Thursday, 29 September 2011

New layout made with The Sampler's kit!

Yesterday it was my turn to post on the The Sampler's blog again and here's what I made:

Made this page with the August kit .... such a fab kit!!
Here're some details:

If you're interested in this kit, have a look HERE to see the complete contents and other details!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Published & Fun Give-Away at Doodlebug

Last week I received my Autumn copy of "Scrap-Art-Zine" and guess what? Two of my layouts were published in it!! This is the magazine:

And here are my layouts; one in the index of the magazine (bottom left):

 And here's one (top, right):

And here's the other (top, right):

Fun huh?!

And about the give-away ... did you visit the Doodlebug blog today??? Have a look, they are giving away lots of huge and fun prizes!!! HERE's the link!!

Here's an example of only one of the prizes:

What's keeping you, hop over to Doodlebug's blog!!

Good luck!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Grateful for You

Hi everyone! I'm totally in a Autumn mood today! The sun is shining (finally), the temperature is perfect, the air smells so nice and everyone seems a bit happier than normal! A perfect day to create a layout using the gorgeous Autumn line from Imaginisce! Today is the last day of their September challenge and this is what I made:

A page about my day out with 2 of my friends: "Fun with You" !!

Love this line with those fabulous papers and all the extra embellishments (especially all those cute critters!!

And this is their sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Home Decor (for a change)

While browsing through our garden centre (Intratuin) a while back, I found this wonderful wooden heart and instantly knew that I wanted to buy it for altering purposes!!

And look how beautiful it turned out!!!

Wanna see how it looked when I bought it?? and maybe also how I turned it into what it looks like now??? Okay, here we go:

That's it!! Very simple!! I attached a photo of my grandparents to twine, but if I want another photo I simply unclip this one and change it for another one :).

The papers and all the other products (flowers, leaves, adhesive pearls & ribbon) are from Paper Craft Scandinavia (Inkido).

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Dutch Dares Sketch #43

Twice a month the Wednesday means a new Dutch Dares blog post!

For today Petra designed a super fun sketch to work with:

And this is what I did with it:

I used the Crate Paper "Toy Box Collection" and pasted a bit of Gesso over the background sheet to make it a bit less bright. The photos are of my youngest playing knight in his new suit of armour ... no one is safe!!!!

A few close-ups:

And if you like the sketch, why not join us this month?? You can win a fabulous RAK or you could be our next guest designer!! Have a look at the DD blog to see what the other dt members made and how to participate!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Sampler September Sketch!

The Sampler is having another sketch challenge where you can win the entire August or September Kit!!!

Simply create a layout based on this sketch, and link it to our new Flickr Group, HERE!!

And here's what I made:

For my page I used a photo from December last year: it's "Sinterklaas" time and the photo shows Mats and his friends exhaused after the Sinterklaas party .... but they had a great time!

For the sketch I used the August kit from The Sampler, which is sooo much fun to play with!! Have you seen the kit yet??? Let me show you once more:

Complete kit contents:

·          Boysenberry Delight (Bazzill)
·         Fresh (Bazzill)
·         Kraft (Bazzill)
·         Pumice Stone Distressed Collection (Core’dinations)

Patterned Paper:
·         Campfire Collection “Star Gazing” (October Afternoon)
·         Toy Box Collection “Build” (Crate Paper)
·         Ladies & Gents “Time of My Life” (Webster’s Pages)
·         House of Three Parisian Anthology “Parisian Elements” (Pink Paislee)
·         Toy Box Collection “Playhouse” (Crate Paper)
·         Country Estate “Restful Retreat” ( Webster’s Pages)

Specialty paper:
·         Danelle Johnson Art Warehouse Paint It!  (Creative Imaginations)
·         POW! Glitter Paper in Charcoal (American Crafts)
·         Seersucker Stripe on Fern (The Paper Company)

·         Hocus Pocus Cardstock Alpha Stickers (Pink Paislee)
·         Banners/Pennant  Rub-Ons in Antique Lime (Hambly Screen Prints)
·         Luxe-urious Ribbon Cream with Aqua Dot (Luxe)
·         3” Parakeet Tulle (Bazzill Basics)
·         Charcoal Seam Binding (Notions Source)
·         3/8” Double Dot in Concord (Bo Bunny)
·         Chipboard Banner Album (Little Yellow Bicycle)
·         Kraft Pocket Tag (Melissa Frances)
·         Headlines from the Splendid Collection (Authentique)
·         French Dictionary Pages
·         Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Eggplant (Ranger)
·         Diction Cardstock Stickers (Authentique)
·         Misc Trinkets (Webster’s Pages)

If you want to know more about the kits, have a look HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Another Friends Layout!

Thought I would share the page I made for Paper Craft Scandinavia (Inkido) with you today.
Again a page about a few of my friends:

 Every year the four of us spend a weekend away in the country somewhere, scrapping/shopping/talking/eating/watching dvd's etc. and this photo was taken during our weekend in October 2010.
Some close-ups:

Used my tools from Epiphany Crafts to create the epoxy owl buttons (button studio tool round 20) and epoxy owl shapes (studio tool round 14).

 LOL, did you notice why I went to the opticien last week to have my eyes checked????

For this page I used Inkido's: Mathea, Autumn Wardrobe, Rosehage and Autumn Friendship
Dark brown cardstock

Tomorrow I'll share my altered heart with you, which I also made for PCS!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Happy - Happier - Happiest!!!!

Ever since I started scrapbooking, some 8 years ago, I've love and used Doodlebug's colorful & whimsical products. NEVER in my life did I suspect that one day I would be on their Design Team!!

But ..... look at this - super exciting - announcement:

Announcing the new 2011-2012 Doodlebug Design Team

Our team loved going through the piles and piles of great submissions from around the world. We fell in love with so many designers and so many darling projects featuring Doodlebug projects. We reviewed and then re-reviewed the applications to make sure we knew every applicant and didn't miss a thing! We then spent days combing through every blog and online galleries to find the designers that best fit Doodlebug's style. But we finally did it and we're super excited to announce these great ladies to you!

Jessy Christopher  (Malaysia)
Lori Allred (Coordinator)
Melinda Spinks (Australia)
Monique Liedtke (Netherlands)
Can't wait to get started with this amazing manufacturer and all these wonderful girls!!!!
(Can someone pinch me?!!!)

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!!
Big hug,

Harry Potter ...

This morning, when I visited Kelli Crowe's blog I saw this:

"Dear Harry Potter Kids (Now Adults),
Thanks for beng nice, decent people. Really, you spent what most of us call as the "awkward years" or the time when you make a lot of mistakes as being professional actors. Sure you were paid very well. I'm good with that. But in your free time, you weren't jerks. You didn't get arrested. You didn't flip out and wreck your over priced sports cars. No sex tapes.
If you had gone bonkers, we probably would have understood. Too much fame and money and pressure all at once. But you didn't. You held it together. You acted like you truely liked beng around each other. Not that you signed up for this, but it kept the magic alive for us in between the movies.
And way to go to your families and the people around you. They kept you grounded. Well done. As a fan and a parent, I'm proud of the work you did on and off the screen.
Thanks for, like, forever,
Kelli Crowe"

And being a HUGE Harry Potter fan this really touched me, as it's so true! I never thought about this before, I just took it for granted that in their private lifes they were nice people too..... I mean, of course they are! And now Kelli got me thinking and I appreciate these people even more!
So, thanks from me too ... for being there the last 14 years! I'll miss you!
And thanks Kelli for your fun blogpost!


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Get Picky!

This month Best Creation sponsors the sketch challenge blog "Get Picky". A few of us from the BC team participated in the sketch.

This is the sketch:
And here's my take on it:

I used the "Travel Forever" line, which was perfect for these cruise photos :).
And some close-ups:

If you want to see what the rest of the BC team and the Get Picky team made, have a look at their blog! Their sketches are so much fun and the design team rocks!! I also love their guest designer this month: Christiane Muller! I love her work!!

This is it, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Some Doodlebug Projects

Last August Doodlebug Design Inc had a design team call and I decided to apply too .... well, a girl can dream right???? But as I haven't heard back from them I guess I wasn't chosen :(.

As I had so much fun creating the projects I'm gonna show them to you anyway!

They requested 1 layout, 2 cards and 1 other project. Here's the layout I made:

A page about Timothy's birthday party ... no, I did NOT stage this! and it isn't his actual "party", they were waiting for one more guest to show up so we could leave for "Duinrel".

The two cards:

And an owl:

I can't wait to see who did make the team! Hope a few of my scrappy friends made it!!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Nikki Sivils September Challenge

You probably know I love all Nikki Sivils' products, so when I saw the new challenge on her blog I decided to play. The challenge for this month is from Katrina Hunt and is "Scrap an Object".
That wasn't too difficult as I had just made some photos of Mats "litlle" family:

Quite a collection, right?? The panda's are his favorite cuddlies, that's why he has 4! And this whole family has to sit on his bed (and preferably IN his bed when Mats goes to sleep) but alas he's allergic to dust (bugs). So, even though I wash them all regurlarly he can sleep with only 2 or 3.

For this layout I used several of Nikki's lines: "It's Raining, It's Pouring" (it really is!), "Tree Love", "Summer" and "We are Family". I love that these lines all go together so well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

{ Jeans Challenge }

It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means a new dare at the Dutch Dares blog!! This month we've chosen for "Jeans" as the subject.

I've used the July kit from The Sampler, which is really fabulous!

Here's my take on the dare:

Again a kind of "free style" layout, with a bit of gesso and ink on the background paper and a "handful" of twine behind the photo. The banner is made of little pieces of Mats' jeans ... which was too small for him anyway :) which I then adhered to the page with my stapler.

Have a look at the Dutch Dares blog if you want to see what the other girls did with this challenge! And if you decide to join us, don't forget to link your layout to the jeans blogpost on the DD blog! Maybe you'll be our next guest designer or win the fab RAK from Margot!!

If you're interested in the kit from The Sampler, look HERE!

Thanks for visiting my blog again!!