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vrijdag 28 april 2017

Baby Girl

Good day to every body. First I have to thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. It is much appreciated!
Today I have for you a very special baby card. I made this card for my sister in law who's daughter got last week a little baby girl. I made this card already a while ago but could not show it to you until the baby was born. But now the baby has born and everything is fine with mother and child I can show it to you on my blog.
Because it is my nice of course I did my best to make a lovely card for her.
The image is a digi coming from Lili of the Valley, "Balloon Basket". I coloured this sweet stamp up with my Copics and then cut her out with a Nestabilitie, "Scalloped Oval".
The papers I used are from an old paper pad from Papermania. I inked all the papers up with Distress Ink, "Walnut Stain". I also used a paper doily.
Sentiment stamps I used are from Lili of the Valley and Personal Impressions. The word 'Baby' is made with rub off letters.
Punches used are from Martha Steward, "Doily Lace" and "Glassene Butterfly".
The little flags with the rub off letters is an old die from Marianne Design. The swirl is a Doohickey from Magnolia.
The big edge is made with a die from Noor! Design. I cut it out twice, one time from pink card stock and one time from the paper pad.
The flowers, buttons and white leaves coming from Wild Orchid Crafts. On the flowers I used as usual some Stickels, "Star Dust". The pink rhinestone sparkle is coming from The Hobbyhouse. At the bottom of the flowers on the left I attached a pram charm with some Scrappers Floss.
The flat back pearls, rhinestones and ribbon are coming from my stash.
Both insides of the card I decorated also. I used for this a Scalloped Heart Nestabilitie. The corners are made with a die from Quickutz. And on the other side I made some tags made with Doohickeys from Magnolia. The Vintage Seam Binding is also from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Between the left inside I stuck a big tag. One side decorated with design paper and on the backside left it blanc with only a stamp from Marianne Design. The hole on the tag I made with a punch from Fiskars. And in every hole I knotted a different ribbon.
Well, this was a bit of a long post and more photo's then usual. I do hope you like this sweet card. Thanks every body for passing by. I hope you have a lovely Friday and see you soon!
Digi stamp coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Dress: RV10, RV21, RV23
Bow and Balloon: R81, R83, R85, R89
Basket: E30, E33, E35, E37





Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Challenge 178 - Use a stamp for your Sentiment
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Challenge 26-04 - The letter "B". (for me Baby).
Cards und More: Challenge 183 - Buttons
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge 187 - Pearls and/or Gems
Incy Wincy Designs: Challenge 17-04 - So, So Cute
As You Like It Challenge: Challenge 20-04 - Favourite colour (Pink, always, already as a little girl!)


donderdag 20 april 2017

Merry Christmas

Good afternoon to everybody. First of all thank you every body for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Over here in Luxor you do not notice so much about Easter. After all, this is a Muslim country. Although they have a large population of Coptic Christians. And they celebrate of course Easter. Only the second Easter day is in Egypt traditional a holiday for every body, Muslim and Christians. It is called Sham el Nessim, it marks the beginning of spring. And here in Luxor every body goes to the river Nile and sit with the whole family at the banks of the Nile having a lovely day out. It is very busy then along the Nile with people and children swimming, boats and the traditional sailing boats, Felucca's, and all having a great time.
And on a hot day today, temperature is around 35 degrees, I have a Christmas card for you all.
For this card I used a digi stamp from Hannah Lynn, "Poinsettia Pixie". I always love to colour those digi's. And of course I used my Copic Markers for it.
For the papers I used an old paperpad from Kaisercraft, "Just Believe". I inked all the papers up with Distress Ink, "Walnut Stain".
The sentiment stamp is from Magnolia. Around it I put some Stickels, "Silver".
The cut out Christmas ornament is a die from Memory Box, "Swirl Ornament". On top of the Christmas ornament I glued a silver cord coming from The Ribbon Girls and on top of that I put a little red rose.
The leaves underneath the flowers a two different dies from Doohickey Magnolia.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I gave them a little bling with Stickels, "Silver". And at the bottom I glued a bow made from Scrappers Floss.
The ribbon that I used is coming from my stash.
The inside of the card I decorated also. Used only one beautiful paper from the paper pad and on the ticket, made with Nestabilities Rectangles, I attached a little tag also coming from the paper pad with a split pen. I keep my insides of the cards rather simple, because I cant buy anything over here in Egypt. So I must use my stuff a little economic. And that is the beauty with the paper pads from Kaisercraft. There are always papers in it what you do not use so much on the front of the card.
So, that was it for today folks! Thanks for passing by and if you leave a comment it is always greatly appreciated. Hope to see you soon back.
Digi stamp coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Eyes: E30, E33, E35, E39
Mouth: R20, R21, R22
Hair: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y24, Y27
Poinsettias: R22, R24, R27, R59, R0000, R000, R00, R01, R22
Hart flowers: Y13, Y15
Leaves: G82, G07, G29
Wing pixie: G0000, G000, G00, G02



Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 238 - Holiday
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Challenge April - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge 119 - Embellish It
The Paper Shelter: Challenge 290 - Sentimental
Seasons Greetings Challenge Blog: Challenge 5 - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: Challenge 4 - Anything Christmas Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog: Challenge 412 - Christmas


donderdag 13 april 2017

Just For You

And again Hello to every body to day. Again this day two cards for you what I made.
I was busy with two projects this week. One for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog where I was invited as a Guest Designer.
And this card I made for the Challenge over at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. The Challenge this forth night was to use Easter Pastels. So it hadn't to be an Easter Card, you could also use pastel colours. And so I did.
I choose the beautiful digi stamp "Poppy Elf"and coloured her up with my Copics.
Around the image I used some Stampendous "Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel".
I used this embossing enamel also around the sentiment stamp and on the butterfly edge.
The papers I used are coming from a paper pad from Kaisercraft, "True Romance". All the papers I inked up with Distess Ink, "Walnut Stain". Behind the papers on the left side I put a pink doily.
The sentiment stamp was made with a set 26 from Lili of the Valley, "Simply Sophisticated". Instead of black ink I used this time Memento "Rose Bud".
I made an edge with an edger punch from Martha Stewart, "Doily Lace".
The butterfly Edge is a die from Noor! Design, 6002/0389. On the left side behind the flowers I used an edge die also from Noor! Design, 6002/0149. Inked the embossed parts with Distress Ink, "Walnut Stain" and cut it in half.
The leaves I made with dies from Cheery Lynn and Crealies. The little butterflies is a die from Die-Namics.
The flowers and the Vintage Seam Binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts. On the flowers I put some Stickels "Star Dust".
The rhinestones and flat back pearls are from my stash.
The inside of the card I also decorated. Just one paper from the paper pad and a tag to write on made with Nestabilities Labels Large and Small.
I do hope you like this card again. Thanks for visiting and if you leave a comment it is much appreciated. Have a nice Easter Weekend!
Digi stamp coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Eyes: E23, E25, E29
Mouth: R32, R35, R37
Hair: V0000, V01, V12, V17
Poppies: RV0000, RV00, RV02, RV99





Challenges:
Aurora Challenge Blog: Challenge 47 - Easter Pastels
In The Pink: Challenge 117 - Pearls
Crafting By Designs: Challenge 12-04 - Girls or Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge 118 - Pastel Colours
Inky Chicks: Challenge 81 - Use Purple
Shopping Our Stash: Challenge 298 - Use Punches and/or Dies


Today's The Day

Good day to you all on this beautiful Thursday. First I want to thank everybody visiting my blog and leaving some sweet comments! Much appreciated.
Now on to my new card for today. And this is a special one! With one of my former cards I won a Guest Designer place in the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog Team! And how great is this! Again thank you Jo and Team.
The challenge for the coming week is to make a card or project with the colour White and One other colour. Well, that is not so difficult I think.
The Team found a great sponsor for this Challenge: Eureka! Stamps. They have really tons of beautiful stamps and digital stamps to choose from.
And for my example for this Challenge I got "Adrienne Angel". Isn't she sweet. I coloured her up with my Copics.
The papers I used are from an old paper pad from Bo Bunny, "Enchanted". I inked the papers up with Distress Ink, "Black Soot". Behind the papers I tucked in a paper doily.
The sentiment stamp comes from a set from Lili of the Valley, Set 26 "Simply Sophisticated".
I used a border punch of Martha Steward, "Doily Lace", an old leave punch and the butterfly punch.
Other dies I used for the branches are from Marianne Design, Doohickey from Magnolia and Cheery Lynn. The little butterfly is made with a die from Die-Namics.
The flowers, Vintage Seam Binding and stamens are coming from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The flat back pearls are coming from my stash. What was needed I put some Stickels, "Star Dust" on it for the bling. Love my bling!
The inside of the card I decorated also. Kept it simple with a beautiful paper from the paper pad and made oval with my Nestabilities so you can write a message.
Well, that was it for now. I do hope you like my creation and hope to see you playing along in C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog.
Digi Stamp coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Dress: N0, N1, N3, Blender pen
Wings: RV0000, RV000, RV00, Blender Pen
Halo: Y02, Blender Pen



Challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude: Challenge 26 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations: Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Digital Delights Challenge Blog: Challenge 20 - Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Challenge 160 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 237 - Make Your Mark
Inspiration Destination Challenges: Challenge 126 - Always Anything Goes


woensdag 5 april 2017

Baby Boy

Good day to every body on this sunny day over here in Luxor. Temperature is already getting high. Today around 35C but end of the week 38C. So my swimming pool is ready in time! Lucky me. Lol.
Thanks again for all your visits on my latest cards and your lovely comments. Love to read them.
But back to my card for today. Last week I made a card for a baby girl so I thought, I do have to make a card for a baby boy to.
So on to making one. And this is what I came up with.
Again I used a decoupage sheet from Nellie Snellen, "Vintage Baby Boy".
Instead of using blue for this card I decided to use mint green. I like this colour also for a boy.
The papers I used are from a very old paper pad from Kaisercraft, "Secret Bird Society".
I matted the picture on kraft card stock which is made with a die of Crealies, "XXL Stitch Vierkant 22". I was left with a frame what you normally throw away. But this time I used it around the picture and put it around it but not totally in the middle.
I made a edge with a Doohickey from Magnolia which is all little stars. I saved some of the cut out stars and put them later back on the card.
The other star die I used is from Die-Namics, "Stacking Stars".
The sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley, set 26, "Simply Sophisticated". After that I cut it out with a die (I don't know any more from which company) and attached that with some jute twine to the square.
In the left corner I put a little tag behind the papers. I decorated it with paper from the paper pad and put a stamp on it from Personal Impressions. On top of the tag I glued a little bow from jute twine.
Other materials used are some Vintage Seam Binding and some flat back pearls.
The inside of the card I decorated also but kept it simple. Only stamped a little baby boy on it with a stamp from Marianne Design, "Eline's Toddlers" and embossed the stamp with WoW! Embossing powder, "Seaglass".
So that was it for today peeps. I'm off to colour up a new stamp for my next card. Thanks for passing by and hope you have a wonderful day!



Challenges:
Dutch Card Lovers Challenges: Challenge 272 - Baby card but No Pink/Blue
Digi Choosday Crafting Blog: Challenge Week 14 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Challenge 04-04  - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenges: Challenge 38 - Anything Goes
Retarte: Challenge 94 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash: Challenge 297 - Tie One On


vrijdag 31 maart 2017

You can be Anything

Good afternoon every body. Back again with my second post for this day.
This time I coloured up a Sprite from Aurora Wings. I do love her beautiful digi's. This is one of her latest Sprites, "Crocus Sprite". And I'm just in time to enter it in the Challenge of Aurora Wings, what was this time to use a sketch.
The papers I used for this card are from Kaisercraft, 'Lady Rose'. I inked the papers up with Distress Ink, 'Walnut Stain'.
The sentiment is coming from a set from Hero Arts.
The edge I punched with a punch of Martha Steward, 'Optic Dot'.
The leaves underneath the flowers are a die from Cheery Lynn, 'Olive Branches' and a Doohickey from Magnolia.
The tree little butterflies are a die from Die-Namics. They come in a set which is called 'Notched Tag'.
The flowers coming from Wild Orchid Crafts. For the bling I put some Stickels, 'Star Dust' on them.
The ribbon, flat back pearls, rhinestones and sequins coming from my stash.
I hope you like this little card again. I did anyway by colouring it and making it. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for passing by! See you soon!
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Hair: E30, E35, E37, E49
Flowers + Dress: RV52, RV32, RV34, RV66
Pants + shoes: YG01, YG05, YG17
Challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog: Challenge 46 - Sketch (see blog)
In The Pink Challenges: Challenge 116 - Flower Power
Throug The Purple Haze: Challenge 121 - Springtime
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: Challenge 151 - Flowers Everywhere
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge 336 - Sparkles
Come and Get It Challenges: Challenge 26-03 - Springtime

Winter Wonderland

A very good morning to you all out there. I hope you had a nice week and having even a nicer weekend. Thanks everybody for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
We have been busy setting up the swimming pool on our roof terrace. It's getting already really hot over here in Luxor. I already took a dip in my pool but, brr, the water was still rather cold.
For today I have a Christmas card for you.
This one is made with a digi from Lili of the Valley, "Winter Girl". So happy that they now also sell digi stamps! Although I could not resist to order also two sets of sentiment stamps. But I have to wait till September before I get them, because then I will visit my family again in Holland. And I do love their sentiment stamps! They are so versatile.
So of course, the sentiments used on this card are also from Lili of the Valley and they are the "Christmas Sentiment Tags" Set 32.
The papers I used for this card are already old ones and I really do not know any more from which company. I only know they are in lovely shades of blue, grey and white. I inked up all the papers with Distress Ink, 'Walnut Stain'. Behind the papers I put on the right side a doily and the left side a little tag.
I used a edge punch form Martha Steward, 'Snowflakes'.
Behind the flowers I used a die from Cheery Lynn, 'Olive Branches' and a Doohickey from Magnolia.
The snowflakes are made with a punch from Martha Steward, 'Himalayan Snowflake' and a Doohickey from Magnolia. On top of that one I put a rhine stone.
The flowers and the Vintage Seam Binding are coming from Wild Orchid Crafts. For the bling I used my Stickels, 'Star Dust'.
The inside of the card I decorated accordingly. For that I used some ribbon with snowflakes from my stash and a sentiment from the papers.
I do hope you love this card again. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon today because I will have a second post.
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11
Hair: E50, E33, E35, E37
Dress: B21, B23, B18
Gloves and Ear warmers: YG03, YG05, YG09
Snow: B0000, B000, C1
Frame: B21, B23, B18


Challenges:
Fab 'n Funky Challenges: Challenge 344 - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers: Challenge 129 - Snowflakes
Sweet Stamping Christmas: Challenge March - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise: Challenge 38 - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: Challenge 2 - Anything Christmas Goes


vrijdag 24 maart 2017

A Beautiful Baby Girl

Hello to every body. Back again with a new card for you.
This time not with a coloured image but I used a decoupage sheet from Nellie Snellen, "Vintage Baby Girl". I do not have so much stamps for baby cards and this is an easy and quick way to make sweet baby cards.
I cut the image out with a Round Nestabilitie. The background I made with a Noor! Design die, 'Frame Vierkant' 6002/0147.
The papers I used are from a paper pad from Papermania, 'Capsule Collection'. All the papers in this pad are pink/redisch coloured. So ideal for baby girls. The papers I inked up with Distress Ink, 'Walnut Stain'.
Behind the papers I put a little paper doily.
The sentiment on the card is made with a stamp from Lili of the Valley. I don't think they are no longer available any more.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. On one of the flowers in the right corner I attached a charm in the shape of a little pacifier. The branches behind the flowers are a Doohickey die from Magnolia. The swirl is also an oldy from Magnolia.
The butterflies are made with an old punch from Anna Griffin.
The little pom-pom ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.
The pearls and the lace are from my stash.
I hope you like this card again. Thanks for passing by and wishing you a lovely weekend. See you next time!


Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog: Challenge 343 - Punches or Dies
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Challenge 176 - Any Sentiment Except for Birthdays
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Blog: Challenge 43 - Pretty in Pink
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: Challenge 408 - Add a Charm
In The Pink Challenges: Challenge 115 - Photo Inspiration (see blog)