27. Oktober 2016

wir meistern jeden Sturm



Manchmal braucht man Karten um jemanden zu ermutigen...

Diese hübsche kleine Windmühle gibt es nun als Mini Stempelset bei Create A Smile zu kaufen. Es hat mir so viel Spass gemacht, sie zu kolorieren. :-)


Um der Mühle einen persönlichen Touch zu geben habe ich mit schwarzem Marker Steine, Holz und Ziegel gezeichnet und diese dann mit meinen Spectrum Noir Stiften koloriert. Die Szene habe ich dann sehr schlicht gehalten. 

I used a black marker to draw some stones and wood as well as some roof tiles. This adds a personal look to the windmill. I colored the mill and the clowd with my Spectrum Noir markers and kept the scene quite simple.

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Sturm meistern" Create A Smile
Stanze / die
* "Double Stitched Rectangle" Create A Smile
* "Dotted Borders" Avery Elle
Andere / other ones
* Spectrum Noir Markers
* Versafine Onxy Black Ink
* green embossed card stock
* black marker
* Distress Ink 
* Glossy Accents

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy day :-)
Nicole

Regenbogen-Weihnachten Nr.1

Heute gibt's wieder eine Karte für den Create A Smile Blog. Diesmal hab ich eine super schnelle und einfache Weihnachtskarte für euch.



Alle Infos dazu gibt es hier -> Create A Smile

Liebe Grüsse und einen bunten Tag!
Nicole

26. Oktober 2016

Kerzenlicht

Heute hab ich eine Distress Ink Karte mit dem hübschen Kerzenstempel für euch.



 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "mit Kerzen und Glitter" Create A Smile
Stanze / die
* "Double Stitched Rectangle" Create A Smile
Andere / other ones
* Distress Ink
* watercolor paper
Hero Arts Shadow Ink
* clear & white embossing powder
* Versafine Onxy Black Ink


Liebe Grüsse und einen gemütlichen Tag!
Nicole

24. Oktober 2016

neues von Create A Smile

Bei Create A Smile wird es bereits winterlich und festlich, denn die neue Kollektion dreht sich um die kalte Jahreszeit und Weihnachten.

Hier habe ich zwei Karten für euch, eine mit dem neuen Schneeflocken-Hintergrundstempel "Snow Flurry" und die andere mit den eleganten Schneeflocken "Snowflake Whispers".





Wusstet ihr, dass Create A Smile weltweit versendet und das für nur 3.70 Euro? 

Hier geht's zum Shop und hier zum Blog :-)

Liebe Grüsse und einen schönen Tag!
Nicole

23. Oktober 2016

happy penguing holidays

This card is inspired by the current Lawnscaping Challenge "black, purple and a color of your choice". I went for a christmas card for a kid this time using a shaker element and a cute little critter.


For my third color I chose a pretty blue/turquoise pattern paper from Lawn Fawn. I love these cute little stars! Sadly you can't really see the stitched vellum at the bottom.

I'd like to play along the Lawnscaping Color Challenge #40.

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Winter Penguin" Lawn Fawn
* "Year Two" Lawn Fawn
* "Little Bundle" Lawn Fawn
Stanzen / dies
* "Stitched Square Frames" Lawn Fawn
* "Stitched Borders" Lawn Fawn
* "Spring Showers" Lawn Fawn
Papier / paper
* "beachside" Lawn Fawn
* "bold & bright double dot designs" Bo Bunny
Andere / other ones
* white card stock and vellum
* black marker
* Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
* Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh


Thank you for stopping by!
Have a cozy day :-)
Nicole





22. Oktober 2016

chalk board wishes

I'm playing along the Poppystamps challenge "back to balck" and the first thing that came to my mind was a chalk board card.





 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Christmas Delights" Poppystamps
Stanzen / dies
* "Double Stitched Rectangles" Create A Smile
Andere / other ones
* Wow white embossing powder
* Versamark Watermark Ink
* silver enamel dots
* ribbon
* Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink
* white color pencil
* black card stock
* kraft card stock








I'd like to play along the Poppystamps "back to balck" challenge.


Thank you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day :-)
Nicole




20. Oktober 2016

Giftwrapping & a card - warm wishes

I did not have a box die until now and there are many many different ones available. It took me quite some time to find out which one to buy... I fell in love with this pretty one from Avery Elle and I'm so happy with it.


This die has pierced details on the edges and that is so pretty, I think it even rocks a simple white card stock. I decorated only one side with a happy and cute stamp.

I filled my gift with tea bags. I thing this goes well with the sentiment "warm wishes".


I did not have matching gift bags. Mine did not have a square base but I opened my bags at the bottom and re-folded (and cut) them and now they match perfectly. :-)

I always liked Avery Elle stamps a lot but now I'm in love...! The holiday release (and many other products) are just awesome. I'm going to make a birthday card with that gifts stamp as well :-)


The tag die is so pretty, I wanted to use it on a card. A critter or a person can easily cover up the little hole and you end up with a lovely pierced scallop circle.

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Christmas Packages" Avery Elle
* "Polar Pals" Avery Elle
Stanzen / dies
* "Treat Tag and Box" Avery Elle
* "Dotted Borders" Avery Elle
* "Double Stitched Rectangles" Create A Smile
Andere / other ones
* Mement Tuxedo Black Ink
* Spectrum Noir Markers & Paper
* white card stock
* Nuvo Crystal Drops "gloss white" and "morning dew" (clear)
* Versa Color "92 silver" pigment ink 

Thanks for stopping by!
Warm wishes :-)
Nicole


18. Oktober 2016

surprise party

I just wanted to color this cute mouse and make a clean and simple card but I ended up with a whole scene :-) Does this happen to you as well?


Mr. Mouse comes home from work on his birthday. He does not know that his friends are hiding behind the couch and that they have a surprise for hin. It's that moment right before he'll see them. He opens the door and ... there are some presents and ... his friends are shouting "surprise!" :-)


I'd like to join the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.





 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Harvest Mouse" My Favorite Things
* "Lable Marker Sentiments" My Favorite Things
* "Beary Special Birthday" My Favorite Things
Stanzen / dies
*  "Cross-Stitched Rectangle Stax" My Favorite Things
* "Homespun Stitched Lines" My Favorite Things
* "Double Stitched Rectangles" Create A Smile
Andere / other ones
* Mement Tuxedo Black Ink
* Distress Inks
* Colored pencils
* clear Nuvo Drops "morning dew"


I'd also like to enter the Challenge Up Your Life Challenge "natural materials".
Gerne spiele ich auch bei Challenge Up Your Life zum Thema "Naturmaterialien" mit. Auf meiner Karte kommt viel Holz sowie Weidenkörbe zum Einsatz.



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a lovely fall day :-)
Nicole


15. Oktober 2016

mini lip balm gift / kleines Mitbringsel

I saw this on the My Favorite Things YouTube channel and I just wanted to try it. It's so fun and easy to make. I'm going to make some more for sure... :-)


You can find the video tutorial here: 

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Beary Special Birthday" My Favorite Things
Stanzen / dies
* "Inside and Out Stitched Rectangle Stax" My Favorite Things
Andere / other ones
* Versafine Onyx Black Ink
* Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
* Washi Tape (to attach the lip balm)
* Spectrum Noir Markers


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely day:-)
Nicole

Hallo Herbst * BT Challenge Nr. 46 * Herbst/Halloween

Heute beginnt auf dem Basteltraum Blog der Herbst! :-) Wir sammeln einen Monat lang eure Werke zum Thema "Herbst und/oder Halloween".

Are you looking for a fun fall and halloween challenge? Join us at the Basteltraum Blog :-)


Ich wollte eine Karte gestalten, welche die typischen Halloween-Farben hat, jedoch nicht gruselig ist. Weil ich kaum jemanden kenne, der Halloween feiert (ich auch nicht) habe ich aus Hallo-ween "Hallo Herbst" gemacht. :-)

HOW TO: 

  • den Hintergrund mit Distress Ink mit dem Blendingtool auf Wasserfarbpapier gestalten
  • ein zweites Stück Wasserfarbpapier auf die selbe Art grün einförben
  • beide Papiere mit Wasser bespritzen
  • beim Hintergrund mit weissem Gel Stift Sternen-Punkte malen
  • anschliessend beide Papiere stanzen
  • die Kürbisse stempeln, dabei für den kleineren Masking Paper benutzen
  • Kürbisse ausmalen und ausschneiden
  • das "Hallo" drei- bis vier mal ausstanzen und aufeinanderkleben
  • das "Hallo" mit Glossy Accents überziehen
  • "Herbst" mit weissem Embossingpulver und Versa Mark auf schwarzes Papier stempeln und zuschneiden
  • die Karte zusammenfügen und eine kleine Schleife und die Kulleraugen aufkleben


 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "So tankful" Lawn Fawn
* "Klartext Stempel Hallo" Dani Peuss (Herbst)
Stanzen / dies
*  "Grassy Border" Lawn Fawn
* "Hallo" Kulricke
* "Dotted Borders" Avery Elle
Andere / other ones
* Mement Tuxedo Black Ink
* Spectrum Noir Markers & Paper
* Distress Ink (shabby shutters, seedles preserved, black soot)
* googly eyes
* Twine, white gel pen
* white embossing powder & Versa Mark
* black cardstock
* Masking paper
* Glossy Accents



Vielen Dank für's Vorbeischauen und ich würde mich freuen, deine Kreation auf dem Basteltraum Blog zu sehen :-)

Liebe Grüsse
Nicole

hello fall

I'm totally in the mood for fall colors and fall cards. I made this card a while ago...


HOW TO: For this card I used the no-line-coloring technique. I stamped the hedgehog and some leaves in a very light dye ink and colored my image with Distress Inks and a small brush. To add some interest, I drew some watercolor pencil lines on the leaves and added some soft golden shimmer.



 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "More Stories" Avery Elle
* "Ellie" Avery Elle
Stanze / die
* "Double Stitched Rectangle" Create A Smile
Andere / other ones
* Distress Ink
* watercolor paper
Hero Arts Shadow Ink
* Watercolor Pencils
* gold shimmer mist

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely weekend :-)
Nicole





14. Oktober 2016

pumpkin kitty


One more pumpkin card :-) This time I got inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge.


This card turned out as an almost one layer card. Just the pumpkin on the very right is mounted on foam tampe and the twine gives a little bit of dimension as well. Everything else on the card is one layer. I did a lot of fun pumpkin masking and ink blending for this card. I colored everything with Distress Inks. 


 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "I knead you" My Favorite Things
* "Harvest mouse" My Favorite Things
Stanzen / dies
* "Double Stitched Rectangles" Create A Smile
Schablone / stencil
* "Sun Ray" My Favorite Things
Andere / other ones
* Versafine Onyx Black Ink
* Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
* Masking Paper by Inkadinkado & watercolor paper
* Distress Inks (evergreen bough, fired brick, carved pumpkin, hockory smoke, tea dye)
* Washi Tape (for masking)
* Twine & white gel pen


I'd like to enter the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge No. 302.




Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a lovely fall day :-)
Nicole


13. Oktober 2016

Wunderbar * für Create A Smile

Heute hab ich wieder eine Karte für den Create A Smile Blog für euch.


Wie immer gibt es alle Infos und noch mehr Bilder dazu hier -> Create A Smile Blog

You can find all the supplies and more pictures on the Create A Smile Blog

Liebe Grüsse und einen wunderbaren Tag! :-)
Have a wonderful day! :-)
Nicole


lovely fall colors

The Paper Smooches Challenge has a beautiful color combo for your inspiration. It's so pretty, I just had to play along :-)


HOW TO:
I saw this technique on a Simon Says Stamp You Tube video by Nina Marie. She colored die cuts (watercolor paper) by smooshing them into watercolor. I liked it so much, I had to try it. :-) So for the tutorial of the coloring, please check out the Video

  Material / supplies 
Stanzen / dies
* "thanks" Paper Smooches
* "seasonal tree" Paper Smooches
* "bird house" Paper Smooches
* "Double Stitched Rectangles" Create A Smile
Andere / other ones
* Distress Ink (ground espresso, fired brick, aged mahogany, seedless preserves, tea dye, pumice stone)
* twine
* Glossy Accents
* Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen
I'd like to enter the Paper Smooches color challenge as well as the Paper Smooches Guest Design Search

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful day :-)
Nicole

12. Oktober 2016

surprise for you

Yesterday was a crafty pen pals birthday and because she makes wonderful cards with pattern paper, I made her birthday card with pattern paper as well.


By using a tag die to create a window, I got a matching tag for the little present. That tag could be used as a bookmark as well. :-)



If you want to know who's birthday card this is,
check out Lena's Blog: Pink Lion Handmade Cards :-)

  Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Beary Special Birthday" My Favorite Things
* "Poppin' Over" Create A Smile
Stanzen / dies
* "Lovely Tags M" Create A Smile
* "Double Stitched Rectangles" Create A Smile
* "Dotted Borders" Avery Elle
Andere / other ones
* Versafine Onyx Black Ink
* Spectrum Noir Markers
* Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
* green card stock with embossed dots
* pattern paper

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day :-)
Nicole