Monday, December 27, 2010

Extraordinary Lives

One thing that really lightens up a dark winter day is bird watching. Now that all around them is just white, it´s easy to watch the smallest birds from larger distances - so much fun!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

In Standby Position

Only a few days left before Christmas - the sleigh is waiting, the reindeer calling. This is my entry for this week´s SPA challenge themed "Santa".

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snow

Have you tried to take a photo of all that snow around you? Well, I did, and I thought that pictures can´t show what you see - so I played a bit with Photoshop until the mystery of the real environment showed up.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Totally Striped

With all that snowy white outside my window and that b/w calendar I have to make, it was a pleasure to see some colours in the evenings when knitting this set as a Christmas gift for myself.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It´s that time of the year again ...

... to write the calendar for my mother - not much time for other projects right now. Here´s the March page in progress with the ink not dried and the photo not glued down. Nine more months to do!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Beauty Inside


This bookmark is a small gift for someone who loves to read as well as to travel.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Famous Last Words


This candle is for a lover of German literature, and while the front shows a portrait of Goethe, the back gives his famous last words: More Light!
The candle will be accompanied by a bookmark with some of Goethe´s words: You should take things as they are, but you also should make things the way you want them to take.








Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Everything That Grows


This is my entry for the Paper Whimsy ATC lottery in December. The theme is "All the World´s a Stage", and as a Shakespeare lover of course I couldn´t resist to incorporate him and verses from one of his sonnets.

Monday, December 06, 2010

CCC: Rock Candy Distress Stickles


This week´s Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is about using the Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Stickles. I´ve made another Christmas card using the distress ink colours wild honey, rusty hinge, and broken china. The scan doesn´t show the sparkling Stickles, so I´ve taken a photo of a detail to show it - I think this festive sparkle is perfect for the Three Wise Men scene!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Warning ...

... this is SO addictive! You should buy enough candles before trying this technique!

Stamped Candle


Today I tried a technique that I´ve seen in a Stampington video some time ago - it makes decorating a candle really quick and easy. I´m very pleased with the result, a lovely little gift.

Toys

This Christmas card is my entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Toys". The German book scrap says "that they could hardly wait until the evening came" - the perfect expression of the excitement probably most of us have felt at Christmas when we were children.

Friday, December 03, 2010

I Heard the Bells


Somehow everything turns into a Christmas card now ...
but that´s a good opportunity to combine making Christmas cards and playing with challenge themes. This way Mary Green´s monthly collage images found their way onto this very large (5,9 x 8,3 inches) Christmas card.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

From Above

"Heavenly Creatures" is this week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge theme, and I thought it would be appropriate to make another Christmas card with my favourite angel stamp from Marks of Distinction. Text from Magnolia, star from Art Impressions.