Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday Scrap page: City Walk

Today something totally different,
no babies!
Raymond and I went on a walk through
our home town with an architect. We only came to live
here about 15 years ago,we did not grow up here, so
it was very interresting to learn more about it.

The sad thing was,that this day the weatherforecast
predicted a Summer storm. When we left it was dry
and nice,but during the walk it started raining and the
wind became stronger and stronger. 
We ended the walk in the mill and we went all the way
up hearing the wind howling around the roof.
Later we learned this storm was the worst since 1901!
We learned a lot about our town,but we hope to do
it again when the weather is better!!

The papers are from Club Scrap's Big City kit
( from 2012) and I used 1 & 2 of the ALSB pages of this kit.

The cut aparts are also from this kit.
The tile decorations are stamps by
 Michael Strong called cloisonné accent stamps.
These are embossed with silver embossing
powder and a sticky silver gemstoon as an accent.

 Thank you for looking and hope to see you back soon.
Your comments are always much appreciated.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday card: Cupcake inspiration

Today I was again inspired by the callenge on the
The color scheme is just wonderful.
It did not take long to have some ideas.
I needed some sentiment cards and this was just perfect.
This sentiment is a cling stamp by Stampendous.
I embossed it with dark blue glittery embossing 
powder. I added some blue ink around the pannel
and glued it to a piece of matt gold paper.
Gold is never great for pictures, sorry.
Then I collected several ribbons and cut 
these in small bits. On the back of the pannel
I added double sided tape and glued the ribbons.
With foam tape I glued this to the card.
For the next two cards I used the same matt gold
paper in combination with blue/gold design paper.
The sentiment is printed with the computer.
The flowers are a cling stamp by Michael Strong.
The flowers are embossed with white embossing powder and 
cut with scissors. Half way behind the sentiment
you see a golden ribbon.
Here the flower is embossed on gold paper
with the same embossing powder from the first card.
In the heart of the flower there is a tiny ring of gold
with a white brad. Around the dentiment there
is fine gold embroidery thread.

I also entered these cards for the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes
Crafting by Design: Anything goes

Thank you very much for looking!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly Club Scrap Blog hop.

I hope you have come over from
and seen her awesome project.

This Cantina kit is such a wonderful kti
full of happy colors.
So what's more of a happy occasion
then the birth of a baby?
Well, the birth of two babies!
Here you see a little of my families history.I used page
14 of the ALSB (just adapted it a little to my taste).
My mother also got twins: my brother and my sister. Here
you see me siting with my brother and my sister and below
 with my daughters twin sons.How precious are these
two pictures together.
So I was thinking,these happy colors are perfect for baby cards,
esp. when you you are not sure what gender the baby will be and you just want 
to have a few ready. I took 4 different papers of 12 x 12 inch and
made 8 cards and 2 gift cards. Here is the template i used to make
all these cards:
You can do this with any color of paper you like. I made
baby cards,but of course you can use this also for
other cards. I used stamps,ribbons and other  embellishments
that came with this kit. Only the onsie is a die from
Stampin'Up! (Babies first). If you don't have it and
want to make these cards, here is a template:
Save it to your computer with a right mouse click
and use it for your own baby cards.
I tried to make some easy cards that can be made in a short time.
You see because i used the die,it gives right away
the option of using the background of the card too.
This way not many layers are needed.
I used the flower stamp to decorate the onesie
and the stickers that came with the kit.
On these cards you see Hello Baby as a sentiment.
Those stamps are frome a old kit from Club Scrap
(not available any more) but you can use your own stamps
there. Or write the name of the baby.
On the middle card you see stamped banners
embossed in lime green as a background.

Here embossing folders are used for the background.
One with baby feet (on the strips) and on the 
other buttons - babies are cute as a button- right?!
So on the onsie i added the button brads that came with this kit.

And I even had some small papers left over. I made these 
into little tag cards that one can add to a baby gift.

Wanna see more?
Please hop over to:
for more hot artwork.

If you happen to loose your way,
you can always go back to the
and see all the participants of the hop.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Scrap page: Oh Boy.

Happy Sunday to you all!

Today I share with you a lay out I made about the boys
with Club Scrap "The Blues" papers. The green
is from my Club Scrap left over box.
I really love that sentiment that came with the kit
for it fits very well here.

The "Oh Boy" sentiment is a wooden stamp by
Limited Editions, that I stamped in blue and embossed 
with clear embossing powder.

The flowers and leaves are all stamps by
Michael Strong. They are stamped with
versamark ink and embossed with blue
and green embossing powder,
then cut out and with a brad fasten
to the background for the flower and
the leaves with foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a creative day!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Coffee and Cupcake

I found this new blog called 
and this week the challenge is
coffee and cupcake.

Well,you know me and coffee challenges:
I just have to enter with this card.

The background is made with a coffeebean
embossing folder and the coffee cup is
by Michael Strong. It is stamped on black
paper and embossed with white embossing powder.

The cupcakes are made with a Stampin'Up! punch.
The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thank you for looking 
and have a creative day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Club Scrap Artist Team:Minion inspiration

Are you addicted to the Minions?
Well, the Club Scrap Artist team is.

This month we were asked to make something
inspired by these pictures:

I love those litte figures and just had to go and see
the new movie. Did you see it? I LOVED it.
When you come out of the theatre you feel happy.

You did NOT see it?
Well here is the trailer:

Now what to make.....?
That was more of a problem. Ok, my inspiration came
from the colors and the warm island feeling.
In such a climate you need ice cream or a popsicle.
So I came up with this popsicle booklet.

I used this image as a template:
I took a strip of 6x12 inch CS Orient Express paper
and devided into 3 parts of 4 inch.

I traced the popsicle template at the beginning and the end
for cutting and left the middle straight to fold harmonica wize
every 1/2 inch.

The shaped paged are papers
from Orient Express, Wild Flower (brown) and
Bold Blooms (pink).

The pages are decorated with different Club Scrap stencils.
The chocolate topping is glazed with
glossy accent.
And for the wooden sticks I took 
a piece of grey board and painted it with 
tea die acrylic paint. Then I took a Tim Holtz
woodgrain stencil and vintage photo ink to
make it look likea wooden stick.
I used all kinds of sentiments from different
Club Scrap kits on the left page of the bookltet.
This one is from
Sprinkles um stamps 2012.
I went through all my photo's to 
find pictures for this book.
I also used a few stickers frommy stash.
This sentiment is from Club Scraps Desitations kit.

This sentiment is from 50's Kitchen kit.

Here you see the front and the back of the booklet.
I just ha to add at least one Minion.

Want to see what the others have come up with?
You find them here:

Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!