Friday, May 29, 2015

Thank you, Cornelie!

While driving home from school I promised myself some crafting time before starting chores and writing an essay. I was really looking forward to it, although I didn't have anything specific in mind to create. To my surprise a big envelop waited on our dinner table. I expected nothing and I didn't order anything. So, after putting my bag down opening this envelop was the first thing I did . What do you say: Curious! I?!
Look what was inside:

A beautiful card and a bunch of gorgeous papers of Fancy Pants' Happy Go Lucky, sent by Cornelie. Wow! I fell in love with them at once. I knew Fancy Pants by name, but I hadn't seen any of their products before. It is such a pity that we don't have a good shop here in this area. Most of the time you'll find great paper pads in a real shop, not online. I'm quite jealous of Cornelie who lives close to Oma Dee.

Now you probably wonder why she sent me these papers. Nope, it wasn't my birthday and I haven't won a challenge or so. I will explain it. Last Saturday Cornelie showed some cards on her blog. I really liked them. While looking at the second one I wondered why I don't use design papers more often. If you have followed my blog for a longer period you know that I worked quite a lot with design papers before. But the last one and a half year I switched to a more CAS style, quite unconsciously, although there is more than enough paper in my stash. So, I wrote Cornelie a comment and told her that I should work more with design papers. According to her writing she sent me an e-mail, but unfortunately I haven't received it. As I understand from the card, Cornelie challenged me and I guess it was something like creating a card with design papers. Am I right, Cornelie? To make the challenge more fun, she sent me this bunch of papers. What a great start of the weekend!

So, I could do two things: send an email to Cornelie, ask her to send the challenge again and wait for her reply or make a card at once. I couldn't resist the second thought, too excited about these papers. I hurried to my craft room, looked up the sketch she has used and started. And this is the result:

It was like a throwing a little party in my craft room and I wondered a bit more: why haven't I created cards like this one for such a long time?! Maybe I should use sketches more often when I don't have any inspiration... Anyway, I used a stamp of Papertrey Ink (Birthday Tags) and distressed the edges of the papers with Tea Dye.

Looking at the picture, there is actually one thing missing what is typical me. Do you know what?!

Of course I am going to send Cornelie an email and take up the challenge she gave me. So I will be back with another card made with these great papers!

 Cornelie, thank you so much for the papers, your card and the inspiration you gave me! Isn't it wonderful to meet people online who feel like creative friends?

Thanks for hopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ella and her friends

Next Monday we have our annual family day. I promised one of my cousins to bring some cards for sale. That's why I'm quite busy in my craftroom at the moment to get a stock of cards. For now I've got two cards for you made with Mama Elephant's Ella and Friends set and Crate Paper's Poolside 6x6 pad. The sentiment on the first card is from Papertrey Ink. The card is 12,5 x 12,5. The balloons on the second one from Avery Elle. This card is 10x10.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


I've got two cards for you today, both with a background of sunrays. I love the effect of it! I used the Bright Days stamp set of Avery Elle. The first card is inspired by this one made by Chunyuan. I used the PTI Birthday Tags and I added some gems.

The second one is actually spam, don't you think so? I haven't counted how many cards I made with this deer... I'm so in love with it! I used Lawn Fawn dies for the hill and ther reactangle. The DP is from Echo Park.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 14, 2015


I haven't produced many cards lately due to study and work. But also because of another huge project I started last autumn: a quilt for our nephew Luuk! He was born last week and the quilt was finished just in time. Today I'd like to show this project to you. The quilt is patched and quilted by hand which took many hours, but I loved doing it. Of course I made him a card as well and I made a quick card with some instructions for cleaning the quilt and a nice quote about quilts: Families are like quilts, stitched together one piece at a time. 

Do you remember the owl banner I made two years ago? They were for Luuk's big brother. The banner is still very popular at Pinterest. The owls are now waiting to being used by Luuk and I think Tim will use the quilt as well.

Thanks for hopping by!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hip hip hooray!

I've got two cards for you today. Both made with Crate Paper's Craft market. The thirst one is quite simple. Punch some circles, glue these onto the card base, add a sentiment and some thread and that's it! Still, I like this lay-out! With the first card I'd like to participate in the current challenge at City Crafter . They offer a moodboard with greens, browns, whites and some beautiful pictures. I think that the papers I used fit in this challenge.

 The second one is a 10x10 cm card. Love that size! I stamped a line of dots with gold ink which I also used for the sentiment. I die cut the butterflies and addes some silver thread as well.

Thanks for coming by!