onsdag 25 februari 2015

Make it digital

Hi there and welcome to my midweek post, probably my only post this week. I am so tired since started work training that I can hardly keep my eyes open when I come home from work. And that's why I am late with my card again, that and the fact that we have been sick again. A never ending story but soon spring will be here and probably less of the colds. I have not even had the to learn the software for the soccer club but I am getting there. It probably would have been lots easer to ask someone but yet again, I would not learn how to do it then would I? At least not as good.
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There is another reason to why I am late as well. I have spent some time empty my craft room, well a third of it at least. I have painted one wall dark green/ black greenish and it will be THE darkest craft room ever but it looks so good and I will feel calm here. I can't wait to finish this and I have even been promissed a new floor for the room, but that I can't put in there myself. My partner has to do that. I am so glad that all of the yellow in this room goes away. And when I say "post gul" all who lives or have been in Sweden knows what I mean. It's a really bright yellow that you can see from far far away. White furniture to this will be looking really great. Can't wait but I have to do it slow or I will be back in my heavy pain status again and I really don't want that as I feel fairly good even if I am on heavy meds.




Now then my card that you are here to see. I have used the wonderful image called the Lantern and coloured it in grey with details in red and green mostly. I then dived into my big, big pile of Prima designer papers. So many and so little used. They have some nice dark once in their collections, however they didn't really match up to what I was looking for so in the end I used a wedding collection from Authentic and got some more scraps used up. I try to reduce all of my stash as much as I dare. I always think that I will use it in the future but I know I won't so... I try to collect what I think I won't use and then give it to my oldest kid's school.




I ended up with lots of details on this card. Lots of pearls and lots of flowers both from I am roses and from Wild Orchid Crafts. A dark red ribbon and some glitter glue. As always (nearly) coloured with my Letraset markers. Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. and so is the border used on the red card stock. Pearl string from Rox stamps here in Sweden.

Ok, the final info and I will add a better photo tomorrow when I am not as tired as I am now. Knocked out again still I have slept fairly much today when I get back home from work. Wasn't my attention to do so as there is some great fun world champion ships of cross country skiing going on here in Sweden at the moment. My favourite skier was up for the first time this champion ships and won! Congratulations to Johan Olsson, the one and only!

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

Love n hugs
Marie

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fredag 20 februari 2015

Krafty Creations

Happy weekend to you all! Hope you're fine and that you feel ok. I'm terrible tired with lots of pain in my back but in my head I feel great! At least that what I try to tell myself. I have started to work train or what you call it and it totally take all energy out of me and the pain on top of that. But I am happy because places that I thought would take a lot of beating of this "work", doesn't. Bad thing is that places I thought was ok isn't, so it's hard to balance but I'll get there in the end. It's a no brain work but it needs to be done and there is so many lovely people around that it's fun because of that.

On top of that I went to a meeting in the boys soccer/football club and ended up taking over as a mini chairman of the youth section. Don't ask how that happend because I have no clue and now I have to learn how to use the computer software for that club. And I don't understand a thing, at least not yet. Gotten so far that I understand that I can post anywhere at the homepage. Wonder how much I can mess up too? LoL

Ok then, enought with the diary stuff! LoL It's Friday as you all know and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Winter Wonderland. We are still doing our non Christmas theme if you don't feel up to doing Christmas just yet. I wasn't in the mood for that and still I had another card design on my mind before I got my head into way too much stuff at the same time. So I ended up with a CAS card once again. And it's another work out image from Make it Crafty. This time "we" are doing some weight lifting and before that it was jogging. I have one more of those images and I will try to make up yet another CAS card with that image. Then I have a whole little collection of cards for males and without any sentiment. I never know what to write on those cards. It's hard to be fun and clever at the same time. LoL


Sorry about the picture, taken under light bulb light and it doesn't work too good with so much white space. If I find the time I'll fix this when I come back home from work later on today. 

I have used some craft card as one of my back panels (I had planned to do some craft card colouring at first), then I used some left over dark red card stock and then the image panel on top of that. Then I added a few of my very little left over stock of those "e-dots". I can't spell it's real name and it's called different depending on who is making them. I got these from Annelie but I gave the lightblue one a new colour in dark red to match up with my grey and red theme.

Sponsors do we have for this challenge as well and this week we are lucky enough to have

Crafty Sentiments with a prize of 3 digis
 

And Crafter's Companion with a £10 voucher

So come on and join us now. Any theme will do and you just have to use some craft paper on your creation.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

torsdag 19 februari 2015

Spring or Easter sentiment

Morning and hello! Hope you all had a great week and some time to craft. As I am always chasing time at the moment and a few days behind there has been lots of crafting and posts this week. Well, hopefully it all settles when we all get well again. Both kids are still trouble by their cough but at least back not in school but extracurricular. They had the chance both of them to be with their grandma but chose to be in their school environment instead. And today I understand it as they have planed to go to Svartbäcksmåla 30 km from here and go sledding. There is a small down hill slope that also works for that, it's not like being in the mountains but better than nothing. The only bad thing is that it's quite warm but they have some artificial snow that they can sled on. At least that the last plan I heard. Sorry got carried away again. 

It's the B-teams turn to show off their creations for AUD sentiments. This will be the last week that you can enter our theme Spring or Easter sentiment. Maybe it's a bit early in the year to think about spring but give it a try as we have some nice prize up for grabs. Our sponsor this week is 







Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!

The prize is five (5) stamps from the store. 
How great isn't that? So come on and join us now in our hunt for spring.

My card then. Well, I have a few stamps from Magnolia, Sweden that I keep coming back to time after time. This is one of them. I think it's called Big tulip in barrow or something like that. I have three flowers that I really love, well then maybe four. LoL But tulips are first on my list. Two resons, they come in so many different colours and seeing a big bouquet of tulips in mixed colours can only make you happy. The second reson is that it was my grannys favourite flowers and I miss her every day. I used yet another favorite Tilda with tulip on my creation for the post before this and that goes in red...
Hmm one of the brown markers used on this card reacted strange and got really shiny while the rest got really muted. Never happend before wonder what went wrong? Can't even blame it on my photo because it's like that IRL too, but no time to fix it. 

Anyway, I took yet another dive into the enormous pile of designer papers that is laying around here and used up some old stuff. I don't know from where they are but it's thick good quality that you hardly ever get anymore and they are a bit old fashion in their look. Love that but it's hard colours to work with. I had actually cut this card for my other Tilda card that I posted earlier this week but it didn't work at all. But came together with this stamp at least fairly good. I have used a few yellow pearls from Bunny Zoe and some sweet heart blossoms from I am Roses to decorate. I also found a left over butterfly from a stamp store that isn't around anymore. So many companies that closes down. And many of them are really missed by me. :(

Ok, think I covered all and then some in this post. I will be back tomorrow as well with a final card for this week. I see you then.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

tisdag 17 februari 2015

Perfect Pearls

Hi there and welcome to the busy week. It's time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and this time we go with a great simple theme: Perfect Pearls! How strange it is when you should make a challenge with something that you use on almost every card you make, when it becomes the challenge theme it's suddenly hard to get it together...

Well, well. I did manage to get a card together in the end even if it took some time. Lots of illnesses going around at the moment and both kids are unwell but lots better today. Spent half the day at the hospital with the olderst yesterday. Did some tests and found out that his asthma is back. Not good but it's better than not knowing. Maybe he will get it a little more easy now when practising soccer and all that. It will take a while before the cough is gone but it will be lots more easy for him.


Anyway for this weeks card I have used my favourite Tilda from Magnolia. I don't remember what it's called but maybe Tilda with big tulip pot or something like that? She's coloured with my Letraset Markers on the old real deal heavy paper from Letraset as well. I have some left of those pads and it's a treat to use them every now and then. :) The designer papers are from Prima and the collection called  Sunny Days. For once I was lucky and found something that matched the image. The red is perfect to my red tulip. The black lace comes from my friend Gail in the US. Isn't it lovely?

My only decorations for the card is my pearls. Bought those at Bunny Zoe, just as always. Maybe I'll ad a sentiment to the card later when I know who it's for, but not sure yet. I am glad that it was this simple theme this time around because I have turned my crafting room up side down as I didn't like the way it was, too messy. Even worse now but will end up better I hope. LoL

Our sponsor for this challenge is Digi Stamp Boutique. The prize is a voucher worth £10. Nice isn't
it?

Ok then, time for you to start crafting. I look forward to see what you will be up to with this nice theme for this weeks challenge.

Love n hugs

Marie

Challenges for this card
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with twist use a die cut (the image is cut with a die from Memorybox)
TTCRD - Anything goes
Cardmanina Challenges - Add some red
Sisters of craft - Anything goes
Lovely hÄnglar or sweet Magnolia- pearls and lace

onsdag 11 februari 2015

Recycle

Morning! New challenge up over at the Paper Shelter. This week we're RECYCLING so use something that has been used for something else on your creation or do a make over of a shoe box if you like. Just remember that your item needs to be used before as we're recycling not altering.

I have used "Brave and cute knight" for my card, and he is coloured with my Letraset Markers. I took yet another dive into the old paper stack and used some hight quality dps from My Minds Eye. They are so thick! Now, my photo got a bit unbalanced once again, the red is much darker IRL. I have used some old buttons and some corrugated paper as my recycled items. I took some gesso on to the corrugated paper to add some more details and also some twine in the big buttons.




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

Well, this is me trying to keep it sweet and short. Do come and play with us and take the chance of winning a bunch a great images that is sure to give you some colouring fun. See you over at the Paper Shelter challenges. Tired is only my first name today. And later on tonight I'll have a meeting and I am more nervous about that, than the new job training I started earlier today. How strange is that?

Love n hugs
Marie