Dienstag, 25. Dezember 2012

Merry Christmas

When the last Kalendersheets
flattern through the winterstreets
and Dezemberwind is blowing
then ist everybody knowing
that it is not allzuweit
she does come the Weihnachtszeit
All the Menschen, Leute, people
flippen out of ihr warm Stüble
run to Kaufhof, Aldi, Mess
make Konsum and business,
kaufen this und jene things
and the churchturmglocke rings.
Manche holen sich a Tännchen
when this brennt they cry "Attention".
Rufen for the Feuerwehr
"Please come quick to löschen her!"
Goes the Tännchen off in Rauch
they are standing on the Schlauch.
In the kitchen of the house
mother makes the Christmasschmaus.
She is working, schufts and bakes
the hit is now her Joghurtkeks
and the Opa says als Tester
"We are killed bis to Silvester".
Then he fills the last Glas wine-
yes this is the christmastime!
Day by day does so vergang
and the holy night does come
you can think, you can remember
this is immer in Dezember.
Then the childrenlein are coming
candle-Wachs is abwärts running.
Bing of Crosby Christmas sings
while the Towerglocke rings
and the angels look so fine
well this is the Weihnachtstime.
Baby-eyes are kugelrund
the family feels kerngesund
when unterm Weihnachtsbaum they're hocking
then nothing can them ever shocking.
They are happy, are so fine
this happens in the christmastime.
The animals all in the house
the Hund, the Katz, the bird, the Maus,
are turning round the Weihnachtsstress,
enjoy this as never nie
well they find Kitekat and Chappi
in the Geschenkkarton of Papi.
The family begins to sing
and wieder does a Glöckchen ring.
Zum Song vom grünen Tannenbaum
the Tränen rennen down and down.
bis our mother plötzlich flennt
"The christmas-Gans im Ofen brennt!"
Her nose indeed is very fine

Merry Christmas everyone. I wish you all the best and I hope you all enjoy the time with your friends and family.
We do!

Sonntag, 16. Dezember 2012

Simon says stamp and show

inspired by Tim's 12 Tags


My  favourite technique is the one he used on his 9th tag in 2011.

Stamping with a background stamp, embossing with clear powder. Then inking the whole tag and again embossing with clear powder.

This is the tag i made today. I used some tiny red bells. The colors i used are Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries. The Christmas Tree and the chipboard piece are Graphic 45.

The cardstock with "Christmas Day" is from Authentique. Just added a blue Sem binding ribbon and some more tiny red bells on top. Ohhh, and some stickles Rock Candy on the tree.

Montag, 10. Dezember 2012


Today is my first day of vacation. I just have to go to work 4 days in December: 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th. Then the year is over....
I hope to get some things done during my free time. We still need some christmas presents and i have to decorate the Christmas Tree. We want to visit my hubbys aunt and today we both get a haircut.
We want to make cookies for Christmas......
We had a lot of snow at the weekend, about 15 cm i would say. But its melting away, i think its warmer today.

So there is so much to do, lets get started. Hope to see you soon with some creative related themes.


Sonntag, 18. November 2012


my dear friends.
Before i forget to do it i have to upload my Tim Holtz tag for november.
I also made a card for the Simon says challenge: stamp without ink.

This challenge was a bit hard for me. first i tried stampink with the Ranger distress stains,
but i thought it lookednot good. I then tried the Paint dabber Picket Fence. It looked ok so far.
I decided to give it a chance, because i did not know what to use else.....

For the card i used brown cardstock, red paper , from Glitz i think, for the background. i used a snowflake stamp and the picket fence dabber on it.
The girl pic is from Authentique, i distressed it.
Did i told you i like using distressing tool and ink!?
Merry Christmas is stamped with picket fence too. I glued some bigger silver flatback pearls
in the corners and many tiny cream flatback pearls all over the card. Thats all

Donnerstag, 8. November 2012

Some cards

Hey there....

I made 2 cards on tuesday evening.
The first is for the Simon says stamp and show challenge.
This weeks theme: Inspiration Francaise.
I watched my papers and found my Le Cirque Paper by G45 .
I just layered some Papers and cut outs. Everything is distressed as always, 
i just like to use my distressing tool and stamp pads.

The other card is a christmas card. 

Sonntag, 4. November 2012

Just add Pearl...

....says Simon, and i did.
I made a Birthday Card with my new Prima Tea Thyme Papers. The papers are beautiful as always!
You can't have enough Birthday cards, i think.

I used a light pink cardstock for the card and also light pink papers from the Paper Pad.
I distressed everything with the Tea Dye distress stamp pad from Ranger.
Just added 2 Prima flowers and some pearls.
I hope you like it.

Freitag, 26. Oktober 2012

My Tag for October

This is my take on Tim Tag for October.
Halloween is not as big as in the USA here in Germany.
I didn´t have any of his materials to use, so I made just a Halloween themed Tag.
I used a black Tag and colored it with Picked Fence Distress stain totaly. On the edge I used Antique Bronze Distress Stain.
For the crow, the pumpkin and the bat I used Tims masks and colored with Spiced Marmelade and Blending Tool. The small pumpin on top is made with a glue pen and glitter. I attached my tag and some autum colored leaves.

Sonntag, 7. Oktober 2012

Mini journal

Today i finished a mini journal. The same style i made some weeks ago.
I used papers from different companies. I decorated the front with some Prima flowers and leafes and some embellishments.
the inside is also decorated with bling, ribbons and flowers. There is also a pocket inside.

With this journal i´d like to join the SSS challenge Leaf-spiration.

Yesterday i was in Leipzig with my good friend Franziska. We visited the Hobby and Games fair. You get nearly everything crafty there.
I bought 2 Prima paper pads, some cardstock, 2 distress stains, Washi Tape, Resin pieces by Prima, Prima Flowers and some fabric.

And i also started a new project today. Its a key holder thing i bought at the flea market 2 weeks ago.
I removed the red velvet inside and used it as a stencil for the paper i'd like to glue in.
I also painted the inside.
More photos later this week.

Samstag, 29. September 2012

My tag for September

Hey blogger,

here is my Tim Holtz tag for September

As always, i don't have all the things he used. But i tried my best to make it similar to his creation.

And last weekend we bought a tree for our house. Its a Cercis Canadensis. In spring he will look so beautiful when he blooms , also in autum with the dark red/violett heart shaped leaves.
Have a nice weekend everyone!!!

Samstag, 15. September 2012

More Shopping

Another day with shopping joy ;-)

Today i was in Potsdam, looking for plants.
I bought 11.

One plant is missing on the Photo.
For 2012 i will not buy more plants!!!!
I now have to plant my flower bulbs.

Dienstag, 11. September 2012


Hey bloggers,

sorry, it took more than a day to update. I totaly forgot about it!
So today i have some pics of the things we did the last week.
First there is the new car :-)
The new grass in front of our house/on the street

And maybe you remember a picture in April
The grass is growing and green, we have a water barrel.

 And i created a flower bed for my Eden Rose 85 and the Phlox


At the plantmarket i bought a beautyful phlox, some Hostas, a fern, a heuchera and a white marguerite. And in the gardencentre i bought the Eden Rose.

Last sunday i was at the fleamarket where i got some old books, a wooden box, 2 old spoons and 2 silver (i think its silver) trays.

Freitag, 31. August 2012

Tag for August

I´m a bit late, but still in time for my take on Tim´s tag for August.
I used my new Summer Distress ink pads to color the tag

The last weeks were busy, doing things in the garden and around the house.
I had some trouble with my car last week. I have to repair it, but that would cost ~2000€.
So we were looking for a newer one.
We found a red Renauld Clio from 2006. We will buy it i think.
Today we did a lot in the garden, with my parents in law and brother in law.
More tomorrow.
Tomorrow i will go shopping in Berlin. Ist a Market for plant in the Botanical Garden.
I hope to get some special plants.
More tomorrow.
Have a nice weekend everyone!!!

Sonntag, 29. Juli 2012

Hallo Baby

Today i made a cute pink baby card.
I used a card with a cut out window where i glued some transparent paper behind.
The baby is a 3-D motive.
I decorated with a flower, 2 leafes and 2 big pink flatback pearls i bought yesterday.
I stamped " Hallo Baby" on a piece of pink paper and cut it out with my new
Cricut Paper trimmer. I distressed it with the new Summer color ink pad picked raspberry from Tim.
But i think i have to change the color for: Hallo Baby. Its too dark.
This card i made for the Simon says stamp challenge: Hey girl!

Sonntag, 22. Juli 2012

My first Tri-shutter-card

Hey there,

today i made my first Tri-shutter-card. I think its very hard to do when you only have a ruler and an exacto knife....
But i think i looks ok for the first time. What do you think!?
I used Tim Holtz distress paper for the card and Prima paper
for the small paper cut outs. Everything is distressed with Wild Honey Distress ink pads
by Tim Holtz. And i stamped some images and phrases inside with Archival ink in sepia.

This is a card for the Simon says stamp challenge: No rules....

Sonntag, 15. Juli 2012

Layered card

Hello friends!

Graphic 45 is having a challenge.

Make a 10 minute card

I liked the scetch they used for it and so i made one.
This card fits also the SSS challenge: Layered.

For the card i used a creme colored card and some Prima Botanical papers.
I distressed the papers with the Prima distressing tool and Ranger wild honey distress ink pad.
The image is a premade 3-D image from the La Blanche web shop. I bought it years ago.
I used some stickers for the corners.
The sentiment says: Congratulations.

Sonntag, 8. Juli 2012

July Tag for 12 Tags of 2012

Hello out there!

Its sunday again and i managed to craft a bit today.
I made my july - tag for Tims 12 Tags of 2012.

Its a craft paper tag. I used a Tattered Angels stencil with distress ink for the background.
Then I took my distress ink refills to give it that splatter look.
I put some Tim Holtz masks on the upper part and sprayed the whole tag with some TA Glimmer Mist.
The next step was to stamp the border in the middle with embossing ink. I embossed with Vintage photo distress embossing powder. I riped out a piece of paper and used some Walnut Stain distress ink to darken the edges. I stamped a phrase on it and attached a bit of twine. I used some foam pads to attach it to the tag.
The small stars are from TA too. I also inked them with red and brown Distress ink and used different foam pads to attach them for some depth.
The last things i did were to stamp the eye inside a splatter with blach Archival ink and i attached some seem binding.

With this tag i´d like to join the Challenge over at Simon says stamp and show.

Montag, 25. Juni 2012

Depth of Distress at SSS

I made a tag for the Simon says stamp challenge: Depth of Distress.
Making the journal on at the weekend was so much fun, im in such a crafting mood.
If I just had more time.
There is so much to do in the garden, meeting friends... so there is not much time left for crafting :-(
But this journal....
I´m addicted...I have to make another one!

But for now i have only my tag. I used some Ranger distress Stamp pads for the background. Stamped some clocks with Archival black.
Cut out some pics from the G45 Steampunk Debutant Paperline. I distressed them with the Prima Distress tool and used some walnut distress stain on the edges. Glued clock parts on the small one.
Colored a TH Word metal piece with alcohol ink and Snow Cap paint dabber.
Decorated with a piece of blue seembinding and a small bird from Primas Vintage trinkets by Marion Smith.

Hope to see you soon.

Sonntag, 24. Juni 2012

Easy journal

 Hello scrappy friends,

today i watched this video on YouTube
Easy journal
It´s a fast and easy tutorial for a small journal by Stephanie Miller.

This is what i made.

Just try it, it´s so easy and so much fun to make.

With this journal i´d like to join the Simon says stamp and show challenge : a bit of brown.
I hope you like it.

Sonntag, 10. Juni 2012

Some texture please

Hi Bloggers,

i have a secret.

I ordered a Big Shot 2 weeks ago. And yesterday i used it the first time. I made a tag for the Simon says challenge: Show some texture
Its also my take on Tim´s tag for june.