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vrijdag 29 april 2011

Preview All That Scraps Sweet November Blue Berry

It's the end of April....! Can you believe it... 
Tomorrow we have a big Fiësta in my Country.
It's Queensday over here.. And that means that there are loads of streetgames for kids  to do in the morning and in the afternoon there is a big streetmarket were kids can sell there toys!
And that is in each and every little, big or very big city in my country! 
We all celebrate the birthday of our Queen!


Back to today... it's a bit partytime too here...
Today is a brand new Challenge GLITTER at 
Totally Papercraft Challenge!
&
There are new stamps in store from May 1st at All That Scraps!!!
and they are such a fantastic ones... each and every one is a beauty and so lovely!


And Christine also has some brand new dies in store as well... I used them all together on this card! A great border die and A butterfly die with a big and little one in it and I added them together as one on this card.

Today it's time to show you one of the new Sweet November Youg Flitters!
This little sweetie is Blue Berry.


Close up from Blue Berry

 
Close up from 2 new butterfly dies with Glossy accents and pearls

As you can see I added glitter with Atyou spica in her wings and I used Glossy Accents on the wings of the butterflies!

You can find Sweet November Blue Berry here
The butterfly die you can find here
The border die you can find here
Design papers are Maja Design
I colored the image with copic markers on DCP papers.
Colors I used:
Skin: E000,E50,E21,E93,   Hair: E29,E25,E21,E50
Blue Berries: B12,B14,B16,BV00,BV01,BV02,V05
Others: Y00,Y11,Y21, G21,G24,YG63,V000,V01

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx

donderdag 28 april 2011

DT Call at Christmas Challenges!!!!

Here is the post about the DT Call that is open from today!

Welcome back to our challenge blog. Today the DT Call starts and we are looking for 6 more lady's or men that love to join our Christmas Challenge blog. We should start this at May 1st but we can't wait to start and we hope you can't eigter.

What do you have to do for that DT Call ....

 Make a card with the sketch that Janneke made especially for the DT Call, you can rotate and flip the sketch as it is clearly visible
  • It must be a Christmas or winter card with a stamped image (it also can be a digi image) and when you finish the card, place the direct link from your blog post in In Linkz. 
  • You can do that untill Wednesday May 11th at 18 PM GMT. On Sunday May 15th we announce the new DT members, we will contact you before we place it on the blog ;o) 

Have fun with the call ....

What do we expect from you when you are a DT Member .....

Join us every fortnight on Wednesday starting May 25th.
  • Have your personal blog.
  •  You will join us at the Yahoo Group for the DT members. Janneke will send you an invitation after you said yes to her.
  • You will leave a message on the blog from the ones that are joining us in the challenge (you do not have to do that to all the blogs, we will make a list so you do not have to spend a lot of time to comment)
  • You make your own sketch when it is your turn to make one, and you have to place it on the yahoo group fourteen days before it is your turn, so we have enough time to make a card with your sketch. 
  • You must place a link and banner from that week's sponsor in your blogpost.
  • Place a DT banner on your blog with a link to the challenge blog. 
  • Make good and clear photos from your card or project, and please no framework (ofcourse you may use that for your personal blog) when you place it on the album from that week. In 600 pixels wide.
 
We want to thank our sponsors, we really appreciate that you are willing to sponsor
 this brand new blog.
A big hug to you all ;o)

Here is the sketch that you have to use fot the DT Call ... have fun with it.
 

 



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dinsdag 26 april 2011

New Swiss Pixie cute Brigitta at All that Scraps.

I'm so proud to be in the Design Team of All that Scraps. Sometimes I can't believe this happened to me! And I have to say... I'm still not used to it. 
When the post brought me my first package with material to work with I really really almost
peed my pants from happines and joy!! 

So today this is going to be my really first card made with a stamp that I received by post!
She is brand new in store at All That Scraps from May 1st!


This is Cute Birgitta sitting on a Stone wall acompanied by Lamp post!
I colored them all with copic markers on DCP papers.
Colors that I used are:
Skin: E0000,E000,E00,E93  Hair: E55,E53,E51,E50
Stone wall: E19,E18,E17,E13  Butterflies: Y38,Y35,Y32
Others: R85,R83,R81,W00,W0,W1,W3,G21,G24,C0,C3, B0000,B000

I stamped a second Cute Birgitta on DCP and gave her color as well and added around her some grey and blue color and cut her out with a heartshaped die. The other complete Birgitta I cut out and added her with 3d dots on the stone wall and the heartshaped Birgitta. 

The shape of the card is from a Dutch Scor Pal book by Kitty Franken.

Challenges:
Sparkles Forum : Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx

zondag 24 april 2011

Moeders Hobbypaleis.

For the post about the opening of the new Christmas Challenge blog.. please scroll down!

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Na vandaag een heerlijke dag buiten in de tuin bij mijn  ouders en een lekkere BBQ ben ik morgen in Santpoort Noord.
Morgen gaat namelijk de winkel van Moeders Hobbypaleis na een grondige verbouwing weer open. En dat wordt de hele komende week gevierd met ontzetten leuke demonstraties en aanbiedingen.

En vandaag is het mijn beurt om met de Copic Markers een demonstratie te geven in de winkel.

Natuurlijk heb ik een paar voorbeeld kaartjes gemaakt om mee te nemen...

Dit is er 1 van.



Benieuwd welke kleuren en materialen ik heb gebruikt... kom gezellig langs en vraag het me!

Dus in plaats van naar een meubel boulevard... kom gezellig bij ons langs..
om 9.00 gaat de winkel open aan de Hagelingerweg 7 te Santpoort Noord.

Tot straks!


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Brand New Christmas Challenges {with Sketches}



Hi everyone!

 I have some exiting news to share with you all!

 A little while ago the team of {Christmas Creations} on Clubs.nl, Janneke,
 Nicole, Renata and myself decided, with Janneke as initiator, to set up a
 new challenge blog. Of course in the same spirit as the club, so it became
 Christmas Challenges {with sketches}. We like everyone to participate in
 this brand-new challenge blog. Aren't we all, at the end of the year, busy
 making tons of Christmas cards?? Well, if you join us from the 1st of June,
 using our sketches, you avoid the stress and lack of time in the December
 month. And you can spend that time with your loved ones.

 But you don't have to wait until the 1st of June. You can take a look
 already on Christmas Challenges {with sketches}.

 We will also have a DT-call. You can read all about that next Sunday, the
 1st of May on the new challenge blog.

 So, are you in with us for some adventure? Come and join us making Christmas
 cards from the 1st of June and take a look now on

Christmas Challenges {with sketches}

 See you there!!


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vrijdag 22 april 2011

Wedding challenge at Totally Papercraft Challenge blog!

We have a brand new challenge this week.... and it really goes great with this time of the year!
At Totally Papercrafts Challenge Blog the theme of this weeks challenge is going to be
Weddings!

We have a great sponsor again and this week it the fabulous Whimsy Stamps!


Please go the the challenge blog to see what fantastic prize the have for you and see how inspiring and talented my teamies are! They made some fantastic cards for you all! I hope you will stop by their blogs and leave a lovely comment for them too!

Here is what I made with one of the fabulous images of Whimsy Stamps!

Used papers are Magnolia
Colored with Copic Markers on DCP
Skin: E0000,E000,E00,E93 Hair: E55,E53,E51,E50
Others colors: E40,E42,E43, R32,R35,R37,R39, G21,G24,  R0000,R000,R00,R02, 
W0,W1,W3,W5, C01,C3
Stickles diamond
Embellishments: Making Memories Je t'adore brads

Have a great day and thank you for taking the time to leave me a lovely comment!
With Love
xxx

woensdag 20 april 2011

Review All That Scraps

When I saw the new stamps of Sweet November Penelope and Fibonacci... I instantly fell 
in love with them. How adorable are they? And immediatly I knew that I wanted to use the Graphic 45 papers with them... but there came a challenge for me... which markers to use for them? Because the colors that are in the papers weren't in my collection of markers. So I had to step outside my comfortzone and started to experiment with colors to find how to make it work. And lucky me... I found it...
I used the blender technique with the E19 and E17.... And I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with the result. What do you think?


Pearls you find Here
Ribbon from Stash
Colored on DCP with Copic markers:
Skin: E000,E50,E21,E93
Hair: YR24,YR23,Y21,Y11
others: E19,E17,E13,Y00,YG0000,YG11,YG13,E40,E42,E43,C0

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampchallenges: April showers something
Cute card thursday: Weather Inspired

Can't wait to hear what you think of this wonderful and lovely image and my experiment with coloring.
With love
xxx
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dinsdag 19 april 2011

New Challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio

It's another Tuesday... 

And after a long visit in the hospital for myself yesterday, I have to be back today for an MRI. 
I still hope that my knee is allright and I don't need a surgery.. so keeping my fingers crossed today!

And despite of that and after a busy and fantastic weekend it's time again for a new challenge at 
Michelle Perkett Studio!

This week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!


This is Guinevere and I colored her with copic markers.
DP is from Prima Marketing.

Well I hope to see you at our fun challenge!


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment
With Love
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maandag 18 april 2011

Art Specially Event

Wat een geweldig weekend heb ik achter de rug! Zoals de meeste van mijn blogvriendinnen en andere vriendinnen weten was ik de winnaar van de landelijk kaart wedstrijd van Art Specially. En de prijs die ik won was een heel weekend met hotelverblijf en verzorging en vrije entree het hele weekend op het Event!

Ik heb er geen woorden bijna voor... Wat een geweldig event is dit!
Ik wil allereerst Angela en haar hele team complimenteren met al het werk ze er aan hebben gehad en hoe fantastisch alles opgezet was en alles op rolletjes liep!!
Jullie verdienen een hele dikke pluim!!!

En de nieuwe stempel lap die je van te voren kon bestellen... ik vind het een pracht lap! Enig om er direct mee aan de slag te kunnen aan de workshop tafels van Art Specially! Goed en duidelijk uitgelegd kon je daar bij verschillende tafels verschillende tags met deze nieuwe stempels maken! 

Ik heb de zaterdag gebruikt om bij een deel van de stands langs te gaan en te kijken, genieten en kletsen... lekker veel bekenden tegengekomen en pret voor 10 gemaakt!
Vond het zo leuk om jullie allemaal weer te zien en te spreken!

Het hotel was absoluut geslaagd en toen ik zaterdag versleten op mijn kamer aankwam lag daar tot mijn grote verrassing zelfs nog een presentje! 
De nieuwe Art Specially boekjes 
van Miranda Degenaars en van Eefke Moes met lieve stempels er zelfs bij!


Lieve Angela wat een geweldige verrassing was dit... ben heerlijk op het bed gaan liggen en heb de boekjes liggen lezen. Wat een prachtwerken staan in beide boeken. Hoe geweldig uitgelegd hoe het gemaakt is en het kleurgebruik en de technieken!!! Absoluut een aanrader deze boekjes!

Ik heb die dag mijn ogen uitgekeken en tot mijn grote vreugde werden er 's avonds in het hotel ook nog diverse workshops gegeven door verschillende bedrijven.

Ik behoorde tot de gelukkige dat ik de workshop van Judi Kins en Hein Design kon volgen! Wat een goed georganiseerde workshops waren dit. Top samenwerking tussen beide teams en de dames die bij deze workshops assisteerden! 
Ik heb heerlijk met de Mica Gloss en roller en stempels  van Judi Kins gewerkt en een opzet voor een kaart gemaakt. Overdag had ik al een grandioos en eerlijk advies gekregen en dat kon ik erg waarderen. Ben dus totaal gevallen voor haar stempels en vooral ook de Mica Gloss!
Mijn creativiteit borrelt om er uit te mogen en aan de slag te gaan hiermee!

Ook de workshop van Hein Design was een genot. Met acrylverf en stempels een opzet voor een kaart gemaakt... leuke technieken waar ik zelf niet zo 1,2,3, zou zijn opgekomen. Dus ook wat dit betreft nog een wereld aan leuks te ontdekken en te doen!

De andere leuke workshops heb ik aan me voorbij laten gaan.. ik was zo moe en versleten en ben heerlijk om 22.00 uur mijn bed ingevallen en was zo vertrokken in dromenland.
's Morgens een lekker ontbijt gegeten en weer terug naar de hal.

Het grote genieten kon zo weer verder gaan...  gezellig langs geweest bij Crealies en lekker gekletst met Annelies en daar de gloednieuwe tags en wat bijpassende tekststempeltjes gekocht! Wat zijn ze enig zeg! Kan niet wachten om er mee aan de slag te gaan!

Bij Cute Cards and Stamps een hele mooie naamstempel voor mezelf gekocht. Gert-Jan maakte die ter plekke met de computer en een mooi apparaat klaar... En hij stempelt zo fijntjes en mooi! Echt zijn geld helemaal waard!

Bij Whiff of Joy heb ik mogen kennismaken met Katherina en haar man. Wat een leuk en lief stel is dat. Ook Sonja die daar aan de demotafel zat was een schat. Veel uitleg over H2O sparkling product en zelf mee gekleurd. Leuk om mee te werken!!! En het past zo goed bij die  leuke stempels van ze! 

Ik ben bij nog zoveel meer stands geweest en gekletst en gelachen! Wat heb ik genoten van alles en iedereen achter de kramen/stands!  Zo behulpzaam en zo op hun gemak! Ik geloof dat ik aardig over mijn budget ben gegaan... maar dat is gewoon hun schuld! 


Mijn aanwinsten! 

Maar het meest van allemaal wil ik mijn innig lieve dochter Marieke bedanken. Zij is een heel weekend met me mee geweest, mijn rolstoel geduwd, geduldig geluisterd en gekeken (is nog niet echt creatief aan de gang) en samen gekletst en gelachen!
Lieve meis.... zonder jou had ik dit weekend niet kunnen volbrengen en zo kunnen genieten. 
Heel erg dank je wel!

Zo... en nu naar bed en bijkomen van alles en na genieten van deze twee heerlijke dagen!

Hopelijk hebben jullie het ook zo naar je zin gehad op het Event! Mocht je niet zijn geweest!!! Dan absoluut gaan volgend jaar! Het is beslist een MUST als je van stempelen houdt!

Lieve groetjes voor jullie allemaal!
xxx

Little Easter Basket and Challenge at Cards Etc.

Easter is on it's way... and I'm busy with preparing some things in my home...
Bought me some yummy little chocolate eggs (they are all gone by now)
and made some fun stuff for decorating my home!

And how lucky that Cards Etc is having a wonderful challenge with this lovely Easter basket!


This is a Lovely Cutting file that you can buy for little at the Challenge blog.
I decided to decorate this little basket as well with Ginger Bunny, Fence and Little Rabbit from the digi collection of All That Scraps.
I colored them on DCP Paper from Claire Fontaine and then cut them out and add them in layers on the basket.
Like I said... the eggs are disappeared now so I need to get some new ones here.. 

Have a great day and lot's of fun with this great challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx






zondag 17 april 2011

new Challenge at All That Scraps!

I keep fighting with my laptop to get acces to internet and all my stuff... and sometimes I'm lucky and sometimes I'm not... 
Well last week there were a lot on not days... so I didn't post my part of the new challenge at 

And that is a pitty because this week is a real great one! It's all about Watering Cans...
So this is what I made with the fun template that you can find at the challenge blog!


I used white Cardstock, stamped and clear embossed it and then inked it with Distress inks.
I colored both on DCP with copic markers
Text is from my stash.
All materials can be found by following the links in them.

Well there is still time to join this fun challenge at All That Scraps Challenge blog.
The other girls made some fantastic and inspiring works and cards for you!
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx

zaterdag 16 april 2011

We're going on a Bunny Blog Hop Today!

Morning ladies!!!


 It's almost Easter and lots of challenges and images are out there to play with!

So Michelle Perkett and Event Coördinator Claire made a fantastic Blog hop for you girls!


This blog hop is going to play all weekend long! And there are some fantastic prizes to win. There are 4 secrect bunnies in this blog hop and you need to find them and find the answer to their question!


Here is the card that I made for this Blog Hop.



I used a brand new bunny from Michelle, called Harvey! 
I colored him with Copic Markers on DCP.
The colors I used are"
W00,W0,W1,W3,YG0000, Yg11,Yg13, Yg17,Y32,Y35,Y38, R000,R00,R02, E31,E33,E35.
Design Papers are Prima MarketingL Jack 'n Jill collection
Flowers made with Die from Crealies


The fun part is that I can give away this lovely prize one of the girls that comment on my blog and all the other blogs of the hop and will email me the correct answer on the following question:
What is the name of Beatrix Potter's famous rabbit character?

Claire 

Mootseeka 

Pauline

Skye 


Marion   (you're here)

Elenor 

We hope that you have a ton of fun with this Blog Hop and wishing you luck on the drawing of the prizes!

Thanks for hopping by and have a great weekend!
With Love
xxx

vrijdag 15 april 2011

Spring time with Kenny K at Totally papercraft Challenge

Another new challenge today at Totally Papercraft challenge blog!

 After a week with computer trouble and not being able to reach any of my work I'm so glad that my dear laptop could be fixed for a while and I was able to make this post for this weeks challenge at TPC!

This week we have an amazing sponsor that makes beatiful and really beautiful and fun images!


I choose this Download Diva to work with! Don't you think she is a hottie! She reminds me of my 19 year old Daughter! She is a cool chick too!
 (if you don't see anything after this post, she probably killed me for writing this ;-) )


I colored Download Diva with Copic Markers on DCP paper.
Colors that I used are:
Skin: E000,E50,E21,E93  Hair: E39,E35,E33,E53
other colors: R81,R83,R85, B91,B93,B95,B21
Papers: TPC Studio Heartfelt Travel
Text is made with fonts in Word by meself.

Now don't forget to go to the Challenge blog and enter with you card/project and see what an absolutly talented girls over there made for your inspiration! 

This card is also into the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday - Little woman
Simon says Stamps: For a child
Woodware USA: Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xxx

vrijdag 8 april 2011

Sketch Challenge at Totally Papercraft Challenge.

It's another Friday... time really flies, April is here.

Today there is a fantastic new Challenge at Totally Papercraft Challenge blog
A Sketch by Lorraine... (But Sue made this wonderful sketch for her) 
I so love working with Sketches... so this is my lucky day!


We are sponsored by the lovely Melissa at Meljen designs and the DT were given a choice of images to use, thanks Melissa :-)


"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.




This little mouse is an image from Meljen Design and the papers are from my stsh.
He's colored on DCP paper with copic markers.
used Atyou Spica for the glitter in the candlelight and Liquid pearls for the icing.
The text is from TLC and brads from stash too.

Please go to the blog and join our challenge and don't forget to hop by the blogs of my girlfriends, they made some awesome and special inspiration for you too!

This card is also into the following challenges:
CRAFT : animals/pets
Crafty Sentiments : Glitter
PaperPlay : Critters Galore
Crafts and Me ,,,,, Glitter

With love
xxx

woensdag 6 april 2011

Anything goes challenge at All that Scraps.

Goodmorning, it's a Wednesday again and that means that there is a
new challenge at

This week the theme is Anything Goes!



dinsdag 5 april 2011

New Challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio

Did we have a lot of spring things and flowers last week at the challenge cards... this week it's time for a completly different angle.
Since we have a team of Mermaids from all over the world we decided to celebrate Mother's day in England as well at our Blog. So this weeks challenge is all about 

Suprise your Mom!


This image is called Thanks Mum and is a new stamp from Michelle.
I colored them with Copic Markers
The stunning papers really took my breath the first time I saw them, they're from Maja Design, Crea Diem and is so beautiful that I kept the layout of the card simple.
Text is from TLC
Flower is airbrushed with copic markers and then with Glimmer mist
Lace is from Stash.

This card is also into the following challenges:
Corrosive challenge: Pastel colors
Stamp Something: April Digi Day
Digi's With Attitude: Anything goes
Crafty Sentiment: Mother's Day
Creative Inspirations: Mother's Day
I did it creations: Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Lets get Girly
Paper Play: for mum


We mermaids did our best to give you some great inspiration.. so please hop over to the Challenge blog to join the fun and leave a comment for us all.

With love
xxx