Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween treat bag

Even though we do not celebrate Halloween in The Netherlands,
I always like the cute images for this fun festival.
My grandson likes it too, so I made this treatbag for him.

I used digital images from Love Cynthia
This time I used the pre-colored images.

The bag is decorated with these colors of distress
oxide ink and an acrylic sheet.
You dab one color at the time on the sheet, spray a little water on it
and dab the color on the bag.

Here the first color: fossilized amber.

After adding 3 colors it looks like this and 
dried it with a heat gun.

With a bat punch (SU!) I made a template to use on the bag.

With Hickory Smoke and a blending tool I transfered
the bat to the bag.

Of course I made a matching tag with the bag.

The sentiments on the tag and the bag are rubber stamps
 from Tim Holtz. All the images are printed and cut out
with scissors.

I want to enter my treatbag for the photo challenge


Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Diwali

I was a lucky winner on the Viva la Verve Blog
and with my winnings this is one of the sets I choose:
"Light my World" and I received it just in time to make 
a card for Diwali. This is a Hindu festival I just learned about
now that my daughter is on vacation in India.
Now about the Diwali Festival.
It is a light festival and you can read all about it here.

So I made a card with lots of bling and light.

The lights are colored with markers and I cut them out
with scissors. Behind each flame there is a circle
of gold paper. The sentiment is also embossed with 
gold embossing powder and all the dots of gold
are sequins that came in my package. I used a little 
tombow glue to fastned them to the black background.

I found these wonderful washi tape rolls in my 
stash and they go perfectly with the theme of my card.

Wishing some of my friends a wonderful celebration
and Happy Diwali!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Club Scrap and retiform technique

Welcome to another fun technique idea on the Club Scrap Blog.
Today i am sharing there an old but such a fun technique called
"Retiform". You can see how to make this on the Club Scrap Blog.
Here I have a variation on this technique called "Partial Retiform".
Found a tutorial (with video) here.

This technique is perfect for one layer cards.
Once you start doing this you make lots of cards 
and want to try all kind of variations with all your stamps!
This card is made with the Club Scrap October stamps 

And here is another card. This time I used my 
Club Scrap Lagoon stamps

Hope you give this technique a try and add your 
card to the linky tool on the

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Club Scrap October sketch

Each month there is a sketch challenge on the 
Not only did I use the sketch for this card,
I also used the color challenge of the

For my card I used Club Scrap Scandinavia stamps
and Lagoon papers and sticker jewels.
The background is made with the direct to paper
technique and red and blue ink.
I stamped the sentiment on the ribbon with black ink.



I also made a digital card with the sketch. For this card 
I used the digital images from the Scandinavia kit.
For this card I used the photoshop program.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Pumpkin tag

Here is my tag for the pumpkin challenge on 
Diana Larsons blog HERE.

While I was cleaning my desk again, I found a little
pile of tags with some beautiful backgrounds,
ready for finishing and this is one of them.
Background is made with distress inks and Tim Holz stamps.

For this the tag I also used pumpkin, cat and bird dies.
The border on the bottom is also a wonderful
 die from Tim Holtz fastned with stamples to the 
tag. The sentiment stamps are from Lawn Fawn
and the pumpkin coffee image is a digital image

The beautiful pumpkin ribbon is of course 
one of the handdyed ribbons by Diana Larson.
You find these ribbons here.


Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Blog Candy

Today I have some Blog Candy for you.
Michael Strong has send me an extra package of these
wonderful Cloisonné Cubes and if you leave a comment
to this blogpost, you might be the lucky winner of 
this package of stamps!

These stamps are so great for coloring and making your own puzzle.
And did you think you could also make it into a Chritmas card?
No? Yes, you can!! 6 colored cubes and a Christmas sentiment!

The cubes are stamped in black and colored with markers.
I added flowers and a gemstone heart and a Christmas wreath
is ready for sending.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Halloween Birthday Card

Here my card for the sketch challenge (see below)
with Michael Strong's latest stamp: Cloissoné Cubes.
As Halloween is near, I made the card in Halloween colors.
The cat is a die cut from Mike (just not available anymore).

The cubes are stamped with black ink and colored 
with markers. Then they were cut out and fastened
to the background with foam tape.

This is the sketch from 
CAS(E) this Sketch Blog.
I turned it sideways for my card.

Here you see the new Cloisonné Cubes.
The set comes with two stamps.
If you come again tomorrow, I have a set to giveaway!

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!