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 

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 :