Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sea Scenery

Today I have a blogpost on the ART NEKO blog
sharing some sea stamps caklled Mermaids and Ocean Life.
When I finished the card I had some backgrounds left and
I created two atc's with it to share here.
You find the details of my card on the Art Neko Blog.

For the atc's I also have made some direct to paper backgrounds
with broken china oxide distress ink. 
I have a die that is like a fishnet and I cut this out of white paper.
To give it a more net color, I colored it with brown ink
and by accident one of the  atc was underneath, so with
this lucky accident I had some net coloring on this card.
It worked like a stencil.

The sentiments on the atc are by my friend Joanne and she has
a great page on Facebook were she shows you all her fun sentiments.
Take a look here: Stampin' Funn.

Same technique for the background,
random stamping and adding the net
with a piece of baker's twine.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Club Scrap July Blog Hop: Vintage Botany

Welcome to the monthly
We are sharing the July kit with you for ideas.
This month the kit is called:

I hope you have arrived here from
and seen her beautiful artwork.

My contribution ia a mini album for this
hop today. You need one 12x12 piece of cardstock for it!

For this album I  created a closure with one of
the wooden buttons that came with this kit.
Only the problem was that they were all lengthwise.
So i sanded the backside and stamped it horizontal.

 I choose one of the beautiful decorated flower papers
for this album and used my score board for all the lines.
Here is the template for the album.
If you enlarge the picture (by clicking on it),
you can read all the measurements.

After cutting some parts away you start folding it.
I added some vintage brown ink on all the folds.

I decorated my album with garden pictures, stamps,
cut aparts and using the stencil that all came with this kit.

On the right side i created a pocket. You can do this for
all 3 if you want, but I wanted some more space for
adding pictures.

Yhis is the album all folded open.

I just love this sentiment and I used it multiple tmes.
It also looks great for decoration in the background.

Here you see I used the stencil for decorating
the background of these pages. The twins have
fun playing in the garden.

Now when you lift the card from the pocket
there is another picture to see, that I added to the
back panel of the pocket.

Also I want to share my digital page again.
After I finished making the page, I printed it, but it was to small for
my 12x12 scrapalbum, so what to do?
I took one of the yellow 12x12 inch pages from the paper kit
and stamped and decorated the background. Adding some
of the cut aparts and I turned the digital page into a real page.

For more inspiration, hop over to
and see what she has in store for you!

Thank you very much for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Paper Players sketch with Vintage Botany

While working on my Club Scrap projects for tomorrow,
I also made these cards with the sketch of

and you find all the details here.

Both cards are made with Club Scrap's Vintage Botany
papers and stamps. On this card I also used the
that came with this kit.

For this card I used the dandelion stamp in the
background and the cute tag that also came with this kit.

Hope you come back tomorrow and see what cute
project I came up with for this hop.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Stars

I just loved the theme for this weeks challenge
 where they are seeing stars. As I did not want to make a
Christmas card, I looked at my favorite coffee
stamps and came up with this idea.

I started with printing the words on white paper
and cut it out to size for the square 5,25x5,25 inch kraft
colored card. Next I cut the distressed doily from sizzix
by Tim Holtz and colored it with vintage distress oxide ink.

Then I took out the coffee stamps from Concored & 9th
called Let's Chat to make this cup and spoon.

For the cream i embossed the circle with white seafoam 
embossing powder and for the star I made a template, so I could
color it with vintage distress oxide ink.

The spoon is stamped on silver paper and a tiny
star is added on top of the spoon.
Thank you for looking
ánd have a latte creative day!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Create with TLC Vintage Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the
I hope you arrived here from
and see what awesome art she made.
If you happen to loose your way,
you can always go back to the Create with TLC Blog,
where you find all 14 paricipants.
You don't want to miss any blog,
for on all blogs you can find FREEBIE images.

Now let's show you what I came up with:
When i started making mycards, I had a slight
printer problem.....everything came out sepia!
Needed to order new color refills, but that took time,
so as this is a Vintage Summer hop, I thought it
was just a fun coincidence and I decided to use them
for my cards.
This card is build up in layers. I was thinking
of the old fashioned photograpers, where one
poses for a picture and then it is behind
a cut out shape. 
Here is the colored image for you to grab and make your own 
cards with. Just click with your right mouse button
and save it to your computer.
I cut out the shape from kraft colored cardstock
and embossed it with a wavy shape, that I colored 
with vintage photo distress ink. The sentiment is also from 
Create with TLC and you find it as another freebie below.
So I decorated the card with paper flowers, a ribbon
and some cut out shells. I colored the shells with 
glitter glue.

For my second card I wanted a little more color and 
for this I  used a few stencils and distress oxides inks.
The sun is a die and the sentiment is one I found in my
Create with TLC sentiment folder and perfect for this card.
At the bottom of the card some raffia is tied around
and a flower added. Love the powder pink color for
vintage cards.

Yeah!! my cartidges arrived yesterday and now I can print the 
Summer image in color. I decided to make some ATC's with it.
So I printed the image small size (that is the advantage of
digital images, you can use them anysize!)

This is card 1:
atc's are 3,5x2,5 inch, so it is small
even though you do not see this on the picture.
The sentiment is another oldie from
Create with TLC, the seahorse is by

For card 2 I used the shell stamp by
Michael Strong and added cute little 
sticky pearls. I cut up the sentiment
for a more decorative look.

Here - on card 3 - I used the complete sentiment.
Blue baker's twine because of the sea
and the fish stamp from Michael Strong
is stamped on shrinky dink, so now it
is small enough for the atc.

Well enough ideas I think for you to use the
great image and sentiments from Create with TLC.

Not enough? Go to 
and see what she has come up with
and what freebies she has for you.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #297

Here is another exercise card! My gym friends love them!!

I made it for the Freshly Made Sketches Blog.

Don't forget:
Tomorrow!!! Lot's of  digital freebies!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

More exercise!

Here are more cards for my fellow exercise friends at the gum.
Some motivation cards.
For my cards I used this sketch,
You find all info about the sketch here:

The exercise schemes are from internet
and the sentiment on this card is by

Here a male version of the card and I made up the sentiment
with the computer.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!