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

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

Santa & his Reindeers

I really enjoyed making this card. I had fun colouring the minuscule images of Santa and his Reindeers and I felt liked a little kid again while doing so! I now understand why people take so much pleasure colouring in those Zen books. I think much has to do with it bringing us back to our … Continue reading Santa & his Reindeers

Book Marks

My sis posted a book club thingy on Facebook the other day. If you liked her post, you send your favourite book to someone she lists and you in turn get books from stangers around the world! I sent someone "The Four Agreements". Its one of my favourite books and I wish I had discovered it … Continue reading Book Marks

Learning German after 50

I grew up speaking English in Singapore and I studied Mandarin as a second language in school. When I was 25, I moved to France and managed to parler francais after 6 months. At 35 I started learning Spanish when I met my husband, who is from Madrid. So when we were ready to leave … Continue reading Learning German after 50

Thanks

Since I started making cards 6 months ago, my inspiration and teachers have all been the different artists I come across in Blogland. Seeing all your incredible creations out there really motivate me to use new methods...and obviously products! This card was no exception. I have never made a card with a background die as … Continue reading Thanks

Blossom like a butterfly

I love making cards with butterflies. Its amazing and inspirational to me, that they start out as squirmy little slugs, before they one day just metamorphose into gorgeous butterflies. Its my favourite comfort line to my daughter when she's feeling awkward with her body...but then I guess all teenage girls are in a hurry to become … Continue reading Blossom like a butterfly

To Have and to Hold

When it was certain that we were moving here from France, three years ago, I started gathering info on Ulm, the little city in the South of Germany where we would be moving to. During my on-line research, I met some wonderful people who spent time giving me information on the city, places to live … Continue reading To Have and to Hold

Shabby.. chic?

I didn't plan on making a shabby, maybe chic, card today and its not my normal style either. But I wanted to combine three challenges, using the colours in House of Cards, the sketch in Mojo Monday and using a doily for DiesRUs. So this is what it ended up looking like, and I was … Continue reading Shabby.. chic?

Calling All Sistah’s – August blog hop

1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, so CHECK YOURSELF & Schedule your yearly mammography! A fellow blogger, Michele Gross, of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps started an amazing campaign called "Calling All Sistahs", after her discovery of breast cancer. The idea behind it is to remind all women to do … Continue reading Calling All Sistah’s – August blog hop