Saturday, February 28, 2009

Design Vocabulary

... is only one of many possible translations for the German word "Formensprache" - it seems that there´s no adequate English word for it.
Here´s another ATC with a Faux Leather with Masking Tape background.

Sensational News

Well, isn´t it sensational news to see that former GDR politician Walter Ulbricht was such a fan of Western German actress Hildegard Knef?
The background was made with the "Faux Leather with Masking Tape" technique which is today´s Saturday´s Workout challenge.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Kippeln auf der Klippe

I´ve made this card just for fun (and for sending someone a mail art piece of course) - but the hard part is the translation, LOL: Does tilting on the outlier make any sense for you? or wobbling on a sheer? If it doesn´t, just take the title as a bit of DADA ...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

City Silhouette

This week´s Wednesday Stamper´s theme is "Silhouette" - so here´s my urban scene with a bird´s silhouette as a sign of nature in the midst of stone. I´m not much into silhouette stamps, but you can often see birds as a silhouette on a far roof or tree ...
Stamps by Stamp Francisco, Stampers Anonymous, and Flamingo.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Letter O - another German lesson

Welcome back to my monthly German lesson! This time you´ll learn that the German "oben ohne" means "topless", and an "Oberlehrer" is someone who acts like an omniscient teacher but is not ... it´s one of those German word that don´t have an English expression - maybe you don´t know those people in other countries!?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Architecture ATCs

Six ATCs for an Architecture themed swap. You won´t be surprised to see two of them inspired by literary works: The lucky girl who gets her own room refers to Virginia Woolf´s "A Room of One´s Own", and the nest as a sign of nature in the midst of buildings was inspired by Bertolt Brecht´s play "Im Dickicht der Städte".

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Librarian

Do you love books as much as I do? I don´t think that reading has something to do with escaping reality - it´s just another perspective on reality and a chance to discover worlds I´ll never be able to see in real life (though sometimes they may be situated in your neighbour´s soul). I don´t read to escape or feel better; it´s kind of reading in another person´s mind.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Goodbye my Love

Maybe Valentine cards don´t always have to be romantic?! Think of all those people who don´t have someone to love or maybe still love someone who´s gone - with all that talking about love Valentine´s Day may be a good day for them to let go and think about their feelings. This lady has let her old love go, but looks quite injured now, so don´t trust the smile in her face.
You can go to "Sunday Postcard Art" to see more Hearts cards this week.
And as this week´s Mixed Media Monday theme is Hearts and Wings, this card is just perfect for that challenge.

Postage Stamps

This week´s theme at Crazy Amigo is Postage Stamps, so I´ve altered a Carte de Visite as an ATC.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Sound of Rio

This month Katrin´s "Travel around the world" swap sent us to Rio de Janeiro - my card goes to Catherine. Maybe you´d like to travel with us to Rome in March? Just sign up on Katrin´s blog!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Home No. 1

A 4 x 6 inches card.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

One World One Heart - The Winners

When I posted my giveaways, I would never have thought that there would be 230 names in my bowl in the end!
And after visiting each and every of the 911 blogs participating in the OWOH event, I´m even happier that I´ve been a part of it.
I´d like to thank all those people who told me that they visit my blog regularly or that they stopped by for the first time but will come back or just that they like what they´ve seen - it´s all much appreciated, and I´m happy that I´ve met so many of you this way - thank you!
I´ve done it the traditional way: putting your names into a bowl and drawing by hand.
Now here are the three winners:
Stacy, Latharia, and Linda!
I´ll contact you immediately to ask for your snail mail addies and will send out your arches as soon as possible!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


A 5,12 inches card for this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge "Use hearts in a different way". Stamps by Cherry Pie, Catslife Press, Rajastamps, Stampers Anonymous, and Zettiology, body shape and hat by Artchix. The quote is by Confucius.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Mail Day

"You´ve got mail" is this week´s theme at TMTA.
I´ve had great mail today, so I´m only waiting for the flowers ;-)

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Here´s my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Chairs".

Window to the Past

These 8 x 10 inches pages are for Jen´s tip-in journal themed "Gazing Through the Windows of the Past".

Saturday, February 07, 2009


Two more cards that you´ll find in the latest Just Stamps issue - this time the theme was "Hands".


These are three Bird themed cards that you can find in the latest issue of "Just Stamps" - I´ve just received my copy and will have a wonderful weekend reading it.

Friday, February 06, 2009

No. 1 Moos

These Moo cards were made to celebrate the first anniversary of Nellie´s Make a moo or two challenge blog - congrats, Nellie!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Frida´s Wings

This 6 x 6 card is for a 1/1 swap - I just couldn´t resist this wonderful quote!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Letter N ATCs - Another German Lesson

I´ve finished my Letter N swap ATCs tonight, and you know what that means: it´s time for another German lesson!
"Null-Lösung" has been the German word of the year 1981 - does anyone remember? It meant the complete abdication of installing new weapons on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Of course I´ve used the word in its literal meaning on my ATC, saying that Zero is the solution.

The third ATC illustrates a new beginning, "Neuanfang" in German. Mostly it begins with a certain feeling that you have to change your life ...

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Tag Your Arch

Here´s my arch for this week´s Gothic Arches challenge "Tag Your Arch" (if you´re not familiar with the Latin words, you can read about their history here).