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donderdag 30 september 2010

Tilda as newspapergirl

I made this card for the birthday of my daughter's MIL-to-be, who does a newspaper route every day. I think this Tilda fits just perfectly. I cut her out with nestabilities eight as I also did with the pink cardstock beneath it. Papers are old and out of my stash, so I don't remember the name of it. I bought the lace a while ago when we were on the market in Rotterdam. The striped pink and brown ribbon is from a candy which I won at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts with leaves from McGill punch. Dew drops are won at Simon Says and the pink gems are bought at Zeeman, a cheap Dutch store.
Here's a close-up of that sweet girl:

I coloured the "lace" on her clothing with a pink Sakura pen, put some embossing powder on it and heated it with my heatingtool.
These are the copics used:
With this card I will enter the next challenges:
Just Magnolia: sketch
Totally Tilda: Glitter and sparkle
Magnolia Down Under: Flowers and lace
The Creative Cottage: Sparkle and bling
Cupcake Craft: Pink and brown
Crazy4Challenges: Bling
IncyWincy Designs: Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Embellish it with at least 3 flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Spots and Stripes
Creative Card Crew: Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown: Punches
CRAFT: Fancy Floral

Thanks very much for popping around here and I hope you will leave me a comment, so I know that you have been here. I hope your day is a good and dry one, because here it is hopeless.
xxx Margreet

maandag 27 september 2010

Lil' Gerry Giraffe meets 7 challenges

This is one of my favourite images designed by my 'boss' Roberta from Prairie Fairy. Gerry is for sale as a set, together with his sister Gina and you can buy them here. The paper is October Afternoon and the ribbon and embellishment/brads were all together in a scrapkit. Gerry is coloured with my copics.
I will enter the next challenges with this card:
Create4Fun: sketch
Incy Wincy: Anything Goes
Charisma Cards: Anything Goes
Ai Factory: Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar: Anything Goes
Crafty Emma: Animal Antics
I hope you enjoy this cold Monday and I will thank you for stopping by and leaving me your comments!
xxx Margreet

zondag 26 september 2010

DT card OSAAT #32 Anything Goes

This is my DT card for this week's challenge at OSAAT which is Anything Goes.
I used this cute image from Stitchy Stamps. She is called Playtime and is for sale
here.
I coloured her with my copics and a little bit with a clear Spica Pen, used my circle cutter and inked with Cat's Eyes dune. I also inked all papers which are Basic Grey's Cappella. The green lace is coordinating BG's ribbon doilies. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are punched with the McGill punch leaves. I also used a Cuttlebug folder.





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There are THREE Chances to win prizes today: one prize a lovely New Release Digi of your choice over at OSAAT challenges today. Don't miss it! Go over and have some fun... it's not hard... we have lots of Quizzes coming next week to get all these brain cells going.

I will also enter:
Pollycraft Monday: Cute and Cuddly
Alphabet Challenge Blog: V for vintage
Aifactory Challenges: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shop's Best: Embossing
StampInsanity: Embossing
Anything Goes: Cute
Digital Tuesday: It's all about the girls
Stampitcrazy: Anything goes
Allsorts: Plain and simple

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join this OSAAT challenge. I am very grateful if you will leave me a comment. I wish you all a happy Sunday.

xxx Margreet

zaterdag 25 september 2010

Exclusive Pollycraft image for 7 challenges

This card is made for 'Kaarten maken met Tiets' (a Dutch internet crafters club). Paula from Pollycraft has designed this fab image especially for Tiets' club and it will be for sale later on. The sentiment came in a set of 6 and is designed by Sandra (http://scrappoint.blogspot.com).


With this card I will also enter
Incy Wincy Designs: All white except the image
Totally Gorjuss: Christmas
Colour Create: All white except the image
Charisma Cardz: Anything goes
AiFactory: Anything goes

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave. They mean so much for me because they make my day!

xxx Margreet

New releases at OSAAT, and a sneak peek

New Haloween images at Stitchy Bear & I Dit It Creations Crafting Boutique.....just pop over and take a look!
Sneak peek at OSAAT

Hiya folks, happy saturday! There is something new over at OSAAT! Why not pop over to
OSAAT today as we have a new fun game going. Some of us have made cards with tomorrow's theme and you get a sneak peek! Guess the theme correctly and the first correct guess wins a prize!
Can you guess what the theme is from my sneak peek? Check out what a few other DT have given you a sneak peek of on the challenge blog and see if you can guess tomorrow's theme and win a prize!


Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for the full card and of course the actual theme so you can join in with the challenge too!


xxx Margreet

Hop Hop Bloghopping at The Stamp Man

The Stampman
There is a Blog Hop going on at The Stamp Man.....there are many fab prizes to win.....just pop over and see for yourself what you have to do for it.....
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

vrijdag 24 september 2010

Fairy Fun Fridays #36 - Rick Rack Attack - DT card

A new challenge at Fairy Fun Fridays........we ask you to use any rick rack on your project....it may be ribbon.....it may be handcut papers......as long as there is some rick rack on it.

This fortnight we are being sponsored by Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp & Challenge Blog.....and they offered a few images to the DT....I choose Check Faery from Cowgirl Up to make my card with.


Papers are Doodlebug Design, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, leaves with Mc Gill punch, flowers made by EK Success medioum retro flower and I put a silk rose (with Stickles) on it. The great image is coloured with Copics and the wings also have Stickles.


You don't have to use a Prairie Fairy image, but if you can we would love to see them. The prizes that Roberta (our lovely Queen) has for our winners are amazing. Random Winner can choose 5 images from Prairy Fairy Designs, 1st spot winner will be able to choose 3 images from Prairie Fairy Designs and Top 3 will receive a wonderful blinkie to display on their blogs.
Besides there is a prize of 5 digital stamps sponsored by Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp & Challenge Blog
Do please pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations the other girls (welcome to our 2 new princesses) on the DT have created for you this week, they are absolutely outstanding.

Also entering:
Sketch and Stash: sketch (my new item is the image)
Stamptacular Sunday: Grid
Alyssundaychallenges: Sparkle and Glitter
The Secret Crafter: Anything goes
Scrappy Frogs: Flower power
Creative Inspirations: Pink and black
Creative Craft World: Black, white + 1 other colour
Stamping Vacation: Get the Music in You (black magic woman)
Stampinsanity: Embossing
The Crafty Pad: Embossing
Delightful Challenges: Make it sparkle
Paper Romance: Handmade flowers
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Handmade flowers
Wild Orchid Challenges : Ribbons and bows

I'm so glad you stopped at my blog and I hope you will enter our nice Rick Rack Attack Challenge over at Fairy Fun Fridays.

xxx Margreet

zondag 19 september 2010

House Mouse meets other challenges

I love the House Mouse stamps so much and seldom use them. To participate in the bloghop you have to make a card with a HM image, so this was a good opportunity to dig them out. DP is Echo Park Paper and all embellisments are from my stash.
Here a sideview so you can see it is an easel card:

A close-up of the adorable mice:

The copics which I used:

I will enter the next challenges:
House Mouse & Friends Challenge 78 + Bloghop: sketch
Paper Sundaes: min. 3 embellishments (flowers, dew drops, ribbon)
Mami Doodles: Make something for a boy that has the colour red in it
Polka Doodles: Easel Card
Pixie Dust Studio: Fur or feathers
Creative Belli Blog: B-themed embellishments
Alphabet Challenge Blog: U for Unused Stash (HM stamp)
Stempelträume: Bow
Stamping Vacation: Animal Applause Challenge (use an animal that you would not want running through your house)

Thank you so much for stopping by. You make my day by leaving me a comment!

xxx Margreet

vrijdag 17 september 2010

MidWeekReminder Fairy Fun Fridays meets Cupcake Craft and other challenges

This card is made to remind you of Challenge #35 at Fairy Fun Fridays, which is Embossing, wet or dry. You can still enter till 24th September......so you have time enough!
This is an easel card and I embossed the upper side with the Cuttlebug. The papers are Making Memories, Roocat is decorating the tree (and is for sale here), and is mainly coloured with copics, his cap en slippers are coloured with Smooch, the brads are from my stash.
Here the card from aside, so you better see it's an easel one.
Close-up of Roocat decorating the tree:

Used Copics:

Thanks for visiting me and when you leave me any comments, you make my day!
Don't forget to join our Embossing Challenge at Fairy Fun Fridays!!!


I'm entering the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft: sketch
Christmas Card Challenges: Christmas trees
CES: Easel Christmas card
Die Cut Dreams Christmas: Children's Christmas
Craft your Passion: Technique = easel card
Pixie Dust Studio: Fur or feathers?
Fussy and Fancy: Christmas Colors
Sew Many Challenges: Let's See Your Embossing, Wet or Dry

Enjoy your day!!!
xxx Margreet

donderdag 16 september 2010

Sketch Saturday #120 meets other challenges

I made this card following Sketch Saturday #120. I used 'old' papers from WeRMemory keepers, which I distressed both with my Tim Holtz distresser and with Cats' Eyes Amber Satin. The flowers and button are from my stash. The image is a Karen's Doodles' digi and I will enter Karen's Doodles Challenge (the Netherlands): Anything Goes. The image is called Herbert Birthday Cake and I coloured it with my copics:




I will also enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Move it, move it
Cards for men: Transport
Glitterbabe's Challenge: Anything Goes (I used my silver Spica pen to make some glitter on the cake dish)
Stamping Vacation: To Who? Challenge (this card is for my nephew's birthday...I never sent him a card, but as he became an orphan within 4 months, I think he is much to be pitied
and I try to soften his grief a little bit)
S2G: Happy Birthday (party animal)
ABC: D is for Distressing
Creative Cottage: boy's birthday cards
StampsRUs: children's birthday cards
The Stamp Man: Distressing
I'm glad you have taken the time to visit me and if you will leave me a comment, you make my day!
xxx Margreet

zondag 12 september 2010

Have a purrfect day!

It's a long time ago that I worked with my Penny Black's and I have a lot of them. Don't know why I don't use them because they are soo cute!
I made this card using Forever Friends papers, Penny Black image + sentiment, cut out with a Quickutz die, coloured with Copics, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and ribbon and buttons are from my stash.
I will enter a lot of challenges:
Dutch Card Lovers: Sketch; Penny Black Saturday: Men/boys card; Create4Fun: Red, white, blue; Timbroscrapmania: Anything Goes; Paper Romance: CAS; StampInsanity: It happens in threes; Incy Wincy: Celebrations; Pennys: Birthday;
Southern Girls: Anything Goes; Digital Tuesday: Dots and Stripes; StampsRUs: Card for a child's birthday; Stamp Something: Spot/stripes; OLLCB: Stripes; YNS: Anything Goes; Crafty Cardmakers: CAS; Fab'n'Funky: Whateva; Creative Cottage: Celebrations; Stamping Vacation: No No challenge (no sparkle); Kennykkraftygirlz: Embossing.

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave. These mean so much for me!
xxx Margreet

OSAAT's Charity Challenge for Autism Awareness


One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT) has a very special challenge for you this week...We are challenging you to make a special
"Rainbow Themed" card - Anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in
your creation. The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron.
If you click on the badge, you can read his story...
http://fortheloveofcameron.com/
(YOU CAN GRAB HIS BADGE FROM HIS SITE AND POST WITH A LINK BACK TO HIS SITE)

A little History and the reason for this Super Challenge this week...
A very very good friend of Stitchy's who is known in the digital world by the name "FUNKY" ,
has built a beautiful fundraiser blog for her grandson Cameron..He is autistic and Funky and her daughter
are striving to help Cameron..
Some of you may know Funky, she has been in the digital scrapping world for a very long time.
If you could find it in your heart to help Funky and her little guy out, it will not go unrewarded.
We know times are very hard for everyone right now, so if you can't give even a dollar,
please don't feel bad, but please do go and read his story, he's quite a character lol..
Thank you in advance to all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun & good luck!!!

We have 10 GREAT PRIZES FOR 10 equally great WINNERS...and that is only at the main blog...
Prize #1 is all 5 of Stitchy Stamps New Release Stamps
Prize #2 is all 5 of Beary Dust's New Release Stamps
Prize #3 is a package from Craftbrulee
Prize #4 is a package from Rod & Carol At Hobbyhabitat
Prize #5 is a package from I Am Roses
Prize #6 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #7 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #8 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #9 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #10 is 2 New Release Paper Packs and A Sentiment Sheet
We will also have ONE kid WINNER....who will win ONE PRIZE of THE 3 NEW KIDS KORNER RELEASE STAMPS.
Due to circumstances I have no card to show you, but if you go to the OSAAT's challenge blog, you can admire the beautiful creations of the other DT members. So, donate and/or join our challenge....there are really fab prizes for grabs!
xxx Margreet

A shining star and some awards


I was choosen as a shining star at the Stampin Sisters in Christ blog with my Rudolph card, as you perhaps know he is one of my favourite's from Prairie Fairy.

Debs honoured me with this award:
Faye gave me this one:
And Brenda granted me with this one:



I feel sorry that it took so long before I showed them on my blog...but I was very busy lately and I think I have everything 'in control' now!

Thanks again for these awards and I will ask anyone who wants them to take them away, because I have seen them on many blogs already and it takes too much time to figure out who has which one and I love all of your blogs and so you deserve them all!!!!.
xxx Margreet



vrijdag 10 september 2010

Fairy Fun Fridays #36 - Embossing - DT card! and my Personal Winner of the bloghop


It's Friday, so it's time again for a new challenge at Fairy Fun Fridays. This time we want to see Embossing, Wet or Dry.
Fairy Fun Fridays has gone to a two weekly challenge. So you can enter till 24-9.
This is my DT card. I used the beautiful image called Polar Pals and its for sale
here.
For the embossing I used 2 different Cuttlebug folders......the image is coloured with both copics and chalks.....the coat is paperpieced.....the fur parts and wings are treated with Stickles Crystal....nestabilities to cut the image and the underlaying paper....the snowflake is also a nestability die and the gingham ribbon, snowflake brad and red pearls are from my stash.

Het is vrijdag, dus weer tijd voor een nieuwe challenge bij Fairy Fun Fridays. Deze keer willen we Embossen, Droog of Nat, zien. Fairy Fun Fridays heeft nu iedere 2 weken i.p.v. wekelijks een wedstrijd, zodat je wat meer tijd hebt om mee te doen (deze keer dus tot 24-9). Dit is mijn DT kaartje. De mooie afbeelding die ik heb gebruikt heet Polar Pals en is hier te koop.

Roberta from
Prairie Fairy has designed many new images in Japanese and nautical style. You must pop over and have a look and while you are there, why not treat yourself?

Roberta van Prairie Fairy heeft heel veel nieuwe ontwerpen gemaakt in zowel Japanse als nautische stijl. Ga maar eens kijken en als je er toch bent, waarom jezelf dan niet verwennen met wat stempels?

Close-up of this great image, named Polar Pals:

Copics used:

I hope you will join our Fairy Fun Fridays challenge. As I told you before, Fairy Fun Fridays has gone to a two weekly challenge.
So you can enter till 24-9.....time enough to join us! I Hope you will pop over to the Fairy Fun Fridays challenge blog to see what my dear fellow DT members have created and they will love it if you visit their blogs too!
I'm entering the following challenges:
Mami Doodles: sketch
The Secret Crafter: Clean and simple
Christmas Card Challenges: Clean and simple
The Paper Players: Clean and simple
Bee Crafty: Anything goes
Paper Sundaes: Mixed mediums (copics + chalks)
Oh Alice Chapter 29: Shine or sparkle
Craft Your Days Away: Girly 'n ' glitter
Crafty Cardmakers: Glitter and sparkle
Sweet Stampin': Winter Wonderland
Simon Says: Holiday Fun + Stamp-tember Bloghop
I appreciated your comments on my bloghop card and as promised I'll announce my personal winner of the Prairie Fairy bloghop. I put all comments in a big hat and Joop drawed a number and that happened to be the number of
FAYE
Congratulations Fluffie, when you pass me your address my little surprise candy will be sent to you!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I can come to visit your blog to admire your creation!
Have a nice weekend!
xxx Margreet

maandag 6 september 2010

woensdag 1 september 2010

Friday Sketchers and Cupcake Crafts meet Christmas

This is one of my favourite images created by my 'boss' Roberta from Prairie Fairy and it is called The Moost.....it is for sale here.
I have used Friday Sketchers sketch 117......DP is Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses......behind The Moost I used a nestabilities Blossom Two......the ribbon and star charm are from my stash.....I will enter Paper Sundaes with Christmas in August......ABC Christmas with R for Rudolph......Bah! Humbug! who wants to see charms......and Totally Gorjuss also with Christmas in August.....Cupcake Crafts wants us to get digital......Stampin' Sisters in Christ ask to use metal.....Basic Grey Challenges want to see fabric.....Anything Goes at Bee Crafty......Anything Goes at Crafty Emma......Secret Crafter: Make a start on Christmas......Creative Inspirations: Christmas in August....A close-up of the adorable The Moost......coloured with my copics......the fur above the boots is coloured in with Smooch Pearlized Accent......but unfortunately you cannot see it too well and so you have to believe me!

My vacation has come to an end and today my work in the office will start again......but of course I will try to pop over to blogland off and on, because I want to miss as less as possible......thanks for stopping by and I hope you will leave me a comment......that will brighten my working day!!!!

xxx Margreet