vrijdag 30 december 2011

Winner of the CCWS Blog Hop!

Good morning to you all! 

It's almost the last day of the year... and I had a marvelous Christmas Time. I was thrilled and amazed by all the reactions I got on my card for the Blog Hop we played with 

I used Random Org to choose a winner for me

This means that Mariken is the winner of my prize here! Please contact me through the email button in the side bar!

If you weren't the lucky winner... I hope you have more luck on the Blog of CCWS! 

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my card!!! I sure appreciate it! 
Wishing you all a very happy new year with lots of good health and creative inspiration!

With Love


dinsdag 27 december 2011

Review Tess by Sweet November @ All That Scraps.

OMG... Did you all survive the busy Christmas days? I had a fantastic time and just have to get back to daily life and prepare for New Years Eve..... But all the girls of All That Scraps worked hard to give you all some review's at the new December stamps!

On this card I colored Tess with my Prisma Pencils and the papers are from K&Company Yuletide.

 Tess is available HERE at All That Scraps.
The flowers, leaves and the mittens of felt are new C.C. Cutters Dies available HERE

These papers are so beautiful that I didn't want to add anything more... they are so fantastic....

Enjoy your preperations for the last days of this year!!!

Stay save and with love

zaterdag 24 december 2011

Big Blog Hop at Christmas Challenges with Sketches!

Hi there,

Today is the last day before Christmas... and most of you are busy with preparing for a great, warm and cozy day(s)! I've got all my groceries indoor and will be making all kind of snacks to eat with my family on Christmas day.

Next to that we of Christmas Challenges with Sketches thought that we would have a great blog hop for you all to thank you for joining us all these months since we started with the Christmas Challenges with Sketches blog!
We are so thrilled and happy that you enter again and again with your wonderful works that we give this blog hop with many prizes to win for you all.

If you came here from the Christmas Challenges with Sketches Blog you are on the right track in the hop. Otherwise... please go HERE and start the hop so you don't miss a thing!!

Here is the card that I made with the Sketch that you can find on the CCWS blog.

I used this lovely Sweet November stamp called Tess and colored her with my copic markers.

Thank you for joining us in this blog hop, and don't forget to join us at our Blog hop sketch Challenge. You can win a lovely stamp on the CCWS Blog when you are the winner of the card using our sketch. You can upload your card on the CCWS Blog until December 29th 18:00 PM (Dutch time) and you can find the winner on the blog the day after. 
When you leave a comment here too, you can win this lovely new stamp from Inky Impressions!

Delilah's Ducky Christmas

  I will announce the winner on December 30th here on my blog. 

Now it's time to hop on over to Wilma to see what wonderful creation she's made for your inspiration.

Wishing you all a Warm and Cozy Merry Christmas!
With love


woensdag 21 december 2011

Me is back

Hi girls,

I've found some time this morning to craft. Sjors is lying on his bed and is sleeping... and for the first time in almost 3 weeks I've been crafting... I sure missed it!

Today there is a brand new challenge at Christmas Challenges with Sketches.... this is what I made for it

Papers are last years Bo Bunny
Stamp Chocolate Baroque
Text Stamp Amy R from All That scraps

Short message... but I'm crafting.... LOL

With love

maandag 19 december 2011

GDT voor Scrapdelight.

Deze maand heb ik de eer om GDT te zijn voor Scrapdelight uit Nieuwegein. Ik kreeg een prachtige papierlijn om mee te werken en wist meteen waar ik die voor wilde gaan gebruiken.

Ik heb een canvas gemaakt met een foto die ik heb gemaakt van Hulphond Sjors. Sjors en ik 
blijken een goede match te zijn. Sjors heeft vanaf dat hij 8 weken oud is in een pleeggezin 
gewoond waar hij is opgeleid en getraind tot hulphond. Zijn pleegmoeder heet Lia en nu na 1,5 jaarmoest zij afstand doen van Sjors aan mij. Ik heb dit canvas voor haar gemaakt als dank voor al haar liefde en moeite die ze in Sjors heeft gestoken.

Ik ben begonnen om het canvas met verschillende kleuren glimmermist in te sprayen en daarna te drogen met de heatgun. Vervolgens het papier uitgezocht en zitten puzzelen hoe ik het wilde gebruiken op het canvas. Wat ik geweldig gaaf vond was die ronde koffievlek op het papier... dus die heeft dan ook een prominente plaats op het canvas gekregen.
Nadat ik de randen van het papier heb bewerkt met de distresser en de Vintage photo inktpad heb ik het papier met lijm op het canvas aangebracht. 
In de meltingpot heb ik beeswax gesmolten en die op verschillende plekken op het canvas gegoten en tijdens het drogen wat laten uitlopen en druppelen. Deze oppervlakken bewerkt met perfect pearl blush en pearl. Daarna de verschillende onderdelen op het canvas uitgewerkt en bevestigd.

In de meltingpot heb ik een restje bruine kaars gesmolten, in de First impressions roos mold gegoten en laten uitharden. Vervolgens met perfect pearls Blush en Pearl bewerkt.
Daarna heb ik de beeswax met heatgun verwarmd en lint in de warme beeswax gelegd en nog wat met een kwastje en beeswax bewerkt en afgewerkt met Perfect pearls. en vervolgens de bruine roos bovenaan bevestigd.

De grote en kleine rozen heb ik zelf gemaakt met het prachtige BoBunny papier Etcetera en de Tattered Florals stans van Tim Holtz. 

De randen van de rozen heb ik met beeswax ingesmeerd met een kwastje en vervolgens met Perfect pearl goud en bronze bewerkt. De Flourish Swirl onder de bloemen aangebracht en ook met beewwas en perfect pearls bewerkt, de uitgestanste rozenblaadjes zijn bewerkt met vintage photo en in de nerven wat beeswax aangebracht met een kwastje en wat goudkleurig perfect pearl als accent erin aangebracht. Op de Flourish Swirl zitten kleine elementjes die ik heb gemaakt van bruine kaars die ik heb gesmolten in de meltingpot en vervolgens gestort in een First Impressions mold en daarna nog wat glans gegeven met Perfect pearls goud en pearl.

De letters heb van de naam uitgestanst met een oud Quickkutz alfabet Beauty Queen en vervolgens in de meltingpot in de gesmolten utee gedoopt.. laten uitharden en dit nog 3 keer gedaan waardoor er mooie dikke glanzende letters ontstaan en deze in de boog van het Etcetera papier met lijm bevestigd.

Ik heb in de meltingpot een mix van Utee clear, Utee wit en Utee flex gesmolten en daarna heel voorzichtig druppels Distress refill er in gedruppeld en voorzichtig gemengd. De maat van de foto aangegeven op mijn craftsheet en vervolgens een "fotolijstje" los gegoten op het craftsheet en laten drogen. Daarna bewerkt met perfect pearls en op de foto geplakt met lijm.

Ik ben helemaal weg van mijn meltingpot en vond het een feest om hem op verschillende manieren te gebruiken. Het experiment met restjes kaarsvet was zowaar een succes en erg leuk om uit te proberen.

Gebruikte Materialen:
Canvas van 24 x 30 cm, Papier: Bo Bunny EtceteraBo Bunny Wraps (lint), Tattered AngelsGlimmermist, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inkt (Vintage Photo en refill Rusty Hinge), RangerMeltingpot, Ranger Beeswax, Utee clear, Utee wit, Utee Flex, First Impressions MoldsPerfect Pearls, Stansen Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals en Elegant Flourishes, Magnolia Rozenblad stans, HeattoolAleene's Tacky Glue, kwasten, Ranger Meltingpot gereedschap, Tim Holtzdistressercraftsheet.

Met dank aan Scrapdelight voor deze geweldige GDT plek!

Lieve groetjes

zaterdag 17 december 2011

First week at Home

We are home again from a whole heavy weekk of training. You could say that I was trained that week on how to work with Sjors my Assistance Dog!

Trained by Inge Molleman the Dog Trainer... Sjors is walking free with me along the wheelchair.

Time of work and Time to play... running free back to me!

I think you could say he feels save and at home here in our home!

A match made in heaven.

This first week home was a week of getting used to each other and finding our rythm together.
I hope to craft a little again tomorrow and share with you here again.

I thank all the DT teams and girls in it and Owners for their patience and time out they gave me lately!
Love you all...

With love

dinsdag 13 december 2011

Review time at All That Scraps.

Can you imagine... we're counting down to Christmas... and today I'm showing you a Valentine card with a brand new stamp from All That Scraps? Well it's true.... Remember the Enveloppe I made and that I mentioned that I have a card to go with it.... well.. here it is...

I made this Heart Easel card myself. I thought it would go so well with this lovely image from All That Scraps.

Lula Big Heart is colored with my copic markers.
I made the swirl heart with Martha Stewart beads and Glossy Accents by Ranger
Text stamp is from AmyR Heart-y sentiments.

Make sure to check out the All That Scraps Blog to see the other work of the creative team!

With Love

dinsdag 6 december 2011

New Cuties at All That Scraps for December!

Ha.... yes... can you believe it... there are again some brand new and hot stamps at All That Scraps!!!

They keep on designing those lovely stamps.... I can't get enough of them!!! Today I'm showing Sweet November stamp Tess.  I totally fell in love with her... The background stamp is brand new and bought on a big craft event in November... and together with the Snowman Sentiment from AmyR they became the perfect match for me!

Sweet November Tess Available from December 7th HERE
Colored with my Copic Markers:
Skin: E000,50,21,93, Hair: E35,YR23,Y21,11, 
Others: BV000,01,02,04, YG00,01,03,05 and Clear embossing powder.
Snowflake background stamp by Chocolate Baroque, stamped with Versamark and Wow Sparkling snow embossing glitter. 
Background colors Memento New Sprout and Brillance Pearlescent Lavender.
Magnolia Die to cut out Tess

Make sure to comment on the blogs of my Fantastic Teamies to get an extra entry in the draft at for winning a new cutie stamp from Sweet November at the blog of Amy!

There are so much more fantastic stamps available and beautiful inspirational work with them on the 

With Love

maandag 5 december 2011

Preview All That Scraps Day 1

Well... everyone is so busy with their Christmas preperations like cards, food and presents.... but at All That Scraps Christine is allready working a season ahead for you all! How about a little Valentine images in December? Weird... not for me.. this gives me a lot of time to prepare for new fun and get a little breath in all the Christmas showers everywhere on the internet and stores.

So I decided to make a set of the wonderful new Valentine stamps, text stamps and dies available from December 7th HERE
I made this enveloppe by myself to go with a great card (to be shown at the review)

I cut out this form of enveloppe from White Bazzil cardstock.
Stamped corner stamps and the corners of the front and clear embossed them.
Colored the edges of the front with 3 colors of Distress ink.
Stamped in the left corner a text from the brand new Heart-Y sayings by AmyR
Birgitta blowing Hearts from ATS is colored with Copic markers and cut out and glued to the front.
At the back I used the brand new C.C.Cutter Die Big Hearts and text from AmyR Heart-Y sayings.

Remember... these new stamps are available from December 7th in Store HERE

 With Love

Want to win another stamp from Sweet November?

Then tune here on my blog and those of my fabulous teamies. Today we are showcasing Zach to you...
He is a little Rascal....

 I colored Zach with Twinkling H20. He is available from December 7th HERE
The beautiful flowers and leaves are new C.C. Cutters Dies available from December 7th HERE

Make sure to comment on the blogs of my Fantastic Teamies to get an extra entry in the draft at for winning a new cutie stamp from Sweet November at the blog of Amy!

With love

zondag 4 december 2011

Win Georgia from Sweet November!

Yes it's like Christmas these days over at Amy's blog from Sweet November! Today you girls have a chance to win Georgia!!! 

I was really working outside my comfortzone with these papers... While making the cards I almost gave up... but then decided that would be the easy way out... so I kept on working..

Isn't Georgia a Sweetie?? I colored her with Twinkling H20. She is available from December 7th HERE
The cute litte mittens are a C.C. Cutters Die available from December 7th HERE
Text stamp by AmyR Snowman Sentiments available HERE

Make sure to comment on the blogs of my Fantastic Teamies to get an extra entry in the draft at for winning a new cutie stamp from Sweet November at the blog of Amy!

With love

zaterdag 3 december 2011

Win a new Cutie from Sweet November

When this post is up I'm away on a training week with my Assistance Dog Sjors.... but I worked ahead and prepared some fun for you all over here while I'm gone... 

First of all I would like to tell you all that I'm a Sweet November Gal from now on! I'm so freaking proud!!!

And I'm falling with my nose in the butter this time... because there are some great new cuties coming out!! And I'm not the only one that is lucky! So are you girls!!! Make sure to comment on the blogs of my Fantastic Teamies and enter the draft for winning a new cutie stamp from Sweet November!

Today the Sweet November Gals are showing you Max.

Sweet November Max available Here at December Stamps and Dies from December 7th.
I colored Max with Twinkling H20.
Papers: Bo Bunny Blitzen

Don't forget to go to all the blogs of the Sweet November Gals to leave a comment and at Amy's blog you can enter for winning a new stamp!

Good luck and have fun girls!

With love

donderdag 1 december 2011

Challenge #16 at ArtJourney.

Good afternoon to you all! 

Today there is a brand new challenge at the blog of Artjourney. I had so much fun in the last challenge that I want to enter in this challenge again. Allthough I didn't win the tag was shown and mentioned in the winners post. I'm so proud of that and thank them for it!

This time the theme of the challenge is winter. I've made so many cards with my new stamps from Chocolate Baroque... and I think that this card would apply to the theme winter.

*I used plain white bazzil cardstock. The centerpiece I colored with Brilliance lavender and dried it
well with my heattool. 
*Once dry I stamped the middle snowflake and embossed it with WOW snow glitter embossingpowder.
*Then I did the same with the right and left snowflake.
* After that I took my Embossing pen and ruler and made lines to the top of the card and 
embossed those with the same embossingpowder.
* I stamped a wonderful text at the bottom of the card en embossed it with the same powder again.
Finally I made a little bow from very dark Lilac ribbon and added little lilac pearls at the top of each embossed thread.

It's very plain en simple... but I love this color and the stamps kept inspiring me to more and more cards.
But this one if for the challenge at the Artjourney blog
I hope you like it and will see the great examples of the DT at the blog of Artjourney.

With Love

woensdag 23 november 2011

Sketch #14 at CCWS

Time for a new sketch challenge at Christmas Challenges with Sketches! This week it's Wilma who made a daring sketch for you girls! It was fun to play with so many layers and colors. I was working completly outside my comfertzone with the papers that I used!!  And with all the busy work for the upcoming training I didn't find a good mojo and feeling while making this card. So it's not the way you are used from me... but I hope you forgive me.... 

See what I mean? But the sketch is amazing and you can find it at the Blog HERE.
This time the sponsor is Michelle Perkett Studio
She is offerering a stamp by choice for the winner.

This card is into the following challenges:
Daisy Doodles: Christmas plus use a digi
Digital Tuesday: sparkle and shine

See you at the CCWS challenge blog!

With Love

dinsdag 22 november 2011

Cute review at All That Scraps

Here is another day that we are reviewing the new November stamps that were released this month at All That Scraps! For today I choose to work with this lovely snowlady from Sweet November. She is called 
Adorn D. Yard. She and the little mouse at the ground are so cute and lovely!
I loved to play with the shades in her hat.

Colored with my copic Markers

Check out the ATS Blog for more inspiring work from my teamies!

With love

Christmas in Style

When I look outside the world is completly closed by the huge mist. It's almost a week that it's hanging here... looking out my window.. there is no world... no birds that give a little tweet... nothing..
When going outside it's cold, wet and chilly... all the more reason to stay inside and craft and have some fun with stamps and ink again!

Embossed with Red Sparkling Wow Embossing powder
Text Stamp by Just Rite
Papers from old stash

I just love the classic style this card has.....

I enter this card in a special challenge that is set up with great prizes from Chocolate Baroque HERE

With Love

maandag 21 november 2011

My assistance Dog Sjors

Well... I think I wrote a hundred times here that time flies!!! And somehow.. it just does.... giggle.
I'm preparing for my week of training with the assistance dog that I'm going to get after that week.

Here is a sneak peak of Sjors.

It's a big pleasure now to know that I will have such a handsome guy at home helping me out with all kind of stuff that I almost can't do myself. Can you believe that he is considering it playing? Amazing what!!!

It took me some time to get used to the fact that I'm going to get a dog.. need to study a lot before I go for training... and when he comes home with me.. I still need to learn a lot.. and he too...

But for now... I'm excited and happy....

Will be continued!

vrijdag 18 november 2011

Always love art!

Goodmorning ladies,

I know that I've been a bit quiet lately.. but that is going to change again. There was so much going on here... and on top of that I got the flu!!! Yuk... but I'm back!!! (with a ton of tissues)

I've been playing with stamps, distress ink, glimmer mist... and I love the results:

Stamps: ArtJourney Pen Nib
Technique Tuesday: Awesome A
Art Celebrate stamp
Distres inks,  glimmermist

Have a great day!!!

With love

zondag 13 november 2011

Einde Hobbystempels

Wel pot vol blommen!!!

Excuus voor de de woorden hierboven.... maar wat een vreselijk bericht is er vandaag de lucht in gegaan!!!

Ik ben vanmorgen gebeld door Marga van Hobbystempels... en inmiddels is ook de nieuwsbrief rondgestuurd...

Na veel overwegingen hebben Marga en John besloten de stekker uit de webwinkel Hobbystempels te trekken. En dat vind ik zo erg. Ze hebben een kleine webwinkel met een berg grote diversiteit aan  mooie stempels!!!

Wat balen dat dit nu moet gebeuren... twee mensen met zoveel hart en ziel in hun webwinkel....
Ik zal het samenwerken met hun, als design team lid, maar vooral met hun als mens en vrienden heel erg gaan missen.

Op dit moment is er een hele grote LEEG VERKOOP begonnen in de webwinkel van 


Lieve Marga en John, dank jullie wel voor de tijd dat ik deel mocht zijn van jullie team. En vooral nu
heel veel sterkte met het verdriet en afscheid van jullie mooi winkel!

Met verdrietig hart maar met heel veel liefde en warmte voor jullie.....

donderdag 10 november 2011

ArtJourney challenge #15 Nature

Hiya ladies..... It's been so hectic last weeks... and all things come together... good and less good news and things.... but that is another story to tell.... today I want to show you a card that I want to enter to a special challenge at ArtJourney blog! 

I was so inspired that I just had to get my (new) gear and start making this tag to join the fun over there.. The theme is Nature... and the Design Team made such a beautiful and creative cards... amazing stuff!
After seeing at the KreaDoe and in the ARTSpecially Magazine #13 the beautiful technique with Teykol.. I decided to give that a try!The afternoon sunlight made me choose these colors... and the last rose at the bush at the other side of the street inspired me to give this tag her name...

Seasons last rose...

Large tag by Ranger Tim Holtz
Distress ink: Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marmalade, Wild Honey and Shabby shutters with craftsheet/sprayed water technique applied as background.
Glimmermist Coffee Shop and Pearl added over it.
Stamps used:
ArtJourney Roses
ArtJourney Text 
ArtJourney: Sea
Tim Holtz Shabby French
Distress Stains: Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss and Shabby Shutters
Versafine ink and Spiced Marmalade 

I hope you like what I made and that you go to the Challenge blog HERE and join too!

With Love

donderdag 3 november 2011

Last November Preview day at All That Scraps!

It's the third and last November preview day at the All That Scraps Blog! And there are a bunch of great new Snowmen and Snowwoman by Sweet November to choose from as from November 4th in Store!!! I love them all... but this lovely cutie with the Pine on his belly just had to be colored first by me...!!! 

Chill E. Pinebough
Text stamp Snowman sayings
Colored with my copic markers:
R30,32,35,37,39, B0000,000,00, E30,31,33,35, V17
MFT Rolled Roses decorated with red Stickles.

And did you enter the list already to make a chance to win one of the new stamps? 

With love

woensdag 2 november 2011

Second preview day on new stamps by All That Scraps.

I know... it's just the beginning of November... but I remember what a rush it was these last two months of the year... needed some extra cards and didn't had them ready! Well I can tell you.. it ain't gonna happen to me this year! LOL... I have plenty ready... but then Christine from All That Scraps made some brand new ones again... so I gave myself the excuse to make more Christmas Cards (so I'm sure I'm not without this year!
And they are sooooo cute and fun! 

Here is another preview with one of the fantastic stamps that will be in store from November 4th! 
This is C.C. Design Through the Night and I decided to make a gift package with her. The fun thing is that after the inside is all eaten.. you can add a little electric flame in it and it will be a decoration for you home!

C.C. Design Through the Night in New November stamps and dies!

I stamped her on Craft Cardstock and colored her with my pencils.

Please go check out the blog and see what all the other girls made as example for you.

With Love