Monday, 25 February 2013

Cheerful Monday #6 - Easter Banner

For the second week of Vicki's challenge: anything but a card I created a banner for my forthcoming Easter Market ... well, rather two (lol) ... using Creative Cuts and More banner pages
the banner pages are covered with October Afternoon paper to make them very sturdy
scalloped circles (Quickutz, Octover Afternoon paper) edged with Stickles
layered with a paper rosette (October Afternoon)
and a chipboard letter which was painted with acrylic paint and stickled
embellishments: paper flowers and little pearls
I linked the individual pages with satin ribbon.
I created a second banner using similar ingredients ... I will show you in a next post, here is a little bit of a sneak peek :-)

Hope you can join us for this challenge, just hop over to the  Cheerful Stamp Pad for more inspiration, Petra.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Something for a Man

... an inky tag for a man whose dream it is to buy a sailing boat and sail around the world .....
BoBunny patterend paper, Tim Holtz Alteration Tag Die
stencils: That Special Touch Mica Mask, wave stencil cut with Die-namics die 
stencilled with distress inks (Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glas)
stamps: Crafty Individuals, Artemio
printed sentiment
chipboard heart inked and stickled (Christmas Red)
little heart bling

Have a lovely weekend, Petra.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Photo Session #2 - Spring and Exciting News

A warm welcome to my new followers and thank you so much to everybody stopping by my blog - this is so much appreciated!

It is Friday, the end of the week and the start of the weekend .... yippeehhh!!!! Today I would like to share with you the first signs of Spring I found in my garden, lovely crocusses and somewhat very shy snowdrops trying to hide in the undergrowth ... 
Since I have taken the photos the temperature has dropped and teenie tiny snowflakes are falling from the sky ...... Winter is not quite gone yet (sigh)

And then I had some exciting news, I won the sketch challenge over at Little Miss Muffet with my card Together  and will be guest designer for their next challenge. I am really looking forward to the challenge - which I cannot tell you about at the moment ....

Have a lovely weekend, keep warm and safe, Petra.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Lucy's Cards Sketch #2 - Easter Eggs

More Easter cards .....  with one of Lucy's sketches as inspiration
My Mind's Eye papers cut, stitched, glued
digital image from Pollycraft coloured with Copics and colouring pencils
stamped sentiment (Mia's Stempelkueche)
and a tiny Mulberry flower

Wishing you a lovely week, Petra.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Cheerful Monday #5 - Lacey Tins

This week's sponsor for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge: anything but a card is Creative Cuts and More. They have fabulous items for altering and decorating. In this spirit and still very much inspired by Nancy's 14 heARTS I recycled a couple of tins (vegetable stock and salt (lol) )
The tins were spray-painted with antique white acrylic paint, 
stamped (7Gypsies) and spray-painted again
decorated with lots of lace and pearls

 the images are from PaperWhimsy layered on musical note paper

Hope you can join us for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge, have a lovely Monday, Petra.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Lucy's Cards Sketch #1 - Easter Bunnies

Lucy has provided some really lovely sketches. This is one is for Day 1 of her sketch challenge. I could not resist to use it for some of my Easter cards
all cards are made with A6 white cards and My Mind's Eye patterend papers
 digital Easter bunnies from Birdie Brown coloured with colouring pencils
cut out and layered on foam pads, some doodled gras
stamped sentiment (Mia's Stempelkueche)
 embellished with paperflowers, pearls, ric-rac ribbon
little punched butterfly

Have a lovely week, Petra.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

14 heARTS #4 - Ladies Gallery

 Still playing with Nancy's wonderful 14 heARTS projects. These Ladies Gallery cards are inspired by Nancy's scraplings
ivory textured card, Prima Marketing paper 
vintage buttons, lace, bows, pearls, doilies
 images from Ireland Rose Nostalgia

Enjoy your weekend, Petra.

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing you all a very happy Valentine's Day! Petra.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Cheerful Monday #4 - Together

What can I say ... it is this time of the year where hearts prevail! And it is the second week of Vicki's challenge: You have my Heart. Don't these two look so sweet together
digital image from Just Some Lines 
coloured with Copicsand colouring pencils
layered on My Mind's Eye papers
tied with button twine
embellished with a heart charm and a key
a wooden heart and a pearl
and all based on a sketch from Little Miss Muffet
Enjoy your evening, Petra.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

14 heARTS #3 - Easter Tins

... recycled ones inspired by Nancy's wonderful 'Tender Altered Tinnies'. I sprayed a few tins but only altered two of them so far .... two more to go (lol)
recycled tins - chocolate chips and salt 
sprayed with Marabu spray paint inside and outside
  wire for the handles 
covered with raffia and washi tape
digital images from Birdie Brown 
coloured with colouring pencils and Copics and a little Stickles
decorated with lace, ribbons, hessian mesh ribbon, Mulberry flowers and
Have a lovely weekend, Petra.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

14 heARTS #2 - Dream

Thanks to Nancy and her gorgeous heart inspiration I pulled out one of the wooden hearts I have been collected over the last months (more likely years), covered it with twine
and decorated it
images: PaperWhimsy - stamps: 7Gypsies, Elzybells, Kaiserkraft - 
wooden heart, twine - vintage buttons, half-pearls, mulberry and fabric flowers - 
book page, doily coloured with distress ink
Have a lovely evening, Petra.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Cheerful Monday #4 - For You

A new week started and time for a new challenge over at Vicki's blog: You Have My Heart. The digital image I used is from Just Some Lines. And isn't she sweet, a little girl with her little heart balloon
The card layout is based on a sketch from Deconstructing Jen.  I covered a Kraft card with My Mind's Eye papers and did some machine stitching. The image is coloured with Copics. For embellishment I added some twine, charm and a little pearl. The sentiment (stamp by Mia) is stamped: for you
... and as I couldn't stop I made a second card .... just without the stitching. Have a lovely evening and don't forget to pop over to Vicki's blog for further inspiration, Petra.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

14 heARTS #1 - Ladies

I enjoy this sooo much - Nancy's 14 heARTS Valentine tutorials. Every day she shares a new tutorial, her projects are absolutely amazing and inspiring. For day 1 Nancy created a set of cards and tags to be kept in an altered box. I did not have a box but I felt very inspired to make a set of cards and tags

white card, images from PaperWhimsy, patterend paper from PrimaMarketing, distress ink, 
vintage buttons, crinkle ribbon and some little blings and pearls

 Kraft card, patterend paper from PrimaMarketing, Mulberry flowers,
images from PaperWhimsy, distress ink, vintage buttons, half-pearls

Have a great week, Petra. x


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