Sonntag, 30. Januar 2011


I did something unconventional for a stamper:

I did not use any stamps and made a very quick card – to understand that, you have to hear the case history:
You have to know, that I´m known for my addiction for patterned paper napkins – I NEVER use just plain ones…
And I can hardly throw one away… so when I´m invited and I did not use my paper napkin, I always take it with me , because I know otherwise it would be thrown away!
Ok, I know, this sounds quite nuts, but … nobody´s perfect :-)

I thought the pattern/picture of this paper napkin is so nice – it could be a quite pretty card – so I laminated it and adhered that onto a card blank – and also embellished the envelope.

Ok… obviously I´m not so much a stamper, but a "papercrafter"….

I hope you are not vertiginous from shaking your head about my unconventional card :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Dienstag, 25. Januar 2011

Winter vs. Spring

Can you believe, we had already flowers in the garden last weekend?!

Yesterday Winter came back and they´re sleeping again under a layer of snow :(

I´d like to support spring by showing you these digital scrapbook layouts :-)

Perhaps it will help??

Thanks for visiting!

Sonntag, 23. Januar 2011

Pay it forward

There´s a fun little project for 2011 on some blogs:

I appreciate handmade things a lot! So I LOVE the idea!

I promise to send something handmade to the first five people who comment on this post. However, there's a catch. You must post this, offering something handmade to five other people.

The rules state that it must be something handmade or homemade by you and needs to be sent to five other people during 2011.

If you'd like to join in the fun, then be the first to post a comment and something handmade or homemade will be coming your way at some point this year.

... let´s see, if there are 5 people who would like something handmade from me :-)
Have a relaxed Sunday evening!

Sonntag, 16. Januar 2011

Another one...

... I tried out another color combination...

Thanks for looking!
Have a great Sunday!

Donnerstag, 13. Januar 2011

Still alive!

Hi there,

for those who wonder why I´m so "quiet" ... I had a few "bad mood days"...

But today it turned into its opposite... oh, that feels much more better!

At the moment I´m watching "Mamma Mia" with Meryl Streep - love that movie - it makes me laugh and cheers me up, no matter in what  mood I am :-)

So, I´d like to share a card with you I made for one of my numerous aunts:

Is that what you call CAS?

I used the "Circles&Dots" set from Inkadinkado to make this ornament/medallion....

Thanks for visiting - have a nice day/evening!

Mittwoch, 5. Januar 2011


I just found out that there´s a gorgeous giveaway over at  because of their new website launch

You can win a huge prize of 10 assorted ProMarker 5 sets and it will close tomorrow at noon (UK time).


Dienstag, 4. Januar 2011

Strange Reasons

Sometimes I hear men say, that women have quite strange reasons for buying things…. ok., that´s a cliché, but – sometimes they are right !

Last month I found 2 stamps from Stamping Bella (“Harriet” and “Henrietta”), which I liked very much – so I decided to buy them. Everything ok with that.

But then I saw a 3rd stamp and bought it, because it has the name of my Mum – “Gertie”!

I HAD to have it because of the name – pretty strange!

But fortunately the stamp is really lovely, too – so it was a good decision!

My 1st ever step-card … but not the last for sure! Guess, it´s my favourite technique at the moment...

May I introduce you to "Gertie" ....

I´ll enter it here:

Enjoy your Tuesday and thanks a lot for visiting!


Sonntag, 2. Januar 2011


A few years ago I had severe problems with my skin – the doctor said, I should minimize stress – so that´s what I do !  :-)
So I thought it´s a good idea to begin 2011 as I ended 2010: with a nice afternoon at a Viennese Café.
My hubby and I visited Café Museum… here´s what we had:

Sweet-chestnut-cake and hot chocolate with Cointreau and whipped cream – topped with fresh incredibly good smelling orange zest:

Hubby had raspberry-mousse-cake with his favourite “Einspänner”…

…. and then Café Sobiesky, which is Mokka with Wodka and honey

So I had a quite stress-free afternoon ;-) we stayed there for nearly 3 hours and enjoyed the treats, talking and reading newspapers and magazines...

Enjoy your Sunday!

OK, I  don´t want to leave you with that now... here´s what I can offer you:

MY FAVOURITE RECIPE FOR APPLE CAKE... it is quick, easy and incredibly delicious smelling while baking - I love, when the whole house smells like a vanilla blossom!

* Cover a baking sheet or baking tin with puff pastry (ready from the supermarket).

* Peel some apples, cut them in slices and cover the dough.

* Beat 2 egg-whites

* Mix 2 yolks with 100g sugar and 10g vanilla suger until light and creamy, then add 500g sour cream (or 250g sour cream and 250g curd/quark) and 1 pack of pudding powder (size:usually enough for 0,5litre milk)

* Fold in the beaten egg-whites and pour this on the apples - smooth down

* Bake that for approx. 30min. at 175°Celsius (depends on your oven!) and enjoy the spreading scent of vanilla!



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