samedi 18 mars 2023

Be Merry

Hi everyone!
Let's go for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
The theme of this week is

Snowman and Deer

I figured these cute fellows don't need a lot of bells and whistles. So this time it has become a CAS card. 
I stamped the image, masked it and sponged the background with Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide). Removed the mask and watercolored the image. After drying I splattered the card with white ink to create snowflakes. The sentiment I stamped three times to get a bold black print.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Sparkles Monthly - Clean & Simple
My Time To Craft Christmas - Christmas with somenthing beginning with "Rr"
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Christmas w. opt. Candy Cane
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes

Stamps: Craft Emotions
Inks: Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); Nuit blanche (Scrap Plaisir);

mercredi 15 mars 2023

Looney Tunes - Easter

Hi everyone!
Today starts a new challenge at the Dream Factory
The movie for this month is

Looney Tunes
This month it's all about Easter bunnies and other Easter animals, 
with a funny movie as inspiration.

Hard to believe, but in three weeks we'll be going on another Easter egg hunt!!

At first glance, I was inspired by the colors of the poster (see below). I created the background with a stencil and a mask that I made myself. I sponged the upper part with Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door (Distress ink) and Fossilized Amber, and the lower part with Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot (Distress Oxide). Then I splashed the panel with a few drops of water to get the light spots.
The quirky bunny, which I modified a bit, is from Katzelkraft (the eggs are hand-drawn). The flowers are from Clearly Besotted. I colored them with alcohol ink markers and cut them out. Die cut two areas of grass from black cardstock and inked them with Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide). Embossed the sentiment and cut it in single words
Finally, I stuck all the little things to the panel. Hope you like it. 

Have Fun!!

Linked up with:
Cardz 4 Guyz - Make Us Laugh
Ellibelle's Corner - I spy with my little eye - #1 Spring or Easter
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with option Wings and Tails
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: Bunny and glasses (Katzelkraft); Flowers (Clearly Besotted); Sentiment -Stampin'Up):
Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door (Distress ink); Fossilized Amber, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Dies: AVEC
Alcohol ink markers, white embossing powder,

mardi 14 mars 2023

Katzelkraft - I'm not weird

Hi everyone!
I am back with a new Katzelkraft project - and guess what? ..... I made another ATC! :)) Hope you don't get tired of seeing these mini cards.

This mysterious fellow is the last one from the Katzelkraft Dainus collection. He apparently wonders why he had to wait so long, but he has many friends and someone had to finish the show. ;)

Once again I found the matching background in my leftover box....
I stamped a wood pattern on it and embossed the small panel with wood pattern as well.
Stamped the animal once on the panel and a second time on Bristol paper. Colored the animal with watercolors, cut it out and added it to the ATC. The sentiment is heat embossed. 

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

I used:

...just click on the images to go to the store and see them in full size.

Linked up with:
Cardz 4 Guyz - Make Us Laugh
ATC's mit Herz - Alles Geht
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Wings or Tails
Nachteulen Schaffen Schönes - Erlaubt ist was gefällt
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: Animal and sentiment (Katzelkraft); Wood pattern (Lorelaï Design);
Inks: Early Espresso (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Wood pattern (Sizzix) 
Watercolor, acrylic paints, white embossing powder,

Enchanting Beauty

Hi everyone!
A little reminder about the Plant a Flower Day challenge at the Day of the Month Card Club...

Amarillys are not spring flowers, but with a little luck, they bloom almost into spring. 
.... and we are happy about every flower after all! :))

The beautiful Amaryllis stamp set has been sitting around here for almost 5 years and I've never felt like using it.
On a sheet of acetate I adhered white strips at 1 cm intervals, leaving the upper part entirely white. I glued the panel to a white card base, covered the acetate areas and splattered it with black ink. It would have been easier to do this before, but I didn't think of it. 
I then stamped the amaryllis on watercolor paper, watercolored it, cut it out and adhered it with foam tape. The sentiment I stamped with StazOn Jet Black. Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Unicorn - Dots and/or Stripes
AAA Birthday - Stripes and/or Dots
Use Your Stuff - Paper Strips
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes Positive 
Retro Rubber - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w. opt. Twist: CAS

Stamps: Studio Light
Inks: StazOn Jet Black
Acetate, black ink, foam tape, watercolor,

samedi 11 mars 2023

Merry Christmas in Black and Silver

Hi everyone!
Let's go for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
This week we challenge you with the colors

Black & Silver

On black cardstock, I masked the area of the sentiment and sponged the rest of the card with metal silver ink. I stamped the fir trees, stars and snowflakes in white and added splatters of white ink.
I cut a deer out of black cardstock and adhered it with foam tape. The sentiment is heat embossed with silver powder.
To add a little more silver, I backed the card with embossed silver foil.

Linked up with:
Jingle Bells - Cardstock
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Time Out - Elegant
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes

Stamps: Sentiment (Penny Black); Fir trees (Katzelkraft); Stars and snowflakes (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Metal Silver (Izink - Aladine); Shark Tooth White (Atelier/Katzelkraft); Nuit blanche (Scrap Plaisir)
Dies: Impression Obsession
Silver foil, white gel pen, 

mardi 7 mars 2023

Plant a Flower Day

Hi everyone!
Today starts a new challenge at the Day of the Month Card Club
This month we are celebrating the

Plant a Flower Day
and also our 4th Blog Birthday 

Flowers are things which bring joy and happiness. With spring just around the corner, it's the right day to start planting. So... pick a pot or a planting space, collect your supplies and get to it! 

A beautiful designer paper is the backdrop for this easel card  

... and then it was a lot of gluing to put all the die-cuts and hand-cut things together into a harmonious scene. 
For the fence, I embossed a piece of brown cardstock. Finished with dark brown ink. Cut it into pieces and put them together. The equipment such as rubber boots, watering can, gloves, flower pots and tools, are stamped, colored and cut out by hand.
All flowers are punched out from designer paper and colored with alcohol ink markers.

It took me hours!!! - But I think it was worth it, don't you?

The sentiment says: 
Needs a lot of love
and a little water 
every day

- I think my little garden scene reflects this day very well. What do you think?


I also have a little surprise for you!
The following prize was donated by me for the DotMCC blog birthday and will be raffled among all those who participate in the challenge. 
Good luck!

Have Fun by planting flowers! ;))

Linked up with:
TAWI (FB-group) - Easel card based on Moodboard
Shopping Our Stash - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere
We Love Stamping - Anything Stamped option Spring is in the Air
Retro Rubber Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Die cut or punch - Layers - Your choice (Flowers)) please see the age of the stamps I used in the list below
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes Positive w. opt. Twisr of 
design a creation inspired by a Moodboard (Inspired by the TAWI Moodboard - see below)
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: Boots, gloves, tools and sentiment (Artemio) approx. 6 years old ; watering can, flower pots and birdhouse (Craft Sensations) approx. 1 year old ; bees (Penny Black) approx. 12 years old ;
Inks: Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Embossing: Fence (Sizzix); 
Dies: Birds (Memory Box); Flowers (CARL), gras (AVEC); 
Alcohol ink markers, patterned paper,