Monday, December 15, 2014

I'm moving!

Hi everyone,

It's so hectic here at the moment, but it's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week is No Rules at all! Just play, play, play!



I've got moving stress, and I thought it would be a great idea to make a moving tag for family and friends to let them know when I'm moving. I used a kraft tag, because it reminds me of cardboard moving boxes. And to enhance that, I used the Distressed Textures stamps from Bo Bunny.



With Walnut Stain and the Latticework stencil I distressed the edges. On top of the washi tape I used the exclusive Arrows die of Simon Says Stamp! It is DIEcember after all!



The letters "Just Moved" are cut with the Alphanumeric die out of red cardstock and after I adhered them, I'm went over them  with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker. I love that cool glittery effect!

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hot air transportation

Hi everyone,


Time really flies, where did it go?! Well, it's Monday again and it's time for a brand new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Transportation is the theme of this week. What is your favorite ride?



I would love to go on hot air balloon ride someday! Although I'm a little afraid of heights. But still, I think it's really cool to go to great heights with the wind in your hair and a stunning view. Who knows, maybe it will happen someday.



When I see this hot air balloon, I immediately think of steampunk. I can't help it.  I thought it would be a fun idea to give this card a little steampunk feel to it. But with some color in it. The background is made with Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves. Such cool rich deep colors! Since the theme of the card is steampunk, I stamped the edges with Cogs.



The hot air balloon is colored with Dylusions Vibrant Turquiose, Bubblegum Pink, Crushed Grape and Melted Chocolate. To give it some extra sparkle I applied some Heirloom Perfect Pearls Mist with a brush over it.



This sentiment is so cool and I wanted this to shine. So I stamped it with Versamark ink and applied  Heirloom Perfect Pearls powder with a brush. To secure the powder, I used hairspray. Works perfectly!


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas card

Hi everyone,

It's December already, can you believe it? Time flies like crazy! That means that the holiday season is just around the corner. This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge it's all about Christmas cards! How far along are you with your Christmas cards? If you're not finished and you need some motivation, please join in! And for those who are done, you can also join in with fun Christmas decorations or other Christmas related projects!


This year I started a bit earlier with making my Christmas cards. It's a very big project to make lots of cards. I love making them, but I'm always very happy when they're done! Especially happy when they're done on time. I send the cards out always one month in advance when they have to go abroad, and fortunately I met that deadline!



The background is made with kraft wrapping paper from Ikea! I've cut it so that I could use it for my cards. My favorite Christmas background stamp was collecting dust (just kidding of course!), love how that stamp looks with Memento Fog on the kraft surface. Since we're talking about favorites, the 25 is my favorite Christmas die and that covered with Festive Berries Distress Glitter is so much fun.



The stitched edges I made with the Stitches stamp and I masked all corners to create a nice frame. The sentiment stamp is from Kaiser Craft. I was totally in love with that stamp when I saw it. I immediately how my Christmas card would look like.


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Thursday, November 27, 2014

12 tags of 2014 - November

Hi everyone,

 
What a super stunning tag Tim made for this month! He is a genius and once again with new techniques. A true November tag!


Unfortunately I don't have all the stuff to try all the techniques he did for this tag, but I gave it my own spin on it and that is always fun to do too!



I've discovered  he Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and I think it's totally awesome! I'll definitely use this more often! So beautiful that glitter and so easy to apply. With this pen, I've tried to mimic the shimmer of the foil sheets.





Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, November 17, 2014

Over the moon

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week is all about the moon. Perhaps you have amazing space themed stamps or you have a different idea while thinking of the moon. Share it with us! We love to see what you came up with.


I've altered the title of the challenge a bit, but the moon is still the focal point of my card, as you can see... I started with making the background blue with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. These colors I use rarely. But perfect for a nighty sky! The School house stencil with Black Soot gave it a sort of intergalactic feel, along with the Cherish stamp with some Archival Jet Black Ink.



I made a template for the moon with the greatest of Sized Circles. I used a palette knife to apply Copper Crackle Texture Paste and waited over night to dry. Because the paste is very liquid, a halo appeared around the moon, love that! But unfortunately it also warped the paper a lot when it dried. It was a tricky task to adhere the warped base onto the card.




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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ornamental

Hi everyone,

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog has a new challenge: Ornaments! It's almost the season, so maybe you're inspired to make some Christmas ornaments or Christmas rosettes. But maybe you want to have some fun with ornaments stamps. Let us know what inspired you!

This ornamental stamp is a member of my collection for a while now, and I only used it once or twice. Perfect for this challenge! I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I made a pattern with it. Then I stamped it seven times on masking tape and cut them out. Placed them over the stamped images to ensure that the inside of the frames retain white.

 


Purple was the color that came to mind thinking of the background, so I created a background with Seedless Preserves. I made the edges a bit darker and the center of the card a lot lighter to adhence the center frame. To make it even more a focal point, I've applied a layer of Crackle Paint. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp fits perfectly under the ornament, I think it was speciallys made for it!






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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CC3C #14

Hi everyone,

Today I want to share the tag that I made for CC3C with you! What a fun technique this is (I know, I say this every time, but it's true)! I used the last of my Crackle paint, so I have to keep in mind to get some more. This week is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique!


I'm loving the fall colors more and more! What a beautiful color palette. The real fall weather has finally struck in the Netherlands. Which inspired me for this tag.






Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra