Sonntag, 25. Februar 2018

MIM #312, Framing sentiments

Such beautiful cards on the blog .... Framing is always one of my favorite things to do on a card so this challenge was right up my alley :-)
I used the `twig wreath´ stamp set and die plus the `bold and beautiful sentiments´ from PI. My Sentiment was heat embossed on the `mix and mat confetti´ die and then run through my big shot with en embossing folder, all from PI.
All of my supplies were lying around in my craft room - completely unused in my craft room.
Well ... no more! :-)
Here`s my take on the challenge:

Montag, 12. Februar 2018

Color Combo Challenge

Made another card for PI`s anniversary - this time the challenge was to use one of the color combos from the designteam members.
I chose the one from Laurie Schmidlin because I wanted to use a pre cut journal card I had on hand and it has quite some colors on it. So......
Here`s Laurie`s color combinatin she used: 

I embossed my white cardstock and then stamped a woodgrain border from PI at both ends in hawaian shores ink.
Then I adhered my journal card, stamped the `fabulous friend´ with unicorn white ink (it`s a sentiment from paper smooches) and put a strip of washi tape on the upper end of my journal card.
Quick card, which is, unfortunately, the only ones I have time for to make right now :-)

Sonntag, 11. Februar 2018

Only dies! No stamps!

Hi everyone. I´m joining this day`s challenge to use JUST dies and no stamps.
It`s only on rare occasions that I´m not using ANY stamps at all (cause isn`t the stamping the part that braught us to our crafting hobby?) :-)
Anyways .....
To use only dies also gave me the opportunity to use some of those things I like to buy and then get stuck into one of my closets to VANISH there for the next couple of years. LOL.
Like this little butterfly I´ve had in my stash for quite some time.
Paired it with a cover plate from PI (cover plate scallops die), a GORGEOUS one, I tell ya!
The word `hello´ is from PI `thick and thin hello´ .
There you go! :-)
No stamps :-)

Donnerstag, 8. Februar 2018

11th anniversary day 4

Made a REALLY quick card for the PI challenge. Unfortunately I don`t seem to have ANY time anymore for making cards, but hey ..... there had to be time for a super simple one :-)
Used one of my all time favorites `bitty bouquet´ from PI and paired it with a sentiment from paper smooches.
Hope to get back to crafting really soon again :-)

Montag, 9. Oktober 2017

MIM #299 Sentiment windows

Finally participating in another MIM.
When I watched Dawn create her window card I started to think about a concept for my card when my eyes fell on one of the many dies I have never used before. The `pinked edge die´ in this case.
I came up with the idea to use all of the frames and create my window by cutting out some of the leaves....
So at first I die cut the pinked window out of my card base, then covered the back with black cardstock. Next I cut out a rectangle (out of a luxe gold adhesive sheet). This rectangle had the same size as the leafy rectangle piece. I stuck it onto the middle of the black cardstock - then die cut the leaves.
Next I cut away 2 leaves so I had room for my sentiment (from `a little inspiration´) to stamp.
I wasn`t happy with the open space I had created yet didn`t want to change the `frame´. So I decided to stick one of the leaves above the sentiment to give it a more complete look.
And that`s my card :-)

Here`s a closer look at all the shine you get with this gorgeous gold paper:

And the inside of the card with one of the leaves I had cut out to create the window:

Sonntag, 27. August 2017

6th anniversary tradition IRON

Oh gosh!
I so much wanted to participate in this year`s PI Party and literally EVERY year I just cannot.....
Usually we`re on holiday and now I am too busy with my work.
But I stole some time to make at least something - and all went wrong.
I made a card using `stylized autumn´ and had decided to use the branch for the iron technique. BUT instead of making it iron I used some gold glitter embossing powder cause I thought it would look nice.
And - so it did -  BUT the theme is `Iron´!
That`s what happens when I´m in a rush.....
So I quickly made a second card to fit the theme, not happy with it but hey - it`s IRON. SIGH again.

And here`s the card I like much more :-)

and the same branch dipped into embossing powder, but this time in gold

Montag, 14. August 2017

Create along with us - August 2017

Did you see this awesome, AWESOME card of Nichole`s?
I couldn`t stop staring at it.....
I decided to use her gorgeous card as an inspiration for me for this week`s create along with us.
This is the card I am talking about:
Stunning card, is it not???? Ooooh, I could swoon over this one for hours!!!!
So ......
I thought, I would create a frame and use some sort of die cuts for the inside, finished with a sentiment across the card.
Well .... I do like the result of my card but I´m not sure if one can see that the above card was used as a guide. Anyways.
I used one of my favorite dies from PI, the mighty oak. Lovely die.
I die cut some of the leaves double and popped some of them up with foam, the sentiment ist from `simple sentiments´.

Supplies: dies: leaf and sprig frame dies, mighty oak die
stamps: simple Sentiments
cs: ocean tides, White, various patterned papers

Dienstag, 8. August 2017

Make it Monday #294 Monochrome Color Pop

Hello everyone.
As mentioned earlier I have bought these sets of butterflies that I already used on some of my cards - so this challenge is another chance for me to put one of them to good use :-)
I´ll be honest - I was too lazy to do some monochrome stamping. Instead I chose to use one of my most favorite cover up dies from PI which is the Scallops Die. Such a great one!!!
The die cut is meant for the ´monochrome´ part and my butterfly is intended to be the `color´ pop.
Have a nice day.

Samstag, 5. August 2017

Butterflies everywhere

Unfortunately we don`t have big scrapbook and crafting stores where I live whenever I see something (mostly stickers and such) I immediately buy it to incorporate it into my cards.
This time I saw some folded butterflies and thought that they were cute.
I tried to create different looking cards with them. Here`s the first one, enjoy! :-)

Mittwoch, 2. August 2017

Make It Monday #293: color slider cards

I was really happy to see this week`s challenge as I wanted to create such a slider card for some time.
So I took the opportunity to give it a go!
I used two older stamp sets from PI `Hello Foxy´ and `Wonderful Words: Together´.
I have to admit .... that I (kind of) cheated .... well not really cheated cheated but it felt like so a bit when I started creating my card.
I think it was SO clever how Lizzie created her slider card! Out of stuff she already had - that`s how it`s done!
Me? I am so not imaginative when it comes to coming up with such cool solutions, that`s the `cheat´ I did. I had already purchased a complete slider card die set from lawn fawn and I tell you - it is SO SO cool!!! It includes several shapes you can use for a window and a shape that cuts out your acetate piece .... it`s just SUPER CONVENIENT like this :-)

I started with a top folded kraft cardstock and impressed it with my woodgrain Impression plate. Then I sponged the edges with white ink to make the card pop a little bit more and splattered some white ink onto my base.
Here`s how it looks:

And here it is when the slider is fully pulled out:

This is the matching inside of the card:

And the envelope:

Super fun to make.
I then made another card with my slider dies and used the `cat`s meow´ stamp set from PI. This time I wanted to use a bit more patternded paper and here`s the result:

and with the completely pulled out tab:

These cards are just really fun to make :-)

Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017

miso happy

Hi there!
Played a bit with my new stamp set from Reverse Confetti (don`t they have just THE most adorable stamps and dies?) Reall - one of my favorite companies :-)
I purchased their new Releases stamp set `Miso happy´ cause I liked the cute pandas so much. Gotta create a lot more with this stamp set, that`s for sure.

I cut out a frame from mama elephant, I believe and embossed my card panel with some woodgrain embossing folder. I then sponged salty ocean and a lighter Color of distress ink onto it but you can hardly see it on the picture. I still gotta experiment more with these colors....
I inked up some star stamps with white unicorn ink and stamped them as a background. :)

Dienstag, 27. Juni 2017

Distress Oxide Inks

I recently had (or took) some time to play with my new Distress Oxide Inks. I LOVE them. LOVE LOVE them and yet didn`t even do what I actually bought them for - creating seamless backgrounds ;-)
We have store here in my town and it has a VERY SMALL section of goodies for packaging, really Nothing special for crafters/cardmakers, but hey .... you gotta work with what you have, right?
They sold tiny butterflies and I thought that I could use them to make some 4x4 Cards.
That`s pretty much what I did PLUS I used my Oxide Inks with the smooshing technique to create Backgrounds.
Really really like the results, I have to say.
The black card turned out nice also. I used my dauber with cream ink for the background and then put tiny drops of white acrylic paint over that. Lovely :-)
Haha, I´m happy with myself, huh? -)
Have a wonderful day!



Sonntag, 25. Juni 2017

Home, when I´m with you

Hey there.....
Posting another card, I actually made a while ago but it wasn`t up to now, that I was `able´ to make a picture of it :-)
When I´m super busy and don`t seem to have quite the time for making a card I often grab some pieces that are lying around in my craft room (oh - and there are QUITE some pieces there lol) and Combine them to make  quick card anyways.
That`s exactly what I did here - and - I have to say: I LOVE this card!!!
The only `real work´ here was to emboss the white paper panel with a woodgrain embossing folder. Everything else was super easy, just combined what I liked. A piece of chipboard with adhesive on the back, a golden precut doily (I L O V E those doilies!!!!) and a tiny bit of patterned paper. Voila!

Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017

Make it Monday #288

Pantone Chips inspired Cards. What a fun idea!
Yesterday night I had a bit of time so I sat down and tried to create a pantone chip card....
Sorry for the bad pics - I just made quick pictures on my work desk.
I used the branch from ´latin motifs´ and heat embossed it with white embossing powder, then die cut it. Sentiment is from that set too!
For a bit of interest I made some lines with my stylo, I hardly ever do that and it`s SO pretty (I think).
Thank you for visiting and have a great day :-)

And that`s how the inside looks like: 

Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2017


Our year at school is neary over, time to get those theacher cards ready for givin them away.
I used Lil´ Inker Designs `teacher talk´ stamp set and combined it with the mat stack 7 die from PI. They also have a swirly sentiment stamp set that goes perfectly with the dies - so I used all of them together and came up with this card. :-)

Mittwoch, 14. Juni 2017


Currently I´m busy with creating a holiday planner for my daughter. I bought a few chipboard shapes and some of them are just too big to find their way into the planner.
So - another reason to use them on a Card.
Also used one of my favorite embossing Folders, think it`s from Ranger. Gorgeous folder, really!
Love the golden foil on the letters :-)

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Create along with us

I made a card today and I used one of Nichole Heady`s cards as a guide.
I really liked the new mix and mat die, she used and remembered that I have a similar die in my stash. It`s not from PI but I used the brushed blooms stamp set from them - one of my all time favorites!!!
As I was a bit lazy today I decided to use some watercolor patterned paper for my backgroud.
Here`s Nicholes card: 

And here the one I made: 

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 :-)
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

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: