30 October 2014


Hi there!

Hope you are doing fine on this Thursday morning!

I am joining  a few challenges today with this set of 3 Christmas cards:



Muse card club ~ where  blogfriend  Michele is our muse with this  fabulous inspiration :


Addicted to stamps ~ CAS

Simon says stamp  ~ Anything goes

Thanks so much for looking!

27 October 2014

With you... I am home

Hi there!

I saw a few challenges this week I wanted to play along and thought combined it might work well!

Challenges being:

Casology ~ home

Less is more  ~ newsprint

Simon says stamp  ~ use kraft

This is what I came up with:

The sentiment:

Thanks so much for looking!
Have a great week!

26 October 2014

Happy Birthday Shirley

Hi there!

Someone who's blog I've been following for some time, and who's work I really admire is celebrating her birthday today!

Happy birthday to you , Shirley !

Shirley's cards are a real inspiration and I love the artsy look of her designs. I know she loves poppy flowers...

To make the card I have cut a stencil with my Silhouette cameo using the poppy fields cutting file from the Silhouette online store. Sponged with hero arts distress inks. To add some interest I divided the design in 3 parts, and popped it up using foam tape.

I hope you will have  a fabulous day Shirley!

Off I go to link up my card at Maria from Rieslingmama who's hosting a linky party for Shirley!

Thanks for visiting me today!

23 October 2014

Guest Designer at CTS!

Hi there!

Today it is my absolute privilege and joy to be the guest designer at Case this sketch!

Sketches are my BIG inspiration in design... without a sketch I feel kinda 'lost' !

CTS provides weekly inspiration in a fabulous way! No difference this week ...

Here it is :

This is what I came up with:

I normally don't stick to the given shape/ shapes in a sketch... but I found the partial image of the butterfly so interesting, so I decided to go for the butterfly... completing the negative shape with a polka dotted -stencilled- masked image in one of my favorite color combinations ~ white, gold and turquoise.

As (almost) always, I have a sentiment to share:

Thanks so much for looking! Hope to see you play along this week!

Freshly made baby cards!

Hi there!

I must agree with Jen about this week's sketch at Freshly made sketches. It is so versatile and the DT's gallery shows just that!

I can see myself using it many times in the future.

Two of my husband's colleagues' daughters recently became mothers for the first time. This gave me the opportunity to make a 'new boy' and 'new girl' card respectively.

After I made the baby girl card, I decided to add a little frame to the sentiment...

This is the sketch:


I saved the sentiments... you are welcome to use them!

Thanks for looking!

21 October 2014

You are someone special!

Hi there!

The Paper players have a silver/ gold CAS challenge this week!

I found some silver hologram paper in my (never ending) stash of paper... and this is what I made:

...and another angle

I was so tempted a while ago to get rid of this paper... so glad I didn't!
Flower was cut with my Silhouette, sentiment stamped with Hero arts distress ink (charcoal).
A square rhinestone to finish it off,


Thanks for looking!

20 October 2014


I have another card to show you today... using the inspiration provided by Retro sketches .

LOVE the sketch and just had to take part in this week's challenge!

The 'hi' is a Silhouette cutting file. It was 'welded' into the frame, and that's about it!

Patterned paper in the background : Fancy pants designs ~ wonderful day


Thanks for looking!