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Monday, 14 April 2014

Swinging Chicks

Good morning all,

A quick post this morning, as I have a busy work week ahead of me. Extra days off are great,  but they do cut into the time I have to complete work tasks!

The new challenge at Ooh La La is 'Spring/Easter" this week and I decided to make a gift box for Easter (Pasen is the Dutch word for Easter), perfect for some Easter-theme sweets! As usual, I went for an image from the Yesterday's Memories CD, still my favourite! This one's actually from the bonus folder and called Baby Chicks. Here's my box:


I am wondering what you can do with this theme, looking forward to see your creations!



Monday, 31 March 2014

Baby's Journey

Good morning all!

Did you have a fun weekend? As predicted, I spent mine sniffing on the couch, but feeling a bit better now so I'm on the way to recovery! I even managed to make this lovely card, perfect for a boy or girl me thinks. What a coincidence that this fortnight's theme @ Ooh La La is "FOR A CHILD" then eh? ;) I've used an image and papers from the Shawn Jenkins Collection CD, such a fun CD with both an 'everyday' and Christmas/Winter section.


Materials
* Baby's Journey image and DPs from the latest CD (Shawn Jenkins Collection)
* Coredinations Retro Mod Squad CS scraps for the extra clouds
* Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique Paper Lace Doily
* Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
* Button and twine from stash

If you have any new projects suitable for our challenge theme, why not link up and join the fun? Hope to see you there!

Challenges:
* Delightful Challenges (Out Like a Lamb) 2-4
* Crafty Calendar (Animal Antics) 2-4
* Open-minded Challenges (Animal Antics) 11-4
* Creative Corner (Rainbow) 3-4
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Rainbow) 3-4
* Crafting When We Can (For a Child) 12-4
* The Squirrel and the Fox (Inspired by a Book) The Bible 3-4
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes) 5-4
* The Sisterhood of Crafters (Animals) 6-4
* Craft Room Challenge (Transport) 31-3

Friday, 28 March 2014

Easter Release

Evening all!

Has the weekend started for you all yet? Mine certainly has, although I will probably spend in on the couch feeling all sorry for myself because I caught the flu! Great......actually this WAS perfect timing for once, as I just finished my scrapbook of our holiday to New York last year (yay!) and this lovely card:


The reason I am showing you this card today, is because the image I used is part of the Treasured Times New Release for Easter, there's a whole bunch of cute new images to choose from; some specifically for Easter, others less so. To celebrate this new release, our fearless leader Jody is offering some fantastic prizes; 10 prizes of one of the new release images! More information on the Inspirational Blog and our Facebook page.


Materials:
* Emo Angel (designed by Jehanne Silva-Freimane), coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique Paper Lace Doily
* Papermania Summer Bloom DP
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Washi tape around the image (what a nightmare, it kept getting unstuck!)
* Brads from stash

Challenges:
* Kaboodles Doodles (Dreaming of Spring) 29-3
* Cupcake Inspirations (Garden) 29-3
* Pile It on (Pretty Hair) 29-3
* Whoopsi Daisy (Welcome Spring) 30-3
* 4 Crafty Chicks (Spring) 1-4
* ABC Challenge (H is for Hair) 30-3
* Stampin' for the Weekend (Spring Colours) 10-4
* A Creative Romance (Spring Flowers) 11-4
* Created with Love (Girly) 29-3
* Sassy Studio (Pretty Pastels) 2-4

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pop Your Clogs Off

Hi all,

A short post this time, as I'm overflowing with work at the moment. Today I have a male birthday card to share with you, I made this for my uncle who is a farmer, so very familiar with clogs ;) It's perfect for this week's challenge over @ Fab 'n Funky, which is 'BOYS TO MEN'. Hope you can complete some male projects and join our party!




Materials:
* Studio Light image, DP and sentiments
* Prima Reflections DPs
* Crafters Companion Embossing board
* Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Star brad from stash

Challenges:
* Bloggers Challenge (Happy Birthday)
* Craft for the Craic (Something Green)
* Fussy & Fancy (Birthday)
* Card a Day (Baby, Spring, Congratulation, Easter) I've gone with the Congralutions theme
* Flat Friends (Cards 4 Men)
* Scrap It Girl (Birthdays)
* Sunflower Field (Birthdays and/or Flowers)
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Include some Green/St Patrick's Day)
* Pile It On (For a Guy)
* Kaboodle Doodles (Use Green)

Monday, 17 March 2014

Tea for One

Hi all!

I hope you all had a nice weekend, mine was lovely having spent it visiting my parents and enjoying each other's company. It's always a tiring weekend, as I need to travel for several hours to get there and back, but worth it!

As usual, another challenge is starting today @ Ooh La La, themed "FOR A SPECIAL LADY". I used this challenge to make a Mothers' Day card for my MIL, as the UK Mothers' Day is coming up soon; in the Netherlands we don't celebrate it until May. I managed to use up a last bit of lace I had lying around, always so satisfying when that happens, don't you think?


Materials:
* Ooh La La Teatime image & DPs from the Yesterday's Memories CD
* K&Co Ancestry DPs, edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* CartUs Scalloped Oval die
* Hot Off the Press You're Tea-rrific sentiment stamp
* Lace from stash

Challenges:
* Cute Card Thursday (Girls, Girls, Girls)
* Rhedd & Rosie's (Aged/Distressed) I've used Distress Ink
* Polkadoodle (Mum's the Word)
* Bearly Mine (One for the Girls)
* Card & Scrap (Ribbon and/or Lace)
* Seemacraft (Something for Mum)
* Cupboard Trilogy (Mothers)
* Freshly Brewed (Sketch or Photo Inspiration) I've used the photo to inspire the card's theme
* Gem of a Challenge (Mother's Day/Female Birthday/Special Lady)
* Ladybug Crafts (Anything Goes)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Tea Party

Good evening everyone!

A scheduled post from me this time, as I am visiting my parents this weekend,but wanted to share with you that a new challenge has started today @ Treasured Times, again with the theme of "LAYERING". I've used a Christine Young image of Paper Nest Dolls fame this time, you can find here. While digging in my stash I also found this fun sentiment stamp, which worked perfectly with this card I think! Hope to see your lovely creations at the challenge :)


Materials:
* Teddy's Tea Party digi by Christine Young, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Echo Park A Walk in the Park &  Papermania Birdsong DPs, plus some scraps
* MS Doily Lace punch
* Washi Tape, Flowers from stash
* Hot Off the Press You're Tea-rrific sentiment stamp

Challenges:
* Flourishes (It's a Wash) Yellow Chevron Washi tape
* Digi Sketch Challenge (Cute)
* Digi Choosday (All About the Girl)
* As You Like It (Favourite colour medium & Why) Spectrum Noirs, love the colouring results, the price and that you can refill the pens!
* Aud Sentiments (Anything Goes)
* CCEE Stampers (Snacks)
* Cute Card Thursday (Girls, Girls, Girls)
* MilkCoffee (At least 2 Flowers)
* Crafter's Cafe (Flowers)
* Hobbybook (Make It Girly)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

It's a Heat Wave!

Good morning all!

Well, the carnival festivities are over and that means normal life resumes once again here in the south of the Netherlands. That also means I'm expected back at work, so no more full days of crafting for me, boooooh! I love my work really, but it's just so nice playing around the crafty desk all day long once in a while that makes me a little reluctant to go back to work.

Anyway, Wednesday again, so that means another challenge @ Fab 'n Funky. Our lovely teamie Shirley has chosen the theme this week and it is "HEAT STROKE". So get out your hot and/or summery images and play along! We are sponsored this week by Doodle Pantry, who also allowed the DT to play with some of their images. I chose to use a pre-coloured image, Bird Bath Joy, but they also have the same image uncoloured. Such a wonderful image and after all, what's nicer during a hot summer's day then to cool off?



Materials:
* Doodle Pantry Bird Bath Joy, pre-coloured image
* Prima Prima Bella & Echo Park For the Record DPs
* Forest Moss Distress Ink
* Button and pearl from stash

Hope you like the theme and will get inspired by all the creations from the DT girls, have a look here to see for yourself!

Challenges:
* Card Makin' Mamas (Stack It Up)
* Pattie's Creations (Spots & Dots)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Nature)
* Crafty Sentiments (Spots or Dots)
* Top Tip Tuesday (3, 5 or 7) 3 colours, 3 DPs, 3 pearls, 5 banners
* Allsorts (Spring is Coming)
* Jellypark Friends (Things with Wings)
* Created with Love (Think Spring)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Spring has Sprung)
* AnMa Creatief (Lente/Voorjaar/Pasen)