Friday, May 29, 2009

Scrap Online Challenge #3


yesterday we created a great card on Scrap Online at Paper Craft Planet.
And today it's your turn to create a card following the sketch at Scrap Online Challenges.

For my card I used the fabulous papers from SU. I think they are so beautifull I'm very carefull using them. This cute Anya image matches perfectly with the papers.
The glitter letters are from a local Dutch shop called Zeeman and the flowers and buttons are from stash.

I hope you all will have a great weekend, overhere it's a long weekend ( But unfortunatily I have to work Saturday and Sunday morning/afternoon) hubby is free untill Tuesday and the girls have to get back to school on Wednesday. Hopefully we will have some time to something fun with the girls.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dutch Dare #50: a sketch by Wilma

Goodmorning everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying your week sofar.
nothing exciting happened overhere in the last few days so this is going to be a very short post (sorry).
Over at the Dutch Dare Cards Challenges we have a great sketch for you to follow created by Wilma.
For my card i used the great papers from Basic Grey - Marrakech - and a very cute kitty stamp form Pink Petticoat. The sentiment is from Studio-G and the for the flowers I used punches from EK-Succes.

Tonight there will be another SOL at Scrap online on PCP.

It starts at 7.30 PM - London time -

Hope to see you all overther tonight and if you can't make it hopefully you'll have time to enter the Scrap Online Challenge which will be runnig tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by today.

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

And the winner is........


Just a real quick post today, because I'm off to bed again in a few minutes.
Sunday on Monday night we had some real bad weather with lots of rain, lightning and thunder. The girls are very scared of this and I was awake at 4.30 AM. I really need to get a little bit more sleep to be able to work again tonight.

I want to thank all the ladies have entered my little candy.Just to bad there can only be one winner.

And the winner is.......

Congratulations Emma, could you please email me your address so I can send you the cute Hanglar stamps.

Tomorrow there will be another SOL on PCP and here's a little sneak-peek of the card we will be making.
You can already prepare yourself for this SOL, by cutting all the pieces. Measurements are posted on the discussion section. And if you don't have time tomorrow mayby you could join the Scrap Online Challenge on Friday. A sketch of the card we will make Thursday will be posted there, and can be entered for a week.

Enjoy your day and see you tomorrow with my card for the Dutch Dare and mayby on Scrap Online.

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Some exciting news and a little candy

Hi everyone,
I have some really exciting news to share.
As some of you already know I'm hosting a Scrap Online Group at Paper Craft Planet. On this group we are making a card or any other small project online, following instructions given every 5 - 10 minutes.
It's so much fun doing this together at the same time and to see each others cards wen they are finished.
The only sad thing about it, is that ladies who don't live in Europe aren't able to follow these SOL's because of the timedifference.
But now for the exciting news....
There's a new challengeblog called
On this challenge blog we will be posting the sketches/ projects we worked on the day after the SOL as a challenge.
This way the ladies who weren't able to attend the SOL will have the chance to do the challenge. You can work on the sketch on your own, but if you want to have all measurements of the different parts you just hop over to the SOl from the night before and scroll down al the comments.
First challenge will posted Friday May 15th.
To celebrate this new chalengeblog I have a little candy for one lucky lady entering.
a few weeks back I made this gorgeous Hanglar stampprint box.
This box will be filled with some yummie things and prints....

.... But the best part is that is it also contains those 2 cute Hanglar stamps.

This candy is open to everybody (I ship worldwide).

I would be happy if you became a member of the Scrap Online Group, a follower of the new challengeblog and if you could spread the word about the new challengeblog and Scrap Online Group on your blog.

Candy Closes at Monday May 25th.

Winner will be announced the day after.

Good luck to all of you,

xoxo Karin

Monday, May 25, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards sketch # 33

Goodmorning everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend with lots of nice warm weather.
Today it's going to be another hot day (probably the last one this week) so after this post I'm going to do some quick housekeeping things and then I will give my milkbottles a bit of sunshine.
Today we have a great sketch on the JCBC challenge blog provided by our guestdesigner Nessy.
This week it was my turn to create a christmas card and this is what I came up with.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day,

xoxo Karin

Sunday, May 24, 2009

DT-Call at Nutshells

Happy Sunday everyone,
we really had a nice day at home today. The weather was great, the girls were enjoying themselfs playing with their new Winx-club Wii game and outside with their friends, and Ron and I enjoyed a great day in our garden (the one witout plants!!!).
My parents came over for a short visit and after they left we finally got the chance to light up our BBQ.
Before my parents arrived I was working on a card for the DT-Call over at Nutshells. They have got a great range of new Nutshells on their way but before they bring them out, they are looking for a Design Team.
Entering this call is very easy: download the cute image they posted on the Nutshell's blog, and creat a card following the great sketch Nikki (Bunny-Zoe) has made for this call.
And while you're on the Nutshell's blog, don't forget to enter their fabulous blogcandy.
One lucky winner will receive 4 brandnew Nutshell stamps from the new Summer Collection and a selection of imaginisce flowers.
Here's the card I created. I'm not completely satisfied with the way it turned-out because I think it's a bit plain. But it looks a lot better then the first card I made, the one that ended up in the bin.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and see you all tomorrow with my card for the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge.

xoxo Karin

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Scrap Online Challenge #2

It's almost weekend!!!!!

Hopefully you all have some time to enter this weeks challenge over at Scrap Online Challenges.

Yesterday we worked on a really great card at Scrap Online on Paper Craft Planet. Because it was a pretty big project I asked the ladies to cut all the pieces in advance so we wouldn't spend most of the night cutting. The ladies worked really hard and I was amazed by all the fabulous cards they created. I have the advantage to take my time on my card because I'm the one who's hosting the SOL, but those ladies have to gather cardstock, papers, images etc without knowing what we will be making. A big compliment to you girls, your cards are fabulous.

Now it's your turn to create a card following the sketch we used on yesterday's SOL on SCRAP ONLINE CHALLENGES.

If want to use the exact measurements hop over to the Scrap Online Group and work your way through the comments of yesterday's SOL, but you are welcome to figure out everything on your own.
Optional addition to this Challenge is:


(don't feel obligated to use a photo, using a image is just as great)

Here's the card I created for the SOL.

Have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dutch Dare #49 : bling bling and/or glitter on your card

Goodmorning everyone,

This weeks challenge on the Dutch Dare is...


I'm sure all of you have some of those things in your stash.

For my card I used a postcard I purchased a long time ago at a local shop. Thought I would go perfectly with this cute little geisha stamp, and great black and red flowers.

Now I had almost everything for my card, but still no glitter or bling-bling. Then I rememberd the girls had a lot of glitter letters somewhere at their bedroom. So when they were at school yesterday I searched their bedroom and found them somewhere in the back of a closet (sshhhtt, don't tell them I found them).

Tonight there will be another SOL on Scrap Online at Paper Craft Planet. We start at 7.30 PM - London Time - and you are welcome to join us.

If you can't make it tonight I hope you will enter the Scrap Online Challenge. Tomorrow the card we will make tonight will be posted as a challenge.

Here's a little sneak-peak of tonights card.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you tonight at the Scrap Online Group on Paper Craft Planet.

xoxo Karin

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sketch #32 on JCBC

Goodmorning everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and had some time to create a few cards.

Mine wasn't that exciting because I had to work both Saturday and Sunday. Today is my weekend, and I'm planning on doing a lot of catching up and a little bit of crafting.

Todays sketch on Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge is provided my yours truly and at first I thought it was going to be a very easy card, but I spend over an hour embellishing it. The sketch shows no embellishments,but without any I thought it was very plain.

This is what I came up with.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Friday, May 15, 2009

Scrap Online and the 1st Scrap Online Challenge

Goodmorning everyone,
yesterday evening I did another SOL on Scrap Online at PCP.
Eventhough just Emma and Karen were there to follow the SOL I had a great time and was very surprised with the cards they created.
I'm hoping there will be more ladies atteniding in the near future, but even if there are just 2 or 3 ladies online I will keep doing this, just because I'm enjoying this very much.
This week we worked on the following sketch, which is posted as the first challenge on SCRAP ONLINE CHALLENGES today!!!
The day after the SOL the sketch/project will run as a challenge and everybody is welcome to enter.

For my card I used papers from Creamotion (love these bright coloured romantic papers) and did all the stitching by hand (again). To be able to finish your card on the night of the SOL and to be one of the first 5 published cards (the first 5 published cards will be shown on the challengeblog the day after as our SCRAP ONLINE DIVA's EXAMPLES) it's only possible to sew when you have a sewingmachine. It's really very timeconsuming to do this by hand.

The cute image is from Hanglar and I think it matches the papers perfectly.She's coloured with pro-markers and copics.

Flowers, ribbon and gem are from stash, sentiment is a sticker from Heidi Grace Designs and the leave punch is from MC. Gill.

Want to stay up-dated on the SOL's just become a member of the Scrap Online Group on PCP and you will receive a message when the next SOL is planned and what you'll be needing for it. The announcement of the next SOL and the list of supplies also will be published on Scrap Online Challenges a few days before the SOL is planned.

Hope to see a lot of cards on Scrap Online Challenges, there's a really cute Hanglar stamp for one lucky lady who's entering this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dutch Dare: blue, white and 1 ohter colour

Goodmorning everyone,

I hope you all had a great week sofar. For me it's weekend and today I have to do a lot of catching up on everything. Lately I never can seem to find the time to leave comments on everyones blogs. I always stop by my favorite ones very quickly , but I haven't got the time to comment. There's always something going on overhere. I've learned to live with fact that we almost never can plann things ahead and have to live day by day, but it really frustrates me sometimes that I don't even can make planns on the day itself.

Well enough about my frustrations and on to this weeks challenge on the Dutch Dare. This week we would like you to use the colours: brown - white - and 1 other colour.

For my card I used papers from Bo-Bunny (penny lane) and this adorable image from Whiff of Joy which is coloured with distress ink.

The large scalloped brown felt background is made with a nesties set and the cuttlebug. I was experimenting with those 3 things and discovered that felt could be used with your cuttlebug.

Hope you all have a nice day and see you all tomorrow with my card I made for tonight's SOL at PCP and the first challenge on Scrap Online Challenges.

If you would like to participate in tonight's SOL, just hop over to Scrap Online at PCP and join us.

xoxo Karin

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sketch #31 on Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

Hi everyone,
it's monday again and that means a new sketch on the JCBC blog.
This week we have a great sketch made by Rheannon.
This week I had to make a christmas card. So strange to be working on a christmascard when I'm sitting in my garden with my spaghetti-top, shorts and flip-flops on.
But anyhting for avoiding the stress of finshing my christmascards on time.
For my card I used this really cute Angel-stamp from CC-designs. I coloured her with pro-markers and a metallic pen I borrowed from the girls. Papers are from Bo-Bunny and the gems are from stash.
The stitching is done by hand, and I'm so happy to tell you that I will be having a sewingmachine very soon. Only thing is.. I have no idea how it works.
But you're never to old to learn, and in eventually it will save me a lot of time.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

All That Scraps Wednesdaychallenge: 3x3 notebookbox

Happy Mothersday everyone!!
Sofar it's a great mothersday overhere.
Ron and the girls spoiled me with some very useable things for at home and both girls made me some beautifull cards/drawings.
Yesterday I spoiled myself at the Scrapbookatelier in Klarenbeek. New papers, cardstock and and a few great punches, which I hope to play with in the next couple of days.
This weeks challenge at the All That Scraps blog is to make a 3 x 3 notecard box. Earlier this week I saw those adorable new released cuties and had to buy them straight away. Becaue I don't want to wait about a week before the mailman delivers me the stamps I did get me the digital version.
Papers are from Imaginisce and Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by today en see you all tomorrow for the next challenge on the JCBC-Blog.

xoxo Karin

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Scrap Online Card

Hi Everyone,

last night there was another SOL on Scrap Online at Paper Craft Planet.
We created a card following instructions posted every 5 - 10 minutes.
To make the challenge a little bigger I asked the ladies to combine this weeks SOL with 1 or more challenges which are posted on aal the different challengeblogs.
I managed to combine my SOL card with 2 other challenges.

A Spoon Full Of Sugar want you to use some fabric on your card. Well I've added 2 flowers made of felt on my card ( ithink that's counts as fabric) and at The Secret Crafter they want you to use flowers on your card (also on the card).

Card Recipe:

Papers: Cardstock- Color Core, DP - Basic Grey - Marakesh

Image: Magnolia

Technique: Distress Ink

Sentiment: Little Yellow Bicycle

Flowers: from stash

Hope you all have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Dutch Dare Challenge #47: A Mothersday Card

Goodmorning everyone,
I hope you all had a great week sofar. Overhere everything turned back to normal. The girls are back at school and I'm enjoying the quietness.
It's great to have the girls home, but it's also very nice when they are back at school.

This weeks challenge over at the Dutch Dare Challenge is to create a Mothersday Card.
For my card I used the gorgeous softcoloured papers from Bo-Bunny and My mind's Eye.
And I finally used one of the cute new Hanglar images from the Springkit. The sentiment is made on the computer and the flowers and buttons are from stash.

This weeks challenge at Our Creative Corner is just like at the DDCC 'Mothersday', so my card fitts that challenge perfectly.
Tonight at 7.30 PM - London Time - there will be another SOL at Scrap Online - Paper Craft planet.
Here's a little sneak-peek of the card we will be making. If you want to join (or make the card when it suits you) hop over to Scrap Online leave a message that you'll be there tonight and find out all the details for tonight's SOL.
Hope to see some of you tonight.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a nice day,

xoxo Karin

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sketch #30 at the JCBC Blog

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend. We had a great week at the familypark. The weather was great (just had a little bit of rain on Tuesday) and we did all kind of fun things, like swimming, visiting several palygrounds (indoor and outdoor), have some drinks at the plaza and we even spend a day shopping in Bocholt Germany.
Again it's been great, but it's also nice to be back home again.
Yesterday I had to make my DT-Card for the JCBC challenge and I had a real hard time getting started. I had a few ideas for my card, but all of them ended up in the bin.
After several attempts this is the best I could do. Still not happy with it, but hopefully my Mojo will return in the next couple of days.

Thanks for stopping by today,
xoxo Karin