Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Challenge Judith-Gerdine #8

Months ago Judith challenged me with a new round of challenges with three projects and a bunch of lovely papers from Lilybee design. The first challenge was to make a card using brads and a tag. See this post. We didn't work on the next project due to time and lack of inspiration until this week. But today we want to reveal our cards. Judith asked me to create a wobble card! What a hard job to do! I don't posses dies for bigger circles, so I made a mini-card. Nice to add to a present. As I need baby cards I used PTI's Hanging Out. The papers were perfect for a little girl. It was a bit hard to add a sentiment (no space left), so I punched a little heart and stamped a tiny 'baby' sentiment.

Also curious to Judith's card? Hop over to her blog quickly!
Thanks Judith!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Enjoy your birthday!

Finally, sun is shining!I think the whole country was longing for this moment after many cloudy days in a row. Unfortunately, I caught a bad cold last week and I'm still sneezing and trying to find my voice... Despite this cold I made a few cards this weekend. Today one which is made with PTI's mini blooms dies and stamps, birthday die and some MME's papers from 'Follow your Heart'.
A softy, pastel card. 

Enjoy this day of spring!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Anniversary

I made this car for a couple who will celebrate their 40th wedding day soon. I used the dies from MFT's Homespun Hearts and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Stamps. Patterned paper from Glitz Design. It is hardly visible, but I distressed the background with Antique Linen and stamped diagonally a grid with Old Paper - distress ink.It had been a long time ago since I used stitches on a card. But my sewing machine still worked. Actually I'm not really happy with the doily. I'd better put it a bit lower...

Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

To you. From me. With love.

I know, I know... Again another card without patterned papers. In the coming days I'm going to try a card with patterned paper! Promised :)
For this card I used the big flower in the Rosie Posie stamp set. I didn't know how to use this stamp, until I saw someone using a scalloped circle as shape for this flower and that's the trick! With  the Rosie Posie step 2 set you can add a bit more to this flower.
I used the small flower stamps as a background and added some leaves from the Mini Blooms set. Sentiment is from the latter set as well.

 Enjoy today! Hopefully a day without only dark clouds, but a few glimpses of sunshine as well...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Say hello with roses

For this card I pulled out a favourite stamp set in the past, namely Off Beat backgrounds from WMS. I stamped a grid as background and cut out a circle. The sentiment is stamped on the card and I put the grid paper with foam on the card to give it depth. The roses are (again) from PTI's Rosie Posie.

Have a lovely Whitsun Weekend and see you soon!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

On the farm

Despite the fact that I've got a heap of patterned papers in my stash, I'm only using stamps for making cards at the moment. I've got too many ideas with these stamps and I love playing with them.
Today a card made with PTI's On the Farm. Don't you love this pig? 

Definitely 100% country!
Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day - CfC Challenge #18

Both our mothers will get a basket with a hydrangea tomorrow. And of course a card!
Using flowers on a Mother's Day card is always perfect and the inspiration photo of the Crazy for Cas Challenge helped me for sure! As I don't possess a hydrangea stamp nor a ranunculus, I've chosen the Rosie Posie set of Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamps. I embossed the background with the hexagon impression plate to give the card a little more dimension.

So, this was the last post in my holiday. I don't think I can post in this pace for the coming weeks, but I will do my best! Enjoy your saturday and thanks for coming by!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hello there!

Today a card which I've made with some left overs from the Basic Grey "Olivia" line. Perfect match with PTI's Mini Blooms. Dots and flowers, I both love them. Some stitching and a lovely sentiment for the finishing touch.

Have you already decided what you are going to use instead of google reader? Anyone any experiences with bloglovin? It would be very easy if you can transfer the blogs into a new programme. Do they offer a service like Google Friend Connect?

That's it for today! Back to work. This afternoon is booked for studying. Tonight we have the annual barbecue of our church. Hopefully the weather will be okay...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Enjoy your birthday

One of the advantages of having holiday is that I get "permission" to go to my craft room and make a card! So this week a few more blogposts than you are used to. Let's say to compensate my absence in previous weeks.

This card is made with PTI's Mini Blooms. Love that set! And the 'birthday' die gives the card just that bit extra. The challenge on the Passion for Papetrey blog is about stamping backgrounds. Perfect background isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Hexagons

Here I am again. Last week I attended a study week in Broadstairs, UK. I'm looking back on a wonderful week with a great group of fellow students, good teachers, a lovely host family and lots of sunhine (not a drop of rain at all!). This week was part of my Teachers Trainings Course. Little by little I get my credits done.

I'm one of the lucky teachers in secondary education who have got another week of holiday. This week will be busy with studying for my tests in June, household chorus, a little sunbathing and crafty time.

My parents have visitors from the States and they brought me some PTI goodies! Lucky me!
These cards are made with PTI's Happy Hexagons stamps and die and the sentiments are from Mini Blooms .

I'd like to link these cards to this week's challenge 'Hexagon' at the CASology blog.
Thanks for coming by!