Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pink card for Breast Cancer Awareness

Both Susanne and Nikki are having a blogcandy related to this months breast cancers awareness. The question was to make a pink card.
As many of you know I'm a last minute cardmaker, but I've made it in time.
for this card I've used this weeks sketch from Mojo-Monday.
I made this card for a very special lady, who's going through a very difficult period right now.
I love the Whiff Of Joy stamp and shows how much I care about her. The sentiment is very difficult to read, but it says:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

Have a great afternoon,
xoxo Karin

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge #21: Black-Pink and Purple

Wauw, it's already Thursday.
This morning I've been very sporty. My car needed to go to the garage for it's yearly check-up, so I took it there after dropping the kids at school and had to walk back.
Enough exercise for today. Now it's time for some blogging and cardmaking.

This weeks challenge over at the Dutch Dare Challenge is another colourcombo challenge.
We want you to use Black - Pink and Purple on your card.
There's a cute Rachelle Anne Miller stamp donated by the Scrapbookatelier for one lucky lady this week.

This week another christmas card. Wasn't planning on making one for the challenge on the Dutch Dare, but I had the perfect papers and flowers to match the challenge.
For this card I've used a sketch from Nikki, the perfect one for the stamp and papers.

Card Details:
Papers: Cardstock: Bazzill, DP - DCWV
Stamp: Magnolia
Technique: Pro-markers and a lot of Stickles
Embellishments: Beautifull flowers from Prima, gemstones were a gift from Linda

Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Karin

A happy card suitable for 4 challenges

Goodmorning to you all.
I don't know how the weather is at your country/city, but overhere is so cold!!!
Last night when I wanted to go home after work I had to scratch my card windows.
There was so much ice on it. 1 am, tired from work and just want to go to bed and then I have to scratch for about ten minutes, arghhhh. Tonight I'm going to cover the windows so I don't have to scratch again in the middle of the night.
This morning I took the girls to school on my bike, no party either. Couldn't find my handgloves and right now I'm trying to warm them with a cup of hot coffee.
Reading all of this you probably have guessed by now I'm not a person for winter.
Enough about my dislikes about winter and the cold that goes with it, and on to my card for today.
I've managed to make a card that suits 4 challenges (wauw, it's been a long time since I've attented that many challenge in one week).
This cards suits:
High Hopes: a sketch from Katharina
Cute Card Thursday: The stars at night
This Thursday: Thrown a curve

Card Details
Paper: Cardstock - Color Core DP - We R Memory Keepers (white out collection)
Stamp: High Hopes
Technique: H2O's, gelpencil, cuttlebug
Embellishments: stars and ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
xoxo Karin

PS: You still have 3 days to buy nestabillities and cuttlebugfolders with a 40% discount.
Take a look at the post from Monday October 20 for more details.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sketch #4 on the X-mas and B-cards Challenge Blog

Starting this week we have a complete team on the X-mas and B-day cards Challenge Blog.
There are 10 great, talented ladies showing you one of their cards every week, and we hope they inspire you to make great X-mas and B-day cards. For more inspiration we refer you to their individual blogs.
This week there's a sketch that I have thought of, and it did take me the whole week to finish both cards.
I had some difficulty with the diagonal part of the card. I'm still not happy about it, but it's monday and I have make post.

Card details
Papers: Cardstock - Color Core DP - American Crafts
Stamp: Elzy Bells
Technique: Pro-markers
Embellishments: Flowers- gift, Stars and Ribbon - local Dutch Shop

Card details

Papers: Cardstock - Color Core, DP - Cloud 9 Design

Stamp: Whiff of Joy - Charlie

Technique; aquapencils and waterpen

Embellishments: Buttons and Ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by my good friend Nikki.
I had to think really hard on some of the items, becuase I can only name 5 things.
and on some items I could mention at least a 5 more.
But here it goes

Things I love:

1. Hubby Ron and my 2 beautifull girls Ruby and Britt (don't had to think about that).
2. I love to read books about Egypt.
3. I love to go on holliday trips far away. ( but I think that won't happen again untill the girls are much bigger).
4. I love to watch science fiction series like Stargate, Stargate Atlantis and Star Strek (even the old ones with Captain Kirk)
5. I love to go to amusements parcs with Ron and kids, and see them having the time of their lives.

Things I don't love

1. Fights between the girls.
2. Winter, it's cold and wet and dark at 4 pm.
3. Drunk people ( ironic, because I work on a bowlingcentre where people drink lots of alcohol).
4. Being mad at one another for no reason.
5. Shopping on Fridays or Saturdays (way to busy)

Favorite Food/Drinks

1. Coca-Cola
2. Baileys on the rocks
3. Chocolate
4. Drop. I think only know in Holland and Belgium, and it's just as bad as chocolate. I'm sorry for all you other girls, but you really don't know what you're missing.
5. Potatoes, vegetables and meat ( very healthy).

Songs on your Ipod/playlist

I don't have a Ipod (way to modern) or a playlist, but here a my favorites

1. I love music of the 80's
2. I love reggea music (makes me very happy when it's cold or wet outside).
3. Michael Buble
5. lots and lots more

I want to tagg all the ladies that are on the Design Team of the x-mas and b-day cards challenge blog.

Have a great day,
xoxo Karin

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Nikki's (Bunny-Zoe) fabulous blogcandy

My good friend Nikki has a fabulous candy for reaching 30,000 hits.
And becuase October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month she made a pink candy.
To enter this candy all you have to do is make a post about the candy, put the cute little penguin icon on your blog and leave her a comment.
If you make a pink card you get 1 extra entry for the candy.
The candy stays open untill October 31.
And while you're there take the time to have a look at her beautifull work. She's a big source of inspiration.
Have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A sketch on the Dutch Dare Challenge

A quick post today. The girls and I are leaving in a few minutes to visit one of my best friends and her kids. Because of the distance we meet only during the Hollidays, and boy do we have a lot to talk about during this day.

Over at the Dutch Dare Challenge there's a sketch for you follow.

One lucky lady will receive some great Rub-ons from Basic Grey.

Here's the card I made for the blog.

Card Details

Papers; cardstock - Bazzill, DP- Making Memories

Stamp: Whiff of Joy

Technique: Aqua pencils and waterpen

Embellishments: real leaves from stash, velvet letters and gemstones from a local shop.

Don't forget to take a look at Monday's post for the cheapest nestabilities and cuttlebugfolders ever.
40 % discount untill the end of the month.

Have a great day,

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My first Whiff Of Joy Christmas Card

Over at friday sketchers there's another great sketch made by Heidi.
And because I finally know this hyperlink thing works I can enter this weeks challenge.
It took me forever to finish this card. The girls are free from school this week so I'm spending a lot of time with them doing all kinds of things. And because our little dwarfs are on a very long holliday I have to do the house keeping myself. I love autumn, but only when it's dry. The girls are playing outside a lot but with all the rain they keep running in and out of the house without putting of their shoes. I keep cleaning the floor and wished the little dwarfs would come back from their holliday.

Card Details:
Paper: cardstock - Color Core DP - downloads from Summertimedesigns
Stamp: Whiff of joy ( a great b-day gift from my good friend Mada , sentiment Fancy Pants
Technique: Pro-markers and Stickles
Embellishments: snowflakes a gift, brads from Bazzill, gemstones local shop

Don't forget to read the post below for the cheapest nestabilities ever. 40% discount untill the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Karin

Monday, October 20, 2008

Nestabilities, the cheapest ever

Have you checked out Kelly's new online store?
If not, you have to at least go check it out!!!!
She's offering 40% off right now (untill the end of October) if you use the code {newstore} when checking out.
And , if you do place an order for any amount, Please mention that I (Karin Hoeve) refered you cause she has a "refer a friend" reward. (Please leave me a comment on this post when you've ordered and gave my name to refer).
She has these cute C.C. designer stamps like Olivia's birdies, Nestabilities (the cheapest ever with the 40% discount) and Cuttlebug folders.
If you want to buy some other products than displayed in the shop, go to the homepage for more details.
Everybody from outside the US can order by email, because the orderinglist is just for US residents.
So STOP and DROP whatever you may be doing right now, and go shop!!! ;)
xoxo Karin

Sketch #3 on just x-mas and b-day cards challenge

I've been a very bad blogger the last few weeks. There are so many things that need my attention right now. A day goes by so very fast. I'm short several hours a day.
This week the girls are free from school, so again not much time for crafting and blogging.
I hope the weather stays this way (sun and about 16C) so they can play outside together with their friends and mayby we could do some crafting together. Last Friday we went to our local craftshop and the girls have picked some lovely papers and embellishments to make some cards.
And now for this weeks sketch on just x-mas and b-day cards challenge.
this weeks sketch is made by Linda, and it was a great sketch to work with. Great to mirror or turn it a quarter. This way you have to completely different cards.
Take a look at the cards I made for the blog.

Card Details

Papers: cardstock Color Core, DP - Basic Grey

Stamp: Bella

Technique: aqua pencils and sansodor

Embellishments: flowers from Hobbycafe, ribbon a gift from Linda, and silver coloured flowers from our local market

Card Details

Papers: cardstock Bazzill, DP from MM

Stamp: Magnolia, sentiment ???

Technique: Promarkers and some stickles on the wings

Embellishments: flowers from Prima, ribbon from stash and silver coloured flowers from our local market

Have a great day,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge # 19: Just Cardstock

This weeks challenge on the Dutch Dare Challenge is to use only cardstock on your card.
Boy, am I glad I have my cuttlebug. A great way to give it a bit extra on your card.
This weeks prize for one lucky lady is a cute Max and Milly stamp from Spiral Whisper.
There also will be a DT-call for the Dutch Dare. The past few weeks a few ladies had to stop their DT work for different reasons, so we think there should be some new members added to the blog.
So hop over for the details.
Card Details
Papers: Cardstock from Bazzill
Stamp: ECG
Technique: Pro-markers
Embellishments: flowers from Hobbycafe, gemstones from local dutch shop called Xenos, ribbon was a gift from Hanne
Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Karin

A great new award

I Received a great award from Tanja and Agnes. Thank you for this great award.
You've made my day with it.

The rules for this award are very simple.

Post the award on your blog and pass it on to 6 of your blogging friends.

I'm going to pass this award to:

Nikki -Zoe

Linda - Debby

Kelly - Mada

Those ladies are great bloggingfriends and have beautifull blogs with great cards and other creations on it.

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cute High Hopes Fairy

After a very busy day yesterday, it is time to relaxe today.
Did some blogging and emailing and made a card that suits 2 challenges.
Over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar is a great sketch provided by Lim. And over at the High Hopes Challenge Blog they want you to use stitches on your card.
When I saw the sketch at A Spoon Ful Of Sugar I knew right away what stamp and what papers to use. The stitching I did by hand, because I don't own a sewing machine and I don't think I will be getting one. A few years back I've tried to use the one from my parents and I ended up wracking the machine.

Card details

Papers: Cardstock Bazzill, DP Creative Imaginations

Stamp: High Hopes, sentiment ???

Technique: Pro Markers, H2O's and some stickles

Embellishments: buttons from a old shirt, stars form a local Dutch Shop called Zeeman, glitterpen from the girls.

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo karin

Monday, October 13, 2008

A very busy day and candy winner!!!!!!

Wauw, what a day I had.
This morning I left at 8.45 am together with the girls and my Sis and her daughter to go to the 10th anniversary concert of K3 (3 Belgium girls, singing girlie songs) in Den Bosch. Because my Sis is affraid of driving on the high way I had to drive. And it's a big adventure on Monday morning. Large trucks and busses think they are king of the road hopping from one lane to another not watching if there's anyone else on the road. I had to watch my .... and .... because the girls were in the car too. But we made it in one piece.
The concert was great. The girls had the time of their lives, singing and dancing on all their favorite songs.
When we got back at 2.30 pm there was an hour to tell dad how the concert was and show him the pictures we made, before we had to go to Britt's swimminglesson.
A quick dinner and of into the tub. Gave me the chance to do some quick commenting on all the new comments.
Right now the girls are sleeping, Ron is watching some tv and I am about to announce the winner of my candy.
But first I would like to thank you all for the sweet comments and mails about the new blog and candy. I just started blogging a few months ago, and in this time I met a lot of great people and some of them I can call my friends right now. Hope to blog for a long long time and keep meeting great people.
And now for the winner of my candy.
The winner is.............
Congratulations Annie.
Please send me your address so I can send you the great stamp and additional goodies.
Thanks again and hope to see all of you on just christmas- and birthday cards
Have a nice evening,
xoxo Karin

I made a new challengeblog and some candy

This post will stay on top untill Monday oct. 13th


Remember I challenged myself to make 1 x-mas and 1 b-day card each week.
Well so far I've completed them all. But with all my other posts I'm losing track of them.
And as you all know I'm posting a sketch every Friday.
Starting today I'm combining those two in a new challengeblog called: christmas and birthdaycards.
Every Monday I'm posting a sketch for you to follow. Only christmas and birthdaycards are allowed.
There will be a small price drawn on every first Monday of the month. Everybody that enters more than 2 times each month will be in the drawing.

Here's my first card for the blog.

Card details:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Papers: free downloads from Summertimedesigns
Stamp: Bella, sentiment from Scrappy cat
Technique; watervolourpencils and waterpen
Embellishments Faux Dew Drops and buttons from our local market.






Have a nice evening,
xoxo Karin

X-mas and B-day cards challenge and DT-call

Thank you all for the sweet comments about the new blog.
Everybody is very enthousiastic about it, so I hope to see a lot of you on the new blog.

Because I think it's so very strange to see just my card as a example on the blog I've asked my friend Linda to join me. And because I think it's still not enough there's a DT-call posted on the X-mas and B-day cards blog. Hop over to read all the details for entering.

And now for the cards I made for todays sketch on X-mas and B-day cards.

Card details
Papers: cardstock Bazzill, DP from DCWV
Stamp: Magnolia
Technique: Pro-markers and Stickles
Embellishments: flowers were a gift from Linda, snowflake made with the cuttlebug, spacers, brads from Bazzill and ribbon from our local market.

Card details

Papers: cardstock Bazzill, DP are from Basic Grey

Stamps : Penny Black, sentiment made on the computer

Technique: pro markers

Embellishments: buttons from AVEC, flower from Artemio and ribbon from our local market.

Don't forget to enter my candy. You have untill 5 pm today to enter.

I hope to pick the winner tonight, but don't be mad when I do this first thing tomorrow.

I have a very busy day with the girls and don't know how late it gets tonight.

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sweetie pie in pink and green

My mum is home again from the hospital, Ron is feeling much better, the sun is shining (and it will be shining the whole weekend - it looks likes spring instead of autumn) and finally some time to make a card.

This card fits 3 challenges, but I can only enter 2, because I can't seem to make a hyperlink. So if there is anybody who can tell me how to do this, it would make me verry happy.
Over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar the challenge is to use pink and green on your card. Well I think it can't be more green and pink.
At Cute Card Thursday they want to see buttons and bows, and finally there's a great sketch over at Fridaysketchers.

Card details

Papers: Cardstock from Color Core DP from Making Memories
Stamp: Precious Moments
Technique: Pro markers and some twinkling H2O's
Embellishments: buttons from the local market, flowers from ??, tag with sentimenst from MM and the cute brad was a gift from my good friend Nikki

I hope you all have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

Friday, October 10, 2008

Some great candy on Nikki's blog

Are you in for some great candy???
Hop over to Nikki's (Bunny-Zoe) blog and take a look at her great candy.
To celebrate the launch of the new High Hopes Stamp release and her birthday this Saturday, she's giving away 2 cute new High Hopes Stamps.
All you have to do is leave a comment and spread the word about this candy on your blog.
While you are there take a look at the beautifull things Nikki creates. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Karin

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dutch Dare # 18: A christmas card

It's been a crazy week around here. Ron is home for a week now fighting his viral infection. a lot of his muscles are infected and hurt like .... There are no medicine for this, just resting and some painkillers. The girls are behaving as usual.... very busy when they get home from school.
And on top of it they've admitted my mum into the hospital last Tuesday. (It's the 8th or 9th time in a year so we make little jokes about it. For example: On Holliday again, it's a nice hotel you're staying in. And Wauw mum, thank you for waiting untill after my b-day (last year she and my mother in law where both in the hospital a my birthday).
Because I also work every Tuesday- and Wednesday night the days are a few hours short. This morning I wanted to make a post for the new challenge on the Dutch Dare blog and also on mine, what do you think: internet doesn't work, arghhh!!!!
But finally I can catch up with everything.
This weeks challenge over at the Dutch Dare is to make a christmascard.
The DT girls did make some fabulous cards, and there's also a very cute stamp as a prize this week. So make sure to check it out.
Here's the card I made for the Challenge.
It's one in not so traditional christmas colours: Pink and black, but I really love the combination of those colours.

Card details:

Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, DP from DCWV

Stamp: a very cute Magnolia, sentiment made on the computer

Technique: Pro-Markers and stickles on the wings

Embellishments: Flowers from Prima, brad from Dovecraft, Cuttlebugfilefolder Swiss Dots, Nestabillities and the little stars are from a local Dutch Shop called Zeeman.

I really hope the peace and quiet will return pretty soon so I can visit all your great blogs on a daily base, instead once a week.

Have a nice evening,

xoxo Karin

Monday, October 6, 2008

I'm a year older today :(

As many of you know I'm celebrating my 36th birthday today.
Yesterday I had family and friends over to celebrate it and it was a great day.
From Ron and the girls I got beautifull flowers and a lot of scrapgoodies, wich I really, really love and can't wait to use.
From my friends and familymembers I got some great scrapbooking and craftingmagazines and a lot of money. All of them know how much I love to craft, but didn't know what to get me. So now I can spend it on whatever I like. And there are a lot of great things that are on my wishlist.
Take a look at the pictures and see what I did get.

I also received a lot of great birthdaycards from members of the Birthday list and The Dutch Yahoo Magnolia Group. I will put those in a slideshow in the next few days.
There are two cards I really want to show you.
The first one is from my good Friend Nikki and her sweet Family.
I love this new little Hangler girl and the colours of this card.
On the little red clip there's a small text that's saying XOXO, I always sign my mail, posts and comments with XOXO. So sweet to think of those little details.
Thanks Nikki, I love this card.

The second card I want to show you is also from a good friend: Linda.

And that's not all she did send me: I got two great christmas stamps, christmaspapers, flowers and ribbon.

Thank you Linda, your the best.

Tonight we will have a quiet night, with a beer, some snacks and a good movie.
A great way to spend my birthday.
Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Karin

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I'm a day late with my Friday sketch

I've been so very busy the whole week, I really didn't had the time to post my Friday sketch yesterday.
The sketch I have for you isn't one of mine. I saw this one on a Dutch Group I visit regularly.
It's such a great sketch, so I really wanted to share this one with you.
Take a look what I made of it..

This time I made a weddingcard for.... I have no idea. There are no weddings coming up in the near future, but when there is one... I already have my card finished. Normaly I'm more of a last minute person, but now I'm prepared.

As you all know I made it to the second round for the DT-call over at Silly Monkeys. They want us to choose 3 of our best projects. This is one of the 3 projects I've chosen. I love the design of the card and the romtantic look of it.

Card details:

Stamps: all Magnolia

Cardstock: Color Core

Papers and rub-ons: A wedding scrapbookkit from a local Dutch shop called Zeeman.

Embellishments: scrappersfloss, spacers, ribbon and pins from our local market and brads from Bazzill.

Technique: watercolour pencills, waterpencill, twinkling H2O's and pink Stickles.

Have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge #17: Wild Animals

A big thank you to all ladies that have entered our last challenge. I really loved watching all your beautifull male cards. Enough inspiration for me when I have to make another male card ( I think it's the hardest one to make).
This weeks challenge over at the Dutch Dare Challenge is:
For on lucky lady we have a new release High Hopes Stamp: the little baby dragon.
Here's what I came up with.

This cute images has been on my desk for a while now and never knew when to use it.

She doesn't seem very wild with her blanket, bunny and diaper. But I really wouldn't want to have her as a pet. They are better off in the wild.

Card details:

Cardstock: embossed Swiss Dots cardstock by Papicolor

Stamp: Whipper Snapper

Technique: Aquapencills and waterpen and Pro-markers

Embellishments: ribbon and button from our local market, scrappersfloss, faux dew drops and the big green flowers was part of a gift from my good friend Donna.

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin