Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I love making hearts, and even more to  dear friends.On this first one, I tryed a new thing ,(that I read about on a wonderful blog-now forgot the name) . I bleached a live leaf, and ended up with this
fantastic result, harmonating wonderfully with the rusted old key, and sepia toned image!

Here I uses some dyed laces from my own stach, I know I used
acrylic watered down paint. This Paper Whimsy girl, is one
of my favorites.

Also have sewn some little cards this year. this one I added
embossed papers  made with a Tim Holz embossing folder.

And this one stamped with a stamp from I think was Bo Bunny,
I love this tiny sewed collage cards, and 
hope the recievers does ,too :-)
(sorry for the blurred photoes )

The sun shines on the snow filled island today, and it is a beautiful day.
I wish all of you out there ,-be it in summer or winter destinations,
a wonderful week filled with happy plannings for the coming christmas.

Many hugs and love


Sarina said...

Hello Dear Dorthe,

What a lovely hearts. Your friends are so lucky to receive such beauties.
Have a lovely day,


Sophie said...

Was für schöne Herzen, so kunstvoll gearbeitet und mit viel Fantasie.
Deine Werke sind mal wieder alle traumhaft, liebe Dorthe.

Ich wünsche dir noch einen schönen Advent...

Unknown said...

Go morgen

Varje gång jag går in på din blogg så blir jag glatt överraskad över din kreativitet och dina arbeten och hur vackra, söta och hur fint de är arbetade! Go Jul till dig!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gifts Dorthe, you always put your whole heart into everything you do! I am picturing your snowy garden, how pretty it must be. xox

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Dorthe,
Your creations are so lovely and unique. There are no others like them in the Blog World. You always use your own stamp and style and I love it.


Karina Beck said...

Super super fine kort og hjerter!
God vinter dag.

My Creative House said...

Hi sweetie, your hearts and cards are all so wonderfully made, the images you have used are all so sweet and beautiful,Vi snakkes ved.
Hugs Anni

Suztats said...

Beautiful hearts, Dorthe! Lucky friends.
Have a wonderful week!

sharon said...

I am in love with your cards, they are so beautiful, with little pieces of you included, the special things you do!
If I close my eyes I am there in your snowy garden!

June said...

As always my dearest Dorthe, you have created magic!!!! I always am so inspired by your art!
sending hugs...

Anonymous said...

Dear Dorthe
I am glad to read there is sunshine as you had lots of snow.
Oh what beautiful creations, the hearts are breathtaking with your details and those images and the collage cards.
It is remarkable how you managed to create such treasures when you have been incredibly busy with life.
A beautiful post.

Monica said...

Fabulous gifts for friends- they will be thrilled!

Astrid Maclean said...

Dorthe all of these pieces are so, so pretty! I totally love those hearts, so beautifully put together, but the fabric cards with all of these wonderful additions are so very pretty too!!

Your island sounds magical at the moment, but I hope you manage to stay warm!!

Hearts Turned said...

These hearts are so beautiful, Dorthe--and so filled with love, as is everything you do, dear friend.

Wishing you the most wonderfully festive week!


Createology said...

Dorthe Dear everything you create is so beautiful and magical. Your hearts are such a comfort being handcrafted by you. Lovely collages you have sewn. All the delicious elements you use are dreamy. Enjoy the sunshine. Holiday Bliss Dear...

1CardCreator said...

Hello Dorthe, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words for me. Your hearts are beautiful, amazing bleached leaf too. The cards and hangings are most beautiful also. I see we share many friends Celestina, Lynne and June too. (June lost her old blog and had to start a new one, she is having problems finding all of her followers too, there is a link to her new blog in my sidebar). I hope to see you again. ~Diane

JoAnne said...

Dorthe, your hearts and cards are so beautiful! Wishing you a joyous holiday season. xoxo

Unknown said...

soooooo beautiful dear dorthe. and to answer your question about what was in my sweet bags for my holiday guests...a candle and some homemade soap!

Sandy said...

Oh Sweetie your work is a dream.
So so beautiful hearts and hangers.
Wow wow wow wow wow !!!
I love them all.

Lynn Stevens said...

Dorthe, Your fabric hearts adorned with lace and beautiful vintage finds are truly a feast for the eyes!
Your friends are very lucky indeed!
Have a wonderful Holiday season.
Hugs Lynn

mette laumann said...

Hej Dorthe
Fine fine hjerter vi har jo også godt gang i en lille hjertefest fortiden ;)
Knus Mette

nelly said...

Скъпа Дороти, сърцата са великолепни! Обичам ги, идеята със сухите листа е страхотна. Всико, което правиш е вълшебно!
Поздрави и прегръдки от мен.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, Your heart creations are wonderful. Love how the leaf turned out too. With the sepia tones and key it is the perfect detail.
Also love your collage cards. What wonderful keepsakes you have designed from your talented hands.
Just a treasure indeed.
Have a special day filled with Christmas cheer.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Vicki Boster said...

Hi Dorthe-- your hearts a adorable-- a lovely craft to make on your snowy winter days. Love seeing the photos you've been sharing on Facebook!!
Stay snug and warm!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I adore the pretty hearts and cards you have made, all created with so much love.
Also how beautiful the gorgeous white snow is looking out your window.
Stay warm and enjoy the special time of the year. Many thanks for visiting me and your kind words.

Sending warmest hugs

Erika said...

Einfach traumhaft, liebe Dorthe! Es gibt nicht viel, dass ich noch schreiben könnte, was die anderen lieben Damen nicht schon geschrieben haben. Du schaffst es immer wieder, neue zarte Farben und Farbspiele zu erschaffen. Man weiß ja vorher nicht,dass einem was fehlte, erst, wenn man Deine Art sieht. Liebste Grüße zu Dir und einen s chönen 3. Advent ...

Jayne said...

You do create such beautiful things Dorthe, I must try the leaf bleaching it looks great. Jayne x

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such lovely creations, Dorthe! I know they will be loved! Thanks so much for stopping by my ideas house posts!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Dorthe,
your hearts and cards are just adorable.One can see they where created with much love.Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm,dear friend.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Dorthe,
Your cards are beautiful!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Alexandra said...

Dorthe meine Liebe, deine Herzen sind wunderwunderschön geworden.
Hugs Alexandra

Sugar Lump Studios said...

your hearts are AMAZING! what gorgeous details and lovely images. I also love your wee banners. I hope you are enjoying your holiday season. Please send snow here! ;)


Alisa Noble said...

Oh Dorthe, your hearts are absolutely stunning!!

Paula said...

Dearest Dorthe, Your hearts are gorgeous my sweet friend! Your friends will love them! Your creations are always so sweet and pretty! I love all of the special details you add and the lovely images. You are very creative and talented dear heart! I hope you are enjoying the sun and snow and that you are keeping warm and cozy! Have a wonderful weekend sweetie! Love you so much! Paula xoxo

BECKY said...

I love your hearts, Dorthe...each one so lovely and unique! I know your friends will be thrilled to receive them!

Hugs and joy to you!

Robin said...

Dear Dorthe, your hearts and cards are just beautiful. I love all the details you add to each piece. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season.


Jan Hennings said...

LOVE this :)

Terri said...

Hello Dorthe,
Your fabric hearts are truly lovely! I clicked on the image so I could see it better. I love that leaf! It really does lend a beautiful natural touch! The other heart too, is really sweet. I do adore PW girls! Your fabric cards are also romantic and beautiful.
This year, due to the flu, I am way behind in mailing out my Christmas cards...they will be New Years cards by the time they arrive at their destinations! Lol!
I am wishing you a lovely holiday season, and not toooo cold. : )

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear sweet friend, Dorthe
I can see your heart in the hearts created with so much feeling. They are truly adorable and just the sweetest images and words.
The collaged cards are so cleverly created with gorgeous images once again!
That is such a cool technique bleaching that leaf - how effective it looks with the rusted key.
I hope you are keeping snuggled up this evening and enjoying some little down time now my very dear friend.
My fond love goes all the way to you from here this morning!
Suzy xoxox

butterfly said...

Absolutely beautiful hearts... and I love the use of the natural leaf! I've been having a browse through all the lovely things on your blog - and am about to sign up as your newest follower...
Alison x

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, so special to view your darling hearts once again and to wish you a wonderful week. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment and visit to my home.

Hope you are enjoying the season and all it's wonder.
Sending big hugs your way.
Celestina Marie XO

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh WOW, Amazing HEARTS and CARDS...the recipients are very lucky...Beautiful Creations Dorthe!! x

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Gorgeous hearts Dorthe! Very lucky friends indeed!

~*~Patty S said...

I Love your beautiful hearts and handmade cards dear Dorthe...each one is a treasure just like you are my friend!

Hugs from Virginia

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful pieces, every heart is really a masterpieces and an amazing present. Also the cards are gorgeous.
I wish you a wonderful christmas time.
Hugs Anja

Ephemera said...

Wonderful creations Dorthe, such perfection, I adore hearts too and yours are so special. Have alovely day. xx

Celestina Marie said...

Dearest Dorthe,
I can only imagine how busy you are now. I love viewing your gorgeous hearts once again and the details that you design so well.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
Thank you for your gift of friendship.
Hugs, CM

Lisa said...

Catching up on your blog posts this morning. I LOVE the idea of bleaching leaves! Now if I can only find a live one!

Viola said...

Wunderwunderschon, meine liebe Dorthe!!!!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Your hearts and fabric collage is pure genius. I have done very little of it, I hope I will be able to do some this year. I am so inspired to pick up the needle when I visit you....which is not often enough. I am so glad to be able to catch up with your posts.