samedi 17 août 2019

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week we are looking forward to Elves on your cards.

I have no elves but when I saw this dwarf I was saved! 
I gave him pointy ears and already he looked like an elf with a beard, don't you think?! 
Once left, once right and in between a fir tree - it doesn't look bad at all! 
All stamps of the set (Scrap Plaisir) have closed eyes and a smiling mouth. I left the fir tree as it was, but opened the eyes and mouth of the elves with a few lines. I watercolored with felt-tip pens, covered the background with thick, fluffy snowflakes (Scrap Plaisir) and added the sentiment (Lora Bailora)

I wish you a lot of fun with our new challenge!

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vendredi 16 août 2019


Hello everyone!
Last weekend we were invited to dinner with friends. Coming empty-handed is unthinkable for me.....

...I brought this little pot of houseleek plants and a plum crumble cake - of course everything homemade! 
Such a pot needs its time but when it is ready the joy is great! On the one hand they look amazingly real and on the other hand they don't need any care! My girlfriend was very happy about it. 
I made them with dies and stamps from the set "Succulent Garden" by Stampin'Up.
Here are some more pots I made a long time ago.

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jeudi 15 août 2019

Explore the world...

Hello everyone!
We are the 15th of the month and that means a new challenge at the Dream Factory. This month's movie:

White Squall
Reissende Strömung
Lame de Fond
Key words: Sea, sailboats, storm, team spirit, sailors, maritime 

First I watercolored the lower third of the card with Bermuda Bay (Stampin'Up). After drying I masked the horizon and stamped the sun (2014/15) with Pumkin Pie (both Stampin'Up). I took off the mask and stamped the sailboats (Scrap Plaisir) with Bermuda Bay, then added a few brush strokes of Pumkin Pie under the sun, so that it reflects on the water.
Finally I stamped the sentiment, cut the panel to size and glued it to the white base card.

Hope you'll have a lot of Fun with our new challenge!

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Stamps: Sun (Stampin'Up - first appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog); Sailboats (Scrap Plaisir); Sentiment (Craft Sensations);
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Pumkin Pie (Stampin'Up; Onyx Black (Versafine); 

mercredi 14 août 2019

Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone!
A few days ago was my brother-in-law's birthday and what do you need for a real Bavarian - a beer of course! ...or even two, because as the Bavarian says: "You don't stand on one foot!"

So I put two beer mugs on the card...
The background was designed by myself because here in France you can't find such a special pattern! ;)
The beer mugs are from Stampin'Up - quite old stamps, which I didn't use much. Underneath there is a strip of Sahara sand cardstock, stamped with a few air bubbles and underlaid with a very narrow, red border. - I used all colours of the Bavarian crest.
I had to die-cut the Bavarian text, because there would not have been an appropriate stamp either!🤣
It says something like: Don't do anything today! ...and below: All the best!

Hope you like it...

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lundi 12 août 2019

DotMCC - Challenge #6 - Reminder

Hello everyone!

I want to remind you of our current herb challenge at Day of the Month Card Club!

I love herbs and spices for cooking and many of them grow in my garden, 
and those that don't grow in my garden, I buy them. They are dried and stored in closed glasses.

This time I made two cards and as I couldn't decide, I show you both!

Once in pots as usual...

The sentiment and the pots are from Katzelkraft and as always I colored with felt pens. The herbs in the two largest pots pots are Toga stamps, the chives in the small pot are hand-drawn.
I pricked a few lines with a quilting wheel on the edges of the panel before sticking it on a green base card.

....then already picked and spread on the card.

I cut a square and masked the place for the sentiment. I used different stamps from Craft Sensations and Toga and stamped them with different inks on the card. After removing the masking square, I embossed a square and then stamped the sentiment (Craft Sensation).

I hope you have some time to play with us and you will have lot of fun with our herb challenge! 
Stay healthy!

There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate! 

Linked up with:
ModSquad Challenge - Layer me not (second card)
Cut it Up - Focus on sentiment (second card)
Daisy Chain Challenges - Summer (first card)
Color Throwdown - Colors ctd 555 (second card)

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samedi 10 août 2019


Hello everyone!
Another week's gone by and there is a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week we have three colors for you:

Copper/Bronze - Dark Blue - Turquoise

To make this card, I first painted a piece of dark blue cardstock with night blue acrylic paint. To do this, I spread the paint quite roughly with an old credit card. Once dry I embossed it with an embossing folder that also cuts but I better loved it with the stars,  so I kept them in place. 
I applied a bit glue here and there and sprinkled it with ultra-fine copper glitter. 
Then I designed a fir with gel glue and sprinkled it with turquoise glitter. 
I die-cut the word Noël from thick watercolor paper and glued it under the fir. Voilà my card!

Hope you like it and you will have some free time to play with us!
Have Fun!

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Embossing: From the Action Market
Dies: Noël (a gift from a friend);
Acrylic paint, Glitter, Glue

mercredi 7 août 2019

DotMCC-Challenge #6 - More Herbes, Less Salt Day

Hello everyone!
Welcome to our 6th DotMCC challenge ....and thank you so much for all the fabulous yellow piggies you shared with us during the previous challenge! 💗

Our new challenge theme is:

More Herbs, Less Salt Day. 
Always celebrated on August 29th

Eating less salt is good for everyone, regardless of age or general health. 
Salt can easily be reduced by giving our food more flavour with fresh herbs!
This time of year is perfect for fresh basil, parsley, mint, oregano and cilantro, but you can also use fresh rosemary, sage, dill, chives etc to give our food a healthy taste! 

So, put down the salt shaker and try to add fresh, healthy herbs to your meals. You’ll find you won’t miss the salt and enjoy the flavor of your dishes even more!

It is still very hot and as a little refreshment, 
I prepared a delicious and refreshing Mojito with lime for you - of course without alcohol!

I used Distress Oxide ink to stamp the limes and felt-tip pens for watercolouring. A few splashes here and there, a piece of Washi tape on the left and the card was almost ready!
The straws are hand-drawn and the sentiment I found on the internet was traced onto the finished card by using carbon paper and then drawn with black fineliner.  

I hope you have some time to join in, because....

There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate! 😉

Ingredients: (for 1 glass)
5 to 7 cl apple juice
6 to 7 fresh mint leaves
½ Lime
Mineral water or lemonade
1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar (cane sugar)

Cut the lime into 6 slices and put them directly into the glass.
Add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar.
Using a pestle, crush the lemon so that the juice mixes with the sugar.
Add 6 or 7 fresh mint leaves and crush carefully.
Add apple juice and fill the glass with crushed ice (to the top) and fill up with mineral water or lemonade.
Decorate with lime slices and mint leaves and .....enjoy!

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Stamps: Jar and leaves on top of the jar (Craft Senstions); Leaves in the jar and lime (Stampo/Aladine); 
Inks: Smokey Gray (Versafine); Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Felt-tip pens
Washi tape

samedi 3 août 2019

Silent Night...

Hello everyone!
It's time for a new 52Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. - This week we have a sketch.

I turned the sketch to the left - it was easier to handle. 
I used Fresh Fig for the background, applied it directly to the embossing folder with the stamp pad and embossed a piece of white paper with it. Added some fine black splashes after embossing. The black strip at the lower edge is also embossed and provided with a piece of lace. The images are  stamped with Early Espresso on oval discs whose lower parts are embossed and sponged with some gold ink. 
Finally I stamped the sentiment and attached the three ovals with foam pads.

Have fun with the challenge.

...our August Sketch 
on 52CCT

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 All items are from Stampin'Up, except the embossing folders for the background and the black strip (Action)

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