Thursday, 14 April 2016

Something amazing just happened...

Good Evening,


I've had this little secret for a while and today I'm able to share it with you. Jennifer contacted me a a few months back and she asked if I wanted to make a guest video on her channel.. I think I literally stopped  breathing for a while while reading that email. I think this is the biggest achievement in my crafting "career" and I felt so honoured just to be asked.  

I've been following Jennifer for a long and she is the kindest person I know in the crafting community. I think she is just an angel on Earth and I believe we all should follow her by giving away a little bit of kindness every day. Thank you so much, Jennifer! Hopefully I made you proud with my guest video. 

I made this card here:






Supplies:
Stamps: Lacy Scrolls and Fresh Freesia fby Altenew
Dies: Pierced Rectangles by My Favourite Things
Inks: Black Soot Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx Black
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: English Lavender, Dull Blue
Card Stock: Daler and Rowney Cold Pressed Aquiline Texture Watercolour Paper 140lb, Simon Says Stamp Smoke Card Stock
Detailer Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush by Kuretake
White Vellum 
Superfine Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger
Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Irresistible by Image Crafts: Tuxedo Black and Silver

Thank you for stopping by today and sharing this wonderful day with me! I think I can't stop smiling tonight.. :)

Hugs,
Marika

61 comments:

  1. I saw it and was so happy for you! You deserve all the glory for sure. You are an amazingly talented crafter and, from the limited interactions we've had, a lovely person too. It's a gorgeous card and you have show cased yourself beautifully. So pleased for you! Xx

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  2. Absolutely stunning and congratulations!

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  3. I saw this on Jennifer's YouTube earlier today, and I said, hey don't I already follow this blogger? So glad you got this attention, your coloring is stunning!

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  4. I really enjoyed your video. Beautiful card. I love what you say about Jennifer also because I feel exactly the same about her.

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  5. So Happy for you too! You can breathe again:)

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  6. Congratulation on your video on Jennifer's blog~ it is beautiful! You are so talented : )

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  7. All of your designs are just beautiful, Marika. I was thinking of you a little while ago as I was unpacking a package of Polychromos that came in today's mail for me. Finally, I have some PINKS! I hope I can make you proud just as soon as I get in a bit of practice!

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  8. Another beauty, Marika! I love watching you paint!

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  9. So Happy for you too! You can breathe again:)

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  10. Yep, I saw it...see all of your work. Jennifer is right, this and all of your work is a splendid example of your considerable talent and artistry. Another Marika Masterpiece.

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  11. Wonderful card Marika, your colouring is so amazing, Cathy x

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  12. This is beautiful Marika and so wonderful to see you making a guest appearance on one of Jennifer's videos. I love the colour you used for the flowers and I love the way you tucked part of the flower under the frame as well as over and the little random silver dots, and black dots for the flower centres. x

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, Marika. It was a true pleasure to watch you create!

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  14. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your techniques. I'm always inspired by your work!

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  15. Marika, I've found you via Jennifer's Guest post and I am so glad I did. She is correct, you are amazing. You have inspired me so much today. Thank you, that kindness is everything to me. So wake up today knowing that have already paid forward your kindness for the day. Thank you. T xx

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  16. I was so happy for you when I saw Jennifer's post. Congratulations and so well-deserved! Your card is another beauty and I loved watching your video.

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  17. I just loved your card and video! Beautiful! I'm so glad to find you thru Jennifer!

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  18. I'd seen your artistry before, but then I somehow lost you. I was THRILLED to see you on Jennifer's blog tonight! I'll be sure to bookmark you this time!

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  19. I have been following you for a while & love your work. This is simply gorgeous! You appear to do it so effortlessly. Thank you so very much for showing me your techniques via video.
    blessings,

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  20. Beautiful card! I love your work too. You are an inspiration for sure!!! Thank you.

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  21. Such a stunning card! Your painting is beautiful and I love how much dimension you created on a mostly flat card by tucking the flowers over and behind the frame. Absolutely brilliant!

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  22. So very happy for you Marika and so well deserved...!! It is always a pleasure seeing two wonderful people get together... Your card is beautiful as usual... I'm smiling tooooooooo...:) :)

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  23. Just found your amazing work via Jennifer's blog, and came over to see some of your other work. This particular piece is just so beautiful, and I enjoyed your video so much. Also am loving the design layout which allowed these gorgeous flowers to really shine. Just became your newest follower, and hope to get back to enjoy more wonderful projects that you do. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Congratulations for your video on Jennifer's channel Marika, and really you deserve it ! Your cards are so gorgeous and as she does, you share them with us. So interesting and we learn a lot with you both (and more). Thank you.

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  25. Amazing card, Marika! I thoroughly enjoyed watching your video demonstrating the technique you used to create this incredible card - love it! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  26. Big congrats, Marika!!! Another absolutely stunning card!!!
    Have a great day!!!

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  27. Marika, I found you recently on you tube and fell in love with your coloring and your style. You are so gifted. I'm so glad you were able to be a guest designer on Jennifer's blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  28. So thrilled for you, Marika. You absolutely deserve all good things that come your way. This card is spectacular!

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  29. Marika, I couldn't be happier for you! You truly do deserve the attention, and praise from our community's leaders. Jennifer does have great taste! love you, sweet girl - now off to refill my coffee cup!! xxoo
    =]

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  30. Marika, you are a true artist and a great teacher, a talent in and of itself. Thank you for allowing us to share your techniques....your videos are truly inspiring!
    PS Am having great fun playing with Birch Lane, a very handsome and versatile design. Love it!

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  31. Another stunning card marika. Love your style!

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  32. I saw your card yesterday on Jennifer's blog and today I watched your artistry. Marika, I have watched each video you've done and continue to be mesmerized. Thank you for sharing you cards and your talent.

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  33. You deserve to be noticed Marika. Your work is amazing. Breathe. Be proud of yourself!!!

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  34. Congratulations Marika! It's no wonder Jennifer took notice of you...your work is nothing short of amazing!

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  35. Your card and technique are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  36. Your work is amazing. . . you are truly an artist!!

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  37. LOL, that cracked me up! You are an incredible artist Marika and have only be doing this for such a short while (by comparison)! So delighted to see your talent being featured and this cards exquisite :-)

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  38. Very beautiful coloring. The card is gorgeous!

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  39. This is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  40. This is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  41. Simply amazing, what a beautiful card!

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  42. So deserved and I see why you stopped breathing! Congrats and sensational as always!

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  43. Hi you deserve it your cards are lovely ----just got the altenew magnolia stamp so dying to have a go.

    Ann x

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  44. I loved your video on Jennifer's channel! Your work is beautiful! My (american) son just moved to Finland and we're going in July to visit him. Do you have your work in Helsinki? or teach? Would love to see more of your beautiful artwork.

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  45. Your card is just beautiful! I will follow your blog- you have a tremendous talent! I'm thrilled Jennifer introduced us to your work.

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  46. Wow Marika, this is just wonderful, you're so positive and encouraging in your teaching well done indeed, thanks for sharing your talent. I've joined your blog and subscribed to your you tube channel too!!!! :) yay!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  47. Jennifer is such a kind person but it is no wonder to me that she asked you to be a guest on her channel. You are so incredibly talented and make stunning cards that everyone is bound to be impressed by your talent. :)

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  48. Just watched on Jennifer's blog! Wow,this is absoultly gorgeous! You are very gifted ......congratulations for being asked .....I'm sure you were thrilled. I can see why you were asked ...all your work is amazing!

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  49. I've watched some of your other wonderful videos in the past and was so happy to see you on Jennifer McQuire’s blog. You are a very gifted artist and please keep making and sharing cards and videos.

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  50. no on syytäkin hymyyn...ihan supermahtavaa!!! hienoa marika!!! wuhuu!!!!!! =)

    valtavan kaunis kortti!! pitänee yrittää itsekin tuota väritystekniikkaa... ;)

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  51. You are so talented!! I saw your card on Jennifer's channel and have enjoyed looking at your videos, beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Congratulations! Your card is gorgeous!

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  53. You deserve not to stop smiling, your artwork and cards are gorgeous. Stef x

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  54. This is yet another masterpiece of colouring....you have inspired me to try this for myself but it will not be near your perfection. Thanks for such wonderful colouring, it is a joy to watch you.
    It is also a joy to listen to the music - could I possibly ask you to let me know what the name of the disc is....I would love to buy it...it is really relaxing music...think it's a classical guitar but not sure. Thanks.
    Joyce
    quilldrill@gmail.com

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  55. Perfekt !!!!
    Greetings from Germany Elisabeth

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  56. This is absolutely beautiful! You are incredibly talented! Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card!

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