the gym, so I might get more energy after doing that for a while. He turns 11 in November and has gotten his first gym card but he has to work out with an adult, that would be me, right? I prefere to colour but if this gets him going it will be worth it.

So that's all from me for today and for you who celebrate Midsummer today! May it be a great one!

Take care, and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 20 juni 2017

Sketch time!

Morning and hello! I am back again, sun burned and tired and with some Christmas inspiration for you all. Yes I know, but you know I am so behind with my Christmas cards that I have only one choice, well maybe two. One is to get them done, the other is to buy Christmas cards and that really doesn't feel right to me.

So this week over at Passion For Promarkers do we have a sketch as our theme. It's a nice and easy one and you can flip it either way. I have used it up side down. Here is how the loveyly sketch looks.

Denise Morgans foto.

The image I have used is from Teddy Bo Company and you find it here. It's a sketch look of a snowman that I really love. I went fairly dark on the colours here I feel and I used a white gel pen to go around it all. All to match the ribbon. Now it looks really hard on the photo but it isn't as bad IRL. The designer papers are from a no name brand that I have had for ages. Some of the dp's are fabby others has really strange colours to them. I pick the best ones. 


I have just used a sentiment to decorate, I think it's from Marianne Design. A black and white Christmas ribbon, might be from Panduro and a metal corner that I bought from PYHobby. 

Sponsoring the challenge is Ppinkydolls and one lucky winner will recieve 3 digi images from their store. A nice and lovely prize for sure.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 14 juni 2017

Tie a bow

Morning and hello! Thanks for dropping by and visiting today am I showing a card for the new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. This time our theme is "Tie a bow". Nice and easy. You can tie a bow with ribbon, twine, lace etc. Or you can make it out of paper, as long as it's 3D how to speak.

I know that I will have a real lack of Christmas cards when that times come as I have not made that many so far this year. So I thought that I should get a least one card done for now. So I did but I didn't colour myself this time. I used one of Veronicas pre coloured images as I struggle a bit with my hands again. They are a bit stiff and doesn't work like they should.

Anyway I have used Running for Christmas the pre coloured version as mentioned. I have paried it up with some dp's from NitWit and LOTV, it's from two different collections that I don't know what they are called. The front is missing. I have used some vanilla cardstock to lighten things up a tiny bit. I have used the old dear fiskars punch and raised the bottom of that panel.


A doily as a back drop and a red ribbon to that. I glued down a gemstone heart and a tiny, tiny heart charm on the card as well. I got about 200 of those but they are so small so I always forget to use them, even if I try to have at least one charm on each card. That idea could go better, but hey I am working on it. I have also use a few glitter pens in green gold and silver. Kind of looks a bit too much on the nose, but IRL it's totally ok. Promise! :)

Well take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 6 juni 2017

Birds, bugs or butterflies

Morning and hello! A new post from me! It nearly didn't happen as I am in tons of pain again. The weather keeps changing from warm to cold, from dry to moist all the time and I can't deal with that but here I am. 😊

With some adjustments I managed to make a card for our new fun challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. We have the fun and fitting theme of "birds, bugs or butterflies" on this week and how fun isn't that for a theme? You can add a charm, have them on an image, on the dp's etc. Just as long as one or more shows on your creation. Nice and easy!


I have used an old and sadly forgotten stamp from Sheena Douglas, it's a set with a few sentiments and two butterflies so I decided to use one of each as they are fairly big. I stamped on aquarel paper and stamped twice: once with archival ink and once with some watermark ink and them embossed the whole thing. Then dug out my as sadly forgotten about aquamarkers. But now they have been put to use once again. At least once from time to time. The sad thing is that I forget about how to use them the best way in between. I know I get less pain from colouring with them compared to the other markers, still it's the originals I go back too.

The card today is really simple as I went with one of the butterflies in the set and then coloured in colours that I was in the mood for. Maybe I should have kept it more brown, but I had a red and yellow day. 😊 Then a little blue/lilac as a background colour to all of that and then on to a couple of layers of card stock. The sentiment is stampt with archival ink, colour coffee. Some pearls on top and I had a card made. Really happy I got it done!

Our sponsor today is Petal Lu who offer a 30 % off in their store and there is also a set of Winsor/Newton markers up for grabs. (Vibrant tones) How nice that is together right?

Well, trying to keep it short to get off some pain so take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anthing goes

onsdag 31 maj 2017

Make it digital over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! Time for me to post a little bit something again. It's Wednesday and that means new challenge over at the Paper Shelter and this week we are really doing things easy for you all. We're having the theme of Make it digital and that simply means that you should use a digital image and or digital designer paper. It's as easy as that, you don't have to go banans with digital colouring or something like that even if you may do that as well if you want too. :)

I missed out on the last TPS challenge as it was heavy load at home with school arrangements and soccer games in the middle of the week. This week is a little bit easier but I am really tired, I have started to work for real now. I got my first pay check in almost 8 years the other week and I am so proud of myself for not giving up and I even managed to fix my Insurance office so that I don't miss out on a whole day of payment when my painful days comes. I will only miss out on 20% so I am really pleased with how I deal with things at the moment. Now it's only two persons have it coming to them...but I will be fair to them and keep quiet so this is all you get about that. Just had to get it off my chest.

So my card then. The image is called Lil' Cowboy and is one of the new images from the Paper Shelter. I have coloured all with my Letraset / Winston & Newton markers. I so like the old ones better than the new ones and my trias, I will miss you when you all have run out. :(


The designer papers are from NitWit collection and is called Little tumbleweeds. Filled with tons of cowboy stuff. Too good not to use with this image. I have used some golden brads, a star charm also golden and some hemp string to decorate my card. The tile letters are from Panduro and this is the orange version.

Well then play along with us one of the fabby TPS images or dp's or even the other kits to make stationery or boxes or tags with. All digital and you get them over at the Paper Shelter for a only a few dollars. All images comes with at least one dp to match the image. Using TPS products gives you the chance of winning $30 gift voucher to use in the store. Playing with another brand which you also can do if you prefere will get you a chance to win three digis of your choice. So do come and play with us, you won't regret it.

There is also a spot open on my team if anyone fancy joining us over at the Shelter. Just drop me an e-mail and I have a look at your creations.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

fredag 26 maj 2017

Hats and/or scarfs

Morning and hello! Back again with a little creation of mine. It's time for a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland and this week we want to see your hats and/or scarfs on your creation. It should be nice and easy to find an image that fits the theme.

Helen Niles foto.

Our sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter Digistamps and the prize is one digi for one lucky winner. Sasayaki Glitter Digistamps does also have a challenge blog that you find here.

For my card have I used the image Happy Winter which you find here. A sweet and happy girl well wrapped up in her hat and scarf. I've coloured with my Letraset/Winsor & Newton markers and some glitter pens from Sakura. Also is a white gel pen used here.


My designer papers comes from Maja Design and from the collection A gift from the heart. The antique gold charm and snowflake are from PY Hobby. The tree dies are from Magnolia and well covered up border die from Joanna Sheen. Flowers from my stash and then are covered in some glitter. I used some gesso on my trees, maybe a tiny bit too much, but it is winter. LoL

Well, I hope to see you play along with us and you can add your card to our challenge right here.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Always anything goes

tisdag 23 maj 2017

Make it manly

Morning and hello! Long time no seen. I have been busy with life and have not had much energy for creating. I am working again, for real with a pay check. It has been a long journey but now it has come to an end. I have reached my goal and is really proud of myself. It would have been so easy to give up. But that is not my road to take.

Anyway, in some bright sun shine have I finally managed to make a card with an image from the Paper Shetler. It's called physical and sprititual strength. A very fitting name for the image. All my three brothers are and are former matrial art athlets. Two of them in the national team, the third stared to play tennis instead. My olderst brother, 40 + actually managed to win a bronze medal in Portugal during the winter. A bronze in the open champion ships of BJJ. Quite cool as he never had that succes when he was younger. My youngest brother was a real super start when it came to jiu-jitsu with one silver and one bronze in the world champion ships and a victroy in European challenge cup which is a big tournament like the world champs. Now is my nephew and nieces following in their dad's foot step. One is in the national junior team at the moment.



Ok, got a bit side tracked here. LoL Of course I have coloured with Winsor & Newton / Letraset markers. That is something you have to do as well if you want to chance of the prize this week. The image is paired up with some simple storie and Echo park dp's. The real deal this time, not the digital versions. I used some puffy stickers to decorate and my beloved Panduro Foam letters to say congrats.

Sponsor of the week

Denise Morgans foto.


Di's Digistamps with a gift voucher worth $12. Thank you for that!

Well that is all from me for today. I hope you have a good day and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 9 maj 2017

Anniversary challenge - Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! This week is the anniversary of the Challenge blog Passion for Promarkers. Happy Birthday! Some very well spent few years with tons of fun and lovely challenges. So this time are we celebrating with a lovely challenge for you all. We are playing bingo! There is only one thing you need to think about and that is to use Letraset Markers, now know as Winsor and Newton.

And here comes the bingo board

Denise Morgans foto.

We have a whole bunch of sponsors for this challenge and here they are

Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a prize of $21.00 voucher

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DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher

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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
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Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice

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Alicia Bel is offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher

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Petal Lu is offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher

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For my card have I used a TPS image that I had tons of fun colouring. I have used "punches and dies, bling and birthday" or "square card, bling and text" or "punches and dies, text and black & white". I love the shading of grey. Lots of fun to colour that way, but there isn't as many shades of grey left now when the Tria markers isn't around any more. That is sad as it hard to get those fine colour changes without more options. Please bring them back!


I have use a paper pad with only black and white dp's which is really nice. I just wish I had bought it as a 6 * 6 instead. Pearls, paper flowers, gem stones and a charm work as decorations. A punch for the border and a die cut flower is also used.

It would be great fun if you played along with us and help us celebrate our birthday. Tons of prizes to be won as well. Come on and join the fun.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 3 maj 2017

Flowers

Morning and hello! I am having a blooming week this week. Two challenges in a row with flowers as their main theme, and both of them are set by me. Wonder what I was thinking doing that? Oh well it is spring and the flowers are really blooming at this very moment so I am not that off, am I?

Todays card is for the Paper Shelter and as mentioned the theme is Flowers. That means that we want to see some flowers on your creation. Either on the image, on the dp's or even some lovely paper flowers or what ever they might be made from...

I have used the very adorable garden gnom with the name of "Having a good time!". Isn't he adorable? I think he looks very relaxed and happy with his day. He has probably worked hard for his rest, don't you think? I have coloured him with a mix of Letraset markers and copics. I have a few of the last ones as well and I thought I give them another try. I needed some new colours to jazz things up a bit. Really pleased with his flower shorts.


The designer papers are from Echo park once again. Filled with happy colours and a pleasure to use. Once again they are digital and I think they are from Celebrate spring. I print a few at the same time and never write down what they are. Maybe I should? :)


As always playing with us over at the Paper Shelter you are free to use any brand of image or none if that's how you like it. Then you have a chance of winning three digis of your choice. Playing with a TPS image gives you a chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30. How nice isn't that and you get quite a few images from that price. That means tons of fun!

Ok then, time for me to sign off for today. I wish you a lovely week and hope to see you soon again.

Take care and do something that makes YOU happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 2 maj 2017

Make it bloom

Morning and hello! I am back again, this time with a creation for Passion for Promarkers. For once it's a lovely day with sun shine but the wind is still cold. Yesterday I did some colouring and some painting as well. Redoing the stairway, from some kind of peach to black. It will look smashing when I am done with it. At least I hope so and together with some colourful wall paper it will be great.

Denise Morgans foto.

Anyway, sponsoring us this week is the Paper Shelter and the price up for grabs is a voucher worth $10. You will get a few images for that and it's all hight quality images and all comes with a backing paper as well.

And now to my card. I have used the image called Adorable Dutch girl. I probably should have gone with white blue and red but the cards is mine and I was in more vintage feel this time. :) She is coloured with letraset markers and some glitter pens from sakura. It probably doesn't show much on my photo but it's there.


I have used some of my Maja Design papers. It's time to use up some of the old stuff laying around. It is getting really crowded in my crafting room and I need to use some of that stuff up now. Wonder how it always become more in that room even if you keep making stuff? Hmmm a little helper maybe? The dp's are from Coffee in the arbour or something like that and I have used some vanilla card stock as matting for all the panels. Butterfly charm is from PY hobby, paper butterflies made with a Martha Stewart punch and the flowers are mostly from WOC. A piece of lace and some pearls from my stash as well.

This is all from me for today. Take care and do what makes YOU happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Always fun challenges - Flowers
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Pearls and or gems
Make my Monday - May flowers
Addicted to stamps - Flowers and butterflies
Glitter and sparkle challenges -  Flower power

fredag 28 april 2017

Sparkle or bling

Morning and hello! Hope you had a good week and are ready for the weekend? Here it's cold and freezing while I write this. Rain, heavy winds and snow from time to time. Well, spring weather. LoL

Today is it time for a new Christmas card from me and that means a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland as well. The theme set for these two weeks are: sparkle or bling or maybe a little bit of both.

I have used an image from our sponsor and it's called Mr and Mrs Snow. I won the image a while back but have not been able or had the time to use it before now. But here we go. It's coloured with my Letraset Markers and then some stickles from Rangers on top of that.


I have also used some gold card stock with a matte finish in gold to back the card. I have also used some Kraft card stock for that. The circle dies are from Gummiapan. The dp's are digitals from Echo Park, winter something something I think. The red foam letters comes from Sirap i Paris store. And the doily is bought at PY Hobby if I remember right. I cut it in half and spread it out a bit. Well, I think that's about it about this creation. I feel a bit more stressed out when it comes to my crafting at the moment as I am busy with work and soccer for the kids five or six days when it's at it's worst. But the season is short two intense months during spring and then the same again during fall. I will find some new routines to make it all work again. I have before and will again. Well my friends. Take care and do what makes you happy

Helen Niles foto.
Crafty Sentiment which is sponsoring us have this say about their company by the way:
“Crafty Sentiments Designs was started back in 2009 by myself, Suzette, the owner. My artist and I bring you cute, whimsical and fun characters, to create unique and excigint hand made gifts and projects. We also carry our own brand of exclusive rubber stamps, digital stamps, cutting dies, sentiments and CD roms that are perfect for all your scrapbooking and card making needs. There is always something new each month as we release new images monthly. Crafty Sentiments Designs is also now hosting live shows on Hochanda a UK based craft channel”

 Well my friends. Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 19 april 2017

Sentimental

Morning and hello! It's already Wednesday, can you believe it? How fast wasn't that long weekend over? Well, I spent it in bed with a heavy, mean cold. I can still not hear and it will probably be this way for a few more weeks. It's like getting water in your ear and it won't let go. Not even my hearing aid helps when it is like this. Living in my own little bubble.

We have a new challenge up for you today over at the Paper Shelter. It's called sentimental and that means that we want to see a sentiment of some kind on your creation. I have started my card, but have not had the chance to finish it yet. So you have to wait until later today to see it. However, I have used Fun and Sun and in it's precoloured version. I love the colours in that. Maybe a little optimistic to use a summer image when we had snow yesterday, but you can always dream.


I have paired up the image with some dp's from Echo Park but I don't remember the name of the pack. It's digital so I should have no trouble finding it. But I am probably so tired by now that I just can't see it. It might be from the collection Park Bench. The colour fitted the ones I have on my desk. :) The foam letters are as usually from Panduro. A few home made enameldots as well as a die cut sun from Lawn fawn finish it all off.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 18 april 2017

Going dotty!

Morning and hello! I am back again, finally with a new creation. I am back at work training and have not settle with my new routines yet. On top of that it's mid April and that means that the outdoor soccer season is on the go how to speak. Last weekend was the first tournament outdoor for the year and next weekend will the series start for the olderst. A few more weeks before the younger one start his series with a tournament the day before. It will be interesting to see how that will go. You are always totally beaten of tiredness a day after a tournament even if you don't play yourself.

Todays card then. The theme over at Passion for Promarkers is set by Lisa and this week we're "going dotty". I went back to my digital Echo Park papers as I love the happy colours in their collections. They just make me smile and the best part is that I can use only what I want, over and over again. So tons of happy colours. I think you will see more of these designs in the coming weeks. I believe that I have mixed the dp's from Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Easer 1 and 2. The image is from Teddy Bo and Company. Isn't they the cutest? It will take me some time how to learn to colour these bears again but it was nice as a change and inspiration. I love the look of the little turtle as well. He or she looks so very smart!

I am sorry about the bad picture. 
It doesn't matter what I do the shading which looks nice IRL is horrible here. 

I have used a few favourite die cuts on this card as well, from Lawn Fawn. I call them the weather set, but it's not the real name for them. A few home made enamel dots is also used to be extra dotty.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring us this week is the Digi Stamp Boutique 
The prize up is a gift voucher worth £10

Well crafty friends this is all from me for today. I will be back tomorrow with a new creation for you to enjoy and maybe a new challenge for you to take part in.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 5 april 2017

Make it digital

Morning and hello! Midweek again. I can't believe how fast the time is going. Already first week of April and the soccer season starts on Saturday, the outdoor part that is. But first a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter. This week are we making it easy for you all. We're going digital. That means that you can use a digital image or digital designer paper, but only a computer generated happy birthday won't cut the deal. It shouldn't be that hard anyway.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

As always we have a gift voucher up worth $30 when you play with the Paper Shelter brand. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice.

For my card this week have I used the fun and charming Venus Flytrap. It could be my dad sorting out what should stay or what should go. In his mind he is a great gardener, but when it comes to practise. Well, that's a whole other thing. LoL


I have coloured with my Letraset Markers and used Echo Parks digital versions of Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter. I love Echo Park's wonderful dp's. They never fail to make me smile with it wonderful happy colours. As decorations have I used a Martha Stewart punch and a gingham ribbon under the punched edge. Under the image is a sentiment added with my foam letters from Panduro. Yes I know, once again. But they are the best. Size and design is pleasing to my eye.

I hope that you will join us in this fun and simple challenge. You don't even have to use a Paper Shelter image on your creation. Any image goes but if you want to enter more than three times one has to have a TPS image on it.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 4 april 2017

Something metal

Morning and hello! Can you believe that we have already come to April in the calendar? How fast isn't time passing by? It's the first spring week and on Saturday is the first soccer tournament outdoors for the kids. Totally nuts! Let me tell you, I will have my winter jacket on as it is always super windy and cold when this tournament is played. Freezing! It's quite close to the see so the water makes it colder than it really is but cold it is. LoL

Well, even if it feels cold was I in the mood for some spring colours and have coloured up my Little winged friend from BildmÄlarna in some lovely teal and pink and taken on some spring colours from the First Edition paper pack spring time or something like that.


Hmm, maybe I should tell you about the theme as well. Theme of the week is set by Julie and it's "Something metal". So what ever you can think of made of metal goes here. Charms, brads etc. I probably have charms lasting me a lifetime so I dug this cutie out and added it one of my flower clusters. Yes, I know I have used a ton of flowers and I need to use less but hey in the spring it's tons of flowers isn't it. Some pearls and pearl heats is also used to decorate the card. I think that the sentiment is from BildmÄlarna as well. Butterflies are made with a punch from Martha Stewart.

Denise Morgans foto.

As always when we have a challenge for you over at PFP you need to use your Promarkers or their cousins if you still have them, the trias. That is to have a chance to win our prize for the week. And this week is three digis from Crafty Sentiments. How nice isn't that?

Well the the folks, lets go out in the spring weather warm or cold...

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Spring into spring
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes