Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Everybody!

This is a very simple card, but I love the background stamp (by Stampers Anonymous) with its soft floral texture. I inked it up with several Adirondack inks and stamped it onto rough watercolor paper. The sentiment is stamped on a piece of cardstock I colored with the same Adirondack shades. If you take a very close look, you can see a lighter-colored swirl pattern on it which is stamped with Castaway (some bleach ink). The sentiment (by Kaleidoskop) says "Congratulations".

And now... countdown for 2010!!!!
What a great topic for today's Splitcoast Stampers' Ways To Use Challenge - time! Here in Germany, it's about one hour left in 2009, we just had a delicious fondue dinner, and sparkling wine is waiting for me to stop with my blogging activities for tonight and to clink glasses with my husband and the neighbours at midnight...
But before, I wanted to upload this card I created for the WT challenge. I recently snatched that wonderful SU! set of clocks, cogwheels and this great sentiment at a second hand stamp market, and this was the perfect moment to use it for the first time. Hope you like it!
Happy New Year everybody!!! See you all back in 2010!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let It Snow...

When we woke up this morning, we had a wonderful snowy winter landscape outside... We haven't had so much snow for such a long time. Mostly it's only foggy and raining, so we really enjoyed a wonderful snow walk this morning. It was the first time our younger dog Vivaldi saw snow - it was so exciting for him, and Baxter, our elder dog, and Vivaldi had so much fun playing in the snow together.
Look at that Video clip!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Vivaldi Wishes Merry Christmas

When I visited Louise's blog yesterday, I detected such a fun little movie she had created and posted. So I just had to try it myself featuring my little dog Vivaldi... Have fun!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pink Polka Dotted Gingerbread Man - Or: What To Do If You Eat Too Much Delicious Food During The Holidays...

This week's Res-Q-Challenge
was kind of complicated... In honor of all Alka-Seltzer, Pepto-Bismol and all these other things helping us to get along with all this wonderful food through the holidays, the challenge was to create a card with some food element, polka dots representing the bubbles of Alka-Seltzer, pink to represent Pepto-Bismol and some round element to represent Rolaids...
I found it extremely difficult to combine a brown gingerbread man brad (which was the only holiday food piece in my stack) with pink and polka dots, until I found a piece of this dp by Rayher...
The gingerbread man brad is by Hot Of The Press, the rickrack ribbon by Lil Davis Designs. The sentiment stamp is by Autumns Leaves, I punched away the center part which was a Christmas Tree to replace it with my gingerbread man.

White Snowflake

White Snowflake, what a silly title for this post, are there any other snowflakes than white ones??? Well, look a the card and read about the challenge, then you'll understand why my mind is some white-confused today...

No time to stamp during this week - so I took my chance to spend a rainy and foggy Sunday in my craft room.

This week's Splitcoaststampers Limited Supplies Challenge was a real challenge - only white cardstock, white or clear embellishments, white ink - white ink??? Just kidding, ONE single color of ink was allowed, thank you for your generosity, Holly!!!
The background cardstock was embossed with my new cuttlebug Holly Borders embossing folder. The snowflake was cut and embossed with my cuttlebug snowflake die, then I added a clear rhinestone. The sentiment stamp by Kaleidoskop is originally square and
says "Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year". I used Versamark ink and silver embossing powder, cut it with a circle punch because I thought a circle would fit better to the card than a square, and edged it with a silver Krylon pen. The ribbon is by Panduro.

Anyway, I had fun with this challenge, and I like the result.