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.

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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

fredag 31 mars 2017

Christmas birds or animals

Good morning and hello! It's finally time for a new challenge over at the Winter Wonderland. This time do we want to see your christmas cars with animals or birds on them. It shouldn't be that hard so start creating!
Sponsoring us this time is Kitty Bee Design

The prize this week is one digi of winners choice


“Aloha! My name is Ruth, and I’m the owner/illustrator of Kitty Bee Designs, out of beautiful Hawaii. After a long day of staring at numbers, doodling at night was my way of relaxing. I have always been a "card maker at heart, and a "paper hoarder," but could never find that "perfect" rubber stamp design. Kitty Bee Designs was created to fill the need for simple and whimsical stamp designs. These stamps were specifically made to bring a smile to the creator and receiver of these cute stamp designs. I hope you enjoy them as much as we (the lovely design team) do here at Kitty Bee Designs.

We offer our all our images in digital format, and some even make it to limited-run clear stamps!! You can find our images in our Etsy Store and wonderful inspiration + super fun challenges on our blog!! Come swing by and say hello!!!”

There is some lovely images in the store so if you haven't payed them a visit please do.

For my card have I used the sweet little Santa Kal-Bee and as I really didn't know how to use just one little cow, I made a little row of them. They are social cows, are they not? You very seldom see just one of them, right? I coloured them with my markers from Letraset nowdays Winsor & Newton.


I used some left overs from my Magnolia designer papers that is so hard to match up with others because of the look of the paper they are printed on with some nice structure but no one else has it and it looks kind of messy with the normal dp's. But here I could use it all alone. 😊 I have also used some gold foil card stock to match up the bells. To add some interest to the card have I cut the muzzles of the cows and added extra foamdots below. They also hold the bells in place.

The sentiment is die cut with a die from Lawn Fawn. Three layers of black cardstock and one with gold. Maybe I should have added a few notes as well but that will be for next time I guess.

I hope that you will come and join us over at the Winter Wonderland and get a card or two done for Christmas. It's here sooner than you think.

Anyway, take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 22 mars 2017

Birthday girl

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter this morning. Our theme is nice and easy. We are making cards for birthday girls. We had some trouble with power breaks in the house yesterday so I have not be able to take any photos of my card just yet, but as soon as I get home tomorrow I will have it up for you all.

In the meanwhile you'll have to read all about it. 😉 I have used the updated version of Cool Lolly which you find here. I love the style of this image and it's an image that makes me happy when I see it so I thought it is fitting for a birthday card. I have coloured with my Letraset markers and trias as well... Wonder how long those will last?


The designer papers are from Glitz, but I don't remember the name of the pad. I love the pastels in their paper pads. Really nice ones and paired up great with some black from time to time. The design is simple yet again as I am away during the days and have not really gotten used to that just yet. Slowly I get there. Back to the card... I have used my favourite foam letters from Panduro to spell out congratulation in Swedish and have just added a few ballons made with a Marianne die as decoration. Nice and simple and not too heavy so as cheep as it can be to send in the mail.

 Well, this is all for now. I wish you a wonderful day!

Have fun and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Come and get it challenges - anything goes
Glitter and sparkle challenges - anything goes
Corrosive challenges - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes


tisdag 21 mars 2017

Girl power

Morning and hello! Tuesday again and a new challenge up over at Passion for Promarkers. This week's theme is set to "Girl Power" and it will be a great pleasure to see what you create for this challenge. As always when taking part in our challenges over at PFP you will need to use your promarkers to colour or their old cousins, the trias.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is A day for daisies offering a gift voucher worth $12. So hurry up and create some fabby card or what ever your passion is about and you have the chance of winning this lovley prize.

As I was way ahead creating my card have I used and old image that I love beacuse it is very much the 50ths for me, and also very much my granny. Not that she looked anything like this. She was tiny and more of the round shaped... But she did rule! Gosh! I really miss her!


So coloring done with my markers, mostly trias as I like the nibs better on those markers and I wish they was on the market again as well as the fabby colouring paper that Letraset had even if it was expensive. Lots of missing today... Oh well, I don't remember what the image is called but it's from Kenny K's. I fussy cut this image and had it printed quite large acually. The card Is about 15 cm square and the image is almost full sized to that.

I used some of my fave dp from Magnolia, Sweden. I love this chess paper. Goes so well with everything and I would used it more if it was not in that kind of paper that doesn't match up any other brand. A few stars decorate the card. It felt powerful to me. One of them has a metalic border around it. A few enamel dots give some extra detail and the round shapes softens the card design a bit. The sentiment is written by my grand dads old marking "machine".

Well, this is all from me for today. I wish you a lovely day and I see you back here tomorrow as it's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Come and get it challenges - anything goes
Glitter and sparkle challenges - anything goes
Corrosive challenges - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes


onsdag 8 mars 2017

Circles/dots and or stripes

Morning and hello! Hope you have a great week so far... Hmm it feels like I wrote this just a second ago and I probably did, over at the Paper Shelter challenge blog. We have a new theme starting today and by the title of my post today you get our theme. Circles/dots and/or stripes. I should not be that hard as you can use some die cut circles to cut your image, some striped dp's or maybe a bunch of layered washi tape lines and you have your stripes. You get the idea.

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.

I love my circles, well I love geometric shapes and try hard not to line up everything in "perfect" rows. Trying to be a bit more playfull or how I should put it. It's not going that well so far, but hey practise makes perfect. LoL


For my card today have I used one of the funky boy images that the Paper Shelter has provided lately and it's called "Urban and modern boy". He is coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Tria-makers. And as always when there is some reflextions or glass on the image I am there with my glossy accent as I love the effect and I think it gives that something extra even if the rest of the card is without any texture.

The designer papers for this card is from Simple Stories and it's a mix of different digital packs. And as I printed them a while back I am not sure which packs they are from. The main part of them is probably from "Say Cheese". The circle dies I have used is from Lawn Fawn and the letters are ones again from Panduro. Love both the size and the font of these foam letters.

Ok then, this is all from me for today. Now it's time for me to listen to a book for while and hopefully will this snow melt away during the day. Hopefully will I be able to get some cross stitch sewing done, and maybe a little bit of colouring. Then tonight it's time for a meal out as my "hubby" has his birthday.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
The Paper Player - Cut it out
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

tisdag 7 mars 2017

It's a boy!

Morning and hello! It's time for a new fun challenge over at Passion for Promarkes. This week's challenge is set by Eileen and is our memory challenge of her. She's still very missed by us all. Anyway, here theme was set to "It's a boy" and that what we are going with this week. As long as the card is for a male I think you will be fine and don't forget to colour with your promarkes you have also a chance of winning this weeks prize.

Denise Morgans foto.
Our sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter and they are offering 1 digi image to one lucky winner of this challenge.

I have for once use a sponsor image and it's called Shy in the sky. Cute image and lots of fun to colour 
in. I like the bold lines. Easy and fun to colour. It was a bit hard to photo today as we have a snowstorm 
at the momement and it's an going one. Second day now and it's really windy. Anyway, I have coloured 
this little mister and his pet and plane with my promarkers and fussy cut them out. My dp is from a 
digital Echo park kit. Sorry I don't know which one. The window on the place and Sky's glasses is 
covered with some glossy accent. The foam letters are from Panduro Hobby. The cloud die is from 
Gummiapan here in Sweden.


Well my friends. This is all from me for today. I wish you all the best and hope that you will take part in Eileen's last challenge. It's nice easy and fun and don't forget to use your letraset markers pro or tria ones.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

fredag 3 mars 2017

Ribbon and or lace

Morning and hello, or rather good afternoon. I am running a bit late here today as the week has been hard on me with more pain again but it will ease soon I hope. I tripped on our porch that we are rebuilding and hit a foot and a knee quite bad. I also got a "bit" too much weight too fast when that happened. I give it another week and if it doesn't heal during this time, here come I come Mr/Mrs Doctor!

Oh well, had an appointment with a physiotherapist in the morning as well. Not for me this time, my elder has problem with feet and knees, especially during soccer season. So now I am over and out how to speak.

We have a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland today. The theme is ribbon and/or lace. Nice and easy for you all we hope. For this challenge are we very appropriate sponsored by





Who are offering a great prize of a £10 voucher to send in their store

Here's a little about our sponsor
Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emprium. We are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
 
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a must have for all type of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grossgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots of lots of different colours in a range of widths. 

Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration? Then have a look at our projects on our blog or visit our Inspiration blog, or maybe join in with our Ribbon Challenge on Facebook. Go on, have a look, it's worth it!

And then we have my card. I have used one of my favourite Magnolias one of the fabby old snowmen. I don't remember what it's called but it's cute isn't it? I have used a mix of different Maja
design dp's, from their Christmas collections. The ribbon is a rose ribbon/lace stuff. I have also added a pearly ribbon, and a little bow made out of lace. Two metal snowflakes and a few wooden stars together with little glittery flower cluster.


The image is coloured with my letraset markers and some glitter pens i both clear and coloured tones.

I do hope you take the chance and start up your Christmas card stash with this nice and easy theme.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie



onsdag 22 februari 2017

Boys are back in town

Morning and hello! I am back again, twice the same week! Today it's Wednesday and it's Winter vacation for the kids for one week. Well, yesterday we had 7 degrees celicius and not very much of what you call snow. Today is my olderst home and relaxing while my youngest went to play floorball with his youth recreation center. Each year every one of the YRC meet up in a tournament and even if Philip doesn't play regular he decided to go along and have some fun. He is one of those magic kids were it doesn't matter what kind of ball he plays with, it still looks easy. My oldest is way more lazy even if he is off to practise soccer as I write this.

Well, it's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter again and we have the theme of "Boys are back in town". That means we want to see a card for a male during this week. The Paper Shelter have some fabby new ones in their store so please do check them out. The newest one is an motorbike mechanic. Quite cool!


I have used the image called Businessman. He looks very young but I bet he is one of those brats that just do want they want and it goes well. LoL. Anyhow, it was great fun to colour this image and I have done that with my Letraset Markers and a few brown pens. The dp's are from Fancy Pants Swagger. The colours of these papers are stunning however a few of the dp's are quite hard getting real use from but I do my best.  If you look closly at the stars you can see that they have some human hands on them as I used a sizzix die to cut the stars and I wanted them to be brown and the best brown there was was on a dp with lots of men with hats on them. But they work as stars as well, don't they.


As always when it comes to our challenges over at the Paper Shelter do you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30 if you play with a Paper Shelter image. Playing with a different brand gives you the chance of collecting three digis of your choice.

And this is all from me for today. Now will I go back to my fun inks and write a letter or two. Do you know that it is International Correspondance month? Everyone deserve a handwritten letter from time to time. Have you written any lately? I have been really good this month and written 12 letters so far and everyone of them is to different penpals of mine all over the world. At least this correspondance month have got me to catch up with almost everyone of my pen pals. I still have a week left to finish the whole thing off.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

tisdag 21 februari 2017

Something new

Morning and hello! Time pass by fast and it's once again time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. This time our challenge is set by Ali and the theme is "Something new". Nice and easy, right? I have tons of unused stamps that I try to use as many of as I can at the moment. I will probably have to keep making cards the next 10 years or so without buying any new ones if this will come to an end but I keep working on that project.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is is Digi stamp boutique. They are offering one happy winner a gift voucher worth £10.

I have used two new stamps this time, well one stamp set from Lawn Fawn and one Magnolia Tilda. It's Tilda London or something like that, and the Lawn Fawn kit is from up in the air something in that area. Nice and easy to use. I really love the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies but I have had cut these ballons. Have no dies for that set.


I think I have been in my Echo Park stash for dp's here, quite some old pads but I don't remember what names they have.  But I do love them, probably why I have not used them before. Hoarded the good stuff instead of using it, but as someone said. Hoarding them in boxes doesn't make the papers pretty, it's when they are used they are to die for.

I have decorated with "some" glossy accent and an overflow with fluid enamel dots here. Too much fun to use at the moment. And I kind of see april showers infront of me when I look at this Tilda. A shower here, a shower there.

To have a chance of winning this weeks lovely prize you need to colour with you promarkers or trias, then you are good to go.

I hope you will come and play with us and take a chance of winning this weeks prize.

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 - add texture (hope that the glossy ac. goes as texture as it give a different feel to it)
OLLCB - Die cuts (sun, clouds, the three lowest layers)

fredag 17 februari 2017

Anything goes Christmas

Morning and hello! It's time for a new little post from me. I am sorry that it's so quite around here, but for now I am only posting when I feel up to it or have and dt-shows. I don't want to miss out on my dt-creations so I try to make those first hand. If any time left after that I can do what ever I feel like. LoL

This is my first dt-creation for the Winter Wonderland this year. I should have posted one earlier but got really sick and that kind of fell of the wagon. It's a sad challenge as we are paying tribute to our dt-leader and blogowner over at the Winter Wonderland, Eileen who sadly passed away 29th of January. RIP sweet Eileen it was an honor to have you on my design team over at the Paper Shelter, working with you over at Passion for Promarkers and have you as my boss here at the winter wonderland.

To honor Eileen have we decided to have the theme of "Anything Christmas". So show us all that you have when it comes to Christmas creations. You don't even have to think about a subject; just X-mas.

I have used an image that I got from a blogging friend for Christmas and the lovely circle die is also from the lovely Annelie. Who will when she least expect it get a surprise in the mail.😊


The cute image is coloured with my Letraset markers and fussy cut around it to fit it into the lovely wintery die cut. The designer papers are from Maja Design and the cardstock is Basil Vanilla white. The die is cut in white glitter cardstock. The board is cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the letter stickers are from Panduro. I decided to decorate the card with some star shaped wood pieces. A way to honor Eileen who's nick was Star.

Helen Niles foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is Little Claire Designs  with 3 digis for one lucky winner. 

Little Claire Designs is based on the Wirral in the north west of England and is owned and run by Steve and Gill. They sell a range of great stamps, digis, outline stickers, ready to use images, papers and other goodies.

You may well have seen Steve at craft shows up and down the country and most recently you will have seen him on Hochanda for Little Claire's debut show. Steve is back on the TV again on Monday 20 March for two shows!
They also host regular craft classes here on the Wirral - take a look at the website if you fancy a fun day out with good company and lots of card making. The blog is found here.
So that is all from me for today. I wish you a wonderful weekend and make a Christmas card and come joining us honoring Eileens (crafting-)life,

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie