søndag den 17. juli 2016

A HELLO FROM ME, TO MY DEAR FRIENDS

A short hello, to you all 
with a little tag made for a new friend.

Nothing much is going on here, apart from my packing 
the life live, here, down in lots of boxes,, to be
moved and packed out, on a new place , and for a new life.


I tried using more colors, on this tag, as the receiver ,loves
colors. The funny pattern comes from adding a piece
of paper napkin over  some kind of lace.
The birds nest I created from fresh grasses, and used a piece of
sea glass from the beach,which I soon have to say goodbye !!


I hope your weekend has been safe and wonderful, and wishes you all 
a lovely new week.
Thank you for always popping in, and for your wonderful comments.
They means a lot to me.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

tirsdag den 5. juli 2016

My first interview : about my life of creating ,and a little more :-)


As many of you know, I have my dear granddaughter here this week, but seeing my dear friend
Wendy , from AppleApricot.blogspot.com  publishing the interview she did with me last month,
I had to do a shout out here on my blog, to tell some of my readers, that there is possible reading a few thoughts of mine here  :

http://appleapricot.blogspot.dk/2016/07/artist-interview-with-dorthe-of-den.html


Thank you , ---it will make me happy if you have the time, to visit Wen, and se her 
lovely questions , and what I answered.
She is the sweetest hostess, and I enjoyed her questions very much !!

Thank you dear Wen, you made the experience  ,so fun and happy, and you 
made the interview so much more interesting with the photos of my creations, you added!!!!!!
You are a dear !!!!

Hugs and love from Dorthe 



fredag den 1. juli 2016

TAKING A WEEKS PAUSE FROM BLOGGING LIFE !!

Hello dear friends, 
Showing a little card I created for a dear friends birthday.
I love to use old embroidered pieces, together with stencils, stamps and die cuts , and always have to add a little nature ,too!!


Here I also hand colored the bird and leaves !!


A new stencil showing bark from an old tree,
here mostly in white, and some lovely flowers.


Torn edges !!


I hope you like it :-) 


My grand daughter will visit with us for the next week, and I 
look forward being with her, and making tours and fun ,together.

Also a break in all the packing down my home, lol.

I wish you all a beautiful week, and will return
when Mathilde is home again.

I also have wonderful birthday gifts to show you ,
so see you soon.

Hugs and love, Dorthe 

mandag den 20. juni 2016

LITTLE HEART FOR SIMPLY NEUTRALS # 26


 I TRIED MY HAND ON EMBROIDERY AGAIN!!!
and created this little heart, first using the hammering
method of laying a flower between two pieces of nature
fibers, like cotton, or silk, and then using a hammer to add the
juices of the flower and stem, to the fabric.



This was a tiny white flowered wild flower, and as you see it 
resulted in rusty and brownish tones.
I enjoyed embroidering the flowers with neutral tones cotton 
threads , and adding a seambinding to hang it !!


This weeks neutrals also includes my most beautiful 
Madame Alfred Carriere  rose.


It is growing on the wall to my former shop, and have reached the roof this year,
So filled with beautiful fragrant roses .


This flower from a tulip tree, I pass when walking my afternoon tour,
was so pretty even it already started to decay !! 


This ,I know, is the last Simply Neutrals over at Wen`s , for the coming 
month, as our dear friend are to have summer holly day 
so I will thank her for now, for all the wonderful and lovely
parties we had so far .
Thank`s dear Wen.

I myself and my husband, have just sold our house and beautiful
beach area, and the coming month will be filled with
packing and moving to a new destination .
Please know that I might not be so much on blogs, and fb,
dear friends, but I will check on you and  be back again.

Love and hugs, Dorthe 


tirsdag den 7. juni 2016

A gift in neutral tones .

Another wonderful party together with dear Wendy :



This hanger I recently created for a very dear friend, to her birthday.

I used a bingo card as foundation, and added old laces, buttons, and the beautiful old image of
a young girl , and yes I used the original photo :-)


The piece of wood on top is an old decoration piece from years ago,
where they were often sitting on wardrobes , 


Old handmade piece of lace and old buttons !


A wooden heart treated with paint and crackle paste.
I enjoyed creating with fabric and laces again, 


Another old ,I believe ,lace tool ?


The lilacs are almost finished blooming, so these are from last
week, when I treated myself, with a beautiful bouquet of white ones.


Thank you for every visit, and every comment, I treasure both
so very much, and wishes you all a wonderful week.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

tirsdag den 24. maj 2016

YES IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN !!!


Wendy invites to yet another beautiful meeting about Simply Neutrals.

I`m sorry to say that this time I do not have that much to show you, my time have been
shared between my grandkids, and searching for,- and trying selling our house!!
So very time-cunsuming.

But I do have a sneak peak showing a part of a card to a very dear friend, and as she
did not receive it yet , this is what you get now,lol.



The other sneak peak, is from an unfinished page in my Emily book,
created with the instructions from dear Suzy , in her beautiful class,
you can find here . 


She takes you through everything to create a journal in her own amazing way !!


Here she is, older and beautiful , on a photo taken by one of her
admirers , whom also wrote her a lovely not on the photo.


Lots of laces and bits of paper napkins ,creating the romantic
and lovely old fashion feeling of days gone by.


Thank you dear Wen, for this #. 24  of the adventure ,in visiting
you and all the other talented and wonderful friends, taking part!!

Hugs and love -Dorthe 

tirsdag den 10. maj 2016

ANOTHER TUESDAY PARTY OVER AT KIMBERLY`S BLOG, AND YOU ARE INVITED TOO !!!


Yes please have a look over at the wonderful party at:

http://appleapricot.blogspot.dk/2016/05/simply-neutrals-23-french-girl.html

Here I will show you a summerday in the garden card,
all in neutral tones, and with a very sweet image from Graphicsfairy.


I used a paperclay piece on top, from a mould, and the stencils : brickstones, and
 butterfly `s from Thats Crafty,( dinky line- ),where you can also find the mould.


Please click the photos to see the details. 


I also want to show you a precious packet I received from my dear friend

This beautiful little bag filled with goodies, of buttons, old flower , seambinding and the lovely Charlotte wrapped in lace around a big pin.
And isen`t the bag itself stunning !!!

The sweetness below, also made as a hanger .
I love Kim`s way of creating, her lovely shabby style, and amazing
materials she always use.


 the little bag Kimberly had filled with rosemary and other 
wonderful smelling dried herbs.


Here the old button cards, and seambinding.
Can you tell I love it all, .....I DO !!!


Thank you from my heart dear Kim,  you really blessed my day !!

And to all of you I wish a wonderful week, sunny and happy.

Hugs and love
from Dorthe