Just Stamping around

I just realised that I don’t do much simple stamping on my cards. Meaning I mainly colour my stamps with colour pencils, watercolours, marker pens, alcohol inks… so today I decided to make a card just by stamping inks onto it! I used Tsukineko’s Versa Magic dew drop inks to stamp my black card as…

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Galaxy background card 1

Today will be the first in my series of ways to use water coloured Galaxy backgrounds on my card. The reason why I’m doing this is because I practised painting galaxies last month with my new Winsor & Newton paints and they were so sad just lying around feeling neglected and lifeless… (Get it? Lifeless…Galaxies……

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Auf Wiedersehen

Today was the last day of school for the kids and they had an assembly to say goodbye to teachers and friends who are leaving. This year it was harder for my daughter as she had to say goodbye to her Israeli and Danish friends, friends she has known and loved for the last 4…

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To Sir with Love

“The time has come, for closing books and long last looks must end.. how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume…” Who remembers that movie and that amazing song! I’m listening to it now and it still does something to me… Yes its the last week of school and as…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Mixed media CAS card

The theme over at CAS Mix Up card challenge this month is to use Embossing pastes or gels and I have been thinking all month about how to make a card with it and still have it clean and simple. And today it suddenly hit me… obviously before we had to leave for a day trip…

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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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