Friday, July 31, 2015

The Friday Mashup! Challenge #219: it's all square

The Friday Mashup! Challenge #219: it's all square, with pink, sky and grey.

I made a square frameless vellum shaker card with Joy Crafts! stampset movie tickets 6004/0001. it comes with a coordinating die.
So first I diecut 5 tickets of each pink, grey and blue and then stamped them with Memento Tuxedo black.
The die is solid so I find it easier that way, byt you could stamp first and then diecut if you prefer.

Getting pregnant for some is like winning the lottery and although the stampset is called movie tickets I thought they might be lottery tickets or raffle tickets, I thought it to be fun ;-) Don't know if the recipients will "get it"...

I used the same grey as the background for my shaker pocket.
First opted for black as it would make the tickets pop, but it's not very apprpriate for a baby card I think....Don't know really just a feeling....

It's because I was just playing around with this new stampset on this card:

I did use black here and all the tickets in the stampset on rainbow tickets, you know so it would go for many occasions!

Still prefer the grey on my baby card for this occasion.

If you want to see how I make this shaker card, watch  my video for another similar card.

For  more information on the Friday Mashup! challenge, see this

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes with Penny Black

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes with Penny Black.

I've  used the flower head or dandelion or fireworks stamp from the Penny Black stampset Trims.
Multiple stamping to fill the whole background.
Then I sponged on some distress inks in bright colors as if they were flowers and blue for the background/sky.

Covered it in vellum, with the Simon Says Stamp from Birthday Balloons.
White heat embossed it on the vellum.
Wrapped the vellum around the card and glued it to the panel on three sides.
Added loads of sequins and confetti in similar colors to the panel to make a frameless shaker card. then glued the fourth side shut.

for more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this

Monday, July 27, 2015

Make amazing patterned paper with re-inkers and shavingcream

It's super messy and your hands will be colored for days, but it's also so much fun and so addicting, you'll want to keep going, trust me...have a pile of cut cards at the ready ;-)..

You'll need cardstock, normal or glossy works, use heavy paper because of moist content, I haven't tried watercolor paper, but it migh work also.

Shaving foam, it must be foam or cream not gel. The cheapest is fine, mine smells nice and so do my cards now ;-).
Re-inkers, i've used Distress, but any concentrated pigment will work, I've also done it with Talens ecoline and food coloring.
Lot of paper towels and a scraper, I use a doughscraper, but a card will also work.

In a shallow container, big enough for your cards spray a small layer of shavingfoam and spread it out. Place drops of re-inker across the surface and then using a brush, skewer or alike mix it in the foam.
I prefer staying within one colorfamily but you can go as bold as you want.
lay a piece of card on the foam and press the surface lightly, you do not want to submerse the paper. lift it off and scrape off excess foam. let dry....use it however you see fit.
i've used some of it for the Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge.
to see what I made, click this

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, No ordinary paper

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, No ordinary paper

I've used some of my handmade shavinffoam cards, kraft paper, vellu, tissue and metallic card as well as some selfadhesive glitter funfoam.

I've die cut balloons with the Paper Smooches die balloons, I've used the same throughout as I thought the difference in texture and pattern would be busy enough.

for the background I sued a piece of watercolor paper I've sponged and distressed with Distress inks to mimic the sky.
the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons.
I've also used purple tissue paper to color some watercolor paper.

See how I made the shavingfoam cards, here

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Homemade stamp positioner for 5 euro

About two years ago I made one from a sheet of glass.
It worked fine, but I was so scared of breaking the glass I didn't want to use it.

Since then I acquire a Sizzix Bigshot and have found the acryllic plates to work prefectly.

I just got 2 packs or replacement plates and made a new stamppositioner.
Now Sizzix also has cool colors, so you could make a purple, teal, brown or pink positioner if you'd like, I went with clear and am keepin the purple for cutting...bit of a shame though...they're so nice and perfect now....

I have there foam circles from Konad, they're for nail art, but before I just cut up some cleaning sponges and adhered them with souble sided tape to the glass...My cat ate those. ;-)

See video on how easy it is to make, and how perfect it stamps :-D 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Less is More Challenge #234: use snippets

Less is More Challenge #234: use snippets

First of all: Happy birthday Chrissie! a nice and round number today 70! wow hope you have a fun filled day!

For my snippets I've used a bit of kraft casrdstock I had left over from last week's challenge, made it into a tree with a branch.
And  little heart diecuts I found in my trinket box.

I've also used a kraft cardbase, brown on one side and kraft core.

I've used 3 stampsets...3 people.. Hot Off the Press' hoot hoot for the owl, Simon Says Stamp birthday balloons  for the happy birthday bit and  Sizzix Birhday by Stephane Barnard for the wise bit ;-)

Coloured the owl with my Spectrum Noir markers, stuck the white panel on with some foamtape.

Again : Happy birthday Chrissie!
For more information ont he Less is More Challenge, see this

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Friday Mashup! Challenge #218: let's eat

The Friday Mashup! Challenge #218: let's eat.

And color with markers.

I've used a Lili of the Valley Stamp again, much like last week, but this one is Thomas birthday cake.

I love Lili of the Valley stamp esp. the animals, they're the  cutest.

These stamps don't have sentiments though, so I've used Sizzix's birthday by Stephanie Barnard.

Stamped it all with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored it with  my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

On Neenah ultra smooth solar crest white cardstock.
Made the panel slightly smaller than the cardbase and mounted it with foamtape.

For more information on the The Friday Mashup! Challenge, see this.. 

btw that plate  in the photo looks yummy ;-)

Update 31 nJuly 2015:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesdays Challenge: diecutting

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesdays Challenge: diecutting.

I've only used diecuts and some sequins and glue (ofcourse) to put this card together, no stamping.

I've used the Simon Says Stamp dies thanks on a line and my sunshine
and My favorite things die snowdrifts.

Aleene's fast grab tacky glue and Ranger Multi medium matte

rainbow cardstock

foam tape.

I've started  by cutting the waves with a snowdrift die, yes, why not? and the sun and rays and sentiment.
At first I wanted to mount the waves flush against each other so I diecut two sheets at the same time, so the curves would match up.
Then reckoned that would eat up my whole front panel, so layered them instead.
Kept the sky white to make the sun pop more and well it beats grey skies we have here most of the year  ;-) today but that's lucky  lol
I love using Aleene's fast grab glue for sequins and paper alike, it's really thick and won;t warp the paper because of the low water content I guess.
I've used Ranger multi medium matte on the think thanks die because if any seeps out from underneath you won't see it.
I don't like to use multi medium matte on shiny objectes or cardstock, because is you have seepage then you will see the glue and it will render shiny sequins matte aswell.
Prefer gluedots if the sequins are big enough to hide one, if not Aleene's fast grab glue!
mounted the whole front panel( which is slightly smaller) on the cardbase with foam tape.

Fore more information on the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesdays Challenge: see this

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: sparkle and shine with Pretty Pink Posh

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: sparkle and shine with Pretty Pink Posh.

I've used the image and sentiment from Changito in space by Stampendous.
I've used Ranger's multi medium matte to adhere all those sequins, confetti and alike.

sounds does it?
it wasn't see my video to see how many times my original idea has changed and progressed into this card, it's fun really ;-)

I haven't labeled my sequins so I'm not sure which, but some are Pretty Pink Posh, sorry...
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this

I won the Simon Says stamp Wednesday challenge: get in shape with this card:
I just want to thank Simon Says Stamp for organizing these awesome challenges and prizes, thank you!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lawnscaping challenge #110: color inspired by the rainbow!

Lawnscaping challenge #110: color inspired by the rainbow!

I've used the Lawn Fawn Monster mash for the images and sentiment.

Stamped them with StazOn black ink on water color paper.
At first I used my cheapo paper as it's the most white, but sometimes it tricks you, it pretends to be nice and then starts to wick out color in all directions and not everywhere, just certain spots in the paper.
so I redid it on slightly more creamy paper from Schut, which is also heavy duty 300grams hot pressed watercolor paper...bit fancy really for a small panel on a card, but hey it's worth it ;-)

I also made a rainbow panel for the birthday circle die and diecut it, then glued it on another panel with a circular window. I didn't have the exact same circle size and the sentiment die warped a little and using Aleene's fast grab glue made sticking it precisely a bit tricky, normal glue would give you a longer working time. BUT I forgot that Distress re-inkes would re-activate with the wetness of the glue and I made a bit of a mess on the front crisp white panel...sigh...covered it up with lol...don't tell anyone ;-)

For more information on the Lawnscaping challenge, see this!

update August 1st:
thanks Lawnscaping!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: I scream for...

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: I scream for... I's

So for my I's I've used and Inspirational qoute from Kaistercraft (blue bay set) and an Inked background.

I thought I was recording, but apperently not :-(
Might reshoot the video, but in the meantime:
I've stamped the sentiment twice, on a cardfront panel and on a piece of scrap.
I've torn the edges of the scrap paper to make a mask.
I've then inked around it with pumice stone and hickory smoke to give some shadow in the bottom left corner.
I've used shabby shutters for the rest of the panel.
My inkpad was so juicy as I had just reinked it, I just swiped the inkpad across the paper.

Few gemstones in the corner.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday  Challenge, see this

Sunday, July 19, 2015

You keep me anchored

CAS(E) this Sketch! #132
CAS colours and Sketches  #133
Addicted to CAS #68

I've used a chevron stencil (for addicted to CAS) to make a wavy sea and brown ink for the sand and pink for the anchor as per the CAS colurs and Sketches challenge and kept the design as the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch.

Both the anchor die and the sentiment are from Joy Crafts! and I've used Distress ink for the coloring.


AAA cards challenge #44 water world & dies
Less is more challenge #233 : life's a beach
Inkspirational challenge  #87: anything goes with kraft

I've used 2 pieces of kraft card, one tinted blue/green for the sea and one for the sand. white cardstock for the sea foam.
and a diecut for the little sailboat
 the die si from Joy Crafts! vintage flourishes and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp My sunshine set.

and it's exactly what i'm going to do...relax, but ponder on another challenge with chevrons... :-D

happy sunday!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sparkle and Shine challenge #10

Sparkle and Shine challenge #10.

I have to admit I found this sketch very challenging, in the end I've had to distill it back to just the circle for it to speak to me
I hope it still qualifies..

I  made a shaker with loads of sequins and the Simon Says stamp birthday circle die

for more information on the Sparkle and Shine challenge, see this

The Friday Mashup! Challenge #217: penny for your thoughts

The Friday Mashup! Challenge #217: penny for your thoughts.

I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp (just a note) for the image and for the sentiment a Simon Says Stamp set (stinkin'cute 3x4)

I've colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers, stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink.
I've free handed the thought bubble, you can probably tell.. ;-)

I've used Neenah classic crest utlra smooth solar white paper, it's quite the mouthfull but it's the best paper for alcohol markers I've found so far.

For more information on the The Friday Mashup! Challenge, see this

updat 24th July 2015: I won the challenge! thank you thank you thank you, I will "wear" the badge with pride.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches challenge #195

 Freshly Made Sketches challenge #195.

I've diecut 3  snowflakes form white heavy cardstock and mounted that with foam tape.
I've stamped the sentiment on vellum.
both die and sentimetn are from Joy Crafts!

Also diecut ombre glitter paper and glued that inside the openings.

For more information on the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, see this

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: get in shape with Lawn Fawn

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: get in shape with Lawn Fawn.

To make a shaped card I Used Oval dies to draw a stack of pebbles and traced that onto two pieces of cardstock and cut it out.

then used the mini blending tool and Distress inks to color the pebbels, the details are made with alcohol markers from Spectrum Noir and Sharpie white pen.

I used the snail and mushroom from Lawn Fawn's Gleeful garden and their dies to place them on the rocks.
the sentiment is from My favorite things (bold statements)

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cheap crafty stuff haul

Craft supplies can be quite expensive.
If, like me, you're trying to keep the cost of a card down, you might find this haul video quite exciting.
Action, Zeeman textiel supers, and Wibra are small warehouse type shops you can find dispersed around Europe.
They have small craft sections and their stock changes quickly, some stores might not even carry them, if so please don't get upset with me ;-)
Grab supplies while they last , some come back in stock, some are one offs.
A few items on this haul I bought a while ago and I don't remeber their price, others I have listed in the video. All stuff is under 2 euro!
In the photo you see shaped confetti type sequins and "normal" sequins , I didn't have that bright yellow and purple hue yet, they have more varieties, also seedbeads and little clothes pegs at Zeeman, the sequins in the photo 59euro cents and the fun shaped rhinestone stickers 79 euro cents, they come in this multi colored pack or one color packs,I thought this to be the smart choice, not having to buy every color family...but I  might go back tomorrow lol...

As always I don't have any links or affiliates with these shops, but I thought you might like to know about these gems esp the sequins I find are a good bargain, Wibra has them too btw I think they're 79cents there.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: anything goes.
I've used Ranger Distress re-inkers to do some watercoloring on 300grams smooth  hot pressed watercolor paper from Schut (but any will do) then diecut the butterflies from Joy crafts! from the watercolor paper. the Simon Says Stamp die (small hello) was used on some glitter paper  I made into a sticker. Panel mounted with foam tape. the rhinestones are from a generic shop and the small ones are from my manicure basket...don't tell anyone ;-) I've used Aleene's fast grab tacky glue to stick it all on the front panel.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Less is More challenge #232: one layer masculine

Less is More challenge #232: one layer masculine.

I went  to the craft store to get this ship stamp because today they had 20% off all stamps...I also got one with a lot, and i mean a lot of Christmas sentiments, then I restrained myself from getting another 20 sets or's one Penny Black set I wish I could have gotten but even with the  discount I felt I should wait...I was good :-)

The ship image is from Studio Light (summer at the beach) and the sentiment is from Joy Crafts! (seashore) Stamped them with Stazon. and I've sponged some mermaid lagoon around the ship and splattered  mermaid lagoon spray (both from Distress ink line).
I feel, the sentiment lacks a : ...correct me if I'm wrong, i'm not an English master, but I feel it needs I'm now going to add it in ;-)

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this