Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010

Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010
Craft stampers, card maker of the year award 2010

zondag 10 januari 2021

Challenge #113,Things beginning with a B, Beautyful girl, Bird.

 B for Bird and beautyful girl.

How are you all, hope you are crafting.
Because this is a fun challenge.
Something with a letter B makes you look at a different way at your stamps.
So our team leader Gail made a great choise with this challenge.
For this card I used the lovely vintage stamp Annie.
Also used the Victoriana set.
And the dictionary stamps.

What I used for this card.
Resist fluid.
A stencil with numbers.
A stencil with ABC.
Stazon Timber brown.
Distress oxide:
Iced spruce.
Antique linen.
Ground espresso.
Abandoned coral
Versa magic  Malted Mauve.
White gellpen.

How to make this card.

First I made a mix with the distress oxide antique linen and iced spruce on my craftsheet.
Then I incorperated the colors here and there on the paper.
Keep the colors on the paper light.
Now put the numbers stencil on your background and spray the resist flued.
Dry this very well.
Now with some abandoned coral and a little water you make the rest of the color on the card.
Make sure that you still can see the other colors shine trough.
With the dictionary stamp and stazon timber brown we make some prints. 
I chose to stamp it without the big word on top, but that is for you to decide.
The corner stamp is the stamp from the Victoriana set.
I stamped it half on the edge of the paper and made a corner stamp of it.
Stamped it with the stazon timber brown.
The medalion with the face is stamped with the Versamark Malted Mauve.
Now take a thin piece of paper and stamp Annie with Stazon timber brown.
Color the image with markers or pencils.
Glue her on the card and ad some highlights with the white gellpen.
The word “bird” is written with a stencil.
With the Maulted Mauve I made some splashes on the card.
Glue the card on 2 layers of cardstock, and your done.

 Now the team would love to see what you make with the letter B.
So join our challenge, and maybe you will win some rubber.

And dont forget to read the challenge rules.

vrijdag 8 januari 2021

condolence card/condoleance kaart

 Today a condolens card. Made with distressink Iced spruce and victorian velvet. 
Also used Distress micro glaze and Derwent graphite pencils.
I tryed to make it vintage looking.


vrijdag 1 januari 2021

New challenge to start the new year. Challenge #113 something beginning with B.

                         Hi everybody, first I wish all my visitors a very happy and healthy 2021.

This is my first Lost Coast Designs post for the new challenge.
And its all about the letter B.
So I made this slimline card with the big raven with tree branches stamp.
This stamp is a big one with a height of 3.25 inch.
Love that, I also used the moonface, from the sheet Just faces.


 I first sponged with distress oxide, started at the bottum of the card with Musterd seed.
I worked my way up with spiced marmelade, barn door and the last, aged mahogany.

 I stamped the raven with Versamark clear and black glitter embossing powder.
Love that effect on the raven.
I took my black ink and painted the branches with a paint brush.
But for the smaller branches I used an old ink pen.

I stamped the moonface with black stazon.
Now I wanted to fade out the moon a bit, so I went over it with a blending tool and aged mahogany.
It gives it a bit of a misterious look.


 I did the same at the bottom of the card.
I hope you liked this little tutorial.
I would love to see what you make for the B challenge.
Please join us at Lost Coast designs, there are prices to win.
And dont forget to read the rules.
All stamp compagny's are alowed.
      The challenge 

The rules 

dinsdag 22 december 2020

zondag 20 december 2020

Lost Coast Designs challenge #112, Winter blues.

                                                                           Hi there, 

Blue is the color for winter cold.
I love the snow and the glisning off the snow.
So I attempted to bring that glisning in to the card.
For this card I used:
Megans christmas bird,
Snowflake border,
A stencil for the background
A stencil for the christmas bells.
A stencil for the branches.
Stazon Midnight blue
Distressink shipped saphire
Panpastel light blue
Versamark clear
Dark blue embossingpowder
Nuvo aqua shimmer glitter gloss
Dark blue pencil.
I started off with the panpastel background.
Lay your stencil on the card and sponge with versamark.
Go over it with Panpastel.
(you can also do this with sponging ink)

Stamp Megans christmas bird in the richt bottom corner with Versamark.
Sprinkle the embossingpowder on and heat set it.
Now sponge the branches with the shipped saphire.
Do the same with the christmas bells.
Sponge some berrie and outline them with the pencil.

Now take the nuvo aqua shimmer and paint some shimmer on the berries and on the bird.

Matt with a white cardstock and stamp with the stazon the snowflake border.
Now your finished, I hope you liked it.
We would love to see what you make with the color blue.

Come over and join our challange and maybe you are the winner of some rubber.

donderdag 17 december 2020

Indigiblu's prachtige zeepaardje.



Hallo allemaal, 
Ja zeker, ik mocht een kaart maken met de schitterende stempel van Indigoblu, 
die ook bij de "Foamtastische huiskamer" word verkocht. 
Ik ben begonnen met een achtergrond met distress oxide, victorian velvet, chipped sapphire,
speckled egg en tattered rose.
Ik heb deze kleuren opgebracht met een smalle brayer.
Dan heb ik passende kleuren tombow markers gebruikt om in te kleuren.
Van elke kleur een lichte en een donkere.
Met Wow embossing poeder heb ik de krullen met luchtbellen gestempeld.
Ook de tekst heb ik met dezelfde embossing poeder gestempeld.
Dat geeft nou net dat beetje extra aan de kaart.
Met een tombow marker heb ik de krullen en luchtbellen gekleurd.
Het zeepaardje heb ik gestempeld op aquarel papier, ingekleurd met de tombow markers.
Het zeepaardje uitknippen/snijden en oplijmen.
Voor de afwerking nog even hier en daar aanstippen met een witte gelpen.
En dat was het voor deze keer.
Ik hoop dat jullie het leuk vonden, en veel plezier met de hobby.








zondag 13 december 2020

Happy birthday to my lovely daugther.

 My daugthers favorite flower is the sweetpea. 

So for her 35 birthday I made this card with the lovely sweetpea stamp. 

I colored the card with inktense pencils.

vrijdag 11 december 2020

Christmas card

Hi there, A long time ago I bought lovely stamps for christmas cards.
Docraft papermania's enchanted christmas.
Now I finally used them and made this card.
I colored the santa with my Derwent inktense pencils.

dinsdag 8 december 2020

Lost Coast Designs challenge 112, Winter blues.


                                                                                        Snowy cityscape

 I used:


Snowflakes border

 Distressink tumbled glass, speckled egg.
Stazon midnight blue.
Posca pen white.
 I started with a white cardstock.
Sponged the 1/3 bottom with speckled egg.
The second 1/3 with tumbled glass.
Keep the upper half white.
Stamp with the stazon midnight blue the cityscape stamp.
Now for the snowflakes.
I cut 3 snowflakes off the border stamp.
Thats why I love the LCD border stamps, they are fairly long.
So you can cut a little piece of to use as a single stamp.
I stamped them with speckled egg, 1,2 and 3th generation stamping.
Now you have darker and lighter snowflakes.
With the posca pen (acrylic marker),
you make snow on the buildings of the cityscape stamp.
Ad some snow on to the bottom of the card.
And now tap on the marker to spletter some white paint as snow on the card.
Matt your card and your finished.
I had lots of fun creating this card.

I love this winter/blue challenge and I cant waite to see what you will make for this challenge.

So join us and have fun stamping.

woensdag 2 december 2020

A new challenge at Lost coast designs, Winter blues.


Mary and angels.

 Hello everyone,
Dont you all love christmas time.
I love the decorating and card and gift making.
Our new challenge is all about winter and the color blue.
Because winter makes me think of christmas,
I chose these beautifull stamps. 
So for this card and bookmark I used the gourgeus “Mary and Angels stamp”.
And the versatile “Door and Window set”.
I have used this set for so many cards, its such a great set.

 What I used,
Distress micro glaze.
Distressink Black soot, Chipped sapphire, Salty ocean,
Musterd seed and Spiced marmalade.
Indigoblu Flitterglu and gilding flakes.

 And here is how I made the card and bookmark.
First I stamped the windows with distress micro glaze.
Then I sponged the windows with distressink musterd seed and spiced marmelade.
Then around the window with salty oceaan, chipped sapphire
  and on the edges with black soot.
With indigoblu FlitterGlu I stamped the Mary and angels stamp.
Then I applied the gilding flakes on the glue.
Splattered some water drops on the dark blue and let it dry.

 Hope you have fun and join our challenge.

Its fun and a great opportunity to win some rubberstamps.

  And please read our challenge rules.

zaterdag 28 november 2020

Lost Coast Designs 111 challenge, Festive fun.


                                                               Yes, christmas is coming.
Love this time of the year.
So I made a wallhanger.

 I used,

Plaid pants Santa

Watercolor paper, 10,5 x 14,8cm  4,1 x 5,8 inches
Stazon midnight blue and Jet black
Distressink vintage photo and antique linen
Color pencils
Silver gellpen
I started with the piece of watercolorpaper.
Stamped the santa on the paper and stamped a mask.
Mask the santa and sponge with the antique linen the card.
Use the vintage photo to ad shadow.
Remove the mask and color the santa.
Color the star and the buttons on his boots with the silver gellpen.
Now for the borderstamp
Take a long piece of paper and stamp the border 4 times with the stazon midnight blue.
Sponge it with the antique linen.
I made some shadow in the corners of the checkers with the vintage photo.
Now make a frame of the border around the card.
I glued 4 hotfix stars and added the chain for hanging.
 I loved making this hanger.
And I really think the checkerd border finished it off.
I love to work with borders, I use them a lot.
Lost coast designs has a lot of great borders.
You can find them here.

 Hope you make some thing to and join our challenge.

We cant wait to see your makes.

There is some rubber to win, yeah!!!!!

This wallhanger is joining the challenge at Christmas kickstart.

maandag 23 november 2020

Paperartsy flower

 A birthday card for a friend. Made with distressink and a Dutch doobadoo stencil/mask.

The stamp is from Paperartsy 

woensdag 18 november 2020

#111 Festive fun challenge over at Lost Coast designs

Today I made a tag for this fun challenge.
I will explain how I made it.

First a list of what you need.Distressink, 
Vintage photo.Distress Oxide, Bundled sage and speckled egg.
A peace of design paper.A piece of off-white paper.
A tag cutting die.Poinsettia cutting die.
Holly and branch die.
And the lovely “party pig girl LCD stamp”


Now here we go.
Die cut the tag from the designpaper.

Do the same with the off-white paper but a little bit bigger.

Whipe with de oxide pads and spray some water over it.
Whipe with both the tags trough it.
Take an extra piece from the off-white paper en run it trough the oxides.

This is for the poinsttia’s and the twigs and holly leaves.
Let the paper dry well.
Stamp with vintage photo the girl stamp.

And sponge the edges of the tags with vintage photo.

Now die cut the poinsettia and the leaves and sponge the edges with vintage photo.
Gleu the tags and the poinsettia together.
Now that was an easy and quick tag.

 Hope you have fun and join our challenge. 
Its fun and a great opportunity to win some rubberstamps. 

And please read our challenge rules.


zondag 15 november 2020

donderdag 12 november 2020

Filmstrip on a bobbin.

Hi there, for the birthday of a stamping friend I made this bobbin.
It was very small to stamp, but I had some older inchies from Inkadinkado. 
The filmstrip is from Joy crafts.
I have entered this bobbin at the Country vieuw challenge Änything but a card".

zondag 8 november 2020

Challenge 110 at Lost coast designs

 Spooktacular Florals.

Hello dear stampers, Riet here.
Today a card with the theme spooktacular florals. 
I chose the day of the dead.
The beautiful large skull can be found here,
I made the background with Distress oxide,
Musterd seed, Mermaid lagoon, Abandoned coral and Lucky clover.
I used a flower stencil / mask from Pronty.  
Then I sponge with the 4 distress oxcides.              
 I outlined the flowers with a black finliner.  
I colored the skull with zig markers. 
And with a nuvo aqua shimmer added some glitter here and there. 
Cut out the skull and glue it on. 
I put a black mat behind it, because then the colors look even more vibrant. 
And finally I glued two large glitter stones on the eyes.
Our challenge will run until the 15th, so make some time and join us. 
You can win some rubberstamps. 
Isn't that fantastic, have fun stamping.
Click for the Challenge.

zondag 1 november 2020


 Hi there, 
the new challenge on the Lost Coast Designs blog is spooktacular florals.
So I chose the Frida Skull stamp, and the spiderwebs background stamp.
I started with the background stamp and distress microglaze.
Then with the distress refill black soot and fired brick,
  and a bit of water I went over the spiderweb.
While this is drying I continue with the Frida stamp.
On a piece of paper I stamped Frida with embossingink,
then embossed it with fine black embossingpowder.
Nou make a mask, and mask Frida off.
With a paper stomp dipt in micro glaze I made some lines around the Frida stamp.
Then I went over it with watered black soot.
With a die cut I cut out a lovely frame in black paper.
and I colored the frida skull.
Now you can glue it al together and matt with a plack paper.

Its now up to you, hope you will join the challenge.
The Lcd/CV designteam are looking forward to see your creations.

zondag 25 oktober 2020

31 day's of Halloween, day 25 - 4 Ravens

 And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting.....

Edgar Allan Poe.
Hallo everyone, Riet here.
I thought this quote was a good fit for this card.
I love this stamp, so mysterious.
This is how I made this card.

Stamps I used.

Stazon Jet black
dark blue,
White gelpen.
Masking tape.

I stamped the 4 raven stamp In the middle of the cardstock.
mask it and stamped over it with the 4th dimention stamp.
When the stazon is dry you can start coloring with the markers.
I used watercolor based markers.
If you want to color with alcohol based markers, then dont use stazon. 
Then use Memento.
Now the checker board frame.
Stamp it 4 times with black on white paper.
Cut to fit around the card, diagonally in the corners.
If it doesn´t fit perfectly, don´t worry.
There will be a victoriana element over it. 
So you wont see any of that later.
Stamp 4 of the smallest victoriana elements,
color and cut them out.
Now glue everything together.
Now, this was fun, and its even more fun to join our challenge.
You don´t have to use LCD stamps, but we do prefer them.
If you join you have a chance to win some rubber stamps of your choice.
But dont forget to read the rules first.

zaterdag 24 oktober 2020

Mijn 1ste blogpost voor de Foamtastische huiskamer.


Voor mijn eerste blogpost op deze foamtastisch blog heb ik gekozen voor 2 mediums.

Distress oxide voor de achtergrond en de klassieke distress inkt voor de Indigoblu stempel.

Omdat de oxide’s wat mat van kleur zijn popt de stempel er echt uit.

Alle gebruikte producten zijn te koop bij De foamtastische huiskamer in Goirle.

Ik ben begonnen met de Indigoblu stempel  met Versafine onix black op aquarel papier te stempelen. 
Ik gebruikte hiervoor Waterart papier, dit is een fijne aquarel papier die zich makkelijk laat uitknippen en snijden. Heb hem ingekleurd met de distressink’s. Terwijl die droogt ben ik verder gegaan met de achtergrond. Met de DDBD stencil Vintage, heb ik met oxide bundled sage als een soort kader langs de randen gesponst.
En met de oxide ground espresso en de Craft emotions ornament hart bloem willekeurig wat gesponst.
Langs de rand van de kaart heb ik met distressink oranje en bruin hier en daar wat gesponst.
Inmiddels is de stempel droog en kan je hem uitsnijden of knippen. Lijm hem in het midden op de achtergrond. Geef hem wat schaduw met de Oxide ground espresso.
En nu dan de tekst, ik heb die gestempeld met de Distress oxide ground espresso.
Craft emotions heeft een serie met verschillende alfabetten. Ik vind ze helemaal geweldig. Ik kan heerlijk zelf mijn teksten samenstellen, en omdat ze clear zijn kan ik ook zo makkelijk de positie bepalen, ideaal.
Ik hoop dat jullie het leuk vonden.
Dan wens ik jullie veel stempel plezier.