Wednesday 23 December 2009

Last sketch this year from Tanya

Today we posted the last sketch for 2009 on the Little Shop of Sketches blog. This post was a little special because we had 2 winners: for November: MeganA and for December: Mia Castrillo! Please leave me a comment or email me your addresses and I'll make sure your prize goes in the mail a.s.a.p.!!

This is Tanya's sketch, #62:
And this is my take on it. I used my December Nook kit and a journaling clear tag from Tanya Leigh Design:

TFL everyone and hope you'll be back soon!!

Hugs, Monique

Tuesday 22 December 2009

and a layout...

Last week I made this layout based on a sketch from Jill from Spunky Scrappers:

I used Lili Bee papers (gorgeous!) and rub ons, Prima flowers and centers, a HS clock, Autumn Leaves swirl stamp, buttons & bling, ribbon and a MF bingo card and of course a little owl...

TFL and see you soon!!
Hugs, Monique

Photos Disneyland in Paris

Yesterday I promised you some photos from our Disney outing!!

We stayed in the Davy Crockett Ranch in this brand new cottage. I think we were the very first family to stay in it!!
And this is how we got our breakfast!! At the end of our road there was this little cabin where we got a real french breakfast complete with french bread, croissants, hot chocolate and coffee!
And of course there was a Christmas tree in our park.
.... and a Disney store!!!
We had to drive about 10 minutes to get to the park.....
and as soon as you entered the park you saw this!! Isn't it beautiful??
And of course we saw the parade... (well, a small version of it).
And here's the castle.....
and Manon "lost" in Alice's Curious Labyrinth...
Queing for every ride...

Having dinner with our party in the Silver Spur Steakhouse:
The girls got on like a house on fire...
And after dinner we saw this. Doesn't it look magnificant?
Sunday when we went to the Studio's park it started snowing again:
but the kids didn't mind:
Patrick and Timothy got a fastpass for the Tower of Terror and willingly got in the elevator for some free falls..... (I didn't!! Not for a million!!)...
Monters & Co (4 of them, LOL!):
A white park (and a snowflake on my camara lens...):
and some sweets for the way home:
Arjen and Ellen if you're reading this....Thanks a million from all of us for this unforgettable weekend!!!
Everyone else thanks for looking and don't hesitate to leave a comment!!
Hugs, Monique

Monday 21 December 2009

Guess where we've been!!!!!



I told you I have a new job, well..... this is my very first personnel outing!! isn't it amazing??

We had the most wonderful time!! There were Christmas trees and music all around and on top of that it had been snowing!! So everything was covered in a white blanket!! (a bit cold and wet, but very romantic!).

I'll show you more photos tomorrow, but right now I'm tired and wanna have some sleep!! So, see you back here tomorrow!

Hugs, Monique

Thursday 17 December 2009

A present and GD with Twisted Sketches

Hi everyone!!!

I want to show you what arrived for me yesterday all the way from New Zealand...... we were baking cookies for the school Christmas dinner when the postman knocked on my window (we don't have a doorbell) carrying this package!! It was a box full of presents from my bloggy friend Vicki!!! and not only for me, but also something for the kids! How sweet is that?! Mats started unpacking straight away .....

and I did too....

And in close-up:
Don't you just love this??? I can't wait to start scrapping!!
Thank you so very much Vicki!!!! You're the BEST!!!

And then some scrappy news: this week I'm Guest Designer for Twisted Sketches! I made the layout a while ago, but couldn't show you any sooner. This month the twist was "frames" and here's the sketch:
Here's my take on it. I took these photos in July, when the kids were dressing up.
Thanks everyone for visiting my blog and hope to see you back soon!!

Wednesday 16 December 2009

A Christmas layout!

Although it has been very busy I managed to finish my layout for Tanya's Little Shop of Sketches in time!! And because it's almost Christmas I made a Christmas layout!

I used a photo from 2007 because I found this wonderful golden Xmas tree made by Manon in 2007. If you look closely you'll notice that the Xmas tree actually spells her name! Now, how cool is that?

And do you see those journaling circles? Those are from Tanya Leigh Design. Furthermore I used the October Afternoon Xmas papers.
TFL and hope to see you soon!! (and please leave a comment!! They are highly appreciated!).

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Spunky Layout

Another Monday, another Spunky layout. This week the challenge is "Nerds".... and this is what I made:
Please, play along and upload your take into the gallery!!
TFL!! Monique

Friday 4 December 2009

my new kits and a workshop....

Last Sunday I attended a great workshop at Scrapbook Nederland in Voorburg: a Bo Bunny mini album "Home" by Berdien using BG Lemonade!! I can't show you mine yet as it isn't finished, but look at what Berdien made:

And this week no less then two kits arrived: my new Nook kit - the December Xmas kit!!

And a kit I ordered from Blue Moon Scrapbooking and I love it!!
I can't wait to get scrapping!!!
TFL and have a great weekend! See you soon!

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Sketch #59 from Little Shop of Sketches

Hi everyone!!

Just a quick post.... I just wanted to show you Tanya's latest sketch and my take on it!
Used BG Lemonade, my new "family" stamps from Autumn Leaves and a date circle from Tanya Leigh Design.
TFL and hope to see you soon!!