Monday, 28 February 2011

sketch challenge

This is another layout I have done for the Soulscrappers challenges. I used a stencil for the waves and boats - sponging white acrylic paint over it. for the seaweed, I found some old silk flowers with plastic stems. I pulled off the flowers and used the stems - I think they look quite seaweedy!!
These pictures were taken on our last holiday in Holland - the evenings were so warm! aah the memories are good!!!!
thanks for taking the time to visit my blog
Jolanda x

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Getting there is half the fun!

This is a layout I made for a challenge on Soulscrappers - to use the title 'getting there is half the fun!'
My daughter and her bridesmaids are on the way to the church and had a lot of fun in the limo!
Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Friday, 25 February 2011

Guess What?

This is a layout I have done for the current Glee Club challenge on Soulscrappers.
A few years ago, my eldest two children were upstairs and very quiet for a while. When I went up to investigate, I found they had painted the bedroom and themselves. I put them in the bath to minimise the mess! The green paint stained their hair for a week! lol. I thought the little monkey embellishments were quite appropriate for this layout!
Thanks for visiting and leaving comments :) and thanks to my followers too!!
Have a good weekend
Jolanda x

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sir Stampalot Challenge

Hi everyone, Hope you're having a nice Sunday!
This little easel card is my entry for the Sir Stampalot February challenge which is All Creatures Great and Small. The stamp is a freebie from Craftstamper magazine.

Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Friday, 18 February 2011

February Mini Album

my place in the Sunshine - lesson 2

Its time for lesson 2 at Scrapbeginnings - this month outside your home should be documented. I decided to use 2 photos of the street outside the front and back of our house. I started out using one of the sketches given but by the time I had finished it had changed quite a lot - it sort of evolved as I went!!
I cut the lamppost with my cricut and black heat embossed it. I got the cutting file for this from Mima's Stomping Ground - she has some great stuff there. I stamped the background paper with Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Another part of the challenge is to make a mini album - this is my first page showing the hallway. I took a photo of the noticeboard - very important in our house!- all the important news is stuck on there as well as postcards from students who have stayed in our house. It's good to hear from them when they are back home in their own countries.
Thanks for visiting my blog
Jolanda x

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Distressed and masked tag

Hope you're havin a good day!
This tag is being entered into two challenges Studio L3's CCC #33 - Inking and Stamping Masks and for Simon Says Stamp and Show - a tag.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Once upon a Time

Hi everyone,
I made this layout for Ingeborg's Scrapbooking Competitions using a sketch from her blog.
For the backgrounds I stamped with embossing ink and brushed Perfect Pearls in bronze and green over the ink. It looks very shimmery but doesn't show up so well on the photo.
The title and 'half flowers' were cut out and gold embossed.

Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Thursday, 10 February 2011

love you more...

Happy Thursday everyone, hope you're having a good day!
I cut out a red heart and embossed it with a TH folder and then swiped ink over the top and clear embossed it.
The hanger for the tag is a humble coke can ring pull that I embossed with verdigris embossing powder.
The flower was cut out using the cricut - George cartridge. On the petals I used the rusted Enamel technique from Tim Holtz's wonderful Compendium of Curiosities book. In the centre is a star shaped eyelet.
The love you more tag is a free stamp from Craftstamper magazine, which I also clear embossed.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - share the love
Thanks for visiting my blog
Jolanda x

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

concentrate layout - soul scrappers challenge

I made this layout using a sketch from a challenge on soul scrappers.
I stamped around the edges and on the sewing machine with a Tim Holtz generations stamp. The dressform was embossed in the cuttlebug - I inked the folder before embossing and it looks very effective.
I found sewing machine, dressform and scissors clipart on the internet and then converted them to cutting files to cut on the cricut.

Thanks for looking
Jolanda x

Efteling layout - summer 2010

This is a layout I made using a sketch from Ingeborg's Scrapbooking site.
it is from sketch #4. The photo was taken in the Efteling museum with my children sitting at a table groaning with food - unfortunately made of plastic!
My mum gave me a map of the park dating from 1964 - so I photocopied some parts of it to decorate the page.
I entered this into last month's Artastic challenge.
Hope you like it

Jolanda x

Oriental Screen Card

Here is my entry for the Stampman Challenge - Oriental
The card frame is from Papermania-Docrafts.
I stamped the trees and black heat embossed them. I also stamped the writing and flowers with embossing ink and then brushed bronze perfect pearls powder over the top. This gives a nice delicate sheen to the stamping.
The scroll is made with some vellum attached to cocktail sticks and the girl is a digistamp from digital doodling site - this site has now closed but you can still see some free digistamps here.
Thanks for looking
Have a nice day
Jolanda x

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Altered Jar - a bit over the top???

Scrappassion International are having an alter a jar challenge this month! I had absolutely no idea of what I might do, so I started looking for a jar to give me an idea. I found a peach jam jar that I normally keep sesame seeds in; as soon as I saw the flat sides, I knew what to do!! My favourite stamps fit perfectly so this has become a Dutch Liquorice (drop in Dutch) Jar!!

I stamped the houses on card and attached them to some ribbon and wrapped this around the jar. An old gift bag made the cover for the lid and then I stuck some clogs to the top. Then I had the terrible ordeal of having to buy some salty herring liquorice to go inside. I had to do this very quickly because as soon as you eat one you can't stop!!! I am ashamed to say that even when I still have one in my mouth I am shoving another in!! (I think this is an acquired taste, my children and husband hate them - all the more for me then :) lol)
Thanks for visiting my blog
Jolanda x

Strawberry :)

Last summer was a bumper year for strawberries in our allotment (nothing else grew very much because of the cold and wet!) For some reason the strawberries grew enormous and tasted so sweet. This strawberry that my daughter looks as though she is about to eat was actually shared between the four of us - it was the tastiest ever! I can't wait till this summer; I'm really hoping we will have the same success :)
For this layout, I used a sketch from Crafty Sketches - I love to use sketches; it is so much easier than thinking up your own placing of photo's and embellishments. I had to turn the sketch on its side to fit in the photos.
Have a lovely Saturday
Jolanda x

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Mini Album Cover - Your place in the sun

This is going to be the cover for my mini home album made for the 'Your place in the Sun' blog. It is a year long challenge.
The buttons were clear buttons that I glued matching paper to the back.
Thanks for looking
Jolanda x