Clean up (Dutch Dare #110)


Happy new year!!!

Let’s start 2014 fresh with a brand spanking new Dutch Dare!

It is my turn this time and I chose ‘schoon schip (maken)’ which translates to ‘clean up’ or ‘new start’ in English, but I do feel that there is more to the Dutch saying than the English translation depicts…

My take on the theme actually is about cleaning up, organizing and getting rid of stuff. I was literally cleaning up my workspace when I was making this: you might recognize the background, as it was a try-out piece for this Inspired By

I also wanted to try and make something inspired by Janna Werner, because I just loooove her style. I used this layout as a jump-starter!

Speaking of jump-starting… I’m so excited it’s finally here!!!

But first things first: check out the wonderful layouts the Dutch Dares team created with ‘Schoon schip’ here!

Work (Dutch Dare #107)


There’s a new Dutch Dare online and this time it’s all about work!

I interviewed my husband about his weekend job as a DJ a while back and I decided that the interview would be perfect for this challenge. Harold has a full-time job during the week and he DJ’s at the weekends. He loves it!

I added the text directly onto the photo before printing. To achieve this, you open a photo in Photoshop and create a text box in the photo using the Type tool. You can choose to either type your text directly into the box or you can copy and paste your text in (like I did). Using a text box makes it really easy to scale and move the typed text in it’s entirety. And then it’s just a case of deciding on a font and font size and hit print!

This is one of those layouts that will be fun to follow up on in a couple of years!

Check out what the other girls created with this theme in mind on the Dutch Dares blog! We would love it if you decided to play a long!

The truth (Dutch Dare #106)


New month, new Dutch Dare! This time Mandy wants us to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…

The journaling is in the pocket because I was worried that my writing would turn out to be too personal.

It actually ended up being about how I view ‘the truth’ in general: how I believe in telling the truth and how I despise being lied to. And it’s also about how I don’t share everything with everyone (especially on the internet). Does that mean I’m not being truthful myself? It’s a concept worth pondering about!

It was interesting to see what the others came up with. Some of the entries turned out to be pretty funny! Go and see for yourself on the Dutch Dares blog!

Zomer in je bol (Dutch Dare #105)


There’s a new Dutch Dare up on the blog and this time it’s all about summer, or about the Dutch phrase “Summer in your head” to be a little more precise.

Technically it wasn’t even spring when the event in the photos took place, but I’m sure no one will hold that against me!

It’s yet another layout for my huge USA album, so… Only a couple more layouts to go and I can call it done!!!

Please check out the Dutch Dares blog for more projects about “summer madness”!