Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Guest Designer

I am so honored to tell you that I was asked to be a guest designer
for the Hambo Hoedown this week.
The digital stamp this week is the dragonfly and the challenge is to
CASE  a card in the Hambo Galleries.
I chose a card from the animal gallery here:
It is Jane's chipmunk card that I chose to case.

I love the multicolored background.
I used smooth white paper and a Club Scrap flower and embossed it white.
With a brayer and a multicolored inkpad I colored the background.
The dragonfly is colored with copic markers twice. One I cut out and glued
the body to the paper and added glossy accent on top. The wings
were done with stickles.
Have a creative day!

Time for an apple with honey!

Hello Stampers,
Welcome to my blog. I have a combination of posts
Here you see my card for the Jewish New Year,
which is starting tomorrow.
It is a tradition to eat a sweet apple with honey
to wish one another a very sweet New Year.
I got some lovely digital stamps from Create with TLC
this year for my cards. The latest new stamp is the
"apple time" stamp that is used on my cards.

For my cards I used some kraft colored cardstock
in combination with apple red cardstock.
Below you find the template for the card.
If you click on the picture you get the large version and safe
this to your computer with the right mouse click.

The honey part of the apple is embossed with the swirl embossing folder
and colored with wild honey distress ink. To make it look real creamy
all of this part is embossed with honey pearl embossing powder.
The sentiment is also by Create with TLC.

The apple Time image is colored with copic markers.
I do hope you all have a wonderful start of the New Year!

This is a little apple box made for a small honey jar.
This is easo to make. Cut two strips of red paper of
8,5"x 2" and use a corner rounder at the end.
Place the strips crosswise on top of each other and
glue in the middle. Use a hole punch on each
end. Cut the 2 leaves, punch a hole too.
Place the little honey jar on the middle, cross to strips
on top and tie with the ribbon. Cross the other two strips
on top, pull the ribbon through the holes, tie a knot
and add the leaves and make a bow.

Have a sweet and creative New Year!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blog Candy!!

Here is my card for the ongoing challenge at
and to say to say thank you to
for they offer YOU
4 rolls of ribbon for BLOG CANDY
of your choice
on my blog.

What to do?
Please leave some comment
on my blog and I hope to
make it 300 followers.
Will that be you?!
You have until the end of this month.
On the 1st of October  I will announce the winner.

And now back to my card:
The flower in the vase is the new stamp by Designed2delight
called "Happiness Blooms" and is colored with copic markers.
On the vase I added glossy accent to make it look more real.

The butterflies and the script on the background (both embossed
with white embossing powder) are by Stampin'Up!.

The sentiment is by Create with TLC.

And the ribbon on this card is ofcourse by: Fantastic Ribbons.
So if you want some of these ribbons too,
leave some comment and become follower of my blog
and it may be YOU who can choose some
lovely ribbons!

Here another card, just for fun, but with some lovely
cat paw ribbon from Fantastic Ribbon.

The cat is by Michael Strong and the sentiment
Backgroundstamps by SU! and Club Scrap.

Have a creative day!

Stella a la Zindorf

I am a big fan of Michaelle Zindorf.
She makes beautiful art and she gives great classes,
but......she is not coming to Europe,
so here we just have to do with her tutorials.
Today I used one of her early tutorials to make this card.
If you are interested here is the tutorial:

For this card I used Michael Strongs cat stamp.
His cat is called Stella.
I stamped her once on the card and once on a piece of paper,
colored her with distress inks and cut her out.
Used some double sided foam tape to mount her on the background.

The sentiment is by Create with TLC
and after printing it, I colored it also with distress ink
and used a white gel pen on the letters.

Hope you will give it a try too!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Uitdagingen/ Challenges

Vandaag een kaartje gemaakt voor twee uitdagingen te gelijk
 Voor Hambo Hoedown #33 en
Voor de eerste moest je eiets gebruiken uit huis en voor de
tweede uitdaging is het thema vriendschap.

Ik heb op deze kaart voor de Hambo Hoedown
een sleutelring gebruikt bij de maan,
die ik met garen op de cirkel heb vast genaaid.
Het huis en de tekst zijn van Hambo
en kan je vinden onder House 2.

en alles is gekleurd met copic markers.
Natuurlijk moet je je vrienden in de gate houden hoe het met ze gaat
en af en toe een kaartje sturen.

Het lint heb ik gewonnen bij een eerdere uitdaging
van Penny Black. Ik heb hardstikke leuk lint uitgezicht bij
Fantastic Ribbons en ze hebben een
geweldig nieuwe website om uit te kiezen.

This is my card for the
For the first challenge you need  to incorporate something from
around the house that you don't normally see on a card.
And for the second challenge the theme is "Friendship".

For the Hambo Hoedown I chose to us a keyring
on the sun, that is fastned with some embroidery thread.
The house and the text is found under House 2.

For the Penny Black challenge, I chose to use the
Friends have to keep in touch with each other,
even by sending a card and see what is going on.

A couple of weeks ago I won a prize at PBSC
and I could choose some wonderful ribbons from Fantastic Ribbons.
They have a wonderful new webwsite to choose from

Have a creative day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Images for Rosh Hashana

Wow, what wonderful new images at
Thanks so much, Paulette, for making
my cards for the Jewish New Year sparkle!
This is the set of wonderful new images for
Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year)
that is on the 28th/29th of September this year.
Below you find some of the cards I have made
to inspire you to use the images.
You find this set in the
 for only $ 2.20
and there are 3 digital apple papers for FREE here:

All these cards are a little scrappy. Made with different
scrappapers in the background and the images are colored
with copic markers, watercolor crayons and pencils.
Hope you are inspired and hop over to
Create with TLC and get your images.

Have a creative day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

D2D Harvest

Here is my card for the ongoing challenge at
Every week that you play you get a free image
so you can play the next week.
This week we got "Autumn Harvest" to play with.
I got the idea for this weeks card on the
Hero Art Blog, were they showed this video:

I used the D2D Autumn Harvest image
and some stamps from FireCracker Design.
I colored every image with water color crayons.

The sentiment is by Create with TLC.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Techno Stamper #191

Here is my card for the Techno Stamper Sketch #191.
I am in the middle of making cards for the
Jewish New Year (more info you find HERE)

Paulette - owner of Create with TLC -
made this wonderful
image for me. Thanks very much!!
I colored the image with copic markers
and some glitter on the leaves
On the circle I used the Faux embossing technique.
This is the inside of the card:
made with a Hebrew sentiment
(Have a happy and prosperous New Year)
and some apples by Judikins (Posh Impression line).

Need some more inspiration for Jewish New Year cards?
I have a blogpost with the Design Junkies HERE.

Have a sweet and creative day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hambo Hoedown 32

In the nick of time I have my card finished for the
Autumn themed challenge at Hambo Hoedown.

For this card I collored with copic markers.
In the heart of the flowers I added some stickles.
The sentiment is by Create with TLC.
And I used a punch leave.
A ribbon from stash to complete the card.

Have a creative day!