Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cute little bird house

Happy Sunday everyone,
Weekend is almost over and it was a pretty busy one again. Normaly I don't craft that much on Sundays but today the girls were playing so very quietly and weren't that demanding, that I had a little time to create a cute little birdhouse that fitts several challenges.
The template for the bird house can be found HERE.

This birdhouse fitts the following challenges:

ABC-Challenge: Circles

Truly Scrumptious: Anything but a card

Stamp Something: Animals

Something Completely Different: a bird house

The Secret Crafter: Flights of fancy

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: scallop mania

Enjoy your evening and see you all tomorrow with my DT-card for a new challenge on the JCBC blog.

xoxo Karin

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sneek-peaks of La-La-Land Crafts new Halloween stamps

Hi everyone,
La-La-Land Crafts new release is coming up, and of course it will be some fabulous Halloween images of Rosy, Lala and Maya.
I wanted to show you a few sneek-peaks of those cuties ( I have seen them all already and I know you are going to love every single one of them)
The release of the 10 new stamps will be on September 10th, but untill that time you will have to do with the sneek-peaks.

To celebrate the next release Irina is giving away one of the new stamps (winners choice). So hop over to La-La-Lands blog to enter the give away.
Enjoy your Sunday,
xoxo Karin

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sneek-peak September Kit on Monthly Card Kit Club

Hi everyone,
it's almost September and that means a new Card Kit at the Monthly Card Kit Club.
I'm still waiting for a few items to arrive and hopefully they will arrive this weekend so I can take a picture of the complete kit.
Otherwise I will add them later.
Here's a little sneek-peak of this months kit which is called "BOO- TIFULL"

The kit will contain some fabulous Halloween papers, cardstock, buttons, embossed backgrounds, punched borders, cuttlebug cuts, ribbon, a cute stamp and more cute items to create some great cards/projects.
You can pre-order the kit by sending me a email. For more details about ordering the card-kit please click here.

Have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dutch Dare #59: A sketch

Goodmorning everyone,

a short post today, have a busy schedule. Have to assemble the new September Kit for the Monthly Card Kit Club which doesn't seem to get together. I'm still waiting for a few more items that have been shipped ages ago, but it's very frustrated that my craftroom looks like a storgeroom. Every there are half assembled kits.

For those interested.. there are still a few August Kits available. For more info just hop over to the Monthly Card Kit Club and read all about it.

Now for this weeks challenge on the DDCC. Wilma created a fabulous sketch for to follow. To give every a little bit more breathing space we dicided keep posting once every 2 weeks, like we did for the past 2 months.
Our sponsor for this week is Cute Stamps and Cards, a brandnew webshop owned by Jacqueline AKA Crejakaarten. She kindly donated a gorgeous Belles 'n Whistles stamp.

Here's my DT-card for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

La-La's Weekly Wednesday challenge #2: Stitching

Goodmorning everyone,

this weeks challenge over at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge is STITCHING.

It can be machine stitching, hand stitching, faux stitching or Rub-ons.

For my card I used the cute sitting Rosie with cat and I coloured her with Copics and Aquapencils. Papers are from Bo-Bunny and I did all the stitiching by hand.

Don't forget to stop by the blogs of the other DT-members to check out the beautifull vards they create.

See you all tomorrow with my DT-card for the DDCC.


xoxo Karin

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Summer

Happy Friday everyone,
the girls have finished their first week of school.
Gave me time to create a special project for Ruby's birthday tomorrow. Ruby always loves the cute little altered projects I create, So I want to surprise her with one tomorrowmorning. I hope she really likes this one.
The tutorial for this cute little flower cart can be found HERE. You really should try it yourself, it's such a great project to create.

This projects fitts the following challenges:
Cupcake Challenge: something sweet
2 Red Bananas: the sketch
Trulyscrumptious Challenge: Anything but a card
ABC-Challenge: Buttons

Project recipe:

Papers: Color Core Cardstock, K and Company - Citronella

Stamp: Magnolia

Technique: Distress ink, Fiskars borderpunch, EK-Succes flowerpunches, SU scalloped circle punch

Embellishments: straw, buttons and ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

La-La's Weekly Challenge #1: Flowers

Goodmorning everyone,

today I want to show you my first guestdesigner card for La-La-Land-Crafts.
Starting this week there will be a weekly challenge on the La-La-Land Craft Blog.

The first challenge is ....


For my card I used the adorable Lala window stamp. I coloured her with Copics and Pro-Markers. The papers are from DCWV - Citrus and the beautifull flowers are from Prima.

Please don't forget to check the blogs of all the other DT-Members. They all are so very talented and create such beautifull cards/projects.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sketch #42 on JCBC-Blog

Goodmorning everyone,
the girls are back at school and it's so quiet overhere. No screaming and fighting, just peace and quietness. So nice to have structure in our lives again.
I finally have the computer back and I can write my post whenever I want.
This week we have a great sketch created by Linda over at the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge.

Card Recipe:

Papers: Cardstock - Color Core, DP -Cosmo Cricket

Stamps: Backgroundstamp - Magnolia, Pixie - CC-Designs

Technique: Pro-Markers and copics, Border punch - Fiskars

Embellishments: buttons and ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Hi everyone,
a big thank you to everyone entering my candy. Also a big thanks to all the ladies that have ordered the August Card Kit.
The kits are on their way and I hope you like what's inside.
The winner of the August Card Kit and cute Elisabeth Bell stamp is......
Congratulations Jose. Please send me a email with your addy so I can send you your prize.
Enjoy your Sunday and see you all tomorrow with my card for the Just Birthday and Christmas Challenge.
xoxo Karin

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Candy Time!!!

this post will stay on top untill August 15th.
Scroll down for newer posts.
I have a little candy up for grabs. Why????

2 reasons... it's fun to make other people happy and today I started a new blog called 'THE MONTHLY CARD KIT CLUB'.
Every month a new and complete card kit for all you addictive ladies.

Each kit will include some great stuff to create some wonderfull cards/projects, like cardstock, patterned papers, flowers, ribbons, charms and many more embellishments.

The kits will come in a Big and Mini version and are available for single sale, a 3 month subscription and a 6 month subscription.

Want to know more??. just hop over to learn more about the Monthly Card Kit Club

For one lucky lady I will have the August Kit called 'Little black dress' up for grabs.

But that's not all... she also will receive one of the new Belles 'n Whistles stamps called 'sisters'.

How to enter:

* Become a follower of this blog and/or the monthly card kit club blog to stay up-dated about all the new kits.

* Spread the word about my candy and the card kit club on your blog.

* Leave a comment on this post when you're done.

Candy closes on Saturday August 15th, and I will announce the winner the next day.

Candy is open for everybody, I ship worldwide.

Good luck everyone,

xoxo Karin

Friday, August 14, 2009

Scrap Online Card: Make a wish

Goodmorning everyone,

yesterday we had another fun SOL on PCP. The girls created a card following instructions (pictures) given every 5 - 10 minutes. I have the advantage to take my time for the card ( I'm the one hosting the SOL, so I have to prepare all the steps, but the girls have to create this card in just little over an hour. And the cards they created are all so very beautifull.

Here's the card I created for the SOL.

Card recipe:

Papers: Color Core Cardstock, DP- Chatterbox (very Old)

Stamp: digital image from CC-designs, sentiment - CC-designs

Technique: pro-markers, copics and brown ink for the edges

Embellishements: brads - Rayher, flowers, gems and charm from stash

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dutch Dare Challenge #57: Christmas in August

Goodmorning everyone,
it's been a very busy week sofar. Last week of the vacation and there were a lot of things we still had to do. Monday I took the girls to a playground not far from our home. We have plenty of playgrounds next to our house, but none of them have swings. Tuesday we spend all day at the flea market selling old toys. So funny, we spend all day selling old toys and at the end of the flea market we ended up in the toy store buying new toys of the money we've earned.
Yesterday we cleaned up the girls bedroom and playroom (there are stilll enough toys in it to call it a toystore) and today we have to make preparations for Ruby's birthdayparty. Her birthday isn't untill August 22nd but she's celebrating it with her friends tommorrow.

Because we've been so very busy there wasn't much time for crafting and I had to make my card for the DDCC this morning.

This weeks challenge on the Dutch Dare Cards Challenge:


I already saw other challengeblogs doing this challenge, so if you participate in all of them you should have a nice number of christmas cards ready by December.

Here's what I came up with.

Don't forget to join us tonight at another Scrap Online over at Paper Craft Planet. We will be making a card online. There's a discussion posted with the supplies you'll be needing and starting 7.30 PM -London Time- I will help you create a card, by posting pictures of every step.

Thanks for stopping by today,
xoxo Karin

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Grand opening of La-La-Land Crafts

Today La-la-land Crafts is going to open its door for all you addictive stampers.

The celebration starts with the reveal of the 3 stamp collections at Cranberry Hill mercantile in Sunnyvale CA, from 6Pm till 9 PM.

To celebrate the grand opening, La-la-land crafts is giving a 10% discount Storewide!!!

This is a limited time offer and will only last for the first 24 hours.

Can't wait to show you my first cards made with those adorable stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Some exciting news!!

Goodmorning everyone,
I have some exciting news to share with all of you.
I'm going to be a guestdesigner for La-la-land Crafts, a brandnew stampshop which opens on Wednesday August 12th.

Irina has chosen 6 fantastic ladies to be on the Design Team and 4 other ladies (I'm one of them) and 1 gentleman as guestdesigners for September and October.
Introducing the Design Team
Guest Designers
Take a look at a few sneek-peaks of the stamps that will be released this Wednesday. I know you are going to love those cuties.

And last but not least.. Irina is giving away a great blogcandy.

One lucky lady gets 3 brandnew la-la-land stamps and some other fabulous goodies. Check out the candy HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wishing you sunshiney days!

Hi everyone,
so nice of you to stop by today.
As said in my previous post, it's hot hot hot overhere. Temperatures have reached the 35 C in our backgarden. it's really so hot ( even in the shade) that I spend most part of the day inside the house basicly doing nothing. The girls are having a great time in their pool and playing with their barbies, playmobile and little petshop in the shade.
Today I want to show you all a project which is inspired on the hot temperatures overhere and a lot of different challenges.
I found the template for this cute little purse while browsing the internet. You can find the template HERE. And while you're there check out the rest of the templates that are overthere. There must be something for everybody.

The set suits the following challenges:
My Time to Craft: neglected or forgotten stash
Papertake Weekly: using a colour/colours that reminds you of a certain season
A spoon Full Of Sugar: floral fantasy
Simon Says Stamps: Buttons and ribbon
Cup Cake Craft challenge: beach themed card
Creative Card Crew: Under the sea
Unscripted Sketches: the sketch for the card
Card Recipe
Papers: Pretty Please papers form My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Digital images from CC-Designs
Technique: Pro-markers, Copic Markers, Circle Nestabillities, EK Succes punch for the corners, borderpunch form EK Succes.
Embellishments: Die-cuts from Pretty Please (MMY), flowers from Prima and the buttons, gems, charms and ribbon are from stash.
Thanks for stopping by today,
xoxo Karin

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How purple can a card be?

Hi everyone,
so nice of you to stop by.
We have a great day here in holland and we are getting ready for 2 really hot days. A good thing we have a large pool in our garden, so when things are getting too hot, I can take a jump into the pool.
Today I want to show you my purple, purple ,purple card.
Over at OCC they ask us to create a card using purple. And when you ask for purple, you get purple.
I used the fabulous sketch from The Secret Crafter and on Fun with shapes and more they want you to add buttons on your card.
It's a very simple card but I like it.

Well I'm off to prepare dinner (spaghetti) and then off to work.

Enjoy your day,

xoxo Karin