Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chocolate is the answer...

........who cares what the question is

I know this quote is true for many persons. So, with this in mind I made some chocolate holders for my fellow sewers on my sewing group to give as a birthday treat. I used the envelope punch board, some papers from Pebbles Inc, a sentiment from PTI and some twine. I took off the paper from the bar and wrote on the silver foil what kind of chocolate it is.

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Monday, January 25, 2016


Today two cards with a flower stamp set from the SU Sale-a-Bration folder, What I love. A beautiful set which helps you to create three-step-flowers (is that a word?!). The first card is made with the Dutch Card Lovers challenge In mind where they like to see 'flowers'(so, both cards are fitting in that theme...). I stamped this set in two blues and used my blender pen to add a bit more colour to the leaves. As you can see, I've used the same sketch and sentiment as in my previous post. I needed more 'get well' cards and I love the sketch with the cluster in the upper left corner.

The second card has the same sketch, but instead of matting on patterned paper I used a striped strip on the front of my card. The code word at the Addicted to CAS  blog is 'Red'. In this time of year it is a clear reference to Valentine's Day, but I'm not really a person who celebrates that day, so hopefully a get well card with red as focal point is possible as well!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Awesomely artistic

Thanks to Marit I now possess the SU Awesomely Artistic set after Rhodé and I used the offer to buy the starterskit during the Sale-a-Bration. I fell in love with the bigger flower stamp and the little splashes in this set. I love the card which is published in the annual catalogue and although it is a set which is a little out of the box for me I really wanted to give it a try. For my first card with this set I CASEd the card in the catalogue. I stamped the flowers in red, the splashes in pinks, cut a piece of SU-design paper and added a strip of silver (it looks black in the photo...) and some silver thread. The get well sentiment is stamped with the Alphabet roller stamp.

Thanks again, Marit!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Daisies on a card mid-january seems a bit odd. However, I have seen many daisies lately, due to warm temperatures of course. So, I thougt I can use the daisy stamps for the Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens for a birthday card in wintertime. The papers are from SU.
This card is made for Miranda who celebrated her birthday last Sunday and is a frequent Lawn Fawn user besides her washi tape addiction. I was a little too late at the post box, so it arrived too late. Hopefully she has got the card by now. If not, Miranda, it is on its way to you!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Simply Graphic

Quite often people leave me a comment telling me that they always recognize my style of cards. However I always wonder what my style is. I still don't know. If I look at my Pinterest board I see a mishmash of cards.  I love colourful and bold patterns, I love the cute stamps from Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant and Avery Elle. Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up have got great sets which I use on a regular base. I admire international card makers like Betsy Veldman and Dawn McVey, who both are using bright colours, Elena with her beautiful colouring but also Andrea with her CAS-creations and natural colours. And there are also many Dutch cardmakers who inspire me a lot like Stella, Judith, Marike , Sanne, Ellen and many more. They all offer me a bunch of inspiration with all kinds of different styles. Sometimes I create cards with rainbow colours and lots of design papers, the next one can be sober, CAS and with only a few die cuts. I can't stick to one style. So, maybe that is my style: a mix of different influences.

Today a few CAS creations. During the Christmas break I discovered a French brand of stamps and dies, Simply Graphic. They offer great materials for CAS cards and I ordered some dies and two small stamp sets, one with chevrons (see second card) and the other one is a grunge set (see third card). The sentiments one all three cards are from Papertrey Ink. The circles on the third card are from MFT.

Well, this is definitely my CAS-style I guess :)
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Blue flowers

I really like cards with a background made with a cover plate. Unfortunately most cover plates are bigger that our usual card size in the Netherlands. But it still fits in an common envelope, so I gave it a try. I've got one cover plate with hexagons from Papertrey Ink and I used it in combination with the PTI stamp set 'Morning by Morning'. I stamped the flowers with blue ink which gives a fresh look. I splashed some ink on the base card. The sentiment is from Papertrey too.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Travel the world

Today's card is made for a birthday boy. I used an older paperpad from Simple Stories with a travel theme. The sentiment is from Els Brigé and the little star from Papertrey Ink.

Back to my studybooks. Later today I've got some lectures and I have to prepare a bit more...
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Hello January

The year has started beautifully with lots of sunshine which gives me energy to start at school next Monday. I really love the Christmas break, but going back to 'regular' life is good also. Today I will do my preparations for next week's lessons and in between tasks I hope to create a card as well. In the last few days I cleaned my craft room and decluttered it (which was really necessary...) and I made some cards as well.
Today one of the birthday cards I created. I used some Studio Calico papers, a leaves die from Maggie Holmes and a birthday set by PTI.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for coming by!