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 

Products used :




Monday, July 16, 2018

EACH PETAL IS A FLOWER .......


Hello to you all , I hope you are doing great,-
already we passed the middle of July, and this Monday I`m here 
again with a sample for That`s Crafty - 
This time a tag , showing some of the sweetness of summer. 

This a very little sneak peek , and here is the link , if you want to see more :




I wish you all a lovely day, and all the best for the week.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Monday, July 9, 2018

FILL YOUR DAYS......

Goodmorning friends, another sneaky peek for you, to see,
and maybe visit in it`s whole here :
as it is my turn to show a sample over at That`s Blogging Crafty :



This week my sweet family will arrive to stay for a little week,
which means, I will not be as often .on blogs or fb , as usual.
I wish you all wonderful days ahead.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 




Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SECRETS WHISPERED IN THE SECRET GARDEN

Hello friends, I`m back, with  a new  CHALLENGE for the months, of July ,
 called :CLOSE TO NATURE  (  TREES -LEAVES )

This time I used an MDF panel, over which I smeared thinned gesso, and after dry , 
using the Dinky tree stencil , stenciled 3 trees onto the background, using Leaf green and Coffee  Archival inks.
After I stamped the text stamp here and there, on panel also in brown .


And beneath the trees , I stamped flowers from Lynne`s  Wildflower
set, and painted them with white , several times, adding lots of paint to 
create a 3-d look.


 A greyboard tree was painted in green brown tones - using the inks again ,
and the trunk also stenciled
with a Dinky stencil to add a bark, look,  to it. 


White and green tulle, were heated with the heat-gun to create flower heads, 
Tiny greyboard leaves were painted,
and words from Lynne`s stampset , stamped onto white paper.
Tree , flowers , leaves, and text were adhered,- the flowers with a faux rhinestone in the centers.
With my Crop A Dile I made holes on top panel, and added a piece of old rusty 
metal thread, as hanger.  Around the perimeter I smeared brown ink- and under the stenciled trees green , to act a bit mossy :-) 


This  challenge will start at 11am today !!!


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 

Materials used :




Monday, July 2, 2018

MAKE FRIENDS !

First Monday in July , already, - and I`m here with a new 
page for my journal - a page connected to one already created there,
which you will maybe remember , if you pay a visit here:


So this is another visit to the mysterious garden :-)


I hope you all enjoyed your weekend- here it is still very warm- 
but with a little wind ,too- the last days .
I wish you a great new week- sun or not !!

Hugs and love Dorthe 

Monday, June 25, 2018

EACH PETAL .....

My Monday sneak peek , today showing lots of wonderful products
from That`s Crafty , and a few from my stash .


You can see it all over here :


I wish you a lovely new week ,

And I thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes many send me yesterday ,
you are all so kind and loving . 
Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME

So we reached the second CHALLENGE this June,  of :
A SUMMER`S DAY-
and I had this house , from one of Melina`s newest stamps set,
which is so lovely and fairy-like , a tiny castle to call home.
I used one of the new greyboard tags, and stamped the house directly to the 
background, after having painted it white.
After  Flat Matte Spray Tomato was sprayed over the house and tag, with 
diluted Chestnut Brown paint- 
I stamped the house onto white tissue paper , and adhered to the not totally dry
sprayed greyboard, which results in the tissue ,soaking up the sprays.


After,- one of my favorite stencils was used with texture paste, in left side panel 
and left to dry. I made a kind of tiny flower from old lace, and stamped the
words from same set as the houses- onto a piece of white cotton.
It was layered with fabric netting onto another piece of fabric, and I sewed around it,
with sewing mashine.


The lovely bush was painted with green sharpie,and  
the windows got a little white . I outlined the stamped house with
brown, painted with Multi Surface Paint Mint around it over the whole tag , and
used a little Flat Matte Tomato on to the stenciled pattern, followed with 
Distress Ink -Gathered Twigs. Then stamped two birds from Lynnes Set 2
flying over the house - in black-


Adhered flower and a torn edge of lace to panel-  punched two holes, in the bottom,
through where I tied the fabric sign with the help of two strings. 
A white sari silk piece, was also painted with the different sprays and paints,
and tied through the tag hole, and wrote Summer in right side panel.

NOW WOULD THIS FANCY YOU, TO TAKE PART IN :

This challenge will run until 10am, Wednesday 4th July. Our next challenge will start at 11am on Wednesday 4th July.

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 

Materials used :




Monday, June 18, 2018

MYSTERY AWAITS.....


Here in Denmark, -this week we welcome Sct.Hans evening the 23th,--
if you want to know more about this evening, here is a link to a short explanation.


Well ,-Sct Hans is always surrounded by a bit of mystery , and that made me reach 
for one of Lynne`s new stampsets , and create this.


As always you can see the whole project, following this link :



Wishing you all a wonderful week.
Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Monday, June 11, 2018

EMBRACE EACH SEASON

Can you believe that half June, has almost already gone...
here with so much warmth, which we are not used to,- 
and even it is wonderful, I always try to embrace each season.

This is my sneak peek of the sample , for this week,
over here, :


Using some of the new stencils, and Flat Matte Sprays ,this also
became a page in the wonderful Journal , and paperkit , also available in the 
online shop of That`s Crafty - you can check out the kit here : 


Wishing you all a beautiful new week, dear friend. 

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A SUMMERS DAY


YES , we have a new challenge , and one we can all relate to : 

A SUMMERS DAY  ( Summery images ) 

And here is my sample . One of my favorite White Greyboards
onto which I stamped, my favorite from Lynne`s new Wildflower Stamps,
using Archival Ink. Also the wonderful butterfly from Melina`s newest
stampsets was stamped with the same ink- and for both using the
Stamp Platform .


Onto the bottom I created crackle effect using the crackle glace - and brown and white
acrylic paint.  The butterfly was painted using watercolors, and Posca pens.
On the top panel I stenciled a word, from Lynne`s wonderful new stencil affirmations,
using Texture Paste.


I outlined the pattern on the butterfly with a sharpie , and added little dotted
details to the wildflowers.  Also the new Stitch stencil was used with the brown sharpie, 
and brown acrylic paint on the right side , top and buttom panel . 
The painted background in  Mint- was dabbed directly onto the panel , around the stamped images .


Last I added a tiny branch, from the garden onto which I wound pieces of
babies wipe, used to dry up  Flat Matte Spray , Basil ,--from an earlier  creation.
The butterfly got a body with a tiny piece of branch, too- and the Imagination 
was sprayed with diluted Chestnut Brown, and I draw around every letter with the brown
sharpie .

I hope your summer also gives lots of inspiration to take part in the challenge. 
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 have had a few entries recently that do not link back to us and unfortunately, these entries will be deleted.


Hugs and love from Dorthe 

Materials used:


Other :
Watercolor paints- Sharpie- Posca pen - baby wipe- branch from the garden .

Monday, June 4, 2018

SILENCE OF THE MIND


Monday the 4`th of June, and I`m back with a new project for
That`s Blogging Crafty .

Here is a tiny part of this weeks panel , where I again used
some of the wonderful news, from the shop. 


I hope it gives you the feeling to have a look over here :


And I hope your new week starts good for you all.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Dream Daydreems


After a very sunny and warm weekend , I`m back  with the Monday
sneaky peek, showing a new page , using the fantastic mixed media journal kit  ,--a gorgeous kit :



And dear viewers and friends, as always I have to ask you to visit here:


for more photos , and explanations about this creation. 

There are many wonderful papers, used, from the kit, and beautiful new stencils,
with Lynne`s new Affirmations - I hope I made you nosy , lol.

Hugs and love
Dorthe