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!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Have you already seen the Jungle Friends from MFT stamps? The die set was released in a kit a couple of months ago, but now you can buy the kit items separately. I think the animal dies are perfect, as you can make cards quickly without any colouring or time consuming techniques. Today, I've got two cards with the elephants from this set. There are two different elephants, a small one and a bigger one. Both are adorable! For the first card, I only die cut a few pieces from the set and combined them with the sun die and a balloon from an Avery Elle set. I didn't use a sentiment, so the card is suitable for different occasions. For the second card I masked a circle and coloured it with distress ink, splashed some water, add some dimension behind the elephant and the balloon and adhere the sentiment die from Avery Elle and stamped with a birthday stamp from Papertrey Ink.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sophisticated Script

I've got several Alphabet Stamps, but Sophisticated Script from Concord and 9th was a really must have. I don't have a neat handwriting and I can't do any calligraphy so this set is perfect for me.

I created this very CAS baby card. I used a strip of Crate Paper. The little heart is from a Lawn Fawn set. It is quite a classical card and as I was in a hurry, it kept me busy for only a few minutes.

Enjoy this Saturday! 

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Sometimes I buy a mini stamp set, just because the price is so good. Quite often a set like that disappears in my stampboxes without being used. With Altenew's mini set 'Daisy' that isn't the case at all. Lovely set, very versatile. If you use different colours your card is totally different from the one you made before with the same set.
For today, I've got three cards with this set. I used the same sketch, but with different details. The first one got a sentiment die from Avery Elle and the 'wishes' stamp is from PTI. I added a strip of vellum and splashed a few drops of inks over the card. The second is in the same colour scheme , altough one daisy has gone. I stamped a sentiment from Els Brigé onto the vellum strip and I used some twine. Finally, a blue card. Again same idea!

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Casology - CAS (they celebrate challenge #200!)

Thanks for coming by and have a lovely weekend! 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Let's fly away!

A boy in our church is severly ill. I wanted to send a card which hopefully makes him smile. I used the same idea as this card I made previously. For the boy is used the airplane from the Fly away set from Papertrey Ink. The papers are from SU. This boy has got a younger brother and I thought it would be nice to send him a card as well. Same idea, but different colours. I didn't add a sentiment, just because I don't know what kind of sentiment would be appropriate. I wrote a message inside and invited the boys to become the pilot of these airplanes. Hopefully they love these cards!

It was really hard to film and get the airplane moving at the same time.  Other times the airplane flew quite smoothly...

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Thursday, May 26, 2016


For today's card I was inspired by Laurie Willison's card. Loved the way she did it.
So, I lifted her card, although I used another leaf stamp and stamped the leaves in straight lines. The stamp is a small 3 step one from Altenew's mini stamp 'Daisy'. The 'hello' die is from MFT stamps.

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