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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Krafty Family Visit

Hi all!

Just one more day at work this week and then it's off to see my parents with our little girl! Now that she's walking, I am curious to see how happy she will be staying in the pram for the duration of the train trip. I am thinking probably not so much.....Anyway, today is the start of another (P)inspirational Challenge, this is our inspirational picture:

 How cute is that? I took the brown, white lace and cuddling from the picture and used it to scrap the story of our girl meeting her grand parents for the first time.

Why not join the challenge this fortnight? You can use the picture any which way you want, just as long as you let us know how you were inspired. This time, there is no sponsor, so this one's just for fun and glory ;)

* Scrap Our Stash (Tic-Tac- Toe) Journal card, Yellow, 3+ patterned papers 30/5
* Do-All Kreatives (Let Your Heart Speak) 31/5
* Kreative Inkauf (Pennants or Hearts) 14/6
* Always Fun Challenge (AG) 27/5
* Use Your Stuff (Bohemian Rhapsody) 27/5

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Vintage Birthday card

Hello everybody!

Finally, some nice weather here in the Netherlands! We spent Mother's Day in the garden and on the playground, a great way to spend the weekend :)

I have a vintage-style card to share with you today, I made this for my aunt's birthday. I used up some more Graphic 45 paper scraps, my aunt really liked it!

* Crafty Cardmakers (Add a Sentiment)
* Ooh La La (Something Beginning with B) Banner, Blue
* The Crafters' Cafe (Birthdays) 30/5
* Creative Craft Cottage (Three of a Kind) 3 yellow and 3 black pearls
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (One for the Ladies/Mother's Day) 20/5

Monday, 8 May 2017


Hi all,

Hope you all had a nice International Scrapbooking Day last Saturday with lots of crafty fun! I had a scrappy evening planned, but I happened to be shopping with my friend in the afternoon and when I wanted to go home, all the trains were cancelled! Well, my train anyway. So I came home at 12 pm! No more ISD left for me....Oh well, I am sure I can plan some time soon and get my scrappy fix!

The new (P)inspirational Challenge revolved around this image:

I used the little flowers as my starting point and scrapped some picture of my own little fairy and her daddy. I used some 'forest' textures, such as woodgrain, branches and leaves too. 

Our sponsors this fortnight are Oddball Art Stamps and Digital Delights. Hope you can join us and share your project!

* Crafty Calendar Challenge (Flowers) 28/5
* Crafty Friends (Cute)
* Polka Doodles (Anything Goes) 19/5
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (For the Kids, Inspired by a Kid's film) Sleeping Beauty 14/5

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Using Up My Flowers

Hello all,

What a lovely sunny day today in my part of the world! Still cold, mind.....Nothing like a nice summer project to get me going when it's cold outside, so when I saw the (P)inspirational photo this time:

I knew I wanted to scrap some summer photo's! And here she is, our little girl, having an alfresco dinner in the garden. Unbelievable that this was less than a year ago, this weekend she started walking in earnest, stumbling her way around the living room! All the cliche's are true, they do grow up so fast..... I love it and hate it at the same time.

I took several elements from the inspirational photo, including the frame, butterflies and the word TODAY. I couldn't find any leaves in my stash, but I do have an absolute mountain of paper flowers that I want to use up and never do. Same with chipboard and butterflies, they really stump me on layouts! So I just started sticking around a circle I cut with my circle cutter (another one of those must-have tools that I rarely reach for somehow), using up flowers, brads and other assorted pieces I had to hand. I am pretty happy with the result, I tend to use rectangles of paper most often, so when I do something different it all feels so brandnew! I always say I should do this type of design more often, but then I never do....I guess I know my comfort zone!

We have two sponsors this time for the (P)inspirational Challenge: Imagine That Digistamps & The Cutting Cafe. Check out these links to see what beautiful things they have on offer!


* Come and Get It (Circles)
* Creative Sketchy Girls (Flowers and/or Butterflies)
* My Time to Craft (Sequins and/or Buttons) I did both
* Just Add Ink (Choose 2: Metallics, Balloons, Circles) I used Metallic letter stickers and created several circles on my LO
* Great Impressions (April Showers Bring May Flowers) I used a bunch of flowers on my LO and included the purple

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Birthday Boy

Hello everyone,

Another Graphic45 birthday card to share with you today, I love using up these paper pads for cardmaking! Love the quote and thought it very appropriate for a birthday ;)

* That's Crafty (Outnumbered)
* Try it on Tuesday (Add a Quote)
* Crafty Sentiments (Men/Boy
* Ooh La La (Birthday)
* The Paper Girls (Numbers)
* Dragonfly Journeys (Hip to be Square)
* Words 2 Craft By (Number Mouse)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Wedding Calamity

Good morning all!

It's that time again, today is the start of a new (P)inspirational Challenge! 
We have this photo as our inspirational starting point:

Makes sense with Easter just around the corner, but my mind immediately went to this one piece of paper that I had in my stash with doily ovals. So I am sharing a wedding layout with you today, documenting my tendency for calamity, especially when something important is about to happen. So yes, I did manage to cut my fingers just before we got married and all eyes in the room would be on this hand......unbelievable how I managed it! Anyway, it's all good now, but it seemed a story worth recording to me, as accidents are such a big part of my personality LOL

What will you go for? Our sponsor this time is Sasayaki Glitter, so well worth entering the challenge!


* Sweet Stampin' Challenge (Mellow Yellow) the lace border is created using a stamp 
* Create with Connie & Mary (Colour Combination)
* Scrap It With a Song (Somebody to Love)

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Way Back When

Hello crafty peeps,

Did you have a good weekend? It was great springlike weather here, we had a bike around both days with our girl in front of me pointing and laughing all the way, it was delightful! Talking about bikes and spring, here is our new inspirational photo over @ the (P)inspirational challenge:

Would have been perfect for this weekend's photo's, but we didn't take any and just enjoyed the experience. So instead, I scrapped a very old picture (1993!) of me and my class mates in high school. Seems like a lifetime away (and by this time, it pretty much is of course)! I let myself be inspired by the lightblue window frame and the white wall, as well as the bike basket where all the flowers are in. Perhaps not the most obvious way of being inspired by a picture, but I have had this W R Memory Keepers triangles paper in my stash for quite a bit now and I despereately wanted to use it. I love it, but that light blue is not a colour I scrap with very often, so I very often passed it by regretfully when I was looking through my papers.This time I was determined to make it work and I did it! Yay for me ;)

We have two sponsors this time around; Elisabeth Bell and Fred She Said! If you would like to join, please link up directly to the challenge blogpost and let us know how you were inspired by the photo (personally, I love to read how you were inspired!).

* Lasting Memories (Use 5 different patterned papers)
* Crafty Friends (B is for...) Blue, Black & Brown colour scheme
* Making Memories (Add Some Layers)
* Ooh La La (Layer It Up)
* 613 Avenue Create (Anything Goes)