Friday, September 19, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Tell your story

I belong to a group called:


(formerly knon as All Things Tim)
and this is the sketch for September.

This is the card I made with the inkpot and quil
movers and shapers. The background of the card
is one of the Tim Holtz papers from a 8x8 inch block.
I took some musicalpaper and embossed it with
the script embossing folder. After embossing I added
vintage photo distress ink to the embossed script.

The sentiment is from the set  Simple Sayings.

I had to cut the feathers into smaller ones
to make themfil to the card.

Thanks for looking.
Creative greetings,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jewish New Year cards

I was inspired by a challenge I noticed
to create your own background.

I am to late to enter my cards, but
I do share my vards with you, for
they might inspire you for your
Jewish New Year cards.
This year i did not want to hav the apple
with honey card and so i searched through
my stamps for another idea.

One of the wishes we tell each other is:
May you be inscribed for another good year,
so how about using  quil and inkpot.
I found i had this great stamp from the Chemist
stampset by Tim Holtz as well as some movers
and shapers. I went to work!

I started with making these backgrounds
by using a stencil for this one and the script
embossing folder and some spray inks.

This one is done with the scriptembossing folder and
first adding some distress inks and later on
sprying it with a pearly spray ink.
Hope you ca see the shiny pearly ink, when
you click on the photo to see a larger version.

Now these are the finished cards:
Here i stamped the quiland inkpot
on the yellow paper and colored it with 
distress markers. The picket fence works great on
the yellow paper.

Here I used the movers and shapers.
For the feathers I used some glossy paper
that i stamped with some alcohol ink and 
abackground stamp, before cutting it.

Now you may wonder about the hebrew text
 you see on both cards:

 I printed this text on the inside of the cards.
The new year will start on the eve of September 24
and will be the year 5775. Yes we do have a different way
of counting and different months too. The Jewish Year 
is based on lunar cycles. If you are interrested,
you can read more about it HERE.
Have a creative day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tim Holtz September tag: Autumn

I haven't played for two months,
but I am back and hope to add the two I missed as well.
I absolutely love this month's tag
and here is my version of
You find all about the techniques on Tim's
blog and even though my tag looks different, I have
 used all the techniques he has shown in his tutorials.

This is the base of the tag. The girls is a
stamp by a Dutch firm called Stampinback,
everything else I used is from Tim Holtz's line.

As I do not have the butterfly die,
I decided to use my leaves from the movers & shapers
for this tag. After coloring my glossy paper with alcohol
inks in Autumn colors

I stamped on top with one of the script stamps from Tim
and used black archival ink. Now the strip of paper is
ready to use in the big shot.

Her are the finished leaves.

And the leaves were folded in halv and glued
to the tag on top of the face.

From the left over bits and pieces I cut these 
letters and added them to the tag.

Thank you for stopping by
and creative greetings,

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Card: Happy Birthday giraffe

Today I want to share with you how I made this
fun birthday card with
Michael Strong's clossoné giraffe stamp
and the free birthday subway art
from Create with TLC that you find HERE.
For the front of the card you need
your collection of washi tape to cover
the first panel of your card.
The pannel will look lik this on the back
 when you are finished.
Adhere the panel to a contrasting background pape
(not too heave paper) and to your card.
Take  circle punch (or any other punch
of your choice) and punch through all tree layers.
(that is why you do not use the too heavy papers).

Now you stamp the giraffe. I did not stamp on the inside
of the card for I was afraid that maybe the stamp and the hole
would not match up, so this is to be safe.
Cut out the image.

Color  the imaege with materials of your choice.

Now you can glue it to the inside of the card and make
sure the head pops out of the window.

I added an extra happy birthday on the inside
of the card. Hope you like the idea
and will give it a try.

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Altered Playing Card #1 & #2

I am playing along with the 
Altered Palying card Project
It has just started nd here
are my first 2 finished cards.

Card #1
with a dictionary stamped background.
The birds and the iron gate are dies
from the tim Holtz collection.
The sentiment is a stamp from my stash.

For all the details on the
techniques on the card you find
detailed instructions on
Claudine's Blog HERE.

Card #2
This card has a stamped background and 
an image that is colored with distress markers.
The image is from VeraLaneStudio on
Etsy and she has some wonderful images I just could not
resist buying to use on the card. They are easy to color 
and cut for using on my altered playing card.

The background of my card is stamped with 
some of my coffee stamps (and I have a few,
for this is one of my favourite themes!).

There is alsoa Facebookgroup for this if you
are interested:

Thanks for stopping by,
creative greetings,

Happy Birthday

I needed a couple of birthday cards
and as I wanted some easy cards, I asked Paulette
from Create with TLC for a birthday  subway art
sentiment and low and behold:
it was in my mailbox the next day.

I think that is awesome,so I wanted to share the link to her shop
with you, but she told me, that I could share the digital
stamp for free with you! Thank you very much,Paulette!

Just click on the digital image and save
it to your computer with the right mouse click.

And now for my card:
I have lots of backgrounds lying around that I made
with technique junkies technique and need to be used.
The background for this card is called Patchwork
Distress from the June/July 2014 newsletter.
And the stamps are from Club Scrap's  2010 Jubilee kit.

This is the inside of the card and as you see I have used up
every scrap that was there! The sentiment is from the 
same Club Scrap kit.

Just wrapped some ribbon around the background
and added 2 little rhinestones next to the word
celebrate to finish the card.

Here another sample with a 
Technique Junkie's background.
This is Pearly Gelatos Wash from April/May 2014.
A great way to use these background is to
use an embossing folder and add some ink
matching the color of the image.

I added an extra layer to this card with a piece of
designers paper. I have a lot of these blocks and
just have to make use of  it and this is a fun way.

A little star charm on the ribbon finishes the card.

Want to see another card? 
Well for this one you have to hop over to the 

Thanks for looking
and creative greetings,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Scrap Page: 5km run

Here is my Sunday Scrap page with pictures
of our 5km run from yesterday. It was special,
because it was the first time for Zora to participate.
She only started running 3 months ago.
I am very proud of her! xx

This page is made with
Club Scrap Spring Chorus papers
and Michael Strong's letters and flower stamps.

I stamped the letters on yellow paper and 
embossed them with blue embossing powder.
I put a little post it note on top of the letters
and used a blending tool and green ink
to color half of the letters,before adding them
to the page with foam tape.

On this picture you see I not only added a
ribbon,but also a flower. This is the mini cloisonné
flower by Michael Strong and stamped in  dark
geen ink and cut out. Fastned to the background
with a button and some wax thread.

Thanks for looking!
Have a creative day!