jeudi 30 décembre 2021

A Merry Little Christmas

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

Arthur Christmas

After Christmas is before Christmas - right? 

I created a background with Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon. Stenciled snowflakes with texture paste. 
Stamped the sentiment and the animals, colored with alcohol markers and cut everything out. 
Pasted the pieces on and added shadows - that's it!

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
C.R.A.F.T. - The Last Stretch


Stamps: All Gerda Steiner;
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, texture paste, 

mardi 28 décembre 2021

Katzelkraft - Wintertime

Hi everyone!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
It was rather quiet here. I'm still not really up on the run - the post-holiday cold exhausted me more than I thought it would. I also had to work pretty hard to get back into the rhythm after three weeks of "no crafting"!!!
For my weekly Katzelkraft creation, I made a tag following the instructions from Isa's Facebook Live video

I smooshed some white acrylic paint on the bottom of the tag and spread white splatters over the rest of it. Stamped the fir trees and the deer. Masked the deer and stamped some snowflakes. Added blue distress ink to the bottom. 
Stamped the owl on a leftover piece of a background created with acrylic paints, cut it out. Stamped the robin on a leftover piece of watercolored paper and cut it out as well. Stamped the birds on the tag and then adhered the cut out ones. Sponged around the edges with blue ink and finalized with the berry branches and the word Wintertime cut in two.

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

I used:

     Christmas snowflakes tampons katzelkraft

           INTO THE WILD                                        WINTER WONDERLAND                    CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKES           

Linked up with:
Inspiration Station - Winter Beauty
Use Your Stuff - Snow/Winter
Double Trouble - It's Up to You
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes


Stamps: All Katzelkraft, 
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); Atelier Shark Tooth White
Alcohol markers, watercolors, acrylic paints

mardi 21 décembre 2021

Katzelkraft - Working Rook

Hello everyone!
I am back with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! 
I'm using "Le Gambit du Roi" stamp set, designed by Isabelle.

This ATC was made a few weeks ago for a card swap with Isabelle. I used the leftovers from a card I made earlier. The process was the same as for these two ATCs. I found a suitable quote from Samuel Reshevsky, which I wrote by hand with a white gel pen and a black permanent marker.

So, here are the three ATCs that Isabelle got from me. 
I had also made a matching card, but unfortunately forgot to photograph it. :(

...and these are the ATCs I got from Isabelle - accompanied by a fun card.

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

I used:


Linked up with:
We Love To Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes


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

mercredi 15 décembre 2021

Merry Christmas

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

Arthur Christmas
A funny movie about restoring order at the North Pole 
to preserve the good old tradition and save the beloved Christmas.

There are a lot of elves in the movie, so these little guys were just what I needed. 
I adhered two embossed hills on the stenciled background. Stamped the elves, fir trees and gift on bristol paper, colored them, cut them out and adhered them as well. Finally, I added the sentiment and a few watercolor strokes.

Linked up with:
Challenge Up Your Live - Magical Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Do they know it's Christmas
Christmas Kickstart - If It's Christmassy, Link It Up!
Creative Friday - Ho, Ho, Ho
The Cutie Pie - Cute & Cuddly Christmas


Stamps: All (The Stamps of Life);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Alcohol markers, watercolor

mardi 14 décembre 2021

Katzelkraft - Good Friends

Hello everyone!
Tuesday is my Katzelkraft day. On this weeks card, the fun Rats de ville have made themselves at home again.
The card also serves as reminder card for the current "Bake Cookies Day" challenge at the Day of the Month Card Club, because I had very little time to craft in the last couple of weeks! 

Just like on this card, I used cookies from a supermarket brochure again. I pasted them on stronger paper, fussy cut them and used alcohol markers to brighten up the colors. The background is a leftover from this pop-up card.
For the floor, I used two different washi tapes. Pasted the fussy cut rats as well as the cookies and added two sentiments from the Whatchamacallit set. The one on the right I modified a bit for the specific need. I replaced the cheese that the rat is actually holding with a piece of cookie.

Hope you like those fun rats! - See you next Tuesday with a new Katzelkraft inspiration! ;)

I used:



Linked up with:
Ike's World - Anything Fur/Feathers goes
Happy Little Stampers - December Stencil Challenge
Stamplorations - December Stencil Challenge
Critter Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes with a featured Critter
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes



Stamps: Rats and Sentiments (Katzelkraft); The word COOKIES is stamped with mini stamps (AVEC);  The cookies are from a supermarket brochure
Inks: Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Alcohol markers, washi tape, 

vendredi 10 décembre 2021

Be still and listen

Hello everyone!
Today I am playing along with  Isa C. Art and Craft.
She wants us to make a tag and to do this, I followed the instructions from her Facebook Live video.

I smooshed some white acrylic paint on the right side of the tag and added white splatters. Stamped the Christmas snowflakes pattern on the left. Added green distress ink to the right. Stamped the berry twig and the fir trees. Stamped the bird on the tag and once again onto Bristol paper, colored it and cut it out. Stamped another fir tree on Bristol and cut it out as well. 
I glued the cut out parts onto the tag and added white acrylic paint to the trees. Sponged around the edges with black ink and finally stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white paper and cut it out.

Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Aud Sentiments - Christmas/Winter/New Year + A sentiment
Cards 4 Galz - It’s snowtime
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Anything Mixed Media Goes 
Color Grazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Ike's World - Anything Fur/Feathers Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes



White acrylic paint, kraft, Distress Oxide, 

mardi 7 décembre 2021

Katzelkraft - Cookies Day

Hello everyone!
Tuesday is my Katzelkraft day. The card for this week is made with the fun "Rats de ville".
Today also marks the start of a new challenge at the Day of the Month Card Club, so I've combined both into one post! 
This month we are celebrating

Bake Cookies Day

Sugar Cookie Recipe (source)
1 ½ cups powdered sugar · 1 cup butter or margarine, softened · ½ t almond extract
1 egg · 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour · 1 t baking soda · 1 t cream of tartar
· Mix together the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, and egg in a large bowl 
· Stir in the rest once this is blended · Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours 
· Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 °C), divide the dough in half, roll out to a ¼inch thick sheet 
· Apply cookie cutters to get desired shape, and bake for 7-8 minutes until the edges are light brown. Bon appétit! 

Now let's see how I made my card.

Since I don't have cookie stamps, I had to come up with another solution! 
I found the cute cup with the gingerbread cookies on the internet. I traced it by hand and combined it with the rats from Katzelkraft. I also found some cookies in a brochure from the supermarket. I cut them out and pasted one into the stealing rat's hands and the other behind the holly branche. The background is sponged with Distress Oxide inks and stamped with snowflakes from Katzelkraft - a few splashes of white acrylic paint add interest. 
I colored with alcohol markers and watercolor. The sentiment is from Stampin'Up.

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

I used:



Linked up with:
Dream Valley - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Choose a theme and stamp it
Christmas Kickstart - If it's Christmassy, link it up!
We Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Any Holiday



Stamps: Rats and Snowflakes (Katzelkraft); Sentiment (Stampin'Up); The mug and gingerbread cookies are hand-drawn
Inks: Salty Ocean and Wild Honey (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, watercolor, white acrylic paint, white gel pen

samedi 4 décembre 2021

Holly Jolly Xmas

Hello everyone!
It's Saturday and today I'm here with the final 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge of the year.
Pick a previous 2021 52CCT challenge

Unlike the other months of the year, in December we only have one challenge for the entire month. 
You can choose one or more of the challenges we have presented throughout the year. See the Challenge Blog!

Here is my choice for the last challenge of this year!

Fairy Lights

Made by Jeanne

I could not have done it easier this time!
This super cute card is from my granddaughter Jeanne. She made it for me and since I had very little time to craft, I thought, why not show her gorgeous card!  At the top is a string of Christmas lights and so it fit quite well with the challenge. The card is made up of patterned papers and die cuts she lovingly put together. 
I hope you like her little work of art - next time it's my turn! ;)

Have fun with the challenge!

Linked up with:
Cut It Up - Holiday Cards
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Winter Cards (This card was made by a kid, hope this counts)
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas Present
Challenge Up Your Life - Magische Weihnacht - Magical Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes


Patterned paper and die cuts