Sunday, September 14, 2014

For a good friend

Sometimes a card does means so much more than a text message or something. This weekend I found a friend that really deserved a card. Sometimes one jsut needs help and then it arrives from a total unexpected area. Well, that deserved a card. And this is what I came up with. 
I do not have a whole lot of inks so this is a combination of StazOn, Distress Ink and Colorbox pigment ink. But I do have twine, lots of twine...................... I could have wrapped the whole card in twine if I wanted to.

CS: Bazzill
Misc: twine

I am going ot have a busy week but hopefully will be able to some scrapping. Have a great week and thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Let's Scrap Sketch

I can not even recall the last time I got my photo's printed. The other day I was all set to have them transferred and then I decided I'd better get some older photo's scrapped before ordering any new ones. You should see the piles of pics I still have here. 

So to make a good start I started with some pics of my DS enjoying summer vacation week in our neighbourhood. I made this LO with this weeks sketch from Let's Scrap

CS: Bazzill
Stickers: Doodlebug
White pen: Signo Uniball
Misc: ribbon, sequins, foam letters

Title and journaling in Dutch. For the letters 'de' in my title I used the outline of the sticker sheet. That way you have twice as many stickers on your sheet (said the frugal scrapper.....)


Thanks for hopping by and remember: You still have until late Tuesday to enter the sketch at Let's Scrap

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another card

I have quit a few birthdays coming up and so cards always come in handy this time a year. For this one I participated in the Su-perchallenges. There was a card up for inspiration and the challenge was just to let the card inspire you. As for me, the blue and the flowers of the card inspired me to make this card. I needed another masculin card and I think I pulled it off. Well, hopefully......

CS: Bazzill
Twine: Divine Twine
Misc: Glitter spray
Again I used the glitter spray. Too bad you can not see it properly here. The pic really does not do it any justice. Somehow it now seems the card has all grey speckles on it. Mmmmhhhhh.....

Off to check out Let's Scrap to see what our DT did and hopefully will do a LO tonight.

Well, anyways, you get the point. Happy hump day all of you!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Let's Scrap challenge

Let's Scrap has had a huge make-over. We changed from a site to a blog but we are still the fun site we have always been. There's sketches, challenges and still a design team. Chriss was the one who kicked off our first challenge and I promised ot play. 
It is a recipe challenge which is one of my faves for sure. It gives you the freedom to be creative and I always love ot see how everyon makes somethingcompletely different with the same ingredients. 
This was the recipe Chriss gave us: 

Please make a card or layout with the following items included:

3 patterned papers
1 Sentiment (stamped or chipboard/sticker)
1 image (you do not have to hand color)
2 buttons
some twine.

And this is what I came up with:

CS: Bazzill
Freather Image: Oh So Lovely
Twine: Trendy Twine
Misc: Buttons

As you can see; the glue is still showing underneath the buttons. Did not want to wait long enough for it to dry...... But trust me: It dries completely clear! 

The challenge over at Let's Scrap is running until September the 18th so you still have enough time to play.

Have a great week! 

Mason jars, have to love them....

When we visited Canada last year I stacked my suitcases full with Mason Jars. Not the regular ones, but the ones with 'Canadian' on them. I filled met with socks, underwear and everything else that would fit in there to make sure they would survive the trip. They all did and are now used for storage in my studio. I filled them with buttons, flowers, spools, tins and even chandelier pendants. Love the way they look.

But one thing I never didand always wanted was to sort of decorate them. So this week I finally bought some supplies for that and got out my tin of vintage keys I scored on Ebay a while back. So with some twine, butlap, hemp cord, a door knop and keys I made it into the cutest jar ever. 

I started wih the lid. I did not have a full lid, only a ring with the loose lid in there so I started by glueing them together so it was transformed into an actual lid. Then I punched a hole in the middle with my biggest eyelet puncher (the old fashion one, you know, with the hammer ;) ) My advice: First punch the hole and then glue the pieces of the lid together, so much easier
At last I spray painted the lid white and added the knob. After that it was only a matter of decorating with the twine, burlap and the hemp cord.

I could call this a Pinterest challenge done since I have a Mason Jar board on Pinterest. Hhhhmmmmm, maybe I should look for a new challenge to do. But furst things first. I still have to start Chriss' challenge at Let's Scrap. Love recipe challenge and I do want to play.

Have a great Sunday!

Masculin card

I have told this before and will tell it again: I am not a card maker and not a stamp person. Though I do like to send home made cards to friends and family and so I struggle and figt with cards, sketches stamps and envelopes. not sure why I keep punishing myself here.

As for stamping techniques: I know how to heat emboss and how to layer stamps. I hate colouring stamps (digi or actual stamps) but I do like colouring in general. I would like to learn how to mask while stamping and how to use more than one colour on a stamp. 

Why this talking about techniques? At Red Rubber Inspirationals they were talking about techniques and I made a card with the only technique I really master: Layering. Though you might wonder if it is a rea technique or just a matter of stamp on stamp on stamp. Not sure and to be honest: I could not care less: I love how this card turned out. I planned to make a masculin card for a birthday and it looks pretty masculin to me. 

Misc: glitter spray, sequins

About the glitter spray: I use the cheapest glitter hair spray I can find. I have been using it for years and it works like a charm. The glitter is really fine and I also find it a great fixator for all media used. The spray can I buy only costs me ,99. Pretty good for a scrapbook supply, right?
The last two photo's are a bit crappy but I wanted to show you the effect of the glitter spray. Cool, isn't it? 

Have a great weekend!  


Friday, September 05, 2014

Keep on scrapping....

After my experience with cutting stamp material (see previous post) I thought it would be wise to do something I am capable of: Scrapping. 
I had these three photo's lying around on my desk for the longest time and yesterday, while browsing, I found the perfect sketch. This months sketch at My Creative Sketches

This is what I made:

CS: Bazzill
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Misc; sewing machine, washi tape, enamel stickers, date stamp

Now I should really start some household chores and stop being creative. And maybe (well, maybe) I'll try and cut some stamping material with my Silhouette again. Today it might work, you never know.....
Have a great Friday all!