Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Colourful Christmas

So, hope you're having a wonderful week! We've had a bit of sunshine today, it's been a very dull November otherwise, hence a very colourful card for Christmas.

Challenges:
Less Is More: Jingle All the Way!
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge: Getting Ready for Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground: Use Snippets
Materials used:
Papermania baubles stamped with embossing ink, a mix of two embossing powders (pearly and sparkly).
They were coloured with Winsor & Newton watercolours and cut out. 
The sentiment is Joanna Sheen, stamped with Distress ink.
The dot lines are Penny Black stamped with London Fog Memento ink.

Thank you so much for visiting, it means the world! 

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin' !!!!

Yay, Sweet Stampin' is turning 5 and we're celebrating it this week!!! Join us with a Birthday card and you'll have a chance to win a prize from Wild Orchid Crafts, Crafty Devils or Marianne Designs. Isn't that something?! Check our blog for details and to see the teams fabulous cards.

I played with my new favourite clear stamps, Paperbabe stamps, a challenge win. The stamps give a fabby clean impression, but hey ho, the card became so CAS that it feels a bit empty, could it work as a male card?

Challenges:
CASology: Flags ( colours of my flag, Blue and White for Finland)
Fab'n' Funky: Happy Birthday

Material:
Paperbabe Stamps, DQWV metallic paper, black Archival ink,  extra fine embossing powder for sentiment, 3D squares, book page, Distress inks.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! And a warm welcome to new followers, glad you're here! So do you have some special weekend plans? I'll have a cupcake with my midmorning tea to celebrate Sweet Stampin', perfect to keep the all day november dusk away. 
Love and hugs
Maarit


I went a bit further and added a bit more details.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Wreath

Hope you're having a great weekend! I've been down with a cold, put I'm back on my legs and have enjoyed some easy cardmaking. All pieces were cut out of snippets that lay on my table, I've been pushing them around for a few weeks not knowing what to make with them.

Challenges:
CASology: Festive
Crafty Catz Challenge: Christmas is Coming
Marks Finest Paper: Tutorial Challenge #122 wreath

Materials used:
Joanna Sheen pine dies, Memory box wreath die, Papermania sentiment stamped with black Versafine and heat embossed with extra fine clear powder, White Paper Pen.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Sometimes cardmaking is quite fun; dear hubby thought that the pine cones were leaves, oldest son that they were eggs and youngest son asked if they could be pine cones?! So I wonder what the receiver might think, hehe. I'm looking forward to seeing my students tomorrow! Have a great start on the new week!
Hugs and love
Maarit


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Poppies for Sweet Stampin'

Sweet Stampin' want to see poppies or red for remembrance this week. We're being sponsored by Crafty ribbons, so please check our blog for all the details.

Crafty Catz Challenges: Ribbon and/ or Lace
Crafts 4 Eternity: Ribbon and/ or Lace
Docerela:  Red, green and white
Frosted Designs: White Space

Materials used:
Aqua Markers, golden Perfect Pearls, Penny Black sentiment stamped with black Archival ink. Nestabilities label dies and Itsy Bitsy lace border die.

Thank you so much for visiting! It's much appreciated. I hope you'll have a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Give thanks!

Time for a new challenge a Simply Create Too. This weeks challenge is about being Thankful or Giving Thanks. Please check our blog for all the details, I would love to see you there.

This is my version with the lovely digi image from Whimsy stamps. Isn't she cute?

Challenges:
Crafter's Cafe: Thank You

Other materials used:
Pro Markers, Cuttlebug sentiment die, Panduro designer paper.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated. I hope your looking forward to a lovely weekend. I'm off to Mum's, she's a bit poorly and I'm so hoping that she'll soon be on the mend.

Love and hugs
Maarit


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Glistening snowflakes

Something different for Christmas, it's a bit fun to stretch the stamps.

Challenges:
Less Is More: Non Traditional Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: Razzle Dazzle
Bearly Mine: Christmas Cards
Crafty Calendar: It's all about Christmas

Materials used:
Uniko stamps, Penny Black sentiment cut in pieces, Distress inks, baby blue Liquid Pearls ans Stickles.

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Love and hugs
Maarit


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Birds of Feather

....flock together. I was inspired by the dark and spooky Halloween colours, well it looks like this at evenings this time of the year. Summer, anyone?

Challenges:
Timeout Challenges: Birds of Feather

Materials Used:
Stampscape stamps, Memento black ink for the edges, Versafine black ink for stamping, Distress inks for the background and a mask for the moon. Stickles and silver Perfect Pearls for shimmer.

Keep warm and safe sweeties! See you soon again!

Hugs and love
Maarit

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Craft Stamper Win

I hope you're having a great weekend, I've lit a candle for my father as it's All Hallows' Day here and I thought I'd share a very serene card for Christmas, I do love the sentiment. Sentiment and stamp are Penny Black.

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Fab'n' Funky: Christmas

I would also like to share this; I'm astonished and I've shed a few tears of joy; my favourite craft magazine has picked a card! It's truly unbelievable! It's actually the only craft mag I read!!!

The same card was also picked by Heather Telford at the One-Layer- Simplicity Challenge, I'm overwhelmed! Heather is a fabulous card maker, wowsers! Life is a roller coaster!

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated. I'll hide in my crafty corner today as the rain is drizzling and then I'll visit you.

Hugs and love
Maarit