vrijdag 5 december 2008

christmas cards

And some old ones, different techniques: basic, alcohol ink, floating acetate.
It's time to send them too...

Christmas cards Club Scrap

I also made some scrapcards, using the old-christmaskit from club scrap.

Christmascards Milo


I've been ill and computers really made my head hurt, but it's almost over... Since I wasn't able to watch TV, DVD or the computer because of my headache I started making christmas cards. A usefull way not to get borred. These are the first results, made from a package from milo 3D-cardmaking kit:

zondag 9 november 2008

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by my stampinpal Patti .... The rules are as follows:1. Link to the person who tagged you.2. Post the rules on your blog.3. Write six random things about yourself.4. Tag six people at the end of your post.5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.6. Let the tagger know your entry is up

Here we go... tell 6 random things about myself .

1. My biggest dream is to have enough money, so I don't have to work and have more time for my hobbies ... but don't we all dream about that...LOL

2. I still dream my prince in shinning armour will swep me off my feet and we will live happily ever after.

3. I also allways think/find other peoples artwork is better then mine

4. When I was young I've thought about emigrating to the USA with my (now ex-)love.

5. Wish my allday struggle with weight was over.... why isn't there a pil one can take to be beautifull and slim ? ;-)

6. When I was 6 years of age I took for several years classical ballet to straighten my back.

The people I have tagged are:

1 Fenny

2 Astrid

3 Jo

4 Anne

5 Krista

6 Emilie (papierplezier)

Have fun with it girls ! :-)

zondag 5 oktober 2008

I'm back

Thanks for stopping by at my blog... I've been quite for a while, but I'm back again... After a week spending time at the coast of the province Zeeland (the Netherlands), I'm back home. And it was time to do something I was planning to do for a while now....

It was october 4th, world animalday... no vacations planned, so time to give an animal a new home and find rabbit Denny a new friend.

Of course I could not decide, so I got two new animals. And as I do with new arrivals, I made a little announcement card.

zondag 14 september 2008


This teabox I made a while back. Because I didn't have a digital camera, I could not show it. This is the first picture I made with my camera. Unfortunately It doesn't show the coloring of the picture. I guess I have to practise some more with the camera.
I made several of these boxes, each with another picture in the middle. The picture in the middle is regular stamping, colored with aquarel-pencils. The box itself is of wood. I put metalic tape on the box and worked the metal with different colors of alcohol ink. Finished it all with a little ribbon.
Thanks for watching and till next time !

Club Scrap

Hi ,

Thanks for stopping by. This time I show you two things I made with packages from club scrap. A book (made of the project in the september Club Scrap box) and a ATC expandable file.

zaterdag 13 september 2008

Even more candy to win....

Nikki ( http://bunny-zoes.blogspot.com/2008/09/blog-candy-20000-hits.html) is celebrating 20.000 hits with giving away some nice blog candy. Pop on over to join in before it ends on Wednesday 17th September.

Magnolia-blog candy

If you have, like me, no magnolia stamps and like to win som... check out Kirstins blog (http://kreativkristin.blogspot.com/). She gives away two nice sets of stamps. So take a look at her blog and take a change !

Christmas Blog Candy

Would you like to win some christmas blog candy? Check out Jak's blog (http://crafterskitchen.blogspot.com/). To win you have to post a link and let her know what your favorite Christmas Eve Preparation is. Entries can be put on her blog till 5pm GMT, monday 15th.
So take a change....maybe you'll be the lucky one !

JustRite Blog Candy

Check it out....JustRite Blog is giving away some very nice candy - One lucky winner will win their own basket of product just like the 9 finalists!! All you have to do is visit the JustRite gallery (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1025770) and pick out your favorite project. Then leave a comment on the JustRite blog (http://justritestampers.blogspot.com/2008/09/everyone-is-winner.html) with a link to your favorite project. The random number generator will pick the winner Monday Night (sept. 15) at 9 pm EST. Limit one entry per person.

Blog Giveaway

This time you can win some digital collage sheets. Want to win? Go to http://www.krishubick.blogspot.com/ before the 20th September and leave her a message on het wonderfull giveaway. And then.... well just cross your fingers.

Good Luck !


Two simple scrapcards I made witch club scrap paper. One is for my uncle (birthday sept. 4th) and the other for my brother (birthday sept. 12th).

Thanks for watching !

zaterdag 6 september 2008

Please!, Please!, - Turn off Word Verification!!

There is an anti word verification campaign on the go at the moment. I saw it at dawn's blog and I agree her statement. Word Verification is such a hindrance especially for us blog hoppers who love visiting as much blogs as possible. Untill the blogmessage at Dawn's I didn't realise it was turned on! Of course I checked it out and now it is off.
I want you visitors and friends to feel welcome at my blog. And I like it when you leave a message... gives me such a wonderfull feeling when someone gives me a nice reaction at the things I show. So join us, and say no to word verification !


my colleague has become a father of a baby-girl. On their card (front) was a butterfly and her name. So I made this card to congratulate the parents on their new-born.
In the end I thought this was a little bit too much, so I removed the purplefiber. And that was a lot better. I hope they like it too :-)

Thanks for watching!

vrijdag 5 september 2008

technique: batik


* papier/ kaart
* versamark of witte pigment inkt
* clear embossingpoeder
* heatgun
* stempels naar keuze
* 2 of 3 kleuren stempelinkt
* absorberend papier, bijv. krant of van ouderwets kladblok
* strijkijzer

Druk de stempel diverse malen af op je papier met versamark of witte pigment inkt. Strooi over de nog natte inkt de embossingpoeder. Schud te kaart en/of geef tegen de achterkant een tik om overtollig poeder van de kaart af te krijgen. Het overtollige poeder kun je weer terug in het potje van je embospoeder doen en voor een andere keer gebruiken. Laat het poeder smelten met behulp van de heatgun.

(zie techniekbeschrijving van embossen)

Kleur nu de kaart (direct-to-paper of via make-up sponsje) met verschillende kleuren inkt. Is de kaart gekleurd zoals gewenst, dan leg je op de kaart een vel absorberend papier (kladpapier).

Beweeg nu een hete schrijkijzer over het kladpapier. De hitte van de strijkijzer smelt het embossing en het kladpapier absorbeert deze. Wanneer de embossing van de kaart is gestreken laat het kladpapier gewoon los (daarvoor plakt deze aan de kaart vast...). De kaart is klaar en kan naar wens worden afgewerkt.
Bedankt voor het kijken en tot de volgende keer !

* cardstock
* versamark or white pigment ink
* clear embossingpowder
* heatgun
* stamps
* 2 or 3 colours of stampingink
* absorbing paper (like paper of newspaper)
* iron

Stamp your image on the cardstock with versamark or white pigment ink. Put over the (wet) image the embossingpowder. Remove the access by a little push with your finger on the back of the card. The access can be used an other time, so put it back in the embossingpowder-container. Embos (see technique embossing)

Colour the card (direct-to-paper or with use of sponge with the different colours of stampingink. When you like the colouring stop. Put on the card a piece of absorbing paper. Go with the iron over the absorbing paper. The heat of the iron will make the embossing melt and the absorbing paper absorb the embossing. When all the embossing is melted away the absorbing paper will go off the card easilly (won't stick on the card anymore). The batik is finished and the card can be finished any way you want to.
Thanks for watching and till next time !

zondag 24 augustus 2008

more blogcandy to win

Also Dawn (http://dawnscrafttime.blogspot.com/) gives you a change of winning some wonderfull blogcandy. So make a guess and keep your fingers crossed...



Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Take a look at Ariane's Blog (http://stempelwerkstatt.blogspot.com/) . She'll give away some very generous X-mas gift on her blog!

pleasant sunday !

zaterdag 16 augustus 2008

Technique: using a stampruler

* papier
* stempelliniaal
* glasplaatje of dik mica
(Ik gebruik een glasplaatje uit een goedkoop fotolijstje van de xenos)
* Stazon (zwart)
* stempels naar keuze

Leg je glasplaatje tegen de stempelliniaal. beinkt je stempel met Stazon en druk hem precies in de hoek van je liniaal af op je glasplaat, Je hebt de afdruk nu op de glasplaat staan. Pak je kaart en bekijk waar je de stempel op je kaart wilt afdrukken door met je glasplaat over het papier te schuiven. Heb je de plek gevonden... schuif je liniaal tegen de glasplaat aan. Beinkt je stempel. Houd de liniaal goed op z'n plek en haal het glasplaatje weg. Druk de stempel af door deze weer in de hoek van de liniaal te zetten. Werk de kaart af al gewenst.

De afdruk van de bladeren en het gezicht is op mica. Door het mica om te draaien en op de andere zijde te stempelen is een spiegelbeeld gemaakt van het blad en het gezicht een heel gezicht geworden.

De techniek is handig als je bijvoorbeeld teksten recht op een kaart wenst te plaatsen...
Veel plezier met uitproberen van deze techniek!


* cardstock
* stampruler/positioner
* piece of glass or thick mica
(I use a piece of glass from a frameless cheap photoframe)
* Stazon (black)
* stamps

Put the glass against the ruler. Ink your stamp and put the stamp precisely in the corner of the ruler, leaving a print on the glass. Take the cardstock. By moving the glass over it you can plan where you want the stamp to be. Found the position? Put the ruler against the glass and remove the glass carefully. Ink the stamp and press the stamp in the corner of the ruler leaving a print on the cardstock.

The card with the leaves and the face is printed on a piece of mica. By turning the mica and using the ruler I printed a reflection in reverse or mader the face compleet.

Have fun trying this technique !

anothjer set of cards

club scrap

vrijdag 15 augustus 2008


Yesterday I went to my stampingbuddy Patti. We spend a lot of time chatting , but I did manage to make and finish one card. A bit early maybe, but a true halloweencard!

What I had in mind, didn't work out... so I had to change my idea along the way... The finished card is therefore more than one technique (stamping, masking, mystique) but I think the result is just right....

Thanks for watching !

Blogging Friends Forever Award

Thank you Patti, for giving me this award ... you're a good friend and stampingbuddy.

Here are the rules:

1. Only five people allowed

2. 4 of them have to be dedicated followers of your blog and 1 has to be new and live in another part of the world.

3. You have to link back to who gave you the award.

Since I'm pretty new in blogland number 2 is a bit difficult, but I sure give it a try:

1. First I want to give it to Anne (http://bullesdorees.blogspot.com/). I know her as my flickrcontact and found out she also had a blog. She is celebrating her 6-month anniversary of her blog with a wonderfull giveaway. (You should really check it out!!!) So I guess she is pretty new in Blogland, beside that she is from France.

2. I agree with the words of my friend Patti, a true stamping guru : http://herminesplace.wordpress.com/ . Her work is a true inspiration and motivation.

3. One of my overseas flickrfriends Jan :-) http://jan-jansjournal.blogspot.com/

4. Another flickrfriend, this time from Down Under, Lorri http://artivity.vox.com/library/posts/page/1/
5. And finally Fenny, http://fenny-fen.blogspot.com/, I know her from my yahoogroups and she just started a second blog on which she shows all her work with stamps of Michel Strong (http://fennyenmichaelstrong.blogspot.com/) Also a pretty new blogger I guess you can say.

donderdag 14 augustus 2008

Cards made

Two cards I made this week. Paper used is from club scrap.

Card on homepage yahoogroup

Deze week was ik zeer vereerd. Een kaart die ik had gemaakt voor een vrouwen-kaartenswap in maart van dit jaar is op de homepage van de yahoogroep http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampingfantasy/ gezet.

This week I was very honored. A card I made for the cardswap with theme women, in march of this year, is put on the homepage of the yahoogroup http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampingfantasy/.

woensdag 13 augustus 2008

brillante award

Just started this blog , and allready my blog got an award !!!
Patti from http://pattiscreativechaos.blogspot.com/ gave it to me ...
Thank you so much, Patti !!!
Here are the rules for the award:
1) Put the logo on your blog;
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
These are my nominees:
All these blogs are an inspiration to me.

zondag 10 augustus 2008

technique: embossing


* papier/ kaart
* versamark of pigment inkt
* embossingpoeder
* heatgun
* stempels naar keuze

Druk de stempel diverse malen af op je papier met versamark of pigment inkt. Strooi over de nog natte inkt de embossingpoeder. Schud te kaart en/of geef tegen de achterkant een tik om overtollig poeder van de kaart af te krijgen. Het overtollige poeder kun je weer terug in het potje van je embospoeder doen en voor een andere keer gebruiken. Laat het poeder smelten met behulp van de heatgun. Bewees de heatgun boven de kaart, om het embossingpoeder gelijkmatig te laten smelten. Houd de heatgun niet te lang en/of te dichtbij, het embossingpoeder kan dan namelijk verbranden. Het gaat ook met een broodrooster, maar de kans dat je kaart verbrand is groot... Werk de kaart af zoals gewenst.

Door gebruik van pigment inkt en clear embossingpoeder heb je een heel palet met kleurembossing. Gebruik je een gekleurde embossingpoeder, dan is het gebruik van versamark aan te bevelen. De embossingpoeder kleurt dan, zodat je van een gebruikte pigmentinktkleur niks meer ziet.

* cardstock
* versamark of pigment ink
* embossingpowder
* heatgun
* stamps

Stamp your image on the cardstock with versamark or pigment ink. Put over the wet inked image the embossingpowder. Remove the access by a little push with your finger on the back of the card. The access can be used an other time, so put it back in the embossingpowder-container. Melt the embossingpowder with use of the heatgun. Move the heatgun above the card, so the powder will melt evenly. If you put the heatgun too long or too close to the card, the powder will burn. You can also use a toaster for melting the embossingpowder, but the change of burning your card and the embossingpowder is bigger. Finish the card as desired.

By using pigment ink and clear embossingpowder you'll have a whole range of embossingcolours. When using a coloured embossingpowder, you might as well use the versamark, since the colour of pigment ink won't show through the melted coloured embossingpowder.

vrijdag 8 augustus 2008

Happy Birthday

Tomorrow a dear friend of my will have his birthday. His hobby: boats... So I thought I'll make hime a nice, simple birthday card. Hope he'll likes it.
Stamp is from sirius, plate RL007. Colored with Faber aquarell-pencils.

card made


this card I started making last tuesday when I was at my stampingpall Patti.

The background is made with my spin&splash. stamp is from enchanted ink. The wings have some drops of diamond glaze, to give it some dimension, unfortunately the scan doesn't show that.

Thanks for watching !

zondag 3 augustus 2008

technique: masking


* papier / kaart
* kladpapier/
post-it / memorol
* StazOn zwart
* inkt
* "open" stempel (om in te kleuren)
* achtergrond-stempels

Stempel een afdruk met zwarte inkt op je kaart. Druk hem nogmaals af op het kladpapier. Knip de afbeelding uit het kladpapier. - knip iets binnen de lijnen, anders krijg je witte randjes om de afbeelding - Plak de uitgeknipte afdrukt met non-permanente lijm over de afbeelding op de kaart. Stempel met andere stempels een achtergrond. Je stempelt gewoon over de met kladpapier afgedekte (gemaskerde) afbeelding. Is de achtergrond gereed dan verwijder je het kladpapiertje van je afbeelding. Je kunt nu de afbeelding inkleuren zoals gewenst.


* cardstock
* masking tape / post it / scratchpaper&non-permanent glue
* StazOn Black
* other stampin ink
* stamp (to color in)
* background stamps

Stamp your main stamp on the cardstock with black StazOn ink. Stamp the same image on masking tape. Cut the image on the masking tape. - cut a bit inside the lines, to prevent white lines covering the image after finishing the card - Stick the image on the masking tape (the mask) on the image at the cardstock. Stamp the background, also stamp on the masking tape. After finishing the background remove the masking tape covering the image on the cardstock. You can color the image any way you want (I used aquarellpencils). Finish the card as desired.

Hope you'll have fun with it. Till next time !