woensdag 19 december 2018

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge - 416

Hello allemaal / Hello Everyone,

Today i'm back again as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. Did you see the awesome release we had yesterday, what went into your cart? It's Wednesday again so that means there is another weekly sketch challenge starting and as always it's a really fun one!

Used products: Die-Namics blueprint 33, Die-Namics Mountain high, Die-Namics, Die-Namics filled with joy, Fox & Friends stamp and Die-Namics, Beautiful Blessings 2, Chipped Saphire / Broken china / Peacock Feathers and  Cracked pistachio distress ink, Smooth White and cement gray cardstock


First off i made the night background using Chipped Saphire and broken China and die cut it using the middle die from the Blueprint 33. I made the letters JOY using Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers distress ink and they die cut them.

Heat embosst the sentiment and made some splatters using some Opaque white mixed with water. I Die cut the mountains from cement gray cardstock, made some snow using white gesso and die cut them so they would fit into the "sky blueprint"


Stamped the images and die cut the trees and colored them in using my Copic Markers. Fussy cut the images and set them aside so i could make the snow border, using the  surf & turf die-namics. Also colored some stripes using my Copic Markers. 

Used Copic Markers:
Fox - E09, E08, YR24, YR21, W5, W3, W1, W0
Mouse - W5, W3, W1, W0, R20, 0
Trees - YG99, G94, G21

Have a beautiful day!

Greets, Marieke

woensdag 12 december 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie 12 days of Krafty Christmas

Hallo allemaal / Hello everyone,

Today is the last day of the 12 Krafty Christmas days of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and today we are all showcasing one of our favorite stamps released during the year. One of my favorite stamps is Holiday Village! I totally love the small images and the cards you can make with it.

Used products: Sweater Weather stencil, Holiday Village, Wicked Black hybrid ink Die-Namics surf & Turf, Peeled Paint distress ink.


First i masked a piece of the card so i could make the background using the stencil and the Peeled Paint distress ink. Then i took my tombow marker and lifted some splatters on to it.


Stamped the imsges using Wicked Black and colored them in using my Copic Markers. Then i fussy cut all the images. I die cut a piece of white cardstock and cut it in the right seize for the card and adhered the cut images behind and on top of them. Also stamped the reindeer stamp using Wicked Black. Lastly i heat embost the sentiment.

Have a great day!

Greets, Marieke

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge - 415

Hello allemaal / Hello Everyone,

Today i'm back again as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. Did you see the awesome release we had yesterday, what went into your cart? It's wednesday again so that means there is another weekly sketch challenge starting and as always it's a really fun one!

Used products: I'm over the moon for ewe stamp and die, Die-Namics slanted sentiment strips, Die-Namics leaping slider channels, Die-Namics a2 stitched rectangle staxx, Die-Namics surf & turf, slider elements, Chipped Saphire / Broken China / Black Soot / Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress ink


So to make the base of the card i die cut a panel with the largest rectangle die from the a2 rectangle staxx. I took some masking tape and made a rectangle with it. Also i die cut the piece of hill that comes with the set out of a piece of masking tape and glue the bottom part to the base.

Using Broken China / Chipped Saphire and Black Soot distress ink to make the background. I stamped the moon so i would now were it was going to be so i could leave the place around the moon lighter. Made some water splatters and some splatters of Opaque white mixed with some water onto the distress ink.


Replaced the bottom part of the hill with the top part and made the grass using Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron distress ink. Then i stamped the images and colored them up using my Copic Markers (colors can be found at the bottom of this post). Then i die cut the images and placed them were i wanted them to be so i could decided were i want my sheep and the slider to be. 

When i figured that out i die cut the slider using Die-Namics leaping slider channels. Then i placed the whole frame on to a top fold using 3-d tape. Then i placed the die cut slider piece on the right place on the base.

Die cut the small cirkles from the Die-Namics surf & turf die and made a sandwich using a slider element. Pushed that in the slider channel and adhered the sheep on to it using some 3-d tape. Lastly i heat embost the sentiment on some Black Licorice cardstock and die cut it using the Die-Namics essential sentiment strips. 

For this weeks sketch i swapped the sketch 180 degrees so the circle would be on te top. In my case the circle turned out to be a moon and stars.

Used Copic Colors:

Sheep - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, W5, W3, W1, 0
Moon and stars - YR16, Y38, Y35, Y32
Fence - E37, E35, E33, E31

Have a lovely day!

Greets, Marieke

dinsdag 11 december 2018

New release is available and My Favorite Things & Friends

Hello all / Hallo allemaal,

The new release for December by My Favorite Things will be available today! Jippie and if you did not have enough inspiration already hop along to see even more beautiful inspiring cards and projects by the Designteam & Friends.


Used products: Friends at first sip stamp and die, Die-Namics spring scene builder, Die-Namics stitched A2 rectangle stax, Salty ocean, Tumbled glass, Mowed lawn, Twisted Citron and Walnut stain distress ink.


Using the distress inks and the Die-Namics spring scene builder i made the grass and the leaves of the trees. Die cut the path, tree trunk and clouds using kraft, brown and white cardstock. 
Using Salty Ocean and Tumbled glass i made the blue background and splattered some water onto it. Then i stamped the sentiment using some black ink. 


Temporarily adhered the scene so i could die cut it as a whole using the Die-Namics stitched A2 stax. Separate everything again and glued it onto a white top fold card. This time i glued everything on to the base using different sizes of 3-d tape so there would be some height difference.



Stamped all the images for the Friends at first sip stamp and colored them in using my Copic Markers. I die cut everything using the matching dies and at some places i removed some extra white spaces so the background would be visible. Adhered the images on the base card using different seizes of 3-d tape and finished of the hearts with some glossy accent.

Have a beautiful day!

Greets, Marieke

zaterdag 8 december 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge - Stencils

Hallo allemaal / Hello everybody!

Today it's saturday wich means a new challenge started over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Blog, today the theme is stencils!. You can go every route with this theme so get your stamps and stencils out and play along.


We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $40 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (our Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $40 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Used products: Holly Jolly Ornaments, Holiday Village (snowflakes on the ornaments), Shake it up (snowflakes on the base), Furry Holiday wishes, Mermaid MelodyRaspberry Rose / Lovely Lagoon / Pumpkin Patch / Purple Pansy / Yummy Yellow / Wicked Black  and Granite Grey hybrid ink, Scenery Stencil, Die-Namics slanted sentiment strip and Die-Namics stitched A2 stax


First of i made the cirkles using the six different colours hybride inks. Then i stamped the lines of the ornaments using Granite Grey ink. When that was done i die cut the panel. I stamped some snowflakes in the ornaments using the same colors hybride ink. Then i took two different snowflakes and stamped them onto the base panel. 

Heat embossed the sentiment and die cut it using the slanted sentiment die-namics. Stamped bright using wicked black and glued the bases card onto a top fold white card base. I finished of giving the ornaments some shine with my clear wink of stella.

Have a lovely day!

Greets, Marieke

woensdag 5 december 2018

My Favorite Things guest designer for the month December

Hallo allemaal / hello everyone,

I'm so thrilled to be guest designing for My Favorite Things, and this time around i'm asked to be guesting for the weekly sketch challenge's. I was so thrilled to be asked again!  

So for the people who never heard of the My Favorite Things card challenge's, every week there is a sketch challenge, a bi-weekly colour challenge and once a month there is a birthday themed challenge.

Used products: Deck the howls stamp and dies, Our story stamp, In Paris stamp, Puppy Kisses stamp, Ready, set, snow stamp (hat and tree), Friends in the forest stamp (hat), Happy Hippos stamp (hat), Lucky Dog (ball), Interactive Labels stamp, Balloon strings Background stamp, Peek a boo wheel die-namics, Cement Grey Hybrid ink, Smooth white, Black licorice cardstock and ultra fine white embossing powder.


First off i made the turning wheel. Die cut it from smooth white cardstock and then stamped the turn onto it. I cut another piece of cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 inch and made the corner in it. Then stamped all the images and die cut and fussy cut the images. I always do that so i can determine were i want my images to go.

Made two pencil lines for the floor and the floor skirting and masked it off. I stamped the background on the top piece of the card using the Cement grey hybrid ink. You can find a tutorial here on my You Tube channel, you have to skip forward until 6:48 min how i did the rest of the background.


When i decided were i wanted my images i also decided were my thought bubble would be. I die cut it and took over the shape on my wheel. My original idea was to let the dog think about a new hat, but i only had three single hats i made him think of dogs wearing the hats so i included the In Paris one as well! I then masked and stamped the images and colored them in using my Copic markers. I heat embossed the sentiment on some Black Licorice cardstock and glued it on the base. The base is finished and i glued it onto a top fold white cardbase.

Finally i could glue everything on the card using some 3-d tape. I made some small circles using a black fineliner for the thought bubble. On the ball i made a bow so it would look like a present. The ornaments in the tree are the same as on the dogs headpiece.

Have a lovely day!

Greets, Marieke

zondag 2 december 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie 12 days of Christmas - Welcome to the world (February)

Hallo allemaal / Hello everybody,

Today it's my turn to show you a card i made for the 12 days of Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas, My month was February and boy did we had some fun stamp sets in that month, they were all baby themed and i totally loved all off them! I used Welcome to the world and baby love for my card today.

Used products: Welcome to the world, Baby Love, Marianne Design paper pad craftdates, Marianne Design embossing folder trendy hearts, Marianne Design Eline's hand lettering - light, Els BrigĂ© 't is je verjaardag, enamel dots, black twine, sewing machine, corner chopper


First off cut a top fold kraft card and corner chopped two corners then i cut the design papers in the right size. I took my sewing machine and made a sewing border on the biggest size design papers. 

With the embossing folder i dry embossed a white piece of paper. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock and glue a piece of design paper on to it. Took my sewing machine again and sewed the borders of the design papers. I stamped the month and year on the design paper.


Out of the Baby Love set i stamped the "special delivery" sentiment and made two separate sentiment strips. With the black twine i made some lines in the middle of the biggest design paper and i made a bow. On top of the bow i put a heart enamel dot.

Stamped the stork on some Copic paper and colored it in using my Copic Markers. Then i fussy cut him and put him on the card using 3-d tape. I finished of the card using some black enamel dots. 

Have a lovely day!

Greets, Marieke