Monday, November 28, 2011

Lets get Krafty!

Morning bloggers! Hope you had a lovely weekend and aren't stressing with the Christmas preparations. I've started the hunt for pressies and the occasional sweat appears every now and then; the crowds seems to have embraced the thought of early shopping too, so I'm not alone. Well, one can only hope that I'll be feeling warm and fuzzy as the mouse above when the day arrives. (The text says Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year in Swedish.)

We have a brilliant theme chosen by the fabulous Donna at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week; colour on kraft! I didn't have any neutral kraft so I used the inside of a pasta package. It worked very well and I had enough of it to make a first try for the bin and a second to show. It did take a bit experimenting to get the colours right, but I can really recommend it, kraft is much more forgiving than plain white paper. Please check our blog for all details and to see the teams fantastic projects!

We're being sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store with a £10 Gift Voucher and by our monthly sponsor Crafts U Love with a £15 Gift Voucher. A fab shopping spree!!!

I used:
House Mouse image
Retired text stamp
White Uni Ball pen
Glossy Accents
Aqua Colours
Distress Inks
Stickles

I'm entering:
House Mouse & Friends: The Warm Fuzzies
Our Craft Lounge: Cute Critters
Stamptacular Sunday Challenges: Anything Christmas
The Sweet Stop: A fab sketch to follow

Have a wonderful week full of joy!

Warm hugs
Maarit


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Seeing Zebras?

Good morning friends! Hope you have plans for a fab weekend; we'll have a dinner with my mum and her man. We don't see each other too often as they live far away at the countryside, so it's a happy occasion. And I know that she has lots of wild mushrooms and game meat to us! But no zebras...I'm a bit out of my comfort zone with the card...

I'm entering:
Christmas Card Challenges: Black And White
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Unusual Christmas (the zebra patterned paper)
4 Crafty Chicks: Snowflakes
Charisma Cardz: Snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge: X for Xerox, see below

Paula's card from the Black And White Challenge

Thanks for visiting!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Monday, November 21, 2011

Teenage Boys

Hi there! Hope you had a fab weekend and are ready for a new week. We had a dinner out at a Malaysian restaurant and I'm still high on the gorgeous spicy flavours, yum!

This week at Cupcake the fabulous Denise has chosen the theme to be Teenage Boys. I've made a card for a young man who's celebrating his 17:th birthday and I had a quick check with hubby to see if the card could fit a young man...he said: "OOO Camouflage Colours"!!! I guess it was ok then, he he!

We're being sponsored by Lili Of The Valley who are offering a £10 Gift Voucher. Our special monthly sponsor is Crafts U Love who are offering a £15 Gift Voucher. Check our blog for all the details and to see the teams fantastic work! And please go and share some well deserved love with our new teamie, the fantastic Keeley! A warm welcome on board hun!

I used:
The backing paper is from Stitchy Bears Stamps, it was muted with Distress Ink and stamped with Hero Arts large wood grain stamp. The numbers were cut out with Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet die. Some torn and distressed paper scraps and half pearls and voilá, a card is delivered!

I'm entering:

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

Have a fabulous week full of cupcakes and fun!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Leave Me Not

Good morning friends! Every morning when hasting to catch the bus to work I'm counting the leaves on the trees. We've had a touch of frost, but there are still some leaves hanging in there, glowing in the dim morning light. Soon they'll be gone too and it will be time for a glimmering Christmas tree, but I do love the leaves.
I've made a few one layers for Less Is More, bare branches with the odd leaves left. There's a Christmas Wish in Swedish too, God Jul means Merry Christmas! There are some bold, for one layers, pearls and Stickles for the festive season. I'm also joining: Bunny Zoe's Crafts (Anything Christmas with pearls), Critter Sketch Challenge (monochrome) and Dream Valley Challenges (stitches).

Oh, I almost forgot, I've won a My Memories software at the fabulous Kim Dellow's blog! I can really recommend a visit, she makes such lovely and interesting things!

I used:
Penny Black Berry Branch
Distress Inks
Memories black ink
Sakura pen for doodling

Thanks for visiting!
Maarit'

Monday, November 14, 2011

Make It Sparkle!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious Challenges and we want you to make something for Christmas....and make sure it sparkles!!! An easy one as we approaching the special day really fast! Not much time left to get those cards ready, I so hope I've made enough of them this year. I've already had some ginger cookies whilst listening at Micael Bublé to get into the mood! That can explain the brown colour and the utter sweetness of this card! And the slightly blurred photo, he he!

Please check our blog for all the challenge details and for the fab prize....and of course to see the teams fantastic work!

I used:
Vintage download (check the sidebar for links)
Cuttlebug snowflake die
QK flower and leaf dies
MME Bella Bella design paper
Liquid Pearls
Sickles

I'm entering:
ABC Christmas Challenge: W for Winter Sports
Christmas Card Challenges: Anything Goes (optional Holly/Wreath)

Thanks for visiting!
Maarit

In The Company Of Two

Good morning all! Hope you had a weekend filled with sunshine ...and that you have your sunglasses ready! You'll need them as the card is very... vibrant...mildly put! And, no, you aren't seeing double, we're asking for two images this week at Cupcake Craft Challenges! The fantastic Delphine wants us two use images of two boys, two girls or one of each on your project. The idea is to have two or more characters on your work coming from the same stamp or different stamps. Animals don't count, but fairies and angels are ok.

We're being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs who are offering 4 Digis of Winners Choice and by our special monthly sponsor Crafts U Love who are offering a £15 Gift Voucher. Please check our blog for the details and to see the teams fabulous work!

I'm very busy at school preparing for exams and lessons at the moment, so forgive me for being a terrible blogger at the moment, I'll visit you when everything calms down.

I used:
Free stamp from mag
Alpha and Aqua Markers
Fimo glitter clay for stars
Glossy Accents
Liquid Pearls
QK star die
Stickles

Have a fabulous week full of fun!
Maarit

Monday, November 7, 2011

Textalicious!!!

Good morning all! Hope you had a fantastic weekend, I've been catching up with work and just chilling, so now I'm well prepared for a new challenge at Cupcake! I've chosen the theme to be Textalicious, it's an easy one, just use text paper or something text related, like a book, somewhere on your card...and you'll have chance to win a fab shopping spree!!!

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp who are offering a lucky winner a $20 Gift Certificate an our special monthly sponsor is Crafts U Love who are offering a £15 Gift Voucher! Great prizes, huh!? So what are you waiting for, I'll come and visit all of ya! Check the teams fantastic creations at our blog!

I used:
Magnolia stamp
Alpha Markers
Distress inks and a heart shaped mask
Scraps and bits from my stash
Dymo machine
Stickles

I'm entering:
Just Magnolia: Anything Goes

Have a fabulous week!
Maarit

Friday, November 4, 2011

Celebrating with Butterflies

Hiya all, hope you're having a fantastic week! I've got some great news to share; I've been invited to the Creatalicious Challenge Team, whoop, whoop! And I'm top three at Winter Wonderland!!! Some week's are great, huh! Makes a working mum with two teenagers very happy!

So today I'm celebrating with this card:
Free stamp from Craft Stamper
Distress Inks
Butterfly punch
Stickles
Bits and pieces from scrap box

I'm entering:
4 Crafty Chicks: Die Cuts
For Fun Challenges: A Very Special Birthday
(For Mum, the wishes are on the inside)

Have a great weekend!
Maarit