Today I played with a stencil and spectrum noir markers and made this friendship card.

First I sponged a stencil on a piece of watercolor paper using Clearly Kelly vibrant dye inks. I masked off a circle. 
Then I printed a digital image from just some lines directly on the paper and colored the image using
my spectrum noir markers. Again I masked the image and sponged with blue to make the image pop.
I made a little sentiment tag.

I'm entering this card in the next challenges:

I wish you all a very nice day. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriëtte.


There are many beautiful cards around with painted flowers, embossed outlines and watercolor backgrounds.
Inspired by all those creations I tried my own version.
I used a flower stamp set from Dee's Artsy Impressions at Stamploration.
I stamp the flowers on watercolor paper with versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder from Wow. Then I colored in the leaves using my waterbrush and distress markers from Tim Holtz.

I added a sentiment and placed the watercolor paper on purple cardstock.
I just love this color combination of purple/gold/green.
Maybe next time I will also watercolor the background around the flowers to give the card more depth.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Until next time.

Hugs, Henriette.

Hey Chickie

This card is colored using two kinds of media. First the chicken, it's a bugaboo digital stamp which I colored using photoshop.
I wanted to place her in a chicken coop but I didn't have nor couldn't find the right clip art or coloring page. So I decided to draw it my self. It didn't turn out very bad I think.
After I draw the coop (first in pencil after that with a black marker) I colored it with my spectrum noir markers.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

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

Hugs, Henriette


On my next card I've done a quick watercolor technique using Tim Holtz distress inks for the background and added some splashes. The tire tracks are stamped with distress inks. I went for a camouflage look.
For the monstertruck (a Bugaboo digital image) I've used spectrum noir markers.
The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder,

I don't have much masculine cards, this one is a great card for a man or boy.
I'm entering this card in these challenges:

I wish you a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Tree of Love

It's time for this weeks cue card at CASology.

I've made a tree of love card using stamps from previous Simon Says Stamp card kits.

The hearts are stamped in rose bud pink and red.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting. Until soon.

Hugs Henriëtte.

Valentine notecards

When I saw these cute notecards at Jennifer Mcquire I just had to make me some.
She made random quotes of kindness (such a great idea). The notecards I made all have a Valentine theme.
You can place the notecard in your partner's lunchbox or coat. Or send one to a secret admirer.

I made 6 notecards (one card was on different color white cardstock, I didn't see that last night but I noticed it
the next morning when I was taking the pictures).
I don't have that bubble die Jennifer used so I cut my notes by hand.
I glued little felt hearts on the cards and used different kinds of sentiment stamps.

Entering this notecard in the just add ink challenge.

I hope you also find this a great idea for valentine notecards.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting my blog.

Hugs, Henriette.


I like jellyfish. Not getting stung by one while swimming in the sea but I like to watch them just floating around in a zoo aquarium. They have something serene, calming, ancient (do I make sense?) and they look so cute.

I adore jellyfish!:

I've made a card with a lot of jellyfish on it. I used this colorscheme from MFT color challenge.

I've made the background in Photoshop using the colors from the challenge and added the jellyfish (Bugaboo stamp) in different sizes and angles. Then I added the sentiment on a strip of the same color paper.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Have a lovely weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

New Baby

My second blogpost today is to share with you a baby card I made using this weeks sketch at my favorite things.

I used a bugaboo stamp which I colored with spectrum noirs.
The background paper is from Panduro design. I used a very old embossing folder for the decoratieve border.

I'm entering this baby card in these two challenges:

Thanks so much for reading my blog.

Hugs, Henriette

Turtle and snail

Today another card for the bugaboo birthday bash. A funny card.

The turtle is a stamp from Bugaboo, the snail is part of another stamp from Bugaboo called boy and bug. 
I've colored both images using photoshop. The background paper is from Jillibean Soup.
I made the word bubble in Photoshop.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Have a nice day. Thanks for visiting.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Hello Little Friend

Bugaboo is having their 6th annual birthday bash and the theme on day one is "Wild thing, you make my heart sing".

I used a bugaboo stamp with a cute elephant. I did the coloring in photoshop. I also added a little hello word bubble.

I'm entering this card in these two challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.


This is this week's muse card  by Anita Bowden and here is my interpretation.

I was inspired by the flowers.
I stamped the little pieces using Dee's Artsy Impression frames and flowers stamps and added a
word die from little yellow bicycle. A few more elements than on Anita's card. I did add the black frame because I liked that on the muse card.

Well that's it for today. Until next time,

Hugs, Henriëtte.


A quick post today to share with you a card I made using a bugaboo stamp.

I colored the cute little guys with spectrum noir markers,
I'm entering this card in these challenges:

catch the bug: january bingo challenge I used die cut, snowflake, bow.
crafty sentiments designs: baby it's cold outside
digi choos day: cool blues

Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriëtte.


Today's cards have a love theme. I used my new stamps from stamplorations,
dee's artsy impressions: frames and flowers and The Bee's kneees: Rosebuds.

My first card is a round one.

I stamped the roses, leaves, hearts and butterflies and added a love word die cut. 

The other card using the rosebuds stamp set  is more CAS. I also added the love die cut.

I do love the colors on this card with the red, light blue and silver.

Entering one or the other card in these challenges:

Thanks for visiting. I love reading your comments!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Miss You more than just a little

My second blogpost today is to share with you a card I made for the Avery Elle challenge: winter.

Challenge 32

I don't have a lot Avery Elle stamps so I had to think of a way to make a winter card with an elephant. You usually don't see a wild elephant in the snow but hey one has to manage with what one has got.

I watercolored the background and added waterdrops. I used a stampin'up snow stamp and embossing powder to make the snow.
I colored the little elephant (stamp from Avery Elle) with spectrum nours. The sentiment is  a stamp from mama elephant.

Entering this card in the Avery Elle challenge: Winter.

Thanks so much for visiting. I so much appreciate your comments.

Hugs, Henriëtte


I wish you all good health, love, happiness and much creativity for 2016!!.
Do you have New Years resolutions? I try to have a few resolutions like becoming better in card making and trying
to be on a (guest) design team more this year.

It happens that create a smile stamps is searching for a February guest designer and I would love to be part of the create a smile team even if it is for a month.

They have such fun stamps. I don't have any (yet) but luckily they also share a few cute freebies.
I've made a New Years card using the cute kangaroo freebie stamp.

I did the coloring using Photoshop accept for the background. The background is sponged using distress ink. The papers with the numbers is from jillibean soup.

I'm entering this card in the create a smile stamps february guest designer search. Fingers crossed.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Narwhale and confetti

I love the freebie stamps from useless trinkets. I've already made cards with the unicorn and the sweater bunny
and today I made a birthday card using the adorable narwhale,

The confetti I made using a photoshop brush. I also colored the narwhale in photoshop.
I printed the confetti directly on the cardstock and placed the narwhale with dimensionals on the confetti.
Then I just had to stamp the sentiment.
I think it's a nice birthday card for a child.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

I wish you all a wonderful New Year celebration.
I hope you will visit my blog again next year!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Anniversary Card

I hope you all had a great Christmas.
I  have the week off between Christmas and January 4th, so I'm taking some "me-time" in my craft room.
Today I've made this anniversary card.

First I embossed the hearts with Wow embossing powder on watercolor paper.
For the background I used the watercolor smooching technique and once dried I added a few water splashes.
I die cut the word LOVE out of pink cardstock and another out of gold paper and glued the golden piece
slightly moved under the pink. Finally I stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

allsorts challenge: anything but christmas
crafty friends challenge: anything goes
blog quick quotes: non holiday cards

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs Henriëtte.


Especially for you

On this CAS card I used an old digital stamp from Birdie Brown.

I colored the gentleman in gray colors and added just a touch of color on the snowman's nose. 

Entering this card in the following challenges:

I wish you a wonderful Christmas and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

My final Christmas card this year (I think) is one for the CASology challenge: toy.

I used a cute rocking horse digital stamp from Bugaboo which I colored using Photoshop.
Then I added the sentiment in paint and printed the image on white cardstock.

Also entering this card in these challenges:

casology: toy
crafty friends challenge: anything goes 
my time to craft: last minute christmas 

In case I don't write another blogpost before Christmas; 

Christmas pikachu pokemon cute santa kawaii santa claus cuteness overload
Hugs, Henriette.

Guest designer Crafting by designs

I'm very honored to be today's guest designer at crafting by designs.
The theme is: "here come the holidays" and I have made two cards.

This is a one layer clean and simple card. I used digital clip arts from Digimajigs on Etsy and made the sentiment in matching colors using Photoshop.

The other card is completely different. On this card I stamped the mittens and bows using a stamp set from a 
previous Simon says stamp card kit.

The hearts are gold embossed. The sentiment is also from Simon says Stamp.
I added glitter to the bows to give the card a bit more texture.

Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks Crafting by designs for asking me to be a guest designer.

Hugs, Henriette.
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Merry Xmas

Only 10 days till Christmas! How time goes by so very fast!
Here are two easy Christmas cards I made today using the pinkfresh studio stamp set Christmas Wishes.

I used gold and white embossing powder, gold and lightblue glitter paper, twine and a little dove.
I'm entering one of these cards in the following challenges:

I will be back on the 18th with my last Christmas cards for this year.
They are for a guest designer commision. I will tell you more then.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs, Henriette.