Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ginkgo Leaf for Art Neko

Welcome to my post for Art Neko stamps.
I have a post on the Art Neko Blog to sharing 2 cards
and one card here on my own blog.

I use the Ginkgo Leaf stamp in various ways
and here is the result.

I made these 3 backgrounds like this:
1. (left) 4 colors of embossing powder
2. (middle) stamp embossed with vesamark and clear
embossing powder. Colord with lime green color burst
3. (right) 3 colors of distress oxide ink on the stamp made this background.

Then i loved the backgrounds so much, I wanted them to be
seen and kept as much as possible to see.
Two cards are over at the Art Neko blog and
here is the 3rd card:

The dragonfly out of gold paper is cut out with
 a Stampin'Up! die. The sentiment is also cut out with a die 
from my stash. Finishing of the card with a few sticky pearls.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Lagoon

Welcome to the montly Club Scrap Blog Hop.
This month the theme of the kit is Lagoon
and is such fabulous blues papers and
great stamps for wonderful pages, cards and projects.

I hope you have come over here from 
and seen her wonderful inspiration.

I had a totally different project in mind and then we went to
the Sealife aquarium in The Hague/ The Netherlands.
So perfect to scrap with these papers!
I used two of the ALSB pages for it and added my own touches.

The left page is a general page with the entry
of the aquarium, the fishes and owen getting
his pirate diploma.
I added some silver embossed sea stars to the page
and teal jewel stickers from the kit.

Also on the cut out fishes strip I added some jewel stickers.

I love using the cut aparts, they look perfect in place.

And here the righ page. My daughter took this awseome picture of
Owen kissing the seahorse lamp in the aquarium. 

On the ALSB discription there are 3 coins on the squares, 
but I needed those for something else, so I used
the small sea star stamp to take the place of the coins.

I just love looking at this picture and the sentiment is just 
made for my page!

So here is the project that I wanted to make and 
couldn't resit making it anyway.

After googling Lagoon projects on Pinterest, I had many
ideas and made a lot of them come true in this
garden light/decoration project.

I wanted to paint a glas pot, but when I looked in t garage 
for a fitting pot, I came across this perfectly colored jar.
With hemp and my macramé skills from some early days
I covered the pot. When arriving at the bottom, I took
all the ropes together and bound it with an extra piece.

To make the pot hang  adding 2x4 ropes and made some knotting
the other way so I could tie the jar to a hook in our
gazebo and added a candle inside.

For decorating I stamped, embossed and colored
the sea star, the sea horse, and printed the mermaids tail.
All were cut out and glued to the jar in between
the netting. 

On pinterest I saw all these wooden beach signs
and i wanted those as well. I made it out of  paint
stir bars. Fist a layer of gesso and next some acylic paint.
When all was dry I stamped the sentiments on top.

As I did not want too many pictures on my blog post
so i made some collages so you can see the jar from
all sides. I added alse some stickers on the pot.
When the light is on in the dark it has a wonderuleffect.
Sorry, I could not make a good picture in the dark.

Underneath the jar the ropes are also decorated.
Here I added the coins, glued the shiny sea stars that
came with the kit, added more stamed woodsies,
a few real shells and a mermaids tail.

Well, that was it for this month. Hope you will go on
the see what 
has come up with on her blog.

If you loose your way, you can always go to the
where all the participants are linked
and where you can also link your own project.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Have you seen the
Beautiful blues and great stamps of mermaids
 and fishes and matching sentiments?

You have nbo idea what to do with it?
Well, tomorrow is the monthly blog hop
and the arist team has come up with some
wonderful cards, scrapbookpages and project.
Hope to see you again tomorrow.

To wet your appetite I made this mermaid card.

The mermaid's tail is from the digital kit and so beautifully
colored, I just added some glitterglue and the sea star
is also from the digital kit. The sentiment is one of the real
rubber stamps and embossed with silver embossing powder.

You also see teal jewel stickers looking like air bubbles
all over the card.

The bottom is a combination of a metal diecut
and the jewel stickers. Behind the die cut I added
the light teal paper for contrast and also some glitter glue
to make the bubbles shine.

See you tomorrow!
Thanks for looking and
have a creative day.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday color challenge: Fly

Today I have worked on a color challenge using
Michael Strong's large and mini butterfly rubber stamp
and a sentiment by Penny Black from the set Happy Thoughts.

You find other samples and the details on the

Starting the background panel with the large butterfly.
I embossed it with clear embossing powder after stamping
the butterfly random at the paper.

Next taking worn lipstick and fossilized amber oxide
distress inks to color the paper. The clear embossing
works as a resist and makes the butterflies pop up.

The sentiment is embossed with silver embossing 
powder and cut out with an oval die and for the
silver paper I used the matching scallop die.

The mini butterflies have also been embossen
with silver embossing powder, but on yellow
and pink paper. The have yellow and pink gemstones
on top, but yellow on the pink and pink on
the yellow butterfly.

For the inside of the card i used all the left overs.
(I stamped a few extra butterflies in case I
did not cut them out nicely ;-).

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday sketch card: Tea

Even though I make a lot of coffee cards, it is time for tea today.
I love Michael Strong's tea pot stamp and do not use it often enough.

For my card i used this weeks sketch from the

For the background of this card I used some designers
paper from a paper block I have by Stampin'Up!
that goes with the A Nice Cuppa stamp set. From
this set i used the tea bag stamp to stamp with versamark
on the blue base of the card. 
The teapot is stamped on grean and embossed with silver
embossing powder. From a piece of scrap I cut one
teabag to add to the teapot.

The cup is also embossed in silver and the sentiment 
(from close to my heart) is embossed in white.

Yhank you for looking 
and have a creative day!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Husband

How time flies!
A wondeful year has gone by and my dear husband has another
birthday. Wishing you a wonderful day and another year of health
and happiness. Love you lots. Raymond xx

Of course i made him a birthday card. As he is still
doing 2 days of work at the Airport, I thought this was an 
apropriate card. The stampset and the background embossing folder
are by Stampin'Up! The stampset is called 
The Sky is the Limit and was a Sale-a-bration set.
The clouds are done with some dies from my stash.

After embossing the world map I colored it with 
walnut stain oxide ink. The airplain is colored with 
pencil and cut out with scissors.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge: Pinterest

Welcome to the Club Scrap
Artist Team Challenge.

Don't you love Pinterest? We all do!
So we made it a challenge. Choose a pin

You can see the start of the hop on the
find all the details and all the participants.

Now I hope you came over here from
and see her choice and wonderful project.

I needed a quick and easy project, for I had not much time
so I choose Tricia's businesscard holder 
(wanted to makes it when I saw it before)
and you find Tricia's tutorial here.

It is such an easy project, that I made 3!

It is perfect for some of the wonderful paperpieces
I still have lying around from precious Club Scrap kits.

For one cardholder you need a piece of 4 3/4 x 10 inch.
I Cut up these papers and grabbed my scoreboard.
After scoring you need to do some cutting:
And to fold and glue is easy peasy!

Now for some decorating!
Looking through my boxes for ribbons and sentiments.

My businesscards fit perfectly!

Here a little different box. I made two of the same paper. 
One of the boxes I cut the flapp off and glued it to the one
with the flap. This way you have two compartments, great if you
want to take your personal card and your business card.
Or you can use it to hise some choclate, like I did here.
Great for a gift!

Now there is more to see, so hop over to
and see what she has in store for you.
Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!