Yvonne van de Grijp - The Netherlands/Holland
I'm Yvonne and I live in The Netherlands/ Holland. I started making cards in 2008, due to a promise to send someone a handmade card at Christmas. How could I have known then that I would turn into a genuine papercraft addict within just months! I love combining die-cuts with stamped images and sentiments. My style could be described as romantic with a touch of nostalgia and I love "old looking colors" and adding distressed elements to my work. Although originally a cardmaker, I also make all kinds of mixed media projects (from making paper flowers to boxes, pimping up recycled objects, jewelry (yes...you can even combine that with stamping!) etc...No bounderies...as long it's original! The best compliment I can get is when someone gets inspired by something I made.
I live in the south of the Netherlands and share my life with the most wonderful man, Harrie, who I met over 12 years ago. By study I'm a lawyer, but nowadays I take full time care of my family, parents, my two English cocker Spaniel dogs (Phoebe being an 11 year old rescue dog from a Spanish shelter and Noozy a 12 week old puppy). I enjoy walking in the woods (which are closeby to where I live) or along the sea shore, love every season nature gives us, like cooking and gardening and I am fond of movies with happy endings. Besides papercrafting I like jewelry making, embroidery, knitting and crochet. I speak Dutch, German, English, Spanish and a little French.
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