Thursday, September 22, 2016

Floral sketches

I have made two cards with PTI's Floral Sketches recently. The first one is lacking a stamped heart. I hadn't discovered the flowerheart stamps back then. Still, I like the card for its colours. I used a strip of Lawn Fawn plaid paper.

For the second card I used paper from Crate Paper, the birthday die is from Avery Elle and the 'wishes' from a PTI set, stamped on some vellum.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hopping bunny

My sister in law asked me to make a 'thinking of you' card with Avery Elle's Woodland Wonders. I saw a great card from Vera Rhuhay and I lifted that idea. I used a paper pad from Lawn Fawn for the hill side. The frame is from Mama Elephant and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink.



I'd like to participate in the current challenge at addicted to Stamps and More challenge - anything goes
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wedding card

No idea that I still could create such "sweet" cards... Hopefully it is not too sweet...
Today is Miranda's wedding day and of course I made her a card. I wanted to use my new Papertrey Ink set 'Floral Sketches' and some new inks. Turned out to be quite a romantic style, but in a way I liked it. I still have meters of ribbon. Don't use it anymore, but for this card is seemed to be perfect.  Maybe I should use it more often. The sentiment stamps are from Els Brigé and are actually from a Christmas and New Year set, but when the set was released I saw a perfect stamps for wedding cards. The gingham paper is from MFT stamps.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Birthday shaker

I made this card for Rhodé´s birthday which was a couple of weeks ago, but I forgot to show it here...
It´s made with a Crate Paper´s paper pad and the birthday die from Mama Elephant is one I borrowed.from Rhodé.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


The current challenge at the City Crafter's blog is 'You'. This morning before the warmth overtook my craftroom I made a card with Mama Elephant's Chance of Rain. Nope, I'm not hoping for a shower of rain during these summerdays in the Netherlands, but showers of joy are always welcome. Perfect sentiment for this challenge as the 'you' is in capital letters to put emphasise on it!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Special delivery in London

More baby cards have been made in my craftroom. One of my colleagues of our English department in school became father. Last year I won a gift certicficate of MFT stamps and I picked the London Sklyline die among other things. So far, I didn't create anything with it as the ideas I had in mind didn't work out the way I thought it would be nice. However, this morning, the idea of today's card turned out great! A perfect way of matching this die with Avery Elle's special delivery! I used some dark blue cardstock for the skyline, although it seems to be black in the photo.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hey baby!

I love square cards and especially the 10x10 cm ones. I am always a bit nervous when sending them in the post as the cards are so tiny, but so far, all cards have reached their destination. Hopefully it is the same with this card. I coloured the rabbit of Avery Elle's Woodland Wonders and used some papers from Crate Paper's Little One. I added some foam tape on the front paper in order to get some dimension into the card. The sentiment is from Avery Elle's Special Delivery. The little banners are made with a punch from SU.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

baby elephant

Long time no see! We have been home for more than a week after our holiday, but still not really in a cardmaking mood... However, I had to make a baby card and I did it in a CAS style! I used the Jungle Friends set from MFTstamps in combination with the matching paper pad. The sentiment is from PTI and it is stamped onto vellum which was wrapped around the card over a piece of striped patterned paper. I was inspired by latest Make-it-Monday video: sentiment strip grounding.

I'd like to participate in the current Addicted to Stamps challenge: anything goes as well!

I've got one week left before school starts again. Hopefully I'll find some inspiration as I only have a few cards in stock...
Hopefully you all have had a wonderful summer so far! Enjoy it!

Monday, July 11, 2016


A very busy and tiresome period has been finished! The schoolyear is over and I took my last test for my studies for this schoolyear last week. That means holiday time! Although I have to do lots of stuff for my studies (I'm a bit behind schedule) it will be mainly a period of relaxing time! 
Today's card is made with PTI's Morning by Morning' and a MFT Hello die. Quick and easy, but I love the outcome of it.

I don't know when I will blog again as we will soon leave for a holiday. Hopefully I can hop by and visit your blogs every now and then. 
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Birthday post!

Our niece celebrates her 7th birthday today. I made her a tag and will attach it to her birthday present.
A couple of weeks ago Rhodé borrowed a few stamp sets, among them the Sunday Stroll set from Mama Elephant. She made this interactive card with the set and I left her a comment that I was going to copy that idea! So, here it is. The papers are from Crate Paper, the tag and text dies are from Avery Elle.

I am quite sure our niece will like this tag!
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P.s. The Dutch Card Lovers challenged us to lift a card from a designer. I didn't create this tag on purpose for this challenge, but I think it will fit. I have known Rhodé for a year or so. She is a very talented card maker and has developed her own style in a very short time. And the best thing: she lives in my town! It is definitely inspiring when you have someone near by with whom you can share materials and ideas! After I created this card and wrote this blog post I visited her blog for the link to the card. There I saw that she lifted my card. Isn't that funny?! And that is why I thought: let's link this card to the DCL challenge. OK, that was quite a long p.s... I quit for now!