söndag 28 november 2010

A couple of challenges

Here comes a card that I made last night. Unable to sleep I started to colour in this little darling from Kenny K's. This months freebee if I'm not misstaken. She is coloured with my grey pens, mostly warm grey. But then I remember the fabby tut over at Passion for Promarker where all kind of greys were used on the same image, different parts. Ahhha! So I tired that and loved the result of it. Pure joy going grey! To finish my card I have used one of Tim Holtz paper pads, Shabby Chic I believe this is.
A few challenges put this card into:
* Kenny K's - Think pink (my card is not totally pink, but it's there)
* Passion for Promarkers - Special challenge with bloghop (the little gal is coloured with promarkers) The new is the image and oldie is the paper pad.
* Friday Sketchers - as the sketch for the card comes from those lovely people.
* Inktegrity - Anythings goes

Hugs and everything nice and cosy,
Marie

Design Team call over at Kenny K's

So over at Kenny K's is a design team call going on. It's open til 30th of November so if your interested pop over there straigt away. Klick on the link to find out all the info you need. Reading all of the other ones who enter then design team call, i can tell t's a bunch of nervous ladies who wants a spot on the team. Which I would love too. :) Fun images to colour, totally different from everything else. Just as much as I love the cute and cuddly images from other places, I adore these digis because of there cartoonish (is there a word like that?) style. A little hotter, a little cooler and perfect for the cards we all stuggle with, male birthdays. :)

To show of two of your best cards is also something you have to do to enter the DT call. Hard to tell. I am not my own biggest fan that's for sure. However, these I kind of like at least. :) More than two but I don't seem to be able to stay at one style. Sometimes very simple, other times lots of layers, flowers and other decos...

Well, it's fun to give this a try and all I can do is hope for the best.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Hugs,
Marie
(Sorry about the totally strange colours on this photo. Snow and bad light is not very good for me and my camera! The card is acually grey and pink, using the Shabby Chic paper pad from Tim Holtz.)


torsdag 25 november 2010

Purple little gal

Hi and hello!
My boys are out playing in the snow that still comes down on us. Feeling a lot better but still with lots of cough. Never seems to end. Thought that I hurry and put this up on the blog, never know when I get the chance again. :)
For this card I have used a free bee from Inger Harding. Kind of cute and easy to colour in. She is all in lilac as that is the theme over at "Bah! Humbug!. The DP are from Panduro. I kind of smeared out lilac stickles on it and also embossed a the edges with silver embossing powder to break it up a little. The lilac looks a biut messy here on the photo IRL it's not as bad. Actually quite well balanced... :)

The sketch is from Sparkle Dreams Challenge. Flowers are from Wild orchid Crafts as well as the pearly things. Over at Passion for Promarkers the theme is something new and something old as it is time to shift design team there. The Challenge goes on for two weeks and also has a bloghop. Pop over and have a look for yourself! So my new stuff is two: the lilac glitter stickles and the DP, and the images has been on my computer forever, so that is the old stuff.

OK, nasty feeling that the boys are on the way inside again, so I stop here and wish you a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Marie

onsdag 24 november 2010

A Magonlia card

Could not sleep again last night strangely enough. I was up the main part of the day and the night before that with a sick kid again. :( It was a very long night let me tell you that. Now it's getting better and I do hope that the little one won't get this as well. Spent a lot of hours in the laundry room again...


The stamp is one of my all time favourties from Magnolia, Snowy with star. He has gotten some snow flakes around him, flower soft snow and lots of glitter glue. He is coloured with my promarkers. For the decorations I've used a ribbon from Wild Orchid Craft and I think that the pins are from there as well. Card Craft Candy, dew drops from the flower shop, and a charm from Bunny Zoe makes other parts of the decos together with the snow flake from  Panduro.

There is a few Challenges that this card fits into this week:
* Just Magnolia - white + one colour (blue in my case)
* Die Cut Dreams x-mas challenge -  Anything goes
* A spoon full of sugar - Anything goes
* Totallygorjuss Challenge - Not so traditional x-mas colours
* Papertake weekly Challenge - Cut it out (Border with DH Magnolia lace)
* I love promarkers - Anything goes, with a little bit of sparkle
* Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Christmas without red and green

Now of to some rest and maybe read a story to Willy who has been out playing in the snow for a little while. It came this night and I didn't have the heart to tell him to stay in even if he is still not totally well. He had a blast out there but not so much energy.

Hugs,
Marie

måndag 22 november 2010

Passion for Promarkers

After a crazy weekend it was good to sit down today and make a plain and simple card. I have used one of the super cute stamps from Bildmålarna for this card and coloured him in with the promarkers of course. The papers are from Bearly Mine Design again. Both of them are freebees. I am so in love with this green and blue combo, and it fitted perfect for the birthday card for my youngerst nephew. 1 year old already! It's the most happy kid on earth and so in love with balls that it's strange if you don't see him with one in his little hand. :)
The theme over at PFP this week is distress and stitching. Distress OK, stitching I don't know but I did have my sewing mashine out as I have been making curtains this weekend. So I thought I give it a try. May be it gets easier with time? I have some more curtain and table cloth making to do so I might give it another go when it's already up and running. Who knows? :)

Anyway, have to eat a little something and then some more cardmaking I think. Need the distraction as my knees hurts like - - - -.

Hugs
Marie

söndag 21 november 2010

A sketch from Stämpelgården

About a week ago I found this wonderful and easy to work with sketch here at "home", in Sweden that is. This was found at "Stämpelgården". Buy a lot of my stamps from there and the service is super. Thanks girls! I mainly go for blogs in the UK and I have kind of promissed myself to keep a little more busy in my "home town" as well. :)
For this little card of mine I have used a Bildmålarna stamp from the new Christmas collection, a little Tossa with a lantern. Really cute! The designer papers are from Bearly Mine Design. I love this deep red paper in the back ground and the little vintage feeling that comes with the paper with the red berries. Some squares to finish it off. I did also use that paper to make the flowers together with some prima and Wild Orchid flowers. A little gold stickles, pearl makers pen in gold (with foot steps from one of the cats. Had to repair down in the corner). Had some golden prints on the floor looked kind of fun, but not so fun that I wanted to keep them. ;) The "God Jul" sentiment is a bargin from Stämpelgården. I love it!

For the inside of the card I have once again gone for the square paper in green, it goes so well with this lovely insert from the digi set "Christmas Inserts". You find it over at Bearly Mine Design. The insert as I told from "Christmas Inserts" and the rest of the wonderful papers are from "Christmas Joy".

Time to deal with my headace. Probably try to rest or go to bed really early today and hope it's gone tomorrow.

Hugs,
Marie

torsdag 18 november 2010

Santa Claus is preparing for X-mas

With only a few weeks left till X-mas is here again, I've let our dear Father Christmas take the spot light for todays card. The stamp is one of the new ones over at Joanna Sheen's. There is a whole bunch of wonderful Christmas stamps in the Giordano stamp range. Fell in love with them the first time I saw them and are still aahhing and ooohhing over them. :)
In the corners I've used a stamp from Stempleglade grunge heart. Flowers are from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. My pearl maker pens has also been put to use after just standing at my desk calling out to be used. The ticket stamp is from Magnolia. For the first time in ages I have used my aquarell colours. It was such a joy to get them out again. Have hardly not used them since I had my big period of painting pictures 15 years ago. Have almost forgot how to use them. :)

I enter this card to the following lovely challenges:
* ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for X-mas
*Lexi's Creations - Traditional Christmas Colours
The Stamp man - Christmas

So far it's a really dull day over here in Kalmar and I am not in mood for much. I think I go and find something to watch at the TV and the rest for a while. Get some rest and then hope for some new inspiration to make a card or two. Hope you have a little sunshine where ever you are.

Hugs,
Marie

måndag 15 november 2010

Lili of the Valley

This week at Lili of the Valley Challenge blog you are free to use any image you want to, even if it's not LOTV. I however is using one of their wonderful images. I had to try the colour James tutorial that is up on the blog. Easier said than done as I only had four of the colours that was used so I had to do my own version anyway. It's a look a like at least. I feel that I have to practise to leave a little more white when I colour my images. At this point it's not ready before it's filled with colour. :)

The DP are, just like it has been the last couple of weeks from Bearly Mine Design. These ones are all from the new didi kit Christmas Dreams. I am sooo in love with that green colour. Delish! Have used my very much neglected pearl maker pen in gold. Think I have to use them before they dry out on my. :)

Well, it's almost time for dinner and hope that I can lay done one minute before it stands on the table. I'm changing my pills to a smaller doze and I feel the body wondering what is going on. Have been on them for almost two and a half year so I guess it will take some time to get them out of the system as well. Step by step.

Enjoy a wonderful evening,

Hugs for you all!
Marie

Finally! I am back!

Only two, almost three days late compared to what I wrote Friday morning. We got hit! Yepp, we got hit of the tummy flue. Well the kids did especially the youngers one. There is some crazy thing that goes on out there. This should be some kind of special tummy flue for the young kids, almost only two year old gets it. Guess how old my youngerst is? Right two. Thank you flue God! Just what we needed and I really love to do laundry. Baaah. Well it was short and "sweet" and it seems to be over now and now we just have to recharge our batteries to start off the new week a little later on today.


The card that has been put on hold is this blue and silver creation. (Please tell me why my cards always loses colours when they go and visit Mr Blogger? What am I doing wrong?)The reason for this colour choise is the "Totally Tilda Challenge Blog" where the theme is "Blue and Silver", then we have the "I love Promarker challenge" were the theme is "Icy Colours". To top it of the "Die Cut Dream X-mas Challenge" has "Snow flakes" as their theme. The sketch is from "Paper Take Weekly". Image is of course from Magnolia and the designer papers are from Bearly Mine Design, the new Christmas digi set called Christmas Dreams is used for this card together with a plain blue one and some scraps from one of the other sets. Yummi papers! There is a sale going on at Bearly Mine Design with 15% off and Donna herself has a wonderful blog candy up at her blog. So pop on over to have a look for yourself.
With that mixture of challenges going on I end up with this. Once again I have gotten some help from my oldest son (four years old). This time he was intrested in the distressing part with the inky things from T.H. It got a tiny bit too much but and we still have it on our hands as well. Kind of looks a bit taned. Kind of nice in this rainy weather. Anyway, it was fun and we would probably be at it still if he was allowed to. A little promise of him being able to try it again another day and a got play with the vacum cleaner got him of the ink pads. He still loves to help cleaning and this time it was something that really needed to be done. He had fun and I got to take care of my stuff. Mean mother, ain't I? Letting the kids play with the VC to get some cleaning done.
So something seems to be going on with Mr Blogger as well tonight as it now is huge trouble to save what you do in here. Hope this will be solved soon. Take care and enjoy your new week.

Hugs,
Marie

Ps: Monday morning and I am finally able to put this up. Thank you for that Mr Blogger!

fredag 12 november 2010

Sale at Bearly Mine Design

Donna at Bearly Mine Design has an on going sale for a week to celebrate her birthday and the release of the new Digi kit called Christmas Dreams. So why don't you pop over to Bearly Mine and treat yourself to some bargins? There is a lot to chose from and you will love every singel one of those kits. Please come and visit me later on today when I have a card to show you made with the new wonderful digi kit.

Thanks for your time! Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Marie

torsdag 11 november 2010

Good evening!

One day early in the morning the next late evening. No order of anything around here. Spent the day in a meeting and are really tired. But hopefully I will soon have some meaningful to do during the days. Not even I can spend the whole days making cards - in the end it would be boring. Well I have to wait and see what will come out of this meeting held today but now do the social insurance office and the employment office work for me for a while. I've been running to their meetings and answering all papers they have sent in while I have been on sick leave. Time to get a life and get away from home a little more. Have been home for more than four years now, time to start living. :)

So the reason for this posting, another card of course. A really simple one, but I did follow the sketch at Everybody-Art-Challenge perfectly. I just wasn't in the mood for tons of decorations. This dp from Bearly Mine is one of my favourites all time and I could use it all the time probably. Didn't want to cover it up too much, so plain and simple it is.

Have to buy some more of that webby thing from BunnyZoe. Kind of have run out of it now. I gives such lovely cover up without covering everything up. :) The other ribbon is from Wild Orchid Craft and started of as white. I kind of gave it a cover with my Aquamarkers and it got a lovely brown shade. It's actually the same pen I've used for the colouring of the lovely Tilda from last years Christmas collection from Magnolia. One pen only used here. I'm so proud of me! :)I had the patient to finally wait a little longer for the colours to actually dry, and then go over it again. Much more effective, but very stressful as I want it to dry fast. You know so you can go on with the colouring...

The reason for this sepia colour then? Well, Passion for Promarkers has this week the theme of "Old photos" so it's up to you to chose if you want to go black and white or sepia. I am also entering this card to the challenge at "Just Magnolia" where the theme this week is "everything goes with the option of beads". I don't know if my half pearls counts as pearls but it was optional so in it goes.

You don't forget that the new designer papers from Bearly Mine Designs goes on line on Friday 12th, do you? It's called Christmas Dreams and is filled with wonderful papers for all those Christmas cards that you have to do. This paper is from another set though called Christmas Delight.

 OK, I better stop talking and get this thing posted and then go to bed. Tomorrow it's time to see a new doctor. A bit nervous but I chosed it myself, and I really need to get a few blood tests done, and o boy do I hate that or what? Feel sick just thinking about it. Didn't get better when the nurse I was talking to and who will do the bloody thing to me sounded a bit confused. Just what I need to feel calm. I'll be back if I survive this appointment. ;)

Take care each and every one of you!
Hugs,
Marie

tisdag 9 november 2010

Good Morning!

Yet another Christmas card has came out from my crafting room. What will I do with all of these? But hey, as long as I have fun that's fine. This time I've gone all digital with both stamp and papers. The digi stamp is from Mo's digital pencil. I bought it way back to use at another challenge but got sick and never finished it, so it has been laying around for a while. I adore this image as it is how it has looked here the last couple of X-mases. Two young cats loving to play with the baulbs. They have so much fun, and look so totally surprised and silly when stuff comes down from the tree.


The designer papers is from Bearly Mine Designs new Christmas digi set (Christmas Dream) that goes on sale this Friday 12th. It's a great set that Donna has put together and you really should go and check it out together with the rest of her lovely digi papers.

I have followed the sketch from the Totally gorjuss challenge and will also enter this card to the new challenge at Fairytale challenges where the theme is "Anything Goes" as this is their first challenge. At Christmas card Challenges there is a inspirational picture to use. (I went for the X-mas tree).

I used my big shot to make a few buttons and a star with dies from Sizzix and Spellbinders. They are also made out of Donna's DP. I just added a star pin from Wild Orchid Crafts to match it all up.

Now I have planed for a little work out at the gym so I better prepare myself for that. Take care and I look forward to see you again!

Hugs,
Marie

söndag 7 november 2010

Sunday and finally a new card to show...

Here comes a card that have taken me a whole week to get together. Sick kids makes it hard to finish anything. But now finally, and I even had a bit a luck with the weather. Got a little sunshine when I took the photo of the card, may be a little too much of it, but it's better than rain and clouds. :) Saw the weather report for the coming week and it is not looking to bright.


So this card is made with one of the new Magnolia Tilda's; Tilda needs a hug. Very sweet and adorable and fun to colour as well. For that I have used my trusted promarkers. What would I do without them? The tickets is made with a T.H die and stamped with whimsy sentiment stamps. Memento brown on purple cardstock. The designer papers are from Bearly Mine Design and the set is called "Christmas Sparkle". A new lovley digi set is on the way called Christmas Dreams. You will love it. Release day Friday 12th and there will also be a sale going on to celebrate Donna, the designer's birthday. Go over to the store and check it out for youself. Lots of wonderful papers to work with.

The card will be entered in the following challenges:
* Passion for Promarkers - Pearls, purple and lace
* I love promarkers - Snowflakes
* Friday sketchers -  the sketch of course

This is all from me for today. Take care every one and have a wonderful time. Happy crafting!
Hugs,
Marie

lördag 6 november 2010

The Brand New Bearly Mine Design Team!

Hi and hello out there in the blogging world!
At the moment I don't have any card to show you, (but I am working on one, hopefully I manage to finish it of later today´).

However I have some fabby news! The new design team for the Bearly Mine Designs are now chosen, and I am in it! Woohoo!  A new challenge will "take off" in the beginning of January. So please come and join me and the rest of the team in this. You find the link to the challenge in the sidebar and links to the rest of my teamies as well. Please do vistit them and look at their wonderful work.

We will all do our best to entertain you with our creations and really want you to show us yours as well.

Before the challenge start you can always pop on over to the Bearly Mine Design shop where a new wonderful set of christmas papers will go on sale 12th of November. They are stunning I can tell you that! Here is a little preview! Aren't they looking wonderful?


Have a wonderful day and please do come back soon!

Hugs,
Marie

fredag 5 november 2010

And now Papertake Weekly Challenge

I have been working on some cards this week. My oldest son turned four yesterday and what do little boys love more than their mums? Yeah, right CARS! So as I did a simular card a few weeks back for his little mate, I had to make him one as well. This is how it turned out. The image is from a down load site with colouring pages for kids (and grown kids like me!). Made some check paper to go behind the image and teamed it up with some bright colours and I ended up with this. The theme at Papertake Weekly Challenge this week is "for the boys", so this card was as made for this challange. Lucky me!


So time for me to go and rest for a little while and then some crafting time before I pick up the kids from kindergarten for the last time this week.

Have a lovely day out there!
Marie

Ps: I should probably enter this at "Cards for Men" (Open theme, just has to be for men/boys this time) as well, after a little tip I got from a new  friend in the card making world. I have never entered that challenge so it would be fun. Thanks for the tip Shirley!

Back at DCD Christmas Challenge

Friday again and I have kind of been lazy when it comes to posting here this week. But now I am back again. This time I have chosen to do a card for the x-mas challenge at DCD Christmas Challenge. The theme for this week is to use a Christmas Digi Image. This little darling is a freebee from Inger Harding. She is so cute and I love the vintage look of her clothes. My DP this time is a mixture from Bearly Mine's and a paper that have been hanging around in my scrapbox forever. My flowes are my with a Marianne die, and a punch for the flowers. Quite plain and simple. Just the way I like it at the moment.

Have a wonderful day! I will try to do some crafting today as the weather is less nice to put it that way. Perfect crafting weather in other words. ;)

Hugs,
Marie

tisdag 2 november 2010

It's time again!

Time for another card to show off that is. Todays challenges is Bah! Humbug! with the theme of presents, and the sketch is from Friday Sketchers once again. I keep going with the X-mas cards as I love to make them. This one goes in blue, purple and grey and a little touch of silver to pop it up a little. I have no clue of where the papers are from. I have replaced the package somewhere and it refuses to show up. May be I have gosts here? ;) It might be Dovecraft...

The image is one of Lili of the Valleys wonderful Christmas stamps. So cute and sketchy looking. Love that look. Snow flakes made with create a flake from Spellbinders, half pearls from Bunny Zoe's as well is the "webby" ribbon. And some snow from flower soft (polar white). :) Sorry about the pic, it's almost imposible to get a good one in this darkness.

Enjoy your day and I hope it is a brighter one than here. Rain, rain, rain, dark, dark, dark...

All the best,
Marie