Saturday, August 19, 2017


Wow, that has been a long time ago! If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen that I am still spending time creating cards and other things, although I often lost my mojo concerning cardmaking. However, I haven't been very active in blogland. I was doubting about continuing my blog, but what I really like about having a blog is that it creates a kind of archive. It definitely shows your development. So I will post new pictures, but maybe not at a very regular basis...

Today's card is a monochromatic card. I saw a nice idea somewhere on the Internet of a special folding of the card, see the pictures below. That was my starting point. I knew that I wanted to use vellum, distress ink and I jumped in the current craze: Tonic's Nuvodrops. I started with colouring the cardstock with tattered roses distress ink and stamped some polkadots with the same ink. I thought that the stampset Floral Sketches from Papertrey Ink would be perfect with this card. I die cut some flowers, coloured them with the same distress ink and stamped the flowers with a darker colour of distress ink. I made a bunch of them and I adhered some pink nuvo drops, which I prepared some days ago, at the heart of the flowers. With nuvo drops Morning Dew I adhered some drops directly onto the card. After punching a hole at the top to get the two sides of the card together, I finished the card with a sentiment on a craft banner, a vellum banner and some twine. 

I made this card for Rhodé who is celebrating her birthday today. I added two colours of Nuvo drops to this card, hope she likes them as much as I do ;)
Thanks for hopping by and have a lovely weekend! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Guest designer Els Brigé Design

Last week I was guest designer at Els Brige's blog and of course I have to show my cards here as well.

I created two cards. The first one is made with a wood texture paper of simple stories, leaves made with dies from MFT (a birthday present from Rhodé, thanks!) and circle dies with a stitched line (also from MFT). For the sentiment I used the "'t Is je verjaardag" set.

I am a fan of Papertrey Ink. Lovely designs and good quality. Howerver, the sentiments are in English and not every Dutch person loves English sentiments on a card. So, I am very happy with Els' stamps with their beautiful fonts.The next card is made with Papertrey Ink's 'Floral Sketches'. For the sentiment I used the "'t Is je verjaardag" set. I also used "warme wensen", which actually is a christmas set, but also usable for other occasion.  I stamped a background with two stamps for the latter set. 

Thanks for hopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Scrap quilt

My study and work were not the only reason why I didn't create that many cards as I used to make. I worked on a secret project as well :). Yesterday our youngest niece was born and I made her a quilt. I used reproduction 30's fabrics and the result is a colourful scrap quilt. A lot of work but the result makes worth all the effort!

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Last week Rhodé came over for a card making date. She brought the SU Watercolor Wings set. What a great set it is. I made a bunch of cards with the set in blues and one grey colour. I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

And finally I made one in reds. With the red one I'd like to participate in the current k&k challenge - one layer card

Thanks for hopping by!