zondag 31 oktober 2010

Oma (Grandma)

I lost my mojo for making LO's a bit...
This is my first LO since July and I'm not to happy about it. But than again, I started, so that's something.
This is my Grandma, on her birthday, a year before she past away.
I used the awesome Swirlydoos November kit and the design is by Begahuna.

Thanks for looking..

woensdag 13 oktober 2010

Shabby Patchwork 2010

This is one of the projects we did on the cruise with Tim Holtz to New England & Canada.
It's called Shabby Patchwork.

It was SO much fun to do this. All new techniques and ideas.
Thanks for looking!

zondag 18 juli 2010

Beautiful People

These are my DN and his girlfriend photographed by my DH.
The pp's I used are from Paper Studio, 7 Gypsies, & BG.
The texture fades and the flower die are from TH, the tag is from Tattered Angels, the pearl swirl and the little flowers are from Prima.


vrijdag 9 juli 2010

Little Monkey

This is my entry for "I'm a litte vintage" challenge @Swirlydoos

The photo was taken by my DD, he was the most wonderful father, but he didn't know how to make photo's... LOL
On the photo you can see my DS and me @our home.
The LO was based on my DS LO "Christine". Thank you Sis for the inspiration!
My dad always called me 'little monkey' (Dutch translation: apie), so that's the title.


Milan 2010

This is the beautiful Milan, my DN girlfriend.
The photo was taken by my DH during our visit in Houston in March 2010.

This is my entry for the Summer Serenity Sketch Challenge @Swirlydoos
The pp's are from BG Capella. The texture fades are from TH, of course..


zaterdag 26 juni 2010

The Wellinks

These are my DBiL, DN & DN in March 2010.

The LO is a lift from GabrielleP's 'Style Baby'.
I used the TH stack 'Retro Grunge' and some TH texture fades and the Elegant Flourishes die. The metal is from Ten Seconds. The borderpunches are from Martha Stewart and Fiskars.

zondag 13 juni 2010

Artful Curio (©Tim Holtz)

As some of you might know, I'm a huge Tim Holtz fan!
On his site he added some photo's of the most awesome workshop he thought in Scotsdale.
It's called Artful Curio (check it out: http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/05/index.html)
It's SO INSPIRING I just had to make my own. So I took a wooden box and his awesome new pp's and just 'enjoyed the journey'..
This is the result.


donderdag 10 juni 2010


This is a selfportret of my DH, taken on my sisters wedding.

I used the gorgeous Mamma razzi pp's (BoBunny), some TH embellies and I played with my metal/texture fades! FUN FUN FUN


woensdag 9 juni 2010


This is me back in 1996..

I used my new TH texture fades, FUN FUN FUN! (Thanks Bonnie for send them over so quickly!!)
The butterflies I used are from Cuttlebug, the pp's are from this month Autebellum Beauty kit from Swirlysdoos.
And do you notice?? No flowers this time!! LOL


maandag 7 juni 2010

This is my entry for the Antebellum Beauty Sketch Challenge @Swirlydoos.
I love the kit it's packed with gorgeous pp's and embellies.

vrijdag 4 juni 2010

Underwater Fun

This is a photo of my DS Daryl and his girlfriend Emma.
The two of them taking photo's underwater in my DS swimingpool!

This is my enty for the SGC Round Robin Challenge @ Swirlydoos.
It's an easy design, but I tried to add a couple of nice techniques.
I used the new TH pp's and most of the embellies are from Swirlydoos.
The embossing plates are from Cuttlebug, the ink I used is Broken China (TH), the stamps are from various brands.

Hope you'll like it!

donderdag 27 mei 2010


This is a LO I made today, using Tim Holtz's awesome new papers and dies.
And of course all kinds of TH masks, stamps and other embellies.

For the masking I used Vintage Photo, for the edges Brushed Corduroy and for the stamps Walnut Stain.

The photo was taken in 2008, it's my hubby visiting the Houston Rodeo.


woensdag 26 mei 2010

As you might know, I am a HUGE fan of GabrielleP.

Always when I'm not that inspired I go to her site ( http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com) and I always find a LO of hers that inspires me 'to the max'. This time I lifted her gorgeous LO 'Natural'.
Thanks Gaby for sharing your work!

The photo is made by my DH in March this year.
It's my DN Stephanie, wearing her first Armani.


dinsdag 25 mei 2010

Home Sweet Home

I made this LO for my Sisters Challenge SGC May Use your scraps @ Swirlydoos. The challenge was to make a background pp using only scraps.
The vine is from Prima and the flowers are handmade.
The stamps and ink (broken China) are from Tim Holtz, the mask and glimmermist (Caribbean Blue) are from Tattered Angels.I painted the gost letters with the colour lagoon (Making Memories).
The photo was taken by my DH during one of his trips trough Texas.
These people must LOVE the colour turquoise!!! LOL


zondag 23 mei 2010

Time for Love

These are my DN Dennis and his girlfriend Milan.

I used the Swirlydoos La Vie en Rose pp's and embellies. The card is from Tattered Angels.
The flying heart (left upper corner) is from Tim Holtz.


zondag 16 mei 2010

The American Taste

I made this LO for the SGC May Layer & Distress challenge @ Swirlydoos.

I used the gorgeous pp's from the Swirlydoos La Vie en Rose kit.
The stamps & grunge board alphabet are from Tim Holtz.


vrijdag 7 mei 2010

Pretty Girls

These pretty girls are Stephanie (my DN) and Milan (girlfriend of my nephew).

The pp's & embellies I used are from the Swirlydoos Butterfly Kisses kit.
The border with the lace and roses is lifted from one of my favorite artists: GabrielleP.

Pink frame

This is another project I made during my visit to Houston.

As you can see, I'm all into metal and the new Tim Holtz dies! LOL
I also used the new lace stamp from my sister.
The frame (mirror) is from Ikea

Stephanie (2010)

This is my entry for the Swirlydoos May Sketch Challenge.
It's my version of the Swirlydoos May Sketch by Beggahuna.

I had to mirror the sketch, because of the photo of my DN Stephanie. The photo was made by my DH.
All the pp's and embellies are from the awesome Swirlydoos La Vie en Rose kit.


zondag 25 april 2010

Arrival (Houston March 2010)

My DH and me @Houston airport.

The pp's are from DCWV 'Vintage Collage' (Michaels). The flowers & pearl swirl are from Prima.
I embossed the pp's using the Cuttlebug embossing plates. I added some stitches and liquid pearls.

Me & Tim Holtz

The 'Master' and me..
This picture was taken during our 'Artful Voyage to Mexico' in 2009.

The BG pp came with the Swirlydoos Park Avenue kit. The other pp's are scraps.
The metal pieces are embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing plates and in the corner I used some texture gel which I painted with 3 different colours (Making Memories).
The small metal tags are little projects I did when I was visiting my sister (playing with metal, alcohol ink, texture past & perfect pearls).
The metal butterfly (Michaels) I painted with the colour 'lagoon' from making memories.


dinsdag 20 april 2010

Houston March 2010

Mini album made with the Swirlydoos Park Avenue kit.
Contains all kinds of photo's and memories from our visit to my sister in Houston, March 2010.


maandag 19 april 2010

Djásn 2009

This is a photo of Djásn, one of our foals from 2009.

The photo is revised in photoshop by my DH.
The embossing plates are from Cuttlebug, the big border punch is from Martha Stewart and the pearl swirl is from Prima of course.

The border with the lace and roses is lifted from one of my favorite artists GabrielleP.


woensdag 14 april 2010

Ready or not?

This photo was taken when we where ready to go on the Artful Voyage to Mexico with Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi (2009).

The LO is based on the talented Sue Pup's sketch G.
Most of the pp's and embellies are from the Butterfly Whispers kit from Swirlydoos.
The embossingplates I used are from Cuttlebug, the borderpunch is from Martha Stewart.

Thanks for taking a peek!

maandag 12 april 2010

Chappel Hill (2009)

This photo was taken by my DH during our 'Blue Bonnet Trip' to Chappel Hill (TX).

The pp's are from K & Company (blossom wood), the flowers are from Prima and the ornateplate is from Tim Holtz.
I painted the ornateplate, the scraps are embossed (Cuttlebug) and I used a borderpunch from Martha Stewart.


maandag 15 maart 2010

My Icelandic Horses

This LO is made with the Butterfly Whispers Kit and my entry for the Sketch Challenge @ Swirlydoos.
It's my version of the fabulous sketch of Beggahuna.
On the photo's you can see a couple of my Icelandic horses.

Thanks for looking!


I made this LO for MandaK's challenge @Swirlydoos. I started with white cardstock and went a bit 'over the top' stamping, masking, inking, painting and misting ... LOL
I used a lot of my new Tim Holtz stamps, masks, Distress Ink pads and crackle paint. Also some Tattered Angels Glimmer mists and got all dirty! Yipee!!

The photo is from my DH 'some' years ago.. LOL

Thanks for looking

Little Boy

As some of you might know, I'm a HUGE fan of Irene (Scrapperlicious). In the DT Gallery From Venice with Love she uploaded the most beautiful LO ever: Funny Guy.

I just had to lift that one!!

So here is the result. The photo is from my DN Sieger and is altered by my DH in photoshop.
All the pp's are from a Swirlydoos kit.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Enjoy Life

This is me with my favorite Icelandic horse Dynur.
The photo was taken during our vacation on one of the Dutch Islands Texel in 2001.
I made this LO for the Round Robin Challenge @ Swirlydoos.


This is my 5th LO with the gorgeous Swirlydoos kit From Venice with Love.
This photo of my sister was taken by my DH last spring.
I went a bit over the top with the embellies, but that's my 'weakness'. LOL


Silver Dapple

This is our breeding mare Silfra. She carries the beautiful colour Silver Dapple Black. Only 3% of the Icelandic horses have this unique colour.

This is my 4th LO with the awesome Swirlydoos From Venice, with love kit.
The metal strip was a gift from my sister (LaBonita).
This LO is a lift from LaBonita's 'In Love'

Sis, thanks for the inspiration!!

Puppy Time

This is my dog Marcus, 11 weeks old.

The pp's are from the Swirlydoos 'Antique Linnen' kit.
The chipboard ornament is from Creative Imaginations (from Venice, with Love embellies kit).
The mask is Tim Holtz's as the letters, stamps and spinners.

Thanks for taking a peek!

maandag 1 februari 2010

So Cute

This is a photo of the children of a friend of ours: Keanu and Sade.

My DH took the photo (don't tell anyone, it's 'bad' for his image...LOL)and my sis and my loved it so much, that we needed a print to scrap it.

This is my third LO with the wonderful Swirlydoos With Love from Venice kit. A very simple design, but the pp's and the embellies are so beautiful, that I don't think it need anything more (for a change LOL)


This is a photo of my DS Daryl and his girlfriend Emma, visiting my sister in Houston. They both got new sunglasses... LOL!!

The pp's are a gift from my sis and I don't know what brand it is (sorry).
I also added 'Bonnies heart' filled with Prima flowers and a pearl swirl (also Prima).

Artful Voyage in Mexico

Bonnie and me in Cabo San Lucas with a little tiger!
This photo was taken during the Artful voyage in Mexico with Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi.

The sketch is from Beggahuna, the masks & stamps from Tim Holtz. The flowers are from Prima, I inked them with some distress ink and stickles. The bling is also from Prima

vrijdag 29 januari 2010

Precious Child

My second LO with the February Swirlydoos With love from Venice kit.
Wow, do I love this kit!!
The pp's and embellies are so gorgeous!
What a lucky swirly-scrap-girl I am!!
The girl on the photo is my precious stepdaughter Karlijn


This LO is made with the gorgeous February Swirlydoos Kit (With love from Venice).
I used Beggahuna's February Sketch for Swirlydoos.

The photo is my sister and me at the rodeo... again.... LOL

The paterned pp are from 7Gypsies, the canvas screen pp, the flowers and the butterfly are from Prima, most of the stamps are Tim Holtz's, the border punch is Martha Stewart's

Thanks for taking a peek!

dinsdag 26 januari 2010


Me with one of my favorite young horses Gauti.

The pp's are mainly from the Swirlydoos Antique Linnen kit, the metal embellies and the tag are Tim Holtz's. The flowers are from Prima and the border punch is from Fiskars.

Thanks for taking a peek!

zaterdag 23 januari 2010

Anne (2009)

This is my 4th LO with the gorgeous Swirlydoos Winter Wonderland kit. The photo is of my sweet little niece Anne.
The pp's in this kit are so beautiful, that they don't need much except a good pic.
The handmade roses are made with the stamps from Wendy Vecchi, the other purple flower I embossed with purple ink and holographic embossing powder. The borderpunch is Martha Stewart's and the quote stamp is from Tim Holtz.


vrijdag 22 januari 2010


My third LO made with the beautiful Swirlydoos Winter Wonderland kit.

This is princess, our kitten.
The photo is made by my DH. He added the handwriting in photoshop (he is scrapping too.... LOL).
The design is inspired by GabrielleP (Madame Butterfly). Gabi, thanks for sharing your talent!
The heart stamp and the bling swirl are from Prima.

Thanks for taking a peek!!

donderdag 21 januari 2010


In 2008 I went to Austria for a short vacation. Wowzers, it's cold out there!!

This is my second LO made with the Swirlydoos kit Winter Wonderland. An awesome kit, full of beautiful pp's and embellies. It's based on a Beggahuna Sketch and so mucht fun to do!


woensdag 20 januari 2010


This is my dog Marcus, he is the sweetest dog EVER!
My DH made this photo a couple of weeks ago when it started snowing here in Holland.
I saved this photo for my new Swirlydoos kit to arrive.
Yesterday the kit arrived and I coudn't wait to get started with this awesome kit!
Ok, I know the design is very simple, but the pp's are so beautiful, that I thought it didn't need much more than this. So check out the swirlydoos site for more info about the kit (www.swirlydoos.com).
Thanks for looking!

zaterdag 16 januari 2010

Saela (2009)

This is one of our foals of last year, Saela.

This LO is inspired by both LaBonita and GabrielleP.

I'm all into pink this month... ??? And still trying to finish my old pp stash and scraps.
The pp's are mostly Basic grey. The heart with flowers was lifted from my sister. The metal strip was a present from her. The buterfly is from Michaels and the borderpunch is from Fiskars.

Thanks for taking a peek!

vrijdag 15 januari 2010


This is a photo of one of our beautiful Mangalarga Marchador (Brazilian gaited horse).
He is such a fine horse with great gaites and character.

The pp's are Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey.
For the handmade flower I used Wendy Vechi's stamps, and some TH distress ink (peeled paint), the flourish are made with the cricut (again with some TH distress ink, brushed corduroy), the borderpunch is from Martha Stewart. For the embossed pp I used the Cuttlebug embossing plate.
The heartstamp is from Prima.

Thanks for looking


My sister and me on our way to the Rodeo.

Still using my 'old' stash. There are things on the LO, which I didn't know I had them!! LOL
Thanks for looking!

woensdag 6 januari 2010

Kijntje 2009

This is a photo of our new puppy Kijntje.

The design is inspired by the talented Robinzberdz (Quality Time)
The pp's are from Michaels, the felt vines from Prima, the hearts I found on eBay (Simon Says Stamps), the ornament & mask are from Tim Holtz.
The flower I heat-embossed with versamark & heat embossingpowder (gold).

Thanks for looking!

dinsdag 5 januari 2010


Something masculine for a change.
This is a photo of my DH with his brother.
The pp's are from Cosmo Cricket, the embellies & stamps are from Tim Holtz.
Thanks for taking a peek!