Friday, December 22, 2017


The last challenge this year, and as the titel say you can do anything you want ,this time.
Isen`t that fantastic !!

I desided to use one of the shrines - and prepared it by adding gesso all over inside and out .
When dry, I sprayed with Infusions Sleight Blue, on the background , and also painted the top wall with Chestnut Brown.
In the bottom, I added crumpled tissue paper, to form a hill, and painted it with white.
I added dry moss ,and larch branches to the hill top, and painted the branches with a little white ,to look as if snow landed there.

Two sizes of Christmas trees, were painted first with gesso, and then added texture paste. Also 4 little snowflakes were painted white. A bigger one with the Metallic Antique Gold ,and the same for the 
Happy Christmas, words. Both snowflake and the words, had two coats .

A  greyboard deer was painted with Chestnut brown mixed with a little white , -gold details were added to its bag, and ears.... and also around the Christmas tree`s shapes. 

I newly was very inspired by a post somewhere, (cant find it now, and therefore can`t give credit to the one showing it) but she created icicles using a hot glue gun, and I had to try it on this , I managed to make some hanging from the ceiling , they were also painted white.

The last things to do, was adhere trees, dear and snowflakes to the shrine. The words were adhered on top of white painted lace , and tiny cones from nature to the hill . 

Now if you want to have a chance winning this wonderful voucher .

you please go to the page : read the rules, and create from your hearth .
Wishing you all a merry Christmas 

Hugs and love 

Materials used :

That`s Crafty :
Shrine   Rounded top 4.84ins x 6.44ins x 1.52ins 
Bits and pieces greyboard  Reindeer,  Christmas Sentiments,  Pine Trees, small and large Snowflakes 
Texture Paste 
Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive
Multi Surface Paint : Chestnut Brown, Metallic Antique Gold, White 
Infusions Sleight Blue
Diamond Dust
Other :
Larch branches , moss , cones from the wood,. 
Tissue paper , Lace 

Monday, December 18, 2017


This is my last That`s Blogging Crafty post this year!
Thank you to all of you, whom kindly have been following this new  adventure.
That you visits every week, has been so lovely, and I`m very thankful .

This time, as usual it will be only this sneak peek here, 
and the rest of the post is to be seen over here :  

I wish you all a very Happy and Merry Christmas ,
----but will be back next week with the CHALLENGE sample :-)

Hugs and love 

Saturday, December 16, 2017


Christmas cards, for dear friends, 
very different , but in my usual style of  papers mixed with laces .

This one I`m using the new stampset , from 
created by Donna Grey , I love those mittens .

Almost only fabric and laces , detailed with 
paper buttons and greenery , both die cuts !!

And another card with two new die-cuts. I love the church and the 
Sue Wilson leaves die .

Here they are used in another wintery card ,together with 
nature barks . The Affirmation is from Lynne :

I am sure you are all very busy , just like I am, but wish you a peaceful and lovely
weekend . 

Hugs and love, Dorthe 

Monday, December 11, 2017


Here I am with my Monday post for That`s Blogging Crafty , again!!
This is the sneak peek for the creation , 
---yes you see right, again a little Christmassy , I must admit :-)

As always if you want to see more you can click this link :

And on That`s Blogging Crafty , you can ,also, see all the other DT members
amazing creations.  One new each day - and always something fabulous .

I hope you are all enjoying the before Christmas - time , we easily gets
stressed this time of year, and I also have to tell myself to relax, in between.
 I truly hope you can, relax and enjoy , too.

Hugs and love

Friday, December 8, 2017


We have a wonderful Challenge over at :

called : This the Season ( Everything Christmas Related )

And as you can see I went all in with a Golden Christmas !

For me Christmas is all about the message of love, 

And I started this with a MDF Panel, -painted it white, then used the most beautiful tree Stencil , Bare Tree. I used a mix of brown and white paint and carefully painted through the stencil. After I used Texture Paste , and one bubble from the Bubbles stencil, to create Christmas baubles hanging in the tree.

While left to dry I painted the greyboard snowflake, dove, and text, with 
the gorgeous Metallic Bronze. On top of the snowflake I used another Dinky Stencil :Bubbles,
to create texture, and on the one wing of the Dove yet another : Feather.
They were both used with Texture paste, and left to dry.

The tree now dry ,was in some places given Crackle paint, and again left to dry.The baubles painted with the bronze, and the dove and snowflake, as well. I mixed green and black to add to the bough of peace, and to inside line the love-text .Snowflake had little dabs on the tips, and the whole perimeter of the panel was dabbed ,too. To the dove it was painted into the wing pattern.
After the tree had dried it was overpainted with thebronze, again, showing lovelt crackles. I added torn lace -one of my favorite materials - to the lover left part of the panel, adhered it, together with a piece of dried moss from nature and a piece of fur, making a warm nest for the dove. 

All bits were then adhered , to panel and a sari silk ribbon attached after making two holes, with my Crop A Dille.

I hope this gave you appetite to create a Christmas piece for the challenge, also, 
 the  voucher , would be a lovely gain , to use in January .

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends.

Hugs and Love Dorthe 

Materials used : 
That`s Crafty : MDF Panels 6x6
Bits and Pieces Grayboard sheets : Christmas Sentiments and Snowflakes - Christmas Birds 
Dinky Stencils : Bubbles TC 005 -  Circles TC003 - Feather TC 098 
Stencil : Bare Tree TC 7006
Multi Surface Paint : Chestnut Brown- White - Black - Metallic Bronze - Green
Texture Paste  - Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive- 
Distress Crackle Paint: Rock Candy -  and Distress Ink : Weathered Wood
Other :
From my stash , piece of fur- dried moss- old lace - sari ribbon 

Monday, December 4, 2017


Yes, first Monday in December , and I`m here with a very Christmassy 
make, using That`s Crafty stencils, greyboards, and paints .

Here you have the sneaky peek.
I have to apologise for the photo, as all this yummy metal colors 
are very difficult to get real, in color and shine .

I hope you, all the same , will take a quick look , over  here :

Thank you for your visit, they mean a lot to me.

Hugs and love