Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hope you all have a 
Frightfully Fun Halloween!

My card is made with:
Michael Strong Halloween Silhouette stamps
Michael Strong Halloween Confetti
Tim Holtz Sizzix rosette die
Tim Holtz Shatter Stencil (spiderweb)
Michael Strong Number stamps
Prickley & Pear sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz sentiment inside

Background for this card is torn
paper strips glued to a piece of
cardstock and cut to the desired size.
On top of the torn paper the stencil is used.

Inside the card.

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Club ScrapLock & Key Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly 
Blog Hop to share with you
the artwork you can make with the monthly kit.
This month the kit is called Lock & Key.

I hope you have  arrived here from Tricia's Blog
with  her inspirational creativity. If you lose your way
you can always go back to the 
with all the participants.
As I have been away this month to the US
for the Club Scrap Retreat in Wisconsin,
I did not have time to make some elaborate projects,
but with Club Scrap's beautiful paper
that is not a problem.
So I made this simple scrapbook page for
the weekly chronicles (as I have fallen behind).

With this page I do not follow any theme,
but week 42 is all about the being at the Retreat!

If you care to ad the text,
please click on thepicture for a larger version.

I did however come up with a little project.
This is inspired by something I noticed
in the Botanic Gardenshop that I visited
on my last day in Chicago.
It is a necklace made out of paper rolls.
I can do this, I thought and here is 
my result:
I took 5 pieces of paper 2,5 x 2,5 inch,
bookbinding glue,a foam brush and
a brush with a handle that is not to thick
toroll the paper around.

Next you take one square of paper. First roll it a few
 times around the handle of the brush you choose.
Add a little glue at the end and roll it tight and close.

Do this with all pieces of paper.
Take a needle or something sharp to 
make a hole through the middle
of all the paper beads (not to thin).

Take some wire, make a loop in the midde of the wire first
and thread it through the paper beads. I then glued
the beads together. You can decorate it with some extra glass beads.
I use also a piece of the lace that came with the kit fordecoration.
Constructed the wire around the beads and added a key
at the bottom of the pendant.

I used a piece of leather to hang it from.
It came out pretty neat and it is fun to wear too.
I just tie it around my neck with a bow.
(Click on the picture for more detail)

Next you will be wonderfully surprised
She always finds the cutes projects for you.

Hope to see you again for next month
blog hop when the Fire and Ice collection
is out and about.
Have fun hopping around!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trick or Treat

Here another card to inspire you for Halloween.
This time I used Michael Strongs
Halloween Silhouettes.
You can find the stamps HERE.

As this card has a completely different
background as yesterday, i will share again
how i made this background with you.
First you cut a circle with a large punch
or use a spellbinder. Save the paper
you cut it from, you need it too.
I used 3 different colors of orange ink
and a sponge.

Start with the lightest color close to the circle
and make it darker towards the outside.

When finished with orange, take yellow ink
and the piece of paper you cut the circle from
to color the circle on the inside.

To make the earth under the moon use some
post it paper that you tear. You can either color
all of it black in one go, or

move the paper several times to have mire structure.
It is an old trick, but much loved.

Here you see the finished background before
the cat is stamped on the moon.

The bats are cut out with the
Halloween Confetti dies
and the sentiment on the card
is from Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set.

Hope I have given you some inspiration!

Have a creative day!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Scarry Jewel

I made this card for the Jewel Challenge
in the Michael Strong stampgroup.

Not only is there glimmer on the background,
thereare always jewel  on the spiders.

The sentiment I found on internet
and I share with you below.
Grab it with the righmouse click.
The hand is a Tim Holtz Sizzix die.

I want to share with you
how i made the background of the card.

First I used this spiderweb border punch
to punch out several borders.
With these borders I covered a white card.
I taped them down,so they would not move.

I used silver and black china glimmer mist
to spray over the spiderwebborders.I dried it
with my heat gun. When allwas drie I took away the 
punch borders and was left with a beautiful
glimmer background.

And the spiders are a die from
Michael Strong's Halloween Confetti set.
You find it HERE.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tim Holtz October tag: Halloween and Fall

Here we go again for Tim Hotz's challenge
for the 12 tags. After reading the instructions
I started makeing the background for my tag and 
in a juffy i had 3 tags ready and I was having some
different ideas for making the tag.
One was more fall and another more Halloween,
so here I share with you the results of the tags
that I made:

The first one is the Halloween tag and I used
the same frame as on Tim's tag, but I did not
have the enbossing powder,so I only added
glossy accent. 

For the background of the tag I used some 
Tim Holtz stamps and some Michael Strong
stamps. The boo! stamp is a foam stamp
from an unknown manufacturer.

The bats and the birds are dies from Michael Strong.
You find the Michael Strong stamps and dies HERE.

Here is the finished tag,
the witch is stamped and embossed with black embossing
 powder. The animals are cut out of black paper and 
covered with glossy accent.
The next tag is the fall tag with cut out
leaves (thank you Marjie!!) I just love
how the leaves turned out with the spiderweb
stamped on them and some with a spider too. 
All leaves are covered with glossy accent.

Happy Fall is stamped with a tiny alphabet
I have from SU!.

For the last tag I suddenly had Movember
in my head. At the end of October one is already thinking
   of what to do in the next month. 
November is the month for  awareness for prostate cancer
and men are growing mustaches. I love using the
mustache stamp, for my dh always has one.

Thank you for looking and I always love it when you leave
a comment to my post. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Have a creative day!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday Sketch: Pumpkin Latte

Here is my Saturday Sketch card for 
the Michael Strong Stampgroup.
As Halloween is close, I came up
with this idea after I had tasted
pumpkin latte for the first time in
my life when I was in the US last week.

You might frown,but then we do not celebrate
Halloween in The Netherlands and have not
everything pumpkin over here.

I think pumpkin latte is YUMMY!!!

For this card I used Michael Strongs coffee stamps.
I stamped the steam in versamark and embossed wih
clear embossing powder. After the heating I used
orange glimmer mist and 2 orange colors of distress stain.
When all was dry I took the stain stencil by Tim Holtz
and walnut stain ink with a blending tool to
finish the background.

The text i found on internet and printed out for
this card in a small size (2"x2")
and the cupis embossed with white glittery 
embossing powder. 
If you like to use this sentiment too, 
you can save it with the right mouse click
from below. Now I will hunt for
pumpkin latte in The Netherlands!

Have a creative day!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pink Ribbon

October is Pink Ribbon month:
Breast Cancer awareness,
but there are so many other deseases
that need attention and cures,
so Paulette from Create with TLC
made a very clever digital image
that you can use with other 
colors of ribbons.
Below you see all kinds of colored
ribbons and the desease that goes with it,
is written underneath to give
you more ideas of the use of the 
sentiment. You find the sentiment

I found an irisfolding template online:
and thought this was great to use for 
my card, for you can also fold the ribbon
in any color you like.I used some plain pink and 
glitter pink paper.

Here is the template,
but know this is not mine but
from Melissa.If you like irisfolding
take another look on her blog for
 she has more free templates there.

Have a creative day!