Sunday, June 29, 2014

Childhood Memories

Yesterday I visited a fellow blogger who remembered sunny childhood days by the lake...surrounded by pines and spruces. I've had such days too, no palm trees or cicadas, but mosquitos and cooling dips.

Challenges:
CASology: Wood (in my case, as in pine woods)
Crazy 4 Challenges: Summer/Winter
Fantasy Stampers: Here comes summer

Materials used:
Inkylicious stamps, Distress ink, Derwent inktense and watercolour pens, Kaiser half pearls

Thank you so much for visiting. Enjoy rest of the day and remember care free childhood days in the sun.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Snippets Only Card


Howdy! Hope you're well and kicking, if not, lots of hugs to you. Here's a little something that went just as planned. You know when you have an idea and it works out well, it's a lovely feeling.

The cut out circle is from a card that didn't end well, I put it away to see if I would change my mind about it, but no, it was a disaster, so I cut out a circle.

The other cut outs are from tiny snippets, yup, I'm saving them too, thrifty is the word I believe.

Less Is More: Use A Recycled Item
Pixie's Snippets Playground: Use Snippets
Crafty Catz Challenge: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Circles
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Materials used:
Circle Nestie, That Special touch stencil, Impression Obsession swirly background stamp, Aqua Markers, Distress inks, water mister, Joanna Sheen pine die, Panduro heart punch, Sakura pens, Prima Crystal, Technique Tuesday word die, Itsy Bitsy Sequins

Thank you so much for visiting, it means a lot to me! Have a wonderful weekend treasuring the small things in life... and cardmaking.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Who do you pray for tonight?

I've been lucky to have known a beautiful friend who left us 26 May, my prayers goes to her family.

Challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground: Leftover pieces to stamp on
Loves Rubber Stamps: CAS
Lexi's Creations: For A Friend

I used:
Hero Arts plaid stamp for background, stamped with Distress ink.

Inkadinkado image stamped with Distress ink and heat embossed with extra fine embossing powder. Aqua Markers for colouring and a Sakura pen for shimmer.

EK Succes corner rounder, Itsy Bitsy gem, Exchangeable's alphabet stamps.

Take good care and call a friend just to say hello.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Doodle Wire Frame

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, I've been enjoying the fabby weather and have had a very relaxing weekend eating strawberries and reading books.

I'm also feeling very brave as I doodled a wire looking frame...and I'm repeating "Embrace Imperfection" whilst looking at it. The colours are from my bedroom and my Country's flag, blue and yellow for Sweden. I don't count the neutrals.

Challenges:
Less Is More: Bedroom Colours
One Layer Simplicity Challenge: I've been framed
Stampin' for the Weekend: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: The colours of your flag

Materials used:
Freebie stamp from Craft Stamper
Memento black and London fog ink
Inktense pens, Glossy Accents, Sakura pens
Reprint corner stamp

Sending hugs, and hopes that you'll be well if you're poorly. Thank you so much for visiting!

Love
Maarit



Sunday, June 1, 2014

A Happy Hello!



Splendid summer weather in Stockholm and I'm making a card with a bit of darkness to give contrast to the sparkly bits, the card stock is a marine blue leftover designer paper strip, perfect for a rectangular card. Oh, and it's a happy day, my cut out daisy card is one of the picks at Pixie's Snippets Playground. Go and check the cards, you'll always find super inspiration and friendly playmates there.

Challenges:
Less Is More: More than one stamp
Cute Card Thursday: Blues and Hues
The Challenge #7: A Fabby Sketch
Used materials:
Inkylicious stamp coloured with Aqua Markers, misted with a water solution of liquid pearls and then stamped on water colour paper.
The Inkylicious birds were stamped with Distress ink.
Prima glitter dots, Itsy Bitsy sequins, Technique Tuesday sentiment die.
The card stock is an old Once Upon A Time paper from DCWV

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a great Sunday, it's a new week tomorrow!

Warm hugs
Maarit