Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thank you!!

A little while ago I told you all that I broke the pen of my Orbis Circle Cutter.. I was sooooo sad.. but also extremely happy when Leontine told me she wanted to send me hers!!!! How totally sweet!!!!!!! In the meantime I've received the pen.. and I've been using it over and over again since then!!

Of course I had to create her a little card to say thank you... this little card is on it's way to her right now!!!!!! I hope it will arrive in her mailbox soon! Thank you so much girlie! You soooo made my day!!

I've been playing with some Luxe Designs papers. A biiiiig challenge for me to use only black & white goodies.. I'm again not too happy with the result.. but that's also because I miss some funky bright colors I think.. haha!!!

Thanks again for stopping by! Happy scrappin' and see you next time!!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dreamstreet Papers Love.....

I finally had some ME time this weekend! YAY!! Some serious scrappy time.. hehe!!

I've been digging up loads and loads of old patterned papers lately.. and I was soooo happy to find these old bright Dreamstreet Papers!!! Always good to keep your scraps in a box and find those hidden treasures once in a while... Love love love these bright colors!!!

Here's a closer look at it.... more glitters, jewels & Puffy paint.. yup.. I admit it: I'm totally addicted.. hahahaha

Have a wonderful Sunday.. and thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sealed with a kiss....

I hope you're all enjoying your week until so far!! My week has been kinda busy... buuuuut I do have a little card to show you today! I've created this one a little while ago.. but I'm not too satisfied with the result... don't know why..

Wanted to post it here anyway.. love the colorcombo.. that's for sure!! I've been playing with some old Scenic Route papers.. just can't get enough of these colorful papers!!!

Here's a closer look at it... some more jewels and layers...just love to use with 3d foam tape!!!

Oh.. and I've some fun news!! Cardabilities has just announced their new Design Team.. and I'm on it!! I'm so excited!! Twice a month a new sketch will be released. Once you complete the sketch you can upload your card and have an opportunity to win some great prizes. Can't wait to start working with these awesome sketches in the upcoming months, I hope you'll play along too! ;-)

Happy scrappin'!!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Hooked to stars...

I know I've been ending up using a loooooot of stars lately... I'm definitely hooked to them... I admit.. haha! I'm challenging myself to use other shapes besides circles, flowers and stars.... ;-) Working on it... I promiss ;-)

Soooo here's one more starry card (SORRY!)... with some more old Making Memories scraps.... just can't get enough of these bright papers... they were getting all dusty in my box of scraps.. so I'd better start using these again right? ;-)..

Here's a closer you can see I'm also in love with tiny Prima flowers... ;-)

I'm looking forward to start creating some layouts soon too.. the only thing I need now is: TIME.. haha!!!

Have a great week!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Altered letters...

A few years ago I created some fun altered letters for my niece Demi.. she really adores them... Soooo I decided it was time now to create some for her little sister Fay to decorate her bedroom door....

I've found these wooden letters about a year ago.....and they've been laying on my scrappy desk untouched since then....... Last weekend I finally had some time to alter them.. today I added some finishing touches.... and VOILA!!!

I've been using some Deluxe Design patterned papers to match the colors of her bedroom....

.... added some embossing dots to the F and Y.. and used my sewing machine without thread for the borders of the A.... some flowers, bling and glitter.......

....some mirror hearts and other embellies....

I'm so happy with the result (and I hope Fay will be too.. haha)...

Thanks again for stopping by again!! Wishing you all a great Friday!!


Sunday, February 27, 2011


A rainy & stormy weekend means: lots of ME-time!!!! I started off with a little card made out of some Jillybean Soup papers... so much fun!!! I'm happy how this little greenish card turned out ;-)

Decided to use lots of layers of flowers, circles and hearts here (all with 3d foam tape between them to let the different layers 'pop' a little more)

Some Puffy Paint dots, embossing, some floss and a little tag.. and my card was finished ;-)
Oh.. and look what my sweet friend Marinette has posted on her blog.. awwww.. she's such a sweetie... and I'm so honored *blushing*!!!! Love love love all she does also!! Merci, merci, merci Marinette, tu est vraiment trop gentille et tu sais que moi aussi j'adore tes creations hein? bisous!!!!!!

I hope you've been enjoying your weekend until now!! Happy scrappin' and thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, February 25, 2011

More baby cards!

In the last 2 weeks one of my cousins and another sweet colleague gave birth to a baby boy and a baby girl...  Of course I had to send them both a self made card...  I decided to cardlift myself again just like for the card set I posted a few days ago!!!

Just can't get enough of these fun Upsy Daisy Designs papers!!!! I've been using these papers over and over again.... can't help it.. sorry!! Buuuut.. don't worry.. all leftover pieces are gone now.. haha!!!

Since I didn't have enough space to add the whole names of the babies (Twan & Feline), I added just the initials instead. Totally love this design with stars for baby cards...

Hey..and did you see I've been using brown cardstock instead of white again!! YAY again for little me ;-)

So happy that these papers have 2 sides.. pink and blue! Perfect for baby cards!

Wishing you all a suuuuuper great weekend with lots of fun and ME-time!! I hope to have some time to practice my stamp skills a little more.. I think I'm hooked to stamps now.. hehe..


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another mini card...

A few weeks ago I told you guys that I'm trying to add some mini cards to my stash (always good to have these @ home to attach to flowers or other presents..)..  When I found a small piece of white cardstock I decided to turn this into another mini card..

Added some REALLY OLD 3 Bugs in a Rug small strips of patterned paper... and some prima flowers..

Some jewels, glitter and embossing polka dots... And voila.. my mini card was finished... Ooooh.. and did you see I've used a stamp here!! Another big YAY for me.. never used a stamp before on my creations.. I've always been affraid to ruine something so I've been using rub ons instead... but believe me...these days are history now ;-)

In my last post I asked you all what you're doing with your self made cards.. if you're hoarding them, if you're giving them away or if you're selling them somehow. So much fun to read all of your answers... I'm glad that I'm not the only one who's having a hard time giving them away.. hehe!!!! ;-)

Gotta run.... Happy scrappin'!!!


Monday, February 21, 2011

A card set...

Most people around me are wondering why I'm never creating any card sets... or cards that look a little bit similar..according to them that would make me create my cards so much faster. Until now I've never wanted to create the same things over and over again.... always wanted my cards to be different. But since I've been card lifting myself more and more lately.. I told myself: WHY NOT???

Soooo... I gave it a try..and this is how my cards turned out.. Challenged myself again to use another background color instead of white all the time.. so a BIG YAY again for myself.. haha (papers by Upsy Daisy Designs, one side is pink.. the other side is blue.. awesome!)

Dutchies: these silver colored letters are from Zeeman, bought them a little while ago.. they're so much fun to use!!

As you can see I've used kind of the same design as for my 'Roos' card a few days ago.. only a little smaller... Didn't know scraplifting myself would be THAT fun..haha

The stars are handcut (I've a lot of templates laying on my scrappy desk.. so easy to use since I don't own a die cutting machine). I've distressed the borders of my cards with some white ink to give it kind of a 'vintage' look.

And here's the complete set (I call them my twins..haha).

Ok.. now I need to challenge myself to send out more of my hand made cards instead of hoarding them in my scraproom.. haha... So, what do YOU do with your handmade cards??

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another girly card..

Never can't have enough baby cards in stock.. that's for sure!!! Since there are so many babies born around me these days.. I decided to refill my stash of baby cards a little bit...  ;-)

Again lots of layers... some faux stitching with my sewing machine... some embossing polka dots... and My Mind's Eye paper!! All from my stash of scraps!!! The huge pink glittery letters where hidden somewhere in my drawers as well.. couldn't resist pimpin' these up a little bit with some jewels, some floss and sequins before adhering them to my card...

Once again I've been using one of my Martha Steward punches to add a scalopped strip to the lower part of my card... And somehow I always have to add a few Prima flowers to my creations to give it a finished look (happily I've been collecting these bottles of flowers for a few years.. so lots of colors to choose from.. haha)
Thank you so much for your sweet comments and tips about the broken pen of my Circle Cutter in my last post!! You truly made my day!!!

BTW.. did you see the amazing things (and detailed tutorials) that my sweet friend Revlie is creating???.. Totally drooooling over all bright colors!!! Don't forget to check out her awesome ETSY shop too.. lots of yummie things in there....and so much inspiration!!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend until so far (hopefully with lots of ME-time to create some gorgeous things..hehe)

Happy Scrappin' everybody!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Baby girl card....'Roos'

Last week one of my sweet colleagues gave birth to a baby girl named 'Roos'. Of course I had to create a little girly card for her (which is on its way to her right now).

I've been working with some old Making Memories papers here.. still can't get enough of these colorful goodies!! I scraplifted myself a little bit by looking back at another baby card I created for another colleague a little while ago. So happy to have found some black mini Thickers during our last US trip... they're such a perfect touch here..

Again lots of layers here... love to work with 3d foam tape.. and of course the Cuttlebug Embossing folders are a perfect touch as well!

Oh... and I'm soooo sad... I broke the pen of my Orbis Circle cutter!!! This is already the 2nd one that broke (my sweet friend Janice gave me hers while visiting her back in November, thanks again sweetie!!.. but this one didn't last long either..). As most of you know I just CANNOT live without this tool!!!! I'm so so sad!!! Really have to take some time to look around on the internet to see if these are still available somewhere....  :-(

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day today!!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Mind's Eye challenge #20

A few weeks ago I found out that My Mind's Eye is hosting fun challenges on their blog. Soooo this week I decided to play along with Anam Stubbington's card sketch for My Mind's Eye challenge #20.. so much fun!!!

For this card I've been using some real old My Mind's Eye goodies... so happy I've my HUGE collection of scraps here (I call it my treasure box.. there's always something fun to find in there..haha).

Some glitter and a touch of bling everywhere... I'm not sure if it's visible.. but I even embossed the MME transparency with cute little hearts... Always wanted to try that.. and it worked out pretty well.. big YAY for me ;-)

You can still play along too if you want.. deadline is February 17th!

Thanks for your visit ;-)


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thinking of you...

I know it's been over a week since I've updated my blog.. so sorry about that!!! Buuuut.. I'm back with a bunch of 'fresh' cards!!! I've been playing with some scraps again this weekend.. finally some ME time.. something I was longing for soooo much!!

These old We R Memory Keepers papers where hidden on the bottom of my box of scraps... I was soooo happy when I saw these bright and fun papers popping up in there!!! I'm definitely looking forward to Spring.. I'm totally done with Winter.... I need warm weather.. and some sun please.. ;-) These fun colors really make me think of warm weather.. something I really need right now.. haha!

I know the basics of all of my cards are almost the same.. just can't help using the same things over and over again..although I really would love to challenge myself to use some other things for once... and dig into my stash to find all kinds of 'treasures' ;-). Sometimes I don't even remember buying some goodies.. haha.. I did challenge myself to use blue cardstock instead of white cardstock... and it worked out pretty well huh? ;-)

I'll be back with some more cards soon!!! Have a great Sunday everybody!! Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm still here... ;-)

Don't worry.. I'm still here.. ;-) Just been too busy to be able to upload some new creations.. sorry!!!

Found some old Urban Lilly papers in my stash the other day!!! So much fun!!! Created this quick & simple little card out of it.. Again not too happy how it turned out.. but that's ok.. hehe..

 I decided to emboss half of the patterned paper instead of the whole piece..and I used my Martha Steward punch for the lower border. I found out that adding some glitter to my Puffy Paint gives such a fun effect too!!!

Gotta run.. will be back soon.. I promiss!!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, January 21, 2011

You made my day - Card Patterns #98

I'm having so much fun playing along with all fun sketch challenges everywhere on the web!! This week I started with Card Patterns Sketch #98.. fun fun fun!!!! So happy to have my mojo back!!!

This is what I came up with....and yup.. I've been working with more OLD scraps (Dreamstreet papers). I also discovered some other Cuttlebug embossing folders in my drawer.. didn't remember I bought these a loooooong time ago.. such a fun surprise...hahahaha....

 And again some more details.. I've used the heart embossing folder here, some Puffy Paint dots, some stamples, pearls and a touch of glitter on the borders of the star... Totally looooove this colorcombo!!!

Gotta run.. hope to be back with some more 'fresh' cards soon!!!!!

Wishing you all a fun weekend.. and thanks again for stopping by!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Quick & Simple...

Sometimes I really have to challenge myself to create something quick & simple.... I always want to add so many details to my creations (sometimes a little TOO much..I know.. haha)...

Soooo for this card I grabbed some small pieces of patterned paper (old Junkitz papers) and a few embellishments... and voila.. my card was finished... really QUICK & SIMPLE ;-) I really love to work with bright colors... so I had to step outside my comfort zone a little bit here... buuuut I guess I'm kinda happy how this card turned out.. hehe...

Oh...this weekend I found out that one of my cards was featured on the Scrapbook Trends/Cards Blog, I'm so excited to see my little card popping up overthere..such a big surprise *blushing*.

Thanks again for stopping by!!!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch #97

And yup here I am again ;-)..... couldn't resist playing along with this weeks Card Patterns (Sketch #97)... not too happy with the result... buuuuut I'm happy I was able to finish my card right on time anyways... (deadline=today)

I've been diggin' in my pile of scraps again for this card and ended up using some more OLD Dreamstreet papers (such a great thing I kept all of these little pieces of scraps.. hehe). Soooo.. this is what I came up with.......  again a little little bling and glitter everywhere... ;-)

Here are some more details... can you see how much I love my Cuttlebug embossing folders?? hehehehe... (sorry for the bad pics.. it's so grey and dark outside..)

Wishing you all a great weekend!! Happy Scrappin'!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

CPS #200

It's been waaaaayyyy too loooooong since I've played along with some fun challenges posted on the different challenge blogs. Sooo.. this week I decided to give it a try... I started with sketch #200 posted at the CPS blog.

This is what I came up with...  I worked with some really OLD Dreamstreet Papers and for this colorcombo I was totally inspired by this card created by my sweet friend Ingrid Danvers (ok.. I've added some extra yellow to it.. but you know what I mean right? haha) (Since It's dark outside by the time I get home from work I haven't been able to take a good pic of this card.. hope it's clear enough ;-))

And this is the sketch we had to work with for this challenge. I created a fun '50' card out of it, since some people around me will be turning 50 in a little while.. that way I'll have at least 1 card ready for them.. hehe..

Sooo.. what are YOU working on at the moment?? Cards? Layouts? Other fun projects??? Can't wait to hear!

Gotta run....  Bye bye for now ;-)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Twinkle twinkle little star....

Yup... another card with a little star.. sorry ;-)

I've been digging up these old My Mind's Eye papers somewhere at the bottom of my scraps box.  So happy I kept all of these little pieces of paper over 5(!) years ago.. hehe...

Again I layered the 2 stars with 3d foam tape and added glitters to the borders of the small star. I've been hooked on using thread on my cards as well... so I wrapped some thread around the smallest star...
Love love love my sewing machine (without thread), my Cuttlebug embossing folders, my Martha Steward punch and my Puffy Paint.. can't live without these fun tools!! And of course I had to add a little bling to give it a finished look as well ;-)

I've been working on some other cards (from sketches) these past days. Having so much fun creating again! WOOHOO!!

Happy scrappin'!!