Friday, 30 July 2010

July Instyle Stamps bloghop!

Hi there and welcome to Instyle Stamps' July bloghop!

If it's correct, you've came here by visiting Sarah's blog. If not, please start at the beginning at the Instyle Stamps blog :)

With the temperatures overhere in The Netherlands, you really can't think about those cold days in December. But... if you're like me, you think you have enough time to make all those Christmascards etc. But then it suddenly is already December!
So over at the Instyle Stamps blog, we decided this hop should be called "Christmas in July" so we can start making all those lovely items for our loved and dear ones.

Are you ready for my project... here it is....

And a detailphoto where you can see the glitter and sparkle :)

Stamp: Instyle Stamps (Christmas Tree Chloe) and sentiment (can't remember which company) Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Ribbon: Stampin’Up; Baubles: StampingBella; Stickles: Ranger; Coloring medium: Copics

Thanks for coming and please join me and the other DT-members in our hop :)
The next one to show her amazing talent is Tina. Enjoy her project! :)

See you all later on.

Teddy Stampers challenge card

Hi there and welcome to another Teddy Stampers challenge!
This time one of the DT-members, Annie to be exactly, is challenges us all to use a square, circle and retangle.

I used 4 circles (1 of paper, 3 baubles), 3 retangles (2 of paper, one punched with a border punch and the stamped image) and 2 squares (1 paper and the cardstockbase).

As there are loads of pregnant women around me, I really need babycards, so you will see them overhere a lot more :)

Here's what I made:

And a detail (there's some glitter on the pin):

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Tilda; Stamp: WhipperSnapper; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Baubles: StampingBella; Border punch: Martha Stewart; Stickles: Ranger Ink: Memento; Coloring medium: Copics; sandingpaper

I really can't wait what you will be making!
Go to the Teddy Stampers Challenge blog for more inspiration from the other DT-members and get creating!! :)
And take a look on the blog for our sponsor... it's a fab one I totally love! :)

By the way... did you notice the new DT-banner???
Cool huh?!

As a Forever Friends lover for over 17 years I must say this is incredible and am very honoured to add this banner to my blog :)

Thanks for coming :)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

It's official... :)


Do you remember this post??
I created this card for the DT search of Wags 'n Whiskers and guess what???
Oh yeah... I'm in!! whoowhoo!!

*doing the happy happy dance*

Already knew this, so it was hard to keep my mouth closed *lol*

Really can't wait to start this adventure!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Twirling Chloe

Hi all!

I had this image coloured last week, already cut all the papers, and planned to take part in the Sketch Saturday challenge of last week, but since my mojo hasn't been there, I finally finished this card with Twirling Chloe and it didn't quite follow the sketch with the sentiment, baubles, ribbon and flowers :)
Isn't she sweet??!! I just loooooooooove the Instyle Chloe images!

And then I received my WoJ package last week with 2 Christmasstamps (like I don't have enough already :) and a sentimentskit (like I don't have enough sentiments as well *lol*). The sentiments are perfect for the Magnolia Fairytale collection, but also for this Chloe image!

Anyways.. here's the card I created:

And a detail with some glitter :)

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Tilda; Stamps: Instyle Stamps (Twirling Chloe) and WoJ (sentiment); Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Ink: Memento; Stickles: Ranger; Baubles: StampingBella; Flowers: Prima & own stash

This card will take part in the following challenge:
- Create4fun: flowers on your card

By the way... don't forget the Instyle Stamps bloghop this Friday at the Instyle Stamps blog :) It starts at 12.00 pm PST, ofwel 21.00 uur 's avonds voor ons Nederlanders :)

Thanks for coming :)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Almost a week...

It's been almost a week since I posted a new blogpost, so here I am again :)
Haven't been scrapping a lot the last few days, my mojo has left me a bit, but today it finally came a bit back, so I really hope it will be back tomorrow or Tuesday as I have some major deadlines to catch :)

Anyways.. here's a card I made a week or 2 ago I think. Haven't showed you yet.
Made it with the sketch of Wags 'n Whiskers.
I haven't used my Hanglars since a whole long time, so I thought they could use some ink ;) And yes, this pretty girl really enjoyed the ink, and so did this big girl :)

And as always some close-ups...

The flowers...

The girl...

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Tilda; Stamps: HanglarStanglar (image) and Hero Arts (sentiment); Die cut flower: Tilda; Flowers: Magnolia, Prima and own stash; Baubles: StampingBella; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Ink: Memento (black) and Colorbox (brown); Coloring medium: Copics; Stickles: Ranger; Border punch: Martha S.

Thanks for visiting.. hopefully I will be back much sooner with more :)

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Another challenge card :)

I'm trying to do all the Karen's Doodles challenges this week.
So here's my 3rd card, this time for the Scandinavian challengeblog. :)
The theme is "boys will be boys".

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: BasicGrey; Stamp: Karen's Doodles; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Coloring medium: Copics; Buttons: own stash; Ink: Colorbox

Thanks for coming! :)

Monday, 19 July 2010

Karens Doodles: 2 challenge projects

Like I've got nothing else to do *lol* I have been creating some cards for challengeblogs. Love to be challenged.

Right now I created 2 different projects for 2 different Karen's Doodles challenge blogs: Netherlands and UK.

Here we have the card I made for the UK challenge:

And a close-up of it as well...

Cardstock: Bazzill and Stampin'Up; Patterned papers: Tilda: Stamp: Karen's Doodles; Baubles: StampingBella; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; coloring medium: Copics; Border punches: Martha Stewart; Flower: own stash

This card will play in the following challenge:
- Karen's Doodles UK: Shaped Cards
- Stamp something: Something digital
- DigiDoodle: Use your scraps
- Stampavie: Anything goes
- CRAFT Challenge: Babies/children
- Scrappy Frogs: Girlie girl

And here we have the card I made for the Dutch Karen's Doodles Challenge blog:

And again a close-up:

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: SEI; Stamps: Karen's Doodles (image) and StampingBella (sentiment); Ribbon: own stash; Pen: ZIG; Baubles: StampingBella; Coloring medium: Copics

This card will play in the following challenges:
- Karen's Doodles NL: Baby card
- My time to craft: Butterflies
- All sorts: Summer days
- Stamp something: Something digital

- DigiDoodle: Use your scraps
- Stampavie: Anything goes
- CRAFT Challenge: Babies/children

Thanks for bringing a visit to my blog :) See you all later this week... got some more :)

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Magnolia summer kit 2010: Mermaid card

As you might know, I totally love the Magnolia images, so it was no surprise when I received the kit last week, I love their newest stamps as well :)

Here we have "Tilda, the Little Mermaid" as I will call her.
She's "just splashing by to say HI"... oh, I love this sentiment in combination with this stamp.
Already have more mermaid-stamps of other companies, so I already used this one a couple of times and thought this would be the perfect sentiment to go with this Tilda as well :)

Anyways... here's my card...

And a detail where you could see more glitter..

Stamps: Magnolia (image) and Pink Cat Studio (sentiment); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Imagnisce; Stickles: Ranger; Baubles: StampingBella; Ribbon: own stash; Flowers: Prima & own stash; Ink: Memento & Colorbox; Coloring medium: Copics

Oh... I really need to buy more of this patterned paper. Only bought one of each style so I could make some summercards with the stamps I already have, but as Magnolia has so much stamps that scream "We want this paper as well!!" I need to buy some more *lol* Already used a lot of the paper I have overhere.

Anyways... hope you enjoyed my card...thanks for all your comments I receive. Makes me really *blush*!
Have a great day and enjoy yourself!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Virginia's Birthday Blog Hop :)

Whoo whoo!!
It's Virginia's, owner of Instyle Stamps, birthday today and we're celebrating it with a surprise Birthday Blog Hop! *Hi there Virginia!!*

If it's correct, you've come here after you left the letter   N
If not... please go to the beginning, which starts with the letter   H

Here's the tag I've created with Valentine Ava.

And some details...

As you can see, my share in this Birthday Blog Hop, is the letter    A

If Virginia was in my town on her birthday I would take her to Madurodam. There she could see a lot of The Netherlands, as they build it the same way exactly, only smaller. That way she could see where I live.

After that, we go to Scheveningen, which is really famous (and busy in the summer!) for some dinner and afterwards some fireworks which take place in the summer at the beach... it's great to see.

If there's still some time left, we can try our luck at the casino :) And win some to use for nice stamps ;)

And off course you should stay your night in "het Kurhaus":

So, Virginia... we were talking about trading places last week... you're more than welcome to be here! Would love to invite you and give you a little trip around The Netherlands :)

Edit... I forgot the best part of the whole day....

Visiting our Queen Beatrix!!

We all do this by bike, as this is the fastest plus easiest way to travel through the city. Or we can take the tram... (this one actually stops near my house!)

Now onto some details of this bloghop......

Since this is a Birthday Blog Hop, we can't leave you without a chance at a party prize! So here are the rules.

1. Start at the beginning of the blog hop with the letter   H
2. Comment on each Design Team's blog because they need a little love and increase your chances at the party prize.
3. Go to PaperYumness and wish Virginia a Happy Birthday.
The deadline to win a digital image is Sunday, July 18th at 8:00pm Pacific Time. (dit is maandag 19 juli 5.00 's morgens voor ons Nederlanders!)

That's all you need to do! The prize???? Not one, but two! You might win either one by commenting on a blog. Good luck and hope you have fun all along the way!

Enjoy the hop!! Next stop is the letter.....    N

Friday, 16 July 2010

Instyle Stamps preview: Chloe's Christmas Tree

Ok, so I told you before the Instyle Stamps DT is previewing all the newest Holidays stamps for Halloween and Christmas and I'm not sure if you're already able to buy them at the Instyle Stamps store, otherwise they soon will be available, cos.....

Today is the 16th!! And that means all the new releases will arrive in the store! :)
I can't wait to buy me some nice ADIL stamps, but also other stamps, as the DT amazed me with all those projects they made!

Here's my latest card with one of the new releases: Chloe's Christmas Tree. Wanted to keep the layout very simple with just the image, a sentiment and some embossing.

And as always a detail where you can see the glimmer:

Stamps: Instyle Stamps (Chloe's Christmast Tree) and Stampin'Up (sentiment); Cardstock: Stampin'Up; Embossingfolder: Provocraft; Stickles: Ranger; Ink: Memento; Coloring medium: Copics

Thanks for coming and don't forget to see the DT projects as they are quite amazing as always. Check them out over at the Instyle Stamps blog :)

Teddy Stampers Challenge

Hi there!

It's time for another challenge at the Teddy Stampers Challenge Blog :)
Please go to the blog for all the details.
This time we're sponsored by Digital Delights and the DT members were very pleased to use their images :)

We have a "everything goes" challenge.

Here's the card I made:

Digital image: Digital Delights; Cardstock: Stampin'Up; Buttons: own stash; Patterned papers: Action; Border punch: EK Success; Coloring medium: Copics

Thanks for coming! :)

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Magnolia Summer kit 2010 card

Oh yeah baby! *LOL*
I received the Magnolia Summerkit this afternoon and wow... is all I can say again. Again loads of beauties of stamps!
I just *had* to mount and play with them today, so I did. Soooooooo happy to have bought the patterned papers last Saturday when me and my mom shopped a bit and travelled through our country... just relaxing by train. Love doing that!
Also knew what else I would use on this card. Things that have been in my stash for over 7 years! Yeah... 7 years!!! Love to collect nice things that come in handy within 7 years time ;)

edit: for some reason I get many people from the Cricut site... It would be nice to say "hello" to all of you... so: Hello! :)

Anyways... here's a little preview of one of the stamps....
Hope you will enjoy it...

And as always a close-up...

Stamps: Magnolia (image) and sentiment (can't remember which brand); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Imaginisce; Ink: Memento; Coloring medium: Copics; Border punch: EK Success; Shells: own stash (for over 7 years!!); fibers (own stash)

Thanks for coming. I sure am going to stamp a lot more the coming days :)

Update: I sure did stamp a lot.. you will see more within a couple of days.

Instyle Stamps preview day 3: Roddrick

It's time for another preview day at the Instyle Stamps blog.
Did you enjoy all the previews on Tuesday and Monday?? I sure did!
Today we have loads more of preview, also the one I have on this blog: Roddrick.

All the previews will be released on Friday, 16th July, so tomorrow!

Here's the card I made with Roddrick on it:

And a close-up:

Stamps: Instyle Stamps (Roddrick, image); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Imaginisce; Baubles: StampingBella; Stickles: Ranger; Ink: Memento; Coloring Medium: Copics; Ribbon: Stampin'Up

Ok, I have a confession to make... I'm soooooooooooooo glad I purshased a lot of Christmaspapers last year and the year before *lol* That way I'm now able to already make some Christmascards :)
So my obsession for paper is alright I say to myself *lol*

Anyways... head over to the Instyle Stamps blog to see more previews of stamps that will be released Friday, 16th July! :)

Thanks for coming!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

It's Wednesday at Instyle Stamps!

Have you been to the Instyle Stamps blog the past two days?? You may have noticed we're all in the Holiday spirit, bringing you some lovely projects with the stamps which will be released this coming Friday, 16th July!! I really can't wait, as there are so many great stamps that will be there (and already are!!)

Here's my Holiday card for Inspirational Wednesday at the Instyle Stamps blog.
I just loooooooooove making Halloweencards. Unfortunately we don't really celebrate it overhere in The Netherlands as in the USA. People are trying and do their best, but it's nothing like there.
Hmm... I really should book a trip to the USA soon :)

I used Batty Chloe which will be released, like all the other new stamps, this coming Friday, 16th July.

And a close-up of the image...

Stamp: Instyle Stamps (Batty Chloe); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Basic Grey; Rub-ons: Heidi Swapp; Coloring medium: Copics; Baubles: Robin's Nest

And don't forget to watch the Instyle Stamps blog for some more inspiration the coming days! There's loads more to come and see :)

Thanks for coming! :) Always appreciate it a lot!