Sonntag, 25. Oktober 2009

orange and black GA

I just couldn't resist...
This arch is for Ann-Sophie who soon will leave Luxemburg. I made it to remind her of the special friendship she has had and hopefully will ever have with my daughter Emilie.

26th of October

For our family the 26th of october is a very special day - Austrian national day (where we lived many years ago), the first day with my becoming husband, moving to Luxemburg, our daughter got the diagnosis diabetes mellitius 1, and many, many other good or bad things.... and it all seems to happen around this date!
20 years ago we packed our baby Oliver and the parrot Bingo into the plane and we moved from Austria to Luxemburg. 18 years ago we officially moved into our house where we still live. And 10 years ago my beautiful daughter had to be carried into the hospital where she got the diagnosis diabetes mellitius 1.
YES, you can have a good life with diabetes and YES you don't have to change many things to keep going, BUT FOR HEAVENS' SAKE - it is a struggle! If someone would ask me who my worst enemy would be, without any doubt I would answer - Diabetes!
SO, for us this date is a big date in the calender - never to know what will happen next - good or bad...
I hope that this year it will be a good year.

I was very happy that my "risqué" was chosen to be one of the samplers on GA this week - you never know when that will happen...

My youngest daughter has to say farewell to one of her best friends ( danish , but brought up in Lux.b.). The whole family has to move to Denmark because of buisiness and because this girl has never lived in Denmark it will be a big change in her life.
We wish you and your family the very, very best ,dear Ann-Sophie!

And because this girl is a very strong girl with her own mind , I'm not worried. She will make her own way - I'm sure of that. Good luck !

Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

The challenge on Wednesdaystampers this week is "Halloween" and I decided NOT to do anything... BUT my husband is watching football and my ironing wasn't exciting enough after a hard day at work AND a hard day walking and driving around Luxemburg the whole afternoon.

So - here is the result of "basement mixed media";
Stamps from Stampotique, Stamps away and Artemio. The cuttlebug made the ghost (thank you for ordering that die for me dear Katherine!), I drew a pumpkin and coloured it with distress inks, the trick or treat bag( and bat) is a cut-off from my patchwork fabric, the girl is from an old photo (she looks just like a girl from my work)and that hat is from a magazine...
Can you spot the Stampotique stamp(Spykee)?

Sonntag, 18. Oktober 2009

" risqué" for GA

Using the Triptych Gothic arch from Roni Johnson, the" vintage nude" stamps from paperartsy and a lot of alcoholinks - this is the result.

We had a long walk in the forest today but stupidly we forgot to bring the camera. The colours are stunning this time of the year. As we were walking I was very grateful that we don't have a dog anymore as suddenly we were surrounded by 10(!!!) greyhound dogs. After a while the owner came but WHAT IF we had been scared or if we still would have had our dog with us? These greyhounds would have eaten him! I think it is very respectless to let 10 dogs run of in the forest like that.

This week we will enjoy Robbie Williams' lifeconcert in the cinema - really exciting! Jaine bought the tickets so I expect a crazy evening with her - some singing, shouting and maybe even dancing... is it allowed to dance in the cinema?

Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2009

"KEYS" for Wednesdaystampers

This weeks challenge on WS is " keys ".
I painted a canvas with the twin colour "turquoise blue - silver". Some old book paper was embossed with Quickutz embossing plate "earth" and then distressed and painted.
The key whole is from my fathers old tresures from different fleemarkets. I painted it with the twin colour and later with a copper tone.
The letters are stamps from Kelly Panacci.

I will use this key holder for my keys as lately I have forgotten them on various places - it must be a sign of age...!
Wish you all a lovely week!

Sonntag, 11. Oktober 2009

Twilight for Gothic arches

I think it was very difficult this time - what colours exept for the grey tones CAN you use for a twilight? And I LOVE colours...
I haven't read the books yet - my daughter started the first one and because of school she didn't finish. So I suppose I have to wait for my turn...
By the way - talking about books - anyone who has seen the movie " my sisters keeper"?
I bought the book some years ago and I would like to see the movie. Is it as good as the book?

For this arch I used a tree from Stamps away and Pucinni's Muse from Stampington Company. Good night to all of you!

Freitag, 9. Oktober 2009

"double trouble" for wednesdaystampers

The challenge for Wednesdaystampers this week is "double trouble". When I found this picture I just knew I had to use it for this challenge. Double trouble could be double happiness too, but does this proud father realise what to expect in the near future ? I suppose the mother is resting...

Background is coloured with alcohol inks after stamping with stamps from hero arts and stampsaway.

Sonntag, 4. Oktober 2009

Inventors Gothic arches

Well, well, well...
Many inventors and many inventions...
I wanted to go for Virginia Apgar because I was taught how to use her Apgar test during my education with newborn babies in Sweden a long time ago BUT then my daughter thought that the "slimsuit" was cool, so here we go...

..." takes off an inch off the waist and stomach while enhancing the bust and lifting the buttock area..."
What do you think of that ladies?
It was a Carol Wior who invented this slimsuit and got the patent for it in 1990.
I know - this is no revolution but to be honest - we all want to look the very best and maybe this slimsuit does help some ladies look better (or at least FEEL better).

I believe that we are all different and that is why we should look different too.I don't think it is healthy with to much overweight but I don't think it looks nice with too skinny faces either. As long as we feel fine and feel accepted the way we are - why make it a problem?
Wish you all a nice sunday no matter what you look like!!

Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2009

Autumn patchwork

Luxemburg is getting colder now - I think I need to start a new fabric project!
Any ideas out there...?

Paperbag book chez "scrap a la fraise"

Last saturday Jaine and I went to a workshop organized by in France. A lovely lady called Caroline taught us how to paint on photos and to make this paperbag book.
I will show you the pages that I made with photos from our holiday in Denmark. A lovely week with Peters lovely parents.

Kaere Cili og K-E,
välkomna till min blogg.
Jeg haaber I kan lige billederne og hvad jag har lavet med dem. Det er en helt ny teknik for meg at male pa billeder men jag kan enlig godt lige det... Endu en gang tusen tack for en dejlig uge i Skallerup Klit!

Os allesammen i blaesevejr..

Pigerne nyder vinden.

Kocherne og dragen (les coqs).

Emilie med gipsarm nyder havet.


Jeg haaber vi kommer tilbage igen!

Jeg og vandet.

Jer to i Lönstrup.

Boernene ved fyret.


Pigerne ved Raabjerg knude.

Pigerne med "morgenhaar".

Saadan ser bogen ud i sin helhed.

Thank you very much, dear Caroline and Laurence( scrap a la fraise), for a wonderful workshop! We sure had a lovely day!