mardi 31 janvier 2023

Katzelkraft - Chinese New Year

Hi everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft project. Today, with a Chinese touch.

Chinese astrology, also called "Shengxiao" is divided into cycles of twelve years. Each year is represented by an animal and an element. This year's animal is the water rabbit, an animal that is supposed to bring peace and harmony. 
Let's hope so!

I sponged the left part with Wild Honey, stenciled lanterns with Barn Door and stamped some more lanterns in black.
The Trinity 福 - Fú - Luck, 禄 - Lù - Prosperity, 寿 - Shòu - Longevity, I wrote by hand.

I stamped, watercolored and fussy cut the fun rabbit from the Dainius collection and added it. 
Scribbled some shadows under the rabbit and stamped/embossed a tiny Happy new year from SU.

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:
Fab 'n' Funky - New Beginnings
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes Positive
A Place To Start - Anything Goes

Stamps: Rabbit (Katzelkraft); lanterns (Craft Senastions); Sentiment (Stampin'Up);
Inks: Wild Honey and Barn Door (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Watercolors, embossing powder

lundi 30 janvier 2023

Il y a de l'amour dans l'air...

Hi everyone!
We are entering the second half of our current challenge at the Dream Factory
Our Movie is: Squared Love 
This month we are inspired by the theme of Valentine's Day. 

Today it's very girly, as you can see. 

I like pink a lot, but I'm not as pink as the tag might suggest! Hahaha 
It's just because I wanted to take on Isa's challenge: 
Monochrome - only one color, no white, no black!

I sponged, stenciled, stamped, heat embossed,

added die cuts and glitter cardstock,
applied gel pens to highlight....

.....used water and bleach to lighten some spots, 
and lastly tied a wool thread to the tag.

The quirky animals are from Katzelkraft.

It honestly wasn't easy working with just one color, 
but I think it's worth looking at. What do you think?

Linked up with:
Tag along with Isa (FB-Group) - Monochrome
Time Out - Inspired by Words (The word LOVE inspired me, it's all over the tag)
We Love Stamping - Favourite Colours
Cut It Up - Love
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes Positive with the opt. Twist:  Word Collage
We Love 2 Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes

Stamps: Animals "Les Quilles"  (Katzelkraft); sentiment and tiny hearts (Florileges Design); background script (Scrap Plaisir); 
Inks: Picked Raspberry (Distress Oxide);
Stencils: Rebekah Meier and Craft Univers
Dies: Stampin'Up
Glitter cardstock, clear embossing powder, bleach, glitter gel pens, 

samedi 28 janvier 2023

Merry Christmas and Paper Piecing

Hi everyone!
Let's go for a new 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. 
This week we want you to use this technique: 

Paper Piecing
If you don't know the technique yet, this video will be very helpful.

I stamped the fox, the wagon (AALL&Create) and the fir tree (Katzelkraft) on my card. Then I stamped the fox and wagon on patterned paper scraps, fussy cut them out and adhered them to the already stamped images on the card. Only the bottom part of the face and the boots of the fox were colored. I masked the images, splattered blue Distress ink on the card and added the rest of the ink under the wagon and fox.  
Finally, I added the sentiment (Katzelkraft) and backed the card with patterned paper.

This is a cool technique if you're a little unsure of colors like me. Just stamp, cut and see what matches ;) 
...and of course also a good way to get rid of snippets!

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Allsorts - For Boys or Men
My Time to Craft Christmas - Patterned Paper
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions

Stamps: Fox and wagon #607 (AALL&Create); sentiment and fir tree (Katzelkraft);
Inks: Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Patterned paper scraps,

mardi 24 janvier 2023

Katzelkraft - Don't be afraid...

Hi everyone!
Today is Katzelkraft day and I was again seduced by a small format called ATC.

I used the beautiful set "Metamorphosis" from last summer's issue, designed by Isa.

In my gel print stash I found a matching piece for the background. I say matching because the finished project was to include acrylic paint, the colors yellow, red, black and insects. 
I stamped the butterflies/insects directly onto the ATC. Stamped the sentiment on bristol paper, cut it into pieces and added it. Stamped two more words in red and a background design in black. I sponged the edges of the ATC with Barn Door (Distress ink) and then backed it with black cardstock. 

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:
Tag Along with Isa (FB-Group) - Use 3 from the prompts (08 + 09 + 13) 
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Paper a la Mode - Let's Get Started - No Cards (I'll do more ATC's this year)
The Outlawz Challenges - January 2023 Linky

Stamps: All Katzelkraft
Inks: Barn Door (Distress ink); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Acrylic paint, gel print, 

dimanche 22 janvier 2023

Fairy Lights on Winter Nights

Hi everyone!
Sorry, I wasn't feeling very well the last few days, so I'm just posting today for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge that started yesterday. This week's theme is


How lucky that the image was already printed. All I had to do was cut it to size and make it nice. 
I colored the little girl with alcohol ink markers and stenciled big snowflakes all around. 
To make her a real fairy, I cut wings out of glitter paper and glued them to her back. 
Finally, I added some snow to the ground (Alcohol ink marker and Wink of Stella) and stamped the sentiment. 
Hope you like it.


Linked up with:
Bastel-Traum - Winter
Challenge Up Your Life - Ice, Ice Baby
All Dressed Up - January Challenge
Dare 2B Artzy - Winter Fun
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/optional twist: Winter

Stamps: Snow days digital stamp (All Dressed Up); Sentiment (Katzelkraft);
Inks: Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide); 
Dies: Scrap Plaisir;
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Alcohol ink markers, Wink of Stella, glitter cardstock

mardi 17 janvier 2023

Katzelkraft - All is calm all is bright

Hi everyone!
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft project. This time with a snowy little winter scene.

Winter is not over yet and after a few days of spring-like weather it is now getting much colder again.

I lightly sponged the top half of the background with Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide) and then stamped all the images. I masked the log cabin to put the fir trees behind it. Firs and branches are stamped with Tranquil Tide (SU) and Rustic Wilderness (Distress Oxide). For the fence and pine cones I used Early Espresso (SU). The cabin I colored with watercolors. The snow on the fence, the firs and next to the cabin is made with Gesso.
I cheated a bit with the sentiment. Since it was a little too big to fit the scene, I scaled it down on the computer and then added it to the card. 

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:
Allsorts Challenge - A / G with opt. of Winter Blues
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w optional twist: Winter 
My Time to Craft - Favorite Technique (sponging backgrounds and creating scenes)
A Place To Start - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes

Stamps: Katzelkraft
Inks: Tranquil Tide and Early Espresso (Stampin'Up); Salty Ocean and Rustic Wilderness (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Gesso, watercolors,

dimanche 15 janvier 2023

Love is in the air...

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

Valentine's Day, Love, Hearts, romantic

Katzelkraft is always on my mind when it comes to crafting.... 

The leftover background of this card was the size of an ATC and the cute dog from the Dainius collection also fit on an ATC. So the base was in place! 
I stenciled hearts with Chipped Sapphire (Distress Oxide) on the left half and stamped the background designs as well as the dog. Stamped the dog again on Bristol paper, colored it with alcohol ink markers, cut it out. 
I sponged the edges of the card with Chipped Sapphire and adhered the dog. The bone with the big bow is from the set "Les Chiens". I colored it with alcohol ink markers and cut it out. I cut an opening in the dog's mouth and stuck the bone in. Finally, I stamped a suitable sentiment from Stampin'Up. 
Hope you like it.

Linked up with:
Time Out - Romantic
Simon Says - Too Cute
613 Avenye Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes

Stamps: Dog and dots (Katzelkraft); sentiment (Stampin'Up); background stamp left edge (AALL&Create);
Inks: Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber and Chipped Sapphire (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: AVEC
Alcohol markers,