26 mei 2011

creative weekend

Last weekend I was really on a roll (creatively that is :) ), made a few LO's and I really like them. If I my say so myself :) I can show you 2 now, I also made one for the Dutch Dares, but will have to wait a week.

 Treehugger
Funny pics of Tristan in France with the old peartree in the garden, he was holding it, like hugging. ;)
I love the effect of the pumice stone distress ink (love that color) on the cosmo cricket cardstock with woodgrain reliëf. Again I used ironwire for the flowerstems (I always love ironwire, I should use it more) and I love that used the really old big orange polka dot brad (isn't it great when you actually use your old stuf) for the inside of the sun.



Opa helpen (helping grandpa)
The last SC kit Lawn Party had so much fun stuf, I love the exclusive SC doiley paper (cut out a few doileys). I also love the backside (green chickenwire). I only have 1 piece so there I had a problem, but I have cut it strategic so I have left to use the barbwire side. I also love the paper towel circles, I have misted the with orange mister huey (SC).
I just love this pics, my dad was working in the garden and the boys (especially Tristan), wanted to help him with the wheelbarrow and I love that he let them.





Only 1 day left to work and then it's weekend. Well that is not totally true, because I have to be stand by whole weekend for my job (I'm a programmer and we are doing a sofware upgrade). So I take my labtop home, only in case of problems they need me, hopefully I don't have to do much, , but I have a bad feeling.

Further more we had a bad week last week.
Our wasmachine died and left us with a lot of water on the ground a some smoke, apparently something burned, but it stop luckely. I'm so glad  took a look at the machine before I went to bed. But now (of course) we already have a new one (because who could live without a wasmachine).

Etienne was at a weekend getaway with his colleagues because the boss celebrated his 65th birthday. He was in Friesland (north of Holland), they did a kind of real Frisian sports. (skutsje sealen, fierljeppen en also kaatsen). Well to keep the story short, he got a ball on his eye with kaatsen and couldn't see much anymore. He needed to go to the eyehospital, he got examined and different medications. His eye is going to be allright but all the time he can't see and details, so no reading and he can't look in the light (because his pupil stays really wide due to the medicine). After 1,5 week he can now reduce the medicine and within a week his sight have to be better. Really badluck, but I'm glad it's not permanent.

Camiel finally could swim for his diploma A last wednesday after having to do the trail version a second time. He woke up that day with almost 40 degrees Celsius fever, so that was not going to happen that day... My parents waited to go back to France do they could see him swimn. Just that day, what bad luck for him, he has to take more lessons the next weeks and has another attempt on june 22. 

But then again worse thing could happen. We will laugh about it in the future.

Hugs,
Astrid



20 mei 2011

dutch dare sketch #39

This week I posted the new sketch challenge of the dutch dares.  This was the versatile sketch by Petra:


When I saw the enlargement I thought about an older picture of Camiel which was made at a profesional photographer and was lying in the closet for a those year, I didn't know what to do with it. So I decided to crop it a bit and used it for this LO.

 Take a look what the other girls made with this great sketch and you still can win the RAK of the month may.

I also made a LO with the fabulous Studio Calico kit Lawn Party.

C & T {heart} to play.
Pictures of our holiday in France. I loved the flowerfields and was happy the boys wanted to cooperate for a little photoshoot. I made the stems of the flowers out of ironwire which I curled.




Hugs,
Astrid

17 mei 2011

Project 12 april

Time to show my april spread for project 12.


Lots of nice weather already this month an we went on vacation to France, so I had lots of pictures to choose from.
 
I used again the sketch of Becky Fleck.

 left
 right
 journaling, again on a very large tag


Tomorrow it's time for the new dutch dare sketch, don't forget to take a look. I wil also draw the winner of the april RAK :)

Hugs,
Astrid

4 mei 2011

dutch dare dans

First I want to congratulate my mother who is celebrating her 65th birthday today.
I made her this card:



This month it's my turn to make the posts on the dutch dare blog and also come up with the dare. I wanted to Make a one little word dare: and the word is dance.

This is my LO: dancing Ketelbinkie style
I used pictures of Tristan during the 'carnaval' week at daycare (Ketelbinkie), the could come dressed up, Tristan was of course in his Spiderman suit. I gave my camera to the teachers. So they made a couple of pics of Tristan with his little friends. Loved to see the dancing and jumping. 




Take a look what the other girls made. JOin us and you can win a a place as guestdesigner and also a RAK you don't want to miss :)

Hugs,

Astrid

1 mei 2011

Dutch dare sketch #37

It's almost time for the next dutch dare, but I haven't show my latest LO for the sketch yet.
The sketch was designed by Johanna:


I really loved this sketch and this what I made with it:
Grow: I used pictures of Tristan of 3 years in a row: 2009 (1 yr), 2010 (2yrs), 2011(3yrs).





There is still some time left to join us with this wonderful sketch and post it in the comments here so you can win a spot as guestdesigner.

We have been on holiday last week in France, Fouvent. At my parents house, we had great weather and didn't do much.

We did some egghuting:

 Eastercrafting:
 Eating:
 Treehugging ;)
 Hard working:
 Laughing:
 Posing:
 Playing:
Walking:
 Blowing bubbles:
 Burning:

To sum it up: we had a great time.