Monday, 31 August 2009
Saturday, 29 August 2009
This calls for a celebration!!! and this is what I have in mind: If you become a FOLLOWER of my blog (or if you already are a follower) and leave me a comment with this post you'll have a chance to win this little RAK:
It's inspired by my recent holiday in France and this is what you can win (also open to international scrapbookers):
- the French magazin "Moments Scrap[booking], issue June/July/August 2009;
- ribbon from the Brocante (antique) market I went to;
- buttons on a cute vintage card from the same Brocante market;
- a vintage postcard from the Brocante market, between 80 and 100 years old;
- some (French) sunflower stickers;
- clear scraps flowers;
- creative borders dies (for i.e. Cuttlebug or QK Revolution);
- a "this & that" diecut sheet;
- some A4 vintage papers;
- a SURPRISE item!
Hope you'll like it!!
If you don't have a blog, but visit my blog regurlarly just leave me a comment and you'll be in the draw too!
You have until the end of September to participate!! On the 1st of October I'll post who the lucky winner is!!! Good luck to you all and THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR KIND COMMENTS SO FAR!!
Love you all!!!
Sunday, 23 August 2009
De vakantie was heerlijk, het weer was lekker (wel beetje erg warm), de omgeving mooi, de kinderen vermaakten zich perfect, omringd door vrienden en familie.... wat wil je nog meer?! Maar toch wil ik na een week of 2 altijd wel weer naar huis! Het gekke is alleen dat als ik eenmaal thuis ben, post en emails heb gelezen, ik zo in de auto zou willen stappen om weer terug te gaan. Idioot, waarom wil ik dan naar huis?
After two wonderful weeks in the south of France we're back home!! France was just as beautiful as ever, here are some photos:
Yahoo!! We arrived!! Having our first breakfast in front of our mobile home: croissants, "pain au chocolat" and french bread!
Mats, Manon and Joey playing in the river:
Mats in the Gardon floating on his Mickey Mouse chair and trying to catch some fish for the barbecue:
Jumping from the rocks!! I found it a bit scarry, but did it too (no, no photo!! I look like a whale in my bathing suit!!). Here are photos of Manon and Timothy jumping!!
The antique market in Barjac! I just love these markets and if I would have enough space at home I would buy carloads of "junk", but as our house is packed to the rafters, I limited my amount of purchases. However, I did find some wonderful things to scrap: 100 years old postcards (!), old buttons and antique ribbons!And of course we took Jippie with us to France! She adores the luke warm water of the Gardon, the little river in front of our camping site:
And Manon loves the river too:
Everywhere you find these adorable "ponts", typical French bridges, you just have to love them: Wat een prachtig land is Frankrijk toch; die schattige dorpjes, de zonnebloem- en wijnvelden, de zon, de rivier, de marktjes....alles! Alleen die taal hé, na 10 jaar Frans gehad te hebben op school (lang geleden) zou je verwachten dat je toch iets onthouden had, maar veel verder dan wat boodschappen doen en een klein praatje maken kom ik echt niet. Verstaan valt wel mee, maar zelf een verhaal vertellen .... terrible!
France is such a beautiful country!! all those little villages, bridges, sunflower fields, vineyards and antique markets!! It's such a shame that the language is so hard to understand. After 10 years of French lessons in school (25 years ago) I do understand part of it, but it's often too fast to understand everything.
One afternoon we went to the beach near Carnon Plage. Timothy finally got to use his surfboard!
And here the entrance to the old centre of Sommières:
And the bridge in Sommières:
And Mats on the dolphin his grandparents gave him!
And the market in Anduze: Vineyards everywhere:
And again one photo of one of the houses in Cardet. Can't get enough of this village!
Friday, 7 August 2009
And here is my take on it!
The photos are from my very favorite little village in the South of France: Cardet!!!
Thursday, 6 August 2009
This is the sketch:
And this is my take on it:
Title is "the pacifier has to go" (but then in Dutch) and the journaling is about how Manon threw away her pacifier in exchange for the dolls buggy when she was 3 years old.
If you want to see what the other designers did with it or if you want to give it a try too, hop on over to their blog!! You have until Monday 31 August to submit your lo!!
And some other fun news: I won (!!!) the Paper Popsicles July sketch challenge with this layout:
Sunday, 2 August 2009
Here it is, hope you'll like it!
Then last week I received a few awards:
3 (!!!) from Romy (thanks hun!!):
and this one from Stefanie (thank you dear!!):
Which I have to pass on to my favorite bloggers! This is so terribly hard because I have so many favorites, so I have decided to give them to my 9 followers:
- Stefanie S.
Thanks for following my blog guys!!! You don't know how much this means to me!!!!And then I wanted to tell you about the prizes I won last month:
- 2 shaped cards (digital) from Paper Popsicles;
- vintage rubons from the Rasberry give-away;
- a RAK from Scrapbook Nederland which I won with my lifted Elsie lo!!
Woohooo!!!! Great isn't it?!