Thursday, 21 August 2014


Gebruikte materialen:

Neem een stencil naar keuze en spons deze met
Memento Desert Sand op de kaart.
Spons de randen ook met Desert sand.
Stempel tevens de bloem met dezelfde kleur
1x op de kaart.
Stempel daarna de bloem met Brilliance Lavendel
2x op de kaart.
Spons ook de randen een beetje met deze kleur.
Stempel de tekst Beterschap ook met Lavendel.
Mat de kaart op bijpassende kleuren.

Groetjes Bea

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Vakantie tag / holiday tag.

Ik heb een grote tag gesneden uit creme karton. Ik heb de landkaart met versa mark gestempeld en clear geëmbost. Daarna heb ik de tag met distress inkt gesponsd, schoongeveegd met een tissue zodat de inkt van de geëmboste landkaart verdwijnt. Met bruine stazon heb ik de andere stempels er overheen gestempeld. Met zwarte stazon de vlinders op een restje alcoholpapier en uitgeknipt. Een strookje papier gesponsd met de zelfde kleuren als de tag en de tekst geschreven met de sharpie, uitgeknipt en opgeplakt. De vlinders verhoogd op de tag geplakt. De randen gesponsd met bruin.

I cut a big tag out of vanilla cardstock. I stamped the landkaart with versa mark and clear embossed it. I spunged with distress ink and wiped with a tissue so the landkaart showed. Then i stamped the other stamps with brown stazon all over it. I stamped the butterflies on a left-over-alcohol-paper en cut out. I colored a piece of paper with the same spunges and wrote the text with the shapie, cut it out and glued it on the tag. The butterflies are glued with 3D tape on the tag. Spunged the edges with brown.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Shabby Leafy Picture


Stamps used:

Well its been one if those days here today,Internet has died so I am in a coffee shop worrying this post on my phone as the laptop will not pick up the wifi. 
Mark here and I have a shabby leafy picture frame that I picked up from ikea. 
The Grange was distressed with Decoart chalk paints and stamped with the Dyan reaveley leaf stamp. The leaves were painted with fluid acrylics. 
The insert piece is a trando creative media board coloured with gelatoes and stamped with the maple leaf image
image.the gaps between the leaves were painted with the turquoise fluid acrylic.
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully the links to the stamps will be added soon xc

Monday, 18 August 2014

a little gift

Good morning to all of you out there in blogland ...
It's Suzanne here again this surprisingly dry morning, sharing a wooden bobbin with a linen ribbon.

stamps from plates
PLATESW91 nature ornamental forms
PLATESW89 microscopic artforms plants
and PLATESW148 silhouettes

StazOn inkpads midi
chalk paints

Sometimes there are people you just don't have any idea what to give them as gifts for their birthdays. I know a few of them :-) And I wanted to make something with those wooden spools that sometimes come with those gorgeous linen ribbons - or vice versa.
So I sanded one of them a little to make it a tad smoother - but not too smooth because I didn't want to cover the wooden look and feel completely. Afterwards I painted it with a few layers of chalk paint, sanded them back, and stamped the image. Several smaller images were stamped onto the ribbon with stazon inkpads and finally I put the ribbon back onto the reel.
So, I hope the addressee can do something with it, embellish another present for example. I don't have an idea how to use the spool itself so far, but that's up to the recipient then :-)

As always, thank you so very much for your visit. It's very appreciated.
Have a great week everyone and please stop by again any other day to have a look at the stunning works of the DT, thanks.
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Een label kan tenslotte allerlei vormen hebben...

eifeltoren  SW P10017
galerie Le Rêve CP Q506
Henriëtte SW P07073

Het torso geknipt en gesponst , daarna op apart papier de onderdelen gestempeld en uitgeknipt,
gemat op donkerbruin en met randje uitgeknipt.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Fairy Altered book Part 1.

Good morning,
I, BD, have a pretty altered board book to share today.
I have kept the colours soft and muted....
Front cover... I have left a space at the top for someone's name to be added.
 I masked off a circle in the center of every other page so that notes can be jotted in there.

 I used a mixture of promarkers and coloured pencils to colour the images and background.

On my next turn you'll see the rest of the book.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Sierlijk schrijven

Deze kaart heb ik voor de Craftorij Zomerchallenge,
opdracht 17,  gemaakt.
Gebruikte materialen :
De achtergrond gemaakt met Bister, daarna de tekst stempelen en
met een stempelliniaal de hand op de juiste
plaats stempelen.
Kaart matten op zwart.
Groetjes Bea

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Landschap met paint en de de nieuwe stempels.

Op een kaart, gesneden van Manila cardstock, heb ik met paint op de craftsheet de achtergrond gemaakt. Goed gedroogd met de heatgun en daarna met archival jet black de stempels afgedrukt. Weer goed drogen en met paint en een waterbrush de bomen, de koeien en het water nog extra gekleurd. Gemat op wit.

I made the background with paint on the craftsheet. I used a piece of Manila cardstock. I dried it with the heatgun and then i stamped the scene with archival jet black. Again i dried it with the heatgun. With a waterbrush and paint i painted the trees, the cows and the water.

Deze kaart doet mee met de challenge van Craft a scene.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A Large Peg

Stamps Used:
The Lovely Lady is from FS25 Lillypond & Flowers
The Flowers are from FS25 Lillypond & Flowers
The Script on the side is from Burning Hearts Plate 56

Thanks for stopping by, Mark here and I am sharing a large peg this morning.This is one of those pegs that is big enough to act as a paper weight and not clip and will sit happily on a desk.
After a base coat of white paint I used the Decoart Fluid Acrylics to add my colour, I thought I would go for a brighter than usual feel and after a base of Yellow I used a wash of magenta to add the paint runs.
The images were stamped with archival black ink, The lady fits perfectly and I used part of the chrysanthemum stamp from the same set, just masking of the main part of the peg.
The edges were swiped with archival ink and a finishing coat of Satin Varnish helped bring out the colours.
Sorry for the bad pics, we have had a fair bit of rain recently and the lighting in my flat is terrible for taking pics.
As always a great big thankyou for stopping by. Head back tomorrow for something new from our DT xxx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

bookmarks to abandon ...

Hi all, I hope you have a great week so far ;-)
It's Suzanne here again, sharing two bookmarks.

supplies used
(for the more feminine one)
Mercedes EI M1449
thinking N3703NS
background eye SW S14012
background French text SW S14011

for the masculine one
man with eyepatch SW R14003 from plate large men  PLATESW167
air bicycle SW P11009

StazOn stone grey 
distress ink pads evergreen bough
acrylic paints
ranger stickles diamond GG-SGG17028
sharpie writing pen 1742663 
various stencils
watercolor pencils
gelli printing plate

Both backgrounds are gelli prints from my stash.
For the first one I used an additional stencil and acrylic paint to sponge a few more patterns, the background stamp with the eye and small areas of the French script stamp. The images are stamped separately on white cardstock and colored with distress paint, watercolor pencils, and lumiere paint plus a bit of stickle glue on the wings. Since I don't have a good book stamp I tried to draw one on my own LOL

Here I masked the bigger circle of the gelli print and stamped the air bicycle, the guy with the eyepatch again is stamped separately - on a different gelli print with quite some silver acrylic paint on it - and fuzzy cut. Finally I added some splatters of lumiere paint with a paint brush:

I love the shimmer ...

In the area of our local swimming pool they set up an old telephone booth to provide a mini library with free books to borrow and swap. So I decided to make a few bookmarks and leave them there ... I hope they are used and a little bit appreciated by someome.

That's it for today. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to stop by and I hope you like them a bit.

Hugs, Suzanne xx

Monday, 11 August 2014


Van de nieuwe plate...

Zonnebloem groot SW Q14026/174
zonnebloem klein SW N14027/174
bijen E4414NS
NOF rand SW G09065

de grote zonnebloem op wit papier gestempeld ,
 de bijen en onderrand gestempeld en ingekleurd met distressinkt.
daarna gemat op glanspapier.

De onderkaart bestempeld met de kleine zonnebloemen en gekleurd en ook gemat op glanspapier.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sherlock ATC

Happy Sunday...
today I have a small simple project to share...
an ATC for a friend who saw a similar one I made a long time ago.
I kept it pretty simple, with just a hint of colour.
I stamped and cut out my images and adhered them onto a distressed 
union jack flag. The magnifying glass was fussy cut then stuck onto acetate 
so that it actually looks as if its glass.
POSTER STUDY IN SCARLET SW Q11020 ( just the top)
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 9 August 2014


Voor de Craftorij Zomerchallenge, opdracht 13 "bloemen" 
heb ik deze kaart gemaakt.

Gebruikte materialen:

De kaart gesponst met Distres Inkt.
De bloem meerdere keren gestempeld en gebleekt met iets bleek.
Kaart gemat op zwart.

Groetjes Bea

Friday, 8 August 2014

"Vakantiefoto" / "vacationpicture"

Deze lieve jongen kwamen we tegen op vakantie in Canada. Nu is het een mooi verhaal om te vertellen, toen het gebeurde waren we erg bang.
We ran into this nice boy when we where in Canada. Now it is a nice story, but when it happend we where very scared.

Ik heb eerst de beer gestempeld en gemaskerd, daar na de achtergrond opgebouwd. Om de berken wit te houden heb ik daar maskers overgelegd toen ik de achtergrond bomen stempelde. De voorkant heb ik opgevuld met het gras van 279F. Ingekleurd met sponsjes en adirondack. De beer, de rotsblokken en de bomen met nibbs en adirondack ingekleurd. De berken nog iets geaccentueerd met de witte sharpie.

I stamped and masked the bear first, than i created the scene. To keep the birch trees white i masked them too. I filled the foreground with the grass from 279F. I colored with spunges and adirondack. The bear, the rocks and the trees are colored with the nibbs. I made white accents with the sharpie on the birch trees.

Deze kaart doet mee met de challenge van craft a scene, waar de opdracht deze maand een vierpotig dier in je scene is.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Oriental Present Topper

Stamps Used:
All The Images Are From Flowers For Buddha Plate 76

Morning all, Mark here and  Iam sharing a Stamp Board oval, Now I have not really used it as it is meant to be used but they make a great surface to work on ;)
I have used Media Fluids for the back ground and some tripple thick to give a nice high gloss finish. The images were stamped with black Stazon and the oval was edged with archival ink.
It's now all set for a gift tag or present topper for the next time a birthday comes round.
Thanks for stopping by. xxxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


Good morning to all of you around blogand - I hope you have a great summertime.
It's Suzanne here, sharing a card:

drawers woman CP R524
large numbers PLATESW168 
serving dish SW M06099 

Dylusions squeezed orange DR-DYC33936
numbers stencil
various other stencils 
gelli plate
acrylic paint
TH film strip

For the background I chose one of the gelli plate prints from my stash. And then I went with the stamps that have been sitting on my table still :-)
Unfortunately my heat gun conked out so I went for a collage and fuzzy cut all the stamp images that were stamped with StazOn jet black (on backgrounds that I sprayed with dylusions). First I tried london blue and dirty martini but you could hardly see the woman afterwards, so I changed to squeezed orange. The numbers were stamped through a numbers stencil and cut out as well, just like the serving dish that was colored in with watercolor pens. Since I felt something was missing behind the woman I attached a bit of TH filmstrip with a stapler and added a small lightbulb.

Thank you so very mmuch for taking the time to stop by.
Have a great day everyone ...
hugs, Suzanne xx

Tuesday, 5 August 2014



achtergrond met acrylverf
stampscape duck trio 
stampscape lake island

gemat op wit papier waarvan de rand beschilderd is met acryl om dezelfde kleur te krijgen
daarna op een ivoorwitte kaart

Monday, 4 August 2014

Steampunk money box.

Hello again,
it's the dragons turn today to share a stamped project.
Again I have been playing with clay and ORIGINAL RUST.
This started life as a basic square untreated wooden money box.
I rolled out my clay quite thinly and roughly cut to size...allowing for shrinkage on drying.
I stamped into the clay with various cogs and clocks.
Once the clay was baked i adhered it to the box with a mix of wood filler and PVA glue.
I cut the hole in the top once it was dry and sanded it down smooth, as well as trimming the box edges.
I used black and brown acrylic paint, then generous amounts of ORIGINAL RUST.
I am quite pleased with the amount of detail on the box top from the very fine detailed  MOVEMENT stamp.
Something like this would make a nice present for a boy.... and encourage them to save their pocket money...maybe?

Thank you for stopping by... there will be another project from another designer tomorrow.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Een spelletje

Voor de Craftorij Zomerchallenge , opdracht 14 "spelletje" 
heb ik deze kaart gemaakt.

Gebruikte materialen :

De achtergrond met Bister.
De kaarten, bingokaart en schaakstukken 
gestempeld en uitgeknipt.
De hartjes rood gemaakt met Smooch.
Alles gesponst met Distres Vintage Photo.
Kaart gemat op zwart.

Groetjes Bea

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Embrace Your Dreams Tag

Stamps Used:
The Back Ground Script is from Plate 170 Achtergrondstemples 3
The Lady is from Plate 56 Burning Hearts

Morning all, Mark here and I have a little tag for you today.
With the summer holls now upon us I decided to have a rummage through my bits box and see what I could find, I found some drift wood, this was the starting point for my tag. I started by painting the background Sorry for the bad pics, the light was poor this eve,(it's a lot blue'er in real life) I then stamped with the script stamp, It was then painted over with a translucent white to give a white washed shabby look. The girl was stamped next and the button and eyelet added.
The drift wood has also been painted with the translucent white and then rubbed back so the wood shows through, some twine was wrapped around the drift wood and then glued into place.
The tag was finished of with some Tim Holtz chit chat stickers that have been edged with black to help them stand out.
Thanks for stopping by xx

Friday, 1 August 2014

Augustus 2014


Ik heb eerst de grote cijfers met Stazon jet black en blazing red op 2 A4 vellen gestempeld. Daarna de vellen besproeid met dylusions. Toen alles goed droog was heb ik met een uitgesneden vakje, sponsjes en witte gesso de vakjes gemaakt. Gedroogd met de heatgun en daarna met de sharpie de vakjes omlijnd en de dagen en de pijlen erin getekend. Randen gesponst met zwarte inkt.

I stamped the big numbers with stazon jet black and blazing red on 2 sheets of paper (A4). Then i sprayed with dylusions. When dry i made the white spots with a cut out, spunges and white gesso. I dryed this with the heatgun and made the black drawing and writing with the sharpie pen. Spunged the edges with black ink.

Thursday, 31 July 2014


Voor de tag van deze maand heb ik met pigmentpoeders gespeeld. Daar is makkelijk aan te komen als je op een steenworp afstand van een verfmolen woont, maar ook als je dat niet doet, zijn er tal van kunstschilderswinkels, ook op internet, die je er aan kunnen helpen.
In tegenstelling tot pigmentpoeders uit de hobbybranche zijn hieraan geen extra stoffen toegevoegd en moet je dus een 'plak' ingrediënt toevoegen om het te kunnen gebruiken.

Voor deze tag heb ik gebruik gemaakt van Magenta (en een extra item met Franse lak rood). Ik ben begonnen met het poeder losjes te mengen met gesso en dat met een paletmes op de tag aangebracht.

For this month's tag I played with pigments. You can buy them at an art store or as in my case at a paint mill. The powders contain only pigment so you'll have to add other ingrediënts to make it stick. You can make your own paint with it, plenty of recipes to be found on the web, or you can mix it with whatever you have. I mixed it loosely with gesso and used a palet knife to smear it on the tag.
For this tag I used Magenta.

Deze stansjes heb ik met zwarte gesso geverfd en vervolgens iridescerent medium gemengd met wat pigment aangebracht.

I painted these diecuts with black gesso and then added some iridesent medium mixed with the pigments.

De tag vervolgens bestempeld met Stazon.
SW S14011 - Franse tekst
SW S14010 - Achtergrond register

I stamped with Stazon.

Vervolgens vond ik het nog niet genoeg naar de achtergrond verdwijnen, dus ik voegde een glaze toe van multi medium gloss en pigments.
Trouwens, over multi medium gesproken, herinneren jullie je mijn eerste tag van dit jaar nog? Daarop had ik een skin gebruikt. In de Craft Stamper van augustus zie je een heel artikel daarover met mooie voorbeelden van Trish Lattimer.

I then decided to push it more into the background by using a glaze of multi medium gloss mixed with pigments. Talking about multi medium, do you remember my first tag this year? The one I used a skin on? There is now a full length article on skins by Trish Lattimer in the Craft Stamper of august with great examples.

Hierna ben ik met de melting pot aan de gang gegaan. Eerst met was waaraan ik de pigment (Franse lak rood) had toegevoegd. Prachtig resultaat, wat ik niet op de tag kon gebruiken omdat ik naturel was gebruikt had. Hierdoor was de kleur niet mooi ten opzichte van de tag. Omdat ik geen extra project pan had om het met kleurloze was uit te proberen, ben ik maar verder gegaan met UTEE.

CP N397 - Winter limb

Next I heated up the melting pot. First I used the pigment (French red this time) with wax which gave a wonderful result, but because I used the natural wax the colour slightly changed and I didn't like it on the tag. So I set aside the project pan and continued with UTEE.

Ik heb witte UTEE gemengd met de pigment in verschillende hoeveelheden voor de hartjes. Het ene vlindertje was eerst enkel wit en heb ik daarna ook met de glaze bewerkt. Vervolgens zwarte UTEE toegevoegd en daar het laatste hartje mee gemaakt. in de vorm van de vlinder heb ik eerst pigment gestrooid en vervolgens het UTEE mengsel eroverheen gegoten.

Dyan Reavely - The right words

I mixed white UTEE with the pigment for two of the hearts. The top butterfly was made with pure white UTEE on top of which I added the same glaze. I then added black UTEE to the mix and poured the small heart. Before pouring the black UTEE mix into the butterfly mold I sprinkled a bit of pigment powders first so the UTEE would adhere to that.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

crayon box

Good morning everyone ...
It's Suzanne here again and I'm sharing a crayon box.

pen CP Q474 from the plate writers PLATECP20
and stamps from the plate writing letters NSPL107

distress paint spiced marmelade TH-TDD36463
evergreen bough TH-TDD38528
seedless preserves TH-TDD36456
acrylic paint lime yellow
StazOn ink pad jet black
some pearls from a broken necklace
glossy accents

We had this cylinder-shaped box sitting around for quite some time and it served to contain different stuff at different times.
But lately my (not anymore) little one used it for her colour pencils. So I decided to jazz it up it a little bit :-)
I masked the window, primed the box with a layer of gesso and painted that over with acrylic paint. Then I stamped the images and dabbed on some distress paint, some small pearls were adhered onto the lid.
Weel, I hope you like it a bit :-)

Thank you ever so much for your visit and I'd love to see you here again and again :-)
Hugs, Suzanne xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014



de WK voetbalgekte is voorbij
de overgebleven bierviltjes heb ik een nieuwe bestemming gegeven

De viltjes met stencils en structuurpasta reliëf gegeven 
Daarna bestreken met gesso en goed laten drogen
Bespoten met Dylusions
De stempels zijn  Fancy Florals  van DYR
De tekst ( met Stazon) gestempeld op sheet en met dubbelzijdig plakband bevestigd
De viltjes aan elkaar bevestigd met lint

Monday, 28 July 2014

School's out.

Good morning, 
it's the dragon here again, with another page in my Critters book.
My twin girls finished school for the summer last Thursday, so we spent Friday making a page for 
the Critters book.
 I stamped and masked the letter tiles, stamped the critters and the school master.
These were all then coloured with distress inks. I then painted over each stamped image with a thin
coat of acrylic vanish. I allowed it to dry completely then let my girls go crazy with the fire-work stamp.
They used bright coloured distress ink as this could then be wiped of the vanished images.
I know the fire-works are not stamped perfectly but it really doesnt matter for this page... 
the girls had loads of fun helping make this.

Thanks for stopping by, there will be another project tomorrow from another designer.