torsdag 27 november 2014

Sentiment for any December Holyday

Morning everyone! I am back with a few new christmas cards. How great isn't that? Well, I start to think that I actually have the ones I need now, but there can never be too many can it. You always forgot someone, even if you don't think so. LoL

We are in our second week of the last challenge in November over at AUD sentiments. Our theme is "Sentiment for any December holiday". Shouldn't be any problem, right?

Well, I go straight to my card, well cards. I have done two of them with the same image from Stamp Art Design by Kathryne and it's called Frosty Friends. Just click the name and you'll find it there. As I do most of my colouring infront of the TV this was a perfect image. Not to advanced and still it looks stunning. I just felt that I needed to try out a few colour combos and after I did that. I decided to go with two cards instead of one. I have used the same design for my cards. It's a sketch from Sugar pie designs. I love their brilliant sketches as they with their clean and simple looks challenge me each time and the dt does a fantastic job each time. The only thing I regret is that I didn't layer up more on card stock with all the layers. It would have been the great finishing touch, but it can be perfect always, can it? LoL


As always I have coloured with Letraset Markers and then fussy cut both images. I went classic with one image and pink and petrol with the other. Love them both. On my modern Snowy I didn't use any decorations at all. I only embossed by sentiment in black and left it like that. It will be a good card to sent to one of my pen friends over seas this year. 


On my other card I used a few pearls and a lable to decorate my card. Nothing much but still the card became totally different. Both sentiments on the cards says "God Jul" which is Merry Christmas in English. 



Well then, sponsors then... This week we have two of them and it's of course Stamp Art Design by Kathryne and Delicious Doodles. To find out what the exact prizes are, please pop on over to our challenge blog. You find it here

Well, my friends. This is all for today. I see you back here tomorrow when it's time for my last post of the week.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

onsdag 26 november 2014

Metal somewhere

Good morning and hello! I am back and still coughing. But I am here and at it again. In my family, November is a busy birthday month with lots of parties to attend. And then it all goes on until December is over. It's nice with a social life but also nice with some free time during the weekends from time to time. LoL

Anyway, this weeks theme over at the Paper Shelter is set by me and I have picked "Metal somewhere somehow. In other words we want to see some metal on your creation. Nice and easy, and important is that you tell us what your metal is because sometimes it can be hard to spot it.

This week I needed a whole bunch of soccer cards as there has been a birthday bash for three 8 year old soccer players and add to that a 5 year old soccer player. So here comes the card for the youngerst player, one of my nephews. As we were sick we couldn't go to his birthday party but we sent our gift and card with my parents. Hope he liked it.


I have used the soccer image Soccer star for this card. I love this image and the kids who gets card with it love it too. It's a brilliant image that I have coloured with Letraset Markers and a white sakura pen. The designer papers are from YouDo and I have used a bunch of metal brads on this card. The small soccer ball is a brad and so are the stars in the right hand corner. I have made the big back ground soccer ball with a patchwork die from Joanna Sheen. Took me a while to make three balls like that, and the others was even bigger so lots of time spent with my Big Shot. A foam sticker with the birthday number 5 and the red and white soccer suit that is use in the team he plays. Well, I had to mix it up a little to give the whole thing a little more life but at least the colours are right.


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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 love to see you use them on your creations. 

And with all this said, why do I always write too much? I will get better at this, promise. LoL Now time to deal with the joy of ironing my Christmas curtains. Tomorrow will the window cleaner be here again.

Love n hugs

Marie

Challenges for this card

tisdag 25 november 2014

Blooming Marvellous

Morning everyone! Hope your are all well and enjoying your week so far. I am still recovering from a really heavy cold that struck almost two weeks ago. Maybe I should go to the doctor? Well, I wait a day or two more then we'll see. I think the astma has gotten a bit of a beat and that's why the breathing is still a bit heavy on me. Oh well! I could be worse, I could be like last week. LoL

Well my friends, we have a new challenge up for you over at Passion for Promarkers. This weeks theme is "Blooming Marvellous". Just add som flowers to your creation and you are good to go. I think we'll have a busy week this one...

However, even if the theme is flowers I was in the mood for some Christmas card and winter theme, so I ended up with this creation. I have once again use the limited edition markers from Letraset, the new set for winter and fall. That's why my reds are a bit lighter than I usually colour my red stuff with, as I like it to be darker. But I need to step out of my comfort zone and try some new stuff as well.

I used an old image from Magnolia, Sweden and I really love the collection of snow men that came out a few years ago. I don't think I ever have coloured it in red so this is the first for that. I combinded it all with some wonderful designer papers from Bildmålarna Sweden. I don't remember the name of it, sorry. But it is this years edition from them. Love the rich colours they use.


I also bought the wonderful die Slender firs from my teamies shop Moa Pyssel and used that for the first time. I have wanted to buy this die for some time now and finally when I saw that Lotta had it in her store, I went for it. I will use it a lot as I love my trees. :) I also fond a little fence in my decoration box that keeps growing... How does that happen? I put some picket fence glitter on it and a few miniroses from WOC and then added a snowflake charm to go with it all.


The flower cluster is mostly made of flowers from WOC but the red and white flowers are from I am Roses as they have some wonderful prizes on big packs of flowers. They will probably last me a life time. LoL I fond some pearly thing in silver and used it to match up the silver charm. Made a doily with a die, that I now don't have the name in my head for. Well, that sums it all up I think... Well, glitter is everywhere; on the image, on the flowers, on the fence etc.


Sponsoring this weeks challenge is Polka Doodles and that is one lucky winner who will receive a digi to play with. Isn't that a great prize?

Anyway, sorry for the really long post today. I try to keep it down, but today was not such day. :) I hope you come and join us for our adventure over at Passion for Promarkers this week. I can't wait to see what you will inspire us all with!

Love n hugs

Marie

Challenges for this card
Christmas at sweet Stamping - Snowpeople

lördag 22 november 2014

Kind of CAS

Hello! Hope you're having a great weekend so far and are getting some crafting done. I have a few hours to myself at the moment and it feels really good. I have been home from school for one and a half week with first a sick kid, then I got sick, then the next kid and the first one got sick again. And to finish it all off my partner and I got sick again too. I am still feeling sick and my head is hurting and I cough like the rest of the gang... Hopefully this was the big one for this winter.

I feel I needed to be alone for a while even if it wasn't that popular by my boys. Willy is celebrating his birthday with friends in the bowling alley. We got together a few of the parents and let the boys have their party together. A win win situation as it gets cheeper for all and we save a few days where we don't have to plan for going to parties. And we don't have do prepare anything. Jippi!

I also just realized that Christmas and Advent will be here soon. Next Sunday is first of Advent. I thought there was one more week before that, but no. It's here now. What happend with November? In the coming week I'll have the window cleaner here. Yes, I know doesn't it sound flashy? We have this luxury a few times each year and it's because I have a friend who owns a company that clean windows and do house cleanings and stuff like that. It's wonderful not having to think about the windows at least. Mats, my partner does so much here anyway. I can't do those heavy stuff, I can't even "drive" the vaccum cleaner without ending up in pain.

BUT this isn't why you are here, listening to my ramblings, is it? Well, thought so. LoL Well, over at the Paper Shelter the other week we had the theme of Snowflakes and I had a card made. Then Vero came up with the cutest little snow men image I've seen and I wanted to make a card with that image. So the card I am showing now got replaced by that one. You can see the snowmen card here. The photo is scary as it turned out very bright. The one shown here isn't that much better. LoL


I love this wonderful image from last year and I made a simular card with the same image then. But I like how it turns out. The image is perfect for this kind of simpler designed cards. I have matted it on a glittery cardstock but it doesn't show and I have used a whole bunch of punched snow flakes and added a gemstone to the center of each one of them. A red ribbon with the text "God Jul" (merry Christmas) on it, finish this little creation off. Even if there is one or too many snowflakes here and the photo is bad I love this card, and I will probably make a new one almost like this one the coming year. LoL

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend. If we don'e see eachother sooner than later, at least I will be back on Tuesday with a new post for Passion for Promarkers. Until then...

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Picture and Scrap - Julekort eller ask
Christmas cards all year round - No pattened papers
Cute as a button - Winter / Christmas
Sister act card challenge - Anything goes
Penny's paper craft challenges - anything goes

fredag 14 november 2014

Christmas decorations

Hello and welcome back to my crafting corner again. The Christmas spirit is high and I have bought my first Chrismas decorations for this year. Three very cute little Christmas figures with led lamps in them. I would never have bought them if I had seen that they change colour all the time, but my boys love them and I find a nice place to put them, where I don't see them that often. LoL

And why am I talking about Christmas decorations then? Well, that is our theme this week over at Winter Wonderland. Christmas decorations... well, to be honest I was not sure if I should make a card with Christmas decorations or to make a decoration to use. I went for the last one as I always make something for my boys teachers for Christmas I thought this was a great start.



To decorate the matchbox I have used some designer papers that I had left over from a card project earlier this fall. They are from the latest collection from Maja Design. I kept it simple and left the short sides undecorated as you ligth your matches there. I used a few spellbinder dies to make a back drop for my "God Jul" sentiment (merry Christmas) and put a few matching roses on there as well. The red card stock looks really bright but that has to be me who has done something, the light maybe as it isn't this bright IRL. I also have used some red stickles around the edges and on the letters. And on the roses of course...


Then comes the even simpler candlelight decorations. I just formed a ring with some flowerwire and then twisted the roses around the ring. And yes I know paper and candles doesn't match that well. That's why I have ordered some electrical onces that hasn't arrived jet but are the same size. If not, I just untwist the ends and make them a little bigger. Nice and easy. And it looks quite pretty too. :) Looks way harder than it is.


Well then what will you come up with for this challenge? What ever it is make sure to share it with us and we come and visit you. I would love to get a few more extra ideas to make for Christmas.

Sponsoring this adventure of ours are the following wonderful companies



and Crafty Sentiments with 3 digis


Ok, that would be all for this week. Now it's time to relax and maybe take a look at my purchase books. I have been home sick a few days this week. A really swollen throat and I sound like a crow that has sung too long. Do these birds sing? Hmm, don't know if you can call it that but that's how I sound at the moment. LoL

Have a great weekend and see you soon again.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this creation
A crafty Mess - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge blog - Traditional Christmas (colours of grey, red and green and the candles of course)
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Christmas stamping all year - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas is coming