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!