samedi 20 avril 2019

A Christmas Hi!


Hello everyone!
Saturday is 52 Christmas Card Throwdown day! This week it's a theme challenge and we're asking for a

Snarky 
Christmas Card



I've interpreted the theme more in the funny way!
Actually Santa Claus is sitting on a moped - which is very funny in itself, but I liked the Lama so much more... ! That's why I fussy cut Santa Claus and put him on the Lama!
I changed the facial expression of the lama to make him look rather confused, as Santa thinks he's on a moped!
I watercolored with felt-tip pens and then glued the Lama and the Santa on a white panel which I've backed with green and black cardstock. The background is made with design paper. I cut the sentiment in several pieces and glued it on the card. Voilà!

Well, are you inspired...? - I wish you a lot of fun!






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Stamps: Lama (Craft Sensations); Santa and sentiment (SU);
Inks: Lama - Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green (SU); Santa - Felt-tip pens

lundi 15 avril 2019

Easter

...and everything that goes with it!

Hello everyone!
A new challenge begins at the Dream Factory and maybe you need some last-minute Easter cards 😉  - This month's movie is...


Rabbit School
Die Häschenschule
L'École des lapins



Stamps from several manufacturers meet in this Easter scene. 
Katzelkraft, Stampin'Up, Scrap Plaisir and rabbits from a set I got from my friend Gundi, are part of the scene.
Except for the sun and one bunnie, I only used Distress Oxides for dyeing! 
The eggs are fussy-cut, also dyed with Distress Oxides and have some white gel pen dots.


I hope I could inspire you....
and you'll have much fun with this challenge!





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Stamps: Tree (Katzelkraft); Birds, Grass, Flowers (Scrap Plaisir); Sentiment, Script, Sun (SU); Rabbits (from my friend Gundi)
Inks: Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry (Distress Oxides; Daffodile Delight and Crumb Cake (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine)

dimanche 14 avril 2019

Metallic + One Color


Hello everyone!
Sorry, I'm a bit late with our new challenge at 52Christmas Card Throwdown. This week it's a color challenge and we're asking for

Metallic + One Color

Here is my version of it 


I die-cut the Christmas bauble out of very thick, gold cardboard and could thus preserve all the small details in the bauble. - so it's more embossed than punched! 
I die-cut a large circle into the base card and did the same with a second panel, which I glued with foam pads directly over the die-cut circle of the card.
Then I simply hung the bauble with a red string in the die-cut hole! That was it!

I hope you enjoy this challenge.





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Stamps: Sentiment (SU)
Inks: Onyx black (Versafine)
Dies: Big circle (Memory Box); Bauble (X-Cut)

vendredi 12 avril 2019

DotMCC - Challenge #2 - Reminder



Hello everyone!

Today I come with a new inspiration for our current Day of the Month Card Club Challenge.


The theme is...

National Dandelion Day
...always celebrated on April 5th.


Isn't it wonderful, how the winter meadows have become colourful again?! Everywhere thousands of yellow dandelion heads compete with the sun. In just a few days they will stand there with delicate white veils and invite us to send them on their journey with secret wishes... 
It's exactly these few days you should use to turn their beautiful yellow flowers into delicious dandelion honey! - If you would like to taste this delicious spread, please scroll down in this post.



For this card I tried to reproduce a dandelion I found on Pinterest. I painted the background in watercolour, let it dry and then painted the flower stems and heads in watercolour as well. For the white stems of the seeds I used acrylic paint and applied it with the edge of an old credit card. The umbrellas are drawn with white gel pen.
Finally I stamped the sentiment (Scrap Plaisir) which says: Live the present moment to the full!
....I'm quite happy with the result :)


I hope I could inspire you to want to join in....

Have Fun with our new challenge
...and please don't forget that 3 of your fellow participants would be happy to receive a little comment 😉


There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate!



And now to the recipe!

Dandelion Honey
For about 5 jars of 250 g you need:

400 Dandelion flowers (don't worry, it's very quick)
1.5 L Water
2 Limes, or lemons with zest - untreated
2 Oranges with the zest - untreated
4 sprigs of thyme (about the length of a finger)
1.1 kg Sugar or brown sugar

If possible, pick your flowers far away from exhaust fumes, on a remote meadow!
Wash the flowers and remove the green part to keep only the yellow petals.
Place the petals with the sliced lemons and oranges and the thyme in 1.5 litres of water, cover, bring to the boil and simmer at low heat for 30 minutes.
Let it steep for one night.
The next day filter the preparation and collect as much juice as possible without crushing the flowers too much to keep the liquid transparent!  
If necessary, add a little water to obtain a total of 1.3 litres of liquid!
Place the liquid and sugar in a high pot, bring to the boil and cook for approx. 35 minutes if white sugar is used and 40 minutes if brown sugar is used. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
When the liquid becomes slightly syrupy, it is time to put it in jars that have been previously scalded. 
Close them tightly and let them cool before storing them in a cool, dark place.
When properly stored, this delicious honey will keep for a very long time - I have jars from 2016 and they are still perfect!

Here is a Dandelion Jelly recipe that is also very tasty! ---- Enjoy!


Löwenzahnhonig
Für ca. 5 Gläser à 250 g benötigen Sie:

400 Löwenzahnblüten (keine Angst, das geht sehr schnell)
1,5 L Wasser
2 Limetten oder Zitronen mit Schale - unbehandelt
2 Orangen mit der Schale - unbehandelt
4 Zweige Thymian (etwa so lang wie ein Finger)
1,1 kg Zucker oder brauner Zucker

Wenn möglich, pflücken Sie Ihre Blumen weit weg von Auspuffgasen, auf einer abgelegenen Wiese!
Die Blumen waschen und den grünen Teil entfernen, um nur die gelben Blütenblätter zu behalten.
Die Blütenblätter mit den in Scheiben geschnittenen Zitronen und Orangen und dem Thymian in 1,5 Liter Wasser geben, abdecken, zum Kochen bringen und bei schwacher Hitze 30 Minuten köcheln lassen.
Eine Nacht ziehen lassen.
Am nächsten Tag das Präparat filtern und so viel Saft wie möglich sammeln, ohne die Blüten zu sehr zu zerquetschen, damit die Flüssigkeit transparent bleibt! 
Bei Bedarf etwas Wasser hinzufügen, um insgesamt 1,3 Liter Flüssigkeit zu erhalten!
Die Flüssigkeit und den Zucker in einen sehr hohen Topf geben, zum Kochen bringen und bei Verwendung von Weißzucker ca. 35 Minuten und bei Verwendung von Braunzucker 40 Minuten garen. Mit einem Holzlöffel ständig umrühren.
Wenn die Flüssigkeit leicht sirupartig wird, ist es an der Zeit, sie in Gläser zu geben, die zuvor gebrüht wurden. 
Schließen Sie diese fest und lassen Sie die Gläser abkühlen, bevor Sie sie an einem kühlen, dunklen Ort aufbewahren.
Bei richtiger Lagerung ist dieser köstliche Honig sehr lange haltbar - ich habe Gläser aus dem Jahr 2016 und sie sind immer noch perfekt!

Hier gibt es ein Löwenzahn Gelee Rezept, das auch sehr lecker ist! ------ Guten Appetit!

mercredi 10 avril 2019

Happy Easter


Hello everyone!
At the moment there are a lot of challenges and inspirations for Easter and Spring cards! That's a good thing because I still have to add a little more to my stock!



Using a mask, I stamped several almost cracked eggs (Hey, Chick - sale-a-bration - SU 2017)
and used then Ink pads and a paintbrush to watercolor them. - I gave small wings to the two upper eggs...
Actually it was supposed to be a one layer card, but as it sometimes happens, something went wrong and I had to fussy cut the little scene to save it! - Now I'm happy with it!
Here you can see another funny chick from this set...




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Stamps: Eggs (Sale-a-Bration Set Hey, Chick by SU); Sentiment (Mia's Stempelküche)
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz (SU)
The violet is colored with a fel-tip pen

lundi 8 avril 2019

Underwater...


Hello everyone!
Yesterday, I discovered a new technique on Cornelia's blog that I absolutely had to try!


This is the result!


I absolutely loved this technique that Cornelia learned from Heindesign! If you want to try it too, don't hesitate - it's very well explained and very easy to do! ...and I think its fantastic!

I masked the card with masking tape that I ripped lengthwise to have irregular edges. Then I placed three small dots of different acrylic colors on a small sponge and applied the color from top to bottom and from left to right, overlapping slightly each time, and trying not to mix the colors too much between them....
I removed the masking tape and let dry the panel - which goes pretty fast with acrylic colours!
Then I applied white acrylic color on a flat surface, using an old credit card. 
I used this thin layer of color like an ink pad and was able to stamp all the images in this way. - It works really great! The only thing you have to respect is to wash the stamps as soon as possible with water and a toothbrush, so that the acrylic color doesn't have time to dry on the stamp! - Otherwise it's super easy to do!
Finally I added the sentiment, which I cut into three parts so that it looks not too massive.


I hope I have awakened your curiosity and creativity! - I wish you a lot of fun in case you try it too!
Have a nice week!





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dimanche 7 avril 2019

DotMCC-Challenge #2 - National Dandelion Day


Hello everyone!
One month has already passed since we started our DotMCC Challenge blog  ...and where we were so well supported by you! - Thank you so very much for your numerous, imaginative and wonderful creations, which you have linked to our first Challenge!

I hope you are ready to participate in our new challenge, which is: 

"National Dandelion Day" 
Always celebrated on 5th April.


Remember when we were kids, we had a lot of fun with these flowers! 
Picking a nice bouquet for mummy.... 
Tearing the stems lengthwise and throwing them into water - how beautifully they curled ...and what beautiful necklaces that made!
...and how we sent them on their journey with many wishes or just for fun, when they only wore white and fluffy heads! - That was nice, wasn't it?!



As you can see, my card is very simple! 
I chose the white, fluffy heads - in thought of all my beloved ones! 
A bit of blue Brusho pigments and water and the background was done! - I added some Bokeh with Cloud White from Versa Magic...  I then stamped the dandelions, tore the paper across, glued the panel to the card and added the sentiment. That was all!


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

There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate! 
...and it makes us happy! 😉 







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Stamps: Dandelions (Toga); Sentiment (American Crafts)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Cloud White (Versa Magic); Blue Brusho pigments

samedi 6 avril 2019

Joyeux Noël


Hello everyone!
Today is 52CCT - Day and as you know, every first Saturday of the month we have a sketch, to challenge you!



That's a five-minute card! 
2 minutes to think, 1 minute to emboss, 1 minute to punch and 1 minute to glue! 😉





When I saw the sketch, I immediately knew what I was going to do and so everything went really fast! - I think there is not much to say about it....

First I embossed the gold panel with my tweezers to mark the lines of the lower part of the sketch. Then I embossed this panel with a star embossing folder - and a white panel with a mistletoe embossing folder. Instead of the circle, I added the Joyeux Noël die-cut! I coloured the edge of the card with a black felt-tip pen.


And now it's up to you...
Happy sketching!





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Embossing: Stars and Mistletoe (Action)
Dies: Scrap Plaisir
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mardi 2 avril 2019

Good Luck


Hello everyone!
I'm in a cheerful mood today, so I made this colorful Easter card! 😊



I used a stencil (13 @rts) and Wild Honey Distress Oxide for the sunrise in the background. 
The cute rabbits and their eggs are die cut - they peek out through my "self-made grass". 
The lower border is finished with a narrow black stripe.
I didn't want an Easter sentiment and decided for the "Good Luck" - I think you can need that to find the hidden eggs! 😉






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Stamps: Sentiment (SU)
Inks: Wild Honey and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide)
Dies: Bunny and egg (Impression Obsession)
Felt-tip pens

samedi 30 mars 2019

Best Friends...


Hello everyone!
It's time for a little reminder on our current Dream Factory challenge! - Hoodwinked
Keywords: red riding hood, animals, forest animals, wolf...



A verry quick and easy card! 
I stamped several trees on a white panel and added a tiny wolf behind one of them. The little red riding hood is hand drawn and colored with a felt-tip pen. The panel is backed with black glitter foil and the sentiment is stamped just below - that's all!

I hope I inspired you with my little card!





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Stamps: Trees (SU); Wolf and sentiment are a gift from a friend
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Pear Pizzazz (SU); Mint Green (Action)
Felt-tip pen, Black glitter foil

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