Tuesday 31 December 2019

Wishes or Anything goes over at Creatalicious

Good afternoon everyone and a happy new year to you all!
This is the final blog post of 2019. Hasn't the year passed by really quickly? It feels like it was just a few weeks since 2019 started. 

It has in my world been a really hard year with tons of pain and sorrow after losing Hasse just before Christmas. I will never have a cat like him again. He always sat with us at the dinner table, saying to him you have to wait for your treats. He looked at me with his big yellow eyes, putting his head to the left and then right. Then he sent out one of his paws to start his fishing journey. When he was done, he put a "kiss" on the cheek. I will miss him like crazy!

So on the final day of year 2019 do we have a new challenge going live for creatalicious challenges. You have the theme of wishes or anything goes, just like always. You can enter the challenge up to three times. 

We are sponsored by Hannah Lynn which is offering one lucky winner 2 digis.

For my card have I used the Hannah Lynn image called Halloween Wolf. She's coloured with my Promarkers and some glitter markers on top of that. I did also use some kind of glitter card for the back drop to the image. 


My designer papers are from Primas Moulin Rouge which has been in my stash for a long time. I cut the curtain part of one part of the pad, used a blue paper as back ground and added a paper from another pad with text on it from an even older pad. Some lace in cream and brown, a few golden pearls on a few snow flakes that I die cut with my Lawn Fawn die. Finished the card of with a sentiment from Hanglar & Wings saying "Vinterhälsningar" (winter wishes).

Well then, I wish you well for the New Year and hope you have a wonderful year 2020!

Love n hugs,
Marie

Tuesday 24 December 2019

Mega challenge with anything goes theme over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello!
It's time for team 1 to show of their cards for Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge. The theme is set to Anything goes and last until January 6th. 

I have made yet another Magnolia card this time with the sweet skiing Edwin. I have used a paper pad that I think is a Polish brand but I can't find it in the mess at the moment. 

For decorations for this card have I fussy cut the border strips up and down and layered them. Some pearl stars and sequins adds some glitter and bling.


Info from the main challenge blog

This week we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 7th January 2020!  I’m sure you’ll agree that both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year and they deserve a little break to catch up on their last minute gifts and cards.  However to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Our very simple theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “anything goes”.  We would like to see absolutely anything for this challenge, no restrictions apart from the obvious one of course!  You are welcome to make Christmas creations but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x


So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!

Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher
Dies to Die For logo

Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
UnikoLogo

Di's Digi Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher
Di's Digital Stamps

Dr Digi's House of Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Dr Digi's House of Stamps

Leann’s World 101 are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images

Colour of Love digis are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

All Dressed Up stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!

Well then, just grab your promarkers and start creating. You have to 6th of January to play along in this challenge and you can enter up to three times.

Take care and do something you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

Thursday 19 December 2019

Winner from my blog hop post

Morning and hello!


Just a short note to tell you my winner from the blog hop and this time it goes to



Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Hope you'll have a great time playing with your image and maybe enter our "Anything goes" challenge that runs to January 2020.

Congratulations you have won one digi of your choice from the Paper Shelter Store. Please contact Veronica from the Paper Shelter using the contact form on the challenge blog. Don't forget to mention that you are a lucky winner from the bloghop. Winner of Marie / Cards by MI.

Love n hugs 
Marie

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Anything goes over at The Paper Shelter

Morning and hello!
Thanks to each and everyone who took the time to play along and enjoy our blog hop over at the Paper Shelter. It's wonderful that we still have this great support from you all, after all these years. Fantastic!


Well then, today is it time for a new challenge over at the paper shelter and this time we're having a little break over Christmas. So no commenting will be done from the team but the prize is the same as always. $30 gift voucher to the store playing with a TPS image or 3 images of your choice playing with another brand.

I have for this card used the lovely image called Fun In The Snow. Coloured it ages ago with my promarkers and brought it together with my Dove Craft paper pad. The only decoration for the card is using a border punch for the edges of the standing panel and a sentiment stamp from Hänglar Wingar Sweden. Don't remember when I bought a stamp set that I have used so much in such short time. I also used a darker card stock for the image panel and that toned down the darker colours of the image a bit and made it pop as well. 


Well then, short and sweet as I have a sick cat in the house and I have trouble focusing on anything at the moment. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year if you don't hear from me in a while. 

Take care, and do something that you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

Thursday 12 December 2019

A new card Just for the fun of it

Morning and hello!12th of December and here in Sweden is it only 12 more days before the day with the big "D" arrives. We have our main celebrations during the 24th, and the starts fussball (indoor soccer) tournaments until the middle of January or so. LoL Actually for us it is true. We have at least on kid play 29th of December, but you have tournaments that start 26 of December as well. It's stressful to keep up with them all. And in the middle of it all are there adults play as well. It's fun to watch and we probably should be doing something more relaxing but for now is this what we enjoy.

Anyway, tomorrow is the 13th and I have a doctors appointment that I have been waiting for, for at least a month and a half. I can hardly remember why I wanted to go there. Well, I do but it starts to feel better by now so...

13th of December is also Lucia day here in Sweden. We celebrate an Italian Saint who come with light and hope. Her name was St Lucia. Well, she wasn't named saint but become one after dying martyr death.


Often does kids dress up and sing christmas carols in church or in school. They have a white long dress on and a red ribbon around the waist. Well since 1950 or so has it also included some ginger bread men, star boys, santas and maidens that often has tinsel in their hair and around their waist. Lucia has a crown with candlelights in it.

Well, I have an image like that and I love it. I kind of doesn't stamp alot any more. I mostly use digital images. Therefore my stamps never get used but somehow when Christmas comes around I dig out my Magolias and this is one of them.

She's coloured with my Promarkers and paired up with a pad from I think a polish company but I am not sure what it's called. I have used some flowers, silver web and die cuts to dress the card. I hope you like it and that you take some time of your busy December and do something just for the fun of it.

Take care and make happiness!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Mega Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello!
It's time for the yearly Mega Christmas challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. As my team won't be posting until 24th, I have just some info about the challenge for you today. This is a bit from our challenge blog. 

This week we are launching our very special “Mega Christmas challenge” which runs for a whole month and ends on 7th January 2020!  I’m sure you’ll agree that both design teams have worked extremely hard once again this year and they deserve a little break to catch up on their last minute gifts and cards.  However to make up for the lack of challenges we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Our very simple theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is “anything goes”.  We would like to see absolutely anything for this challenge, no restrictions apart from the obvious one of course!  You are welcome to make Christmas creations but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation.  As time is precious for our DT at this time of year we are limiting the number of entries you can make to just 3 for this month long challenge.  Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you must use your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers.  Please can you help us by stating which Letraset products you have used on your creation i.e. ‘coloured with promarkers’ etc.  Thanks x x

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!

Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher
Dies to Die For logo

Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
UnikoLogo

Di's Digi Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher
Di's Digital Stamps

Dr Digi's House of Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Dr Digi's House of Stamps

Leann’s World 101 are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images

Colour of Love digis are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images

All Dressed Up stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!

We have asked both design teams to share some inspiration with you but as it such a long challenge we will be posting the inspiration from Team 2 today and then in two week’s time we will be posting inspiration from Team 1. So here are the gorgeous cards from team 2 (please click on their names to visit their personal blogs):

Well then, you have to wait for my creation but do take some time and play long with the team. You can enter up to three times and our next challenge will go live January 7th.

Love n hugs
Marie

Saturday 7 December 2019

Anything goes over at Winter Wonderland

Morning and hello, or in this case good afternoon and hello!
I am a day off or so, our new challenge at the Winter Wonderland went live yesterday. I didn't managed to finish my card in time Thursday, got sick before I could finish it and here we are. I have done it, a few minutes at time. Now I just hope it will dry quick and easy while I write this. It's our last challenge for 2019 and our theme is set to "Anything goes".


We are sponsored by the lovely people over at  Digital Delights this month and they offer one lucky winner a gift voucher worth $5 to spend in their store. How nice isn't that? There is plenty of images to choose from. 

Here are some links to their store etc. Just click the name and you will get there.

Shop 

For my card then have I used the same image as the rest of the team. It's called  Magical Tree Santa. It's sweet image and lovely to colour. I have used my promarkers to colour and some glitter pens to add some details. I have also used some glossy accent on the red nose and glasses. I did also go over the snow flakes after having coloured them with a glitter pen.

For designer papers have I used a bunch of papers from a paper pad called Merriest Christmas by docraft's Papermania. They have a little modern twist to the normal bright red and green that normally comes for Christmaspads. I like it even if I have to think around the colours when I colour. The clash with the traditional versions of it. :)


I have used some die cuts to decorate the card, some pears, a piece of ribbon and a bow to decorate the card. It was pretty nice and easy to put together. 

Anyway, I hope that you will take the time to play along with us and finish off your last cards for the year, or maybe start the new ones for next year. It's good to start in time!

Take care and do something that you enjoy and make you relax!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Bloghop over at the Paper Shelter

Morning and hello!
It's December once again and over at the Paper Shelter does it mean celebration time. We have our yearly blog hop to celebrate that a new year has passed and that a new one starts. So this time, lasting until December 17th you can visit all our blogs and having a chance of winning a digi of your choice. You have one chance at each blog you visit including the main blog. 

On top of the blog hop do we have our normal challenge and the theme is set to "birthdays / celebrations". That means everything is welcome from Christmas to birthdays. It's important that your creation shows some kind of celebration, either with the image or a sentiment. 

So you don't have to take part in the blog hop to join our challenge or take part in our challenge to play along with the blog hop. One, two or both is totally fine.

I have made a birthday card for this challenge. It's for a girl that has her birthday 1st of January and I normally make her card when we have the blog hop. It only says winter hugs on the sentiment but inside do I have a birthday sentiment as well. Maybe I should take a little photo of that as well. I'll think about that. 


Anyway, I have used the image called Ice skates and it's a real cutie. I have been wanting to colour this image for a long time and now it's finally done. I have used by Promarkers to colour and have paired the sweet lady up with some Maja Design papers. The sentment stamp is from Hänglar & Wings and says winter hug. 

For decorations have I used a bunch of die cuts from Magnolia, some glitter dots from Marianne Design and some wooden stars. A sheer ribbon is also used in a lovely light blue colour. 


As always do we have the fabby gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with our brand. Playing with another brand you have the chance to win three digis of your choice. And this week you have a chance of winning one digi of your choice at each and everyones blog as well. You do have to comment to have a chance of winning. 

So here comes the blog hop order for you. I know it's tons of blogs to visit, but it's totally up to you if you want to visit everyone or just a few of us. Anyway you should return to the main blog if you have visited all the other blogs before mine. 

Here comes all the blogs to visit
Take care and do something you love!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Christmas Critters over at PFP

Morning and hello!
We have yet another new challenge for you over at Passion for Promarkers. This week's theme is set to "Christmas Critters". In other words we want to see some Christmassy animals or pets this week. 

Bilden kan innehålla: text

Our sponsor is Clearly Besotted Stamps which offer one lucky winner a gift code worth £20. Isn't that amazing? You know you have to be in it, to have a chance to win it. You have to use your promarkers or their cousins in any form, like trias, like aquamarkers etc from the former Letraset brand.

For my card this week have I used an image from The Paper Shelter called Checking it twice. Isn't it funny? I love this charming pair of friends working together, and hanging together. It's really sweet in my mind. 


My card design is really simple and clean with only a ribbon and a punch helping me to add some details to the card. The ribbon says let it snow but you don't see much of it. Then there is a flower punch to add some interest to the middle panel of the card. I have also added a sentiment stamp saying "God jul och gott nytt år" in Swedish. That means Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It comes from a Hanglar and Vings' set that I bought not too long ago. It is fabby, have used it tons lately. Can it be beacause it only has winter and Christmas greetings on it? ;) The paper pad is an old one from, well that's the big question... Dove craft or Papermania maybe? 

Anyway, this is all for now. I hope you take the time and play along with us. Just remember to use your Promarkers of some sort and you have a chance or so on the fabby prize up for grabs this week.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card