Wrestle through – a layout

So it didn’t happen the next day, but I’m back today with another layout featuring the Scrapbook Werkstatt October kit!

Es ist nicht der nächste Tag geworden, aber heute bin ich zurück mit einem weitere Layout, das aus dem Scrapbook Werkstatt Oktober-Kit entstanden ist!

Durchbeissen (detail 1) - by nachtschwinge

I love seeing how different each and every designteam member uses the kit products! The colours are pretty autumn-y this time, but this layout didn’t turn out autumn-y at all ;) It’s rather pure and simple with a pop of colour.

Ich finde es so toll zu sehen, wie unterschiedlich jedes Designteam-Mitglied die Kit-Produkte verwendet! Das Kit ist diesmal ja eher in Herbstfarben gehalten, aber mein Layout ist so gar nicht herbstlich geworden ;) Es ist eher schlicht und einfach und doch mit einem Touch Farbe.


Durchbeissen (detail 2) - by nachtschwinge

Took this picture during one of my last selfportrait shoots and kind of like how it goes with my title (which is German for “wrestle through”). Used a lot of different bits from the kit and kept the color scheme to black, white and yellow mostly.

Das Foto stammt von einem meiner letzten Selbstportrait-Shoots und ich finde, es passt richtig gut zu meinem Titel. Außerdem hab ich etliche verschiedene Kleinigkeiten aus dem Kit benutzt und hab die Farben auf schwarz, weiß und gelb reduziert.


Durchbeissen - by nachtschwinge

Hope everyone’s doing well! I’m rather stressed lately, but will try to post again soon! ;)

Ich hoffe, es geht allen gut!  Ich bin lezter Zeit irgendwie etwas gestresst, aber ich versuche bald wieder zu posten! ;)

xoxo Sandra

SBW October kits are live!

First of all, yes, I quit Blog-tember. Life totally got in the way and I felt stressed about it. So maybe I’ll be featuring some of the remaining prompts in the near future, but not one a day ;)

Zuallerst ja, ich habe Blog-tember aufgegeben. In letzter Zeit war einfach zuviel los und das hat mich dann gestresst. Vielleicht gibts in nächster Zeit einfach so ein paar Prompts, aber eben nicht jeden Tag ;)

Secondly, it’s the 26th, which means the new Scrapbook Werkstatt kit is going live today!!! And that’s why I’m showing you the first layout I did with this kit!

Zweitens, es ist der 26., das heißt das neue Scrapbook Werkstatt Kit geht heute online!!! Und deshalb gibts heute auch das erste mit dem Kit entstandene Layout von mir!

A question of perspective (detail 1) - by nachtschwinge

The kit’s full of fall colours and lots of embellishments…I especially loved the woodgrain paper and golden glitter accents here!

Das Kit ist voll mit herbstlichen Farben und vielen Embellies..Besonders tolle fand ich das Woodgrain Papier und die goldenen Glitter-Akzente hier!

A question of perspective (detail 2) - by nachtschwinge

And these super cute Thickers!! Love the font and style!! Also added a few splashes of white mist that I love.

Und dann diese super süßen Thickers!! Ich liebe diese Schriftart und den Stil! Außerdem hab ich noch ein paar Spritzer mit weißem Farbspray gemacht, weil mir das so gefällt.

A question of perspective - by nachtschwinge

The picture shows a little stone tower my hubby made on our vacation. He then took a picture of it with another tower in the background, which looks like one huge tower. He felt pretty smart for doing this *lol* But I thought it was cool, too, so I took pictures from the other perspective, too.

Die Bilder zeigen einen kleinen Steinturm, den mein Mann in unserem Urlaub gebaut hat. Er hat dann ein Bild davon mit einem anderen Turm im Hintergrund gemacht, was dann wie ein großer Turm ausschaut. Er fand sich dabei ziemlich clever *lol* Ich habs aber auch cool gefunden, weshalb ich dann auch Bilder aus der anderen Perspektive gemacht hab.

Will be back tomorrow with another kit project! ;) See you!

Wir sehen uns morgen mit einem weiteren Kit-Projekt! ;)

xoxo Sandra

Blog-tember #21 – time for quotes!

Today’s prompt: A favorite quote/expression and how it has impacted you.

I’m costantly pinning awesome quotes, so there are a lot that I love and that touvh me on a deeper level..here are some of them:

That’s exactly how I feel about photography/becoming a photographer…it terrifies me, makes me anxious and nervous, but at the same time I can’t stop thinking about it and it’s the best feeling to see my pictures in my friends’ homes!

That’s a thing I need to remind myself of a LOT! Because I’m a perfectionist and I HATE not knowing things or not being able to do things… Confessing this and starting to learn new things, failing on the way, is kind of hard for me…but it’s the only way to evolve and improve!

Wow, the last one was an eye opener for me. I don’t think I would have ever mentioned myself… I’m usually (like everybody else) pretty had on my self, concentrating on the things that are not good (enough) or that I’m doing wrong, I am missing or that others think of me. I need to be more easy on myself and appreciate the things I do right and good and simply that I’m ok as I am.

For more wise and/or funny quotes, you’re invited to visit my Pinterest board ;) And I’d love to read some of your favourite quotes, too!!
xoxo Sandra


Blog-tember #19 + #20 – catching up!

So I kind of fell off the bandwagon… It started with prompt #18, vlogging, which is not.gonna.happen. I hate my voice and I’m not spontanious at all, so no way, Jose!

BUT I really wanted to do prompt #19: Tell us about one of the best days of your life. Still, this past weekend has been quite busy for me. I cleaned the whole house, cooked and finished my projects with the Scrapbook Werkstatt October kit. So a little late, here comes one of my best days ever!

My wedding day - by nachtschwinge(Pictures taken by my Mum, some of the official photographer’s pictures have been posted before.)

Yes, it’s cheesy, but my wedding day is definitely in my top three of all days! :) Just looking at these pictures makes me happy and sentimental! :D

I spent the night over at my best friend’s flat and got dressed there, too, in the morning after having my hair done by my trusted hairdresser. That was the time when I realized a piece of my dress was missing, that is the part that made the corsage a little bit wider (because I’m so busty and it was quite a bit tight)… I was near to panic because I thought we’d never get the top on without that piece, but with a little help of my friend’s Dad (*lol*) we managed. I kind of held my breath for  the whole day and didn’t eat a lot, but it was worth it ;)

Well, we arrived at the little water castle (love that place!), had our first sight :) and then my Dad led me “down the aisle” (over the grass *lol*), while my special surprise – an medieval music band – played “Women of Ireland” (our favourite tune from the newest Robin Hood movies). We got married by the registrar (and my cousin) and then the party started  :) We didn’t have much of a program, but the day was really, really hot, so everyone enjoyed the cold drinks and some even dipped their toes into the water around the castle. We had to broach the cask and enjoyed the first glasses of cold beer ;)

Then my girls had us build a house of Lego bricks and do a heart (and the date) by nailing a board and then wind yarn around the nails. I found it pretty funny to watch my new husband struggle with the yarn ;)

Afterwards we went around the pond to take the official pictures – loved it there! The light was beautiful and it was so serene… We also took some pictures with the bridesmaids and groomsmen there, which was pretty fun :)

When all pictures were done, we returned to the castle and declared that it was time for dinner, which was a huge barbacue. Afterwards we had some Irish musicians play, there was a bit of dancing (not us) and we also had cocktails :) When we left, I was really, really tired, but also really, really, REALLY happy :) We spent the night at  a local hotel and had an awesome breakfast the next day before returning home.

(Looking at these pictures, my hubby looks so funny to me without stubbles *lol* He usually always has a beard or stubbles ;) )

Yeah, that was my wedding day! <3

And here also comes prompt #20: It’s guilty pleasure time! Shows, books, songs, foods, whatever it may be.

Guilty pleasures - by nachtschwinge

  • shopping, I guess? That is scarfs, cardigans, jewellery and handbags especially :)
  • music by Taylor Swift, musicals and Glee
  • the movie “Mammamia”…watching it almost everytime I cook something fancy *lol*
  • Disney movies :)
  • coffee the way my Grandma makes it: with lots of hipped cream on top!
  • a whole bag of chips with garlic dip now and then…
  • comfort food: pizza, burger, pasta, but also salad and yoghurt with fruits and cereals!
  • lots of TV shows…like Sherlock, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Musketeers, Penny Dreadful, Navy CIS,….
  • taking a bath with a good book and an even better glass of wine :)

So what are your guilty pleasures? :)
xoxo Sandra

Blog-tember #17 – obsessing :)

Today’s prompt: Just for fun, your latest obsession. What can you not get enough of these days?

By now it should be pretty clear that I’m obsessing over a lot of things: scrapbooking, photography, travelling, books, TV shows,… but one thing stands out lately…

Obsessing over my studio - by nachtschwinge

I’m obsessing over my future home studio…as you know, I’d love to be a real photographer someday and gather all the stuff I can find that could be useful for my photography.

So everytime I’m at a fleamarket or H&M changes the home goods, I look and think and most often buy new stuff…

Which is stupid because I don’t have any customers or friends who need pictures right now, but still…

I guess it’s also because I love to collect things (got that from my Mom and the obsessing thing from my Dad) and finding something cool for a good price is just awesome to me :)

So yeah, my studio still needs a lot of working on before it’s good to go, but it’s evolving at least ;)

What about you? Would love to her about your obsessions! :D
xoxo Sandra