Sunday, 31 July 2011

Tilda card

I love days like today ... time to scrap a little, to read other scrappers' blogs, to knit (yes I knit!!), to read and to create a card ! Bliss!

I wanted to make this card before I went on vacation, but I just didn't manage it. The card is for Wilma who's in hospital because she has had an operation (you can read more about her on her blog).

I love to create cards for  a change, especially ones like these where you can color an image, although I don't have many Magnolia stamps or Copics yet, but I guess that's about to change, LOL! (If anyone has some Tilda prints for me I would love that!!).

Hope you had a great Sunday, like I did!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 30 July 2011


Did you see the DT call Best Creation Inc had last month??? I applied and this morning I discovered my name on the Guest Design Team-list!!! I couldn't believe it!! I'm so happy!! Especially when I saw the list of names who else made the team ... so many talented ladies :-) !! If you want to see it with your own eyes, have a look HERE!!

The team:

Here's a recent Easter layout I made with their "Bunny Love" line:

I LOVE their glitter papers, they are so unique! and those designs ... gorgeous!
Still can't believe it! Can someone pinch me please?!! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! and thanks for stopping by!!

BIG hug,

Friday, 29 July 2011


Have you seen the August issue of Scrapbook Trends??? My mini-album is on pages 42 - 45!! It's my first pub in ST and am really happy with it!

I can't show my pics of my mini yet, but I took a few pics of the magazine:

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!!


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

2 Inkido layouts

Last weekend I posted two layouts on the Inkido blog and as I'm allowed to post them on my own blog by now.... here they are!

In volle bloei/In full bloom:

Every year when we go to France we hope to see the sunflowers in full bloom, but lots of times we're too late ... .but not this year! Aren't they beautiful???

Used papers from the "Forever Summer" line and "Ladybug, Piece of Cake", some cardstock, corrugated cardboard, flowers, charms, ribbon, pearls and pins.
And the next layout: "Fun":

Mats and Manon having a drink on a little French terrace in Saint-Ambroix. Bliss!!!

For this page I used the "Forever" line, the "Forever Summer" line and the "Rosehage" line. I also used cardstock, flowers, charms, ribbon, pearls and corrugated cardboard.

If you want to see some other projects made with these gorgeous materials have a look at the INKIDO blog!! For the link click HERE!
Hope you like them!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Will you have a look?

at my blog post on the INKIDO blog today??? If you want to hop over, click HERE!!

Have a fab Saturday!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Dutch Dares & Cheery Lynn Designs

Gisteren was het weer tijd voor de nieuwe schets van de Dutch Dares. Dit keer is de schets door Marsha Valk gemaakt en omdat ik mee wil doen aan de Cheery Lynn Designs Team Call gebruik ik deze layout daar ook voor :-).

Yesterday it was that time again ... sketch time at the Dutch Dares!! A sketch made by Marsha Valk. Because I want to participate in the Cheery Lynn Designs Team Call I used my new die cutting machine and new Tim Holtz dies for this page!

en hier is mijn layout/here's the layout I made:

Weer eens eentje over Tim, dit keer aan het "stoer" doen met zijn vriend Max. Ze hebben sigaretten van het feestwinkeltje gehaald en doen net "alsof". Laten we hopen dat het daarbij blijft!!!! Hier zijn een paar detailfoto's .... nou ja, een paar ...

And here are quite a lot of detail photos. The layout is about Tim acting "tough" together with his friend. The cigarettes they have are from a local "fun" store and thus fake! :-)

De knopen zijn gemaakt met het bijpassende Lilybee papier en mijn Epiphany Crafts apparaatje "Button Studio Tool Round 20". Ik vind het zo gaaf dat je met dit apparaatje knopen kan maken die echt precies bij je layout passen!!! Als je wilt zien welke apparaatjes er nog meer zijn van Epiphany Crafts, klik dan HIER! Ik weet dat Yvonne van SBN een aantal van die apparaten voor je kan bestellen, mocht je ze willen hebben!!!

The buttons are made with matching Lilybee paper and my Epiphany Crafts tool "Button Studio Tool Round 20". Don't you just love that you can create buttons that match your papers exactly? If you want to see all the tools Epiphany Crafts made? Click HERE!
Furthermore I used the Tim Holtz Bigz dies "Gadget Gears". As of last week I have a Big Shot and I love being able to use all the dies there are!!!!  In this case I used crunge board for them and inked and doodled them a bit.

Except for the Tim Holtz dies and the epoxy shapes from Epiphany Crafts I used a lot papers from Lilybee "Picket Fence" and Lilybee corrugated flowers, furthermore a Maya Road doily, Webster's embroidery shape, Ranger ink, letters from My Little Shoebox, some brads and of course my sewing machine!

Als je wilt zien wat de andere designers gedaan hebben met deze schets kijk dan even op het blog van de Dutch Dares. Daar zie je ook hoe je mee kan doen om onze volgende gast designer te worden of  hoe je de RAK kan winnen!!

If you want to see what the other designers made or if you want to join us with this month's sketch then hop over to the Dutch Dares blog for the layouts and more details!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Best Friends

During my holiday this layout showed on the Inkido blog and as I haven't shared it with you all yet, I show it to you now:

I think these green papers with lilly-of-the-valley and strawberries are my favorites from the "Forever Summer" line <3. Furthermore I used the "Forever" line and the "Rosehage" line with of course some flowers, leaves, charms.

The layout shows my youngest with our doggie playing in the garden. Love looking at them!

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

Sunday, 17 July 2011

HOME AGAIN! Photo overload ...

We're home again .... back from our 2 weeks holiday to the south of France and we really hate it!! We had such a good time, can't believe it's all over! Here's a photo impression:

En de zomervakantie zit er weer op ..... wat balen!! We hebben zo'n heerlijke vakantie gehad. We zaten in het zuiden van Frankrijk en het was er weer zooooo lekker. Ik kom zelf al jaren op deze camping, vanaf dat ik zelf een jaar of 10 was, toen ik ouder werd en niet meer met mijn ouders meeging ging ik soms wel en soms niet en nu ik zelf kinderen heb gaan we weer bijna elk jaar wel een paar weekjes kijken of alles nog hetzelfde is :-) .... en dat was het!!

Een kleine impressie van de vakantie:

the camping borders on this river the "Gardon": in the summer a very friendly and calm little river, but wait till the autumn starts .... 

in the pool "au camping"

the best time of the day: having a French breakfast in the early morning sun ... with a French scrapbooking magazine: {entre ARTistes}

het lekkerste moment van de dag: in het (nog niet zo warme) zonnetje aan het Franse ontbijt .... met een super gaaf Frans scraptijdschrift: {entre ARTistes} magazine 

no French holiday without a water melon!!

the kids playing "ping pong"

in the village:

We love stroling around the little French country roads:


and another photo in the village:

Having a nice French lunch with French bread and anchovy tapenade and olives from the market.

sunflowers everywhere!

having coffee in Anduze

Enjoying the beach in Carnon

exploring the Camargue

Having dinner in Anduze

delicious milk shakes ....

Time to shop:

and those salads .... to die for!!!

and last but not least: Jippie loves her holiday too!! (do you see her? in the middle of the photo)

And now it's time to scrap!!!