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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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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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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…

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Guest Designer CASology

I am so honoured to be a Guest Designer over at CASology. It is my first time so I was thrilled when Melissa asked me if I wanted to be a GD as part of the prize for having won their challenge with this card. The theme for this week's challenge is Medicine and it… Continue reading Guest Designer CASology