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Spring card with foamiran flowers

Hi and welcome to my blog.
Today was a nice Saturday here in the Netherlands. Although it was only 11 degrees C (51 F) there was a bit of spring in the air and the sun was shining.
My card today fits perfect because it has a spring theme and it was a joy making this card.

The paperpad I used is from Mintay Papers called Springtime. So pretty.
The lovely chipboard with the birds is from misz masz papierowy .

I made the flowers using rosy dot dies, stamens and foamiran from 14 craft bar. I used white foamiran and colored this with oil pastels and chalks to match the papers.

The lace frame and crochet flowers tucked away there are from allma craft.

I stamped sentiment is from inspired by stamping.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:





Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate your comments!

Hugs, Henriette.

Shabby Chic Box

Hi, and welcome to my blog.
Today I'm sharing a shabby chic box I've made using some of the new goodies I'd ordered for my birthday.

My inspiration for this box came from this month challenge at snipart, the theme is Anne of  Green Gables.
I don't make much green colored projects so this was a nice change.

First I've made the box by using a free template maker. To cover the box I used Kaisercraft Provincial Collection paper.
The chipboard frame is from Snipart and I glued some white ribbon around the edges of the frame and placed paper behind the frame.

I've decorated the box with lace, ribbons, paper roses, pearls, doilies, resins, fabric leaves from Allmacraft and a cameo from Het Witte Luik.

I'm entering this box in these challenges:


Blomster, Blonder, Punch.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Henriette.

Easter card with foamiran flowers

Hi, today I'm sharing an Easter card full with spring foamiran flowers.

The papers I used on this card are from the paperpad "springtime" from mintay papers.
The Easter egg chipboard is from MiszMasz papierowy  and I bought it at the lemoncraft shop.

I made all the flowers on this card using foamiran sheets and stamens from the 14 craft bar shop.

I colored white foamiran with blue and yellow chalks to get the colors I wanted.

There are also lace and fabric elements on this card, these are from Allmacraft.com. A webshop from the Ukraine I recently discovered. They sell THE most beautiful laces, guipure, crochets and other goodies, you really must take a look.

I would like to enter this card in these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs, Henriette.

14 craft bar challenge

Hi, today starts a new challenge over at the 14 craft bar blog.
The challenge is:

Create any project with foamiran flower or foamiran flowers only :)

You have until the 14th next month. The lucky winner will be chosen randomly and will win a € 25 to use in the 14 craft bar store. There's also a top 3 chosen by the DT.

Here's some inspiration for you. I've made this card using all kinds of supplies from the 14 craft bar store.

The paper for example is from Lemoncraft - Gossamer blue.

The lovely chipboard is also available at the 14 craft bar store.

and of course the foamiran sheet, flower centres and stamens I used on my card.

I've also made a video tutorial on how I've made the flowers on this card.
Here is the link to the video.

For more info and the inlinkz for the challenge please visit the 14 craft bar blog at:

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.

Altered book box

Hi everyone! I'm very pleased with this project I'm about to share with you. It turned out so beautiful (this is mainly because of the papers I used). I've made a lot of photo's so you can see the total project.

It all started with this ugly book box I bought at a Dutch store called Kruidvat. I already knew that I wanted to alter it.

First I covered the entire book box with 2 layers of gesso. Then I cut the 12x12 Birdsong papers from Mintay papers to size.
I covered the outside, inside and sides of the book box with the papers from the set. I LOVE these papers, they are really beautiful.

Before gluing on the first paper layer I adhered the white laces so the book can be closed.
I made a panel with the wood planks paper and glued one of the inlay cards behind it.

The inside is kept simple with a little birdsnest, some branches, moss and feathers. The gorgeous papers are pretty enough.

Then it was time to decorate the front of the book box.
I used all kinds of materials from my stash; laces, ribbon, chord, paper flowers, resin frames, feathers, sissal and skeleton leaves. The big daisy flowers are from Lemoncraft.

I also included cut outs from the paper set and two butterflies.

This book box has a real spring feel.
It was my first big altering project and I had fun making it. I hope you like it to.

I would like to enter this altered book box in these challenges:

My inspiration came from the colors, the springtheme and the flowers in the lower left corner.



Thanks for stopping by my blog! Thanks for any comments!

Hugs, Henriette.