Sunday, January 14, 2018

Finding my Way

New years often bring new challenges, and finding your way in a world that is different from the one you´ve known before is one of the biggest challenges life can give you. I´ve started a new job after 23 years in my old one, and so everything has changed for me. I don´t have much time left for my creative hobbies right now, but I hope that I´ll be able to post more often when things have settled a bit ...
So my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Add a Tag" really tells you something about my everyday life - wish me luck!
(I´ve used rubber stamps from Hero Art, VLVS, Carabelle, Joggles, and Nick Bantock here.)

Monday, January 01, 2018

Winterland

I´m wishing all my blog visitors a healthy and creative new year! Mischief Circus is going to kick off 2018 with a lovely Monthly Mischief collection, and I´ve made a few collages with Beth´s Songbirdy parts of it, called Winterland Papers, Winterland Elements, and Winter Beauties.


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Create

As this year is coming to an end - what are your new year´s resolutions? As always, mine are to find more time to create art regularly and to learn new techniques. So here´s my card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Create, Creativity, Creation", made with several stamps from Red Lead (and a lady I don´t know the source of).

Sunday, December 24, 2017

All is Calm

This week, there´s no theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, so you can upload any 4 x 6 postcard. I´m wishing you happy holidays with this card using rubber stamps from Tim Holtz, Hero Arts and Oxford Impressions.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Simple Holiday Cards - Quick and Easy

As the mail services seem to work very slowly lately, it´s time to send my international mail now, and not much time left before all other cards have to be in the mail, too. As always, I´ve made all my cards different, but many of them are really simple - not because I´m lazy but because I really like them to be that way ...
For my first three cards, I´ve used craft paper cards.

 The next two cards use stencils in different ways:

And yes, I´ve also made cards with German texts :-)) The first one also uses a stencil and some spray ink:


I hope that looking at these gave you a few ideas for your own cards this year!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Not a Wonderland

When I was in Berlin two week´s ago, I´ve taken lots of photos of Street Art, especially at the East Side Gallery and the Hackesche Höfe, where I´ve found this great word art. For my digital collage above, I´ve combined it with a few elements from Holliewood Studios at MischiefCircus.com.

Merry Christmas, says Santa

Sometimes the simple design is the best, especially when it comes to Holiday cards. This card combines just a few colours typical for Christmas (green and red) and only two rubber stamps from Penny Black and 100 Proof Press.
It´s my entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Santa".

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Busy Elves

Why does Christmas always come so suddenly? If you´re like me, you realize this fact in late November and get in a hurry - but here´s the solution you need: busy elves, professional and prolific!
I´ve made this card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge using elements from (sadly retired) Tumble Fish Studio and Priss Designs.