Sunday, December 27, 2015

It's cappucino time

Why don't you come by and listen to the fine tunes 
while enjoying a break from your everyday life with one of
my freshly made cappucino :-) 
with a touch of cinnamon

 the best way in  stressful situations
besides crafting certainly 
Especially after this holidays ;-)
 my inspirations -  the wonderful color palette and
 Home  Luxury, Comfort

  Happy crafting & Enjoy the silence 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Memory Box

Welcome !
today a new inspiration  for our DT Tresors de Luxe.
 an idea for an altered box as gift idea to store photos or jewelry.

 I used a wooden box and decoupage paper for the background,
chalk paint and antiquing cream
this matte finished paint together with the laces, a little bit bling, bling (because it's christmas :-)
and the romantic satin flower create an beautiful
vintage effect

 just the right combination for a particular woman christmas gift

 beautiful laces and satin flower you can find here

My recommendation for you  :-)

Thanks for your visit! 
wishing you all some time of leisure and a peaceful holiday. 
Merry christmas !

Monday, December 21, 2015

My wish


our dog has only one big christmas wish
 - Let it snow -
I want to go with my 'Frauchen'
into the next forest :-)
and then is playtime open end! 

I'm afraid it remains a wish!
it becomes springtime again, snowdrops are blooming in my garden


DEC 2015_ppp

Happy crafting!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Vintage Christmas

Welcome everyone!
It' s an honour again to be invited here at A Vintage Journey
 and I'm very happy about this !

This month challenge theme is Vintage Christmas
this was really perfect for me , because I love the romantic old christmas and winter impressions.
I decided to make a ATB with nostalgic images, crackle and snow effects.

 Joy to you this christmas!

 motifs from Anton Pieck

I used the beautiful crackle distress paint colors in brown and white
I must say I love  this one-step crackle paint, 
it will truly change the way you distress your projects.
really magic effects!

also the wonderful distress colors,  
they are not pushy and too colorful, but they give your project
an amazing altered vintage look


a big tradition in our family  is it to visit a christmas market in advent season 
in this year we planned a trip to Austria
I made this ATB in anticipation to this particular travel 

I hope you like my little inspiration for this beautiful month theme!
 Thank you very much
Happy crafting!!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Friends, Chocolate & Kisses

Welcome everyone!

the last month of this year and I want to say thanks for all your comments and likes
and all the beautiful inspirations 
which I could find in the blog crafty land :-)

 Friends are the chocolate chips 
in the cookie of Life !


Happy crafting 
and have a Merry Christmas time!!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Kiss the snowman


today is fairytale time again,
 but the princess  don't kisses the frog 
no - Frosty the snowman :-)

perhaps it would be a .....?

  Joy to you this christmas!


I used the paper collection Yuletide 6x6

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - Just a pinch
I added just a pinch of little bells

Happy crafting!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas stocking

Welcome everyone!
today a new inspiration  for our DT Tresors de Luxe. 
It's a self made sewn christmas stocking.
das nostalgische Bild wurde auf eine Bügeltransferfolie gedruckt
 und auf den alten Baumwollstoff übertragen.
  Diese Folie kann man auch mit wasserfesten Stempelkissen sehr gut bestempeln.


zusammen mit den alten Glöckchen und dem grünen Filz
 ist es eine echte, vielleicht auch magische Elfensocke geworden,
wo viele nette kleine Überraschungen hinein passen

die Spitzenapplikationen sind wunderbar verarbeitet und zusätzlich mit
Perlen und Pailetten verziert

I hope you like my christmas inspiration  

with the beautiful products from Tresure de Luxe

and you get pleasure to taste it once yourself :-)
Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Hi everyone,
a new wintery Layout in a magic wonderland

Christmas is forever, not for just one day
for loving, sharing, giving,
are not to put away
like bells and lights ....


The good you do for others
is good you do yourself
by Norman W. Brooks

 - my inspiration was the magic winterland, blue and white with nature feeling

Happy weekend

Monday, December 7, 2015

Santa Claus


today a new inspiration  for our DT Tresors de Luxe. 
It's a mixed media collage on canvas 
with a lot of texture, gesso, dies and stencils.

 I used this wonderful white lace for my wintery background

I hope you like my christmas inspiration  

with the beautiful products from Tresure de Luxe

and you get pleasure to taste it once yourself :-)
Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tis the season

 Hi everyone,

I'm very happy and honored about this new GD by
Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog
thank you very much for invinting me :-)

The new Challenge Theme in December is : Tis the Season! 
I have made a vintage holiday card
with my favourite colour combination
blue and brown 

December that's the month 
where everyone is dreaming of a white christmas, or ;-)
sparkling snow crystals in enchanted winter forest
 and a rendeer without red nose ;-)
Santa is coming ...

for background I used distress inks, stamps (snowflakes) with white embossing powder,
a little bit snow texture with silver glimmer
little santa hat is from One Dollarstore

stamp sentiments with silver embossing powder
diamond stencil with distressed ink in background
based on a white cardstock card (Trees from a dutch company)

 I hope you like my little inspiration for this beautiful month theme! 
 Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

My home is my castle

Welcome friends!

Our Special Winter Challenge by
SanDee& Amelie's Steampunk Challenge

   for November AND December is 
-Anything Goes- 
 This challenge will be open until the end of December (so there's two months time this time to play along) 
and once more we have two prizes to give away to two randomly drawn winners 
(picked from all proper entries to our challenge).
today a new idea what you can make with a simple plastic frame from Dollarstore

 I have used 3 several embossing folder on cardstock
then paint it with black gesso, let it dry 
now use Metallic Lustre (Silver spark) with a stencil brush, because it's a water-based metallic wax paste, you can buff it with a soft cloth and you will see a wonderful brilliant shine

pipelines arise from sturdy drinking tubes
with heat gun you can deform it very well
 light bulbs are of an old Christmas lighting chains 

So as long as it is steampunk or industrial style you can create any kind  of theme and project you wish! From steampunk style Christmas baubles to non-Christmas steampunk cards to tags to altered objects or whatever else you would love to create -

 we want to see it all!
       Show us your industrial and steampunk styles and creations! 

Happy crafting 
and a wonderful advent season friends!