Thursday, December 30, 2010


..... to stars and flowers that is..... Just can't get enough of these shapes at the moment... sorry about that ;-) I'll try to think outside of the box soon.. I promiss...

I hope you all had a great Xmas and that Santa brought you lots and lots of goodies. Unfortunately no Xmas in France @ my Grandma's house for me this year.. due to the snow we couldn't hit to road to go there last week.. so I ended up staying at home :-(

Buuuut.. staying at home meant: lots of ME-time!!! I started off with this baby-girl card (with some really really old Upsy Daisy papers)...
Some more details..... used my Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder again...(and Dutchies: the silver letters are from Zeeman... they're so fun to use!)
And ended up creating a baby-boy one as well (since I trned over the pink Upsy Daisy papers and found out that the other side was blue!!). I know it's kinda similar as the baby-girl one.. But for this one I really had to step outside my comfy zone.. using blue is normally so NOT me.. hehe...but I guess I do like how it turned out..
Yup.. and more Puffy Paint, jewels and stars too.... :-) I hand cut the stars and used my circle cutter for the circle ring.
Right now I'm working on a new little step by step workshop.. hope to be able to post it overhere soon!!!

Wishing you an amazing new years eve.. and a HAPPY 2011!!!!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter wonderland...

.... yup that's how it looks like right now in my back yard..... It's been snowing a LOT these past days in The Netherlands.. and it definitely looks gorgeous outside!

I've been playing with some more scraps lately and created this card out of it.... not too happy how it turned out.. but hey....I do love the colors and all little details.. hehe..
And here's a close up..

Wishing you all a great week and good luck with all Xmas preparations... I sure still have to do a lot of things.. we'll be spending a few days in France @ my family.. just can't wait to see them again after such a long time!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Flowers, jewels & puffy paint ;-)

Somehow I always end up using the same element on my creations.. don't know why.. but it feels goooooood... hehehe.. Flowers, jewels and Puffy Paint are magical words in my scrappy-world.. haha!!!

Started off with a flower-shaped card made out of white cardstock here.. and added a few circle layers (with 3d tape) from Luxe Design scraps...
To give it a finishing touch I threw some flowers, jewels, puffy paint and staples onto my card.... I had planned to cut a circle out of the middle circle but it ended up at the right side of the circle.... but despite I had something else in mind.. it happily worked out pretty well.. hehe...
It's been snowing again last night.. brrrr.. I'd better stay inside the whole day today I think (since I'm having the day off).. :-)

Have a great Thursday!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Xmas....

This definitely is the bussiest time of the year.. pffeewww... buuuutt... I FINALLY found some ME-time today to create a few little cards! YAY!!!

Couldn't resist playing with some Bella Blvd scraps that have been laying on my desk forever... hehe...I decided to create a Xmas card out of it (yup.. trying to think outside of the box a bit.. hehe)...
Just can't get enough of these fun shaped cards (which I've cut by hand BTW).
Yesterday I decided it was time to put up our Xmas tree (since I won't have time for it in the upcoming week or so)... totally love this cozy time of year. On top of that it has been snowing the whole day yesterday... yup.. it's beginning to look a lot like Xmas overhere!!!
Have a great Sunday and thanks again for stopping by!!!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Playing with some more scraps...

Having so much fun making these little cards again!!! I've challenged myself to finish up some of my scraps.. (I've PILES of these in my scraproom.. yup..time to get rid of these.. hehe..).

Sooo that's what I've been doing here.. and this is what I came up with ;-). I've created the (embossed) butterfly with my Cuttlebug, added some glitters to the borders of it and some pearls to finish it.
I had some 'old' little circle rings lying around which totally matched the papers.. YAY! Couldn't resist using some more Prima flowers and jewels here as well.. sorry.. ;-)
I hope you're all enjoying your weekend until so far!!!

Thanks for stopping by again.. I'll be back with some more creations soon!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brown, orange, green....

Yup.. these are the colors that I've been playing with for this little card... no pink this time.. hehehehe...

As you can see I just can't get enough of shaped cards at the moment.. the basic here is a round card on which I've added a huge flower (with embossed polka dots) and a circle with 3d foam tape underneath it to make it stand out a little bit.
Here are some more details... lots of Puffy Paint here also, and some Prima flowers, jewels, a clear button and stickpins too ;-)

I'm still thinking about a fun new step by step workshop.. hope to be able to share it as soon as I can!!!

Thanks again for stopping by and for your sweet comments!!
Happy scrappin'!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

A girly invitation....

A few weeks ago my sister asked me to create some invitations for my little nieces 3rd birthday (yup.. little Demi will be turning 3 already next month!!!). Since Demi is really into princesses and stuff like that at the moment, I immediately came up with the idea to create a 'crown' card..... soooo.. that's exactely what I did....

I drew a crown on a piece of cardstock, which I've cut out and used as basic for the card. Then I started layering the crown with some patterned paper and some other goodies. I wanted the '3' to stand out a little bit.. so I've used some 3d foam tape underneath the circle...

Here are some more details... still can't get enough of my glitters, Cuttlebug embossing folders, flowers and puffy paint.. hehe...

Some of you have been wondering how my little nieces (Demi and Fay) are doing....
Sooo.. here's a recent picture of the girlies...

They're really growing up too fast.. hehe...

Thanks for stopping by again... I gotta run since I've to create 9 more "crown' invitations.... (yup.. that's what I'll be doing next week... haha)


Thursday, October 14, 2010


About 2 weeks ago, one of my sweet colleagues gave birth to a little girl named Sophie. Of course I jus HAD to make her a little PINK card..

Soooo....I dugged into my pile of scraps to find some fun pink goodies... I ended up using some silver Thickers, my Cuttlebug embossing folder, a Martha Stewart border punch, some thread, a button and safety pin and last but not least.....lots of glitter and Puffy Paint (and a lot more).. hehe..
And as usually.... here are some more details...

Unfortunately I'm not getting the colors right on my pics.. the pink color is actually slightly different than what you see on your screen.... Oh well.. ;-)

Thanks again for stopping by... I'll try to do a little blog hopping soon too to check out what you've been up to... hehe...


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you all had a great weekend... My weekend has been busy... really really busy.. I even had to work on Sunday for a biiiig running sponsor event "Running4Cancer" which I'm organizing for my company for the 3rd year in a row. It's been a lot of work.. but soooo worth it!!!! We raised a lot of $$ for KIKA (a Dutch fund for children with cancer) ... I'm so proud!!!

Playing with scraps has been so much fun last week! I also created this simple card... not too happy with the result... but I do like the colors... hehe...

And some more details... can you see that I love my Cuttlebug??.. especially the embossing polka dot folder..hehe..

Wishing you all a great week...

Happy scrapping!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Yay.. it's weeeeeekend!!

First of all: a big thank you to all of you for your sweet welcome back messages.... It feels soooo good to be back in blogland after such a long time!

I'm trying to challenge myself to use some other colors than PINK... So..while looking through my pile of scraps I found some orange papers to work with..... and this is what I came up with... a little 'star' card with all kinds of goodies.. and everything ORANGE....

Some more little details.. It feels sooo good to have found back my puffy paint and sewing machine too.... hehe...
Ok.. gotta run.. have a great weekend everybody... I'll be back SOON with some more creations!!!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yay! Still got it ;-)

It's been quite a while since I've updated my blog (I know.. bad bad blogger.. haha)... Lots of people are still wondering how I'm doing, why I've dissapeared and.... if I'm still crafting... soooo.. here's a little update.. with hopefully a lot more to come :-)

First of all.. I'm doing fine.. just too busy with all kinds of things... besides that I had totally lost my scrappy mojo for MONTHS!! Buuuut.. last weekend I've found some time to sit down and create... I ended up with 4 cards!! So happy about that... this feels soooo good!! Woohoo!!

I started with a little colorful 'flower' card. I had these Junkitz scraps (my favorite colors) laying in my desk for about a year now.. so it was definitely time to use these thingies.. hehe.. I even found my Cuttlebug back under a pile of dust for some fun embossing..haha... Anyways.. here's the first card I came up with....

And here are some details....

Sorry again for being such a bad blogger.. this time I hope to be back with updates and new creations on a more regular base!!! And maybe even a little step by step workshop!!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time!!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In a nutshell......

Heeeyyy....thanks for stopping by again... Lots of people are wondering what I've been up to these past few months.. sooooo.. here it is in a nutshell.... besides being busy.... changing jobs, visiting my family in France and enjoying LIFE........

Vacation vacation vacation (yup.. the good things in life..)

Enjoying my little nieces Demi and Fay. Especially Fay has changed a LOT... she's 9 months already!!!! (and soooo cute with her 2 teeth)

Having fun with friends....
Disco party @ work..
Life isn't too bad huh??

Since I don't want to leave you guys without posting one of my creations.. I'm showing you one of my all-time-favorite cards (created with Junkitz scraps)...

Bye bye for now....I hope to be back in the blogging world soon.. MISS YOU!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A tiny little update...

First of all I'd like to thank all of you for your sweet comments and emails asking me how I'm doing!!! So sorry I didn't update my blog since August... Just wanted to give you all a tiny little update to let you know that I'm doing ok...

I've been so busy.. besides that there have been a few things going on in my little life... the main thing is that my little grandpa from France died unexpected in November at the age of 96.. I'm so so so sad and I still can't believe it... I think most of my blog-followers know how much I loved him... We try to help my little grandma as much as we can right now... but it's a pitty that we're living so far away from her..
Since I cannot leave you all without showing you one of my creations... here's a little card that was published in "Cards" back in October 2009...

I think I've been using some Heidi Swapp scraps for this card...

Thank you so much for stopping by (and for being so patient.. haha).... I hope to be back blogging on a more regular base soon!!