:::Halloween Spooky:::


While editing this morning I lost our theme from this week. Hope to have links to all your work up shortly.

:::Hands Sampler:::


We had many beautiful creations this past week. Each arch had meaning. Thank you for sharing your creations with us!



This week’s challenge at Gothic Arches is :::Hands:::.

What do you think of when creating something with the :::Hands::: theme?
Small children and their hands? hands praying? holding hands? whatever it may be…we would love to see your gothic arch creations here.

Our hostess this week is Hermine Koster who has created this beautiful arch with the sweet little children. You may visit Hermine’s blog:
http://herminesplace.wordpress.com/ to see more of her gorgeous creations.

A bit about this week’s hostess…
I live in The Netherlands. I am married for 17 years now and we have a beautiful son, who is our pride and joy. I have been creating all my life, even when I was little I always have been busy. And what I like the most is that this hobby connects people from all over the world. It is a treat to watch all that gorgeous artwork and meet so many sweet people.

Ik woon in Nederland. Ik ben inmiddels alweer 17 jaar getrouwd en we hebben een prachtige zoon, onze trots. I ben al mijn hele leven creatief bezig, zelfs toen ik nog heel klein was, was ik al bezig met dingen te maken. Maar waar ik het meeste van hou is dat deze hobby mensen van over de hele wereld met elkaar verbindt. Het is altijd zo fantastisch om al die prachtige kunstwerken te bekijken en zoveel aardige mensen te ontmoeten.

:::Let’s Party Sampler:::



So many fun and festive party arches this week! beautiful work – thanks for playing!

:::Let’s Party:::


Happy Birthday Dymphie!

Our hostess this week is Dymphie Meeuwissen – it is also her birthday! Dymphie selected the theme “party” for this weeks challenge – how perfect could that be? She created this adorable and whimsical arch that is so perfect for our theme!
What do you think of when the word “party” comes to mind? fun with family and friends? lots of presents and cake? whatever your inspiration is we hope you will share it with us in the form of a gothic arch!

When Nancy asked me to be guest hostess this Sunday I was thrilled and there was this one theme that popped right up in my mind: “Party Time!” Why? It’s my birthday today. This is the most delightful present I had in  years. Thank you Nancy!
I’m living in the Netherlands, married, no kids and working almost full-time. I learned bookbinding some years ago and in need of ways to decorate my covers I started to stamp. This led me into altered items and  mixed media. I love it all. I hardly make any books at the moment but am  longing to have some more time at my hands to start that craft again. I
love to do it, the accurate way of working is giving me peace of mind.
For this week: ‘Let’s Party!’


Toen Nancy me vroeg om deze zondag gastvrouw te zijn was ik helemaal 
overdonderd. Het thema dat onmiddellijk naar boven kwam was: “Feest!”.
Waarom? Het is vandaag mijn verjaardag. Dit is het leukste kado in
jaren. Dank je wel Nancy!

Ik woon in Nederland, getrouwd, geen kinderen en ik werk bijna
full-time. Een aantal jaren terug heb ik leren boekbinden en om de banden te 
decoreren ben ik begonnen met stempelen. Dit bracht me aan het
‘altered’ werk en gemengde technieken. Ik vind het allemaal leuk. Op het moment
maak ik bijna geen boeken, maar ik zou graag wat meer tijd omhanden hebben
om weer te starten met dit ambacht. Ik kan er echt van genieten daar mee 
bezig te zijn, het is heerlijk rustgevend precies werk.

Voor deze week: ‘Let’s Party!’

You may visit Dymphie’s blog Papier Avonturen to see more of her beautiful and inspirational artwork!

Happy Birthday Dymphie! I hope you have a party all week! 🙂

:::Flower Sampler:::



We had so many gorgeous creations this week. Thank you for inspiring us!

::: Flowers :::


This weeks theme at Gothic Arches is “Flowers”…what do you think of? a bright spring day with tulips blooming? a summer field of sunflowers? autumns harvest of mum plants? whatever comes to your mind we would love to see it in the form of a gothic arch.

Our Hostess this week is Godelieve Tijskens. She created this gorgeous flower arch for our challenge. Godelieve has been stamping for over 10 years. A bit about the artist…

I’m living in Belgium and I’m married to Chris for 28 years. We have two sons.
Chris and I are giving our son Bert the special attention and care he needs.
I’m addicted to stamping and blogging. It’s great to get in touch with stampers from all over the world. White is one of my favorite ‘colors’ but my projects turn out quite colorful most of the time.

You can visit her blog Stamping Mathilda for more inspiration.

:::Vacation/Places Sampler:::


 We had another week of beautiful entries! So many wonderful arches and places to visit!