Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cheer up Girl

Today's weather was horrible! I was supposed to go to my sister for her birthday party but when I woke up this morning there was nothing but snow outside :-( My sis had invited me to High tea. Fortunately, she will postpone as I had been looking forward a lot to today! So, suddenly I was stuck at home with a load of free time. An excellent opportunity to create a new card which, in the end, really cheered me up! Today's creation was made for: Die Cuts R Us Design Team -- Ribbon Colour Create Challenge -- Soft Pink, Soft Blue, White and Silver Recent Awards

The wonderful Annemarie & Merit, Jessica and Tineke gave me these 2 fantastic awards! I'm really happy with them and feel really honored! I already followed the rules for this award and you can find the anwers here!
Finally, I wish you all a great weekend, hopefully with not too much hinder from the snow! :-)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Special Valentine's day Easelcard

Hi everyone, I've been away for a few days after some bad news but I'm back again. Valentine's Day is coming soon and it was time to make a card for my loved one. It was to be a very special card because it is the last Valentine's Card I am making for him before our marriage this summer. So I combined an easel card with a window that opens, something I had not seen before. But there's more. There is a little hidden surprise in it: a label stating Happy Valentine's Day that can be pulled out with a little string. Today's creation was made for: Little Red Wagon -- Hearts Creative Belli -- Hearts Anyone for Anya? -- Hearts Crafty Cardmakers -- Hearts & Romance Allsorts challenge -- Hearts & Flowers Crafty Catz -- Love Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge -- Valentines Lexi's Creations -- Valentines C.R.A.F.T. Challenge -- Red A Spoon Full of Sugar -- Freestyle
Last but not least I would like to thank Linda very much for being awarded for the second time (the the happy 101 award) That is really kind and I feel honoured!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mommy to be..

I just had to list 10 things that make me happy and try to do at least one of them today, so I made a new card! Next Saturday we are going to visit friends of us who are expecting a baby, so it was time to make a mommy to be card. I bought a new border last weekend and wanted to try it out and I'm really happy with it! Today's creation was made for: Incy Wincy Designs -- Use favourite colouring medium (Derwent Colorsoft Pencils) Creative Inspirations -- Use something NEW Charisma Cardz -- Anything New Totally Gorjuss -- Monotone Crafty Ann -- Embossing

Last but not least I have to pick a winner for my "You name it" card. All the suggestions where great and I wanted to thank you all for that!

But there can just one winner and that will be:

"My heart is with you" -- Leah the Orange!

Congrats Leah. Please send me your address by email and I will send you a little gift. You can find it through my profile!

Happy 101 Award!

The lovely Nicole of Sweet Magnolia gave me an award! Thank you so much! As always there are award rules: List 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, and tag 3 bloggers that brighten your day. 10 Things That Make Me Happy: 1. My Family 2. Friends
3. Cards 4. Cupcakes 5. Shopping 6. Movies 7. Boardgames 8. Baking 9. Blogging 10. Holidays Now here are bloggers that brightened up my day:
1. Anita -- A-la-kaart 2. Clare -- Taffy Crafty Creations
3. Marianne - Marianne's Craftroom
It was really difficult to pick three names because I enjoy visiting all of your blogs.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Blog Candy Winner..!!

I'm sure you have all been waiting impatiently for a winner to be posted so here it is!! First, I wanted to tell you all why yesterday was such a special day for me. 17 years ago my father died in a car accident when he drived home after work. I was just a 9 year old girl and didn't realise what I had lost. The last few years I began to realize what this all means to me and I wanted to end this candy just yesterday to celebrate his life and to hold him in loving memory. I wanted to thank all my followers; this candy began with 52 followers and now they're 278! It's unbelievable and I really didn't expect it! so THANK YOU!!!! So let's the show begin ;-) My blog candy winner is..
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51. Saskia! Congrats Saskia: please send me your address by email. You can find it through my profile! Thanks everybody for your sweet comments!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Followers Blog Candy!

CANDY CLOSED!! This post will stay on top till January 15th, so please scroll down for newer post Thank you. Yeah! I hit 50 followers (actually 52 whoeiii) Thank you everyone sooo much!! So, it's a great time for some blog candy to celebrate! I truly appreciate all the visits, kind comments which really make crafting that much more enjoyable. This is just a small way to say thanks for your great support. I really like blogging and have made wonderful new friends!
So the candy contents are … 5 Little Clear stamps from Penny Black 30 Images of Whiff of Joy, Magnolia and many others 30 Sheets of paper from DCWV Sayings Rub-ons 5 Flower Clear stamps A selection of gold ribbons Rub & Glue Transfers of dogs A selection of blue ribbons and fibres Magic Motifs Foil 24 Flocked Brads Little pocket of the Disney Fairies An Embellishment kit for baby girls An Embellishment kit for baby boys 50 Flower embellishments A selection of paper flowers An Embellishment kit from Laura Ashley Glitter Alphabet Stickers And much more; not everything is on the picture! All you have to do is: 1. Become a follower if you're not already 2. Spread the word on your sidebar or in a post. 3. Share your link using Mr Linky below 4. You can leave a comment, but not necessarily This candy will run until really special day for me: January 15th at Midnight Central European Time. I will draw the winner randomly and make the announcement on Saturday January 16th.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

You Name It...!

I had so much fun last week with making "a window" in my card that I wanted to make another one! I have gorgeous new paper and I just felt in love with this. Normally I wouldn't use a stamp twice but this Anya stamp is really my favorite. Today's creation was made for: Flutter By Wednesday -- New (New Papers) Crafty Creations Challenge -- Black, White & Splash of Color Creative Belli -- Glitter/Rhinostones 2 Red Bananas -- "Think Round"
I didn't use a sentiment and have a reason for that: I absolutely don't know which sentiment fits best and that is my question for you all:
What kind of card do you think this is and which sentiment would you suggest? I invite everyone to share their thoughts. Whoever has the best idea gets a little present! I will announce the winner next monday ;-)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

First Christmas Card of 2010

I really lost my mojo this week! I think it is because of all of those boxes and christmas cards I've been making the past few weeks that it's difficult to switch back to the more regular themes. But since I still have a lot of christmas papers I decided to make it easy for myself by making another christmas card. You can't start too early because it's always a problem at the end of the year when you don't have enough of them! ;-) Today's creation was made for: Truly Scrumptious -- Sketch

Close-up of the inside:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bittersweet Heidi

After all the boxes, special cards etc., I just wanted to make a normal card again. I thought it would be easier but believe me, it was not! I really struggled with this card today! It is a bit basic for my taste but I feel that adding anything else would make it too crowded. Today's creation was made for: Moving Along with te Times -- Sketch of your Choice (Challenge 19) Incy Wincy Designs -- Bling It Up Creative Inspirations -- Thank You C.R.A.F.T. Challenge -- Thank You Bee Crafty -- Thank You Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge -- Thank You Totally Gorjuss -- Thank You The Corrosive Challenge -- Two Favourite Embellishments (Flowers & Rinostones)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Baby Turtle

First of all, I wish you all the best for 2010! Our new year's eve was peaceful with just the two of us, but because our animals were sooo terrified we thought it would be best to stay at home ;-) Speaking of animals, I always found it very hard to find the right images for baby cards. I wanted to make one today and really couldn't find the perfect stamp, so I've searched on the internet and found this cute baby turtle from Littlest Petshop! I wanted to try something new and decided to make a Joy-folded card. It was easy to make and I loved to do it so maybe it is something for you?! ;-) Today's creation was made for: Dutch Dare Card Challenges -- Joy-folded card Charisma Cardz -- Celebrations! Cupcake Craft Challenges -- ***A Time For Celebration*** Paperplay Challenges -- New Somethings Stamp Something -- New Somethings Crafty Ann -- Something new Stampin' For the Weekend -- New Beginnings Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge -- New Beginnings By The Cute and Girly -- New Somethings Fussy and Fancy Friday -- New Somethings Roses on Paper Challenge -- Colouring with your favourite medium

Close-up of the inside: