Mittwoch, 29. Dezember 2010

New Episode…

....… of our Viennese Café Tour.

This time we visited Café Prückel in the Inner City, but it´s not our favourite. They do not separate the smokers from the non-smokers properly… nevertheless we enjoyed the afternoon…

 They have a nice ceiling there ;-)

Have a nice Wednesday!

Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2010

Nice and Neat!

I´ve been busy :-)

Before...                                                                                       After ...

It´s much more fun now, playing with these!

As Grandma always said:” A tidy house, a tidy mind.” :-)

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Last weekend I discovered how much fun step-cards are!
I used my new Hougie-Board, which is very useful for me because the score-lines are in "inch" on one and in "cm" on the other side!

Made this one out of scraps as a “thank you”-note for an aunt of mine, who sent me some biscuits:
(of course with my favourite stamp ...   ;-)  ... and my new Promarkers)

Have a nice day and thanks for visiting!

PS: I link this up to:

....Thank you

...Cut it out

Dienstag, 21. Dezember 2010

Happy Anniversary ….to us!

14 years – where have they gone? Time really flies!

As I know, that men usually don´t care that much about cards, no great idea came to my mind and I decided to make no card this year – until yesterday…. yes, it´s true, men don´t care MUCH about them – but they DO care a LITTLE – at least they feel flattered the second they get it… women would put them on their table for a while, but my hubby stores them in a drawer… I´m satisfied with that ;-)

So yesterday I had a scrap of grey cardstock and the postman brought a package with a “small” haul (*hem*) … and one of my new stamps fitted exactly onto that scrap – and all of a sudden I had my idea … and the card finished within minutes!

It´s so easy once you´re inspired!

I hope he will like it – I will give it to him this evening, when we enjoy open sandwiches with cold-smoked salmon and 1 (or 2 or…) glasses of Prosecco… :-)

Unfortunately we´ve go to work tomorrow – so no time to stay up long… it´s easier to organise something more “fantastic” on weekends – but that´s ok…

Have a fabulous evening everybody and thanks for stopping by!
PS: If you want to, tell me how YOU celebrate(d) your anniversary with your hubby?! I always appreciate new ideas ;-) !

Mittwoch, 15. Dezember 2010

“Wind in my hair”

...this stunning drawing was a generous freebie from “A Day for Daisies” a while ago.

So I couldn´t resist to make a card for

Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone!

Sonntag, 12. Dezember 2010


... for all those who feel cold because of  all that talk of snow in Blogland  ;-)

Come with me on a short trip to Mexico...

Can you feel the sun on your skin???

Thanks for stopping by today!

Samstag, 11. Dezember 2010

Just a little owl-minicard...

Last spring I bought the clear mini stamp "Sleepy Owl" - Dimensions Crafts LLC/Inkadinkado , but never used it... what a shame! It is sooo beautiful!

So I decided to make some minicards for my Mum... have already some, but no time (and not enough daylight when I´m at home) to photograph them.
I just made a quick shot from this one for

(I colored with felt-tip pens for children, but my Promarkers are on the way! Have to be patient... )

They look so cute all together - I will show you a picture in a few days!

For all owl-lovers: there´s a free owl-calendar available on this site!

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for visiting!

Mittwoch, 8. Dezember 2010


It is still cold outside....

... so my hubby and I continue enhancing the "sunny side" of life...

We visited "Café Bräunerhof".
It is near the Habsburg city palace. Every Saturday there is live music at the café with a small orchestra of 3 playing waltzes and classical music. The furniture is from the 1920´s.
Bräunerhof has probably the largest selection of newspapers of all cafés in Vienna. According to its owner in 1996, the café spent 1600 dollars monthly on newspapers.(Wikipedia)

We had a cozy afternoon there ...

..... "Einspänner" coffee and plum cake and 
(curd) cheese strudel

... my all-time favourite : hot chocolate

And now to my project... something "vintagy" (is that a word?)

I link it up to

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!

Still living… and a lightning-fast gift-wrapping

… but that´s not a matter of course.

I had a few very unpleasant days… let me tell you the story:

Last Wednesday I was so happy and full of joy, because I finally got Dorcas´ Blog Candy – so many beautiful things!! Thanks again!
And she sent me such a sweet card with even sweeter words in it!

But then…. later in the evening our  unit which is responsible for the heating and the hot water, stopped working.
I called the customer service, but they were very unprofessional, made 2 mistakes and so my hubby and I had to endure 5 (!) days in a house with 13°C/55°F room temperature and -5°C/23°F outside. And we had no hot water to take a shower or warm our hands.

So you can imagine that I really wasn´t in the mood for being creative or blogging – I was angry!!! *gggrrr*

To ease the situation I made soufflés and cakes (chocolate cake with raspberries!) in the oven which was the only source for warmth.

Ok. Enough of that. Since yesterday the unit is working again and it´s warm in here again :-)

Not long ago I needed a quick packaging/gift-wrapping for our 3 nephews – they´re 7, 8 and 13 – to put money and sweets inside… because I had really no time, I remembered this kind of packaging – so quick and easy and still not usual – the boys liked them and opened them very carefully although they´re usually more on the wild side:

I left them quite plain to achieve a more masculine look - the embellished side was the one to open the packaging.
So, this was my sign of life - enjoy your day and thanks for visiting!

I link it to ...

Make a gift or some kind of wrapping


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