Friday, February 27, 2009

A little workshop..and a challenge....

A little while ago I was contacted by Marinette from Rue du Scrap in France to create a step by step workshop especially for the members of their forum!!! So exciting!! Of course I couldn't resist to do this!!!

Of course I want to share this workshop with you too..and I'd love to challenge YOU to create a card following this workshop, post it on your blog or somewhere else and be sure to post a direct link to your entry in the comments section of this post at latest on Monday March 16th!!! I'll pick one random winner on Tuesday March 17th who will receive a fun fun card RAK.

Needed: Piece of white cardstock in any size you want, different pieces of patterned paper, 1 circle of patterned paper, 1 handcut flower, 1 clear button, a piece of floss, a rubon/sticker, 2 flowers, 2 safety pins, some jewels/rhinestones, staples, Puffy Paint (or another kind of 3d paint), distress ink, glitters and if possible a sewing machine to stitch without thread on the borders of the cardstock and patterned paper.

Distress the borders of the patterned paper shapes and cardstock with distress ink (and create holes in them with your sewing machine if you want)

Get the piece of white cardstock in front of you and fold it in half, cut off a small strip of the front of the card and adhere a small strip of pink patterned paper inside the card (as shown)

Adhere the pieces of patterned paper (as shown) and add the patterned paper circle to the lower right part of the card. (I’ve also added some white 3d dots around the circle)

- Take the handcut flower & clear button in front of you.
- Put some diamond glaze on the clear button and add some glitters to the glue to give it a glittery look.
- Add floss through the holes of the button

- Start layering your flower now by starting with a small circle of patterned paper (or a sticker) and then the clear button.

Add the layered flower to the card (as shown, on the upper right part of the card).. and adhere your card title/text to the circle (or where ever you want).

Adhere some flowers to the the circle (as shown) and add a jewel to the ‘heart’ of the flowers.

- Add little dots of puffy paint on the petals of the flower
- Add 2 stickpins to the clear button
- Add some staples to give it a finished look
- Distress the borders of the card with some black distress ink


Happy Scrappin'!!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Playing with scraps

So... what do you do with your scraps? Do you leave them on your desk to collect dust or do you simply put them far away in a box or something like that?

Well, I'm having loooots of fun playing with these little leftover papers.. which resulted in the following 2 cards.

This first card is created with scraps from THIS layout:

More details....
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned paper: American Crafts, Floss: DMC, Jewels/stars: Hotfix, Rubons: Melissa Frances, Flower: Prima, Button: Autumn Leaves, Embossing: Cuttlebug embossing folders, Other: stickpins, 3d paint, ink, sewing machine, staples.

This 2nd card is created with scraps from my previous post:

Here's a better look at it....
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, Bracket: Making Memories, Sequin & Jewels: Doodlebug, Floss: DMC, Chipboard: American Crafts, Embossing: Cuttlebug embossing folders, Other: Stickpin, ink, staples

Ok.. that's it for today... gotta run.... (BTW.... talking about running.. I'm still doing it girls.. YEAH! I'm so proud of myself.. never thought I'd actually like it...hehe! YAY me!!!)

Thanks again for stopping by!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pretty princess.. and a crop night

This months SPOTLIGHT item for the wijDUS blog is...... BLING! If there's something the wijDUS girls are totally addicted to it’s blingbling looots of bling.. ha! Or better known as HOTFIX or rhinestones. Behind the scenes we've send hundreds of emails back and forth about this subject and not too long ago we ordered a bulk of these yummy blingies together (which is also a lot cheaper..hehe).

Here's my layout with blingies everywhere (I've even adhered them to my brads.. and it's so much fun to layer them!!)... Pictures: my little niece Demi.

And here's a better look at it..
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, Bling: Hotfix, Heidi Swapp, Doodlebug & unknown, Flowers: Prima, Brads & Sequins: Queen&Co, Chipboard: American Crafts, Buttons: unknown, Sticker: My Little Yellow Bicycle, Floss: DMC, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Other: bracket, 3d paint, sewing machine, stickpins, ink.

Then on Friday I've had a fun crop night together with Peggy and Revlie. Unfortunately time went by waaaay too fast... and since we had so much to chat about we didn't do too much scrapbooking (what's new.. ha!). Thanks again for the fun girls!!!

That's it for today!! Have a great week!!!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

CPS 103 and 2Sketches4You

Yup.. I've had more fun playing along with all fun challenges that are being posted on different sites!!!

I got totally inspired when I saw the latest sketch (#103) at
CPS (card positioning system). So this is my take on their challenge...

Here's a better look at it.. see that biiiig jewel? Yum yum yum... Luuuuve it... hehe... (patterned paper: KI Memories)

And couldn't resist to create a card with Kazan's sketch #20 at
2Sketches4you (I also challenged myself to use some other colors than PINK.. hehe...) (patterned paper: Luxe Designs)

Some more details.... (yup.. more felt... totally addicted.. hehe)

That's all for today.. hehe.. I'll be back with a new layout soon!

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet sweet comments!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2Sketches4You & Card*a*Licious

Just couldn't resist playing along with some fun card challenges this past weekend!!! (which made me use a loooot of my scraps.. YAY)

This first one is created with this weeks bonus sketch by Julie Campbell at 2Sketches4You:

Some more details (I'm so in love with this little butterfly.. hehe):
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned Paper: Dreamstreet, Bling: unknown, Button: Autumn Leaves, Safety Pin & Photo Anchor: Making Memories, Floss: DMC, Rubons: Crate Paper, Puffy Paint: Tulip, Other: circle cutter, sewing machine, ink, staples.

And this 2nd one is for the latest challenge at Card*a*Licious (they've challenged us to create a Thank You card by using felt, pink and some kind of stitching).. soo.. here's my take on it (BTW.. my camera did something strange with the pink color on this card.. dunno what happened.. IRL it's really different.. hehe..):

Here's a better look at it. It's the first time that I've used felt on my creations.. and I luuuuuve it!!! (yup..another addiction is born.. hehe)
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Button: Autumn Leaves, Bling: unknown, Puffy Paint: Tulip, Rubons: Melissa Frances, Other: sewing machine, ink, staples, felt.

Thanks again for stopping by..enjoy the rest of your week!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

WijDUS sketch of the month

It's the 15th of the month.. time for our Sketch of the Month at the wijDUS blog!!!

We've chosen to work with this awesome sketch by our own Peggy.
Here's my take on the challenge.. totally loved working with this's so versatile.. you can use it to inspire you.. but you can also flip it upside down..

A better look at it...

There are so many possibilities for this sketch. You can even use it to create cards.. so that's what I did also (sorry for the bad pictures.. the weather is so grey overhere at the moment)!!!

Another better look at it...
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned paper: Heidi Grace (layout), American Crafts (card), Jewels: Doodlebug & unknown, Buttons: Autumn Leaves, Rubons: Melissa Frances & Heidi Grace, Floss: DMC, Flowers & snowflakes; Making Memories, Chipboard: American Crafts, Other: Cuttlebug embossing folders, Circle Cutter, Staples, 3d paint, white marker, sewing machine.

Don't forget to check out the wijDUS blog to see what the other girls did with the sketch! Can't wait to see what you come up with.. have fun playing along!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thanks again for stopping by!


Friday, February 13, 2009

More Buzz & Bloom...

It's weekend again.. yaaaaaayyyy!!! We've no real plans these upcoming days so I hope to have some ME-time again... YAY!!!

The Buzz and Bloom DT has been challenged to do something with our 2009 resolutions... I always set up resolutions in the beginning of the year.. but somehow I never manage to do anything with them... This year I decided that my only goal would be to take better care of my handmade cards (easy huh?..hehe). I used to pile them up in my drawer.. so they were getting dusty and they were easily damaged...

Sooo.. I came up with an idea to create a box especially for my cards... (This box also would be such a fun gift for someone.. so I might end up giving it away.. hehe..) I started with a blank cardstock box which I've covered with all kinds of patterned paper.

Here's a closer look, you can see that I've used the negative pieces of the CB Lava Lamp Chipboard shapes which I've painted white with acrylic paint, then I've covered the pieces with glitter and I added a little jewel to each of the pieces as well.

I've started decorating the top of the box with a CB Lava Lamp chipboard shape which I've painted white with acrylic paint.Then I've covered the whole shape with white glitter. The next step was adding some paper flowers with the hearts of the MIR Love & Kisses: XOX on top of it.

I've used the CB ABC: Urban Alphabet for the title on the box. The chipboard letters are painted black with acrylic paint and then covered with diamond glaze to give it a shiny look.

With this box I'm sure I'll take better care of my handmade cards, and it will definitely be a fun present to give away sometimes... (be sure to check out what the other DT girlies came up with on the Buzz and Bloom BLOG)

Thanks for stopping by.. and don't forget to come back on Sunday to see my newest layout for the wijDUS blog!!! (BTW.. you still have time to play along with our latest challenge!)


Monday, February 9, 2009

A layout....and my scraproom!!

Our weekend has passed by waaay too fast.. we've had so many things to do.... it was gone in a blink of an eye (unfortunately) Yesterday I did manage to do some scrapbooking in between all things we had planned... and I ended up with this layout with some more pictures of our winter wonderland walk from a few weeks ago.

Here's a closer look at it...

And some details....
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil Basics, Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Rubons: Making Memories, Buttons: Autumn Leaves, Floss: DMC, Chipboard: Heidi Swapp, Flowers: Prima, Tag & stick pin: Fancy Pants, Jewels: Doodlebug, Glitz & unknown, Other: Dymo, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Puffy Paint, black ink, sewing machine, circle cutter.

Remember I told you about my interview in Creatief met foto's from my previous post?? Well you can find a picture of me in my scraproom in there as well..... still cannot show you the whole article but I guess it's ok to show you the picture here on my blog to give you a peek into my room (yup.. it's a biiiig mess... I'm totally aware of that.. haha)

BTW.. if you're looking for cute buttons and other embellies.. don't forget to check out Tessa-Ann's Etsy shop.... I just ordered some yummie goodies from her together with my sweet friend Mireille... we just can't wait to get these beauties in our little hands.. hehe...
Have a great week!!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Playing with scraps.. and a TOOT

YAAAY.. it's weekend again!!! First of all I'd like to wish my sweet friend Janice a Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope you're day is being great until so far sweetie!!! See you in April! XOXO

I've been playing with some more scraps this past week.. and here's what I came up with:

Here's a closer look at it..
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned Paper: Glitz, Rub ons: Melissa Frances, Button: AUtumn Leaves, Glitter & paper Frills: Doodlebug, Flowers: Prima, Safety pin: Making Memories, Floss: DMC, Ink: Ranger, Rhinestones: Kaisercraft, Other: stickpins & sewing machine

Besides this I'm having a biiiig TOOT to share with you.. I've been interviewed by Creatief met Foto's (a Dutch scrapbooking magazine).. so exciting...the magazine came out this week and the article (4 pages) turned out so great *blushing* (but I'm a bit shy as well to see my pictures up that big... haha) Unfortunately I can't show you the wole article yet.. but I guess it's ok to show you a little tumbnail of the first page...

Gotta run.. (yup.. life can be so hectic sometimes.. pff..). I've been working on a little step by step workshop last weekend.. I'll try to post it here asap!!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More Winter Wonderland....

Remember THESE "Winter Wonderland" pictures which we took about 3 weeks ago? Well, this weekend I finally managed to play with these pictures.

Happily I was able to find the perfect papers (Heidi Grace) and goodies for this layout... here's what I came up with:

Here's a closer look at it.
I couldn't resist playing with some scraps as well.. so here's a matching card to go with the layout.. hehe...
Here's a closer look at it:

Wishing you all a great week!!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

First challenge!!

I'm so we're launching our first challenge at the wij DUS blog!!!

This first challenge is all about TIME. What does it mean it to you? You can think of something in your past, a week in your life, a moment in time that means a lot to you or just an altered clock. Check out our BLOG for more information and to see what the rest of the girls have created!! (it's in English and Dutch) This past week all girls have been introduced on the blog as well..

Here's what I came up with.. a layout about my niece's first birthday back in November.. Journaling reads: time is flying by so fast.. 1 year old already..

Here's a closer look at it..

And some details...
Supplies: cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned paper: Glitz, Buttons: Autumn Leaves, Jewels: Doodlebug, Glitz & unknown, Flowers: Prima, Floss: DMC, Rubons: Melissa Frances & unknown, Tag: Making Memories, Chipboard: American Crafts (glitter), Heidi Swapp (orange), Magistical Memories (arrow) Sequins: Queen & Co, Other: 3d paint, sewing machine, white marker.

Thanks again for stopping by and for your lovely comments!!!!