Friday, December 31, 2021

Best of 2021 - Handmade lover


Welcome creative friends!


Year 2021 is coming to an end, the best time to look back on the year.



 To a new exciting creative year 💕


  with best wishes

from Kerstin


Sunday, December 19, 2021

Nostalgic Christmas Feelings with Dusty Attic


Welcome creative friends!


 In these times we miss some of the things that made the time before christmas special, 

we always like to go to nostalgic christmas markets,

 love the many lights on the streets, the specially decorated trees and stands, 

 smell of gingerbread, roasted almonds and cookies. 




In memory of better times I created this shadow frame in vintage style. 

Used the motif of a christmas card and two memory photos from a christmas market

 in Salzburg (Austria) to design a small magical store. 

The christmas trees and the lantern fit perfectly to the scene 

and the winter corner framed the whole thing wonderfully. 

Hanging sign post was extended a bit with the help of leftovers

 and extended with a best wishes label.


some close up's





used Dusty Attic chipboards


Christmas Tree #2

 Hanging Sign w/post

Winter Corner

Christmas Labels – black

Christmas Lanterns Small 


Best wishes from Kerstin



Friday, December 17, 2021

Fairies Xmas with 13arts


Welcome everyone!


 Love to mix various materials, textures and structures, 

 This  creates often moments of surprise, even unintentional ones 😉, 

but that's what makes self-made things so much fun, isn't it?

Have worked on  this shadow box with 13arts papers, Rainbow and Mist colors, 

Molds (Katy Sue Design) and dies.



used 13arts products



some close up's



 use a cutout from the additional transparency paper

for the window inside



Best wishes from Kerstin



Sunday, December 12, 2021

Christmas Exploding Box with 13arts


Welcome everyone!


Was inspired by all the beautiful explosion boxes that you can now discover everywhere 

and had to try this necessarily once. 

Used 13arts papers from the Dreamland and Christmas Stories collection. 




 used 13arts products


Wish you a cozy and relaxed 3. Advent sunday 💕


Saturday, December 11, 2021

Christmas Tree Ornaments with Calico Craft Parts


Welcome everyone!


Soon it will be time to decorate the christmas tree again and every year 

you want to discover something new and special on the tree.


Today a few inspirations on this topic, quick and easy to recreate with only a few parts.




Plain Round Christmas Bauble

Plain Teardrop Christmas Bauble


 as base, in the meantime, the matching frames are also available, 

they give ornaments more depth and make it easier

 to attach additional pendants to the lower edge.






used MDF shapes from Calico Craft Parts


Deer Duo MDF Wood Shape Style 8

Holly Leaf Branch

Christmas Holly Wreath with Bow

Group of Deer MDF Wood Shape Style 6

Tall Trio of Winter Fir Trees


Should there be any questions about the How To 

please feel free to post on my personal blog.


✨  Merry Christmas  ✨


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Cosy evening by the fire with Dusty Attic


Welcome creative friends!


 What can be more beautiful than to sit comfortably and relaxed

 by the crackling fireplace in the cold season?


As I saw the awesome fireplace chipboard I was inspired 

to create a shadow frame with 3D effect in christmas mood.


In christmas section 

 you can find a lot of beautiful additional chipboards,

 love the small candlesticks or the amazing christmas ornaments.



 some close up's





 used Dusty Attic chipboards


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Children's dreams for Christmas Moodboard at 13arts




 Our latest challenge theme at 13arts is in christmas mood.

You think of baking cookies, the smell of baked apples, delicious cocoa or mulled wine.

I was inspired to create a mixed media layout.




I used two papers from the latest Christmas Stories collection, 

with some stripes from the additional paper 'Happy Holidays' 

I created a bow with the classic Santa motif (cutout) as centerpiece.




used 13arts products


 some close up's



Use at least two colors from the board for your project, at least one product of the @13arts .

 Please add the project on your IG site with the #13artsdec21

Be inspired by our Moodboard, we are looking forward to see what you come up with this months challenge. 😍 

The winner will receive a giftpack full of @13arts products 

and will be our Guest Designer next month.


Wish you a pleasant Advent Season 💕