Freitag, 6. Dezember 2019

Interactive Christmas Card with Maja Design

Welcome dear Maja friends!

-  Maja Design meets Tim Holtz -

I was inspired to create a Pop - Up season card in vintage style. 

I love it to use the amazing cutting dies from Sizzix 
with the very good qualitiy papers from Maja Design.
 Always a perfect combination with Distress inks as well.



choose a paper and cut it in 300 x 150 mm


fold the mountain and valley folds according to the given measurements 
(Score lines)

two cut lines

here can you see the mountain and valley folds

ready :-)!!

...and now comes the best part

Let your imagination run free 
and create a card  according to your own ideas.

more details

can you find here

Many thanks for your visit!
I wish you a beautiful advent season!


Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2019

Believe in the Magic

Hello dear friends!

 I was inspired to create a tag against the November Blues.

Finally November is over and we are fall down into the christmas season,
that doesn't mean a happy time for everyone.

But the best thing for christmas are the many lights, which should reach everyone.

I have a soft spot for great iron lanterns and tried to design some.

And that is the result :-)

Sheet of Mini MDF Street Lamps

Sheet of Mini MDF Street Lamps

I'm very happy and grateful about it!!

 That was only possible with the help of Helen,
the owner of Calico Craft Parts,
many many thanks!!!

some close up's

I used one lantern from the medium size.
Inside there is a candle made with a cutting die (Regions beyond) by Sizzix T. Holtz.

for a sparkling effect I used some stars in various sizes
inside a light shines

for which I used orange neon color
for a better shiny effect around
lightly diluted with water

The writing 'Believe in the Magic of  Christmas'
was highlighted with Snow Writer and Glamour Dust 'Ice Crystal' from DecoArt.

That was my first attempt to make the lantern shine, but certainly not my last :-) !

I want to share this here

Have a good advent season as little stress as possible
 my friends !


Dienstag, 3. Dezember 2019

Time Flies - Mixed Media Tag

Hello  creative friends!

It's time for a new inspiration with some wooden shapes from Calico Craft Parts.

 I know I know the Halloween theme is history, that's a pity :-)

I love to think out of the box,
but why shouldn't it be possible to use these hands from the Halloween section
 for grungy projects of all kinds?!


As I saw one of the latest awesome MDF Add On Sheets

 Arms and Boots

Zombie Arms and Boots - MDF Add On Sheet 

I was inspired to create a new mixed media tag in a grunge weathered wooden style.

The hands were perfect for my theme, how often we wish we could stop the time
 in very special moments.

more details can you find here

  I want to share this tag

A Vintage Journey November Tag

I love tags and if it's possible for me 
then it wasn't the last one :-)

Happy crafting!



Freitag, 29. November 2019

Playing Dogs

Hello creative friends!

Today a new layout which reminds me on a wonderful summer time at the beach.
We were often at the dog beach and all darlings were there totally enthusiastic
 and fully in their element.


some close up's

 I have used some gorgeous new release dog chippies
 to complete my natural embellishing of the layout.

One of my favourite techniques to painting chipboards is  to use the ombre effect.

I begun with a dark blue acrylic paint, then a middle blue and a very softly blue shades
The colours should be similar in strength to achieve the ombre look,
apply the colours one after the other and blur with a wet brush.

a base coat with white acrylic paint to keep colors bold is always recommended

and also did a little dry brushing of white gesso over the top

used Dusty Attic products


with a simple frame the layout gets a face
and can be used as a new home decoration on the wall

Many thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!

Donnerstag, 21. November 2019

Snow much Fun - Mixed Media Card


Today a very funny card against the November blues.

I was inspired from the upcycling idea, 
always a very exciting theme and I love unconventional ideas!

I love to create with various textures and structure in mixed media style. 
I used the amazing cutting die ' Snowman Blueprint' , Bigz die 'Branches' (Sizzix Tim Holtz Alteration),  an old seeding wooden sign and some leftovers from a wallpaper.

some close up's 

Don't let it get you down!




Mittwoch, 20. November 2019

Autumn impressions DT Maja Design

Hello dear creative friends!

I love it to let me inspire from the nature and the seasons with all what this time make me very special for me. 
In the autumn time we were often in the forest and collected mushrooms, surprisingly there were even some. 

I love this autumn mood in the forest, everything is wrapped in a special light, slightly veiled, mysterious and on particularly beautiful days you can also see the hot-air balloons in the sky, for which our dog always has great respect, because they make such strange noises for him.

more details can you find here

Maybe you are still in autumn rather than winter mood,
 then let yourself be inspired by the Maja Design autumn collections.

Thanks for your visit!
Have a good time!


Samstag, 16. November 2019

Apothecary 'Nightshade'

Hello dear creative friends!

It's time for a new inspiration with some wooden shapes from Calico Craft Parts.

 I know Halloween is over but this pharmacy is open all year round. 
The aches and pains do not diminish with age and 
hardly anyone is spared the trip to the apothecary.
Fortunately, Mother Nature also provides us with plenty of effective remedies,
 so that we don't always have to try to manage with chemical cocktail mixtures.

more details 

can you find here

Happy weekend!