fredag 17 oktober 2014

Tropical Christmas

Hi and happy weekend to you all! A "long" week is coming to an end and it feels really good. This is my final post for this week and this is by far the harderst one I had to made this week. It's time for our new challenge over at Winter Wonderland and the theme is set to "Tropical Christmas". That means either an image that relates to tropical Christmas. Like islands, palm trees, resting Santa in the sand etc. Or you can just use lots of warm bright colours. Like orange, yellow, red, brown etc.


I never thought I would be able to get a card done with this theme. But I made it! I and my youngest was sitting infront of the TV last week when he was sick and did some colouring together. I had planned to use this image for another challenge but all of the sudden I am sitting there with my markers is yellow and orange and colour my snowman from Wee stamps in all the warm colours I could think of. The end result is this. It might be more of a autumn Christmas but I am so pleased with how my Snow man turned out. And do you know what? I LOVE my stash! I even had totally crazy coloured Christmas/winter papers from Crate Paper in my stash. They where perfect for this. I don't think that I ever had use them, but now I have. Thank you me! LoL

My snow man is coloured with my Letraset Markers and then paired up with all those crazy coloured designer papers from Crate Papers. I have also used a few dies from Magnolia Sweden, both an old Christmas lace die and flower and snow flake border from the new club kit. I did also go bananas with my golden stickles as it went soo well with the colours. A paper doily from Panduro and that is about it.



Our sponsors this week is Whiff of Joy who offers a stamp of winners choice. (Must be in stock). 




And to that we also have Crafty Sentiments offering three digis for one lucky winner. 

Well,  I hope that you, just like me take the chance of being challenge and give it a try. It is acutally lots of fun trying out something that you doesn't do that often. This for sure was the first for me in this bright fun colours, but there is still plenty of papers in that pad, so I might need to make a few more of those bright Christmas cards. :)

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

torsdag 16 oktober 2014

Anything goes with a sentiment

Morning to you all. How are you? Hope you're having a wonderful week so far and have some really fun stuff planned for the weekend. I hope that we will be able to go, the whole family and watch a new movie with the kids; Lasse Majas dektektivbyrå. A big favourite series of books here at home that now is made into a movies with real actors. Sounds fun!

It' Thursday today and that means I have a new card to show you. We are having a really easy theme set over at AUD sentiment challenge blog this time. It's the final week of the theme of "Anything goes with a sentiment!" Don't forget your sentiment on your creation otherwise you won't have a chance of winning the lovely prize from Lacy Sunshine. The prize up for grabs is 3 digis from Lacy Sunshine. 


I have dug out some old papers from my stash from Docrafts range Daisy and Dandelion and friends. Think the pack is called "Penelope and Percy". The image I have used is called  MaryBoo's CandyCane. I was in no mood for traditional Christmas colours when I made this card so pink and greyish blue it is. Kind of nice I think. I used an old sketch from CLP challenges that closed about a year ago, but the sketches are smashing so I reuse them from time to time. Especially when I need to find some extra inspiration, like now when I don't feel too good because of this so not wanted cold. I need to prepare for a final exam of logistic and this couldn't have come at a more wrong point of time. Oh well, just have to do the best out of it.

For embellishments I have used my normal stash of pearls, flowers, a piece of roseribbon and ordinary ribbons. The sentiment comes from a Christmas sentiment set from YouDo.

I hope you come and join us in this simple challenge of ours over at the AUD sentiment challenges.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
4 crafty Girls - Anything goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes

onsdag 15 oktober 2014

Monsters or Mythology

Hi there! It's once again the B-teams turn to host the new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. So this post is all about my card for the new challenge over at the Paper Shelter.  Our theme is set to "Monsters or Mytholgy". That means we want to see furry monsters, sweet looking fairies, a zoombie walking or what ever you can think of that we all have heard of and we even might to believe is out there for us to find.

Well, since I am not as much into mosters and halloween and scary stuff at all, I chose to use an old favourite image of mine. I does remind me of one of my nieces, so I think I will use this for her birthday card. The image is called a little bit grumpy and is so sweet.  She is also on sale at the moment, so pop on over to the Shelter right away to find her and some other wonderful images on sale! She is coloured with my Letraset Markers and paired up with some Maja design papers from the summer. I had yet to use them even if it hurts. :)



Oh well... what more is it to say about this card then? I used the PTW challenges latest sketch from a few weeks ago as my starting point. I used some of the embossing stuff that was so popular last winter. Dug out a few big flowers in pink and white washed them with gesso. Added a few ribbons, a key charm, a bow, a little rose and a few pearls and that was it.

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.

Do pop on over to the Paper Shelter blog and have a look at what my teamies has been up to.

Love n hugs

Marie

Challenges for this card
Paper take weekly - Super fly
Pennys Paper Craft  - Anything goes
Party time Tuesday - Anything goes

tisdag 14 oktober 2014

Oh Baby!

Good morning to you all. Hope you had a great time while I have been home watching sick kids again. It was a whole month since last so not too bad. LoL Another thing happening last week was that I have become an auntie again, to another little baby girl. So the theme set this week for our Passion for Promarkers challenge was very fitting; "Oh Baby!"



I have had this image coloured for a while and have done it with my Letraset Markers and some Prisma pens. I have paired the wonderful image from Teddy Bo with some wonderful fresh designer papers from Lili of the Valley / NitWit collections... I have used the pads called Pastel Dreams and Up Up and away. For the first time in ages I have also made my card an easel one. Fun, fun, fun!


A big bunch of flowers from WOC and I am Roses. Pearls from Bunny Zoe, charm from either Bildmålarna or ROX stamps (short memory or way too many charms). I have also used a few pearls swirls from Prima. Some details made with stamps from LOTV, Magnolia and Stemple Glade. The straws used for the pennants is from Lagerhaus. Ribbon from stash and yes it is bright but not as bright as showing on my photos. Eerk! I have used some gesso on top of the flowers and then some old lose glitter that I found laying around.


Well, that's about it for this card. Sponsoring us this week is Letraset with a set of Metallic markers. How useful for the coming Christmas season. Remeber that you have to use Letraset products to have a chance on the prize!

Ok my friends. I see you tomorrow again with a new card for our new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. Until then...

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Papertake weekly - Super fly (any things with wings)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Bunny Zoes - Animals (bird and two bears)

fredag 3 oktober 2014

Red and Blue

Morning! Here comes my last post for this week. My dt-creation for the wonderful Winter Wonderland Challenge. I'm hosting this week and the theme of the week is red and blue. A bit of a challenge but it doesn't have to be that hard.

I kind of ran out of time as a meeting with the employment office took forever as we didn't really got along that well. I am having a hard time knowing what I want to do in the future and where so it's hard to get somewhere. We decided that I ad another class to pile I've been working on, this time I will take a class about purchase. It might be a good thing and match up well to the book keeping and logistics that I will finish soon. The only thing I know is that I need to get out and have a job, soon!!

However, I had the card planed in my head and thought I had plenty of time and then I didn't find my binder with all the coloured images in it. It probably would have been faster to colour a new one, but I found it in the end totally at the wrong place. :)


My card then! I have used an old stamp from Sugar Nellie. Isn't it adorable? I have coloured with distress ink this time as it's easier on the vrists when they hurt. Anyway, the wonderful designer papers are from Bildmålarna Sweden. This pad is really lovely. Nice wonderful designs in wonderful colours. I have used some bells that I bought to use on my Christmas cards last year but never got around to use. Some flowers from both WOC and I am Roses. Some lace from Prima, a snow flake charm either from Bildmålarna or Rox stamps. Some pearls from Bunny Zoe. Die cuts made with spellbinder die and the club kit from Magnolia. (You hardly see them under my flowers).

Sponsoring us over at Winter Wonderland is

Marianne Design who's offering one lucky winner a surprise prize. So exciting!
and
The Ribbon Girl with a voucher worth
Well, I think this is it... Thanks for looking!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Anything goes with a twist - Anything goes
Jingle Bells - Three different designer papers/patterns
Sisters Act - Anything goes
The crafters Cafe - Punches and dies
Creative Moments - Anything goes - three layers
Sugar bowl - Anything goes