Dienstag, 30. Dezember 2014

and still nothing else than calender pages...

Yes, I am busy doing pages...

The birds are from a sizzix die, not that sure about this page,

Using my Tilda papers and some new stamps by efco

stencil by D. Weakly. My fav of these 3 pages

Have a great snowy day. I still love the snow, but I do not love it on my car

Montag, 29. Dezember 2014

more calender pages

I hope you are not bored already, but I know the only way to really use it, is to have a lot of pages finish, so here´s week 10-12

Having fun and more destashing of papers and vintage cut outs (Oh my God, I am just a horder)

the sentiment was stamped with Dylusions.

Stamps used: Carabelle

Have a stressless day

Sonntag, 28. Dezember 2014

in the woods

Having fun and being inspired by Susi and Youtube I tried my luck as well with doing the trees. The background was a clean-up of my gelli-plate. Embellished with de Stempelwinkel-stamps and a digi images of paperwhimsy.

Have a great day

participating at

Samstag, 27. Dezember 2014

calendar 2015 week 7-9

As promised 3 more pages in my recycled calendar

Stamps used: Dylusion, Teesha Moore

quote stamp by Tim Holtz, as well as the paper

Stamps by de Stempelwinkel

I do not know about you, but loving the view from my window: all cover in snow. Let´s wait what I am going to say after I have cleaned my car - laugh

Donnerstag, 25. Dezember 2014

calendar 2015

I am still reorganising my craft space and found my book of calender pages. I was thinking about taking the calendar pages off and use the then empty book for something else. But going through the pages I had done, I just could not do it.
And kind of an early new year resolution I started to make new pages for 2015 and using these pages to destash and using dies I had rarely used so far.
Knowing me, the only way to write in that journal is at the end of the day. So far I am at week 15 with the plan, not having the book in  my craft room, but next to my bed. That way there´s at least the chance I really do journal in the book.

Week 1 and 2 are the last pages I had already showed, reusing these as the were still empty. So today I want to show you week 3-6.

stamps used: de stempelwinkel, Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz

I used the framelit tree dies by S. Barnard to make my trees. Stamps used: Design by Ryan, de Stempelwinkel. The rest is a paper napkin.

Stamps: quote (Kaisercraft); headings (100 proof press, de Stempelwinkel)
die: Diamond die

I hope you all had a beautiful christmas eve and are now enjoying all your presents. Have a wonderful holiday time.

Montag, 22. Dezember 2014

altered christmas bottle for de Stempelwinkel

I love to alter bottles. First you have the joy of drinking and then the joy of altering the bottle :)

Here´s a little sneek peak,

more pics and pics of the design process can be found here:


Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2014

follow your passion

Having had a sketch in my sketch book I really did not like - I guess we all know that - I used gesso and a napkin to change the scene and here´s the result

I just have know that 90g/m2 paper is not really the best choice working with different media. The book looks .........

Have a great 4th Advent

Samstag, 20. Dezember 2014

creative life

I hope you are not already bored to death from my whimsical muse. But lately, being banned from my computer, I sketched and what you see here it coloring these sketches. I guess with christmas only days away we all enjoy the whimsical time of the year.....:)

Have a great day and don´t get stressed out!

Freitag, 19. Dezember 2014

women and cats.....

just sketching a little bit in a very childish way and having fun.....

Stamps used: de Stempelwinkel mixed media plate

Off to go the bank - what a pitty that you have to pay the christmas tree in cash :)

Mittwoch, 17. Dezember 2014


Playing once again - using my new stamps from Ryan and one more background - don´t ask how many backgrounds are still waiting to be used.... - here´s what I did:

And as today was my last working day for this year I finally will find time to visit you all more often :)

participating at http://art-journal-journey.blogspot.de/2014/12/12-2014-c-o-l-l-g-e.html

Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014

weathering the greatest storms

Playing, sketching and more playing....

I am thinking about using Flickr, facebook and pintoresque as my future means to showcase my artwork. Some of you I have already found in either one but not all.
But I do not want to miss your artwork. Can you tell me where to find you?

Participating at http://art-journal-journey.blogspot.de/2014/12/12-2014-c-o-l-l-g-e.html

Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014

more playing

Loving the art of Mindy Lacefield I tried to follow her my way (ok, colouring has to be practised)

And organizing my craft space further - the only real good thing about limited access to my PC (I hope next week with a bigger WLAN and an WLAN enforcer I do not have to share my desk any longer....) I played a little with my new carabella stamps and one of those many backgrounds. The frames were a left over of a TH sticker sheet after all the stickers were gone and I thought it to be the perfect recycling :)
No rhyme or reason just having stamping fun. 

Wish you all a great 3. Advent.


participating at http://art-journal-journey.blogspot.de/2014/12/12-2014-c-o-l-l-g-e.html

Mittwoch, 10. Dezember 2014

christmas tags

I guess I am inbetween a lot of different art directions - sweet, steampunk, mixed media and grunch - and playing with tags for de Stempelwinkel it shows

Have a great day

Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2014

life is like a camera

At art-journal-journey the current topic is collage and as already said - having much too many backgrounds lying around, here we go

Have a great start into the next week

more bookmarks for christmas

And here we go with some more - just to prove you I have not been totally lazy :)

I plan to give them to my working collegues. Of course pink going to a lady, the green one going to a hobby airplane crafter and the yellow one to a collegue who - no matter the weather - makes a 40 min trip to work on his bike every day - twice a day.

Stamps used are from de Stempelwinkel, Artistic Outposte and Tim Holtz.

Off to make some more, XOXO

Samstag, 6. Dezember 2014


I refound some white bookmarks in my paperstash and thought these were great for additional christmas gifts. With the first 2 finished I show you my interpretation.
The cat one is for my mother for christmas (having 2 cats) and the other one was a Nikolaus gift for my daughter (loving all Japanese stuff at the moment). Some more are soon to follow, as the 3rd one is already drying.

Stamps used are from Stampendous (the cats) and Carabelle Studio

May you all have a great 2. Advent. XoXo

Freitag, 5. Dezember 2014

christmas candle holder

Let´s do some christmas decoration

love these stamps from de Stempelwinkel

Isn´t it incredible how time flies?

Sonntag, 30. November 2014

just a little christmas card

As part of my "half-time" Design Team membership at de Stempelwinkel I made this colourful christmas postcard

For a link to all these great stamps go to de Stempelwinkel. Have a great 1. Advent

Sonntag, 23. November 2014

life is a circus

No, sorry, no background use today, but more Pam Carriker stencil use this time. To be completly honest, I wanted to do a female face. But not having a rubber at hand while shading I made just the mistake Pam warns about - and there was the mustache.
But hey, there are worse things than unintentionally painting a man and here we go (I´m not totally sure if I liked the shading with a pencil better than with my Derwents - but done is done)

Freitag, 21. November 2014


I hope you do not get bored by the use of my many backgrounds....
This time I finally took the time to start a first try with my Pam Carriker face stencil - shading is really not that simple and even harder on a coloured background...but with so many backgrounds left - LOL

Stamps from de Stempelwinkel.

Have a great and joyful weekend - you might like to enjoy you christmas shopping as I do - ONLINE!!!

Mittwoch, 19. November 2014

going more surrealistic

Just having fun using some of my gelli backgrounds and going crazy......

And of course I had to use some of my new stencils. Having much too many stamps I am going now for stencils - LOL


Montag, 17. November 2014


After Bad Aibling I have rediscovered my love to the Gelli Plate and Linoleum colours. And having much too many backgrounds right now it´s time to use them....
So I went a little bit crazy and surrealistic with cherry pie, G45, and zetti.

Have a great week

Sonntag, 16. November 2014

some christmas tags

A while ago a member of the Munich stamping group asked for our help and wanted us to make some christmas tags to be sold for charity reasons.
Here I show you my contribution

It was a lot of fun and made me use stamps I didn´t know I had (I know, I feel once again ashamed writing it down).


Dienstag, 11. November 2014

James Dean

Following the theme "Inspired by the masters" at art-journal-journey
I followed Andy Warhol.

By the way, James Dean is one of my new stencil - hihi

Have a great day XX

Sonntag, 9. November 2014

3 more journaling pages

While being in Bad Aibling for crafty purposes I made these 3 pages. I let myself be inspired by the sentiments (and the craft stuff I had on hand) and here we are:

by the way, the huge eyes on the 2nd page is a stamp from de Stempelwinkel, page 3 has some zetty stamps.

Samstag, 8. November 2014


I love surrealistic artwork and so I choose Dali for "Inspired by the MASTERS" on

Art Journal

Having been on a very crafty weekend in Bad Aibling and getting a lot of inspiration for the gelli plate I have to use up all these backgrounds :)
Stamps are from CherryPie and de Stempelwinkel.

Have a great weekend

Sonntag, 19. Oktober 2014

some journaling pages

Hi my dear friends,

as I am still a little bit behind I am sharing 3 pages today I crafted in the last 3 weeks

just playing with a new stencil

another new face stencil  but unfortunately a very true quote. Only very few of you know that I have been diagnosed with a very annoying autoimmun infection and I am still fighting sometimes to accept the limitations that come with it. And yes, sometimes my head means he is wiser than my body...but my body is one hell of stubborn :)

Have a great weekend

Donnerstag, 16. Oktober 2014

Deep in the forest

Inspired by


and their topic "Deep in the forest"

I played a little and here´s my interpretation

Let´s hope with all the tranquility around her she finds peace.