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maandag 31 december 2012

Fijne oud & nieuw!

Zo, de appelflappen, oliebollen en bananenflapjes zijn gebakken.
Ben al een paar dagen flink gegrepen door de griep.

Wens iedereen een hele fijne oud&nieuw.

Goed uiteinde en een mooi begin!!


donderdag 27 december 2012

Huis kaart


Een paar dagen terug heb ik deze kaart gemaakt nav een patroon die ik via Annette's Creafarm Duo Challenge Blog heb ontvangen voor de Challenge #22.

Een vriend van me is net verhuisd en ik vond het wel leuk om de kaart helemaal wit te laten en winters te maken met de ijspegeldakrant en de sneeuwvlokken.

Bedankt voor je bezoek en een hele fijne dag!


dinsdag 25 december 2012

woensdag 19 december 2012

Christmas Ornament Card


This year I made this christmas ornament card for my mother.
Every year I want to make something special for her.
I gave it to her last night and she loved it.
She hanged it in her tree. Lovely to see and enjoying it while
spending our christmas day at her home.

I used an older magnolia christmas stamp and colored it with my promarkers.
The base of the ornament is a die cut from Noor! Design by Joy Crafts.
The shaker box is made from an empty ribbon spool.

I want to enter this project to the following challenge:
- Marvelous Magnolia - #7 Anything but a Card
- Midweek Magnolias - #42 Home for Christmas
- Magnolia Down Under - #177 Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


zondag 9 december 2012

Fijne Feestdagen


This is one of the last christmas cards I have to make.
Most of them are send out. Pfff....

Love this cute stamp of Edwin from the Magnolia Christmas Collection.
I colored him with my promarkers. Love the winter Limited Edition.
Also used a die cut from my new noortje die from Marianne Design.

I want to enter this card to the following challenge:
- I Love Promarkers - #146 Anything Goes
- Simply Magnolia - It's the Season
- The Dutch Magnolia Chickies - #34 Kerstkaart
- Marvelous Magnolia Challenge - #6 Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


donderdag 6 december 2012

Kerstboom staat



Getting in the christmas spirit.
This year no black in the tree but pink.
Love pink. Lol...


zondag 2 december 2012

Sinterklaas surprise


Vandaag aan de slag gegaan met de sinterklaas surprise van Duncan voor school. Het is een Ipod Shuffle geworden.
De koptelefoon maakt het ook echt af en goed gelukt al zeg ik het zelf. Gedicht is ook klaar, dus dat scheelt allemaal weer.

I want to enter this picture to Sassy's Show Me Thursday #102

This gift is made for our traditional Sinterklaas where older children and adults make a nice pressent with a poem.

Bedankt voor jullie bezoek en een fijne dag!


Sinterklaas is the basis for the North American figure of Santa Claus. It is often claimed that during the American War of Independence, the inhabitants of New York City, a former Dutch colonial town (New Amsterdam), reinvented their Sinterklaas tradition, as Saint Nicholas was a symbol of the city's non-English past.[17] The name Santa Claus supposedly derived from older Dutch Sinter Klaas. However, theSaint Nicholas Society was not founded until 1835, almost half a century after the end of the war.[18] In a study of the "children's books, periodicals and journals" of New Amsterdam, the scholar Charles Jones did not find references to Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas.[19] Not all scholars agree with Jones's findings, which he reiterated in a book in 1978.[20] Howard G. Hageman, of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, maintains that the tradition of celebrating Sinterklaas in New York existed in the early settlement of the Hudson Valley. He agrees that "there can be no question that by the time the revival of St. Nicholas came with Washington Irving, the traditional New Netherlands observance had completely disappeared."[21] However, Irving's stories prominently featured legends of the early Dutch settlers, so while the traditional practice may have died out, Irving's St. Nicholas may have been a revival of that dormant Dutch strand of folklore. In his 1812 revisions to A History of New York, Irving inserted a dream sequence featuring St. Nicholas soaring over treetops in a flying wagon — a creation others would later dress up as Santa Claus.
But was Irving the first to revive the Dutch folklore of Sinterklaas? In New York, two years earlier John Pintard published a pamphlet with illustrations of Alexander Anderson in which he calls for making Saint Nicholas the patron Saint of New York and starting a Sinterklaas tradition. He was apparently assisted by the Dutch because in his pamphlet he included an old Dutch Sinterklaas poem with an English translation. In the Dutch poem, Saint Nicholas is referred to as 'Sancta Claus'.[14] Ultimately, his initiative helped Sinterklaas to pop up as Santa Claus in the Christmas celebration, which returned - freed of episcopal dignity and ties - via England and later Germany to Europe again.
The Saint Nicholas Society of New York celebrates a feast on 6 December to this day. The town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York, which was founded by Dutch and German immigrants, has an annual Sinterklaas celebration. It includes Sinterklaas' crossing the Hudson River and then a parade to the center of town.[22]
During the Reformation in 16th-17th century Europe, many Protestants changed the gift bringer from Sinterklaas to the Christ Child or Christkindl (corrupted in English to Kris Kringle). Similarly, the date of giving gifts changed from December 5 or 6th to Christmas Eve.[23]