zondag 30 december 2012

Time to celebrate!

Hi all!

Welcome to the last Robyn's Fetish challenge of 2012! But don't worry, we will be back in 2013!!! Is it just me, or does next year seem far away? Only 2 more days and it is newyear.

This week, we have another lovely challenge for you at Robyn's Fetish, use a DOILY! How nice is that! It can be a diecut, or a regular doily, or some on your dessinpaper! Not that hard, right?

For this challenge, we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps, and I used one of their digi's to make this lovely card.
The image is called Sweet Treat and can be found here! It is actually a Halloween image, but by changing my colors I made a birthday piece of it! I colored this lovely cupcakes with my Copic Markers. Here's a close up images of my coloring.
I used the following markers to color my image.
Plate: E31, E33, Y35, Y38
Cupcakes: W0, W1, W3, E31, E33, R81, R83, R85
The sentiment I used is by Whimsy Stamps, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on yellow cardstock, that matches with my DP.
The DP I used is by My Minds Eye, The Sweetest Thing Honey collection. I am soooo in love with the yellow/pink combo!
The DP I used has some doilies on it, but I also added a normal doily . The pink pearls are a gift from my dear friend Krista.

That was it for today, hop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us. The more, the merrier!!

Hugs, Sandra

Wishes of a happy birthday

Hi all!

This week is the fifth week of december, that means a challenge at Red Carpet Studio in which both the lay-out and card DT join!! So you can join us with any project you want! And if that wasn't easy enough, you should see our them for this week!

Anything sweet! Isn't that sweet? And did you see the prize? Even sweeter, our lovely DTgirl Stacy offered a total blog make-over!
Here is my project for the sweetest challenge of the year!
 The image is by CC-Designs, called Cupcake Emma. Isn't she lovely?
Emma is colored with my Copic Markers again, and I used the following markers to color her in.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Clothes: YG91, YG95
Cupcake: E33, E35
Topping: RV91, RV93, RV95
I also used some Stickles to the cupcakes, both the big one, and the one in her hair!
The papers I used are by Bo Bunny, and the buttons are from my stash. I also used some white ribbon from my stash.
The sentiment I used is by Whimsy Stamps, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. All edges of the papers I used are inked with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.
The white lace is made with a Marianne Design Creatables die, and also inked with the same Distress Ink.

I hope you all like it and hope to see you on our "sweet" challenge at Red Carpet Studio!

Hugs, Sandra

donderdag 27 december 2012

Hieperdepiep - Aud Sentiments #70 midway inspiration

Hi all!

Time for our midway reminder at Aud Sentiments! This time we have an easy challenge! Any sentiment goes! For this challenge we are sponsored by My Heart Pieces,  just click on the logo below to go to their shop!

My heart pieces also generously offered some digi's to the DT, so I used one of theirs for my card.
The image I used is called Eli, and can be found here. The image is colored with my Copic Markers again, here is a closeup of my colored image.
I used the following colors to color Eli.
C1, C2, C3, R20
YR23, YR27
BG72, BG57
R27, R29
After coloring I used a Nestabilities Labels 1 Die to cut it out.
The sentiment is a clearstamp by Joy!Crafts, it is a Dutch text. It say Hip Hip Hooray, happy birthday. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp it on to some creamcolored cardstock.
I cut it out by hand, since my Nestabilities circle die didn't fit.
All dessinpapers used are by Basic Grey, PB&J collection pack.
All edges were inked with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.
I couldn't help myself making some flower arrangement, I used Wild Orchid crafts flowers and some paper roses for it. I also used some blue pearls from my stash.

That was it for today, I hope you like it!
Please hop over to Aud Sentiments, there is still time to enter!

This card is entering the following challenges.
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Celebration
My Heart Pieces - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Basic Grey - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anyhing goes
Paper Make Up Stamps - Anything goes with a Digi
Stamp-n-Doodle - Anything goes

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 23 december 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi all!

Christmas is approaching quickly, and finished my christmas cards. Everyone received them, which is almost a miracle, since postal delivery in Holland is really bad sometimes!

You all know it is sunday again, which means a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This weeks theme is Christmas cards for a child. We are sponsored by Bugaboo this week, and they offered some images for the DT.
Here is my card with one of their images!
I made a tri-shutter card from kraft cardstock. Papers I used are from my stash, they came with a magazine.
Image is by Bugaboo and can be found here. This cutie snowman is colored with my Copic Markers, but I didn't shade or so, because I wanted to keep it easy. The ornaments are matted on cream colored cardstock, die cutted with a Nestabilities Labels 4 die.
The lantern on the front is made with a Creatable by Marianne Design.
On the upper middle piece is wrapped some twine and used a charm and 3 wooden snowflakes.
The hanging sign is made with the same die as the lantern on the cardfront.

This was it for today, I hope you like it!
Please join us with your Christmas card for a child at Robyn's Fetish!

I am entering the following challenges:
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes
Dreamvalley - Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything goes
Platypus Creek Digitals - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Anything goes for christmas
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Seeing double
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - December celebration

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 16 december 2012

Robyn's Fetish #138

Hi all!

It is sunday again, time for a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish!
This weeks challenge is an easy one for this time of the year, knowing: SNOWMEN!! I told you it was easy!
We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish this week, so I made a beautiful card with two of their images!
The digi's I used are Home for the holidays, and Snow wagon.They are colored with my Copic Markers and I am pretty sure I used the following:
Snow: C00, C0
Black: C5, C7, 100
Red: R35, R37
Brown: E57, E59
My card is a 12cm square card, with a white card front. The red scalloped cardstock is cut out with a Marianne Design creatables die, and the kraft piece is cut out with a die from the same set. I inked the embossed parts with Distress ink Walnut Stain while the paper was still in the die.
I cut the images out by hand an gled the snow wagon to my card, and popped this cutie snowman upo with dimensionals.

That was it for today, I hope you like it!
Hop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us in this fun challenge!!

Hugs, Sandra

vrijdag 14 december 2012

Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of Christmas tree projects to help you get ready for the Christmas season!

 If you're looking to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Ashley's blog. If you've come from Pam's blog, you're in the right place!

For today's hop, I made this lovely card!
I used a rubberstamp from Saturated Canary, called Trimming the Tree, here is a close up of my colored image.
She is stamped on Clairfontaine DCP Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and colored with my Copic Markers. I used the following markers.
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 and R20 for blush.
Hair: E35, E57, E59.
Clothes: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, R27, R29.
Tree: E57, E59, G43, G46
I also added tiny white dots to the bow in her hair and on her dress with a white gelpen, so it looks like polkadots!
The paper I used is by Echo Park, A very merry Christmas collection. The clock die is by Tim Holtz, and I used some paper roses to make a little bouquet. The holly leafs are made with a Nellie Snellen Punches. I also used some rhinestones from my stash.

I made a little hidden tag, that is behind my main image, the sentiment is from Imaginisce. I made a bow from lace and attached a flower to it.
We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$6 worth of digital stamps

Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday December 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Eileen's blog. Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!

Hugs Sandra

Wreaths and ornaments @ Digi Haven

Hi all!

When I saw we had an wreaths and ornaments challenge at Digi Haven, I knew I wouldn't be making a card! But how I made this one up, guess you must have thought I am on drugs or so!! I made my own wreath out of..........................................
Let me explain how I got into it, quite a funny story! I was cleaning up my craft room, so I could make a new mess again. In my craft room I have a paperbin. It was quite full and when I picked it up to bring it away, a lot of toiletpaper rolls fell out. I thought, well there must be something I could do with them, rather then make binoculars of it like I did as a kid!
And there was the idea, I can make my own wreath! Insane!!!!! Until I wanted to make a tutorial of it! I already made my wreath for the challenge, so I had to make a new one. And then... I ran out of toilet paper rolls.. So I went on the internet to look around, and look what I found! Someone who made a tutorial of it! I always thought I was the only insane one!!
Anyway, you can find this tutorial here.
Since this is for a Digi Haven Challenge, I must use a free digi, so I used one of Anji's Antics, which can be found here.
I printed it out, and mirrored it, here is the other one!
The digi's are colored with my Copic Markers, and I used the following:
G43, G46, R27, R29, W00, W0

To finish it, I made a bow from red ribbon, and from the leftover piece I made a string to hang it on!

That was it for today, I hope you all like it! Hop over to Digi Haven to join us with your wreaths and ornaments. It doesn't matter if they are on a card, or whatsoever, just join us!
To be elegible for our fantastic prize, iffered by our own Mynette, you will have to use a digi that is free for at least the during of our challenge!!

I will be back later today for the Christmas Tree Blog Hop!!

Hugs, Sandra

woensdag 12 december 2012

Seasons Greetings and a DT-call

Hi all!!

Are you all finished with your Christmas cards? Well, I am still not, I am going to give it a last try for tomorrow, because I want them sent out!
In case you are not finished, we have a lovely challenge at Aud Sentiments!! This times theme is Anythig Goes FOR THE HOLIDAYS! That can be any december holiday, Christmas, Hanukka, etc.

We also are having a DT-call, you can enter the call by joining us in this challenge and put DT behind your name!

This is what I created:
For this challenge we are sponsored by Birdie Brown, and I used 4 different or their digi's, 2 reindeers, Santa and the sentiment! As a prize, they are giving 3 images of the winners choice!

Just click on the blinkie to go to their shop, it's lovely!
Anyway, here are 2 close-ups from my colored images, since they did not fit in 1 picture.
 I used the following Copics to color them
Skin: E00, E11
Beard: C00, C0, C2
Suit: R27, R29
Belt: E57, E59
Present: G43, G46, B00, B0, colorless blender
Reindeer: E35, E57, E59, G46, R29
I also used some Candy cane Stickles on the bells

I didn't use any dessinpaper, simply because I couldn't decide which...  I only used some green cardstock as a mat and white cardstock, which I embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
To finish my card I used some twine and pearls from my stash!

That was it for today, please join us at Aud Sentiments, and don't forget to put DT behind your name for a chance to join our fabulous DT!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 9 december 2012

Merry Christmas

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

Hi all,

I am really beginning to worry now! All my Christmas cards have Merry Christmas on it, including this one!! LOL, I like it!

It is Sunday again, that means time for another challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This weeks theme is an easy one! CHRISTMAS!! Aren't we all working on our Christmas cards? I defenately am!! Still not finished, only need about 6 more!
The card I made has a snowman on it, and believe it or not, it started snowing here in Holland 2 days ago! Snow is quite rare over here, so I like it!
Anyway, here is my card.
For this challenge, we are sponsored by The Digi Garden, and I used one of their digi;s they generously offered to the DT.

Just click on the banner to go to their Shop!
The digi I used is called Snowman 5 and can be found in this section. He is colored woth my Copic Markers again, and I used the following.
Snow: C00 and 0
Arms: E57 and E59
Nose: YR15 and YR16
Scarf: B95 and B97
Ornaments: R56 and R59
I cut out the image by hand and diecut an ornament behind with the gorgeous die from NoorDesign, made by Joy!Crafts. I really like the cardstock I used for it, because it is a bit shimmery. Hard to see on the photo's but I really like it. Too bad I used the last pieces for this card... :(
The papers I used are by Echo Park, Winter Park collection, perfect for cards with snow and snowman on it!
The sentiment is a clearstamp from my stash, and the rhinestones are also from my stash.
I also used some bakers twine, and wrapped it around my cardstock. I attatched a snowflake charm on it, isn't that lovely!

I hope you all like it, see you at Robyn's Fetish!

I would love to enter my card in the following challenges.
Diva's by Design - Let it snow
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
Crafty Calendar Challenge - White Christmas + optional something metal (I used a charm)
Delicious Doodles Challenge  - Christmas with blue
Pause Dream Enjoy - Blue and White
Stampin' for the weekend - Let it snow
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowmen
Simon Says Stamp - Snowflakes (my charm and dessinpaper)

Hugs, Sandra

Frosty the Snowman

Hi all!

Welcome to another card challenge over at Red Carpet Studio!

Before I annouce the challenge theme, I would like to notify you of a guest designer call for January, February and March. Just click here for more info.'

The Award Show is also going on, but only this week. Please vote for our winner!

So this weeks challenge theme is "Frosty the snowman"! You can join us with anything, as long as it has a snowman or a snowflake on it. Easy in this time of the year right?

For this challenge we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.

Just click on the logo to go to their shop. It's worth it, I promise!

This is my creation! I only used 1 pieces of DP, hurray for me! I always love to put lots and lots of papers on it, bt not this time! The DP I used is be S.E.I. called Kris Kringle collection.
The image I used is by Crafty Sentiments, and can be found here. This snowbuddy is colored with my Copic Markers, and I used the following.
Snowman: C00, 0
Hat: R27, R29, BG10, BG11
Tree: G43, G46
The snowflakes and the bottom are also colored with my C00 marker and I used Stickles on it to make it sparkle.
The image is cut out with my Nestabilities Labels Four die, and glittered along the edge.
I used some red ribbon from my stash. I also used some vellum and a cuttlebug embossingfolder to create the snowflakes on the background.

That was it for today, I hope you all like it! The theme is easy, so just join us at Red Carpet Studio!

There will be another post later today, so stay tuned!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 2 december 2012

Merry Christmas (again) Robyn's Fetish #136 Tic Tac Toe

Hi all!

The titles of my blogposts are getting a bit monotone! It looks like the last 3 or 4 posts are called "Merry Christmas"
Well, guess it is the time of the year or so! :)
It is sunday again and time for a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish!
This week we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads.
Di's Digi Downloads
Click on the banner to go to their shop.
They have lots ans lots of wonderful digi's, but the DT didn't use their images. We actually did not use any digital stamps at all!
This weeks challenge is a TIC TAC TOE challenge, and here is the grid
For my sample I used to top line, Red + green, embossing and lace. Here is my card
The paper I used is by Little Yellow Bicycle, and it is called the Magic Christmas collection. The baubles I used are die-cuts that comes with the collection.
I cut a panel of creamcolored cardstock, and embossed it with my Swiss Dots embossingfolder in my Cuttlebug. I inked the embossed parts and the edges of all papers with Distress Ink Peeled Paint.
I used 2 different twines to "hang" the baubles.
The sentiment is a clear stamp, stamped with Memento Tudexo Black ink on the same cream-colored cardstock. Cut 2 slots in it for my lace, and that was it!

I hope y'all like it, and join the fun at Robyn's Fetish!
See you next time!

Hugs, Sandra