Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas greetings

These two adorable, little friends like wishing you a very nice Christmastime and many blessings in 2012!

I didn't make christmas cards this year, but two, using WMS Tiny Trees.

For the sewing group I belong to I made a small box with some Merci chocolates in it. Last week I ordered a scor-pal at the shop 'knutsel en zo' (together with a paper pad from 4 heures 37, you will see work with it soon!). The scor-pal is a great help and I like making these boxes. And my sewing friends really appreciate this christmas greeting.

I don't have many Christmas decorations at home. But last Wednesday I saw this frame at the 'Blokker' and I had to buy it. The candle light holders were bought last year and it's a perfect match with the silver birds and red stars!

Christmas will be a bit strange for us this year. My husband has to work in the hospital in a dayshift. But on Christmas Eve we will have the 'family-christmas-service' in our church. And I'm looking forward to the services in our church on Sunday. To me it is important to celebrate Jesus' birth and praise God for His gift to us. On Monday we will join a choir and sing in a prison in Belgium and celebrate Christmas with prisoners. We join the services many times a year and I love doing it. It makes me silent because of my happy life and the contrast with these men. Many of them have had a miserable life till now. I hope they will feel some peace this Christmas.

Maybe I pop in coming week with a card I made today, but I still have to make some pictures. Next week we will have a short holiday in Budapest, Hungary! Looking forward to it! 

On behalf of Saartje and Pien I wish you many happy hours in the coming week!

Thank you for your visit!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Again a card made with a picture designed by Janet and papers from October Afternoon. I love the combination!

I am counting down to the Christmas holidays! I only have one day left for working at school, so tomorrow afternoon I'm finished with my classes. Just studies and some preparations for the week after the holidays. And of course some household chorus (don't like) and craft time (like it!!)

Enjoy your evening! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

a flower for you!

When I ordered the papers of Emma´s shoppe I bought the chipboard elements as well. But to be honest, I didn´t know exactly what to do with it. They are very nice, but for me it´s a hard job to work with. Doing nothing with it, it´s a pity, so I decided to give it a try! What do you think? Pretty nice, eh!

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Sun is shining here and a nice Saturday afternoon is waiting! This card is again made with Sidewalks by October Afternoon. The adorable girl is designed by 'made by Janet'. Don't you love it? The sentiment is a PTI stamp and stamped on the half of a label four die (nestie).

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

With love

Hi there!

When I uploaded these photos, it gave me a summer feeling. Of course it's because of the paper line (Sidewalks by October Afternoon). This card is on its way to Brazil where my youngest sister lives. And it's spring/summer time over there! Last week the temperatures were about 30-32 degrees Celsius. To me it feels so strange to celebrate the December festivities in such temperatures.

The background of the card is stamped with the grid stamp of WMS Off beat. For the squares I have used the cuttlebug die. The flower die is Marianne's design. A button, ribbon, twine and some stitching and of course a small sentiment. It's part of the Maya's road - cute as a button.

Thanks for hopping by!

Monday, December 5, 2011


First of all: thank you for the lovely comments on my last post! It made me a bit silent :)
Yes, I'm still busy with studies and work at school. But the hardest part has been finished for this period.
So, I had some time to make a banner for a newborn boy, Max! I sent it instead of a card, so I made a label to write down some words to the parents.

Thanks for your visit! And have a very nice 'Sinterklaas'day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hello and have a nice weekend!

With this card I'd like to say hello and wish you a very nice weekend! I used the papers of October Afternoon's Sidewalks and the stampset of PTI 'botanical silhouettes' and 'paper tray'.

Thanks for hopping by!