Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Welcome everyone,

In the Harz mountains, there is a longstanding tradition, which dates back to the time of the Teutons.Welcomes the spring with a dance into may with a big witches fire
 to expel the evil spirits.
Originally the witches came together with the devil on the highest peak in the montains Harz,
the Brocken, to celebrate and report about their sins.

Hier im Harz gibt es eine langjährige Traditionen, die noch aus der Zeit der Germanen stammt. In der Nacht zum 1. Mai wird der Frühling mit dem Tanz in den Mai begrüßt.
Dazu wird ein großes Hexenfeuer entfacht, das den Winter und die bösen Geister vertreiben soll.
Ursprünglich haben sich die Hexen zusammen mit dem Teufel an der höchsten Erhebung hierzulande, dem Brocken, eingefunden, um ein großes Fest zu feiern und über ihre Schandtaten zu berichten.

 smudge stamping (Tim Holtz inspiration)

Hört den Ruf und eilet herbei
entzündet die Feuer und
 tanzt in den Mai :-)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Recycle it

Welcome everyone,

today a new idea for my gifts in May, you know Mother Day, Birthday and , and.........
with my another favourite paper collection of Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary collection -

 a new glass for storage of sewing supplies (buttons)

 an old honey jar and a glass from bath salts

Graphic 45 April Earth day - Recycle it

Happy sunday!
LG Kerstin

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Welcome crafters on everywhere 
to the second month's Sponsor Spotlight!
 at Our creative corner
  with a new project  in ART JOURNAL :-)
perfectly theme, because it makes me happy!,
it relaxes me and helps me to stress management
                               This month our Sponsor is Creative Embellishments 

 They have a huge assortment of gorgeous chipboards and it was not easy to decided, 
what should I choose???

In fact, there are no rules for journaling, is anything goes .
This is actually the oft-quoted "The journey is the reward" and the images are created precisely.
The journaling very different forms of expression can be used: painting, drawing, photography, collage, stamps, stencils, chipboards, writing, .... and much more. Often it is a combination of different techniques in Mixed media style, that lead to pages .
for this project I chose the Leafy vine frame, the wonderful Flourish dragonflies and the Words Inspire

I hope you will inspired to discover the fascinating world of using Chipboards from Creative Embellishments also for the several options in Art Journaling.

  Creative Embellishments are offering a $25 gift certificate to our randomly drawn winner

Creative embellishments April
Just start, having fun and try out!
LG Kerstin

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Too many walls

Hi friends,

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Isaac Newton

to help

to be there for others 
is a way
to build bridges
between people.

 with the great sponsor The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Stamps and stencils Anything goes

Thanks for your visit and Enjoy your day!
LG Kerstin

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fantasy World

Welcome to the first of this month's Sponsor Spotlights
by Our creative corner

                               This month our Sponsor is Creative Embellishments 
 They have a huge assortment of gorgeous chipboards and it was not easy to decided, 
what should I choose???

  Creative Embellishments are offering a $25 gift certificate to our randomly drawn winner


 I adore Creative Embellishments because you have these individual project to fit in so many ways. You can work with colors, structures and effects, but also stamping, or work with embossing powder or -folders. 
 The chipboards give the project the special touch through their strength with a great 3D effect.
 They are wonderful craft items to work with! 

Der Fantasie sind keine Grenzen gesetzt, man kann unendlich viel damit anstellen, nicht nur für Layouts, auch für Art Journals, Shadox Boxes, Tags and cards bestens geeignet!!!
           Here is what I have chosen to make with this beautiful Embelli's :-)
I decided to work with a lot of Steampunk chipboards

Just to give you a slight impression of what you will get:

Ich hatte unheimlich viel Spaß und Freude beim Werkeln und Experimentieren und kann jedem nur raten, es einmal selbst auszuprobieren, bestimmt kommen euch dabei unendlich viele neue Ideen, was man noch so alles damit anstellen kann

I had so much fun and joy when puttering and experimenting and can only advise everybody to try it yourself, determined infinitely many new ideas, what can you do with this embelli's

Inspiration Journal Everything goes
Simon says stamp Monday challenge In the middle - Create with Heart & chipboards
Steampunk Bingo Challenge - Rust, Gears, Fashion, Metal

Viel Spaß beim Ausprobieren
wünscht Euch eure Kerstin

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Raise the curtains

Welcome friends,
...Raise the Curtains!

our new theme at Sandees&Amelies Steampunk Challenge 

This month we challenge you to create Steampunk projects in which curtains play the main role.

As usual our challenges are "anything goes" ones - as long as your projects show some Steampunk (or are at least vintage themed with a hint of Steampunk) and as long as they stick to the challenge theme (and the few challenge rules of course).

In this case your project can be anything that has to do with curtains (maybe being raised or pulled aside, revealing....well, whatever you can think of). I am sure you will once again surprise us all with your marvellous and imaginative projects!

From an old wood frame to a new idea with 3D effect for our home decoration.

- A little sheltie dog in Steampunk dreams -

the curtains are a stamp from La Blanche
stamped twice, cut out, inked and offset applied

 my little rascal 'Filou' dreams from a better time with more treats ;-)

stencil gears with faux rusted effects
I would love to invite you to hop over to SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges
to check out the makes of my very creative teamies who have outdone themselves on this month's theme "Raise the Curtains!".

I hope to see you join in our challenge soon!
Have fun!!
LG Kerstin

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Once upon a Springtime

Welcome friends,
 Recycle it - once again with my favourite paper collection  
Secret Garden from Graphic 45
An old book had to again believe, honestly, when I first started to work with old books,
 that was not so easy. I was raised even so, to appreciate and cherished the books,
 pages out to tear came not at all in question. 
It has cost me overcome, but now I've can  recognized the old dusty mottled books back to glory.

 Distress spray paint - walnut stain, metal and resin embellishments
stamps cut out

3D effect, stamps on foil, dies, spring flowers in rainbow colours


Nice Sunday!
LG Kerstin

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring - Rain & Sunshine

Welcome everyone,

soon is May again the merry month of May ;-) and i need a lot of little gift's for Mother's Day, Birthday's and Pentecost.
The colors are assumed to me ;-) and so I have worked again today with my favorite paper collection  
Secret garden by Graphic 45

funny, by the way, that was already one of my favorite paper collection 
before I had  read the book

it's a wallhanger with a great saying

Only count the sunny hours


I wish a sunny & bright spring weekend!!
LG Kerstin

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tag Flower Power

Welcome everyone,

i love such stamps, where you can see exactly what flower it is
here you can see the one and only -Rudbeckia  'Cappuccino' :-) upps, that's the gardener and botanical friend in me

Country view challenge Use a craft card 

Enjoy your weekend!!
LG Kerstin

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Under the Sea

Welcome everyone,

a new page with my favorite topic - the sea -  
Inspiration was the book by Jules Verne 20.000 Miles under the Sea

We have done Easter with the children eggs marbled, which is always a huge fun
that gave me the idea to use the leftover paint as  paper background

my interpretation of a friendly white shark
Can you see him?  
He is accidentally created from Marbled paper through tear out, I love those random creations

Captain Nemo or ?? ;-)

for the looking glass (viewing window) I used foil + Distress crackle paint clear rock candy
it's really difficult to show this with my simply camera


A vintage journey Through the looking glass
my favourite product is Distress crackle paint clear for a mirror or glass crack'd effect
( I don't know
if it's allowed, to use other products except the Tim holtz products ???)
ART Journal Journey  Quotes
(... here I'm Man, here dare it to be Goethe - bezogen auf Kapitän Nemo aus dem o.g. Roman von Jules Verne, der sich ähnlich wie ich ;-) auch nur unter Wasser wirklich frei fühlte)

Scrap around the world - my inspiration: blue colors, seahorses, starfish, shell

will also be linking up with  Brenda on her Visual journey #14
because I cannot exist without Mr. Art Journal  ;-)
seriously, I love this diverse theme and I am still quite the beginning of my travel 
 and much want to learn and try out

Relax & Greets me the sea! :-)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Make and Use a Masterboard

Hi everyone,
Welcome to our April Challenge.

Our theme for this month is to
A masterboard is a large background piece designed to be cut up and used in smaller projects, such as journals, postcards, cards, ATC's etc. It can be created with any combination of collage, paint, inks, sprays, rubber stamps, stencils. 


I  used the imitation technology ' Abklatschtechnik' for my masterboard
with wallpaper glue und acrylic paints
silver and black

  • stärkeren Zeichenkarton gleichmäßig mit dünnen Leim bestreichen
  • in den noch nassen Leim kontrastreiche Farben wie bspw. Schwarz geben, egal in welcher Form - streifenförmig oder als Tropfen oder oder ...
  • dann den Zeichenkarton in der Mitte falten, so das die linke und rechte Kleisterseite aufeinander liegen
  • mit den Fingerkuppen auf der Außenseite darüber streichen
  • und jetzt wieder auseinander ziehen
  • voila fertig ist ein mittelsymmetrisches Muster

ich musste natürlich auch noch was Neues probieren ;-)
so habe ich nach dem Auseinanderziehen noch zusätzliche Strukturen eingebracht

mit dem oben abgebildeten Gerät, man kann aber auch vieles andere nehmen
bspw. Gabeln
oder wie hier zu sehen getrocknete Farnblätter, aber auch Schablonen sind möglich

es entstehen immer neue fantasiereiche Muster

der Trocknungsprozess lässt sich enorm mit dem Heißluftfön beschleunigen!

It was a perfect background for my favourite saying in a simply picture frame.

We are thrilled to be sponsored by 

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.


Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website

Try it on Tuesday They who have wings
The male room Use a metallic embossing powder 
The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge Flora & Fauna
Mixed Media Place Exercice 6 Typographie

Just start, having fun and try out!

LG Kerstin

Friday, April 3, 2015

DIET & Spring roll

Welcome friends,

 a new Art Journaling page to my favourite theme - DIET - OMG, no that's a joke ;-)

I must admit even that one or others tried to have, 
 today I'm doing only the balanced diet of chocolate ;-), which gets to see you soon again
 today I'll let the pictures speak

It was created because the phrase on the right side so well liked  
and I use my Art journal book now also to the collect of personal favorite quotes
 Is a Mixed media site from Distress spray paints, stamps, stencils and a cut stencil ( measurement band)

Have fun !!