July, November and December in October – and a pregnant belly

Some pictures I still wanted to share with you. I replaced my usual wall of text with a wall of images this time.

Here are two simple tags I made to accompany a voucher.

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Both Chocolate Baroque stamps, tag die – can’t remember. Text stamp (thank you) – from a clear stamp sheet at Kruidvat.

A picture of me and my daughter putting papers through the machine (as my son calls it), 4 days before my third child was born.


And a picture of me and my huge belly (ofcourse the camera angle also enlarges it more) – taken half an hour later. And a good look at the dated kitchen of the previous owners – we’ve been without a dishwasher since we moved in, oh how I’ll love it when we manage to install one, even a second hand temporary dishwasher will do untill we rebuild the kitchen. First world problems, eh.



Oh and in my new kitchen I want many big drawers instead of only unconvenient cupboards!

The children helping with the cooking later that day:



Then, to end with another card, we go back to december 2013, as that is when I made this card:

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Made with (IIRC): Embossing folder from Provocraft and Steampunk Alphabet stamp from Vivalasvegastamps

And this card, from november:


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Made with dies: cogs from… I forgot… they match with the Chronologies series, Urban stamps. The drill, nails, bulb is all from a stampset from DeStempelwinkel, the man is a Marianne DEsign die, and the sentiment die is either Marianne design or Joy crafts. (It means congratulations). Oh and I also used a tools embossing folder, forgot where that one came from.

Want to know specifics about a card, or which materials / tools I used, ask away! I can look it up, no problem, but not tonight! Tonight it’s just guess work ;).

Goodnight all!

In dreams everything is possible

A while ago I made several backgrounds with metallic acryllic paint. I finally got around to make a card with it. Unfortunately the ink isn’t taking on this metallic paint (could be I also sprayed it with distress copper spray, I think I started making it in May and finished it a month later).

Can you see the stamped background image?

Can you see the stamped background image?

I had stamped a text/background stamp but it hardly showed, so I thought I’d emboss a swirly curl instead. When I poured the embossing powder over it, it appeared that my previous stamped image hadn’t dried yet, so I could emboss that too. Sometimes unplanned things turn out great. I decided my lady Jude would fit here bperfectly, but I didn’t feel like colouring her. So I stamped her on different pieces of paper, distressed those pieces and cut them out – she is paper-pieced together wit ha few layers. Every colour is another stamp. (Only now I notice her left hand should be on the top layer, but it’s on the back layer).

And only now  I notice I haven’t got a picture of the finished card… it’s dark now, hope the picture will turn out ok. I really could have sworn I took a photo when it was ready. Ah well, at least you can relate the colours to the above picture.

Here it goes: Lady Jude by night

My picture and pressing station - The rock light besides the card is my press weight, to flatten out pieces of unruly card (see the workpiece below).

My picture and pressing station – The rock light besides the card is my press weight, to flatten out pieces of unruly card (see the workpiece below).

Last thing was to add a text, and that was the hardest thing. How would I fit that on? Stamping wouldn’t work. So I took a piece of paper and stamped the text. I tore the ends of the strip of paper and sprayed it in a “splattering” way so the drops would fit with the turqoise drops on the background. Then I outlined the word “Possiblility” with a silver metallic gelpen, and inked the edges with dewdrop gold.

Now a series of pictures, each one horrible on lighting, but it gives an idea of the card. These pictuers were made beneath the lamp on our IKEA bjurstra black-brown table.:

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I’d like to enter the following challenges with this card. I hope the fact that I made this card before the challenge doesn’t count as backlinking, I’m a card or 10 behind in posting.

Aah yes, see I did have pictures of her, she made a cameo appearance before in one of my blog posts, I hope that doesn’t count as backlinking as she was just a figurant in a post about two dancing ladies, making backgrounds and the possibilities of a digital image I got. (she was the mother, the daughter went out shopping for clothes). These are the pictures where she appears from that post:

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Rusted Elegance

Another entry for the CPS challenge. Based sketch #118:


My card:

With this card I would like to enter the following challenges:

I started anew several times for this card. It started with a diamond-pattern stamp (not used here) which I made 3 parts of, and I wanted to use the dia frames on them. I made it blue ( I love the blue, and the blue and rusty combination). I had the intention of using those diamondstamped background cards as background for the dia’s, but then thought: duh, you’re not going to see the background, as ofcourse there should be a picture in it. The sizes didn’t match together also, so the diamonrusted backgrounds where discarded. I had made several of those rusty hexagons as well, thinking to use those as the cirkle and overlapping them. I didn’t need as many as I had made eventually.

I like to think of this an old memory of a loved one, a bit rused by the years, but still full of elegance.  She was a classy, elegand lady with lots of style.

What did I use to make this card?

Lots of time 😉 , plain cardstock ( I like to colour it myself, playing around with Rangers distress ink, so much fun!), Nellie’s multi frame dies dots Hexagon and Square, Accucut Zip eCuts dia, the image is taken from Vivi Gade design wrapping paper Skagen, Memory Box die Floral circle, a Viva Decor background stamp from the set Cameo Image and Dew Drop brilliance sky blue and moonlight white, Perfect Pearls mist copper and Glimmer Mist Moonlight


As usual here is my scan of the card: