woensdag 19 november 2014

It's been a while...: "I Love Us"

Well, I guess it really has been a while since my last blog message. Due to some private medical stuff, followed by a whole lot of visits to the vet with our cat Homeboy (R.I.P.) and a lack of mojo, I haven't done anything creative. Lately I had this feeling that I should really start making visits to my scraproom again and so I finally did last weekend.

I started out with this small canvas just to try and get familiair again with scrapbooking and all that's related to it.

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Supplies: canvas, gesso, "Studio of Memories" by Pion Design, Tim Holtz dies ("Worldplay", "Heart Wings"), TCW template "Mini Tile Texture", butterfly embellishmentsby Melissa Frances, Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, tule, cord, buttons, stamps by Stampers Anonymous and Prima Marketing, flowers.

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 I have to say that I liked the result, but I'm still a bit rusty. There were some moment that I felt I had to reinventi the things I was once so used of doing, but it will come to me.

Another thing that I haven't done for a long, long time is baking cakes. Not that I used to do that on a weekly basis, but I think I haven't baked a cake and 'played' with marsepin and/or fondant in about almost two years. It as fun doing it again.
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Since I want to gain any weight, I'm not going to make a cake every week/month, but I am going to make some more of them.

It's funny to see that my scrapbooking style kind of resembles the way I like to decorate a cake.

Well, that's all for now.
Until next time.


vrijdag 22 maart 2013


Oops, I totally forgot the set this blogpost.
Well, here's my entry for Inspired Blueprints' 88th sketch.

And here's the sketch...

I hope you like what I've done with the sketch and that you'll join us over at Inspired Blueprints.

Have a great day!


donderdag 7 maart 2013

INSPIRED BLUEPRINTS #86: 2gether 4ever

Yep, another week just past us by and so it's time for a new sketch at Inspired Blueprints. Are you up for the challenge.

Well, here's what I did with the 86th sketch...
For this layout I used an old My Mind's Eye Collection.

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Supplies: My Mind's Eye "Bella Bella", Tim Holtz Alterations "Wordplay" and "Cargo Stencil Number Set", doilies, tule, flower by Prima Marketing, handmade plaster embellishments, Perfect Pearls, gesso, stamp by Tattered Angels.

...and this is, what the sketch looks like...

I hope you will join us over at Inspired Blueprints:
- blog.
We would sure like to see what you did with the sketches.


donderdag 28 februari 2013


The last day of February and also my last entry as one of Cardabilities Design Team members.'For me it's time to move over and make place for a whole new Team.
I've been a member of the Cardabilities team for a little over a year (4 terms) and I have to say: I had a lot of fun working with Karan's sketches and it was great to be on the team. I know the new team members will love their place in the new team and I wish them all the best.
Time for the card (#70) I made. I loved the sketch and I really had fun making this card.

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Supplies: cardstock, Crafty Secrets "Classic" paper pad, Tim Holtz Alterations "Tattered Banners", Ranger's Liquid Pearls, stamps by Unity and Viva Decor, doily, lace, pins, pearl ribbon.

And here's the sketch...

I hope you like what I did with the sketch and that you'll come and join us over at Cardabilities!

See you around!


zondag 24 februari 2013

Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2013: February

Finally a had some time to sit down and start on Tim Holtz' February-tag before the month is over.
February has been a really crazy month for me. Next month will be crazy too, but after that I think ít's getting a bit less hectic.

As to be expected I didn't have all the stuff Tim used on his tag, but I think it turned out well.

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Supplies: Inkssentials #8 size manila tag, Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades "Distressed Frame & Postal Set", Distress Ink, Distress Stain, Idea-ology "Cash Keys", Idea-ology Tissue Wrap "Composer", Stamp it Australia "Time in Paris".

And some details...

This was a fun tag to make, but as always I sure am curious what you think of it.

Have a great day!


donderdag 21 februari 2013


It's Thursday night in Europe and already Friday Down Under. What better way to start of the weekend than with a new Inspired Blueprints challenge.

For me this challenge was two challenges in one. Don't ask me why, because I wouldn't know how to answer it, but I really had some difficulties with the sketch. So that was my first challenge.
The seccond challenge was the paper I used for this layout. Although I really love it, I just have to face it... I'm a vintage kinda girl (LOL).
I know my way around with all kinds of vintage paper, but bold colors and I aren't the greatest match.

This is my entry for this week:
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Supplies: Glitz Design "Cashmere Dame", Joy! Crafts dies "Vintage Flourishes 6003/0023" (butterfly) and "Vintage Borders 6002/0163" (swirl), ribbon, lace, rhinestones, alpha by American Craft.
And some detail pictures...

I used glitter glue to give the cut out roses just a bit extra.

Why use a stamp the traditional way, when you can also use just a small part of it?!

The butterfly and swirl I got from Every lil' Thing (Joy! Crafts).

And here's the 84th sketch...

I very curious what you think about the layout a made.

If you want to join us at Inspired Blueprints, just hop on over our ning-site or blog and show us the layout you made with the help of the sketch.

I hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend!!


vrijdag 15 februari 2013


Not only is it Friday, but it's also the 15th of the month. That means it's time for another challenge of Cardabilties. What a great way to start off the weekend.

This is what I did with Cardabilities' 69th sketch:
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Supplies: cardstock, Pink Paislee's "Butterfly Garden", Sizzix Bigz Die "Hearts Primitive", Joy! Crafts Vintage Flourishes die "6003/0024, Martha Stewart's "Branch" punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities, stamp by Melissa Frances, doily, ribbon, pearls, Perfect Pearl Mist

Some details:

The flower dies I got from Every Lil' Thing (Joy! Crafts).

I made the small plaster heart myself. I colored it with distress ink and sprayed a little Perfect Pearls Mist (perfect pearl), which gives it a different look then when I would've used Glimmer Mist.

And of course... the sketch:

As always I hope you like what I've did with the skech and of course I really love to see you joining us at Cardabilies!

Have a great day!!


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