onsdag 16 december 2015

Anything goes - no commenting

Morning and hello! Welcome to the final challenge of the year for the Paper Shelter challenges. We will be back again on 6th of January 2016! WoW! How fast the time passes by at the moment. When will it ever slow down again?

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We have an anything goes challenge for you to end the year. You are welcome to enter three times as long as at least one of your creation have a TPS image on it. You will not receive any comments from the team this time as this three week challenge is our Christmas break as well. You still have the chance of winning the lovely $30 gift voucher if you play with our products, three digis is up if you play with a different brand.


I have once more used the set of the Funny giraffes. This one I have used the guy in the flying machine. It's coloured with my Letraset Markers and the designer papers are a mix and match from my stash. As I have used the image as a boy card I have keep the decorations simple. I have used a few enamel dots from and some dew drops. The letter stickers is from my stash and the number "9" is from Panduro.

Also I have a winner from our special bloghop special. Thanks a lot for all the wonderful comments and all the entries for the challenge.

BLOGHOP WINNER!
My winner is Margo with this lovely comment: "I so adore this image!!! :D LOVE your rose/mauve/pinks and other touches of color and all the patterned papers and embellishments! Fantastic job!! :D"

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

fredag 11 december 2015

Snowmen

Morning and hello! Hope you're well and fine. Still struggling over on this side but hopefully it will get better soon. It's Friday and time for our new challenge over at Winter Wonderland. This week's theme is "Snowmen", so we want to see those jolly snow people on your creations this week.


This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments who are offering the winner three digis.

                                I hope to get a new photo up tomorrow, really dark here today.

As I can hardly move at the moment have I managed to get a simple card together, but it's a happy one! I have used the very bright and colourful paper pad from Dovecraft called Merry Bright I think. Very fitting and with lovely snowmen all over one of the dp's. To such jolly papers you need a jolly image and that do you find of Sassy Cherryl's. This is Snowmen Selfie, isn't it really cute? I have coloured with my pencils to colour this one in. Not that often I do that but the image is such a perfect one for thoses as you can colour how much or how little you want to. 

As decorations have I used some punched snowflakes and enamel dots from Panduro. The sentiment is perfect for this image and is from Lili of the Valley. 

Well then, back to try getting my body back to life again. But first some rest, the pills are making me fell dizzy and the world keeps spinning around. :)

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 8 december 2015

Mega Christmas Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! Hope you're doing fine and have a blast preparing for all the wonderful times in December. For true, I just love it. :) Have just managed to end up in a painful period where I am just laying in bed all day. Can hardly feel my left arm but it's getting better. However it stresses me out as there is so much to do and it's hard with one arm. Kind of think that my arm tells me to slow down a bit, so I am trying to. Does writing with one hand count as slowing down? I must be down to half speed in writing at least. LoL

Anyway, we have a month long challenge up for you over at Passion for Promarkers and the theme is set to "Let's celebrate". Anything that has to do with celebrations is fine: Christmas, New Year, Birthday etc.


I bought a very lovely image from Sassy Cherryl some time ago and it looks very much like a Nordic Santa to me and very classy and funky at the same time, so that had to be used this time. It's called Down hill Santa. It's paired up with some fabby designer papers from Maja Design's latest Christmas collection. It's just fabby and it almost hurts to cut into the papers. They are so fabby just to look at. :)

I have once again used my metal snowflakes from ROX stamps as the colours is perfect to the dp's and besides that it's hard to craft with one arm. I am kind of glad that we have a few weeks off so that I can heal for a while. I have also added some extra stamped snow flakes on the dp's with a mini stamp from Magnolia. The sentiment is from LOTV and I coloured it in with some ink.

This is from the challenge blog and covers all the prizes up for grabs.

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Letraset are generously offering one lucky winner a super bundle of goodies which includes:
2 x packs of Winsor & Newton Promarkers, 1 A4 bleedproof marker pad, 1 A4 pack of Safmat and 1 pack of transfers.
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher to spend in her store.

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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their store.

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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner 2 gorgeous digis called ‘Serenity Blossom’ and ‘Octavia Thinking’.
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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher to spend in her store.

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Little Claire Designs are offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
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Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.
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Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
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The Ribbon Girl is offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
The Ribbon Girl - £10 gift voucher

Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!
We have asked both design teams to share some inspiration with you but as it such a long challenge we will be posting the inspiration from Team 1 today and then in two week’s time we will be posting inspiration from Team 2.  So to re-cap the challenge will run until 5th January 2016 and you can enter a maximum of 3 times.  Unfortunately during the Mega Christmas challenge we will not be choosing a top 5 passionista but this will re-commence for the first challenge in 2016.


Well then, until next time. Time for me to snuggle up with one or two of my cats. The new gang is getting settle and loves to get some cuddle. And best of all the old master is enjoying his new buddies as well, at least most of the time.

Love n hugs
Marie

TTCRD - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Fun Fun Fun
A snowflakes promise - anything goes winter / christmas
Craft your passion - Anything goes

onsdag 2 december 2015

Bloghop over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! As December is here, so is the birthday of the Paper Shelter challenge blog as well. Five fun and creative years together with Veronica, Pedro and their Paper Shelter. So much fun we had and so much fun we will have. Let's hope for five more fun years!


This challenge and blog hop will be over two weeks as we are plenty of members of the team and you might not want to visit us all at once. But the more of us you visit the bigger chance you have of winning a digi or two just because you took the time to comment on each and everyones posts. You also have the chance of winning a digi on the challenge blog. And of course you can enter our challenge without taking part in our blog hop. The normal gift voucher and/or three digis playing with another brand is also up for grabs for those who only play along with the challenge. 

The theme of the challenge and blog hop is "A special birthday", so birthday cards are up for this challenge. It can be any kind of birthday but it needs to be clear that it is a birthday card. Nice and easy isn't it? There is still people having birthdays in December you know. :) 

Now, you should have visited Vannessa's wonderful blog before you ended up here. If you have gotten lost somewhere you find the complete list of the DT-team over at the challenge blog

As always the team is a smashing gang of crafters that will provide and show off a lovely selection of the wonderful images from the Paper Shelter. You really should be visiting all of the teamies this time even if it's a busy time of the year, but we all need a little relaxing moment from time to time and why not spend it blog hopping?


And my birthday card for the hop goes all in pink and red. Well and some green and grey but main colours pink and dark red. What was I thinking? Oh well, I was looking into a big pile of designer papers once again and this time these old papers from Magnolia, Sweden popped out and said us me. Strange but I had more than one from the same collection and it's a 6*6 collection. I have used the image from the Paper Shelter of course called "Happy Birthday", very fitting for the challenge right? I have a bunch of nieces and one of them have her birthday 1st of January so I always have her in mind when I make my cards for the blog hop of the Paper Shelter. Same age even if NN's birthday is a year behind. :)

I have used some swirl dies from Magnolia, flowers is a mix from WOC and I am Roses. Some lace from my stash. There is a frame that I think is from Prima, pearl hearts from WOC. Sticker number from Doodle bug. The dragonfly is from a Swedish company that is't around anymore. The green swirly things in the flower collection is also from Prima. Love that as it adds fun details depending on how you shape it. A silver glitter pen is also used and that looks a bit strange on the photo (gift to the right) but IRL it looks good and great as a little extra sparkle. 

As I am the last of in the long row of TPS-crafters you can now jump right back to the challenge blog and leave some love there and hopefully join us in our birthday challenge as well. I hope you had fun and found some great inspiration from our wonderful team. Thanks for making the Paper Shelter what it is today and we hope to keep inspire you in the future as well. 

WoW this is a long post. I could probably fit in three of my normal posts here. Take care and all the best!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - 

fredag 27 november 2015

Add some sparkle and bling

Good afternoon! So sorry that I am late with my Winter Wonderland post today. The youngest have been sick all week and that means strange sleeping habits and getting nothing done because even if the kids are sick you have to keep up with the school work. Can't end up behind if you listen to the schools around here.

I will have to retake these photos tomorrow as my camera keeps dieing on me. Probably need a new battery as it goes low straight away and now it's totally dark and it's only 16:35. On the bright side my window cleaner have been here today and I have gotten all windows clean and all around the windows are also clean. Now time for advent stars and candelights in the windows. I have a few hours before the kids and Mats gets back home as it's birthday party for the oldest and three of his friends today. How nice isn't that? They are playing laser game for a few hours and having pizza.

For my creation this week have I managed to make a few time gift tags for the gifts I am making for the school teachers this year. I will try to get a picture of it all tomorrow when there is some day light again. For now you have to settle with this





Three different tags filled with glitter and bling. In this case stickles colour: golden rod and some old gem stones from Anitas in red and white for the gingerbread tags. Santa has red for the berries as well as the the candle. The candle stamp is from Bildmålarna, the gingerbreads are from Gummiapan and the little gnoom is a snag 'em stamp from ages back. I have coloured with my pencils this week.


This week we're sponsored by Crafty Sentiments who are offering the winner three digis.

Well, short and sweet today. I am so tired and it would be good to get some curtains up in the windows before the kids and Mats gets back for the laser game again. Or at least get the flowers back in the windows.

Love n hugs
Marie




tisdag 24 november 2015

Christmas is coming

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. Can you believe that we are already in the end of November? WoW! The time really flies by quickly. I need a break of some sort. This week it's time to put up the advent stars in the windows, and the Advent candlesticks that I love so much. The window cleaner will also arrive on Friday and I can't wait for it all. My favourite time of the year.

Well then and as it's soon Christmas I have a Christmas card to show off today. Well the theme is set to "Christmas is coming" so it would be really strange if I didn't have a Christmas card wouldn't it?


I have used a part of a TPS image called Christmas Shopping. I think her face is really lovely so I wanted it to show. Unfortunately did I manage to give her a sun burn but it kind of drowns in the colours I have picked for the dp's. I think they are from Dove craft. The metal snowflake and sentiment is from ROX stamp. I have used a few gemstones as berries and some glitter glue for her ear ring. A simple design and I love the combo of red and craft. The gold details make it nice and sparkling.

Sponsoring our challenge today is Letraset. Prize up for grabs is a set of 2013's limited edition markers from fall/winter. How nice isn't that?

Well my friends. I leave you here so that you can start creating. Don't forget to use Letraset products to be able to join our challenge.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 18 november 2015

Brr! It's cold outside

Morning and hello! A very grey and rainy day here in Sweden at least for now. I keep warm in the house with a little fire and some cats that are up to some cuddling. It's Wednesday and we have a new fun challenge up for you over at The Paper Shelter. This weeks theme is a colour theme and that means we want to see creations that is blue white and silver/grey. You're allowed to use hair and skin but that's it.


I have use the image called Heavenly Christmas Carol and I find the image really sweet. A darling face to this image. She's coloured with my Letraset Markers and a silver gel pen. Snow details are made with flower soft and some thick embossing power. Snowflakes are make in silver paper with MS punch. Some corrugated card bord, lace and some more silver paper for added details. A few card candies to break up all the silver on the snow flakes. Two kind of ribbon/lace is also used. The designer papers are from 2009 and the brand is Bo Bunny. Kind of have been saving these for a long time. Love them to bits.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

As always there is a gift voucher worth $30 up if you play with a TPS image. We had a lucky winner this week winning it. Next time it might be you! Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice.

Sweet and short today. Splitting headache. Crashed into a book shelf a few weeks ago and it feels like something have been cracked, like my nose or so. Oh well, it will heal but it hurts. LoL

Take care!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Papertake Weekly - Let it snow
TTCRD - Anything goes
Simon says - Christmas
A snowflakes promise - Anything goes with winter / christmas
City crafter Challenge blog - white, blue, grey and silver
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes

fredag 13 november 2015

Christmas Candy

Morning and hello! Second time posting this week and the second week being home all day long. Well, let's say it's a good thing that I have to kids that have to get away to school every day so that I get up and get away at least twice per day. Otherwise I would spend all day long infront of the fireplace crocheting and making cards.

My dear cat Tage is still missing and his brother have not been himself since that so last Saturday we went to a cat shelter and bought two more cats. They can never replace Tage but we get a chance of giving two lovely cats a new chance. We went prepared for two kittens. The always sell them in pair, but when we left a few hours later we had an 11 year kidney sick male called Gustaf with us and a 3 year old female called Lisa. She could be our old cat Hasses twin. They look exactly the same. With three cats we still have room for Tage if he should return to us. Gosh! I miss that pretty blue face! :(

Well the reason to why you are here. My card for the Winter Wonderland challenges. This weeks theme is Christmas Candy. So anything related to that sweet stuff is what we want to see this time. Nice and easy I hope.


I have used an TPS image called An amusing Christmas sign. It's from last years Christmas images from the Paper Shelter. It was actually a lot more fun to colour than I thought and I am glad to have finally got it coloured up. I have done that with my Letraset markers and a gelly pen with siver glitter. Designer papers comes from DCWV and is from way back when I started making cards. I bought it for two papers and I still have not used those particular ones. How strange things become some times. :) For decorations have I used some enamel dots, a doily and a few snowflake brads. The sentiment is a stamp from Gummiapan that says "Merry Christmas".



Sponsoring this challenge is Crafty Ribbons. The prize is a voucher worth £10 to spend in the store. How great isn't that?

Well then, I hope to see you play along with us for this challenge as well. Can't wait to see what you will create. I will go done and start a fire once again and crochet a few more of my Christmas owls.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 10 november 2015

Autumn / fall

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my little blogging corner of the world. Hope you have a great autumn/fall so far. I enjoy every bit of it and can't wait until I can bring out the first Christmas decorations. LoL I know. A tiny bit early, but soon, sooon I can prepare for my favourite time of the year. :) But first it's time to enjoy the time of fall.

We have a lot of birthdays coming up during the fall in my family, both in the close family but also the friends of my boys are autumn boys. For this challenge I have used an LOTV image. I love the old fashion look of those stamps. Really sweet and there is a whole bunch of fabby boy's images in the collection. As the card is made for the Passion for Promarkers I have used Letraset products to colour my image.

I have used the Bo Bunny paper pad fall forever or something like that. I have used it earlier this fall, quite a few times. I love the rich colours in this pad.


I have used a bunch of Magnlia dies on the card to decorate it. There is some leaves in fall colours, some acorns, a road sign, and some ear of corn. I have used up some of my letter stickers once again. The smaller ones are from Panduro the green ones I have no clue from where they are. But I love both the colour and the shape of them.

Sassy Studio Designs
Sponsoring this challenge is Sassy Studio Designs. One lucky winner will recieve 4 images.

Ok, it's time to get busy and do something to keep busy. I wish you a wonderful day!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 4 november 2015

Layer on Layer

Morning and hello! Wednesday and my oldest kid's birthday. 9 years since life changed forever. A lovely fall day here in Kalmar. As it's mid week it's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter and this week our theme is "Layer on Layer". That means we want to see at least four layers of paper on your creation.

This time have I used a super fun image and it's also one of the oldest images from the Paper Shelter. It's called Funny Giraffes. I thought it was perfect as birthday card for a 7 year old boy. I have coloured with my Letraset markers. The designer papers are a mix from different brands. All in happy colours. The card stock is from Panduro.


As the card is for a boy and I have a hard time getting things done it's fairly simple but I have many layers at least. I have used some enamel arrows in yellow, a black "7" glitter thinker and a dynamo label saying "Congrats" in Swedish.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

As always we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with any TPS product (either image or dp's). Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three (3) digis of your choice. There is tons of fantastic images to choose from and I am sure you will find something that suits you. All the images comes with a backing paper that you can use with your new digi or with any other image. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card


lördag 31 oktober 2015

Anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Good evening and hello! This is going up a bit later than I thought. Got caught up once again, the cat have been in some kind of fight and have a wound that needed to get cleaned. Took a while to get that fixed. Let's just hope that he doesn't need any meds for it. His brother is still lost and I have begun to give up the thought of him coming home again. He is so missed by us all. :(

We have an "anything goes" over at the Winter Wonderland this week and we're sponsored by Michele R Design and that's why my card is made all in the lovely digital paper and element pack called "Falling snowflakes". I have used three of the lovely design papers as well as one of the toppers and a bow.


Some die cuts is used for the circles. All are from Spellbinders. A few flowers from WOC and I am Roses. Lots of glitter glue in silver and some on the flowers in frosted lace, The card stock is a mix of left overs, colours used is a nice teal/blue colour, a dark red one and some dark red one that matches up perfect with the red designer papers. 

We are sponsored this week by 

Who are offering a prize of a 20 Euro voucher to spend in her lovely store.

Well. later on today is it time to celebrate. The olderst kid is turning 9 during next week and we're having some guests over tomorrow. Well, about 20 of the closes family members. :) Never easy to get things to work like it should. But this time we're all getting together at the same time. Hope it will be a nice evening. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 27 oktober 2015

Spooky birthday

Morning and hello! Hope you're having a good week so far. Having some trouble with my arms and shoulders again. Have been doing some work that have not been so good for me. But now it's only three days left of my work training and then I can probably take it a little easier for a few days before I get my new orders from the employment office. I just need to find some good routines for my days when I don't have to leave home. Easier said than done.

This time over at Passion for Promarkers Eileen have set the theme of "Spooky birthday". That would be a mix of halloween and birthday. I had planned to use one of the fabby halloween images from the Paper Shelter but this time they where too detailed for me to colours so back to my little bat stamp from Bildmålarna. Isn't it cute? It's adorable in my mind. :)

So as always to be able to play with us you need to use Letraset products and my little Batman is coloured with my Letraset markers. I found some old monster papers that I got buying "Molly kits" when that store was still around here in Sweden. I am not using halloween or monsters that often so it's always a challenge to find something that fits for this time of the year. Maybe it will be a sale soon so I can buy something for next years fall and autumn challenges?


As decorations have I used some enamel dots and arrows. All the lines of the cape and the little bats are covered with a gelly glitter pen in silver. It looks lovely sparkly IRL. It looked mean on the photo so it's time to use your imagination. I wrote the sentiment with my dynamo write that belonged to my grand dad. It's really old and still works like a charm. I think it's as old as me and that means oooollllddddd. LoL

Sponsoring us this time is  Bugaboo stamps with a gift voucher worth $21 for a lucky winner to use in their store.

Ok then, sweet and short this time. I see you back here on Friday when it's time for a new dt-card. Until then...

Take care and love n hugs

Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Papertake weekly - Take your pick (halloween colours)
Everybody art Challenge - Stamp
Try it on Tuesday - Lots of layers

onsdag 21 oktober 2015

Trick or Treat

Morning and hello! My dear kitty is still missing and now I starting to lose my hope. So I am a bit sad. He is/was such a great cat with a dog's personality.

This week we have "Trick or Treat" as our theme over at the Paper Shelter. Nothing that I celebrate but I find it fun to make a "scary" card from time to time. I have used an old paper pad from Pink Paisley and the image is called "witching hour". I have also used a die from Magnolia to make the spider web in two layers, one silver, one black. A sticker of a cute spider from my stash. Lace, a charm that I have painted black, ribbon, enamle dots, some straws and orange ribbon is used to decorate. The card stock is from Panduro. The pumpkin is also from my stash.



http://www.thepapershelter.com/

As always we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with any TPS product. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three (3) digis of your choice. There is tons of fabby images to choose between and you are sure to find something that will suit you.

Oh well, I think I leave it like this for today. My mood for writing is quite low at the moment. I need some happy thoughts now. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Card crew - Ribbon
Deep Ocean Challenge - Halloween
Try it on Tuesday - Halloween
Craft Dee Bow - Anything goes with a handmade bow


lördag 17 oktober 2015

Christmas with a ribbon

Morning and hello! Having a sad time in my corner of the world. One of my beloved cats have run away and with a heart problem I no longer expect to see him back even if he "just" have been away for a week. I am heart broken. On top of that it's only two weeks left of my work training and then I don't know what to do with myself yet again.

So I am sorry that I am late with my Winter Wonderland creation this time. I am really low and not even my sweet Pink Gem image can really make me smile, even if he is a real cutie. :) The image is called Chilly with lamp.

I have coloured him with my Letraset markers and paired him up with some Dovecraft designer papers from a few years back. He really is a joy to colour and very easy to get a good result with. I have used a glitter pen and a white gelly pen as well to give so really white on the swirly things and the glitter pen on the snowflakes and candle light. Some flower soft is also used to give it a snow effect.

Ribbon is from Dovecraft too I think. I have also used a snowflake charm, flowers from WOC, some silver pearls from Bunny Zoes, feather from Panduro, some silver string, punched out snow flake with a MS punch. Christmas sentiment from You Do.


The prize is 2 digi images of the winners choice.

Well, I think I leave it with this today. Sorry once again that I am so late posting. I just want to cry and can't focus on anything. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Two by two (two ribbons)


tisdag 13 oktober 2015

Doodling

Morning and hello! Fall is here for really and I enjoy every minute of it. Feeling a little bit better now after a week with the shots in the shoulder so I feel I can breath for a little while again. ;) Now the hard part is not to over do things.

This week are we "doodling" over at Passion for Promarkers. Such fun and easy theme don't you think? The only thing you need to think about is to use your Letraset Markers of any kind on your project. Nice and easy as we all love our markers, don't we?


Well, I don't know what happend to my photo this time. It's a compleatly dead picture. The "Super X" image from Magnolia is this week coloured with my Aquamarkers from Letraset. From time to time I bring them out and wonder why I don't do it more often? The back ground is also from Magnolia. I am kind of proud of how that turned out. What you don't see here is that the image is actually poping out from the back ground. He is layered there layers on heavy aquarell paper. The toodstools (from Bildmålarna) are also layered up in two layers each.

The designer papers are Echo Park and is called "That's my boy". I have kept it fairly simple yet again, but used quite a few layers on this card. I have used a spellbinder die for the zig zag layers and the doodling is made with a white jellypen. The letter stickers are from Doodle bug I think. It says "Congrats Emil" in Swedish. It's party time for all of the kids all the time at the moment.

Our generous sponsor this week is Polkadoodles who are offering one lucky winner a prize of 2 gorgeous digis from their Serenity range (‘Fairy kisses’ and ‘Stardust’).

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Polkadoodles - Serenity - fairy kisses           Polkadoodles - Serenity - stardust

Well! That's all for today. See you back here at the end of the week when it's time for a new challenge over at the Winter Wonderland.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Papertake weekly - two by two (two desiger papers, two Magolia images)

DT call over at the Winter Wonderland

DT CALL over at the Winter Wonderland

This is up over at the Winter wonderland challengeblog. I hope you take a chance of joining this fabby team.

"Would you like to be more prepared at Christmas?

Do you love making Christmas cards/projects?

Would you like to join an easy going, fun loving, friendly Design Team?

If the answer is yes to the above questions then you could be just the person we are looking for.

We are looking for new DT members and we are therefore inviting applications.

You do not need to have previous experience of DT membership, just be enthusiastic and a regular blogger.  We have two teams so you will need to be able to make a card/project once a fortnight.  We take it in turns to host the challenges and choose the winners.  You will also be expected to comment on one number in every ten.

If this sounds like the challenge for you then please link to your blog below. 


Closing date for applications is 8.00 pm on 24th October 2015.


Thanks for looking and good luck to all those who enter."

Thanks for looking I hope you'll join us for this fun. 

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 7 oktober 2015

Xtra Vaganza

Morning and hello!
I am back with a little creation for the Paper Shelter challenges. This weeks theme is set to "Xtra vaganza". That means we want to see extra everything when it comes to decorations. Nice and easy I hope.

I have use the fabby image Enchanted breakfast and you find it here. She's coloured with letraset markers and matched up with some dps in lovely pastel colours. Sorry but I don't remember the name of the pad. It's kind of old. :)


Well, had a fabby day of autumn when taking this photo. Got a little bright. :) Well, well... Lots of layers are added to the creation and it was quite long time since I made a easel card so this was really fun, but I hate taking pictures of them. :) I have used flowers from Magnolia, and Wild orchid crafts and metal corners. Charm of hello kitty, gemstone brads from Panduro, pearl hearts from WOC, ribbon of three different kinds from Joanna Sheen and WOC. Spellbinder die to frame the image and the name of the birthday girl. Some pearls from my stash. I also used some gesso on my metal corners.

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As always we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with any TPS product. Playing with another brand give you the chance to win 3 digis of your choice.

Anyway, I got some shots in my shoulder the other day and now it's hurting like h---. I have to keep it short once again. I just hope that they will help. At the moment it feels like I when a part of you have been still for long and you don't feel it. Then you start to move and the blood goes into the part of the body again and it hurts for a while. That feeling but lasting the whole day...

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes

fredag 2 oktober 2015

Pppppick up a penguin

Morning and hello! What a glorious weather we're having at the moment. Cold nights warm days and wonderful air to that. Sun is shining and it's lovely. It's still so warm outside that the trees are just about to change colours, but still a few more days they keep their green clothes on. On Saturday the final game outdoor of the soccer season takes place and then we can start enjoying the time of fall for real. The most wonderful time of the year.

Over at the Winter Wonderland we want to see penguins on your creations. How fun isn't that? I have had my card ready for weeks actually and really enjoyed doing this card. I'm affraid that I once again have forgotten from where I have gotten my wonderful image, if it pops into mind I write it down here. :)

The little cutie is coloured with Letraset Markers and some glitter glue in yellow from Rangers. I have used some of my much treasured Bildmålarna Winter collection paper pad to match the cute penguin up.


Some red card stock picks up the red in the hat of the penguin and I used some of the left overs from the border die to decorate with it. The die is from Whiff of Joy. The ribbon is from Dove craft and the silver web I don't now from where. Flowers from WOC and I am Roses. Charm from Rox stamps I think, or maybe Bildmålarna. The bells are from WOC and as a back drop I have used a big silver snowflake.



Sponsoring this challenge is  Crafts U love and the prize up for grabs is a gift voucher worth £10. How nice isn't that? I wouldn't mind at all. :)

Thanks for visiting!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - Anything winter/christmas



tisdag 29 september 2015

Patch work

Morning and hello! The cold days are back in the house and I don't mean it as Brr- it's cold outside. I mean the illnesses. It's so fun to feel fairly much ok, still in tons of pain but ok. If I keep the computer time to a minimum it works fairly good and I can deal with my life ok. It works as I know that I will have better days.

It's time for a new challenge over at PFP today and the theme is set to "Patchwork". I was lucky to have a fitting image already coloured up that I can use for this creation. Told you my hands/arms/shoulders are only working partly when they feel like it. :) I had a tiny bit of a struggle with the theme but I think I made it harder than it has to be.


I am sorry but I don't remember from where I have gotten the image but it's cute as a button isn't it? I have used a paper pad in rich warm colours to match the image. It's from Dove craft I think and it's called sugar and spice. Lots of die cutting and doodling to make some stiches for the patches. I also used a net to give a little more interest to the card. As well as a few buttons to add to the sewing theme that this ended up to be, at least in a way. The sentiment says "Thanks" in Swedish.

Sponsoring this challenge is Little Claire Designs with this lovely prize. 

                                                         Little Claire Designs - 'Quirky Quilts' paper pack

Ok, short and sweet today. I hope to see you over at the PFP blog and come play with us. It's great fun to be challenged like this from time to time. And all you have to do really is to patch a few pieces together and you should be fine. :)

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Die cutting divas - anything goes
Craft your passion -Anything goes

onsdag 23 september 2015

Birthday with sentiment

Morning and hello! Hope everything is fine with you all. Here it's painful but cheerful. Yes I know, that really doesn't mix too well. But the fall is here and I love this time of the year. I go into depression when summer arrives but my brother got the blues now when fall is coming. I so love the air around this time of the year. It's pure oxygen. The best and with that should the energy come back. In two weeks I'll get some shots in my shoulders hopefully and I might be back a tiny bit like normal. Lets hope so.

 This time we're coming to an end on our term of our TPS gang and a few designers have their last challenge this week so do pay them a visit. That means two empty spots on my B-team. Anyone fancy designing for the Paper Shelter, send me an e-mail. You find the address somewhere here on on the blog. :) I will not have it posted in the post.

For my card this week have I been using the cutest little image called Autumn joy. Super cute old fashion image. As I said earlier I do love my fabby tastic autumns and that means this image is too cute not to use. I know I end up with a card, the third in a row with the same paper pad and colour scheme but so it may  be.


I have used a bunch of dies from Magnolia DooHickey to decorate together with some dew drops and pearls. The letter stickers are from Panduro.

The theme this week is Birthday card with a sentiment, so please don't forget to use that birthday sentiement on your card, otherwise you will not be in the prize draw.

Challenge prize badge

And as always when the Paper shelter is involved we have a gift vocher up for grabs if you play with our brand. It's worth $30, playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice.

Ok my friends. I hope you like my little creation and that you will join us in the fun over at the Paper Shelter. Remember that you don't have to use a TPS image to play with us, at least not your two first creations each week. Joining three times needs at least one creation with a TPS product.

Love n hugs
Marie

Ps: Sorry for getting the photo up so late, something has been wrong and still is with the internet. I closes down all the time.

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

fredag 18 september 2015

A fairy Christmas

Morning and hello! Hope you're all doing ok, me in a bad headache again, feeling really crappy. Oh well, hopefully it will pass someday. I might think it has something to do with my meds...

It's time for a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland today and the theme is set to "A fairy Christmas". That means we want to see some fabby Christmas fairies on your creations this week.


I have used an oldie from Sugar Nellie but I don't remember the name of it. I have coloured with my distress markers for a change and guess if I am glad I had this done in time. One of my cats was in a really bad mood yesterday and managed to get a claw in one of my fingers. Under the nail, guess who's writing with one hand today?

The designer paper is from Panduro, a few years back. I like the aquarell look to them. I have used a few dies, both basic die cut shapes and little shaped birdies to go with that and some hearts. Gemstones, flowers, glitter glue, feather, glas beads etc is used to decorate the card. Hope you like it.




Sponsoring this challenge is who are offering the winner a $20 voucher.

I hope you will come and play with us during this fun challenge.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card