DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #55


Hi peeps,

it's time for a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog.
This time we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you. Feel free to use the colors shown on the pic.

This challenge will run until August 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I created this floral card using the Paper Smooches «Best Buds» stamp set, my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Distress Oxide Inks for the background.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Make it Crafty Special Blog Hop


Hi everyone,

today I have the honor to be part of a special blog hop over at Make it Crafty. Thank you so much Zoe for inviting me!

Zoe has really exciting news for you! She has always been an admirer of Krista Smith's gorgeous illustrations and she's happy to introduce the brand new Funky Girls to all of you. They are now available at the Make it Crafty Store.

The design team and special guests have added their magic to these wonderful images to offer you lots of ideas on how you can get creative with them.

I had the pleasure to create a card with the sweet Relax with Wine Digi Stamp:

I colored her with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. You can't see it on the photo, but I covered the wine glass with Glossy Accents for some extra shine. The «Cheers» die and the stamped sentiment are by My Favorite Things.

And here is the complete blog hop list to get on with the inspiration:

Anja —> you are here ;-)
Store Blog 

Chance to become a guest designer!
As you soak up the inspiration, leave some love along the way as Zoe will be offering two random commenters a chance to guest on the Make it Crafty team for two months! We want you to come join the fun at Make it Crafty and be part of the team! The winners will receive a package of chippie goodness to play with and access to design and create with images from the digital stamps available in the MiC store. Winners will be contacted on Monday 10th of July to confirm they would like to be our guest.

Thank you so much for hopping on by today!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge July


Good morning,

Summer is in full swing and today starts a new Stempelgarten Challenge with the theme «Anything that flies».


I came up with this card using the plane and banner from the lovely Memory Box «Flying High» stamp set.

For the colorful background, I blended together Distress Inks («Salty Ocean» and «Tumbled Glass» at the top) and Distress Oxide Inks («Fossilized Amber» and «Worn Lipstick» at the bottom). I also added sprinkles of water to lift the color here and there.

I colored the stamped images with Copics, fussy cut everything out and popped it up with foam tape. To complete my sky scene, I adhered die-cut clouds (My Favorite Things «Puffy Clouds» Die-namics). I also added two red die-cut hearts and some small Nuvo Crystal Drops in white.

The striped paper is from the MFT «Black & White Basics» 6x6 paper pack which creates a nice neutral contrast to the summer colors on my card.

You will have time until July 31st, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:

A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an uplifting day!

MFT Camp Create Bonus: Divine Dry Embossing


Hi peeps,

when you can't sleep because of the heat and a stomach bug, you try to cure yourself with crafting ;-)

Today is the last day to submit your work to the current session of the My Favorite Things Camp Create.

I made a bonus card for the bonfire craft Divine Dry Embossing.


For this fun technique, I created a dry embossed background using the «Wild Greenery» Die-namics.

To make things easier, I arranged the dies face-down and picked them up with a piece of GLAD Press'n Seal. Next, I carefully placed them onto my cardstock and ran everything through my die-cutting machine using an embossing mat so the dies wouldn't cut through the cardstock but only leave impressions. Then I rotated the dies by 180° (pretty quick thanks to the Press'n Seal) and embossed the other half of the cardstock. I really like the subtle look you achieve with dry embossing. To add some stitched detail and rounded corners, I cut my dry embossed panel with the largest die from the «Blueprints 31» set. I adhered it with foam sheet to the top-folding card base.

I colored one of the cuties from the «Sweet Sloths» set with Copics and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also cut a piece of patterned paper («Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6 Paper Pack») with a «Stitched Circle STAX» die. The sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on a strip of dark brown cardstock. I popped up the sloth with foam tape and added enamel dots as a finishing touch.

Of course there is a special bonfire badge to complete my collection :-) I had a blast creating!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

MFT Camp Create Day 5: Glitzy Glitter


Hello again,

so happy that I was able to make a last card for the first session of My Favorite Things Camp Create 2017.

Thank you MFT for hosting this fun and inspiring event! The final craft for Day 5 is Glitzy Glitter.


Therefore I picked my favorite glitter cardstock and pretty «Metallic Brass Sparkle Embossing Glitter» by WOW!.

At first, I created a little frame element by cutting the glitter cardstock as well as a piece of white foam with one of the «Stitched Square Scallop Frames». I stacked the die-cuts together for a little bit of dimension and trimmed some vellum a tad smaller than my frame. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the «Lucky» set in VersaMark and heat embossed it with the sparkly WOW! glitter.

The flower is actually from my small stash of pre-colored images from the last The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin. I masked the floral image and added the leaves before coloring it with Prismacolor Pencils.

For my background I chose a piece of patterned paper from the «Proper Pinstripes 6x6 Paper Pack» and matted it onto purple cardstock. To finish my card, I adhered some sequins with a «Platinum Stickles» dot in the middle.

Yippie! So proud that I managed to collect all 5 badges!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening!

MFT Camp Create Day 4: Sensational Sliders

Hello everyone,

Phew! I was sweating in my craft room creating another card for My Favorite Things Camp Create.

For Day 4 the craft is Sensational Sliders. To be honest, I rarely make this kind of interactive cards, so it took me quite a while ;-)

I created a little ocean scene with the «You Float My Boat» stamps and coordinating dies, Distress Inks and some additional MFT products.

At first, I stamped the cute sail boat with MFT Premium Dye Inks (Blueberry, Blu Raspberry and Chili Powder) and the help of my MISTI. Next, I blended together three Distress Inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch) and added lots of water sprinkles. When everything was completely dry, I cut some waves with the «Stitched Scallop Edges» Die-namics and white heat embossed the sentiment.

The most tricky part was to construct the hidden slider channel for my boat. I really used a lot of foam tape on this card :-)

For the sun in the background, I did some faded Ink Blending with Lemon Chiffon and Insulation Pink. I stamped the birds from the «Party Like A Pirate» set in VersaFine «Onyx Black» and adhered two die-cut and shaded clouds («Cloud 9» Die-namics) with foam tape.

And here is my fourth Camp Create Badge! Woot woot!

Thank you so much for stopping by! See ya soon!

MFT Camp Create Day 3: Spectacular Shakers


Hi peeps,

hope you've enjoyed a sunny weekend. I'm glad I could squeeze in another card for My Favorite Things Camp Create.

Spectacular Shakers are the craft for Day 3 and MFT has all the required supplies to easily create them.


I finally used the adorable Birdie Brown «Mermazing» stamp set. These cute images just make me smile :-)

At first, I stamped one of the mermaids and her little fish friend and colored them with Copics. To create a water background, I quickly draw some wavy lines with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and blended them with water. I also added some water droplets to lift the color here and there. To complete my little ocean scene, I stamped the three little fishes with «Broken China» Distress Oxide Ink.

For my shaker element, I used the new «Ocean View Porthole» Die-namics (cut from silver foil cardstock) and a circle shaker pouch. Before carefully putting my shaker together, I filled it with sequins and seed beads.

The woodplank paper is from the «Tranquil Textures 6x6 Paper Pack» and I cut it with a rounded stitched rectangle die from the «Blueprints 31» set. Finally, I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine «Onyx Black».

Yay! Here comes my third earned Camp Create Badge!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
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