woensdag 31 januari 2007
maandag 29 januari 2007
Het hart is gestempeld door twee bladeren een klein beetje te laten overlappen. Ik beleef in dezelfde kleur, dus ik heb geen masker gebruikt. Daarna heb ik het uitgesneden en op donkergroen gemat. Het zit rechtsboven met foamtape aan de kaart vast en onderaan met gewone dubbelzijdige tape. Zo kantelt het hart precies zoals ik het hebben wil. De vier gebruikte stempels op de kaart komen van de Artemio stempellappen die ik ga demonstreren.
De volgende kaart wordt geel of roze (onder voorbehoud), want 10 maart is het alweer bijna lente. Tijd voor vrolijk tinten dus! Dat kan sowieso geen kwaad met het grijze weer van nu...
zondag 28 januari 2007
woensdag 24 januari 2007
zondag 21 januari 2007
Didn’t do much stamping since that orange card I showed early January. Made a card for my mother-in-law, she had her birthday last Monday. Forgot to make a picture of it though, so can’t show it here. It was a dark red card with a 3D-picture of a tabby cat by Francien van Westering, a really talented painter from Holland. You’ll just have to take my word for it that is was a nice card.
I went to a sale yesterday with my mother and my friend L. It was held at a stamps factory in the city of Eindhoven. And we all had some mixed feelings about it. Yes there were great deals and enough stamps to go round. But I was there for the second time and saw a lot of the same stuff as last year. And my mother, being supportive to all stamp-related initiatives from our own country, had bought quite a lot of new stamps from that manufacturer this year. But it turned out a lot of those new stamps were up for grabs as well! So she paid well over €100,00 for a couple of unmounted Ready2stamp sheets, but I was able to pick out only the ones I really liked and go home with 22 stamps for only ten Euros. That really sucked. Maybe I should not have bought those stamps after all. I just hope that my mother will be more careful buying products from them. And I didn’t really like the way they worked before, that has not gotten any better after yesterday…
But it’s only fair to mention that I did have some great deals. I went home with 30 unmounted stamps (we call them ummies), a big ink pad (Fresh green by Colorbox), a cat’s eye (Lime by Colorbox again) and a very, very cute alphabet starring Pooh, Tigger and Piglet. I have been lurking on that set from All night media for almost three years, but now I finally bought it. This much to the likes of my Hubby, who is a big fan of Pooh. So this was my second treasure bath this year, and January is not even over yet!
vrijdag 5 januari 2007
Didn't post for two days, so I'll have to do some catching up. I bought myself a book (Making websites for dummies) that is very interesting. Been a blogger for less than a week and I am already dreaming of heaving my own website! Well, who knows. Maybe I'll get the hang of it somewhere down the line.
Yesterday I posted a little "welcome to the world" card a couple of houses down the street. I got caught in the act though, so I was invited in, got a mug of tea and a little mini-boy in my arms. Very cool! Felt a bit embarrassed that I did not bring any gifts, but I did not expect to get invited in. This is the card I tried to snug in the mailbox:
I know, it's not a stamped card, but I do other techniques as well sometimes. Created the background wit a punch (following a pattern). Had the card waiting for the perfect opportunity for quite some time.
The little boy is called Mats and he choose the second Christmas day (yes, the Dutch have two of those) to come into the world. I know by experience that it's not much fun to have your birthday on a holiday (my mother celebrates hers on the second Christmas Day as well), but I hope it will not bug him too much.
But this was the last baby card I had "on stock", so I'm off to work now. Got to get me some stock again, because we are expecting a baby boom in our neighbourhood starting early April. Gives my lovely hubby the change to install his new toy. That is a brand new computer, so if you don't hear from me for a while, something went less smooth than it is supposed to... Hope to write you soon again!