Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

maandag 30 mei 2011

Photographic impression

Photographic impression of a walk in an icestorm.
Needless to say maybe, it was cold !!

zaterdag 28 mei 2011

An exciting Surprise-Trip

Yesterday we were going on a surprise trip with a group
of colleagues. The trip itself was no surprise, but the
destination was unknown, so we were very excited.
We were picked up with a bus and driven to Stavanger.
There we were picked up by a speed-ferry for a great
trip, it is such fun to see the world from another
We were about three quarters of an hour underway
when all of a sudden the ferry radically changed it's
course. The captain had recieved an SOS sent by the
ferry Foldøy and we had to come to the rescue !
The Foldøy had missed motorpower and had drifted
towards one of the many islands and run aground.
It had been lieing stranded for over an hour.
The passenders had been stuck on the ferry and were
to be taken aboard our ferry. This meant tieing the
ferries together which sounds easier than it was. It
took quite a few attempts but then we were finally
secure and could start to take on the strandees.
Most of them were really cold by now and were happy
to come onboard.

After we "saved" the passengers, the ferry had to be
pulled loose. In the mean time, another, even smaller
ferry than ours, had arrived to assist. The pulling loose
was no easy task and took quite a while, after which
the two ferries had to push the Foldøy to the nearest
pier. By the time the Foldøy had come loose there
had arrived a pilot vessel to steer the ferry as much
as possible.

All in all it took about two and a half hours to get the Foldøy
safely to the pier and we could reembark on our own voyage.
We were delivered to the restaurant Sjernarøy Maritim,
where we heartily enjoyed dinner, as we arrived long past
the normal dinnertime. All in all an exciting day !

vrijdag 27 mei 2011

Product review : Big Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)

cuts straight
metric AND imperial
standard card sizes are depicted
big and sturdy
must-have for papercrafters

overall score : 9/10

donderdag 26 mei 2011

Mini (scrap)book : Workshop

fold a sheet of scrapbookingpaper into sixteen squares
be careful to fold accurate
make three cuts in the paper where the lines are drawn

begin to fold forwards and backwards, a bit like
you would a jacobsladder

continue with this, even when you meet a corner, just
alter the direction of your folding

continue to do so until you have folde the whole sheet
of paper

the result will be looking like this

woensdag 25 mei 2011

Product review : Paper Trimmer (Marvy Uchida)

cuts eight edge patterns
sturdy ruler
good width ruler
metric AND imperial
must-have for cardmakers

overall score : 8/10

dinsdag 24 mei 2011


You can turn this box into something really nice
by just turning it. Afterwards, you can decorate it
to your hearts content.

The white surface is ideal to glue and stamp on.

maandag 23 mei 2011

Two new birds

On one of my recent walks i saw two new birds : the
eurasian siskin (sijs / grønnsisik) and the northern
wheatear (tapuit / steinskvett). It is clear that because
of the warmer weather all kinds of birds are migrating
and showing themselves there where they are not seen
year-round. It is fun to meet them and every time i
go for a walk i am hoping to see a bird i have not seen

zondag 22 mei 2011

My Crafty Family : pompom-owl by my cousin

About 35 years ago, my cousin Annelies made this
adorable pompom-owl for me out of pink, white and
babyblue yarn. Its colours have faded and to be honest
it is a bit dirty, but i would not dream of tossing this cute
critter and i do not think i ever will. It is living in our
craftroom, and that is where it will stay.

zaterdag 21 mei 2011

Product review : Scoring Tool (Martha Stewart)

has a pointy and a duller side
really sturdy
very smooth surface
nice weight
a must-have for all crafters

overall score : 9/10

vrijdag 20 mei 2011

Product review : Small Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)

cuts straight when you get the hang of it
sturdy ruler
good width ruler
metric AND imperial
standard card sizes are depicted
must-have for papercrafters

overall score : 8/10