samedi 19 janvier 2019

Silent Night

Hello everyone!
Today is Saturday and we have a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!
Our challenge theme for this week is...

Silent Night.

When I saw our topic, I immediately thought of these beautiful watercolor Christmas cards from the past. I got some inspiration from Pinterest and then tried to capture my nostalgic thoughts on this hand-drawn card.

...and of course, I swapped my felt-tip pens for watercolors today!

I added a die cut branch that I also coloured with watercolour.
I cut a narrow strip of gold glitter paper with a serrated pair of scissors and stuck it on the right side of the card. -   
....looks a little torn like that!
The initial letters of the sentiment are painted with gold paint and then, like the roof of the church and the stars, embellished with Wink of Stella.

And now have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
Cute' N Crafty Christmas - Christmas/Winter

mardi 15 janvier 2019

Sweet Moments

Hello everyone!
First of all, I'd like to welcome all the new followers who have recently joined my blog - and of course also those who have been around for a while! -- Thank you for being here! <3

Well, we're already halfway through the month, and that means a new challenge at the Dream Factory! - This month's movie is...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik
Charlie et la Chocolaterie

Key words:  Sweets, fantasy, colorful, snow, England

There is not a lot of chocolate on my card except the chocolate cupcake, 
but it is very colorful and appetizing! 😋
The cupcakes are fussy cut and watercolored with felt-tip pens. 
I added some faux stitches with a quilting wheel along the edges.

Have much fun with this challenge 
....but do not salivate too much otherwise there will be spots!  😁

Stamps: Action
Inks: Onyx Black (Vesafine); Melon Mambo for the hearts (Stampin'Up);
Quilting wheel

samedi 12 janvier 2019

Let it Snow ☃☃☃

Hello everyone!
Today is Saturday and that means 52CCT day! - Our theme for this week is Purple and Green.

At first I wanted to do the card with a star embossed background but I thought that it would be too many stars. 
I picked up another sheet of cardstock and made criss-cross lines with a bone folder  ....and I liked that much better!
Snowman, deer and fir are from Scrap Plaisir and watercolored with felt-tip pens. 
Stars and snowflakes are from SU. 
The sentiment is cut from strong white cardstock and colored with black and purple alcohol markers. - I got the die from my friend Bettina at Christmas. 
I added a bit glitter with Wink of Stella to the snowman and to the snowflakes.

Have fun!

Linked up with:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Let it snow
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes with optional something new ( a new die for me)
Creative Craft Cottage - Winter

Stamps: Snowman, Deer and Fir (Scrap Plaisir); Snowflakes and Stars (SU);
Inks: Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz (SU); Alcohol Markers, Felt-tip pens
Dies: a gift from a fried
Wink of Stella

lundi 7 janvier 2019

Diamond Box

Hello everyone!
A few months ago I made this diamond box and oups,
..... I almost forgot to show it!

I never made this kind of box before and it was not that difficult. 
If everything is clean and well cut, there is no problem to make the box without the Envelope Punchboard!

If you also want to make such a box, here is a very good video tutorial in English 
and here a very detailed step by step tutorial in German.

Have fun with  BOX-ing ;)

Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Tranquil Tide (SU)
Dies: Butterflies and leaves (SU); Squares (Action) - I used them also for the triangles
Patterned paper, ribbon, 

samedi 5 janvier 2019

Christmas Wishes in a box + Tutorial

Hello everybody!
First of all, I wish you all the best for 2019! .... especially health and creativity !!
I hope you all had wonderful Christmas and New Year holidays!

I also want to be a bit more creative this year, because the last few years were reserved almost exclusively for a house construction! - Now it's done! ...And that's why I applied to 52CCT and joined the design team.
This means that from now on and throughout the year you will see a lot more Christmas cards on my blog - more precisely, one each saturday! I hope you like these cards as much as I do and I am delighted that I can show you the first one today!

Here we go!

We start with the sketch you can see on the design below.

Although I tend to clean & simple creations, I really enjoyed making this card! 
I used two sets of stamps from Scrap Plaisir and the corresponding dies. After I colored (Alcohol Markers) and die cut the individual images, I started making the foldable card.

January Sketch at 52CCT

When the card was done and all these nice little images were stuck on it, I added a narrow orange ribbon.

The card measures 12 x 12 x 1,5 cm when unfolded (...a little bit more with the embellishments), and 13,5 x 15 cm when flat. The concept is a bit like a mini pizza box, except that the flaps are just only on the side with the window so that the box can be folded.
It consists of four parts: the green box, a red frame, the white sheet with the sentiment for the background 

...and a support so that it stands well.
 -The ribbon stuck on the sides, so it does not bother when folding the card.

This is how the card looks flattened.

And because I am a very nice girl 😊, I made a tutorial for you! just have to follow the instructions below ;) 

Please click to enlarge!

Please click to enlarge!

Thank you for your visit and have fun!

Linked up with:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (must be Christmas or Festive related)
ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Anything Goes 
Stempelküche - Alles geht 
Papercraft Challenges - Merry Christmas

Stamps: Scrap Plaisir
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Alcohol Markers
Dies: Scrap Plaisir
Gold glitter paper, ribbon, patterned paper, Wink of Stella

mercredi 26 décembre 2018

For my Sistah...

Hello everyone!
Oh dear! Time has gone so fast ....!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Eve and that all of you have received many gifts from Santa Claus! 😉

Here is my last birthday card for this year!

My sister turned 55 yesterday and I made this card for her.
I used the leftover panel from which I cut the letters for the card of this post. I copied the letters onto a second piece of paper, then pressed different ink pads onto an acrylic block, which I then pressed onto the letters on the second panel.
I adjusted the part with the cut out to the colored letters, and inserted a black, glittering paper border on both sides.
Then I took a third piece of paper (a little smaller than the finished card) and stamped small balloons on it. - I watercolored them with the respective colors that I used for the letters. 
Before glueing the different panels on it, I colored the edges of the white card base with black felt-tip pen. I stamped the birthday sentiment and added a die-cut balloon.

Thanks for your visit.

Linked up with:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Color My Heart - Bold and Bright

Stamps: Balloons (Action), Birthday (Penny store)
Inks: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Pumkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin'Up): 
Dies: Action
Black glitter paper, Felt-tip pen, Twine

dimanche 23 décembre 2018

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone!
We have another birthday to celebrate!
This time it's Timeo's turn (my nephew's son) - he'll blow 6 candles tomorrow!

This is the card I made for him.

I bought some new dies at Action a few days ago and couldn't wait to try them. For this card I choose the HAPPY die. I used the letters - the remained panel is on the card that I'll show you tomorrow.
I used different stamps and ink pads to color the letters and glued them on a strip of acetat. 
I cut a part of the card and replaced it with the acetate. The visible part through the acetate is stamped with water droplets in gray ink. - BIRTHDAY is also stamped in grey.
After that I stamped the critters on the card and watercolored them with felt-tip pens. 
The orange balloon is added with a home made stencil. 
At last I added some pearl pen dots here and there.

Thanks for your visit!

Linked up with:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Color My Heart - Bold and Bright
Double Trouble Paper Crafting - 3,2,1 Recipe 

Stamps: Critters and water droplets (Stampin'Up); the green balloon (Action); 
Inks: Smokey Slate, Pumkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies: Action
Pearl pens 

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,

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