Hero Arts Christmas Wreath


Hi peeps,

today I'm back again with another Christmas card. This time I combined the beautiful Hero Arts «Wreath of Leaves» and the Mama Elephant «Merry Script» die.

The wreath was stamped with white HA «Unicorn Pigment Ink» on Kraft cardstock. Thanks to the MISTI, I was able to repeatedly stamp the image to get a crisp and bright impression. Then I die-cut the large word «merry» from dark red cardstock and covered it with clear embossing powder to give it a glossy finish. I stamped the word «Christmas» (My Favorite Things «Hand Lettered Holiday) in black and decorated the wreath with red and white sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Inspiration | Friend Chipboard


Hello everyone,

I made a new inspiration card using one of the fabulous Make it Crafty Single Word Chipboards.

For the first time I painted a galaxy sky using my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Love their vibrancy and how well they blend together. After everything was completely dry, I splattered white paint with a brush to mimic lots of stars.

To make the Friend Brush Script Word Chipboard (size: 3 inches) pop against the background, I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped a sentiment from Studio Calico in VersaMark and heat embossed it in white, too.

Then I picked the Mini Stars Chipboard Tinklings in three different sizes and covered them with silver embossing powder. I used the Stampin' Up! «Sparkle» embossing folder to add some texture to my white cardstock panel and adhered it to a black top-folding card base.

Hope you will try these fun Make it Crafty Chipboards, too! Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #45


Good morning peeps,

today starts the new bastel-traum.ch Challenge and we invite you to create some «Thanks» projects.
This challenge will run until October 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I made this fall-themed card using the adorable Lawn Fawn «Jump For Joy» stamp set.

I absolutely love these cute critters! I colored the fox and the owl with my Copics and fussy cut them out leaving a white border. Then I created a little scene for theme. Therefore I die-cut the Lawn Fawn «Say Cheese» polaroid frame from glitter cardstock. I cut a piece of birches patterned paper (LF «Into The Woods» paper pad) to fit in the frame's background and also created a little hill with Distress Inks.

I also die-cut a piece of the woodgrain paper with the largest Simon Says Stamp «Stitched Rectangle» die and adhered it onto a Kraft top-folding card base. I added some random splatters with the Heidi Swapp «Color Shine» in Gold. The sentiments from the stamp set can be combined so easily. I stamped the scripty «so thankful» in black and fussy cut around it so it actually looks at it was die-cut. The other text was heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock which I cut into a banner.

Finally, I assembled my card partially using foam tape for more dimension. I decorated it with some die-cut «Stitched Leaves» which I colored with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

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

Studio Calico Merry Christmas Penguin


Hi peeps,

it's never to early for Christmas cards, right?

Made this CAS design with the fun Studio Calico «Merry and Bright» stamp set.

I stamped the cute penguin and the hat in black and did some Copic coloring. I fussy cut both and added some tiny dots to his scarf with a white gelly roll pen. I went with non-traditional colors for this card and stamped the sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Dye Inks. I cut the panel with the largest SSS «Stitched Rectangle» die and put it onto a teal card base. Finally, I adhered the penguin on top of the «merry» using foam tape and added a little red die-cut heart.

I'm entering the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme «Stamp It».

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge September


Good morning everyone,

today starts the new Stempelgarten Challenge with the easy peasy and popular theme «Anything Goes».


When I bought this gorgeous Memory Box «Fluttering» stamp a couple of months ago, I immediately knew I wanted to color some rainbow butterflies.

At first, I stamped them in VersaMark and did some heat embossing with Ranger's «Liquid  Platinum» embossing powder. I'm still figuring out how to watercolor with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens ;-) I also added a light grey shadow around the butterflies.

The pretty handwritten «thank you» is from the Penny Black «Many Thanks» die set. I cut it from black cardstock and put some sparkle on with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. The card base is made of Simon Says Stamp «Fog» cardstock which is one of my all-time-favorites just like the «Stitched Rectangle» die. Finally, I adhered some «Sparkling Clear» sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

You will have time until September 30th, 2016 to join our 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 taking part at the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great start into the new week!

Welcome Baby Girl


Hello peeps,

sorry for not posting regularly but sometimes life gets in the way ;-)

Today I want to share a card with you that I made to welcome a new sweet baby girl.

Over the years, I collected hoarded tons of patterned paper. I really think I should use them more often. The papers and also the tag are from the cute «Little You» collection by Crate Paper. The Stampin' Up! «Basic Gray» cardstock is the perfect match.

While cleaning up my craft room, I found this adorable bunny stamp from TOGA and used Altenew Crisp Dye Ink and Prismacolor Pencils to color it. The sentiments are from the Lawn Fawn «Little Bundle» stamp set. I assembled the card using foam tape for more dimension and also added some sequins.

I'm entering the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy STAMPtember!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Inspiration | Hello Beautiful


Hi everyone,

have you seen all the fun chipboards in the Make it Crafty Store? I’ve chosen one of the new single words which are available in different sizes.

Here is the Clean and Simple card which I made with the Hello Brush Script Word Chipboard (2 inches):

I heat embossed the word in white and the 'backing layer' (which helps the word to pop) in black. Then I glued both pieces together with Ranger's «Multi Medium Matte». For the background I used the retired My Favorite Things «Stripes Cover-Up» die. I also die-cut a flower and some leaves with the beautiful Florilèges «Nature Fine» dies.

With Fall just around the corner, I tried a new more muted color combo with the Stampin' Up! cardstocks I’ve chosen. Finally, I assembled my card, stamped a WPlus9 sentiment (from the «Hand Lettered Hello» stamp set) right below the chipboard word and added some matching enamel dots.

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

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