Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Scrap page: Christmas inspiration and winner

Yes, back into scrapping!
This is to get you into the Christmas mood.
I made this page with pictures from last year!

I wanted to share with you Michael Strong's new Christmas element
stamps have a little surprise in the bag: a mini stamp!!
These mini stamps are great for you ATC lovers!

As you may not be the winner today,
you might want to have another look at Mike's
oline shop:

Cyber Monday 2014 Stamp Sale Event

We are having a Cyber Monday Promotion on ALL Rubber Stamps!
Just make a stamp purchase of more than $15.00 and receive Fiona's Flock set of four stamps for free!
All other items in the catalog are not eligible for this promotion - stamps only! The free give away ends on Friday December 5.
You find the shop here:
Click on the picture for a larger version.

You see I have stamped all the litle stamps
and embossed them in different colors.
A little gemstone here and some glitter glue there
and you have some wonderful bling bling baubles.

Papers are Club Scrap Versaille
and the sentiment is by Create with TLC.

And now for the winner:
I have written all your names on a little note
and my dh picked one out of the box.

And the winner is:

Congratulations Fenny,
the dove stamp is coming your way!

Now as you know Mike made 4 new stamps
and he has send me extra's of all of them,
so I have 3 more to give away.
Keep watching my blog! And if you are not 
already a follower, you might want to become
 one as not to miss the blog candy!!
Have a creative day!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


With this card I wish all my American friends a 
Even though we do not celebrate this in The Netherlands
I love making these cards for my friends.

For this card I used:

Michael Strong's digital pumpkin image
Michael Strong's alphabet stamps
leave stencil
rays stencil
Michael Strong's circle from the cloisonné accent stamps
CTMH sentiment stemps (inside)

On the front pannel I used some stencils and stamps
for the background of this card.

The word in a window is a Technique Junkie
technique from the Ocober/ November Newsletter.

The pumpkin imag I printed 4 times,cut out
and folded themin half and glued one half to the other
to have this dimentional pumpkin.

Here you see the inside of the card.
I added some sentiments and leaves (Club Scrap)
from the December 2013 Aspen kit.

Hope you all have a wonderful
and grateful Thanksgiving.

Have a creative day!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Club Scrap Blog Hop: LAKES

Welcome to another wonderful and inspirational

I hope you have seen what the inventive Tricia has come up
 with this time on her Efficient Crafters Blog.

With these beautiful papers ist is easy to envision many projects.
It always seems to me that they know what you need at Club Scrap.
As you might have seen from my previous post and pictures,
we do have a boat and live close to a lake, so what better kit
could I have wanted! Thanks Club Scrap!!
So as I am busy making my Christmas card,I thought
my idea could also work for this kit. I have been making
these tea light easel cards. I found some wonderful instructions 
online HERE if you like to give this a try too.
This is behind our house: The Westeinder Lake.

The card can be send flat and  when received
lift it up and it will stand behind the anchor
that is glued to the card with thick double sided tape.

When the artificial light is put behind the window,
it makes a wonderful scenery card.

When you have a few of them it is really nice to look
 at the cardsin the evening

This is how the card looks when it is all flat.

When you open the card you see this, even
decorated on the inside.

I made the waves with a piece op post-it
that pas torn and I added inkt and moved it down to create
more waves. I love the dots that came with this kit.

Of course I made a Christmas variation too!
The Christmas stamps I used are from
an unmounted set from 2007 called
A Very Groovy Christmas

(click on the picture to see a larger version)


Are you up to more inspiration?
Well it is time to hop over to
and I am sure she has something special 
for you too.

If you get lost, you will find all participants

Thanks for looking
and your wonderful comments.

Have a creative day!



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Surprise: Blog Candy


Cloisonne Snowman Rubber Stamp Set
I have something else to share with you!
has 4 new stamps in his online
webshop and he send me some extra's!!
So I have some delicious
BLOG CANDY 
Have you seen all the new stamps?
Cloisonne Reindeer Ornaments Stamp Set
sentiment on this card is by Create with TLC
Cloisonne Stockings Ornaments Stamp Set
Cloisonne Dove Ornaments Stamp Set


I was wondering which one is 
your favourite?
Leave your comment here and YOU might
win your favourite stamp.
 You have all week to make your choice 
and I will announce the winner
next Sunday.

Today I share this card with you with the snowman stamp
and a sentiment from  from Mike's word & phrases stamp set.

Are you wondering how I did the blue/brown background?
Very simple: First I stamped the snowman ornament in
versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.
Then  I used a few blue bistre grains on my craft
sheet,added a few drops of water and used the pannel
direct to the craft sheet to get the color on the paper.
Dried it with  my heatgun and that is all. This way
you can make afew cardsin a short amount of time.

On top I made a hole to add a piece of turquoise ribbon.

Behind the ornament pannel I used a piece of white paper,
that i ebossed with a embossing folder that looks like this:
It gives an extra touch to the card. Papers are from
Club Scraps November Lakes pizza box. Yummy colors!

Thanks for looking and don't forget to
leave a comment with your favourite
of Michael Strong's new stamps!

But... if you can't wait to WIN a stamp
you can always order them here  in  the webshop
and start making Christmas cards with them!

Creative greetings,




Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tim Holtz tag:November Anniversary


Today is my 15th Wedding Anniversary to 
the love of my life:  Raymond and inspired
by the November tag by Tim Holtz 
I made this tag my Anniversary tag:
Thank you, my dear, for 
15 wonderful years
xxx


I want to share with you how I made this tag:
Things I used:
tag
corrugated card board
distress paint and spray
versamark, clear embossing powder
Michael Strong heart stamp

I started with stamping the heart stamp on the tag
with versamark and adding clear embossing powder.
Then heating it with the heatgun.

On apiece of scrap paper (larger then the tag) I stamped
the heart stamp in red. This way I could see the lines well
and cut out the heart.

The open heart was laid over the stamped tag for
the placement of the heart and I cut the scrap paper
exactly the size of the tag.Now i put it on the corrugated
bord and after tracing the heart with a pencil, 
I cut out the heart in the board.

Now to color the tag with the direct to paper technique.
Adding color on my craft sheet and spraying it with water,
the palette is ready for coloring.

Put the tag face down on the craft sheet to add the color.
You need to do this a few times for a complete
covering of the tag.

Tag ready for the next step.
Corrugated card bord is next to
get ready by starting to tear some of the 
paper of the tag.

Coloring the board with festive berries on top
and around the tag.

Finishing it of with red and gold distress spray.
When tag and board are completely dre I glued
them together and decorated the tag

with the ticket, the numbered paper clips,
an arrow and some red tinsel twine.

On top a red ribbon and a clock for I hope
we will have lots more time together!
Thanks for looking!


Have a creative day!