Thursday 30 May 2019

Postcard from Paris

well a Polaroid I suppose ;-)..
I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: frame it and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes, showcasing Gina K products. But I have none.

For my card I used the Your Next Stamp set called Photo Booth, stampe dit with MFT Extreme black ink onto Crafter's Companion Neenah Paper and colored it with my markers, then cut it out.

At first I looked at other images as these were a bit small for  the Sugar Pea Design Polaroid Journal card. But then I saw this one that looks like theire photobombing my Paris scene. That's a diecutI made with the Marianne Design LR0368, but there's many

similar ones around.

I traced the outside of the polaroid card on the remainder of the Neenah paper and inkblended the sky with Versamagic inks.
Mounted the frame with thin strips offoamtape and adhered the sky. then more foamtaoe to raise the Polaroid off the cardbase. Smile isalso fromt he same die set and I just used the same blackcard as for the Eiffel tower border.

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

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Computer Fun

Computer Fun is the name of this Lili of the Valley Stamp/digi.
I printed it on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and colored it with Copic Markers.
I added the sentiment in Photoshop.
Adhered the panel to a cardbase with tape runner.

I made it for the Male Room Challenge, the theme is Computer or gaming and you can find more info here

Sunday 26 May 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #141: it's our 5th birthday bash, with video

This fortnight we celebrate our 5th birthday and our theme for our cards is, ofcourse, birthday.
We have many sponsors and a little treasure hunt for you, so  make sure you visit ever DT blog to collect all your badges.

For my Card I used the  Art Impressions set. loads of fun and the sentiment as well. On the inside of the card I stamped Happy Birthday, incase that wasn't clear from "I see no reason to act your age" .

I colored my image with Polychromos. And I really need a better tool than those paper stumps. I've tried a  brush but that didn't work for me either. I just can't be precise enough with those stumps.

The sentiment on the inside is from Woodware (aged to perfection) and a couple would have been great with this image too, but it would eat into my white space, and we don't want to do that!.

I stamped the image with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink onto Ecoline watercolor printer paper.

For more information, more DT example and or to play along, see this.
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Saturday 25 May 2019

Feel better soon

The Less is More Challenge this fortnight is: embossing 1/3 of your card.

For my card I stamped feathers from Aladine (clear plumes) with Versamark ink and embossed them with Wow white pearl embossing powder. I used cold pressed watercolor paper and Ecoline inks to color the panel, then cut it to size to fit the 1/3 requirement.

On the cardbase I stamped the sentiment from  CAS-ual Fridays (heartfelt  sayings) with Versafine Clair ink.

Mounted the strip of feathers with foamtape and adhered it on the base.

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

Thursday 23 May 2019

"masculine" treat box- pinch box, with video and free pattern

I called  it masculine, just because of the colors I grabbed, If you use flowers and pastels it's a girlie version.
It holds two mini snack candy bars (mine are supermarket brand,but are similar to Mars and Snickers). You can put in smaller things like those Celebrations bonbons or sweets or whatever you fancy of course.

For the bag you need a piece of (solid) paper measuring 4"x8"and you can get 4 out of one sheet of 12x12"if you cut it at 8"first.
You need to score on the long side at: 3", 3"3/4,6"3/4 and7"1/2
on the short side at 3/4 of an inch.

For the wrapper you need a  piece of patterned paper measuring 2"x9"
you score on the long side at: 3:3/8, 4"1/4
and 7"5/8

Cut away bits as indicated in video or pattern and glue it all together.

Wednesday 22 May 2019


The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is a mood board and on it are Smarties. I've always loved the purple in the mix, such a pretty color.

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to use a stencil.
For my card I  made a stencil of all those dots or Smarties with circle dies.
Then masked them off one by one and applied Distress Oxide inks (Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Mermaid lagoon)
I shaded them a little, like the Mermaid lagoon with Chipped Sapphire and the Twisted citron with Mowed Lawn, but  I don't have all the 60 colors, so done where I can ;-)

Then I grabbed the Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty to stamp the solid Butterflies with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

The sentiment is from Carlijn Design (gefeliciteerd) and I've also Used the Nocturne ink.
The added a few enamel dots.

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

Saturday 18 May 2019

I'm a lamp

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Stitches, showcasing Art Impressions.

For my Card I used an alcohol ink background I made earlier with Ranger alcohol inks.
To show it I used a Stitched circle die and made a window in a cardpanel.

On the cardpanel I stamped the sentiment from Art Impressions (catastrophe set).
I've used Versafine Clair ink.
For the cat I'veI've used the same set, but on the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper  with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink and cut them out. I've used my Scan N Cut for the speech bubble as I think that's the funnest sentiment with that stamp. Colored the cat with Spectrum Noir triblend markers.

Then I mounted the cardpanel with foamtape and also the cat where needed.

I thought of this set because a cat with a collar is usually to keep them off stitches, but there was no sentiment with stitches, but yeah, you get the idea ;-)

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

Rainbow beers= Happy hour

Well I thought so, I was given a sample of Grapefruit beer last week, and I've seen raspberry and other flavours, so I thought there could be a rainbow of beers out there. I do not drink the stuff, so I don't care ha ha.

I've used the Fast food die set from Yvonne Creations' Big Guys series. There's also a hamburger in there, perfect for the 4th of July? I die cut the glasses from acetate to make it look more like glass,the rest is card stock.

Anyway I made this card for the Simon Says Monday Challenge: Happy Hour.

For the sentiment I've used Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons and I stamped it with Versafine Clair ink.

I masked off a banner on the card base and applies Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke and splattered it with water for the bubbles in the beer effect, but the glasses kinda cover all of that.

I raised some of the glasses with foam tape and some I just attached with tape runner, so I could tuck the handles on the other beer mugs.

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

Edited may 24th:

Thursday 16 May 2019

Origami card

I have had this book with Origami cards since the 80's. I think the last time I made a card from it was 1994 as I used to write the dates and names of people getting a particular one, so they wouldn't get doubles. Nowadays you can buy 3d dies, but I don't have any and this one's not too difficult, just takes a but of time and patience.

I made it for the Male Room Challenge: anything goes with the option of origami.
For my card I traced the lines from the pattern onto white card. then cut along the lines and fold them inwards or outwards.

I like this design particularly as it looks like two staircases in different directions, like an Escher painting.

I adhered a piece of dark purple card on the back and stamped the Happy Birthday from Simon Says Stamp It's your birthday set with Versafine Clair ink.
It fold almost flat, so it will go in an envelope.

For more information on the Male Room Challenge, see this.

All my cards in a row 2019 #0 99

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Carlijn Design - Magische verjaardagskaart. Met video, also an English spoken video

Vandaag gebruik ik Carlijn Design : fijne feestdagen,  Gefeliciteerd voor de kaars, Hoera en de smalle tekst strips mallen..

Voor de achtergrond heb ik Distress inkt refills gebruikt: black soot, chipped sapphire, hickory smoke, wilted violet, dusty concord op aquarel papier. Ik ging voor een donkere en intieme sfeer.
De eetzaal van de school heeft zwevende kaarsen en die heb ik uit gestanst uit glitter papier en gekleurd met mijn markers, op de achterkant heb ik dubbelzijdige tape geplakt,zodat het stickers worden.
De Har Repotter stempel is een digi van Bugaboo stempels. Ze heten net even anders dan het origineel maar er is een Snape, Hagrid, Hermien, Ron etc. Ik heb hem ingekleurd met mijn markers. Ik heb een eigen invulling gegeven aan de kleuren, zie de video waarom .

Voor extra lichtjes/sterren gebruik Kuretake witte inkt gespetterd op de achtergrond. Ik heb de kaarsen op de achtegrond geplakt.
De Gefelicitterd moest plaats maken voor de Hoera, die  heb ik in het paars gestempeld en met de bijpssende mallen vanCarlijn Design uitgestant.
de magishe en verjaardagsgrotjes heb ik met de smalle tekst strips uitgestanst,
De hoera heb ik met foamtape laten zweven,  net als Har Repotter zelf, de tekstjes plat op de achtergrond.

English video:

Sunday 12 May 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #140: Up to One Third + Bright Colours. With video

This fortnight our challenge is to use only 1/3 of our surface + the optional twist to use bright colours.

Our sponsor is Joy Clair.

For my card I've used a sentiment I made in Photoshop. I came across it on the Internet and liked is a lot.I think a rainbow is as brightly coloured as things come.

To make my rainbow I used the Stripetastic stamp from Your Next stamp.
It has 27 stripes and so I did 4 and 3 of each colour of the rainbow. I had to stamp it a few times as it was a new stamp, but with a Stamper's Friend it's easy. I've used
Memento inks: Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves,
Danube Blue and Paris Dusk for my rainbow, but any bright colors you have will do.

Added a few enamel dots, some glittery,  along the rainbow.
For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday 11 May 2019

high tea

I made this card for best friend. It will include a giftcard for a high tea, so I thought the stamps were perfect and she really deserves it.
Pink is her favourite color too,so I foresee a big hit.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: for a special lady, showcasing Altenew.

I only have one Altenew set and don't know how to incorporate it to be honest.
The Less is More challenge is: Beverages.

For my card I stamped these images from Craft Sensations with SSS intense black ink and colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers, then cut them out and mounted them on the cardbase.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.
Added a few matching matte enamel dots to complete the scene.

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

                                                          Update June 16th:

Monday 6 May 2019

AAA Birthday

There's a new challenge in blog land: AAA Birthday. A sister challenge to the AAA Cards Challenge. Also CAS. Looking forward to play along.

The first challenge is: Anything Birthday goes.

On oldie but goodie is the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: this week it's add something metallic and showcase Brutus Monroe...I would if Ihave any BM things.

For my card I used an Alcohol ink,background I made in the video below, I experimented with watercolor techniques on alcohol inks. And this one's my favorite outcome. So I thought I should put it to use finally ;-)

I then used the powder tool to remove any static and stamped the sentiment from Woodware (aged to perfection) with Versamark ink and sprinkled Wow rich gold embossing powder on it and heat set it.
Adhered the panel to a cardbase.

No embellishments as I thought the colours were masculine and they might not like glittery enamel dots....not that I care too much haha, but I don't think the card needed them.

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

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

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Camo embossing

Well I call it camo as in camouflage clothes as it's a lot of different colored patches.
I  made it for the 10th birthday for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy birthday, showcasing Simon Says Stamp exclusive products.

For my Card I diecut the SSS circle of leaves from a cardpanel and stamped the SSS sentiment from  Birthday Balloons with Versafine Clair ink.
Mounted the panel with teeny bits of foamtape.
For the background I used something I call camo embossing. Not sure it's a proper technique or if it has a different name.But essentially I applied Versamark ink on the cardbase, sprinkled little hills of embossing
powder. I re use the overflow, so the pinks are a mystery. It;s all Wow embossing powders.
New ones I've used are: black Magic, Hercules, Fairy Dust and Carroussel. I tap off the excess and heat set it. Mounted the panel on top.

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