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

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Favourite Place in the House!

Nicole asked everyone to show their crafting place and I liked the idea of revealing some pictures of my favourite place in the house. To make my cards I always use my computer, for inspiration, to look for templates or to write texts. On my desk there is usually a big fluffy white cat but it's not here at the moment. Otherwise my cardboard box with tools and my pencil box are the main items. On the right of my desk is a small cupboard with a laser printer (sometimes with the same white cat on it) and an embossing light box that I got from one of my best friends for my birthday. In the cupboard are boxes with all kinds of materials: paper, ribbons, buttons, stickers, stamps, etc. The two orange drawers contain punches. The black boxes under these contain my cards.
As a scrapaholic addict I must admit that normally this place is much messier and I still have a lot of material throughout the house (sometimes I can't find it back!!)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Wishes..

It's been rainy weather this week which gave me the perfect opportunity to scout challenges. So many times I stumbled upon requests for easel cards which made me want to make something like that. And then I found several other challenges which seemed to be perfect for combining them together in a single card. As we're already in November, though there is not much snow to be seen here with 15 degrees celcius outside, why not present a snowy creation to get that cosy Christmas feeling!
Today's card was made for: Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge -- Easel card Crazy 4 Challenges -- Easel card Sketch Saturday -- Sketch Cupcake Craft Challenges -- Snow Crafty Creations Challenge -- Snowy Creations Roses on Paper Challenge -- Christmas Digital Tuesday Challenge -- Christmas Colour Create Challenge -- Blue, Silver and White Cute Card Thursday -- Glitter me Silly!
Frontal view:
Oblique lateral view:
Close-up of the Glittering Cozy Tilda:
Sketch from Sketch Saturday:
Paper -- Blue, White and Silver cardstockpaper Pattern Papers -- DCWV, The Luxury Stack
Image -- Magnolia, Christmas 2009, Cozy Tilda Punch -- Snowflake, no brandname Glitter -- Stickles Dew drops -- V&D
Ribbon -- Action Sentiment -- Made with Microsoft Word

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Purple Candybox

Today I wanted to make something I never made before and I saw so many beautiful creations on others blogs which made me want to push my own boundaries. The challenge of Stampin' For the Weekend is to make a candy box, so I searched for templates of different boxes and found one on the Create4fun challenge (an old challenge). The Little Red Wagon Challenge wanted to see anything but cards this week. They wanted you to use Christmas scrappaper of last year, but I don't have any left so I used regular scrappaper ;) Last week I bought a new stencil of doodles for my Double Do XL. The Creative Inspirations wednesday challenge requested the use of something new, the Creative Inspirations Challenge and Creative Card Crew wanted to see creations with doodles, so I could use it right away! I'm quite happy about the result, though of course I’d like to read about your honest comments!

Closer view of the flower inside the box:

The paper I used is from a local store called "Action" and the stamp I used is from Sugar Nellie called "Manga Girl 2". The cutting stencils for the doodles (CL CS 01) and the flower (CL CF 07)are from Crealies.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Little Boy

Hi everyone,
Today I decided that it was time to make a birthday card for a boy. It is true that boys and men cards are the most difficult cards to make and I really tried my best at it. I found some paper and got started. This card is also a novelty for me regarding the colouring technique which was applied. I had planned to enhance the colouring in order to create that nice lighting effect and having seen some instruction films on the internet, I decided to give it a go. Seeing the result, I'm more satisfied than I expected and I'm really curious about your opinions!
The sketch is from the Papertake Weekly Challenge
The Sketch from Papertake Weekly:
The card was made from paper from the dcwv mini stack #3 and the stamp I used is from my favorite Greeting Farm called "Edward".

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blue Winter...

Yesterday I made a card for the Sketch Saturday challenge. I was so into my work that it suddenly struck me that the sun had already set and so I had to photograph the card under artificial light. The colours were so disappointing that I decided to wait until today and photograph the card under daylight. Too late for the challenge deadline of course but I wanted to share the result with you anyway. Sketch from Sketch Saturday:
The paper and ribbon I used are from the Action and the stamp I used is from the Greeting Farm! Have a nive evening all!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pink and Purple Birthday Girl..

Today I had to make a birthday card because my eldest sister will turn 31 this Friday. She isn't really my sister but has been the best friend of my real sister since I've been born, so I grow up with her around. She is a very enthusiastic woman who still likes girly stuff so I decided to make a really girly card for her with only pink and purple. I found a nice sketch on the Create4fun Challenge to make the card. The sketch from Create4fun: The paper and ribbon I used are from the Action and the stamp I used is from the Greeting Farm. I love this stamp, it's really my favorite! I embossed the flower circle with a mal from Joy Crafts (6001/0008) and used Stickles (Fruit Punch and Purple)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Good Luck Cat..

Soooooo I'm going to show you my newest creation, which I have been waiting for in the last two weeks! The sketch is from the Moving along with the Times Challenge and for the first time I used a sentiment in Dutch. I had a good reason for that; the Paperplay Challenge asks for text in something different than English! The text means "Good Luck" The sketch from Moving along with the Times: The card is made from paper from the dcwv mini stack #3 and the stamp I used is from Penny Black called "Bibliophile". The sentiment was written in Word and printed!

I'm Back!!

I’m soooooo happy to be back. The last two weeks were horrible! A few weeks ago I decided to put an end to 11 years of smoking, but I found it to hard to quit without some help. So I went to my doctor and he gave me medication called “Champix”. You have to take these pills 2 weeks before you plan to quit smoking. I did, but the medication had a lot of side effects. After the first week I became a little depressed and languid. I wanted to make cards but couldn’t get started. After days going crazy I decided to go back to my doctor and he reduced the medication. I’m sooooo happy that I made a new card, that I’ll show you all later today. First I should thank many of you for the sweet messages that you left here! A few weeks ago I received again the Honest Scrap Blog award from Mariska, thank you very much girl!! And the last 2 days I received a new Award from again Mariska, Kimmie and Sandra! Thank you all for passing this award on to me! These awards always seem to have a catch and for this one I had to answer these questions: 1. Where is your cell phone: here on my desk. 2. Your hair: Half Long, brown, and straight with some light highlights. 3. Your mother: The sweetest in the whole world! 4. Your father: Died in 1993, he was an inspiring hard working man. 5. Your favorite food: Burritos! 6. Your dream from last night: I always forget them ;) 7. Your favorite drink: all sorts of juice! 8. Your dream/goal: To be happy! 9. What room are you in: The livingroom 10. What is your hobby: Blogging, making cards, watch movies, shopping along and baking. 11. What is your fear: To lose someone I love. 12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: In a cute house being a wonderful wife and mum. 13. Where were you last night: On the couch with my love. 14. Something you are not: Selfish, bitchy and heartless 15. Muffins: Blueberry or white chocolate! 16. Wish List items: A nice card making room and a happy marriage! 17. Where did you grow up: Veghel, Brabant. 18. Last thing you did: Make a new card after 2 weeks. 19. What are you wearing: a comfy shirt and jeans. 20. Your TV: is turned off at the moment ;) 21. Your pets: 2 cats (Diesel and Blaze), 1 dog (Flex) and a little hamster (Kiwi) 22. Your friends: They are the best! 23. Your life: is great! 24. Your mood: relieved that I made a new card. 25. Missing someone: My love, but he will come home in an hour! 26. Vehicle: Ferrari F40 (just kidding, it's a Toyota Yaris) 27. Something you're not wearing: no make up today. 28. Your favorite store: crafting stores! 29. Your favorite color: Purple! 30. When's the last time you laughed: Yesterday when I went shopping with my love. 31. When's the last time you cried: Yesterday, still having depressed moments.. 32. Your best friend: My fiance 33. One place you go over and over: The livingroom. 34. One person who emails me regularly: My mother. 35. Favorite place to eat? The Filling station, an American style burger restaurant in Belgium! I have to choose 6 Over The Top blogs to pass this award to but I saw the award too many times passed on the blogs of my friends so I deciced to leave it open…