Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Christmas!!!


Happy Christmas to all of you!

Stay warm and safe.

Warm hugs
Maarit



Favourite Five Christmas Creations




Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Day. I'm joining Debby's Favourite Five Christmas Creations. I've added links beneath the photos to the original posts.





Wam hugs
Maarit

Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Roses

I got some lovely printed images from a very dear friend to play with. As they are vintage style I had a blast distressing the edges with a scissor and ink. It's quite fun to try the vintage style for a change.

I would like to join:
4 Crafty Chicks: Distressing
Everybody Art Challenge: No Christmas card
Cute Card Thursday: Celebrations
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes

I used:
Distress inks, golden Perfect Pearls
TH fabulous scroll stamp for the paper strip
Spellbinder leaf die, Stickles
Kaisercraft half pearls
Papermania designer paper

I'm looking forward to some more crafting; I'll be at work tomorrow but then I'll have a few days off and plenty of time for inks and glues. Oh, and time for Christmas Celebrations too!

Stay safe and warm!

Love
Maarit


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to rush a snowflake

So how do you rush a swirling snowflake? Or rather the glossy accent, didn't know if it could be set with a heat gun and wanted to post it tonight. Might need to take a pic yesterday.

I would like to join:
ABC Christmas Challenges: Y for You make your own embellishment
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Your Favourite Word (Snow)
Christmas Card Challenges: Make words the focal point
Cute Card Thursday: Christmas Catch Up
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Last Minute Christmas

I used:
Penny Black background and sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Pearl Perfect Pearls
Paris Dusk Memento ink
Glossy Accents

I'll catch with visits later this week.

Love and hugs
Maarit




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

You're A Star


What could be more appropriate on the night for the Nobel Prize than a star, hehe. You can tell I'm a Science teacher, huh?

 I used a Papermania star background stamped with Paris Dusk Memento ink.  The Joanna Sheen sentiment is heat embossed with a fime platinum powder. Some Distress Stickles were added to the stars and the sentiment were layered with a stack of scrap strips, perfect when you're out of 3 D tape.

I would like to join:
Less Is More: Metallic element and one other colour
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cold Frosty Morning

Hope you're having a great weekend, we've had the first snow and a few degrees minus. I made this card earlier and haven't showed it yet, the image really gives that fabby feel of a frosty day at the country side, doesn't it? Oh, my feet will be freezing tomorrow morning when I'll wait at the bus to work, I'll better dig out the wool socks!

I would like to join:
Fab' n' Funky Challenges: A touch of frost
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make you own background
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Ribbons

I used:
Stampendous post card stamp
Memento Paris dusk
Stickles and Sakura pens
Spellbinder oval die

Enjoy the Sunday evening!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dreaming of You is all I can do

This is for all we've lost; a dear school friend passed away this autumn and I'm so glad we once met and shared fabulous moments together.

I would like to enter:
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: With A Flourish

I used:
TH stamps, Distress inks, golden Sakura pen, Promarkers for shading the the flourish, Sakura pen for writing, fine clear embossing powder for the image, TH alphabet die,

Take care and stay safe!

Love
Maarit

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Even more Winter


Two more with the fabby Penny Black snowman, a bit more CAS.

I would like to join with the first card:
Less Is More Challenge: Made with Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes


I also used:
Paris Dusk Memento ink, Stickles
Sakura metallic pens
Tiny sequins
Papermania designer paper
DQWW edge

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

Love and hugs
Maarit





Skating Santa in Red



Hope you're having a great weekend, I've been playing around with the an Santa image and a warning might be in place; it's a photo heavy post. First out is a Santa in red, black and white. The skin colour is made with the same red pen I used for Santa's clothes, only diluted in water.

I would like to join:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
4 Crafty Chicks: Christmas
Joanna Sheen Challenge: Christmas - Make It Sparkle
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Black And White plus one colour

Next two are more vivid in colour and papers.
I used:
Joanna Sheen Santa and sentiment
Aqua Markers and Liquid pearls
Stickles and metallic Sakura pens
Circle Nestie and QK corner dies
Designer paper from a craft mag

I'm delighted as I got a badge this week, I've been smiling since I read it this morning. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Hugs and love
Maarit