mardi 30 novembre 2021

Katzelkraft - Snowflake Wishes

Hello everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration :)

First I stamped the pabo and masked it. Then I tore a hole in a sheet of paper and used it as a mask. 
I made the sky using a punched cloud. Stamped the fir trees in black and a second time in dark green. I took the masks off and colored the pabo with alcohol markers. For the Santa hats I made a stencil and used it to draw all the hat outlines. Colored them with alcohol markers too, cut them out and pasted them on Pabo's head, and lastly added the sentiment.

Two or three times a year we do a card swap in our little Stampin' Up group. The girls know that I do a lot with Katzelkraft stamps, so that's fine. I only used a sentiment and the snowflakes from SU. Pabo and the firs are from Katzelkraft. The Santa hat I drew myself, because the one from Katzelkraft was a little too small for the pilot.

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

I used:



Linked up with:
Dream Valley - Christmas
Stamps & Fun - Schneeflocken
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas/Winter
Make My Monday - Cute Christmas


Stamps: Aviator and trees (Katzelkraft); Snowflakes and sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Salry Ocean (Distress Oxide); Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers

Good Things are worth waiting for

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

"No limits" - just make something you enjoy, or what meets your needs.

I took inspiration from the movie poster and created this masculine birthday card using the hot glue embossing technique. It consists of using a hot glue gun, embossing powder and an embossing heat gun....
...but check out this video (by Connie McFarlane), she shows it much better than I can explain!

Unlike the video, I made my background with acrylic paints and only then applied the hot glue. Since I had also stenciled and the paints don't dry very quickly on acrylic, the embossing powder stuck to some of those areas as well, but I still thought the result was interesting. I added a few splashes of gold to the strips and heated them again. Added the sentiments and glued the strips on.

I had used the technique before here and here. I really like the texture it gives - I think I should use it more often....

A closer view of the texture...

Linked up with:
Taylor Made Cards 4 U - Fall Colors
Sweet Stampin - Birthday to Us
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes with optional Twist: Be Grateful
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


Stamps: Sentiments (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Digits checked  (AALL & Create);
Acrylic paints, hot glue, embossing powder, gold ink, 

samedi 27 novembre 2021

Seasons Geetings + Kissing Technique

Hello everyone!
New Saturday and new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week we are asking you for the

Kissing Technique

Before I try to explain the technique, you better watch this video by K Werner! ;)

Following the instructions in the video, I created these Christmas baubles. Added two die cut fir branches and a sentiment. Pasted the panel to patterned paper and then to a blank card. 

Have fun with the challenge!

I used...

...the background stamp from the Katzelkraft Christmas Snowflakes set for the kissing.

Linked up with:
Little Red Wagon - Cut it out
Cut It Up - C.A.S.E. a Project (link)
Ellibelle's Corner - Dies Cuts and Punches
The Paper Shelter - A Christmas Card
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING Christmas GOES With Optional Twist Of Non-Traditional Colours  


Stamps: Christmas baubles (Artemio); Kissing (Katzelkraft); Sentiment (Docrafts);
Inks: Techno Green and Sweet Silk (first print), Pine Green and Noble Blue (kissing print) all (Deco Time); Onyx Black (Versfine); Tanquil Tide (Stampin'Up) for the die cut fir branches ;
Die: Impression Obsession
Patterned paper, gold and silver gel pen

mardi 23 novembre 2021

Katzelkraft - Into the Wild

Hello everyone!
Tuesday is Katzelkraft day here on my blog.
For today's card I used the new and oh so wonderful stamp set "Into the Wild".

I stamped the owl and masked it. Stamped the tree once in green and second time in black and masked it as well. Stamped the bears head, masked it and finally stamped the wood pile (Stampin'Up). To stamp the bear head and the stacked wood I used Early Espresso, a waterbased ink from Stampin'Up. I just had to go over with a water brush pen to get a light grey-brown color. Added a bit yellow to the wood pile. 
I stamped the robin and masked it. Covered the left half of the card and sponged the right half of the background with blue Distress Oxide. Added some splatters with black ink and removed all the masks.
I colored the birds with watercolors, highlighted a few spots with alcohol markers and white gel pen, and finally stamped the sentiment. 

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

I used:


           INTO THE WILD                                        WINTER WONDERLAND

Linked up with:
Inspiration Station - "WOOD" you rather
Just Add Ink - Just add legs
Watercooler Wednesday - All Things masculine
AAA Birthday - Animals
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes + optional For him
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes



Stamps: All Katzelkraft, except the wood pile (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, white gel pen, watercolors

samedi 20 novembre 2021

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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

Fairy Lights

My Christmas lights look like Christmas balls, but they just look like that! ;) :)
I stamped the fir trees (Katzelkraft) and sponged the background with blue Distress Oxide ink. I stamped the houses, the little fairy or angel (Stampin'Up), the dog, the bird, the star and the fairy lights on cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers, fussy cut them and then adhered them. To make them look snowy, I applied white acrylic paint and Wink of Stella to the trees. The sentiment is from Lora ByLora. I hope you like this little winter scene.

My second card has a much simpler look. 
I cut out a light bulb and its base from rubber scraps from Stampin'Up stamp sets and used these homemade stamps to make the Christmas lights. I stamped on patterned paper embossed with snowflakes and immediately cleaned off the snowflakes with a paper towel to make them pop again. I traced the outer lines of the lights with a fineliner, stamped the sentiment and added a few sequins. As a finishing touch, I used a tracing wheel to make faux stitches around the edges of the card.

Have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Happy Holidays
Craft Rocket - Winter/Snow
ABC Christmas - X is for Xerox
Christmas All Year Round - W is for Winter


Stamps: Fir trees (Katzelkraft); Fairy/angel and houses (Stampin'Up; Dog and bird (  ); Sentiment (Lora ByLora); Star (Scrap Plaisir)
Inks: Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Acrylic paint, Wink of Stella, 

mardi 16 novembre 2021

Katzelkraft - Walk in the forest

Hello everyone!
Today we are going for a walk in the forest! For my weekly Katzelkraft card I used the new sets "Mushpignons" and "Winter Wonderland". (see the images below)

I was lucky, I found mushrooms....

Lots of masking for this card! I stamped and masked the mushrooms, starting with the large toadstool, followed by the chanterelle, etc.  I kept the masking and sponged the background with Distress Oxide inks. For the darker area at the bottom, I applied the color directly with the ink pad. 
I stamped the fir trees "behind" the masked mushrooms, and then removed the masks. Colored the mushrooms with alcohol markers and gave the firs a few green and brown strokes. The white spots on the toadstool are made with acrylic paint.
The grass under the mushrooms and the branches in the foreground are from the set "Herbes folles". 
Finally, I embossed the sentiment and the names of the mushrooms on black cardstock, cut them to size and glued them on.

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

I used:

Mushpignons katzelkraft   Winter wonderland tampons katzelkraft    tampons scrapbooking

    MUSHPIGNONS                                WINTER WONDERLAND                  HERBES FOLLES

Linked up with:
Nachteulen Schaffen Schönes - Prächtiges Farbenspiel
Simon Says - Trees
Taylor Made Cards 4 U - Fall Colors


Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, acrylic paint

lundi 15 novembre 2021

Do you like Minions?

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


This month, we take it literally! 
"No limits" - just make something you enjoy, or what meets your needs. 

Yay, we can do whatever we want! - I wanted to put a lady Minion on my card :))
Actually, female Minions do not exist, but if you look closer, you can find some. 
Or maybe they are male ones in disguise? - I wouldn't be surprised! LOL

This lady Minion is handdrawn (I had a sample) and colored with alcohol markers. For her skirt I did a little paper piecing. 
I colored the background and shadow with watercolors and then glued the lady on. 
The sentiment is computer generated. Hope you like it.

Have fun with the challenge.
As I said, there are no limits! - Anything Goes!!

Linked up with:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - "N" is for Naughty
Dream Valley - Anything Goes

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Watercolors, alcohol markers, patterned paper

dimanche 14 novembre 2021

A little sunshine...

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

Beautiful Day

I sponged the background with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn. Using the Tranquil Tide ink pad from Stampin'Up, I made a few bold strokes to suggest grass and then added a few small flowers with an alcohol marker. Stamped the sunrays.
For the lady, I did some paper piecing with the hat and the dress. The body is colored with alcohol markers. I embossed the sentiment on a small black strips, cut it in half and adhered it. Voilà my Beautiful Day card! 

Linked up with:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


Stamps: All Stampin'Up
Inks: Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey (Distress Oxide); Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Patterned paper, embossing powder, alcohol markers

samedi 13 novembre 2021

Rainbow colors for Christmas

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

Rainbow Colors

I colored watercolor paper with Distress Oxide inks and then punched out stars in various sizes. 
I cut a piece of black glitter cardstock slightly smaller than the base card and pasted it on it. Glued the stars on and added the square with the embossed sentiment. I hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Allsorts - Christmas
Sweet Stampin - Use Red
Creative Friday - Lasst es funkeln
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with optional twist of 'Sparkle and Shine'
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes Colouring

Grab our logo   Crafty Catz Challenge Blog Badge

Stamps: Craft Sensations
Inks: Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon and Seedless Preserves (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); Versamark
Dies: Scrap Plaisir
Embossing powder, black glitter cardstock

mardi 9 novembre 2021

Katzelkraft - After the game...

Hello everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration and good news (see below)
...and I'm playing with the chess stamps again!

I recently made this card. - The leftover paper was too interesting to throw away so I made these two ATC's! 

I cut the ATC's to size and stamped the chess board on them. Stamped the chess pieces on the remaining paper, fussy cut and adhered them. On one of them I wrote a quote with white gel pen, and on the other I adhered the embossed word "Checkmate". Both ATC's are backed with black cardstock.

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

Don’t miss out!!

I used:

le gambit du roi katzelkraft

Linked up with:
Use Your Stuff - Tic Tac Toe (left vertical line)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - From Boys to Men
ATCs mit Herz - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

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Stamps: All Katzelkraft; The quote is handwritten
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
White gel pen; Acrylic paints,