Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kononginnedag/ Queensday

Fijne Koninginnedag allemaal!
Ik hoop dat iedereen  een leuke, gezellige
en vrolijke oranje gekleurde dag beleven!

Hier een kaartje met de tulp stempel en mal van Michael Strong
en het papier is van Club Scrap.
In The Netherlands it is Queensday today.
If you do not know what it is, you can read about it HERE.
All of The Netherlands is turned orange
and there are flee markets and lots of music everywhere.
A very FUN day!

I made this card in the colors of the
Dutch flag and the orange of  the Royalty.
Paper Club Scrap,
Tulip stamp and die by Michael Strong

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New digital releases BB Blog Hop

It is that time of the month again!
New digital stamps at
and you can see cards
made with the new designs
in this blog hop. I guess you
arrived here from Cleota's blog
(if not, just hop on from my blog to the
next and you end up here again for this is a
circular blog hop).
The new stamp I have used is called
and I love him for I can make good use of him.
My SIL just mastered the art of sushi making
and he will have a birthday soon,
so you know what digital stamp I will use ;-)
So be on the lookout for more
cards with this image soon!

Also I want to share with you the paper
that is used as a background. This was a fun asian kit
I found at ScrapGirls and got real cheap
and will have lots of more fun with.

The font is a free font called Chinese Takeaway

I am sure youwant to see more of the new
releases, so quickly hop over to

Have a creative day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Paaskaart/ Easter card

Bijpassend kaartje gemaakt bij mijn mandje van gisteren.
Hiervoor heb ik de kaartschets op het blog van een
vriendin gebruikt en die kun je HIER zien.

Papier is van Club Scrap
ei stempel van Michael Strong
tekst stempel van Stampin'Up!

Hoe je het kuikentje kan maken vind
je HIER.

Of course the basket from yesterday needed a card
to go with it and i made this card according a cardsketch
from a friend, which you can find HERE.

Paper is from Club Scrap
Egg stamp is by Michael Strong
and the sentiment is by Stampin'Up!

How to make the chickie you can see HERE.

Have a creative Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Paasmandje/ Easter Basket

Het is bijna Pasen en daar hoort natuurlijk een mandje bij,
om de eiren in te stoppen.
Van de week heb ik in in een van mijn groepen een
workshop gevolgd voor het maken van een paasmandje.
Nu heb ik wat gegoogled en hier de beschrijving van een
mandje voor jullie gevonden:
deze eenvoudige:
en deze iets meer ingewikkeld:
Ach, elk mandje is natuurlijk leuk, als je
het zelf hebt gemaakt.
Voor versiering heb ik de ei rubber stempel van Michael Strong gebruikt
en de die kijkentjes heb ik hier gevonden:
Now that Easter is around the cornerm how about making a basket for the eggs?
I followed a workshop in one of my groups and
this is the result. Now I have googled some
baskets for you to make:
an easy one:
and one a little more difficult:
all that matters is that you make a fun looking
basket you like.
For decoration I used Michael Strongs easter egg
rubber stamp and made these chicklets that I found here:

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Passover

Vandaag is de eerste dag van Pesach. Dit is een joods feest,
waarbij de uittocht van Egypte wordt herdacht.
Wil je meer over dit feest weten kijk dan HIER.

Om al mijn Joodse stempelvriendinnen een fijne Pesach
te wensen heb ik deze kaart gemaakt en
hiervoor heb ik het volgende gebruikt:
Papier en lint: Club Scrap
stanzen: Iron gate van Sizzix en de bloem is van PaperArtsy
stempels: cirkel van Michael Strong en seiderschotel en tekst van Ruth Jewish stamps

Today is the first day of the Jewish holiday of Passover.
This is the commemoration of the exodus of the Jewish people
out of Egypt. For more information about this
holiday go HERE.

To wish all my Jewish stampingfriends a very
Happy Passover I made this card and these
are the things I have used:
Paper & ribbon: Club Scrap
Dies: Iron gate by Sizzix and flower by PaperArtsy
Stamps: circle by Michael Strong and
 sentiment and seder plate by Ruth Jewish Stamps.
Sticky pearls for decoration.

Have a creative day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Here is the new grandbaby of Michael Strong.
I'ts a girl!!
This page is made with a gesso background and you can find a
tutorial for this HERE.
Paper is Club Scrap Connections and
the letters are by Michael Strong.
The lily is by A Capella.

Have a creative day!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gesso Springtime

Here another card with the gesso background technique.
You find the tutorial in my previous post on this blog:
The tulips in my garden inspired me to make this card.

For this card I used:
Club Scrap Raku paper
Tulip and egg stamp by Michael Strong
Sentiment by CTMH

These tulips are in my garden and don't they look perfect?!
Have a creative day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Today I have a tutorial for you with
This is what you need:
* paper
* stamp
* sponge
* paper plate
* inkpads (I used distress inks)
* glimmermist
* heatgun
* scrap paper to work on
* box to spray in

1. Put some gesso on a paper plate and
use a sponge to dab some on your stamp.

2. Stamp several times on your background paper.
Then right away wash your stamp and sponge.

3. Dry your gesso well before doing the next step.

4. Use a sponge to rub the ink of the inkpad
on the background paper. I used worn lipstick and
victorian velvet on the outside.

5. When finished sponging, take some glimmermist.
Here is creme du rouge by Tattered Angels is used.
Don't forget to put the paper in a box when you spray.

6. Dry with heatgun.

7. This is the finished background, ready to use
for your card.

8. Finished card has a panel on top that is
 is stamped on the outside
with a multi color inkpad and embossed
with clear embossing powder.

9. Here you see the inside of the card.

close up.

Used stamps: Egg stamp large and small by Michael Strong
Used paper by Club Scrap - Raku kit.
Multicolor inkpad: kaleidacolor baby power.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

15 jaar/15 year

15 jaar geleden is
Michael Strong
begonnen met het maken van
rbber stempels. Hoe het allemaal
is gegaan, kun je hier lezen:

It has been 15 years ago that
Michael Strong
has started to make rubber stamps.
You can read all about it here:

Op de Michael Strong groep hebben we een challenge
om een kaart te maken met 15 elementen er op.
Dit is mijn bijdrage: 4 bloemen, 4 knoopen en 4 lintjes = 12
en daarbij nog 1 paneel en een lint en een knoop (=3) en maakt
samen 15 elementen. Deze bloemen zijn natuurlijk stempels
van Michael Strong. Het papier is van Club Scrap.

At the Michael Strong Yahoogroup we have a challenge
to make a card with 15 elements.
This is my contribution:
4 flowers, 4 buttons, 4 ribbons makes 12
and a panel, a ribbon and a button ( =3)
 makes together 15 elements.
The flowers are stamps by Michael Strong
and the papers are by Club Scrap.

Have a creative day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Toch wel hardstikke leuk die cupcakes, die je
nu overal tegen komt. Sinds ik de pons van het
cupcakje heb van Stampin'Up!
moet ik heb natuurlijk ook lekker veel gebruiken.
Dit kaartje is een soort doosjes kaart
en heb ik op Valita's Blog gevonden.

Gebruikte materialen:
punch en scrap papier: Stampin'Up!
plaatje: gevonden op internet

I love the theme of the cupcakes and now that I have my
stampin'Up! cupcake punch, I must use it a lot.
This card is a kind of box card that I found on

Punch and scrap paper: Stampin'Up!
Sentiment: Create with TLC
picture: found on internet

Hier het plaatje om ook te gebruiken.

Here is the picture, so you can use it too.

Have a yummy & creative day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

DTD April sketch

This is the April sketch for the

All the rukes and prizes you can read on their blog.
As DT member here is my sketch card

The digital stamp is colored with copic markers
and a gemstone glued on the chain.
The background of the beer lables I
googled on the internet.
The sentiment is printed with the computer.

Here a close-up. When you click on the picture it
will show you an even larger version.
For more sketch ideas:

Have a creative day!