woensdag 22 oktober 2014

Simple card for wedding anniversary

Hi everybody,

Today I'd like to show you a (for me) very simple card with one of the Flower Fairies by Wee Stamps.
We had a wedding anniversary to go to and I wanted to give money and to make it a bit more personal give it in a handmade card. But I had very little time to craft so I had to keep it simple. The sentiment is computer generated and the adorable little fairy and the gorgeous Wild Orchid Crafts flowers really do all the work on this card.
A close up of the adorable little fairy. Colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced as always.
And the pretty flowers. I thought the die cut leaves sort of matched the flowers of the fairy.
And the little pieces. As you can see I didn't cut out every single flower on this one and I colored the little leaves under the bouquet on the base layer. Had to win some time that way.

Hope you like my card even though it's so simple. It still took me hours to make :).


Materials used:
Image: Flower Fairies by Wee Stamps (digital images/rubber stamps)
Paper: Pink and kraft colored cardstock and Maja Design Sofiero
Dies: Rectangles with the rough edges is a Nestabilities set, Mini Lace Doily Corner 1, Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes
Other: Stitches by hand, stickles, distress ink, lace from stash
Wild Orchid Crafts products used:
Baby Pink Cherry Blossoms
Mixed Pink/White Sweetheart Blossoms
Mixed Pink/White Cosmos Daisy Flowers
2-tone Baby Pink Hellebore Paper Flowers

woensdag 15 oktober 2014

A box of Flower Bulbs for my mum

Hi everybody

Today I'd like to show you a little project that I made for my mum. It's a sort of a milk carton with a holder filled with flower bulbs. When my mum came to visit us in the spring she noticed these gorgeous bluebells hyacinth flowers that I had in my garden and she said she loved them and asked me what they were. When I ordered plants for my garden the other day I decided to order her a bunch of the flower bulbs for these hyacinths so she could plant them in her own garden to enjoy next year.
One of the first design teams that I was on a looooooong time ago was Pink Cat Studio by Melissa Rodger. Though I haven't used her images for a while I still adore them and I knew right away that I wanted to use Pink Cat Studio's Lady Gnome for this project. What better image to decorate a box of flower bulbs then a cute little gnome right?
A close up of the adorable little Lady Gnome colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced.
Here you can see the milk carton separate from the holder. I used a purchased template to create this set, the Well Contained template from My Time Made Easy (LOVE this template). As you can see I attached some of the gorgeous Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to the holder and some to the carton.
When the carton is put back in the holder they form a gorgeous flower corner together.
And the little pieces the Lady Gnome was made with.

Hope you like my little milk carton filled with flower bulbs. Can't wait to give it to my mum! Have a fabulous day everybody!!!


Materials used:
Image: Lady Gnome by Pink Cat Studio
Papers: Kraft and green cardstock and Carta Bella Antique Tile Paper design paper
Template: Well Contained by My Time Made Easy
Other: Clear Crystal Zva Small Flourishes (one of them cut into pieces) and Heart Shaped Sparkly Button both from The Ribbon Girl.
Wild Orchid Crafts products used:
Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon Moss Green
Mixed Green Open Roses 25mm
Mixed Green Open Roses 15mm
Purple/White Cosmos Daisy Flowers
Mixed Purple/Lilac & White Sweetheart Blossoms
Lilac Open Roses 20mm
Raspberry Divine Bakers Twine

dinsdag 7 oktober 2014

A girly birthday card with Bella by Conie Fong

Hello everybody,

Today I'd like to show you a very girly card that I made for my sister in law's birthday with a cute little bear named Bella by Conie Fong.

This is a gatefold card that opens in the middle and closes with the ribbon. You'll find a tutorial on hwo to make a gatefold card HERE, I used different measurements though and I made an extra flap on the bottom to fold up into a pouch. I wanted to go real girly so pink in the coloring and paper and of course gorgeous pink and white flowers and those gorgeous pink crownpins (you'll find links to the products that I've used on the bottom of this post).
A close up of little Bella, colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced. After coloring Bella I saw a picture of Conie Fong's coloring of Bella and noticed that she kept her tummy brown but I colored her to have a balletsuit and I think that looks pretty cute as well :). Not what the artist meant though ;).
A close up of the gorgeous flowers. Trellis roses, magnolias, open roses, rosebuds, fabric daisies, sweetheart blossoms and carnations on this picture and some cherry blossoms and cosmos daisies below.... a girly card has to have pretty flowers.
And finally a close up of the cute little charm with a birthday cake that I added. So cute. Behind the corrugated kraft cardstock is the prettiest ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, glittery organza ribbon. It really is to pretty to hide away behind the corrugated cardstock, I had a hardtime telling myself that it looked pretty enough to not completely show it but it hurt a little bit tucking it away like this.
The inside of the gatefold card. Behind the paper with the roses is a flap for a giftcard or money.

The back of the card with my personal stamp :)
And finally the little pieces Bella was made with. As you can see, frantage and stitches have already been applied to the base piece :).

I'm entering this card into the current challenge at The Ribbon Girl which is Glitz and Dazzle, you'll find more details about this challenge HERE.

Hope you get inspired to do some crafting of your own. My sister in laws birthday is still a few weeks away but I'm ready for it :). Have fun!


Image: Bella by Conie Fong for Sweetpea Stamps
Other stamps: sentiment on the inside is from StampinUp, personal stamp on the back from Whimsy Stamps
Paper: Pink and kraft colored cardstock and corrugated kraft cardstock. Design paper by Pion Design.
Other: Stitches by hand, satin ribbon and dotted ribbon from stash, glittery organza ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, charm from stash, frantage, stickles, feathers from stash.
Materials used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Pink Tone Paper Trellis Roses 35mm
White Paper Magnolias
Fuschia Pink Paper Open Roses 25mm
Mixed Pink Carnation Flowers
Mixed Pink/White Cosmos Daisy stem flowers
Mixed Pink&White Sweetheart Blossoms
Fuschia Pink Cherry Blossoms
White Fabric Daisies (not in store while I type this but I've linked to the general Fabric Daisies folder)
White 6mm paper rosebuds
Baby Pink Crown Pins
White Self Adhesive Pearls 5mm

woensdag 1 oktober 2014

A small gift for a kind neighbor

Hi everybody!

Today I'd like to show you a little gift that I made for my nextdoor neighbor. She has been kind enough to bring me tomatoes from her garden the past weeks and I thought it'd be a nice gesture to give her a little something to let her know that I really appreciate her kindness. In The Netherlands we have a saying "better a good neighbor then a far away friend" and I think that's true and I really appreciate the good neighbors that we have here.

I made a small cablebox using THIS purchased template and filled it with chocolates. I used Polly from Wee Stamps (digital image/rubber stamp) as I think she's perfect for just about every theme. As always she was colored with Copic Markers and completely 3D paper pieced. I decided to go for a red/blue and white color scheme.
The back of the box with a computer generated sentiment that reads Bedankt which means Thank you in Dutch. I love this flower cluster with all these gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. You'll find links to the different flowers below.
A side view of the Cable box.
And the little pieces the image was made of.

Image: Polly from Wee Stamps available as a digital image and a rubber stamp
Paper: Kraft cardstock, red and white cardstock and Maja Design Life in the Country 6x6 Paper Pad
Template: Gable Box from Cards etc. Shop
Other: Stitches by hand, diamond stickles and golden liquid pearls. Leaves are from a Magnolia die and other dies by Nestabilities.
From Wild Orchid Crafts:
White, Ivory & Tan self adhesive pearls 3mm
Navy Blue Open Roses 25mm
Red Open Roses 25mm
White Cosmos Daisies
Baby Blue Sweetheart Blossoms
White Sweetheart Blossoms
Baby Blue Cherry Blossoms
Red Cherry Blossoms (not in store as I type this but be sure to check the general Cherry Blossoms folder on a later date)
Off-White Chrysanthemums

woensdag 24 september 2014

40th Wedding anniversary gift box

Hello everybody,

Today I'd like to show you a box I made for my hubby's aunt and uncle who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary next Saturday. I'm pretty sure they don't follow me on my blog or Facebook so I think it's OK to show it already :).
The image that I used is by a company that's new to me, JustInkLined, it's called Ted and Agnes. I went searching for images and showed a couple to my hubby and a little to my disappointment he kept saying he liked this one best. I had hoped to make a more romantic box and was a little scared of working with this image but since it's his aunt and uncle and he insisted they'd love a funny image I decided that it'd have to be this one. The sentiment is computer generated and in Dutch but probably speaks for itself.
A close up of Ted and Agnes. As always colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced.
A sideview of the box. I have no idea where I bought this box, it's been in my cupboard for a while waiting to be used. Now wish I had another because I think it's perfect for an occasion like this one.
A close up of the pretty Wild Orchid Crafts embellishments.

And the little pieces the image was made of. There were lots of little pieces :). I didn't take down the Copic numbers I'm afraid but if you have a specific question I'm sure I can tell you what Copic markers were used, just let me know.
I hope you like my box but more importantly, I hope the celebrating couple will next Saturday when we give it to them on their party. Have a great day everybody!!

Materials used:
Papers: Lili of the Valley Petal Fresh Paper Pad, Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics, white cardstock
Other: Box from stash, dies all nestabilities, stitches by hand, Diamond and Platinum Stickles, White liquid pearls.
From Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Pastel Tone Paper Apple Blossoms
White Paper Apple Blossoms
Mixed Pastel Tone Paper Magnolias
White Paper Magnolias
White Sweetheart Blossom Flowers
Baby Blue Sweetheart Blossom Flowers
Ivory Cherry Blossoms
25mm Baby Blue Paper Open Roses
White Pearl Loop Spray Stems
White Guipure Lace (not in stock as I type this post)
White Self Adhesive Pearls 5mm

maandag 8 september 2014

Sally with Snowball

Hello everybody,

I'm back with my second Christmas card of this year, even though it doesn't have a sentiment on the outside :). I decided to try out an image by an artist who is pretty new to me, Conie Fong. She sells her images both in digi and rubber through Sweet Pea Stamps which was also a first for me. My crafting friend Ria van Son has been using their images for some time now and especially the Conie Fong ones really got me interested. I purchased two digi's and this is the first card I did with the first image:
Isn't that image just adorable? She's called Sally and Snowball and is available as a rubber stamp HERE and as a digi HERE. I've added some snow here and there for an extra wintery card.
Here is a close up of sweet little Sally, as always colored with Copic markers and 3D paper pieced.
Also some snow on the pretty Wild Orchid Crafts flowers (listed below) and have you seen that gorgeous Diamant Heart Embellishment by The Ribbon Girl? Absolutely love that and have been wanting to do a purple card for some time now just to be able to use that gorgeous heart :). The ribbon is also from The Ribbon Girl, you'll find links below.
And the little pieces the image was made of.

The Copic Markers I've used are:
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000 and a little bit of R20 for cheeks
Hair: E55, E53, E51, E50
Coat: E57, E55, E53, E51 with W3, W1, W00
Purple parts: V17, V15, V12, W5, W3, W1, W00
Brown parts in panty and gloves: E44, E42, E40
Green: G94, YG17, YG13, YG11

Since the challenge at the Love to Create Challenge blog is Flowers and Stitching I'm entering this card into this weeks challenge.

Hope you like my card! Have a fabulous day everybody!!


Materials used:
Image: Sally with Snowball by Conie Fong for Sweet Pea Stamps (Digi / Rubber Stamp)
Papers: Maja Design Fika, purple and white cardstock
Dies: Noor Design Winter Wishes die 6002/2021, nestabilities. I have no idea what brand the oval shape is behind the image. If somebody knows please let me know in the comments and I'll add it here.
Other: Stitches by hand, white pearls by Melissa Frances. Heart Diamant Amethyst Embellishment, Cheesecloth, 32mm Lavender Pure Silk Ribbon and 15mm Mermaid White Ribbon from the Ribbon Girl. White liquid pearls, diamant, platinum and star dust Stickles. Aleene's Glitter Snow (with Star Dust Stickles over it).
From Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Purple/White Closmos Daisy Stem Flowers
Mixed Purple/Lilac & White Sweetheart Blossoms
25mm Lavender Open Roses
35mm Mixed Purple/Lilac Tone Trellis Roses
Lilac Crown Pins (not in store as I type this but you'll find all the colors that are in store HERE)
Green Mulberry Paper Holly Leaves

zondag 31 augustus 2014

Bella with Teddy

Hi Everybody!!

I have used another brand I hadn't used before :). I love not being on teams at the moment because it gives me all this room to use what I want to use instead of what's due for a new release. Of course I am on the team of Wild Orchid Crafts but that's just a really big thing to be thankful for because I absolutely adore their flowers and embellishments. Anyway, today I'm showing you a card I did with a stamp by Wild Rose Sutdio, Bella with Teddy. I bought this stamp a while back and think it's SO cute!
Isn't that image adorable? The sentiment comes with the stamp and though the set is clear, and I really really really prefer rubber stamps to clear ones, I have to admit that the impressions I get with this set is pretty good.
A close up of cute little Bella with Teddy. Now I don't think you can see the 3D effect very well on this picture so....
This is a picture I took last night before the card was done and before glitters and liquid pearls were added but I think this image shows the depth much better.
And of course the little pieces :).

The Copics that I used are:
Elephant skin: C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, CB and then also a bit of W3, W1, W0, W00 on places where shade would be.
Pink parts of Elephant: R24, R22, R20, R00, R0000 and some W3, W1, W0, W00
Hearts: R24, R22, R20, R00
Bear: E55, E53, E51, E50, CB
Shadows and floor: W5, W3, W1, W0, W00, CB

Hope you like my card and get a chance to be creative yourself this Sunday!


Materials used:
Image and sentiment: Bella with Teddy by Wild Rose Studio
Papers: Kraft, white, red and corrugated kraft cardstock and glittery red and red dotted paper from Doodlebug but very old
Dies: Nestabilities
Other: Stickles Diamond and Platinum and white liquid Pearls, stitches by hand and white feathers.
From Wild Orchid Crafts:
White Guipure Lace
White Magnolia flower
White Sweetheart Blossom Flowers
Red 20mm Open Rose
Red Cosmos Daisy (from a mixed Red/White set)
Red Cherry Blossom (as I type this not in store in just this color but available in a mixed set)
White Pearl Loop Spray stems
Heart shaped white pearl beads

zaterdag 23 augustus 2014

Brownies in a jar with Margot by Shaky A.

Hi everybody!

I'm back with a new project! I have been fascinated by all these jar recipes that I have seen on internet. I think they are so cute to give as a gift, maybe for a teacher or when you go to visit a friend. And when I first noticed my friend Alberto Gava, a.k.a. LoShakerato Alberto, a.k.a. Shaky A.'s image Margot I new she'd be perfect to decorate one of those jars. So when Alberto asked me if I wanted to be a guest designer my choice was easily made :). Thank you so much sweetie for having me! Here is the project I made with his sweet Margot.
I have filled the jar with a brownies recipe that I found HERE. This Dutch lady, Marieke, has both the Dutch and the English recipe on her blog and she also sells gorgeous labels to decorate a jar if you want a simpler decoration. She uses a smaller jar so I have multiplied the amounts of ingredient to fill up my liter jar. For my Dutch readers/ voor mijn Nederlandse lezers, ik heb de pot gekocht bij Dille & Camille HIER.
The back of my jar holds the instructions that Marieke provides on her blog... in Dutch of course.... but just realized while type this that I should have multiplied the amounts there as well.... oh well, I have it saved so will just print it again and glue over it :).
A close up of sweet Margot, as always colored with my Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced.
And the side of the jar where you'll see the layers with ingredients. My layers aren't perfect but I read somewhere on her blog later that you get these better if you put pressure on each new layer with a cocktail muddler so I'll try that next time.
And the little pieces that form Margot.

I hope you like my project. I'll bake this first batch of brownies this weekend because I do feel you need to try something first before you give it away (nothing to do with the fact that I love brownies ;) ). I'll post a picture after I've baked them. Hope you all have a great weekend!!


Materials used:
Image: Margot by Shaky A.
Papers: Pink cardstock and Maja Design Sofiero
Other: Ribbon, cheese cloth and doily from stash, 1 liter jar from Dille en Camille, Diamond and platinum Stickles, liquid pearls in white and platinum
From Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Pastel Paper Apple Blossoms
Mixed Pastel Magnolias
35mm Pink Trellis Roses
Baby Pink Sweetheart Blossoms
Pink Sweetheart Blossoms (not in store as I type this but you can find them in THIS mixed set)

vrijdag 8 augustus 2014

Willow the Birthday Fairy Slipcover box

Hi Everybody,

You may remember that I did a couple of Slip Cover boxes by My Time Made Easy before. This template is really simple to make and I love how you can decorate these boxes. Since each year I have some last minute teacher gifts to make (and I hate last minute work) I decided that this year I'm going to create about one gift up front so that when the time comes that I need them I have some at hand (or I could use them as a small gift when we go visit people or something like that). This is my first for this year and I hope you like it.
The image that I used is one of the newly released images by Tiddly Inks, Willow the Birthday Fairy.
A close up of Willow, colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced as always.
And the gorgeous embellishments, all from Wild Orchid Crafts. I adore the big trellis roses.
This is the box opened up. You'll find more versions that I made of this box, also with filling HERE.
And the little pieces this image was made of.

The Copic Markers that I used are:
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E55, E53, E51, E50
Wings and boots: E84, E81, W0, W00, CB (and Diamond Stickles on the wings)
Gift wrapping paper: E42, E41, E40, W0, W00, CB
Ribbon around gift: E84, E81, W0, W00, CB (and after that layer dried) YR23, YR21, YR20, YR00 (and Diamond Stickles)
Pink: R89 (only to darken the R85 marker so not directly on paper but I went with the brush side of the R85 marker over the wide nib of the R89 marker to pick up some of the color and then colored onto the paper), R85, R83, R81 (and only on the dress after the first layer dried) W3, W1, W00
Shading: W5, W3, W1, W0, W00 (I also distressed the back with Frayed Burlap distress ink).

I hope you like the box! Have a great day everybody!!


Materials used:
Image: Willow the Birthday Fairy by Tiddly Inks
Paper: Kraft, white and pink colored cardstock and Glitz 6" paper pack Pretty in Pink
Dies: all Nestabilities
Box: Slip Cover Box by My Time Made Easy
Other: Button and twine from stash, Diamond Stickles, White Liquid Pearls and Diamond Ice Stickles (around the edges of the paper), Antique Golden Pearls from Flourishes with a Bling, stitches by hand and frantage.
From Wild Orchid Crafts:
Ivory Crown Pin
Baby Pink Crown Pin
Deep Ivory Open Roses 25mm
Ivory Open Roses 20mm
Pink Trellis Roses 35mm
Pink Open Roses 25mm
Mixed Pink Carnation Flowers
Pink/White Cosmos Daisy Flowers
Pink Sweetheart Blossoms
Baby Pink Sweetheart Blossoms
White Sweetheart Blossoms
Antique Gold Vintage Seam Binding
The leaves that I have used are from a mixed set that's not in the store at the moment. You'll find more leaves HERE