Saturday, 31 July 2010

Lavender Summer

I love lavender, it just screams summer at me.
And it makes for beautiful framing of DD sniffing the roses.

And another one of DD looking very cute.

All with Lavender Summer by BlackCat Designs
new at Digiscrap Mania Shop

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

All done

As often said on this blog, I love participating in challenges. This month is no exception, even though time was short due to being away the first two weeks. These are the entries for the four After5 challenges.

I love to bike, for sport and as a means of transportation. My kids love their bikes as well, and a few weeks ago my youngest managed her first trip without the little trainer wheels at the side.

For July's Straigh Up challenge

Paper and elements from Freewheeling, except the frame, from Dinosaurdaze, all by Kristin Aagard


My DD being very proud of her first effort at ministeck

For the With a Twist challenge.

Paper and elements from Sunshine of my life by Jazzmin Designs
Alpha by FruitLoop Sally
Hearts from We are family by Jazzmin Designs




For this months on the house challenge, my beautiful DD


Poem by Leslie F Griffiths
Colorful daydream freebie by Jazzmin Designs
Mask from Wish upon a star by Natasha NaSt


My DDs in a basketswing.

For the Flavor of the Month challenge for July.

Paper and elements from Spring Retreat and Pele Mele Carnival by Catherine Designs


After 5 also has a photocontest for their summer block party. There were five categories and these were my entries.

For black & white a sailing ship on the sea at Port Navarro

For the category landscape the lighthouse Brandaris on Terschelling:

For the category shoes or feet, DD1 crocs.

For the category angle it differently our little kitten.



For the category Portrait DD2 asleep in the car.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back with more pages for yes, more challenges!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Sugar and spice

As promised a second page from WeeFaerie's Sugar Coated kit.


My DD eating to her hearts content on ice cream, again!

This is the complete kit:



You can dowload the kit here

And for you my page as quickpage:


You can dowload it here

Enjoy and till next time

Blog award from WeeFaerie


I got a blog award, me, my little blog. Amazing! I am very honored to have received, so thank you Debi! Debi is off course the designer of WeeFaerie Ring Designs, those wonderful kits I use to make the quickpages. And she does project 365 and those photo's are amazing: 365 WeeFaerie Days

Now, I almost missed receiving the blog as I am lousy at checking my comments. Maybe that's my lesson for today, pay more attention to details, in this case that little grey sentence at the bottom of the post that tells me how many comments there are...

And in honor of receiving this, I have to tell you all 7 things most people don't know. So here goes:

1. I am afraid of earwigs. I can do spiders, bugs and other creepy crawlies, but I loath those small brown insects. And why, well, because of their name. I always see them crawling in and out of my ear and that gives me the shivers. Even looking at a pic just now as I had to look up the english translation gives me goosebumps, and not in a good way!

2. I always say in restaurants that I am allergic to liver, but I am not really. I just absolutely hate the stuff and it does make me physically sick, but not in a puffed up rash kind of way. I would never order it, but it is also often used a garnish whereby the taste mingles with the food. So by telling that I am allergic, I make sure they don't use it. Is that bad?

3. I can actually do the housework I do in about half the time I always say I need. As I work nearly fulltime and have a family, I don't get much me-time. By giving the impression I spend the rest of the time doing housework, my family leaves me alone and I get to do something for myself, like scrap or read.

4. The use of my hands is not what it used to be. I used to be quite good at fiddly stuff like needlepoint and calligraphy and drawing. But ever since an inflammation in my shoulderblades I can't seem to manage and my muscles seize up. I don't have that problem when using a mouse or tablet, that's why digiscrapping is such a lifesaver.

5. I can read latin. I did my dutch exams in four languages, dutch, english, french and latin. I had to skip one year of latin due to timetable issues (they couldn't fit that class in in my timetable), but I missed it so much I caught up with the class during my summer schoolholiday and proceeded to pass my exam. With flying colours I might add...

6. I am addicted to sudoku puzzels. I even have it installed on my phone and if I ever have to wait for meetings or if I get bored, I play a bit.

7. My dream and top of my bucketlist is to swim in all the seven seas. As the definition of the seven seas change in time my list is from the age of discovery: the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. I can cross off the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Mediterranean and I can see an issue with the Arctic (like how to stop freezing...) but I'll figure something out. Until then the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico are next on the list, just not anytime soon. But that's what a dream is for, isn't it? To stick around until done or it is the end.

And now to pass it on:
I would like to pass it on to two blogs I read for two very different reasons. One is for a lady, Veronique, I met through the internet based on the fact we were both expecting children in april 2003. Her blog keeps me up to date on the goings on on her family: All about us
The other blog is one I love for a very different reason, her templates are the backbone of my project 52: My crazy life as mom and wife. Visit her and you will be amazed!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Just some random pages I did

Often I do a page for a challenge and I really like the outcome. Every now and then I do a page and think, well, this one I am going to enter and forget.

Here are some page I really really like for challenges I did in june.



My DDs, one holding the brush, one in the photo.

All with Life Art Love by Karina Designs



For my DD who lights up my life

All with the Gherkin goodies of June from Kasia Designs



My DD looks adorable, but she hates the cold.

Paper and elements from Winterfairytale by Natasha NaSt Designs
Wordart (recolored) by Vera Lim Designs




My DD playing at the beach last saturday

All with taste of summer by Damayanti Studio


My DD in her tutu at her first ballet recital.

For the Shabby Inspiration challenge of June

All with Oh my love by MDesigns Creations

Monday, 19 July 2010

Sugar Coated

For that sweet tooth, WeeFaerie has a new kit: filled with ice cream and jelly beans and cherry houses, it is garantueed to make you smile. And perfect for all those summer pics, when, let's face it, we eat loads and loads of icecream!


My DD eating to her hearts content (chocolate ice cream!)

This is the complete kit:



You can dowload the kit here

And for you my page as quickpage:

You can dowload it here

Enjoy and maybe I'll be back in a few days with another page. Till next time