onsdag 7 december 2016

Birthday bloghop over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! It's now 6 years since The Paper Shelter challenges was born and now are we celebrating our birthday once again with a bloghop. You don't have to visit us all during the same day, but each comment you leave on the challenge blog and the teamies's blogs are a chance to win a digi from the Paper Shelter. (One chance / blog). 

On top of that do you still have the chance to win the normal gift voucher as our challenge goes on as normal, only that it's two weeks long. So come on an leave some love around all the TPS teamies blogs. I for sure am very grateful to have been a part of this since the beginning. A true blessing! 

If you're coming from Vannessa's lovely blog you're on the right track and besides that, you have come to an end. Next stop is our challenge blog.

Here is the rest of the stops on the way in case you have missed out of someone.

For my celebration card have I used The bookworm fairy. I found her suitable for this celebrations as for me it is a party to read. I love it even more than crafting, I know can you love something more than that but in my case it's the truth. 

I have coloured this little cutie with my Letraset markers, a glitter pen in silver and some glossy accent for her glasses. 

The card is an easel card and I had great fun decorating with a whole flower garden this time. I have used a charm on my card, a lace bow and some metal corner as well. I have left the oval blanc for now as I am not sure who will get the card yet. I wanted to have a chance to add a longer name and a number if needed. You know the drill...

I do hope you have enjoyed our fabby bloghop and have given the gals some well deserved love. Remember that it's you who play along with our challenges that makes it all happen. I for sure can't wait to see your amazing creations. And remember that you don't have to take part in the blog hop to play along in our challenge with the theme of birthday celebration.

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card

tisdag 6 december 2016

Mega Christmas Challenge

Morning and hello! It's that time of the year again when we hold our yearly Mega Challenge. This week will Team 2 showing their fabby cards, and the 20th of December will team one's cards be shown. Something to look forward to isn't it? In the meantime you can always make a card or two for our easy peasy challenge. Use your dies and punches!

Here is what you will find out over at Passion for Promarkers:

Good morning dear crafters, we hope you all had a fantastic week last week. The DT really enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing you fabulous creations for last week’s “eat, drink & be merry” challenge.  Don't forget to check back later to find out who the lucky winner of the stamp set (must be in stock) courtesy of Clearly Besotted stamps will be and also to see who Lisa has chosen as her top 5 Passionista.

This week we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 3rd January 2017!  I’m sure you’ll agree that both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year and they deserve a little break to catch up on their last minute gifts and cards.  However to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Our theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “use your dies/punches”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as you follow the theme.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!

Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) are offering one lucky winner a Student Designer pack of 24 promarkers

884955042915 W&N Promarker lifestyle_0255RWinsor & Newton Promarker Student set

DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher.
DigiStamp Boutique logo

Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $30.00 voucher.

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Dies to Die For are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £25.00 voucher.

Dies to Die For logo

Di’s Digi Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.

Di's Digital Stamps

A Day for Daisies is generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.


2 Cute Ink are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 3 digi images.

2 cute ink logo

Clearly Besotted Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 1 (in stock) stamp 

clearly besotted stamps

Love n hugs


tisdag 29 november 2016

Eat drink and be merry!

Morning and hello! Time for another challenge over at Passion for promarkers. Still being knocked over by the cold that won't give in, the cardmaking hasn't gone too well this time. But hey! It's better than nothing! I finally got my tooth fixed yesterday so I have a splitting headache on top of everything else but at least it's done.

The theme over at Passion for Promarkers is this week "Eat, drink and be merry!" Took me a while to find an image as I didn't had anyone in mind. But after looking around in my big pile of TPS images I found "For Santa". I know I would have done it justise if I had done the colouring before I went to the dentist but as I only have "fun" things going on at the moment I had to try to get the kidney cat to eat as well before I went to the dentist, so no colouring time.

It was really odd but I actually had everything done for the card except the image when I went to the dentist. I have now learned: do the colouring before the dentist and the result will be a lot better. 😉

I have used some digital dp's from Simple Stories and the Mistletoe Kisses collection. The sentiments is from that pack as well. I have finally found a quite cheep paper to print my digital papers on and it isn't any shine on them. I don't like the shiny stuff for my cards. I have used some pearl string that I was hoping will set your mind to snowballs or snow flakes. A few ginger breads as deco as the theme is eat and drink. A few pearls and enamel dots has found their way to the card as well.

Clearly Besotted Stamps

Sponsoring this challenge is Clearly Besotted stamps who is offering the winner 1 stamp set (that has to be in stock)

Well my friends, by the time you read this am I still probably in bed and plan to stay there for the rest of the day to make the headache go away and then I even might be able to go to the meeting in the soccer club later in the evening, who knows?

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Christmas with the cuties - Anything cute and christmassy goes
Crafting from the heart - always anything goes
Love to scrap challenge - anything goes
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes

mÄndag 28 november 2016

Another one for the CC at Pyssloteket

Morning and hello! I managed to convinced myself to make yet another entry to Pyssloteket's CC. This was a bingo board and the main theme of the card had to be male of any size. My bingo line was "Blue, grey, bling (enamel dots in my case) and patterned paper". And the Paper Shelter have recently introduced a new image called "SWAG" and that's what my youngest keep saying all the time here at home at the moment. Besides that I love to colour this kind of images.

I printed some fabby dp's from Simple Stories as I try to buy them digitaly at the moment. A lot more cheeper than the real stuff that I use for my photo albums most of the time. These dp's are a mix from a few different packs; happy new year, say cheese and colour vibe bold.

The colours became a bit dark here but the card is in dark grey, blue both dark and light and some black. The brick wall in the frame is de-embossed with some distress ink put on the folder before adding the paper and into the mashine. The back of the embossing looked lots better than the embossed side. I coloured that side as well, just in case. A few e-dots and some stars made with a Joanna Sheen confetti die I think is my decorations for the card. I have also used a silver pen to colour in the bling bling the kid is wearing. The glasses have some glossy accent on them as well for that perfect look you know.

Well this is all from me for today. We're not allowed to take part in any more challenges with our creations than this CC so this will be all from me for today.

Love n hugs

lördag 26 november 2016

A little more of that Christmassy thing

Morning and hello! Long time no seen. I have been totally knocked out of a cold that refuses to give in and I am so tired all the time. It might have something to do with my broken tooth on top of that. But now is it only two more days before I get it fixed. Yiippiii! Well I don't like going to the dentist, but I am tired of the pain the tooth gives me. Anyway, it's not why I am here. My boys are at my brother's place and celebrate his oldest's birthday but I really couldn't go both cold and headache from the tooth so I have been home a long for a few hours. The plan was to go to bed and do some crocheting on my second blanket but I ended up in the craft room instead. It's nice too. So now is my hands covered in gesso, chalk mist, glimmer mist, glitter glue and some other kind of spray mist and while that is drying my plan is to start up a new project for the CC that goes on over at Pyssloteket. A FB-group where there is a few challenges going on until next sunday.

This card is made for the extra challenge that was only up for today. A card with 10 musts on it.
Glitter of some kind stickles or lose glitter, Stamp either motive or sentiment, stars, brads, circle, handwritten (I dug out my walnut ink for the first time in ages and used my calligraphy pen on my ready and done image, foolish or brave? LoL), gold, turquoise, patterned paper and stencil (I don't even own a stencil so I made my own, worked better than I thought)✌.

Everything is on the card. First time ever with a stencil and I used gesso in my second try with that, worked alot better than glitter glue that I wanted from the beginning. Instead did I pour golden glitter into the wet gesso and it turned out pretty nice. I have used brown cardstock so that the golden accent wouldn't look totally wrong with the all the turquoise on my dp's.

Ok, this is all for today, I think. I start to get tired now and my head is spinning. But first some chatting with my new yarn supplier. Ordered some fabby yarn in an FB-group that I joined a while ago. The world is small when you find out that it really is the mum of PH's fiends from kindergarten. They have lost contact now as they are in different schools, but we live 10 minutes apart. Red altert going out now as it might be a bit too expensive to keep shopping for all of this fabby multicoloured yarn from Germany there. 😉

Love n hugs