Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Hello everyone!
Have you just arrived from Ruth's Blog, than you know we are showing you
all the new Bonibleaux Disign Digis that are coming out for December.
To show them all the Design Team has come up with some great cards
that we are showing you in a blog hop.
We're doing something different with the Blog Hop this week and that is that one of the Design Team Members will be secretly chosen as the "MYSTERY HOSTESS" of the blog hop and one lucky commenter will receive a

Free full set of New Release BDD digital images $30 value
This Blog Hop does not have a starting and ending point so no matter where you HOP on you are in the right place. Just keep going. Don't forget to leave some love everywhere you land, including here! Once you have gone full circle you have completed the Hop.

Because Hanukkah is around the corner,
I have come up with this card with
the strory of Hanukkah:

The land of Israel was in 168 BCE occupied by the Greek soldiers, but a little group of Jewish fighters, called the Maccabees, fought against them and won.
To celebrate this they went into the temple in Jerusalem to light the Menorah, but there was only a small amount of oil and to their surprise it lasted the full eight days.

This is the miracle of the Hanukkah oil that is celebrated every year when Jews light a special menorah known as a hanukkiyah for eight days. One candle is lit on the first night of Hanukkah, two on the second, and so on, until eight candles are lit. You can learn more about the hanukkiyah in the article: What Is a Hanukkiyah?

The stamps for this Hanukkah card can be found
in Bonibleaux Digis shop: HERE
I have printed out the soldiers and colored them with copic markers.
The background is done with the cuttlebug ( I used some of Tim Holtz embossing folders).
And here you see the inside. Yes, Judah The Maccabee has won and it is time to celebrate!
And celebrate the new digital stamps with us by looking at all the art in the Blog Hop
for the new stamps.
Please visit Boni's Blog next.

If you get lost, these are all the participants:

Hetty (you are here now!)

Be sure to leave some comments on the way.

Have a creative time!

ps. the first candle will be lightened on Dec 1st after sundown
and I will have some Hanukkah art for 8 days!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

CAARDvarks Challenge

At the Caardvark blog the challenge is to make a money or giftcard holder.
So I searched around the internet and found this neat
cardholder on "It's a stamp thing" blog.
I think it is a wonderful card for a gift card.
I made one for Christmas and
one for Chanukkah.
What do you need to make this?
a piece of card 4"x 8" and score at 4""
this is the box of the present
and another piece of 3"x 4 1/4" and score at 1,5
this is the lid of the present.
For the inside you need a piece of cardstock
4"x 2 3/4" and a punch to make the slits for the card.
Of course you can decorate the card to your liking
with scrap paper.
Inside the card I used some velcro dots
as a closure for the card.
The bow of the card is made with 2 sizes of oval punches.
First you punch with the smallest oval and than with the larger one.
3 of each color make a great bow glued to the back of the card
and coverd with one of the little oval left over scraps.
Fot the Christmas giftcard holder I used a stamp by Just Rite and colored it with copic markers.
Tha Chanukkah gift card holder is made with paper and stamps from Club Scrap.

Have a creative day!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 128

This time the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is a sketch challenge.
And I love doing sketches.
Here is my card:
For this card I used:
Frame, sentiment and Chrismastree
stamps by Michael Strong
Frog stamp by Penny Black
Paper by Basic Grey
flowers are punched out
and fastened together with a tiny button

Here are some details of the card to look at:

I hope you all have a creative day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Deze kaart heb ik gemaakt om mijn Amerikaanse scrap-en stempelvrienden en vriendinnen een "Fijne Thanksgiving" te wensen. Ik heb hier digitale stempels gebruikt van Bonibleaux Digitals en de tekst is van FireCrackers Design.
This card is to wish all my American Scrap-and Stampfriends
This card is made with Bonibleaux Digitals
and the sentiment is a clear stamp by FireCrackers Designs.
I hope you all have a wonderful time.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New digitals at FCD

Ik heb al vaker stempels laten zien van FireCracker Designs by Pamela. Helaas gaan de rubber stempels er uit en er is nu een sale van 75% korting op de rubber stempels die nog over zijn.
Wel gaat ze door met haar digitale stempels en daar zijn weer een set nieuwe van. Natuurlijk zijn die voor de winter en daar is deze Pinguin een van. Wil je alle nieuwe digitale stempels zien, neem dan een kijkje HIER.
More often I have shown ruber stamps by FireCracker Designs by Pamela. Unfortunately she is selling of the rubber stamps and the last ones are on sale for 75%.
She is however keeping the digital stamps and there are a bunch of new ones. The Penguin here is one of them. Would you like to see all the new ones? They are HERE and all of them are great for the winter season's cards.
Hier zien jullie wat ik gedaan heb met de pinguin. Gekleurd met copic markers en met de spellbinder cirkel uitgesneden. Ik heb er een kerstbal van gemaakt. Versierd met wat bloemen en een cuttlebug sneeuwvlok achtergrond. Ook binnenin heb ik de tekst en plaatjes aangepast.

Here you see my card and what has been done with the penguin. Colored with copic markers and cut out with a circle spellbinder it is made into a Christmas ball. Decorated with some flowers and glued to a background of snowflakes with the cuttlebug. Als inside the card is made fitting to the front.

Hope you have
 a creative day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

11 jaar/ 11 years

Vandaag is het onze trouwdag.
We zijn al weer 11 jaar heel gelukkig samen.
Daarom heb ik deze pagina gescrapped en
natuurlijk ook een kaartje gemaakt.
Het papier voor de scrap pagina is allemaal van Club Scrap
en de gebruikte stempels zijn van
Michael Strong (pot, mini hart en alfabet).

Today is our Wedding Anniversary.
11 Happy years we are together
and so I made a scrap page and a card.
The paper for the scrap page is all by Club Scrap
and the stamps are by Michael Strong (pot, mini heart and alphabet).
En hier onder de kaart die ik heb gemaakt met
goud, rood en muziek scrap papier van
Echo Park paper (Merry Christmas serie).
 Opnieuw stempels van Michael Strong,
maar de tekst is van Stampin'Up! en geembossed met goud.
En dan dat leuke heart slotje en sleuteltje eraan.

And this is the card I made for my DH.
 I used a sketch to make it and gold, red
and musical paper by Echo Park paper co. (Merry Christmas).
Of course I used some Michael Strong stamps again,
but the sentiment is by Stampin'Up! embossed in gold.
Do't you love the little heart lock and key charms?!

Let's hope we have many more years
together in love and harmony.
Hope you all have a creative day.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Inspiration Challenge

If it is the 20th of the month, then its time for Dude Time Doodles Inspiration Challenge. Take whatever inspires you in this picture and let your creativity flow.

In the very short time that Bonibleaux Designs has come into existence, our fearless leader has accomplished so much and, like the mailman who works regardless of the weather (with the exception of Sundays and holidays) and that silly rabbit that keeps on ticking (or is it the watch), Boni continues to inspire the design team through all the rough spots while fighting the flu bug for the past two weeks. Get well Boni, we need you!

You have two weeks to post your creation on Dude Time Doodles Challenge blog. You can add your link to your post there. The top three winners and top blog winner will be announced on December 3. In the meantime stop by The Dude Time Doodles to see the art of my fellow design team members.

Here is what I came up with:

A card for Thanksgiving. Here in the Netherlands that is not celebrated and i do feel for all these turkeys being eaten that day. I looked around the internet to find some inspiration and arrived at some Greeting Card site and found some funny cards here: American Greeting Cards and even if you do not celebrate or want to send cards it is great to see and listen to these interactive cards! My favourite is "You can't gobble me".

I used wordart to make this card. i first made the text to my liking and then I inserted the picture Tom Tom Turkey.

I also made a scrap page for Hanukkah, for this Jewish Festival is also around the corner. On the first of December, in the evening, one should light the first candle.
For this page (12"x 12") I used Hanukkah Harry and Judah the Macabee.
Everything is colored with copic markers. Behind the candle holder I used a Technique Junkie technique called: Glimmer Lace from the TJ Newsletter Aug/Sept 2010
The text is done with the computer.

Hope you are inspired to make some art
and don't forget to link it to: Dude Time Doodles.
Have a creative day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lesje/ Tutorial

Op Splitcoaststampers is elke week een nieuw lesje.
Gisteren was het zo'n leuk en eenvoudig lesje, dat ik daar deze kaart mee gemaakt heb.
De letters  en de ster op de achtergrond zijn van Michael Strong en het meisje is van Magnolia.
Hieronder zie je het lesje van Splitcoaststampers en legt heel duidelijk
uit hoe je deze achtergrond maakt.
Voor de letters heb ik ook deze achtergrond gemaakt en
daarna met vesamark erop gestempeld en blauwe embossingpeder gebruikt.
De letters zijn uitgeponst met een ovale pons van ek succes 1 1/2"x 3/4".
Het meisje is ingekleurd met een waterbrush en disstress inkt.

On Splitcoaststampers they have a tutorial every week.
Yesterday there was a new lesson, that looked so fun and easy, that I made this card with it.
The letters and the star in the background are by Michael Strong and the girl is by Magnolia.
Here you see the video tutorial by Splitcoaststampers and it it explains the technique for the background very well. For the letters the same background was made and the letters were stamped with versamark and than embossed with blue embossing powder. I used an oval ek succes punch 1 1/2"x 3/4"to punch out the letters. The girl was colored with a waterbrush and disstress ink.

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #127

Deze keze kaart heb ik gemaakt voor een challenge.
De challenge kun je vinden op het het blog
Het thema is al je favourite dingen.
Nou Michael Strong en Penny Black zijn dat zeker wel.
Het gebruik van mijn cuttlebug ook (hier voor de kerstroos).
Kan niet meer zonder....en jij?
Deze kaart kun je gebruiken om geld te geven.
Op de plek van de tag kun je ook een briefje geld of een creditkaart
met tegoed voor een winkel stoppen.
Hieronder volgen nog verschillende detail foto's.
This card is made for a challenge.
You can find the callenge at this blog:
The theme is: Your favourite things.
Well, Michael Strong and Penny Black sure are two of my
favourites. Also the use of the cuttlebug
(for the poinsettia) belongs to my favourite machines. I cannot do without
it anymore.....can you?
You can use this card for giving money. On the place of the tag
you can also insert some money or a gift card.
Below you see some details of the card.

Hope you all have a creative day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bonibleaux New Designs

heeft nieuwe stempels voor Kerst en Chanoeka.
Om ze te promoten hebben we met het design team natuurlijk een heel aantal voorbeelden gemaakt om iedereen te inspireren de stempels te gebruiken.
Alle kaarten van het design team vind je hier:

Ik heb voor Chanoeka (kan natuurlijk ook voor Kerst) een doosje met een kaars gemaakt
( zet je hierin zo'n NEP waxine lichtje, anders is het veel te brand gevaarlijk).
Om het kaarsje mooi op zijn plek te zetten, doe je 4 kaarsjes in het laatje
(zie onderaan detail foto)
 als cadeautje en een nep kaarsje midden boven op,
zodat hij er mooi uit steekt. Mijn kaart is gemaakt met Hanukkah Harry.
Onder aan vind je het patroon om deze kaarsenhouder te maken.
has new digital designs for Christmas and Hanukkah.
To promote these new stamps the design team has come up with lots of inspirational artwork for you.
You will find this artwork here:

I came up with (yet another) candle box for Hanukkah
(of course you can do this for Christmas too).
Beware to place in this box NOT a real tea light candle,
but one of those arificial ones.
I used Hanukkah Harry digital stamp for this box.
Inside the drawer there are 4 tea light candles and on top of this there is the artificial one.
(see detail picture below)
This way it comes real nice out of the box.
You find the template below.

Here are some detail pictures:

Have a creative day!