Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thanks for being my friend

Happy Sunday everyone,
it's a beautifull Sunday morning overhere and hopefully it will stay this way for the rest of the day. After having to work yesterdayafternoon, I'm really looking forward in spending a nice quiet day in our garden (the one with no plants in it!!).
The girls spend the night at my parents and I have to pick them up in a few hours. Gives me time to make a quick post showing you a card I created.
This card suits the following challenges (wow it's been a while since I made a card for more then 1 challenge).
Charisma Cardz: a open challenge

Card Recipe:

Papers: We R Memory Keepers - Madam royale - , Bo Bunny - Back to Backs-

Stamps: download from CC-designs - cute little Heidi, Sentiment from CC-designs

Technique: aqua pencils, paperstimps and sansodor

Buttons are from stash

I hope you all have a Sunny Sunday,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A triangle card for the DDCC #54

Goodmorning everyone,
it's another beautifull day here in holland, so I'm going to keep this short (going to enjoy the sun outside for a while).
This week we have another great challenge over at the Dutch Dare Cards Challenges.... A TRIANGLE CARD!!
After cutting my card and colouring the image (a cute Whipper Snapper), I realised there wasn't much space left for a lot of embellishments. My card was finished pretty soon after assembling the few pieces I had.

Told you it was going to be a short post.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sketch # 37 on JCBC challenge

Hi everyone,
I know I'm a day late with my DT-card for the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge, and at first I didn't want to create one this week, but this morning I had a little time before getting the girls from school so I decided to make one after all. With the weather finally getting better it's so strange to make christmas cards. I think I already have 20 of them finished so by the time everybody gets stressed out because they don't have enough time to make all their christmas cards I can sit back and relax.
This week we have a great sketch created by our guestdesigner Anne.
for my card I used only a few pieces of DP - DCVW - the image is coloured with aqua pencils which I blended with paperstumps and Sansodor.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Friday, June 19, 2009

SOL Challenge #6

Happy Friday everyone,
yesterday we had another fun SOL on PCP.
We did a easy card, but this week we had to do some stitching on it. Just when I was posting the last steps for the card, they did shut down PCP for maintenance. Perfect timing!!
Today the sketch we used for our cards is posted on Scrap Online Challenges. I'm looking forward in seeing your creations.
For my card I used some very old papers from Scenic Route. The cute Aloha stamp is from Pink Cat Studio and the flowers, brads and spacers are from stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A colourinspiration challenge on the DDCC

Hi Everyone,
Can't believe it's Thursday already. Days are going by so very fast, I'm searching Ebay if someone is selling time (LOL).
I spend alomost whole morning in cleaning up my craftroom. It was such a mess, couldn't find anything anymore. Looks much better right now, but still have a lot of work to do.
But now it's time for lunch and my post for the Dutch Dare.
This week we have a colourinspiration challenge for you.
Wilma found this great picture somewhere on the internet and we want you to create a card inspired by this photo.
This is the card I created for the challenge.
Papers are from S.E.I (love the colours!!!), image is a Gorjuss (my favorite at the moment), sentiment is from CC-designs and I made the crochetted flowers myself.

Thanks for stopping by today.


xoxo Karin

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My first Rakle card for the Scrapmagasinet Challenge

Hi Everyone,
I finally got the chance to ink up my first Rakle image. I love those tall funny shaped images. The one I'm using today represents me on Sunday mornings (and sometimes when I'm very lazy even the Sunday afternoons).
I made this card for the Scrapmagasinet challenge. There's a fabulous sketch made by Heather.
The papers I used are from My Yellow Bicycle and the stamp (as I mentioned before) is a Rakle. Flowers, spacers and brads are from stash.
Want to buy one of those funny stamps yourself??.... check out Nikki's (AKA Bunny- Zoe) brand new shop. She sells a wide range of those funny stamps, and starting July so also has Bildmalarna's, Greeting Farm, High Hopes and Pink Cat Studio stamps on stock.
To visit her store just click on the logo.

Thanks for stopping by today and see you all Thursday with my DT-card for the Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

xoxo Karin

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sketch #36 on Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge

Goodmorning everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend.
Ours went by way to fast. Saturday I had to work as usual and it was very busy for a change. Love being busy at work, otherwise it the afternoon will take forever. Just a few more weeks before everybody is going on vacation and then it will be long days at work. Mayby I should take some craftingsupplies with me to get through the days at work (lol).
Yesterday we went to the fair with the whole family. The girls had a great afternoon and it was hard to convince them that all the money was gone and that it was time to go home. Can't believe how expensive a afternoon at the fair is. I'm glad it's only once a year otherwise I had to take another job just to pay for those events.
This weeks sketch on the JCBC blog is provided by Mada.
The papers I used for my card are from October Afternoon, the cute little deer stamp is from We R Memory Keepers which is coloured with pro-markers. The sentiment is from CC-designs and gems and ribbon are from stash.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Friday, June 12, 2009

Scrap Online Challenge

Happy Friday everyone,
Nice of you to stop by today.
Yesterday we had another fun SOL at Scrap Online on PCP.
The ladies amazed me once again with their beautifull cards.
This weeks we used a pretty easy sketch but it still takes the ladies up to 1 1/2 hour to finish their cards.
This is the card I created for this challenge.
I used papers from Imaginisce - Summer Cool - (love the fresh happy colours), the cute butterfly stamp is one from CC-designs (isn't she adorable?) and I coloured her with pro-markers and copics, letter stickers are from a local Dutch Shop called Zeeman and all the butterflies are from stash.
Today this sketch is featured on Scrap Online Challenge as this weeks challenge for you.
I'm looking forward in seeing your card following this sketch.

I'm also entering this card for this weeks challenge on A Spoon Full Of Sugar where they ask us to use butterflies on our card.

Please don't forget to enter our 1st anniversary challenge at the Dutch Dare Cards Challenge.

This week we ask you to make a charity card for one of the seriously ill kids featured on Post Pals. Hop over to the DDCC to read more about Post-Pals.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

xoxo Karin

Thursday, June 11, 2009

1st Anniversary on the Dutch Dare: A card for Charity

Hi Everyone
This week the Dutch Dare Card Challenges is celebrating their 1st anniversary.
Thanks to everyone who helped us getting there. It was a fabulous 1st year with so many beautifull cards entered.

To celebrate our 1st anniversary we have a very special challenge....

A Charity Card
A few weeks back I received a email from a lady who's a volunteer for Post Pals.

They ask people from all over the world to send a cheer up card to serious ill children (most are having cancer or are waiting for a tranplant).
If you want to read the whole email just hop over to the Dutch Dare were we've published the whole email.

The DT-members are going to send their cards to one of the children and we would appreciate it if you could do the same with your card and spread the word about this very special challenge on your blog. Hopefully we will have a lot of kids smiling over the next few weeks. If you go to their website and just follow their instructions.

We have some really nice prizes for some of you. Curious.... go to the Dutch Dare blog and find out what prizes we have this week.

For my card I used the beautifull papers from Bo-Bunny and made stitches ( all done by hand) around the edges.

The cute little lady bug is from Bella Stamps.

I really hope you all are joining us this week, because I really think it's a great cause.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy Hollidays

Hi Everyone,
I'm sorry I'm a day late with my DT-Card for the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge.
Our computer which holds the programm for uploading photo's is having a lot of trouble starting up. So the past few days we only used the lap-top. Today I was lucky it would start, so just a quick post before it decides to stop again.
This week we have great sketch from Simone for you to follow.
For my card I used not so traditional christmas colours again.
Papers are from K and Company (I think), the cute image is coloured with pro-markers and copics, flowers are for Prima and the brad and stars are from stash.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo Karin

Friday, June 5, 2009

Scrap Online Challenge #4

Goodmorning everyone,

last night we had another fun SOL at Scrap Online on PCP.

Because I had so little time this week to prepapre this SOL, we did a very easy card but with beautifull results.
To make it a little more difficult I added a additional challenge.....

This is the card I created for last nights SOL.

The papers I used are from Bo-Bunny -Penny Lane-, again a sweet gorjuss image coloured with Pro-markers and Copics, the purple flowers are from Petaloo and the green one is from Making Memories.
Curious about all the other cards that the ladies created on this SOL????
Hop over to Scrap Online Challenge where this sketch and 5 other beautifull cards are published as this weeks challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.
xoxo Karin

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dutch Dare #51: Decorate the inside of your card

goodmorning everyone,
remember I told you we were going on a couch hunt last Monday?.... well we got home without one. Can't believe how much a simple couch costs. OK, if you don't have 2 little girls and a dog with ADHD then it really isn't that much, but we were looking for a simple couch which would last about 3 years. If you have to pay 1500 euro's for a 2 and a 3 seat couch it is a bit too much. Because we don't feel like shopping again, we are looking for a couch on the internet.
Hopefully we'll find one before the one we have now will fall apart.
This weeks challenge on the Dutch Dare is to decorate the inside of your card.
For my card I used papers from Bo-Bunny and Fancy Pants and 2 gorjuss images who were send to me by a friend (thanks!!!!). Both images are coloured with Pro-markers and Copics.

Tonight there will be another SOL on PCP.
If you want to join me for a online crop, just become a member ogf the SOL-group and be there at 7.30 PM - London time -
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day,
xoxo Karin

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sketch #34 on Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

Happy Monday everyone,
Happy Monday??? For most people the worst day of the week, because the weekend is over and they all have to go back to the normal things in life. But for me it's weekend. A short one (just today) but still it's weekend. Today we are going on a couch hunt. The one we have is barely holding it together and we are affraid it will fall apart if the girls keep jumping on it a few more weeks.
Hopefully it won't take all day because the weather is going to great today, so it would be nice if we could take the girls to a playground too.
Today we have a great new sketch on the JCBC blog created by Tanja.
This week I had to make a birhtday card, and I managed to make one for a boy!!! Verly rarely, because I always having a lot of trouble making one for a boy. But I think this one is really cool.
Well I'm off to get us prepared for our couch hunt.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day,
xoxo Karin