samedi 30 septembre 2023

It's never too late...

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


Our current challenge is to use the color red. I have chosen the shaggy animal from Katzelkraft and colored it with watercolors.  I love his big eyes!♥♥ 
To make the red look a little more vibrant, I added a few accents with Distress Ink Barn Door. 
I masked the animal, sponged a bit of Cracked Pistachio (Distress Oxide) in the background, and sprinkled on a few droplets of black ink.
For the shading underneath him, I used Black Soot (Distress Oxide).
I removed the mask and added the sentiment.

Linked up with:
Inkspirational - Clean & Simple
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Nachteulen Schaffen Schönes - Alles ist möglich
The Corrosive - Anything Goes

Stamps: Katzelkraft
Inks: Barn Door (Distress Ink); Cracked Pistachio and Black Soot (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);

mardi 26 septembre 2023

Katzelkraft - Magic

Hi everyone, 
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft card. :))

The "Whimsy mushrooms" set I used for my last card was still on the crafting table. 
This inspired me to create another card with these stamps.
I decided to add an extra touch of fancy to today's card using the Moon Fairy silhouette stamp from Crackerbox.
I stamped the silhouette and then cut out just the fairy and the stars that go with it. That was pretty tedious! 
...I'm crazy, I know!
I stamped all the mushrooms, colored them with alcohol ink markers and cut them out too. 
I used a background from my gel print stash. Stenciled it with trees and leaves and added a few white strokes to the trees to give them depth. I then added the mushrooms and fairy. Embossed the quote, cut it into pieces and added it as well. As a final touch, I glued tiny stars to the fairy's stars.

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:
Make My Monday - Create your own Background
Path of Positivity - Tic-Tac-Toe (middle row)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Stamps: Mushrooms and sentiment (Katzelkraft); Moon Fairy (Crackerbox);
Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Trees (Craft Senations); Leaves (That's Crafty);
Alcohol ink markers, embossing powder, tiny stars, gel print, 

samedi 23 septembre 2023

Snowmen meeting

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

Use a Stencil

I stenciled the fir trees using an old embossing tool from Fiskars - one of my first purchases when I started cardmaking. - That was a long time ago!
I then inked the background with Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide). To do this, I put some ink on a sheet of acetate, sprayed it with water, and pressed the watercolor-like ink here and there on the background.
I stamped the snowmen (Hein Design), colored them with Distress Oxide inks and cut them out. I added a strip of foam tape to the bottom and sprinkled it with white and blue glitter. Adhered the snowmen with foam tape as well. 
Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from Katzelkraft and added a few tiny stars.


Linked up with:
ABC Christmas - S for Snowmen
Christmas Kickstart - Chillin' with my Snowmies
Cardz 4 Galdz - Use a Stencil, a Sentiment, an Image
Moving Along With The Times - September Christmas
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: Snowmen (Hein Design); Sentiment (Katzelkraft);
Inks: Rustic Wilderness, Black Soot and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Stencil: Fiskars
Die cut stars, glitter,

mardi 19 septembre 2023

Katzelkraft - Hang on

Hi everyone, 
I'm back with a new Katzelkraft project. :))

For today's card, I put the spotlight on the "Whimsy mushrooms" and "Frogs" sets. 
I also used stamps from the "To the Moon and Back", "Wild Grass" and "Water Drops" sets. 
I stamped the frogs on already inked cardstock and cut them out. I colored the mushrooms with alcohol markers and cut them out too. I stamped the soil, grasses and raindrops directly on the background painted with acrylic paint. I used foam tape to attach the mushrooms and frogs. 
Finally, I embossed a sentiment on black cardstock, cut it into labels and 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:
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes + Tic-Tac-Toe (middle row)
Bastel-Traum - Autumn Mood
Four Seasons - September Challenge (Fall themed)
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an animal
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Stamps: All (Katzelkraft); 
Inks: Chipped Sapphire (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol ink markers, embossing powder,

samedi 16 septembre 2023

Dear Santa,

Hi everyone!
Time for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
The theme of this week is

Christmas Mice

Actually it was supposed to be a one layer card but I stamped Santa behind the wall first. That didn't match with the sentiment! So I cut out the part that was already stenciled and stamped with the rats. Cut out the mouse tail with a precision knife and placed Santa behind it. This way I was able to save the card from the trash. :))
Stamped the sentiment and addes a few ink splatters. Now I like it! 

Have Fun!

Linked up with:
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Corner - Anything Goes

Stamps: Rats and sentiment (Katzelkraft); Santa (Artemio); 
Inks: Iced Spruce, Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn (Distress Oxide); Onyx Black (Versafine);
Stencil: Scrap Plaisir
Alcohol ink markers, 

vendredi 15 septembre 2023

A Shade of Red...

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

We make it simple!
Everything goes with the color RED

I stamped the gals and colored them partially with red watercolor. Masked them and made black ink splatters. Added a quote from Audrey Hepburn that I embossed on black labels, stamping only the word RED in red.

Hope you like it

Linked up with:
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
The Craft Addicts - Anything Goes

Stamps: All the Gals (Dina Wakley - Ranger); quote (stamped with an alphabet rolling rubber stamp from Stampin'Up);
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine);
Watercolors, embossing powder,

jeudi 14 septembre 2023

Dots, Dots, Dots...

Hi everyone!
A quick reminder about the International Dot Day
our current challenge at the Day of the Month Card Club.

I actually wanted to use this die for last week's card, but I didn't like the result at all! 
After a week to think about, here is my new idea. 
I die cut the panel from black cardstock. Colored the dots I had punched out of Bristol paper at the first attempt with alcohol ink markers and put them in the holes of the black panel. Trimmed the panel and adhered it to a blank card.
Finally, I die cut a Happy Birthday out of glitter cardstock and added it to the card.
I like this result much better :))

Linked up with:
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Allsort Challenge - Anything Goes or Use Die Cuts
Unicorn Challenge - Layer it Up
A Place to Start - Anything Goes w. opt. twist: All that Glitters
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Dies: Dots (AVEC); HBD (Craft Sensations);
Alcohol ink markers, glitter cardstock, black cardstock