Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2016

Happy Holidays!

A couple of weeks ago Mosaikscrappers had a workshop where we were taught how to make lovely backgrounds using stencils and distress inks.

This is one of the cards I made, decorated with Tim Holtz` lovely snowman.

I wish that next year, I will be able to spend more time in my "home office", getting my fingers inky, feeling the happiness of creativity and getting my blog back to life again.
I will make a "to do"-list for all the things I did n`t find time to do in 2016 and REALLY try to MAKE TIME for these "things" in 2017.

We celebrated Christmas eve with parts of the family , all of us a bit nervous because it would be the first time without Oliver. But all in all I think we did a good job. It was a nice evening and we all felt relaxed together..

I wish you all happy holidays! Don`t forget to enjoy the time you have together with people you love!


Dienstag, 1. November 2016

Outer space for SDC 260

I join the SDC no 260 with this entry - outer space.

Stamps ;  3 in a round and  " pebbles"

The background is made with ecoline colours and distress ink.

Happy November!


Mittwoch, 26. Oktober 2016

a weekend travel journal

Last weekend my husband took me to the belgium coast - just like that - for no reason.
We had a lovely time, spending hours on the beach in the frosty sun.
Our favorite restaurant in Blankenberge is called STARCKX and of course our meal there was excellent as always.
When we go there, we go by train. It is a nice way to travel through Belgium. - no stress and lots of time to talk, read or be crafty.
On the way back I put this little journal together while my husband read his book. I even finished it !

I used many of my "old" stamps ( still favorites ) and in the end I was pleased with the outcome.

Wish you all a nice end of October with a lot of sun, orange leaves and a hot pumpkin soup!


Mittwoch, 12. Oktober 2016

Explore the world for SSS

Using the Let s go - die from Technique Tuesday and the "old " and still beautiful Filmstrip from Tim Holtz , I finished this cover for my new Travel Journal.

The theme this week at Simon says stamp is about exploring the world, so it was perfect to finish the front cover.

In only a couple of weeks time we will start the journey to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands - exciting!!!

The size of the journal will be +- 21 x 14 cm - must be the perfect size for a travel journal (?)!

Nice to be back again!


Sonntag, 21. August 2016

SDC no 255 - Polka Dots

My Polka Dot - entry for the latest SDC no 255.

Stamps used :
Magda Polakows Mr Owl and Jo Capper-Sandons Giant Shroom.

Let`s get dotty!


Samstag, 20. August 2016

Summer fun for SSS monday challenge

Here comes my "summer fun" entry to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge .

I used stamps from Paper Artsy ( Hot picks) and Technique Tuesday as well as the lovely mini butterfly ( alterations) and the Philosophy tags .



Dienstag, 28. Juni 2016

SDC no 250 - my little garden!

The latest challenge at Stampotique designers challenge is all about butterflies/flowers and garden.

Here is my entry, using my beloved Two sticks   with the Three-O .

Wish you all a nice evening!


Montag, 20. Juni 2016

Something made of nothing

Last month our crafty group "mosaikscrappers" had another workshop.
This is my creation.
Stamps from artstamps (zorrotte) and Paper Projekt.
Simple and nice.


Simon says stamp - use patterned papers

A tag for a friend.
Luise goes "home" on wednesday and will stay "at home" 10 weeks. For me, this means no regular walking partner for me and our dog. Will miss her and her dogs!

This tag is made for her to use this summer in her cooking books. I made it according to the rules at  Simon says stamp , where the theme this monday is to use patterned paper. I used some lovely papers from Simlpe Stories and a stamp from Papier projekt.

Wish you a lovely summer and lots of fun cooking!


Montag, 16. Mai 2016

The new KOCH - couple

Not the best photo, but at least it shows that I actually have been doing something lately ...

Our son got married yesterday and I do wish him and his bride the very best for their future!


Dienstag, 12. April 2016

playing around...

...a card for a friend, who loves the sea.

I wanted to use my new, cool Carabelle Studio stamp and instead of using it as a "normal" flower stamp , I imagined it to be in the sea.
Other products ; distress ink, posca pen, distress crayon, kesi art stamp and WOW embossing powder.



Donnerstag, 31. März 2016

SSS monday challenge - we can see clearly!

Using the lovely ranunculus field stamp from Stampendous, I made this tag for the latest Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp.
The theme is " we can see clearly", so we should use acetate, vellum ...
I used an old acetate screen print on top of the painted flowers. The flowers were colored with distress crayons.

..." today is a good day to have a good day..."

Simple , but ...


Montag, 28. März 2016

Easter fun...

Playing around with my new Tim Holtz stamps and the distress crayons.

Happy easter monday!


A bird card, full of hope... for SDC no 237 - all about birds!

A little bird card, bringing hope of a bright future with all these easter eggs. Using some nice dies, Magda s lovely parrot and paper from cool SODAlicious , I made this card for the SDC 237 = Stampotique designers challenge (all about birds)...

Love to you all!


Sonntag, 28. Februar 2016

SDC 233 - squares

The latest challenge at Stampotique is all about squares.

My entry/journal page is made with ecoline water colors, Dina Wakley acrylics, Angel squared   and the calendar square cube.

Hope you like it!


Donnerstag, 18. Februar 2016

recycling for SSS challenge

For this recycled project I used the Hello Winter collection from Echo park  to cover my base from empty toilet rolls. The stamps I used are from technique tuesday and some other nice companies from Germany and Sweden.

My idea was to keep the vegan recipes for hot drinks in a booklet like this. It is easy to ad more toilet rolls and put more recipes inside...

Sooo - this is my entry to the latest Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge , with the theme " recycle / upcycle style ".

Hope you like it!


Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2016

... and YES, I did it!

I survived 30 days vegan living and I enjoyed every minute! Here are some pages I made in my "challenge book"

Collected bits and pieces with a gorgeous stampotique stamp.

More bits , some from my beloved "FLOW" magazine-

Collected new recipes .

Lovely paper from Echo parks " Hello winter".

 I will continue this life style. Feeling great!!!


Sonntag, 7. Februar 2016

Have a heart

A " hearty " card for simon says stamp wednesday challenge.


ray of sunshine

A journal page for Simon says monday challenge . The theme here is "ray of sunshine" and they are showcasing Dina Wakley products.

I used Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic paints, her stencils and her stamps. Feeling happy to play along!!!


Sonntag, 31. Januar 2016


Just want to show you a nice idea from work - ;
Whenever a colleague stops, we make a scrap book . Everybody makes one page , writing wishes for the person leaving and puts together like a small collage out of photos and stickers. It is very exciting each time to see what ideas people bring.
This is the front page of book 1 - for Hortense, who worked with us from 2003 till 2016.
The stamp is a lovely angel from gummiapan and the background is random water colour splatter .


TWO for SDC no 229

This week Stampotique`s challenge is all about TWO .

My journal page is quit simlpe , I used the dog cube together with my chocolate stamps from Lora Bailora (dying for chocolate).

Maybe I chose these stamps because I really AM dying for chocolate right now - have you ever tried vegan chocolate? I promise - it is NO fun.

Tomorrow my 30 days vegan will be over... I believe that I will continue though... I feel FINE, FIT and... HAPPY!

I just have to find some nice chocolate to eat - I can NOT imagine a life without it!

Wishing you all a nice last day of January -16!


Montag, 25. Januar 2016

Take it, make it challenge - the craft stamper

Another blog post with another Magda Polakow - stamp.

This time I used her Agatha the cook together with stamps from Momentstempel/Papierprojekt.

The background is brushed and stamped with Dylusion acrylics.

This card is made for Craft stampers January challenge.

What a lovely and sunny Monday!!!


Sonntag, 24. Januar 2016

"hues of reds and pinks" for SDC no 228

Stampotiques latest challenge is about using only hues of reds and pinks.

I decided to join in and - "Voila" - here is my card!

I used the vintage bill   made by France Papillon together with the gorgeous megaflakes from Indigoblue. Sorry, but the picture does n`t really show the beauty of those flakes...

The main little bear is a stamp from Magda Polakow and the colors used are bright pink and red Dylusion acrylics.

Wishing You all a nice and cozy Sunday afternoon!


Sonntag, 17. Januar 2016

the 30 day challenge

Ever heard of Attila Hildmann?

He is an author and vegan chef, who has written great books about vegan lifestyle and how it has changed and improved his life.

This month I joined his challenge " 30 days vegan". To document the journey, I made this journal where I `m writing recipes, feelings, thoughts... just about everything happening to me these 30 days.

Today it is quit easy living vegan  - it is easy to find things to replace dairy products and meat.

I `m happy I joined the journey and I know it will be a big change to go back to "normal" living again. Maybe I `ll stay vegan (?), who knows...

Wish you a nice and healthy January (with or without vegan lifestyle) !


Samstag, 16. Januar 2016

Winter wonderland

A journal page for AJJ.

Luxemburg finally did get some snow and this night should be cold and crispy. The first frosty night!

I used my beloved Stampotique stamps and my new dylusion acrylic paints.

Wish you all a nice and crispy january!