zondag 28 november 2010

Can I make you a little bit jealous????

Yesterday I went to the Magnolia Winter Event, where we had 3 workshops and 1 make and take. It was a very pleasant and exhausting day. Of course nobody managed to finish the projects. So, I will tell what the workshops were, and I'll show them when they are finished.
We started with an explosion box, then a card with a tag and last but not least a schoolbag. The make and take was a sweet little giftbox, made with a kind of origami folding.
And we all got this special Tilda.....isn't she lovely????

The other sweet Tilda with those lovely roses was the special edition of the Magnolia Event before this one. I could not resist buying her!

I feel very honoured with this stylish award given to me by the lovely Laney. Thanks a lot. Originally there are many rules for forwarding the award, but as I get so much inspiration from so many bloggers, I will pass it to anyone who wants to take it.

Thanks for paying me a visit on this cold, but sunny Sunday!

donderdag 25 november 2010


Since last week I'm a DT member of 't Bezige Bijtje, a Dutch craft shop and also webshop. For this card I have used papers from Graphic 45, the Transatlantic Collection. I distressed all papers with the Tim Holtz distresser and Distress ink (vintage photo). The nestabilities are Labels Four. The butterflies are made with a Joy! stencil and the rhinestones on top are from Glitterati Crafts. The flowers are made with a Marianne Design die and the roses are Wild orchid Crafts. As I missed something on the card I put some Stickles on the roses as the finishing touch (the photo had already been made, so you must believe
All materials are for sale here.

I will enter the following challenges:
Sketch and stash: Sketch
Inktegrity: Anything goes
I did it creations: Wings
Fab'n'Funky: Going with the flow
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Anything goes
Pear Tree Designs: Colourful
Papertake Weekly: Cut it out
ToptipTuesday: Layer on layer

Thanks for visiting my blog and being so kind for leaving me a comment.
On Saturday I will attend the Magnolia Winter Event. There will be 3 workshop and 1 make and take. You will hear from me on Sunday.

maandag 22 november 2010

Tilda in glitz and gold

Here's my golden Tilda, wearing a necklace with stars. She is sitting on a golden frame, punched with a Marianne Design folder. Underneath is a paper doily lace which I inked golden. Flowers are a combi of the EK Success big daisy punch and 2 different Marianne Design flowers. All Marianne Design stuff is for sale at 't Bezige Bijtje. On top of the flowers are 2 big buttons from my stash. Another button is on top of the golden organza bow. It also has a charm hanging. Gold papers are from my stash, the paper with golden baubles (hardly to see) is from an old Action block, the white with golden paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and is cut with Martha Stewart's scalloped border punch. On top of it some brownish/golden lace from my stash. I handstitched with a golden thread.

Here a close-up of that lovely moose Tilda and I do hope that the necklace is not too heavy for her!
the Copics used:

I will enter the following challenges:

Paper Cutz Challenge: Lots of bling and Christmas
Paper Sundaes: sketch
Totally Tilda: Glitz and gold
Just Magnolia: White + 1
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Punch it out
AllSorts: Lace, ribbon and a charm
Paper Romance: Your favourite things (Tilda stamps)
Kaboodle Doodles: 1 solid, 2 pp, 3 embellies
StampsRus: Sparkles and scallops
Scrappy frogs: Christmas

Thanks for visiting me and leaving me a comment. Have a nice day!

Holiday Wishes

For this card I used papers from Echo Park and I distressed them with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The stamp is from Hero Arts and the snowflakes are made with Tulip's Puffy paint.
Flowers and leaves are made with Marianne Creatables. The pearl stones at the heart are from Kars. The ornament at the right corner is a Joycrafts stencil, which I cut, embossed and distressed with Vintage Photo too. On top some pearls with the bronze Perlen Pen. Lace is from my stash.
As you may have noticed on top of my sidebar I'm a designer for 't Bezige Bijtje since last week (especially for Joycrafts). 't Bezige Bijtje is a local shop ánd also a webshop. Diana is the owner of this nice shop and she supplied me with the Marianne Creatables, Joycrafts stencil, Tim Holtz distress ink and Kars' pearls. Why not pay her a visit?
A close-up of that sweet Christmas doggie: As the stamp is just a small one I only used a few colours:I will enter the following challenges:
Creative Cottage: For someone special at Christmas (for my colleague who has a dachshund)
Our Daily Bread: Holiday
ABC Christmas: X is for Xmas
Stampin for the Weekend: Winter
DieCutDreams Christmas Club: Christmas Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts Challenge: Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy: Holiday
Create4Fun: Sketch
Simon Says Stamp and Snow: Show your distress inks (as I only owns the Vintage Photo Ink.....I hope I may join the challenge????)

Thanks for visiting my blog and I love it when you leave me a comment. Have a nice day!

zondag 21 november 2010

New challenge at OSAAT - Anything goes: Pick a Season or any Event

Sunday means a new challenge at OSAAT and this time we do Anything goes, which means in this case: Pick a season or any you can make your creation for eg Christmas, New Year, winter, spring, summer, autumn, birthdays, births, etc. etc.

For my card I used this lovely singing snowman designed by Ginger Loft and it is for sale
I used the nestie Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large to cut it. Papers are from TPC Studio (Winter Blues), the paper on the right side is punched with Martha Stewart's stars punch, the snowflakes are made with a Nestability die set, the letters are made with the Quickutz alphabet Vixen and sprayed with Glimmer Mist pearl, the ribbon is from my stash.

We are sponsored by:
£10 Joanna Sheen voucher

Christmas is coming nearer and one can't make enough cards......join this nice challenge. Take a look at the fantastic
OSAAT blog and see for yourself what fab cards the DT team has made.
I will enter the next challenges:
Pollycraft: A glittery Christmas
Fussy and Fancy: Christmas without red and green
Wild Orchid Challenges: Blue Christmas
Stampin' for the Weekend: Winter
Totally Papercrafts: Snow and Snowflakes
Delightful Sketches: Winter weather
Hodge Podge Shop: Anything goes
Pals Paper arts: Use ribbon or fabric
Paper Play Challenges: Let is snow, Let it snow, Let it snow
DCD Christmas Club: Anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge: Sketch + non-traditional Christmas colours
Totally Gorjuss: Not so traditional Christmas colours
Thanks for passing by and leaving me a comment. Have a nice Sunday!

zaterdag 20 november 2010

Baby Dillan

Originally this would be my DT card for Fairy Fun Friday's challenge Buttons & Bows, but our beloved Roberta gave us her new Christmas releases to play with (see my post below). Just go to our challenge blog to see her new fab images.

One of my colleagues is giving birth any day now and I saw I only have a card for a baby girl, so I had to make a baby boy card.
The papers are Eline's Babies Blue from Marianne Design, except the darkest blue dotted paper, which is from my stash, as are the charm, buttons and ribbons. For Dillan (who you can buy
here) I used my oval and scalloped oval nestabilities.

Here a close-up of that cute Baby Dillan (sorry that the pic is a little bit blurry):

As you can see I didn't use many Copics, due to the paperpiecing!

I will enter the following challenges:

Hodge Podge Shop: Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Buttons and bows
Paper Playtime: P.S. I love you
Toptip tuesday: Buttons, buttons

Thanks for visiting me and I love it when you leave me a comment. Have a nice weekend!

Do you love my new signature??? It's made by Lynne from Sentiments4You

vrijdag 19 november 2010

New challenge at Fairy Fun Friday - DT card

Well, another 2 weeks have passed by and so we have again a new challenge for you to play with. This time we at Fairy Fun Friday want to see Buttons and Bows.
I used Imaginisce Polar Expressions background papers. The red and white borders are from cardstock with holes in it and I covererd them with ribbon. The white border is embossed with the Cuttlebug dotted folder (but it's hard to see). The flower: first a bought one, then a green and a red Marianne Design's pointsettia treated with green and red Stickles. On top a ribbon bow with a pin with an extra charm flower. The red buttons (some with ribbon) are from my stash. The image is one of the new releases by Roberta of Prairie Fairy and is for sale here.

Go and take a look at the Fairy Fun Friday blog to see what my fellow fairies have created and perhaps you could bring them some love. We all love that!!!
We hope you will join (again) this fortnight. You have plenty of time and you know: there are fab prizes to be won.

I will enter the following challenges:
Alice in Wonderland: Time for tea
Bee Crafty: Digi stamp + Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenges: Christmas themed
Totally Gorjuss: Christmas in traditional colours
Crafty Pad: Christmas sparkle
I did it creations: Traditional Christmas colours
Paper sundaes: Punches, ribbon, embossing, blue (at least 2 of them)
Lexi's Creations: Traditional Christmas colours
Stamp with Fun: Square card
Flourishes: Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown: Buttons and bows
ABC Challenges: H is for Holidays
ABC Christmas Challenge: X is for X'mas
The Pixie Cottage: Ribbon and Bows
Stamp Something: Anything digi
Stampin Roalty: Use patterned papers

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will be so kind to leave me a comment.
Have a nice Friday!
xxx Margreet

zondag 14 november 2010

Birthdaycard for my hubby

I made this card for my beloved hubby who has his birthday today and who is longing for the sun already. So I decided to use this appropriate House Mouse stamp (sorry for the blurry pic). Papers are American Crafts. The tickets are stamped on kraft paper. The rik rak is from my stash and the shelves are found on the beach last summer. I also adhered a shelf charm and some parasols. Nesties used are Labels eight.

Here you can see the ticker somewhat better.

This is the backside of the ticket.....that's my present for MDH.

Here a close-up of the sweet mice. I did some Smooch on the shelves to let them shimmer but unfortunately you can only see it on the right side of the pic..
And of course the used Copics.
I will enter the following challenges:
Cards for Men: Animals
Lotstodo: Friends/friendship
Simon Says Stamp: Masculin (it's for my hubby) and a charm
MAWTT: Nice and bright
Cute Card Thursday: Anything goes
House Mouse and Friends: You Gotta Have Friends

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me your wonderful and kind comments. They make me smile and brighten up every single day.

xxx Margreet

Cabio's birthday candy

This huge birthday candy can be won at Cabio's Craft Corner. You can enter until 14th December at midnight, because then her birthday actually starts.

Later on this day I will be posting my card which I made for my hubby who has his birthday stay tuned.
xxx Margreet

zaterdag 13 november 2010

A portrait of Edwin

This card is made with the challenge sketch of Menscardsworld with the addition of a portrait. I thought that Edwin was the perfect person. The doublesided papers are from We R Memory Keepers. For the papers behind Edwin I used nesties Labels Four. The sentiment is from Penny Black. The ribbon, flowers and strass stones are from my stash.
Here a close-up of Edwin's portrait.
As it is a small image I haven't used many Copics:

I will enter the following challenges:
Menscardsworld: sketch
Crafty Catz: Paper tearing
Freshly Brewed: 2 or more patterned papers
Sisterhood of Crafters: Birthday
Cute Card Thursday: Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: All my favourite things
Pixie Dust Studio: cards for boys or men
Sassy Studio Designs: Anything goes
Inktegrity: Ribbons and flowers
Partytime Tuesdays: Birthdays cards only

I will thank you so much for stopping by and please leave me a comment. Then you make my day. I wish everybody a lovely weekend and when you come back tomorrow I'll show you the easel card I made for my hubbie's birthday.
xxx Margreet

vrijdag 12 november 2010

MidWeekReminder Fairy Fun Fridays DT card Make Your Own Flower

This is my midweekreminder for the challenge Make Your Own Flower at Fairy Fun Friday.
I made the card with the Flower Patch Paper Pad from Making Memories, used the nestie die Blossom to cut Elsie the Elephant and coloured her with copics. The small flowers are made with the smallest retro punch and I put a Perlen Pen drop in the heart. The big flowers are build up of some layers of the three retro punches, then stapled, a brad in the middle and afterwards whettened and crumpled up. I used Glimmer mist and Stickles frosted lace to let them shimmer. A silver pearl in the heart and underneath I made a circle from lace. The butterflies are beads.

I separated that lovely Elsie from her brother Edwin because you buy them as a couple (here). I think it is needless to say that they are designed by my 'boss' Roberta.

You've still got a whole week to enter this nice challenge. So I hope I can come to see your wonderful creation.
Thanks for visiting me and I will be very glad when you leave me a message (that brightens my day).

With this card I will enter the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend: Sketch and you must use a butterfly
2Sisters: Birthday
The FuzzyWuzzyChallenge: Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
ABC DT Challenge Blog: Sew Special November Challenge
Catch The Bug: Anything goes
Crazy4Challenges: Square card
Cute Card Thursday: Anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs: Anything goes
Lili of the Valley: Bloghop + Anything goes
Freshly Brewed: 2 or more patterned papers
AiFactory: Diecut or punch
Stamp Something: November Digi Day
Wish you all a nice Friday!!
xxx Margreet

woensdag 10 november 2010

I've been to the KreaDoe fair

I'm totally exhausted because I went to a crafting fair in Utrecht, called KreaDoe, together with my crafting friend Erika.......this is my score....hope to show you my creations before long.
I happened to meet some former crafting friends and also Sjakkie, who I know from blogland....very adorable woman!
Wish you all a nice evening!
xxx Margreet

zondag 7 november 2010

OSAAT #38 Anything goes - Winter Wonderland - DT card meets Lothian Crafts and others

Sunday.....time for a new challenge at OSAAT........Anything goes - Winter Wonderland.

For this card I used Stitchy's digi called Hattitude and it's for sale here. Papers are from my stash (don't know the name of it anymore), snowstamp is from a RAK and I made a tag of it with a winter clip from Around the Block. The snowflakes are made with a Martha Stewart punch, a McGill punch and a strass star.

Our sponsor this week is Di from and you can win
5 images of winner's choice.

Christmas is coming nearer and one can't make enough cards......join this nice challenge. Take a look at the fantastic OSAAT blog and see for yourself what fab cards are made by the DT team.

With this card I will enter the next challenges:
Paper Playtime: Use clock, ticket or tag
Craft Your Passion: Anything goes
Lexi's Creations: Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything goes
Freshbreweddesigns: Anything goes
Artful Inkables: blue, silver, white
Creative Card Crew: Let's Punch It!
Charisma Cardz: With love at Christmas
The Stamp Man: Anything goes Christmas
Crazy4Challenges: Square card
Top Tip Tuesday: Christmas inspired
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Winter creation using blue, white and silver
Paper Sundaes: Let it snow

Thanks for passing by and I wish you a fabulous Sunday!

xxx Margreet

zaterdag 6 november 2010

My blog has attitude......

This fabulous 'I got Attitude' award was given to me by Corry ànd Mrs. A. Yes, I got it from both of them and I feel flattered and deeply honoured.
I love the new look, and with it comes a very wonderful $5 gift certificate from The Digi's with Attitude Store .
I just have to follow a few simple steps.
Firstly, I am to give this award to 5 other bloggers.
Well, I think this is always the very most difficult part. How to choose just 5.
Well I decided to do the same as Corry and choose a few of the talented people that give me some love on a regular basis and whom I visit on a regular basis.
Now, Lori, Debs and Lorraine are three of them, and sorry girls but I know you all have one, but let me tell you you're all greatly appreciated by me.

So here are my 5:

Secondly- Tell 3 things about yourself which makes you different to anyone else.
This is the most difficult part because I can not think up anything as I am a average and happy person who is addicted to cardmaking and blogging.
Please display this badge proudly in your sidebar and link it to the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog. To qualify for the $5.00 Digi's With Attitude! Store Gift Certificate please read the guidelines HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the weekend!
xxx Margreet

vrijdag 5 november 2010

Fairy Fun Fridays #39 - Make your own flower - DT card!

Friday........time for a new biweekly challenge at Fairy Fun Fridays. This time it was my turn to choose the challenge and I want to see handmade flowers!
This is my DT card. I used a Creamotion Paperblock (Balkan roses), a Cuttlebug folder, which I cut on both sides with a Fiskars border punch. The beautiful ribbon with flowers on it were in a candy I once won at Ula's. The beautiful digi is called Terracotta Pot and is for sale here. I coloured with my copics and cut with nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large. The ribbon underneath the flower, the charm and brad are from my stash.

I used the technique with the dryer sheets of Shelly's Image Blog to create my flower. I coloured them with copics R59.

Hope you will all enter this flowery challenge and just take a look at the Fairy Fun Challenge blog to see what fabulous creations are made by the other fairy princesses.

I will enter the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion: Anything goes

Lexi's Creations: Anything goes

Incy Wincy: Anything goes

The Paper Players: Anything goes

Freshbreweddesigns: Anything goes

Stamp with Fun: All that can fly (my charm butterfly)

I did it Creations: Add a charm

Secret Crafter: Anything that flies (my charm butterfly)

A Spoon Ful of Sugar: Relish to Embellish

CRAFT- Dry embossing

The Creative Cottage: Embossing

Thanks for your visit and I hope you'll come back again next week to see my midweek reminder!

xxx Margreet

donderdag 4 november 2010

Totally different

I think this card is totally different from my usual work. But I just wanted to use a another stamp and this sweetie is from a birthday RAK. When I saw the dots on her dress I immediately knew what papers I wanted to use. They are from Graphic 45. The diecut is a Quickutz flower die and underneath is a paper doily circle. Swirls are made with a Crealies folder. Roses are Wild Orchid's and the paper ones are from my stash, as are the brads and dew drops. I used Crystal Stickles on the image.

I will enter the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: One for the girls
The Pixie Cottage: sketch
Delightful Challenges: Stitching
Sassy Studio Designs: Stitchy
Creative Inspirations: Glitter, glamour, girlie
Paper Play Challenges: Circles
Freshly brewed designs: Anything goes
Flutter by Wednesdays: Anything goes
The Crafty Pad: Stitching
Secret Crafter: Anything that flies
Stamp with fun: All that can fly

Thank you for your visit and I hope you will be so kind to leave me a comment. That makes my day!
xxx Margreet

dinsdag 2 november 2010

Traditional Christmas with HouseMouse

For this traditionally coloured Christmascard I used papers from Little Yellow Bicycle with matching tag, some ric rac ribbon and brads from my stash. I coloured the adorable House Mouse image with my Derwents for a change.

I am entering:
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts: bling it on!
Sundays with Chrissie: Red, green and gold
Wild Orchid Challenge: Classic Christmas
Bah!Humbug: Presents
Winter Wonderland: Have a Mousey Christmas
Lexi's Creations: Anything goes
Paper Playtime: Use a clock, ticket or tag

The Paper Players: Anything goes

Mark's Finest Paper: Holiday cards

Thanks for stopping by and so sweet of you to leave me a comment.

xxx Margreet