zondag 13 december 2020


Last weeks I was busy making Christmas cards. One of them I will share here.
The little lantern is a die by “Simply Graphic”. I was searching for lanterns for ages. And finally found these. I also bought some greenery dies at “Simply Graphic” and they are just the right size and so elegant and stylish.

Added a Hero Arts sentiment, a little snowflake on the lantern, and some “snow” on the leaves and berries.
The Pine Branch in the background is a Impression Obsession stamp.
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donderdag 17 september 2020


This thinking of you card was so fun to make. Loved it to color all the swirls and dots of the background stamp by Hero Arts, CG330,  with shades of green, blue and silver.
The little flowers are cut with my Cricut machine. The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp. 

Used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the coloring.
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maandag 24 augustus 2020

Delfs blauw

When we visited Amsterdam a while ago I saw this.
These are tiles in blue and white. They are attached to a wall at half high up. I saw it through  a window and sneeky took a photo. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a livingroom, I think  it was a hall.
This photo was the inspiration for this card.
The stampset used here is “Center cut hexagon Floral”. SSS 102097. The sentiment says Sending Love in dutch. The woorden shoe stamp is from a dutch stamp set by Aurelie. AUSC1023.

I used several shades of Distress Inks. Doing so I tryed to reach a “Delfts blue” look. 

I glued a piece of dark blue paper behind the tiles to make it more stand out. And a silver lining at the bottom to give the card a bit of elegance.
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dinsdag 21 juli 2020

Beautiful day

We have a beautiful sunny day today. Blue sky, big white clouds. Just perfect! 
In our garden you see so much flowers. Now and than I pick some for inside the house and that was inspiring for this card.

First used a stencil to put some pink color on white paper. Than used a die  to give it some texture. SSS111856.

Put a Altenew sentiment on top and a Altenew image, from a garden stampset: Garden Grow. I had so much fun with this particular stampset. Colored with Copics and Pencils.
Thank you Virgina Lu for your constant inspiration! I have seen you done this again and again: using a cover plate die over a stamped background. Wonderful!
And that’s it for now!

zondag 12 juli 2020

Birthday Wishes

Not so long ago I saw a video of Yana Smakula, were she showed a coloring technique wich spoke to me. So I wanted to try that myself.
Instead of blending the Copic Marker coloring, you see each color used in a certain area without trying to blend it.
Yana explains it here.

Could not stop with one card. Had to try more, you see here.
Recommend this technique, it’s so much fun!
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zaterdag 4 juli 2020

You are amazing

Speaking about amazing: I recently came by Stacy’s blog with the name Tattered Nest Designs. I came there via Debby Hughes “Lime Doodle blog”. The card I saw on Stacy’s blog was amazing! Super beautiful! And there was a perfect lesson on how she made it.
I had to try this myself, with my own supplies.

Stamped the Hero Arts “Friendship” background stamp with TeaDye Distress Ink on watercolor paper. Inked the back of the flower stencil (Prima Marketing, #922139) with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. Pushed in on the background. Than cleaned it and layed it again on the background and added red Distress Inks in the openings. Stamped some flowers hearts in Aged Mahogany.
Used a stencil with dots to add some glittery paste. And a sentiment and a string. And Done!
LOVE the technique and the result!
Give it a try yourself. So much fun!
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zondag 28 juni 2020

Sympathy card

Made a sympathy card today because I needed one.
For this card I used a Penny Black stamp.  “Butterfly dance”. Simply stamped it on a light blue/gray paper. Found the exact same color ribbon by Sostrene Grenes. And added some sequins.
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vrijdag 26 juni 2020

A little....

Hello to all, on this sunny and warm summer day.
I recently made a serie of cards with a Hero Arts stamp set wich I didn’t use much so far. Mostly because I had no inspiration  for it, even thinking: why did I but it at all?
But than came the day, I got some wonderful ideas. One of these cards I am going to share here, and also going to insert this in the SSS Wednesday challenge:”Anything goes “.

The stampset “A little..” CL758 was used for 5 cards so far, I used as a base. Stamped with “Soft granite “ ink. And used CL416 “Whats Perking” for the mug and the little spoon. The cup cake is also Hero Arts. The coffee bean is from CL187 sparkle clear:Coffee.

dinsdag 23 juni 2020


Lately I made a card with birds for a birthday of a man. I think birds are perfect for a mail birthdaycard.
For this card I used an Altenew stamp set with the name:
“Birds of a Feather”.

Added some clouds and a sun  with a stencil. And some little flowers from a Hero Arts stamp set because of Spring.
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woensdag 17 juni 2020

Ink smooshing technique

I recently saw some cards with the ink smooshing technique.
And that did me want to play with this technique myself. Here is the result of plating with inks and smooshing around.

The flowers are cut out using my cricut machine and the “mothersday bouquet” cartridge.
The background die I got once from a friend. The “happy” word is also cut with Cricut and the “birthday” word is from a “Altenew” stampset.
To see more of the smooshing technique you can visit my friend Virginia’s blog 
I always admire her style of cardmaking!
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woensdag 10 juni 2020

Birthday Wishes

I always love to make birthday cards. Here is one I like to share today.
The frame is a SSS die cut. The flowers are from Hero Arts and Altenew stamp sets. And the little envelope is also of Simon Says Stamp. 
Used Copic Markers to color the images.
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woensdag 3 juni 2020


Bloomville is the name of the beautiful papers of “Mintaypapers”. Lovely designs of flowers, birds and butterflies. Here I used it to frame my stamped butterfly.
The butterfly is a stamp by Unity Stamp Company. Stamped it with several Distress Inks. The background is a Hero Arts stamp “Old Letter”. The wish is a stampset by Magenta.

Here a closer look on my card.
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vrijdag 22 mei 2020

Dainty Sprig

The stampset I made this card with is a collaboration stampset of Simon Says Stamp and Altenew. 
It is a fun stamp to work with. For this card I stamped the image with Fadeout No Line coloring. I used it before and it worked good. But this time the stamped lines piked up the Distress Inks, and there the lines appear. What did I wrong? 
But the final result is fine and I am satisfied anyway.
Added some splatters and enamel dots. 
And yes, a fine friendship is something to be thankful for!
Thank you for supporting me!

maandag 11 mei 2020

Stamp Layering on dark cardstock

For the cards on this blogpost I used a stamp technique of Jennifer Mcquire wich she explains here.

This card was made with an Altenew stampset, and gold emissiehandel powder.

Made two more cards with this technique, with different colors of cardstock. The sentiment is from a SSS stampset. I used this sentiment because I wanted to encourage some people in this  confusing time.
And the last one. This is my favorite.
For me it was a challenge to choose the right color of cardstock with the right color of ink!

But finally I was satisfied with the result. And got some lovely appreciation for it!
Used: SSS101867SketchLotusFlowers and Altenew: “Beautiful Day”.
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woensdag 6 mei 2020

Psalm 103

Made a card for someone who is ill. The text in de background is from the Bible. 
The swirls you see are made with a stencil.
The flowers are from a stampset by Pretty Pink Posh.

First colored the flowers with Distress Inks, and after drying added some extra color with pencils. And some gold in the center of the flowers.

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woensdag 29 april 2020


These are the cards I like to make! Birthday cards!
And what is more festive as birthday cake and

Love the cupcake on this card by Impression Obsession. And the sentiment is dutch and says: Happy Birthday.
This card is easy and fast to make! And fun to do to!
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donderdag 9 april 2020

Live life in full bloom

The titel of this blogpost is one of the wishes in a stampset by Studio Light. The designer of this particular stampset is Karin Joan.  The stampset contains lovely flowers and leaves. Here is one of the cards I made with it.

I colored the flowers with Copic Markers. And went over it with my Polychromos Pencils by Faber Castell.

The butterfly is from a stampset by Hero Arts.
The sentiment is from a stampset by Altenew.
And do you see the lovely glitter paper on the left side of the card? It comes from Søstrene Grene.
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vrijdag 3 april 2020


Here a thank you card I just finished. This will go to the people of the “Care at home” for my Mother.
Them are amazing!

Used a Simon Says Stamp background stamp “Ornate background”. SSS 101763
Colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.
Such vibrant colors!

And used some gold paint “Starry Colors” by Gansai Tambi.
The Thanks word is from SSS “Thoughtful Messages”.
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woensdag 25 maart 2020


During these strange days of staying at home it is good to make some cards to encourage someone who is effected by all what is going on. And I did. Here is one of the cards I made to brighten up someones day.
Used a Hero Arts background stamp: CG422 Zig Zag.
And a Hero Arts sentiment from: CL267 Card Messages.

All is colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
Thank you for visiting. 
Stay safe!
Stay healthy!

zaterdag 21 maart 2020


It’s been a long time since I was on the CASology blog. This blog has a challenge every week and this weeks cue word is “TEA”.
So, I really love tea, and it is fun to make a card for this weeks challenge.
Here is my card.

For the Words stamp I used Granite Ink by Hero Arts. And the images are colored with Copic Markers.

And here are the stamps.
Left side: Marianne Design. It’s dutch. www.mariannedesign.nl “KJ1707”.
And in the richt side: Leanne de Graaf design. Also dutch.
www.leannecreatief.com  “55.5930 Coffee service”
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zondag 8 maart 2020


Blooming is the name of a stampset by Studio Light. The flowers in this stampset are designed by Karin Joan. I really love the style of these stamps. 
Here is a first card for wich I used the stampset.

The brush strokes in the background are made with a stamp by Gummipan. The flower is paper pieced. And how true is the sentiment! Got it once on the Art Specially event.
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woensdag 19 februari 2020

Paper piecing

After watching a video by Jennifer Mcquire, about Paper Piecing, I felt enthusiastic  again. In the past it was one of my favorite techniques. But it was some time ago I used it. So, I took some paper pads from my closet and had a quick start, and made some cards. Here is one of them.
If you like to see more of Jennifers work go here:
The papers used are by Basic Grey.
The stamps are by Newton’s Nook Designs.
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donderdag 13 februari 2020


My backyard is full of snowdrops, wich I love! It is a sign of spring is coming. Not long ago I found a die of snowdrops I couldn’t resist. 
With this die I already made several cards, and this is one of them.

You can add as much snowdrops as you like, and make lovely arrangements.
The sentiment is dutch and says Happy Birthday. The background stamp is by Simon Says Stamp. The oval die I used for the patern paper is Hero Arts. Added some raindrops.
Just made a quick photo of snowdrops in the rain right at my backdoor.

And oh, you see the raster? There’s one of my roses and it has new shoots already! And it is only february...Can’t wait for it to give flowers. But that will take some months I think.
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