Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Simon Says: Alcohol, Drinks or Inks

Inspired by the challenge on the 
I made two cards today

The challenge says:
Alcohol, Drinks or ink.

For my first card I used digital images from
She has some beautiful papers and designs
that are perfect to save on postage (even though
one day i would love some of her real stamps!)

I used the digital design paper for the background,
but the cup is colored with markers.
The front design of the heart image
is cut out of a piece of left over design paper
and layerd with foam tape to the other
punched out pieces.

My second card is real stamps.
For the background I  used a stencil and some 
gesso and colored it with distress ink.
The drinks are stamps by Tim Holtz
as well as the sentiment.

The drinks are colored with distress markers.
The flowers are premade from my stash.

Here a close up of the wonderful background.

Thank you for looking and 
have a creative day!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge: Pink & White

Great find, these Club ScrapValentine stamps from 2009
(Heart to Heart) in my stash and combining it with
a Love Cynthia stamp is a perfect combination.

I made this card for the pink & white color challenge

I started out gathering various shades of pink
stamp inkpads to make the background.
The "be mine heart stamp"is stamped on a seperate
piee of paper as well as the little girl stamp.
The heart is stamped in pink and colored the
heart with a blending tool, leaving the words white
to stamd out.

The girl is colored with blending markers by SU!
and cut out. Added to the card with  foam tape.
This is the inside of the card.
Club Scrap sentiment and more hearts.

Of course a matching envelope
and some sticky pink pearls for extra bling.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Club Scrap Calendar Project

 Yes, I am still trying to organize my craftroom!
While doing so, you find all kind of fun  projects
you never made or finished.

I came across this project from 2013. It is a calendar
and I just never made it. Now I want to make it.
January is the perfect month to make a calendar.
I lost the instructions, so I wrote to Club Scrap
if they still had it and yes, they found me the instructions.

So this project comes with a big wooden block,
that I painted black and decorated with a
Mocha Java panel from my coffee paper stash.
I also got out my Club Scrap coffee stamps
(you are not surprised, I guess :-)) and decorated
parts of the project.

Front and back of some of the parts.
The tag is the front of the calendar.
It also came with 12 tags and these are decorated with 
Mocha Java (2007) and Brewed Awakanings (2012) stamps.
So here is the finished project seen from the front.

Sideways you see how the parts
are constructed on the wood block.

And also the back of everything is decorated.

Each month is taken out of the 
back and placed on the front book clip
according to what month it is.

Julie Heyer of Club Scrap has her version
on the Club Scrap Blog HERE
and when you pop over,
you see it is totally different from mine.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Simon Says: Clean and Simple

Here my card for the clean and simple challenge on the

This is really a take ten card.
Background with Tim Holtz music stencil
and candied apple red ink.
Next i stamped themartine glass on the 
Misical note as well as the sentiment.
Both stamps are also by Tim Holtz.

The martini glass is stamped on a seperate
piece of paper too and colored with
distress markers. The glass is cut out and
added with some foam tape on the card.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sketch Saturday #546

Today I share my card with lots
of freebies, that i made for a sketch challenge
and the Chinese New Year (Febuary 5).
The Chinese year has always animals.
We say goodbye to the year of  the dog
and welcome to the year of the pig.

If you are born in one of the following years:
1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 
you are born in the sign of  the pig.


People born in the  think logically and are able to fix whatever problem they're in. They aren't good communicators, but they're kind and able to provide for the family. Most of them are wealthy. Their only obvious fault is that they lose their temper easily.
  • Science
    Pig is Yin, and its earthly branch is Hài.
  • Folklore
    Pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.
You find this sketch on the 

I found this fun image as phone wallpaper
 and it was easy to use as a print for my card.
I wanted to share the link with you, but cannot
find it again. So here the image.

This little piggy is a free digital image on the 
blog of Michael Strong HERE.
I printed the pig twice to make it more pop out.
For a little bling I added the sequins.

The sentiment with the Chinese characters I found on
the internet and share here with you, so you can use it too:

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Color Throwdown #525

Today I share with you my card for the challenge on the

I used the Club Scrap Delft stencil in the background,
expresso oxide ink, Club Scrap Fizz sentiment
and Michael Strong giraffe stamp.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Club Scrap Ultimate Challenge

Have you missed me????

I am trying to get my stash organized in my graftroom! But doing nothig is totally not me.
So while sorting out my Club Scrap stash, I cam across some wonderful papers
and just had to use them for some of the January challanges on the  Club Scrap Chat Facebook group.

This month I go for the Ultimate Challenge. 
Here is the explanation by Julie:

Participate in any SIX of the following challenges each month. 
1. Past Present Challenge 
2. Idea Deck Challenge
3. Monthly Layout Challenge
4. Card Sketch Challenge
5. Project Use It! Challenge
6. NBUS Challenge (Never Before Used Stamp/Stencil)
7. Tool/Stash Challenge
8. Assembly Line Challenge *Note: does not have to be the current kit but must have been assembled this month to qualify
9. Technique Challenge *Note: details posted on the blog each month.

NBUS: Lay out using BananaRama (retreat 09) stencil

Idea Deck - Layout using Jack of Spades

Tool Stash: Using embossing folder

Card Sketch: 

I used BandanaRama '09 papers and a Fizz sentiment.
The background is embossed with a paisley 
embossing folder. For the front panel
I stamped the wooden rubber stamp, that came
with the kit, in versamark and embossed it with
clear embossing powder. 
Next I colored the panel with turquise
ink and the stamped images stand out.
With a few sticky pearls, a ribbon and
the sentiment I finished the card.

Assembly Line: Completed BananaRama Retreat 09 papers
I have been to the retreat in 2009 and never
made the BandanaRama kit. I love it!

Technique: Embossed shape

Papers, shapes and stamps
Oopsie Daisy 2014.

Past and Present Challenge: 
Tribal papers and cut outs.
Cups with Tim Holtz Bigz Tea Time die.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!