vendredi 30 novembre 2018

Snowman Soup

Hello everybody.
A quick reminder for our current challenge at the Dream Factory - Gostbusters.
It's about ghosts, demons, love and marchmallows - believe me,
you can make very fun cards with it.

I'm back with marshmallows - they fits so well with the winter time ...

Today I have a yummy snowman soup for you. 
Just follow the recipe and make yourself as comfortable as possible ...
I copied this Marshmallow snowman by hand from the computer and watercolored it with felt-tip pens. - A little Wink of Stella on it and ready!

How happy he looks, sitting in this hot bath....

Linked up with:
Crafry Catz - ANYTHING GOES with optional twist Too Cute
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

The Marshmallow Snowman is an image from Printable Cuttable Creatables

samedi 24 novembre 2018

...and because

I wanted to see how it looks on a white card, there is also this one with the eraser technique.

Hello, me again! 😉

It's almost the same card as in the previous post, but in white! 
Here I added an embossed panel and worked with black glitter cardstock instead of gold.
I stamped the image with Tranquil Tide and colored the berries with Real Red (both Stampin'Up). - Added also a bit Wink of Stella to the berries.
Otherwise, everything is made exactly as on the card from the previous post! - just no gold splatter, and the sentiment is different too! :))

...would you tell me which one you like better?

Linked up with:
Papierelle - Eraser technique
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes + make your own background
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday
Stamping Sensation - Get Ready For Christmas

Stamps: Holly leaf (Action); Sentiment (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Tranquil Tide and Real Red (Stampin'Up); "Nuit Blanche" (Scrap Plaisir); 
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Dies: Square (Action)
Black glitter cardstock, Wink of Stella

Eraser Technique

Hello everyone!
I had another idea for the erasing technique that I learned recently from Papierelle and that I've already presented in this post and in this one.

Today I tried this technique on Sahara Sand cardstock (Stampin'Up). 
It's not as effective as on white paper, but it has its charm!

I sponged the graphite dust on a small piece of cardstock and stamped the image in dark brown. 
I erased the areas of the berries and leaves to regain the color of the cardstock. I colored the berries with white gel pen before fixing the graphite with hairspray. - Some white and golden splashes and it looked pretty good!
I pasted the small panel on a slightly larger piece of gold glitter cardstock, stuck this on the white base card which also got a few gold splashes and added the sentiment.

Linked up with:
Papierelle - Eraser technique
Stamping Sensations - Get Ready For Christmas
Hiding in my Craftroom - Any Holiday

Stamps: Holly leaf (Action); Sentiment (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Early Espresso (Stampin'Up); "Nuit Blanche" (Scrap Plaisir); Gold pigment ink
Dies: Square (Action)
Gold glitter cardstock, white gel pen

mercredi 21 novembre 2018

Clic, clic...

Hello everyone!
No Christmas card today, but lots of photos!

Last Saturday our Stampin'Up demonstrator, Alex (it's a lady), hosted a mega workshop (we call it a CROP), where we created a great photo album. We were about 40 girls and a boy (yes, one dared), and we worked from 9 to 17 o'clock. 
We had to keep up with it to be ready in the evening!

Photos are not in it yet, but I still wanted to show you some pictures of my work.

When closed (with a magnet), the album measures 22 x 15 x 4 cm.

The brown part on the left is folded like an accordion and closed by a ribbon. 
Five portraits can find place in it.

The second part is designed as a booklet, with small, medium and large pages. There is enough room for 13 to 14 pictures and embellishments.

The booklet on the right is designed to the opposite of the one on the left and there is also room for 12 to 13 photos plus embellishments.

At first glance, it might not look like that, but there is enough room for 30 10x13 photos!
... hope you can imagine!

Thank you for stopping by!

mardi 20 novembre 2018

A Christmas hi...

Hello everyone! 
Only 4 weeks left until Christmas...

The theme this week at 52CCT is Snow globes.

I used one of the funny Santas from the stamp set So Santa by Stampin'Up.
The snow globe was created by punching a circle on beige card stock. I made sure that the circle was not totally punched out and left 1 cm uncut at the bottom. I folded the punched part forward and cut it at 1.5 cm. - So I had the base for my snow globe. I cut this small part again from red cardstock. I stamped the text, embossed it in white and stuck it on the snow globe base. - Folded it up again, masked the bottom of the panel with a piece of paper and squirted white ink on top. - Embossed the lower part, folded the snow globe base forward and stuck it.
I marked the punched area on a white base card and stamped Santa Claus, watercolored it with felt-tip pens and then stuck the panel with the snow globe to the base card.

Also linked up with:
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Winter Layers
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Simon Monday Challenge Blog - Let it Snow
Cards in Envy - Santa Baby

Stamps: Image and text (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); White ink spray "Nuit Blanche" (Scrap Plaisir)
Dies: Spellbinder
Embossing: Sizzix/Stampin'Up
Versamark, Felt-tip pens, white embossing powder

jeudi 15 novembre 2018

Oh what fun it is to ride…

Hello every one!
We have a new challenge at the Dream Factory - this month's movie is


You can play with ghosts, demons, love and

.....marshmallows 😊

I opted for this cute marshmallow snowman wearing ear muffs to keep him warm while sledding down the snowy slopes on a delicious chocolate sled with candy cane runners! The image is colored with felt-tip pens and the slope is sponged with Tempting Turquoise (Stampin'Up)
The fluffy snowflakes are glue dots sprinkled with glitter. The text is made with two different stamps and die cut letters. The letters are also coated with glue and sprinkled with glitter ....was a fussy job!!
Before sticking it to the base card, I pressed the edges of the panel on the Tempting Turquoise ink pad.

...a closer view of the word mix.
"winter" is colored with silver glitter pen.

Have fun!

Linked up with:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Optional Twist / Christmas / Winter

Stamps: It's a world (Stampin'Up); Winter (Lora Bylora); in the (hand written); Marshmallow Snowman (Digital image from Printable Cuttable Creatables)
Inks: Onyx black (Versafine), Tempting Turquoise (Stampin'Up) 
Dies: Die cut letters (Joy Crafts)
Felt-tip pens, Glue, Glitter, silver glitter pen, 

dimanche 4 novembre 2018

Let it snow...

Hello everyone!

I'm back with a new card and this new eraser technique that I introduced you yesterday.
I saw this at Papierelle, where there is also a challenge and a full tutorial to it! 
Join in - a cute little snowman stamp is waiting for a lucky winner!

It's so easy to do and requires very little equipment!

No stencil today!

I stuck Washi tape on the edges of the card and sponged the graphite dust on the whole surface. 
With the help of a torn piece of paper I set a few darker accents at the bottom. 

I stamped the images and began to erase the inner area of the snowman. - Look at his belly, he's white now!

After I erased the snowman and the deer clean, it was the snowflakes' turn.
My eraser is like a pen, I pressed and turned the tip of the eraser on the paper and thick, fluffy snowflakes appeared. This worked really well!

After coloring, I fixed with hairspray and added Wink of Stella to the snowman and the snow hills.

Normally it should have been a one layer card but like a fool I stamped the card upside down!!! 
Now I have a two-layer card! hahaha

See you soon!

Linked up with:
Papierelle - Eraser Technique
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Optional Twist / Christmas / Winter
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes / Optional Twist / Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Get ready for Christmas

Stamps: Snowman, Deer and Trees (Scrap Plaisir); Sentiment (Lora Bailora)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Pencil, sandpaper, sponge, eraser, hairspray, felt-tip pens, and Wink of Stella

samedi 3 novembre 2018

Who needs snow?!

Hello everyone!
Today I would like to point out a technique that was totally unknown to me until a few days ago! I saw this on Papierelle, my blogger friend Gundi's blog. It's not difficult at all and thanks to Gundi's detailed tutorial, anyone can reproduce it.
There is also a challenge to this technique on her blog - check it out, give it a try and if you link up your card, you might win a super cute snowman stamp!

What you need for this is really minimal: Stamps, ink pads,

a pencil, sandpaper, sponge, eraser, hairspray or some other fixative 
and possibly a stencil and markers.

I used Katzelkraft's three penguins and a sentiment from Stampin'Up for my card. But first I applied the stars using a stencil, and the graphite dust I got by scribbling with the pencil on the sandpaper. 
I stamped the penguins and then erased all that was inside their bodies.
I colored the beaks, the feets and the eyes with felt-tip pens and added the sentiment. 
I used hairspray to fix the graphite dust - otherwise it smears!
I put a cap on the little penguin's head to keep him warm! 😊
Before pasting it on the base card, I colored the edges of the panel by pressing them on a turquoise ink pad.

Did I make you curious? - It's so easy, try it! .... I'm sure you'll have fun!

Linked up with:
Papierelle - Eraser Technique
Alphabeth Challenge - P is for Penguin
Aud Sentiments - Use a funny sentiment
Animal Friends Challenge - Winter

Stamps: Penguins (Katzelkraft); Sentiment (Stampin'Up); cap (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Onyx Black (Vesafine), Tempting Turquoise (Stampin'Up),
Stencil: Scrap Plaisir
Pencil, sandpaper, sponge, eraser, hairspray, stencil and felt-tip pens

Joyeux Noël

Hello everyone!
Today I am very excited! - Why? - Because this week I am guest designer at 52CCT!!

I created my card based on the sketch at 52CCT and...

...I absolutely wanted to try my new embossing folder! 

Three quarters of a piece of cardstock (slightly smaller than the base card) are embossed with my new toy! :)) 
....and so that everything goes smoothly, I have already stamped the sentiment before embossing!!! 👍
I covered the unembossed part and sprayed silver shimmer spray on the embossed side (unfortunately not visible on the photo ...even with good eyes), then sponged the edges with gray ink.
I also embossed a strip of turquoise cardstock - this time with a piece of linen fabric, to get that pretty texture that I love so much. - Stamped some stars and snowflakes with Versamark and marked the edges with a quilting wheel.
The Christmas balls are cut from holographic paper and fixed with foam pads.

Christmas is in less than two months  ....maybe you need some more cards! 😉

Linked up with:
CAS Mix Up November Challenge - Embossing folder + Stamp + Your choice (Die cuts and Holographic paper for me)

Stamps: Joyeux (Scrap Plaisir); Noël and Stars (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Smokey Slate (Stampin'Up); Versamark
Dies: Christmas balls - the small (Action); the big one and the fasteners (Kesi'Art); 
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Silver thread, Silver shimmer spray

jeudi 1 novembre 2018

Vintage Christmas

Hello everyone,
it's me again with another Christmas card! :) ....this time for 52 Christmas Cards Throwdown - Masking.

Like in the old days .....

I mixed stamps of several companies to do this card. Tree (Stampin'Up), cat on the left (Docrafts), cat on the right (Toga) Baubles (Scrap Plaisir). The lady and the sentiment are from a set that I bought on the flea market - I don't know the name of the manufacturer.
To get the little scene, I stamped the two cats first. I masked them and then I stamped the lady, which I also masked, so I could stamp the flowerpot and the tree afterwards.
The Christmas balls were fussy cut after coloring and glued on.
Everything is colored with alcohol markers exept the cats, they are colored with watercolors.
At the end I masked everything again and sprized silver shimmering spray on the card. Unfortunately, this is extremely difficult to photograph and the small sparkling droplets are not visible in the image! ....sorry for!

Thanks for visiting and for your always so nice comments.

Linked up with:
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas is coming
Crafting by designs - Get ready for Christmas

Gold & Pearls

Hello everyone!
We are the first of the month and that means a new challenge at House of cards!
This month we want Gold and Pearls and/or Colors - (see our inspiration photo below)

....I still need Christmas cards!

It's not often that I work with patterned paper but today I made an exeption! :))
The gray basic color suited well and as all the pattern were white, I just had to color them in the tones that I needed!
I colored the Christmas balls with a gold gel pen and sprinkled them immediately with gold glitter. - On some other patterns I only used pearl pen. The stars are colored with gold gel pen - a few foliages and flowers with colored pencils. The larger snowflakes are decorated with half-pearls!
I stuck the embellished paper on a white card and then glued a golden zig zag ribbon on the edge.
Finally I stamped the sentiment vertically next to the ribbon.

That's what the paper looked like before it met my gel pens, colored pencils, pearl pens, gold glitter etc ......!

Gold & Pearl accents and/or Colors
Image result for design seeds gold

...have fun!

Linked up with:
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas is coming
Crafting by designs - Get ready for Christmas

Stamps: All Stampin'Up
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Gel pens, colored pencils, pearl pens, gold glitter, half-pearls, patterned paper, ribbon,