Saturday, October 12, 2019

Birthday cards

For some birthday cards, I played with one of my favorite
Club Scrap Stamps: The tulip rubber stamp.
It is an oldie and not available anymore, but there are
tons of other wonderful stamps.
This is the stamp and for the first card I used two color:
red for the flowers and green for the leaves and the stem.
I used this sketch:

Happy is a die by SU! and birthday part of a Club Scrap stamp.

While I had this stamp out, I decided to make some more cards.

For the 2nd cards I stamped and embossed the tulips
with white  embossing powder on a white panel.
Next I added two colors of color burst
powder and sprayed it with water, so the color
spread all over the panel, but staued away from 
the embossed tulips.

Some baker's twine and a wish stamped on a seperate
piece of paper. I cut up the wish and used foam tape
to add the wish to the card.

For the 3rd card I started also with embossing the tulips
 with white embossing powder. Here  Icolored the background with distress
oxide colors and a blending tool. A much softer look.

Which one do you like best?

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!




Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sketch challenge #342 and Coffee


rubber stamp I enter my cards in 
the sketch challenge from the


In this first card I followed the sketch exactly.
I love the new cup, which has two handles.
This way you can choose if you want it on the right
side or on the left.

The sentiment is by Graciellie Design
and the paisly background is also by Michael Strong.
I found it while clearing a pile of papers on my desk.
The dotted paper is a piece of scrap design paper.

Cup and paisley background are embossed
and the cups are colored with a white pencil and
decorated with a sticky pearl.

It is so much fun to try and use up the papers that are on 
one's desk, so here another card. I found the gold
rosette ready cut (sizzix) as wel as the coffee ring
(yse, I had a gret pile and more will follow).
The sentiment are Tim Holtz stickers.

More coffee cards soon for there
will be another:
2019 FALL/ WINTER Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Friday, November 1 - Friday, November 8

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Simon Says: Think Pink

This week I received a new stamp by
Michael Strong and just could not wait 
to make some cards with it. The stamp is
available in Michael's Shop soon.

I colored the image with my watercolor crayons
and cut out the Nutcracker. The background is a
piece of scrap paper and a DL.ART home dyed ribbon.
A paper flower with the heart of the snowflake stamp
and some punched out gold leaves decorate the card.
My card is for the Think Pink challenge on the

This is the inside of the card with a sentiment by
Stampin'Up!.
I used the left over part of the snowflake
for decoration.

This is the stamp that with be soon available.


Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Simon Says: Lets Get Ready For Christmas

Here my first Christmas card for the Season.

I combined the theme of the 


I have a great sneakpeek for you with a new
stamp by Michael Strong that is coming out soon: 
The Nutcracker and snowflake.

The green background is a piece of scrap paper-
The red part is made with distress oxide ink in
candied apple and the snowflake stamp in the
same color.Tiny pearls are added to match the 
white dots of the design paper. 
The sentiment is a stamps from my stash.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Friday, October 4, 2019

Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #31: Bears

Today it is Animal Day in The Netherlands.
So a great day to use an animal on my card
and as this month we were given this cute bear
I made these cards for today.
When I thought of what to do for a card, I had
so many ideas, that I ended up making 3 cards.

Card #1
When I looked at the bear-image, it looked like
he was dancing on his own, so I added some music
paper behind him and a Create with TLC sentiment.

I colored all the bears with my watercolor pastels.
I added some musical paper behind the bear and
a cute lace ribbon.
The sentiment is by Create with TLC.
If you click on the above image, you can see the bear dance!
I added an wobble behind the bear.

Card #2
It also looks like the bear can hold something.
How about a coffee cup?!
For this card I used:
Digital coffee paper I bought on Etsy
ribbon by DL.ART,
rubber stamp by Hero Arts
and the coffee rings are dies by Sizzix.
I just love that big cup in his hands.
I cut the hand to move the cup in
and added foam tape to make
it look like he drinks from the cup.

Card #3
As lots of babies are born in our family,
I came up with this cute baby card.
Bears are always cute on baby cards.

I had this cute baby image in my stash:
look at how the baby is also holding a tiny bear!
The sentyment is from an old SU! set.

Thank you for looking.
Be nice to your animals
and have a creative day!



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Happy Rosh Hashanah 2

As we celebrate Rosh Hashanah for 2 days,
I made some more cards and today I share 
my last 2 for this year.

This card is made with a direct to paper 
mermaid distress oxide in and gold deco foil.
The golden circles are thinlits by Stampin'Up!
and sentiment by Zum Gali Gali Rubber Stamps.

The iside of the circles where 
perfect to make apples inside the card.

Iadded some glossy accent on the apple
of the sentiment to make it stand out more.
For card #2 I also used a Zum Gali Gali 
Rubber Stamp as a focal point. 

First I made the direct to paper background and stamped
the stamp with the darkest of the blue ink.
The focal point is embossed with silver.

The cut off strips of paper were glued inside the card.

Shanah Tova
and may it be a creative year!



Monday, September 30, 2019

Happy Rosj Hashanah!

Wishing all my familie and friends
a very Happy, 
Healthy and 
Prosperous New Year!

Today is the start of the Jewish New Year
and by blowing the ramshorn (shofar) everyone will hear.
L'shana tova is Hebrew for "a Good Year".

The stamp is by Zum Gali Gali Rubber Stamps.

The torah scroll is an oldie by Stampin'Up!
and the background is a direct to paper technique
with fired brick distress oxide ink.

Hope you all have a wonderful start of 5780!