Sonntag, 4. Februar 2018

* It's all about journaling *

"It's all about journaling"

Ihihii, hello my dear followers. Yes, I know, it has been a while since you heard from me, sorry for that with making huge puppy eyes =) 
Awesome things happened in the meanwhile: In December hubby made my dream come true and sime days before Christmas I was the proud and really happy owner of a brand new crafting area, woohoo!!
I will share pics of it in the near future.
Today I would like to show you my planner/ memory keeping system for 2018. So, here we go... 

From the left to the right:

  • Olive Traveler's notebook for keeping track of my appointments, etc. You can call it my planner :)
  • Lorton Horn Case, keeping my diary. I will use a Midori weekly diary this year
  • Midori diary pouch (with insert for 2018) for keeping track of my incoming and outgoing happy mails and a money tracker 
So, to which one of the three would you like to have a closer look? Please leave me a message under the post. Thank you :)

And to give you an idea, here are some sneaky pics for you

Freitag, 31. März 2017

* Easter card tutorial *

"Hoppy Easter"

Okay, normally my blog is in German. But I know, many of you prefer English, so I will try to present that tutorial in English to you
(my English Grammar isn't the best, so be prepared ;))
Something wonderful happended: I was selected by Andrea Gomoll to be part of her cre8tive team for Cre8tive Creations. So, that's my first official creation with her products.

I used her "Hoppy Easter/ Spring" printable stickers.
(You will find the link to her shop below)
 First I cut out the motives, I wanted to use for my card with a scissor.
--> If you want to create 3D effects, print out your stickers on heavyweight paper (the base on thin paper).

Than I had to create my background for the card.
I decided to use some ink sprays (water reactive) and acrylic paint (water proof after dried).

First I mixed the acrylic paint with water and than sprinkled it onto the white paper, using a brush. --> Let it dry.

Than I sprayed the paper with water and the ink sprays.
--> Play around :)(You can add "watery" effects by dripping water on the dried inks and removing the water with kitchen roll.)
Let it dry.

Here is a little tip: If you want to look your blossoms more dimensional, you can use a score tip and working with it on the backside of your blossoms on a soft base (I used wool felt :)).

If you don't own such a tool, you could also use a quilling tool.

Can you see the difference? On the left handside the "modeled" blossom, on the right handside the "just cutted" one.

Time to put it all together :)
I used vellum to create a softer blending between the background and the motiv itself. I also "modeled" some of the leaves.
--> Use foam pads to create additional dimension :)

Okay, now the finishing touches :)
I wanted to add some sparkly effects, so I used my Sparkle Mod Podge. At the end, I added pearls to the centers of the blossoms.

Done :)

--> You will find the stickers I used here:

For feedback or any questions, please leave me a comment.

Donnerstag, 23. März 2017

* Ein lieber Gruß *

"For a lovely friend"

Mit diesem kleinen Büchlein, wollte ich meiner Freundin Lisa in den USA ein paar liebe Grüße schicken.
Sie ist ein riesen Fan des Valentinstages und so packte ich jede Menge Liebe in dieses Büchlein :)

Die einzelnen Seiten sind mittels Nähnaht zusammengefügt und diese Trottel passte einfach perfekt!

Auf der linken Seite in der Tasche befindet sich der Brief in Form eines kleinen Heftchens.

Ich habe diverse Einschübe und Taschen eingefügt um ein paar Goodies unterzubringen :) Dabei habe ich wieder verschiedene Größen gewählt weil es das Ganze für mich so interessanter macht.

Ich konnte nicht widerstehen: Herz gewinnt ;D

Hier kann man die Naht gut erkennen, die das Büchlein zusammen hält- übrigens mit der Hand genäht. So konnte ich die Trottel problemlos mit "einbinden".

So ging das ganze dann als Überraschungspost auf die Reise, zusammen mit deutscher Schoki- natürlich liebevoll verpackt.

  Und damit sind wir auch schon wieder am Ende angelangt.
Wie gefällt es euch? Hinterlasst mir gerne einen Kommentar :)