donderdag 30 juni 2011


Simon Says - Lemon and Lavender -
Theme Thursday - ATC -
I stamped (and heat-embossed) the cat and sponged the background with Distress Ink Milled Lavender. For the sun and the edges I used Adirondack Lemonade.

Young Woman

For PDCC  #88

Just For Fun - Anything Goes -
ABC Challenge - Crossing Ribbons -
Created By Hand - Buttons/Orange -
Art-Cards-Challange - Buttons -

woensdag 29 juni 2011

dinsdag 28 juni 2011


For the challenge CAS on Moving Along With The Times.
The flowers were sprayed with water after inking, before stamping.


For Lexi's Creations - A Bug's Life -
The bamboo was stamped with versamark before brayering the cardstock. The dragonflies are stamped with Archival Magenta Hue, the haiku I wrote with a Gelly Roll pen.

Man In The Moon

For Simon Says - Show a Word -
Inspiration Avenue - Nursery Rhymes -

Edgy Cat

For Theme Thursday - borders -
Alphabetchallenge - H = for half a dozen -
CASual friday - Getting edgy -
I used a borderpunch at the bottom of the topcard.


The background is made with alcohol ink on glossy cardstock, see instructions by T!m Holtz here, for the challenge on Grungy Monday. I sanded the paper a bit before stamping the words and background 'thingies'. The photo is me on my 1st birthday.
Also for Stamps R Us (sponsored by A day for daisies ).

zondag 26 juni 2011

Three is a crowd

For Less Is More - A Sketch -
Dutch Dare Card - Clean And Simple -
4 Crafty Chicks - Get Clean Add Simple -
I made a few cards with the LIM sketch, all quite different.


For Stampotique Challenge - Use your scraps -

vrijdag 24 juni 2011


Made for the challenge this week on Just For Fun. This is my very first Steampunk art ever !!


The colors on Play Date Cafe Challenge this week are

Barn Red...Slate Blue...Grey
I used Barn Red and Weathered Wood Distress Inks and Peacock Cat's Eye for background coloring.
Stamped and embossed with Black Soot Distress Ink/Embossingpowder.

donderdag 23 juni 2011


For the challenges:
Wednesday Stamper - Circles -
OLW #59 - Photo Challenge -
I made 9 circles with gesso, then stamped a variety of flowers and lyrics in them. Kept the colors in yellow, white and green. Then added a few paper flowers and outlined with a gold pen.
My Time To Craft - Xtra images -

Let's face it

For TIO #84 challenge.
The background and face are stamped with distress inks, the raindrops are stamped with adirondack mushroom. The lyrics are from the song 'Let's face it ' by Matraca Berg and printed on vellum (parchment) and adhered with eyelets on the tag.

woensdag 22 juni 2011


Made for Take a Word - Fantasy -
Blog Challenge Garden - Tag Tuesday Number 7 -

dinsdag 21 juni 2011

Extend your dreams

Made for the following challenges:
Grungy Monday 12 - Tim Holtz Blog Technique April 2008 -
Simons Says Stamp And Show Some Metal


For the challenge on Crazy Amigo - Minimalism -

Here comes the sun

For Try it on Tuesday - Here comes the sun -
Spotlight - Sentiment as focus -
Make My Monday - Flowers -
Inspiration Avenue - Summer Sun -
Created By Hand - Sun and Moons/Yellow -

maandag 20 juni 2011

Cat & Spider

I stamped the cat with bleach, the spider is a brad.

zondag 19 juni 2011

Whispers in the wind

For The Stamp Man ATC Swaps.

Vintage with a heart

For June Challenge on Crafty Individuals.
Background stamp (musicsheet), sentiment & clock (last one is not visible anymore because of the crackle accents I put on) and the cut-out photo are from Crafty Individuals. The heart is made with a heartshaped acrylic block and alcohol inks. The 'floating' hearts&stars are from Non Sequitur.

Numbers Tag

For DragonsDream TIO 83 - Numbers Game -

All around my hat

For Sunday Stamper ( Ink On My Fingers )  - All around my hat -
Immediatly the song was in my head and it still is :-))

All around my hat I will wear the green willow
And all around my hat, for a twelve month and a day
And if anyone should ask me the reason why I'm wearing it
It's all for my true love who's far far away

Vintage Men

Made for Sunday Postcard Art - Vintage Men -


Made for Stamp Something Challenge - Something with pretty papers -

Summer in color blocks

Made for
CAS-ual Fridays CfC7 - Color Blocks -
Sentimental Sundays - Summery or Sparkly + a sentiment -
The Stampman Challenges - #25 Butterflies and Dragonflies -
Polka Doodles - All of a flutter -
Simply Create - Fly with us -
For me Summer means bright colors and lots of butterflies & dragonflies in the garden and every year again I am very much enjoying that.

zaterdag 18 juni 2011

Tangled Kitty

For Just For Fun - Getting Tangled Up -
I tangled around the stamped Kitty, lots of fun, I must really do it more!

As busy as a bee

Made for
Crazy4Challenges C4C92 - twine, floss, string (sponsor is Lil' Inker Designs ) -
Speedy The Cat # 60 - Buttons -
Take a Word #33 - Insects -
I cut a piece of cloth and sewed it to cardboard. Stamped some sewing related images, added buttons with twine, stamped bees on tags and attached them.
Then tried to write the lyrics the best I can. It was difficult to scan because of the buttons&twine.


For Less Is More - Monogram -
I decided to make a card for myself this time I took the letter G and since purple & orange are my fav. colors, I chose to use these.
Also for SundayPostcardArt - ME -

vrijdag 17 juni 2011

Travel to London

For the challenge on Creavil.
I stamped the bobbies on a map of London and added various items to do with travelling and London.

Sail Away

For The Play Date Café PDCC86 -Hollyhock...Sky Blue...Orange -
Rainbow Lady's Challenge 157 - I am sailing -
Theme Thursday - Summer -
4x4 Friday - Summer -
In real the colors are much softer, the scanner doesn't like orange I think... I used Le Plume 75 Sky Blue marker both for the sky and the water.

Pink Orange Green

For the challenge on Flutter By Wednesday.
The flowers were sprayed with water after inking & before stamping.

donderdag 16 juni 2011

Grungy Monday 11

On Grungy Monday this week is to make a tag, following :  Tim Holtz Blog, January 2008
I tried several times before I was kind-of satisfied, but still I did not get the same result T!m did.....
But I am happy with the tag as it is and now I am finally using an iron again, maybe I might iron the laundry also this weekend  :-))

Bird Tag

For Tag Tuesday - Make a bird as the main focal point -.
I stamped and heat-embossed the bird, then sponged various distress inks on the tag, used an iron and newspaper to remove the embossing, but the bird was difficult to see, so I overstamped with black soot distress ink. The circles with gesso are done to make the bird the focal point of the tag.

Butterfly tag

Try It On Tuesday  - Butterfly -
Wednesday Stamper- Animals -
I stamped and heat-embossed the butterfly before stamping & sponging the background.

OLW 58

For OLW - Yellow, Orange and Aqua -
For Sentimental Sundays - Father's day/Masculine -
I printed the photo of the little boy on cardstock and used direct to paper technique to apply the colors around the photo. Then stamped some bubbles in aqua, a sunny eye in yellow and the lyrics in orange.

woensdag 15 juni 2011


For CrazyAmigo.
The flower was inked and then sprayed with water before stamping.

Let's play bingo

On Simon Says.
I chose the top row:   Buttons-Eyelets-Flowers.

Distressed/torn edges

For the challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show.
I inked the flower with distress inks and sprayed water on it before stamping. Then sponged the background with distress inks. Stamped the text and then tore and distressed the edges.
Mounted on purple, yellow and green cardstock.

maandag 13 juni 2011

Seeing spots

For the June challenge on Inkurable Stampers.
The background is made with alcohol ink on glossy paper and then I sanded the paper.
The girl is stamped with Archival Jet Black.
The spots, dots, circles and text are stamped with various inks, a little vague for the grungy effect. The white circles are done with gesso. For some color I put 3D flowers on the hat, adhered with a flower-eyelet.


At the Play Date Café Challenge the colors are this time - Blueberry...Cream...Dusty Rose.
I stamped the fairy with Distress Ink Tattered Rose on creamy cardstock and heat-embossed. A bit hard to see. Glued on blueberry cardstock and then on cream cardstock and rose patterned paper.


For Flutter By Wednesday's - use polka dots -.


For CrazyAmigo Challenge - Zomer / Summer -
I got the idea from the card on Tore some handmade paper in strips and glued on cardboard. Smeared some versamark on and heat-embossed with mushroom embossingpowder. Cut some pieces of cloth for the towels and glued them on top of the light-umbrella brads. Sponged the sun and stamped the birds.
Wanted to draw some lines on the right side to suggest water in the background, but was afraid it would ruin the card...

zaterdag 11 juni 2011

Jong geleerd........

Alphabet's Challenge Blog- Father's Day -
Crazy4Challenges C4C91 - Father's Day -
Speedy The Cat - Father's Day -
'Jong geleerd, oud gedaan' or in English 'bend the twig and bend the tree' ..........
The heart is done with alcohol inks on an acrylic block and then cut out. Isn't the young boy, trying to shave with his dad's equipment, adorable?

Wildlife Reserve

For My Time To Craft Challenge #144.

Up the country

Less Is More - One Layer & In The Frame
OLW - Summer Holidays
I'd love to spend my holidays 'up the country' as Canned Heat sang so nicely.
Stamped the frame and picture, sponged a bit of sunshine. Printed the lyrics on parchment, cut out and adhered with eyelets.

Exotic bird

The Three Muses - Exotic bird -
Theme Thursday -lots of color -
Background is made with Adirondack Inks on a heart shaped Acrylic Block. The bird & flowers are cut out pictures and the swirls are stamped. On the heart of the flowers and the eye of the bird are some drops of crackle accents.