Saturday, 18 June 2011

stamped butterfly card

Hello everyone,

I have managed to combine several challenges for this card. First I started with the sketch and to make the background with stamps (Our Vintage Affair). I used one of my favourite techniques by Tim Holtz for the Grungy Monday challenge 11.

The stampman challenge this week is to make something with butterflies and dragonflies, and Polkadoodles have a challenge - all of a flutter.
Finally a really easy one!! delightful sketches is anything goes.
All the stamps I used are by Tim Holtz.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Distress Inks on tag

Hi everyone,

this is a tag I made using Tim Holtz Distress Inks - tattered rose, weathered wood and tumbled glass.

The bird is one of Tim Holtz's beautiful stamps. I mucked up the stamping of the bird, so I stamped on a paper bag that just happened to be on my desk. I cut it out and stuck it on - I really like it!! some of my best discoveries are by making mistakes!

I inked up the tag with the inks and then 'water stamped' over it to give the watery swirly effect.

I am entering this into two challenges

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x
I made this layout using the sketch from Ingeborg's Scrapbooking Competitions - it turned out a lot more simple than the sketch! but I'm pleased with the result. My daughter sewed some zips to her shirt for a punky look, so I thought I would use a zip on the page too!

I used colour core card for the background and embossed and sanded the edges.

Thanks for looking

Have a lovely day!

Jolanda xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hi Everyone!,

Our Vintage Affair have a June sketch challenge going on with the subject of grandparents.

This LO is my take on the sketch, I titled it Oma (which is Dutch for Grandmother)

I used free papers from Simply Homemade magazine; I thought they matched the colours in my photograph beautifully (very 70's colours!! lol)

I am the girl in brown and my sister is the one in orange

Thanks for looking

Have a good evening

Jolanda x

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Lego Darth Vader birthday card

Happy Sunday everyone!!

I thought I would show you the birthday card I made for my youngest son - he's 14 now (time has gone so quickly)

I used a free SVG cutting file. It's from Mardenz you should definitely look at all the free cuts there!! they are fantastic.


Jolanda x

Thursday, 2 June 2011

guinea pig cake

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good Thursday!! I thought I would show you my latest cake effort!! When I asked my son what he would like for his birthday and he said a guinea pig cake; I thought oh no! I did think it would be really difficult but good old swiss rolls came to the rescue!! I slapped on a bit of icing, painted it with black food colouring and made some marzipan guinea pig food - I think it resembles the real thing a little!!! Anyway my son was over the moon when he saw it!! Not sure the real guinea pig was so impressed judging by the top photo!! lol

Thanks for visiting my blog

Jolanda x