onsdag 31 augusti 2011

It's Christmas time again!

Good morning to you all. I'm back with a new card for you. Over at For Fun this week we are having a Christmas Challenge once again. And just as always when it comes to Christmas in the end of the month,  we are sponsored by the lovely Michelle Perkett. Such lovely images.


For my card this week I have used the lovely "Winter" from the Four Seasons set. She is totally adorable. I have coloured her up with my promarkers using only very pale colours in green. I have used some designer papers from Prima in wonderful blue green and red. Great combo! Tons of stickles is also added and I have used a punch from EK Succes together with a ribbon and some snowflakes. I might even manage the stamp limit for one stamp with this one. :)

So come on and join us over at For Fun this week. You know it's not that long before you need to have your Christmas cards done!

Love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 30 augusti 2011

Here comes Bearly Mine Challenge; Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

We have a wonderfully easy challenge for you this time just as my title tells you; We had a  Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!

For my card have I used one of last years relizes from Bildmålarna. I truly think that this Tossa stamp is my all time fave from them. Can it has something to do with the flower she's holding in her hand? My favourite flowers! She's paired up with some wonderful papers from Donna's Christmas Wonderland. Love those colours. By the way, Donna has a whole bunch of new sets launching during this week and on top of it all she has a sale going on. You really should pop on over and take a look.


My flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon as well. The brad was a white one but coloured it in with a promarker. Some card Craft candy in the corner finish it up after a touch of glitter glue on top of them.

As always there is a whole bunch of wonderful sponsors that gives away prizes to the lucky winners.


Bildmalarna - 1 rubber stamp


Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi sets of the Winner's Choice


Sew Many Cards - 5 Digi's


Teddy Bo Quintet

With this I leave you for today. I hope you play along with us once again and join in the fun. You have to be in it to be able to win it, or how is it you say?

With love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Stamps r us Challengeblog - Anything goes
Crafts 4 eternity - Anything Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes (using letraset markers)

måndag 29 augusti 2011

A quicky note here in the morning!

Donna over at Bearly Mine design is holding a sale this week with some smashing prizes. Just take a look at what discounts you are up to! Great! If I was you I would hurry over to Donna's store get myself some bargins! There is a couple of new relizes in the store as well. Both for you who love Christmas and for you who adores fairies. Hurry up and take a good look!


Stay crafty!

Love n hugs
Marie

lördag 27 augusti 2011

Christmas in August

25 degree Celisius outside and I am making Christmas cards. Feels a bit off, but hey that jolly wonderful time of the year is soon here. Believe it or not. :) I would love to enter this card to the challenge over at Craft us crazy with the theme of Anything goes and over at the Bah! Humbug! the theme is One for the girls.

For this card I have used one of my first stamps from SugarNellie. She's a real doll, she's one of those I never get tired of. Just like it should be. My designer papers is from Bearly Mine design. Love this colour combo.

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls from BunnyZoe and for some sparkle snowflakes make with different punches in silver mirri board. The sketch the card is based on is from the last weeks challenge over at the sugarbowl. I just didn't have the time to get it posted.

Love n hugs
Marie

fredag 26 augusti 2011

No patterned papers over at Passion for Promarkers this week.

Happy Friday everyone! Sitting here waiting for "wood man". He was suppose to show up sometime during the afternoon. Hate not getting a specified time. So here we are me and my boys, waiting and waiting. Thought I pop this very simple card into the challenge over at Passion For Promarkers where the theme is no patterned papers.


For my little card I have used one of the new LOTV stamps. So adorable! Just did some dry embossing at the lower part of the cs, a white ribbon and some wonderful blue flowers and I was done. And kind of backed the image with silver mirri board as well.

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 24 augusti 2011

And now time for the Paper Shelter

Here we go again! Now it's time for the Paper Shelter to stand in the spot light. This week we really have an easy challenge for you all. We want you to use your die cuts and punches. Something that we use one very single card more or less I guess?

For this card I have use the wonderfully cute image "Lets make a pic-nic", she totally cute and kind of reminds me of the Sarah Kay images. Love those too, but for some reason I hate to colour them. This is way much more fun to colour. My little doll is paired up with a DoveCraft paper pad again, Sugar n Spice I believe it's called. My flowers are a mix from WOC and I am roses. The butterfly is from Altheas Mix. Die cuts used here is the lace from MFT, the large rectangle and scalloped one from Spellbinders. In the flower mix I have some leaves that is punched with woodware punches.


As always you can win $15 voucher to spend in the Paper Shelter store if you are using a TPS image on your project. If you don't, you can still win one digi of your own choise. Great isn't it?

So with all this said I welcome you over to the PaperShelter blog. Me and my team can't wait to see what you all come up with for this easy challege! So what are you waiting for?

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Papertake Weekly - Dies to die for

It's Wendsday again, and it's double posting again

So first off is the For Fun Challenges. This week we are going Back to school and we do that with the lovely people over at Digi Doodles. The prize is a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store. Great isn't it? I for sure think so.


For my card this week I have use the image Day dreamer as I kind of use to do that when I got bored in school. Didn't we all? - smile - She's coloured with promarkers and the designer papers this week is from Prima. I don't remember the pads name at the moment. The flowers is from the same range and the roses is from Kort & Godt. I have used some golden rod (stickles) on the dp to make it a little sparkly, it gave the whole thing some more dimension. The butterflies are cut from left over papers. (Sorry about my picure, the cam battery died on me again.)


I really hope to see you over at For Fun this week.

With love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Party Time Tuesdays - Back to school

måndag 22 augusti 2011

Good afternoon!

Monday again and I have the kids home sick again. Second time in two weeks, may it not be like this the whole term. One at home is OK, but not both especially not when I don't feel too well either. Spend the whole day sleeping yesterday because of a nasty cold, was up quite late and finished this card for the neighbour who has a 20 year's party to attened later in the week. This "kid" loves cards and bikes so I went with my all time favourite male image from the Paper Shelter. He is so cool! :)

This is how it turned out this time, and I thought I enter it to the challenge over at Cards for Men were the theme is Anything goes.


My bike birdy is coloured with promarkers and teamed up with dp from Tim Holtz and some die cuts as well. The black corners are from Wild Orchid Craft. They started their lifes as silver corners...


Have to leave, have to make some dinner now. Take care!

Love n hugs
Marie

torsdag 18 augusti 2011

This was a long wait!

Hmm, Mr Blogger has been playing with me again and wouldn't let me write my post until now. Long wait from the morning. I have just been playing around again, trying to get the amouth of Christmas cards that needs to be done to a just little fewer. Long way to go here, about 70 more or so. LoL


This time I followed a very lovely and nice sketch from The sweet stop sketch challenges. I have used one of the lovely christmas stamps from last years collection from LOTV, coloured with copics and papers from Dovecraft. Some snowflakes made with a MS punch and Woodware, some golden pearls from BunnyZoe and a rose from WOC finish the whole thing of. My sentiment is from Magnolia I believe.

With love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Sweet Shop Sketch Challenges - Sketch
Try it on Tusedays - Anything goes

onsdag 17 augusti 2011

OK, so water melons isn't your thing...

...how about this one then? This week we want you to share a scrapbook page with a stamp on it over at For Fun Challenges We want to see fun events may be a visit to the beach, a picnic in the park etc. We are sponsored by the lovely Wee stamps this week and there is so many cute images for girls especially.

Well, since I got to boys I went a little different with my LO, (and I don't want to have their pictures on the net). I guess most people are scrapping summer, sand and beaches by now. Myself? I can't wait for the winter to come and the last one was a great one when it came to snow, so that is what my page is about. Snow! I love snow, it keeps me relaxed and I feel warm and cozy too. Do I have to ad that I really love Christmas as well? Living by the coast we don't get much of the white stuff normally but last winter was both long and white. It started already 28th of November and didn't leave until the end of March, beginning of April.


I have kept my page very simple, just as I normally do. Yes, I do my pages every now and then but I don't want my kids pictures up on the net so I never show them. I love the clean simple look with straight lines and I adore all people who can put tons of stuff on their pages without it looking cluttered. I have not mastered that art yet. This was new to me, to use a stamp and especially a digital one on my page but I love how it brought life to a very dull and dark photo. This will be done more than this time that's for sure. My DP are from Dovecraft, the letters from Sassafrasslass if I'm correct and the picture is taken from my office window. Some lace is used to ground the photo and give some dimension to the LO as well.

Oh well, I better keep quiet now and let you all get back to your crafting space. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge. Give it a try! It doesn't have to be a big page, just a little one.

Love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 16 augusti 2011

Bling it on at Bearly Mine's

Another two weeks has passed and it's time for a new challenge for you all over at Bearly Mine Challenges. This time it's really nice and easy as the theme is Bling it on!


For my card this time I made it really easy for me as my hands is on vacation. Well that how it feels anyway. Having trouble to get in touch with my left arm and hand but it's there, I can see it! LoL I used one of the lovely papers from the Christmas Frolics digi sets and I just needed this one as it looks as it has many different designs on it. Perfect! I combinded it with some red ribbon and a few die cuts to get the card a little lighter. I back the sweet Lenny on gold card and added some gemstones in his tree to really let it bling! A few flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid, Kort och gotd and I am roses. Some pearls from Bunny Zoe and I was done. Lenny also got a tiny bit of flower soft on his clothers. Nice and fluffy.

So very easy this week, but I still hope you can get some inspiration from it. Until next time, I look forward to see what you come up with over at the BMC challenges. Oh, by the way my lovely friend Lenny here is from the Stamp Fairy and he has a whole bunch of lovely friends as well. Check them all out over at the Stamp Fairy. This week as well we have lots of lovely prizes up for grabs. How about all of this?

 LOTV - $10 Gift Certificate


Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi Sets of the Winner's choice


Stamp Fairy - 2 digi's of the Winner's choice


The Paper Shelter - £15 Gift Certificate

Love n hugs
Marie

måndag 15 augusti 2011

Christmas time

I thought I better get started on all those Christmas cards that needs to be done. So I took some time Saturday and checked for some nice sketches to get me started. Hurried slowly and finished a card today. Not a master piece but at least I got it done. I'm happy that I made it so far as my vrists continue to play games with me. A new doctor's appointment tomorrow and hopefully I will get into the three week of rehab period. Would be great to get some new energy and input. Feel that I need that.

Oh well, Christmas it was...

A Lili of the Valley image from last year and a paper pack from Dovecraft matched up with some flowers from WOC and lace of corse. Some dark red pearls from BunnyZoe and I was done. Nice and simple! I have followed the wonderful sketch from Two Sisters Challenge.

With love n hugs
Marie

lördag 13 augusti 2011

A card made a little while back

Good afternoon! Sitting here feeling crappy again. Well, I have a little time on my own now as the rest of the family is on a party. Not the best place to be with headace. Time to post a card again as it has not been lots of it lately. Have keept a little too busy I think by making a few cards that was needed to day and then some party decorations as well. A tiny bit too much, have to start to plan better I guess. :) So can anyone tell me how to fit in about 80 X-mas cards to the first of December without having to stress about them? Oh well, it's just August and I have started to colour...


Ok, then back to my card. A friend of my mum, and auntie turned 70 the other week and they wanted me to make a card in blue and white. It didn't quite end up like that but almost. LoL I used one of the wonderful Sarah Kay images coloured with distress ink. Matched it all up with flowers, ribbon, metal corners, pearls, a swirl...The DP is Maja Design, "Lantliv". Wonderful papers! I also believe I snuck in a piece from the "Skärgårdsliv" as well.


And now off to the lovely Feline Playful blog to see if I can fit the card into some challenges as well. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Card Makin' Mamas - Birthday cards
Raise the bar challenges - Dog days of summer (a little doggie on the back of the bike)
Stamp Something Challenges - Dog days of summer (here too)
A spoon full of sugar - Birthday cards
BunnyZoe Challenges - Easel Cards

onsdag 10 augusti 2011

The paper Shelter is back and now it's team B's week

Morning to you all! Here comes a new challenge for you from the PaperShelter. Our theme this week is stitching faux or real. Very easy isn't? I want to see many lovely entrys over at the Shelter.

This will also be my first challenge as a team leader for Team B. We are now 16 lovely people that are here for your inspiration, half in the A team and half in the B team. Shirley takes care of the A team. And how she does it! You rock gal!

So for my card this week I have used this wonderfully sweet kitty image coloured with Promarkers and the papers are also from the PaperShelter. Sweet isn't it? Veronica and Pedro keeps busy designing all those lovely papers and digis. As the theme is stitching I have added some faux stitching around the image and the outline of the DP.

My flowers are from wild orchid, Kortd og godt and I am roses. Big mix here. :) Some dew drops made with pearl maker pen and then some pearls from Bunny Zoe as well. Topped of with some glitter on the flowers.

Now be sure to pop on over to the Paper Shelter and join the fun. As always we have a $15 voucher as a prize if you use a TPS image, and one digi of your choise if you use another brand's stamp/digi.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

It's double Wendsday again!

Rise and shine! It's time for a new challenge over at For Fun today. We have kind of an odd challenge for you this week. We're have the theme of Watermelon, and we are not talking about the colour here. We want to see these juicy fruits on your creations in any kind of way.

We are sponsored of the lovely MelJen once again and all of the lovely people in the DP team has used here images for their creations. The prize up for grabs is 4 digis of winners choice. Great deal isn't it?

For my card have I used dp from Pinkpretticoat (the first digital element I ever bought) the image is from MelJen of couse but I have use a PPC melon and put it over the original one to keep the card together. Not the best card I have created but it's here and I bet you can amaze me with your lovley creations, so pop on over to For Fun now and look at what the others has been up too.

Love n hugs
Marie

söndag 7 augusti 2011

Sunday eve and finally some sunshine

It has been pooring down all day once again. Has been kind of nice but tons of pain everywhere during the night so I took a long sleep in this morning. Still in pain and very tired. Early eve for me tonight, just thought I would share this card with you before.


Lili of the Valley has the theme of Roses for their challenge this week and I thought I enter this card that I did a few weeks back while I also had tons of pain and noting could get me to sleep, not even my sleeping pills. Oh well, better times will come... Sparkles forum challenges has the theme of One for the girls, and I enter my card there as well.

I have use one of the adorable LOTV images combinded her with some papers from Bearly Mine Design and flowers of all kind from Wild Orchid Craft and some from I am Roses. She's coloured with aquamarkers this time.

Have a lovely eve!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 3 augusti 2011

Hello Sunshine!

Had a wonderful day out on the sea yesterday, sun burned not that nice but still. It's time for a new challenge over at For Fun challenges today. And this time we have a very lovely theme; Anything goes. So here we are ready to comment on all wonderful entries. Be sure to keep us busy.

 We have a lovely sponsor this week as well and today they are called Digi My World. They are offering $10 voucher to spend in their store. What a lovely prize isn't it? You can read more about them on the For Fun Challenge blog.


So for my card have I use to matching digis, the Gone fishing sign and the little fisher guy. Of some reason my fishermen always end up green and blue. Guessing something with a brand of clothes we have here in Sweden that makes tons of strong out door clothing. LoL My DP this time is from Dovecraft once again. You are able to write your messege under the little fisher man...
The images are coloured with my lovely promarkers, even better now with the new extra nibs you can get. Great idear Letraset! They work like a charm, just that I have to buy a 150 more of them or so. LoL. So this is it for the For Fun Challenges today.

Also a short little note. A new challenge is going up on the Paper Shelter Challenge blog today and the theme is Flowers, Flowers, Flowers. We now have two altering teams to give you all the inspiration you can possible need. This week it's The A team that gives you all the inspiration with the lead of Shirley. They have some smashing cards for you to get inspired by, and next week does my own team take up the challenge to challenge you! Be sure to join in, both this week and the next one too.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes

tisdag 2 augusti 2011

It's Bearly Mine Time again

Goodmorning! When you read this I am hopefully on my way to Karlskrona and a little trip with the olders passenger ship in Sweden. I so hope that the weather will be good and that we have a good time. Keep your fingers crossed. :)

So we have a new challenge up for you today, a really great one. We want you to Charm the spots/dots out of us! In other words use spots/dots and at least one charm on your project. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

For my card have I used one of the lovely digis from Tickled Pink Stamps. I so adore those. She's coloured with my promarkes and the papers I have used is Simply Dots and one of Donna's vintage papers. I've used a bunch of dies from T. H. and some flowers from different places, charms comes from Pagoni. The ticket is also from T.H, and the odd stamps comes from crafty individuals. Metal corner from WOC.

We have a bunch of sponsors for you this week as well. So with all those wonderful prizes up for grabs be sure to start crafting right away.

 Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi Sets of the Winner's Choice
$20 Gift Certificate
Tickled Pink Stamps - 2 Digi stamps or 1 rubber stamp of winner's choice

Crafty Ribbons

 Crafty Emma - £10 Gift Voucher excluding p&p

Don't forget you can enter the challenge twice if you like too. Twice the chance to get chosen as our winner. We do hand pick our winners so it's almost as a top five with a prize. LoL

So go a head a start creating, we are ready in the team to start commenting on your fabby creations!

Love n hugs
Marie

A few challenges for this card

måndag 1 augusti 2011

Good afternoon!

It's stinking hot here today, about 30 degrees celsius. A tiny bit too hot for me, but hey, better than rain. Like it was during the weekend. It rained so much that I decided to give away my cards to the cat shelter for them to sell later on. Felt good doing that. :) And I didn't become sick of the weather either. A win win situation.


So this week over at PFP the theme is animal crackers and the sketch is from Paper Take Weekly. A nice and lovely combo. For my card I have used one of my faves from the Paper Shelter. To add some dimension I have coloured the yarn twice and poped it up. Wanted a Yarn look a like and used the circle element in the sketch for that, and distressed the white to fit in more properly to the colours of my card.

With love n hugs
Marie