mardi 24 avril 2018

Cool Cats

Hello everyone!
.... in last minute - that I managed this card duo! Why a duo? Well, I just discovered Twofer Challenge, a card challenge blog of a new genre, that I really wanted to join in! - A completely new concept, because there must be two cards!
....but what am I talking about, look at it yourself and maybe you will like the concept too!

The requirement is pets. - I love cats, so I chose these cute velvet paws from Clearly Besotted Stamps.

The first card can be used for different occasions. 
It is was quite simple to design - although the small fish were not easy to cut!
I watercolored with felt-tip pens.

For the second card, it was another song! Stamping, masking, coloring, cutting ... in short, I spent a good part of my afternoon for this card and I am totally satisfied and in love with her !!
...Self-praise stinks but this time I like to accept it! hahaha
The cats, the gifts and the background are colored with alcohol markers. I first colored the Christmas tree with colored pencils, then with felt-tip pens and then I set accents with alcohol markers. The floor is stamped (Kaisercraft) and sponged with Sahara Sand (Stampin'Up). Unfortunately, I can not tell you from which manufacturer are the sentiments - I bought them at the flea market!

Have a Happy Day!

Stamps: Floor (Kaisercraft); Cats (Clearly Besotted Stamps); Christmas tree and gifts (Scrap Plaisir); Sentiments (Unknown)
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Felt-tip pens, Alcohol Markers, Colored Pencils

vendredi 20 avril 2018

A Magical Day

Hello everyone!
Many many birthdays in the next few weeks - and there are also two challenges I want to join!
But to tell you the whole truth ....

... I just received my latest Stampin'Up stamps and I could not resist using them!

I also bought the corresponding dies with these stamps - this is much more practical - cutting with dies is much faster and cleaner than cutting with scissors!
I watercolored the background and then die cut small stars at top and bottom. 
While the paper was drying, I stamped and punched one unicorn and colored it with the same colors as those used for the background. I stamped two other unicorns and a few stars directly on the colored sheet and stuck glitter paper under the die cut stars. 
I trimmed the sheet with a wavy edge cutting die, added the sentiment, stuck the colored unicorn by using foam pads and pasted the sheet on a white base card.

Hope you have a magical day too!

Linked up with:
Challenge Up Your Life - Unicorns and/or Rainbows
Stempelküche - Fabelwesen

Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Felt-tip pens
Dies: Stampin'Up

mardi 17 avril 2018

Let's be lazy 😉

Hello everyone!
Today we had really nice and sunny weather - it really smelled like summer!

... and it turns out, that I have something that goes perfectly with it!

I made this card already two weeks ago and for today, fits like a glove!
The image (digi stamp) is colored with alcohol markers. I stamped,colored and cut out the sun and added it as well as the sentiment to my card. Voilà! 

Hope you have a lot of sunshine too!
See you soon :)

Stamps: Sun and Sentiment (Lora Bylora), the image is a digi
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine), Alcohol Markers

lundi 16 avril 2018


Hello everyone!
The sun shines every day a bit more - so I decided to do a "sunshine" card ....logical!

Normally it should have been a one layer card, but does not always happen as expected!

Actually, I colored the background of the daffodils in light green, but I did not like it at all! So I cut the picture right under the top flowers and put them on a card with a wide light blue colored stripe - like you see it here. ....this unexpected handling gave at the same time more volume to the card! I cut the word sunshine with a die, colored it in pale yellow and stuck it back in the cut area. -- Saved!!
...I colored with alcohol markers.

Thanks for your visit!

Linked up with:
Time Out Challenges - Spring ...(Daffodils on my card)
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Simply Create Too - Use Die Cuts
Stempelgarten - Frühling ...(Narzissen auf meiner Karte)


Stamps (Stampin'Up)
Die: Stampin'Up
Alcohol markers

dimanche 15 avril 2018

Hop, hop, hop...

Hello everyone!
We have a new challenge at the Dream Factory! - This month's movie is

Peter Rabbit 
Peter Hase
Pierre Lapin

... I think you guessed what we are waiting for! 😉

Here is my bunny boy!
 ...a free clipart from Webweaver that I copied by hand and colored with felt-tip pens. 
The background is colored in light blue --- very light blue! ;)
The wooden fence is made of white cardstock and sponged after embossing (Stampin'Up)
I also added a speech bubble and text (handwritten). Voilà!

Text : .... hmm, I could swear ....
.... I forgot something!

Happy crafting! - Looking forward to see your creations!

samedi 14 avril 2018

Vive le vent d'hiver

Hello everyone.
How about a little Christmas card?
Cornelia's inspiration card at Muse Christmas Visions made me want to make one!

It was a bit difficult to make this card -- I really lack training for card making!! 😁😁
I colored and fussy-cut the little reindeer three times and I gave them different accessories for more fun. I put them in the snow hills (embossed and cut) and added some firs and the text. One of the firs is orned with pink pearl pen dots. The text says: Jingle bells...

Have a nice weekend

Linked up with:
Muse Christmas Visions - Muse Cornelia

                  Cornelia's card

Stamps: All Scrap Plaisir
Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine); Felt-tip pens
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Pearl pen

mardi 10 avril 2018


Hello everybody!
.... no more packaging! - Today I have a spring card for you! ....super easy to do! 

I embossed the base card, stamped spring greetings on a large green stripe and glued it on the card. 
The gorgeous image is a digital stamp I got from my niece. I colored it with alcohol markers and layered it with green and white cardstock. - The white cardstock panel was cut with a faux stitching die.
Finally I stuck the image on the green stripe with foam pads. - That was it!

Thank you for your visit!

Stamps: Sentiment (Mia's Stempelküche)

lundi 9 avril 2018


Hello everyone!
.... today I have a very original packaging for you!

I was looking for an idea to pack two pots with seeds - and found it here!
Unfortunately the site is closed, but the picture is pretty good to understand!

...and here is my interpretation of the mini greenhouse! 

The stamps are from Artemio - a birthday gift from a dear friend  ....she got this greenhouse from me! :))
The punches for the leaves are by Marianne Design and Joy Crafts.

The contents consist of two pots with seeds, cherry tomatoes and basil. 
Each potty got its lid so it looks a bit nicer!

See you soon!

Linked up with:
Steckenpferdchen - Verpackung

Stamps: Artemio
Inks: Stampin'Up
Embossing: Stampin'Up
Dies: Marianne Design and Joy Crafts
Cardstock and Acetat

dimanche 8 avril 2018

Easter packaging

Hello everyone! card today, but a funny Easter box!

Although I had to convert some measures to fit the box to my needs but basically it is very easy to do! 
If you like it and want to do it too, here's the tutorial. - Maybe not necessarily for a bunny,  it can surely be adapted to other kinds of animals.

Happy crafting! 😉

Linked up with:

Steckenpferdchen - Verpackung

Stamps: Mia's Stempelküche (Sentiment); Stem and Flower (Stampin'Up)
Inks: Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo (Stampin'Up); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies: Ears and Paws (Sizzix); an office punch for the eyes
A bit of black wire for the whiskers 

samedi 7 avril 2018

Do not disturb

Hello everyone!
Oh dear, it's time to feed my blog! - Another week passed and I still have not found the right rhythm!

I originally planned this card for Easter .... but finally it became a card for Spring!

I found this lovely image on Deviantart - created by Katheairene
I copied the image by hand and colored it with my alcohol markers. - For the background I used a gold colored pencil. I cut it into a rectangle and added some faux stitches to the edges.
I put a strip of patterned paper to my base card and stuck the image by using foam pads.
The sentiment (Scrap Plaisir) says: "Do not disturb"

See you soon...

Linked up with:
Bastel-Traum - Ostern/Frühling

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