Freitag, 27. April 2012

Hi Ladies,

Finally i made it..
My new blog is ready and has its first post:
you can visit my craft and photo fever here:

Thanks for looking!!!

have a nice weekend!!!

Dienstag, 17. April 2012

new blog

Hello everybody,

it has been a long time..
First of all i had so much to do, work and prepare.
But the other thing is, that i couldn´t load more photos, because my picasa webbook was full.
so , now i created a new account, and have to move to this new adress.
Hope you will follow all to my new place,
it´s very near:

i will prapare a new post this evening..
Hope you all are fine.
Wishing you a happy, sunny day.


Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2011

´T is the season to give...

Hi Ladies,

Hope you enjoy this years Holiday season.
In Freiburg, Germany, the weather is not nice.Many storms here, and very cold outside.

I´ve got a cold, because everyone around has been sick.
i am happy that i have no concerts this weekend....what a stressful period for us always are afraid of getting a cold or something..

I was very busy making my christmas card
 technique explained on the post of my blog in november.
 emboss resist with distress stains and water drops, directly after...

really quick card, made with thesnowflakes from the smiling snowman them near to each other on an acrylic block, then you stamp very easy to the distress pad and unto the paper..the color is the new purple from the autumn set of tim holtz..finished with some gems.
stamp from Artistic outpost and sentiment Hero Arts.gems.

and as every year: my cookies..
i give them to all friends, neighbours, postman....and how i would love to offer you also some of them!!!!

i really enjoy making them.always in the late evening or even night...with some christmas music in the background.
Loooove the cd of Diana Krall christmas songs, or all the music for christmas of john rutter christmas john rutter.
Here are some more ideas for little gifts for people who surround you.
this is a card made with penny black stamps and hero arts snowflakes.
the inside is made with the half of an envelope (closed and cut in two..) with tea.

two teabags inside....

another pocketcard.

inside (sorry i don´t know how to turn the photo..)

And here .......some yummie chocolate cards....
chocolate bar wrapped in with paper, stamped on ...easy to make.
first wrap lightly the chocolate in the paper to see where you can stamp..then let dry after stamping and then glue...

the back of such a "card" can write a little it is.....

little gift package with photo cards with   2 photos for each season .so cards for the whole year...
packed in a little plastic bag with tag...

Hope you all are well and cozy, some of you might already have the first snow....
What do you love most about christmas?
what are your special moments each year in this season?

Sending a warm hug to all of you,

Have a good time,
Looking forward to the new Hero Arts catalogue (also a special moment each year ,-)


Mittwoch, 23. November 2011

Hello everyone,

Thanks to all who commented on my feature at the Lilypadblog Guest Designer last week.
 Guest Designer
It has been great to make cards for them.

It has been such a beautiful november, seemed more like october, but since a few days the mist is hanging here all day.

 But even then, i try to find something beautiful out there.
Nature inspires me so much.

The next weeks will be quite busy for me.i have some concerts to give.
After practising each day the best way to rest and not to get too nervous is to make cards ...;-)
i will need a lot for christmas.also give them away as sets for friends to give their friends.
Love the idea my cards are travelling around in many places to give people a smile.
That´s what i do with singing also. i am happy when after a concert people are really touched by the music.
Then i did a good job..
The next weeks i will be using the kitchen of my partens very often. i don´t know if you remeber..last year i made 12 different sorts of cookies...i will start in december..
may be i make a blog for this.

now to the creative part:
i just found out a good way to make backgrounds, very easy.
i took a plastic from an embossing folder.
Here you can you distress inks, distress stains or even water-soluble wax-pastels.
i loved playing with them.
Look here for my supplies and the first step with the color crayons:

If you want some resist lines lightly, use a candle and go over the paper lightly in lines or script.
after painted with the crayons direcly on the plastic spray over with water.

Now stamp whatever you want or emboss with gold, silver, white or other colors.
This works with distress ins or stains exactly the same...or even mix them!!!!! so much fun.
Here some results:

Hope you have a fine and peaceful week.
Keep sunshine in your heart...the season is coming soon...and..........................
..................the new Hero Arts catalogue..................................

Hugs and good thoughts,