Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

woensdag 30 april 2008

Happy Queensday !

maandag 28 april 2008

A New Bird

Today i met this bird. I had never seen it before in my
life so that was kind of special ! It is called Carduelis Flammea
and if you want to know more about it, just search in Wikipedia.

donderdag 24 april 2008


I made this ATC-card for my friends' birthday.
It is a card with a cut out space to mount an ATC
on. I think it looks nice with the light blue
combined with the colourful ATC.

maandag 21 april 2008

Doctor Who Bookmark

If you enjoyed making a Harry Potter bookmark,
how about a Doctor Who one ? The patterns from
the various seasons are posted underneath. Ofcourse
you can choose to make it a bit shorter than the patterns
since they are quite long.

donderdag 17 april 2008

Krimpie Dinkie Fun

I made this ... thing, from a yoghurt container out of
which i cut the bottom part. You can use it as a ... ehm ...
oh you can hang it on your keychain. Or use it as a coaster
but maybe it would be better serving as a coaster when
i had not cut out the bottom. Well anyway, it was fun to
see it shrink in the oven !

woensdag 16 april 2008

Krimpie Dinkie Tryout : Part II

More shrunken yoghurt-container-fun. Again it did
not turn out the way i wanted it, what is new, but i
found out that the temperature to shrink on can be as
"low" as 150 degrees celcius, and as a bonus your
plastic wil shrink in a controled fashion. Back to eating
yoghurt now, so that i have more material to test.

zaterdag 12 april 2008

Cards of Christmas Past

Some cards from Christmas Past made with
stamps from one of my favorite stamp designers.

Christine Adolph has designed this series of stamps
for Stampington and i have had lots of fun with them

There now is a set of clear stamps available
from this series that i still need to have, they
are smaller than the first series and therefor
ideal to use on ATC's.

dinsdag 8 april 2008

Recycle Craft

I am very much into crafts that recycle stuff, give
is a second life so to say. BUT i do not want to reuse
stuff that will not give me a hundred percent great
result, i do consider quality a very important aspect.
I am quite content with the result of this batch of
enevelopes though. They are recycled pages from
magazines and i think they look cool. If i would get
a postcard or letter in an envelope like this, i would
keep them both.

maandag 7 april 2008

Cat Card

I made a card to send to my sister. The colours i
choose with something in the back of my mind :
they are somewhat like the colours of the cat she
lost last friday. I thought that would make the
card extra special for such an occasion.

zondag 6 april 2008

Inspiration Book

One thing that is a must for all crafters is an Inspiration Book,
or an Idea Book if you will. Take a blank journal en decorate it.
Then, make sections in the book so that you can keep your ideas
a bit organised, do not overdo it tho ;) Then just collect all
pictures and clips and cards and brochures that you find pretty
or inspirational and glue them in your book. It is the perfect way
to deal with a Crafter's Block because you will always find
something in there that is stimulating. Enjoy !

vrijdag 4 april 2008

A sad day

Today was a very sad day. After a few weeks of visiting
vets and trying to find out what was wrong with her,
my sister and her boyfriend have had to let go of one of
their beloved cats, Bonkie. She was a very special cat that
made an impression on anyone that ever met her. Small
in her size, but enormous in her heart. We all love her very
much and are only comforted by the thought that she does
feel much better now and has lots of appetite again. She can
now play with the ones that went before her and when the
time comes for us to cross over we will certainly see her
again, we know she will be waiting there for us :)

donderdag 3 april 2008

The Rainbow Brigde

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge, because of its many colors.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land
of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, they go to this place.
There is always food, water and warm spring weather.
Those old and fail animals are young going again.
Those who have been maimed are made whole again.
They play all day with each other. But there is only one
thing missing. They are not with their special person.
Who loved them on Earth. So, each day they run and
play until the day comes when one suddenly stops
playing and looks up. The nose twitches, the ears are up,
the eyes are staring... And this one suddenly runs from the group.
You have been seen And when you and your special friend meet.
You take them in your arms... and embrace.
Your face is kissed again and again And again you look once more
into the eyes of your trusting pet.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

woensdag 2 april 2008

Knitted Shawl

I knitted this shawl out of this gorgeous material, it did not
knit gorgeously, in fact it knitted quite difficult, but the result
is super. It is soft and very girly and the colours are beautiful.