Saturday, July 30, 2011


This weather makes me do crazy things, it makes me eat more, it makes me restless and it makes me copy from other talented crafters.

Vickie Kammerer showed some amazing work in the latest issue of "TAKE TEN", a magazine I wouldn't want to miss for anything and today I had nothing better to do than copy one of her cards. Forgive me Vickie, I just couldn't resist :(

We were traveling some days ago and one of the magazines of Stampington is always with me, when I stumbled across page 83 and held my breath. I immediately knew: I just NEED to make this card!
The fabulous thought behind it never left my mind since.

Today is the day.

Vickie made her cage of real copper, mine is just glimmermisted to make it look that way.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A *Quickie* for a fun challenge!

At Fun with ATC's we have a challenge: "My idea - your creation". The theme was Cinema, this is what I just created

Glimmer Mist for the background, the wing is an Invoke stamp, the sentiment by Autumn Leaves and Charlie ..... of course from my favorite: Graphic45

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On the beach ...

This is my entry for the challenge at Fun with ATCs, see the beach, the water, the sand, the tide?

Have a good Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse

She was my companion for many years, always on my player, whether in my studio, the gym, while running or just for fun. 

I was, and I still am, a great admirer of her art, her combination of different styles in music, whether soul, R&B or jazz. For me she was the queen of it all.

I very much regret that I have never been to one of her life concerts.

I was devastated to learn of her death on Saturday.

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's a shore thing

This is my entry for the challenge at the City Crafters Challenge Blog ... It's a shore thing ;)

The DP is "Stella & Rose" from My Mind's Eye, the stamp is one I  hadn't used before, because it's so huge. I think I set it aside for further use on Layouts.

Have a great start into the new week!


All the best for you on your special day my dear blog friend. Have a wonderful time today!

This is my present for you, I hope you have already received it ;)


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy Birthday - CAS

Very clean, very simple, very quick.

I embossed the chipboard with Antiquities and then again with a regular powder, looks great IRL.

My entry for the the #91 challenge at the Play Date Café.

I'm still suffering from my cold, this is my first day at the studio and I think I will have to call it a day already :(

Have a good Sunday!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dog Days

... I wish we had some ....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Banner

One of my friends has an upcoming birthday. She will receive a banner for her  studio. 

Well, her name isn't Anna-Katharina, but I thought I might as well start soon to get it finished in time. This is the first piece:

Friday, July 8, 2011

A little canvas for my friend!

My friend who had the knee surgery yesterday will have to stay at the hospital for quite some time now. I hope my tiny canvas will cheer her up a bit.

I entered this into the challenge #64 *Birds of a Feather* at the City Crafters Challenge Blog and Fun with shapes and more.

The canvas is 4x4", I covered it with white acrylic paint with a touch of brown. The dies you all know, don't you? Just added a button and some ribbons.

You all have a good weekend!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sketch #163 at Creative Scrappers

You know me, I love sketches. 

Today on my daily tour I found another challenge blog CREATIVE SCRAPPERS with sketches and I had to create a card this instant.

I turned the sketch as it fit my sentiment better.

I used BasicGrey *Max&Whiskers*, an image one of my blog buddies sent me and some Prima roses. The beautiful butterfly is from my swap partner Ros, thanks so much!

This card goes to a friend who had a knee surgery today, I'll drop it by her house tonight!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Our ATC Swap at City Crafters Challenge Blog

Today I received an enveolpe and I'm still doing the happy dance!

We had a challenge at CCCB for ATC's and anyone who entered could also join in the swap. We were all given a partner and we send our ATC plus a vintage gift to our partner. I teamed with Ros and I received these beautiful goodies today.

This is the lovely card she sent me:

... her stunning ATC

.. and can you imagine that all this is mine now? I am overwhelmed!

Thanks so much Ros and also thanks to Kirsty for her organization of the swap!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

King or Queen at Fun with ATC's

I'm honored to be guest designer at Fun with ATC's this week. This is my entry:

The background is sponged with Glimmer mist, the stamp I used is from a "home decoration" set. I stamped and embossed the edges and fuzzy cut one of Lisa's Altered Art image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July Challenge at MSW

I used the sticky canvas on my card for the challenge at MSW

Come on over and see what the design team has accomplished, so many beautiful creations.

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!

And a great weekend to everybody else!