Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Katzelkraft challenge week 1

My first challenge card for the "Katzelkraft 10 weeks before Christmas challenge". You make 3 cards a week according to the instructions. This one is to make a card without using any Christmas stamps (except for the text). This card was inspired by the fantastic Godelieve Tijskens (StampingMathilda)

Dit is mijn eerste kaart voor de "Katzelkraft 10 weken voor Kerst uitdaging". Je maakt 3 kaarten per week volgens de instructies. Voor deze moesten wij een kaart maken zonder kertstempels - behalve de textstempel dan! Ik ben geinspireerd door de fantastische Godelieve Tijsken (Stamping Mathilda)
Stamps: Darkroom Door, Katzelkraft, Best Rubber Stamps, Lost Coast Stampers, My Paper World
Distress ink Old Paper, embossing powder gold

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Dave's birthday card

A birthday card for my brother-in-law's 50th birthday. Happy Birthday Dave!
Het verjaardagkaart voor mijn zwagers 50ste verjaardag. Gefeliciteerd Dave!

Stamps: B-line, Art Journey
Sequin waste, distress ink

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Thinking of you

Another card made with the 'Thinking of you' stamp
Dotty background, flowers watercoloured in with Prismacolour pencils.
Nog een kaart gemaakt met de 'Thinking of You' stempel. Nopjes achtergrond en ingekleurde bloemen (Prismacolour potloden met water bewerkt)

Stamps: Hero Arts Thinking of you, Stamp San Francisco dots

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Thank you butterfly

Another Thank you card. This one has an ecoline background (go to Stamping Mathilda - Godelieve has the most amazing tutorials about ecoline ink- and don't forget to look at her gorgeous blog!). I stamped over the ecoline and then used white, silver and gold pencils to colour in the poppies and butterfly. Faux stitching applied with a white pen.

Detail of the butterfly

Nog een dank kaart. Ik heb een ecoline achtergrond gemaakt( ga naar Stamping Mathilda om een tutorial te volgen. Godelieve heeft hele leuke tutorials en een prachtige blog!). Op de ecoline gestempeld en de papavers en vlinder met wit, siver en goude potloden bewerkt. Nep steken zijn erop getekend met een witte pen

Used/ Gebruikt:
Stamps: Elusive Images Poppy collage, Mariette Verhees Bedankt
Ecoline ink

Thank you

A thank you card I made for a friend. I used the Hero Arts stamp 'Thinking of you' - and removed the inside from the cardstock with a sharp knife and scissors. I als distressed the edges a little. I then traced the cut out hole onto the blue card and freehand extendend the border. Then I traced the original hole onto the caard itself and cut thay out too. Complicated but rewarding result after putting the 3 pieces together. The blue border is now visible inside and outside on the card! I stamped the thank you inside the hole and it was finished.

Een bedankje voor een vriendin. Eerst de Hero Arts 'Thinking of you'op een kaart gestempeld en de binnenkant verwijderd. De renden met distress inkt bewerkt. Daarna de template op de blauwe cardstock overgenomen en met de vrije had aangepast. Daarna ook de kaart zelf uitgesneden- dezelfde formaat als de bovenste cardstock. De blauwe is dus zichtbaar van zowel binnnen als buiten de kaart. Bedankt in het midden gestempeld en het was klaar.

Used/ Gebruikt:
Stamps: Hero Arts, Mariette Verhees
Distress ink Shabby shutters

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Farewell card

My neuromodulation nurse left to work in another hospital. She's being given far more career opportunities, so although I will miss her, I wish her luck!

Mijn neuromodulatie verpleegkundige gaat mij verlaten voor een andere ziekenhuis :(
Zij krijgt veel meer gelegenheid om verder te studeren du snap ik het heel goed - ik heb haar zelfs aangemoedigd. Desalniettemin zal ik haar missen

Bleach stamping technique.
Stamps: Hero Arts quatros Petal Blossoms and Just Rite circles
Glimmer Mist, Distress Ink, bleach

Thanks for looking

Monday, 20 September 2010

Tricia's birthday card

This was my first card using patterned paper - mostly I make my own backgrounds. I loved the Tudor house and thought it perfect for my sister

Stamps: Just Rite - Times New Roman,  Tudor House from Enchanted Ink (De Stempelwinkel)
Distress ink: Wild Honey

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Rose birthday card

I got the idea for this birthday card from a beautiful ATC made by Godelieve Tijskens. Mine isn't as nice as hers but then she's a real artist!

Stamps: Rose (Best Rubber Stamps), Journaling lines (Calendar, Darkroom Door), Happy Birthday (Odd Bird Planet)
Other supplies: gesso, organza ribbon, Prismacolour pencils

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Blog Candy

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick note to say Linda Elbourne is offering Blog Candy ($50 at Simon Says Stamp), so go and have a look at her lovely blog  and leave a comment.

Thanks Linda, have a great break!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Pieter's teacher has just gone on maternity leave and as a present, the class made her a book of songs and stories to read/ sing to the baby. Pieter chose one of his favourite songs from when he was little. He wrote and decorated it himself, I thought it very sweet and wanted to share it with you.

Thanks for looking and any comments you leave for him


A feminine card this time. Cuttlebug background, Roses stamped and coloured with Prismacolours. Finished off with stickles

Stamps: BRS, Purple Onion, Darkroom Door
Cuttlebug floral, stickles

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Chinese lady masculine card

This is a card I made for my brother-in-law. Background writing stamped in gold. Circles embossed and matted. Geisha embossed, cut out and mounted with 3D foam stickers

Stamps: BRS, Michael Strong, Creative Expressions
Thanks for looking!

Another masculine card

Another masculine card! I used the lovely plaid background from Darkroom Door

Stamps: Best Rubber Stamps, Darkroom Door, Purple Onion sentiment
Brads from my stash

Thanks for looking!

Masculine birthday card

This was a quick card for a friend of ours. Ecoline background, overstamped. The car was stamped on another piece of paper and cut out. Finished with brads and a ribbon.

Stamps: Best Rubber Stamps, B-line, Purple Onion sentiment
Brads, ribbon and ecoline background from my stash
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Katzelcraft challenge - my prize

Just look at what I got in the mail this week! The incredible, fantastic Beatrice Katzele sent me this whole box of goodies as my prize for winning the Katzelkraft Special K challenge. It's a real treasure trove of goodies. WOW and thank you Beatrice!

No, I'm not dead!

Hi Everyone,
Just to let you know I'm still alive and breathing. I have been super busy at home and work since I last posted anything. Unfortunately there are still only 24 hours in the day and sometimes I do have to sleep!
Here's a recap of some of the highlights of the last few months and then I'll post some of my cards! I have a whole lot of photos in stock ...just had to download them and put them on the blog!
Let's see:
January: I won the Katzelkraft Special K challenge and received my prize this week, so will put a photo of the wonderful box up for you to admire.
I'm doing lots of reorganizing at work, have new challenges and am loving it! Sometimes work does come home with me though....
I also did a whole lot of thinking for my Stamping Group - coming up with new challenges and fun stuff for us to do this year.
Fell on the ice and injured my back, couldn't sit for days.

February: My sister came to visit for 2 days. We went to the Art Journey Day in Sleen, will blog that too! A great weekend spent visiting every craft shop we could get to in a short space of time and yak, yak, yakking all the while! Also, got 2,5 weeks notice to prepare 2 major presentations for work. They went off well and hopefully I'll have some good news about that soon. I have been invited to go and give my presentations in Sweden...

March: Got nominated to become a Youth Coach for the golfclub. I have a 2 day course and exam later this month. Accompanied my son to various sporting events in the last few weeks, the weekends have been busy and are likely to remain so until July! Next week I'm off to Lausanne in Switzerland for 2 days. It's for work! I do hope we get some time to look around, it's very pretty there I'm told!
Still having back problems from that fall, the last 10 days have been very painful, I can't sit at all! Treatment has been initiated, so lets hope it dies down quickly!

Right, onto the crafting stuff then...

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment, I always appreciate it!
Jenni xxx

Saturday, 9 January 2010

New Blog Craft Barn

The Craft Barn has a new blog: you can view it at : or click on the name. Their big January sale statrs at midnight on 9 January- don't miss it!
There are great prizes to win:

There will be a £10 voucher for 3 lucky winners to win!
All you have to do is to write on your blog (real post, not side bar ;) ) using the image below to mention the new blog and the prizes to win.
Draw will be next Wednesday 13th January
And don't forget, the online sale starts today!!! Don't miss out!!

Have a great weekend and good luck!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Katzelcraft challenge

Katzelcraft challenge

Katzelcraft challenge

Katzelcraft challenge

Katzelcraft challenge

Katzelcraft cards sketch

This was a sketch challenge with a swirl on it. I used a grungeboard swirl which I silver embossed.
Dit was een schts uitdaging met een swirl erop. Ik heb grungeboard gebruikt en met silver ge-embossed.

Used /Gebruikt:
Ecoline + salt background, Tim Holtz's grungeboard swirl
Stamp: Katzelkraft

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment, I love to read them.
Bedankt voor het kijken en dat je een boodschap heb achtergelaten. Ik vindt ze erg leuk om te lezen.

Katzelcraft cards direct to paper

This challenge required a direct to paper technique. I used Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Deze uitdaging vroeg om direct-op papier techniek. Ik heb Vintage Photo Distress inkt gebruikt.

Used/ Gebruikt:
Vintage Photo Distress ink, prima flowers, fibre from my stash
Stamps: Art Journey, Katzelkraft

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment, I love to read them.
Bedankt voor het kijken en dat je een boodschap heb achtergelaten. Ik vindt ze erg leuk om te lezen.

Katzelcraft cards torn paper

The challenge was to use a stamped image and torn paper
De uitdaging was een gestempelde afbeelding en gescheurde papier

Used/ Gebruikt:
Stamp: Art Journey

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment, I love to read them.
Bedankt voor het kijken en dat je een boodschap heb achtergelaten. Ik vindt ze erg leuk om te lezen.

Katzelcraft cards

Sketch challenge

Used/ Gebruikt:
Printed paper and ribbon from my stash, white embossing powder
Stamps: Odd Bird Planet, Mariette Verhees

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment, I love to read them.
Bedankt voor het kijken en dat je een boodschap heb achtergelaten. Ik vindt ze erg leuk om te lezen.

Katzelcraft cards

Tha challenge was to stamp an image with a printed background.

De uitdaging was om een gestempelde beeld op een gedrukte achtergrond te maken.

Used/ Gebruikt:
Paper from my stash
Stamps:  Mariette Verhees

Thanks for looking!
Bedankt voor het kijken!

Katzelcraft cards

This was an unusual challenge: stamp on sandpaper. I found ochre red sandpaper in the tool cupboard and stamped on it with stazon ink.

Dit was en ongewone challenge - stempelen op schuurpapier. Ik heb oranje-rode schuurpapier in ons gereedschap kast gevonden. Hierop heb ik met stazon inkt gestempeld.

Used/ Gebruikt:
Ribbon from my stash, Prima flower, silver finding (flower centre)
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment, I love to read them.
Bedankt voor het kijken en dat je een boodschap heb achtergelaten. Ik vindt ze erg leuk om te lezen.

Katzelkraft cards

Basic grey paper stamped with swirl and greeting. Shaker box made with Craft Creations frame.

Basic grey papier gestempeld met swirl en kerstgroet. Schuddoos gemaakt met Craft Creations frame.

Used/ Gebruikt:
Basic grey paper, Craft Creations frame
Stamps: Judikins, Best Rubber stamps

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment, I love to read them.
Bedankt voor het kijken en dat je een boodschap heb achtergelaten. Ik vindt ze erg leuk om te lezen.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, may it be a happy, healthy and creative one!

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar iederen: ik hoop dat het een gelukkig, gezond en creatief jaar is!