All Fun Challenges #5- Spring Elephant

It is time again for challenge #5 at All Fun Challenge blog! This week, “there is something new in the air” ….. oh la la! It’s spring! Our challenge is always “anything goes” but this week with a twist: “everything spring”.

And to celebrate “Spring”, we have 2 sponsors today at All Fun. That means also you can fabulous prices on entering challenge #5 at All Fun! We welcome: Bugaboo stamps, who offers a $12.00 gift code  to the winner of the challenge which is approx 4 digital images!

We also welcome Twistoon who offers a price of $10 and another of $5!

I was excited to work with a stamp from Bugaboo Stamps: the “spring elephant” . You can use “spring elephant”, for many of your card projects! I think it is perfect for a new little baby girl too! What do you think?! But of course, you can use it on many other projects too.

Here is what I have created:

March 22 again! And spring too. I must honestly tell you that it was difficult to get started to make the map. Not because of this very nice stamp. Then I spoke to myself very strict and said: now you sit down and you are going to make something! Maybe not a very nice card, but at least I did my best. And once you have started, the rest actually goes by itself. The hardest part is getting started.

I took some of my cutting dies this time. Also because I wanted to use that super cute bow. It was not easy to stick the bow, but in the end it worked out with some brutal force. 🙂 I put some bling bling things on those spots where the designer of this stamp drew water droplets. And a bling bling flower on the spot of the little snowflake. I destressed the edges of the desing paper very lightly.

With this very cute stamp of the spring elephant, my card is perfect to make a little girl happy, I think!

Entered in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams – Feminine
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends –  Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations –  Spring Florals
The Corrosive Challenges –  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Spring is Coming
Incy Wincy – Spring Fling
Penny Black & More – Spring Flowers
Use Your Stuff – Spring

Wishing you good luck with challenge #5 at All Fun Challenges!

Take good care of yourself! Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you again very soon and in good health! Bye,

Bye,
Deezy

All Fun Challenges #4-Fabrika Fantasy

I’m so excited to announce that I have joined the All Fun Challenges Design Team! I look forward to sharing some super fun challenges with you for this super creative team.
I’m jumping right in with the March Challenge #4!

This week, our sponsor is: Fabrika Fantasy. Fabrika Fantasy writes and illustrates stories in the genre of fantasy adventure and children’s books. They offer illustration services for authors as well as images for crafters and designers. Awesome coloringpages and digistamps are available as instant downloads in their online store. I invite you to take a tour through their awesome website! After you joined the wonderful challenges at All Fun Challenge Blog of course, because this weeks prices are sponsered by this faboulus sponsor!

I was excited to work with the “Young Inari and kitsune” coloring page. This image is part of a coloring book, named Goddesses of Myths . The coloringbook is as beautiful like the name tells you. Besides coloringbooks for adults they also sell digital stamps for crafters. And that is why I decided to make a cart of my finished project!

Here is what I have created:

Guess what I was singing when I was working on my project? Exactly: “Little China Girl” by David Bowie!

Some details about the making of my card:
I have to tell you that for this project I have pulled out my entire watercolor assortment! Everything was used: water color, pearl water color, aqua markers, water color pencils, gel pens and a white gelly roller. As I say: everything!
What I also did before I start to paint, is google on “how does chinese wolves looks like”, “how does a chinese landscape look like”, I have googled on “chinese girls” … etc. I did a little bit of a research before I started my project!
Like we use to say in the Netherlands: Klaar is Klara! (-> “Klara” is ready 🙂 )

With this beautiful “Young Inari and kitsune” coloring page, my card has become a beautiful mixed media artwork! It was very nice to make, challenging, but with a good result! I love that.

Entered in the following challenges:
Angie’s Digital Stamps – #40 Anything Goes Not twist
CD Sunday Plus Challenge – #30 Anything goes
Dare 2b Artzy – March Challenge

Wishing you good luck with challenge #4 at All Fun Challenges!

And thank you so much, for visiting my blog!

Bye,
Deezy

First post as a DT member!

I’m so excited to announce that I have joined the Creative Knockouts Design Team! I look forward to sharing some super fun challenges with you for this super creative team.
I’m jumping right in with Challenge #334 – In Stitches sponsored by The Artsy Stamper!

I was excited to work with the Love Birds Digital Stamp. It’s beautiful! I think you can use this stamp for various occasions too! As a Valentine’s Day card, a card for a wedding couple or a card to offer someone sympathy. Everything is possible!

Here is what I have created:

I first printed out the digi. Then I started to color the print with distress inks (mustard seed, picked raspberry, spiced marmalade and mowed lawn). I stamped the distress inks on a piece of plastic and sprayed some water on it. Then I dipped my digi print in the inks. I have repeated the entire process one more time to get nice, bright colors. I have put my print aside for a while to let it dry very well.
I then pasted a bright pink card onto a blank card. And I splattered on a square white card with some blue colors of watercolorpaints. Then I cut out and pasted my “Lovebirds” stamp on my card. I have colored the eyes of the birds a bit with a white gel pen.
Finally, I stamped a line with my “stitch stamp” and placed the birds on the card so that it looks like the lovebirds are on it. And of course I stuck some sequins to the card and then my card was ready.

With the Lovebirds stamp the card has become a beautiful mixed media artwork! It was very nice to make, simple and with a good result! I love that.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog and wish you lots of fun with the challenge on Creative Knockouts!
Until next time!
Deezy

A little sympathie card

I thought I use my “leaves stamp set” to create this little sympathie card (started with the letter “S”). I also have used my circle dies to die-cut a circle card and I have stamped some leaves and some acorns.

I have die-cutted several circles out of different pieces of cardstock. I die-cutted one circle out of glitter cardstok. I die-cutted the smallest circle from white cardstock and I cut this circle in half and then snip the top half into two sections and the bottom half into two sectinons.
I used memento ink to stamp the leaves and acorn, because I planned to colour them with my alcohol markers. I added a little distress ink around the white circles.
Then I placed each of the segments onto the glitter cardstock, leaving narrow gaps. Layered all the pieces onto the card front using 3D foam pads to finish. When I was almost ready I thougt a little text would be nice too. So I stamped this with a little Distress Archival Ink in the color “ground espresso”.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you again soon! Bye,

With this card I would like to enter in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations – Trees and/or Leaves and/or Autumn
Color Crazy Craft Challenge – Anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog – Anything goes
Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge – Autumn Halloween
Cardz 4 Galz – Something beginning with the letter S

A not so scary halloween card

After a busy weekend (my son turned 16, so we celebrated a big party), I found finally time to do some crafting. Here in the Netherlands, winter time has started this weekend. The days are getting shorter and the dark outside comes much quicker. Through every street runs a shadow rushing for some place to hide … real Halloween time!

With this card, I am more than satisfied with my passion for making cards! Have been wonderfully busy.

I first edited the background with distress ink. And of course I drawn some flashy lightning in it. I then printed out the free digital stamp and colored it with my alcohol markers. I punched a few mounds of black paper with my die-cutting machine. Then I thought the card was a bit bare. That is why I myself drew, colored and cut out the ghost and the two pumpkins. Then I also gave this a nice place on the card. I matted the card on black glitter cardstock. I wrote by hand: “Happy Halloween”, with a white gell pen.

Thank you for your visit and your visit to my card making web blog. I hope to see you next time!

With this card I would like to enter the following challenges:
Addicted to stamps and more – add a pumpkin
CD Sunday Plus Challenge blog – Anything Goes’ as long as something from a craft CD, USB or a Digital image
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes
Allsorts challenge blog – Make your own background
Crafty Calendar Challenges – Autumn Colours/Halloween
My Time To Craft – Halloween or Cats