maandag 19 september 2022

is it halloween yet?

Although we don't celebrate Halloween in the Netherlands in the same way as e.g. in the US, I still like to make some 'scary' cards, for which I use witches, bats, pumpkins and ghosts. All dies used are from ECD, some sets are a bit older and probably retired

woensdag 31 augustus 2022

driving home for Christmas

This ECD gnome got some trees and presents and is putting them in the back of his car, trying to get home in time for Christmas. 

ECD dies used:
1622 safari jeep (use the solid radiator for the trunk)
1922 gnomes
1623 safari accessories (glasses)
1924 train carts (presents, candy cane)
1677 PE16 trees
Some tiny circles for the tail lights

zondag 21 augustus 2022

scrap & breakfast

Every year some of my crafty friends and I book a weekend at the Scrap & Breakfast in Anna Paulowna at 't Scrapateljeetje. We stay there for 2 nights, catching up with each other and craft. We bring all of our supplies and what we forgot, can always be purchased at the shop (with that same name). We are having so much fun and we even have made reservations for next year. This time I ordered 2 of the new 'Christmas lives here' paperpads in advance at this shop, so that I could use them immediately upon arrival. Just to be sure, I bought another set, in case I might run out 😄. Here are some of the items I created during this weekend, using ECD dies, stamps and design papers.

zondag 14 augustus 2022

planner pages and cards

I always work on several things at the same time, depending on what I have in mind. There is my week planner, in which I keep track of weekly activities, I just started a setup for my December day-by-day (DDBD) and I make cards for all occasions whenever I can. Here are some of my latest creations, all made with ECD dies.

zondag 7 augustus 2022

let's go to the circus

Hi all!
I am still not done with those ECD monster dies, they are so much fun to work with and given the fact that they are so versatile, I keep finding new ideas how to use them. 
Here's a circus card that I created using Monster 1 for the clown's face, the lion's manes and the ring of fire that they are suppost to jump. The garbage can (upside down) makes the perfect pedestal for the lions to sit on.
For the circus tent I used the safari tent plus soms straight gnome hats to create the tent's big top. Santa was converted into the strong man.

zaterdag 30 juli 2022

hello summer

Just a few tags with (of course) the monster die. Did I mention already that I love that one? So many possibilities.....
Oh and some sunflowers as well...

swinging by

Just swinging by to say HI....
So, slow down and hang in there! #totbox #monsterparty

donderdag 28 juli 2022

cool card

While ECD is launching new AJ and planner releases, I am still not done with my monsters yet. This time I created a 'cool' card, eventhough it's July and temperatures are soaring.
My monster 1 turned into an Eskimo or Inuit, if you prefer that word, and I gave him an igloo and canoe so he can go fishing.

dinsdag 26 juli 2022

while you are here....

So let's make a fresh start with this blog. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am totally hooked to the Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD from now on) brand, so here are a few of the cards I created with the latest monster dies by Joset

Long time, no see

Hi all!
It has been quite some time since I last posted here. It was my intention to delete this blog all together somewhere in the past few years, (and be on Facebook instead) but I never got to actually do it. 
Maybe it is time for me to start all over right here. Let me give you a brief update on the last couple of years: 
I never quit being creative, I went from scrapbooking via Project Life to making planners and cards, using all collections and stamps from Elizabeth craft Designs. I came across this brand some 18 months ago, and I got hooked ever since. I use the A5 slimeline planner to make weekly pages and I especially love all the characters and critters, designed by Joset van de Burgt. Those dies I use for my cards.
As from now I intend to post on this blog every week (hopefully) but I have to figure out, how to do that on my gsm, because most pictures of my creative work are on that device.

to be continued...

zondag 6 januari 2019

You're the cutest little boy

Hi y'all!

Here is a new monochrome layout for my grandsons PL album. It's all in black&white. I used distress inks black soot and hickory smoke in the white background and TH layered stencil #2 for some dotted accents. A few circle stamps and a great diecut complete the background. Title was made with DLS stamps and a handcut arrow. The stitchy stamps are from Denim Tampons and the black round stamp is by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday. This layout will participate in the B&W January challenge at Archi-scraps, and in the  #117 Anything goes challenge at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog


dinsdag 1 januari 2019

2 PL pages

Hi y'all!
First of all I'd like to wish you all lots of good health, prosperity and fortune for 2019! May all your wishes come tru!
I stopped making resolutions, but there is one exception: I intend to post more frequently on my blog in the next year, hopefully I did not set the goal too high (fingers crossed).  For now I want to show you these two PL pages for the PL album of our grandson Sero. All cards were made by me, mostly it's scrapbook designpaper, cut into 4x6 or 3x4 cards. The album in general will basicly be in black & white, although some color might pop up along the line.


dinsdag 4 december 2018

PL 2018 album Sero

Voor het PL album van 2018 van onze kleinzoon Sero heb ik besloten om voornamelijk in zwart/wit te werken. Niet alles, maar wel zo veel mogelijk, het is namelijk afhankelijk van de foto's die ik krijg/maak/laat afdrukken. Hier is in elk geval het begin ervan (ja, ik weet het, ik loop hopeloos {bijna een jaar} achter, maar dat komt wel weer goed)