Wednesday 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.

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

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Friday 11 December 2015


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

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

Tuesday 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’.
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.
Little Claire
Crafty Sentiments Designs is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice from their online store.

Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
Sassy Studio Designs

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

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

Wednesday 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

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly -