Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Card: Happy Birthday giraffe

Today I want to share with you how I made this
fun birthday card with
Michael Strong's clossoné giraffe stamp
and the free birthday subway art
from Create with TLC that you find HERE.
For the front of the card you need
your collection of washi tape to cover
the first panel of your card.
The pannel will look lik this on the back
 when you are finished.
Adhere the panel to a contrasting background pape
(not too heave paper) and to your card.
Take  circle punch (or any other punch
of your choice) and punch through all tree layers.
(that is why you do not use the too heavy papers).

Now you stamp the giraffe. I did not stamp on the inside
of the card for I was afraid that maybe the stamp and the hole
would not match up, so this is to be safe.
Cut out the image.

Color  the imaege with materials of your choice.

Now you can glue it to the inside of the card and make
sure the head pops out of the window.

I added an extra happy birthday on the inside
of the card. Hope you like the idea
and will give it a try.

Have a creative day!



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Altered Playing Card #1 & #2

I am playing along with the 
Altered Palying card Project
It has just started nd here
are my first 2 finished cards.

Card #1
with a dictionary stamped background.
The birds and the iron gate are dies
from the tim Holtz collection.
The sentiment is a stamp from my stash.

For all the details on the
techniques on the card you find
detailed instructions on
Claudine's Blog HERE.

Card #2
This card has a stamped background and 
an image that is colored with distress markers.
The image is from VeraLaneStudio on
Etsy and she has some wonderful images I just could not
resist buying to use on the card. They are easy to color 
and cut for using on my altered playing card.

The background of my card is stamped with 
some of my coffee stamps (and I have a few,
for this is one of my favourite themes!).

There is alsoa Facebookgroup for this if you
are interested:

Thanks for stopping by,
creative greetings,




Happy Birthday

I needed a couple of birthday cards
and as I wanted some easy cards, I asked Paulette
from Create with TLC for a birthday  subway art
sentiment and low and behold:
it was in my mailbox the next day.

I think that is awesome,so I wanted to share the link to her shop
with you, but she told me, that I could share the digital
stamp for free with you! Thank you very much,Paulette!

Just click on the digital image and save
it to your computer with the right mouse click.

And now for my card:
I have lots of backgrounds lying around that I made
with technique junkies technique and need to be used.
The background for this card is called Patchwork
Distress from the June/July 2014 newsletter.
And the stamps are from Club Scrap's  2010 Jubilee kit.

This is the inside of the card and as you see I have used up
every scrap that was there! The sentiment is from the 
same Club Scrap kit.

Just wrapped some ribbon around the background
and added 2 little rhinestones next to the word
celebrate to finish the card.

Here another sample with a 
Technique Junkie's background.
This is Pearly Gelatos Wash from April/May 2014.
A great way to use these background is to
use an embossing folder and add some ink
matching the color of the image.

I added an extra layer to this card with a piece of
designers paper. I have a lot of these blocks and
just have to make use of  it and this is a fun way.

A little star charm on the ribbon finishes the card.

Want to see another card? 
Well for this one you have to hop over to the 

Thanks for looking
and creative greetings,




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Scrap Page: 5km run

Here is my Sunday Scrap page with pictures
of our 5km run from yesterday. It was special,
because it was the first time for Zora to participate.
She only started running 3 months ago.
I am very proud of her! xx

This page is made with
Club Scrap Spring Chorus papers
and Michael Strong's letters and flower stamps.


I stamped the letters on yellow paper and 
embossed them with blue embossing powder.
I put a little post it note on top of the letters
and used a blending tool and green ink
to color half of the letters,before adding them
to the page with foam tape.

On this picture you see I not only added a
ribbon,but also a flower. This is the mini cloisonné
flower by Michael Strong and stamped in  dark
geen ink and cut out. Fastned to the background
with a button and some wax thread.

Thanks for looking!
Have a creative day!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday card for cat lovers

Meow...like cats?
I love them and here is one for a birthday girl
who loves cats too.I made this card with the
Technique Junkies border text technique that
you can find in the latest newsletter. One of those
fun and very easy techniques!

The cat stamp is a stampby Michael Strong and
embossed with copper embossing powder onto
a piece of gelli plate background scrappaper.

The word stampsare from different Stampin'Up! sets.
The border around the words are drawn with a pen.

The bow is made with the envelope punch bord.
I found the idea online and share with you one
of the many video tutorials, for those who have this
fun punch board.
Hope you give it a try,it is very easy when you
see how it is done!


Hope you all have a very creative day!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Scrap Page: Balance


As you have seen i had a yoga lesson this week
and with my new sentiments from Create with TLC
I came up with this new scrap page for my
weekly chronicles.

I used Club Scrap's Tribal kit papers to 
make this page in combination also with Michael
Strongs Cloisonné Crane stamps.

For the top banner of the page I found some fun images
with google and made a whole row of yoga girls and
colored them with pencil. The sentiment at the end of the
banner, as well as as the sentiment on the picture
is by Create with TLC and you find it here.

The closisonné crane is stamped in ash
and colored around with a little topaz.
The text is printed with the computer.

I also used some DIY washi tape.
I did this before and you can see here
how you can do this too.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday card: Giraffe

Welcome to 
cloisonné giraffe stamp!

You can find the stamp HERE.
It is such an awesome stamp.

And ilove it when things come together.
I tried to clean my desk and just found the
perfect pieces of scrap paper to use for
this giraffe card.

The background to this card is a piece
of cardstock decorated with my gelli plate.
A gelliplate makes a lot of fun backgrounds in a jiffy!
You find all info about this here:

 I took my giraffe stamp and stamped
\on the background with versamark
and embossed the image with black
embossing powder. 

The leaves are embossed with green distress
embossing powder that goes wonderful with the background.
Finished of the card with a ribbon and taped
it all down to a yellow card.

Thanks for looking and soon more
giraffe cards.
Have a creative day!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Yoga

Photo: Yoga! #downwardfacingdog
Last Wednesday I attended a yoga lesson
outside on the grass in the sun at
It was wonderful!

So when I was surfing around I arrived
and noticed her new sentiments:
 These were just perfect for my pictures!
Just had to buy them. For only $ 2,50
You find the set HERE.
I am going to have a lot of fun with these sentiments.

So I also used some other sentiments 
tomake a thank you card for the teacher:

I googled free yoga cliparts and found this
neat girl in yoga position, just perfect for a card.

The image is colored with pencil and the flowers
are punched with the Petite Petals punch by SU!.

Printed the sentiment and added  it to the card.

Here another version:


I can see more cards coming!
Thanks for looking.
Have a creative day!