Friday, December 22, 2017


The last challenge this year, and as the titel say you can do anything you want ,this time.
Isen`t that fantastic !!

I desided to use one of the shrines - and prepared it by adding gesso all over inside and out .
When dry, I sprayed with Infusions Sleight Blue, on the background , and also painted the top wall with Chestnut Brown.
In the bottom, I added crumpled tissue paper, to form a hill, and painted it with white.
I added dry moss ,and larch branches to the hill top, and painted the branches with a little white ,to look as if snow landed there.

Two sizes of Christmas trees, were painted first with gesso, and then added texture paste. Also 4 little snowflakes were painted white. A bigger one with the Metallic Antique Gold ,and the same for the 
Happy Christmas, words. Both snowflake and the words, had two coats .

A  greyboard deer was painted with Chestnut brown mixed with a little white , -gold details were added to its bag, and ears.... and also around the Christmas tree`s shapes. 

I newly was very inspired by a post somewhere, (cant find it now, and therefore can`t give credit to the one showing it) but she created icicles using a hot glue gun, and I had to try it on this , I managed to make some hanging from the ceiling , they were also painted white.

The last things to do, was adhere trees, dear and snowflakes to the shrine. The words were adhered on top of white painted lace , and tiny cones from nature to the hill . 

Now if you want to have a chance winning this wonderful voucher .

you please go to the page : read the rules, and create from your hearth .
Wishing you all a merry Christmas 

Hugs and love 

Materials used :

That`s Crafty :
Shrine   Rounded top 4.84ins x 6.44ins x 1.52ins 
Bits and pieces greyboard  Reindeer,  Christmas Sentiments,  Pine Trees, small and large Snowflakes 
Texture Paste 
Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive
Multi Surface Paint : Chestnut Brown, Metallic Antique Gold, White 
Infusions Sleight Blue
Diamond Dust
Other :
Larch branches , moss , cones from the wood,. 
Tissue paper , Lace 

Monday, December 18, 2017


This is my last That`s Blogging Crafty post this year!
Thank you to all of you, whom kindly have been following this new  adventure.
That you visits every week, has been so lovely, and I`m very thankful .

This time, as usual it will be only this sneak peek here, 
and the rest of the post is to be seen over here :  

I wish you all a very Happy and Merry Christmas ,
----but will be back next week with the CHALLENGE sample :-)

Hugs and love 

Saturday, December 16, 2017


Christmas cards, for dear friends, 
very different , but in my usual style of  papers mixed with laces .

This one I`m using the new stampset , from 
created by Donna Grey , I love those mittens .

Almost only fabric and laces , detailed with 
paper buttons and greenery , both die cuts !!

And another card with two new die-cuts. I love the church and the 
Sue Wilson leaves die .

Here they are used in another wintery card ,together with 
nature barks . The Affirmation is from Lynne :

I am sure you are all very busy , just like I am, but wish you a peaceful and lovely
weekend . 

Hugs and love, Dorthe 

Monday, December 11, 2017


Here I am with my Monday post for That`s Blogging Crafty , again!!
This is the sneak peek for the creation , 
---yes you see right, again a little Christmassy , I must admit :-)

As always if you want to see more you can click this link :

And on That`s Blogging Crafty , you can ,also, see all the other DT members
amazing creations.  One new each day - and always something fabulous .

I hope you are all enjoying the before Christmas - time , we easily gets
stressed this time of year, and I also have to tell myself to relax, in between.
 I truly hope you can, relax and enjoy , too.

Hugs and love

Friday, December 8, 2017


We have a wonderful Challenge over at :

called : This the Season ( Everything Christmas Related )

And as you can see I went all in with a Golden Christmas !

For me Christmas is all about the message of love, 

And I started this with a MDF Panel, -painted it white, then used the most beautiful tree Stencil , Bare Tree. I used a mix of brown and white paint and carefully painted through the stencil. After I used Texture Paste , and one bubble from the Bubbles stencil, to create Christmas baubles hanging in the tree.

While left to dry I painted the greyboard snowflake, dove, and text, with 
the gorgeous Metallic Bronze. On top of the snowflake I used another Dinky Stencil :Bubbles,
to create texture, and on the one wing of the Dove yet another : Feather.
They were both used with Texture paste, and left to dry.

The tree now dry ,was in some places given Crackle paint, and again left to dry.The baubles painted with the bronze, and the dove and snowflake, as well. I mixed green and black to add to the bough of peace, and to inside line the love-text .Snowflake had little dabs on the tips, and the whole perimeter of the panel was dabbed ,too. To the dove it was painted into the wing pattern.
After the tree had dried it was overpainted with thebronze, again, showing lovelt crackles. I added torn lace -one of my favorite materials - to the lover left part of the panel, adhered it, together with a piece of dried moss from nature and a piece of fur, making a warm nest for the dove. 

All bits were then adhered , to panel and a sari silk ribbon attached after making two holes, with my Crop A Dille.

I hope this gave you appetite to create a Christmas piece for the challenge, also, 
 the  voucher , would be a lovely gain , to use in January .

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends.

Hugs and Love Dorthe 

Materials used : 
That`s Crafty : MDF Panels 6x6
Bits and Pieces Grayboard sheets : Christmas Sentiments and Snowflakes - Christmas Birds 
Dinky Stencils : Bubbles TC 005 -  Circles TC003 - Feather TC 098 
Stencil : Bare Tree TC 7006
Multi Surface Paint : Chestnut Brown- White - Black - Metallic Bronze - Green
Texture Paste  - Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive- 
Distress Crackle Paint: Rock Candy -  and Distress Ink : Weathered Wood
Other :
From my stash , piece of fur- dried moss- old lace - sari ribbon 

Monday, December 4, 2017


Yes, first Monday in December , and I`m here with a very Christmassy 
make, using That`s Crafty stencils, greyboards, and paints .

Here you have the sneaky peek.
I have to apologise for the photo, as all this yummy metal colors 
are very difficult to get real, in color and shine .

I hope you, all the same , will take a quick look , over  here :

Thank you for your visit, they mean a lot to me.

Hugs and love

Monday, November 27, 2017


Here I am back again, another Monday has arrived, and my DT creation is to be seen
over at That`s Blogging Crafty.

As you know , it is only a sneak peek here,- 
It is a little Christmassy and created on one of Laura`s Acrylic panels !

Thank you for looking and commenting, it means a lot to me.

Hugs and love 

Friday, November 24, 2017


 Challenge : - Green with Envy (make green the main colour)
Green is the color of hope , we say in Denmark, and of springtime, and beautiful nature, when on it`s fullest in summertime . Even in winter we bring inside the beautiful green Christmas tree .
So this CHALLENGE over at :  ,is filled with possibilities for you to take part .

My example , is a very simple creation, using one of the White Greyboards  panels , smeared over with Green, mixed with a little Yellow ,---- the lace was adhered after dry, and also painted with the mixed green/yellow  . when dry I used the Light Texture paste over the Feather stencil, - using white mixed with a little chestnut  brown  .                             

Also a little amount of the wonderful Texture Sand paste was smeared onto the panel on top of the feather , and left to solid dry.
On a piece of craftpaper I stamped half the Affirmation from Lynne`s set 4 ,cut it out and adhered it to the top panel ,using a green fineliner , to line out the perimeter.
Chestnut Brown paint was diluted with water, and with my finger smeared over the feather , and the perimeter of the tag. Also to the lace , was added a little, to give shadows of interest.
The texture paste was over painted with the beautiful Pearl paint, and a piece of nature bark was adhered to right side panel .    

Now , if this gave you a desire, to create your own Green challenge piece, and maybe win this  Voucher– all you have to do is hope over here : to read the rules, and create your own art piece .

Thank you for visiting me, it always brings big pleasure to me.

                                                              Hugs and love

Materials used :

That`s Crafty :  Dinky Stencil Feather, TC098
           -              White Greyboard Panel-2
            -              Multi Surfaces Paint : Green -  Yellow -   Chestnut Brown – White –
            -              That`s Crafty Meltallic Paint , Pearl
            -               Texture Sand Paste
            -               Light Texture Paste
            -               Lynne`s Affirmations Set 4

From my stash :  Lace , Nature Bark , reused craft paper .

Monday, November 20, 2017


Another Monday post from me, showing the coming wintery feel, after a cold , cold night!

Most of you know, that you can see more over at That`s Blogging Crafty,

so I hope to see you there, as this is only a sneaky peek .

I wish you a lovely new week, all.

Hugs and Love 

Monday, November 13, 2017


Hello dear friends, have you ever wandered the woods an early morning, watching
it come to life ?
Here is the possibility , as that is just what I tried to create.

As you know, only a tiny piece, is revealed here, 
but you can see the rest over at 
That`s Blogging Crafty ,- here :

I hope you all had a lovely weekend , and wishes you a beautiful
week to come.

Thank you for your supporting me, here, and on the DT blog, 
I appreciate it so very much !!

Hugs and love 

Friday, November 10, 2017


One of Lynne`s amazing Affirmations, which I used, to create for this weeks challenge
over at  :  .

The CHALLENGE is STENCILS  , and wow, so many possibilities with all the stencils to choose from over at Laura`s shop :

I started with a White Greyboard  tag 
sprayed with Sleight Blue , when dry I added Vintage photo to the perimeter, and highlighted also in between with the Salty Ocean, and Teal , then stenciled the beautiful Dinky stencils ,Bubbles, and Fossil, using different Oxide Inks.

The Hummingbird, and feather were both stenciled onto prepared cardstock 
fussy cut, and after details were painted with fingers, also using Oxide inks, and fine liners 
black and brown. 
Lynne`s wonderful Affirmation, was stamped onto old paper, cut up and adhered to tag, with bird and feather.- a piece of colored lace first added to the top tag !!
In the bottom tag,  a great new medium Texture Sand Paste was smeared out, and painted with diluted and mixed paints of Chestnut Brown and White . Also around the fossils , feather, and bird ,I painted this .

When all dried, I adhered remnants from the sea, picked up, on my walks from the beach,
here is cord and seaweed together with a straw .

You know you can take part in this challenge, yourself, with the possibility to win the price of this Voucher.

Just pay a visit there, to read the rules , and send in your wonderful creations !!

Hugs and love

Materials used :
That`s Crafty White Greyboard Tag
Dinky Stencils : Bubbles TC005
Fossil TC081
Feather TC 098
Hummingbird TC0095
Lynne`s Affirmations , set 5
Multi Surface Paint : Teal, Chestnut Brown- White
Texture Sand Paste 
Distress Oxides, : Salty Ocean
Cracked Pistachio
Vintage Photo
Iced Spruce
Archival Ink : Jet Black
Infusions: Sleight Blue
Fine Liner : Black and Brown 

From the stash : dyed lace, seaweed, cord, straw , and dyed cord 

Monday, November 6, 2017


A lovely Monday , starting a new week , filled with new possibilities  :-)

And one of them, for me, is to be here showing you a tiny peek of this
Monday`s blog post over at That`s Crafty :

You can see the whole project, if  clicking the link , and also read
how I did !!

                                          I am thankful for your comments, and for 
your visits , over there, too  : 

Hugs and love

Monday, October 30, 2017


Good day to you all,
another Monday has approached , and I`m back with a little fairy ,throwing the light of the stars ,down from the sky, to us !

As you know there are many more pictures over here :

where I`m also explaining what I have used , and how !!

There are new lovely products from That`s Crafty, which you can see here :

---both Grey board pieces,  stencils , and not to forget Lynne`s  so beautiful new  stamp sets !

I hope  your week will be a good one.

Hugs and love

Friday, October 27, 2017


I`m here with my Friday challenge , to show you my idea of a FLORAL FANCY .

I used a White Greyboard panel ,which I first sprayed with Infusions 
to male a airy background.
All the Bits and Pieces Grayboard pieces : 
Funky Flowers, Fairy, and Hummingbird , were painted with white acrylic, and the flowers and bird were run through the Big Shot inside a Sizzix embossing folder, and after I smeared
Distress Oxide over them, using my finger, and 3 different Oxides (see below)

The leaves were painted with the same paint and Oxides, and the tiniest fairy , and bird too.
Along the lower edge I added Texture paste , mixed with green paint , through the Dinky Stencil : Leaves , to add a feeling of fallen leaves . When dry I smeared a bit of Vintage photo onto them here and there.

Lynne`s new beautiful Affirmation , from Set 6 was stamped onto a piece of old book page.
Around the panel I gave the frame a little Vintage Photo, too, and then adhered some vintage lace died with Infusions, and Teal Multi Surface Paint, both on top and button to the panel, giving an idea of clouds and green filed. 

All the bits were adhered with All Purpose Craft Adhesive ,  I created details with a black Fin e Liner, and a white Posca pen .
With the Metallic Paint Pearl I also gave a little shine to the flowers , the bird and the fairy wings .
Looking at my work table, just in front of me were some Hot Glue Gun "pearls" from an earlier work, and they fitted as little decoration for the flowers after having been painted, too .
The last thing to do, was adding water to White paint, and by "hitting " the pen carefully ,over the panel, making  a little snowfall !!

This is my try - I really hope you also want to give this great challenge a try, as we all love flowers, Don`t we !!!!!!

The Challenge runs for two weeks, so plenty of time,-- and as many of you know , by now, there is a great premium of 20 Pound to use in Laura`s shop, for the winner 

I wish you good luck, and a wonderful weekend !!

Hugs and love Dorthe 

 Materials used:
That`s Crafty White Greyboard Panel
Greyboard Bits and Pieces : Funky Flowers , big and small - Hummingbird and Fairy .
Multi Surface Paint : White- Teal- Green- Chestnut Brown
Metallic Paint : Pearl
All Purpose Craft Adhesive
Lynne`s Affirmation Set 6
Dinky Stencil- Leaves   TC086
Distress Oxides : Vintage Photo - Iced Spruce -Salty Ocean
Archival Ink - Hydrangea
Infusions : Sleight Blue
White Posca Pen  - Black Fine Liner 
From my stach :
Old lace dyes with Multi Surface Paint, Teal and Infusions , Sleight Blue
Sari Silk , and Hto Glue Gun " pearls , lol.

Monday, October 23, 2017


Hello , dear friends ,
I`m here with my Monday Post for That`s Crafty blog post ,
and as usual ,what you see , is only a sneaky peek, from the whole project !! :-)

Maybe you would like to see it all over here :

All the other DT members, are also ,showing their fantastic creations,
one of us , each day !!

We love having visiters  :-) 

Hugs and love

Monday, October 16, 2017


A little detail from my Monday post over at That`s Blogging Crafty ,
this week rather autumnal , as you can see. 
I love the embellishments from Laura`s  web-shop , they are such good quality,and can take water and paints in big amounts. 
Here is the link to follow if you wants to see the whole panel !!

I hope to maybe see you over there , again.
Thank you dear friends,

and hugs and love

Friday, October 13, 2017



We are going to get spooky ,lol habe a closer look here, on all the other DT`s spooky creatione : 

I used a little panel , painted it first with green and white paint, 
left to dry, and then mixed brown and white, to as very light brown/beige tone, which was painted 
all over the surface .
Onto that I smeared a thin layer of glace, left it to dry and then with the thinned brown paint, 
painted all over the surface, --- left do dry to create crackles !!

Then I stenciled first the Harlequin using brown Archival Ink,     Coffee  --and then
the 12 o`clock from the Cog Clock stencil.-- the craw background and 
Flight of the Bats  all with Archival Ink Jet Black  

I found a dry rose branch,  and still with two thorn `s- adhered it together  with
some dried nature straws, to the right side panel, making it look as if one craw just landed in the nest.

I had some tiny pumpkins , very mini , from a flower shop, which I adhered
together with 2 scratches of black fabric , and a piece of tulle swiped around the panel to give texture .  You could use tiny pinecones , or other nature finds , as substitute for the pumpkins !!! Two rhinestones were attached to the tulle on top, and to the "flower" . 
Jet Black ink was dabbed onto all edges !! 

I hope you like my not too spooky panel :-)

And I hope you will play ,and have the great chance to win 

Hugs and love Dorthe 

Materials used : 
That`s Crafty Greyboard Panel 2
Dinky stencils : Crows TC049 - Flight of the Bats  TC035 -Harlequin TC019 
Cog Clock TC8007
Multi Surface Paint : Chestnut Brown, Black, White, Green 
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Crackle   Glace
Archival Inks : Coffee- Jet Black 
From my stash : Black tulle, black scraps of fabric, and pumpkins !!

Monday, October 9, 2017


Summer has ended for sure, and for this Monday`s post over at That`s Blogging Crafty,
my mood , made me create a late summer wreath , using lots of their wonderful 
embellishments in grey board , together with some lovely fabrics, and much more .
You can see more HERE : 

and read how I did it :-)

I hope you are all well, out in the world 

Hugs and love


Monday, October 2, 2017


Hello to you , dear friends,  can you tell what this is ??

Yes you are right,- the sneeky peak for my Monday 
Blog post over at That`s Crafty 

I hope you wants to have a look , and see my
"show and tell "  .

If you have , here is the link  : 

Thank you for now, and see you around,
I wish you of course a new wonderful week .

Hugs and love

Friday, September 29, 2017


Yes Autumn is really here , and this new challenge 
over at That`s Crafty Challenge Blog , asks for your creations
about  FOREVER AUTUMN , isen`t it a lovely titel !!

My own contribution started onto a Rounded  corners panel , which I 
first sprayed with a very thinned Infusion in Terracotta ,left to dry and oversprayed
with Sleigh Blue, also thinned a lot.

After dried I dabbed with Distress Oxides  : Vintage Photo with a little 
Iced Spruce on top here and there . The beautiful Dinky Stencil Spider Web was used in the
upper left corner , using Iced Spruce ,and in right corner I added a thin layer of 
Distress Crackle paint ,Clear Rock Candy , and left to dry .

Embellishments were painted with the lovely new Multi Surface Paint ,
in Green - Red- Chestnut Brown and yellow, to try capture the
wonderful autumn tones.

The tall flower also had a coat of the Crackle paint and so did the butterfly and one of the toadstools .

After it had all dried I smeared Distress Ink Walnut stain onto the crackled places, and wiped off the extra ink .

I felt something was missing in the lover part of the panel and used
another great Dinky Stencil : Harlequin , also with the Iced Spruce.
Not too easy to see here , sorry !!

Then all the Embellishments were adhered ,onto scraps of lace
some dyed with the Infusions , -- the Butterfly and toadstools got copper thread 
details ,to highlight a bit , and tiny cones from the wood were added too.
If you want to see details, just click the pictures :-)

Thank you if you followed me to here, dear friends ,

You know there is a gift waiting for you, if you take part in the
 so go ahead and create something : FOREVER AUTUMN . - ,and read
the rules over there  :-)

And see all my teamies amazing samples, too !!

Have a wonderful weekend , all
Hugs and love

Materials used : Rounded Corners Greyboard panel 2
Embellishments, Bits and Pieces  : Autumn and Birds & Wings
Stencil Dinky : Harlequin TC020 and Spiderweb TC028
Multi Surface Paints  : Green-Chestnut Brown -Red - Yellow
Distress Oxide : Antique Linnen - Iced Spruce - Vintage Photo
Infusions : Sleigh Blue - Terracotta
Distress Crackle Paint , Clear Rock Candy
Black gesso
Distress Ink  . Walnut Stain
Multi Purpose Craft Adhessive
From my stash : dyed Lace, and mini cones