Sunday, 30 January 2011

Magnolia Best Wishes-card

Hi there and happy Sunday!

It's time for a Magnolia card don't you think?? :)
Used one of the new collection and I sooooooooooo love this one as well. Perfect for all kind of cards.

Really loved coloring Tilda and adding the flowers. Experimented with some copiccolors I normally don't use, but I will defenately use them a lot more.

Anyways... here's the card I made:

And a detailphoto of the image:

Thank you very much for coming over! Really appreciate it a lot :)

Before I forget... did you enter the InstyleStamps bloghop already?? If not, please hop on over, as there's still some time left to comment on the blogs and win a $ 25,00 goodie bag :)
You can find my bloghopproject here. Just go there and see what to do :) Thanks!

See you later this week!!

Would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Sweet Sunday Sketch: Sketch
- BasicGrey Challenges: Flower Power
- Copic Creations: What's new? (copics and swirl die)
- Stamp, Scrap Doodle Saturdays: A Punchy Challenge (punches are circles with sentiment on it)
- Crafty Catz: Flowers
- Delicious Doodles: Spots or Stripes
- Crafty Sentiments: My favourite things (Basic grey, flowers and Magnolia :))
- Digi Doodle's Shop Best: Swirls
- Do you stack up: Patterned papers
- Paper Play Challenges: Layer it up!
- Penny's Challenges: Anything goes
- Everybody Art Challenge: Favourite thing (Basic Grey, flowers and Magnolia :))

Friday, 28 January 2011

Instyle Stamps January Bloghoptime

Hi there! And welcome to the Instyle Stamps January bloghop.
If you've came here after visiting the fabulous Axa, you're on the right track, if not, please go to the Instyle Stamps blog to start at the beginning so you don't miss all those fabulous creations the DT has made for you :)

It's only a few weeks till Valentine's Day, so the theme of this bloghop is "Valentine's Day".
I totally love all the fab pinks and reds during this time of year in the shops.

Anyways...back to my project....
I used a stamp from the Patty Love Stamp set which has just been released this month and I totally love this set a lot! Perfect for invitations, high tea's, Valentine's days, etc. etc.

Materials used: Patty Stamp Set (Instyle Stamps); Punches: SU; Ribbon: own stash; Rub-ons: Making Memories; Copics (E02,E51,E93,E43,E47,E49,blender); Snow: own stash; Birdfeeding house: Action

Hope you will like my Valentine's project.
Now it's time for you to hop over to Kimme. She has an amazing project for you!

Oh... I really have to mention you are able to win a $ 25,00 goodiebag from Instyle Stamps for your comments. So what are you waiting for?? Go hopping :)

See you later!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

DWYT Sketch #70

Hi there!

It's Thursday, so time for another DWYT-sketch. I totally love this one! :)

Here's the card I made, all SU-supplies.

And a detailshot where you can see the glitter I used.

Thanks for coming over! See you later! :)

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Magnolia-Licous Christmas All Year Long Bloghop - Magnolia Christmas card

Hi there!

Welcome to another Magnolia-Licious Christmas All Year Long Bloghop!
If it's correct, you've came here after visiting the Magnolia-Licious Christmas All Year Long Blog, the starting point for today and I'm the first person on the hop this month.
At this blog there's a bloghop every 25th of the month.
And as I really don't like all the stress at the end of the year with making Christmascards I thought this was one of the ways to get a little less stressed :)
So I decided to participate and it also challenges me to use my Christmas Maggies all year long and as the newest collection is arriving at my house (uhh... the fall kit is with some nice stamps and will buy the others during a hobbyfair next week), I really can't wait till it's Christmas... Only 4 weeks to go!

Anyways... here's the card I made for this hop:

Monday, 24 January 2011

whoowhoo!! I'm a winner!!

Hi all!!

Have you seen this post last December?? Well... I just looooooove this card and haven't send it yet as it will be one of my most cherished ones :)

I also played in a few challenges and wow... I just won the Sketch challenge at Duymelot!! Whoowhoo!!
Received my package last week and all I can say is: THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

The package includes all 6 papers of the newest Magnolia collection and a stamp, Tilda with Crown, also from the newest collection. Love them and guess what?! When they receive the newest doohickey dies, I will also receive one of those!

Thank you soooooooooo much!!!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Whiff of Joy Christmas 2011 card

Hi there!

Yes, you've read it right... Christmas 2011 :)
I'm already preparing my cards as I felt I was in such a hurry the last weeks to make Christmascards last year.

Made this card with a lovely stamp from Whiff of Joy. Totally love these cute stamps and use them a lot (not only the Christmas ones ;)).
Used patterned papers I used a lot on last year's cards, but I soooooooo love the patterns and colors. Defenately one of my fave Christmas paperlines ever.

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

Thank you so much for coming over. Am entering this card in the Whiff of Joy Guest DT-challenge... *keeping fingers crossed* :)

I also read they will be at the ArtSpecially in Zeist this April... really can't wait, as it's one of my fave craft fairs to go to (with another one as well).

See you later! :)

Friday, 21 January 2011

Teddy Stampers Challenge: Anything goes

Please scroll down for this week's Wags'nWhiskers Challenge :)

Hi there!

It's another Friday at the Teddy Stampers, so a new challenge. This time it's "Anything goes" and who doesn't love this kind of challenges?! I sure do! :)

Short story about this card...
I already picked my stamp and papers about 3 weeks ago. Colored the image, waited till last week to make a project with it, till I realized I colored the image for the next challenge and picked out the papers already.
Soooooooo.. had to make another project for this week.

Luckily I received some new stamps last week (like I don't have enough stamps already, but you might know of this "problem") and one of them was just perfect to use for this challenge.

Really love the image for a child's card, so I picked bright colors (noticed I'm using these quite a lot these days.. just love the combo!)

Anyways... here's the card :)

Thank you very much for coming over and it would be nice if you could go to the Teddy Stampers blog and play along with us :)

See you later!

Wags'nWhiskers Challenge: Fairy Special Challenge

Hi there and welcome to another Wags'nWhiskers challenge!

This time the challenge is called "Fairy Special Challenge" and SPECIAL it is, as the FAIRIES will be released as digital images. Oh yes! Don't you just love this?! This means you have so much more options playing with them.

So here's my project, made with Fairy Nichola. I really, really love this image and she is just soooooooo versatile as I already made Christmascards, birthdaycards and other cards with her.

Loads and loads of glitter on her wings and dress...

This time I've made a wintercard as it's still winter, though I must admit it doesn't feel like winter without the cold, snow and ice to skate on the canals (I soooooooooo wish I could do this again! Totally love it!)

Anyways... this is my project for this week's challenge. Why don't you just join in the fun at the blog, see what the other DT-members made?? Come on... get creating,.. can't wait what you've created :)

See you later!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

DWYT Sketch #69

Hi there! It's Thursday, so that means another DWYT-sketch for you all.
This time I made it and hope you will like it. Kept it quite simple. You can use this sketch for various stamps and/or papers.
I used one of the newest stamps from the Instyle Stamps stampset "Patty Love", which, I think, is just perfect for cards for birthdays, friends, Valentine or everyting else you like :)

Here you can see the whole set:

And let me tell you a little secret: I just loooooooooooooooove sceduling my blogposts. When this post goes live, I will be sleeping (which I totally love by the way!) and you're able (if you aren't sleeping as well that is ;)) to see it. Just love sceduling posts.
This is the sketch we had to "follow", made by lil'ol'me:

And this is the card I made with the sketch, I just looooooooove the MS border punch with cupcakes:

Stamps: Instyle Stamps "Patty holding cupcake" (image) and Hero Arts (sentiment); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Papermania; Borderpunch cupcake: Martha Stewart; Copics (E02,E51,E33,E35,E37,E93,W1,W3,W5,R81,R83,R85,Y23); Baubles: StampingBella; Stickles: Ranger

And a close-up photo:

Thank you so much for coming. Please visit the DWYT-blog for more inspiration from the DT. And while you're there... why don't you just play along?? :)

See you later!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Magnolia Tilda Best Wishes

Hi there!

Thank you so much for coming over :)

Think you're here to see a new creation. Thank you so much for visiting!!

This time I used a cutie Magnolia stamp which hasn't seen any ink till last weekend while I have it in my collection for a few months now. Hmm.... that reminds me I have a lot more "older" stamps that haven't seen any ink either *oops*, but I guess (and really hope *fingers crossed* so I'm not the only one) a lot of you probably  recognize this *lol*

Anyways... here's my card:

And a detailphoto where you can see some glitter...

I used an older sketch of Friday Sketchers, which I love a lot!

Thank you for visiting! More cards will be shown here the next couple of days :)
Bye for now!!

This card is playing in the following challenges:
- Magnolia stamp lovers: sentiment
- Gingerloft: Celebrations
- Let's Ink it up: Anything goes
- One Stitch at a Time: New (new stamp, never inked)
- Pile it on challenge: Anything goes
- Just Magnolia: My favourite things (Magnolia stamps and baubles on the center of the flowers)
- Stamp Something: Anything goes
- The crafty pad: Something new (new stamp, never inked and to celebrate a person's new year)
- Creative Inspirations: Celebrate
- AI factory: Anything goes
- Sisterhood of Crafters: Birthdays


Sunday, 16 January 2011

DWYT Sketch #68

Hi there!

Better late than never, but here's my card for the DWYT-challenge of this week.
Have to say I really, really had a hard time with this sketch as I:
1. Don't really enjoy making cards with diagonal papers/items on it. Like it straight :)
2. Wasn't comfortable the way the sketch is build, so I layered the items all together and think I like it much better this way :)

So here's my card for this week's challenge:

Hope you'll enjoy this card. Please take a look at the DWYT-blog and see the cards the other DT-members made.
And what are you waiting for?? Get creative and join us with this sketch :)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Magnolia mingle card and challenge

Hi there!

Wow... I defenately got some cards done the last few days :)
Here's a card which will be send to my January mingle partner: Sue. I really hope she will like it.
Made with the exclusive Celebration Tilda (Just looooooooooooove her a lot and more cards are underway to be posted on my blog).

So here it is:

Thank you very much for coming over! See you later! :)

Challenges this card is playing in:
- The sweetest thing: sketch

Monday, 10 January 2011

Wags'nWhiskers Blog Hop!!!

Hi there and welcome to the Wags 'n Whiskers bloghop where we will introduce all the new releases: the pin-ups!
Hi en welkom bij de Wags'nWhiskers bloghop waar we jullie de nieuwe releases zullen voorstellen: de pin-ups!

If it's correct, you've came here after visiting Nikki's blog. If not, please start at the beginning, the Wags 'n Whiskers blog so you don't miss anything the DT-members made.
Als het goed is, ben je hier gekomen nadat je Nikki's blog hebt bezocht. Zo niet, start dan bij het begin, het Wags'nWhiskers blog, zodat je niets zult missen wat de DT-members hebben gemaakt.

I made a card with Marilyn (just love that name for this stamps!), here it is...
Ik heb een kaart met Marilyn gemaakt (vind deze naam helemaal geweldig voor deze stempel!), hier is ze...

I just looooooooove the glitter all over her skirt and shirt. Wrinkled the ribbon a bit.
Vind de glitter bij haar shirt en rok geweldig en heb het ribbon een beetje omgevouwen.

Hope you love it as well as I do. Think this card will be used for a family member's birthday :)
Ik hoop dat je deze ook leuk vindt. Ik denk dat ik deze kaart voor een familielid zal gaan gebruiken. :)

The new releases will be in store at 13.00 pm CET, 12.00 pm GMT, 7.00 am EST
De nieuwe releases zullen vanaf 13.00 CET, 12.00pm GMT, 7.00 am EST, in de winkel verkrijgbaar zijn.

Next stop on the hop is Mariska, she made something awesome! :)
De volgende stop tijdens deze hop is Mariska, ze heeft iets geweldigs gemaakt! :)

And don't forget to leave a comment as there's something for you to win!! Oh yes! You can win by just commenting on the blogs. There will be 3 random blogs chosen which can pick a winner. And that winner wins 2 rubber stamps!! Whoowhoo!! So 3 prizes of 2 stamps!! So what are you waiting for??!!
En vergeet niet om een berichtje achter te laten bij deze post, want er is ook iets voor jullie te winnen! Echt wel! :) Je kunt iets winnen door berichtjes achter te laten bij de andere blogs. er zullen 3 willekeurige blogs gekozen worden waar een winnaar wordt getrokken. En die winnaar wint 2 rubberstempels! Whoowhoo!! Dus 3 prijzen van 2 stempels!! Waar wacht je dus nog op??!! :)

The bloghop will close this Saturday, 15th January at 6.00 am CET
De bloghop zal zaterdag 15 januari om 6.00 am CET sluiten.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Last preview Wags'nWhiskers: Pinups!

Hi there and welcome back to another one of my pinup-style cards I made for the Wags'nWhiskers next release.

I really hope you've enjoyed Friday and yesterday's creations of the DT, which you can find at their blogs and at the Wags'nWhiskers blog :)

Today is the last day of the sneakpeaks and tomorrow is the big day: bloghop!! :)

Anyways... here's the card I created.
Have to tell you I gave the spots on the dress a lot of stickles, but I wasn't able to photograph it correctly so you would see it. So no detailphoto for that...sorry...

Thank you so much for coming and don't forget to check out the blogs of the other DT-members and the Wags'nWhiskersblog :)

See you later!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Instyle Stamps Sneak Preview

Oh my!
Instyle Stamps is releasing soooooooo many gorgeous stamps this month, it's really hard to choose which I love the best!

Here's a little sneak of one of the newest releases, called "Cupcake Stand". The best thing I love about this image, that it's a great one for 4"x4" cards. Perfect for birthdays, invites for high-teas etc. Love this one!
Now you want to know, what it looks right, eh?!

Well... ok, here it is:

Image: Instyle Stamps "Cupcake Stand"; Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: BoBunny; Copics: R81,R83,R85,Y23,E27; Nestabilities: Spellbinders; Baubles: StampingBella; Ribbon: Stampin'Up; Stickles: Ranger

Thank you so much for coming over, see you later! :)

Friday, 7 January 2011

Preview Wags'nWhiskers: pinups!

Oh yes, you've read the title correctly, Wags'nWhiskers is releasing new stamps and they are pinups!
And they are just perfect for those cards for men I can tell ya! They are hot, hot, hot!

Today, tomorrow and Sunday we will have sneak previews of the stamps and this next Monday it's time for a bloghop!!

As always, the stamps are made of extremely awesome deeply etched red rubber and they stamp perfectly which I, as a very addicted stamper, totally love about all stamps.

Anyways... back to the project. As said before the stamps are perfect for male cards, and as we have a challenge called "Valentine" over at the Wags'nWhiskers blog, I made a card for a Valentine.
Coloured the image with my copics and added stickles on the skirt and shirt of the girl.

Hope you will like the image as much as I do (I know this is totally different compared to the other images I normally use).
Please check out the Wags'nWhiskersblog for more info and more inspiration from the DT. Thank you!

And don't forget, today, tomorrow and Sunday will be the sneak peak days and Monday will be the day of the bloghop :)

Oh... don't forget to hop on over to the blog for a little surprise :)

See you later! :)

Teddy Stampers Challenge

Hi there!

After a short Christmas break, the Teddy Stampers are back with their challenges.
These week the theme is "celebrations".

This is the card I made:

This round we're sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and they have amazing images, so go check them out! :)

And why don't you go to the Teddy Stampers blog for some more inspiration and there's also something you can win as well :)

See you later :)

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Instyle Stamps Sketch Challenge January part 2 :)

Hi there!
I'm back with the card I made for the Instyle Stamps Sketch Challenge. Used a new image, called Chocolate Love and I really, really like it!
Well... the image, I'm not that into chocolate...sorry! :)

Anyways, here's the card:

Stamps: Instyle Stamps "Chocolate Love"(image) and SU (sentiment); Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: BoBunny; Copics: R81,R29,Y23,E33); Paper piercer

Thank you so much for coming over, but don't forget to check out the Instyle Stamps blog for all the details and if you'd like to join us, you're more than welcome.
Please upload your project in the online galleries (SCS, etc.) with the keyword ISSSC01. That way we're able to find you :)

See you later!

DWYT Sketch #67

Hi there and welcome back!

It's another Thursday, so time for another DWYT-sketch. This time, we have a guest designer, Caroline or Caro as we mostly know her :)

This is the card I made with her sketch, pretty simple to make, within 5 minutes it was finished and I totally love those for last minute cards :)

This is it really :)
I'd be really happy if you could join us for this challenge!
Thanks for coming and would love to see you later!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Instyle Stamps Sketch Challenge January

Hi there!
It's the first Wednesday of the month, so this means a new Instyle Stamps Sketch Challenge!
Please visit the blog for a lot of inspiration of the DT. Here's a small snippet of mine (will upload the whole photo with details later tomorrow):

So what are you waiting for?? Go check out the Instyle Stamps blog! :)

See you later!