Monday, January 16, 2012

Born On Winter's Day

Hiya all, hope you had a great weekend. I made a new acquaintance at an art exhibition yesterday, Twombly, together with two old ones, Turner and Monet. Fabulous paintings and very inspiring, I'm left with an itching urge to work with acrylics, just for the fun of mixing colours and splash a bit, nothing compared with the great artists' work, more like small children like to play with colours. Simple joys, eh!?

Talking about small children, the card above is for a toddler Born On A Winter's Day; and that's our theme for this week chosen by the lovely Louise at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

We're being sponsored by My Mum's Craft Shop who are offering a lucky winner a £10 Gift Voucher! Check our blog for all the details and to see the teams fantastic work! Sadly our teamie, Rachel, has decided to step down, we'll miss you hun!

Card recipe:
Simon Says Stamp Penguin
Coloured with Alpha Markers
Covered with aqua Flower Soft and Fairy Dust Stickles
Glossy Accents for the beak
Hero Arts large rain drop stamp
Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls
Sakura pen for doodling

I'm entering:
Stamptacular Sunday: Texture (flower soft, glossy beak, brads)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: All That Glitters
Simon Says Stamps: Spots and/or Stripes

Have a fabulous week filled with inspiring colours!

Warm hugs


  1. Hi Maarit,
    thanx for the lovely comment!
    Your card is so pretty! Love it!
    have a nice week:0)
    grtz Jolanda

  2. Such a lovely shiny penguin :)
    Hope you have a good week love Jane x

  3. I love penguins and I think this card is just perfect for a little toddler. A faberoony creation. Take care and have a great week. xxx

  4. Aww this is very cute Maarit - I love the penguin - his fur looks SO soft and velvety - really gorgeous card!!
    Hope you have a good week!
    Big Hugs!
    Sue xx

  5. The texture on that penguin is really fantastic. Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. Love the texture you've created and the blues are just gorgeous!


  7. Awww just so cute Maarit
    Hugs louise xx

  8. Cute Penguin Maarit! Love it! Shelly x

  9. gorgeous card!
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline dt member

  10. This sparkly penguin is so cute! He's perfect for a winter birthday!

  11. Hi Maarit, just perfect for our sparkle theme this week - love the blue and the little penguin is just so cute! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  12. Maarit your card is adorable, I love all the gorgeous sparkle and your faux stitching looks fab :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  13. Super sweet penguin Maarit and I love that you have covered him in sparkles and flower soft :) Donna ♥ x

  14. What a cute little penguin. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  15. Oh this is so adorable! Love the texture on the penguins. keeleyxx

  16. fab card...such a cute little penguin!

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


  17. Fab card, the blues give it a lovely cool feel!

    Unfortunately some of the Sweet Stampin' DT girls have been unable to leave comments on your blog this week. The rest of the team have rallied round to try & make sure that everyone gets comments but it would be a tremendous help if you would consider the fix. Apparently this is due to blogger issues with an embedded comments box & the way to cure it it is to have a pop up box instead. If you need instructions on how to do this, please see here

    where Alison has provided a quick walk though, it's a simple process!

    Thank you so much & we appreciate you playing along with Sweet Stampin' xx


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