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donderdag 16 december 2010

A white Christmas



My white mood... (isn't it boring you yet?) Had to make some easy and quick cards, so used my Cuttlebug templates again, stacked them on top of each other, using foam blocks.
I think this image is sooooo adorable and didn't want to colour it. Instead, I used Ice and Diamond Stickles to accent the snow.
A red ribbon, a text stamp wishing you a lovely Christmas and a lovely card was born.


Materials:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy and text stamp
Colour medium ~ none
Stickles ~ Ice and Diamond
Ribbon ~ Kruidvat
Extra ~ Cuttlebug, three templates and foam blocks

woensdag 15 december 2010

WOYWW

Let's barge in... this is how my craft room looks after making a lot of cards.

This is my craft room from another angle. Still full and cluttered.

And these are the cards I made. Sorry for the bad quality, but I made the pictures in the dark.

Now I'm off to reherse for my dance show, but if you want to see a whole lot of other tidy and untidy desks, you can always go to Julia Dunnit's blog.

Have a happy WOYWW!

Greetz,
**Evi**


Another quick card.
I'm really into my 'totally white cards' mood. Never had great inspiration to work with the colour white, but it's amazing how versatile you can go with three templates and a Cuttlebug.
Like I said, I used three templates in my Cuttlebug and stacked them on top of each other with foam blocks. Stamped an image in gold (it says: happy holidays), went around the corners with some Diamond Stickles and 'decorated' the snowflakes with a pinch of Ice Stickles. Done.


Materials:
Stamp ~ Christmas sayings
Colour Medium ~ Gold Black Box ink
Extra ~ Cuttlebug, Ice Stickles and Diamond Stickles, foam blocks
Templates ~ Snowflakes, Big Circles and Dots

dinsdag 14 december 2010

Inspiration from an inspiration blog

Are you frantically panicing because you still need to make a bunch of Christmas cards?
I did this one under half an hour! Very very easy with the right supplies.
I took an image, stamped it with Versamark and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. Gently heated with my heat gun and no colouring involved. (trust me, this technique is soooo much quicker, but you need to pick out your stamp carefully).
Punched out a loooooot of snowflakes out of my Christmas Stack paper from MME and glued them around the circle on which I stamped my image.
The corners of the page are done with the same gold embossing technique.
A quick and easy card. If you simply change the image and the paper you punch, you get a totally different result.

Materials:
Stamp ~ euhm, forgot sorry!
Colour medium ~ Versamark, gold embossing powder and heat gun
Punches ~ both by Pipoos
Paper ~ Christmas Stack by MME

maandag 13 december 2010

Have a jolly holiday

Dear dear diary, I've been a bad bad girl (~Pink ~)

Sorry for being such a verrrry bad blogger lately.

However, I've been very busy! Not just making cards, but schoolwork, dance projects, you name it!

Here are two cards with the same idea, but completely different.
I drew a circle for both cards, punched out a whole bunch of snowflakes and butterflies and stamped my image in the centre (but a little bit to the right).
Oh, I love all my butterfly punches. Never was a big fan of punches until I discovered all the possibilities!

I decorated the inside of the 'jolly' card too, but totally forgot to photograph it. Dôh!


Materials:
Stamps ~ from a fair, so no idea what brand
Colour medium ~ Copic Markers
Punches ~
° big butterfly: Martha Stewart
° Small butterflies: all Pipoos
° Big snowflakes: Marianne design
° Small snowflakes: Pipoos

That's it! Easy huh?

zondag 12 december 2010

A boy's card


Someone asked me if I could make a card for a birthday of a man! Damn, we all dislike this cards, don't we? No use of flowers, butterfly and pretty pinks.
But... I realised I still had a bunch of left-overs and a very handsome Oakley that I ordered from Whiff of Joy and in no time my absolute all-time favourite man card came alive.
Punched out a few circles, a see-through button and some ribbon. Perrrrfect.
Hope you like it.

Materials:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy
Colour Medium ~ Copic Markers
Papers ~ MME
Punch ~ round circle from Pipoos
Extra's ~ Button from MME, buttons, distressed some edges

woensdag 3 november 2010

Preparing for Christmas

Oh my! Katharina really woke me up... only 7 weeks until Christmas! So I start preparing.
Had a great chance to play with all my unopened and not yed used stuff, which I have been wanting to do for ages nog, but didn't find the time yet. How sad is that?? On the other side.. I think I almost pulled out everything out of my Scrap room to complete this card. LOL.
Got really inspired with some papers I've never used before (yet again, due to lack of time), but fell in love with instantly, so a blue Christmas card... which are my favourite colours by the way!


With this challenge I can participate in a few challenges
1) Wild Orchid Challenge ~ Classic Christmas (oh how I would LOVE to win some WOC flowers!)
2) The ABC Challenge ~ G is for Glitter (I OVERstickled the thing, allthough.. you can never use too much glitter :D)

3) Whiff of Joy ~ Christmas Card


Card recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy, Punch it-stamp snowflake (Pipoos)
Colour medium ~ Derwent pencils and colourless terpentine with blenders
Papers ~ oops, forgot to look, but I think they are MME
Stickles ~ Frosted lace, Diamond Stickles and ICE Stickles
Flowers ~ Stash from the hobby fair (no known brand on them)
Punches ~ Snowflakes (Pipoos), bows (Pipoos) and swirls (Marianne Design in combination with the Cuttlebug)
Extra ~ Hat pins, gems and pearls
Link

zondag 31 oktober 2010

Party all night


Hi! Today I'm showing you a card I made a while ago, but didn't put it on my blog yet.
Had my beautifull Damaske papers still lying at my desk and this image all coloured up. I got a whole new range of pretty flowers at the hobby fair, so it was the perfect occasion to try them out.
Hope you like my card.


Card recipe
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy
Colour medium ~ Derwent pencils
Flowers ~ From my stash
Punches ~ Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart) and small butterfly punch (Pipoos)
Extra ~ Pearls, brads, Stickles and a Perfect Pearls

maandag 18 oktober 2010


Someone I know asked me if I could make a noteholder for her with this particular image. This is what I came up with.
Some of my Damaske papers, a Whiff of Joy stamp and some lovely swirls.
Topped off with Stickles, gems, pearls and butterflies.
I hope you like it.

** Evi **

zaterdag 16 oktober 2010

Oh dear

I've been such a bad blogger lately. LOL.
That doesn't mean I haven't been busy.

It was my birthday last saturday and a collegue of mine is also a crafter. Not in the card-making business, but in the cake-making business.
I asked if she could create a cake for me. I told her I was a huge fan of pink and butterflies.
This is the creation she made. Isn't it the most beautifull cake you've ever seen?
I instantly fell in love with it!




As a thank you I made a notecard holder. And this is how it turned out...

I've used a 'Whiff of Joy'-image and my beautifull Damaske papers.
I used my Martha Stewart Punch, some flowers, pearls and Stickles to top it of.



Card recipe:

Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Colour medium: Derwent Pencils
Papers: The Best of Damaske
Flowers: ?
Extra: note holder, pearls, Stickles and gems
Punch: Butterfly punch, Martha Stewart (Doily Hearts)

zaterdag 11 september 2010

WINNER OF MY BLOG CANDY

Oh dear...

I have been neglecting my blog for a while now.
Busy busy busy...
But I've still found some time to announce the winner of my blogcandy!
Through random.org came out n° 4 and this is ...
*drumrolls*

UKKA

So congratulations!
Please contact me, so I can ship your goodies asap.

Have a nice day!
Evi

zondag 29 augustus 2010

Just a note

I just HAD to make a note holder with my gorgeous paper, that are now my favourites. Could make a 1000 cards only using my Damask papers LOL.
I thought the stamp was just perfect for doing this. Had the thought of 'going out' (in this case for a coffee) in my mind and well... I just love this stamp. Very fun to colour too.
Used my new swirl stamps on the edges of the stamped image, coloured with my Derwent pencils (falling in love again with my pencils) and no use of flowers. I ADORE my MS butterfly stamp and want to use it on every card now!! Me and butterflies...
Some pearls and gems, distressing the edges and I have a finished note holder.


Card recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy / Willow with Coffee and euhm... some swirl stamps
Colour medium ~ Derwent pencils / Colourless terpentine / white gel pen
Punches ~ MS large butterfly / small butterfly punch
Stickles and stuff ~ Frosted Lace / Liquid Pearls
Extra ~ Pearls / gems / sticky notes / distressing tool
Paper ~MME / The best of Damask

dinsdag 24 augustus 2010

It's never too soon to make a Christmas Card

Just a quick card, entering in a few contest.

Crazy Challenges ~ It's never too early for Christmas Cards

Sew Many Challenges ~ Christmas in August

Stampin for the weekend ~ Anything goes

Wild Orchid Challenge ~ Make it Sparkle (I used Stickles on Henry's hat, on the flower and on the boarder of my stamped image)


Just had the feeling of doing a Christmas Card, just to get up to speed. Find them hard to make these days, being not able to use butterflies (I think it looks so weird, a butterfly during Christmas time :)).
Used a Henry Mouse stamp, my Damask papers and had a lot of fun colouring with my Derwent pencils again!
Some head pins, stickles, ribbon and flowers and voila


Card recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy / Skiing Henry House Mouse
Colour medium ~ Derwent pencils
Flowers ~ Making Memories
Ribbon ~ From my stash
Punch ~ Martha Stewart / Presents
Extra ~ Head pins / Whiff of Joy, Leafs and pearls

donderdag 19 augustus 2010

A little bit of magic might help...




Been really enjoying scrapping again, and completely now I've FINALLY found the papers I've always wanted to work with.
Too bad I have to go back to work soon. Oh well, can't have holidays all year round can I?
Been preparing my classroom too and I am so eager to see the new kids faces again :)

Back to the card... Sorry about the quality, I photographed it under my window where a lot of light came through.
I used another Whiff of Joy image with a text from the Sentiment Collection, that fits this stamp perfect.
Used my fab MS punches again, Stickled a little bit, added some pearls, distressed the edges and my card was born.
Thought it would be fun if it looked as if she had pearls on her, so used my Liquid Pearls, which I think I'm becoming very good at! (If I say so myself :))


Card recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy
Colour Medium ~ Derwent pencils, Distress ink
Flowers ~ from my stash, don't know what brand they are
Punches ~ MS / Doily hearts / Large butterfly punch
Extra ~ Pearls, liquid pearls

woensdag 18 augustus 2010

A little blogcandy

MY FIRST BLOGCANDY!!!




I've been blogging for a while now (over two years now!! Amazing) I decided to celebrate a bit.
The school will be starting again soon and I know a lot of you will have some spare time to create because the kiddies are off to school again, so good reason to do this with a little extra, don't ya reckon?

What's in it?

- A little bit of bits and bobs, like:
* A stamp
* Some punched out butterflies with my new Martha Stewart punch
* Some flowers and rose buds
* A lot of ready-made stamped image, which includes a whole lot of stamps from Whiff of Joy
* Some ribbon
And... What's in the white box you wonder? It's a SURPRISE!! But those who know me, know what kind of addict I am and there's a little hint there... Just look closely to what's in the neighbourhood and you will have your clue :)


So... What do you have to do?

1. Become a FOLLOWER of my blog (because you really like my creations and not only my candy). Besides, this is easier if you want to find out if you have been the lucky winner.
2. SPREAD THE WORD, posting this picture in your sidebar leading people towards this post.
3. LEAVE A COMMENT under this post.


That's it! Easy, isn't it?

EVERYONE CAN ENTER and I WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE!

Oh... And a little extra. With every 50 followers I reach, I will add another extra. So spread the word! :)

+++ This candy will close September, 10 +++

WOYWW



Hi, I'm Evi and I'm a paper addict!
Phieuw, glad to have that of my chest. I was always looking at blogs and seeing AMAZING Christmas papers and always complaining that doesn't excist in Belgium. I now found out that it does, so I couldn't have left it in the store, now could I? I've had so much fun with my papers allready and much more to come, so keep an eye on.
And I'm also celebrating so go check out my
BLOG CANDY!!


Click --> HERE <-- to take you there!


I'm off to see some lovely desks now, so will be visiting soon :) Oh, and if you STILL have absolutely no clue what I'm talking about, go click on my fab WOYWW Rambling Princess button, it will lead you the way to the amazing Julia Dunnit, who never fails to miss one desk and leaves everyone super duper comments.

Have a happy WOYWW!

And off course, can't leave you without a card hm, made with the amazing papers from the first paper block you see on the left, BEST OF DAMASKE


Card recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy / Willow with Coffee
Sentiment ~ Whiff of Joy / Sentiment collection
Colour medium ~ Derwent pencils
Extra's ~ Stickles, pearls, liquid pearls and a gem drop
Punch ~ Martha Stewart / Large butterfly and Doily Hearts
Papers ~ My Mind's Eye / Best of Damaske


maandag 16 augustus 2010

Christmas in the summer


Another card from me!!! Bought some yummy Christmas papers and couldn't wait to use them.
Allthough I still have some summer stamps waiting to be inked, I used this already coloured stamp. Not the best of my colouring, but I had it lying around allready :)
And with the temperatures here (it feels like fall here believe me!) it wasn't too hard to come up with a Christmas card.


I was rummaging through some text stamps and found this amazing sentiment that fits the card well.
I also made up for my non-Stickles-use from last time. LOL.
Not 100% happy with this card, but hey... At least I got creative again :)


Card recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy / Angel Henry House Mouse
Colour medium ~ Derwent pencils and colourless serpentine
Flowers ~ My stash
Charms ~ Whiff of joy
Extra's ~ Stickles/Brads/Ribbon my from stash and pearls
Punch ~ Leaf punch from Nellie Snellen (dies and embossing)

vrijdag 13 augustus 2010

I'm a sucker for red shoes


Got a little time to craft and came up with this card...


Decided to use my Derwent pencils again. It's been soooo long since I've used them and seeing all these details, I thought it would be better playing safe :) I also had more matching colours than my Copics LOL.
I'm starting to wonder why I didn't use Stickles here. Maybe I'll still add them...

I've followd the Sketch from Friday Sketchers, so would like to participate in the challenge:
Friday Sketchers ~ Sketch

If you like my cards, I would love if you became my follower!
Thanks for looking and leaving wonderfull comments



Card recipe
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy / Willow with Cocktail
Colour medium ~ Derwernt pencils
Flowers ~ Making Memories and E-line
Charms and pins~ Whiff of joy
Extra ~ Butterfly punch / pearls / circle cutter

woensdag 11 augustus 2010

WOYWW Wednesday, August 11




Here's a look at my desk this week. Believe it or not, it took me two weeks to complete one card! (Remember last weeks desk with the papers, well... yesterday I finally did something with it)


Here it is from another angle. I also want to answer a few questions that some very snoopy people asked
1) Yes, that bird on top of the 'handy drawers' - as you all so lovelingly call them - is part of a candle. Got it as a pressie from the parents of one of my children I teached last schoolyear
2) Those 'picture magnets' aren't really photos. They are just pictures from the movie 'Happy Feet', we got them with the little Babybell cheeses.


Here's a sneak peak of my card.
Sadly I just managed 20-what blogs last week, but I have good reason!
Where I live, they organise an event every year, that lasts FOUR days!! (so wedsnesday to saturdayeve), and believe me... This is a wonder! It takes literally ONE STREET to move from my city to the next one, so this is really something to be proud of. Off course I couldn't miss this! And the fact that is completely free is a huge bonus!
I also went to Duinrell, a bigger indoor swimming pool than Océade and believe me, it was great! (A hole lot to believe from me this week hehe).
And after this tiring week I didn't feel too good (think I cought a bug or something) but now I am absolutely fine and ready for another WOYWW (Yeay, thank you Julia Dunnit for bringing this into my life) and I hope to do better his week.

Here's my finished card. It took me so long, but at least my mojo stayed with me during this card.
I coloured with Copics and used a lot of stickles and pearls!
For now... I'm STIIIILL waiting for some goodies to arrive (I've ordered them last week Tuesday and still pending... *sikes*)

Oh, and another plee to TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION! (I know I'm not the only one that gets turned off by this :))

Now, thanks for looking and have a HAPPY WOYWW!!

Challenges to participate:
Wild Orchid Challenges ~ One for the girls
Creative Card Crew Challenge ~ Let's get Cute and Girlie
Cute Card Thursday ~ Whateva!


Card recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy
Colour ~ Copic Markers
Papers ~ DCWV (The Latte Stack)
Extra ~ Flowers, pearls and Stickles!
Heart Charm ~ Whiff of Joy

woensdag 4 augustus 2010

WOYWW!


Totally completely forgot that it's Wednesday already (having so much vacation really makes your days go bizar).
So not so much going on at my desk this week. I had some papers ready, but then didn't know what to make with it (didn't feel much like doing a card, wanted to make another project) and left everything as it is.
But you can still see some new fresh Whiff of Joy stamps on the corner there, ready to be inked up!


I decided to let you give a look at my tote. I got it as a pressie from my mum FOR NO REASON what so ever. Great great! Don't know what to do without it any more (but still need to make it "my own" as you all now what I mean)




And this is a card I made for a friend of mine (Hi *Liv* *waving at ya girlie*) because I really miss her cards on her blog, so this is a 'heads up' card to make her feel better accompanied with some goodies that I allready gave to her yesterday, so it's fine to give it to her.


So, now you've taken a look at my desk. If you wonder what other people have going on at their desks this week, then be sure to stop at
Julia Dunnit's blog, where you can find all the details.

Oh and I really want to mention this: I finally made it through ALL the desks last week! (but now it feels like I've accomplished another goal in my life haha)
And I loved leaving comments on everyone's blog, but I really DON'T like WORD VERIFICATION!!! So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TURN IT OFF!!! Thank you :)

Have a lovely day!

** Evi **

zondag 1 augustus 2010

Just a note

Ever wondered what to do with those beercards you've still got hidden somewhere in your stash?
Well, here's a fun little project.
Just make it into a perfect little gift, turning it into a memo holder.

As you can see, the notes will fit here perfectly.
All you need to do, is create the beercards at your liking, put holes in it with the Bind-it-all tool and put some metal rings in it. I bet you can do this without using the Bind-it-all tool too, put then you need to let your own creative juices flowing :)
With this fun little project I can enter a whole lot of challenges. These are:

Creative Inspirations ~Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday ~ Texting Crazy

Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Simple Doodles ~ Get out of the box

Stamp-n-doodle ~ Anything Goes

Paper Play Challenges ~ Anything Goes (I really love those anything goes challenges :))


Note recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy Magic Sentiments Collection
Papers ~ Cardstock
Die Cuts ~ Nestabillities (Scalloped Oval Collection and another one :))
Also used embossing folder 'dots'
Flowers ~ Stash
Extra ~ Dew drops



dinsdag 27 juli 2010

WOYWW

First of all I would like to thank everyone of you that left a comment last week and congragulated me on passing my drivers exam. It really is so much fun being able to get everywhere, allthough I still need to learn a lot (how to remember streets and stuff LOL)

Now on to WOYWW. (If you STILL have absolutely no clue what I'm talking about after all those WOYWW, please take a look at Julia's blog, there are a lot of other desks you can snoop around, including her own :))

Okay, I admit it! I can't do messy. I really really tried and this is the most of a mess I can come up with. But... heads up for all the people who CAN do messy, I really admire them! But for me... I think I need to change my WOYWW badge from Rambler to Overly Neat Freak or something :)

Since there isn't really much going on at my desk, I decided to give you a look at my (yet again organised) scrap map. Now that I have vacation-time, I gave it a go to take all my lost scraps and organise them colour-coded. It's a fab system!! I love it!!! I have used so many scraps and almost didn't use any new papers. Okay maybe a few but always combined with some left-overs from my scrap-map.


And this is the card I made in that neat-space over in my room.
With this card, I would like to participate in the Whiff of Joy challenge, where you need to follow a sketch, made by Bev. Go over to the Wiff of Joy challenge blog if you want to know more. There's an awesome prize to win: the Fun in the Sun KIT.

Thanks for looking and leaving all those wonderfull comments. I will be round your blogs later this week, because I will be going to Océade today. It's a big swimming pool, including 11 slides. I'm really looking forward to it!! I've been begging my boyfriend for about a half year now, so now that he has two weeks off from work, we can finally go!! Have a nice WOYWW day yourselves!


** Evi **

Card recipe:
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy (Henry Mouse)
Colour Medium ~ Copic Markers
Paper ~ Stash and a paper block from Action
Extra's ~ butterfly punch and gem stones

maandag 26 juli 2010

You have the key to my heart


I've managed to create a card. I started to miss making them after altering those items :)
I still had this Magnolia image hanged up on my magnetic board, coloured and everything, so I HAD to make a card with it.
Took some papers from my scrap map and ta-daa, here's the card.



Added some ribbons, charms and pearls and the card was finished.

Challenge I would like to participate in:
Pollycraft Monday ~ Love and Marriage

Card recipe
Stamp ~ Magnolia
Colour medium ~ Copic Markers
Papers ~ Cardstock and papers from Action
Extra ~ Ribbon, pearls
Charms ~ Whiff of Joy