Saturday, February 28, 2015

All or Nothing

Hello sweet stamping friends, today it's All or Nothing at Sweet Stampin'. We want to see one layer or lots of layers, obviously I went for the Nothing option, but mind you, some crafters might count the sparkly gems for layers. One layer cards are tricky :)
We're being sponsored by Live and Love Crafts, please check our blog for all the details and my teamies most fabulous cards, they are so inspiring!
Challenges I would like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday: Fancy Corners (I made rounded corners)
Addicted to CAS: Distress ( I used distress inks)
Ruby's Rainbow: Anything Green

Materials used:
SARNtangle image and sentiment stamped with black Memories ink, Aqua Markers, Distress inks (spun sugar, wild honey, peeled paint, shabby shutters, worn lipstick), cut'n'dry pen nibs, white Sakura marker, Wink of Stella pen, Prima marketing gems, Derwent pastel pencils to create shadow and soft background, small sponge daubers, EK Success corner adorner.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's very much appreciated!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Friday, February 27, 2015

Green Dreams

Simply Create Too has a fabulous new theme, St Patrick or Green. As you can see, I went for the green theme and added some gold. The sentiment says in Swedish.that you need to try your wings to know how far you can go.

Challenges I would like to join:
Crafty Catz Challenge: Use Dies or Punches
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Crafters Café: Lots of Layers

Materials used:
MME Bella Bella designer paper, That special touch stencil, Distress inks, 
Reprint border and corner stamps; stamped with Distress ink and embossing ink, heat embossed with extra fine clear powder.
Inkido butterfly stamps, Spellbinders butterfly stamps, embossing ink pen, Tsukineko extra fin golden powder.
Itsy Bitsy ribbon, golden Liquid Pearls, sewing machine, thin steel wire for the antennas, unstitch tool for distressing
Vilda stamps sentiment, ribbon from stash


Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! I'll have a new post tomorrow with the quite opposite of this card. See you later!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chocking Colours

Hiya, a bit of a colour chock today, you might need sunglasses. I was doing a bit shopping two weeks ago and picked a vivid coral pinkish item, the seller told me it was all the rage for this season. So why not use it for a card?! A striking panel for all the cooling whiteness. 

Challenges:
CASology: Monochrome
4 Crafty Ladies: Things With Wings

Materials used:
Hero Arts long flower border, stamped with Distress inks (Picked Raspberries, Worn Lipstick, Cotton Candy), extra fine clear embossing powder. The same Distress inks were used to colour the panel.
Zig Zag scissors, EK Success corner adorner (the large one).
Impression Obsession sentiment, black Versa Fine ink, Penny Black small clear butterfly, Glossy Accents, gems from stash.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Hope you're having a lovely Sunday evening and are ready for a new week filled with fun. I'll wear my chocking coral pink socks with pride!!!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, February 15, 2015

In the Pink

Here's one for you all sweet crafting and blogging friends. You're always there with kindness, jokes and encouragement. And sometimes an occasional tut-tut!!! Crafting is for me a stress relief and I'm so blessed to have you here.

For this notecard I used a "cutling", the leftover strip from cutting out card bases from a 12" card stock and a fabulous Sarntangle stamp, I was very brave and added some own tangles.

Challenges:
Less is more: One layer and love
CASalogy: Love
Fantasy Stampers: Pretty in Pink
Alphabet Challenge: Z for Zentangle

Materials used:
Sarntangle stamp, black Archival ink, Distress inks (spun sugar, worn lipstick, pickled raspberries), Cut'n'dry pen nib, Wink of Stella pen, Star dust Stickles, white and black Sakura pen, Bazzill cardstock snippet

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Hope you'll enjoy the rest of the weekend, I think I'll take a brisk walk and have a lunch out today, there's a lovely plant nursery which has a marvellous small café. We only have 1 or 2 degrees Celsius, so the spring plants have to wait some more weeks.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sweet dreams are made of this


Hello sweeties!!! It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. This time we're inspired by songs, so grab a stamp and singalong with us. We're being sponsored by Crafts U Love, so please check our blog for the details and teams fabulous projects. I forgot to tell that I was inspired by Eurythmics song Sweet Dreams (are made of this).


Challenges I like to join:
Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes



Materials used:
Prairy Fairy image, Promarkers, Distress inks, Pink Paislee text stamp, Penny Black music notes and swirl stamp, Hero Arts alphabet, embossing ink and golden Tsukineko embossing powder, water colour paper, Itsy Bitsy sequins

Thank you so much for popping by, hope you come back soon again. I hope you'll have a lovely Valentine's Day, I'm sending lots of love your way.

Warm hugs
Maarit



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine-y

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! We're having a lovely sunshine and heaps of snow, a very beautiful day.
Challenges:
Less Is More: Pink and Grey for their 4th Birthday!!!
I love ProMarkers: Lot's of Love
Materials used:
Free digi stamp from A Day for Daisies, Pro markers, Paperbabes small heart stamp, Pickled raspberry Distress ink, Bo Bunny border stamp, Weathered wood distress ink and embossing powder, embossing ink, Liquitex matt gel medium, Stickles and Wink of stella, Bazzill white card stock

Thank you so much for visiting! It  means the world!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Flowery Hello

Hello!!! Urm, I've already dropped my New Years Resolution to have fun and use the stash....I just had to buy a stamp set. You know what I mean, but whilst waiting for it, I'm stretching some old stuff. 

Challenges:
Less Is More: Little Ones (small flower stamps)
Everybody Art: Text as Motiv
Fab' n 'Funky: Hearts and/or Flower
Materials used:
I cut out three tiny flowers from a clear Hero Arts long border stamp. 
Stormy Sky, Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress inks and Wink of Stella pen.
London Fog Memento ink for distressing the edges of the Spellbinder label die cut.
Distress Stickles, Bazzill white hammered card stock. EK Success large corner adorner.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated!

Love and hugs
Maarit