woensdag 30 november 2011

Happy Birthday with stars

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow is my friend Paula's birthday and I wanted to make a beautiful card for her. Yesterday, I received the new Bo Bunny Snowfall stamps. I had to use them for this card! As inspiration for this card, I used two challenges: Simon Says Stamp and Show and ColorQ.
The challenge of Simon Says Stamp and Show this time is, show some stars. And ColorQ's color palette this week is gorgeous:




The result:




The materials:
  • Distress Ink: faded jeans, broken china, tumbled glass, ice spruce
  • Perfect pearls: pearl perfect
  • Embossing Powder: Clear, silver bells
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz, Bo Bunny
  • Split pins
  • Ribbon
  • Charms

Thanks so much for stopping  by, hope to see you next time!
Sandra

zondag 27 november 2011

O Christmas tree - OCC

Hi everyone,

Today I'm playing along with Our Creative Corner challenge. This time the theme is O Christmas tree. The design team makes beautiful things everytime, and this time I was inspired by what Jennifer Rzasa had made. Such a pretty piece. My Christmas color theme are lime green, black, and silver. These are also the main colors of my interior, along with dark brown. Anyway, I got very inspired by her art and this is the result:





It seems very simple to make that tree of words, but it took me a while. I've made ​​a PDF of this tree and  if you want to use for your Christmas cards or whatever, feel free to download it here. If you have Adobe Illustrator, you can customize it. It contains 4 trees made ​​with 4 different fonts.

The materials I used for this card:
  • Merry christmas tree
  • Ribbon and Fiber
  • Stamp: Studio G
  • Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you next time.
Sandra

zaterdag 26 november 2011

Happy Thanksgiving card

Hi everyone,

I'm a little behind on Thanksgiving ... That was two days ago, but I still wanted to make a card. Hope that you, my American friends, had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
With this card, I'm playing along with the following three challenges:
Use it Tuesday's theme is: Giving Thanks. And I used vinyl from my stash. I have lots of it! And hardly use it!
The turkey is a picture of lettering delights  Noteworthy Friends. I changed the colors to the colors of ColorQ on the computer before I printed it.

Here is the result:







The materials and tools I used:
  • Distress Ink: aged mahogany
  • White vinyl
  • Die: Mini scallop (Tim Holtz)
  • Embossing folders: Tim Holtz Cuttlebug and
  • Vagabond
  • eCraft
  • Turkey images: Lettering Delights

Thanks for stopping by!
Sandra

maandag 21 november 2011

Grungy Monday 28 & SSS&S some tickets

Hi everyone,

It's Monday again and that means Grungy Monday and Simon Says Stamp and Show. For Grungy Monday we have to use metal tape and alcohol inks for the technique Tim Holtz used in the Ranger Ink Great Pumpkin Challenge . Unfortunately I have neither, so I worked with alternatives, aluminum foil and paint dabber. Hopefully, that's not a problem. And if so, I certainly had much fun making this tag. It's so grungy looking with the old metal look, and I'm very pleased with the result.
The theme for Simon Says Stamp and Show is show some tickets. And luckily I had Tim Holtz tickets in my stash and the other day I recieved more tickets that I could use as well.
 
Here is the result:





The materials I used:
  
  • Distress Ink: vintage photo, walnut stain, paint peeled
  • Embossing powder: copper, black soot
  • Grunge paper die cut gears
  • Spinner
  • Gear
  • Clock
  • Hinge clip
  • Mesh
  • Paint dabber: Pitch Black
  • Alumimium foil
  • Tickets: Tim Holtz
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz
  • Flower: Prima Marketing

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sandra

zondag 20 november 2011

Another SSS&S: some women only!

Hi everyone,
Last Thursday, Lein and me were crafting at my place and when she asked me why I hadn't used my logo for the challenge Simon Says Stamp and Show: some women only!? Well I could not answer that, except that I just hadn't thought of it. That's a bit strange because in my craftroom is full with it. So I decided to join in again. This time I chose a black (very dark gray) / white theme. And I used my new edge die and  embossing folder from Tim Holtz. Behind the holes of the die cut, I put bits of white paper, so the border will stand out better against the background.

 Here is the result:







 The materials
  
  •  Distress Ink: ice spruce
  •  Archival Ink: Jet Black
  •  Die: Tim Holtz
  •  Embossing folder: Tim Holtz
  •  Stamp: Tim Holtz
  •  Ribbon
  •  Perfect pearls missing: Perfect Pearl
  •  Logo: screen-printed on fabric with acrylic paint and textile medium

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sandra

Holiday card bootcamp day 10

Hi everyone,

It's already the last day of the holiday card bootcamp. I've learned so much and had so much fun making these cards. Unfortunately I spent to much money on supplies, haha. But knowing myself, I would have done that anyway, LOL. I've made good use of the student discount codes we got. So that makes it almost alright, hihi.

Here my card for day 10:




The materials:

  • Distress Ink: tumbled glass, festive berries, pink tattered, broken china, worn lipstick
  • StazOn: Jet Black
  • Stamps: Recollection, Studio G
  • Ribbon
  • Embossing folder: Cuttle bug - swiss dots

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sandra

Holiday card bootcamp day 9

Hi everyone,

It's almost the end of de holiday card bootcamp. It's day 9, and it is about gift cards.Currently I don't have a scoring board, so I chose the easy card, LOL.

Here's the card I made for day 9:







The materials:

  • Hero Arts stamp + + Sizzix embossing folder Holly Background
  • Distress Ink: Spruce ice, tumbled glass, festive berries, broken china
  • StazOn: Jet Black
  • Ribbon
  • Template: the Crafter's Workshop - mini swiss dots
  • Perfect medium
  • Perfect pearls: Pewter
  • Stamp: Recollection, Studio G

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sandra

Holiday card bootcamp day 8

Hi everyone,

This weekend is all about making cards for holiday card bootcamp. I've learned a lot and tried many new things. I'm only making card for a few months now and I have lot to learn still:). Anyway, I'm having great fun with these classes. Today I made a card for day 8. I used the masking technique for this card. I love the idea. Yesterday I received my new Christmas stamps and I wanted to use them right away.

Here is the result:





The materials I used:
  • Distress Ink: tumbled glass, ice spruce shabby Sutter, festive berries, mustard seed, twigs Gathered
  • Embossing powder puffs
  • Twine
  • Stamps: Recollections, Studio G

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sandra

vrijdag 18 november 2011

Holiday card bootcamp day 7

Hi everyone,

The holiday card bootcamp classes are so much fun, and it's already the last day today. I'm a just a bit behind on schedule because I'm only at day 7 of 10. In this bootcamp they are very into photo cards. I don't like to make pictures :)... But I recently bought some super cute christmas images from lettering delights, and I had to use them for this card. I think it's a fun and happy card.

Here is the result:







The materials I used:

  • lettering delights: buggy christmas
  • Distress Ink: tumbled glass, festive berries, shabby shutters, paint peeled, gathered twiggs
  • perfect pearls: Pewter
  • stamps: studio G and Tim Holtz
  • Stickles: Picket Fence
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sandra

woensdag 16 november 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Some women only

Hi everyone,

It's time for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. This time the challenge is to use a woman or women in your project, but only women. I have no stamps of women, so I had to think of something else. Last time I had found a great site with vintage photographs and I have found a nice picture of a lovely girl for my project. After having the background removed in Fireworks, I did my print-and-cut method again. I'm not good at node editing. By node editing you can edit the cutting of the image you want to cut. With pixel trace it isn't always that clean. You really have to know what you're doing or learn to, but I don't know if I ever gonna learn it. You have to practice a lot and have a lot of patience. And I'm not known for my patience ;). For the wings I used Distress embossing powder, black soot. This is the first time I used  Distress embossing powder. I've seen the video on Tim's website about it, and I knew that crystals were coming off afterwards and that you had to shake the powder well. But when I heated with it with my heat gun half of the powder was blown away, literally... Then once it's dry you rub the remaining crystals off with your fingers, but there was almost nothing left. Ultimately I think it's just a very cool look for this card.

Okay here is the result:









The materials I used:
  • Distress Ink: shabby shutters, antique linens, tumbled glass, vintage photo
  • Distress stains: spun sugar
  • archival inks: sepia, coffee
  • Distress Embossing Powder: black soot
  • Paper distresser
  • Perfect pearls: heiloom gold
  • Stamps: prima marketing
  • Grunge paper
  • Paint dabber: gold
  • Stickles: gold
  • Flowers
  • Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!

Sandra

Holiday card boot camp day 5

Hi everyone,

This is the card I made for holiday card bootcamp day 5. It's a very simple card that is easily reproducible. I kept the card very simple and I think it's stylish. Maybe I still do put sentiment on it. But actually I find it beautiful as it is.

The result:

 



Materials I used:
  • Embossing Folder: snowflakes
  • Mesh
  • Buttons
  • Sandpaper
  • Sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by!

Sandra

Holiday card boot camp day 4

Hi everyone,

This card I've made for holiday card bootcamp day 4. It's a Christmas newsletter card. I had never heard of that. I think it's a great idea. Only, I don't have an idea of what I should put in the newsletter. Everyone that I'm sending a Christmas card, knows exactly what happened in my life last year. For that reason, how much I like the idea, I'm not gonna send newsletter christmas cards.

The result:







 Materials I used:
  • Embossing Folder: swirls Tim Holtz
  • Die: heart wings Tim Holtz
  • Perfect pearls mists: perfect pearl
  • Paint dabber: silver
  • ColorBox: Frost White
  • Embossing Powder: wow silver bells
  • Bias tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Sandra

maandag 14 november 2011

GM 27: Grungy holiday card boot camp

Hi everyone,

Today, it's time for Grungy Monday, and this time I can combine the Holiday Card Bootcamp day 6 with it. I've already made the cards for day 4 and 5, I only need to post them on my blog. I'm going to do that tomorrow:). But now back to the project today. For Grungy Monday we had to use the techniques that Tim Holtz did for one of the 12 tags of Christmas. This time it was day 6 of 2007. Click here for the link.
For Holiday Card Bootcamp we had given a few sketches. I liked the round card with the flowers a lot. And immediately knew what I wanted to make. I think my inspiration is back: D!!

Here is the result:
 
 
 
 

I have chosen not to use a  sentiment on the front of the card. It's gonna be on the inside of the card. The backside piece is not finished yet, because I wanted to post this tonight. The flower is made from loose petals of grunge paper and glued together with a hot glue gun. And it wasn't a disaster, I didn't had a fight with it! I love how the flower turned out! 
 
The materials:

  • Distress Ink: iced spruce, tumbled glass, Pumice stone, vintage photo, festive berries
  • Perfect pearl mists: perfect pearl
  • Mask: Seasonal -> snowman
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz
  • Ribbon
  • Flower
  • Rhinestone
  • Grunge paper
  • Hot glue gun

Thanks a lot for stopping by!
Sandra

zondag 13 november 2011

Happy birthday challenge card

Hi there,

I think my inspiration is coming back slowly. Fortunately, because I didn't like that it was gone ... With the next card I'm playing along with the three following challenges:

ColorQ:


Use it tuesday:
Cooking up fun, and I used 2 stamps (the cook, and the sentiment) I have laying around for ever. These were the first stamps I bought since I started cardmaking.

Inspirational Card sketches:



For the first time I have really made an attempt to color a stamp in with distress ink and luckily I had bought paper for that yesterday. I'm pleased with the result. I don't know much about light and shadows and all, but I definitely want to learn more about it. Maybe by a workshop or something.
The result:





The materials:
  • Distress Ink: spiced marmalade, tumbled glass, rusty hinge, dried marigold, Wallnut stain, frayed burlap, Mustard Seed, by barn, tattered rose
  • Embossing folder
  • sandpaper
  • Water brush
  • flowers
  • Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sandra

Freshly made pumpkin sketch

Hi everyone,

Luckily I have found a bit of inspiration so I could make the next card :), that I used for the following challenges:
Our creative corner challenge:
Use pumpkins or the color of pumpkins.

Freshly made sketches:



The pumpkins are of the set creat-a-card from lettering delights, my favorite site where I get my images, svg's, fonts, etc. And these svg's are now FREE to download! I made in Make the Cut! (That cutting software) a ​​background for the pumpkin. The mesh I colored with distress stains and stamped on the black cardstock with white frosting ink. The effect has something of chalk on a blackboard, don't you think?

The result:

 



The materials: 
  • pumpkin: lettering delights
  • Distress stain: vintage photo
  • Distress Ink: spiced marmalade, Gathered twigs, ripe persimmon
  • colorbox: Frost White
  • mesh ribbon
  • Stamp: Studio G

Thanks for stopping by!

Sandra

zaterdag 12 november 2011

Grungy monday 26: one of Tim′s christmas tags (day 7, 2009)

Hi there!

It's becoming almost standard that I'm behind on the challenges. This is mainly because I don't have much inspiration lately. Hopefully I'll find it back quickly.
Fortunately I found it back for this challenge. Grungy Monday 26, and this challenge is based on the techniques Tim Holtz used on the  12 Tags of Christmas 2009, day 7. Here is the link to it.

Last week I bought the large manila tags, and I wanted to use one for this challenge. I had no masking sheet, so I used a transparency sheet that is in the packaging of clear stamps and stamped on it. And to make sure that it stayed in place, I sprayed adhesive spray on the back.

Here is the final result:







The materials I used:
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, tea dye, antique linen, frayed burlap
  • StazOn: Jet Black
  • Mists perfect pearls: heirloom gold
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz
  • Gears and spinners
  • Little clock

Thanks a  lot for stopping by!

Sandra

Holiday Card Boot Camp 2011 day 3

Hi everyone,

 
Because of the link tool from the online class I have to post every day seperatly. Else I can't link it... Sorry about that!
Day 3:

 


 


 
The materials: 
  • Embossing powder: clear, white puffs
  • Distress Ink: tumbled glass, festive berries
  • Perfect pearls mists: perfect pearl
  • Rhinestones
Thanks for stopping by!

Sandra

Holiday Card Boot Camp 2011 day 2

Hi everyone,

Because of the link tool from the online class I have to post every day seperatly. Else I can't link it... Sorry about that!

 Day 2:


The materials:
  • Embossing powder: clear
  • Distress Ink: tumbled glass, festive berries
  • Perfect pearls mists: perfect pearl
  • Bias tape
  • stamp: snowflakes
Thanks for stopping by!
Sandra