domenica 22 marzo 2015

Spring card!

This spring card has been entered in:

Lions and lambs...I hope eggs qualify as being a "critter" too.

Timbroscrapmania's 107th Challenge Ribbon and pearls

Really Reasonable Ribbon Bright Spring colors

Spring challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

This card was make on pink cardstock from my stash; IO striped background stamp with
Versamark embossing ink. Tim Holtz egg stamp on white bristol that was sprayed with Dylusions inks and stamped with a non-brand of herringbone stamp and Hero Arts Butterbar mid-tone inks.
The eggs were painte with Wink of Stella gold and given dimension with Glossy Accents. The raibbon and pearls are from the dollar store.

sabato 7 marzo 2015

April showers

Have been trying some new techniques with my Silhouette. Here I tried making a background using words and the sketch pens, together with a stamp from Mama Elephant's Up and Away and a stamp from Penny Black Garden which were colored with Copics. Ribbon and jewels from my stash.

Entered in:
 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Green"

Timbroscrapmania's Challenge "Anything goes"

Spring is coming on Storia di timbri, carta e.... 

Green-Challenge 142 at Loves Rubberstamps

domenica 1 marzo 2015

Gesso and Distress Ink Background

                             Another background using gesso, stamps and Distress Inks

Entered in:
 Timbroscrapmania Challenge 106  Anything Goes 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge No Rules 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

lunedì 2 febbraio 2015

Velveteen stamping

What a great stamping technique they showed us on Online Card Classes.
Instead of a card, I made a picture for my colleague. You can see on the close up  how the velveteen techniques makes it seem like the cat has stripes.

domenica 1 febbraio 2015

Still More backgrounds

Making backgrounds

I am taking a great online card class ( One class was dedicated to making backgrounds so I did some experimenting stamping with clear gesso, white gesso, and embossing paste. Here are some of the results.

                                                   entered in Sognando Stamp Valentine's Day

giovedì 8 gennaio 2015

New Year's Eve project

I wanted my guests to have a special present for New Year's Eve so I made etched glasses for each one. That way they could use their own glass all evening long and then take it home as a gift.
Made with various fonts on my SIL and the Glass Etching Starter Kit. This was the first time I have done glass etching and was relatively pleased with the results.

entered in Sognando Scrap 2015 challenge
entered in Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge Something New

lunedì 29 dicembre 2014

Bow It All

I just love my new Bow It All from Zutter which I recently purchased.
It makes teensy-weensy bows and huge ones. Pefect, every time.

this Christmas pin measures 4 cm.

Entered in "Christmas Magic" Challenge 14 of Sognando Scrap
and in
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge "Anything goes"

lunedì 3 novembre 2014

Christmas Cards

This is one of my Christmas cards from last year. Not fast to replicate however because of the coloring and fussy cutting.

domenica 2 novembre 2014


entered in SSS Wednesday Challenge

lunedì 27 ottobre 2014

Trick or Treat

A card for my friend who was born on Oct. 31st. 

 a detail...........................

entered in:
Timbroscrapmania's challenge 103
and in
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge Treats

sabato 25 ottobre 2014

Card for Bob

Entered in I love Promarkers Challenge "No Patterened Paper"

I just adore this Lawn Fawn Stamp

martedì 21 ottobre 2014

Feeling Orange

Maybe it's fall, maybe because I work with so many Dutch people, but I like using the color orange in this period...Or is it Halloween????

Entered in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

domenica 19 ottobre 2014

Orange and brown-fall colors

Fall colors--- Orange, brown and a bit of yellow and green.

entered in: -Really Reasonable Ribbion Challenge 105  
and in Simon Wednesday challenge  Color co-ordinates 
and a second try for Sognando Scrap Poesia di Autunno
Timbroscrapmania's Challenge Blog

sabato 18 ottobre 2014


I spent ages on this card--and it alas does not show. Am not pleased. :(
It does not somehow fit together.

I wanted to use the small pumpkin stamp I have and combine it with the small cat stamp. (love that little guy) Found both of them at a street fair. They are strange stamps because they have velcro on the back. Have never seen them anywhere else.

I have entered this in Timbroscrapmania's "Fall is in the air" challenge
and in Sognando Scrap "Poesia di autunno"

martedì 30 settembre 2014

Copic Marker for Card Makers Day 5- Critters

                                      oops. it is day 6---had fun with the critter techniques

lunedì 29 settembre 2014

Copic Markers - Day One --take two

getting better???? hmmm. not sure

Copic Markers Day One - take one

My notes on methods and procedures have been covered up as I thought that it was not appropriate to publish them on my blog. You gotta take the course!

domenica 14 settembre 2014

Window Card

Not very happy with this attempt at a multi-window card. Need to work more on this!

entered in Challenge 100 of Timbroscrapmania's Challenge blog- Back to School

venerdì 12 settembre 2014

Anything goes...

a watercolor background for the card-Anything goes Challenge