Thursday, December 31, 2009

DDCC #68: Joy folded card

Goodmornig everyone,
so nice of you to stop by on the last day of the year.
Just one more day and then it's already 2010. Tonight we are having 4 friends over to celebrate Ne Years Eve with us, so ti's going to be a lot of fun, beer, wine, champagne and fire works.
The girls are really excited because for the first time they can stay up untill Midnight.
Have to do some last minute preparations and then I hope to have a few hours to make a few cards.
On the last day of the year we have a great challenge for you over at the Dutch Dare Cards Challenge.
Monica created a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Joy Folded card.
Here's my contribution for this weeks challenge.

I also want to show you 2 cards I received from my 2 beautifull girls.
Yesterday they got really creative and they both made me a card because I'm the best mum in the world (that is as long as they get what they want, if not I'm the worst mum in the world (lol)).
First card is created by my 5 year old Britt. She created a nice pocket with a few stampprints ready to colour.

This card is created by my 6 year old Ruby. Yesterday morning we were blogging around and she saw a card which she really liked. She made her own version of this card.

They would really love to hear from you what you think about their cards. So hop over to their blog and leave them a comment.

Happy New Year to all of you and see you in 2010!!

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cardmaking Class by Email (5)

Happy Wednesday everyone,
Boy what a week we had!!
In my post from last Thursday I mentioned we had a lot of snow and how I was dreaming of a white christmis. Well that dream was over a few hours later. I took the girls to school at 5PM that night for their christmas dinner. When I came home was unpacking the dishwasher when I heard a big BANG!!!. When I looked out the window I saw that a small buss was parked in the back of my car, which was parked in front of the house.
It's an old car so hopefully it can be repaired itherwise it's bye bye car and then I have to work, get on my bike or take the bus to the things I have to do.
So you can imagine my dream of a white christmas was over in just a few minutes.
And I needed to change all my planns for the next couple of days. Now one day before christmas I still have to do some christmas shopping. Luckely the girls are at my parents right now so I'm off in a minute to do some last minute shopping.
Because of all the chaos I completely forgot to make a post of the card I made for the Cardmaking Class by Email.
Last Thursday night we made a nice card on the Scrap Online Group at PCP. And Friday I emailed the step by step instructions to everyone that joined the Cardmaking Class by email. if you want to receive your weekly copy of the Cardmaking Class just send me a email and I will send it over.

For my card I used the gorgeous papers Farm Fresh from October Afternoon.

Love the bright colours and great designs, and this cute image from Stamping Bella perfectly matches with those papers.

Well I'm off to do my last minute shopping.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dutch Dare Challenge #67: create your own embellishments

Hi everyone,
so nice of you to stop by today.
Today we had our first snow. The girls really enjoyed the snow and they were all wet from the snowball fights they were in.
Hopefully the snow will stay for another week so we finally will have a white christmas again... I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS!!!.
This week we have a fun challenge at the Dutch Dare Cards Challenges.
This week we would like to see your handmade embellishments.
Handmade flowers, handmade buttons... anything.
My handmade embellishments are the flowers.
I crochetted them myself.
Papers are from October Afternoon - Farm Fresh -
I used Distress Ink on the edges and the image is a cute Gorjus Girl.

Hope you all are having a great day,

xoxo Karin

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Gift Tag Blog Hop Candy Winner

Happy monday everyone,
I want to thank all the ladies that have joined the Holiday Gift Tag Blog Hop and left me a sweet comment on my tag.
I think all the girls in the blog hop did a fabulous job. I've seen beautifull tags in so many different styles, colours and designs, I hope they can inspire you to create some yourself.
I'm one of the girls with a little candy for one lady that left me a comment on the blog hop post.
It's a very sweet Dutch stamp called Koetie, and I think she really is a cutie.

And now for the lucky winner.......


Congratulations Terri!! Please send me a email with your addy so I can send you the stamp.

Have a great day,

xoxo Karin

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holiday Gift Tag Blog Hop

A few days back I was contacted by Monika asking me if I was interested in joinig a last minute Holiday Gift Tag Blog Hop. Didn't had to think very hard about it and emailed her telling her I was in for the hop.
When I saw the list of girls participating in the blog hop I suddenly was having cold feet. So many talented girls creating the most beautifull cards and projects, I'm a really admirer of all of them. So it's a great honour to do this Blog Hop together with them.

And now for the Holiday Gift Tag Blog Hop...
We hope you will see some great tags created by a few very talented ladies today that will inspire you. Have fun! If you've just happened came accross my blog, you can start the Blog Hop
There will be some surprises hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 14th
here and on the individual blogs where the suprises are hidden.
Here's the little Gift Tag I designed for this blog hop. I love using non-traditional christmas colours for my cards and tags.

Now it's time to hop on over to Maria Bell's blog.

Thanks for stopping by and joining the Holiday Gift Tag Blog Hop.
Have fun and good luck to all of you.
See you all Monday with the announcement of the Blog Hop winners.

xoxo Karin

PS: if you have created a Holiday Gift Tag, please leave a comment with a link to your work. Would love to see what you've created.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cardmaking Class by Email (4)

Hi everyone,

can't believe it's Friday again. Didn't had the chance to make a post the whole week. I've been helping out at school again the past few days and at night I had to work or was to tired to do anything.
I managed to create a card for the Cardmaking Class by Email.

The ladies on the mailing list will receive a new cardmaking class every Friday, with step by step instructions for a card. They work their way through this class page by page so they have no idea what the card is going to look like.

Want to receive your weekly copy of the Cardmaking Class??? just me a email and it will be send over.

This week I created a easy card, perfect for those last minute christmas cards that still have to be made. Besides a piece of ribbon and a button I didn't add any embellishments. I think it's perfect this way.

For my card I used papers from Jillibean Soup (Grandmas Christmas Soup) and My Minds Eye papers from last year (christmas trees).

The ribbon and button are from stash.

Make sure you stop by tomorrow, because I'm in a fun Christmas Gift Tag Blog Hop which is organised by my friend Monika. You will see some great Gift Tags created by some very talented girls (Cindy Hafner, Maria Bell, Jodi Collins, Danni Bindel, Allison Filo, Denise Marzec, Melissa Sauls, Linda Beeson and Kim Hughs), some of them even have a small prize for one lady leaving a comment on their blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cardmaking Class by Email (3)

Hi everyone,
i hopeyou all are enjoying your Sunday.
Overhere it a day to do relax after all the excitement from yesterday. yesterday it was Sinterklaas in Holland and i spend all morning with the girls on the riverside watching sinterklaas and zwarte Piet arrive by boat. After that we watched the parade in town and when we got home it was time to bake some muffins for grandpa and grandma who came over to celebrate this festivity with us. The girls got really spoiled and now they have enough new toys to play with for the next couple of months.
While the girls are playing with their new toys, I finally have time to make a post which I should have done last Friday.
Friday I emailed the ladies on the Cardmaking Class by Email list the 3rd card.
This time I created a pocket card.
Want your owm weekly copy of the Cardmaking Class by Email??.... just send me a email and I will make sure you get one each week.
Enjoy your Sunday,
xoxo Karin