Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Lunagirl - Seed Packs Vintage Gardening

It is this time of the year when the air very much starts to feel like Autumn, fruits and vegetables are ready to be harvested and seeds to be collected. A perfect time for Lunagirl Moonbeams new challenge: Seed Packs Vintage Gardening 
  I made various seed packs to hold seeds from the garden 
using a seed pack template which I printed, cut out and inked with distress ink.
The packs are decorated with Lunagirl images from collage sheets: Summertime Seed Packs and Vintage adverts: Seeds and Plants. They are layered on Kraft ribbon and each one is embellished with button twine and a little charm. To each pack I added a little label of how to sow and when to harvest the vegateables. Perfect for my seeds!
Hope you can join us for the challenge, Petra.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Cheerful Monday #26 - Your Choice, a Bracelet!

It is the second week of Vicki's: Your Choice challenge and how could I resists to make a second bracelet :-) I never thought jewellery making is so addictive! I had great fun!
I found the bracelet chain at a carboot sale 
and after cleaning it up, it has got a lovely vintage look and feel to it.
The Alice images are from Lunagirl Moonbeam
They are black and white prints coloured with Copics. 
 Various charms, a little teaset (isn't it charming?), some beads, 
a little bow and a little Fimo rose are attached to the bracelet

Hope you have time to pop over to Vicki's blog, you will find a bucketload of inspiration and there is still time to play along. Petra.

Linked to: Make My Monday

Friday, 23 August 2013

Lunagirl - Alice Charm Bracelet & Giveaway

I cannot tell you how happy I am today ... a long Bank Holiday weekend has started (yippppeee) which means I will have time to do some of my favourite activities like crafting, gardening, go for walks, ..... how wonderful is this? ... and I finished my first ever piece of jewellery! I did not really occur to me to even attempt anything like this .... till I saw this charm bracelet and Karen from Lunagirl Moonbeams announced the current challenge: Alice in Wonderland. Well, I was hooked (lol)
 The bracelet and charms are all in Antique Bronze 
which works so nicely with the colours of Lunagirl Moonbeam's Alice & Friends 1910 collage sheet, the images are just adorable.
The images are Laserprints and sealed with Decoupage glue to - hopefully - prevent the inks to run. I also sealed the little trays inside. Once all the glue had dried, I used epoxy stickers to cover the images and then glued it into the trays. The little trays have a front and back filling.
The next step was to line up all the images, charms and beads and attach them to the chain.
I truly struggled with closing the jump rings and making the loops (sigh), it needs more practise!
I really like the way thebracelet turned out and I am quite sure there will be another one (lol)
and because it was such a happy day, I would like to share it with you and give the bracelet away.

If you would like get this little piece, please just leave me a comment mentioning that you would like it! I will draw the winner next Saturday.

And don't forget to pop over to Karen's blog for the current Alice challenge. There is still time to take part till Sunday. And there is also still time to get the Alice collage sheets for a reduced price.
Wishing you a lovely weekend, Petra.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Inspiration Avenue - Postcard

Gosh, I don't know where time goes at the moment ... I noticed that I haven't taken part in the Inspiration Avenue challenge for AGES! But this time I could not let the challenge pass because I love postcards and I am just working on a little set of digital postcards (lol) This is number 3, you can find the first two here ...
I know it is not Spring anymore but it is lovely to work with Spring flowers and a little birdie hiding behind ....
Most of the images I used are from Lunagirl Moonbeam's wonderful collage sheets,
the lace is from Martora.

Have a lovely evening, Petra.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Lunagirl - Curious Alice

I am not really an Alice person but since I have started to play with Lunagirl's Alice collage sheets I don't seem to be able to stop myself (lol). Here is another project using an image from Lunagirl Moonbeams Alice Collage Sheet ... curious Alice opening the curtain .....
square white card, patterend paper from BasicGrey
stamps from Craft Stamper Magazine and PrimaMarketing
distress inks Black Soot, Victorian Velvet and Burlap and liquid pearls 
velvet ribbon and lace, paper flowers and a little key

There is still plenty of time for you to join the Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge,
hope to see you there! Petra.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Cheerful Monday #25 - The Best of the West

Vicki posted the new challenge over at the Cheerful Stamp Pad: Your Choice. You can create to your hearts content ... the sky is the limit! For my I chose one of our sponsor's digital stamps, a daring lady on a wild horse - the best of the West
I used a digital background from Yellow Lemons
and printed the sentiment from Bombshell Stamps on the background
I printed the digital stamp from Bombshell Stamps, coloured it with Copics
and added it to the case with foam dots.

As embellishments I added sime little stars, vintage button and some button twine.

Hope you can join us for the challenge, Petra.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Inspired Sunday #1 - Mechanical Fairground Concert Organ

Laura has such a lovely blog and she is an amazing crafter and artists. Every Sunday she has a blog post called 'Inspired Sunday' which I look forward to every week but never quite made it to share my Sunday Inspiration. But today I thought I take the plunge and share with you something I have a bit of a soft spot for .... fairs ..... especially for the Flying Horses Carousels and those amazing Mechanical Fairground Organs.
We recently visited the BrooklandsMotoring and Aviation Museum and there it was ... the most amazing fairground concert organ built in 1922 in Waldkirch in Germany by A Ruth & Son ... fully restored and in working order with the most wonderful music
Isn't he adorable? If you would like to have a listen to the music, you will find quite a selection here.
Have a lovely Sunday and a good start to the new week, Petra.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Tag Tuesday - Wedding

I have been late with my Wedding tag for Tag Tuesday. But I finished it eventually ......
I chose a pale colour theme for my tag. The background paper for the tag is from Craftworkscard and so are the little square images which I layered on top of a lacey doily.
The wedding dress is folded from EchoPark papers. I haven't done any Origami folds lately and it was so much fun to make the dress. I adroned it with ribbon, paper flower and little glittery hearts.
Wishing you a lovely evening, Petra.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Lunagirl - Alice in Wonderland: Announcement of TeaTime

The new wonderful challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams: Alice in Wonderland. My first project is the announcement of the challenge including an invitation for tea (lol)
Isn't he handsome in his robe with glittery hearts? 
Mr Rabbit as I like to call him certainly has to be THE focal point on this ticket tag.
The shapes are cut from patterend paper (Authentique Papers and EchoPark) using Sizzix dies. 
I coloured Mr Rabbit from Lunagirl Moonbeams Alice Collage Sheet with colouring pencils,
added some Stickles to the hearts on his robe and 
added some pearls and a clock charm to the tag.

Hope you can play with us and don't forget the amazing Alice collage sheet are on sale as well (lol), see you there, Petra.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Cheerful Monday #24 - Garden Girl

It is the second week of Vicki's wonderful challenge: Vintage Children. And I so love these vintage images. I chose the image of a girl playing in the garden to the focal point of my card ... isn't she ever so sweet and enjoys herself so much?
the image from Twisted Papers is layered on a doily 
and patterend papers from Authentique Papers.
The card is adorned with a little pearl, some lace
and a little Fimo rose which I made a little while ago.

Hope you can play with us, Petra.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Lunagirl - Lady Detective

She is a lady who keeps an eye on everything and everybody ... not somebody to mess about with (lol)
for my tag I used another image from the Lunagirl's Steampunk Girl collage sheet: Mrs Sherlock Holmes 
I combined the image with patterned papers from PaperMania,
some stamping (stamps: 7Gypsies, PaperArtsy)
and various embellishments to complete the tag.

There is still time to join the Steampunk Girls challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeam and to get the fabulous steampunk collage sheets for a reduced price. What are you waiting for? Hope to see you for the challenge, Petra.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Lunagirl - Steampunk Girls

The Lady seems to be quite determined to explore the world and how well equipped she is too!
She is one of many very adventurous Lady images from Lunagirl's Steampunk Girl collage sheet
The image is layered on patterned paper. 
The card is adorned with some vintage fabric, 
a stamped sentiment (Darkroom Door) 
and some small embellishments - mini eyelets and a fastener.

I hope you can join us for the Steampunk Girls challenge over at Lunagirl Moonbeams, and don't forget to look at all the inspiring creations from Vicki and Michele! Petra.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Cheerful Monday #23 - Vintage Children

Today is a new challenge day at the Cheerful Stamp Pad: Vintage Children. This is such a sweet and delightful theme.
I created a very little and simple card using one of the delightful images from Twisted Papers
 I layered the image on gingham paper and patterned paper from Websters Pages
and embellished it with a couple of little butterflies, some pearls, ribbon, lace and doily.

Hope you can join us, for more amazing inspiration please visit Vicki's blog, Petra.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Photo Session #7 - In and Around Newcastle upon Tyne

..... the last station before Hadrian's Wall meets the East coast of England. I just thought I share a couple of photos with you. Newcastle is an interesting city with its architecture, history, lots of bridges, night life .....
Newcastle and one of its many bridges
the river Tyne

Enjoy the beautiful Summer and the holidays, Petra.


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