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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Halloween cabinet cards on: October 22, 2012 10:10:07 AM
So last week I became the proud owner of a Big Shot diecutting machine (I am hooked Smiley). Yesterday I decided to make a few Halloween-themed cabinet cards. I used the Tim Holtz alterations cabinet card-die for the cards background (my favourite die so far!), and several Tim Holtz Halloween-themed dies plus a sizzlit swirl-die that came with my machine. Instead of gluing the die cuts on the cards I decided to paint around them with silver acrylic paint and then removing them, for a silhouette-effect. I then inked the edges of the cards. I will send a few of these out to friends, the rest I will display in my house.
What do you think?

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / My Halloween ATC addiction got slightly overboard (pic heavy) on: October 16, 2012 01:06:24 AM
So, once upon a time I decided to join the Secret Halloween ATC-swap. The object: making three Halloween-ATC's, but you wouldn't know who they were for until you got the addresses from the swap organizer. I made some ATC's before, and I really looked forward to making them. Who doesn't love Halloween?
So I made three. And a few more. And more. And I am still making them. I cant stop! I won't post the three I made for the swap, because two of them are still to be delivered to their recipients. But heres the rest... Will post the others plus the ones Im making now when they have arrived.

My first foray in the wondrous world of paper-cutting, I ended up making a whole series!

For my sister. I just got a new hole punch and I love it Smiley

I made a version for myself:

an attempt to make a flat kind of rosette
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / More decorated tins on: September 04, 2012 12:58:57 AM
Here are a few other decorated tins that I made.

This one is for my friend Laura. She loves classical music (we sing in the same choir), so when I found a piece of scrapbooking paper with the score for our national anthem the 'Wilhelmus' I knew I had to use it!   (especially since we had just performed a four part arrangement of it when we went on an exchange trip to Copenhagen) I don't think it's that obvious though Wink

I had just bought a musical themed poststamp set, so this was a perfect opportunity to use it. You can see Albert Einstein playing the piano, and Beethoven.

My first try at working more 3-d:

The polymer clay rose I made a few years ago.I painted it gold and stuck it on top of an ornament. The tin is covered in silk paper that I crumbled up, smoothed out and mounted on thicker paper. And then added a coat of gold paint of course Wink

This last tin was for my friend Maaike, who likes fairytales and fairies.

I loved this tin so much I almost couldn't bear to give it away Sad

I really liked making these tins, and look forward to making lots more (and experimenting with different techniques)
Hope you like!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A few decorated tins on: September 04, 2012 12:47:20 AM
Ever since I saw rackycoo's amazing Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial I knew I wanted to make some tins of my own. Unfortunately, being in the Netherlands means I can't get my hands on Altoids Tins that easily. I ended up using some mint tins from the local drugstore, and buying some Altoids Tins off eBay. In this post I will show you a few of my tins. (Because of image obesity I decided to split this up into seperate posts.)

I mostly used Tilda papers for the tins, I got this amazing paperpad for Christmas Smiley

Here's the first tin I did, for my friend Marissa.

This is the inside.

(This was before I discovered the wonders of alphabet-stamps, so excuse my handwriting Tongue)

The second tin I made was for my sister (who's also a member here, Suzelijn).

I used the cutout image of a bird as a reference to our father, who unfortunately passed away four years ago. He loved birds Smiley By this time I had bought a set of alphabet-stamps, but I unfortunately something went wrong with stamping, see the smudge on the left.

And this one's for my mother:

yay for stamps! I also started to experiment with goldpaint at this point.

5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Corsets and ball gown on: April 24, 2011 03:50:54 AM
Last weekend I went to the Elf Fantasy Fair, in an outfit I (almost completely) made myself!

I made everything except for the bag, pasasol and the hoopskirt (the black skirt I did make)

For the corset I used Truly Victorian pattern 110 (1880 Late Victorian Corset)
I apologise for the lack of contrast between the corset and the background Wink

The top (chemise) and skirt I made a few years ago. I used Simplicity 9769 as a pattern for my chemise (very easy to follow instructions, and I love the end result!). For the Elf Fantasy Fair I added some lace to the sleeves.

(I find smiling in pictures difficult Tongue)

The skirt is self drafted. I love the flower brooches. I am thinking of adding lace to the skirt. Oh, and making a petticoat.

Another picture:

Although there are a few things that I would do differently next time (like the bias binding, and I don't like the wrinkles), I am pretty proud of this corset. It is the second corset I made. I like the Truly Victorian pattern, but unfortunately the end result turned out a bit big in the hips, even though I made a mock-up Sad Ah well, now I know that for next time. I loved walking around in this ensemble, although I sometimes forgot that I needed more space because of the hoopskirt.Wink

I also wanted to show you my first corset I ever made, a Laughing Moon underbust:
I would recommend the pattern, but with alterations. If I would make it again I would lengthen it so that it would fit better over my hips.

Here's a picture of my chemise, hoopskirt and skirt together with my underbust corset.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Some fulled projects on: November 04, 2010 01:39:20 PM
A few months ago I discovered the wonders of fulling. So far I have made three bags (that I like) and a pair of lace-up gloves. I am working on a mobilepocket and a flower bag for my sister.


Pattern: 98-48 Felted Bag with Flap by DROPS. I can't crochet to save my life, so my mother was kind enough to make the flap.

For this bag I made up the pattern as I went. It was the first time using i-cord. I love this bag!

When I made this bag I didn't know what i-cord was. Wish I had known though. But I still like this bag a lot. This was the first bag I designed myself.

The pattern for these gloves I bought at Giftig.biz

7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / BJD clothing: lolitaish bloomers, petticoat and chemise on: March 01, 2009 01:57:04 AM
I finished these items more than a year ago, but what the heck, there can always be more BJD-stuff on craftster Wink
These items are modelled by my two dolls Amarynth and Aemelyn-Scarlett (the pink elf)

I really wanted to make a lolita-ish outfit for Amarynth, but so far I only finished the petticoat and the bloomers. Ah yes, the bloomers. They were supposed to be bloomers, but they were a bit short, so they ended up being pettipants Wink

This is Amarynth in them (I marked the image as mature since you see her chest, just in case)
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(My elf wears them now, she really likes them)

I'm very proud of this petticoat, it's very fluffy. I used tule from an old dress I bought in a second hand shop, and perhaps I used a bit too much Wink The only think I don't like is the bulky waist, if I ever make another one I'll change that.

This chemise was based on a 18th century chemise pattern, and was originally intended for my SD (60 cm) doll Amarynth, but I thought it looked cuter on my MSD (45 cm) elf instead. I horribly messed up with the underarm gussets, but you can't see that in this picture Wink

and just for fun: rufflebutt!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cybergothic-ish elf (BJD outfit) on: October 29, 2008 02:59:59 PM
I recently participated in a BJD Halloween swap and my task was to make a cybergothic vampire outfit for a BJD. I finished it today and although I'm not quite sure if I got the cybergothic part right (since I'm mostly into medieval stuff Wink) I was kind of proud of my outfit and wanted to show it to you guys! So I let Aemelyn-Scarlett, my DIM Flowne doll, model the outfit. Hope my swap partner likes it... (She doesn't visit these forums)

This outfit isn't what this cute elf normally would wear (she certainly isn't a vampire!), but I actually like it for her. Perhaps I'll make her a set as well...

close-up of the vest

the parts of the outfit
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Lucetted coasters (first project post) on: October 15, 2008 08:18:40 AM

After years of lurking here on Craftster I finally joined and here's my first project post!

My sister's moving out and I wanted to make her something for her new apartment. I recently discovered how to make lucet cord, and I had some thick yarn lying around so I thought it would be nice to make her some coasters.
I am pleased with how these turned out, perhaps I'll make a few for myself. Sewing the cord together took forever though...

I love lucetting, it's pretty easy to do and very relaxing. Lucet cord is mostly used as lacing or as an embellishment.

My lucet  Smiley.

10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hello from the Netherlands on: October 12, 2008 01:23:06 AM
Hi there,

I'm seneris and I finally registered myself here (after lurking for years!!!) I love this community, it contains so much information and inspiration. If only there were 48 hours in a day...

I mostly sew (Medieval garb, and the occasional Fantasy, Victorianesque and 18th century dresses), but I recently started embroidery. I like medieval and viking-era crafts. I've done a bit of tablet weaving and braiding. I also learned how to use a lucet.
Sometimes I knit. What I would love to learn is how to crochet. I've tried and tried, but failed miserably. Oh, and nalbinding! Same there.

I'm looking forward to participate in these boards and to learn from all of you.
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