Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Digital Easter cards

Today I share some Easter cards with you
that i made with digitalimages from

All images can be found in the webshopand the link to 
the Easter images is here:
For this card i printed the image with the rabbits
and the background i made with a stencil
and distress ink and a blending tool.
And this is the inside of the card:
This egg with sentiment is a free image
you can find on the Create with TLC blog HERE.
The vintage image is so adorable
and makes a great card with some scrapbook paper
in the background and a few sticky pearls.

This card i made for a friend with a picture
of her animals in combination with the eggs.
And here is the last card.
The grass is cut by hand.
The eggs are colored with water color crayons.
Hope you are inspired.

Have creative day!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Passover greetings

Today I have been playing with a new digital set by 
It is a set for Passover and if you need some quick
cards, it is great and sells for only $ 1.95 HERE.
I just love the subway art with all kind of
words that can be linked to Passover.
With some strips of matzo paper and some pealy accents
a card is quickly made on a large stamped background.

The wine cup on this card is by and can be found HERE.

The cup is first embossed with silver embossing powder
and colored with acrylic distress paint
with the direct to paper technique.
In the middle of the cup I added a sticky gemstone.

Thanks for looking and 
I hope you

Have a creative day!

Sunday Scrap page: Colorful

Here is my page for this week.
With spring all around,a colorful page
is no problem!

I used all different Club Scrap kits
to build this page
and  Michael Strong's tulip stamp sand 
matching dies.
For the border I stamped the tulips with versamark
and used clear embossing powder. When finished heating
I colored the border with different distress inks.
With some waterdrops reacting with the ink I finished this border.
Then I matted the border on dark green and wrapped
a colorful ribbon around it before sticking the border
to the scrappage.

Next to the text I glued some tulips that are cut
out with the dies that match the tulip stamps.

Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday card: Springtime

Today I have been playing with my
Hannah's Busy Bee stamp and stenil by Michael Strong.
You can find the stamp HERE.

I have a tutorial for you
how I made this card.
What do you need:
- stamp and stencil
- smooth paper (NL: stampingback papier)
-a few colors of distress ink and blending tool or sponges
- blach archival ink
- heat tool
- baby wipe and paper towel
- fantastix or cotton swab
- water
- (distress) markers
1. Start with using black archival ink and stamp
on paper ( I used 4,5"x 4,5" piece of paper)
2.Heat set the stampwith your heat tool.
3.Color the background with vintage photo.
4. Also color the part of the bee with vintage photo.
5. With the other colors of your choice the rest
of the stamp is colored.
6. Cover the paper with the honeycomb stencil
and take a baby wipe.
7. Use the baby wipe around the stamp to take away
the vintage photo ink.
8. When you take away the stencil, the card
looks like this.
9. Now you need a little water and a fantastix (or cotton swab)
You dip the fantatix into water and put water drops on the flowers 
and the wings and body of the bee.
10. When you dab with a paper towel on the
wet spot, you take away the ink and are left
with a white spot.
11. You can use distress markers for coloring.
12. I left the flowers white (exc two hearts are colored orange),
 colored the stems green and colored the bee's body with yellow.
13. As an extra I added a little glitter glue on the 
wings of the bee.

And here is the finished card:

Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pearly Gelatos for Passover cards

I posted about one of the new techniques in the
latest newsletter called: "Pearly Gelatos"
You find all the info about the newsletter HERE.

I made 5 backgrounds and
I only showed one card.
So here are the other 4 cards:
The background stamps of all of the cards
For this card I also embossed the background.
The sentiment is SU! and the scenery
is from my unknown stash.
I want to share with you something 
special: in the Netherlands we have a matza bakery
that makes round  matzot,but anywere else in the
world the matzot are square. Why you may ask.
I have absolutely no idea!

The subway art on this card is by

The keep calm sentiments
Imade up on a great site on the internet:

Thanks for looking!
Have a creative day!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Scrap page: Guilty Pleasures

Here is my weekly scrappage.
This week it is about Guilty Pleasures.
If you read my journaling you understand!
click on the picture and you see an enlarged
version that yu can read easy.

On the stampshow there were a lot of free workshops
and The border is made in one of the techniques
I learned with gluing paper to the background,
masking tape on top and tearing it of again
to give the background some depth.
Coloring it with neon yellow,orange and red
and using Michael Strong  accent stamps.

The  papers are from the Club Scrap Hope kit.
The sentiment you see on this border was a 
stamp we got at the entrance of the stamp show.

So great to see you again, Renate!!

Thanks for looking.

Have a creative day!