jeudi 30 septembre 2021

Happy Bird-Day

Hello everyone.
I want to remind you about our current challenge at the Dream Factory
The movie and theme for this month is "The Birds" from Alfred Hitchcock. - So birds are wanted!

I have been playing with Distress Oxide inks and a stencil to create the background. 
Added some texture stamps and an dry embossing to make it more interesting. 
The bird is colored with alcohol markers and the raindrops with colored pencils. 
I added a crown to the bird and two hearts to the branch. 
One of the sentiments is stamped along the branch. 

Have fun!

Linked up with:
Shopping Our Stash - Musical Notes
Seize The Birthday - Anything Birthday Goes
Krafty Chicks - Anything Goes   

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Stamps: Bird and chess pattern (Scrap Plaisir); Raindrops and dots (Katzelkraft); Stamp at the very left (Kaisercraft); 
Inks: Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Craft Sensations
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Alcohol markers

mardi 28 septembre 2021

Katzelkraft - La nature est...

Hello everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration and 
...I'm still in the autumn mood.

I was in the woods again and found more mushrooms....

As usual, I created the background with different inks and a stencil. I made sure to mask the areas where the stamps are located. Cleaned some aeras with bleach - and also splashed it on the background to make it more interesting. I mainly colored with alcohol markers, I used colored pencils for the annulus and the stems. For the bunny, I just dabbed yellow, red and brown ink on paper, stamped the image and fussy cut it. The sentiment ist from the new "Nature et Fleurs" set. It says: Nature is the mother of the most beautiful things.

Interested to see how the card was created? Here is the video!

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

I used:


Linked up with:
Crafty Gals Corner - Hello Fall
Daring Cardmakers - A Walk on the Wild Side
Stamps & Fun - Herbstfarben
Try it on Tuesday - Autumn Blessings
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes with Option of Nature
The Paper Funday - Anything Goes with optional twist: Autumn/Fall

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick (Distress Oxide), Barn Door (Distress); Early Espresso, Night of Navy (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Bleach, Colored pencils, Alcohol markers

samedi 25 septembre 2021

Fa la la

Hello everyone!
Fourth and final post as host of the September Challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
We close out the month with a stash challenge... 

Please use at least two different 
Washi Tapes

The stenciled background had been waiting for weeks to come into the spotlight! Today was the day it found favor in my eyes! I stamped a tiny text as a background for the "fir tree" and drew a vertical line down the middle. Then I added various strips of washi tape - plus a star sticker on the top.
Just as I was thinking about adding a sentiment, my eyes fell on the Nutcracker......
So I decided to add this one instead, since there are already sentiments on the washi tapes.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
ABC Christmas - S for Stencil
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Goes with a Celebrations Option (Christmas)
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions

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Stamps: Tiny text (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Washi tape, stickers 

mardi 21 septembre 2021

Katzelkraft - Autumn colors

Hello everyone!
Tuesday is my Katzelkraft day. This week I made a series of ATC's in autumn colors....

I created a background using Distress Oxide and a stencil and cut it into 3 pieces. 
Each of the three pieces was splashed with a few drops of liquid ink and bleach, then stamped with stamps from different Katzelkraft sets and some Stampin' up stamps. (Details below)
The insects, the mushrooms, the man with the umbrella and the maple leaf were stamped separately, colored, fussy cut and glued on. Finally, I added an embossed sentiment to each ATC and backed them with purple cardstock.

...and here the single views

I hope you like them. - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used:

KTZ273 numbers rubber stamps         

NUMBERS                                  HERBES FOLLES                   WHIMSY MUSHROOMS                 

       Katzelkraft water drops     

  MINI BACKGROUND                GOUTTES D'EAU                   LES NOUNOUNES
+ AUTOMNE (no longer available)

Linked up with:
ATC's mit Herz - Herbstzeit
Make My Monday - Autumn/Fall
Sweet Stampin - Colours of Autumn
The Male Room - Nauts Bounty
Allsorts Challenge - Any 'Real' animal or creature
Just Us Girls - Color Week

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft .......except for the background stamp on the top left, the circles, the postmark and the leaf stamped directly onto the 3th ATC - those are from Stampin'Up
Inks:Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door (Distress); Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and Fired Brick (Distress Oxide); Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine); 
Stencil: Deco Time
Alcohol markers, white embossing powder, bleach

samedi 18 septembre 2021

Joyeux Noël

Hello everyone!
Today is the third Saturday I'm hosting the challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. So welcome to this new one! This week's theme is...

In a Jar

I have several stamps of these tiny jars and so I got the idea to make a shelf for them.

The background is stenciled in gray - a kind of a starry sky.
Under the die cut border that serves as the shelf, I stamped some wintry text. 
To finish it off, I added a black strip with an embossed "Merry Christmas" at the bottom. Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
My Time to Craft Christmas - Inspirational Image
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
The 12 Month of Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes


Stamps: All stamps are from Scrap Plaisir
Inks: Iced Spruce (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Dies: AVEC
Stencil: Deco Time

mercredi 15 septembre 2021

Life is better at the beach

Hello everyone!
Today starts our new challenge at Dream Factory
The movie for this month is:

The Birds
Keyword: Birds ...funny, quirky, cheeky, cute or not - no matter what they look like! 

You'd think I don't have any other stamps than Katzelkraft ...
I have, but no matter for which challenge, the ones from Katzelkraft always magically attract me! I almost have to fight not to stamp them on every card! - I tell you, I am addicted to them!
Our theme is birds, so no chance getting past the feathered things!

I stamped the birds, palm tree, coconuts and sun, colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut everything. I turned the birds' eyes into sunglasses.
The stenciled background had been waiting on my craft table for a while, I just sponged it with some more blue Distress Oxide to add to the vacation feel. For the beach, I used sandpaper and pasted all the prepared pieces onto it. I put a few shadows here and there with alcohol markers - very carefully so as not to roughen up the tips! Lastly, the sentiment and the card was done!

Linked up with:
Paper Shelter - Animals
Passion for Markers - Something beginning whit "B" (Birds and Beach)
Stamping Sensations - Stamp of the moment (I have so many favorite stamps, but usually the ones from Katzelkraft win! So no exception for today's card, the birds are one of my favorites!)
We Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Birds (Katzelkraft); Palm tree and coconuts (Scrap Plaisir); Sun (Stampin'Up); Sentiment (Craft Sensations);
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: 13@rts
Alcohol markers, sandpaper, 

mardi 14 septembre 2021

Be brave...

Hello everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration. Today with a potion of herbs and mushrooms.... 

Fire red and tipped over - Pabo has either tasted too much of the extract, 
or the mixture didn't turn out quite well! Ha ha ha

Lots of masking and sponging to fill the bottle with all the scrumptious ingredients, 
then masking again to stencil the background and spong the floor. 
I stamped pabo and the drops separately, colored them, cut them out and then glued them on. 
The sentiment is embossed on black cardstock, cut to size and adhered.

I hope Pabo will recover quickly from his unfortunate experiment....

See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used:


HERBES FOLLES                               WHIMSY MUSHROOMS                   LES BOUTEILLES                            LES PABOS - AVIATEUR

Linked up with:
Time Out - Brave
Simon Says - Fun with Stencils
Cardz 4 Galz - Stencils
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes + option: School Daze 
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft, except the sentiment (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Barn Door (Distress); Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist (Stampin'Up);
Stencil: Deco Time
Alcohol markers, white embossing powder,


Thank you

Hello everyone!
We're celebrating World Gratitude Day at the Day of the Month Card Club and I want to remind you with a simple thank you card. After all, this day is all about expressing your gratitude or appreciation to someone.

The background is stenciled with Distress Oxide Wild Honey and Iced Spruce, backed with black glitter foil and pasted onto a white blank card. I embossed the flower in black, colored the white spaces with different shades of gray, cut it out and used foam pads to attach it to the card. I added a simple thank you sentiment and a few enamel dots. Hope you like it.

Have Fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
Cardz 4 Galz - Stencils
Simon Says - Fun with Stencils
Incy Wincy - Dots or Stripes or Checks
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - September Stencil Challenge

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Stamps: Flower (Scrap Plaisir); Sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Wild Honey and Iced Spruce (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Deco Time
Enamel dots, glitter foil, alcohol markers