30 sep. 2010


During our holiday on Texel Camiel saw an midget golf track and since then his wish was to do that. We didn't do it on Texel, but at the and of the summerholiday we went on a day trip to Recreatieoort Binnenmaas, which also had  midget golf. So his wish came true :)
So I did my thing and created a LO about it ;)


23 sep. 2010

Dutch Dare schets #31

Today the lastest Dutch Dare sketch went live. This was the sketch by Marsha

I have to say, it was a bit difficult for me this time, especially the wave. But I'm pleased  with the final result.

Enjoy, a picture of Tristan from this summer with his backpack.

Only 1 day to work tomorrow and then weekend :)
Hugs, Astrid

19 sep. 2010


the dare I joined of scrappersanonimous forum in this post, consist of 4 dares. The 2nd is now live and I think I try to join them all.
This was the inspiration picture of the dare:

 I love these colors! and that top, so lovely!!

And this was the sketch:

I decided to  make I spread.
I printed my piuctures with a vintage affect. I had the perfect fall papers lying around from last year.

So I used fall pictures we made during a walk i the woods also last year. The flowers are from Prima, I just got them home, they are so nice. I cut up the doiley rubons, The leaves and phrases are also rubons. They trees are cut-out negatives from a diecut. I just some golden 'tulle' and pearles to finish them


So picture overload =)

Thanks for looking :)
Hugs,  Astrid

16 sep. 2010

De boot

Some things came in between so the Dutch Dare is a later then normal. Now it's live and I can show you the LO =)
The dare was to scrap about a childhood memorie. I browsed trough my scanned pictures and decided that it had to be about the sailingboat my parents used to have when I was a child. So many memories there.

I was nice to scrap an old picture, maybe I'll do it again.


14 sep. 2010

Faves @ 5.5 yrs

Finally joines the sketch challenge at Studio Calico again. This time was such a great sketch based on a LO by Jen Jockisch see   http://studiocalico.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-sketch_12.html

Faves @ 5.5 yrs
LO about Camiel his favorite things right now. Used the SC Summer Camp kit don't you just love this colors together...




9 sep. 2010


I decided to join a challenge (dare/sketch) on scrappersanonimous forum . we got a color inspiration picture

  And a sketch:

We could use one of the 2 or both. I did both.

The colors were a real challenge, so I decided to do a patchwork of papers (1 of my favorite) and a lot of stichting (I actually ruined 3 needles! I'm hopeless, luckely I just bought new ones). I also missed around the circle. I think result is kind of fun :P

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs Astrid

6 sep. 2010


At Studio Calico they did a scrap a LO of your favorites challenge. I decided to join, it was hard to choose from my just 1 LO from my faves, so many to love there. I decided that it had to be 1 of Chelseavn, don't you just love her gallery. I lifted this one: WINTER

And this is what I made of it:

I misted a template from the last FLOW magazine to make the background. I really loved making this LO, so much fun.

Last week we bought a new bed for Camiel. Tristan still slept in his crib. So it was time to move over in Camiel's old toddlerbed. Last night was his first time sleeping in it. I thought he would come out, because he often stands in his crib and wants to get out. But he just stayed in bed and slept throught the night. I the morning he called MAMA and he wanted to get out himself but he waited till I was there. Curious how that will develop.

Here is a piece Camiel his new bed.

And here they are together in Tristan's 'new' bed. =0)

The latest Dutch Dare challenge has been resheduled to next wednesday because not everybody had finished their LO. I really like my LO for that challenge, go and look for it this wednesday at the DD blog .


1 sep. 2010


2 posts in 1 day!! It's  because I just need to share: My first publication =) =)  It's in an online magazine ScrapStreetMagazine in the september issue. The call was patchwork perfect  and I had  just finished a perfect LO for the subject.  Take a look at the link where you can see the LO at the bottom of the page.



fast forward

I made this LO for a challenge on the Studio Calico blog, we had to use tiny pictures. I combined it with a big picture I already used before. But it's still one of my favorite :) 2,5 years flew by.

Today is the day for the new Dutch Dare challenge, I almost forgot but I managed to squeeze a LO out just this afternoon. Can't show it  because it's not live yet.

Hugs, Astrid