samedi 7 décembre 2019

Poinsettia Day - DotMCC-Challenge #10

Hello everyone!
Welcome to our 10th Day of the Month Card Club challenge! Our new theme is:

Poinsettia Day
Always celebrated on 12th December

Last week my husband and I spent a few days in Tenerife and I was lucky to photograph this magnificent poinsettia.
I saw red ones and white ones...  didn't know that they could grow so big!

If you are interessted by the history and how to care this truly splendid plant which was discovered by Mr. Poinsett, please read this page, or this one (in German).

Poinsettias are beautiful in all colours, but I like pink best! 
I used a poinsettia from a set by Altenew. Unfortunately I don't own this set and so I copied the flower by hand on tracing paper. I then reproduced it inversely in almost invisible lines on the card and coloured it with watercolours. 
To make it a bit sparkle, I sprinkled gold embossing powder on a few spots and then heated it from below so that nothing flies away! I cut the image to size, backed it with pink card stock, stamped the sentiment in grey and ended up by mounting the panel on a white card base.   

I hope you like it - I'll be back in a few days with more inspiration! Until then I wish you a lot of fun!

Linked up with:
Aud Sentiments - Christmas or Winter Sentiment
CCEE Stampers - Bold Christmas Statement
Creative Kockouts - Christmas Delight
Time Out - Merry & Cheerful

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Creative Knockouts

Stamps: Sentiment (LimeCitron);
Inks: Smokey Gray (Versafine), Watercolors
Gold embossing powder

Global warming

Hello everyone!
That's it, in two and a half weeks it's Christmas. I hope all your cards are almost ready to be sent!
For the last challenge of the year, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown invites you to choose one of all the challenges we have submitted to you during 2019. Details can be found on the challenge blog.
You have the whole month of December to make your choice and create a card - maybe the one you are still in need of... or why not the first one for next Christmas!?

I picked the "Snarky" theme  from April.

This image made me laugh and I liked the idea of reproducing it for our last challenge of the year. 
It's a drawing by Deligne, a French cartoonist I found on
I copied it by hand using tracing paper and watercolored with felt-tip pens. The sentiment is hand written.

I hope you like this kind of rather funny humour.

Have a wonderful Christmas - I look forward to seeing you in the New Year! 

Linked up with:
The Paper Funday - Anything Goes with optional twist: Christmas Holidays
Moving Along With The Times - Santa and /or his Elves
Stempelgarten - Weihnachten
Bastel-Traum - Winter/Christmas
Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week/Anything Goes



samedi 30 novembre 2019

Don't mess with the chef!!

Hello everyone!
Today I would like to remind you of our current challenge at the Dream Factory.
This month's movie is:

No Reservations
Rezept zum Verlieben
Le Goût de la vie

Keywords are: Cooking, Friendship, Family, Love...

I think it is better not to irritate him! Hahaha

I found the little chef, the grill and the sentiment on the internet, copied it by hand and then put it all together to a little scene. I watercolored with felt-tip pens - except for the sky, which is sponged with Tempting Turquoise (SU)! The sentiment is handwritten!
To spice it up, I stamped a few tufts of grass into the green area! - I hope you like my little chef! 

Have FUN! 
You still have two more weeks to play with us!

Linked up with:
Mix It Up - Anything Goes + Watercoloring
Scribbles - For The Boys
The Cutie Pie - Add an animal

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Stamps: No stamps
Inks: Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzazz (Stampin'Up); Felt-tip pens

samedi 23 novembre 2019

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!
I'll show you another card I made for this week's 52Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

...somewhat different but also very simple! 
I applied three Disress Oxide colors on an acrylic block, sprayed some water on it and then pressed on the white panel to get the background. After drying I stamped the big sentiment, Santa and his gloves. 

I painted Santa's beard with ice-white pearl-pen, added some sequins, backed the panel with black cardstock and glued it to the base card. 

Hope you like it...
Have much fun!

Linked up with:
Double D - What is your Christmas Style
Ellibelle's Corner - Christmas/Holidays
The Paper Shelter - A Christmas Card
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Sant and gloves (Artemio); Sentiment (Craft Sensations);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers (Ranger Distress Oxide);
Sequins, Ice-white pearl-pen

'Tis the season

Hello everyone!
Like every Saturday we have a new challenge today on 52Christmas Card Throwdown.
This week's theme is: Watercolour

A very simple card! I stamped the trees, the fox and the stars and then drew the path and the fence with black fineliner. I coloured the sky and the snow with watercolours. I stamped the sentiment and stuck a strip of black glitter washi tape to the lower edge. Very easy, isn't it?! 

Wish you much fun!

Linked up with:
The House That Stamps Built - Inspiration Palette
Simon Says - Starry Starry Night
Moo-Mania - Peace & Tranquility
Cardz 4 Galz - Get ready for Christmas

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Stamps: Trees and fox (SU); Stars and sentiment (LoraByLora);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Watercolors, washi tape

jeudi 21 novembre 2019

Alles zum Geburtstag!

Hello everyone!
I made this card for my son's birthday. He loves cats and has been dreaming about having a little "house tiger" for a long time...

This funny little gang is here to congratulate him on his birthday!

I used the whole Katzelkraft set (Les Chats Russes) and stamped the cats on the card using masks. 
Artemio's branch fitted perfectly to put the mouse on the card as well! 
I colored with colored pencils....something I rarely do, I know! The sentiment is from SU. 
I'm sure he'll love it!! :)

Linked up with:
Little Red Wagon - Birthday
Papercraft - Geburtstage/Birthdays
Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
The Cutie Pie - Add an animal
The Paper Girls - Family
Time Out - Celebrations

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Stamps: Cats and mouse (Katzelkraft); Branch (Artemio); Sentiment (SU);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Tempting Turquoise (SU);
Colored pencils

samedi 16 novembre 2019

Sweet Treats

Hello everyone!
Saturday is 52Chistmas Card Throwdown day and here is my inspiration for our new challenge.
The theme is: Sweet treats

I decided for a shaker card - that jar was so suitable to put my sweets in! 

The peppermint candies are die-cut circles which I coloured with felt-tip pens. 
The candy canes are stamped and fussy cut. 
I filled my jar with all these goodies and added some sequins for more fun. 
I covered the jar with a piece of paper towel and attached it with a gold cord. 
The small label serves as base for the sentiment.
I sponged the background panel with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide and spritzed some white ink on it. 
I die-cut two circles from white cardstock for the lower part of the card - it reminds of snowhills. 
The upper part is embellished with a die-cut snowflake border (Memory Box). 
Finally I glued the shaker and a little robin on the snow hills.

...and now I'm looking forward to your sweet treats! ....have fun!!

Linked up with:
The Paper Shelter - Christmas Spirit
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
CRAFT - Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz - Let it Snow
Basteltraum - Winter/Weihnachten

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Stamps: Sentiment (from a friend); Robin and Candy Cane (LoraByLora);
Inks: Cracked Pistachio (Ranger Distress Oxide); Whisper White and Real Red (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Dies: Snowflake border (Memory Box); Candies (a die from a friend); Circles (Deco Time);
Sequins, Felt-tip pens, Gold cord, Paper towel

vendredi 15 novembre 2019

Let's cook...

Hello everyone!
There is a new challenge at the Dream Factory. This month's movie is:

No Reservations
Rezept zum Verlieben
Le Goût de la vie

Keywords are: Cooking, Friendship, Family, Love...

Except the sentiments, I used the whole stamp set "Perfect Mix" (Stampin'Up) for this card. I filled the empty places between the utensils with a few donuts and a heart (Craft Sensations). I colored with felt-tip pens. The letters of COOK are punched out of black foam, those of LET'S out of black cardstock, and those of YUMMY are stamped, fussy-cut and fixed with foam pads. - The word "SOMETHING" is stamped right to the card. I glued a small piece of Washi tape at the bottom of the card for more interest. 
I think it's a nice card for a hobby cook or baker - both for him and for her.

Linked up with:
Little Red Wagon - Don't Be Shy
The Male Room - Hobbies
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Cooking utensils, eggs and the word "something" (Stampin'Up); Donuts and heart (Craft Sensations);
Inks: Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso and Lemon Lime Twist (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine); Felt-tip pens
Dies: Circle and COOK (Craft Sensations); LET'S (Joy Crafts); ....YUMMY is fussy-cut
Black foam, Washi tape

mardi 12 novembre 2019

DotMCC - Challenge #9 - Reminder

Hello everyone!

...did you already have an idea for our new challenge? 
Here is my second card as inspiration and to remind you to our 

Look for Circles Day 

It must be the fun cows from Stampin'Up! - That was my thought for this birthday card! 
They look through the holes I punched out of the embossed panel. 
I watercolored the cows with felt-tip pens, fussy-cut and put them behind the circles, letting some parts stand out. 
The MOO is punched out of brown foam. 

I had a lot of fun creating this card and wish you just as much fun with our new challenge! 
Hope you find some time to play along! - You'll find all information on the Challenge Blog....

There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate! 

Linked up with:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Add Texture (I added embossing and foam)
Addicted to CAS - Birthday
STAMPlorations - Anything CAS Goes with optional color twist: Any shade of brown
STAMPlorations - Stamps and Circles
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes option: Animals (I colored with water brush pen and felt-tip pens)



Stamps: Cows and sentiment (SU)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine), Versamark
Dies: MOO Letters (X-Cut)
Embossing: Sizzix
Felt-tip pens, white embossing powder, brown foam

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