Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bringing you Sunshine


Tomorrow I'll be back at work after four wonderful weeks with loads of sunshine. I'm so looking forward seeing the students!

I would like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday: Beside the Seaside

I used:
Michael Powell image coloured with Derwent pens and Distress inks
Cuttlebug and Quickutz dies
Sun punch and Card Candii
Bingo sheet from Crafts 4 Eternity and Distress ink
Laura Ashley design paper

Love
Maarit

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Slow crafting in the Sunshine

I've been moving around this crochet flower for a year now and finally I found a place for it. You might call it slow crafting!

I would like to enter:
Less Is More: Hand made flowers
CASalogy: Gold

I used:
Cuttlebug dies
Aqua Marker for shadowing, gold Sakura pen

I'm enjoying the last days of the Summer holidays with crafting, training and easy living. Oh, to keep the warmth and the hours of daylight a little longer!

Love
Maarit

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One Sheet Wonder


I found a for me new technique at Splitcoast Stampers, OSW, One Sheet Wonder. It's about using one paper sheet to create a set of cards, I used the template and card design Susan Roberts shows at her blog. It was a really fast way to make a set of cards.

I would like to join:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Christmas in July
Fab'n'Funky: Christmas in July


The colours suddenly changed when the sun decided to beam!

I used:
Papermania stamps for the circle, Brilliance ink, clear embossing powder
A retired text stamp and Distress ink
Card Candi
Quickutz corner die, Marianne design and Spellbinder circle dies
Berry Merry design paper

Thank you so much for visiting!

Love
Maarit

Friday, July 19, 2013

Anchors for Hope

Hope you're not getting bored by the image, this could be the third card with it, but I'm so in love with it at the moment.

I used:
Kaisercraft image stamped with Archival ink on glossy cardstock, brayered Distress inks for background, coloured with Aqua Markers, added highlights with a Sakura pen.
The anchors are from a Pink Paislee set, stamped with Versafine ink on scraps and cut out.
Quickutz large and small corners, EK Success corner adorner for border, Marianne Design and Spellbinder dies for circles.
Hero Arts large wood grain stamp and Distress ink, Liquid pearls.
The sandy looking background is made with gesso and acrylic paint, it's easy to make textures on it while it's wet.

I would like to enter:
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Colour Challenge

Love
Maarit

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I can go the distance


Isn't this time of the year just gorgeous with all lovely roses and Birthday parties in the garden? This is a Birthday card for someone who loves roses and waits for the Holidays.

Items used:
The ticket is stamped with Memento London fog
The rose is made with Tim Holtz flower die, distress inks, distress stickles
Leaves are QuikQutz
Paper and brads are Papermania
Tree heart from Panduro and Distress Crackle paint

I would like to join:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Shabby Chic
One Stop Craft Challenge: Summer Colours
Word Play Saturday: Birthday
Mervi's Candy And Challenge: Summer Birthdays


Love
Maarit

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Snowflakes in July

Yes, I know, it's early, but I thought that it's time to make some thank you cards for Christmas. At first I thought to incorporate a thank you too, but it looks better with no text at all.

The snowflakes are Penny Black, stamped with Distress and embossing ink and fine embossing powder, the gem in the middle was a clear one, but it was coloured with alco ink to match. The shape was made with a Spellbinder die.


I would like to enter:
One Layer Wednesday 148: A Christmas/Holiday Thank You
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Christmas in July
Less Is More: One Layer Shaped Cards, not square or rectangular
Charisma Cardz Challenge: No designer paper
House Of Cards Challenge: CAS Colour Palette


Warm hugs
Maarit



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Shades of Grey

Less Is More wants to see Shades of Grey this week. 

I used Memento London fog and Archival Jet Black inks to get the grey shades. The stamps are Inkylicious and I also used Sakura pens to add shadowing and highlights.

I would also like to enter:
The Creative Craft Crew: The Great Outdoors
Challenges for Everybody: Anything Goes

We're having a rainy day and I'm feeling quite pleased as I recently got a small planting plot, no need to carry water today.

Have a wonderful week!

Love
Maarit



Monday, July 1, 2013

Anything But Square


This week at Cupcake Craft Challenges we want to see anything but square, please check our blog for all the details and the teams fantastic cards, they are so beautiful!!!

I'm still playing with my hexagonal dies so the shape was easy to choose; I cut out a frame and the cardstock. The image is a Penny Black, stamped with Versa Fine and embossed with clear powder. Background and colouring were made with Distress inks, cut'n'dry pen nibs, stippling brush and mask. Some distress stickles and glossy accents for texture and interest. I also used a Cuttlebug die for the flower and a QK die for the leaves.


I would like to enter:
Joanna Sheen Challenge: Anything But Square
Crafty Catz Challenge: Say It With Flowers
Dream Valley Challenges: Make your own flower or embellies

Have a wonderful week!

Love
Maarit