Thursday, 20 February 2014

Blog Candy

KiCo stamps is giving away blog candy when they reach 275 followers: look here for a chance to win!
It's a great site with lots of films and explanations in English and Dutch.

Have a great day

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Magenta's Giveaway

Magenta's having a big giveaway! Click here for the link to win a $50 gift certificate :)

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Well there you have it, a really dumb move! I accidentally deleted ALL the photos off my blog :(
I'll have to put them back but it's going to take time!
In the meantime I guess I'd better put some new ones on!

Jenni :)

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Katzelkraft Christmas Challenge week 1: CAS

The challenge is to make a clean and simple (CAS) card. I used the letterpress technique and green distress ink. I stamped a greeting on patterned paper, drew faux stitching and made a small tag. I added a few gold enbossed stars and a gold string bow

Stamps used: Katzelkraft (label), Art Journey (star) , text ?
Cuttlebug folder, 25 days of Christmas patterned paper

Friday, 16 September 2011

Pan Pastels giveaway

Hi Everyone,

I haven't been around for a while, plan to remedy that soon.

In the meantime, check out this wonderful giveaway from Lin Brown:

Have a good weekend, I'll be back soon.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms everywhere!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Happy Birthday Pieter

Yesterday my son turned 10! He's getting big so quickly.
I made him a card to remind him of his trip to South Africa in December and his visit to the Game Parks.

I masked and sponged the oval with Distress inks (Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive). I then stamped the baobab tree with Pumice Stone. The lion I stamped onto the card and made a second one to cut out and mount with 3d foam . After adding more distress inks, I added a little embossing to the mane. The twine is from my stash.

Stamps: Best Rubber Stamps
Distress ink.


This morning I looked at Dorly's blog to see who had won the blog candy - see previous post.
To my great surprise and delight - it was ME!
WOW! Thanks Dorly.

Here's what she wrote on her blog:

I wanted to thank you all for your lovely comments and for your kind wishes for my birthday.

It was heart warming and it made my special day even happier.

I'm sorry I haven't posted lately, but life kept me busy.

I'm back into creating and I'll post again soon, so stay tuned..

Thank you all for following my blog, for leaving comments and for your support and feedback - it means a lot to me.
Now without further ado, my Giveaway winner is Jenni from the Netherlands.
Jenni, please email me your postal address within 48 hours so I can send you the goodies.

And because you've waited patiently, I'm adding something to your envelope. You'll find out what it is once you get it. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Monday, 4 April 2011

Dorly's Birthday Giveaway and blog Candy

Dorly Weitzen celebrated her birthday last week and is giving away fabulous Blog candy.
Check out her blog Moderna Art and Designs to take part until 7 April.

Here's what you can win:
Here's her post about the candy:
The candy includes:

5 hand-made recycled papers (A4)
10 black & white patterned papers (6x6)
6 yellow patterned papers (6x6)
1 Heidi Swapp mini mask
2 Plaid metal stencils
3 packs of stickers, one with rubons on their back side
3 checkered ribbons
1 Original Vintage cream lace
1 Original Vintage golden lace
2 packs of buttons
6 large silk flowers
1 pack of Petaloo Pallette of Petals (I may have to ship it without the package)
1 acrylic guitar stamp
Israeli beautiful new postal stamps (not in the photo)
I will ship worldwide.

I'll add a card/tag made by me, of course.

If I get many comments, I may add something - it's a surprise!
The rules are simple, all that I ask is:
1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment so that I know who is playing.
3. If you have a blog, add the Giveaway photo to your sidebar linking it to my blog, and come back with a comment linking to your blog.
Otherwise, spread the word on Facebook etc.
You have time to comment until Monday April 7th, after which I will pick a winner. Good luck!
Have a great day - I know I will!

Well Happy Birthday Dorly and spread the word!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Happy Birthday Corien

Here's the birthday card I made for my friend Corien. I cut 2 Tim Holtz tags and embossed the white one in my Big Shot and then covered it with Inca Gold purple. I embossed a small piece of vellum and placed it behind the white frame, then stitched beads to the sides and into the lace. A ribbon on the top and the metal flower and all was done. As always, inspiraton form the blog of Godelieve Tijskens  (Stamping Mathilda)
The metal flower I made according to the tutorial of Lin Brown

Here's a close-up of the flower

And a close-up of the frame, vellum and beading

Stamps: Hero Arts,Odd Bird Planet
Other: Inca Gold Purple, Tim Holtz Tag die, Cuttlebug folder textile texture, the rest from my stash

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Metal flower birthday card

This one is for my friend Elly, who celebrated a 'big' birthday recently.
The background was made in the same way I described the faux metal of yesterday. Metal flowers were stamped with Stazon, then I played with them, making them 3D. Glue was added to the edges of the big flower en thin metal foil was applied. A Paper World pen was used to add the green spots.

Stamps: Stampendous ruffled bloom, Darkroom Door
Bronze ink, Cuttlebug type embossing folder
!0 seconds studio Kadoodle mould
Lace from Schwitzner's

Love card

I made a non traditional Valentine / Love card for xxxx (can't say yet)!
Background: Cuttlebug folder covered with bronze pigment ink, sprayed with water and then run through theCuttlebug. It makes a lovely faux metal finish on the background.
 MS hearts stamped with Versamark and embossed with bronze, coloured in with yellow and orange Tombow markers. The hearts on the card were embossed with bronze as well. I added 2 ribbons from my stash and reinforced the inside of the card: the wet ink mixture makes it stretch!

Stamps: Michael Strong small heart, Cuttlebug type embossing folder, bronze embossing powder

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Template cards

I went to a workshop at Joan Gevaert in Ede where we made a number of cards using template sketches. I don't find this easy to do, so was quite pleased with the results. No stamping: also something different for me! We used all the dies from the shop, so I had a ball trying out Tim's designs!

Used/ Gebruikt:
Tim Holtz: Tattered Florals, Sizzix butterfly, patterned paper and lace. I cut out lace wings for the butterfly too!

The next card has much the same elements as the first, I liked the colour scheme!

  The last card has different  patterned papers and I used a white gel pen to"'stitch' a line around the red card. A bit of ribbon and it's finished. I won't tell you how long it took to decide what I was going to do!


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Magnolia Birthday Card

My friend Ineke, loves Magnolia and Tilda, so I made her this for her birthday last week. It's rather different to my usual style! My sister Tricia was here and helped me with the patterned papaers, I have very little experience with them! I made canvas flowers with Tim Holtz's tattered flowers die and stamped on them and inkend them with distress ink. I then distressed them by hand - picking at the edges

Happy Birthday Ineke!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Little boxes 2

Here are some more boxes I made, just trying out different styles.
 This one is dark brown cardstock, stamped with the Hero Arts lace background and colorbox white ink. Paper lace, distress ink, a stamped cricut flower and ribbon complete the box. I also stamped the inside of the box
Cream cardstock, the same Hero Arts lace background, Versafine sepia ink, a stamped butterfly and a Cricut swirl
Dark brown cardstock stamped with the Hero Arts Florentine swirl, distress ink, cricut flower and ribbon