Monday, September 18, 2017

A bit of autumn...

Where's the summer gone? I somehow have the feeling that we didn't have a real summer at all, and now it's already beginning to look like autumn with colorful leaves everywhere. This inspired me for my project today. Take a look...

The Ranger Distress Oxide inks include some awesome autumn colors. I chose spiced marmelade, fossilized amber, wild honey, candied apple, peeled paint und lucky clover to blend over the Dutch Doobadoo Fabric stencil with the Ranger Blending Tool onto a piece of white cardstock. I then splattered some water onto it to create the light sprinkles and added splatters of Ken Oliver Liquid Metals Copper. They create a really lustrous metallic effect. This is what the panel looked like:

I cut a bunch of leaves with the Waffle Flower Greenery dies out of this panel. Don't they look just gorgeous?

I created two cards with the die-cut leaves.The sentiments are from the Waffle Flower stamp sets Enveloper Hello and Happy Day. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Have a late summery week - autumn only on these cards ­čśë!

Materialliste /Materials I used
 Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Spiced Marmelade Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Fossilized Amber Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Wild Honey Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Candied Apple  Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Peeled Paint Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Lucky Clover  Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art - Fabric Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 2,5cm round  Ken Oliver - Color Burst | Liquid Metals - Copper Waffle Flower Dies - Greenery  Waffle Flower Stamp Set - Enveloper Hello  Waffle Flower Stamp Set - Happy Day   Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Birka!

A very special post today... where do I start?
Today there's the launch of a very, very special Blog Hop. A lot of us have been looking forward to this for a very long time, and I'm so happy and proud to be part of all that amazing stuff going on! It's Birka's birthday today  - you all know Birka, don't you? She's one of the most amazing, funny, creative, kind and caring people out in this crafty world. And that's why the Happy Crafty Friends, a group of amzing, incredibly talented girls secretly planned a Blog Hop with tons of surprises and had a hard but oh so fun time keeping secrets, hiding stuff and trying to hold our tongues!

Das ist ein sehr spezieller Post heute... wo soll ich anfangen?
Heute beginnt ein sehr, sehr besonderer Blog Hop. Viele von uns freuen sich schon gaaaanz lange darauf, und ich bin so stolz und gl├╝cklich, dass ich an all diesen wunderbaren Dingen teilhaben darf, die hier gerade passieren! Also, heute ist Birkas Geburtstag - Ihr kennt alle Birka, nicht wahr? Sie ist eine der bezauberndsten, lustigsten, kreativsten, freundlichsten und mitf├╝hlendsten Menschen, die mir je in der Bastelwelt ├╝ber den Weg gelaufen sind.Und darum haben die Happy Crafty Friends, eine Gruppe von wunderbaren, unglaublich talentierten M├Ądels ganz heimlich, still und leise einen Blog Hop mit tonnenweise ├ťberraschungen geplant und eine ziemlich harte, aber soooo lustige Zeit mit Geheimniskr├Ąmerei, Verstecken und blo├č nichts Verraten verbracht.

Well, every Blog Hop starts with a card, so - drumroll, please - here's my birthday card for dearest Birka!

Na gut, jeder Blog Hop beginnt mit einer Karte, also - Trommelwirbel, bitte - hier ist meine Geburtstagskarte f├╝r die allerbeste Birka!

Birka loves everything pink and glitter, so of course this card had to be the most pink card I ever created! The background is made with Ranger Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry ink and a The Art of Brett Weldele stencil. I added a bit of shimmer with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Peony Pink and some dots of Nuvo Jewel Dops Pale Periwinkle.

Birka liebt Pink und Glitzer, deswegen musste dies hier unbedingt die pinkeste Karte werden, die ich jemals gebastelt habe. Den Hintergrund habe ich mit Ranger Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry ink und einem The Art of Brett Weldele Stencil gewischt. Am Rand dann noch ein wenig Glitzer mit Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Peony Pink, und dann noch ein paar P├╝nktchen Nuvo Jewel Dops Pale Periwinkle darauf.

The image is one of the exclusive stamps the Happy Crafty Friends designed just for Birks's birthday and the Blog Hop - you can win it if you join the party, so make sure to read this post completely! I colored the image with Copic markers and a white Sharpie and added some black Wink of Stella on the nose. The doggie sits on an action wobble, so you can see this fun little guy wobbling on the card because he's so happy to join Birka's party.

Das Motiv ist ├╝brigens einer der exklusiv f├╝r Birkas Geburtstag und den Blog Hop von den Happy Crafty Friends gezeichneten Stempel - Ihr k├Ânnt das Stempelset gewinnen, wenn Ihr bei der Party mitmacht, also lest diesen Post unbedingt komplett durch, um Eure Chance nicht zu verpassen!
Ich habe das Motiv mit Copic Markern und einem wei├čen Sharpie coloriert und auf die Nase noch etwas schwarzen Wink of Stella gegeben. Der Wauzi sitzt auf einem Action Wobble und kann vor lauter Freude, dass er bei Birkas Party dabei sein darf, wunderbar herumwackeln.

So this is my card - now it's time to take a look at all the other amazing cards created by the Happy Crafty Friends - go to their brandnew blog!

Das war also meine Karte - jetzt ist es an der Zeit, dass Ihr Euch all die anderen wundersch├Ânen Karten anschaut, die die Happy Crafty Friends gebastelt haben - geht mal auf unseren brandneuen Blog!

Here's a preview of all the Blog Hop cards:

Und hier gibt's schon mal eine Vorschau auf alle Blog Hop-Karten:

And here's the Blog Hop list   -   Hier geht's zum Blog Hop:

And the best thing? You can join the party!

You can win amazing stuff, we have great sponsors and even if you don’t win – we have exclusive digi stamps for you – for free! And lots of fun and cards.
How to join? Create a birthday card for our birthday girl Birka - if you know Birka already you know she’s a sucker for pink - and link it up right here. You got one week to party with us, yay!

Und das Beste daran? Ihr seid Teil der Party! 

Denn Party hei├čt Geschenke und wir haben einige Geschenke f├╝r euch! Zum Beispiel? Exklusive Digi Stamps, nur f├╝r Birka gezeichnet - und ganz umsonst.
Wir haben au├čerdem viele gro├čartige Sponsoren, die Euch gern mit Preisen ├╝bersch├╝tten w├╝rden.
Und warum das alles? Weil Birka die Beste ist, sie ist so so inspirierend und lustig, und weil sie uns allen einfach so viel bedeutet. Um ihr das zu zeigen, gibt es einen pinken Blog Hop mit vielen tollen Leuten und noch viel tolleren Karten.
Wie ihr mitfeiert? Ganz einfach – kreiert eine Geburtstagskarte f├╝r Birka – falls ihr Birka noch nicht kennt, ihre Lieblingsfarbe ist Pink – und verlinkt sie hier. Ihr habt eine Woche Zeit – eine Woche Party, yay!

And now - Happy Birthday, Birka!

We hope you all enjoy the Blog Hop and have lots of fun creating pink cards!

Und jetzt - Happy Birthday, Birka!

Wir hoffen, Euch allen gef├Ąllt der Blog Hop und Ihr habt viel Spa├č, ein bisschen Pink aufs Papier zu bringen.

A big THANK YOU to our Blog Hop sponsors:
Ein riesiges Dankesch├Ân an unsere Blog-Hop-Sponsoren:

Monday, September 11, 2017

There's snow friend like you!

A new challenge has started yesterday at the cards-und-more-shop blog! The theme is friends/craftyfriends.

Kein automatischer Alternativtext verf├╝gbar.
Come on, join the fun - you can win a cuuuute stamp set by Jane's Doodles!

My DT card for the challenge is this cute winter scene - these snowy friends are ready for some snow ball fun.

For the card, I stamped some images of the Festive friends stamp set by Creative Expressions and colored them with copic markers. I prepared a background with Ranger distress inks salty ocean and blueprint sketch and spritzed it with some water and white acrylic paint, stamped the sentiment on it with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.
I glued my images onto the background, added some Bo Bunny Glitter Paste Sugar for the snow and mounted the whole panel onto a dark blue card base.

Look at the sparkle of the snow!

These guys are defeinitely ready for some snow ball fun!
See you at the challenge!

 Materials I used:

Creative Expressions - Clear Stamps Set - Festive Friends Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Salty Ocean  Tsukineko VersaMark Emboss Ink Pad clear - Embossing Kissen transparent MBoss Embossingpowder | Embossing Pulver - White 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Surfing by...

Today I bring you some summer-sun-fun-holidays mood with a shaker card with this cool cat image by Penny Black.

 I started with the funny main image which is part of the Kool Kats stamp set by Penny Black. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers.

Then I cut a shaker window out of light blue cardstock with my cutting board, stamped the sentiment with Memento Paris Dusk ink on it and glued some acetate foil with Ranger Glossy Accents behind it. I cut narrow stripes of foam tape and glued them onto the acetate foil. Then I put some sequins (blue, green) and microbeads onto the image, positioned the shaker window over it and pressed it firmly down.
Now for the background. I used my Dutch Doobadoo Fabric stencil and wiped some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Cornflower Blue onto a white card base. I love the shimmer and texture you create with that, take a closer look!

That's it - just glue the shaker element onto the card base, and a fun card is finished.


Materials I used:

Penny Black - Clearstamp Kool kats Memento Stempelkissen TUXEDO BLACK   COPIC ciao Marker 36er Set A   X-Cut Super Trimmer Memento Stempelkissen PARIS DUSK  Ranger Glossy Accents  3D Foamtape - 2 m Rolle, 1 mm dick Pailetten - COL.6570 - 6mm - 9g  Pailetten - COL.7305 - 6mm - 9g Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Mask Art - Fabric  Tonic Nuvo embellishment mousse cornflower blue 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mermaid alert!

Something completely different from me today...
Usually; I'm well-known for my funny animal cards or some kind of snarky cards...well, a few flower cards here or there... and perhaps an altered book or something like that... But my little niece is going to start school in September, and in Germany, there's the tradition to give children a "Schultuete" on their very first day at school - a large cardstock cornet filled with sweets and little gifts and with a richly decorated outside. My niece asked me to create a mermaid-themed Schultuete, and though this is TOTALLLY out of my comfort zone, this is what I started with today...
The copics I used are:
  • BV29, B99, B39, B37 and B95 for the hair
  • BG72, BG05, BG02, BG00, G00 and Y11 for the fish tail
  • YR23, YR31, Y13 and Y11 for the scallop
  • R20, R00, E00, E000 and BG70 for the skin
And of course I use several Wink of Stella brush pens for all the sparkle.

And though this is not my usual style, I have to admit I love the result...

Now it's time to decorate the Schultuete... I'll show you Pictures of the finished project!