Montag, 21. Oktober 2013

Wee Snippet's Bubbles

I challenged myself today to make a card using paper from a christmas collection but not doing a christmas/winter card. I started with a yellow card base and I selected 2 papers from the My Mind's Eye 'tis the season collection. The green paper is not that christmassy and I really liked the tone on tone swirls on it. The blue paper actually has a lot of ornaments on it, but I think you have to look closely to notice that it's actually christmas paper... I just thought it gave the card some interest.

I inked all the edges with Memento Teal Zeal ink. I stamped the sentiment on yellow cardstock and cut it out in a fishtail banner. The sentiment is from Amy R Sunny Sentiments. I really love those sentiment stamps, they are so versetail.  I also used the last bit of the bling swirl from WOC, which is really beautiful and sparkly. I colored my imagage, Wee Snippet's Bubbles from Whimsy Stamps with my spectrum noirs, added some Waterfall stickles on her wings and glossy accents on her eyes and the bubbles.

skin - FS9, FS4, FS2, CR3
hair - PP3, PP1
mouth - CR3
eyes - TB2
top - TB2, IB1
belt - LG2, LG1
trousers - BT2, BT1
shoes - LG2, LG1
flower - LG2, LG1, BT4, BT3
wings - LG1, BT1, IB1, PP1
bubbles - LG1, BT1, IB1, PP1

I really like how the bubbles turned out, they look really shimmery and have the colors that the actual bubbles have.

Sonntag, 20. Oktober 2013

DT Project for Wicked Designs

Today I wanted to share another card that I made using Light the Way again. I decided to do a Christmas card using the teresa collins Noël collection. I layered different papers from the collection and colored my image in black and white. It was the fist time trying out the black and white in coloring an image. I quite like how it turned out.

To make the card more festive I used bling from WOC as well as some small poinsettias also from WOC. I added glossy accents on her eyes and the lantern.

I colored Light the Way with my specrum noirs:
skin - IG3, IG1
hair - IG7, IG5, IG3
eyes - True Black
mouth - IG4
dress - IG8, IG7, IG5
shoe - True Black, IG8
lantern  IG5, IG4, IG3, IG1, Blender

For the inside I just used the reminder of the papers, that I used and also a little of the bling swirl. For my sentiment I used the CC Designs Funny Christmas sentiments. I thought it went so well with the adorable light the way.

I'd like to also enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp Weekly Challenge.

Samstag, 19. Oktober 2013

Fall Card

I made a little note card with a 4x4 card base. I used some christmas paper from My Mind's Eye 'tis the Season and cut out a journaling card using the lawn fawn die. To add some interest I wrapped some wide washi tape with a woodgrain pattern around and on top of that the fall leaves from Doodlebug Designs.

I stamped the deer from Into the Woods from Lawn Fawn on brown card stock and fussy cut it out. I added some icicle stickles on the dots to make it sparkle a little bit. I also stamped out the speech bubble with the heart on yellow card stock using the Morocco Memento ink. I tied a bow with some black and orange ribbon and also added a metal accent from the TPC Studio to finish up the card front.

On the inside I added some more of the same washi tapes and I also stamped this really adorable acorn.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at

Fall card

For this fall card I used a 4x4 inch card base. I added a piece of orange paper on top that I run through my big shot with the Darice embossing folder Leaves Assorted. I inked the paper with my Distress inks in wild honey and rusty hinge to make the pattern stand out more. I stamped the fox and the squirrel from the Lawn Fawn into the woods stamp set on white card stock and colored them in with my color pencils.

I also cut a banner from the Lawn Fawn Journaling Card die set and stamped I heart fall on it also from the Lawn Fawn into the woods stamps set. I colored the heart with a red color pencil and added some burgundy stickles on top. I also used diamond stickles on the tip of the tail from the fox and the stripe on the squirrel.  To finish the card of I tied a bow with some black and orange gingam ribbon.

I would like to enter this card into the monthly challenge at Little Blue Button Stamps. If you want to participate you have time until November 8th.

Freitag, 18. Oktober 2013

4 Super Simple Shaped Cards using Whimsy Stamps

Today I want to share 4 really simple cards that I made after I received my new Whimsy stamps. I just wanted to play a little so I made some shaped cards using the Spellbinders labels 28 and 22. For my card bases I used Stampin' up card stock in crumb cake and wisteria wonder. I also added some sequins and Stickles to my cards to finish them up. The images I colored with my color pencils. So here they are:

For my first card I used Sealed with a Kiss from the Crissy Armstrong Collection and the spellbinders labels 28. I really love those cute seals. I only used 2 colors to color the image. White and a turquoisy color for the shading. I tried to add some structure to the fur. 

For this card I used Snow Fun also from the Crissy Armstrong Collection. For the snow I used frosted lace stickles.

This flamingo is from the 2 cute ink collection and the set is called Fun in the Sun. So you notice I couldn't decide if I wanted to go with some winter or summer cards... So I did both :). I stickled the water and I added sequins to the sun and just on the border. As the image is on the smaller size it was perfect to use with the Spellbinders labels 22.

The Fun in the Sun set also comes with this cute owl, floating in the sea. I used glossy accents for the goggles and stickles for the bubbles. I also added some star sequins. The cards are not quite finished yet. But as I do not know what I want to use them for, I will come back later and add a sentiment on the front or the inside...

Donnerstag, 17. Oktober 2013

Java Queen

For this card I used my Spellbinders Labels 28 to cut my card base out of Stampin' up Crumb cake card stock. I layered a piece of coffe paper on top. To make that stand out a little more, I inked around the edges with vintage photo distress ink. I laid some washi tape across the bottom part, to make my image sit on. As my focal I used Java Queen from Wicked Designs. I colored her up with my specrum noirs.

skin -  TN7, TN5, TN3
eyes - IG8
hair - IG9, IG8, IG3
top - BP5, BP4
skirt - PP6, IB3
hair tie - IB3, IB1
shoes - IB3, IB1
cup - IG1, LG2, LG1

For the inside I just used a sentiment stamp from MFT Clearly Sentimental about Coffee: Be a coffe-drinking individual - Expresso yourself.

Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013

Canvas for Christening

At the end of the month my nephew is going to be christened. I am his godmother and I wanted him to have a special present for this event. So I decided to try my hand at a mixed media canvas. It's the first one I made. I started of with some stamping using different impression obsession stamps. I don't think that you can see them anymore, though. Then I added some molding paste with my TCW 6x6 stencils.

After that was dry I sprayed the whole canvas with the different blue, teal and green colors I have from the Dylusion sprays. I also used the star and the swirl stencil again with some water to give some more texture.

Lastly I cut out the letters to spell out love, faith and hope in German using my High Rise Alphabeth Uppercase from MFT.

I hope he and his mother like what I created.

Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2013

2 Christmas cards using C.C. Designs Trim the Tree

Today I want to share 2 christmas cards I made using Trim the tree from C.C. Designs as my focal.

For the fist card I used My Mind's Eye Christmas Wish. I layered some papers and made a frame using the lacy ovals from Spellbinders for my image. I paper pieced her dress, also with paper from the collection. For my sentiment (the best way to spread christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear) I used Funny Christmas from C.C. Designs and embossed it with silver embossing powder. To finish the front I added s star sticker.

Spectrum Noir colors I used:
skin - FS9, FS4, FS2, CR3
hair - GB5, GB4, GB1, atyou spica clear glitter pen
dress - IG1
socks - IB1
shoes - IG8, IG3
ornament - IG1, silver gelly roll pen, glossy accents

For the inside I used the same papers and also added some star stickers. The paper to write on I cut out with the Spellbinders Labels 28. The sentiment is also from Funny Christmas from C.C. Designs.

For my 2nd card I used the Spellbinders Labels 28 for my card base. I layered a paper from My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas on it with foam adhesive. I colored my image with my spectrum noirs and added some swirl bling to finish the outside.

Colors I used:
skin - FS9, FS4, FS2, CR3
hair - GB5, GB4, GB1
dress - LV3, LV2, PL2
socks - IG1, Blender
shoes - IG8, IG3
ornament - LV2, PL2, silver gelly roll pen

On the inside I just stamped "better be good for goodness sake" in silver pigment ink. This sentiment is also from the Funny Christmas set.

Montag, 14. Oktober 2013

Christmas/Winter Ornaments

This is a project that I made with my 3 children as christmas presents for this year. We got different sized acrylic(?) balls (and hearts). We filled one half with decorative snow which you can get around christmas time in most stores... I bought mine after christmas in clearance. To make them more fun and as I have 3 girls we also added different colored glitter. All you have to do then is close the balls/hearts and add a bit of twine so they can be hanged from the tree or where ever you want to put them up.

I am considering to put some bowes on the top part, but I'm not quite sure yet.

Sonntag, 13. Oktober 2013

2nd DT Project: Missing You

For my todays DT project I used the really adorable Missing you from Wicked Designs. He is so cute holding his blanket and photo. I colored him up with my spectrum noirs.

For the card I used paper from Echo Park all about a boy and pebbles Love you more than you'll ever know Journaling & Quote Cards (boy version). I really liked the quote and thougth that I would show off the digi nicely. I also added some enemal dots from My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy.

The colors I used:
skin - FS9, FS4, FS2, CR3
eyes - IG8
hair - EB5, TN7, TN5
shirt - GB4, GB1
trousers - TB5, TB3
shoes - black glaze pen
blanket - IB1
photo - BT1

On the inside I used the scraps from the paper and added a sentiment from CC Designs Miss you Sentiments set.  I think this sentiment goes well with the digi stamp and is also very versetail so that I can use this card for about anything.

Samstag, 12. Oktober 2013

Halloween ATCs

Today I want to share something a little different... I made some Halloween ATCs. These are the fist ones I created and I had so much fun doing them! I started with stampin' up Wisteria Wonder Cardstock and cut it to size (2,5 x 3,5 inches). I layered some papers (scraps) from the October Afternoon Witch Hazel collection on them and added some molding paste on top of that with my TCW Mini Time Tavel. For my stamps I used the My Style Stamps Creepy Creatures and My Cute Stamps Ghostly Greetings. I inked all the papers with the Hero Arts Wet Cement ink.

I colored these Images with my colored pencils and my gelly roll and glaze pens (the windows). The moon stamp is from My Cute Stamps and the haunted house is from the creepy creatures.

This image  I also colored with my colored pencils and I added some glitter glue in gold and black on the card and some orange glitter glue on the pumpkin.

This cute bat I colored with my spectrum noirs and I addes some glitter glue to the wings.

I used IG8, IG5, IG3, IG1, PL1 and EB5 (for the branch).

Freitag, 11. Oktober 2013

Monochromatic 4x6 Card (first try)

For a you tube challenge I created a monochromatic 4x6 card similar to the project life cards. I chose the color purple and for my base I used stampin' up card stock in Wisteria Wonder. I also used a little patterend paper from a Disney Princess Stack. On the patterned paper I stamped Happy Mail from Tiddley inks and "colored" her up with some purple glitter glue. I tried to do some shading with how much glitter I used. On the top right hand corner I added some purple enemal glue. The cardstock I stamped with the Hero Arts/Basic Grey Arrows Background stamp and I used probably all the purple memento Inks I could find to variate the color. I also colored the wood veneers: For the scissors I used Elderberry (Memento) and for the camera Passion Flower (Hero Arts, Shadow ink). To finish it off, I used some washi tape and stamped my name with the Banner Day Alphabeth from MFT with the Stampin' up ink in Wisteria Wonder.

Hope you like what I created...

Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2013

Wyanet (Beautiful) Card

Today I used a Whimsy stamp as my focal on the card. She's called Wyanet and very cute. For the card I used the Amy Tangerine Yes, Please line and layered a few papers. To make the edges stand out more I used the Hero Arts Mid Tone Navy Ink and inked all the papers. For the inside I used the same papers as on the front and layered a project life grid card on top, for a place to write my message.

I colored my image with my spectrum noirs:
skin - TN5, TN3
hair - IG9, IG8, IG3
dress - LG2, LG1
shoes - TN7, TN5
feathers - IB1, IG8
headband - CT4, CT2, TB3, TB2, PP3, PP1, PL1
hair tie - BT4, BT3
necklace - CT4, CT2
stone - IG3, IG1
butterflies - BT4, BT3

To finish the card of I added a sparkly heart that I purchased at WOC.

Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2013

Mini album I made for my mum

I just wanted to share the mini album I made for my mum's birthay tomorow... The mini is 6x6 inches and for the base I used stampin' up card stock in crumb cake.


Montag, 7. Oktober 2013

Simple Minis (not quite finished yet)

This are all minis that I did after a tutorial from Cindy4kiddos on you tube. They are quite addicting...! I made one for a challenge which I also posted on my blog (halloween themed). And since then I'm hooked! I made for more, but one I already gave away and can not show you...

You just need to 12x12" cardstock for the base. Then you get a 6x6" mini album... I find it best to make 2 minis together with a same theme, so If you use 12x12" patterned paper you get away with using 7 sheets only to cover both minis plus you don't get a lot of scraps...

If you want to know, how they are made, please let me know and I will do a written tutorial for you!

very simple Fall Card - My Style Stamps

I just wanted to share this simple fall card I made. I started with the crumb cake card stock from stampin' up and cut out my card base with my Spellbinders labels 22.  I also cut out a decorative labels 22 with with card stock to stamp on.

I used the My Style Stamps Little Pumpkin set for all my stamping. The sentiment and wind swirl I stamped in Versa Fine Vintage Sepia and for the leaves I used the Memento inks in Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Morocco and Love Letter... To finish the card of I added some brown pearls from Kaiser Crafts.

Sonntag, 6. Oktober 2013

My fist DT project for Wicked Designs - Light the way

This is my first DT project for this month. I decided to get a go at a simple and sweet christmas card. I used the gorgeous Light the Way digi for my focal point. I colored her with my spectrum noirs (colors will be listed below).

I started off with stampin' up card stock in crumb cake and cut my card base with my Spellbinders labels 22. On top I chose a patternd paper from My Mind's Eye, Christmas Wish and cut that out with the coordinating decorative labels 22, to add some interest. I also stamped some snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Snow and embossed them with silver embossing powder. I glued Light the way right on top.

Light the way
skin - FS9, FS4, FS2, CR3
eyes - IG8, glossy accents
hair - EB8, EB5, TN7, atyouspica clear glitter pen
mouth - CR3
dress - LG2, LG1
shoe - TN5, TN3, CT4, yellow glaze pen
lantern - CT2, CT1, glossy accents, IG3, IG1

For the inside I used a sentiment from MFT Seasonal Sentiments and also embossed it with silver embosing powder.

I hope you like my card.  You can also watch a video from the card here.

You can get Light the way and other amazing digis here.

I'd like to enter this card into LBBStamps challenge.

Samstag, 5. Oktober 2013

Neon Card

For this card I created my on background using flower stamps from different My cute stamps sets (Konnichiwa & Little Forrest Friends) and stamped them all over the white cardstock with different Hero Arts Neon Inks in blue, pink, green and orange.

I cut out a banner in yellow cardstock and stamped my sentiment from AmyR sunny sentiments on it. I punched out a orange heart and put some glossy accents on it. To finish the card off I added some AC bakers twine in orange/white.

Freitag, 4. Oktober 2013

Tiddley Inks (Happy Mail) Card

This card I created for a you tube challenge. For my papers I used the my girl collection from My Mind's Eye. I layered a few sheets and added a cut out from the same collection. I stamped the girl from Tiddley Inks Happy Mail set and colored her in with my spectrum noirs, then I used the kitty stamp from the Penny Black Mimi at Play set and colored it in as well. As it is a birthday card for a girl, I added some silver glitter foam thickers in the Jingle font. I also added some Aqua stickles to the hair ties.

The girl
skin - FS9, FS4, FS2, CR3
hair - GB5, GB4, GB1
dress - BP5, BP4, PP3, PP1
shoes - IG8, IG3, black glaze pen

kitty - PP3, TN7, TN5, TN3
ladybug - DR2, IG8
grass - LG2

For the inside I used some clouds that I cut out with a Memorybox die and foam. I stamped 2 sentiments from the Simply Enchanting stamp set from AmyR.

Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013

Darling Marci Card (LaLaLand Crafts)

Todays card features Darling Marci from LaLaLand Crafts. The paper I used is form October Afternoon Cakewalk collection. I chose 2 different patterned papers and cut them to size. I die cut the red one with the CC Designs Cutters, Teardrop Border. I also cut out 2 Eiffel Towers with my MFT Eiffel tower die. I inked the edges of the paper and the Eiffel Tower with Brilliance Galaxy Gold. The sentiments are all from AmyR Simply Enchanting. I stamped them first with Memento Tuxedo Black and than over that with the Brilliance Galaxy Gold.

Spectrum Noir markers I used:

skin - FS9 FS4, FS2, CR3
hair - EB5, TN7, TN5, TN4, atyou spica clear glitter pen
mouth - CR3
dress - DR5, DR3, DR1, Burgundy stickles
shoes - TN7, TN4

On the inside I used 2 sentiments and I didn't stamp the 2nd sentiment whole as I already had the "may" from the first one. To make them one sentiment I  also stamped the ampersand from the AC Roxy alphabet.

Mittwoch, 2. Oktober 2013

I made the Wicked Designs DT!

For the next 3 months (October - December 2013) I am part of the Wicked Designs Design Team - so excited!!! To share my news I also made a quick card and here it is:

I used Fairy Lyn from Wicked Designs and colored her with my spectrum noirs (colors will be listed below). On my last post I showed you the mini album I made and on this card I used the scraps from October Afternoon Witch Hazel collection. I just layered a few strips of the patterned papers. To show off Fairy Lyn and make her stand out I also cut a lacy ovals die cut from Spellbinders. I also added some liquid pearls (Buttercup) freehandedly in a swirl pattern to make it shiny.

Fairy Lyn 

skin - TN2, TN1, EB1
eyes - IG8 Glossy accents
mouth - CR3
hair - EB8, EB5, TN7, at you spica clear glitter pen
wings - IB1
dress - TB3, TB2
boots - BT4, BT3

For the inside I layered some more strips - this time horizontally. I cut out a Labels Twenty-Eight from Spellbinders with orange cardstock and stamped it with a sentiment from our craft lounge: Ghostly Greetings.

So keep an eye out for some DT projects! Hopefully I have some put up soon!