25. Februar 2018

birthday penguin

It's always so fun to play along the MFT sketch challenge.



I made a window card inspired by the current MFT challenge sketch. In the video, you can see the inside of the card.




 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Penguins in Paradise" My Favorite Things
* "Get Down to Business" My Favorite Things
Stanzen / dies
* "Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips" My Favorite Things
* "Peek-A-Boo Windows" My Favorite Things
Schablone / stencil
* "Mini Clowd Edges" My Favorite Things
Andere / other ones
* Distress Inks
* Spectrum Noir Markers

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

19. Februar 2018

Februar Schmonday Monday * #3 Shutter Card

Hallo! Heute gibt's mal wieder einen Schmonday Monday 😀



Dieses Mal durfte die liebe Birka das Thema wählen. Ihre Aufgabe lautete "Überraschung in der Karte oder Innen ist das neue Aussen". Ich fand auf YouTube eine tolle Anleitung und hab diese Karten für Anni und Birka gebastelt. Unter dem Titel "Shutter Cards" findet man schnell mehrere Anleitungen dieser Art.

Diese Karte habe ich für Birka gemacht.
Diese Karte reiste zu Anni.

Schaut doch mal bei 🌸 Birka 🌸 vorbei, was sie für tolle Karten gebastelt hat. Die liebe 🌸 Anni 🌸 musste leider dieses Mal aussetzen, aber beim nächsten Mal ist sie bestimmt wieder dabei :-)

Hier ein paar Massangaben:

  • A6 Karte 10.5cm x 14.8cm
  • Türen 14.8cm x 5.2cm
  • Mittelstreifen (bunt) 8cm breit, 14.8cm hoch
  • Rundfenster mit 5cm Durchmesser
  • Schiebe-Banner 6cm breit x 6.2cm hoch (ich habe eine Bannerstanze verwendet, welche 8cm x 6.2cm misst und diese dann um 2cm gekürzt) Die V-Form des Banners ist sehr flach, die Vertiefung ist nur 1cm tief.







 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Bitty Bears" My Favorite Things
* "Beary Special Birthday" My Favorite Things
Stanzen / dies
* "Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner" My Favorite Things
* "Peek-A-Boo Windows" My Favorite Things
* "Fresh Cut Flowers" My Favorite Things

Von aussen sehen die Karten ganz simpel und unscheinbar aus. Ich hab dabei an einen Brief mit Siegel gedacht.
Und hier kannst du die Karten noch in Aktion sehen!




Wenn du mehr über den Schmonday Monday erfahren willst, dann findest du hier, beim ersten Schmonday Monday Post, alle Infos. Und falls du Lust hast, auch was zum Thema zu basteln, dann verlinke uns auf Instagram mit #schmondaymonday.

Lieben Dank für deinen Besuch auf meinem Blog!
Ich wünsch dir eine bunte Woche :-)
Liebe Grüsse, Nicole








18. Februar 2018

Lawn Fawm Challenge * Inky Fingers

I love the Lawn Fawn inks and I really wanted to join this "inky fingers" challenge. I started coloring these cute bunnies and had no idea where my card would go... I ended up with this easter card :-)


And this is how I got inky 😉
I used the green ink pads directly on the paper to create the grass background. I masked off the bottom to get a nice clean line. Then I just swiped the ink pads over the paper creating that grassy look. I love to use three different greens to get that ombré effect.
Then, I stamped the flower arrangement with a super light grey ink on some white paper. I colored the flowers and leaves using different ink colors and the matching stamps. These stamps are so tiny but a lot of fun to play with!


 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Penelope's Blossoms" Lawn Fawn
* "Happy Easter" Lawn Fawn
Stanzen / dies
* "Penelope's Blossoms" Lawn Fawn
* "Say Cheese, Again" Lawn Fawn
Andere / other ones
* Lawn Fawn Dye Inks
* Versafine Onyx Black
* English Mustard - Nuvo Crystal Drops
* Tombow Dual Brush Pens


Check out the Lawnfawnatics Challenge Blog!
It's so much fun to play along!


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

17. Februar 2018

MFT Creative Olympics * Crafty Biathlon

I love crafty challenges and this one challenged me quite a lot :-) Here's my entry to the MFT Crafty Biathlon.



The task was to pick a technique and a card type form the list (check it out here). I choose Camouflage Die Cutting and Shaker Card. I had no idea how my card would turn out. It's quite a lot going on here compared to my usual (clean & simple) cards but I kind of like how it turned out.

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "You Float My Boat" My Favorite Things
* "Warm & Fuzzy Friends" My Favorite Things
Stanzen / dies
* "Ocean View Porthole" My Favorite Things
* "Happy Greetings" My Favorite Things
* "Flat Bottom Cloud" My Favorite Things
Andere / other ones
* Mini Cloud Edges Stencil - My Favorite Things
* Versafine Onyx Black
* Pigment Ink - Mama Elephant
* Unicorn white Pigment Ink - Hero Arts
* Distress Inks

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



MFT Creative Olympics * Speed Cardmaking

The last MFT Creative Olympics challenge is just so much fun. You have to create a complete card in only 20 minutes! It also inspired me to try something totally new. I made my first time lapse card making video ever.



I made this card in 20 minutes. Before I started, I took Stephanie Klaucks advice (check out the interview in on the MFT Blog) and prepared my supplies so that I had everything on hand. I just had an idea of the cards layout but no exact plan.




 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Ewe Are the Best" My Favorite Things
* "Bitty Bears" My Favorite Things
Andere / other ones
* Zig Clean Color Reals Brush Pens
* Versafine Onyx Black
* white gel pen
* Distress Inks
* Marshmallow Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh


Thanks for stopping by!
Join the fun over at the MFT Blog :-)

Have a happy day!
Nicole








15. Februar 2018

MFT Creative Olympics * Freestyle

It's snowing here and the MFT Freestyle Challenge matches the weather perfectly. So I created this winter card inspired by the second Creative Olympics event.



First I made this emboss resist background with pastel watercolors and these beautiful snowflake stamps. Then, I created a little scene with this super cute bear.



 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Bitty Bears" My Favorite Things
* "Snowflake Flurry" My Favorite Things
* "Penguins in Paradise" My Favorite Things
Stanzen / dies
* "STitched Tri Peek-A-Boo Window & Edge" My Favorite Things
* "Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle Stackables" My Favorite Things
Andere / other ones
* Versafine Onyx Black
* white embossing powder
* Spectrum Noir Markers
* white gel pen
* "Star Dust" Stickles
* Pastel Dreams - Prima Watercolor
* Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio

Join the fun over at the MFT Challenge Blog!
Have a happy day,
Nicole

Basteltraum Challenge * Birthday & Party

Hallo liebe Bastelträumer,
auf meiner Karte fährt heute der Partybus los, denn das neue BT Challenge-Thema lautet "Geburtstag/Party" 😀🎉


Dieser kleine Partybus lag schon eine Weile koloriert in meiner kleinen "ToDo-Schachtel" und nun hat er endlich ein Zuhause auf einer Karte gefunden. :-)

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Birthday Bus" Avery Elle
* "Es ist serviert!" Create A Smile
Stanzen / dies
* "Scalloped Frames" Avery Elle
Andere / other ones
* Spectrum Noir Markers
* Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
* Versafine Onyx Black
* Distress Ink


Bestimmt hast du auch Stempel oder Stanzen, die zu unserm Thema passen und Geburtstagskarten kann man ja sowieso kaum genug haben... also los und ab an den Basteltisch! ;-) Wir freuen uns auf deinen Beitrag :-D Hier geht's zum Basteltraum Blog.

Liebe Grüsse und einen fröhlichen Tag,
Nicole

11. Februar 2018

Sending Smiles * Reverse Confetti Challenge

Hi there... here's my newest card inspired by the current Reverse Confetti Sketch Challenge.


I did some dry embossing with a frame die by Reverse Confetti to create the look of the sketch. The cute toucan is my focal point, so I gave him an additional frame to make him stand out. One of my favorite ways of no line coloring is by using a light gray ink and some Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a water brush.

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Toucan of Friendship" Reverse Confetti
* "Mouse Mail" Reverse Confetti
Stanzen / dies
* "Shakers 'n Frames" Reverse Confetti
* "Magical Frame" Create A Smile
* "Pocket Tag" Create A Smile
Andere / other ones
* Grout Gray Dye Ink - My Favorite Things
* Versafine Onyx Black
* Tombow Dual Brush Pens
* Water brush
* Lawn Fawn Dye Ink
* Watercolors



Check out the Reverse Confetti Blog and join the fun :-)

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


Thinking of You * MFT Sketch Challenge

I'm playing along the MFT Sketch Challenge today using Distress Inks for watercoloring and a super cute little bear.


I turned the sketch and drew some watercolor rectangles to get that "window layout". After the drying process, I did some ink smooshing to give it a more playful look. I love using a black sentiment strip together with fun and bold colors and that cute bear just had to hop on this card too. :-)




 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Bitty Bears" My Favorite Things
Stanzen / dies
* "Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips" My Favorite Things
* "Hearts" Wplus9
Andere / other ones
* Distress Inks (mustard seed, picked raspberry, peacock feathers, mowed lawn)
* White Embossing Powder
* Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear Embossing Powder
* Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh
* Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens


Check out the MFT Challenge Blog to play along :-)



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





10. Februar 2018

MFT Creative Olympics * Stamping Slalom

Hello crafty friends,
you know I love fun challenges to play along and this one is a special one by My Favorite Things. It's called "stamping slalom" and you have to use tree or more MFT stamp sets on one card.



I was very much into a spring themed card, so I picked out "You Gnome Me" (Gnome), "Ewe Are the Best" (hill, flower) and "I'm Tweet on You" (branch, bird houses). I chose a fourth stamp set by using the wonderful sentiment from the "Spring Wreath" set. I created this little no line coloring scene using Tombow Dual Brush Pens, a water brush and colored pencils. 


 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "You Gnome Me" - My Favorite Things
* "Ewe Are the Best" - My Favorite Things
* "I'm Tweet on You" - My Favorite Things
* "Spring Wreath" - My Favorite Things
Andere / other ones
* Grout Gray Dye Ink - My Favorite Things
* Versafine Onyx Black
* Tombow Dual Brush Pens
* Colored Pencils
* Waterbrush



Check out the MFT Blog for all informations about the Creative Olympics!

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



Butterfly Birthday

It's snowing right now but I was into something more colorful :-) 


I cant get engough of my new watercolor palette. I love these pastel colors a lot. This card is inspired by the current CASology "Butterfly" Challenge.



 Supplies: 

  • Cake and Candles - Avery Elle
  • Butterfilies - Avery Elle
  • Pastel Dreams - Prima Watercolors
  • Versafine Onyx Black
  • clear embossing powder - Zing

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



7. Februar 2018

Gute Besserung

Hallo, ich hoffe du bist gesund und munter! Wenn nicht, dann ist diese Karte auch für dich ;-)


Der riesengrosse Blumenstempel ist so detailliert, dass ich gar nicht mehr viel hinzufügen wollte. So kommt er nämlich richtig schön zur Geltung. Koloriert habe ich hier mit den Wasserfarbstiften "Clean Color Real Brush" von Zig. Ein paar weisse Pailletten für den letzten Schliff und fertig war die Karte.

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Blooming Bouquet" Altenew
* "Lable Love German" Altenew
Andere / other ones
* Versafine Onyx Black
* clear embossing powder
* Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
* Wassertankpinsel
* Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh

Liebe Grüsse und einen blumigen Tag!
Nicole





5. Februar 2018

Stempelgarten Challenge * Girly

Willkommen zu einer neuen Stempelgarten Challenge! Dieses Mal sind wir gespannt, was euch zum Thema "girly" einfällt.


Ich hab mich für eine "Mädchenfreundschaft-Karte" entschieden. Diese süsse Elfe von My Favorite Things ist einfach zauberhaft! 

 Material / supplies 
Stempel / stamps
* "Fairy Happy" My Favorite Things
* "Knight in shining armor" My Favorite Things
Stanze / dies
* "Inside & Out Stitched Sqaure Stax" My Favorite Things
Andere / other ones
* Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
* Stencil: "Mini Clowd Edges" - My Favorite Things
* Versafine Onyx Black
* Extreme Black Hybride Ink - My Favorite Things
* Dual Brush Pens - Tombow
* Wassertankpinsel


Lieben Dank für deinen Besuch auf meinem Blog! Hast du schon die andern Design Team Beiträge gesehen? Das hat es so tolle Werke auf dem Stempelgarten Blog.

Liebe Grüsse
Nicole