Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Faux pencil sketch

Good morning...
I have some really talented friends who can draw beautifully...
i've tried... really tried....i'm not every good....but I can cheat and use stamps
and a 2HB pencil!
Our challenge over on 
is to use words on your project,
so with this in mind heres my reminder for today...
you have until

MEMONA( for masking>>>its like the sticky bit of a post it note on a roll)
( all three stamps come from the same plate)
Thanks for stopping by today...
hope you'll enter our challenge before Thursday midnight.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Hartvormige easelkaart

Alle stempels zijn van Non Sequitur 

Eerst de harten met een hartendie met schulprand uitgestansd. Het paartje gestempeld op een los hart (zonder schulprand) en gemaskerd daarna met stazon de hartjes en de tekst gestempeld en met distress gesponsd. Het cupidootje is apart gestempeld en uitgeknipt. Het kleine hartje gestansd en gesponsd terwijl de die er nog om zit (krijg je het witte randje) daarna met stazon gestempeld. Verhoogt opgeplakt.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

'steampunk box'

Hi all, Suzanne here, sharing a wooden box that I purchased as a 'tea box'.

 I really don't know why the pics are so very blurry :-(
Sorry for that. It looks more distinct irl.

supplies used
the man and his machine SW R12102
stamps from plate 137  PLATESW137
airship SW P11012 
air bycicle SW P11009 
words and flying man from plate 167 'large men' PLATESW167 

stazon timber brown
decoart media crackle glaze clear
decoart media antiquing cream raw umber DMM151-26
glossy accents GAC17042
 decoart media ultra-matte varnish DMM24-71
decoart media fluid acrylics quin gold  
decoart media fluid acrylics paynes grey
decoart acrylic paints
iridescent medium

Primed the box with gesso and painted it with three shades of brown-ish colours and a hint of copper metallic paint. To match the inside I mixed a little decoupage glue with iridescent medium for the shimmer. Edges were sponged with stazon timber brown.
The lid ans the outer edge have been stamped with steampunk images and the timber brown inkpad. On the lid I added patches of crackle glaze and covered the cracks with quin gold and then everything with antiquing cream - wiped it back. Now it's looking a bit shabby. Finally I added different metal embellishments and sealed the box with ultra matte varnish.

I hope you like my project a little bit.
Have a great Sunday everyone,
hugs, Suzanne xx

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Friday, 5 February 2016

Do you have O.C.D?

Good Morning...
Today I have a heart shaped wall-hanger to show.
Our theme at 
is ''WORDS''
you must use at least one word on your project... a sentiment... a quote....etc.
You have until next Thursday to enter and you're in with the chance of winning some lovely unmounted rubber stamps.
I have a few friends who love cats...
one in particular springs to mind... shes jokingly known as the 
crazy cat lady!
I painted the wooden heart with distress paints,
sanded it once the paint was dry,
stamped and heat embossed the words(using an alphabet set), cat and foot prints.
I don't have a cat... but I do have a Cavalier King charles spaniel...
I might have to make another of these sometime!

TWO CATS SILHOUETTES (only one used) SW R15086/189
PAW PRINTS only available on plate CP 15 CATS
All words etc made up from OLD STENCIL ALPHABET FASPLATE 05
I do hope you'll join in our challenge this fortnight...
I'll be back here in a few days with my final reminder post.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Just the two of us

Ik heb eerst de maan geknipt uit memo papier en opgeplakt. Daarna heb ik met sponsjes de kleur op de achtergrond gemaakt, voor de bodem heb ik een stukje papier gescheurd en daar over gesponsd. Toen heb ik het paartje en de takken gestempeld en ingekleurd met de sharpie. 

First i cut out the moon and put it on the card. Then i spunged with distess ink the background, i used torn paper to spunge the ground. Then i stamped the couple and the leaves and colored them black with the sharpies.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


eikenrij 223F
takje CP P433
shadowdance SW R15075

gestempeld met Adirondack en Archival
de achtergrond gesponst met Distress

Monday, 1 February 2016

first of the month - one plate, three projects

Hi all ...
It's the first of the month today, in the beginning of a month we use just one plate for three different makes to show what different things you can make with the gorgeous stamps from de stempelwinkel.
I chose plate Plate 111 Trein

My first project is a doorhanger:
The backgrounds are made with mixed media, the tunnel is an image transfer, the train is heat embossed and the wooden letters are treated with crackle glaze.

Then I made a small Art Journal.
A coworker gave me cards for a rolodex which are no longer needed. Using the Arc System (it's a customizing notebook system, you can look it up with a search engine) I made this Art Journal. Front and back are plastic pockets which luckily just fit the size.

And last but not least I did a bit of 'upcycling' - I made a folder from a card board package. 


For this I used different acrylic paints, stencils, a bit of torn paper, ultra matte varnish for sealing. 
I fixed two notebooks with elastic band. My son wished for it after he saw something similar in a shop and couldn't afford it. 

In addition to the stamp plate I used:

stazon jet black ink pad
embossing powder clear and silver
decoart media ultra matte varnish 
decoart media antiquing cream carbon black

I hope you like this a little bit.
And we'd love you to have a look at our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge which is 'words'.  I'm sure you'll come up with gorgeous ideas ;-)
Have a good week
hugs, Suzanne xx

Sunday, 31 January 2016

I'm late....

Well here we are...last day of January....
time really does seem to fly as you get older!
Today I have a card to show you...over at
our theme this fortnight is
you can use a quote... a sentiment... a phrase... or just an inspirational word...
whatever you wish,
So with our challenge in mind, I made this because I always seem to be....


I do hope you'll enter our challenge... you are in with the chance of winning some gorgeous unmounted rubber stamps.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Saturday, 30 January 2016

book reader

My daughter showed my the poem you can read at the end. This poem inspired me to make this canvas:

stamps used:

As I used only parts of the poem here it is :

Friday, 29 January 2016

Ik denk aan je

Eerst de maan geknipt uit maskerpapier, opgeplakt en de achtergrond gesponsd. Toen de vogel en de takken gestempeld en met zwart ingekleurd. Tekst gestempeld en opgeplakt.

Thursday, 28 January 2016


gekleurd met de Elegant writer

gebruikte stempels:

"Beïnkt" je stempels met behulp van de elegant writer (met de dikste pen gaat dat het makkelijkst, voorzichtig, zodat je de punt niet beschadigt) en druk ze af. Ik heb hier Cotman aquarelpapier (190 grams, dus niet zo zwaar) gebruikt, dat kwam bij onze Designteam-test als beste uit de bus. Ga dan met een nat penseel langs de lijnen die je uit wilt laten vloeien. Als je het water weer droogdept dan wordt de inkt roze-achtig.
Ga net zo lang door totdat je tevreden bent met het resultaat. 

"Ink" your stamps with the elegant writer (the thickest marker works easiest, use it with care, so you will not damage the tip) and stamp them. I have used Cotman aquarelpaper (90lbs/190 grams, so not too heavy), in our Designteam-test this paper worked the best. Take a wet brush and let it touch the lines that you want to bleed. If you dry the water with paper towel the ink will turn pink-ish.
Go on until you are satisfied with the result.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

gebruikte stempels :

Oak 203G
plate SW 111

gestempeld met archival jet black
lucht en trein ingekleurd met Distress

Tuesday, 26 January 2016


Just an ATC from me today plus a reminder that our challenge over at
ends at midnight on Thursday...
so you still have a few days to enter.
Distress inked background with stamping using 3 colours.
I used a china white pencil to add a few highlights and distress ink to give the swallows
a yellow underside.


VAMPIRESS(just the grassy bit used) CP Q449
I do hope you'll join in our challenge....
see you there! BDx

Sunday, 24 January 2016

De elegant writer.

Dylusions tekst plate DYR 34490

Voor beide kaarten heb ik de stempels beïnkt met de elegant writer en afgedrukt. Op de bovenste kaart heb ik aquarelpotloden gebruikt voor de bloemen en de vlinder. De andere kleur komt van de inkt van de elegant writer met behulp van de waterpenseel.
Voor de onderste kaart heb ik alleen de waterpenseel gebruikt. Alle kleur komt van de elegant writer.
De teksten met stazon gestempeld

For both cards i inked the stamps with the elegant writer and stamped. On the first card i used aquarel-pencils on the flowers and the butterfly. The other color is coming from the ink from the elegant writer by using the waterbrush.
For the second card i used only the waterbrush, all the colors are from the elegant writer.
The sentiment is stamped with stazon

Deze kaarten passen mooi bij de challenge op het challengeblog. These cards fit in with the challenge on the challengeblog

Saturday, 23 January 2016

You'll hear from me ... collage

Hi all, Suzanne here today, sharing a collage.

supplies used
fish skeleton FAS Q3302
NOF circle SW R09062
script stamp from plate 'writing letters' NSPL107

gesso 3024-32314
versamark ink pad TS-VM001 
decoart media ultra matte varnish DMM24-71 
embossing powder ultra fine white 
stazon ink pad jet black

I made a collage on a piece of cardboard (15x15 cm) after I primed it with gesso. For the background underneath I painted the panel with acrylic paint transparent yellow iron oxide, splattered on some drying time extender and wiped it off again after the paint was dry, bits of the script stamp were added with stazon jet black. The grape vine on the left was copied onto vellum and glued down. The collage was finished then by heat embossing the fish skeleton and adhering the cut out words.
That's it, short and sweet ;-) I'm sure all of you know how to do a collage ... if you have any questions please leave them in the comment section.

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look. Maybe this panel can be an inspiration for you to join in our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge which is 'flora or fauna' this time.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Friday, 22 January 2016


gebruikte stempels :
stampscape Eagle 338D
kale boom SW Q08022

gesponst met distress inkt
de eagle gestempeld met archival jet black

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Floral notelets

With our challenge over at
FLORA AND FAUNA this fortnight,
I have made 3 notelets with a floral theme.
I have used kraft card and recycled heavy kraft paper for the envelopes.
 Although I used black ink for the floral images,
 I still think that the notelets have a soft vintage feel to them.
 I coloured tthe vintage florals with soft chalk pastel pencils,
 plus a china white water colour pencil for the highlights.
ROSE SW N06065
I hope you'll have time to enter our challenge....
you could win some beautiful unmounted DESTEMPELWINKEL rubber stamps.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Achtung zerbrechlich

I just love to use canvases the other way around, playing and working a bit more dimensional than on cards....

Stamps used:

participating at:

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Bierviltje bewerkt / Altered coaster.

Soms is het gewoon leuk om met alle "troep" die op je werktafel achterblijft iets leuks te maken. Ik heb een bierviltje gepakt en op een restje achtergrond papier gelegd, omgetekend en uitgeknipt. Verder lag er een gedeelte van een puzzel, daar het gezicht opgestempeld, er een sticker achter geplakt, omgetekend (om een dop) en uitgeknipt met de Tim Holz schaar. Ook de andere rondjes, de vlinder en de knoopjes lagen tussen de spullen op mijn tafel. Een beetje sponzen om de kleuren beter bij elkaar te laten passen.  Alles samen vormt een aardig geheel, toch?

Sometimes it is fun to play with "trash" left on your desk. I took a coaster and a leftover background paper that i cut in shape. I found a piece of a puzzle, stamped the face on it and glued a sticker on the back. Then i drew a circle around a lit and cut it with the Tim Holz sissor. The other circles where also found on my desk en the buttons and butterfly too. A little bit spunging to match the colors. Together it makes a nice coaster don't you think?

Monday, 18 January 2016

Canvas Board - Eye of Horus

Hi all, it's Suzanne here, sharing a canvas board.
While desperately looking for something else I found a canvas board I started some time ago. I already painted it with washes of acrylic ink and did an image transfer with matte medium and a picture from a magazine.

supplies used
nefertiti collage P4202NS
scarabee N4207NS 
stone floor Q5414NS

gesso 3024-32314 
(love, love, love this very product, by the way)
decoart media crackle glaze clear
versamark embossing ink pad TS-VM001
embossing powder gold 432101
stazon ink pad timber brown
multi medium matte CH-HSP24927
decoart media ultra matte varnish DMM24-71
distress ink pad vintage photo  
modeling clay
DIY sand paste 
(which I described in a different post) 
or  ready-made  Modeling paste Texture sand paste
acrylic paints 
acrylic inks
watercolour pencils
neocolor II

On the background I added sand paste in some areas and roughly painted everything over with acrylic paint 'desert sand'. When dry I dry brushed the texture with different shades of brown/ochre and stamped parts of the stone floor. Finally some golden embossing powder was added.
The nefertiti collage was stamped onto coffee dyed paper I added more shades of brown to with distress vintage photo and water. The embellishment was made from air drying clay, painted, treated with crackle glaze and acrylic paint quin gold to highlight the cracks and finally heat embossed. Sadly the image didn't turn out very distinctly because I added paper scraps underneath, but I kind of like it this way.

Thanks so very much for stopping by.
Hugs, Suzanne xx

We'd love you to also stop stop by our de stempelwinkel stampers challenge and join :-) It's flora and fauna. Your playing along is highly appreciated :-D

Sunday, 17 January 2016

even wat anders dan kaarten stempelen..
eerst alles geverfd met distress paint Black soot
Na drogen met een babydoekje wat verf weggehaald en Media vernis erover