Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Rainbow Card

Hi there,

it's time for a new Challenge over on the Addicted to Stamps and More Blog and I would like to show you this Rainbow Birthday Card:

  • cut put a stitched panel from white cardstock and stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Crimson, Coral Berry, Orange Cream, Warm Sunshine, Parrot, Persian Blue, Deep Iris)
  • stamp the cat from the Taylored Expressions If Cats could talk set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • mount the panel onto a Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Reindeer Shaker

Hi there,

I created this sweet little shaker card using stamps from the Gerda Steiner Designs Peeking Friends stamp set:

  • cut out a stitched panel from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock using one of the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangles 
  • cut out a Christmas Tree from that panel with the help of one of the dies from the Sizzix Festive Fancies set
  • glue a piece of acetate behind the oping and surround it with a double layer of double-sided foam tape
  • fill the shaker element with clear and green seed beads and close it with a piece of patterned paper from the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6x6 paper pad
  • cut out another wonky stitched panel from patterned paper from that same paper pad and adhere all the layers to a Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardbase
  • stamp the cute little reindeer from the Gerda Steiner Designs Peeking Friends set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • color the image with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer pencils and add Stickles Glitter Glue Christmas Red to its nose
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set onto a strip of patterned paper with Versafine Onyx Black and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder for extra dimension
  • layer a thin strip of red glitter paper underneath the sentiment strip to match the nose of the reindeer

Here is an additional picture o the card:



Have a christmasy day.

Yours,


Monday, December 11, 2017

Joyful Tag

Hi there,

I would like to show you how to create this Christmas Tag over on the STAMPlorations Blog:


I hope you got inspired and don't forget to join us for our Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog. The theme is always anything mixed media except a card. You must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month.

Yours,



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stamp Connection #32

Hi there,

connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Cornelia from Stempel Spass and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 2nd Sunday of the month and this is our 32nd transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
"Christmas Ornament"

I have invited the fabulous Larissa from Card-D-elicious as a Guest Designer this time.  So please, make sure to visit Larissa's Blog.


  • cut out the largest of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Ornaments - once from Dani Peuss white cardstock and once from turquoise glitter paper
  • stamp the adorable little snowman from the Whimsy Stamps Candle Light set
  • color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Zest-it
  • add the hangers cut from silver glitter paper and thread a piece of purple twine through the hole of the ornament


Now make sure to hop over to see Cornelia's Creation.


Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again at the ...



Yours,


Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee and Christmas

Hi there,

Gerda Steiner Designs is joining the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and this is my creation:

  • stamp the adorable little reindeer from the Gerda Steiner Designs Holiday Friends set and three coffee cups from the Gerda Steiner Designs You're Koalafied set with Memento Tuxedo Black - use the Masking Technique
  • color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out a stitched panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock and create a plaid background using the My Favorite Things Plaid Background Builder, Altenew Crisp Ink (Frayed Leaf, Buttercream), the Darkroom Door Stitched Borders, Versamark and WOW! Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • create a custom-sentiment with stamps from the Gerda Steiner Designs Holiday Friends and Gerda Steiner Designs You're Koalafied set, Versamark and WOW! Bright White Super Fine and WOW! Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • mount the panel onto a piece of dark green cardstock before adhering it to a cardbase

Check out the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog for more inspiration from our fabulous design team.

Yours,


Don't Peek

Hi there,

I created this cute Christmas Tag Duo over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ATC Box

Hi there,

we are starting a new Mixed Media Challenge over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this time it's Anything goes. Since I created a lot of ATCs this year, I needed a nice little box to store them in:


  • cut out a box from kraft cardstock
  • cover the outside with gesso
  • apply some texture paste through the ARTplorations Forest of Leaves stencil and let it dry thoroughly
  • add color using Distress Stains (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough) 
  • use black acrylic paint to cover the box with splatters
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • create a label with the help of the Dymo Label Maker

I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.

Yours,


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Glittery Houses

Hi there,

we are starting a new TAGplorations Challenge over on the STAMPlorations Blog and this month it is All about Christmas and the Optional Twist is Glitter:


  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper using one of the CUTplorations Tags #1 dies
  • stamp some houses from the STAMPlorations Houses set with Versafine (Onyx Black) - use masking paper
  • color the houses with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter for that extra sparkle - it's a real pity that I couldn't catch all the sparkle on camera
  • stamp the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Joyful set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • dye a piece of seam binding with a blue ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pen and thread it through the hole of the tag

In December we will have special surprises for you:
  • comment on the TAGplorations challenge post and designers' blogs for a chance to win $15 GC to the store
  • 1 randomly drawn player  from all entries will win 20$ GC tot he store
  • 1 randomly drawn player from all entries will win her choice of 1 Tag die set from the store


Yours,


Monday, December 4, 2017

To a Cool Friend

Hi there,

we are starting a new Christmas Challenge over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this time the optional twist is "Stencil":



  • stamp both sides of the penguin from the Art Impressions Snowman and Penguin Set with Memento (Tuxedo Black)
  • color the images with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and Zest-it
  • add white Liquid Applique to the rim and the pompon of the hat
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and cut one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Peek-a-Boo Windows into that panel, a white cardbase and another panel cut from patterned paper from the BoBunny Altitude 6x6 paper pad
  • apply some Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China) through the Memory Box Tiny Snowflake stencil and mist the watercolor panel with Pearlized Water
  • stamp some more snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together set with Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China) to the outside and inside of the card
  • stamp the two parts of the sentiment from the same stamp set with that same ink to the outside and inside as well
  • for more interest heat-emboss some of the snowflakes inside the card with WOW! Silver Pearl embossing powder

I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.

Yours,


Christmas Tag Trio

Hi there,

I created this Christmas Tag Trio for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • cut out three CUTplorations Manila Tags from three different cardstocks (kraft and two different shades of grey)
  • line up all the little icons from the Karten-Kunst Runde Siegel set on an acrylic block and stamp them with white pigment ink in order to create the base pattern on all three tags
  • afterwards stamp the same icons slightly offset with three different colors of Distress Oxide Ink (Candied Apple, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio)
  • stamp the sentiments from the Karten-Kunst Capri Weihnachtpost set with Versafine Onyx Black and heat-emboss them with clear embossing powder
  • thread a piece of ribbon through the holes of the tags and finish them off with a cute little ribbon from natural twine





I hope you got inspired to use your tiny stamps as well.

Yours,


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Fixstern - Fixed Star Tag

Hi there,

it is time for another Stencil Sunday and the start of a new Mixed Media Challenge over on the STAMPlorations Blog. If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.

  • cut out a tag using dies from the CUTplorations ATC/Tag Builder set and apply heavy white gesso through the ARTplorations Oh my Stars! Mini stencil - let this layer dry thoroughly
  • add color to the tag with the help of watered-down Distress Paint (Evergreen Bough, Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce)
  • draw a line around the edges with a black Stabilo All pencil and activate the color with a wet watercolor brush
  • add more texture to the background by stamping the numbers and the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • let some Daler-Rowney Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic (Moon Violet) drip down the tag
  • stamp some stars from the STAMPlorations Art Marks set with Delicata (Silvery Shimmer)
  • create the word "Fixstern" (fixed star) with a Dymo Label Maker and adhere it to the tag on top of a piece of corrugated cardboard and a piece of sari silk ribbon
  • dye a piece of seam binding with that same violet liquid acrylic paint and rip it in half before threading it through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired and don't forget to join us for our Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog. The theme is always anything mixed media except a card. You must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month.

Yours,


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wishing you Tons of Fun

Hi there,

I would like to show you this adorable birthday card over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop

Hi there,

it's time for another ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop over on the STAMPlorations Blog featuring eight new stencil designs by the wonderful Sanna and these are my projects:

  • cut out the largest CUTplorations Manila Tag from sturdy white cardstock and cover it with white gesso
  • add a base coat of color with Paper Artsy Infusions Rocky Road
  • add some tissue paper using soft matte gel
  • stamp elements from the STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge set and the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set with Archival Ink Black Soot
  • apply foil transfer gel through the brand new ARTplorations Leaves 1 stencil and let it dry thoroughly
  • run the whole tag and a piece of turquoise foil through the Mini Minc or a laminator
  • after doing so I found out that the foil adheres to the soft matte gel as well - for this reason I had to use sandpaper to get rid of the foil where I didn't want it
  • use a black Stabilo All pencil to darken the edges of the tag
  • add some splatters with watered-down white acrylic paint
  • stamp the STAMPlorations Dogwood Large with Versafine Smokey Gray onto a piece of confetti white card stock and color the image with Derwent Inktense pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • use hot glue to adhere the flowers over a layer of vellum and corrugated cardboard
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Stain Dried Marigold and Tea Dye and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add a sentiment sticker at the top left


  • cut out the largest of the CUTplorations Luggage Tags from sturdy white cardstock and cover it with white gesso
  • apply texture paste through the fabulous new ARTplorations Senecio 1 stencil and let it dry thoroughly
  • add color using watered-down Distress Crayons (Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Broken China)
  • add droplets with Color Bloom Tea Stain spray and little splatters with watered down graphite Stabilo All pencil
  • darken up the edges with the graphite Stabilo All pencils as well
  • stamp the giraffe from the STAMPlorations Tweet Love set and color it with Copic, Touch Twin Brush and Delta Markers
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black and add color to the sentiment strip with Distress Crayons (Spun Sugar, Broken China)
  • thread three strands of twine through the hole of the tag



Enjoy the rest of the hop. One winner will get a $20 gift certificate and two winners are allowed to choose three Sanna Lippert Designs stencils. The winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting closes on December 4th, 2017.


Have a wonderful day.

Yours,


Peace Love Joy

Hi there,

it's time for a new Photo Inspiration Challenge over on the Addicted to Stamps and More Blog:



  • create a watercolor wreath using Art Impressions Watercolor stamps, Distress Marker, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • ink up the edges of the watercolor panel with Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap)
  • cut out the CUTplorations Peace Love Joy from woodgrain patterned paper and mount it onto a second die cut from kraft cardstock for more dimension and stability
  • adhere the panel to a kraft cardbase 

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Naughty or Nice?

Hi there,

a while back I had the huge honor to publish this cute little Christmas Card for Gerda Steiner Designs on the Simon Says Stamp Blog,
Gerda came out with some fabulous new Christmas Stamp Sets this year. There really is something for everyone: Christmas Puppiesa cute Reindeermore Reindeera sweet Snowmanbaking Mice and Christmas Kitties.
Of course, I had to use one of the fun little cats, for I have four wonderful cats myself.

  • stamp the cute little cat and the bauble from the Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten set with Versafine Onyx Black and color the image with Derwent Inktense pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the twig from that same stamp set with Versafine Olympia Green 
  • add highlights with a white gel pen and some sparkle with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink Broken China through the Tim Holtz Stripes Layering Stencil to create a background
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • adhere the stitched focal panel to another stitched panel cut from patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum 6x6 paper pad before adhering all the layers to a white cardbase


Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,



Monday, November 27, 2017

Merry Christmas Mouse

Hi there,

this is my third creation using the new Karten-Kunst Viecher im Winter (Winter Critters) stamp set:

  • stamp the sweet little mouse from the Karten-Kunst Viecher im Winter set with Versafine Onyx Black and color the image with Derwent Drawing pencils
  • cut out a wonky stitched rectangle from confetti white cardstock and cut the sentiment from the Karten Kunst Kreistexte Ein frohes Weihnachtsfest from that panel as well
  • cut the sentiment again but this time from turquoise glitter cardstock 
  • layer a piece of acetate behind the panel and puzzle the white little pieces back into the gaps to create that wonderful inlaid look
  • I used Multi Medium Matte here
  • add color to a white piece of cardstock with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
  • cut out a little stitched hill-shape using one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts
  • create a christmasy background using the snowflakes from the same stamps set and Hero Arts Shadow Ink Silver
  • layer the panel on a piece of kraft cardstock before adhering it to a white cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Thursday, November 23, 2017

You are Mermazing

Hi there,

I would like to show you this mermazing mermaid card over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there,

STAMPlorations is joining the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event and this is my creation:


  • stamp one of the STAMPlorations Sketchy Yule Trees with Memento Tuxedo Black and color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add the baubles using different colors of Pearl Makers
  • cut out the largest and the smallest of the CUTplorations Manila Tags from watercolor paper
  • create a background using Distress Paints (Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Spun Sugar)
  • apply Prima Marketing Texture Paste Platinum Crackle through the ARTplorations Oh my Stars! Mini stencil and let the baubles and the stars dry thoroughly
  • stamp the "TO:" using the STAMPlorations Sketchy Alphabet set and Versafine Onyx Black
  • grunge up the edges of the tags with a black Stabilo All pencil and a wet watercolor brush
  • add splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolors Moon Gold
  • cut out a little star from glitter paper and add it to the top of the Christmas Tree
  • add some more texture by stamping the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Archival Ink Watering Can
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Stains (Peacock Feathers, Broken China) and thread the strands through the holes of the tags

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,