Creative Knockouts Challenge #354- Anything Goes- Di’s Digi Stamps

Hello my crafty friends! It’s time for another challenge over at The Creative Knockouts!

Our theme for this week is: Anything Goes!

Our sponsor is: Di’s Digi Stamps. This week you can win: a $6 voucher to one lucky crafter! The only thing you have to do is to enter this weeks challenge!

This is my card using the image called Sunflower Ted

I love this cute little Teddy Bearl with the sunflower and the little mouse!

This is how I made my card:

  1. First, I printed this incredibly fun digital stamp “Sunflower Ted” on a somewhat thicker paper;
  2. Then I colored it with my watercolor brushes;
  3. I die cutted my image in a square;
  4. I choose a nice piece of pattern paper and placed it on my base card;
  5. I stamped the Dutch Stamp “A specially for you” stamp with versamark ink on white cardstock;
  6. I cutted a banner and mat the sentiment on it;
  7. I placed everything on my card.

With this card I would love to play along in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiment Designs  – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge  – Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes 

Wishing you good luck with challenge #354 at The Creative Knockouts! I hope you will join us! Can’t wait to see your cards!

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Aud Sentiments Challenge #252 Artwork Flowers + A Sentiment – Fred, She Said

Time for an other challenge over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog! This week the theme is: Flowers + A Sentiment (Please make sure your card and sentiment follow the theme)!

Our sponsor is: “Fred, She Said” and I have used one of the sponsor images: Gerbera Daisy In A Jar.

This is my card .

Sometimes I can work for hours on a card and need a billion embellishments etc. And sometimes all I need is just a beautiful image, nice color cardstock and a few minutes.

Just a perfect card for sending someone some happy thoughts!

And it really isn’t any more! But that is not necessary.

With this card I would love to play along in the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks – KCC #509 {ALL OCCASIONS}
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog – #160
Crafty Cat Challenges – #508
Color Crazy Craft Challenges – week 21
TIME OUT Challenges  # 162

Wishing you all the best and hope to see you next time again! Good luck with challenge #252 at Aud Sentiments ! I hope you will join us! Can’t wait to see your cards!

Thank you for visiting my blog!


Aud Sentiments Challenge #251 -Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Hello you out there somewhere! How are you doing today? Are you ready for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog?

Our sponsor is: Di’s Digi Stamps I have used one of the sponsor images: Little Pippa for my card. This week you make a change for a $6 Voucher to Di’s Digi Stamps!

Here is my card: I have used all kind of bits and pieces from my stash!

Isn’t she cute? The sentiment is dutch and it means: “Big Hug”. I cut the flowers of the original digistamp away and put some flowers from my stash in place! I love the vintage look and the cute little Pippa stamp colored with my alcohol markers.

With this card I would love to play along in the following challenges:

art Impressions Stamp ChallengeChallenge #280 Kid at Heart
Crafty Creations Challenges – April Challenge (#408) – Anything Goes
Southern Girls –  Always Anything Goes 

Thank you for visiting my blog! Wishing you all the best and hope to see you next time again! Good luck with challenge #251 at Aud Sentiments !


Anything goes with some aquamarkers and cute flora stamps

Today is Sunday in the Netherlands. A lot of time to make a card. I finally wanted to get started with my aquamarkers. I bought them but have hardly used them yet!

First I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder from Lawnfawn. (Stamps are from Aliexpress).
Then I picked out a number of aqua markers from Craft Sensations. Beforehand I made a color scheme that I thought would be nice, first on a sketch sheet .
The markers are very clear in color, so I had to be very careful when coloring. Some leaves only needed a small dot of color!
After each “dot” of color, I immediately spread the colors with a little brush with a little water.
To bring a little more life into the brewery, I sprinkled a few splashes of watercolor on the card with a wet brush.
And finally I stamped a text with Ranger Distress Archival INK (dusty concord). And very carefully with regular distress ink (tea dye) a very light border around the card.
Finally I mounted the card on a black piece of cardstock and then stuck everything on a green card.

I really think that the color combination has become beautiful.

Have a great sunday, and thanks so much for looking xxx

With this card I want to participate in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – anything goes
A Perfect Time To Craft – anything goes
Addicted to Stamps – anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZ – anything goes
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – Flora and or fauna
Love To Craft Challenge Blog – anything goes

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

Know that I’m thinking of you

Craft sensations (a Dutch brand) has recently started a private facebook group where Sandra, one of the designteam members, shows us how to make cute projects from craft sensations products. Very nice. One of the first projects in September is this card. Cards like this are not on my number 10 list to make, but it never hurts to trie something new once in a while!

I have been busy with it all afternoon, but the result is very nice. The Dutch text on the back card says: “know that I am thinking of you!”