Friday, June 27, 2014

An apron and more shaker cards

After making shaker cards for the Lift Challenge blog (click) I made some more. I used the same design, but instead of using patterned papers I used the stamps from Lawn Fawn's 'Home Sweet Home' and created a little scenery. The background is coloured with distress ink and a water brush.


Coming Sunday our niece turns 5. Lidewij, a woman of my sewing club, designed a beautiful apron for a girl. I asked her to make one for our niece as well. I have chosen some nice fabrics and the apron turned out beautifully. Perfect for little girls in the kitchen. Anita, also part of our sewing club, embroidered the name onto the apron. I'm in love with it. Hopefully she will enjoy it as well!

I made her a shaker card as well. I used Crate Paper's 'Oh, darling' and Lawn Fawn's 'Home Sweet Home' and 'Claire's ABC' for the sentiment.

That's it for today. I wish you a very nice weekend. Thanks for hopping by.

Monday, June 23, 2014


Months ago I ordered embossing paste. The can had been on my desk for several weeks before it disapperead  somewhere in my cupboard. Without using it. However, there is so much inspiration on the Internet and it called me many times: use me! Well, here is the first result. I used a stencil from Studio Calico, stamped two hearts from MFT's Homespun Hearts. I added some glimmer mist and, hardly visible, white thread. I stamped a sentiment with Lawn Fawn's Milo ABC on a banner. Perfect card for a newly-wed couple.I am quite satisfied!

Do you know that Crazy for Cas currently has a challenge 'use stencils'? Hop over to the blog for more details.Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Golden smile!

Today again a project with vellum, now in combination with gold embossing powder. I wanted to keep it simple and I stamped three times the camera stamp from Amy Tangerine. I created a sentiment with Lawn Fawn's Milo Alphabet. I chose this one as it is a versatile sentiment and I can use it for many occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and other festivities.The vellum is still a bit bumpy. Searching for techniques who can prevent it while heat embossing vellum. Any tips or tricks? On the other hand, it brings a bit dimension the card. I know your opinons are positive and negative (see this post)

 With this card I like to participate in the current challenge at the Casology blog. They celebrate their 100th challenge. Congratulations! When there is a party you smile in front of the camers, don't you?

Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lift challenge #68 shake it!

Shaker cards are a real craze at this moment, but I had never made one myself. Until I saw the new challenge on the Lift Challenge blog. I has been a long time ago since I joined a lift challenge. So I watched a tutorial and thought of a nice design. I decided to keep my card quite simpel, as I don't like many frills on a card. Last year I bought the Crate Paper line 'the Pier'. I fell in love with this line, but I didn't do much with it. I really don't know how to create something with it. But after watching the papers again I came up with this idea, the pier papers and the hello die from Lawn Fawn:

I needed a baby card as well. Same idea, but now with Crate Paper's 'Oh Darling' and the baby die from Papertrey Ink:
I'm off to work now. Thank you for coming by!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Good luck!

After using distress inks on vellum on my previous card, I wondered what would happen if I used e.g. SU-ink. Of course, I could find the answer somewhere on the Internet, but I gave it a try myself. I used an aqua paint brush and draw just lines. It worked! After drying the ink was still on the vellum. Then I wondered if some glimmer mist would stay. And yes, it worked as well. I used the vellum as a background for a really simple 'good luck' card. I stitched the vellum onto cardstock and add some wood veneer hearts.

I've linked this card to 'addicted to stamps and more' challenge blog - #99 CAS

Finally, some happy news. Last Tuesday I finished my studies. Yeah!! I have been spoiled with beautiful flowers. Don't you love them?

 I'm going to celebrate it on this blog as well. Keep in touch!
Enjoy the weekend! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Holiday cards

When I saw the challenge at 'Bij oma Dee': create a holiday card, I thought: what to do with a holiday card? But indeed, it is nice to wish people a very pleasant holiday with a card.
It didn't take long to decide which stamp set I would use: Lawn Fawn's 'Happy Trails'. All other aspects were a bit harder. After all, I gave vellum a try. I found out that you can colour vellum with distress ink (yep, it isn't the discovery of the year, but still, a world has been opened to me! It gives such a wonderful effect!) The vellum background is a bit bumpy, which gives some extra dimension to the card. I embossed some clouds from the LF's  'into the woods'-set. I coloured the images with spectrum noirs and added a banner from the LF's 'home sweet home'-set. I created the 'holiday' sentiment with LF's Claire's ABC. Here is my card for the challenge:

With the same set I made a 'congrats' card. And I have still the sentiment (made with LF's Milo's ABC) on my acrylic block, so it appeared also on this card.

Enjoy today and thanks for coming by!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

CFC #46 - sketch

There is a new challenge at the Crazy for Cas blog today. This time a sketch. I made a bit of a romantic card with papers from Crate Paper, a little heart stamp from Lawn Fawn, wooden hearts and  twine. The sentiment (congratulations) was still on my acryl block from my previous project and I used it again. I'm in love with this font.

Are you going to join us? Hop over to the CFC blog for more details and other cards from the CFC team. You are allowed to use the sketch in the way you like. We only want to recognise the sketch in your project.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Easy peasy

I know, it can't be easier! These cards are so simple, but I like them! Perfect for stylish cards with accent on beautifully designed papers. I used a die and alphabet stamps from Lawn Fawn and papers from My Mind's Eye.

I hope you like them too! Thanks for hopping by!