Montag, 21. Dezember 2020

Christmas greetings with Stampotique stamps


Merry Christmas to you all and let`s hope for a good and healthy new year!

Take care out there!


Montag, 30. November 2020

Finding the inner muse...

...getting into the mood...

One has to fall in love with something to see the beauty in different things.

"MY" Frida - getting me back into the mood to take another ride.


Sonntag, 15. November 2020

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC 361

My favorite stamp from Stampotique? ? ? 

I really love all of them, but maybe this one Tree Topper is the one I can`t live without. The background is  Daniel`s Hearts - simply beautiful.

The words " can`t wait to see what`s around the corner" reflects life right now - we all want to get rid of the covid19 virus - and of course we all hope that the future will be bright and exciting!


Montag, 19. Oktober 2020

Halloween tag for SDC 359

 Well, well well... what happened here?

WtF - how could Veggi boo survive Halloween ?


Montag, 5. Oktober 2020

Autumn tag



Inspired by the colours of autumn, Still brownish/red and not yellow. 

The rain came to dear Luxemburg and covered us total humidity. It has been raining the last 10 days and I did NOT believe I would say so BUT it is almost depressing! After this summer when we once again was longing for rain and shade I swore I would enjoy every rainy day coming up...

Anyway - the nature is happy! 

And I have my poncho, my HH trousers and my beloved`s just so DARK!

I made this tag thinking of the blue, crispy days in between the rain. We are just in the beginning of October - I`m sure they will come.

"Höst" = Autumn in swedish.


Sonntag, 27. September 2020

SDC 358 Nature


Nature!   Not only in our minds - always there/here!

Go green - show respect - always behave - enjoy!


Autumn colours


... and finally the rain arrived... and it makes me HAPPY!!!

Soon the leaves will be gone but untill then we will enjoy their beautiful colours.



Samstag, 19. September 2020


 A journal page about living in, enjoying and appreciating the actual moment. 

" ichi go ichi e"


Sonntag, 13. September 2020

A tag for SDC 357


This fortnight Stampotique `s latest theme is "girls". 

I made this quit simlpe tag using die cuts from Sizzix and Amy design, a gelli plate background, A LOT OF embossing powder, the stamps "girlfriends" by Janet Klein and "squares background" by Terri Richardson AND some watercolors. ..


Samstag, 12. September 2020

Art journal page - keep moving forward.

 At Artful Academy the art journal prompt in May was about quotes. I used this quote from M.L. King.

"If you can`t fly then run,

  if you can`t run then walk,

  if you can`t walk then crawl,

  but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."

I had a good "go" with acrylics, old papers, lots of bits and pieces and in the end some lovely rub-ons. Stamps and cutting dies are from Gummiapan and Deco Time.


Sonntag, 30. August 2020

SDC 356 "pets"

Another card for Stampotique .
"Saying HELLO" with "Hat cube" and "Kopf" by Daniel Torrente and the cute "Agathas parrot"  by Magda Polakow.

The background is a happy aquarelle page with some "ups & downs"/ pennants die cut from Sizzix.

Wishing you all a very happy day!


Dienstag, 18. August 2020

SDC 355

The latest theme at Stampotique SDC 355 is "not colored image".

 I made this background using acrylics, gelli plate and a pebbles stencil designed by Jaine Drake.

The "white image " is a Daniel Torrente stamp called  Friend.


Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2020

Circles for SDC 354!

I`m SOOO happy with my new stamps, finally arriving from Stampotique. 

Stamps used; 

 This is my entry to the Facebook group SDC 354

The background is a Gelli plate page with different stencils and acrylics.

AND... as a veggie lover this is the perfect subject for me :-)

Thank you Magda for this beautiful stamp !!!


Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2020

Stencils for Stampotique

Another journal page - this time using different stencils for the Stampotique Fb group.

I used my beloved Dina Wakley stencils together with  "sunburst".

The stamps are all from Stampotique.


Montag, 20. Juli 2020

Journal page - more from China.

Another art journal page. Lots of texture and different medias.
Inspired by all the things we "get" from China lately.


Donnerstag, 16. Juli 2020

Art journal page - nature.

 Another journal page for the artful academy . Using a lot of different medias. Including stamps from Paper Artsy and Kesi Art.

An invitation to find beauty and details in nature.


Samstag, 20. Juni 2020

Art journal page - secret.

This is my journal page, called "secret". Inspired by Jennifer Gallagher at the Artful Academy.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!


Dienstag, 16. Juni 2020

Colorful for SDC 350

My "go" on the latest theme at Stampotique = COLORFUL.
I used a lot of different stamps - not only Stampotique ones- different DIE`s, watercolors, acrylics and poscapens.

My colorful summer page!

Take care, out there!


Sonntag, 7. Juni 2020

SDC 349 - anything goes...

A bird house decorated with stamps from Stampotique.
This is my entry to SDC 349 - the second week of "anything goes".

                                    Wish you all a lovely Sunday!


Freitag, 5. Juni 2020

ATC`s for Artful Academy

Some ATC`s following Carisa at Artful Academy. Nice with inspiration - couldn`t mix the red the right way though. It turned out to get more "my" color instead of the mentioned coral red.

But still - I had fun!

Wish you a nice weekend with a lot of rain to make mother nature happy and your crafty fingers busy!


Samstag, 2. Mai 2020

clean &simple for SDC 347

The theme this fortnight at Stampotique is clean and simple.
I made this card with the stamps ; Mansfield sea turtle and Cranium .

The cloud is a die-cut from Gummiapan.

Hope you like it!


Mittwoch, 29. April 2020

Just a tag.

Just another tag in this weird time of life.
I used stamps from Stampotique and cutting dies from Deco Time.


Samstag, 25. April 2020

Art Journal Strength

Mixed Up Creative Academy changed name to Artful Academy Here is my take on the theme Strength with the tutor Niamh Baly. Loved the part with the stencils!


Samstag, 18. April 2020

A tag with WOW embossing powder

My attempt to follow Jo Herbert  at Mixed Up Creative academy, using WOW embossing powder  and structure paste on a tag.


Art Journal Page - Home

My take , following the course at Mixed Up creative Academy , where Jennifer Gallagher is tutor with this theme.

Nice to try different medias and just FOLLOW without thinking.


Sonntag, 12. April 2020

Junk Journal staying@home

 Front page = collected "old" paper .
Funny photo, envelope, sheet of music paper, paper bags,
floral paper from my beloved Flow magazine,
collected elements from the past few years,
tags and cut outs...

I got the inspiration from the group of creative people at Mixed Up Creative Academy .
So I started going through my old stuff, my collection of papers, documents, photos, old tags, and, and, and...
So here I am, waiting for the rain to come so I can start decorating some more pages...

Take care, out there!


Donnerstag, 9. April 2020

Stampotique 345 " Quote"

At Stampotique the theme is favorite quote. My entry does not show my  "favorite" quote, but I think it fits quit well into this weird time of virus and chaotic scenarios.

I used acrylics for the background and posca pens for details. Stamps used;

- Elaina
- Mervynboy
- Two sticks

I wish you all the very best.

Stay healthy and keep distance…


Mittwoch, 1. April 2020

February challenge prompt for Mixed Up creative Academy

Another page in my art journal.

This time the prompt at Mixed Up creative Academy is about music.
Since December the song "Memories" by Maroon 5 seems to follow me  - I just can`t get it out of my head. So, of course, I had to use the lyrics for my page.

The tutor Jennifer Gallagher taught us how to create a kind of galaxy with sprays, inks and splatter.


Dienstag, 31. März 2020

Getting started - a new Art Journal on its way.

Looking at Mixed Up Creative Academy and what they all "get done", I felt like starting art journaling again. Getting inspiration from Katy Leitch as well as having a lot of time for ME - I started with this page.
Digging through my old supplies, I found my "old" stencils, distress inks, blending and hej ho, here we go - my beloved rubbons!!! Sooo funny to use it all again!

Wishing you all a nice day, stay healthy and don`t forget to smile!


Samstag, 28. März 2020

Thank you!

Thank you, all of you, fighting a scary battle , for all of us who are allowed to stay at home!
Thank you, our beautiful, lovely Heike in Dresden!
Thank you all!


Freitag, 27. März 2020

Mixed up creative academy - my front page.

I started an art journal course with Mixed Up Creative Academy and here is my front page using some gorgeous stamps from carabelle studio.


Donnerstag, 26. März 2020

A birthdaycard for SDC 344.

Most people today have to stay at home. I think it is very hard not to have my usual liberty.
But , on the other hand it is nice to get more crafty time. Saying that, I feel so worried about my loved ones and therefor it is hard to even concentrate on being crafty. As if the spirit doesn`t join in.

I made this card thinking of my daughter stuck in wonderful New Zealand. Everything is closed and they (daughter and boyfriend) are desperate to find a place where they can spend the next couple of weeks until the worst part of the pandemic is over.
She will even celebrate her birthday down there
And then I have my parents in beautiful Sweden. Almost the one and only country that HAS NOT shut down schools and social living because they believe in another solution. I DO hope that my parents ( and of course all the other elderly and people at risk) will survive this act.

Anyway  - Stampotique has a new theme again - this time it is all about Birthday.

So this card is for our lovely Emilie in NZ (just somewhere outside Christchurch) , for my mom turning 81 in Sweden and for my father in law in Denmark turning 99 next month.

Stamp used = tree topper.

Wish you all the very best!


Sonntag, 15. März 2020

SDC 343 - Mail art

A late entry to SDC 343 = mail art.

I used using following stamps;

 - vintage bill
 - mervynboy
 - olive rose
 - moon girl
 - calendar square cube
 - ...    and one of my old favorites  - " oh, my god , how did I get this fat?"


Sonntag, 8. März 2020

A nice day with creative fellows - workshop in Keispelt.

Working with water colors at the latest workshop for Mosaik Scrappers in our lovely "salle polyvalante" in Keispelt.
Jaine had prepared kits for us with water colors, pencils, paper and a canvas. And so the journey began...

After a couple of hours I had this picture in front of me.

For me it is about movement, going somewhere, looking for new sceneries and places.
In Swedish we say that we find a "smultronställe" - a place we love to go to , where you can pick sweet berries in the forest...
And you never know what to expect - like a box of chocolate - you never know what to you get :-)



Montag, 24. Februar 2020

SDC 342 - texture

At Stampotique the theme is texture.

I made this tag using Jilian and Hexagon .

And texture? Have a closer look and you`ll see...!


Sonntag, 16. Februar 2020

All we need is love ! (?)

Back again.

Philippines is a beautiful country. VERY friendly people - it doesn`t matter if rich or poor. Stunning! And the nature - bounty beaches, volcanos, rice fields, coral reefs , whale sharks, turtles… and then the little Mao Meg - the tarsier !
A destination for everyone who enjoys travelling.

And back home - valentines day - as every year.

I made this page to join the latest challenge at SDC 341 where its all about the need of love.

Stamps used ; Angel and vintage bill.



Montag, 13. Januar 2020

Wanderlust 2020


Getting into the travel "mood" with this wall hanger.

I bought some lovely Lavinia stamps at the LuxExpo here last Saturday - Silhouette Thistle, Luna Buds and Mushrooms mini.
The text stamps are from Craft sensation and the fish from Gummiapan.

I really enjoyed getting the sewing machine out of the cupboard again!



Samstag, 11. Januar 2020

Next destination - the Philippines!

Soon it`s time again.
Time to travel and enjoy the beauty of other countries and cultures.
I found this photo on Pinterest and I´m really looking forward to this scenery - the rice terraces of Banau and Batad.