Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday color and sketch challenge: Lily

Today I am a little late with getting my card ready.
My grandson wanted to come and craft - he had been on vacation.
He remembered a card I made with monkeys and now he
wanted to make some too!

So late afternoon, when Owen was back home,
 I had time to make my card.
I choose another sketch and color challenge for my card.
Then I prepared dinner and it is now after dinner,
 that I have time to write my post.

For this card I used
Michae Strong's Lily stamp set
and the Hello sentiment stampset by Stampin'Up!.


The sketch is from the 

These colors are from the
 I started making the background first.
Stamping the lily backgroundstamp and embossing it with 
clear embossing powder. The using wilted violet
distress oxide  ink with the direct paper technique.

With the left over ink on my craftsheet, I colored the 
large lily stamp and after finishing coloring, I cut the flower.
First stamping the sentiment and next adding the flower
to the card. making the flower a little more interresting
by adding a few drops of glitter glue and smearing
this all over the flower with my finger.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday sketch card: turtle birthday

For my card today I combined a sketch and a color challenge again.
This seems to be a great combination.

The color challenge is from the 
where I was chosen one of the six last week.
Thank you!


and the sketch challenge is from the

I used these two colors of oxide inks
and a watercolor brush for coloring the turtle.

Stamps used:
Michael Strong coffee steam
Michael Strong cloisonné sea turtle

First the steam and the bubbles in grean
and the turle on another piece of paper.
Coloring the turtle with the inks and cutting out.
I stamped the turtle twice to cut out the schield
of the turtle to add this with foam tape and 
decorating this with sticky gemstones.

The sentiment is from Stampin'funn.
Couldn't resisit decorating the inside too.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Color Challenge

These beautiful colors on the
looked very appealing to me
and I just had to make a card with them.

Used stamps:
Stampin'Up! Beautiful You and Timeless Textures stampsets.

I started making the background with these 3 colors of 
distress oxide inks: fossilized Amber, spiced Marmelade
and Worn Lipstick. I used watercolor paper.

Addinkg the ink direct to my craft sheet and spraying
some water onto the ink and also on the watercolor paper.

Than getting the paper on the craftsheet and 
taking the ink on the paper.

So much ink was left, that I ended up with 2 pieces
of background paper.

After stamping the image to the background, I used the left
over ink from the craftsheet to color the image.

For the skirt i added some pink glitter glue.

Some of the left over paper I used to decorated the 
inside of the card.

The left over piece of watercolor paper I used 
to make my card for the Art Neko Blog today.

For this card I used two stamps: the big one in the middle that is 
embossed with silver embossing powder is the Circle Medallion
of Flowers on a bed of calligrapy. I decorated the circle
also with yellow sticky pearls.

On the border of the card I used the ginkgo leaf pair stamp
and finished off the card with an organza hot pink ribbon.
Matting the background to silver paper and to
the pink card I now have two cards for the color challenge.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Color and sketch challenge with coffee

Happy Wednesday fellow Stampers!
Today a combination of a sketch and a color challenge in my card.

The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog.

And you find the color challenge on the

All the papers for the card (even design paper) are
from Stampin'Up!. The sentiment and the coffeebeans
are stamps from the set  Cup of Cheer Every Day Life
by CTMH and the girls are from American Art stamp.
On the cups ad the beans there are a few drops of
 glossy accent added.

Thank you for looking
and have a latte great day!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #300

Wow 300 sketches on the 
Congratulations!!
I love using these sketches, so today
I used the sketch to make a card for
my boss. We have moved to a new
building and tomorrow is the first day
we start working there.

I work for a flower wrapping company and
our corperate colors are grey and green.

Papers and stamps are all Club Scrap (various kits).
The background is embossed with a Tim Holtz
faux metal embossing folder colored with
silver ink and a blending tool.
I thought this sentiment - a quote by Walt Disney -
is very appropriate and  stamped it inside the card.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb


Today I share cards I made, because some of my coffee
friends asked me to play along with them by use this moodboard
and come up with a coffee and a tea card.

Most of you know my love for coffee, so I found this great
Coffeeloving Cardmakers group and matching 
Facebook Group. A lot of coffee inspiration.
In this group I started a 
monthly coffeecardlist and this is how I met Celeste and Deb, 
who also share cards on their blogs with this moodboard.

They are here:
Craftingjunky Blog by Celeste

Isn't this a sweet anbd tasty moodboard?!
It inspired me for a coffee and tea card.
I  started with this coffee card using Michael Strong's
coffee cup stamps, Club Scrap coffee rings and 
Verve Stamps sentiment and coffee beans. 
The cups are embossed with 
pink and baby blue embossing powder.

And here is the inside of the card with another
sentiment by Verve Stamps.

This is my tea card. For this card I used 
metal dies for the cups, pot and macaroons
and sentiment by Verve Stamps.
Here is the fist look on the closed card.


And this is how the open card look.
I used a piece of cardstock of 8,5 x 5,5 inch.
I folded it double for the card and then folded
half of the front outward. This way you get a z-fold card.
I used various design papers matching the colors of
the moodboard for decorating the different 
panels of the card.
Cutting the teapot from blue and pink paper and
decorating with the pink butterflies from Verve Stamps
and adding paper flowers with a brad for decoration.
Underneat I cut a label like a teabag and adding
a Verve Stamps sentiment. With a piece of
cotton the label is fastned to the teapot.

Inside I also made a panel for writing
that I decorated with a pink and blue spoon
that was also cut out by a metal die.
I found this wonderful teaset dies on 
Aliexress here.
The inside panet is build on design paper
and a white paper doily. Cups cut out of
design paper and the steam is from the Michael
Strong coffee set stamped first bedore adding the
decorated cups. The macaroons are dies from 
a Marianne Creatble set. I used a white gel pen
for the center and after adding the sprinkles on top
I used glossy accent. 

Thank you Celeste and Deb for having me for coffee today!
Here I share my favourite coffee piccture of this moment:
Opa and grandson having a coffee.
My husband drinks his black coffee and Colin is
having lots of luke warm milk with a little spoon
of instant coffee

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday,
thanks for looking and have a latte creative day!
PS don't forget to look at
Celeste's and Deb's Blog 
for their cards!