26 feb. 2010

Still not OK again

Well I'm feeling better already, have been going to work again this week. But I still have this bad cold and late in the afternoon I get an awful headace, probably a sinus infection. Today I started with antibiotics, hope that helps soon.

Now some LO's I made last week, I'm glad I found some inspiration after receiving the last SC kit, Bakers Dozen. Such yummie colors! Used it for the last 3 LO's.

Geitje: (little goat) Made this LO just for the fun of creating. The green grid a leftover negative of a boardgame and I also used a umbrella of which I cut of the stick.
Play: Made this from a SC sketch. I wish it was spring already, barefoot playing outside, sigh... I used sunflower Maya mist on the background.

Kleine wasjes (little laundries): During th erenovation of our house (bathroom, kitchen and toilet) we had to improvise with bathing the kids. I put Tristan in the sink and Camiel also wanted, tight fit ;) The yellow is a filefolder.

Gone fishin': For a SC sketch, this one was a real challenge but I really love the outcome. I used cut in half cardstock buttons for the scallops.
Etienne and Camiel fishing for tadpoles (kikkervisjes), again I'm longing for spring...

Have a nice weekend!

18 feb. 2010

Still not OK

Still suffering from the last convulsions of the flu, pff what a tough virus it is.
But I managed to finish a LO, I decided to do a lift of a LO of myself :), crazy huh. It's a LO of years ago but I still love it.

Sweet & sour: Camiel licking a lollipop which you dip in sour stuf. Loved the look on his face when tasting the sour, I was too late to capture that... Made the tag myself with colorwah, paint and an embossed HS stamp. It was also fun to use some eyelets again just for accents, should do that again.

The details

The tag:

2 Days ago I received the februari Studio Calico kit, Bakers Dozen, I also bought some Homefront papers and stickers and extra goodies. So it was fun to unpacked the box. Now I'm not really motivated to make something. Blame it on the flu.

See you,

hugs Astrid

12 feb. 2010


Yikes, we have a sickbay around here this week. On sundaynight Tristan run a fever, on monday Etienne stayed home with him. On wednesdaynight Camiel also got a fever and he is still not feeling well now. So he got to miss the carnavalcelebration on school today, too bad because he really wanted to dress up this year and he normally just hates that. And today it's my turn to stay home and feel really bad. Muscleaces, running noses amd so on, you got the picture.
So the only thing I could do after I had been sleeping too long and had been laying too long in bed was surfing the net. So I could as wel post a blog.

I'm really longing for spring, no more snow please.

So now back to scrapping. I finally got to put some LO's into albums, still not finished. I got the kids LO's done and now the rest, still thinking about who to organise them. I use American Crafts D-ring album , really easy to work with especially when you want to add another page in between. What do you use?

I have been doing the sunday sketch challenges on the Studio Calico blog, love them, just a challenge to think outside the box and they draw a random winner (or 2) who wins a 5$ certificate for the shop, if you like to join.

Here are some LO's:
ZIEK (Sick): A few moths ago when CAmiel was also ill and was missing out on his 1st swimming lesson which he was so looking forward to. I made this background myself by drawing and cutting circles of cardstock. Just you: I found this little poem who was fitting this picture of Etienne very well. This was for a SC sketch. I love the colors on this 1. Lego fantasie: Another SC sketch challenge LO, I flipped the sketch. I love the 'white space' here something I have a 'problem' with usually.Details: This was for a CHA challenge at SC, lift a LO from you favs. I lifted a LO of Kimmi see link. I love the popped circles of the same pp and all the strips of paper. The yellow pp has flocked circles, so pretty. Picture of a window at my parents house in France (in the shed). Ok it's not good to have such a big crack in the wall, but I just love this image.
I was inspired by Lisa Truesdell's amazing LO 1 2 3, (I also love her misting and sewing the heart) But I used the strips of paper, love all these colors together, not very snowy but it fits the picture ;)Me & you & you: I really feeled like using a lot of colors on this LO, the picture is at a kite festival of me and my 2 little boys. With this 1 I just went with the flow, trew some things (also fabric) on the paper and didn't think too much, also long as it was colorful. Kind of nice for a change, iso moving papers for hours which I usually can do.
Seriously: This picture cracks me up. he was so tense standing in front of Sinterklaas talking to him ;) Also used a SC sketch for this 1 (last sunday you can still enter if you like) Made the flowers out of punched circles (Marta Stewart).
That was my last LO, I'm already busy with a new one, but first I have to feel better.
See you soon,