If you go out in the woods today

31 October 2011

Well, yesterday, you would have seen these funny bears! Couldn't help listening to that song again.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the My Scrapbook Nook BLOG HOP!

Christmas card with video

28 October 2011

Hi there. Yep you read it: A Christmas card. I'm really getting into the Christmas Spirit. You can never have enough Christmas cards. I even made a little video for you so you can hear my oh so bad South African accent. When listening to myself I realize it's still there. Thought I had brushed it up. Hope it gives you some ideas. 
Une petite carte de noël et oui déjà! Et il y a un video avec. Désolée mais c'est en anglais.

Products: Glimmer Mists from Tattered Angels, Patterned Papers and stamps from the American Crafts Holly Day collection.


27 October 2011

It has been exactly one year that I have been working with Kimberly's kits from Hip2Bsquarescrapbooking. I have decided to step down from the DT. So many things have changed and I have been given so many new opportunities. This was my first  DT spot ever and it has enabled me to grow as a scrapbooker. I felt it was time to move on. I will miss working with these FABULOUS kits and I have been so lucky to get to know new people who inspire me every day. Kimberly, THANK YOU and I wish you all the best with Hip2Bsquare. So what better way to say goodbye than showing my layouts and cards made with the August kit! 
Il y a un an j'ai commencé l'aventure Hip2Bsquare. J'ai pris énormément de plaisir à scrapper ces kits mais j'ai décidé d'arrêter cette aventure pour me consacrer à d'autre projets. Voici mes dernières réas en utilisant le kit de août.

And if you are ready for some fun look at this: 
Yep, next week we're hosting a bloghop. Do you want to:
  • learn more about new and old DTers
  • see some never-before-seen creations
  • get tons of inspiration
  • win some prizes
  • win some more prizes
  • participate in a fun challenge
  • have fun
Well, stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!

Crop des Pois rayés

26 October 2011

Last Sunday I had a great time at a crop. The girls had three projects. A mini book with Stef and another with me and we also played a game wxith Paloma. The end result: a layout. I still have to make Stef's mini book but I can show you the layout I made and the mini book I had created for the occasion. The participants got to use embossing folders and a scoring board and I think they really enjoyed themselves. 
Dimanche à la crop des pois rayés j'ai proposé un mini embossage à froid. J'espère que les filles ont pris du plaisir à le faire.Et puis je vous montre ma page faite lors du jeu avec Paloma.

Been busy!!

24 October 2011

What a weekend. I was up until midnight on Saturday prepping for my class which I taught on Sunday. I'm really chuffed because the girls really liked it. I even managed to make a layout thanks to Paloma who had prepared a smashing scrapping game. I'll show pictures of my mini book and layout later this week. So what have I got to show? Well, a wintery page using lots of American Crafts goodies but in tiny amounts. I made it for a magazine call but haven't heard back yet. If they do pick it, I'll just take it off my blog!
Quel weekend. Samedi jour de préparation pour la crop et dimanche la Crop des pois rayes. Un grand merci aux filles pour leur enthousiasme, à Isa et Sandrine pour l'accueil et un petit coucou à Steph (j'adore ton projet, je le garde pour le congé de la Toussaint) et à Paloma (troooooop chouette ton jeu!!!!!) Plus tard dans la semaine je vous montrerai mon projets et la page faite lors du je de Paloma! Maintenant juste une petite page faite tout en American Crafts. Une page hivernale qui me plaît beaucoup. 
Products: Hello Dolly Paper (35558) - Amy Tangerine, Get around Paper (35561) - Amy Tangerine, Sunny day Paper (35608) - Daydreams, Medium Jewel Brads (85565) - Garden Café.  (Stamps from: Kési'art).

A winner and lots to show

22 October 2011

These last two weeks have been extremely busy. School reports to be written and loads of projects to make. Did find some time for some projects.  First (insert drum roll) the winner to the class pass for Pretty Paper Party:
Deux semaines plus que hectiques mais j'ai pleines de choses à partager. D'abord le gagant du class pass:

 Congrats gems. Email me at lilith-at-eeckels-dot-net for your pass!

Then I did find a bit of time to scrap with my nook kit. I made a layout and a card. Love that the kit is so versatile. I wanted to scrap a picture of Robin in the snow. The colours of the kit were a perfect match.
J'ai trouvé un peu de temps pour encore faire une page et carte avec le kit du scrapbooknookj. Celles qui veulent un kit de qualité avec les nouveautés, pensez au Scrapbooknook!!!!

 Speaking about the Nook. Here's what will be in the November Kit:
Et regardez ceux qu'il y aura dans le kit de novembre:

And last but not least a card and layout made with the August kit from Hip2Bsquare. This will be my last DT kit with them. I have loved each and every kit and this year has been a fabulous experience. I wish Kimberly all the best on her new venture.
Et pour terminer une carte et page faites avec le kit d'août de Hip2Bsquare. C'était mon dernier kit en étant membre du DT. 

Products: Come Together Paper (35547)-Amy Tangerine, Work in Progress Paper (35546) - Amy Tangerine, Dreaming Stickers (42217) - Amy Tangerine, Biscotti Paper Flowers (72018) - Garden Café. Buttons from my stash.

Pretty Paper Party

17 October 2011

Would you like to party????? Have some scrappy fun. Well I have a little giveaway for you! 

There are online classes for everything these days, and Shimelle has been teaching online scrapbooking classes for years - but she's decided it's time to kick it up a bit and go from online class to a four-week online party, and you're invited.  Pretty Paper Party (http://www.shimelle.com/paper/1258/pretty-paper-party-a-new-online-scrapbooking-class/) is the party to attend if you have a collection of paper stacked up for a rainy day, if you have more scraps of paper than you know what to do with (but you know you don't want to throw them away!) and if you've ever put a piece of paper back in your stash because it was just too special for the photos at hand.  Through printable prompts and tutorial videos, Shimelle and dozens of special party guests will share beautiful and innovative techniques you can achieve with the paper you have already collected.

And guess what, I am one of those special guests. Later on this week I'll show you a sneak peek!!!!

And to top it all I have a CLASS PASS to giveaway. Full access to the party and fun. Class started this Monday, but no worries. You can join at any time. What to do??? Just leave a comment here by Friday midnight CEST. I'll randomly pick a winner on Saturday. 

Et alors les filles envie d'une petite fête: Pretty Paper Party (http://www.shimelle.com/paper/1258/pretty-paper-party-a-new-online-scrapbooking-class/) . Shimelle a crée un cours en ligne pour utiliser tout ce petits morceaux de papier qui vous reste. Des petits challenges et tuyeaux tous les jours. La fête a déjà commencé mais pas de panique. Vous pouvez vous joindre à n'importe quel moment. (Maîtrise minimale de l'anglais nécéssaire!). Shimelle et une douzaines d'invitées (DONT MOI!!!!!) vous ont préparé de quoi scrapper pour un petit moment. ça vous intéresse??? Vous avez de la chance car j'ai un CLASS PASS à donner. Laisser un petit com avant vendredi minuit et samedi je tirais au sort une gagnante!! 

J -7 crop des pois rayés

16 October 2011

Salut les filles. Encore 7 dodos jusqu'à la crop. Pour celles qui n'ont pas encore noté le matos voici une récapitulatif:
Taille des photos (bordure blanche comprise)
3 photos 8.5 * 5.5 (paysage)
4 photos 6.5 * 6.5
1 photo 6*5*6.5 (paysage sans bordure blanche)
Matériel de base (massicot, tapis de découpe, colle …)
versafine noir
stazon Dove Grey (j'aurai le mien!)
tampons dans le thème de vos photos (chez moi, une sortie en été! )
perforatice bordure
si vous avez:
  • SCORING BOARD (planche pour marquer des plis)
  • cuttlebug ou autre (big shot, ....)
  • des planches à embosser (texture bois, swiss dots (petits pois))

Nightfall and Halloween

15 October 2011

Yesterday it was my turn on the American Crafts blog to show a layout and a card made with the Nightfall collection. It is such a beautiful line and really versatile. At first I didn't want to make anything Halloween related as it isn't really such a big festival here in Belgium though it is starting to become part of our festivities. It's just not like in the USA or other countries. In the end I made a fall layout and can you believe it, a Halloween card. I felt so inspired by one of the stickers with a spider and its web that I decided to replicate it using some thread. Funny but I really love that card. The layout was a lot easier. I really wanted to use different patterned papers and I wanted to change from 12*12. So I chose to use strips and a 8.5*11 format. Wasn't sure at first when I had finished as it so different from what I usually do (clusters and white space) but I really think the photo pops out and the colours go so well with it. All in all I am pleased how it turned out. What do you think?
Hier, j'avais une page et une carte sur le blog de American Crafts. Je devais utiliser la collection Nightfall que je trouve particulièrement jolie. Je ne voulais pas faire de projet sur Halloween mais j'ai été inspirée par un des autocollants avec une araignée que j'ai quand même fais une carte pour Halloween et je l'aime beaucoup!! 
La page était plus facile à réaliser car je voulais utiliser plusieurs papiers donc j'ai opté pour des bandes. Je n'étais pas très sure une fois terminer car ce n'est pas vraiment mon style (vide et clustering) mais je trouve que c'était la page à faire pour cette photo! Vous en pensez quoi?
Title: Autumn Bliss
Midnight moon paper (35511) – Nightfall, Night Watch paper (35508) – Nightfall , Autumn Night Paper (35512) – Nightfall, Autumn Harvest paper (35523) – Nightfall, Night Light /35517) – Nightfall, Autumn Gathering (35524) – Nightfall, Thanks metal embellishments (70072) – Flair, Scarecrow dimensional stickers (42207) – Remarks, Basic Chalk labels (42208) – Remarks, Autumn stickers (42205) – Remarks books, Maple Pineapple (53221) – Thickers. 

Title: Happy Halloween
Autumn evening paper (35521) – Nightfall, Autumn night paper (35512) – Nightfall, Autumn Gathering paper (35524) – Nightfall, Halloween stickers (42204) – Remarks books, Jack-O-Latern stickers (42206) – Remarks,

More MME

9 October 2011

I might be repeating myself but just can't get enough of the October My Scrapbooknook kit. I'll have to stop using it for a while because I have got other assignments to finish first but I did manage to squeeze this layout in. Not too much fuss. It used some white Chinese ink and added some gold glitter to it before it dried. 
Je sais que je me répète mais le kit d'Octobre du Scrapbooknook est trop beau. Je vais devoir arrêter de l'utiliser pour un moment car j'ai d'autre projets à terminer. J'ai quand même fait une petite page pour le plaisir! 
Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!


8 October 2011

The October Scrapbooknook kit is really gorgeous. The colours are so bright and it really compensates for the lack of sunshine we are having at the moment. I have already made one layout and some others are sketched out. Just wanted to share the first. It is really simple. I used some tiny canvases to add dimension. 
Le kit d'octobre du SCRAPBOOKNOOK est magnifique. Les couleurs compense le manque de soleil de ces derrniers jours. Voici déjà une première! 

More Studio Calico and some news!

5 October 2011

Really loving the SC kit. I used it to make a layout for a sketch challenge. Played with my mists and some ice cream sticks and tooth picks. 
Encore une page avec le Studio Calico kit. J'ai utilisé des batons de glace et des cure-dents pour créer mon fond. 

And then some news. First of all look at the yummy October kit from the SCRAPBOOKNOOK. It just arrived and I can't wait to get started!!!
Regardez ce qui est arrivé chez moi!!! Mmmmm, j'ai hâte de scrapper avec tout ça!

And then this:

American crafts and Studio Calico are teaming up!! My two favourites.

Studio Calico

2 October 2011

I have always LOVED their products and now I have subscribed to their monthly kit and I don't regret it!!!! I love it! Here is my first layout. I found an old photograph of me probably taken about 29 years ago. Did you know I used to be blond!!! Just look at the picture.
J'ai toujours aimé les produits Studio Calico et j'ai décidé de m'abonner à leur kit mensuel. Oui encore un kit mais je ne pouvais plus résister. Voici une première page faite avec le Glee club kit. J'ai utilisé une veille photo de moi qui date d'il y a plus au moins 29 ans. Et oui, j'étais blonde! 


1 October 2011

No, I'm not sad but I have a really bad cold. I haven't been ill at all since January! It must be that one COLD I have each year that really gets me down! It's 23°C outside and I am freezing! Well now that  is said let's talk scrap. Even a cold can't stop me scrapping a bit!!!! I still had some products left over from my September Nook kit and decided to play with Jessy's sketch for the 15-30 September sketch challenge. I used white embossed cardstock as background but I think I've had enough of that. Might move on to something else. And then just look at what the October kit holds in store. Yummy! 
Et oui, j'ai mon rhume de l'année. Il fait beau et je me sens horrible. J'ai quand même trouvé le temps de faire une petite page pour le sketch proposé par Jessy sur le forum du SCRAPBOOKNOOK. 
And look what'll be in the October kit:

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