Saturday, August 31, 2013

Christmas Fairy


Here's another card with the homemade washi tape, this time stamped with red Distress ink.  The striking text in red Brilliance ink says Merry Christmas in Swedish.

I would like to enter:
Crafty Catz Challenge: Ribbon Pleating
Cute Card Thursday: Things With Wings

I also used:
Greeting Farm fairy, Memories black ink, Derwent water colours
Panduro heart punch, red Stickles, Pearl Perfect Pearls
Ribbon from stash 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs and love
Maarit 

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Wish

Hope you're having a good start on the week. I've been playing around with stamps and a tape to make my own washi tape, I kind of like these Christmas cards, that doesn't happen often!!!

I would like to enter:
Less Is More: Washi tape
Fab'n Funky: Stick It (does washi tape count?)
ABC Christmas Challenge: Q for Quick

I used:
Papermania ornament stamp, Distress ink, clear embossing powder
A retired text stamp for the tape
Metallich and green Sakura pens
Hugs and love
Maarit

Saturday, August 24, 2013

July Journal

Can you guess where we spent a few days in July?! Yes, in Paris mes amis! We spent the days walking around at the usual tourist attractions and had fantastic meals at the restaurants. My shoes didn't recover after the trip and I believe my tummy is a bit rounder, hehe. And the French were very polite and helpful! Some things do change for the better.

I would like to enter:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Journeys, Travel and Destinations

I used:
Free design papers that followed a magazine
TH stamps, platinum embossing powder
Quickutz heart dies and TH alphabet die
Tissue paper with Mona Lisa print, glue
Memento London Fog ink for distressing
Black and metallic Sakura pens

Have a wonderful weekend where ever you are!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bold colours for June

The journaling quest is getting more and more fun, it's a great way to test new techniques and let mojo free. I can recommend it when a card feels too square.

I would like to enter:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Bold and Beautiful
Fab' n ' Funky Challenges: Anything that looks like Summer

I used:
Creative Expressions and Penny Black stamps
White embossing powder, white ink, embossing ing, blue Distress ink
White and metallic Sakura pens
Liquid pearls and Cosmic Shimmer
DCWV flower border, TH alphabet die
Gemini ticket was a gift (can't recall the make)
Promarkers
Enjoy the rest of the weekend friends! Hope we see soon again.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Vintage Christmas

Hope you're well and are enjoying the weekend! I'm trying to catch up with the Christmas card making with a vintage style try. I need some more practise, but hey, there's a lot time for it yet!

I used:
Papermania ornament stamp heat embossed with golden powder
Penny Black Pine stamp and Pine Needles Distress ink
Retired text stamp
MS border punch
Liquid Pearls


I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas Challenge: P is for Pine
Christmas Card Challenge: Evergreen Trees (Pine)
Joanna Sheen Challenge: Embossing dry or heat
Christmas Cards All Year Around: Fancy and Fussy
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelsnuts Christmas Challenge: Christmas + Anything Goes

I'm having a cold, so tonight we'll enjoy a take out and then a film and a cuppa with honey from a bee keeper friend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Monday, August 5, 2013

May Journal Page


I tried something completely different for the May Journal Page. The paper is coloured with acrylics and stamped with a vibrant blue acrylic colour. I thought the colours could match the feeling of happy feet dancing! I never thought after the spine op that I would be able to dance again, it's pure joy!

I also used:
Feet stamp (don't know the make)
Hero Arts rain drop stamped with white ink
Distress Crackle paint
Sizzix and Tim Holtz alphabet dies
Sakura metallic pen and a note sheet

I would like to enter:

Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes

Have a wonderful week!

Love
Maarit