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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Three's a Charm!

Hello all!

I have a scrapbook page to share with you today for the new Delightful Challenge "Three's a Charm"! The idea is that you use something in threes on your project, I've used 3 photos and three brads here. I've scrapped some photo's from our holiday on the Dutch island of Texel last summer; we had a great time, beautiful weather and we explored the whole island on rented bikes. I've used some bits of memorabilia as well, such as the Texel beer caps and the little leather bracelet we bought there and that broke on the first day :) Not much journaling this time, but I tried to make it interesting by adding all kinds of embellishments. I had a great time creating and reminescing :) If you'd like to join us, please do, make sure you let us know what "Three's" you used!

* Digital Delights Seahorse, coloured with Promarkers & Sakura Gel Pen
* DCWV Pastels Textured CS
* DCWV The Photo Stack 2 DP
* K&Co Roam Tag Pad
* K&Co Travel SMASH Pad
* Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Inkadinkado Fun in the Sun Mini Stamp Set
* Scalloped Circle punch
* Buttons, Ribbons & Brads from stash

Sponsoring us this week is our very own Wendy!

* Natalie & Amy (Something Old, Something New) Old: Buttons, Tag/New: SMASH Pad
* AnMa Creatief (Anything but a Card)
* Alotta stamps (Multiples of Three) Photo's & Brads
* Come and Get It (Just Add Water)
* Created with Love (Bright & Cheery)
* Incy Wincy (Anything but a Card)
* Everybody Art Challenge (Tag) I've used a tag on my LO
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* Pile it On (Sunshine)
* Top Tip Tuesday (Tag) I've used a tag on my LO

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Saturated Pastels

Good morning my fellow crafty persons!

Today is another grey one here in the Netherlands, I have been having problems getting up every day this week. A lovely warm bed and an extra snooze just seems too inviting for me to jump out of bed and get on with my day. But it had to be done, so here I am :)

I am sharing a challenge card with you for Fab 'n Funky today, our lovely Sue has set the theme of 'Pastel Colours'. We are sponsored by Saturated Canary, who is offering two digis to the winner, and the DT also got to pick an image to work with. I picked Naveah, such a lovely dreamy image, what a lovely floaty dress. As usual with Saturated Canary images, there is an abundance of hair to colour, which I think I didn't totally do justice, wasn't pleased with how that bit of the card turned out. I do like the shading on her dress though, I've done worse ;) I also decided to add a little hand stitching around the edges, I think it looks great but it was a hell of a lot of work and fiddly too! Anyway, I love how this card turned out overall, I can use it for so many occasions, including perhaps Mother's Day for my MIL.

* Saturated Canary Navaeh, coloured with Promarkers & highlighted with a Sakura Glitter Pen
* EMP Vintage and K&Co Mat Pad DPs, slightly distressed with Distress Tool and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
* Wooden butterflies from local stores (Xenos and Pipoos)
* Personal Impressions sentiment stamp
* Scalloped circle punch
* Pearls from stash

* Cutie Pie (Pretty Pastels)
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* Color Me Creative (Girly Time)
* Simply Create Too (Mother's Day/For a Female)
* LEJ (For a Lovely Lady)
* Whoopsi Daisy (Add a Sentiment)
* Paper Playtime (Sentiments Stamps)
* Tuesday Throwdown (Thinking of You)
* Little Miss Muffet (Blue & Yellow)
* Sassy Studio (Real or Faux Stitching)

Thursday, 21 February 2013

A Sketchy Post

Good morning everyone!

Almost weekend, can't wait :) If you were worried about my post title, no need, I'm not involved in any dodgy business but just referring to the Delightful Challenge theme this week, asking you to use the SKETCH provided to inspire your crafty projects. Those of you who've been to this blog before know how I feel about sketches and again I had trouble to keep adhering to the sketch. I have no idea why it is so hard for me to do, but sketches are always the most difficult theme for me. Anyway, I did manage to make a card, but I also managed to give my own spin to it:


* Digital Delights Mr Gnome & Christmas Sentiment Set, Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Studio Light DP & assorted scraps
* Crafters Companion Scoring Board to create the scalloped edge
* Wooden butterflies from local store (Xenos)
* Ribbon, peeloffs from stash

If you enjoy using sketches or if you are sketch-impaired like me but still enjoy a challenge, come and share your work with us!

Our sponsor this week?

Prize:$20 store gift card

* Allsorts (Things with Wings) Butterflies
* Created with Love (Things that Fly) Butterflies
* Forever Friends (Animals,Butterflies or Birds) Butterflies
* Creatieve Zebra (No Flowers)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Paper Makeup Stamps (Anything Goes)
* Paper Minutes (Faces)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop (Anything Goes)
* Cards in Envy (Polka Dots and/or Stripes)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Flower Power

Hi all!

I'm still a little under the weather, incredible how long this cold is lingering! I'm back at work though, as I had cabin fever after being cooped up in the house for an entire week. It did give me plenty of time to crafty though :) The card I am sharing with you today came about pretty quickly actually, I'm using it as an inspiration card for the new Fab 'n Funky's "Flower Power" Challenge. Our sponsors this week are Flonzcraft & Stampart Design by Katherine, offering some lovely prizes for you to win if you play along.

* Studio Light Decoupage Image
* First Edition Hideaway DPs
* Spellbinders Shape CS
* Wooden Butterflies (Xenos) & Lace (Hema) from local stores
* Eline Vintage Sentiment Stamp set
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* Pearls & Ribbon from stash

* Card & Scrap (Use Flowers)
* Crafty Cardmakers (Blooming Images)
* Created with Love (Things that Fly) Butterflies & Ladybug
* Incy Wincy (Pop It Up)
* Sparkles Forum (Lace it Up)
* Paper Playtime (Sentiment Stamp) Inside the card
* Stamps & Fun = Create (Lace)
* Sentimental Sundays (Lace & Pearls)
* QKR Stampede (Anything Goes)
* Allsorts (Things with Wings) Butterflies & Ladybug

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Would you like to be our guest @ Ooh La La?

Would you like to opportunity to join us for four challenges as a Guest DT? Then you're in luck, because Ooh La La is looking for some crafty talents to showcase their lovely products for a period of two months at a time. Our challenges are biweekly, so that would mean making 4 creations. If you are interested, join our current challenge "SPARKLE & SHINE" and add GDT after your name. We are looking for more than one GDT at this time, so why not take a chance and showcase your lovely crafty projects :)

Monday, 18 February 2013

It's Not that Black & White

Back again :)

This time with my card for PCD Challenges, with the theme "Black & White plus One Other Colour". In my case I used red as my additional colour. I love the Oriental theme of this card, it's my first one ever. I'd love to see what you can do with this challenge!

* Platypus Creek Digitals Hana digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Romak Pretty Papers Oriental 2 DPs & Making Memories Rouge & Mocha assorted scraps
* Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Vintage Buttons
* Starform peel offs
* Personal Impressions Sentiment Stamp
* Ribbon from stash

* Gingerloft (Red)
* Forever Friends (Anything Goes)
* Deep Ocean (The Letter B) Buttons, Best Wishes, Black
* Scrapbooking Queen (Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Anything Goes)
* By the Cute and Girly (Roses are Red) Using Red as one of my main colours
* Pretty Little Ribbon Shop (Anything Goes)
* Charisma Cardz (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Ribbons (Button Up)

Sparkle & Shine

Hello all!

How was your weekend? Since I am still recovering from the flu, I spent my weekend just pottering around the house and doing a bit of crafting & baking. It was lovely :)

Today I have a Get Well Soon card to share with you, made for the Ooh La La Challenge starting today with the theme "Sparkle & Shine". I used my Glitter Spray on the image to make it all sparkly, it works really well as the glitter doesn't rub off after drying. I'd love to see your projects at the challenge!

* Ooh La La Clematis Decoupage, sprayed with Crafter's Companion Multicolour Spray Sparkle
* Docrafts Country Companions For Someone Special & Studio Light DPs
* DCWV Pastels Textured CS
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Eline Vintage Sentiment Stamp Set
* Forest Moss & Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
* Gems, peel offs & Pearls from my stash

* ATCs with Attitude (Be My Valentine/Anyting Goes)
* Oozak (Anything Goes with Your Favourite Colours) Lilac & Green
* Bunny Zoe (Flowers & Pearls)
* Southern Girls (Bling It On)
* Forever Friends (Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Anything Goes)
* Charisma Cardz (Anything Goes)
* QKR Stampede (Anything Goes)
* Card & Scrap (Use Flowers)

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Frilly Dillon

Hi everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Have you got anything special planned? I baked some yummy treats and we will be exchanging cards, but that's about it. Anyway, another Thursday means another challenge @ Delightful Challenges! This week, the theme is "FRILLY", using scallops & lace. I used my Doily Lace Border Punch to include both in my card, as I wanted to try my hand at male card making. Here's my card:

* Digital Challenges Dillon the Lion, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue & DCWV Mango Frost DPs
* Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* MS Doily Lace edge punch
* Ribbons, pearls, brad & peel offs from stash

Our sponsor this week is:

Prize = 3 cutting sets from the store

Come and join us if you can!

* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* Tuesday Throwdown (Anything Goes)
* Forever Friends (Anything Goes)
* Forever Friends (Animals/Butterflies/Birds)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Anything Goes)
* Cards Galore (One for the Men)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Paper Playtime (Border Punches)
* Pretty Little Ribbon (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Indoors Decoration

Good morning everyone!

It has been very quiet on my blog this week and I haven't been able to visit all the other blogs I love as I have been struck down with the flu :( Thankfully I am feeling much better again now, as a new challenge is starting today at Fab 'n Funky themed "WHAT'S INSIDE", one of my teamie Beccy's ideas, meaning that we want you to decorate the inside of your card. I always do that anyway, a great way of using up scraps of paper, but thought I would make a bit more of an effort this time around. I got to play with my new purchase, Card Candi, which I really enjoyed, so versatile but it doesn't add much in terms of weight to your card (very important if you want to mail your cards, which I usually will).

Here is my Christmas-themed card, both inside and out!

We are sponsored by Stampfairy this week, it would be great if you could come and play along with us!

* Stampfairy Gingerbread Babies Hoola Hoop, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Red Glitter
* Helz Cuppleditch Pepper's Christmas Party DPs + some scraps
* Forest Moss Distress Ink & Silver Ink
* Vintage Berries Candi
* Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Button
* SEI Christmas Mint Vanilla Icing Accents
* Joycraft Snowflake punch
* Eline's Winterhuis Christmas Sentiment Stamps
* Pearls from stash

* Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Mayzy Art (Anything Goes)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* Use it Tuesdays (Fasteners) Hoarded items are the SEI Accents & Red Glitter
* Natalie & Amy (Something Old & Something New) Old: SEI Accents & Glitter, New: Candi
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* Tuesday Throwdown (Anything Goes)
* Craft Room Challenges (Make Your Own Embellishments) Rosettes
* Forever Friends (Anything Goes)
* Oozak (Anything Goes with Your Favourite Colours) For Christmas, it has to be Green & Red

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Think Spring

Good morning all,

You might not get the feeling it's spring when you look out of the window (I certainly don't!) but this card was all about spring! My cousin just had a baby boy and with that in mind I wanted to make a less traditional baby card to send her. I used all my lovely DP scraps were still lying on my desk leftover from previous projects and which I hadn't cleared away yet. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out AND my desk is a little cleaner to boot ;)

As it is the beginning of the month, there is a new release over at Digital Delights. I've used Flying Roxster which I found such a cute image and perfect for little boys' cards. The Delightful Challenge theme this week is "THINK SPRING", asking you to use pastel colours (as you can see from my card, I'm a total idiot and forgot the pastel bit), if you have the time and inspiration please come and join us!

* Digital Delights Flying Roxster & Spring Sentiment Set, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* DCWV the Photo Stack 2, Echo Park A Walk in the Park & My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue DPs
* Peacock Feathers & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* DCWV Green Stack Chipboard Bird
* Eline Vintage Sentiment Stamp Set
* Buttons & star gems from stash

* The House that Stamps Built (Bright Colours & Vibrant Prints)
* Crazy 4 Challenges (Smiles & Happiness)
* Color me Creative (Colour with Texture) The Little Bear
* Allsorts (Let's Get Cute)
* Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)
* Gem of a Challenge (Gingham or Checks)
* One Stop Craft (Anything Goes)
* Bunny Zoe (Anything Goes)
* Tuesday Alchemy (Anything Goes)
* Card & Scrap (Use a Stamp)

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Filled with Love

Hi there!

At the moment, Blogspot is overflowing with Valentine challenges and the new Fab 'n Funky Challenge is no exception, themed "Valentine's & Hearts"! As I have already shared my husband's Valentine's card with you, I'd thought to go with the Hearts but with a totally different theme. And this is what I came up with:

Hope you like it, come and join our challenge this week, we'd love to see your projects!

* Stampart Design by Katherine Filled with Love Digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs and Gloss on the balloons
* Create & Craft Pastel CS
* Echo Park A Walk in the Park DPs
* MS Presents Border Punch
* Personal Impressions Sentiment stamp
* Ribbon & Heart Gems from stash

* ATCs with Attitude (Ribbons/Lace)
* Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)
* Pink Gem Challenge (Gingham or Checks) On the present border
* Allsorts (Let's Get Cute)
* Kaboodle Doodles (Hearts)
* Robin's Fetish (Have a Heart)
* Forever Friends (Use Ribbon or Lace)
* LEJ Designs (Anything Goes)
* Love to Create (Celebrate)
* Whoopsi Daisy (Ribbon and/or Lace)

Monday, 4 February 2013

Pretty Party Time

Back again! 

A new challenge is starting @ PCD as well today, themed "Pretty Party Time", asking for projects focusing on a female birthday or party invitation.This was my first attempt at doodling on the DP, which I first tried with a Glitter Pen. However, it didn't show up very well, so I 'retraced' with a normal ballpoint pen. Hope you can join us!

* Platypus Creek Digitals Ulysses Butterfly, coloured with Sakura Glitter Pens
* DCWV Pastels Textured CS & The Photo Stack 2 DP
* Chipped Sapphire & Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
* Personal Impressions sentiment & Marianne Design Letters & More background stamps
* Pearls, Gems & wooden butterflies from my stash, again coloured with the Glitter Pens

* Crafts and Me (Use Your Favourite Embellishment) Pearls
* Paper Pretties (Square Cards)
* Simon Says Stamp (Anything Goes)
* Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)
* One Stop Craft (Anything Goes)
* Ladybug Craft (Girly/Female)
* Bunny Zoe (Anything Goes)
* Tuesday Alchemy (Anything Goes)
* Card & Scrap (Use a Stamp)
* Addicted to Stamps (Pearls & Swirls) I made a swirls from the pearls

Bee My Valentine

Hello all!

I have so excellent news to share with you! You might remember I was asked to be a GDT for Ooh La La, well, they asked me to become a full DT member instead! Of course I said yes :) This is my first challenge as a DT member and it's a cracker: "LOVE STORY". I decided to use this challenge to make my husband's Valentine's card, I love this cute image! I've used the last layer of pyramage to decorate the inside. I hope you can join me and the other girls for this challenge, see you there :)

* Create & Craft Pastel CS
* Ooh La La Bee My Valentine digital images & paper
* Echo Park A Walk in the Park DP scraps
* Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Matt Gold paper
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Flower Brads and Bee & Heart Peel offs from my stash

* Happy Campers (Flowers & Use Something Digital)
* Hobby Vision (Valentine's Card)
* Gingerloft (Love is in the Air)
* Sassy Studio (Love is in the Air)
* Simply Create Too (Valentine's Day or Hearts)
* Ladybuy Crafts (Valentine's Day and/or Love)
* Visible Image (Love)
* Heck of a Challenge (Love & Flowers)
* Ready Teddy Go (Love is in the Air)
* Emerald Fairies (Love)

Friday, 1 February 2013

Christmas with a Heart

Hi everyone!

Already one month has passed in the new year, it all went by in a flash! But it really is February and time for another CCAYR challenge! For this month, the challenge theme is "RED & WHITE, FLOWERS & HEARTS". Yes, another Red & White project for me :) You have the whole month of February to participate, just make sure you adhere to the theme and make it a Christmas project! I've used up another couple of decoupage images that were waiting on my desk being left over from last-minute Christmas card making. They were perfect for the red & white theme!

* Studio Light Decoupage images
* Echo Park A Walk in the Park DP
* DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Brights CS
* Fiskars Star Border Punch
* Joy Craft Flower Punch
* Ribbon, Heart gem, Border Peeloffs and Peel off sentiment from my stash

* Inky Chicks (Bingo) I've used Ribbon, Sentiments, Flowers
* Creative Craft Challenges (Bling It Up)
* Little Miss Muffet (Hearts & Flowers)
* ATCs with Attitude (Ribbon/Lace)
* Whimsy Stamps (Fancy Edges)
* Bunny Zoe (Anything Goes)
* Scrap Cards (Hearts)
* Kaboodle Doodles (Winter)
* Bearly Mine (Hearts Galore)
* Shopping Our Stash (Love, Red, Hearts, Valentine) I've used Red & Hearts