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Dienstag, 30. September 2014

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #294

Good morning folks,

it's already the last day of September and probably some of you already started with the christmas cards production. I'm more in the autumn mood at the moment. But
my today's card for the Everybody-Art-Challenge is whether autumn nor christmas related but would be perfect for Valentine's Day ;o)

The theme for this week is «Key».

I immediately thought of something like «You hold the key to my heart». But since
I do not own a sentiment stamp with that specific text, I chose the «I just love you.» by Technique Tuesday. I stamped it directly on the patterned paper (My Mind's Eye Lost & Found «Portobello Road») with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using ZING! «Red» metallic embossing powder. The chipboard heart is from Pink Paislee and I wrapped some May Arts natural jute string around it and attached the key charm. The cardstock is from Stampin' Up! and to finish my card I added a couple of sparkling sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

Although this is a more simple card it took me quite a while to put it together ;o)

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Mittwoch, 24. September 2014

Same but different #1

Francine and I are two cardmakers from Switzerland. We love the same stamps and products! We also like to play with the different crafting techniques. This is why we decided to start a monthly challenge between both of us, which consists of creating a project with the same stamp, craft supplies or technique. It will be such fun seeing the similarities and differences in how the two of us use the same stuff. We got inspired by Jennifer McGuire (she spoke about those challenges in the Kick Start Online Card Class) and also by Christine’s and Anni’s «Lottie and Lisa» («Das doppelte Lottchen»).

We call our challenge «Same but different».
Doesn’t that sound like a cool challenge? If you have the same stamp and if you get inspired by our challenge, feel free to play it with us! Leave a direct link to your project in the comment field below (No back links, please! It will be funnier to see new creations!). You can also upload your cards to our Same but different challenge Flickr gallery!

Ok, let’s start with the first «Same but different» challenge.

Here is a peek at the stamp set we used:

And here is my take:

Oh, how I LOVE these cute critters! I immediately knew I wanted to create a card that symbolizes friendship! That's why I picked the fox and the bunny to hold a big heart with a lovely message for a dear friend. I colored the images with my Copics. You can hardly see it on the photo but I repeatedly stamped the sentiment «Sweet Friend» (Wplus9 «Hand Lettered Hello») onto the die-cut heart (MFT Die-namics «Heart Full of Love») in «Sea Glass» ink from Simon Says Stamp and sponged the edges. I also heat embossed the same sentiment in white on the banner. The large handwritten «Thinking of you» is from the SSS stamp set «Sending Happy Thoughts» and I heat embossed it with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder from Ranger. For the sunburst background I used a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder («Celebrate»).

Now hop over to Francine to see her gorgeous creation.

Hope you had fun with this post! See you next month for a new «Same but different» challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Dienstag, 23. September 2014

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #293

Hello everybody,

today I want to show you my DT project for the current Everybody-Art-Challenge with the theme «Chocolate».

I decided to create a fun Halloween wrapping for some Chocolate Drinking Straws that I recently found in one of our supermarkets. My son loves them! It's so easy – just put a straw in a glass of milk and you have the perfect chocolate drink. Yummy!

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At first I stamped a couple of the sweet images from the Lawn Fawn «Spooktacular» stamp set in VersaMark. The tiny bats are from an older Whiff of Joy stamp set called «Happy Halloween». I heat embossed all the images with clear embossing powder. The sentiment and the cute little cat with the witch hat are heat embossed in white. The label was cut with a Framelits die by Stampin' Up! («Apothecary Accents»).

I draw some dashed lines with a white gel pen and added some sparkle on the witch hat with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pens (in Clear, Black and Gold). The checked ribbon, the baker's twine and the pumpkin charm are from my stash.

That's all from me for today but I would love to see you on my blog tomorrow. So stay tuned for the upcoming fun:

Thanks for stopping by!

Dienstag, 16. September 2014

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #292

Good morning peeps,

we have a new theme over at the Everybody-Art-Challenge and it is «Paperclip».

I made a card using the «Everyday Occasions» Card Kit by Stampin' Up!.

Since it is always more difficult for me to create masculine cards, the supplies in this kit worked out really well. It contains card bases, envelopes, pre-cut elements (like
the tag and the banner I used), embellishments, baker's twine and even dimensional adhesive. I love that cute arrow paperclip. The colors and graphic patterns are perfect, too. I only added a piece of MME patterned paper, enamel dots and wood veneer stars by Studio Calico.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Montag, 15. September 2014

DT-Card Challenge September

Good morning everyone,

for those who follow my blog regularly, you will notice there's something different today ;o). After 3 years of blogging I decided to post in English from now on (at least
I will try). I hope my German speaking readers don't mind and although I will make mistakes I think it was time for this change.

But now onto business *hehe*. Today starts the new challenge (runs until October 15th, 8:55 am CET) over on the blog. The theme for September is «Fabric/Sewing».

Therefore I created this Fall card with Lawn Fawn's beautiful «Stitched Leaves» dies:

I did some hand sewing on my card. First I stamped some stitched lines (from Mama Elephant «No Peeking») in a light color (Memento Ink «Desert Sand») for a better reference. Afterwards I pierced the holes with my piercing tool and then run a golden thread through.

The die cut leaves were colored by sponging different Distress Inks to achieve some fall colors. I adhered them to my card using dimensional foam adhesive. The German sentiment means «Thank you so much» (Stampin' Up! «Tausend Dank») and is heat embossed in Gold («Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder» by Ranger).

I used a piece of patterned paper (Lily Bee Design «Autumn Spice» 6"x6" paper pad) for the background. The «Buttermint» cardstock is from Bazzill.

So get out your sewing machines or needles and take part in our fun challenge!

Although it's pretty late for it, I'm playing along with the current CASology challenge:

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Dienstag, 9. September 2014

DT-Card Everybody-Art-Challenge #291

Guten Morgen zusammen,

heute gibt es mal keine Karte von mir, denn das aktuelle Thema der Everybody-Art-Challenge lautet «Tee-/Kaffeeverpackung».

Deshalb habe ich ein neues «Gewand» für eine Packung Kaffeekapseln gewerkelt.

Hierfür kam wieder das praktische Envelope Punch Board von We R Memory Keepers zum Einsatz. Damit lassen sich in Windeseile nicht nur Umschläge sondern eben auch Verpackungen fertigen. Das Designpapier und der passende Cardstock in der Farbe «Kandiszucker» (erinnert mich an Latte Macchiato) stammen von Stampin' Up!. Verschlossen wird die Box mit einer Banderole.

Außerdem habe ich eines der brandneuen Fall/Winter-Stempelsets von Lawn Fawn verwendet – es heißt «Love you a latte». Die Kaffeetasse habe ich «gepaperpiect» und den schönen schnörkeligen Text sowie den Kaffeelöffel in Liquid Platinum heiß embosst. Die Untertasse wurde mit Copics coloriert und der Löffel mit einem Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen in Silber. Auf den braunen Cardstock der Banderole habe ich Kaffeebohnen in VersaMark gestempelt und anschließend in Clear embosst.

Die kleinen Sprechblasen habe ich aus Designpapier («Into the Woods» Paper Pad) ausgeschnitten und mit Glossy Accents überzogen. Der Jutefaden ist von May Arts.

Ist doch mal eine nette kleine Geschenkidee, z.B. für die kaffeeliebende Freundin ;o)

Ich wünsche Euch einen ganz schönen Tag!

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