Same but different #4


Good morning everyone,

because of Christmas just around the corner my sweet friend Francine and I decided to post the fourth «Same but different» challenge a bit earlier this month. Do you want to know more about our challenge? Please click HERE.

Here is the stamp set we used this time – «Willkommen Weihnacht» (engl. version: «Wondrous Wreath») from Stampin' Up!

And this is my take – of course I had to create another Christmas card ;o)

I've chosen a more purplish/berry red instead of the traditional one. For stamping the wreath I used inks from three different manufacturers: «Beanstalk Green» (Simon Says Stamp), «Gumball Green» (Stampin' Up!) and «Purple Rain» (Studio Calico). Then I stamped the bow in VersaMark and heat embossed it with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder by Ranger. I die-cut the bow and the wreath with the coordinating Framelits Dies and adhered them with foam pads to SU's «Natural White» Cardstock. The diagonally striped DP in the background is also from SU (the «Blackberry Bliss» and the «Purple Rain» go really well together). Finally I stamped the sentiment and added two tiny hearts.

If you have the same stamp set and get inspired by our challenge, feel free to play it with us! Leave a direct link to your project in the comment field below (No back links, please! It will be funnier to see new creations!). You can also upload your cards to our Same but different challenge Flickr gallery!

Now hop over to Francine to see her awesome creation.

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

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #305


Good morning peeps,

here comes my card for the last Everybody-Art-Challenge before the DT takes a little holiday break. We will be back in the new year, on January 6th 2015. The theme for this week is «Frame» and there are some prices to grab.

Finally, I made a card with this cool Santa from the «Mr. & Mrs. Claus» stamp set by Jane's Doodles that I won a couple of months ago ;o)

I colored him with my Copics and then did some fussy cutting. To create these tiny snowflakes in the background I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. And since there had to be a frame on my card I die-cut one with the gorgeous «Holiday Frames» die by Simon Says Stamp. I did some inlaid die-cutting for the word «CHRISTMAS» by filling in the alphas which were cut from SSS Cherry Wood Veneer Paper. I wrapped some baker's twine around the bottom part of the frame and tied a bow. To give my card some dimension I adhered the embossed background panel, Mr. Claus and also the frame with 3D foam pads.

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

DT Challenge December


Good morning everyone,

it's time for the Challenge with the new theme «Paper bag».
The challenge runs until January 15th, 8:55 am CET.

I decided to decorate a kraft paper bag for Christmas.

First I sponged some Tsukineko «Delicata Golden Glitz» ink using the new «Scenery: Classic Diagonal» Creative Screenings stencil from Winnie & Walter. Then I adhered two thin strips of polka dotted washi tape to the top and bottom of my stenciled area. The folks at Winnie & Walter also released some great dies lately. I die-cut the words «merry christmas» out of foiled cardstock with these awesome «The Big, the Bold and the Merry» Cutaways. The gorgeous deer die is from Savvy Stamps. I die-cut it four times and stacked all pieces together and added some sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. To close my bag I punched two tiny holes and run some Natural Hemp Cord through and tied a bow. I lastly attached two metallic copper stars.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #304


Good morning everyone,

it's time for the Everybody-Art-Challenge and this week we have a sketch for you:

And here's the Christmas card I created:

I've chosen these two cute birdies and the branch from the «Winter Sparrows»
stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I colored them with Copics and also used the coordinating dies instead of fuzzy cutting.

For the circle (cut with a My Favorite Things «Stitched Circle» die) I sponged some Simon Says Stamp inks («Sea Glass» and «Audrey Blue») with a Mini Ink Blending Tool by Ranger. Then I added the falling snow by using a SSS stencil and Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste in white. The intricate die-cut behind the circle was created with the «Frostyville Wreath» die from Memory Box.

Because of the non-smooth surface of the Kaisercraft square card base in Kraft, it was a bit tricky to heat emboss the sentiment, the lines (SSS «Presents and Ornaments» stamp set) and the three snowflakes (Mama Elephant «Season's Greetings») in the top left corner.

To finish my card I added some sequins – I think they are perfect for a holiday card.

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

DT Stempelgarten Challenge December


Good morning peeps,

it's the last Stempelgarten Challenge for this year and the December matching theme is «Christmas Greetings».

For my card I used the cute «Stitched Stockings» stamp set and coordinating dies
by My Favorite Things.

I stamped the stockings with Avery Elle pigment inks in non-traditional Christmas colors (Raspberry, Lemon Grass, Aquamarine). The cluster in the background was stamped in «Crumb Cake» onto kraft cardstock (both from Stampin' Up!). I white embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set. Then I punched some holes at the top of the stockings and run through some natural jute string. At both ends I attached wooden buttons and adhered everything to my card using «Multi Medium Matte» from Ranger (under the buttons) and foam tape. Finally I rounded the corners of my card with a EK Success punch.

The challenge runs until December 31st, 2014 and this time you can win a voucher with a value of CHF 20.– for the Stempelgarten Online Shop.

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

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Blog Hop


Hello everyone,

I'm joining the Special Blog Hop for the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine which is sadly shutting its doors. Crafters all over the world have teamed up to honor this inspiring magazine today. We would like to say Thank You for everything they have done for our industry and the papercrafting careers of so many talented people out there.

Although I've never been published in one of their magazines and own just a couple of issues (I really prefer the printed ones) I was totally bummed hearing these sad news. But I really love the idea of saying Goodbye with this huge blog hop.

That's why I'd like to share this card with you:

I created the pattern by repeatedly stamping the three different sized drops from the «Rounded Diamonds» stamp set by Avery Elle. They were stamped in warm colors using some Hero Arts Shadow Inks. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamps («Fabulous Fuchsias») and I heat embossed it in white. To give my card some kind of modern look I angled my stamped panel and added two strips of white cardstock underneath.

And as the sentiment already says – 'Have a great day' while hopping from blog to blog and enjoying all these fabulous creations.

You should have arrived from the sweet Emily Branch and your next stop will be over at the blog of Chameleon Pens.

A special thank you to Taheerah for organizing this fantastic blog hop!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #303


Hi everyone,

I'm absolutely late with my card for the current Everybody-Art-Challenge and this is going to be a short post. For this week the theme is «Bells» and of course I created another Christmas card.

I don't know why, but I love to use deers on my holiday cards! This cute one and the gorgeous wreath are from the «Happy Christmas» stamp set by Winnie & Walter.
I heat embossed the deer with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder by Ranger and the leaves of the wreath were colored with Copics. I die-cut a circle and attached two little silver bells with natural jute string (May Arts). I've chosen my current favorite Christmas sentiment stamp (Memory Box) and also stamped a couple of the berries and heat embossed them in «Cherry Chobler» (Stampin' Up!). The DP and the red cardstock are also from SU.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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