onsdag 25 april 2018

Die cuts over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! It's time for yet another post here in my little card making corner of the world. The only problem is that I don't have my card ready at this moment. I have some bad trouble again with my joints as I had to quit taking the meds I have struggled with during the winter. I can't be in the sun without reacting to it and it doesn't have to be much of it. It's like having burn blisters under your skin. There is better things in life.

Anyway, the theme for this week is set to "Die Cuts" so our theme should be an easy one. Just use a few die cuts on your creation and you are good to go. You don't even have to do any colouring on your creation. Just add a few die cuts!


For my card have I used the image called A cheerful Hummingbird. I have used Veros pre coloured image and it's really good  quality just like all the Paper Shelter images. I highly recommend you to try them out if you have not already. You always get the pre coloured image as well as the out lined version.

I have used an old Kaiser Craft paper pad for this card. It was a perfect back drop to the colours of this image. I have used a bunch of die cuts that I had laying around. Like the Magnolia border die, the butterflies, the frame and flowers. Some glitter right on top of the gesso on the butterflies gave them a bit of structure and a doily for another fun layer. And add to that a bit of wonky adding of the layers and it's a more playful card than it would have been with straight lines.


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.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

Banners or anything goes X-mas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! How are you doing? I hope everything is OK and that you have gotten some sunshine in your life. The spring is here. How I know? Soccer season is in full bloom. 

Still even if spring is here I keep going with my Christmas projects. This time it's a bit simple but from time to time you have to do those projects as well. Our new weekly challenge is up over at The Merry Christmas Challenges. The theme this week is Banners or Anything goes Christmas. 

These are a few cards/tags for gifts. I normally make a bunch of small cards for my pen friends. Yes, I still have this old fashioned hobby. I totally adore getting real letters in my little cabin shaped mailbox. It's the best thing. As good as getting a home made card in my letterbox. LoL These ones are made so I can use them as either cards or tags. I have left some plain inside and some has some sentiments. But as I prefere to keep them personal I will not show that. 

But now I hope that you feel a bit inspired to make a project for our new challenge over at The Merry Christmas challenges this week. Anything Christmas or banners also Christmas themed. 

Take care and do something that makes you happy. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this project
TTCRD -Anything goes

tisdag 24 april 2018

Celebrations over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! Hope you are having a good week so far. It's time for me to show up here in the blog world again. I have a few card that I could show for you but for now will it be these ones as needs to be scheduled. So here we go! We have a really lovely theme here over at Passion for Promarkers this week. Our theme is set to celebrations.


And our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter, so you will all see a whole bunch of TPS cards this week. They will also give one lucky winner a lovely prize of 3 digis. You will be one luck winner as the images are fantastic.


For this card have I used a lovely image that is called Wrapped in cotton. A perfect image for a cat lover just like me. I love the lovely cosy look of this image, it makes me smile and think about Bullen who we lost three monts ago. Anyway, back to the card then. I have coloured with my Letraset/Winsor/Newton markers. I kind of started light but then started to mix up all the colors and mixed colours that I normally wouldn't use together. Anyway, for some kind it ended up in a good way. I really love the out turn of the card. I had fun making the card. My first in quite some time. Wish I had some stuff down here in the basement so I easy colour start doing me coloring and have my stugg with me. A bit off topic again, aren't I ? Sorry about that.

The designer papers I have used for this card is from Victoria. I used some leftover paper pieces that have been laying around for a really long time. They are colourful and quite lovely. Maybe I should start doing more cards with this paper pack. Well, there is always so many pads waiting just around the corner. The only decorations for this card is some paper flower and a few tiny butterfly. Really pretty. Love the colours in this card as well. Two cards that makes me feel happy. The stamp saying Grattis is from Gummiapan. I need to stock up on their text stamps. Really good sizes.

Oh well I need to finish this post off for today. Anyway, do play along with us. The only must is that you use your Letraset /Winsor and newton marker. Then you have a chance of winning the fabby TPS prize of three digis. Come on and let us see all of your fabby celebration creations. It will be a joy to come and visit your blog and leaving you some love.

Take good care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD -Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Birthdays 
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes

fredag 13 april 2018

Cute Christmas Critters over at Winter Wonderland

Morning and hello! Friday again and time for a new challenge over at the Winter Wonderland today. Our theme is set to "Cute Christmas Critters". It shouldn't be that hard to get the inspiration going. :)

We have all gotten some lovely images from our sponsor called 



and the prize on offer is three images of the winner's choice

I have used the sweet image called Cool Winter Penguin With Snowman and coloured it with my Letraset / Winsor and Newton markers. It was nice with an easy coloured image as it has been a busy week with lots of meetings and doctor appointents. 

I took a dive into my stash of left over decorations that I keep at my desk and got some stuff used up. Like a bunch of snow flakes in different shapes and sizes. Magnolia fences, some card candy etc. Made a fun colourful Christmas card for a kid.

Anyway, I hope that you come and join us for our challenge this two week period and have some fun with our Christmas challenge.

Take good care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenges - Christmas
Crafting with an attudude - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts - Lots of layers
Fab n funky challenges - Cute critters
Inspiration Destination challenges - Anything goes /real stamps

onsdag 11 april 2018

Flowers over at The Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! It's time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter today. I missed out on the last challenge so I feel more than ready for this one. It's hard when you body decides that you can't do what you really want to do. But for this challenge have I had plenty of time to finish of and I didn't have that much pain during the weekend the week before. So a card got done. You might want to know our theme this week? We are going for the theme of flowers. Nice and easy isn't?

For this card have I use the lovely image called Enchanting Butterflies. I have used my winsor/Newton former known as Letraset. I printed the image with my Epson 940 photo printer. It's a good printer as long as you use the original inks in it. It can't be too much alcohol in the ink when you colour with markers that has alcohol in them. They will smudge. Ok, got side tracked a bit here.


Back to the card, it's coloured with my markers as I said and I paired the image up with some designer papers from LOTV/NitWit collections. Up and away I think the pad is called. I tried to go with lots of light colours in pastels. Looks really nice and fresh if you ask me. I used a few of all the flowers that I have laying around in my stash. This time I went for the cherry blossoms. Nice and pastel coloured. I did use a few leafs that I painted with a white acrylic paint. And after a few minutes when it had dried for a little while did I spray them with a spring green mist from H.S. I think the colour is called sea foam or something like that. Doing this made them look a bit more pasellish. And the shines lovely. :)

I am happy about this card. Love how it turned out and the colours are really pretty. Well it's done now and my crafting goes on. At least that what I am hoping for as I have quite a lot of pain my my finger joints at the moment. I hope that you will come and join us over at the Shelter this week and have fun with our challenge. It's nice and easy as you only have to add some flowers to your creation. I really hope to see you there.


As always do we have a gift voucher worth $30 if you play with our brand. Playing with another brand gives you the chance to win three digis of your choise. Really nice isn't it? It would be wonderful if you would play with any of our great images and they are great to colour and if you don't have any time to colour you can always use the pre coloured image. Nice and easy!

Take good car of yourself and please do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty creations - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Pause, dream, enjoy challenges - anything goes
Digi Chooseday challenges - Anything goes


Trees or Anything Christmas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! Time for a new fun challenge over at the Merry Christmas Challenge. Our optional theme this week is Trees or you can always use our Anything goes theme if you prefere that. I have some trees on my card so I think I can say that I follow the theme for once. :)

I have used my Lawn Fawn stamp and die set called Winter Village. I have used some left over from a few cards that I made before Christmas. I never got the inspiration to finish all the pieces I had prepared and the design is pretty much the same as the cards I made by then. I am glad that I managed to use up a bunch of left overs again. The scalloped frame is a die that I have no name for. Don't really know where I have gotten it. But the size is perfect for cards like these and make it possible to make cards that doesn't cost a fortune to send either.


I have coloured the tiny little images with distress inks and have stamped in archival ink in some kind of brown shade that I love. I can't remember what it's called at the moment and I don't have any energy to go checking either. :) The hill shapes are also from Lawn Fawn by the way. The text sentiment is from Bildmålarna if I'm not misstaken.

Well then, now it's time for you to get your Christmas stash out and start making a card or two for the challenge. You know that you will really soon need those cards. December is here sooner than later even if it doesn't feel that way right now.

Take care everyone and make sure to spend some time doing what you love!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
A snowflakes promise - Anything goes
Everybody art challenge - Die cuts
The Holly and the Ivy challenges - Anything goes christmas
A perfect time to craft - anything goes

tisdag 10 april 2018

Blooming days over at PFP



Morning and hello! It's time again for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and I hope you are ready for my new theme that I have set for this week's challenge. The theme is set to "blooming days" at that means we would like to see at least one or two flowers on your creation. Should not been that hard, right?
Denise Morgans foto.

We are sponsored by All Dressed Up stamps which is offering two digis to a lucky winner. Thank you so much for that! And good luck to all who enter our challenge.

I have done some stash bashing again and used a bunch of old supplies for my card. But in this speed I will be 104 before it really shows that I have used anything. Only thing that I can notice that I have less of is white cardstock. LoL Anyway, what I have used is an old paper pad from First Edition called Spring Drop. The image is from Bildmålarna but I can't find what it's called.

Sorry about the mega bad photo. I didn't realize how bad it was until I added it. Will try to fix it...

I totally adore this image as it remind me of my granny who was always hanging her laundry outside. As soon as the spring winds was on, the laundry was out. And I can't for my life figure out how she managed to carry out all of that wet stuff and then back into the house again. I have a way shorter way between my garden and laundry room than she had and I wouldn't for my life carry out the laundry even if my life was depending on it. LoL

I did actually use some of my super seldom used Letraset cardstock to stamp my image on. I have about one and a half pad left of that suff and I can't ever replace it with any better paper. So much better than all the rest. Why, whhhyyy did you stop making it? :(

I grabbed a bunch of flowers from my stash and did some kind of decoration with them. There is also some ribbon in white and a lace bow. A bunch of pearls from PY-hobby and so is the charm hidden in the flowers. I used my butterfly punch from Martha Stewart as well. The only thing fairly new on this creation is the piece of lace. So pretty proud of myself, making use of all that old stuff. Maybe I should give some more away, but for now I am happy using stuff up on my own. ;)

Anyway, now take some time and play along with us. You need to use your Winsor & Newton former Letraset markers of any kind to have a chance to win our prize of the week and some lovely comments from our brilliant team!

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Ike's World challenges - Spring /anything goes
Creates and makes - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes

onsdag 28 mars 2018

Bells or anything Christmas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at the Merry Christmas Challenge blog. As always we have the theme of Anything Christmas and this weeks optional theme is Bells.


I have for my card used the same image I used about a month ago, but this time it's embossed in white instead of black. The cards are simular as I did use the same basic look for them and then altered the decorations to fit our themes. So this time have I decorated with some bells and some really thick twine.

I did also use a few golden card candy as an extra bling of gold. There is also some golden mist sprayed all over the card for adding a tiny bit of sparkle. 


I am sorry that I am really short here today as I have pain like crazy in the left side of my back and shoulder. Glad I had this card done over a month ago.

Anyway, I hope that you will come and join us over at the TMCC and start getting your Christmas cards done in plenty of time.

Take care and do stuff that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCD -Anything goes

tisdag 27 mars 2018

Gorgeous gingham over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my blogging corner. It's a tiny bit empty today, but at least I am here to tell you about it but I have no card for this weeks challenge as my fingers doesn't want to colour at the moment. I have spent hours trying to get them to work with me, but it's a total no no at the moment.

Anyway our theme for this week  is Gorgeous gingham which is a nice and easy theme. It shouldn't be any trouble for you to get a card ready for this challenge. If I am lucky I might get somehting done during the week or maybe earier than that. Who knows, I just need my fingers to start work with me again. It has been tons of trouble with them the last week, mostly because I have been writing tons of things on the computer the last three weeks. Not enough rest from the computer causes this. But this week will hopefully be a better one as Easter is here and that will be a better time with rest. Looking forward to that. 

Denise Morgans foto.

Our sponsor this week is Dies to Die For and the prize is worth £15.00 voucher. A really nice prize for you all this week, Then only think you need to do is to use the Winsor and Newton markers, former known as Letraset. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this fabby theme. And I am sorry that I don't have anything to show for this challenge, I hope it get better soon,

So until then, take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

fredag 16 mars 2018

Outdoor fun over at the Winter Wonderland

Morning and hello! I am back with my fourth post here this week. And this time I am presenting a card for the Winter Wonderland challenge. We have the fabby theme of "Outdoor fun". So this time we want to see a creation when your Christmas card or projec have an outdoor activity showing.



Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. You also find Dr Digi's over at Facebook 

Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many more ....

We are sponsored by the lovely people over at Dr Digis house of stamps. Offering one lucky winner will get two digis of their choice. 

And now for my card. Maybe not the best one I ever made but for this time I will have to do. It has been a nutsy week and I have been drowning in work stuff and posting here on my blog. The thought is always to work a bit a head but there is never enough time for it. 

Anyway, I coloured away with a bit of nuts Christmas colours for the parachute, but isn't those in crazy colours most of the time. Anyway, the image is called Skydiv Santa. And I paired him up with some digital dp's from Echo Park called winter time. I used a few die cuts to decorate the card and a piece of mesh cloth with some stars and dots on it. I also used a die cut from Lawn Fawn saing FAlalala. And that is about it.

I hope you come and join us over at the Winter Wonderland as you know you will be needing these cards sooner than later. Only follow our theme and enter your creation to our challenge. Nice and easy.

Take care and do something that makes you happy. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

onsdag 14 mars 2018

Hot or cold colours over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! Time for another post here in my little world. This time it's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter. We have the theme of Hot or Cold colours this week. That means we want to see a creation either in warm colours like red, yellow, orange or brown. Or in cold colours which means blue, silver, white etc.

I decided to go with cold colours and have coloured The Great Baker with a mix of copis and Promakers. I did use my 6 x 6 paper pad from Maja Design called Denim & Friends. I did keep the design simple and kind of clean.


I did use a piece of my normal lace in dubble layers and some pearls. On the sides did I use some lovely pearl stars, that I most often forget to use.


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.

I am a bit tired so sweet and short for this post. Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

Grinch Movie or anything goes X-mas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! How are you doing? Hope you're having a good week so far. At the moment I am recovering, yes again from yet another cold. I really wonder how many colds you have get in a row in a really short time? The answer is MANY! I bet it has to change sooner or later, right?

We have a new challenge up over at the Merry Christmas Challenge. Our theme is set to the Grinch Movie, but as I have not seen it. Not a fan at all of Jim Carrey so nothing for me. So I went with our second theme; Anything goes for Christmas. 

I have been busy the last months doing some small stitch projects and the finished one here is two small pieces that is made into a snow globe. I have had the globe since my youngest was born and that was 2008. Let just say life has been busy since then. LoL But now it's finally done and I have my first Christmas gift for the year ready. 


The first side shows a little branch with some bridies on it. My grand dad used to love these bullfinches. He always feed the little birds in his garden. Never letting his cats out on their own. He took them out on walks in leash instead, so that he could had the best of both birds and cats. The birds was so used to him and granny that some learned to knock on the kitchen window when the food was out at that spot. Pretty amazing that a wild "animal" can learn something like that. So this piece is for my grand parents. 


And this is the other side of the snow globe. A classic Santa with his round, friendly face and a little birdie here as well. It ties it all together. It was lovely to finally finish this decoration and start off the collection of Christmas gifts.

I do hope that you will come and join us over at the Merry Christmas Challenges, and get your cards done in plenty of time for the Christmas Holiday. Or maybe you have another project that you want to finish for Christmas. It could be anything related to Christmas like LO's, presents, cards, tags etc.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this project

tisdag 13 mars 2018

Spring over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! How are you doing? Hope you're having a good start of your week. Fairly good over here. Next cold is healing, just some cough left and a horrible tiredness. Only way is forward...

I did manage to make a card for this lovely challenge with the theme of "Spring" that we have over at PFP this week. So anything that has to do with spring on your creations would be nice to see. Tulips, spring flowers, Easter maybe etc. You probably have more ideas than I do.

I decided to go with spring colours and a tiny hit of Easter to that. I have used two old Bildmålarna images that I bought from them when they went out of business. I have a few more of them that I have not used yet. Mostly because I don't use my stamps that often anymore. It's fairly hard when you have trouble with your hands and back. But the new stamping tools where you can stamp at the same place again really, really helps. A lot! It was fun to do it again and I think I will drag out a few more of my stamps in the near future.


Do you know what is the best part of this creation? I have used some of my original paper paps from Letraset with the heavy card stock. And I don't know why the stopped making it. It's sooo much better than all the rest. I have a few sheets from one pad and one full one left then it will be over. I will miss them. But when I feel bad I bring them on and it makes feel like I am a great colourista. :)

Anyway, the images is called Rooster and Stone Wall. I did even do some masking for this card. I coloured with my Letraset markers / Winsor and Newton markers. Lots of love for colouring on the lovely paper and the sweet images. I went with pastel colours and it became kind of pretty.

I have been digging deep in my stash as well and found some lovely papers that has a kind of spring colours. It's called Pink Parafait and is from Forever Friends collection. It's a really sweet pad and I kind of have one and half pad left from that as well. LoL

Of couse did this card also need some decorations. This time did I digg out my butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. Punched a few in purle, a few pinks and a few yello ones. Became a nice edition to the lovely mini flowers from Crafts U love Mini flowers, pastel collection. I decorated them with some pearls in white and yellow. The final touch is my lace that I have used on most of my cards lately.

So with this I hope that I have given you some kind of inspiration for a spring creation. The only thing that you have to do is to colour with any kind of Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and then you will have a chance to win our lovely prize.

Denise Morgans foto.

Our sponsor this week is the Digi Stamp Boutique. Up for grabs is a gift voucher worth £10. That is nice, isn't it? Hope you will come and join us over at Passion for Promarkers and our spring theme.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creates and makes - anything goes
Everybody art Challenge - anything goes
Shopping our stash - Put a bird on it. 

onsdag 28 februari 2018

Add some metal over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! I am back with my second post of today. As always I have not gotten my photo taken yet, or rather the photo of my card. It has been some power breaks the other day due to heavy winds and snow, so even if I was done in time so has the light be gone. At least when it comes to photos. I should really get things done more in time. But still a game off catching up. I am getting there. Just wait and see. LoL

Our theme over at the Paper Shelter this week is "Add some metal" and it should not be that hard as a challenge. There is always the trusty charms that I am sure you have plenty of, at least if you have been crafting for a while, metallic embossing powder, metal corners. You name it! Just let your imagination fly free.

For my card have I used the for us here on the Swedish East coast very fitting image Snowball fight. For three days now has it snowed and it keeps coming more. There is also heavy winds. Almost scary to go by the bus at the moment. Hope it calm down soon. Anyway, I used the pre coloured image once again as I am still spending a lot of time by the PC writing during the days and is in heavy pain during the nights. So I keep away from colouring as much as I can at the moment.


I have used some digital papers from Echo Park called "A Perfect Winter" and matching "Dots and Stripes" from the same brand. I also found a new, unopened pack of Anita's card base in the size of 13,5 x 13,5 cm. Decided to go ahead and start using them. When I started making cards it was always this size. Now I find them a tiny bit small, but not throwing them away. LoL

I added yet another piece of lace from my stash together with some dark blue and white twine and hanging from it is my metal charm. I have also used a few metal pearls in silver and some silver shimmered sequins. 


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.

Well then, running low on the battery for the lap top so I better sign out before it closes down. Do come and join us for our challenge. You don't have to use a TPS image but we get really happy when you do. 

Take care and do something that makes YOU happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

Snowmen or Anything Christmas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! How are you? Hope your doing fine and are having a good week so far. Here is it snowing like crazy and the winter is really, really back. Cold and snow and heavy winds. Yesterday they even stopped the busses from going on the big island outside my town. Can't remember when that happend last. 

Well, today do I have to posts to show you and this is the first of them. We have a new challenge going up over at The Merry Christmas Challenge. Our theme is Snowmen or anything goes X-mas. So it's time to get those Christmas cards going again. You will be happy you started in time when December comes again. 


I have used the same image as I have a few more times before during the last months. I really, really love these Sassy Cheryls images, and especially the snowmen. I don't know how many times I have coloured this one in, but it is still fun so you will probably see it here again. In yet another colour combo. LoL

I have used one of the multi coloured paper pads from Dove Craft I think. I don't really remember the name of it. It's a short memory these days. The sentiment is from LOTV and was/is a perfect match for this image, don't you think?

I have decorated the card with some die cut snowflakes from Lawn Fawn. I put a few pearls in the middle of them all. Some buttons from my stash has also been used to decorate my card. I have also used a piece of string to mimic the string for the star and make it "hang" from the top of the card. 

I am sorry that my photo has a red shine to it. I have a crocheted window strip in coral colour in my window and forgot to take it away. And since I have a bit of limited time by the computer it has to be as it is for now. 

Do come on and play with us all over at TMCC. It would be fun to have you join us. You don't even have to follow our theme if you don't want to. Just make a X-mas card!

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 27 februari 2018

Cats and/or dogs over at PFP

Morning and hello! Thanks for stick by my a bit random posting at the moment. Tons of pain and colds are passing by here. A week ago I couldn't even move my left arm due to inflammation. At the moment does my life suck when it comes to this. But I keep living on hope and believe it will be better. There is no other way to go. :)

So it's time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. Our theme is "cats and/or dogs". There is tons of images with these creatures so it should be easy to join our fun challenge. 

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring us this week is Dr Digi's House of Stamps. The winner has a waiting prize of 2 digis. A nice and lovely prize for a lucky winner. 

And now time to move on to my card. I have used an image that I had laying around for quite some time, so long that I really can't remember from where the image is. It's very light coloured in greys and some red and pink. And I totally adore the image. I need to find it on my PC again so that I can make a few more cards with it. You should be able to use it both for birthdays and Christmas with with a little imagination. 

I have also coloured the papers with the roses. It comes in black and white but I thought it looked fun to colour it. It worked and gave the pop the card needed. The paper pad is from Glitz. Totally love this black, white and red pad. And for once I was happy to know that my memory is terrible as I had bought of the pads. See something good in every thing. LoL. 

I have used Martha Stewart punch for the big panel and the other only decoration is a piece of lace from my stash. I have the same one in lace and normally fold it in half or cut it in half, but for this card it was perfect with it's full width. I have also used a bunch of layers with left over papers from other cards but from the same pad. I am getting good at using up my scraps thanks to all scrapbooking you tube "movies" I have seen when in the pain. Perfect way to spend some time when I wasn't in the mood for winter sports. 

Ok then. Time to sign off for today. I will be back soon again. I do hope that you will come and join our fun challenge for this week. The only thing that you have to do is to use Letraset or Winsor & Newton markers for your creation. 

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

fredag 16 februari 2018

Anything goes Christmas over at Winter Wonderland

Morning and hello! I am back once more this week and now it's time for a new Christmas creation. We are celebrating our former team leader and owner of our challenge blog Eileen who sadly passed away last year. This one is for you Eileen!

We have picked an easy theme for you this time. We are going for anything Christmas and you know you will need those Christmas cards when December is up on as again.


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My card then. I wasn't really in the function when making this card so I used the pre coloured version of Hanging Kitty. A sweet image that will suite my youngest niece perfect when Christmas comes. I paired the lovely image together with a happy paper pad from Dove Craft I think. I am sorry but no name, again. ;) It has happy coloures in pink, green, blue, brown etc.

For decorations did I use a few small, lovely green buttons, some dark red pearls and a lovely black spotted ribbon with a bow. Nice and easy this time.

Anyway, I hope you come and join us in our celebrations of Eileen and that you will enjoy making any kind of Christmas project you feel like!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes


onsdag 14 februari 2018

Decorate it!

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my blog corner. It is a bit dull at the moment but I hope to get my life together in the near future. It is a little bit too much of everything at the moment and a game of catching up after being sick for two weeks.

But now to the second card of the day. We have a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter today and our theme is "Decorate it". That means it should be a really easy challenge as we don't expect you to go over board with anything. Just a normal decorating.


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.

For my card have I used the really pretty pre coloured image of Josephine. I don't have the energy or the joints to colour at the moment. But it's always nice to show off Veronicas lovely work as well. She really is a master of digital colouring. Wish I had the time and energy to learn that as well.


NitWit collection just had a new digital paper set out called Farmhouse and it's totally amazing. I love every single piece of it. And it is a perfect match to this image. I am pretty sure you will see me use quite alot of this set in the future as soon as I have bought some more ink. LoL

I have done a classic decoration to be me. Used a bunch of flowers from my stash, pearls, metal corners and some lace to that. And to top it all of some glitter stickles as well.

Ok then, this is all from me for today. I will be back later on this week but for now take care and do something that makes you happy.

Do come and join us over at the Paper Shelter!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

Anything Christmas or the theme of reindeers over at TMCC

Early Morning and hello! Hope you're doing fine and ready for a new Christmas Challenge over The Merry Christmas Challenge. I know it might feel a bit strange to make Christmas cards now when the spring is on the way. But you will be happy when the celebrations are here in December. LoL

This time we have our normal theme of Anything Christmas or if you want to challenge yourself a bit you use a reindeer or two on your creation. And for once have I manage to follow the extra theme of the week.

I have used an old stamp of mine that I can't remember the name or the brand off. Sorry about that. I have used my embossing powders again. I have not used them in a long time and while I had all the stuff out the other day I decided to make a few more embossed cards. I tried a few different colours and the same design. These will be good to send to friends all over the world. They won't be that expensive to send in the mail. LoL


I have used some black embossing powder for this version. I have also used some left overs from golden cardstock and some left over striped red and craft paper. The image is stamped and embossed on craft cardstock. There is some golden colour shine added, some black and white twine and a reindeer charm from my stash.

Anyway, I hope you will come and join us over at the Merry Christmas Challenge. Just make a Christmas card with any Christmas theme or with a reindeer or two on it.

Take care and do something that makes your day a happy one!

With love and hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 13 februari 2018

Add an embellishment over at PFP

Morning and hello! How are you? Hope you have had a good start of the week? I am still struggling with the "left overs" from the flu the last few weeks. Still really tired and lacking energy. But from now it can only get better, right?

Our theme of the week over at Passion for Promarkers is to "add an embellishment". And before I forget it is my theme enamel dots. And I am affraid I used tons of them. Happy pick me up colours!

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring our challenge is Digi Stamp Boutique. The prize is £10. That is for one happy winner of our challenge! Really nice isn't it?

As a side effect of the cold has my joints taking a bit of a hit so my colouring isn't going to that well. So I have taken the easy way out and used my aqua markers again. I use them too seldom but now two challenges in a row. I needed something to pick me up and this ended up like something that I would do in an art journal, if I had the time to do that kind of craft. LoL wish that I wasn't that tired all the time so I would have the energy to do more of the art and crafts. Well, I have to be happy with what I have the energy to do.


The image and sentiment is from Sheena Douglas I think. I decided to use some golden embossing powder instead of the normal stamping technic. It looks really glittery and luxurious, just what I needed to pick me up. I did some "wild" doodling as well, just like and impression of flying butterflies. To add some dreamy feeling have I used clusters of enamel dots in different colours. The ones I have used has some glitter details to them. I have also used some golder colour shine. It's not showing that well here but it's really sparkling and nice.

Well then, I hope you like my a bit different card for the week. I do hope that you will come and join our fun challenge of the week. The theme is "Add an embellishment". The only thing you have to do is to use your Winsor & Newton or Letraset markers of any kind.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this creation
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 6 februari 2018

Box it up over at Winter Wonderland

Morning and hello and welcome to my mega late dt-post for the Winter Wonderland. I have been totally knocked out by the lovely flu together with my youngest. Hopefully we are now out of this horrible period with winter illnesses.

Today do we have a lovely winter day and it feels more like Christmas today than it did when the big celebrations took place. We have around -7 degrees and snow. We'll how many days that will last. :)


Anyway as I play catch up here I better get to my card for this challenge. We have the lovely  Sasayaki Glitter sponsoring us this week and the design team have used images from the sponsor. The prize is one digi for the winner of the challenge. Thank you so much!

I have coloured the lovely image called Christmas Penguins with copic markers. I have a small collection of those as well as my Winsor/Newton markers which is my go to markers. Anyway, coloured away and used tons of colours, and bright they are as well.


And since my image is colourful there is also colourful designer papers. I have had those for ages and the pad is a never ending pad. Tons of paper and lots of colours. I think it's from DoveCraft but the front is lost. I did some doodling and a piece of lace to decorate the card. Nice and easy.

Anyway, hope you like this happy card suiting for a kid I think.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 31 januari 2018

Birthday card over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! Second post for today but sadly it's only to tell about the new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. I have gotten the kids flu and is totally knocked out. All before I had the chance to make the card for this weeks challenge. It is second week we have that going on in the house now. So tired of it. The kids had the tummy flu as well last week. So I just hope that we are over and done with it all after this. So please, please everyone that feels a tiny bit sick around me; stay away! I have had it for this year! LoL

Anyway, the theme over at The Paper Shelter this week is nice and easy and should get you going. We have the theme of Birthdays and want to see a lovely birthday card for someone. Nice and easy we hope.

As always you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30 playing with the TPS brand. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice

Take care everyone and I see you soon again.

Love n hugs
Marie


Wreath or anything Christmas

Morning and hello! I am back again with yet another creation for the Merry Christmas Challenges. This is my final card out of three that is cross stitched with a sweet little Santa. Wonder if I will be able to part from this set? 


I totally adore these little charming ones. They take me around 3 - 4 hours to stitch but with many breaks as the needle is really tiny but I love the final look. They are super cute! I wonder what I will spend some time on stitching now. I have a book shelf filled with different patterns for Cross stitching but I don't have that much time for it. However this little set was lovely to work on and I am glad I managed to finish it off.

Anyway, now I can't wait to see what you create for the coming Christmas. It's only 11 months away as we have already come to an end of January. Time do fly don't you think?

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 30 januari 2018

Inspirational photo over at PFP

Morning and hello! How are you? Hope you're having a good time and feel ok? We are having a bunch of illnesses around here. This week we're working our way through some kind of winter flu. Tummy flu last week. Lots fun around here. :(

Well, it could be worse and it could be better. But now on to todays card. We have a new challenge up for you all over at Passion for Promarkers. Our theme is Inspirational photo, and it looks like this.

Denise Morgans foto.

We want you to take inspiration from the photo when it comes to colours, images or whatever you can find inspiration from. There is some lovely stuff to be inspired by here. Like the yummy cup cakes or the lovely flowers in the back ground or the smashing berries on top of the cup cakes etc.

I have chosen to be inspired by some of the colours, the pastel parts and the cup cakes. I have used an old image from Lili of the Valley and coloured it with some aquamarkers from Letraset. It was a long time since I used them so it was about time.

Marie Ingholts foto.

The designer papers are from Glitz, I think it's called Carpe Diem. I love the fabby colours in this pad. The striped one however did I make myself with a dark grey Tria marker from Letraset. I was a bit low on grey/black designer papers so I thought I give it a try to make my own. It's not perfect but it works out well for this project.

I have quite a lot of details on this card, at least to be me. I have used tons of dies from Magnolia like the cup cake and strawberries. There is a silver charm and some golden ink from Heidi Swapp. Have watched way too many scrapbooking movies lately and many of them uses different kind of inks and shines and whatever it all is called. There is also a piece of lace and punched butterflies.


Picture

Sponsoring us this week is Lacy Sunshine and the prize is three digis. How great wouldn't it be to win that one?

Take care everyone and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

onsdag 17 januari 2018

Shape it up! over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! I am back for the second time today and the clock hasn't more than passed 10 in the morning. A tiny bit of busy here today in other words. This will be the first challenge for the B-team over at the Paper Shelter and it starts today!

We are starting off with the theme of Shape it up! That means we want to see anything but square/rectangular cards this week. Square with a twist will be fine like the lovely shaped cards my teamies has made to inspire you all.


As always do we have our classic $30 voucher up for grabs if you are the lucky winner of the challenge. To have a shot at that you need to use a TPS image on your creation. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choise from the store.

For my card have I used the first new image of the year called Pixi Caramel Macchiato. I have used the pre coloured version as there really was no time to colour this time around. Besides that does Veronicas fantastic digital colouring deserve more attention. Maybe I should use the pre-coloured ones more often?


I decided to go round with my card this week. I am glad you didn't hear me when I tried to cut the spellbinder with the frame on it. It wasn't nice and it wasn't pretty. But I beat that die even if it took time. Truth to be told I need a bigger die cut mashine but they are both expensive and take up tons of room and I don't have that. I even find it hard to store my Big Shot. LoL

I used some lovely blue/turquise cardstock together with a mega old paper pad called Rose Garden. I think it's from Papermania. You don't see much of it but I also managed to use a few border stripes  and die cuts from the same paper pad. Taking some inspiration from all the scrapbooking you tube videos I have been watching lately. Always with the thought in mind that I will do more LO's for the albums instead of just buying more stuff to my over crowded scraproom. If it's working? Naae, but at least I dared to try out some embellishments that I wouldn't have gone for otherwise. Maybe I should realize that I am a card maker and not a scrapbooker of photos. LoL

Anyway, there is some details added to the card with two different kind of glitter stickles, some twine, some lace, some pearls and some distress ink as well.

So this is all from me for today. I will now rest for a while and hope to get my back ready to work again. It has been many hours by the computer lately and it will not ease down just yet. But for now I am done.

Take care and do something that makes you happy! And don't forget to play with us over at the Paper Shelter this week. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes



Stockings or Anything Christmas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my little corner of the blogging world. It's Wednesday again and time for a new challenge over at TMCC. This time is our optional theme of Stockings or as we always have "Anthing goes Christmas". That means everything Christmas related works for our challenges. Nice and easy now when most challenges doesn't have a Christmas theme. I for sure was happy last year when I had enough with cards for each and everyone that I needed to send a card too. No stress at all and tons of fun!


This is my second card of three showing one of my Cross stitched Christmas cards that is ready for this year's celebration. This little sweetheart has a book in his hands and he looks pretty happy where he is. I don't decorate the front of the card with anthing more than the motive if anyone wants to frame the picture as it will fit a 10 x 15 cm frame from ex. IKEA. Then the card will come to use for more than one year which I always hope for.

Well time for me to keep going. I hope you will come and join our fun and easy challenges over at The Merry Christmas Challenges.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 16 januari 2018

Something new over at PFP

Morning and hello! Time for challenges here again. I know that my blog is a bit quiet every second week but bare with me for a while and I get back on track again. Tons to do at work at the moment and since I spend most of my days writing I get really tired and isn't in the most stunning mood for writing again when I get back home. LoL It will soon settle.

Denise Morgans foto.

We have a new challenge up over at Passion For Promarkers this morning. That means we want you to colour your image or what ever that is coloured on your creation with promarkers from Letraset / Winsor and Newton. Then you have the chance of winning this weeks prize which is from the lovely people over at Little Miss Muffet stamps. The prize is worth $6.

For my card where you have to use something new have I used an image from 2013, not that new but it's a lovely image from the Paper Shelter. However the paper pad I have used is new to me and it from Simply Creative and the pad is called Folk Song. The papers are a bit thin but the prints are lovely. I have also used a new die from Joy craft I think but I have managed to cover the flowers up totally. But they are there, promise.


I have also added a musical note charm and some music note dies from my stash. Old fashion flowers which I never have used the grey ones before. The white ones are go to flowers. Some lace and some small, really small letter stickers which took me forever to get on to the card. 

Ok then, tired as I am I finish this post here and hope to see you come and play with us over at PFP this week.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 3 januari 2018

Happy New Year or Anything Christmas over at TMCC

Morning and hello! I am back again with a new post in the New Year. I hope you are all doing fine? Back to work again after all the celebrations. My kids has yet another week of from school and that means a mess here at home but we are doing our best to get things going. They are old enough to be home alone for a few hours but not the whole day. Luckly I am working short days, but they still have time to fight over the PC when we're not home. LoL

Today is the start of a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge. We have the optional theme of Happy New Year or Anything goes for Christmas/ Christmas themed. 

I have spent some of the celebration time doing something that I used to do all the time before. I have been Cross stitching as I don't need to see the colours perfect doing that, just following the chart with the numbers. It was a good change for me and I am really happy about it. So all of January will I showcase a Cross stitched card for our challenge over at TMCC. They are from the same set but with a slightly different theme to them. 


It takes me quite some time to stitch these little Santas as my fingers are not too happy about the small needles but at the moment has it been a bit too much fun not to do this. I spent every woken hours doing this 10 years ago. I have tons of kits laying around the house just waiting for me to get started or to finish what I have already going on. LoL Let just say that I have enough kits to last me a lifetime. And as much when it comes to crochet yarn. It might show up one or two doilies I have crocheted as well on this blog.

Anyway, I hope that you will keep going with your Christmas projects and spend a little time taking part in our challenges. We always have the theme of Anything goes and an optional one as well if you like more of a challenge.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes