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donderdag 31 maart 2011

Kaartje voor Moeders Hobbypaleis

Vandaag aan de slag gegaan met een kaartje met een nieuwe magnolia stempel.

Dinsdag langs geweest bij Moeders Hobbypaleis. Een hele gezellige hobbywinkel waar je ogen en tijd tekort komt! En wat staat daar veel te gebeuren zeg. Vanaf
4 april is de winkel dicht en wordt er flink verbouwd!
En dan gaan de deuren weer open op Maandag 24 April!

Ik ben dan gevraagd om die dag een demo met copic markers toe komen doen...
En dat vindt ik een hele eer en erg leuk!
Ik hoop dat jullie dan ook allemaal langs komen om deze opening mee te vieren. Er staan leuke acties op het programma.

Dus gisteren langs geweest om wat door te nemen en ik heb wat materiaal meegekregen
om wat voorbeeldkaarten mee te maken...

Wel hier is het eerste kaartje dan

Magnolia stempel is van Moeders Hobbypaleis
Papier is van Magnolia
ingekleurd op Copic Perfect Blending papier met copic markers
E0000,000,00,93, Yr24,23,Y21,11, RV91,93,95 en E39,35,33,31.
Stans is van Marianne Design en ook bij Moeders Hobbypaleis verkrijgbaar.

Sketch is van Sketch Saturday!

Hopelijk tot ziens op 24 april in de winkel van Moeders Hobbypaleis

Lieve groetjes
xxx

woensdag 30 maart 2011

New Design team......

Oh... girls... what an amazing world it is...

Yesterday was a great day.... So many fantastic things happened for me!

Let me begin to tell you this news first... I'm in the big Design Team of All That Scraps!!
So that means that I'm still in the Digi team... and in the Design team....

I just feel so honored by this... And most of all I'm totally crazy happy with it!

(imagine me wiggling on my chair up and down, driving my kids and cats crazy now!

Hugs
xxx

dinsdag 29 maart 2011

Spring has Sprung: Flowers

Oh the weather here is absolutly stunning. Warm sunny days and it's a joy to be outside!
All the leaves are starting to grow on the trees and they all get that glims of green over them!
And the flowers.. they really pop out everywhere... 

And for me that is an extra joy! I live in the village with the largest flower garden of Europe! From all over the world people come to visit my little town to see those spring flowers bloom! And the fields around my village are filled with narcissus and tulips and hyacinths... really a festivity of smells and colors!

So this weeks theme at the Michelle Perkett Challenge Blog is straight to my heart!

FLOWERS!


This card is in the shape of a Tulip. You can find this fantastic cutting file/template 
at Cards Etc. Shop HERE

Jolanda made this stunning shaped card and it's a fun template/cutting file to work with!

The image in this card is Amore Fairy from Michelle Perkett and you can find her 
in the STORE of Michelle!
I colored her with Copic markers and used stickles in her wings.

Hope you all come over and join this fun challenges and win one of Michelle's images!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx


zondag 27 maart 2011

Angelica from Michelle Perkett

Michelle Perkett has some new images in store... and one of them is 

I love coloring hair  so she is one of my favorites for sure!

She is colored with Copic Markers on DCP papers.
I used:
Hair: YR24,YR23,Y21,Y11
Skin: E0000,E00,E21,E93
Flowers: R81,R83,R85 and Atyou Spica pink 02
Starfish: BG0000,BG01,BG15,BG72
Leaves: YG63, G21,G24
Atyou Spica gold for the swirls of her hair and eyelash

Design Papers by Marianne Design Eline's babies
Flowers: prima marketing (cut a big piece to little pieces)
Filigran silver corner from www.hobbystempels.nl
Pearls from stash

I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers: # 147
This card is also into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles: Floral fantasy/lots of flowers
Flutter by Wednesday: Open challenge with a butterfly, angel or fairy
House of Gilli: pastel colours with bling
One Stop Craft Challenge: Angels and Fairies
Papertake Weekly: Its a mom thing/girly

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a lovely comment!
xxx

Name the Mermaid Contest!

At the Blog of Michelle Perkett there is a little contest...


If your name is to be choosen you can win this fantastic image for free!
So you hurry and join us!
Hugs
xxx

zaterdag 26 maart 2011

Another Digi at sale!

There still is that fabulous sale going on at the store of All that Scraps!

Did I mentioned it before??? 

I can't help myself... but is so love them all... that I made another card with them!
This time it's a Joy fold Card that I made at the Clubday of the Christmas Club last Sunday!




The image is called GingersnapsCelebrate! This is a pack of image that you can use for celebration.
I used the one with the balloon! 
Paper is from My Minds Eye Mabel 
Colored her with Copic Markers.

Since the sale is still running till the end of the month you still have time to score yourself some beauties!

Have fun with them and please leave me a lovely comment!
Hugs
xxx

vrijdag 25 maart 2011

Cuddly and Cute at Totally Papercraft Challenge blog!

Woohoooo.... it's friday again! I'm always happy when Friday is there...
Don't ask me why... I'm a stay at home Mom.. so why Friday is special for me.... 
no idea... it just is....  LOL

Anyway... one of the things that makes it also fun is that there is a new challenge at the 

And what makes it a bit more special to me is that it's my first time that I host a challenge over there! 
This weeks theme is Cuddly and Cute... and my fellow teamgirls made amazing work.
Please go to their blogs and give them a lovely comment on their work.
Each week the give the best of themself to inspire you all!
Next to that.. we have an amazing sponsor as well..


* I used the stamp from Forever Friends
* Colored it with Distress inks: Tea Dye, Antique linnen, Wild honey, 
Vintage photo, fired brick, weathered wood and edge inked with Wild Honey.
* Papers are from My minds Eye Mabel paper pack
*Nestabilites round, Large round scalloped and label 8
*Marianne Design heart dies
*Ribbon and Brad from goodiebag of the Christmas Club last sunday!

 This card is also into the following challenges:



Have fun today and I hope that you leave me a lovely comment!
Hugs
xxx

woensdag 23 maart 2011

Versatile blogger award twice!

Last two weeks have been a true rollercoaster for me.. there were hard times when I felt so down and out. Thought that I was really a dumb and difficult person to be around with...
and then I discovered.. that this thought didn't make any sense.

And when you are around people that give you this feeling... it's time to close that door and move forward in life. Not an easy decision... but when I took it...the relief in my heart told me
that it was the right decision.

My very best friend, Paul, told me once.. that if one door closes another one will open for you....
and to my suprise that is what is happening to me right now....

One of the doors that opened was that I got the Versatile Blogger award from my dear friend Pauline. I was suprised and so thankful for receiving this award from her! 
Pauline is my teammie at Michelle Perkett Blog and we are in our second term there. She is an adorable Aussie with magnificent work on her blog!

And now guess what.... yesterday I got a second Versatile Blogger from Naush!
Naush... you live at the other side of the world... our worlds met through the internet... and you make the most stunning and creative things with just trash! 
Thank you for giving me this award! 


*********
Now to the part of the rules coming with this award...
* Thank the person that gave me this award! (Did that)
* tell 7 things about me! (really sharing my inside feelings here)
* pay this award forward to 15 other people that I care for with my whole heart!
*******

1. I'm a single Mom and I love it. Don't need a man to be happy!
2. I love cats, but hope to get a helping dog soon in my home to help me with things that I can't do myself.
3. I still can be so insecure about the work that I make...
4. I'm honored and proud to be in the DT's that I'm in!
5. I'm proud on myself on how I raised my kids and how they turned out! (we had some really tough times and got out stronger and closer)
6. I love my two teens to death! They mean the world to me and they make me proud on the decisions they make!
7. I'm so glad that I meet so many fantastic, creative, fun and loving people trough my hobby and the internet!

*****
Lydia (for being such a fantastic and true friend)
Janneke (my dear friend and crafty inspiration)
Margreet (you are a sweetie)
Michelle (for the fantastic images you make)
Shelly (for giving me my first chance!)
Melissa (For support in blogging land)
My teamies at Michelle Perkett Studio (you all are family to me!)
Wendy (for caring that day!)
Renata (for our friendship)

I know I'm over 15 with this... but they all deserve it!!! So bare with me... 
Have fun with it girls! Each of you mean a lot to me!

Hugs
xxx



dinsdag 22 maart 2011

Color Challenge at Michelle Perkett

Can you believe that it's almost April??? 
Time flies when you have fun is what they say... well I have to admit... they're so absolutly right...
And this week there is another Fun challenge at the blog of Michelle Perkett

This week the theme is Color Challenge...
We dare you to use the colors Blue and Brown.

I know I cheated a bit... my leaves are green..... (but brown leaves in spring time? Come on....)

Image is the brand new Grace
Papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle - Twig 
Flowers from stash
leaf pins are Little Yellow Bicylcle - Twig
Text is a die cut from Little Yellow Bicycle - Twig
Lace I bought at Doe@Ding
Brads are American craft elements 
Colored Grace with Copic Marker:
E0000,000,00,95,57,25,31,50, B21,24,26,G21, YG63, B0000,000,00
Edges of image are colored with Distress ink Tea Dye and Vintage Photo

This card is also into the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shops Best: anything goes
Papercutz: Your choice
The Crafty Pad: Use a digi
The Shabby Tea Room: Bingo challenge (my line is brads, flowers, ribbon)

Hope that you join us in this great challenge! Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx

zaterdag 19 maart 2011

Still Digi sale at All That Scraps!

Today I give you all a little reminder that there still is a big Digi Sale going on at

And I made this little pizzabox with the Beautiful Butterflies Digi set!



Cardstock is Core'dinations 
Designpaper is Paperpack My Minds Eye Mabel
I used the Score pal to score all the lines
Tim Holtz Die Tattered florals
Colored the butterflies with Copic Markers: YR00,01,02
Edit distress stickles and normal stickles on the wings and dots
Distress ink for inking the text label: Dried marigold, Spiced Marigold, Wild Honey

This is just and example of all the beautiful digital stamps that are for sale at this moment!
Hope you get yourself the beauty and show us what you did with it!

this box is also into the following challenges:
Mamie Doodles: Celebrate spring
Woodware USA: Spring is coming

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
Hugs
xxx

vrijdag 18 maart 2011

Challenge #58 at Totally Papercrafts Challenge

TGIF!!!!

And Friday means that it's time for a brand new challenge at the blog of

This weeks theme is to Add Buttons to your card!
Now that is pretty simple right!


And this week there is a brand new Sponsor Michelle Perkett and she is giving away 
a fantastic prize!


So hop over to the the Blog and enter the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx

woensdag 16 maart 2011

Challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio

Yesterday a brand new challenge started at the blog of

And this week the challenge theme is
Go Green for St. Patrick's day!

Let me introduce you Fiona! She is Michelle´s True Irish girl!
I colored her with green and orange copic markers. Did you see that she even has 
freckles... like a true Irish girl!

You gotta go to the blog of Michelle to see how inspirational my teamladies have been
with this theme!
Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx

maandag 14 maart 2011

I got the new Silhouette!

After saving money and giving demo with Copic Markers and Aqua Markers....
I got a brand new Silhouette SD...

And I have to say... I'm so happy with it.


Enige weken geleden is mijn oude trouwe silhouette gesneuveld en voelde ik me toch zo ontzetten onthand... Wat doe ik dan onbewust veel met die machine...

Dus zat er niets anders op dan heel hard sparen en alle dubbeltjes ervoor opzij te leggen.
En gisteren was het dan zover.... ik kon de nieuwe Silhouette SD kopen!!!

En nu staat hij dan uitgepakt en klaar op de tafel...
Nu de handleiding doorlezen en alle nieuwe snufjes en nieuwe software leren en gaan spelen ermee.

Ik heb mijn Silhouette gekocht bij Creabest. In de doos zit ook meteen een mooie ingebonden
Nederlandstalige handleiding met uitleg van de machine en het mooie nieuwe software programma. Hiermee kan ik dus gelijk veel meer ervaring opdoen en nog meer vertrouwd raken met de silhouette SD.
Dat noem ik nog eens grote service van ze!

Lieve groetjes
xxx

zondag 13 maart 2011

Terug van de Knotsgekke kaartendagen in Zwolle

Vandaag weer thuis gekomen van drie hele leuke en gezellige dagen in Zwolle.

Ik heb vele van jullie op de beurs aan mijn demo tafel bij Creabest mogen verwelkomen. Ik vond het zo leuk om jullie te zien en spreken en vooral ook om weer een stapje verder op weg te helpen met Copic Markers en Aquamarkers. 
Dank jullie wel voor alle lieve en aardige complimenten die ik heb gekregen. Ik hoop jullie de volgende keer weer te zien en te spreken.


Verder mocht ik gisteravond gelukkig nog bij mijn teamgenootje Lydia slapen zodat ik vanochtend uitgerust naar Lisse kon rijden. 
Lydia... dank je wel hoor meis... dat was absoluut super...
En als klap op de vuurpijl kreeg ik donderdag ook nog eens deze waanzinnig creatieve en mooie kaart van haar. Gevuld met zoooo iets lekkers.... mmmmmmm
(jij mag vaker bij mij logeren hoor ;-) )



Dank je wel voor het langskomen en het achterlaten van een berichtje.
Liefs
Marion


zaterdag 12 maart 2011

Digi Sale at All that Scraps!

Today I'm showing another Digital image that is for Sale at 

This time is used Winter Sweet Pea and Tiger

They are so cute and sweet.... an this time I made them on a card.

I colored Sweet Pea and Tiger with copic Markers:
E000,E00,E11,E93,YR24,YR23,YR20,Y11,B21,B24,B26,R59,R39,R32,C0,C1,C3,C5
The background of Sweat Pea is cloudy with Distress ink Stormy Sky
The fur on his clotsh is done with the Snow Marker.
The shiny sparkles are Stickles Stardust.
Design Paper is Bo Bunny 
Flowers: Dutch Moments
Brads: American elements
Button: Stash
Text: Little Yellow bicylce

When you go to the store HERE you can see which digital images are for sale right now!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx

vrijdag 11 maart 2011

Challenge #57 Shaped Card at Totally Papercraft Challenge.

Today there is a brand new challenge at 


This week the theme is Shaped Cards!! 


We are sponsored this time by our regular sponsor.......


"Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Design's Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse
and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images".

The prize on offer is a very generous FOUR digi images of the winners choice.





I made this card with the Dutch word for Spring (Lente).
 It's a beautiful cutting file that you can find at the 

I used design papers from Fancy pants, Lilac House
The stamp is from Elisabeth Bell
I colored her with Copic markers

Now make sure that you go to the 
see what my other teamgirls made for inspiration and join in the fun!

Hugs
xxx

dinsdag 8 maart 2011

Ribbon and Lace challenge at Michelle Perkett

This week is the first challenge with our fabulous new design team members!
They were put to the test to make a card on such a short notice.. but they sure did a fabulous job. Please give them a cheer at the 


This weeks theme is all about Ribbon and Lace!

My ribbon is woven in the lace!
The image is Eva the Glam and you can find her HERE
The papers are From the Big Tim Holtz pad
Sketch by Friday Sketchers
Rose is made from Tim Holtz die Tattered Florals..
Tutorial will follow tomorrow here on the blog.
The flowers in Eva's tail are embossed with Bridal embossing powders and the middle is a little pearl pen.
Her fins and shawl are "painted" with Distress stickles Picked Fence.
Colored her with Copic Markers:
E000,00,21,95,R91,93,95, R29,25,31,50

Well hope you like to join us and see you at the challenge!

this card is also into the following challenges:
Creative Cowgirl Challenge: tropica;, beach Hawaii
Aly's Sunday Challenge: anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge: New beginnings
Gingerloft: Use those flowers
Incy Wincy: Pastel Colours

Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment
xxx

zaterdag 5 maart 2011

Digi Sale at All that Scraps!

There's a sale at the All that Scraps Store!


Lot's of beautiful images are there with a nice discount....
And to show you some of them I made this lovely teabox with one of them on it.







This Tea box is made with the tutorial that is at the blog of Double Dutch!
For instructions on how to make this box... go to there blog!

I made this box with White bazill and used different techniques to color it this way. If you want to know how...there is a Tutorial on the Blog of All That Scraps 

The girl with the little polar bear is called Eskimo Sayuri and you can find her HERE

For more information on what colors I used and how I made this lovely Tea Box... go see the 

This lovely box is also into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: 4 legged friends
Creative Belli: Animals + old/forgotten embellies

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.
xxx