Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dutch Dare #29: a sketch

I hope you all had a wonderfull christmas and lots and lots of presents.
On christmas eve we went to my parents house and together with my sister, her hubby and 2 daughters we had our family christmas.
Poor Ron got really sick that night and spend most of the day feeling very very poorly. But he had to hang in there because I had to work.
Yesterday we went to Ron's parents and had a great time with lots of small presents and a delicious dinner.
With only new year on the agenda, things almost will turn to normal.
I hope to be a better blogger next year, because the last few weeks I didn't had the time to stop by all the blogs I love to read and watch.
I'm also 2 days late with my card for the Dutch Dare Challenge.
But, better late than never.
This week we have a sketch for you to follow, and this challenge stays open for 2 weeks. We all are taking a little break and our next challenge will be posted on January 8 2009.

Card Details

Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - DCWV

Stamp: Bella stamps

Technique: Pro-Markers

Embellishments: Sentiment sticker - Studio Basics 101, Flowers were a gift from Donna.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

All the gorgeous Christmascards I received

Thank you all my sweet friends for sending me all those gorgeous christmas cards.
I made a slideshow with all of them, for everyone to admire.

Sketch # 12 at JCBC

Remember I told you about the christmas dinner at my girls school last Thursday?
I told you about the many different types of food and getting sick... quess who got sick that night.... Britt.
The poor little girl couldn't stop throwing up. I ended up sleeping in her bed, helping her when she had to throw up.
But I doubt if it was the christmas dinner that made her sick, because Sundaymorning it was me who had to run to the bathroom several times and Sunday night Ruby decided it was a great time to get rid of her pizza.
So we are one happy sick family walking around in our PJ's for 2 days now.
That's why I'm late with my post for the christmas and birthday cards challenge.
This weeks sketch is from Rheannon and it's a great one to work with.
Because I didn't feel well the last couple of days I only managed to make one card.

Card Details
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - Basic Grey
Stamp: Magnolia - Pink Ribbon Collection
Technique: Pro-Markers, Martha Stewart Punch, Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Flower - Prima, red hearts - gift from Linda, ribbon and button from stash.

Thanks for stoping by,
xoxo Karin

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge 328: Use a Charm

With one week before christmas I'm not stressed.
OK, all christmas cards are gone, decorations are finished, there's food for a complete army, but when it comes to buying the presents it's a disaster.
Wanted to do all the christmasshopping this morning, but it turned out a little different. There wasn't a parkingspot near the shops (I think everybody is doing their christmasshopping today). Had to drive circles for 30 minutes before someone finally left. It wasn't really close, but it is better than parking the car at home and go on my bike (don't have to much storing space on my bike).
Then I went from shop to shop ending up with only a third of all the things I wanted to buy. So much for speed shopping. Have to go into the city tomorrowmorning, because I don't want to take the girls with me.
When they come along we always end up at the toystore and with their pretty smiles and compliments about how sweet mum is they always walk out with something new. And when they have their new toys they think shopping is over and want to go home.
So tomorrow the second (and hopefully last) round of speed shopping.
Enough about Christmas, presents and all the stress that goes with it, and on to this weeks challenge on the Dutch Dare.
This week we want you to use a Charm somewhere on your card.

I made a little Christmas gift box, which is on it's way to a very sweet little girl in England.

I'm of to prepare some chickenwings for Ruby and Britt's Christmas dinner at school tonight. they've asked the parents to prepare all kind of yummie things for this dinner. I did read the list of everything that is going to be served tonight, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed the girls won't get sick tonight.

There's so much and there are some combinations that make me sick just reading about it (meatballs - chickenwings - whipped cream - icecream, peanutbutter etc).

I hope they will have lots of fun and when they are finished with their dinner we are all going to sing a lot of christmas songs outside the school.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

xoxo Karin

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sketch #11 on the JCBC blog

Today it's Gry-Heidi's turn on the Just Christmas and Brithday Cards Challenge Blog.
She's made a great sketch for everyone to follow.
With all the preparations for christmas, the usuall daily things and working I managed to make both cards.
I still have to make 5 Christmas cards and I want to have them finished by tomorrow so I'm going to keep it short.

Card Details

Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - SEI

Stamp: CC-design, Sentiment ???

Technique: aquapencils and waterpen

Embellishments: all from stahs

Card Details

Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP- DCWV

Stamp: Downloads from: Fred, she said digital design store

Technique: Pro-Markers

Embellishments: all from stash

Have a great day, without to much x-mas stress.

xoxo Karin

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Candle Gift Set

With only 1 1/2 week before christmas I still haven't finished all my christmas cards.
Time is really running out and because I don't want to be completely stressed out by the time it's christmas I bought a some standard christmas cards.
I made a selection of who gets a handmade card and who get's the standard one.
And because there's one less stresspoint I had the time to make a gorgeous
Candle Gift Set.
This one is a Christmas set, but they would be a nice present for someone's birhtday too.
I'm entering this little giftbox for the High Hopes Challenge.
This weeks theme is Flower Power. It isn't a card, but it has a High hopes stamp and flowers on it, so I think it suits this challenge.

Card Details

Papers: Cardstcok - Color Coe, DP - October Afternoon

Stamp: High Hopes

Technique: Pro Markers, Stickles

Embellishemnsts: stickers october Afternoon, Flowers - Prima, rest is from stash

Have a great weekend,

xoxo Karin

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge # 27: Food and Drinks

It's Thursday again and that means another challenge on the Dutch Dare blog.
This weeks theme is:
Food and Drinks
because I'm still very busy with my christmascards (I'm running out of time!!!!),
I made a christmas card using one of the cutest christmas images from Hangler.

A very short post today, have to supervise the kids from Britt her group while they are playing outside in 20 minutes.
25 kids running, screaming and doing everything they shouldn't do, HELP!!!
Well I'm getting reading for the battlefield.
Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Karin

Extra challenge #2 On just x-mas and b-day cards chalenge

There's another extra challenge on the Just x-mas and B-day cards Challenge blog.

This time we ask of you to make a card using only one colour

There's a great stamp for one lucky lady who enters this week extra challenge.

Harry & Snowman from Spiral Whispers

You can enter this extra challenge untill Tuesday Dec. 16th.
We are looking forward in seeing your beautifull cards.
Have a great day,
xoxo Karin

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge

This weeks challenge on Magnolia vs Stampavie is to make gifttags.
We started decorating our christmas tree on Nomday, and on the bottom of the decorations boxes I found a few gorgeous angelwings ( we have so much decorating stuff I can't even remember when I used them the last time. Must have been a few years because I can't remember buying them (lol)).
I thought they would look very pretty on a few Magnolia's. But the stamps are to small for those pretty wings. But not giving up on this idea I blew them up on my xerox machine and now they have the perfect size.
On the back I've attached a label where you can write down a name.
And they serve another purpose: you can use them as hangers on your chritsmas tree after you've unwrapped your gift.
Funny how many christmas decoration items can be used for crafting.
Try to challenge yourself in making something with a christmas decoration ornament.
If you do so please leave me a comment on this post, I would love to see what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

Monday, December 8, 2008

Candy winners

Sorry for the late post but hubby wanted to start with the christmas decorations and the girls have their own tree to decorate. So before all the nice x-mas ball were falling into pieces I had to assist them a little bit.
But the winner of the personal name stamp is.......
And the winner of the 3 gorgeous Magnolia stamps is.....
Congratulations ladies.
Please send me a email with your address.
Have a nice evening,
xoxo Karin

Sketch # 10 on the x-mas and b-day cards blog

One December festivity is over ( Sinterklaas left for Spain again) and charging the batteries for the second one. The girls were having a great time last Friday on Sinterklaas evening. There were a lot of great presents and candy and our livingroom was completely covered with toys all weekend.
Now it's time to get rid of some old toys to make room for all the new ones. After we've done this we will start decorating for christmas this weekend. For a lot of you girls it's late, but we're glad we can relax for a few days.
Because it's was a crazy week(end) I only had time to make one card/project for this weeks sketch on the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge.
This weeks sketch is mad by Kristin and I wanted to make completely different. A few weeks back I bought 2 great big snowflakes for decorating the christmastree, but one of them ended up on this weeks project.
One of our DT-members, Mada is so sweet to donate this very sweet stamp for one lucky lady entering this weeks challenge. Normaly we only have a monthly prize, but because it's almost christmas she wanted to spoil someone.

Don't forget to come back later today to see who the 2 lucky ladies are of my blogcandy.

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Blogcandy in exchange for a nice RAK

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As many of you know I'm hosting 2 challengeblogs : the Dutch Dare Cards Challenge and the Just X-mas and B-day cards challenge.
On those blogs I'm working together with a bunch of wonderfull ladies (18 all together).
Every week they make the most beautifull DT-cards and they are doing this because they are having fun. They don't get payed or recieve scrapping supplies.
For a while now I'm thinking about a way to show them how much I appreciate what they are doing. But sending out 18 nice packages is even for my budget a bit to much.
So I got this really crazy idea, and mayby I'm asking to much of you.
I'm putting up a candy and in exchange I'm asking you to send one of my DT-members a nice RAK-package. And for those who think this is to much, there's another candy.
* spread the word about my candy on your blog and leave a comment on this post ( please add your emailaddress too)
If you've done this you are in for the first candy.
Your own name stamp from a Dutch Webshop called: Trendy Woelmuis
(the stamp shown is just an example. You can choose your own).
Candy closes on Dec. 7th, winner will be announced the day after.

* If you are spreading the word about my blogcandy on your blog and if you are willing to send one of my DT-member a nice RAK-Package you'll be in for the BIG CANDY.
The 3 Magnolia stamps shown on this post.
Leave a comment on this post telling me you want to send a nice RAK-package and mention your emailaddress if you want to enter this candy.
Candy closes on Dec. 7th. Winner will be announced the day after.


This way I want to show my DT-members how much I'm appreciating what they are doing for the challenge blogs.
Have a nice weekend,
xoxo Karin

Friday, December 5, 2008

Fabulous Candy on the Pink Petticoat

Chris from the Pink Petticoat Webshop is giving away her brandnew MM Slice, just because she can't work with it. Wouldn't that be a great x-mas present. No more cutting things by hand (the scalloped circles on the giftbox and card are cut by hand!!).
To be in for the draw you had to make a card or project using things from the
Pink Petticoat Shop.
Ruby's teacher was celebrating her B-day last Wednesday at school.
She's a big tea drinker. Every morning she stands with a big Mug full of tea at the door shaking hands with all the kids.
So I made her a little giftbox filled with different flavoured teabags and a B-day card.
There was also a big happy coloured mug for her, but forgot to take a picture of the complete set.

Have to run now, making the last preparations for a big Sinterklaas party tonight.
Have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge # 26: Scalloped edges

Just one more day and night before the girls can finally relax. Tomorrow Sinterklaas is celebrating his birthday and all the kids in Holland will get lots and lots of presents.
3 Weeks of to much energy and excitemend about this upcoming festivity is almost to much for adults. They talk about it the whole day. And they are encouraged by all the songs they hear, programms they watch, festivitys in the neighbourhood etc.
Everybody in Holland with kids aren't able to think of christmas after this old man and helpers are leaving Holland on Saturday. And then all the excitement starts all over again. But now for christmas.
So to everybody that is reading my blog and leave all those sweet comments: I'm sorry I don't have to mych time for visiting your blogs the last few weeks. But you all know why now.
This weeks challenge on the Dutch Dare is to use scalloped edges somewhere on your card.
Easy one this week, and I wanted to use my nesties for the border around the cute Magnolia image, but they were to small. The bigger one are on it's way, but didn't arrive in time for this weeks challenge.

Card Details
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP- Daisy Bucket ( a gift from my sweet friend Nikki)
Stamps: Magnolia, Sentiment - Dovecraft
Technique: Pro-Markers
Embellishments: Flowers - Prima, ribbon and small metal flowers from stash.
Have a great day,
xoxo Karin

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

1 Card for 4 challenges

With all the preparations and festivities for the Dutch Childrens festivity Sinterklaas this Friday it's very hard to keep up with everything that goes on at the bloggingworld.
I really wanted to enter a few challenges this week, so I managed to combine 4 challenge into one card.
The challenges for this card are:
Fridaysketchers: the sketch
Our Creative Corner: Snowman/snowflakes

Card Details

Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP- DCWV

Stamp: ????

Technique: Pro-Markers

Embellishments: Flowers - Prima, Brads - Rayher, black gems - a gift from Linda (thanks hun)

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sketch #9 at X-mas and B-day Cards Challenge

Monday already!!
And that means a new sketch over at Just Christmas and Birthday cards.
This weeks sketch is made by Amanda, and I had a lot of trouble with this one.
The lay-out leaves a lot of open space and I really had no idea how to fill this up.
I adjusted the measurements a bit to fill the cards, and this is as good as it gets.
The birthday card is for one of Ruby's friends who's celebrating her 6th birthday this Saturday.
Happy colours and some cute angels are just right for a little girl.

Last Thursday I was doing a little shopping at one of the scrapbookstores in the neighbourhood and I fell in love with this great stamp.
The text says: Joy, love, peace, happiness, goodwill and generosity towards men.
Laughter and kindness.
Hapy Hollidays, this is what it's all about.
Merry Christmas to you and all you love.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
xoxo Karin

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge #25: a hole somewhere on your card

Challenge #25 already on the Dutch Dare. Can't believe thta we are posting challenges for 6 months already. Time goes by so very fast.
and that's why it's a short post today, got to do a million things today.
This weeks challenge is: make a hole somewhere on your card.
And boy mine turned out pretty big. Started with a very small one but and ended up with one that covers almost the front of the card.

Card Details

Papers: Cardstock - Color Core, DP - K and Company

Stamps : Angels - Downloads from CC-Designs, Sentiment - Studio G, Noel Stamp- Stampin-Up

Technique: Pro-Markers and Cuttlebug

Embellishements: Brads and ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

3 Fabulous new awards

Wow, I received a couple of brandnew awards the last couple of days.
I feel so honoured that there are a lot of ladies pass those great awards on to me.
I received the first award from Cathy, Moni and Zoe.
Thanks you so much for this fabulous award, and so very happy to get this one from you.
The award has such a great sentiment behind it and here is what is says.
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleaverly written text into the body of their award.

The eight ladies I would like to nominate for this award are:









I received this second award from one of my best friends Nikki.
Thanks you so much sweetie, I'm very honoured to receive this award from you.

The rules for this award:
* Pick 5 bloggers that you concider as your best blogging buddies and deserve this award for thier contribubtion toward the blogging community no matter what language.
* State the name of the author of each blog as well as a link to each one's blogs.
* Each blogger (upon accetance) of this award should do a post and show the award on their blog and put the name and link on the blog that has given her/him the award.
* show these rules.
I would like to pass this award on to:
I received this last award from the sweet Kristin.
Thank you so much, you've made my day with this award.

Because I already passed this award a few weeks back, I would like to pass this on to everybody that hasn't received this award from me before.

Monday, November 24, 2008

A new look and the x-mas and b-day cards challenge

OK, Christmas is still a month away, but with all the snow overhere (it's been snowing for almost 24 hours now and it already looks like christmas) I decided to change my blog right now.
Making a new background wasn't that hard. A new banner is a completely different story.
My good friend Nikki offered me to make my christmas banner and all credit for this goes to her. Thank you so much for this great banner, I wish I could keep this on my blog the whole year :0).
This week the last sketch of the month on the X-mas and B-day cards challenge. If you've entered 2 times or more this month check back monday to see who's the winner of this months surprise package. We also will be having some funny contests/challenges with prizes althrough December, so make sure you don't miss them.
And now for my cards. Remember I showed you my new stamps from a Dutch Company called 'Ollyfant'?
I've jused one of them on my X-mas card.
And for the first time I stamped some swirls on my card. Never done that before and was a bit scared to spoil my card. But it turned out very nice.
My B-day card is a lot easier. I made this card for a little boy and didn't want to put on to much embellishments.

Card Details
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - K and Company
Stamps: Stockings - Ollyfant, Swirls - Autmn Leaves
Technique: Pro-Markers
Embellishments: Pink and Green Stars - Prima, Brads - Rayher
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
xoxo Karin

Card Details
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - SEI
Stamps: CC-designs
Technique: Pro-Markers , Black fineliner
Embellishments: Brads, buttons and Scrappersfloss from stash

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Spoon Full and the High Hopes Challenge

I don't know how the weather is at your hometown but overhere it's getting very close to winter.
Yesterday we had it all: sun, rain, hail, wind and it was very cold.
This morning we had our first snow!!. Not much (it only stays on cars and roofs), but it's still snow. When I look out the window it gives the world a faitytale look. And that's the only thing I love about snow. Most of the time it turns into a big mess after a few hours and the fairytale look is gone.
Today we are going to a Sinterklaas party (A Dutch Childrens festivity, which main event will be on DEC 5th, when this old man is celebrating his B-day with all the children in Holland) at Ron's work.
The girls are really looking forward to this. The whole week they've been asking how many nights they had to sleep and what presents they would get.
I will post a few pictures tomorrow, so all you girls abroad can get an idea of this festivity.
And now for todays card that fits two challenges.
Over at High Hopes Challenge this weeks theme is: Buttons and Brads, and at A Spoon Full Of Sugar it is: Blooming Marvelous.

Card Details
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - Berry Sweet from K and Company
Stamp: High Hopes
Technique: Pro-Markers and Stickles
Embellishments: Flowers - Prima, rest is from stash
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

Friday, November 21, 2008

I received the Kreative Blogger Award

I received this great award from two very talented ladies, Heike and Tanja.
Thank you so much for brightening my day with it.

And now for passing it on.
I would like to pass this award to everybody that visits my blog and leaves me all those sweet comments.
Don't forget to check out the blogs of the 2 wunderfull ladies that have given me this great aard.

Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Karin

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dutch Dare #24: 3 flowers on your card

Thursday already, I'm really short on time the last few weeks. I had to make my DT- card for the Dutch Dare Challenge this morning. I'm almost every week late with my DT-card, but this is the first time I had to make one on the day it's going to be posted.
This week on the Dutch Dare Challenge we want you to use 3 flowers on your card. And with everybody being very busy with all kind of things this should be a easy one for you all.
One lucky lady gets to pick a download of their choice from our sponsor this week:
A few months back I ordered some downloads from the Pink Petticoat, but never had the chance to use them. So with them sponsoring this weeks challenge I thought it would be nice to use a download from their shop.

Card Details

Papers: cardstock - Color Core, DP- Basic Grey

Image: download from Pink petticoat

Technique: Pro-Markers

Embellishments: Flowers - Prima, Metal Flower from our local market

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Dutch Stamps

Nothing new to show you today, just a quick post about some gorgeous new Dutch Stamps that have arrived today. Yes, also the Dutch can make great stamps :0)
They are from a Dutch company called 'Ollyfant Stamps'.

I have the Christmas set, but there are 4 more sets.
I think they are so cute and wanted to share those with you.
See you all tomorrow with my DT-card for the Dutch Care Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Karin

Monday, November 17, 2008

X-mas and B-day Cards Challenge: Sketch #7

Week 7 already on the X-mas and B-day cards challenge.
This weeks sketch is made by one of our DT-members, Mada.
Can't believe how fast a week is passing by.
So much to do in so little time.
The last week I've not been feeling to great. Just like half Holland the flu has found it's way in to our home too.
Thank god for inventing aspirine. Because of that I was able to do everything I normaly do, but in a lower gear. I look like a clown (a big red nose from blowing it about a hundred times a day) and I walk like a snale, but generally taken everything is ok.
This week just a birthday card, because the girls were having the flu also, so I've been very busy nursing them too.
To keep up with my challenge of making 1 b-day and 1 x-mas card each week I will show you my x-mas card later this week.

Card Details

Papers: Cardstock - Color Core, DP - My mind's Eye

Stamps: Magnolia, Sentiment - Scrappy Cat

Technique: Aquapencils and waterbrush

Embellishments: Flowers - Prima, Brads- Rayher

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Magnolia christmas gift house

The last two weeks I've been working on my Magnolia Christmas House.
I saw it on someone's blog (sorry can't remember which one) and had to make one of my own.
Needed to figure out the measurements of this little house, but I think it turned out great.
The girls love it so much, they are using it as a house for their toys.
If it has to survive untill christmas I have to put it on the highest shelf there is in the house.

On Paper Craft Planet ( a great community you really have to sign-in for, there's a group called Paper Garden Projects. They want you to make a handmade gift. I did enter my Magnolia House for this contest.
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice Sunday,
xoxo Karin

Winner of the candy for no reason

A big thank you to all of you who have entered my candy.
There were happy stories and some sad stories about who should get the second backpack. I think you all deserve a backpack, but there are only 2 of them.
Be sure to check back regularly to see if I have posted a new candy for no reason.
And now the winner of my candy for no reason.
The winner is........

free glitter text and family website at
Please send me a email for all the details.
Have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

A little candy for no reason

This post will stay on top untill Nov. 14th.
For all new posts scroll down.
This weekend I came across this cute backpack.
You'll find the tutorial here.

This backpack is filled with some cute goodies (not to big because it's small bag).
Curious on it's content???..
The only thing I can tell you it has got this cute Alota stamp in it, the rest will be a surprise.
And you know what I'm giving away 2 of those backpacks.

What do you have to do to get your hands on it.
1. spread the word about my candy on your blog.
2. become a follower of my blog.
3. Leave a comment at this post.
4. Name one person who you think deserves the second backpack and why.
If you don't want to tell the story on my blog, send me a email with your story.
Winner will be announced on Saturday Nov 15th.
Good luck everyone.
xoxo Karin

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dutch Dare # 23: No funstamps on your card

Thursday again, and that means a new challenge on the Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
This weeks theme:
No funstamps on your card. The only stamps allowed are sentiment or quote stamps.
For one lucky lady there are 2 great sentiment stamps which are part of the Angel Company collection, donated by one of our DT-members Dianette.
This is my first card ever without any stamps (not even a sentiment or quote stamp).
Very strange to make cards without stamps, but I think it turned out prety nice.

Card Details:

Paper: cardstock- Bazzill, DP - Dreamstreet (wonderland Sparkle), snowman and sentiment - Octoberafternoon (good cheer cardstockstickers).

Technique: Cuttlebug, Stickles

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2 great awards and I've been tagged

The last few days I received two beautifull awards from two very talented ladies.
I received the "I love your blog"award from Christine. Thanks you so much for this great award, you've made my day with it.
I'm going to pass this award to everybody that hasn't received this award from me before.
It's always so hard to pick just a few ladies for this award. But I think you all have fabulous blogs and create wonderfull things, so this one is for all of you.

I received the second award from the talented Myrt. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I'm very proud to receive this great award.

And now for the rules of this award

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Here are 5 bloggers which I have decided to pass this award on to. It is so difficult to choose blogs to send this award to as there are so many talented, creative girls ......but I will try my best!
1) Heidi

2) Kelly

3) Linda

4) Nikki

5) Zoe


And last but not least I've been tagged by my good friend Kristin.

Thanks dear :).

Now I have to reveal 7 truths about myself. I'm not that interesting, but here we go:

1) I hate the so called Sundaydrivers. Driving 30 where 50 is allowed, not knowing which way to go etc. I can get very aggitated when there's one in front of me.

2) I always buy at least two bags of candy (mostly drop) when I'm at the grocerystore, and by the end of the day at least one of them is empty. That's why I only shop twice a week.

3) I can't sit still. Even when there's a great movie on tv, I have to do all kinds of things during the breaks.

4) I'm affraid of big dogs. When I'm walking with Jacky ( A Jack Russel) I take another route when I see big dogs coming my way.

5) I hat people who want to be right at all cost. Even when they know they are wrong. I won't give in when I know they are wrong, which gives long discussions which I hate also. Can't help it.

6) My least favorite housekeeping job is ironing, and because it is, I iron 2 till 3 times a week. This way it only takes me 30 minutes each time instead of 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

7) I'm addicted to books about Egypt. when I see one in the bookstore I have to buy it. Eversince I was little girl I had something with this country. In 2000 we spent a great week on a boat visiting all those great sites.

YES!!!! I've completed my list of 7 truhts.

Wanna konw another truth? It took my several days to think of those 7 things!!

And now I have to tag 7 ladies. Hope you don't mind it will be 9.

We have got a lot of new DT-members on the Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

This way I will get to know them a bit better.

Sandra - Monika - Jennifer - Kathy

Desire - Wilma - Dianette - Tamara - Stephanie

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Karin