vendredi 30 juillet 2021

Keep your dreams alive!

Hello everyone!
It's half time at the Dream Factory, and I want to remind you of our current challenge
This month we have two movies...

A Perfect World + Black Swan

A Perfect World: Men, boys, father/son, bad boys - in short: Something Masculine
Black Swan: Women, Dancing, Tutu, Ballet - in short: Something Feminine

For my reminder card, I took inspiration from Black Swan - more specifically, from the eye on the poster. 
My friend Conny gave me this wonderful Lavinia stamp for my birthday and I have never had the opportunity to use it before. - The beautiful stamp was just a perfect fit here!!!
Sponging, stenciling, pearl pen dots, splatters, Distress Oxide.... are the ingredients for this fascinating look. - I just added the the bloody tear and I'm really happy how this turned out! 
The beautiful sentiment as well as the tear are from Katzelkraft.


As always, you can get inspired by the movie posters, the titles and the keywords!
Either choose the film that appeals to you the most, or do something with both - just as you like it!

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Little Red Wagon - Bette Davis Eyes
Addicted To Stamps and More - Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes Coloring
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Love To Craft - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Eye (Lavinia); Sentiment and tear (Katzelkraft);
Inks: Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn and Seedles Preserves (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencils: Butterflies (The Crafter's Workshop); Flourishes (Craft Sensations);
Pearl pen, alcohol markers, red and green liquid ink,  

mardi 27 juillet 2021

Katzelkraft - Une journée à la campagne

Hello everyone!
Tuesday is my Katzelkraft day. My card for this week is made with the adorable "Lapereau" from the new release! I combined it with stamps from the new "Flowers & Nature" set. They are stamps from older sets that were recently reissued by Katzelkraft. This set is also available in French, much to the delight of all lovers of these beautiful stamps!

After sponging the colors in the background, I stamped the images. 
The butterfly and the cornflowers I bleached to get the white background back. 
I stamped the bunny a second time, cut it out and adhered it. All images are colored with alcohol markers. 
Lastly, I stamped the grass with Distress Oxide "Mowed Lawn" and blurred it in places with water. 
The sentiment says:  a day in the countryside

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

I used:


  Lapereau - SOLO172                      Flowers & Nature - KTZ274 (also avalable in French: Nature et fleurs - KTZ275 )

Linked up with:
Sweet Stampin - Create your own Background
Simon Says - Out with the Old and In with the New (Bunny, grass, butterfly and corn are new - cornflower and sentiment are years old!)
We Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelktaft
Inks: Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); 
Alcohol markers

samedi 24 juillet 2021

All is calm...

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

add vellum on a window card 

I punched a window from the front sheet of the card and glued embossed vellum behind it. 
Through this window you can see fir trees, the full moon and a small log cabin. (Looks better in real)
The sentiment is placed along the window.

Have Fun!!

Linked up with:
Mix It Up - Anything Goes + Apperture
Perfectly CAS - Embossing
Daisy Chain - Use Dies and/or Stencils
Happy Little Stampers - July Christmas Challenge
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas in July

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Stamps: Fir trees and sentiment (Stampin'Up); Log cabin (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Memaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide);
Dies: Deco Time
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Alcohol markers, vellum

mardi 20 juillet 2021

Katzelkraft - Get your happy on

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

Swinging, what a relaxing moment.... 

After stamping, coloring and cutting out Watson, I lightly sponged the background with Distress Oxide. Stamped a few flowers in yellow and gray and lightened the inside with bleach. I also splashed some bleach on the colored area. 

I stamped and colored the branch and the leaves - the apples I cut out after coloring and attached them with foam pads. For the swing I colored a piece of cardstock and attached it with a thin cord to the branch. I just had to put Watson on it, and to attach the embossed sentiment at the bottom. I am totally happy with the result. 

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

I used:


Linked up with:
Alphabet Challenge - Use "Happy" in your Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' - Create your own Background
Use Your Stuff - Summer Fun
Nachteulen Schaffen Schönes - Für grosse & kleine Jungs (Geburstagskarte für meinen Neffen)
Dream Valley - All Occasions
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Elephant and sentiment (Katzelkraft); Branche (Artemio); Apples (  );  Little flowers (  );
Inks: Mowed Lawn, Iced Spruce and Wild Honey (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Alcohol markers, bleach

samedi 17 juillet 2021

Bonne Année

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


On white cardstock I clear embossed snowflakes and then sponged the background with Distress Oxide.
The pinecones, as well as four of the branches are fussy cut after coloring. The other branches are stamped directly onto the card. For coloring, I just blurred the stamped images with water and used two alcohol markers for the stems and pinecones.
I die cut the New Year's message once from beige and once from dark brown paper, glued one on top of the other and then adhered it to the card. Hope you like it!

Have Fun!!

Linked up with:
Digi Design Challenge - Christmas in July
Taylor Made Cards 4 U - Holidays in July
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas in July
Digi Doodle Studios - Christmas in July

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Stamps: Srap Plaisir
Inks: Peacock Feathers (Distress Oxide); Early Espresso and Tranqil Tide (Stampin'Up);
Die: Scrap Plaisir
Alcohol markers

jeudi 15 juillet 2021

It's never too late...

Hello everyone!
Today I invite you to play along with our new Dream Factory challenge
This month we have two movies:

A Perfect World + Black Swan

A Perfect World: Men, boys, father/son, bad boys - in short: Something Masculine
Black Swan: Women, Dancing, Tutu, Ballet - in short: Something Feminine

I made a very simple card. Just sponged the background with Distress inks, splashed some water on it and immediately soaked it up with a paper towel. Stamped the birds and the sentiment (Katzelkraft) - the silhouette image is a stamp from Stampin'Up that I colored all black. Backed the panel with black cardstock and pasted it to the blank card.


As always, you can get inspired by the movie posters, the titles and the keywords!
Either choose the film that appeals to you the most, or do something with both - just as you like it!

...but most of all: Have Fun!!!

Linked up with:
Daring Cardmakers - It's all in the Background
Try it on Tuesday - Travel & Aventure

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Stamps: Birds and sentiment (Katzelkraft); Silhouette (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Barn Door (Distress ink) Seedless Preserves and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide), Blushing Bride (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Black permanent marker


mercredi 14 juillet 2021

Over the moooon..... - 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

Cow Appreciation Day

This stamp is actually a giraffe. (see image below) 
I left out the horns during inking and drew more appropriate ones after stamping. 
I grouped the small spots of the giraffe to make larger ones and that's how it became a cow. :))
The background is lightly sponged with green and stenciled with blue hearts. To suggest the ground, I added two narrow strips of washi tape. Finally I added the sentiment and the thought bubble with the heart.

Have Fun with the challenge!

The giraffe is one of five little fellows from the same set.

Linked up with:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with opt. CAS with a sentiment
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasion

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Stamps: Giraffe (Craft Sensations); Sentiment and thought bubble (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide);
Stencil: Deco Time
Washi tape

mardi 13 juillet 2021

Katzelkraft - Keep calm & dance in the rain

Hello everyone!
It's Tuesday and I am back with a new Katzelkraft creation - using "Les Gouttes d'Eau" from the new release!

The rainy weather seems to have no end, so for today I decided to make a fun card with lots of raindrops and water! 
... and of course frogs 🐸🐸😁

The background is sponged with Distress Oxide as usual. At the water's edge I stamped grasses and in the lower part I drew two lily pads, which I colored with alcohol markers. I colored the water surface with watercolors and let it dry. In the meantime, I colored and cut out the frogs. Stamped the water drops and then used a small brush and bleach to remove the color from inside the drops. Once dry, I added them Wink of Stella.
I pasted the frogs to the lily pads, stamped a few more blades of grass in the foreground and then finished by adhering the sentiment.

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

I used:

Katzelkraft water drops        

Gouttes d'eau - KTZ259                   Grenouilles - KTZ235

Linked up with:
Basteltraum - Tiere
Get Creative - AG + show water
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - AG with a critter
Crafty Animals - AG with an animal
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Stamps: Frogs and raindrops (Katzelkraft); Grass ind the background (Toga); Grass in the foreground (Scrap Plaisir); The lily pads are handdrawn
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); 
Alcohol markers and Aqua markers, Wink of Stella