samedi 30 janvier 2021

There is no place like home

Hello everyone!
It's half time at the Dream Factory, and I want to remind you of our current challenge "Operation Arctic"
A snowstorm is raging in the Arctic. In the middle of this ice desert stand three children, totally alone. Arrived there by mistake, nobody knows where they are....

The keywords are: Ice, snow, polar bears, snowy landscape, Arctic, children playing in the snow. 
But from now on, you can also get inspired by the movie poster and the title! - Isn't that great?! 

Not often that I do ATCs, but I felt like making something small and that's how these two came out.
The backgrounds of the ATCs are from leftovers. I embossed them two thirds and then glued on the colored and fussy cut subjects. (Stampin'Up and lora bailora) I backed the ATCs with black cardstock and added the sentiments.

Here is a single view of each. (the ice floe is hand-drawn)

Have Fun!! 

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ATC's mit Herz - Challenge #100 Alles geht
Sweet Stampers - Snow/Winter
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Stamps: Polar bears (Stampin'Up); Little girl and sentiments (lora bailora); tiny house (was a gift); the ice floe is hand-drawn
Inks: Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Alcohol markers, black cardstock

mardi 26 janvier 2021

Katzelkraft - When nothing goes right...

Hello everyone!
Time flies and we are already back to Tuesday! That means I have a new Katzelkraft creation to show.

I created this little scene using the bunny from the "Les Scargots" collection and the "Les Arbres Silhouettes" background stamp - combined with a quote from the "English Quotes" set and raindrops from the "Les Gouttes D'eau" set. I used Distress Oxide and a stencil to create the background and alcohol markers to color the bunny.

Hope you like it. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used:

les scargots katzelkraft               

Les Scargots - UGS : KTZ243           Les Gouttes D’eau - UGS : KTZ138     


English Quotes - UGS : KTZ139                         Les Arbres Silhouettes - UGS : KTZ250  

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The Sisterhood of Crafters - Create Your Own Background
The Male Room - Animals
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
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Simon Says - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Stencil: Little hearts (Craft Sensation);
Alcohol markers, washi tape

dimanche 24 janvier 2021

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone!
Last week I was lucky at the Crafter's Cafe. I won a gift voucher from sponsor Scribbles Designs and since Scribbles is celebrating its 8th birthday, I thought it would be fun to join the party.

I created the little scene on the computer using Scribbles digi stamps, printed it out and colored it with alcohol markers. All digis are freebies - only the sheep is one of the ones I got. To mark the special event, I put a flower in its mouth  ....and colored the sentiment in rainbow colors.
I made masks for the sheep and the sentiment, then used stencils and Distress Oxide inks to create the background. - Finished by adding a small strip of washi tape at the bottom. Actually, the card was only supposed to be 8 items - I think I have one too many - it was so much fun creating this scene that I lost count......

Happy Birthday Scribbles - hope you like it!

Linked up with:
Scribbles Designs - The Power of EIGHT
Simon Says - Make Your Own Background
The Male Room - Animals
STAMPlorations - Stencil Challenge
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes


Stamps: All digital stamps are from Scribbles Designs, except the "TO EWE" wich was created on my computer
Inks: Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Washi tape, alcohol markers

samedi 23 janvier 2021

Jouyeux Noël

Hello everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week we are playing with

Metallic Papers 

For the background I chose black cardstock debossed with gold metallic stars. 
The bottom part is made from a piece of recycled corrugated cardstock whose top edge was rounded with a die. 
The fir trees are die cut from self adhesive holographic foil and white cardstock. The sentiment is stamped on watercolor paper, cut to size and attached with staples.

Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Christmas Crafts all Year Round - Something that starts with A and/or B (Black Background)
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Happy Little Stampers - January Christmas Challenge
The 12 Month of Christmas - Clean & Simple
Your Next Stamp - Winter Wonderland

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Stamps: Sentiment (Florilèges Design);
Inks: Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up);
Dies: Deco Time
Cardstock, recycled corrugated cardstock, self adhesive holographic foil, staples

mardi 19 janvier 2021

Katzelkraft - Nice People

Hello everyone! 
It's Tuesday and I'm back with a new Katzelkraft creation, for which I used the funny bunny from the "Les Scargots" collection and a quote from the "Adventure Begins" set - combined with texture stamps from Scrap Plaisir.  

This card was not very complicated to do. I stamped some textures with different Distress Oxide inks to create the background. Then stamped the bunny, once on the card and once on white cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out with scissors. I added a little "shadow" under the bunny on the card to create some ground before I glued on the cut out bunny.

Hope you like it! - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used Katzelkraft stamps from these sets

les scargots katzelkraft      adventure begins katzelkraft

Les Scargots - UGS : KTZ243               Adventure Begins - UGS : KTZ203

Linked up with:
Path of Positivity - Look for the Positive
Always Fun Challenges - Use your Favorite Products (I adore Katzelkraft stamps and Distress Oxide inks)
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Make Your Own Background
The Male Room - Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter

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Stamps: Sentiment and bunny (Katzelkraft); Background stamps (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Pacock Feathers (Distress Oxide);

samedi 16 janvier 2021

Joyeux Noël

Hello everyone!
As you know, Saturday is 52Christma Card Throwdown day on my blog. This week we invite you to play with the following topic

...and I have neither stamp, nor punch for it!!!

But those who know me, know that does not stop me!

First I tried to make the bells - which was actually much easier than I thought at first! 
I punched out three different sized circles, colored them gray, and then cut two small slots in each bell. 
I also stamped small embellishments on each one and glued a string to them for hanging.

So, now that the most important part was done, I could move on to the rest.
I die cut the fir branch from white cardstock and colored it with alcohol markers. - I have a bunch of design paper and colored paper too, but never the one I want! - Do you feel the same way??
It was the same with the background. I designed it myself as well. 
I used the large black ink pad from Stampin'Up and wiped from top to bottom with light pressure over the white paper until I liked the result. Then I made small splotches with white ink and let it dry.
Meanwhile, I made a nice bow and glued it, as well as the bells and the branch to the card. 
Lastly, I stamped the beautiful sentiment from Scrap Plaisir, and adhered the whole thing to a white card base.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Christmas Card All Year Round - Somethinh that starts with "A" or "B" (B - Bells)
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes- Optional twist- Tie it up
Christmas Craft Creations - Ribbon or Twine
Digi Design Challenge - Show some Snow
ABC Christmas Challenge - A and B are for? (B for Bells)

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Stamps: Sentiment and little embellishments (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Black (Stampin'Up); Iced Spruce (Distress Oxide); Nuit blanche (Scrap Plaisir);
Die: Impression Obsession
Alcohol markers, Ribbon, 

vendredi 15 janvier 2021

A wonderful World

Hello everyone!
Today I invite you to the very first Dream Factory Challenge of the year. - You'll see a few things have changed....
For January we've selected the following movie

Operation Arctic
Keywords: Ice, snow, polar bears, snowy landscape, 
Arctic, children playing in the snow

After drawing the scene on several pieces of white cardstock, I cut out each layer, 
colored them in different shades of blue, and glued them on top of each other. 
Added some splatters of blue ink, the moon, golden dots and a sentiment from Katzelkraft. Voilà!!

For this card, I was inspired by a vector image of siberianart on VectorStock.

From now on, you can get inspired by the movie poster, the title
and/or the keywords - Isn't that great?! 

Please let us know if you like this new concept 
by leaving a little comment here or on the challenge blog. Thanks!!!

  Have Fun!!

Linked up with:
The Male Room - Animals
The Paper Funday - Use the Color Blue
Pearly Sparkles - Something beginning with "P"
Sweet Stampers - Snow/Winter

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Stamps: Sentiment (Katzelkraft); splattern (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Onyx Black and Deep Lagoon (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, pearl pen dots