onsdag 20 september 2017

Make it digital

Morning and hello! Hope you're having a great week so far. And today it just got better as the Paper Shelter challenges start a new fun challenge. LoL The theme is set to "Make it Digtal" which just means that we want you to use a digtal image. You can do the rest as you wish. Colour it digital, or by markers or by pencils or etc.

I am in the middle of my Christmas makings and that is a lot of fun at the moment. Working my way through my favourite images. This one is called Santa Selfie. I love the cosy look of those two together. A really fabby image don't you think?


I have coloured with my Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers. A gel pen with white and some glossy accent's on the red nose, eyes and the camera eye on the phone. The designer papers are from Dove Craft and is called North Pole. Lovely muted colours in kraft, red and blue. Nice and lovely and a perfect match to Mr Christmas himself and his friend.

I have once again used some of all that twine that is laying around in my craft room together with half a million charms which is also used on this card. Some Card craft candy or what they are called is also used. In gold to keep with the warm colours of this card. Now I only have about 30 ones to make before Christmas this year. LoL


When you play with us here at the Paper Shelter Challenges you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30 when you play with a TPS image. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. Nice and easy. You won't regret trying out these lovely images.

Ok then, back to the crafting table and start creating again. I need just a few more cards. I wish you a lovely day and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - anything goes
Creates and makes - anything goes
The Holly and the Ivy - anything Christmas

fredag 15 september 2017

Wrap it up!

Morning and hello! Totally scary isn't it when I have this many posts going live the same week. Wonder what happened myself! This week we are working our way through colds. I was the last one on list for this one. How nice! It's not too bad, just enought to keep me at home with some ear pain that would work as a torture if anyone can make it happen on command. :( Just my way of getting colds I guess. Be a good thing that I am a pro when it comes to pain. LoL

Helen Niles foto.

Sponsoring this challenge is Sasayaki Glitter Digi stamps. The prize up for grabs is one digital stamp of winners choise. Such lovely price and I am sure you will find something that will get your creativity going.

Back to the fun life again, crafting. I am hosting this weeks challenge over at Winter Wonderland and I have chosen the theme of "wrap it up". I would like to see images with gifts on, or tons of winter clothes or even a real gift wrap with a Christmas theme. That might be a little too much to ask for in September but you might be at it already? I have started on my gifts and planning them. I always try to have a little something for everyone that celebrates with us over Christmas and use theme as decorations in the tree. It's something small like a lottery ticket or something and maybe a piece of candy. I think I will make a bunch of these boxes for this coming celebrations, but not all of them will have coloured images as the boxes goes into the trash when opened. We'll see!

I have coloured the image up twice in mini format as the box is only 8 x 5 cm or so in the long part of it. The short sides are 5 x 5 cm. And to make the image even if it's small have I used a big bunch of colours on the image and it kind of drowned in the colourful dp I have used for the box. It's from Lawn Fawn by the way, from the pad called Perfectly Plaid Christmas.


I have used a white decorative ribbon at the bottom of the box and a nice red one at the top to keep the box together. I have made the box with a die that I can't find any brand for. But it work out nicely. A few paper flowers have I also use on both sides of the box to jazz it up a little more.


Well time to hit the bed again and get some new nice energy flowing into my body. I am kind of tired of feeling low and not totally on the go. But it will get better because I feel tons more happy about life at the moment with colds and everything.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this creation
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 13 september 2017

Anything goes - Christmas

Here is where I normally write "Morning and hello" but that would be totally wrong for this post as it goes live during evening. That means I need to have a new greeting line! Oh well, hello might do it for now.

This is my first post for the The Merry Christmas Challenge blog. I decided that I needed some "must do" to get all of my Christmas cards done in time and finding yet another Christmas challenge blog was my solution for that, and here I am! A proud member of the Merry Christmas Blog! And today is the first challenge with will always be: "Anthing Christmas". You can enter anything that you have made yourself that is made for Christmas. It can be cards, crochet or other handicrafts, scrapbook pages etc. I will probably go by the cardmaking most of the time but from time to time it might be something crocheted stuff or cross stitching. You never know!


Ok then my card for this challenge. I have once again used the fantastic image by Sassy Cheryl. He has just gotten a bit of a different look today. With pinks instead of read and a little more colourful dp's to that. I have only coloured with my alcomarkers today, no pencil added. Maybe I should have but that has to be another day. The dp's are from Lawn Fawn, two different Christmas/winter pads. The stars are made with a die from DooHickey, Magnolia Sweden. I cut the stars in a silver glitter card stock. Pearls and a doily is also the only extra decorations I have on this card. I used a border punch as well for little more decorations. My letter stickers spells out Merry Christmas and Happy new Year in Swedish. The stickers are from Panduro.

Ok, it would be really nice to have you joining us over at the this just for fun challenge blog. You know that you will need these x-mas cards soon, really soon.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD -Anything goes

tisdag 12 september 2017

Let it shine

Morning and hello! How are you? Hope you're having a great week so far. Here it's ok but I feel a bit tired from all the pain. Got some help last week from a lady who is specialist when it comes to feet and how we use them. She will tell my so called docs that I really need the special treatment to my shoes that I have had the last 25 years. All of the sudden they didn't think I did need them. At least I now know that I have some support. She could at least help me with one pair of shoes so I won't have to walk in wet shoes during the winter. They are totally worn down. So a tiny victory and got some extra time to fight for my rights! LoL Glad I am not 75 and have to take this fight each and everytime the politicians decide that it looks better with got profit results than helping their patients. Sick and tired of it all.

Ok, card time! So much more fun for you. :) We have the theme of "Let it shine" this week over at Passion for Promakers. It's a great challenge to get a Christmas card or two done using some mirri board or whatever you can think of that shines, maybe one of those fun little lights that you can buy and pop into a card? I don't have any of those but I have tons of mirriboard both the soft version and it's not that shiny so the mirri version is used here together with some glitter board both in white and silver.

Marie - let it shine

I have used a fun and charming image from the Paper Shelter called Running for Christmas. Isn't that the cutest mousie you ever have seen? He is coloured with my Letraset/Winsor & Newton markers. I have also used a few coloured pencils for extra shading. When they stopped making the trias I lost a bunch of shading options when they run out. I want the trias back, pronto! I want all of my gray scale markers back. I love them all!

The designer papers are from Carta Bella called Christmas delivery. A nice and quite bold paper pad. Love the green/black coloured dp. It's smashing! I used a few of my left over die cuts that I always save for times like this. Until I can buy a tiny cutting mashine that can have it's place on my desk, I will keep cutting tons at once. Some pearls are used for decore and dimension as well as a snowflake charm. Some twine that I really need to use up and some pearly stars as well. The letterstickers are from my stash and the distressed stamps in the back ground are from LOTV and from Prima. The bulb is coloured as the rest of the image and then some golden glitter pen for the gold and the bulb is covered in glossy accents and the when it still was wet I poured some lose glitter on to it. Nice and glittery shine to it all.

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring this challenge is Dies to die for and the prize up for offer is a gift voucher worth £15. How nice isn't that? So dig out your crafty stash and come on and play with us here at PFP. You have to use the Winsor & Newton former Letraset markers to have a chance of winning this fabbt prize.

Well then, this is all from me for today. I wish you a lovely week and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - Anything christmas
Creates and makes challenge -Anything goes
Digi chooseday craft challenge - anything goes
The holly and the ivy christmas challenge - Anything Christmas goes


onsdag 6 september 2017

Lots of layers

Morning and hello! Well not really but we can always pretend can't we? It's a really busy month September and each August I think I really should get some of my cards done now so I don't get behind in September. So far a big failure. LoL Well, late is better than never is what we deal with at the moment and that's ok for now. I am actually pleased to even present something that I have coloured on my own this week. I have so much pain that it feels almost impossible to hold on even to the thickest of markers. But with tons of breaks and breathing in between did I manage to get this creation done.

I have use the new fabby image from the Paper Shelter as it is for this card is made. I have used the image called Icehockey, and you find it over at the TPS store. Icehockey is one of the most popular sports here in Sweden and the hockey fever is running high where I live as our team is making it's way up in the series. Two more and we own the world! LoL My boss plays in the ladies team and one of my co-workers plays for the male team. Tons of sports talk at work, at least from time to time.


Ok, got a bit side tracked here. My card... I have coloured with a mix of markers both Letraset, winsor & Newton and copics. I like the pale blue aqua that copics have and since I madly in love with the paper pads from Lawn Fawn, well not much of a choice there. I have actually used two Christmas pads for this card.

Decorated have I also done. This time with some wood stars of different sizes that I have bought and just hoarded. I have also used a bunch of brick letters from Panduro. Have tones of those too and need to get them used up. Like that is ever going to happen! LoL Have also used some glossy accent's on the icy part, have just drawn a few lines with the GA to get some icey shine to the players skates.


As always when you play with us over at the Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a gift voucher worth $30 if you play with a TPS image. Playing with a different brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice. Be aware of that you have to claim your prize Saturday, the same week as the new challenge goes live.

Well, this is all from me for today. Wish you a splendid day and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Daydreamer challenges - anything goes
Sisterhood of crafters - Anything goes
Creates and makes - anything goes
Digi choosday challenges - anything goes
unicorn challenges - Birthdays
Crafting from the heart - anything goes

tisdag 29 augusti 2017

Make it digital

Morning and hello! How are you all doing? I hope you had a fabby week so far. I am still working my way through pain hoping not thinking about it will make it go away. You can always hope, can't you?

Well it's Tuesday today and we have a new challenge up for you over at Passion for Promarkers. You know that it means that you can of course use the Winsor and Newton markers as well as they have taken over Letraset! It's my turn to host the challenge or at least set the theme. And I have chosen a nice and easy theme: Make it digital. That means that we want to see a digital image on your creation. Nice and easy as many of us crafters are using digital images now. You still have to colour with the Promarkers or if you like me have a few of the Trias left as well or the aquamarkers are ok as well.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring our challenge is Di's digi stamps. They are offering a lucky winner
TO BE Continued

And now to my card. It was quite some time since I did some colouring but for this card did I find the cutest image in a long time. It's called I'm a little star and comes from Sassy Cheryl's. I totally adore this image and it was so fun to colour this image. I think I have to make a few more cards with this image as well. I have used my mixed collection of markers from Letraset and Winsor & Newton. I have also added a few pencils as I tend to be to heavy on hand. It covers some of the mess up. :)



I have also bought one, well ok then, two of the Lawn Fawn paper pads. And once again I am totally in love with this fabby pad called Perfectly Plaid Winter. The colour combo is just smashing with it's grey and blue colour combo. I just love it and it makes my totally yellow/golden star to pop out really well from my card.

I used quite a few die cuts on this card. Both the circles from Spellbinders and then the fabby sentiment dies from Lawn Fawn as well. I cut those three times. Two in blue and once in black. That adds a nice shadow to the sentiment saying "Be Merry". The snow fakes are a mix of die cuts and punched out snow flakes. From Martha Stewart and Lawn Fawn I think. Some pearls are finishing the centers of those off, and that is all. :)

Well crafters out there, I hope you come and play with us as and don't forget to colour with the right markers to have a chance on the prize.

Wishing you all the best and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes



onsdag 23 augusti 2017

Pearls, gems and or enamel dots

Morning and hello! Running a tiny bit late once again as I have the really bad pain going again. But finally here and done with this weeks project. Not the best I've done but it's something. Our theme over at the Paper Shelter this week is "Pearls, gems and or enamel dots". Nice and easy it should be I think...

Well since I am in terrible pain at the moment I have gone the really really easy way this time and used a few of the soccer themed images for a project life page for my youngest. I have left the photo a bit blurry on purpose as I don't like to have them posted with clear head shots. You can still see but not perfect.


I have used both enamel dots and shapes on this padge as I think it's an good embellishment for the pocket pages. There is also some wood weeners and some die cut stars as decorations. Plenty of stickers is also used both as letters and as sentiments on some of the photos. The padge is all about my youngest playing a huge soccer tournament together with the boys in our club that is a year older than him. It was his second time playing this tournament and he still hasn't been playing the tournament with his own team. Last year he was two years younger than the rest of the players. Next year it's time to play with his own team, but I wonder if that will top this tournament as they did really well and didn't loose a single game. 

Well that's all for now. Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

lördag 19 augusti 2017

Embossing - wet or dry

Good afternoon and hello! A bit late am I finally posting my dt-project for the Winter Wonderland challenge: Embossing - wet or dry. I had to dig deep into my stash to find my embossing folders but that is not why I am running late today. I have been back to work this week and no one have explained that we had tons of work to do to prepare for a Formex show next week. Wasn't prepared for that. But now I am back on track. LoL

I have used the sweetest snowman from Stamping studio and it's called You have my heart. A very sweet image and a great image to use many times. I will for sure make a few more Christmas cards with this cutie.

The card is very simple with a snow flake embossed back ground. To that did I die cut the image and then one more layer, all in white. A turquoise ribbon, a snowflake charm with some white twine. A few pearls to add a little more dimension.




Stamping Studio is proud to sponsor for you! The prize is one image from each artist. Join us at our Facebook group Stamping Studio for freebies and specials. Please also share your card with us at our Facebook group Stamping Studio."

Well this is all for me for today. Take care and do something that you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 15 augusti 2017

Pretty Pastels

Morning and hello! It's time again for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. This time do we have the theme of "Pretty Pastels" and as long as you use your Letraset/Promarkers/Winsor&Newton markers you are good to go.

Denise Morgans foto.

Otherwise no chance on the lovely prize from Little Miss Muffet stamps who offers the winner a $6 voucher to spend in their store.

And now to my card for the week. For quite some time now have I had this stamp and dieset from Lawn Fawn thinking that I will used them to make a bunch if easy going cards. But the time is never there to play around just for fun, so today did I decide to use them for Lisa's Pretty Pastels' challenge. Crayons comes in all coloures so it made it a good choice to play around with the stamp/die set.


Some colouring with my markers and some pencils to highlight the shadows a tiny bit. Then I got my die cut mashine to work using mainly dies from Lawn Fawn to create my little scenery. I went a bit heavy on the pearl acrylic paint but now I learned to next time. Stop in time and don't over do it. That paint has been stored for quite some time as well. Hmmm... buy less, use more? Maybe next year... LoL

The designer papers are from the pad Up, up and away by Nitwit and LOTV. It's not as much left on that now. All the favourites are gone but I am working my way down to the rest of them as well. I covered the mid section of the card with some vellum to give the crayons a bit of a rest in some softer coloured back ground. Kind of happy with the design, but next time COLOR will be in different colours... You always learn something don't you?

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 9 augusti 2017

Blooming days

Morning and hello, well a bit late but still... We have a new challenge up for you all over at the Paper Shelter today and the theme is nice and easy as we have set it to Blooming days. So add a few flowers to your creation and you are good to go. You can enter our challenges up to three times and one of those creations needs to have a TPS image on them. So even if you are without any of theses fabby images you can enter our challenge here.

For my card today have I used the fun image Enjoy the summer and you find it here. It's coloured with a mix of promarkers and copics. I am quite annoyed as my pens keeps bleeding and I am tired of it. It was close to the bin again. I decided to look the other way. I have use an First edition paper pad, First leaf or something like that. I hardly every use those papers as I think they have too much structure on some of them. Don't like that. But I like the colours in this pad at least.


I have used some hemp string, dew drops in brown and of course some flowers as the theme is about flowers this time around. That is what I have used for decorations this time.


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.

Well, now is it time for me to lay down and relax a bit and then maybe even drag myself to the gym and do some cardio. But that is just a big maybe.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 1 augusti 2017

Fun in the Sun!

Morning and hello! I am back again after a very long weekend with tons of soccer in the village of Vimmerby. My youngest have been playing with a team of older boys and has done a great job. We will be back again next year. Third time in a row!

But today it's all about card making again. We have a new challenge over at Passion For Promarkers and the theme is "Fun in the Sun". I went with a soccer card as it is way more fun to play and watch when it's a bit of sunshine.


I have used the Soccer trio from Lili of the Valley and coloured with my Letraset/Winsor & Newton markers. I dugg around my digital papers and found my mini theme from Echo park and used that. Some wooden stars and a few card candies are the decorations for the card together with some letter stickers from Panduro.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is Sasayaki Glitter. And the prize is one digi of winners choice.

Well, sweet and short today as I feel a bit off since the weekend. A ton of energy is used even if it's not me who plays. LoL

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:
TTCRD - Anything goes
2 sisters on the blog - Anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
Creative with Stamps - Boys to men

onsdag 26 juli 2017

Anything goes

Morning and hello! It's midweek and time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. We are going to have a bit of a summer break during this challenge and that means no commenting. Our theme is "Anything goes".


Just as always you can enter our challenges up to three times and one of those entries needs to have a TPS product on it. You can play with any brand and you have a chance to win three digis of your choice from the store. Playing with a TPS image and you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30.

For my card have I used the lovely Pineapple and coloured it with copics. Totally lost but trying. I am struggling a bit with my Promarkers as quite many of them are running out. Need to restock on some of the colours.


The designer papers might look familiar to you as I had a card up two weeks ago with almost the same look. I miss judged the placement and had to redo it so I made this card at the same time and it turned out great.

Well, short and sweet today. The changing weather is causing me some trouble again with stiff vrists and sour neck. Life is great! It will get greater!

Take care and do something you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

fredag 21 juli 2017

Use a digi!

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my corner of the blogging world. Hope you’re all doing fine and enjoy the sunshine. Well, we are a bit off line here as the kids have trouble letting go of their screens in all single ways. If it’s not their phones, there is the computer, and if it’s not the computer the TV. I wonder what my granny had said if she was still alive and saw this.

It is time for a new challenge over at WinterWonderland today and it feels so right to sit and make Christmas cards when it’s about 24 degrees outside. LoL Well, I will be grateful when December comes and I realize that I have to make a ton more of them as it’s very few made so far. I need to step it up and if the weather will keep its promise and poor down on us tomorrow I will make a bunch of cards hopefully. We always have hope. J

The theme of this period is “Use a digi” so we have a nice and easy theme for you this time. So keep these Christmas cards coming. You know you will need them really soon. LoL


I have coloured my image with some copics that I really don’t know how to handle properly. But it’s always good to try out new things. The image is called Christmas Deer from All dressed up. Sweet and lovely images for you all to enjoy. I have combined the image with some designer papers from Dove craft and it’s called something like Kraft Christmas or something like that. The ribbon is from Royal Tiger of Copenhagen, the sentiment charm is from ROX-stamps and the favourite snowflake is from PH Hobby. Pearls is from my enormous stash. I have used some wink of stella pens on the deer as well. Clear, purple and green.

Helen Niles foto.
Sponsor of this challenge is All dressed up and they offer one lucky winner two digis of their choice. How nice isn't that?

Well folks, this is all from me for today. I wish you a lovely week and hope to see you around. Take care and do something you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:

TTCRD – Anything goes

tisdag 18 juli 2017

Bright colours!

Morning and hello! I am back with a creation again. It is really hard to get into creative routines at the moment. I don't have much time , or well I have time but I don't have as much energy as I used to have before I started to work. Now almost all of my energy takes up of the work and how to get more effective. Well, however I have at least managed to get a card done for the new challenge over at Passion for promarkers. Our new theme is set by Hazel and it's "Bright colours".That means we really want to see happy colours on your creations this week. Shouldn't be too hard now when we have summer and everything is about bright colours. Even my hair is bright happy colour: organge, even neon orange.

Oh well, happy colours. I have used a sponsor image from Bugaboo called Meant to be floral. It was quite a long time since I used a sponsorimage but now I have two times in a row. It's tons of happy flowers on this image and I have used quite a lot of different colours. However I think it ended up quite fine in the end. I have of course coloured with my Letraset/Winsor Newton. It looks quite ok as there is more than one colour how to speak. It was fun to colour this image in as it was no faces to deal with. I have missed that.


I have used a bunch of dp's from Echo Park I believe. Summer time or happy summer time. Something like that. It's happy designer papers and I did a fairly straight design with straight lines. It is kind of what I do at the moment. I have use three different dp's and have given them orange back drops. It looks quite ok with all the bright colours. I love the Echo park paper packs, they are smashing with their great colours and the straight line that shows throw. Anyway, Echo Park dp's and to that a ribbon, wooden decorations (hearts), pearls and a few butterflies gives interest to the card. Paper flower are also use for decorations. Two butterflycharms is also added to the card. It got a little low but looks ok anyway.

Denise Morgans foto.
Well to have a chance of winning the Bugaboo prize for this week. Our lucky winner will recieve $12 gift voucher. You have to use Letraset markers/Winsor &Newton markers to have a chance on the prize.

I hope you have the chance to take part and play with us for this nice and easy challenge. You know you can do it!

Take care, and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 12 juli 2017

Punches and/or dies

Morning and hello! It's Wednesday again and we have a new challenge up for you all over at the Paper Shelter. This weeks theme is "Punches and/or dies" so a very nice and easy theme for you all to play along with us. You don't even have to use a TPS image to play along.

Well I spend a lot of time writing at work and it has started to go on my vrists so I keep this fairly short. I have used the fabby and really lovely image "Berry Delight". It's coloured with my copics and Letraset markers. I really need to do a check up on my Letraset markers as some are running low and some are not working very well etc. So a mix we had this time.


I am working hard on using up my dp's but it goes very slow. I have use a paper pack that comes from LOTV and NitWit collections. Sorry don't remember what it's called. Used a few Magnolia dies to decorate the card. It's from the last club kit of dies. The border die is really old and still a favourite of mine. Once again have I used the letter stickers from Panduro and today I covered them in glossy accent as they wasn't sticking very well to the card. Put them a bit low on the edge.


Playing with a TPS image give you a chance of winning the gift voucher worth $30. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice. However, in both cases you have to claim your prize before Saturday the same week our new challenge starts.

This is all from me for today. I hope you take the chance of playing with us when we have such easy theme. You can enter our challenges three times but one of your creations needs to have a TPS image on them.

Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card:
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 4 juli 2017

Anything goes over at PFP

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promakers again and this one is a really easy one: Anything goes as long as you have used Promakers/Winsor and Newton markers on your creation.

Denise Morgans foto.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments and the prize is three digis of your choice. How great isn't that for prize ?


For my card then. Coloured with the dear old markers from Letraset/W&N is the image called Fifi - Bubbles from Crafty Sentiments. A sweet and charming image and really fun to colour in too. I have paired her up with some dp's from MME I think. For decorations have I used a bunch of enamel stars, a ribbon and some sequines in silver and pearl. I have also used some gloss on the bathfoam as well for some more fun and water feel to it.

I hope you will come and join the fun over at Passion for Promarkers this week.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 28 juni 2017

Summer birthday

Morning and hello! Time for a new post from me today and today it's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. Our theme this week is "Summer birthday". That simply means we want to see a birthday card with kind of light colours or very bright colours that brings your mind to summer.

I have used a new image called Josephine. A nice charming image with a theme I love. Love those costumes, the old fashion. It's stunning. Today I have coloured with my Letrasetmarkers and some pencils as well. My old LM's is running low and I am not too fond of the new ones. Anyway. I got her coloured and on a card. It might be a strange image for a summer birthday but we always have out door theatre here in my little town and once or twice I've gotten tickets to see these on my birthday, during the summer. :)



I have used some Maja design papers for this card, I think they are from Sofiero collection but not totally sure. It's some left overs that got to work this time. Always feels great to finish off a card knowing that you could finish off some leftovers. I have also used a bunch of die cuts on this card, mostly from Magnolia, Sweden. Pearls, a ribbon bow, a butterfly charm and letter stickers from Panduro is used as decorations. The sentment says congrats in swedish just like a birthday card should.

I have to keep this short as I cut myself on a die, a sharp edge point that I was about to cut off but made a bit of a mess with my finger first. Nothing planned, just very painful at the moment, and very bloody. Managed to keep it way from my card at least but I feel very clumsy with the patch on. Will be gone tomorrow I guess.


As always when we have a challenge over at the Paper Shelter do we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with a TPS image. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice.

Anyway, take good card and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

fredag 23 juni 2017

Snowmen!

Morning and hello! Yet another post from me this week. How amazing! That have not happend in many, many months I think. LoL And do you know what, I keep going with my Christmas cards and snowmen as well. They are so easy to colour in that even my non working vrists can handle it. So here we go!

The theme over at Winter Wonderland is this two weeks challenge "Snowmen" So on your card we want to see a snowman or two, nice and easy. There is a trillion of snowmen images of all different kinds out there. My snowman is called Snow happy and you find him here.

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And here is about my card. The sweet image is coloured with a mix of copics and Letraset Markers now known as Winsor and Newton. I dugg out a very old pad with Christmas/winter design papers. I think it might be Dovecraft but not sure. It's really think and I started to wonder if I had used it at all, but it's a big mess and the front and back is missing so I must have. It's only a very heavy load of papers in the pad. LoL


So there it is. I went blue on this card, don't ask me why and now is even my photo looking blue, but no time to fix that right now. A grey, broad ribbon from Panduro, some card candy and a die cut from Joy Design I thing is my decorations for this card. It has been fun to make cards again, but I feel rusty and and everything gets crocked. Oh well, I will get into it for real again. Just need to catch up on my sleep and energy. My oldest have managed to make me promise to work out with him at the gym, so I might get more energy after doing that for a while. He turns 11 in November and has gotten his first gym card but he has to work out with an adult, that would be me, right? I prefere to colour but if this gets him going it will be worth it.

So that's all from me for today and for you who celebrate Midsummer today! May it be a great one!

Take care, and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 20 juni 2017

Sketch time!

Morning and hello! I am back again, sun burned and tired and with some Christmas inspiration for you all. Yes I know, but you know I am so behind with my Christmas cards that I have only one choice, well maybe two. One is to get them done, the other is to buy Christmas cards and that really doesn't feel right to me.

So this week over at Passion For Promarkers do we have a sketch as our theme. It's a nice and easy one and you can flip it either way. I have used it up side down. Here is how the loveyly sketch looks.

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The image I have used is from Teddy Bo Company and you find it here. It's a sketch look of a snowman that I really love. I went fairly dark on the colours here I feel and I used a white gel pen to go around it all. All to match the ribbon. Now it looks really hard on the photo but it isn't as bad IRL. The designer papers are from a no name brand that I have had for ages. Some of the dp's are fabby others has really strange colours to them. I pick the best ones. 


I have just used a sentiment to decorate, I think it's from Marianne Design. A black and white Christmas ribbon, might be from Panduro and a metal corner that I bought from PYHobby. 

Sponsoring the challenge is Ppinkydolls and one lucky winner will recieve 3 digi images from their store. A nice and lovely prize for sure.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 14 juni 2017

Tie a bow

Morning and hello! Thanks for dropping by and visiting today am I showing a card for the new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. This time our theme is "Tie a bow". Nice and easy. You can tie a bow with ribbon, twine, lace etc. Or you can make it out of paper, as long as it's 3D how to speak.

I know that I will have a real lack of Christmas cards when that times come as I have not made that many so far this year. So I thought that I should get a least one card done for now. So I did but I didn't colour myself this time. I used one of Veronicas pre coloured images as I struggle a bit with my hands again. They are a bit stiff and doesn't work like they should.

Anyway I have used Running for Christmas the pre coloured version as mentioned. I have paried it up with some dp's from NitWit and LOTV, it's from two different collections that I don't know what they are called. The front is missing. I have used some vanilla cardstock to lighten things up a tiny bit. I have used the old dear fiskars punch and raised the bottom of that panel.


A doily as a back drop and a red ribbon to that. I glued down a gemstone heart and a tiny, tiny heart charm on the card as well. I got about 200 of those but they are so small so I always forget to use them, even if I try to have at least one charm on each card. That idea could go better, but hey I am working on it. I have also use a few glitter pens in green gold and silver. Kind of looks a bit too much on the nose, but IRL it's totally ok. Promise! :)

Well take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 6 juni 2017

Birds, bugs or butterflies

Morning and hello! A new post from me! It nearly didn't happen as I am in tons of pain again. The weather keeps changing from warm to cold, from dry to moist all the time and I can't deal with that but here I am. 😊

With some adjustments I managed to make a card for our new fun challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. We have the fun and fitting theme of "birds, bugs or butterflies" on this week and how fun isn't that for a theme? You can add a charm, have them on an image, on the dp's etc. Just as long as one or more shows on your creation. Nice and easy!


I have used an old and sadly forgotten stamp from Sheena Douglas, it's a set with a few sentiments and two butterflies so I decided to use one of each as they are fairly big. I stamped on aquarel paper and stamped twice: once with archival ink and once with some watermark ink and them embossed the whole thing. Then dug out my as sadly forgotten about aquamarkers. But now they have been put to use once again. At least once from time to time. The sad thing is that I forget about how to use them the best way in between. I know I get less pain from colouring with them compared to the other markers, still it's the originals I go back too.

The card today is really simple as I went with one of the butterflies in the set and then coloured in colours that I was in the mood for. Maybe I should have kept it more brown, but I had a red and yellow day. 😊 Then a little blue/lilac as a background colour to all of that and then on to a couple of layers of card stock. The sentiment is stampt with archival ink, colour coffee. Some pearls on top and I had a card made. Really happy I got it done!

Our sponsor today is Petal Lu who offer a 30 % off in their store and there is also a set of Winsor/Newton markers up for grabs. (Vibrant tones) How nice that is together right?

Well, trying to keep it short to get off some pain so take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anthing goes

onsdag 31 maj 2017

Make it digital over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! Time for me to post a little bit something again. It's Wednesday and that means new challenge over at the Paper Shelter and this week we are really doing things easy for you all. We're having the theme of Make it digital and that simply means that you should use a digital image and or digital designer paper. It's as easy as that, you don't have to go banans with digital colouring or something like that even if you may do that as well if you want too. :)

I missed out on the last TPS challenge as it was heavy load at home with school arrangements and soccer games in the middle of the week. This week is a little bit easier but I am really tired, I have started to work for real now. I got my first pay check in almost 8 years the other week and I am so proud of myself for not giving up and I even managed to fix my Insurance office so that I don't miss out on a whole day of payment when my painful days comes. I will only miss out on 20% so I am really pleased with how I deal with things at the moment. Now it's only two persons have it coming to them...but I will be fair to them and keep quiet so this is all you get about that. Just had to get it off my chest.

So my card then. The image is called Lil' Cowboy and is one of the new images from the Paper Shelter. I have coloured all with my Letraset / Winston & Newton markers. I so like the old ones better than the new ones and my trias, I will miss you when you all have run out. :(


The designer papers are from NitWit collection and is called Little tumbleweeds. Filled with tons of cowboy stuff. Too good not to use with this image. I have used some golden brads, a star charm also golden and some hemp string to decorate my card. The tile letters are from Panduro and this is the orange version.

Well then play along with us one of the fabby TPS images or dp's or even the other kits to make stationery or boxes or tags with. All digital and you get them over at the Paper Shelter for a only a few dollars. All images comes with at least one dp to match the image. Using TPS products gives you the chance of winning $30 gift voucher to use in the store. Playing with another brand which you also can do if you prefere will get you a chance to win three digis of your choice. So do come and play with us, you won't regret it.

There is also a spot open on my team if anyone fancy joining us over at the Shelter. Just drop me an e-mail and I have a look at your creations.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

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