Monday, March 30, 2020

Cupcake Inspiration Blog: Color Challenge


Here is my card for this weeks 
It is a color challenge: Pink, Yellow and Blue.
A lovely combination.


It has been some time I used Michael Strong's
hand stamp, but these days with a lot of washing
your hands I had to get that stamp out.

So I started with thre colors of oxide inkpad: fossilezed 
amber, tattered rose and broken china. 
Next I got the egg stamp out (also Michael Strong).
With walnut stain I stamped the eggs on the background
and on an extra piece of paper.
The extra eggs are embossed with clear embossing powder
and colored with fossilized amber and broken china ink.
The hand is embossed with pink embossing powder
and colored with tattered rose ink and then cut out.

The sentiment is made with the computer.
After everything is arranged on the card I added 
a few sticky pearls.


And here are my other hand cards:

This one I made for the Simon Says Stamp
Spring challenge on instagram.
Spring is tulips, but this Spring we are 
more busy wth washing our hads,
Do enjoy the flowers too!

This cards represents especially the washing of the
hands with all the blue ink in the background.

Stay Safe,
Stay Healthy
and wash your hands!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!




Thursday, March 26, 2020

Purple Day: Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop

Today is a worldwide day that asks for awarness for 
EPILEPSY.

Please take a moment and read.
Purple Day is a global grassroots event formed with the intention to increase worldwide awareness of epilepsy, and to dispel common myths and fears of this neurological disorder.
Further intentions of this movement are to reduce the social stigmascommonly endured by many individuals afflicted with the condition; to provide assurance and advocacy to those living with epilepsy that they are not alone in their ongoing endurance; and to initiate individuals living with the condition to take action in their communities to achieve these aims.
The day occurs annually on March 26.
You can read more about epilepsy here.

I have been asked to participate in this hop
and I hope you enjoy looking at all the purple artwork.

Card #1 has this cute dog image by Ikes Art.
one of the sponsors of this hop.

The dog is colored with pencil. Design paper,
ribbon, flowers and a heart die cut are used
to finish the card. The sentiment is typed up
and printed with the computer.


Card #2 is with a cute image by


This card is also for the Oldie but Goodie challenge

Card #3
I used this wondeful butterfly, that I colored
with my Stampin´Blends. 
Some design paper, a ribbon, a lovely sentiment
and a few flowers finish the card.

Card #4
This cute girl is an image from 
Digi Doodle Studio, one of the sponsors of this hop.
On this card you ee an embossed background,
a girl colored with Stampin´Blends
and a sentiment by Create with TLC.

Because Fikreta is so in love with her cats and started this blog
hop, I have a little give away for three commentors on my
blog. A little cat with a piece of purple ribbon together with
a card of your choice.

Card #5
Those who follow my blog, know about my love for coffee.
So here a purble coffee card with only digital images from
my stash. The sentiment is by Create with TLC
and with her permission I can have it as a freebie for you all.

Save the sentiment to your computer with a 
right mouse click and add it to an album on your
own computer.

You have from
26-31 March to hop around!
Lets hop!
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Some ladies have giveaways on their blogs !
We have 2 sponsors Digi Doodle Studios
So you can win image of your choice from our sponsors!
Ike from Ike's Art and Annabel from Knitty Kitty Designs
also are giving images!
Thank you Sue and Annabel!
You can pop over there FB pages.

Thank you sponsors!
So what you must do to be in draw for the prize?
It's simple.
You must comment on each stop .

Thank you so much for looking
stay safe,
stay healthy
and keep crafting!



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Club Scrap Monthly Sketch Challenge: March

Here is this month sketch on the


A great sketch for my basket of 
Club Scrap papers.



 Here my finsihed card on a pile of
mini pizza boxes I found tucked away
in one of my closets (Julie, what can we
do with these??)
See the bottle caps I used? Which kit was that?
And some paisley embossing in the background.



And here a more close-up look of my card.
Everything is Club Scrap, but from various kits
I have. The design paper is from the
Western Hybrid  kit, printed with the computer.




Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Bugaboo digital stamps: New Release

Here I am with the
new release: a cutie for Easter.
You can see all the various cards
by the Design Team on the


The new image is called:

I colored the image with Stampin'Blends and cut
the image out before gluing it to the background.
Two design papers matching the image. The grass is 
punched out and the sentiment is by Tim Holtz.
I stappled the sentiment on the design paper
before adding it to the card. 
Some of the left over pieces
 I added inside the card.
Don´t let them go to waste.

Thank you for looking
and stay safe,
stay healthy
and keep crafting.



Monday, March 23, 2020

Box with cards: Daffodils


So it all started with cleaning my craftroom
and finding tucked away this wonderful
box of cards. I found it on my blog in May 2010,
but the links to the tutorial did not work anymore.

I searched my computer, but I did not find any document.
So here is a new template to make this box for
the cards 4x6 inch.
You need a piece of cardstock of 11 x 8,5 inch.
Follow the template for scoring and folding:

Here is a new box for my daffodil cards.
Today I made these cards with the Club Scrap
Daffodil stamps (March 2016) and the same technique 
as I did yesterday.

First i stamped the daffodils and
embossed them in white.
Today I start with green and yellow ink for the card.


Add inkt to the craft sheet and spray water.

Get the ink on the paper and see the white embossed
parts resist the ink.

After watching Tim Holtz live video yesterday,
I had to get some stencils out!
Here is the finished card.


For the second card I also added some orange too.
And here is the other finished card.

There is room for 8 cards in the box, so
I guess you will see some more tomorrow.

Thank you for looking,
stay at home
stay safe
and keep crafting!






Saturday, March 21, 2020

Spring is here!

Today I have been playing with my rubber stamps by Club Scrap.
The set is called In Bloom (April 2019).
Along the road here I see all the crocusses bloom
and the colors inspired me for the cards.
So here I show you how the cards were made:

Picking the same colors as on the picture,
purple, yellow and green. On the paper I embossed
the crocus stamp in white (hard to see now).

On my craft sheet I added the ink colors 
and sprayed some water on it.

Here are two papersafter I added the 
colors from the craft sheet. On the left 
you see the paper where I added the white
embossed image. It works as a resist.
The right paper is just colored,
ready for stamping.

Here the crocus stamp I used 
and black ink for stamping.

The finished card with a sentiment
 from the same In Bloom stamp set.

This is the card with the white embossed
crocusses in the background.

Thank you for looking
and have a crafty day!
Enough time now while staying home.
Stay safe and healthy.






Friday, March 20, 2020

Create with TLC: Collage Fun

So we are kept busy by Paulette of
She has a wonderful facebook page HERE
if you like to make junk journals or
use the images for card or mixed media.

First I made this spool card.
I love all the images we got and I printed them
and quickly cut them up to make this card.



Here you see the collage sheet we got.
Hope you come to the Facebook page and 
enjoy the images snd sentiments as I do.

Oh, but there is more!
As we all sit at home, we also started to clean
our houses, start in the garden and of course
I needed to clean my craft room.
Low and behold I found some unfinished projects.

Today I decorated a mini book that I found finished
as book, but no decoration inside.
So here is the book that I decorated today.
It is 4 x 4 inches

It is an easy book to make. Two hardboard covers
decorated with design paper.

And as you can see the back of the book is a harmonica 
folded strip of paper.
On the inside  on each  fold is glued a page
of the book. All these pages were blank,
but not anymore!

Here I am sharing all the pages.
The images are resized for a smaller booklet.
On page two I used this left over torn paper strip
from yesterday's images.

For each page I also cut some of white paper
of 3,5 x 3,5 inch and added walnut stain ink
around the border.

The green strip looks like washi tape in this mini book.

No words are added for I am not sure what theme
I will make this book.

It is so much fun to use all the images on one page.

More torn paper ideas.

Left over cuts can't go wasted!

And here the last page with the last roses  printed
in smaller size. Now the booklet is finished
and ready for pictures (can be on the left side and
beautiful words on the right size pages.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!