AECP – Masking Unleashed!

Hi all! I’m here today to share a card I made after attending the “Masking Unleashed” class taught by Svitlana Shayevich for my 2nd level of the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  Before I took this online course at the Altenew Academy, consisting of 6 wonderfully instructive videos, I only knew of 2 ways of masking.…

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Watercolours with Zig markers

I have heard so much about these Zig Clean color real brushes from fellow bloggers who do amazing watercolor creations with them, that I was over the moon when I got them for my birthday last month! As I am not a natural painter, I found this video from KWerner design really helpful, and in the…

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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…

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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…

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Don’t stop believin’

I love this song by Journey, I’m actually listening to it now while I write this post! Thanks to the musical series “Glee”, my kids know it too, along with other greats from the 80s and 90s. I really love it that our kids enjoy the songs we used to love…and I try to enjoy the…

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Willkommen in Ulm!

My husband’s uncle and his family are here visiting us from Spain for a week and as this is their first time in Ulm and in Germany, I made them a Welcome card. We have in Ulm, a church which is the tallest in the world, at 162m, called the Ulm Munster, and there is also…

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Mud Race and taiko

This weekend was a really busy one…especially for my kids. On Saturday morning they participated in their first mud race and in the evening they had a taiko performance. It was cold and rainy on Saturday morning when we left the house, and I was so proud of them that they didn’t complain about having…

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder

(Or out of sight out of mind…?) Many of our husbands travel frequently for their job, some even live in another city and come home only on weekends. We get used to it and adjust our lives accordingly and have a close knit of friends we can count on if needed. There are a few,…

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Strong Women

I spent Mother’s Day today making cards with my kids! It was really such a nice way to pass the day, teaching them to die cut with my Big Shot, stamping and adding embossing powders to heat emboss their sentiments! They learnt so quickly and really amazed me, especially with their stamping. I remember I…

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