Saturday, December 26, 2015

Five Christmas Favourites of 2015


I'm back with five Christmas favourites for 2015 to join Debby's challenge; this first one has lovely Zarntangles.


Penny Black is another all time favourite.


This reminds me of CAS old Japanese designs, Hero Arts has lovely patterns.


Ok, Brushos are just amazing, every time. The first try was horrible though :)



Clean Nordic design at it's best.


And something fun!!! Oh, and I can't count !!!!

Thank you so much for visiting! All your support is heart warming!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Happy Winter Couple


I hope you're enjoying the holidays, I'm here with a happy winter couple in bold colours to keep you warm. Everyone who knows me can tell that I'm never far away from a cup of coffee or tea :)

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps: Make it Sparkle

You could join Sweet Stampin' too if you're showing food or beverages on your project.

Mr and Mrs Java :)

Thank you so much for visiting!

Love and hugs
Maarit


Friday, December 25, 2015

Friday Face


Hope you're having a day filled with peace and love wherever you are! I'm back with a painting of a sweet young lady that stings and is all drama. Still incapable of acting. I guess you met someone like that too? 

I'm entering Paint Party Friday and Show Your Face even though I don't seem to get the colours right, the winter darkness is challenging photo wise.

Lots of colour layers.

Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated! We've been enjoying Christmas with family and visited a church concerto today. They had the cutest manger I ever seen. Take good care and stay warm.

Love and hugs
Maarit



Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ready for Christmas?


So, are you ready for Christmas? We at Sweet Stampin' have a perfect challenge for the late Christmas cards; Merry Christmas. So pick up a stamp or two and join us!


Challenges:
Snarky Stampers: Christmas


It's a free image from Kajsans Scrap blog coloured with Pro Markers, the "Ho" is a Craft Stamper freebie stamped with Aqua Markers and heat embossed with fine clear embossing powder. The highlights were made with a white Sakura pen.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Take good care of your loved ones and enjoy every day.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, December 12, 2015

How to manage curve balls


So what keeps you going when life throws you a curve ball? You know those curve balls that make you revalue everything. There is the obvious choice to spend a lot of time with family and friends for support, you need a lot of coffee too. For me card making, long walks and the gym are peaceful sanctuaries to just be with no need to verbalise everything. A place to re-energize and just be. I need the both when the going gets tough. Lady Robusta seems to enjoy her cuppa whilst texting.



Image from Java Card Art Line.

Other materials used:
Promarkers, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls,  DCWV glossy green wood patterned card stock, free DP from magazine, Spellbinders small bauble die

Thank you so much for visiting, it means a lot! Stay safe and warm and take good care of your loved ones.

Love and hugs
Maarit


Saturday, December 5, 2015

It's snow time at Sweet Stampin'


All Dressed Up is sponsoring us at Sweet Stampin' for our Snow Time Challenge. So join us with something snow related, just remember to stamp, rubber or digital. Check our blog for the teams fabulous cards and to see all details. I got this cute snowman from our sponsor to play with and may I say that at last I'm at a friendly basis with the Pro Markers. It took me a few years, some of us are particularly slow, but hey ho, I'm very fast when it comes to eating chocklit :) 


Challenges I'm entering:
Addicted to CAS: Joy (a joyful image)
Crafty Calendar: Let it snow
Crafty Catz: Let it snow
Fantasy Stampers: CAS Christmas
Simon Says Stamp: Let It Snow


Spellbinder die, Bazzill cardstock, Pro Markers and Stickles.

Thank you so much for visiting!

Love and hugs
Maarit