Sunday, 28 June 2015


Ik heb eerst de tekst gestempeld en clear geëmbost, daarna met chalk en een watje de kleur opgebracht. Helaas bleef er niet genoeg tekst zichtbaar, dus nogmaals gestempeld en wit geëmbost. De vrouw op tissue papier gestempeld met stazon en uitgeknipt. Op geplakt met glossy accents. De papieren randjes ook met glossy opgeplakt.

I stamped the script with versa mark and clear embossed it. Then i went over it with chalks. I thought it was not good enough so i stamped again and white-embossed it. The lady is stamped on tissue paper, cut out and glued down with glossy accents. Also the doilies are glued with glossy accents

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Using A Journal Page For ATC's

Stamps Used:
The Fireman is from Hoed SWK12018
The Small Circle Pattern is from Thoughts PlateCP 49
The Large Circle is from Time And Space NSPL46
The Barb Wire and Wire Mesh are from Hardware Findings PlateSW 159
Morning all, Mark here And today I have been using a journal page to create my back grounds for a couple of ATC's.
It can be fairly fiddly working on ATC's, not a lot of space and when blending colours or products like Brusho's where you sprinkle the powder and spritz with water. Much like Jelli Plate prints I find working on a journal page to get the combination of colours and layers a good way of getting the randomness of your colour choice without the ATC looking crowded with detail.

This is the Journal page I started working on, I started with a lime green page that had been coloured with acrylic inks. Once that was dry I used Brusho's sprinkled randomly and then spritzed with water. The opposite page was folded over to absorb the extra water and then the page was heat dried.
Using different colour Archival inks I stamped my images, the star has been stencilled using Decoart fluid acrylics.
I like to use Atc's that have been laser cut from mdf as they are nice and chunky and give a nice solid base, no warping when paint is applied and they will take modelling paste really well.
Using the Atc as a template I traced round and cut then cut the area I wanted out, using Decoarts media matte medium I glued the paper to the surface.
The overhanging paper was trimmed with a craft knife and the edges gently sanded to blend in.
Tim holtz has just bought out a product called Micro Powder I think, It has been around a long time manufactured by someone else and Tim is working with them so Ranger can bring it out.
Its basically a waxy cream that can be used to seal things like distress ink that are water reactive. It also works with things like Brushos.
The benefit of doing this allowed me to varnish the Atc without having to spray seal.
Thanks for stopping by. xxx
If you have time please check out our challenge blog, the theme at the moment is 'Men'
The details can be found at the top of the side bar xx. It would be great to see you over there and you may win yourself a little prize.

Friday, 26 June 2015

ATCs, masculine

Hi all and a wonderful morning.
Today I'm sharing a couple of masuline ATCs, perhaps a little inspiration for our current challenge over on the de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog.

supplies used
from plate Leonardo da Vinci CP S573
typewriter keys S5501NS
ink bottle and pen CP Q474
Shakespeare CP R590
traveling man SW N06077


The backgrounds are patterned paper from my stash of scraps, I just collaged onto the ATC bases. The main images are given colour with distress stains and a waterbrush and were fuzzy cut. Finally I added snippets from prints.

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look.
Have a great day everyone ...
Hugs, Suzanne xx 

Thursday, 25 June 2015


gebruikte materialen
Distress paint picket fence - peacock  - bronze
DecoArt antiquing cream English Red - Titianium White

Vlinders EI R1228
tekst S 0401 NS
Womans head Q8607NS

Met een stencil en de pasta de ondergrond gemaakt
Goed laten drogen.
De linker tag geverfd met distress picket fence - de rechter met peacock en brons
Drogen en een dun laagje vernis aanbrengen
Drogen en op de linker tag English Red - op de rechter Titanium white aangebracht.
laten drogen en met een vochtig sponsje voorzichtig de paint weer vrij maken.
Afdekken met een dun laagje vernis
de vlinders - tekst en vrouw stempelen  - uitknippen en verhoogd opplakken

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Holmes note book

Good morning...
We have a challenge running at
with the theme of MEN....
You can create anything you like as long as it features a MAN and
uses stamps stocked by DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
I have a very simple quick project for you today...
a little note book.
Simply stamped with black ink onto faux antique writers parchment...
distressed with distress ink....
simple but it looks rather nice.

I hope you'll be able to join in our challenge.... you still have 9days to add your project to the linky collection.
Thanks for stopping by... BDx

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

two mysterious people

Most of you know that I love the Alice in Wonderland stamps and I could not withstand to use them when I found this Quote.

Stamps used:

Monday, 22 June 2015


De achtergrond gemaakt door de stempel met versamark op glad papier te stempelen en met clear te embossen. Daarna distress inkten op de craftsheet drukken, sprayen met water en de kaart hier door halen. Voorzichtig de inkt van het geëmboste afvegen. De vlinder met stazon 4 keer op een kaartje gestempeld, op maat gesneden, gemat en verhoogd opgeplakt. Lintje er onder en klaar.

I made the background by stamping with versa mark and clear emboss the image on smooth paper. The i put distress ink on my craftsheet, sprayed with water and placed the card in it. Wiped the ink of the embossed parts. I stamped the butterfly 4 times on white paper, glued on blue paper and put down with 3D tape. I put ribbon under it.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Farthers Day Card

Stamps Used:
The Flying Men are from Grote Mannen PlateSW167
The Cogs are from Nuts and Bolts PP77
The Light Bulb is from Steampunk 9 PlateSW136
Morning all, Mark here and with today being Fathers Day in the Uk I was asked to make a card for my better half's Dad. Sadly mine is no longer with us.
Now I don't do cards but how can I resist Kelly?
I used a 6 inch card blank and Decoart Fluid Acrylics to create my background and stamped my images with archival ink, once dry I coated my card with some satin varnish.
An 8 inch card blank was cut down too size and using red line tape I stuck the decorated piece down.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have time for a challenge why not stop by our challenge blog, the details are at the top of the side bar xxx

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Egyptian Collage

supplies used
nefertiti collage P4202NS
and scarabee N4207NS 
from plate 42 Egyptian collage elements NSPL42
crackle from plate 77 'the face is the icon ... ' NSPL77 

distress refill fossilized amber 
bamboo bead BAMBLANK  
antiquing cream raw umber DMM151-26
stazon ink pad timber brown
AAI butterscotch 
two step crackle
lumiere paints

Thanks so very much for stopping by and having a look ...
Please note we have a new challenge up over on the de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog which this time is 'MEN'. Our very talented DT member Black Dragon came up with some gorgeous inspirations and I'm sure you'll enjoy to join ;-D

Have a great weekend all of you.
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Friday, 19 June 2015


herinnering aan een weekend Parijs

alles is gestempeld met Distress vintage photo
de stempels zijn van plate SW101

de plattegrond en de Arc de Triomphe op de kaart gestempeld.
de Eiffeltoren en Sacre-Coeur op apart papier stempeld en uitgeknipt
iets verhoogd opplakken

Thursday, 18 June 2015


Good Morning
Hope the weather is being kind to you...
You have until midnight to enter our challenge over at
Our theme is 
Today I have 3x coffin shaped Hallowe'en tags...
I used DISTRESS INKS for my backgrounds ...
basic stamping and a white pen to whiten the bones.
All simple fun stuff.


Thank you for stopping by today...
hope you'll find time to make a TAG for our challenge.
See you soon BDx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

more tags with the new stamps

I played a little with Versamark on glossy cardstock, and of course Distress inks are a perfect addition to this.
For the second tag I used perfect pearls for my background and then heat embossed.

Stamps used:

rub-ons by Tim Holtz and die-cuts by Diamond dies

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Rode tag, red tag

Ik heb de achtergrond gemaakt met brusho (rood) op glanspapier. Daar heb ik het script met rocket red overheen gestempeld. De paspop is met rood op tissuepapier gestempeld en uitgeknipt en opgeplakt. De dames zijn met zwart gestempeld en clear geëmbost, daarna ingekleurd met waterpenseel en brilliance. Uitgeknipt en opgeplakt. Met een zwart aquarel potlood en een waterpenseel de zwarte schaduw gemaakt. Washitape en lintjes om het af te maken.

I made the background with brusho (red) on glossy paper. I stamped the script with red ink over it. The dressdoll is stamped on tissuepaper and cut out. The ladies are stamped on white paper with black, clear embossed, colored and cut out. The glued all down. I made some shadow with a blach aquarel-pencil and a waterbrush. Washi tape and ribbons for the finishing touch.

Monday, 15 June 2015

It Can't Rain All The Time

Stamps Used:
The Chap is from Mannen 1 PlateSW 113
The Quote is from Halloween 3 PlateSW 161
The Rain Drops are from Designs By Ryn Water Effects DBR/UM-M1
Morning all, Mark here today and I am sharing a wooden plaque decorated using Brusho's for my background.
I started with a thin bit of ply wood cut to size and gessoed to seal the surface.
Once dry I spritzed with water and splashed some brusho across the board, letting the colours bleed a little and then dabbing up with a kitchen roll. I repeated this step several times with different colours till I was happy with the results.
Using archival ink I stamped my images and distressed the edge of the board.
As the Brusho's are reactive with water and I wanted to varnish the board for protection and helping bring the colours out, I used an aerosol sealer first and once dry gave the board a couple of coats of gloss varnish.
Thanks for stopping by. Head back tomorrow to see something new from our DT and if you have some time please check out our challenge blog, the challenges run for two weeks and there are prizes up for grabs.

Sunday, 14 June 2015


gebruikte materialen

distress paint peacock feathers - copper - white
DecoArt Antiquing cream  English Red - Titianium White

Vlinders EI R1228
Butterfly wishes S 0401NS
Womans head Q8607 NS

De pasta aanbrengen met een stencil en goed laten drogen
de linker tag geverfd met witte verf  -  de rechter met paecock feathers en copper
drogen en daarna een dun laagje vernis aanbrengen
drogen en op de linker tag antiquing cream English Red  en op de rechter de Titanium White
Laten drogen en voorzichtig met een vochtig sponsje erover vegen om de onderste verflaag weer terug te halen .

De vlinders - tekst en vrouwen hoofd stempelen en uitknippen
Iets verhoogd opplakken

Jumbo TAG

big numbers PLATESW168
desperate man SW R11018 
gesso 3024-32314 
mixed media varnish ultra matte DMM24-71 
stazon stone grey
distress stains antique linen 
duck tape washi

For the background I glued down several pieces of designpaper, held together by washi tape in some areas, followed by a coat of gesso (I imprinted a few lines with a piece of corrugated cardstock) and a wash of media fluid quin gold. When dry I added the circles (gesso, bottle lid) and more lines (acrylic paint). All was sealed then with matte varnish. The man was stamped separately and 'coloured' with distress stains.

Thaks so much for stopping by today. Have  great Sunday.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Saturday, 13 June 2015


weer wat "oude" stempels te voorschijn gehaald

gebruikte stempels: 
steampunk huis SW R12097
hijskraan SW R12098
staande bel SW N12137
thermometer SW D12099
nuts and boltz plate 77

ik ben begonnen met de stempels, daarna met Distress inkt gesponst

Friday, 12 June 2015

Small eclectic tags

Good morning...
I hope the sun is shining where ever you are.
We have a challenge running on the 
where our theme is 
So many possibilities...
I've made 3 small tags today....
all very different.
The one on the left I did first and second generation stamping so that I had pale toning script in the background.
The middle one  I stamped and masked and the one on the right
was stamped then the waste from the image after I cut out the tag shape was fussy cut and layered
over the image to give it a little depth.

Left hand tag....RENOIR'S COLOUR LIST CP P426
Centre tag..... THE WRITE STUFF  PLATE PP55 sold as plate only.
Right side tag....HEARTBROKEN Q7901NS

I do hope you'll find time to enter our still have 6 days to enter.
Thanks for stopping by today BDx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Ik heb deze boekjes gemaakt om cadeau te geven op een stempeldag. Ik heb voor de kaften met brusho op glanspapier gewerkt. Toen het droog was heb ik ze op maat gesneden en daarna gestempeld. Voor de sluiting heb ik een bloem van Ryn design op krimpfolie gestempeld, laten krimpen en daarna met Glossy Accents op het raffia touwtje op de kaft gelijmd.  

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Brusho's Buddha Tag

Stamps Used:
The Buddha and Lotus are from Flowers For Buddha NSPL76
The Buddha Quote is from Thoughts PlateCP49
Morning all. Thanks for stopping by. I have been playing with brusho's for todays make.
I used a media board tag from tando-creative and base coated it with white Gesso.
Once dry I spritzed with water and sprinkled my Brusho's randomly allowing them to mix together and bleed out. I dabbed the tag with some kitchen roll to absorb the excess water and dried thoroughly with my heat gun.
My stamps were added using archival ink and the eyelet was punched.
To seal the tag I used an aerosol matt varnish so as to not re activate the Brusho's, once that dried I applied a normal gloss varnish to make the colours pop.

Monday, 8 June 2015

it's a girl - card, a little different

Hi and good morning to all of you out there in the world wide web ...

It's Suzanne again on this beautiful and sunny morning, sharing a card with you.
An acquaintance gave birth to a little girl whom I unfortunately didn't see until now but who is undoubtfully at least as cute as most of the newborn ;-)
I decided to make something different from teddy bears, cradles, prams and so on ... because I happen to know that the little one will attend my friend and childminder one day who does her job partly in the woods ;-)

supplies used
from plate 163 'Dutch animals 2' PLATESW163 
and 30 'Dutch animals' PLATESW30 
typewriter keys S5501NS

brusho emerald green BREMERGR
and turquoise BRTURQ
stazon inkpad timber brown
glossy accents GAC17042
watercolour pencils

The background is made with brusho and spritzed water.
The animals were stamped separately on watercolur paper with timber brown, coloured and fuzzy cut to adhere them onto the card. Finally the typewriter keys were stamped with jet black and highlighted with glossy accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
We'd love you taking a few minutes and join our challenge which this time is 'make a TAG' - not too hard a challenge for you I think ;-) Please stop by our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog and join the fun.

Have a great day everyone,
hugs, Suzanne xx

Sunday, 7 June 2015


oude en nieuwe stempels

alles is gestempeld met Distress vintage photo

de stempels:
Despair CP Q482

de kanten gesponst met vintage photo, daarna met de nieuwe stempels aangevuld

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Angel Tag

Good morning...
another weekend is upon us.
We had a new challenge start yesterday on the
our theme for this fortnight is simple...
so i've done just that...
I stamped onto acetate with stazon ink and coloured the reverse side with alcohol pens...
I adhered it to pearlised card...
I'm amazed at the vibrancy of the colours and the depth.
Rather pretty for me.... but I rather like it.
EASTER ANGEL EI S1223 (only centre panel used)
Hope you'll join us for our challenge...
the possibilities with our theme are endless.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 5 June 2015


Ik heb op aquarel papier met stains en een stencil gesprayed. De trein op craft gestempeld en uitgesneden. Nog een rondje (iets groter) van craft erachter geplakt. De randen van de achtergrond gesponsd.

I sprayed on aquarelpaper with distress stains and a stencil. I stamped the train with stazon on craft. Cut out and layered it on a craft circle (a little bigger). I spunged the edges with brown.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Imagine Hippy Wooden Canvas


Stamps Used:
The Flowers are from Designs By Ryn Sheet Hibiscus UM-M4
Morning all, Mark here and tofay I am sharing a wooden canvas with a Disco flavour ;)
I started by priming the wood with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint, I added my colour using Decoart fluid acrylics, I added a couple of drops to a pallet knife and spread the paint randomly building up my colours once each had dried.
I used an Andy Skinner stencil for my Hippy Chic, I first stencilled with black gesso then moved the stencil slightly stencilled with white gesso to create the shadow effect.
Keeping with the whole flower power vibe I stamped the Hibiscus with black archival ink.
Imagine and the heart were then stencilled over the top using the same technique.
To finish I painted the sides black, distressed the edges lightly with archival ink and sealed with a couple of cots of Satin varnish.
Thanks for stopping by as always xxx.
If you have time and fancy a challenge why not check out our challenge blog, the link can be found in at the top of the side bar xxx.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

selfmade button embellishment

Hi all, Suzanne here this morning, sharing a little experiment I did.
I found those great big buttons at A*tion yesterday and immediately had a vision of wooden embellishments with a quick print transfer technique.

supplies used
doorknocker D5408NS
one of those gorgeous fish skeletons FAS Q3302

mnatte medium CH-HSP24927
mixed media varnish ultra matte  DMM24-71
rather thin design paper

I prepared the buttons (white) by sanding them a bit and painting them with two colours of chalk paint, then sealed them with ultra matte varnish. Both the button and the design paper (of course I didn't have other print outs at hand) were covered with matte medium, pressed onto each other and dried with the heat gun. Then I sprayed them generously with water and rubbed off the back of the paper with my fingers. It doesn't matter here when tiny bits of the transfer come off, that adds to the worn look :-)
Finally I stamped the images and sealed the buttons again with ultra matte varnish.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, please don't miss out our challenge (which is still 'numbers' – everyone has numbers in different shapes and materials in their stash, I bet) over on the de stempelwinkel stampers challenge blog. Come and join the fun, there's always a gorgeous treat to win :-)

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

geen rust met roest...

een oude foto (mijn vader als baby) 
een fotolijstje uit de kringloop
wat stansjes van Tim

het lijstje bewerkt met zwarte gesso, daarna bewerkt met original rust en bespoten met een dun laagje haarlak . De bloemen met witte gesso en roest daarna wat rub-ons aan de randjes.
De libellevleugels bewerkt met witte paint en crackle glaze

Monday, 1 June 2015

Playing with lemon juice

Something we all have in the kitchen is surely Lemon Juice and why not give it a try in your artwork(or pretend to write a very secret letter like in the old times ...)

Here you can see the results before stamping:

Pink/black:             Lemon Juice on distress ink
mahagony:             Lemon Juice on wet bister
White:                    Lemon Juice on White paper only

 Depending on how much you heat the juice up the darker it gets.

Stamps used:
SW E15034 Koksmuts
SW D15017 Hugs & Kisses
if you don't have a cupcake die you could use: SW F12160 Cupcake

Sunday, 31 May 2015


Good morning... 
I hope you are having some much need sunshine where you are.
We have a challenge running until Thurday over on the 
which is ''NUMBERS''...
You can create anything you desire as long as it has NUMBERS on it and
features stamps available from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
As the weather hasn't been to great this week I embarked on a larger project to show you
that includes NUMBERS.
A full set of altered domino's.
I used some of the works of E.A POE as inspiration.
The outside of the box has been painted and distressed....
the lid has been stamped.
Each domino was stamped and coloured with alcohol pens and pencils.
The NUMBERS stamped on last.
At the front you can see each of the 'doubles'...
any idea which Poe works these depict?


CELTIC GRAVEYARD CP S578 (only part of it
EYEBALL and MASK from plate #10 collage FASPLATE 10
TWO SKULLS SW M11053 (only one used)
Thanks for stopping by today BDx