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

zaterdag 8 augustus 2020

Lost Coast Designs challenge #104, Lets go vegetarian.

 Sleeping Lucy.

Hello everyone,
Today a big card, with the lovely pixie "sleeping Lucy".
I started cutting out a circle, 6Inch / 15cm.
I sprayed the circle with glimmer mist, Carribian blue, Cosmos (pink) and Moonlight.
With distress ink, I sponged some faint mountains and a moon.
And with stazon black I stamped the shrubbery and added some accents with the white gel pen.
The pixie is stamped with stazon black and colored in with pencils.
Stamp the beautiful Carmens Veranda sentiment.
Love this one, it's such a magical saying.
With seedles preserves, I sponge the edge of the top half of the card.
And with black the bottom half. Now for the mat.
I stamped the mat with seedless preserves distress ink and the LCD florish stamp.
The edge is also sponged.
Now another blue mat and you are done.
Hope you enjoyd this little tutorial.

And dont forget to join our challenge, you can win some lovely rubberstamps.

zaterdag 1 augustus 2020


The stamps I used, Sweater gnome and flower gnome with Florish.

Hi there, here a card from me, Riet.
This challenge is all about flowers, tree's, vegetables and fruits.

Today a card for the gnome love birds. 
I started with an actated sheet. I cut out a heart. 
Then I stained it with distress ink, seedless preserves, spiced marmalade and musterd seed. 
It is lightly sprayed with some water. 
I made a print on the paper with that. 
You can also use a gellyplate. Let it dry well. 
Masked the heart.
With distress micro glaze I made a stamp print around the heart with the florish. 
Then I sponged it with distress seedless preserves. 
I drew a line around the heart with a purple pencil. 
The gnomes stamped on thin paper and colored in pencil.
Cut them out and glue them on.
If you use a mat take white or very light gray. 
I made some stains on the edges with distress spiced marmalade. 
And on the corners I put that extra on. 
I loved making this card. 

I find the gnome stamps so versatile, you can use them for so many things.
For example, Valentine, a wedding, Christmas and just for fun.
You can probably think of a few yourself.
I hope I was able to inspire you.
Enjoy and come on over for the challenge.

woensdag 29 juli 2020

Indigoblu pen/pencil holder.

I had this pen holder in the cupboard for a long time. I thought it was time to do something with it.
So I went on my mobility scooter to the hobby shop. I saw these fantastic stamps from Indigoblu. And thought, these are perfect for the pen holder. And this is the result.

Ik had deze pen houder al heel lang in de kast staan. Ik vond het tijd om er nu eindelijk eens iets mee te doen. Dus ik op mijn scootmobiel naar Goirle, naar de Foamtastische huiskamer. Ik zag daar deze fantastische stempels van Indigoblu. En dacht, deze zijn perfect voor de penhouder. En dit is dan het resultaat.

zondag 26 juli 2020

Challenge # 103 Christmas in July

Hello everyone, its Riet here.
Funny, making Christmas cards in July.
Well I'm actually happy with it, then I'm definitely on time.

I started with the background.
I used light blue watercolor paint and plastic wrap.
So it looks like the ice on the window in winter.
Did the same with a piece of paper and green watercolor paint.
While drying I colored Megan's Christmas bird with pencils.
When the background has dried, 
I stamped with black stazon Megan's bird on the background.
Then cut the bird out and glued it on the background.
 With a die, I cut out the branches.
Glued the pearls with a hotfix and colored the lights and berries with a red marker.
Now some accents on the berries and lights and eye with the white gel pen.
I used a die for the “merry christmas” and black paper.
Then I sponged the edge of the card with black soot distressink.
Glued the card on a black mat and its done.
Hope you enjoyd this little tutorial.
You can still join the christmas in july challenge.
There is some stamping rubber to win.
                                            Have fun making your beautiful cards.

woensdag 15 juli 2020

#103 Christmas in July challenge over at Lost Coast Designs

Hi everybody,
Yes, I now, its crazy.
Christmas in July, but what fun it is, you can never start to soon with your Christmas cards and tags. here is a link to the LCD challenge, come and join, you can win some rubberstamps. 

This is what I used.
White and black posca acrylic paint marker.
Dylusions paint, postbox red, fresh lime and polished jade.
Stazon black.
Stencils (mask) of your choice.
Baby whipe
Color pencils or markers.

And this is how I made it.
With a baby whipe and a little bit of polished jade I colored the background.
Then with a stencil (mask) with not to big design and fresh lime and a sponge I made the patern on the background color.
Then with a bolder pattern stencil (mask) and postbox red I made the last pattern.
As you can see I made some white lines around the red pattern.
I have drawn with a black posca the holly leaves and finished them of with a white posca.
Stamp the gnome on a peace of paper and color it any way you like and glue him on the tag. Now the Ho Ho Ho is a verry old sizzix alphabet. But you can use your imagination and create some of your own ideas. Maybe you have a die, or will be writing it yourself, or stickers will do nice to.

So have fun creating, and dont forget to read the challenge rules before you enter the challenge. And you can win some new rubber stamps, isn't that great.

Other challenges to join:
christmas kick start challenge
Merry little christmas challenge
ABC christmas challenge

woensdag 8 juli 2020

Challenge 102 Off the edge

Today I will show you  a card with the beautiful florish stamp from Lost Coast Designs.
I really like this stamp, it has open parts in the flowers and leaves. This gives you the opportunity to color the florish. Love that, dont you?
So I sponged the background with distressink squeezed lemonade, peacock feathers and picked rasberry. I dropt some water on it so you get some stains.
I took a die and cut two branches and sponge them with the 3 colors.
Stamped the florish with memento black.
I used posca pens to color the florish, yellow, pink and 2 greens.
And with a white and black posca I dotted the florish.

I had fun making this card en hope you do to.
Dont forget to join the challenge, you have a change to win some rubber.
So come on over and join.

zaterdag 4 juli 2020

Late easter

Had forgotten to post these easter presents with a stamped tag. Hope you enjoy them.

woensdag 1 juli 2020

Lost Coast Designs new challenge......

Yes today there is a new challenge "Off the edge". This is so much fun.
Here is my card for this challenge to inspire you. Hope you will join us, and maybe your the lucky one to win some rubber stamps.
Here is a little tutorial how I made the card.

Distress oxide: wilted violet, spiced marmelade, musterd seed, fired brick. Memento black.
Stamping platform, 
Square acrylic block.
Thin black pen and white gell pen.

Take the stamping platform and tape 3 lines off the sentiment and stamp one line on the edge with memento black.
Repeat this with the other tekst lines.
Take the pointed ornament and stamp in the corners by using the stamping platform.
Take the acrylic block and smear some distress oxide over it.
Spray a little water on it and stamp in the middle of the card.
Repeat this with all the colors, en with every color you twist the block.
Stamp the face in the middle.
Color the ornament and the face.
Draw some lines with a fine black marker.
Matt with some black.

Have fun, and join our challenge.
Would you like to join our facebook group? Lost Coast Designs official group.

dinsdag 30 juni 2020

Lost Coast designs challenge #101 Background forward.

I really had to think about this card, making the background the star isn't that easy.
I am not used to that.
But I just like to work with my distress micro glaze, so of we go.

Distress glaze, distressink spun sugar, victorian velvet, gathered twigs.

Take a little spung and aply the glaze on to the stamp and stamp it on a piece of paper that is 5cm or 2 inch longer than the stamp.

Start sponging the bottem with spun sugar, work your way up with victorian velvet. And at the top gathered twigs. Its so magical to see the birds and trees show up, just love it.
I tore the bottom of the card and distresst it with gathered twigs and stampt the moon child stamp. Matt the card with a off white cardstock, and from the same cardstock I die cut the birds. Easy and swift.
So hurry up and join us in this exciting challenge.

donderdag 25 juni 2020

prompt swap, steampunk

With a stamping friend I have a prompt swap. This time its al about steampunk, 3 colors, vellum and crayons. I chose Neocolor II. The beetles are made of vellum. Hope you enjoy.
I am playing along with

woensdag 24 juni 2020

Tag swap with distress micro glaze

Hi there, I made this tag for a little swap group.
I used Distress micro glaze, I really love that glaze.
It is a wonderful resist, and so easy to use.

dinsdag 16 juni 2020

#101 Background forward

New challenge at Lost Coast Designs and Carmens Veranda stamps.

#101 Background forward.

Make your background the star.

For this card I used a peace off watercolorpaper.
Stamped with versamark clear and black embossingpowder.
Then I used 3 colors of blue watercolorpaint and began at the bottom with the lightest.
With a black and sand watercolorpaint I made the stains on the tree trunks.
 Its an easy and quick card with a beautiful stamp. So have fun with it.

vrijdag 12 juni 2020

Challenge #100 Celebrate, at Lost Coast designs blog.

# 100 Party clowns in orange and green.


Hello everyone, come and join the challenge at Lost Coast Designs blog.

And what a fun challenge team leader Gail has chosen.
Celebrate, yes let's celebrate life, especially now in corona time.

Join our challenge and lets celebrate and party all together.

You can still join untill the 14th, on the 15th there is a new challenge.

Take a chance in winning some rubber.


This is my take on this theme.



What I used:

LCD stamps Fantocci big nose clown and Pope clown.

Black stazon and black distressink.

Dylusion paints and spray’s,

Freshe lime, squeezed orange, polished jade, lemon zest.


In the background I used some Dutch Doobadoo masks.

Wyber, metall 2 and bubbles.


The cutting die’s are from Joy Crafts,  lets party and flags.


Color pencils, or what color medium you like to use.


And now to work, dear stampers, have fun.

I first sprayed the 4 dylusion colors and let it dry. I used  an a4 so that I had some paper for the baloons and flags. I cut the flags twice and the baloons once.

Then used the DDBD masks with the paints. And cut a piece of paper 12cm x 20cm.

In the time it is drying I stamped with black stazon the clowns and colored them.

Now the background has dried I used a black and white color pencil

Around the bubbles and wyber masks.With some black distress I made the shadows on the flags and baloons. Now cut out the clowns and glue them on with the flags and baloons. I always matt my work, but it is not necessary.


Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.

And please show as your work and join the challenge.

There are some nice prices to win.

maandag 1 juni 2020

The new challenge over at Lost Coast Designs, #100 Celebrate.

Celebrate, red white and blue clowns.

Hi everyone, here a post from Riet for the Celebrate challenge.
Oh how I love these clowns, they are such great stamps.
And as specially with the celebrate theme for this challenge.

I used:
Distressink, chipped saphire and barn door.
Acylic paints, red, white and dark blue.
Color pencils or markers, what ever will do it for you.
Dutch Doobadoo mask, stars.

I starded with the distressink colors chipped sapphire and barn door.
I wiped the ink over a craftsheet and sprayed some water on it.
I tryed to make one half red and one half blue.
Used a Dutch Doobadoo mask stars and some red and blue acrylic paint.
Red on the blue side and blue on the red side. Let it dry well.
Once its dry you slide the mask a few milimeters and go over the red and blue with a white paint (bump technic).
Let it dry well.
Now we stamp the pope clowns with stazon black on a piece of paper, and color them in and cut them out.
Pencils ore markers, what ever you like.
With a little star punch I made 3 stars en glittered them in red, white and blue.
With a little banner die, I cut a piece of left over paper and wrote “celebrate”.
Gleud the stars on a piece of whire. Now you can matt the background and glue all the pieces on.
So, I had a lot of fun making this celebration card, hope you do to.

vrijdag 29 mei 2020

Mexican town at night

Hello, are you having a nice day? I did, stamped with great pleasure. So created this scenery. I'll tell you how you can make it too. The stamp I used is "South west town" from Carmens Veranda

Smooth stamp paper.
masking tape.
Distressink: chipped sapphire, faded jeans, broken china, bundled sage, antique linen and weathered wood. White acrylic paint. Colorpencils, I used derwent colorsoft.White gelpen. White inkpad (versa magic) Stazon jet black.
First you stamp the South-west-town with black stazon.
Make a mask and mask it.
Cut a circle from masking tape and stick it on the paper, this will become the moon.
Now start with sponges behind and just above the houses with antique linen. Continue with Bundled sage and then the blue colors from light to dark. Apply some white around the moon. Make some splashes on the blue sky with water. When that is dry, splash some stars with white acrylic paint. Now remove the masks. With a small fine sponge you apply some spots on the moon with Weathered wood. Color the houses and put some white lines at the top, so the moon seems to be reflecting its light on the rooftops. Have fun, and dont forget to join in on our challenges.
They start every 1th and 15th of the month.

vrijdag 22 mei 2020

With a stamping girlfriend I do a prompt swap. I love it, its always a surprise what two people make with the same prompt. This time: one color, watercolor paint-pencils-markers, cardboard, letters and numbers, and a tag. This is what I made.

Gelli plate card

Hi, today a birthday card with a background made on the gelli plate.
Made this card a while back, but forgot to post it.

vrijdag 15 mei 2020

New challenge at Lost Coast Designs

Hi everybody, its time for a new challenge from Lost Coast Designs.
East meets west,  hhhmmmmm that is interesting.
Its about oriental, western and travel. You have to use hand stamped cards ore other project.
You dont have to include LCD stamps, but it is prefer it.
Well, here is my contribution.

I made this card using a spritzer an some aqua markers. I used the colors dark blue, light blue, orange, green and yellow. First I stamped the lovely Carmen's Veranda Southwest town with stazon black.
Masked the stamp and used the spritzer with the aqua markers. Than remove the masking tape.
I used my derwent colorsoft pencils to color the houses. Used a fineliner marker (stabilo) for the details. So come on over to the challenge and join us, and maybe you will win some rubberstamps.

donderdag 14 mei 2020

Lost Coast Designs color challenge #98

Hello there, my contribution to the challenge with the colors, Terracotta, turquoise, black and white. Love these colors. Stamps I used are: Mother of dragons and large florish. And wow what a gorgeus stamps they are. I used watercolor paper and watercolor paint. Stazon jet black and versamark clear and black embossing powder.

Because the mother of dragons is a very detailed stamp, I stamped it with embossing powder. Then masked and the swirls stamped. I colored with watercolor paint. Black mat pasted behind it and you're done.

You can still enter the challenge, so join the fun and you can win some rubber.