Sunday, 21 December 2014

Kandelaar / candle holder

Een houten kandelaar zwart geverfd met gesso, laten drogen en daarna de stempels met de gouden inkt afgedrukt. Stempels op tafel leggen, beïnkten en dan de kandelaar er over rollen. De bovenkant gewoon op de normale manier bestempelen. Goed laten drogen (duurt lang).

I painted a wooden candle black, let it dry and than i stamped with golden ink and the stars. Put the stamps on your table, ink them well and roll the candle over the stamp. The upside is stamped the normal way. Let it dry (takes long).

Saturday, 20 December 2014


Met kerst kun je natuurlijk niet met lege handen aankomen. Daarom deze zwart-witte label gemaakt om aan je kado te hangen. Ik heb een stukje opengelaten om de naam van de ontvanger in te schrijven.

CP N397 - Winter limb
SW D10051 - Rendierslee in de lucht
Q4809NS - Three reindeer

A gift tag to attach to your present. I left a blank space where the name of the recipient can be written.

Friday, 19 December 2014

stampbord ATC

Hello everyone ...
It's my turn again today and this time I'm sharing a stampbord ATC.

Supplies used:
stamp Christmas greetings SW M06182
stampbord ATC-size STATCSM
alcohol ink butterscotch and pool
embossing powder silver 432102
stazon ink pad jet black 
ranger craft nibs

First I applied the alcohol ink onto the stampbord. When dry the Christmas image was stamped with stazon, then I scraped off a bit of the aai again in some areas to make it look like snow. A few spots of colour were applied with craft nibs and various stazon inkpads.
Finally I heat embossed the edges with silver ep.

Thanks so much for visiting and having a look.
Have a great weekend everyone, hugs, Suzanne xx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

voor een cadeaubon

Christmas tree by Dali CP E217
achtergrond plate 178
distress ink vintage photo

sommige (klein) kinderen hebben liever een cadeaubon.....

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Good morning.....
It's the dragons turn again today and yet another cheap Christmas treat.
I brought a pack of 4 baubles from one of our pound stores...

I have so far only got one to show you....
I stamped the image out twice....
coloured them slightly differently,
put them in the bauble back to back....added faux snow and pearly sequins....
pale blue ribbon to hang it by.
Sorry the photos are bad, these baubles are so shiny.
Thanks for stopping by today.
BD x

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Kandelaar met roest

Goedemorgen bloggers,
Vandaag heb ik voor jullie een kandelaar die ik geroest heb.
Ik heb er stapsgewijs foto's bijgedaan, materialen
komen er niet veel aan te pas.
Ik ben begonnen om de grijze kandelaar te dry paintbrushen met
metallic acrylverf ( aardige klus )

Daarna, POETSEN MAAR !!!!!!
Aan het eind heb ik hem wel gefixeerd !!!
Groetjes Bea

Monday, 15 December 2014


Twee tags bestempeld met de ijskristallen achtergrond en stazon, daarna besproeid met dylusions. Goed laten drogen. Daarna met versa mark de takken gestempeld en wit geëmbost. De chipboard letters wit gemaakt met de paint (2 lagen), toen de 2de laag bijna droog was de glitter poeder erover gestrooid en verhit met de heatgun. De randen van de tags gesponsd met blauw en de letters opgeplakt. Lintje erdoor, klaar.

I stamped two tags with  ice-stars and stazon, than i sprayed with dylusions. Let it dry very well. Than i stamped the twigs and needles with versa mark and white embossed. I colored the chipboard letters with the paint (2 layers), when the second layer was almost dry i put on some glitter powder and heated with the heatgun. I spunged the edges from the tags and glued the letters down. Ribbon and finished.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Last minute christmas cards

Ik heb weer een aantal snelle kerstkaarten gemaakt voor wanneer je echt aan de late kant bent. Als basis heb ik voor kraft karton gekozen. Dat geeft al een naturelle uitstraling waarbij niet al te veel poespas hoort.

Hier en daar wat kleuraccenten met een rood, wit en groen kleurpotlood en wat sneeuwvlokjes met acrylverf en een needle-point applicator. Heb je die laatste niet, dan kun je ook je witte sharpie een beetje op je craft sheet krassen en met een cocktail prikker daarvan wat opnemen en op je kaart zetten.

SW T09095 Winterlandschap

SW R09096 Winterlandschap boerderij

NSPL48 - Plate 48 Winter

Saturday, 13 December 2014

peaceful - some more tags

Good morning to you.
It's Suzanne with even more TAGs.
With many gifts to give it's no mistake to have enough tags to label them.

supplies used
drawers woman CP R524
city view FAS R1010 
wings from plate 07 wings  PLATECP07
christmas greetings SW M06182
Raffaello''s cherub CP N403

stazon ink pads jet black and
various distress stains 
distress paint mustard seed TH-TDD36395
TH stencil bubbles  
waterbrush TIP33080

For the background  I tore a few strips from sandwich paper and fixed them over the tags with some tape, then I rolled on the arylic paints with a brayer, letting the paint dry between the layers. On the first one I applied distress paint mustard seed through a star stencil, on the second one some structure paste with the bubbles stencil as well. The city view was stamped onto the background, the other images were stamped separately on white cardstock, coloured with distress stains and a waterbrush, and fuzzy cut. Only the Christmas greetings were stamped on a coffee dyed piece of paper.
Finally I glued all the images on and sponged the edges.
Thank you so very much for visiting and having a look.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Friday, 12 December 2014


De tags bestempeld met archival jet black
de stempels zijn van plate178
de bergrug van plate 177   F14049
de bomen op de voorgrond zijn van stampscapes 195G

de lucht is ingekleurd met Adirondack denim
daarna gemat op zwart

Thursday, 11 December 2014


I still getting prepared for Christmas,
so today I, the dragon, have an altered wooden tree decoration to show you.
I brought this pair of wooden blanks in the January sales.
 I stamped into clay ,allowed it to dry then covered my wooden blank with it using filler mixed with PVA glue.
I trimmed it and sanded it smooth around the edges.
 I painted it black, then dry brushed with brown paint.
Then gave it a liberal rub down with ORIGINAL RUST.
I added a chain to hang it by, a chain bridle and some tiny watch parts to some of the stamped cogs.

Thanks for stopping by today.... Tomorrow there will be another project from another designer.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

some christmas tags

When we give away our christmas gifts we think beforehand what would be the best gift, what would make the other person happy.
That was the reason I created 3 completely different present tags.


Tag Nr.1 with the christmas trees was created stamping with Versamark on glossy cardstock, later adding Distress Inks.

Stamps used:

Tag Nr. 2 with Mrs Santa´s dress was created by embossing with two Sizzix folder, The dress (Diamond dies) was cut 3 times (1x brown, 2x red).

Stamps used:

Tag Nr. 3 with all the presents was gessoed, sprayed and I also used white wax crayons

Stamps used:

I hope that gives you some ideas for your own tags, happy crafting!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Memo houder.

Ik heb een A4 van mooi glanspapier bestempeld met de stempels van de wintersheet UM-L5 en stazon. Drie "sterren" op een apart stukje cardstock en geëmbost met de glitterpoeder, daarna uitgeknipt. Het papier op maat geknipt en opgeplakt. Het bleef niet zitten met lijm, dus gewoon met dubbelzijdig tape. De basis is het doosje van een cassettebandje, nu is het een memoblaadjes houder.

I stamped the stamps with stazon on shiney paper and the stamps from the Wintersheet UM-L5. Three "stars" are stamped on normal paper, sparkle embossed and cut out. The base is a box from a musiccassette. I glued the paper with tissue-tape (glue wouldn't hold). Now it is a memocard holder.

Monday, 8 December 2014


De houten schijfjes komen van een gekortwiekte boom en heb ik kant en klaar geschuurd gekregen. Dus ik hoefde enkel de stempels met Archival er op af te drukken.

Je kunt in plaats van 1 grote hanger ook meerdere enkele hangers zo maken.

SW D10051 - Rendierslee in de lucht
SW P09098 - Twee winterkoninkjes
NSPL48 - Winter

A christmas hanger (or more if you make them separately) made out of a tree limb, stamped upon with Archival.

Sunday, 7 December 2014


Hi all and a splendig morning to you
It's Suzanne, sharing a calendar - maybe another gift inspiration for you :-)
I know there are many examples how to do one, but perhaps you are a bit like me and can never get enough ideas.
I didn't add a year so this way you can use it again.

supplies used
wheel of the year CP Q534
roman numbers FAS S1402 
art doll time R6908NS 
script stamp from p late 107 writing letters NSPL107 
clock face large CP Q462 
stamp numbers from the plate the face is ... NSPL77 

distress stains metallic brushed pewter, tarnished brass antique bronze
stazon ink pad jet black 
mini ink blending tool RI-IBT40965
distress ink pads 
walnut stain
paris clock sm SN-JF360N

First I cut the covers from cardboard and glued printed paper onto them that I made with acrylic paints and stencils. Of course you can use any other patterned/painted/stamped ... paper to wrap around.
I'd bought a calendar insert some time ago and took it as a stencil to mark and punch the holes that I reinforced with eyelets.
Onto the covers I stamped various of the above mentioned images for the background and used the wheel of the year (sponged with distress inks) and the art doll (coloured with distress ink and -stains) as main images. Finally I glued on the mini clock face and assembled everything with metal bookrings.
Now I'm thinking of a way to seal it without smearing the ink. Maybe I'll try tricking with fixative and matte medium, sometimes I succeed this way.
Maybe the bookrings are a bit bulky but you can also keep the calendar on a desk or ...

I hope you like a bit what I made and will visit us again any aother day to have a look at the makes from the DT :-)

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to stop by today and I wish you a peaceful second Sunday in Advent.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

winterse atc

Old Loden City  CP S579
distress vintage photo
 witte sharpie

de city stempelen met versamark en met zwart embossen
inkleuren met vintage photo en accenten maken met sharpie

Friday, 5 December 2014


Good morning...the dragon here again.
I am still trying to get prepared for Christmas....
so today I have 4 small cards to show you, 
all using the same two stamps, but
stamped using 4 different colours of distress ink.
 I just stamped the image using distress ink and with a damp paint brush dragged some of the colour around to give the image a little depth and shading. 
Matted and layered with either gold or silver card stock, a bit of ribbon to add interest, and these 4 little cards were done in 40 minutes.... wonderful if time is short and you need lots of cards.
PLUS I think that they are rather nice cards.... not often I say that about my cards.

Thank you for taking time to stop by today.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

christmassy candleholder

With Christmas only days apart we all are going to decorate our homes. My newest Addition is this candleholder out of pappmache.
Painted with gesso, colored in blue and sprayed with glimmermist....

Stamps used:

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


Ik heb op een strook glossy papier een kleine senery gemaakt. Eerst gekleurd met adirondack denim en latte. Gestempeld met stazon. De sneeuw gemaakt met de sharpie.
I colored with adirondack on a piece of glossy cardstock. Then i stamped the scene. I made snow with the sharpie white.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


Hi all and a good morning to you.
It's Suzanne here, sharing a card this time. No Christmas card, though :-)
I needed a small piece to go along with a gift.

supplies used
from plate 77 the face is the icon of creation NSPL77
for single stamps: NSPL77 The face is the icon of creation
scrabble alphabet small SW K06094 

acrylic paint
linen ribbon
craft glue

As a base I used a gelli plate print from my stash (if you don't own a gelli printing plate you can use a glass plate or something to pull single prints, there are some videos on youtube for example where people show what you can use instead).
First I stamped the face on the upper left corner of the paper with stazon jet black and masked it. Then some acrylic paint has been sponged through various stencils (with the paint I prefer using cut-n-dry foam) and some more stamp images from the above mentioned plate were used (with stazon stone grey) for the background.
Finally a linen ribbon was adhered that I previously had covered with a layer of gesso mixed with craft glue, when dry I added a wash of acrylic paint. The scrabble letters were stamped on a piece of the same background print, cut out and glued down onto the ribbon.
Following a last-minute decision I joined the letters with some staples, coloured with a sharpie pen.
That's it for today.

Thank you ever so much for visiting and having a look around. I'd love to see you tomorrow and any other day to get inspiratons for what to do with all those gorgeous stamps and additional stuff :-)
See you soon ... hugs, Suzanne xx

gemaakt door Mirjam van Saane

Gebruikte stempels:

Stempel de afbeelding op een strook papier, knip daaraan met een figuurschaar een mooi  randjes. Kleur de vormpjes hier en daar in. 
Accentueer de rand met een goudstift. Knip strookjes met hetzelfde figuurrandje en pons daarin een leuk randje (eigen ontwerp!) Mat het geheel op een rode onderkaart, die je eventueel eerst bestempelt met een ijskristalletje en Versamark.
Zo kun je een Kerstkaart maken zonder specifieke Kerststempels.

Stamp the image on a strip of cardstock, cut a nice border with special scissors. Colour the image partly. Accentuate the borders with a gold pen.
Cut small strips with the same border and punch a nice pattern in them (self-made pattern!)
Mat everything on a red card, that can be stamped first with a small icecrystal and Versamark.
This way you can make a Christmascard without specific Christmas stamps.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Kalender december - Project 365

Dit wordt de laatste kalenderpagina op het blog. Voor volgend jaar hebben we andere interessante ideeën.
Voor mezelf wil ik een Project 365 beginnen. Dit houdt in dat je elke dag iets maakt. Omdat ik door mijn werk nauwelijks tijd en energie overhoud voor de hobby, houd ik het zelf eenvoudig en klein.
Ik heb een akelig witte kastdeur in mijn hobbykamer die ik dag voor dag wat zal opfleuren (hopelijk) met de kleuren van het nieuwe jaar. Aan het eind van 2015 kun je dan zodra je de hobbykamer inloopt, zien wat voor jaar het geweest is.
Wanneer ik een dag echt geen tijd heb, noteer ik gewoon welke kleur die dag had en wat ik ervan wil onthouden. Een woord, een plaatje, wat je zelf wilt. Je kunt het als een soort beknopt dagboek gebruiken of elke dag opschrijven waar je dankbaar voor of trots op bent. Je kunt tekenen, stempelen, doodlen, plaatjes uit een tijdschrift gebruiken, waar je maar zin in hebt.

Zo nu en dan zal ik de vooruitgang laten zien op mijn eigen blog. Doen jullie ook mee?

Deze decembermaand heb ik dus ingevuld alsof ik al met project 365 bezig was om jullie een idee te geven. Ik heb vakjes van 5x5 afgetekend, een mooie maat hiervoor. Je ziet dat er topdagen waren, er is sneeuw geweest, aan t eind van de maand wordt er lekker meegezongen met de Top 2000 etc.

FASPLATE08 - Grunge alphabet
Dyan Reavely stempels - kijk eens in de uitverkoop!
PLATESW121 - Handen
FAS P0410 - Schaakstukken
NSPL103 - Winter
SW K14008 - Leestekens groot
SW R13020 - Vlinderset
SW M07058 - Weegschaal
SW R13004 - Life is a song

This will be the last calender page, for next year we have other exciting plans.

For myself I want to start a Project 365 next month. I've filled this decemberpages as if I was already working on my Project just to give you an idea. It pretty much means you'll do something colourful every day. Because I have a very demanding job it has to be small and simple. Just a colour and a word or an image. Whatever represents that day the best.
Of course you can use whatever you want, you can stamp, draw, write, doodle, collage. The size is also up to you. I've used 5x5 squares here. You could do circles, ATC's, whatever you like.
So how about joining me? I'll be showing my progress every now and then on my blog (certainly not every day!)
I have a very white cupboard in the craftroom that could do with a bit of colour so that will be my canvas. Looking forward to what colour 2015 turns out to be!

Some details:

Saturday, 29 November 2014


Happy Saturday.
Today I have the other little cavas to show you....
its the companion to the canvas I shared on Sunday 23rd
I won't bore you again with the details of how I made it as you can check out the post by clicking on the date.
 I used the the same woman and stamp at the top of the canas as is on its 'sister',
but used different words and different embellishment stamp.
This time i didn't reverse the woman.
I used all the same colours of distress ink to colour my canvas, just in a different combination.
It looks very different i think
Below you can see the two side by side.
Thank you for taking time to stop by today....
there will be another project from another designer tomorrow.

Friday, 28 November 2014

a little christmas postcard

I made a christmas postcard you could also use as a christmas card, using distress paints for the colourful background

Stamps used:

the script in the background was stamped with

If you don´t have a christmas saying ready you might as well use