Wednesday, October 28, 2009

LLWWC #10: Ribbon

Goodmorning everyone,
this week my last card as a guestdesigner for La La Land Crafts. Boy those 2 motnhs have passed so very quickly. Fabulous stamps to work with, perfect organisation of things form Jane and Irina, 10 great challenges and a great blog hop with I enjoyed organising. Really enjoyed the past 2 months and it's been a great experience. I'm going to miss you girls!!!
Enough with the sentiment here's this weeks challenge...
This weeks challenge (#10) is being hosted by Lisa and here is what she came up with:"My challenge is to use ribbon as your main embellishment. It doesn't have to be the only one, but let's show off our best ribbon design work!"
When I'm blogging around I see al the great things you ladies do with ribbon, but when it comes to using it myself it's a complete disaster... never can seem to get the knot/bow right, always think I'm attaching the ribbon in wrong place etc..
So sorry for not being so creative with ribbon this time.

This card also fitts the following challenges:
Stampin for the weekend: A Haunting good time
Stamp Something: Halloween Something

Card Recipe:

Papers: Cardstock- Bazzill, DP My Minds Eye (Boo to you) - Nikki Silvis (boo-tifull)

Stamp: Witch Rosie from La La Land Crafts

Technique: aquapencils and sansodor to blend

Embellishments: ribbon and cute ghosts were a gift

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hope this day is as special as you are

Happy Monday everyone,
Last day of the girls week of from school. Ruby and Britt have been asking me to take them to a indoor playground the whole weekend, and with all the rain outside today we dicided to go there.
It was quiet overthere, almost all kids are at school already, the girls teachers had a study day today, so that means a extra day of for all the kids at school. So no pile ups at the trampolines and slides, which means no screaming en crying kids at the table telling me they had to get into a fight to get on something.
They were so tired after playing there the whole day, that they were sleeping before I left the bedroom.
Now muumy has time to update her blog.
This week we have a great sketch from Janina on the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge Blog.
Really had so much fun creating this card. The past few week my mojo was on vacation and it took me forever to finish a card. But I had no hard time on creating this one.

This card also fits the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Candy Corns

Card Recipe:
Papers: Cardstock - Color Core, DP and Die-Cut - My Mind's Eye (pretty please)
Stamp: digital download from Pink Cat Studio, Sentiment - CC-Designs
Technique: aquapencils and sansodor to blend
Embellishments: flowers - Prima, pearls, brads and spacers from stash

Before I go I have to announce the winner of the Mini October Afternoon Kit.
The winner is....
Congratulations Lorraine!!!!
Please send me a email with your addy so I can send you the cute kit.
Thanks for stopping by today,
xoxo Karin

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dutch Dare Challenge #63: a sketch by Cathy

a very quick post today. In a few minutes I have to pick up the girls at my parents, they've spent 2 nights overthere just for fun, and then we are off to visit my friend and her 2 kids. We only see each other a few times each year, and have to do a lot of catching up.

Challenge #63 on the Dutch Dare Cards Challenge already.

Cathy created a beautifull sketch for you to follow.

For my card I used papers from this months kit on the Monthly Card Kit Club.

Beautifull papers with bright colours and great desgins from October Afternoon (Cherry Hill).

This is kit is still available and you can order it HERE.

If you have the time you have to check out the cards the DT-members made using the goodies that are in this kit. They've created some fabulous cards and projects

I have put together a mini kit containing some yummie things that are in this months kit.

Just leave a comment on this post untill monday morning Oct. 26th and I will pick a winner later that day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

La La's weekly Wednesday Challenge #9: GLITTER

Goodmorning everyone,
so nice of you to stop by today.
Challenge #9 already on La La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge.
This weeks assignment.... GLITTER!!!
Boy did I had a hard time finding something with glitter for this challenge.
I used to have a lot of bottles with stickles, but the kids in Ruby's class used all of it a few weeks back on cards they created. Didn't had the chance to replace them yet. And as for glitter in bottles... I banned them from the house. The girls decided to make a few beautifull glitter cards for my parents... they were beautifull but I found glitter everywhere in the house for several weeks. Everything I touched had glitter on it. So no more glitter in our house.
After digging deep in my stash I found some black glitter paper and used this for the bats and spider (doesn't really show on the picture).
And as for my card... I call it a freestyle card or in other words DON'T THINK JUST CUT AND GLUE CARD.
A lot of Dutch ladies use this style of cardmaking and when I'm out of inspiration I use this technique.
For my card I used Witch on the broom Rosie from La La Land Craft and I coloured her with aquapencils and used sansodor to blend.
Papers are from My Mind's Eye - Boo to you.
Bats, spider and text are cut with a die-cut from Cuttlebug.

This card also fitts the following challenges:
Pile it on challenge: ready for Halloween
Cute Card Thursday: Spook Fest
Paper Play Challenges: Favorite Embellishment (mine are gemstones)
Stampin B's: Halloween
Creativ Friday: Halloween
Stampartic: Halloween
Cup Cake Craft Challenge: things that go bump in the night

Have a great day,

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

La La Lands Christmas stamp release day, a new challenge and winnerannouncement

Goodmorning everyone,
a big thank you to everyone entering La La Lands first blog hop. I hope you all had fun hopping around and seeing peaks of all the new christmasstamps. Today it's release day!!! Hop over to the La La Land store to see all those fabulous new stamps.
What's your favorite one? Mine is defenitely Christmas Rosie with bird.
Love the cute little bird with his boots and sweet hat.
Today we also have a new challenge on the La La land Craft Blog. With all the new christmas/winter themed stamps there can only be one challenge...
Create a christmas/winter themed card
Here's my card using one of the new christmas stamps (the sneak peek I was showing during the Blog Hop).

And now the winner of the cute Christmas Rosie with bird stamp.

Ruby is still sick at home and she picked a winner for me. The winner is...



Please send me a email with your addy, so the stamp can be send over.

Card Recipe:

Papers: Cardstock- Color Core, DP - Eskimo Kisses ( Basic Grey)

Stamp: La La land Crafts

Technique: Aqua pencils and sansodor to blend

Tools: leafpunch from Mc Gill

Embellishments: flowers, brads and spacers from stash

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

La La Land Christmas Release Blog Hop

This post will stay on top untill October 14th.
Scroll down for all the new posts.
Hi Everyone,

Welcome to La La Land Crafts' Christmas Release Blog Hop. To celebrate the release of the fabulous Christmas stamps on October 14th, we are having a fun Blog Hop. Each DT Member and all the Guest DT-members will show you a sneak-peek of one of the new Christmas stamps...

What's in it for you???
Besides seeing all the cute sneak peeks of our new images? The winner of the Blog Hop will receive not one but THREE of our new stamps (winner's choice!!) PLUS all of the items in the photo below:

- Limited Edition Spellbinders Shapebilites Create a Flake 1
- Spellbinders Shapeabilites Pendants Fleur De Lis
- Spellbinders Borderabilites Fleur De Lis
- JustRite A Merry Little Christmas Set
- Basic Grey Holiday Ornaments Chipboard
- Cuttlebug For You Ornament Die Cut and Embossing Folder combo
- Copic Marker Soft Case for 24 Markers
- Three Copic Markers: E11, E33 and B41
- The Paper Company Bordeaux Filigree Accents
- Hero Arts Gemstones

Some of the DT members and the Guest Designers are also offering a little prize, randomly chosen from the entries on their own personal blogs.

I'm offering the cute Christmas Rosie for one lucky lady that leaves me a comment on this post. Here's a sneak peek of cute Christmas Rosie.

What do you have to do to join our Blog Hop????
* Start your Blog Hop at the La-La-Land Crafts' blog
* Each DT-Member will guide you to the next Blog in the Blog Hop
* Final stop is back here at La-La-Land Crafts Blog where you have to leave a comment telling us how many different stamps there are in our Christmas Release (it can be tricky, be careful )

If you started the Blog Hop at La-La-Land blog and followed all the links to this post, then your next stop is Irina
If you are just stopping by and want to join the Blog Hop, then just go to the La-La-Land Crafts blog and start your hop there.

Have fun and good luck to all of you and make sure you check back on October 14th to find out who the winner is of cute Christmas Rosie.

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thank you for being my friend

Goodmorning everyone,
thanks for stopping by today.
It's really getting colder overhere. We al wear our wintercoats, because in the morning, when I take the girls to school it's only 4 or 5 C. Ruby is sick at home and when I called her in sick yesterday the teacher told me that there were 9 sick kids just in her class. I won't be very surprised when Britt will be sick in the next couple of days too.
Anyway, when Ruby was on the couch watching tv yesterday I found the time to create a fall coloured card.
And believe it or not it fitts 14 challenges (it took me more time to write down all the chalenges then to create the card (LOL)).


Pile it On

Alys Sunday Challenge: the sketch

Cute Card Thursday: a charm

Cupcake Craft Challenge: buttons and stitching

Trimmies Craft Challenge: fotoinspiration

Stamp Something: Brown

Crazy 4 Challenges: thankfull

The Secret Crafter Saturday: Autumn colours

Caardvarks: something wonderfull with ribbon

Cooking it uo with Katie: Metal - borderpunch and something alive

The Pink elephant challenge: Fall

Whimsy Stamps: Get punchy

CCEE Stampers: a tall card

Three Clovers designs: Fall

Have a great day,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, October 8, 2009

DDCC #62: a card recipe

Goodmorning everyone,
can't believe it's been over a week since my last card. Last week has been completely crazy and when I finally had a few moments for myself I just wanted to sit down and relax. Took me forever to finish this weeks DT-card for the Dutch Dare Cards Challenge. My mojo is completely gone, but hopefully it will return very soon so I will have more joy in creating cards.
Anyway this weeks challenge on the DDCC is a card recipe.
We want you to use:
2 different pieces of cardstock
2 different pieces of PP
2 flowers
2 brads
2 buttons or gemstones
for my card I used this cute Wizard Maya image from La La Land Crafts.
Papers are from Nikki Sivils and My Minds Eye.
flowers from Crea Motion and buttons and brads are from stash.

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin