Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Feeling ill...

Just a few words to let you know that I've fallen ill. I'm sorry I haven't been as responsive as usual and I also can't make cards for a few days but I promise to be back really soon!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Spring sentiments in Autumn

Hi! Here'a a quick post before I go to sleep and go on my weekend to Germany! After the last post I didn't really find time anymore to respond to all the sweet comments, so sorry for that! But they are appreciated no less! As I wrote last time, here is a card with hand-made embossing. The sketch is from the Just Magnolia Challenge. The sketch from the Just Magnolia Challenge:
The stamp I used is a Magnolia stamp from the Fortune Collection called "Tilda with Clover" And the paper is again from the cheap shop called "Action"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My First Award!

I received this Award from Jacinta today!! Thanks a lot Jacinta, I am verry happy with it!!!
With this award come three rules.
1. Say thanks to the one you got this from (done!)
2. Tell 10 honest things about yourself: here it comes...
#1. There is no day without my blog! (will be difficult for me this weekend) #2. Next weekend I'll go on a weekend in Germany with friends #3. I'm going to miss you all very much!
#4. Next year I'm getting married (on 02-06-2010)
#5. I still haven't got a dress... #6. But there's a good reason for that: I really need to stop smoking before the wedding
#7. I'm dreaming of a really big extended scrap/hobby room.
#8. I just ordered a new paper pack and I already want more more more! ;)
#9. I'm addicted to card making!
#10. It was really difficult to find these things... but I pulled through!
3. I may give this award to 9 others...
#1. Kimmie
#2. Mariska #3. Nyna #4. Peet #5. Marley #6. Ilonka
#7. Sandra #8. Stempelientje #9. Karin

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gorjuss Lovely Girl..

Today I decided to make something with my embossing stencils, I haven't been using them for quite a while. Ever since I started working with scrap cards I found it rather difficult to combine both these techniques. But after admiring a lot of beautiful creations made with the nestabilities by so many of you it occurred to me that I might be able to do the same thing but just by hand. For all of you out there looking for the tools to incorporate nestabilities mechanically, I found out today that it is possible to do it all by hand. It's not a straightforward job though and I'm guessing that as always, practice makes perfect. I embossed the rims and then continued embossing the nearby inner surface. You don't have to treat the entire surface as the area near the outer borders is really sufficient to create that 3D effect. It worked out nicely for the card below, however, I found that it doesn't really come off in the photograph. I promise to post a second card in the next few days which will give you a more convincing glance! Altogether, nestabilities remain on my wishlist because they are simply that much easier to use ;-) I searched for a nice sketch and found one on the Paperplay Challenge. The sketch from the Paperplay Challenge:
The card is made with paper like many of my other cards, from the incredibly low-budget paper and a ribbon from the local store called "Action" -=voor de Nederlanders onder ons=- (I would love to hear any of the anglophones say that in Dutch out loud ;-) ). The stamp is from Sugar Nellie, Gorjuss Girls called "Little Goth Girl". It's hard to see but I wanted to give the space around the stamp a bit of colour so I used a blue coloured chalk.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cow with a grateful heart

Hi everyone, When I woke up this morning, it was cold and rainy. Not quite the weather to go outside but what a perfect lazy sunday for making cards! The Crazy 4 Challenges asks for a Thank You card which got me thinking and I eventually came up with another black & white card. The sketch is from the Papertake Weekly Challenge. The Sketch from Papertake Weekly Challenge:
The paper is, as with many of my cards, from a small nearby shop with cheap household products. The stamp is a Penny Black stamp called "Got Love?" I doubling the flowers and parts of the stamp adding a nice 3D effect.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Celebration Bella

Hi anyone! Today I wanted to make a birthday card because two challenges asked for celebration cards: the Saturday Challenge and the Creative Card Crew Challenge. Crazy 4 Challenges ask for Stitched creations. I searched for a nice sketch and found one on the blog of Sketch Saturday. They wanted a creation with animals but I couldn't find a stamp for that so I only used the sketch! The card I made: The sketch from Sketch Saturday: The paper is from the Clare Curd Signature Range Big One paper pack and I used a Stamping Bella stamp called "Cakeabella"coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. The stitches were made, as always ;-) , by hand.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Black and White Sweety!

Today a was a bit stuck on ideas which somehow didn't come out the way I imagined them. I wanted to make something different, but didn't know what. After several disappointing attempts I decided to make a card in black and white. I found a sketch on the challenge blog of the lili of the valley and started getting something done. The result is this card below, which I am not entirely satisfied about, but which I wanted to share with you anyway. The sketch that I found:
The paper is from the Clare Curd Signature Range Big One paper pack and again I resized a colouring picture, this time one of Littlest Petshop!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Nephews First Birthday!

Something to celebrate this week; my nephew Yannick will turn one this Thursday! A perfect reason to make a new card today. I was really happy when I found out that the theme of the Cute Card Thursday Challenge was First..... (Anniversery, Kiss, Birthday...). So that was an easy one! I found a beautiful sketch from the Friday Sketchers Challenge to make the following birthday card! I usually photograph my cards when there is sunlight but the days are becoming shorter and darker and I was too excited to wait until tomorrow before sharing it ;-)
The sketch from the Friday Sketchers:
The card is made with paper from the dcwv mini stack #3 and this time I didn't use a stamp but just resized a colouring picture of Pokemon. The sentiment was simply written in Word and printed!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Winner of Blog Candy by Suzie!

It's incredible, I'm a lucky girl! Thank you so much Suzie - By Suzie

Thinking Megan

I've been a little bit busy the past few days but here is another new card. It was made for the challenge of Anyone For Anya. They provided a sketch and a Greeting Farm stamp had to be used. So, here's the result: This is the sketch:
Like my previous card this one was made from the same incredibly low-budget paper and a ribbon from the local store. The stamp is a Greeting Farm item called "Megan"