Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Prima - CAT - Save the Date-Today!

Hello Paper friends! Sharing with you the card I made using the sketch for the Prima November CAT Challenge. For this card I used the Rossibelle collection and chipboard pieces by Scrapiniec. 
I love doing these challenges and for a change I made a Save the Date card. 
The flowers are nice and shimmery and the clear stamp makes for a fun border.
I hope you get inspired by this sketch too! Join the fun.

Thank you for checking my blog, if you like my projects I hope you want to follow me. 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ScrapBerry's - Christmas Wall Hanger

Hello ScrapBerry's and Paper friends!

Lydia here today with you showing a fun Christmas wall hanger using the ScrapBerry's-Once Upon A Winter collection. 

I started with a block of wood that I dry brushed with white heavy gesso. Once that was dry I went over it with a mint green acrylic. Not being too thorough, leaving some white spots here and there. After this I sanded some parts to create a weathered look. 

For the background I  used a die-cut that was the perfect size for a nice border and added a mat under it. I now had the basis for my winter scene. Time to start some fuzzy-cutting. The boy and the girl are so cute. I used some sisal for grass. Added a polymer bench and flower decorations and painted them.

Tucked in a couple of chipboard snowflakes so all in all a nicely layered project topped off with a nice silk ribbon bow. Everything covered with a nice dollop of snow and it looks like our cute couple is strolling through the snow.

I hope you like the project. Thank you so much for looking.

ScrapBerry's Items List :

Once Upon A Winter - Winter Dream - SCBSCB220605605
Once Upon A Winter - Snowflakes - SCB220605606
Once Upon A Winter - Fun & Joy - SCB220605609
Once Upon A Winter - Happy Holiday - SCB220605608b
French Journey - Polymer Items - French Journey 1 - SCB26001009
Fairy Tale - Polymer Items - Fairy Tale Birds - SCB26002012
Silk Ribbon - White - SCB510202

Other Manufacturers Items List :

Michaels - Block - Wall Hanger
Michaels - Sisal
Prima - Heavy White Gesso - 961442
Prima - Snowflake Paste - 962906
13@rts - Ayeeda Paint - Matte Mint - 519T
Scrapiniec - Snowflakes - ID 4300
Scrapiniec - Merry Christmas - ID 4307
Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Floral Assortment

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This moment!

Hello Paper friends!

This year is my 25th Anniversary and that's of course the perfect reason to go through some of my old wedding photo's to give it a new staging.

7Dots - November Challenge - Link

I started of with stamping and using a couple of stencils and past to create an interesting background. I love the 7Dots Studio collection packs because you have so much choice in creating a layered project. 

Part of the layering are these wonderful Snipart chipboard pieces and the title. I kept them as they were. The color scheme was quite simple.

For the flowers I chose a mixture of Prima and Petaloo flowers and kept it in the same colors.
A seambinding bow in the right color and we're almost done.

Some final splatters and the layout is all done!

Thank you so much for looking.

If you like my projects I hope you'd like to follow me! That would be really nice.

The list with used items:
7Dots Studios - Lost and Found - Lab Notes - SDPP0130
7Dots Studios - Lost and Found - Sticky Notes - SDPP-132
7Dots Studios - Lost and Found - Tags - SDPE8028
7Dots Studios - Fortune Teller - Word Stickers 6x12 - SDST0041
Snipart - Squares
Snipart - This Moment
Kaisercraft - Clear Stamp - Arty
Prima - Salvage District - Clear Stamp - 584726
Prima - Heavy Gesso - 961442
Prima - Printery - Coventry Rose - 553296
Prima - Flowers - 577766
Petaloo - Textured Elements - Burlap Blossems - Black - 1201209 
Petaloo - Textured Elements - Burlap Blossems - Black - 1200209
Petaloo - Floral Embaleshments - Mini Canterbury - Lime - 1823-313
13@rts - Stencil - Aria Song
13@rts - Stencil - Falling Dots

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Free 2 Create!

Hello paper friends!
Sharing a card I made for the Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo November Challenge.

Items used :

13@rts - His and Hers - 6x6 Paper pad
13@rts - Stencil - Butterflies
13@rts - Chipboard - Butterflies
13@rts - Splash Ink - Black
13@rts - Splash Ink - White
13@rts - Splash Ink - Woodbine
13@rts - Gesso
13@rts - Mists
Prima - Metal adornments (Lightbulb & 2)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blue Fern Design Team Announcement! - I'm in it!!!

Announcing the 2017 Blue Fern Studios Design Team

Wow, we were so impressed by the applications we received for our design team call!  
We looked carefully at each application, visited blogs and online galleries, and were so amazed
 by the artistic work of each one of you who applied.  Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Making the announcement is exciting, but we know that we must also disappoint many of you, 
and that makes it difficult for us.  More than anything, we wish we could add 
each and every one of you to our team.  Thanks to all of you 
for taking the time to submit your application.  

We would now like to announce the 2017 Blue Fern Design Team:

Annie Samson - Canada

Babi Kind - United States

Catherine Giguere - Canada

Halyna - Ukraine

Kris Berc - United States

Lydia Guijt - United States

Tartine Peluche - Canada

Wendy Scholten - Netherlands

Vera Shelemekh - Russia

Congratulations to each of you!  
We look forward to a wonderful 2017.

Today Blue Fern Studios announced their new Design team for 2017! I'm so excited and proud to be a member of this wonderful team! See you soon with some amazing projects!
Stay tuned!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ScrapBerry's reversed Canvas - Merry Christmas!

Hello ScrapBerry's friends.
Lydia here today, sharing a vintage themed reverse canvas with you. The canvas is 5x7 and I started of with using the ScrapBerry's Fairy Tale stamp and a Stazon Black ink to ink all the edges. Make sure your ink is completely dried before you continue.

Then I used a stencil and paste for some further details on the edges to grunge it up. Once all this was dry I picked out my colors mist and colored it. Some green, some pink, some peach.
I looked through the Winter Joy papers to create my winter scene and fuzzy cut all the pieces I wanted to use.

On the background sheet I gesso-ed some more snowflakes and started layering. For a vintage look I distressed the edges of the canvas.
Once all the paper pieces were assembled I glued in all the bows I had made with seam-binding. A mushroom cut in half worked wonderfully as an decoration tucked in a corner with the title. Some art-stones and snow and sprinkles to finish off the decoration and we're ready for Christmas.

I hope you like this vintage looking decoration.

Below the losts with used items.

ScrapBerry's Item List:
Fairy Tale - Stamps - Fairy Tale
Winter Joy - Sprinkle of Joy - SCB220605409
Winter Joy - Cards - SCB220605412b
Metal Charms - SCB2501003
Metal Charms - Brass Trumpet - SCB250113834
Hobby and You - Mushrooms - Red - HY040105
That Special Time of Year - Set of Embellishments - No1-1 - SCB40001013

Other Items list:
Artist's Loft - 5x7 Canvas
Versafine - Black Onyx
Prima - Light Paste - 961404
Prima - Art Stones - 963705
Prima - Mini Art Stones -963712
Prima - Snowflake Paste - 962906 -
13@rts - Stencil - Greetings
13@rts - Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Coral
Shimmerz - Vibez - Razzeldazzelberry
Shimmerz - Spritz - Bamboo Leaf
Twinklets - Diamond Dust
Vintage Seam Binding - Rose Petal

Thank you so much for checking out my blog!

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Hello paper friends!
A new month and new challenges to discover.  For November I was able to combine the Berry Blue71 Challenge with the More Than word Challenge. 

Since this year is my 25th wedding anniversary I've been wanting to do a few of my wedding photos in a new setting. Of course they're very special to me. 
The 7Dots Cold Country paper collection is already a little bit older as and as you can see there is plenty of blue.

For my background work I used gesso, stamps, inks and crackle pastes. Building up the layering was mostly done with fibers, chippies and flowers. I had a lot of fun making this layout. 

Still one of my most favorite days. 

Below the list of used items:

7 Dots Studios - Cold Country - Forgotten - SDPP0094
7 Dots Studios - Cold Country - Stamps - SDSs0004
7 Dots Sudios - Thoughts keeper - Stamps - SDSs0006
7 Dots Studios - Illumination - Stamps - SDSs0003
7 Dots Studios - Verano Azul - Word Stickers 6x12 - SDST0039
Liquitex - clear gesso
Prima - Stencil - Harlequin - 961305
Prima - Heavy Gesso - 961442
Prima - Clear Crackle - 961541
Prima - Silver Crackle - 961510
Prima - Flowers - Kindled - Beryl - 581435
Prima - Trim - 583019
Prima - Trim - 583033
Prima - Trim - 583036
Prima - Junkyard Findings - Streetsigns - 892166
13@rts - Stencil - Figures
13@rts - Stencil - Damask
13@rts - fibers
Petaloo - Botanica Collection - Sugared Minis - Royal Blue - 113112
Petaloo - Textured Elements - Mixed textured Mini Blossoms - Black - 1263209
Petaloo - Botanica Collection - Blossom Bulk Pack - 1177200
Creative Embellishments - Circle Chain Frame Set
Creative Embellishments - Lace Border 3

Thank you so much for checking out my blog! 

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ScrapBerry's - Merry Christmas!

Hallo ScrapBerry's fans!
This month we're having a fabulous challenge and the theme is Christmas!

We're not that far away from the Christmas season so we're starting it off with this fun challenge. 
For my layout I decided to use the Winter Joy collection. It's a gorgeous Vintage look. One of the sheets has all these gorgeous old photos on them and I used them for it. 

For the background of the paper I used a 13@rts stencil and paste for some texture. I also went around the paper with ink to create a vintage look. Using cutouts from the Winter Joy collection and chipboard trees to create part of my layering.

I embellished my creation with ScrapBerry's flowers and some Petaloo's to compliment the layout. 
Tying a shabby chic bow on top of the tag for a perfect look 

The stars need an extra bit of sparkle, so I sprinkled them with some silver glitter. Some finishing touches like the enamel brads, ribbon and splatter inks and the layout is all done!

ScrapBerry's is having a fun new Challenge for November and December. The Theme of course is Christmas. Below is the link to the ScrapBerry's blog for all the details! We hope you'll will enter and Good luck!

Thank you so much for coming to my blog!

Below the list with all the used items:

ScrapBerry's Item List:
Winter Joy - Winter Wonderland - SCB220605411
Winter Joy - Postcards - SCB 220605413
Winter Joy - Cards - SCB220605412b
Winter Joy - Wooden Button Winter Joy - SCB3409108
Winter Joy - Metal Embellishments - Winter Joy 2 - SCB3409111
Mulberry Paper Flower Set - SCB300902
Cherry Blossom - Blue and White - SCB300210
For Wedding - Polymer Items - Wedding 3 - SCB26001020
Vintage Circus - Enamel Brads - Vintage Circus - SCB340205 

Other Used Item List:
13@rts - Stencil - Greetings
13@rts - Splash Ink - Silver
Prima - 
Petaloo - Textured Elements - Red Poinsettias - 1258212
Scrapiniec - Chipboard Trees - ID 4309
Stampin Up Glitter
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Have a wonderful scrappy day!