Sunday, November 19, 2017

Santa's coming by train!


Hi you all,

Christmas is coming soon, and Santa has already boarded the train - you never know how much delay there will be ;-)
I wanted to create a really long train, so I decided to go with an unusual card size. I cut a 10 by 30 cm stripe of kraft cardstock and scored it at 10 and 20 cm.
I then die-cut some white JoyCrafts glitter cardstock with the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts Die-Namics and splattered white Dylusions acrylic paint onto the cardstock to get the look of snow.
I stamped the images of the Special Delivery stamp set by Creative Expressions with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out.
Finally I glued the wagons in a row. 
And now pay attention at the platform, the train is going to leave! ;-)

Materials I used:

Cardstock Kraft Paper- Kraft Hell Braun - 12   Joy!Crafts - Glitterkarton A4 - Set 1 - 8011-0601     My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Snow Drifts (MFT-546)    Ranger Dylusions Paint | Acrylfarbe - white linen   Creative Expressions - Clear Stamps Set - Special Delivery    Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK      COPIC ciao Marker 72er Set A 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Polar Pals

Hello crafty friends,
41 days till Christmas! Okay, 42 for those who celebrate on Dec 25th and not 24th like wie do here in Germany... Do you get as hectic as I do when thinking of all the Christmas cards that still have to be created till then? In contrast, these little polar guys look rather relaxed...
I created this little scene with the My Favorite Things Polar Pals stamp set. I love this set and had the idea that all the Polar animals should celebrate Christmas together. So I stamped the ice bear, one of the penguins and one seal first with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock. Then I created masks for these images and stamped the second penguin, seal and igloo. Again some masking, then I added the trees.  
I colored everything with my Copic markers - yes, the background is created with Copic markers as well.
Some details were added with a white Sharpie pen
I added black Ranger Enamel Accents onto the noses to make them look glossy and wet.
The sentiment is from the Creative Expressions Festive Friends stamp set. I embossed it with white embossing powder. The snow flakes are tiny bits of Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss white.
I hope you like my card - and hey, relax, it's Christmas! ;-)

Materialliste / Materials I used:

My Favorite Things Polar Pals Clear Stamps (CS-236)    Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK     COPIC ciao Marker 72er Set B   Sharpie Extra Fine Point Poster Paint Marker - White | Weiß   Ranger - Enamel Accents  - Black Tie Creative Expressions - Clear Stamps Set - Festive Friends       MBoss Embossingpowder | Embossing Pulver - White    Tonic Nuvo crystal drops 30ml gloss white 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Green Moodboard

There's a new challenge at Cards und More. This time it's all about a color moodboard with greens, greys and black. I came up with this sympathy card. The German text says: There are moments in life when the world just stops for a second. And when it starts going round again, nothing is still the same.
The background is created with the My Favorite Things Drifts & Hills stencil, the foliage is die-cut with the Waffle Flower Greenery dies.
So please join the challenge and see the inspiration cards of the other DT members!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hi y'all,
Today I'm on the Cards und More Shop Blog with this cute set of doggie Christmas cards. I'm a total dog person, so of course I fell in love with the cute Happy Pawlidays stamp set by My Favorite Things. The images in this set are so sweet and funny that cards with these doggies come together very easily, you don't need much extras to set them in scene.


I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock, cut them out and colored them with Copic markers.


For the sentiment I die-cut the Merry Christmas Circle Frame from red cardstock, covered it with Wink of Stella for some sparkle and a thick layer of Ranger Glossy Accents.



For the background I used some palette knives to bring on Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone through the Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art Stars onto my card.



I glued the images with foam tape onto the card and added some white accents with a Sharpie pen and Ranger Enamel Accents Black Tie on the doggies' noses for the final touch.

Materials I used:

My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays Clear Stamps (BB-51)  Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK    COPIC ciao Marker 72er Set A    My Favorite Things Die-Namics Merry Christmas Circle Frame (MFT-1188)  Ranger Glossy Accents    ZIG Wink of Stella Brush Clear Glitter MS-55/999   Tonic Nuvo glimmer paste 50g moonstone  Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art - Stars    Viva Decor - Schablonier-Spachtel Sharpie Extra Fine Point Poster Paint Marker - White | Weiß   Ranger - Enamel Accents  - Black Tie  3D Foamtape - 2 m Rolle, 1 mm dick 


Have a great day and give your doggies an extra hug from me!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

SEAson's Greeting

Happy Sunday and Sea-Son's Greetings!

Today I'm over on the Cards und More Shop Blog with a cool water shaker card.

I'm addicted to all ocean creatures, and so I couldn't resist when I saw the cute SEAson stamp set by Waffle Flower. And I had immediately in mind to create a water shaker card with it - the SEAson-Santa just has to swim!


I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cardstock, cut them out and colored them with Copic markers. Then I created a background with Ranger Distress Oxide inks Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Broken China and glued my images onto it.

Aren't those fish decorating their Christmas tree just too cute?

I filled a clear plastic bag with a bit water, some sequins and added a drop of Distress Ink Broken China so that the water looks blue. I sealed the bag with tape, wrapped it around my card and secured it on the back of my card. To hide the folded sides of my plastic bag, I cut a frame from blue cardstock and glued it over the plastic bag. I finally added the treasure chest on top of the frame - done!


Here's a short movie to show you how the water moves in the card.


  Materials I used:

Waffle Flower Stamp Set - The SEAson  Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK               Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Broken China   Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Salty Ocean    Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Peacock Feathers        COPIC ciao Marker 72er Set A  Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 2,5cm round      Distress Ink™ Refill Broken China    Pailetten - COL.6570 - 6mm - 9g 

Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday!

Christiane