Sunday, April 27, 2014

Flowers to Mum

Fabulous sunshine today, the forecast says that we'll have summer temperatures tomorrow, the crafty flow is on top. And I had a win at the Cute Card Thursday Challenge with the Splish Splash card, woohoo!

I used a Spellbinder circle die to cut and emboss the circle. The background was made with Hero Arts plaid pattern stamp and Memento Bamboo Leaves ink on Glossy cardstock. The flower is a cut our part from a Hero Arts flower border stamp coloured with Aqua Markers, spritzed with water and stamped on cardstock. I added some Stickles for depth and bling factor. The sentiment says To Mum in Swedish and is stamped with Archival black ink. The half pearls are Kaiser Craft.

Challenges:
Simon Says: CAS and Hero Arts
CASalogy: Garden
Crafty Catz Challenge: Anything Goes
Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for visiting!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Cutest Cat

It's Bank Holiday here in Sweden, so one more card with leftover squares. We've had a fantastic day with sun and 21 degrees, I'm sure next week will bring minus degrees one morning, so we're practising he Buddhist way of living in the now today. It never works on dark cold winter days.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Animal Antics ( my 3rd entry)
Fab' n' Funky: Flower Power
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Lots of Layers
Pixie's Snippets playground: Use Snippets (2nd entry)

I used:
Penny Black cat, Derwent watercolour and Inktense pens, gold and white Sakura pens, black Memento ink
Penny Black bird, butterfly and sentiment stamps, Derwent pastel pens
Liquid pearls
Snippets for layering, Helz Cuppelditch papers (Papermania?)

Enjoy your day sweeties, come rain or sun!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Splish Splash

Fabby with a few days off, I have time for long walks and crafting, my favourite ways to relax.

I used leftovers coloured with Distress inks and Cosmic shimmer for the Bubble stamp from Designs by Ryn. I cut them out and glued with Liquitex texture gel, it's perfect as it's matte when dry. I added Liquid pearls, tiny glass beads and Stickles.
 The background was made by stippling Distress ink on glossy cardstock, stamping Designs by Ryn's fishes and rain drops with Archival ink. I added Stickles and glossy accents to the rain drops.
 The corals were cut out from leftovers with a Spellbinder die. The sentiment was typed with a Dymo Machine on a paper strip, the words were coloured with an Aqua marker. A square leftover were coloured with a black Aqua marker to make a mat.

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Splish Splash
Simon Says Stamps: Animal Antics

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Butterfly Dreams

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Less Is More wants to see what Makes You Smile; I'm easily amused so babies, bumblebees and butterflies are on my list. I saw a totally adorable baby and a bumblebee today, so the card needs a butterfly. Everything blue, coffee, chocolate and shoes...kittens...ah, well, you got the picture I guess.

Other challenges to join:
Crafty Catz: B is for .... Butterfly
Simply Create Too: No stamped image
Simon Says Stamp: Animal Antics (added 20 april)

I used:
Itsy Bitsy wall stamp, Memento London Fog ink
Spellbinder butterfly die, reused card board backing, snippets for layering, Distress inks, stippling brush, Perfect Pearls, Liquid pearls, Stickles, Aqua Markers, Sakura white gel pen

Thank you so much for visiting, it means a lot.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Layers

One more for the Easter, playing with snippets. The central part is also layered with snippets to get dimension and the eggs are stamped on small snippets. The pile with white scraps is tiny after I found the fabby Snippet's Playground. Lots of inspiration there.

Other challenges I like:
Simon Says Stamp: Easter/Sweet Treats

I used:
Bo Bunny stamps, Distress inks
Retired egg stamps, Memento black ink, Aqua Markers

I've been out for a short evening walk admiring Daffodils and Tulips, aren't they just lovely. Have a wonderful week sweeties.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Representing myself

I got a question about my blog, I'm only representing myself and my projects here, not a company. I hope that you all are comfortable with that. Todays card is about my favourite saying: Life is not waiting for the storm to pass, it's about dancing in the rain.

Challenges:
CASalogy: Wet
Charisma Cardz: April Showers
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend: Favourite Stamp

I used:
Designs by Ryn rain drop stamp, Memento black ink, Glossy accents, Stardust Stickles, tiny pearls
Itsy Bitsy tiny sequins
Liquid Pearls, Cosmic Shimmer splatter, black Sakura pen for writing, baby blue Bazill card stock

I'll soon be back with another card.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Fairies

The  world's smallest pic, I hope you know that you can click on an image to view it better? I'm feeling much better just from visiting you all and reading comments, it was great to be back at work too, my pupils are also a lovely bunch.

Challenges:
Crafty Calendar: Things With Wings
Fab'n Funky: Fairytale or Fantasy
4 Crafty Chicks: Colour a stamped image
Stampin' for the Weekend: Spring Colours

I used:
cArt-Us stamp, Aqua Colours, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Versa Fine black ink
Spellbinder label dies

Have a wonderful week.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easter Textures

Hope you're all well and are enjoying the weekend. I've been down with a pneumonia so I'm feeling a bit blue. Thought a warm card for Easter might cheer up a bit.

Challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: Easter or Bunnies
Snippets Playground: Use Snippets

I used:
Liquitex texture medium and TH stencil on a snippet
Snippets of ric rac ribbon
Retired easter egg stamp, Archival ink, Aqua Markers
Exchangeable alphabet stamps, Bo Bunny Chevron stamp, Cat's eye chalk

Thank you very much for visiting, it means the world to me. I'm sorry for not being the best blogger for the moment, I'll catch up when everything brightens up.

Warm hugs
Maarit