Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Grids with alcohol inks

These have already been featured on my other blog, but they haven't been added to this blog yet, so I'm just catching up.

I used alchol inks on glossy cardstock for my background. Stamped with versamark and embossed the Holly Stamp from Hero Arts in white and gold. Punched out squares and assembled them to give a different look to a card, and also the chance to use stamps that I don't have much inspiration with in any other way.

This card was featured on this blog today. Here I used white and silver embossing using a Decorative Ornament stamp from Hero Arts and Cranberry and Ginger alcohol inks on glossy paper.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sketch design

A different lay-out - this time inspired by a sketch found here. As it does not follow the sketch completely I'm going to give this one another try.

Most of the images are Hero Arts and from my scrap basket. Thanks Sue, I am really enjoying this sentiment stamp. I don't usually use these colors but once in a while I don't mind them.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A grid in blue

This time I didn't leave any space between the squares and picked out all the blues I had which were in the minority, but still enough to puzzle together another grid.

This was my little Sunday entertainment.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Grid with pink and brown tints

Another grid card made with scraps, punched out squares from unused projects.

This time I stamped on the pp using the Mix and Match mini stamp set from Hero Arts with brown ink.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another Christmas Grid

I am just experimenting with the scrap papers I have and it is so nice to just to be able to punch a square and use it in a harmonious way on  a card with other pieces of paper which need a home.

This is what I like about being creative, making something from nothing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Christmas grid

Just thinking about ideas for Christmas cards. Should I just use up the Christmas tinted papers and make grid cards? If I could punch out a load of squares I just might get a lot done in a short time...

 The flower is an inspiration from my friend Franziska. We inspire each other and I'm glad I met her. It is the Garden Star stamp from Hero Arts, stamped twice and dimensioned.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Grid on a diecut

Thanks to Sue, I have some die cuts to play with.

Another tidy up taken place with this card and the scraps have been diminished.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Left-overs grid

Another name for scraps, left-overs, peachy colors this time, arranged together and some of the squares have been stamped with a stitched frame stamp to add some interest.

This little stamp comes from the Mix and Match acyclic stamp set from Hero Arts.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Using scraps for a grid

I have a special little drawer where I put all the little scraps, unused projects etc. in, so that I can puzzle a grid together from time to time. It's something I enjoy and love to do.

This is green orientated with a vintage touch.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two wrongs make a right!

This is the result of two cards ending up wrong, putting the square punch into them and making something of them. Actually I love this kind of creating.

All sorts of stamps on this one, including a flower stamp recently delivered from Artistic Outpost.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Watercolor Petals

I wanted to revive this Hero Arts acrylic stamp set which I don't use enough, so decided to use up some distressed backgrounds for it and if I am looking for something relaxing, I make a grid.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Shell grid with Alcohol Inks

Dreaming of the beach and shells, the sea and the lovely smell of fish, but unable to be there..

I love the sea.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Butterfly grid

I love creating in this fashion, especially with AI and different colors embossing powder, this time I chose silver. It is always a surprise how the squares will fall and look like when I puzzle them together after making the master board.

I also have a favorite gem or pearl I love to use, they are the Hero Hues from Hero Arts. The butterflies are from the Antique engravings set.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Butterfly inchies

These are inchie stamps, no cutting, no measuring, no punching, just stamping.

Have had these stamps from Crafty Individuals for a while, nice to get them out and use them for a change.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Stamped three different Shell stamps from Hero Arts Antique Engravings set onto glossy card stock (assembled onto an acrylic block together, don't stamp separately, saves time) with Versamark, let it dry for a minute,then I sponged different color distress inks with a summery feel to them over the top. I'm thinking here of sweet melons, strawberries, limes, lemons and blue skies!

Punched out the squares and assembled them in grid fashion. Added some string and a tag.
I chose the sentiment 'Dream' because a holiday by the Sea shall always be my dream holiday!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inchie tags

It was a post by Chris that gave me the idea of making some tags, even though her post turned out to be a card :)

 That is inspiration I suppose, it can happen in a flits.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stamping on distress background

This is a mix of many stamps using distress inks and white ink creating shadows, which are hardly visible once it drys.

I added two little digital butterflies.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Grid in a diecut frame

Another way to use inchies. Just arrange them under a frame.

I have punched out squares from the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers, added a prima and a button. I distressed the fame with antique linen and then stamped over the top with Hero Arts Envelope pattern design block.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer grid

One of my favorite pastimes, puzzling scraps together into a grid, this one I've called 'Summer', mainly because of the colors.

The bird on the sixth square from the top is one that Jean sent me from Cornish Heritage Farm stamps. Most of the other ones are Hero Arts and Pink Paislee.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Grid with Pink Paislee, inspired by Petra and color combo

I saw this card this week which Petra had made and it inspired me instantly. I had made a card with the color combo of beige, blueberry and dusty rose so I combined her inspiration with the color combo for a grid.

Added a couple of pearls and a postmark.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mini inchies not being the focal image

Alot of the time inchies are the focal image. Here I used them as an added decoration to the card.

Image is from the Graphics Fairy. Stamps are Penny Black and Pink Paislee.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring grid with nest

I sorted out this punched squares according to colors, patterns and a Spring theme.

I don't use organe that much, but it seems to suit Spring just as well as Summer.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Simple Frame from Hero Arts

This card shows why I really wanted the versatile Simple Frame from Hero Arts and I was lucky enough to win it in a March contest on their blog.

These are just punched squares from unused projects, assorted according to color, more than patterns.
The leave branch in the middle is a very old Hero Arts stamp, still love it! BTW, cutting out the frame is done in no time!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Picked out all the green squares I have punched out in the past and made another little puzzle while I was watching the tennis.

My favorite pastime.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Simple tag

Sometimes a tag can just fall together, if you have the right elements.

An inchie image, a music background, pink (in my case) and a sentiment, which is from Hero Arts. Although this is not a recent tag, I have always loved this one.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Masculine inchie card

Made in October 2008, a masculine card with a Hero Arts definition stamp.

A very simple card to make really. These are the most difficult cards ever to make, in my opinion. Might just give someone an idea, hope so!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Three inchies centrally placed.

I used a postcard (free download) and used some scraps from stamped projects.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Grid from a Poppies Stamp

After making several samples of a watercolor look with a Poppies stamp from Hero Arts, I punched out several squares to give a new look to this stamp.

It doesn't take long and it's so relaxing and enjoyable to do!

Here is the cling stamp I used:

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring inchie grid

Love working with bird images.

Have used scraps from the paper series 7 Gypsies for this card.

Monday, February 28, 2011

An old grid tag

I suddenly found this - a very old grid tag! It has a charm on a piece of string at the top. I hardly ever use the stamps which I used on this tag, I should do. I couldn't get it any bigger either.

It's leaning against a mini Eiffel Tower which my son brought home for me after his trip to Paris. I treasure it.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tag tea-bag pockets

So I made up a little word - voor mini-inchies = minchies.

 This tea-bag pocket has three minchies from the Hero Arts Mix and Match pattern stamps.

and this has one which I have turned to make a little diamond.

Made a while ago, finally in my little blog.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Small grid frames

Once again the Graphic's Fairy provided such pretty little frames to work with!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grid in digital frame

I have been downloading some freebie frames from the Graphic's Fairy to make some inchie tags.

I need a stock of tags to be able to give away and these give variation in crafting.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

For Valentine's Day

Another little heart grid.

I'm going to have to think of non-pink cards from today!

Friday, February 11, 2011

My scraps are finally declining

Well, after having given away a big envelope of scraps to a lady who asked me for them in Holland, I am finally getting to an end! I have enough papers etc. but the stamped project scraps are scarce and those are the ones I need....

 I cut out a heart template because I wanted to make a heart grid - but these were the only colors I had enough of to finish the card, green and brown. I think I will be making one in pinky colors too, for Valentines, but I'm not a paper-heart person really! The Hydrangea heart in the corner is recycled from an envelope in which I received a card from Sanne.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tag with inchie

This tag has an inchie which I found in the K&Co papers - a whole sheet of them - I have used them all up in the mean time, but can't remember on what!

It's not like I made this tag yesterday or today, but I am looking through my archives to see if I missed any inchie projects, to add to this blog.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Love making puzzles like this.

Its productive too because it means using up scraps and mixing and matching with colors and patterns.

This is the most relaxing kind of crafting I know.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grunge grid template

I found a template quite by accident on Flickr here and it is a freebie. All I had to do was link up anything I made with it, so I did.

It is quite easy to have a template, because you can quickly place your squares and glue them down.

 I think I am a bit obsessive in not throwing away something that could contribute to a craft project, that in turn can be turned into a blessing. I love using up the scraps this way!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Card-case 2

I feel so much more free on this blog...
This is another card I so wanted to try myself. Helle and I seem to have the same stamps so it's great to inspire each other!
This is my card:
and this is the beautiful card that got my attention from Helle:

Now I'm off to find my next card to case.


This is not so colorful as the card which I cased but I had to find a way to do this without having to buy the frame-stamp and fortunately I found the frame on the Graphic's fairy which I printed out on PP and found my space to do the inchies.

This is the card I so wanted to case from Nancy Kreuger:

This is a gorgeous Hero Arts Frame - I think I will buy it when it is 50 percent off, if ever I get that chance!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Small focal point

Using an inchie doesn't have to be an addition to a focal point - it can be the focal point itself as this card shows.

I love this image, found on the Graphic's Fairy website.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A light colored grid

Using a lot of scrap pieces used during the last month - I haven't seemed to find the inspiration I used to have, so lots of things go wrong!

I don't know whether I will ever get back the ideas I used to have.

Mix and match and added sewing

Another way to use up all the snippets and cut-outs which need to find a home. The added feature to this card is sewing, which I love to do ...