Thursday, December 31, 2009

Glittering Flower Pocket

What a week it has been! Christmas was great this year; I received a lot of crafting stuff as gifts!! But I had to wait to try everything out because when I came home there was a lot waiting for me. The days before Christmas where so busy so I couldn't found the time to organize everything. I am happy that everything is all set now and that I am free again! I love to craft in my free time, so I made something new today! Today's creation was made for: There She Goes -- Flowers Little Red Wagon -- Flowers Crafty Creations Challenge -- GLITTER and BLING Creative Card Crew -- Anything Goes Rosie-D's Challenge -- Free Theme Lexi Creations -- Pastel Colours P.S. Due to a technical problem I had to remove my previous post of this same message including the comments made by several persons. I am really sorry they could not be saved!
I wanted to thank all my new and old followers for all the great and sweet comments this year and wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Forever Friends

Hi! Are you all stressed out for the Christmas days too? I'm really going crazy here, had still so much to do!! To relax a little I wanted to make a new card, and because I love the pocket cards I made a new one today! Ps. It's hard to see but the bears are made in 3D ;-) Today's creation was made for: Crafty Creations Challenge -- Free theme C.R.A.F.T. Challenge -- Free theme Charisma Cardz -- Anything - but Christmas! Polka Doodles -- Make anything you like! Creative Card Crew -- Anything Goes
I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Special gift for Mom & Winner of Whiff of Joy Images

Hi everyone!
Only 5 days until Christmas, it's cold outside and we had a national weather alarm here in the Netherlands! Absolutely a good time to show a Christmas creation and announce the winner of the 5 Whiff of Joy Christmas images to make it a little warm! I made a gift card for my mom (yes I know, I am really going to spoil her this Christmas!!). I wanted to use my new hot fix tool but realized that I didn't have enough stones to make the word "Mom" so I decided to do it the old way: gluing! Today's creation was made for: Creative Card Crew -- Anything Goes Stamp Something -- "Holiday Somethings" Polka Doodles -- Make anything you like! Stamptacular Sunday -- Multi-Folds The Corrosive Challenge -- Blingy Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge -- Special Christmas Card Closer look at "Mom" The card inside is written in Dutch and means "2 days Antwerp with your youngest doughter! You will stay in the Sandton Hotel in the center of the city" I am happy that my mom understands that she really has to stay away from my blog until Christmas! ;-) And now the second part of the post! The winner of the Whiff of Joy images!
The winner picked by the random number generator is.....
... ... ...
38. Durvina! Congrats Durvina, please send me your address by email, you can find it through my profile!
Thanks everybody for your sweet comments!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Wonderland Gift bag

Hi!!! It is incredible how tired one can be after a few days of shopping, watching movies and playing cards! ;-) I had a lot of fun with my mom, but I also missed my blog and crafting very much! So when my mom went home, I started a new project; a gift bag for her for Christmas! I decided to use some images of the christmas collection from Magnolia from this year and the year before! And because I wanted to make a scene I searched for winter wallpapers on the internet ;-) Today's creation was made for: Kaboodle Blog -- Sparkling Winter Crafty Ann's Challenge -- Non traditional Christmas colors Simon Says Challenge -- Merry Christmas Bee Crafty -- No card, Christmas Stamptacular Sunday -- Non traditional Christmas colors The Corrosive Challenge -- Winter Wonderland! Front: Back: Ingredients: Paper -- White, Aqua and Grey cardstockpaper Image -- Magnolia Glitter -- Stickles Coloring Medium -- Derwent Coloursoft Pencils Flowers -- Crealies, (CL CF 07) Swirls -- Crealies, (CL CS 01)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Gift box & Something to offer!

Hi Everyone! Here's a quick post. My mom is visiting us for a couple of days so I haven't got much time to spend on my blog or for making cards! I made a little gift box for Christmas (for my mom, before she came here today hihihi!) I also wanted to offer a little gift here so check to bottom of this post!!! Today's creation was made for: Die cut Dreams Challenge -- ****Glitter Me Silly **** Sophisticat Challenge -- IT'S XMAS THEME....ANYTHING GOES The Pink Elephant -- Winter and/or Christmas Stamp with fun -- Little presents Creative Inspirations Challenge -- "Christmas Gift" Double Dutch -- Package for a Christmas gift Anyone for Anya? -- Bling It On And now the second part of this post: I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and left me a nice comment on my Frosty Snowman. It was so incredible to read so many sweet reactions! So I want to offer a little package with 5 images of the Christmas collection from Whiff of Joy. All you need to do is post a comment and you will be in the random drawing for these images. It will close on Saturday December 19th, at midnight CET, and I will do the drawing on Sunday December 20th.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Frosty the Snowman

Before going to today's card I would like to thank Katja very much for being awarded the Your Blog is Fabulous for the second time! That is really kind and I feel honoured! I was also very surprised to find my name in the top three of the Polka Doodles Challenge! It is the first time that I win something this way instead of at random, so I appreciate this very much. Today I finally managed to do something again. I had started with a different project but that didn't work out so I started with a different card. For this card I initially used a sketch but that didn't work out again so I decided to leave the sketch and go by my own design. I used a large amount of stickles but am not convinced that they really show that well. Have a nice weekend everyone! Today's card was made for: The Pink Elephant -- Your Favorite Christmas Color Combo Cupcake Craft Challenges -- Christmas Song "Frosty The Snowman" Kaboodle Blog -- Snowflakes Crafty Calendar Challenge -- Winter Sparkle A Spoon Full of Sugar -- Monochromatic Die Cuts R Us Design Team -- Project with a Holiday Feel Simon Says Challenge -- Let it Snow Creatalicious -- Something for Christmas Creative Inspirations -- Non-Traditional Christmas Colours Paperplay Challenges -- Inspiration from a movie "The Snowman" (1982) Stamp Something -- Winter Wonderland. Just Magnolia -- Christmas Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge -- Snow Crafting Kimmie Stamps -- Sparkle, Baby!! Crazy 4 Challenges -- Snow Stamptacular Sunday -- Let It Shine! Ingredients: Paper -- White glittering carstockpaper Pattern paper -- DCWV, Big Stack #6 Image -- Magnolia Ribbon -- Action Glitter -- Stickles Coloring Medium -- Derwent Coloursoft Pencils Blue Stars -- Action Flowers -- Crealies, (CL CF 07) Swirls -- Crealies, (CL CS 01)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Your Blog is Fabulous" Award

First I wanted to say many thanks to te very talented and lovely Cheryl for the "Your Blog is Fabulous!" Award! Please pop over here to see te awesome creations Cheryl makes! I am supposed to list five things I am obsessed with, and then pass it on to five other bloggers... 1. Blogging 2. Online Gaming (Board games) 3. Crafting (offcourse!) 4. Chocolate ;) 5. Last but not least: Shopping! And the fabulous blogs I follow that so deserve this award are: 1. Mandy -- A Sprinkling of Glitter 2. Bea -- Bea's Scrapcards 3. Sarah -- Sarah's Little Creations 4. Wendy -- Wendy, Bezig met van alles... 5. Deanna -- Dee's Paper Tree

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Get Well Anya

Since so many people have fallen ill lately I thought it might be a good idea to make a Get Well card. For the Colour Create Challenge we were asked to use the colours purple, aqua, black and white, and I must say that it is an awesome combination! Today's card was made for: Truly Scrumptious -- Sketch Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge -- Recipe Colour Create Challenge -- Purple, Aqua, Black & White Stamp Something -- Glitzy Somethings Anyone for Anya? -- Anything Goes.. Ingredients: Paper -- Purple and Aqua carstockpaper Pattern paper -- Clare Curd Signature Range Big One paper pack Image -- The Greeting Farm Ribbon -- Stash Glitter -- Stickles Coloring Medium -- Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Warm Wishes

Computers are the greatest things when they work, but if they don’t then they can be really annoying! The past few days my computer has been leading a life of its own, apparently because some kind of virus had it infected it. But it’s all solved now although it took me a lot of time which I had rather spent on visiting your blogs! Sorry about that! In January a new challenge blog will start which I’d love to participate in. The owners are looking for guest designers for which a challenge was created: Non Christmas colours! Have a look at the blog: Scrapcards Challenge Today I worked with Distressing ink for the first time and I love it! I see great potential in it. For my current card I started with treating all the borders. When I could not find a suitably coloured ribbon I treated that too. Furthermore I found my embossed paper to be too dark so I sanded and treated the white areas that appeared with distress ink. Today's card was made for: Papertake Weekly Challenge -- Sketch Scrapcards Challenge -- Non Christmas colours (Guest Designer Position) A Spoon Full of Sugar -- Non traditional coloured Xmas Paperplay Challenges -- Non Christmas colours Project Tuesday -- Easel Card 2 Red Bananas -- Stay Warm Die cut Dreams Challenge -- ****Hot Chocolate****
Paper -- Red, Green and Silver cardstockpaper
Pattern Paper -- DCWV, Mini Stack #3
Image -- Whiff of Joy
Ribbon -- Action
Distress ink -- Tea Dye
Charm -- Unknown
Coloring Medium -- Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Anya

180 days.... If I say it like that, it sounds as a long time.. but time flies! I was shocked when I saw on my blog that there are 180 days left on my weddingcounter. 180 days to find the perfect dress, cake, everything! I'm really happy that we found the location already (a genuine castle, like in a fairytale!). But there is still so much to do, like making the invitations! Funny to see how much time you need to organize the perfect wedding ;) In the meantime, I'll make cards, like today ;) Today's card was made for: Anyone for Anya? -- Sketch The Pink Elephant -- Use your Favorite Coloring Medium Simon Says Challenge -- Charms Nutshells -- Ribbon Crafty Catz -- Green,Red and Silver Crafting Kimmie Stamps -- Some sort of texture on your card Anya Ink -- Christmas La-La Land Crafts -- Buttons Allsorts challenge -- Buttons Ingredients: Paper -- Red, Green and Silver cardstockpaper Pattern Paper -- Stash Image -- The Greeting Farm Buttons -- Stash Ribbon -- Action Glitter -- Stickles Charms -- Action Coloring Medium -- Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas is all around!

23 days left before christmas and I'm in the mood! I spent the past few days shopping with my mom, because we really needed a christmas tree and everything to decorate! When I came home I couldn't wait to set it all up, so my tree is done and it is really gorgeous! I would love to have it the whole year because it is so cozy! After this post I'll drop myself on the coach with hot chocolate. I hate the weather at this time of the year, but Christmas is a wonderful time!


Today's card was made for:

Paperplay Challenges -- Sketch Charisma Cardz -- Christmas 2 Red Bananas -- Christmas Stamp with fun -- Christmas Creative Card Crew -- Christmas Cupcake Craft Challenges -- Red & Green The Corrosive Challenge -- Red & Green Rosie-D's Challenge -- Red & Green and a bit of bling! Ingredients: Paper -- Red & Green cardstockpaper Pattern Papers -- Stash Image -- C.C. Designs Punch Snowflake -- Unknown Ribbon -- Kruitvat Eyelets -- Unknown Glitter -- Stickles Sentiment -- Made with Microsoft Word

Monday, November 30, 2009

Heavenly Christmas

First, I want to say thank you to Peet and Kimmie, who gave me the Kreativ Blog Award. I feel honoured, but I already did the blog "rules" after receiving it last week. Today I really wanted to try to make a cute christmas card, but this time without the normal christmas colours. (Green, Red and Gold). I'm quite happy with the result. I gave the space around the stamp a bit of colour with a blue coloured chalk, which might be a low-budget alternative for people without an airbrush ;) Today's card was made for: Creative Inspirations -- Sketch Pollycraft Monday Challenge -- Christmas Papertake Weekly Challenge -- Christmas Polka Doodles -- Recipe Humble Pie Stamps -- Monochromatic Colour scheme Crafty Catz -- Angel or a fairy on creation Crazy 4 Challenges -- Punch Happy


Paper -- Silver and grey cardstockpaper Pattern Papers -- DCWV, Big Stack #6 Image -- C.C. Designs, Punch Snowflake -- Unknown Ribbon -- Hema Eyelets -- Unknown Glitter -- Stickles Turqoise and Frosted Lace

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thank You Girl

Kimmie, one of my best friends, comes by weekly to craft together which was today. I wanted to make a creation with fresh colours, so I decided to work with blue and pink. Today's card was made for: Friday Sketchers -- Sketch Digital Tuesday Challenge -- Thank You Stamp Something -- Thank You 2 Red Bananas -- Thank You
Paper -- Silver cardstockpaper Pattern Papers -- DCWV, Mini Stack #3 and Big Stack #6 Image -- C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies, Gretel Die cut -- Crealies, (CL CF 06) Ribbon -- Action Sentiment -- Made with Microsoft Word

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Funky Angel

I was cleaning up my cupboard today and found a nice image from The Greeting Farm among my stuff. I had tucked away to make something from it in the future but totally forgotten about it. I instantly fell in love with it again and decided to do something with it right away. Normally it takes me some time to make a card but this one went really smoothly!
Today's card was made for:
Creative Inspirations -- SPARKLE! Cute Card Thursday -- Card for Teenagers Dare you 2 digi stamp Challenge -- Glitter Charisma Cardz -- Sketch
Paper -- Black and Silver cardstockpaper Pattern Papers -- Forever Friends, For You.. Paper pad Image -- The Greeting Farm, Angel Anya Die cut -- Crealies, (CL CS 01) Ribbon -- Action Glitter -- Stickles

Kreativ Blogger Award

I was given this blog award by Mariska, Jacintha and by Wendy, thank you sooooooo much ladies!
These are the blog award "rules."
1. Copy the award to your site
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Identify seven things about myself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers
5. Link to those on your blog
6. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.
Seven things about myself:
1. I always spend too much money in crafting stores 2. I'm continuously looking for new crafting stores in my area though I find myself having less and less difficulties with driving farther 3. My other hobby is Tarot readings 4. I enjoy spending my last bit of leisure time on watching television series and movies 5. During the last six months I spent more time on making cards than ever before 6. My mother and mother in law are my biggest fans and they buy a lot of my cards 7. They made me realise that everyone has their own preferences, which inspired me to broaden my scope of card themes to meet these preferences Here are the 7 bloggers I am giving this award to: 1. Karen -- Cozy Frog 2. Christine -- Crafty Chris 3. Thea -- Krea "Teja" 4. Annemarie en Merit -- Scrapcard Girls 5. Donna -- Craftheadcase 6. Cheryl -- Creative Atc's & Cards 7. Patti J -- Cherisch Each Precious Day

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Kitty Cat

Hello again everyone! Such kind reactions I had on my blog during the past days! It's wonderful to read these, especially on a less joyful day which really brighten up things for me. Today something exciting happened: I won another Blog Candy! It's 26 Whiff of Joy prints from the Christmas series! Guess I'll be making Christmas cards some more. And that is quite a coincidence because just before winning this candy I had decided to make one. I'm really not that much about making Christmas cards and I didn't really have a lot of paper to choose from. It's not that I'm against Christmas but making cards for that theme just isn't my thing. Nonetheless I wanted to try it again and when I look at the result I'm not entirely satisfied again though I can't figure out what exactly is my problem with it. Anyone'd like to share their thoughts, advice...? Today's card was made for: Inspirational Card Sketches -- Sketch Crafting Kimmie Stamps -- Christmas
Paper -- Red and Silver cardstockpaper Pattern Papers -- My Minds Eye
Image -- Stampavie, Gillian F Roberts
Die cut -- Flower, Crealies, (CL CS 01) Ribbon -- Hema (Dutch Warehouse)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sweet Forever Friends

Goodmorning to you all! Yesterday I spent too much money again in a crafting store. But that's just the way it goes and I'm sure most of you will recognise that. I acquired several Die Cuts, embossing plates and could not resist two paper pads of Forever Friends; they were the cutest things! Because my previous pocket card was so much fun to make I started on a new one right away. I'm curious to know what you think of it. Have a nice weekend! Today's card was made for: Creative Inspirations Challenge -- Pocket
Paper -- Purple cardstockpaper Pattern Papers -- Forever Friends, Party Time Paper pad
Ribbon -- Action

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Star is Born

Yesterday I suddenly realised that it was time to make another birth card because a friend of ours is expecting her first by the end of this month. Without realising it I made it for a boy...! Could that be a sign?? I enjoyed making the recent Easel card so much that I couldn't resist making another one. I'm really curious to read what you think of it! Today's card was made for: Friday Sketchers -- Sketch
Ingredients: Paper -- Blue, White and Yellow cardstockpaper
Pattern Papers -- Eline Image -- Penny Black
Die cut -- Flower, Crealies, (CL CS 01)
Sentiment -- Made with Microsoft Word

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fresh Pocket Card

Hi everyone!
Here's a quick post. I'm thinking of a warm bath right now just before going to bed, but I really wanted to share today's project! I saw on the Project Tuesday blog so many cute pockets cards that I wanted to make one too! It is really easy to make and I loved to do it, so it is possible that I will make one again very soon ;)
Today's card was made for: Project Tuesday -- Pocket card Simon Says Challenge -- Thinking of you Bee Crafty -- Pink and Green
Ingredients: Paper -- Green cardstockpaper Pattern Papers -- DCWV, Mini Stack #3 Die cut -- Crealies, (CL CS 01) Ribbon -- Action Sentiment -- Made with Microsoft Word