Saturday, April 25, 2009

Another Scrap online Card

Hi everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend sofar.
We are having a great time at the familypark. The weather is great (untill now) and there isn't a dull moment.
Just a quick post today.
Last Thursday we had another SOL on 'Scrap online' over at PCP.
This week we had a easy/quick card and we had so much fun making this card together.
Curious???.. hop over to Paper Craft Planet and join 'Scrap Online'.
the next SOL I will be hosting is on May 7th.
If you join the group you will get up-dates about the SOL's.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of weekend.

xoxo Karin

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dutch Dare #45: create a little scene

Goodmorning everyone,
Just one more day before we are leaving for our holliday. Still have a million things to do, but I'm on schedule. I'm so glad the girls have to go to school tomorrowmorning, otherwise they would be asking if it's time to go every 10 minutes. Now there will be peace and quietness so I can do the last preparations.
I will be taking the laptop, but I doubt if there will be time to use it a lot. 10 People in 1 little house so not much privacy.
But before I go I want to show you my card for the DDCC, where this weeks challenge is to create a little scene.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Greeting Farm's Case Of The Curious Card

Hi Everyone,
just a few more days before we are going on a week holliday. Preaprations are going great: the house is clean (spend almost 2 weeks cleaning with our lice problem), made my list with things we have to take, took Jacky (our dog) to the vet for a few shots she needs for the pension she's going to. Only things to do are ironing the last clothes and pack them.
I hope to do another SOL this thursday evening at the 'SRAP ONLINE'- Group over at PCP.
If you want to join this SOL, just hop over to PCP, join the "SCRAP OLINE'-group and leave a message that you are entering the SOl.
I will be posting a discussion with the date and time of the SOL.
I will also tell you by noon what supplies you will be needing for this SOL.
Now on to my card for today.
The Greeting Farm has a great challenge. It's called: THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS CARD. They want us to case the card they posted and here's what I came up with.
I'm also entering the Challenge Floral Fantasy over at Cute Card Thursday, where they want you to use any type of flower on your card. Well my card has a lot flowers on the great papers from Imaginisce.

Card Recipe:
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - Imaginisce and SU
Stamp: Anya
Technique: Distress ink, Stickles
Embellishments: Ribbon and gems are from stash
Thanks for stopping by today and see you all Thursday with my card for the Dutch Dare Card challenges.
xoxo Karin

Monday, April 20, 2009

JCBC #28: Amanda's sketch

Goodmorning everyone,
I hope you all had a nice weekend with lots of sun and nice temperatures.
Overhere we had great weather and yesterday when we were visiting some friends we had our first BBQ of this year.
Feels very strange now to show you a christmascard. Everybody is so very happy that the cold en wet days are finally over.. and now I'm here to show you christmascards. But it will get even warmer and still I will be showing those cards. Big advantage.. I have my cards ready when everybody gets really stressed out with making x-mas cards.
This weeks sketch at the JCBC challenge is made by Amanda and again it's my kind of sketch (not to diffucult :O) ).

Card recipe:

Papers: cardstock - Color Core, DP - DCWV

Stamps: Bella and sentiment is from Studio G.

Punch: Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by today.

xoxo Karin

Friday, April 17, 2009

Scrap Online card

Goodmorning everyone,

Today I want to show you a card I made for the Scrap Online (SOL) we did yesterday evening at Paper Craft Planet.
For those of you who don't know what a SOL is... A SOL is making a card or any other project online following instructions posted every 5 -10 minutes.
Everybody works on the same project but with very different results, just like any sketch everybody is following. But the most fun part is that we do it at the same time and can chat while working on our project.

If you want to attent a SOL in the future just join us at: Every Challenge You Can Think OF over at PCP. The next SOL will be at May 7th, because I will be on a 1 week holliday next week. If you are a member of the group, I will send you message when the next SOL's up.

!!!! WANTED !!!!

I'm working on a group just for SOL's at PCP and for this I'm looking for ladies (worldwide) who would love to host a SOL on a regular base. Want to be in the race for a hosstess position on this group send me a email and I'll get back to you with details for this selection.

Take a look at the cards the girls made at last night's SOL






Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!!!
xoxo Karin

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dutch Dare #44: Your Favorite Things

This weeks challenge over at the Dutch Dare is al about getting to know everybody a bit better. We want you to create a card using your personal favorite things like papers, colours, stamps, embellishments etc..
My favorite things at the moment are the beautifull papers from My Mind's Eye -bloom and grow- and Imaginisce - twitterpad-. I also love stitches on my card but because I have to do this by hand I don't stitch that much. And last but not least flowers.. I really love them.

A few weeks back I entered the first ever DT-call for a new stamp company called 'Inky impressions', and I made it to the second round. Nicole did send everybody that made it to the second round a sketch and a very cute image to use for the card. And this is my entry fir the second round. Keep my fingers crossed and i'll keep you posted about this.

Well I'm of to my favorite hobby for the last 12 days , intensive cleaning of my house!! Today is the last day of intensive cleaning, we have to use the smelly stuff against lice one more time and then they finally should be gone.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sketch # 27 on the JCBC blog

I'm a day late with my DT-card for the Just Christmas and Birthday cards challenge.
Last week Britt brought home a very time comsuming gift from school... LICE!!!!
I've been washing and cleaning eversince. Unbelievable how much work it is to fight those little monsters. I have to vacuum clean, clean our beds, the towles and our clothes everyday, and I have to check our hair 2 to 3 times each day. At the end of the day I'm so very tired I don't have the strength to do any crafting. But it seems we are going to winn this battle (just a few eggs can be found on our heads) so that gives me time to craft again.
Janina made a perfect sketch for someone with almost no time for crafting.
The papers were a gift from a good friend so I can't tell you from which brand. The stamp is from Whipper Snapper and the buttons are from stash.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

I want to wish all my friends and readers a HAPPY EASTER.
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xoxo Karin

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dutch Dare #43: A card recipe

Hi Everyone,
This weeks challenge over at the Dutch Dare Card Challenges is a card recipe.
The ingredients for your card are:
a basic card
3 pieces of cardstock
2 pieces of Deisigner paper
2 flowers
2 brads
3 buttons

As a prize we have something completely different. So no stamps or crafting supplies, no one lucky lady will be our guestdesigner for 4 challenges starting April 23rd.
For my card I used one of the new Hanglar images from the Spring kit, which are coloured with distress ink. The papers are from Bo Bunny -Back to Backs- and the polka dotted one is also from Bo Bunny. Flowers are from a Dutch Shop called Blokker and the buttons are from stash.

I will be using this card for a scrap online tonight at 'Every Challenge You Can Think Of"over at Paper Craft Planet. We will be making a box for your stampprints following instructions every 15 -20 minutes.

The SOL starts at 7.30 PM London time. If you want to enter this fun activity just click here and it will take you to the group where you can find all the supplies you'll be needing for this SOL.

If you are not a member of Paper Craft Planet, just create your free page (will just take a few minutes of your time) and join the Every Challenge You Can Think Of- Group. if you have any questions just email me.

Hope to see you tonight at the SOL,

xoxo Karin

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sketch #26 on the JCBC blog

Happy monday everyone.
I hope you all had a great weekend. We had a great birthday party yesterday. The weather was beautifull so we could sit in our garden the whole afternoon. There was a yummie winxclub cake and a lot of beautifull presents for both Ron and Britt (if you want to see some pictures of the party hop over to Ruby and Britt's blog).
Tomorrow is Britt's birthday and I'm still working on the 40 little giftboxes I have to make for school. So after I'm done with this post I have to finish them and fill them with some yummie candy.
This week we have a great sketch made by Mada on the JCBC blog. And for one lucky lady we have a fabulous stampset. This weeks sponsor is All That Scraps, who celebrated their 2nd anniversary last Saturday. The stampset they are donating is called 'Celebrate' and will be released today.
For my card I used one of the cute images of CC's new Gingersnaps stampset 'Celebrate'.
The papers are from Bo-Bunny -Back to Backs- and the green and black polka dotted papers are also from Bo-Bunny but I can't remember from which line. The buttons and gems are from stash.
This card is for Britt's birthday tomorrow.
I used a lot of gemstones because Britt really loves tp put a lot of bling-bling on her cards (and on a lot of other not crafting related items). I always have to hide them, or there will be no gems left for me to use.

Thanks for stopping by today,
xoxo Karin

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Squigglefly blog-hop winner

Hi everyone,
a big thank you to all ladies entering our Squigglefly blog-hop.
It was really so much fun reading all your enthousiastic comments and I enjoyed visiting your blogs and see all the wonderfull things you create.
The winner of the Squigglefly blog-hop is....
Congratulations!!! Could you please send me a email with your address so I can send you your little surprize.
For all the ladies that didn't winn anything on my blog, make sure you visite all the other DT-members blogs, there are still 10 more chances to winn some yummie goodies.
Have a nice Sunday and I'm looking forward in seeing your creations using Squigglefly digital images.
xoxo Karin

Hubby's birthday card / CD holder

Goodmorning everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend sofar.
Last Friday hubby celebrated his birthday and as a small extra we had the best day of the year. In our garden it was so hot we could sit in our singlet and shorts. We had a few pints and hubby decided it was a good day to be creative. We needed a bigger storagehouse for our gardenfurniture so he started with this on his birthday.
Ron is a big fan of U2 and I got him their latest CD. I made a birthday card/Cd holder.
Almost everything used for this card was a gift from my good friend Donna (thanks sweetie).
The sentiment isn't really a sentiment but a Dutch Birthday song (Zoe and Danni you know which one I mean, we did sing this on Mum's and Zoe's birthday).

Well today it's party time for both Ron and Britt (Britt is having her birthday Tuesday), family and friends are coming over to help us celebrate their birthday. I still have lots of preparations to do before they arrive (my to-do-list is still very long ;O) ).

Have a nice Sunday and make sure you check back later today to see who's the Squigglefly blog-hop winner.

xoxo karin

Join the Squigglefly blog-hop

This post will stay on top untill Sunday April 5th.
For all new posts just scroll down.
Goodmorning everyone,
Remember I told you last Monday to check back in for the Squigglefly blog-hop. Well today the fun starts. All the ladies from the DT made some fabulous cards using the Squigglefly digital images, and they all have a little surprise prize for one lady who enters the blog-hop.
(they all are drawing one random winner from the comments on their own blog. So that gives you 11 chances for a prize)
What do you have to do?
You start the blog-hop at Anita's blog.
Leave a comment on that post and after that you hop to the next one. Anita will give you the next one on the list. Make sure you comment on all the DT-Members posts to be in for all the draws.
When you are done with all the hoppin, go back to your own blog and make a post about the Squigglefly blog-hop.
On Sunday, April 5th, all DT-Members will draw a winner and make a post about that on their blog).
It's that simple.
I made a cute baby card using the Whimsical Giraffe.
Perfect for a little girl or boy.
I used some left-overs from the Imaginisce -baby powder- line.
Flowers, brads and rub-ons are from stash.

Next stop on this hop is Kim's blog, so hop over to see what she created with one of the Squigglefly images.

Have fun and good luck to all of you.

xoxo Karin

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dutch Dare #42: A easter card

Happy Thursday to you all,
just got home from my second crafting morning at school. Again they were all very enthousiastic.
Working with things they've never seen/used before like the cuttlebug, all kind of different punches, papers, stampprints and embellishments made them ask if they could make a second card. I think I have to go back at least 2 times before all the kids had the chance to make a card. And the best part is that they can send the card to who ever they want.
Over at the Dutch Dare Challenge we want you to create a eastercard. I made my card a few days back and showed it to the kids at school as an example.
The papers I used (my favorites at this time) are from My Minds Eye -bloom and grow-, my favorite Magnolia form the eastercollection and the pin and buttons are from stash.

Have to keep this post very short because there are so many things left on my to-do-list I told you about last Monday. Each time I get one done, 2 more will come back. Sounds like a never ending story, but I will try to do at least 10 things more today.

Hope you enjoy your day,

xoxo Karin