Donnerstag, 26. November 2015

SDC 221 ( take a box)

A gift box for SDC 221.

Can`t help myself from lovin`that little tree hanger!


...still november - AJJ autumn colors

A collage in my journal for art journal journey.
Very late, I know, but still not too late...


Dienstag, 10. November 2015

Postcard swap a la iHanna!

Before going on holiday, I finished these postcards to join iHanna`s postcard swap 2015.
I stayed true to my beloved color combination and had a great time putting it all together.

Now postcards drop in here from all over the world - very nice!

If you would like to check the swap, please click here.


Sonntag, 4. Oktober 2015

"Shit happens..."

...well... sometimes life is pretty tough, but somehow we all have to continue. We can`t just lay down and give up - `cause life does go on!

I made this canvas using my lovely leaf blueprint given to me by my friend Katherine. It was really nice to spend some time crafting again.

Wish you all a nice and colorful October!


Samstag, 26. September 2015

Mini album " Memories of summer -15"

Another mini album. This one made with transparent acetate pages. This is from today`s workshop with mosaikscrappers. Jaine had prepared the kits and made a great job teaching us how to doodle and how to put everything together..

Interested in a kit ? Check out Jaines new webshop - Basementstudio...

Life can truly be full of surprises. Why don`t we just let life surprise us?


Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2015

Post / postage for AJJ

The latest theme at Art Journal Journey is all about post / postage and this is my contribution  - a collage in my very favorite colours!

This journal page is created with Dina Wakley acrylics, a Magda stamp (Agatas parrot), a Tim Holtz stencil and a lot of collected postage items.

Love to you all!


Freitag, 26. Juni 2015

feminine - masculine

Intense colours for an interesting theme - feminine / masculine.

Using stamps from Dina Wakley , KAISER scrapbook , de Stempelwinkel and Cherry pie art stamps, I made this page for the June challenge at Art journal Journey.

Have a nice weekend!


Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2015

my new journal for our "Pilger" trip in Austria

Soon it is our turn to try something totally different - we will walk a part of the "Jakobsweg" in Tirol, Austria. We wanted to do something weird as both of us , Jaine and I, turn 50 this year.

Now the backpacks are ready, filled with everything we can carry and we start to get a little bit (just a little bit) nervous... and what happens? The rail strike in Germany stops us from getting to Innsbruck!!!

The question now is if we take the chance and go (or not). Maybe we will get stranded somewhere in Germany and then we will have to make the best out of the situation. Otherwise we can try and go through France and Switzerland... 

Who thought life would get this exciting in our age :-)???



Donnerstag, 14. Mai 2015

AJJ - the sea

Another blue journal page for Art Journal Journey.  Just love the blue!

The cure for ANYTHING is salty water - sweat, tears ... or the sea!  Right now  - I prefer the sea!

(.. and I think I always will...!)

Happy may to you all!


Montag, 4. Mai 2015

Polka dots for SDC no 193

My polka dot card for SDC no 193.

Hope you like my lovely Angel!


Montag, 27. April 2015


This stamp from Magda Polakow says it all.

"Between" is the word for the latest challenge at Sodalicious.

Other stamps and papers ; of course Sodalicious

Happy april in between the showers!


Sonntag, 26. April 2015

A spring page for SDC no 192

Spring inspires!

Inspired by spring , I made this journal page for the SDC no 192 challenge " spring".

I used my new ecoline colours, a sizzix die and 2 beautiful Stampotique

Hope you like it!


Mittwoch, 22. April 2015

an April page for the craft stamper challenge

The beauty in the imperfection!

Still cant help myself from being addicted to these colours!

The craft stampers challenge this month is about colours, so here we are...

Colour splash with ecoline, a sizzix die, stamps from Reprint.

Hope you think it is cheerful enough!


Donnerstag, 16. April 2015

Att leva i nu-et

En "gammal" kompis rekommenderade mig att läsa en relativt ny svensk bok. Som svensk, boende i utlandet är man benägen att sluka allt bara det kommer fraan hemlandet. Alltsaa fick jag lilla mamma att beställa boken aat mig - Lär dig leva av Mats och Susan Billmark.

Inspirerad av denna härliga bok kom jag aater igaang med pysslandet och aatstadkom denna" art journal page".

" Lev nu, inte sen..."

Another journal page for a sprinkle of imagination.

I used Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic paint and a stamp from Christy Tomlinson.

"Collect moments, not things..."


My journal page for april

Good to be back again!
Finally my "new" craft room is ready to be used  - I`ve moved upstairs since our youngest daughter wanted to have the whole basement for herself.
I`m quit happy with the result , but I will be the one sweating in the summertime while she can keep cool in her "land down under".

I made this journal page for a sprinkle of imagination using their products ( Stampotique stamp, Dina Wakley heavy body acrylics and stencils).

Using the words in one of my most beloved quotes;
 " Believe in your dreams, they are given to you for a reason",
 I thought that I could enter the April challenge at Art Journal Journey as well. Their theme is all about favorite quotes.

AND, I made the page with punched circles - this means that I can enter another challenge as well - the weekly Stampotique Designers Challenge .

So - one page for 3 challenges...

Hope you all like it!


Montag, 30. März 2015

Yellow spring for De Stempelwinkel

A yellow spring card for the 7th De Stempelwinkel challenge.

 ( I just LOVE these canvas sheets - so many possibilities!)

Wish you all some happy easter holidays!


Freitag, 27. März 2015

Things with wings.

A whole month without blogging!
I hope I will be able to be more creative in April...

My journal page on a canvas sheet for Art Journal Journey -
Theme ; Things with wings

Happy Weekend!


Dienstag, 24. Februar 2015

The colour red for de Stempelwinkel

I love to work on this linen background - the texture just makes me happy...

This is a card for the latest challenge at de Stempelwinkel where the theme is RED.

I used a Dina Wakley stencil and the 2 stamps from the shop itself ; Kiss ( cherrypieartstamps) and water effects (Ryn).

It all makes me think of that gorgeous song by Christina Perri. Do you remember "jar of hearts"?

Take care out there!


Dienstag, 17. Februar 2015

Journal page a la Dina Wakley

... following the instructions in Art Journal Courage ( Dina Wakley )...

Having fun!


Montag, 16. Februar 2015

SDC no 182

It was/is all about hearts at SDC this week.

I made my contribution with Dina Wakley acrylics and her heart stencil. The added stamp is (of course) my darling tree hopper from Stampotique.

Valentines day might be over for this year, but remember to cherish our loved ones each day, every year..:-)



Montag, 9. Februar 2015

February Craft Stamper Challenge

Lately I discovered working on canvas sheets. I found a canvas pad in the UK and fell in love. It is sooo easy to use and I love the texture.

Craft stampers take-it-make-it-challenge for February is all about stencilling.

I used 5 different ones and I let Magda`s lovely Philip do the talking.

Just cant get myself from loving this colour combination!!!


SDC no 181

This week SDC would like to see some work made in citrus colors.

I used my beloved Midge and added her to my funky background. The yellow page is stamped with a stamp made by a friend of mine - Jaine. I think it is called pebbles, but I was in another mood and used it as bubbles instead.

I had fun creating this collage - hope you like it!


Freitag, 6. Februar 2015

a NOT page for AJJ

In the beginning as I started this page I wanted to use the quote " getting no message is also a message" but here we are - I ended up with the quote " NOT able to speak is NOT the same as NOT having anything to say..."

With this journal page I enter the latest challenge at Art Journal Journey. Theme this month is "birds, beasts and humans".

Wishing you all a nice february!


A winterpage for de Stempelwinkel

This fortnight de Stempelwinkel asks for something "wintery".

Here in Luxemburg the winter usually is more wet than cold - except for this year ...

My journal page is made with fusion art stamps, cherrypie art stamps and my very new ones - designed by Ryn - all of them from DeStempelwinkel.

I`m sooo sorry for not being able to make a "scenery"  - it just isn`t me.

Hope you like it anyway!

Hugs from a freezing Lux.


Mittwoch, 4. Februar 2015

Painted background for SDC

Another card for the SDC no 180 with another Stampotique character  - this time I used Hunk.

He says :
" I took it off.
  I don`t want
  to carry it
  with me

I would like to be able to do that - take off the burden and stop carrying it with me..

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn`t.



A February tag

This is my February tag for Tim Holtz " 12 tags of 2015".

A heart for Valentines day, some shabby chic lace, a love quote and a lot of layers - I really like this one!

Happy February!


Sonntag, 25. Januar 2015

SDC no 179 - funny

The latest challenge at Stampotique is about making something funny. When I found this quote on Pinterest I knew it was perfect. I still have to young daughters living at home so I know everything about good or bad hairdays...:-)

" REAL PAIN is having to wash your hair after a good hair day..."

I used 4 different Stampotique stamps here; miss Snottie, Gooseneck, Girl with heart purse AND Magdas lovely Night.

Wish you all a happy week!


Dienstag, 20. Januar 2015

An art journal page for de Stempelwinkel

An art journal page for the latest challenge over at de Stempelwinkel. " Anything goes but keep it simple"

... and yes, I do feel a little blue, even though I`ve used green colours too:-)

Stamps from Cherrypieartstamps, Art journal from Dylusion and the stencil from TCW. All products to be found at de Stempelwinkel.

Wish you all a lovely week!


Donnerstag, 15. Januar 2015

Color splash for Stampotique

A card for Stampotique, where the theme this week is " color splash".

I used my "new" stamp Angel ( got her just some days before Christmas!!!) on an inked background.

Hope you like it!


my WISH page for SODAlicious

Another Sodalicious journal page with the theme wish.


Sonntag, 11. Januar 2015

a new years resolution...

Latest challenge at Stampotique - new years resolution...

My resolution for 2015 was to have NO resolutions , but here we go again (!?!)...:-)

I used my new Stampotique stamps and had a lot if fun in my basement!

" In 2015, we have to have faith in this wicked , wicked world..."

Wish you all the very best and don`t forget to enjoy each and every day!


12 tags of 2015 - january

A tag for january!

Why not? This is my entry to Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015.

I used a craft tag, distress paints and stains, the stencil THS020 numbered layering stencil and a TH stamp from the plate artful artifacts CMS080.

2015 - Make the most of it!!!


Sonntag, 4. Januar 2015

... old christmas cards-> inchies-> journal page

Great idea from the Artful Times. "Make inchies out of your received Christmas cards".

And so I did;

This is one of the pages in my December Daily 2014 - always happy to use some of the great stuff I get this time of the year! Beautiful wrapping paper, gorgeous cards, silky ribbon... you name it!!!

This page is made with a sizzix (657247) Reindeer w/Antlers, an inch punch, beautiful bakers twine, my posca pens and stamps from Technique Tuesday.

... and yes, I ought to tell you that I still haven`t finished my December daily - I work on it until I `m satisfied and I have used all the left overs on my table...

Happy 2015!


New challenge from De Stempelwinkel!

De Stempelwinkel just started a new challenge with new themes every fortnight. The first one is very easy - "anything goes"... as long you are using a DE-STEMPELWINKEL stocked stamp as your main feature.

On this journal page, I used 2 stamps from Cherrypieartstamps on a stenciled background.

Hope you like it, dear Jetske! ... (and I hope to see you this weekend at the craft fair in Luxemburg)

Happy 2015!