zondag 16 november 2014

November 2014 Mid-Month Reveal Challenge 19 at ***Scrap Around the World***

Hello everyone,
Today I would like to share my mid-month reveal at Scrap Around the World
This time the host is the very talented Zuzia Bodakowska from Poland. 
I really love her scrapping style and her mood board is just beautiful. Just take a look at her mood board.
I really got inspired by the music paper & flowers and off course the pretty colors thank you Zuzia for this pretty mood board!

Please remember that in order to be eligible for our random prize each 
month you do need to share your project on our Facebook Wall.

You only need to be inspired by ONE image but can be inspired by
 more than one or even ALL the images - it really is UP TO YOU!!

We are NOT A COLOUR CHALLENGE SITE so there is no need
to follow our colours, although of course if they are your source of
inspiration you are welcome to use them all, or just some of them,
otherwise none at all!  You have complete artistic freedom BUT
we do need to be able to SEE HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!
So please remember to tell us in your post!!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to our current challenge.

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages or spreads.
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).


If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.


This is my take on the mood board: 
#Love My Life:

 I used a picture from way way back with my moms family on it I am the little girl left on the picture!
The other two girls are my nieces Nicole & Sarah who live in the Sunny State!
I miss them always.......
Let's have a closer look: 

I used a older BoBunny collection and I went to the library to pick up a music not book for the layers behind my picture. The flowers are a mixture of BoBunny and Petaloo.

Now onto what you can WIN!!


$50 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!
Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 
Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!
Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!
They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!



$40 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!
Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers
 of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,both fabric & paper 
 flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!
Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $40.



Over $30 worth of fantastic stamps from Darkroom Door!
Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig & graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.
Seaside Inchies Rubber Stamps.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!



$20 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!
7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.

Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/



 $15 worth of Lindy's Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang, 
Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that

cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you
 to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.
Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!

You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!

Our tutorials you can find here!



$25 worth of 2Crafty Chipboard!
2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!
Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard
 to the value of their prize.


The deadline for this challenge is  SUNDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2014.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you go and play too!! I also wish you a wonderful Sunday 


dinsdag 11 november 2014

CREATE Magazine showing ***BoBunny***

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share a card with you that I made with the "Wild Card"collection.
This card was made by using a sketch provided by CREATE magazine, designed by Allison Davis!
We were blessed to create for this magazine as a team.
It was such a fun card to make, but I have to tell you it was really hard for me not to add more & more to this card {I thought is was kinda empty}you know me!

If you want to see the sketches of the card, tag, single layout & double layout you need to follow this link:
==> CREATE Magazine <==

I really love the banners and the cute little hearts this is what I made:

You're Invited:

I really love the Double Dot Chevron range it's such a cool & romantic papers style.
Let's have a closer look at my card.

The banners on the right side of the design are so much fun to do and it's such a fun element on the card. 

BoBunny Supplies used: 
Patterned Paper: Dominos, Speedway/Wild Card 
6x6 Paper Pad: Wild Card 
Double Dot: Chiffon, Island Mist Chevron
Stamps: Distressed Textures, You're Invited, It Is Written
Pearlescents: Island Mist
Glimmer Spray: Gold, Silver
Ink Pad: Licorice
Jewels: Chocolate

I hope you all like my card and if you want to see the other sketches {single layout, double layout & tag} you can visit the digital magazine here ==> CREATE Magazine <==

For now have a wonderful creative week,


zaterdag 8 november 2014

Sisters Layout for Sketch Challenge at **BoBunny**

Well hello there,
How nice of you to be here today as I would like to share my layout with you all.
This layout was made with the beautiful "Madeleine"collection for the November sketch challenge at the BoBunny blog ==> here <==

Take a look at the pretty sketch: 

           This is my take on the sketch:


I was very pleased when I saw that my assignment for the month November was the Sketch Challenge I really enjoy working with sketches. 
I knew right away which photo's I was going to use, if you look closely you see that the girl on the picture in the middle is another girl her name is Mijntje {she is my oldest niece from my husbands sister} the girl on pictures on the left & right is Roos, Mijntjes younger sister.
Both girls have almost an identical smile don't you think so?       

Since this is the stamp week I used a whole bunch of stamps. At first I was scarred of stamping but now I really love it. Maybe you see I used some older stamps too I will tell you which on the supply list. Another thing I love is layering & sewing and I did a lot of that too on this layout.

I wanted to journaling to be the focal point on my layout it says.
I used the licorice stamp it's actually a really dark ink pad to soften it up I used some gesso & the sugar glimmer spray. 

In Dutch:
Lieve Mijntje en Roos toen jullie nog heel klein waren.
Leken jullie ontzettend veel op elkaar zelfs jullie lieve lach was bijna identiek.
Het is zo leuk om deze foto's naast elkaar te zien echt zusjes.
In English:
Sweet Mijntje and Roos when you were little girls 
You looked so much alike even your smiles were identical.
It's so nice to see those picture together real sisters. 
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Madeleine, Stripe, Symmetry, Charm, Elegance,Songbirds, Roses/Madeleine
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Madeleine
Blossoms: Natural Earth Zinnia, Natural Earth Daisy, Blush Pansy
Chipboard: Madeleine
Glitter Paste: Silver
Glimmer Spray: Sugar
Ink Pad: Licorice
Jewels: Licorice
Stamps: Powder Mountain, Prairie Chic, Serenade, Autumn Song, Wall To Wall Textures, Romance, It Is Written

I hope you will play along with the challenge and have a wonderful weekend!


woensdag 5 november 2014

Two Cards for the **BoBunny** stamp week!

Hi everyone, 
Today I would like to share two cards I made for BoBunny.
Last week it was the stamp week over at the BoBunny blog and I love stamping, at first I was so afraid of it but now well....I stamp on every layout or card.

Happy B Day You:

When I saw I was designing in the stamp week I got really excited I love stamping especially with the BoBunny stamps. The base of my card is made with the Coffee sheet from the Double Dot range this card has four layers.

I made this card for my husband he was born in 1971 don't you just love those circle number stamps?
Distressing the borders of the four layers is what I think makes it all look very shabby.

The flower with the hash-dag brad was handmade using the plain Kraft Gift bags. I took out my It Is Written stamp and just randomly stamped on my cut out circles. Then I sprayed them with water & gold glimmer spray and wrinkle my six circle {in three different sizes} up and you have a flower.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Passage, Antiquity, Evening Mist/Somewhere In Time
Double Dot: Coffee
Stamps: Stitches, It Is Written, You're Invited, Inline Alpha, Captured
Doilies: Small
Kraft Gift Bag: Plain
Kraft Wood: Clocks
Blossoms: Buttercup Bouquet, Denim Blue Zinnia
Brads: Somewhere In Time
Glimmer Spray: Gold, Sugar

Hello You: 

The design of this card is quit similar as my first card it also has four layers. When I got my DT package with the Enchanted Garden collection in it, it was the first collection I cut into which is sometimes really hard to do. I cut out the butterflies first then I didn't look at it for a long time and they were laying all around my scrap room but now they finally have a purpose were it should be on a card.

The three squares are made with a Cheery Lynn Designs die. I stamped on the squares with the music stamp & stitch stamp, then I took out my stickable stencil and pasted on top of the squares then I finished it of with the mint, gold and sugar glimmer spray.

On the right side of the squares I stamped the largest Curly Q stamp and went over it with the butterscotch pearlescents pen to make little pearls.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Enchanted Garden, Pathway, Fantasy, Periodical/Enchanted Garden
Double Dot: Island Mist
Double Dot Jewels: Emerald
Stamps: Stitches, It Is Written, You're Invited, To The Point, Curly Q
Glimmer Spray: Gold, Sugar, Mint
Pearlescents: Butterscotch
Stickable Stencils: Brocade

Did you already visit the BoBunny blog there is a new sketch challenge going on I would love to see what you will create! Visit the blog here ==> BoBunny Blog <==
I do hope you like my cards wish you all a wonderful & creative week.


zondag 2 november 2014

Amazing Memories Layout for ***Tresors de Luxe*** + playing at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Hi ya all, 
Today I would like to share a layout that I made for Tresors de Luxe with their beautiful lace.
Did you know there is a mood board challenge Facebook page for Tresors de Luxe???
No?? Yesssssss there a three prizes 1st prize $75, 2nd prize $50 & 3rd prize $25 worth of beautiful goodies amazing right??

Amazing Memories: 

  Oh my when I got my new DT package from BoBunny I knew exactly which collection I was going to use first "Rose Cafe" it's so pretty! That phrase you see is one I have created for Imaginarium Designs and they made it for me so sweet.The picture is one of my grandfather, grandmother, aunt & mom in Dutch clothes hihih so funny.

Let's have a closer look:

Sorry for the slightly different colors in my close-ups we have such weird weather here then there is sun & then it's gone hihihi I used only two products that's not like me at all....but hey this paper collection is adorable.

Tresors de Luxe products used:



With this layout I will be entering the "Layer It" challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog owned by Gloria Stengel I so love that site!
So much inspiration every week thank you ladies ;-)

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.


woensdag 29 oktober 2014

Great Grandad Layout for ***BoBunny***

Hi ya all, 
I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday. In my part of the world is cold & wet outside hihih luckily not inside whahahahah brrrr I do not like Autumn.
Today I would like to share a layout I made for BoBunny I mix & matched up three collections Wild Card, Christmas Collage & Souvenir.
Did you already went to the BoBunny blog?? I'm up on their blog with some cards curious?? Visit here ==> BoBunny Blog <==

Great Grandad: 

On the picture is my great grandad with his second wife I have so much found memories of him he was such a sweetheart.
I don't know how old this picture it could be the early fourties but I need to ask my aunt. Oh how I love old picture :-))
Now let's have a closer look: 

First I randomly stamped with the It Is Written stamps in the upper right corner & lower left corner then I used gesso to soften it up Oh Boy I Love that stuff 
This design I dreamed about and it became just the way I had in mind.

Don't you just love the wood shapes by BoBunny well I do they add so much to a layout...

BoBunny Supplies: 
Patterned Paper: Comet, Yuletide/Christmas Collage
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Wild CardSouvernir
Stamps: It Is Written, Distressed Textures
Washi Tape: Kraft Patterned
Kraft Wood: Clocks, Shapes School, Shapes Elegant, Iron Works 
Jewels: Double Dot Ruby Red
Blossoms: Clover Pansy, Wildberry Bouquet, Natural Earth Daisy
Brads: Christmas Collage
Ink Pad: Licorice, Wildberry
Noteworthy: Christmas Collage
Sickers: Combo 12 x 12 Wild Card  
Glimmer Spray: Gold
Stickable Stencils: Brocade  

I hope you have a wonderful day and I will be back soon.


dinsdag 28 oktober 2014

Great Memories of You Layout for Lindy's Stamp Gang & Once Upon A Sketch October Challenge!

Hi everyone, 
Today I would like to share a layout with a picture of my sweet grandmother who past away last January!
I think of her every single day about all the things she did & was it's a great loss but they say time will heal. I do think it's possible but not for me at this moment.
On the picture she is holding our son Kevin eight and a half years ago.....a precious memory.

Great Memories of You: 

For this layout I used the Pop Quiz collection by BoBunny I never thought I could pull of a romantic layout with that collection.

Let's have a closer look: 

All the pretty doilies are from Cheery Lynn Designs they add so much gorgeousness to a page!
The flowers are BoBunny and the chipboard is off course Imaginarium Designs.

With this layout I am going to enter the October 2014 color challenge at:
Lindy's Stamp Gang

I always love their color challenges for this layout I used the following colors: 

I also going to enter for a fourth time at: 

I really do loved the sketch this month.
And also the theme was a wonderful one this layout will be very dear to me.

I didn't think that my layout needed much explaining so the journaling on my layout is all the journaling I have no hidden text this time.

I wish you all a wonderful Tuesday & a very creative week.