tirsdag den 21. oktober 2014


Yes I know it is early, but I like to start creating my 
christmas cards early ,this year !! 

I have had to face ,-dear friends, that now ,as I`m a retired, I simply
can`t afford to send heavy packages around the world for
christmas, with gifts, - so from now on it will be a beautiful 
card!! I so hope everyone, with whom I normally,  "exchange " gifts,
agree with me, and think it is ok !!!

This card is mainly papers, with a tiny lace, 
a  gloss photo , stenciled snow, and 

a little glitter ! 

I loved crumbling up old papers to give texture and let the
image kind of fly!! 

I hope you liked it !!

Thank you alwayes for your lovely visits and sweet comments, 
they make my world brighter  and lovely !!

Welcome also to new followers, you are so very welcome.

Hugs and love

fredag den 10. oktober 2014


Following Sandy`s  beautiful blok I read about this tutorial created by 
another wonderful artist  Karla from http://karlascottage.typepad.com/creating_an_art_journal_t/
If you click the link it  will take you to her blog, to let you read the deatils and see some wonderful examples .
The tutorial is wonderfully photographed and explained!

This is my first attempt 

I choosed to make a book with a closing flap ,
as you can see I used only old fabrics and laces ,and the sweetest
little metal  heart with an angel ,a gift from a dear friend.

The book is bound with lovely seambindings!

This is the backside.

And here opened up on first page, showing the still empty pages!

This is the back with the flap opened up, the beautiful paper I used inside is old 
wall paper.

And here you see the spine .
I loved creating with Karla, and can`t wait to fill all my empty pages.

It woun`t though be the coming week ,which will be spend with my grandkids,-
speaking of experience, there will be no time for creating or blogging while they are here :-)

So forgive me for not visiting you next week dear friends.
I will return and follow up ,where I left !!

Hugs and love from Dorthe

søndag den 5. oktober 2014


I`m sure some of you remember the beautiful book ,my dear friend
YVONNE  gifted me for my birthday !!

Here is a new page I created, to try using the
newly bought Bistre or Bister.

Here is a tutorial but only in Dutch language.

I used it on the tag and love the effect .
The birds are from a piece of Tissue Paper , they are so sweet.

The leaves are dried ones from my garden,-

I used gesso and paints 

and added a piece of real bark,too.

Here is the tag close-up with a very dissolved
piece of leaf ,too. 

Have you tried Bister ?


I hope your weekend has been wonderful,
and wishes you a very happy  new week.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

søndag den 28. september 2014


I have started creating some new style driftwood angels 
and want to show you my first one.

She is app.30-35 cm high , and her body is a lovely piece of driftwood.
as is her wings !!

Hair of different styles, also buttons, and dressed in old laces
and sweet mini starfishes.

Her skirt is partly from a piece of paper in salmon colour as is the 
little sweet accents of the bow and rosebud,- and from laces.

I love to add flowers, and little tags of cardstock and wood, like these.


I hope your sunday is lovely and sunfilled like mine is!!

Thank you for visiting dear friends, I am so happy to see you here.

Love and hugs
from Dorthe

søndag den 21. september 2014


I love creating hearts and here is a new one I just finished.
As alwayes with my loved old laces and fabrics, and with 
a lovely old image .
I created the lace rose and the flower ,and handsewed it all to 
the heart.

Giving and recieving gifts, are like having and giving
a warm hug from,and to friends, and I love to do that.
This is on its way to someone special.

Also today I want to show you a most gorgeous gift I recieved 
from my dear friend MARIE   http://marie-lostbirdstudio.blogspot.dk/

Look what she created for me, a beautiful and stunning
necklace. So sweetly presented on her dear tag.

And here it is ,so wonderful with the cross hanging from a
crystal pearl , the old heart where I can tug a photo of my dear Mother,
and the sweet tiny madonna charm.  
I love the pearls and the old watch chains dearest Marie used to
make the chain, and I love wearing my new necklace. 


I dearly hope some of you don`t think, me showing my beautiful gifts from friends, 
is done to boast.... as it is far from that!!!!
It is my way of honoring these generous loving persons and like
that ,also saying thank you ,one more time.!!!!!!

Here another card I created for a birthday "child" from blogland,
I used old and new papers, a cardstock frame , corrugated cardboard,
a rose, and stamp.
I hope she will like it!!

Sunday is already almost over here, we had a dramatically
rain shower, but now the pale sun is back again :-)

I hope your sunday has been and is lovely and happy, and 
wishes you a beautiful new week.

With love and hugs

lørdag den 13. september 2014


I know I said this before, but I have never recieved so much loving care and kindness as,from blogging friends around the world ,this year with sickness  and  
also in this sad time loosing my mother .  So many comforting words and greetings, and I even recieved beautiful cards and gifts from dear friends.

This most beautiful and stunning card I recieved from my very dearest SUZY http://suziqusthreadworks.blogspot.dk/

So adorable and in the most amazing colour tones 

And gorgeous old fabrics and laces.
I love your stunning card dear friend.

Also inside it is a gorgeous art piece ,with old laces and the lovely mother and child.

This is the back of the card, Thank you Suzy for your loving words .

The wrapping ever so fantastic ,with this beautiful handmade flower,

And also in a sweet little packet these old photoes and other sweetness.

As if that was not more than one could dream of, my dear friend also send me this lovely top, with the most fantastic cabbage rose on the shoulder .
Dearest Suzy, your kindness is like a warm hug, and I treasure our long time and close friendship so very much. Thank you sweetie.

Like everyone blogging, I have my list of other bloggers I follow closely, and one of them is dear KIMBERLY  http://artjoystuff.blogspot.dk/

When visiting her lately I found this amazing pumpkin ,that was already sold,but Kimberly sweetly made me another one , to purchase , which is now in my window . I totally love the fabric tag she created with the tiny charlotte doll. Isen`t it gorgeous!!

This sweet Halloween tag was around the packet !

But this dear sweet friend, also send me a beautiful gift ,to comfort me.
How wonderful is this metal heart , also with a lovely  mother and child image ,romantic old flowers on top,and the sweetest mother of pearl heart dangling .

Look how adorable this attached tag is created.

This most beautiful and wonderful card ,with Kimberly`s  dear words to me also
brought a lump in my throat.
Thank you from my heart dear Kimberly,, this was such a beautiful gesture,and you know I love your  amazing creations.


This saturday, autumn is really here, with hard wind and a warning of lots of water coming,
I hope it will not be too terrible.

I wish you all a great weekend , and thank you dear friends, for visiting and commenting here, it means so much to me , 
I wish I could find blog adresses, for me to visit all of you, but it is not alwayes possible, so therefore a big hello and thank you here !!

With love and hugs

lørdag den 6. september 2014


Here are some of my latest creations, 
another charlotte doll dressed in her finest ,I love
to create with these tiny dolls, and give them the big robe !!

Adding bling and little charms.

The butterfly accompagnied a present...to a very dear friend.

and so did this rose !!  Jennie  from Live The Dream - generously shares
her tutorial about creating roses, and other flowers! Thank you Jennie .

A card in nature tones...  

And this collage ,was also some of my latest creations.
I still love to create with both papers and fabric, together ,and using 
laces on top for a little 3 dimentional look.

My next post will show more fantastic presents, I recieved lately 
from some of my dearest friends.


For now I wish you all and everyone a blessed week end with 
sunny hours and happy compagny !
Also I want to welcome new followers, thank you for being here !!

Love and hugs