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woensdag 29 oktober 2014

Ghost CAS card

Hello,



This weeks theme at casology challenges is "Ghost".

For my card I used a the september free digital stamp from the digi stamp boutique.
I added some shadow to the digi using photoshop.
The sentiment was part of the free stamp. I altered it in Photoshop so it became one sentence.
The chevron glitter paper is from a previous Simon Says stamp card kit.




Entering this CAS card in these challenges:

casology: ghost
digi stamp boutique: october customer competition 
sweet stamps blog: spooky
top tip tuesday: chevrons 
dream valley challenges: halloween
simon says stamp: wednesday challenge, anything goes

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments!!

Hugs, Henriëtte.






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maandag 27 oktober 2014

Thankful

Hi,

My second blogpost today is to share with you a clean and simple card I made with a Thanksgiving theme.


I found a tutorial on how to make the pumpkin here.
The paper is from Basic grey. The swirly stems are home decoration swirls.
The cute sentiment is a free download from Ellie Lash. LOVE IT!

I'm entering this card in these challenges:


Have a nice day.

Hugs Henriëtte.





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Christmas Tag

Hello,

(Source: wiki)
  
After spending a fabulous long weekend with my love in the beautiful  Belgium City of Antwerp, it's almost back to normal again.
I have one more day off from work and I had some time to make a Christmas tag inspired by challenge #9 at tag you're it challenge.




The paper is from Dovecraft "Krafty Christmas" 
The wooden elk and wooden Merry Christmas label are from local stores.
I put a little bell on the label.
I love this color combination white, blue and sand.

Entering this tag in these challenges:


Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day.

Hugs Henriëtte.







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woensdag 22 oktober 2014

Xmas

Hi,

Another Chrismas card today.




The robin chicklet is a digital stamp from the digi stamp boutique. I coloured it in Photoshop.
The paper is from Dovecraft. The alpha's are foam and glittery.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Inky chicks: christmas
party time tuesdays: anything goes 
little claires designs: christmas
polka doodle: christmas fun
simon says stamp wednesday challenge: use kraft

Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day!

Hugs Henriëtte.





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donderdag 16 oktober 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness

Hi,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. 
I made my next card to bring awareness to breast cancer. 
The Pink Ribbon Digi is from Saturated canary.  It was a freebie a few years back.


I colored the digi in Photoshop. It took me about 1,5 hours to complete.
One stripe of hair I colored funky pink.
The Think pink straw flag  is part of a 44 pages free printable awareness set from chickabug.  An amazing free printable. You must check it out!

I'm entering this CAS card in these awareness challenges:



For those who battle this disease, I wish you Love, Strength, Hope and Cure.

Hugs Henriëtte






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zondag 12 oktober 2014

Shore do love you

Hello and welcome,

 

I created this tropical scene in Photoshop using 2 digital stamp.
The palmtree is a digi from 2 Cute Ink. I removed the camel and colored the palmtree twice in Photoshop.
The flamingo is a digital stamp from pink petticoat. I also colored that digi in Photoshop and made two different versions (one has a darker color and no eyelashes).
I put the 4 digis together and made a gradient background, all in Photoshop.
Once I knew how to do all this it was great to make the image just as I had it in my mind.

I used the image on a tag card for the Tag you're it! challenge.
This is the inspiration card:
 

I only used the layout as my inspiration, not the autumn theme.
My card is quite the contrary with a tropical theme.


The sentiment I made in Word and I put a pearl shell bead on it.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:


Thanks so much for visiting. Have a nice day.

Hugs, Henriëtte









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dinsdag 7 oktober 2014

Fall Wedding Card

Hi,

One of my favourite challenges is sunday-clean-and-simple at Outlawz.
I try to join them every week with a new CAS creation. This week the theme is Fall Wedding.
My inspiration came from looking at pictures from fall wedding bouquets.
And here is what I came up with.



Made the flowers myself (it's very easy, there are many tutorials on internet).
The leaves are die cuts. The sentiment "To have and to hold" is a freebie from Bethany elegant word art. I printed it on the cardstock.
Used some glitterpaper to give the card a nicer look.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
  1. http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/sunday-clean-and-simple/forum/topics/cas-challenge-october-5-2014
  2. http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.nl/2014/10/sos-172-its-most-colorful-time-of-year.html
  3. http://useyourstuff.blogspot.nl/2014/10/challenge-156-fall.html

Thank you for stopping by. Take care.

Hugs Henriëtte.


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zondag 5 oktober 2014

Play. laugh. grow.

Hello,




I hope you had a great World Card Making Day yesterday. I didn't have much time yesterday but I made up for it today and
made a card for the retro sketch challenge.
This challenge you may pick your favourite sketch from the retrosketch archive.
I choose sketch # 92.







The cute bicycle is a rub on from Basic Grey.
The background paper, "play", is a digital download from the gotta pixel store.
I changed the color in Photoshop,
The alpha's are from Jillibean Soup.
Added a cute boy charm on some twine.

Entering this card in these challenges:


Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs Henriëtte.




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vrijdag 3 oktober 2014

Merry Kissmas

Hi,

Yesterday and today I've been working on a card for this weeks Case this sketch.

 



Digital stamp: digi stamp boutique. I did the coloring in Photoshop
Paper: Panduro hobby.
Stamps: SSS december 2013 card kit. I used red and white embossing powder.
The snow is white glitter card stock from Kars.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ Transport; a sleigh is some kind of transport, right?

Have a great weekend!

Hugs Henriëtte.






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dinsdag 30 september 2014

Happy

Hi,

I used this weeks sweet-sunday-sketch  for the layout of my next card.

 

 



The background paper, the circle and the "Oh yeah!" are free downloads from digital design essentials.

I had the perfect digital stamp to go with the paper. A girl jumping up.
It was one of my first free digital images.. I don't remember where I got it from, sorry.
I did the coloring in Photoshop.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

http://kgiron.blogspot.nl/2014/09/sweet-sunday-sketch-challenge-238.html
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/09/the-pink-elephant-challenge-tpe270.html
http://www.pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.nl/2014/09/challenge-84-elephants-or-grey-pink.html

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!

Hugs Henriëtte.




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maandag 29 september 2014

Autumn/Fall

Hi,

Autumn is almost here, but the temperature outside is still nice here in the Netherlands (21 dregrees C).
There are quite a few autumn/fall themed challenges around so I made this next card.


I used the tree stamp before but this time I stamped the leaves in multiple autumn colors.
The tree, leaves, sentiment and leaf sequins are all from previous Simon says stamp card kits.

Kraft with white is one of my favoured color combinations.

I would like to enter this card in these challenges:


Thanks for stopping by.
I appreciate your comments very much.

Hugs
Henriëtte.








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zondag 28 september 2014

Spiders

Hello friends.
Happy Sunday!
 

Here is this weeks sketch at case this sketch.
and here is my card.


The spiders I think were a free download (sorry, I have them on my computer for a long time and did not rename them properly). I printed them on green cardstock. The alpha's are from Kelly Purkey. This card is in real tradional Halloween colors.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:


Thanks for the visit. Take care.

Hugs Henriëtte.






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donderdag 25 september 2014

The Bright spot

Hi all,

These days it seems that I can't find my mojo anywhere. So frustrating.
I'm just to busy with my full time job, running a household with a teenager, etc.
I simply haven't got enough time to come up with nice ideas for cards.

It took some thinking and surfing for my next card I'm showing you and I'm not all that pleased with it.



It is in a very simple CAS style.
The cute owl is a freebie from Paper Smooches. I made it into a snow owl using Photoshop.
I made the sentiment using embossing powder.
The stamp is from a previous Simon Says Stamp card Kit.
I cut the tree out of some paper from a previous cardkit from Jillibean Soup.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.nl/2014/09/september-21-27-anything-goes-wk3.html
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.nl/2014/09/dlart-september-linky-challenge.html
http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.nl/2014/09/paper-pretties-weekly-challenge-pwc329.html

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll be back again soon.


Hugs Henriëtte.

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zondag 7 september 2014

Stand Tall

Hello, I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

When I first saw the new "flirty flamingo" image at pink petticoat I just had to have it.
It is so cute.
I used one on my next card.


I colored the image using Photoshop, the sentiment I printed on glitter paper.
This weeks sketch at case this sketch was my inspiration for the lay-out.




Entering this card in these challenges:

http://casethissketch.blogspot.nl/2014/09/case-this-sketch-91.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/09/week-275-pretty-in-pink.html
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.nl/2014/09/r192-digital.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/09/challenge-73.html
Outlawz twisted Thursday

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

Hugs
Henriëtte.


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maandag 1 september 2014

Love the simple pleasures

Hello,

  This is this weeks sketch at case this sketch.


This is my take on the sketch. 


The stem and leaves are stamped. The rose is a (one hole) button.
The sentiment is from an old jillibean soup card kit. I do like that sentiment and the colors together also.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:


and 


Thanks for the visit. Have a nice day!

Hugs
Henriëtte.









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zaterdag 30 augustus 2014

Sexy nurse

Hi, welcome


My father-in-law is hospitalized with a hip fracture and other complications after hip surgery.
He has a long way of recorvery to go, so I made him a get well card.
I hope it makes him laugh, it's a bit naughty.


The sexy nurse is a digital stamp from Sherri Baldy, I bought it here.
I did the coloring in Photoshop.
The background paper is digital from this etsy shop.
The "especially for you" sentiment is a free download from the desert diva.
For the sketch I used this weeks sketch at tuesday morning sketches.



I would like to enter this card in these challenges:

http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/tuesday-morning-sketches-264.html
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-44.html
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/08/challenge-109-anything-goes.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/08/challenge-72.html

Thanks for the visit.
Have a great weekend!

Hugs
Henriëtte.


(Ps: I'm sorry for the large images on my blog. I don't know what is wrong. Is it blogger or me? They just won't turn smaller).

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maandag 25 augustus 2014

hello

Hello,

My next card I made for this weeks CAS challenge at Outlawz: create a CAS card with a greeting.
I used an adorable digital stamp from Gerdas Doodles Etsy shop.


I did the coloring in Photoshop. The speech balloon is a free template. I made the text using Photoshop.

Entering this card in these challenges:


Thanks so much for visiting. Hope you'll come back again.

Hugs
Henriëtte.










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zaterdag 16 augustus 2014

I'm all shook up

Hi,

"I'm all shook up" is a song by my favorite artist ever since I was a young girl, Elvis Presley,
and also an appropriate title for a shaker card.


I made a shaker card, cut out a silhouette image of Elvis and made the sentiment in Word.


Entering this card in these challenges:

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/08/challenge-107-anything-goes.html
http://www.cas-ualfridays.blogspot.nl/2014/07/cfc134.html tic tac toe  black white grey
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.nl/2014/08/challenge-128-inspired-by-song-book-or.html

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a nice weekend.

Hugs
Henriëtte.






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vrijdag 8 augustus 2014

It's 5 o'clock somewhere

Hi,

This weeks CAS challenge theme at The Outlawz is "watermelon".
I wanted to create something different so after some browsing I decided to make a
watermelon cocktail card.

The cocktail drink is a free dingbat. I resized it in Photoshop and colored it in a watermelon color.
Then printed the cocktail and cut it.
The little melonpiece on the glass I cut from a fruity paperpad I had for many years, sorry don't know the brand.

I printed the sentiment directly on the cardstock in the same watermelon color as the cocktaildrink.
On the bottom I put a little stroke of green paper and also a piece of paper printed in the watermelon color (colorcode is FF3366).



Love the clean look and the fun sentiment.

I would like to enter this card in these challenges:


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed it.
Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Henriëtte.

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zondag 3 augustus 2014

Another watercoloring card



Hi again

Another post from me today to share with you my second watercoloring card using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

The boy stamp is from Mama elephant (in my heart).
The balloon stamp is from Simon Says stamp.
Sentiment from Verve stamps.

My previous watercoloring card turned out better I think, but that one isn't a birthday card
and this month's theme at Mama Elephant's blog is "watercoloring and birthdays".


So I'm entering the birthday card in this challenge:


Have a nice day and I appreciate your comments!


Hugs 
Henriëtte.



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Thinking of you

Hi and happy Sunday,

This is the final day of my vacation, tomorrow it's back to work.
Besides my full time job, I'm also gonna take a six month course "starting a webshop".
Looking forward to that.
So busy months ahead and I'm not sure if I have much time to craft.

This weekend I tried watercoloring again and I used Ranger distress markers for the first time.
It has been awhile since my last watercoloring, I usualy color my stamps digital in Photoshop.
It was fun to do and here is the result, not perfect I admit but hey first time ...




Supplies used:
Girl and sentiment stamp: mama elephant in my heart
Tree stamp: simon says stamp
Ranger Distress markers
Aquarel paper 180 gr.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

http://dutchcardlovers.blogspot.nl/2014/08/challenge-216.html
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.nl/2014/07/challenge-112-thinking-of-you-type.html
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-62-designers-choice-use.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-6/

Have a nice day. I hope you will visit my blog again.

Hugs
Henriëtte.





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vrijdag 1 augustus 2014

Love us

Hi,



Cas(e) this sketch and Tag you're it have teamed up for a challenge.

                  

You have to follow the sketch and also include a tag or make a tag, in CAS style of course.

This is the sketch to follow:


And here is what I came up with:


The paper is from the april '14 card kit from Simon says stamp.
The love us stamp is from the november '13 card kit.
I added a geotag flair from Findingnana, heart stickers and multi colored twines.

I'm entering this tag in these challenges:

http://casethissketch.blogspot.nl/2014/07/case-this-sketch-87.html
http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/tag-youre-it-challenge-3.html

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-6/

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.nl/2014/08/dlart-august-linky-challenge.html

Enjoy you're day and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Henriette.





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woensdag 30 juli 2014

Bird day

Hi,

Another blog post this wednesday to share with you a card I made using this weeks sketch at Cas(e) this sketch.


Here is my entry:



The bird is a digital stamp from tiddly inks, for the birds.
I colored it in Photoshop and also added the text in the piece of paper that the bird is holding up.
The twine is from whimsy farm twine.

Thanks for the visit. Have a great day.

Hugs
Henriëtte.



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Oh Happy day

Hi,

The blog title is in complete contrast with yesterday.
Yesterday was a sad day because we had to euthanize our cat Tara.
I had her for a long time, almost 20 years. A few years ago she got cancer in the nose and was treated, but it progressed during these last months and could not be treated again. So we had to make that sad decision, but we know that is was best for her.

This is her, she was quite a lady.


The title does refer to a card I made using lawn fawn paper "hello sunshine".

I used this weeks Tuesday morning sketch.





The cute girl is a stamp from mama elephant.
I stamped it on paper, then scanned it in my computer to color it in photoshop. I also used the matching creative cut.
Added some blue twine and sequins.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/tuesday-morning-sketches-250.html
http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.nl/2014/07/challenge-111-anything-goes.html
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.nl/2014/07/challenge-176-anything-goes-challenge.html die cut used is from mama elephant, creative die cut in my heart.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-6/

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day.


Hugs
Henriëtte.



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zondag 13 juli 2014

Tag you're it!

Hello and happy Sunday,

Tag you're it  has it's first challenge and you have to use Viginia Lu's tags as an inspiration.



I've made a tag using the word "thanks" in three different shades of pink.
I die cut the word out of paint samples. Printed the words to much on the yellow card stock.
Then I put a few sequins on the tag and twine with two pom poms attached.



I'm entering this Tag in this challenge:


Have a nice day.

Hugs
Henriëtte.






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