jeudi 30 mai 2019

Come fly with me!

Hello everyone!
It's time for a little reminder on our current Dream Factory challenge! - Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver
Keywords: Locomotive, Dragon, Island....

I was inspired by the dragon in the movie! - No, not from the naughty one but from the sweet little one!
Little Smookie (Nellie Snellen) is hanging on one of the balloons I made with a homemade stencil and distress inks. After dyeing, I fussy cut and glued them to the top of the card. The tiny lines are drawn with black marker. I embossed the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock.

Ready ready to go?! 
You still have two weeks before a new challenge starts! 
Have fun!

Stamps: Smookie (Nellie Snellen); Sentiment (SU);
Inks: Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves (Distress Oxide), Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate (SU)
Versamark and white embossing powder

samedi 25 mai 2019

Do you already know the Eraser Technique?

Hello everyone!
It's Saturday and time for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week we have a technique challenge:

Eraser Technique

The basic equipment for this simple but very effective technique is very minimal. 
All you need is a piece of sandpaper, a pencil, a sharpener, a matching stamp, a stamp pad, a sponge and of course an eraser. 
What is still very important is hairspray, but I'll explain that below!

Here is my card, which I will explain step by step with the following pictures.

Here again the basic equipment for this technique. 
You can and should also use stencils, that makes it even more interesting! 
But for today I will only use the indispensable!

First I scribbled with the pencil on sandpaper to get graphite, which I then smeared with a small sponge on the whole surface of the white card stock. - Not too much, but not too little!
Then I stamped the penguins.  
....I won this stamp with this technique at Heindesign ....because actually the story started there! 
Last November my friend Gundi organized a challenge with this technique, which she had discovered at Heindesign. It immediately caught my eyes and of course I had to take part! Mr. Hein had provided this stamp for the Challenge and personally selected the winner according to his criteria! - You can imagine how happy I was!

Sorry, I was a bit long, but I had to tell the story!

Next I made a few snow hills with a torn piece of paper.

Then I started erasing the snowmen....
See, now they're getting white again!

I also made thick snowflakes - I just put on the eraser tip and turned it. should clean the eraser frequently so that nothing gets smudged! 

I watercolored the penguins with felt-tip pens and erased the snow hills a bit more. 
To make it a bit glitter, I covered the snowmen, the snowflakes and the snow hills with Wink of Stella.

I cut the panel to size and made faux stitches at the edges using my quilting wheel.

And now the hairspray comes into use! 
It is sprayed over the finished card, so that nothing can smear afterwards!
...and the second positive side, it smells good! :)

If you want to look at other examples, here are some of them: Here using a stencil, here using Kraft, here and here.

I hope I could inspire you to this super simple technique and look forward to what you do with it! 
Have fun smearing and erasing! 😉

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Stamps: Penguins (Heindesign); Sentiment (unkown)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine), 
Felt-tip pens, Wink of Stella, quilting wheel

mardi 21 mai 2019

Love You

Hello everyone!
When our grandchildren are on holiday with us, it has already become a habit that little Jeanne (8) wants to make a card with her grandma. Usually she's looking for an example to imitate it and granny helps as little as possible. She is really very meticulous and has a lot of patience to cut images with scissors, but above all she likes to use the Cuttlebug......

Here is her latest creation!

Jeanne adores her daddy and most of the time she makes a card to tell him how much she loves him - this one was no exception!
She found inspiration in one of my SU catalogs. She stamped all parts that were meant to be cut out herself, but she didn't dare to do it with the bird directly on the card - Grandma had to help! 
She cut out the squirrel, the tree stump and the hedgehog with scissors - the mushrooms were too small for her and I was allowed to help! She was most happy about the hearts because she could use the Cuttlebug! The background was my thing (Distress Oxide) and the speech bubble as well....

How do you like her little work?

Linked up with:
Send A Smile 4 Kids - For Dads From The Kids
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes

Stamps: All Stampin'Up
Inks: Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine)

lundi 20 mai 2019

Coffee first!

Hello everyone!
Personally I like tea and more particularly green tea with mint, but today I make an exception and I'll have a cup of coffee!   ....Would you like some too?

I used a nice set of stamps that I bought some time ago at Action. I fussy cut the cup and the coffee pot after coloring. The bottom part of the card is a scrap that was made with a stencil and Distress Oxide inks. I had kept it like so many others because you never know.... can be useful!
.....aaand I did well!!! - 'cause I am very happy with the outcome!
I had no matching sentiment, so all letters were die cut and meticulously glued one by one! - Huh! ...It says: Coffee first! The coffee pot sticks with foam pads.

Linked up with:
Less is More - Beverages
Pile it on - Beverages and/or Food (The strip at the bottom is from my scrap stuff) 
AAA Cards - Up To One Third + Optional Twist Bright Colours

Stamps: Cup and coffee pot (Craft Sensations)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Felt-tip pens 
Dies: Café (X-Cut); The small letters (Joy Crafts);

dimanche 19 mai 2019

Hello Spring!

Hello everyone!
Today it is very bad and cold outside and I want to brighten up this day with a colorful card that breathes spring! .......and to warm me up a little! ;)

I used Distress Oxide ink pads in 3 different colors and simply wiped them over the card. I stamped the bouquet and also used Distress Oxides for coloring. The forget-me-nots got a small yellow pearl pen dot as flower centre. I added faux stitches at the edges with a quilter wheel.

Whishing you a happy and sunny day...

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Crafty Catz - Use Buttons or Flowers
SheepSki Designs - Flower Power

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Stamps: Bouquet (SU); Sentiment (Mia's Stempelküche)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine), Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide)
Pearl Pen, Quilter wheel

samedi 18 mai 2019

Let's sing together....

Hello everyone!
It's Saturday and time for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week is a theme challenge:

Choral  𝆔🎜♪🎝

All the stamps on this card are from Scrap Plaisir (now Créa Plaisir). I masked the penguin and the teddy bear so I could place the other subjects behind them. I watercoloured with felt-tip pens. I masked everyone to put the merry men in a snow hill.
I made faux stitches on the edges with a quilting wheel before backing the panel with brown cardstock.

As you can see on the stamp set, none of the subjects have open mouths or eyes - I had to open them to make them sing! :)

I hope you will enjoy this challenge! Have fun!

Linked up with:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (must be Christmas or Festive related)
Sweet Stampers - Animals
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything but a square card

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Stamps: All from Créa Plaisir except the sentiment (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Snow hill - Turquoise (Stampin'Up)
Felt-tip pens, quilting wheel

mercredi 15 mai 2019


Hello everyone!
First of all, I'd like to welcome all the new followers who have recently joined my blog - and of course also those who have been around for a while! -- Thank you so much for being here! <3

Well, we're already halfway through the month, and that means a new challenge at the Dream Factory! - This month's movie is...

Jim Button and Luke the Engin Driver
Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
Jim Bouton: La Cité des Dragons

Keywords: Locomotive, Dragon, Island....

You won't find a single stamp on this card! Everything is drawn and written by hand. 
I colored with felt pens and a lot of water :)

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Try it on Tuesday - Lets Party 
Make my Monday - Yellow, Red and Green
AAA Cards - Up To The Third + Optional Twist Bright Colours
The Paper Players - Color Challenge

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dimanche 12 mai 2019

DotMCC - Challenge #3 - Reminder

Hello everyone!

Today I come with a new inspiration for our current Day of the Month Card Club Challenge.

The theme is...

Save the Rhino Day
...always celebrated on May 1st.

Let's celebrate as if there were no tomorrow
...that's what my rhino thinks while he plucks the guitar! 

Actually it is a dragon but I removed the spines on the back and so it became a rhino :)) I found the funny guy on the net and copied him by hand on transparent paper and then with tracing paper onto the card. - His little poop also drums with ...ha ha ha! 
The cactus (by Scrap Plaisir) was the last one I added by masking the two other images.
After the images were on paper, I watercolored everything with felt-tip pens, even the background! 
I created the sentiment with the computer and printed it on the panel, which I then glued onto a red bordered card.

Have Fun with our new challenge 
and schow us all your little, big, funny, chubby..... rhinos!
...and please don't forget that 3 of your fellow participants would be happy to receive a little comment 😉

There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate!

Linked up with:
The Paper Shelter - Colour it!
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Creative Knockouts - Funny Card
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Allway Anytging Goes with a Critter
Sweet Stampers - Animals (der Kaktus ist ein Stempel)
Fabrika Fantasy - Animals

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samedi 11 mai 2019

Frosty Christmas

Hello everyone!
It's Saturday and time for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week we're colorful:

Brown Silver Turquoise

I love these frosty colors for this kind of cards and couldn't resist make two!

The design paper for this card is homemade. I sprayed silver and turquoise alcohol inks onto a Teflon sheet and quickly mixed the colours with the edge of an old credit card and then pressed the white panel onto it. I had to do this twice because alcohol inks dry super fast. Then I stamped the deer and the trees with early espresso (all Stampin'Up), but it looks like I stamped them before I colored the background - a lucky coincidence I really liked! I backed the panel with wood grain embossed paper. I covered the diecut sentiment (Scrap Plaisir) with Wink of Stella before gluing it on.

For the second card I used a background stamp that my friend Gundi gave me for my birthday. ♥
I used felt pens and water for coloring. I covered a few images with glue and sprinkled them with ultrafine glitter, for others I only colored with glitter gel pens or traced the lines - on the poinsettia and on the twig there are even some perl pen accents.... I added a silver string to the panel before gluing it to the brown base card.

Linked up with:
Krafty Chicks - Stamp your own background (first card)
Throught The Purple Haze - I´ve got the Blues (first card)
CAS(E) this Sketch - Sketch (first card)
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed media goes (first card)
The Crafter's Cafe - Make your own Background and Use Dies and/or Punches (first card)
Mix It Up Challenge Blog - Anything Goes + Mixed Media (first card)

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Stamps: First card (Stampin'Up); I don't know for the second card
Inks: Silver (Adirondack); Mermaid (Ranger); Topaz Pigment Izink (Aladine); Early Espresso (SU);
Embossing: Sizzix
Dies: Scrap Plaisir
Silver string, glitter gel pens, perl pen, ultrafine glitter (brown, silver and turquoise)

mardi 7 mai 2019

DotMCC-Challenge #3 - Save the Rhino Day

Hello everyone!
Today we start our third Challenge at DotMCC! As with the first one, you also supported us very actively and variously during the second Challenge! - Thank you so much for all the great works you shared with us! 💗

Our new Challenge theme is:

Save the Rhino day
Always celebrated on May 1st.

This month we would like to draw your attention to the fact that there are animals that we may soon only see in the zoo! - The rhinoceros is unfortunately one of many, with today only five living species!!!

These massiv animals have lived on Earth for millions of years, but today they are threatened with extinction! Their habitat is becoming increasingly scarce, human greed knows no limits and these poor animals, just like elephants, are mercilessly killed for their lucrative horns!
Let us not forget that, like all other creatures, they belong to biological diversity and have been moving on Earth long before us!

Here is my chubby rhino...

I did it the cute way and one of the unicorns turned out to be a rhino! 
Everything is hand-drawn and watercoloured with felt pens.

Let's hope that rhinos will not become a mythical creature like the unicorns!

Colourful, funny, curious, cute or crazy, show us your rhinos! - We are looking forward to it!

There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate! 
...and it makes us happy! 😉 

Linked up with:
Animal Friends Challenge - Pferde / Einhörner
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Fabelwesen / Feen
Fabrika Fantasy - Animals

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lundi 6 mai 2019

Don't say no to cake...

Hello everyone!
I made this card over a month ago for my friend Cornelia! - It's time to show it ^^......

The cute frog is from Stampin'up. I colored with felt-tip pens and fussy cut it. The same thing happened with the cake and the flies (from SU too)! I glued all on the panel and added the sentiment! To add some texture, I stamped the edges of the white base card with a corrugated cardboard pattern before adding the finished panel. I think she liked it! 😊

Linked up with:
Seize the Birthday - Texture 
Krafty Chicks - Celebration
Creative Knockouts - Friendship


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Stamps: All Stampin'Up exept the corrugated cardboard pattern (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Felt-tip pens