dimanche 30 mai 2021

Be the best version of you

Helll everyone!
It's half time at the Dream Factory, and I want to remind you of our current challenge 

A Street Cat Named Bob
Bob, Der Streuner
Keyword: Cats! Funny, quirky, cheeky, cute or not - no matter how they look! ūüėļ

I punched out windows from a card blank, put a sheet of cardstock behind it and marked them. I stamped the cats in the marked areas and colored them with alcohol markers - the background is colored with aqua markers. Then I adhered the sheet with the cats under the opening and stamped the sentiment. Done!

Hope you like it! - Have fun!

Linked up with:
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes Coloring
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Gem of A Craft - Anything Goes


Stamps: Cats "Les Chats Russes" (Katzelkraft); Sentiment (Craft Sensations);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Dies: Deco Time
Alcohol markers, Aqua markers

mardi 25 mai 2021

Katzelkraft - Relax...

Hello everyone!
It's Tuesday and I'm back with a new Katzelkraft creation - and great news!!
Katzelkraft has a brand new release of gorgeous stamps! They're so beautiful, you don't even know which one to pick first! I received my new stamps last week and I think, I'm going to have a blast with them! - You should definitely check them out too!!

Here is my first card with the new goodies!

I used the boat from "Bord De Mer" and "Napoleon l'éléphant" - he is so cute, I fell in love with the pachyderm at first sight! And he comes with a whole pack of acsessories too!! (See the picture below)

I colored the images with alcohol markers and cut them out. I made the background using a stencil and Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon. I took advantage of the leftover ink on the brush to make clouds and also added a few splashes of watercolor. All I had to do then was glue the images on and stamp the sentiment. 

I used:

      Bord De Mer - KTZ256                  Napoleon L’√©l√©phant - KTZ268      Relax, Citations Anglaises - KTZ222     Les Chats Russes - KTZ152

Linked up with:
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Path Of Positivity - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Alcohol markers

samedi 22 mai 2021

Joyeux No√ęl

Hello everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week we want to see

Perfect Pearls
on your cards
...and you have two weeks to play!

Unfortunately, I do not own Perfect Pearls so I used Shiny Metallic Water Color Paints for this. 
Basically it is almost the same but can I use these with water only. (photo below)
I dissolved the silver paint with a little water to make a very thick liquid, then applied it to the stamp with a small sponge and stamped fir by fir on the pink cardstock to create the background. 
From the front view, you might think it's light gray,

...but as soon as you move the card even a little bit, you see how great it shimmers.
I cut out the dark red embossed deer and backed it with a circle of embossed light green vellum and a strip of design paper. I had to emboss the sentiment as well because you can't stamp over the shimmery pigments very well. They otherwise shine through!
Finally, I trimmed the panel, backed it with black cardstock and glued it on the blank card.

Shiny Metallic Water Color Paints - I used the silver one.

Hope you like it! - Have fun!

Check out this video and this video to see the many ways you can use Perfect Pearls!

Linked up with:
Inkspirational - Triangle
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge
Mix It Up - Anything Goes Layering

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Stamps: All Stampin'Up
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Embosing: Sizzix
Design paper, vellum, Shiny Metallic Water Color Paints 

jeudi 20 mai 2021

Magical Christmas

Hello everyone!
I have the honor to be guest designer at  CRAFT Challenge. The challenge theme is 


This adorable image is a digital stamp from Star Stampz, the generous sponsor for this challenge. 
I already had this one and I think it fits the theme. The little girl isn't sure yet how she's going to get the star on the top of the fir tree. - Next Christmas she will know for sure!

I first colored with crayons and then with alcohol markers. I masked the fir tree, the girl and the clouds and sponged the background with some Distress Oxide ink. I splattered white ink on the card and adhered the heat embossed sentiment with 3D foam pads. Hope you like it!

Linked up with:
Freshly Made - Sketch
ABC Christmas - K for Kids
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes


Stamps: Digital image (Star Stampz); Sentiment (The Stamps of Life);
Inks: Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves (Distress Oxide);
Crayons and alcohol markers

mardi 18 mai 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 used stamps from the "Les Mordants" set, and a sentiment from the "English Quotes"

I sponged a light grey circle on my card using a homemade stencil and then stamped the bones - from "Les Chiens", an older Katzelkraft set. I stamped and colored the dogs and cut them out using scissors. I embossed the sentiment on a black strip, tore it of along the lettering and glued it to the card. Finally, I adhered the dogs with 3D foam pads.

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

I used:

les mordants katzelkraft            

Les Mordants - UGS : KTZ241    English Quotes - UGS : KTZ139

Linked up with:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animals - Include an Animal
Sweet Stampers - Animals or Critters or Birds
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Love To Craft - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Iced Spruce (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Alcohol markers, white embossing powder

samedi 15 mai 2021

Need help with your birthday cake?

Hello everyone!
Today I invite you to play along with our new Dream Factory challenge. 
Our movie for this month is:

Bob, Der Streuner
A Street Cat Named Bob
Keyword: Cats. Funny, quirky, cheeky, cute or not - no matter how they look! ūüėļ

The story tells the meeting of a young Ex-Junkie and a wounded cat, and how they both get back on track, 
but we only want to pick the cat for our challenge! 
You can create for all kinds of occasions and combine with whatever you want -- just don't miss the cat! 

There are a lot of birthdays to celebrate in May, so my card ended up being a birthday card. Hope you like it!

Movie poster - Dream Factory

A bit of stenciling, some confetti, a strip of washi tape, a hand-drawn birthday cake and of course a cat - and the birthday card was done!

Have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
CRAFT Challenge - Birthday Bloghop
CCEE Stampers - Celebrating Chocolat Chip Day
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Cat (Katzelkraft); Confetti (Stampin'Up; Cake and sentiment (hand-drawn/handwritten);
Inks: Cracked Pistachio (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Alcohol markers, washi tape

Santa Claus is on vacation...

Hello everyone!
Today is 52 Christmas Card Throwdown day on my blog. This week's challenge is


Santa is still on vacation....
but believe me, he will be back sooner than you think!!!

I covered the blank card with a sheet of paper from which I had previously die cut a large circle. Then I placed a stencil on top and colored with Distress Oxide Wild Honey and Peacock Feathers to get the circular background.
I stamped and colored Santa and his surfboard, cut it out and adhered it with 3D foam pads. Both Santa and the text are from Stampin'Up. Hope you like it!

Have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
Little Red Wagon - Santa and Sea
The Male Room - Water/Beach
Simon Says - Stencil It!
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Lets get sentimental
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes + Optional Twist "Just Chill"

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Stamps: All Stampin'Up;
Inks: Wild Honey and Peacock Feathers (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Alcohol markers

mardi 11 mai 2021

Katzelkraft - Smile when it's raining + DotMCC Reminder #27

Hello everyone!
Today I want to remind you of the current challenge at Day of the Month Card Club, and since today is Tuesday, Katzelkraft is also in the game!!! 


National Escargot Day 
on Day of the Month Card Club

The background of this card is the negative print of a stencil I used for this card
Since it was already finished, all I had to do was add the stamps.

I tried to color the umbrella, like here, but ended up liking it better without, 
so only the snaill got a little color. Hope you like it too!

Have fun with the challenge! - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used:


Les Sgargots - UGS : KTZ243          Les Gouttes D’eau - UGS : KTZ138    Smile When It’s Raining - UGS : SOLO158

Linked up with:
The Male Room - Water/Beach
Cardz 4 Guyz - Monochromatic
Paperminutes - Create a Scene

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Alcohol markers