onsdag 28 november 2012

And here we go again

Hi there! Hope you are feeling better than I am. Tummy flu is back in town and after two days with sick kids it seems like it's my turn. Anyway, I better get on with it.

We have a new challenge up for you over at the Paper Shelter with the new theme of Christmas is coming. This week, well nothing worked out like planed so I have used one of the pre coloured images for my card. It's the same that I had coloured to have on my card but it was kind of big for my card lo, so I save that one til another card. So this week it is NOT my colouring, it's Veronicas who own the Paper Shelter that has coloured it with the computer, looks brilliant I must say. Wish I can learn to do that one day.


I have used a few poinsettia dies from Magnolia, together with some swirl and leaves from them as well. A few snowflakes punched with some MS punches. A few gemstones and some liquid pearls is also put on there, the swirl has gotten a little glitter coating with diamond dust. I put a charm under the flower to balance the whole thing.


Hope you come and play with us and don't forget that you have the chance of winning $30 worth of gift certificate if you play with our brand of stamp, using another one gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
make it monday - Always anything goes

måndag 26 november 2012

A new week begins

Morning and happy new week to you all! Positive thinking here! So happy new week it is! I have made another card and in colours I normally don't use, so this was a fun great challenge. And it came from the new challenge up and running for the Crafty Cardmakers blog. You really should join us for this one. It's an inspirational photo that is our challenge this time around.

I have used the lovely Cookies for Santa for my card this time. It's from last years Christmas images from the Paper Shelter. She is coloured with my normal Letraset family in the shades of blue, green, creamy white and a dash of brown. Lovely colour combo even if I probably would have used it without the greens if it wasn't for the challenge. I took the colours and the tree as my inspiration for this card.


I got a little wild with my decorations; tons of flowers in a wild mix from Kort og godt and WOC, the lace is also from WOC, the charm is from my ever growing charm stash. A M.S punch is also used to give a lovely touch for the edge of one of the panels. Glitter is used on the flowers and all the tree decorations. After all it's a Christmas card and it needs sparkle and shine to it. Designer papers that was as made for this card is from NitWit collection called Holiday Charm.

Our sponsors this week is these two lovely companies that give away so lovely crafting prizes for two lucky winners this time. Be sure to pay them both a visit and look what they have in store for you!


$10 GIFT VOUCHER




$15 Gift Certificate to the Crop Stop Store 
And with all of this said, come on and join us for a fun challenge. You know you need those Christmas cards get going by now, here in Sweden 16th of December is the last date to get your X-mas cards delivered in time, so you better get to work!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Anything goes

fredag 23 november 2012

Friday is here again

Hello and good evening! Well maybe afternoon is the correct term still, it's only 1600 here but it's already dark. In an hour the ladies team of Sweden will play against France in a handball tournament and my kids are already by the TV waiting for it to start. I love that! And tomorrow does the World Cup for the cross-country skiers start. Life couldn't be any better. LoL But I do need to get some curtains up as well, so we'll see how much of it I get the chance to see in the end. A birthday part is coming up as well, so busy busy.


Donna over at the Bearly Mine Design has a Black Friday sale this weekend. So do pop on over to here store and find yourself some bargins. Lots of lovely stuff there. and that brings me to my card for today. My kids has asked me a long time ago to make cards for their teachers this year as well, only nine this time, and I have not started yet. One is made and this is it.


I have used designer papers from Bearly Mine Design called Winters Swirl. I love the grey papers in this set, they are stunning! And I have matched the papers with my favourite Sugar Nellie stamp called Snowflake if I remember right. She is coloured with my Letraset family in grey tones. Love the warm greys but has also used the light versions of ice grey. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the blue berry cluster is from Magnolia. I love those berries. Have gotten myself a real stash with them in different colours. LoL

The card is a book card and will get some kind of treat in it for the teacher, but I don't think I will be making nine of these. Way too much work for my hands to do all that folding.

Anyway, have a lovely weekend and "talk to you soon".

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
The Sugar bowl - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Girls only
Crafty Creations Challenge blog - Christmas is coming

tisdag 20 november 2012

More of that Christmas spirit

Hi there! Hope you had a good week so far. Myself is preparing to have the window cleaners over tomorrow so everything in the windows has to go. Thank you God for not having me clean the windows as well. LoL Can you believe that we only have about a month before we go in to the Christmas week, again? This year has really passed by so quickly, and this is the best time of the year. Don't you think?

I have a good collection of Christmas cards by now but there is still a few to make and here comes one of them. We have the theme of snowflakes over at the new challenge of the Bearly Mine Challenges. Nice and easy challenge I'm guessing. I have used a image from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet, very cute and lovely. Last year I used this image for a scrapbook page that I made about the snow we got in November and stayed to the end of March the year after. It's cute and lovely. She is coloured with my Prisma pencils for a change. Have realized that I do much better coloring with them when I don't have a lot of pain in my arms and are more relaxed.

Ok, for my card's decorations have I used some half pearls, snow flakes made with dies from Whimsy stamps and Martha Stewart punches. A ribbon is also used. My designer papers are of course from Bearly Mine Designs and are from two sets: Pastel Christmas and Winter Swirl. I do hope that you will come on over to the challenge and join us for this weeks challenge. Silver mirri board is also used for the snow flakes and that's why my photo wont really work for me.

Sponsors do we have this week as well and this time we have the lovely people from I am Roses as a sponsor and they are offering a gift voucher worht $35 to spend in their store as a price. Isn't that just wonderful?

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenges - Lots of layers
Joanna Sheen Challenges - Cold and Frosty
The Crafty Pad - Christmas

måndag 19 november 2012

Just had to join in

Hi there! Managed to get a card made to day, just for the fun of it. The challenge this week over at PFP is Moon and Stars and I have wanted to use this little cutie for quite some time now. Isn't she adorable? She is from the Paper Shelter and is called Lullaby Moon.

Of course she is coloured with my Letraset family and the designer papers are from MME. Love the colours in this pad. The card is decorated with some stars made with a Doo Hickey die from Magnolia, a ribbon bow made with ribbon from Joanna Sheen and some chrystal glitter glue from Rangers. Nice and simple, right? Fitting for a kid I hope.


Really sweet and short today. I hope you have had a good start of your week. Mine started very tired, so I have really been taking it easy today. Creating and sleeping, resting my foot that will not let go of the inflammation in it. Still working hard to change my food habits to get rid of lots of trash from my body, but I am getting a little feed up with carrots by now. LoL

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Moon and stars
Challenges 4 everybody - Always anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - For a child


onsdag 14 november 2012

A new creation

Morning people! Welcome to my 500! post. Who know that I will be at it for this long? LoL Hope you're having a good week. I'm having a so so one that seams to go up and down, with lots of pain and no pain. But really tired all the time! Oh well and worst of it all is that my internet is dropping dead on me every single day and the operator says that it's nothing wrong! So big apologizes for dropping dead here and not being able to drop by your lovely blog as I normally do. I am really try to get this fixed and each week is equally exciting if I need to go to my mum's or partners work to write up my posts.

My card is a new one for the Paper Shelter, this time I have used the ever so popular (at least by or team members over at the Shelter) Carol Singers. This image is so sweet and I really love it. Love the vintage feel to it and their sweet faces. I have coloured with my Letraset family and decorated with lots of bits and bobs.



For example flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. A tag made with a doo hickey die from Magnolia and so is the lamp post. This time the berries are from Magnolia as well. Bought a whole bunch of them the other week as I love the mix of different berries. All the colours are found in my boxes now. The lovely flower lace is from Wild Orchid as well. The designer papers are from Dove craft. A reused piece of a box is use behind the image and some really heavy gesso as snow around that part. The other snow details is made with snow tex. All edges is also heat embossed with a golden embossing powder. Do I have to say that it's ages since I used that stuff?



So please pop on over to the Paper shelter and join us for our new challenge: Easel card with Christmas theme. Quite handy I hope, to at least get one card done. As always we have a gift voucher up for grabs worth $30 if you play with "our" brand. Three digis is up for grabs if you play with another brand.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Flowers
Divas By Design - anything goes
I (heart) Promarkers - Christmas threes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything goes


måndag 12 november 2012

A new challenge up at Crafty Card Makers

Hi there! Looks like I'm having trouble with my internet connection and blogger once again. I kind of high jacked the last part of this  post from the CCM blog, but do pop on over to see what all my teamies has been up to. They have done some stunning job for this challenge. 

My card is made with one of the new wonderful Christmas stamps that the Paper Shelter has out this year. This one is called Candy skiing and is a real cutie. (Yes, this one too). He is coloured with my Letraset family and the designer papers are from Christmas Traditions from Bearly Mine Design. I have kept the card really simple but still decorated with lots of different snowflakes made with various punches from mostly Martha Stewart. Love those, can't have too many of them. In the middle I have put some card craft candy to make them less shiny. It became a little too much of a golden look. LoL


Sorry about the photo, I'll try to retake it tomorrow when the light is better.
So now I hope to see you join us over at the Crafty Card Makers this time around, punches and die cuts, could it be easier?

Love n hugs
Marie

Ps: Sorry about this strange post, but hey! It's at least up!



Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody - Always anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes

"Our challenge this time is hosted by BettyC and she would like you to use more than 1 punch or die cut. You can have a combination such as 1 punch and 1 diecut as that equals two, or two punches, two diecuts. You can use more if you wish as long as there is at least two in combination or two of either on your creation.


Please remember to check the rules and make sure you follow the criteria.
Mr. Linky is set to block anyone that doesn't link back to Crafty Cardmakers and to the actual post being entered, so if you have problems please check first that you have linked correctly.  
We are sponsored by Hobby Art with this fabulous prize of two stamp sheets



We are also sponsored by Milk Coffee Digital Stamps
with a prize of 5 Digital Stamps "




tisdag 6 november 2012

Finally back

Hello, hello hello! I am back, finally back! It feels like I have been gone forever but I have just been busy as the kids has been off school for a week. Less time to do your normal things then, and last Saturday we celebrated W. 6th birthday with relatives and close family. I have even been so busy that I forgot to make him a card! Now I have to do it afterwards as he says he needs his yearly card. LoL So typical for him! A bought one was not ok, cause mum makes them much better, he said. Guess if I got some energy back after that?

I have a new card to show and this time I have a birthday card made. My youngest son was at a birthday party a few hours before W started his, so I had to make a card for the neighbor's daugther as P said you have to have a card when you go to a party. They are well trained my boys aren't they?


This is what I came up with for Ebba. P picked out the image himself and gave me rebuff on my colouring. He wasn't happy with the colours I started with, so I re coloured Tilda wit Daisy and he was a happy kid. I coloured her with distress inks.  I paired her up with some designer papers from Bearly Mine Designs called Petunia Parade. With some black cardstock it made the whole card a little more interesting for a kid.

I also used some glitter strips from Anita's and used a good amount of silver coloured stickles. All the dies used on this card is from Doo Hickeys, Magnolia. For some more fun details I also used a pearl pen from my stash to make a few dots here and there.

And since it is Tuesday and my week to host the challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges, I better tell you all our theme for the week. We are going all in and have Anything goes this week. So I bet I will see you over at the Bearly Mine Challenges, right?

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Marvelous Magnolia Challenges - Anything goes
The Cutie Pie Challenges - Distressing (here it's made with distress ink)
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes with the option Christmas