Monday, 26 January 2015

Quietfire Queen of Hearts Blog Hop: and the winner is....

I cannot thank you enough for all the lovely comments left under my blogpost....
You all make blogging and creating so much fun...Thanks!

The randomly picked winner of the Queen of Hearts Blog Hop is:

Beautiful cad love how you added glossy accents to the heart . Your bow and embellishments are perfect for this card . Thanks for the step by step tutorial
Marilyn, congratulations!
Please email Quietfire Design ( with your complete name and snailmail adress.


Saturday, 24 January 2015

International Ambassadors Victorian Blog Hop

 Welcome to the very first informal blog hop for the International Ambassadors! We got together (online of course) and decided to have a blog hop, just for fun.... 
It is a great way for you to get to know who we are and to see what we can do....

This is us:
Christine Emberson (Great Britain)
Christina Griffiths (Great Britain)
Linda Lucas (Australia)
Yvonne van de Grijp (The Netherlands) (that's me)

And now....time for Blog Hopping!
If you came here from Linda's Blog - you are in the right place!

We have chosen to use Dies from the Victorian Range - these Dies are divine and it is so much fun to create with them, as you will see as you stop by each Designers Blog:

For the Victorian blog hop I made you a classical card using the Victorian template set called "Delightful Foliage".

  • Fold white cardstock size 11"x7½" to a card size 5.5"x7,5".
  • Stamp sentiment exactly onto the centre of the card base.
  • Cut a piece of blue patterned paper to size 5" x7".
  •  Put Delightful Foliage #2 (with #1 being the smallest die-template) onto the centre of the blue rectangle and drawn a line along the innerside of the die-template with a pencil. Carefully cut out the centre along the pencil lines.
  • Glue blue frame upon cardbase using 3D foam squares.
  • Stack  Matting Basics B #7 and Delightful Foliage #2  and cut/emboss using white cardstock.
  • Leave the dies-templates on the paper and stencil using brown ink and a dauber. remove the die-templates and glue upon cardbase using 3D foam squares.
  • Embellish the card using mulberry flowers , ribbon and self-adhesive Pearls.

Used materials:

Thanks so much for stopping by - we hope you enjoy your time with us - we will be back with more - you can count on it!
Have a nice day!


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts Blog hop!

Welcome to Day 3 of the the Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!

In case you missed it, here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):
Day 1: Jan 19 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Day 2: Jan 20 - Sherry and Yogi
Day 3: Jan 21 - Teresa and Yvonne (that's me!)
Day 4: Jan 22 - Wanda and Robyn
Day 5: Jan 23 - Suzanne

For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp (Don’t be shy!) leave a comment below before midnight Sunday January 25th, 2015.
A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards.
If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts!
Good Luck!

Here's my contribution to the blog hop:


For my card I used:

  • Make a white card (folded) size7.5"x 5 3/8".
  • Glue upon a slightly smaller pink layer and a layer of patterned paper. 
  • Stamp Quietfire Design sentiment upon white cardstock.
  • Color the heart pink ( I used a copic marker) and put Glossy accents on the heart. Let dry.
  • Cut the stamped cardstock using Matting basics B #2 (with #1 being the smallest die template)
  • Cut Matting Basics A #2 using brown cardstock
  • Cut Matting Basics B #3 using pink cardstock.
  • Glue the 3 layers upon another.
  • Cut/emboss  Bow Elegance #3 and 4 (stacked) using light pink cardstock.
  • Ink the edges with copper ink (using a dauber)
  • Cut Bow Elegance #4 from darker cardstock.
  • Glue both Bow Elegance die-cuts upon another.
  • Glue stacked rectangles upon using 3D foam squares
  • Glue stacked die-cuts upon patterned paper using 3D foam squares.
  • Add embellishments to the card.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!
Happy crafting!

Don't forget to hop on over to Teresa's blog for she's made you a gorgeous project too today!


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Spellbinders - Stempelglede card: True Friendship....

Hallo allemaal,
Vandaag heb ik een kaart voor jullie die ik voor de Spellbinders® blog heb gemaakt.
Voor meer foto's en een volledige werkbeschrijving kun je hier klikken

Hello everyone,
Today's project is a card that I made for the Spellbinders blog.
For more pictures and full instructions click here.

Gebruikte materialen:
Used materials:

Spellbinders:  S4-116 Standard Circles SmallS4-126 Classic Squares Large, S4-478 Blooming Collection, GC-200 Spellbinders®  Grand Calibur Machine
Anna Griffin®: Perfect Palette cardstock - 12"x12" cardstock
Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Advanced Craft glue
Clearsnap®: Colorbox: Cat's Eye® Queue®: Rose Petals (used color: Rouge) - inkpads
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®: Stazon® Jet Black inkpad (SZ-31), Timber Brown (SZ-41)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: white foam squares (no. 01616), E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable
Want2Scrap©: 72 count white pearls #2161 - self-adhesive pearls
WorldWin Papers®: Cut Mates™ diecutable cardstock 12"x12" (used color: White Flour)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Valentine's Day.... Quietfire Design & Spellbinders

Hallo lieve allemaal,
Vandaag heb ik voor jullie mijn allereerste Valentijns kaart voor dit jaar.
Ja, want over een maand is het alweer zover: Valijntijns dag!
Voor mijn kaart heb ik 1 van de allernieuwste Quietfire Design stempels en ook 1 van de allernieuwste Spellbinders stanzen gebruikt.

Hello everyone,
Today I have for you my very first Valentine's card this year.
Yes...only about a month to go before it's Valnetine's Day!
For my card I used one of the very latest Quietfire stamps and also one of the newest Spellbinders dies.

De kaart is niet in traditioneel rood, maar in vintage pastel kleuren.
Door randjes van verschillende lagen te bewerken met een distresser en distress ink, in combinatie met een klassiek frame, krijgt het kaartje een vintage uitstraling...
Een complete werkbeschrijving kun je terugvinden op de Quietfire blog (klik daarvoor hier).

The card is not in traditional red, but in vintage pastel colors.
The edges of the different layers are altered (using a distresser tool) and in combination with the beautiful classical Spellbinders frame, the crda gets that lovely vintage look...
Full instructions on how to make this card are to be found on the Quietfire blog (click here)

Gebruikte materialen:
Used materials:

Ik hoop dat jullie de kaart leuk vinden en ik kijk weer uit naar jullie reacties.
Dank je wel voor het langkomen.
Fijne dag allemaal...

I hope you like my card and (as always) am looking forward to your comments.
Thnaks for stopping by.
Have a nice day everyone....


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Visiting Friends...


Hallo lieve allemaal,
Op deze stormachtige dag maar eens een vrolijk en fleurig kaartje gemaakt.
Voor deze kaart is maar 1 set  stanzen gebruikt: Spellbinders® 5x7 Elegant Labels Four.
De roze middenlaag is uitgeknipt met een schaar (de mal heb ik dus als tekenmal voor het uitknippen gebruikt).
Voor een extra 3D effect heb ik de verschillende gestanste lagen opgeplakt met foamblokjes.
De schattige stempel is van Jenny Johnson, ingekleurd met distress inkt.
Het gebruikte scrappapier is van Papermania.


Hello everyone,
Here in Holland we're having storm and rain, so time to cheer up with a happy and bright card!
I used only one set of die-templates to make this card: Spellbinders® 5x7 Elegant Labels Four
The pink layer was cutr by scissors: I used the die-template as a template by drawing a line on the inside with a pencil and then cut it with scissors.
For an extra 3D effect 3D-foam squares were used.
The cute stamp is an oldie by Penny Johnson and colored with Distress ink.

Gebruikte materialen:
Used materials:

Ik hoop dat jullie het kaartje leuk vinden en dank je wel voor je bezoekje aan mijn blog...
Fijne dag allemaal!

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting my blog...
Have a nice day!


Season´s Giving Blog Hop: and the winners are.....

Hello everyone,
Thank you so much for all the lovely and heartwarming comments on my Season´s Giving Blog Hop blogpost.....
And also a very warm welcome to all he new followers of my blog....thanks so much for signing up, I love to have you visiting my blog and artwork!

I chose 3 random give away winners:

Wow, your projects are fabulous, especially the LO of your gorgeous granddaughter! Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year :)

Happy New Year
You have a beautiful grand daughter
Your card are lovley
Thanks for such a great give away
I also became a follower....wishing you the best for 2015

Am your newest "Friend" on FB and your blog. :) You are amazingly talented! Fabulous fun! Am your newest follower by the way, and looking forward to all that 2015 is going to bring!

Congrats ladies!
Please contact me by email (my email-adress is to be found on the right bar)
and send me your adress so I can send you the goodies!

A new Give-away soon....
I have decided to do another give away end this month, so ....keep a close eye on my blog for a new winning chance! ....maybe a set of Spellbinders dies?...  ;-))

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Friday, 9 January 2015

Season's Givings BlogHop......

Hello everyone,

The Season's Giving Blog Hop is to give a big warm thank you to all of you who follow our blogs, Pinterest and Facebook pages, taking time to read our posts and leaving the sweetest comments.

I cannot express how thankful I am for all of you and how much fun you make papercrafting for me and share the things I make with all of you.
It's you all I share my happy moments with...
It's also you all that keep my spirit up at times when I feel I lost my mojo...
It's you that give me confidence
and I more than appreciate you all taking the time to leaves comments.
A big big THANK YOU to all of you...

And since I am not the only papercrafter feeling this way, a big group of us (18 companies and 114 designers!) are participating in this worldwide bloghop to celebrate you all and each and everyone of us will do a give on hopping down the list below.
A big thank tyou to Latisha Yoast who has organized it all....

Some of my own 2014 favorite projects  (all to be found here on my blog):

our beautiful granddaughter....

July: getting asked for the Quietfire Design DT after being guest designer
(blogpost here)
And of cours lots and lots of Spellbinder projects....

(blogpost here)

(blogpost here)

The card that got me admitted to the Stempelgelde DT in January
(blogpost here)

My blog hop give-aways:
I will be giving away up to 3 sets:
Give away #1: at 25 or more comments:

plus Give away #2: at 50 or more comments:

plus: Give away #3: at 100 or more comments:

The rules to enter the give-away:
1. Leave a comment below this blogpost
2. Be or become a follower of my blog.
3. My give away is open to all countries.
4. Sharing this bloghop in any way with your own audience is not obliged, but would be appreciated very much!

Winner announcements:
On Saturday January 10th I will announce the winner(s) here on my blog.

Find/ follow me at:
Please feel free to visit/follow me on my Facebook  (just send me a friendship request).
You can also follow me on Pinterest where I have boards for my own work: Phoebeez, for Spellbinders, Quietfire Design, Stempelglede and many other creative boards...feel free to follow me.
If you don't want to miss out on any of my blogposts you can even email subscribe (see right bar here on my blog).

Season's Givings blog hop participants:
And now for the complete list of participants of the Blog hop.

Remember that each and everyone does give-aways on our blogs, so be sure to visit all of us.
I can assure you that we all give away beautiful prizes!
Have lots of fun!
Simply click on the name to go to the corresponding website/blog:

Wishing you all lots and lots of succes at blog hopping!
and also wishing all the best for a wonderful 2015....
I hope to hear from you all a lot again throughout this year!