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


48 comments:

  1. Hi Maarit . . . great card!

    Every day is a gift . . . enjoy each one.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  2. Lovely card and image Maarit, have a good and restful weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  3. I do love this image it could be any one of us. She is beautifully coloured and sits so well with your papers and layout.

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  4. Ha-Ha! This card is a riot. What a great image!

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  5. You've coloured her beautifully! Gorgeous card! I like the added snow too!

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  6. A fabulous card Maarit, what a brilliant image. Great advice too.
    Take care Sweetie, have a good weekend.
    Chris
    x

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  7. A fabulous card Maarit, what a brilliant image. Great advice too.
    Take care Sweetie, have a good weekend.
    Chris
    x

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  8. Such a fun image! Great coloring!!!

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  9. What a fun card, Maarit, love your coloring! Happy Holidays!

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  10. Such a beautiful card and wonderfully colored!
    Happy holidays to you and yours.

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  11. Fun cardamom! I love the Stickles on the hat and ear muffs.

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  12. Maarit I just got message from Kitty (thanks Kitty)
    and I jump here to see your Lady Robusta card
    woooww the coloring is Trully funtastic
    and lovely layout and added that christmas bauble
    great choice of color Maarit I luv this much the added of snow is cute
    Love love love this Maarit :)
    Hugs from Munich
    Monika
    PS: I will tell HN this card you made is really funtastic :)

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  13. You've done an amazing job coloring in this image!! Fabulous card!! Wishing you Happy Holidays!!

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  14. Hi Maarit, fabulous card, love the image and your colouring.
    We all need something when life gets tough, thankfully you have a brilliant way of coping with it, for me it's singing, craft and knitting, you take card of yourself, Kate x

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    happy saturday evening sweety
    Hugs
    Monika

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  16. Hi Maarit this is so fabulous I love that image also the wonderful card design
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  17. Fabulous card Maarit enjoy your weekend x

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  18. That's a cool image and you've done a fab job with it! :) Kudos!

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  19. Cute image, and I love your coloring! I would have to say making cards is my curve ball go-to. So relaxing!

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  20. Cute image, and I love your coloring! I would have to say making cards is my curve ball go-to. So relaxing!

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  21. This is such a cute image... love your card. It's very colorful (nice job coloring by the way)... awesome!

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  22. What a fun card! I can't imagine texting in the snow with gloves on, but different strokes for different folks I suppose! Cute creation!

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  23. Fun image. Love the way you colored her.

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  24. Fantastic job in coloring...fun image and like the snow in the background. Great card.

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  25. What a fun, unique card, love that image!!

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  26. Coloring is great the card is fun............Lis

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  27. I can relate to her...bad furnace last week, my hairdryer started smoking yesterday, and a broken toilet. All is now replaced or repaired, but I know exactly what you mean! And it seems your Lady Robusta does too! Life is still good even when not so good things happen. She's a wonderful image, and I love your coloring!! Fantastic card. Bev

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  28. A brilliant card Maarit, such a fabulous image and great design.
    Pauline
    x

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  29. Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Maarit… such a wonderful image and you've coloured it beautifully… the papers are very scrummy… this card has a lovely warm cosy feel to it.
    I de-stress with my crafting and also playing my synth keyboard.
    Hope all is well with you hun
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  30. such a fun card and you did wonderful coloring your image!

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  31. So funny! Love those stickles dots in the background! So pretty.

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  32. What a cute card! Hoping to get something made for the hop.

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  33. This is just so cute...and love her ear muffs and the falling snow. Like the way you've done the 'wooden effect' with the embellies on the frame, and love the design layout of this one. Pretty papers too. I'm the same way when too much excitement going on (or noise). I need a little quiet Me time each day. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, TFS & Hugs too.

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  34. AWESOME image and gorgeous coloring. Love the snow, too!

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  35. Oh, how creative and unique :) love those tiny snowflakes !

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  36. Such awesome coloring! Love the snow!

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  37. I love this image and so beautifully coloured too. I love your falling snow too. Makes you want ot put your hand out to the computer screen and catch it! hugs Mrs A.

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  38. Well isn't she just cute sitting there texting away with her robust brew! Great snow and sky!!

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  39. Beautiful inking and coloring work! Wow!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  40. This is one sweet card. Fabulous work on the coloring :)

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I love to read your comments :)

Warm hugs
Maarit