mardi 28 février 2023

Katzelkraft - It's one of those Days...

Hi everyone!
I'm back with a second post. This time it's about my weekly Katzelkraft project.

You know that feeling in your fingers when you have an idea in mind and you want to do it right away? That's what happened with this ATC. I already made a card for the current Dream Factory challenge,  but I still wanted to make this ATC too. - I told you, these little cards fascinate me more and more!

I attached a mask of the cat to black cardstock and painted the rest of the surface with gesso. To make it dry faster, I used the heat gun. I then stenciled the zigzag pattern with Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide), let it dry and stamped the raindrops and clouds. I peeled off the mask and stamped the cat in white. Stamped the cat's eyes again on white paper, colored them, cut them out and added them. 
Next I stamped a bowl and fish bones, cut them out and added them. The bowl I colored with alcohol ink markers. 
I stamped some grass on the bottom, and some numbers on the left edge. On the right edge I stuck a torn strip of washi tape and then added the sentiment cut into pieces.

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:
Try It On Tuesday - Let's get Messy
Beyond the Blue - Stencil Crazy
We Love Stamping - Anything Goes w. opt. add a Stencil
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: Cat and sentiment (Katzelkraft); grass, raindrops and cloud (Scrap Plaisir); numbers (AALL&Create); bowl and fish bone (Craft Sensations);
Inks: Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); Shark Tooth White (Atelier/Katzelkraft);
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Washi tape, alcohol ink markers, 

Good Luck

Hi everyone!
Time for a little reminder about the current Dream Factory challenge.
Our film for this month is

We connected this movie to the theme of St. Patrick's day and the color green, 
but that doesn't mean you necessarily have to make a St. Patrick's card. 
Believe me, there really are a lot of ways to do this challenge!

There is quite a lot to discover on this card - starting with the stenciled and embossed hearts on the right side of the card, 

it goes on to the circles on the left. These are designed with different patterns and three different colors. 

Inside the acetate pocket is a tag made of corrugated cardstock - it's filled with sequins and shamrocks. 
Behind it is a film strip and further up a tiny little text.

On the bag sits a black cat (an ancient stamp of Katzelkraft) on a twisted gold string. 
The sentiment from Stampin'Up is backed with black cardstock. 

Although it looks like a lot of work, the card was made relatively quickly. Hope you like it.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
TAWI (FB-Group) - February Challenge
Make My Monday - Tag it!
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: Sentiment and shamrocks (Stampin'Up); tiny text (Florileges Designs); Cat and black dots (Katzelkraft); 
Inks: Wild Honey and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Tranquil Tide (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine); Shark Tooth White (Atelier/Katzelkraft);
Stencil: Craft Sensations
Corrugated cardstock, clear embossing powder, film strip, colored pencils, sequins, gold twine, green cord,

samedi 25 février 2023

Christmas Wishes

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


I rarely use acetate, so I was inspired by Nichole Spohr for this card.

I first sponged a sheet of Bristol paper with Iced Spruce (Distress Oxide). I then stamped large and small snowflakes with Versamark and heat embossed them in white. 
I stamped the mice (Stampin' Up) directly onto the card. Colored them with alcohol ink markers and added a Santa hat to the larger mouse. I scribbled some snow under the mice's paws and highlighted it with alcohol ink markers.

Finally, I cut a piece of acetate to fit the card, stamped the sentiment with StazOn - Opaque Cotton White and tied it with a narrow ribbon. 

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Crafty Calendar - Add Ribbon
Krafty Chicks - All Occasion
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: Mice and snowflakes (Stampin'Up); sentiment (Katzelkraft);
Inks: Iced Spruce (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine); StazOn - Opaque Cotton; Versamark;
Acetate, white embossing powder, ribbon, alcohol ink markers,

mardi 21 février 2023

Katzelkraft - I may be wrong, ...

Hi everyone!
Well, any idea what my Katzelkraft project of the week might be???  
Yep, it's another one of those little cards ;)) 

...and once again I found what I needed in my leftover box!

I just stamped some black and white patterns to the gel press background and added some torn washi tape along the edges. Stamped the animal once on the panel and a second time on Bristol paper. I colored the animal with watercolors, cut it out and added it to the ATC. The sentiment is heat embossed. Well, that was quick!

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:
Snippets Playground - Snippets (I used a leftover, just big enough for an ATC and two black snippets for the sentiment)
We Love to Create Mixed Media - Anything Goes Mixed Media
We Love Stamping - Anything Stamped with the option to add a stencil
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: All (Katzelkraft); 
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Shark Tooth White (Atelier/Katzelkraft);
Watercolor, gel press, acrylic paints, washi tape, white embossing powder,

dimanche 19 février 2023

Hanging out with you

Hi everyone!
Another ATC, today for fun. - I think I'm on the way to succumb to these little things more and more..... :)) 

I dug out another bit of gel print and stenciled it with large and small hearts. Then I stamped and heat embossed the cats. Stamped some background text and XO's. Added a little Gesso here and there. Cut out a few more hearts and added them. Stamped the sentiment and backed the ATC with black cardstock. - Hope you like it :)

Linked up with:
Crazy for Cats - Love my Cat
Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game - February Stencil Fun w/opt. twist: Hearts
Beond The Blues - Stencil Crazy
Cardz 4 Galz - Include one Heart or More
Show Us Your Pussycats - Anything Goes with a Cat

Stamps: Cats and sentiment (Stampin'Up; text upper left corner (AALL&Create); text loxer left corner (Scrap Plaisir); XO's (AVEC);
Inks: Picked Raspberries, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Large hearts (Heidi Swapp); small hearts (Craft Sensations);
Gel press, acrylic paints, black and clear embossing powder, Gesso,

samedi 18 février 2023

Oh Deer...

Hi everyone!
Crafting a Christmas card every week isn't easy, especially when the holidays have just passed. 
But that's what 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is for! No matter what colors, sketches, themes or techniques, you can always find inspiration there!   So, on to a new one! - This week it's a theme.


Do you kow people they buy design paper because they like it sooo much, and then they don't want to use it because it's just too pretty? - I am one of them!  Hahaha
But for some themes, I just can't get past it, no matter how beautiful the paper is! Today's theme is one of them!

I cut a large sheet of designer paper into 6 pieces, which makes just the right size for cards. I adhered two strips of washi tape on a blank card. I cut one of the designer paper panels to the appropriate size and sponged the edges with Black Soot (Distress Oxide). To soften the transition to the black washi tape, I applied a little more color to the right edge of the panel. I then stamped the fir, bunny and sentiment, embossed half of the sentiment, cut it in two and added it. The die for the reindeer is from Dixi Crafts.

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Sparkle Christmas - Non-Traditional Colors
Mixed Media Lovers - Washi tape
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an Animal
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes + opt. Twist - Use Black, Grey and one other Color

Stamps: Fir and sentiment (Katzelkraft); bunny (Cats on Appletrees);
Inks: Black Soot (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Dies: Dixi Crafts
Patterned paper; washi tape; embossing powder,