onsdag 22 november 2017

Anything Goes or monochrome - Christmas

Morning and hello! Hope you are doing fine and have a good week so far. Today I am back with a new creation for The Merry Christmas Challenge. We do always have the theme of Anything goes - Christmas. That means you can enter with any kind of craft project you want. You can knit, crochet, paint, make a card, a scrapbook page etc. Anything is welcome as long as it is all about Christmas.

I have really fallen in love with Sassy Cheryls lovely snowmen and I am reusing my images over and over again. Today I have used a fairly big image for card and used the theme of red, but my card is not monochrome. I have used a well used paper pad which I can't find any front off yet again. I should organize my dp's better but it's not as fun as crafting. 



I have coloured my image with my Letraset markers / Winsor and Newton markers. This time going with red, black and yellow as main colours. Once again have I used a sketch from Papertake weekly's old librarby of sketches. Really useful. LoL My mind is not that well in shape at the moment so it feels good to be lazy from time to time. I have even made myself a little book filled with sketches to be able to be lazy. 

For this card have I managed to decorate my card with a few card candies in white and a stars made up from tiny pearls. The letter tiles are from Panduro and in white. They have plenty of colours for these tile letters. I have also used some glitter stickles in yellow and in black to add a bit of extra sparkle. The yellow is nice but the black is a bit harsh in my mind, but it looks ok here. 

Ok my crafty friends. This is all from me for today and I do of course hope that you come and play with us over at the Merry Christmas Challenge. It's nice and friendly. 

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting by designs - Get ready for Christmas
Crafty Creations challengeblog - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts christmas challenge - Anything goes christmas
Daisy chain challenges - christmas / winter
Stempelgarten challenges - Christmas is coming

tisdag 21 november 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my little corner of the world. Hope your feeling a bit better than we do over here in the dark cold country of Sweden at the moment. Tons of colds and flues. Not the most fun stuff. It's like having someone sitting on your chest when I breath and the rest of the family sounds like old steam steam-engines. Oh well, it will pass but it's the second week in the row now and I am so tired of having someone at home all the time.

Anyway, that doesn't stop the new fabby challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. This week we have the theme set to "It's beginning to look a lot like X-mas". Nice and easy as we have December here in just a week or so. A busy time of the year but still I have a bunch of these Christmas cards to make.

Denise Morgans foto.

Remember that you have to use Winsor Newton / Letraset Markers of any kind to have a chance on the fabby prize for this week. Which is sponsored by Digistamp Boutique. The prize up for grabs is a voucher worth £10. Great one, right?

Ok here comes my card then. The image is from Sassy Cheryls. A bit different from all the snowmen I normally use from her lovely collection. This is by far my favourite image for Christmas, all time. It's a great mix of classic and modern santa. He is just perfect and I love colouring him in grey.


The designer papers are from Panduro, an old paper pad that was quite a good fit to this image. The card design is simple with quite a bunch of layers to add some both texture and fun to the card. I have decorated it with some metal snow flakes and I cut a few of them in the middle. Saving weight and mailing costs. LoL There is also a few brown heart shaped pearls. The stamp is my favourite mini text stamp from Gummiapan I think. I don't have the package left so not totally sure. 

Well then, this is all from me for today. I wish you a great day and hope that you will come and join us for our Christmas challenge over at PFP this week. 

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
a perfect time to craft - anything goes
Cardmania - anything goes
Crafty girls challenges - Anything goes / option christmas

onsdag 15 november 2017

Add some snowflakes

Morning and hello! Time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter today. This week are we celebrating winter with the theme of "Add some snowflakes". Should not be to hard to deal with at this time of the year. Right?

I have used a part of an image called Snug but stylish. I had this printed since last year I think and decided that it was time to use it again. After all it was already printed. I think I kind of went with the same colours then as I did now but for me Christmas is red and grey and may be some gold or silver to that. LoL I coloured with a mix of Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers this time. I had planned to add some pencils to the mix as well but it got lost on the way how to speak.

It might look a bit strange over the eyes, but it's just the glossy accent shining...

I did sort some designer papers the other day and found a paper pack that I have been horded as the brand is no longer around. It's called Winter time and it is from Bildmålarna. I miss them terrible. I have some dp's left from the company but far from enough if you ask me. Please come back! LoL

Since the theme is snowflakes have I decorated the card with a few of them by making a half circle around the die cut circle that is my image. The blend in quite well with the dp's but they are there in some sparkling grey card stock. I did also use a really tiny, tiny snow flake from Lawn Fawn and stamped around the image instead of using my normal stickles border that tend to be my go to choice for these kind of cards. I also used some flowers from my I am Roses stash and realized that I am actually runing out of them. In three months or so...LoL But I can't remember when I had so few of them last. They are by far my favourite flowers as their size are perfect for most cards. I did also add a little tiny sentiment with a stamp from "Gummiapan" I think. Really tiny and so easy to use. Love it!


Well then... As always when playing with a TPS image you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice.

Take care everyone and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Sweet stampin - Anthing Christmas
Crafty creations - Anything goes
Creative moments - Anything goes
Sisterhood of crafters - Sparkle (Might be a bit hard to see but the flowers are covered in glitter both stickles and loose white glitter.)
A snowflakes promise - Anything goes Christmas

fredag 10 november 2017

Tag you're it!

God evening to you all! Having a bit a trouble with both myself and the PC today that's why my post is late for the Winter Wonderland's new challenge with the fabby theme of "Tag, you're it! That means we want to see a tag on your card, or if my maybe make a tag just like I have. It's totally up to you how you wanna do it, but the tag has to be there for you to be able to take part in our challenge for this period of time.

I have made a tag for the challenge this time. And it's made all out of scraps, feels good to see the scrap pile getting a little less big. LoL I think it is a simple stories paper but not totally sure of it. All the twine, pieces of lace and silver thread is short pieces that is left overs from other projects and it's fun to see how well they all worked together.


At first I thought that I would go only for the blue, silver and white theme, but in the end I decided to add a few pops of red in some twine and in a couple of metallic thread coloured in red. I think that my blue lace flower with the lace in it is from Magnolia, Sweden and the rest is from I am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts. The pearl swirl is from PY hobby and the pearl hearts are from my stash. The charm and the little bells are also from PY hobby I think. All lace and ribbons are from my stash.


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Sponsoring this challenge is Crafty Ribbons and here is some info about them.

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.

Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.

Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with our Ribbon Challenge on Facebook. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !

And the prize on offer for the winner is a £10 voucher.

Well my crafty friends, this is all from today. I hope you like my tag and that it might inspire you to make one of your own or maybe make a card with a tag.

Take care and do something that make you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

onsdag 8 november 2017

Anything goes - Christmas

Morning and hello to you all again! It's really early Wednesday morning here in Sweden. And today is it time for a new challenge over at the Merry Christmas Challenge. As you probably know by now we are a Christmas challenge and our theme is always Anything goes - Christmas.

We do have a top three each week and it's alway fun to be on a top list isn't it? The only thing you have to think about is that you creation is for Christmas. Other than that you can do what you want. You can cross stitch, make a scrapbook page, crochet something, a classic card etc. 


Today have I used once again one of the fabby images from Sassy Cheryl's fantastic snow men. The image is coloured with my mix of promarkers / triamarkers. When the image was ready I fussy cut it a bit of randomness. I really needed the red border around the image to make it pop a bit. And the rest of the card is mostly done with left over pieces of designer papers and card stock. There is some red, silver, and white cardstock. I think that the dp's are from Dove Craft I think. 

The snowflakes are made with a snowflake die from Lawn Fawn I think. I always cut extra when I am at it and then just put it all in a bin and get everything messed up. So some guessing here about the brand. LoL I have used some letter sticker for the sentiment that is saying Merry Christmas in Swedish. Some pearl stars are also used to decorate the card for this challenge. 

Don't forget to add your card to our challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

tisdag 7 november 2017

Use your die cuts

Morning and hello! Hope you're all doing well and have a nice week so far. Except for a splitting headache I am almost feeling ok. But that head is killing me. Oh well, there needs to come better days. 

Denise Morgans foto.

Today do we have a new challenge up for you all over at Passion for Promarkers. You can enter our challenges if you use the former promarkers/trimarkers or as they are now known as Winsor and Newton promarkers. This is if you want a chance of the prize from Alicia Bel - €10.00 voucher. So come on and join us for this challenge that is perfect for those Christmas cards you have to get done for example. It's a nice and easy theme, right?


For once I have not made a christmas card. I got an order from a gal at work, she needed a card for a 30 year old and this is the result. I am sorry about the strange colours in the photo. It was a terrible rainy day and I don't have any extra lights or anything like that for my photos. Probably need to get something like that. Anyway, the image is from Power Poppy and the designer papers are a mix from Maja Design. I think it's vintage summer and vintage autumn. They have kind of become mixed up as their glue line have broken and the papers are all lose.

Forward on... I have used a bunch of different dies for this card: there is a lace from magnolia, a bow die that I don't have a name for, the butterfly with the pattern is from Joy design (I think), then there is two spellbinder dies: large ovals and fancy ovals. 

I have quite a lot of details on this card which I normally don't have, well not in a long time at least. There is some lace with roses on it. It's really pretty IRL and then we have a bunch of flowers both from I am roses and from Wild Orchid Crafts. Some decoratiove stemmens and some glitter glue that I have smudge out with my fingers as I didn't want any high raised spots on the image. On the flowers have I used a thicker layer. And the final touch is the pearls used as details here and there. 

And that is all for this time. I hope you come and play along with us as our prizes are great and our challenges are fun. :)

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes




fredag 3 november 2017

Happy Birthday!

Morning and hello! Time for yet another post from me this week. Today is the final day of my "use the same design and papers"-series. LoL I normally don't make my cards like this but for once I decided to make it easy on myself. It has been a busy time and I have quite a lot of pain so making it easy is the only way at the moment. 


On this version of my card did I get a bit over board with my flowers but looking back at it like this, it isn't so bad. I kind of looks like they are blowing in the wind. The design and the dies use are the same as the other two cards. For this one is it just an ordinary card design, not a easel card or anything. I have still used the scraps from my other two cards but now I can't make a whole card  more from what is left. But three card from scraps are pretty good don't you think?

Oh well since I have already shown two cards in the same design I stop here and wish you a great weekend. 

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

torsdag 2 november 2017

A thank you card

Morning and hello! Here comes the second of my "look a like" cards for this week. This time it's a thank you card for the wedding we attended in Mid october. It was a nice and fun day with lots going on and many happy and fun people that I never had meet before. But it's hard spending tons of time with people that has some overload of alcohol when you don't drink it yourself. It's not as fun to listen to all the sillyness after 5 or 6 hours. Oh well, once in a lifetime, right?

Well then, my card just says "thank you so much" in swedish and that is always nice as it was a great weeding in a cave. The kids got to help the cave guide to hand out lamps when we went to see the cave after the ceremony. 

I thought I would send the wedding couple a little thank you card with a photo background for my text but I have not gotten to that part yet. It's always a busy place our computer and I have all my photos on the other computer and the photoediting as well. I hope that I will be able to save up so that I can have some photoediting software on this computer as well so that it will work on this unit as well. You never know when you need to use this one for that part. I'm hoping to be doing a bit better with my photo editing during the coming year as well as light on my photos but it really is a matter of space. Ok... I think I got a bit lost here. Back to the card... LoL


Ok then, my card has the same base as the last card and I have actually managed to make three cards from the same three papers. Kind of proud of myself for that. On the inside will I put the greeting on the photo. Thought I will use a photo from the cave as a back ground and write in the photo editing software. It will look great!

Time for my to finish off for this time. I see you once more this week. With my finally card looking pretty much the same. But then it will be a birthday card! Same, same and still a bit different thanks to the sentiment.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 1 november 2017

Digital Delight - Anything digital

Morning and hello! I am back with another card for you this week. Well actually I have two to show you today. I normally only have one for each challenge but this time I have two teamies sick over at the Paper Shelter so I decided to skip the colouring this week and use the lovely pre coloured images we have over at the Paper Shelter and instead make two cards. So here we go.


But first as always you can enter our challenges up to three times, but one of them has to have a TPS image on it. Playing with a TPS image gives you the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three (3) digis of your choise. Be aware that you have to contact the Paper Shelter before Saturday this week to be able to claim your prize.

Here we go! My cards! The first one is made with the fabby image called Ice Skating Santa. I did use the pre coloured image this week, just to speed things up and because Veronica's digital colouring is smashing, don't you think? I have also paired the image up with a digital kit from Simple Stories but at the this point I can't remember the name of it. I am sorry about that. It is on my other PC. My other PC is in quarantine as my kids are spending way too much time on it. We have hidden the electrical cord and I have no energy to go and get it at this moment. LoL


Anyway, I used one of the old but fabby sketches that was made for the Papertake weekly challenges and used that as a starting point for this card. Great way when you feel a bit stressed and really don't know what to do with your card making, or scrapbooking. So that one was used and I printed my dp's, some cutting and gluing and finshing off with some silver sequins that I added a pearl in each center of the snowflakes. I also added "Merry Christmas" in Swedish with lovely bold letter thickers from a brand I yet have to remember. Maybe a bit big but it was fun to use them and the give a nice sparkle to the card. I also added some glitter stickles in two shades to the ice that Mr Santa is skating on. I think it was ice and turquoise.


Sorry this post is really long, but here we go. Yet another pre coloured image from my beloved Shelter. This one is called Christmas decorations. I have never coloured this image before and I still have that pleasure waiting for me. It's a very sweet image, don't you think? This one have I paired with some designer papers from Studio Light called Winter feelings No 59. The green / turquoise was a perfect match to the colours in this image I used. I just reinforced the colours a bit by adding some glitter both from a pen and some stickles.

For the first time did I manage to use the Bazil cardstock called Flamingo. Such cool colour and that was also a perfect match to the image. Just an hour when everything came together. Just perfect! Well, the card isn't perfect but the colour matching is great. LoL For this card did I use yet another sketch from Papertake Weekly. It's a great place for inspiration. Just a tip for you all.

For decoration did I use a golden ribbon with very light cloth on it so it's a see thrue ribbon. I love that ribbon, but it's very broad so it's not always I can use it. A few pearl hearts in brown and some alpha block stickers from Panduro in cream and with some glossy accents over as I like the feeling of it on my cards.

Ok then people of the cardmaking world. It's over and out from me for today. I wish you a great day and I see you tomorrow again.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card

måndag 30 oktober 2017

Wedding card

Morning and hello! Another card I made this year for no dt. I think I am up to two of these now. LoL. I wonder were all time goes. I used to have so much time for card making and writing to my friends. Oh well at least I have something to write about when I finally write these days. It is so worth having a job to go to and have a "normal" life again. 


This card was made for my cousin and his wife and as I had forgot to take photos of it before we went to Hässleholm where the wedding took place the photo isn't that good. I had really fun making this card even if I had no colouring done this time, or may be it was fun because of it. So much easier. I spent quite some time with my die cutting mashine for this card and I think that I have used dies from Magnolia, Sweden only and in all different kinds. Some are border dies some flowers dies and the letters are a Tim Holtz die. The dp's is a mix of papers from Pion Design and some scraps I had laying that fitted perfect in colours. 

I have used tons of broze/golden wax on the flowers and on the label die. The lace with the roses is from Wild Orchid Crafts I think and the pearl string is from Rox stamps. 

I like the design of this card a lot so I have actually made yet another two with fairly much the same design. I will show them during the week. One being a thank you card and the other for a birthday...

Take care and I talk to you soon again. Do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card




onsdag 25 oktober 2017

Anything goes - Christmas

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my corner of the blogging world. I hope you have had a great week with tons of fun and some crafting to that. LoL

It is time for a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge and I am still in Christmas mood and keep on going with my Christmas creations. This time is it a bit simpler that it has been for a while even it took some time to get them done. I have spent some time doing some Christmas tags for my  Christmas gifts. The time comes closer and closer to wrapping those gifts up. It isn't very far way now.

The best part of this is that I have used only left overs. The tags are made out of chip board kind of, it's the back side of a aquarel paper pad. It's really thick. I have painted them all first with gesso and then some layers of pearly white paint. After that I made use of a stencil that I have hanging on my wall, hardly never use it but all the stars on it was perfect for my Christmas themed tags. The tags are made with some heavy dies from Tim Holtz.


When all these layers of paint and mixed media products had dried after three or four layers was it time for me to add some left over images from a pad with Winter birds from LOTV. I only used two of them for these five tags as I have fairly small tags with only some decorations and a space on the back for writing to whom the gift is. It's stamped with a stamp from Marianne Design I think.


Back to the images. I cut them down to fit my tags and to make the most of them. The back side to this is that I have even tons more of these images to make cards or tags with. It's a never ending pad. LoL I glued them down to the end of the tags and then made a border with some stickles. I can't remember which kind it was. When that was dried, which took quite some time I covered all of the images with glossy accents. Some of the tags has air bubbles in the gloss and it looks really smashing.


Tons of work for these tags, still a simple project. The strings I have tied into them are bakers twin that was sent with last year's advent calender from Magnolia and some hemp string from a gift I got for my birthday during the summer. Nice and easy and tons of  recycing. Kind of proud of me!

So come on now people, it's getting closer and closer to Christmas so come on and join us over at The Merry Christmas Challenge. Our theme is always "Anything goes" so just show us any kind of Christmas projects. You might Crochet, Cross stitch or do some other handicraft which has to do with Christmas. We welcome all kind of crafts!

Take care and do something that you enjoy! (Like Christmas cards... LoL)

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this project
TTCRD - Anything goes
Sweet stampin christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything Christmas
Fab n funky - Christmas



tisdag 24 oktober 2017

Halloween or halloween colours

Morning and hello! I am back again with yet another post here this month. It has been a busy one, hasn't it? All the weather changes is getting to me and I am kind of tired. Today will I show a very colourful card and it's not a Christmas card. It was a long time since I did something else than that with colouring.

Denise Morgans foto.

The card is for our challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and the colours are rich and warm and totally out of my comfort zone. The theme is set to Halloween or Halloween colours. We are sponsored by Bugaboo design this week. My image is called Funky Flower Blocks

To have a chance of the winnings in our challenge you have to used at least a few promarkers or Winsor and Newton markers.


The colours became kind of dark but I actually like how it turned out in the end. The shine on the flowers and leaves is glossy accents and it floated a bit but looks ok on the card. And on some of the black outlines have I covered the lines with a white gel pen to make it show a bit more. A bit of play with different colour mediums. Before the gloss dried I used some dry glitter on it. The image is really sparkly and nice. The dp's are from my scrap box and I have no clue about either one of them. But it feels good to use up some old stuff. :)

I have used some net to get a feel of a spider which is also hiding on the card. It's a charm I had in my hidings. The leafy dies and the spider web is from Magnolia. I love these leaves. They are really cute and the smaller they get the better they look. The card candy which I added to fill up some empty space are just like the spider web in gold. 

Well then, I am done for today. Now off to work and then some new blood tests. Not looking forward to that part of the day, but it has to be done. And this evening will my brother bring over his doggy as we well be his family when his "normal" lol family is out on adventures. He is a really sweetheart but I hate walking the dog. It's better to have him laying in the bed snoring. And as he is the dog he is, he hates rain and refuse to go outside when it rains. That is my kind of dog.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Create and makes challenge -Anything goes

söndag 22 oktober 2017

Just for fun - a male card

Morning and hello! Yet another card from me and it's not a Christmassy one. Strange isn't it? It's really hard to make cards that has nothing to do with my favourite time of the year and the more I make of them the harder it gets to make something else. LoL

So this was a bit of a challenge for me as it is way more of a summer card than anything else. It was nice just doing some cutting and gluing. I have tons of this collection from Maja Design so I bet there will be just a few more cards like this in the future.


The image is from the cutting paper from the collection called "Denim and friends". All the designer papers are also from the same collection. For some more texture and not just all the normal layers I have added some of the old cheese cloth that was so popular a while back. I have also used some hemp twine. And to match the the colours of the card and to give the card some lovely details have I added some wooden stars. It matches the lovely sentiment that is printed on the designer papers. Decided to use it as it was printed there. LoL To the fantastic colours in this collection is Kraft card the perfect match. I have also distressed all the edges.

Well, this was all from me for today. I wish you a wonderful day and please do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

fredag 20 oktober 2017

Christmas flowers - reminder

Morning and hello! Hope you have had a good week so far. This is a reminder post for the Winter Wonderland challenges and here is my second card showing for the Christmas flowers challenge hosted by Carol.

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 Christmas Candle and coloured it with my Letraset/ Winsor and Newton markers. There is also some glitter pens used for details and sparkle. I have also used a bit of stickles to make it sparkle even more. As on my earlier card for this challenge have I added some golden pearls to the center of the flower. Around the card have I also used liquid enamel dots in white.

My designer papers are from Papermania I think, or may be Dove Craft. There is also a ribbon from Royal Tiger of Copenhagen on there and a few poinsettias. I have also used some stickles on the flowers. The sentiment and die are from Marianne Design.

Well then I hope you will come and join our fun challenge and make a card or two for your Christmas stash.

Take care and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 18 oktober 2017

Make it Square

Morning and hello! I am back again after a hard week where I have been very tired but all due to a fun thing from the weekend. We, me and the rest of family attended my cousins wedding which took place in a bat cave in the Southern part of Sweden. A great old fashion wedding with tons of Irish hints like nature theme, old fashion clothes and a band playing Irish and Scottish folk music. My oldest has been listen to the music more than once since then.

Well now back to reality and the card I have to show for todays new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. We have the theme of Make it Square this week and that just simply mean that we want to see a sqaure card. It's not a challenge at all, but sometimes it has to be simple doesn't it?

I have used the great image called Follow the Stars and it's one of the newer images from the Paper Shelter. I have coloured this stunning image with my Letraset Markers / Winsor and Newton markers. And I have stayed in a grey scale when it comes to everything except for the hair and skin parts. I love to colour with my grey markers but the options are running out as there is no more Tria markers anymore. It might be a chance that I have to go over to the dreadful Copics but at least they have started to make markers with a firm tip which I prefere. Maybe it will work...


Anyway to match the image up which I also spent the morning fussy cutting out I have decided to used my favourite paper pad from Lawn Fawn. They are smashing amazing all the paper pads they have. The colours are just fantasic! This time I went with the blue/grey pad as it is perfect match to my grey lady.

Decorations then. I have used some snowflake dies from Lawn Fawn in mini versions. A silver net ribbon and a silver charm with Christmas bells is also added to the card. I have used some tiny letter stickers to spell out Merry Christmas in Swedish. An old Martha Stewart punch is also used for a punched border which gives a little interest to the card.


I really hope that you want to come and play with us as you are not forced to play with our brand even if we love it when you do. You have the chance of winning digis for a value of $30 playing with our brand otherwise you can win three digis of your choice. Mr Random is always picking our winners for you so you need to have some luck as well. 

This is all from me for today. I will be back on Friday again with a new card reminding you all about the fabby challenge we have over at the Winter Wonderland. Just use a Christmas flower as your main focus and you are good to go. Nice and easy for us all.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Always anything goes

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
Marie

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
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 10 oktober 2017

Embossing

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
Marie

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
Marie


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
Marie

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

tisdag 26 september 2017

Rainbows or rainbow colours

Morning and hello! Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world. Hope you're having a good day so far and that your week is even better. So it's time for a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. Can't believe how fast the time passes by. We are already in the end of September and I took a look in my Christmas stash. Not nearly as many cards as I need for the coming big season. So whatever the challenge is, I will some how make my cards for Christmas and since this weeks theme is Rainbows or rainbow colours it's a totally new challenge for me after all of these years with cardmaking. I have made a Christmas card with halloween colours before but never rainbow colours. LoL But here we go!

My image is from Sassy Cheryls once again. I made another card a few weeks back with another lovely image from Cheryl. It's called Blinkies Snowday Dreaming. I totally adore these images and they are totally amazing. They are all very well drawn and so much fun to colour. Give them a try, you will not regret it. As always when it comes to Passion For Promarkers have I used those markers nowdays know under the brand of Winsor & Newton former Letraset. I have fussy cut the image which is not a big challenge with this clean image. I gave the frame around the Snowman and birdy some rainbow colours even if I didn't use all of them.

Marie Ingholts foto.

I have also used some golden stickles for the inner part of the frame around the buddies and then added a few stickers from Heidi Swapp with golden glitter to tie it all together. Some golden pearls have I also used to keep it together. The designer papers are from Simple Stories and as I missed out on a few of the rainbow colours did I create a few layers with the missing colours to create yet another frame feeling to it all. I even fussy cut the layers around the image. It kind of disappeared without the layers and I really wanted the image to stand out from the background papers which is stripes from dp's that I have glued together to look like one. Some letter stickers from my stash gives the card a sentiment. You will find a few more cards made with this image in the coming weeks or months. I have way to fun colouring them. :)

Denise Morgans foto.
Sponsoring this challenge is the Digi Stamp Boutique and the prize up for grabs is a gift voucher worth £10. Really nice isn't it? To have a chance of winning this lovely prize you have to colour your project with the beloved Winsor & Newton / Letraset markers. Nice and easy, right? Make sure to follow our theme.

This is over and out from me. Take some time and do something that you enjoy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Always fun Challenges - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Uncoventional Christmas (Rainbow colours for my X-mas card)
Come and get it challenges - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - anything Christmas

onsdag 20 september 2017

Make it digital

Morning and hello! Hope you're having a great week so far. And today it just got better as the Paper Shelter challenges start a new fun challenge. LoL The theme is set to "Make it Digtal" which just means that we want you to use a digtal image. You can do the rest as you wish. Colour it digital, or by markers or by pencils or etc.

I am in the middle of my Christmas makings and that is a lot of fun at the moment. Working my way through my favourite images. This one is called Santa Selfie. I love the cosy look of those two together. A really fabby image don't you think?


I have coloured with my Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers. A gel pen with white and some glossy accent's on the red nose, eyes and the camera eye on the phone. The designer papers are from Dove Craft and is called North Pole. Lovely muted colours in kraft, red and blue. Nice and lovely and a perfect match to Mr Christmas himself and his friend.

I have once again used some of all that twine that is laying around in my craft room together with half a million charms which is also used on this card. Some Card craft candy or what they are called is also used. In gold to keep with the warm colours of this card. Now I only have about 30 ones to make before Christmas this year. LoL


When you play with us here at the Paper Shelter Challenges you have the chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30 when you play with a TPS image. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. Nice and easy. You won't regret trying out these lovely images.

Ok then, back to the crafting table and start creating again. I need just a few more cards. I wish you a lovely day and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - anything goes
Creates and makes - anything goes
The Holly and the Ivy - anything Christmas

fredag 15 september 2017

Wrap it up!

Morning and hello! Totally scary isn't it when I have this many posts going live the same week. Wonder what happened myself! This week we are working our way through colds. I was the last one on list for this one. How nice! It's not too bad, just enought to keep me at home with some ear pain that would work as a torture if anyone can make it happen on command. :( Just my way of getting colds I guess. Be a good thing that I am a pro when it comes to pain. LoL

Helen Niles foto.

Sponsoring this challenge is Sasayaki Glitter Digi stamps. The prize up for grabs is one digital stamp of winners choise. Such lovely price and I am sure you will find something that will get your creativity going.

Back to the fun life again, crafting. I am hosting this weeks challenge over at Winter Wonderland and I have chosen the theme of "wrap it up". I would like to see images with gifts on, or tons of winter clothes or even a real gift wrap with a Christmas theme. That might be a little too much to ask for in September but you might be at it already? I have started on my gifts and planning them. I always try to have a little something for everyone that celebrates with us over Christmas and use theme as decorations in the tree. It's something small like a lottery ticket or something and maybe a piece of candy. I think I will make a bunch of these boxes for this coming celebrations, but not all of them will have coloured images as the boxes goes into the trash when opened. We'll see!

I have coloured the image up twice in mini format as the box is only 8 x 5 cm or so in the long part of it. The short sides are 5 x 5 cm. And to make the image even if it's small have I used a big bunch of colours on the image and it kind of drowned in the colourful dp I have used for the box. It's from Lawn Fawn by the way, from the pad called Perfectly Plaid Christmas.


I have used a white decorative ribbon at the bottom of the box and a nice red one at the top to keep the box together. I have made the box with a die that I can't find any brand for. But it work out nicely. A few paper flowers have I also use on both sides of the box to jazz it up a little more.


Well time to hit the bed again and get some new nice energy flowing into my body. I am kind of tired of feeling low and not totally on the go. But it will get better because I feel tons more happy about life at the moment with colds and everything.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this creation
TTCRD - Anything goes

onsdag 13 september 2017

Anything goes - Christmas

Here is where I normally write "Morning and hello" but that would be totally wrong for this post as it goes live during evening. That means I need to have a new greeting line! Oh well, hello might do it for now.

This is my first post for the The Merry Christmas Challenge blog. I decided that I needed some "must do" to get all of my Christmas cards done in time and finding yet another Christmas challenge blog was my solution for that, and here I am! A proud member of the Merry Christmas Blog! And today is the first challenge with will always be: "Anthing Christmas". You can enter anything that you have made yourself that is made for Christmas. It can be cards, crochet or other handicrafts, scrapbook pages etc. I will probably go by the cardmaking most of the time but from time to time it might be something crocheted stuff or cross stitching. You never know!


Ok then my card for this challenge. I have once again used the fantastic image by Sassy Cheryl. He has just gotten a bit of a different look today. With pinks instead of read and a little more colourful dp's to that. I have only coloured with my alcomarkers today, no pencil added. Maybe I should have but that has to be another day. The dp's are from Lawn Fawn, two different Christmas/winter pads. The stars are made with a die from DooHickey, Magnolia Sweden. I cut the stars in a silver glitter card stock. Pearls and a doily is also the only extra decorations I have on this card. I used a border punch as well for little more decorations. My letter stickers spells out Merry Christmas and Happy new Year in Swedish. The stickers are from Panduro.

Ok, it would be really nice to have you joining us over at the this just for fun challenge blog. You know that you will need these x-mas cards soon, really soon.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD -Anything goes

tisdag 12 september 2017

Let it shine

Morning and hello! How are you? Hope you're having a great week so far. Here it's ok but I feel a bit tired from all the pain. Got some help last week from a lady who is specialist when it comes to feet and how we use them. She will tell my so called docs that I really need the special treatment to my shoes that I have had the last 25 years. All of the sudden they didn't think I did need them. At least I now know that I have some support. She could at least help me with one pair of shoes so I won't have to walk in wet shoes during the winter. They are totally worn down. So a tiny victory and got some extra time to fight for my rights! LoL Glad I am not 75 and have to take this fight each and everytime the politicians decide that it looks better with got profit results than helping their patients. Sick and tired of it all.

Ok, card time! So much more fun for you. :) We have the theme of "Let it shine" this week over at Passion for Promakers. It's a great challenge to get a Christmas card or two done using some mirri board or whatever you can think of that shines, maybe one of those fun little lights that you can buy and pop into a card? I don't have any of those but I have tons of mirriboard both the soft version and it's not that shiny so the mirri version is used here together with some glitter board both in white and silver.

Marie - let it shine

I have used a fun and charming image from the Paper Shelter called Running for Christmas. Isn't that the cutest mousie you ever have seen? He is coloured with my Letraset/Winsor & Newton markers. I have also used a few coloured pencils for extra shading. When they stopped making the trias I lost a bunch of shading options when they run out. I want the trias back, pronto! I want all of my gray scale markers back. I love them all!

The designer papers are from Carta Bella called Christmas delivery. A nice and quite bold paper pad. Love the green/black coloured dp. It's smashing! I used a few of my left over die cuts that I always save for times like this. Until I can buy a tiny cutting mashine that can have it's place on my desk, I will keep cutting tons at once. Some pearls are used for decore and dimension as well as a snowflake charm. Some twine that I really need to use up and some pearly stars as well. The letterstickers are from my stash and the distressed stamps in the back ground are from LOTV and from Prima. The bulb is coloured as the rest of the image and then some golden glitter pen for the gold and the bulb is covered in glossy accents and the when it still was wet I poured some lose glitter on to it. Nice and glittery shine to it all.

Denise Morgans foto.

Sponsoring this challenge is Dies to die for and the prize up for offer is a gift voucher worth £15. How nice isn't that? So dig out your crafty stash and come on and play with us here at PFP. You have to use the Winsor & Newton former Letraset markers to have a chance of winning this fabbt prize.

Well then, this is all from me for today. I wish you a lovely week and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
A snowflakes promise - Anything christmas
Creates and makes challenge -Anything goes
Digi chooseday craft challenge - anything goes
The holly and the ivy christmas challenge - Anything Christmas goes