mercredi 30 juin 2021

Happy Birthday

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

Der Weisse Hai

What do you think of my catsharks? Totally cute, right?? 
I found the images on Shutterstock, copied them by hand and transferred them to the card. I colored with alcohol markers. The sentiment is handwritten. As a little extra, I added a narrow strip of washi tape at the bottom.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Make My Monday - Cats or Dogs
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Clean and Simple
Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
Dream Valley - All Occasions
Passion For Markers - Clean and Simple
A Place To Start - Create your own challenge (Card + Birthday + Mixed Media)

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Images (Shutterstock), Alcohol markers, washi tape, Black permanent marker

mardi 29 juin 2021

Katzelkraft - They said...

Hello everyone!
Tuesday is my Katzelkraft day. My card for this week is made with one of the adorable "Les Lapins" stamps from the new release! These little fellows are so cute, I couldn't resist making another card with one of them. 
Here you can see last week's one.

I stamped the bunny and the carrot bundle, colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out.
I stenciled the bottom part of the background with green. To hint at the sky, I pressed blue Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of acetate, splashed water on it, placed it on the card, and then dragged it across the card to spread the color. Want to see the process - click and watch the video
I adhered the bunny and carrots to the card and added a narrow strip of washi tape to the bottom. Ah yes, the bunny got glasses and a hat too! (both from "Les drôles d'accessoires" set) The sentiment is computer generated.

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

I used:


    Les Lapins - KTZ271                                    Les drôles d'accessoires - KTZ156

Linked up with:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamping - Something beginning with "B" 
Bastel-Traum - Animals
Mix It Up - Anything Goes + Stamping
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

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

samedi 26 juin 2021

Tic, Tac, Toe

Hello everyone!
Today starts a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week we have a   

Tic, Tac, Toe
see below

I chose: Fake stitching, Pattern paper, and Nativity the from the Tic Tac Toe. 
I cut a large sheet of design paper into 6 parts so I can use them as backgrounds for 6 of my cards. (It's not always easy to use these papers with large patterns on cards, but it works well for some.)
See also here, here, and here.

I die cut a circle from the design paper, adhered the stamped and uncolored nativity scene behind it, trimmed the panel, and then did fake stitching around the edges. 
"Silent Night" was already a part of the design paper. I die cut it with the same die as the circle, trimmed it and placed it inside the circle. This gave me the ground for the scene. 
I heat embossed the sentiment in gold on vellum and attached it to the panel. 
Finally, I adhered the panel to a white blank card. Hope you like it.

Tic-Tac-Toe - 52CCT

Linked up with:
Beyond The Blue - Embossing Lika a Boss
Allsort Challenge Blog - Use Design Paper
My Time to Craft - Favorit Christmas Stamps & Why (I love this nativity stamp because it creates a whole scene and doesn't need to be colored!)
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions

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Stamps: All Stampin'Up
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine); Versamark
Gold embossing powder, designpaper, vellum

jeudi 24 juin 2021

!!!!! This concerns my e-mail subscribers !!!!

Dies betrifft meine E-Mail-Abonnenten
Ceci concerne mes abonnés au courrier électronique

Hello everyone!
Today I am addressing all of you who have subscribed to my blog via email. 
I would like to inform you that my email subscription service will stop sending emails from now on and will therefore no longer inform you about new articles from my blog via 
To make sure you don't miss anything, I've transferred your addresses to , see the new email subscription tool I installed in the sidebar.
All you have to do is click on the "Confirm" button in the first email you receive from to activate your subscription. 

Thanks for your attention 
and for following my blog so faithfully!

Hallo allerseits!
Heute wende ich mich an alle, die meinen Blog per E-Mail abonniert haben. 
Ich möchte Euch darüber informieren, dass mein E-Mail-Abonnement-Service ab sofort keine E-Mails mehr versendet und Euch daher auch nicht mehr über neue Artikel aus meinem Blog über informiert. 
Damit Ihr nichts verpasst, habe ich Eure Adressen auf übertragen, siehe das neue E-Mail-Abo-Tool, das ich in der Sidebar installiert habe.
Ihr müsst nichts weiter tun, als in der ersten E-Mail, die Ihr von erhaltet, auf die Schaltfläche "Bestätigen" klicken, um Euer Abonnement zu aktivieren. 

Vielen Dank für Eure Aufmerksamkeit 
und dafür, dass Ihr meinem Blog so treu folgt!

Bonjour à tous!
Aujourd'hui, je m'adresse à tous ceux d'entre vous qui se sont abonnés à mon blog par e-mail.
Je tiens à vous informer qu'à partir de maintenant, mon service d'abonnement aux courriels cessera d'envoyer des courriels et ne vous informera donc plus des nouveaux articles de mon blog via 
Pour être sûr que vous ne manquiez rien, j'ai transféré vos adresses sur , voir le nouvel outil d'abonnement aux e-mails que j'ai installé dans la barre latérale.
Vous n'avez rien d'autre à faire, que de cliquer sur le bouton "Confirmer" dans le premier courriel que vous allez recevoir de pour activer votre abonnement. 

Merci de votre attention 
et de votre fidélité à suivre mon blog!


mardi 22 juin 2021

Katzelkraft - Hello

Hello everyone!
It's Tuesday and that means I have a new Katzelkraft creation for you - made with the adorable "Les Lapins" stamps from the new release!

Too cute this little bunny, isn't it? - Just like his friends!
I combined him with two of the insects from an older Katzelkraft edition. I stamped the creatures onto the card, masked them, and then sponged the background with Distress Oxide inks. Was a little fiddly because of the small parts, but it worked!

I stamped the flower pot a second time, colored it and cut it out. Slit both hands of the bunny, unfolded them, attached the pot and then glued the hands back. Added some liquid pearls to the flower pistils.
I used a few stamps from other brands to add the grass, tiny bees and sentiment.

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

I used:


        Les Lapins - KTZ271                                                    Les Nounounes - KTZ234

Linked up with:
Sweet Stamping - Something starting with "B"
Stamping Sensations - I Love....  ...creating scenes, especially with my Katzelkraft stamps
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Bunny and insects (Katzelkraft); Little bees (Penny Black); Grass (Toga); Sentiment (Jillibean Soupe);
Inks: Mowed Lawn and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Tranquil Tide and Pear Pizzazz (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, liquid pearls

samedi 19 juin 2021

Gnome Christmas

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

on your cards

This little gnome is from Stamping Bella. He has just drunk his milk and is now taking a little nap.
I colored and cut him out, and then glued him to the background made of design paper, backed with black glitter foil. Here is another Gnom card using the same design paper.
I die cut and added a few stars to give the scene a little more interesst. As for the sentiment, one part is embossed on a tiny label and attached with foam pads and the other part is stamped directly on the card. Hope you like my Gnome!

Linked up with:
Color Crazy Craft - Anything Goes Coloring
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes Craft and Cardmaking
Gem Of  A Challenge - Anything Goes Cardmaking
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favorit Tip (My Tip: Large sheets of design paper usually have patterns that are too big to use on cards. You can cut them into 6 pieces like I did and use them as backgrounds. Follow the link(s) in the post(s) and you can see two more examples.

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Stamps: Milk & Cookies Gnome (Stamping Bella); Sentiment (The Stamps of Life);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, design paper, gold glitter cardstock, black glitter foil

mardi 15 juin 2021

Katzelkraft - Homme libre ...

Hello everyone!
It's Tuesday and I'm back with a new Katzelkraft creation - made with stamps from the new release!
Today I used the beautiful "Bord De Mer" stamps.

I stamped and masked the images and then sponged the sunset for my background with orange, yellow and blue ink. 
I colored with alcohol markers, then finished by stamping the birds and the sentiment. 
It says: Free man, you will always cherish the sea
An extract from the poem "The man and the sea" by Charles Baudelaire

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

I used:


Bord De Mer - KTZ256                              Bateau En Mer - KTZ79

Linked up with:
Stamping Sensations - I Love....  ...creating scenes, especially with my Katzelkraft stamps
Passion For Markers - Summer Colors
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
A perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Wild Honey (Distress Oxide); Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Alcohol markers

Life is short - Smile...

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

Der Weisse Hai

I found the cute shark on Pinterest and copied it by hand. The background is made with watercolors. The sentiment, where I replaced the "smile" with thick, hand-drawn letters, is from Katzelkraft! The shark, as well as the letters, are colored with alcohol markers. I stamped small fish banks and coral here and there.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Bastel-Traum - Animals
Creatalicious - Anything Goes with optional at/in the water
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes Animal
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes Animal


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Stamps: Fish banks and  coral (Stampin’Up); Sentiment (Katzelkraft); 
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Alcohol markers, Aqua markers

lundi 14 juin 2021

Best Friend Day - DotMCC - Reminder

Hello everyone!
It's time for a little reminder of our current challenge at Day of the Month Card Club. The theme is

Best Friend Day

Everyone has that one close friend, the one you want to do fun and silly things with.... 
....and if there's more than one, it's even better!!!

How about a fun scooter ride for three, with an umbrella as a sail?! 😁

Lots of masking, sponging, stenciling and coloring for this card - I really like how it turned out!
I used exclusively Katzelkraft stamps - they are really made for this kind of fun! Except for the lying rat and the umbrella, all are stamped directly on the card. - The umbrella idea only emerged after I sponged the background...
The quote is a cocktail of stamps from different manufacturers and washi tape. Hope you like it!

Have Fun!!

Linked up with:
Cardz 4 Galz - Summer Fun
Taylor Made Cards 4 U - Use your words
Make My Monday - Outdoor Fun
Stamping Sensations - I Love....  ...creating scenes, especially with my Katzelkraft stamps
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft, except the quote
Inks: Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, Iced Spruce, Seedless Preserves and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (Versafine); 
Stencil: 13@rts 
Alcohol markers, washi tape