maandag 31 mei 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Today it is another Marvelous Monday!

Goodmorning to you all... It's monday again... My son is finished with his finals and now he has to wait a long time to hearing the results... so till then he will be home, gaming, working his weekend job during his holiday and be a bit nervous...
My Daughter is going to Graduate in September.. So lucky for me I don't have to split myself in two pieces to be at both their school at the same time.

But back to some crafting.... today is Monday... and at
Shelly's Images there is a new release..
And since I will be the DT leader for all week I have the honor to show you this wonderful newbie.
Hook, Line, and Sinker

This is a beautiful image drawn by guest artist (and Shelly's daughter) Meghann.  It is perfect for Father's Day or any masculine card.  This image is perfect to be used with our "Dock" image (coming friday as an extra release) and our "Fishing Freebies" (to be released Friday as well).
And don't forget to go there today, cause it will be just on a discount today. So for the fabulous price of $ 2.00 you can call this fish yours.

The great thing of this image is that it can be used for so many occasions. Of course for Fathers Day, but how about a card for your loved one with this sentiment on it.
And there are so many more possibilities that I will be showing you this week.
So stay tuned to the blog of Shelly's Images and over here to see more.

This card is also for the following challenges:

pile it on: Challenge 21 eat your veggies (fish goes great with veggies)

Card recipe:

Digital Stamp: Shelly's Images
colored with copics
wooden background stamp of trees: PSX
Others from Stash 
Sequins are sewed together to a line.

Hope you like it and leave me a lovely comment

zondag 30 mei 2010

Cooking up a new recipe challenge

Recipe Challenge at 

The last two weeks we had a blast with challenge No #2. We had some stunning entries and there is a winner and a top 3 on the blog.
Ladies... Congrats on winning the challenge and reaching the top 3.

So for this week we have a complete new challenge ready for you.
We've been cooking a challenge with this recipe:

1 Image, 2 Design Papers and 3 Embellishments.

Do you recognize my favorite Fairy boy again? 
That's right... This is Lil Gabe again. This time I used different colors for him. 

Do you want to win free stamps and have a chance to be a guest designer for the next challenge? We will be picking a winner as well as the top 3 from this challenge.  The winner will get 2 stamps of their choice and will be a guest designer and will work with the design team for challenge #5. You will also be able to post the winner or top 3 blog badge on your blog for the next two weeks.
So get cooking and show us your great results at:

This card is also into the folowing challenges:
Polka Doodles: Week #21
Daisy Doodles: anything goes
Creative inspirations: # 62


What a fabulous day today.....

At Shelly's Images we reached the 50 followers!!!!
This means that there is a Freebie HERE for you!!!!

These fabulous High Heels are the Freebie... and I had a fun time coloring them and making this card.
Hope you like it as much as I do.
Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment.

This card goes for the following challenges:

zaterdag 29 mei 2010

Almost Freebie Time


I don't know about you... but I love freebies... and I know that there is one coming on the blog of
Shelly's Images
as soon as she reaches the 50 followers!!!!
Just 2 more people to reach this goal. So be a good sport... go to the blog and become a follower and make sure to pick up your freebie!!!!

To give you a bit of a sneak peek... this is a part of the image that I already had the privelage to work with so I will be able to tease you all a bit.

I know there is not much to see yet... But trust me I wish I had them for real!!!!

See you at Shelly's Images
Thanks for helping us reaching our goal!

Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare 

Yesterday and today my computar is playing tricks with me at getting onto the internet and doing my daily bloghop to my fellow DT members of all the DT teams I'm in. I know that takes a 1,5 hour of my morning.. but then I have the feeling that my day can begin. LOL
And today I hopped to Jovita and found this wonderful Truth or Dare game at Pieces of Me.
So... I take the DARE....
Imagine this... I craft in my livingroom on the dinnertable.. and ever since we don't eat there anymore.. Just with a plate on our lap in front of the TV. (I know, very bad) But even that table isn't big enough... cause I even put everything around me on the floor... 

The fun part is that my kids never complain that I'm not there... ROFLOL..
It cuts both ways.
Hope you like this little glimps into my life over here in the Netherlands.

Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment.
Love xxxx

donderdag 27 mei 2010

New release at LOTV

LOTV have a new release coming out on the 1st June and there is a chance to win the complete set on the challenge blog. Just click Here
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Don't you love this little ones... Just gotta have them.
Good luck on the drawing.


Play with Toddler Road Racer by FileKutz by LisaJane.

Well here is the other side of the page that will be next to the ride page. 
The fabulous Toddler Road Racer is a fun to make. I had a blast with it... I added some glitter on it as well and it's not really visible on the photo.. but its there.
This wonderfull Toddler Road Racer has the store code : lk00005  and can be found HERE  

Toddler Road Racer: Filekutz by LisaJane
DP is Tilda papercraft (wich is great for male layouts or cards as well)
Vine : Mamawslegacy
others are from my Stash.

Hope you like it and leave a lovely comment.
Love xxxx

Just like Dad

Just like Dad layout with Filekutz border.

For several weeks I'm missing my mojo for scrapping. Somehow is making cards and scrapping to different kind of Mojo's. I wonder if I'm to only one that has to deal with that... And since I have an assignment for making an album for a lovely couple that is going to be wed in September I have to work on it.
But I don't know the couple.. so getting into my feelings and let them make the work I have to rely on just my crafting. Does that make sense to you?
Well anyway.... This is the first layout I made and the border with hearts is made with the FreebieFile is from FileKutz by LisaJane. You can find this wonderful Freebie HERE

Please take a look at our other blog there as well and see the wonderful work of my fellow DT Members Kelly and Diane.

Border with hearts: Filekutz by LisaJane
DP is Tilda papercraft
Flowers: Prima marketing
others from stash.

thanks for looking and leaving a lovely compliment.

woensdag 26 mei 2010

giving away the sunshine award

My part in giving away the Sunshine Award

Today it is my turn to give away this wonderfull award to twelve receipants.
Here is my list of people that inspire me with what the create and design:

Ladies thank you for your wonderfull work and inspiration you give me. This award is for you.
So grab the badge and place it on your blog and give another 12 people wich inspire you the sunshine award.

With love


Special Request

This card is for a special RAK request for Jayme.

Lisa Cook is having this call for a special RAK request for her Sister. When I read this post I knew I had to jump in and make something for her sister Jayme. I have been in the hospital several times for a long time and I know myself what a great gift a card can be.
So here is her post: 

I am having a special event for my sister Jayme. She is in her early 50's and has terminal lung cancer. To make it worse, her sweet dachshund Molly passed away a couple weeks ago. Today we learned her cancer has spread to several other areas and her time is running out. I am asking for all my card making friends to send her a fun card...not really get well cards obviously, but something pretty or funny that will make her smile. She is a frog collector so frog cards would be awesome! I have been blessed by all those I design for to have a wonderful offer of blog candy. Details are below on how to enter. I will choose a winner June 2nd.

For this special request she also made a special stamp that is a freebie. So go over HERE to see more details and help her with this special request.
This is what I made for Jayme:

this card is also into the following challenges:

The freebie is from Lisa Cook
colored with copics
DP is My minds eye
Sentiment is a Freebie from Shelly's Images

Hope you will answer this call as well and show sympathy.
Love and hugs

dinsdag 25 mei 2010

Lot's of sunshine on a tough day.

I got the Sunshine Award!!!!

I had a tough day in court today and was down and out about it. 
And when I read the message from Rachel and went to her Blog I was stunned. And there is written again...
She choose me to be one of the twelve recipients who she wanted to give this reward too.

I think it's a great honor when a fellow crafter appreciates your work of art and acknowledges it!
It gives me wings, wings that bring me to higher evolution in crafting and creating more and better work.x

Rachel I thank you for giving me this wonderful Sunshine Award and I feel so honored for getting this from you. I love your work and it inspires me to keep working on better and newer techniques and makes me enjoying the crafting even more.
Thanks again my Friend 


maandag 24 mei 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Another Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images
and Freebie at FileKutz by LisaJane

Although the month May is giving me that fabulous spring feeling and the knowlegde that summer is on it's way it still can have it's rainy and cloudy days sometimes. And the new image of Shelly's Images put's the both of these so well in one image. I just love this one. The umbrella with mayflowers,  and if you turn it above your head it will be raining flowers all day and you would have a perfect day.
And to make your day even better... Just for today this wonderful image comes with a discount.

And strolling through the store of Filekutz by LisaJane I found this wonderfull file with a flower mesh juble background and border.
And I love it. This file is so easy to resize and use. It cuts out nice and clean and since the TTT challenge at Shelly's Images is running with a white background and no other papers I decided to use the flower background from filekutz as a stencil and with the colors victorian velvet and fired brick by Tim Holz I stamped this background.
The beautiful swirl is also from Filekutz by LisaJane and is available as a freebie this month

This card is also for the following challenges:

Card Recipe:
Image by Shelly's Images
Background file and swirl: Filekutz by LisaJane
Colored with copics
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy
Flowers: Prima marketing
Ink: victorian Velvet and fired brick by Tim Holz
Sprayed with Glimmer Mist pearl

Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment.

zondag 23 mei 2010

First design for Filekutz

First design for Filekutz by LisaJane

I would like to present my First design for FileKutz by LisaJane. I just love her designs. Her creations are so joyful and great. And the other great part is that you can resize them so easily and adjust them to any project you want to use them for. This is the first time I worked with a file from FileKutz and I have to say they cut out so fine. Just in one time they come out of the paper. And that is a superb Job. I had some bad experiences with other files. But these come out so nice and clean. A true joy to work with.

Last night I got an email from my friend asking me to make a special card for her. Her friend got a little baby boy and she would love a card made by me to give. So what a great opportunity to use this file from FileKutz. If you go the Filekutz Blog and join us as a member you can get this file for free.

So make sure you get there while this offer still is running.
Card Recipe:
Image by Motivet
Colored with copics
Swirl by Filekutz by LisaJane
DP is Tilda papercrafts
 Fowers by Prima marketing
leave by Artemio

Hope you like what I made with it and feel inspired by it.
Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment.

DT card for Cowgirls Up Stamps

Another Lovely stamp by Cowgirl Up stamps.

this lovely guy is called Lil Gabe and you can find him Here in the store of Cowgirls Stampen Ranch.
I love to work with Fairy's. And the great thing about Lil Gabe is that he's a man. You don't see a lot of these do you. So make sure that you have yourself this wonderful male fairy and start working with him.

I just love this little one. He's so adorable and so much fun to color. I had a blast making this card.

Ohhh...and don't forget to do our fabulous blog hop that is still running. So start Here and join the blog hop with this Fab. Candy to win.

Image: Cowgirl up Stamps
Coloring: Copics
DP: Paperloft Dude
others from Stash

Thanks for leaving a lovely comment.

zaterdag 22 mei 2010

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

My Mom asked me to make a card for her next door neighbor girl. I know Kim as well and I thought that a card would be so custom to give. And since the only thing on her wishlist was money and she collect little designer bags that you get in special stores, I decided to make her a little collectors item no one would ever had.
I made her one. Inside there is a little pocket envelope were the money can be put in.

The images are by Whiff of Joy
Colored with copics
DP is Tilda papercraft
Sentiment is part of a Freebie at Shelly's Images
the tutorial for the bag can be found Here

This project is also into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and leaving me a lovely comment.

donderdag 20 mei 2010

Cowgirls up Stamp Jessica

Cowgirls up Stamp Jessica

Hi, I would like to introduce you to Jessica. At Mother's Day our DT Designer CJ by Cowgirl Up Stamps decided that we could choose a digi stamp by choice for this day. Can you imagine that? Getting another stamp for free.... Well there are so many wonderful digi stamps in her store that I had a hard time choosing an image.
But when Jessica fluttered by I know that she would be the perfect image for a Mothers Day gift for me.
So CJ... Thanks from the bottom of my heart and this is what I made with her. And the fun part for you all is that there is still a 25% discount in the store due to the grand opening that we have this month. And next to that you get a wonderfull Freebie as well.
So make sure to go there and get what you like!

I also like to enter her in the following challenge as well:

Card recipe:
Colored with copics
Dp is new magnolia collection
Sentiment  is from the freebie collection of Shelly's Images

What Happens when Shelly's Images reaches her 50 followers 

When we get 50 Followers and want to show them some love?

We Give you FREE STUFF!!!

And you wanna know what happens when we reach 100 Followers? 

So, tell your friends, tell your scrappy crop buddies, yell it from the roof tops if you like!!

So hurry up over there and tell all your creative friends about it.


Don't Forget Our Blog Hop!!!!

Hi Everyone
Just a quick reminder that our blog hop over at COWGIRL-UP SUNDAY STAMP'EN CHALLENGE is still up and running....
There are some "FAB" things on offer!!!!
25% off all stamps in store until 31st May
GDT for the winner of the challenge for 2 weeks plus two digi's of your choice 
and there's more you will also receive the fantastic "COWGIRL FREEBIE"
Spend $5.00 in store and you too also receive the fantastic "FREEBIE"
Also there is a "FANTASTIC BLOG CANDY TO WIN"all you need to do to be elegible to win is join in the hop Here and go hoppen and leave a "COMMENT" on each DT blog
Checkout the "FULL POST BELOW"

maandag 17 mei 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images 

It's monday again... and normally I'm not such a fan of the Monday.... But since I know that every Monday Morning there is a new release at Shelly's Images these Monday Mornings got a complete new meaning to me.
So when I got up this morning I could hardly wait till my computer was ready to bring me to her blog and give me my Monday Morning suprise... well.. I have to say... again this week started with a Marvelous Image.
And what a great job did Bev the DT leader of this week. She really got out of her box and used the image on a layout. So please go check it out and see for yourself what a great inspiring cards and projects are made with this image
(oh... and hurry up cause only today it's with a $ 2 sale price)

Here is what I made with it.
 Green green grass

This card is also for the challenge of:

Well I didn't say a word to much... this card is for fathers day and on the inside there will be a coupon for father to get his lawn mowed for free on Father's Day. I just love it.
The image is colored with my copics, background with Tim Holz distress ink. 
DP and Buttons are from Stash.
Text is cut out with my wonderful Silhouette by Quickutz.
Thanks for looking and leaving me a lovely comment.

zondag 16 mei 2010

Cowgirls Sunday Challenge 2 Red, Black and White 

and the GRAND OPENING of the

To celebrate the opening of CJ's New Stamp Store Cowgirl Up Digital Stamp'en Ranch we are making this weeks challenge a bit more fun by having a Blog Hop.

Now if you arrived here from Kimberly's Blog then you are on the right track but if you just happend to hop by then you need to go to The Cowgirl Sunday Stampen Challenge Blog so you dont miss out anything.

There are some special surprises to help us celebrate.
everything in the store is 25% off until May 31st!
And if that isn't enough,we have another gift for you, if you purchase for $5 or more you get a great special made Freebie digital stamp. So to give you an idea what it is I made a card for you to see how special this  celebration Freebie is.

Second, we have Crafty Ribbons sponsoring us with some yummy blog candy. Here it is:

Oh I wish I could win this fabulous bag with ribbons. Now what do you need to do to get this fabulous candy? You need to hop to every blog of the DT members, leave a comment and collect a number. 
My number is  2. 
Make a note of all these numbers and add them together to get a total and e-mail that number to:
AND... Third,
is to enter into this weeks challenge where you will get the chance to win free stamps and have a chance to be a guest designer for the next challenge?
Don't worry if you dont have any of CJ's stamps, you can still join in with any other stamps, but if you do use Cowgirl Up Stamps, your name will be entered for a second time for a chance to win. With all the special offers though you won't get a better time to buy them.
The winner will get the
FREEBIE along with the 2 of their choice plus a $5.00 coupon to the store!
Okay, so what is the challenge?
This challenge will be a color combination challenge using  all time colors: Red, Black and White.  
Girl did I had fun making this card with it.
Again this is one of the fabulous images of CJ and available is the NEW STORE. I loved to color this dirt bike. It's a great digi stamp for a boy or young man to give for his birthday. Don't you think so. Well if you like it.. just go for it and get the great Freebie as well. I colored it with copics and the DP, ribbon, rub ons are from my stash.

Now your next stop on the Blog is the lovely RACHEL ,so you need to gallop on over there and see her amazing and wonderful work.

Now after all this reading...  note the number, leave me a comment, go to Rachel and make a stunning card for the challenge at Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge.

Good luck to all you Cowgirls!

zaterdag 15 mei 2010

Season's greetings

Well.... I got the hang of playing in multiple challenges so I started to make another card with a lovely image from Shelly's Images. I love this snowman. He is so adorable... and than when making the card I experienced some trouble in making the card. I couldn't get the christmas feeling with the papers... But after all here is the card.
Hope you all like him as much as I do.

Images by Shelly's Images
Colored with Copics
DP, ribbon and embellishemts from stash

This card is for the following challenges: