lørdag den 12. juli 2014


My wonderful grandkids  arrives tonight with their father, to spend
some dayes with us here , and I`m so happy to see them,- later they change 
father, with mother :-) and stayes with our daughter for almost 2 weeks!!
What a wonderful summer we will have ,being together for weeks.

Lovely roses strung ,to hang and dry in my window 

Here the dried version, lovely in soft pink.

I created this collage for my dear sweet friend Yvonne, http://yitte.blogspot.dk/
and as she recieved it yesterday I can show it here :-)

I loved using the handmade plaster head , making it look as a porzelain
head, using Diamond Glace. It mostly consists of old laces in lovely shades of white and nature
colours. I`m so happy that Yvonne loves, it. 

I want to wish you happy weeks ahead, as I will only now and then be on your blogs, dear friends.
Not so much time for that, with quests for the coming weeks.
But I hope to visit a little, and hope to see you all when I return back in August !!

Sending you much love, and hugs.
Dorthe, xx

onsdag den 9. juli 2014


This very beautiful icon, I recieved from my very dear Danish friend  BETTINA  http://bbfilt.blogspot.dk/

Isen`t it amazing I love the beautiful materials she used, the rusted old piece
and the cast head . Bettina also spoiled me with a  gift card to a Danish web shop,
selling goodies to play with ,when creating !! So today the postman also brought me 
some Distress Stain,- Crackle Paint, and two wonderful stencils  :-) which I bought from 
the gift card.
Tusind tak, kære ven, jeg er bare så glad for ikonet og de skønne
ting der ankom idag ,tak også for igår  !! KYS  og KNUS og KÆRLIG HILSEN !!!

And from dearest LIZ   http://lululizinlalaland.blogspot.dk/ I got a pair
of the sweetest ballet shoes !! I love them, Liz.

This little ,dear birds nest which flew alll the way from UK to Denmark ,isen`t it 
adorable?  I so love the bits and pieces .of berries from the bird building it .
It is now in my windowsil inside an old crown !!

And see the wonderful old tray, with the name tiles Liz, dearly also gifted me,
I love the beautiful feathers,too.

Also she send me a huge roll af old wonderful French papers,-

beautiful tapestry papers,

Lovely laces 

and these 3 beautiful old prints of birds, which she know I love .
Thank you so very much, my very sweet and dear Liz, I am so
feeling spoiled with all this , 

Here it has been a most beautiful summer weather this week, almost too hot,
but I enjoy it very much ,and hope it will last for some weeks ,to come. 

I also hope you are all enjoying the weather where you live, be it the starting winter
for some, or the summer , for others .

I send you all loving greetings,and big hugs.
Thank you dear friends for your lovely visits, it is such a joy for me when you have been here!!!


torsdag den 3. juli 2014


First I want to show you these beautiful surprices ,that arrived from my very
Martina and I have been commenting on each other`s blogs for years, but the last half year,or so, we have also become close friends via e-mails, and I am very happy to have met this sweet and wonderful woman.

Look what a fantastic card she made me , with the girl in frame and covered with
Diamond Glace , beautiful with the butterfly and flowers, and shimmering "air" around her.

And the box, so gorgeous , you can`t see it here, but the flowers is treated so they
look almost like porzelain, and also here a sweet girl in frame ,and that beautiful old
silver brooch flower,- and bird on a branch.

Inside Martina have added a lot of wonderful laces, for me.

AND ,here was to celebrate my birthday with lights ,champagne and glasses :-)
Isen`t it a the sweetest greeting !!
Thank you, my dear ,sweet Martina, -your surprice gifts made me very happy, and I love your
beautiful sunshine gifts .

Now ,-from another very dear and very close friend  LYNNE  http://lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com/
came a beautiful ,lovely note book . I am so in love with the romantic front ,and the painting
in the softest blue, and the stamped , bird related words.The birdstamp is 
wonderful ,-such a "fat" cutie .

The card is just adorable and lovely with the bird and text stamped on balsa wood, and the 
laces, making it so textured and beautiful.

Here is a close up from the note book, with the gorgeous flover ribbon and sweet feather.

My dear Lynne also added a huge bundle of lace and some wonderful  bark and
wooden charms in a little see through box, to me.
I`m so grateful my friend for your beautiful gifts, and for our friendship, growing every day !

I know this is a -for me-very long post, but I so much,also wanted to
show you what came from another also very , very dear and for long time, close friend,

This card is absolutely gorgeous, with Suzy using wool, papers ,fabrics ,embroidery,
and much more. I love it ,dear Suzy.

The sweetest tag-card with a serene look -beautiful!!

Also an image for me to play with -isen`t it lovely.

And here one of the stitched gifts for me, A stunning heart ,oh it
is so beautiful,- my dear friend, thank you Suzy--so filled with eternal beauty and romance.

Look at some of the amazing details, Suzy added.

The other gift ,this amazing artist friend made me, is a wonderful "doll"
So filled with gorgeous fabrics and laces to form her dress and wonderful wings.

My camera does not capture the beauty of the materials, and this angelic beauty.
So richly equipped ,in browns and dark reds, tulles and velvet -flowers and ribbons.

And on top of all this gorgeousness, Suzy also gifted me this old wonderful magazine ,-

I love it , look what fantastic old images,-exatly this period is so lovely ,and I hope to get time to read 
some of it ,as well as dwelve over the drawings.
Thank you my dearest and treasured Suzy, you so spoiled me, and filled my day with beauty .

The last photo today, shows this sunshine card, created by dear JULIA, http://vintagewithlaces.blogspot.dk/
 Julia, pressed the flowers and added them to my birthday card, on top of
lovely papers and stamps. I love the little piece with the D on. It is very beautiful, and the pressed 
flowers still so lovely in colours .
Thank you sweetest friend, for your wonderful card, and your dear words.

I hope you were with me to the end of my post, to capture the beauty, all these wonderful
friends have created .
I feel so blessed knowing them, - and you, all.

Love and hugs ,Dorthe

mandag den 30. juni 2014


As many of you knows, I just celebrated my birthday in June, and I have recieved so
many beautiful gifts, from near and far. I have already showed some on my FB page, so I will
start here, showing the ones from friends not on FB. and after that from my dear other friends.

The first one  I recieved was from my dear friend, Marie http://marie-lostbirdstudio.blogspot.dk/

Marie alwayes makes the most wonderful  sweet packages, see the music paper and lovely bird and 
stamped fabric!

And here a great bag, with lavender from Marie`s garden, added.

I love this card ,so lovely with layers of beautiful papers , and the 
wooden letters spelling :SING...

And oh, her amazing collage hanger, with the feathers and the sprig with text.
Isen`t it wonderful, see the little metal nest ,so cute.

In the other package I found one of my dear Marie`s new beautiful
gift wraps ,so adorable , and stunning with the paper rose and the lovely laces.

Inside a sweet pocket, with this gorgeous little soldered hanger. I treasure 
Mari`s soldered pieces ,so much !! And I also- as the bird- sang a little song of happiness,
opening up all your gorgeous gifts to me, my dear friend.

This is the other inside page ,with another pocket,
so adorable with the nest ,sweet bird, and stone charm hanger ,-and
 filled with wonderful images for me to play with.

You can see the bunch here  .

Also this sweet friend, created a tiny matchbox for me, with the most dear image,
and filled with such lovely charms , to play with.

Dearest Marie, thank you again from my heart, you know how much I treasure  our friendship,and your amazing gifts.  


The next comes from another very dear,-and long time, friend -  VIOLA http://shabbychicinspired.blogspot.dk/

A most beautiful tag on one of the packages.

And this stunning card , filled with laces and ribbons, and the wonderful four-leaf clover
behind the lovely lady.- so beautiful dear friend.

An envelope with a wonderful collage of the good old dayes  

And a beautiful button card, so wonderfully altered, that it looks from dayes gone by!!
In the little bag, was another fantastic surprice  !!!

This stunning keychain, so beautiful and with glitter on the
image ,as well as from some of the pearls. I so love this and feel so spoiled
my dear Viola. 

And then a canvas ,just amazingly beautiful, with a lot of laces and a little rust,
Viola , liebe, Thank you so very much , for all your gorgeous gifts, I am totally in love with
every piece you have ever send me, and so happy for your friendship .


A new week just started ,and I wish you all joy and happy hours, hoping you are well, and 
feeling good, my sweet friends.

In a few dayes I will show more of my so beautiful gifts from blogging friends.

Till then, take care all !!

Love and hugs, from Dorthe

fredag den 20. juni 2014


Last friday I recieved a package from a very dear friend Terri of    Artful Affirmation!
Ofcourse I knew it was not to be opened untill my birthday,coming next week,-but 
on that friday I had to go to hospital for some test results,and as I was very nervous, I felt
that it was meant to be, that Terri`s gift arrived just that morning, and I told myself, it was
ok to open it up, for me to be comforted!

Inside was first this wonderfully beautiful card ,with Mother Mary  looking at me with her 
calming glance.

The other lovely wrapped gift revealed the most adorable and beautiful banner, also with
the same Mother Mary image , so romantic in style, and a little shabby, too.

Beautiful, old laces and ribbons, and the word :Joyful with
shabby roses .

Here is the first piece in the banner in close up, isen`t it gorgeous!! See the tiny
pink ladybug, the flowers of all kind, and wonderful seam bindings.

The third "flag" shows  the  Immaculate Heart of Mary, lovely
pink ribbon on top, and the pink beautiful flower.

You can see it here close up!!

Fourth "flag"  :the word  : Heart, tells us about one of the most importent things in life ,
Having our hearts with us, in all we do, and Terri made this amazingly beautiful piece
from her heart, I know.

This is the last "flag" with beautiful and fantastic old and new  laces ,
buttons, and another cute ladybug . So delightful and a stunning piece all together.

Thank you my dear Terri, your gift warmed my heart and gave me a feeling of ease.
And as many of you knows, everything turned out fine, all tests were as should be, and
I am not to have more tests , for which I`m so grateful.

The beautiful banner now hangs in my window,sending me greetings everyday, from dear Terri, and 
telling me to feel joy and have a happy heart for the everyday`s  little miracles and experiences.
Thank you dearest friend, your gift not only helped me that friday, but it is a daily joy
to see it and know you made it just for me, for which I`m also so very grateful.


It is friday evening here in Denmark, a little rainy but we need that for the garden,
so I`m not complaining, as all is so very dry here.
Maybe tomorrow will be a sunny day, I hope it will ,-for all of you
my dear readers and followers.
I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and love,