Tuesday 29 June 2010

Summer is here!

Summer is in the Northern Hemisphere and there is a lightness in the air. Most people have a summer holiday to look forward too or family or friends coming to visit. With the longer days more people are enjoying a nice sundowner together. This lady with her cocktail in hand surely makes you feel like endless beaches and warm sun on your skin. I have used paper from Trend line with a bit of ribbon thread through a creatable from Marianne's design. I loved this, because it's a bit different from the straight line effect and a sentiment from Cardmaking and papercraft. I have coloured the lady with aquarelles.

May all have a pleasant and relaxing summer holiday.

Thursday 24 June 2010

A Cupcake Swirl


Hallo Everybody from a sunny France.
It is the beginning of summer and everything is in bloom. I saw this pop-up design some while ago and needed to do something with it. So finally I had time to sit down and play. The background is paper from Trend line by Kars and then I played with some swirls and flowers from Marianne design and a cupcake to take centre stage.
Hope this will bring some warmth for the lady in South Africa, who is experiencing one of the coldest winters in ages.
Have a pleasent days!

Sunday 20 June 2010


Sometimes you just want to dance because you are happy. So what a coincidence that I have found this peel-offs. I surely felt that this 3D Chinese lady felt like dancing with happiness. I have used a "Nellie Snellen - Wonderful Nature" corner embossing template of which I embossed the one and have cut away all the openings in the other red one. Using red chalk on the edges to give it a bit of dreamy look. I have made this card for a certain friend of mine that has the same reflection of grace than the chinese lady on the card.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Thinking of you

Hallo Everybody from a grey day in the Pyrénées.
It's a bit rainy and cold this last few days. So a good excuse to stay in home and craft a bit. The stamp is from Penny Black's series toadily happy and the paper from lime rickey paper pad - basic grey. I do not have a birdy to match the paper, but I thought the hearts match. I used the foil technique on the sentiment and a Nellie's multi frame in the corner. A bit colour for this drizzly day.
Hope you have warm day, where ever you are!

Thursday 10 June 2010

A small thank you

We all have special people in our life, not necessary friends, but people that make your life a bit easier going. This card I made for a lady that helped me a lot lately and it falls in the request for "Dazzle Us" at the team from Cupcake Craft Challenge.
The background paper is from Toga and I've used a Bling Bling Doodle template from Marianne design for the embroidery in metallic thread from DMC, finishing it of with some pearls and of course a 3D flower design on the right.
So just a small thank you to all!

Sunday 6 June 2010

Have a Woofferful day

Hi to All

Just to tell you there is a new challenge blog and it's called InLinkz and they have their first challenge "Boy Birthday" in the colour palette of 2 shades of blue, green and light orange. So I digged out my daschund embossing template, since a dog is any boy's best friend, and used the paw print and paper of The Pet Stack. The sentiment is my own, although I was not sure on exactly how to spell it. I've used some embossing powder to emphasis the emboss work on the daschund, since I did not feel like to much colour in it. I finished the card off with some bones punches.

Untill next time.....go well.


Thursday 3 June 2010

A Sunny Sunflower Just For You

 Hallo Everybody....summer is here in the northern hemisphere. With everything so green, it is like an open invitation to be outside in the fresh air and in nature. It's not only humans that get out of their winter hiding places, but all other creatures also join in the invitation. Like this Mouse with her Flower from the Tina Wenke (distributed by Stampavie) collection, coloured in by aquarelles. The background paper and sentiment is from a Cardmaking & Papercraft series, with a nice butterfly brad as a finishing touch. With all this bright colours I would like to join the girls over at the Cupcake Craft Challenges #93 in Summer Delight Challenge for this week.
 'Till next time!