Sunday, December 8, 2013


Way back in Oktober, my friend Astrid  from
showed a kind of tutorial, about how to create a wonderful book "adventure".
Click the link and se her amazing autumn book, it is totally stunning:

Thank you my dear Astrid, for your step by step tutorial, I hope it was ok,-
me lending your methode - xoxo


I got so inspired and so in love with trying to create one myself, but wanted
to do a christmas version.

And here is the result , a winter wonderland of snow and glitter, 
girls sledging and deers and a rheindeer passing in the background.

You can see how the book is folded and then decorated after.

The little family is a die cut from Memorybox ,

and the flower string is different pieces strung together,to make an icy appearance.

I am not sure about the beautiful image, so if any of you know
from where it is I will love to hear from you.

This is one of the few pieces I have created for christmas, apart from cards,
it is now in my sitting room in a window !!

Have you created christmas pieces for yourself to enjoy?
If not I hope you will have time to do that!!

It is raining and storming again, and I`m happy to be inside,
and to be able to send you all warm sunday and second Advent  greetings.

Much love and hugs


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dorthe, this is absolutely stunning!!!! I am so very happy that my little effort inspired you to make this (and thank you for linking back to me). Your Christmas book is absolutely amazing!! So much beautiful detail, I just love your deer and the whole way you have put this together!

I still really want to make one for Christmas, but am not sure I will manage it as my family is arriving in 6 days time and I still have so much to do....

Hope all of your Christmas preparations are going well and happy 2nd advent to you!!!
Much love

AppleApricot Wen said...

Hello dear, what a fabulous book art! Love your beautiful take on it. A true Christmas treasure.
Here it has been storming and pouring with rain too, but everything is much more calm now.
Wishing you a happy week, hugs from Holland :)

Bente said...

Å, Dorthe, dette var virkelig nydelig. Jeg har gått glipp av flere innlegg her her, ser jeg. Jeg har ikke vært helt i form på flere måneder, så jeg har ikke vært så mye rundt om på bloggebesøk. Nå kjenner jeg at energien begynner å komme tilbake, heldigvis.

Ønsker deg en fin kveld videre.

Klem til deg, min venn.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Your Christmas book is so beautiful and such a lovely idea. Love the reindeer and the pretty vintage photo.
Thanks for sharing this and will go and check out the tutorial.

Have a wonderful week

marda said...

This is just beautiful. I saw Astrid's book folding creation and it to was stunning. Someday I'm going to try this, I love the pieces you and Astrid produced. I have a lot of "someday's".

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, LOVE your creation. What a gorgeous display for Christmas and all winter long. The details are darling. Thank you for sharing the link to Astrid's post. I visited and said hello and enjoyed seeing her wonderful creation too.
Such inspiration visiting you and thank you so much.

Hope you are continually feeling better. Thank you for stopping by and wishing you a blessed week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Kris said...

What a great creation!!

Createology said...

This is such a fun folded book display. My Grandma used to make wonderful folded book displays yet I have none and no photos. December Delights Dorthe Dear...

nelly said...

Ах, Дороти, направила си прекрасна коледна книга! Идеята е страхотна, напомня ми на стара децка руска книжка. Толкова е хубаво...
Поздрави и приятна седмица.

Bettina Breiding Hansen said...

Hvor er den smuk kære, så fuld af eventyr og fortællinger - elsker det snehvide look

sharon said...

Your vintage book display is incredible Dorthe! I love the deer and girls, the stars and all the glitter, you have such patience to create these beautiful paper projects! Stay warm and cozy friend!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

That's very beautiful, my dear Dorthe. It's a great decoration not only for Christmas but the whole winter time. I'm happy to see that you found some time to create something for yourself.
Have a wonderful week, sweetie!
Mange kys og knus ♥,

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is just gorgeous! You did a beautiful - why are we surprised - job and it is so festive. xox

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Dorthe, what a book you have made here, filled with intricate details and winter dreams. Your Christmas in your home is looking lovely too. Wishing you warmth and days that glow with your smile!

May said...

Stunning Christmas book..The design is amazing... Love the images & fabulous deer...the stars & beautiful chain of flowers is outstanding... Love it...Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration....Hugs May x x x

Shane Pollard said...

Oh dearest Dorthe

You always inspire us with your beautiful creations at Christmas time!

The book pages decoration is a great idea and it will always be a reminder for you of Christmas 2013!

Warm cosy hugs and love
Shane in summery New Zealand!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my dear Dorthe what a stunning book you have created all with the most inspirational Astrid's guidance! It is amazing! So many pages and decorated with the most inspiring Christmas decorations and that deer family is so very beautiful.
I can just see it sitting on your window sill surrounded by all your
other Christmas decorations.
Hope you are keeping snug and warm all wrapped up this Wintery evening.
It must almost be snowing there now??
Sending my love and hugs on the coming snowflakes,

Mom E. said...

I Love your book! It is so pretty, like all of your creations. I saw one of these used as a place to insert and display Christmas Cards that are received from Friends and i thought that was a clever idea. Yours has so many accents, it wouldn't need any cards to adorn it further!

Terri said...

Oh that is so sweet! What a fun project to add more Christmas spirit to your home! I love the vintage pages and the deer scene. Wonder full!

vic said...

Oh wow this is just stunning!! I love the reindeer and the whole book is just lovely !

Vic x

~*~Patty S said...

Oh My Dear Dorthe ♥
So lovely seeing more photos of your beautiful ice scene so magically created with a book!
Each detail is precious and oh so pretty!!!
I am afraid Christmas will come and go and I will still not be ready this year...what will be will be I guess...
I will enjoy others holiday creating :)
(((hugs))) to you dear one from snowy Virginia

PattieJ said...

This is beautiful!! I love glittery things against aged book paper!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your Christmas book is absolutely beautiful,dear Dorthe.Have a lovely evening.Sending hugs and love,

Lululiz said...

You are so clever, Dorthe, always ready to try new things and always making such a wonderful job of it. The altered book is amazing. I wonder how long it took you to fold all those pages so neatly. It is so beautifully embellished, the deer at the top are especially lovely. I hope your health is still improving, so that you are properly well for Christmas. xxx

Tanya said...

OH, DORTHE - I LOVE THIS!!!! Absolutely WONDERFUL - yes, my friend, you ROCK! XOXO Tanya

butterfly said...

Utterly gorgeous, Dorthe! I loved Astrid's autumnal creation, and your frostily sparkling Christmas version is another favourite! What a wonderful piece of decorative art this will make in your home this year - perfect!
Alison xx

Dortesjs said...

absolutely stunning, fantastisk smukt lavet. fed bog ;O)) hav en dejlig uge knus Dorte

Ana K. said...

What a fantastic blog Dorthe...really awesome work….thank you for popping by and giving me a chance to find you...Hugs from Slovenia

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

So wonderful dear Dorthe, hvor er den bare smuk, en rigtig vinter dekoration, den er også fin at have stående efter jul.
Hugs Anni

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe- I've never seen anything like this before-- your creation is so beautiful. I love the wintery scene!
Your photos are just gorgeous!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, It is nice to visit your pretty blog and enjoy your latest creation once again. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. Hope you are better and enjoying the season.
Wishing you a special weekend.
Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Jillayne said...

I love it Dorthe - it's so adorable. The contrast of the book pages with the beauty of the deer makes it very special indeed. Bravo!!