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Pickmotion Christmas postcards

A couple of my photos are selected for postcards from Pickmotion. The first one that has been printed is a Christmas card.

Pickmotion postcards

In March this year, Pickmotion contacted me because they liked some of my photos. Long story short, here is the first postcard from Pickmotion with a photo of mine. Merry Christmas, Fröhliche Weihnachten or Bonne Année! Love to see the printed cards, they are beautiful and I like the way they designed it.

Moments that Matter

Pickmotion has its office in Berlin. The postcards are available in 600 shops throughout Europe. Unique photography by international Instagrammers on postcards! The cards are printed especially to evoke the times of instant photography. For "Moments that Matter".

Can't wait to see how the other cards will turn out.

Winter time

Speaking of Christmas, are you already getting in the decoration mood? Have a look at my Instagram account, it is getting more Christmassy every day and I am so inspired by other Instagrammers who started decorating their house. I love the winter time, making it cosy inside and spending quality time with family and friends. Gather around the fireplace, preparing delicious food, having dinner at a big table together.

In winter nature is resting, the birds are more quiet. The trees outside have already lost their leaves. And maybe we will be lucky and have some snow. This picture is from last december.

Winter landscape

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." 

Lewis Carroll

Wishing you all a lovely Holiday season!


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Instagram photos turned into Art

Finally I made time to write this post about the talented artists who make art inspired by my photos on Instagram. Every time an artist sends me a message about what they have created I can't wait to have a look. Each of them have a different style and technique and they are all unique and special. It makes me so happy that my photos are an inspiration to others.

In this post I am sharing some of my favourite artworks, you can slide to see the photo and the illustration. If you are also inspired by my photos and made a drawing or painting, please send me a message of what you have created and maybe I will share it on my blog next time!

Here are some of my favourite Instagram artworks, don't forget to slide! ↔

Illustrated by Young K.

llustrated by Harriet Lowther

Instagram illustrations

Instagram illustrations

Instagram illustrations

Instagram illustrations

Harriet also made a pin of this illustration, you can buy it in her Etsy shop! I have one too and I am so happy with it.

Illustrated by Georgie Ravenscroft

Painted by Maryse Kok

Painted by Holly Hoffman

Illustrated by hakunamatata_0_

Drawing by Bibipar

Illustrated by YirAn

Painted by Panícula

Drawing by Yiota Efthimiou

Painted by Raíssa Bulhões


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Display your favourite place of the world with Mapiful



A poster from Mapiful has been on my wish list for a while. I was thrilled to order a print. This particular poster will be a present for my eldest son. He is traveling overseas for the first time and I thought it would be special if he would get a print of the city where he starts his journey, New York.


The poster from Mapiful is beautiful and I love the graphic design. The order process is really easy. You can customize the text if you want to. I decided to keep the original. But I also love the fact that you can make your own design, zoom in, zoom out and choose any place in the world to display. The poster was delivered from Sweden in no time.


Love the stunning design of the maps ♡


I am proud of my son and especially the person he has become. Soon he will be moving out of our home, into the world. This poster will always remind him of his first journey, traveling the world.

What is your favourite place in the world?

If you want to design and order your own Mapiful poster just go to their website. And check out their Instagram account, it shows posters in different settings from all over the world.

This post was made in collaboration with Mapiful


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Plant lady DIY cross stitch kit

Lucky me when I was asked to try the DIY cross stitch kit with the pattern "Plant Lady" from Cotton Clara.


Inside the pretty package I found a card with a nice personal message from Chloe the owner, a wooden board cut with the cross stitch pattern, yarn, a needle, the instructions and a little fabric bag to keep the banner in.

The instructions where very easy to follow and I finished my banner in no-time.


I love the banner. It also makes a great gift.  Cotton Clara sells more designs, you can find them in her Etsy shop. I also like the handwriting boards she makes, you can check them out at her Instagram.


This post was made in collaboration with Cotton Clara


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Paper objects | Imre van Buuren
Imre van Buuren art

ladies bag with embroided paper shells.

Lovely work of Imre van Buuren.

Next to her work as a Graphic Designer at buromarmelade Imre makes beautiful paper objects.

Paper objects | Imre van Buuren

Paper objects | Imre van Buuren


paper ladies bag.



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