Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Simon Says: Stencil It


For this week there is a stencil challenge on the 
This is what I came up with:
but I did not have the raffia (which I thought looked like fn).
I looked through all my stuff and asked around, but nobody
had any. Then today I went shopping and suddenly it was 
there waiting for me, yeah!!
So I had to try to make the carrot:
Borring! So I got out my stencils and new dies
and this is the result:

This is what I used:
Bottlebrush Trees CMS455
Crazy Talk CMS236
Bunny Stitch Thinlits
Thatched stencil THS104
Distress oxide inks
green raffia

Thank you for looking
and I hope you have a wonderful
creative and caffinated day!

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Simon Says: Spring and/or Easter


Another challenge card, this time for the 
The theme is Spring and/or Easter.
This time it is a Spring birthday card.

Outside the bulbs are popping up and the birds sing their song.
I found some lovely bird design paper in my $$ store and
used it for this card in combination with 
Michael Strong's small hummingbird clingmount stamp.
I made this gatefold card. The squares on top of the card
open like a lock. One is fastened on the right side
and the other on the left side of the card.
This is the inside and here you see that on both sides there is a square.
The sentiment i used on the front and on the inside is from
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk CMS236.
This is how the cards stands and you can see how the lock works.

The little hummingbirds are embossed in white or gold
and colored with pencil.

Thank you for looking
and I hope you have a caffinated creative day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Simon Says: Easter/Spring


Good Morning fellow crafters!

Hope your day is going fine and Spring is here.
In my place - The Netherlands - it is cloudy and rainy.
Only from the flowers that are popping up in my garden 
I can see that Spring is here.

So my idea for the 
is to make a fun and colorful card.
Got Tim's Crazy Catz out and some Easter colors
to make this fun card.
Here you can see the colors I used.
The egg stamp is from the set Mini Blueprints 2 CMS146 and
the sentiment is from Craze Talk CMS236.

I colored the images with copic ciao markers.

Thank you for looking
and wishing you a creative
and caffinated day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Simon Says: Tag it!

Here I am with another card for Simon Says Stamp.
This time it is for the 
Tag it
and I also combined it with the 
    challenge on Instagram.   

For my card I used a #8 tag and colored it with
different green distress inks.
Next i die cut the honeycomb and used the same
distress colors a little on the honeycomb diecut.

Then I used stamps by Michael Strong
(the tulip and the bee) and colored the tulip with 
pencil on the kraft paper.
The sentiment is from Small Tag stickers from
Tim Holtz idea-ology.

Here is the finished tag.

The inspiration for this tag came when 
I saw the first tulip in my garden. 
Now I know for sure Spring is around the corner

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Monday, March 13, 2023

Simon Says: Emboss it

Slothy Coffee

Here is my entry for the emboss challenge on
The Simon Says Monday Blog Challenge.
The challenge is:  embossing it.

I used two embossing folders for this card: the beans and the spotches.
The sentiment is printed with the computer, the bowler hat is from the
Tim Holtz set Crazy Things CMS237 and the slothy is a stamp by my
friend Donna (who is working on a digital oinline shop).

For coloring I used ciao copic markers.

Thank you for looking
and have a caffinated fun day!