onsdag 20 maj 2015

Roses

Morning and hello! Welcome back to my little corner of the world. Today it's Wednesday and time for a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter. This weeks theme is ROSES and guess if my teamies have been doing some smashing job?

My card is really simple and this week without any image. Instead I used one of Veronica's smashing designer papers from the Vintage Flourishes paper pack. I had a card made that I had to post early with everything done for this challenge and then I got sick so this is what I ended up with instead. However sometimes it can be good to have to work outside your comfort zone a bit. This is a very simple design that is made up with just one dp, some lace and a few layers with card stock.


I did also had a good look at what I have in my draws that is all over the place at the moment. Still working on that office space of mine. Getting closer now and then the big task of getting everything in it's places...

Anyway, I found some of the metall corners that was used all the time a few years ago. Used up a few of those. A piece of lace from my teamie Gail. And as the theme is roses I kept going with that theme and used tons of flowers and rosebuds. Some stickles; Frosted lace is also used on the flowers and a piece of really thin pearl string around the largest rose. The letter stickers are from Prima. I have a whole bunch of them laying around as I have not dared to use them. However, things with glue on the back should not be saved as they don't work very well in the end. So keep using your stash! I don't know how many times I have tried to fix my sentiment which says "congrats" in Swedish.


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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. There is tons of fabby images to choose between and you are sure to find something that will suit you. 


Love n hugs

Marie

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tisdag 19 maj 2015

6 years with Passion for Promarkers!

Hipp hipp hurra! As we would have said in Sweden. Don't tell anyone but my all time favourite challenge to enter is turning 6 years today. And for a few years now I have not been able to join the challenges as I am a part of the fantastic team that just keeps getting better and better! Denise and Gina congrats to your fabby challenge blog!

As we're celebrating our birthday we're having just a few extra prizes that can be won. But to have a chance on those you need to colour with any Letraset medium. And for this challenge only, you may only enter 3 times with your newly made creations. No back linking! Our theme then, wonder what that could be? Theme of the week is set to "NO SENTIMENT", so nice and easy don't you think?

Now you have to scroll down a bit to find my creation. First comes the list of all the prizes you have a chance to win playing with us this week.  :)

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For my card have I used Michel R design papers. I love the vintage feel to them and this pack is called Shabby Flowers. Nice pink and aqua colours in this little set. I matched the designer papers with a lovely image from Power Poppy. It's a lovely store with wonderful floral images. This one is called flowering branches. It's such peacefull image that makes me remember my grand dad who always was out in his garden with or without his cat. Trimming the trees, picking raspberries or potatoes and so on.


I have followed a sketch from CLP that closed a few years back, but I still love the sketches and this one have I used quite many times by now. I am sorry that the colours of the picture looks a bit dull, we have the strangest weather here, called spring weather. :) Snow, rain, sun, heat all at once. I used a piece of double pearl string instead of lace this time. Just as someone had done on one of the creations over at CLP I used some pearls in the middle of the banner. Love the look of that. Curled up the second layer of the dp to show a bit of the stunning flower cluster that is on that dp. A few more pearls, and a few flowers to that. As always a mix of flowers from WOC and I am Roses. There is also a little charm up in the right corner. It made it look like a bouquet of flowers.

Well my friends. Time to come and join us. My teamies have done a fabby work as always and this time both teams are joining in to inspire YOU! Come on over to the PFP blog and have a look for yourself.

Love n hugs
Marie

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fredag 15 maj 2015

Button it up!

Morning and hello! Marie from the sick bed here but at least feeling a little bit better today. Still painful ears and a bit dizzy but better than yesterday.

Today we have a new challenge up for you over at the Winter Wonderland challenges. A nice and easy one as our theme is set to "Button it up!" That means we want to see at least one button on your creation. It's a nice and easy theme in my mind. I took the chance to use up some of all the buttons I have laying around. A few years ago did I get  tons of buttons from a lady and it doesn't show that I have used any of them.

I or rather we, my boys and me have made cards using the same design a few years back. A classic in reuse. The cards are not perfect, a bit crocked and so on, but which tree is that? Only in the Disney movies... :)

Here comes a few examples of tree building with buttons in different shapes.


Middle sized one 13,5 * 13,5 cm


 Mini version with mini buttons 10 * 10 com


Large 14,8 * 14,8 cm middle sized buttons



Our sponsor this week is offering a gift voucher worth £10 to one lucky winner. A great prize don't you think?

I hope you will come and join us over at the Winter wonderland challenges this week. My teamies have done a brilliant job with the challenge and you are spoiled for inspiration over at our challenge blog.

Love n hugs
Marie


torsdag 14 maj 2015

Sketch + sentiment

Hello and good morning to you! A short post to tell you that we in the B-team over at AUD sentiments is providing some new inspiration for this wonderful sketch challenge that last one more week. Do come and join us. The sketch is nice and easy to use and your card will fit into many more challenges.

I almost missed on this challenge as the ear infection I got is just getting worse. It hurts like, well a lot. The doctor say I am to old for this but my body hasn't understod that so far. So I think I go with me still being  young. :) That's the good part with it all and the only good part.


Anyway, I have used the Snow queen from Sassy Studio designs and since we were two sick ones in the family yesterday it isn't my greatest creation, but it's ok. It's better IRL the photo got a bit blured up as well as my head. The sentiment is from LOTV and the dps are from Dove Craft I think, modern Christmas maybe? Two pearl swirls for a nice and easy decoration and some silver glitter card as backdrop to the dps. She doesn't look so heavy on the make up IRL, it's my photo editing that has gone banans again. Must find some time to learn about that.



http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.no/I want to mention again how much we appreciate Sassy Studio Designs for sponsoring this challenge!  They have provided images for our DT to showcase for your inspiration and they are providing the prize for this challenge's winner.





Well, I leave you with this and go back to bed. Somehow I need to take myself and my hurting ears to the soccer field later on to see one of the kids play a tournament today as well. I hope I can see at least one or two games before heading back for bed. Have no clue on how to survive that but it needs to be done. I for sure know I'm alive, at least for now. :)

Love n hugs
Marie

tisdag 12 maj 2015

Blue and purple

Morning and hello! Hope you're enjoying your week so far and hope the rest will be a blast too. I am doing the best with what I got how to speak as I have a few fingers that has gone on vacation as it seems. I can't feel them, they are numb. Thanks to the lovely people over at the employment office and health insurance office. Forcing me to change the working schedule I have just because they think they have a better idea by splitting the days that I have off to two parts instead of a longer one that last over the weekend. 

Thanks to them I could not take the medical bost I normally take on Thursday, kind of decked out of Fridays and then ok with a little more meds during the weekend, to take less during the days when I am job training just so I won't be so foggy. Why can't they just trust a grown up that has been sick every single day of her life except her three first years? What on earth can make them think that they know my body better than I do? Sorry! I had to get that out of my system. Almost feel better right away. :)

My card then for the Passion for Promarkers with the theme of "Blue and Purple". This image, really cute but I am sorry, I don't remember what brand she is from. I've had her printed for years without colouring her up. I have then paired her up with some dps from Prima. The papers are from two different pads. Have no clue which ones. Flowers are from WOC and I am Roses. Some heart pins form my stash and pearls from Bunny Zoes. A piece of lace from Prima is also used.



Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo stamps with a lovely prize of $21 to one lucky winner!

I hope to see you all play along with our challenge this week. It's fun with colour challenges as you might try out combos that you normally don't use. Purple/lilacs is that colour for me. :)

Love n hugs
Marie

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