Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Exciting News!

Exciting news today! From now on, I am part of the awesome Cards-und-More Design Team! I am so happy and proud to work together with so many lovely and talented ladies! Be sure to check out the whole DT on the Cards-und-More Blog, on Facebook or Instagram!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Who let the cats out?

Friends of mine are vets, and they send birthday cards to their four-legged patients. So I create a whole bunch of cards for them once in a while. So look at all the meowing and barking on my desk!
For a closer look:

I used my copic markers for coloring. I love the following color combinations for coloring cats and dogs: 
  • C1 - C3 - C5 - C7 (for the cats with the more cool gray tones)
  • W0 - W1 - W2 - W3 - W5 - W7 (that's for the cats with those slightly brownish gray tones)
  • E51 - E53 - E33 - E35 - E57 - E27 - E79 (for the dogs and the red-brown cats)
  • R20 is the pink I used for the ears and noses
Now look at some of the finished cards:

The sentiments I used are from Stempelkueche, Klartextstempel and Create a Smile Stamps. The fish and paws background is an Echo Park stamp, and the background with all the dogs and bones and paws is a Whipper Snapper Designs stamp.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wedding Shaker Card

I created a very clean and simple shaker card for the new cards und more challenge which is all about wedding cards.
 Here you can see some details.

Meow's it going?

Meow's it going?

It's been a long long time since my last post, but finally I decided to revive my blog.
Usually I'm more a dog person, but I just couldn't resist these three cuties.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A stamping friend had to undergo some surgery recently. This is a card I created for her. Owl stamp and sentiment by Joanny Sheen, wavy lines by Judi Kins. I used a little bit of Judi Kins' Diamond Glaze to make the owl's eyes more impressive (hard to see on the photo). The owl is colored with watercolors, dp by CreaMotions, cut and embossed with Spellbinders Nestabilities.

I couldn't stop giggling when I saw this stamp by American Art Stamps for the first time... We have two dogs, and their name is quite often "No no bad dog"... well, more frequently they're called Baxter and Vivaldi... Nevertheless, I had fun with this card which I created for this week's Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge. I bought my first Copic markers recently, and I colored the image with them. Guess I need to practice a little more with the Copics, but I already fell in love with them! Dp by DCWV. Ohhhhh... what are the dogs doing while I'm uploading this????? No no, bad dog!!! ;-)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beautiful Geisha

My wonderful stamping friend Anne Ryan just sent me a parcel full of incredible stamping goodies - key charms, a white gelly pen, white Shimmer spray AND... drum roll... the Asian dreams SU set!!!!! Can you believe it???? I still can't!!!! So I had to create a card using my new stamps right away - this is what it came out.
The background for my stamped images is watercolor paper colored by pressing some green and brown Ranger Adirondack ink pads onto a craft sheet, then misting the craft sheet with water and putting the watercolor paper onto the craft sheet, then I dried the paper with my heat tool. When the paper was completely dry, I sprayed some Glimmer Mist onto it and again dried it with my heat tool.
I stamped my images with Versamark onto the colored watercolor paper and embossed the images with red-gold embossing powder. The Geisha was punched out with a Marvy Uchida oval scallop punch and edged with purple Colorbox Fluid Chalks. Everything was mounted onto cuttlebug-embossed cream cardstock (Plum Blossom folder), then onto burgundy cardstock.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stamping Again...

It's been such a long time without stamping...
Yes, I said without stamping - not just without posting!!!
And I do hope so much I will be able to stamp more regularly again now that I changed some organisation things in my office - new employees, new office hours...

Well, here's two cards I created two weeks ago at a stamping retreat.

I love watercoloring, and this image (by Crafty Individuals) was just stampend and then watercolored on some canvas-textured watercolor paper. Sentiment by Stempelmeer saying "Congratulations".

Something more funny... I'm known for loving coffee, and well, though it's not my style of clothing, this might just be what I'm dreaming of sometimes - sitting with a friend having a cup of coffee, ready for a shopping adventure...
Stamp by designs by Leerè, colored with Tombow markers.