donderdag 30 januari 2014


Just had some fun with my Big Shot and some different circle dies. After playing around a bit, I thought this was the right way to place them. What do you think?

I'd like to enter:
Craft your Passion - Spots and stripes

woensdag 29 januari 2014

CAS + Washi

Scrolling through my Pinterest "Cards inspiration" board, I came by a fabulous card with washi tape made by Scrappin' Cats. I used it as an inspiration for this quick and easy CAS card. I had to play around with some embellishments before I found the right ones. For me it's always hard to decide which embellishments look right and where to put them, how many to put etc. But I'm feeling very happy about these ones by Rayher, which are one of my favorites. 

I'd like to enter:
Scrap-Creations - Use your favorite embellishment

Creative Creations - Less is more
Craft Your Passion - Spots & Stripes

dinsdag 28 januari 2014


Good evening bloggers! I'm pleased to see you around here. I hope you enjoy my posts! Tonight I came by the beautiful site of Karen Giron, you really should take a look, where I saw the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I felt free to change it a bit to my taste.

I'd like to join the following challenges:

Stamp: My Favorite Things
Stickers: HEMA
Glitter: Stickles

You can also find and purchase this item in my Etsy Shop!

zondag 26 januari 2014

Sketch Saturday on a Sunday

Today I'd like to join the sketch challenge 294 of Sketch Saturday with this card I made. I love the textured papers, which I bought at a discount shop. They are wonderful and add so much to your card. I also like to join the following challenges:

Stamp: Marianne Design
Coloring: Copics

zaterdag 25 januari 2014

Let it snow

Tonight I made a real wintercard. I started again at Pinterest and found this nice design at Bij Oma Dee. I used winter design paper from Bo Bunny, MFT STAX dies and a sweet Mr. Snowy, also by MFT.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Stempelgarten - Winter Wonderland
Stamping with the Dragon - Winter blues
Scrap-Creations - Snowmen

Copics used
B95, B97, B99
C3, C5, C9
BG70, YR23

donderdag 23 januari 2014


Tonight I took my Big Shot and started with my newest embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I used this glimmer paper, and also found a yellow envelope with the same kind of glimmer, to make a yellow buttefly with the Sizzix standard dies. I really like this butterfly, it's just beautiful. Great to use for a thank you card like this one.

I'd like to join:

I went through my stamp collection to find a nice sentiment and found this one, which came with a set of russian dolls by Hero Arts. Perfect.

zondag 19 januari 2014

Garden girl

I adore this little garden girl, so here's another card with her! I used one of my new embossing folders of Darice, which is great. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week coming!
 Stamp: My Favorite Things - Little gardener
Coloring: Copic markers
Copics used
Y15, Y00
G21, G24
E31, E33, E37
E15, E18
E000, E00

CAS and Washi

I got inspired by those cards using just a few pieces of washi tape and a big sentiment. To give you a nice example: visit Michelle's blog! I had my own take on this idea, by using a stamp of Noor! Design. It says "Congratulations" and then different options like "with your birthday" and "with your new home". I have had this one for a while, but didn't find the right purpose to use it. But here it finally is!

With this card I'd like to join the following challenges:

zaterdag 18 januari 2014


And here it is! The same stamp set, but the other stamps. And of course my new die-namics. I'm quite happy about the background I made with the haystack stamp. Maybe I should have put the text in black, to make it pop more out, but this is fine too. I used "Glossy Accents" to give a thick, glossy layer to my images. Very cool effect! It was a little hard to focus right, but I hope you can see the effect.

I'd like to join the ScrapbookerPhD challenge, which is "use stamps" (#6).

Stamp: My Favorite Things - Farmer girl
Die: Die-namics STAX, My Favorite Things
Colored with Copics

Copics used
Pig: RV10, RV11, C3
Chicken: C3, colorless blender, R27, YR23
Small chicken: Y11, Y15, YR23

How are things growin'?

A new day and new stamp and dies from My Favorite Things on my doormat! So here's my first card where I use the stamp of the farmer girl. I love the stiched border of this die, which makes me want to join challenge #67 at Allways Something Creative blog I used the sketch of Your Next Stamp Challenge again, so this will be my second entry over there. I also like to join #9 Anything Goes challenge at the Crafty Girls Challenges blog.

A second creation with this stamp and die set is waiting to dry, so I'll post another card within a few hours or so!

woensdag 15 januari 2014


Tonight I looked around at Nicole's Craft Nook and she used a fabulous image of All Dressed Up, which made me want to join their challenge. I used one of their freebies, which they kindly provided. I actually want to buy some of their images, but I have to save some money first, before buying more craft materials, haha. I got myself inspired by this card made by Lisa, which has an amazing blog: Wishcraft. So maybe you want to take a look there too!

I wanted to show you what all this inspiration brought me. A cute one isn't it?

I'd like to join the following challenges:

 Stamp: All Dressed Up
Paper: Studio Light
Coloring: Copics

Copics used
R29, R24, R22, C5
E37, E33, E31
E11, E00

dinsdag 14 januari 2014

Washi and fun

I really like this sketch on the Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge blog and found some great inspirations on the web for this one. Fortunately I still had a gift card to spend, so I bought some new washi tape and fabric tape. They combine perfectly with my new Copic colors BG10, BG11 and BG13: happy me! Here's my take on the sketch!

I'd also like to join / Ik doe ook graag mee aan:
Great Impressions - Use something new

Ik vond deze schets van Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge blog zo leuk, dat ik er ook mee aan de slag wilde. ik had al verschillende mooie voorbeelden gezien. Gelukkig had ik nog een cadeaubon liggen, waarvoor ik nog wat nieuwe washi tape en textiel tape heb gekocht. Ze bleken ook nog eens perfect te passen bij mijn nieuwe Copic kleuren BG10, BG11 en BG13. Hier is mijn versie van de schets!

Stamp/Stempel: Boekenvoordeel Clear Stamps
Washi & Fabric tape: HEMA
Coloring/Ingekleurd met: Copics

Copics used
Clothes/Kleding: BG10, BG11, BG13
Doll/Pop: B95, B97, BV04, BV00, Y15, Y13, Y11,
R00, R000, R81, R85
Hair/Haar: E11, E15, E18
Skin/Huid: E000, E00, E11

maandag 13 januari 2014

Sugar Cards Give Away

Not a lot of crafting going on here, despite my good moment a few hours ago (see previous post). However, my crafty mind was still busy, but on the internet. I love the scroll down all those different blogs of yours. And every blog takes me further into the world of paper, stamps and colors. Love it! 

One of the blogs I visited is Sugar Cards and they happen to have a really nice give away! So grab yourself together and click and go to the Sugar Cards blog! They not only have this give away, but also very great cards, which I find very inspirational. So thanks!

Have a nice evening and night and maybe see you tomorrow!

Because creativity is something you need to do...

Do you recognize this? Spending an awful lot of time on browsing on the internet at your favorite webshops, staring at products you might want to buy, but not doing anything crafty for real? This tempted to be that kind of evening, but finally I got myself away from my computer and into my craft stuff. 

But first, I looked around at my Pinterest board for some inspiration. I came across a beautiful card by Tracy on the All Dressed up Challenge blog. You can see her amazing card here! I used this design/layout and gave it my own twist. I also used the easy technique of lining out an image to make it a bit popping up from the background, which I found earlier this week at Tip Top Tuesday. I found that BG70, a color I find usually hard to use in my coloring because it is too light, is perfect for this purpose!

Of course I'd like to join a challenge with this one:

Artistic Inspirations - #74 Anything goes/Feminine

Herken je dat? Dat je veel te veel tijd doorbrengt met het rondneuzen op je favoriete webshops, starend naar nieuwe spulletjes die je misschien wil hebben, maar dat je ondertussen niet daadwerkelijk creatief aan het werk gaat? Het leek voor mij zo'n avond te worden, maar uiteindelijk heb ik mezelf achter de computer vandaan weten te krijgen.

Maar voordat het zover was, heb ik eerst op mijn Pinterest board rondgekeken voor wat inspiratie. Ik had eerder deze super mooie kaart van Tracy gevonden op de All Dressed up Challenge blog. Bekijk haar kaart hier! Ik heb ook gebruik gemaakt van een techniek die ik eerder deze week tegenkwam om het plaatje wat meer naar voren te laten komen. Ik vond de techniek op Tip Top Tuesday en eigenlijk is het heel simpel: je trekt gewoon een dun lijntje rondom het hele plaatje. Ik kwam erachter dat BG70, een kleur die ik normaal lastig te gebruiken vind omdat hij zo licht is, hier heel geschikt voor is.

Natuurlijk doe ik ook weer graag mee aan een challenge. Zie hierboven!

Stamp/Stempel: Tiddly Inks
Base/Basis: Stamp Linnen
Coloring/Ingekleurd met: Copics

You can also purchase this item in my Etsy Shop!

Copics used
Dress/Jurk: RV10, RV11, RV13, B000, B00, B02
Pole/Paal: C3, C5
Hair/Haar: YR23, Y11, Y00, E31
Skin/Huid: E00, E000
Background lining/Achtergrond lijntje: BG70

zondag 12 januari 2014

Just because

Looking for some inspiration this morning, I visited the Inkspirational challenge blog. I decided to join their challenge #47, by using any color of yellow and brown. I dived into my stash and found some flowers to use. So... this is my take on it!

I'd also like to join/ Ik doe ook graag mee aan:
Delicious Doodles Challenges - #70 Flowers
Tip Top Tuesday - CAS 

Vanochtend was ik op zoek naar wat inspiratie, waarbij ik langs de blog van Inkspirational Challenges kwam. Ik besloot mee te doen aan hun challenge #47, waarvoor je elke kleur geel en bruin mocht gebruiken. Toen ik mijn voorraad dook, kwam ik deze bloemen tegen, die precies van pas kwamen. Dus, dit is mijn resultaat!

vrijdag 10 januari 2014


Tonight I got my Big Shot out of the closet again and used it to make the leafs. Together with this amazing Gorjuss stamp I made this card. In my coloring I tried to make more use of white, which I think turned out pretty well. I'd like to join the following challenges:

Vanavond heb ik mijn Big Shot weer uit de kast gehaald om de blaadjes te maken. Samen met deze geweldige Gorjuss stempel heb ik deze kaart gemaakt. Met het kleuren met Copics heb ik geprobeerd meer wit open te laten en ik ben erg blij met het resultaat. Ik doe graag mee aan bovenstaande challenges.

 Stamp/Stempel: Gorjuss
Paper/Papier: E.M.P. Vintage
Die cut: Marianne Design
Embossing folder: Sizzix
Coloring/Ingekleurd met: Copics

Copics used
YG91, YG95, YG97
B000, B00, B02
E31, E33, E37
E31, E33, E37, YG23
E000, E00

maandag 6 januari 2014

It's hip to be square

Do you know that song? "Hip to be square" by Huey Lewis and the News? See youtube!Well, this stamp from My Favorite Things goes perfectly with that song, so that's why I used it for challenge #16 of the Musically Challenged blog. I'd also like to enter this card for the Anything Goes challenge #30 of Hobby Cutz

Ken je dat liedje met "It's hip to be square"? van Huey Lewis and the News? Zie youtube! Deze stempel past daar perfect bij. Ik doe daarom mee aan challenge #16 van de Musically Challenged blog. Ik doe met deze kaart ook graag mee aan de Anything Goes challenge #30 van Hobby Cutz.

 Stamp/Stempel: My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence
Coloring/Ingekleurd met: Copics

Copics used
Clothes/Kleding: Y00, Y11, Y13, B21, B24
Bag/Tas: R22, YR23
Skin/Huid: E00, E000, R00
Hair/Haar: E15, E18

zondag 5 januari 2014

Best Friends

My sister gave me this stamp from My Favorite Things. Isn't it a cute one? I'd like to join the following challenges:

Van mijn zusje kreeg ik deze stempel van My Favorite Things. Lief stempeltje toch? Ik doe graag mee met bovenstaande challenges.

 Stamp/Stempel: My Favorite Things
Coloring/Ingekleurd met: Copics & Flexmarkers
Hair/Haar: E18, E15, E37, E31
Skin/Huid: E000, E00, R81
Clothes/Kleding: BG75, BG70, Duck Egg (FM)
Shoes/Schoenen: E37, E33, E31, Colorless blender

vrijdag 3 januari 2014

Hoot hoot! Some inspiration...

Another card tonight! I wanted to use this design paper for a long time, but didn't had a good idea for it yet. But tonight I came across the YNS challenge blog and found their sketch and image as an inspiration for my card. The idea for the cut out of the owl came from the sketch, while the colors match the inspirational photo. Therefore, I'd like to enter the YNS Fun Friday challenge #8 with this card.

Nog een kaartje vanavond! Ik wilde dit design papier al een tijdje gebruiken, maar wist niet zo goed hoe. Gelukkig kwam ik vanavond langs de YNS challenge blog. Ik heb hun schets en inspiratiefoto gebruikt als inspiratie voor mijn kaart. De schets bracht me op het idee voor het uitsnijden van de uil en de inspiratiefoto heb ik vooral voor de kleuren gebruikt. Ik doe graag mee aan de YNS Fun Friday challenge #8

Big Shot!

My Big Shot is in! I gave it a start right away and this is the first result. I used some new items, like the Big Shot itself, obviously, the embossing folder that comes with it and a Marianne Design Craftable. One of my copics (E37) is also new. I'd like to join the following challenges with this card:

Mijn Big Shot is er! Ik heb hem natuurlijk gelijk uitgeprobeerd en dit is het eerste resultaat. Ik heb een aantal spullen gebruikt die ik ook nieuw heb. Naast de Big Shot zijn ook de embossing folder en de Marianne Design Craftable nieuw. Ook heb ik een van m'n nieuwe Copics gebruikt: de E37. Ik doe graag mee aan bovenstaande challenges.

 Stamp/Stempel: My Favorite Things
Die: Marianne Design
Embossing: Sizzix
Coloring/Ingekleurd met: Copics

Copics used
E31, E33, E37
R29, R24

donderdag 2 januari 2014


I wish you all a wonderful 2014! I started this year with ordering a Big Shot for my birthday! I'll be picking it up tomorrow, I'm so excited! Finally I join the big world of die cuts and embossing. I'm really looking forward to use it. But for now, I'd like to show you my newest card.

I used a technique called "Shadow Painting". It actually uses a kind of water soluble paint and a special liner that prevents the colors from blending. However, my liner appeared to be dried out after laying for a year in my stash. But, fortunately you can use these paints without the liner to make beautiful backgrounds. So maybe I'll use that for one of my next cards. 

With this card I'd like to join the following challenges:

Ik wens jullie allemaal een heel mooi 2014! Ik ben dit jaar goed begonnen door voor mijn verjaardag een Big Shot te bestellen! Morgen kan ik hem ophalen en ik heb nu al zin om er mee aan de slag te gaan! Maar voor nu wil ik jullie graag mijn nieuwste kaartje laten zien.

Ik heb deze kaart gemaakt met "Shadow Painting", een techniek die gebruik maakt van een verf op waterbasis en een speciale liner die er voor zorgt dat de kleuren niet in elkaar overlopen. Helaas is mijn liner na een jaar in de kast te hebben gelegen zo goed als uitgedroogd, dus die kan ik na dit kaartje niet meer gebruiken. Gelukkig kun je de verf ook heel goed gebruiken om achtergronden mee te maken. Wie weet doe ik dat bij een volgende kaart.

Ik doe graag mee aan bovenstaande challenges.

 Paper/Papier: Lalinea