Purely die cuts

The kids are back from their holiday in Spain and even though I am soooo happy to see them again after 2 weeks, they have thrown my crafting schedule (and every other schedule) out the window! There was also the yearly “Oath Monday” here in Ulm where, in the tradition of the constitution of the…

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Beauty from despair

I visited the Tate Modern in London when I was there 1 month ago and among the amazing paintings there, this one was my favourite and I wanted to share it with you. Richard Hamilton’s “The citizen”. Its not cause he has such a hot bod (no really!), but because there is so much dignity…

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Sunburst Watercolours

A good friend of mine is having her birthday this Sunday and she has been such a supporter to my card making, by ordering so many cards from me, that I wanted to make an especially nice card for her. As the sun has come out for the last two days too (its since gone…

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Masculine cards

I made some masculine cards for Father’s Day even though Father’s day in Germany is long over. It was in April, on a Thursday, on Ascension Day! In Germany, Father’s Day is celebrated with the men going out drinking with their male friends and you don’t even have to be a Father to join in the…

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Turning negative to positive

This is another post where I had to recover a mistake I made…and using positive and negative die cuts! I  have a Butterfly heart die from Memory Box that I love. Apart from the fact that its simply beautiful, its also very versatile. Here I’ve shown 3 ways you can use this die. The 1st…

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Inspiration weekend

After going through a week without much inspiration to create cards with, which was very frustrating because I had all this free time when the kids were away in school, it hit me as soon as Friday came around! So I spent all weekend churning out cards (7 in total)! Dare I say I am…

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Exploding, Popping…cards

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG! I especially enjoyed making this card for my younger brother’s birthday. He is a researcher in nanotechnology and at first I wanted to make a card with nanotech jokes…there aren’t any, lol! Not any that were suitable for a card anyway. So I printed some vectors and made a…

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Scraps card

I have a huge pile of scraps in a box, consisting of figures I die cut that didn’t go with the particular card I had in mind, or cards I painted/stamped/created and didn’t like the overall effect in the end ( I have MANY of those)!  So today I gave myself a personal challenge to…

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Colour pop!

I’m getting addicted to these card challenges because they challenge me to explore themes I never would have thought of doing on my own! Heres one that just pops with colour! I first added Memory Box’s Summer border at the bottom before using the Bokeh technique again to do this card. I started with sponging the…

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Challenged

Today I made another card especially for a challenge in mind. I now understand why its called a “challenge” as it challenges you to do something new even if the theme is quite ordinary! The first card was for Match the Sketch and this is also my first challenge for a German team of bloggers/designers, one…

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