Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tuesday Spotlight

Hi Sugar addicts, Erica here! Have I got a treat for you this week! I have asked the extremely talented Astrid, who's also from The Netherlands (bit of patriottism there ;o)) and a new recruit to the Sugar Nellie DT to be in the Spotlight, and here's what she has to say and show you!

Just look at this card she made for us, isn't it gorgeous:

Using Butterfly Girl

*Start by telling us a little about you:
Hello ladies, I am Astrid, 51 years young, married to Bert, mother of two lovely children, Elisa 17 and Colin 15. We live in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. I don’t work, so I have a lot of time to craft ;o)

*When did you start card making and what made you start?
Oh my, this is difficult for me, I started a long time ago (I was 38), I was going through a divorce, I was diagnosed with breast cancer so I had to find something to take my mind off all the trouble around me ;o). The children were very little, so I had to stay at home every evening. A neighbour introduced me to crafting, at first it was 3D cards, then doing some knitting and finally scrap cards.

*What is your preferred colouring medium?
I prefer to colour with my Copics, but ….. colouring with Prismacolor pencils on kraft cardstock is also a lot of fun to do!

*What is your fave Simply Sassy stamp?
Actually I love them all, it’s so hard to make a decision, all these beautiful stamps are lovely!!

*How did you notice the Simply Sassy stamps the first time?
I first noticed them through my best and dearest friend Tiets (also a member of the Sugar Nellie DT), then I started to follow the Sugar Nellie blog

*What is your favourite style (card making)?
I really love cards with some vintage on it, nice soft colours.

*And what would you love to see more of at the Simply Sassy blog?
Difficult question, on the Simply Sassy blog is everything we need, lovely cards, tutorials, so you don’t have to change anything for me! Although...I would love some sentiments to go with these fantastic Sassy stamps!

Thank you for asking me to be in the spotlight, I am so honoured!!

Astrid xxx


Now of course I went snooping around Astrid's Blog, (which is realllly worth a visit, so many gorgeous cards to be seen!) and I found some more Sassy girls:

Using Fabulous Darling (sold out at the mo')

Using Secret Santa

Thank you Astrid for letting us put you on the spot ;o) and for making
such a gorgeous card for us!


  1. Stunning cards Astrid ! Hugs, Marion

  2. Beautiful card Astrid, and i lovely intervieuw.
    Hugs Astrid

  3. Wow, they are all beautiful, and great to read something about you Astrid.
    gr. Liesbeth

  4. ze zijn weer geweldiggggg gaaf hoor Assie... wat een plaatjes!
    Liefs Tiets

  5. Thanksssss girls :)

    hugs Astrid xx

  6. A lovely showcase Astrid, big congrats, Jo x

  7. congratulations, Astrid, so deserved! your cards are simply awesome!
    hugs, Alina

  8. Wow Astrid, all of your cards are gorgeous!

  9. The use of lace on each of these projects is quite striking - I'm torn between the card using Retail Therapy & the one using Butterfly Girl, both are striking in their own way. The colour scheme of Butterfly Girl is particularly striking.
    Paula (PEP)