Thursday, September 27, 2012

challenge Judith/Gerdine #5

Today again a challenge card! The challenge was: use seam binding and stitches! I love this ribbon and my sewing machine and Judith commented many times on the stitches. So, I challenged her to use it as well. And she did it in the past few week! It looked great! I used one of the journaling cards from Simple stories -  Summer Fresh which I matted on creme paper and a couple of different patterns. I needed a wedding card and as I didn't have a good sentiment for a wedding fitting in this card I used one the embellishments from this line. Maybe not really fair as Judith don't have these ones, but hopefully she will forgive me :) The sentiment is from PTI for a birthday, but I think it is usable for a wedding as well.

Head over to Judith's blog to see the card she has made! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Today I share one of the other products which I sometimes make.
This morning I had a 'crochet meeting'. Chatting and crocheting is a perfect combination. Last week I saw the idea for a hair accessory on Margot's blog with a link for the pattern (thank you!). It was a perfect thing for one morning. Very easy and quickly made. Like Margot I made this one for our niece with a very thick ponytail.

You can find an easy tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Challenge Judith/Gerdine #4

Do you remember the challenge Judith and I did somewhere in June? Judith sent me some papers of a paper line and challenged me to work with. See this post. Now it is time for a follow-up. And it was my turn to choose a paper line. I know summer is over, but I'm still in love with Summer Fresh of Simple Stories and I thought it would be the perfect line for this challenge. It is a great line for matching papers, which I like. I challenged Judith with three tasks, to do with Summer Fresh.

Today the first one. The challenge was to use a Summer Fresh journaling card and create a mini card. Judith told me she used the journaling card with a denim background. I have chosen the same. And here is my card!

I added two strips of paper on the left. And made a kind of embellishment by putting a scalloped circle and two circles together with a flower and sentiment. In the upper right corner I added a half label die. 

Hop over to Judith's blog and see what she has made!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Van harte and other things...

I know, I'm neglecting my own blog and yours as well. It has been a long time ago since I posted the last card. In the meantime I didn't make a card, but one. Of course I'll show you this one. But in this post I'd like  to show you also a couple of other things I did in the previous week to give you a bit of insight in my life.

First the card. Made with October Afternoon's Sidewalk. Still pretty papers, but I thought it would be easier to use. I'm not really happy with the card. I miss something what the card can make more special, but I don't know what... (do you understand? ) But well, it is good enough to show here anyway :)

I'm busy with my job and studies, but also with another project. Here a kind of 'sneak peak'. I will show you more pictures when it is finished. And I have to hurry as it is a project for a new nephew or niece who will be born soon. If you follow me on pinterest, you maybe have seen the original project with tutorial. 

I told you before I like cooking. This is what I made last weekend with red unions, chicory and brie cheese. Delicious! You can find the recipe  here (sorry, only Dutch).

We've got a very old chair. It was a birthday present for my grandfather in 1954. During my student time this chair was with me in all the student rooms I lived in. After we got married it got a nice place in our living room. But I wasn't very happy with the fabric. I tried to make covers myself, but it didn't work well. A couple of weeks ago I met 'tante Peet' and she made beautiful covers. When she came over to my place for having a look on the chair she met our two cats as well. As an addition for the chair 'tante Peet' made them a toy! And both love it! And I'm in love with the little heart she made as a detail on the chair! 

Talking about our cats, Saar and Pien, they want to say hello to you as well! Both enjoying sunshine, watching each other, lazy and curious. And I was curious too, because what are they looking at?! 

Okay, that is it for today. I know it is another post as you are used to, but hopefully you liked it. I hope to show you cards very soon. I've got a very nice paper line waiting for me on my desk in my craft room, but till now I didn't find time to use it. But it has a summer theme and summer is almost over. So I have to hurry... 

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