Simply Neutrals #46




Hello sweet friends,

Gosh, it's time again for another Simply Neutrals. Time flies... So...
Hello hello and a warm welcome to Simply Neutrals for July 2018!

Today I'm sharing some photos I took in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland.

This summer we will be spending some time in the mountains again, so it might take some time for me to be able to visit your blogs. But the SNT party will go on, so please join!

And dear Jo had a great idea: from now on the link up will last the whole month in stead of for one or two weeks only. So you will have the whole month of July to join the party of July. And if you feel like joining multiple times, please feel free to do so!




Back to my photos: top left of this second photo collage is a dairy farmer who is cleaning the huge pot in which he makes Alpine cheese the traditional way. Next to him is the oven.

The cheese gets its unique taste from the alpine herbs that the cows eat during the summer months, when they spend their time on the higher grounds in the mountains. I always love hearing the sound of the bells they carry. It's so typical for the Alpines. Can't wait to be going there again this summer! 


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FEATURE OF LAST MONTH


I don't think it will come as a surprise that the feature this week is a gorgeous fabric art journal created by dear Suzy of suziqusthreadworks. My goodness, just stunning! And what I really love is that it is a journal that has so many elements that are so close to Suzy's heart: the theme of friendship, the warm neutral tones, the pre-Raphaelite paintings, fabrics and papers that Suzy (eco-)dyed and printed by hand herself, gorgeously rich fabrics and laces, embroidery and a vintage bohemian style. What's not to love?




Please check her blog post HERE to see more of this gorgeous journal!




Dear Suzy, here is your well deserved feature blog button if you'd like to use it:




On to this month's party!




SIMPLY NEUTRALS #46




To join the party, please keep the following things in mind:

1) Please link only to the blogpost that contains the photo(s) you want to share, and not to your blog's homepage.

2) Kindly link back to AppleApricot by putting a link to my blog in your blogpost.

Of course you're most welcome to use the blog button of Simply Neutrals Tuesday as well
(which can be found in the sidebar of my blog)

3) Link ups to both new and older blog posts are welcome.

4) You can link up from your blog, but if you do not have a blog but would love to link up from your instagram or other social media account, that's perfectly fine too.

Beware though, that may be not everyone can come visit and/or leave you a comment there.

5) Please take time to visit some of the other link ups and send them some love.


Time for the link up!

xx Wen


Simply Neutrals Tuesday linky party at AppleApricot



You have the whole month of July to link up!






Simply Neutrals #45




Hello dears!

Welcome to the Simply Neutrals monthly linky party for the month of June. I'm sorry I'm a bit late today! From now on it will look all a bit different because I changed from paid subscription to the free one of the InLinkz linky tool. So instead of little thumbnails showing up in the link up, there will now be only text links. I hope you don't mind? (And I hope it's working properly. Please let me know if it isn't!)

My entry for this month is a collection of some of the round robin pages I created over the years.


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FEATURE OF LAST MONTH


I really loved the card Esther created! Esther is new to the party, so please give her a warm welcome. Her blog is called Shoregirl's Creations. Here is her beautiful card:




The textures, the warm hues, the sweet little birdie and beautiful flowers, it is all looking so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us, Esther, and if you like, you can use this "I was featured" blog button on your blog:




On to this week's party!




SIMPLY NEUTRALS #45




To join the party, please keep the following things in mind:

1) Please link only to the blogpost that contains the photo(s) you want to share, and not to your blog's homepage.

2) Kindly link back to AppleApricot by putting a link to my blog in your blogpost.

Of course you're most welcome to use the blog button of Simply Neutrals Tuesday as well
(which can be found in the sidebar of my blog)

3) Link ups to both new and older blog posts are welcome.
Of course it would be nice if you link up to a new or recent blog post, but if there is something from the archives you'd really want to link up here, then please feel welcome to do so.

4) You can link up from your blog, but if you do not have a blog but would love to link up from your instagram or other social media account, that's perfectly fine too.
Beware though, that may be not everyone can come visit and/or leave you a comment there.

5) Please take time to visit some of the other link ups and send them some love.
The most recently added link ups will show in the list first.

Time for the link up!

xx Wen


Simply Neutrals Tuesday linky party at AppleApricot









Simply Neutrals #44




Hello dear friends,

Thank you so much for your wonderful and supportive messages last week! I'm happy to get such a positive feedback on the change I suggested.

So, from now on Simply Neutrals will be held once a month, the first Tuesday of each month, starting with this week.

(Let's see how this will work out in the summer months though, when we have our summer holidays here on the northern hemisphere.)




More beach photos I'm sharing with you today. Not far from where we live there is this large sandy beach. Well, actually all of the coast of The Netherlands is one giant sand beach with dunes. There are also cozy old harbor villages with fisherman's cottages, and large modern ports with huge vessels. Actually most of Holland (which The Netherlands is also called) is a river delta. Many rivers come through our country on their last length towards the North Sea.





Simply Neutrals #43 - a needed change


the Sea Gull highschool :)


Hello dear friends, welcome to Simply Neutrals!

Last week we celebrated the 8th birthday of the City Crafter Challenge blog, run and hosted by Kirsty. Every week for 8 years already she is hosting the linky party there. I'm so much in awe! Because to be honest, I find it quite challenging to do this every week, and I only just started!

I know how much these neutral-love parties mean to you and me, the weekly gathering is so wonderful, inspiring, and it makes me so happy to have these cozy gatherings with you where we share and chat with each other. And you my dears have left me similar comments.


Simply Neutrals #42 and happy birthday City Crafter!


butterfly card by AppleApricot


Hello dears, welcome to Simply Neutrals!

Today I have two posts in one here on AppleApricot due to another party that's going on today at City Crafter challenge blog (CCCB). It's City Crafter's birthday!


butterfly card by AppleApricot


Yay, happy birthday CCCB!!!


butterfly card by AppleApricot (detail)


In the past I was a design team member for CCCB. Because City Crafter has its 8th birthday this month of April, Kirsty asked the past team members to make a card that the present design team will then CASE (or kind of remake in their own styles).

This week is my turn. And this is my card.


butterfly card by AppleApricot


Thank you Kirsty, so good to join the CCCB-team again for this week!

I used wallpaper samples, pieces of an antique French postcard that I scanned, a wildflower book page, a piece of vellum that I had printed a flower print on, two paper flowers, one little rhinestone, a text stamp, three butterflies from the internet, some machine-stitching, and a bit of distress ink.


butterfly card by AppleApricot (detail)


Come join us at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week and CASE my card!

Back to Simply Neutrals linky party now...