Sonntag, 19. Januar 2020

Time Together

Hello creative friends!

The wind whistles round the house, the snow flakes dance in the air and inside
the fire burns and crackles cosily in the fire-place.
A wonderful imagination !!

Inside cosily warm and comfortable and outside crispy cool frost.
The best time to come together!

 some close up's

During the winter months when
vegetation is covered by a thick blanket of snow or if the surface of the snow is very hard

 a winter light must not be missing

 Snuggled up tight it's warmer

 dancing light snowflakes like ballerinas


 I used mainly two colour shades diluted with warm water
added a lot of white

 Caribbean Blue Flat Spray

Thanks for your visit!
Kerstin xo

Freitag, 17. Januar 2020

Wintertime DT Maja Design

Welcome friends and happy new year everyone!!

  I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and a good start into a new creative year! 

I was inspired to create a new mixed media layout in vintage style.
In keeping with the season in a natural winter theme.

more details can you find here

I used our wonderful winter collection 'Holiday in the Alps'

 Thanks for your visit!

Samstag, 11. Januar 2020

Altered Book - Winter Night

Welcome creative friends!

I was inspired to create an altered book in vintage style.

I found a very beautiful tissue in my stuff and 
thought that's the perfect background and addition for our latest winter lanterns.

more details can you find here

Thanks for your visit!


Samstag, 4. Januar 2020

Magic Laboratory for SASPC

Happy New Year!  


Gesundes Neues Jahr! Bonne année! 

Godt nytår! Buon anno!

Gott nytt år! Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! 

 С новым годом!


 creative friends :-)

Our January challenge is, as usual...


We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone to join us each month, whether this is your very first make, or you are an experienced maker, and share your creations. Show us your tags, cards, canvas, Artist Trading Cards/Coins, art journal, altered objects - whatever you can imaging that fits our steampunk/industrial theme. We are in awe of your creative imaginations and use of materials, and look forward to each challenge to see where your creative muse took you. 

 I was inspired to create a wooden sign. 

The way to a new creative year in the Magic Laboratory, where you can find the important ingredients  for a new project  - Ideas - Heart - Hope - Brave .

 The basis was a black background with gesso, then a crackle medium (Weathered Wood from DecoArt) and above  a thick layer of Americana Chalky Finish Paint 'Vintage'.

 some close up's

 here I used the cutting dies from Sizzix T. Holtz Bigz 'Cauldron' and Thinlits 'Laboratory'

We'd love to see and hear about your new crafting goodies this month,

 and look forward to you starting the new year with us!


Hugs and Happy Crafting!



Dienstag, 31. Dezember 2019

Peaceful Time


I would like to wish

everyone a very happy New Year 

as well as a happy, healthy

and peaceful 2020.



some close up's


Happy New Year!!
Kerstin xo

Sonntag, 29. Dezember 2019

Magic Winter Nights

Hello creative friends!

My favorite activity for a cold, dark day is spending cozy and fantasy time at my craft table. 

I love it to let my imagination run wild

What can be better :-)?!

I was inspired to create a new fantasy mixed media layout. 
I used a fanciful photo as basic with a dancing girl into the moonlight under the stars.

some close up's

in the centre you can see one of my new fav's, 
it's a magic winter lantern from Calico Craft Parts
where I added a hole as candle light

 I created a watercolour background suitable to the colours on the photo

Happy crafting!

Donnerstag, 26. Dezember 2019

Christmas Home Decoration

Hello creative friends!

I was inspired to create a christmas gift in vintage style. 
It should remind of the magic of Christmas.

I used
Gothic Mansion / Cathedral I think it looks like a fairytale castle too.

 I only used first Wheathered Wood crackle medium and after drying white gesso in different thicknesses from DecoArt, and at the end a Distress Spray Stain 'Vintage photo' (Ranger).

and one from our latest beautiful street lamps

 I have a soft spot for great iron lanterns and tried to design some.
 That was only possible with the help of Helen,
the owner of Calico Craft Parts,
many many thanks!!!

with Glamour Dust and Snow Writer (DecoArt)

even though we only had a green Christmas in the last years, 
every year we wish a few snowflakes dancing quietly from the sky

more details can you find here


if you are interested in another inspiration 
with the new street lamps, you can discover it here 

Merry Christmas all over the world! 

Kerstin xo