Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Birthday post!

Our niece celebrates her 7th birthday today. I made her a tag and will attach it to her birthday present.
A couple of weeks ago Rhodé borrowed a few stamp sets, among them the Sunday Stroll set from Mama Elephant. She made this interactive card with the set and I left her a comment that I was going to copy that idea! So, here it is. The papers are from Crate Paper, the tag and text dies are from Avery Elle.

I am quite sure our niece will like this tag!
Thanks for coming by!

P.s. The Dutch Card Lovers challenged us to lift a card from a designer. I didn't create this tag on purpose for this challenge, but I think it will fit. I have known Rhodé for a year or so. She is a very talented card maker and has developed her own style in a very short time. And the best thing: she lives in my town! It is definitely inspiring when you have someone near by with whom you can share materials and ideas! After I created this card and wrote this blog post I visited her blog for the link to the card. There I saw that she lifted my card. Isn't that funny?! And that is why I thought: let's link this card to the DCL challenge. OK, that was quite a long p.s... I quit for now!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Have you already seen the Jungle Friends from MFT stamps? The die set was released in a kit a couple of months ago, but now you can buy the kit items separately. I think the animal dies are perfect, as you can make cards quickly without any colouring or time consuming techniques. Today, I've got two cards with the elephants from this set. There are two different elephants, a small one and a bigger one. Both are adorable! For the first card, I only die cut a few pieces from the set and combined them with the sun die and a balloon from an Avery Elle set. I didn't use a sentiment, so the card is suitable for different occasions. For the second card I masked a circle and coloured it with distress ink, splashed some water, add some dimension behind the elephant and the balloon and adhere the sentiment die from Avery Elle and stamped with a birthday stamp from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for hopping by!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sophisticated Script

I've got several Alphabet Stamps, but Sophisticated Script from Concord and 9th was a really must have. I don't have a neat handwriting and I can't do any calligraphy so this set is perfect for me.

I created this very CAS baby card. I used a strip of Crate Paper. The little heart is from a Lawn Fawn set. It is quite a classical card and as I was in a hurry, it kept me busy for only a few minutes.

Enjoy this Saturday! 

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Sometimes I buy a mini stamp set, just because the price is so good. Quite often a set like that disappears in my stampboxes without being used. With Altenew's mini set 'Daisy' that isn't the case at all. Lovely set, very versatile. If you use different colours your card is totally different from the one you made before with the same set.
For today, I've got three cards with this set. I used the same sketch, but with different details. The first one got a sentiment die from Avery Elle and the 'wishes' stamp is from PTI. I added a strip of vellum and splashed a few drops of inks over the card. The second is in the same colour scheme , altough one daisy has gone. I stamped a sentiment from Els Brigé onto the vellum strip and I used some twine. Finally, a blue card. Again same idea!

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Casology - CAS (they celebrate challenge #200!)

Thanks for coming by and have a lovely weekend!