DT Make it Crafty Inspiration | Halloween Cat


Hi everyone,

tomorrow is Halloween and although we don't celebrate it here, I created this card using Make it Crafty Digi Stamps.

I chose the cute Black Cat Digi Stamp and combined it with the fun hat from the Halloween Witch Esmeralda in my photo editing software. I colored the image with my Copics and fussy cut it.

For the starry night background, I did some Ink Blending with Distress Inks («Black Soot», «Chipped Sapphire», «Seedless Preserves») and added lots of white paint splatters. Next, I cut a spooky scene from black cardstock using an Impression Obsession die. I also die cut the moon from yellow cardstock (Lawn Fawn «Spooktacular») and did some shading with Copics.

Finally, I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn «Spooktacular» set and the Mini Stars Chipboard Tinklings, too.

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

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

Guest Designer for My Favorite Things | Take 3


Hi everyone,

this is already my final post as a guest on the My Favorite Things blog and it has been such a pleasure! Thank you all so much for your support as well as the sweet and encouraging comments which I truly appreciate.

For today I created three non-traditional Christmas cards in a Clean and Simple design. They can be easily reproduced, and you can easily change the colors to be more traditional. Most of the items I used are from the last October Release.

The first card features the new Oh Christmas Trees stamps and coordinating dies. I started with die cutting the trees from white cardstock. I placed the negative over my top-folding card base. With the help of the MISTI, I was able to stamp the tree images with Premium Dye Inks right into the die-cut openings. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Hand Lettered Holiday set in VersaMark and heat embossed it with Platinum embossing powder. It's hard to see in the photo, but I dry embossed the stitched frame from the Blueprints 29 Die-namics set to add some texture to my die-cut panel. I adhered it with foam tape and put a heat embossed die-cut star on top of the largest tree.

My second card is more elegant and feminine. I used the fabulous Happy Wonderful Christmas Die-namics and cut it from light pink cardstock. Next, I stamped the swirly tree from the Oh Christmas Trees set in VersaMark and heat embossed it in white. Of course I had to add some bling with the clear rhinestones.

For my third card, I used the Moroccan Lattice Stencil and Premium Dye Inks to create a pattern which fades towards the outside. I heat embossed this beautiful large sentiment from the Hand-Lettered Christmas set with Metallic Platinum Sparkle Glitter. The stars are from the Oh Christmas Trees set. Finally, I die cut the panel with the stitched frame from the Blueprints 29 Die-namics set and adhered it to my aqua card base.

I hope you got inspired and once again huge thanks to MFT for having me as a guest this month!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Make it Crafty Inspiration | Chipboard Cats in Love


Hello everyone,

I made an inspiration card using these cute cats from the Make it Crafty «All About Love Elements Chipboard» set.

I heat embossed the chipboard with black embossing powder and put a piece of pink cardstock behind the heart opening. For the background, I chose a black & white type paper from the Pebbles/Jen Hadfield «Cottage Living» paper pad. To add some stitched details on the edges, I die cut the patterned paper with the My Favorite Things «Wonky Stitched Rectangle» Die-namics.

Next, I die cut a heart out of this beautiful floral paper from the Crate Paper «Hello Love» paper pad using the retired MFT «TRANSFORM-ables Heart Full of Love» die. I matted it with a slightly larger heart cut from black glitter paper. I created my sentiment with these fabulous Create A Smile alpha stickers which are available in many different colors. To finish my card, I added three white heat embossed heart chipboards.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a great weekend!

Guest Designer for My Favorite Things | Take 2


Hello peeps,

I'm so happy to be back again guest designing on the My Favorite Things blog today with more projects to hopefully inspire you. Thankfully, I was able to use some of the fabulous products from the latest October Release.

At first, I want to show you three cute little holiday tags that I created using the newest Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics. I really love all the dies included in this set because there are so many possibilities.

I've chosen these adorable critters from three different stamp sets. The reindeer is from the new Merry Everything set. The penguin (BB Toasty Greetings) and the polar bear (BB Cool Day) are older Birdie Brown designs which I still adore. I stamped all of the images with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them.

For the background of the reindeer tag I did some Ink Blending with Distress Inks. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Merry Everything set and decorated the tag with some white die-cut stars.

The penguin tag is actually a shaker. Therefore I used the convenient pouches that MFT carries – they just fit perfectly! I created a little scene with the Snowfall - Vertical Die-Namics and the Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics for the hill. The shaker is filled with various sequins and seed beads. I white heat embossed the sentiment on vellum.

For the third tag, I chose the tag die which cuts an opening. I slightly extended it with a craft knife because I wanted to tuck in the polar bear. The heart patterned paper is from the Lucky Prints 6x6 Paper Pack. I heat embossed the sentiment, die cut a banner and then finished off the tag with a glittery heart.

A particular Christmas card design has buzzed around in my head for some weeks. Thanks to the fun images from the Merry Everything stamp set and the Big Hello die, I was able to finally turn it into this card.

I stamped the images, colored them with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I added some details with a white gelly roll pen and a black Copic Multiliner. Then I die-cut the 'H' and 'O' from several MFT patterned papers. I had to wiggle around a bit to arrange my elements and filled in the open spaces with white heat embossed sentiments and a gift as well as with some die-cut stars.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my projects!

Guest Designer for My Favorite Things | Take 1


Hi everyone,

Woohoo! Finally, I can share my exciting news with you :-) I'm so thrilled and honored to be a guest designer over at the My Favorite Things blog.

When I got the invitation I was totally surprised, overwhelmed and happy! I absolutely love the versatile MFT products and the talented DT ladies always amaze me with their inspirational projects. Thank you so much for having me!

I made three cards using stamp sets with the most gorgeous illustrations.

Like many of you, I'm a huge fan of Torico and her Birdie Brown line – each set is just so cute! Here is my first project:

I created this fall card using the Birdie Brown Harvest Mouse stamps. The stitched frame is from the Blueprints 29 Die-namics set and I die-cut it three times from white cardstock to make it sturdy and dimensional. I stamped the images so they would fit perfectly in the little windows. Next, I colored these adorable mice with Copics, masked them off and did some Ink Blending with warm-toned MFT Premium Dye Inks. I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the Essential Sentiments set in brown. The pretty paper is from the Plaid Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack.

For my second card I set up a little kitchen scene with the fabulous Birdie Brown Recipe For Happiness stamp set and coordinating dies. For the background I used the English Brick Wall Stencil and sponged Brick Red and Chili Powder Dye Ink onto some Kraft cardstock. The coloring was done with Copics again. I like to add some dots with a white gelly roll pen. The frame for my chalkboard and the little twig are from the Lisa Johnson Designs Make Yourself at Home stamp set.

The third card is pretty much Clean and Simple but with a little twist. To create a small scene I did some Masking here and there while stamping the images from the London Mouse set. I stamped them with VersaMark ink on Kraft cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I also did some Spotlight Stamping. Therefore I white heat embossed one of the houses again on red cardstock and die-cut a heart (Blueprints 27 Die-namics). Finally, I adhered it on top of the house from the scene. The sentiment is from the LJD Make Yourself at Home set and I stamped it in black.

I had so much fun making these cards and will be back tomorrow with some more inspiration.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #46


Good morning peeps,

today starts the new bastel-traum.ch Challenge with the theme «Autumn/Fall or Halloween».
This challenge will run until November 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

What I particularly love about this season is the beautiful change of colors in nature. I used the My Favorite Things «Falling Leaves» Die-namics to create a big pile of Distress Ink colored leaves.

For the background I stamped the Simon Says Stamp «Abstract Triangles» with VersaMark and heat embossed them in Gold. Then I die-cut the «Smile Circle» and also a «Stitched Circle» (both dies from Simon Says Stamp) and inlaid them. I popped up this circle with foam tape and stacked all the die-cut leaves underneath.

I gold embossed the birthday sentiment from the «Happy and Smile» stamp set and created a little banner using glitter cardstock. To embellish my card, I added some golden glitter enamel dots by Doodlebug.

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

My Favorite Things Flashy Florals Thanks


Hello everyone,

a couple of weeks ago, I created this similar card combining a die-cut striped background, some floral elements and a sentiment. I went with non-traditional colors for today's card, too.

I stamped some images from the My Favorite Things «Flashy Florals» stamp set and also used the coordinating dies. The stripes (cut with the MFT «Stripes Cover-Up» die) for the background are 'leftovers' from the card I mentioned.

I die-cut the word 'thanks' (MFT «Thanks & Hello» Die-namics) three times from black cardstock, layered the words on top of each other and added some sparkle with the ZIG «Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen». To finish my card, I added some Your Next Stamp Glitter Gumdrops in matching colors.

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

DT Stempelgarten Challenge October


Good morning everyone,

today starts the new Stempelgarten Challenge with the theme «Pumpkins and/or Autumn/Fall».


The Stamping Bella image «Fay Loves Fall» is just perfect for this challenge as it combines both ;-)

I stamped her on Kraft cardstock and did some coloring with Prismacolor Pencils. I really love this look! The small sentiment is from the My Favorite Things «Sweet Safari» stamp set. The polka dot frame was cut using one of the MFT «Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames» Die-namics. To finish my card, I added some sequins.

You will have time until October 31st, 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.–.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Lawn Fawn Let's BBQ


Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone,

before summer comes to an end, I want to share with you this Retirement card that I made for a BBQ fan.

These fun images are from the Lawn Fawn «Let's BBQ» set and I colored them with Copics. They were fussy cut right against the stamped black lines. I die-cut the stitched frame from white cardstock using the My Favorite Things «Blueprints 27» Die-namics set. The patterned paper is from the LF «Let's Polka In The Meadow» paper pad on which I directly stamped the sentiment (The Alley Way Stamps «More Than Words»).

I'm taking part in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

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

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