samedi 30 octobre 2021

BOO đŸ‘»đŸ‘»

Hello everyone!
I want to remind you about our current challenge at the Dream Factory
The movie and theme for this month is 


Maybe you're still looking for some inspiration to make Halloween cards!!?
...if not for this Halloween, then for the next one! ;)

This one was quite easy to make!
I took black cardstock and painted ghost silhouettes on it with a thick brush and white acrylic paint. Acrylic paint dries very quickly and so I didn't have to wait long to give them eyes and mouth with a black permanent marker. 
The stars I stamped with white ink. The letters for "BOO" were die cut twice and pasted on top of each other slightly offset. The sentiment is heat embossed on vellum and attached with double sided tape. 
I backed the panel with purple cardstock and sandwiched a few scraps of green cardstock here and there as a little allusion to the Slimer.

Happy Halloween
and have lots of fun with the challenge!!

Linked up with:
Cut It Up - Trick or Treat (must include a die-cut)
Your Next Stamp - Face your Fears (Ghosts freeze me! I don't have any ghost stamps, so I had to draw them myself) 
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Add a Sentiment

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Stamps: Sentiment (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies: AVEC (Action)
Black embossing powder, white acrylic paint, vellum, black permanent marker,

mardi 26 octobre 2021

Katzelkraft - very relaxed

Hello everyone!
Oh gosh, I am so excited - I got my new Katzelkraft stamps! They are so beautiful and I wish I could use them all at once....
Here is my weekly Katzelkraft card with stamps from two of the new sets!

After creating the background with Distress Oxide, I stamped all the images directly onto the card. 
Pabo and the mushrooms (left in the picture) I lightened with bleach to color them afterwards with alcohol markers. Unfortunately, that didn't work so well this time because the blue colors were a bit recalcitrant and resisted the bleach. The pumpkin didn't look very nice after coloring either! I had no choice but to stamp the whole images again on white paper. I colored them with alcohol markers, fussy cut them and then pasted them over the ones on the card. Stamped some grass and the branch. The spider and its web, the bat and the cat are stamps from Stampin'Up. - I think they fit pretty well with this fun little Halloween scene.
The sentiment is composed of two different sentences. Maybe it doesn't make sense, but I liked it that way.

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

I used:

Champs de citrouilles katzelkraft        Mushpignons katzelkraft         tampons scrapbooking  


    tampons scrapbooking     

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Linked up with:
Challenge Up Your Life - KĂŒrbis/Pumkin
Stempelgarten - KĂŒrbisse
Use Your Stuff - Halloween or Pumkins
Inspiration Station - Pumkin Patch
Sweet Stampin - All Hallow's Eve
Unicorn Challenge - Autumn and/or Halloween

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft, except the spider and its web, the bat and the cat (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Iced Spruce, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn and Fired Brick (Distress Oxide); Spiced Marmalade (Distress); Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine); Blackout
Alcohol markers, bleach

samedi 23 octobre 2021

Let it snow - Pop-up card

Hello everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
For the next two weeks we want you to make a  

Pop-up card

At first glance a relatively simple card - (the surprise is inside) :))
but still requires a little time because of the pop-up mechanism.  
Actually I wanted to make a video tutorial for it, but unfortunately I didn't have enough time. I'll do that another day, I promise! ;) - Instead I added a short video to show how the mechanism works. (see below) 

card opened

I used two small panels from a design paper pad - one for the big sentiment and a winter landscape for the inside of the card. The sentiment is backed with silver glitter paper and pasted onto the embossed cover-sheet. I also pasted design paper from the same pad behind the mechnism. 
The winter landscape image is backed with purple cardstock and pasted onto the mechanism. To the left of it I stamped a strip with purple snowflakes. I also added a small stamped sentiment to the mechanism. The cute reindeer from cats on appletrees are stamped, fussy cut, glued on and backed with acetate for more stability. Hope you like it.

...and this is how the mechanism works. 

Have Fun!!

Linked up with:
Aud Sentiments - Use a Christmas Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. - Non traditional colors
Jingle Bells - Not a Creature was stirring
Christmas 24 - Simply Snowflakes
Moving Along With The Times - Bingo Board (I chose the center horizontal line (Image, Patterned paper, Glitter))
Addicted to CAS - Code Word Purple

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Stamps: Reindeer (cats on appletrees); sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Seedles Preserves (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Silver glitter cardstock, design paper, acetate 

mardi 19 octobre 2021

Katzelkraft - There's no place like home

Hello everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration. Today in the simple way...

Wanted to do something simpler, and it nearly turned into a CAS card.

I created the background with a homemade stencil and made some splattern with bleach. Stamped the tiny house, embossed it clear, colored it with alcohol markers and fussy cut it. I adhered the house and stamped the tree and the grass. Heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and mounted it with foam tape. 
(The tree is from an older Katzelkraft stamp set that is no longer available)

Wanna see the video of how the card was made?

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

I used:


HERBES FOLLES                         WHATCHAMACALLIT                 LES BUILDINGS 

Linked up with:
A Place To Start - Purely Handmade
The Crafter's Cafe - Use a Stencil
Happy Little Stampers - CAS - One Layer Card
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft - the tree is from an older set (no longer available)
Inks: Salty Ocean and Iced Spruce (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Handmade
Alcohol inks, clear and white embossing powder, bleach

samedi 16 octobre 2021

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone! 
Christmas is just around the corner - and Christmas cards are needed every year to wish our families and friends a Merry Christmas! If you're a regular participant of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenges, you can be sure that you'll have no shortage of cards at the end of the year!
But, let's not stop - the year isn't over yet!!! - Here's this week's new challenge!

Snow Globes

The snow globe is made on a base of two circles. The white one is stamped with animals from cats on appletrees and firs from Scrap Plaisir. The second one is die cut from a piece of design paper. I stamped a black base, cut it out and glued the pieces together to make the snow globe. 
The large sentiment underneath is also cut from design paper - I garlanded it left and right. 
All the pieces found their place on an embossed card, on which I colored some of the snowflakes with purple crayon. 
Really a very easy-peasy card! - Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Christmas With The Cuties - Feature a Reindeer
Creative Knockouts - Embossing Delight
ABC Christmas - V is for Vocabulary
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Something that starts with S and/or T (Snow globe)

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Stamps: Animals (cats on appletrees); Fir trees and garlands (Scrap Plaisir);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Design paper, colored crayon,

vendredi 15 octobre 2021

The Moose Wonderful Time of the Year

Hello everyone!
I have the honor to be guest designer this month for the  Bastel-Traum Challenge! 
The theme for October is: Christmas (see the picture below)

I decided to use a super cute stamp set from My Favorite Things (Merry Christmoose), 
that I got from a friend a long time ago. 
I slightly sponged the background with Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and a brick wall stencil. Used Crumb Cake from SU for the bottom and Distress Oxide Wild Honey for the corners. Stamped the images, colored with alcohol markers, fussy cut them and glued them on. The fir tree is decorated with liquid pearls. 
I ended by adding a small strip of black glitter washi tape at the bottom.

Have Fun with the challenge!!

Linked up with:
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
ABC Christmas - U is for under the tree
The House That Stamps Built - Feature a Creature
Passion for Markers - Make it Cute
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
Ellibelle's Corner - Any Celebrations and Holidays

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Stamps: My Favorite Things - Merry Christmoose
Inks: Wild Honey and Iced Spruce (Distress Oxide); Crumb Cake (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Washi tape, alcohol markers, liquid pearls, 

BOO đŸ‘»đŸ‘»đŸ‘»

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


The name alone makes you sit up and take notice...
...because who hasn't seen this funny movie or danced to the song of the same name by Ray Parker Jr.?

I stamped bats on black cardstock and heat embossed them. 
For the purple stripe, I used several stamps from the same set and stamped them close together. 
The slime and ghost are hand drawn, colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut. 
The branch and words for BOO are stamped and fussy cut as well. Hope you like my little scallywag!

Have lots of fun with the challenge!!

Linked up with:
A Place to Start - Purely Handmade
CRAFT - Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving
Creative Knockouts - Embossing Delight
Crafty Gals Corner - Hallowenn Colors
Try it on Tuesday - Halloween
Ellibelle's Corner - Any Celebration and Holidays

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Stamps: Sentiments on the purple strip (Stampin'Up); BOO (Craft Senstions); Branch (Artemio); Ghost and slime are hand drawn
Alcohol markers, black embossing powder, foam pads

jeudi 14 octobre 2021

Let's Party...

Hello everyone!
We're celebrating It's My Party Day at the Day of the Month Card Club and I want to remind you of it with a fun moo card.

It's the perfect day to celebrate whatever you want....

The card was made pretty quickly. To create the pasture, I used die cuts. For the clouds in the background I used Distress Oxide ink and a mask made with the same die cut as the white part at the top of the card.  Both cows are stamped, colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut. The sentiment is partially made with single letter stamps and completed with a smaller sentiment from Stampin'Up.

Hope you like it. I will use this card as a birthday card, because in October I need a lot of them.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
The House That Stamps Built - Feature a Creature
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - B is for Birthday
Passion for Markers - Make it Cute
Ellibelle's Corner - Any Celebration and Holidays

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Stamps: Cows, tufts of grass and small sentiment (Stampin'Up); big letters (Deco Time);
Inks: Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Dies: AVEC
Alcohol markers

mardi 12 octobre 2021

Katzelkraft - Good Friends...

Hello everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration... 
...and the whole meerkat herd. - The more the merrier! Right?

These little rascals are so cute, I couldn't help but put them all together! 
Today they are very amused, because one of their buddies got tangled in the balloon strings...

I did a little sketch first and then stamped the meerkats on the card. I masked them so I could create the background. The background, balloons (a handmade stencil) and bottom are sponged with Distress Oxide inks. I also stamped some herbs while the animals were still masked.
The meerkat hanging from the balloons was stamped a second time and colored with alcohol markers, as were his buddies. I cut it out, wound the strings around it and pasted it onto the card. 

The sentiment is from the new "WHATCHAMACALLIT" set. 
I embossed it, cut it into small strips, and then placed it in several spots.

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

I used:


SURICATES                           HERBES FOLLES               WHATCHAMACALLIT

Linked up with:
Stamps & Fun - Lieblingsstempel (Das ErdmÀnnchenset ist eines meiner vielen Lieblinge)
A Place To Start - Purely Handmade
Stamping Sensations - Animals, Birds and Bugs
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with an Animal
Crafty Animals - Must include an animal
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Wild Honey, Seedles Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean (Distress oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Balloons (Handmade) 
Alcohol markers, White embossing powder