dinsdag 30 april 2013

Great news - The Stamping Chef Club is now open!

Hi all!

Today is a special day in the Netherlands! Today our Queen stepped back and our new King is crowned! I have been watching TV all morning and afternoon, and I will check back later! It was a beautiful ceremony, and our new Queen Maxima, wow, she looked AMAZING!

But that is not the only special news I have! Today, we opened a brand new club! My friend Krista and I have been chatting with Tamara from The Stamping Chef a lot recently, to get more publicity in the Netherlands. Tamara is the designer of all those gorgeous images, check out her shop!

You can also join the club if you aren't Dutch, but we only talk Dutch, LOL.
You can find our club here --> CLICK.

We will have a monthly FREEBIE challenge, just like the weekly one on the Facebook page. You can request the freebie image, and by requesting it, you will be joining our challenge. And the winner of the challenge will win more The Stamping Chef images!

This is what I made as an inspiration for May's challenge. The theme is ANYTHING GOES with the requested image, easy right?
The image I used is this months FREEBIE, called BitterSweet. You can also find the image in the shop, just click here. Let me show you a close-up of my colored image.
BitterSweet is colored with my Copic Markers, and I really enjoyed coloring her! I used the following markers.
Skin: E00, E11, E13, and R20 for blush and lips
Hair: E71, E74, E77, E79
Purples: V91, V95, RV91, RV93, RV95
Whites: W00, W0, W2, W5
Leafs: YG91, YG93, YG95
The papers I used are by Authentique, Remembrance collection. I alsways use the 6x6 pads when making cards, and I really LOVE the fact they designed the inside of the frontpage and last page as well! Get more use out of your paper pads!
I matted every layer with kraft cardstock, so there are lots of layers going on on this card!
Of course, the famous me-style flowers! I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Marianne Design and made a little bouquet. For the leafs I used a Martha Stewart punch. I also added some pearls on the corners of my card to give it a finished look.

I hope you all like it and for the Dutch, JOIN OUR CLUB!

I would love to enter the following challenges.
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Lots of Layers
Artistic Inspiration Challenge - Lots of layers
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - Flowers
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Lots of Layers
Forever Friends Challenge - Use Flowers
Get Inky! Challenge - Fabulous Floral Fun
Sparkle and Sprinkle Creative Challenges - Use a digital image
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything goes
My Time to Craft Challenge Blog - Use Kraft
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Anything BUT Birthday

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 28 april 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #157 - Stripes and Dots

Hi all!

It is that time again! Sunday means a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This week we want to see STRIPES AND DOTS!
We also have Bugaboo as our Fabulous sponsor this week! They are offering 7 digi's of the winners choice! Just click on the banner below to go to their shop.
Bugaboo Stamps

Bugaboo also offered images to the DT, and this is what I created!
Lots of stripes and dots, right? The image I used is by Bugaboo and is called Lady Bug - Flower Pot and can be found here.
Let me show you a close-up of my colored image!
This lovely ladybug is colored with my Copic Markers, and I used the following.
C00, C0, C2, C5, V05, V06, YG03, YG06, RV10, RV13.
I also used a white gel pen to make some highlights.
I used an oval die to cut my image.
The papers I used are by My Minds Eye - Happy go lucky collection.
The sentiment I used is from a clearstamp set by Noor!Design, I just LOVE their stuff!
The flowers I used are from my stash, glued together and added a rhinestone to finish them off!

That was it for today, I hope you all liked it! Now pop over to Robyn's Fetish and show us some stripes and dots!

Hugs, Sandra

Thanks for the fabulous time! - Red Carpet Studio Challenge

Hi all!

Time for a new challenge at Red Carpet Studio! We are inspired by the Award speeches, so we want to see some THANK YOU cards!

We also have a FAB sponsor this week, we are sponsored by Dilly Beans! How lovely is that! Just click on the banner below to go to their shop. They are offering 3 images of the winners choice, isn't that awesome!

Dilly Beans also generously offered an image to everyone on the DT, this is what I created with it!
For this card I was inspired by a DT-pal on another DT, Kevin McCrafty, he made an awesome rosette-card the other day. Click here to see his awesome card! I was also inspired by the shape of her hair, that perfectly goes along with the edge of my Nestabilities circle!
The image I used is called Paige and can be found here. She is colored with my Copic Markers and I used the following.
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29 YR23, YR27, G02, G05, R81, R83, R85
Clothes: R81, R83, R85
I added a little green rhinestone to the flower in her hair.
Like I said, the image is cut out with a Nestabilities circle die. I matted it with a scalloped circle from one of the designer papers fro the kit I used. Then I added one layer of lace, and to finish it, I made a large paper rosette behind it.
To finish my card, I added some paper roses along the bottom of my rosette.
The sentiment I used is from a clear stamp set from Noor!Design, inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
The designer paper I used was included with a magazine, I love the colors. Very springy!

That was it for now, there will be one more post later today, so stay tuned. First hop over to Red Carpet Studio and link up your Thank You card!

Hugs, Sandra

vrijdag 26 april 2013

Hugs & Kisses - Digi Haven DT post

Hi all!

Time for a new challenge at Digi Haven! We want to see some BUTTONS!

We also have an awesome sponsor this challenge, we are sponsored by the fabulous Dilly Beans!
Just click on the banner below to go to the shop.

Dilly Beans also generously sponsored some images to the DT, and this is what I did with it!
I really had fun with this image, she was so lovely to color! Here is a close-up of my colored image.
The image I used is called Elly Framed and can be found here. She is colored with my Copic Markers, and I used the following markers.
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Eyes: E55, E57
Hair: E53, E55, E57, E59
Roses: RV21, RV23
Leafs: YG03, YG06
Background: Y00, Y02
The papers I used are by a really old paperstack by K&Company. I have this stack since I started scrapbooking about 6 years ago! The pink ribbon I used is from my stash.
The sentiment banner is included in the paperstack, I adhered some rhinestones on it.
The buttons are also from my stash, and I used some white embroidery thread to sew them onto my cardfront.

That was it for today, I hope you like it! Now hop over to Digi Haven and join us! Don't forget to give my fellow DT-girls and guy some love too!

Hugs, Sandra

donderdag 25 april 2013

Aud Sentiments 3rd Birthday Blog Hop and Challenge

Hi all!

One week earlier this time for my Aud Sentiments post but I have a very good reason!
Aud Sentiments is celebrating its third birthday!

Thank you for helping Aud Sentiments celebrate 3 years of craft challenges. We are celebrating in a big way with our 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!

If you just came from Ruthie's blog, you are on the right track. If not, just go to the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog and start at the beginning.

We have prizes from 3 fabulous sponsors! Just click on the banners below to go to their shops!


Don't forget to leave me a comment to be eligible for a prize. One lucky winner from all the comments left along the hop. The more comments you leave, the greater the chance you win!

I made a card with an image generously sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.
The image I used is called Friends Forever, and can be found here. Here is a close-up of these forever friends!
These friends are colored with my Copic Markers, and I used the following.
Duck: Y21, Y28, E93, E95
Cat: E23, E25, E27, E95
Dog: W00, W0, W2, W5, E95
Grass: G21, G43, G46

The papers I used are by My Minds Eye. The sentiment I used is by Whimsy Stamps.
The ribbon and the pearls I used are from my stash.

Your next stop along the hop is Valou's blog. Here is the full line-up in case you get lost.

Don't forget to create a birthday card or project and link it up to the challenge blog!

Happy Hopping!!!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 21 april 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #156 - Make your own flowers

Hi all!

New Sunday, New Challenge! Time for a great new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! This week we have an awesome challenge theme, MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS. This couldn't be a better one for me, as I use a ton of flowers each month! Some say I use too much, but I just love them! I usually use pre-made flowers from a shop, but I have several different dies to make my own.

Anyway, we have a fabulous sponsor AGAIN, the lovely Milk Coffee Stamps is sponsoring us this week. They are offering 3 digital stamps of the winners choice, so you better enter! Just click on the banner below to go to the shop!

Milk Coffee Stamps also generously sponsored some beautiful images to the DT-girls, so be sure to visit them all! This is my creation.
I made a little box out of designerpaper. I used a template from a Dutch Magazine called Kadoosjes. The papers I used are by K&Company and I have had them for years now. I rarely use them, but I really love them!
Here is a sideview picture. Before I go tell y'all about my handmade flowers, let me show you the colored image first.
Like I said earlier, Milk Coffee Stamps provided us DT-girls some images and I used Tiffany playing violin. She can be found here. Tiffany is colored with my beloved Copics, and I used the following markers.
Skin: E50, E51, E53 and R20 for blush.
Hair: E53, E55, E57, E59
Dress: C00, C0, C2, C5
Flowers: V05, V06, V09 and YG06 for the leafs.
Violin: E53, E55

Now, onto the flowers!
For the large purple rose in the middle I used a Creatables die by Marianne Design. It is just a flat flower, but I used a tutorial on YouTube to make it into a rose. You can find the tutorial here. That weird language she is speaking in is mine, Dutch, but what she does is obvious!

The little purple roses and the bigger green roses are also made with a Creatables die, rolled rose, but you can just roll the diecut into a little rose. You start on the outside edge, and roll your way in, and voila, your own rose!
The leafs are also cut with a Creatables die. To make them stand out a bit more I used some Distress Ink Walnut Stain on the edges.
To finish my little flower bouquet I used some pearl string and adhered in between the flowers.
The ribbon I used on the lid of the box is from my stash.

That was it for today, I hope you liked it.

Now hop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us!!

I would love to enter the following challenges.
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Platypus Creek Digitals - Flowers and Pearls
Allsorts Challenge - A Passion for Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything but square

Hugs, Sandra

zaterdag 20 april 2013

You stole my heart - Drunken Stampers Challenge

Hi all!

Are you ready for a Bahama Mama? No? Well, you better be!! Cause it is team Bahama Mama's turn at Drunken Stampers to host a new challenge! This week we are inspired by the movie Twilight, so we want to see some projects based on the movie, or creatures of the night!

This is my project.
I was a bit worried about this card, because my card is based on a creature of the night, but I wasn 't completely sure a thief is a creature of the night. Especially not with the laugh on his face! But then I got full approval by the other Bahama Mama's AND Mignight Margaritha's, so I decided to give it a go, and this is the result!
Here is a close-up of my colored image. The image I used is by Mo Manning. It used to be a freebie for Valentine, but is now available for purchase here. I used my Copics to color him, and I used the following.
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Clothes: E53, E55, E57, E59
Heart: R83, R85, R89
When looking at the colored image right now, I probably should have used a black marker to darken up the facial mask and the stripes on his shirt, but whatever! :)
The sentiment I used is handwritten and I also stamped two hearts on it.
The base of my card is made with CoreDinations cardstock. The DP I used is by Basic Grey, Little BLack Dress collection. The lace is from my stash, and so are the pearls.

I made two little flower bouquets, and the pink/purple flowers happened to match the color of my cardbase EXACTLY! I didn't do that on purpose, I finished the whole card and I searched for some flowers to go on it and I found these. All flowers are from Marianne Design. I also used my Martha Stewart leaf punch.

That was it for today, let's hop to Drunken Stampers and join us! But remember, hop in a straight line or you get caught for hopping under influence!!!

Hugs, Sandra

vrijdag 19 april 2013

Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Blog Hop at Red Carpet Studio and The Paper Nest Dolls

Welcome to Day 1 of the Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue Blog Hop!

Wedding bells will soon be ringing as the wedding season is almost here, and the design teams of Red Carpet Studio and The Paper Nest Dolls have teamed up to provide you with some beautiful wedding inspiration by creating projects using Paper Nest Dolls digital stamps! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

Red Carpet Studio is a movie-themed challenge blog that runs weekly challenges, alternating between layout and card challenges each week. All of their challenges are inspired by either a movie or aspect of Hollywood!
The Paper Nest Dolls is a brand new digital/rubber stamp shop that sells adorable stamps inspired by the designer's children. Their stamps are sold here and they just started a challenge blog as well!

For my project today, I made a 5inch square card, let me show you!
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. In the US this seems pretty standard. I got married last year, and where I live (Holland) we know the saying, but no-one does it. But me and hubby kept this tradition alive, as my dress was new, the car we used was really old (and of course got broken while driving.... :-o ), the pen we used to sign was old and borrowed, and I have some blue flowers in my bouquet.
Anyway, for this card I used all the traditions, as I used a very old piece of patterned paper, from the time I used to scrapbook, about 4 years ago.
The lace I used, as well as the rose-ribbon is new,
The stamp I used for the sentiment is borrowed from a friend,
and the blue, well, I guess that is obvious :)

Let me show you a close-up picture of my image.
I used my Copic Markers to color the image and I used the following.
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Hair: E40, E41, E43, E47, E49
Clothes: C00, C0, C2, C5, B000, B00, B02
Grass: G21, G43, G46, G99 and a green fineliner.
The cloudy background was made with a cloud template from and MFT die and Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.

The Paper Nest Dolls owner and artist, Christine, is very generously providing us with some blog candy from her online stamp shop and her brick and mortar scrapbooking store! To be eligible to win you must comment on every stop of both days of the hop. 

Two $20 Gift Certificates

Prima Flower Prize Pack

Here is the full line-up for today again, in case you lost track.
Red Carpet Studio
The Paper Nest Dolls
Lori Ann

Thanks a lot for hopping, we hope to see you back tomorrow!
Happy Hopping! :)