Altenew Educator Certification Program – Stencil technique

It seems a while since I posted but I’ve been busy learning new techniques, finishing paintings for gifts and my weekends have also been busy with parties, dinners…. The end of the school year is always quite hectic as we all try to cram and see each other before the 6 week summer break or…

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Creative with Stamps – Reminder Reindeer challenge

Hi all. I’m back today to remind you about our on-going challenge at Creative with Stamps and the theme is Reindeer. So create any Reindeer themed card, and as long as there is stamping somewhere on it, you’re welcome to link it up here, and you might be the lucky winner of 3 digi stamps…

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New Discovery – Shimmerz Paints!

Hi all! You know how I’m always looking for new products or new techniques to make my cards with, well today I’m so excited to share a range of products I just bought from Shimmerz Paints. They are a company that make watercolours, sprays and pastes, and so far I am incredibly happy with the…

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Adding shine to Embossing paste + Video

Hi all! I’m writing a really quick post today to share a video with you on how I made this card shine, using embossing paste with Brushos and Glimmer spray! This is also the first card I’m making for a sick child as part of a program I just joined called Zippy Zebra’s Smiles &…

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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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Easy Embossing Paste with Stencil technique + Video

Quite a few things inspired me to make this beautiful card using distress inks, a stencil and clear embossing paste. The first was Gayatri’s gorgeous card she made as DT for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. I loved the effect so much I had to try it myself. The second were the beautiful colours…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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