Monday, September 28, 2009

Cardpatterns sketch 34

Everyone seems to do the Cardpattterns sketches nowadays so I decided to have a look at this challenge blog and really liked the sketch.
This is what I made out of it.
It is not spectacular but quite ok, I think.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Let's get shabby, challenge 4

A new challenge at Let's Get Shabby, a sketch design this time.
I really like the Let's Get Shabby blog, the DT members are so gifted. I really love their work. It's my cup of tea.
Anyway, here is my take at the sketch. I once again made a card/booklet and the frontpage is according to the sketch.
This is the inside with a little tag in a pocket on which you can write your message.
The back:
I spend a great deal in bed today. After fighting against the flue for a week or maybe even more I finally give in and called in sick.
I just couldn't see myself on a plain to Turkey feeling the way I do. I think tonight I am gonna lay down on the couch and watch a movie.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

Get Sketchy challenge # 7

Get Sketchy's challenge 7 has been published and here is my take on the sketch:

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I used the cat's line as you can see but they have so many more great stamps!
Enjoy your saturday!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another card

In this cards I used the same papers as the one I showed you yesterday but this one is much cuter, more lace and stuff.
The frontpage was supposed to be on the inside but I started punching holes without thinking before I did so.
No other solutions left than making the inside becoming the outside. But I kept it rather basic so I now had to add some alterations like the lace and pearls and roses.
I think it turned out okay.

The inside. The left handside page was supposed to be the front :-).

The back. Only when looking at the pics I found it is damaged a little bit already, so have to fix that first.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


My brother in law turns 50 this Halloween. Luckily he doesn't read my weblog so I can show you the card I made him.
He is crazy about motorbikes. I am not sure or the one I used is a Harley like his bike but I hope he will still appreciate the card.
The inside

The back, a little less decorated than the other 3 pages.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bree's blog candy

These are just two examples of the great stuff Bree is giving away. Oh man, I get greedy if I see a Martha Stewart edge pons. I just ordered the Doily Lace at Hobbyworld and will be able to pick it up wednesday. I just can't wait!
But there is always room for one more.................:-)
And what about this paperpad...........................L O V E L Y.............I say. Get your greedy but over at Bree's Artsy Fartsy Scraproom. All you have to do is become a follower.
And if you want more changes, like me, just tell everyone about it on your blog.
Enjoy your sunday!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Let's get shabby, challenge 3

This canvas is my take on challenge 3 from Let's get Shabby.
I made it according to a workshop from Chimene, I had a look at her blog and wow.........she is such a talented lady.
Thanks for the workshop Chimene!

Canvas: 20x20 from Artist, bought at Action for only 1,99 per 2 (Action is a dutch store with lots of cheap goodies, love it!)
Pearls: Cut out of a pearl necklace bought for a few cents at Action.
Lace: Bought at Hobbyworld.
Underneath the lace a torn bathsponge: Action, 0,39 eurocents.
Roses and flowers: The big roses I bought in a heartshaped box at Xenos (dutch store again). Lots of roses in one box for 1,50
Hearts: Creamotion: dress it up, glued some flitter on it from Rayher.
Photo: printed on photopaper and cut out with my ovalshaped coluzzle.
Paper around the photo: Basic Grey Bygone plaid.

Enjoy your day. Hopefully it is as sunny as it is here in the Netherlands today. Propably one of our latest sunny days so I am gonna enjoy it.

Get Sketchy challenge # 6

This is sketch 6, made, once again, by Dora. A difficult this one I think. The bonuschallenge is not using patterned paper.

I didn't even give that a try. Don't touch my patterned paper and nobody will get hurt!

This is the price you can win this week and I just wish I could enter the challenge as well cause I am absolutely crazy about this tote. Love, love, love, love it.
Neatnis is this weeks sponsor. I make a bow for them for giving away such a big price.

Go ahead! Get Sketchy! You might win this fabulous superduper price!

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Love u

Just a card I made last night. I brushed some Perfect Pearls on the letters with, what I thought was, invisible ink (Perfect Medium from Ranger) but it got al sticky.
Now you don't want a sticky card, do you? So I decided to seal it with Glossy Accents.
This morning I noticed some cracks in it but I don't care, I even like it, it looks very vintage this way.

I went to the grand opening of Hobbyworld Croptime in Hazerswoude Rijndijk this morning. Hudge two story high store!
If you are in the neigbourhood you should go and have a look.
I made this little box instead of flowers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Yesterday I made a card for Riet. I think lots of you know Riet, she so faithfully comments on every card I and lots of other bloggers make.
But now Riet is very sick and in bed, not able to make any comments. Problems with her lungs and her MS.
Karin has been so sweet to send through all the cards we made for Riet and as we read on Karin's blog Riet was overwhelmed with joy when she received all this cards. Even a bit emotional.
That's why I decided to make a second one just for her.
If you want to sent one too you can send one to Karin. Isn't she great?
This world isn't so bad after all. People still do great things for one another.
You are wonderful Karin!
At the bottom of this blog you can find Karin's adress who will sent your card to Riet.
Get well soon Riet!

Karin Versteeg
tav RIET
Maria Montessoristraat 11

Monday, September 14, 2009

2 sketches 4 you, bonus sketch

Yesterday I suddenly knew. I was gonna make a card that is also something of a little book. I knew I had to use eyelets and small brown rope.
And I also had to use the beautiful vintagelike image of a rose I cut out the night before.
All of that going through my mind while working on a flight to Ibiza.
When I came home I just was to tired to start but I did find some pink and red ribbon to use and lay it down next to the picture of the rose.
I was considering using the green papers from Basic Grey I just bought (fruitcake double sided and bygone plaid).
If you are not a regular here you will propably wonder where the image of the rose is. Where did the brown small rope go to? The pink and the red ribbon?
You will only recognize the basic grey paper.
If you are a regular however you will know this is just how my mind works.
Nothing ever works out the way I planned it. My mind keeps wondering off to different places, colours and images and I just follow my mind to where ever it takes me.
This morning not completely awake, coffee in front of me, I started making my card and thought I had a look or the 2 sketches 4 you sketch would work but seeing it I knew immediately it wouldn't.
Until I saw the bonus sketch. I knew it had to be the bonus sketch.
All I had to do now was finish the other 3 pages and ready!
I superduper love it myself. What do you think?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A quicky

Made this one last night with my eye half on the television, half on the card. I think I like this one.
Have a great day!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Get Sketchy challenge # 5

Challenge 5 already. Isn't that an anniversary?

Above you see my take on Dora's wonderful sketch.
Wanna have a look at the other design team members card? Click here.
And while you are at it, take a go at the sketch yourself.

What are you waiting for?
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Friday, September 11, 2009

DCL, sketch # 15

My take on DCL's sketch 15. Not as beautiful as I want it to be but time seems to fail me nowadays. You should think now that summer is on it's return I would have to work less but the opposite is true.
Work shouldn't get in the way with playing............................grrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............