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

zaterdag 25 april 2015

You're sew special

Hi, Happy Saturday!

I combined two challenges for my next card.
First the colours are inspired by these sweet cookies from give a crafter a cookie.

The sketch is from inspired by stamping.

On my card I used a digital stamp from pink petticoat. I did the coloring in Photoshop.
The sentiment is also from Pink Petticoat.
The paper is from Docrafts Papermania Vintage notes.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

give a crafter a cookie
Inspired by stamping
card mania challenges: flowers
fitz town challenge: flowers

Thanks for the visit! Take care!

Hugs Henriëtte.

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vrijdag 24 april 2015

Bride and groom cards


Today's cards were inspired by these amazing cupcakes from Buns in the oven Cupcakery.

I came up with the idea of making two round cards.

I cut out the base cards with my cuttlebug.
The grooms card I made using different colours of grey cardstock and just cut them in the right shapes.
Added little silver rhinestones.
For the brides gown I used lace, pearls, a rhinestone and a lace flower.

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:

brown sugar challenge: anything goes
crafts 4 eternity: anything goes
creative corner challenges: wedding bells
polka doodle: anything but square
little miss muffet challenges: round in circles 
simon says stamp: Clean and Simple

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Henriette
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dinsdag 14 april 2015

You're a star

Hi and welcome,

A while back I bought this punch at a Dutch store (Hema) and I didn't use it until today.

The twisted Thurday challenge at OUTLAWZ is use a punch.
I searched on internet for inpiration on how to use this punch and I found this card from Becca Prideaux.
I love the color combination and CAS style.

My card is a bit different.

I punched out the stars using sand colored paper. The sentiment I've made in Word and printed on kraft paper.
I also added a piece of twine and a wooden star (I think the white star is to large but I did not have a smaller one).
Finally I added a few punched out little stars.

Entering this card in these challenges:

outlawz challenges: twisted-thursday-challenge: use a punch
dream valley challenges: use kraft 
sketch saturday: 356       

Thanks for the visit! Have a nice day.

Hugs Henriëtte

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woensdag 8 april 2015

Home is where the hugs are


For my next CAS card I used my cuttlebug to cut out different sizes of circles from different colours of cardstock,
Then I added pieces of foam for layering.

The sentiment is from Suddenly Artistic designs.
The house and tree are part of a die cut from Memory Box.

I'm entering this CAS card in these challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting.

Hugs Henriëtte,

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vrijdag 3 april 2015

Happy Spring Birthday


Simon says stamp  is celebrating their 6th birthday and the Wednesday Challenge theme is "Happy Birthday".
I made this watercolor CAS card.

First I watercolored the stripe on watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.
Then I cut two stripes and printed the sentiment over the top piece. Added a few flower sequins.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Thanks for reading my blog.
Have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

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donderdag 2 april 2015

Thank you watercolor card


I don't have much mojo these last few weeks. That happens once or twice every year and I know it will past, but it's very irritating.
So today I sat down at my crafting table in my little crafting room and just started to watercolor.
I placed a sticker on watercolor paper and used distress markers to colour the inside and around the sticker.
Once the paint dried I removed the sticker and added a "thank you" rubb-on.

I would like to enter this card in these challenges:

Thank you for stopping over. Have a nice day.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

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dinsdag 24 maart 2015

Mother's day card


I love Liz Armstrong's cardmaking style. Her digital design boutique has great stamp images, sentiments and papers.
I purchased "floralie", a set of lovely patterned paper designs.
Liz style inspired me to make my next card. A mother's day card with a spring feel.

I printed one of the designs on vellum and placed the vellum on white cardstock.
The Mother's day tag is a free download from I heart naptime .
The butterfly is a die cut I had for many years.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

bunny zoes crafts: spring colours
not real stamps: mother's day
come and get it challenges: winging it
lil patch of crafty friends: anything goes

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Hugs Henriëtte.

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zaterdag 21 maart 2015

Easter CAS card


This next card was very easy to make. A CAS style Easter card with a word bubble/word balloon.

The cute little chicken and egg are stamps from Mama Elephant - Just Hatched.
I die cut the letters from yellow cardstock. The word balloon I made using Echo park paper: Sunny days ahead.

I would like to enter this CAS card in these challenges:

simon says stamp: wednesday challenge
just-add-ink: eggs or ovals
simply create too: easter
double click connections: easter

Thanks for stoping by. Have a nice weekend.

Hugs Henriëtte.

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dinsdag 17 maart 2015

Easter card: Paper pieced background


This weeks challenges at Outlawz Saturday is: Paper pieced Background.
I don't recall making such a card before so I search the internet for some examples.
Pink paislee  had a great design and tutorial.

Here is my card.

The paper (and sentiment) are from Echo park "Sunny days Ahead".
I adore this paper pad with the cute chicklets and carrot paper.
I don't know were I got the little birdie from, sorry about that (it was a free download).

outlawz challenges: saturday-paper-a-la-mode
dream valley challenges: easter
simply create too: easter or bunnies

Have a nice day. Until next time.

Hugs Henriëtte.

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Shaker card for a baby boy

Hello..... welcome to my blog today,

I made a shaker card to enter a Dutch challenge called hobby journaal. The theme is BABY.

example card hobby journaal

I used a digital stamp from Eline Pellinkhof. I just printed it on kraft paper.
The alpha's are die cuts from Marianne Designs and I made the little tag myself using an eyelet.
Added a charm. The background paper is from Echo park "Sunny days ahead".
The little balls in the shaking part are styrofoam balls. They look very cute but they are also very static.

Blue, white and kraft is one of my favorite color combinations.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day.

Hugs Henriëtte.

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dinsdag 10 maart 2015

Flower tag


A short blog post today to share with you a tag I made using tag you're it challenge # 16 for my inspiration.

and here is my tag .....

The flower I cut out of a Dutch card making magazine called "hobbykaart".
The "wishing you" sentiment is stamped. The "love" sentiment is heat embossed using red embossing powder. I added a few pearls.

I would like to enter this tag in these challenges:

tag you're it challenge
virginia's view challenge: embossing

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Henriëtte.

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zaterdag 7 maart 2015

Spring (well almost)

Hi everyone,

Spring is just around the corner! You can smell it in the air here in the Netherlands.
We have a nice sunny weekend with temperatures around 15 degrees C.

My next card has a spring theme with a tulip as the focal point.

First I made a tulip out of silver wire. The idea is not mine. I have the shape from this Etsy shop.
Then I painted the background with my waterpencil using Ranger distress markers and fastened the wire tulip on it. 
I printed the "happy spring" sentiment on the cardstock. 

For the sketch I used this weeks sketch at cas(e) this sketch.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:

case this sketch: sketch 113
who is tracy: monday moodboard 8, inspired by the tulips.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Henriëtte.

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donderdag 26 februari 2015



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


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:


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Henriëtte.

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maandag 9 februari 2015

Tiger lily card


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



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!



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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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