Thursday, 31 May 2012

Guess where I've been :)

Hi there!

Guess where I've been the last 3 days.... oh yeah.... Been in Paris, city of lights, city of loooooooooove.

Photo wasn't taken by me... got it from the internet.
 Been in Paris 2 more times, but not longer than 24 hours and the last time I only spend 2 hours around Sacre Coeur before the Thalys left to The Netherlands.
But now... 3 whole days, started last Tuesday, waking up at 5.00 am!! to get the tram of just before 6 am, train just before 7 am, to be in Paris at 9.30 am!! Whoowhoo!!
Now that's what I call making the most out of everything.

Anyways... thanks for coming over.
Oh yeah... really loooooooove Paris as well (but not as much as Londen *lol*)

By the way... this is a sceduled post (love it!). As I will still be in the Thalys going home when this post goes live *lol*
A "live"-update will follow later on :)

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

With Sympathy

Hi there and welcome to this blog :)

Today I like to show you a card which isn't a card you like to make daily, but is a part of this life as well.
Made some sympathy cards, just in case I need one and don't have any time to make one.

Very CAS, but I like it. No embellies at all, just 2 stamps and 2 different shades of grey ink. Love it!

Thanks so much for coming over. Hope to see you later!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Christmas Challenges {with sketches} #27

Hi there and soooooooooooooooooo happy to see you here!

This is my first card as part of the Christmas Challenges with Sketches DT.
Oh yeah!! I've been chosen to be part of a wonderfull DT that inspires you to make Christmas Challenges {with Sketches} all year long.
As you all know I love to make Christmascards all year long, so this is just wonderfull to be a part of such an amazing DT.
I've known this news for quite a bit now and am so happy to finally share it with you all on this blog, even though it was already announced on the CCWS blog :)

Now on to the challenge...

This time Betina made the wonderfull sketch and the twist this time is: Bingo. You may combine any 3 diagonal, horizontal and vertical.

I used ribbon, embossing and buttons.

And here's my take on the sketch, using a lovely Christmasstamp *love those stamps!* :)

This challenge we're sponsored by Whiff of Joy.

Please visit the Christmas Challenges {with sketches} blog for the prize you can win, the sketch, the bingocard and for more inspiration from the DT and to leave them some love as well.

Thank you very much for coming over. Hope to see you again later on! :)

- Holly Jolly Christmas: Anything goes PLUS ribbon
- The Pink Elephant: Buttons galore (used 4 red ones)
- Quirky Crafts: Dots/spots, stripes and ribbon

Monday, 21 May 2012

MCM: Merry Christmas Monday :)

Hi there!

Did you also enjoy last couple of days??
They went so fast! I just had a marvelous time as we had 4 days off work due to a national holiday last Thursday.
The weather has been fantastic the last couple of days overhere and I have been coloring a lot! And I mean A LOT!! Oh yeah..hehe...

But here I am, back with another card. Thought it was ok to call today MCM: "Merry Christmas Monday", as I have a Christmascard to show you today. Really CAS as well.
It's from a PTI set I really "needed to have", but didn't quite know what to do with it, so when I received it, I just kept experimenting with those stamps and this is one of the cards I made with it (after some papers reached the bin and after some blogsurfing...):

It was quite easy to make, but I really needed to middle of the card to start of :)
This card has already been made multiple times, perfect for giving some people I know.

This is it for today. Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you again!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

CAS meets Magnolia - Baby card

Hi there and welcome to another sunny day!

Let me thank you all for your nice comments I receive over and over again. Really appreciate it!
And a thank you to all my followers... for visiting me and appreciating the work I make.

Today I like to show you something I haven't done before as well... Magnolia stamps going CAS!
It was the perfect challenge for me using a stamp I've never used before *shame on me* but to tell you the truth, there are more stamps...

Made a babycard. Not that I need them at this moment, but for my stash, so I have them when needed :)

So here it is... with loads of glitter...

That's it... thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you again later! :)

- LIM: Baby
- Midweek Magnolia: Big white space
- Fairytale Challenge: Things with wings
- Fussy and fancy: New baby
- Simon Says Stamps: CAS

Friday, 18 May 2012

CAS meets DCL and CAS-ual Fridays

Hi there and welcome to another Sunny day!

Having some days off work due to yesterday's holiday, I'm having quite some time to be crafty :)
Today I like to show you a card which is quite cheerful :)
It's really CAS, which I, as you may know, like.
3 rows of colored cardstock, 3 white punched butterflies, a corner punch, some gems and a sentiment stamp. Nothing more, nothing less.
Think I will use this layout more often as I really like the outcome and you can use just any sentiment you need for the occasion and some nice colors :)

Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you later :)

- Dutch card lovers: photo-inspiration and CAS (use green, orange and pink)
- CAS-ual Fridays: Punchy (butterfly and corner)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Saturated Canary challenge card

Hi there!

Have an extra day off work, so got some time to craft, hang out, relax, etc. etc.
Today I like to show you a card I made recently for the Kaarten met Tiets-club overhere in The Netherlands.
A special image was made specially for the club by Saturated Canary (guess it's already avaliable to purchase now) and this is what I made with it:

Used some of my untouched paperpads by MME. Totally love those colorcombos in there!
Nothing else much to say, so I will leave you now.

Thanks for coming over and hope to see you again soon! :)

- Saturated Canary: May flowers
- Papertake Weekly: In the garden
- Sisterhood of Crafters: May flowers

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

ABC Challenge: P for pockets

Hi there and welcome to another ABC-Challenge.

This time we've arrived at the letter "P" and we'd like to see some Pocket(s) on your creation.
I've made a criss-crosscard for the first time (oh yeah!! :)) and it was sooooo much fun to do and really easy to make one. Will defenately make one in the future (near of far away that is ;))

Used a lovely Magnolia image. Oh, I just love them!!

And here's my creation:

And a detailphoto where you can see a bit of the glitter I put on Tilda's dress, crown and wand:

Thanks so much for coming over!
Please visit the ABC Challengeblog for more inspiration from the DT and to participate in this challenge :)

- Totally Tilda: Princess Tilda in a pink dress
- EKEF: Anything goes/Alles mag
- Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Flowers
- It's a Magnolia Challenge: Bingo (roze, ponsen, bloemen)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

LIM: OLC with 3 stamps

Please scroll down for the BasicGrey Challenges-post or click here :)

Hi there (again!)

It's Saturday, so time to participate in the LIM challenge. This week they want to see us making a one layer card with only 3 stamps.
Used some older stamps from a Dutch stampstore which, unfortunately!!, doesn't excist anymore, but I still have some stamps and am really happy with them.

Also used 2 of my fave distress ink colors. They're from last winter's limited collection and really love the green and red colors.

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

Thank you very much for coming over! Hope to see you again! :)

- LIM: OLC with 3 stamps

BasicGrey challenges: Anything goes

Hi there and happy Saturday!

Today it's time for a new BasicGrey challenge *whoowhoo*
I just looooooooooove those papers so much!

This time the challenge is "Anything goes", so real easy ;)

I made somewhat a CAS-card...

With some help from the delicious "Hello Luscious" 6x6 paperpad it was so much fun to make this card :)

And... are you ready to play with us?? We really love to see you!! Go check out the BasicGrey Challengesblog and join in all the fun!

Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you later! :)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Wags'nWhiskers Challenge: 1, 2, 3

Hi there and welcome to another Wags'nWhiskers Challenge :)
Hi en welkom bij een nieuwe Wags'nWhiskers Challenge :)

This challenge we'd like to see 1, 2, and 3 items on your card: 1 image, 2 ribbons and 3 designer papers.
I used one of my most used Wags'nWhiskers Images Hannah. Used her on so many cards/projects already and can't get enough of her.
Ditmaal willen we 1, 2, 3 items op je kaart zien: 1 afdrukje, 2 lintjes en 3 designer papiertjes.
Ik heb één van m'n meest gebruikte Wags'nWhiskers stempels weer eens gebruikt: Hannah. Ik heb haar al zoveel afgedrukt (klinkt niet echt lekker...hahah) voor kaarten en projecten, maar kan niet genoeg van dit schattige stempeltje krijgen.

For the designer papers, I used my all time fav manufacturer Basic Grey. I really must stop buying those papers... got so many left :) But nowadays I almost only buy the paperpads to make cards with.
I didn't use any sentiment or much embellishments on the card, so I can use it for all kind of occasions.
Voor het designerpapier heb ik weer eens gebruik gemaakt van mijn aloude favoriete papiermerk Basic Grey. Ik moet echt stoppen met het kopen van die papiertjes... heb er nog zoveel :) Maar tegenwoordig koop ik eigenlijk alleen nog maar hun paperpads om kaarten mee te maken.
Ik heb geen tekst op het kaartje gebruikt, evenals zeer weinig embellishments, zodat ik dit kaartje voor diverse gelegenheden kan gebruiken.

Anyways... here's my project for this challenge:
Anyways... hier is mijn project voor deze challenge:

And a detailphoto:
En een detailfoto:

Thanks so much for coming over. Hope to see you again later on! :)
Bedankt voor het langskomen. Ik hoop je hier weer een andere keer te mogen begroeten :)

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Christmas 2012 Magnolia Tilda card: Some of my fave things

Hi there and welcome!

Today I like to show you another Christmascard..... Almost there for this year *whoowhoo*, but will be making them all year long as it will get the pressure of a lot for me! :)
It's made with one of my most used Magnolia-stamps. This one is so versatile, using it for both Christmas as birthdaycards. Love it!

Used some of a Authentique paperpad. I totally love red and green, they're my fave colors.
Also used one of my fave ever sentiment stampsets from PTI (oh, I sure do love them!!).

So here it is... a card with a lot of my fave items on it :)

Thank you so much for coming over! Hope to see you again later on :)

- CCWS: Sketch
- One Stop Craft Challenge: Celebrations (I choose Christmas)

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Liberation Day in The Netherlands

This is my 2nd post for today
Please scroll down for this month's MCSC-challenge or click here :)

Today, 5th May, it's Liberation Day overhere in The Netherlands.
We celebrate the end of WW2 and celebrating our freedom in every way possible.

And because loads of people gave their life during wars (oh.... I really hate wars!!), I'm now able to craft in freedom and have a pretty lovely life! :)

But today is also the start of another challenge at LIM and also the start of National Scrapbookday.
I made 2 cards :)

The first card is a card I made before, but only with a different color. You can find the other one overhere.

And the 2nd one, made with one of my most-used stampsets at the moment :)

Think the 2nd one also perfectly fits the challenge at MCSC: Nature. Hope you will join in here as well :)

Thanks so much for coming over!
Hope you will celebrate today!

- LIM: Yellow

MCSC: Natuur/Nature

Hi there!

It's time for another MCSC-challenge. This time we are using the theme "Nature".
It's sooooooooooo wide, so you can almost use everything :)
Anyways... here's my card:

Het is tijd voor een nieuwe MCSC-challenge. Deze keer gebruiken we het thema "Natuur".
Dit thema is zo breed, dat je vast wel aan inspiratie kunt komen om mee te doen! :)
Hier is m'n kaart:

Thanks for coming over. Please visit the MCSC-blog and hope you are able to join us! :)
See you later!
Bedankt voor het langskomen. Neem ook even een kijkje op het MCSC-blog en ik hoop dat je meedoet! :)
Tot de volgende keer!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Birthday Fishes for you

Hi there!

Today I like to show you a card with one of my recently purchased stampsets (2nd hand, but I totally love this set!).
It's got this great sentiments with awesome stamps.

When the newest challenge at CAS-ual Fridays was up, I had no idea which stamps to use (ok, got loads of happy birthday stamps, but wanted to make something I never made before :)), but when I came across my box with recently purchased sets, I just knew I had to use the fish and sentiment from this set :)

So here you have it...

And a detailphoto so you can see I gave 2 birthdayhats some glitter :)

Thank you very much for coming over! Hope to see you again :)

CAS-ual Fridays: Happy Birthday
- Papertake Weekly: Anything goes
- Lollipop crafts: Anything goes
- Tammy's Scrapin corner: Anything goes

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

ABC Challenge: O for Orange

Hi there!

We just celebrated Queen's Day overhere yesterday and it was fab! Did facepainting from 6.45 am till about 16.00 and I so enjoyed myself.
But after seeing a lot of orange the last couple of weeks (and still more to come with the European Championship football/soccer and the Olympics), it's a hard time for me as I, well... orange isn't quite my fave color to work with *lol* Really... no other country would be this mad finding all sorts of marketing strategies selling their products in shops. You really should have been here 2 years ago with the World Championship football/soccer. Madness all over the place and every year at Queen's Day, the Dutchies are wearing a lot of orange stuff. The funnier, the better ;)

But well... back to topic :)

Right now I like to show you the ABC Challengecard I made for you. This time we arrived at the "O for orange" challenge.

Used one of my latest bought stampsets and I've already used it a lot, so it's really worth the money for me.

Thanks so much for coming over! I really hope you will visit the other DT-members blog, but also the ABC-Challengeblog, so you can join in! (remember.. orange isn't my fave color as well, so you really should try ;))

Hope to see you again soon!