tisdag 10 juli 2018

Hip to be square over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! Hope you're doing fine and having a great summer so far? I have one more week of work and then will I have a vacation for a few weeks. It will be good to have some rest. I has been plenty of work to do the last period of time.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarker and Lisa has set the theme to "Hip to be square". As easy as we want to see square cards for your creations this week.

I have been up to something different this week as I wanted to play a bit with some Alternew dies and stamps. I think they are called geometric shapes, triangles or something like that. I have die cut all the triangles and coloured them with a bunch of promarkers with three different shades of each colour on each triangle. I have been quite heavy with the colours so it's a very soft shading on the back ground.


As a sentiment have I used a die saying Congratulations in Swedish. It's made by Lotta over at Moa Pyssel, also a former teamie here at the PFP. The die has the perfect size for this kind of cards. It was plenty of fun to do a different card for once, however it took me forever to do all of the die cutting. I also used some vellum to create a layer between the die cuts. I have added so square brads as an embellishment as well. You know, hip to be square... LoL

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring us this week iUniko Stamps. They are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set which must be in stock. How great isn't that? Prize is for one crafter using the fabby promarkers from Letraset / Winsor & Newton.

Anyway folks, take care and do play along with us. This is a really simple challenge and you probably make a square card most of the time so come on...

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

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fredag 6 juli 2018

Simply snowmen over at Winter Wonderland

Morning and hello! Hope you're doing fine and are having a great week. Here in Sweden is it steaking hot and here I am publishing a Christmas card with a snowman theme! Some things are just off. LoL

With that said we have a snowman theme over at the winter wonderland this time around and we are sponsored by Kinda cute who is offering XXXXX for one lucky winner.

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I started drawing when I was a little kid and I developed a very realistic style. I usually painted animals and plants from photos, thinking that I would never had enough imagination to draw something without looking at it first. I am so glad I was wrong!!! When I had my kids a few years ago I started telling stories, making toys, and drawing for them. It opened a new world for me. I love making illustrations and I would love if you could sense that there could be a little story behind them. I surely have a story for many of them.


I am using the sweet and sketchy image called Snowman Snowy. He is coloured with a mix of promarkers and copic markers of different kind. It was good to get an image that didn't need that much of a colouring today as I am totally drowning in work and have no idea how I will be able to finish everything before I go on vacation. 

Anyway, I have used and old Panduro paper pad in turquoise and lilac for this card. I am desperatly trying to finish this pad off and have so far made about 8 card bases and 2 finished cards with the left overs and then add this to the pack. I have not shown any of them yet except for this one. The others will follow. They are a bit simpler as I do them by night when I can't sleep and my brain is over worked. I use a left over piece of black and white paper from Simple Stories to add some details, a few sequines, some pearls and a die from Lawn Fawn. The little hearts used around the image is also from different sets from Lawn Fawn. Just a bit of extra detail to the card. The snow flakes are also made with w Lawn Fawn die. 

I hope you like my winter creation and do take some time and come and play with us over at the Winter Wonderland. You have to weeks to finish you project and it's always great fun to do a winter or Christmas card, even when the temperature says almost 30 degrees celcius outside and the cats don't want to come in during the night. 

Love n hugs
Marie

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onsdag 4 juli 2018

Celebrations! over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! A fabby morning it is! Sweden won their soccer game yesterday and will play quater finals on Saturday. England or Colombia here we are! It will be fun and way more than expected from this team of ours. So this week's theme over at the Paper Shelter sounds very fitting this week. We´re going for the theme of "Celebrations!".

That means we want to see a card or creation that has something to do with celebrations. It could be a wedding, a birthday, a new job etc. Just as long as something or someone is celebrated!


I have once again used the fabby looking image called Little mermaid on vacation. I normally don't do cards with mermaids or unicorns and stuff like that. It's hard to use but this one was really cute with it's curly hair and the fabby looking coconut drink. Too cute not to use. I have once again used Veronicas pre coloured image. Both because I have tons to do at work as there will be a show where we take part a week after I am back at work after vacation and I have tons to prep before that and I am not in that good shape that I can do a lot of colouring at the moment. Started with a new med again and it's knocking me out totally but it's getting better. Maybe something that I should celebrate?

I have used a really, really old paper pack from oh God! It's gone, again Imag... something I think that it's a brand that no longer is around. I bought it when the kids was young and played in the pool quite a lot but never got around to use them. Both the papers and the photos is unscrapped. :) I used a ton of die cuts, from Magnolia Sweden and some glossy accent to decorate the card. Maybe a little too much but it was really relaxing and I had a nice time. There is also a few sequins to mimic some water bubbles. Tons of glitter is there also in the glossy accent and then there is the clear glitter pen used on the mermaid's tail.

As always playing along with us at the Paper Shelter gives you a chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30, but then you have to play with a Paper Shelter image. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice.

Well, I better end here. I do hope that you will come and join us over at the paper shelter challenges this week even if the summer is here. Just a little tag or card, you know you want to... :)

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 26 juni 2018

Weather over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! Time for a new fun challenge again over at Passion for Promarker. This week are enjoying the theme of Weather! That means we want to see some weather related creations from you this week. Snow, rain, sun, winds etc. I am sure you can think off something brilliant that we have not thought about.

I have used an old Lili of the Valley James the bear stamp. He is of course coloured with my promarkers from Winsor & Newton / Letraset. I have also used some glossy accent as water so it is also a part of my colouring. I did even managed to get some bubbles on the glossy accent on the umbrella. It looks like the rain is flowing over the umbrella IRL. Nice and fun effect that I should say was on purpose, but wasn't. LoL


I have used an old paper pad once again. It might be My Minds Eye so it's really, really old. It could be yet another brand as well... Me and my pads... I used some twine and an umbrella charm as decoration for this card. I have many layers on the card so I didn't think that I needed very much on the card. I am really happy with how the colours turned out on this one, especially the umbrella, and the shadows in the water puddle.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring our challenge is Di's Digi stamps whos is offering a voucher worth £12. How nice isn't that? One lucky entry will win the prize providing that the image is coloured with Promarkers.

This is all from me for today. I really hope that you will come and play with us. It's a nice and fun challlenge that can maybe get you started on your Christmas cards or something else of course!

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 20 juni 2018

Summer vibes over at The Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! How are you? I am back with a second post for the day and the clock has only passed 10:00 here in Sweden. Oh well busy day! Tonight will we go and see the oldest play soccer again. I has been and is tons of that sport at the moment both live and on the TV. LoL

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter and our theme is set to "Summer Vibes". That simply means that we want to see a card or lay out or other creation with a summer theme. Nice and easy I hope?

For my card have I used the brand new image called Have fun in the sun. It's a really cute and fun image where you can let all of your fabby summer feeling come live. I didn't have to colour it myself so I used Veronicas smashing work for this card. It has been a few hard weeks again with a new med and amazingly lots of pain. It's still giving me trouble but I am getting there. Doing my best and try to think about breathing and not take everything so serious all the time. Just like the summer should be, one day at the time.


I have used the fabby Echo Park paper pack called Summer fun if I am not misstaken. Tons of fun happy colours that I just want to sit and look at but today I took the brave step to cut into the papers. I also used a few matching enamel shapes (triangles) in different colours. It's from the collection as well. I so badly wanted to use one of the flamingos but it just didn't work. Have to save that one for something else. In the meantime I sit and look at it and smile. I also used a dotted ribbon and a few gem stones in turquoise and lilac to give some texture to the card.

As always if you play with a TPS image you have the chance to win a gift voucher worth $30 and playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choise. A great prize either way, don't you think?

Anyway, this is all from me for today. I hope you will come and join us for this challenge even if the weather is nice and warm. You can always craft outside and get into the summer vibe.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
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