donderdag 8 oktober 2015

Inspired by...

Inspiration can come from everywhere. For me it often comes from nature, and from fellow stampers. Today I like to share a card I made inspired by Gunilla Holmqvist. I like her style! You can find her card here:
And here is my card:

The flowerstamp used is by Penny Black and the "Sending" die is by Simon Says Stamp. The word:"Hugs" and the Newspaper strip at the right site are Hero Arts stamps. Everything is colored with Distress Inks.
Thanks for visiting!

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zondag 4 oktober 2015


Today I want to share a card I submit to Virginias Vieuw Challenge #19.
"All things colored".

I colored a background stamp by Hero Arts with Distress Markers and a waterbrush, added a sentiment and some sequins and thats all...finished.
Very easy but so rewarding and fun to do!

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zaterdag 19 september 2015

Make Over

I think it is over 10 years ago I started cardmaking and stamping. One of the very first stamp sets I bought are the "Wavy Wishes". It is used on this card.

The sea shells are cut out images as I used than. I don't know exactly for how long I kept this card, and I sure don't know why I kept it, but recently I found it in my box. Now, Hero Arts Challenge of this month is to take an old card you made and give it a "Make-Over". And thats what I did with this card. You can see the result here.

I heat embossed the shells. They are from the "Antique Engravings" stamp set by Hero Arts. Colored them with Distress Inks and adhered them on a panel stamped with the "Magical Background" stamp. The frame is cut with a Wplus9 die and the die at the right side is from Hero Arts "Long and cute tags".
The sentiment is an old time favorite "Whimsical Happy Birthday" by HA.
Here are both the cards together.

The reason for this months Challenge at Hero Arts Blog is because their blog got a "Make Over". It has a new modern look, and it sure is worth it visiting. I can reccomend it!
You can find it here:

And hope you had a nice visit here!

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woensdag 9 september 2015

Sending Hugs

This card is made for my niece as encouragement for the last part of her study.

The image stamps are by Simon Says Stamp, and the sentiment too!

There's a tiny dragonfly. It's Hero Arts. I like to add such tiny creatures, just to make it more alive.

Hope you liked your visit here!

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woensdag 26 augustus 2015

Summer Vacation

It's been a week already since we came back from our Summer Vacation destination: Kefalonia. I have to admit that I never heard of Kefalonia before, but when I was searching for a nice place to go to, I found out that Kefalonia is one of the many Greek Islands.
And off we went, by airplane of course, to what we came to know, is a special, beautiful place on earth.
I still cherish the memories, and go through my photo's again and again.
Here are some of them, just to share some beauty.

This is the house we stayed at, loved it! Surrounded by a beautiful garden and so much olive trees.

The port of Argostoli.

Catch of the day.

Two sea turtles.

A little church somewhere a long the way.

A beautiful door in Fiscardo.

A small street and a lot of souvenir stores.

I always like to see bougainville.

Jan and I enjoying an early cappuchino in Argostoli. Photo is made by Casper. We loved it to have him there too. He always makes us laugh.

Hope you like this little impression of Kefalonia.

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woensdag 5 augustus 2015

Perfect Summer

We have some lovely warm days here in the Netherlands. Good to share a lovely summer card with shells. This card went to Barcelona already. Do you know they have kilometers of beaches? I've never been there but hope I will one day. In the meantime I am enjoying our Dutch beaches :)

The shells are Hero Arts stamps from the "Antique Engravings" stamp set. The shells are heat embossed with gold embossing powder and colored with Distress Inks. And the background is made with a dutch stencil by Dutch Doobadoo, using embossing paste sprinkled with a pink glitter powder while a bubbelicious effect. Fun!
Hope you like it too.
Thanks for visiting!

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dinsdag 21 juli 2015

In my garden

Although our garden is small, sometimes very special things can be seen here.
As last sunday..... I saw a very, for me, strange creature. Of course I ran to get my camera. And this is what I saw.

I was wondering: Is it a hummingbird or an insect? A butterfly? After some research on internet I found it is a "Kolibrie-vlinder". A hummingbirdbutterfly. In spring it comes to the Netherlands from the south of Europe. And in late summer it goes back.
Is that wonderful,or what?!
You can read more about it here:
I never saw such a creature here before, and I loved this experience.
Thanks for visiting

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