donderdag 21 november 2013

SOUS Julia

I love to use old stuf, even pulled out some rubbons. And leaves that I pulled of an old layout (I simply trow away layout's that I don't like anymore, but take of the pictures, and some embellishments).
This beautiful sketch is on SOUS.
Leah comes up with the most lovely things, that give me inspiration, not frustration ;)

The background started to crumble up with the ink and water for the 'drippings'. So a bit difficult to make a nice 'flat' picture.
But, love it anyway ....

Have a lovely weekend.

donderdag 7 november 2013

SOUS China girls

As they say: no mistakes in scrapbooking, but stil regret the mask with red ink on the beautiful paper on the background.
This picture of two sweet girls on a really stinking market in X'ian stil moves me, the sparkle in their eyes. The driver played Bowies 'China girls' in the bus, a few houres later, so funny...

Because of some serious cashflow problems, I'm using up al 'old' supplies, and stuff I forgot about. That's nice. Looking forward though to some serious shopping in my scrapstore, end of month hahaha.

Love Leah's sketch!
Check out the layout's of the rest of the girls on Stuck on us sketches!

Have a good weekend!

zaterdag 26 oktober 2013


She stil is the sweetest thing on earth ... with that angelic face and her soft fur. (I tend to forget the mess she makes of my scrapstuf and the things she ruins with her sharp nails hahaha).

On SOUS this beautifull sketch:

I've used leftovers from Kaisercraft and off course some string ;)

zondag 13 oktober 2013

Card's ... simple stamps

Made two cardssketch from simple stamps...

Used some Prima 6x6 scraps and a pearl pen....

vrijdag 11 oktober 2013

SOUS Cuddle

Love the way this sketch ....

Bij Nanne on SOUS, turned into this Layout...

I've used al kinds of scraps and lots of masks/sprays on it.
Have fun this weekend ;)

dinsdag 8 oktober 2013

DT Call Stuck on us sketches

Just enter if you want to take a chance, SOUS is a super challenge blog and a wonderfull team to be part of ;)

zondag 6 oktober 2013

Sketchabillities: when journeys meet

Made a China layout with this great Sketchabilleties sketch:
In the photo an old Chinese lady in a small village, like she is at the end of her journey.
This was also to me a special journey, a trip I'll never forget.

Maybe I have taken the sketch to litteraly, but I sort of like the way it turned out.
The paper is Prima and some inkin and stampin, also with a very old, almost worn down stamp.

donderdag 26 september 2013

My favo layout

This is my favo layout ever ... love that sketch and the sweet pic of my son at 3.6 ...

Thank you SOUS for the most wonderful sketches....

zondag 22 september 2013

Lucky dog

On Once upon a sketch, this is the sketch:

I've use Pinkpaisley paper, did soms spraying, stemping, stitching etc. Love the pictures of a sweet friend and her cool dog 'Kees'.

donderdag 12 september 2013

SOUS: Growing Up

This is this week's sketch! On the wonderful blog of Stuck on us sketches.

I've made a layout with lot's of ink, paint and colored Liquitex (just ad a little ink).

Love those funny pictures with my sisters/brother and me with those little tails ... In '65 we have about 20 familypictures (like most people I think) ... that makes it extra special ...

zaterdag 7 september 2013

Another card: Love

On cardabilities (sorry new to me, but fine !) this sketch:

zondag 1 september 2013

donderdag 29 augustus 2013

Sous: Alley Cat

On Stuck on us Sketches, this is the beautiful sketch...

I've made a layout with some cat-pictures from China ... they looked so sad.
The paper is from an old line of Sassafras and some left-over paper.
Hope you like it, and have a super-duper weekend ;)

donderdag 15 augustus 2013

Sous: star

My sis and her cat are a fenomenal couple ...

It's Leah sketch and I've enjoyed making tags and lots of detail.
Have a super weekend, tanks for visiting ;)

vrijdag 2 augustus 2013

SOUS: hot day

Made this nice layout with the sketch bij Leah.
On SOUS there is so much more inspiration to find ;)
Have a great and sunny weekend (in Amsterdam it's about 30C).

vrijdag 19 juli 2013

Sous sketches, special moments

Sometimes it's so difficult to put a tittle to a layout. In this picture I see my mum and my son. They have a special relation: love, admiration, memories, interests they fit together so well.Two years ago my dad died and we wanted to go further, pick up where life stopped.So we went to a great museum in Den Haag Holland, a enjoyed all the expositions, from doll houses, to modern clothes, Mondriaan, design and interior, and some good modern art.
But, we all where aware of the fact that my dad was missing (although ... he didn't like art like we do).
So it was a good day and a bad day... Never to be forgotten. This picture is on my mum's (81) laptop for almost 2 years ... So ... well special moments is not a very good title, but wat is...

The sketch is lovely:

It's lovely to see what Connie Hall, our GDT has don with the sketch ...

donderdag 4 juli 2013

Sous: something you never smelled before

In China, in a backstreet of Xian, we saw this bicycle filled with binbags. The colours in the street where lovely, gray, pink, red spots, sort of distressed walls. A beautifull 'streetlife' picture. But soon enough we became aware of the terrible smell that came from the bags. Rotten meat, mixed with human excrements, urine, you think it, it was in the smell. And what happened to the owner, the bike was standing there, alle allone, for more then 10 minuts. Had he walked off, becuse this smell was to much for him ?

I've used the sketch by Nanné on SOUS.

I've use Prima paper and flowers.

donderdag 20 juni 2013

SOUS Hello Beautiful

On the one sunny day in april we took a nice walk in the lovely Twiske near Amsterdam.

Love the sketch @ SOUS Go play with us!

Sometimes the picture is a bit full and you tone it down in the layout, but now I've turned that.
A tranquille picture and lot's to see on the layout. Yellow and purple (and a bit of blue) really work out together....

Don't know for sure but think the paper is MME, the sweetest thing...

Good and long weekend to all ;)

donderdag 6 juni 2013


This is the new sketch challenge on SOUS.

It took me some time to make it; I've used photo's of Iris with her many funny faces. Used scraps of paper from a different layout and made a background with stencils, modeling paste and a bit of 'dripping'.
The butterflys are actualy flying ;)

Hope you have a super weekend!!!

vrijdag 31 mei 2013


Op 't leuke Nederlandse (dutchdares ;) blog een challenge om iets te doen met 'jong'. Ik was net bezig met een lo met wat restjes en troepjes en een kleine foto ... van mijn toen nog zeer jonge broer.

Niet helemaal geslaagd maar toch wel een leuke lo geworden.

donderdag 23 mei 2013

Sous: Sturdy girl

On that one day with a bit of sunshine in the beginning of May I took a walk in an area with Highlander cows. This big girl was very close and looking at me intensly, I loved it!

The paper is 'Authentic' . The is sketch is by Leah, from Stuck on us sketches ....

Done some stitching, inkt, background with medium gel, lots of flowers en little buttons...

maandag 20 mei 2013

Workshop in Sprang Capelle

Vorige week een workshop van Anna 'Finnabair'Dabrowska gedaan bij de Scrapheap. Duur, 60 euro, maar goed het leek me leuk.
Was het leuk, hmmm, het was OKE-achtig. Het is makkelijk om heel veel spullen op een layout te plakken, daar moest ik steeds aan denken. Als designer voor Prima is je stack onuitputtelijk, maar als gewone scrapper is dat natuurlijk een uitdaging ... ik doe dat normaal niet, vind het leuker om met allerlei gewone spulletjes (papier, bloemen en kant) een layout te maken. Het sunrise papier van Prima is ook niet mijn favoriet, veel te hard van kleur... En dat je thee kunt gebruiken voor een beetje splatter&gore wisten we al.
Wat was wel leuk: Anna is echt wel OK en niet over the top, ze gaf leuke tips mbt opbouw van een pagina en beeldaspecten.

Ik vond de layout veel te donker en te somber (door er op het laatst nog zwarte verfspray bij kwam), en heb 'm met crackle paint nog een beetje lichter gemaakt. Al met al een leuke middag, en ook leuk om de winkel in Sprang Capelle een keer te zien. Maar, het was de reis vanuit Amsterdam en het geld voor de workshop eigenlijk niet waard ....

donderdag 9 mei 2013

SOUS Chinese family

I really love Stuck on us sketches: constant new challenges and beautiful work as inspiration. This sketch was difficult to me, I'm not very good with dioganal lines .... I always try to make everyting straight ;)

But I gave it a shot anyway...

In Xian, China, -the town known for the unbelievable Terra Cotta army- we made a nice excursion to the City wall. It's wide and you can cycle around it. I took a walk. Met up with this fun chinese family dressed in colourfull raincoats. It's special to meet a family like this in China, with the 1-child policy al those years. Everywhere you see families with only one kid -mostly terribly spoiled -

The paper is Pink Paislee, used a Unity stamp and dylusions ink spray.


The new blog Scrap around the world, provides a beautiful moodboard and a super sketch:

Made a layout about my favo city in the world Marrakech, where the mix old-new is unbelievable.

Have used lots of scraps (Prima H Swap), stamp, masks and some liquid pearls.

After putting it up for SATW i've made some changes in the layout (title&tag) ...
Looks a little better now.