Samstag, 13. Mai 2017

Doodlebug at the zoo

Hi there. After quite some time here`s another post from me :-)
When I went groceries shopping the other day I saw these cute little notebooks. They were sold in packages of 4 for just 2€ and had super fun patterns on their covers. I immediately thought that these would make great gifts for my daughter`s friends and so I bought 5 packages.
All I did was to embellish them with die cuts I had already purchased a while ago (doolebug at the zoo odds and ends)
Then I stamped a bunch of letters (Clearly Besottd `typed alphabet´) for the children`s names, punched them out and created the various names.
I hope .... everybody will be happy :-)


here`s a close up of the one, my daughter wanted for her :-)

Dienstag, 14. März 2017

10th Anniversary Challenge: Transformation

Okay .... Today it`s all about transforming a card that didn`t turn out the way you wanted into something ... well ... I guess more beautiful :-)
Sooooo.
I went through my cards up in my room and it didn`t take long until I found this abondoned piece:


I think it`s from one of PI`s previous challenge. Nichole wanted us to use our inks to create a Background and then spritz it with water.
Well, well, well.
I REALLY did my best to save this card! Embossed the cardbase, used patterned paper behind my sponged piece, added washi tape. Nothing really helped. Totally disliked my card.
So todayI tried once more and here`s card nr. 1:


I used the same colors on my Background but kept it more simple as the whole sponging thing is really busy allready. I like this card better than the first one but STILL wasn`t super happy about it. So I made another one.


And finally I can go to bed tonight and say: sponging may not be my thing but at least I created a card I can send to someone:-)
The softer sponging here is much more to my liking and the sequin is a nice bling also, don`t you think?
Thank you very much for visiting and good night!

Sonntag, 12. März 2017

10th Anniversary: Altered Envelope

Hello!
I`m trying to participate as much as possible in the PI celebration but it`s hard for me because I have 2 little ones at home and my focus is on them of course.
That said it still feels as if I´m cheating a bit on this one but all I could do was to create a card and envelope as fast as possible while my youngest was taking his nap.
I recently purchased a bunch of beautiful - I tell ya - gorgeous butterflies in a local store with a small crafting section and I had to use those.
So what`s easier than to use one of PI`s luxe foil designer papers and Pop the Butterfly right into that circle? :-
I tell you, it doesn`t look like something special on the picture but in real life it`s really pretty!
Good night everyone.


Here`s a close up:


And the matching envelope:

10th Anniversary: Favorite Florals

A perfect theme for me today, as I LOVE LOVE LOVE floral stamp sets. I think it was a year ago that I thought `oh, I have so many floral sets I don`t eed any more ... this is gonna save me a lot of money´.
Well ... needless to say how wrong I was and that I just had to learn that this moment will NEVER come that I will stop to purchase a new floral set :-) (it`s all about accepting the reality, right?:-))
So, here is one of my favorite sets from PI and a card with a spring feel to it!
`Brushed Blooms´ is an absolutely GORGEOUS set which you simply cannot miss in your stash. Impossible to create something ugly with it - for reals!
Here I used the colors sweet blush, lavender moon, soft Stone, melon berry, simply chartreuse, ocean tides and black ink.
The sentiment is from an older set `signature greetings I´.
This card really makes me happy :-)
Thank you for stopping by...

Sonntag, 5. März 2017

Stitched Coaster Die

Hi,
so excited to see more stitching dies coming in the (near) future - love them SO much!
The stitching coaster die used for a `tic tac toe´ game made me smile and encouraged me to get crafty myself.
I have made some key fobs for my family recently so I took the flow I´m in to make another one using Lizzy`s coaster as my inspiration piece.
Here`s her creative use of the coaster die:


I really liked the combination of the red, black and aqua color and chose similar colors for my key fob.
I also stitched on some clear beads and a bigger one in the middle. Always so much fun to do a stitching project!  

Sonntag, 19. Februar 2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future - 2015

Hello!
2015 one of my most mostest more mostest :-) favorite stamp sets was released: The BRUSHED BLOOMS! In-cred-ible set, truly!
PI`s celebration was a good possibility to get back to that set and I tried to create a card with a bit different colors (Ttropical teal) and a German sentiment (which I rarely do) :-)
Here it is: 


Samstag, 11. Februar 2017

PI celebration 2007

10 years Papertey Ink - can you believe it???
Since the very first day I found out about this company I LOVED their products, and still do! :-)
Wanted to participate in the celebrations and used Heather`s card as an inspiration.


I don`t own any of the 2007 sets shown by PI`s esigners but immediately thought about using one of the `botanical sets´ when I saw some of the examples.

So: here`s my card.
I used the botanical blocks III stamp set from Papertrey and stamped it onto some watercolor paper with Versamark. Then took white embossing powder, heat set it and watercolored the image with some Zig markers. Looooove those! They`re truly great!
Also used the botanical blocks dies for the two panels.

Sonntag, 5. Februar 2017

Polka Dot Parade #4

Made a card:-)))) Yeahhh :-)
I really don`t get to create ANYTHING these days but as there should be some baby arrivals pretty soon I needed to get going!
Used an all time favorites of mine for baby cards `Polka Dot Parade #4`
Just in love with the cute bear (as you can see)

Samstag, 28. Januar 2017

Stitched phone cases

Hello.
Here are some phone cases I recenly made (one for myself and the others were giveaways). Really needed to use my PI phone case die that I had neglected for sooo long.
Personally I think they are a bit more durable if you use heat´n bond on BOTH sides of the phone case (as well as on the closure). You want some protection for your phone, right?
Here are the one`s I made 








 

Freitag, 19. August 2016

Don`t forget to write (again)

Here`s a card I recently made with some more supplies of the card kit.
I combined the flowers with a sentiment from paper smooches - love their fonts!
Hopefully I get to make more in the near future :-)))

Sonntag, 17. Juli 2016

Don`t forget to write

I have purchased this beautiful PI kit `don`t forget to write´ and I JUST DON`T HAVE the time to use it. Sigh. The day should have more hours, really!
But the other day I had a few quiet hours - sat down- and finally ceated something with this set. It`s a gorgeous set and I especially love the litte square die.
But ... for this card I didn`t use it, only made an `ordinary´ sized card with it.
More to come from that set, I promise :-)

Dienstag, 5. Juli 2016

MIM #255 string art using die cuts

Hello!
Another MIM and this time it`s with using strings. How fun!
It just screamed to me to use a doily for they have openings you can use to thread your string through...
I used an older stamp set called `birthday tags 2012´ - it has lovely, lovely stamps in it and just great to make a focal point.
I impressed the center of my card wih a scalloped circle, then placed my doily detail die cut right in the middle and used a bit of string.
As I was already busy with `stitching´ I used the same string for my border die cut, from the `filligree border die´.
Thank you for having a look :-)

Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2016

Create along with us June 216


Hello :-)
Joining this week`s `creat along with us´ fun as there were sooo many cards with watercolor effects which I just LOVE!
Not that I´m good at it, ha, but I believe that watercoloring is so gorgeous and I adore all the ladies who create artwork by using this technique.
So I took Heather`s card as my inspiration piece:


How beautiful are these???? Sigh....
As I really, like REALLY have a hard time coloring with watercolor I totally adore my zig markers. I swear to God - no matter how ugly I paint with them .... by adding water it will all look beautiful! Lol!
Best investment EVER, if you ask me.
So, this is MY masterpiece :-)


I didn`t use any flowers, like Heather did, but used the script swirls: birhtday stamp set instead. Embossed it with white embossing powder and added my zig Colors. Went over it with water and - yep . doesn`t look like I´m a COMPLETE beginner, right? hahaha
I added a sentiment in German, embossed on black card stock to the center of the swirl.
Thank you very much for visiting.

Montag, 13. Juni 2016

You are wonderful

Hello .... hello....
Just quickly poppin` in before my (looong) day starts :-)
Wanted to share a card I made a while ago.
I really cannot remember wich brand the flower stamp is .... the word die cuts are from paper smooches, that I´m sure of.
Did some embossig of the edges in silver here and used vellum over the stamped background. I have to use that technique more often! Adds SUCH a soft look to everything. :-)
Have a good day.

Dienstag, 31. Mai 2016

Don`t forget to write

Helloooo!
I recently received (finally!!!) my don`t forget to write kit und included I found a pretty panel, saying just that. Perfect for a quick and easy card.

All I did was to glue the panel onto a white card base and embellish it just a bit more. I put a strip of green striped paper on the bottom of the card and used one of my beloved doilies in the upper corner for a bit of an extra. I´m ot so sure that the flower from `brusehd greetings`is the best choice ever (especially because it fills up ANOTHER corner and leads the eye away from the sentiment) but hey - that`s what I did.... :-)

Montag, 23. Mai 2016

Stencil and scribbles

Hello.
Last month`s PI-release had a bunch of stencils in it and Nichole Heady posted a card, I really liked.
Nichole`s card: 


I wanted to create something similar, yet knew, that the stencils I had from PI wouldn`t be super perfect for this technique....
I tried it anyways and used one of their tiny stencils. It was a lot of work but yet fun to make.
Definitely a technique I will try again :-)

Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2016

Stacked Statements

First time I use this stamp set, incredible :-)
BUT - I´m making progress here....
Just a really quick and easy to make card. I swear to God ... any card that takes longer than 15min is IMPOSSIBLE at the moment cause my little one won`t give me a break that is longer than that. :-)))

First I impressed my cardstock with the woodgrain Impression plate by PI than I stamped the word onto the die cut with black ink. Also used a strip of patterned paper that was laying around on my desk. Quick, simple - BUT another card, yay!

Montag, 16. Mai 2016

Unicorn Wishes

I have some stamps and dies, only SOME, from Reverse Confetti. Well .... I could buy them ALL, for reals. They are super cute and many of the Images are so adorable and playful, sigh. But ... you can´t buy them all, right? :-)
I HAD to purchase their unicorn stamp though! How C U T E!!!!! Love this stamp set endlessly!!!!
Yet, we all know the story, it had to sit and wait up in my room, feeliing neglected.
Not anymore!
Yesterday I finally pulled it out and started to use it.
Sorry for the bad picture, bad light and everything. It was night already and the best light seemed to be the cooking area in my kitchen, lol.
Anyways - here`s my card.


I couldn`t resist to turn it into a shaker card and I put various sizes sequins in it as well as some beads.

Sonntag, 15. Mai 2016

Inspiration

Hello!
I´m just SO busy with the kids and everything that I JUST don`t find the time for crafting of posting anything....
There are, though, still some cards I previously made and haven`t posted yet, so let`s start with those :-)
I wanted to use those super adorable birds from `spring woods´ again and used a picture I had made as my inspiration piece. Nothing is quite as inspiring as a lovely gift from someone special - so - it was a piece of cake to create my card :-)))

Here`s the picture of the flowers I got:


 And here is the card I made.

Donnerstag, 28. April 2016

Work it Wednesday SSS

Decided to make a card for this week`s SSS theme: FLOWERS.
Love them!
I have more flower stamp sets than I can possibly EVER use, lol.
Once more I used PI´s set `brushed blooms´ set as it is so so so beautiful.

I used one of PI´s largest mat stacks to cut out my frame from a soft stone dotted paper, then added my flower and Sentiment.
The sentiment is heat embossed with silver embossing powder. :-)

Thank`s for visiting and have a good day.