donderdag 24 december 2015


Merry Christmas!
Hope you will have a wonderful Christmas celebration!

Here I show you some of the Christmas cards I made.

This stamp is by Impression Obsession. It is the "Wiseman Collage".
On the first card the stamp is used with Memento brown. On the second card the stamp is used with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder on watercolor paper. And after that colored with Distress markers and water.
Thank you for your visit here!

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donderdag 19 november 2015


We still are shocked about what happenend in Paris. Everywhere you come, people are talking about it. And what is more, there are prayers too. As yesterday evening at the concert of Paul Baloche in Veenendaal, the Netherlands. It is great to be united in prayer and praise, even more in times of tears.
So, here is a card I made for Church, last summer. It is good to share it here now.

The postcard stamp is Hero Arts. The pen stamp is Impression Obsession. And the rose is so beautiful! Used it a lot!

Thanks for visiting!

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woensdag 18 november 2015


Today I want to share a card I made for Virginias Vieuw Challenge.
This months theme is : Texture.
There are so many ways you can add texture on your cards to give it more dimension, but on my card today I used embossing paste.

The card was very easy to make. First I used a stencil by "Dutch Doobadoo" and added embossingpaste over it, wich was first colored with "Brusho" Olive Green. Then I cut a banner wich is "My Favorite Things". The sentiment is "Hero Arts" and the Poinsettia is "Clearly Besotted". Finished it with red gemstones and red ribbon. Ready!
This card is very tradional, but I like its warmth!
Hope you like it too!
Thanks for your visit.

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donderdag 29 oktober 2015


We celebrate some sunny autumn days here in the Netherlands. Wich I am very happy with! Last weeks I was busy with work and family things, as there are my birthday and autumn vacation,but I can tell that I also always find some time for a bike ride and a walk in our nearby little forest. There's not much time left for stamping, but now and then I finish a project, and this is one of them.

All stamps used are Hero Arts stamps. All images are stamped on watercolor paper and heat embossed with WOW white embossingpowder. Then colored with Distress Inks.
Hope you can find time to do things you love!
Thank you for visiting!

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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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