woensdag 31 december 2008

I wish everyone a
Happy Crafting New Year!

vrijdag 12 december 2008

Two postcards

Yesterday I made two postcards.
The first one is inspired by Tim Holtz's tag #10. I made this for a mentally challenged but always cheerful girl. I thought she deserved some gold bling on her card! The second one is for a girl that was rescued from a serious home situation. She managed to stay friendly and open despite all she has been through. This postcard was inspired by Tim Holtz' tag #2.

I hope these cards gives them a reason to smile! I used the new stamps Christa got for her birthday, thanks Christa!

zaterdag 6 december 2008

Guest designer: This Thursday

Being asked to be guest designer for This Thursday was a pleasantly unexpected surprise! Of course I said "yes!" and shortly thereafter I received a package from sponsor Cosmo Cricket containing their lovely Crafting Kit "Oh Joy".
Of course I had already looked at their site and I was secretly hoping for some of these designer papers! Check out Cosmo Cricket for more lovely craft supplies!
Personally I have been scrapbooking and card/atc/tag making for about 10 years already. It is by far the longest time I have stayed with one hobby and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon!
Crafting with paper and stamps is an endless joy. Giving away home made gifts is a satisfying eperience. I have made a long journey to be where I am today and I still have many places to go and sights to see.
I wish all of you joy on your art-journey!

First sample: a gift box for chocolates or gift certificate or cookies or ... or ... Dimensions: 4x8 cm. Punch two holes in the top for the ribbon. Decorate as you wish before glueing box.

Second sample: Christmas card. I used the flourish mask from Tim Holtz and a fragment.

Third sample: little booklet for photo memories and journaling. Turorial HERE.

Fourth sample: Decorated matchbox and candle. To be wrapped in transparant foil closed with a ribbon as a Chritmas gift. I made a bunch of these last Christmas and they were a hugh succes!

Fifth sample: Two gift tags. Tag left: technique used tag 5 of Tim Holtz. Tag right: candy and presents are the keys to a young boy's heart!

Sixth sample: Gift box for tea or chocolates or whatever your imagination can supply! Tutorial HERE.

There you are. I had so much fun making these samples. If you wish to know anything about how to do something, just ask. The design papers from Cosmo Cricket were absolutely lovely and easy to work with. It proves my conviction: good materials makes for best endresults! And that goes for all the craft supplies; glue, paper, scissors, ink etc etc. If something doesn't work for you, please try something else or ask directions.

dinsdag 2 december 2008

Guest designer!

I am going to be a guest designer for This Thursday! Next week on Thursday, december 11th, it's going to be my turn. Yesterday I received a package from the sponsor of that week with products I have to use in my examples. It's going to be fantastic!
I am very busy right now with taking pictures and writing the tutorials I will post on december 11th after the samples go live on This Thursday. Please be patient and visit again. I am working on not only cards but also tags and ideas for little christmas gifts.....

Ik ben gast-ontwerper voor This Thursday! Op donderdag 11 december is het mijn beurt. Gisteren kreeg ik een pakketje van de sponsor met dingen die ik moet gebruiken. Het ziet er prachtig uit!
Ik ben nu erg druk bezig met het maken van de voorbeelden en goede foto's ervan nemen. Ook maak ik wat tutorials. Alles wordt gepost nadat This Thursday gepost heeft. Dus geduld en kom langs op 11 december! Ik ben bezig met van alles en nog wat.....