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Trompe l’Oeil

"Trompe-l'œil is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions." - Wikipedia. OK... my card is not that sophisticated, but I was going for that effect! I used to think using design paper on hand made cards was "cheating", and so I put away… Continue reading Trompe l’Oeil

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Its summer in Ulm!

Yes! After the long cold winter, summer has come early to Ulm! Since the beginning of June, we have been having sun and temperatures up to 30deg C! I'm already so tanned just spending late afternoons swimming in our neighbourhood lake, after the kids come out of school. Heres a pic of me and the… Continue reading Its summer in Ulm!

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Calling All Sistahs- Encouragement Challenge

Its our second Encouragement Challenge over at the Calling All Sistahs blog and we have this fabulous Inspiration pic to fire up your creativity! The idea of these monthly Encouragement challenges, is to make a card for someone who might need a little lift because they are going through a rough time due to illness,… Continue reading Calling All Sistahs- Encouragement Challenge

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Calling All Sistahs – Breast Cancer check

Its that time of the month again! Feel em up and check yourselves for any lumps in your breasts! I never used to do it so regularly until I joined this movement organised by Michele from Casual Friday Stamps. She started this when she herself got breast cancer, to make sure everyone checks themselves each month… Continue reading Calling All Sistahs – Breast Cancer check

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Colouring with Zigs & Prismacolor

I made these 2 cards late one night when inspiration hit me just before I was going to bed. I get most of my inspirations at night so I end up sleeping too late and then I'm tired the whole day and lose my mojo... Why can't I wake up in the mornings and cry… Continue reading Colouring with Zigs & Prismacolor

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Easy flower water colouring method

First of all, let me make it clear that I am no expert in water colouring, having only just started. So the following tips I am giving is not advice from a specialist, just a way I found to do some easy water colouring on the flower stamps I have that might help you start… Continue reading Easy flower water colouring method

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Happy Birthday!

So many of my friends are having birthdays this month that I'm struggling to keep up with the production! 😉 But its so nice to start crafting daily again after such a long pause of... 10 whole days and my mojo is slowly coming back. This card was also made to celebrate the 3rd birthday… Continue reading Happy Birthday!