Saturday, 29 October 2011

{Christmas cards} for Papercraftscandinavia!!

Do you create your own Christmas cards or do you buy them? I usually buy them or order photo cards, but this year I decided to create a few Christmas cards for my family, relatives and some close friends.  The papers & embellishments from PCS/Inkido are perfect for these cards!!

For today I created these 3:

Products used: Inkido's "Forever Christmas", images from "Light a Candle" and "Vintage Santa", ribbons, charms, pearls and flowers. If you want to see all products from PCS/Inkido have a look HERE and if you want to see what the other designers create with their products why not visit their facebook page??

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and see you soon!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Batman in New York {Doodlebug layout}

Today the blogpost at Doodlebug is all about non-Halloween projects using the fabulous line "Monster Mania". I created this layout with photos of my kids wearing Batman masks (last week in New York the toy store next to the hotel had some kind of promo and were handing out these masks, the kids loved them!) .... the little bat and the bat-brads in the Monster Mania line were perfect for these photos!! and don't you just love the twine??

Products I used:
Patterned Paper: Monster Mania & Petite Prints
Borders: Paper Frills (swimming pool) & Fancy Frills (Monster Mania)
Boutique Brads (Trick or Treat Assortment)
Doodle-pops: Batty
Doodle Twine: Halloween
Letter stickers: Candy Shoppe (lily white), Shin-Dig (beetle black) & Simply Sweet (tangerine)

When I saw the blogpost Lori posted today I had to laugh, because in my email to her I said: "I had so much fun creating this. I woke up with a head-ache this morning (jetlag?), but creating with all my Doodlebug products totally cured it! I'm one happy girl!!!" and she went and posted this literally on the blog! LOL! but it is sooooo true; these products really really make me very happy while creating!!! =)
Don't forget to stop by the Doodlebug blog to see the other designer's creations!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

New York - photo overload!!

Last Sunday we returned from our one week trip to New York!!! We had such a great time and I still have trouble believing we were actually there!!! What an amazing, exciting and super vibrant city that is! When walking the streets you can feel the buzz!!! We had amanzing weather, sunny and warm, the perfect weather to walk, walk and walk!!! Which is what we did!! Here are a few impressions:

view from the hotel room:

The first pic leaving the hotel (so impressive!!):

Across the street was the M&M store:

Walking in the Central Park:

And everywhere in the streets you met figures like Elmo, Mickey, Mini Mouse, Grover, Sponge Bob:

 We took the ferry to Staten Island and passed the Statue of Liberty:

View of Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry:

Ground Zero:

Southport (downtown):

 Patrick with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background:

We saw tens of cap stores from the inside:

Just walking the streets:

Times Square right in front of our hotel (the kids are sitting on the stairs right in the middle):

The same stairs (with Manon) but now with our hotel in the background (Double Tree Guest Suites, Hilton):

Mats and Manon during their ride in the ferris wheel in the toy shop (Toys R Us):

Mats having fun in the hotel room:

Times Square by night:

Tim chose a cap (a San Francisco one!!) and had his name embroidered on it:

 And builidings with stairs everywhere:

 Us in front of the ice skating rink in front of the Rockefeller Center:

Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink:

A visit to the Disney Store ... Tim couldn't resist Perry:

The Empire State Building:

And a photo from the top of the Empire State Building (1 hour later!!):

 Huge buildings everywhere, so impressive:

 Saturday morning in Times Square; even more busy than the other days!!

Okay, I'd better leave it at this otherwise the photos won't even load when you open the post!! But I think you've got a little impression of New York and what we did ... there was so much more we did and still to do, I think I could spend a year there and still not be bored!! Hope we'll be able to return soon!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Sampler Sketch Time!

It's time for the new sketch challenge at The Sampler!!

Here's the sketch Holly created:

And here's my take on it:

A page about my youngest looking for sweets ... I had just left the house to walk the dog, but forgot something and went back in ... and there he was!! Caught in the act!!

I used the The Sampler August scrapbooking kit for this page. HERE you can find more details about the kit.

And don't forget about my give-away, HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Another {HEART} and a GIVE-AWAY!!!

Yesterday was my day off and this is how I spent it:

punching out butterflies to create this heart. I made it for my PCS/Inkido dt assignment and used assorted Inkido Xmas papers, rhinestones, flowers, a charm and a ribbon. The photo is of Mats' hand (then 4 years old) offering me a daisy he just found.

Here's a close-up:

and here are some step-by-step instructions:

1. Choose a heart to alter (this one is from the local garden centre Intratuin).

2. Choose 4 different scraps of paper and start punching. I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

3. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the butterflies to the heart shape.

 4. Cut out a heart shape for the sentre and ink the edges. Choose a photo and adhere to this centre heart. Punch a hole in the top centre. Choose assorted flowers, rhinestones and a charm.

5. Adhere rhinestones to the edge of the heart. Put a ribbon through the punched hole and adhere flowers and charm around the hole.

6. And done!! Here's the end result!

And now it's hanging in my dining room:

Hope you like it!!!!

Now about the give-away .... because I had my mini album published in the August issue of SCRAPBOOK TRENDS the publisher sent me 2 complimentary copies!! So if you want to have a copy of this issue:

just become a follower and leave a comment. That's it!! I'll draw a winner on Monday October 31!!

Btw, this is my published album:

and one of the pages (my dad and me, 1964):

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment to win the August ST!!!