Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SIMPLY NEUTRALS , my favorite colors .

Just made this tag, using old scratches ,  a tea bag received from
my friend Donna , and the leaf stamped , fussy cut and sewn to the teabag, together with
the beautiful image, is one of Donna`s self-cut stamps, from her newest

I`m so happy for this beautiful set of stamps, which the lovely Donna gifted me. 
Thank you so much , dear friend.

Also I love this quote, from another very dear friend, Lynne ,-the  stampset is

As you know , my tours to the beach are always a joy,
and especially when finding wonderful driftwood, like here .

I want to add this post to dear Wendy`s  post # 42  - Simply Neutrals.
 Please take a look over there,- seeing Wen`s amazing creations ,
and visiting the links in the end of the blogpost , to also visit
a lot of other amazing blogpost , sharing their  beautiful,
Simply Neutrals .

                                                           Hugs and Love , from Dorthe 


Have you visited the  lately, to see all 
the CHALLENGE pieces , from both the DT , and all the ones taking part !!
So many fantastic creations, to be inspired by, and  : 

this challenge will run until 10am, Wednesday 2nd May. Our next challenge will start at 11am on Wednesday 2nd May.

The winner of this challenge will receive a £30 voucher to spend in our online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice from our own That's Crafty! brand.

Please make sure to read our challenge rules before entering.

My inspiration creation for this second Challenge is made on mostly 
a piece of crumpled copy paper, after adhered to a White Greyboard Panel ,
I used Multi Surface Paints in Teal and Chestnut Brown , first dabbing over the paper 
with very diluted colors. After dry I stamped the script , from Textures Collection  Stamp  Set 3 
.The big circle with a smaller inside, is actually the roll from a finished taperoll-
as I wanted a big circle . Also used is the smaller circle from .
Textures Stamp Set - 2 

Onto tissue paper, I stamped Donna Gray`s beautiful tree,from her 
Carved Whimsy Wood stamp set. I tore around the perimeter
and adhered it to the paper with Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive.
Another few circles were stamped on top of it . 
From Lynne`s Affirmations set 3 -the line of birds was stamped onto a rest of the painted copy paper,
with Sky Blue, Brilliance ink , torn out and also adhered to the paper.
The tree trunk was extended a bit, by stamping the end of the trunk , between the line of birds. and sewed and adhered to the paper, too. 

With my sewing machine I sewed around one of the big circles , with teal thread, and
cut the thread to hang ,dangling.  4 teal buttons from my stash was also sewed onto the paper .
Paper was adhered to the panel, and also a piece of canvas,netting, teal fabric ,below the
birds. Lynne`s Affirmation ,from set 1 was stamped and adhered to the teal fabric,and another
button carefully sewed on.  Around the perimeter of the panel I painted with diluted Chestnut Brown ,and stamped a few buttons, from Textures Collection Stamp Set -3.

I think this ends my rather long story, and am thanking you so very much if you followed
me all the way to here :-) 

Love and hugs 

Monday, April 16, 2018


Writing this up Sunday morning, there is not much,
looking springlike, or sunny ,-- but I can hear several
birdies sing , so it is near, and this little fellow,
already started nesting :-)

Yes it is my usual Monday post, over at  That`s Blogging Crafty ,
and you can see the whole tag over there , if you wish to . 

I hope to see you , dear friends  : 

Hugs and love Dorthe 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Romance and Poetry

Posting this on a sunny day , how lovely , at last to hope,
for spring to stay   :-)

My Monday post is ready over at :

and here as usual a sneak peek of my make,
this time another chunkie  - yes I really like them !!

To see the whole story about Romance and Poetry ,
and also to see my DT friends posting their creations, just visit 

I hope this week will be filled with sunshine , in every way possible !!

Hugs and love ,

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


April is here ,hopefully with a lovely spring to visit too, very soon.

This months Challenge called :" GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES "
made me think of so many possibilities, as where we look there
are circles in life . 

I chose a White Greyboard Panel ,to which I first did nothing !!
But started on a piece of normal copy paper, painting it with a mix of 
Multí Surface Paint in Green - Lime- and a little Mustard Yellow..
From the paper I tore a piece which was adhered to the panel.

I then stamped circles using stamps from :Textures Stamp-Set  2- and 3- and
also from Nature`s Faces -Set 1 by Melina .They were stamped
using Archival Ink ,Jet Black and Brilliance ,Moonlight White .

Pieces of handmade brown paper scratches were adhered to
the button and a piece of cotton lace also painted with a bit of the green mix, and brown,
was together with a handrolled rose adhered , too, forming more circles!!
The rose is made from a circle cut into a spiral ,and then ,from outside, turned around itself, and hold in place ,using a hot-Gluegun.
 A pair of Tim Holz paperdolls , and a stick from the garden  rolled 
with a green piece of fabric, and a string , were also adhered to the paper.

Making holes with my Crop A Dile and inserting sari silk ribbon , finished the project!!

This challenge will start at 11am on Wednesday 4th April.

The winner of this challenge will receive a £30 voucher to spend in our online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice from our own That's Crafty! brand.

Please make sure to read our challenge rules before entering.

Hugs and love, Dorthe 

(You can click the links , taking you to the products, in the shop ) 

Monday, April 2, 2018


The title of my Monday blogpost over at That`s Blogging Crafty !!

where you can see the whole tag, and also read, which materials
I have used, and what I did .

As you surely know,you can also see my sweet DT friends, creations
over there, one new a day !!

I hope you all have had a lovely Easter , and that also today brings
nothing but joy !!

Sending Hugs and love

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Simply Neutrals #39 - a little late !!

For this weeks Simlpy Neutrals  I want to show you a tine
book I created , taking a wonderful class from Nellie  , (the link takes you straight to her Etsy .

It is created with Watercolour paper, and old rusted bits and pieces. 

The pages were also treated fairly hard with water, and inks.

And then this card  created with remnants from gifts from my dear Lynne,
The red paper, and the sewings, are both from her sending goodied to me .

And lastly these beautiful flowers , now digged into the garden earth, to
hopefully arrive again, next winter ..

With this I also wish you a beautiful and Happy Easter, dear friends.

Please visit Wen`s lovely :

Simply Neutrals Tuesday linky party at AppleApricot
 And also see all the other amazing blogposts from the other
participants - checking the links, below the blogpost !

Sending you hugs and love