Butterflies and doggies.

Butterflies and doggies.

butterflies and doggies

I have been writing blogposts for Hobby Alternatief every week on Friday. I decided to write short updates here instead of the full translated posts. This time I have 3 blogposts for you to read.

butterflies pop-up card



For week 14 the assignment was to make a pop-up card, luckily for me I had made a (test) basic version months ago, I just needed to dress it up and make it pretty. So I added some pretty DSP, butterflies and flowers on and in it.

reveal wheel with doggie card

Week 15 Sandie took over for me so I continue with week 16, which was a free choice for me. I finally could show the card I made with my reveal wheel dies. This card has the doggie

diy ticket die card

Week 17 was a fun one, I had to make something with shapes, and I had been on the look out for some “Ticket” dies but they where a bit expensive for my taste, so I took a good look at the dies that I did have and came up with an alternative.



I have lists of the materials I used for these butterflies and doggies posts at my hobby alternatief blog posts. They are written in dutch with more details in there for when you want to know more and all the measurements. To translate them to english or any other language you can use “Google Translate”

Feel free to leave a comment here, on my other blogs or on the posts of the other DT members. It is highly appreciated.

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Life got in the way

Life got in the way

life got in the way

It’s a been a while since I added new posts… sadly life and my health got in the way! I had just enough energy for my blogposts for Hobby Alternatief, but my blog posts here had to take a back seat …

Therefore, many apologies! I will try to ad all the missing posts from the past weeks here too, only a bit different then usually.
I will add the links to some of the missing blog posts in here, you can just click on the links in them and it will take you to the original post.

dahlia fold card

For week 11 I had to make a card with a Dahlia Fold. I had no idea how to make them so I had to look it up on you tube. 
Usually you use double sided paper for these, I choose to make mine with single sided paper.

paper easter basket

For Easter, week 12 we had to make something related to Easter, I made this little basket for chocolate eggs and a card of course.

box with flowers

Week 13 was a fun one, we all received a template to make a little box. Now I have made several boxes but never one like this. It was fun to make it but more fun to decorate it.



I have the list of the materials I used at my hobby alternatief blog posts, It is written in dutch with more details in there for when you want to know more and all the measurements. To translate it to english or any other language you can use “Google Translate”

Feel free to leave a comment here, on my other blog or on the posts of the other DT members. It is highly appreciated.

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Up-cycled frame

Up-cycled frame

Up-cycled frame - vmcdesigns.nl

This weeks assignment for Hobby Alternatief was to make an up-cycled frame, I couldn’t find one I liked at home so I went to look for an alternative. By change I saved a template a few weeks ago on how to make one from a sheet of card stock, I just needed to find and adjust it to how I wanted it.

Only difference was that I used an A4 sheet instead of a square one.
I scored the card stock on all 3 sides at 1cm, 2cm, 3cm and 4cm and then my memorie went blank, I didn’t remember how to go from there so I took the template to make all the cuts for my up-cycled frame.
To give a better explanation I will ad the template and the used materials here with my photo’s.

the template - Up-cycled frame - vmcdesigns.nlUp-cycled frame - vmcdesigns.nlUp-cycled frame - vmcdesigns.nlUsed materials Up-cycled frame - vmcdesigns.nlUp-cycled frame - vmcdesigns.nlUp-cycled frame - vmcdesigns.nl


I have added a video with full explanations on how to make an up-cycled frame at my HA Blog, It is written in dutch with more details in there for when you want to know more and all the measurements. To translate it to english or any other language you can use “Google Translate”

Feel free to leave a comment here, on my other blog or on the posts of the other DT members. It is highly appreciated.

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Wall decoration, or is it a card

Wall decoration, or is it a card

Wall decoration, or is it a card

…. who is to say, it can be used as wall decoration, window decoration or a card. I made both sides the same, but I could have left the back blank so you have some space to write the greeting on.

I have no idea how long it took me to make it, but most time went into gathering aal the dies I wanted to use, everything else was just cutting and pasting everything together.

For this week we received a sketch from Hobby Alternatief that we all used as starting point for our creations. I could have chosen to glue everything on a card but I thought it would be fun to make something different this time.

Below are the photo’s of my creation, the sketch and the materials I used to create my wall decoration.

the sketch we all usedused materials wall decorationthe top partthe middle partthe bottom part

I have a list of the materials I used at my HA Blog, It is written in dutch with more details in there for when you want to know more and all the measurements. To translate it to english or any other language you can use “Google Translate”

Feel free to leave a comment here, on my other blog or on the posts of the other DT members. It is highly appreciated.

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