lördag 31 december 2011

Cheers to a New Year!

It's already the last day of 2011. I can't believe how fast this year has passed. It feels like yesterday it was January. For a change since the last few weeks we have stunning weather here in Kalmar and it's almost a little chilly. The boys are out (both young and old) preparing lunch on the bbq. They got inspired by their nature walk earlier today. :) I have been home and just relaxed. It really has been a long week for us all.

I made the card when it was really grey and dull outside and I needed some sunshine. That's why I have made a yellow card. Can't belive I did that, not my fave colour but hey it's good to try something "new".



I have used an old paper pad from K & Company. The lovely Tilda is called Tilda with Daisy from the latest of the Magnolia collection called sweet crazy love. This one has to be my fave from all those stamps. Very sweet! I only added a few pearls and flowers from Panduro as decoration together with a ribbon and sentiment also from Magnolia. The sketch is from Paper Take Weekly where I wish to enter my card. I also want to enter it to the challenge over at PFP where the theme is celebration (another birthday card). I love Promarkers are having Anything goes as their theme so I enter my card there as well. My friend Pauline has new challnge blog up and running called Card Crafters Circle and this week it's anything goes theme there as well so be sure to drop by there as well.


And with all this written down I wish all of you lovely crafters everywhere and all other lovely people who drop by here every now and then a wonderful new year! May all your dreams come true!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 28 december 2011

It's time for the last Paper Shelter challenge for the year

Hi and hello! Welcome back to my corner of the blogging world. Hope you are having a wonderful day filled with lots of joy and crafty makes. :)

We are back with a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter, the last one for 2011. How fast has this year passed? It's soon a year since we started our challengs here at the Paper Shelter. So many wonderful creations we have been looking at and such a joy it has been to lead the B team over the last 6 months or so. Such amazing gals we have on both our teams.


OK back to the real thing here before I forget why I am here. Our challenge today is Tie a bow so a lovely bow somewhere on your creation would be wonderful, otherwise no chance of winning the wonderful prize of a $20 voucher to spend in the paper shelter store. That is if you are smart enough to use a TPS image, if you use another brand you can still win three digis of your choise in the store. That's really lovely too isn't it?

My card is made with one of the new digis that are just put up in the store. It's called Enchanted love. It's so cute that I just had to colour it up right way when I got it from the Paper Shelter. Totally adore this little cutie! I have paired it up with some designer papers from the Sweetest love paper pack, also available from the PaperShelter.    Smashing colours that I just adore. :)

Some ribbon, flower, pearl hearts, metal corners and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts decorates the card for me.

So this is the last from me for today. My two youngsters are home having their days of from day care. I wonder what I was thinking having them home for so long. They won't go back to daycare until 9th of January and after this day it feels like forever until then. LoL

Love n hugs
Marie


Challenges for this card

Good morning and welcome!

It's time for a new challenge over at For Fun and before I forget to tell you, this challenge will also run for two weeks. The challenge is to show us something new. Make a card for a new home, a new baby, a new puppy etc. That's fun now around the new year isn't it?

We are sponsored by the lovely people from Bugaboo once again. I have used a very sweet image called Water can violets. Lovely one. I had to make two cards with this image so it's very simple this the second one. The first one got a huge muddy cat foot print on it. Not the greatest thing, but maybe I could have used it as something new? LOL I have only used a sheer ribbon and tied a bow for decoration. I also put a few hat pins in to make a little more of it. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. My designer papers are from Bearly Mine Design. Just plaid and Flower Delight are they called. So lovely are they not?


With this I leave you for now. In a short while my next challenge for this Wendsday will come up. It's time to double post again. :) 

I hope to see you around.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card



onsdag 21 december 2011

Just a qicky note to let you know who won...

Two weeks ago we had the start of our bloghop that ended last night over at the Paper Shelter.
The winner of one digi of her own choise is Karen C! Congratulations to you! Go to the Paper Shelter blog and find out how to claim your prize!

And while I'm at it I can't help showing another Christmas card made with a TPS image. Are they not the cutest? I love these little birdies and they are so fun to colours. The papers are from NitWit collections. There is also a new challenge up today over at the Shelter. We are doing the lace look and this week it's the A team who host the challenge. That's why I'm without any lace. LoL

OK, it's time to get back to the sick kids again. High fever and dizziness. How fun is that around this time of the year?

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Papertake weekly - Last Christmas --- card of the year
Digital Tuesday Challenges - Winter Wonderland
Craft Your Passion - Things with wings

tisdag 20 december 2011

A new challenge over at Bearly Mine

Good morning and welcome back to MI. :) It's time for a new challenge over at BMC today and we are doing things really easy for you at this busy time of the year. We are doing Anything Goes.


This challenge will run to 16th of January and then we'll have a little break as our lovely boss is sick and the doctors won't find out what's wrong with her. But keep your eyes our because we will be back. During this time you have a fabby easy challenge to enter.

So for my card then. I have used a lovely image from Sugar Nellie and coloured her with my Letraset family. She is paired up with the lovely designer papers called Floral Fantasy and lacey vintage dream. Flowers are from Joanna Sheen and Wild Orchid Crafts. Heart swirl is from Magnolia.
Our lovely sponsors this time!

Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digis of the winners choice.



Fred She Said - $20 Gift Certificate



Delicious Doodles - 4 Digis of the Winners choice.



The Paper Shelter - $15 Gift certificate


Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Anything goes, always
The corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything but Christmas + DT call
Glitter Geeks - Anything goes





onsdag 14 december 2011

A new challenge over at For Fun for you

This is something unusual for For Fun as we have a two weeks challenge for you this time. We think we all need a little break now when we are busy preparing for the Christmas Season. This weeks challenge is quite easy as we have the theme of Anything Christmas and we are sponsored by the Lovely Meljen this week.
The prize is four images from MelJen. Lovely isn't it?

This is the first tea light candle card I have ever made and now I have set my mind to make nine more of them this year. All the teachers at the kindergarten and some other staff that works there as well. Thought it would be nice. It's W's last year there and the teacher are wonderful. I have used one of MelJen's lovely images called Gingerbread Ornament. I was kind of naughty and cut some parts of the ginger bread man as it got to bulky for my card. I have paired the lovely men up with some great designer papers from Bearly Mine Designs. Fitted perfect to the images. Love that! They are coloured with my Letraset family and some flowers, mushrooms and snowflakes ads as decorations together with some metal corners from WOC. Ribbon from Joanna Sheen. 

This is the inside. Like you didn't see that? LoL A clean and simple box for this card with just some golden details. Now when you read this I have one of my last days at the hospital and then things goes back to normal for a while again. Then it's time to really prepare for the coming kneesurgery. Yuukki! But I'm determend to enjoy this season as much as possible. Just need to find a way to relax a bit better, to not feel so stressed out. Any ideas? LoL

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card


onsdag 7 december 2011

It's blog hop time! Woohoo!

Good morning! Hope you are doing fine and are ready for our adventure here at the Paper Shelter. A two week long blog hop starting over at the Shelter today! Yeah! We are celebrating our first birthday and hope you want to join us in our celebration. I am sorry about the crappy photos, my poor Zoe got way much more colours in the face than she really has IRL.


If you arrived here from Tracey M's blog you are right on track. If you just dropped by you might start from the beginning at the Paper Shelter blog. There you also find all the info you need for the blog hopping. Is this fun? Stunning cards are up on all the team member's blogs right as I speak. Tons of goodies to look at. All of us has used fabby images from the Paper Shelter and are showing them off to all of you! All team members has one digi up as a prize for the "best" comment on their post. You find more info about this at the Paper Shelter blog. 


For my card then I chose to use an image that I have not had the time to use before. It's a lovely summer feeling to it and suits birthdays as well.  It's called "Zoe Spring". She is coloured with my normal letraset family and paired up with some stunning papers from the paper pack called The happy couple. Just yummy papers all of them! Flowers and metal corners are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.


You have now arrived to the end of the hop, just one more stop and that will be back to the Paper Shelter blog. Don't forget to comment to be in the draw for the chance to win one of all the amazing digis available in the best digi store around! 

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you join us in our celebration!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Wild Orchid Crafts - Easel card
Paper take Weekly - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Celebrations! (Birthday card today)


It's time to Celebrate!


Hello and good morning once again! This time I'm here to tell you about our coming event over at the Paper Shelter. It has already been a year since Veronica and Pedro started their wonderful PaperShelter store. A whole year has passed and tons of wonderful images and printables and paper packs has been created by them. In February we started the challenges over at the blog and now we are preparing to celebrate big times.

So pop on over to the PaperShelter blog and find out what's coming your way!

Love n hugs
Marie, proud designer for the Paper Shelter

It's For Fun time again!

A good morning and welcome to my double Wendsday once again. As Always we have a new challenge for you over at For Fun during Wendsdays and this week is no different. Our theme is Christmas Sparkle. How easy isn't that? We are sponsored by Di's Digidown loads once again. Thanks so much for that! If I rememeber correctly the prize is a $10 voucher to spend in the store. Correct details found on the For Fun Challenge blog. Just in case I'm totally off...
So this time I have use the cutest little bear that can be found. Isn't he adorable? The image is called Snuggle Christmas. He is coloured with my Letraset Family as always. Tons of glitter on the hat and some on the coat. That's dimond dust. On the flowers from WOC I have used silver glitter stickles. My wooden star from Bunny Zoe has also gotten that treatment.  The yummy designer papers are from NitWit collections and is called Polar Pals. Some pearls in the corner I was finished with this sparkly card. I hope to see you all over at For Fun this week.

Love n hugs
Marie


Challenges for this card

tisdag 6 december 2011

It's Bearly Mine time again!

Hello people! Hope you have had a wonderful time since last. It's really good to be back again, but I am tired, really tired. Are in the middle of a rehab period at the hospital where I work out a couple of times each day. Yepp! More than once each day, no wonder that I sleep when I get back home.

Oh dear, I lost track of what I was doing here once again. Sorry, back to the challenge over at Bearly Mine Designs. This time we are doing "tis untraditional Christmas" meaning no red or greens. I cheated a tiny bit this time as there is some green in my card, but not too much I hope. LoL


The image is Warmth in the Winter by the PaperShelter. Love this image. The designer papers are from Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Swirls. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment stamp from Magnolia. Pearls from Bunny Zoe.

Our sponsors this time is these wonderful companies

 Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi sets of the Winner's Choice
 Delicious Doodles - 4 Digi's of the Winner's choice
 Teddy Bo - Teddy Bo Quintet

I do hope you join us for our Christmas adventures this two week long period.  You can never have too many Christmas cards can you?

Love n hugs
Marie