fredag 6 mars 2015

Animal Antics

Morning and hello, Running a little late today but soon I'm very I should be in my day plan. :) The day got a little longer than it should have yesterday, and I couldn't take a good photo of my quite dark Christmas card. The first one for 2015. WooHoo!

So as this is Christmas card you have probably figured out that my posting today is all about the Winter Wonderland. Our break from Christmas cards is over and we're back in preparing for the big day again. We're starting our Christmas cards with the theme of Animal Antics. So images with sweet loving animals/pets is what we want to see on your Christmas cards this week. There is so many sweet lovely images out there so it should not be a problem to get a card done for this theme. I look forward to see them all.

For the first time ever have I manage to complete a card with the lovely House mouse and friends. I have lots of those stamps but for some reason they just ends up laying around in their box. Maybe because I have tried to colour them with distress inks, but not this time. I went with my Letraset markers and ended up with a decent image which I really love. It's super cute and it was fun to colour it.

The dps are from a pad I found laying around, I didn't have the front left so I have no clue who it's from, but I like the dark dp with ornaments on. It's stunning. I have worked with lots of layers on this card as the image is fairly small. And after all it is a Christmas cards so some glitter card stock fond it's way there as well. Some foam letters to spell out God Jul (Merry Christmas in Swedish) and a few big bold pearls in the corner and I felt done.


We have a really nice prize up for grabs this week and if you want a chance to win this come on and play with us. We are sponsored by Wild Rose Studio who are offering the winner three stamps.


Ok my friends. It's time to deal with the rest of the day. I hope to see you around at Winter Wonderland. Don't forget to play with us. You know you want a chance on that lovely prize. ;)

Love n hugs
Marie

torsdag 5 mars 2015

Bingo + sentiment

Good morning to you all! Hope you had a good week so far and that you'll have a great weekend too when it's here. Had a bit of a tough days with a little bit more pain than I had for a few days. Time to slow down in other words. It's my own fault as I got so much energy from the work training that I have over done it. Time to pay the prize but it will be fine soon I hope.


It's time for the B-team over at Aud sentiment to bring you some inspiration for our Bingo challenge. On top of making one of the rows complete in the bingo board you need to have a sentiment on your creation. After all we are named AUD Sentiments, so always a sentiment when playing with us, ok?


We are sponsored this week by  My Artistic Adventure - and in addition we are pairing up with Add a Little Dazzle for this challenge. This means that we will have TWO WINNERS this week! A Gift Certificate to Add A Little Dazzle and a $10 Gift Certificate to My Artistic Adventure.

For my card have I used Vintage Easter postcards 1. I used one of the images with blue around them and made the size match my card. I have once again used Maja Design Vintage spring for my card. And before I forget it I tell you that I match up both middle rows : something pink, flowers and glitter/bling and the rows that goes with paper punch, flowers and lace. 



My mind likes clean shapes and straight lines, well supposed to be straigth at least and this card really shows that. Three different dp's and then the cute topper that reminds me of my granny who always sent Easter cards, often painted by an artist that used his/hers mouth or toes to draw and paint. I still have them. I never do any decoration or stuff like that for Easter. Stopped doing that when the cats I had before decided that they where there for them to "kill". But I really enjoy making my Easter cards. This year I even think I have to send some away. LoL

I don't remember where the lace punch used is from, but I find it sweet. :) The flowers are from WOC and I am Roses. Lace is from Pysseltagen, it might be Prima as brand. Pearls from Bunny Zoe, stickle from Rangers. The pink flower dots are from a store here in Sweden that isn't around anymore. Feathers that is hardly seen from Panduro I think. 

Well, I think this is it. I hope you like my creation and will come and join us over at AUD sentiments this last of our Bingo weeks.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
Creative Knockouts - Border time
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Clear it out challenges - Anthing goes/anything goes (clearing item: dps)
Papertake weekly - Anything goes twist flowers (hand made, didn't get that far)

onsdag 4 mars 2015

Anything goes over at Party Time Tuesday

Hi there and welcome to the March party over at Party Time Tuesday. As we have an anything goes theme, always over at Party Time Tuesday it gives me a chance to test out making cards in new ways for me. This time it really is party time here, and a fancy one it is.

I have a friend who have a friend that turned 50 recently and as 50 is big mile stone, or so I've heard I thought that I go all the way and make a tailcoat. Googled that and found two that I really liked and made my versions of them. So with this I say a big THANK YOU for the inspiration to Dixie Cochran for the wonderful CAS look of a tuxido/jacket. And Nina Dee for the other version of the card. It has been such join to make some different cards from what I normally do.

 Both cards are really fun to make and fit both as invitation or birthday cards. In my case it became a birthday card. I have added my own touch to both cards. The first one that I have made two versions of has used a ribbon bow tie instead of a paper one, On the second one I used black embossing power to get a shiny, silky look and I also added a pocket with handkerchief in it. I tried to figure out if I could add a carnation of any sort to this card but the ones I had was to big and making it less big ended up in well, a real mess. LoL I read that a perfect tuxido is dressed with a carnation...

So here are my cards to inspire you hopefully as the ladies above inspired me for my cards. It was really fun to make something that I didn't have to colour for once and I will probably be making more of those cards, both modells. It's such great male cards don't you think?


 The more CAS version of the tuxido with a ribbon bow tie. Buttons are card candy.

 The more detailed version with added pocket and handkerchief on it. Pearls as buttons. Handkerchied and bow tie made of white ribbon. The rest is only white and black cardstock even if it looks a bit grey here. 

Sponsoring this month is


Well thanks for looking and I see you around over at Party Time Tuesdays. Can't wait to see what you all come up with for our challenge this month. 

Love n hugs

Marie

Challenges for this card

tisdag 3 mars 2015

Lovely lilac and lemon

New challenge over at Passion for Promarkers this week the theme is Lovely Lilacs and lemon. A nice and easy challenge for you now when spring is on it's way.

All the world champion ships of skiing is over for this time and now more time to craft, if  I just hadn't turned my craft room over to a mess. Well, actually that room is starting look tidy but the rest of the house, maybe not that much. My whole living room is filled with my craft stuff and my desks and drawers and you name it. It's such a mess! But will be worth it in the end. I had just planned to paint one of my walls. Well, I am now heading from three walls and wall paper on the fourth. Not much but it will look great I think. Anyway, I am so pleased with my almost nutsy decition to pain the walls dark, daaark, daaaaark green. Almost black. It it totally smashing.

The feeling of the room is that it will be little and I need more light sourses in there but it will be great. Luckly I decided to go white on my furniture in there so it will be great and give some light to the room. I can't wait to get this finished that's for sure. I will even have a new floor and roof. I am kind of robbing my kid of that. His room should have been done first but one thing led to another and so on. It's a bit hard on my crafting at the moment. Have stuff everywhere and in the middle of it all one of my cats sits and looks at me like I am totally crazy. The worst part is that he probabaly is right. LoL


Well my friends now when I have written what I felt I need to get of my chest I am ready to tackle my card for today. We have the theme of lovely lilacs and lemons this week and then I thought: Ok not my colours but I want to do something nice with the theme anyway, challenge myself so a big dive into some wooden mounted stamps that I've had for a few years. Looked at them again and thought why not? So an enormous lilac stamp fitting the theme became my choice. Colour it in with my letraset markers and found real joy in that. It looks ok and then the hunt for the dps; Maja design came to my rescue again and found  matching dps.

My card looks like this and I build up a fairly big flower cluster in matching colours. Not very easy this time. I just with I could have done it a bit smaller, but at least it looks kind of nice. Then some pearls and a piece of lace that matched into the creation as well. Over all it looks quite ok and I am please with the card. And I remember why I don't use that stamp that often. Its really big and hard to get a crisp image from when you stamp it. A bit hard to colour too but this went ok.

Some green stiff string from prima, glitter glue, tons of flowers and pearls is used to decorate the card. Some lace tide into a bow and a heart shaped charm to finish it all of and the card is done, almost. I did also use some glossy accent to highlight the water drops on the leaf and then added a fem more around the card.


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Sponsoring us over at Passion for Promarkers this week is Crafty Sentiments Designs - three (3) digis is up for grabs this week. And they are of the winners choice. Couldn't be any better could it? 

Love n hugs

Marie


Challenges for this card
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes + optional flowers
Clear it out challenges - Anything goes + Anthing goes of stash (dp's in this case)
TTCRD - Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - Pearls for girls
Bunny Zoes - For the girls

onsdag 25 februari 2015

Make it digital

Hi there and welcome to my midweek post, probably my only post this week. I am so tired since started work training that I can hardly keep my eyes open when I come home from work. And that's why I am late with my card again, that and the fact that we have been sick again. A never ending story but soon spring will be here and probably less of the colds. I have not even had the to learn the software for the soccer club but I am getting there. It probably would have been lots easer to ask someone but yet again, I would not learn how to do it then would I? At least not as good.
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There is another reason to why I am late as well. I have spent some time empty my craft room, well a third of it at least. I have painted one wall dark green/ black greenish and it will be THE darkest craft room ever but it looks so good and I will feel calm here. I can't wait to finish this and I have even been promissed a new floor for the room, but that I can't put in there myself. My partner has to do that. I am so glad that all of the yellow in this room goes away. And when I say "post gul" all who lives or have been in Sweden knows what I mean. It's a really bright yellow that you can see from far far away. White furniture to this will be looking really great. Can't wait but I have to do it slow or I will be back in my heavy pain status again and I really don't want that as I feel fairly good even if I am on heavy meds.




Now then my card that you are here to see. I have used the wonderful image called the Lantern and coloured it in grey with details in red and green mostly. I then dived into my big, big pile of Prima designer papers. So many and so little used. They have some nice dark once in their collections, however they didn't really match up to what I was looking for so in the end I used a wedding collection from Authentic and got some more scraps used up. I try to reduce all of my stash as much as I dare. I always think that I will use it in the future but I know I won't so... I try to collect what I think I won't use and then give it to my oldest kid's school.




I ended up with lots of details on this card. Lots of pearls and lots of flowers both from I am roses and from Wild Orchid Crafts. A dark red ribbon and some glitter glue. As always (nearly) coloured with my Letraset markers. Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. and so is the border used on the red card stock. Pearl string from Rox stamps here in Sweden.

Ok, the final info and I will add a better photo tomorrow when I am not as tired as I am now. Knocked out again still I have slept fairly much today when I get back home from work. Wasn't my attention to do so as there is some great fun world champion ships of cross country skiing going on here in Sweden at the moment. My favourite skier was up for the first time this champion ships and won! Congratulations to Johan Olsson, the one and only!

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

As always we have a gift voucher worth $30 up for grabs if you play with any TPS product. Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning three (3) digis of your choice. Come on now crafters we know that you love these images and we would really like to see a few more of the Paper Shelter images.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card