Wednesday, 31 October 2018


Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. It's another grey day here, but the sun did show itself for a few minutes this morning, and it's not quite as cold and windy as it was, so that's good!
Today I am sharing an A3 mixed-media collage, made using strips of JD wrapping paper and  washi-tapes collaged onto a painted and stamped background. As you can't see the BG anymore, perhaps I could have done without it! I used stencils to doodle over it, did a modge-podge tissue transfer, and added some stamping and a hand-written sentiment. I am linking to Simon Monday challenge, take flight, and Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, and Simon Wednesday challenge, anything goes:

The photos were taken in the past 2 weeks in Hofgarten, Schloss Kalkum (a moated castle) and here:

Is that duck headless?

By the moat:

The hawk looking for a take-away dinner:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks  lot for coming by!

Monday, 29 October 2018

T stands for Tools of The Trade

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, and wish you a great week.
It has got very cold here, we have icy blasts blowing down from the North Pole. A week ago we were still in short sleeves. Yesterday I had to dress in my full winter outfit to walk for an hour along the Rhine, and had to walk very quickly to keep warm! I enjoyed my home-made pumpkin soup all the more when I got back home.

Tuesday is Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party, and we are also one week into our Edgar Alan Poe challenge at Tag Tuesday, so you still have a week to cook up some scary stuff for it. I used images from LONS, Gecko Galz and Serif, combined with  an EAP quote to make my scary tag:

Hmm, I was out and about a lot this week and seem to have had a lot of coffee:

These pictures are from the 'Heimat' (Home) museum we visited some time back in Abtsküche, showing the school room and old tools etc:

We still had desks like these at school!

Tools for various professions:

Back to the school room:

Hope you enjoyed this little journey into yesteryear. 

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Spooky Friday

Hi Everybody!
It's Friday already, time just vanished again. I had a busy week and was out and about most of the time. Today I am meeting up with a friend to visit a Chinese restaurant, and then I'm hoping for a quiet weekend with some crafty time!
Today I am re-showing my fave Halloween canvas, made a couple of years back:

I am linking to Paint Party Friday

I made another Halloween card, which I can now show as it has reached its destination. It's  a 6" x 6" collaged piece, using  paper from DCWV, leaves cut from painted and crackled paper, and some leftover leaves that were flying about my table. The owl is from Gecko Galz::

This is the envelope made to send it:

Two weeks back I won a challenge at Paperbabe Challenge blog, and received this gorgeous stamp sent to me by Kim - thanks so much, I am really looking forward to using it. It's a large stamp, and great quality rubber. I am also linking the spooky card to their newest challenge, anything goes. I am also linking to Simon Monday challenge, Spook - Halloween.

And I have some more photos from my trip to the Botanical Garden  in Düsseldorf. We started in the domed glass house for tropical plants:

The pomegranate is a bit fuzzy, sorry:

Fresh figs:


Loved this black tree:

I thought this log looked like a crocodile:

Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!