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Pink blossoms and butterflies

Pink blossoms and butterflies

pink blossoms and butterflies     This time no Christmas card from me, this time I made a card with pink blossoms and butterflies to give as a pick-me-up or to cheer somebody up card. At the time of writing this post it’s cold and grey outside the perfect weather to do some writting. The technique for this week at Hobby Alternatief was to make something using paper weaving, mine ended up as a trellis with flowers in front of it. Fairly…

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A silver green Christmas

A silver green Christmas

A silver green Christmas By now you all know that with the DT Team from Hobby Alternatief we get a sketch every month to work from, this time we had one as well. This time I have chosen to make a silver green Christmas card.   I’m still sorry for my short blogposts from the past weeks, I still have to be careful using my left hand and writing two blogposts is to much for my hand at the moment. I…

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An unusual Christmas card

An unusual Christmas card

  An unusual Christmas card     A few weeks ago I made an unusual Christmas card, I made some “pressed” paper, just to try it out some time. Not the way it was made years ago but in a surprisingly easy way. I like the pressed paper and the pattern in it so much that I turned it into a Christmas card. One of the DT members liked my card so much and asked me to write a blogpost…

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From vintage tablecloth to …….

From vintage tablecloth to …….

from vintage tablecloth to …….     Years ago I had a vintage tablecloth, that had seen better days and was beyond repairs. I had cut it into pieces to keep the little Dutch landscape images it had, with the intention to use them in a project some day. Well that day finally arrived, almost 20 years later.  🙂 1 of those images, they where all in Delfts Blauw (blue), had a little windmill on it. It couldn’t get more…

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Recycled fall card

Recycled fall card

  Recycled fall   Is there anything more beautiful then the colours of the leaves before they fall. I made this card with Autumn in my mind, I used several recycled materials in it. Some you normally wouldn’t use. It took a long time for the glue that I used to dry but I’m happy with the end result. I went into our garden to look for little useful items and found a little twig that was suitable. At that…

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Review: Love 2 Craft cut and emboss machine

Review: Love 2 Craft cut and emboss machine

Review: Love 2 Craft cut and embossing machine   For this Saturday I had written a review for a dutch blog about a cut and emboss machine that I had bought at The Action, which is a cheaper store in my country and in a few other European countries. Sadly I made a nasty fall last Friday so I can’t rewrite my post here in English for you. But I wanted to let you guys know that this post is…

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DIY Stamps

DIY Stamps

  DIY stamps   There is nothing more fun then trying out things, especially when they turn out right. This was the case with these DIY stamps that I made for this weeks assignment of Hobby Alternatief I have always wanted to try to stamp with painters tape and now was the perfect time to actually give it a go. I used my acrylic blocks to wrap the painters tape around, making sure that the tape wouldn’t overlap itself. While wrapping…

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Design challenge: Unusual shapes

Design challenge: Unusual shapes

Design challenge: Unusual shapes     This week we received a sketch at Hobby Alternatief with, at least for me, unusual shapes, I don’t know if my college team members made cards like these before, but I haven’t. For this card, a real challenge for me, I had to sit down for some time and move the dies that I could use several times over the paper to get the best result. I had to do a lot of calculating…

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Christmas card in 3 colours

Christmas card in 3 colours

Christmas card in 3 colours     A while ago Willie and Anita form Hobby Alternatief asked us to choose 2 colours with my base colour being white. It was a nice surprise, we “had” to make a christmas card with only 3 colours. The usual christmas colours where already spoken for so I choose white, as base colour of course and then grey and red. I used a ready made white base card from 15 by 15 cm and used…

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Sketch: world animal day.

Sketch: world animal day.

Sketch: world animal day     We received a sketch again at Hobby Alternatief but this time it had a catch. We had to make a card with the world animal day for next month the 4th in mind. Lucky me that I had bought tons of animal stamps and dies in the past 2 year. For this card I decided to use one of my cat themed stamps. I choose to use a 13cm by 13cm beige base card and…

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