samedi 29 janvier 2022

All is calm, all is bright... / Real Stitching

Hello everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week we are asking you for

Real Stitching

Long before I discovered stamping, I made lots of embroidered cards. So I had plenty of suitable stuff to make a card with real stitches or even embroidery. 

I used design paper as a background. I pricked the holes for the snowflake and then embroidered the design with thin gold thread. Attached a double bow of white organza ribbon and a added white stripe with a gold embossed sentiment to the bottom edge. The gold borders were an integral part of the card. Hope you like it.

Have Fun with stitching!

Linked up with:

Stamps: Sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Versamark
Gold embossing powder, ribbon, design paper, gold thread

vendredi 28 janvier 2022

Don't stop believin'

Hi everyone!
Christmas cards are just irresistible to me....
...and sometimes they are a little weird too 😏

It is gazing wide-eyed into the starry winter sky - but please don't ask me what kind of animal it is....
It's a Katzelkraft stamp from the "Les Dodus" set. The swirls are from Katzelkraft too, but no longer available.

I started by stamping the stars (the full are stenciled) and the swirls with Versamark and embossed them with white embossing powder. Sponged the background with 3 different shades of blue (Distress Oxide). So that the white designs came out again, I cleaned them with a paper towel. 
I stamped the animal and Santa with his reindeer. Stamped the animal once more on white paper, colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out. Did the same with Santa's sleigh (just the sleigh). I stamped the sentiment and attached the animal and Santa's sleigh. The snow hill at the bottom is a piece of torn and embossed paper.

Linked up with:
Tag Along with Isa - #tagalongxmas (FB Group)
Your Next Stamp - Seasons
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions



Stamps: Animal, swirl (Katzelkraft); Sentiment (Stampin'Up); Stars and Santa's sleigh (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Seedless Preserves (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); Versamark;
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
White embossing powder, alcohol markers

mardi 25 janvier 2022


Hi everyone!
It's Katzelkraft day and I am back with a new inspiration :)
For today's card, I used one of the fun animals from the "Les Australiens" set from the JAB collection.

The background is sponged with Distress Oxides + Inks and then stenciled with slighly darker Distress Oxides. 
Mixed yellow Distress Oxide with a little water, spattered it on the card and let it dry. 
I then stamped the animal and the hat. Stamped the animal again on bristol paper, colored it, cut it out and glued it on. 
The sentiment is stamped with single alphabet stamps. 

Hope you like that grinning kangaroo! - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used:


                Les Australiens                                          Les drôles d'accessoires

Linked up with:
Clever Dexter - Something New + Color Palette (I have had this stamp for years, but just used it today for the first time)
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a Critter
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes


Stamps: Animal and hat (Katzelkraft); Text (
Inks: Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey (Distress Oxide); Barn Door (Distress Ink);
Stencil: 13@rts

samedi 22 janvier 2022

Weihnachten ist, wenn...

Hi everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
The theme of this week is

Little Town

The small houses are die cut from a background created with Acrylic paints. The trees are die cut from the leftover of a cardboard that I had glittered in places. I cut a piece of white paper in a wavy shape and embossed it. Stamped the sentiment onto a piece of beige cardstock and trimmed it.
I pasted the pieces on and cut the panel a little smaller than the card base. Backed it with beige cardstock and pasted it to the blank card. As a final touch, I added a few shiny stars on top of the already stamped ones.
The sentiment says: Christmas is when the heart comes home.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Your Next Stamp - Seasons
Daisy Chain - Wintertime
Papercraft - Winter Wonderland
Sparkles Christmas - Winter's Scene
Four Seasons - Anything Goes Winter
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies



Stamps: Sentiment and little stars (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Early Espresso (Stampin'Up);
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Dies: Houses and tress (Kesi'art);
Acrylic paints, 

mardi 18 janvier 2022

Katzelkraft - The most wonderful time...

Hi erveryone!
I am back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration. has been a long time since I last used a ribbon.

For today's card, I used the emboss resiste technique. 
I stamped the snowflakes and embossed them with white powder. Sponged the whole surface with Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon (both Distress Oxide). Stamped some snowflakes with one of the blue inks, and a few text fragments here and there. I sponged the edges with dark blue ink, then wiped the snowflakes with a paper towel to make them appear white again. 
I embossed the white area underneath with an embossing folder. Cut the panel to size and added a dark blue ribbon. Added a light blue ribbon and made a bow. Finally, I pasted the panel to a blank card and added the sentiment using foam pads.

I used:


      CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKES               WINTER WONDERLAND                  

Linked up with:
My Time to Craft Christmas - Things beginning with "S" (Snowflakes)
Just Us Girls - Color Week - Light Blue/White/Silver (the silver is in the ribbon)
Make My Monday - Winter - Wherever you are!
Peace On Earth Christmas - Inspiration board
Taylor Made Cards 4 U - Anything Goes with optional theme: Winter Vibes
We Love 2 Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes


Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Ribbon, white embossing powder, embossing folder,

samedi 15 janvier 2022

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
This week we want to see

3 Shades of Brown

At first I stamped the Christmas tree in brown. Stamped it again with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear powder. Backed the panel with copper metallic cardstock. 
For the background, I sponged the entire surface with Crumb Cake (SU) and then stenciled stars with Early Espresso (SU as well). The edges I finished directly with the ink pad.
I cut the panel to size and pasted it onto a blank card. Adhered the Christmas tree and glued a small piece of ribbon underneath.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
ABC Challenge - "A" for Anything Christmas
My Time to Craft - Things beginning with "S" (Stencil and Stars)


Stamps: Christmas tree (Katzelkraft);
Inks: Crumb Cake and Early Espresso (Stampin'Up);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Clear embossing powder, copper metallic cardstock, ribbon

Les amoureux des bancs publics

Hi everyone!
Today starts our 100th challenge at Dream Factory
The movie for this month is: 

50 First Dates

We'd like to thank you on the occasion of our 100th challenge with some nice stuff! - Please go to the Challenge Blog, there you will find all the details about the Challenge and what you can win!

This time I made a tag. First I stenciled the hearts and heat embossed them in white. 
Stenciled the big heart in pink, masked it and sponged the rest of the area with blue Distress Oxide. 
Stenciled again some little hearts in darker blue with the firts stencil. Stamped with background stamps here and there and sponged the edges with dark blue and black ink. Used a paper towel to wipe the ink off the stenciled hearts so they would appear white. Added some doodles to the big heart.
I stamped the young couple on plain paper, colored them with watercolor and cut them out. Embossed the sentiment and cut it out as well. Pasted the pieces onto the tag. Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Tag Along with Isa - #TAGALONGLIVE (Facebook Group)
Time Out - In Love
Art Impressions - Get in Shape
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes



Stamps: All stamps are from Scrap Plaisir 
Inks: Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencils: Heidi Swapp
White embossing powder, watercolors,

vendredi 14 janvier 2022

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!
We're celebrating National Handwriting Day at the Day of the Month Card Club and I want to remind you of that with a few doodles...

The flowers and the two outer stems are stamps. The flower stems in the middle I doodled myself. 
I added watercolor to the flowers. After it dried, I spritzed the card with black and gold ink. The flowers got white splatters in the centers. The sentiment is handwritten and then slightly smudged with a little water.
I traced the edges of the panel with gold marker and then pasted it onto the blank card.

Have Fun!!

Linked up with:
Festive Friday - 100th Challenge (celebration - gold - splatters)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Birthday Goes


Stamps: Flowers and stems (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Noir élégant and Nuit blanche (Scrap Plaisir);
Watercolor, black permanent marker, gold ink, gold marker

mardi 11 janvier 2022

Katzelkraft - Ganz viel Schwein...

Hi everyone!
I am back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration.
Needed one last new year card and used the pig from "La ferme des animaux".

Next to the chimney sweeps, the toadstool, the four-leaf clover and the horseshoe, as well as ladybugs and frogs, 
the pig is the most popular symbol of luck in Germany and Europe.

I sponged some green at the bottom and some blue in the background. 
Stamped the pig, the lucky clover and the hearts.
The feet of the pig I have omitted by masking and then redrawn by hand.
Stamped two lucky clover leaves, cut them out and pasted one under the pig and one on his hand. 
Colored anything with alcohol markers. Stamped the sentiment, cut it into little labels and pasted them on as well.

The sentiment says: For you! So that you have a lot of pig this year!!!

So, I sent the person a lot of luck!

Hope you like this! - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

Maybe you are interested in...
- A pig had a high value in the Middle Ages. It meant food, offspring and thus prosperity. 
It then became a lucky pig and there is a custom of passing around a piglet in a basket on New Year's Day.

- The four-leaf clover is a world symbol and is supposed to connect the four cardinal points with the four elements fire, water, air and earth. 
On the other hand, the first leaf stands for fame, the second for wealth, the third for a faithful lover and the fourth for the best health.

I used:

Linked up with:
Just Us Girls - Inked or Sprayed Backgrounds
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an animal
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a featured critter
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place To Start - Anything Goes

Stamps: Pig (Katzelkraft); Big heart (Carabelle Studio); Lucky clover, little heart, tufts of grass and sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Alcohol markers, watercolor, white gel pen