Sunday, 30 September 2012


... for Dawn's Journal Journey challenge .... Friends are the flowers of life .....
Friends are the flowers of life - inks, gesso, paints, stencil, 
stamps: Prima Marketing, Artistic Outpost, Darkroom Door, washi tape, copics

Lots of ink and paint, even more flowers - stencilled and stamped, a hint of glitter - enjoy your Sunday, Petra.

Thursday, 27 September 2012


A piece of sticky back canvas, a couple of stencils and ink pads and some leftover bits and pieces on the table ...

 .... a clock tag. I inked the canvas and then stencilled it. The clock hands are cut with a Sizzix die-cut, inked and covered with glossy accents. The words are stamped (Paperartsy) on transparency and layered on some patterend Prima paper and a little bit of lace attaching it with staples. I finished the tag with some little blings and a bit more lace ... now back to do some more playing with paints in my dining room (lol), Petra.

Linked to: Tag Tuesday

Monday, 24 September 2012


It definitely feels like this time of the year already. The days are getting rapidly shorter and the weather has changed into torrential rain and gusty winds. So what could be better than going into hybernation?  I so envy this little mouse, I could do the same just right now (lol) ....
This little dormouse is from the Octopode Factory and looks very content. I coloured it with distress markers and Copics. For the background of my card I covered some white card with an old book page which I distress with various inks and then stamped around the edges with a free stamp from the Craft Stamper's magazine. And I couldn't resist to give the tiny snoring noises a little bit of glitter ..... have a lovely evening, Petra.

linked to: Addicted to Stamps #39
                 Love to Create #34

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Vintage Paris

... a challenge of a postcard and lots of wishful thinking ... sigh .... wish I could have been there!
I created the background using mainly images from the Graphics Fairy, the lovely Lady is from I added some swirly stamping with Artemio stamps and a little lace and some pearls. Have a lovely weekend, Petra.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Take a Ride

... and enjoy a Summer's journey on this cute scooter. I created this postcard for a monthly swap. It was inspired by Lousette Ashton's hot colour palette cards in Crafts Stamper August 2012
The postcard is 4" x 6" in size purely white card. I layered it with strips of Cosmo Cricket paper and digital paper from Kylie Healey. The grey paper is dry-embossed using the Tim Holtz Checkerboard folder.
The little Scooter is a Snag'em stamp, I coloured it with colouring pencils and Copics and added a little bit of silver glitter. It runs on some washi tape. The little sentiment at the top is a stamp from Lily of the Valley. Petra. 

Sunday, 9 September 2012


... that is scrapbooking. I haven't created a scrapbook page for ages but then there were these wonderful photos of our grandson and I thought I better start making some album for him (lol) ... otherwise the photos will just sit in a folder on my computer and nobody will really look at them. Here is the first ... a day out visiting Portsmouth and the Historic Dockyard
I decided to keep the pages at 8"x8" which seems to be a good size for me to work with. As starting point I used a sketch from the Artblog
digital papers and paper-embellishments from the Design House, stamps are from Woodware. Enjoy your Sunday, Petra.

Linked to: Artblog,  
The Order of the Opus Gluei Blog Hop

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Paralympics 05.09.2012

My DH managed to get some tickets for the Paralympics - yesterday's evening session in the Olympic Stadium. It was fantastic, a real eye opener and very inspiring. The Olympic Park and the venues are vey well thought through and the atmosphere is AMAZING ... our seats were not very far away from the finish line and the podium for the victory ceremony, here are some of the images - Petra. x
The Olympic Stadium
 Orbit Circus and School Project (one of my favourite parts) in the Olympic Park
 Inside the Olympic Stadium
Olympic Flame
Preparations for the Competitions  
 It all started at 19:00pm
Men's 100m Round 1 + 2 T44 with Jonny Peacock
 and Oscar Pistorius
one of the Medal Ceremonies

Monday, 3 September 2012

The Halloween Gang

A 30minutes journal page for the Art Journal Cafe challenge. Ok, I had a think beforehand. Halloween seems to be creeping up on us and there are all these wonderful Halloween creations everywhere .... so the theme was fixed. I also thought that everything was well in reach to go ahead and do it .... my new little Snag'em stamps were still on the table awaiting to be inked up.
Well, somehow I used a double page in my journal and it took me AGES to do the background ... why on Earth did I do a double page? Then I thought it would be nice to colour some of the images because I had a couple of minutes spare ... BIG mistake as it didn't work and I had to repair! And then .... I enjoyed every single minute of it ... how did this happen? Petra.
Mr Repaired - isn't he cute?

The background is stencilled with various distress inks, the stamps used for 
the gang are from Snag'em, Craft Stamper, Betty Creations and Lavinia.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Teddybear Cake

To all of you who had a good guess, thank you so much. And here is the finished product
 cake: vanilla sponge filled with strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream topped with soft fondant and royal icing
bees: soft fondant and flower paste
I received a colleague's request to create a teddybear cake a la Paul Bradford who makes the most amazing and perfect looking cakes, his tutorials and cakes are a true inspiration. The teddybear was to be one with 'proper' fur and bees and everything. This was so difficult. It took me a very long time to cut, sculpt and then decorate the cake - especially as Mr Teddybear was a bit unruly, the royal icing didn't dry fast enough and started slipping ... nightmare! In the end I think the cake bear looked almost a little bit like one of my teddybears (lol)
 Sue and Marjie went for Winnie the Pooh and Debbie was getting close after the first teaser post. Ladies, I will contact you for your snail mail address. Many thanks for all the lovely comments, have a lovely start to the week, now off to do some crafting (smile) ... Petra.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Cake Teaser 2 and a Little Tag

The cake is finished and has been delivered but I will only reveal it tomorrow (lol). So far Debbie got closest with her suggestion that it might be a doll. Here is a second clue ... the cake has something to do with these chaps 
... and, yes, it will have arms, ears, nose, eyse, ... any more guesses???

This is a little tag I made quite a while ago: Give Me 5 for one of Vicki's previous challenges
The tag has an inky backgorund (Antique Linen) which I then stamped on (Kaisercraft and Rayher) with some more distress inks. The focal point is this lovely sticker from K&Company which I layered on some transparency. To finish the tag I added some random machine-stitching and a little bling. Have a wonderful weekend, Petra.

Linked to: StampArtic - Tag


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