maandag 16 januari 2012


Another image from my stash. I created the background with Ecoline and salt. I don't know which ink I should best use on such a background, 'cause the black comes off a bit. Because the image is quite big, I didn't have to do much more: I just added some stars with Versamark in the background and a box with the sentiment.
My supplies: cowboy from Third Coast (draggin'), stars from De Creatie and sentiment from Whimsy Stamps

zaterdag 14 januari 2012

Challenge on stamping group

Every two weeks there's a challenge on our stamping group. As I'm such a slow crafter, I sometimes start with a challenge, but then my ideas get blocked and most of the time I don't finish it in time. But I plan to do better this year!
The first challenge is to use something old and something new on your card, atc, etc. The background is the old part of my card. I made it a couple of months ago and it's lying in my box since then. The stamp I embossed in gold is my newest stamp :) It's not a new design, but I only bought it last week.
My supplies: the girl is from Paper Artsy (US-Yule Tide Plate 1), the new stamp is from Artemio-Magenta and on the background I used stamps from Marianne Design and Hero Arts.

donderdag 12 januari 2012

A condolancy card

Another image that I have for a long time, but now I finally used it in a card. I've learned this 'mirror' technique on a reunion of a Belgian stamping club. Because the image has a dramatic feeling, I used it for a condolancy card. Hopefully I don't need it soon.

The tree was one of the first stamps I ever bought. In fact I didn't stamp at that time, but as a local craft shop stopped I bought all kind of stuff there. I don't remember the brand right now. The (Dutch) sentiment is from Different Colors.

dinsdag 10 januari 2012

Simple Butterfly card

This is another example of stamping with distress stains. When I bought them a while ago I tried to use them in different ways, but I didn't do anything with these tests untill now. I didn't know how to start on this card and then there was this idea. Very simple, but I like it a lot :)
The butterfly stamp is from Tattered Angels (Nature Grateful Journey) and the sentiment is from Stamps Antwerpen (I think).

zondag 8 januari 2012

First card of 2012

When I look back at 2011 I see that it was not such a creative year for me. So one of my resolutions for this year is to spend less time behind my computer and much more time on crafting. Since it's only the first week I'm holding on to this resolution :)

I stamped the image with distress stains. Maybe the stamp had to many details, so the result was an unrecognisable image. As I didn't want to throw this away, I stamped on top with black ink and it looks good enough for me.

The image is from Crafty Individuals and the sentiments are from a Hero Arts clear stamp set.

dinsdag 3 januari 2012

My favorite cards of 2011!

2011 wasn't my most creative year, but I intend to do better this year!

These are my 5 favorite cards: