Saturday, October 31, 2009

Autumn - Season Of Change

This is for this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge and Limited Supplies Challenge: What's the Weather? Well, we've got typical German autumn weather: some fog, a little sun, some rain - changing all the time. And as for the Limited Supplies Challenge we were not only to create a card about weather at home but also to use two things of a kind, I used:
2 different dp designs
2 color staples
2 rhinestones
2 pieces of ribbon
2 colors of cardstock
Thanks to Jean AKA naturecoastcrafter from the Res-Q-Challenge team (look at her wonderful gallery) who sent this wonderful cuttlebug pumpkin and the autumn clear stamps (and much more) to me - I love all these goodies!!!
Dp by Basic Grey, ribbon by Just Write, Stamps by Studio G.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I'm a little late with this card because it's for last week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge, but I had so little stamping time that I wasn't able to finish it earlier.
I love this wonderful film strip stamp by Stamp-It Australia (though I have to admit that it is not so easy to achieve a really perfect impression with it). The border was stamped with a Penny Black stamp. I used SU Chocolate Chip and Taken With Teal inks, and the background papers were created with my favourite cuttlebug folder.

Surprise From The Res-Q Team!!!

Recently I discovered a wonderful "medical" blog, the Res-Q-Challenge. It's a fantastic stamping blog, and their challenges often are about "medical" topics... not to be taken too seriously. I was totally excited when I discovered that blog and immediately sent a comment there. And what do you think? Today I received this wonderful blog candy from the Res-Q Team!!!!

Thank you so much, Jean, for sending these goodies to me - I love those bright pumpkins, leaves, owls and of course the clear stamps!!!!

Look What I Got!

Today I got a wonderful Halloween Card from Dani. I admired that card already on her blog (you REALLY should visit her blog, it is worth while!!!!), and now I found it in my mail - what a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much, Dani!

Friday, October 16, 2009

What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes?

As an ophthalmologist, I've got a natural affinity to all eye images and sayings. So I once got this photo card but never used it. Today's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge was to use a pre-made card as a base for a stamping creation, so this was the perfect chance to combine this old eye postcard with this "What do you see when you close your eyes?" saying (by B-Line design) I do love so much.

I added the flower eyelet (by Whoo-Whoo-Wowies) and some rhinestones on the upper lid (hard to see in the photo) and one rhinestone on the pupil light reflex, stamped and silver-embossed the saying and mounted the photo card onto a white double-fold card.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Falling Leaves Thank You

Last week's Splitcoast Limited Supplies challenge asked for "just stamped" cards without any ribbons, buttons or other embellishments. So I went back to my beloved Teykol and made a Teykol resist card...once again.
The image (by Inkadinkado) and sentiment (by Heindesign) are stamped with Black StazOn onto glossy white cardstock. Then I brushed beside the lines with some Teykol, let it dry, then sponged over the whole image with several shades of Adirondack inks. For the borders, I used an EK Success border punch.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Germany Meets Asia - Happy World Cardmaking Day!

This is for the Verve Stamps World Cardmaking Day challenge - pick a flag and use the color scheme of the flag. For some personal reasons, LOL, I chose the German flag though I have to admit that I personally do not that much like the black, red and gold combo of the flag. I first thought of a Christmas card with these colors, but couldn't get along with the black, so I chose an Asian image (by Inkadinkado) which worked much better for these colors. Hey girls, THIS is WORLD Cardmaking Day - Germany meets Asia!!!!

I used red and black cardstock, a Sizzix embossing folder inked up with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink, Versamark ink and black embossing powder for the main image and mitsuhiki cords for the knot (which is the only complicated thing on this card...) and a gold gelly pen and Krylon pen for the highlights on the image and the edging.

World Cardmaking Day

Today it is World Cardmaking Day, and Splitcoast celebrates that with a whole lot of challenges. The first challenge was to use a quote as the focal image of a card. I love this quote - isn't it that often that we forget about our own strength? And that exactly this forgetfulness makes us really weak? So I made this card to always remind myself of it - guess I'll put it onto my office desk...

And... yeah, right at the moment, I'm bigger than the pain in my right middle finger which I bruised in the ring of the dog leash this afternoon when my dog started for a new world record without waiting for my permission to do so ;-)

Stamps by Stampers Anonymous. Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Desert Sand. Design paper by Basic Grey. And I used: Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon by The Paper Studio, heart brad by You Do Creative (Sweden), Martha Stewart border punch, Prima flower.

Friday, October 2, 2009

First Christmas Tree

My first Christmas card for this year... well, I know, I'm late!!! Today's Limited Supplies Challenge at Splitcoast gave me the chance to try my brand-new Christmas Tree stamp (by Outlines Rubber Stamp). The ornaments on the tree are perfect to use with rhinestones or stickles. And as I couldn't decide what I like better - stickles or rhinestones, I used stickles AND rhinestones - is this too much supplies for the LIMITED Supplies Challenge??? Giggle...
Sentiment by Der bessere Eindruck,