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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Muse Christmas Visions #98

Hi Everyone,

my teamie Lindsey made an interesting Christmas card to spark our imagination over at MCV.

I must say, it was a real challenge for me.
This is her card:

So, after some serious thinking, I went with the snowflakes and the blue color. The snowflakes are one stamp by Hero Arts, the sentiment is also Hero Arts, but a different set. I added some Wink of Stella and Perfect Pearls for a bit of shimmer. It does not show very well...

I also added a poem to the inside of my card:

This is by a British Stamp company.

You have until Monday April 30th 8 AM to play along - what do you think? Do you feel the challenge? I am curious, with what you can come up.

Linking up with:
Merry Monday - favorite poem
CHNC #382 - anything Christmas

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Stampotique - Skating Richard

Hi Everyone,

just a quick card made with the cute little Skateboard and Richard Pelvis from this month Stampotique release.

The sentiment is older, but fits perfectly. I used an embossing plate for the background, the die cut silhouette if by MFT.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Katzelkraft Twofer

Hi Everyone,
It's time to play along with the Twofer challenge!

I did not want to wait until the last minute again...

As you see, the requirement is pets. Birds can be pets - I had lots of them at some point in my life. Thankfully no more....
The Katzelkraft set is used is called Les Piafs.
 So I settled on making a Fathers Day card - its coming up, as you know. And this bird looks quite dapper with his hat and tie (from  Impression Obsession). I colored him with Inktense pencils,

The branch is by Memory Box and the sentiment is Studio 112.

The second card I stamped and masked and colored with Inktense pencils. The sentiment is by STAMPlorations -pulled out my sewing machine for it. As you can see I also drew some inspiration from Kara - her DT cards are just amazing!

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsFrantic Stamper or Lost Coast Designs

Also linking up with:

Seize the Birthday - vibrant colors (second card)
Pinspirational #113- anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - masculine - (first card)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Katzelkraft - Tree

Hi Everyone,
It's Katzelkraft time!

I used this wonderful tree for my card:

Rubber stamp - French style

I first stamped the tree with Versamark and then heat embossed it in white. Turned the tree around and stamped it upside down with white ink. smeared some white stripes with the ink pad directly onto the card to mimic water. Added the sentiment. It's from the English Quotes. Used a stitched die to trim the card. Added Washi tape. Mounted it onto a white card base.

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsFrantic Stamper or Lost Coast Designs

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Stampotique Flowerbundance Challenge

Hi Everyone,

we at Stampotique have a new challenge starting - the theme is "Flowerbundance". 

 I used the beautiful flowers called Flos and stamped them on a smooshed background made on glossy paper and distress oxide inks. Added the sentiment and a strip of silver striped Washi paper at the bottom.

Stampotique Challenges run every TWO weeks......
Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 entries per challenge. From all the current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month.

Have fun with 
Hope to see you at the challenge!

Linking up with:
The Card Concept - see picture below (got inspired by beautiful flowers over a light and airy background)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #171

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

This week we are featuring Deepti's stamp line Dee's Artsy Impressions.

My stamp supplies:

I used some patterned paper and die cut myself a frame. Used foam tape. Stamped the horse and colored it with Inktense pencils. Die cut an oval and glued it into the center. Heat embossed the sentiment.

Throughout April, all stamps, stencils, and dies (excluding retiring stamps) are 10% off -- no coupon needed.

Or even better use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

All our  Inspiration Project posts have a monthly random drawing - 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Retirement Card

Hi Everyone,

my long-time dear work colleague is retiring to Florida and she needs a decent card to celebrate this occasion. I have worked with her for almost 18 years. I am happy for her to be able to retire, but I also have severe retirement envy....

I took two Your Next Stamp sets to make this card. The layout I took from the current YNS challenge. Used Simon Says stitched dies  to cut the circles and marked them on a piece of water color paper. Stamped the croc and flamingo and colored them with water brush pens and Inktense. Stamped the sentiment.

Mounted the top panel with foam tape. I actually added on an additional page - it more a little booklet than a card, so that all my colleagues can sign as well. I attached it with Washi tape. You can see it peeking out a bit on the first picture.

Linking up with:
Your Next Stamp - see sketch below (I just reversed it)
AAA Cards challenge - perfect day (the day I can retire)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rainbow Unicorn

Hi Everyone,

I am taking a break from making DT cards and I am just playing for the sheer fun of making cards.
I bought this wonderful Visible Image stamp set a while ago and it needed to be inked up, right?

Made a rainbow background with distress inks. Stamped the unicorn and the sentiment. Trimmed teh card and added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Stempelkueche - Fabelwesen (magical beings) 
Challenge up your Life - Rainbow/unicorns

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stampotique - Jackie

Hi Everyone,

just a quick card made with Jackie from last month Stampotique release. I like her gorgeous hair and big eye. she is quite a beauty! So I combined her with an iStencil:

The stamps:

The stencil:

I stenciled the stars twice. I colored Jackie with Inktense pencils and accented her with a white gel pen. Added the sentiment. Trimmed the card and added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
As you like it challenge - favorite coloring medium and why (Inktense pencils - relatively cheap, blend beautifully and never dry out unlike Copics...)

As You Like It Challenge

Friday, April 13, 2018

CASEing Tracy with So Suzy Stamps

Hi Everyone,

we are doing things a bit differently this month at So Suzy Stamps. 
For April we'll do some casing with the new release stamps. I am CASEing a card form my teamie Tracy McLennon, that she did for So Suzy Stamps in January this year.

Both of the stamps I used are new:

And here is Tracy's fabulous card that I CASEd:

It's pretty much self explanatory how I made this card, but here are two pictures:

Stamped the coffee cup and colored with Inktense.

Fussy cut them and mounted them with foam tape. Added a strip of patterned paper on the side and the sentiment, which I heat embossed.

Here is the free stamp that you get in April with every order:

We also have a sale going on at this month:

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Katzelkraft - Coneflowers

Hi Everyone,
It's Katzelkraft time!

I used the beautiful Coneflower for this card.

How did I make this card? 
Lets get started:

I used the Coneflowers, stamped them with Versamark.

I colored a few of them with Prismacolor pencils. 

Added white gel pen accents and the sentiment (Concord and 9th).

 Trimmed the card and mounted it onto a white card base. Added an enamel dot.

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsFrantic Stamper or Lost Coast Designs

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

ATSM - make your mark
Always fun Challenge - anything goes
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