Sunday, September 27, 2009

* Get Sketchy & Dutch Card Lovers & Card Patterns Challenges *

It's Sunday, so it's card-making-day. Lets start with this weeks sketch from Get Sketchy. It was a basic sketch so I could "almost" do everything I wanted with it. I used my new My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas papers and they are so gorgeous to work with :)This is my card for the Dutch Card Lovers challenge. Used again some Basic Grey Eskimo kisses. I must confess that I only wanted to order a paperpad for cards, but these papers are so lovely that I also ordered some to use for scrapping layouts as well.

Last for today it the Card Patterns sketch #34. Again some MME colorful Christmas to create this card.
Supplies: white, pink, blue cardstock, My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas papers & die-cuts, October Afternoon Good Cheer, crafts too corner punch, fiskars apron border punch, pin, snowflake punch, beads, hotfix with stones, blue & green ribbon, Imaginsce stamp, my own created digistamp.
And also I was mentioned in the top 5 @ Get Sketchy with the challenge of last week. How awesome is that? Thanks for the great weekly inspiration!

Enjoy the rest of your sunday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

* Christmas Cards *

Since I got my paperpad from Basic Grey, I have used several sketches from challenge blogs to create my Christmas Cards for this year. This week I used sketches from Get Sketchy & Card Patterns you to create my cards.

I started with a "free"card, it's based on an older sketch from CardPatterns and I have already used it in the past, since I loved it so much I wanted to use it again for an X mas based card. This time I choose for a more traditional color scheme and.... I created my own digistamp for this card with a Christmas Greeting.
Next is a card for this weeks challenger over at Get Sketchy. A great sketch, but I faced some troubles fitting this card together. Now, however, I am happy with the outcome, I really find those little deers sooo cute :)

Finally a card for Card Patterns this week, I always love there sketches and this is no exception. No hard times here, the card was made swiftly and easily.

Supplies: white, pink and blue cardstock, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers, white puffy paint, pin, ribbon, snowflake punch, corner punch, border punches from fiskars and Martha Stewart, my own created digistamp.

I am currently reading a novel from Suzanne Vermeer - Zomertijd. Already halfway through the story. I like how she writes the story which keeps you close and involved, without being there real suspense. Her books are always a pleasure to read.

Friday, September 18, 2009

* CPS 133 & 2S4U *

Yesterday evening I finished the first 2 Christmas cards with the new paper pad from Basic Grey. It's really beautiful paper to work with and I am happy with the first cards.
The first one is based on this weeks sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I really have not played along with their sketches due to lack of time, but they are always very inspirationful Second card it based on CPS sketch of this week.
Supplies: white & pink & green cardstock, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, pink ribbon, Imaginsce stamps, pins, Crafts too corderpunch, Fiskars borderpunch apron
My weekend has started, really warm weather today and the rest of the week. I was planning on making some photo's in the woods, but due to the warm weather I am not feeling so good. So let's see how it goes. (I really hope it's not the flue, some of my colleagues are ill already)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

* eskimo kisses *

Yep, yesterday my parcel from Hobbycompleet arrived and yes the BG papers are just as yummy as I expected them to be. (only 1 design I don't like, but with a pad you don't get to choose) So lovely to start on my Christmas cards now!
I also bought some say it in crystals swirls. A first for me, but they are truly gorgeous and very usable for cards if you cut them smaller. And some new journaling sprouts, thankfully they were still there. The calender ones are already sold out... too bad, but these are so nice to add to cards or just a bit of text to layouts. I am off to create my first cards....... :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

* CardPatters Sketch 32 *

First of all:
I am standing in the super six over at cardpatterns!! for sketch 31. Thank you ladies. I really love your blog & the weekly sketches are great and always a good inspiration.

Also this week I just loved the sketch and my card came together without troubles this time. It's a rather basic card for me at least, but I still like it. I used some yummy papers of MME; Ooh La La. With my last card I also used a journaling sprout from Jillibean and I already ordered a new package. I just love those tiny pieces of paper to add a text by stamp or rub on. They make a great embelishments.

Supplies: white cardstock, My Minds Eye Ooh La La papers, EK Succes flower punch, Crafts too corner punch, buttons, scrappers flos, Jillibean Journaling sprout, white puffy paint, digistamp Mlamarredesigns for

I also ordered a paper pad from Basic Grey; eskimo kisses. Ideal patterns for making Christmas cards. Just checked my mail and the delivery has been send out, so hopefully it will arrive tomorrow, can hardly wait to get those X mas cards ready.
Go check here for some BG inspiration.
For last years Christmas photo's I have some Jillibean lying ready to use, but I still need to sort out photo's and print them (yeah, real bad, I know....) But I have to go through too much photo's. That's the downside of digital photography, but mostly I *love* it :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

* GS #05 *

Another Friday came and with it another sketch @ Get Sketchy.
The sketch is really great, and it's totally me, that the card hasn't worked out as I had it planned in my head.
I created an open fold card with the sketch in mind, but even with the great Jillibean soup papers, didn't quite work for me. Since I am a little short of time, I decided to put it up anyway.

As it looks open. Card closed.
Supplies: white cardstock, Jillibean soup papers, Basic Grey paper, rope, digi stamp.

Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

* CardPatterns #31 *

Surprisingly enough I had time to finish another challenge card yesterday evening (between watching the final season of Alias on DVD and reading a new book).
I loved the sketch from CardPatterns (already #31! I haven't played along for quite some time) when I saw it in the weekend, but didn't find time sooner to make a card. I struggled with the kind of papers I wanted to use and the first card didn't work out, but I am happy with this result. Supplies: white and pink cardstock, Basic Grey Lemonade papers, Kaisercraft flowers, button, scrappersflos, pins, jillibean journaling sprout and digistamp Mlamarredesigns from
In the meantime I have finished De Wreker from Sebastian Fitzek and started in Schaduwzuster from Simone van der Vlugt. It really looks quite promising (I love her novels) and already in the first few chapters the story has an unexpected turn.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

* Celebrate Autumn's Splendor *

Today we let autumn really come into live. We gathered supplies for making a autumn decoration piece and assembled it all together and have the stunning result which you can see below. It took about 2 hours to gether all the material and 2 1/2 hours more to get this 'masterpiece' together (about half a meter in lenght!) I am very with the result.
I love the beautiful colors and can hardly wait to scrap these photo's.

* Top 3 @ DCL * GS#04 * Shortcuts Challenge *

Go check out this blogpost.
Yesss.... I am listed in the top 3 over @ DCL. Go check out this blogpost. Congrats to Romy who won challenge #13. Her card is really lovely.

Unfortunately I missed sketch nr 3 over @ GS last week. I was busy and tired after work and had no time to make a card. Butttt.... yesterday evening I finished this card based on their sketch nr. 4. It's a wonderful sketch to work with and since it's Autumn - my most favorite time of the year - I thought it would be great to use up some scraps of Basic Greys Ambrosia and...
Over at shortcuts there is a challenge week, every day a new challenge will be posted and I am trying to make every challenge. This is challenge nr. 4 - make a project using a fall theme. So it was perfect to combine 2 challenges. Supplies: Cardstock, Basic Grey Ambrosia, Fiskars borderpunch apron, Crafts too corner punch, McGill flower punch, EK Success flower punch, ribbon, button, scrappersfloss, safety pin, white puffy paint, digital stamp Digital Delight.

Enjoy your Sunday!