Thursday, November 14, 2019

NEW PAGES IN MY KHADI CONCERTINA BOOK !


Hello friends , already reached the middle of November 
and Christmas is fast approaching .

All the same I had joy, playing for myself today , creating two pages in
the wonderful khadi paper concertina book, my dear friend Lynne , gifted
me earlier this year ,


Difficult to see the golden touches here , but they are there,
the leaf is a diecut , and the stamped ones,from a fairly new Tim Holz
stamp set. I love the bird sitting on the branch,which is a Paper Artsy
stamp set  from where the text comes, too.


Here a bit of the second page , using embossing text folder ,tulle 
and eco dyed paper . The beautiful WISH piece, was put on a paper bag
with lovelies inside, also from my dear Lynne.
And here below you see two pieces of tree bark, I have saved from a
tour in the wood , it has a lovely soft blue tone . 


I wish you a lovely rest of the week, and have fun with  Christmas
preparations , whenever you start them . I have most cards finished :-)

Sending you 
hugs and love
Dorthe 

Friday, October 25, 2019

HAPPY AUTUMN FROM DENMARK


Autumn yes , but also started to create my Christmas cards 
this one in blue and brown colors , a mix I love.


And here a beautiful spot, we visited last week 
and in all autumns glory !!


Last a little collection of pumpkins ,
two real ones, inside my home, and two in
concrete making it cozy outside .


Almost October gone , and only two months till Christmas ,
time is flying so fast , here we have days with lovely weather,
but also rainy grey ones , I guess it is like it has to be . 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

MAKING A BREAK IN VISITING YOU

Tonight my daughter and grandchild arrives with the ferry
to visit and stay for some days, so I know I will not
be here , looking for news from you . 




So thought I would tell you and show this collage ,
together with some white beauties from the garden.


Yes a few are still blooming ,


but most of them starts looking a bit miserable ,
so I wanted to have some lovely memories over
winter , until next spring and summer.


Wishing you all, a wonderful weekend, 
and sending you big hugs 
and love.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

OCTOBER GREETING


A short HELLO , from me , hoping you are all doing
fine, and have a good start on this for me Autumn months .



This collage, is embroidered by me,  and I also
added a paper birg  , and a postmark. It is not yet finished .


And here boundaries from my autumn garden, and green house . 
We had so many tomatoes this year , and as you can see
the roses and other flowers also gave us lots of beauty .
The wreath is made with hops , I`m lucky they grow on
a paths not far from where I live . 

I wish you all a happy October  
Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

A FEW THINGS TO SHOW YOU !

Hello dear friends, 
I wonder how you are all ? 

Already first week of September has gone, and I wanted
to show you this heart created for a dear Danish friend ,
for her birthday . 


A little story told , of the love between the
two beautiful people , here taken from a 
paper napkin , and adhered to the fabric.


The rest is old embroideries, all hold together with slow stitching 
and buttons .


I was so lucky to find this old English piece for
almost nothing , I love it.


One of the last  hollyhock flowers this year ,



And a most adorable and beautiful tiny book 
I was gifted for my birthday , from a dear friend , in USA .


I hope you are all doing good, and wish you a lovely weekend.

Hugs and love 
Dorthe 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Hello dear friends

Thought I better post something before August is all gone ,
and have just finished this piece using  one of Tim Holz pressed leaf,
-the bird is from an old book , and it is all mounted on an
envelope I once was gifted from Anni , my dear Danish friend .


Also used eco-dyed papers , and gifts from dear Lynne ,
stamps and fabric. 


It is so hot here the last days, more than my head and body
likes to deal with , - but also lovely with a sunny end of August.

I hope you are all enjoying the last weeks of summer , or what period you are
in,  winter ,autumn , fall , all beautiful in each their way .

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Hello from a warm Friday


This card uses a page of my Eco-dyed leaf - added to a brown 
craft paper,  together with different papers,-


stamps , laces, and an image which I crumpled first to give it
wear and tear . 


I kind of like how it turned out .

Some of my roses are blooming again, for the second time, which is 
a beautiful gift , especially in this dry summer we have here where I live.


Today is another beautiful day, with blue sky and sun- not a cloud up there,
and around 27 Degrees C , so not too hot , but still very much enough for me  :-)

Sending you all wishes of a lovely weekend,

hugs and love
Dorthe 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

SO LONG AGO


I didn`t realize it was so long ago I posted last!!
I guess summer, FB and Instagram came in between , and sometimes
I wonder if to stop using my blog.... 

But here is a card made for a dear friends birthday .

I love the new leaf stampsets created by Lynne https://lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com/
and used one of them here- together with an old bird image ,an embossed leaf , laces 
and old papers- all the things I love creating with !!



We had a warm day today , and my husband and I had a lovely walk around a lake, near by 


A lovely place to move your body :-)


I hope your Sunday is or was a good one, and send you
love and hugs 

Dorthe 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A CARD AND ECO-DYING RESULTS


Hello dear friends , I thought I wanted to show you some of my 
Eco-dye results , and first a card ,where I used two leaves dyed onto
paper . Put together with laces, old book page, scraps and embossed papers.


This beautiful leaf is dyes onto a piece of cotton ,
I used vinegar, and rusty pieces in the boiling water ,
and also the rust was sitting maybe a week in the pot ,
before using it to dye, so there were a lot of rust dust !!


They comes up as little spots onto some of the pieces.


These leaves are also on cotton fabric .....


And these and the one below..... as you can see they comes out 
very differently, -surely because of the different leaves I have used
are giving different colors and strength of print !!


The two last pieces are both onto paper, and from the same bath 
as the ones above , I love this whitish leaf where the veins came
out a little yellow . If you click the photos, you can see more details.


I hope you are not bored , this new area is really giving
much excitement  and joy , even it can be difficult to keep
patient , and wait overnight , before opening the bunch up .


Here we celebrate Christ`s Ascension today, so
the world outside is quiet , --and I thought I better make 
a new blog posts. 

A lovely day to all of you ,-
Hugs and love

Dorthe 


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Collaged card , I think !!


Yes still not totally finished, so maybe it will be framed and
used as a card , along the way :-) 


I used the lovely image from  Nicie Ibarra : https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/shop/IbarraCreations4U
The stenciled detail is from a wonderful stencil from https://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/
and the rest lovely old and new fabrics and papers from my stash .


The paper was Eco-dyed , and stamped a tiny bit and the
butterfly is an old punch from Martha Steward .


Here we have a Holiday tomorrow , so the working people
mostly have a day off, making it a long weekend .

I hope you are all well, and feeling good, dear friends. 

Sending you 
hugs and love

Dorthe 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A SHORT HELLO

Dear friends , a short hello , and a card newly created 
now send off , after have been pressed more flat and 
straight  :-) . 
The rose is rolled from soft cotton, and I love the
That`s Crafty stencil, and their Sand texture paste .


Leaves and postage mark is from a new PaperArtsy stampset,
which I at once fell in love with , and also found at https://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/ .

I hope you are all well, and wishing you a lovely spring or autumn ,
where ever you are ,on this wonderful earth.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

ANOTHER CARD SEND , - DAHLIA

This is another make for a friend- trying to use pieces laying around, and adding it all in  layers.


I would like to add this one to Aprils Simply Neutrals #55 
which sweet Wendy has just blogged :

This lady ,as you see ,have long left this earth , but still she is looking out for
loved ones traveling it. 

Many of you know that I always add laces to my creations, and 
also here , a bit . 


I used stencil, stamps, papers , die cut and paper flowers
onto music paper , a little crackle , and my sewing machine . 



I hope you visit Wendy, as there is much more to see over there, both
from her, and from other artists , and maybe you would like to link
your own SIMPLY NEUTRALS to her blog . 

Here we had sun for 3 days now, and it always raise the spirit .
I hope your week is lovely!!

Hugs and love 
Dorthe 


Thursday, March 21, 2019

FREE - a collaged card !!


How are you all ? Since I was away last long weekend, I might have missed
some of your postings, but I hope to visit and see all your creations , soon.

For this card I used bits of a Tim Holz diecut , an old German train ticket ,


and the flower is also diecuts  mixed together.
The stamped heads I embossed with gold ,and
also wiped gold paint over the diecut fence .


There is dry embossed paper under the flower, and
I couldn`t resist to sew here and there on the mashine,
and leave hanging threads.


Tomorrow is already Friday again, so I wish you all dear friends,
a lovely weekend. 

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Le petit - bits of this and that !!

Paper scraps , Paper Artsy stencil , bird image ,
from old book : Bird Guide 1923-  
laces, acrylic paints and crackle medium .

I love how the heavy crackle paste have crumpled
the paper together , and have become fond of
the hanging threads , like many others !!


The wonderful find of the old book  : 
Bird Guide , Land Birds East of the Rockies, have been with
me for many years , and I have not made myself tear out pages,
until now. I desided to use it, and enjoy it , instead of
letting it stay on my shelf, and maybe have it thrown out later!! 


I`m adding this to , sweet Wen`s Simply Neutrals , and hope you
feel to go there and see her beautiful post , just click the link ! 


Have a lovely rest of your week, 
 and thank you
for your kind and loving comments, they mean so much to me, and
I treasure each and everyone , and you all dear friends.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

WINTER CARD


Hello dear friends, seems long ago I was here, so wanted to show
a card, I recently made. 
I was inspired of the sewing done by Diana https://velvetmothstudio.blogspot.com/ 
on this beautiful post , Thank you Diana !!
I used sprays , very diluted , and two stampsets from
That`s Crafty , : Lynne`s Affirmations set 6, and Set 7 ,
and also the script stamp from their Textures Collection Stamp Set 3.


No , I`m not back on the team, but Laura showed me much kindness,
so whenever I use from her products , I will mention the shop .
...........
I also used lovely sari ribbon , --and lace from sweet Jesse http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com/


After stamping the tree , I sewed here and there on machine to show some 
branches more off !!  If you click the photo , you can see it better !!
Also sewed a little flower stems , and added two winter white flower heads.
The circle is a remnant from New Years eve and the fireworks !!


Thank you for your visit, it is always a joy to see you here .

Hugs and love
Dorthe