Just fur you




I've made a card using the colors of the mft color challenge #52.



The stamps and die cuts I used on this card are all from My favorite things.

Supplies used:

Grey, light grey, off white and blue cardstock (some are Bazzill)
MFT die-namics  stitched arch and stitched mini scallop rectangular.
mft stamp set I knead you
Queen and Co droplets
Clear embossing powder
Nuvo classic silver embossing powder
Spectrum noir marker (warm grey set)



First I stamped the cat on white cardstock and colored it with my spectrum noir markers.
Then I stamped the small stamps from the "I knead you" set with versamark on off white cardstock and used clear embossing powder to heat set the images. In this way you can make a background more interesting.

BB I Knead You


For the sentiment I used nuvo classic silver embossing powder.
On the blue piece I used a cloud template and blue and white inkt to make kind of a cloudy scene.
Finally I added 3 blue droplets from queen and company 



I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

MFT color challenge 
crafty sentiments: layers
show us your pussies: challenge 9
tuesday throwdown: CAS
casology: stitch

If you're commenting on this card,  I want to thank you in advance. I do appreciate all your comments very much!!

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.




Dance through life

Today I made a card with the cute "Trouble in a tutu" stamp set from clearly besotted stamps.
I bought these stamp recently at simon says stamp and the ballerina hippoos in this set are just too cute.

First I stamped the clouds with versamark on white cardstock and used white embossing powder.
Then I blended over the clouds wiht purple distress ink.
I stamped the hippo and ribbon with memento black ink, colored the images with my spectrum noir markers and
fussy cut them.

I trimmed down the piece of white cardstock and placed it on a square piece of purple cardstock.
Finally I stamped the sentiment and added a few pink stars.


A simple but cute little card.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

simon says stamp: its hip to be square

and

sweet stampin challenge: no designer paper

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.







So Suzy stamp of the month August

Today I'm sharing two clean and simple cards I've made using the So Suzy Stamp of the Month August.

Here are the two card I made. Both are very easy to make and I used a wooden sailing ship embellishment on both cards. I wanted to be the So Suzy sentiment the main focus.



If you would like to become a member of the So Suzy club, you can sign up for the full year (and you will be send all the stamps from January-July straight away) or you can test the waters and sign up for 3 months. Each month you will receive a stamp in the mail (and sometimes even a bonus stamp!), plus we have a fun, exclusive Facebook group where you will gain inspiration from members and the Design Team plus a video every month done by Justine Hovey. More information on So Suzy stamp of the month club.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Hugs, Henriette.

Baby Boy Card

A few months ago I found these cute little forest animals free download from Jeanin at some bits and pieces.
Today I used one of those animals on a baby card.


I just love the color combination of blue, white and kraft. It's perfect for a new baby card.
The tiny hearts paper is digital from this Etsy shop.


The sentiment is a combination of two word arts. The sweet beautiful baby part is from weeds and wild flowers design.


Don't mind Shaun, he's always hanging around my craft desk.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

sketch saturday 


just us girls challenge


challenge up your life: baby
cute card thursday kiddies/babies

Well, that's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it if you would take the time to leave me a comment!

Hugs, Henriette


Pretty cute stamps Challenge

There is a new challenge starting today at Pretty Cute Stamps.




This month's challenge theme is "Lets Celebrate". The challenge will run for 3 weeks and a random winner can win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store.

You can link up your Pretty cute stamp projects here: http://prettycutestampsblog.blogspot.nl/p/monthly-challenge.html.

I've made a card featuring the "hey, cupcake! set.



I imported all the digital cupcake images in photoshop and colored them digitally matching the colours of the digital paper I was going to use.



Don't they look yummie?

You have until september 10th to enter the Pretty Cute Stamps challenge.
Here is a link to the PRETTY CUTE STAMPS SHOP.

Thanks for stopping by. I do love to read all your comments!

Hugs, Henriette



Puppy dog kisses

The cute puppy on this card is one of the digital stamps from the Pretty cute stamps August release.


I did the coloring in photoshop and also the combining of the stamp with the present and the sentiment.
The border is a sticker from a Dutch local shop (hema).

I'm entering this CAS card in these challenges:


Have a great day! thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette





Happy Hauting

I know it's a bit early but I've already seen some new Halloween themed stamp sets around and so I decided to make a halloween card for the CAS on Sunday sketch challenge.





 
First I made the rectangle by using a mask and blending distress inks.
The scary ghost is a photoshop brush (free download here) that I printed out and colored with spectrum noir markers.
The bat is a free printable and the sentiment I made in word.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Hugs, Henriette.


In shape

Today I've made a card to enter in a few challenges. With all the DT projects I don't have much time to make a card to participate in challenges,

On this card I used some patterned paper, that's also a rare thing. Most cards are with watercoloring or distress inks these days and we all have lots of patterned paper.



The stamp and sentiment are from Bugaboo stamps. I colored the image with spectrum noir markers.
Masked the image and blended distress inks for the background.

I used the YNS sketch for the layout.

YNSSketch45

Entering this card in these challenges:

your next stamp: challenge 45
outlawz friday challenge
crafting with dragonflies: humorous

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.


Pretty Cute Stamps August Blog Hop

Hi, welcome to the PRETTY CUTE STAMPS AUGUST BLOG HOP!!



The PCS design team is sharing awesome projects featuring the adorable August digital images.
All the release images have a birthday theme.

If you came here from Shannon's  blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the PCS blog at http://prettycutestampsblog.blogspot.nl/

I have made two cards featuring the Birthday Monkey  set.


My first card I made digitally in photoshop.


First I colored the monkey stamp in photoshop and saved it on my computer (as png file).
The jungle background is pre made and a free download from vector jungle.com.
I placed the monkey and the sentiment in the free jungle vector using photoshop again.
If the sentiment is changed this could also be a cute invitation card for a child's birthday party.

I did make a second card with this funny chimp and this time I colored the image by hand using my spectrum noir markers.


First I printed the image pretty large on white cardstock and colored it in.  
TIP: By tracing around the image with grey or blue you can make the image pop out more.
I also printed and colored a banana and placed it in he chimps hand. 
Then I printed the sentiment on the cardstock.
I glued the white panel on yellow cardstock and these on a brown card.

Two totally different cards with one cute image.

Pretty cute stamps is giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to the PSC store!! A random winner will be chosen on August 16.
For a chance to win please leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop.
For EXTRA changes, you can also "LIKE" the pretty cute stamps on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/prettycutestamps/ and/or sign up for the mailing list


Remember this is a one day hop! AND there is also a free digital stamp (only today)!
Enjoy the hop and good luck in the draw. 

Hugs, Henriette







So Suzy Stamp of the Month August

Two blog posts today. My post with the sneak peek for Pretty cute stamps is below this post.

It's the 10th of the month which also means the reveal of the So Suzy stamp of the month August.

For the so suzy stamp of the month club you'll get a stamp in the mail that is "coastal themed" (beach, nautical). The program includes a great mixture of sentiments and images. You can sign up for three months to try it out or sign up for the whole year - regardless of where you are in the world! At the end of the year, you''ll have a great collection of coordinating stamps.

This month all the subscribers will receive this great sentiment.




This sentiment can be used in many ways on a card but I thought it would be fun to make a (rum) bottle tag with it.



Supplies used:

So Suzy Stamp of the Month August
Copper cardstock
Digital paper from Silvercrystalscouk on Etsy.
Die cuts

First I made the bottle tag using copper card stock. I found the measurements for this tag on pinterest.
I die cut out the hole.
Then I cut out a piece of the digital paper and stamp the sentiment on it.






It's a masculine bottle tag, perfect for a bottle of rum.

You can find much more examples with this great August stamp on the So Suzy Blog and on the two Facebook groups: So Suzy Stamps flaunt it FB group and So Suzy stamp of the month

Thanks for stopping by my blog! 

CHEERS! Henriette.







Pretty Cute Stamps August release Sneak Peak

Second blog post today with the sneak peek of the August release at pretty cute stamps .
This release is all about birthdays.


There are 9 new sets of cute images with coordinating sentiments, like this little mouse.


I colored this digital stamp in Photoshop. Printed out the sentiments and used blue glitter paper to die cut the circle (die-namic from MFT).

For more sneak peeks please visit the pretty cute stamps blog.  There will be more sneaks tomorrow and on August 12 we are having the release blog hop.
I hope I'll be seeing you again for that fun hop.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs Henriette




Deepest Thanks

Today I'm sharing a card I made using this weeks sketch at case this sketch .




I used the cute submarine digital stamp set and sentiment from pretty cute stamps.
First I added all the digital elements in photoshop to create the underwater scene. Then I colored all the images and printed them on a piece of white cardstock. I blended blue distress ink on the cardstock first. 


It's not an exact interpretation of the sketch, but I do like this card and the cute little submarine.

I'm entering this CAS card in these challenges:


Have a great day!! I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek for pretty cute stamps and the August stamp of the month for So Suzy Stamps.

Hugs, Henriette.


Cookie treat box

For a change I decided to make a treat box instead of a card.
It's a cookie treat box and I used the cute milk & cookies stamp set from Lawn fawn.


For the box I used this free pattern and brown cardstock.
I stamped all the cookies, jars and glass of milk and colored the images using my spectrum noir markers and fussy cut them all. I cut out pieces of patterned paper and glued them on the box. I used acetate to create the window.





I also die cut a label and stamp the sentiment on it. 
After filling the box with mini chocolate chip cookies, I punched two holes in the box and ties the box with a piece of ribbon.





I'm entering this project on these challenges:

lawn scaping: .patterned palooza
creative corner challenge: anything but a card
reasonable ribbon: anything but a card

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette

Hey, Little Sailor

Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card I've made using the cute Little Sailor set and the flag on the Sailmate set from the Pretty Cute Stamps July release.





I colored all the digital elements in photoshop. 
After coloring I rotated the flag and duplicate it and resized the boat so that it would look like a toy. 
That is the benefit of using digital images, you can resize, duplicate and rotate them so easily.



For the backpanel and stitching on the sentiment I used dies from My Favorite Things.
This would make a cute card for a little boy.

I hope you have enjoyed my post. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.


So Suzy stamp of the Month July

Here is another card using the So Suzy Stamp of the Month July.


If you would like to become a member of the So Suzy club, you can sign up for the full year (and you will be send all the stamps from January-July straight away) or you can test the waters and sign up for 3 months. Each month you will receive a stamp in the mail (and sometimes even a bonus stamp!), plus we have a fun, exclusive Facebook group where you will gain inspiration from members and the Design Team plus a video every month done by Justine Hovey. More information on So Suzy stamp of the month club.

The July stamp is a wonderful compass and this time I made a clean and simple card.


Materials used:

So Suzy Stamp of the Month
Sand and white cardstock
Versamark ink
White Embossing powder
Vellum
Varieus dies
Digital paper 
Sequins
Twine

First I stamped the compass stamp on vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
I used a circle die to cut out a circle,
The digital paper used to cut out two other circles is from Magical Studio on ETSY.


I also cut out a rectangular shape from white cardstock using a MFT dienamic.


I organized the circles and the sequins on the white panel and stamped a little bon voyage sentiment underneath. I do like the little shell sequins, I had them for years and now they came to good use. The twine matches the second circle.

I hope you like it and are inpired by this card.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.



Journey

Last week we spent 5 days in the beautiful city of Prague and coming Friday my (teenage) daughter and I are going for a couple of days to one of the biggest amusement parks in Europe, Europapark in Germany.

My next card is all about travelling and taking trips. It's a clean and simple card with a cute image from  handmade harbour.


The background scene is a clipart from Doodles First. I exported the image in Photoshop and added the digitally coloured car and caravan trailer.
Then I made the road and sky also in Photoshop and printed the sentiment on a piece of neenah white cardstock.

I'm entering this CAS card in these challenges:

CASology: journey
simon says stamp: wednesday challenge 
addicted to stamps: CAS

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments!!

Hugs, Henriette

Pretty Cute Stamps July Challenge

Today I'm sharing my card(s) as one of the DT member for pretty cute stamps July Challenge "by the sea".


I have used a few of the July Release Stamp sets to create 5 gift/note cards.


All the digital images are colored using photoshop and the sentiments are also placed on the images in this awesome computerprogram (I love working in Photoshop, it's also useful for coloring digital images).
Then all I had to do was to print the finished images on little white cards (about 4 by 3 inch).
I like it how the images are falling off the edge of the cards.



I hope you will join in on the Pretty Cute stamps July Challenge. You have until August 6 to upload your creation and the chance to win a $ 15 gift certificate to spend in the pretty cute stamps store.


Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Hugs, Henriette. 





Pretty Cute Stamp July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog Hop.

If you came here from Gloria's blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the PCS blog at http://prettycutestampsblog.blogspot.nl/.

I have used the Beach Bums set to create a beach boy/surfer dude card.






I have made the background by inking up a large acrylic block with tim holtz distress markers and spraying on some water with my mini mister.  I stamped the block on watercolor paper and repeated this a few times.
Once dried I used a die from MFT  to cut out a rectangular shape. Then I printed the sentiment on it.

I made the surfboard myself by printing a free template in watercolor paper. I placed stickers where the white is and painting the surfboard with Kem Oliver Metallic Sky Liquid ink. Then I stamped the palmtrees on it.

The beachboy is colored using Photoshop, printed out and fussy cut.
Different kinds of techniques combined in one card.

Pretty cute stamps is giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to the PSC store!! A random winner will be chosen on July 15.
For a chance to win please leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop.
For EXTRA changes, you can also "LIKE" the pretty cute stamps on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/prettycutestamps/ and/or sign up for the mailing list

Next stop is Amber at http://sew-ink.blogspot.com.

Remember this is a one day hop! AND there is also a free digital stamp (only today)!
Enjoy the hop and good luck in the draw. 


Hugs, Henriette

Ooey gooey

I've made a card today to enter in the Muse challenge.
This is the the card to muse from Tracy McNeeley. Super adorable!



My inspiration came from the clean look of the card, the little elements on it and the marshmallow the fox is roasting.
I have this cute marshmallow digital stamp from Pretty cute stamps which is perfect for my card.
I colored the marshmallows digitally in Photoshop. Behind the marshmallows I used  green chalk.



The hearts and the sentiment are also from pretty cute stamps.

That's it for me today. I hope you'll visit again tomorrow for the Pretty Cute Stamps July release Blog Hop. It's gonna be loads of fun!

Hugs, Henriette