Friday, 9 June 2017

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop


Today I'm participating The Ton's summer release. If you came from Janette Kausen's blog, you are not the right track, if not please start at the The Ton blog. 

The Ton has 24 new stamps for their new Summer 2017 Release which includes up to four free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!  

I played a a little with these new Large Peony stamp and Fresh cut Anemones - stamp sets. Here are my projects:

On my first card, I stamped the large peony with light grey ink onto a grey card stock. This time I used coloured pencils only to colour the image. Here is a close-up from the flower.

On my second card, I used Fresh cut Anemones stamps set and watercolored the flowers. I used Distress Ink for watercolouring and I stamped the flowers first with the most detailed stamp on the set. Here is a close-up:

Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton's shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs.  To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. 

Next on the hop is Jenny Lee Yamasaki. Here the list of all participants if you encounter a broke link. Have fun!

  • The Ton
  • Laura Sterckx
  • Tae Eun Yoo
  • Laurel Beard
  • Mayline Jung
  • Svitlana Shayevich
  • Emily Midgett
  • Dana Gong
  • Vera Yates
  • Svetlana Pavlova
  • Eunji Jung
  • Amy Tsuruta
  • Laura Jane Head
  • Justine Hovey
  • Sveta Fotinia
  • Janette Kausen
  • Marika Rahtu
  • Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  • Amy Kolling
  • Lisa Harrolle
  • Lydia Fiedler
  • Brenda Noelke
  • Olga Matyushevskaya
  • Chris Dayton
  • Anna Kutsenko
  • Kay Miller

  • Thank you for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!


    Thursday, 8 June 2017

    Altenew May 2017 Blog Hop Winner

    I'm here to announce the winner of my blog. Altenew announced the winners on their a blog a day go, be sure to check out if you are one of the winners.

    The winner of my blog is: Rose

    I love how you coloured the cherry blossoms. Very pretty & elegant card. 
    Rose, please contact Altnew at with a subject line Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from Marika's Blog.

    Thank you all for you kind comments. It really made my day reading your comments. Thank you and see you soon.

    Thursday, 25 May 2017

    Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


    Today, I'm participating Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop. If you came, from Kavitha's blog you're on the right track, if not please start at the beginning from Altenew blog. 

    I used Under the Cherry Blossoms Tree stamp set to create my card. Here's my project:

    I stamped the braches with Buttercream Altenew Crisp Die ink. Although the branches overlapped, I didn't use any masking since I was going to colour them up anyway. I laid my base layer with copics and added sharp details with coloured pencils over the copic layer. I list all the colours that used below if you are interested on exact colors I used. 

    For the butterflies, I used an older stamp set (which is still one of my all time favourite Altenew stamp sets) and stamped with the same Buttercream ink onto a piece of white card stock. I coloured the butteflies with copics and coloured pencils. I used a piece of foam tape and liquid glue to adhere the butterflies and stamped the sentiment from the same Under the Cherry Blossoms Tree stamp set with black pigment ink. I used pigment ink to ensure good stamping over the coloured images. Here's a close-up of the butterflies. I also stamped a little falling pedals with Peach Perfect Altenew Crisp ink. To finish up my card I adhere da piece of Cherry Wood card stock.

    Copics and Polychromous used:
    Copics: E000 - Y21 - Y23 - E42 – E40

    Polychromos: Ivory (1039, Light Flesh (132), Medium Flesh (131), Pompeian Red (191), Burnt Ochre (187), Cadmiun Orange (111), Raw Umber (180), Walnut Brown (177)

    Inks: Buttercream Altenew Crisp Ink
    Card Stock: Cherry Wood Altenew Card Stock

    To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

    I will also draw one winner of $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store on the comments left on this blog post. Please, to be able to win leave a comment by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT. I will announce the winner soon after the giveaway closes on my blog.

    I'm sure there is a lot of wonderful inspiration to be seen on this hop. Next on the hop is Lisa Spangler. Have fun hopping!

    Thanks for stopping by! Have fun hopping!


    Guest Designer at the Ton - second post


    Hope you all are doing well. This is my second Guest Post for the Ton blog. On this card I used Wild Cherry Blossoms and Beautiful Butterflies 3 stamp sets. Here's sneak, please head over the Ton blog to see the full card.

    Have a great day! I'll be back quite soon! :)


    Saturday, 20 May 2017

    Guest Designer over at The Ton

    Hello my dear crafting friends,

    Today, I have a special news to share with you. I was kindly asked to be a guest designer over the Ton blog. First, I'd like to thank Effie for inviting me, it's really been fun to work with her stamps. This is my first guest post, there's two more to come!

    Here is a sneak of my first project. Please, go over to The Ton blog to see the final project.

    Thank you for stopping by today! Have a beautiful weekend!


    Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

    Hello my crafting friends,

    Today I'm participating Altenew's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop. If you came from Raquel Bowman 's Blog you are on the right track, if not please start at the Altenew blog. 

    Congratulations Altenew, it's been a real delight to see Altenew turn such a succesful crafting company. Altenew has such a unique style in its products and I really love to play with them. To celebrate Altenew's success I was inspired by spring (which is finally about to come to the Arctic Circle as well). I used some of the older products and combined them to the newer products. Here we go:

    I started with the Garden Treasure stamp set. I used Morning Frost Altenew Crisp ink to stamp the flowers. I love to use this very light, warm gray ink to stamp my images when I do no-line colouring. Instead using my go-to-colouring-method, I used only coloured pencils today. I usually combine them to copics or Altenew Artist Markers but today I wanted to use only my Polychromo pencils. I list the colours below if you are interested in the exact colours I used.

    Then I die cut the flowers from Garden Treasure stamp set with co-ordinating dies to create masks for my flowers. Die cut flowers are a bit bigger than actual stamped/coloured but it doesn't matter since you can colour the missing parts when you add details to your branches. I stamped the same branch twice and made it to look like one big branch. I used Limestone Altenew Crisp Ink to stamp the branches from Winter Cardinal stamp set.

    Then I stamped with the Limestone ink a butterfly from a older set called Wild Hibiscus and die cut it with co-ordinating die. Here is a close up of the butterfly.

    To finish my card I stamp a sentiment from Beautiful Quotes stamp set with Pure Graphite Altenew Crisp Ink (my new favourite sentiment colour by the way). Then I added a string of Real Grey Altenew card stock to the bottom of my card  and added a few sequins to add a little magic. :)

    Faber Castell Polychromo pencils used: Ivory (103), Light Flesh (132), Medium Flesh (131), Burnt Ochre (187), Green Gold (268), Dark Sepia (175), Earth Green (172), Earth Green Yellowish (168), Warm Grey III (272), Cold Grey III (252), Cold Grey IV (233) and Cold Grey (234)

    Derwent Coloursoft pencils used: White (C720)


    Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

    Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

    Next on the hop is very talented Nina Marie Trapani. I'm sure you're on your way to real eye candy! Here is the entire hop list for today if you encounter a broken link.

    Thank you for stopping by today. Have fun and have a lovely day!