new painting project

I’m working on a new painting project.

Not that I can paint, but I can do the painting-by-numbers style ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s a variation on this painting which I made some time ago:


new painting project

It’s a silhouette of our children, I think the (original) photo was taken about 5 years ago.

I changed the photo to a two-tone digital drawing, and transfered that to a canvas.ย Here you can read more about this painting.

So now I’m working on a similar project, but this time it’s going to be a landscape, and the painting will be in 11 colors.

Here you can see a work-in-progress photo:


new painting project

Lots of figures to fill with paint ๐Ÿ™‚

Curious how it’s going to turn out?!

Actually, so am I.

I will post pictures when it’s done, now first, time to paint!




New designs on my Etsy page, perfect for winter!

This week I added four new designs to my Etsy page.

These files are designed for cutting machines like the SIlhouette Cameo or Cricut, but they are also suited for window chalk designs or to print yourself a pretty poster.

You know what, I will show you the files:



This Merry Christmas design would look fabulous on a window, in a scrapbook, or even drawn on a card with the Silhouette Cameo pen function.


These three Christmas Season quotes could be perfect on your door, in chalk or vinyl. They will also do great on a scrapbook or on a card.



This design is one of my favourites! Perhaps I will put this one on my window for the winter season.



And I also love how this one turned out, snowflakes on a string ๐Ÿ™‚ This could be a beautiful window decal! The snowflakes can also be used without the strings.

Perhaps there is something here to your liking, in that case, look at my Etsy shop, and come back here for more designs in the future!




New Halloween designs on my Etsy page


Did you know I have an Etsy shop?

My Etsy shop Craftstudio27 is specialized in digital designs for cutting machines such as the Silhouette Cameo or the Cricut.

This week I added three more designs to my shop.

These new designs are all Halloween themed. If you click on the designs you will automatically go the design on Etsy:

halloween designs

The one above is a landscape Halloween decoration. It’s 10,6 x 26,4 inches, perfect for cutting machines. This design will make a cool window or wall decal!

halloween designs

The witches design will also make a cool window or wall decal. Also, for the crafty among you, it can also become a nice card design!

The design below is my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s a Zombie hand with the quote “Zombielicious”. He ate his fingers! I find that very funny ๐Ÿ™‚ (but that could just be my weird sense of humor)

halloween designs

New designs will be posted soon, I’ll keep you informed!

Carbingo! The kids’ new favorite car game

Here we are again! Fresh and fruity after a great holiday.

The kids are at school, now everything can regain it’s own “normal” rythm.

We have had the best summer holiday! We went to Denmark, and it was awesome. The big dream of our son Sietse was to go to Legoland, so we did that too ๐Ÿ™‚ Great park by the way, even Dear Hubby, who has a general aversion for themeparks, had a great time!

Fot the car trip to Denmark I saw a fun idea on the Great Web: Carbingo! Out of a pillbox! With candy!!

Huh? What?

Let me explain.

Each hole of the pillbox belongs to an item (for example a red car), and when you see this item, you may open the matching hole and eat what’s inside! And because a pillbox only has small holes, only small items can be put in, such as a small candy, a grape, a few raisins, ..

Me and the kids made our own version of the pillboxbingo (nice word for Scrabble), with stickers I cut out with the Silhouette Cameo.


Together we thought of things that you can see on a road trip, such as a bike, a house with solar panels, a windmill, and more.

We searched for matching pictures, and I cut the in the right size for the pillboxlids (again, nice word for Scrabble!) in the colors Sietse and Marijke liked.

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The kids really enjoyed the carbingo, anf asked if they could do it again on the way home!!

Sure! Happy backseat, happy frontseat ๐Ÿ™‚

The kids didn’t succeed in finding all the pictures on the trip, some were hard to find (such as the helicopter and the icecream) .

You could make your own carbingo!

And if you don’t have a Silhouette (or similar machine) you could draw of write on a label and cut that to size, or write numbers on the lids and make a list with matching “bingo-rewards”.

have fun, and a nice day!


All together in one big bundle, with a discount!

In a previous post I showed you my new Etsy designs: a whole lotta new mice silhouettes from the Cinderella movie.

Since yesterdat they are also available in one big mega bundle!

All 14 silhouettes with a 15% discount, that’s more than 2 designs for free!


These designs are ideal for cutting machines such as the Silhouette Cameo or the Cricut, but also printable files are included so you can also use these designs for a pretty print (on the nursery for example, or as a party invitation!).

Curious? Click on the image, or here: CLICK

free mask

Freebie! A PDF file of a free mask! Cool for dress-up, crafting, Mardi Gras, ..


There is a new freebie added to the site!

As you may know I have an Etsy Shop, where I sell digital files for printing, or cutting with a cutting machine such as the Silhouette Cameo.

One of the newest items I placed there is a set of masks. Very handy for Carnival, Mardi Gras, (children’s) parties, and crafting. The masks are ready to print and to cut out with scissors, but there are also file types available for those of you who have a Cameo (or similar device).

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And one of these masks is free for you now!

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canvas silhouette

Canvas silhouette DI, Wall deco of our kids

This canvas silhouette hangs on the wall in our house.

I made it myself, it’s a silhouette of our kids playing in the water.

canvas silhouette

It’s quite big, about 80×100 cm (that is about 31.5 x 39.5 inches).

I ordered the canvas once with a picture of my husband on it, but he didin’t like it so much any more so I got a free pass to make something else from it!

That’s always fun ๐Ÿ™‚

I first painted the canvas in the same color as the opposite wall.

For the silhouette, I altered a picture of the kids into black&white, and then blew it up to the size of my canvas with Rasterbator.

That site is very handy, it will enlarge your picture and turn it into a series of print-size papers which you then can print out yourself.

You can tape the prints together to make a poster. I used the poster to transfer the picture with carbon paper onto the canvas, and then painted the silhouette with a grey wallpaint.

Wait, wall paint you say? no acrylic paint?

well, acrylic is also a very good choice but I had this paint in my house and thought it would look nice. And it does, it gives a “cloudy” effect.

You can see the cloudy effect clearly in the kids. I made this canvas silhouette about three years ago, they have grown quite a bit since then.

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I really like my new wall deco, and so does Hubby ๐Ÿ™‚

Mission succeeded!