fredag 26 maj 2017

Hats and/or scarfs

Morning and hello! Back again with a little creation of mine. It's time for a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland and this week we want to see your hats and/or scarfs on your creation. It should be nice and easy to find an image that fits the theme.

Helen Niles foto.

Our sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter Digistamps and the prize is one digi for one lucky winner. Sasayaki Glitter Digistamps does also have a challenge blog that you find here.

For my card have I used the image Happy Winter which you find here. A sweet and happy girl well wrapped up in her hat and scarf. I've coloured with my Letraset/Winsor & Newton markers and some glitter pens from Sakura. Also is a white gel pen used here.


My designer papers comes from Maja Design and from the collection A gift from the heart. The antique gold charm and snowflake are from PY Hobby. The tree dies are from Magnolia and well covered up border die from Joanna Sheen. Flowers from my stash and then are covered in some glitter. I used some gesso on my trees, maybe a tiny bit too much, but it is winter. LoL

Well, I hope to see you play along with us and you can add your card to our challenge right here.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Always anything goes

tisdag 23 maj 2017

Make it manly

Morning and hello! Long time no seen. I have been busy with life and have not had much energy for creating. I am working again, for real with a pay check. It has been a long journey but now it has come to an end. I have reached my goal and is really proud of myself. It would have been so easy to give up. But that is not my road to take.

Anyway, in some bright sun shine have I finally managed to make a card with an image from the Paper Shetler. It's called physical and sprititual strength. A very fitting name for the image. All my three brothers are and are former matrial art athlets. Two of them in the national team, the third stared to play tennis instead. My olderst brother, 40 + actually managed to win a bronze medal in Portugal during the winter. A bronze in the open champion ships of BJJ. Quite cool as he never had that succes when he was younger. My youngest brother was a real super start when it came to jiu-jitsu with one silver and one bronze in the world champion ships and a victroy in European challenge cup which is a big tournament like the world champs. Now is my nephew and nieces following in their dad's foot step. One is in the national junior team at the moment.



Ok, got a bit side tracked here. LoL Of course I have coloured with Winsor & Newton / Letraset markers. That is something you have to do as well if you want to chance of the prize this week. The image is paired up with some simple storie and Echo park dp's. The real deal this time, not the digital versions. I used some puffy stickers to decorate and my beloved Panduro Foam letters to say congrats.

Sponsor of the week

Denise Morgans foto.


Di's Digistamps with a gift voucher worth $12. Thank you for that!

Well that is all from me for today. I hope you have a good day and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 9 maj 2017

Anniversary challenge - Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! This week is the anniversary of the Challenge blog Passion for Promarkers. Happy Birthday! Some very well spent few years with tons of fun and lovely challenges. So this time are we celebrating with a lovely challenge for you all. We are playing bingo! There is only one thing you need to think about and that is to use Letraset Markers, now know as Winsor and Newton.

And here comes the bingo board

Denise Morgans foto.

We have a whole bunch of sponsors for this challenge and here they are

Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a prize of $21.00 voucher

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DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher

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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
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Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice

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Alicia Bel is offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher

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Petal Lu is offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher

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For my card have I used a TPS image that I had tons of fun colouring. I have used "punches and dies, bling and birthday" or "square card, bling and text" or "punches and dies, text and black & white". I love the shading of grey. Lots of fun to colour that way, but there isn't as many shades of grey left now when the Tria markers isn't around any more. That is sad as it hard to get those fine colour changes without more options. Please bring them back!


I have use a paper pad with only black and white dp's which is really nice. I just wish I had bought it as a 6 * 6 instead. Pearls, paper flowers, gem stones and a charm work as decorations. A punch for the border and a die cut flower is also used.

It would be great fun if you played along with us and help us celebrate our birthday. Tons of prizes to be won as well. Come on and join the fun.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 3 maj 2017

Flowers

Morning and hello! I am having a blooming week this week. Two challenges in a row with flowers as their main theme, and both of them are set by me. Wonder what I was thinking doing that? Oh well it is spring and the flowers are really blooming at this very moment so I am not that off, am I?

Todays card is for the Paper Shelter and as mentioned the theme is Flowers. That means that we want to see some flowers on your creation. Either on the image, on the dp's or even some lovely paper flowers or what ever they might be made from...

I have used the very adorable garden gnom with the name of "Having a good time!". Isn't he adorable? I think he looks very relaxed and happy with his day. He has probably worked hard for his rest, don't you think? I have coloured him with a mix of Letraset markers and copics. I have a few of the last ones as well and I thought I give them another try. I needed some new colours to jazz things up a bit. Really pleased with his flower shorts.


The designer papers are from Echo park once again. Filled with happy colours and a pleasure to use. Once again they are digital and I think they are from Celebrate spring. I print a few at the same time and never write down what they are. Maybe I should? :)


As always playing with us over at the Paper Shelter you are free to use any brand of image or none if that's how you like it. Then you have a chance of winning three digis of your choice. Playing with a TPS image gives you a chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30. How nice isn't that and you get quite a few images from that price. That means tons of fun!

Ok then, time for me to sign off for today. I wish you a lovely week and hope to see you soon again.

Take care and do something that makes YOU happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 2 maj 2017

Make it bloom

Morning and hello! I am back again, this time with a creation for Passion for Promarkers. For once it's a lovely day with sun shine but the wind is still cold. Yesterday I did some colouring and some painting as well. Redoing the stairway, from some kind of peach to black. It will look smashing when I am done with it. At least I hope so and together with some colourful wall paper it will be great.

Denise Morgans foto.

Anyway, sponsoring us this week is the Paper Shelter and the price up for grabs is a voucher worth $10. You will get a few images for that and it's all hight quality images and all comes with a backing paper as well.

And now to my card. I have used the image called Adorable Dutch girl. I probably should have gone with white blue and red but the cards is mine and I was in more vintage feel this time. :) She is coloured with letraset markers and some glitter pens from sakura. It probably doesn't show much on my photo but it's there.


I have used some of my Maja Design papers. It's time to use up some of the old stuff laying around. It is getting really crowded in my crafting room and I need to use some of that stuff up now. Wonder how it always become more in that room even if you keep making stuff? Hmmm a little helper maybe? The dp's are from Coffee in the arbour or something like that and I have used some vanilla card stock as matting for all the panels. Butterfly charm is from PY hobby, paper butterflies made with a Martha Stewart punch and the flowers are mostly from WOC. A piece of lace and some pearls from my stash as well.

This is all from me for today. Take care and do what makes YOU happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Always fun challenges - Flowers
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Pearls and or gems
Make my Monday - May flowers
Addicted to stamps - Flowers and butterflies
Glitter and sparkle challenges -  Flower power

fredag 28 april 2017

Sparkle or bling

Morning and hello! Hope you had a good week and are ready for the weekend? Here it's cold and freezing while I write this. Rain, heavy winds and snow from time to time. Well, spring weather. LoL

Today is it time for a new Christmas card from me and that means a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland as well. The theme set for these two weeks are: sparkle or bling or maybe a little bit of both.

I have used an image from our sponsor and it's called Mr and Mrs Snow. I won the image a while back but have not been able or had the time to use it before now. But here we go. It's coloured with my Letraset Markers and then some stickles from Rangers on top of that.


I have also used some gold card stock with a matte finish in gold to back the card. I have also used some Kraft card stock for that. The circle dies are from Gummiapan. The dp's are digitals from Echo Park, winter something something I think. The red foam letters comes from Sirap i Paris store. And the doily is bought at PY Hobby if I remember right. I cut it in half and spread it out a bit. Well, I think that's about it about this creation. I feel a bit more stressed out when it comes to my crafting at the moment as I am busy with work and soccer for the kids five or six days when it's at it's worst. But the season is short two intense months during spring and then the same again during fall. I will find some new routines to make it all work again. I have before and will again. Well my friends. Take care and do what makes you happy

Helen Niles foto.
Crafty Sentiment which is sponsoring us have this say about their company by the way:
“Crafty Sentiments Designs was started back in 2009 by myself, Suzette, the owner. My artist and I bring you cute, whimsical and fun characters, to create unique and excigint hand made gifts and projects. We also carry our own brand of exclusive rubber stamps, digital stamps, cutting dies, sentiments and CD roms that are perfect for all your scrapbooking and card making needs. There is always something new each month as we release new images monthly. Crafty Sentiments Designs is also now hosting live shows on Hochanda a UK based craft channel”

 Well my friends. Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 19 april 2017

Sentimental

Morning and hello! It's already Wednesday, can you believe it? How fast wasn't that long weekend over? Well, I spent it in bed with a heavy, mean cold. I can still not hear and it will probably be this way for a few more weeks. It's like getting water in your ear and it won't let go. Not even my hearing aid helps when it is like this. Living in my own little bubble.

We have a new challenge up for you today over at the Paper Shelter. It's called sentimental and that means that we want to see a sentiment of some kind on your creation. I have started my card, but have not had the chance to finish it yet. So you have to wait until later today to see it. However, I have used Fun and Sun and in it's precoloured version. I love the colours in that. Maybe a little optimistic to use a summer image when we had snow yesterday, but you can always dream.


I have paired up the image with some dp's from Echo Park but I don't remember the name of the pack. It's digital so I should have no trouble finding it. But I am probably so tired by now that I just can't see it. It might be from the collection Park Bench. The colour fitted the ones I have on my desk. :) The foam letters are as usually from Panduro. A few home made enameldots as well as a die cut sun from Lawn fawn finish it all off.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 18 april 2017

Going dotty!

Morning and hello! I am back again, finally with a new creation. I am back at work training and have not settle with my new routines yet. On top of that it's mid April and that means that the outdoor soccer season is on the go how to speak. Last weekend was the first tournament outdoor for the year and next weekend will the series start for the olderst. A few more weeks before the younger one start his series with a tournament the day before. It will be interesting to see how that will go. You are always totally beaten of tiredness a day after a tournament even if you don't play yourself.

Todays card then. The theme over at Passion for Promarkers is set by Lisa and this week we're "going dotty". I went back to my digital Echo Park papers as I love the happy colours in their collections. They just make me smile and the best part is that I can use only what I want, over and over again. So tons of happy colours. I think you will see more of these designs in the coming weeks. I believe that I have mixed the dp's from Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Easer 1 and 2. The image is from Teddy Bo and Company. Isn't they the cutest? It will take me some time how to learn to colour these bears again but it was nice as a change and inspiration. I love the look of the little turtle as well. He or she looks so very smart!

I am sorry about the bad picture. 
It doesn't matter what I do the shading which looks nice IRL is horrible here. 

I have used a few favourite die cuts on this card as well, from Lawn Fawn. I call them the weather set, but it's not the real name for them. A few home made enamel dots is also used to be extra dotty.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring us this week is the Digi Stamp Boutique 
The prize up is a gift voucher worth £10

Well crafty friends this is all from me for today. I will be back tomorrow with a new creation for you to enjoy and maybe a new challenge for you to take part in.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 5 april 2017

Make it digital

Morning and hello! Midweek again. I can't believe how fast the time is going. Already first week of April and the soccer season starts on Saturday, the outdoor part that is. But first a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter. This week are we making it easy for you all. We're going digital. That means that you can use a digital image or digital designer paper, but only a computer generated happy birthday won't cut the deal. It shouldn't be that hard anyway.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

As always we have a gift voucher up worth $30 when you play with the Paper Shelter brand. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice.

For my card this week have I used the fun and charming Venus Flytrap. It could be my dad sorting out what should stay or what should go. In his mind he is a great gardener, but when it comes to practise. Well, that's a whole other thing. LoL


I have coloured with my Letraset Markers and used Echo Parks digital versions of Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter. I love Echo Park's wonderful dp's. They never fail to make me smile with it wonderful happy colours. As decorations have I used a Martha Stewart punch and a gingham ribbon under the punched edge. Under the image is a sentiment added with my foam letters from Panduro. Yes I know, once again. But they are the best. Size and design is pleasing to my eye.

I hope that you will join us in this fun and simple challenge. You don't even have to use a Paper Shelter image on your creation. Any image goes but if you want to enter more than three times one has to have a TPS image on it.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 4 april 2017

Something metal

Morning and hello! Can you believe that we have already come to April in the calendar? How fast isn't time passing by? It's the first spring week and on Saturday is the first soccer tournament outdoors for the kids. Totally nuts! Let me tell you, I will have my winter jacket on as it is always super windy and cold when this tournament is played. Freezing! It's quite close to the see so the water makes it colder than it really is but cold it is. LoL

Well, even if it feels cold was I in the mood for some spring colours and have coloured up my Little winged friend from Bildmålarna in some lovely teal and pink and taken on some spring colours from the First Edition paper pack spring time or something like that.


Hmm, maybe I should tell you about the theme as well. Theme of the week is set by Julie and it's "Something metal". So what ever you can think of made of metal goes here. Charms, brads etc. I probably have charms lasting me a lifetime so I dug this cutie out and added it one of my flower clusters. Yes, I know I have used a ton of flowers and I need to use less but hey in the spring it's tons of flowers isn't it. Some pearls and pearl heats is also used to decorate the card. I think that the sentiment is from Bildmålarna as well. Butterflies are made with a punch from Martha Stewart.

Denise Morgans foto.

As always when we have a challenge for you over at PFP you need to use your Promarkers or their cousins if you still have them, the trias. That is to have a chance to win our prize for the week. And this week is three digis from Crafty Sentiments. How nice isn't that?

Well the the folks, lets go out in the spring weather warm or cold...

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Spring into spring
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes

fredag 31 mars 2017

Christmas birds or animals

Good morning and hello! It's finally time for a new challenge over at the Winter Wonderland. This time do we want to see your christmas cars with animals or birds on them. It shouldn't be that hard so start creating!
Sponsoring us this time is Kitty Bee Design

The prize this week is one digi of winners choice


“Aloha! My name is Ruth, and I’m the owner/illustrator of Kitty Bee Designs, out of beautiful Hawaii. After a long day of staring at numbers, doodling at night was my way of relaxing. I have always been a "card maker at heart, and a "paper hoarder," but could never find that "perfect" rubber stamp design. Kitty Bee Designs was created to fill the need for simple and whimsical stamp designs. These stamps were specifically made to bring a smile to the creator and receiver of these cute stamp designs. I hope you enjoy them as much as we (the lovely design team) do here at Kitty Bee Designs.

We offer our all our images in digital format, and some even make it to limited-run clear stamps!! You can find our images in our Etsy Store and wonderful inspiration + super fun challenges on our blog!! Come swing by and say hello!!!”

There is some lovely images in the store so if you haven't payed them a visit please do.

For my card have I used the sweet little Santa Kal-Bee and as I really didn't know how to use just one little cow, I made a little row of them. They are social cows, are they not? You very seldom see just one of them, right? I coloured them with my markers from Letraset nowdays Winsor & Newton.


I used some left overs from my Magnolia designer papers that is so hard to match up with others because of the look of the paper they are printed on with some nice structure but no one else has it and it looks kind of messy with the normal dp's. But here I could use it all alone. 😊 I have also used some gold foil card stock to match up the bells. To add some interest to the card have I cut the muzzles of the cows and added extra foamdots below. They also hold the bells in place.

The sentiment is die cut with a die from Lawn Fawn. Three layers of black cardstock and one with gold. Maybe I should have added a few notes as well but that will be for next time I guess.

I hope that you will come and join us over at the Winter Wonderland and get a card or two done for Christmas. It's here sooner than you think.

Anyway, take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 22 mars 2017

Birthday girl

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter this morning. Our theme is nice and easy. We are making cards for birthday girls. We had some trouble with power breaks in the house yesterday so I have not be able to take any photos of my card just yet, but as soon as I get home tomorrow I will have it up for you all.

In the meanwhile you'll have to read all about it. 😉 I have used the updated version of Cool Lolly which you find here. I love the style of this image and it's an image that makes me happy when I see it so I thought it is fitting for a birthday card. I have coloured with my Letraset markers and trias as well... Wonder how long those will last?


The designer papers are from Glitz, but I don't remember the name of the pad. I love the pastels in their paper pads. Really nice ones and paired up great with some black from time to time. The design is simple yet again as I am away during the days and have not really gotten used to that just yet. Slowly I get there. Back to the card... I have used my favourite foam letters from Panduro to spell out congratulation in Swedish and have just added a few ballons made with a Marianne die as decoration. Nice and simple and not too heavy so as cheep as it can be to send in the mail.

 Well, this is all for now. I wish you a wonderful day!

Have fun and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Come and get it challenges - anything goes
Glitter and sparkle challenges - anything goes
Corrosive challenges - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes


tisdag 21 mars 2017

Girl power

Morning and hello! Tuesday again and a new challenge up over at Passion for Promarkers. This week's theme is set to "Girl Power" and it will be a great pleasure to see what you create for this challenge. As always when taking part in our challenges over at PFP you will need to use your promarkers to colour or their old cousins, the trias.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is A day for daisies offering a gift voucher worth $12. So hurry up and create some fabby card or what ever your passion is about and you have the chance of winning this lovley prize.

As I was way ahead creating my card have I used and old image that I love beacuse it is very much the 50ths for me, and also very much my granny. Not that she looked anything like this. She was tiny and more of the round shaped... But she did rule! Gosh! I really miss her!


So coloring done with my markers, mostly trias as I like the nibs better on those markers and I wish they was on the market again as well as the fabby colouring paper that Letraset had even if it was expensive. Lots of missing today... Oh well, I don't remember what the image is called but it's from Kenny K's. I fussy cut this image and had it printed quite large acually. The card Is about 15 cm square and the image is almost full sized to that.

I used some of my fave dp from Magnolia, Sweden. I love this chess paper. Goes so well with everything and I would used it more if it was not in that kind of paper that doesn't match up any other brand. A few stars decorate the card. It felt powerful to me. One of them has a metalic border around it. A few enamel dots give some extra detail and the round shapes softens the card design a bit. The sentiment is written by my grand dads old marking "machine".

Well, this is all from me for today. I wish you a lovely day and I see you back here tomorrow as it's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Come and get it challenges - anything goes
Glitter and sparkle challenges - anything goes
Corrosive challenges - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes


onsdag 8 mars 2017

Circles/dots and or stripes

Morning and hello! Hope you have a great week so far... Hmm it feels like I wrote this just a second ago and I probably did, over at the Paper Shelter challenge blog. We have a new theme starting today and by the title of my post today you get our theme. Circles/dots and/or stripes. I should not be that hard as you can use some die cut circles to cut your image, some striped dp's or maybe a bunch of layered washi tape lines and you have your stripes. You get the idea.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

As always we have a gift voucher up worth $30 when you play with the Paper Shelter brand. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice.

I love my circles, well I love geometric shapes and try hard not to line up everything in "perfect" rows. Trying to be a bit more playfull or how I should put it. It's not going that well so far, but hey practise makes perfect. LoL


For my card today have I used one of the funky boy images that the Paper Shelter has provided lately and it's called "Urban and modern boy". He is coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Tria-makers. And as always when there is some reflextions or glass on the image I am there with my glossy accent as I love the effect and I think it gives that something extra even if the rest of the card is without any texture.

The designer papers for this card is from Simple Stories and it's a mix of different digital packs. And as I printed them a while back I am not sure which packs they are from. The main part of them is probably from "Say Cheese". The circle dies I have used is from Lawn Fawn and the letters are ones again from Panduro. Love both the size and the font of these foam letters.

Ok then, this is all from me for today. Now it's time for me to listen to a book for while and hopefully will this snow melt away during the day. Hopefully will I be able to get some cross stitch sewing done, and maybe a little bit of colouring. Then tonight it's time for a meal out as my "hubby" has his birthday.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
The Paper Player - Cut it out
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

tisdag 7 mars 2017

It's a boy!

Morning and hello! It's time for a new fun challenge over at Passion for Promarkes. This week's challenge is set by Eileen and is our memory challenge of her. She's still very missed by us all. Anyway, here theme was set to "It's a boy" and that what we are going with this week. As long as the card is for a male I think you will be fine and don't forget to colour with your promarkes you have also a chance of winning this weeks prize.

Denise Morgans foto.
Our sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter and they are offering 1 digi image to one lucky winner of this challenge.

I have for once use a sponsor image and it's called Shy in the sky. Cute image and lots of fun to colour 
in. I like the bold lines. Easy and fun to colour. It was a bit hard to photo today as we have a snowstorm 
at the momement and it's an going one. Second day now and it's really windy. Anyway, I have coloured 
this little mister and his pet and plane with my promarkers and fussy cut them out. My dp is from a 
digital Echo park kit. Sorry I don't know which one. The window on the place and Sky's glasses is 
covered with some glossy accent. The foam letters are from Panduro Hobby. The cloud die is from 
Gummiapan here in Sweden.


Well my friends. This is all from me for today. I wish you all the best and hope that you will take part in Eileen's last challenge. It's nice easy and fun and don't forget to use your letraset markers pro or tria ones.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

fredag 3 mars 2017

Ribbon and or lace

Morning and hello, or rather good afternoon. I am running a bit late here today as the week has been hard on me with more pain again but it will ease soon I hope. I tripped on our porch that we are rebuilding and hit a foot and a knee quite bad. I also got a "bit" too much weight too fast when that happened. I give it another week and if it doesn't heal during this time, here come I come Mr/Mrs Doctor!

Oh well, had an appointment with a physiotherapist in the morning as well. Not for me this time, my elder has problem with feet and knees, especially during soccer season. So now I am over and out how to speak.

We have a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland today. The theme is ribbon and/or lace. Nice and easy for you all we hope. For this challenge are we very appropriate sponsored by





Who are offering a great prize of a £10 voucher to send in their store

Here's a little about our sponsor
Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emprium. We are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
 
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a must have for all type of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grossgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots of lots of different colours in a range of widths. 

Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration? Then have a look at our projects on our blog or visit our Inspiration blog, or maybe join in with our Ribbon Challenge on Facebook. Go on, have a look, it's worth it!

And then we have my card. I have used one of my favourite Magnolias one of the fabby old snowmen. I don't remember what it's called but it's cute isn't it? I have used a mix of different Maja
design dp's, from their Christmas collections. The ribbon is a rose ribbon/lace stuff. I have also added a pearly ribbon, and a little bow made out of lace. Two metal snowflakes and a few wooden stars together with little glittery flower cluster.


The image is coloured with my letraset markers and some glitter pens i both clear and coloured tones.

I do hope you take the chance and start up your Christmas card stash with this nice and easy theme.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie



onsdag 22 februari 2017

Boys are back in town

Morning and hello! I am back again, twice the same week! Today it's Wednesday and it's Winter vacation for the kids for one week. Well, yesterday we had 7 degrees celicius and not very much of what you call snow. Today is my olderst home and relaxing while my youngest went to play floorball with his youth recreation center. Each year every one of the YRC meet up in a tournament and even if Philip doesn't play regular he decided to go along and have some fun. He is one of those magic kids were it doesn't matter what kind of ball he plays with, it still looks easy. My oldest is way more lazy even if he is off to practise soccer as I write this.

Well, it's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter again and we have the theme of "Boys are back in town". That means we want to see a card for a male during this week. The Paper Shelter have some fabby new ones in their store so please do check them out. The newest one is an motorbike mechanic. Quite cool!


I have used the image called Businessman. He looks very young but I bet he is one of those brats that just do want they want and it goes well. LoL. Anyhow, it was great fun to colour this image and I have done that with my Letraset Markers and a few brown pens. The dp's are from Fancy Pants Swagger. The colours of these papers are stunning however a few of the dp's are quite hard getting real use from but I do my best.  If you look closly at the stars you can see that they have some human hands on them as I used a sizzix die to cut the stars and I wanted them to be brown and the best brown there was was on a dp with lots of men with hats on them. But they work as stars as well, don't they.


As always when it comes to our challenges over at the Paper Shelter do you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30 if you play with a Paper Shelter image. Playing with a different brand gives you the chance of collecting three digis of your choice.

And this is all from me for today. Now will I go back to my fun inks and write a letter or two. Do you know that it is International Correspondance month? Everyone deserve a handwritten letter from time to time. Have you written any lately? I have been really good this month and written 12 letters so far and everyone of them is to different penpals of mine all over the world. At least this correspondance month have got me to catch up with almost everyone of my pen pals. I still have a week left to finish the whole thing off.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

tisdag 21 februari 2017

Something new

Morning and hello! Time pass by fast and it's once again time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. This time our challenge is set by Ali and the theme is "Something new". Nice and easy, right? I have tons of unused stamps that I try to use as many of as I can at the moment. I will probably have to keep making cards the next 10 years or so without buying any new ones if this will come to an end but I keep working on that project.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is is Digi stamp boutique. They are offering one happy winner a gift voucher worth £10.

I have used two new stamps this time, well one stamp set from Lawn Fawn and one Magnolia Tilda. It's Tilda London or something like that, and the Lawn Fawn kit is from up in the air something in that area. Nice and easy to use. I really love the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies but I have had cut these ballons. Have no dies for that set.


I think I have been in my Echo Park stash for dp's here, quite some old pads but I don't remember what names they have.  But I do love them, probably why I have not used them before. Hoarded the good stuff instead of using it, but as someone said. Hoarding them in boxes doesn't make the papers pretty, it's when they are used they are to die for.

I have decorated with "some" glossy accent and an overflow with fluid enamel dots here. Too much fun to use at the moment. And I kind of see april showers infront of me when I look at this Tilda. A shower here, a shower there.

To have a chance of winning this weeks lovely prize you need to colour with you promarkers or trias, then you are good to go.

I hope you will come and play with us and take a chance of winning this weeks prize.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - add texture (hope that the glossy ac. goes as texture as it give a different feel to it)
OLLCB - Die cuts (sun, clouds, the three lowest layers)

fredag 17 februari 2017

Anything goes Christmas

Morning and hello! It's time for a new little post from me. I am sorry that it's so quite around here, but for now I am only posting when I feel up to it or have and dt-shows. I don't want to miss out on my dt-creations so I try to make those first hand. If any time left after that I can do what ever I feel like. LoL

This is my first dt-creation for the Winter Wonderland this year. I should have posted one earlier but got really sick and that kind of fell of the wagon. It's a sad challenge as we are paying tribute to our dt-leader and blogowner over at the Winter Wonderland, Eileen who sadly passed away 29th of January. RIP sweet Eileen it was an honor to have you on my design team over at the Paper Shelter, working with you over at Passion for Promarkers and have you as my boss here at the winter wonderland.

To honor Eileen have we decided to have the theme of "Anything Christmas". So show us all that you have when it comes to Christmas creations. You don't even have to think about a subject; just X-mas.

I have used an image that I got from a blogging friend for Christmas and the lovely circle die is also from the lovely Annelie. Who will when she least expect it get a surprise in the mail.😊


The cute image is coloured with my Letraset markers and fussy cut around it to fit it into the lovely wintery die cut. The designer papers are from Maja Design and the cardstock is Basil Vanilla white. The die is cut in white glitter cardstock. The board is cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the letter stickers are from Panduro. I decided to decorate the card with some star shaped wood pieces. A way to honor Eileen who's nick was Star.

Helen Niles foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is Little Claire Designs  with 3 digis for one lucky winner. 

Little Claire Designs is based on the Wirral in the north west of England and is owned and run by Steve and Gill. They sell a range of great stamps, digis, outline stickers, ready to use images, papers and other goodies.

You may well have seen Steve at craft shows up and down the country and most recently you will have seen him on Hochanda for Little Claire's debut show. Steve is back on the TV again on Monday 20 March for two shows!
They also host regular craft classes here on the Wirral - take a look at the website if you fancy a fun day out with good company and lots of card making. The blog is found here.
So that is all from me for today. I wish you a wonderful weekend and make a Christmas card and come joining us honoring Eileens (crafting-)life,

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 8 februari 2017

For a special moment

Morning and hello! I am back again with another dt-creation. It's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter and this weeks theme is set to "For a special moment"- That could be birthday, New Year, Christmas, marriage, new baby etc. It's your pick but be kind and tell us clearly about what the special occasion is for your creation.

I have used one of the newer digi stamps from the Paper Shelter for this challenge and it's called "Best bro ever". I don't know anyone that is pregnant at the moment. Well I do, but they have two girls before so I can't used it for them. But I thought I would try to use more of the newer digis this year and show case them. I am sure I will get this used sooner or later.

It's coloured with my Letraset markers and trias on nennah card. I am not that fond of it and I am trying yet another kind of paper at the moment but I have not managed to figure out how "the wall" is working just yet. My feeling is that the colours lays itself over the paper and doesn't blend that well. But on the other hand do I not think that it does on nennah either. The colours on the wall is also darker so I have to figure out another combo for skin otherwise everyone will look as they have been sun bathing a little too much. But this is still nennah...


I have used a paper pad from Gliz again and also found this on sale. I adore the colours and the fun song sayings that is on some of the dp's. It's a lovely pad and I like the wonderful burned orange and ligth teal and turquoise that the pad comes with. I managed to rip a bit of the dp's when the glue got the hold of the dp a little to early so some heart to cover that part up and the repeat it makes it look like it's just the way it should look. A few dew drops in light blue is the only decoration on the card . I have some space where I can write out a congrats or what will be suitable when the day come to use it but for now I leave it blanc and I don't think it's that hard to figure out that the card is made to send some love for a new parent to be, or for a big brother to be.

As always we have our $30 voucher up for grabs when you play with us. Playing with another brand gives you the chance to win three digis of your choise.

Anyway this is all from me for today. I wish you a wonderful day and now it's time for me to call the vet again and see how the cat is doing.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 7 februari 2017

I (heart) you

Morning and hello! So sorry that it's so much time in between my postings nowdays. I have to cut down a bit on my crafting time because of my shoulders and back and that keeps me away from my computer as well. But hopefully things will get better when I really get in to my work out that is to make my back more straight and stronger. Go me!

But this week do I have a card made for the Passion for Promarker challenge. Way to go Marie! It was such fun to sit and colour and cut some paper again. I also cut my finger which was not as much fun. Oh well, s... happens. The time of the week is "I heart you" and that means that we want to see some hearts on your creations. Also don't forget to use the Letraset/promarkers on your creation.

I have used a TPS image called Give me a kiss. It's one of the little older TPS images but oh so cute it is. Nice and fun to colour as well. I am also back to my favourite colour combo with red, black and white. I totally adore that combo and I managed to find a few bargins when January started. A paper pad from Gliz that is called "Black and white". It's filled with fabby black and white papers with a dash of red here and there. I should have bought more than two pads. They where only 20 skr each, that will be around two or three $ or so. Perfect pad at a perfect price. LoL


I have used many layers on this card, I even had to remove a few of them as the image didn't fit into the card, but it looks ok anyway. Nice and kind of clean. The only thing extra I added to this card was a die cut heart. I used a die from Lawn Fawn for that. I cut two of them added the black one as a shadow to the red one. It looks fairly ok, and it does work perfect with the image. 

We have a sponsor for this challenge as well and that is Cowling & Wilcox who is offering a Promarker set for one lucky winner. I wish you all the best of luck in the challenge and don't forget to use your promarkers to have a chance of winning!

Now time to call the vet and check on my old cat, his in for "service" as he had a bit of a crash last week and stopped eating and drinking. We was home over the weekend and started to eat again but not enough to be able to stay at home for a longer time. His vet is soon going on a two weeks vacation so she really needs to get him well up on his feets again before she leaves. I don't trust anyone else with him. Keep your fingers crossed for my little sweet heart.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 25 januari 2017

Make it digital - up dated

Morning and hello! Due to illness will my card be late. The worst cold ever has got stuck on my joints and makes things really slow and painful.

Almost a week late but it have been really hard days now. Myself being sick, one of the cat isn't feeling good and I am up feeding him a few times per night and during the weekend even worse news when I found out that a dear blogging friend of mine has passed away.

 RIP Eileen Taylor. You will be missed by many. We have been teamies in many teams Eileen and I. She was a part of the TPS family for many years and I remember that she had 56 follower then. A few more now.  Then have we been teamies over at Passion for Promarkers and she has the last year been the boss lady over the Winter Wonderland Challenges where I also have been working with this fun lady. It was a joy to have you on the TPS team and having you as a blogging friend and teamie over the years. It feels empty with out you around in blogland. Sending hugs to your friends and family. Sleep tight!

Well, I did have my card ready for the Make it digital challenge over at the Paper Shelter. As I have a hard time coloring at the moment did I use the pre coloured fisherman. He is adorable and the image is fun. I really love it.


I have used an old Dovecraft paper pad for this card. Male something I don't have the packing left but tons of dp's. I have used some glossy accent and a wink of stella brush pen for a bit of sparkling on the big and small fishes. I did also manage to make a fishing rod of some bambu stick and silver string. Kind of like how that little detail ended up. Oh well, I have been up since 04:00 this morning not to missing out calling the vet when she opens her clinc. Bullen is there for treatment now. Big trouble with a tooth and his kidneys. It's the worst combo as he can't be sedated without a risk of him going to sleep forever. We'll see how it goes. He was going to get some warm fluids now and hopefully they could get him to eat a little more.

Take care and remember to do something that you enjoy.

Love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 24 januari 2017

New Dt-creation - Feminine Fancy

Morning and hello! Hope life is treating you well, I feel a bit run over myself with tons of pain and headache that won't ease. I am try to remove one of my meds and it might be that which gives me headache from h.... All my muscles in the neck and shoulder area is also totally a mess and that gives pain as well. I really don't want to get up from bed as it is now. Just want to stay in the darkness. Well, can only get better can't it?

Can I brag a little? Well I will anyway. I've been looking after my brother's dog for almost a week now while my brother and his family have spent a few days in Lissabon. The reason? The open European Championship of Brasilian Ju-jitsu with around 3 500 taking part in the games took place during the weekend. Martin my oldest brother is the former coach of the national team of ju-jitsu and coached one of the most successful teams Sweden have had in that game. Now is he and my youngest brother and the club they represent mainly focusing on the Brasilian version of it. And this weekend was Martins as he ended up in third place in his age group is big. So yet another medal to Team Ingholt! My youngest have a few both European championship and World championship medals. So happy for Martin after all those years with training and testing new stuff and beliving in what he does. It's huge and now is his kids starting to compete as well...


Ok, done bragging because that is nothing I can do when it comes to this lollipop card of mine. Colouring, gluing and cutting can really be painful and so it is this week. But this is what I ended up with. I used one of the Tildas from the adventcalender. It's tiny and it suited me fine today. I used an bunch of die cuts from spellbinders and built up tons of layers for the lollipop. The dp's are from Echo Park but I don't remember what they are called.

Sponsoring our challenge today is dies to die for with a voucher worth £15 if I remember right. And the theme of the challenge is Feminine Fancy.

Thanks for looking and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 11 januari 2017

Ribbon and / or lace

Morning and hello! I am back again, second time this week. Now I am here representing the Paper Shelter and our new challenge with the easy peasy theme of "Ribbon and/or lace". It shouldn't be a problem to make a fun creation with that theme, right?

It has been really great getting back to card making again the last couple of days. I just wish that I was a bit faster in my creative process. So fast that I don't get the pains in my back, but hopefully my new traing programme will help sort that, but I guess it will take a few months with good work outs to make a difference.

Anyway, my card for today is made with some old dp's from Pion Design and the new image from the Paper Shelter that is called Bella Vanity Set. It's a bit trick to colour mirrow/glas but this time it turned out ok. I have used my promarkers, a white gel pen, a black outlining pen and some glossy accent to colour it all in. For the nobs on the drawers have I used enamel accent from Rangers.


I wasn't really sure where I was going with this card design and it kind of shows. I added some bits and pieces and then some more, and more and more... Not totally happy about that part but hey I am a bit rusty since it's only the second card in a month or so.

I knew where I wanted my lace to go and managed to fit in a bow tied with a ribbon as well. The lace is really tiny but it's there. I also got a charm on to the card. I need to lower that part of my stash. Metal corners from PY Hobby as well. I love the colour of them, the antique gold. Love it! Ok then, time for me to sign off for today.

Take some time and do something you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 10 januari 2017

Add some bling

Morning and hello! Welcome to another year here with me. I hope all the celebrating has been good and that you have had some time to relax as well. Our celebrations became a bit strange and kind of spontaneous as many in the family became sick in tummy flu and colds. I said to the kids all family has at least one Christmas when you are sick and this time it's our turn. I still remember the time when we (as in me and my brothers) was sick during Christmas. I think I was 8 years old then. It has been a lot of colds going around as well, or we have never gotten rid of them. Today starts the school after the Christmas break and hopefully we will all be well again.

Well then, today is a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and hosting is well me! This time have I gone for the theme of "add some bling". That would be glitter, gemstones, pearls, enamel dots etc.

I've gone "classic" with a buch of flowers both die cut and paper flowers. They are all coated in some glitter glue + some extra dry glitter. All for the sparkle. I have also used two kinds of pearls and some gemstones. A pink ribbon bow and a rose lace to top it all off. The image is from Magnolia and I think it's called Lovely rose Tilda or something like that. I am back again colouring with my Letraset Markers and you have to do that as well to have a chance of this weeks prize which is sponsored by Bugaboo. My designer papers are from Maja Design. I think it's from the collection Vintage Autumn.

Time for me to sign off for today. It's good to be back and it has good to have a break as well. I only wish that the break had been because I choose to not because we have been sick, but it can only get better, can't it?

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Create and make - anything goes
Everybody art challenge - Anything goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything with a bow
Magnolialicious - Anything goes option lace