5 mei 2016

Happy birthday Marina!


Today is a special day because one of the DT 
members at CCCB is celebrating her birthday! 

Happy birthday Marina!!!

I hope you will have a wonderful day!

Of course I made her a card;
I hope it arrived in time...

Trying mixed media products; one at a time:)
A card made with metallic texture 
paste from Heidi Swapp and a stencil.
I bought this paste at Bij Oma Dee.
My favorite craft shop because there 
is a huge selection of all the things
 that I love for cardmaking and mixed media.
I also used one of my PTI dies:

Till soon!


3 mei 2016

City Crafter #310

Good morning!

We have a brand new challenge at the City Crafter.  
Today Marina is our host and
she picked the theme:
"Feeling prickly"

(photo credit)

And asks us to use something such as:
 hedgehogs, prickly materials/embellishments 
like pins or brads, etc. 

I used a brad; yep just one....
to nail down my sentiment!

Colorful papers from Echo Park 
 paired up with a sentiment
 in a font that I LOVE:

And again some good use of my stash of patterned paper  :)

Our Guest Designer this week is Betty Wright
You can find more inspiration from her and 
 the other team members on our blog.
We are offering the winner 
a spot as our Guest Designer.
I am looking forward to see 
your take on this weeks' theme!
 Thanks for stopping by!


27 apr. 2016

I gained a stone :)


I hope you are all well.
Before I start sharing photos of my trip to Ros
 and a card I want to announce the winner of
  my prize package at the City Crafter
 anniversary blog hop. The winner is: 

Mac will you send me an email
 with your adress so I can send
you your prize package?

April 20th at 8.00 PM I arrived at Liverpool Airport
 to spend 5 days with this sweetie:

Ros is an amazing and very dear friend.
She's smart with a fab sense of humor. 
The minute I arrived it felt like home 
and the days went by in the blink of an eye. 
It was wonderful to spend time together. 
We talked for hours, laughed untill it
  hurts and did some baking together. 
We made a few shopping trips 
and Ros and her husband showed me
 Liverpool and its surrounding area.
 Which is absolutely breathtaking;
 I could live there :)

I was able to join Ros at her Thursday Club.
Ros'group was so excited that
 she had a friend over from Holland.
 It's heartwarming to see how 
happy her special needs group is 
when they create. It was a special evening. 

The weather was lovely; 
much better compared to Holland.
We had lots of sun and quite
 a few coffees is Ros'gorgeous garden.
 And the pleasure that this little
 furry friend joined us.
Here is Ginger:

We visited Warrington and this was our view
 from the terrace where we enjoyed some coffee:

We went for tea/lunch and I had a hard time choosing.
Just look at these....

A minute on your lips;
a lifetime on your hips :)

But I choose the raspberry scone.
Let mee tell you; heaven on earth:)
And the reason why I figuratively 
gained a stone haha!

Have you ever seen bowls in 
a ladies bathroom as cute as these???

Liverpool; despite the clouds the view was great!

After DELICIOUS dinners (Ros is an amaxing cook!!!!)
 we also spend some time watching one of
 the funniest shows on tv I have ever seen.
Google or search on You Tube for Gobblebox; 
it's hilarious!!!!!

Ros also offered me the chance 
to practice a bit with her paints.
I used her Gansai Tambi paints for this card.
Back home I added a sentiment 
and a gold glittered heart:

In sunny shades of yellow:

And now back home there 
are lots of wonderful memories.
But Ros and I will meet again!!

That's all for now;
till soon!

26 apr. 2016

City Crafter #309

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at the City Crafter
I choose the theme:
Create a card or project and add 
a balloon or balloons to your project.

(photo credit)

A balloon is a perfect element on a birthday card:

I added a layered square:
 I saw this on Ellens' blog.
It adds a lovely touch of depth.
Paired up with papers from Lawn Fawn 
and a balloon die from MFT it turned
out a bright birthday card:

We are having Suchi
this week as our Guest Designer.
You can see more of her talent 
 on her blog

Looking for more inspiration?
You can find more inspiration from our 
Special Guest Designer and 
 the other team members on our blog.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


20 apr. 2016

Taking a break


When you are reading this post 
I am already with Ros in Liverpool.
Due to that I am taking a blog break till april 27th.
See you next week!