Friday, July 31, 2009

The dress

I wanted to make a card with a dress for sometime now but couldn't find a template or stamp. This morning I decided to just draw and cut it out myself and I think I succeeded. It does look like a dress, doesn't it?
I vaguely added some acrylic paint to the pink cardstock and dabbed the sides with my old but faithful dryish inkpad.

I added liquid pearls from Ranger and lots of glitter. Can't do without glitter!

And ofcourse litllte pompons (yes Lean!), some ribbon, some roses and an embellishment.
Klaar is Kees!
Have a great day!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Christmas in July

Christmas in July, I read those words above other blogs before and was sure it would take me months before I could even think about making christmas cards.
Yesterday I went to Croptime to work at their store for once. You can do that and use all the material they've got including the Cricut and Cuttlebug.
I really wanted to try both of them.
I used the cuttlebug to emboss the backgrounds you can see on the darkgreen cardstock and I used a white inkpad to make the sticking out parts white and make it look a little shabby/vintage.

The hohoho is cut with the cricut. Really great machine but so awfully expensive! Still I enjoyed working with it very much!
When I arrived at the shop I had no idea what kind of card I was gonna make so I had a look at all different kind of papers to get inspired.Then I heard myself say: "I am going to make a christmas card". Wow, was I really saying that?

It was this making memorys paper that made me do that. I just love it! It is called St. Nick Vintage Collage and I bought it last year and made great stuff with it and it inspired me again obviously.
You can cut out all this lovely vintage christmas things and make the most beautiful christmas cards. I was glad they still had it in store.
The other thing I wanted to try out was the Glossy Accents.
It has to dry for some time so I bought a bottle and I added it to the card at home last night. I added the Glossy Accents to this hohoho letters.
I am so happy with how it looks. It really ads to your card, makes it look more professional.
What I found was that if you use to little of the stuff, the effect isn't that great as you can see in the third "ho". The two first "ho's" (that sounds so different than it is supposed to sound, LOL) are much more glossy.

Have a great day!

Stamping Mathilda

I always kept my ecoline I had as a kid. Or was I a teen already? Or even begin twenties? I don't know...........I have always been doing creative stuff so it can be anywhere between 6 and 25 I think..............

Yes, I can hear you thinking old is the lady? She is 43! And proud of it.

Anyways, been thinking several times about throwing the ecoline out but never did. It moved houses with me and I always thought it might come in handy once.

And it did! I found this absolutely fabulous website full of inspiratation.

Girls! I tell you! Go over there and have a look.

Here is the link. Clickerdeeclickclick.

Ze schrijft zowel in het nederlands als in het engels. In dutch and english.

Now I am just wondering or my ecoline is still good. Let's try out this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It is a boy

I had this little fellow lying around from the copic marker workshop I did a few weeks ago. I had to do something with him.
I am not crazy about stamping because most stamps are so awfully old fashioned but this guy I found kind of cute.
Have you ever heard about inchies? I didn't. Until yesterday. While browsing the net I found this website with inchies.
I tried to make to myself but they are hardly worth mentioing when you compare them with the art that Nancy put on one little inch.

And to be honest, I kind of wonder, what do you do with inchies?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

25 years

My stephbrother and his wife are married for 25 years soon. On the invitation to the party there was this picture of them on their wedding day and I really wanted to use it.
The picture wasn't all that sharp to begin with but not as terrible as it looks on the picture I took from the card.
Two of the three ribbons I used I won at DCL. They are at sketch number 9 already and this card is made using that sketch.
Paper used on the background I saw in the bookstore at the end of the street and I fell in love with it instantly.
It's from K&Company (12x12 Ashford Ribbon Printed Flat Paper).
I made the 25 in Paint Shop Pro and cut it out using my coluzzle.
Added lots of effect glitter from Rayher.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kazan's sketch 31

Here is my go at Kazan's sketch 31.
I find challenges are so much more difficult than just doing my own thing. I am not totally happy with it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Nostalgic commercial

This nostalgic image from Shaker Soothing Plasters I got from Dora. Also the tooth powder image.
I printed both on firm paper (Hema correspondentiekaart) and I gave the tooth thingy a pink look with a copic marker.
Is this girl cute or what?
The crown pen I found in this drugstore in a little town with not to many stores and it cost only a few cents. I immediately thought it would look great on a nostalgic card. So I bought three.
What do you think?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Two little angels

Back to angels again.

Have to get to work now so not to much explaining here. Have a great day!

Beautiful Blog Award

I got this award from Lean as well as from Sonia and I thank them both.

I pass it through to all of my bloggerbuddies. Thanks for visiting and thanks for sharing your scrapcrap.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blogcandy Simply Inger

Beautiful Blogcandy from Simply Inger. She makes the gorgeoust vintage cards. Go over and have a look.

How my mind works

How my mind works I don't know! I was going to make a lilac christmas card. This is how it turned out to be:

I cut a piece of cardboard in the right dimensions and painted it white with acrylic paint. While it was still wet I sprinkled some glitters on it.
I made the text in paint shop pro and used my copic markers to make the cardstock on which I printed it pink.
A clear stamp inked with an old inkpad which stamps very vague to make the background.
The laceylike ribbon and the pink pomponribbon are one of the ribbons I won at the DCL challenge.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Unscripted sketches 15

Here is my go at Unscripted Sketches 15. Like it? I am not sure whether I do or not.

I thought it was a fairly easy sketch but I kept changing and changing, adding flowers, removing them, etc.,etc.
You girls know the feeling.
And then in the end you just aren't able to judge your own card anymore.
Hopefully the next one goes easier.

Both papers I used (flowers Both papers are from Making Memories. I specified them on earlier logs.

Hudge Blog Candy

Is this blog candy worth your while or not? I say WOW! Go and check it out at Priscilla's Blog.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Laura's sketch 30

I already saw some beautiful cards coming by.I already saw some beautiful cards coming by. This is my go at Laura's sketch 30 over at 2 Sketches 4 You.
I added some embellishments in the inside as well which makes it hard to fold it and put the card in the envelope. Not very handy but beauty comes before practical in this case.
Don't know what you think about it but I am very happy with the outcome.
Paper with flowers: Making Memories
The dark scalloped edge I made with a corner punch and the paper is from Basic Grey, Pattern Paper (eva-1344)

Let's chat

Made this one last night when it was to dark to make a picture. My mother made crocheted butterflies on my request and I got them through the mail yesterday so I just had to use one of them.
Brown paper: backside of Passport from Making Memories

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dutch card lovers, sketch 7

And there is number 7 from DCL already. Here is my take on it.

I really like the sketch but still it took me a few days to finish the card. You know how one card just happens and another one you have to put aside for a while.
This one I had to put aside a little while before I found some new ideas to finish it.

Polka dot paper on the front: Basic Grey (Oh boy)
Paper with the swirls: Provo Craft (Baby boy Green Swirlies on Bleu, Mon Petit)
Paper on the inside left with the little dots: Prima Marketing Inc. (Iron Orchid or something, I cut off a peace and can't find the rest of the words)
I cut the cirles with my Coluzzle and the inner one I stamped with some swirl stamps.

First time

Yeeha! It is my first time that I won a contest. At Dutch Card Lovers I won with this card:And this is the price: Don't you just love it? I especially love the ribbons with the cute little pompons. Can't wait for them to arrive.
But more than being happy with the ribbons I am just happy that I won! Happy as a kid! And that for a woman of 43 years old.