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

dimanche 9 janvier 2022

Cannelés de Bordeaux 😋😋😋

Hi everyone!
Today I made Bordeaux cannelés. Crunchy, sweet little bites with soft insides that are sooo easy to nibble on...

samedi 8 janvier 2022

The most wonderful time of the year

Hi everyone!
Ready for a new year of 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenges? 
The countdown starts today with our first challenge - a sketch (see below)

I used the sketch upside down because I liked it better that way.

Using a stencil and Distress Oxide ink, I placed trees in the background. I stamped the fir tree, masked it and stamped the deer. Colored both with alcohol markers. Added shadows on the trees with watercolor. Stamped the sentiment. Added white Acylic paint at the bottom and on the fir branches. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled glitter on top and then let it dry. I trimmed the panel, backed it with black paper and pasted it on a card base. 
I was lucky with the light when photographing the card. The shadows created by the unevenly applied acrylic paint add extra depth to the scene.  Hope you like this little scene!

52CCT - January Sketch

Linked up with:
Alphabet Challenge - T is for Trees
My Time to Craft Christmas - Things beginning with "S" (Snow)
Creative Knockouts - Celebrations
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
The Paper Funday - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Winter Landscapes


Stamps: Fir tree, sentiment and script (Katzelkraft); Deer (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Acrylic paint, glitter, watercolor, alcohol markers

vendredi 7 janvier 2022


Hi everyone!
We have a new challenge at the Day of the Month Card Club! This month we are celebrating

National Handwriting Day

Have you ever wondered if you have good handwriting? Have you looked at your friend’s handwriting with envy? With computer keyboards as the new writing method, we often forget the good old pen and paper method. This day encourages you to put pen to paper, and show off your skills!

My card is quite simple. I created the background using a stencil and Wild Honey (Distress Oxide). 
Then I stamped the feather and colored it with colored pencils. Embossed a narrow strip along the right edge and pasted washi tape to the bottom edge. Pasted the panel onto a card base of which I had previously colored the edges with Crumb Cake (SU). 
The Hello and the swirl I wrote with a calligraphy pen. Made splatters with the ink left in the pen. Hope you like it.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Fab 'n' Funky - Keep it Simlpe
Just Us Girls - Inked or Sprayed Backgrounds
Moving Along with the Times - suitable for a Lady/Girl
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Colour Crazy Craft -  Anything Goes


Stamps: Feather (Aladine - Stampo);
Inks: Wild Honey (Distress Oxide); Crumb Cake (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Craft Sensations
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Colored pencils, washi tape, calligraphy pen, 

mardi 4 janvier 2022

Katzelkraft - Happy New Year

Hi everyone!
It's Katzelkraft day and I am back with a new inspiration :)
But first of all, Happy New Year to all of you! Hopefully it will be better than the past two ....

Watson wishes us a Happy New Year, with lucky clover and ladybugs!

To create the background, I smooshed green Distress Oxide on the bottom area. Stamped shamrocks on the entire surface - using less and less ink towards the top. Splattered the whole thing with pink and black ink. 
Watson, his top hat, four shamrocks and the two ladybugs are colored with alcohol markers, cut out and glued on. Stamped the sentiment and added faux stitches around the edges. Pasted the panel onto larger black paper and then onto the blank card. Happy New Year is handwritten.

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

I used:


          WATSON L'ÉLÉPHANT                      ADVENTURE BEGINS 

Linked up with:
Time Out - New
CAS on Sunday - Happy New Year
Creative Crafting Uncles - Happy New Year
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


Stamps: Elephant, hat and sentiment (Katzelkraft); Shamrocks and ladybugs (Stampin'Up); Happy New Year is handwritten
Inks: Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Alcohol markers, pink and black liquid ink

jeudi 30 décembre 2021

A Merry Little Christmas

Hi everyone!
I want to remind you about our current challenge at the Dream Factory
The movie and theme for this month is 

Arthur Christmas

After Christmas is before Christmas - right? 

I created a background with Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon. Stenciled snowflakes with texture paste. 
Stamped the sentiment and the animals, colored with alcohol markers and cut everything out. 
Pasted the pieces on and added shadows - that's it!

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
C.R.A.F.T. - The Last Stretch


Stamps: All Gerda Steiner;
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, texture paste,