My dear wonderful Blogger friends,
Since starting this blog you have been such a wonderful support and inspiration for me. Your kindness and generosity still leaves me speechless and is so very much appreciated.
The last two days my life has been turned upside-down and I struggle to pick up the pieces. I feel a great emptiness inside me and everything is fuzzy and un-focused. I am not able to create, I cannot even think clearly.
For this reason I will close this blog for a while. One day I would love to return when life has settled. I will continue to pop in to see your fabulous creations as it gives me so much comfort.
I wish you all the very best, take care and stay safe, Petra. x
Friday, 23 May 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
It's done, he did it. The weekend before last he ran the 83.4km in 18 hours and 30 minutes. I am very proud of him, he did so well and finished. I probably would still be running ........ to honour the occasion I made a medal for him with a solid Sterling silver disk and 24 carat gold foil. The techniques I used include etching and Keum-Boo. I was so happy once it was finished .... and, of course, it needed a little presentation box .......
have a nice evening, Petra.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
This canvas is dedicated to all Mums and their children
the canvas is covered with water colour paper, distressed and stamped on (PaperArtsy)
covered with antique fabric, lace and Prima Marketing paper
the focal point of the canvas is a wonderful image from Lunagirl Moonbeams Mother's Love digital collage sheet
There is still some time to join in with the Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge for Mother's Day, thank you for stopping by, Petra.
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Mother's Day is soon and what could be a nicer day to be celebrated .... Mothers are so precious. Lunagirl Moonbeams current challenge is all about : Mother's Day, let's celebrate
a Mother's Day card on a white slightly textured card
covered with Craftwork Card paper, Mulberry paper and paper from Tracy Ann Digital Paper
theadorable image from Lunagirl Moonbeams Mother's Love digital collage sheet
edged with Stickles
and embellished with a stamped word (Elzybells) on fabric, some ribbon, half-pearls and a little Mulberry flower
Have a lovely weekend, hope you can join us! Petra.
Monday, 5 May 2014
We still do embossing for Vicki's: Use Embossing Powder challenge. Heat-embossing is so versatile and opens up so many opportunities. For my project the embossing acted as boundary for various water colours I used
First I stamped the butterfly (Crafty Individuals) with VersaMagic 'Red Brick' ink
and heat-embossed it with Clear Embossing powder from WOW.
The butterfly was cut out and then coloured with water colours.
I layered it on a little tag and some papers from EchoPark.
The finishing touches are a stamped sentiment (Waltzing Mouse), some ribbon and a couple of half-pearls.
Thank you for stopping by, hope you have the time to join us for the challenge. There is still time!
Thursday, 1 May 2014
This week's theme for Tag Tuesday is: Cooking. I am not a very keen cook myself but I love good, natural and tasty food (lol) .... and this young Lady seems to love to do the cooking!
the tag shapes are cut with Sizzix dies and paper from Papermania
some machine-stitching is added to the second layer
the image is from Pollycraft coloured with Copics
embellishments are a fork charm, some ribbon and stamping (stamp: Hero Arts)
Thank you for stopping by! Petra. x
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
There are so many songs which come to my mind when I look at these three cute cats playing a tune ... a wedding song, happy birthday, .....oh, so many possibilities ...
The image is from Lunagirl Moonbeams Kitty Cats 1 digital collage sheet.
It is mounted on paper from BoBunny and dry-embossed card panels. The embossed raised parts are slightly inked with gold Brilliance ink.
The base is a simple white card covered with text paper from PrimaMarketing.
Paper flowers, pearl strings, half-pearls, a lacey bow and a teeny tiny heart charm are the finishing touches.
For fabulous inspiration please do pop over to Lunagirl Moonbeams blog and I hope you can join us for the 'Vintage Menagerie' challenge! Petra.