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 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.

Make a wish

My second blogpost today sharing a card I made for the MFT sketch challenge.

I rotated the sketch and this is the result.

The cute image is an old digital stamp from birdie brown. I did the coloring this time digital in Photoshop. For die cutting I used a die namic from MFT.
I kept the card clean and simple because I wanted  the focus on the adorable scene.
The card has more soft colors is in real life, I didn't get a good photo, sorry.

I'm entering this card in the MFT card challenge

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.


Happy Saturday! A quick post today to share a funny card.

The pretzels and beer are part of a free printable coloring calender you can find at damask love.
This is such a adorable calender. I love it!

Free Printable Coloring Calendar | damask love

I colored the pretzels and beer with pencils and cut them out.
For the background I used a stencil from Pandora and Bahama Blue dye ink from memento.
I made the sentiment in word. For the die cutting I used die namics from MFT.

I'm entering this card here:

aaa cards: stencilling 

simon says stamp: anything goes

I hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Little one

Yesterday I shared a milk carton project with you which had a cute bunny on it from kartenwind.
I made a card with that same bunny on it, not with an Easter theme but a baby theme this time.

The idea for this card came from Kelly Latevola on the Create a smile blog.
First I sponged the background using light pink, pink and light purple dye inks.
Just like Kelly did on her card I added text to make it more interesting. I stamped the word "baby" in the same 
light pink ink and little hearts in light purple.
I colored the bunny with spectrum noir markers.
Then I made the sentiment in word, using a brush font for the word "welcome" and printed it on vellum.

Participating in these challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Hugs, Henriette.


I hope you've had a happy Easter Weekend. Here in the Netherlands it is second Easter day, which means another day off from work. I don't know if you also have a second Easter day where you live?

Today I'm sharing a little milk carton project with a adorable bunny on it.
The bunny is a free download from kartenwind.

I've made the milk carton using speckled paper from this Etsy shop.
I colored the bunny with spectrum noir markers.

Entering this project in these challenges:

great impressions stamps: bunny hop

Thanks for visiting! Take care.

Hugs, Henriette.


Easter treat bag

Made one last Easter project today; an Easter treat bag.

First I made a little bag using a free template I found HERE. The paper is from Echo Park.
The cute bunnies are a free download from kartenwind. I colored the bunnies with my spectrum noir markers. 
The sentiment is from Jillibean soup. 

I'm entering this project in these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Having a bad day?

Sharing a suitable card on this rainy day here in the Netherlands.

The sourpuss stamp is a digital stamp (the compagny doesn't exist anymore) which I coloured in Photoshop, I sponged the background using a brick wall stencil.
I made the sentiment myself in word.
This is the inside of the card using a stamp from Paper smooches.

Entering this card in this challenge:

simon says stamp: come rain or shine

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice Easter!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Easter Bunnies

I think this will be my last Easter card this year. Easter is just a few days away and after that there will be other themes.
For this card I used paper from Echo Park. The funny stamp is from Bugaboo.
I did the coloring digital in Photoshop.


catch the bug: march bingo challenge (3 layers, die cut and sentiment).

inky chicks: happy easter
outlawz challenge: color challenge

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.

Easter Unicorn

The cute unicorn on this Easter card is a freebie from Jessa at useless trinkets.
(He is so cute with his little tongue hanging out :))
I did the coloring in Photoshop and added some more Easter eggs.
The little sentiment is from Jillibean Soup and the paper is from Echo park.
I used a stitch die-namic from My favorite stamps.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time!

Hugs, Henriette.

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


It's time for the awesome COFFEE LOVERS SPRING BLOG HOP!
They have a  super list of sponsors this year and it is fun hopping around the blogs and 
see so many talented crafty friends. Here is my entry. 

The stamp used is a digi stamp from Bugaboo.
The paper is from a dutch store (Action) and I think give the spring feel to the card.
I also used die-namics from my favorite stamps.

Enjoy the hopping and thanks for stopping by. I love to read your comments!!!

Hugs Henriette.


National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop // Inspiration, Prizes, + More -

I made a project (not a card this time) to participate in the National Craft Month celebration blog hop from right at home,  It's showcasing your favorite crafty things at this moment.

One of my favorite items at this moment is the honey bears stamp set from The Ton
I also recently made a new board on my Pinterest with matchbox crafts. I kind of like little boxes with surpises in it.
So I decided to make a matchbox instead of a card. 

The box is about 11 x 8 cm (4,3 x 3,1 inches).
The outer part is made from Stampin up paper. I made the word bubble in Word using a free template and
added the text. The cute honey and bee are part of the ton stamp set.
The birch paper inside the box I made in photoshop.
I stamped the bear and did the coloring with my spectrum noir markers. 
The sentiment is also from the stamp set.

I hope you like this project (I gave it to my boyfriend, Robert. He liked it very much).

Happy Hopping.

Hugs, Henriëtte.