Saturday, February 23, 2013

Love birds

My holiday has started! Looking forward to having a bit of free time and hopefully craft time! The holiday started well as I received two sets from Clearly Besotted Stamps  yesterday. I found these stamps last week on the Internet and as I was still looking for stamps for wedding and engagement cards I ordered the set Paired Up and a sentiment set. Perfect sets for  quick cards. Of course, I made some cards yesterday evening! Here they are:

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

With Sympathy

I had to send a sympathy card and decided to make one myself. I think all card makers are struggling with these cards. It is so hard to create a card which is sober and without frills. I got some inspiration from Nichole Heady with this card.
I used PTI's Botanical Silhouttes for the sentiment and Rosie Posie for the flowers. I scored two lines at both sides of the sentiment , but it is hardly visible on the picture.

Okay, back to work now. Only a few days and the holiday starts. Looking forward to it! By the way I passed all my tests, thank you for all your 'good lucks'!

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Birthday Card

I'm busy marking lots of tests. Next week we have to fill in the marks for the report, so that means a busy period.  And for my own studies I had to finish some assignments. This morning I finished the last one for the first semester of the year. During a break I made this card. After the row of CAS cards in previous posts it was time for making a card in my own style (although these CAS cards are part of my style too, I guess). Hopefully, Cornelie is satisfied right now! She was a bit complaining about missing my own (patchwork) style in the previous posts. LOL!

I made the card with Simple Stories - Summer Fresh. The sun is a stamp from PTI"s Up, Up and Away.

Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Challenge Judith-Gerdine #7

Judith and I continue our challenges! A few weeks ago I received a great mix of patterned papers from Lilybee Design. What a gift! I had never worked with these papers before, but I had seen them many times on internet and I loved it. Judith has chosen the perfect set for me! With the paper I got many other supplies and three challenges. The first one was to create a card with a tag, scrapper's floss and a brad. So, I took of having an idea in mind. I really wanted to make a flower with several flower dies and I didn't want a very messy card. I started with the sketch and that was done in a moment. I just put the tag and the papers in this composition and it felt perfectly. Now the flower. Not that difficult. But the brad I got from Judith was too small to use as a centre. That's why I used a button (with scrapper's floss!). The sentiment is from PTI.

But on the card I did not use the brad. That is why I decided to make a tag. Thank you, Judith, for sending two tags! I punched out a smaller flower and here the brad fits perfectly. I added some floss and blue-white twine which I also got from Judith.

Let's go to Judith's blog and see what she has made!
Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine style

No, I'm not really into Valentine's Day, but when I saw the challenge on the new, sparkling challengeblog 'Cas on Sunday' I thought: let's give it a try! And here is my card:

The card is made with MFT Homespun Hearts and MME Nostalgia. The background is distressed with Antique Linen and all the borders with Tea Dye.

Have a nice evening and thanks for stopping by!