Sunday, March 29, 2015

A little bit Christmas


In a hurry I decided to make a card to be able to join Rudolph Day this month, last month I totally forgot that February is a very short month. Often I also find weeks to be too short, could we squeeze in one more day please?!

Challenges:
March Rudolph Days: Anything Christmas
Less Is More: Take 3 (#41 Leaves, #43 Bit of Bling, #96 Red & Green)

Materials used:
SARNtangle image stamped with black Archival ink, coloured with Aqua Markers,  black and white Sakura pens, golden Liquid Pearls and Stickles.
Joanna Sheen sentiment stamped with black Versa Fine ink, Bazzill cardstock.

Thank you ever so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Hope you're having a pleasant Sunday evening and are in phase with Summertime, tomorrow morning will be a bit rough.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Easter


Good morning sweeties! We have a lovely new challenge at Sweet Stampin'; Easter. I put out the brightest colours I could find for the joy of Easter and cute bunnies to go. The sentiment says Happy Easter in Swedish.

We're being sponsored by Funky Kits, please check our blog for all the details and to see the teams fabulous cards, there's lots of inspiration. 


Challenges I would like to join:
Love Rubberstamps: Make your own background
Pixie's Snippets Playground: Use Snippets (all the pieces are scraps, even the watercolour paper, some previous stamping went wrong, and I used the backside to make this background)


Materials used:
Penny Black Simple Swirl, Shabby Shutters Distress ink, Winsor & Newton water colours. gold and silver Perfect Pearls. watercolour paper.
Sizzix Wingo Zingo alphabet dies, QK bunny die, zig zag scissors, Bazzill white cardstock, DCWV lime and metallic plum cardstock, foam squares, Panokitt glue.

Thank you so much for visiting, it means a lot to me. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. I have some shopping to do and will also visit a retro style candy store and try to choose candy for Easter. The tricky part is to hide the candy when I get home, so nobody eats it. Urm, so I don't eat it :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sweet baby boy


Hello sweeties!!! Time for a new challenge at Simply Create Too and you'll love it, I'm quite sure, it's Anything Goes!!! Easy peasy, eh!?

Challenges:
House of Cards: Enamel Dots

Materials used:
Magnolia stamp, Aqua Markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Spellbinder label dies, QK star dies, baby blue Liquid Pearls, Papermania background star stamp, embossing ink, a mix of sparkly and pearl embossing powder, Bazzill and DQWV cardstock.

Thank you so much for visiting, it means the world! Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Spring Greens

Hope you're having a lovely week. I do love the spring but not the pollen it brings, well that's life in a nutshell, both ups and downs. Somehow the card was inspired by the pollen too :)

Cute Card Thursday: Spring Fever
Uniko Studios: Anything Goes  and optional sketch
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Less Is More: I was inspired Sarah's fabulous card, mine is much more messy

Materials used:
Cookie cutter to use as a stencil for the heart shape, paper knife, Penny Black stamp, Aqua Markers, pearl Perfect Pearls, golden Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents, Itsy Bitsy sequins, Penny Black sentiment, Bazzill and DQWV cardstock, 3D squares, scrap piece for the image.

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

Love and hugs
Maarit

Monday, March 23, 2015

Words, words, words


My Mojo has been down south, I've been creating things that really hasn't pleased me at all, here's one I kind of liked.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge: No designer paper
One Layer Simplicity: Words, words, words
Darnell's NBUS Challenge: Some of those stamps haven't been used before and the paper had been waiting for a long time to be cut. The colours matches the NBUS button :)


Materials used:
Inkylicious stamps, white ink, black Versa Fine ink, extra fine embossing powder, Bazzill cardstock, sponge dauber, Distress ink.

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

Warm hugs
Maarit

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A piece of cake?

Hello sweet stampers, today we have a new lovely challenge over at the Sweet Stampin', we're in the mood for a piece of cake, so pick up your yummiest images and show us. Oh, dear, my everlasting diet is ruined again. Ah, well, we're being sponsored by Stix 2, please check our blog for all the details and the teams scrummy projects.

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Celebrate

Materials used:
Magnolia image, Aqua Markers, Papermania sentiment, grey Archival ink, Weathered Wood Distress embossing powder, baby blue Liquid Pearls, Spellbinder label, TH ruler for piercing, Helz Cuppelditch' designer paper, Bazzill card stock, Panduro cupcake stamp.

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

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Piece of Mind


 Hello crafty friends, I've been playing with colours and words as I've been amazed by Mystele who makes the most wonderful art, I'm always looking forward to her new tutorials.

I've used the à la mode spring colours pink and coral, blue for the sky and green for St Pat. I really enjoyed myself and worked with flow, so showing a piece of my mind rendered peace of mind :)

Challenges:
Pixies Snippet's Playground: Use Snippets
All Craft Challenge: Anything Goes, No cards
Path of Positivity: Serendipity (finding Mystele's blog)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: A hint of green
Artist Trading Post: Springtime
The three muses: Sky's the limit
Craft Stamper TIMI: Anything Goes, Use a stamp



Materials used:
Derwent watercolour, pastel, inktense and graphic pens, Sakura pens, Promarkers, golden Liquid Pearls, grey Archival ink, free stamp from Craft Stamper, Papermania designer paper snippets, Claudine Hellmuth gesso and semi gloss acrylic colours, TH stencil, Liquitex matt paste, DQWV cardstock as base.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated sweeties! We're enjoying spring weather today, that's very unusual in March, so a walk in the sunshine and lunch out is at the agenda. Have a wonderful day with peace of mind.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

This Makes Me Happy

Less Is More wants to see what makes you happy. But really, the Caffeine stamp was the most expensive stamp ever!!! It came with a huge domestic postal fee and I hid the stamp in a drawer as I felt a bit miserable about the cost. When using the stamp the cling mount was the wrong way up, and the stamp stuck to the stamping block and I had to remount it. Coffee still makes me happy! And trees, butterflies and Hessian baskets!

And inside the card
You'll find my hubby!
Other challenges:
CASology: Basket (Hessian Basket)
Addicted to CAS: Distress 

Materials used:
Rubbadubbadoo coffee and male stamps, Distress inks (Old Linen, Red Mahogany, Vintage photos, Tea dye), Just Rite background stamp, Kaisercraft leaf stamp and half pearls, TH butterfly stamps, golden Perfect Pearl, water mister, Bazzill card stock, DQWV designer paper.
Thank you so much for visiting, it's very much appreciated! I hope you're having a wonderful week with lots of things that make you happy.

Love and hugs
Maarit


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Brave and bold

Hello, hope you're well and having a wonderful weekend. Yesterday was busy so today I'm relaxing in the Crafty Corner whilst the roast is in the oven. I've been playing with this small lovely stamp, it always intimidates me, so I thought that I need to show who's the boss....in my Crafty Corner!!!

Challenges I would like to join:
CASology: Tiny
Materials used:
Penny Black image and sentiment, black Memento ink, Promarkers,  Sakura pens, Stickles, Wink of Stella, white Colorbox ink, extra fine embossing powder, Bazzill cardstock, Spellbinders label dies.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Enjoy the rest of the weekend sweeties!

Love and hugs
Maarit