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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Christmas Lights

Hello everyone!

While you are reading this, I will be off on a mystery trip organised by my dear hubby! We started this yearly tradition when we first got together, doing something fun around our anniversary with the other not knowing what until we get there. I think it's really fun in years when I am the one planning and I like it even better if I get whisked away in the year afterwards :) This is our second wedding anniversary, so we are officially a cotton couple ;)

Anyway, I have a Christmas Card to show you, as the new CCAYR monthly challenge is starting on the 1st of June. This time, the theme is "CHRISTMAS LIGHTS"

I really loved the theme, but once I had looked through all my crafty stash I came to the conclusion that I don't have anything with Christmas lights in/on it. So, I just HAD to go shopping for a lovely digi @ Meljen's Designs, such a hardship! I found this crazy moose entangled in Christmas light and thought it would be perfect for this challenge:

I hope you can join us in our challenge, you have the entire month to come up with something really nice, can't wait to see what you make of the challenge!

* Basic Grey Jovial DP
* Meljen's Design Moose Lights digi, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
* Wide red ribbon recycled from a bunch of flowers
* Scalloped circle punch, coloured with Promarkers
* Sentiment from the Internet
* Gems from Ebay

* Basic Grey (Diamond Jubilee - I've used lot's of diamond gems on the sentiment)
* Bearly Mine (Animal Kingdom)
* Christmas Card Challenges (Bling)
* Cooking it Up with Katie (Celebrate with ribbon and die-cut)
* Crimbo Crackers (Colour Theme)
* Delicious Doodle (Diamonds are Forever)
* I love Promarkers (Use a Digi)
* Stamping for Pleasure (Rudolf Day)
* Totally Papercraft (Animals)
* Divas by Design (Anything Goes)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Teenage Birthday

Hello all,

Wow, another two weeks gone since my last post! Unbelievable, it feels like time is slipping away from me right now. I'm mega busy at work and the crafty room has really been too hot to even go into, let alone have a long crafty session! But occasions still come up when I need to make a card, so I made this card over the course of a week, a little work here and there, for my cousin's 16th birthday. I can't believe he is turning 16 already, when I can still remember him zooming around in his toy car :) We don't get to see much of each other, as it's really my husband's cousin and lives in Scotland, but he and my FIL are planning a trip in June to come and see us in our new home, which I am looking forward to.

Here's the card:

* Studio Light image and DPs
* Matted silver mirror card, distressed with distress tool and ink
* Pebbles Chips Black chipboard (love the packaging, it even comes with a nutrition facts section!)
* Brads from my stash
* Personal Impressions sentiment stamps
* Stars border punch on the inside mirror card

* Chocolate, Coffee & Cards (For the Boys)
* Crafty Catz (Card for a Man)
* Fairytale Challenges (Boys + Men)
* Stampin' Dragon (Birthdays & Boys)
* Charisma Cardz (No Flowers)
* SJ Papercraft (All about the Boy)
* 2 Sisters (Bring on the Boys)
* Totally Gorjuss (Something New - Pebbles Chipboard)
* One Stop Challenge (For the Boys)
* Simon says Stamp (Father's Day/Special Male)

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Mother's Day NL

Hello Everyone,

Wow, can't believe it has taken me so long to post on my blog! Some personal issues and a enormous pile of work in the last few weeks (which unfortunately I have to go back to after posting this) have kept me out of my crafty room unfortunately. But since it is Mother's Day today in the Netherlands, I had to make some time to make a card for my mum. I hope she has already received it and if not, then at least she can see what is winging its way to her :) I am hoping I will be able to craft a little more often from now on, I will do my best. Enjoy your weekend :)

* Tickled Pink Easter Pinkette Daisy August, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
* DoCrafts Country Companions DP
* Purple holographic card stock
* Eline Vintage Stamp for the sentiments
* MS Doily lace punch, scallopped cirlce punch, rounded corner punch, flower punch
* A little glitter glue on the bunch of flowers
* Gems, pearls, butterflies from my stash

* Scrapbooking Queen (Mother's Day/Flowers)
* By the Cute and Girly (Spring is in the Air)
* Scrapalicious USA (Mother I Love You)
* That Craft Place (Monochromatic)
* Creative Inspirations (Inspired by Mother's Day)
* Cupcake Inspirations (Inspiration Photo,I've used the Flower theme)
* 2 Sisters Challenge Blog (Make it Girlie)
* Polka Doodles (Monochromatic Shades)
* Sweet 'n Sassy (Feminine)
* Jellypark (Girly Girl)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Let It Snow!

Good morning everyone!

I had a lovely long weekend, yesterday it was Queen's Day here in the Netherlands and we had absolutely beautiful weather! We had a lovely walk into the town centre, had a short look around all the stalls of people selling the content of their attic and had a lovely ice cream in the sun :)

My card today is about a totally different kind of weather though, namely lovely winter snow! As it's the 1st of May, a new challenge started at Christmas Cards All Year Round and this time it's "CHRISTMAS CAROLS"! Or basically Christmas songs, so plenty to choose from. The prize this month is a gorgeous set of Christmas ornament stamps, go check it out! Hope to see you there :)

This is my card, inspired by the song Let It Snow:

* Studio Light Decoupage image
* Dovecraft Let it Snow DP (how appropriate!)
* Eline Vintage Sentiment stamp
* Spellbinders shape
* Silver snowflakes from my stash

* Crafty Hazelnut (Greeting without the word Christmas - My sentiment says: Happy Holidays)
* Sparkles Christmas Challenge (Christmas Tree)
* Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
* LEJ Designs (Anything Goes)
* Christmas Inspirations (Bingo, I've used Tree - Glitter (DP) - White (Card and pearls)
* Always Crafting (Anything Goes)
* Lollipop Crafts (Anything Goes)
* 4 Crafty Chicks (No Stamping)
* Crafty Catz (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Sentiments (Spots or Stripes)