Friday, 26 May 2017

A house, a bicycle and a new VIDEO !

Hi everyone,

I have a new project for you today as well as a YouTube tutorial. I made this fun house for UmWow Studio and used one of their fab stencils and the chipboard bicycle... The link to the tutorial is at the bottom of this post.

I really enjoyed making this little house and decorating the bicycle. 

From another angle... 

Close up of the bicycle...

So cute, isn't it ! 

I have used :

Basket bike and you will find it HERE


Chunky heart stencil and you wlll find it HERE

The video tutorial :


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Keep room in your heart

Hello everyone,

I am having some Mojo troubles at the moment and to try and ease myself back into crafting when this happens, I usually pull out a ready made background, a favourite stamp and my favourite colouring medium Copic Markers.

That's exactly what I did today and made this postcard :

This background was left over from an AJ page I did for Stampotique a while ago. 
I stamped Hunk and coloured him, cut him out and adhered him. I added some shading for him to stand on and I thought this sentiment suited him. I added some colour to this too. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Not my circus...

Hello everyone,

and Happy Wednesday to you !

It is the first week of our 'Oldie but goodie' Challenge at Stampotique ! I have used some of my (many) favourite stamps for this tag:

This tag is made of Kraft card stock. I started by stamping Batboy and colouring him with Copic Markers. I always wanted to try colouring on Kraft and I think it came out nice. 
I then stamped him again on masking paper and masked him so I could stamp the background. I used Distress Oxide inks for this. I added some water droplets for more interest but you can hardly see them.. I added some washi tape and the sentiment which is from a new set of quotes that came out in May. A piece of Sari ribbon finished off my tag. 

We hope you'll play along with us this week; you could win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month... just remember to read the rules first. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Born to sing

Hello everyone,

Today for my DT post for Visible Image I have made a card with easily my most favourite VI stamp ever ! It is the singer... I love her.

This was a really easy card to make.. I started off with a piece of white card stock and I stamped the flower on it repeatedly with Distress Oxide Inks. With these inks you can just stamp over the top of the flowers with any colour. It won't turn to mud. 
When this was done I cut out a square to fit my card; I chose the piece I liked best. 
I then stamped the singer 3 times using a stamping tool so she is nice and black. I used the Tim Holtz stamping platform which is ideal for these solid images.. 
I then stamped the sentiment which is made out of two different stamp sets.  After everything was dry and to my liking I matted the panel onto black card stock and then on a white card. 

I used the following stamps:

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Monday, 22 May 2017


Hallo allemaal,
Hello everyone,  
Hebben jullie de nieuwe rattenstempels van Katzelkraft al gezien ? Ze heten Le Rats des Villes en ze zijn fantastisch ! Ik heb er een CaS kaartje mee gemaakt:

Have you seen the new rat stamps by Katzelkraft ? The are called 'Les Rats des Villes' and I think they are fantastic ! I used two to make a CAS card for Hobbycompleet De Duif:

Op een stukje wit card stock de ratten gestempeld. Ik heb ze ingekleurd met Copic Markers. Daarna wat schaduw aangebracht onder hun pootjes en de tekst gestempeld. Deze is heel oud en was een van de eerste stempelset die ik kocht. Ik gooide toen nog alle verpakkingen weg dus ik heb geen idee van wie deze is. Maar ik ben er van overtuigd dat je zelf ook wel een stempel hebt die je hiervoor kan gebruiken... 

I stamped them on a piece of white card stock, coloured them with Copic Markers and added some shading using a light grey. The sentiment is from an old set of clear stamps and I have no idea who's it is. It is from the days where I used to throw away all packaging.. But I am sure you have a stamp you could use for this... 
Leuk dat je er weer was !
Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Follow your dreams

Hello everyone, Hallo allemaal, 
Today I have a card to show you.
Vandaag heb ik kaartje om te laten zien. 

For the background I have made a gelli print with acrylic paints and a rubber stamp. These are the leaves you can see. Make sure you clean your stamps after you used them with paint. 
Ik heb voor de achtergrond een gelli print gemaakt. Hierin zie je blaadjes verwerkt; dit is gedaan door een stempel in de natte verf op de gelliplate te drukken. Wel meteen je stempel schoonmaken. 
After that I stamped the background a little. I used orange Distress Oxide Ink. I also splattered some black diluted paint on it. I decided to use one of the Crazy birds as I think they are still very nice. I stamped him on the background and on white card stock. I coloured him with Copic Markers, cut him out and glued him on the one on the background. I then added the lines around the edges and the sentiment. 
Ik heb daarna de achtergrond lichtjes bestempeld en hiervoor heb ik oranje Distress Oxide Inkt gebruikt. Ik heb ook was zwarte spetters aangebracht.
De Tim Holtz vogeltjes blijven leuk, vind ik, dus vandaag heb ik deze maar weer eens tevoorschijn gehaald. Hij is zowel op de achtergrond als op wit card stock gestempeld. Ik heb hem gekleurd met Copic Markers, uitgeknipt (zonder pootjes en krullen) en toen op die op de achtergrond geplakt. Zo heb je toch alle details. Als laatste wat details toegevoegd zoals de doodle lijntjes langs de rand en de tekst. Ik heb daarna het afgewerkte kaart paneel op een witte kaart geplakt.

I used the following materials:
Ik heb de volgende materialen gebruikt:

Gelli Arts Gelli plate 6 x 6
Amsterdam Acrylverf
zwarte pen 


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Pardon my French

Hello everyone, 

Today I have a quick art journal to share. I had these stamps for a while but hadn't had time to try them out. They are by Catherine Moore and they are Paper Dolls essentially. There are whole 'people' and bits of people so you can build your own. I just had a play to see what it would look like. 

First I made a background with PaperArtsy Acrylic Fresco paints and added some stamping with a foam stamp (Flower; very faint in the background) and some PaperArtsy Stamps and grey and green Archival Inks. Next I build this lady and I thought it was cute to stamp the 'skirt' straight on the page and the body and head on book paper. I then put them together. the little labels were stamped on the same book paper and randomly adhered as was the sentiment. If you look closely you can see that the language on the book text is indeed French ! 

Anyway I had fun making this. 

Thanks for stopping by today !