Thursday, 28 July 2011

DWYT Sketch #96

Hi there!

Thursday, 00:00 am CET... oh yeah... it's time for another DWYT-sketch!
Please visit the blog to see it, but stay here to see my card *lol*

So here you have my card:

Please hop on over to the DWYT-blog for more inspiration and I'd like to invite you to play along as well :)
Got some news for you next week by the way... but for now it's time to say: Thanks for coming over and see you later!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

ABC Challenge: Z for Zoo

Hi there!

Did you enjoy the bloghop we had 3 weeks back at the ABC-Challengeblog?? I sure did! :)
Last week it was time for Team A to work with a letter, and this week it's time for Team B to showcase Z for Zoo.

We're sponsored by Robin's Fetish and that's where this image is from as well.
And this is my card:

As you can see, it's again a very CAS-card. I'm just really into them at the moment :)

But... now it's time for you to come in action :) Please visit the ABC Challenge blog to see what the other amazing talented DT-members have made for this challenge and I'd like to invite you to play along!

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

Monday, 25 July 2011

PTI July bloghop

Hi there!

There's a bloghop over at Nichole's blog and I just couldn't resist to participate.

I just loooooooooooooved the inspirational photo and well... uhhmm... it defenately made my creativity flow.
When I saw the photo, I thought about: home (well...the photo totally does this justice), warmth (all the cushions and plaids), cozy (all those cushions and plaids), friendly (the colors)... and those words remind me of Christmas, so what I did was making a Christmascard for this bloghop :)
Totally thinking out of the box, but well... hopefully it's good ;)

I made the card with one of the challenges from the Stamp-A-Faire I did as well: challenge 8. You can find my card at this post.

Anyways... back to the card I made for the bloghop, here it is:

And a detailphoto of the stitching along the border of the card:

PTI items used: Stamps ("stocking prints") and coordinating dies for the stockings

Thank you so much for coming over! Now it's time to go to Nichole's blog for more inspiration! :)

See you later!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

PTI Stamp-A-Faire Challenge 8

Ok, the last one before heading to bed :)

I had so much fun making the cards this evening/this night! Thanks so much PTI!!

Made this a Christmas one and wow... I totally love this one and will defenately be making cards like this one a lot to send to family, friends etc. for Christmas. It's one you can make within 10 minutes *seriously here!!*
As a base I used the red cardstock, trimmed 1" from the front, added some green cardstock behind, stitched some, stamped the images, cut them out, adhered them, stamped the sentiment, voila... *een kind kan de was doen* ;)

So here you have Challenge 8:
I thought I would challenge you to create a card with an front cover that is cut back by an inch or so.

PTI item: sentiment stamp ("Signature Christmas")

Thank you so much for coming over!!
Please take a look at the other cards I made for the Stamp-A-Faire, by clicking here for challenges 1, 2 and 3 and click here for challenges 5, 6, 7 and 9.

See you later! :)

PTI Stamp-A-Faire Challenges 5, 6, 7 and 9

Hi there (again *lol*)!

Please scroll down for the other cards I made for the PTI challenges tonight/this early morning!

Here we have the cards I came up with for challenges 5, 6, 7 and 9. As you noticed, I didn't so challenge 4. It was a color one and I really need to make this by daylight, not in the middle of the night ;)

Anyways... here we go...

Challenge 5:
create your own custom "faux" border.

PTI items: sentiment stamp ("Signature Greetings"), image stamps (faux border done with "Cupcake collection", "Grunge Me")

I combined the following card with the following challenges:

Challenge 6:
Your challenge this afternoon is to use the little notch technique to hold twine or ribbon in place across the cover of your project.
Challenge 9:
Your challenge is to look at your stamps in a new way, turn them, rotate them at new angles and see if YOU can come up with anything unique!

PTI item: Image stamp ("Grunge Me"-set). I think that swirl looks like a snail :)


Challenge 7:
Your challenge is to have a "play date" with your stamps and discover 2 or 3 images from different sets that layer together in a surprising way.

This actually is the birthdaycard I made for my brother who will celebrate it today.

PTI items: Stamps (sentiment from "Enjoy the ride", car and sentiment on it by "Enjoy the ride" and the stars on the car are from "Cupcake Collection")

Thanks again for coming over! :)

PTI Stamp-A-Faire Challenges 1, 2 and 3

Over at Nichole Heady's blog it's PTI Stamp-A-Faire time and wow... they came up with some awesome challenges.
And I defenately say challenges as I don't own that many PTI sets, but I have to say I really like to challenge myself using them in different ways :)

It's over 2.00 am right now, but writing this (and the other blogposts) so I can go to bed with a good feeling :)

Anyways... here are challenge 1, 2 and 3.

Challenge 1:
Create a project featuring patterned strips that are created with some of your favorite decorative elements.
I just looooooooove patterned papers, so I used them and I also like stripes and dots a lot, so it was an easy one :)

PTI items: sentiment stamp (Up, Up & Away)

Challenge 2:
We would love to see YOUR take on pairing up a hot pink, like Raspberry Fizz, with a charcoal grey (like Smokey Shadow)

PTI items: stamps (sentiment from "Signature Greetings" and image "Grunge Me")

Challenge 3:
Punch a window from you card cover and tie ribbon or twine from the window to the side of your card.

PTI Item: Beautiful Blooms II #1 die

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

Saturday, 23 July 2011

BasicGrey challenge: A sketch

Hi there!

It's time for another challenge at the BasicGrey Challenges blog. This time Heather made a sketch for us to follow. I turned it.
I wanted to make a Christmascard as it's "just" around the corner, only 5 more months before the tree will be here in my house with all the decorations as well. But this also means it's time to send the cards, so I'm making them all year round.
This card is made with the BasicGrey Jovial 6x6 paperpad. Oh... I just looooooooove those papers, those colors are my true Christmasfeeling: Red (which is my fave one in general as well) and Green. Giving me the "old fashioned" Christmasfeeling.

Anyways... here's the card:

Thanks for coming over. Please check out the BasicGrey Challengesblog for loads of inspiration from the DT and we would love you to play along with us :)

See you later!

This card will also play in the following challenges:
- Winter Wonderland: Holly and/or ivy
- Craft us crazy: Anything goes
- Delightful Challenges: Christmas in July
- The Rubber Cafe: Christmas in July
- Shelly's Images: Anything goes
- Belli Challenges: Christmas in July
- DigiStamps4Joy: Christmas in July
- The House That Stamps Built: Glitter
- Deep Ocean Challenge: Ribbons
- Crazy Challenge: Christmas in July
- Paper Creations Ink: Christmas in July
- Christmas Inspirations: Christmas
- The Crafty Pad: Christmas in July
- Creative Inspirations: Christmas in July
- Gingerloft Challenge: Make it sparkle
- Paper Sundaes: Christmas in July
- Christmas Stampin'All year long: All about you (use fave color.. mine is red!)
- Crafty Catz: No pink or blue allowed
- Fun with shapes and more: Christmas in July
- Simply Create: Christmas Time
- Stamp Something: Embellish it
- Christmas Card Challenges: Faith (optional)
- Jellypark Challenges: Christmas in July

Friday, 22 July 2011

Wags 'n Whiskers challenge: Buttons & Bows

Hi there and welcome!

It's time for another Wags'nWhiskers challenge and this time we're challenging you to use buttons and bows :)

So here you have my card, I used "Beary Sweet"-digi, which you can buy overhere (for USA/Canada click here, for Europe and rest of the world click here).

Thank you very much for coming over. Please visit the Wags'nWhiskers blog as well to see the other projects the DT-members made for this challenge, plus I like to invite you to play along with us. So much fun!

See you later! :)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

DWYT Sketch #95

Hi there!

It's another Thursday, 00:00 am CET, time for another DWYT-sketch *whoowhoo!!*

And this is the card I made:

It's quite a CAS sketch this week and really loved this one! :)

Thank you very much for coming over.
Please visit the DWYT-blog, so you can see the cards the other members have made and you are more than happy to play along with us :)

See you later!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Guess what I will (hopefully) be doing tonight???


This is just soooooooooooooo off topic what I normally post, but tonight is finally the night I've been waiting for since 16 years!
I will be seeing Take That in concert. Not just a concert, but finally, after 16 years... I will see them all together again: Robbie Williams (think he's the biggest entertainer and singer), Mark Owen (he's sooo cute *whoops... did I just say that??*), Gary Barlow (great songwriter), Howard Donald and Jason Orange (both great dancers).
Oh my oh my oh my.... whoowhoooooooooooo..

Saw them 3 years ago as a foursome (actually threesome as Howard was ill, but the others did the show) and have been to Robbie's concerts loads of times (playing in little places with just 750 people to places with over 60.000 people). So this would be sooooooo great to see them all together again and sing along with all those amazing songs :)

I will be there with my brother. Very special as he's really not into them, but he said to me he knows all their lyrics because of me *hehehe*

I will defenately be enjoying myself.

Relight my fire.... whoowhoooooooooooooooooo.... Shine.... lalalallalalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

So I sceduled this post and I will be on my way to the Amsterdam Arena.
I sooooooooo hope this concert will go on, as their concert was cancelled last Saturday because Rob has a food poisoning :(
Seriously... I want him to become better first, before hitting the stage (though I must admit I really, really don't like it...). But we'll just have to wait and see :)

Will keep you updated :) Off to (hopefully) an awesome party :)

Thursday, 14 July 2011

DWYT Sketch #94

Hi and welcome!

It's Thursday, 00:00 am CET, so time for another DWYT-sketch :)
It's sketch #94, so we're counting down till #100!

This week's sketch is made by Annemieke and I loved this one!
So here you have my card. I know it's just July to show a Christmascard, but you can't start early enough :)

And a detailphoto so you can see the embossing and glitter a bit better :)

Please visit the DWYT-blog for the other cards the DT-members have made and I'd love to invite you to play along :)

Thanks for coming over and see you later!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

GDT Scrapdelight Magnolia Sweet Rainbow card

Hi en welkom!

Today I like to show you a card I made for Scrapdelight, the scrapshop I love the most. Sorry the text is Dutch...

Vandaag heb ik een kaartje te laten zien wat ik voor Scrapdelight heb mogen maken :)
Zoals jullie wellicht weten, ben ik absoluut geen "bling- en sieradentype", mensen die mij ooit gezien hebben zullen mij zelden met sieraden hebben gezien, maar op de één of andere manier komt er toch altijd wat "bling" op m'n projecten terecht, zo ook hier...

En wat detailfoto's:

Even wat info over het kaartje:
Het is een 6x6 inch kaart geworden, omdat ik het label waarop ik Tilda gestempeld heb net wat beter vond uitkomen.
Ik heb gebruik gemaakt van een Magnoliastempel uit de "Sweet Rainbow"-serie.
Uiteraard heb ik Tilda met Copics ingekleurd. Echter, haar pakje heb ik met behulp van paperpiecing gemaakt.

*tip* Paperpiecing: Even Tilda een keer stempelen op patterned paper en dan uitknippen en op de andere Tilda plakken.

Het label waarop Tilda met Memento-inkt is gestempeld, is van Spellbinders Labels 17.
Het papier is van Basic Grey en heb daar de "Hello Lucious" 6x6 paperpad van gebruikt, omdat die altijd de ideale papiertjes voor kaarten bevatten. De grotere vellen hebben ook direct grotere patronen erop.
Het roze papier wat achter de label met Tilda zit, is met een randpons van EK Success geponst.
De bloemen zijn gemaakt met behulp van de BigShot en de Tim Holtz "Tattered Florals" stans. De brads die ik er doorheen heb gebruikt, zijn ook van de "Hello Lucious"-serie van BasicGrey.
De bling die op de hoelahoep, Tilda's broekspijpen en Tilda's elastieken zijn te vinden is van Ranger: Stickles Diamond (ik kan niet zonder!).
De bling die op de kaart zit, is een swirls van Prima. Heb dit ooit bij Scrapdelight gekocht.

*tip* Omdat ik één zo'n swirl veel te groot vind op een kaart, knip ik deze altijd in stukjes. Op die manier kun je een swirl op meer dan één kaart gebruiken.

Het tekststempeltje is er één uit eigen collectie en het geweldige stuk groene kant heb ik bij Scrapdelight in de winkel in Nieuwegein gekocht, maar kun je ook hier online krijgen :)

Dit kaartje kun je vanaf nu ook op het blog van Scrapdelight zien *whoowhoo!*
Bedankt voor het langskomen en graag tot een volgende keer :)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

BasicGrey Challenges: Doilies and ribbon

Hi there and welcome!

Have you read my last post?? :) I'm still jumping up and down, so happy!!
Anyways... it's time for another BasicGrey Challenge, this time: Doilies and Ribbon.
Doilies are the "latest thing" in the cardmaking world and I have to say I just don't really like them, so this was a challenge for me ;)
Got a "cheap" doily from one of my familymembers, so THANK YOU!!
So it was a challenge...

But working with ribbon... I can't live without it! I just loooooooooooooove it!

So here you have my card with something I probably will not use again and something I use all the time:

And a detailphoto:

So... please let me know what you think about me working with doilies *I promise I won't bite!* ;)

Thank you very much for coming over, but don't forget to see what the other DT-members have created at the BasicGrey Challenges blog. And I would like to invite you to play along!

See you later!

Guest Designer July Scrapdelight :)

Hi there!!

Wow... wat een geweldig nieuws heb ik jullie te vertellen!
Ik weet het al een aantal weken, maar nu is het tijd om te vertellen dat ik gevraagd ben om guestdesigner in juli te zijn bij Scrapdelight, mijn favo scrapwinkel!!
Ben er erg trots op dat ik door Michelle en haar team gevraagd ben en ik hoop dat ik jullie met wat creativiteit kan voeden ;)
 Wow... what a great news I have for you I really have to share with you!
I already know it for a few weeks now, but now it's time to reveal that I was asked to be a guestdesigner in July for Scrapdelight, a Dutch scrapbookshop, my fave one!!
It's such a great honour to be asked by Michelle and her team and I really hope I can inspire you all with some creativity ;)

Gisteren ging een nieuwe cardchallenge online op het Scrapdelight blog. Het is een schets. En je kunt er nog een geweldig leuke prijs mee winnen ook :)
Yesterday, a new cardchallenge went online at the Scrapdelight blog. It's a sketch one:

En dit is wat ik ervan gemaakt heb:

And this is what I made:

Behoorlijk wat bling gebruikt :)
Heb voor deze kaart geweldig Graphic45 papier, ZVA swirls, EK Succes ponsen en wat zwarte inkt gebruikt. Ik vind het papier echt geweldig en zal het ook gaan gebruiken om een aantal foto's van Parijs te scrappen :)
Loads of bling there :)
Made it with some lovely Graphic45 papers, some ZVA swirls, EK Succes punches and some black ink. Just looooooove those papers a lot and am using them to scrap some photos from Paris as well :)

Anyways... tijd om wat verder te slapen (hmm.. eigenlijk is het hier 00.00 am CET en lig ik nog steeds heerlijk te slapen..hehe... heb deze post gepland.. geweldig!)

Anyways... time for me to sleep further (actually it's 00.00 am CET overhere and I'm still in bed sleeping..hehe... just sceduled this it!)

Bedankt voor het langskomen en zie jullie later!
Oh ja... vergeet je niet mee te doen met deze challenge... meer info op het Scrapdelight blog :)

Thank you very much for coming over!! See you all later!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Wags'nWhiskers Challenge: Birthdays

Hi there and welcome to another Wags'nWhiskers challenge.
This time the challenge is: Birthdays!

So there's plenty of creative thinking for this challenge.
I created a card, with one of my fave images of Wags'nWhiskers. Already inked her up a lot and guess I will be doing that for a long time :)

Anyways... back to the challenge.
Normally I use very "feminine" colors like pink (oh, I love using that color!), but this time I challenged myself to use blue (plus my fave color red). Something different, cos not every girl likes pink.

And here's my card:

And a detailphoto where you can see all the glitter I used (seriously, in my daily life I don't wear any jewelry, just don't like it, not the "blingkinda girl", plus I can't work with it):

Thank you very much for coming over.
I'd love you to join me and the other members of the DT for this challenge, there's a prize as well :)

See you later!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

DWYT Sketch #93

Did you join me on my last post?? For the hop?? If not... you still got time to join :)

Hi there!

It's Thursday 00:00 am CET, so welcome to another DWYT challenge :)

It's been awhile for me playing, as I was very, very busy at work and just couldn't make it.
But now... whoowhoo... I can play again!!

This week, I've made the sketch for your inspiration:

And this is the card I made with it, it's an easelcard, so I can use it in some other challenges as well ;)

And some other photos, details included:

And now I'd like to invite you to join us with this sketch and visit the other DT-members as well :)

Thanks for coming over and see you later!

This card will also play in the following challenges:
- Tomic: Easelcard
- Simply Magnolia: Anything goes
- Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Flowers