My daughter and I have started an online beginner's water colouring course with Yao Cheng on Creativebug. I really love Yao Cheng's loose abstract way of painting botanicals, creating with emotions instead of trying to control every stroke, what I really needed to learn and now I'm helping my daughter adapt to that too! Today… Continue reading Easy watercolour flowers
Its time for another challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge blog. We had such a great response for last fortnight's challenge, and the winner has been announced here. For today's challenge, you can link up your cards with a Harvest Hoe-down theme, so anything with tractors, scarecrows, apples, cornstalks, sunflowers... until the 20th… Continue reading The Sisterhood of Crafters – August Harvest challenge
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… Continue reading Summer Staycation
First of all, let me make it clear that I am no expert in water colouring, having only just started. So the following tips I am giving is not advice from a specialist, just a way I found to do some easy water colouring on the flower stamps I have that might help you start… Continue reading Easy flower water colouring method
After a making a bunch of CAS (clean and simple) cards, I suddenly got the urge to make a card completely different than what I'm used to, but which I love seeing other talented card makers create. This was inspired by many sources. Firstly a random image in a magazine, Vivien's beautiful card in The… Continue reading Never will he forsake you…
Everyone is yelling it at their top of their voices here in Germany, and everywhere else where they might be lucky enough not to have anymore snow. There's a great Spring coloured post by my friend Dalit over at her blog My Piece of Craft where she showcases some ways to decorate a Spring table with… Continue reading Spring is here!
I was on a roll this week, with no kids and no outside commitments, all I did was make cards with my new stash received this week, learnt new techniques, and leave lots of love out in Blog land! I think I must have spent 10h a day just on card making activities...and I still… Continue reading Sparkly ombre background