Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vellum #2

Inspired by the challenge at CAS on Sunday and the card I made for it, I continued with vellum. I used two stamp sets from Stampin Up: Lotus Blossom and Painted Petals. I was really fond of these sets when they were released, but I struggle a little when I want to use them. However, with these two cards I am really satisfied. I stamped the sentiment onto the vellum. A strip of patterned paper, kraft and some sewing to finish the card. Unfortunately it is hardly visisble that I used vellum as a layer over the cardbase, but trust me I have used it for sure!
With the first card I'd like to participate in the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps - #159 CAS

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SU meets PTI

I really love matching and mixing papers, stamps and brands. Last year I bought patterned paper from SU and I wanted to create something with it. So, I looked at the papers and thought of  Papertrey Ink's Ruby Rose. Perfect Match! The sentiment is from PTI as well.

I have been working since Monday after a lovely summer break. New schoolyear, fresh start! Have to find my rythm again, but after the first week I will be used to it again.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015


As I wrote yesterday I've got time to participate in challenges this week. Today I like to show the card I made for the CAS on Sunday challenge 'Vellum'. I stamped some balloons from Avery Elle onto white cardstock. I cut a part of vellum, same seize as the base and adhered it with stitches at the top of the card. With a Hema Alphabet (Thanks, Rhodé!) I stamped 'hip hip hooray' using StazOn ink. Finally, I added a bow of twine. On the second photo you can see the effect of vellum. I stamped the balloons in the same colour using the same cardstock I used for the base. I like the soft look the vellum gives to a card. I stamped the balloons also in brown and pink for a more feminine look and I did also some stitching on the bottom of the card.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Make your mark

This week is my final holiday week and I try to spend as much time as possible in my craft room. Next week school starts again and in two weeks time the lectures for my Master course will start. I'm not sure if it will leave me any time to craft. It is also a week that I have a bit more time for challenges. So, today I'd like to participate in the challenge over at the Addicted to stamps blog.  Its theme is: 'Make your mark'. I created a card with some dp from Crate Paper. I left some marks by stitching the scraps, stamping some hearts and splashing with glimmer mist. The Hello Die is from Lawn Fawn (again in gold!) and the wooden embellishment from Studio Calico.

Have a nice Tuesday!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Pretty Flowers

I'm in a flower mood, so I got three cards with flowers for you! I used two sets of Papertrey Ink, Mini Blooms and Natural Beauties. I think more flower cards will follow! I need some stash and these cards are quite easy and simple to create.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Who's afraid of gold?

To be honest, I am not very fond of gold, so when I wear jewellery I prefer silver to gold. However, a couple of weeks ago I bought some gold cardstock and I have to say, I like to work with it. For today's cards I used the gold cardstock with two word dies and the theme at Cas-ual Fridays which is 'Pretty Patterns'. For the first card I stamped a background of dots with a sponge dauber.  As you can see I did it quite randomly to give it a nonchalant look. I splashed a little with glimmer mist, stamped a sentiment, added the PTI die 'birthday' and finally added a small banner in the right upper corner.

For the second card I used again the same dauber and ink to colour a background. I love the soft tone you get. With the same colour of ink I stamped a polkadot pattern with a stamp. I die cut hello with the Lawn Fawn die, added a banner as well and for the finishing touch I tied a bow.

  That's it for today! Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, August 6, 2015


The theme of this week's challenge at the Casology blog is 'precious'. Many cards I make will be sent to precious people. Persons who I love and appreciate. For this challenge I used some precious materials. Well, of course, they aren't, but they give a feeling of being precious. I used some silver thread and gems. The leaves and flower stamps are from Avery Elle's Faboulous Flowers, the sentiments are from Papertrey Ink.

Now I am off the to beach to spend some time with some of our nephews and niece.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Chance of Rain

We didn't have any rain at all during our holiday, so that is perhaps the reason why I created two cards with Mama Elephant's 'Chance of Rain' stamp set. Although we had lots of rain when we came back home... I created a cloudy sky with Lawn Fawn's Puffy Clouds. Don't you love that little bear? I added some 'Wink of Stella' at the second umbrella. I often buy stamps with dies, but this time I cut the images with my sciccors and I am quite happy with the result. And it saves lots of money as dies are quite expensive! Recently I bought Tim Holtz' softgrip scissors which definitely helps me to cut more precisely. I can recommend these scissors!


Speaking about umbrellas, during our trip through Italy we visited Ferrara and we saw this 'umbrella street'. Love a project like this!

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Saturday, August 1, 2015


After having spent a wonderful time in France and Italy, we are back home! And it is good to be at home. The last days of our holiday my craft room was calling! So, after unpacking and washing I sprinted to my little studio and made this vintage card for a birthday of a person who loves vintage (at least I think she loves it). It was a bit hard to catch the colours on the photo. Anyway, you get the idea I suppose.

As a teacher I am spoiled with three more weeks of holiday. I ordered a new pack of cardstock and I've got a few stamp sets waiting, so I guess you will find some more posts in the coming weeks!

Enjoy this weekend!