Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge: Pinterest



Welcome to the Club Scrap
Artist Team Challenge.

Don't you love Pinterest? We all do!
So we made it a challenge. Choose a pin

You can see the start of the hop on the
find all the details and all the participants.

Now I hope you came over here from
and see her choice and wonderful project.

I needed a quick and easy project, for I had not much time
so I choose Tricia's businesscard holder 
(wanted to makes it when I saw it before)
and you find Tricia's tutorial here.

It is such an easy project, that I made 3!

It is perfect for some of the wonderful paperpieces
I still have lying around from precious Club Scrap kits.

For one cardholder you need a piece of 4 3/4 x 10 inch.
I Cut up these papers and grabbed my scoreboard.
After scoring you need to do some cutting:
And to fold and glue is easy peasy!

Now for some decorating!
Looking through my boxes for ribbons and sentiments.

My businesscards fit perfectly!

Here a little different box. I made two of the same paper. 
One of the boxes I cut the flapp off and glued it to the one
with the flap. This way you have two compartments, great if you
want to take your personal card and your business card.
Or you can use it to hise some choclate, like I did here.
Great for a gift!

Now there is more to see, so hop over to
and see what she has in store for you.
Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Club Scrap August Technique Challenge: Heat-Embossing


On the Club Scrap Blog there is a technique challenge
every month. This month it is heat-embossing
and this is my card with the sea horse stamp from the 

To give my card more depth I took a variety of inks
from very light to dark brown.


Start stamping with the lightest color a few sea horses.

The next color and a few sea horses.
And the next color,

The the last layer is with versamark and 
black embossing powder.

After layering the card on dark brown paper I mounted
the panel on kraft colored paper from another kit. 
The sentiment and the sea star are both from the 
Lagoon kit.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday color and sketch challenge: Lily

Today I am a little late with getting my card ready.
My grandson wanted to come and craft - he had been on vacation.
He remembered a card I made with monkeys and now he
wanted to make some too!

So late afternoon, when Owen was back home,
 I had time to make my card.
I choose another sketch and color challenge for my card.
Then I prepared dinner and it is now after dinner,
 that I have time to write my post.

For this card I used
Michae Strong's Lily stamp set
and the Hello sentiment stampset by Stampin'Up!.


The sketch is from the 

These colors are from the
 I started making the background first.
Stamping the lily backgroundstamp and embossing it with 
clear embossing powder. The using wilted violet
distress oxide  ink with the direct paper technique.

With the left over ink on my craftsheet, I colored the 
large lily stamp and after finishing coloring, I cut the flower.
First stamping the sentiment and next adding the flower
to the card. making the flower a little more interresting
by adding a few drops of glitter glue and smearing
this all over the flower with my finger.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday sketch card: turtle birthday

For my card today I combined a sketch and a color challenge again.
This seems to be a great combination.

The color challenge is from the 
where I was chosen one of the six last week.
Thank you!


and the sketch challenge is from the

I used these two colors of oxide inks
and a watercolor brush for coloring the turtle.

Stamps used:
Michael Strong coffee steam
Michael Strong cloisonné sea turtle

First the steam and the bubbles in grean
and the turle on another piece of paper.
Coloring the turtle with the inks and cutting out.
I stamped the turtle twice to cut out the schield
of the turtle to add this with foam tape and 
decorating this with sticky gemstones.

The sentiment is from Stampin'funn.
Couldn't resisit decorating the inside too.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Color Challenge

These beautiful colors on the
looked very appealing to me
and I just had to make a card with them.

Used stamps:
Stampin'Up! Beautiful You and Timeless Textures stampsets.

I started making the background with these 3 colors of 
distress oxide inks: fossilized Amber, spiced Marmelade
and Worn Lipstick. I used watercolor paper.

Addinkg the ink direct to my craft sheet and spraying
some water onto the ink and also on the watercolor paper.

Than getting the paper on the craftsheet and 
taking the ink on the paper.

So much ink was left, that I ended up with 2 pieces
of background paper.

After stamping the image to the background, I used the left
over ink from the craftsheet to color the image.

For the skirt i added some pink glitter glue.

Some of the left over paper I used to decorated the 
inside of the card.

The left over piece of watercolor paper I used 
to make my card for the Art Neko Blog today.

For this card I used two stamps: the big one in the middle that is 
embossed with silver embossing powder is the Circle Medallion
of Flowers on a bed of calligrapy. I decorated the circle
also with yellow sticky pearls.

On the border of the card I used the ginkgo leaf pair stamp
and finished off the card with an organza hot pink ribbon.
Matting the background to silver paper and to
the pink card I now have two cards for the color challenge.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Color and sketch challenge with coffee

Happy Wednesday fellow Stampers!
Today a combination of a sketch and a color challenge in my card.

The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog.

And you find the color challenge on the

All the papers for the card (even design paper) are
from Stampin'Up!. The sentiment and the coffeebeans
are stamps from the set  Cup of Cheer Every Day Life
by CTMH and the girls are from American Art stamp.
On the cups ad the beans there are a few drops of
 glossy accent added.

Thank you for looking
and have a latte great day!