Vielen Dank

This card was made to order to thank a very generous parent couple who have been providing free drinks to all our PTA events in school. It was hard for me to come up with a fairly neutral card which would be nice but not too feminine or masculine. And as they own a local…

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Creative with Stamps Challenge – Shoes

Hi all, its a new month and a new challenge over at Creative with Stamps! This month’s theme is “Shoes” and it was a difficult one for me as I don’t really like shoes. WHAT! Don’t like shoes??? I can hear all you ladies out there yelling in shock and disbelief! Well to be more…

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Stamping with a die cut + video

I wanted to enter the Altenew challenge with a large flower stamp outline that I could colour in, but realised I didn’t have any. Then I looked at my new Altenew layered floral cover die A and thought, hmmm… maybe I can stamp with it! So I tried it… and loved the result! Can you…

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Vielen Dank

While I was away, my kind neighbours looked after some Roses I recently bought when I was at a recent Rose fair here in Ulm, so I made a card with a rose on it to thank them for taking care of them so well. Thats the Ulmer Munster in the background, the cathedral which…

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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…

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Books & Book Marks

Going on holidays is nice…except I can’t craft! 😉 So after a long break, I started reading again. That was also quite necessary as I am now running an English book club at the local International Women’s Academy here in Ulm! The IWA is like a community centre I guess, with courses in everything you…

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We’re still hot

When CASual Fridays Stamps came out with this stamp, I knew I had to have it! This was so appropriate for what I’ve been going through the last year. Although I’m right in my menopause stage, I’ve never felt so young and creative, even when I was young(er)! Having pre-teens in the house help a lot,…

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One stamp 3 ways – Hero Arts Fuschia

I can’t help it, now that I’m no longer afraid to use my colour pencils or watercolour, I just can’t stop colouring my flower stamps that were beckoning at me for so long to play with them. So this is not going to be the last of what I will now call, my “2017 Flower…

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I did it! No line colouring with Prismacolor

After a week of intensive daily online drawing lessons, I decided it was time to try colouring those beautiful flower stamps I have… and I did it! I managed to colour a flower and make it RESEMBLE a flower! Woohoo! I am so happy and proud of myself. I now truly believe that anyone can…

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1st Painting Lesson

The last time I took a painting class, it was in school where I tried to make an apple look more than a round object with a twig on the top…and I failed miserably. Since then, I have always considered myself useless at creating anything with a pen, brush, crayons or anything else where my…

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