Friday, 25 February 2011

Instyle Stamps bloghop

Hi there and welcome to the Instyle Stamps February bloghop.
This time we're celebrating "FRIENDS".

If it's correct, you've came here after visiting AXA, if not, please start at the Instyle Stamps blog so you don't miss any fun :)

This is my project:

And the project I made, a card to go with the ingredients of some cupcakes:

I used the Tia and Cuddles Rain or Shine stampset which you can purchase overhere.
Seriously... I totally love those stamps.. perfect rubber, perfect inking and perfect image after stamping it. Perfectly mounted... just the perfect kind of stamps! :)

Thank you very much for coming over. Your next stop on the hop is Kerry.

Enjoy and see you later! :)

Thursday, 24 February 2011

DWYT Sketch #74, Magnolia Spring Kit 2011 card

Hi there!

It's Thursday 24th February, 00.00 CET, so time for another DWYT-challenge.
This time the sketch is made by me :)

Wanted something different this time: a round sketch, so I kept experimenting in Photoshop and think this sketch is just perfect for a first try :)
Hope you will like the sketch as well :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's the card I made by using the sketch above. It's got a little story... I almost finished the card I first wanted to make, but then... I received the newest Magnolia Spring Kit 2011 and really wanted to ink those stamps, so that's why I made this card this evening:

Thank you very much for coming over.
Please go to the DWYT-blog as well, so you can see all the fab creations the DT has made as well :)
And wouldn't it be nice to play a long as well?? I'd looooooooove to give you a comment :)

See you later!!

- Magnolia Stamp lovers: Pastel Challenge
- Stempeltraueme: New stamp
- Totally Gorjuss: Check it out (checks on paper)
- One Stitch at a Time: Anything but square
- Bunny Zoe's Craft: Spring... flowers everywhere
- Incy Wincy Designs: Punches or diecuts (punched the leaves)
- KBChallenges: Glitter (on flowers and girl's dress)
- Lexi's Creations: Flowers
- WoodwareUSA: Shaped card
- Stamps R Us: For the girls
- Partytime Tuesdays: Anything goes
- Forgotten scraps: Spring or flowers
- Your Next Stamp Challenges: Paper Piecing (did the dress and the girl's bow)
- Alphabet Challenge blog: P for paper piecing

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

ABC Challenge: O is for Ovals

Hi there and welcome to another ABC-Challenge I'm in.
Last week Team A made the O for Old fashioned and wow... did I enjoy them a lot! :)

This week it's Team B's turn to create something with the O and it's OVALS.
Used my nestabilities *so in love with them!* and created this card with it:

And a detail of the card, so you can see the glitter:

Used a stamp I have had here for about a year or so, unfortunately the company stopped :(
Luckily I was just in time to order those stamps (this one and loads more others :))

Anyways... thank you very much for coming over. I would really love to leave you a comment, so why don't you just play with the ABC-Challengeblog this week?? Would love to see you there! :)

See you later!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Basic Grey challenges: Challenge 37 A Sketch

Hi there!

And welcome to another Basic Grey Challenges challenge :)

Oh yeah... knew this for quite a while already and am happy to share that I will be taking part of the designteam from now on *whoowhoo!!*
As a BasicGrey addict it's a fab thing, totally love their papers, embellishments, etc. etc. Have some favorite lines and am happy to share them along the way :) Even though this challengeblog has nothing to do with BasicGrey, besides sharing our creations made with BasicGrey elements, we've got fab sponsors!!

Anyway...back to the challenge...
Heather has made a great sketch we all used for making our cards and this is the card I made with the sketch:

I used the Euphoria-paperpad which, I think, is just perfect to get that flower-powervibe this image has all over. The image is from Spesch Stamps, another DT I'm in and you can find it overhere.

I just loooooooove Spesch Stamps' stamps, as I think they're really cute and happy! I loooooooove being happy!!

Anyways... please join me and the other DT-members at the BasicGrey Challengesblog for more inspiration and we would really love to have you joining us this round :)

Thanks for coming over and see you again :)

Winners Valentine's Day MEGA Blog Hop

Hi there!

It's time to announce the winners of the Valentine's Day MEGA BlogHop :)

But I really want to start with saying a big THANK YOU to all of you who made this MEGA hop a real succes: the people who created all those pieces of art, the fab sponsors and you.. the people that hopped along the way!

Also want to say THANK YOU for all the nice and awesome comments I received during the hop.
Yes, it was huge to make, took me several hours, but I just soooo enjoyed making this piece! Really love it and when other people also love it, it's really nice to hear :)

Anyways... you're here for the winners, right??!!

I got this from Taylor's blog, you should contact her as well... thanks!! :)

It's time to announce the winners from the amazing blog hop this week! First I'd like to thank everyone who played along with us - the ladies who took the time to contribute a project for the hop, the amazing people who left supportive and encouraging comments on SO many blogs, and last but NOT least our generous sponsors! I'm so thrilled that my little nugget of an idea turned into such a virtual love-fest :)

Here's how this worked: I made a list of all the participants, in no particular order. I then went to and asked for 20 numbers*, to give me the blogs to draw winners from. It gave me a couple of multiples, to for those numbers I had my 5 year old give me a number off the top of her head (it took me awhile to explain that any number above 57 was not helpful - she really wanted me to pick something in the millions range). Those numbers determined which participant's blogs would have a prize winning comment. And then I ask each of those people to use to select a winning comment. If that person was unavailable, I did it for them.

If your name is on this list, please use the "Email Me" button at the top of my blog to send me a note. In the Subject line, please put: Valentine's Day Hop Winner. In the email, include your contact info, and what prize you've won. Some prizes will be mailed directly to you from the sponsors, some will be emailed to you (in the case of digis). And please be aware, I'm away from my computer Friday, so you might not hear from me right away. I'm going to give everyone until Sunday night at 6:00 PM EST to claim their prizes, and then I'll draw new winners. That's just over 48 hours :)

Ok, here's the official winner's list (in no particular order)!

Tracey (from Louise Healy's blog) - prize: 5 digi images of the winner's choice from Pink Cat Studio
Ronnie (from Libby Hickson's blog) - prize: 2 Cosmo Cricket 6x6 paper pads from The ScrappyChick
Terrece (from Sandie Dunne's blog) - prize: 4 images of winner's choice from MelJen's Designs
Dayle (from Berenice Rendon's blog) - prize: 2 digis of winner's choice from Karber Digital Images
Silvia (from Jennifer Dove's blog) - prize: 5 digi's of wonner's choice from Di's Digi Downloads
Jan (from Mary Collins's blog) - prize: digi stamp set of choice from Stamp Insanity
Janelle (from Sunghee Chon's blog) - prize: $20 gift certificate to Little Potato House
Erin L (from Wendy Price's blog) - prize: $10 gift certificate to Amber Ink
Allye (from Cathy Wallington's blog) - prize: 4 digi images from Kenny K's Shop
Jessi (from Patricia Hays's blog) - prize: 4 cling rubber stamp from Stampendous (new release)
Victoria (from Maria Levine's blog) - prize: 2 digi's of winner's choice from Pixie Dust Studio
BlackBird (from Tina Kiehn's blog) - prize: Meaning of Love digi set from Chi Chi Memories
Saskia (from Audrey E's blog) - prize: 5 digi images of winner's choice from Paper Pretties
Suzi (from Jessica Fitzgerald's blog) - prize: 2 rubber stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Sharon (from Cat Darling's blog) - prize: Timeless Love acrylic stamp set from Paper Pretties
Stephanie Z (from Lynell Harlow's blog) - prize: Dreamweaver's prize pack
Mobolilu (from Julie Elak's blog) - prize: 5 digi images of winner's choice from Paper Pretties
Velma (from Joyce Martens's blog) - prize: One year general membership to Christian Paper Crafts
Beth (from Taylor Usry's blog - that's me!) - prize: $10 gift certificate to Lizzie Anne Designs
Pen to Paper (from Angélique's blog) - prize: 3 digi images from Simply Betty Stamps

So yes.... PenToPaper has won something from me... 3 digi images from Simply Betty Stamps!!
Whoowhoo!! CONGRATS!!!

Wow - what a list of goodness!!!!!

*please note: originally I stated there were 21 winners for this hop. I incorrectly wrote down a sponsor on this list that was actually contributing a prize for another hop that I coordinate. I'm so sorry for any confusion, and hope that you can understand my honest error!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Teddy Stampers Challenge: Pink-Brown-White

Hi there and welcome to a new Teddy Stampers' Challenge. This time the theme is "pink, brown, white", so we'd really like to see creations with these colors AND teddybears :)

Bought this stamp a couple of weeks ago (yes, i do buy the stamps instead of buying stamped images.. people ask me all the time... Just out of RESPECT to the stamppeople who make them and design them). If you want more infor about this, please go to this page:

Anyways... we're here for the Teddy Stampers Challenge and here's the card I made:

And a detailphoto where you can see I used loads of glitter :)

Thursday, 17 February 2011

DWYT Sketch #73

Please scroll down for the MEGA Valentine's BlogHop... there's still some time to enter :)

Hi there!

It's Thursday overhere, 00.00 am CET, so time for another DWYT-sketch.
Found it a hard one, but when I managed my way through my stash, punches, etc. etc... I found out I just had to think "out of the box" with the sketch.

And this is what I made:

Thanks a lot for coming over. Don't forget to check out the DWYT-blog for more inspiration from the DT.

See you later! :)

Monday, 14 February 2011

MEGA Valentine's Blog Hop: Magnolia Style :)

Hi there and welcome to a MEGA Valentine's Blog Hop my friend Taylor has organized. OMG!! This sure is amazing!! We have loads of prizes to give away during the hop, so I'm sooooooo happy you're here to visit and hop along.

Hi en welkom bij een MEGA Valentijns Bloghop die mijn vriendin Taylor heeft georganiseerd. OMG!! Het is werkelijk fantastisch!! We hebben geweldige prijzen om tijdens de hop uit te delen, dus ik ben erg blij dat je hier bent gekomen en om mee te hoppen :)

If it's correct, you've came here after visiting Amber's blog. If not, please start at the beginning, at Taylor's blog so you don't miss out on all the fun, but most importantly all the lovely projects the other hoppers have made :)

Als het goed is, kom je hier nadat je Amber's blog hebt bekeken. Is dat niet het geval, start dan bij het begin, Taylor's blog, zodat je niets van alle gezelligheid, maar bovenal de geweldige projecten van de andere hoppers zult missen :)

For this hop I've made a Magnolia home-decor wallhanging and I knew exactly what I wanted to make when I bought this last month. It only needed a couple of Magnolia stamps, some punches, some metallic letters (which I have for ages right now *lol*), flowers and glitter.

Voor deze hop heb ik een Magnolia home-decorproject gemaakt en ik wist precies wat ik wilde maken toen ik "dit stuk hout" afgelopen maand gekocht had. Het had alleen een paar Magnolia-stempels, wat punches, wat metallic letters (die ik echt al eeuwen heb *lol*), bloemen en glitter.

Anyways... here's my project:

Maar goed, hier is mijn project:

And some detailphotos:
En wat detailfoto's:

And here are some more details about the hop:

We've got loads of prizes as said before from different sponsors. Please leave a comment on all the bloghop participants, so you're in a chance to win. Some random comments will win prizes and wow... talking about prizes... here they are:

Nog wat details van de hop:
We hebben geweldige prijzen zoals eerder gezegd van verschillende sponsors. Laat een berichtje achter bij alle personen die aan deze bloghop meedoen, zodat je een kans hebt om te winnen. Enkele random gekozen comments zullen een prijs winnen en wow... over prijzen gesproken.... Hier zijn ze: (sorry, alleen in het Engels...)

- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner
- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (donated by Taylor U)
- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership
- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner
- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner
- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate (and more if people use an Amber Ink product - see deets on their blog)
- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice
- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife
- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner (
- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate
- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner
- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images

WOWWWW That's a HUGE list of sponsors!!

WOWWWW Dat is een MEGA lijst van sponsoren!!

And here's a list of all the blogs along the MEGA Valentine's Hop:

En hier is een lijst van alle blogs die meedoen met deze MEGA Valentijns Hop:

Taylor Usry -

Libby Hickson -
Cindy Coutts -
Cyndi Bundy -
Amber Hillman -
Angelique Nederpel -
Tanya Johnson -
Suzi McKenzie -
Cathy Wallington -
Pam Hornschu -
Wendy Price -
Patricia Hays -
Maria Levine -
Sandie Dunne -
Juanita Gillen -
Janelle Stollfus -
Mary Collins -
Berenice Rendon -
Cheryl Gorka -
Jessica Fitzgerald -
Dee Morris -
Darsie Bruno -
Sandy Allnock -
Margie Cortina -
Kathy Fronczak -
Cat Darling -
Joyce Martens (Jolara) -
Erin Leveille -
Gudrun Loennecken-
Mackenzie Bruckler -
Melissa (Pink Cat) -
Patty Tanuz -
Emily Leiphart -
Jane Matsumoto -
Kimme Leach -
Kerry Kung -
Heather Lee-Reppen -
Rachel Sztonyk -
Jennifer Dove -
Lysa Q-
Erica Johnson-Wanzer -
Tina Kiehn -
Sugar Whiting -
Karin Martin -
Sunghee Chon -
Tanis Palmer -
Lindsey Martin-Penny -
Kristi Parker Van Doren -
Julie Elak -
Alison Heikkila -
Audrey E -
Laura Drahozal -
Louise Healy -
Wendy Jordan -
Lynell Harlow -
Terrece Siddoway -
Liz Martin -
Kim Reid -
Beth Ranney-Thomas -

Thank you soooooooooo much for coming over... don't forget to comment so you're in a chance of winning one of the prizes.

Heel erg bedankt dat je even langs kwam... vergeet niet een commentaar te geven, zodat je kans hebt om één van die geweldige prijzen te winnen...

Right now you're on your way to Tanya. She has something amazing for you as well... enjoy!!

En nu ben je op je weg naar Tanya. Zij heeft ook iets geweldigs voor jullie... geniet!!

Thank you for your love and have a lovely Valentine's Day!!

Bedankt en ik wens jullie een geweldige Valentijnsdag!!

Would love to enter this project in the following challenges:
- Crafty Sentiments: Valentine/Love
- Do you stack up: Ribbon
- Shelly's Images: Love gift
- Stamp Something: Something for Valentine
- Stampin for the weekend: Valentine
- Dutch Magnolia Lovers: Valentijn
- Duymelot: Valentijn/Liefde

Sunday, 13 February 2011

For all of you: Happy Valentine's Day! Magnolia card 2011

Hi there!!

Only a couple of hours and it's Valentine's Day 2011!
I just loooooooove the colors Red, Pink and White and in combination with it's amazing! :)
Made this card with one of the newest Magnolia stamps, I just love them and really love using them as well as they're way too sweet to use and just love stamping with rubberstamps :)

Oh, before I forget, there's a huuuuuuuuuuuge bloghop tomorrow, starting at 14.00 CET (8.00 am EST) and I will participate as well with something really different I usually show overhere, but like making it a lot as well :)
You really don't want to miss this hop as it's HUGE!!!
Voordat ik het vergeet... er is een mega bloghop morgen en begint om 14.00 CET en ik neem er ook aan deel met iets heel anders dan dat ik gebruikelijk hier op m'n blog laat zien, maar ook erg graag maak :)
Je wilt dit echt niet missen aangezien deze hop echt MEGA is!!!!

Anyways, here's my card for Valentine's Day 2011, enjoy :)

And a detail of the image (loads of glitter on the hearts, but seeing this detailphoto it doesn't show...sorry!):

Thank you very much for coming over and I really hope to see you tomorrow as well :)

This card is playing with the following challenges:
- Craft your days away: Photo inspiration
- Friday Sketchers: Sketch
- Stamp with fun: Love
- Stampsfun Creativity: Valentine
- Totally Stampalicious: 3 Hearts (paper, punched cardstock, on image)
- Whoopsie Daisy Challenge: Hearts
- Do you stack up: Ribbons
- Scrap it with a song: My life would suck without you (Kelli Clarkson)
- Double Dutch Challenges: Love is in the air
- Stamps R Us Challenges: Valentine/Love
- Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Love is in the air
- Craft you passion: Anything goes
- Crafty cardmakers: Hearts
- Crazy challenge: Lots of love
- Cupcake craft challenges: Seeing red
- OLLCB: For someone special
- The Pink Elephant: Be my Valentine
- Woodware USA: Ribbons
- A Spoonfull of Sugar: Let's see some love
- Magnolia-licious Challengeblog: Pink, Red and Black
- Everybody Art Challenge: Valentine
- My Time to Craft: Hearts and flowers
- Paper Take Weekly: Have a heart
- Crafts and me: Red
- Creative Card Crew: For a loved one
- For Fun Challenges: Hearts
- Paper Pretties: Valentine's colors inspired
- Stampin'Royalty: Hearts
- C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Valentine's
- Cute Card Thursday: Hearts & Flowers
- Delightful Sketches: Punches
- Guylou: I heart you
- Rainbow lady: It's all about love
- Samuel Taylors: Copics
- Stamp n Doodle: Red/Pink, White + one other (in my case: black)

Thursday, 10 February 2011

DWYT Sketch #72

Hi there! It's Thursday, so time for another DWYT-sketch, this time made by Christien. Just love this sketch.

As Valentine's Day is just a few days away, I thought it would be nice to make a Valentine's card.
Love the coordinated ink, cardstock and patterned papers (and the awesome stamps :)).

Here's the card:

Thank you so much for coming!
Please check out the DWYT-blog for more inspiration from the DT and while you're there, it would be nice if you could join us. We'd love this! :)

See you later!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

ABC Challenge: N for Neutrals

Hi there!!

I just looooooove sceduled posts :) I'm at work right now and I just love blogspot for sceduling my posts, so I can scedule them any time I want :)Whoowhoo!! Oh yeah!! (first time!)

Whoowhoo!! Oh yeah!! (2nd time! :))
Haven't told it here just yet, but I was chosen to be a DT-member for the ABC-Challengeblog and I'm in Team B.

Have you already visited the ABC-Challengeblog?? NO??? Really, you should... there are challenges every week now and they are following the ABC and right now it's the 2nd week for the letter N and this time it's "Neutrals".

This week we're sponsored by Whimsy Stamps. The DT were given stamps to work with and I worked with Meljen's Design "Swirly Pot Daisy". Very, very versatile image to say so.

And this is the card I made:

Thank you very much for coming over. Don't forget to stop at the ABC-Challengeblog to play along and to see what the other DT-members have made :) It's awesome!!

See you later :)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

New release Spesch Stamps

Hi there!

It's time for another release at Spesch Stamps and what a release...WOW!!!! I just loooooooove the new stamps, very versatile to use.

This is a card I made with one of the newly released stamps, called "Princess and the Frog". Wow!! Just love that name and have to tell you we just did a project in class about fairytales and offcourse the kids had to listen to this fairytale. They just love it, just as much as I like this stamp :)

Anyways.... here's my card:

And a detailphoto to see the glitter on the flowers, the flowers in the princess' hair and the crown.

Thank you very much for coming over, but don't forget to see the Spesch Blog for more inspiration. You should also visit Spesch Stamps' Store for more awesome stamps. Seriously... you just have to buy some stamps. Great products!!

See you all later :)

This card is also playing in the following challenges:
- Sweet Stop Sketches: Sketch

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Valentine Challenge card

Hi there!

Welcome to my blog (again) :)
This time I've been playing with some new digi images (freebies) I found on the web during my surfing today.

Here's the card I've made with the image (copied and paste it a few times to get 3 images together):

Sorry for the dark and terrible taken photo... hope to get one better today.
Thank you very much for coming over! :)

See you later :)

This card will play in the following challenges:
- Phooka: Love is in the air

Friday, 4 February 2011

Wags'nWhiskers challenge: Sketch

Please scroll down for the Teddy Stampers Challenge...thanks! :)

Hi there and welcome to another Wags'nWhiskers challenge!
This week it's time for a lovely, very, very lovely sketch. I just loooooooooove sketches a lot! And think this sketch is just perfect for Valentine's cards.
You can embellish it with as loads or as little you want and I did some extra embellishments. Also wanted to include a sentiment, so I just put it in the right corner of the card.

Anyways... here's this week's card:

And a detailshot where you can see the glitter on the lovely

I used Hannah for my card. I just loooooooove this fairy a lot and used her for so many different occasion cards: Valentine, Christmas, birthday, etc. etc. Just love stamps that are so verstatile to use.

So why don't you just hop on over to the Wags'nWhiskers blog and join us in this week's challenge?!
Would love to visit your blog and love to see your creation :)

Thanks for coming over!!!!!

See you later! :)

Teddy Stampers Challenge: Valentine Bears

Hi there! Only a couple of days till Valentine and I sooooo love all those pinks, reds and whites all over the place.
Red and white have always been my fave colors and love pink as well!

And as Valentine is just around the corner, why wouldn't the Teddy Stampers jump in as well?? So here we have a challenge for you: Valentine Bears. Don't you just love it??!!

Combined the stamp with one of my fave patterned paper lines for years: Basic Grey. Papers I used are already from an older collection, but I totally love them a lot and I'm sure you will see more of them again soon :)

Anyways.. back to the project... here it is:

And a detail of the card with glitter on the flowers:

Thank you very much for coming over! Don't forget to join us at the Teddy Stampers blog.
We're being sponsored by Stamping Dragon Designs and they have some amazing stuff out there for you to enjoy!

See you later! :)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

DWYT Sketch #71

Hi there!

It's time for another DWYT-sketch, this time made by Renske.
Think the sketch is just awesome! Perfect for "production" cards as I call them as they're really easy to make and perfect for swaps etc. :)

Anyways... here's the card I made. Already got the Christmasspirit *lol*
Made this a 4x4 card, so it's easy to make 4 out of one 12x12 cardstock.

And some more cards made with the same sketch and papers.

Thank you very much for coming over!

Please visit the blog for more inspiration from the DT and to play along.

See you later!