Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Stamping 411-105

Here's my take on Stamping 411's sketch 105....
Hope you like it....
All materials: Stamping'Up

Monday, 29 June 2009

Meet Singing Al!

Meet Singing Al, a stamp created by Nutshells!
I just love this stamp and thought it would suit the paper perfectly with the skulls!

It's one of the new stamps Nutshells will be releasing on 6th July!
So you all have to wait a bit, but it's worth waiting, I can tell you! :)

Coloured him with my Copics and man... do I really need to learn much about Copics! Specially making highlights.
But it's getting better each time
, so I'm improving myself (but not too fast in my opinion ;))

Stamp: Nutshells (Singing Al); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Junkitz; Pens: Copics & Zig; Ink: StazOn; Stickles: Ranger

Thanks for watching again!! :)

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Stamp with fun & SOL

Made this card for the challengeblog StampWithFun and the SOL at a online community.
Hope you will like it as much as I do.
I thought it was a pretty difficult sketch to work with....

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Sandylion; Flowers and bling bling: Prima; Baubles: StampingBella; Brads: own stash; Ink: StazOn; Pencils: Derwent

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

New Nutshells stamps!!

Look what I found in my mailbox today!!!
4 really awesome Nutshells stamps to make my guest designerwork with!! Including 2 which will be released on 6th July!!
Really can't wait to play with them :) They are just sooooooooooo adorable!!

You can buy the stamps at Nutcrafters. So hurry!! What are you waiting for??!!

I also like to thank you for all your warm and nice comments at my last post... thanks!! You can't believe how much I love feedback and it's pretty strange things you make are loved by other people as well :)

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

SU and Magnolia

Here's a close-up of a Magnolia-card I made recently. Unfortunately the colours don't do it justice...
But you can see the stickles a bit better ;)

And here's the card in totall...
Got the sketch from Tiets.

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Making Memories; Stamp: Magnolia; Ribbon: SU; Baubles: StampingBella; Pen: Zig & Uni Signo; Stickles: Ranger; Pencils: Derwent; Ink: StazOn

And here's my entry for Mojo Monday... Love those sketches!
All items: SU; sentiment stamp: Hero Arts; Pencils: Derwent; Ink: StazOn

Monday, 22 June 2009

coming with an update tomorrow...

Did manage to scrap a lot and make some cards the last days **yahoo**
And tomorrow will not be any exception ;)
So please be patient and you will get some more regular updates from me the coming days. Have to make some photos of the things I made and I'm full with ideas to make!
Just love that!

I'm also enjoying the fine weather and it's going to be warmer and warmer the coming days **yahoo as well**
Summer has finally arrived!! Now the sea only has to warm a bit, so I can go to the beach and swim (love doing that!!). The beach is only a 15 min. bikeride away, so very, very nice, specially as it's Scheveningen (very famous) where they sell some yummy, yummy icecream!!

Will have breakfast at my balcony tomorrow (the sun is there from about 8 am till about 4 pm), I so enjoy doing that!

Anyways...gotta go to sleep...

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Baby card

One of my nieces got a baby boy last week and made her and her family a handmade card.
Very simple to make, but love it!

Cardstock: Stampin'UP; Stamp: Hero Arts; Ribbon and ink: Stampin'Up; Nestabilities and Swiss dots embossingfolder

I also told you about my new diary for the coming year and here it is...
So in love with the colours and all the cute items that are on and in!
It's a PIP-diary...

And here's one of the inside pages...

Thanks for visiting my blog again :)

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Can't get enough

Off these cute Nutshells stamps!
This is Summer Mac coloured with my new Copics last weekend.

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Sassafras Lass; Stamps: Nutshells (Mac) and PinkCatStudio (sentiment); Pens: Zig (black) and UniSigno (white); Coloured pens: Copic Ciao; Baubles: StampingBella; Ink: StazOn; Flowers: Prima; Brad: own stash

Will make some more cards this week and hopefully some layouts as well, but it's quite busy at work. Final weeks have arrived and they're always a bit stressfull ;)
Thanks for watching again :)

Sunday, 14 June 2009


There's a challenge over at Nutshell's blog. Go check it out!
The theme is "Make a summer card" and you can win 2 awesome stamps!!

Here's my take on the challenge... it's miss Coco.
I just so love the glasses she has.
Coloured her with my newly bought Copic Ciao-markers. Wow!! I just love the intensity of them. Something completely different than the Derwent Coloursoft pencils.
I just have to practice a bit more, but I already like the way the stamped images came out.
Made this card with a digi-stamp, but the Nutshells are REAL stamps, no digi about it ;)

Go check out the Nutshell's blog this Monday as it will be the release date of the summer themed stamps!

Here's a little preview of my card....

And here's the card in totall...

Stamps: Digistamp by Nutshells; Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Sassafrass Lass; Flowers: Rayher; Brad: own stash; Baubles: StampingBella; Pen: ZIG; Coloured pens: Copic Ciao

Yesterday, I went shopping in Rotterdam and extended my Copic collection with some new colors. Didn't buy them all, will buy some later this month. You have to spoil yourself every now and then, right??
Also completed my Derwent Coloursoft collection, bought the last pencils I needed and I'm glad I now have them.
Also bought some clothes (really like bargains, like sales with 70% off the original price ;) and a great, and I mean really great diary for next schoolyear. It's the one of "PIP", really cool and sooooooooo love the design. Will make a photo of that one later this week.
Really enjoyed myself, relaxed a lot yesterday and went home with satisfaction.

And tomorrow the real life begins...... have to work, but only 4 more weeks before Summer Holidays starts!! **yahoo**

Friday, 12 June 2009

Loads of things

Loads of things are going on here... working on quite a few cards for people to send and people who asked me to make some for them and other projects.
Nothing to show yet, but will make it up with you this coming weekend :)

And what about a challenge....
Please visit the Nutshells-blog and win some awesome stamps!!

Will be shopping tomorrow and buy myself some new Copic markers. A new addiction is born...hehe... Only kidding, love to colour my stamps with the Derwent pencils, but sometimes I just need a more brighter/intensive colour, and as there's a great offer... can't let it go *lol*
Will also go to the market over there, and they have a great booth with ribbons and laces.
Can't wait... Ow... just realise it's 12.00 am .... oh well.... sleep tight and see you later this weekend...

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Guest Designer Nutshells!!

Do I have some awesome news for you to share....
Do you remember this post??
If you haven't please do...

And after that... read on...

Good Morning, today we would like to introduce you to our new Nutshells DT.
It was a real tough decision and every entry we received was amazing, but we couldn't choose them all - we couldn't even choose 3! So we have chosen 5 DT members to give our new NUTS a great home:

We also have a Guest DT member for the month of July: Angélique
Please do check out their blogs and fantastic creations. Tomorrow we will be posting a challenge to end our first week, and have a great prize up for grabs.

**doing the happy dance!!**

They have some awesome stamps, the Nutshells, and their summer stamps will be released this coming Monday!!

Can't wait to play and see them!!

My hands are itching *LOL*
I specifically like Coco (named after Coconut...hehe... Love their names, all named after a nut *lol*)
Here's a sneak preview of Coco...

Thank you so much Katie and Colette for this great opportunity to work with your awesome stamps!!
So please join the DesignTeam and me on the Nutshells blog.
Tomorrow they will start with a challenge and there's a great prize for grabs!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

"Just splashing by"

Yesterday, I received some new *yummy yummy* stamps from Canada... Mounted them yesterday and couldn't resist playing with the first one...

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Making Memories; Stamps: Pink Cat Studio; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Baubles: StampingBella; Stickles: Ranger; Pen: ZIG; Pencils: Derwent

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Nutshells stamps

You just have to take a look overhere...
Those are just gorgeous stamps!!
Came there just surfing the internet and they have a great blog as well!

They are looking for desingteam members to work with these stamps and hey, when I saw that stamp and layout we had to put a card together with, I grabbed my fave papers at this moment (Bo Bunny's Alissa) and created the card you will see under the adorable digi-stamp.
Please let me know what you think about it :)

Digi stamp: Nutshells; Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; Sentiment: Hero Arts; Ribbon: Stampin'Up;
Flowers: Prima; Brads: own stashBaubles: StampingBella; Pen: ZIG; Ink: StazOn; Pencils: Derwent

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

In the mood...

For making cards the last few days. Have been creating quite a few and will show you some in the next days.
Here's one that I made for Dutch Dare Card Challenges-blog.
Hope you will like it as much as I do ;)

Cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon and stamps: Stampin'Up; Ink: StazOn; Pencils: Derwent; Baubles: StampingBella; Nestabilities