28 jun. 2016

City Crafter Challenge #318

Good morning!

We have a brand new challenge at the City Crafter.  
Today Marina is our host and
she picked the theme:
"Out the flags"
and asks us to use elements  
such as: glas, bunting or banners.


I went with the idea of a banner in bright colors.

A gift tag; on the back I adhered a small 
envelope and tucked in some money :)

Our Guest designer this week is Kelly;
the winner of challenge #309.
Hop over to our blog to see what the other
 team members came up with.
And I hope you will join our challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Papers from my stash
PTI quilted tag die
SU banner punch
PTI Birthday Cheer (sentiment)

26 jun. 2016

Lift Challenge #108

Good morning:)

I immediately got an idea 
when I saw the current Lift Challenge.
 Such a relief when you have been 
searching for your inspiration:)
The challenge is about this card form Dawn Mc Vey:

We're supposed to follow the sketch 
and add a background with stripes.
She used the floral stamps from 
the Quilted Summer set from Papertrey Ink.
 And I have that set too:)
Dawn is known for using bold colors 
and adding lots of contrast. 
I gave it a twist with a bit more muted colors:

This is the result in shades of my favorite color:

Enjoy your day! 


From my stash
MFT stitched rectangle dies
PTI Quilted Summer 
PTI Quilted Summer & Mini Blooms
Versamagic Sea Breeze
SU Baja Breeze & Lucky Limeade

24 jun. 2016

CAS(E) this sketch # 178

When your inspiration is flushed 
down the sink it's always a good thing
 to start with a sketch :)
So I made a card using the current sketch 

And took it literally. 
 I like CAS and this is very CAS.
 With only a few details;
 I guess that's my style. 

I used the Monthly Moments mini slide
 frame dies and one of the Ombre Builder
 stamps from Papertrey Ink.
 I also used my Misti for the first time; 
it really is incredible! 

It's warm and sunny here; 
and the weather forecast 
for the weekend is great. 
I hope you have a great weekend too! 


21 jun. 2016

City Crafter #317

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at the City Crafter
I choose the theme:
"White and bright"


Create a card or project using lots of white and
 add an element or elements from the photo. 
For example; gingham or striped patterns, or a
 color such as blue, grey, pink etc.

I added a bit of watercoloring, 
heatembossing and kept it quite simple: 

A simple flower on a pale pink background.
At first I used a gold embossingpowder 
but the result was a bit kitsch-y :)
So I made another one with white;
hard to see but in real it looks great! 

We are having Sid
this week as our Guest Designer.
You can see more of his talent 
 on his blog

Looking for more inspiration?
You can find more inspiration 
from our Guest Designer and 
 the other team members on our 

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


19 jun. 2016



Yesterday I attended a workshop handlettering
 with Ellen, Inge and Sandra
Mariken had to cancel the workshop 
due to sad circumstances.
The company of these three was great
 but the workshop was a bit disappointing; 
we paid too much and got less...
But we're lucky to have You Tube; 
we will work it out at home:)

I needed a card to thank a sweet friend.
At the moment I have a lack of inspiration..
Finally I came up with blue, stripes and
a handlettering stamp:

A sequin to add a bit of bling and some hemp cord.
CAS in my favorite colors:)

Thanks for stopping by!