Friday, September 30, 2011

Get Well Soon

Ah, Prismacolors and I spent some quality time today. Weather was wonderful, sunny day and garden table was calling us.

Image LOTV
Colorine Prismacolors
Die cuts Sizzix Framelits Tickets

Again inspired just having fun!

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Tic Tac Toe  (flowers, free, bling on buttons and on sentiment shiny silver)
Crafts and Me - #54 flowers
Digistamps 4 Joy - #28 anything goes

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Looking Fresh and Bright

Big news!  May I introduce myself: Annemaritta, Digi Doodle Shop's DT member!

Probably you have noticed on my sidebar, YES, here, right hand side and top of the sidebar. I'm one member of Digi Doodle Shop's DT. (Needed to repeat that, because it is sooooo GREAT!)

During my time in this colouring adventures so far, I have always liked DDSB imaged because reality and kindness of them. Beautiful to work with and of course digital image gives you opportunity to flip and resize, and this brings more ideas into your head.

Ok, here I am. Happy and cheerful!

I will meet hopefully many of you posting your creations to DDSB Challenges. <3

I love card crafting, that’s for sure, but it was only few cards once in a while. Just over a year ago this all changed when I was introduced to blog land and colouring.

Before it was mainly decoupage but now I’ve spread my wings and love trying new things, techniques, different types of cards and digi stamps definitely are great! Well, in crafting world, what isn’t?

That’s the beauty of it, this is fun, therapeutic, nice way to spend good time with friends and make new friends.

Being chosen to join this team is something I am very proud of and surely will learn a lot and hopefully I can give something back as well.

Unique by Annemaritta, that is my signature. I will be visiting your blogs, see you!

Hugs,and lets get crafty! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Touch of Vintage

Tried to catch a bit of vintage look.

Till next one! :)

Baby Twins

This Digi Doodle Shop Best  "Sleeping Infant" is adorable and couldn't help it, had to make cards again using this image. (Link is to the shop, wonderful images!)

Hehheh, I went outside with my camera, cardboard box "studio" and these cards and spent good half an hour taking pics. Neighbour surely think I'm a nutter. Taking pics of a box. :D Nevermind thoug, forgot, I am a proper stubborn nutter!!! :)

Hope you like my latest. :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Bit Fancy Thanks

This is going to be one of my favourite thank you cards. Made it by request and I know bunch of roses might be too much for some, but I think this is beautiful. A little detail is the gap and individual letter die cuts. Pearl silver with silver sating bow. A touch of glossy accent.

Till next card :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Barn Dance

Now it is time for proper old fashion Barn Dance.

Uncle Charlie plays his guitar and surely he knows his way to our hearts :) I think he is playing "Doubleback" by ZZ Top. Do you remember Back to the Future Part 3 and ZZ Top playing? That's the song!

Card again A4 -> 14,5 cm square when folded
Curtains and window is DDSB, I cut the view out because wanted to have this late autumn full moon
Full moon is shiny silver die cut (Spellbinders) embossed using Fiskars plate
Uncle Charlie is Body Tot Hillbilly Band again from DDSB
Curtain tassels green twine
Flowers outside I bought from Samuel Taylors sale
Curtains are made using paper piecing
Uncle Charlie colorine is Promarkers and ohdear lots of blender!

Challenge or two:
DDSB - Autumn Colours
Digistamps 4 Joy - #27 fall colors
Little Red Wagon - #98 twine
Creative Stamp Friends - Card for Man

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Home

I forgot to buy garlic! What a disaster!

Anyway, this is a card made by request. Idea was to welcome a person to new house with a nice cup of tea. Not sure if I got too excited about distress ink or colorine, but here we go. Of course options are about endless, so keep orders coming, thank you very much!!! xxxx

PS. I really need garlic cos making lasagne and my MY cooking is mmmmm.... and house will smell like Italian Restaurant for the next few days :) Herbs, garlic. Ah, sweet!

PS. Son's GF is moving to Wales for UNI and I am heartbroken. She is so sweet, beautiful, nice, funny, cheerful and kind. I am going to miss her sooooo much. It's about 2½ hrs driving, so not that bad, to be honest.

See you!

Cardstock the usual A4, this time white hammered -> 14,5 cm x 29cm
Music Sheet printed on same white hammered card
Distressing with "old paper" (Tim Holtz) ink
Teapot and cup colorine with Promarkers
Roses on the cup and pot are rub ons
Die cuts Spellbinders Hearts Circles
Distressing with "tea dye" Tim Holtz ink
All the rest are old stash.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

OAP me?

This digi is from DDSB and the collection is Body Tots. She is fabulous, isn't she? I call her "Gramma Annie" after me, of course :D Hopefully my sons get the hint... I would LOVE to have grand children!

Quite dark shades of colours, but matches nicely with my colorine. The mess on my desk is after putting this card together from
A4 lightly mottled ivory cream -> 14,5 cm x 14,5 cm (14,5 cm x 29 cm of course)
Base circle is 14 cm diameter same cardstock as the butterfly circle Spellbinders + distress ink
Violet/purple/lilac circle is 100gsm paper and die is Marianne's
Image colorine is Promarkers
Shiny dots are Papermania
Roses are paper roses from sale

That's it really. You will see more of Body Tots, defnitely.

Challenge or two

Digi Doodles Shop's Best - Challenge 75 - Circles
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Di's Digis Designs - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

Friday, September 09, 2011

Summer in September

Weather has turn to normal i.e. autumn is definitely here. Last couple of days have been horrible heathwise and crafting takes my thoughts away from the pain and struggle. Son has been great help. I thought it was a good idea NOT to take painkillers because not going anywhere but ohmygoosh, this stupid idea caused me the most difficult evening and night for ages. Back to drugs. Frustration and anger won't help. Believe you me. But I am so flippin frustrated. And angry.

Result from last night.

Butterfly punch is Anne Griffin (or something like that)
Hologram cardstock is from stash as the flower blossoms
Swirl is Marianne's
DP is Smirk
Green half pearl dots are Papermania

PS. Box is my very own diy photo studio, Dorcas inspired me and you'll find more info from her blog. Also the most wonderful cards. Of course you can't see the box itself, but well, I have it now, suitable DIY photo studio.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

A Card to Remember

A Card.

There is somekind of Fleur De Lis boom at the moment (or passing by). I have this old Fleur De Lis punch and so it came handy. Made a sabloon, template, inked FdL figures on the card as a border, silver embossing powder and heat it up.

Flower is made out of old bigger flower and sort of ripped it a part and glued back together.

Small FdL die cut, distressing with the silver ink, and before that of course, I stamped the sentiment. Ok, ok, I confess... I stamped straight on to the card, but it looked that bad and shaky, needed to do this way.

Challenge for this one
Less is More  Metallic

Sorry about the word "sabloon", mixed a bit of Finnish.
sabluuna - stencil, template

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Silver It Is

Well, thank you all for your beautiful comments and sort of it was the reason I just had to post this one.
This first pic is bright on very purpose! To get the silver shine.

Yes, my very messy desk, but well, if I am not bothered...

This is for 25th Anniversary. Trying to send the message "it feels like it was only yesterday". Roses following the flowers and colours of the "original wedding pic". Hih, let your imagination flow.

Image Lili of the Valley
Die cut Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles
Peel offs... I usually do not add peel offs but well, they were silver and that's it.
Flowers from stash and sales.
Colorine Promarkers

Yep, see you laters all :) and there are challenge or two for me today :)

Designed 2 Delight  Wedding or Anniversary
Little Claire's   #12 Wedding/Anniversary
Ooh La La Creations Anniversary
Bearly Mine Flowers

Summer Girl Blue

Second posting today :)
Summer girl in blue (and lilac purple?)

Card blank is A4 cut to 14.5cm x 14.5cm
Nice light blue square cut  14 cm x 14cm
Spellbinders Wonky Squares
Flowers from stash.
Blinging diamonds are Big Crystal Stickes
Colorine Promarkes and followed LOTV quiding.
Just a bit of Glossy Accent and fine silver glitter.
Image wonderful LOTV (bought a Papercraft Inspirations mag, and got LOTV 20 printouts)

Summer Girl Orange

Summer girl in orange.
At the moment I have this thirst for coloring and making "nice cards. Also new things are on my list like distressing, hot glueing and decorating.

Card blank is A4 cut to 14cm x 14cm
Off white linen 13.5cm x 13.5cm
Marianne Design Creatables Frame & Flower
Spellbinders circle
Spellbinders scalloped circle
Tim Holtz distress ink "tea dye"
(I love those distress ink, ohmy how lovely!)
Flowers all are from Samuel Taylor's sale (I love sales there!)
Stamp is from Pergamano Clear Stamps Flower Girl (It is a set, I believe, but I got mine from internet auction place.)
Colorine Promarkers
Just a drop or two Glossy Accent

Challenge or two I really would like to add this
Bearly Mine Flowers 

Monday, September 05, 2011


The wonderful title is copied from Stacey. My defense is that I seriously needed something beautiful and this has been in my thoughts for a while. I'm not saying MY card is beautiful, but Stacey's is. And the one before that, you know what I mean, if reading Stacey's blog. I love you, girlfriend!

Again card is made by request.

Golden Wedding Anniversary means lots of gold. In this case I took it seriously and on the cover there are
Golden organza ribbon
Spellbinders Hearts Circle and
Marianne's Lacey Doily die
Tiny golden hearts glued one by one
Peel off was from a pile from a friend
Insert border is Fiskars something
Distress ink used on Marienne's die cut is either "Old Paper" or "Tea something"...

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Sleeping Beauty - Times to Treasure

Sleeping Beauty - Times to Treasure

This card is made by request and is for a young couple having their first child. The title has a hidden message, or not so very hidden, I think ;) Times to treasure of course means how wonderful thing the new life is and also how those moments, when the baby is sleeping, are PRICELESS! A bit of peace and quiet. :)

Same Black and White


This beautiful Digi Doodle baby digi is colored with Prismacolors and blending is baby oil as usual. Image itself is so gorgous that I feel it hard to honour. Sentiment is stamped using Impress red ink and tiny touch of Clear Embossing Powder. Embossed with heat gun. Yes, I'm getting there!

Image is DDSB
DP Laura Ashley
Leaves Spellbinders and swirly vine is Marianne's
Die Cut Spellbindes Lacey Ovals
Roses from stash
Glitter Glue is a gift from a friend
Pearls from Malaysia
Stamp "Times to Treasure" is a gift from very highly talented lady Marjo. Love and hugs to Finland!

After a long period of challengeless cards this one goes to

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Fairytale (I know I know, but the "Sleeping Beaty" should validate this)

Thursday, September 01, 2011

LOTV Giveaway

You know LOTV, don't you? Good. I thought so.

There's only 5 more days till you can get your hands on the new release from Lili of the Valley, so we thought we would treat ya to some new stamps!!  We will be giving a stamp away for the next 5 days to two lucky winners each day so don’t forget to pop back to see if you’ve been lucky as well as checking out the DT’s newest sneak peeks!