Saturday, January 31, 2009
I had 2 small parties this week; a new year party from work which was quite nice, even though I didn't stay too long and yesterday evening I had a dinner at a chinese restaurant with some colleagues and some people who left the company years ago. Now and then we have a dinner together, about 2 times a year which is always very nice. Unfortunately 2 people had to cancell so we were only with 5 this time.
Anyway, these parties and lack of enery are the reason I have no card this week to show, to bad because the sketches over at 2S4Y are great as ever, but I plan to make some cards tomorrow. Still have one to make for a birthday which is next week.
It is getting colder again and it seems like the iceskates can be put on again. I went for a walk in the woods this afternoon (still some X Mas pounds to loose - let's say about 5!) and it was very cold. The weatherforecast says it might be snowing tomorrow. Of course it's a wonderful sight but I hope it won't happen.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
But, I contained myself and both only one item (earlier this week I bought a t-shirt and a warm sweater which was on sale for only 5 euro's!! and it looks like it will be getting colder again next week again.)
Friday, January 23, 2009
But better late than never, right?
I had fun playing again with this great sketch. On the photo it looks like a brown and pink combo, while in fact it's a purple and brown combo. I have very bad lighting at the moment, but will post a better photo tomorrow.
I used my new borderpunch! Yeah.
Supplies: White cardstock, bazzill basic purple and pink, Basic Grey Eva papers; scalloped sciccors, Fiskars lacy days of summer borderpunch, ribbon.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I just love the bright colors and the snow theme. These pictures were takeng during the first snow fall back in november last year.
Thankfully we had a period of real winter over a week ago and I took many photo's of the woods covered in snow and ice on the rivers. (Have to sort it out and print some of those) The snow is now completely gone and it's been raining already for some days. It's hard to believe we had such a wonderful winterworld when you look outside now. Monday last, was the last day with snow and ice skating. The winterperiode took about 2 to 3 weeks, which is quite long. But it's still winter, and who knows what is still to come.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Supplies: white cardstock; October Afternoon papers Good Cheer; Make Me snowflake punch, Bazzill Basic Red & Green; pen; Fiskars threading water punch; scissors.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Supplies: Basic Grey Bittersweet papers; Bazzill basics pink; American Craft pink thickers; ribbo'; white gelpen; hero arts stamp; pink chalk; hotfix with crystals; bazzill basic swirl shape; Artemio flowers; flower brads; borderpunch.
I just bought some Bittersweet papers and they would be perfect for this layout - the colors perfectly matching his pink T-shirt and I got the chance to win the complete series of this papers! (that would be great since I am on budget I only bought 4 papers to use for some layouts and cards)
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The sketch to work with was great - as always and I decided to use fun & bright colors to give a sunny mood (while it's so cold and freezing over here)
Here's my version of the sketch.
Supplies: white cardstock; green and pink bazzill, K&company Berry papers pad, pin, ribbon, ink, thickers and hot fix stones (just luv those to add some bling bling)
I plan to make the bonus sketch as well but that will have to wait until later this evening.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
And one of my personal favorites - even when it's not frosty:
Yesterday I also managed to finish the first layout of 2009!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Yesterday I went to the woods to photograph. I am not too pleased with how the photo's turned out. The light was rather bad, a bit dark so it was difficult to get shots with out the blur of the camera shake. But I sorted out the best ones as below. They give a nice impression of the winter and the current cold.During the night it was minus 8 degrees and during the day it was around zero degrees.
My fingers were stiff and I could hardly use them to press the shutter. (just one of the excuses I used to talk my bad photo's good :) )
Today started with a lot of fog and the roads are slippery so I'm not sure if I will be going to the city to shop (it's sale time :) ) as I planned to.