Friday, 26 March 2010

Instyle Stamps March BlogHop

Hi there!

And welcome to the Instyle Stamps March "Easter" bloghop!
It's your first stop overhere after leaving the Instyle Stamps blog. Please start at the ISS blog where you can find some awesome goodies you can win with this bloghop :)
And don't we all love goodies, I sure do, so please also vote for the project you like best :)

Here's my item for this bloghop...
Totally "in style" for Easter.. I just love this digital stamp a lot and it's so versatile. You can use it with your markers/pencils, but you can also leave it blanc and give the outerlines some color.

Your next stop on this bloghop is: Robin!
Please say Hi to her as she also made something yummie!

Here's the order for this hop...

Angélique <--- You are here!

Robin <--- Your next stop

OMG!! (again!!)

It just doesn't stop...
16th March I did this post

And with that card I won...


Sorry for not showing any cards etc. but have been pretty busy with work and other commitments :)
Instyle Stamps will have their monthly bloghop today!! (that's Friday 19.00 GMT, dat is vandaag, vrijdag 26 maart vanaf 20.00 uur) See you there!!

Monday, 22 March 2010

And another one....

OMG! It just doesn't stop....

Just look at this:

So go check out the blog: Digital Delights

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Did you notice my sidebar???

If not.....

Just look at this!!

Yeah! I was chosen to be one of the new DT members of the Teddy Stampers Challenge Blog and can finally tell you all!!

It's all about challenges with teddybears and I sooooo love bears! Specially the Forever Friends ones for over a whole lot of years already.
And those Penny Black stamps which I just loooooooooove...

Anyways... wanna join in all the fun??
Go check out the blog, cos there's already a challenge running... will be there soon :)

Don't know it yet-card

Really have no idea to whom I will be sending this card to and for what occasion, so I just left ik plain.
Made the card following a sketch, don't know the blog anymore, but please tell me, so I can give credit! Thanks!

And what about this cute digi-stamp! It's one of my first bought ones and I totally adore this one!

Anyways... here's the close-up of the card and underneath is the card itself.

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket (Material girl, soooooooooo really love those colors!); Digistamp: Meljen's; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Pen: UniSigno; Baubles: StampingBella; Sewing machine; Coloring medium: Copics

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Stampin'Up challengecard

Ohhhhhhh... I just love SU!!
The colors combine so well with each other, so you don't really have a problem with picking the wrong ones.
Just love how everything matches: cardstock, patterned papers, ribbon and ink...

Anyways, here's my entry for this week's Stamping411 challenge...

And a detail where you can see the stickles...

All materials: Stampin'Up; Stickles: Ranger

Friday, 19 March 2010

Instyle Stamps Preview

As you might know, this week it's wedding week at the Instyle Stamps blog!
The DT have made some awesome items every day.
Today it's day 5 of previews and wow... I just love this stamp and I know I will use this one a lot for weddingcards!

Kept the card simple, as I just love the papers and digistamp (which will be available soon in the InstyleStamps shop!!) and I think they don't need a lot as they are perfect already!

Anyways... here's a close-up where you can see the glitter :)

And here's the card I made. Looks a bit like the weddingcard I made last weekend, but I just love these papers! :)

Digistamp: Bride & Groom (InstyleStamps); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Making Memories; Sentiment: Stampin'Up; Baubles: StampingBella; Coloring medium: Copics; sewing machine

Go check out the Instyle Stamps blog for more previews of the weddingimages! :)

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Instyle Stamps Wedding Week preview

As you might know... it's Wedding Week over at the Instyle Stamps blog!
We have some previews for you of new digistamps that will be released really soon.

Today it's day 4 of the previews and it's time to introduce "Mylie" to you.

Digistamp: Mylie (InstyleStamps); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: WR Memorykeepers; Flower: Prima; Brad and center: own stash; Coloring medium: Copics

Wanted to give her a red, pink or other color of dress, but with these papers I just thought white was the one to be, but you can give the dress any color you like ;)

Did I tell you these Instyle Stamps are digistamps I work with?? And did I get addicted to them! It's just so easy to buy them and having them (most of the time) the same day in your mailbox and so you can work with them the same day (or the day after due to the timedifference).
There will be loads more new releases by Instyle Stamps, so keep watching the blog and the shop! :)

See you all later tomorrow with another preview :)

Oh... And don't forget to go to the Instyle Stamps blog, as you can win awesome candy!! And I mean really awesome!!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

OHDBCGA at Instyle Stamps! :)

It's that Wednesday of the month again: OHDBCGA at Instyle Stamps! *yahoo!!*

The theme this month is "Green and Yellow" and you can win a prize as well, but later on more about it...
Here's the card I made:

Digistamp: Shanda (Instyle Stamps); Cardstock and ribbon: Stampin'Up; Sentiment: Hero Arts; Background stamp: Hampton Art; Ink: Versamark; Coloring medium: Copics

Kept the card quite simple, used a background stamp for some attraction.

And now onto the prize you can win (got the text from the InstyleStamps blog):

This month's prize is a set of all the digital images we are releasing this month. There are over 25. They will all be available after the redesign is complete. So all you have to do to be entered is create a project using yellow and green and post a link to it in Mr. Linky by no later than 11:59 pm PST on April 13th. We will do a recap of all the images at the end of this month after blog hop in this post. That way you can see all the images you will receive.

You have a whole month to participate. 25 free digital images is a great prize. And there is a variety of styles from our great anime images, to even our cute kitty with anime eyes.

So what are you waiting for?? Get creating and watch all the beautiful items the DT has made this month! :)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Birth or Birthday card

Made this card last weekend.
I just love the giraffe, it's so whimsical and sweet, so I thought I'd use it for a "Congratulations" (the translation of "gefeliciteerd") card.
Think you can use it for a birth or a birthday card.
Love the design of the digistamp :)

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Digistamp: Meljen's Design; Button: own stash; Baubles: StmapingBella; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Cotton cord: Rayher; color medium: Copics; sewing machine

Used this card for "some" challenges:
Ooh-la-la-creations: Anything goes
Onestopcraftchallenge: Spots & dots (#71)
Cutecardthursday: Celebrations (#103)
Totallygorjuss: Sweet (#21)
Papercutzchallenge: Anything goes (#32)
Pileitonchallenge: Pastel Colors (#10)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Sketch online

This weekend there's another sketch at one of my yahoogroups... I so love working with sketches!
Used the Magnolia bridalcouple I bought a few months back and I believe those stamps aren't released yet :)
I bought this stamp as I hardly have any stamps for a wedding, so I bought this one and some others (which I can, by the way, use for more occasions than weddings).

Anyways... here's my card:

And here's a detailphoto of the glitter I put on the bride :)

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Making Memories; Baubles: StampingBella; Stamp: Magnolia (couple and rose) and StampingBella (sentiment); Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Stickles: Ranger; coloring medium: Copics; Sewingmachine

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Instyle Stamps color challenge March

Hi there and welcome to the InstyleStamps color challenge of March :)
It's a lot of green this time :)

Here's the card I made... tried to use not too many green, but also some purple as seen in the above photo in the upper right corner.
Hope you will like it as much as I do :)

Digistamp: InstyleStamps; Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: DCWV; Baubles: StampingBella; Pen: ZIG; color medium: Copics

Please take a look at all the other creations the Design Team members have made, they are, again!!, awesome!
You can also see them at the Club Anime blog where are the details are, because.....

.... you can win!!
Yes, you can win a $25 gift certificate to spend in the Instylestamps store! So what are you waiting for?? Get creating! :)

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Hula Week at Instyle Stamps day 2 :)

Aloha! :)
And welcome to the 2nd day of Hula Week at Instyle Stamps!

Living in The Netherlands, Hawaii is a country (actually a state of the USA) that, for me, is all about the big waves, the sunny weather and ALOHA! :)
So it was time to make this "Aloha!" card. Perfect in combination with Leila.

Stamps: InstyleStamps Leila (image) and StampingBella (sentiment); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: WR Memory Keepers; Ink: Colorbox; altering tool: Tim Holtz; Baubles: StampingBella; Stickles: Ranger

Please join the other DT-members this week for a week full of Hawaiian breezes.... plus their are some prizes to win as well... check this out!

If you put the Hula blinkie on your sidebar (get it from the ISS blog), follow the ISS blog, and leave a comment on THIS post with your email address, you will have a chance to receive a FREE Leila digi!!!

Here is the lineup of images this week:

Monday: Island Sun

Tuesday: Leila

Wednesday: Top & Bottom Frame

Thursday: Ariel

Friday: Borderless Flowers

Saturday: Floral Border

You should leave a comment on the ISS blog every day, and they will be choosing 6 commentors to win all of the digis being released on Saturday! Woo hoo!

Lastly, there will be an Island Photo drawing. You are supposed to post your favourite island photo on your blog/website, and explain why it's your favourite. Go back to the blog and leave a comment on THIS post with your link! Everyone who enters will be put into a draw for an amazing gift basket! You have until 6pm, PST, March 18 ( dat is 19 maart, 3.00 's nachts! :))to enter! Dig out those photos!!!

Take care!

Just moved #3

So remember this and this post where I told you about another "just moved"-card??

Well.... here's my last one I have to show you...

Cardstock, patterned paper, stamps, ink: Stampin'Up; Kraft cardstock: Bazzill; Twine: own stash; Baubles: StampingBella

I really love this set of patterned papers and stamps.... perfect for "just moved" cards and I will probably use them a lot!
Thanks for looking at my cards!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Hula week at Instyle Stamps! :)

Please go to the InstyleStamps blog for updates and the newest stamps! :)
Mijn Hula-button staat al in m'n side-bar, dus die kun je op je eigen pc opslaan en gebruiken :)

ALOHA!!! This will be a long post, so thanks for not falling asleep or clicking away!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday.

I'm so excited to announce something going on here next week! It's all Leila inspired.

I love Hawaii. I have a few friends that are from there and we have a lot of Hawaiian customer love too. This summer we are planning a trip there (hopefully it pans out) and so I thought what a wonderful way to showcase how beautiful the Islands are by creating a few new Hawaiian inspired images. In fact we came up with 4 to be exact.

So all next week, we will have a Happy Hula Day's week. Each day will feature a tid-bit of the islands as well as a few favorite design team projects featuring our old and NEW digital stamps we are releasing.

You will be seeing Ariel our mermaid, Leila our dancing beauty and 4 new ones that will make your summer projects come alive.

Also during the week, we will have a special hula skirt for sale created by none other than Janelle, who is one of our dt members (she also created the button for the event.) And get this, it will only be $1.00. So yeah you will even be getting some bargains!

And just to jump start the festivities, if you grab the button and post it on your blog from now until the end of next week, we will be giving a free Leila digi away! Yay! I love Leila, she is too cute!

Simply follow us (if you are not already) and grab our button and post it on your blog/website for the entire week starting the day you visit us. Then leave us a comment along with your email address (leave some spaces so you won't get spam) and I will be sending lovely Leila straight to you.

Also, if that isn't enough, if you leave a comment each day, we will be choosing 6 lucky winners to receive all the digitals being released on Saturday!

And lastly we will have our favorite Island photo drawing. We want to see what makes the island special for you. All you have to do is post your favorite island photo on your blog/website and post a link to it. Make sure you tell us why you like that photo so much in your post too.

All those that participate will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes including some new spellbinder dies! Woo hoo! That's all I can say for now. But you won't want to miss it. I will be back on Monday with a photo of the giftbasket of goodies. The total value of the prize will be over $150.00. That's a lot of money honey!

Here are the drawing rules:

*The photo must belong to you. Either you or someone in your immediate family must have taken the photo. Please don't snag photos off the internet to enter.
*You may enter as many photos as you like.
*The photo must be family friendly.
*A post about the photo must accompany the picture.
*You must have the hula days button on your sidebard the entire week.
*You must leave a comment ON THIS post with a link to the photo along with your email address. You can leave it like this: amy at That way you won't get a bunch of spam. If you leave a comment about the photo link anywhere else, it won't count.
*You have until 6:00pm PST March 18th to enter your photo.

The prize will be sent out once all the items become available (some of the spellbinders are pre-ordered).

That is all for now! I hope you are just as excited as we are. Make sure you stop by on Monday to join in all the fun!

To recap the prizes:

*Free Leila for those that follow us and put the hula days button on their sidebar
*6 lucky participants will receive all 6 digital images just for leaving a daily comment
*Photo drawing for a prize valued at over $150.00!!!


Just moved #2

Remember this post??
Now it's time to post the 2nd card I made with the awesome (free!!) SU-goodies.
Just love the newest borderpunch SU released. I also used the (free!!) patterned papers, also for the big image. It's just perfect!

Thanks for looking.... and I have one more "just moved"-card to show you later this week...

Cardstock, patterned paper, border punch: Stampin'Up; Baubles: StampingBella

Sunday, 7 March 2010


The sun has been shining since yesterday, so Spring is defenately around the corner.
It's time for it as well, as we had a long, long and cold winter overhere in The Netherlands. Haven't seen so much snow for 2 months long!

Anyways... time for a "Spring"card with the delicious papers of My Mind's Eye (I so love their new line "Quite Contrary"! Totally my kind of colors!)
Pull out my sewingmachine for a bit of a altered look and joined 2 challenges:
Create4Fun (sketch, turned actually)
Stampavie and more (Theme: Spring)

Here's my card...

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye; Stamp: Magnolia; Flowers: Prima & own stash; Leaves: Prima; Baubles: StampingBella; Ribbon: American Crafts; Copics; Letter stickers: Making Memories

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Just moved!

A few friends and family have moved to other houses, so I was just thrilled when SU came out with this awesome paperpad and stamps! I really love SU's new unmounted system... it saves me load of space in my stampingcloset.
Perfect for this occasion!
And in combination with the new In Color-inks.... wow! I just love it!
Will upload the other cards I made later this week. Here's the one for today:

Cardstock, patterned paper, stamps, ink and ribbon: Stampin'Up; Baubles: StampingBella

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Instyle Stamps Sketch

It's that time of the month again (every 2nd day of the month we have this!!) for the sketch over at Instyle Stamps!
And.... there's a prize to win, and what a prize it is!!

Anyways.... here's my card I made. I just love this image of Wanda. Does remind me of the 70's, which music I really love... disco and stuff, so I wanted to make this card a bit funky with flowers and glitter on the patterned paper.
I normally don't go for "non-"official" scrapbookpaper", but I bought this a while ago at the Action (jaja, wij Nederlanders weten de koopjes te vinden) and this is the first time for me to use this paper pad (ah... yeah... I do have loads of paper here... untouched :))

Digital image: Instyle Stamp; Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Action; Stamp: Elzybells (sentiment); Baubles: StampingBella; Ink: StazOn and Colorbox; Copics

Oh.... and about the prize to win.... go to the blog! :)

Monday, 1 March 2010

In2Stamps March challenge

It's that time again for the new In2stamps challenge :)
This month the challenge is "Make an easel-card" and I just love them!!
They're really easy to make! Go and try it yourself and upload your card at the In2Stamps Challengeblog and see what all the other DT-members have made.

Here's a detail of my easel-card. I'm not a person that likes glitter that much, but sometimes it's just the right thing to use (at least I think so *lol*).

And here's my card:

Stamp: In2Stamps (baby collection - Here I come!); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: SEI; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Baubles: StampingBella; Copics; Pen: ZIG; Stickles: Ranger; Stickers: Making Memories