Sunday, 25 March 2012

Swedish Girl visits Holland

I wanted to give this card a Dutch look and stamped the 'tiles' on the sides.
Behind Tilda are some Dutch houses stamps by Avec.
The cobbles and the lamp post are made by me from carved erasers.
the leafy bits behind the flowers (Kaisercraft) are from a Joy die.
Before Christmas I bought a Teresa Collins stampmaker and used it to make my own 'handmade by' stamp which is on the back. It's quite exciting to see the stamp taking shape.
I am very pleased with the way this card has turned out - hope you like it too!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simply Magnolia - dies and/or punches and ribbon
Just Magnolia - more than 1 fold

Thanks for looking

Raining Hearts Tilda Birthday Card

Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a good one :)
This Raining Hearts Tilda is coloured in with Distress Inks - I think its easier than using promarkers.

My eldest daughter sent me a voucher to spend at the local craft shop for Mother's Day :)
I spent it pretty quickly! and one of the items I bought was this lovely Anja die by Marianne Creatables. It's so delicate and lacy.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TOMIC - Rectangular Card and Spring Colours Inspired by Magazine
Totally Gorjuss - Spots and Stripes

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Jolanda x

Monday, 19 March 2012

From Screen 2 Scrap challenge - The Day After Tomorrow

This month's Screen 2 Scrap inspiration is from the film poster of The day after tommorrow.
The three things to be included are; white with a touch of blue, one photo and a white title.

When I think of blue and white I think Dutch!! so a photo of a windmill seemed very appropriate. I wanted the layout to look like a Dutch tile.

The photo was taken at the open air museum near Arnhem where buildings from around the country are rebuilt in the museum.... a great idea so historic buildings are not lost.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Le Petit Camouflage - Artastic Challenge

This is a photo of my son when he was two. We were on the beach in France and he almost 'disappeared' into the landscape with his desert camouflage dungaree shorts!
Apart from the blue cardstock the papers and embellishments are all winnings from the Soul Scrappers Sense-ational challenge. Thanks Shazza!! :)
I used a Creative Scrapper's sketch no 198 for this LO
I gutted the background papers and made embellishments with them - I really hate to waste paper that is hidden.

I am entering this into the Artastic Chinamen's beach challenge.

Thanks for visiting

Jolanda x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Hi, Everyone!
Hope you are having a good Saturday!
Here I have used Raining Hearts Tilda in some nice bright colours. there's lots of bling going on on this card - some nice pearls and lots of pearl dots and glitter on the flowers.
The red flowers are die cuts from a cuttlebug die and the oval background is a Nellie Snellen die.
The smaller flowers are from a punch and made in the same way as the larger red ones.
I also did some faux stitching with a white glaze pen around the edges of the backing papers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simply Magnolia - Bling and Bows
Totally Tilda - Die cuts and punches
Just Magnolia - anything goes with a bit of stitching
Simon Says - anything goes

Thanks very much for visiting :)
Jolanda x