onsdag 26 oktober 2016

Pearls and/or gemstones

Morning and hello everyone! Hope you're doing ok or at least better than I am at the moment. It's Midweek again and time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. This time we're going with the theme of pearls and/or gemstones. It should be nice and easy for us all, right?

I have used the image called coffee break II and you find it here. I was really pleased with how the colouring turned out on this image but then I kind of ruined it with my bold flowers. But no energy to redoing so it have to do for this time. She is coloured with my letraset markers.


Once again have I used my Maja Design paper pads. This is a mix of vintage summer and a christmas pad. I have cut quite a bit of layers for the card and used a Magnolia Doo Hickey border die at the bottom of the card. Some mixed flowers that I dipped into some gesso and glitter from my stash. Coffee coloured pearls are added as decorations here and there and so are a few metal flowers that I found in my stash. A few sentiment / postal stamps from my stash is also used to add some more happening on the card, and the sentiment says "enjoy the day" in Swedish. What better way to do that than a big coffee cup and a tablet or book to read?

Well, time for some rest again. I do hope that you will join our nice and easy challenge this week and maybe give the teamies so love as they work really hard to get things done and show you some inspiration!

Totally forgot the normal info about the gift voucher worth $30 if you play with a TPS image and 3 digis from the TPS store if you are playing with another brand.

Take care and enjoy some crafting time!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty girls corner - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes

fredag 21 oktober 2016

Frosty or well wrapped up

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge again over at the Winter Wonderland. This time is it my Frosty challenge that will take place. Either a snowman or cold colours like blue, white and silver and then there is another theme as well: Well Wrapped up. An image with lots of clothes or maybe a well wrapped gift who am I to know. :) The challenge is yours!

I have used one of my favourite Magnolia stamps. If I was just to keep one this is probably it. I have used it every year since I bought it and will probably for many more years, even if it's only once per year. I have coloured him with my distress inks for a change and for once I did not have to do it more than once. I was clever enough to walk away from it and let it dry before going forward with close by areas. Well done to me! LoL



The dp's are from Bo Bunny and have been stashed way for a little while, ok then some years. I love these papers and I only have two of them left. They are a bit glitter embossed and wonderful in their colours. I bring them out from time to time when I need inspiration. Strange how a couple of snowy dp's can do that to you.

Sponsoring this challenge is Bugaboo and Marianne Design. The prizes are the following Such nice offerings here isn't it?


Who are offering a special prize to the winner

and by
Bugaboo Stamps who have a prize of 7 images for the winner.


I wouldn't mind winning one of them myself. I wish you luck with the challenge. And as you might have noticed our challenges are now two weeks long and with double themes. You have twice as long to enter and twice as many challenges in one. 

Well, time for me to call the vet and then maybe some crafting and work with the photo albums. I am so pleased that I have been able to keep up with the photos this year. Being sleepless isn't always a bad thing. A photo here and there once or twice per week and you get there. LoL

Take care and enjoy your weekend. Take some time to do some crafting and feel happy about it!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 18 oktober 2016

New challenge over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at PFP, this time is all about the lovely colours of the fall / autumn. I love this time of the year when the nature explodes in stunning warm rich colours. It's just fantastic. Where I live we are at the moment at the yellow stage when everything start to change from green to yellow and pretty soon will all the rich red and oranges come along as well. And that is what our challenge is all about today. The theme is called "All things bright and beautiful-colours of fall/autumn.

I have been digging in my way too big stash of unused stamps again. Was quite a while since I did that to be honest. There is hundreds of them, that that's only from Magnolia I'm affraid. Well, a few got used this time. The fun elk or moose or what you call it. This time around here in Sweden is it hunting time for these animals, it's special times depending on where you live in Sweden. As well as it gets darker outside they are also quite a big reason for car accidents around here. We have a lot of forrest in this part of the country and this year little water and they come up on the roads more often. However I can't remember when I saw one in the wild, but they are there. They are really big, but also really majestic animals and they are quite a sight when they come moving in their natural habit.


Mine however is more to the cuter look I think, and I really should have used this image way before. But I tend to spend quite a lot of time watching my stamps instead of using them. LoL Well, -3 today in the unused stamp box, Magnolia. Of cours Mr Moose is coloured with Letrasetmarkers of different kind and the dps are from Bo Bunny. I dig those out once or twice per year but now I need to buy a new pad, really soon. It's running low. I have cute around both the leaves and acorns and used those as decorations. I have also used some gold glitter cardstock to add some extra details to the card.



This week are we have Letraset sponsoring us with this fabby prize - it is a Winsor & Newton 12 set of brushmarkers (set 1) which also includes a free blender pen.  Of course you need to use your Letraset Markers to have a chance of winning the prize. I think I am going to rename myself for a while and make sure these ends up in my mail box. Really would like to try them out, to see if they have become better. Well, it's up to some one of you that wins this great prize to find out. Luck you!

Well, have a fabby week and don't forget to do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 12 oktober 2016

Food or drink

Morning and hello! Almost in time today. :) It's so dark here today that it was hard to get a photo that wasn't totally washed out. But hey, at least something that I can show. I might have to retake it later if I find the energy that seems to have taken vacation with the fellow viking on my card today.

We have a new theme over at the Paper Shelter today and that is Food and/or drink and on the challenge blog you find many different way to deal with this theme. Everything from baking to ginger bread houses and berries and fruits.

I have used another one of the oldies called Viking vacation just because I really enjoy colouring these types of images. They make me smile. Have I ever mentioned that I love comic books? Well I do, and read both comic books and the real deal as well. Sometimes you really need to clear your head and why not with happy colours and silly jokes?


Ok, side tracked again. How easy that happens! My friend here, Mr Viking is coloured with some letraset markers /Winsor Newton. Fussy cut him and paired him up with tons of dies that have been collected over the years. There is dies from Magnolia, Lawn Fawn and the little ducklings from Memory box I think. It doesn't really show on the photo but there is some foam dots used here and there to raise some details of the card. And except all the die cutting I have only used some sugar dots as decoration together with the sentiment stamp from LOTV.

Ok then, this is all from me for today. I wish you a wonderful day and I do hope you come and play with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.

Take care and enjoy some crafting time!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 4 oktober 2016

Add some texture

Morning or rather good afternoon as I am a bit late getting the post up today. I have been to the doctor with my youngest and got an apointment on really short notice. He have problems with itching on his scalp. We will be sent to an expert and that feels great even if it means even more doctors visits.

Ok then, my card for this week. I have made a card using some embossed acetate for snow effect and a cute All dressed up image that you will see here soon again. Don't ask... but I kind of used the wrong image for this challenge. Of course it's coloured with my Letraset markers and fussy cut is it as well. For once have I not used any designer papers but I got tons of wonderful dark blue card stock the other day. Totally adore this colour. I also used up the last of my beloved flower soft snow, all out of that now. :(


The first photo you see here is my first version of the card. I didn't like how the sentiment turned out so I have remade it today. I will get a photo up of that as well, but it is the same card. I have also used a tiny snowflake charm and a sign die from Magnolia to point the way to North Pole maybe, and some edge dies from Spellbinders and Gummiapan. Some snow tex is also used. And I have tons of glitter mixed into the snow as well, not showing very well here.

Dies to Die For logo
Sponsoring this week's challenge is  with a gift voucher worth £15- Thank you so much for that. I kind of want to join the challenge myself. :)

Don't forget to use your Letraset Markers and join in our fun challenge!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Always anything goes