vrijdag 25 mei 2012


Hello everyone,

From the very hot and sunny Netherlands I welcome my new followers and thank everyone for all the great compliments that I received for The Pirates of Magnolia. One message was even more fun than the other, but there was one that I really loved and that was make me laughing very much. Martina from Austria wrote to me that she really liked the wonderful card. However, there was actually one thing .... and that was a person, who was missing ..... ...Johnny Depp. I also totally agree with her, especially those fantastic black eyes, but sorry Edwin pirate is Swedish and has blue eyes. So pity. Thank you very much for your original message Martina. Also thanks to Simply Magnolia for my place in the Top 3.

This time I have again created something completely different than previous times. There were several challenges that combine well with each other and this is the result. I am quite happy myself, because it's exactly as I had invented it. Something that not always succeeds. But that's a problem we all know, isn't it.
Het Moeder Hobby Paleis  asked to make something for a birthday inspired of this photo by Karin.

I post my gift heart to:

Moeders Hobby Paleis, inspired by a photo Karin
MDUC: Make your own embellishments from scratch.
Simply Magnolia: Pearls and Lace Challenge

I have all the flowers handmade from old patterns, which I've ever designed as Pergamanoteacher. The flowers are all made from handmade paper from Nepal. The Pearl flowers I've made of nylon wire and pearls in different sizes and with D3 kit pasted. Delicious dirty work. The lace is all pleated by hand.

The butterflies are made with an unknown die and assembled with a stamen and paste pearls From various types of stamens I have made small bunches of flowers.

Used materials:

Paper: Magnolia sea of memories  (Rosegarden, Kitchen cloth red and green)
Stamps: Magnolia Summer Flower Tilda and text stamps
Doohickey: Magnolia strawberry leaf, unknown die butterflies
Flowers: handmade with handmade paper from Nepal
Pearls and lace, nylon wire from own stock
Coloured with Copics

This was my creation for this week. I hope you like my gift heart to and hear it of couse from you. Have a nice weekend and until next time.

With love from Holland,


vrijdag 11 mei 2012


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                                   21 MAY 2012                      29 MAY 2012

Hi everyone,

Today I can show you at last my new card. The Pirates of Magnolia. I love those stamps and when I saw all the lovely cards in the new Magnolia Ink, I wanted to make a card with those stamps myself and all the things of the sea.
It was really a lot of work, because I made every detail in 3D technic, but I am very happy with the result. I hope you like it to and it is very nice to hear from you.

I wish you all a nice weekend and until next time.

With love from Holland


Used materials:

Stamps Magnolia: Pirates, sun, ancor, bird, text lazy summer days
Doohikeys: cloud and flag
Paper:design seapaper and Magnolia paper from Bon voyage
Die: Martha Swarts
Embellisments: own stock
Coloured with copics
I post this card to:

MDUC: more than 1 fold
Magnolia Inspiration challenge: Bingo: Doohinkey, Magnolia patterned paper and no sqares or rectangles card
Just Magnolia: More than 1 stamp.  ( I used 16 stamps of Magnolia )
Magnolia Mania: Stepcard
Simply Magnolia: A card, but not a square card.

vrijdag 4 mei 2012


Hello everyone,

I haven't a  new card today, because I'm working on a new project. I called it Pirates of Magnolia. I love all things with pirates, the sea and so.

First I colour a lot of Tilda- and Edwin pirates and then I'm going to make something with them, but I don't tell you what. It must be a surprise.
My first Maggies are ready and I love them, so I like to show them to you.
I wish you all a nice weekend and untill next time.

With love from Holland,

donderdag 3 mei 2012


Hallo allemaal,

Vandaag even een kaartje tussendoor. Mijn buurjongen was vandaag jarig en werd 10 jaar. Hij is keeper bij de plaatselijke voetbalclub en helemaal gek van voetbal. Als cadeautje kun je natuurlijk het beste iets geven voor de wensenpot, dus dan moet er ook een leuke kaart bij om het geld een beetje leuk te verpakken.
Hij was er blij mee, vooral omdat deze keeper het outfit van zijn club aan heeft.

Ik ben reuze benieuwd wat jullie van mijn keepertje vinden.
Leuk dat je weer even langs kwam en tot de volgende keer.

Lieve groet van mij,