lørdag den 22. april 2017

A PAGE BELONGING TO "HEATHERS" BOOK

Some of you knows that I am a lucky pupil :-) in Heather Tracy`s 

I have shown my cover created after her instructions, and wonderful videos , and
thought you maybe would see this new page for the book.
If you visit the course ,and sign up, you will see ,that I "stole"
some of Heathers, ideas, but created in my own style, so you will find much
more bold colored, and fantastic creations from her !!



Here it is grey card stock sewed onto an old piece of  fabric and lace,
after having been colored with Infusions .
The wonderful stamp is called Buttons 4 , and my tea tag
suited the stamp beautifully.


I stenciled 1802 from a new  great stencil by Scrapcosy , which I bought from
That`s Crafty  UK  http://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/   whom , among a huge amount ,of their own and other`s products , also is selling PaperArtsy   products.                      


The embossed dandelion  ,sending little "children" into the world,
was for me also suitable, with this big family  :-)

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Here ,today the sun is shining , and that is so lovely !!
I wish you all a happy and fine weekend.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

tirsdag den 11. april 2017

THE EASTER WEEK HAVE STARTED . SO FROM ME HAPPY EASTER , ALL!!


So I thought to show you a few of my decorations ,
this egg is rather big, like a swan egg, and collaged with
papers, laces , a hand rolled flower, and little bling,
just as I like it :-)


Here it is in my window sill , with a handmade heart, and a collection of old little 
marble boxes and a beautiful one in glass.


These gorgeous eggs, you have seen before I know. 
They were created by my dear friend  JULIA http://vintagewithlaces.blogspot.dk/
many years ago, and it is still a joy to bring them out in the light,
every Easter. Aren`t they beautiful- thank you over again dear Julia . I love them !!


At last for some days the sky is blue, and the sun shining, --not only bringing
us two legged people in spring mood, but also the birds.

This card I made not long ago , when I was smitten with the
spring weather .


Last one of the very first spring flowers to visit us, every year,
the crocus . They are everywhere in our new garden,
looking so lovely and happy !!



Here they promised us real cold weather ,frost, and also snow, in the Easter days, I hope
they will be wrong, and we will see a little warmth and sun, too.

Happy Easter all dear friends, I wish you a very lovely week.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

tirsdag den 28. marts 2017

TINY OLD BABY BOOTS, DECORATED FOR EASTER .


Some time ago I received a sweet pair of fabric baby boots,
from my very dear friend, Terri  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.dk/,
whom thought they could be decorated, and maybe  for Easter .



And so I did, and enjoyed very much to create a tiny  nest for some
real eggs, and a white dove in one boot,- a flower in the other !!


I added wool and nest material, together with a bow of 
beautiful seam binding ,on each !!


So here they are, now decorating my living room, 
with a few other Easter related, pieces. 
Thank you so much my dear Terri .

Have you started decorating your home ? 
It is lovely with a little spring inside, as outside we are still 
waiting for sun and warmth !!!

Hugs and love
Dorthe







søndag den 19. marts 2017

NEW SHABBY CARDS !!


A card , for a friend, in my favorite tones,
and materials.
Using nature stamps and soft colors with lace and
beautiful old and new papers.


The head was long ago, a gift from my dear friend Lynne-
Have you seen she now have created her very own stampset ....
two very beautiful sets , called : Lynne`s Affirmations .

 I  used  crackle medium, onto it , and like it very much!!


Another spring card using the wonderful Infusions ,
an embossed dandelion seed-head, and different stamps.


So fun to play with the Infusions .


Today we have a lovely sunny day, after a very grey sky and
rainy day yesterday, it is good to see the light, again.

Happy Sunday to you all, 
Hugs and love
Dorthe 

lørdag den 11. marts 2017

My latest BIRD book .


It seems I`m very connected to creating cards ,collages, and even books with birds,



and also this time, I couldn`t resist creating another bird theme journal. 


It is also still a love affair with old laces, -and fabrics.
The birds are all transferred to fabric.


And I added nature things, like old bark, feathers, 


Words !!


findings from the sea shore, and drift wood !!


I love the birds related stamps, I have , and used them on fabric , too.


Remnants from the ocean !!


Pearls and laces,


a piece of cord, found like that, on the shore,


and beautiful buttons !! 


She got a little bling , :-)


Love the tulle, and thin fabrics to see through .


And at last the back cover showing the wing of that amazing
appliqué bird !!



Thank you for following me, all the way to the bottom,
so many photos , but wanted to show every page, to you.

As you can see, I am in spring mood, and spend the afternoon cleaning up my new garden.
Everywhere the sprouts are saying hello, now, and I`m so exited to see what it is,
when blooming, soon .

I wish you all, a very wonderful weekend, dear friends.

Hugs and love from Dorthe 



torsdag den 2. marts 2017

A WISH FOR A DOLL IN BLACK !

One of my very dear frieds, whom celebrated her birthday last week, 
-when asked for her wish, she said a doll in black !!
So off I went to the piles of fabric and laces , to see if I 
had something beautiful, in black. 
Black, not being the color I mostly use, made me think, it could
be difficult, but I found some beautiful piec es to use.


Tulle with embroidery , wonderful shiny pieces, pearls, and
flowers , -I was happy to see them form a wonderful dress !!

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She got long black/grey hair, as well and a velvet hat.


She is now received ,and live far away :-)


The little heart was created for another friend,-
I love doing such tiny embroidered pieces, -the process
of slow sewing is so relaxing and peaceful.

This weekend we celebrate my dear Mathilde`s birthday,
which I look so much forward to.
So wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Thank you all for your kind visits, they mean a lot to me, and are treasured !!

Hugs and love
Dorthe 



onsdag den 22. februar 2017

Just a sneak peak !!

Have you visited Caterina Giglio and seen her beautiful videos, http://caterinagiglio.blogspot.dk/, if you have , you have also seen she made 2 videos ,showing how to create a wonderful concertina book, her way ! 

I got so interested that I had to try my hand, and I`m not finished at all, but wanted
to show you 3 pages, I did. I am not totally following ,or trying to
copy ,Cat, but have added a little different things myself, like the 
paper napkin and little more color.


I painted the very simple flowers, without adding much color!
they are indeed very simple, as I`m not a painter, but I loved trying!!


4 pages are now waiting to get their own little flower decoration,
and then the binding starts.


Ofcourse I will show the finished result,
Thank you dear Cat, for your lovely video, your art is amazing,
and I love your tiny book, so had to give it a try, my way !!

Maybe you will like to have a look,too, dear friends ,on the  video,
you find it easily, following the link, and then searching !!

Hugs and love 
from Dorthe 

fredag den 10. februar 2017

HELLO FRIENDS, HOPE YOUR WEEK WAS GREAT !!

Back again with a new card, as ,almost ,usual, lol, made
with both papers and fabrics. I transferred the old photo ,
to cotton, and layered it with old laces , wall paper,
packing material, and a few flowers and buttons 


I just had to add the cross to her necklace ,it seemed
to belong there !!


On one of my tours, this amazing collection of fungi, caught
my eyes, there were a huge amount on the old tree stump!!



Aren`t they beautiful !!!


And so is the sun shining so lovely into the sea. 


Thank you for your visit, it makes me very happy 
seeing and hearing from you here on my blog !!

Hugs and love, Dorthe 

p.s. forgot to tell you, that Mathilde is visiting here, the coming week :-)
She has winter vacation from school, and will spend it here ,for which 
I`m so happy . 
Only thing is,that you will not see me around for a week, but I promise to 
do some following up, on your blogs, after !!!



torsdag den 2. februar 2017

IN MY PINK MOOD !!

Already entering February, after January disappeared just like that...
I wonder if you felt the same , ...the days are just running, one 
after the other .

This collaged hanger was created for a dear friend, I have known
for many, many years. 
She has the most beautiful blog ,showing her wonderful
creations - I`m sure many of you, know her, : Jillayne  A Fine Seam http://quiltingfabrications.blogspot.dk/
It is so lovely, to go on being in contact, with old blogging friends.


This amateur embroidery, is surely not to compare,
with Jillaynes stunning creations, but I love to 
have a needle in my hands, some evenings.


And a spring card, to just remember how
wonderful it will be, when it is here, -maybe late
next months !!
I used Tim Holz flower die, and word,- leaves, and buttons 
are other companies , -and old tea dyed laces, to create
the card, onto handmade paper. 


I hope your week is good, hope you enjoy it,
and hope you are all doing good !!

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

søndag den 22. januar 2017

COZY CREATIVENESS AND NATURE EXPERIENCES



A winter card created for a friend, using TH flower die , the sweet girls-head, 
is part of a wonderful winter stamp, I was gifted from my very dear Lynne ,
and the mitten and Let it snow, also received from a very dear friend , for Christmas.
Thank you both ! The white flower beneath , is wonderful 100% wool-and it 
is all layered onto a piece of corrugated cardboard !!


I love to dye little pieces of different fabrics and laces,
and here it is still in the pot, after a bath with tea, a few red onion shells,
and a green avocado shell. The tea won, and the other elements,
in fact also added to the rich brown tone. The laces still very light,are
only half cotton, and therefore does not accept the dye very well!!


From a walk last weekend, -no it is not my husbond, but someone unknown,
fishing there under the  sky and in the  sea!!


And here the coastline we walked, it was beautiful and sunny,
but very cold!!


We also walked through the forest, and here I am leaning against a beautiful, green-mossy branch,
can you tell from my clothes it is very cold ?? 


I`m wishing you a wonderful new week, starting tomorrow.
Thank you to everyone visiting, and commenting, it is so very much appreciated !!

Hugs and love from Dorthe 

mandag den 9. januar 2017

HELLO JANUARY !!

Winter is here, but on and off , ....one day snow,
the other rain, so what better that stay inside for 
a little creative time !

This card I made for a friend, using papers
and Islandic moss for the nest.
The bird is a die cut from PaperArtsy
and the lovely stamp of leaves from Memory BOX .


I also used a piece of paper napkin  for the
stamping of quote , on the white layer,from behind
the postage stamps.
The color is Infusions Inks. 


This is a display on my chest of drawers.
I could not lay away the stunning  angel stander, I was gifted
of my dear friend Lynne, after Christmas, so it is still here,
and also the most beautiful card she created for me. 
Both so gorgeous, and amazing.


The old silver bowl holds hearts from friends, and to the left
I have my collection of little,old ,red jewelry boxes .

I hope your first January week was filled with lovely hours, and wishes 
you all a wonderful new week.

Hugs and love
Dorthe