Monday, December 31, 2012

Project Life ..... Yipeeh, I made it ....

TWIST ..... or my "bundle of joy"!
My version of "Project Life"

Almost 8 pounds of memories of 2012.

To be honest, I didn't think I would stick with it. Sometimes I forgot to take notes, sometimes I was short of pictures, but somehow I always managed to finish week after week after week. 

Now I am so proud of myself and DH, who really worked with me on this. Taking pics, remembering things etc.

I'm ready for 2013, already got my album and my protectors :)

Tag Album 2012

For a tag swap I created this book and 24 tags ...

The book has 8 paper bags with covers to hold the tags.

Have a good start into 2013!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Design Team Call at *My Sketch World*

My Sketch World Design Team Call

Please register at My Sketch World Forum before you send in the application and we would like to get to know you during the call. Let me know that you have registered so we can activate you!


Please include this with your creations: 
MSW username 
Email Address 
Blog Link 
Online Gallery links 
List of other Design Teams

Please Send us : 2 of your favorite layouts or cards that are based on my sketches. One has to be brand new and never been seen before. The other one can be older ones that have been seen. 

"What to include with your creations" list, to say whether you prefer the Card DT or the LO DT or BOTH

I am looking for people that can create just layouts or cards but can also create ATC's, Altered Projects and Mini Albums with the sketches (ANY MIXED MEDIA)

The Design Team will be required to: 
*Post on your blog your creations and events that will be going on at MSW 
*Complete 1 or 2 layouts/cards per month using my sketches that I provide
* Post ONE Tutorial during your term in the blog/forum 
*Host a DT Challenge every other month during your term 
*Enthusiastically participate in our crops and contests
*Participate in Message Board and DT blog discussions
* Participate in Facebook MSW Page
*Leave praise in the gallery 
*Post your DT creations on galleries and blogs throughout the web, whenever possible 
*Help moderate the MB and alert the Admin if you find anything inappropriate 
*Post our Design Team Blinkie in your signatures and also on your blog 

Our Message Board is our Special Home filled with wonderful women who come together for fun, inspiration, encouragement and support. As a DT member, you will need to be a highly visible asset on our MB and help to continue with the relationship building that makes our board so special.

This position is for a 6 month term starts Feb 2013 to August 2013

Please send your creations and information to Lucy at

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mini Book for Christmas .....

I decided to create a mini book for the 12 days we spent with Lotte in August. 

Since I kept a diary on her, it was easy to bring back the  memories of each day, all the fun we had with her, but also all the worries and pain. 

We just hope she found someone who loves her as much as we did.

Lots of photos to share, some of the pages I had already shown in the past months, this is the finished book now.

The journaling is either written directly on the page or on tags hidden underneath the photos. The embellishments on the spine are all of her favorite toys along with her security tag and some ribbons.

Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Make a MOO or two .....

What's a MOO?

A Moo is a little card sized 2.8 x 7 centimeters, or approximately 1.1 x 2.8 inches. 
Beside this fixed size it is what you make of it! 

Let me tell you, this is fun. It is a bit difficult at first, now I love it. DH said, that pretty soon we'll be designing on postage stamps, which gives me the idea .....

Calendar 2013

I created this calendar for a blog buddy.
All the months are stamped with different images.

Thanks so much Deb for sending me the file for the months!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

My last Christmas Tag ....

..... for the 12 Tags of 2012 at the Tim Holtz Blog..
This is one I really like, I love the Christmas colours, I'm not so much into Blues ...

You all have a wonderful time at Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Presents for my friend!

No, I can't show you the presents yet, she might sneak in :)

I just wanted to share the beautiful paper I bought at the Swedish furniture store. I cut some poinsettias, crumbled them up and sprayed them with Licorice Glimmer Mist, looks awesome ...

Unfortunately I forgot to take a close up picture before I sent the package to her :(

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Some Christmas Cards ...

Some of the cards I already sent out to my friends .....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week139 ~ Snowman Fun

It's been some time since I participated in any challenges, this one at CCCB sounds like fun to me.

I used Kraft Core Cardstock, the Tim Holtz Snowman, the trees are Unity Stamps. The frame is hand cut and I used my favorite embossing folder by Spellbinders.

The beautiful snowflake is out of my stash, but I still remember who gave it to me! It was Martina, she sent it for my birthday last year along with some other beauties!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 ....

Tim has created 2 tags for the month of December. 

I started with the one I thought I couldn't manage at all, since I don't like water on my creations and fuzzy cutting is not one of my most favorite techniques. 

I used Faded Jeans and Antique Bronze for the background, sorry the camera didn't pick that up, it looks great. I will mix those two colours again!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Better get started ....

... with my production.

I am not really in the *Christmas Cardmaking Mood* yet, but I was inspired and created this card yesterday. 

I think I want to make a few more of them, even though they're not suited for mass production since it takes so many steps to create them.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A little something ...

..... for the front door .....

Don't dare think I was inspired by Tim, just don't ;)

Have a good start into the new week!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wreath for Advent .....

... this is what I created for this year's Advent wreath ...

... all very natural, we love it!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The lantern and how to make one ...

..... or rather don't!

This is my lantern right after I finished it. 

I proudly put it on the mantelpiece!

A few hours later DH comes home and asks me if I had done it on purpose !?!?!?!? 

I didn't get it. 

He said it was beautiful the way it turned out, all crooked and bent just like the Haunted House in a film he had seen a long time ago. I about fell off my chair when I turned and looked .....

What we learned today?
Do not use cardstock to create a lantern, always use sturdy chip board!!

I personally think it was cast by a bad spell from the very beginning. I ordered the die, they didn't deliver, so I got it at another place and it took forever.

Monday, November 26, 2012

She never ceases to amaze me ....

... please take a look at the wonderful card she made for me! 

I am so tickled about the beautiful paper and the stickers she has sent me. 

Thanks so much Ira, love you!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

November Card Sketch ....

..... at My Sketch World. Please hop on over and look at all the beautiful cards our team has created!

This is my take:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Speak up .....

..... I can't hear you!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Some impressions on my run ...

The weather is very bad, but I still found some nature worth taking a picture on my run this week ..... I just love it when the sun comes up so very slowly through the fog.

You all have a good weekend!

Friday, November 2, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 ....

.... this time I didn't wait until November,30th ... ;)

Here is my take on his challenge!

So many techniques in this tag, I just love to try them all and see the results.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Some ATC's ....

.... I sent to one of my blog buddies to the Philippines for Halloween. Fortunately they arrived yesterday right on time ;)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sometimes you win ..... 12 tags of 2012!

Actually this is my *HALLOWEEN* entry into the 12 TAGS OF 2012 from Tim Holtz, but I got carried away. I started with the tissue paper and used almost the same colours as he did. But then my mind wandered off and I ended up with a total different story. I don’t use glitter anyway so there is none in my stash, but I do love Antiquities and used a lot of it on my creation. Hope you all enjoy it ;)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Some 30+ years ago ...

...this layout was published in the latest issue of the SrapArtZine

Thanks so much Jana and Andrea for considering one of my creations again!

You all have a wonderful sunny Sunday!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A tag for a friend ....

.... in Scandinavia for Halloween.

I hope she will enjoy it ;)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A little purse ....

.... or two ;)

For one of the issues of the Stampers' Sampler I created these purses. 
Unfortunately the mail was lost on the way across the pond :(

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 9 and 10 of the WCMD event ...

Day 9 called for pink again, not my colour, but I managed ...

Something for a friend on day 10.....
I love that JustRite stamp, it is huge!