dinsdag 25 november 2008

Some projects to share

Finally I managed to take some pictures by daylight.
I made these two layouts with the Playtimes Past collection from Graphic45.

This picture is a close-up from a Graphic45 card with a little Magnolia 'charm'. I created this little Tilda myself by stamping on shrink foil. Tilda is colored with Copic Markers and I shurk her with my heat tool.

Here's another Magnolia Christmas card. I used the Magnolia vs Stampavie sketch of week 3 to create this card. Tilda is colored with Derwent colorsoft pencils. The paper is Daisy D's Valentine collection.

I made this patchwork card for a little baby girl. I was inspired by her room with patchwork pillows. I punched out some squares and stichted them on white cardstock. The paper is also Daisy D's Valentine collection.
Unfortunately I can only show 5 pictures at a time, but I'll upload some more detailed pictures to my SISgallery.
Thanks for looking!!

zaterdag 22 november 2008

Baby it's cold outside....

Hi there!
Here a quick Saturdaynight post. It's snowing right now and the temperature is declining rapidly. Brrr......
Have you seen the new website of Paper&Pictures already? It turned out great so far and I'm so proud to be a Papergirl! All the new winter workshops are on it and pretty soon there will be some more projects of the Papergirlz in the gallery.
I haven't got something to share today. All projects I made for Scrapbook Magazine will be in the next issue, so there's nothing left from that to share. I did make some more cards and I'm busy creating the November projects for Graphic45 with the beautiful Playtimes Past collection.
Since it's to dark to take pictures right now, you'll have to wait till tomorrow or Monday.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again this week!


zaterdag 15 november 2008

For a proud grandma...

Elke's grandma is our neighbour and she is so proud of her little granddaughter.
She really adored my pictures of Elke so I decided to create a little mini for her, so she can watch them as many times as she wants.
The mini is made with October Afternoon Detours patterned paper, die-cuts, stamps and rubber charms. I added some ribbons, paint and a pin é voila......

donderdag 13 november 2008

Cute little baby girl

Please scroll down to the previous post to see her picture.

I am in love.....

Elke's parents asked me kindly to remove the pictures, so I did.
I had no idea good news travels so fast. And that so many people visited my blog today.
The parents appreciate privacy and I respect that.

I'm in love.... yes of course with Henri, but last night I fell in love with a beautiful little baby girl. Her name is Elke, she's born on November 11th, weights 7,5pounds and is 51cm small.
The proud parents are our true friends Chris and Janita and they are really sparkling :)

Henri and I were both allowed to hold her and she is so cute! She is really looking into the world like everything is a miracle and she puts her tiny hands in her little mouth and makes these sucking noises. Absolutely adorable!


woensdag 12 november 2008

Graphic45 news!!!

Do want to win the three new collections from Graphic45, which won't be released till CHA in January?!?
Well if not... you should seriously reconsider....
If so..... here's what you'll have to do: Join our "Winter Wonderland" ScrapOFF!!!

The Contest:
We invite you to celebrate this wonderful time of year with us at Graphic 45 by joining in our “Winter Wonderland” ScrapOFF! We are looking for beautiful original scrapbook or paper crafting projects that celebrate your fondest holiday memories. Submit your holiday greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, mini books, altered items, or whatever else you choose using paper from any of our collections. Entries will be judged on overall appeal as well as creativity. One grand prize will be awarded as well as 5 runner up prizes. The grand prize winner will receive a set of all 7 collections, which includes the 3 new lines that won’t be released until CHA in January! The 5 runners up will receive a set of 2 of our collections.
We are excited to see what Wonderful Winter creations you come up with!

How to Enter:
Upload a photo(s) of your project on our gallery at ** Please do not submit anymore than 3 photos of your project and please try to keep photos under 150 kb each.** IMPORTANT! All submissions must have “Winter Wonderland ScrapOFF” under products used on G45’s gallery to be considered for the contest. As well, please in the Extended Description/Instructions section include a little information about your project. i.e. what is inspiration for the project, what is the project (a layout, mini book, an altered ?what?), and the approximate size. Also, please include your state/province and country of residence and your blog address if you have one. Please feel free to publish your projects (i.e. photos includes) and details of this contest on your personal blog. (All entries will be acknowledged via email within a few days of receipt. Please also give us a couple of days to approve the upload of your photos into the gallery).

Anyone residing in any country. You are welcome to use products other than Graphic 45, however we ask that 75% of the product used is ours. No more than 3 photos per project please. By submitting, you agree to Graphic 45 displaying your entry on our website. If you require us to take it down for a future submission elsewhere, please let us know and we will do so.

Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time. Once the deadline has been reached, we will select one winner based on creativity and overall appeal. Entries will be judged by Graphic 45. Winners will be announced on on Monday, December 15th, 2008 one grand prize winner plus 5 runners up.

Good luck to all who'll enter!
I've created two more christmas cards using the Botanicabella collection, you can read the details and see more pictures on the G45 gallery
Thanks again for stopping by!

dinsdag 11 november 2008

My first Magnolia card

I don't have much time, but I want to share my first Magnolia card with you.
I've used stamp HV08 Waiting Tilda and colored her with Bruynzeel Aquarelle pencils in the colors grey and brown. The paper is from the SEI cardkit of Paper&Pictures. I also used some prima flowers and crystals, a Jenni Bowlin chipboard frame and October Afternoon christmas stamps. And with my sewing machine I stitched the edges and colored them with brushed corduroy distress ink.
I like coloring Tilda so much, that I'm really considering creating all my christmas cards myself :)

zondag 9 november 2008


Pff..... finally sitting on the couch with my husband-to-be...
Last few days were killing! I've been working on the stand of Paper & Pictures at KreaDoe2008. And boy it was crowded! Yesterday I was shopping myself, but I had to wait in line to watch a stand... Fortunately I managed to visit the stands I wanted. I bought some gorgeous beads to make some beautiful pins, and I couldn't resist buying some beads to create a special bracelet. I found sweet little matroesjka's, special pins and I bought some wonderful brown/gold swirls as well and I layed my hands on some cute new Magnolia winter stamps. So I'm quite happy with my new stuff. I already played a few hours with my beads and stamps and I'll show you some results soon.
It was very nice to meet you all at KreaDoe eventhough there wasn't always time to talk a lot.
My next Scrapbook Magazine projects are finished and I really hope you'll like them....
Have a nice evening.. I'll be back later this week with some projects to share!

ps: I used Jolanda picture of the stand...