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Alice Brinks


Happy Birthday!

January 6, 2022

Today I want to show you this cool planner page. This time I started working with the Candle Page (1912).

December 22 our youngest son turned 7 years old. For him I made this planner page. The Candle Page is perfect for this. You don’t necessarily have to use it as a Christmas page. It is also perfect as a Birthday page. Behind the candle page I used a base page. (1606)

For this page I used the great paper from ModaScrap. I think this is super cool to combine with the figures of Joset. The paperpad that I used is Colors of Puppies Boy.

I edited the flame of the candles with distress ink. I used the following colors for this: Vintage Photo, Fossilezed Amber, Spiced Marmelade and Fired Brick.

Next to the candles I used the lion die (1617) from Joset. It fits perfectly with the theme of the paper. I colored the lion with distress ink (Antique Linnen, Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge and Black Soot).

Because it’s a birthday page, a party hat should not be missing of course. For this I used the hat of the Gnomes (1922)

I added a text at the top of the page. For this I used the blackboard numbers and the alphabet. Bring theme on color with distress ink (Evergreen Bough and Mowed Lawn)

On the left I used a planner sleeve. Because the photo’s were not exactly tailored to the pockets, I also made these on a background of design paper. This wil return the paper from the right page to the left page. To make it complete I finished the pages with the same reinforcements.

Hopefully I was able to inspire you again and give you new ideas to get started yourself. See you next time!

Lovely greetings Alice

Other used product:

  • Distress Ink
  • Planner Sleeve
  • selphy printer

Let it snow!

December 23, 2021

Hello snowman, how are you today?

Today I want to show you this planner page. For this page I made another galaxy background. This page matches my previous page. I combined the Mason Jar with a galaxy background. I love making these background. It’s so cool to see how you can make such a cool background.

This time I combined two planner pages. The super cool Tree page (1677 – Planner Essential 16) and a base page (1803 – Planner Essential 28). I think this basic page is so cool because it has an edited edge. I completely edited the base page with the distress ink to make the galaxy background. First you apply the basic colors (seedles preserves, picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade, peacock feathers). Then apply the Chipped Sapphire color over the entire page. And finally apply Black Soot on the edges and a little bit on the side of the page.

Then splash some water and dab with a cloth. Finally, dilute some with paint with water and splash is all over. Your background is ready now!

Then I colored the tree page (1677). For this I used the colour Rustic Wilderness. This is my favorite colour for trees. With this page I also dilute some white paint with water and splash it over the tree. Now it looks like snow!

But what is a Christmas tree without light? So I cut and colored a lot of lights. For this I used the lights that come with the new die of the train wagons (1924). I colored all the little lights with different colours of distress ink. (villainous potion, fossilezed amber, crackling campfire, blueprint sketsch)

For this page I want to use the cute snowman. And with a snowman comes snow of course. At the bottom of this page I have therefore creates snow with texture paste. I applied this with a spatula.

And finally the super cute snowman! Oh how I love all the cute characters!! I can really enjoy this to work with the figures!

I hope you enjoy this blogpost. See you next time!!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other products:

  • Ranger texture paste
  • Distress Ink
  • white paint
  • water
  • kitchen paper
Joset Designs

Winter Wonderland

December 10, 2021

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you something super cool. At least I think it’s super cool. I thought it would be really nice to make a galaxy background. For this I started working with different colors of Distress Ink. First you will apply the different colors in surfaces. I used the following colors for this: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers. When you have applied these colors it doesn’t look like a galaxy background at all. But then you will apply the color Chipped Sapphire from the outside.

I used the Mason Jar as a base page. Love this planner page to use in combination with the lovely figures of Joset. After you have applied the color Chipped Shapphire, do the same with the color Black Soot. Only you don’t do this completely but mainly along the edges and a piece of your background. When you’re happy with your background, drizzle some water over your work with a spray bottle. Not too much just a few splashes here en there. You can dab off excess with a piece of tissue paper. Finally some splashes whit white acrylic paint. I diluted this with water and then splashed it with a bruse. And look there is your galaxy background.

The Mason Jar set also includes a great ice floe. I edited this one with the super cool silk microfine glitter from Elizabeth Craft Design. This is really a product that I use a lot. You just have to try this!

On top of the ice floe I placed the Pinguin. This one is warming up a fish by the fire. There are some extra fish in the mini mason jar for later. Some cute holly sprigs at the top along the edges. The lid of the mason jar, in this case the bottom, I made of cork. To finish it all a wrinkled ribbon around the lid. The snowflake reinforces fit perfectly with this page.

I hope you like this page as much as I do and get started with yourself! See you next time hopefully!

Other used products:

  • distress ink
  • cork
  • ribbon
  • glue

Secret little gift house

November 22, 2021

Hello everyone, Alice here. Today I can show you this super cool planner page! Besides making cards with Joset’s dies, I also like to use them on the planner pages. I should actually do this more often because it’s so much fun to do!

For this page I used Planner Essential 18 – Home. In the background I used a normal base page. On this master page I made clouds with a mask and Tumble Glass Oxide. This is my favorite color to make clouds with.

I made the house from the super cool paper of the Worn Wood paper pad. This is the perfect pattern for a tree house for the gnomes. In front of the house is a gnome with a present in his hands. What will he do with this present? And did you see that he has reindeer antlers on his cap?

And then there were a lot of presents to be made. These are for the secret gift room from the gnomes. This one is behind the door of the house. Take a look behind the door and you will see a lot of fun!

And look there’s another gnome busy with the presents. He holds a heart in his hands. All presents and the gnomes have been colored with the mini distress inks. I use this almost everywhere to color the parts.

Behind the small windows the Christmas lights are ready. Above the windows I added some Christmas decoration. and a wreath on the door. This is from the reindeer die – 1681.

This was my planner page that I wanted to show your for today. Hopefully some inspiration for you to get started also with the cute gnomes!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Gnomes – Coming soon on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website

Other used products:

  • planner A5 Dragonfruit
  • lots of colors mini distress ink
  • mask stencil for the clouds
  • distress oxide tumbles glass
Joset Designs

Winter Wishes

October 27, 2021

Hello everyone, Alice here. Today I would like to show you another winter project. For this card I started working with the Igloo and the Pinguin dies both from earlier releases from Joset. I actually never made any winter creations before. I started doing this last year and I can tell you, it’s really great fun!

Let me show you how I created my card.

I started to die cut a star out of patterned paper. To cut the start I used the 1452 Fitted Stars set. I used ModaScrap papar as a base. The paper is from the “Let it Snow” paper pack.

I then made a pocket with the fuse tool for shaking material. The fuse tool is very handy for this. It takes some practice, but the end result is very useful. As shaking material I choose some playful penguins.

I made the pocket behind the patterned paper. I did this with double sided adhesive. Behind this whole I adhered an equally large sheet (15 x 15 cm) piece of Soft Finish Cardstock. Before making this one behind it, I made the penguin in the middle. What a sweetheart she is. She even put on her antlers.

In the front I made the igloo using the Igloo die set # 1569. I first cut the igloo out of white cardstock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet. After die cutting I peeled off the lined of the tape and covered the exposed adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. This is one of my favorite product to use on almost any creation. Don’t forget to brush off any extra glitter and to polish the glitter with your index finger. This makes the glitter really shine.

I matted the whole with a basic blue paper and then again with soft finish cardstock. I added a banner right at the top of the card with the sentiment “winter wishes and snowflakes kisses”.

To finish the card I added a bow on the left right from the top to the bottom. I maade the bow with seambinding. I made this color with oxide spray Stormy Sky. When you heat this it wil crumble very nicely.

I hope I was able to inspire you today. See you again soon!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

Other used product:

  • seambinding
  • oxide inkt Stormy sky
  • distress Ink (Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky)
  • NK126 Playful Penguins
  • monochromes mono-919, mono-920
Joset Designs

Happy Harvest Tri-fold card

September 30, 2021

Hello everyone, it’s Alice here. Today I want to show you how to create this fun Happy Harvest tri-fold card using some brand new dies from the Halloween collection designed by Joset. As a base for the 3 panels I used the Planner Essentials Die 1868, Shapes, Frames & Words. On the background I made some clouds with a mask stencil and Distress Ink Oxide (Tumbles glass). For the panels I also used Planner Essential Die 1868 and some beautiful paper from Bella BLVD that are fantastic for Fall and Halloween projects.

I made a fence on all three panels. This one is from the Adventure Edges 2 set. The fences are cut from White Soft Finish cardstock and colored with Ground espresso Distress Ink. Exactly 5 posts of the fence fit on each panel.

I added a corn stalk on the outer 2 panels also cut from White Soft Finish cardstock and colored with Mustard seed and Crushed olive Distress Ink. For the roots I used Vintage photo.

In the middle I used the very cute scarcrow. For this one I used many different colors Distress Ink. All the colors I used you can see on the picture below.

I added the Happy Harvest sentiment just in front of the scarecrow. I stamps the sentiment on a little piece of White Soft Finish cardstock that I colored with Rusty hinge Distress Ink.

I added some leaves to each panel for decoration. I used the leave dies that are included in the Turkey die set for this.

Below you can see the finished card one more time. I hope that I inspired you with this project and I hope that you will have just as much fun with the new Halloween collection as I did. It’s so cool to combine all the different dies!


Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other product used:

  • Paperpad Collection Kit Monsters & Friends (Bella BLVD)
  • Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge, Moved Lawn, Black Soot, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Fossilezed Amber, Tattered Rose, Ground Espresso, Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive)
  • Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass
Joset Designs Planner Essentials

You’re so cute!

August 28, 2021

Today I made this cute whale that I combined with the lovely papers from Modacrap. I love the paperpads. They are so cute and colorfull. And collerfull is what I love!

For this card I used a slimline die. This die is from the new Planner Essentials set 41 – Rounded Corners Page. At first take this part of the die and your basepaper. In this case I took the paper with the whales in blue and red. The frame is also from the same set. The frame I made only in the soft finish cardstock because the background is already so colorfull.

On the back of the frame you can make two squares in different colors. For these squares I used papers with a bit of a calmer print as I’m planning to add the whale on one squares and a text on the other.

Than I took some brown cardstock on the back of my base slimline. I added some jute twine between the background paper and my cardstock. I left the jute a bit longer than my background so it would stick out on both end. You can make the frame stick out on the right side as well for a playful effect.

And then comes my favorite part of the card! A cute die from the collection of Joset. This time I choose the whale. He is so cute and matches so pretty with the paper. The whale I collered with Distress Ink. I used weathered wood for his body, stormy sky for the water splashes and fired brick for the mouth of the whale. I adhered the whale to the left square.

On the right side I made the word whale with the letter dies blackboard alphabet. This is one of my favorite dies. You can combine it with so much dies on so many creations.

Finally I added some decoration. In the corner a steering wheel and lifebuoy. These are parts from the Whale and the Octopus sets. On the right side of the frame are two holes, here I added some jute twine. It mached with the colors of the card.

I had fun creating this card and hopefully I inspired you to make your own version!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used:

Other used products:

  • brown cardstock
  • jute twin
  • distress ink (weathered wood, stormy sky, fired brick)

Joset Designs

Little Chocolate Cow

June 29, 2021

When you love chocolate, you need to make the very famous cow! This time I made the cow with felted wool, love the texture of this! At first I cut out all the pieces from the felt in different colors like white, purple and light pink. I didn’t have the color brown that I wanted to use for the feet so I decided to use Ground Expresso Distress Ink to color the white felt brown. On the back site I used double sided adhesive. Then it’s super easy to assemble your cow.

For the background I used Lindy’s Magicals. This is a powder with a lot of pigments. I used the colors Prima Donna Purple and Cattail Copper Brown. When you spray with water you have a lot of colors! Of course I wanted to have purple on the background, because that’s the color of the cow. I also added a little bit of brown to match with the chocolate.

For a simple effect on the background I used a mask from the stencil pack S041 together with expanding mouse (worn linnen). When you heat the expanding mouse it gives a really great effect!

Then I made a chocolate bar. First I cut a piece of White Soft Finisch Cardstock 9 x 6 cm. for the bar and colored this piece with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added 6 little squares measuring 2.1 x 2.1 cm that I colored with the same ink. It is so easy to make a paper chocolate bar. Wish it was that easy to make a real one 😉

And of course I had to use some Silk Microfine Glitter on this card! This time I used the stain die from the 1848 Puzzle page. It looks like spots on a cow. I first cut the stain pieces from white cardstock with clear double sided adhesive on top. I then remove the top sheet of the adhesive and colored the exposed adhesive with 661 Violet Silk Microfine Glitter. I then added the spots on the background piece of the card.

For the bottom of the chocolate bar I used a piece of paper in purple with white dots. This paper I used later on the background of the hole card. I also cut a banner (fitted fishtails 1694) from White Soft Finish Cardstock and stamped the sentiment “Cow’s it going?” from the farm collection (life it better on the farm CS221). This time I used embossing powder for the stamps. The background color is also distress ink Vintage Photo.

Hope you like it and see you all soon!!


Other used product:

  • distress ink Vintage Phote, Ground Expresso
  • felted wool pink, purple, white
  • silk microfine glitter 661 violet
  • lindy’s magical Prima Donna Purple, Cattail Copper Brown
  • Nuvo Expanding mouse
  • Moda Scrap paper Thinking about Rio the Janeiro
  • Embossing powder Opaque bright white

Joset Designs

Glitter Princess

May 22, 2021

Hello every one! Today I make a slimline card with a cute little glitter princess. The Silk Microfine Glitter is a product that I used a lote in my creation, so also with this one.

At first is cut out a slimline card. One large and one a bite smaller. In the smaller one I made 3 squares. Used the 1698 stitched indented squares. On the picture I show on what sizes I cute out the squares. Hight of the card 20.5 cm. Each square is 4.5 cm. On the top and bottom 2 cm and between the 3 sqaures 1.5 cm. On the side of the sqaures 2 cm.

When you cute out the squares it look like this:

After that I made 3 blocks whit foam tape on the large slimline. The foam tape must fit behind the squares from the second slimline. In the blocks I put some sequin mix from 28 Lilac Lane. One the top of the blocks made a transparent sheet. So than you have 3 blocks whit shaker material. of course I choose purple and pink because I love that colors.

The second slimline I sprayed with distress oxide (kitsch flamingo, blueprint sketch). Sprayes from a little distrance. Than you have only splashes and not the hole background in the color.

After that you can glue the second slimline on top of the first. I used clear double sided adhesive. Because this is very strong on the trasparent sheet.

On top of the card a made a cute little princess with die 1790 (princess) and some details with 1798 (princess crown). The dress of the pricess used silk microfine glitter 656 Speckled Indigo. Love that color of course it is pink and purple. The details (crown, stars, letters) also used silk micofine glitter (619 fuchsia, 638 solar gold). The rest of the princess I colorize with distress ink ( blueprint sketch, picked raspberry, black soot, vintage photo, tattered rose). Details on the princess made with craft drops (cdm01 – metallic gold)

I put the princess in the middle of the slimline card. Under her feets the curl from the 1798 princess crown set. The rest of the details you can put them where you like them. In the coners of the card I made some pearls whit the craft drops.

I hope I inspire you to make a creation by yourself whit a lot of glitter and color!

Lovely greetz!

Other used products:

  • slimline card die
  • transparent sheet
  • distress ink (blueprint sketch, picked rapsberry, black soot, vintage photo, tattered rose)
  • foam tape
  • Shaker material (28lilac lane)
Joset Designs

Hen en Rooster at the Farm

April 29, 2021

Hello everyone! Today is my first blog for the Elizabeth Design team. I hope I can inspire you to make a lot of creations with the beautiful dies that I used.

For this card I used the barn die that I cut out of the beautiful Worn Wood paper. For the wondows, doors and roof I used cardstock. To create the plant in de window I used the hay die also included in the Barn set. I cut the plant (hay) from Whute Soft Finish Cardstock and colored it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. For the background I used a mask stencil to create the clouds and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks Oxide to color.

I cut and colored two more pieces of hay to add on each side of the barn and added little flowers from the Adventure Edges #1625 set. I colored the flowers with Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Ink. I love using the little flowers, they are so cute!

I made a frame with the Stitched Indented Rectangels #1697. I used the biggest die in the set and one size smaller. Lay them together on the paper and cut theme together. I adhered the frame using foam tape to create more dimension in the card.

After that, I colered the little cute hen and rooster. I also used Distress Inks for this (antique linnen, brushed corduroy, fossilized amber, fired brick, rusty hinge, mermaid lagoon, rustic wilderness). They are so cute in front of the barn. I also used foam tape to adhere them to the card so it looks like they are standign in front of the barn. Above the barn doors I added the sentiment “just chicken in” using black ink. The stamp is from thw “Life is better in the farm” set #CS221.

At last I wanted to decorating the top of the frame. For this I used the Jungle Leaves #1623. On the top of it I used some flowers from Floral 9 #1845. In the middle of the flowers I added the same little flowers from the Adventure Edges set.

At last I glue everything on a fitting card.

So this was my first blog and I hope it inspired you to make your own creation with the lovely farm dies!

Hopefully see you soon!

Lovely greetings Alice

Elizabeth Craft Designs Product used:

Other products:

  • craft cardstock
  • foam tape
  • distress ink (wild honey, fossilized amber, peeled paint, wilted violet, antique linnen, brushed corduroy, fired brick, rusty hinge, mermaid lagoon, rustic wilderness)
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