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Winner weeklyphotochallenge 2016


In 2016 I started a weekly photo challenge that should’ve take place every Wednesday …and didn’t…
Well it did at first, but got sidetracked due to the large amount of orders that came in starting from May 2016. Something I really didn’t anticipate and wasn’t prepared for at that time.
luckily I found some great help before the summer holiday and managed to get a studio build in the months after the holiday….but still too many orders and too little time to do anything with any weekly challenge whatsoever. I have since made some changes to the website, allowing only a few orders every week, but too late for the weekly photo challenge to take off again.
Still I would like to thank everyone that did participate in the weeks/months before things got “slightly” out of hand.

 
Now I did promise there would be a prize at the end of the year. The prize was a €100 gift certificate to our store, valid for all of 2017.
There were 12 photo’s selected over a course of 13 weeks. After excluding employees and family members, that left 10 photo’s to choose from and I asked the members of the Lady Falcon Facebook group to choose a winner for me. They were all great photo’s so it was a difficult choice.

The winner selected by the Facebook group members was Emily with this Photo of a gorgeous diary from 1930. Well worn and loved by the looks of it.

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Emily selected a few items from the shop and since she has by now received them I can safely show them here.

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I loved doing the photochallenge, however I think in the future, maybe a less ambitious approach to these kinds of things is better…with say a months run time and not a year…

If you have any suggestions as to challenges that might be fun for 2017, please let me know in the comments.

Have a great Day,

xoxo Monique


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NaNoWriMo prep for 2014

Joining the NaNoWriMo fun again this year and this time I decided to come prepared to the battlefield, so that, by the time november first comes along, I can hit the road running…

Now I’m not sure if I’m going to accomplish that, but I am at least going to give it a shot.

First of all I felt I needed a notebook, since NaNoWriMo is writing, ergo pen and paper…

So I designed an inspirational booklet to accompany me throughout the month, for notes, for inspiration, for wordcounts and journaling about anything NaNo related (or not…). I made the booklet freely available via my dropbox (the link to which you can find here).
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New diary insert for my Travelers Notebook

This weekend I just wasn’t in the mood to do anything difficult, so I decided I would finally make myself a decent diary insert for my work Travelers Notebook. Yesterday evening, after we watched Alien, well you have to show the classics to your kids, don’t you, I set out to adapt a file so it would fit my needs.

Today I made it into a little booklet.
I kept it fairly plain, as it is for work, but I’m very happy with how it turned out.
The diary itself is a little different from what you usually see, as the normal week on two pages wasn’t working for me and the normal day per page diary’s don’t work for me either. So I made a combination.
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Tim and Dotty…

With the end of the month drawing near, I figured today (or yesterday, as I am posting this today) I would finally make the Tim Tag for august, or should I say booklet as I prefer to make books. Don’t get me wrong, I like tags as well, I just don’t know what to do with them once they are created. Now books I can use and that’s why I prefer to make those.

And since it’s all about the technique, I guess it’s alright. Tim has shown us some fabulous techniques in the past year, but this one has to be my favorite. As per usual I didn’t have all the materials he uses in his tutorial.
So I had to be a bit inventive and make do with what I did have.
And while I was busy making one booklet I figured I might as well make two, so I also made one for the Dotty challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, monday challenges.

Hence the title, Tim and Dotty =). Here are some close up shots of Tim and Dotty.


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Secret Belgian binding tutorial

A while back I made a little booklet as a test for a swap. The booklet was bound with the Secret Belgian binding method an I promised to make a tutorial for this binding method.

There are several fabulous written tutorials for this type of binding online, so I won’t do that. Instead I made a video tutorial, showing you how to bind your book with the Secret Belgian Binding. I haven’t found any other You-Tube videos with this type of binding, so I can’t link it to any other videos for reference.

I hope you will find this video tutorial helpful.

I had to break the video up into 3 parts, because it would’ve become to long otherwise. I did think about cutting parts out, but I guess this works as well.
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Just goofing around

Yesterday and today I have actualy realy been goofing around, doing everything and anything and nothing at all. I think because I’m sortoff postponing making the booklet for my next swap for the Hinges group at Milliande’s art community for women. We’re supposed to make a book with the secret belgian binding.

When I looked it up I was enchanted by it. the binding looks very appealing and intriguing. But I cannot, for the life of me, find any video’s of it anywhere. Just some tutorials with photo’s….in some foreign language. I lie, some are in english =).

I started a prototype booklet with the binding. Smaller than I want the real thing to be, no theme and not as elaborate.

I kinda like how it turned out and learned quite a bit making it.

Then I thought I would do a video of the making of the book for the swap… and so the stalling began. All kinds of questions popped into my head.
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WOYWW 219

My last WOYWW was #215, so I missed quite a few desks while I was away, but I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. I even played around with some paint again these last few days. Not to much mind you, because I first had to clear away all the mess I made before I went on holliday. So I could start making a whole new mess.

And a mess I made =)

Here’s a birdseye view of my mess. On the right you can see my mothers hands. She came by yesterday to pick up my son for a sleepover with his nephews and to work a little in her travel journal.

My workdesk is on the left side and the clean and tidy workdesk I created has long gone. It’s once again a huge pile of, well I don’t know what. Anything and everything I use, or find, or think I might use. One day is all it took. I actually don’t mind it looking like this, as long as I have a spot to work in, that’s just fine. I just figure that’s what it’s for. If I want it to stay neat and tidy, maybe I shouldn’t work on it, right?

On my desk you can see a bubble envelope I’m decorating, because I actualy just got my first ever order for 2 little books on my DaWanda site. Yay =).
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