fredag 29 oktober 2010

Another challenge combo and DT call

I'm back after having another set back with my joints. Totally lucky that I have my crafting to keep me busy! Give me something fun to think about. Just gets a little slow in working progress every now and then. :)

This time I have a card combining the challenges at LOTV and Passion for Promarkers. The card is also made for the DT call over at Bearly Mine Design. So of course this card is made with here wonderful DP. Freebees just as Donna wished for, exept for one. The brown one in the back, that is from the Plain paper stack of hers. Go over and check the DT call out for yourself! The theme at PfP is Best friends, and the sketch is from LOTV made by the lovely and inspiring Bev.

Well then! Back to my card. This time I used the aquamarkers to colour my image. I used a piece from an album sheet this time. Try to find the best paper to colour on, so far letrasets own cartright pad is in the lead together with the aquarell pads around. Heavy weight of course! The image is from LOTV, DP from Bearly Mine, some die cut buttons and stars and this is what I ended up with.

Now time for a little rest and the pick up the boys from day care last time this week. Have a wonderful day! I see you soon again!

Hugs
Marie

And a little PS: Thanks Annelie for the Award! I will "deal" with it during the weekend! Thanks again! :))

måndag 25 oktober 2010

Another little creation

Oh yes! I did make a bunch of these little boxes for the cat shelter the other week. I have shown two of them so far I think. Here comes no. 3. This is also made with DP from Donnas Bearly Mine Design. I am so in love with these DP. And I love to get them in to the right size already in the computer. Can't be any better!
For this I have also used a Hänglar image coloured with my promarkers. Some flowers made with a Marianne createable die and flowers and leafs from Wild Orchid Craft. Swirly stamps from Whiff of Joy. God Jul sentiment from Stämpelgården.
Have a wonderful Monday!

Hugs,
Marie

söndag 24 oktober 2010

Passion for Promarkers meets Friday sketchers

At Passion for Promarkers this week you can choose from making a pink and white christmas card or a lilac and white one. I went for the first option as I have printed out a bunch of wonderful pink DP from Donna at Bearly Mine Design. I combinded this with the lovely sketch from Friday Sketchers this week. A real joy to work with. It has taken me the whole week to get this little card together after being totally knocked out from cold and meds for the joints. I'm on recovery now and it feels good.
The wonderful stamp is a digistamp from Inger Harding. Found it thanks to Lia in the Netherlands. Thanks for the tip Lia. They are all wonderful. Really greatful that these has come my way. I love the old fashion look of those ladies. Please check out Lias wonderful work, as well as Ingers blog.

This is it for me for today. Time to put the kids in the bath tub and then a storie and then hopefully they go to sleep fast. I need so rest! ;)

Hugs,
Marie

Ohh, such a long week.

Have been spending most of it in bed. Totally knocked out of my meds in a lovely combo with a really bad cold. Not to recomened. Still lacks a lot of energy so this card is probably the most simple you will see this year! I used "big snowflakes" from PinkPretticoat, a ribbon from Wildorchid Craft and some pearly things and a snow flake charm from a cross stitching magazine.
This card goes in to the challenge at Altheas Mix where we are making Christmas Cards till 13th of december. This week the theme is Red. Only 9 weeks left or something like that. Good that I have this challenge as I gave away most of my Christmas cards yesterday to the Catshelter Kompis. Sent all my guys (young and old) while I stayed in bed. Hope they managed to sell some of it.

Time to head back to the bed again. Still dizzy!

Take care!
Hugs,
Marie

måndag 18 oktober 2010

Just a little something

I've have decorated another little gang of match boxes. The coming weekend it's club championships at Calmare Cat Club and the catshelter "katthemmet Kompis" will be there. I support them and instead of just giving them cards that I've made, I thought that a few of these would be nice to give them. I am so happy that you gave me this idea Annelie! Thanks again!
For this little box I have used two of the new stamps from the Club kit from Magnolia, a flower from Prima and DP from Bearly Mine Design once again. I love those made by Donna. This time I made "handles" from ribbon instead of brads. A little easier to open the small boxes this way.

This is all for now. Take care and have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Marie

söndag 17 oktober 2010

Finally!

Have manage to get the card ready for this weeks challenge at Altheas Mix. This week we are playing with snowflakes, and it is still October - Pink Ribbon month, so this card as well goes in pink. The DP are from PinkPretticoat. Snowflake from spellbinders. The "ribbbon" with sentiment did I make with the computer.
It's really sweet and short this time as I have so much painkillers in my body at this time that I hardly know what I am doing. ;) Kind of dizzy and all.

Take care and enjoy this sunny Sunday!
Hugs,
Marie

torsdag 14 oktober 2010

New day, New card

Ok, here we go my first halloween card. Never done one before as I don't celebrate it. Now however in my last club kit from Bildmålarna this little cutie is one of the "members". Won't be fair to leave him and all the bats uninked would it? At the moment I'm trying to figure out what I can use the stamp with all the little bats on to more. I was wonderful to work with. Anyway, Bildmålarna stamps it is this time, a new club kit will soon be out. Can't wait. Hoping for many more cuties. My little batman is coloured with aquamarkers this time.  
The DP is once again Donna's from Bearly Mine design. This are actually freebees. Always wonderful and good printing quality. Love them tons! I have not used many embellishments for this card, as I had the spiderweb on one of the DP and all of my bats on the other. There is also a third one that I've used to make a little pocket for the tag that is inside the fold. A very good idea that someone came up with. Thanks for that. A little space to write a little something. Some halfpearls from BunnyZoe and some yarn in the tag is all there is for decorations on this card.
I enter my card to the following challenges:
* Passion for Promarkers - Black, organge, green and purple with option of halloween
* Papertake Weekly Challenge - Three of something (I've got my three DP and three different stamps used)
* Cup Cake Craft Challenge - Scary Creatures
* Moving along with the times - Halloween

So time for some x-stitching. Working on a HUGE advent calender for my boys. My guess is that it won't be finished until next year. But hey, I give it a try!

Hugs,
Marie

onsdag 13 oktober 2010

Just Magnolia - Everything in two

Morning to you all! Here comes another Magnolia X-mas from me. This time I've used two of the new Magnolia stamps from the new clubkit. Edwin and the candy cane had to work magic for me this time. They are coloured in distress inks, and DCWV paperstack has provided the DP this time. Two patterned papers, two charms, two pieces of string, two knots. So I guess I fullfill the criteria for this challenge at Just Magnolia this week.
Have a wonderful day, hopefully warmer than we have it here today so far. Only one degree outside today. Burrr.

Hugs,
Marie

måndag 11 oktober 2010

Magnolia Christmas time

So here comes a little more Christmas for you all to look at. :) Once again this little sweetheart from Magnolias christmas stamps from last year. Last week I did a card with her in pink this week I go for blue. :)

I have coloured her with distress inks, used DP from Bearly Mine Design. A stamp from Stempelglede (grunge flourish hearts) for the corners stamped in frayed burlap from Tim Holtz. A heart ribbon from Altheas Mix and my last embellishment is a die cut star in acetate that I have put some glitter stickles around in golden rod. The same colour that I've used on the other stars on the image. (I do hope that my ribbon counts as an embellishment)

With this card do I enter these challenges:
* Bah! Humbug! - Favourite cuties
* Die Cut Dream's X-mas challenge - 3 papers, 2 embellishments and one handpainted image.

Have a good evening! Now time for dinner and then some shopping for food!

Hugs,
Marie

torsdag 7 oktober 2010

Altheas Mix Christmas Challenge - Any christmas image

Have already finished my card for the challenge at Altheas Mix this week. Has a theme of "Your choise of picture/image". I went with one of my favourite Christmas Tildas from last year. Don't know how many candle lights I've used her for. It's a joy to colour her in, and yesterday did the latest club kit from Magnolia came in the mail box. I've inked up a couple of the images but not finished the colouring yet. May be tonight. I'm spending a lot of time finishing of my boys photo albums at the moment and it's a joy to do that. Can't believe that I manage to make so many cards this week as well.
So Tilda from Magnolia, pink (!, Yes I gave it another try from last weeks challenge Christmas a la Pink ribbon). I used my digital DP from Bearly Mine design. Love them! All colours and motives you can ever think of. Some half pearls, flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, and a piece of cream and gold ribbon. To top it all of some stickles glitter glue in gold and chrystal.

Take care,
Marie

onsdag 6 oktober 2010

Another little creation of mine

Hi to each and every one of you!
This is my creation for the day. I have used one of my Magnolia Tildas from last years club kit. She is coloured with distress inks on water colourpaper. It's wonderful to use a brush every now and then to colour my images. It's not that much to say about it really. Tons of glitter and sparkle (diamond dust in the white parts of the stripy DP and stickles around the circle and on the flowers), DP from Dovecraft I think, flowers from Wild Orchid craft, gems from Anitas, ribbon from my stash, then add a little creative love and I end up with this sparkly creation of mine. ;)

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
* Totally Tilda - glitter and sparkle
* Just Magnolia - Anything goes
* Die Cut Dream's Christmas Challenge - glitter, ribbon and gems

Take care and enjoy the rest of the evening!

Hugs,
Marie

tisdag 5 oktober 2010

Me and my X-mas cards...

... after having done I don't know how many X-mas cards already this year and I'm still not tired of it. I am totally amazed by myeself. :) This one is kind of simple but such a joy to create. At Passion for Promaker this week the theme is recycle. And so have been done. The corrugated card I'v used as a back ground is from a gift from my birthday. It's not showing very well on the photo but it is spray painted in silver, with a can I had left from last year when I sprayed a few out door flowerpots for X-mas time.

Also the string that is in the back ground of the little Santa men is reused. Kind of Knicked it from my sons calender. Don't worry he makes tons of the at Kindergarten and each and every one of them has a string on them. He won't be missing this. He tells me that every one needs to have a calender. I ask what he has all of his for, he simply looked at me and said so I know when I don't have to be at kindergarten. Four years old, what an age it is. :) Huge problem not to laugh too much at him. He is a serious guy. ;)

The paper I've used for my Christmas trees are also reused. (A Marianne die). The paper was rapped around a bunch flowers a while back. I thought it was kind of OK for stuff like this as it is much harder than flower papers normally are.They are embossed and got a little fluid chalk over them to give some more contrast to them. Santa guys are a tiny little snag 'em stamp. I found it really cute and will be great on the Christmas envelopes this year. They are poped up on 3D-dots for some more depht in the card.

I am also entering this card in the challenge at Winter Wonderland which have the theme of a male christmas card this week.
This is all for now. Take care and enjoy your evening.

Hugs,
Marie

söndag 3 oktober 2010

Altheas Mix Card a la pink ribbon

Happy Sunday to everyone!
This card as it is Sunday is made for the Altheas Mix X-mas challenge which this week has the theme of Pink Ribbon, the breast cancer campain that take place each year. Mita want us all to make lots of pink cards the whole month of October as the campain goes on during this time. So please join in and make your christmas all in pink for a while.
This was a night mare for me as I normally don't do pink. I hardly have any pink DP at all. Kind of solved this with using a valentines paper. Hearts and everything on it, but Christmas is all about love, isn't it. The image is from Lili of the Valley. Really cute isn't it? A snowflake from from a die, some half pearls and white glitterations from Anita. I used brown cardstock to break up the pink a little. Can't stand making a card totally pink, at least not at this time. Different periods for everything...:)

So I will read for my boys, try to get them to settle down a little. Kind of wild around here today.

Hugs for you all,
Marie

fredag 1 oktober 2010

Vintage or Shabby Chic at Passion for promarkers

Hi all!
This week at PFP the theme is vintage or shabby chic. I got a great idea from a new blogging friend who had made boxes like these. Thanks Annelie! Such a fun project and practical little gift as well. I thought of decorating a matching candelight as well but there is too little time at the moment.


For my vintage look I've used as Santa stamp from papermaina, DP from Bearly Mine Design, a swirly stamp from Heidi Grace, big flower from Reprint and the roses from Wild Orchid Craft. Some half pearls from Bunny Zoes and stickles from TH. Some golden embossing powder is also used. Lots of gluing and this is what you end up with.

Have a wonderful day!
xMarie