onsdag 25 november 2009

Passion for Promarkers week 27

Hello everyone!
It's me again. I never thought that I would be able to go "vintage" as the theme is at Passion for Promarkers this week, but I've done it. (You can also use any colours you want to for your vintage theme). At least I think I have. There is flowers, lace, some gold and an old fashion looking stamp. That's all you need I think. This card I'll give to my auntie as she wanted me to make a card for one of her friends that turns 70 in the middle of December. So I've got it done in good time. :) I had actually coloured this stamp image with distress inks at first, but this one turned out lots better. Never thought I could get this good result with the promarkers on this detailed stamp, but I did. Kind of proud of myself. :)

Well now, taa daa here comes the card! (Sorry for the not so good photos, my camera is on strike).


Close up of the image

This is all from me for today. I have a bunch of letters to write to my poor penpals that really have had to stand back lately when I've been busy with my cardmaking. Time to make up for that now.

Take care and have a good day,

hugs
Marie

tisdag 24 november 2009

Friday Sketchers week 79

Thougt I give Friday Sketchers a new chance as the sketch is lovely. Clean and simple and great fun to work with.

Sketch looks like this

And this is my card


The four stamps that are used are from "Hänglar och Stänglar", a minikit so the stamps are small but very cute. I've coloured them with distess inks, DP from DCWV. Flowers from Prima and some stickles on top on them. Have also used a couple of card candy buttons from Card craft. I kind of wish they would come in more sizes, please? :) CS from Papermania and Basill.

Well this is all from me for now. I off to take a nap. I feel like I deserve it today, maybe I can figure out what stamp to use for the new Promarker challenge at the same time.

Have a good day everyone

Hugs
Marie

lördag 21 november 2009

Passion for promarkers, challenge no. 26

I got it done! Never thought I would. It's not a masterpiece, but at least I'm playing along again. For some reason I can't cut a straigth line today. Everything is a bit crocked but that is how life is sometimes. A bit unconcentrated maybe because I've become an auntie for the four time tonight, a little baby boy to get to know and cherish. Will be great to get to know him. :)

Well, my card then. It's colour combo week at Passion for Promarkers, marsh green and burnt umber. Really lovely colours, if you have a matching stamp that is! I finally remember that I had this guy from the winter collection from Whiff of Joy. He was the perfect one for the colours. A very simple card, but I do love the colours in it. DP are from a digi download from Kay Miller design. Lots of lovely down loads, this is called Winter's peace.


Kind of had to break up the masculine colours with a little ríbbon and some gold pearls. After all it is a X- mas card and there has to be at least some bling on it, doesn't it? I even got a little pink in it. :) But it do look a lot more pink here that in reality.

Well, a short one this time. It's getting late and I think that I have to paint a little before I go to bed. Tomorrow a little ride to IKEA. My boys actually likes to go there. Need some storage for my stamps and it doesn't come cheeper than there. :)

A good night to each and everyone,

hugs
Marie

Everybody Art Challenge 66

Looked around a little in the blogworld last week and found this challenge blog, Everybody Art Challenge. I liked the sketch and decided to give it a go. My card has been finished for a few days now but the weather has been really bad and no good photos. Finally managed to get some taken, even if it was in the last minute. :) How me! :)

The sketch looks like this:

And this is my card
A blue and pink creation. I have kind of fallen in love with the colour of broken china from Tim Holtz distress ink refills. Especially with lots of water in it. Nice colour. :) The stamp is from this winters Whiff of Joy collection, DT papers from Magolia's winter collection, flowers from everywhere, a swirl, some half pearls, brown and silver ink. Some pearls on a "thread" in silver and white. Hmm, think that is it.

Close up of the image.

Have a good day everyone!

Hugs
Marie

måndag 16 november 2009

Friday Sketchers week 78

Hello everyone!
Another day another card. Thought I try a new challenge again. Friday Sketchers this time. A nice and lovely sketch to follow. I did have some trouble to get my image together. Don't know how many times I painted this one by now. I work on my distress ink refill painting skills and sometimes it seems to be impossible to get it to look OK. Had another image that turned out better, but the colours totally clashed the back ground so this had to do. Here comes the sketch.


I've used for this card: Image from Sugarnellie (Santa's little helpers), distress ink, DP from Inkido, Prima flowers, roses, McGill fern punch and some ribbons. A little glitter stickles in gold on the flowers as well. All showered in glimmers mist, a goldie one. Time is only 1500 here but it's already dark. Only managed to get one picture that looks OK.



Have a good day everyone

Hugs
Marie

söndag 15 november 2009

Another Just Magnolia Challenge (Week 31)

Hi everyone!
Took some time of all of my laundry that has to get ironed and made a card instead. So much more fun! :) Today I made a card using this sweet little snowman, and I got some help again. Tage, my blue and white cat decided that it was time for cuddling at the same time and took a jump right up on my just coloured and glittered snowman. Poor Snowy got christmas red glitter all over his face. I managed to get most of it away from the card, but it got a little scratched in the face instead. Snow effect? With some good imagination. :)

I followed the sketch made by the lovely Mina. It looks like this. Look at the lovely DT cards at Just Magnolia. Tons of inspiration for you all.

I used papers from DCWV, a MS snow flake punch, some snowflake brads from papermania, CS from Basill and some scraps to go with that and I coloured with promarkers. It was really hard to find a good colour for the bells... Have to work that one out. Also there is (still) some X-mas red glitter glue from TH, even after Tages walk about. There is after all more Christmas holidays coming up after this one. My god I've done so many X-mas cards that I've got to get some new friends to send them to. :) Well this is how my card turned out in the end.



Here comes a close up of Snowy and the way he looks. Sooo cute!

Well off to the ironing again. Lots of it to be done and I better get busy. Maybe I can find some more card making time after that, who knows?

Take care and hugs,
Marie

torsdag 12 november 2009

My new best friend, Snowy

Hello each and everyone!
Time for one card and two challenges again. I have fallen in love with my new Magnolia stamp Snowy with star. He is the cutes!

I am entering this card to the challenge at Passion for Promarkers and Cupcake Craft Challenges. It's a sketch and any colours at PFP and "Snow much fun" at CCC. It fits for both of them.

The sketch by the very talented Ida looks like this and was great fun to work with.


My card then. All the DP are from the new Magnolia collection with Winter papers. The colours are just wonderful. I have used my new Martha Stewart snowflake punch that I got in the mail yesterday, thanks for that BunnyZoe. Love it.. The sentiment once again in Swedish, (Merry X-mas = God Jul)

I actually decided to do something new for me again. Yes, I try lots of things that I have not done before these days. I used my circle spellbinders and cut throw the whole card and added a piece of acetate in the empty space. Covered the inside of the card with some more lovely DP from Magonlia. Mounted my lovely Snowy at the outside of the card, over the acetate and got this result. I also made the star and Snowy's head a littel 3D as I used three layers of this part of the image. Some bling added with stickles from TH. Gold and Chrystal this time. I really love the result. :)

Here is the card...(as you didn't see that) :)

Think the painting shows better here...

And some 3D look...

This was all from me for today. I hope you have a good day and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Marie

onsdag 11 november 2009

Just Magnolia Distressing challenge

Hi and hello!
Time for another challenge at Just Magnolia. This challenge is all about distressing and that I´'ve done to my poor card. Not only that, I went a little too crazy with the glimmer mist, but hey it's my first time and I learn. The little santa guy is coloured with distress ink refills, still learning that skill as well. Actually quite fun now when I start to get some feeling for how the inks works. A bit different from my derwent aqua pens. :)

So the card is made with CS from coordination and the rest of the papers are from Magnolia's winter collection. Yummy papers. Love these greyish bluish ones. I have also used some roses, rosebuds, some other flowers from where I don't know. A grass punch from woodware as some leafs. The Santa is also poped up on some 3D cushins. Some silver ink and the (little too much) glimmer mist is also on.

So here comes the card.

And the paint job.

Now it's time to get do to the basement and do some ironing and hopefully get rid of some anger. My oldest boy (three years old) decided to peel the wall papers of the wall in the entrénce this morning. I am not that happy about his initiative at this moment. It's not a very nice wall paper but it's the only one we have. Had no plans for remaking in the hall way at this time. Kids!

Well, hugs and take care

Marie

fredag 6 november 2009

Just a couple of X-mas cards for the cat shelter

Managed to get a coulpe of Christmas cards done for the cat shelter "Kompis" that will take part in a cat show here during Saturday. They will be selling cat items and many of the cards I make goes to them. There is a challenge every time, I always need to put a cat in to the card, or every now and then a dog to please everyone. This is last nights efforts. The stamp is from The Wildrosestudio, the most amazing stamps to work with. I wish I had more than just this one. But I love it lots! :)

The kittens are coloured with my distress refills, I'm working hard to learn how the work. :) Some papermania snowflake brads and a woodware snowflake punch is also used. Simple and nice. The wonderful DP are a freebee from the lovely Martine at the craft table. I really wish that I had used them for all my Christmas cards this year but I have already finished my own. Don't want to start over again.



My second one...
Marie

torsdag 5 november 2009

Cupcake craft Challenges No 64

Here comes my first entry to the challenge blog Cupcake Craft Challenges. Thought it would be fun to enter some more challenges now when I had the time and at the same time get a few extra cards made for upcoming birthdays.

So this project was to follow a sketch looking like this:

It's my second try this week to work with the distress ink refills and this time probably a little better than my blue Santa at the Just Magnolia challenge blog. Practise make perfect, can that be true? :)

Here comes my card! Stamps are from Magnolia, the chipboard heart was black from the beginning so I covered it up in some Magnolia paper called Candy I think, the same one used in the back ground. The CS is from Papermania and the rest of the papers are also Magnolias own. A flower from Stämpelgården and a fern punch is used. The little silver heart comes from BunnyZoes.

Well, this was all from me for today. It's now time for some relaxing before I have to cook some lunch, so boring.

Take care and hugs
Marie

Passion for Promarkers week 24 Canary and Grass

It's time for another challenge card, this time Passion for Promarkers. A favourite challenge for me. I learn something each time. Can never be wrong to get better, can it? This time the bright colours of canary and grass. Those colours made me think of the Brazilian soccer team and I dug into my stamp box and found myself a little player from Panduro. I've tried to get the card to make you think of a soccer field without actually making one, but I not sure I manage that task. So here comes the card.

Of some reason I bought yellow stickles from T.H a while back and then I didn't know what to use it for, but now I Know! :) It was for my star at this Brasilian card. :) I've also used a couple of half pearls to bring out the black in the soccer ball and the sentiment, some kind of balance.

Here comes my paint work.

It's crappy weather out today. Rain, rain, rain and then some rain. It was not easy to take the photos so you kind of have to use your imagination for getting the light right.

Take care and hugs,
Marie

måndag 2 november 2009

Just Magnolia challange week no 29

Hi again!
A short entry this time. It's a monochrome theme this week at Just Magnolia. Not a very easy one. I started of making a green santa card. But that guy made me sick, so for the first time ever a card went into the fire. Maybe I should have used it as Halloween card and scared the kids ringing on our door during the weekend? ;)

So I remade the card and ended up with a blue santa instead. Much better as he doesn't look too sick. I have for the first time painted with the distress inks (refills) from TH. A bit of adventure for me, but it looks OK for a first timer I think. All of the Santa is actually painted in blue, even his face but it doesn't show to well on the card. I was going for all blue but it became so "heavy looking" that I had to break it of with a tiny, tiny bit of white. A few pearls and some white dots on the Magnolia paper I used in the back ground. There is also a few chrystal stars in the corners of the santa panel. Thanks for looking! It was fun to make the card even if I didn't get my first vision to look like I wanted it too.

My card...

My paint work...

All the best to each and everyone,
Hugs
Marie