30 Oct

My first Christmas card this year

I'm a bit late to start with Christmas cards, but I don't need a lot of them (most of our cards are printed). While making this card I also discovered that I don't have anything with a Christmas message on it. So I wrote down my own ;). The penguins could be used for general winter cards but I liked to use them for Christmas.

I used a lot of patterned papers, a little piece of ribbon and some pearl drops for this card.



29 Oct

Bolt Fabric - MATS

I'm doing another MATS course these weeks. In march I did part B and now I'm doing part A. It's a bit of a strange order to do it that way, but when I started I thought that the markets that are covered in Part B would interest me more than the ones in Part A. But after doing Part B I was so excited I just couldn't skip Part A anymore. And to be honest, if money wasn't an issue I would do them both every year. Over and over again ;). There's a lot of interesting information and some amazing assignments in these classes.

Last week we had our first subject 'Bolt Fabric' and our first assignment to create a root vegetable pattern. I made some pictures from my work in progress and I would like to share them with you. Normally I don't do a lot of coloring in my sketches but since I didn't have a computer at hand until the end of the week I started doing some watercolors. I liked how they turned out but I didn't use them in my final assigment.




And the final result:


Another week has already started so I'm busy making new designs. I have to say that this week is a bit harder for me than last week. And I really thought this assignment would be easier ;). It's more decorative and I thought I would be better at that. I had never tried to draw vegetables before but I liked it. Now I have to turn over to a more symmetric design and I'm having a hard time to get it right. But... I still have a couple of days to see how I'm going to fix it. More on that part next week ;).

20 Oct

Happy 'winter' birthday

I liked the sketch I used for my last card so this one is almost the same but I turned it around for 90 degrees. All the papers are from the Tilly Daydream collection and I used a pen to draw on the 'stitches'. A great birthday card for the colder days :).



16 Oct

Everything in His timing

I'm a little bit impatient sometimes so this message is a great reminder for me. I can spent hours of time on crafting and journaling but for other things, especially the big 'life questions' like 'what about work? Or relationships? What is Gods plan with my life?' I can get really impatient. I want to know what I need to do, and especially when. But there are days that you simply don't know what to do. And than you'll have to wait. And that can be hard. But then this verse reminds me that God hàs a plan and that He will provide and that He will make the way. Even when I don't see what's going to happen. He's already there and He knows what's best. So I'll just have to wait, on His time ;).

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, for He careth for you.
1 Peter 5:6-721st Century King James Version (KJ21)

For this page I used distress inks and derwent pencils and I made my own triangle stencil with my Silhouette cutting machine.


P.s. Blitsy has a great ZIG calligraphy and ZIG writers sale. I've never used these type of pens but I'm going to try them on my bible journaling soon :). The first are on his way. They say they won't bleed so I'm curious to see what happens. (I do have a Wink of Stella marker from ZIG and that one works great!)

15 Oct

Fall time!

In Dutch there's a song for little kids that says: Fall, Fall, what do you got in store? A pile with hundred thousands of leaves.

Everytime I see this card I have to think about that song. And of playing with the leaves ;). Now that the leaves are falling again I wanted to make some fall cards. The image that I used is one that I had laying around for a long time. But I never came to making a card with it. But now I've got the 'fall-feeling' there might be coming more or these cards.



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