Paper piecing


For a long time now I wanted to try paper piecing. The challenge at Mi CAS es su CAS gave me that last push so I finally made my very first paper pieced card! The stamp is from Elisabeth Bell, the text stamp is from daisy and dandelion.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Mi CAS es su CAS - Challenge #11 Paperpieced Kerstkaart
- Papertake weekly - Pick Of The Year (anything goes)
- Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 249 - Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp - Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything Goes !
- Kartenallerlei - Challenge #70 - Karte ohne Designpapier

Krea2day challenge


The second card I made to day is a "swing" card. I made the card because of a fantastic challenge on the Krea2day blog. Cynthia is giving away a fabulous creative firework package to one of the people that send her a "swing" card.

The trees are a die from Leane creatief, the snowflake is from Marianne design and the rectangle is a x-cut die. The text stamp is from Whiff of Joy and the cute bear is James from Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Krea2day - Win een krea2day creatief vuurwerkpakket
- Lili's little fairies - Punch It – Use 3 Punches or Dies on your Creation
- Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 246 - Red and Green!
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- PaperPlay - '12 - Week 49 - Christmas is Coming
- Everybody-Art - Challenge # 216 - Christmas

SS237


Today I started with the easy sketch from Sketch Saturday. Even though I have  my Christmas cards ready for this year I decided to get a head start for next year. The stamp is from House Mouse and the snow is made with liquid pearls.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Sketch Saturday - Week # 237
- House Mouse and friends - *** LET IT SNOW *** for Challenge # HMFMC134
- Simon Says Stamp - Simon Says …..Snowflakes
- Winter wonderland - Red and Blue
- Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #146 For The Boys
- Stempelsonne - #77 anything goes with stamp

Forever Friends December challenge

This month's challenge at the forever friends blog is make a Christmas card.
This month's challenge is sponsored by


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Here are my cards. The first one is made with a digi from Meljens, how cute is it... I have combined it with hobby dot stickers.


My second card or should I say gift, is made with the super cute forever friends bear.




Hope the cards will give you enough inspiration to join us at Forever Friends Challengeblog .

Tag with stitching


This tag had been laying around for quite some time before I thought of putting one of the beautiful stitching patterns from Ann's PaperArt on the label. After that was clear, it was quickly finished.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Fadengrafik - 27. Challenge - Ann's Paper Art
- Papertake Weekly - Flower Power

3 circles


This card consists of 3 circles put together with eyelets. The circle spellbinders are probably my favorite things, as you can use them in so many different ways. Closed you only see part of the card, a sort of circular pyramid. But if you slide it open, you have way more of a card.


The images are from Forever Friends, the bird is from wood.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes :)
- Dutch Dare Card - #190-My Favorite Things-Saturated Canary
- Forever Friends - MONTHLY CHALLENGE FOR NOVEMBER...ANYTHING GOES

Latern giftbox - 2

 

For a colleague who turns 50 this year I made a Latern Giftbox. The workshop I used is from Stempeleinmaleins and can be found here. Do pop over there as they have many great workshops.


The stamp-prints used are of course based on my colleague. The DIY is from daisy and dandelion, the bear in the car is from I brake for Stams, the mouse with the books is from the Greeting farm and the cute bear on the bench with shirt is from Lili of the Valley.
The box has a light, but is also filled with his favorite sweets.

APA challenge 3

A new challenge on Ann's PaperArt blog not only gives you one free pattern to create a card with, but also an additional free pattern of you choice when you participate! That is of course a great opportunity, so I have played around a bit with the pattern.


The first card is made with the pattern as given. A square card with a label stamp and die from Whimsy en the flower stamp from Stampinback.


The second card I wanted to make an A6, so I slightly adjusted the pattern to fit this size. Two cards and still plenty of time left, because the challenge runs till November 30th. Maybe another card will follow....

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
- Ann's PaperArt - A Stitching Challenge with a Difference

Cardabilities #61

Today I found some spare minutes to make a card with the beautiful sketch from Cardabilities. It gave me a change to play with ink and an embossingfolder :-)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
- Cardabilities - Sketch # 61- Design Team Reveal

SS-230

A simple card for a men. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday and the cute little mouse is from the greeting farm.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
- Sketch Saturday -Week #230 with The Stamp Fairy.

APA challenge 2

The second stitching challenge on Ann's PaperArt blog is with a free pattern.You can download the free pattern here. The challenge is op till October 17th.


My problem this time wasn't the stitching of the beautiful challenge, but how to finish the card. On my to do list I found a bookmark workshop from Jane that she posted on the Whiff of Joy - Tutorial & Inspirations blog.


This is the result of a beautiful free pattern from Ann's PaperArt, a great workshop from Jane and a lovely stamp from Lili of the Valley.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Ann's PaperArt - Challenge 2 with free pattern
- Creaine Scrap en Borduurblog - Oktober challenge "Dieren"
- Lili's Little Fairies - Classic Christmas
- Papertake Weekly - All Creatures Great & Small
- Simon Says Stamp -Simon Says ,,,,, DIES and/or PUNCHES :-)

Forever Friends October Challenge


This month I got the honor to be a guest designer for the Forever Friends Challenge blog.

It's bingo time! Here is the bingo grid for the October challenge:

Ribbon Pink Gems
Glitter Buttons Hearts
Tag Lace Blue
 
I made a tag with in it a card with one of the lovely stamps from Forever Friends.


The heart I have embossed with some glitter to make it pop-out a bit.
My used bingo items are therefore ribbon - glitter - tag.


I hope this creation will inspire you to have a go at the challenge yourself.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Papertake Weekly - Happy Birthday To Us (& Noel) xxx
- Simon Says Stamp! - Simon Says ,,,,,, Glimmer and Sparkle :-)
- Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 237 - Lotsa Ribbon!
- Crafty Ribbons - Challenge 29....anything but square

A tree or a wall...

A whole weekend to spend on making cards ends with this stamped card. What is is, a tree or a brick wall, you decide. The stamp (on the tiles) is from Tim Holtz.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Creative Card Crew - Challenge 19 Tree
- Papertake Weekly - A Hazy Shade of Autumn :)

Layout pst-014


This is a sketch that I made a while ago, but did not use very often yet. Today I decided to make a Christmas card with it. The white embossed dots look a bit like snow, which immediately gives the card a winter feel. The stamp is from Whiff of Joy.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp! - Simon Says....Emboss It !
- Winter Wonderland - To The One I Love
- Dutch Card Lovers - Challenge #156!

Cardabilities 59


A lovely sketch from Cardabilities and the challenge to make a simple and clean card were the ingredients today. The result, this card in white an blue, with an embossed ribbon like piece of paper, some flowers and a beautiful text from Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- mi CAS es su CAS -Challenge #8 B-I-N-G-O 
- Cardabilities - Design Team Reveal #59 & Sponsor Giveaway
- Lili's Little Fairies - FLOWER POWER

FF Black & White


The Forever Friends August challenge convinced me to make a black & white card again. I do love these card, but most of the time you are tempted to really color the image. This time I made a side step card. The image is forever friends, the leaves and branche are from Marianne design and the rectangle is from Nellie Snellen.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Forever Friends - Monthly Challenge #8 Black and White
- Simon Says Stamp -Simon Says.....ANYTHING GOES !

Tealight box


A small gift for Christmas time, yes you can better start early otherwise it won't get ready on time...
This little box contains 4 tealights and is a great card/ gift in one. The swirl is a Whimsy die, the flowers are a  Joy Craft die and the stamp is a very cute bear from Lili of the Valley.


On the bottom of the box I have a little text for the receiver, but that's not captured in a picture.

I would like to enter this creation in the following challenges:
- Lili of the valley - Anything but a card competition
- Simon Says Stamp! - Simon Says ,,,,,,, Let's Play BINGO !! :-) - I went for ribbon - die cut - blooms
- Winter Wonderland -Photo Inspiration .... - for me a color inspiration

Magnolia card


This weekend I had to make a card for a friend in Canada. It has been a while that I used a magnolia stamp so I thought this was the right occasion. The swirl die, text stamp and label die are from Whimsy. The large square and the small one are Spellbinder nestabilities and the stamp is a mini stamp from Magnolia.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes :)
- Just Magnolia - Week 167 Pearls and Swirls
- The Dutch Magnolia Chickies - Challenge#27

WOJ #134


For the yahoo group Kaartvriendinnen, I had to make a card with this stampprint, so what better to combine it with Karina's sketch from the current Whiff of Joy challenge. The flowers are made with punches and brads, the swirl is a Whimsy die.

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:
- Whiff of Joy - Challenge #134 - Karina's Sketch
- Papertake Weekly -Make Your Own
- Stempelsonne - #68 vom 27.07. - 09.08.12 Freie Themenwahl

Round FF card on stand


With my newest dies, the grand nestabilities, I could finally make a round card. The card is made from wallpaper, I just love to use this instead of scrappaper. The square is made with a Spellbinder nestability, the text stamp is from Stampinback, the flowers and the stand are made with JoyCraft dies, the swirl is from Whimsy and the stamp is of course a Forever Friends. The stamp is colourd using the Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Simon Says - ANYTHING GOES !
- Cute Card Thursday -Challenge 227 - So Distressing!
- Krea2Day - Candy Juli
- GE-We Hobby - Ronde kaart met kleurtjes
- Forever Friends -Fortnightly Challenge No41

And for the challenge of Forever Friends also a card I made during my early card making days in 2004:

Half step stair card


Since I really have to start working on my Christmas cards, I made this winter variation on the step stair card. Unfortunately you can't see the colors very well, all blue tones (dark cardstock and metallic blue scrappaper). The 2 mitten stamps are from Whimsy  and the other two stamps are from Whiff of Joy.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Whiff of Joy -Challenge #132 - Stair Step Card
- Winter Wonderland -Monochromatic with the Winter Wonderland

Mailbox

For my parents wedding anniversary I made an American style mailbox and a booklet to go in there. The instruction from the mailbox I got from the blog Stempeleinmaleins, they have lots of beautiful workshop. The stamp on the booklet is from Whiff of Joy, the stamp on the mailbox is from Forever Friends

I would like to enter this mailbox into the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp! -Simon Says ,,,,, Anything BUT a Card :-)
- Papertake Weekly Challenge -Bingo!!!! (ribbon - free - bloom)
- The ABC Challenge -R for Romance

Fold card

This time I made a different fold card. With the summer coming quickly and lots of flowers blooming. There are 3 Pearls, 2 swirls and one stamp on the card. The stamp is from Stampavie, the swirls are from Whimsy.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Cute Card Thursday -Challenge 221 - Punch Drunk!
- Totally PaperCrafts -It's Raining Cats & Dogs!
- Papertake Weekly Challenge -3-2-1
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge -Simon Says ,,,, Joy's Summer Inspiration :-)

Sale and Candy

Unfortunately one of my favorite shops is closing. Stempelstudio is closing her doors after 7,5 years because of health problems. But that is why they have a huge sale! At this moment you get 25% off on all products, so it's definitely worth to have a look. Pop over to the webshop www.stempelstudio.nl

You also have a chance to participate in a blog candy, for more info have a look at www.stempelstudio.blogspot.com

Wallpaper


I wanted to make a card using my nestability from Spelbinder and something I normally don't use, wallpaper. This is the result. The fabulous swirl is from Whimsy, the flowers from Joy Craft and the cute Henry stamp from Whiff of Joy

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Whiff of Joy - Challenge #130 - Add Some Metal (hopefully the brads are enough metal as I did not have other metal items)
- Simon Says Stamp! - Simon Says ,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-) 

Automobile


I needed a card for a man, so I used this cute Lili of the Valley stamp and a lay out I got via the yahoo group Kaartvriendinnen to make this one.

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:
- Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 219 - Planes, Trains & Automobiles!
- Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
- Lexi's Creations - Challenge 66 'For the man/boy in our lives' 

WLO 12-05


This card is made with the week sketch I got from the yahoo group kaartvriendinnen. The stamp is from the greeting farm.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- The Greeting Farm - Mom's gone retro challenge
- Paper Sundaes #119 - Mother's Day

Boefje stamp

This card was made with an exchanged stampprint. I have been very close to buying the stamp, a Boefje stamp, myself because it's such a cool one. The chains are made with a punch.

Mini chocolat box

A small present to give, this box with a miniature chocolate bar in it. The workshop is from Stempeleinmaleins.

The stamp is a mini Henry from Whiff of Joy.

I would like to enter this creation in the following challenges:
- Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes
- Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 211 - I want Candy!
- Simon Says - use your FAVOURITE tool!!!
Both my Derwent pencils and my Cuttlebug are used

SS&S #99

It was time to make a scrapcard since I did not make one for a long time. The sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp was so lovely that I used that one for a christmas card. The stamp is from stampendous.

Stand-up card

The cute bear stamp from Stampinback does not only have a front, but also a backside, which makes it perfect for a turn-card. The decorations are a variety of die cuts.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Cute Card Thursday's Anything goes challenge
- Dutch Dare Card Challenges' Cute & Cuddly challenge
- Ge-We hobbychallenge #2 (bloemen)