tisdag 18 september 2018

Anything goes over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! How are you all doing? Hope you're doing fine or at least better than we, me and my youngest. I have such headache and earache. My son is coughing like crazy and fever for the second week in a row. Tomorrow he has to write a test. I think my pain mainly comes from my med combo. Well not the earache but the headache. I have to stand it for a while longer and hopefully it will settle.

Anyway, we have a new challenge for you over at Passion For Promarkers. We have the theme of Anything goes and that should be nice and easy. The only thing that you need to do is to colour with Promarkers or their cousins aquamarkers or the missed tria markers the rest of the Letraset family.

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We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies which is offering one lucky winner a gift voucher worth $12. The store is filled with lovely charming images. Really tons to look at and fill up your digi library with. 

I have used the image called Christmas Poinsetta and of course it's coloured with my Promarkers. Since I don't feel that well at the moment have I ended up with a easy and go to design once again. I have used an old paper pad from Panduro in red and browns of diffrent shades. Then some white card stock and it got a bit brighter. I also used a doily that I cut in half and by that streched it a bit. I also used some brown heart shaped pearls which is a perfect match in colours for this card. 


Sorry about the photo. It is a bit redish but I will try to fix that tomorrow. Considering that I have taken the photo indoors in a black room with very little light it's a great photo! LoL Anyway, I sign off here and hope that you will come and join us over at PFP this week. 

Take care and do more of what makes you happy!

Love n hugs,
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD- Anything goes

onsdag 5 september 2018

Make it bloom over at the Paper Shelter

EDITED: I got really sick during the night to Thursday so no card for me this time. High fever and a really painful earache.

Morning and hello! I am back again with a little post. We have a new challenge up today over at The Paper Shelter and the theme is set to Make it bloom.

Sadly I have not had the time to make my card just yet. We moved a meeting the soccer club so I got my planned card making time made into soccer meeting instead. I will have my card made up later on today, promise!


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. Nice and easy to play along, right? You can enter our challenges up to three times, but at least one of your creations needs to have a TPS image on it.

In the meantime you could always jump on over to the Paper Shelter challenge blog and see what the other ladies has been up to. There is some fabby inspiration for you all over at the Shelter.

Love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 4 september 2018

Anything but a card over at PFP

Morning and hello! I am back and in time this time. At least I hope that my post has gone live when it should. It's the middle of a busy working week, I do only work 4 days per week so Tuesday and Wednesday is Mid week. Meetings and soccer will take up my time this week. I will be glad when the week is over actually. Or at least when it's Thursday evening and I can breath and relax again.

We have a new challenge for you this week over at Passion for Promarkers. And this week it really is a challenge as we want to see anything but a card. And you have to use your Promarkers or related markers to these to colour you image. So here is some thoughts on what you can make: tags, book marks, images on lay outs or like me, I pre prepped for a X-mas gift.


I have had a stash with boxes to alter as I never know when I need them. This is was my last one so it is a bit bigger than the others. I used some mega, super old designer papers from Dove Craft and I actually throw the rest of the in the trash! How could I? Well the patterns was really big and I would never ever use them and I don't think that any other person would either.

It was a lot of cutting but very simple and then some pearl ribbon and some gold string to that and a few metal corners to that. Nothing in the middle as I don't know who will get the box yet. That is yet to be added. To the box I made a tag which I coloured with my Promarkers/Brush markers. Then I could it so I had only partial of the image left over and added a sentiment stamp saying Merry Christmas  in Swedish. When time has come do I plan to add name and text to the back side of the tag.

Hope you will take the time to join our challenge as it is fun to be challenge for real from time to time. You have a whole week filled with crafting joy before our challenge closes for the week.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

måndag 3 september 2018

Christmas Joy over at Winter Wonderland

Hello, hello, hello from Sweden and a very late post. Had trouble with my internet for a few days, but now it seems to work again. That means I am mega late with my beloved Winter Wonderland post which I am also hosting. It seems to be a week when nothing works out like it should at all, or at least not the way I had planned it.

Ok, things like that is supposed to tell you to slow down right? I have decided to handle it like that and here comes my card finally for my Winter Wonderland challenge. I have set the theme to Christmas Joy and that would simply mean that I want to see something that brings you joy for Christmas. It might be to sing the lovely songs, giving the gifts,  recieving them may be, decorate the tree or stuff like that. For me it's pretty much making the Christmas sweets and thinking about my granny. We always used to make it together and after we played card to three in the mornings. My grand dad was not really a fan of that as he thought he wouldn't get his breakfast in time. He couldn't cook at all. Granny did all of that.

So now when I make the Christmas candy with my partner and sometimes one or two of the kids we try to find a new playing list on spotify or and old CD with music on and that is played for the whole of December. Mostly we go back to the same old stuff as it's tradition.

We are sponsored by Imagine that digistamps


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For my card have I used the lovely Christmas Bird trio. I have used the pre coloured version for this card. I had planned to use the other version of non coloured birdies as well but now I am not sure that I will have the time to play with it as well. We'll see how it goes. 

This card is really simple as I was also getting the kids' cold that they have been struggling with the last few weeks so not much energy left over. I have used an old paper pack from Dove Craft I think and just used a few happy layers on my card. I did even make it A6 format this time. That way I could use up some left overs from other projects. I even tied a bow with some left over ribbon for a simple but cute decoration for the card. I can probably even send the card with a single stamp to one of my long distance pen pals when it's time to hit the post office in time for Christmas.

Anyway, sorry once again to all my teamies over at WW and here for my late post. 

Love n hugs
Marie 

fredag 31 augusti 2018

Anything goes with option pastels

Morning and hello! It's a dubble post day today so I better get started early. Well not me but my blog posts. This morning am I offering you some inspiration for the Creatalicious Challenges and this time do we have the theme of Anything goes with an opition of using pastel colours on our creations.



We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter which is offering a lucky winner one digi of your choice. It has to be one of the non-coloured ones

Started in her spare time as a hobby, the Sasayaki Glitter store has rapidly grown from a handful of images to a specially curated shop full of images perfect for all crafting needs.  Inspiration is drawn from the life of artist and owner Naz Smith including her travels and her number one love, her son. Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps hopes to excite and inspire crafters to create beautiful handmade cards and gifts, and Naz looks forward to many more years of creative endeavours.

I have used my lovely and well loved promarkers / triamarkers from Letraset / Winsor and Newton to colour this little one. I did also use some of the glossy accent stuff as I normally use it for glas and wet stuff. Adds a little extra to the creation.
The designer papers are once again from LOTV / NitWit collection from years ago. I still have some of it left. It's actually from two different pads that goes quite well together: Up and away and Pastel dreams. Some of my favourite dies has also been used. They are from Lawn Fawn and some flower punches has also been put to work here as well as a scallop border punch. A text stamp from Bildmålarna is use to say congratulations. I used some pearls for the center of the flower and some distress inks around all edges of the dps and image. Kind of cute I think. LoL

So now I hope that you will come and play along with us over at Creatalicious Challenges this time and it couldn't be easier to play along. Either pastels or anything goes.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 29 augusti 2018

A card just for fun...

Morning and hello! I am back again and that is without any reason, well more than I had a great time crafting without any musts a while ago. Well I actually did a bunch of cards on my way to and from Poland, on the ferry. It is a few hours between Poland and Sweden by ferry, around 11 or so and you can get a lot of crafting done during this time. LoL

I had packed a 12 x 12 box with stuff that I could make a bunch of cards from and a paper pack for some scrapbooking lo's but I forgot my photos so a bunch of cards got done at least. Cards that I have been trying to get done for a long time.

Here comes the first of my cards. I have a huge (for me) order of male cards to get done and I never seems to get them done. This trip I got 5 or 6 of them done! Yeah for me! This is the first of them. I have have used Maja Design Denim something something for these cards so they are fairly much the same but not the same how to speak.
I have used toppers from the same paper collection and they are really smashing to work with even if I sometimes find the toppers a bit small for my cards. Many layers of paper and cardstock helps to enlarge them a bit. I love the colours in this paper pack and I love that great look with a mixture of softer patterns like the flowers and then adding the dots, stars or stripes as match to that. Lovely! On this card did I actually use some lace together with a skull charm as I know that the guy who ordered the cards from me will love the different textures that this gives the card.

Anyway, I had tons of fun creating this card when I knew that I had no musts around me and really could focus on sitting on the bed relaxing, cutting my papers and "gluing" away. So relaxing!

Take care and do something that you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 22 augusti 2018

Digital image over at The Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! Yepp! I know! I am back again for the second day in a row. All breaks from everything is over now and school is back and running for the kids and we start to get back to normal routines again and so will my blogging!

Today I am here to inspire you all to join our challenge over at the Paper Shelter. This week we have our theme set to "Digital image" and that is simply as it sounds. You use a digital image and you are good to go. You can colour yourself or use a pre coloured one but it has to be an image. Nice and easy once again.

I have used a new image called A nice tan. I have used the pre coloured version once again as I find it lovely to show case Veronicas lovely digital colouring and it saves me some time as well and that is what I need at this point. I have used some lovely old Basic Grey papers from the pad called "Marjolaine". Tons of blue, teal and green colours, totally smashing. Wonder why I have not used it before. I can only be 7 or 8 years old. LoL

The design is simple once again as we have a big trade show on at work this week and I have spent tons of time working on our home page adding new stuff. So I am a bit sour in my fingers and back. But the truth to be told I am liking the clean designs. I have many layers of paper and card stock and only decorated with some pearls and a sentiment stamp which I have no clue where it's from.


I do hope that you want to come and join us for our challenge. You don't even have to use a TPS image even if we love it when you do. If you are smart enough and use a TPS image and get picked by Mr Random you will win a gift voucher worth $30. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice.

So do something fun today and come and join our challenge! You have a week to enter it!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 21 augusti 2018

Happy Birthday over at PFP

Morning and hello! Time for a new fun challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. This weeks theme is nice and easy for you all to take part in. We are doing "Happy Birthday" cards this week. The only thing you have to do to take part in our challenge is to use your Promarkers from Letraset or Winsor & Newton.

I have dug out an old stamp from my stash and colour it with my markers. It matched perfect with my new paper pad from Doodle Bug called "Kitten Smitten". There is really happy colours in this pad, maybe a little too bright but it was fun to use some really bright and happy colours for a while. I have used tons of blending pen on my image to get a softer look on the fur.


As I am working tons this week I had to keep my card really simple and have used my scalloped punch, a heart die from Dovecraft and just a few black pearls. The sentiment stamp is from Gummiapan I think. I have a big box filled with sentiment stamps but it's a total mess and I never really know where stuff are from or what I have. A big surprise each time I take out that box.

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Our generous sponsor this week is Uniko Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (which must be in stock) from their online store.  Their stamps are gorgeous so why not pop over to the store and check them out. 

Well, take care everyone and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 7 augusti 2018

Make it feminine over at PFP

Morning and hello! I am back again, with a dizzy feeling of is it really over already? That is my vacation. It's only this week left and then has four weeks passed by just like that. Tons has happened during this time. I have gotten my meds to work fairly well. There is still some hickups but not as often as before and I feel quite good. I can use my body more than I have in a long time and that is smashing. At the same time am I more tired in the evenings but my head is still right awake. 

We have spent five days in Vimmerby seeing the kids play Bullerby Cup with 166 teams in for classes. They did both well. Willy managed to keep the goal safe and only let 4 goals in during 6 games. Philip scored 3 or 4 times and assissted in many more of them. Great games from three teams! The best part was to use a "few" bottles of "champange" over the teams. You forget you have lost the last game then.

The day after the soccer tournament did we go to Nybro and picked up our new cat. It's a new rescue cat that has lived outside for five or 6 years only having access to some old houses with no heat in it. An old lady has fed him and the rest of the gang of about 20 cats. He is probably the father of all the cats in the gang but now is he neutered. He is just like Bullen was; red and white and looks like he has been in a war but still he loves humans and have already spent a night in my bed. They have called him Goldfinger but we have renamed him to Lukas Viking. He looks like a warrior. 

And by the time this goes live are we, me and my family on the way home from Poland. We have had a few days at a spa hotel relaxing and looking around in Sopot and nearby towns. Have been to a museum learning more about the WW II and the zoo close by.

Well then now to my card.We have a new fun challenge up for you over at Passion for Promarkers. Our theme is Make it feminine. A nice and fun challenge for the lovely ladies in your life. I have used a sponsor image from our lovely sponsor A day for daisies. Which is also sponsoring our challenge with a prize of a voucher worth $12. It's a great prize for one lucky winner providing the card makers has used promarkers from Winsor & Newton or Letraset.

I have used a paper pad from story line or something like that. Basic black or something like that is it called. I have used a bunch of stuff from my stash to make this card. There is some lace, a few metal black swirls from Prima, a punch that I can't remember where it's from but the Art Deco style suited the image really well. I have also added a few gemstones both on her belt and hair decoration as well as in two corners. I have also used a swirly stamp from stash. And that is it. Ready and done. Now I just need to remember to add the card to a few challenges. The image is called Classic Fashion and you find it here.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 31 juli 2018

Anything goes or under the sea or fairytales over at CC-challenges

Morning and hello! Time for a new creation from me for a for me new design-team. I have now joined the Creatalicious Challenge team. I am joining the team as from today and hope to be a good teamie and hopefully inspire some of my readers as well. I will be posting for the Creatalicious Challenges the last day of each month. It will be a fun journey and I hope you will join me.

This time our challenge theme is "Under the Sea or fairytales". So something that lives in the sea or is related to fariytales.

We are sponsored by the lovely Polkadoodles and my image is called Octavia Moonfly unicorn. Just click the link and you will find it.



They are offering a prize  of   £6.75 / US $10 digi voucher for one lucky winner to enjoy.

I have coloured with copic markers for this challenge and it's way different from my beloved promarkers but I will get there. I am still enjoying the promarkers hard nib on the markes more than the brush nibs on my copics. I printed the detailed image fairly bit which didn't leave me much room for any special design details.

However, I managed to get a ribbon added and to tie a bow to the card. I have also used a few star shaped glitter details to the card. The designer papers are from Nitwit Collections / LOTV. I have also used a glitter pen on the wings and the unicorn. 

Ok then, I am a bit tired at the moment as we just got back home from a soccer tournament and it has been really hot. I do hope that you will come and join us for our fun challenge this two week period. I see you over at the Creatalicious challenges!
 
Take care and do something that fills your day with joy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
 


onsdag 25 juli 2018

Anything goes over at the Paper Shelter.

Morning and hello! It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter. Today is the start of our new summer challenge which will continue over two weeks time. And this time is the team off from the commenting if you wonder if it's silence from our lovely team.

We have as always when we have our "break for the team" challenges an "anything goes" challenge. That means you can do what ever you want to for the challenge but you can still only enter 3 times and at least one of your creations has to have a TPS image on them. Nice and easy.

For this card have I once again used a pre couloured image and this time is it called Lovely Umbrella. It has some stunning colours that takes me back to spring but where Veronica is who makes all the fabby TPS images is, is it spring. LoL

As I didn't colour my image this time either it went a bit faster to make the card and it felt good to finish the card as I have so much other stuff to deal with at the moment. But now it's slowing down a tiny bit. Three more weeks of vaction for me and I really need it. Anyway back to my card. I have used a paper pad called Folksong from Simply Create.

The card is decorated with some lace, pearls and sequins that is transparent and sparkle when lights hits them. I have also used a heart that is shaped with tiny pearls and a doily cut with a die from Magnolia. At one of the papers have I also used some shimmer spray in silver and white but it's showing very little here. A detail to find when you look at the card IRL.


As always when we have our challenges we have a gift voucher worth $30 to give away to a winner who has used a TPS image on their creation. Playing with another brand gives you the chance to win 3 digis of you choice.

Do come and join our fun challenge and then have some relaxing time for yourself. You deserve it!

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 24 juli 2018

Punches or dies over at PFP

Morning and hello! Hope you are doing fine and are having a nice week so far. We are in the middle of the summer and the days are filled with sun, sea and soccer in my case. This week is the most important in my kids' life for this summer. At least if you ask the youngest one. It's his third time playing the soccer game called Bullerby Cup in Vimmerby. My olderst will also be playing but for him it's not as important. He doesn't have that attitude. Likes winning but life goes on if they don't.

Anyway, I am hosting this week's challeng over at Passion for Promarkers and I have set the theme to Punches and/or dies. You need to use at least one of them for your creation. You don't have to use both. Should be nice and easy for you all. 

I have used a flower punch, leaf punch and a border punch. I have also used a frame die from Lawn Fawn. There is also some pearls, lace and letter stickers for decorations on this card. I did also use the image I got from DSB and made the image into a designer paper and coloured it all in. I used the same colour for the image as I used for my home made designer paper. It was kind of fun to do this. 


I have also used some designer papers from First Edition but my pads from them has all gotten mixed up as the they split as soon as they are used once. So I have no clue of from which pads the papers are from. I think this is all about this card. The letter stickers are from Panduro from my ever lasting stash. LoL

You have a chance to win this lovely prize if you use your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers for your creation. So do come on and join us over at PFP this week. It's a nice and simple challenge for you all.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 18 juli 2018

Ribbon, lace and/or twine over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! A tiny bit late with this post as I got a bit side tracked last night. I kind of enjoyed sitting outside in the very warm night until it was really too late to finish all of this off. I did even managed to sit outside to create my card which was really lovely. Today is it way too hot to be outside again so I think I will spend the day in the basement again, not to be cooked by the sun. ;)

Anyway, today is the day of a new challenge for the Paper Shelter and this time I thought that we should use up some of our ribbon, lace or and twine as I know I have plenty of it laying around and for me they look a lot better on a card or on a layout and in the boxes.


I have used one of our newer images from the Shelter and it's called Spirit of the woods. A lovely image in fall colours. I have paired it up with some designer papers from Primas Fairy Flora paper pad that I really love because of the stunning colours but it's kind of hard to use for some reason. Here it work out great with the darker colours on the dp's. I have used the pre coloured image from Veronica once again as I at the moment having a bit hard finding the joy in colouring like I used to but I am sure that it will come back to me soon again. I just have to miss it a bit first I think. :)

The card has many layers and are a bit popped up as well as the hemp twine I have used is a bit thicker than "normal" twine. I have also added a piece of paper ribbon to be used on gifts under it. Tide a bow with it as well and added one of my many hundreds of charms as well. And then some Card Craft Candy or what they are called for a bit of interest. I then finished the whole thing off with some gold splaters with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. So a very settle detail with gold is found on the card as well.

As always when you play with us and use a TPS image you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice from the store. Pretty nice as well.

Ok, this is it from me for today. I see you back here next week when I have a card for the PFP challenge and for our summer challenge here at the Paper Shelter up as well.

Take care and do something that makes you smile!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 10 juli 2018

Hip to be square over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! Hope you're doing fine and having a great summer so far? I have one more week of work and then will I have a vacation for a few weeks. It will be good to have some rest. I has been plenty of work to do the last period of time.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Passion for Promarker and Lisa has set the theme to "Hip to be square". As easy as we want to see square cards for your creations this week.

I have been up to something different this week as I wanted to play a bit with some Alternew dies and stamps. I think they are called geometric shapes, triangles or something like that. I have die cut all the triangles and coloured them with a bunch of promarkers with three different shades of each colour on each triangle. I have been quite heavy with the colours so it's a very soft shading on the back ground.


As a sentiment have I used a die saying Congratulations in Swedish. It's made by Lotta over at Moa Pyssel, also a former teamie here at the PFP. The die has the perfect size for this kind of cards. It was plenty of fun to do a different card for once, however it took me forever to do all of the die cutting. I also used some vellum to create a layer between the die cuts. I have added so square brads as an embellishment as well. You know, hip to be square... LoL

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring us this week iUniko Stamps. They are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set which must be in stock. How great isn't that? Prize is for one crafter using the fabby promarkers from Letraset / Winsor & Newton.

Anyway folks, take care and do play along with us. This is a really simple challenge and you probably make a square card most of the time so come on...

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

fredag 6 juli 2018

Simply snowmen over at Winter Wonderland

Morning and hello! Hope you're doing fine and are having a great week. Here in Sweden is it steaking hot and here I am publishing a Christmas card with a snowman theme! Some things are just off. LoL

With that said we have a snowman theme over at the winter wonderland this time around and we are sponsored by Kinda cute who is offering XXXXX for one lucky winner.

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I started drawing when I was a little kid and I developed a very realistic style. I usually painted animals and plants from photos, thinking that I would never had enough imagination to draw something without looking at it first. I am so glad I was wrong!!! When I had my kids a few years ago I started telling stories, making toys, and drawing for them. It opened a new world for me. I love making illustrations and I would love if you could sense that there could be a little story behind them. I surely have a story for many of them.


I am using the sweet and sketchy image called Snowman Snowy. He is coloured with a mix of promarkers and copic markers of different kind. It was good to get an image that didn't need that much of a colouring today as I am totally drowning in work and have no idea how I will be able to finish everything before I go on vacation. 

Anyway, I have used and old Panduro paper pad in turquoise and lilac for this card. I am desperatly trying to finish this pad off and have so far made about 8 card bases and 2 finished cards with the left overs and then add this to the pack. I have not shown any of them yet except for this one. The others will follow. They are a bit simpler as I do them by night when I can't sleep and my brain is over worked. I use a left over piece of black and white paper from Simple Stories to add some details, a few sequines, some pearls and a die from Lawn Fawn. The little hearts used around the image is also from different sets from Lawn Fawn. Just a bit of extra detail to the card. The snow flakes are also made with w Lawn Fawn die. 

I hope you like my winter creation and do take some time and come and play with us over at the Winter Wonderland. You have to weeks to finish you project and it's always great fun to do a winter or Christmas card, even when the temperature says almost 30 degrees celcius outside and the cats don't want to come in during the night. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 4 juli 2018

Celebrations! over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! A fabby morning it is! Sweden won their soccer game yesterday and will play quater finals on Saturday. England or Colombia here we are! It will be fun and way more than expected from this team of ours. So this week's theme over at the Paper Shelter sounds very fitting this week. We´re going for the theme of "Celebrations!".

That means we want to see a card or creation that has something to do with celebrations. It could be a wedding, a birthday, a new job etc. Just as long as something or someone is celebrated!


I have once again used the fabby looking image called Little mermaid on vacation. I normally don't do cards with mermaids or unicorns and stuff like that. It's hard to use but this one was really cute with it's curly hair and the fabby looking coconut drink. Too cute not to use. I have once again used Veronicas pre coloured image. Both because I have tons to do at work as there will be a show where we take part a week after I am back at work after vacation and I have tons to prep before that and I am not in that good shape that I can do a lot of colouring at the moment. Started with a new med again and it's knocking me out totally but it's getting better. Maybe something that I should celebrate?

I have used a really, really old paper pack from oh God! It's gone, again Imag... something I think that it's a brand that no longer is around. I bought it when the kids was young and played in the pool quite a lot but never got around to use them. Both the papers and the photos is unscrapped. :) I used a ton of die cuts, from Magnolia Sweden and some glossy accent to decorate the card. Maybe a little too much but it was really relaxing and I had a nice time. There is also a few sequins to mimic some water bubbles. Tons of glitter is there also in the glossy accent and then there is the clear glitter pen used on the mermaid's tail.

As always playing along with us at the Paper Shelter gives you a chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30, but then you have to play with a Paper Shelter image. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice.

Well, I better end here. I do hope that you will come and join us over at the paper shelter challenges this week even if the summer is here. Just a little tag or card, you know you want to... :)

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 26 juni 2018

Weather over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! Time for a new fun challenge again over at Passion for Promarker. This week are enjoying the theme of Weather! That means we want to see some weather related creations from you this week. Snow, rain, sun, winds etc. I am sure you can think off something brilliant that we have not thought about.

I have used an old Lili of the Valley James the bear stamp. He is of course coloured with my promarkers from Winsor & Newton / Letraset. I have also used some glossy accent as water so it is also a part of my colouring. I did even managed to get some bubbles on the glossy accent on the umbrella. It looks like the rain is flowing over the umbrella IRL. Nice and fun effect that I should say was on purpose, but wasn't. LoL


I have used an old paper pad once again. It might be My Minds Eye so it's really, really old. It could be yet another brand as well... Me and my pads... I used some twine and an umbrella charm as decoration for this card. I have many layers on the card so I didn't think that I needed very much on the card. I am really happy with how the colours turned out on this one, especially the umbrella, and the shadows in the water puddle.

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring our challenge is Di's Digi stamps whos is offering a voucher worth £12. How nice isn't that? One lucky entry will win the prize providing that the image is coloured with Promarkers.

This is all from me for today. I really hope that you will come and play with us. It's a nice and fun challlenge that can maybe get you started on your Christmas cards or something else of course!

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 20 juni 2018

Summer vibes over at The Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! How are you? I am back with a second post for the day and the clock has only passed 10:00 here in Sweden. Oh well busy day! Tonight will we go and see the oldest play soccer again. I has been and is tons of that sport at the moment both live and on the TV. LoL

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter and our theme is set to "Summer Vibes". That simply means that we want to see a card or lay out or other creation with a summer theme. Nice and easy I hope?

For my card have I used the brand new image called Have fun in the sun. It's a really cute and fun image where you can let all of your fabby summer feeling come live. I didn't have to colour it myself so I used Veronicas smashing work for this card. It has been a few hard weeks again with a new med and amazingly lots of pain. It's still giving me trouble but I am getting there. Doing my best and try to think about breathing and not take everything so serious all the time. Just like the summer should be, one day at the time.


I have used the fabby Echo Park paper pack called Summer fun if I am not misstaken. Tons of fun happy colours that I just want to sit and look at but today I took the brave step to cut into the papers. I also used a few matching enamel shapes (triangles) in different colours. It's from the collection as well. I so badly wanted to use one of the flamingos but it just didn't work. Have to save that one for something else. In the meantime I sit and look at it and smile. I also used a dotted ribbon and a few gem stones in turquoise and lilac to give some texture to the card.

As always if you play with a TPS image you have the chance to win a gift voucher worth $30 and playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choise. A great prize either way, don't you think?

Anyway, this is all from me for today. I hope you will come and join us for this challenge even if the weather is nice and warm. You can always craft outside and get into the summer vibe.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

Memories or anything Christmas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! How are you doing? Hope that you are doing fine and that you have a fabby week so far. The summer is here and this week are we here in Sweden celebrating Midsummer Eve. Always a nice project and lots of fun. Looking forward to it as we are going to my cousin and her husband. Almost as always. 

So today I have a card to show you for The Merry Christmas Challenge. Our theme this week is set to Memories or Anything goes Christmas. The optional theme of Memories do also have the theme of Christmas of course, after all it is a Christmas challenge. 

I have used a Tilda from Magnolia Winter kit from 2016 I think. I have a real passion for snow men and I have a tiny one on this creation. LoL Super cute and it was really about time that I used the image. I probably have 100's of stamps laying around that I never have used. I really need to start to use them, at least once, don't you think?


I have coloured with distress inks as it's a bit easier than colouring with my markers. Besides that it's kind of fun to do the distress colouring from time to time. I should do it more often. The images always get a bit too pink in their faces, but I will work on it. The designer papers I have used are from NitWit collections but I don't remember what it is called as I have it on my other computer.

Anyway, I hope that you will join us for our Christmas challenge this week. We are soon in July and after that is it soon Christmas time again.

Take care and do something that makes you feel good!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 12 juni 2018

Make it Manly over at PFP

Morning and hello! It's Tuesday again and time for a new fantastic challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. Hazel has set the lovely theme of "Make it Manly". And either we like it or not we have to make those cards for the mans in our lifes from time to time. It might be a tiny bit harder than adding a bunch of flowers to our creations but there is tons of fun stuff you can use. Metal, cogwheels etc and there is tons of fun male images out there.

For my card have I used an image from Make it Crafty that I have had for ages. I am sorry that I can't remember the name of it, but it sure is fun right? I have also used up some of an old paper pad from (probably) Echo Park. I don't have the name of that one either as I don't have the front of the pad left used a bunch of papers.


There is quite many layers in this card, both card stock and papers. For decorations have I used a bunch of die cuts. I think they are all from Lawn Fawn, but I am not 100% sure. The die cuts comes from my die cut box that I keep on my desk that is filled with die cuts. Both left overs and stuff that I make extra while I am at it and what to lower my stash of left over pieces.

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring this challenge is Lacy Sunshine who is offering one lucky winner 3 digis of our winners choice. 

So come on and join our fun. The only thing you have to do is to use your Letraset / Winsor and Newton markers to colour on your creation. There is a nice prize up for grabs and some lovely comments from our fantastic team.

Take good care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Cards 4 Guys- Fathers day
Die Cutting divas - Masculine or fathers day
Try it on Tuesdays - For the boyz
Unicorn Challenges - Masculines
Always fun challenges - For a male / dad
Crafty Cardmakers - For man / boy


fredag 8 juni 2018

Christmas birds over at Winter Wonderland

Good afternoon! A tiny bit late with my post today as I have trouble getting my body to do what I tell it to. Oh well, it has been worth but hopefull it all will turn for the better really soon. Anyway, we have a new fun challenge up for you over at the Winter Wonderland today. The theme is set to Christmas birds. Which naturally means that we want to see some birdies on your Christmas creation this two week period that our challenge lasts.

I have been a bit lazy and used a topper from Lili of the Valley for my card today. It's very cute and lovely. I paired the topper with some Maja design papers from one of their Christmas pads. As always I have no clue what collection it is from. LoL I better start to study the names of the collections soon.

I used a few metal snowflakes in brownish metal and one charm in silver. I tide that one on the card with some twine in red and natural white. I also found a few heart shaped pearls in a lovely brown colour that matched it all perfectly well. For one of the panels have I used my beloved Fiskars punch once again. It gives it all a bit of extra detail. Love that.

So even if its really warm weather and summer is here I hope that you will take some time and come and play with us. It's realaxing to make these Christmas cards now. Even feels a bit colder in the air! LOL

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 6 juni 2018

Letters and/or numbers over at TPS

Morning and hello! How are you? Hope you're having a great week so far. I have been quite some pain again. The weather has change and has become colder again after almost a month with summer temps. It has been great but it has been good to be able to breath again today. Well, now I just need my fingers to get a bit better and hopefully the pain will be gone faster this time. Anyway, this is not why you are here this time. I think and hope that you will have a look at my card for the TPS-challenge this week.

We are having the theme set to "Letters and / or numbers" this week. And it simply means that we want you to write something on your creation. A happy birthday, turning 21 or 50th anniversery or what it can be. We want you to write something as easy as that.



For my card have I used a little older image called "Magical Bubble Bath". A really cute image and it's one of my favourite things to do, to take a bath. So totally relaxing, especially if it is really cold out side. And considering the weather we have here, it will be a while before I take a really hot bath. LoL

I have coloured my image with my letraset / Winsor and Newton markers and I have also used plenty of glossy accent to high light the bubbles and the water. Well, all the wet stuff. The bubbles looks a bit grey on my photo but it's the glossy accent together with the markers that has been really reinforced in the picture and I don't know how to get it to tone down. Sorry about that. I wrote out a little celebration sentiment "Relax! It's your day" and there you have my numbers. The rest of the decorations is a piece of lace and the used of and old border punch from Fiskars.

As always when you play with us over at the Paper Shelter you have the chance to win a gift voucher worth $30. Playing with another brand gives you the chance to win 3 digis of your choice. Nice and easy and you can enter up to three time, but one of your creations needs to have a TPS image on it.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting by design - Anything goes
Creative moments - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Anything goes options circles
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Digi Choose day challenges - ANything goes

Polka dots or anything goes Christmas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! How are you? Having a great week so far? I hope that you are doing fine and are ready for a new fun challenge over at TMCC. This week we have our normal Anything goes Christmas or you can go with our optional theme which this week is set to Polka Dots. Nice and easy challenge we hope!

Well friends I have been watching some classes on line with both photo editing and photo learning the last week and I am the first to say that I am not there yet. But I am getting closer to what I am looking for. Got some really nice shots the other week when my youngest was playing soccer. Fun stuff! This picture is a bit yellow and maybe a little too much but you got to try before you get tons better.

I was a bit lazy this week and used a topper from LOTV. It's really sweet but not my colouring, just a topper but for this one it was a perfect way to go. I have used one of Maja Designs paper pads. I think that is A Christmas gift for you. Not 100% sure but pretty. I have match the image up with some red and beige coloured papers from the pad. Then I decided to use some flowers and metal snow flakes. They are almost not showing up, but they are there. I also used some die cut leafs made with some dies from Magnolia, Sweden. The flowers are from my stash and probably are from I am Roses and Wild orchid Craft. Hope you like it!

Well my friends we are in June by now and that means that we only have 6 months left until Christmas is here. I hope you will come and join us for some Christmas fun and maybe you even get a card or two made this week.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Christmas at Sweet stampin - Anything goes Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - Anything Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas challenges - Anything Christmas
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes

tisdag 29 maj 2018

Anything goes over at PFP

Morning and helllo! I am back again, since last week was a joined challenge with both teams over at PFP we have now switched weeks, so now I have at least one post each week. How good isn't that? We are going from one easy theme to another over at Passion for Promarkers. This weeks theme is set to "Anything goes" but you need to use winsor &  Newton or the old fashioned Letraset brand for colouring. Nice and easy!

I have used an image from Magnolia, Sweden for my card and as usual I don't have a clue what it's called. But it is an Edwin image and I have coloured it with my Letraset markers and tria markers. The designer papers are from My Minds Eye, so a really old collection as well. Using my stash and all that. I still love the old pads I have laying around but it doesn't seem to help how much I use them, I still have plenty left over. LoL

For once have I not used white card stock to mat my designer papers, I use Java from Bazil I think the brand is. Oh well the colour is Java and it is dark brown. Really lovely colour. I have also used a Alternew die to cut the little flowers made out of triangles then I added card candy to get a center piece on them. I also used some wooden stars and a sentiment stamp from Heidi Swapp I think... I did also use one of my old punches from Fiskars called apron lace. 

Sponsoring our challenge this week is Dr Digi's House of Stamps, which is offering one lucky winner 2 digi stamps. A lovely price to enjoy if you are the lucky winner of our challenge. 

This is all from me for today folks. I wish you a wonderful week and do take some time and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

PS. And for you who wonders, I don't use your personal information for anything. I am just happy that you take some time to leave me a lovely note for the work I have done. It's the new law for the use of personal information that has started to apply...

onsdag 23 maj 2018

Digital image over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! I am back again. Second time today. I know, it is a bit bad when it comes to displaying my projects evenly but this is how it goes for now. LoL Now is time for me to present my creation for the Paper Shelter challenge this week. 

We are having a nice and easy challenge this week. We are going with the theme of "Digital image". That means that we want you to use a "digi" this week and that would mean that you have to print your image/topper on your home printer. So this week we are not allowing any premade toppers or just die cuts. You have to use some digital as focus point. Nice and easy I hope.

As we're having great weather still after two weeks have I managed to do some colouring for this challenge. Feels really good. It was a long time since I was able to sit down and colour for real so it was nice. Maybe the weather could keep going for a little longer? I have not felt good in sunny weather for many, many years so I am grateful for this period of time. 


I have used the image called Hammock days and colored with my Letraset/Winsor & Newton markers. I paired it up with some designer papers from Prima, but as always do I not remember which paper pad I have used. It's really pretty with flowers and water colour look. And I have used very little of it and it's quite a few years old by now. I have used a crochet lace in cream colour and some pearls for decoration. There is also a bunch of flowers on my card. Working my way down my paper flower stash. I don't think that I ever will run out of them, well maybe the white ones. LoL


As always do we have a gift voucher worth $30 for a lucky winner. That is if you use a TPS image. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice.

Well this is all from me for today. I hope that you all will be able to join us in our fun challenge this week. It's nice and easy and you don't even have to use a TPS image to play along with us. 

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Crafty gals corner - anything goes
Creative moments challenges - anything goes
Little red wagon - under the sun
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
CCC Digi Challenge - Flower power
Stempel sonnen challlenges - anything goes
Digi Chooseday challenges - anything goes
Get creative challenges - anything goes

Anything goes Christmas or Holly and Ivy over at TMCC

Morning and Hello! Welcome back to a new challenge over at the Merry Christmas Challenge again. It't time for a new fun challenge and our theme is always Anything goes Christmas or use our optional theme. This week it is "Holly and Ivy". I am going a bit wild this time and do the Anything goes theme with an old favourite stamp of mine from Bildmålarna. The only not so good thing about the stamp is that I can't remember what the name of it is. Oh well, it's there and it is cute!

I have coloured with distress inks for this one and paired up with some lovely wintery papers. They are really soft looking in their colours and the main colours are pale green grey and browns. Reallty soft and nice. But a bit hard for me to match up as I normally go with lots of colours. But I learn, slowly.

For decore on this one have I used some small metal cornerns bought from PY hobby and some lace from my stash. Luckly I bought quite a lot of this one so I still have plenty left to use on my creations.

Anyway, I hope you take the chance and come and play with us over at TMCC this week. You know that you will be happy that you started to create your cards early this year. :)

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything goes Christmas
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes
Creative MOments - anything goes
Fabnfunky challenges - Christmas
The crafty addicts - Anything goes / optional spring is on it's way