fredag 20 oktober 2017

Christmas flowers - reminder

Morning and hello! Hope you have had a good week so far. This is a reminder post for the Winter Wonderland challenges and here is my second card showing for the Christmas flowers challenge hosted by Carol.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Winter Wonderland challenge blog and we have the theme of Christmas flowers. So anything with Christmas flowers should do it. It's a nice and simple theme so you might even have the time to make two cards? :)

Helen Niles foto.

Sponsoring this challenge is Little Claire Design who offers three digis of winners choice.

Here is a little info about the sponsor
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 he is now also a regular on Hochanda!They also host regular craft classes (run by or teamleader Helen!!)

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. Their blog is also an activ place to visit.


Well then to my card then. For this card have I used the Christmas Candle and coloured it with my Letraset/ Winsor and Newton markers. There is also some glitter pens used for details and sparkle. I have also used a bit of stickles to make it sparkle even more. As on my earlier card for this challenge have I added some golden pearls to the center of the flower. Around the card have I also used liquid enamel dots in white.

My designer papers are from Papermania I think, or may be Dove Craft. There is also a ribbon from Royal Tiger of Copenhagen on there and a few poinsettias. I have also used some stickles on the flowers. The sentiment and die are from Marianne Design.

Well then I hope you will come and join our fun challenge and make a card or two for your Christmas stash.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 18 oktober 2017

Make it Square

Morning and hello! I am back again after a hard week where I have been very tired but all due to a fun thing from the weekend. We, me and the rest of family attended my cousins wedding which took place in a bat cave in the Southern part of Sweden. A great old fashion wedding with tons of Irish hints like nature theme, old fashion clothes and a band playing Irish and Scottish folk music. My oldest has been listen to the music more than once since then.

Well now back to reality and the card I have to show for todays new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. We have the theme of Make it Square this week and that just simply mean that we want to see a sqaure card. It's not a challenge at all, but sometimes it has to be simple doesn't it?

I have used the great image called Follow the Stars and it's one of the newer images from the Paper Shelter. I have coloured this stunning image with my Letraset Markers / Winsor and Newton markers. And I have stayed in a grey scale when it comes to everything except for the hair and skin parts. I love to colour with my grey markers but the options are running out as there is no more Tria markers anymore. It might be a chance that I have to go over to the dreadful Copics but at least they have started to make markers with a firm tip which I prefere. Maybe it will work...


Anyway to match the image up which I also spent the morning fussy cutting out I have decided to used my favourite paper pad from Lawn Fawn. They are smashing amazing all the paper pads they have. The colours are just fantasic! This time I went with the blue/grey pad as it is perfect match to my grey lady.

Decorations then. I have used some snowflake dies from Lawn Fawn in mini versions. A silver net ribbon and a silver charm with Christmas bells is also added to the card. I have used some tiny letter stickers to spell out Merry Christmas in Swedish. An old Martha Stewart punch is also used for a punched border which gives a little interest to the card.


I really hope that you want to come and play with us as you are not forced to play with our brand even if we love it when you do. You have the chance of winning digis for a value of $30 playing with our brand otherwise you can win three digis of your choice. Mr Random is always picking our winners for you so you need to have some luck as well. 

This is all from me for today. I will be back on Friday again with a new card reminding you all about the fabby challenge we have over at the Winter Wonderland. Just use a Christmas flower as your main focus and you are good to go. Nice and easy for us all.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Always anything goes

fredag 13 oktober 2017

Christmas flower

Morning and hello! Hope you have had a good week so far. I have been home with sick kids again. But now we're on the go again. Having some family fun the coming weekend and no soccer at all for the first time in a very long time. Feels great!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Winter Wonderland challenge blog and we have the theme of Christmas flowers. So anything with Christmas flowers should do it. It's a nice and simple theme so you might even have the time to make two cards? :)

Helen Niles foto.

Sponsoring this challenge is Little Claire Design who offers three digis of winners choice.

Here is a little info about the sponsor
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 he is now also a regular on Hochanda!They also host regular craft classes (run by or teamleader Helen!!)

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. Their blog is also an activ place to visit.


Well then to my card then. For this card have I used the Poinsettia and coloured it with my Letraset/ Winsor and Newton markers. There is also some glitter pens used for details and sparkle. I added a few pearls in the middle for some details that gives some texture as well as some sparkle.

The designer papers I have used is a mix from Magnolia and Dovecraft or maybe Paper Mania. The sentiment is from Marianne Design I think and so is the banner die. I have also used a Martha Stewart punch for some details on the edges. A ribbon tied with a bow and a heart charm is also added to the mix. To balance up the top part of the card have I used some pearl hearts.

Well, I hope you will come and join our challenge over at the Winter Wonderland. It's a nice and easy challenge and you only have to make sure that you have some Christmas flowers on your creation.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 11 oktober 2017

Anything goes - Christmas

Morning and hello! And an early moring it is. This is posted before I woke up today. Time differences you know. A total mess to keep track of. I am just hoping I am halfway right. Anyway, it's Wednesday at least and it's time for a new challenge over at the Merry Christmas Challenge. So come on and join us for some festive fun!


I am working my way down the pile of Christmas cards that needs to be done. Yet again am I using the Christmas village from Lawn Fawn. I coloured a bunch of these houses at the same time with the same colours so the look kind of simular but it's easiest that way. So if you think you have seen this card before, you have not, but you have seen a simular one and I am guessing that a few more will show up using this set. The snowy hills are also dies from Lawn Fawn.

I have coloured with distress markers this time and some glitter pens for the stars, moon and in the windows of the houses. All roofs has gotten the same treatment as well. Just for some Christmas sparkle.

Sweet and short today. I wish you a great week and hope you will come and join us over at the Merry Christmas Challenge this week as well. We are getting closer and closer to the big celebrations aren't we?

Take care and do something that you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 10 oktober 2017

Embossing

Morning and hello! Hope you're having a good week so far? I am a bit tired as the days are getting shorter and the sun shine burst isn't that big at the moment. Well, something is good at least and that is that we have a new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is set to "embossing", wet or dry. It's totally up to you.

Before I show you the card, to my defence I was really tired making this card. It was made in the middle of the night in an attempt to think about something else than the pain that was going on during that time. It's better now but my card is still a bit crooked. LoL


I have once again use one of the fantastic images from Sassy Cheryl. Her images just make me smile and feel good. They are totally fantastic! And I happen to love snow men. :) Of course it's coloured with my Winsor & Newton / Letraset Markers. I have also used a few pencils to enhance the shadowing. I ended up with a bit of strange colours for this card, but it turned out quite fun. A happy card!

My designer papers are from Dove Craft and the pad Merry Magic. Filled with fun and funky Christmas papers in a modern twist, that's for sure. But if it's colourful it's spreads happy...
Our theme is embossing and I have some on my card but it doesn't show that much as I have it on the back panel and it's done on vellum. I have used a snow flake embossing plate. And to all the happy colours have I used some black accents. It makes all the colours pop even more.

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring our challenge is Uniko and the prize up for grabs is one stamp set, which must be in stock. We thank our sponsor for that.

Don't forget that you have to use the Winsor & Newton / Letraset markers to have a chance of winning our prize.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - Anything goes
Create and makes - Anything goes
Digi choose day challenges - anything goes
The Holly and the Ivy - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes