Thinking of you

Viva las VegasStamps, Cogs embossing folder from Tim Holtz. Not sure how I made it… looks like I embossed the paper, coloured it with inks (or couloured the embossing folder) then flattened the middle piece again by making a small rectangular stack. The edge is done with crayons and distress inks. A ghost image of the soldier and the dancing lady in the frame.

The question is, who is thinking of who? The soldier, masculine, “business” (as in, war, violence) or the dancer (love(r), emotion, pure). Is he in her mind of is she in his? Are they truely seperated in distance or are they separated in class? The soldier, following the laws and rules without question vs the gypsy, free thinking spirit. No matter what, they are longing for eachother.daqadoodles160606ma1641n7946





July, November and December in October – and a pregnant belly

Some pictures I still wanted to share with you. I replaced my usual wall of text with a wall of images this time.

Here are two simple tags I made to accompany a voucher.

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Both Chocolate Baroque stamps, tag die – can’t remember. Text stamp (thank you) – from a clear stamp sheet at Kruidvat.

A picture of me and my daughter putting papers through the machine (as my son calls it), 4 days before my third child was born.


And a picture of me and my huge belly (ofcourse the camera angle also enlarges it more) – taken half an hour later. And a good look at the dated kitchen of the previous owners – we’ve been without a dishwasher since we moved in, oh how I’ll love it when we manage to install one, even a second hand temporary dishwasher will do untill we rebuild the kitchen. First world problems, eh.



Oh and in my new kitchen I want many big drawers instead of only unconvenient cupboards!

The children helping with the cooking later that day:



Then, to end with another card, we go back to december 2013, as that is when I made this card:

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Made with (IIRC): Embossing folder from Provocraft and Steampunk Alphabet stamp from Vivalasvegastamps

And this card, from november:


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Made with dies: cogs from… I forgot… they match with the Chronologies series, Urban stamps. The drill, nails, bulb is all from a stampset from DeStempelwinkel, the man is a Marianne DEsign die, and the sentiment die is either Marianne design or Joy crafts. (It means congratulations). Oh and I also used a tools embossing folder, forgot where that one came from.

Want to know specifics about a card, or which materials / tools I used, ask away! I can look it up, no problem, but not tonight! Tonight it’s just guess work ;).

Goodnight all!