Wednesday, 31 March 2010

I 'm sorry

Can't believe March has gone. I haven't posted much this month, but I 've had a fortnight off work. And since my mom 's been over for her holiday, I have been recuperating from those 2 journeys in the middle of the night across to Belgium and back.
I've got a little card to share that I finished last night. I got a new printer from my DH and now I was able to scan a few images I had carefully kept. I bought Shrinkies a while ago with nice little girls on them. I didn't want to use them because I wanted to keep the images for further use.
Supplies: Smirk paper, corner punch, Hero Arts and Making Memories flowers, Glimmer Mist, Tsukineko ink, Copics, Shimmerz, Basic Grey brads, beadspacers, plastic beads, Papermania pearls and  Mark Richards crystal stickers, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Hero Arts sentiment.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Warmest wishes

Boy, oh, boy, have we had a monsoon?! Last night it started raining and you couldn't see anything outside. It was like a white sheet coming down. And this afternoon it started again at 4 o'clock.
I 've been hiding inside and I finished another little card. A sweet little Penny Johnson stamp, the little one is ready to go to her cozy little bed and before she goes she is sending you her warmest wishes.
It's a little gate-fold card cut, with the Wild Card -and all the little embellishments too-.
Supplies: K & Co Wedding paper, Hero Arts flowers, Glimmer Mist Sand, Bronze and Vintage Pink, Papermania pearls, Basic Grey and Autumn Leaves buttons, star from 99p store, lace from Hobbycraft, ribbon from Tesco. Image cut with Nestabilities and colored with Copics.
Goodnight everyone.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

2 hearts 1 love

Second post of today. I 'm posting this double LO for the Practical Scrappers blog.
The challenge is to use something you 've had for a year or more. Well, I can definetly had this K & Co paper a while. I bought a big wad of K & Co paper in 2006 or 2007 at the Bluewater shopping center. I 'm still using it, it seems to last forever. Also the pictures are from 2004 and I only finished my Scotland holiday scrapbook last year. Now I take far less pictures. Most of the times I drag my camera along and forget about it.
Don't know the exact place we were, but it is around the Ballachulish-Glencoe area.
I used the Plantin Schoolbook and Storybook cartridges, I 've had them also for more than a year now. I really do love working with the Cricut. My DH wants to by me a Gypsy for my birthday, but I want more cartridges... With the Gypsy it will be easier to see what I have and quicker to use them, I think.

So glad it's Spring

Aaah! Have you got that fresh feeling too? I 'm so happy when winter is over, daylight is just arriving as I wake up. I have so much more energy now. Bring it on!
The sun is shining today and the garden is loving it; the goldfinches and bluetits have been feeding and my anemones are eager to show their flowers. I hope they will open this week so my mom can see them before she goes back to Belgium.
I have made 2 Spring inspired cards, I cut out the cards with my new Wild Card  cartridge -a gift from my mom-. I love this cart, now I can make all shapes and sizes of card and always have a fitting envelope.
Mom bought me quite a few presents, because of my Birthday next Monday. This cute Mo Manning stamp had been on my list for a while. I love how she's soaking up the sun, just how I feel today.
Supplies: DCWV Spring stack, American Crafts flowers, Making Memories brad, Doodlebug  jewel , Woodware leaf punch, Tea dye Distress ink, Woodware circle and scalloped punch, Fiskars small oval punch, yellow ribbon from stash, Mo Manning stamp, Copics, clear embossing powder, Tsukineko ink, Hero Arts sentiment stamp.
The next card is very small, the height is 5", but it's really narrow. A little Tilda with her little budgie in it's cage. I kept the colors very "Springy".
Supplies: DCWV Spring stack, Prima flowers, Papermania pearls, Diamond Stickles, McGill branch punch, ribbon from Hobbycraft, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Fiskars small label punch, Pearl Glimmer Mist, Copics, Tsukineko ink.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


I have made a card for the Motivet blog. I always love working with their stamps. They have such lovely little characters. I still have a few that have not seen the ink yet, so it's on the to-do-list for 2010.
Of course I had to use some Basic Grey paper... I followed the sketch quite closely and only left out the bow. It would have made my card a little bit too full.
I love that McGill pine branch punch and had to Glimmer Mist the flowers of course. A lot of Distress inking too and blue gross grain ribbon from Paperchase. The sentiment is already printed on the ribbon from East of India. They do quite a bit of shabby chic/ organic? stuff and you can by their goodies at John Lewis.
No more crafting for me now until after the weekend. Got another 11.5 hour shift tomorrow and a twilight shift on Friday 'til 23:00. Then at 0:00 we'll be driving to Folkstone-Calais - Belgium, and back immediately the same Saturday morning, to pick up my mom. It's a 10 hour non-stop roundtrip with no night sleep. Ow, ow,...

Friday, 12 March 2010

Stuck together like glue

Hey there,
Just another Magnolia card I made. I didn't follow any sketch. Sometimes I can't be bothered and want to do my own thing. Now I wanted to use my newly purchased punches from Martha Stewart. I must say I do like the pansy border, it looks very lacy.
I'm not even going to write down the whole card recipe. Just enjoy the card. It's an image I have used quite a lot of recently.

Loch Tummel

Just posting some more LO of our 2004 Scotland holiday. I only finished this album in 2008 and even in 2009, I was still changing some of the pages I had done.
For these 2 pages I followed a strict LO and just rotated the LO to create the second page. Some of the stickers are Karen Foster design and I bought them during our holiday in Scotland.
For my page I used goodies that I already had in my stash, like peel-off stickers and Sakura gel-pens. I'm all ready to go. It was my DH who thaught me to fish. We use really light equipment and use artificial lures or spinners. My favourites are the Blue Fox Minnow spinners and Storm and DAM lures. I quite enjoy fishing, but it's got to be warm and sunny for me. We also catch and release our fish and will mostly fish for perch and pike. If you strike right, the fich is caught in the mouth and there is only minimal damage to it, because these 2 species have quite a bony lip (if you can call it that). My DH has shown me how to drill the fish until it's tired, so you don't need heavy gear and I can land the fish without a net and just a pair of gloves, even the pike. I never knew these fish were so beautiful.
We did not catch any fish on this particular afternoon, but we had a lovely time. There were birds of prey hunting on the other side of the loch and it was just a nice place to be with nobody else around. You could just loose yourself in nature, it was a holiday to remember.

Find joy everyday

I haven't posted for a while. I was too busy getting the garden tidy for Spring last week, so my days off work were consumed by re-potting and fertelizing.
I 've made a card for this weeks BBTB2 's challenge; the girl or boy from A Child's Year cartridge, but I'll enter it in 2 more challenges.
I've chosen for the boy, because most of the cards I make, have got girls on. So lets give the boys a chance. It's turned out a bit girly anyway. LOL.
I 've used several layers of card to cut all the different elements of the boy and flower. I have even tried to give his hair a bit of shape. The face and hand are coloured with Copic and the trousers and grass are sanded. I used a lot of Glimmer Mist on the hair and felt flowers. Those have been cut with Spellbinders from white felt and then sprayed and fastened with a Doodlebug velvet brad. I used different types of Stickles on the image and lime green Shimmerz on the punched out butterflies. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I also did some inking and added some faux-stitching on the card. The border punch is from Martha Stewart, the design paper is from We R Memory Keepers Nonsense collection and the card is from American Crafts (white), DCWV (light blue), Papermania (other colors).
I'm also entering this card on Practical Scrappers: white pens/markers and on Flutter By Wednesday: # 100, well that's something to shout about. They are having an open challenge, so mine has got the butterflies...
Thanks for visiting, will be back soon.