woensdag 17 december 2014

The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes

Hi all!!

It is time for a brand new challenge at The Stamping Chef! As always our theme is Anything Goes, and I have a very special project to share with you all!!
Last Monday was my daughter's FIRST birthday! The image I used to make her invitations, is drawn by Tamara, and she designed it especially for my daughter! I am so proud about it, and that is why I wanted to share this with you all!

 The papers I used to create my card are by Basic Grey, Olivia collection. I am also planning on making a mini album from the birthday party, and I will use the same paper collection for it.

 The image is called Happy Birthday Tess. She isn't available at the shop, because she is especially designed for me, but there are tons and tons of other lovely images for sale at The Stamping Chef.
I used my Copic Markers again to color her, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, and  E93 for blush
Hair: E51, E53, E55
Eyes: YG95, YG97
Shirt: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Dress: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
I used my circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities die to cut out the image.

 The balloon is made with a die from Marianne Design, and I punched a 1 with an old number punch.

 The gifts are made with dies from Noor Design, and I used Distress Ink VIntage Photo to ink the embossed parts.

The inside is stamped with a set from Noor Design, and is perfect to make invitations with. 

This was it for today, I hope you like it. Please pop over to The Stamping Chef and join us, ANYTHING GOES!!!

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 15 december 2014

Art by Mi Ran - Snowy Dreams

Hi all!!!

Today is my turn to host the showcase blog at Art by Mi Ran, and I wanted to share the card I made with Snowy Dreams.



 The card is pretty Clean and Simple for me, no fancy flowers et cetera, just a lot of coloring and some punching and die-cutting! The paper I used for my background is from SEI, Krissy Kringle collection.


 There was a lot of coloring involved, and I printed out the image pretty large! It measures 5.5 inches, it barely fitted on my card. The image is called Snowy Dreams, and she can be found here.
I used the following Copic Markers: 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, and E93 for the cheeks
Hair: E13, E08, E09, E18
Sweater: R35, R46, R59
Eyes: YG93, YG95, YG97
Background inside: YR30, YR31
Window: C00, C1
Bricks: E23, E25, E27
Snow: BG0000, BG10


 The tree is made with a die from Marianne Design, and I added some Dutch Doobadoo structure paste on it, to create some snow


To finish off my card, I punched some snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch, and added a rhinestone in the center of each snowflake.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it!

Hugs, Sandra

zaterdag 13 december 2014

Hip Hip Hooray

Hi all!
 
It has been a while! Have been knocked down with a heavy cold and a stomach flu, but feeling better now!
 
Today I would like to share a project I made with a template from Dutch Doobadoo.
 
The papers I used are from Basic Grey, Plumeria collection. I just love the purple and orange colors in it!
 
 The image I used is from Di's Digi Design, and used to be a freebie at Tiets' club a few months back.
I used my Copic Markers to color the image and I used the following
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 and R20 for the cheeks.
Hair: E33, E35, E37, E29
Dress: V12, V15, V17
Dog: E31, E33
Greens: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Orange: YR15, YR16
 
The sentiment I used is from a set from NoorDesign, and says Hip hip Hooray! All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 
This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Have a great weekend!
 
Hugs, Sandra

maandag 1 december 2014

Love to Create - Get in Shape

Hi all!!

Time for a new challenge at Love to Create! This week our theme is Get in Shape, so we want to see shaped cards! Our sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps, and they are offering a $12 gift certificate to the winner. Isnt't that generous? Just click on the banner below to visit the shop.
Sami Stamps

Sami Stamps also generously provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

 I created a Christmas tree, using a template from Dutch Doobadoo. The green patterned paper is from Papermania.

 Both ornaments are from Sami Stamps, they can be found here. I used my Copics G43 and G46 on the green one, and R35, R46 and R59 on the red one.
The star on top of the three is from Craft emotions, stamped with Stampin Ups Cherry Cobbler ink.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Love to Create and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

Art by Mi Ran - Uptown Girl Casandra

Hi all!!

Here I am again with another Art by Mi Ran project for you! Yesterdays post was an extra one, and today is my regular post. Hope you don't mind! :)

 I decided to make another easel card. I love these cards, but I don't make them very often. The papers I used are from Prima Marketing. The colors are not quite my style, as mine is bright and cheerful, but I still like the papers.
 The image I used is called Uptown Girl Casandra, and she was released yesterday! You can find the image here. I used my Copic Markers again to color her, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 and E93 for blush
Hair: E81, E84, E87, E89
Coat and boots: BG90, BG93. BG96, BG99
Scarf and skirt: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99

The large green flowers were sent to me by a Dutch scrapbooking company, called Pimp-a-Pumpkin. They make these flowers themselves, and I absolutely adore them! They come in various sizes in a package, and even the biggest one, on the top picture, works perfect on a card! The other flowers I used are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 30 november 2014

Art by Mi Ran - Ice Skater Macy

Hi all!!

Welcome again to my blog, and welcome to all new followers!! Today is my turn to host the Art by Mi Ran Showcase blog, and here is the project I made for it.

 I am still in the Christmas/Holiday mood, eventhough I already finished my Christmas cards for this year in september already.
The papers I used are by Echo Park, and I have used it so many times, there are only scraps left, no full sheets. I am really liking this paperpad and I am thinking of buying another one.
 The image I used is called Ice Skater Macy, and she will be released later today, so this is actually a sneek peek! Will try to pop back in later to add the link to the shop. 
I used my Copic Markers again to color her, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, and E93 for blush
Hair: BG10, BG11, BG13
Eyes, Coat and Skates: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Pants: B32, B37, B39
Earmuffs, scarf and mittens: R22, R35, R46, R59
The sentiment I used is from a set from AmyR, stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink. The snowflakes were made with a punch from Martha Stewart, and I added some bling to the centers.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it!!

Hugs, Sandra

zaterdag 22 november 2014

Copic Marker Benelux - Time to Celebrate

Hallo allemaal!

Hi all!


Toen ik net startte met kaarten maken, bleef ik heel erg hangen op 1 techniek. Al mijn kaartjes hadden dezelfde kleuren, dezelfde lay-out en veel dezelfde embellishments. Sinds een tijdje "verplicht" ik mezelf om af en toe uit mijn comfort zone te gaan, en ik kan je vertellen dat het best goed bevalt! Ik hoor jullie denken, wat bedoel je San? 
Nou, ik zal het je laten zien met dit kaartje!


When I first started cardmaking, I only used 1 technique. All my cards had the same colors, embellishments and lay-out. A while ago I challenged myself to go outside my comfort zone, and I must admit, I quite like it! I can hear you thinking: What do you mean San? Well, for example, this whole card!


Ik heb een dubbele easelkaart gemaakt. Het papier dat ik heb gebruikt is van American Crafts.

I made a double easel card, using American Crafts papers.

Het afdrukje dat ik heb gekleurd is van Whimsy stamps, ze heet Flo en is ontworpen door Art by Mi Ran. Ik heb natuurlijk mijn Copic Markers weer gebruikt.

The image I used is a rubber stamp from Whimsy, designed by Art by Mi Ran. She is called Flo. Of course I used my Copic Markers again.

Huid/Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13 en E93 voor de wangetjes/ for the cheeks
Haar/Hair: E40, E41, E43, E47
Ogen/Eyes: G43, G46
Jurk/Dress: R22, R24, R27
Boeket/Flowers: Y00, Y02, Y06, YR15, YR16, RV52, RV55, G43, G46


 De klok is gemaakt met een mal van Dutch Doobadoo. De wijzerplaat heb ik gemaakt met Dutch Doobadoo structuur pasta en hierover zijn glitters gestrooid toen de pasta nog nat was. Zo gaat het prachtig glitteren, maar helaas is dat moeilijk op de foto vast te leggen.

The clock shape is made with a template from Dutch Doobadoo, and the numbers are made with the same template and some of their structure paste. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled some glitter on it. It is really sparkly, but that is hard to capture on photo.

 De sentiment is van een setje van Whimsy stamps. Ik vond dit helemaal bij de prachtige klok passen, tijd om een feestje te vieren. Ik heb de tekst gebruikt om de easel staande te houden, en de bloemetjes dragen hier ook aan bij

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, and matched my "time-themed" card perfectly. I used the sentiment to hold up the easel, and the Wild Orchid crafts flowers are helping with that,


Om mijn kaartje helemaal af te werken, heb ik wat kant en lint gebruikt, en aangezien we het hier toch over "tijd" hebben, vond ik de klok charm wel passen.

To finish off my card, I added some ribbon and lace, and added a clock charm


Ik hoop dat jullie het weer leuk vonden, en dat ik jullie weer heb kunnen inspireren.

This was it for today, I hope I was able to inspire you.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Birthdays
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Copic Marker Spain - Anything Goes


Hugs, Sandra

woensdag 19 november 2014

The Stamping Chef - Anything goes

Hi all!!

Time for a new week long challenge at The Stamping Chef! This is your chance to win 3 images from The Stamping Chef shop, because our theme is ANYTHING GOES!
Here's what I created

 I made a 13,5cm square card, using some Carte Bella papers. All edges are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, and I really like the look of it.
 The image I used for my card, is called Krissy Kringle. Of course she is from The Stamping Chef, and she can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color them, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, and E93 for her cheeks
Hair: E53, E55, E57
Brown areas: E40, E41, E43
Red areas: R35, R46, R59
Green areas: YG93, YG95, YG97

 The gifts are made with a die from Noor!Design, and after cutting and embossing I inked the gifts with the same Distress Ink while they were still in the die.
 My wishlist is made with a stamp from Noor!Design. I stamped it with Stampin Up's Whisper White ink on kraft cardstock, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
The notebook border, and the vintage border under the red paper are also made with dies dies from Noor!Design.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it! Please pop over to The Stamping Chef and join us!

I would love to enter the following challenges:
Live and Love Crafts: Favorite Christmas Combo (Red, Green and Brown)
Crafting When We Can - Use your Markers
DreamValley Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Presents and Gifts (on my image, and the diecuts)
Crafty Sentiments - 2 or more papers

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 17 november 2014

Love to Create - Make it for Christmas

Hi all!

Long time no see, I am sorry for that! I have been down with a sinus infection and a respiratory infection for about 1,5 week, but I am feeling much better now!
Time for a brand new challenge at Love to Create. I hope you all started making Christmas cards, because our theme is Make it for Christmas! If you haven't already started, this is the perfect opportunity to start! Our sponsor for this challenge is Art by Mi Ran, and she is offering 3 images of the winner's choice! Just click on the banner below to visit the shop.
Artbymiran

Art by Mi Ran also generously provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

 Did you see I didn't use ANY designer paper, just cardstock? The green strip is embossed with an embossing folder from Cuttlebug, and the white borders on the purple cardstock are heat embossed. The stamp I used for it, is from a set from Noor!Design.

 The image I used is called Winter Sofia and she can be found here, Of course I used my Copic Markers again to color the image, and I used the following.
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13 and R93 for blush
Hair: E11, E08, E09, E18
Hat and scarf: BV00, BV02, BV04
Eyes, mitten and sweater: YG00, YG03, YG06
Pearls: B01, B04
Snowflake: covered with glitter.
The sentiment I used is from the same Noor!Design set as the embossed borders. The sentiment is in Dutch and says Warm Christmas Greetings.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it! Please pop over to Love to Create and join us.

Hugs, Sandra

Art by Mi Ran - Happy Holidays

Hi all!!

Today is my turn to host on the Art by Mi Ran Showcase blog, so let me show you the project I made.

I made a 13,5 cm (5,5inch) square card. The papers I used are by Bo Bunny, except for the brown paper with the stars. I made that myself with some brown cardstock, a star mask from Dutch Doobadoo, and their structure paste. I think this mask is perfect for Christmas! 
 For my card, I decided to use the recently released image. This lovely girl is called Elfie Elizabeth, and she can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color the image, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, and E93 for blush.
Hair: E53, E55, E57
Clothes: R35, R46, R59
Shoes and gifts: YG93, YG95, YG97, E40, E41, E43
On the furry areas I used some Stickles to make it stand out a little more.
 The brad with Happy Holidays is from the brad set from the Bo Bunny papers I used.
I made a little flower by using a white and a red flower, and two holly leaves. They are held together with a berry brad.

This was it for today, I hope you like it! Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave a comment and become a follower, I appreciate it! 

Hugs, Sandra

woensdag 5 november 2014

Whimsy Stamps DT-Call

Hi all!

I saw the Whimsy DT-Call post a while ago on Facebook, and I thought I'd give it a try!


Whimsy Stamps is a brand I love, every single designer they carry is gorgeous!!

For this card, I decided to use Summer Fairy from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet. I got this stamp free with a magazine a while back, so I decided to pull it out and use it. If you want to buy this image in rubber, you can find it here, and here for a digital version.
The papers I used for my card are by Bo Bunny, Primrose collection. All edges are inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

I started stamping the image, pulling out my Memento. Pressed my inkpad on the stamp, and stamped the image, and I didn't see anything.... OOPS, I just used Angel Pink instead of Tuxedo Black... Never did No-Line technique before, so this is really my first try at it. I am not really happy with the result, but it's not bad for a first try I guess! I used my Copic Markers to color the image, and I used the following.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 and E93 for the cheeks and lips.
Hair: E33, E35, E37, E49
Dress: YG60, YG63, YG67
Shoes: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Wings: YG60, YG63, RV21, RV23
I used my Nestabilities Circle die to cut out the image, and matted it with a scalloped circle

I used some pink ribbon to tie a bow and added a jumbo pearly rhinestone from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also tucked 2 pieces of filmstrip underneath. I made them with the Noor Design Filmstrip die.

The sentiment I used is also from Whimsy stamps, it's from the Party Mini Letter Seals set, which you can find here.
All flowers I used are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it!! Now please keep your fingers crossed for me :)

Hugs, Sandra

The Stamping Chef - Anything goes

Hi all!!

Time for a brand new challenge at The Stamping Chef! Our theme is Anything Goes, as always! You can win up to 3 images if you join us!
Here's my project!

To create the shape of the card, I used a Dutch Doobadoo template, which I love!! The star is perfect for any occasion! The papers I used for this project is from Authentique, Festive collection.
 The image I used is calles Santa, Please define good, and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color her, and I used the following.
Skin:E000, E00, E11, E13, and E93 for blush.
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit: YG03, YG25
Stockings: R32, R35, R37
Antlers: E23, E25
All ruffy edges have Stickles Stardus on them.
 The flowers I used are by Wild Orchid Crafts, the berries are by Magnolia
The sentiment I used is from a set by AmyR, and I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp it.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to The Stamping Chef and join us!

Hugs, Sandra