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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sketch Saturday week 363: past sketches


Sketch Saturday week 363: past sketches.

I've used sketch #263 and I've diecut a dozen hexagons and coloured them in with my Alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir and Copic). It was inspired by a card Laura Bassen made, but with individual dies and less shading.

Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp set happy 3x4"
Some hegagons are raised, for added interest in this otherwise modest (or is plain, simple a better word?) card.


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Less is more lucky dip challenge #226: two or four legs

Less is more lucky dip challenge #226: two or four legs.

The girl and furry friends is a stamps from Lili of the Valley: Milly cuddle time.
Stamped with Memento black ink and coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers,
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamo's set Furry kisses.
Neenah classic crest card.


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Friday, May 29, 2015

The Friday Mashup Challenge #211: watercolor fun!

The Friday Mashup Challenge #211: watercolor fun!

I've used 300gram Hot pressed smooth watercolor paper from Schut and Distress inks for my panel.
The Sentiment is from Simon Says stamp, birthday balloons and I've stamped that with Staz-on.
Few home made enamel dots and rhinestones.
Mounted the watercolor with foamtape once dry and flattened.
Had some tape leaks, but left them as that's what happens and adds to the hand made feeling ;-)

For more information on the Friday Mashup! Challenge, see this

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #126

 CAS Colours and Sketches #126: Sketch.

I've made a rose/flower and leaves with die cuts and then foiled them with Wow! foils.
The sentiment is from Simon Says stamp, Birthday Balloons and is already curved like this.

glued the rose and leaves to the cardbase en I say it's done!
Sounds easier and quicker then it was ;-)

For more information on the CAS Colours and Sketches, see this


CAS(E) This Sketch! Challenge #125

CAS(E) This Sketch! Challenge #125.

Simon Says Stamps stampset "stinkin'cute" for image and sentiment.
Inked with Memento ink and coloured with Spectrum Noir markers

Generic Washi tape.

I'm sorry the picture is a little pale...tried to make it darker but then the colouring went all weird...


For more information on the CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge, see this






Thursday, May 28, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesdays Challenge May 2015: rainbow


Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesdays Challenge May 2015: rainbow.

Ofcourse I had to use my new stuff ;-), so...
I've used the Simon Says Stamp die Dotted line, with the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp birthday balloons.

RAised the panel with the dotted opening and sentiment on foam tape and placed a rainbow colored strip behind it. I've used my Spectrum Noir markers for that.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesdays, see this






Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #188

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #188.

I've used the Baby Party Animals from Simon Says stamp for all the stamping ;-).
Colored the images with my Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers, background too.
Few sequins in same hues.
Raised the window panel with foam tape so I could arrange the kitty and present behind it.

For more information on the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, see this



Simon Says Stamp haul

a while back I won the Monday challenge and was rewarded with a voucher for the Simon Says Stamp shop.

I forgot to add that new awesome smile die in a circle, boohoo, but I'm so happy with the items I got...so if you'll excuse me..I'll be crafting till the wee hours ;-) hehehe
thank you Simon Says Stamp ! you rock!





Special foiling paper A4 (8x11 inches) €1.00per sheet


it's new on my "for sale" page.
Make stunning foiled die cuts with foil .
Super smooth result, no bumps from bonding/embossing powder and or double sided tape.

First die cut your shape from the black sheet, add foil and feed it trough your laminater/foiling machine.

The paper or cardstock is a sturdy 2000grams (i think 100lbs) sturdy enough but not too bulky or heavy. just € 1 euro per sheet excl p&p.
Part of the sales go towards a foundation that helps people with special needs learn a skill.










Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes and Avery Elle

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes and Avery Elle.
I have one Avery Elle stampset and it's Let it snow.
Some Avery Elle storage pockets and Pigment ink, so.....

Used the little birdie from the stampset as a light bulb or bunting.
Drew some strings and stamped the bird on them.
The sentiment is from Sizzix and I stamped that with pigment inks, some overlapping and the green p.e. is made out of two colours to make it the bright citrus green like colour.
Coloured the bird "lamps" with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers in the shades of the sentiment.
mounted the panel with foamtape.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this

Monday, May 25, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: thank you

Simon Says Stamp  Monday Challenge: thank you.

this wasn't my first card, not even going to show you what my sleepy brain came up with at 6 am ;-) no..don't ask...no..lol it was a good idea using the Simon Says stamp thanks on a line, just the execution was a fail, for me anyway, my boyfriend likes it.

Anyway went back to think. I thought to use this bold  (Dutch for) thank you die. Firstly just a plain cut out with glitter paper behind, but then I wanted to make my own patterned paper, so I used Crate paper die "confetti" to inlay the flowers and leaves.
then die cut the "bedankt" out and raised it with black foam.
Mounted the flower panel onto cardstock also with black foam.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this


Sunday, May 24, 2015

AAA cards Challenge #40: for the guys

AAA cards Challenge #40: for the guys.
Because Father's day is coming up , I came up with this card.
Made a panel with different daddy names and foiled it with Deco foil.
raised the panel with some foam tae to give interest, but still keeping it cas.

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Inkspirational Challenge #83: purple

Inkspirational Challenge #83: surprise colour challenge purple.
For Pia who's getting married and her favourite colour is purple.
Mine is too and there's a lot of sorts of purple, so I hope I got it right.
I made a purple front on my cardstock by inking 4 different Distress inks on top of each other ( picked raspberry, mermaid lagoon, chipped sapphire and seedles preserves). Maybe it would have been easier to use a coloured cardstock, but I didn't have a dark one like this and I wanted the inside to be white for writing without adding more layers.
Made the shaker with heart shaped confetti, some wine glasses and wedding bells.
the sentiment is from Simon says stamp and I wanted it to look like one of those heart tattoos with Mom in the banner lol...
Congratulations to Pia, have lots of fun in this new chapter of your life, enjoy it !
For more information on the Inkspirational challenge, see this

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Addicted to CAS Challenge #64: code word animal

Addicted to CAS Challenge #64: code word animal.
My favourite animals are felines, all sorts of cats, big and small...two of which rule my house ;-)...
So ofcourse I used a cat stamp, from Lili of the Valley.
Coloured with Peerles watercolours and the sentiment is from Sizzix.

raised the cat panel off the cardstock, because I messed up the stamping..twice!
But I think I saved it and it's still CAS I hope.

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Less is More Challenge #225: use some metal

Less is More Challenge #225: use some metal.
For my metal I used something from the hardware store...sticky back aluminium ( i think) tape, commonly used with laying floors ( i think)..I don't know I just got it because it was pretty and shiny ;-)....

I've embossed the tape to get the flowers in there, taped it to the cardfront ( you must be careful doing this or it wrinkles) added some washi tape and a diecut hello from the same stuff.


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Friday, May 22, 2015

The Friday Mashup Challenge #210

This week the Friday Mashup Challenge is butterflies and lace.
I have the one butterfly die and I used it to make a mask.
I stamped th butterflies with pigment ink to fill the cut out. I then traced the outline with black and added some grey shading with alcohol markers to give depth and anchor the butterfly.
I was trying to  make all the small butterflies look like lace,  I think that might have worked if I had used one colour...not sure maybe i'll try it on black with embossing powder one day ;-)

For more information on The Friday Mashup! Challenge, see this





CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #125: Colours

 CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #125: Colours.
I don't have Stampin'up products, so I used my Distress inks as watercolours and I think they're a very close match.
I traced the stencil in the corner of some watercolour paper with a Sharpie and filled the shapes in.
I used some Iridescerent medium from Windsor & Newton to dilute the Distress inks so it has a nice shimmer.
Don't  think it shows up well on the photo though.
Simple but fun font greeting from Sizzix.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Inkspirational challenge #82: recipe

Inkspirational challenge #82: recipe use at least 3 of these: flowers, embossing, pearls, distressing.
I've used embossing paste, perfect pearls powder, pearls as embellishments, and Distress inks for the background and banner.
On my first attempt at this card I've used embossing powder to cover the flowers, but..yuck...

On the final card I've used embossing paste through a stencil and dusted the wet embssing paste with perfect pearls. I hope you can see the shine.

Had to wait thill this stencil I ordered came in, Ive only partially covered it with embossing paste to get the drifting feeling...








I don't have many colored embossing powders so had to make due, but I can't say I love it, I like it, but I don't love it, so discarded this one.


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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: stencil it with the Crafter's workshop

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: stencil it with the Crafter's workshop.
I've use the Art is stencil. When I ordered it I didn't realize it was the 12"x12" one, so until today it hadn't been used, it isn't really fit for cards...But I think I made it work ;-)
I first used it as a stamp on watercolor paper by inking Distres inks (mermaid lagoon and Cracked pistachio) and spraying it with water. then lifting a print with the watercolor paper.
Let that dry.
I've then used parts of the poem of the stencil to ink the "art is just color and shape" with mermaid lagoon.
Few rhinestones to highlight the sentiment.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this



Monday, May 18, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #106: try a new technique...or three....

Lawnscaping Challenge #106: try a new technique...sounds simple enough...it wasn't lol.
I saw Laurel's wonderful video about coloring glitter with markers... Oh am doing that!
I took a shortcut and used glitter paper onto which I stamped my gleeful garden.
that worked!
Started coloring, and that also worked except the colors run, I think in between the glitter particles or something, you can see that well with the dots on glitterpaper  I meant to use as a backdrop ...discarted this idea.
Also the detail in p.e. the snail got lost and redrawing them wasn't a big success.
I think you need to use basic shapes...



This is my Lawn Fawn collection, Not at all big or comprehensive, so coming up with something new every challenge, is a challenge in itself, but that makes me more creative I guess....or I hope lol. 


I recently got some Wow embossing powder with glitter, maybe I can recreate the glitter images this way? the blue looked cool, the pink one not so much, I colored the monsters in with the versamarker.  Oh and I don;t know how this happened, but my heat gun blew all the embossing powder all over my desk and lap in a moment of, well I can honestly say, insanity...not thinking things trough...not lol...



So back to Youtube for more ideas, and who has more techniques than the awesome Jennifer McGuire and her pop up stamping inspired me to make the purple card.
Not the same but I took some of the elements for my card. Didn´t want to do the dimension as my background wasn´t very pronounced. I used Wow silver pearl embossing powder for that instead of tone on tone inks.
One tip a whole big background stamp works best as it´s very hard to line this up 3 times the same...just a note if you want to try this.
Lawn Fawn´s scripty love and the background is  from sharp backdrops. I thought the arrows would go well with the hearts , like Cupid's arrows or something...
The hearts are from Memory box but they looks somewhat like a die Lawn Fawn has, I don´t have it.

For more information on this challenge, see this