Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

dinsdag 29 juni 2010

In This House : a new booklet

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This is my new booklet with ten In This House-projects.
It is made out of recycled items : an empty spiralbound
block of Tim Holtz-tags, a craft envelope, a brown paper
bag and pages from an old music-book.

I might add some embellishments later, but i am still
pondering if i want to. The contents are as follows :

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Read the Coneberry Chronicle here !

maandag 28 juni 2010

Homemade "washitape"

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I am guessing you all know about the all new and fun japanese
washitape. Being semi-translucent, available in many colours
and designs it is perfect for crafting projects and decorating
envelopes. There is one thing though : it is quite expensive.
I therefor wanted to try something : using silkpaper and
toplayers of napkins to create my own "washitape".
And you know what ? It works ! These pieces on the picture
are just small try-outs but i will be sure to post some
more examples later on.

zondag 27 juni 2010


Last wednesday, on the 23rd of June, we celebrated
Sankthansaften here in Norway. The day is also called
Jonsok, which means "John's wake", important in
Roman Catholic times with pilgrimages to churches and
holy springs. Today, however, Sankthansaften is largely
regarded as a secular or even pre-Christian event.

In most places the main event is an outdoor picnic (with
barbeque) in the evening and the burning of a large bonfire.
The celebrations usually go on til deep in the night since it
does not get dark at this time of year in Norway.

It is said that if a girl puts flowers under her
pillow that night, she will dream of her future
husband. If you want to read more about this and other
related celebrations, click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer.

zaterdag 26 juni 2010

Something new

When on a walking trip i saw something new : i was
walking along the riverbank when i heard a rustle
straight ahead, and some more when i got closer
to the spot i heard the first rustle from. Then a big
deer jumped into the river (it took quite a dive) and
it swam / hopped to the other side. I hope i did not
scare it too much !

vrijdag 25 juni 2010

Recycle Craft : more ripped flower cards

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Recycled folders turned into collaged postcards.

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woensdag 23 juni 2010

Card : Birthdaycard

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A birthdaycard for a 13-year old.

dinsdag 22 juni 2010

Card : Cards for parting colleagues

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Two cards for parting colleagues.

maandag 21 juni 2010

My porcelain flower is flowering

Look how pretty my porcelain flower (porseleinbloem /
porselensblomst) is flowering. The outer petals of the flower
look like they are made of pink velvet, i think they are

This plant is also known as Hoya Carnosa and you can find
more information on these plants here.

zondag 20 juni 2010

Happy Fathersday !

zaterdag 19 juni 2010

ATC's : Hazy Spring

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Stamp by Kreative Hender

Designed for Kreative Hender

zondag 13 juni 2010

What to do with all those scraps of paper ... ? Set no.2

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Designed for Kreative Hender

zaterdag 12 juni 2010

New Clouds

About two weeks ago i saw some really strange clouds. The
weirdest thing was that i saw them from a plane first and
some days later from the ground, what a coincidence.

These types of clouds are called lenticularis and are
lenseshaped : thin at the rim, thick in the middle.

If you want to learn more about these types of clouds, check
out : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_cloud