Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sailing towards the sunset

A dream of many, not me, but many people.

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Life on the Ocean waves.

For my card I pulled inspiration from one of my cards from 2015, but this time I've used Distress Oxides.

The sentiment is from Wow (just Saying) and the cloud is from Katzelkraft (KTZ150) I heat embossed it with Wow ! White pearl embossing powder.

I made an oval stencil with a die and the boat is still the same as on the card from 2015. Not sure why I added a really dark strip then, so I wanted to redeem myself ;-)


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



Thursday, July 11, 2019

24 weeks of Christmas 2019, #1 with video

My first card in this series I made with a DIY stencil.
I made it with triangular dies.
And then inkblended Oxides through it.

I thought it to be masculine, so I waited for it to go live, so I can add it to the Male Room Challenge blog.




Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Add a number

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is: add a number, showcasing Your Next Stamp products.


My card is for a friend, who's turning 50, like me this year. I will only share it on other social media platforms on Friday, but I know she doesn't visit me here.

So for my card I cut out 50 with the Scan N Cut and stamped the sentiment. This is from Woodware, a brand SSS now carries as well, I've used the set called aged to perfection and Versafine Clair ink.

The little doggie is an older set from Your Next stamp, called  Happy Critters set two. I stamped it with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir Triblend and Noir markers.
I made the panel into a shaker pouch, by closing off the opening with acetate. I layered two sheets of pink craft foam and filled it with iridescent sequins and shapes. 
On the card base I applied Distress Oxides: picked raspberry, carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade.

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

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fleece Navidad

The new challenge over at Less is More is Celebrations, and for my card I went Christmas celebration.

I recently got the Marianne Design Col dieset that make these cute Llamas or Alpacas, not entirely sure, but they make cute little critters. (col 1470).  I printed the sentiment on a panel of Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and stamped the cacti on it. these are from Woodware (succulents) and I stamped them with My Favorite Things Extreme Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir Triblend makers. Mounted the Llama on top with foamtape. I thought the card needed the succulents, but to keep as much white space as possible, I tucked them behind the Llama and each other.

Fleece Navidad....song is now stuck in my head, but hey...

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

AAA Cards Challenge #144 Maxi white space + Christmas in July



This fortnight we have the maxi white space challenge , with the optional twist of Christmas in July.

Our Sponsor this game is the Ink Road.

For my card I used a digi stamp from Craftin' Desert Divas and I printed it onto alcohol marker friendly paper, so I could use my markers to color him. I free handed the wave, so he wasn't floating in mid air.

The digi is called Surfing Santa and I thought a Santa on Holiday  somewhere warm would be cool for the Christmas in July theme, also good for people on the Southern Hemisphere where it's Summer at Christmas, like for my friends in Australia.

The sentiment is from the same digi set.
I cut the panel smaller, so I could have a matte for my plus three, I chose: a matte, a digistamp and pen coloring.

For more information, or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Friday, July 5, 2019

You're a star

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Stars and/or stripes, showcasing My Favorite Things.

For my card I used the sentiment from Bold Statements, the solid star from Superboy and the outline star from Space Explorer, all My Favorite Things.

The dotted line is from Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous Composition and lined.

I've used Wow! Daytona sand embossing powder for the solid stars, and Memento inks for the outline and stripes. Versafine Clair for  the sentiment.

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Peeking Daisy

I made this initially for the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge for July: watercolors.

Then I thought there's still time to add it to the anything goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

For my card I  used a piece of watercolor paper and Distress refills: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. I thought that was a  nice nod to the Tim Holtz month over at SSS.

I cut a cardpanel 1cm smaller than the cardbase and then stamped the sentiment first, as it might not fit otherwise. It's from SSS It's your birthday 3x4 set and I used Versafine Clair ink. I cut it smaller so the watercolor panel would peek out, giving the card a nice frame.


Then I diecut the SSS peeking daisy three times at different angles. I left the negative in as the stem is very fragile, mounted the panel with foamtape, making sure to support the daisy in the middle.

I dried the watercolor panel, adhered it to a cardbase, the adhered the panel on top.
Whilst diecutting I got a few smudges from dirty plates, so I disguised them with matching enamel dots.

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