fredag 13 oktober 2017

Christmas flower

Morning and hello! Hope you have had a good week so far. I have been home with sick kids again. But now we're on the go again. Having some family fun the coming weekend and no soccer at all for the first time in a very long time. Feels great!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Winter Wonderland challenge blog and we have the theme of Christmas flowers. So anything with Christmas flowers should do it. It's a nice and simple theme so you might even have the time to make two cards? :)

Helen Niles foto.

Sponsoring this challenge is Little Claire Design who offers three digis of winners choice.

Here is a little info about the sponsor
Little Claire Designs is based on the Wirral in the north west of England and is owned and run by Steve and Gill. They sell a range of great stamps, digis, outline stickers, ready to use images, papers and other goodies.

You may well have seen Steve at craft shows up and down the country and he is now also a regular on Hochanda!They also host regular craft classes (run by or teamleader Helen!!)

Here on the Wirral - take a look at the website if you fancy a fun day out with good company and lots of card making. Their blog is also an activ place to visit.

Well then to my card then. For this card have I used the Poinsettia and coloured it with my Letraset/ Winsor and Newton markers. There is also some glitter pens used for details and sparkle. I added a few pearls in the middle for some details that gives some texture as well as some sparkle.

The designer papers I have used is a mix from Magnolia and Dovecraft or maybe Paper Mania. The sentiment is from Marianne Design I think and so is the banner die. I have also used a Martha Stewart punch for some details on the edges. A ribbon tied with a bow and a heart charm is also added to the mix. To balance up the top part of the card have I used some pearl hearts.

Well, I hope you will come and join our challenge over at the Winter Wonderland. It's a nice and easy challenge and you only have to make sure that you have some Christmas flowers on your creation.

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 11 oktober 2017

Anything goes - Christmas

Morning and hello! And an early moring it is. This is posted before I woke up today. Time differences you know. A total mess to keep track of. I am just hoping I am halfway right. Anyway, it's Wednesday at least and it's time for a new challenge over at the Merry Christmas Challenge. So come on and join us for some festive fun!

I am working my way down the pile of Christmas cards that needs to be done. Yet again am I using the Christmas village from Lawn Fawn. I coloured a bunch of these houses at the same time with the same colours so the look kind of simular but it's easiest that way. So if you think you have seen this card before, you have not, but you have seen a simular one and I am guessing that a few more will show up using this set. The snowy hills are also dies from Lawn Fawn.

I have coloured with distress markers this time and some glitter pens for the stars, moon and in the windows of the houses. All roofs has gotten the same treatment as well. Just for some Christmas sparkle.

Sweet and short today. I wish you a great week and hope you will come and join us over at the Merry Christmas Challenge this week as well. We are getting closer and closer to the big celebrations aren't we?

Take care and do something that you enjoy!

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 10 oktober 2017


Morning and hello! Hope you're having a good week so far? I am a bit tired as the days are getting shorter and the sun shine burst isn't that big at the moment. Well, something is good at least and that is that we have a new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers and this weeks theme is set to "embossing", wet or dry. It's totally up to you.

Before I show you the card, to my defence I was really tired making this card. It was made in the middle of the night in an attempt to think about something else than the pain that was going on during that time. It's better now but my card is still a bit crooked. LoL

I have once again use one of the fantastic images from Sassy Cheryl. Her images just make me smile and feel good. They are totally fantastic! And I happen to love snow men. :) Of course it's coloured with my Winsor & Newton / Letraset Markers. I have also used a few pencils to enhance the shadowing. I ended up with a bit of strange colours for this card, but it turned out quite fun. A happy card!

My designer papers are from Dove Craft and the pad Merry Magic. Filled with fun and funky Christmas papers in a modern twist, that's for sure. But if it's colourful it's spreads happy...
Our theme is embossing and I have some on my card but it doesn't show that much as I have it on the back panel and it's done on vellum. I have used a snow flake embossing plate. And to all the happy colours have I used some black accents. It makes all the colours pop even more.

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring our challenge is Uniko and the prize up for grabs is one stamp set, which must be in stock. We thank our sponsor for that.

Don't forget that you have to use the Winsor & Newton / Letraset markers to have a chance of winning our prize.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - Anything goes
Create and makes - Anything goes
Digi choose day challenges - anything goes
The Holly and the Ivy - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes

onsdag 4 oktober 2017

Border dies or border punches

Morning and hello! I am back again with a new dt-project for my beloved Paper Shelter. Wednesdays comes around qickly these days and I am having a blast making Christmas cards. Better role with it as long as it lasts. LoL

This week our theme is set to border punches or border dies. Either one or both is fine with us. Most of us have tons of these laying around, but are we really making the work with us? I for sure doesn't do it enough. So this time I really had to pull them out.

I have used the first Christmas digi of the year for this card. It's called Santas helper and I have coloured with my Letraset/Winsor and Newton markers. I have also used a white gel pen for some details and covering up. Too heavy on hand with my markers and making it bleed a bit even if I use good paper to colour on.

I have used a paper pad from Glitz that has nothing to do with Christmas at all. Thought it would be fun to try something different and since my main colours are red and grey on this card, I thought why not go black and white with the DP's? Became kind of fun and I like it even if it's a little busy in it's patterns. The paper pad is called "black and white".

To decorate have I used some pebbles letter stickers and spelled out Merry Christmas in Swedish. Some twine for texture and a snow flake charm as I have around 200 of them or so. Kind of need to use them up, don't I? The punch I have used is one of my very first ones. It's from Fiskars and I think it's called lace something somehing. I have also used a border die from DooHickey, Magnolia. I have only use a tiny bit of it and it's not so long from the start either. Thought it would be cute to add it as an extra detail even if it's hardly visable.

When you play with us over at The Paper Shelter you always have a chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30, but that is only if you use one of our digis. Playing with another brand gives you the chance to win three digis of your choice. Nice isn't it?

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

Love n hugs

onsdag 27 september 2017

Anything Christmas

Morning and hello! Hope your week is good and that you have time to do something that you enjoy. Here it's still some soccer practise left and even a few games so I still spend some time with that. In between all the games I play with my craft stuff to relax. 

Today is the start of a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge. Your easy way to get all of your Christmas cards done in time. Easy peasy as we always have the theme of Anything Christmas. So do come and join us. You will be spoild with different kind of inspiration for this challenge. 

And then over to my card. I have a favourit brand when it comes to Christmas images and that is Lawn Fawn. Fun to colour and easy to make the same but still different. So this is the set called Christmas village used here. I have coloured with distress markers and some glitter pens in gold and clear. It doesn't show very well here but IRL it does for sure. The dp behind the scen is really old and I can't remember from where it is but it's nice to finish something that has been around for quite some time. 

Well folks, that's all for today. I wish you a great week and hope that you will come and play with us over at the merry Christmas challenge. Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
Addicted to stamps and more - Anything goes
Crafting by design - Let's get ready for Christmas
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - Anything Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy- Anything Christmas