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 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.

maandag 18 mei 2020

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.