DT bastel-traum.ch Christmas Blog Hop


Good morning peeps,

today I'm joining the special Christmas Blog Hop over at the bastel-traum.ch blog with this simple shaker card:

For the very first time, I made a vibrant background with Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks. They are so much fun to play with! I also added a bit of «Silver Metallic Mixative» to the blue tones.

I thought it would create a nice winter night sky inside of a little snow globe scene which I created with dies and a matching shaker pouch by My Favorite Things. I cut the «Our Town» die from grey cardstock and adhered it to my alcohol ink background. Next, I white heat embossed the santa sleigh image from Stampin' Up!. I filled the «Dome» shaker pouch with a variety of sequins and seed beads.

The white cardstock panel was cut with one of the «A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2» Die-namics. I heat embossed the sentiment from the «Hand Lettered Holiday» set with silver embossing powder by Ranger.

I invite you to hop along with us for some final Christmas inspiration – here is the complete Blog Hop list:

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Nicole Vögeli
Karin Åkesdotter
Ute Berger
Anja Bytyqi —> that's me
Dennice Watts
Claudia Meier
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Now I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT bastel-traum.ch Advent Calendar: Day 19


Hi everyone,

did you know that there's an advent calendar over at the bastel-traum.ch blog? Each day one of the DT girls or a guest opens a door to show you some creative Christmas inspiration.

Today is my turn and I have a trio of quick projects for you which I made with fab products by Alexandra Renke and Nuvo.

For my first card, I die cut two layers of this beautiful sitting angel from white cardstock, stacked the die-cuts, adhered some Nuvo Glue Pen and covered the surface with Nuvo «Sunkissed Copper» Gilding Flakes.

I cut a square piece of patterned paper and heat embossed the sentiment (Renke Stempel «Weihnachtsgrüße deutsch») with WOW! «Metallic Copper» embossing powder on a strip of vellum. Finally, I added some Nuvo «Copper Penny» Crystal Drops.

On the second card, I did some stenciling (Renke Stencil «Sternenregen/Falling Stars») using the smooth and creamy Nuvo «Aquamarine» Embellishment Mousse.

Next, I die cut the angel wings and covered them (with the help of masking) partly with Embellishment Mousse and Gilding Flakes. I also die cut three circles (from carstock, patterned paper and vellum) and layered them on top of each other. Again, I heat embossed the sentiment in copper.

The last of today's projects is this little gift tag.

I used the tag die from the Avery Elle «Postage Stamp» set and stamped the stars and dots (Renke Stempel «Sterne mit Pünktchen») with pigment ink. Once again, I covered my deer die cut with Gilding Flakes – I really love this look! I heat embossed the sentiment onto a die cut banner which I popped up with foam tape. To finish off the tag, I pulled some Natural Jute String through the hole.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I was able to inspire you to get some Last-minute Christmas projects done ;-)

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #60


Good morning everyone,

are you busy preparing for Christmas? I definitely am! Today starts a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch blog: «Presents/Sugar-sweet» – just perfect to make some little gifts for your loved ones.
This challenge will run until January 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I came up with this cute Christmas themed treat box:

Finally, I pulled out the fun Lawn Fawn «Scalloped Treat Box» die. I love how you can turn the box into a little house with the «Scalloped Treat Box Winter Add-On» dies. To decorate it, I used some small images from several stamp sets (puppy: «Let's Play», christmas hat and presents: «Cheerful Christmas», sentiments: «Tiny Tag Sayings»).

I covered the roof die-cut with Nuvo «Moonstone» Glimmer Paste – the sparkle is just amazing! I also added tiny Nuvo «Autumn Red» Crystal Drops to the die-cut wreath. I heat embossed one sentiment directly on the front of the small door and another on the inside (which shows up when you open the door). To put some snow on the die-cut trees, I simply draw some squiggly lines with a VersaMark pen and white heat embossed them.

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

DT Stempelgarten Challenge December


Good morning peeps,

today starts the last Stempelgarten Challenge of the year. And since most of us are really busy right now, we have a simple theme for you this month: «Anything Goes».


This adorable Whimsy Stamps «Balancing Elf» (illustrated by Krista Heij-Barber) made me giggle the moment I saw him.

I colored this cutie with my Copics and fussy cut him leaving a small white border. For the background, I cut a sheet of Lawn Fawn «Perfectly Plaid Christmas» patterned paper and adhered it to my top-folding card base. Next, I run some red cardstock through my die-cutting machine with the Sizzix/Tim Holtz «Holiday Knit» embossing folder. I also cut it with a stitched rectangle die from the My Favorite Things «Blueprints 29» set and popped it up with fun foam.

I gold heat embossed one of the «Snow Globe Sentiments» on a strip of white cardstock which I die cut with a die from the same «Blueprints 29» set. I adhered the little elf with foam tape and added golden sparkling enamel dots as well as wood veneer stars by Studio Calico.

You will have time until December 31st, 2017 to enter the Stempelgarten 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 joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme «Anything Goes».

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

Concord & 9th Blooms Fill-In Peach Birthday Card


Hello everyone,

EEK! It's already December and I still have no Christmas cards to show. It was my sweet Grandma's birthday on Saturday and of course I made her a card. I was so excited to finally ink up the gorgeous Concord & 9th «Blooms Fill-in» stamp set.

I love that you're able to get a different look by simply changing up your ink colors. I've used Dye Inks by Altenew and Simon Says Stamp. I also heat embossed the berries in clear and the flower stems in gold.

For the birthday greeting, I cut a strip of 40lb vellum, stamped the German sentiment (Stampin' Up! «Landlust») in VersaMark and heat embossed it with WOW! «Metallic Gold Rich Pale» embossing powder.

I'm entering my card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme «Anything Goes».

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