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

giovedì 4 settembre 2014

Summer Reading

for Sognando Scrap Challenge 10

Special Occasion tag

submitted to Timbroscrapmania's challenge 99-Special Occasions

and to Storie di timbri, carta e... Challenge 8 Le fustelle

"Ask me how I know" Tip:
If you back the tip of the ribbon with washi tape (preferably of a similar color) the ribbon does not fray.

You can also stiffen the bakers' twine with some Glossy Accents  or Glue 'n Seal to keep it somewhat stiff.

venerdì 15 agosto 2014

SYS2 - Outline stamps

I did not like the whole piece I created so I cut out the areas I liked best in circles.

SYS 2 Graphic Stamps

This is not want i wanted to achieve but it was the best that I could do. I would love to get that clean and crisp graphic look but cannot get the inks to work for me. The Tim Holtz stamp has a retro smudged look to it and I think that i should have chosen something with cleaner and crisper lines.

lunedì 11 agosto 2014

Online Card Class Day 6

Here I tried using the "take away" method of coloring but ended up also adding color to the base of the flower.

detail of the bling

lunedì 4 agosto 2014

Online Card Class Day One

Great tips on today's Online Card Class. Here I tried to
use a background stamp and blend two colors -black and silver. Am not sure how well they actually blended. I wanted to try something in this color range for the background of my doddling cum stamping.

domenica 13 luglio 2014

Ribbon and shimmer

I really worked hard on this card but am not at all pleased with the final results. Too busy perhaps? I was aiming at making a card with glitter and ribbon that could also be used as a "guy" card:

First I took some gray card stock and made repeated stripes across it of various thicknesses, using ribbon, glitter, small beads, atamps and embossing powder to make my own background paper.

Next I took a Sizzix Star die cut as well as a Simon Says stamps star and hearts die strip to make stars from this paper. I repeated this step with plain orange cardstock to make one large star.

I made two stripes of glitter across the front of the card.

I then  completely covered the back of the card with a stamped stars -  from the Hero Arts "Operation write home" clear stamp set.

I took the larger star made from the glitter/ribbon paper, backed it with the orange star and glued it on the front of the card, and placed some of the smaller die cut stars on front of it. Afterwards, i stamped more stars onto the card front (one was double stamped). I placed some of the smaller die cut stars on top of them or placed them on their own. Lastly I stamped the sentiment onto lighter gray card stock and placed it behind the largest star. I traced over the sentiment with a clear Wink of Stella brush.

Some of the smaller stars from the Simon Says set were glued onto the stamped stars or placed on their own. Finally, lots of Glossy Accents to create a 3D effect to the glittered stripes.

Entered in
- Sognando Scrap Challenge 9 "Nastri e Lustrini" which i have loosely translated into Ribbon and Shimmer

 -Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Let's Be Clear"

-Simon Says Monday Challenge "Start from Scratch"

giovedì 12 giugno 2014

Sognando Scrap DT

Wow! Again, guest DT for Sognando Scrap. To be honest, I am not a big fan of
babydoll type stamps (lovers of Tildas, forgive me)...
so anyway, here goes:

Did I say that I am guest DT member for June on Sognando Scrap??????
Here is my card for the 8th challenge "Sognando il mare"
You can find Sognando Scrap at