Birthday wishes

One of my friends really loves cats, and the color red. She doesn't have a red (orange) colored cat herself but I think it would really fit with her ;). Now I'm thinking of it... why do we call an orange colored cat red over here? Most of the time they're not really red. But well, no problem ;), I just combined the red and orange colors on this card for her. The cat is colored with distress markers and water, the stamp is from My Favorite Things. I think the background stencil I used is from them too. I used one of the birthday stamps from Simon Says Stamp (which they gave me as a little extra when I ordered in the month of my birthday, so cool) and I used a red ribbon, patterned paper and sequins to finish my card.

Een vriendin van me houdt heel veel van katten en de kleur rood. Ze heeft zelf dan geen rode kater, maar ik denk dat hij zeker bij haar zou passen ;). Nu ik eraan denk... waarom noemen we zoiets eigenlijk een rode kat... Terwijl hij toch niet echt rood is (maar goed, het meeste rode haar is meer oranje). Ik heb de kleuren rood en oranje gewoon gecombineerd op deze kaart voor haar. De kat heb ik gekleurd met distress markers en water. De stempel is van My Favorite Things en ik dacht dat het stencil voor de achtergrond ook van hen was. Ik heb een stempel van Simon Says Stamp gebruikt (die ik kreeg toen ik rond mijn verjaardag een bestelling bij ze plaatste, erg leuk). Ik heb nog een stukje rood lint, gekleurd papier en sequins gebruikt om mijn kaart af te maken.

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Message of Hope - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I have some very exciting news to share! I'm one of the new designers for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! I can't believe it's true :). Sweet 'n Sassy stamps has a lot of beautiful stamps based on our faith, their slogan is 'sharing the love of Christ through paper crafting'. And that's exactly what I want to do.

My first stamp set is 'Message of Hope'. The set includes 5 images and 34 words and measures approximately 4" x 8". The word "forever" measures approximately 1 7/8" long and 1" high. I just received my own set and it looks beautiful, high quality clear stamps :). (can't wait to start creating with it! I know what I'll be doing this weekend ;)).

The design team from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has made a couple of beautiful examples with this set that I want to share with you.

The first one is from Jane, she used several words from the set and the leaves image. (I love the watercolor background and the beautiful stone she made)

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And the second one is from Julie. She made a beautiful background with another stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and added the word 'Peace' frome the stamp set.

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Don't forget to hop over to their blogs to read more about these cards. And don't forget to visit Sweet 'n Sassy stamps of course! Or visit the complete blog hop from this release.


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Challenge: watercolor

Just in time to do my last challenge at Winnie and Walter! Didn't manage to do them al :(, but at least I did a couple of them.

This time I did the watercolor challenge from Vanessa. I made two cards with the same watercolor piece I made so I'll just add both of the cards to this post. I watercolored my background with distress inks on watercolor paper. After it dried I used a die from My Favorite Things to cut out the frame. I also die cut a piece of white cardstock with the same die and I randomly added pieces of white and colored cardstock onto my card. This took me some time but I managed to make two backgrounds at the same time because I adhered all the pieces I took out of the white cardstock into the watercolor cardstock and vice versa. 

For this first card I used another diecut piece of white cardstock to adhere on the top and bottom of my card (the dimension of the Dutch cards is a little bit different than the dies from MFT so I had to cover up some edges. I stamped the 'Thinking of you' sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp) and added some sequins to finish my card.

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For my second card I used the other background I created with my dies. Here I added a piece of stamped white cardstock too but this time I only added it to the bottom (I adhered the background a bit higher onto my card). To give it a little more interest I added a small strip of glitter paper to the bottom of the card. No sequins this time ;).

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Challenge: Gold

I have another challenge card to share today. And it was pretty hard to get a picture of it ;). The challenge from Lydia was to use gold on your project. The gold looks really pretty in real life but it's so hard to capture it in a photo! But here's my try :)

Ik heb weer een nieuwe challene om te delen. En hij was vrij lastig te fotograferen ;). Lydia had de opdracht om goud te gebruiken op je project. Het goud ziet er in het echt heel mooi uit, maar op de foto glinstert het net iets te hard om goed te kunnen zien. Maar hier is mijn poging ;).


I used a tree stamp from Winnie and Walter and I stamped the leaves in green and after that I added some leaves with gold embossing powder (from WOW!). Well, some... almost all the leaves haha. I used a sentiment from Simon Says stamp and a gold metallic sheet behind my stamped image to finish my card.

Ik heb de boom van Winnie en Walter gebruikt en de blaadjes eerst met groen gestempeld en daarna opnieuw gestempeld om ze met goud te embossen (met poeder van WOW!). Ik heb een tekst van Simon Says Stamp en een stukje goudkleurig 'metaal' (dat heel erg dun is) gebruikt om mijn kaart af te maken.

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Challenge: sketch

I've another card to share from World Card Making day. This time I did the sketch challenge from Gayatri at Winnie and Walter. I used the Pretty Peonies stamp set from Wplus9 to make the flowers and I used a stencil from MFT to create the background. For the sentiment I used a little piece of scrap cardstock and I stamped a text from Simon Says Stamp. To finish the card I used a couple of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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WWWCMD thanks sketch by lucilight

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