Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saturday Skech Card: Freshly Made Sketches 243

This card is for the sketch challenge on
of this week.

I started with stamping the bubbles with versamark and
white embossing powder. These bubbles are a rubber stamp
by Heindesign.
Then I colored the paper with broken china distress ink.
On top a few drobs of turquoise color burst.

The seahorse is by Michael Strong and embossed with 
copper embossing bowder and colored with tea dye
distress ink before cutting out.The word hello is a 
thinlit by Tim Holtz and the papers and the
word Summer are all by Club Scrap.

I also want to enter this card for the 
Summer challenge on the 

Thank you for looking.
 Have a creative day!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Art Neko Design Team

Some time ago I told you that I was asked to be in the
design team of 
and as of this month you will see ssome changes going to
happen at the Art neko website and will get to know
the design team. All ofus will post regularly on the design blog
and on our own blogs.

I want to start this month with the Art Neko mascot
stamp: the good luck cat. You find the stamp here.
You can read all about the meaning of this
Maneki-neko here.

I stamped the image with versamark and embossed
iy with gold embossing powder. Then I colored the
image with red brick and vintage photo distress ink.
I cut out the image to add it to the background.
When i had everything taped down to the card
I added a few drops of glossy accent to the pendant of the cat.

Here you see the little charm that I added to the card.
The Dutch colors and a little birdie.
Behind the cat image, upiu see some oriental characters.
When I knew I was going to be in  the Art Neko
design team I found this book with orental characters
(I have no idea if it is Chinese or Japanese) and
this is great to use for cards.

I wish the new design team good luck,
inspiration and lots of creativity.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hip hip hooray: Colin and Aiden 1 year!

How quickly a year flies by!
So many wonderful moments we shared
with the twin in their first year.
It will be such a joy to see them grow up.

and have a wonderful
1st birthday party!

xxx Opa and Oma

Of  course I made a card and
I had so much fun making these box frame
cards for the Club Scrap blog hop,
and so I used it for this card too.
You find the instructions here.
Last Tuestday I made this picture for
the card. This time I used Stampin'Up! papers.
punches and stamps. This is what I used:
owl builder punch,
balloon punch
number thinlits
Balloon Celebrations stamp set
and Number of Years stampset
I also did a bit of doodling on the card.

As the baby anouncement card had owls,
I wanted to do them for their 1st birthday too.
I love my owl punch.

As there are 2 birthday boys, it is twice as happy
to celebrate!

And this is how the card can stand up.

I enter my card to the  linky party
on the D.L.ART blog for the
theme is anything goes.

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Scrap June Boardwalk Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
were we show you our projects
made with the Club Scrap June kit.

I hope you arrived here from
and seen her inspiration for this lovely kit.

My project for today is the wonderful box frame card.
I have seen these around lately and  just love looking at them,
so why not try these myself! I started making 3 of
them in red of white and blue.

So here is the tutorial:

To make a box you need a 12 x12 inch piece of paper
and a score board (if you have one). Score all sides
at: 1 - 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 - 3 inch.
Now score at one side of the border only until the 2nd scoreline 
at 4 and 8 inch. Now turn the paper 180 degrees and do the 
same. So this is only at 2 sides.

Take a scissor and start cutting the 3 x 3 inch scquares at all corners.

For the final cut, co to the 4 inch line and cut untilthe
2nd score line, then cut diagonally until the 3rd line.
Do the same at the 8 inch score and on the other side of the paper.

Now you can fold all the score lines towards the inside
and you see the box starting to form.
Best way to glue is first to glue the long parts
and then the part with the corner.
To make these boxes standing up,
you need a strip of paper: 6 x 12 inch and fold
at 6 inch. Glue half of the card to the back of the box
and now you have a way to have the box stand up.
You can also use this as a card to write somithing
for the person you give this box too.

Now you want to see the result:

Here are all 3 together. All pictures inside
the box are 4 x 4 inch and are taken on
the beach of Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Box 1: I just love the crab that came with
this kit as a rubber stamp. So much fun to 
use.I added some glossy accent to his body
to give him a shiny shield.
And if you have had a look at my blog yesterday,
You have seen this as a sneak peek. It is hidden
behind this crabby box to wish you all
a very happy Summer and to show you
how you can use this box as a card.
You add the image to the backof the stand.

Box 2: swimming in the see fits
perfect with the vintage swimming suits.
For the Artist challege there were handmade embellishments
 and here is another of my button flowers.
 You see the instructions here.

Box 3: Picture perfect.
I love this picture and I just created this 3d scene
with elements of the kit.The beach chair is a die I have.

Thank you somuch for looking and i hope you
will also hop over to 
and see what she has come up with for you,

Thank you for looking 
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop tomorrow: sneak peek

Tomorrow you will see a lot of projects
with Club Scrap's June kit called
Boardwalk. I thought I give you a little
sneak peek of my project.

I hope you will come back tomorrow to see what I have
in store for you and were this can be seen.

See you!
Have a creative day!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner

Oh my, I totally forgot to anounce the winner of my cute stamps.
Well, the winner is:


Congratulations,Helen and thanks for all your compliments
on my blog. Please  me and send me your snailmail,
so I can send the stamps to you.
The stamps come with this card, made with 
the Tim Holtz embossing folder.I colored the
paper first with vintage photo didtress stain
before embossing it.The I added some white 
ink to the coffee cups.
The Tim Holtz coffee stamps are colored
with pencil. The sentiment I wrote up with my computer.

And the beautiful ribbon is by Diana Larson.
She has some beautiful handdyed ribbons in
here sop. Don't forget to take a look here.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday scrap page: open house

Happy Sunday to you all!
My scrap page today is about an open house I gave last week.
I flyered around the neighborhood and hoped people
would be interested in learning about the stamping technique.
I did this for two days and a few people came. Will doit again 
in September and hopefully some more people will come.

For my page I used Club Scrap papers
and Michael Strong stamps.

OK, there is a little coffee in the background,
that is because of the title I gave the open house: Coffee & Card.
I used the coffee steam stamp for decoration.
Here you seeme ready just before and it gives you a
little view of my craft room.

I thought the  Scrap hypno paper was fun to use as a background.

And because it is an open house, Mike's house stamp
was perfect tu use here. On all the doors you see in the page
I added a little pearly doorknob.
On the journaling part,there is the house again and here
the door opens and inside you read "welcome".

Thank you very much for looking
and have a wonderful and creative week!