måndag 17 juni 2013


Good afternoon everyone! Hope you're feeling fine and have a good week ahead of you. We are celebrating Midsummer Eve here in Sweden on Friday and hopefully it will be a nice day. But to be honest it almost always rain. LoL I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hope for the best. I do look forward to seeing some of my family during this day. It's the best part.

The weekend was really wet and I kind of struggled with my Bronto phobia. And for you who don't know what that is; it's unnatural fear of thunder. And no it doesn't even have to be going on at the moment. For me it's actually worse before it starts. I was a bit more successful this time with breaking given pattern in my mind but it's so much energy that goes to waste. Still I managed fairly well this time, kind of proud of myself. :)

(The browns are the same all over the card but it wouldn't show...)

Now, facing another fear of mine, steam punk cards! That is really not my style at all. But I showed you a card made very simple a few weeks back with a really cool dog from Kenny K and that's why I decided to take part in this weeks challenge over at Crafty Card Makers. At least I got to colour the dog up again. I don't have much stuff that can relate to steam punk in my stash so I kind of made my own version of it. Brass is something that I only had just a little of and reading about the steam punk and what's connected to it. Brass is a big thing, well I settle for gold, some cogwheel, metal charms, embossing and lots of brown and grey to that. I am not sure what to think about the result, but I am proud to have taken part. I hope you will go ahead and join us in this challenge as it really is a challenge, well at least for me. The doggy is coloured with my Letraset family by the way.

And this is what our challenge post of this periods challenge says in a shorter version.
"Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Julie who has chosen the theme 'Steampunk'

If you need an idea of what Steampunk is we have a definition here 

We are sponsored by
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 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud."

Have fun and come and join us for this challenge. Quite a challenge but that's what life is all about, getting challenged from time to time. And it actually is a good thing, what else could make you learn something new about yourself or life itself?

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Cards for Men - Boys will be boys
Creative Creations Challenges - For dad / masculine
Eureka Challenges - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Fathers day / Male theme
Joanna Sheen Challenges - Fathers day / male theme

7 kommentarer:

mags sa...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Sue - bearhouse sa...

Fabulous card Marie. That is such a great image, your colouring is wonderful and I love your embellishments.
Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Sue xx

Faye's Paper Passion sa...

Hi.. Gorgeous card and image. I popped by from MIM..Faye

Chrissy sa...

Fantastic masculine Steampunk card Marie...brilliant.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Cheryl sa...

Just SO adorable!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Nannieflash sa...

Hi Marie, what a grumpy looking dog, but I love the idea of him being a steampunk dog, a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Karen Petitt sa...

Hi Marie, so sorry you are struggling. I hope the storms soon pass hun. Now this is an awesome Steampunk card, yes it's not your usual style but you've got the steampunk feel and design. Really do like that dog, may have to buy a digi! Keep well hun Karen xx