Friday, November 29, 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!

Thursday, November 21, 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!




Wednesday, November 20, 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!


Saturday, November 16, 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!


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Get well soon card

Hi dear creative friends!

Today a Thinking of You card.

I was inspired to use one of the stamps from the STAMPtember Tim Holtz set 2019.

I think they are also very awesome and useful for all cards
 to put a smile on people's faces.

He is ill, the poor guy, his ears are glowing, 
the nose is all red and running like a waterfall.

Diagnosis: Male Flu ;-)

Get Well Soon my friend!!

Kerstin XO

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Flowers in my garden

Hello creative Scrapbook friends!

As I saw our November Moodboard  I was inspired to create a romantic flower layout
 as memory on wonderful hours in my summer garden.

more details can you find here

Thanks for your visit and Happy crafting!


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Layout - Winter Wishes

Welcome dear creative friends!

Winter is just around the corner and although I haven't been able to develop any winter feelings yet, 
I was totally enthusiastic about the new 'Holiday in the Alps' collection. 

I love the colour combination blue - brown - white,
 optimal for every vintage style but you can also create very natural winter landscapes with it.

 I chose a picture of our Sheltie during a beautiful forest walk last year.

more details can you find 


and here can you find our newest Winter / Christmas collection

Let inspire you and take a look, it's worth it!!


I wish you a Happy time!


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Magical Time

Happy sunday my friends!

The fantasyful Halloween crafting season is over, that's a pity !!
but the magical time begins!!

Today a mixed media tag where I used the halloween cutting die
 'Ghost town' (Thinlits Sizzix)

as a sleeping winter village.

some close up's 

Happy crafting!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Frightful Night by the Sea

Hello creative friends!

I know Halloween is over, but it's November, an absolute scary month for me.
Hardly sun, grey, wet and gloomy, definitely the best time
to do something encouraging for yourself.

And what could be better than to realize yourself while doing handicrafts?!

I was inspired to create new eyecatcher for my home decoration
and combined my two favs


 and used an old drawer from a flea market.


Top view

some Tips & Tricks and which products I used

can you find here

some close up's 

with illumination

I hope you like this inspiration 
and use the dark time to do more things that make you happy!

 Trusting yourself is the beginning of

the process!

Happy crafting!


Friday, November 1, 2019

Happy cauldron

Welcome to SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk 

Winter Special Challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

Our challenge theme is once again


And it's November again, this grey, cloudy and unpopular month, 
where you're already in a bad mood if you just look out of the window. 
You really need something to improve your mood. 

I have already done some projects with the 'Cauldron' (Sizzix T. Holtz cutting die), 
and still love it and what could be more obvious than cooking a lucky soup with it?!

I created a wooden plate with a bottle opener in altered art.

Tips & Tricks




 Happy cauldron

  use the handle and the smoke as mouth and forehead

  1.  cut a  triangle for nose
  2. glue a small folding eye or eyelashes 
  3. glue everything on the cauldron

 and the funny face is already finished
 I was inspired to also use an embossing folder with watches

some other details

 layering stamp technique with embellishments for a 3D effect

Let's cook together at SanDee&amelie's challenge blog :-)!



Happy crafting!