Sunday, January 24, 2016

Kraft addiction

We all have a favorite colour and mine is blue for sure. But if it comes to scrapping I find myself using kraft all the time. Just love the versatility. I can look classy, playful and more jsut depending on what other materials you use.

I played along with the challenges on SU-per Challenges a few times. A lot less than I wanted but hey, sometimes life just gets in the way.  Looking for something to scrap I was on their blog and saw they are stopping. Too bad, loved their challenges and sketches. But then again, I do know how much time it takes to keep a site going. Runnig Let's Scrap was sometimes more than just a hobby.....

So I am participating in one of their last challenges...... sad to see you girls go......

This is the sketch they provided: 

And this is what I made with it: 






Materials used:

Stamps: Stampin' Up
Transparency: Glitz Design*

(Manufacturers marked with an * are not in business anymore)

Thanks for visiting! 

Paris by night

In May 2014 I got to spent five days with my dear son in Paris. We had an amazing time, Saw a lot and did see and do so many things. Scrapping these pics makes me realize that we need to plan another city trip.

The pics are from the Eifel Tower by night. An amazing piece of architecture. A tower that was dreaded by many Parisians. They even handed a petition to the city to take it down. They said it was monstrous...... It actually got saved by radio. Eifel, who designed it, got 20 years for the twoer in the city before it was going to be used as scrap metal.  In those 20 years the Eifel Tower was used as an antenna for the different radio stations.  By the time those 20 years were over the city decided it was a very cheap way to keep the radio going and it got never taken down for scrap metal.

This is what I made: 

 Materials used:

Stickers: SEI
Washi strips: Studio Calico
Die cut: Crate Paper, Elle's Studio
Enamel dots: Studio Calico
Misc: Date stamp

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Teenager photographs

Scrapped again. We all know how teenagers are when it comes to taking photo's.  They either want to pose with one of those stupid duck faces or do not want to be on it at all.  In the fall of 2014 my dear son went to London with his friend Fay and her mom. Unfortunately I was not able to join them.  They did not spend a whole lot of days there but they had a blast and came home with some great photo's.  A few of them showed the teenagers in them and I finally scrapped them....

Here's the final result:




Materials used:

Patterned paper: Studio Calico, American Crafts
Embellishments: Crate Paper, K&Company
Tape: K&Company
Misc: Washi Tape, black pen


Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the week! 

 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sketches and Loose Interpretation

I love sketches, I really do. But sometimes I look at what I made using the sketch and wonder where I wandered off...... Yesterday I made my first Christmas card for this year and it did not look like the sketch from Su-per Challenges at all, not even a little.
Today I made another Chrsitmas card using a different sketch from SU-per Challenges and again: Where did I loose the sketch? Must admit, I did use the sketch, I honestly did. Maybe I got inspired by the star on the sketch, the text in the box or maybe something else. Not really sure.
Enough talking typing:

 This is the sketch they posted: 

And this is what I came up with:

Products used 

Cardstock: Bazzill
Cutting die: Stampin' Up
Rub-ons: Quickuts (now We R Memory Keepers)

I typed the word 'Christmas' on a pieceo f cardstock and used that below the diecut. I used the negative of the diecut instead of the actual diecut. 





Thanks for dropping by! Hope to see you again....

And another card

Okay, I am back. Back from spending 6 days in Budapest and back with a new card.
I made this card with a sketch from SU-per  Challenges. I actually made two with this sketch but I do not think they would have approved the first one I made......It was surely a very loose interpretation of the sketch. But I have to say this: It was my first Christmas card for this year. I got started on time this year

This is the sketch they posted: 


Products used

CS: Bazzill
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Cutting dies: Stampin' Up, Quickutz (now We R Memory Keepers)
Twine: Twinery
Misc: Doilie, homemade glimmer mist

And this is the card I made with it: 




Thanks for popping by and looking at my work! Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Simple Card Making

I was not a card maker until I started desigining the card sketches for Let's Scrap. Since then not one store bought card left my house. I love how simple and yet stunning some cards can be and how you can brighten up someone's day with a tiny gesture. As for me; digital cards will never replace the ones delivered by the mailman to your doorstep.

With the flower die I used for this card I used my Tool 'n One made by Spellbinders. Such a great and nifty tool that really saves me a lot of time every time I use it. If you need to think of a crafty Christmas gift: Perfect pick!

I made this card for the colour challenge at SU-per Challenges. The colour combo was a hard one at first but I really love the result. There's a good friend that will be very happy when it will land on the door mat. This was the colour combo given to use:


Products used:

CS: Bazzill
Die: Sizzix
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Misc: sequins

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Gotta love my mojo

The hardest thing about creativity for me is when I lost my mojo. There is no easy way to get it back. I used to browse online galleries to find inspiration and that worked quite well but with all the major galleries disappearing it is hard to find a good source. Always love the LO's at Studio Calico but they also make me feel like such a lousy scrapper, such talented people there. Pinterest also does the job, though I have to admit Pinterest does the job for all my problems. Crap, I hate love Pinterest.
Sketches and exampleso f the sketch seems to work pretty well for me too,

This LO is made with a sketch from Stuck! Sketches. Awesome sketch it is. Loved working with the diagonal lines and paper that has been in my stash for sooooo long! The pics are from march 2014 while visiting the oceanside and my Little Lady just kept on jumping and jumping from those dunes. Just believe me when I tell you there was sand EVERYWHERE!
This is the sketch that was given:

Products used:

CS: Bazzill
PP: DCWV
Misc: Sequins

The detailed photo's are more accurate that the full LO photo, not sure what it is with my photographing abilities the last two days......
Thanks for popping by and liking my work!