mardi 16 juillet 2024

Katzelkraft - One of those Days...

Hi everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft card :)) 
This time I used one of the cute cat stamps from the Maryse Carrier Collection 




The cat is having one of those days and wonders if its flower is feeling the same.


A quickly made card. I colored the image with watercolors and then cut it out. I stamped a few patterns on a watercolored background and glued the cat on. The words that complement the quote from Katzekraft have been stamped with an alphabet rotary stamp.



Hope you like it. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft creation! ;)


If you would like to see more of my Katzelkraft creations, 
just click on the Katzelkraft label at the end of the post, or here.




I used:


...just click on the image to go to the store and see it in full size.




Linked up with:
CAS on Friday - Water Coloring
Triple B - Birds, Blooms and/or Butterflies
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes but must include an animal
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes





I used:
Stamps: Cat in a mug, background stamps and part of the sentiment (Katzelkraft); 
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Fosszilized Amber (Distress Oxide);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Watercolors, alcohol ink markers, white gel pen, embosing powder

lundi 15 juillet 2024

Wanderlust

Hi everyone!
Time for a new challenge at the Dream Factory
This month we picked a French movie entitled:


C'est la vie
A sense of Celebration


It's a funny and entertaining movie about a wedding set in the ambience of the 17th century.
 
We are celebrating all the occasions that make us happy! 
Birthday, wedding, retirement, promotion, baby, new house, new job, vacation, etc... 



The merry company has settled down comfortably around a campfire. 
They play music and serenade the moon. 

The animals, campfire and grass are from Stampin'Up. 
Tent, backpack, mug and sentiment are from Craft Senstions. The moon is from Katzelkraft. 
I colored the images with alcohol ink markers and then cut them out. The background is from the stash - made with acrylic paints on black cardboard. All I had to do was to stick the things on. 
I brushed a light white glow around the moon. Stamped the grass and musical notes and finally added the heat-embossed word Wanderlust. I cut it out along the letters so it wouldn't be too chunky. I hope you like my joyful fellows.



Have Fun! 




Linked up with:
The Male Room - Animals
Craft Rocket - Summertime
Just Us Girls - Summertime
Make My Monday - Let's Celebrate
We Love to Create Mixed Media - Anything Mixed Media Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes






Stamps: Animals, campfire and grass (Stamin'Up); tent, backpack and mug (Craft Sensations); Moon (Katzelkraft); 
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Fossilized Amber (Distress Oxide); Shark Tooth White (Atelier); 
Acrylic paint, alcohol ink markers, white Posca pen, embossing powder,

mardi 9 juillet 2024

Katzelkraft - To the Moon and Back

Hi everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft card :))  
Today I used Weevil, one of the new guys from Stampotique by Katzelkraft. 
As you might have already heard, the legendary Stampotique brand is now produced and sold by Katzelkraft. 




The background for this card has been waiting for months to finally be used... 
Today was its day! :))
It was created with the negative of a stencil. (When I work with a stencil, I almost always make a negative impression with the ink remaining on it). 
 Since the background was already finished, I had to cut out a circle between the branches to place the moon behind them. - I used yellow Distress Oxide to create a faint halo around the moon. 
I stamped the right and bottom edges with some background stamps. Colored the cat and the boy with watercolors and alcohol markers, then cut them out and glued them on. 
To finish my card, I added a heat embossed sentiment and scribbled some white lines under the cat and the boy's shoes.



Hope you like it. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft and/or Stampotique creation! ;)


If you would like to see more of my Katzelkraft creations, 
just click on the Katzelkraft label at the end of the post, or here.




I used:


...just click on the image to go to the store and see it in full size.






Linked up with:
Inkspirational - Use Stencils
The Paper Funday - Anything Goes w. opt. Twist: Critter Crazy
Alphabet Challenge - G is for Gentlemen (Maculine)
Papercraft Challenges - For the Boys
Creative Crafting Uncles - Embossing (heat or dry)
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes but must include an animal
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes






I used:
Stamps: Weevil (Stampotique by Katzelkraft); Moon, cat, background stamps and sentiment(Katzelkraft);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Fosszilized Amber (Distress Oxide);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Watercolors, alcohol ink markers, white gel pen, embosing powder

dimanche 7 juillet 2024

Beautiful Day

Hi everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at the Day of the Month Card Club
This month we are celebrating 


 National US Postage Stamp Day
Make something with postage stamps or design a card in the shape of a postage stamp.




I'm not a stamp collector, but I keep the ones I like because you never know! ;))
For today's ATC, I made a collage with three postage stamps and a photo of a woman, which I cut out of a packing.
The woman was holding something in her hand, which gave me the idea of replacing this with a bouquet of flowers. I had several postage stamps to choose from, but quickly opted for the poppies and the gentian. 
As you can see on the image below, I also replaced the woman's head with a stamped image.
At the bottom of the ATC I added a remnant of a die-cut and a piece of washi tape. The background of the ATC is a leftover I found in my stash and on wich I stamped some background text.  




I have made templates for ATC, cards, mini moo cards etc. (cut out of clear packaging). 
This gives me a better overview of the layout.



Have Fun! ;)





Linked up with:
PINspirational - Recycle or Upcycle
Try it on Tuesday - Here comes Summer
Beautiful Blossoms - Anything Floral Goes
We Love to Create Mixed Media - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/opt. twist: Floral Delight






I used:
Stamps: Background text, stamp and sentiment (Pinkpaislee); the woman's head (Ranger);
Dies: Crafter's Square
Washi tape,

samedi 6 juillet 2024

I'm not lazy

Hi everyone!
I have the great honor to be guest designer at  Sistehood of Snarky Stampers.


The theme of the challenge is:  
L is for Lindsay
in honour of their beloved sister Lindsey




Lindsey was a very creative person and a talented card maker. She loved cats and flowers and designed her cards in a rather clean and simple style.

I adapted my work to her style. The lazing cat on the book pile is from Katzelkraft. I colored the image with watercolors first and then darkened the shadow areas with alcohol ink markers. The quote is also from Katzelkraft. I backed the card with a holographic foil and then pasted it onto a blank card. Hope you like it.







Linked up with:
Cardz 4 Galz - Inspired by a Book (The Ghost Clause) 
Krafty Chicks - Use Stamps
Moving Along with the Times - Clean and Simple
CAS on Friday - Water Coloring
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes





I used:
Stamps: Cat on books and quote (Katzelkraft);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Watercolors, alcohol ink markers, holographic foil,

mardi 2 juillet 2024

Katzelkraft - Fresh your Day ...and Great News!!!

Hi everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft card :)) but first I tell you the great news!!!

You certainly know the legendary Stampotique brand! 
The stamps of this brand are now produced and sold by Katzelkraft
Isn't that great news? 
Stampotique stamps used to be sold mounted on wooden blocks, but from now on they are available as unmounted rubber stamps, just like the Katzelkraft stamps. This is much cheaper and saves space.
 
Katzelkraft has released a series of completely new stamps, as well as well-known older Stampotique stamps. 
And best of all!!! Gradually, the other oldies will be back on sale again! 



So this is my very first work with Stampotique stamps!

I've known about the Stampotique brand for a long time, but I've never ventured further than to look at on other people's creations - and now I'm really wondering why!
For my first project, I imagined this little kiosk, where a young girl offers fresh drinks. Hope you like it. 

I made the background with Distress Oxides, a stencil and Katzelkraft stamps. Kiosk, girl, jug and lemons are the new ones from Stampotique by Katzelkraft. I colored them all with alcohol ink markers, cut them out and glued them to the stenciled background. 
Added bits of washi tape at the top and bottom. Stamped the sentiment (found on Pinterest) with single letter stamps.


Hope you like it. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft or Stampotique creation! ;)


If you would like to see more of my Katzelkraft creations, 
just click on the Katzelkraft label at the end of the post, or here.





I used:



...just click on the image to go to the store and see it in full size.






Linked up with:
Try it on Tuesday - Here comes Summer
Dream Valley - Summer Colours
Crazy is our fame - Stencils are our Game - Anything Goes but must use a Stencil
We Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Pro Markers Challenge - Anything Goes/Pink, Blue & Yellow
 






I used:
Stamps: Exhale, Market, Produce Cube (Stampotique by Katzelkraft); Mini background and numbers (Katzelkraft); sentiment (found on Pinterest);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Spiced Marmalade, Mermaid Lagoon, Barn Door, Picked Raspberry, Speckled Egg and Festive Berries (Distress Oxide);
Stencil: 13@rt
Washi tape (AALL&Create), alcohol ink markers, glitter pen,