Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop + Prize

Hi, its the 17th of the month again and time for the “Calling All Sistahs” Cancer Awareness Blog hop! Every month on this day, we join this hop to remind you to check yourself or schedule that mammography if you haven't had one recently. Heres a link that shows you how to  examine yourself. Early … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop + Prize

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

A Child is Born + Giveaway + Winner

I am really proud and happy to announce the birth of...a new shadow box card design! Those of you who know me must just have let out a breath of relief that I didn't have another child! Don't worry, I am happily in my "menopausing" stage and our kids are nowhere close to being parents! … Continue reading A Child is Born + Giveaway + Winner

Nail Polish Art

I love trying new techniques, which is one of the reason I enjoy making cards so much as there are so many techniques to put ink on paper, who knew! This card was made using nail polish of all things. I first saw it over at Winnie & Walter's The Gossip Column with the amazing Taheerah … Continue reading Nail Polish Art

Naughty or Nice?

When I saw this sentiment from Riley's and Company Funny Bones collection, I just had to have it to make a cheeky Valentine's Day card! I also knew exactly which image I wanted to go with the text. So I got my daughter to draw me the mouth biting the lip, I scanned it in my … Continue reading Naughty or Nice?

Kids Free Week!

This year, our kids' school was considerate enough to organise their outward bound week and ski week at the same time so I could have a kids free week! No chauffeuring or cooking different meals for different tastes for 5 days, yippee! Well my hubby still needs to eat, but he loves cooking for me after … Continue reading Kids Free Week!

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

Happy New Year!

GONG XI FA CAI! Its the first day of the Year of the Rooster and I wish you all Health, Happiness and Prosperity! We are going to friends tonight for the "Reunion" dinner that is normally celebrated among family, but as our families are so far away, our friends become our family. These friends we are … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Shadow boxes and more

I was at the Creative Fair in Stuttgart last week and came back with a ...Silhouette cutting machine! It cuts all shapes, even ones downloaded from internet and self drawn images! I bought it mainly for text, as I can never find the right text I want. But what I discovered I could do with … Continue reading Shadow boxes and more

Shiny Holly

Here in Germany, people are already starting to make hundreds of Christmas cookies so that they will be ready for the start of Advent, which is the first of the four Sundays before Christmas, so 27th November this year. I will try to make cookies this year too, but gluten free ones! So anyone who … Continue reading Shiny Holly