Monday, 30 July 2012

MCM #10 Merry Christmas Monday

Hi there and welcome back to another Merry Christmas Monday.

Today I like to show you a card where I made the background by stamping 3 stamps and stamping a sentiment on another piece of paper. Love this technique.
Very simple, but effective.. love it! :)

Thanks so much for coming over. See you next week for another MCM :)

Friday, 27 July 2012

MCM #9 Merry Christmas Monday on Friday

Hi there!

Today I like to show you a card I made for Merry Christmas Monday. But as I already sceduled some posts, I sceduled this post for today, Friday. So Merry Christmas Friday this time :)
So here you have my creation for MCM...

Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you later on.
Will be back on Monday with a regular MCM :)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Spectrum Noir: Creating Shadows

Hi there!

Today is another day for me to show you a tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog.
It's about creating shadows. It's a tutorial I made specially with people in mind feeling overwhelmed to create shadows on their projects, thinking "Oh... I can't do it... it's way too complicated!", but you're wrong and I like to show you there how you create shadows like on this stamped image:
Vandaag is de dag dat er weer een tutorial van mij op het Spectrum Noir blog te zien is.
Ditmaal gaat het om het maken van schaduw. Het is een tutorial die ik speciaal voor mensen heb gemaakt die het erg overweldigend vinden om schaduw op hun projecten te maken en denken "Oh... Ik kan dat niet, dat is veel te ingewikkeld!", maar dat is niet waar en ik wil graag laten zien hoe je nu schaduw kunt maken zoals bijv. bij dit afdrukje:

Yeah.. it's quite basic, but for people not knowing how to create it, it's just fine :)
So please hop on over to the Spectrum Noir blog for more information. Thanks!

Thanks for coming over and hope to see you later.
Het is nogal basic, maar voor mensen die niet weten hoe ze schaduw dienen aan te brengen, is het prima :)
Dus neem een kijkje op het Spectrum Noir blog voor meer info. Bedankt!
Bedankt voor het langskomen en ik hoop je snel weer te mogen begroeten.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Stamp-a-Faire's final projects

Hi there and welcome (back!)

Today I like to show you 2 more projects I made for Stamp-a-Faire 2012.
First I like to show you a card I just cased from the one I already made on Saturday, which you can find overhere.
I just loooooooved the colorcombo I used and also the outcome of it, so I just basically did the same, only instead of pleading the ribbon, I made a bow. LOVE IT! :)

I also made a nice cardset, including a decorated box.
It consists of 4 different kind of cards, but with the same layout.
Here's the box...

And here are the cards:

Thanks so much for coming over and PTI... thanks so much for this great online event I had.
Got me inspired a lot and let me using my supplies in different ways I normall use. Thanks!

Hope to see you later on!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

SAF Challenge #3: Limited supplies


This is my last project for today. Really tired at the moment and tomorrow there's a brand new day :)
For this challenge we were challenged to use a floral stampset (yeah.. I used Rosie Posie again!), some colors of cardstock, some ink, ribbon and buttons.
I took away the buttons. Love these kind of challenges. Less defenately is more!
And this is the card I made:

Thanks for coming over today and hope to see you around tomorrow... got some more projects to do ;)

SAF Challenge 2: Mini Album technique

Hi there *again*  LOL

Back with another project made today, a mini-album.
We could choose between several kind of mini-albums and I choose the one with the tag and library envelope.
Made it a Christmasone, so I can easily put my photos on the backside of the tags. No hussle, very easy.
So here you have it... Scraplifted a lot and even this ribbon was made after watching the video.

Thanks again for coming and hope to see you later on. More in the making ;)

SAF Challenge #1 Ribbon technique

Hi there *again*

First "official" challenge completed: Ribbon technique. Really had fun using this technique. As I wanted to use Ashley's technique, I didn't want it with a flower, but just a straight line on my card.

And this is what I made with the technique...

Used the same colors as last post, same goes for the stampset, exept for the leaves and sentiment.
Ok, off for another challenge.

Thanks for coming over and see you later on! :)

Make-n-Take challenge #1

Hi there and am back :)

Here's my take on the PTI Make-n-Take. It was time to use my Rosie Posie-set for the first time ever.
Can you believe it?? I've been in love with this set for quite a while now and wow.... after using it for the first time I'm totally in looooooooooove with it.
It's just so simple making a background as a cardbase.
You will defenately see Rosie Posie a lot more today :)

Used a fave colorcombo of mine at the moment... very tropical :)
Yeah... I already love today. Thanks PTI!!

Now I'm off creating again... ribbon is next. See you later!

Today's THE Day: PTI Stamp-a-Faire

Hi there!

Today is THE Day I've longing for for a couple of months.
It's Stamp-A-Fair at PTI. Participated last year as well (they had a meeting in USA, but I was able to work online as well) and had so much fun, so I'm joining in again today/tomorrow. So today it's ME-time. Working from 1 pm CET till around 2 am CET tomorrowmorning with things I looooooooove: Stamps, papers and ink.
This year it's an online event, so just perfect for people all across the world. Already seen people from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark and USA online, WOW!!
I will be celebrating today with my 2 cats who are still sleeping *whoop whoop*
Check back later today for the projects I made. Thanks!

Happy Camping! :)

Spectrum Noir blog hop Christmas in July meets Basic Grey Challenges Things with wings

Hi there and welcome to a new Spectrum Noir blog hop.

The theme is "Christmas in July" and ohhhhhhhh.. I just loooooooove making Christmascards all year long, so this is just perfect for me :)
As I was browsing through my stamps, this stamp was also the perfect fit for this fortnight's BasicGrey Challenge: Things with wings.
Hi en welkom bij een nieuwe Spectrum Noir bloghop.
Het thema is "Kerst in juli" en ohhhh... Ik houd ervan om het gehele jaar kerstkaarten te maken (zoals ook hier op m'n blog te zien is ;)), dus dit is gewoon perfect voor mij :)
Toen ik mijn stempels aan het bekijken was, waren deze gebruikte stempels ook zeer geschikt voor BasicGrey Challenges: Things with wings (dingen met vleugels).

A few members of the Spectrum Noir team have gotten together to celebrate Christmas in July!  We have an inspiration-filled blog hop today, along with a few great prizes!  If you have arrived here from Suzanne's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog so you don't miss a thing!
Een aantal Spectrum Noir DT-leden zijn bij elkaar gekomen om Christmas in July te vieren! We hebben een super bloghop vandaag, tesamen met een geweldige prijs! Als je bent gekomen via Suzanne's blog, dan ben je op de juiste plek aanbeland. Zo niet, ga even naar het Spectrum Noir blog, zodat je niets zult missen!

And this is the project I made. It was sooooooooo hard to come up with the perfect stamp, but thought it was time to use these ones again :)
So here you have my Christmas in July project...
En dit is het project dat ik heb gemaakt. Het was zooooo lastig om de juiste stempel te vinden, maar dacht dat deze weer aan wat inkt toe was :)
Dus hier is mijn Christmas in July project...

I used the following Spectrum Noir markers:
Ik heb de volgende Spectrum Noir markers gebruikt:
Skin/huid: FS 1,2,3,4,8, CR3 (cheeks)
Hair/haar: GB1,4,6,7
Clothes/kleding: DR1,2,3,4, EB2
NOEL: BT1,3,4,5, EB2
Ground/grond: EB1,2
Shadows/schaduw: BT1,2

I wanted the red and BT-markers having a bit of a brownish color in it, so I went over those colors with EB2. It was just perfect :)
Ik wilde dat de rood- en BT-markers een beetje bruintinten kregen, dus ik ben met de EB2-marker over deze kleuren heen gegaan. Het was gewoon perfect :)

We hope you've been checking out the Spectrum Noir blog - it is full of great tutorials, techniques, and other projects from our design team.  If you haven't been over there, go take a look!  Before we get to the rest of the hop today, let's have a little fun.  How about a prize?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner two sets of six markers, a pack of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock (perfect for coloring!), and an adorable stamp called All Wrapped Up, from the new Mulberry Wood line.
We hopen dat je ook bij het Spectrum Noir blog langs bent geweest - het staat vol met uitleggen, technieken en andere projecten van het design team. Als je er nog nooit geweest bent, neem een kijkje!
Voordat we verder gaan met de hop... laten we wat leuks doen. Wat dacht je van een prijs? Spectrum Noir geeft 1 gelukkige winnaar 2 sets van 6 markers, een pak Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium Wit cardstock (dit is echt perfect voor het kleuren!!!) en een geweldig schattige stempel genaamd "All Wrapped Up", van de nieuwe Mulberry Wood-lijn.

Entering to win is easy.  Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us your favorite Spectrum Noir color combination you saw while hopping with us this week (please comment no later then Friday, July 27 at 6:00 PM GMT).  A random winner will be drawn using and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, July 28, 2012, so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won!  The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen.
Om mee te dingen is gemakkelijk. Laat een reactie achter op de Spectrum Noir Blog Hop post en vertel wat je favoriete Spectrum Noir kleurencombinatie was die je tijdens deze hop hebt gezien (je hebt de tijd tot vrijdag 27 juli, 6:00 PM GMT, ofwel 7 uur 's avonds, 19.00, Nederlandse tijd ;))
Een random winnaar zal worden gekozen via en op het blog gepost worden op zaterdag 28 juli om 9.00 am GMT, ofwel 10 uur 's morgens Nederlandse tijd ;). Dus kom even terug om te zien of je hebt gewonnen.
De gelukkige winnaar heeft 1 week om de prijs te claimen of er zal een andere winnaar gekozen worden.

Now, hop on over to the next amazing blog and check out what Lis has to share!  In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop order:
Nu ben je al lekker op weg, de volgende persoon in de hop is LIS.
Als je de weg even kwijt bent, hier is de gehele hop-volgorde:

Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Christmas in July!  Have fun hopping around to see all of the inspiration from our team, and good luck winning the prize pack!

And also visit the BasicGrey Challengesblog for more inspiration on the "Things with wings" challenge.
Bedankt voor het langskomen vandaag terwijl we Christmas in July vieren!
Geniet, enjoy, have fun om alle inspiratie van het team te bekijken. 
Veel geluk!
Oh, vergeet ook niet het BasicGrey Challengesblog te bezoeken, want ook daar vind je meer inspiratie betreffende de "Things with wings"-challenge.

- TOMIC: Christmas in July (colorcombo + stars)
- Tilda's Town: Anything goes

Friday, 20 July 2012

WNW: New technique

Hi there and welcome to another Wags'nWhiskers challenge.
This time the theme is "New technique".

Even though I've done this technique many times, it was the first time to actually combine it with a stamped image of a "person-like"-image.
I used a sheet (got it as packaging for a product, see... I have a lot and someday it somes in handy *lol*), stamped on it with some alcohol inks, stamped the image on the other side with StazOn and used the Tim Holtz blending solution on the alcohol inks side to undo the skin of the image.
Putting a blush-colored cardstock behind the sheet so her skin wouldn't be blue or white like the other cardstocks I used, some stickles and voila... here you have it....

Another tip: You really should stamp on the other side where you used your alcohol ink. As you can see in the image, the sentiment isn't exactly nicely stamped.

Thanks very much for coming over. Please check out the Wags'nWhiskers challengeblog for more information. Thanks :)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

CAS on Thursday

Hi there!

For some reason I haven't showed this card yet. It was in one of my files on my computer and fits perfect in the CAS-ual Fridays challenge and some others as well :)

So here you have it...

Thanks for coming over and hope to see you later on.

- CAS-ual Fridays: Let's strip
- StampinRoyalty: Anything goes
- Perfect Sentiments: Anything goes

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Christmas Challenges {with sketches} #33

Hi there and welcome to another Christmas Challenges {with Sketches} and this week it's the Snow Angel's turn to post their cards.

This week Miranda made the sketch.
I turned the sketch and put the sentiment on another place, added some ribbon, a punched border and some embellies and this is the result I got...

It always is such a difficult job to pick a stamp for these challenges as I adore all my Christmasstamps so very, very much. I just love them all and Christmaspapers.... oh... don't start about that one *lol*
Every year I tell myself I have way too many Christmaspapers left from the year before and before and before, but every year I catch myself buying some new lovely papers. It doesn't help red and green being my fave colors, eh?! Ah well...

The sponsor this week is HeinDesign.

Thanks very much for coming over. Please check out the projects the other DT-members have made on the Christmas Challenges {with Sketches} blog.

See you later!

- Totally Gorjuss: It's Christmas
- Magnolia-Licious Highlights: Christmas
- Dutch Magnolia Chickies: Anything goes
- Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Tilda only

Monday, 16 July 2012

MCM #8 Merry Christmas Monday

Hi there, it's Monday, so another MCM from me.

Already done with this year's Christmascards, but am making them on order now for people. So if you like to have some cards.... just let me know :)

Today I made a card which I made with loads of scraps and one of my old time favorite SU Christmas stampsets. Love using this one over and over again.
And when you put those items together, you get something like this:

Thank you very much for coming over. There will be more Christmascards from me this week, so hope you will join me again :)

Sunday, 15 July 2012

ABC Challenge: T for Two by Two

Hi there and welcome to another ABC Challenge.
We've come to the T, that's for "Two by Two", use 2 of something.

So here's my card, or better said, 2 cards for you :)

What I used are 2 colors of cardstock, 2 different sentiments, 2 types of rhinestones and 2 cardbases :)

Thanks so much for coming over! Hope to see you again later on. Please check out the ABC Challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Magnolia Tilda with flowers Summer 2012

Hi there *again*
I'd like to show you a tag I made recently with some of my fave items on it: white/pink patterned Tilda papers, some doohickeydies and.... Tilda!
Will be using this tag for someone's birthday. Don't you just loooooooove the sentiment?? :)

At home I'm in my Summercleaningmood. Cleaned my kitchen big time and found some items I thought I had lost. So I'm quite happy.

Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you later this week. Got some more planned :)

- TOMIC: tag + Tilda with flowers
- Midweek Magnolias: Happy Birthday

Spectrum Noir DT: Making backgrounds

Hi there and welcome to another Spectrum Noir post from me.
Hi allemaal en welkom bij een nieuwe Spectrum Noir post door mij.

On the Spectrum Noir blog you can find the info how I made today's card.
Unfortunately sometimes life isn't easy and you have to send sympathy cards. I always make them when I don't need them, so I can grab one when needed (oh yeah... getting emotional when I have to make one at the moment supreme).
Op het Spectrum Noir blog kun je info vinden hoe ik deze kaart heb gemaakt.
Helaas moet je soms dit soort kaarten maken. Ik maak ze altijd op voorhand, zodat, als ik ze nodig heb, niet overmanteld wordt door emoties en het een lange tijd duurt eer ik er eentje klaar heb.

I made today's card with my Spectrum Noir markers, a die, a stamp and 3 pieces of cardstock (white, grey and black). That's all :)
Here you have it...
Deze kaart heb ik met mijn Spectrum Noir markers, een die, een stempel en 3 stukken cardstock (wit, grijs en zwart) gemaakt. Dat is alles :)
Hierbij mijn kaart...

Thanks so much for coming over!
Please visit the Spectrum Noir blog for mor information how I made this card with the markers.
Bedankt voor het langskomen!
Neem ook een kijkje op het Spectrum Noir blog voor meer info over hoe ik deze kaart heb gemaakt met de markers.

Monday, 9 July 2012

MCM #7 Merry Christmas Monday

Hi there and welcome to another Merry Christmas Monday!

Last week I realized it's less than 6 months before we're in 2013 and had Christmas 2012. Wow! Time's flying by way too fast this year.
But here I am with another Christmas Card for you. Used up some scrappapers and came up with this:

Used 2 different SU stampsets which I looooooooooooove using for my Christmascards and am really glad I bought them a few years ago when they were released.

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

- Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch
- Hooked on Crafts: Christmas in July
- Lollipopcrafts: Christmas in July
- Crazy Challenge: Christmas in July

Saturday, 7 July 2012

BasicGrey Challenge: Fun in the sun

Hi there (again :))

Oh, what a lovely, sunny and warm week we had overhere with some major thunderstorms last Fridaynight.
Today is the start of another BasicGrey challenge: Fun in the Sun.
Get your sunny images out and create something with them using BasicGrey items.

Last couple of weeks I received some lovely new items, also these flip-flopdies. Already love them! :)
So I just *had* to use them for this BasicGrey Challenge in combination with the lovely Hello Luscious 6x6 paperpad.

Thank you very much for coming over.
Please visit the BasicGrey challengeblog for more inspiration from the DT and to join us in this Sunny challenge.

See you later and enjoy your Summer! :)

MCSC: Kleurenchallenge/Colorchallenge

Hi there and welcome to another Saturday!

Today it's the first Saturday of the month, so a new challenge at MCSC.
This time we have a Summer colorchallenge for you. Please visit the challengeblog for the inspirational photo.

Last week I received my newest PTI goodies and yeah..... I've waited for this stampset to arrive, little hexagons. Oh I love graphic designs!
So this is my challengecard. Hope you'll like it as much as I do :)

Thanks so much for coming over and please visit the MCSC-blog for more inspiration from the DT. Thanks :)

Friday, 6 July 2012

WNW: Red, white and blue

Hi there and welcome to another Wags'nWhiskers Challenge.

Hopefully the American people visiting my humble space in cyberspace had a wonderfull 4th July!

Wow... what a response to the DT-call we had on the challengeblog. Can't wait to work with my new teamies! *whoopwhoop*

Today starts a new challenge: Red, White, Blue. Love this colorcombo a lot, must be the fact I live in The Netherlands and our national flag is red, white and blue :)

Anyways... back to the challenge... here's the card I made:

Stamped the image directly onto my white cardstock and colored her with my Spectrum Noirs, but also paperpieced her skirt and shirt.

Thank you so much for coming over and hope to see you later on. More to come these days, so stay tuned ;)

Oh... and please visit the Wags'nWhiskers challengeblog to participate as well :)

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Christmas Challenges {with sketches} #31

Hi there and welcome to another CCWS!

This time is special for me, as the sketch is made by ME *whoopwhoop!*
I love making sketches, I love graphic designs, clean and simple. Basically just me :)
Colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Anyways... here's the card I made for you. Hope you will like it as much as I do.

This week we're sponsored by My Favorite Things. Oh... they have lovely stamps and dies, love them!!

Thank you so much for coming over and hope to see you playing with us.
Please visit the CCWS-blog for more inspiration from my fellow DT-members and what they came up with while playing with "my" sketch :)