maandag 27 oktober 2008

My vacation and my own sketch,

Last week we went for a holiday to Egypt. The weather was very nice, it was sunny and the temperature was 30C, every day! Our hotel was great and there was a lovely reef in front of the hotel. We went snorkeling all day and that was very special.
We saw the most beautiful fishes and want to go back some time.

Because of my vacation I didn't manage to make this weeks sketch for 2sketches4you.
But I DID make my own cardsketch. I wanted to make a card in a different shape than usual and decided to make a round one.
This is my sketch and a few pictures of my card.

On the 2sketches4you blog you can find this weeks sketch, made by Kazan.
I think it's a very elegant sketch and hope to find some time this week, but I will be very busy making a present for a birthday later this week ;-)

I hope to see many lovely cards made after my sketch. Please let me know and be sure I visit your blog.

maandag 20 oktober 2008

Very difficult.

Last week I received two Pop Up Cards from De Nami Design and a sketch from Laura from 2sketches4you. Our challange was to combine them.
At first I was enthusiastic about the idea, but when I start working with it I couldn't find the inspiration I needed.

So, I'm not very pleased with the result but nonetheless I will show you some pictures. I think when you visit the 2sketches4you blog you'll find some very lovely cards, LOL. This challange was to big for me.

Next monday I'll be back with my own sketch and card. I already finished it and I'm quite pleased with the result.

maandag 13 oktober 2008

Kazan's sketch 11!

This is already Kazan's sketch 11. They say that time flies when you're having fun, and that really is the truth. I didn't hardly use sketches before I discovered 2sketches4you, but I can say I'm a true addict now.
My Design Team Membership is coming to an end at the end of this month and I'm gonna miss it. Fortunate 2sketches4you is not ending, so now I can try to be the first to post every week, LOL.

This sketch was a pleasure to work with. I've used a quote, printed on transparent, some Creative Café stuff and of course my sewing machine. I think I can't live without that thing.

By the way, did you see the DT call? Try it, it's fun to be part of this team.

maandag 6 oktober 2008

My new 2sketches4you card and World Card Making day 2008!

Finally I'm feeling better. The last two weeks weren't my best, but here I am again, the happy me! Let me start to say thank you for all your very nice comments on my "Officially Friends" post. I really loved reading them and you bet I'll cherish this new friendship.

And as you all know monday is 2sketches4you day. Time for a fantastic new sketch, made by Laura. This sketch was so easy to work with and I really enjoyed it.
I'm going to use this card as a birthdaycard and stupid me forgot to "change the age". And because I'm sure the "birthdaygirl" reads my blog, I just gave away a surprice. Oops.

This is Laura's sketch 10.

And here's my take on the sketch.

Last saturday, we celebrated "World Card Making Day". The whole 2s4y team made an extra card to celebrate that event. Both Laura and Kazan made a sketch and I played with Laura's sketch. I've used a piece of Hambly transparent, crocheted around it and used some KI lace and papers. You can see a lot of lovely cards on the 2s4y blog, so please take a look.

I hardly celebrated WCMD because I wasn't at home all day. I went shopping in Utrecht with my friend Anne and on our way home we bought some Indonesian food. We cooked some rice at home and had a lovely dinner.
After dinner, Anne wanted to scrap a card, her first one! We choose a not so complicated one and had a lot of fun, at least I had.
Of course I helped her a little bit, but she cut out all the flowers, choose the papers, used the Crop-a-Dile and placed the letterstickers. I'm sure the receiver will be highly surprised with this beautiful result.
Here's a photo of the result. Look how blissful Anne, the blonde one, looks.

I'm proud of you girl! Your first card made on WCMD.