Friday, December 28, 2018

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR


Dear friends, I want to thank you all, for your kind friendships through
the year, very soon , gone. It is always a joy to see you here, and to 
read your comments , and you are all treasured in my life !!


This is from Christmas Eve, with all the candles lit , all over.


And here we were on a beautiful tour , on the island, climping 
up to 70 meter over the water , it was a very lovely and happy day !!


My darling grandchild with me, on Christmas Eve , with the tree
behind us, still not with the candles lit .


And with this frosty,-  in Danish called :Student Carnation ,
because of the tiny size it has, - I will welcome January , and
wish you all Happy New Year , and all the best of health and 
and love, for the coming 2019 .

Many hugs and much love to you all,
Dorthe 


Friday, December 21, 2018

A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL !!


My dear friends , with this creation I wish you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas .

Being a member of   https://mixedupcreative.com/ I got very inspiret of a creation made
by Lena Holmström , and by her tutorial shoving ,how she carve into a book , in this shabby way,-
and I made my own version in this old Danish book. 


Maria and the child greeted by lovely deer in the wood , behind the deer is a piece of
the Nativity of Jesus ,in French , and a branch - and pieces of lace,  flowers and berries on the side of Maria and Jesus  , 

My dear daughter , the grandkids and her x-husband will all celebrate
Christmas here with us, and them arriving today, I think it is time to wish
you all the most beautiful Christmas , as time will not be spend much 
online while they are with us . 

Much love and hugs to you and see you
before the New Year is celebrated 

Dorthe 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Another ATC Christmas coin, a tag and decoration in my home !

I used one of Laura`s ATC coins  for this Christmas ornament , together 
with her lovely Greyboard wings, and amazing gold paint .
The fabrics was laying around on my table and just found a place here . 
(You can click all photos to see a bigger version ) 


And this tag was send to a lovely friend Donna , whom lovingly
carved and gifted me the beautiful fern stamp,- and from another dear friend
Lynne , I was gifted the little angel stamp.
I`m so very grateful for my friends !!
Thank you both  <3 nbsp="" p="">


Here one of my white tiny winter dolls, she is out 
with her little bird, sledging ,


Here is another one , hanging from, an apple branch.
They are made of wool and wear felted coats both .


I hope you are not too stressed , now with only one week left for Christmas ,
I have to admit I`m stressing a bit, and am sorry if I`m not so much 
around , as usual .
I wish you all a lovely and cozy week !!

Hugs and love
Dorthe 


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas is soon here !!


One of many cards I have created this year for friends, 
this one for a Danish friend.


I used different dies, and only white and gold .


This is my windowsill now filled with Christmas, from many
friends, some things bought and other are gifts, but they are all loved,
and being enjoyed every year !!


And my Advents wreath , with first candle lit last Sunday . 
before I added all the trees and other decorations , there.


I hope you are all cozy, and enjoying December !!

Love and hugs,
Dorthe 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wishing my dear American friends, and everyone else celebrating Thanksgiving,
a wonderful day ,evening and weekend!!


May your dreams ,come true, for the next Thanksgiving, and
may you all, have only good experiences the coming year !!


Hugs and love
from Dorthe 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sunday tour ....and collage

Dear friends , a part of a collage , made, using Lynne`s newest stamps, and
an older one too- I love her  style as you well know ! 
They are to find here , if you are interested in buying them :


Yesterday my husband and I visited a beautiful part of  the island,
to see the glory of nature, while still leaves on the trees.


We also walked the beach and found a lovely handful of stones with
holes in, made by the Baltic Sea through years and years .... they 
were brought home , and will be hung on a string, later.


Here the sea, - it was very windy  yesterday, and lots
of whitecaps on the seat , cold but beautiful.


I hope you all had a lovely Sunday, and wishes you all the best for the coming week .

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A little play it teabags .

I have saved used teabags for several years, and today I just had to try using
some, for a little collaged creation.


It is so lovely to sit with tiny creations, and find scraps from
earlier pieces, which are useful now.


As you can maybe see there are 8 different things
added to the bag. I hope you like it .

Happy rest of the week to you all, and 
thank you so much for visiting .

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Friday, October 12, 2018

MYSTERY AWAITS

Yes a little mystery from me, today, now getting closer to Halloween .

The base is a Chunkie  from That`s Crafty
where I just did not use the front. 


Apart from that, also the brick stencil , texture paste and spray colors --
, Lynne`s stamp of wildflower, and text  ,-plus the raven ,
are all their own products. The sweet Tim Holz girls are also bought there.


I used Lynne `s wildflower as background , together with old lace,  
combined with torn sacking , the sweetest mini pumpkins, and
some favorite nature finds , and it was finished .


I hope you like this little and not too scary Halloween creation.

Wishing you all a very lovely weekend , dear friends .

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Velvet lace and paper.

Hello friends, 
I `m here with another mix of my favorite ,-papers and fabrics.
I found the beautiful velvet on a fleamarket, and knew I could use it .
Also here I started with one of the embroidery cartstock with premade
holes to sew in . 
The beautiful head stamp, is a gift from my dearest friend, Lynne,
and the dried flower from another very dear friend, Sharon.https://www.instagram.com/shoofly400/


The paper doily is also a gift ,and also from a dear friend,
Sherry ,- thank you to all 3 of you, for your constant support
and beautiful friendships . 


As you know I love Lynne`s Affirmations, so had to use one here, too. 

I hope your weekend was a good one, and that you are ready for the new week
to come . 

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

My first post for long, showing my old style !!


A little new creation, with some favorite materials, old torn fabric ,
a dried leaf, and a lovely image.


I found the tag in a local shop, made ready for embroidery, and
used it for my fantasy flowers.
It was first sprayed with diluted brown paint.



The lovely face was adhered together with the pearls
and on top a corrugated cardboard crackled first , I added
the leaf and word, from one of Lynne`s stampsets.
Sequins 


Here a close up , for you. 
I hope you like my collaged card -

Tomorrow evening my dear grand kids will arrive here,
with their father, for a 4 days vacation, so once more I will
be away from blogs , and also fb. But will try to visit
now and then. 

A happy weekend to you all, thank you for visiting me,
it means a lot .

Hugs and love 
Dorthe 

Monday, September 10, 2018

EACH PETAL IS A FLOWER SHARING JOY



This sadly will be my last DT post for Laura That`s Crafty.
I have long been fighting stress, and things, related to it, so
I made a hard decision , to step out of this wonderful job .
It is with heavy heart, but also with the hope of feeling better¨,
with no deadlines in my head!!
Thank you Laura so much for choosing me, and for your help 
and kindness , it has been a real pleasure to be on your team, and to 
try out , all your `s and Grahams , wonderful products !

Thank you also to the most kind and sweet team members ,it has been
a pleasure working with you, and get to know you !!!

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As always you can find more photos and my long explanation :-) of
how I did, over here : 


Thank you from my heart to all of you whom followed me in this adventure,
with kind and loving comments , you all have a place in my heart.

I will go on creating , for my own pleasure, and will not leave my own blog,
so I hope to see you here again.

Thank you dear friends. 
Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WHISPER SECRETS INTO THE WIND !!

I`m here with the first autumn theme for That`s Crafty Challenge : Forever Autumn   https://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.com/

The choice was to start using one of  the MDF panels onto which
I painted white and while wet added a little black, to achieve this grey tone.
When dry  I used the beautiful swallow stencil using Black gesso dapping with
a hard brush.


I left to dry, and meanwhile onto a find from my garden, a dry leaf, smeared 
a little of the gorgeous Antique Gold. A greyboard leaf was stamped with 
one of Melina`s doodled leaves , Lime Lustre was painted in the doodled frame,
and Antique Gold and Metallic  Rose Gold painted onto the leaf.Also a tiny berry
branch was painted white on the berries ,and a dot of gold, too.


The swallow now dry was given details with white and gold smeared together,
and a white dot for the eye. On two edges I used the Stitch stencil, with a blackFine liner .
The Affirmation was partly stamped directly on the left side panel , and onto two pieces of
scrap paper from my table .


Also a piece of rusted fabric , ( a lovely gift from Lynne ) was found on the tabel,
and adhered to panel. On top the leaves and the branch- and lastly the stamped paper scraps.

I hope you are not tired from reading , lol. 

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Materials used :


From my own stash I used:

Piece of fabric, paper scratches,a dried nature leaf .

This Challenge starts at 11am on Wednesday 5th September.

And there will be fantastic creations , from my DT friends , too.
The winner of this challenge will receive a £30 voucher to spend in our online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice from our own That's Crafty! brand.

Please make sure to read our challenge rules before entering. We will unfortunately have to delete entries that do not follow the rules.

Monday, September 3, 2018

FILL YOUR DAYS......

First Monday in September and a new little view
of this weeks blogpost for That`s Blogging Crafty ,
I used some of the new gorgeous Lustre Sprays ,
and as you can see here, they are really giving an
amazing shine . 
I hope you will see more, and therefore click the link:



Wishing you all a wonderful Monday , dear friends.
Hugs and Love 
Dorthe 

Monday, August 27, 2018

THEY CARRY SECRETS ON THEIR WINGS

They truly does carry secrets of beauty on their wings, the
gorgeous dragonflies - and I have tried to capture some in this
piece for That`s Blogging Crafty.

As you know, you c an see more over here-


Technique and used materials , so please have a look .


I hope you like my sneak peek ....:-)

Hugs and love 
Dorthe 

Monday, August 20, 2018

LET NATURE BE YOUR CALMING BREATH !


I hope you had a lovely weekend , all- as it is Monday again,
I`m here with a new blogpost over at That`s Crafty blog 


Here you can see a bit of the creation , which I hope will 
make you nosy enough to visit the link above , and see the rest.


There are more photos and explanations of how it was created
and what I used of materials , so I hope to see  you there.

Thank you friends
Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

THE POWER OF YOU IS UNSTOPPABLE !!

Here I am with number two part of the August Challenge 

This time using a piece of the fantastic white cardstock from the Journal Kit , for the background, 
onto another scrap paper cardstock, I stamped one of Lynne`s lovely wildflowers, in Archival ink,
and after sprayed with the Flat Matte Aqua , diluted with water.


Onto another scrap this time from a greyboard tag I cut in two,
not long ago, I painted White, 
and when dry stamped Donna`s cute dog - he was painted with different
brown watercolour pencils , and a "tree trunk" painted on his left side , with
a few white doodles -


Melina`s beautiful butterfly was stamped ,twice, onto
ricepaper, ,also from the Journal kit, sprayed with Aqua Flat Matte, they were fussy cut and adhered together
with the Gloss gel Medium , making it a bit stiffer , and bendable .


The butterfly was painted details , using a white Posca pen,
and around the perimeter of the wild flower scrap I smeared
some of the Chestnut Brown . 
A piece of Corrugated Cardboard from the kit ,and a gauze piece ,were both also sprayed with 
Bluebell  Flat Matte- and after dry layered onto the cardstock, -the gauze under the wildflower piece , and on top the dog, now , with a little lace piece  with added flower. 
Butterfly was adhered to right upper corner.
Lastly Lynne`s Affirmation was stamped to paper also treated with Aqua , cut into 3, and adhered .

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

This challenge will run until 10am, Wednesday 5th September. Our next challenge will start at 11am on Wednesday 5th September.

The winner of this challenge will receive a £30 voucher to spend in our online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice from our own That's Crafty! brand.

Please make sure to read our challenge rules before entering. We will unfortunately have to delete entries that do not follow the rules.

For this Challenge, we'd like your entries to feature animals of some sort on them please.



Materials used







Monday, August 13, 2018

SEEK BEAUTY ...

A sneaky peek for today`s blogpost over at That`s Blogging Crafty 




If  you want to see some more pictures, and read a bit , you can just 
click the link, which will take you there. 

There are also all kind of projects from the rest of the team, to enjoy :-)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend

Hugs and love
Dorthe  

Monday, August 6, 2018

EXPLORE THE WONDERS THAT SURROUND YOU ....

Dear friends, writing this, we have another sunny day here, and not as warm
as before, but this will not last , end of the week the temps, will come to 30 and more again.

Never the less here is my new sample, for this week  one 
of the fabulous chunkies , decorated on both front and bag.

If you visit here :

You can see more photos, and read my how to !!


I would be happy to see you there, . a beautiful new week
to you all, and always thank you for comments here, on my blog, too.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

HIDING........

Dear friends, we have a new CHALLENGE over at 


This months it is called : ANIMAL MAGIC 

and as you can see I used one of Donna Grey`s wonderful quirky stamps,
of her cat Fred. 
I started painting a greyboard panel with  Ivory , and when dry used the  Decorative Leaf
stencil , using Texture Paste ,  and onto the paste I sprinkled  Baked Texture , Ancient Amber,
and left to dry .
I then found a smaller pannel, I wanted to stamp Fred the cat onto, and chose to do it on 
the with of panel, and after cut to fit the size of the big panel.


I painted it with Mint and when dry stamped Fred using Archival Ink,
for the ink not to bleed . He was colored using watercolor pencils, in brown
tones. I wanted him to hide behind curtains, and ferns, and had a piece of rusted teabag
paper, on my table, which was perfect . 
(you can rust papers, rolling them around some rusted items, place them in a container
and add a little water and vinegar- )
I tore the paper to fit the panel and adhered with a very thin layer of adhesive .
After I stamped the fish bone , from same stamp , in 3 places, and defined the eyes and 
fish heads a bit , using white Sharpie.


The stenciled leaf now dry , was heated with my Heat Gun to change to a beautiful golden raised texture, and after , sprayed with Lustre Spray Aqua , which again
was sprayed with water to make it run a bit , down the panel.which was left to dry.
In between I stenciled some letters, -spelling Hiding - onto a reused brown paperbag, using Texture Paste - after dried they were cut out .
Fred panel was now adhered to the middle long panel ,


and the Fern stencil used to create a little fern hide away around him, 
using Chestnut Brown paint dabbed onto the stencil , with a dry brush.
Lastly the letters were placed on top and button of panel , and black 
ink smeared around the perimeter .

If you had the patience to read it all, I thank you , and send you
all good wishes for today. Please read below, if you want to be a part of the challenge ,
and have fun !!

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Now remember : The winner of this challenge will receive a £30 voucher to spend in our online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice from our own That's Crafty! brand.

Please make sure to read our challenge rules before entering. We will unfortunately have to delete entries that do not follow the rules.


Materials used :


From my stash:

rusted tea bag paper- old brown paper bag .



Monday, July 30, 2018

THESE WINGS .....

Hello friends, how are you ? 
Here is another peek from my Monday creation,
from That`s Crafty ,- you can see the whole make
over here, and read how it was created  :


I hope you will enjoy it .



I played with some gorgeous new products , which I think ,you 
will love to try !!

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Monday, July 23, 2018

DAYDREAMS SHARING JOY ...

Another terrible hot Monday - going up to 37 degrees in Denmark, 
I don`t think I have ever experienced that, before ....... and far too
hot for me- ( Sorry sun-lovers ) . 
But anyway here is my sneaky peek for today`s blogpost 
overt at That`s Blogging Crafty 



You can visit the link, if you want to see more, and read how I created this
little panel , filled with  summer joy !!

I hope you all can handle the weather !!

Hugs and love 
Dorthe 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

EMBRACE THE QUIET MOMENTS


DEAR FRIENDS,  we are on round two, in this months CHALLENGE :
CLOSE TO NATURE .
Here is my panel this Wednesday .  
I hope you would like to play with us, and maybe win a price .       


It is a tag ,onto which I first stenciled , using the Abstract Grid, around
the perimeter , dabbing with Buttercup paint.
I found two old lace scratches, lying around , and placed them one under the other.
Then I stenciled the leaves using Texture Paste , and partly covering
the old lace. 


When dry one of the beautiful roses from the rose stencil, was
also added using Texture Paste, and on the bottom the grid stencils was
used again ,with texture paste, too.
After all dried ,I mixed Flat Matte spray Rose, with diluted Chestnut Brown,
onto my craftmat- and with lots of water added it to the panel ,very carefully, 
not to cover the grid.


Also I draw lines, around roses and leaves to give more attention to them,
using a gold brown aquaralle pencil,- and leaves were dabbed with Butternut and white 
paint here and there.
Onto scratch of old book paper, I stamped one of the new Affirmations
created by Lynne .
Lastly another piece of the old lace was attached to the tag hole on top. 

If you would like to be a part of this challenge, please visit 


The winner of this challenge will receive a £30 voucher to spend in our online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice from our own That's Crafty! brand.

Please make sure to read our challenge rules before entering. We will unfortunately have to delete entries that do not follow the rules.

For this Challenge, we'd like your entries to feature Summery images on them please.

i HOPE TO SEE YOU OVER THERE

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

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