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

tisdag 22 maj 2018

Happy birthday over at PFP

Morning and hello from a hot Sweden! Here do we everything at the same time! We celebrate the world cup gold in icehockey, having colds and getting sun burned. And to top all of this off do we also celebrate our 9th birthday over at Passion for Promarkers this week. Hurray! The reason why I started my blog ages ago!

So this week do we want to see your anniversery cards. Filled with greetings for what ever reason. I have made a card with a stamp that I can't find the name off but it is a lovely looking rose. It's a bit old fashion and I would have liked to stamp it in brown but couldn't find my brown ink so therefore black and a bit hard looking.


I used some of my Maja Design papers to match the image up as it has a vintage feel to it, just like the image. I only use some lace as decore for this card and some dies to add details. I wasn't in any mood for more and sometimes less is enough.

We have plenty of sponsors for this challenge and I thought I be a bit sneaky and add them later on when I get back home from work. I don't think you'll mind. But if you do you can always pop on over to the fabby PFP challenge blog and have a look for yourself. Denise and Gina runs this blog in a fabby way and is the best team leaders ever. So cheers to many more years together!

Here comes the big info


Onto this week's theme and we have a very special challenge for you this week as it's our 9th Anniversary. Can you believe it's been 9 years since Gina and myself started our little blog to share our love of all things Letraset/Winsor & Newton?  It only seems like yesterday when we nervously made our first post!  As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you of "birthday creations".  As the title suggests we simply want you to make something for a birthday – simples eh!  We expect to see lots of entries this week but please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.
As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go....
                                                 
DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher
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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher

Dies to Die For logo

Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice
UnikoLogo

A Day for Daisies are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher

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Di’s Digi Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher
Di's Digital Stamps

Cowling & Wilcox are offering one lucky winner a 6 pack of Promarkers (vibrant tones)
Cowling & Wilcox logo

All Dressed Up stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice
All Dressed Up stamps

Come on over and join us for our birthday fun. They only think you need to think about is to use some Letraset/winsor & Newton promarkers for your creation!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Always fun Challenges -Anything goes
Artistic Inspiration challenges - Anything goes
Fashionable Stamping challenges - Flowers
Corrosive Challenges - Anything goes

onsdag 9 maj 2018

Round it up over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello! Time for a new creation here, second one for today. I have two dt-creations coming up every second Wednesday. This one is for my Paper Shelter team and our theme this week is "Round it up". That means we want to see round shapes on your creations. The card or what you create can be round, you can use round embellishments, round the corners etc. Just as long as it is some kind of round.

For my card have I used "Most adorable duck" pre coloured version. Soccer season is on the go and I have many meetings as well for the youth part of the club. So a busy schedule at the moment. Let me say that the coming long weekend is really welcomed by me. Hopefully will I be able to work a bit head on my coming dt-projects.


To match up all the lovely colour in this super cute image have I used a mix of designer papers from Echo Park and Carta Bella. It's just tiny bits, in my world meaning a few left over sheets left from this pads and still I can't manage to throw them away. I can use some more bits and pieces for some creations or die cuts. LoL I love how the colours came together in this card. It's perfect for a little toddler or a new born. Or just as a happy greeting for anyone who happens to love birds or ducks.

Anyway, I hope that you come and join us for this fun challenge. Just use some kind of round and you are good to go. You don't even have to colour on your own if you don't want too.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes


Anything goes Christmas with option Plaid

Morning and hello! It's christmas time here in my blog corner again. We have a new challenge up for you over at The Merry Christmas Challenge. You can either make any Christmas card you like or you can use our optional theme of plaid. Nice and easy. Make it more challenging or not. It's totally up to you!

For this challenge have I followed the challenge and used the theme of plaid. I had an Magnolia image that I coloured ages ago with distress inks and then paired them up with some designer papers from Lawn Fawn. I don't remember if it's called Winter or what it was, but it's fairly new and it is really lovely with it's grey, white and turquoise colour combo.


It looks more like blue here but it's green blueish in real life. I have used an old sketch from Papertake Weekly. Their sketches are still a great source of inspiration for me. For decoration have I used a few of my old die cuts that is left overs from my other projects. They all go into a box where I pick them out when needed. It's so boring to bring out the die cut mashine that I always make way too much of them and keep for coming projects. 

I have also used a bunch of enamel dots both round and heart shaped. A few Card Craft candies is also used for decoration on this card. I think most of the die cuts are made with a Lawn Fawn die called Mini Snow flakes or something like that.

Well this is all from me for now. I look forward to see what you all come up with for this week's challenge. Come on over to us over at TMCC and join us for the fun!

Take care and make the most of your day!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 8 maj 2018

Photoinspiration over at PFP

Morning and hello! Hope you are all doing well. It is already time for a new challenge over at PFP. Can you believe how quickly the time flies? It's not easy keeping up with the speed that's for sure. This week are we having a photo inspiration challenge up for you all to play along with.  

This is the inspirational photo. A lovely one with a blooming orchid. Take inspiration from the flowers, the shapes, the colours etc. The choise is yours, just remember that you have to use your winsor/Newton markers former known as Letraset Markers. A nice and easy one for you all to enjoy this week.

Denise Morgans foto.

I have for once used a sponsor image. Not that often I dare to do that as I never know if I will be able to join the challenges because of the pain or not. But this time I started early but hardly didn't finish anyway. LoL The weather has gone from ice cold to super hot for the season so it has been a bit of struggle. However a few days now with really warm weather has made it better again. My joints feels good in the cold while the the fibro loves the heat and since the fibro is most active at the moment I have decided to join the good weather for now. 

Our proud sponsor this week is Time for Tea Designs and they offer 3 digis for one lucky winner for this challenge.

For my card have I use our sponsor image called Girl with Giant Icecream. Of couse have I coloured with my Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers. The desinger papers are from First Edition I think and I have absolutly no clue from which pad they are. They split as soon as you think about using of the the papers... So there I can't help you at all. 


 All the edges are distressed with some distress inks. Walnut stain I think it is. I never look at what I use, it's always the same. Then I kind of went mad with some wooden hearts and a stamp which I couldn't find the name. But I like what it says. LoL Kind of my motto. And if everything else fails, why not be happy about ice cream, right? I have also used a few pearls on the card.

Well this is all from me for today. I am totally finished now as I saw the doctor yesterday and I have trouble doing more than I normally do. So tons more tired but I am happy that I only have a three day working week. And a meeting for the soccer club, the youth section have a meeting. Well, until later...

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Create and Makes - Anything goes
DigiChoosday - Anything goes
A little bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes

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