Friday, 24 February 2017

3D Hearts Cards - Pebbles

Hey everyone! Today I thought I'd share my Pebbles 3D hearts cards with you. I created these with the My Funny Valentine collection, even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone. I think every day is a perfect day to tell someone you love them or how terrific you think they are, so these cards can be sent any day (except maybe for the one with “Happy Valentines Day” on it, lol).

I love adding a bit of extra texture and dimension to my cards, but as the cards should still fit in an envelope you can’t go overboard with this. Adding folded hearts like I did here is the perfect solution as they are super easy to fold back so they are flat again. Here’s a little photo collage showing how I created the card with the cute little piggie:

1: I punched three hearts and using a tiny attacher I stapled them on top of each other and folded the sides of the two top hearts up.

2: I cut a piece of cardstock (8 x 13 cm) and adhered the piggie sticker to it. I pierced three little holes in the card and threaded three pieces of twine through them, knotting them at one end.

3: Next I adhered the folded hearts on top of the pierced holes, so it looked like the twine is now attached to them.

4: Using a black pen I doodled around the four edges of the cardstock.

I cut a piece of patterned paper (9 x 14 cm) and matted the withe card with it and adhered it all on a folded piece of white cardstock. The finished card now measures 10 x 15 cm (= 4″ x 6″). With an extra (gold) heart sticker and a die-cut stapled to it the card is ready to be sent!

In this same way I created two more cards, using two more of those cute stickers as the centre piece of it all. Like these donuts, aren’t they super cute?! Of course I just had to use donut paper in the 3D hearts as well.

Or these little birdies?

I’m totally in love with this collection!

And because my planner was lying on my desk with my cards on top of it I got an idea for my planner:

This collection just makes me soooo happy! Hope you’ll have fun with it too!

My Funny Valentine Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts (733273)
My Funny Valentine Puffy Stickers (733278)
My Funny Valentine Washi Tape Strips Sheets (733321)
My Funny Valentine Stickers 6″x 12″ Icons & Accents (732322)
My Funny Valentine Double-Sided Cardstock 12″ x 12″ XOXO (733325)
My Funny Valentine Double-Sided Cardstock 12″ x 12″ Pretty In Pink (733326)
My Funny Valentine 6″x 6″ Paper Pad (733523)
American Crafts Precision Pen Black .05 (62321)
American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack (366303)
American Crafts Cutup Craft Scissors 7″ (64201)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Wishing you a wonderful day.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Life is Beautiful - The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends! Today on the blog of The Cut Shoppe I'm sharing this 12x12 layout using some of the new cut files: "Instant Camera" and "Quirky Quotes". I always love using frames on my layouts, so when I saw the new Instant Camera cut files I wanted to use them straight away. The "limited edition" quote from the Quirky Quotes cut file can be used on any layout so I cut that too. Here's what I did:

And these are the cut files I used: 

The collection I used is from Fancy Pants and is called "Life Is Beautiful". I just love the bright and happy colors of this collection! They were just perfect for the photos of my son and one of his friends having fun in the "Efteling", which is the most famous amusement park in The Netherlands. 

Here are a few close-ups of the four Instant Camera frames. I cut them at the size 8 cm x 12 cm (which is a bit larger than 3"x 4.5") and glued a little piece of patterned paper behind the lower half of the frame. Next I also matted all of them and behind two of the frames I also added a photo. I arranged them evenly on my page and embellished them. The machine stitching and the journaling was added last. 

And also a close-up of the Quirky Quotes quote I used:

This is it! Hope you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to have a look in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out the latest new cut files. 

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Here Comes Trouble - like for ever kit club

Hi everyone, Monique here sharing another layout I created with the fabulous February Beep Beep Kit. For this layout I selected Dear Lizzy's beautiful Up & Away paper and a photo of my youngest son who’s showing me his new football shoes. I saved the paper I loved most till last but now I definitely wanted to use it and although the colours aren’t really colours for a boy I decided I was going to use it anyway. Here’s what I did:

I started my layout by piercing a heart shape in my white cardstock and (hand)punching lots of hearts from the Up & Away paper. I filled the pierced heart with the punched hearts, except for the space I had reserved for my photo:

When I had finished adhering all the hearts and put the (matted) photo with the journaling cards and tags in place, I hand stitched the pierced heart with yellow embroidery thread.

Next I studied the sheet of Thickers looking for a word that I could use for my title and discovered the word “trouble” on it… I knew straight away what my title would be! After finding the right spot for the title I adhered the fox die-cut (soooo cute!), the green word sticker and wrote a bit of journaling.

I also stapled a word flag to the photo and gave the cute bear a puffy camera:

he drops of silver color mist (Mister Huey’s) came last.

This is it! Hope you like it! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

xx Monique

Thursday, 16 February 2017

My Creative Scrapbook February Sketch Challenge

I love using sketches for my pages so when I heard My Creative Scrapbook is having a monthly sketch challenge as well, I decided to play along! Here's what I created using their February Main Kit:

And a few close-ups:

The word "love" is one of the MCS cut files for February: 

And this is the sketch for February: 

If you love sketches and you think you might give it a try then don't forget to link it up on the blog of My Creative Sketches and who knows, maybe you're the winner of this wonderful (random drawn) prize (internationals can join in as well!). 

You can use any product you want, you don't have to use the kit!! Hop over to the My Creative Sketches blog for more details. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog again today! Really appreciating it!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

February 15 Sketch Reveal at Stuck?! Sketches.

Hi everyone! It's time for another sketch reveal over at Stuck?! Sketches. For this layout I used Fancy Pants's "Life Is Beautiful" collection and a photo of my friend Mieke and me. 

And Laura Whitaker's sketch: 

The sponsors for this month are: 

The ScrapRoom, who are sponsoring this challenge with a $20.00 gift certificate to their online store for one lucky participant.

and Scrapmatts, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering two large pieces of chipboard to a second lucky participant!

And of course a guest designer will be chosen too! 

Here are a few more close-ups of my page: love that typewriter!! 

And those puffy alphabet stickers are so fun!

And all the other die-cuts in this collection are just perfect too!

I hope you'll give the sketch a try! If you do don't forget to link up your project on Stuck?! Sketches' blog! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Have a great day! 

xx Monique

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! At The Cut Shoppe Ashley has got a fun, FREE Cut File to show our love for all of The Cut Shoppe's amazing fans!!

Instead of cutting it, you can also insert a sketch pen in your Silhouette and then paint it, using some watercolor paint ... which is what I did on this layout of my daughter and her partner:

You can download the Pucker Up Buttercup cut file by clicking on the graphic on TCS's blog!

Here are a few close-ups of my page.

I used an older collection of Crate Paper "Notes & Things" which I still love.

Now hop over to The Cut Shoppe and grab your free cut file!  And don't forget to visit The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to check out all of the awesome Valentine's Day/love themed cut files that are available!

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you a fantastic Valentine's Day!!