Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2011

´T is the season to give...

Hi Ladies,

Hope you enjoy this years Holiday season.
In Freiburg, Germany, the weather is not nice.Many storms here, and very cold outside.

I´ve got a cold, because everyone around has been sick.
i am happy that i have no concerts this weekend....what a stressful period for us singers..you always are afraid of getting a cold or something..

I was very busy making my christmas card
 technique explained on the post of my blog in november.
 emboss resist with distress stains and water drops, directly after...

really quick card, made with thesnowflakes from the smiling snowman set..place them near to each other on an acrylic block, then you stamp very easy to the distress pad and unto the paper..the color is the new purple from the autumn set of tim holtz..finished with some gems.
stamp from Artistic outpost and sentiment Hero Arts.gems.

and as every year: my cookies..
i give them to all friends, neighbours, postman....and how i would love to offer you also some of them!!!!

i really enjoy making them.always in the late evening or even night...with some christmas music in the background.
Loooove the cd of Diana Krall christmas songs, or all the music for christmas of john rutter christmas john rutter.
Here are some more ideas for little gifts for people who surround you.
this is a card made with penny black stamps and hero arts snowflakes.
the inside is made with the half of an envelope (closed and cut in two..) with tea.

two teabags inside....

another pocketcard.

inside (sorry i don´t know how to turn the photo..)

And here .......some yummie chocolate cards....
chocolate bar wrapped in with paper, stamped on ...easy to make.
first wrap lightly the chocolate in the paper to see where you can stamp..then let dry after stamping and then glue...

the back of such a "card"..you can write a little message...here it is.....

little gift package with photo cards with   2 photos for each season .so cards for the whole year...
packed in a little plastic bag with tag...

Hope you all are well and cozy, some of you might already have the first snow....
What do you love most about christmas?
what are your special moments each year in this season?

Sending a warm hug to all of you,

Have a good time,
Looking forward to the new Hero Arts catalogue (also a special moment each year ,-)



  1. Wow Franziska you have been so busy, I love all your cards and fabulous gift ideas. Particularly the chocolate wrappers.
    Hope you manage to stay clear of the nasty colds that are around.
    I love this time of the year because I love baking and there is always lots to make. I am also looking forward to having my family at home again.

    Hugs and keep warm

  2. Some beautiful cards there and some lovely ideas. Thank you for sharing - love your biscuits and cookies - yum. I'll be making my own very soon!

  3. thanks Franziska for your visit on my blog (and your french words). I can read you're living in Freiburg. Is it Freiburg in Bresgau ? If yes, I've been visited when I was living in Elsass and It's a beautiful town.
    Love your sets of cards and the beautiful pictures of the nature. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your small gift ideas are lovely, Franziska, easy and inexpensive and yet so very nice to receive.

  5. And again, a wonderful post! Love John Rutter! Love that card with the adorable birds and the chocolate bar wrappers, too! And of course, the cards and cookies! Froeliche Weinachten, Franziska!

  6. Hi Franziska, sorry I am late in commenting but I just cannot keep up with everything at the moment and have so many things to do and priorities this time of the year. I just LOVE this post, your photos and cards- you are an inspiration!

  7. Hi Franziska, You have been busy my lady. Wowzers what a beautiful projects you have created. And those yummie cookies, I can smell them :-)
    Enjoy the seasons!

  8. I love John Rutter's Christmas Lulluby ... enjoyed it so much! Merry Christmas to you Franziska and wishing you so much happiness for this new year!

  9. Hallo Franziska,
    vielen Dank für deinen KOmmentar auf meinem Blog! Die Papertrey Ink Stempel gibt es nur in den USA bei PapertreyInk direkt, leider zu einem fiesen Porto! Aber sie sind so schön!
    Liebe Grüße, ANika