27 January 2015

Birthday at Casology

Hi there!

So glad to be joining the Casology team as guest designer this week!

The cue word being :

I just LOVE this gift cutting file from the Silhouette online store.

I used the negative space of the cut for the 'box' part  , and added the swirly bow , colored with gold paint marker. A gem as accent and my favorite polka dots as 'wrapping' paper.

Negative space and dimension really are two powerful tools to add impact to a design!

Thanks Melissa and the Casology team for having me... I always have so much fun here!

Thank YOU for visiting me today!

26 January 2015


Hi there!

I have another ♥ inspired card to share with you!

I used the Freshly made sketch , and the heart/valentine's theme at Time out challenges , and Simon says stamp.

          Grab Our Badge!        Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I randomly stamped the background with the hearts, then die cut a heart as focal point, colored it with promarkers, and added glossy accents. Popped it up with foam tape , and added a die cut sentiment .

Thanks so much for looking!

Have a great week!

25 January 2015

Love always.

Hi there!

It's a beautiful Sunday morning, so peaceful and quiet... perfect time for crafting!

My inspiration to make this card comes from a few challenges :

Less is more ~ sketch ( turned upside down )

Time out challenge ~ Valentine's with the option to use a heart

The card concept  ~ inspiration picture ( wood grain background and the hearts as inspiration )

Simon says stamp ~ Have a heart

       Grab Our Badge!          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I saved the sentiment for you :

Thanks so much for looking!

23 January 2015

We'll be friends...

Hi there!

What was I thinking when I bought this stamp ! Don't get me wrong... I LOVE it... BUT it is huge and requires a lot of coloring !

Coloring is not exactly my thing. You won't believe me if I tell you how many times I have stamped this image , and colored it (markers, pencils, name it), only to file it... in the bin!

With all the friend challenges going on at the moment, I could't help to take it out again, stamp it once more... (TAKE  A DEEP BREATH) ... and attempt the coloring with watercolors!

 It is far from perfect, but I do think I can show it to you today...

The much talked about stamp is from ART IMPRESSIONS : party girls.

Because the image is so large, I kept the design simple, only adding the sentiment, stamped on vellum, and mounted on black card stock.

I am linking this to :

Casology  ~ FRIENDS

Uniko studio  ~ LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

Well... that's it for now!

Enjoy the day!

22 January 2015

CASe this sketch #107

Hi there!

It's Thursday!

Time for a new challenge at Case this sketch !  Just look what Natali has created for us this week!

Once more, a card made with the help of my Silhouette, using the print, cut and off set function.

The daisy is a digital stamp, colored with my Promarkers.

My own sentiment, using the font "Just the way you are "

Thanks so much for looking... see you in the CTS galley!

It will be ok

Hi there!

Ever since we returned from our trip to the Netherlands, I wanted to make a card inspired by the fabulous delftware they are famous for. We even visited the city Delft. What an experience!

So when I saw Marion's card at Muse card club  this week, I thought : " NOW is the time ", because it reminded me so much of the beautiful  blue and white porcelain !

The cutting file I used is from Miss Kate cuttables.

The sentiment is from the breathe stamp set from Casual Fridays, and since it is the first time that I used it, I am linking to Darnell's NBUS challenge too !

This is Marion's beautiful inspiration :

                                           Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Thanks for looking... have a great day!

19 January 2015

Forever friends

Hi again!

I am back with another card !

The rainy weather  was the perfect excuse to make another card today.

This time my inspiration comes from;

Fusion card challenge  ~ I used the inspiration photo only ( went with heart, flowers and wood grain)

Uniko studio ~ love/ friendship

Less is more  ~ friendship (last card... promise ;)

I used a digital stamp. I opened the image in my Silhouette programme, and traced the image to get cutting lines. I used only the inner cutting line (erased the outer line - using the print & cut function)

I colored the flowers with my promarkers, and used my own sentiment on the wood grain panel.

Here's the sentiment for you:

This the Fusion challenge graphics :


Thanks again for looking!