Friday, 30 December 2011


Every now and then there is a kit that is so beautiful it is breathtaking. This kit by Dawn Inskip is so stunning filled with beautiful art and indian elements. I especially love the fact that she added a brushset with beautiful feathers.

My DD dressed as a native american for school

All with Dreamcatcher by Dawn Inskip @ Scrapbookgraphics

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Project 52 continuing

Ok, check out the photo of the diving polar bear DH made at the zoo. Awesome, right?

All with Autumn Joy by Mye de Leon

And children's books week was here. With some clothers shopping and swimming thrown in the mix.

All with Autumn Potpourri Blog Train

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Make Believe

My DD loves dressing up and here she is as Tinkerbell

All with Make Believe by Dawn Inskip @ Scrapbookgraphics

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Week 38 and 39

Now that I have finally finished my calendar, a present for my mother, I really need to catch up on my project 52. So here are week 38 and 39.

All with Merry Around by Kim B

I can really recommend a weekend in Madrid. I did this with my friends and it was so much fun!

All with My Dear Friend by Boutique Cute Dolls

Monday, 19 December 2011

Nearly New Year

I know, I know, it's not even Christmas yet. But the digi world is always ahead when it comes to kit themes, so here are the fireworks!

New Years Eve at my house is games night. Usually there are some new games under the Christmas tree that will keep us amused till midnight.

All with Best Wishes by Diana's Creations @ Scrapmatters

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Peace

I am in such a Christmas mood, I am in love with all christmas kits, including this one with a gingerbread man that is so cute!

My DD decorating our big christmas tree

All with Cosy Christmas by Eledhwen Designs @ Shabby Pickle Designs

 And then for the peace and quiet (and boy, do I need some peace and quiet in the evenings, who knew kids could be so wild?!)

My DD fast asleep against her dad

All with the Peace collection by Dawn Inskip @ Scrapbookgraphics

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

I love the month December. It has everything, lights, trees, glitter and sometimes even snow (Sadly not this year yet, but I live in hope!). It also gives me the opportunity to take lovely photos of my girls, this is DD2 decorating her tree. The whimsical yet concentrated look on her face as she adds snowflakes and birds to her tree. Sigh. Priceless!

Made with WeeFaerie's beautiful new kit 'Cold Hands, Warm Heart', with snowman, snowed in cottages and cute birds. She has even added beautiful wordarts to this kit.

All to be downloaded at WeeFaerie Ring Designs

And here is my page as quickpage

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If you would like any of the previous quickpages, just look under freebies. Have a lovely day!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas dinner and presents under the tree

 My dining table all set for christmas dinner

Papers from Festive Papers, elements from Festive Table and Noel,
all by Dawn Inskip
Christmas Presents under the tree

Papers from Festive Papers and Noel, elements from
The Night Before Christmas and Noel
all by Dawn Inskip

Saturday, 3 December 2011


I so hope we can skate soon again. My DH and DDs on the ice.

All with Winter Wonderland by Diana's Creations and Melancolie Designs

Friday, 2 December 2011

12 days of Christmas

The 12 days of gift giving, but then the modern, Barbie oriented, version

Elements from 12 Days of Christmas
Papers from Noel
Template from Captured
All by Dawn Inskip
@ Scrapbookgraphics

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Snow, snow, snow

Now last year we had snow around Sinterklaas, so why not this time? Why are we having temperatures that are too high (and why didn't we have that in the summer?) and rain, loads and loads of rain. My friend in the States has snow, I want it too. Especially now I have wintertyres for the first time in my life, LOL!

So to reminisce my DD last year on the day before Sinterklaas.

All with A Winters Tale by Dawn Inskip @Scrapbookgraphics

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Christmas and sunshine in my pocket

The CT pages this week are such a fun combination. Christmas and pockets!
I love the new Christmas kit Noel by Dawn, not only has it a cute reindeer, but I love the gingerbread house and the snowglobe. DD1 wanted that one on her page and I was happy to oblige

My DD in her Santa's hat

All with Noel by Dawn Inskip @ Scrapbookgraphics 
And my eldest in the same hat.
All with Noel by Dawn Inskip @ Scrapbookgraphics

And a pocket full of sunshine below. Now these pockets are so versatile, they make every page look a bit more special.

 My DDs in the spring sunshine, always nice to look at in the upcoming winter months

Paper and elements from Whiter than White papers, Plastic Pockets, On the Edge 1, Buttonmania, Beach Vacation, Repeated words wordart, splashes from Tiebreak, all by Erica Zwart @ MScraps

My DD dancing around in the living room, which she always does.

All with Typically You by Erica Zwart and Val C Designs, Plastic Pockets by Erica Zwart

Thanks for looking and have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Week 37

Yes, a drumset. We finally opened the box with Guitar Hero in it and the girls love to play the drums. Also sportsday at school and learning old things at the Archeon museum

All with Beautiful You by Kelley Mickus and Granny's Attic by Kitchy Digitals

Monday, 21 November 2011

week 36

And we're back to quiet weeks. Thankfully.

All with Perfect Pair by Nitwit collections

Friday, 18 November 2011

Week 34 and 35

Yes, playing catch up again. Now I am only, like eh, 10 weeks behind. Uhoh...

week 34: DD2 6th birthday. And did she get a load of presents!

All with So Sweet Birthday by ChrisScrap

And her birthday party in week 35.

All with Emilka's birthday by Golden Sun Designs

Winter and Christmas

You can really tell it's becoming winter. I had to dethaw my windows of my car for the first time this week and it reminded me of the winter last year. Now that was fun!

My DD last year on the sled, photo taken by me walking next to them

All with Winter Delight by Lara's Digi World

And where there is winter, there is Christmas!

My DD a few years ago, very happy with the presents undeneath the tree

All with Christmas Blues by Diana's Creations

And one just for fun:

My DD writing her own story

All with Express yourself by Eledhwen Designs

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Home makeover

The recipe for a loft conversion done on my house a couple of years ago and the perfect kit to scrap it with.

All with Home Makeover by Dawn Inskip

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Autumn Fairytale

My DD during the annual lantarn parade

All with Autumn Fairytale by Lara's Digi World

and Pickleberry Pop

Saturday, 12 November 2011

On castles, fruit and Christmas

This weeks new releases for me are a bit of a funny combination. There's 365 and wordarts that I funnily enough used the same theme for (castles), fruitmania and the first christmas page of this year. And just before Sinterklaas arrives as well!

My DD loves castles and museums and we often visit them together. Here we are in a castle in France doing the guided tour.

Paper from painted papers, wordart and brushes from Repeated Words and Scribbles, all by Erica Zwart
Elements from Autumn Potpourri collaboration kit

all at Mscraps

An impression of some of the castles I visited on holiday in France.

Template from Project 365 no 1 by Erica Zwart
Papers from Fancy Papers by Erica Zwart and Family Get Together collaboration kit,
Flowers from Beach Vacation by Erica Zwart and Autumn Potpourri collaboration kit

all at Mscraps 

My DD loves her fruit

All with Fruitmania by Diana's Creations at ShabbyPickle Designs

My DD opening her christmas stocking

All with Xmas Gaming by Lara's Digi World
guesting this month at ShabbyPickle Designs
and still at Pickleberry Pop

Friday, 4 November 2011

Tigger and Vicks the polar bear

 My DD on a rocking tigger

All with Beautiful Life by Diana's Creations
Template from Lets start Autumn by Diana's Creations


Meet Vicks the polar bear baby at the Rotterdam zoo.

All with Frozen by Dawn Inskip
for sale at Scrapbookgraphics

And it is DSD this weekend, there's sales going on at both Shabby Pickles and Scrapbookgraphics,
so do check it out!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Week 33

A quiet week in the runup to DD2's birthday

All with Everyday Life by Weeds & Wildflowers

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November Rain

How poetic, a kit called November Rain released on the first day of November, and it's raining....

Also the U for my alfabet book, Umbrella by the Baseballs

All with November Rain by Lara's Digi World,
guesting this month at Shabby Pickle Designs 

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Roses in my heart

My beautiful DDs in a wonderful surrounding of a rose garden in France.

All with Roses in my heart by Eledhwen Designs

Friday, 28 October 2011

My version of C&S

C&S in digiscrapbookland stands for Clean & Simple. Those beautiful pages with one gorgeous photo not taking up more than an eight of the page and a few strategically placed elements. I love to look at them and sigh, but I cannot make them. They make me so nervous as they always seem to be unfinished when I try that type. So I don't. I have my own type which is somewhere between Art and C&S, using masks and brushwork and preferably bright colors. For Erica Zwart Designz team I get the chance to perfect my skills using her essential buttons, wordart, ribbons and other goodies. These are a couple of examples:

An orchid in my garden

Painted papers no1, Scribbles, Buttonmania, Essential stitches no1, Broken Wordart no1
and mask from Tiebreak, all by Erica Zwart Designz

My DD in the dutch Sinterklaas tradition dressed up as Zwarte Piet
Papers and elements from Frames no1, Trendy Paper, Button Mania, Trendy Ribbons,
Splattered Months wordart and Soccer Fever, all by Erica Zwart Designs 

My DD and my DH

All with Fancy Papers no 1, Fabric Ribbons 1 and 2, Essentials 1 by
 Erica Zwart and About All is Love collaboration kit from Mscraps

My DDs and me

Paper and elements from Fabric Ribbons 2, Beach Vacation, On the Edge 2,
Divided Wordart 1 and Turn back the clock, all by Erica Zwart Designz

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Crows Jamboree

Since a couple of weeks we have a drumset for the WII. My youngest daughter loves music and she loves playing those drums. I love watching her face all scrunched up in concentration.

 So this is for her, she can play at a party of her bird friends: a Crows Jamboree. Also a beautiful new kit filled with autumn colors and festivity, And of course crows.

Made by WeeFaerie in a whimsical and funny mood after watching the crows outside.

You can download it at WeeFaerieRing Designs

And if you like the page I did, here is it as quickpage