Wednesday, October 29, 2014

News for Christmas


Howdy, howddy, howdy! I hope you're having the most wonderful week. Recently I had a win at Less Is More and I received the prize from Uniko Studios. The owner had included a beautiful hand made card I felt really touched, such a lovely gesture. And mojo is back from it's vacation!

Challenges:
Less is more: Newsprint
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Materials used:
Hero Arts large rain drop background stamped with white Color Box ink onto a recycled package backing. 
Uniko Studies snow flake die, newspaper glued onto a piece of thin paper to get a bit sturdiness.
Kaiser Craft half pearl and DQWV card stock for matting.

Enjoy the rest of the week! And I hope the bugs keeps away, so many of my students are couching and sneezing, well it's that time of the year.
Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Soft as falling snow


Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I've been making a few Christmas cards even if mojo went south.

Challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: N for No Coloured images
Rudolph Day: Christmas Cards

Materials used:
Inkylicious image and Prima Marketing text image stamped with Broken China Distress ink.
Itsy Bitsy velvet ribbon.
Distress Stickles and Liquid pearls for interest.
The sentiment says Happy Christmas in Swedish, I believe it's a retired stamp. It was stamped with Stormy sky Distress ink, the ink was also used to make the mat.
Bazzill pearly creme paper.

I stippled the inks to create a dark winter sky feeling.


My second card for Rudolph Day: Christmas Cards. Thank you SARN for reminding me, I read the part of two cards and then I forgot all about it, so sorry!

I would also like to enter Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Embellish It and Pixie's Snippets Playground.




Thank you so much for visiting, I'll try to lure back mojo, I'm a craft addict and it feels strange to not have inky fingers.

Love and hugs
Maarit






Saturday, October 25, 2014

No cards at Sweet Stampin'

This week we want to see Anything But A Card at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge, you have the chance to win prizes from Dis Digis  and Marianne Design, please check our blog for all the details.

I made a few tags for coworkers saying that you made a smashing good work in Swedish. Something that works for males I think.

Materials used:
Vilda stamps sentiment, Distress inks, zig zag scissors, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinder oval dies and branch, EK Succes corner adorner, Itsy Bitsy gems, DQWV designer paper. Ribbon from stash.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! I hope that you'll have a wonderful weekend. I've been counting weeks and realised that I need to make a few more Christmas cards, where did the time go? See you later sweeties.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oh, bugs!

Hope you're having a wonderful week sweeties! I've had a lovely day, I even managed to squeeze in some crafting. Todays' card is merging little creatures and leaves.

Challenges:
Less Is More: Little Creatures
Crafty Catz Challenge: Black and White plus one colour (green)

Materials used:
Penny Black bamboo, bugs and sentiment.
Inkylicious trees, Distress inks, black Archival ink, Sakura pens, Perfect Pearls, Spellbinder leaf and oval dies.

Thank you so much for visiting, it means a lot to me. I'm always glad to see you!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, October 11, 2014

For A Friend

Happy news, I'm in the DT for the Sweet Stampin' Challenge, wohooo! This week the challenge is For A Friend and the sponsor is Flat Friends who are giving away 4 digis! Please check our challenge blog for all the info.

I've seen a lot of home decor ads with the cluttered oriental style, so I tried to merge it onto a CAS card! If I do like challenges?! Yup! The sentiment says in Swedish that there's nothing more precious than a true friend.

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Challenges:
Crafty Calendar: Bingo (Embossing, Sentiment, Sparkle)
Simon Says Stamp: Use Watercolours (Distress inks)

Materials used:
Itsy Bitsy background stamped with Distress ink.
Vilda stamps sentiment stamped with Distress ink and heat embossed with extra fine clear powder.
Fabulous embellie from Itsy Bitsy.

So I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Today I'll stock for the winter by shopping gloves and wool socks, some mornings and evenings are really cold. I'll also call a friend and see if she's up for something nice.

Warm hugs and love
Maarit

Friday, October 10, 2014

Orange for October


I've been making a lot of happy dances lately, I'm in the DT for Simply Create Too!!!! The theme this week is Orange or Halloween. The sentiment says Party in Swedish.

I've had to two wins this too, so this is a very exciting week!!!
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Materials used:
Hero Arts background stamped in Distress ink.
The Vilda Stamps sentiment is stamped in Versa fine and heat embossed with extra clear powder.
The window is cut out with a Nellie Snellen die, the whole piece was layered and half pearls were added.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! I hope you'll play along with Simply Create. I'll be back with another card tomorrow. Ta ta for today! 

Hugs and love
Maarit



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wake up...

...and plant flowers every day! Even if it's fall and the rain is drizzling down. 

Challenges:
Less Is More: Autumn's Bounty
Craft Stamper: Multicoloured stamping technique
One Layer Simplicity: Turning to fall
A try to show the subtle glimmer.
Materials used:
Stampscape stamp coloured with Aqua Markers, spritzed with a mix of water and golden Perfect Pearls. Then stamped onto Bazzil Basics hammered cardstock.
The retires sentiment stamped with black Archival ink.

Thank you so much for visiting, it means the world! I hope you're having a wonderful week. I've enjoyed mine even it's a bit hectic at work with a lot of examinations. I went on my first jog in a year, the doctor told that I might not be able to jog again and felt miserable, but hey ho here we go again, I'm feeling blessed.

Love and hugs
Maarit