From Holland… with Love!

The lovely Julie Laporte, winner of the Valentine cards giveaway, has posted a series of photos in Facebook about her goodies.

This is what she wrote (translated from Spanish into English):

I received a notification that I was one of the winners of a give away. People that “Like”(d) the PinkMoon Evenementen & Design page in Facebook would be participating in a raffle for two of their original Valentine cards. What a big emotion it was to find in my post an envelope sent to me from Amsterdam! Mi dear Mara Su lives and owns a design business there. Thanks Su it has been a very happy event! Good luck and blessings!

Julie: This is the first time that I receive a letter from Europe, with stamps cancelled from Amsterdam! I’m emotional! Thanks!

Julie: I opened the envelope and this is the lovely packaging I found inside! Really pretty, original! ♥ PinkMoon Evenementen & Design are the creators of these original designs and responsible of the smile I get in my face every time I remember such a beautiful detail! Thanks, thanks, thanks! ♥♥♥

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Yum… chocolate Easter card in Etsy

PinkMoon Evenementen & Design proudly presents a new item in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“Yum… chocolate” is a naughty and funny Easter card featuring a chick eating an Easter egg to send to the chocoholics in your life. All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival inkjet inks printed into cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope is wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy May your glass be ever full card HERE.

Card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world. If you need this to be sent by express shipping, let us know to adjust the shipping charges.

May your glass be ever full in Etsy

PinkMoon Evenementen & Design proudly presents a new item in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“May your glass be ever full” is a wishful and funny St. Patrick’s day card featuring a beer leprechaun to send to the people in your life with Irish blood or just to anybody you wish good. All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival inkjet inks printed into cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope is wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy May your glass be ever full card HERE.

Card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world. If you need this to be sent by express shipping, let us know to adjust the shipping charges.

Get well soon card in Etsy

PinkMoon Evenementen & Design proudly presents a new item in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“Love is the best medicine” is a sweet and funny Get well soon card to send to anybody in need of love and healing words. All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival inkjet inks printed into cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope is wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy Love is the Best Medicine card HERE.

Card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world. If you need this to be sent by express shipping, let us know to adjust the shipping charges.

Valentine Cards in Etsy

PinkMoon Evenementen & Design proudly presents two new items in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“You are the pretzel to my beer”  and “You are the cookie to my milk” are sweet and funny Valentines to send to the love of your life or a best friend. All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival inkjet inks printed into cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope is wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy Pretzel and Beer card HERE.

Buy Cookie and Milk card HERE.

Card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world. If you need this to be sent by express shipping, let us know to adjust the shipping charges.

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

OCD Placemats

Today I will be participating in a fun Heritage Potluck with some of my friends. I found this amusing product online that combines my favorite things: design and entertaining. No need to fuss anymore over table settings as this pad of place mats contains whimsical instructions on how to set the table. It has the look of an old blue print and for the environment conscious people, it is printed on partially recycled paper. The pad contains 50 mats and is available at cakevintage.com.Image

Pack and Go: Picnic Foods

Ready to enjoy the sun? This calls for a spontane picnic! Check out these two yummy menus and be ready to have your little party under the sun…

Mediterranean menu
This menu is really summery. Fresh salad, bread and Mediterranean side dishes such as olives.

  • A bottle of rosé wine
  • A thermos can filled with water, ice blocks and fresh mint
  • Salmon salad (combine mixed lettuces with fresh pasta and smoked salmon, make a dressing of olive oil mayonnaise with capers and fresh chopped dill)
  • French bread
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Fresh olives
  • Bread sticks wrapped in prosciutto
  • Cubed cheese
  • Strawberries and cream cheese

Fiesta menu
Many different tastes: salty from the tortilla chips and sweet from the tomatoes.

  • Mexican beer with lemons or limes
  • Tortilla chips
  • Fresh guacamole
  • Hot or mild sauce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Serrano ham filled with cream cheese
  • Mini dried chorizos
  • Seedless grapes
  • Melon salad

Enjoying Hydrangeas

A single blossom floating in a water filled globe bowl is beautiful way to dress up a table. Here are some tips to make them last longer:

  • Snip the flowers early in the morning or late in the evening at the woody stem.
  • Submerge the stem in water right after cutting it.
  • Increase water absorption by slicing the stem at a 45 degree angle.

Mix and Match Pancakes

I used to hate pancakes, but as I grew up I started developing love for them. Then I realized that what I don’t like are plain pancakes, so through time and experimenting I have tried some nice toppings or additions. If you want to entertain a crowd, just set out a griddle in the middle of a table with a good batch of pancake mix and all the goodies below so people can mix and match as they please. Don’t forget the butter!

 

  • any sort of nuts
  • peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • chocolate chips
  • chocolate sauce
  • cocoa powder
  • bacon
  • ham
  • breakfast sausages
  • marshmallows
  • marshmallow fluff
  • regular syrup
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • powdered sugar
  • brown sugar
  • buttercream icing
  • cinnamon
  • whipped cream
  • creme fraiche
  • sour cream
  • condensed milk
  • any flavor custard
  • any flavour ice cream
  • Greek yoghurt
  • strawberry yoghurt
  • banana
  • any flavor jam
  • fresh berries
  • lemon curd
  • chopped peaches
  • chopped apples
  • applesauce
  • chopped pineapple
  • papaya chunks
  • goat cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • cream cheese