Saturday, December 3, 2016

Welcome, little Esther

I hardly believe that it has already been December! Time is flying at the moment and I'm quite busy with work and studies. And less busy with craft related activities... It's a pity. I sometimes creates a card or work on some other projects. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see some activities now and then. However, I'm sure, better times will be ahead :)

Our friends in Singapore got a little girl, Esther. Of course I had to make her a card.

 I asked a friend to embroider a onesie in the Dutch colours on her embroidery machine. Isn't it cute?

I'm always a bit nervous when shipping abroad, but luckily the card, onesie and some other presents arrived safely.

I sent this card to her grandparents. 

I didn't have time for taking photos with my camera, so these are taken with my phone, hence the quality.

For now I am working on a project for the Adventskalender bloghop by Alexandra Renke's team. Hop over to Alexandra's blogpost for more information. Each day of this time of Advent a new project will be shown with materials from Alexandra. Alexandra and Ellis started off the bloghop last Thursday. So glad I can participate in this bloghop. And I can assure you that the materials are wonderful!

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for coming by!

Monday, October 24, 2016

CAS baby card

I've got a CAS baby card for you today. Made with a MFT Elephant die (from Jungle friends) and a Concord and 9th stamp set. Some twine and a gingham piece of paper for the finishing touch and that is it.

Challenge: Addicted to Stamps and More (Anything goes)
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


On this rainy and windy day I'd like to show you a card with an autumn feeling. I used some papers from a Simple Stories line from last year. The leaves dies are from Simply Graphic and the hello die is from MFTstamps.

I'm enjoying my autumn break this week which means some extra time to spend in my craftroom! 
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Gingham elephant?

Have you ever seen gingham elephants? I was invited to be guestdesigner at the City Crafter blog. This week's theme is 'Did I make you up?'. You have to use something which doesn't really exist. I came up with a row of gingham elephant. Sure, they don't exist! Both die and papers are from MFT. The ABC stamp is from Concord and 9th.  I've send this card to a little baby boy.
You can still participate in the challenge. Head over to the blog for more information.

Hope you'll have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Floral sketches

I have made two cards with PTI's Floral Sketches recently. The first one is lacking a stamped heart. I hadn't discovered the flowerheart stamps back then. Still, I like the card for its colours. I used a strip of Lawn Fawn plaid paper.

For the second card I used paper from Crate Paper, the birthday die is from Avery Elle and the 'wishes' from a PTI set, stamped on some vellum.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hopping bunny

My sister in law asked me to make a 'thinking of you' card with Avery Elle's Woodland Wonders. I saw a great card from Vera Rhuhay and I lifted that idea. I used a paper pad from Lawn Fawn for the hill side. The frame is from Mama Elephant and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink.



I'd like to participate in the current challenge at addicted to Stamps and More challenge - anything goes
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wedding card

No idea that I still could create such "sweet" cards... Hopefully it is not too sweet...
Today is Miranda's wedding day and of course I made her a card. I wanted to use my new Papertrey Ink set 'Floral Sketches' and some new inks. Turned out to be quite a romantic style, but in a way I liked it. I still have meters of ribbon. Don't use it anymore, but for this card is seemed to be perfect.  Maybe I should use it more often. The sentiment stamps are from Els Brigé and are actually from a Christmas and New Year set, but when the set was released I saw a perfect stamps for wedding cards. The gingham paper is from MFT stamps.

That's it for now. Thanks for hopping by and see you soon somewhere in blogland!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Birthday shaker

I made this card for Rhodé´s birthday which was a couple of weeks ago, but I forgot to show it here...
It´s made with a Crate Paper´s paper pad and the birthday die from Mama Elephant is one I borrowed.from Rhodé.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


The current challenge at the City Crafter's blog is 'You'. This morning before the warmth overtook my craftroom I made a card with Mama Elephant's Chance of Rain. Nope, I'm not hoping for a shower of rain during these summerdays in the Netherlands, but showers of joy are always welcome. Perfect sentiment for this challenge as the 'you' is in capital letters to put emphasise on it!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Special delivery in London

More baby cards have been made in my craftroom. One of my colleagues of our English department in school became father. Last year I won a gift certicficate of MFT stamps and I picked the London Sklyline die among other things. So far, I didn't create anything with it as the ideas I had in mind didn't work out the way I thought it would be nice. However, this morning, the idea of today's card turned out great! A perfect way of matching this die with Avery Elle's special delivery! I used some dark blue cardstock for the skyline, although it seems to be black in the photo.

Enjoy your day!