fredag 29 juli 2011

Ok, here we go again.

Still not sleeping and on top of that, the whole day has been like a natural shower. It's absolutly raining cats and dogs today. Worse than a horrable day of fall. Can't believe how much rain it has come today. I really hope that it won't be this kind of weather tomorrow. I'm taking my cards to the local cat shelter and try to sell some of them. Had to make a bunch of the this week, as many of the ones I had mad went to Stockholm a few weeks back. Thanks for taking care of them Ewa!


So with all this said a friend of mine has a challenge going on over at "Made by Annelie". She wants us to make cards that is not square, and then I ended up with this little thing. She also want us to use buttons on our creations. Sorry about the photos, it's so dark and nothing helps. There is also a Christmas challenge going on over at Altheas Mix, and this week the theme is free. Just make a Christmas card and you be done. So hope it's OK to combine the two of them...


Now time to put the little monsters to bed and then try to pack the things I need for tomorrow.

Stay crafty and love n hugs to you all,
Marie

onsdag 27 juli 2011

Good morning!

It's time for a new challenge over at For Fun today and our theme is Show us sand. Something sandy and summer like maybe. We are sponsored by the lovely people over at The Papershelter this week and they have provided us with "sandy" images.


For the first time ever have I made a shaker card, it was something about the sand that told me that I needed to make one. I had not expected the acetate to react and go yellow on me but things happen.


The prize for the challenge is a voucher of $15 to use in the Papershelter store. Great prize isn't it? So pop on over to the challenge at For Fun and join in.

So being on the Papershelter design team I thought I combine my post for todays TPS challenge with this one. Over at the "Shelter" we have the theme of Anything goes, so very nice and easy for all of you. :)

I have a card for this challenge as well of corse. This time I decided to go all digital and use the pre coloured little cowbow together with the matching paper pack also available over at the Shelter. I love the bright deep colours in this pack. Yum!

Here as well is the prize up for grabs a voucher of $15 if you use a TPS image on your creation, or one digi of your choise if you have used another brand of images and get the winning number. Great!


With this I leave you to craft away. Don't forget to join us in both challenges, you can combine you know! LoL
Love n hugs
Marie

Some challenges for the cards
Card 1
IncyWincy designs - shaker cards
Paper Play time - summer theme
The pink elephant - Summer theme
Crazy for challenges - Shaker cards

Card 2
Make it Monday - Anything goes
The corrosive challenge - All about kids


tisdag 26 juli 2011

Another long night...

...and what do I do then? Oohh yes! Another card! This time I used one of the sooo adorable LOTV stamps. I love them all but the ones for the boys are my faves. This one is probably my all time fave and believe me when I say I have many of them. This little guy is coloured with aquamarkers from Letraset and paired up with papers from Dovecraft, tickets from T.H, string from Pagoni and so is the charm, netty thing is from BunnyZoe, dew drops from stash. Now of to the gym and work out, hopefully the knee will be better after that.


I thought I enter this card to the challenge over at LOTV which have the theme of fun and games! Guess what I and my friends used to do when I was a kid and lived on an island? LoL

Stay crafty!

Love n hugs
Marie

måndag 25 juli 2011

Morning to you all!

A very long night has finally come to an end. Someone that what wants to buy a fighting knee joint? I'm so tired of it! So much for an op, changing from one kind of pain to another. How fun! NOT! OK, I'm done complaining. On the bright side, I made a card during the night. It would have been a big waste of time just laying around doing nothing. So I used the PFP sketch again and came up with this.



The papers are from Papermania and the image is a Mo Maning one, I just adore it. Well I adore all images with cats on it, that's just who I am. Flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. The lace is also from WOC. Coloured with promarkers of corse.

Love n hugs
Marie

söndag 24 juli 2011

Happy Sunday!

It's strange winds here in Kalmar today. If I didn't knew better I would say it's fall outside, without the rain. Are soon going to a birthday party but I thought I would share this card with you first. Over at PFP this week has Michelle created a really lovely sketch for us to follow. A really great one, just hope I haven't stretched it too far.

I have had this image coloured up for quite a while now but never got around to use it for a card, I actually think that it was supposed to be for another PFP challenge that I never got around to finish. My joints is really playing games with me this year and more than seldom I have to let things be.


Oh well, happy days today as I have finished the card with a bunch of BG papers and a piece of filmstrip from T H as the only decoration, and instead of Michelles lace part of the sketch. :) Didn't really fit my image, to use lace I mean. I would also like to enter this one into the challenge of "Craft your days away" where the theme is summer time.

OK, we're off to the party. Take care!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 20 juli 2011

Hello again!

I'm back just as I promissed. Now it's time for the new challenge over at The PaperShelter. This week we are looking for green cards. The colour green is the theme and we really hope you will join us.


As always we have a voucher worth $15 for those of you that use a TPS image up for grabs if you are the lucky winner. For all the others out there you have the chance of winning one digi of your choice. How great isn't that?


For this card I have used a really cute image called "Summer games". She is teamed up with some yummy digi papers from Bearly Mine called Spring Light. I have used some net ribbon from Bunny Zoe and so is the charm. Some vail fabric and pearls from an old neckless is also used for this card. The buttons are recycled from an old shirt. I hope you like it. I look forward to coming and see what you have created for our challenge this week.

Love n hugs
Marie

Good morning!

It's time for a double posting again, after all it is Wendsday. LoL Over at For Fun this week we have theme of Two different ribbons. Not as hard as you might think at the beginning. For my card I have used one organza ribbon and one satin one. I really needed the two ribbons to balance my card. I think you might believe that I have ended in a strawberry coma as this is my second card in a row using this paper. But of some reason I ended up with two strawberry images two weeks in a row. LoL

I have punched my small flowers with a retro punch, the swirls is made with a magnolia die and so is the white paper strip. Cardcraft candy in the corners, pearls from BunnyZoe in the flower centres and sentiment from CardCraft as well.
The lovely image is from Di's Digi downloads and she is also offering a prize for a winner this week. A wooping 5 digi stamps of you own choice. Be sure to pop by and look at the wonderful digis you can find there.

All the best and see you soon again.

With love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 19 juli 2011

It is time for a new BMC challenge

Hello and good morning! I hope you are having a really wonderful day. Two weeks has passed again and we have a new Bearly Mine Challenge for you. This period  has the theme of

Tag! You're it!

We can't wait to see what you are going to do with this theme. It will be so much fun! I bet there will be a huge pile of cards for us to look at.

For my card I have used a digi from one of our sponsors this week; Whimsy Stamps. It's called Here Fishy Fishy!  So fun and funky! I believe that my cats would look something like that if they got a chance to "explore" a fish tank. It's coloured with promarkers and some detail added with glossy accent. I have used designer papers from Donna's Spring Light again as I love the colours in that set. Some flowers from Prima, brads from Papermania, sentiment from Wildrose studio and the rest from stash finish up this card.


Our sponsors this week, be sure to visit them all.


 Whimsy Stamps - 5 Digi's of the winner's choice


 Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi sets of the winner's choice


Di's Digi's Downloads - 3 Digi's of the Winner's Choice


Teddy Bo - Teddy Bo Quintet

I can't wait to see what you creat for this wonderful challenge. Be sure to play along and have a shot at all the lovely prizes we have for you.

With love n hugs,
Marie

fredag 15 juli 2011

Good afternoon!

Just a quickie note to let you all know that Donna over at Bearly Mine has a Midsummer sale going on right now. Pop on over and get yourself some bargin digi set or all or one of the mega sized CD's, papers for all kind of cards. Just click the logo and it take you to the store!


Hope you're having a wonderful day!
With love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 13 juli 2011

Time is really flying!

And it's not just the time that is up in the air! This week over at the PaperShelter we have the theme of

For the birds!

I have been wanted to colour this birdie in for ages but not really got into it. I happy with how he(?) turned out. I'm guessing it's a male bird.They are usually more colourful. Anyway, he is teamed up with papers from Kaiserkraft, the Bubblegum collection. Bright and nice for the summer. Couldn't help myself and keept on playing with my black cardstock. Black leafs and details on this card, just to break the colours down a little. There is also a bunch of Card Craft Candy helping out on this card.


As usual we have a smashing voucher of $15 to be won if you use a PaperShelter image on your creation. If you don't you can still win one digi of your choice. Nice isn't it?


We love to see you around at the Papershelter and don't forget, anyone can play!

Love n hugs
Marie

We have a new challenge over at For Fun...

... this time we are challenging you with folds. Your card should have 1 + 1 fold, not more, not less. I can't remember what this fold is called, first time I made it, probably not the last one. I hope my pictures shows what I've done. LoL
We are sponsored by the lovely Bugaboo Stamps this week. Be sure to pay them a vistit. For my card I have used this little cutie called "sitting on strawberry". So many cute lovely images. She's coloured with my dear promarkers and the papers are from Bearly Mine design "delish delight". Such a perfect match! My flowers are from Wild Orchid and Prima. The carm from  Pagoni.


Don't forget to pop by the For Fun Challenge blog and see what my teamies has been up to. I'm sure there will be tons of inspirations for you.


Time to clean up in the mess around here. A dear friend is coming for a visit and it will be nice if she actually can enter the house without tripping on all toys the little guys has placed everywhere.

See you over at For Fun!
Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 6 juli 2011

Third time today!

OK, I know this is nuts but I got a little card ready and I want it in a challenge that ends tonight. I have had this fabby image from Tickle Pink ready forever but have not got around to finish of my card. Managed to do that now in the evening so why not give it a goe? The lovely people over at Tickled Pink does also have a DT call going on if some one is interested in that. The most adorable, cool images. Fell in love with them the first time I saw them. And they are available both in rubber and every now and then as digis as well.

Better get back to my card before I find something more that I can promote... I have used BoBunny's Timepiece for this car. I just love that collection. Brown is my colour at the moment and I could just use it over and over and... oh well you get it. I have used a bunch of stamps from different places: like Vilda Stamps for the clock, Crafty Individ. for the stamps around the "Tickled Lady".


A ticket from T.H, flowers from Wild Orchid and I am roses. I believe there is a few from Kaiser Kraft as well. A doily from Panduro, lace from WOC and pearls from Bunny Zoe. The chippy heart is coloured with distress crackle paint and glossy accent that has been stired to get a few bubbles in it, just for a little fun.  My motive is coloured with promarkers.

Aawwh! It felt good to get this card done. Now it's time to get it up in the challenges as well.

Until next time, stay crafty!
Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges
Tickled Pink - Flowers, flowers flowers

Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes

Here is another one for the PaperShelter

Hello there! Another week has passed again and we have a new challenge up for you over at the "Shelter". This time we are seeing Spots and Dots on our cards and we hope to see them on your as well.
I have used the most adorable little guy riding with a ballon. Looking at his face, I'm pretty sure this was not what he had in mind. The papers are from Dovecraft, back to basic II. Stars are made with spellbinders, pearls from BunnyZoe. The ballon is covered with glossy accent and of some reason the shine got a little strange this time. I have not coloured so totally bad. LoL


The chance you have of winning a $15 voucher is to use a PaperShelter image, if you don't, you can still win a digi of your choice. Our challenge is open to everyone, so come on and play with us!

Love n hugs
Marie

Here comes For Fun!

This time I have really challenge myself with the For Fun Challenge. Yepp! I try to do that every now and then, but this time I think I have taken water over my head! I wanted to do one layer, CAS card. And this mess is what I ended up with. Wanted to trash it, but I am a little short of time at the moment so, it had to go like this.

Our theme is Crochet flower(s) over at For Fun. So we want to see at least one of those bought or hand made. I make my own as I find it very relaxing sitting infront of the TV with yarn and needle of all kind. I have combinde two different ones and glued them together. It was a little to pale with only the white on this card, my photographic skills has gone on holiday and therefor my colours are a tiny bit strange looking. Oh well, should not complain, we all have those days. The flower image is from our Sponsor Little Claire's and the sentiment stamp is from "Prickig Form" if I do remember right. Not to be found anymore.


This week we are sponsored by the lovely Little Claire. Be sure to swing by to have a look at all wonderful stuff they have over there. This is what Little Claire has to say: Little Claire Designs are a UK design company who are taking the cardmaking and scrapbooking industry by storm in the UK after 9 years craft retailing we now design and manufacture our exclusive ranges and hope to branch out to Europe and the US in 2012. We have 4 great new Digi DVD’s coming out in July 2011 full of our images to add to your collections.
We design, cd’s, Digi’s, stickers, cutting dies and clear stamps, we have a very low postal rate so everyone in the world can enjoy our designs and hope everyone likes the latest challenge using our designs. xx Little Claire xx


Now it's time to go and take a little rest and gain some new energy, I seem to have lost it somewhere.

Love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 5 juli 2011

Morning and welcome to another Challenge over at BMC

A new day have seen the light, hopefully without too much rain. Yesterday was grey, really grey, and I don't feel up to that again. My knee have it's own life during the weather changes. So tired of it. Sorry, new day, new energy.

We have a new challenge for you over at BMC, it's the first one with our new teamies. We have a very simple challenge for you this time as it is Anything goes time again. Nice and simple so be sure to link your cards to our challenge and we pop by to see you.

This time we are sponsored by
Two digi sets of winners Choice

5 digi's of winners choice

4 Faeries Digi's of winner's choice

For my card I have used Kenny K's Biker girl, well a part of her at least. It's something with those images that makes me make "head shot cards". I have really puched this one hard and if I hadn't cut it out you would see the lines going a bit crocked. Oh well, I used the sketch from Papertake weekly as I found it really lovely and got on great with my head shot. I should have made another card and entered the challenge but time ran out again. But thanks for the lovely wonderful sketch!


The little lady is coloured with promarkers and the design papers are Bearly Mine "Summer Light". Flowers are from Wild Orchid and pearls from BunnyZoe.

Hope to see you join us this time too!
Love n hugs
Marie

fredag 1 juli 2011

I still have a bunch of unshown cards...

...and while I still remember which ones they are, I love to share one with you today. This one is one of the cards I made for my boy's teachers. Since I plan to enter the card to the challenge over at Just Magnolia, just hänglar Stänglar and they have and open theme with the option shabby chick, I thought this card will do. No shabby chick as I have used far to bright clean colours for that. :)


I have paired up Tilda celebrating Midsummer with an old strawberry image that I adore. There is nothing that says Midsummar as those lovely berries. It's coloured with distress inks. The DP are from Maja Design "Lantliv". Flowers from wild Orchid crafts and pearls from BunnyZon as always. A die-namic border die as also used. I so love that one. Magnolia heart swirl is also on there somewhere. Strawberrie charm from Pagoni.

Well this is it for now. See you around!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges
Just Magnolia, Just hänglar - Anything goes with option Shabby Chick
Craft us crazy - Red white blue /summer