zondag 29 september 2013

Birthday card for Hanka!

I'm really having a creative weekend :) . Although I have to admit this card was laying on my desk for a while, I only had to glue it together and add the sentiment.  It's a card for my nephew's daughter Hanka, who's birthday's coming up next month. I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp: Moon Beam. I'm actually pretty proud of the colouring. I usually end up way to dark, but with this one I've managed to keep the colours soft and the shadows are good visible. The papers are from Kruidvat and the sentiment stamp is Crafter's Companion.  Some dew drops finish the card.  I'm entering this one in the Sugar Bowl Challenge 108: anything goes.

Birthday card for Lauren!

October is a very busy birthday month in our family, so this will not be the last card I'll show you.  This one is for the daughter of my other niece, Lauren who's celebrating her second birthday this month.  I used the same stamp as I really fell in love with 'Birthday Fairy' from LOTV.  I also used the same paperpad as it was still on my desk.  The sketch came from the Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog, but I turned the square sketch #83 into a rectangle card. I didn't add embellishments, only a text stamp from Aud's Design.

Birthday card for Stien!

The little daughter of my niece is celebrating her first birthday next week, so this deserves a beautiful birthday card of course.  I've used a LOTV stamp: Birthday fairy. It's a stamp from an older collection, but I only recently bought it second hand and I'm really happy with it. I loved colouring it with my copics.  The sketch is from the current challenge on the Sketch and Stash Challenge blog. I've followed the sketch but changed the square shape into a rectangle and I also left the embellishements behind.  The patterned papers (which have some glitter, but it's not visible on the photo) are from First Edition 'Hideaway'. 

dinsdag 24 september 2013

Pan Pastel (3)

My third pan pastel card didn't turn out how I expected it, but I adapted my ideas a bit: I put the text on top of the balloons in stead of in between them because they turned out to dark. I think this saved the card (a little bit) and the result is ok.

dinsdag 17 september 2013

Pan Pastel (2)

I immediately made a serie of 10x10cm cards with my pan pastels. For this one, I used my new Stampinback stamps and I love the summer feeling of the card.  I wish the weather in Belgium was a little bit more like this!

woensdag 11 september 2013


It's finally my turn to go on vacation. I'll spend the coming week in Roquetas de Mar (Spain). I'm really looking forward to it :)  This picture is from 2 years ago when we also stayed there.  When I'm back, I hope to have renewed energy to do more crafting and update my blog more regularly.

dinsdag 10 september 2013

Pan pastel (1)

In June there was a reunion with the Belgian Yahoo-stamping group I'm member of: creatief met stempels.
In advance we all had to make a card and these were raffled on the stamping day.  Because I had just bought panpastels, I experimented with these and the result was this card. I'm quite happy with it and Lily, who received the card, also loved it :)

Here's the description how I made the card (in Dutch):

- Langs rand van kaart (9,6x9,6cm) met Versamark swirls stempelen

- Achtergrond kleuren met Pan Pastels

- Gezichten en stippels langs de rand stempelen met Archival Ink

- Fixeren

- Klein kaartje kleuren met Pan Pastels en tekst met Archival Ink stempelen

- Kaart matten op cardstock 10x10cm

- Cardstock 20x10cm vouwen op 10cm (dalvouw) en op 5cm (bergvouw)

- Kaart kleven op geplooide stuk van 5cm langs de buitenrand

- Tekst kleven op geplooide stuk van 10cm, zodat de kaart hierachter kan blijven staan