måndag 28 december 2009

Friday Sketchers bloghop and challenge.

Hi everyone!
Managed to do the bloghop a couple of days ago. Have taken a little longer to finish the card for the challange. The younger kid got sick again. He is better off today so my card got finished as well.

If you want to take part in all the fun, just follow the link here. Friday sketchers Blog hop and Challenge

My card then is made with some card stock and embossing templets. No designer paper at all. I wanted the card to go in black, white and red. Didn't have those colour in DP so this is how it turned out. Lots of roses and rose buds to support the new Tilda from this years winter kit. She is painted with distress inks. Have also used some stickles on the flowers. Nothing more to say about this I think. Oh, a few pins from whiff of joy is used as well. Love these squared ones. :)


(It's not that big difference between the red colours as it looks here).

Have a good evening everyone,
hugs

Marie

fredag 25 december 2009

Super duper challenge at passion for promarkers 3

Hi everyone!
I'm back again. This time with at gift that I made for one of my nephews. I can show it now as the kids have gotten their gifts for this year. Kind of glad that this part of the hollydays are over. When Willy got his gifts yesterday he did not want them. He had set his mind to a really big one, and he was determent that it was a huge trash collecting lorry. Let me tell you it wasn't. It was a coffee making mashine. It was as exciting when he saw that. :) :)

So it is still Christmas and New Years theme at PfP, everything but a card and this is a little box I made with some stamps as well coloured with my promarkers, as is the tag. This was great fun to make even if I had some trouble getting it all together with the tag as well. Sometime it is just  "stop" in what I do, but I got it in the end. So here is what it looks like. The stamps are from Magnolia, Hänglar och Stänglar and a free gift from a magazine earlier this year. DP from the local supermarket. Yes, they are back again. Just in different versions. LoL

Back side...


Front side...


Hugs and take care,
Marie

Papertake Weekly Challenge Thank you theme

Merry X-mas all! When everyone is celebrating X-mas I'm in the blog land. :) We here in Sweden have our main celebration 24th of December, so today we chill out and get some new energy. I thougt it was a good way to start the day by making a card for a friend who knitted me a pair of socks. Thank you so much dear! I just love them. :)

And I found the challenge PWC when looking around at all wonderful cards out there and this suited my card perfect. :) The sentiment says Thanks in Swedish, and the DP are one or maybe two downloads from PinkPetticoat. I have had them printed for ages but never knew what to do with them. But studying Dawny's cards helps. :) I used some half pearls and a couple retro flower punch from EKS as well as some doodles. It's raining dogs and cats here today and the photo is totally bad. You have to use your imagination to see it properly I think. :)



Take care and hugs for eveyone,
Marie

måndag 21 december 2009

Just Magnolia challenge week 38

I can't believe that I managed to finish a card for this challenge as well. Three in two days! Feels good after having a little melt down when it came to cardmaking. But I didn't stop my creativity. It just change direction for a while. Spent some time x-stitching and making a few scrap bookpages for my youngest son. And they are actually digital. Now I just need to decide how to go on with his album. I do want something that we can read like a book. Guess I have to find a good printer somewere. Should not be too hard these days.

Well back to the card making world. This week it's a sketch at Just Magnolia. It looks like this and you find more information about the challenge here.


For this card I have used a Tilda from the winter club kit, DP from Panduro (frosted green), a Prima flower, some roses, a few pins, ribbon, leafs. The flowers are distressed with brown ink and some stickles in a brown colour from Rangers. The image is coloured with distress inks.



This is it for now. If I don't manage to blog more before X-mas I wish you all the best and a really merry X-mas to you all. Now I'm off to the fire in the basement. Some cosy time with the cats, they love it when the heat is on. :)

Hugs for you all,
Marie

Friday Sketchers week 83

Another hello today! My second entry for today! How good am I? I couldn't sleep last night and started to make a card that I had started earlier with a little help from my oldest son. I last second I manage to save my image that was almost finished  and gave him a few others to colour instead. He has now started his journey with the distress ink refills. He is three if you wonder, little early isn't it, or maybe not. Kind of nice that he wants to spend some time with me down in my crafting room. :)

The Friday skecher's sketch and more info you'll find here.



Well, my card now then. The sketch is a really nice one and since I'm soooo tired of Christmas cards by now, I made a spring influenced one instead with a stamp from Sugernellie, called ropeswing, if I remember right. Coloured with distress inks, DT bloom and groom, some flowers from "Wild orchid" and some Dewdrops.



This is all from me for today. I wish you all the best for the rest of the day. Now time to wrapp some presents when the boys are at kindergarten. It will take me forever, lots of small things...

Hugs,
Marie

Super duper challenge at passion for promarkers 2

OK, I'm back again with another candle. Have put some more work into this one, and it became a great x-mas gift for my auntie from my boys. It's not much to say about it. A couple of Magnolia stamps coloured with promarkers of course on tissue paper and cardstock for the lable. In the little holder for the candle I used a CD-rom disc to trace around and I actually glued it to the bottom itself as well, and then covered it up to give the whole thing something to rest on. It was kind of wobbly before that. Decorated my littel "holder" a little bit and wrapped the whole thing up. The rest is history as we say. :)

Find out more about the challenge at Passíon for Promarkers here.

Front of the candle
 

back of the...


My little lable/tag


and the finished gift.

I think I'll go for a walk now. Sun is shining, it's about -10 C degrees and lots of snow. It's wonderful. Real winter. I enjoy it for as long as it lasts...

Hugs and take care every one,

Marie

onsdag 16 december 2009

Super duper challenge at passion for promarkers

So here in the snowstorm which still goes on here in Kalmar, I think we'll have a white X-mas this year if the temperatures keeps below zero. Would be nice. :)

Lots of prices to be won at Passion for Promarkers, a challenge that goes on until the beginning of January next year. Everything but a card with xmas or new years theme are allowed. I have a few projects that I've been working on. A couple of cards show of the first one I did today and will finish yet another one tomorrow I hope, some gift boxes are also on the way I think. Have some ideas but have not manage to make them yet. Hope I will before the time runs out. Of some strange reason time is always shorter in December. The day only have 12 hours instead of normal 24 I think. Way too much to be done. :)
This is my first candle ever made, even before the challenge was up at PFP. :) Used a cheep candle from my dear IKEA, stamped on tissuepaper and coloured with Promarkers of course. I do hope that this counts for Christmas theme as the stamp is called "Tilda as Christmas angel" (by Magnolia, Sweden of corse).

I leave you with this for now and be back in a few days with another entry or two.

Hugs and love to you all,
Marie

This is what it looks like outside today...

Everything covered in snow. Very cosy but today I did't like it at all. Mostly because I had to clean it all away from the drive way. My partner in crime is away and work and I had to deal with it all by myself. Heavy work! Real workout.

In the end I have manage to make a card for this weeks challenge at Just Magnolia. The theme is "It's christmas". So here comes my little Tilda card filled with flowers from Prima, golden half pearls and tiny ones in white, painted with distress inks, some stickles from Ranger, DP by DCWV I think and this is the result. I borrowed the sketch from Friday Sketchers since it was a nice one to work with, I kind of hope I will be able to make another one for entering there later tonight, after take it easy infront of the fire for a while first. Love that, it's the best part of the winter season... :)

Have a good evening everyone!

Hugs and take care,
Marie

onsdag 9 december 2009

A little card for you to look at...

I have not been very creative lately. I feel kind of empty of ideas and inspiration so I let it all be for now. I made this card a while back ago when a friend needed a card. I used Whiff of Joy stamp from the fall kit, flowers from Prima and the roses from another place. Some half pearls, brown ink and promarkers to colour with and I ended up with this little creation. I have decorated the card inside as well, but all the photos was kind of crappy so I leave you with this one. DP are Wisteria Lane by the way. Wish you all a lovely day and hope that my creativity wakes up soon.
Take care and hugs,
Marie