Sunday, September 26, 2010


Here is a quick card for the smART-word challenge, I think this stamp is Lilly of the Valley, he is a real cutey. The card was quick because he was already coloured in and just waiting to be put on a card. I know a lot of people choose their papers then colour their images which is a most sensible thing to do, but I like to sit and colour while I watch a movie and I figure with the amount of paper I have I am sure to have something that matches hehehe.

Be You

Hehehe no posts for ages then 2 in one day, this is for the Stampotique challenge, I seriously love their punky funky stamps. The words on here came from a sheet of scrapbook paper and it says Be You its the very best thing you can be.

StampTV colour challenge STVCOLORJANICE3

Oh my goodness it has been ages since I have posted anythig, been mega busy with some Birthday invitations and other little projects, but here is my latest StampTV colour challenge entry. I hope you like it,

Monday, August 2, 2010

One Layer Wednesday 14

Oooh quite excited, this is my first attempt at a One Layer Wednesday, I do love the Simplicity blog and it is jammed packed with beautiful cards. My main problem with this card are the lines of bubbles, I am not 100% convinced they are straight but hey ho it was fun to do.

Yellow Baby and Bunny

This is a cute but not too cutesy baby card that I have made for this weeks StampTV sketch challenge. I love my Copic pens so much, they make colouring a easy as pie. I was watching a movie over the weekend and in one part the leading lady had to decide what she would grab if her apartment was on fire and she had only 60 seconds. I am ashamed to admit it would be my Copic pens. Have great day.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Inking a Cuttlebug Folder

Hehehe this is the last one I promise, this background turned out so lovely but unfortunately I have struggled to get a good picture, too much shimmer on everything I think. Also I used a silver pigment ink which looks stunning but takes forever to dry.

Reversed Nestabilities

Here is another card for the GinaK guest designer spot, I used my scor-pal to create the background I also tried the woodgraining technique which I think I will need to practice a bit but I did use the card as the bottom part of the reversed Nestabilities frame.

Baby Wipe Inkpad

Ok here is another card for the GinaK guest designer spot, I used baby wipes as an inkpad for this one. This was the first time I have tried this and really liked the results.

GinaK Guest Designer August

Oooh very excited, its time for a GinaK guest designer to be chosen for August, the challenge is to use a favorite StampTV technique/s along with their stamps. The standard of entries is very high this month but it is such fun to play along that I could not resist, also the Botanicals set arrived in the mail on Friday so its a lovely excuse to play. The difficulty is finding a favorite technique, I think I will be doing a number of cards for this.
First up is this one using the Kissing technique. It is not so easy to see but I had kissed the stamps with the script in the botanicals set.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lady In Red

Another quick card for a StampTV sketch challenge, I had already coloured this image so just needed to mount it (thanks Kathy for letting me stamp a load of images last week, you are the best). I do think every woman should have a stunning red dress at some point in their lives, I had one at about 18, every time I wore it something happened, I either met someone amazing or had the best evening possible, I still have it packed away in a box somewhere, it wouldn't fit now but I think it would be back in fashion hehehe.

Ahoy Matey

Here is a cute card for the Stamp TV colour challenge (Aqua and Red). I'm loving that pirates are so popular at the moment, I have always had a thing for boots and ruffled shirts hehehe.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One Layer Christmas Card

Well here it is, this is my first attempt at one layer cards, and I am really pleased with how it turned out. I was very nervous to stamp directly onto the base card and kept stamping on scraps of paper, then I gritted my teeth and did it, I hope you like the end result. This was totally inspired by Simplicity.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stamp TV Inspire4 Challenge

Here is my entry for the above challenge, I took the colours from the picture but the main design comes from another blog called Simplicity which is jam packed with the most beautiful cards, I have spent most of the weekend dipping in and out of this blog and I will be trying to do some one layer cards (although its kinda scary, I have always stamped and layered, its more forgiving). I hope you like it. Hmm I can't seem to create a link, getting an error message in Dutch which is beyond my abilities to translate so will have to wait for my lovely man to come home and translate it for me. So here is the address for Simplicity

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stemplestudio Challenge - June

This is my entry for the above challenge, the theme being 'passed' and I hope they will forgive me for using English stamps as I have no Dutch word stamps at the moment, it is very similar to a previous card I posted a few weeks ago, but I have decided to try and use up all my bits and pieces as I generally make enough for 2 or 3 cards just in case but then only make one hehehe.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

StampTV Challenge stvinspirebt3

Here is my card for the above challenge, sigh its not a straight as I would have liked and I was definately having an off stamping day, took 4 attempts on the small middle panel, hehehe well we all have days like that.

Monday, June 21, 2010

SmART-Word Challenge - Ribbon

This card is for the SmART-Word Challenge for June and the word is Ribbon, I made this with a particular 5 year old in mind and in her world there can never be enough pink or glittery bits.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 68

Here is my entry for the Card Patterns Sketch 68, I'm not sure that you can see the vellum very well and I really must learn to take better pictures hehehe.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Favorite Summer Memory

Gina K of StampTV has set this challenge, So, what is your favorite summer memory?

I remember when I was 6 or 7 we went to Jersey, it was one of the hottest summers ever (do they always seem hotter looking back?) We escaped to the air conditioned cinema for a few hours, my dad and brother saw Journey to the center of the Earth or something like that, but mum took me to see Bambi. I did cry but I loved that movie, in fact I love all the Walt Disney movies. Every time I look at Tami Mayberry's set of Fairy Tales stamps the mushroom always makes me think of Disney, so here is my card. I know there was no frog in Bambi but I had to add him in because I love him hehehe.

StampTV stvinspbt2 Challenge

Here is my card for the above StampTV challenge, coloured with Copic pens, I love these pens so much as they make it very easy to produce great results.

Monday, June 14, 2010

StampTV stvsketchms2

Well I know its been a little while since I posted but I broke my little guillotine and was completely lost, my local shop did not have one that I liked so I had to go further a field an then order one, it is amazing how much I used it. But back in business now so here is a new card for the above StampTv challenge.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stamp TV challenge STVSCVD13

Another quick post for a StampTV challenge, I am trying to get ahead of myself with them so I'm not rushing around on the last day to get something completed, well that's the plan so lets see if it works hehehe.

StampTV challenge sketch stvsketchms1

A quick sketch challenge card coloured with copics.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

StampTV Inspire25 challenge

The challenge was for something that makes you think of summer, well I once spent a delightful afternoon with my bff sitting in my garden enjoying the sunshine and a bottle of wine, we then decided to hit the shops hehehe, I bought an orange skirt, the first orange item in my wardrobe and probably the last as well, everytime I think of that day I can't help but smile.

Monday, May 31, 2010

StampTV Challenge GKMay10LM

This card was for a StampTV challenge GKMay10LM, the challenge was to cover the main image with something, I have covered mine with clear embossing powder, really like how it turned out, this was stamped on a thin card and heat embossed from underneath which seems to give a smoother finish.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

This card was for the StampTV sketch challenge GKMay10TM, hope you like it.

This card is for the StampTV challenge GKMay10DB which was to use red, blue and yellow. This is another The Greetings Farm stamp, Im loving their stamps.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

StampTV colour challenge stvcctg13

Here is my entry for the colour challenge, which was burgundy, metallic gold and white. The stamp is from The Greeting Farm and is called Me Time Anya, I got this from Polka Dot Crafts who is run by two lovely ladies who are so generous with their time, inspiration, knowledge etc so please do have a look at their web site. As one of these lovely ladies is my best friend who has stood by me through thick and thin I am completely biased in their favour hehehe.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 65

Here is my entry for this weeks Card Patterns Sketch, the stamps used are We R Memory Keepers Guitar Hero, i'm not 100% happy with this as I feel it needs something more but nothing I tried look right.

StampTV challenge stvbpsls12

The 'blast from the past' challenge this week on Stamp TV was paper piecing, I used a fabulous stamp from Clarity Stamps, a girl can never have enough shoes right? I hope you like it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

StampTV sketch challenge stvscvd12

This card has been made with the Fairy Tales stamps from StampTV for this weeks sketch challenge. I love this little frog so much. He is such a cute chap. He was inspired by a visit to Blijdorp zoo on Monday, there was one enclosure with very high fences, all I could see were some frogs, it crossed my mind that the frogs couldn't jump that high and how dangerous could they be??? It turns out that the enclosure is for the tigers but they were sleeping in the shade where I could not see them hehehe.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

smART-Word Challenge May 2010

The smARt word for May was 'flower', hmmm where to start with creating a card, I have so many different flower stamps that it has taken me ages to decide, but here it is. I stamped the flower 4 times, twice on cream and twice on the patterned paper, I layed the first three, slightly offsetting them, then cut out some of the petals on the last cream layer. A very simple design for the card layout, but that is kind of me all over. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hero Arts Club May 2010

This card is to be submitted against the Hero Arts Club monthly challenge under the Graduation theme. Unfortunately a load of my Hero Arts stamps are still in the UK waiting to be shipped but I did us the "You Did It" from the Everyday Sayings set.

Stamp TV Colour Challenge STVCCTG12

This is my card for this weeks Stamp TV Colour Challenge, the colour's being red, white and blue. The ribbon idea was from here and it is so easy to do and adds such lovely dimension, thank you Ashley for the tutorial.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch No 64

Well this is my first foray into Blogdom, I have made this card for the Card Patterns Sketch No. 64 challenge. The main image is a paperartsy stamp and I have used a lot of the Tim Holtz Distress inks, I have had a lovely afternoon but oh my goodness I do get ink everywhere hehehe.