maandag 29 oktober 2012

You are spooktacular!

Hi all!

I know, I know... My Red Carpet Studio Challengepost is a day too late, but I had a good reason!! Yesterday was the ABC-ransom bloghop, and not to get things mixed up, I was allowed to do this post a day later!

This week we are sponsored by Fresh Brewed Design

They are offering 3 digi's of the winners choice, isnt't that great?

This weeks theme is pumpkins or halloween and here is what I created!
I made a witch hat, pretty halloween right?
I used a Magnolia image and she is colored with my copics again. I used the following markers:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 and R20 for blush
Hair: E35, E37 and E28
Dress: C5, C7 and 100.
Purple: V15, V17

I didn't use any dessinpaper, but I used some stickers from the Basic Grey Eerie collection. The hat was made from black cardstock. The ribbon and the buckle are from my stash.
The sentiment is a freebie, and I searched all over the internet and I can't find it anymore, so I am not able to link back. If you know who designed it, tell me, do I can give credit!!

That was it for today, I hope you liked it! Hop over to the Red Carpet Studio Challenge Blog and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 28 oktober 2012

ABC Ransom Blog Hop

Welcome to the ABC Ransom Blog Hop, 
hosted by Red Carpet Studio!

If you've come fromTara's blog, you're in the right place.

The Red Carpet Studio designers thought it would be fun to host a mystery blog hop while showcasing projects that can be made using all those leftover letters in your stash - hence where the "ransom" comes in. Ransom notes play a huge role in mystery/suspense films, and are often created out of random letters cut from magazines, newspapers, etc. in order to disguise handwriting. 

While we won't be doing any kidnapping or holding anybody ransom today - we do have some creative projects to share with you!

For my project using leftover letters in my stash, I created...
I have tons and tons of leftover letters, from the time I used to scrapbook, and those X'es never finish... There are only a few Dutch words including an X, like ex or sax (saxophone) and both weren't the thing I was scrapping about.
But then, I had a lightbulb, X is from X-mas!!! Not a Dutch word, but everybody knows what this means, and since Christmas is coming up soon it was perfect!
The X is a chipboard letter and I used some Papermania papers to cover it up. The edges are inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.
I used an imaga by Magnolia, and I forgot to make a close-up picture. She is colored with my Copic Markers and I used the following.
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E35, E37, E29
Clothes: W3, W5, W7, R27, R29, W00, W0, W1.
These are leftover letters from 3 different thickersets, but they really match well together!
I also used some pearls from my stash and some twine.
Last but not least I arranged a typical "Sandra" flowerbouquet, totally my style, you can find it back on a lot of my projects.

We're also holding some blog candy ransom! However, the blog candy is hidden, and only certain stops of the hop are hiding it. The only way you can win is if you comment on those blogs! Now, we're not going to tell you whose blogs those are (that would be too easy) but we will tell you what the prizes are!
$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate

There will be three winners. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting so we can contact you if you win. You have until next Saturday, November 3rd, to hop and comment. Winners will be announced with the start of our next layout challenge on Sunday November 4th at Red Carpet Studio.

And don't forget to check out this week's challenge at Red Carpet Studio! Our challenge this week is inspired by "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the challenge is to create any fall or Halloween card.

Your next stop is Georgie's blog.

P.S. My letters are...

If you can put all the letters together from each stop of the hop (they're in order), you have a chance to win a mystery prize! Once you've figured out our hidden message, email it to The mystery prize winner will be announced with the other winners on Sunday November 4th. HINT: The message is a clue as to what our next layout challenge will be. :)
Happy Hopping!
Hugs Sandra

zaterdag 20 oktober 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hi all!

A few posts ago I mentioned I started making my Christmascards and for today I would like to show you all one!
Last year I was a bit late with my christmas cards, since I started about half November, and I really got stressed when I heard I had to be in hospital for 2 weeks! I heard that on december 5th, so less time, and lots of cards to make!
Evenothough I am not planning on going to hospital this years (last years wasn't planned either, but hey, anything can happen) I started creating early this year! I already have about half the amount I need, and I am pretty proud of it!
For this one, I used a Magnolia image from last years, she is colored with my Copic Markers again.
I used the following markers to color Tilda.
Skin: E0000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair: E71, E77.
Dress: R35, R37 and R59, E31 and E33.
Cone: E31, E33, UG63, YG67, E37.
The sentiment is a Dutch one, it says Happy Holidays. I cut it out with my circles N estabilities and matted it with a scalloped circle. The paper I used is by Little Yellow Bicycle, The Christmas Magic Collection. All edges are inked with Distress Ink Walnut stain.
The lace I used is from my stash, just like the flowers, brads and rhinestones!

That was it for now, hope you all like it!
Off to create some more christmas cards!

Hugs, Sandra

vrijdag 19 oktober 2012

Halloween at Digi Haven!


Wait, did I scare you? I it almost halloween, so this fortnight it is pretty easy to guess our challenge theme at Digi Haven right?


All you have to do is create a card with a FREE halloween digi, easypeasy right? Just remember the digi has to be free for at least the during of the challenge.

This is what I created.
I made a card with a witch, complete with a black wrath on her nose! You can find this brewing witch here! Here's a little close up!
She is colored with my Copics again, it took me about 3 hours to color, and actually I am not satisfied yet! Can't say what is bothering me, but there sure is something!
These are the colors I used!
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Hair and apron: BV31, BV34, BV17
Hat and dress: C5, C7 and 100
Table: E33, E35
Walls: E21, E31, E33
Moon: Y35, Y15, Y38
Nightsky: B23, B24, B18, B29
Others: C1, C3, E37, YG63, YG67
That are a lot of Copic, don't ya think?
The papers I used are Basic Grey, Eerie Collection, and so are the brads.
All edges are inked with my Distress Ink Black Soot.
The ribbon I used is by Joy!Crafts, and so is the banner flags I used.
The sentiment on the banner is handwritten with a white gel pen.

That was it for today, come and join us at Digi Haven!

Hugs, Sandra

donderdag 18 oktober 2012


Hi all!

Only a few more days to go, and it is already HALLOWEEN... Oeehhhhhh... Too bad, since I love in Holland, and we don't celebrate halloween over here. Eventhough the are lots of halloween goodies for sale, so cardmaking was no problem at all!!
Time for another challenge, we are already halfway on this one at Aud Sentiments. You can already guess what the theme is, right? This times theme is Halloween!!
This time I didn't make a card, I made something more creepy!
I created a coffin! I saw it in a magazine last year, and I knew I had to make one too! I used a template from Martha Stewart, you can find it here
This times sponsor is Stamp Fairy, they are offering a $10,- gift certificate to their store.
As you can see, I also used a StampFairy image, you can him here. Isn't he cute?
Here is a little close-up on him. He is colored with my Copics again, I used the following:
Fur: C1, C3, C5 and C7
Nose/ears: E93, E95
Pumpkin: YR02, YR04 and YR07, YG23
I filled the coffin with some gauzes.
The sentiment is a freebie, really liked it for this one. The DP I used is by Basic Grey, Eerie collection.

Here are some pics of the lid of the coffin, and I just HAD to make a large flowerbouquet on it, I couldn't help myself...

Well, that is for today, we hope you join us over at Aud Sentiments, and maybe you win the great StampFairy gift certificate!

See you soon!

This project is entering the following challenges:
Crafting for all seasons - Spooky
Diva's by Design - Something Spooky
Fab'n'Funky - Orange, black and choice
Simon Says Stamp - Joy's Eerie inspiration
Stamp n Doodle - Lauren Curtis' spotlight, Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Fright Night
Eureka Stamps - Halloween and something spooky
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Halloween
Digi Galore - Halloween

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 15 oktober 2012

Robyn's Fetish New Fall images BlogHop

Hi all,

I am so excited, today is the start of the Robyn's Fetish New Fall images blog hop, so welcome to you all! We are celebrating the release of some wonderfull new digi's, so why not join us in this great hop!
In the first place, you should have arrived from Michelle's blog. If not, go back to the Robyn's Fetish challenge blog ans start over.

I made my card with this wonderfull new digi called chicken n apple
And this is my first creation as a new member of the Robyn's Fetish Design Team
I used my Copic Markers to color this adorable digi, but forst a close-up of my colored image.
Chicken: E57, E37 and E59, R56 and R59, BG07 and BG09
Apple: Y21, Y15 and Y17, R32, R35 and R37
Leaf: YG63 and YG67
The papers I used are by Prima Marketing, and I used my Slice to cut some elements.
I also used some ribbon from my stash, and some rhinestones.

So your next stop will be at Stacie's blog.
Just make sure you comment on each blog, and comment on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog AGAIN when you finished hopping.

There are some fab prices, the winner gets 5 digi's from the new fall release of their choice. There are also some hidden prizes on DTmembers blogs, these will be the winners of 1 image of the New Fall images of their choice!

2.  AMANDA -
5.  DEBBI -
6.  DIANE -
7.  EDWINA -
9.  LILIA -
10.  MARLENE -
12.  SANDRA -
13.  STACIE -
14.  SUE -
15.  SUSAN G. -
16.  SUSAN -
17.  VALERIE -
18.  WENDY -

You have untill October 17th to finish the hop, and the winner will be drawn on October 19th by Random Integer.


Hugs Sandra

zondag 14 oktober 2012

Only one more day to go...

Where will YOU be on October 15th?
If you LOVE digital stamps you will be on the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog!
Because we are having a BLOG HOP!!!
So if you love PRIZES and NEW images,
then come to our
Here are 2 sneek peeks for you!


To see these new images and  ALL of the NEW FALL IMAGES revealed,
Be there on October 15 - October 17!

Stay tuned!

Hugs, Sandra

Happy Owl-oween

Hi all!

Time for another challenge over at Red Carpet Studios! This week it is the Card DT's turn, which is also my turn! This time we are sponsored by Punkin' Patch stamps, check out their store, they are great!
Anyway, this is what I created!
This weeks theme is as always inspired by a movie, this weeks movie is The Birds, from Alfred Hitchcock. The challenge is to make a card with a bird, this can be a digi or a stamp, die cut, sticker etc.
I made a rectangle card, with a gorgeous digi by MelJen. This cute little owl is called little wizard owl, and he can be found here.
This little wizard is colored with my Copics again, and since it was my birthday 2 weeks ago, I just had to use some of the new Copics I got!
I used the following:
Owl: E71, E77 and E79
Hat: V12, V15 and V16, YR23 and YR27.
Swirls: Clear Spica Pen.
The paper I used is by Basic Grey, Eerie collection again, and the sentiment is written by hand. I used a white Souffle Pen to make faux stitching, and some rhinestones from my stash.
The flowers are by Prima Marketing, and the roses are from Marianne Design.

I hope you like it and hop over to Red Carpet Studios to join us!

This card is entering the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything goes
A gem of a challenge - Flowers and a DT-call
Di's Digi Designs - Too cute to spook
Polka Doodle - Halloween
Dream Valley - Halloween
Creative Card Crew - Birds

Hugs, Sandra

dinsdag 9 oktober 2012

Just a card

Hi all!

I am so excited about the upcoming Robyn's Fetish New Fall Bloghop, I totally forgot to post a card I recently made!
This time it is not for a DT or so, still have time to craft for my own. Even started making my Christmas cards! Quite early for me, since I started late november last year...
Well, here it is anyway, hope you like it!
I made a rectangle card, I should do this more often, because I really like it!
The digi I used is called Amy, by Wee Stamps from Sylvia Zet, and I totally adore this image!
She is colored with my Copic Markers, and I used the following:
Skin: E0000, E00, E11 and R20 for blush
Hair: E71, E77, E29, E49
Clothes: YG91 and YG95, V12, V15 and V17.
Flowers: YR00, YR02.
The paper I used is by Basic Grey, Plumeria collection, I just love the colors! The 3 purple flowers are by Marianne design, and for the leaces I used my Martha Stewart punch.
The ribbon is from my stash, and I also used a Fiskars border punch. All the edges are spunged with Distress ink Walnut Stain.

This card is entering the following challenges:
Make it monday - Anything goes
Marker Pop - Oldies but goodies, use your oldest markers (E00 and E11)
Songbird Challenges - Girls just wanna have fun
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Come and get it - Use 3 of: Purple, Green, Black, Glitter, Staples, Gems, Ribbon, Circles, Scallops (I used purple, green, and ribbon) (and a bit of glitter, shhhh)
Basic Grey - Ribbon and Lace

That was it for now, I hope you all like it!!

Hugs, Sandra

Coming soon, Robyn's Fetish New Fall BlogHop!


We are having a BLOG HOP!

Come help us celebrate our
that will soon be available in the

begins on OCTOBER 15
and will end on OCTOBER 17!

There will be PRIZES!
Join us on OCTOBER 15 to see all the details
all of the NEW IMAGES

Don't miss YOUR chance to win a great PRIZE!
You will LOVE these NEW images!

You will be AMAZED at the
creations made by the

Don't miss the FUN!
Be there on OCTOBER 15, 2012
Hugs Sandra

vrijdag 5 oktober 2012



Hi all!

I am super excited, because from now on I can finally say it out loud!!


Hugs, Sandra

Pumpkins for sale

Hi all,

Time for an new fortnight challenge at Digi Haven, so I went "freebiehunting"! Well, I hunted some great digi's and couldn't decide which to use, so I just used both! Here is my card I made for this times challenge.
Pretend I didn't say I used 2 digi's, did you mention it? Anyway, you can find the scarecrow here and the pumpkins here. They are both by MelonHeadz, you just have to check this out!
Both images are colored with my Copic Markers, and I am pretty sure I used the following, but I lost my scratch of paper I wrote the numbers on.
Skin/Hay: E31 and E33
Pumpkins: YR04 and YR07
Clothes: YG11, YG03 and YG06, BV04 and BV08.
The papers I used are Basic Grey, Eerie colloection again. There isn't much Halloween stuff for sale her in Holland, better buy me some digipapers I guess.
As an embellishment I sew some buttons on my card and used an orange brad.
I also found a pumpkin brad, isn't this the cutest one ever!!

Well, that is it for today. Hope you enjoyed it, and see you next time!!

This card is entering the following challenges:
Craft us crazy - Anything goes or halloween
Milk Coffee - Welcome Fall
Addicted to Stamps - Addicted to Halloween
Stampavie and more - Halloween

Hugs, Sandra