Tuesday, December 31, 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

Sunday, December 29, 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!

Thursday, December 26, 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

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas Bucket List

Hello creative friends!

I was inspired to create a new vintage home decor piece. 

It's a memory board in altered art.

 Christmas is also always the time to say THANK YOU to your friends.

 Today my special thanks go to our dear Claudia, who always has an open ear, 
likes to share and always open to any question !


some close up's

 I love this list, she reminds me of the really important christmas things!

currently nothing works without Santa's helper :-)



#36 Kerstin F – Maura says: I just LOVE Kerstin’s home decor gift she made for a special friend! Not only is it in the shape of a house, but also has a city in lovely neutral colors…but it’s the awesome little details that make this so unique. Check out the Christmas tree embossed with clocks, to the clothespins holding a line, to the oh, so inspirational Christmas Bucket List! Such a beautiful gift, Kerstin!
#36 Kerstin F – Sandra says: What a stunning piece! This cute house is amazing and love the Christmas cityscape in those pretty colors!. Gorgeous!

Thanks soo much !!

Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Winter Wonderland DT Dusty Attic Moodboard

Hello creative friends!

The winter has here begun and the first snowflakes dance from our sky, the magical time begins.
I was thinking on our dog, he loves the winter time and especially when it's snowing. 

Filou freaks out with the first snow and when we walking in the woods,
 he is full of enthusiasm and finds hardly an end. 
No matter it storms or snows, his nose is in the snow and always looking for a new trail.

I used a very wonderful paper from Maja Design as background suitable to our December Moodboard with shades of blue and brown. 
It's the paper sheet 'Winter Night' from the new collection 'Holiday in the Alps'.

isn't he adorable?!
 just waiting for someone to take him for a walk

Many thanks for your visit!

Have a good time!



Thursday, December 12, 2019

Be the Light - Christmas Tag

Welcome friends!

Today a mixed media tag where I used this very cut little guy, 
Oh, it's not new  - I'm in love with Santa's Helper :-), a cutting die from Sizzix.

some close up's

a christmas arrangement with 3d effect, 
where I used the cutting dies 'Holiday Greens', Decorative stripe die 'Snowflake Rosette'

I create only a half rosette and added a handmade 3D candle on it
finally highlighted with a metall bow ornament 
and some glitter berries and a very special light was ready

the backgound was created with the 3D Embossing folder 'Lumber' (Sizzix) 
and some Distress Oxide Sprays

one of my favs dies too, the Bigz 'Branch Tree' 
 little silver stars are also cutting dies made with the Halloween Kit 'Regions beyond' crazy :-)!!!

you can dress the little one over and over again 
and the best thing about it, he can't complain :-)

Have a good advent time!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

In Christmas Mood?!

Hello and welcome!

Today  a new mixed media tag with some amazing cutting dies from Sizzix. 

To be or not to be 

that's the question ;-)

misty and grey?

sad and buckled


merry and bright ???
 a small christmas tree with a lot of tinsel and around the christmas tree 
glitter, glimmer everywhere

Have a good time!

Friday, December 6, 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!


Wednesday, December 4, 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



#68 Kerstin F – Maura says:  Kerstin’s gorgeous tag shows a delightful winter scene with her beautiful iron lantern covered in snow, and Santa and the reindeer flying overhead! Kerstin has a magic touch when it comes to layering and texture which I just love.
#68 Kerstin F – Kath says: I too fell in love with Kerstin’s beautiful winter scene, the magical look she created on her tag of Santa flying in the sky by the light of the lantern.

Thanks soo much!!!

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