samedi 26 septembre 2020

'tis the season

Hello everyone!
Throughout September I had the pleasure of hosting the challenges at 52CCT. I hope you enjoy the partial stenciling technique I chose for the last of my September challenges.

I used three different stencils for this little winter scene - you can see them under the card.
I copied the fir shapes on scrap paper, cut them out and used them as a mask to create the background and to protect the already stencilled areas. 
After the stenciling I drew the contours of the trees with a black micro pen. Stamped the deer, some tiny stars and the sentiment, and added a small strip of washi tape at the bottom of the card.

If you are not familiar with this technique, you can learn it here and here.

Have Fun!!

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Stamps: Deer (Cats on appletrees); Sentiment and star (Lora Bylora)
Inks: Tranquil Tide and Tempting Turquoise (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencils: Scrap Plaisir, Stampin'Up and Deco Time
Washi tape

mardi 22 septembre 2020

Katzelkraft -- Relax, it's not a competition

Hello everyone!
I'm here with a new Katzelkraft inspiration.

Katzelkraft had the great idea to design the feet for the ostrich - now you can create totally fun images with this complementary stamp.....

From the beginning I had this idea of a pompom in my head and couldn't get rid of it. 
I had to think a bit, but once I found the solution, it was a lot of fun making this hilarious bird. 
I sponged the background with Distress Oxide inks and stamped then the oistrich and his feet - whitened some areas with bleach and then colored with alcohol markers. 
I made a pompom out of two colors of wool - cropped it a little bit and gave it the shape you see. As it was a little too light for my taste, I colored it with brown and black alcohol markers. Last step was the sentiment, which is also from Katzelkraft.

Hope you like it - see you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! 

The stamps I used:


Pattes D’autruche - UGS : SOLO159;  Tampon Autruche - UGS : SOLO088;  Relax, Citations Anglaises - UGS : KTZ222

Linked up with:
Creative Craft Cottage - Include an Animal
Sweet Stampers - Thngs with Wings
Digi Design Challenge Blog - Winged and/or Tailed Things
We Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes 
Creative Artiste - Anything Mixed Media Goes



Inks: Wild Honey and Iced Spruce (Ranger Distress Oxide); Pumkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Crump Cake and Early Espresso (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);

samedi 19 septembre 2020

'Tis the season

Hello everyone!

Throughout September I have the pleasure of hosting the challenges at 52CCT
It's starting to get cold in the north. I've imagined polar bears and/or penguins on your cards - one or both of them, it's up to you!

I used stamps from different companies and did some masking to create this one layer card in long size.
 The sledge is from Stampin'Up, the mountains and penguins from Scrap Plaisir (now Crea-Plaisir), the polar bear is a gift from a friend. Sentiment, fir and snowflake are from Lora Bailora.
I sponged the background with Distress Oxide "Mermaid Lagoon" and stamped some snowflakes with the same ink.  The images are colored with crayons, alcohol markers, glitter gel pens and micro pens. Hope you like it.

Have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
ABC Christmas - S for Snowy - T for Tinsel
The Paper Shelter - Animals and Pets
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes




mardi 15 septembre 2020

Katzelkraft - Thank you

Hello everyone!

I needed a thank you card and for this I used one of the brand new Katzelkraft stamps.

The elegant design of the beautifully stylized flower Soliflor caught my eye immediately, 
and it went straight to my wish list...
....and today to my card!

I did not want this delicate flower to be supplanted by too many colors or embellishments - so it became CAS.
I scribbled three different colors of Distress Oxide directly with the ink pad on an acrylic plate, splashed it with very little water and pressed it on a piece of watercolor paper. I let it dry and then stamped the flower. 
I colored with micro pens and crayons - stamped a tiny text on the right side and the "thank you" on the bottom left - backed the panel with black cardstock and glued it to a white card base. Voilà!

See you next Tuesday, with another Katzelkraft inspiration.

tampon soliflore katzelkraft
Soliflore - UGS : SOLO156

Linked up with:
Simon Says - Frame it
Red Little Wagon - Over The Rainbow
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes



Stamps: Flower (Katzelkraft); Thank you (Craft Sensations); Tiny text (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry (Ranger Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Micro pens, Crayons, White gel pen 

Wahre Prinzen....

Hello everyone!
Time for a new challenge at the Dream Factory. For the month of September we've chosen the following movie 

How to Train Your Dragon
Drachenzähmen leicht gemacht

True princes do not kill dragons for you.
They love you when you are one. (translation of the saying)

The range of my stamps, concerning dragons, is very limited and I didn't like the few I have. I found a few cute guys on the internet and two of them made it onto my card! - Yes, I am very fussy. LOL
Also the saying is out of the net and so it comes that the fir trees, at the bottom, are the only stamp on the card.
The background is sponged with Distress Oxide Inks and the images are colored with alcohol markers and glitter gel pens (the crown).

Hope you like it and maybe I see you soon at the Dream Factory.

Have Fun!!

Linked up with:
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Fantasy Goes
Simon Says - Humorous/Fun Card
Digi Design - Winged and/or Tailed Things
Always Fun - Make a Scene


Stamps: Fir tree (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio (Ranger Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Glitter gel pen, White gel pen,

samedi 12 septembre 2020

DotMCC - Challenge #19 - Reminder

Hello everyone!
I am back with a funny, big-eared elephant to remind you of our current challenge at Day of the Month Card Club

Elephant Appreciation Day

Looks more complicated than it is...
For the background I used design paper - the flowers in the left corner belong to it, the sentiment is handwritten and the little bird is a sticker.
Now for the elephant. I found it on the internet, copied it by hand using tracing paper, colored it with alcohol markers and then cut it fussy. All that remained was to stick everything onto the background - and voilà!

Did you know that...
- Elephants have the longest eyelashes in the world. They’re about 5 inches.
- their trunks have 40.000 muscles and tendons, and it takes about a year for them to learn how to use it.
- Elephants are one of the few animals with self awareness. Like humans, apes, and dolphins, elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror.
- an elephant never forgets, and that’s because of the size of their hippocampus, the part of the brain where memories are stored, is so large. Elephants have the largest brains of any land animal in pure mass!

Have Fun!!!

Linked up with:
Papercrafts - Animals
Creative Moments - Anything Goes + optional Make it Funny
Try it on Tuesday - Neat and Tidy
Time Out - Adventurous

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Alcohol markers, Sticker, design paper, 
The image is from the internet

Magie de Noël

Hello everyone!
All of September I have the pleasure of hosting the challenges at 52CCT
This week we have a color sheme for you. 

Black - Orange - Gold 
!! White is allowed !!

I don't know why, but at the moment I love strong colors - rather unusual for me, I know...

These beautiful stamps are from Katzelkraft and I still like them very much, even if they are pretty old now. 
(Unfortunately they are no longer available, but there are sooo many other beautiful stamps).  
I stamped the sentiment on the top half of an orange cardstock panel, embossed it half and glued a strip of black cardstock on the bottom. Then I covered a wider black stripe with coarsely woven ribbon, which is interlaced with golden threads.
I backed the gold embossed images with orange squares and stuck them to the stripe - actually the images are decorated with a fine frame, but I cut it away so that they didn't get too big!

I hope you like this.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
My Time to Craft - Embossing (wet or dry)
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Stinkin' Inkers - 3 of one item (3 squares)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

My Time To Craft!   Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog   Creative Knockouts

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Stamps: Katzelkraft
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Pumkin Pie (Stampin'Up); Versamark
Embossing: Deco Time (Action); gold embossing powder 

mardi 8 septembre 2020

Great News!!

 Hello everyone!

You can't imagine how excited I am! - Béatrice from Katzelkraft took me into her DT and today I'm posting my very first card as a team member. I am just soooo thrilled!! 
I have been using Katzelkraft stamps for a very long time, but from now on, you will see these great stamps on my creations more often and more regularly! 

Really hard to decide which stamp to use first - they're all sooo awesome! Last week was school start, so my choice went to these funny pens from the set "Les Mordants" - literally "the biters"
I sponged the background with distress oxides and used different stamps, stencils and inks to achieve what you see here. 
The sentences are stamped on small tags and then cut out - the answer of the blue pen is literally translated from German, this mostly results in totally funny sentences!

See you soon!

Linked up with:
The Happy Craft Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Mix it Up - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Pens "Les Mordants" (Katzelkraft); stamps for the background (Scrap Plaisir); letters for the sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Wild Honey, Fired Brick (Ranger Distress Oxide); Pumkin Pie (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black, Satin Red and Majestic Blue (Versafine); Cloud White (Versa Majic);
Stencil: Matha Stewart
Alcohol markers, googly eyes,

lundi 7 septembre 2020

Elephant Appreciation Day - DotMCC Challenge #19

Hello everyone!
Time for a new challenge at Day of the Month Card Club! This month we are celebrating the
Elephant Appreciation Day
celebrated on September 22

Elephant Appreciation Day is a great time to give these majestic and beautiful creatures the respect they deserve. Elephants are the largest land mammals on Earth, so it’s only right that they have a day completely dedicated to them.

So what could you do to celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day? 
Well, just about anything elephant-themed. A trip to the zoo, a family viewing of Dumbo, 
... or maybe create an elephant-themed card 😉 – the possibilities are endless.

I found this sweet image on the net. I colored it with alcohol markers and cut it fussy before sticking it on a piece of design paper. The rain drops are drawn with a white gel pen. The sentiment is from Stampin'Up.

Have fun!!

Linked up with:
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Creative Craft Cottage - Include an Animal
Let's Craft and Create -  Anything Goes + Best of Friends
Papercraft Challenge - Animals   
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with an Animal
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an Animal

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Stamps: Sentiment (Stampin'Up); Image (from the net)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Alcohol markers, white gel pen, design paper

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