tisdag 23 maj 2017

Make it manly

Morning and hello! Long time no seen. I have been busy with life and have not had much energy for creating. I am working again, for real with a pay check. It has been a long journey but now it has come to an end. I have reached my goal and is really proud of myself. It would have been so easy to give up. But that is not my road to take.

Anyway, in some bright sun shine have I finally managed to make a card with an image from the Paper Shetler. It's called physical and sprititual strength. A very fitting name for the image. All my three brothers are and are former matrial art athlets. Two of them in the national team, the third stared to play tennis instead. My olderst brother, 40 + actually managed to win a bronze medal in Portugal during the winter. A bronze in the open champion ships of BJJ. Quite cool as he never had that succes when he was younger. My youngest brother was a real super start when it came to jiu-jitsu with one silver and one bronze in the world champion ships and a victroy in European challenge cup which is a big tournament like the world champs. Now is my nephew and nieces following in their dad's foot step. One is in the national junior team at the moment.



Ok, got a bit side tracked here. LoL Of course I have coloured with Winsor & Newton / Letraset markers. That is something you have to do as well if you want to chance of the prize this week. The image is paired up with some simple storie and Echo park dp's. The real deal this time, not the digital versions. I used some puffy stickers to decorate and my beloved Panduro Foam letters to say congrats.

Sponsor of the week

Denise Morgans foto.


Di's Digistamps with a gift voucher worth $12. Thank you for that!

Well that is all from me for today. I hope you have a good day and do something that makes you happy.

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 9 maj 2017

Anniversary challenge - Passion for Promarkers

Morning and hello! This week is the anniversary of the Challenge blog Passion for Promarkers. Happy Birthday! Some very well spent few years with tons of fun and lovely challenges. So this time are we celebrating with a lovely challenge for you all. We are playing bingo! There is only one thing you need to think about and that is to use Letraset Markers, now know as Winsor and Newton.

And here comes the bingo board

Denise Morgans foto.

We have a whole bunch of sponsors for this challenge and here they are

Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a prize of $21.00 voucher

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DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher

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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
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Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice

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Alicia Bel is offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher

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Petal Lu is offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher

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For my card have I used a TPS image that I had tons of fun colouring. I have used "punches and dies, bling and birthday" or "square card, bling and text" or "punches and dies, text and black & white". I love the shading of grey. Lots of fun to colour that way, but there isn't as many shades of grey left now when the Tria markers isn't around any more. That is sad as it hard to get those fine colour changes without more options. Please bring them back!


I have use a paper pad with only black and white dp's which is really nice. I just wish I had bought it as a 6 * 6 instead. Pearls, paper flowers, gem stones and a charm work as decorations. A punch for the border and a die cut flower is also used.

It would be great fun if you played along with us and help us celebrate our birthday. Tons of prizes to be won as well. Come on and join the fun.

Take care and do something that makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

onsdag 3 maj 2017

Flowers

Morning and hello! I am having a blooming week this week. Two challenges in a row with flowers as their main theme, and both of them are set by me. Wonder what I was thinking doing that? Oh well it is spring and the flowers are really blooming at this very moment so I am not that off, am I?

Todays card is for the Paper Shelter and as mentioned the theme is Flowers. That means that we want to see some flowers on your creation. Either on the image, on the dp's or even some lovely paper flowers or what ever they might be made from...

I have used the very adorable garden gnom with the name of "Having a good time!". Isn't he adorable? I think he looks very relaxed and happy with his day. He has probably worked hard for his rest, don't you think? I have coloured him with a mix of Letraset markers and copics. I have a few of the last ones as well and I thought I give them another try. I needed some new colours to jazz things up a bit. Really pleased with his flower shorts.


The designer papers are from Echo park once again. Filled with happy colours and a pleasure to use. Once again they are digital and I think they are from Celebrate spring. I print a few at the same time and never write down what they are. Maybe I should? :)


As always playing with us over at the Paper Shelter you are free to use any brand of image or none if that's how you like it. Then you have a chance of winning three digis of your choice. Playing with a TPS image gives you a chance of winning a gift voucher worth $30. How nice isn't that and you get quite a few images from that price. That means tons of fun!

Ok then, time for me to sign off for today. I wish you a lovely week and hope to see you soon again.

Take care and do something that makes YOU happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes

tisdag 2 maj 2017

Make it bloom

Morning and hello! I am back again, this time with a creation for Passion for Promarkers. For once it's a lovely day with sun shine but the wind is still cold. Yesterday I did some colouring and some painting as well. Redoing the stairway, from some kind of peach to black. It will look smashing when I am done with it. At least I hope so and together with some colourful wall paper it will be great.

Denise Morgans foto.

Anyway, sponsoring us this week is the Paper Shelter and the price up for grabs is a voucher worth $10. You will get a few images for that and it's all hight quality images and all comes with a backing paper as well.

And now to my card. I have used the image called Adorable Dutch girl. I probably should have gone with white blue and red but the cards is mine and I was in more vintage feel this time. :) She is coloured with letraset markers and some glitter pens from sakura. It probably doesn't show much on my photo but it's there.


I have used some of my Maja Design papers. It's time to use up some of the old stuff laying around. It is getting really crowded in my crafting room and I need to use some of that stuff up now. Wonder how it always become more in that room even if you keep making stuff? Hmmm a little helper maybe? The dp's are from Coffee in the arbour or something like that and I have used some vanilla card stock as matting for all the panels. Butterfly charm is from PY hobby, paper butterflies made with a Martha Stewart punch and the flowers are mostly from WOC. A piece of lace and some pearls from my stash as well.

This is all from me for today. Take care and do what makes YOU happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes
Always fun challenges - Flowers
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Pearls and or gems
Make my Monday - May flowers
Addicted to stamps - Flowers and butterflies
Glitter and sparkle challenges -  Flower power

fredag 28 april 2017

Sparkle or bling

Morning and hello! Hope you had a good week and are ready for the weekend? Here it's cold and freezing while I write this. Rain, heavy winds and snow from time to time. Well, spring weather. LoL

Today is it time for a new Christmas card from me and that means a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland as well. The theme set for these two weeks are: sparkle or bling or maybe a little bit of both.

I have used an image from our sponsor and it's called Mr and Mrs Snow. I won the image a while back but have not been able or had the time to use it before now. But here we go. It's coloured with my Letraset Markers and then some stickles from Rangers on top of that.


I have also used some gold card stock with a matte finish in gold to back the card. I have also used some Kraft card stock for that. The circle dies are from Gummiapan. The dp's are digitals from Echo Park, winter something something I think. The red foam letters comes from Sirap i Paris store. And the doily is bought at PY Hobby if I remember right. I cut it in half and spread it out a bit. Well, I think that's about it about this creation. I feel a bit more stressed out when it comes to my crafting at the moment as I am busy with work and soccer for the kids five or six days when it's at it's worst. But the season is short two intense months during spring and then the same again during fall. I will find some new routines to make it all work again. I have before and will again. Well my friends. Take care and do what makes you happy

Helen Niles foto.
Crafty Sentiment which is sponsoring us have this say about their company by the way:
“Crafty Sentiments Designs was started back in 2009 by myself, Suzette, the owner. My artist and I bring you cute, whimsical and fun characters, to create unique and excigint hand made gifts and projects. We also carry our own brand of exclusive rubber stamps, digital stamps, cutting dies, sentiments and CD roms that are perfect for all your scrapbooking and card making needs. There is always something new each month as we release new images monthly. Crafty Sentiments Designs is also now hosting live shows on Hochanda a UK based craft channel”

 Well my friends. Take care and do what makes you happy!

Love n hugs
Marie

Challenges for this card
TTCRD - Anything goes