Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fly me to the moon


Sunday morning and summer rain, whats better than a cuppa and Sinatra's Fly me to the moon?! It could be Star Trek! I'm a fan since the first television series and looking forward to the new film too, tickets already pre booked :)

Challenges:
Less is more: Use a stencil
The Sisterhood of Snarky Sisters: Outer space
Addicted to CAS: Fly
Addicted to stamps and more: CAS
CASE this sketch:


Materials used:
Altenew stamp set, Tim Holtz stencil, Distress inks, Ranger craft nibs, Memento ink, clear embossing powder, black pen, white Sharpie pen, Itsy Bitsy tiny sequins, Wink of Stella.

Love and hugs
I'm feeling the urge to also add: "Live long and prosper"
Maarit

Friday, June 24, 2016

Reflections


Glad to see you again, I've had a small blogger brake, catching up with chores. I've been painting some too and this piece isn't the easiest to photograph so you only get two parts of it until I'm pleased with the full pic. I'm calling her the reflecting lady, she's seems to be brooding or mulling over something. My own reflection is that I should consider a sturdier paper when painting, it looks like she has some skin issues.

I'm entering Paint Party Friday, a great place for inspiration, they are so talented there! I'm also entering Friday Faces, another inspirational blog.

My fathers auntie painted fabulous roses, these reminds me of her.


Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated! Today is a special one in the Nordic countries as we celebrate Midsummer eve in a grand way. The night don't get dark and the Nature stands in her best dress. We'll have pickled herring, early potatoes, salmon, grilled meat, strawberries outdoors and sing a song or two. Don't even dew drops look better than diamonds in the early morning light? Have a wonderful weekend where ever you are!

Glad midsommar! Happy Midsummer! Hyvää Juhannusta!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Always a Chick


Good morning my lovelies, hope your weekend is great so far. We're enjoying a Bank Holiday so I'm making the most of it. I used snippets in different yellow and orange shades to make this card, so I'm entering Pixie's Snippets Playground this week too.

I'm also entering Craft Stamper's Get Inky challenge as I used:

Black Memento ink for the bird image
Brusho inks for the Stamplorations bird and Cuttlebug alphabet cut outs
Distress inks for the Tim Holtz feathers and the stamped panel with an Inkadinkado feather



I so love this image and Brushos.


Different textures to add interest. Can't remember the make of the sweet DP snippet.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Messy Winter Storm


Good morning! Hope you're having a lovely weekend. I'm actually taking part of the May Rudolph Day Challenge today. My intention was to take part of it every month but....I'm feeling as students  before exams here, there was the laundry and the dog grooming (even if I don't have a dog) and I don't know what in between, lol! Here I am at last and with lots of Snippets and reusing so I'm also entering Pixie's Snippets Playground.

Lot's of Stickles!
So what did I use?

The dark blue paper is from a shopping bag, the house is from a men's shirt ( the collar thingy), the inky snow is a piece I've used as a mask when inking.

A black pen to draw the windows, Distress inks in different shades, three Penny Black snow flake stamps stamped in different colours. You can see that the tiniest has the darkest colour. The larger ones are stamped onto the tiny one but with lighter colours.

White Liquitex Gesso splattered wildly and star shaped sequins. The sentiment is Joanna Sheen, stamped in Watering Can Archival ink.

Enjoy rest of the weekend and get messy with colours!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Terrible teenagers at Sweet Stampin'


This is my last card at Sweet Stampin', I've had a wonderful time there and it has been an honour to be a part of the most fabulous team. Real life is calling and I've decided to step down. This week we're making cards for teenagers and I believe this image could work for anyone with a spot of dark humour :) Lawn Fawn is kindly offering a prize to a lucky winner.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Food or Drink
Less Is More: Pop or Bang (pop as in making a sudden movement)



Materials used:
Mo Manning digi image coloured with ProMarkers. Paper snippets and hey presto, done! I forgot to take a photo of the sentiment inside "Good things come to those who wait". 

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! I'll venture in to making cards and journal pages when mojo strikes, so I'm going rogue now, a second teenage. Have a wonderful weekend sweeties!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May Flowers at Sweet Stampin'


It's Saturday and we have a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'; we want to see Flowers this time. Just remember to stamp, digi or rubber. We're being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, please check our blog for all the details and to see the teams gorgeous cards.

I found some matching snippets to play with and the sentiment that says in Swedish that this gift was chosen with love and care . 

Challenges:
Fantasy Stampers: Flower Power
Fab'n' Funky: Three or more layers

The lovely textures.

Materials used:
Vilda stamps sentiment stamp, Watering Can Archival ink, Hero Arts large background stamp, Distress inks, paper snippets, cut out flower from DP, Tim Holtz Jute string, Wink of Stella, pearl Paper pen.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Hope you're having a lovely weekend. We're having summer temperatures and glorious sunshine. Can't be better :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Time for Graduation


Springtime means time for graduation, here's one with fabulous sparkle and minimal stamping. I used a variety from my snippets collection which is now in recession. Soon I might treat myself to some new patterned papers :)

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Graduation

The fabulous glitter paper and a string from a gift.

Materials:
Panduro papers, Cuttlebug postage stamp die, Quickutz star dies, Exhchangeables alphabet stamps, watering can Archival ink, 3D squares.


Ok, this one went wishy washy, the mint green faded away when taking the photo. That happens...as I'm entering an 80's challenge, can I say that the 80's has faded away for me.  Or I'm so wishing it, I actually had a pair mint green tartan patterned trousers. And a neon pink top!!! Please erase my entry if I went too rogue here :)

Addicted to stamps and more: Anything Goes
Cute card Thursday: No dp
Moving Along with the times: The 80's
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Materials used:
Hero Arts large background stamp, Distress inks, clear embossing powder, Art-C sentiment stamp and label die, Watering can Archival ink, ribbon from t-shirt, Panduro gems.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy the weekend! We're actually having a wonderful sunshine and warm breezes here.

Love and hugs
Maarit