Saturday, June 30, 2018

Gift idea - 'Out of Order'

Welcome friends!

 It's summertime! Time for vacations and wanderlust!
The yearning for a cool place for a little peace and relaxation is stronger than ever. 

 Not everyone can go to the sea and many of us make holidays in their gardens or on balconies. But when you spend your holidays at home, 
you don't always have the peace you want.  
People always want something - no problem if it's friends, 
but sometimes I'm simply OUT OF ORDER - especially when the last bits of patience have gone. 

That was my idea behind this project. It's a gift and you can use it as door hanger
 or as a mood barometer, so others know if it is safe to disturb ;-).

more details can you find




Thanks for your visit!
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Minialbum Summertime

Welcome Maja friends!

Today I want to share with you another possibilitie,
 what you can do with the beautiful papers from Maja Design.

more details can you find here

It's a one sheet minialbum, that means for the basic you only need one background paper in 12 x 12".

I used some photo's from our sheltie, a beautiful memory on last summer
and really he is an aquaholic, even like me :-)



on the right side you can see a ATC frame and some mini wooden shapes from Calico Craft Parts, a beautiful addition
where I used white crackle paint from DecoArt for an altered effect

Thanks for your visit!

Have a beautiful summertime my friends!
Kerstin xx

Monday, June 25, 2018


Hi friends!

The time is right for a new inspiration with some another pages from my Nature Junk Journal.
This is one of the new Junk Journal Kits from Scrap FX….  Nature, you can find in this Kit various scrapbook materials for instance a tag, several laser cut pages, an envelope for the cover or an acetate sheet.

I used a lot of various products - silhouettes, stamps and chipboards
and diverse techniques, 
really a unique and creative adventure with a lot of fun 
and you will always have the opportunity to chance or add your own pages.

more details and which products I have used, you can find here




some Questions??? you're welcome :-)
I hope you will like this Junk Journal inspiration!

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Photo in a Jar

Welcome crafty friends!
I'm absolutely happy and proud, because I'm the newest teamie
 on the amazing Designteam from Calico Craft Parts :-).
I'm a big fan from this MDF shapes, because they have an individual design with fine contours and shades, giving them a personal touch.

Today I want to share with you an idea for a home decoration piece, 
it's also perfect as gift for a lovely family member.
It's very simple and made quickly, you only have to pay attention to the size of the individual parts, so that they fit through the narrow neck of the bottle. The easiest way is to work with tweezers.

 I use a transparent glass bottle and poured a lot of Baltic Sea sand into it, then I cut a beach chair from a photo. The newest Seahorse & Seashell Collage Size M was so awesome for me, because I love seahorses in all types and sizes.

more details can you find here

 I didn't want to paint them at first, because I was afraid to destroy the fine contour lines.
That's why I decided to use Antiquing cream, a water based colour from DecoArt in Titanium White, Patina Green and Raw Umber. For the seahorse a little bit orange water colour. In addition on some places Decosand glued with Heavy Gel Medium.
Thanks for your visit!
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Relaxed days

Hello friends!

Today a new layout as memory on wonderful, relaxed days by the sea. It's very hot here and I wish I could be there now. So it was a pleasure for me to think on the refreshing sea breeze, clear air and restful moments and tranquillity

I was inspired from the wonderful blue shade from the paper sheet 1934 (Vintage Summer Basics), the right colour and background and absolutely suitable to my photo from our sunshine dog 'Filou'.
I also used some chipboards (Scrap FX, Blue Fern Studios) cutting dies (Joy Craft), background stamps(49 and Market) and very importantly for me shells, a natural starfish, baltic sea sand and a wooden seahorse. I love it to use such natural products
then it feels like you're there yourself.

 some details

My teamies at Maja Design have come up with many
inspiring and different versions for all the amazing paper collections.

Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own
crafting projects
We are looking forward to see your new creations!

Thanks for your visit !

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Junk Journal Natural friends

Hello everyone!

My latest 'Junkie' is ready, it's slightly thicker than become planned. I used a lot of Scrap FX products and tried new combinations and techniques, it was a lot of fun. Today I want to share with you the cover and some another pages with were made with the amazing 

Junk Journal Kit 'Nature'

 Do you know all the Transparencies from Scrap FX??
I love this foils, a lot of sayings and beautiful motifs. I used 'Grand Old Tree' as Cover for my journal.
The Kit contains a big envelope, that was the basic and I used  Distress spray 'Vintage Photo' with some stains. I glued this foil behind the dark places by tree, so that the glue spots were not visible.
 If you sew the journal together, you can easily pierce the foil with the needle

 beautiful butterflies transparency is also contained in this Nature Kit
I love this transparent effect, because you can see the page behind it.


 Friends are the flowers in the Garden of Life, a wonderful saying, that necessarily had to go in there.
The laser cut page reminds me on a bark from a tree, I glued music paper behind this cut out.

 Don't worry, be happy, this little frogs makes a good mood

On the right side you can see a glassine bag, a very good addition for a Junk Journal, because you can
collect some photo's, pictures, but you can also hide some surprises if you want to give away your journal to a friend.

I hope I could inspire you to try your own Journal,
a lot of possibilities and fun!

Next time, I'll show you the rest of this journal !
Happy crafting!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Seahorse in a frame


Es ist wieder Zeit für eine neue Inspiration auf unserem Steampunk Challenge Blog.
Entstanden ist ein Bilderrahmen im Mixed Media Stil.

Basis war ein einfacher schwarzer 3D Plastikrahmen 
und einer meiner Lieblingsstempel (Scrap FX).

Der Stempel diente als Form und Grundlage um verschienden Metallembellishments besser anordnen zu können. Außerdem kamen auch ein paar alte Uhrenteile zum Einsatz. 
Alle Teile wurden zunächst mit weissem Gesso bemalt und anschließend mit verschiedenen Acrylfarben (DecoArt) eingefärbt.
 Nach dem Trocknen wurden alle Einzelteile mit Heavy Gel Medium (DecoArt) aufgeklebt.

Happy crafting!