Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chineese New Year: Goat

Today I share with you my card for the Chinese New Year.
You can read all about it here:
It is on Thursday Febuary 19, 2015.

For this occasion Michael Strong has made a 
digital goat image that you can download for
free from his blog here:

You also find an explanation on how you
can use the digital image and change it
in a photoprogram called picasa.

Also I did use some real stamps.
The sentiment and the little goats are from
a Art Neko set called:
You will have this for a long time,for it \has all
the symbols for all the Chinese years.

Now there is more to the card, for when you
 open it up, it looks like this:
Yes, inside it is a pop-up card!
In the red layer, I cut this strip before glueing
it to the yellow layer. This way I could add
the goat to pop up.
On the top,behind the goat, I added Mike's
mini stars,representing the fireworks.
It is stamped and embossed with red embossing powder.

On the goat I added a few glitter stones.
On the bottom of the card I created a place
were to add  you can add some words
and your name with the decoration of
the Art Neko stamps.

Thank you for looking!
Have a creative day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Constellations

Where has the first month of 2015 gone?!
Here we are with anothe Club Scrap Blog Hop.
This month the name of the kit is:

Hope you have arrived here from
Marya's Blog
and seen her wonderful project.
Just a note: if you happen to loose your way,
you find all the participants on the
Here is my project:
It is a gatefold card with a surprise inside
For this card I started with a 8,5 x 11 inch piece of cardstock.
The finished card is 5,5 x 8,5 inch. Yes a large card.
The paper is  folded it outside in like this.
So when you close it, it looks like this.

For the inside of the card I cut two papers
of 5,25 x 8,25 inch
One of the two pieces can be a decorated piece of paper
and the other piece can be plain (black here).
The black paper needs to be scored at
0.25" and 4,25" leaving another 4"left.
Leave this on your table for later on,.
Now we are on to the decoration.
For decoration I used a calendar. Yes in January I alsways
make lots of calendar cards, this way my card is of use
for my friends the whole year round!

I found this free printable calendar here:

The finished panel looks like this.
Behind the calendar I added a piece of
constellation paper colored with ink with a blending tool
and added some shiny dots that came with the kit
to give it some bling.

Now here you see the construction of the inside
of the card:
Yes: inside the card is an easel construction!
So the 0.25" part of the black paper is glued to the 
card and the other part is folded in half.
On the lower part of the black paper you glue
the panel with the calendar.
The othe side looks like this.
But you know an easel card stands up.
For this you make some decoration
underneath the bottom part of the card
and your card looks like this:
I used the "wish"stencil that also came with the kit
and stamped a birthday sentiment from 

To make the card stand up I tied a ribbon on the top
of the wish with a button from my stash.
Now the card can stand behind the button.

Now we are nearly finished.
We just need something to keep the card closed.
I made a beld around the card by using the black paper
again. The strip is 2 x 12 inch.Just fold it around the
card for size and glue ends together. I used this map
on top for decoration,but you could also add a sentiment
on top. Colored with inkpad and blending tool
and some dots for extra bling.

Before sending you off to the next blog, I just  have
to share this card with you:
This card just popped into my head,
remembering the stencil and stamps I have from 
the set "A girls night out" that go perfectly
with the Consellation stamp sentiment for a wonderful
Valentine card. The sparkly stars are made with 
another fun stencil from the Sparkle kit with
a sparkly dot in the middle.
I started out this card with the stenciled girl
in ash and the smaller girlis stamped. I love it
when i can combine some of my older stamps and stencils!!

Ok, this is enough for today.I have a scrap page nearly finished,
bu for that you have to come back another day.
Now you will be in for more inspiration on 

Thank you for looking and I end with
my grandson's favourite quote:

Have a creative day!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Scrap Page: Omaday

This year I also want to incorporate pages
in the Project Life style and this is the first one.

Project Life has pocket sleeves where you can add
your photo's and journaling.

If you never heared of this, here is an introduction:

It is a fun and quickway to make a page.

You see here the use of  Stampin'Up! papers
and the use of the owl punch ( made into a penguin)
and Michael Strong's alphabet stamps.

The penguins that are stamped are from an old
StampinÚp Set, but i am glad I did not do these away.
These sets are called;
Penguin Pleasantries and
Penguin Paradise.

Thanks for looking,
have acreative day!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday card: winterchallenge

Here is my card for the winterchallenge by
on the Michael Strong stampgroup.

The challenge is to make an all white card.

I started to use a snowflake die and cut this
out first. When I had it cut out,I embossed
the paper with the swiss dots.
Then the cut out part is placed bach and only
glued in the middle with a piece of foam tape.

Next I stamped the larger and smaller flower by Michael Strong
and embossed themboth in white. Then cut themout and shaped them
before they are on top of each other and fastned with
a pearly brad.

There even is a fitting sentiment embossed in white.
it is from an old Stampin'Up! set and says:
Snowflakes are falling, winter is calling.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tim Holtz: tag for January

I am very happy Tim Holtz will keep the
tag challange going. So here I am with the January tag.
This isy variation of the tag and techniques
you can find on the Tim Holtz Blog
This is my tag. No,it is not me that is
pregnant,but my daughter and she discovered
it is going to be twins! I thought  this
was just the right number for this tag.
These are the colors I have used for the
background. Pink and Blue.....not knowing the 
gener of the babies, so it can be boys, girls
or boy and girl, that is still a surprise!

I started with the dictionary tissue wrap
as a background, before adding the paint and the spray.

It is hard to make a picture of the real color,
for the silver comes through real nice.

The big two is cut out with the cricut
and i painted it black and added glitter glue
(also bad for making pictures)/ The tiny
pacifier are on tine pegs,so cute to ad to the ribbon.

Yes, this is the real ultrasound and it looks so beautiful!
Remembering my first ultrasound of my daughter.
That many years ago they were somuch more blurry,
i was told were they baby could be seen,but today
it is totally clear to see the babies.
We are in for a wonderful new adventure!

Thank you for looking and I am looking forward to
tag #2.

Have a creative day!

Sunday Scrap Page: bye 2014

Here is the last page of 2014.

For this I used paper and stencil from 
Club Scrap Reunion kit and some acrylic paints.
Also did some extra papers for
future projects.
With a soft sponge brush I added the colors.
Keepthe paint light and let someof the paper see
through. Start with one colorin severalpages
and then add the next and the next.Three colors
is what I used: red, blue.light brown.
Here you see the page with the stencil
and all colors on it.

Here the stencilis lifted of.

Some of the paers I did and you will soon see
what I had in mind to do with them.
Yournalling done with the computer and
with the fonts that belong to the Club Scrap Reunion 
kit.You find the links to the fonts HERE.

For this border I used Michael Strongs Alphabet and number 
stamps.They are stamped in versamark and embossed in red.
When finished I added a touch of blue ink. Then all the ovals were 
cut out and with a punch I made 7 red ovals to add to the letters
and numbers.

Thank you for looking and see you next time.

Have a creative day!