mardi 30 octobre 2018

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone!
...just a quick reminder on our current Challenge at the Dream Factory.
You know This month's movie is Happy Family and you can play with monsters, vampires, Frankenstein, werewolves
.... in short, everything that goes with Halloween!

After stamping the spider, I embossed the panel and sponged some black ink here and there on the bricks.
The little monsters are hand-drawn. I colored them with felt-tip pens and fussy cut them. The eyes of the green monster are made with the "BOO" leftovers of my second card
I stamped the bat, fussy cut it, and gave him tiny googly eyes.
Some weeds and a pretty spooky flower with a googly eye grow on the ground.
The green monster sticks on foam pads.
I stamped the Happy Halloween, cut it out, colored the edges with black felt-tip pen and stuck them to the panel.
The panel is glued on a slightly larger white base card with black dyed borders.

The first step on this card was stamping the tree, the castle and the cemetery on white cardstock. 
I added spooky eyes to the tree and around the castle (with Versamark ink) and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged the background with yellow, orange and purple ink. - You see, the eyes did not take the colors because I clear-embossed them before!
I added a piece of embossed black cardstock and the die cut BOO with the googly eyes at the bottom of the card.
The last step was the bats, I sponged them with a homemade stencil.

Have a Happy and terrific Halloween  ūüėĪ

Linked up with:
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Halloween

First card:
Stamps:  Bat, Spider, Flower and Grass (Scrap Plaisir; Sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Pear Pizzazz (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versfine°
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Felt-tip pens, Googly eyes, 

Second Card:
Stamps: Cemetery and Castle (Scrap Plaisir); Tree (Katzelkraft); 
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pumkin Pie and Fresh Fig (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versfine);
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Dies: BOO (X-Cut);
Black fineliner, Googly eyes, Clear embossing powder, handmade stencil - the bats,

dimanche 28 octobre 2018

Black & White...

Hello everyone!
Today I play with Muse Christmas Visions, where Muse Lindsay inspires with clean and simple Christmas trees!

Here is my version ....

This card is pretty easy to do!
I die-cut three firs from different papers and added pearl pen dots to the black and the white. - From the patterned paper fir I kept only  the inner part.
I spritzed black ink on the background and stamped the sentiment on a small strip of white paper. I glued the strip with the sentiment and added a white organza ribbon over it. I also added a strip of lace with silvery fibers (or something like that) above the sentiment.
I cut a second panel - a bit bigger than the first and colored its borders with black felt-tip pen. I put both panels together, added the firs and stuck the whole thing on the white base card.

Here is one of Lindsay's beautiful inspirations!

Linked up with: 
Crafter's Castle # 10 - Anything Goes with Option Winter / Christmas
Craftyhaselnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Less is More - Dimensions

Stamps: Sentiment (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies: Fir (Scrap Plaisir)
Black and white pearl pen, Patterned paper, Organza ribbon, Lace (or something similar), Black felt-tip pen, Black ink spray

mercredi 24 octobre 2018

Merry Christmouse!

Hello everyone!
...yes, another Christmas card! ūüėä Today I play with 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas Pets

I think rats are pets .....sometimes even unwanted! - Don't you think so? 

I took one of my Katzelkraft Rats and gave him a Santa hat. The Christmas Tree (Stampin'Up) is embellished with sequins and rhinestones and a star on it's top. The pot in which it stands comes from an Aladine stamp set. 
I colored with alcohol markers. The sentiment is also from Stampin'Up.
I stuck the scene onto an embossed piece of white cardstock and then onto the card.


Linked up with:
Crafter's Castle # 10 - Anything Goes with Option Winter / Christmas

Stamps: Christmas Tree, Santa hat and sentiment (Stampin'Up); Flower pot (Aladine), Rat (Katzelkraft)
Inks: Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Alcohol markers, Sequins, Rhinestones, Golden glitter cartstock

mardi 23 octobre 2018


Hello everyone!
....for days I turned the Twofer challenge back and forth and had no idea,
but today.......

....was a good day!

Little Gorjuss picked crisp apples and made an apple pie for you!
....and I had lots of fun coloring it in using felt-tip pens and alcohol markers.

I stamped the tree, the girl, the sentiment and some leaves on the card. - Everything else was fussy-cut after coloring and glued to the card. ( apple is still hanging on the tree)!
Originally the basket is a cup cake of which I cut the cake to get the basket.
I slightly sponged the background with blue ink.

And now to the apple pie!

The "apple pie" letters are die cut. 
Eggs, apples and bowl are stamped, everything else is hand drawn. (I cut the bowl a bit smaller to fit it)
To get the gingham in the background, I traced lines with alcohol markers.
After coloring with alcohol markers, I fussy-cut the pictures, stuck them on the card and wrote the recipe with black fine liner.


Linked up to:
Crafty Calendar - Autumn (the card with Gorjuss)

Stamps: Apples, Leaves, Girl (Gorjuss); Basket/Cup Cake (Inkadinkado); Sentiment, Eggs and Bowl (Stampin'Up); Tree (Hero Arts); 
Inks: Alcohol markers, Felt-tip pens, Onyx Black (Versafine)

lundi 15 octobre 2018

Monster Birthday

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at the Dream Factory! - This month's movie is

Happy Family

Monster, Frankenstein, werewolves, vampires are the keywords for this topic.

I do not have any stamp that could fit this theme, so I had to be creative! 
I dropped a few drops of ink on white paper and blew it with a straw.
I stuck googly eyes on each of the spots, and here they are! - Three cute little monsters. Aren't they?

I wish you a lot of fun with this challenge!
See you soon

Stamps: Sentiment, (Stampin'Up); Texture on the base card (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Vert Bambou, Rose Guimauve, Jaune Citron, (Scrap Plaisir);
Dies: Joy Crafts
Googly eyes, Black fine liner

samedi 13 octobre 2018

Christmas Greetings

Hello everyone!
Hard to believe that another week has passed!
Time really flies too fast .....and so it happens that I show you another Christmas card today!

I made this card is for the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

This week, the keyword is "silver" and I was not stingy with it!
I stamped the background with tiny Christmas images and added some pearl pen dots to the berries. I stuck a piece of aluminum foil on white cardstock and embossed it. I cut a slightly larger piece of turquoise blue cardstock and stuck the embossed piece on it.
I die-cut a star of white corrugated cardboard and another of white cardstock.
I cut out a slightly smaller star from the corrugated cardboard star and another one from white cardstock.
I glued the big star frame to the big cardstock star. I stamped the sentiment on the little white star and stuck it in the star frame. Lastly I inserted thin blue wire between star and aluminum foil. 

Linking up with:
Allsort challenge blog - Christmas 

Stamps: Unknown
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Smokey Slate (Stampin'Up);
Embossing: Action
Dies: Scrap Plaisir
Wire, Pearl pen, Corrugated cardboard,

lundi 8 octobre 2018

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!
Yes, it got me! - here is another Christmas card.
I played with the sketch at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

... and that's what came out!

I kept my card in a clean & simple style.
...So lucky, I found this circle die in my assortment and thought that it would fit very well! - The deer was just the right size and I liked it too.
The strip of patterned paper looked a bit too empty, so I added a die cut star border at each side.
The background is embossed with Pinewood Planks embossing folder (Stampin'Up).
To put the embossed part further forward, I stamped the edges of the base card with a texture stamp and gray ink.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Joyeux No√ęl and Texture (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Smoky Slate (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Dies: Circle (Scrap Plaisir); Stars (Action); Deer ???
Embossing: Stampin'Up

samedi 6 octobre 2018

Silent Night

Hello everyone!
Christmas is around the corner and I need to refresh my card stock!
Today I made a card for the Muse Christmas Visions challenge. - Once again I was inspired by Muse Cornelia and I really had fun to CASE her card!

Night falls and slowly it gets dark above the village.
...for the background, I've pretty much stuck to Cornelia's example - because it is soo beautiful! ūüėä
I colored the background with alcohol markers and then stamped the firs. I die-cut the village and replaced the windows of the houses and the church with colored cardstock. I added the stars with white gel pen. The sentiment is heat embossed.

Cornelia's card

Linked up with:
Crafter's Castle # 10 - Anything Goes with Option Winter / Christmas

Stamps: All Stampin'Up
Inks: Tranquil Tide and Whisper White (Stampin'Up); Alcohol markers
Dies: Stampin'Up
White gel pen

jeudi 4 octobre 2018

Under the mistletoe

Hello everyone.
I have to hurry because the challenge at  Christmas Cards Throwdown ends tomorrow!

I have used this stamp already here, but in a slightly different way. 
For this card I cut out the image after coloring and pasted it over the banner. 
The card is not embossed and the banner is different too.
I used my favorit coloring technic - scribbeling with felt-tip pens on an old CD and then use the ink with a water brush.

Have a nice day 

Stamps: All Stampin'Up
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Felt-tip pens, staples

lundi 1 octobre 2018

Thank You

Hello everyone!
Today I come with the new challenge of House of Cards. For this month, we selected beautiful colors and/or autumn flowers. (See the inspiration photo below)

I wanted to make a thank you card.

.. and here is what came out!

I started by making a flower but admit that I had no idea what I was going to do with it! - Pushed it from one corner to the other and could not figure out how to place her. I took a thin black strip and played with both, the strip and the flower. - Still no idea!
I added a silver strip to the black ...and I liked - a vague idea was born!
I added a bright yellow spot but found it was still too empty! .... a bit of embossing might be nice!?
Said and done! .... but before embossing, I stamped the big Thank You! - after I would surely have trouble! ;-)
To emboss I choose one of the embossing folders that I found at Action some time ago and then sponged the edges with grey ink .... I just loved the result !!
Now I was on the right track! The flower, as well as the stripes got their place.
Finally I stamped a tiny text on the top left - just to balance.

...Inspired? ....Want to join us? - We look forward to your creations!

Have fun!

Autumn Flowers and/or Colors
Image result for design seeds autumn

Stamps: Flower and Leaves (Stampin'Up); Tiny text and Sentiment (Action);
Embossing: Embossin folder (Action)
Rhinestones (for the stamens of the flower), Silver foil, black cardstock strip