Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Kleurenkaartenteam Mei: Zwart-Wit/Black-White

Hi there...

It's the last Wednesday of the month, so it's time for the "Kleurenkaartenteam" and this month the colors are "Black-White".

Sometimes you need sympathycards a bit too much in a really short time period :(

Het is de laatste woensdag van de maand, dus tijd voor het "Kleurenkaartenteam" en deze maand zijn de kleuren "zwart-wit".
Soms heb je helaas teveel condoleancekaarten in een zeer korte periode nodig :(

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Weeks full of PARTY!!

Hi there!

Well... the people in The Netherlands had some fantastic parties last 1,5 week :)

It all started the 30th April when our Queen, now Princess, Beatrix abdicated and her son Willem-Alexander became our new king.
The whole country was in an enourmous partymood.

The abdication and inauguration was live on the telly, followed by an evening tour on the water, seeing things we're known for and the king loves, like sports, singing, etc.
It was a day to remember! Just loved it!

Normally we're celebrating Queen''s Day on the 30th April, but now it will be King's Day from now on on the 27th April, Willem-Alexander's birthday.

On the 1st and 2nd May the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, where the inauguration took place, was open to the public, so I went to Amsterdam with my dad.
It was WOW!!!! I just looooooooove flower bouquets and these were just fantastic to see (and smell!).

Here are some photos of that day...


We also remembered the people who died during the 2nd World War on 4th May and on 5th May it was again time to party :)
As that's the day we're celebrating WW2 ended in 1945 and having loads of freedom nowadays.

And now to my projects.... I made a "Dutch" celebration card.
Not only to celebrate our new king and 5th May, but also for someone who will graduate or something... don't know yet ;)

So here it is...

And we're not finished partying yet in The Netherlands, as next Sunday it will be Mother's Day.... so mom... here's my card for you :)

- CAS on Sunday: Sketch
- Dynamic Duos: Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight

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

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Christmas Cards {with Sketches} #72 My sketch :)

Hi there and welcome back!

It's time for another CCWS... we're at #72 already and it was my turn to provide the sketch :)
I kept the sketch quite simple, but, if you look at all the great cards that are made by the DT of CCWS... it's great for more embellishments as well.

Anyways.... here's my card...
Told you I would be back with some more snowflakes ;)

And a detailshot...

I heat embossed the text... it was a while ago since I did this... should do it more often :)

Anyways... check out the CCWS-blog for more inspiration from my fellow DT-members... they rock.... and when you're there... please join in.... Thanks! :)

Thanks for coming over and see you around later on!

Sometimes... (part 2)

Hi there again *lol*

And here's my 2nd card I created late this evening/early morning ;)
Quite a different one than the one overhere, but I so love it as well!

I used snowflake stamps, but they are so very versatile, I used them as, uhhmm... decoration :)

And here's my card...

And a detailshot...

Guess the colors aren't showing correctly... I used Stampin'Up's Rose Red. Love that color... it's so sparkling (well... at least irl that is :))!

Thanks so much for coming over again and hope to see you later again today as there will be a new skecth challenge at Christmas Cards {with Sketches} and this time I created the sketch :)

- CASE Study Challenge: #139
- The Play Date Cafe: Black, White, Magenta



I have an idea in my head when I should be sleeping... (almost 2 am here *whoopsie*!!)
So after seeing some challenges I wanted to participate in last week, I had no idea, so thought I should skip them.... but then.... this evening...

I just knew I had to get out my lovely snowflakes stamps again (more of that later today ;)).... and here's my first card...

And a detailshot so you can see the dimension of the card as well ;)

Thanks so much for coming over... I'm already planning a new post for just in a couple of minutes ;)

- CASE Study Challenge: # 139

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sunshine is here... time for a winter card :)

Hi there!

Finally the sun is shining... it's still windy, but on my balcony it already is nice to sit with a tshirt instead of wearing a winter jacket ;)

Needed some cards for someone who's already ordered Christmas/Wintercards, and this is one of them...

And a detail...

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

- ABC Challenge: M for Make it sparkle
- Fusion Challenge: Sketch

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Christmas Cards {with sketches} #70

Hi there and welcome back to another CCWS!

This week Nicolet made the sketch and it's way too cute!
I kept my card really CAS, wanted a clean and white base with only some papers on it.
I colored my stamped image with the Spectrum Noir markers. Got the colors I used on another piece of paper. Will let you know which colors I used.

A detailphoto of my card...

Thanks so much for coming over!
Please join us at the CCWS-blog with this challenge. As every week, you can win a Top 3 spot and there's a sponsored prize as well.... this week from Krea Teja.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Christmas Challenges {with sketches} #68

Hi there and welcome back!

Today it's time for the Snow Angels to show the cards they made for CCWS.
Can you tell I'm in love with my kraft cardstock for my Christmascards recently?? Specially in combination with these gorgeous patterned papers.

It was hard for me to make this card, as it always needs a bit more thinking with all those little squares.
I made my card 5 1/4"x 5 1/4" and my squares 1 1/4", so they would perfectly fit onto my card with a little space left for the sides.

This week is a special one, as we not only have to use the sketch, but also have to use some felt on the project.
I hardly have felt, so I was glad when I found out I had some "cranberry"-colored felt I bought in London last November at a craft store. Perfect for Christmascards.
Diecut the word "merry", the tag and the angel with wings. Also stamped the angel and tag with one of my fave PTI Christmasstampsets :)

Well... enough said... here's my card :)

Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you around later on.
Now it's time for you to go to the CCWS-blog and participate in this challenge, as you can win some goodies *and who doesn't like goodies??* :)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

2 CAS Cards... Best Wishes and Thank you

Hi there!

It's been a while...
Went to the Art Specially Event last Saturday and it was a blast! Met some lovely friends and had the time of my life, feeling like a kid in a candystore :)
Unfortunately I had a terrible pain in the head all day, so didn't do any of the marvelous workshops, only looked and went home quite early. Last couple of years I go by train and take my bike with me so I can cycle from train to the event... always lovely to ride through an almost quiet forest early morning.
Unfortnately the trainride home was terrible.... had an hour extra traveltime...ah well... I've seen Amsterdam during that trip ;)

I'm already experimenting with my newly bought goodies and some projects will be soon on this blog *stay tuned*
My wallet enjoyed itself a lot, as Magnolia wasn't there, I didn't "need" *that* much and haven't spend that much like I normally do *whoopsie!*

Now I'd like to show you some cards I made recently, but haven't posted yet.
The challenges I'm playing in with each card, are under the card itself.

The first one is a card I cased from... myself :)
Oh yeah... I so loved the card I made earlier, I changed some things and here's the "improved" version of it...

- Crazy for CAS: Embellishments
- Card Mania: Diecuts/punches
- DigiSketchChallenge: Theme: Butterflies
- Lexi's Creations: Diecuts/Punches
- Hobbycutz: CAS
- Card Makin'Mamas: No patterned papers

And here's my second card.... with....

Oh yeah... some Bermuda Bay ink!! One of my fave blue colors and it's back in SU's next catalog *WHOOOWHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP*
I was so very unhappy when those incolors disappeared, including melon mambo and razzberry fizz, but the last 2 are already back and now Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry will be as well... Finally, as I almost ran out of those last cardstockcolors and am so glad I didn't sell those inkpads *lol*

Anyways... back to the project... just a very, very CAS "Thank you"-card, as I needed some of these for people.

- CAS on Sunday: Thank you
- My Time to Craft: CAS One-layer

Thank you so much for coming over and taking the time to visit :)

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Card for men feat. Penny Black

Hi all and welcome back!

Today I'd like to show you a card I made a couple of days ago.
When my computer didn't work, I colored loads of images, and this is one of them. Wanted to use my Penny Blacks a bit more. Love those little animals a lot :)

I made this card for a men's birthday, really CAS... really in need of birthdaycards at this moment.
Colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers. TN1, TN2, CR9, OR1, IB2.

Added some glitter to the champagne as well :)

Anyways...this is it for today. Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you around later on :)

- Penny Black and More: Card for men

Monday, 1 April 2013

Mojo Monday #287 -- Good photo :)

Hi all and welcome back!

Wow... this week's sketch at Mojo Monday has absolutely brought back my Mojo to create something within a reasonable time ;)

Already had these patterned papers on my desk and with a little help of the sketch, it turned into this card...

I'm not a "Blue-kinda"- person, but I totally love these colors combined with each other.
Love this one! :)

Anyways...thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you around later on :)

- Mojo Monday: Sketch #287
- ABC Challenges: K for Kraft

Happy Birthday! CAS-Style

Hi all and welcome back!

Hope you're all enjoying your Eastertime with your friends, family, beloved ones.
Today I like to show you a Birthdaycard as my stash has really decreased the last few weeks and am in need for some the next couple of weeks.
Kept it quite simple, just some diecutting, stamping and embossing...

And a close-up so you can see the dimensional I used on my card...

I just looooooooooove this colorcombo of Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink.
I was inspired by the photo on the Paper Smooches blog, so thought I should use my photoframe die and the colors used.

Anyways... time to go to bed...
Last night we went from Winter to Summertime... now only if we got some nice warm weather... it's still around 2-3 degrees C, too cold for this time of year.

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

- Paper Smooches: Picture Perfect (inpired by photo)

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Kleurenkaartenketting: CAS in blauw en zeegroen

***This is my second post for today, please scroll down for the CCWS-challenge post***
*** Dit is mijn tweede post vandaag, scroll even naar beneden voor mijn CCWS-challengepost***

Hi there and welcome back *lol*
Hi en welkom terug *lol*

Finally I'm participating again with the "Kleurenkaartenteam", an initiative by Martina.
You can find a list of this month's participants on her blog.
Eindelijk doe ik weer eens mee met het "Kleurenkaartenteam", een initiatief van Martina
Je kunt de lijst met alle deelnemers van deze maand op haar blog terugvinden..

This month the colors are "dark blue and seagreen".
I choose some Stampin'Up colors: Midnight Blue and Baja Breeze.
Didn't use any stamps, but used a PTI-die saying "hello" and made a pretty CAS-card.
Deze maand zijn de kleuren "donkerblauw en zeegroen" aan de beurt. Even een lastige keuze, maar ben er uiteindelijk uitgekomen door gebruik te maken van de Stampin' Up-kleuren Midnight Blue en Baja Breeze (zooooo jammer dat deze kleur uit het assortiment is!)
Ik heb geen inkt gebruikt, maar een PTI-die "hello" en heb daarmee een CAS-kaartje gemaakt.

And here's my card...
En hier mijn kaartje...

Thanks so much for coming over and hope to see you around later on :)
Bedankt voor het langskomen en graag tot een volgende keer! :)

- CAS-Ual Fridays: No stamps

Christmas Cards {with Sketches} #66

Hi there and welcome to another CCWS!

This week we're sponsored by Carmen :)
This week's sketch is made by Janneke and I kept it quite CAS :) Not to many embellishments, just some ink, papers and twine.

Hope you like it as much as I do :)

Offcourse I colored my image with the Spectrum Noir markers... I soooo love them!

You can find the sketch on the CCWS-blog and that's where you can also upload your card when participating with this challenge :)

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

Sunday, 17 March 2013

CAS card: Extraterrestrial

Hi there!

Today I like to show you a card I made for my stash... my stash really needed some cards.
This card was soooooooo easy to make... just stamp and color :)

This is the first time I finally used 2 stampsets with "Outer space" kinda images... perfect for boys!

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

- Casology: Extraterrestrial

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Christmas Cards {with sketches} #64

Hi there!

Today it's time for another CCWS and we're at #64 already! Can you believe it??!!
This week you can win a fantastic prize by Scrap it and Wrap it.

Made the card with the CCWS sketch you can find at the blog.
Colored an exclusive Magnolia image with my Spectrum Noir markers. Ohhh... I love them!

And have you seen the Spectrum Noir challenge as well... it's to add a bit of glitter to your project and who doesn't love adding some sparkles to your creations?

So here's my card....

And a detailphoto of the image...

Thanks so much for coming over and hope you can join us this week with the great sketch you can find at the CCWS-blog.

See you around later on! :)