All Fun Challenges #5- Spring Elephant

It is time again for challenge #5 at All Fun Challenge blog! This week, “there is something new in the air” ….. oh la la! It’s spring! Our challenge is always “anything goes” but this week with a twist: “everything spring”.

And to celebrate “Spring”, we have 2 sponsors today at All Fun. That means also you can fabulous prices on entering challenge #5 at All Fun! We welcome: Bugaboo stamps, who offers a $12.00 gift code  to the winner of the challenge which is approx 4 digital images!

We also welcome Twistoon who offers a price of $10 and another of $5!

I was excited to work with a stamp from Bugaboo Stamps: the “spring elephant” . You can use “spring elephant”, for many of your card projects! I think it is perfect for a new little baby girl too! What do you think?! But of course, you can use it on many other projects too.

Here is what I have created:

March 22 again! And spring too. I must honestly tell you that it was difficult to get started to make the map. Not because of this very nice stamp. Then I spoke to myself very strict and said: now you sit down and you are going to make something! Maybe not a very nice card, but at least I did my best. And once you have started, the rest actually goes by itself. The hardest part is getting started.

I took some of my cutting dies this time. Also because I wanted to use that super cute bow. It was not easy to stick the bow, but in the end it worked out with some brutal force. πŸ™‚ I put some bling bling things on those spots where the designer of this stamp drew water droplets. And a bling bling flower on the spot of the little snowflake. I destressed the edges of the desing paper very lightly.

With this very cute stamp of the spring elephant, my card is perfect to make a little girl happy, I think!

Entered in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams – Feminine
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends –  Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations –  Spring Florals
The Corrosive Challenges –  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Spring is Coming
Incy Wincy – Spring Fling
Penny Black & More – Spring Flowers
Use Your Stuff – Spring

Wishing you good luck with challenge #5 at All Fun Challenges!

Take good care of yourself! Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you again very soon and in good health! Bye,


Creative Knockouts Challenge #342- Spring Bunnies- Bugaboo Stamps

Hello my crafty friends! It’s time again, for an other challenge over at The Creative Knockouts!

About the challenge:
Our challenge this week is to create a project based on a fun Tic Tac Toe board! You will find this board on our blog. So how this works is: you need to choose one line-straight or diagonal and use all three elements of that line on your project. Be sure to describe what you have used in your project!

About the sponsor:
This challenge is sponsored by: Bugaboo Stamps
Along with images provided to the design team, they have also offered up a prize, you can win: $12 voucher OR approx 4 images to one lucky crafter!

Here is my card, I choose the image called Spring Bunnies.

What do you think of this happy spring trio? Does they not make you extremely happy? And despite the fact that the sun still doesn’t seem very enthusiastic today, with these three happy little friends, you get the spring tickles yourself. Just a “little sunshine on a cloudy day”, wink wink πŸ™‚ Do you hear me humming the song while I was crafting?

Some details about my card:
I choose to go for: distressing, bling and ofcourse the digital stamp “Spring Bunnies“.

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More  #381 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations  – Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments – Anything Goes/Optional add Buttons 
Double D – Welcome Spring
Sisterhood of Crafters  – Easter

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope to see you next time! And be sure and join in our weekly challenge at The Creative Knockouts! Please click on the link to join in the fun, I can’t wait to see what you create!!!


Aud Sentiments Challenge #247-Spring / Easter Sentiment – Polkadoodles

First of all, lots of people around the world, are affected by the current health situation. Many of you might be having a difficult time! That is why I like to reach out with positive thoughts and encouragement, and I hope that the community of crafters and artists can be an encouragement in this weird time. Making and sharing crafts and art can be a comforting and helpful a way to refocus our thoughts!

Well, lets go to a new challenge now. I am so honoured to be a new design team member for Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog! Thank you so much for the opportunity. Here is my very first design team card.

Our sponsor is: Polkadoodles and I have used one of the sponsor images: Tulip Darling for my card.

This is my card using the image called Tulip Darling.

“Isn’t she lovely?!” Oh yes, that was what came to my mind,when I first saw this beautiful digistamp. The illustration looks very detailled, but I can asure you that it is very easy to color!

Details about my card:
I used a design paper from my paper stash. It is many years old, I can tell. I thought the spring design will match the theme and the fairy as well. Of course I have to use a sentiment. I did not found any sentiments in my stash that I had in mind (can you believe that? No of course not πŸ˜‰ ) so I search on the web , found a nice sentiment that fullfilled my needs and printed it also out on a somewhat heavier cardstock. I also printed the image of the fairy out twice and made a kind of a 3D effect with the tullips.

And it really isn’t any more! But that is not necessary. The The Darling Buds Tulip of Polkadoodles is beautiful enough!

With this card I would love to play along in the following challenges:

Wishing you all the best and hope to see you next time again! Good luck with challenge #247 at
Aud Sentiments !
Thank you for visiting my blog!


A Crazy Ferris Wheel

Actually, I am someone who looks in November already, all the plants out of the ground. I don’t like rain, cold, or wetness at all! Okay, Christmas is fun, but I prefer to skip the autumn and winter months. But this year I prefer to skip the coming months. I wish we were six months later in the year! I think that’s why I participate in this Christmas card challenge!

Don’t they look carefree from these snowmen in the Ferris wheel?

Take good care of yourself! Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you again soon! Bye,

With this card I would like to enter in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – ATG / No Patterned Papers

All Fun Challenges #4-Fabrika Fantasy

I’m so excited to announce that I have joined the All Fun Challenges Design Team! I look forward to sharing some super fun challenges with you for this super creative team.
I’m jumping right in with the March Challenge #4!

This week, our sponsor is: Fabrika Fantasy. Fabrika Fantasy writes and illustrates stories in the genre of fantasy adventure and children’s books. They offer illustration services for authors as well as images for crafters and designers. Awesome coloringpages and digistamps are available as instant downloads in their online store. I invite you to take a tour through their awesome website! After you joined the wonderful challenges at All Fun Challenge Blog of course, because this weeks prices are sponsered by this faboulus sponsor!

I was excited to work with the “Young Inari and kitsune” coloring page. This image is part of a coloring book, named Goddesses of Myths . The coloringbook is as beautiful like the name tells you. Besides coloringbooks for adults they also sell digital stamps for crafters. And that is why I decided to make a cart of my finished project!

Here is what I have created:

Guess what I was singing when I was working on my project? Exactly: “Little China Girl” by David Bowie!

Some details about the making of my card:
I have to tell you that for this project I have pulled out my entire watercolor assortment! Everything was used: water color, pearl water color, aqua markers, water color pencils, gel pens and a white gelly roller. As I say: everything!
What I also did before I start to paint, is google on “how does chinese wolves looks like”, “how does a chinese landscape look like”, I have googled on “chinese girls” … etc. I did a little bit of a research before I started my project!
Like we use to say in the Netherlands: Klaar is Klara! (-> “Klara” is ready πŸ™‚ )

With this beautiful “Young Inari and kitsune” coloring page, my card has become a beautiful mixed media artwork! It was very nice to make, challenging, but with a good result! I love that.

Entered in the following challenges:
Angie’s Digital Stamps – #40 Anything Goes Not twist
CD Sunday Plus Challenge – #30 Anything goes
Dare 2b Artzy – March Challenge

Wishing you good luck with challenge #4 at All Fun Challenges!

And thank you so much, for visiting my blog!


Creative Knockouts Challenge #340- Lots of Layers- Leann’s World 101

Hello my crafty friends! It’s time for another challenge over at The Creative Knockouts! Thank you for joining us last week and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We are sponsored by LeAnn’s World 101, this week. You don’t have to use the digistamps to join in, but if you have some we would love to see them used.
The Creative Knockouts are generously giving away a price this week: 2 images from the shop, for one lucky participant ! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the linktools down at the bottom of the challenge Blog. How AWESOME is that?! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Our theme for this week is: Lots of Layers! We challenge you to use lots of layers on your card , so use your paper and embellishments!

Our sponsor is: Leann’s World 101

This is my card using the image called Sher and Mike.

Oh, you know me and my association with all kinds of songs and lyrics while I am crafting. This cute image reminds me of a Dutch child song: “Hanneke en Janneke“. It is a song about two little friends, who are walking under mothers umbrella, while the rain sings a song…

So you now know why I used this design papers in the colors of the Dutch flag: red, white and blue! Besides, on this moment it is realy raining cat’s and dogs out here, so I had a lot of inspiration , to make this card!

This is how I made my card:

  1. First, I printed this incredibly fun digital stamp “Sher and Mike” on a somewhat thicker paper.
  2. Then I colored it with my alcohol markers For the shading I used some color pencils too.
  3. The images is very detailed. I colored it in with just a few colors of my alcohol markers.
  4. I also colored the whole background of my image with a greyish/blue light color. This time I made little rounds with my brushtip of my alcoholmarker, so the backround look like rainy clouds.
  5. When I was working on it, I decided to ad some more details to the image. So I draw a little waterpool around the feets of the characters. And I added some dots to the rain boots of the little girl. And if you noticed: I could not stop being worried about the cold feets of the boy in the waterpool, so I colored the whole slippers blue and it looks now that he has better shoes for this kind of wheater LOL (it was just a happy accident , but do not tell anybody further πŸ˜‰ )
  6. I matted my colored image into a square piece of design paper.
  7. I add some cute little glitter raindrops to the card. Just for a little fun.
  8. Than I glued my image on a larger piece of cardstock using the same red as my designpapers.
  9. Because with the distressed corners the cards looks a little vintage and so the card became quit eclectic. That is why I thought I could ad a vintage style bow to my card too.

The design paper I have used, is from my stash. I used a paperpack from Marianne Designs, called Dutch Design and I have used a paperpack from Craftsensations.

Now I hope you’ll join us for this fun challenge at the Creative Knock Outs Challenge blog, for your chance to win 2 prices!

With my card I would love to play along in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – March 2020 Challenge
Cute Card Thursday – #624 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenge – 497, week 1 Stamp Act
Southern Girls Challenge – Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze Challenge – #165 Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog! And if you would leave me some love on my blog: click on the post title and scroll all the way down to the post. There will you find the comment section! Thank you so much!

Wishing you good luck with challenge #340 at The Creative Knockouts!


Place to Start March, 2020 Challenge: Use A Household Product

I can hardly believe it is already March! But the new challenge at A Place To Start, makes me believe that it is really true! And this month we challenge you to use a household product as an embellishment (paper clip, coffee filter shape, tissue paper flower, waxed paper (as a substitute for vellum or shaker pocket, etc.)) If that is not a challenge! But for a creative person, this must succeed.

I made a small knit from 2 toothpicks! Here is my card, I hope you like it!!!

How I made my card:
1. With 2 toothpicks and embroidery thread I have set up a knitwear.
2. I then wound a small ball of yarn to suggest a small ball of wool.
3. At the end of the toothpicks I have glued 2 beads.
4. I have glued a heart-shaped doily onto a card.
5. I have a piece of washi tape that looks like a measuring tape: perfect for this card!
6. I have given my little knitwear a nice place on my card.
7. I added some sequins for the fun.
8. And I have a stamp set from Alie- express with this fun text saying: “You keep me from unraveling”.
I stamped this text with versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.

Here you can see a detailed look of the final embellishment:

Thanks for visiting my blog! And if you would leave me some love on my blog: click on the post title and scroll all the way down to the post. There will you find the comment section! Thank you so much!

I hope to see you next time! And be sure and join in our monthly challenge at a Place to Start Blog! Please click on the link to join in the fun, I can’t wait to see what you create!!!

I would also like to add my card to the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft March #111 Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft open challenge March #3 – Anything Goes
Classic Design March #3 – Anything Goes
Corrosive challenge blog March #3 – Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ – March 2020 Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – #73 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks 496 week 5 – All Occasions
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 127 – Anything Goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog – #44 Anything Goes