Friday, 24 June 2011

Wags n Whiskers challenge: Summer!

Hi and welcome back to my blog.
It's been a while since my last post, but it's very busy at work and I don't feel really creative these days due to those busy times at work.
But summerholidays almost start overhere so I have so much more crafttime to spend *whoowhoo!*

Anyways... it's time for another Wags'nWhiskers Challenge and this time it's "Summer" :)
Don't you just love it?!
The past weeks the weather has been alright overhere, not too cold, not too warm to work in. Just perfect and next week, the weatherforecast says it will be a lot warmer (almost 30 degrees!!) next week.
Nice weather for icecreams!!!

And there you have it... Summer colors combined with an awesome image with icecream, perfect for those hot, warm and long summerdays :)

Thank you very much for coming over.
It would be nice if you are able to join us at this challenge. Please go to the Wags'nWhiskers blog for more info :)

Thanks again and see you later!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

ABC Challenge: W for Wedding

Hi there and welcome to another ABC Challenge! :)

This week we are celebrating Weddings as it's time for W is for Wedding.
Made my card bit of CAS, just perfect for this occasion. Just love this design.'s my card:

Thank you very much for coming over. I'd love to invite you to join us at this challenge. Please go to the ABC Challenges blog for more inspiration from the DT. Thanks!

Have a lovely day and see you later!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Happy Birthday Magnolia style card

Hi there and happy Monday to you!

It's a Happy Monday for me :) Got a confirmation email a package full of stamps and dies will be on its way *whoowhoo* and you know I just loooooooooove stamps *lol*

Anyways, we have an extra day off in The Netherlands which is just nice. But had to do some "homework". Summerholidays start overhere within 2,5 weeks and I had to do some stuff so brought that home.
But while doing that I couldn't stop crafting, so made this card.
Just found out the newest TOMIC challenge and knew I had a BasicGrey paperpad with those colors, so I was quite happy :)'s the card, hope you will like it:

This will go in my stash for birthdays. Love having some cards in my stash so I don't have to hurry when I really need them ;)

Thank you very much for coming over and see you later! :)

This card will play in the following challenges:
- TOMIC: colorchallenge (pink, brown, white)
- Just Magnolia: Sketch
- Papertake Weekly: Anything goes
- TTT: Anything goes
- Do you stack up: Birthdays
Lilypad: Ribbon
- Totally Gorjuss: Flowers
- Deep ocean: Anything goes
- BearlyMine: Anything goes

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Happy Sunday with PTI :)

Hi there! :)

Today I like to showcase a card I made today. It's been a lovely day today as I finally was able to sleep till quite a few hours after 6.45 am, the time I normally go out of bed :)

Here's a card I made with some doily stamps from MME I bought yesterday during a day of shopping :)
I wanted these for a long time, but couldn't find them anymore at shops, so was quite happy when I was able to buy them yesterday.

Anyways, here's the card:

Thank you very much for coming over :)
See you later this week, hopefully tomorrow with some more stuff...
Have a nice evening!

This card will play in the following challenges:
- A passion for PTI: a recipe (3 colors, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon)
- Less is More: one layer card "in the frame"

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Basic Grey Challenges: Color Combo time!

Hi there and welcome to another BasicGrey Challenge :)

These coming 2 weeks we have a lovely challenge for you: a color combo.
You must use hot pink, lime green and brown/kraft.

When going through my stash of BasicGrey paperpads, I was really happy I found the Lemonade one, as it's just perfect for this challenge, but as you might have noticed at the BasicGrey Challengesblog, there are loads more of papers that are just perfect for this challenge :)

Anyways... here's my card, hope you will like it ;)

Thank you very much for coming over!
Please visit the BasicGrey challengesblog as well to see the amazing projects the DT has made :)

See you later this weekend. Having a lovely long one: 3 days *whoowhoo!!* But loads of work to do as well (not so lovely..hehe..)

Thursday, 9 June 2011

DWYT Sketch #89 goes Gatefold Magnolia Summer

Hi there!
It's Thursday 00:00 am CET, so.... welcome to another DWYT-sketch!

This week it was my turn to provide the sketch.
I wanted to make it a gatefoldcard as well, you can say DWYT goes twist ;)

Anyways... here's the card I made.
When I saw the papers appearing online at loads of crafters'blogs, I just knew exactly they were made for last years' Magnolia Summer collection (you know, the one with the nautic theme and the cute Tilda mermaid *love that one!!*) so then I went online shopping and those papers just, by coincidence *huge wink*, disappeared in my shoppingbasket... oh my oh my.... trouble ;)

First you can see the card when it's closed:

Then a photo of the card when opened:

And 2 detailphotos:

And offcourse the sketch I made:

Thank you very much for coming over!
You're very welcome to give this sketch a chance as well. Please visit the DWYT-blog and put a link there for your card, so the DT can visit you :)

Thanks again and see you later!

Challenges this card is also playing in:
- TOMIC: Happy Birthday
- Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Anything goes
- Dutch Magnolia Chickies: Summer

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

ABC Challenge W for Wish

Please scroll down for the Spesch Stamps bloghop, thank you!

Hi there!

Have to tell you we have 2 teams at the ABC Challenge. One of the other teammembers wasn't able to make a project for this week's challenge, so I'm doing it for her.
This week's theme is "W for wish" and we're sponsored by Lily of the Valley (oh wow... who doesn't love these stamps??!!).

I made a card with one of last year's stamp from the Magnolia Fairytale collection (it's my fave collection to date!). The sentiment stamp is from Whiff of Joy (love those sentiments from that collection!).

Anyways... here's my card:

And a few detailphotos:

I also tried a different coloring technique I normally use. Guess it's pretty ok :)

So, this is it for me... please visit the other DT creations at their blogs or at the ABC-Challengeblog so you can play along with us.

Thanks for coming over and see you later! :)

Spesch Stamps BlogHop!!

Hi there and welcome to a Spesch Stamps bloghop in honour of the newest release! *whoowhoo!!!*

I'm the first stop on the hop. If you've came here after visiting the Spesch Stamps blog, you're on the right track, if not, please start overthere :)

Today I like to show you a project I made with one of Spesch Stamps' newest released stamps. This one is designed by the very, very talented Sylvia and this image is based on Tracey's (Spesch Stamps' owner) daughter. I just looooooooooove this image!

Here you have the project I created with her:

Thank you very much for coming over, but... there's more....
Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Kaylou :)

And..... that's not all.......

You can win as well.. please visit the Spesch Stamps' blog for more details... thanks :)

See you later!

Challenges this card is playing in:
- Sketch Saturday: Sketch

Friday, 3 June 2011

Magnolia "for you"-card

Hi there on this very sunny and hot Saturday *whoops* Friday!
It's already quite warm at my balcony, so a perfect day to stamp :)

Anyways...wanted to share a card with you I made for a Magnolia-swap. Hopefully the person I sent it to will receive it tomorrow, it just went postal :)

Used an image I really like. It's so very versatile. Just have to adjust the papers and colors and you have a totally different card.

So here you have my card:

I really hope this person will like the card, it was very enjoyable to make it anyhow :)

Thank you very much for coming over! Hope to see you later!

This card will play in the following challenges:
- Cute Card Thursday: Embellish your image (used stickles and a white pen)
- Papercrafting Journey: Anything goes
- DutchDare Card Challenges: Photo inspiration
- A Spoon Full of Sugar: Flower Power

Thursday, 2 June 2011

DWYT Sketch #88

Hi there!

It's Thursday 00:00 am CET, so another DWYT-sketch for you!

I found it a really difficult one, didn't like the thingy in the middle, so left it away :)
But here it is... please tell me what you think of it... I know it's not the best card I've ever made *lol*

All items used are SU (love them!) exept for the sentiment stamp and baubles.

Well... thanks for coming over :) See you later!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

ABC Challenge: V is for Variety

Hi there and welcome to another ABC Challenge!

We're almost at the end of the alphabet, and this week it's time for the letter "V for Variety".
Use at least 3 embellishments on your project.

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Stamp Fairy. Be sure to check out the store because there are so many cute whimsy digistamps for all sorts of projects!

The winner will received a $9.00 Gift Certificate to use at!

The DT was given images to work with and I worked with Linda Fairy. It's just a very sweet image and here you have my card:

And a detailphoto to see the sparkle on the flowers.

I used the following embellishments: Flowers (2 different kind, Prima and the white one I bought in London last year), ribbon and baubles. I have no idea if glitter also is defined as embellishments, but guess it isn't :)

So there you have it...
Please go to the ABC Challenge blog to see what the other DT-members made and I welcome you to play along. I just know you love embellishments and it's really easy to put at least 3 on your project ;)

Thanks for coming over and see you later!

This card will play in the following challenges:
- Scrap, Stamp and doodle: Sketch
- All Sorts: Things with wings
- Crafty Calendar Challenge: Teddybears
- PollyCraft: Be my TeddyBear
- Digital Tuesday: Animal friends
- Anita Be Stampin: Layer it on me