Saturday, March 24, 2018

Blast from the past

This month there is a fun technique challenge on 
It is to use a splatter technique. 

Mine is a favorite from old times BINGO BLAST.
It was introduced in 2009 by the Technique Junkies.
I have used it before like here.

I used the distress stains inks in several colors
of yellow/orange/green and this is the resultof
adding the inks to the paper. Perfect backgrounds
for my cards.

I wanted to make some Easter cards, so a bunny would
be fun to add to the card. For this I used the bunny
die from Tim Holtz with its matching bow.
All papers are from the Club Scrap Daffodils March  kit.

I had fun making the tail gor the bunny.
It came with the March kit: velvet buttons, just perfect!
As i do not have an Easter sentiment from Club Scrap,
I used the sentiment from one of my Tim Holtz sets.

You might have noticed I made two backgrounds.
I used the 2nd piece for this tag, that I added to the
chocolate treat for my grandsons.

Here a better view of the tag.
The wonderful chocolate colored ribbon
also came with the Club Scrap March Kit.

Thank you for looking and
have a creative day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Digital scrapbooking

Club Scrap has a digital SALE for a short time.
Some older digital kits are available HERE.
I just had to get the Brewed Awakenings frrom 2012.
I was not very much into digital scrabooking back than.

This set also comes with two onderful templates,
 that are easy to use. But there is much more to
make your own pages.

As I am still in the learning curve for digital scrapbooking
I find using templates easy to make fun pages.
Here you see one of the twin boys making me coffee
and of course I love drinking coffee made by my grandson.

Thank you for looking
and have a latte great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SSS Easter challenge

With Easter soon ofcourse there are lts of Easter
challenges around. Even though i do not celebrate Easter, I celebrate Passover,
my friends do and it is so nice to use the bunny stamp.
My card is for the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

I started out with the mini bunny blueprint stamp by
Tim Holtz. It is stamped in versamark and embossed
with white embossing powder. Next I used lucky clover
green oxide ink to color the panel. The white embossing
powder works as a resist.

For the background I stamped the mini blueprint
easter egg from the sam Tim Holtz set all 
over the paper in black.

Then I took a few colors of oxide distress ink and 
colored the paper with the matching blending tools.

A little extra coloring on the eggs mith distress markers.
Now it is time to assembele everything and make it into a card.

I used some left over colored filter paper for these
punched out flowers (from the spring tag).

The sentiment stamp is from the crazy talk sentiment
stamp set from Tim Holtz.
The ribbon is one of the handied ribbons by Diana Larson.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

SSS Spring challenge

Even though it is bitterly cold here in The Netherlands
this weekend, I know Spring is around the corner and
crafting and thinking about it keeps me warm.

I made this tag for the Monday Challenge
where the challenge is Spring/ Easter inspiration.

The background is a tag don in the direct to paper technique
with a variety of green and fosselized amber oxide
distress inks. The bird is a big die cut by Tim Holtz
and the flower is made out of a coffee filter.
I sprayed the filter with fosselized amber distress spray
and cut the flowers with a punch. Inside I added a stem and 
glued all the layers together. The stem end went through
the tag and taped to the back of the tag.

The background rays ar made with a stamp 
and fosselized oxide ink.
Yhe birds nest is another stamp. First I stamped it
on the tag and next on a piece of white paper.
Then colored the nest with a brown distress marker
and cut out the nest and added it with foam tape to the tag. 
The words are from Tm Holtz ideology small talk stickers.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

With this card I want to wish you all a very 
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I made my card for the 
This picture is the inspiration.
And I made it for the monochrome challenge on

On the coffee cup (dies from Stampin'Up!) I added
this clover, that is made with the mini heart stamps
from Michael Strong and in the middle a sticky gemstone.

The sentiment is made up of stickers by Tim Holtz.
The cirl is a stamp by Love Cynthia from the 
Coffee Addict stamp set. The image is colored
with my zig markers.

Here a close up on the ribbon.  It is one from Tim Holtz's
ideology serie and is colored with a green marker on
the outside of the ribbon.

Thank you very much for looking
and have a creative day!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Cupcake inspirations #441

Here is my card for the challenge on the

For my card I used the mini cats and dogs stamps
by Tim Holtz stamped on craft paper.
Embossed with white and colored with pencil.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lucky cat for Limited Runs stamps challenge

Here is my card for the progressive challenge
You find the image HERE, and if you play
you get a freebie to play the next challenge.

I printed the image twice and colored the cat with
my zig markers. Next cutting out the full cat and just 
the head of the other one. I contstructed a wobble
like I did before HERE and so the head can move.

The background is made with a paw embossingfolder
with some walnut stain distress ink. The ribbon is
the one I colored yesterday with the left over ink from
the direct to paper technique.

The clover is a paper punch and the word lucky is
cut out with a thinlit from a Tim Holtz word set.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!