woensdag 28 november 2012

Christmas cards

Hello everyone,

Although we have the Sinterklaas party here in the netherlands upcoming week, we are, ofcourse, already busy with Christmas. And as a scrapper some friends and family expect a handmade christmas card! I decided to make some of them in an usual form. The paper i used is from my stash and i do not know from wich manufacturer it is. 

I also made a card with non-christmas paper, for the Dutch Card Lover Blog. But i was too late with uploading it to their site, so i am showing it here on my blog now. 

I dit a lot of heat embossing on this one and used some really cute rubons from Action.

I still have to make a few cards so you will see another post from me soon to showcase them. I know, it is a picture overload! 

Hope you all have a good week and for my readers in the Netherlands, een heel fijn sinterklaasfeest volgende week!!

Groetjes Brigitta

vrijdag 16 november 2012

Little lady at 12

Hello everyone,

It has been over a week since my last post, but finally i am going to show you a layout that i made two weeks ago. Last week i had many obligations so i didn't have time to scrap.

On the layout i scrapped three pictures of my gorgeous daughter. The photo's are made by my good friend Monique Janssen. She did a hell of a job to capture our family in a very beautiful way. 

The paper i used is the tea thyme collection by Prima. The large flowers i made myself with the Tim Holtz die tattered florals. I have it a few weeks now, and i am totally addicted. You can make so many styles of flowers with it. The pink roses are foam and i bought them at Xenos. The lace behind the big flower and behind the paper is from wild orchid crafts. The art tiles i made myself and the number 12 is from american crafts (thickers) The big pink flower i had in my stash for a while and i think it's also from Prima, just as the green leaves. Diamond stickles and liquid pearls finished the layout. Here are a few closeups:

I am off to a fun weekend with family and friends now, i hope your weekend will be great too!

Groetjes Brigitta

zondag 4 november 2012

Art tiles and bottlecap charms

Hello everyone,

This time no card or layout but two types of embellisments that i made myself. I love the prima art tiles and bottlecapcharmes, but i think they are really expensive and when i saw them i thought that i could easily make them my self.

Here's the result:

For the art tiles i painted little wood squares white with acrylic paint ( thx to Peter my colleque at work who has sawn the little pieces with danger for his own fingers cause we have a large industrial saw at our company). After painting i glued a little piece of paper to it, and then stamped with small acrylic stamps. I distressed the edges with black sooth distress ink and than covered the whole square with glossy accents. After it dries it gives a real hard clear finish.

The bottlecapcharmes are made from simple beerbottlecaps wich my husband has spraypainted black en  drew little wholes in so that they can be attached to a chain, ribbon etc. Just as with the art tiles i put a little piece of designerpaper in and stamped it. On the right one i also put two spacers in as flowers. Put a layer of glossy accents in and you're done!

I really love how they turned out and will be making more in the future to put on my projects. I already  used 2 of the art tiles ( not on the picture ) on a layout of my daughter with the photo's on from our photoshoot that we did a few weeks ago with our good friend Monique. I will show it on my blog next time!

I hope you all have a nice day!

Groetjes Brigitta