lördag 20 december 2014

Fussy and fancy - Finally

Big, big apologizes to my teamies over at Winter Wonderland. Nothing has gone as planed this week. I have been writing an exam that I should have done next week and all illnesses before that. I ended up behind with some stuff, but before with my exam. :)

Well, to get my card done and not more late than I had to, I have used a precoloured image from Lili of the Valley and it's from one of their artsy pads. I have used designer papers from Pion design and has once again manage to use up some scraps with makes me happy. A little more space in the shelfs, just a little but still... Our theme over at the Winter Wonderland is Fussy and Fancy and for a while now you dont even have to make Christmas cards to join us.



I have made a flower cluster as I love my flowers but the cards gets bulky. However this is a part of an order I got a while back and for once there was something good with higher cost of sending mail. they increased the weight for the same stamp as well. 50 grams and now most of my cards can be sent with one stamp again. WooHoo! The flowers are from different manufactures like Magnolia, I am Roses and WOC. Some dies are used as well: spellbinders, joy and Joanna Sheen. A MS punch and tons of glitter too.

This sponsor part is from our challenge blog:

"This is the start of the few months of the year where you don't have to make a Christmas project to enter our challenge although you can make it a Christmas project if you want to. 

As this is our last challenge for 2014 it will last for 2 weeks and we have four great prizes on offer!  These are our great sponsors:


£10 Voucher from the The Hobby House


£10 Voucher from Wild Orchid


£10 Voucher for Crafter's Companion


3 Digi's from Crafty Sentiments Designs"

Well, sweet and short. Soccer practise soon and then off to IKEA to buy a few things. Then we're going iceskating as the kids did a brilliant job cleaning up their play room. Rewards is a good thing sometimes, then we have cookie baking on the agenda. We'll see how this goes. Luckly there is still a few days before Christmas Eve is here. Just need to get started on things and then we're on.

Take care everyone,

Love n hugs

Marie

Challenges for this card

onsdag 17 december 2014

Anything goes

Good morning and welcome to the last challenge of the year from the TPS team. We have a nice and easy challenge going for you this Holiday break of ours. The challenge starting today will last all way into January next year. The A-team will start the team off at January 7th. But until then you have about three weeks or so to join our "Anything goes" challenge. You can enter up to three times and one of your creations need to have a TPS product on them. Either image or designer papers. 

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

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

Before I go on with this post I want to tell you who has won my "commenting" image. The lucky winner is Lucy Patric for her really sweet and personal comment. Thank you! Hope to see you play with us during the coming year as well. For more info, check out the TPS blog on how to claim your image. 

Do pop on over to the Paper Shelter blog and have a look at what my teamies has been up to. All designers is joining in for this challenge as well. Just to give you plenty of inspiration for the long break!

Many of my kids friends has their birthdays in the fall, so this is a card I made a while ago. Knowing that time is really limited during this time of the year, I made sure to make cards that I could pop into my dt-assignments. This is an image I really love and it's called My racing car. I have coloured with my Letraset Markers once again. They are so easy and fun to use but something has happend to the quality of them. Don't last as long as they used to, and sometimes way to much ink in them. Really dripping from the nib... What's going on?


Ok, back to the card...I wanted to use some warmer colours this time and went pretty much with the same colours as Veronica did when she coloured the image on her computer. Well, at least I took inspiration from there and from the cool designer papers I have used for the card. The checker dp is from Magnolia and I have bought tons of it. Always good on boys cards, then there is a paper pad called Hop Scotch from K and Company that I used for the more colourful parts of the card. I got some funky shadowing on the image as well as I have used 3-D foam dots to raise the image up a bit. 


The card was made for a friend of Philip from the soccer team. They are in the same school now as well but not the same class. I normally make soccer cards for the soccer players but this time I was in no mood for it. Can it have something to do with the fact that it was pooring down rain when I made the card? As always when it comes to cards for little boys I don't use much decorations. This time I settle for some stars and card candy. Also a sentiment is used for the card. I do love how all the colours came together in this card. Really lovely!

I hope that you will join us and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year again!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card





måndag 15 december 2014

Just a little more of that Christmas thing

Hello and good evening! I am normally writing my post in the morning but I do it back wards this time. I have a sugar nellie card to show today and since I will be sending it away really soon I thought I blog it before it find a new owner.

It's a DT call over at the sugar bowl, may be I should add my card there as it's one of my favorite stamp companies. I started off with their images when I began to blog my cards 5 years ago. Well, maybe I will, may be I won't take part. Have not decided yet...


But I can at least talk about my card, right? I have had this image coloured for a while now and it's done with distress inks and markers for a change. I normally go with my Letraset gang. And even if I have tons of Christmas papers to use for my cards I was in the mood for something else. So a big jump right into my box of left over cardstock. You know the bits and bobs that get left behind but now thrown away. That's what my card is made of this time. I used a few embossing plates to make the whole thing a bit more interesting.


Sorry about the photo, it's really dark and I don't have those fancy cameras or light to take a good picture. This had to do. :)

I have used a Marianne die for the "design circle" and the other stitched one is from MFT dies I think. Love that one too. The flowers is made with the die that came with the fancy circle and another Marianne design die. I have only added a few pearls in the middle of the flowers and ribbon for decoration. I a have also used a die from ROX stamps that says Merry Christmas in Swedish and that finish my card off.

Ok, better get to bed now as it's quite late and I have school tomorrow as well. Slowly getting closer to the end. WooHoo! Just a month and a half left now. Got expanded with one month but I can live with that.

Anyway, love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Papertake Weekly - Paper play
Sugarbowl - dtcall
Sugarbowl - anything goes
Come and get it challenges - Merry Christmas
Corrosive challenges - Anything goes

fredag 12 december 2014

Cards with gifts or gifts

Good morning to you all! It's time for a new challenge over at the Winter Wonderland and today we have the theme of gifts/presents. It can be something you made or a card with gifts on it. Nice and fun this close to the BIG day.


I took the chance to make a gift as I knew I had to make these little wellies when I saw the pattern and since I got a new little niece in October... I am sorry, but at the moment I can't remember from where I bought the pattern. As soon as I find it on my computer, I'll tell you where you can get yours. Don't you feel the urge to get a crochet needle and yarn out? LoL

I spent the weekend making these, got an inflammation in my shoulder, again. But it's so worth it. They are cute and I hope that she can use them. I made the size 3 - 6 months. Well, otherwise I have to make her another pair don't?


For once I even managed to get a fairly good photo of my project. I was planing to make a gift box for the shoes and add here as well, but I think I leave it like this. 


This week we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy and the prize is a Stamp of the Winner's choice. That's one great prize isn't it?

I leave you all with this and hope you come and play with us over at the Winter Wonderland. I am sure you have some fabby looking presents waiting for your special family and friends. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for these... shoes ;)





torsdag 11 december 2014

Christmas bingo

Hi there! It's time again for a new Christmas challenge and guess what? The theme is the same as over at Passion for Promarkers this time. We're playing BINGO!

This is the bingo board that we are using over at AUD sentiments. Remember that you have to use a sentiment on your creation as well. Otherwise, no prize to be won, ok?



I have made yet another card with Rudolph, or at least a rain deer on it. It's many of those this year! This version comes from our sponsor of the week and it's A DAY FOR DAISIES and my image is called Christmas bulbs. You find it here. It's kind of funky and Scandinavian at the same time. I like this one. It's a bit classy and fun at the same time. LoL

The image is coloured with my letraset markers, a gele pen and glitter glue. Nuts to go on the small bulbs with stickles but I couldn't help myself. You see, I have picked the right column with ribbon, bling and charms/trinkets. And to me glitter is bling as well, not only gemstones. But I have gemstones as well on my creation just to be safe with the bling part. LoL


I have used the paper pad Krafty Christmas once again. There is some lovely colours in this one. Never get bored of them. I have used plenty of layers on this card as you see. I like how they bring life to eachother. You hardly see my ribbon, but it's under the charms. The card looked unbalanced with only one charm, so two there is. I have also used a MFT die (I think) for the border and have layered that one as well. In the corners gem stones in red and well, on the nose as well. It's funny, I didn't use any flash taking this photo and even being out in the shadows taking the picture, the nose was shining. I took it as a sign... LoL As said I was nutsy enough to colour the bulbs with stickles in red and picked fence by T.H. They look a bit messy but kind of cool. I like how they turned out.

My sentiment is from Bildmålarna, Sweden, Sadly they have decided to close their doors. I will be missing them alot. I love the images and I love how fast and good their services has been. You will be grately missed and I hope you'll come back one day. In the mean time I have to play with the stamps I've got and I have added a few more to my collection the last week. There was some that I really wanted to have, needed to have...

Well, this is all from me for today. I need to rest my shoulder, a "lovely" inflammation is on there once again. So tired of that shoulder. Maybe they have them on sale after Christmas? LoL Tomorrow however I will be back again with a new project for Winter Wonderland. Stay tuned for that one. It's a bit different for me...

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Crafters cafe - Christmas / Holiday season
A random fan - Christmas
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Simon says - Bling it on
Fabnfunky- Christmas