Monday, 25 July 2016

Did you know that cute little piglets...

... serve as one of the most popular lucky charms in Austria and Germany? (not sure if they also number among them in other countries...)

Well, this piglet does not only bring luck and happiness...it also looks quite happy itself (as it obviously will not end up as a roasted suckling...which is another way for piglets to "appear" in birthday festivities in Austria's countryside...honestly I prefer the non-roasted, squeeking and grunting version ;).




To see the whole project and read the (short and simple) how-to, hop over to the Calico Craft Parts Blog (by clicking HERE). I would love to see you over there!

Hugs, happy summer holidays and happy crafting!
Claudia
xxx




Thursday, 14 July 2016

A Blast From the Past at Emerald Creek Dares!

Welcome to another dare over at Emerald Creek Dares!


 This time lovely Kim asks us all to share a 

Blast From the Past 


...which means that you are invited to repost some of your Greats from weeks, months or even years ago!

It often turns out to be a good thing to revisit our older posts and projects as we often find that we forgot about great techniques and styles we loved back then and that might well lead to new inspirational projects here and now!

Well - here is one of my favourites! It was the second (or third?) project I did as a newbie on Kim's lovely DT and I still consider this one a "Blast" and the result of a "divine" moment at my crafting desk. lol (well, I guess you all know what I mean...giggle).







I used tons of Distress paints and Emerald Creek embossing powders on the heart and had a ball creating away and mixing the powders and paints rather daringly (well...at least I felt I was rather daring...lol).

If you are interested in visiting (or re-visiting) the tutorial simply follow my link by clicking HERE.

Emerald Creek embossing powders used:


Other products used that are available at Emerald Creek:




Don't miss the chance to re-share some of your golden oldies and maybe win the $25 voucher for the Emerald Creek store! Can't wait to see what you choose!



Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia
xxx



Monday, 11 July 2016

She Sells Seashells - Creating with Calico Craft Parts - Part VI

Aaand another invitation and sneak peek to lure you over to the wonderful Calico Craft Parts Blog!




Do you love sea shells as much as I do? Well - then check out Calico Craft Parts' gorgeous sea shell collection and the project I made for your inspiration! To get to the blog and project click HERE.

Hope to see you over there!
Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia
xxx


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