zondag 30 december 2012

News! and a project with a precious little kitten

Hey everybody!!

Almost the end of the year, 2013 is coming quickly and for me this year brings a new challenge. If you have visited my blog in the past two days you may have noticed my shiny new badge in the right sidebar. I don't think it's a secret that my favorite brand of stamps is Wee Stamps. I have had the pleasure of knowing Sylvia Zet, the creative genious behind the brand, for some time now. She has turned out to be not only a fabulous artist but a lovely person and I'm proud to call her my friend. She has allowed me to be of some help to her with new releases. I say allowed because it has been such a pleasure working with her. Besides... part of my "job" has been giving constructive criticism and it takes a strong lady to take that.

Now for the news, I am now the co-ordinator of her design team, what that means time will show but it promisses to be a whole lot of fun. I'm not leaving Whimsy Stamps though, as you know Wee Stamps not only comes in gorgeous digi's but also in fabulous rubber so a combination of the two won't be a problem. Besides.... there are more then enough gorgeous brands at Whimsy Stamps to work with!!

With pain in my heart I have decided to give up my position at Copic Marker Europe. I will always use Copic Markers as my coloring medium because I love them and I have loved my year at the CME team but time is a precious thing and sometimes choices have to be made.

Anyway... today I have my first project to show you as a design team member for Wee Stamps. I actually did two project, one is shown on my blog, the other is shown on Sylvia's HERE. Be sure to visit Sylvia's blog after you are done here because she has a little suprise for you!

I have already shown you the doorhanger I did with these precious Playful Kittens (available in digi HERE and in rubber HERE). Today I have a pillow box to show you:
These kittens are perfect to decorate little presents. Wouldn't this just be a lovely gift filled with some chocolates?
A close up of the little kitten, as always colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced.
And the little pieces that made this cute little kitten.
And even more little pieces :). This project is on Sylvia's blog :).

Have a great "old and new" as we call it in the Netherlands people! See you back in 2013!!!


18 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat een geweldig nieuws Mariska,ik ben zo blij voor ,ja en dan is jammer dat je soms andere projecten moet stoppen,maar het zij zo !!
    Je pillowbox is weer helemaal leuk,toppie!!
    Fijne jaarwisseling en al het goeds voor 2013!!
    Dikke XXXXXXXX Heidy

  2. Geweldig nieuws Mariska, je zal er een kei in zijn. Je maakt zulke prachtige creaties. En inderdaad je moet wel eens keuzes maken, hoe vervelend het soms is.
    Ik wens je ook alle goeds en veel creativiteit in goede gezondheid in het komende jaar.
    Lieve groetjes Gretha

  3. Congratulations on your new roles, well deserved! Your box is beautiful. Love the soft colors, the die and the big pink bow. Have a Happy old and new 2013!! Hugs, Ivonne

  4. Hij is weer prachtig Mariska !! Enne ... gefeliciteerd :)).

    groetjes Monique

  5. What a totally gorgeous box Mariska, the image is so cute! And congatulations with your new post, lovely news and so well deserved! Sorry to hear you are leaving CME, but I'll sure follow your creative work in 2013 too!
    Wish you all the best for 2013!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

    1. Ochhhh wat een poepie Mariska, echt super leuk nieuw's en dat geeft veel...plezier, geniet ervan.

      Warme groetjes,
      ps had jij me een FB berichtje gestuurd? Kon het niet goed lezen sorry;o( wil je me evt. mailen via blog vlopje rechts xxx thanks.

  6. Hi Mariska, Wonderful news and I am so pleased for you! And Wee Stamps have a Design Team? How wonderful! I am so excited for you! Love love love your pillow box, you certainly have done justice to one gorgeous image! Good luck and enjoy! Judy x

  7. CONGRATULATIONS with these great news Mariska. What a wonderful susrprise. I know, you´re such a very talented girl and does such stunning work, so this can only be perfect and I´m so looking forward to see, what you´ll have to share with us in the new year now, and I can hardly wait now. This little box is just so gorgeous and you´ve colored this little kitten just perfect.
    Have a wonderful New Year and may the new year bring you all the joy and happinies in the worls.

  8. First of all I would like to congralulate you on your new promo and you so deserve it. I love your inspirations and creativity and just drool over your work . Your creation today is amazing and love the new image thanks for sharing hugs xx

  9. Congratulations on your new position and I'm sure your going to be a fantastic member to the team. Oh my the kitty is just too cute and as always you did an amazing job coloring the image and with the project.

    Happy New Year..and it's already looking to be a great one.

  10. wow wow wow i'm a big cat lover and this is just so cute, this is my first post on here as just found your page i'm a huge fan of both your work it's just breath taking and inspires me with my card making and colouring. thank you for your talent and sharing with the world :-)

  11. super sweet kittens and love the cute treat box! congrats on your new position... you and Sylvia make an awesome team! ;D

  12. Just came across your blog a few weeks ago and love it, signed up to get your postings and changes are already in the works. Your project, pillow box is adorable. I love anything that Whimsy Stamps has to offer (just finishing up an order now)
    I can't wait to be a follower and see all the cool new projects. Congrats to you and Sylvia too!!!

  13. WOW! your work is stunning! and congratulations on your new DT post. Thanks for following me as it's led me to you!
    Love,melly. xxx

  14. Hoi Mariska,
    Wauw wat een top nieuws!!! Sylvia is echt zo'n top ontwerpster.. Ze maakt echt DÉ schattigste personages ;)
    Zeg dat maar haha.
    Echt mega tof dat je nu voor haar aan het werk mag!!
    Geniet eerst maar met je gezin van oud en nieuw maar dit is wel een knallend begin van 2013 voor je!!
    Doe ze de groetjes!
    Liefs Linda Xx

  15. Hallo Mariska, gefeliciteerd met deze uitdaging, we zien je met lede ogen gaan. Jammer, maar we hebben er wel begrip voor. we hopen dat je met de Copics blijft kleuren en op die manier toch met ons verbonden blijft. Bedankt voor al je mooie kaarten (ik heb er hier thuis een paar waar ik heel zuinig op ben).
    Sylvia, you have got a very good Dutch girl, she is reliable and a great person to work with. Congratulations.
    greetings DIny

  16. Hi Mariska, I've just seen on CME you leave us!
    I'm writing here instead of the community 'cause I'm afraid you'll not see the message... I'm very sad for your decision, I love sooo much your works and you're a so kind and helpful mate!!
    I'm very sorry I hadn't so much in contact with you because latest was a hard time for me, but now I won't miss to see you around your blogs!!

    Good luck with your new great task, and take care of you!!
    Huge hugs
    Cinzia x