Saturday, August 30, 2014

CFC #52 Sketch

The new challenge at Crazy for Cas is a very nice and versatile sketch! Everyone is invited to play along and choose your own preferences for this sketch. We only like to see the sketch in your card.
I made two cards for this challenge. The first one is for a little baby girl in a romantic style. I made a background with SU ink and a dauber. I used some DP papers from Dear Lizzy and velum for the border and stars. I was a bit naughty by using two strips for the border. The word die is from Clearly Besotted Stamps. Some thread and sequins as finishing touch.

The second card is based on the same sketch, but has a totally different outcome. For this card I also used papers from Dear Lizzy as well as an embelishment from the same paperline. The background was a bit empty so I added some banners at the top.

If you like to participate in this challenge, hop over to the CFC blog for all the details.
Looking forward to your creations!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A challenge and a few other cards

I've got a few cards to share with you today!

The first card is created for the Cas-ology challenge, theme: letter. Well, you can think of a 'letter' send to someone, but I thought of a letter of the Alphabet. I needed a baby card as well, so why not combining these two things? I like a personal baby card with the name of the newborn on it. At the moment Avery Elle's Storybook is my favourite stampset for babycards (yep, I know, in my previous post I used the same stamp set... sorry!). So I coloured the deer and used the balloons for creating the name of the boy (which is a typically Dutch one!). The Alphabet stamp is Lawn Fawn's Claire.
 For the background I used a subtile stripe instead of neutral cardstock. In my opinion it is still CAS, isn't it? 

Next card is made with an older stampset, Off Beat Background from WMS. I hadn't used it for ages, before thinking of stamping a background in combination with masking. The outcome was a congrats card for a newly wed couple.

Last but not least a card I made a couple of weeks ago. I used papers from Crate Paper's Close Knit. Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and flower+leave from Marianne Design.

Wow, three absolutely different cards!
Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

welcome little one

Last week I created a card with stamps from Avery Elle's Storybook and a night sky background made with distress inks and a few drops of water. The stars are heat embossed with gold embossingpowder. I kept the card quite simple by adding a strip of SU paper with a sentiment from the same stamp set.

Little by little I'm preparing for next schoolyear, although I still spend some time in my craftroom. I have to say with such rainy weather I don't mind going back to work...
Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Today I've got hearts for you! I die cut small hearts with a Lawn Fawn die out of a Stampin Up paper pad. The word dies are from Clearly Besotted Stamps. For the first card I used a 'happy' stamp from PTI. It was a long time ago since I used some ribbon on my cards, so I added a nice bow on the second card.

With these cards, I'd like to participate in the current CAS-challenge at the Addicted to Stamps-blog.

Thanks for coming by and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Still enjoying my holiday. Unfortunately, it isn't really good for productivity.  I had other plans for this summer period. But summer break isn't over yet.
These cards have been made with a mask, distress inks (the blue one) and SU ink (the pink one). I like the effect, it looks like watercolour stripes although it is made without any water. For the blue one I coloured the little mouse of Avery Elle's Storybook and gold embossed a few stars. The banner and sentiment are from Avery Elle as well. I love the outcome of this card! With this card I like to participate in the current challenge at 'Addicted to CAS'. The code word is 'Gold'. I'm not really fond of bling bling, so I used gold in a subtile way...

The pink one has the same background, but with a bit different design. I used the baby die + stamp from Papertrey and added some sequins and twine.

Before my holiday I posted a card, but I couldn't take a proper photo, so I took another on. Here it is.

Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

for you!

I'm back after our holiday in Scotland! We had a marvellous time enjoying the beautiful nature, nice people, good food and splendid weather (!). Little by little I am getting used to daily life back in the Netherlands. I have a few weeks left before going back to work and I fill my days with reading a lot (I was far behind with my wishlist of books) and some crafttime.

Today a card made with Pebbles 'Garden Party'. It is a birthday card, but I put the sentiment on the tag and added a sentiment 'for you' at the front. By the way, the gingham background is from an unknown brand.

One of these days I will pick up the daily routine of reading blogs and bring you a visit!