Friday, November 27, 2009

Scrap Online / Cardmaking Class by email card

Goodmorning everyone,
it's Friday again and we I'm preparing for a very busy weekend. Tomorrow we have to go to a Sinterklaas party over at Ron's work and this Sunday we are celebrating a early Sinterklaas evening with my family. The girls are so excited about these events nad I'm completely stressed out (not knowing what to buy them (everything they have put on their wishlist is so very expensive), that I'm glad when it's december 6 and the old man gets on his boat again and returns to Spain for a whole year (LOL).
Today I want to show you a card I created for the Scrap Online group on Paper Craft Planet.
A very simple lay-out, but with a lot of layers.
I didn't add a sentiment, because I don't know who will receive this card.
I will add it when I've figured that one out.
If you can't make it to the Scrap Online on Thursdaynights, the step by step instructions on how to create this card are now available by email. It's called the Cardmaking Class by Email, and it will be send to you every Friday morning.
Sign up for this Cardmaking Class now, because in the near future (probably after new year) a few very talented ladies will create a step by step card for the Cardmaking Class. How about Claudia Rosa, Maria Bell, Bev Rochester and Jaqcui.
To make sure you won't miss anything sign up today by sending me a email.

I'm also entering a few challenges with this card.

Stamptacular : nature-tacular

Caardvark: colour a stamped image

Creative Cardcrew: favorite things (I love my new snowflake punch)

Everybody Art: christmas

Flourishesnewsletter: holliday themed card

Paper Take Weekly: christmas crackers

Charismacardz: anything christmas

Scrapmagasinet: christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dutch Dare: All in your pocket


I know I'm 5 days late with me card for the Dutch Dare Challenge, but things are really chaotic overhere. A few birthdays the past few weeks, our neighbours/friends having a little baby girl, buying presents for Sinterklaas, just a few additional things to my busy schedule.
I hardly spend any time crafting and as far as posting on my blog....
But I still want to show you the card I made for the 'all in your pocket challenge'on the DDCC.
Monica created this challenge and she wrote down all the instructions for this card.

Have to say I cheated a little bit, but I'm very pleased with the result.
For my card I used products that are in this months kit from the Monthly Card Kit Club (which is still available).

This card also fitts the next challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,
xoxo Karin

Friday, November 20, 2009

SOL card

Goodmorning everyone,
as some of you know I'm hosting the Scrap Online Group on PCP.
We try to create a card online every Thursday night, following instructions given every 5 to 10 minutes.
But the past few weeks we weren't able to de one because of all kind of reasons.
The card I'm showing you today has been on my desk for a few weeks now waiting to be posted on the SOL-Group.
I was really looking forward in doing this SOL last Thursday, but sadly we had to cancel this weeks SOL again. The ladies who wanted to attend this SOL all were having problems getting their kids into bed. Normaly I am the one who has to run upstairs several times before they finally are going to sleep, but that night they behaved like little angels and fell a sleep right away.
There are also ladies who really want to attend a SOl but are having trouble with the timedifference. I have been thinking about this problem for a long time ('really can't do a SOL in the middle of the night) and I have come up with some kind of solution.
Every Friday (the day after the SOL), I will send everyone that is interested a the SOL by email. I call it 'Cardmaking Class by email'.
You receive the full SOL (pictures and matching measurements of every step) in a Word Document, so you can work on your card whenever you want.
When you've finished your card, just post it on your blog, leave me a comment on my SOL-card with a link to yours so I can come over to visit.
If you want to receive your copy every week, just send me a email and I will send you the copy of this week.

Now on to my card.

For my card I used the beautifull papers from Bo-Bunny and inked all the edges.
The image is a cute download from CC-designs and I coloured her with aquapencils and used sansodor to blend.
the background is sponged with distressink.
Thanks for stoping by today and have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Merry and Bright

Morning everyone,

just got back from a fieldtrip with the kids from Britt her class.
We went to a environmental centre near the school where the kids had to do a lot of fall themed assignments, like gathering certain leafes, tasting marmalade made of things that grow there, search for flowers that still bloom in this time of year etc.
The kids were having so much, they didn't want to go back to school. But sorry kids, mum is frozen and really needs a few big cups of coffee to warm up again.

While doing so I want to show you a card I made last week, using one of the cute CC-Designs Digi-images. It's one from this summer and right now they have the same image holding a christmas ornament in stock.

This card fitts the following challenges:

Craftycardmakers: use some kind of stamping on your card
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Snow Something
Digital Ink Challenge: Quotes
ATS Weekly Wednesday Challenge: use an older set

Card Recipe:
Papers: Cardstock-Color Core, DP- Basic Grey
Stamps: Image-CC-Designs digi image, sentiment-Autumn Leaves
Technique: Aquapencils and sansodor for blending
Tools: Border Punch from Fiskars
Embellishments: snowflakes and brads from stash

Thanks for stopping by today,

xoxo Karin

Monday, November 9, 2009

Instyle Christmas Card

Hi everyone,
nice of you to stop by today.
This week it's my turn to provide the sketch on the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge.
It's a very easy sketch, just the way I like them.
Don't get me wrong, I really love the Bev and Rach style cards, but for some reason I can't fitt all those embellishments into one card. I've tried for so many times, but they always end up in the binn.

Our sponsor for this week is Instyle Stamps and they kindly donated a few images for the DT to work with. Because I had to create a christmas card I used cute Sandy. I coloured her with my aquapencils and used Sansodor for blending.
I have no idea which brand the papers are from, just had a little left-over and this piece had no name on it.
Thanks for stopping by today,
xoxo Karin

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hoot hoot Hooray

Goodmorning everyone,
sorry for not being around the past week, it's been busy as usual.
And earlier this week I did hurt one of my fingers, and just holding a pen/pencil hurted so much, I wasn't able to do any colouring. But I had to make a card for the Dutch Dare Challenge, so I used stickers instead of a stamped image.
This weeks challenge is to use felt on your card.

Thanks for stopping by today,
xoxo Karin