A Crazy Ferris Wheel

Actually, I am someone who looks in November already, all the plants out of the ground. I don’t like rain, cold, or wetness at all! Okay, Christmas is fun, but I prefer to skip the autumn and winter months. But this year I prefer to skip the coming months. I wish we were six months later in the year! I think that’s why I participate in this Christmas card challenge!

Don’t they look carefree from these snowmen in the Ferris wheel?

Take good care of yourself! 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:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – ATG / No Patterned Papers

Place to Start February Challenge: Create A Masculine Card or Project

I have also recently become a design team member of the incredibly fun challenge blog A Place to Start! Place to Start has a new challenge starting today!!! Here is my first contribution for the month of February.

The theme this month is: Create A Masculine Card or Project.
Please click on the link to join in the fun, I can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Here is my card, I hope you like it!!!

How I made my card:
1. I first picked out some nice design paper.
2. Then I cut out a square on white card stock. Here I used my sunshine stencil and blended it with a
distress ink on a white square. I put some sequins in it, pasted a piece of accetate in front of it and
stuck it on my card.
3. I found the white square frame a bit boring, so I also edited that with some blue distress ink.
Then I stamped and colored my balloons, cut them out and stuck them on the card. Along with some
small white clouds.
4. And finally, with I used a small stamp to stamp the text “Have A Fabulous Birthday” on the top edge of
the frame.

Thank you for your visit and your visit to my card making web blog. I hope to see you next time! And bBe sure and join in our monthly challenge at a Place to Start Blog!

I would also like to add my card to the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create – anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge February #2 – anything goes
Classic Design February #2 – anything goes
Corrosive challenge blog #2 February – anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s monthly pattern paper challenge – anything with pattern paper
Krafty Chicks 492 week 5 – anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 125 – anything goes
QKR Stampede 383 – anything goes

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!

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

Funny Christmas Gnomes

When I came across these three little guys, I promised them that when they went home with me, I would make a lot of cards from them. Well, they went home with me. But actually, this is the first card that I make with them.. Because I have taken a whole bunch of these nice guys home with me and I can’t choose which one to start with!
And therefore you should never believe a craftsupplies hoarder!

Crazy stuff here in the craft room, with all those cute gnomes, I can tell you!

But I have a lot of fun making this card! I used some cardstock that is laying around for years and that also counts for the ribbon and the two little buttons. I colored the gnomes with alcohol markers in the colors of the cardstock. I like coloring very much, aspecially when it all turns out nice. And they did, I think 🙂

Challenge Entered:
Arty Divas challenge#6 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge#104 – Anything Goes
The Holy and Ivy Christmas Challenge#57 – anything goes
Through the craft room doors Challenge – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge#39 – Anything Goes
Love to Craft Challenge#39 -Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #15– October Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge#458 -Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge#105 -make us laugh

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.
Crafty Hugs x

Feeling brave with the spotlight technique!

I had never really heard of the “spotlight technique”! After I explored what this technique actually meant on YouTube, I got an idea and I started working on my card.
I have a beautiful rose stamp (from Craftsensations, I believe) and I stamped a piece of watercolorcardstock with the black ink from Ranger. I then I colored the roses with some watercolors and put it all together on black cardstock.

Entered into:
613 Avenue Create – AG, twist Spotlight Technique.

Thank you for your visit and I hope to see you again!

Shimmering mermaid

It was very rainy here in the Netherlands today. So perfect weather to make some cards! I love to browse the internet and see what other people make. And during one of those scavenger hunts, I came across a card made with a Polkadoodle stamp. I was immediately sold and I had to make a card with a cute little mermaid!
However, I did not use an original stamp from Polkadoodle, but I draw this cute mermaid myself (and to be very clear about this: I copied it after an image from the Pokadoodle website, just to trie and challenge myself!) and incorporated it on my card. Because I like to draw very much and I have to challenge myself so every now and than!
I used also a self-made background paper: this one I made with the neocolor II aquarelle sticks, a nice stencil and some gesso. I colored the mermaid with my watercolor paint of “Art by Marlene”. This paint has very nice bright colors. The seaweed and the shells are stamps from Craftsensations and I colored them with the Shiny Metallic Water Colour Paints from “Creative Artist”! I also punched out the background and stuck it on a piece of glitter cardstock. Afcourse this girl needed some pearls here and there and I doodled some dots in her hair with glitter gellpen and a white gellyroll pen.

I loved how the card turned out it is super cute and I am sure it will make one of my nieces very happy!

Thank you for stopping bye and I hope to see you a next time again!