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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… Continue reading Stamping with a die cut + video

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Summer Staycation

Its August and the weather is still hot and humid in Ulm. I thought that since the good weather came quite early this year, that it would end just as quickly. Apart from a few days of below 15degC though, most days are in the high 20s sometimes even in the 30s! Obviously its nothing… Continue reading Summer Staycation

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Watercolour Tissue art!

As most of you who follow me know by now, that I love learning new techniques! Apart from Jennifer McGuire from whom I've learnt tons of techniques, another blog I love where I've learnt many strange-to-me techniques, is the CAS Mixed Media card Challenge blog.  Making a clean and simple mixed media card is always a… Continue reading Watercolour Tissue art!

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With this ring I thee wed…

I attended a friend's wedding this weekend and it is so nice to have 1.Young enough friends & 2. Friends who still believe in marriage! ( I guess those 2 go together...). During the marriage we were asked to write notes they would read 1 year later and I was struggling to try and write… Continue reading With this ring I thee wed…

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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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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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And so the adventure begins…

Yes its Graduation time and even though my kids are still a few years away from graduating from high school, some of my friends have their children graduating this weekend. As our kids attend the International school here, those graduating, even the Germans, will probably be leaving Ulm. They will go to a university somewhere… Continue reading And so the adventure begins…