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Keeping track of my creative life

You can't use up creativity. As more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Summer inspired cards

Summer inspired cards

What could be better then just following the season, especially in summer? I have got a whole stack of paper, rub ons, stamps and embellishments and all of these reminds me of summer. Sometimes its even just the colors I am using that represents summer for me. But...

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The Black & White Series

The Black & White Series

Well, I am calling it a series, but there are only four cards. I am sort of pulling out something I like to use and it seems to become a habit to create a couple of cards in the same color scheme. Since I have been quite busy over last last weeks and didn't get much...

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The Donkeys are loose …

The Donkeys are loose …

Finally, after quite a long wait, the donkeys are loose! On Friday, 7th February 2014 was the official opening of El Mexicano! Since I have been involved a bit with programming the webpage and also creating policies and procedures, work flows and a bit of IT set up...

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Baby Cards

Baby Cards

I needed a baby card for a boy and I didn't have anything left that worked, so I started making baby cards and while I was at it, I made a whole bunch of them. Well, I have to say I made a bargain buy sometimes last year which included a pack of 13 double sided...

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Music Themed Cards

Music Themed Cards

I found this fantastic Stamp set with matching Die set just before Christmas and I couldn't resist buying it. Its all about music instruments and there are lots of them. Of course I was sitting down and started using them straight away. I had purchased a magazine from...

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Beach finds

Beach finds

When I was at the beach yesterday morning quite early, I think around 7am I had to walk up and down the beach and inspect all the shells that were washed up on the beach. Sometimes there are hardly any like today, but yesterday there were quite a lot. I didn't have to...

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Cards in Brown and Black

Cards in Brown and Black

We are now going back in time to December 2013, as I have a number of cards I haven't shown yet. I had this new paper pad for quite a while and after I had finished with all the Christmas cards, I pulled it out and started using it. With the brown and black color...

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Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards

I have been busy creating birthday cards. Funny enough they are all for the same person! John ordered again a special card for his wife Verna for her 70th birthday and since we are all invited to celebrate with Verna, my friends Albrecht and Ross also ordered a card...

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New Years Resolutions 2014

New Years Resolutions 2014

Well, its that time of the year again, where you may set yourself some goals you want to reach. A lot of people say, new years resolutions are a "first week January to do list", but it doesn't have to be like that. Of course it depends a bit on the type of goal you...

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Christmas review

Christmas review

Somehow I lost track with the days and missed my weekly blog last week. But hey, I am only one day late and I actually worked yesterday for a couple of hours, so that's a pretty good excuse I reckon. So, the celebrations started off on Christmas eve at my dear friend...

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Christmas Bon Bon

Christmas Bon Bon

I am back into Christmas craft and in the middle of creating Christmas Bon Bons! Its a good way of using up some more paper and left over bits and pieces. Below some pictures from start to the finished product of one bon bon. I still have to decorate 15 bon bons, but...

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What to do with all the Christmas Cards?

What to do with all the Christmas Cards?

Are you also thinking every year, that its a shame to throw away all the nice Christmas cards you received? And then you store them somewhere in a box just to never look at them again! That's exactly what happened to me in the last years, but I finally found a great...

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Back to making normal cards

Back to making normal cards

Yesterday I started again making some non Christmas cards and it was good fun. I had my friends Vada and Linda over for craft. This time we started already at 9.30am and went out for lunch as well as Linda had to go to a painting class meeting. We dropped her off...

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I am almost ready for Christmas

I am almost ready for Christmas

Yesterday I thought well, its going to be the 1st Advent today and I therefore I pulled out all my Christmas decoration stuff and decided to create an Advents wreath. Armed with pruning-shears I went out into the driveway and cut off branches from an olive tree. Well,...

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Review of my Year 2013

Review of my Year 2013

In the times of internet I thought I could write a much nicer online review of my year with pictures this year and also I won't have the problem with space. So I could write unlimited - but don't worry I won't! 😉 I have split my review in areas, so you could skip...

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Getting ready for Christmas

Getting ready for Christmas

Same as last week, I didn't really get to do much craft, but was writing a lot of my Australian cards. My German mail is all posted and will hopefully arrive early December. I had planned to write a lot more cards yesterday, but I had an unplanned 2 hour Skype call...

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Christmas Mail

Christmas Mail

I am quite proud of myself: I have written all my overseas Christmas mail already! I just have to post it tomorrow! As you can imagine I didn't have much time to create cards. Actually my morning routine was exchanged to writing cards instead of making them. The next...

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Can you tell?

Can you tell?

I think I am not in the mood for typing today! I had a packed weekend and somehow I don't feel like typing. So I will keep it short and sweet. Yesterday I had two of my friends for craft over and I made my 100th Christmas card! Of course that didn't stop me, I just...

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