27 sep. 2016

City Crafter #331


It's Tuesday and 
there's a new challenge 
  at the City Crafter. 
Today Kirsty is our host!
And  she picked the theme:


Create a project that include a selfie 
or add the word "selfie" to your project.


This week we are having 
Mariken as our Guest Designer.
Mariken is a very talented and brilliant papercrafter;
you can see more of her fab creations on her blog.

Speaking of a challenge; this theme kept me on my toes. 
I am not into Project Life, not a scrapper and
on top of that no inspiration....
I got some tips from Ros and 
after thinking about it I came up with this:

A canvas that would contain
 a few of my favorite elements.
Paired up with another attempt
 to work with mixed media. 
I covered a small canvas with Gesso. 
Created the stars with a stencil and embossing paste.  
I cut a deer from cardboard and sponged it with white ink.
 The canvas was sponged with distress ink.
 and I added some splatters with gold paint. 
And the moon as a finishing touch. 
You could say it's all about me:) 

Looking for inspiration?
You can see more projects from 
the other team members and
 Mariken on our blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

The deer die is a gift from Judith
Star stencil - SU
Grid stamp - Precious Remembrance 
Embossing paste - Wendy Vecchi 
Moon die - Lawn Fawn
Distress ink Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen
Distress stain gold spray
SU white ink 
SU Sahara Sand ink
Label maker

24 sep. 2016

Lift challenge #108

It's one of those weekends with an 
empty agenda and I love it :) 
Autumn has started 
here with lovely sunny weather 
and again we can have dinner in the garden. 
After posting this card I want to make some more
 jam from the huge strawberry harvest from our allotment.  
But first my card which is based upon
the current Liftchallenge:

We're supposed to use one die, 
use the die-cut-inlay technique and 
add colour to only one of the die cuts.
 I needed a card for a baby girl and used 
a little star die. I kept the card very CAS
but I am pleased with the result: 

I added colour by using my 
Versa Magic inkpad (Pixie Dust) and 
sponged straight on the star die cut. 
And added a simple sentiment from Clearly Besotted:

I hope your weekend will be just as good as ours....
Thanks for stopping by! 

20 sep. 2016

City Crafter #330

Good morning!

It's time for a new challenge
 at the City Crafter.  
 Marina picked the theme:
"Pencil me in".
And asks us to use or add
 a pencil on/to our project:


I used my Derwent pencils; 
in fact I only used one...
Soft grey for a little fox:

I created a background with an 
embossingfolder to add some depth.  
A little sentiment and a few finishing touches:

We are having Gio
 as our Guest Designer.
You can see more projects from 
the other team members and
Gio on our blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Watercoloring paper
Derwent pencil Dove Grey 670
Lawn Fawn stamps and dies
SU embossingfolder
Twine & sequin

13 sep. 2016

City Crafter #329

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at the City Crafter
I choose the theme:
"Turning a new leaf".
I am asking you to add 
a leaf or leaves to your project:


I used a leaf die (Papertrey Ink) to add a 
bit of dimension on a wedding anniversary card:

It's a pop of blue paired up with
vellum,white and silver polka dots.
I couldn't capture the silver dots on my photo;
in real it looks much more sparkling:

We are having Agnes
 as our Special Guest Designer.
You can see more projects from 
Agnes and the other team 
members on our blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Polka dotted vellum and sentiment are from SU.

Leaf die from Papertrey Ink 
sequins and wooden heart from my stash

10 sep. 2016

Back to.....

daily life:)

After a wonderful vacation with the most 
amazing weather I am back to work. 
Summer is still in full swing and the weatherforecast 
is predicting tropical temperatures for next week!

I have not been around. 
I took a break from blogging 
and spent a lot time time with 
my family and friends.
But also some cycling,
 reading, baking and enjoying our garden. 
I tried out a few new-to-me techniques such as
 watercolouring, mixed media and handlettering.
 But nothing show-worthy yet:)

Due to the hot summer days my craft room
 turned into a sort of oven and on top of
 that my inspiration took a single flight to
an unknown destination:)

But I am slowly getting back 
into a bit normal routine.
Back to blogging tomorrow and 
today back to cardmaking.
Nothing is as helpful as a sketch and
 I used the current sketch from 

I guess I just needed a CAS sketch:

Some stitched dies, one of my 
favorite sentiment dies and plaid paper.
CAS works best for me:

Thanks for stopping by and 
have a wonderful weekend...


Bazzil Cardshoppe cardstock
PTI Swoosh die
Lawn Fawn plaid paper