donderdag 23 december 2010

Favorite Christmas Cards


I saw on Debby's blog a post with her 5 favorite christmas cards she made this year. Great idea I thought, so here are my favorites. I think they illustrate my cardmaking style: simplicity rules :)

zondag 5 december 2010

Birthday cards

I celebrated my birthday last wednesday and was very happy with the birthday cards I received from some ladies of the Belgian stamping group I'm a member of. So I want to share these with you too.

A new challenge blog!

A new challenge blog starts on January 1st and to celebrate there's great candy you can win!

LOTV challenge

http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/12/challenge-76-few-of-my-favourite-things.html
This week our challenge is a Theme – A Few of My Favourite Things - we would like to see creations using craft items and stamps you couldn’t do with out.

My favorites I used on this card are:
- Copic markers: I received some new colours for my birthday this week and now have 140 ciao's!
- Basic Grey patterned papers: I don't want to count my BG papers, I think I have almost every collection!
- Distress ink: I love distressing, but usualy don't know when to stop so it's maybe a bit to much distressed!
- LOTV stamp: of course!



Simon says Stamps challenge

A quick one, but I'm really happy with the result!

zondag 28 november 2010

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/
As you may have noticed I love challenges, so I'm happy to say another challenge blog starts on January 1st. Go check it out and you may even win some great candy!


dinsdag 2 november 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2010/10/simon-says-punch-em.html
This week's challenge sounds Punch'em. I used my favorite punch on this card: retro flower from EK Success.



My supplies:
- Sarah Kay stamp 'Bernadette admiring the spring flowers' ( Martine's candy)
- Marianne Design Eline's Vintage (sentiment stamp)
- aquarel pencils
- Basic Grey Wisteria patterned paper
- Dew Drops
- EK Succes Retroflower punch

WOJ challenge

http://wojmondaychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/10/challenge-90-distressing.html
I'm really into Christmas cards this weekend, so here's number 3. This time I'm entering the Whiff of Joy challenge: distressing. I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink on the edges to get a distressed look.


My supplies:
-WOJ stamp Charlie building Snowman
- Marianne Design Eline's Vintage (sentiment stamp)
- Copic markers face: E50-E51-E93
hair: E35-E57
blue clothes: BG01-BG05-BG09
grey clothes: W1-W3-W5
snow: C1-C3
nose snowman: YR16-YR23
hat snowman: 100-W7-W5-W3
- Basic Grey Figgy paper pad
- Distress Ink Pumice Stone

LOTV challenge

http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/10/challenge-71-sketch-by-bev.html

I'm having an extra long weekend and since the weather's not so good, it's perfect to make some cards. My second christmas card, this time based on the sketch from the LOTV challenge blog.
My supplies:
- LOTV 'Christmas Ted - Balancing Act' stamp (Lisa 's candy)
- Hero Arts stamp (Kat 's candy)
- Copic markers
- Dovecraft 'Noel' paper pad
- Martha Stewart border punch
- flowers and brads from my stash

maandag 1 november 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge

http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2010/10/sparkly-bright.html

It's been a while since I posted. I had other things on my mind as my grandfather was in hospital and passed away last week. It's the first time now I feel like crafting again. I tried this week's challenge on Papertake Weekly: Sparkly & Bright.
I based this card on an example I saw at my LSS. I hope you can see it fits in the challenge as I added Stickles on the border of Tilda's cap. (not easy to photograph this)



My supplies
- Stickles Frosted Lace
- Copic markers: E50-E51-E93 (face-hands)
Y28-E53 (hair)
R22-27-29 (red clothes)
G21-YG63 (green clothes)
W1-W3 (grey clothes)
- patterned paper: Lori's candy
- Magnolia stamp: Tilda Santas little helper (2009)
- sentiment stamp: Hero Arts = Kat's candy

zaterdag 30 oktober 2010

Bizzy Becs New Store Blog!

Check out Bizzy Becs New Store Blog, where you will now see all Bizzy Becs Store Design Team's Inspiration Cards, Tutorials.. Plus LOTS & LOTS of Giveaways.
http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com/

zaterdag 11 september 2010

I couldn't resist

Last week I was extremly lucky and I won several blog candies! The first one I received was from Lisa . As I'm leaving on vacation in less than a week I have lots of things to do and actually no time to craft. But I couldn't resist: I had to try. I'm so happy with this gorgeous stamp from LOTV. The actual cardmaking with some yummy papers from the candy will have to wait 'till after Portugal.



zondag 5 september 2010

Paris: Thalys

I was having problems with the title on this page. It was laying on my desk for weeks, but the inspiration didn't come. Untill I saw this layout on Pamela's blog. I realised I bought Thickers a while ago, but had never used them. I found these black ones that look perfect on my layout. I'm really happy with the result!

I used sketch 85 from Creanijn . My supplies are:
- cardstock
- patterned paper: Urban Lily 'Pinkalicious collection'-Itty Bitty Pink
- American Crafts 'Jewelry Box' Chipboard Thickers
- handwritten journaling with Staedtler pigment liner 0.5



zaterdag 4 september 2010

Corfu: Halikiopoulos lagune

This is only the left part of a layout. The other half still needs journaling, but as it's a different subject you can also see them seperately. I created this for a challenge to use 4 torn edges on your layout. I finished it when the deadline had passed, but the main thing is I really like this page very much! I've used a Becky Fleck sketch from April 2006.

My supplies:
- cardstock
- patterned paper: My Mind's Eye - Magnolia- Serene "Dream" Floral/teal
- George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
- Stabilo point 88


Kos: Zia

I'm working with two themes in my Kos album: Basic Grey papers and Creanijn sketches. The result on this page is a combination of Archaic papers with sketch 30 from Creanijn. I'm not 100% sure about the layout, maybe it looks a bit weird because the pictures are so close next to each other?


Kos: mandraki

There were some layouts laying in my drawers which only needed small finishings, such as adding journaling, buying extra paper, etc. I wanted to work on these pages before to start new ones.

For this specific layout I didn't have enough patterned paper in my stock. I bought a Basic Grey Wisteria kit last year in Paris, but for a double page layout you often need more than one paper of a certain pattern. I found the extra papers I needed in the Creanijn shop . I created the title with my Cricut and printed the journaling from my pc. The layout is based on sketch 51 from Creanijn.

My supplies:
- Basic Grey Wisteria patterned paper
- Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge

vrijdag 13 augustus 2010

Create4fun Challenge 32

http://create4fun-challenge.blogspot.com/2010/08/challenge-week-32.html

I'm really in a cardmaking mood. Here's another christmas card for another sketch challenge. Again I've changed the square sketch into a rectangle card (see previous post). This card has more patterned papers than I'm used to, but I'm satisfied with it!

Supplies: Basic Grey Eskimo paperpad ( Lisa 's candy)
Sugar Nellie stamp 'Lola with gift'

donderdag 12 augustus 2010

Friday Sketchers Sketch 114

http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/sketch-114-sponsored-by-motivet.html

Yesterday I read on someone's blog only 136 days are left 'till Christmas. Time to get started with those Christmas cards. I've based this one on the Friday Sketchers challenge. I changed the square sketch into a rectangle card. If you post a square card in Belgium, you have to pay double postage, so I try to make most rectangle cards. It's of course easier to decorate square cards as you have more space. So I keep it quite simple and I therefor left the sentiment on the front behind and just stamped it on the tag.

Supplies: Victoria Case stamp ( Lori's candy)
Basic Grey Eskimo paper pad ( Lisa's candy)
EK Succes Retroflower punch
brads (?)

woensdag 11 augustus 2010

Just Magnolia week 67


I'm happy to be in vacation this week, so I have plenty of time to be creative. My second card is for the Just Magnolia blog. I've never used acetate before, so this was a real challenge for me. I've spend quite some time on this card, but I'm really happy with the result and I'm sure I'll send it to a special person.
Not easy to see the acetate in the picture, but it's in the window of course.

dinsdag 10 augustus 2010

Charisma Cardz Challenge: teddy bears

It's been a while, but it seems I found my mojo back! I already created a card with gift holder yesterday, but I'll show it later. I don't know for which occasion I'll use it yet, and it still needs some finishing stamping. This is my second creation in my vacation: a birthday card with a special fold. I really like how it turned out. I use aquarel pencils for the colouring and I'm starting to like this more and more. I want to enter this card in the Charisma Cards Challenge for this week, which is Teddy Bears. I love this Popcorn stamp, although it's quite big and there's no space left for embellishements.



zondag 11 juli 2010

Candy Link!


Janet over at Pink Gem is being very generous & offering this fabulous candy. You have until 30th July to enter !

dinsdag 6 juli 2010

Simon Says Stamps Challenge


'Check it out' sounds this week's challenge. I thought this would be easy, but it took me a while to find suitable papers. Because I didn't have a pencil that fits with these papers, I tried paper piecing for the first time. I actually like this technique, so I'll definitely do it again. The sentiment says 'happy holidays' in Dutch.

maandag 5 juli 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge: In Stitches


I have this stamp for 22 months now and I'm ashamed to say this is the first time I use it. It's probably the good weather that inspired me for this nice 'summer feeling'-stamp. I want to enter this card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is 'in stitches'. I did some faux stiching in light grey around the borders.

vrijdag 25 juni 2010

Create4fun Challenge Week 25

http://create4fun-challenge.blogspot.com/2010/06/challenge-week-25.html

"Make a baby card"


I've made this card for Boris, the grandson of a collegue. It was not so easy 'cause he was born to early and he had a weight of 880 gram! But he's a little fighter and is doing great, so the parents decided to finaly send the birth announcement!

I've used this stamp from a friend and don't know from which brand it is. It's also the first time I decorated the inside of a card.

zondag 20 juni 2010

Album Cover

It seems the weather here doesn't know summer starts tomorrow, so I've had a creative Sunday afternoon. I've made a cover to put in the fotoalbum for 2 collegues that retired recently. I'm showing one 'cause they look exactly the same. I've used cardstock, Magnolia patterned paper and Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge


vrijdag 11 juni 2010

House Mouse Challenge

http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2010/06/challenge-71-blog-hop-winners.html

I don't have a lot of House Mouse stamps (yet), but this one is perfect for this week's theme: SWEET. I used a Mojo Monday sketch, so it went pretty quick. I'm happy with the result and I hope this gives me inspiration for the rest of the weekend.





My supplies:
- Basic Grey Euphoria papers
- cardstock
- House Mouse stamp 'Make a wish'
- Sentiment stamp from Action (a Dutch budget shop)
- Doodlebug mini brads 'black cherry'
- flowers ?
- aquarel pencils
- Victorian Velvet Distress ink

zaterdag 5 juni 2010

Scrappassion Challenge Blog Hop!

http://ria-scrappassionchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
I have to admit nothing creative comes out of my hands these last weeks. I'm frequently visiting blogs in the hope to feel like starting cardmaking or scrapbooking again. During my search for inspiration, I discovered a great Dutch challenge blog. There's a blog hop going on right now and you can win some candy, so now is definitely the time to check this fantastic blog!

This is the candy you can win, offered by these sponsors:



donderdag 13 mei 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/simon-says-sketch-challenge.html

Since it's a holiday and the weather is really bad, it is a perfect day for some crafting. So here's my second card of the day.



My stamps:
- Paper: Creamotion paperstock Vitorian Romance
- Stamps: Sarah Kay, Mariane Design Eline's sentiment(sentiment)
- Flowers: ?
- Brads: Doodlebug Designs, ?

Penny Black Saturday

http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/05/penny-black-saturdayweek-100-blog-hop.html
My first Christmas card for this year! I love how it turned out, only the white around the stamped image is a bit to white I think.



My supplies:
-stamps: Penny Black (image+sentiment), Hero Arts (Tiny Snowflakes)
-paper: Basic Grey Wassail, cardstock
-ink: distress ink aged mahogany+pine needles, memento
- pencils
-cuttlebug + nestabilities

zondag 2 mei 2010

Scrapbookweekend!

http://scrapavanti.blogspot.com/2010/04/scrapavanti-scrapbookweekend-15-en-16.html

Er is op scrapbookgebied al zo weinig te beleven in Belgiƫ, dus wil ik toch eventjes reclame maken voor het Scrapavanti Scrapbookweekend. Op 15 en 16 mei is er van alles te beleven in Kortrijk. Dus ga vlug kijken op hun blog!

zaterdag 17 april 2010

Card Positioning Systems Challenge

http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2010/04/cps-162.html

I haven't been really creative these last weeks. I just didn't have inspiration. So I'm really happy with this card. I hope it'll be a new start for me. I adjusted the sketch a bit to fit the size of my stamp and card.


My supplies:
Basic Grey patterned paper 'Mellow'
Whiff of Joy stamp 'Lou Celebrating Monkey' (candy from Kat )
Marianne's Design stamp 'Eline's Vintage'
Distress ink 'Tea Dye'
Copic markers

zaterdag 3 april 2010

Kellie's Candy

http://www.keliewinnell.com.au/?p=4632

Kellie is celebrating 100 000 hits and she can offer the Spring Pixies Kit (sponsored by All That Scraps) Isn't this great?

zondag 21 maart 2010

Lots of new cards!

I have my computer back! It took a while, but now I have a new hard disk and hopefully it'll work a long long time.

I haven't been really creative these last weeks: no time and no inspiration. But luckily there was a meeting of a Belgian stamp club yesterday and I finished several cards! I met nice people and learned a lot of new techniques. Here's the result: