Montag, 8. Dezember 2008

TMTA - red

here is my entry for this weeks theme on TMTA.

Christmas printable countdown

take a look here ! Wonderful images to print!!!

Donnerstag, 4. Dezember 2008

Button Wrath

Here is a little something I made for christmas decoration - as seen on the fabulos blog artsy-fartsy Thank you Cheryl for the great idea! Now I have a reason to buy more buttons :))

Freitag, 14. November 2008

Theme Thursday - Birds

This is my entry for the Theme Thursday Challenge this week. Thank you for looking :))

Mittwoch, 12. November 2008

WS - Telephone

Endlich wieder mal eine Challenge geschafft!! Wir sind immer noch fleissig am renovieren und ich komme zu gar nichts :( Da mein Werkelzimmer nicht isoliert ist und die Heizung noch nicht angeschlossen ist ist es auch nicht sonderlich gemütlich hier. Nach dem grauen Tag draussen und der Kälte drinnen hab ich mal wieder etwas Farbe gebraucht ;)

Sonntag, 26. Oktober 2008


Endlich hatte ich wieder mal ein bisschen Zeit zum werkeln :)) Das ist für Katrins Ketting zum Thema Transylvanien...

Und gleich noch ein ATC dazu weils so viel Spass gemacht hat *lol*

Freitag, 12. September 2008

And I have a little surprise for one more participant:


All winners please E-mail me your shipping address - I will mail your candy right away! Congatulations!!!

Winners of the single stamps are: *drumroll*


Winner of the sheet

Winner of the unmounted sheet of rubber stamps is: *drumroll*


Sonntag, 24. August 2008

Gothic Arches - Black, white and a hint of red

Ok, I really like to look at black and white combinations but I am so bad at creatig them - To me my pieces always look too naked *sigh* So I decided to make a miniature gothic arch for this challenge. Just some time ago I finished John Irving's "Until I find you"... so now you know where the inspiration came from *lol* Not quite as thrilling as some of his other novels but still worth reading...


I got this wonderful award from Willy. Thank you so much! :)) So the thing about this award is that you have to nominate seven blogs with their blog links, email them and post this award on your blog with the link going back to the person who awards you.

Now nominating just seven blogs is quite a challenge because there are so many blogs I love to visit...

My first nomination is Sija - although I'm almost sure that she has gotten the award several times already :))

I could go on all night - but - just seven ;)

Donnerstag, 21. August 2008

This thursday - blings the thing

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge. I had great fun on this one - too bad you can't see it on the screen - her hair and the bottles are colored with Twinklings - more bling :))

Blog Candy!

Hello to everyone visiting my blog! I've got a little thank you for all of you who stop by and leave such wonderful, encouraging comments. Winter is coming closer and it's time to think about christmas cards - well it is if you are as slow as I am... :)) My bolg candy is a sheet of rubber stamps by Nara Studio. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and a link in your blog until September 12th and I will draw the lucky winner of the sheet, and then, there are still 3 single stamps to give away...

I'd love to hear from you!


Dienstag, 19. August 2008

another painting...

...I'm still working on it - It's probably going to take me a year or so to finish, so I'll just show a little work in progress...

Arty Girlz - Shapes

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at Arty Girlz. The theme is add shapes to your creation.

Back to painting

For over two years I have been absolutley unable to paint - so I just kind of stuck to the mixed media - stamping thing. I drives me crazy not beeing able to create...

But two days ago I read a post on Pilar Pollocks blog and it encouraged me to start painting again - and mostly it encouraged me not to be so hard on myself ;))

This is the first paintig, it's 70 x 50cm. There are three more in progress... Thank you Pilar for helping me untie that knot!

Freitag, 15. August 2008


Lots of Nara Studio stamps are up to 40% off until august 31.
Go have a look:

Mittwoch, 13. August 2008

Arty Girlz - No patterned paper

When I make backgrounds without patterned paper I usually use Distress Inks. I love the color palette and how the inks blend so well using just a sponge to apply. This is my card for this weeks challenge
(someday I'll find out how to get things into the scanner straight... *sigh*) :))

Freitag, 8. August 2008

Hermine's Background

This is for a challenge at Hermines Place She made this beautiful background to download and create something... I have to tell you - this was a tough one! After adhering the backgound to my card it already looked finished :)) It's so beautiful! It took me a while to figure out what to add...

One thing that has been on my mind for quite some time is how the people on those cute vintage pictures would feel if they could see the artwork done with their pictures now.... surley they must be very very very old or they just missed it... What would they think about party hats,butterfly wings ect.? Some might be delighted others might just say: Why me? :))

Tgif - earth colors

This week on Tgif the theme is earth colors. I used an image off a collage sheet by Lisa's Altered Art - take a look at the wonderful images. The quote on this ATC is the first thing that came to my mind seeing the faces of these little ones :))

Make a Moo or two - school

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge, I really enjoy working on moos - maybe someday I will dare to go even smaller and try inchies ;))
Stamps are by Nara Studio

Donnerstag, 7. August 2008

Arty Girlz - Vintage

Arty Girlz want to see vintage this week. This is my entry. It's not really visible on the screen, but some details are highlighted with Perfect Pearls. And I used real vintage mother-of-pearl buttons and some very old lace.

Dienstag, 5. August 2008

Layers of color

This weeks theme on Layers of Color is Children. This is my first time participating - I couldn't resist for this is one of my favourite themes :))

And this is my entry - The quote is in german and translated it would be something like:

There are three things that remained from paradise: the stars of the night, the flowers of day and children's eyes.

Montag, 4. August 2008

TMTA - turquoise

It's actually a color I like very much - I just don't seem to use it too often. Somehow it looks more like a shade of green on the screen, but I'd say it's turquoise in daylight... ;)
Would anyone like to swap any of my latest ATCs?

Sonntag, 3. August 2008

Gothic Arches - Shades of white

My entry for this week at the GA challenge blog

Samstag, 2. August 2008

tgif - numbers

Enjoying the simple things I made this simple ATC for this weeks challenge on Tgif :)) Stamps by Nara Studio and Time to Stamp.

Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2008

WS - Summer Tea Party

My entry for this week - Stamps by PSX, Nara Studio, NeuLand, OI

Dienstag, 29. Juli 2008

TMTA - eyes

This is my entry for this weeks TMTA challenge...

Samstag, 12. Juli 2008

Skinny Saturday - Hats

And this is also the first time I tried this format - I really like it alot, somehow it's easier to "fill"

Moo - birds

Yeaeee - I'm really getting things done lately :)) Here is my first try on moos for this weeks challenge - had alot of fun, they won't be the last ones...

Freitag, 11. Juli 2008

tgif - keys

My first entry for tgif - all the time I had a swiss childrens song in mind

"mys Härzli isch zue, chamers niemert uftue, nor es einzigs schlaus Bürschteli het es Schlüsseli derzue"

In english it would be something like " my little heart is closed, no one can open it - but one clever little boy has a key for it"

Montag, 7. Juli 2008

Mixed Media Monday - monochromatic colours

For a long time I haven't been able to participate in challenges. I'm very happy I finally made it :)) This is my piece for the monochromatic colours challenge.

my favorite colors

Rose and green :)) A bit too sweet and "flowery" in the end but I still kind of like it.

Song of childhood

This is another piece that is pretty big compared to the things I usually make. The picture is lousy, aaaarrrrrrgggghhhh! This one is gone too, so no chance for a better one...

Niblo's Garden

Now I'm going huge! I love this piece but it was quite a struggle because of its size - it's hard to make it look interesting and at the same time not overloading. The box with the boys is an empty cigar box - so you can imagine the size of the entire thing. The very first piece I acctually sold :))

I'm back!

We finally moved into our new "old" house! There is still alot to fix and "rebuild" but I just cannot do without a little artwork ;) So I started off with something very little because everything was still crowded with boxes and bags.
These are some inchies I made.

Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2008

Gothic Arch Challenge - gypsy

Here is my gypsy... stamps by Beeswax and Nara Studio

TMTA - Fotostempel

Here is my ATC for this week - I always use Ranger Archival Inks for photograph stamps, this one is plum. Stamps by Time to stamp (face) and Stampsmith (word)

Freitag, 11. Januar 2008

Arty Girlz - Buttons

I just love buttons! I could put them on anything ;) So of course I couldn't resist the challenge on the Arty Girlz Challenge Blog This is my first entry for them...

Donnerstag, 10. Januar 2008

You make my day

Diese nette Auszeichnung habe ich von Katrin bekommen :)) Vielen lieben Dank dafür! Nun ist es an mir die Auszeichnung an 10 weitere Blogger weiterzugeben... Wahrscheinlich haben die meisten MEINER Favoriten sie schon erhalten - aber doppelt genäht hält besser ;)
Hier die Blogs die ich mir immer wieder gerne anschaue: Fatma Ilonka Ilona Alex Petra Apollox Hermine Rein Saray Gaby YOU MAKE MY DAY! :)

Mittwoch, 9. Januar 2008

TMTA - Postage Stamps

My entry for this weeks theme:

Wednesday Stamper - Keys

This was alot of fun to make - although very messy... ;) I painted a piece of glass with acrylic colors and scratched away some parts after it was dry. The pictures are glued to the back side (I used some of Rein's freebies - THANK YOU!) Then I stamped the glass with StazOn and used some Distress Embossing Powder for the edges. Stamp by Nara Studio.

Mixed Media Monday - Time

Here is my first entry for the mixed media monday challenge. It's already wednesday - ;) I had a hard time with this one because it is HUGE (compared to the things I usually work on...) It used to be a cabinet door. It's very old so I thought it would be perfect for the theme "time" The old lock is still in it's place... makes me wonder what secrets it once contained...