Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Hello and welcome,

Nothing much going on on my desk this week.

There is however a good explanation for that:
we have painters starting today with installing our ceiling in the living room/kitchen and painting everything so we needed to clear everything which took all of my time unfortunately.

The only thing I managed is to set up my desk to attempt the grungy gelliplate printing I saw last week on Susan’s desk

Also on my desk you can see the result of last week’s icads (10x15cm indexcards) still going strong with the 365 project.

Hop on over to Julia at The Stamping Ground see what other creative souls are doing.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

43-49/365 somethings - bloom

Part of one of the Wanderlust 2018 lessons was to create a mandala style bloom, I was not completely happy with my first try, so I explored the concept some more on my icads this time.

I created a heartshape bloom, blooms out of maps, booktext, small blooms,...

I experience that the small format is enabling me to experiment more, be more free, go with the flow more and see what happens.

heartshaped bloom.

bloom out of maps.


booktext bloom.

scrappaper bloom.
small vintage bloom.

roses bloom.
Don't know why but all of a sudden I seem to be working very dimensional as can be seen in this picture:

This will become one big fat book.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


My craft room isn't messy
I just like to have everything on display.

On my desk is a pile of scraps which I am using for backgrounds for my next set of icads.
I am exploring the blooms some more from one of the wanderlust lessons.

In the picture holder I have my icads from last week at display.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

My Path

I finished my first spread in my first Dylusions journal 
which I bought especially for Wanderlust 2018.

This is out of my comfort zone, 
not my usual style,
but a style I like and wish to explore more.

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Can you guess the theme of this week's icads?

These Valentines icads were so much fun making,
the backgrounds were done very quickly,
no thinking involved there,
then came the process of looking for the perfect elements for each one of them.
I honestely can't tell which one is my favourite.
what about you?

I am very glad I choose the icads as format for this challenge,
manageble but yet so much fun and so much opportunities.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Hello Wednesday,

Time to share our desks over at Julia's.
Mine is buzzing with creativity

my desk in all his glory.

I'm busy with this week's 7 somethings (want to see my other 35 somethings check out the 365somethings2018 tab above) 

7 Valentine icads in progress.

stack of Valentine related items: stamps, paper, embellishments.
I did manage to finish off my bloom from last week, not completely happy with it, might give it another try as it was a fun project

short and sweet, of to see yours now 😉

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Trusting the path mandala part 2


Part 2 of the lesson was to create a windrose using maps.

I started with a watercolorwash background. I had these cheap tubes already for years which of course meant that most of them were as hard as rock. 
I am just wondering wether you can use them as pans instead? 
Maybe I need to retrieve them out of the garbage? 
Or is that a bridge to far?
I did order a replacement Kuretake set after seeing Jamie's lesson last week.

Next came cutting the shapes out of maps,
the heart was a happy little cutting accident, that coincidentally fits perfect with the theme
Trusting the path,
Following your path,
Following your heart.

After the heart accident many more accidents followed, 
the one more happier then the other.
Didn't like the doodling on my compass, so covered them up again
The lines are not all oriented in the same way,tried to fix that but failed hence the 2 darker lines, not so happy accident
Didn't like the doodling in my 2nd circle either so pulled it back off and glued it back down, like the color that came of from underneath, yet another happy accident.

Here is the double spread with both mandalas

2 lessons out of the 5 completed.