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

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.