onsdag 25 december 2013

Pick of the year over at PFP

Merry Christmas once again!  By now we are having Christmas day here in Sweden and after a long and wonderful day the other day when I compleatly forgot to post my creation for PTW. I am now trying to get it up here.

You can pick any theme that has been around over the last year from Papertake Weekly and play along with us. I went for the challenge from August 20th, Flower Power. I am sure you will find someone that fits like a hand in a glove for you.

Actually I made this card late during the summer but never got around to post it. Since there is always very little time during this time of the year I found it a good idea to use it for this challenge.


I have use designer papers from Authentique and keep the design fairly plain. The couple who got this card on their wedding day is not the ones who loves clutter. However they love hard rock, black and white and silver. So I used some metal circles that reminds me of rivets. There is also an electric guitar charm and a hart charm in silver inbedded in the flower heart. There is also a silver mirror card used for each layer even if it doesn't show that well.

The inside of the card is also decorated and has a lovely pocket for some money but as I had put quite a few personal info there I will not show that.

Anyway, this is all from me for today as I will now go and lay down in my bed as I managed to get a cold in the middle of everything. A really bad one. I am sneezing and freezing all the time. My youngest has been sick for about a week with the same crap so I guess it wasn't that strange that I got it too as he has been sleeping next to me.

Have wonderful Christmas time and see you back soon again.

Love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 24 december 2013

Hohoho! Merry Christmas!

It's the best day of the year and I have a card to show you once again. I also take this chance to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Well, I hope to be back here before the New Year's celebration but just in case of, you know.  It has been a fun, busy, easy and hard year in all posible ways. Soon it's time for the year 2014 and a lot of new things to be grateful for.

Two weeks ago did our final challenge of the year for Passion For Promarkes start and we have tons of fabby prizes up for grabs during this challenge. Take a look at the post over at PFP. You will be blown away with all the things you got a shot at. I remember last year did I won a great set of markers in a case and it has been smashing. Not only did I get the case, but it was also filled with markers from the limited edition of markers from last year. Have used them a lot.

Now to my card. This is an image from Magnolia that I coloured ages ago which was a really good thing as it's very little time at this point to spend with markers and papers. I've started to attend a administration class and I am so tired every day now even if I only have half days due to my illnesses. Enough about that, I am here and I feel pretty good at this moment so time to be grateful instead of complaining.


The card then, a new try. LoL A Tilda image from Magnolia coloured with my Letraset markers in red and grey. Love that combo. And while I was making this card I realized that it's a new version of my first PFP card ever. The same design, different image and colours and I have learned a thing or two about my dear old markers. LoL For this card I skipped the designer papers and used my embossing plates instead. Cut them down and framed with different coloured cardstock.

I have used a bunch of flowers from WOC and I am Roses. The sentiment charm is from Rox stamps. The wide lace is from the supermarket. I also used a few gemstones and pearls to give some more interest to my card. Well, I think that is it. I hope you come and join us over at PFP this time and the challenge runs to 7th of January 2014 and then we'll be back with some new fun for you in the new Year!

Here is our sponsors for this challenge.

Letraset are generously offering one lucky a winner a pack of their Autumn/Winter promarkers Ltd Edition set!
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10 voucher to spend in her store.
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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 10 digis of their choice.
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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner a prize of a copy of their Bonbon Belles Double CD collection.

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Clearly Besotted Stamps is offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set of their choice.
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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store.
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Bearly Mine Designs are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store.
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Merry Christmas!
Marie

fredag 20 december 2013

Commentwinner


Just a quick note to let you all know who won my commenting draw for our just finished Blog hop over at the Paper Shelter earlier this week. 

The lucky winner is  


(Trudy's Craft Corner)


Congratulations to you and thank you for your very sweet comment!

Please visit the Paper Shelter by clicking the link. There you will find out how to claim your winning. Have fun with it and I can't wait to see what you will do with it! Do join us for our Anything goes challenge. Can't go wrong there. Hope that a few more of you will join us there. We won't be leaving any comments on this challenge, we're having a holiday break. But the prize up for grabs is the same. 

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 18 december 2013

Anything goes over at the Paper Shelter

Morning everyone and welcome back to my corner of the world. Today it's Wednesday again and we are back with our final challenge of the year for the Paper Shelter. We have made it really easy for you this time and have the theme of  "Anything goes". It's a maximum of three entries per crafter and you have to use a TPS image on one of your creations. Different from this challenge is that we will not do our usual commenting as we have given the teams a well deserved holiday break. It will be good for us all. And then we move on to my creation for this challenge.

For a change I don't have any card to show you, I have altered a tube that once contained a bottle of whiskey. Hate whiskey but love the tubes, especially when they are in this small size like this one. Tons of fun to fix it up.

I took some of my delish papers from Maja Design and the Sofiero collection and covered the whole thing in a green delish paper.  Then there is the lovely rose papers in two versions. Those had to be used to, right? When that was all drying I coloured my image from the Paper Shelter in the same pink and green as used on the tube.
                                      The green dp on the top is more foggy green not that yellow as the picture says. 

When that all was done I went crazy with my pearl strings, lace and punches. I also got a few flowers on the top together with a ribbon that I attached to the lid, well through the lid to make it follow when opened instead of having to open two different parts it's now one. Love how the lid came out and I even got to use a hammer and nail to get it working. LoL


Well that was it. I hope you like what I have done and come and join us over at the Paper Shelter for the last challenge of the year. We will be back again with a new challenge 8th of January when my B-team will kick of the year with a bang.

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As usual we have our gift voucher up for grabs worth $30 if you play with any TPS product. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of adding three digis to your collection.

Love n hugs

Marie
Challenges for this creation
Make it Monday - Anything goes

tisdag 17 december 2013

Last Christmas... card of the year

Hi all, hope you're doing fine? Here it's ok but a splitting headache once again. Tired as well, school is on even if it's a bit slow during the beginning. Let me tell you a secrete; they have not got everything to work properly yet. How good is that? I feel it like my days are ticking away. Have a limited bunch of them to do this administration class with. Guess I find a way to try to work the time back without overdoing anything. I am guessing that my blog will be running a bit slower again, during this time but some cards will be here and maybe some other creations as well. How knows?

We have a new challenge up for you over at Papertake Weekly today. And this weeks theme is Last Christmas... card of the year. Isn't that nice and lovely? I hope I don't have to make anymore of them as it feels now. I don't know how I will get the time to finish everything I need to finish before Christmas Eve.

Well, last week we celebrated Lucia here in Sweden and with two kids it means double celebrations. This card, well it was three of them that looked exactly the same is what I made late a night last week. I don't think that I ever have finished three cards that quickly. Well, they are not master pieces but it was better than nothing for the class teachers and their special education teacher. That was a story of it self with the SET as when I asked Willy who she was he said that he didn't know her. Asked another parent who said that her daughter had not seen her either. Let's say I asked around quite a bit and then realized that she is there but not all of the students is going there. After a week Willy realized that he had been there once since during the semester and that he was playing some kind of game there. I did a good compromise there and made a smaller gift, well bought a smaller gift for her as there is only a few students from each class using her services. I kind of wish that she could have shown her face on the parent's meeting or something, it would have been nice to see who she is. And once again I have lost track of what I am doing. LoL

Sorry bad picure again, working on that part still...

The card / cards... This time I started by putting the card design together first. I used some of the really lovely designer papers from Bildmålarna and their latest Christmas collection. And once again I used the fabby oval from spellbinders. Put the word for Merry Christmas in Swedish in it. And then coloured my images, all got the same lovely Lucia image from Magnolia, Sweden on it. As the gift was given during that celebration and I really wanted an excuse to use that image. LoL I for once used my distress inks and markers to colour with. I need to get some smoother looking aquarell colouring paper some time soon, but the art store in this town has strange opening hours. Maybe I should use their mail order services? Well, just a few pearls to decorate I was done.

Ok then, this is all from me for today. Do come and join us in our adventure of the last Christmas card of the year. It's always such pleasure to have a look and see what you all have been up to.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

tisdag 10 december 2013

Christmas creatures

Hi and welcome back to my second post of today. This time it's my Papertake Weekly which is in focus. It has been really chilly around here for a few days and during the weekend the first snow of the season fell over us. I love it, but now it's starts to melt again. Wish it would stay, the days get a bit brighter that way.

So what is going over at Papertake weekly this week then? Well, we would really love to see all your Christmas creatures and that is a really fun theme to work with. I love it! Maybe because I love this fabby image from the PaperShelter. It's from last years Christmas collection and is called "Are you ready my friend?" The cutest one ever!


I have coloured my little friends with my Letraset marker family and paired them up with some designer papers from Dove Craft: Back to basic, Modern. Love the great colours in this pack. I did many layers and used a strip with text on it and punched a broders of Christmas trees for a bit of fun. Once again I used my "God Jul" die from Rox stamps. I found some "snow balls" in my stash and used those to build a snow lantern to fill the empty space under Mr Santa's hat. To add a little "fun" I used another findings in the never ending stash. It's some kind of chrystal ribbon. Well, here it gets to represent the snow and ice during the winter.

Well, I think this is it for today. As always I hope you come and join us over at Papertake Weekly. It's such fun challenge so you really should take part. :) Can't believe that half of my guest designing period is already over with this challenge. It goes way to qickly, I really enjoy the superfun challenges over here. Oh well, that's how it is, time passes by whether we like it or not.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

Morning everyone! Time for the last challenge of the year over at Passion for Promarkers. This is what is going on over at PFP blog and it won't come to an end until 7th of January. Since I am on the Team 1, my card won't be up until Christmas Eve. Can't wait for that day, my favourite one of the whole year. 

"This week we are launching our very special Mega Christmas challenge which runs for a whole month and ends on January 7th 2014!  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 theme for the Mega Christmas challenge is a nice easy one “include a sentiment”.  You are welcome to make Christmas cards but as the challenge will still be running after the ‘BIG’ day you can of course make any type of creation as long as it includes a sentiment of some kind.  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.

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Letraset are generously offering one lucky a winner a pack of their Autumn/Winter promarkers Ltd Edition set!

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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10 voucher to spend in her store.

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Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 10 digis of their choice.
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Polkadoodles is offering one lucky winner a prize of a copy of their Bonbon Belles Double CD collection.

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Clearly Besotted Stamps is offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set of their choice.

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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store.

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Bearly Mine Designs are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store."

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So something to look forward to. I used to love this challenge when I wasn't on the PFP team, and I still do. Only that I don't get a chance of winning this time, but you do, so do come on and play with us. It's so much fun and don't forgot to go and visit my teamies from the other team. Their creations is stunning as always!

Love n hugs
Marie


måndag 9 december 2013

Winter fun, again

Hello and welcome to a new week with MI. Snow storm yesterday, and today a bit grey. At least for now, we'll see how the rest of the day turns out. I am so tired and feel such lack of energy that I wonder what has happened? Hope this turns around soon and that it isn't another cold that is coming my way.

So this post of mine is also a good by post. This will be my last creation for the Crafty Card Makers as I have decided to step down. I want to send a big thank you to Lin for having me on her team for the last year or so. It has been fun and many of our set challenges has really been challenges, even for us in the team. A really big group of different kind of crafters. So thank you once again and I will do my best to finish this with a bang. Well that means that I hope that many of you will take part in this challenge as it isn't only my last one it's also my own challenge. So do come and join us in my theme of WINTERFUN! No Christmas or New Year, rather something you do during wintertime. Iceskating, skiing, sleedging, building snowmen etc.


For my card have I used the lovely Fantasy on Ice from the Paper Shelter who is also one of our sponsors for this challenge. I have coloured her with my Letraset Markers. My designer papers are from Panduro. I kept the design really simple with two layers of dps and a wide lace with a pink ribbon on it. A few metal corner together with some punched snow flakes (with MS punch), so big lovely pearls from Bunny Zoe and a pearl string from Rox Stamps I believe. I love how the pearls looks around the image and I love that dark grey almost dark lilac. It went so well with the dps.

We are sponsored by
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with a $20 gift certificate for their fabulous store
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and 
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 with this fabulous prize:-
In the Snow Ski Tilda 

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Ok then, I am off to class now. So I see you all back tomorrow when a brand new post for the Papertake Weekly will start and a new challenge goes live over at Passion for Promarkers as well. You don't want to miss out on that one.

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 4 december 2013

Bloghop time over at the Paper Shelter

It's that busy time of the year again and we who works with the Paper Shelter always look forward to this time of the year as it is our birthday! 8th of December is our big day! Hipp Hipp Hurray! This year we are celebrating our third birthday and would really love it if you would like to celebrate it with us. This will be a two week event and both our teams has joined together. 

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The theme of our birthday blog hop is Special birthday. Well, I actually think that all birthdays are special but you can always specify it a bit more like "sweet 16", 20, 30 etc if you want to. I do hope that you come and join us for this challenge. Maybe a nice break from all those Christmas cards?

Each and everyone of us in the teams has once digi of your choice to give away. But to have a chance of winning it, you need to leave us all some love and on the challenge blog as well. You know you could be the lucky one who wins one of those high quality digital stamps that Veronica and Pedro work so hard to produce for all our joy. So if you have joined me from Sheryl's blog you are  right on track. If not, go back to the Paper Shelter blog and find your way back. 

As usual we have our gift voucher up for grabs as well for those of you who plays along for this two week challenge and hop. You really don't want to miss out on this one, do you? I am the last person on the blog hoping list, so all you have to do now is go back to the Paper Shelter blog which is the last stop.  Don't forget to leave some love there as well. And no, you don't have to play along in our challenge to have a chance of winning one of the digis from our team members. 


So a short note about my card then. My image called Angel is coloured with my Letraset Markers. She is paired up with some designer papers from Maja Design, Vintage Summer collection. A bunch of details with pearls, flowers, charm, swirls, gesso, metal corners and die cuts ad interest to the card I hope. 

Hope you have enjoyed the hop. I know it's many to visit but at least you have two weeks to do it. A big thank you to all of you who continue to make the Paper Shelter grow and develope from year to year. We would be nothing with out you all. Also a big thank you to Veronica and Pedro who keeps coming up with sweet, lovely images for us to work with. You totally rock!

If you're missing any information here, you find it all on our challenge blog.

PS: As a little bonus, take a look at what our new team member has done as she didn't want to miss out on our celebrations: Anne. Please do leave her some love as well. Her card is a smashing CAS card.

Love n hugs
Marie, proud Dt-leader of the Paper Shelter's B-team

Challenges for this card

tisdag 3 december 2013

Anything goes with option CAS

I am back again! LoL This time as a guest designer for Papertake Weekly. Another favourite challenge of mine that I have the honor to design for at the moment. This weeks theme is really simple and fits you all I think. It's the first challenge of the month and that means "Anything goes" with an option if you like to and this time it's to make a Clean and Simple card.

I did or at least tried to do one last week for my CCM card and this is my second try with that style. It's actually quite fun to make these cards and I get to spend more time with my markers and don't have to deal with that much dp's. It's at least as hard to make a good looking CAS card as a card filled with details and stuff everywhere. The this that makes the difference is that you can't hide any misstakes with the CAS cards. LoL

Sorry about the photo once again. Winter in Sweden means no daylight and I don't have a very good camera. Maybe the weather allows me to retake the photo. 

The lovely image from Sassy Sherryl's is coloured with my Letraset markers and this was one of those digis I just needed to have. It's adorable and I love snowmen images of all kind. They are so sweet looking. :) I have even been spending time with my boys making some with a Panduro kit. All made up with pipe cleaners,  wink bullets and fabric. Tons of fun and frustrations as they doesn't look like the ones on the box as the youngest said. He thought he be some kind of master of this but it's really hard especially when you never have done it before. They will be living in our gingerbread house this Christmas.

I coloured the image up on some Neenah card and cut it into size. I made a few panels with a die from Memory Box that I love. It's called pearl lace. I tied a bow and took some ribbon around it all and then added a few pearls for interest. Maybe I should have added a sentiment too but I couldn't find a fitting one so without it is for now.

I do hope you will come and join us for this simple challenge over at Papertake Weekly, and maybe even give the CAS style a try. It's hard and really fun!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Doodle pantry - Any digital image
Ladybug crafts - Winter / Christmas
One crazy stamper - Winter /  Holiday
CAS on Sunday - Winter (if it's not CAS enough, just remove from the challenge)
Crafting when we can - Winter

Sketch time over at Passion for Promarkers

Morning everyone! Time for a new little Christmas creation from me to you. Still in tons of pain after the weekend, but it could be worse, so I am grateful for that in spirit of my posting the other week. Last week was really hard both with my health and some sad good byes as well. It's time for some changes in my life and next week I'll be some kind of student again. The employment office has bought some classes and I managed to find my way into one of those, the administration ones. Have been working with it before, but It was about 7 years ago so I thought I would upgrade and get it all on paper. I am so nervous about it that I hardly know how to handle it. I think I start with one day at time, if that doesn't work, I go for one hour at time. But I am really grateful that I have gotten this chance. You will soon know how it all goes as this is my relaxing place. :)

This is the first of two posts from me today and I start with my Promarker dt-card as that challenge goes live first. This week we have a fabby sketch made by Loopy Lou is a joy  to follow and you all know how much I love a good sketch. I just need to think about what I love most about card making, the colouring and then I take a few designer papers and put it together after how the sketch looks. Suits me perfect! So of course my wonderful image from Bildmålarna is coloured with my Letraset Markers.


I dug my way through all the designer papers that is piled up in my craft room and found an old bunch of papers from Dovecraft going all in blue and brown/beige. Lovely papers most of them actually. Wonder how I could have forgotten all about those?  Maybe because there is thousands of them hiding in the craft room. LoL Time to do something about that, maybe take some time and make a few lo's and then some more cards, and dear Santa, could I please have at least 12 more hours per day? I would be so grateful for that gift!

I got lost again, didn't I? Back to my card. I used a few Doo Hickey dies for leaves and firs. The last ones is made out of corrugated paper and then covered with gesso. Before it dried I sprinkled it with some glitter of unknown brand. Looks very wintery and cold. The stunning charm is from Rox Stamps here in Sweden and it says "Merry Christmas". Flowers are from WOC and the pearls is from Bunny Zoe's.

WOJ
Our sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy who is offering one lucky winner one stamp. A really lovely prize to be won once again. Lucky you who have a chance of winning it!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Created with love - Christmas
Lexi's creations - Christmas (2nd entry)
Stamp and create - Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks - Christmas / Winter