Saturday, November 19, 2011

Opendeurdagen Tiny's hobby

Last weekend Tiny's hobby in Kortrijk had their annual open-house days. This time they were celebrating their 35 years anniversary, that's a lot of experience in crafting! I was a lucky gal because I was able to show off the Lost & found 2 collections from My Mind's Eye, one of my most favourite lines. I met a lot of nice people on Friday and introduced some of those to the pleasures of scrapbooking, warning them it can become a serieus addiction. Below you will see some of the lay-outs I had prepared with this amazing collection. I did a few more and some cards on friday, but no pictures yet.

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

More lay-outs

Early July we had a pizzabox day at Tiny's hobby. Below I'm showing some of the lay-outs I made with the content of the box.The next pizzabox day is planned for January 21st. And on december 10th we have the album track day where I will learn you a page made with My Minds Eye stuff.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Finally the lay-outs from this summer

I must be the worst person in blogland, but hey...who cares...
Summer went by way too fast, ugly and wet...
Even the country where we normally have our annual sun-water-beach-meeting, Italy, was not as warm and sunny as previous years.
But on the pictures only happy faces!

I took some scrapstuff with and inspiration from Ali Edwards and a CK.
These are the lay-outs I made while the rest of the family was in dreamland ;-) during their afternoon nap.

Olivia in the zoo when she was almost 2.

A schoolpicture, always a little difficult to work with.

These two are a spread together. Pictures from that same trip to the zoo.

Brother & sister in Switserland.

Thanks for looking.
Coming back soon with more lay-outs to show.

Have a nice sunday!

Monday, August 22, 2011

New scrapevent in France

In february next year, a new scrapevent will be organised in Lille, France! That is good news because it is not far away from Ghent and I hope we will get a chance to meet a few of the famous french scrapdiva's like Kesia, Celine Navarro and Marie-Laure Bollinger.
Nevertheless, I saw that following artists have already announced a workshop at the event: Birgit Koopsen, Donna Downey, Irene Tan, Ingvild Bolme and Nathalie Kalbach. That sounds good too!

Have a nice monday!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Old boardschool in Namur

Last year in January, my brother and his wife came over from Slovakia for a short family holiday in the southern part of Belgium. We rented a house close to Namur, in the middle of nowhere with a beautiful view on the hills.
During one of our trips in the neighbourhood, we ended up in an old boardschool with a chapel and old building in the garden. That building had such a beautiful patina I took some pictures of it.
I used those pictures on the 2 lay-outs above.
Have a nice wednesday!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Some oldies

Pictures taken during a sunny afternoon at my parents in law with all the grandchildren in the pool.

Olivia loves all kinds of glasses, especially wearing them upside down. ;-)

These pictures were taken 2 years ago when Manu started playing in the swimming pool. Yesterday morning he got his 200m certificate!

Manu, 9 months old.

If you were thinking I was only busy with the renovation of our home, you are quite right. But now and then I did some scrapping too, just to relax.

Have a nice sunday!

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Wow, time has been flying fast, especially while we were busy with the renovation of our living room, the kitchen en the construction of an outbuilding in the garden.
Since many years, I had been dreaming of an oak built-in cabinet in the sitting area. My number one company on my list of favourites was Lefèvre Interiors from Wielsbeke. So, we contacted them last year in November and they understood from the start what we were aiming for. In february this year we received the first sketches and bit by bit, during long conversations with the very patient Jan, the project came alive. We also found a very good wooden floorer, Ardeco from Vichte, who installed a perfect hungarian point. The center of the cabinet is a fireplace from Cosyflame, installed by SFIRE.



The cabinet in the workshop at Lefèvre

D-day! This truck contains my dream-cabinet

Result after the first day. You can also see the wooden underfloor and the finished hungarian point in the dining area.

The cabinet, the wooden floor and the fireplace are installed.

The radiator coverings

After painting the walls with green limepaint. The art on the wall is made by my mother.

Once again, the cabinet.

I'm so happy with the result but also glad that finally peace and calm has returned in our home after months of noise, dust and having people in the house.
Thanks to all of you who made this happen!

Have a look at the website of Lefèvre interiors here and the lovely blog of Greet Lefèvre, who owns, together with her husband Jan, the company.
Website of Ardeco, where soon a company movie will be published that shows the installation of our floor.
Website of the installer of the fireplace, SFIRE
Website of the manufacturer of the fireplace Cosyflame, owned by Karl, a real magician when it comes down to create the illusion that the glas fronted gas fire is a real old-fashioned open fireplace.
This was our painter, mr. Opsomer.

Next time I'll show you the kitchen story.
Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Well, here I am again, the second post within one week and that after months of silence! I wanted to show you some stuff I have made these last months. I'm hooked to glimmermist and I have done some tags that I showed during a demo at Tiny's hobby in Kortrijk.

This first one is inspired by a technique that I saw on Heidi Swap's website, where I used a brayer to mix 3 colors of glimmermist. After that I stamped and embossed with black embossing powder. Stamps from Tim Holtz. I added a metal clock and grungeboard wings. The orange hart is covered with glossy accents to make it shiny.

Next one is the same technique but with soft tones and white embossing powder in combination with brown distress ink.

For this tag I used a design paper from my favourite collection from the House of 3 "Paris anthology". The birdcage is a die from Tim Holtz.The paper has a gray print and also a white shiny design that works as a resist when used with ink or glimmermist. This tag is covered with distress ink.

These christmas tags are based on the same paper line from the house of 3, but this time covered with glimmermist. The lightest one got one layer, the dark one a second layer.

This wallhanger is a piece of cardboard thatI first covered with gesso and then some sprits of glimmer mist and glimmer glaze.

On the last one, I started from a small canvas, covered it again with gesso and a lot of glimmer mist.

I hope you enjoyed the possibilities of glimmermist. There are many many more, the tattered Angels blog is now showing one week of projects where glimmer mist is used on metal. Amazing stuff!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Where have I been these last months?

Let's not talk about that....Sometimes life drives you to other priorities.
On the Scrapavanti blog, a few things are going on. Next to the weekly challenge for "4 seasons in my life" and the calendar there is also a monthly sketch. This month was my turn and I draw the following:

And this is the lay-out I made.

The lay-outs from the rest of the design team and how you can win a prize, you can see here.

Have a nice Valentine Day tomorrow.