samedi 15 décembre 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hello everybody!

Ok, here we are! - I am one from the new members of the design team at Christmas Card Throwdown.
Officially, we will start from January 2019, but we can not wait to introduce you to our creations. So we're starting right now with a post for the current challenge! - It's just a little reminder still have a fortnight to play with us!

The theme for the whole month of December is "Pick a Previous 2017 Challenge".  

I choose Embossed Impressions - Technique Challenge of August 2017 

and made this.

I covered a white panel with patterned vellum and a piece of dark grey cardstock - which I had dry embossed before and sponged with white ink. The transition from cardstock to vellum is masked with an orange ribbon from my Christmas stash. 
I die cut a circle from embossed cardstock and a deer from black glitter cardstock. Added black string and stuck all this to the panel, which I mounted then on a beige card base. 
The sentiment is stamped on a torn white piece of cardboard and sponged with gray ink.

The card goes with a little box - and when you open the box...'ll find this Advent wreath!
Here is a similar set that I made last year.

Except the fir twigs and the houses, all the embellishments are fussy cut and watercolored with felt-tip pens. The tea lights are embellished with Washi tape and golden string. They are glued with hot glue for better adhesion.
This small set went to a dear blogging friend as Advent gift.

Note the dark fir - it is cut from a matchbox to light the matches.

Thanks for stopping by - and have fun making cards!

Stamps: Sentiments (Stamin'Up); Cinnamon stick, anise star, slice of orange, cup, pine cone and the candles on the box lid (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Early Espresso and Pumkin Pie (Stampin'Up); 
Dies: Houses (Stampin'Up); Fir twigs (Impression Obsession); Deer (Hero Arts); 
Embossing: Action
Stencil: Scrap Plaisir
Washi, String, White gel pen, Felt-tip pens, Tea lights, Ribbon, Vellum, 

Best Friends...

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at the Dream Factory! - This month's movie is

Eight Below
Antarctica – Gefangen im Eis
Antartica, prisonniers du froid

Keywords: Ice/snow, huskies/dogs, penguins, polar bears, friendship, .....true love!

I opted for this Katzelkraft dog and his bone. The boy's leg is a drawing I found on Pinterest, the text comes from Stampin'Up. - I changed the word "branch" by the word "bone".
These are my three ingredients for a simple card, which I hope will spread a little love into the animals world!
... as usual, I watercolored with felt-tip pens ;) 

If we had in our hearts only the tenth of love our dogs have for us, 
there would be peace on earth!

Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by!

Dog (noun.)
1. The best friend you will ever have. A loyal, loving compagnion that cares for you more than for himself. 
A special creature whose time in your heart will far out number its days on earth.

Linked up with:
2 Sisters on the Blog - Bingo (centre horizontal line - sentiment, white and animal)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter

Stamps: Dog and Bone (Katzelkraft); Sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versfine); Felt-tip pens

vendredi 14 décembre 2018

For a dear friend...

Hello everyone!
Another Christmas thing today!

I made this for one of my dear blogging friends, living on the other side of the big sea!

I colored a white panel with alcohol markers in peach pink and splashed some blender and white ink on it. The white star is die cut from white glitter paper. The gray star was embossed with a wood pattern embossing folder before cutting. The deer is die cut from ordinary white paper.
The sentiment is from Stampin'Up.

The card goes with a little box - and when you open the box...'ll find this Advent wreath! 

I only added stars of different sizes and shapes to keep the wreath in a simple style.
The tea lights are embellished with washi tape and twine.
"NOËL" is die cut from white glitter paper
The tiny brown star is die cut from a matchbox to light the matches.

Thanks for visiting!
Tomorrow I'll show you a new wreath. ... they all arrived at destination!

Stamps: Sentiments on the card and on the wreath (Stampin'Up); The candles on the box lid (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Smokey Slate (Stampin'Up); Versamark, Alcohol markers, Felt-tip pens
Dies: Stars (Scrap Plaisir); NOËL (X-Cut); Deer (Hero Arts); Scalloped square (Action)
Embossing: Stampin'Up
White and silver glitter paper

lundi 10 décembre 2018

It's Your Day

Hello everyone!
Birthday card number two ....

Today is my girlfriend's birthday and as I put it in her letterbox myself, I can already share this card with you.

At the moment, I have virtually no ideas for birthday cards! - It surely comes from the fact that I've been making only Christmas stuff in the last few weeks! While browsing on Pinterest, I came across this pretty simple card. - I liked very much, and could not resist reproducing it!

I pasted tiny rhinestones on the hearts, 
....and added some sparkle and two tiny bows to the hexagonal frame. 
The edges of the white base card are watercolored with blue felt-tip pens. Voilà! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Melon Mambo (Stampin'Up);
Dies: Action
String, Rhinestones, Felt-tip pen, Wink of Stella,

samedi 8 décembre 2018

"I" for Important

Hello everyone!
Birthdays are very important days and in December we have a few of them to celebrate......

The first card is for a sweet young lady!

I found the image on Pinterest and put it on paper with pencil and tracing paper.
I watercolored with Felt-tip pens and added tree sequins.
The little birdie is from Stampo Aladine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linked up with:
Just Add Ink - Just add "I" (my "I" is for important) 
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelters - Birthday/Celebrations

jeudi 6 décembre 2018

Advent Advent

Hello everyone!
We are already counting the days until Christmas and so that time does not seem that long, there are advent calendars. Here is the one I made for a dear friend this year.

I found a beautiful Advent calendar with a tutorial at Paula Pünktchen's blog.
I followed her tutorial, but didn't use toilet paper rolls. All my pockets are made of strong, white printing paper and covered with silver and colorful wrapping paper. Instead of silk paper I used a large ribbon to fix the skewers to the compartments. The numbers were printed on self-adhesive printing paper and punched.

....and as it should be for an Advent calendar, each compartment is filled with a little surprise.


I got this from my dear friend Gundi! - I think she's a little crazy, right? ....but I like it a lot!😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Linked up with:
Paperminutes - Weihnachts Countdown
Christmas With The Cuties - Anything but a card
Path of Positivity - # 64 Optional Theme  SILVER, GOLD & OTHER  METALLICS

mercredi 5 décembre 2018


Hello everyone!
No Christmas card today :)

My son loves cats and as it was his birthday, I made this card for him.

I used this cat wearing sunglasses (Creative Images) and watercolored it with felt-tip pens.
I stamped some grass in the background by masking the cat. I colored the ground with alcohol markers and added some more blades of grass  ....because cats like to hide behind tufts of grass! Ha ha
I sponged the sky with Tempting Turquoise (Stampin'Up) and used die cut letters for the Meow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linked up with:
Little Red Wagon - Purrs and Wags (House Pets)
Watercolor Wednesday - Tristan's Feminine Anything Goes

Stamps: Cat Wearing Sunglasses (Creative Images); Grass in the background (Toga); Tufts of Grass (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Tempting Turquoise (Stampin'Up); Alcohol Markers; Felt-tip pens
Dies: Letters (Joy Crafts)

samedi 1 décembre 2018

House of Cards Blog Hop

A little preview ..... Check out the full image at the bottom of this page ;)

Hello everyone!
Six months are over and that means Blog Hop at House of Cards!
Unfortunately, this is the last one .... because House of Cards closes!

I'm writing this post with some sadness, because at House of Cards I gained my first experience as a DT member and I've been in the team for almost seven years - so from the beginning!
Thank you girls, it was a great and creative time with you!

Now to the hop!
It runs from December 1, 6:00 AM to December 15 midnight.

ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got this gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

For this Hop,  
Bekky's Place is giving away a $ 10.00AU Gift Certificate!

To win this prize, be sure to leave a comment at each person's blog because the prize is hidden and a random draw will be made among these blogs to find it out! :)
After you're done, we would love for you to make a creation to share with us on the challenge blog, too.

Here is what I created...

...with the candle from the gorgeous "Tied Up With String" digital stamp set from Beccy's Place!
I watercolored the candle with felt-tip pens and fussy cut it. I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock panel and covered it with a sheet of gold splashed velum. I added black gingham pattern at the bottom and stuck the candle. I took a slightly larger white base card and colored its edges with black felt-tip pen. I added Wink of Stella to the black edges, the flame, the mistletoe berries and the string. That's all!

!!! Did you leave your comment?
So I cross my fingers for you and wish you a lot of fun!

.... your next step is Sue N.
- you will find the complete list of the Hop on the Challenge Blog!

Thank you for your visit ..... and good luck !!


Linked up with:
Card Mania - Christmas
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Weihnachten oder Silvester/Neujahr
The cat's pajamas - Winter Holidays
Dragonfly journeys - Handmade Holiday Magic

Stamps: Candle (Beccy's Place); Sentiment and Gingham (Stampin'Up);
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Felt-tip pens, Velum, Wink of Stella

vendredi 30 novembre 2018

Snowman Soup

Hello everybody.
A quick reminder for our current challenge at the Dream Factory - Gostbusters.
It's about ghosts, demons, love and marchmallows - believe me,
you can make very fun cards with it.

I'm back with marshmallows - they fits so well with the winter time ...

Today I have a yummy snowman soup for you. 
Just follow the recipe and make yourself as comfortable as possible ...
I copied this Marshmallow snowman by hand from the computer and watercolored it with felt-tip pens. - A little Wink of Stella on it and ready!

How happy he looks, sitting in this hot bath....

Linked up with:
Crafry Catz - ANYTHING GOES with optional twist Too Cute
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

The Marshmallow Snowman is an image from Printable Cuttable Creatables

samedi 24 novembre 2018

...and because

I wanted to see how it looks on a white card, there is also this one with the eraser technique.

Hello, me again! 😉

It's almost the same card as in the previous post, but in white! 
Here I added an embossed panel and worked with black glitter cardstock instead of gold.
I stamped the image with Tranquil Tide and colored the berries with Real Red (both Stampin'Up). - Added also a bit Wink of Stella to the berries.
Otherwise, everything is made exactly as on the card from the previous post! - just no gold splatter, and the sentiment is different too! :))

...would you tell me which one you like better?

Linked up with:
Papierelle - Eraser technique
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes + make your own background
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday
Stamping Sensation - Get Ready For Christmas

Stamps: Holly leaf (Action); Sentiment (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Tranquil Tide and Real Red (Stampin'Up); "Nuit Blanche" (Scrap Plaisir); 
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Dies: Square (Action)
Black glitter cardstock, Wink of Stella

Eraser Technique

Hello everyone!
I had another idea for the erasing technique that I learned recently from Papierelle and that I've already presented in this post and in this one.

Today I tried this technique on Sahara Sand cardstock (Stampin'Up). 
It's not as effective as on white paper, but it has its charm!

I sponged the graphite dust on a small piece of cardstock and stamped the image in dark brown. 
I erased the areas of the berries and leaves to regain the color of the cardstock. I colored the berries with white gel pen before fixing the graphite with hairspray. - Some white and golden splashes and it looked pretty good!
I pasted the small panel on a slightly larger piece of gold glitter cardstock, stuck this on the white base card which also got a few gold splashes and added the sentiment.

Linked up with:
Papierelle - Eraser technique
Stamping Sensations - Get Ready For Christmas
Hiding in my Craftroom - Any Holiday

Stamps: Holly leaf (Action); Sentiment (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Early Espresso (Stampin'Up); "Nuit Blanche" (Scrap Plaisir); Gold pigment ink
Dies: Square (Action)
Gold glitter cardstock, white gel pen

mercredi 21 novembre 2018

Clic, clic...

Hello everyone!
No Christmas card today, but lots of photos!

Last Saturday our Stampin'Up demonstrator, Alex (it's a lady), hosted a mega workshop (we call it a CROP), where we created a great photo album. We were about 40 girls and a boy (yes, one dared), and we worked from 9 to 17 o'clock. 
We had to keep up with it to be ready in the evening!

Photos are not in it yet, but I still wanted to show you some pictures of my work.

When closed (with a magnet), the album measures 22 x 15 x 4 cm.

The brown part on the left is folded like an accordion and closed by a ribbon. 
Five portraits can find place in it.

The second part is designed as a booklet, with small, medium and large pages. There is enough room for 13 to 14 pictures and embellishments.

The booklet on the right is designed to the opposite of the one on the left and there is also room for 12 to 13 photos plus embellishments.

At first glance, it might not look like that, but there is enough room for 30 10x13 photos!
... hope you can imagine!

Thank you for stopping by!

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