samedi 30 janvier 2016

A deer

... crossed my path and,
it was perfect for the reminder at the Dream Factory!
The topic of the challenge is "Frozen" from Walt Disney.

To begin, I stamped the card background with deer antlers. 
Next, I used a star shaped mask and stamped the text on a white piece of paper. 
Then I stuck this little piece on a slightly larger brown paper and glued it to the card. 
And to finish, 
I punched the deer from gold paper and mounted it with 3D foam pads and some golden twine on my card. 

I really love how it turned out!

Have a happy day!

Stamps: Crafty Secrets (text), SU (antlers)
Inks: SU "Early Espresso"
Dies: Impression Obsession
Golden twine, foam pads

vendredi 22 janvier 2016

1, 2, 3, 4, .....10

As I told you in my last post, we had a Stampin'Up swap last saturday and I want give you some news!

10 to participate, we had choice between two requirements:
Blue color + snowflake  or  red color + star and 10 x 14 cm for both.

Here are my 10 cards ....

and this is what I brought home!

They are so beautiful - I love them all!!

vendredi 15 janvier 2016


No no, I do not mean the weather, I mean the movie ;)

Dear friends, it is time for a new challenge at the Dream Factory and this month,
we have selected "Frozen" from Walt Disney for you.
("Die Schneekönigin" for my German friends and "La reine des neiges" for my French friends)

You can use snowscapes and forest animals, snowflakes, snowmen, everything that has to do with winter!
....and maybe even what with crowns and princesses. ;)

I needed 10 cards for tomorrow's swap and...

... to start, I inked all the card bases in light blue. 
Then, I punched a big star in white cardstocks and stamped a big blue star over, - 
and tiny blue stars around the punched stars. 
To finish, I stuck them onto the card bases with 3D foam pads and added a silver bead 
and some silver twine to the centers.
The sentiment means something like: Let it snow!

For some more inspiration, take a look at this card
I made the nice guy for an earlier Dream Factory challenge!

Have much fun!


Stamps: Kesi'Art and Stampin Up
Inks: Versafine "Onyx Black" and "Deep Lagoon"
Die: Marianne Design
Silver beads and twine

samedi 2 janvier 2016

Sad news!

The year ended very bitterly for dear friends of us!
Fate has hit very hard and robbed their beloved son, husband and dad! - A heart attack at only 58 years !!

I hope that my card and the comforting words can relieve their pain,
.... be it only a little!

Take care!

vendredi 1 janvier 2016


Hello teamies, hello everyone!

I wish you a full year of happiness, joy, success and above all, good health!
--- I hope you had a smooth transition ....after all these glasses of champagne !! ^^ ;)

Ok! So, let's start the year with a new challenge at House of Cards!

For the beginning of the year, we've beautiful neutral colors and it would be great, if you can use them in combination with embossing! ....don't worry, colors only, or embossing only is very fine too!

I tried to use both of them and I must say, ....I like the result!
....and as you can see, I'm still in Christmas mood! --- we can never start too early !!

For my black background, I used "Whisper White" and the "Holly Jolly Greetings" stamps from SU. The sheet of vellum is textured with the "Softly Falling" embossing folder (also from SU) and the fir branch is a Memory Box die-cut. 
For the sparkle, I used a star sticker and some golden fibers!

I wish you great pleasure with the challenge!