Saturday, 30 June 2012

Happy Birthday Rockstar

Hi there and happy Saturday!

Today I participated in the LIM challenge. Love those ones and hope to participate the following weeks as well :)
I was inspired by the colors, musicnotes and swirls as well.

Overhere the weather has been very nice, finally some warmer. While I didn't bother it was colder the last couple of weeks as I love working with lower temperatures a lot better than hot warm weather :)

Anyways... here's my card:

Thanks for coming over and hope to see you later today. Received some lovely items just in my mailbox and can't wait to play with them :)

- LIM: Header as inspiration

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Spectrum Noir feat. Magnolia Liberty Tilda 2012

Hi there and welcome to another Tuesday!

Today I like to show you a card I made with my Spectrum Noir markers. Seriously.... practise makes perfect! Love these markers and on the Spectrum Noir blog you can find out how I did the coloring for this sweet limited edition Liberty Tilda 2012 and what colors I used for her.
It's mostly colored with the Blue Grey markers. Really love the grey-spectrum markers a lot, not only the Blue Grey ones :)
Hi en welkom bij een nieuwe dinsdag!
Vandaag wil ik jullie graag een kaart laten zien die ik met mijn Spectrum Noir markers heb gemaakt. Echt waar... oefening baart kunst! Vind deze markers geweldig en op het Spectrum Noir blog kun je zien hoe ik deze limited edition Liberty Tilda 2012 heb gekleurd en welke kleurnummers ik hiervoor heb gebruikt.
Het is hoofdzakelijk met de BGR-kleuren gekleurd. Vind de grijs-kleuren echt geweldig, niet alleen de blauw-grijze! :)

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

Thanks so very much for coming over. I hope you will visit the Spectrum Noir blog as well for a lot of inspiration from the DT.
Bedankt voor het langskomen. Ik hoop dat je het Spectrum Noir blog ook een bezoekje brengt voor voldoende inspiratie van het DT.

- Stamp en Stempel ( Sketch
- Crafty Sentiments: Red, white and blue
- Scrap Creations: 4th July
- Love Rubberstamps: Red, white and blue
- Shopping our stash: Red, white and blue
- Sweet Stamps: Patriotic
- Top Tip Tuesday: Independence Day
- Paper pretties: Independence Day
- Totally Sampalicious: Red, white and ... (I used blue)

Monday, 25 June 2012

MCM #5 feat. Mojo Monday

Hi there and welcome to another Merry Christmas Monday :)
Another week, another Christmascard to show you all.
This time I played with the awesome sketch of Mojo Monday, love this site since a couple of years and it always surprises me there are so many cards to make with one sketch. Love it!

Anyways... played with some papers I found in my stash yesterday, so time to use them :)
And here's my take on the sketch:

And a photo taken from the front...

Thanks so much for coming over! Hope to see you again later on :)

- Mojo Monday: Sketch #247
- Craft your passion: Things with wings
- Fashionista challenge: Winged things
- Whoopsi Daisy: Things with wings
- Dream Valley: Things with wings
- Kenny K: It's the music (Joy to the world is my 2nd fave Xmas song to play on the flute :))

Saturday, 23 June 2012

BasicGrey Challenges: Fave colorcombo

Hi there and welcome to my blog :)

Today is the start of a new BasicGrey Challenge... Fave colorcombo.
It sure won't be a surprise what my fave colorcombo will be, but I really was doubting as I like pink and white, red and white, etc. a lot, but I just knew I had to use green and red :)
Red has always been my fave color since I was little and I just loooooooove green as well (just open my closet and you'll find loads of green and red clothes).

So I made a Christmascard for you with my fave colorcombo: Red & Green.
Used a LOTV stamped image. Oh, I just so love those images!

Thanks so much for coming over. Hope to see you later on.
In the meantime... visit the BasicGrey Challengesblog for more fave colorcombo's of the DT. They made some awesome projects as always :)

- Winter Wonderland: Christmas Teddy
- Crimbo Crackers: Anything goes
- Craft Your Days Away: Teddy Bears
- One Stop Craft Challenge: Christmas in June

Friday, 22 June 2012

Wags'nWhiskers challenge: Kraft

Hi there and welcome to another Wags'nWhiskers challenge!

This time we like to see KRAFT on your project and let's be honest, who doesn't like kraft??!! It's so versatile and can be with almost any color.
For my project I wanted to make a 70's kinda look. Just loooooooooove those patterned papers!
Also used "Hannah", my most used Wags'nWhiskers stamp. I just loooooooove her and she's so versatile to use for different kind of cards.

Anyways... here's my card, colored with my Speccies (or Spectrum Noirs as they're called officially ;))

Thanks so much for joining us these 2 weeks.
Hope to see you with a creation as well :)
For now... hop on over to the Wags'nWhiskers challengeblog to see what the other DT-members have made for this challenge.

- Sweet Sketch Challenge: Sketch
- Fab 'n Funky: Polkadots

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Christmas Cards {with sketches} #29

Hi there and welcome to another CCWS-challenge.

We decided the time is right to have challenges EVERY WEEK *whoopwhoop!!*
The team is devided into 2 groups and I'm a "Snow Angel"... how appropriate, isn't it :)
This week it's the Snow Angels' turn for the challenge and next week the other group... and in 2 weeks time, there's another post of the Snow Angels.

This week's sketch is made by Claire and we're sponsored by KreaTeja.
There's also a twist to it... No red or green, so I made this card a "winter-themed".
Off course I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers. I totally love them!!

Thanks so much for coming over. Hope to see you at the CCWS-blog with your creation as well :)

Monday, 18 June 2012

MCM #4: Merry Christmas Monday

Hi there and welcome to another MCM: Merry Christmas Monday. Hmm... really like that name :)

Today I have another Christmascard to show you which I made a few weeks back with the same stampsets from previous posts.
Really CAS, but I love it and that's the most important :)

Used different cardstock than the last cards, it's got structure in it and thought it was just perfect for this card :)
Added 2 red gems, just perfect :)

Thanks very much for coming over and hope to see you later on! :)

- LIM: Something Shiny

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Spectrum Noir's First Ever Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the very first Spectrum Noir Blog Hop!  This week our entire design team has come together to start off summer with a grand celebration of Yellow - the color of summer!

If you have landed here from Leann's blog, you are hopping in the right direction.  If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog so you do not miss a single stop!
Hi en welkom bij de allereerste Spectrum Noir Blog Hop! Deze week is het gehele DesignTeam bijeen gekomen om de zomer eens goed te starten met een geweldige shout-out voor GEEL - de kleur van de zomer!
Als je hier bent gekomen door Leann's blog te bezoeken, dan ben je op de goede hop-weg. Zo niet, ga dan even naar het Spectrum Noir Blog, zodat je geen enkele stop zult missen van deze hop! :)

And this is the project I like to show you. Have to admit I'm not really a "yellow-type of person", so it was hard to find yellow colors in my paperstash, but yeah... I like the outcome very, very much :)
En dit is het project dat ik jullie graag wil laten zien. Ik moet toegeven dat ik niet echt een "geel-type qua persoon" ben, dus het was een behoorlijke uitdaging om gele papiertjes in m'n papierverzameling te vinden, maar... ik vind dit project toch wel héél erg leuk! :)

And a detailphoto, so you can see the glitter as well..

And even though I'm not a yellowtype of person, it was really easy to color Tilda.

I used the following colors:
Skin: FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS8, CR3
Hair: TN7, TN8, TN9, EB4
Dress and wings (yellow part): GB2, GB3, GB4, GB5, GB6, blender
Shoes and wings (turquoise part): GT2, GT3, BG1
Ground: BG1, BG2, BG3
Shading around Tilda: BT1, BT2

Hoewel ik geen geelkleurig type ben, was het echt heel gemakkelijk Tilda in te kleuren.
Ik heb de volgende kleuren gebruikt:
Huid: FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS8, CR3

Haren: TN7, TN8, TN9, EB4
Jurk en vleugels (geel): GB2, GB3, GB4, GB5, GB6, blender
Schoenen en vleugels(turquoise): GT2, GT3, BG1
Grond: BG1, BG2, BG3
Shaduw rondom Tilda: BT1, BT2

I'm always working from light to dark and back to light again. I think it's the easiest way, but hee... the best part of it all is you can also start with the darkest color going to the lightest one. Just what you feel most comfortable with.
I also used my BG1 for making the shoes and wings (turquoise parts) just a little less turquoise. Love this pen, specially when not using bright colors in your patterned papers. You can really soften your color by coloring this one as last.
Ik werk altijd van licht naar donker en weer terug naar de lichtste kleur. Ik denk dat dit de gemakkelijkste weg is, maar... het mooie hiervan is dat je zelf kunt beslissen of je dit ook doet óf dat je werkt van donker naar licht en weer terug naar donker. Net wat je zelf het prettigste vindt werken.
Ik heb ook mijn BG1 marker gebruikt om de schoenen en vleugels (turquoise gedeelte) een beetje minder turquoise te maken. Ik ben echt dol op deze marker, vooral als je niet al te felle kleuren in je papier hebt zitten. Je kunt dan de kleur net wat minder fel maken.

We are excited to announce that our new Spectrum Noir website and blog is up and running. If you have not had a chance to check out all of the great tutorials, tips, suggestions and samples our design team has posted, today is a great day to take a peek.  Before we get to the rest of the blog hop, how about we add a bit more excitement?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner with a full set of 72 Basic Spectrum Noir Pens!  Yes, that's right...all twelve sets of six pens each.
We zijn ontzettend blij dat de nieuwe Spectrum Noir website en blog in de lucht zijn. Als je nog niet de kans hebt gehad om een kijkje te nemen, doe dit, want er staan geweldige tips, uitleggen, suggesties en voorbeelden op die het DT heeft gemaakt en vandaag is een geweldige dag om dit allemaal te bekijken (zeker gezien het weer ;)).
Voordat we verder gaan met de bloghop, waarom niet wat spanning wat verhogen?? :)
Spectrum Noir geeft namelijk 1 lucky winnaar een hele set van 72 Basic Spectrum Noir markers weg! Jawel... Alle 12 sets van 6 pennen in iedere set.

Entering to win is easy.   Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us one fun new thing (tip, trick, interesting combination of colors, etc) you learned about the Spectrum Noir markers while hopping with us this week.  A random winner will be drawn using and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, June 23, 2012 so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won!
The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen.
Het is gemakkelijk om te winnen.
Laat een commentaar achter op Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post en vertel een nieuw, leuk, interessant ding (tip, truc, geweldige kleurencombinatie, etc.) die je hebt geleerd tijdens deze Spectrum Noir bloghop deze week.
Een random winnaa zal getrokken worden met en wordt vermeld op het Spectrum Noir blog om 9:00 am GMT (10 uur 's morgens Nederlandse tijd) op zaterdag 23 juni 2012, dus neem zeker nog een kijkje om te zien of je hebt gewonnen!

How about a bonus chance to win?  If you add our blinkie to your blog and mention in your comment that you've done so, you will be entered into a second contest to win a $25 gift certificate USA or £25 voucher in the UK to be used on any Spectrum Noir product at Crafter's Companion US or UK websites (the US or UK site).
To add the Blinkie, simply download the code from the downloads section on the Spectrum Noir Blog and place it prominently in the sidebar of your blog. Do not forget to let us know in your comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post  that you have added the blinkie to your blog!
En wat te denken van een bonuskans om te winnen?? Als je het blinkie op je blog zet en in je commentaar zet dat je dit hebt gedaan, dan zul je meedingen in een tweede prijs om een $25 certificaat USA of £25 voucher UK te winnen, dat gebruikt kan worden op alle Spectrum Noir producten bij Crafter's Companion USA of UK (USA of UK website).
Om de blinkie toe te voegen, download de code van de download-sectie op het Spectrum Noir blog en plaats dit prominent in de sidebar van je blog.
Vergeet niet in je commentaar te vertellen op de Spectrum Noir blog hop post, dat je de blinkie aan je blog hebt toegevoegd!

Now, hop on over to the next amazing blog and check out what Linda has to share!  In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop order:
Nu is het tijd om naar de volgende blog te hoppen en te kijken wat de geweldige Linda (echt waar... die kan zooooooooo mooi kleuren!!) je te bieden heeft! Indien je de weg kwijtraakt, hier is de gehele bloghop volgorde:

Angélique <--- You are here!

Thanks for joining us today, and best of luck on winning a 72 piece set of Spectrum Noir pens (and maybe even a gift certificate)!

Bedankt voor het meedoen en succes met het winnen van een 72-delige set van Spectrum Noir markers (en misschien zelfs wel een gift certificaat)!

- Midweek Magnolias: 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 flowers
- EmercengyCrafters: Anything with wings
- Paper Crafting Journey: Colour it up
Southern Girls Challenge: Things with wings 

Friday, 15 June 2012

ABC Challenge: R for Romance

Hi there and welcome to another ABC Challenge.

This time it's R for Romance. Think of weddings, love, etc.

I made a CAS card, very simple, very effective :)

Thank you very much for coming over.
Please visit the ABC Challengeblog for more inspiration and for the wonderfull projects the DT has made.

See you later on! :)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A very big secret! SSShhhhhhh I can reveal now!!


I'm soooooooo glad I can finally share my biggest secret to all of you!!
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah!! I can now say I'm officially a part of the Spectrum Noir DT!!!! *doing a really, really happy dance*
I already knew this for about 2,5 month, so after working behind the scenes *lol*, today is the day I can finally reveal it.
You've already seen a couple of cards on this blog made with Spectrum Noir markers, but I just haven't told you I worked with those markers..hehehe... And there is a lot more coming!
Ik ben zo blij dat ik eindelijk mijn grootste geheim aan jullie kenbaar mag maken!!
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah!! Ik kan nu eindelijk officieel zeggen dat ik deel mag uitmaken van het Spectrum Noir DT!! *doet een behoorlijk grote vreugdedans*
Ik weet dit al ongeveer 2,5 maand, dus na weken achter de schermen bezig te zijn geweest, is vandaag de dag dat ik het kan onthullen.
Waarschijnlijk hebben jullie al een aantal kaarten op mijn blog gezien die met Spectrum Noir markers zijn gemaakt, maar ik heb gewoon niet verteld dat ik met deze markers gewerkt heb..hehehe... en er komt nog veel meer aan!

Today, I like to show you a card, something really different I normally show overhere, but I like to get the most out of my markers, not for just coloring stamped images.
And this technique is just perfect for it, so here's my card:
Vandaag wil ik graag een kaart laten zien, iets totaal ander dan dat ik normaal gesproken hier laat zien, maar ik wil het meeste uit m'n markers halen, niet alleen om ze te gebruiken bij het kleuren van stempelafdrukjes.
Deze techniek is er perfect voor, dus hier is mijn kaart:

If you like information how this project was made... just go to the Spectrum Noir website and visit the blog. There you will find the step by step tutorial for this card and also a lot more inspiration from the other DT-members. It's updated really regular, every day :)
Als je meer info wilt hoe dit project is gemaakt... ga naar de Spectrum Noir website en bezoek daar het blog. Daar vind je de stap-voor-stap uitleg van deze kaart en nog veel meer inspiratie van de andere DT-leden.
Het blog wordt met regelmaat geupdate, iedere dag :)

Wow... I still can't believe it *whoop whoop*

Anyways... if there's something you like to know about Spectrum Noir markers, don't hesitate to contact me, would love to help you out! :)

I just looooooooooove my Speccies (for the Dutchies: I just loooooooove spekkies, so I thought it was quite funny to name my Spectrum Noir markers Speccies *lol*)
Wow... ik kan het nog steeds niet geloven *whoop whoop*
In ieder geval... als je iets wilt weten over Spectrum Noir makers, schroom je niet om contact op te nemen, ik wil je dolgraag helpen! :)
Oh... Ik houd van mijn Speccies (Ik houd gewoon ontzettend van spekkies, dus vond het wel geslaagd om mijn Spectrum Noir markers "Speccies" te noemen en het is net wat minder lang om te noemen *lol*)

Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you later on!
Bedankt voor het langskomen en ik hoop je later weer te mogen begroeten!

Monday, 11 June 2012

MCM #3: Merry Christmas Monday

Hi there, back to another Monday!

Today I like to show you another Christmascard I made a few weeks back, but haven't published yet.
Love these stamps!!
A very CAS Christmascard, but I really, really love it and already made a few of them to send out to friends and family this holidayseason :)

That's it for today... please come back tomorrow as I have some BIG, HUGE, FANTASTIC, FABULOUS news to tell you and show something as well :)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

BasicGrey Challenges: CAS

Hi there and welcome to another BasicGrey Challenge.

This time it's CAS... Clean & Simple... just right in my alley :)
Just love CAS-cards a lot. Without a lot of embellies you make a card pop and special.

This is my creation for this challenge, used the Oliver 6x6 paperpad:

Thanks so much for coming over.
Please visit the BasicGrey challenges blog for more inspiration from the DT and to participate in this challenge...thanks! :)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Christmas Cards {with sketches} #28

Hi there and welcome to another CCWS challenge.

Didn't use a colored image this time, but just stamped images and cut those out. Oh, I really love this SU-set and is so versatile!
IRL this card is pretty small, used the largest nestabilities scalloped circle and everything is right there *lol*

This time we're sponsored by "Alles om te scrappen".

Thanks so much for coming over and would love you to join us in this challenge. Oh yeah... a real challenge for me as well a round card :)
Please visit the CCWS-blog for the sketch of this card and to see the other DT's creations... they're fab!!

Monday, 4 June 2012

MCM #2: Merry Christmas Monday, Sunshine!

Hi there and welcome :)

Today I like to show you another Christmascard I recently made with two of my fave PTI stampsets. So versatile, which I love! Love to challenge myself using stamps in different ways.

And this is what I like to show you today... Guess I already finished my Christmas 2012 cards! *whoowhoo!!*

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you later on...

Saturday, 2 June 2012

MCSC: Rainbow/Regenboog

Hi there!

It's time for another MCSC-challenge. This time we are using the theme "Rainbow". You can make a real rainbow, you can be inspired by the colors of the rainbow... just a few ideas :)
Anyways... here's my card:

Het is tijd voor een nieuwe MCSC-challenge. Deze keer gebruiken we het thema "Regenboog".
Je kunt een echte regenboog maken, je kunt geinspireerd raken door de kleuren van de regenboog... een paar ideetjes :)
Hier is m'n kaart:

Actually this is my 3rd card I made with this theme. The first 2 didn't make the camera, as I had put the colors in the wrong place *oops*
Thanks for coming over. Please visit the MCSC-blog and hope you are able to join us! :)
See you later!
Eigenlijk is dit mijn 3e kaart die ik voor deze challenge gemaakt heb. De eerste 2 hebben de camera niet gered, omdat ik de kleuren in de verkeerde volgorde had geplakt *oops*
Bedankt voor het langskomen. Neem ook even een kijkje op het MCSC-blog en ik hoop dat je meedoet! :)
Tot de volgende keer!

Friday, 1 June 2012

ABC Challenge: Q for Quilt

Hi there and welcome to another ABC Challenge.

This time it's Q for Quilt and to be honest, I really found it a hard challenge. Really had no idea what to make. Then I suddenly knew the answer... making a quilt out of hexagons!! Hmm... this idea was easily dropped, as I found it quite hard to make them without a great liner.
So when cleaning my room, found these papers, stamp and just the perfect purple ink (SU's Perfect Plum!) for this project.

And here it is...

Thanks so much for coming over. Please join us this challenge and visit the ABC Challengeblog. Thank you!

See you later! :)