Today I want to tell you that I got some friends from all over the world. How that come, you ask me? That's through a hobby we share: stamping! We met on Hero Arts blog and Hero Arts flickr group. Sometimes it feels as if we know each other for years, although we never met in real life. But it sure gives a lot of joy, sharing idea's, taking part in exchanges and so on. One of those friends is Virginia. I got to know her a little better through her blog. She shares some funny stories and wonderful photo's, wich I LOVE to see. She is having her birthday next friday. She will be 50 years than! And because it is very special occasion, she organised a virtual birthdayparty. That's why I made her this card I show you here. I used one of Hero Arts stamps of course. And my reason to give it this attention is that I discovered through all this that we are of the same age!!! SO....HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIRGINIA!!! I hope you enjoy your birthday as much as can be!
A while ago I went with my husband to Deventer. He had to be there for his work. And while he was working I went into the city center for shopping. Actually, I was acting as a tourist, took some photo's and enjoyed the sunny wether. I tought it would be nice to show you some old buildings in Deventer. And be sure to be back tomorrow to see more of Deventer and a new stamp I bought there!
Made this card with a photo I made myself, in our little forest called "Loetbos". And in the background the stamp by Hero Arts called Maple Leaf. First stamped it with Versamark and than brushed Perfect Pearls over it.
This is a card I finished yesterday, using Hero Art stamps for the flowers and the butterflies and an Impression Obsession stamp for the leaves. In the background is a church song. I printed it and sponged it with colorbox Ink. Thanks for your visit!
I went across the river "Lek" last week to visit the school of my daughter. We live in Lekkerkerk , wich is situated along this river. This is what I saw on the left before I got on the boat. This is the boat wich I had to take to come across. Yes, it's small, it's only for bikes.
This is the boat for cars.
This is what I saw on the right when I was at the middle of the river. The city in the distance is Rotterdam and the bridge with the bows is the "Van Brienenoordbrug".
Some people enjoyed a day on the water.
For me it was like a day out, but my daughter does this every day, in sunshine, in rain, in daylight and in the dark when its winter.....I admire her because she managed so far!
Hope you enjoyed seeing some more of where I live!
This is one of my new Autumn cards. I had a lot of fun making the background with the masking technique. And I love these pumpkin stamps by Hero Arts. I discovered a way of coloring these pumpkins wich is very easy to do. I used some light orange colored cardstock to stamp the pumpkins on and than add some shading with a little sponge and Color Box Ink. For the little leaves I started with light green colored cardstock and also add some shading with sponge and ink. For the vines I used a very thin metal thread and than covered it with floral tape in a braun color. Hope you like it!
Yesterday was World Card Making Day! I joined the fun and made a card, as many others did all around the world. You can read all about it here: http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/ Besides some information, you can find fun links to other sites wich are important for this special event! And here is my card:
Last friday I was so happy: I found the new paper pad "Aspen Frost" by Basic Grey. The striped paperand the left is from that paper pad. The snowflake is a die cut by Provo Craft for Cuttlebug and the little heart is also a die cut by Joy Crafts. The stamps used are by Hero Arts: S5069 Stunning Snowflakes and the sentiment C3159 Sending Love.The sketch used as a guide to make this card is given by Hero Arts on their blog. Hope you like it!
Last week we went to Zuid-Limburg. It's a beautiful part of our country! There are a lot of trails for walking. We went there to walk trough the meadows between the cows, through the fruityards, over the hills....we had a wonderful time! There's a very small river called "De Geul". This is a bridge over that river.
Some information about the river "Geul".
As you can see....very small indeed.
Saw some wonderful berries.
Be back later this week to see more of Zuid-Limburg.
As I promised last week I show you another fun project I made last week. When we went to a swimming pool a couple of weeks ago, my son bought an ice cream. When I saw the box of this ice cream I almost shouted of joy! It's a very beautiful box isn't it?! And I immediately saw some possibility's. So , of I went to the shop! I bought one too. And I can tell you...it's delicious. It has some fruit in it and it is covered with dark chocolate! Super yummy!
For this idea you only need a pencil, scissors and glue! Thats what I like about this kind of projects: it can be made with very little supplies. Of course it need to be cut apart at both sides. Then lay it down on a piece of paper you like, and trace a line around it. After that you can cut it out and glue it together as the original box was.
I used the orange variation of this Yillibean Soup Staples paper. I embellised it with some flowers, made with stamps by Hero Arts and a brad by Xenos.
And then I have to show you what I keep inside the box.......Yes, I need some spectacles shortly...just for cutting out some shapes! Hope you liked this! Thanks for looking!
Today I want to share a fun project with you.
But first I have to tell that my family always is laughing at me because of a strange habit. When I see a box with a nice shape I always want to save it instead of trowing it away. So you can imagine that my house is full of boxes in all sizes. Lately I saw this little box and I thought: I can make a lovely little present of it by using the shape. It is very easy to do. No need to buy expensive books or download patterns.
You only need a box, a scrap of paper and scissors and glue. Lay the shape down on a piece of paper as you see here below. Draw a line around it and cut it out. After that, glue it together as the original box was.
The final thing is, to add some embellishments as you like. I used the little bees of a stamp set by Hero Arts. It is called: "Be Happy". ( CL377) I also added a little tag, made with my cricut.
This is the inside of the little box. I can insert a little present of some candy.
Thanks for looking. Hope you liked it. Be sure to be back next week for another fun project
Recently we went to Utrecht, to buy school supplies for our children. What you see here is the "Dom" tower. You can climb in top of it, but I choose to see it this way. Made this photo at the roof of V&D. Of course, we ate some ice cream! I choose a "snickers" flavour. Didn't know it , but this is super yummy!!! They have a lot of pigeons out there flying around. One of them hit Caspers ice cream with his wings. We were speachless for a moment....
Later on we ate a pancake, down the street at the side of a canal. And just above my head I saw this. ( You can see a bike at street level, in the upper left corner of the photo)
It seems to me there are some nons singing with an organ. Although I've been there before I never saw it. I like it. At the left side of the terrace was the water of the canal and a cruise boat just went by.