Sunday, November 24, 2013

Treat Calendar Bags

So, did I mention that I'm in a crafty flow? Yup, this is the second post today and my inky fingers are itching to dive into the stamp drawers again. These are calendar treat bags for young master R and W, no worries, they never visit my blog.

I would like to join:
Crafty Catz Challenge: Tags and Bags
Cute Card Thursday: Anything But A Card
Fab'n' Funky Challenges: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge: Celebrate
Stampin' for the Weekend: Feeling Festive
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Cause for Celebration


I used:
House Mouse stamp, Memento ink, Pro markers, pearl Liquid Pearls
Stickles, QK candy dies
Exchangeable alphabet stamp, Cuttlebug tag die
Penny Black sentiment
Kaisercraft half pearls

Thank you for visiting, it means a lot to me!

Maarit

Sparklers and Bling


Morning all, hope you're having a great weekend. The sun is shining over Stockholm and everything is well over here, it's a bit chilly so we're not far away from the first snow. Yesterday evening we munched the traditional Christmas ginger bread cookies, saffron buns and tasted some mulled alco free wine to keep us warm.

I would like to join:
Crafty Calendar Challenge: All things Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Heather's fabby sketch
Simply Create Too: Snow or Use only white

I used:
PB snowman and sentiment, Paris dusk Memento ink
Tiny star sequins, Stickles, metallic Sakura pens for highlighting
Papermania paper, DQWW star border
Kaisercraft bling

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay warm.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Clean Rudolph


Hiya, hope you're all well. I'm feeling better and have enjoyed crafting with this cute Rudolph using snippets.


I would like to join:
Less Is More: CAS and designer paper
CASalogy: Bell (Rudolph has a tiny)
Christmas Card Challenge: Sparkle and Bling
Dream Valley Challenges: Clean and Simple


I used:
A free stamp, Memento ink, Promarkers
Red Stickles, golden Liquid Pearls
Vintage Photo Distress ink for shading
Brilliance red ink, red barn door Distress ink, Rust Perfect Pearls
Spellbinder circle dies



Quite fun with an easy card, I might have enough Christmas cards this year! I'll be back for reciprocal visits tomorrow, see you soon sweetie.

Warm hugs and love
Maarit

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Being proud today

Today I'm feeling proud; all bits are from the scrap heap, an achievement in itself and I managed to take a nice pic without natural light. I think this is the first one I really like, I just turned the daylight lamp a bit and it made wonders. I'm also very proud of my students this term, they are working very hard and are a lovely bunch, if I may say so. I know that I'm blowing my own horn loud and clearly, felt a bit blue and needed something to get in the pink again.

I would like to join:
ABC Christmas Challenge: W for Winter Wishes
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Vintage
Crafty Calendar Challenges: All things Christmas
Fab'n' Funky Challenges: Anything Goes

I used:
Retired sentiment stamp
Hero Arts grid patter stamp
Aged Mahogany and Aged photo Distress inks
Rich Cocoa Memento ink
Cut'n' dry pen nibs for shading the pine cones
Joanna Sheen pine dies
Stickles
Rust Perfect Pearls
Prima design paper

Hope you have something to feel proud for. Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Let the Candlelight Shine


Hiya, hope you're having a great weekend. The afternoons are getting dark at silly four o'clock and I'm letting the candles shine. Here's a few more for Christmas, the candle is more golden yellow IRL.

The sentiment says Merry Christmas in Swedish if you wonder.

I would like to join:
Fab' n' Funky Challenge: Christmas and Traditional Colours
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Keep it simple and clean
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Christmas Is Coming


I used:
Penny Black candle stamp
Aqua Markers on the stamp and then a light water mist before stamping
Aqua and Pro Markers for shadowing
Can't recall the make of the sentiment stamp
Memento Bamboo Leaves
Stickles and Glossy Accents

Love and hugs
Maarit





Sunday, November 3, 2013

Christmas Wishes


Hiya, hope you're having a wonderful weekend, I've been enjoying a walk to a local craft faire, there were some local food producers as well so my cupboard is filled too.

I would like to join:
Christmas Card Challenges: Pop It Up
Crafty Calender Challenges: All Things Christmas


I used:
Spellbinder circle and Joanna Sheen pine dies
Stickles, 3D tape, gems
A sentiment stamp with Christmas wishes in Swedish
Brilliance red ink

Friday, November 1, 2013

White Christmas

Something easy today; MS snow flake stacked to get layer, heat embossed with a mix of glitter and pearl powders, and a Marianne design die cut as a clean bauble.

I would like to enter:
Christmas Cards All Year Around: Snow, Snowflakes
Christmas Card Challenges: Bows
Less Is More: String or Twine

Love
Maarit