fredag 31 december 2010

Some new stuff at Bearly Mine

Right in the middle of Christmas has Donna kept busy creating some new lovely digi kits for us all. They go on sale the 2nd of January. Just in time for the new challenge blog Bearly Mine Challenges. Pop in to the sweet store for some yummy designer paper and join us in the challenge world. These are the new digi kits soon in a computer close to you! ;)
 
I will also take the chance to wish you all a really wonderful new year with lots of time for crafting an happiness.

All the best to each and everyone of you!

Love and hugs,
Marie

torsdag 30 december 2010

A card for Friday Sketchers

Ahh, finally back and it feels really good. Life kind of took over these last couple of weeks with Christmas and an ill cat that now looks like furry meatloaf. I would show you a picture of his head but then you would never visit this blog of mine again. He looks terrible the poor thing! It's first time his allergy hits him like this during the winter. Has always looked like a summer problem but no, not that lucky.
So for my card then, I have followed the wonderful sketch made by Claudia over at Friday sketchers. It's a lovely one and I will use it again that's for sure. So thanks a lot for that one Claudia. My Designer papers are from Bearly Mine which very soon will start the very new challenge blog. Please come and join us there. These DP are from the digi set Peach Delight. There will also be four new digis coming up in the store 2nd of January and let me tell you they are yummy!
My image is from Giordano and can be found at Joanna Sheens lovely store. I have many of those stamps but find them really hard to colour. Someone told me practise make perfect so that's what I do, and I do keep buying more of those cuties. :) These sweet little friends have I coloured with distress inks and it was stamped on Promarker heavy cartridge paper for Promarker pens. Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the charm is from Pagoni. The half pearls is made with a pearl maker pen.

So with all this said I wish you all the best for the new year. May it be filled with joy and happiness and as much crafting as you wish for!

Oh! I am very humble to see that I'm getting more and more followers. It means the world to me and I hope you keep poping by every now and then. Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! You make this meaningful and give me inspiration to keep going with this. Thank you to each and every one of you. You rock!

Love n' hugs,
Marie

torsdag 16 december 2010

Morning to you all

It's a fabby morning here in Kalmar. Sun is shining and the temp is in a lovely -4. A crisp winter morning and I love it! Best weather ever! I feel so much better when it is like this. My joints doesn't hurt as much and I feel happier even with tons of things that needs to be done. Just wonderful!


Have also made a little Christmas card that has been left unblogged for a little while. It's a card going in green grey colours with an image from LOTV. No surprise there as I have followed the wonderful sketch from their latest challenge that I plan to enter. :) My DP are from Bearly Mine Design. The image is coloured with the trusted promarker pens. A few pearls, die cutted snowflakes and embellishments finish the project off. And the calender circle is also from LOTV. So very useful! And once again since the crazy girls over at PfP have an open theme for a couple of more weeks I will enter my card there as well. You know how to keep busy gals! :)

Now time for some relaxing time in bed with an ooohh so exciting book. It was really hard to put it down last nigtht, so I have to continue reading it now. Off I go, bye bye (just like my english teacher used to say in 7th grade!)

Love n' hugs
Marie

onsdag 15 december 2010

Finally a moment to do something for MI!

Having had tons to do the last week it's finally time for me to publish a little card or project for you to see. I think I start with my big project. Well, it kind of grew. It started of with two, then ended up with 6. How did that happen? Well, at the day care were my boys spend their time there is always cheerful parent that take care of little gifts from the kids and parents to the teachers, but other staff that doesn't work that close to the kids often get forgotten, as well as the substitute teachers that is there for a longer time. So this year I started to make a few candles for the boys to give away. It was just that they keept coming with more and more people that they thought should have a little something. I had to stop at six, as I ran out of candles to decorate. Thank you for that! LoL.


 It was however worth the effort as the cleaning lady got tears in her eye and the boys was so proud to give away something that mum had made. Don't know how many times I heard them say that, especially the olderst one. Lovely and sweet of him. Tomorrow we hand over the last one finally. Good to have that out of the way. Then I just need to figure out what to make for one of Philip's teachers that works her last day next week, and start working at a new Kindergarten close by. How I will miss her! She is the best of the best when it comes to dealing with kids (and parents)! Lucky for me we live next door to her sister and will see her every now and then.


So to decorate my candles I have used Magnolia's Santa with Sack. Love that fellow. A joy to colour and such a sweet face. So that is done about six time, not counting my practising ones. Then an Edwin stamp from the fall club kit of this year. Used him to make the tags. Then some DP to decorate my home made candle holders, mostly to make a sturdy bottom for the candle to stand on when the boys carried away the whole thing. I always use a CD-disc at the bottom and work my way out from there. A good round base for the decorations and candles to rest. I had them taken to the day care in different days so I don't have any photo of them together...


Since I now have finally managed to get them up on the blog, I would also like to enter them to the Passion for Promarker challenge with the theme anything goes and the I love Promarker Challenge where the theme is Santa. Does candles count? The tags might help to stay in the game...:) It will also go in to the challenge of For Fun Challenges where the theme is Christmas.

This is all for now. I hope you like my small project that grew a little more than expected. Have one more X-mas card to make and then I refuse to make more Christmas this year, but I do still have "a few" unused X-mas stamps... hmmm...

Love n' hugs
Marie

onsdag 8 december 2010

So another Kenny K card from MI

I was lucky enough to be the lucky winner last week over at Kenny K's Challenge blog and from all the sassy chicks they have there, I go and chose a rocker! Well, I had an idea in mind but the time ran out so I had to make the card way different from the plan I had from the beginning. It's for my youngerst brothers birthday (turns 30, I feel so old...:(( ), and I believe he was born with the heavy meatal band Metallica in his blood. I can not remember a day when he didn't like them, either I'm old with a bad memorie or he has just followed them around the world always. I hope it's last that is the truth...;)
So over at Kenny K's this week it's monochrome as a theme and I went with the classic monochrome with black and white and all in between. This is the second time I've gone for the grey scale when I colour these images. I love that way to colour! May be not the most fun to watch, tons of grey but me love and it goes with any DP in the world! :) But I did not use any for this card. I made bricks and coloured them in with the promarkers as well. Thought that could be a "rock" theme. Added a few tickets and stars and that is all.

It's story time for Philip and then to bed. I will probably fall asleep as well. Been to the hospital today me and Philip. Me for some winter shoes and Philip needed new shoes for his brace. Born with club feet and  need that thingie to get well. It's getting harder and harder to get him to use it when he sleeps. I would also hate it if I was him!

Love n' hugs,
Marie

PS and while I'm at it, I enter this card as well to the mega X-mas challenge over at PFP. Theme anything goes, all the way to the fourth of January next year!

tisdag 7 december 2010

Long time no seen

Have been making over 30 Christmas cards the last week. Helping a friend out, only had about a week to finish them of and that is done now. Feels good but now I feel kind of empty. I had to hand the cards over last night and did not had any time to take photos, but they are done and away.

Nothing much has been going on here on my poor blog meanwhile so I thought I show a card I been struggle a little with the last couple of days. It's for my mother in law how suffered a stroke a few weeks back. She is one of the lucky ones that is not paralysed or have lost her speash. She says that it feels like having a wound on the inside instead of the outside and she's very tired. But luck I think. I do hope she realizes that herself as well.
So for my card then. The image is from my favourite company Lili of the Valley. The most adorable stamps. I so love the skechy style to them. :) The papers are from Prima and the flat blue flowers as well. The others are from Wild Orchid craft. Is there any better? I am so happy that they have flat round flowers to their range now as well. The lace is also from WOC. Pearls I bought ages ago, from Skaparlusten I thing. My darling image is coloured with my favourite medium, promarker pens. I kind of used last weeks sketch for inspiration as I love it. So thanks for that one.

So why tell all things that I love and adore here? Over at LOTV challenge blog this time the theme is just that "All the things that you love". Here it is LOTV image, flowers and happy designer papers. :) And as the cherry on top, my pearls. :) But the thing I love most in the world is COLOURS! All kind, pastels, brights, dark you name it I love it. :) :) I'm also entering this to the new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers that have the theme of  "Anything goes, just as long as you have used your promarkers or aquamarkers to colour with". The challenge goes on to 4th of January next year. It sounds like forever doesn't it? But it's only a few weeks left. Where does the time go?

So now back to the crafting table. Running a bit late with my youngers brother's birthday card so I have to work a little more on that before I go to bed tonight. But I sure am tired!

Take care and love n' hugs,
Marie

fredag 3 december 2010

It's a snowy white sale over at the Bearly Mine blog shop!

Starting today!
Donna at Bearly Mine Designs has a sale from Friday 3th to Monday 6th.
Buy 3 or more Christmas Digi sets and get the new Christmas insert Digi set for free. Take a look at the
and see some examples of all the lovely digis that are on offer just for you.

Take care and have a lovely crafting time!

Hugs,
Marie

onsdag 1 december 2010

Icy colours for an icy day

It's snowing here again. Well, it has been snowing on and off for almost a week. It's probably around 30 centimetres with snow here by now. Nice and bright, and really cold. We normally don't have this much snow around here, near the coast and everything. I enjoy it, but it did arrive a tiny bit too early this year. Wonder if it will stay all winter? Hope so as it is nicer with snow than rain. :)

Finally card using the lovely Bearly Mine papers again. Once again I've gone for the blue ones, guess my favourite colour? ;) Most of these papers are from the lovely Christmas Delight and the one with the dotty one in the back is from the digi kit Christmas Wonderland. Pop on over to Bearly Mine to have a look for yourself.
The image is from "The stamping Bazar". A real cutie called Jolly Josie. Totally adorable to a cat lover like me. She is coloured with my lovely promarker pens. My flower decorations is a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchid's flowers. Probably went a little too mad with the flower but have not used any for decorations for a long time. Lost the touch a bit I think. :) The blue half pearls are from Bunny Zoes.

I enter this little creation to the following challenges:
* Bah! Humbug! - Felling the blues (last challenge of the year. Thanks girls, I've got more cards than I need!)
* Die Cut Dream's Christmas Challenge - Use a die Cut (spellbinders has been put to use here)
* The stamping bazar - Sketch to work with.

Now time to play some kiddie computer programs with the youngerst one, home sick again.

Take care and enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Marie