samedi 31 décembre 2016

Die letzte Karte aus 2016

....oder wie man das Jahr in Rosa beendet!! haha

La dernière carte en 2016
.... ou comment terminer l'année en rose!! haha

Hallo allerseits! ...heute sogar in deutsch und französisch bitteschön!
Salut tout le monde! ...aujourd'hui même en allemand et en français s'il vous plaît!

Eine etwas unrealistische Szene, aber warum nicht! - Manchmal darf man auch Rosa Schneeflocken sehen und erst recht zum Jahresende!

Une scène quelque peu irréaliste, mais pourquoi pas! - Parfois on peut aussi voir des flocons de neige roses et ce certainement à la fin de l'année!

Ich wünsche euch allen eine großartige Sylvester Nacht. 
Lasst die Korken knallen und habt irrsinnigen Spaß!

Je vous souhaite à tous une excellente nuit de la St. Sylvestre. 
Faites sauter les bouchons et amusez-vous follement!!


Stamps: Scrap Plaisir
Inks: Stampin'Up "Crumb Cake" and "Melon Mambo" (in second print and for the watercoloring), Versamark
Dies: Kesi'Art, Spellbinders
White embossing powder, enamel dots, silver twine, corrugated cardboard

vendredi 30 décembre 2016

Poor little Snowman!

No snow far and wide, and I'm supposed to build a snowman!?!? 

Hello everyone!

At the Dream Factory we will close the year with this beautiful story that is:      Miracle on 34th Street.
I would like to remember that you still have two weeks to do a little something. -- But no rush, take your time and let yourself be inspired by the beautiful creations of our design team!

I was dreaming of a white Christmas but snow! - So, my snowman is transparent * laugh *

and now I count the hours until the new year .......


Stamps: Scrap Plaisir
Inks: Versafine "Onyx Black" and color pencils

jeudi 29 décembre 2016


...lot of snow for the polar bear!

Hi everyone!
After the pink card from yesterday, I have a blue one today!

A very simple card! - I made it with my new stamps from Scrap Plaisir :)
Too bad, the snowflakes in the background are not very visible! - surely a little too much light during the shooting!

Oh, if only we could have snow here too !! ....just a bit for the fun!!


Stamps: Scrap Plaisir
Inks: Versafine "Onyx Black" and Versamark
White gel pen for the snowflakes and some frosty sparkle for the snow

mercredi 28 décembre 2016

Mouse Mouse Christmouse

Hi everyone!
Recently I bought some new stamps and an embossing folder

...and here is what I did!

... isn't that a cute little Christmouse?

See you tomorrow with a new card!


Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Versafine "Smokey Gray", Felt-tip pens
Embossing: Stampin'Up

mardi 27 décembre 2016

Santa Claus was here!

Hello everyone!
Last month I took part in a competition in a French card making magazine.
The theme was: a Santa Claus in any form.

You see, red and gray again but .... this time with some greenery!  ;-)
I did not win, but it was fun and it made a Christmas card more in my stock *smile*

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!


Stamps: Crafty Secrets, Stampin'Up, Maranne Design, Penny Black (on the locket)
Inks: Versafine "Smokey Gray"
Dies: Kesi'Art
Embossing: ???
Twine, Shrink plastic

dimanche 25 décembre 2016

Let it snow....

Hello erveryone!

No red today,    ...but I used the gray :))

I stamped the trees and the sentiment with Versamark 
and added some snow with a white gel pen - thats all!!

Have a wonderful Christmas day!


Stamps: Scrap Plaisir
Inks: Versamark
white gel pen

mercredi 21 décembre 2016


Hello everyone!
I still have some Christmas cards to show you these days and I hope you're not tired of seeing them!

Still in white, gray and red tones. I do not know why but I loved this combination this year! 
A few leftovers were enough for this ultra simple card!

Thanks for your visit and see you soon with a new card!


Stamps: Mia's Stempelküche, SU
Inks: Versafine "Smokey Gray"
Dies: X-Cut

mardi 20 décembre 2016

Season to Believe

Hello everyone!
I'm back with a new Christmas card!

This card is super fast to do !!
I used the large Stampin'Up stamp to make the background, which is glued on a white card. Then I stamped and embossed just the part you see in red, I cut it out and glued it on white paper. To finish I added a small star of birch bark and a red wire! That is all!

Hope you like it! 
See you soon.


jeudi 15 décembre 2016

Ho ho ho

Hello everyone!

Today I continue with the Dream Factory. Every 15th of the month there is a new challenge and of course we have dedicated this particular month entirely to the Christmas theme! 

The film we have chosen for this month is called ....

Miracle on 34th Street
Das Wunder von Manhatten
Miracle sur la 34e Rue

My card is, as often very simple!
First I cut a frame in white paper with a corrugated blade. Then I embossed a little bit bigger gray cardstock for the background and die-cut the panel with Santa Claus and the little snowflake out of white paper.
Next I stamped the text in white on red cardstock and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Finally, I stuck everything on a white card - and voilà!

More inspiration??? Please, hop to the challenge blog and look at the lovely projects of my teammates!

Thanks for watching!

Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Versamark
Dies: Stampin'Up, X-Cut
Embossing: Stampin'Up
White embossing powder

mardi 13 décembre 2016

Happy Birthday Dédé!

Hi everyone! 
Today it's Dédé's turn!  - he celebrated his birthday a few days ago!
Dede is the shortcut of André (Andreas in German), ...a kind of nickname.

Dédé (my brother in law) loves motorcycles and cars but this year I did not want to make an umpteenth card with one of these machines on! So I did circles, tracks, and lines ....

...and all this very colorful - that's why I kept the bird colorless! - just with googly eyes ;)
In the speech bubble you can read: You did not take one more wrinkle!!

Have a pleasant day!

Stamps: Katzelkraft, Stampin'Up and other stamps, whose name I lost
Inks: Dew Drop "Sunflower Yellow", SU "Melon Mambo" and "Bermuda Bay", Versafine "Onyx Black"
Some pearl pen and Glossy (bird's eyes )

jeudi 8 décembre 2016

Little whisker!

Hi everyone!

It was my son's birthday and  ....he looves cats!

When I saw this guy, my heart immediately melted for him!! --  think it's a boy  ;-)
I found the "little mustache" so cute, that I had to have it for this birthday card!!

The original, "Happy", is a Georg Williams drawing 
and I obtained the permission from his daughter Katherine Williams 
to post this reproduction on my blog!

It is not a direct, but hand-drawn copy
...and it is not intended for sale or for profit of any sort !!!

Many thanks to Katherine Williams for allowing me to share this card!
Wishing a happy day to all of you!


"greeting cards and prints featuring "Happy" can be purchased in the online shop".
Website ( and 

dimanche 4 décembre 2016

Purple, pink, silver...

...and a bit of black is also there!

Hello everyone.

First I want to welcome two new readers. 
Mariangela Mesquita (no blog found) and  Karin Gerlinde. - Nice to see you here!

Today's card is very simple and leftovers can be used very well!

The only ornament, a thick linen thread! 
The die-cut is Scrap-Plaisir. I cut it twice and used the second color to fill the hearts and the firs, 
then I stuck it with some foam pads.
The purple panel is structured with a SU embossing folder and the stamp is from WOJ. 
That's all! 

I'll go to play with 52CCT for the "Pick a previous 2016 Challenge" and for which I chose the "May Stash Challenge"

Thanks for reading and for the always so nice comments. <3
Have a nice day

jeudi 1 décembre 2016

House of Cards - Blog Hop and DT Call

Das volle Bild gibt es ganz unten auf der Seite zu sehen   ;)
Vous pouvez voir l'image complet tout en bas de la page;)

Schönen guten Tag an alle!
Schon wieder sind sechs Monate vorbei und das bedeutet Blog Hop bei House of Cards!

...dieser Blog Hop ist gleichzeitig ein DT Aufruf !!!
Für genauere Informationen besucht bitte den  HOC Challenge-Blog!

Der Hop läuft vom 1. Dezember 6:00 Uhr bis 15. Dezember Mitternacht.

*** Die Blog Hop Gewinner werden am 20. Dezember bekannt gegeben ***

Bonjour à tous! 
Six mois sont encore passés et cela signifie Blog Hop chez House of Cards!

....ce blog hop est en même temps un appel DT !!! 
Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez s.v.p. consulter le HOC Challenge Blog! 

Ce hop se déroulera du 1er décembre 6h00 au 15 décembre minuit

*** Les gagnants du Blog Hop seront annoncés le 20 décembre.***

Wir haben ein wunderschönes Bild als Inspiration, für das JEDER KARTENSTIL willkommen ist!
Nous avons une magnifique photo d'inspiration, pour laquelle TOUT STYLE DE CARTE est bienvenue!

Macht eine Karte und verlinkt sie auf dem Challenge Blog!
Créez une carte et il liez-la au Challenge Blog!

Bevor es losgeht, möchte ich euch unsere Sponsoren vorstellen, die wie immer tolle Preise für euch haben! 
Avant de commencer, je tiens à vous présenter nos sponsors, qui ont comme toujours de superbes prix pour vous! 

Preis: Stempelset
Prix: Un ensemble d'estampilles

Visit My Online Store
Preis: Wahl von 1 Stempelset oder 3 einzel Stempel
Prix: Choix de 1 ensemble d'estampilles ou 3 images simples

Preis: Drei Produkte Ihrer Wahl!
Prix: Trois produits de votre choix!

Cute As A Button Designs
Preis: Wahl von 3 einzel Stempel
Prix: Choix de 3 images simples

Damit ihr einen dieser Preise gewinnen könnt, solltet ihr auf dem Challenge Blog und bei jedem DT Mitglied einen Kommentar hinterlassen, denn die Preise sind versteckt und es werden Zufallsziehungen auf den Blogs gemacht, wo sie sich verstecken! :)
...... von hier aus geht es weiter bei Ruza.

- die vollständige Hop-Liste findet ihr auf dem Challenge Blog!
Nachdem Ihr auf allen Blogs kommentiert habt, macht eine Karte und verlinkt sie auf dem Challenge Blog, für eine weitere Gewinnchance! ;)

Pour que vous puissiez gagner un de ces prix, vous devriez laisser un commentaire sur le Challenge blog et sur le blog de chaque membre du DT, car les prix sont cachés et il y aura des tirages au sort sur les blogs où ils se cachent! :) 
...... après moi, ça continue chez Ruza.

- vous trouvez la liste complète du Hop sur le Challenge Blog!
Après avoir commenté sur tous les blogs, créez une carte et il liez-la au Challenge Blog, pour une autre chance de gagner! ;)

Und hier sind meine Kreationen zum Blog Hop.
Et voici mes créations pour le Blog Hop.

Sie macht auch bei MHKDesings November Challenge mit!
Elle participe également au challenge de novembre chez MHKDesings!

Diese beiden Karten sind mit dem wunderschönen Digi Stempel aus dem Set "Christmas Candles" von unserem Sponsor MHKDesigns gemacht.

Ces deux carte sont faites avec la superbe estampille digitale du set "Christmas Candles" de notre sponsor MHKDesigns

Und hier noch zwei.... -- et voici encore deux....

...auch hier habe ich den Digi Stempel "Kitty Christmas List" von unserem Sponsor "Cute As A Button" zwei mal verwendet. 

...ici aussi, j'ai utilisée deux fois l'estampille digitale "Kitty Christmas List" de notre sponsor "Cute As A Button".

!!! Habt ihr euren Kommentar hinterlassen? 
Dann drücke ich euch die Daumen und wünsche viel Spaß 

!!! Avez-vous laissé votre commentaire?  
Alors je croise les doigts pour vous et vous souhaite beaucoup de plaisir

Vielen Dank für euren Besuch!
Merci de votre visite!


mercredi 30 novembre 2016

Noah Reminder - Blog Birthday Winner

Hi everybody!
Two more weeks are over and it's time to remember the current challenge at the Dream Factory!

NOAH = animals, animals and ....animals ;))

Look at this, a cute little worm teases the bird !!

At the same I want to announce the lucky one who won this prize, which was offered by me during the Blog Birthday Challenge at the Dream Factory last month. 

Congratulations, Karin Gerlinde! You won! 
....Please contact me

Stamps: SU, Katzelkraft (the bird), the worm is hand drawn
Inks: Versafine "Onyx Black" and felt-tip pens
Pearl pen and silver glitter glue

dimanche 27 novembre 2016

Hoot Hoot

Hallo allerseits!
Bonjour tout le monde!

Heute hab ich eine kleine Eule für euch.  
Aujourd'hui, j'ai un petit hibou pour vous.

Die Karte ist auch wieder sehr schlicht gehalten. Nur das Motiv und ein bisschen Embossing. 
Die einzige Verzierung, ein hellblauer Faden den ich ins innere des Kreises klebte!

Cette carte est également très simple. Juste l'image et un petit peu d'embossage. 
La seul décoration, un fil bleu clair que j'ai collé à l'intérieur du cercle!

Danke für's gucken ;) Bis bald mit einer neuen Kreation!
Merci d'avoir regardé ;) A bientôt avec une nouvelle création!

Stamps: Art Impression "Beanie Whoot", and Mia's Stempelküche
Inks: Versafine "Onyx Black" and felt-tip pens
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Light blue thread

vendredi 25 novembre 2016

Gold, Black and White

Keine Sorge,
...ja, ich kann noch deutsch und französisch schreiben aber das nimmt viel mehr Zeit in Anspruch und deshalb schreibe ich jetzt mehr in Englisch - ich weiß es ist nicht perfekt aber ich versuche es so gut wie möglich!!

Ne vous inquiétez pas,
...oui, je sais encore écrire en français et en allemand mais cela prends beaucoup de temps et c'est un peu la raison pour laquelle j'écris plus souvent en anglais - je sais que ce n'est pas parfait mais j'essai de faire le mieux je peux! 

Wieder eine super einfache Karte, für die man sehr gut Reste verwenden kann!
Die Stanze "Noël" ist letzte Woche bei mir eingezogen! - Sie wollte einfach nicht mehr so allein im Laden hängen und endlich in Einsatz kommen ;) ...und das von Hand ausschneiden wäre hier doch etwas Nervenaufreibend geworden! *lol*
Gold-Glitter Karton, - wie ihr seht habe ich sie gleich in sehr kostbares Materiel beißen lassen!! 

Encore une carte super simple, pour laquelle vous pouvez très bien utiliser des restes!
Le poinçon "Noël" est arrivé à la maison la semaine dernière! - Il ne voulait plus rester accroché tout seul dans le magasin, et enfin entrer en usage;) ... et découper ça à la main, aurait surement pas été bon pour mes nerfs! *lol*
Papier pailleté or, - comme vous le voyez je l'ai laissé tout de suite mordre dans du matériel très précieux!! 

Das ist alles für heute aber ich komme bald wieder mit einer neuen Karte!
Voilà tout pour aujourd'hui mais je reviens très vite avec une nouvelle carte!


Die: X-Cut
Embossing: SU
golden twine

mercredi 23 novembre 2016


Hi everyone!
The last days we had misty and rainy weather and this means - time for crafting --- I love rain 😉

....and guess what I did! 
Lots of Christmas cards .....that I'll show you the coming days

Let's start with a very simple card!

A white card as base, three scraps of paper, a sentiment stamp and some enamel dots or rhinestones,
...this is all what you need for this card!

For the tree, I cut a triangle into which I cut 3 small triangles on each edge - this goes very fast! 
Of course, you can use a die-cut to go even faster! ....not sure! ;)
Just stick all this little things together and choose the sentiment you love! 

This is all from me today - hoping you like this very simple card!

See you soon, 

mardi 15 novembre 2016


Hi everyone!

... this is our movie title for November at the Dream Factory.
Mainly you can use animals ... maybe combined with water, boats, wood, etc.

..... I need more Christmas cards!

Some firs and stars and of course a deer, to respect the theme ;) - and that it shines beautifully, it was punched out of a gold glittery cardstock - the text strip is also coupled with a little bit golden. 
I only used white paper for this card. The edges and the strip are dyed with Colorbox "Mint".

Wishing you a great week!


Stamps: Stampin'Up, Scrap Plaisir (text) 
Inks: Colrbox "Mint", Stampin'Up "Early Espresso"
Dies: Impression Obsession
gold glitter cardstock

mardi 1 novembre 2016

Many Layers

Hi everyone!

We are the first of the month and this means that we have a new challenge at House of Cards!
For November we would love to see many layers. You can use the image, or just the colors of our inspiration photo and if you're very inspired, you can even use both of them!

...take a look to what I have done

Not often, that I make cards with many layers and embelishments - but it happens! 
When I make such cards then always for people who are very close to my heart. 
I sent this birthday card to my sweet niece in Germany .....she loved it so much!
....On the original stamp there is a pitcher and a glass of lemonade instead of the cake. - I colored with felt-tip pens. 

Hope I could inspire you - not really by using the color palette but much more by the layers ;)

And here is the inspiration pic. 

Use the image, the colors or both! 

Thank you for reading!

Until next time....  ;)

Stamps: Penny Black, Stampin'Up, Belles'n Whistles
Inks: Versafine "Red Satin", "Deep Lagoon", "Toffee", Stampin'Up "Pear Pizzazz" and "Early Espresso"
Dies: Stampin'Up, Joy Crafts, Memory Box
Design paper, Pearl pens, Felt-tip pens, Buttons, Fabric, Corrugated cardboard, Ribbon, Seams, Brad

samedi 15 octobre 2016

Happy Birthday DF!

Hello there! I'm back, with fresh news from the Dream Factory!

Another year has passed and we are delighted that you still love to join us! That's why we want to celebrate our Blog Birthday with you!
For our birthday you can win some little prices at each design team blog - Yeah :))

This month we have a double theme: Twilight + Halloween.
You can show us anything concerning vampires, werewolves, love or simply Halloween.

To win one of these little somethings, simply go to the Design Team blogs and leave a comment there you are automatically in "the pot"  ;)

Bettina - Conny - Simi - Andrea - Vicky ....and of course me!

.... and here is my creepy little card  (ôô)

For the background and moon I used grey and black ink and for the solar eclipse orange ink and yellow felt-tip pen. 
The bats are made with a homemade stencil and black felt-tip pen.
The trees are Katzelkraft stamps but the sentiment is handwritten. I punched a key (from Obsession Impression) twice, to use only the key head on each end of the sentiment panel.
The final image is layered with a black cardbord on a white card, whose edges have been stamped with a Stampin'Up stamp and grey ink.

Here is the price you can win on my blog! 

It's not a very big thing - some stickers and stamped images, lot of die-cuts
and of course the halloween card I made.

I hope you want to win this little something -  you just have to leave a comment
and I will draw a random person among all!

Now, it's up to you!
.....we are looking forward to your creations!

Happy stamping, knitting, sewing and....  GOOD LUCK! ;)

Stamps: Katzelkraft, Stampin'Up
Inks: Versafine "Onyx Black", "Smokey Gray" and "Habanero", Dew Drop Brilliance "Graphite Black"
Dies: Obsession Impression
Felt-tip pens yellow and black, tiny silver brads, foam pads

mardi 4 octobre 2016

Embroidered sieve.

Hello everyone.
Today I'd like you to show something unusual from me ^^
....but first, I am happy to welcome my new follower June Macfarlane (sorry, no blog found)

I saw some embroidered sieves on Pinterest and I wanted to make one - just to see.
Because the thing is vaulted, you can not as easily work the back, as with an embroidery hoop, each end of embroidery thread should be immediately hidden by the following, otherwise it is not possible!   .....or you must end your work with many knots --- not very clean!
This little thing cost me a lot of nerves, but when it was finished, I was really happy with the result!

Here is a closer view (please click to enlarge)
I hope you did like this somewhat unusual thing.

Very simple card, eh!

.... BUT, if you pull the tab, colorful blooms come to light!
The blue pattern are stamped with Stazon on acetate and attached to the colorful paper, by using the tab.
This tutorial shows very well how such a card is made.

Bye for now....

Stamps: Stampin'Up, WOJ, 
Inks: Stazon, Stampin'Up
Dies: Stampin'Up, Memory Box,
Punch: Stampin'Up
Acetat, patterned paper, foam pads

samedi 1 octobre 2016

Gatefold card

Hi everyone!

We are the first of the month and this means there is a new challenge at House of Cards. In this challenge we want to do some folding, but don't be afraid -- it's a very easy thing!
Do you know Gatefold cards?? ----- because this is what we would love to see  ;)

Look here is mine.....

It was very easy to do --- one folding on the left and the same on the right and I had my base card! 
I cut two panels from my homemade patterned paper (one for each gate) and I also cut a square from a white cardstock in which I cut another square to get a matching frame. Then I embossed the frame and inked it with "TEAL" from Colorbox. Next, I cut a square of corrugated paper in the same size as the square "inside the frame"--- at the same time I reduced the small white square of a few millimeters and glued it together with the corrugated paper.

To finish, I stamped the images and fixed the square with the frame to the card. ( The frame on the left gate and the square on the right gate)
The very last thing was to add the die-cut and some shimmer! 

I hope you like it .....

Now, look at this picture and create a gatefold card and/or use the colors.

Happy folding! 😉