Hi, welcome. I'm Henriëtte and I make cards.

donderdag 26 februari 2015

Macaroons

Hi,

My second post today is all about macaroons.
I don't know why but I just love macaroon pictures although I don't eat them often.
I think I just love the sweet colours they have.


So I wanted to make a birthday card with macaroons on it. I found a freebie on jane's doodles blog



I colored the image digitally in Photoshop en placed a sentiment beneath them.

Entering this card in these challenges:

simon says stampblog: wednesday challenge
crafty sentiments: clean and simple 
tuesday throwdown: anything goes
not real stamps: anything goes

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs Henriëtte.




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Birthday Card - girl with balloons

Hello,

This weeks challenge at casology is mini.



I made this card using a free embroidery pattern instead of a digital stamp. She was just too cute.
You can find the free embroidery pattern at down grapevine lane.


Cute, isn't she?
I colored the pattern digital in photoshop. The dress is red with white polkadot.
The sentiment is part of Pea snowflake doodles font.
I think I should have placed the image a bit more to the left corner, but hey ...

I'm entering this card in these challenges:



Have a great day.
Hugs Henriëtte.







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zondag 22 februari 2015

Easter Eggs card


Another Easter card today. I used the YNS sketch for my inspiration.




For the eggs I used a template, imported the template in Photoshop en filled the eggs in different colors and polka dots patterns.
Then I printed the egg in different sizes and cut them out by hand.

I made the sentiment in Word, I love the font it's called Little Bird.
The peep is a free download, found it here.

Entering the card in these challenges:

your next stamp: sketch 
crafty calendar challenge: anything goes
Inspiration Destination: anything goes

Thanks for the visit!

Hugs Henriëtte.





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zaterdag 21 februari 2015

Easter card

Hi and happy Saturday,


My first Easter card this year I made using this weeks sketch at cas(e) this sketch.




The bunny is a free embroidery pattern from sarah jane studios.
I deleted the scarf digitally and colored the bunny in Photoshop. I used a polkadot pattern to fill the eggs.
I made the sentiment in Word. The scalloped circle is from Jillibean soup.

Entering this card in these challenges:


Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Hugs Henriëtte




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dinsdag 17 februari 2015

Two Tags

Hello, how are you?

Today I would like to share with you two tags I made inspired by this tag from Donna Mikasa for the tag you're it challenge.

For my first tag I used a free digital stamp from Avery Elle.
I copied the lanterns to add a few more and I colored them in Photoshop.
For this tag I used the patterns and colors as my inspiration.




.... and because it is almost Chinese New Year (febr. 19), I made a Happy New Year's tag.
The paper on the bottom is from Basic Grey.

The other tag is also made using a free digital stamp, this time from the alley way stamps.
The fish on Donna's tag were my inspiration this time.



I did the coloring in Photoshop. The sentiment is also from the Alley Ways stamps.

Entering one or both tags in these challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a nice day!

Hugs Henriëtte.








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woensdag 11 februari 2015

Vellum and tissue paper

Hello, I hope you're all having a great week so far.







I found this gorgeous free printable wrapping paper on martha stewart.com. I printed the pattern on vellum.
Behind the vellum is cardstock. Then I placed it on a pink card.

I found a tutorial on how to make a tissue paper freesia.
It took me a few times to get a nice flower, because of the paper being so thin.

The sentiment is printed directly on a piece of vellum paper.










I love the soft colours on this card.




I would like to enter this card in these challenges:

http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.nl/2015/02/challenge-6-anything-goes.html
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.nl/2015/02/ag-no-20.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.nl/2015/02/hearts-flowers.html
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/2015/02/party-time-tuesday-195-and-our-january.html
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.nl/2015/02/ttcrd-challenge-feb-10-feb-16.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=2398

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Henriëtte.






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maandag 9 februari 2015

Tiger lily card

Hello

It's is time for another Monday-Mood-Board card.
This is the inspiration board



I choose the Tiger lily as my inspiration, because my mother use to have those flowers often on a vase during my childhood and
she always warned me not to get stains from the pollen on my clothes.
I search on the web for a free coloring page of a tiger lily.




The left image is the original coloring page, the right one is how it turned out after I colored it in Photoshop.



The sentiment is a clear stamp from a previous Simon Says Stamp card kit.
The card is in my favorite style Clean and Simple.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Henriëtte.





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zaterdag 7 februari 2015

Another Valentines Tag

Hello, happy Saturday!

I made another Valentines Tag to enter the tag you're it challenge.


Inspired by this fab tag from Debby Hughes from Lime doodles designs. I always look at her creations with much admiration.


For my tag I used stamps and paper from the simon says stamp Januay 2014 card kit.
I used distress markers to make the heart balloons.
The twine is from whimsy farm twine.

Entering this tag in these challenges:


I wish you all a fab weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Henriëtte.








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vrijdag 6 februari 2015

Happiness

Hi,

Valentine's day is just around the corner and there are many love/valentine card challenges around.
I made a CAS card using mama elephants super cute clear stamp Purrfect pair.
The sentiment is made in Word en printed on the cardstock.
The paper on the bottom is a free download from mein lila park.




I would like to enter this card in these challenges:

abc challenge: c-is-for-cupid
aud sentiments challenge: valentine or love
scrapbooker phd: cas use stamp 
add a little dazzle: challenge 61

Thanks for visiting. Have a nice day!

Hugs

Henriëtte.




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dinsdag 3 februari 2015

Sea Critters Shaker Card

Hello everyone,









Today is my part-time day so I had some time to finish a shaker card
I was working on with a sea critters theme.



I love the cute stingrays digital stamp from 2CuteInk. I colored the digi in Photoshop.
Made the shaker part using my cuttlebug, foam, acetate and little beads. I wanted it to look like a porthole.
The sentiment is made in Word and printed on the orange cardstock.

I would like to enter this card in these challenges:


Thanks for the visit.

Hugs Henriëtte.





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zondag 1 februari 2015

Valentine tag

Hello,



I made a tag today to enter the tag you're it challenge # 14. This is the inspiration tag.


Because it is almost Valentines day, I made a love themed tag.


The papers and elements are all parts of free downloads mini kits.
Like this one from The Pixel Gypsy.


and this one from Citrus and mint


I don't know if they are still available.

I'm entering this tag in these challenges:

http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/01/tag-youre-it-challenge-14.html
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.nl/2015/01/include-hearts-challenge.html
http://myshericrafts.blogspot.nl/2015/01/my-sheri-crafts-challenge-149.html

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Henriëtte.


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vrijdag 30 januari 2015

Baby

Hello, HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Melonheadz friends is having a CAS card challenge this forthnight.
I used a free digital image from Melon Headz Illustrating; It's a girl.


I colored the digi in Photoshop. The paper is from DCWV called nana's nursery baby girl.
Added a few circles and a little stroller brad (had that brad for many years).

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

melonheadz friends: CAS
4 crafty chicks: anything goes
whimsy inspires: new beginnings
simon says stamp: anything goes

I finally got myself a watermark! but I think I placed it a bit to prominent on the image. Next time better. I bought the watermark from Karen Giron.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good day!

Hugs Henriette



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dinsdag 27 januari 2015

Wire Hearts

Hello,

 I told you in earlier blog posts that I loved a new kind of craft; wire bending. I already made a few projects. Today I made some hearts using my deluxe Thing-a-ma-Jig Aluminum Wire Bending Jig and pink wire.


The black paper is from a local store, I added just a stripe of pink glitter paper above it.
The sentiment is a stamp from mama elephant: in my heart.
The sketch I used is this weeks sketch at case this sketch .



I would like to enter this card in these challenges with a CAS or Love theme:

cas(e) this sketch
outlawz challenges: sunday cas
crafty sentiments challenge
bunny zoe's crafts 

Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Henriëtte.




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zaterdag 24 januari 2015

Fruity shaker card

Hello friends,

The other day I bought a bag of little styrofoam balls.


I didn't know what to do with them then but I used them in a shaker card.



I cut three different size holes in yellow card stock using my cuttlebug, glued on acetate paper.
I used foam instead of foam tape to seal the shaker (tip from jess crafts blog ).
I cut out different sized circles using different colors cardstock.
The cute fruits are puff stickers from a local shop, as are the alpha's stickers.
It's a very bright and colourful shaker card.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.nl/2015/01/challenge-357-colourful.html
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.nl/2015/01/dlart-january-linky-challenge.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.nl/2015/01/month-long-anything-goes-in-january.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/challenge-60-anything-goessketch.html

Well, thanks for the visit and I hope you have a nice weekend.

Hugs Henriette.









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Amigo

Hi, the weekend is here already and my week went by fast.
Today I'm sharing with you a card I made using this weeks sketch at freshly made sketches.


I went for a bit of Mexican style,


The dp is a free printable from deviantart.
The Cacti I found on design is yay.
I did the coloring in Photoshop. For the pots I used the same pattern as the paper.
I made the sentiment in Word.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Freshly made sketches
sister act card challenge 
aud sentiments challenge 

Have a nice day and until soon.

Hugs Henriette.




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dinsdag 20 januari 2015

Dutch themed card

Hi and welcome,

I've made a Dutch themed card today with Dutch Icons on it like canal houses, windmills, farmers, Delft Blue and wooden shoes.
My grandfather was a wooden shoe maker, way back in the old days (I think even before WWII).
Here is a picture from a painting were my grandfather is practicing his occupation. It's an old trade, not many people make wooden shoes anymore because there is no market for them.
My grandpa was a good and friendly man. I have fond memories of him.


Back to my card.
The bp is from this Gecko galz Etsy shop.
The clear stamps are from Kars. I colored them using distress markers and felt tip pens from Stabilo.
Printed the sentiment myself. Added some twine. 






(How cute are those little Delft Blue pots in the foreground? They are doll house miniatures).

For the layout I used the sketch from sunday sketch and stamp.


I'm entering this card in these challenges:

sweet 7 challenge:  the background paper is new

Thanks for reading my blog.

Hugs Henriëtte.






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zondag 18 januari 2015

On the farm

Hi and happy Sunday,

Yesterday I made a farm scene card using whimsie doodles farm background border.
I love these American farms with the red color and the fields around it. So different from farms here in The Netherlands.



I did the coloring of the digital stamp in Photoshop.
The animals are puffy stickers from a Dutch Store (Hema).
The fence is a free download I found on the internet.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

outlawz challenges 
paper creators crafts 
perfectly rustics 

I love to read your comments. Thanks for the visit. Have a great day.

Hugs Henriëtte.










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zaterdag 17 januari 2015

knife fork spoon

Hi,

When I have some spare time I like to do some wire form bending.

I made these a couple of weeks ago.
 They are Picasso line drawings. You can find several examples on pinterest.

It is much fun to do.
The other day I wanted to make table ware out of wire. I found the perfect templates on almost makes perfect.
I printed the templates and started bending. It was not an easy job but I'm pleased with the results.


I made a thank you for dinner card with the utensils.
The sketch is from freshly made sketches.


You can't see it well on the picture, but the circles are cut out of sparkling metallic paper.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:


Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend.

Hugs Henriëtte.





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dinsdag 13 januari 2015

Fashion girl

Hello,

We were redecorating our house these last few weeks. Turned the attic into two seperate rooms. A little photostudio and our bedroom.
Our old bedroom is now a craftroom/computerroom. We're very pleased with the results.

I didn't have much time to make cards but I made one yesterday using Tracy's Monday-Mood-Board #6 as an inspiration and the sketch from YNS Sketch Challenge #5.






I choose the lady in the blue dress for my inspiration. I had just the right digital stamp for that.
A freebie from Kirsty Wiseman.

 
I colored the digital image using Photoshop.
I Kept the card in black and white and one color blue. The paper is from a previous Simon Says Stamp card kit.




I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Monday Mood Board 6
YNS Challenge
lil patch of crafty friends First challenge (good luck)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Hugs Henriëtte.


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