1st Painting Lesson

The last time I took a painting class, it was in school where I tried to make an apple look more than a round object with a twig on the top...and I failed miserably. Since then, I have always considered myself useless at creating anything with a pen, brush, crayons or anything else where my … Continue reading 1st Painting Lesson

Just one little Fri-die

I have this pile of gatefold cards I bought a year ago at a craft fair, with a fantastic idea of what to do with them, but obviously once I got home, I couldn't remember why I bought them! To make matters worse, they are shiny card stock, so not possible to do any blending or … Continue reading Just one little Fri-die

Smooshing Wooshing

There are a lot of techniques to make cards out there and I think I learn at least one new one a week! After I've learnt all of them, if thats even possible, I'm eager to see which style I settle in. For the moment I feel like I'm all over the place, as I'm always … Continue reading Smooshing Wooshing

Stencil Madness

Stencils are one of my favourite products to use as they are so versatile. They can be used as embossing folders, stamps, die cuts and just stencils! In this post I even created my own stencil from a cut file, as I wanted to join in the Stencil challenge over at Winnie & Walter's 3rd birthday bash … Continue reading Stencil Madness

Inspirational Sources + prize winners

Its very rare that I make a card that is inspired by just me, myself and I. I think the only cards I make where I'm not (consciously) influenced by others are my shadow box cards. The other day, a friend asked me to make a card for his father's 75th and when he told … Continue reading Inspirational Sources + prize winners

Artistic Compromise

When I started out making cards, it was just an outlet for my artistic cravings that was pent up in me for so long that I never even knew I had them! Since I started turning my card fanaticism into a tiny business though (only in size not in hours spent...), I have been confronted … Continue reading Artistic Compromise

Water colour Thank you

I made some thank you cards for one of my customers using a water colour wash background technique. I've been dying to try it out and finally put brush to water using Stampin'Up inks and normal acrylic paints. I followed this technique by Scraps and Stamps and even though my result is nowhere as nice as hers, … Continue reading Water colour Thank you

Valentine’s Day is for everyone

I just finished a new design for my Valentine's Day shadow cards collection, and as I was creating this card, it brought back memories of the time I was in high school. It was an all girls school and we used to secretly give Valentines Day cards to girls we admired! It was always nice to receive … Continue reading Valentine’s Day is for everyone

Watercolour shaker card

Now that my first self designed hand made shadow box cards are finally out on Etsy and DeWanda, just in time for Chinese New Year, I have a little time to "play" in a few challenges before the orders come flooding in (wishful thinking)... :). I was happy to be able to make another watercolour card with … Continue reading Watercolour shaker card

Celebrate

Today is St Nikolaus in Germany. The kids leave their shoes out so that St Nikolaus can leave them a little gift of normally oranges, chocolates and peanuts! In our children's school, the PTA helps St Nikolaus distributes these gifts the evening before. So last night I felt like a little German Elf distributing 200 little … Continue reading Celebrate