Monday, April 30, 2007


I´ve played with the new Stampbord, a surface you can stamp and scratch on. On the right you can see the scan of the finished ATC which shows the scratched Stampbord piece better and which has better colours. On the left is a photo of the ATC which gives a better image of the embedding of the piece in the background.

Blog Video

My brother-in-law has made a video from a bunch of pictures I gave him. You can see a lot of ATCs, some cards, journal entries and altered postcards if you want; you´ll find it here. Please let me know what you think about it.

Friday, April 27, 2007

More Crows and Ravens

In the meantime, I have the ATCs from Gisele, Tine, Mija, Barb, Ute, Sabine, and Doris. Audrey, Heather, Gaby, and Stefanie have theirs finished and on the way to me. Maybe some more will be sent within the deadline.
You can see Ute´s and Stefanie´s . Aren´t they lovely?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Crows Swap Update

Just a little reminder that there´s only a bit more than one week left to join the Crows and Ravens swap - just send three ATCs until May 1st and you´ll be part of the game ...

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Puzzled again ...

I´ve had so much fun with the puzzle pieces ATCs lately that I made three more today. They are up for a trade if anyone is interested.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


So far I had only made ATC in the grungy style, but when I saw the image of a man blowing soap-bubbles (thanks to LuAnne for sending it!), I thought it might work for a card. So here´s my second entry for this week´s Wednesday Stampers´ theme Grunge.

Grungy but bright

Grunge is this week´s Wednesday Stampers´ theme. This ATC shows that this style does not necessarily have to be dark but can be colourful and bright.
I´ve made some other grungy ATCs lately which you can see here.
(Got the collage image from LuAnne yesterday, many thanks, LuAnne!)

Monday, April 16, 2007


Some packages of seeds with a card made for a swap at Künstlerdecos - a little different from what I normally do ...

Zetti Monday

I never know which colours my Zettis will have when I´m starting some. These three for Sarah (if she´ll like them) maybe got their colours because of the summer-like weather we have in Germany today ...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

My Secret Garden

My entry in Svenja´s journal "My Secret Garden".

Saturday, April 14, 2007


This week´s Wednesday Stampers´ theme "Cars/Autos" is a real challenge for a person without a driving licence. But a cautious stamper at least has a few rubber cars in store ...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

More Zettis

Of course we´ve stamped some more Zetti ATCs - always addictive.

A little workshop

On Sunday, we´ve had a little sisters workshop trying grungy ATCs. Much fun, many cards.

Dying eggs and backgrounds

We´ve had green and blue eggs this year (as always, LOL), and there was so much colour left after dying the eggs that we used it to dye loads of backgrounds on all sorts of paper. Here are two examples.

Out of the trash

After a few hours of stamping sometimes the sheet of paper you´ve used to cover your table looks so beautiful that it makes a nice background itself. This is how mine came out.

Busy Easter Days

I´ve just returned from my short Easter vacation at my sister´s house. We´ve been busy stamping and making backgrounds, and I´ve finished cards for five swaps and many others you´ll find in my for trade album (see the link in the right sidebar). Just let me know if you like to trade.

I´ve made a series of cards with puzzle pieces on them for a swap, and these are two for my trading folder.

Crow Swap Update

This black friend wants to tell you that the due date for the Crows and Ravens swap is approaching - please have in mind that your ATCs should reach me within the next three weeks!
Time enough to make three ATCs and sign up for this swap of course ...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


This week´s Wednesday Stampers´ theme is "Envelopes". Though I´m not someone who sends cards too late, I always want them to be in the mail as soon as possible - so I don´t embellish my envies very often. And some people told me that their embellished envies got lost in the mail more often than plain ones ... but I have received some very beautiful envelopes which I treasure in the same albums as the ATCs or cards sent to me.

Crackling again

Two more crackled ATCs - these are for a swap I host in a German ATC group.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Letter T

I´ve made three ATCs for a "Letter T" swap today. The last one is my favourite - I love to use words found in newspapers and to put a story around them ...