Sunday, November 29, 2009

* Read on...*

I haven't blogged in a while about the novels I am reading and which I finished.
Currently reading Esther Verhoef latest novel on which I had to wait since july to appear in our librairy in town. Only finished the first few pages but it looks quite promising. It's about a woman who meets up with a long lost boyfriend from the past.I finished yesterday a novel from Nicci Gerrard Simple in the moonlight. I love novels from Nicci French, which she writes with her husband. I have never read something she wrote alone before. It was an interesting novel to read but it isn't the same as with her husband. Less suspense and more about peoples inner emotions and family ties and trust etc. But I would like to read more of her.

And I read the short novel/story which was a gift in the month of the suspense novels in July I believe. Very good story, finished it very quickly and the ending is quite unexpected and open. Leaves you guessing. I kinda like that and at the same time I don't because I always want to know who and why but for writing an ending this is a good one......

* Xo Xo Xo * Get well soon *

I like it that Get Sketchy posts their sketch challenge so early (Fridays) so that gives me time to create a card in the weekend. This time I chose the delicious papers of Bo Bunny Love Bandit,(Already ordered some more, because I can use these over and over again) to create a Valentine card. Supplies: white cardstock, Bo Bunny Love Bandit papers, handcut swirl, Prima's say it in crystals, Fiskars borderpunch Apron, Martha Stewart punch doily lace, Crafts too cornerpunch, ribbon, white puffy paint, pin.

Next is a card for CardPatterns. I used MME papers Ooh La La to create a get well card. My aunt is having a (small) surgery next week.
Supplies: white cardstock, My Minds Eye Ooh La La papers, digi stamp Digital Delights, Melissa Frences stamp, hotfix with stones, handcut swirl, jewels, KaiserCraft flowers, organza ribbon, pin.

Enjoy the rest of your sunday.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

* Round of Challenge blogs * Get Sketchy *

I am *so happy* I won last weeks challenge over at Get Sketchy:) Thank you ladies for chosing my card and of course for the weekly inspiration. I won a great prize of digi stamps over at Soft Pencil. Go see for yourself the art is amazingly beautiful. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it, so I am very happy to be able to use one of those digi stamps in the near future.

Of course I made this weeks sketch again. It's a card for someone who got a new job, to which good luck. I still have scraps left of the amazing Bo Bunny papers and I still *love* them. I also couldn't resist using my favorite bird stamp again, so cute. Supplies: Bo Bunny designpapers, Imaginisce stamp, Studio G text stamp, pin, ribbon, organza ribbon, roses
Next is a card for Card Patterns, I have not played with there sketches in a while and missed it. It was not the sketch that made me struggle with this card, and the papers are also lovely, however it didn't seem to work out for me. First one ended in the dustbin and I am not too happy with this result as well, but since I won't be having more time to make it one more time, I decided to put it up anyway.
Supplies: Imaginisce papers, cardstock, ribbon, Autumn leaves stamp, Studio G stamp, white puffy paint, pin.
Due to the dark weather the photo's are not too good.
Almost weekend, so I hope it will stop raining than but the weatherforecast isn't too good. Well, lets wait and see.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

* cards * cards *

Yep, I have finished again some cards this week. The first one is for a challenge blog I never entered before, but the sketches are great so I decided to give it a try. Go see for your self at Taylored Expressions.
Supplies: 3 bugs in a rug design papers, ribbon, Melissa Frances stamp, Imaginisce stamp, white puffy paint.

Also I really wanted to play along with Get Sketchy again after weeks of absence. I really missed it. Bonus challenge was to use your markers, since I don't have any I chose for using my colored pencils. I got the stamp as a present a while ago but haven't used it so far, but it's really lovely.
Supplies: scenic route design paper, Marianne stamp, Imaginisce stamp,Kaiser Craft flowers, pin, ribbon, organza ribbon.
Since there will be some babies born short time, I have made already 2 cards; a baby girl card and a baby boy card. I lifted one of Ingrids' cards in an old issue of cards only.
Supplies: October Afternoon designpaper, white cardstock, Studio G stamp, white puffy paint, ribbon, pin, American Craft thickers.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

* Jaaroverzicht * new cards *

Last weekend I made the layout for the theme of the yearoverview. The theme as want you wanted most that week. Since I am feeling not good for quite some time, I made a layout based on that I really wanted to get either sick, or better now. (not knowing I would be sick the next week, how odd it that?)I also finished my first cards in WEEKS!! again. The first one is lifted from a card from Ingrid in the latest issue of Cards Only. I liked her design very much, but I am not completely happy with my end result and I cannot put my finger on it what it is. Maybe the papers used, or my bow is not big enough? I plan to do another sample with different papers and give it a twist.
Supplies: white cardstock Making Memories Fa La La papers American Crafts Thickers Letter stickers ribbon Crafts too corner punch.
Plus I made a card for a colleague who has moved to a new house. I thought the houses papers from My Little Shoebox would be very nice for this occassion. Design is based on an older sketch from Get Sketchy.
Supplies: whote cardstock My Little Shoebox papers Kaisercraft flowers ribbon buttons scrappers floss white puffy paint Crafts Too corner punch.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

* Pumpkin Carving * New Class JS - FREE * 2S4U *

As promised the photos of the carved pumpkin I made last week. I can hardly believe it's already one week ago. I was not able to post the photo's sooner because I was down with a heavy cold/flu this week Personally, I like the face of the pumpkin even though it's almost the same as 2 years ago.
I received a mail in my mailbox for a new online class from Jessica Sprague - Holidays In Hand. I did the free digi class from her earlier this year and loved it, it thought me one or two new things. I also liked stories in hand from last year, but I have to shamefully admit, I never came around to finish it.
Now I got a new chance with this class, specially fitted for the upcoming Holidays. I am very curious. You can registrate at the side and add up for this class for free if you use the registration code (mentioned on the website).

I will stop with a card I started weeks ago based on another 2Sketches4You sketch, but never got around to finishing until now.
Supplies: Scenic Route paperswhite & green cardstock white ribbonImaginisce stamp Merry & Bright.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

* Back to blogging *

It has been a while since I last blogged and I missed it. I have been feeling not well for some time now; headaches every other day, couching, cold etc and hardly any energy left to blog or scrap for that matter. My last project was a card and it's been 3 weeks ago. (Shame on my for neglecting my fav challenge blogs all that time.)
Now I am feeling a bit better, I have had some days of of which I have been feeling 5 days ill and 2 days down with a heavy migraine attack. So let's hope the headaches are now gone for good.

I have finished a digi layout last week though (quick and easy! :) ) for the yearoverview. Theme of that week was prepare yourself and I gave it a funny twist saying that I am preparing to win the lotery :) I am still behind 3 pages and also have to make this weeks assignment, I have it planned in my head, but still need to find time to make it.
Last few days were lots of fun; buying some new plants and stuff for the garden.
And going for walks in the woods. I mentioned already, but I LOVE autumn; the colors, the wind and even sometimes the rain. With sometimes I mean when I don't have to ride my bike through this weather. But nature is so beautiful, take a look at the pictures I took. Think they will make a great autumn layout this year.

Plus I did some pumpkin carving, but still need to take some shots of it in the evening, so you will get those photo's later.
Gotta go now, because I still want to try to find time and make a card. I want to make one for one of my colleagues who is about to move to a new home.
Have a nice sunday!
PS I changed the look of my blog to be fitting to the Autumn. What do you think?