Flip Flops

Sharing a summery card today using two stamps from the So Suzy Stamp of the Month Club ( the January stamps).

Here are the supplies I used:

Stamps: So Suzy
Paper: digital Hawaiian Patterns from creative market
Pink cardstock bazzill petalsoft 
spectrum noir  markers.
wink of stella
My favorite things  die namic
Little flower and stars embellishments from local store (called Action).

At first I colored the flip flops in pink colors but I decided that orange would look better.

Here is the card fully assembled.

For the sketch I used this one from The paper players

I'm also entering this card in these challenges:

cards und more lots of colour
crafty friends challenge: summertime

Thanks for stopping by. Please join me again on the 28th for my first blogpost as a designteam member for the So Suzy stamp of the Month May.

Hugs, Henriette


This week I received two happy mails. One was the mini misti and the other was an English magazine Simply Cards and Papercraft. With the magazine came a Altenew Stamp and die set "Build-a-rose".

I used the misti to stamp the layered roses. The sentiment is also part of the free set.

For the sketch I used this weeks sketch at Taylored Expressions

I had much fun stamping these roses in different colours.

Also adding this card in these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

Hugs, Henriette


My next card is inspired by this weeks muse card from Tracey McNeely

I used my spectrum noir markers as shown in the pictures and very inexpensive stamps I bought on Ebay 
(poor quality, but they do the trick). For die cutting I used a MFT die-namic.



To avoid that my card look to simular to the muse card I placed the group of flowers on a round die cut and 
not in the left corner of the card. The sentiment is a stamp from stamplorations.

I traced around the flowers with a grey/blue marker to make the flowers stand out even more.
I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp wednesday challenge: flowers.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day.

Hugs, Henriette.

Casometry Challenge - second card

Here is my second card for the Casometry challenge  from Anna Kossakovskaya.
The challenge is to make 5 cards with one stamp set. I choose The Ton stamp set "honey bears".

Honey Bears

Here is my CAS card. I made good use of the different facial expressions in the set. This time the bear has a sad face because he's been stung by the bee.

First I sponged the background using brown, yellow and orange inks. I cut the cardstock into four pieces  Then I stamped the images and colored them using my spectrum noir markers and added a get well soon sentiment.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Casometry challenge
Outlawz Sunday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Henriette.

Friends are a gift

Today should have been release day for So Suzy Stamp of the month club but unfortunately the stamp haven't arrived yet. Sometimes shipping and customs take to much time. Hopefully the stamp will arrive before my post on the 28th.

So instead today I'm sharing a card I made for a guest designer application at Joanna Munster.
This was the Inspirational photo.

 Inspired by Stamping Guest Design Team Call Inspiration Photo

I love the color combination pink and gold. Here is how I've made my card.

The idea for this card came from watching a Jennifer Mcguire video. I used a stencil (from stamplorations) for embossing a piece of pink cardstock.

I also die cut two circles using my cuttlebug, one is white cardstock, the other is golden spiderwebpaper. From gold glitterpaper I cut out a small strip.
On the white circle I heat embossed a sentiment using WOW embossing powder.

Then I made some flowers using gold and white embossing powder on vellum (flower stamps are from ebay).

Next I put the card together and added a few sequins.

I hope you like this card and would love to hear from you what you think.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Beary Sorry

This is my second blog post today. If your looking for the SO SUZY STAMP OF THE MONTH DESIGN TEAM POST please click here.

Anna Kossakovskaya is holding a CASometry Challenge. The main idea of this challenge is to use one stamp set for
five different cards in CAS style. You have two weeks between the cards.

I choose the stamp set "Honey Bears" from The Ton.

Honey Bears

This set has some really good features like the different kinds of facial expressions you can stamp.
The first of five cards is a very simple CAS card.

Products used:

Bazzil Walnut Cream Cardstock.
Neenah Soalr White cardstock
The ton stamp set Honey bears
Spectrum noir markers: FS2, TN2, EB2.
My favorite things die-namics.

The inside of the card is this:

I think the bear's face is telling it all.

I'm entering this CAS card in these challenge:

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.

So Suzy Stamp of the Month Design Team

Finally I can share some exciting news with you all. I was selected to be one of the members on the 
How awesome is that? 

I'll be sharing two projects each month using the stamp of the month. I'm so looking forward to that.
The May release is on May 10th and I can tell you the May stamp is wonderful.

Here are the other team members.

I hope you'll join in on all the fun.

For all the stamps and more you go to the So suzy stamp shop.

I hope you'll be back on May 10th for the May release and my first card for the 
So Suzy stamp of the month design team.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Hi there

I'm very honored to be this fortnights guest designer at Challenge up your life.

Unser Banner zum Mitnehmen

The theme is "Critters". Who doesn't like critters?

The image on my card is a cute digital stamp from Sami stamps
I printed the stamp and did the coloring with my spectrum noir markers. 
Then I masked the image and sponged the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks.

The little fox looks so cute and he seems to be looking curious and a bit shy into the world, so I thought 
"hi, there" would be an appropriate sentiment.
Because the image is so colorful I didn't want to place it on a busy background.
I glued the image to white cardstock and just added a few enamel dots and a piece of twine.

Why don't you join the challenge up your life critters challenge? It so much fun and a easy theme.

I'm also entering this card in the simon says stamp wednesday challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments very much!

Hugs, Henriette.


I've been playing with icons and Photoshop again and made this card which can be sent to a little girl
who's going to kindergarten for the first time.

Here is how it is made: first I download this cute kindergarten icon pack from flaticon.
I open a new document in Photoshop and import the little icons one by one, resizing and rotating the icons. 
After that I color each icon, this time digital in Photoshop.
I printed the jpeg on Neenah Classic Crest paper and used a MFT die namic to cut it out.
The sentiment I made in Word.

For the sketch I used this weeks sketch at case this sketch.

Also entering this card in the Simon says stamp wednesday challenge:

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

Hugs, Henriette.

PS I have some exciting news to tell you all on May 1st. Can't wait.
(But first a guest designer project on April 30).

Special delivery

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Today I'm not only sharing my card but also a step-by-step instruction on how I've made it.
This is my first time doing a step-by-step instruction, so I hope you'll bear with me.

First I made the circle piece by sponging with Tim Holtz Distress ink (ripe persimmon) and then using a stencil (Pandora) and dye ink (Clearly Kelly) to make it look like a handwriting.

I cut out the circle using a die-namic from My Favorite Things.

The background with the envelopes and words I made in Photoshop. I imported digital images en sentiments from Melania Deasy in Photoshop. I resized and rotated the images.

After I printed out the background I stamped little hearts on the envelopes.

I printed the sentiment and used my cuttlebug and a die-namic to cut it out.

I also printed out a postman image from the Melania Deasy set and colored the image using my spectrum noir markers. I fussy cut the image.

Finally all I had to do was to assemble all the pieces and ...... voila.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

live laugh stamp: lets color
little miss muffet challenge: anything goes
star stampz: use digi 
outlawz challenge: with heart

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.

Ant eater

I've made a punny cas card featuring an ant eater and ants.

The ant eater is a icon from flaticon.com. The ants are a free download from create a smile stamps.
I made the scene in photoshop. Duplicating the ant multiple times and placing them in a row.
The punny sentiment is my own invention.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you liked it!

Hugs, Henriëtte.


I've used icons on my cards before (see herehere or here). I think icons are cute and funny.
This card also has icons on it, this time all vegetables.

First I download the icons from flaticon and then randomly place them on a white canvas in photoshop by rotating and resizing the icons.


Next I color the little images also in Photoshop, but of course I could have printed the file and then colored the icons with markers, pencils or watercolors.
It is faster to stamp images than making it like this in Photoshop, I tell you. It took me about 2 hours to make it.
I used a dienamic from MFT to cut out the shape and finally made the sentiment in Word.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Hugs, Henriëtte.

I love you to bits

This was a quick and simple card to make.
First I typed random 0 and 1 in word and printed that.
I used die cuts from My favorite things to cut out the shapes. Then I printed the sentiment using a techno font and added a wooden heart. A fun card to give to a geek boyfriend or someone who's into computerprogramming or so.

I'm entering this CAS card in these challenges:

I hope you'll have a great weekend! Until next time.

Hugs Henriëtte.


This circular card was inspired by this weeks cupcake inspiration colours:


I used a die namic from MFT to cut out two round shapes and another circular die to cut out the center circle. 
The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder on vellum and glued between two layers. 
There is another layer with a scoring part on top so the card can stand up.

The flowers are also heat embossed on vellum using stampin up flower stamps.

I'm entering this card the cupcake inspirations and the Outlawz Monday challenge: no corners.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Henriette.