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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… Continue reading Vielen Dank

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Wishing You Happiness

I made this card for my kids favourite teacher, who left the school to further her studies at Harvard. I wanted to make a card that  resembled her, bright, cheerful, young and enthusiastic about teaching! So Ms Martinez, I hope you liked it! I first stamped the pretty lotus from CAS-Usual Fridays Mon Ami set… Continue reading Wishing You Happiness

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Be your own kind of Beautiful

Just a quick post today as I'm actually on the road, in France, on our way to see some friends, who have a beach house in the South west of France, where we'll stay for a week. Its actually our first long vacation together as a family this year and we're already having a lot… Continue reading Be your own kind of Beautiful

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Waste not Want not

This was a very quick simple card to make so it will be a quick and simple post! I used the Perfect Card Making Formula which I talked about here, and scraps from a card I made which I wasn't happy with in the end.   I first die cut the intricate frame using Spellbinders… Continue reading Waste not Want not

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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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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!