Friday, February 21, 2020

Guest Designer for MTW February


Hello friends,

Wow, it's 2020 and I've been quiet for a little bit. 
Had a fantastic vacation over the Holiday season and was lucky to spent 3 weeks on a cruise ship. No doubt there will be layouts to follow about that.

During my trip I got a lovely message. I was asked to be the guest designer for More Than Words in February. I'm so honored.

This is the layout I made for it,





When I saw the mood board I knew immediately what I wanted to do. That does not always happen but this was perfect.
Last year I visited my home-town and took a lot of pictures at Ruine van Brederode. Already had done a couple of layouts with them, but had to do one more.
As I've mentioned before. This castle holds a special place in my heart. Had my wedding photos taken there almost 30 years ago.








Thank you all so much for the love and giving me the opportunity to share my work. 

Have a fabulous day!

Lydia

Saturday, December 14, 2019

MTW - Let's make today beautiful.

Hello friends,

How this year has flown by.
 December already and for many an absolute busy month. 

Still, I would like to share my layout for the December More Than Words Challenge.

Rejoice : to finding my love for scrap booking again. 
Even when you choose to not use a photo.
In this case. 
Reminding yourself to the things that matter is a great thing. 
I spent lots of time fuzz-cutting which I really seem to enjoy lately. :) 




I used the beautiful new Prima Marketing - Darcelle collection. 
Gorgeous colors.


The chipboard and Stencil is from Dusty Attic. 


The little words and badges are from Scrap accent,




As always, I'd like to thank you for taking a look.

Have a fantastic Holiday Season!

Lydia


Thursday, October 24, 2019

CE - Explore


Hello friends,

Today I'm sharing a layout I made for the Creative Embellishment October challenge.

The mood board is just great for an Autumn looking layout.

I'm still working on scrapping pictures from the trip to The Netherlands and just love this Ruin Brederode. Was deserving of another layout.



Some more close-ups!








Besides the beautiful Creative Embellishment chipboard I've used 7Dots Studios papers, Prima Marketing Flowers, Pastes, Waxes, Stencils and inks.

I want to thank you for stopping by my blogpost.
Very much aprreciated.

Have a great day!

Lydia


Thursday, October 10, 2019

MTW - Smile, Laugh, Fun

Hello friends!

When I saw this months MTW challenge I first thought I'd have to skip this month. 
In my layouts I like to use my own photos and did not think I would have one that would fit.

Then my daughter got our cat this costume for Halloween, a shark. Oh the fun and joy (for us). Tamari is not a big fan, but lets be honest he looks super cute. Right?!

So here he is, in his shark costume :)



My layout also fit really well with the Mixed Media Place challenge. 


Here are some close-ups.






The products I used for this layout:
Papers by Scraperia
Stancil & flowers by Prima Marketing
Chipboard by The Dusty Attic
Pastes by Bo Bunny
Inks by Prima Marketing and Lindys
Some other flowers by Petaloo and Little Birdie

I had a lot of fun making this layout. 

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. As always very much appreciated.

Have a great day!

Lydia & Tamari

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Scrapaccent - Always

Hello friends!

Sharing with you a tag I made for the Scrap-accent October challenge. 
Lots of earthy tones and a gorgeous Scrap-accent badge. 




A few close-ups.





Materials used:
Badge by Scrap Accent
Papers by 7 Dots Studios
Paste, Stencil, inks, Stones and Metal embellishment by Prima Marketing
Flowers by Prima Marketing and 49 and Market

Thank you for taking a look at my blog. As always I truly appreciate it.
Have a great day!

Lydia




Friday, October 4, 2019

Dusty Attic - Freeze Frame

Hello my friends!

I've just returned from a wonderful family visit in the Netherlands.

Besides the visits to family, I spent some time being a tourist and dropped by some beautiful sights. 
This ruin - Ruine van Brederode - always has a special place in our hearts. 
The history of this place is very interesting. Not only that, but both my parents as me and my husband had our wedding pictures taken there. The perfect backdrop for that special day.

The Dusty Attic October mood board was perfect to showcase this amazing place.







A couple of close-ups.






Besides lots of beautiful chipboard pieces and a stencil from Dusty Attic, I also used paper by 49 and Market, Embossing powders and sprays by Lindy's Gang, flowers and paste by Prima Marketing.

I hope you like my creation. 
Thank you so much for checking out my blog!

Have a great day!

Lydia




Monday, September 9, 2019

Happy Day - MTW September Challenge


Hello friends!

Sharing with you the layout I've made for this months More Than Word challenge.


So I'm a Dutch girl with Australian citizenship who lives in Houston Texas. Lucky for me all the flags are Red White and blue, so that was an easy choice for the color scheme. 
During my last trip to the Netherlands I visited the windmill in the village I grew up. All these years having a windmill just the around the corner from where I grew up and never visited. Now living the US of course I had to go to it and climbed to the top.
It was very interesting. The cut out is of that windmill and to this day they still use it to grind flour. 
Of course most of the Dutch population has at least 1 bicycle. :)







Paper and a lot of the other materials in this layout are all Prima Margeting. 
Some of the flowers are 

Thank you for visiting my blog. 
Truly appreciate it.

Have a great day!

Lydia