DT Stempelgarten Challenge December

05.12.2017

Good morning peeps,

today starts the last Stempelgarten Challenge of the year. And since most of us are really busy right now, we have a simple theme for you this month: «Anything Goes».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

This adorable Whimsy Stamps «Balancing Elf» (illustrated by Krista Heij-Barber) made me giggle the moment I saw him.

I colored this cutie with my Copics and fussy cut him leaving a small white border. For the background, I cut a sheet of Lawn Fawn «Perfectly Plaid Christmas» patterned paper and adhered it to my top-folding card base. Next, I run some red cardstock through my die-cutting machine with the Sizzix/Tim Holtz «Holiday Knit» embossing folder. I also cut it with a stitched rectangle die from the My Favorite Things «Blueprints 29» set and popped it up with fun foam.

I gold heat embossed one of the «Snow Globe Sentiments» on a strip of white cardstock which I die cut with a die from the same «Blueprints 29» set. I adhered the little elf with foam tape and added golden sparkling enamel dots as well as wood veneer stars by Studio Calico.

You will have time until December 31st, 2017 to enter the Stempelgarten Challenge and this is the prize you could win:


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

I'm joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme «Anything Goes».

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Anja

Concord & 9th Blooms Fill-In Peach Birthday Card

04.12.2017

Hello everyone,

EEK! It's already December and I still have no Christmas cards to show. It was my sweet Grandma's birthday on Saturday and of course I made her a card. I was so excited to finally ink up the gorgeous Concord & 9th «Blooms Fill-in» stamp set.

I love that you're able to get a different look by simply changing up your ink colors. I've used Dye Inks by Altenew and Simon Says Stamp. I also heat embossed the berries in clear and the flower stems in gold.

For the birthday greeting, I cut a strip of 40lb vellum, stamped the German sentiment (Stampin' Up! «Landlust») in VersaMark and heat embossed it with WOW! «Metallic Gold Rich Pale» embossing powder.

I'm entering my card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme «Anything Goes».

Thank you so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow!
Anja

Stampin' Up! Diamond Wedding Anniversary

22.11.2017

Hi peeps,

I really should be working on Christmas stuff, but made this little commission card for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary – that means 60 incredible years of marriage!

I used the gorgeous Stampin' Up! «Eclectic Layers» Thinlits dies and some My Favorite Things «Watercolor Wash» patterned papers. I die cut the diamond outline from golden glitter cardstock and stamped the cross design in Tsukineko Delicata «Golden Glitz»ink. The German sentiment (SU «Grußelemente») reads «Congrats» and I white heat embossed it on a small banner. To finish off my card, I adhered a couple of pretty Studio Katia «Iridescent Clear Crystals».

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #59

15.11.2017

Hello everyone,

today we have a brandnew challenge theme over at the bastel-traum.ch blog – «Winter/Christmas/Starshine».
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until December 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

For my holiday card, I created a cute scene using the adorable critters from the Mama Elephant «Whimsical Winter» set.

I had so much fun stamping, Copic coloring and fussy cutting all the images! For my snowfall background, I combined some white splatters and Distress Inks («Broken China», «Tumbled Glass» and «Milled Lavender») which I blended together on a piece of Bristol cardstock. I also added three little die-cut hearts and some random Nuvo «White Blizzard» Glitter Drops which you unfortunately can't see on the photo.

To create the snow hills, I used two of the stitched Mama Elephant «Landscape Trio» dies and cut them from white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the «Merry Greetings» set on the front snowhill and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. For some dimension, I popped it up with foam tape. Finally, I adhered all the stamped images to finish off my winter scene.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge November

07.11.2017

Hi everyone,

on Sunday started the latest Stempelgarten Challenge with the theme «Christmas is coming».

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

A bit later than usual, I'm showing you my very first Christmas card for this year. I've chosen the adorable puppy from the My Favortite Things Birdie Brown «Happy Pawlidays» stamp set and colored him with Copics.

Sometimes I struggle with my mojo, so I'm very thankful for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge ;-)

I'm entering the current challenge #357 – this inspiring sketch really helped me to create my card layout:

For the background panel, I used the Taylored Expressions «Cable Knit» embossing folder to add some texture to the white cardstock. I hand cut the fishtail banner from polka dotted paper (MFT «Dots & Stripes Neutral» 6x6 Paper Pack». Next, I die cut one of the «Single Stitch Line Square Frames» from red glitter cardstock and put a piece of patterned paper (MFT «Tranquil Textures» 6x6 Paper Pack) behind it.

I white heat embossed one of the «Snow Globe Sentiments» on black cardstock and used the «Stitched Sentiment Strips» Die-namics to cut it out. I adhered all the elements by mostly following the sketch and popped up the dog and sentiment banner with foam tape. To finish my card, I added three wood veneer stars by Studio Calico.

You will have time until November 30th, 2017 to join the Stempelgarten 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!
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #58

15.10.2017

Good morning everyone,

there's a new challenge theme over at the bastel-traum.ch blog – this time it's all about «Thanks».
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until November 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

Fall is taking a little break and it almost feels like spring where I live. So I made this floral «Thanks» card.

I stamped lots of flowers and leaves from the My Favorite Things «Pretty Posies» set with their Premium Dye Inks in shades of Coral, Aqua, Petrol and Grey. Then I cut them out using the coordinating dies.

For the background, I did some Inlaid Die Cutting to create a frame around the focal sentiment. Therefore I used the stitched scallop die from the «Blueprints 27» set and one of the «Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX» Die-namics. The peachy paper is from the «Watercolor Wash» 6x6 Paper Pack.

I also die cut the large word «Thanks» («Twice the Thanks» Die-namics) from turquoise foil cardstock and inlaid it into the center piece of SU «Naturals White» cardstock. The sub sentiment comes from the «LJD Spring Wreath» set and I heat embossed it with Ranger «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder.

Finally, I arranged all the stamped images and popped up some of the flowers with foam tape for more dimension. To decorate my card, I added Pretty Pink Posh sequins («Sparkling Clear» and «Rose Gold») in different sizes.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!
Anja

MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes: Welcome Leonie

14.10.2017

Good morning,

today I have a very special card which I made for a dear friend who gave birth to a sweet baby girl a couple of days ago. I created this customized card for her using the My Favorite Things «LLD Bundle of Baby Clothes» Die-namics.

I had so much fun die cutting, paper piecing and putting all these cute baby clothes together. I used patterned paper from the MFT «Sweet Celebration» and the «Dots & Stripes Sorbet» 6x6 Paper Packs. I framed the little scene with a stitched scallop die cut that I made using two dies from the «Blueprints 27» set. I popped up all the die cuts with foam tape, so it looks like the clothes are really hanging on the line.

For the pastel background, I softly blended together three light ink colors: «Tumbled Glass» Distress Ink, «Insulation Pink» and «Bubblegum» Premium Dye Ink by MFT. I stamped the German sentiment (which means «Welcome»; Stampin' Up! «Kleiner Wort-Schatz») and heat embossed it with Ranger «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder.

I stamped and colored the adorable little bear from the «Snuggle Bunnies» set and adhered him to the frame. To spell out the baby girl's name, I used some very old Quickutz Alphabet dies. I finished off my card by adding lots of shiny Nuvo Jewel Drops.

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