vrijdag 30 november 2012

Merry Christmas at Digi Haven!

Hi all!

Christmas is coming closer and closer, and I am still finishing my cards... Hurry, hurry hurry!! Well, you all can guess whst the new challenge theme is at Digi Haven right?
CHRISTMAS!! Lucky me!
We have a fab sponsor for this challenge, my DT sistah Mynette is offering one of her sentiments she made.
Here is my sample!
I made a 13,5cm (4inch) square card, and cut away the right half of my card front. Then I cut a diamond shape with my Nesties and printed the image on it. Here is a close up of my colored image.
The image is by Sliekje, and can be found here. This Christmas elf is colored with my Copic Markers again, and I used the following.
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair and bag: E31, E33, E35 and E37
Outfit: R27 and R29 and G43 and G46
Bear: W00, W0 and W1
I used a lot of leftover strips from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday collection. I also cut the diamond shape twice again, one to cover the bleeded colors on the back of my image, and to write a message on, and one for the sentiment. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment, and Memento London Fog for the swirls on the outside.
The card is closed with a ribbon, which is covered between my colored image and the paper to write your message on. Then you can tie it in a bow, and your card is closed!

It is a fun one, I hope you try it out!

That was it for now, I hope you all join us at Digi Haven! Just one note, to be elegible for the prize Mynette offers, you have to use a digi that is FREE at least during  the challenge, in this case 2 weeks!

See you soon!

Hugs, Sandra

donderdag 29 november 2012

May the season bring you warmth and joy!

Hi all!

It is playtime at Aud Sentiments, we are have a BINGO party!!
This fortnight we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter, they are offering a $20 gift voucher for the winner! How generous!
The Paper Shelter
Just click on the image to go to their shop, it is worth it!

To join this challenge, you only have to pick just one line or row from our bingo grid!

Here is my sample
As you can see I chose the bottom line from the grid, by using the word "joy" in my sentiment, red/blue ribbon on the left side of my card, and 2 die-cuts, made with my oval dies. The image I used is a sponsored one by the Paper Shelter, which you can find here.
I colored Candy Ski with my Copic Markers, and I used the following colors.
Skin: E00, E11 and R20 for blush
Browns: E57, E59
Reds: R27, R29
Coat: B97, B99
Mittens and pants: BG13, BG15
Tree: G43, G46
The snow isn't colored, only highlighted with Stickles, but it doesn't show well in the pictures.
The image is cut out with the largest oval die from my set and framed with a scalloped oval die.
The papers I used are from the Winter Park collection by Echo Park, perfect for images with snow! The ribbon and the twine is from my stash.
The sentiment is a clearstamp from the Euroshop. I stamped it with my Versamark Ink and embossed it with Seafoam White embossing powder.
The last little detail on my card are my little mittens, aren't they cute?

That was it for now, I hope you like my card! Hop over to Aud Sentiments to join us!
See you at the Bingo!!!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 25 november 2012

Robyn's Fetish #135 - Black, White and one color

***This is my second post for today, please make sure to scroll down to see the first!!!***

Hi all,

I am back again, but I promise, this is the last one for today!

Time for a new challenge over at Robyn's Fetish! Well, y'all see this weeks theme in my title, and yes, again black and white! What are the odds?!? The only thing different for Red Carpet Studio's challenge, is that you can add 1 extra color, but only one!!! This one was easier for me to make, just bwcause that one color!
This week we are sponsored by Floppy Latte Digital Designs, and they were that generous to offer some of their digi's to the DT. They are also hosting our prize this week!
This is what I created, using their stamp Flower Bonnet. You can find this gorgeous digi here! Isn't it gorgeous! The moment I saw this gorgeous digi, I thought CAMEO!!!!! And then, there was my problem... Cameo's are oval shaped, and I had no oval die! What to do now?
Well........ go to the store and buy me some!! Haha, easiest way to solve a problem! I was finally able to make my own cameo!
I made my own background paper for this card. I used a piece of white cardstock, and stamped some clocks on it with Versamark ink. I used clear embossingpowder and inked my cardstock with Distress Ink Dusty Concord. I used a babywipe to clean the clocks, and there it was. My own home-made backgroundpaper. I have never done this before, so I am quite happy this turned out the way i hoped.
All the edges of the white papers are inked with the same Dusty Concord ink. I also used some purple polka dot ribbon from my stash. The purple ribbon flowers are also from my stash, an white ones I cut out with a creatables die.

That was my Robyn's Fetish DT card for today, I hope you join us!

I would love to enter the following challenges:
Challenges for Everybody - Anything goes
That craft place - No squares allowed
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Flowers
Cards Galore - Silhouette

Hugs, Sandra

Roses are red

Hi all,

Time for a new card challenge at Red Carpet Studio! I had a hard time on this theme... I am totally into bright colors, like pinks and yellows in example, but for this weeks challenge colors are forbidden! Make a card in black and white... Phew, and there I was, sitting in my craft roon, with hardly any inspiration... Hard to color a stamp when only black and white are allowed... And suddenly... a lightbulb! What an idea! I bought a butterfly stampset by Marianne Design on my birthday, and I have an embossingfolder with butterflies! And even a lovely sentiment in the butterfly stamp set!
Drums please.......

Quite lovely huh!! The butterflies and sentiment are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used some shimmery white cardstock and some black and that was it!

These are some close-up pics. To finish my card I used a black marker to color some of the embossed butterflies, and that was it. I think I created quite an elegant card and in the end I am happy with the result.

This week we are sponsored by Eureka stamps, they are offering 5 digi-stamps of your choice if you win! Who doesn't want that!
That was it for now, hop over to Red Carpet Studio and join us!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Challenges for everybody - Anything goes
Pile it on - Anything but Christmas
The ABC Challenge - Butterflies
Hotshot Craft - Butterfly

Hugs, Sandra

donderdag 22 november 2012

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hi All,

I was having a though day yesterday, but Susan made me smile again! She gave me the Sunshine Blogger Award!

Thank you very much Susan, I appreciate it!

Here are the rules for the Sunshine Award!
1. Include the award logo in your post.

2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link back to them.

3. Answer 10 questions about you, that you have made up yourself.

4. Nominate up to 10 Bloggers and contact them to inform them.

Okay, so here are the questions, let's go!

1. What is my favourite animal?
My favorite animal is a cat, eventhough I am allergic to them!

2. What do I like to read?
I usually read cardmaking or scrapbooking magazines, but I love to read books. My favorite authors are James Patterson and Tess Gerritsen.

3. What is my favorite color?

4. Who are your heroes?
My husband, mom dad and sister.

5. What did I do before stamping took over my free time?
I wasn't even born back then! I have been stamping since I was a kid!

6. What is my favorite holiday?

7. How did I want to grow up when I was a little girl?
I always wanted to be a hairdresser or a dentist.

8. Where do I get my inspiration from?
From all the people I nominated!

9. What do I do when I am not busy stamping?
Read book, shopping or working

10. What is my favorite singer?

Now I will pass on this award to 10 people who inspired me.

1. Denise, Scrappy D's House of Card. She is the owner of the Digi Haven challenge blog, where I am a DT. She inspires me with everything she makes and she is sooo funny! She became a good online friend!

2. Ashley, Made especially for you. She is the owner of the Red Carpet Studio Challenge blog, where I am a DT. Her idea of movie-inspired challenge themes are amazing and her work using her Cricut is gorgeous!

3. Dana - Imagine what you could do. She is one of the DT girls on Digi Haven. Her creations are beautiful and always inspires me!

4. Deanne - A little bit o' paper. She is also one of the DT girls on Digi Haven. She is in a lot of DT's and everytime she finds the time to create something unique and beautiful!

5. Mynette - On a stampage. One of the DT girls on Digi Haven. She made my blog button and offers her own digi stamps as a prize for winners of the Digi Haven Challenge! Her designs are wonderful!

6. Sandy - Sandy's Crafty Creations. Also a DT for Digi Haven. She is very understanding, and always willing to do something extra for our DT. Her cards are beautiful and her coloring is amazing!

7. Tammy - Creatively Me. Another one of the DT girls for Digi Haven. Her designs are amazing, and her coloring is always lovely!

8. Krista - Krista's Design. She is one of my best crafty friends, she taught me how to use my Copics. We love to craft together. We live in the same neighbourhood, but we met eachother online!

9. Karen - Simply Frenzied. Recently joined the Digi Haven DT again, and I am glad she is back! Her designs are amazing, and she has a great sense of humor!

10. Wendy - Confessions of a Papersniffer. She's also on the Digi Haven DT. Her cards are beautiful and her layering is gorgeous, same as her coloring!  

I will inform my nominees, so they can give it to their sunshine Bloggers!

Again, Susan, thank you for sending it to me, you made my day happy again!!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 18 november 2012

Robyn's Fetish #134 - Vintage

Hi all!

I am really enjoying my time as a DT for Robyn's Fetish, all the girls are so lovely! Today is the start of our new challenge, Make it Vintage. Personally, vintage is not really my style. I am more a bright color type, so I had a hard time on this one. Luckily our sponsor A day for daisies, generously offered a lovely digi to us, so that made it a bit easier for me!
This is what I created!
Actually, when I look at it, I am quite happy with the result! The digi I used is called vintage camera C, and you can find it here.
Here is a close-up of my colored image. I used my fellow Copics again to color this lovely camera, and I used the following colors:
E71, E77 and E79 and C1, C3, C5 and C7
The paper I used is from the Euro-shop, and the ribbon is from my stash.
The beautiful frame behind the image is a die from Joy!Crafts, and I inked the embossed parts with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. And yes, again, I couldn't resist using some flowers on my card, they are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

That was it for today, make sure to hop over to Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog and join us with your Vintage card!

Happy crafting!

Hugs, Sandra

vrijdag 16 november 2012

Give thanks at Digi Haven

Hi all!

Friday again, time really flies when you are having fun! Timw for a new fortnight challenge at Digi Haven! This times theme is Give thanks, or thanksgiving. Over here in Holland we don't celebrate thanksgiving, but there are so many lovely Thanksgiving freebies on the net, I decided to just make one for thanksgiving!
There are some major changes upcoming on Digi Haven. They start on the first challenge in January, but for now, let's just stick to the old challenge rules, use an image that is FREE during at least the challenge time. This challenge is live for 2 weeks, so you can use a monthly freebie of a forever freebie! Isn't that lovely?
Wow, that was a whole story, without pics, are you still reading? Let's just go to my card!!
Isn't this turley the cutest? I found it online at Karen's Doodles, you can find this one here!
I used my Copics again to color, and I used the following colors
E35, E37, E57, E59, E71, E77, E79, R27, R29, YR15, YR17
I cut him out after coloring with a Nestabilities Circle Die, and cut te bottom part off. Then he has some ground to sit on! The doily on the background is a Tim Holtz on the Edge die called Vintage Doily.
The papers I used is from the Euroshop, and the ribbon is from my stash, I attached it to the card using my stapler with orange staples.

Tha was it for today, I hope you all liked it!
The only thing for you to do know, it to link up your card using a free digi!!
See you at Digi Haven!

Hugs, Sandra

BTW, did you know Digi Haven is now on Facebook? Like our page here!

woensdag 14 november 2012

Thank you!

Hi all!

Time flies when you are having fun, and that is exactly what I am having!! So much fun creating all those christmascard, but also really nice to make some other kinds of cards!
We are already halfway on our Aud Sentiments challenge, this times theme is Thanks! You can use all kinds of stamps, digi's or whatever, as long as you use the word thank in your sentiment. That can be somethink like thank you, or perhaps thanksgiving? Just spreading some ideas!
I kept my sentiment quite simple, just thank you! Here is my card.
Before I head over to the deets of this card, I have to tell y'all we are sponsored by Di's DigiDesigns! They are offering a $10,- gift certificate for their shop!

I used a stamp by the Greeting Farm, but I have no clue how she is called, but she is adorable!
She is colored with my Copic Markers and I used the following:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 and R20 for blush
Hair: E57, E59
Skirt: G94 and G99, B95 and B97
The shirt and the bow in her hair are paperpieced with some dessinpaper, but shaded with my W3 and W1 marker to give it a bit more depth.
The dessinpaper I used is by Authentique, I love the colors in this collection! I cut my image out and cut a circle and a scalloped circle to place her on. I used my Martha Stewart punch to create a border. This punch is definately my favorite one!! The rhinestones are from my stash.
I used some flowers to create a bouquet, the green one is by wild orchid crafts and the other ones are from my stash.
The sentiment I used is a label, isn't it lovely!

That was it for now, just hop over to Aud Sentiments and join us!

I would like to enter in the following challenge:

Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
DreamValley Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Create - Fancy Edges
Digi Galore - Thanksgiving (not sure how it fit the theme, feel free to delete my entry if not :)
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - My Favorite things (my Martha Stewart Punch for sure!!)
Crafty CardMakers - More than 1 die-cut or punch
Make it Monday - Anything goes
MyGrafico - Anything goes

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 11 november 2012

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #133, Anything goes!


Hi all,

It is sunday again, that means the start of a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This weeks theme is easy, ANYTHING GOES!! Robyn's Fetish is also the sponsor of this challenge, judt click on the name and take a look in the shop!
Since I need some more christmas cards, I chose to make one for this challenge, this is what I did.
I used an image by Robyn's Fetish, called Christmas Cottage, you can find it here! This card is a shaker card, to create the effect of a snowglobe. Really like how it turned out!
Here is a close-up of the colored image, which is colored with my Copic Markers again.
Used Copics:
House: C3, C5, C7, E487, E49, R56, R59
Snow: BG0000, BG000, BG10
I used some fine white glitter to make the snow, but now I realize I could also have used flowersoft... Always think of those things when I am finished! I don't know about you all, but for me stuff has to be on my desk, or I don't use it. That is why my desk is a mess I guess!!
Anyway, I also used a christmas tree I made with a creatables die!
I inked the embossed parts with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink, and the egdes are inked with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.
The papers I used are by Echo Park, Winterpark collection, and the edges are also inked with Distress Ink.

To finish everything off, I cut some snowflakes with a CuttleBug die, and added some sparkle to it using silver glitter glue.

That was it for today, I hope you enjoyed it! Remember, Anything goes, so hop over to Robyn's Fetish to join us!

Hugs, Sandra

Have a rootin tootin birthday!

Hi all!

Time for Red Carpet Studios card design team to host another challenge this week!! This week we are sponsored by Dude Time Doodles, they are offering a $10 gift certificate to the winner, isn't that generous! They also provides some images to the DT to work with, I choose to only use the sentiment.
This weeks challenge is all about Western Cards, this is what I made:
I made a 10cm (4inch) square easel card. The base is made from kraft-paper. The stamp I used is one by Nellie Snellen, this cutie was on my desk for a while, but I lost the packaging so I have no clue about how she is called. Here is a close-up.
She is colored with my Copic Markers again, and I used the following markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20 for blush
Hair: E35, E37
Yellows: Y35, Y38
Blues: BG57, BG49
Gun: C5, C7
The papers I used are My Minds Eye. I used a Martha Stewart Border punch to create a border, and my cirle and scalloped circle Nestabilities.
I also used some pearls from my stash, and some paper roses.
I also used a paper doily from my stash.
That was it for today, I hope you all like it! Hop over to Red Carpet Studios and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 5 november 2012

Top Man - Robyn's Fetish Challenge #132

Hi all!

Due to hurricane Sandy in USA we are a day later than usual, but it is time for a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This weeks challenge is cards for a man, and we are sponsored by The Crafty Pad, they are offering 3 digis of the winners choice, or 1 set and 1 single digi, isn't that great?
This is what I created:
I also used an image by The Crafty Pad, this one is called Albert Diggin'. You can find him here.
I don't often make male cards, so I had a hard time on this one. Most of you know, I add flowers to my cards most of the time, but it wasn't appropiate here...
Here is a close-up of the colored image
I used the following Copic Markers to color Albert
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 and R20 for blush
Hair: E15, E18
Clothes: YR04, YR07 and YR09, BG01 and BG05
Shovel: E15 and E18, C5 and C7
Ground: E15 and E18 and YG63 and YG67.
Shading: W00, W0 and W1
The sentiment is also by The Crafty Pad, and can be found here. I used my BG01 marker to color the letters.
The backgroundpapers are by My Minds Eye, not a real "male"collection, but I picked the most masculine papers! I used a Martha Stewart border punch to make a border. The ribbon is from my stash and is stapled to my card. the sentiment is popped up with foam tape, and I used a gauze from my first aid kit behind my main image. Let's just hope I don't need me first aid kit, I ran out of gauzes!!!

Anyway, that was it for today, hop over to the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

vrijdag 2 november 2012

Happy Fall!

Hi all!

Again another challenge over at Digi Haven! This is the start of our new fortnight challenge, themed Fall trees and/or leaves, and this is what I created

Hihi, you are shocked, aren't you? Pink for a fall card? Very non-traditional, but yet, I like it! I used an image by Sliekje, but since I am not working on my own computer, I don't have a link by hand, so I will add it later tot my post, sorry.

This cute squirrel is colored with my Copics again, and I used the following:
Squirrel: E35, E37 and E29
Berries: V83, R85, V28
Acorns: E71, E77
Shading: W00, W0, W1

The papers I used are from the Hey Birdie collection by Kaiserkraft. It is an actual fall collection, and I am sooo in love with the colors!
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border, and the sentiment is handwritten.

The flowers I used are from my stast, and I am pretty sure the pink ones are by Prima, and I have no idea where the green ones are from, but they match the papers!

That is it for today, go do some fall freebie searching and join us!!

Hugs, Sandra

donderdag 1 november 2012

Once upon a time......



Hi all!!

We are already halfway on our storybook challenge at Aud Sentiments so it is time for my inspirational post! This time we are sponsored by Sassy Studio´s Designs, they have gorgeous digis!
I also used one of their digis for this inspirational post!
Since this times challenge is storybook, i made my own storybook, as a bookcard. The papers I used on this project are from the Plumeria collection by Basic Grey. The ribbon is from my stash, and I used a border punch from Martha Stewart. The thickers are fabric by American Crafts.
Let´s take a look on the inside, shall we?
The digi I used is Esmeralda Honey, from the Hunchback of the Notre Dame. Perfect digi for me, because I am a total Disney ADDICT!! Perfect challenge, I had so much fun creating this!!
On the tag I wrote a sentiment, it is a quote from the movie!
I love this phrase, but actually I just love the whole movie LOL :)
Here's a close-up of my colored Esmeralda.

Esmeralda is colored with my Copic Markers, and I used the following
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair: C5, C7 and 100, R83 and R85 for the hairband
Shirt: C00, C0, YR27 and BG72
Skirt: V15, V17 and V22, V28
Jewelry: YR27
Again, I couldn't help myself and I had to make a bouqet of flowers, and I added a charm to it. I also added some purple rhinestones and I actually quite like it!

The front and back look :)

Thaty was it for today, we only have one week left for this challenge, so come and join us at Aud Sentiments!
This project is entering the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenges - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Glitter and bling
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or twine
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes 
Hugs Sandra