For this card I used a stamp set from Stampin'Up and the tree is from a previous Simon Says Stamp card kit.
The paper is digital paper that I bought on Etsy in 2013. It's from YukaDesign, but that Etsy shop doesn't exist anymore.
I printed the paper twice, once normal and once in a lighter printer setting. From the lighter piece I cut out a circle.
The sentiment I made myself in word.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Henriette

Coffee Lovers Fall 2016 blog hop


YEAH! the coffee lovers fall blog hop has started. 
It doensn't feel like fall here in the Netherlands with a temperature today of 24 C (75,2 F) but I'm sure that will change in the next few weeks.

Here is my entry.

I used a stacked die technique I saw on the Jennifer Mcguire blog. On the top piece I stamped some fall branches with a stamp from Stampin Up (Thankful forest friends).
The coffee cup is a digital stamp from Hero arts.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Hugs, Henriette

Pretty Cute Stamps September Blog Hop

Hi, Welcome to the Pretty Cute stamps September Release Blog hop.
This month there are 14(!) new sets with a Back to school or Halloween theme.

You should have hopped here from Gloria from http://gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.nl/  

If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the pretty cute stamps blog    During this one day hop, you'll see projects featuring the new digital stamps that are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps store.

For this hop I've made some cute lunchbox note cards with the lunchbox faces and lunchbox notes digital sets.



Aren't they cute?

I printed out all the images and sentiments and colored them with my spectrum noir markers.
Then I die cut the cardbases and different pieces of patterned paper and made 5 note cards.

Pretty cute stamps is giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to the PSC store!! A random winner will be chosen on September 26.
For a chance to win please leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop.
For EXTRA changes, you can also "LIKE" the pretty cute stamps on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/prettycutestamps/ and/or sign up for the mailing list

Next stop: LENA at  https://pysselokaffe.blogspot.nl/ 

Remember this is a one day hop! AND there is also a free digital stamp available.
Enjoy the hop and good luck in the draw. 

Hugs, Henriette.

Pretty Cute Stamps September Release Sneak Peek - Werewolf

Welcome at the Pretty cute stamps second sneak peek day.
This month all new digital stamp sets have a back to school or a halloween theme.

One of the Halloween themed sets is this werewolf with matching sentiments.

The inspiration for my card came from the movie series "twilight". I've been watching this series again a couple of weeks ago with my daughter who had not seen this serie before but loves it now as much as I do. 
I thought of werewolf Jacob and the pinetrees surroundings from the movie when making this card.

I made this little scene in photoshop. The pinetrees and moon are free photshop brushes.
After I placed the pinetrees in Photoshop I imported the werewolf and sentiment. The coloring of the werewolf is also done in photoshop.
I printed the image on vellum and placed it on white cardstock. This could be a nice halloween party invitation card.

For more sneak peeks of the September release please visit the pretty cute stamps blog. 
I hope you'll join us tomorrow for the September Release Blog Hop.

Hugs, Henriette.

See Ya Later Alligator

Today I'm the guest designer at the challenge up your life blog.
The theme this forthnight is inspired by music. I was inspired by an old rock & roll song from 
Bill Haley: "See you later, alligator".

For this card I used a digital stamp from my cute stamps and made duplicate images in photoshop to make my own patterned paper.
I colored the image first also digitally in Photoshop.
I printed that patterned paper using lighter printer settings.
The bigger gator on the piece of vellum is printed with more intense printer settings, so that it stands out from all the other gators.
I hope you can see from the photo that the gator is kind of waving his paw.

Thanks for stopping by. You can join the challenge: here.

Hugs, Henriette.

S'more Spinner card

"Polkadot" is the theme of the new challenge at Pretty cute stamps.

I've made this spinner card using the cute digital stamp sets s'mores and smores sentiments.

                       S'mores Digital Stamps                                   S'mores Sentiments Digital Stamps


I hope you'll join us in this fun challenge.
One random winner of a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store will be chosen. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.


Today I'm sharing a pineapple card. I love pineapples!

First I made the background using blue and green brushes from a store called Action.
Not good quality brushes but they have beautiful colors.
Then I stamped the pineapples with versamark ink and heat set them with WOW gold embossing powder.
The pineapple stamp is from a Dutch Store called HEMA.
I used a die from MFT to cut out the panel.
I've made the sentiment myself and printed it on vellum. Again I used a die from MFT to cut out the circle. Last I stamped the pineapple once again with green en yellow ink on white cardstock

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Simon says stamp wednesday challenge
mod squad challenge

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a nice day.

Hugs, Henriette.

So Suzy Stamp of the Month

It's the 10th of the month which means the reveal of the So suzy stamp  of the month September!!

For the so suzy stamp of the month club you'll get a stamp in the mail that is "coastal themed" (beach, nautical). The program includes a great mixture of sentiments and images. You can sign up for three months to try it out or sign up for the whole year - regardless of where you are in the world! At the end of the year, you''ll have a great collection of coordinating stamps.

This month all the subscribers will receive this stamp.

At first I struggled a bit on how to use this coral/seaweed stamp but eventually it came to me.

First I've made a background using distress inks, watercolor paper and a mini mister for waterdrops.

Then I cut out a arched shape by using a die from MFT.

I inked up the stamp a few times with green and orange distress markers and gave it a spritz, 
then stamped it on the background. 

I wasn't really satisfied and wanted to added some fish in the background. I didn't have the right stamp for this but I found a digital photoshop brush of a school of fish and used that brush in photoshop. Then I printed it in the panel. (There is the chance that the piece of paper gets stuck in the printer, so I always keep my fingers crossed when doing this).

Then I made the cardbase by adding splatters and a printed sentiment.

and this is the finished card.
I hope I have given you an idea on how to use this stamp of the month.

You can find much more examples on the So Suzy Blog and on the two Facebook groups: So Suzy Stamps flaunt it FB group and So Suzy stamp of the month

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Henriette


I've been playing with my brusho's, liquid metals and ink spray today to create a galaxy kind of background.
It was a messy but fun afternoon.

After the paper dried I used a MFT die to cut out a panel.
I made a sentiment in photoshop and printed it on the panel.
Then I placed a star stencil over the top. With versamark ink I went over the stencil and then I used Nuvo silver embossing powder to create the stars.
The card is finished with some holographic strings and a star charm.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:


Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.

Happy Howlidays

It's September first, peeps and here is  my first Christmas card this year.
I've bought this cute little stamp set at SimonSaysStamp the other day called "happy howli-days" from Avery Elle.

Such a funny and different Christmas stamp set.
I did the coloring of the stamp with Spectrum Noirs. On the background panel I stamped the snowflakes and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I'm entering this card in the simon says stamp: wednesday challenge 

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day.

Hugs, Henriette.

Just fur you

I've made a card using the colors of the mft color challenge #52.

The stamps and die cuts I used on this card are all from My favorite things.

Supplies used:

Grey, light grey, off white and blue cardstock (some are Bazzill)
MFT die-namics  stitched arch and stitched mini scallop rectangular.
mft stamp set I knead you
Queen and Co droplets
Clear embossing powder
Nuvo classic silver embossing powder
Spectrum noir marker (warm grey set)

First I stamped the cat on white cardstock and colored it with my spectrum noir markers.
Then I stamped the small stamps from the "I knead you" set with versamark on off white cardstock and used clear embossing powder to heat set the images. In this way you can make a background more interesting.

BB I Knead You

For the sentiment I used nuvo classic silver embossing powder.
On the blue piece I used a cloud template and blue and white inkt to make kind of a cloudy scene.
Finally I added 3 blue droplets from queen and company 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

MFT color challenge 
crafty sentiments: layers
show us your pussies: challenge 9
tuesday throwdown: CAS
casology: stitch

If you're commenting on this card,  I want to thank you in advance. I do appreciate all your comments very much!!

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.

Dance through life

Today I made a card with the cute "Trouble in a tutu" stamp set from clearly besotted stamps.
I bought these stamp recently at simon says stamp and the ballerina hippoos in this set are just too cute.

First I stamped the clouds with versamark on white cardstock and used white embossing powder.
Then I blended over the clouds wiht purple distress ink.
I stamped the hippo and ribbon with memento black ink, colored the images with my spectrum noir markers and
fussy cut them.

I trimmed down the piece of white cardstock and placed it on a square piece of purple cardstock.
Finally I stamped the sentiment and added a few pink stars.

A simple but cute little card.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

simon says stamp: its hip to be square


sweet stampin challenge: no designer paper

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.

So Suzy stamp of the month August

Today I'm sharing two clean and simple cards I've made using the So Suzy Stamp of the Month August.

Here are the two card I made. Both are very easy to make and I used a wooden sailing ship embellishment on both cards. I wanted to be the So Suzy sentiment the main focus.

If you would like to become a member of the So Suzy club, you can sign up for the full year (and you will be send all the stamps from January-July straight away) or you can test the waters and sign up for 3 months. Each month you will receive a stamp in the mail (and sometimes even a bonus stamp!), plus we have a fun, exclusive Facebook group where you will gain inspiration from members and the Design Team plus a video every month done by Justine Hovey. More information on So Suzy stamp of the month club.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Hugs, Henriette.

Baby Boy Card

A few months ago I found these cute little forest animals free download from Jeanin at some bits and pieces.
Today I used one of those animals on a baby card.

I just love the color combination of blue, white and kraft. It's perfect for a new baby card.
The tiny hearts paper is digital from this Etsy shop.

The sentiment is a combination of two word arts. The sweet beautiful baby part is from weeds and wild flowers design.

Don't mind Shaun, he's always hanging around my craft desk.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

sketch saturday 

just us girls challenge

challenge up your life: baby
cute card thursday kiddies/babies

Well, that's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it if you would take the time to leave me a comment!

Hugs, Henriette

Pretty cute stamps Challenge

There is a new challenge starting today at Pretty Cute Stamps.

This month's challenge theme is "Lets Celebrate". The challenge will run for 3 weeks and a random winner can win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store.

You can link up your Pretty cute stamp projects here: http://prettycutestampsblog.blogspot.nl/p/monthly-challenge.html.

I've made a card featuring the "hey, cupcake! set.

I imported all the digital cupcake images in photoshop and colored them digitally matching the colours of the digital paper I was going to use.

Don't they look yummie?

You have until september 10th to enter the Pretty Cute Stamps challenge.
Here is a link to the PRETTY CUTE STAMPS SHOP.

Thanks for stopping by. I do love to read all your comments!

Hugs, Henriette

Puppy dog kisses

The cute puppy on this card is one of the digital stamps from the Pretty cute stamps August release.

I did the coloring in photoshop and also the combining of the stamp with the present and the sentiment.
The border is a sticker from a Dutch local shop (hema).

I'm entering this CAS card in these challenges:

Have a great day! thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette

Happy Hauting

I know it's a bit early but I've already seen some new Halloween themed stamp sets around and so I decided to make a halloween card for the CAS on Sunday sketch challenge.

First I made the rectangle by using a mask and blending distress inks.
The scary ghost is a photoshop brush (free download here) that I printed out and colored with spectrum noir markers.
The bat is a free printable and the sentiment I made in word.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Hugs, Henriette.

In shape

Today I've made a card to enter in a few challenges. With all the DT projects I don't have much time to make a card to participate in challenges,

On this card I used some patterned paper, that's also a rare thing. Most cards are with watercoloring or distress inks these days and we all have lots of patterned paper.

The stamp and sentiment are from Bugaboo stamps. I colored the image with spectrum noir markers.
Masked the image and blended distress inks for the background.

I used the YNS sketch for the layout.


Entering this card in these challenges:

your next stamp: challenge 45
outlawz friday challenge
crafting with dragonflies: humorous

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.