Dienstag, 5. November 2019

Sweet Wishes, Sweet Friends

Heya my lovely friends!
This card is for the newest PINspirational Challenge. The inspiration picture shows a cake and as I like cake I thought I would have loads of it on my card ;o) 

So I decided to do a bit of masking with these sweet celebratory images by My Favorite Things. After having stamped all the images I masked all of them and created the background using Distress Inks. After the ink was dry I started colouring. It took a while, but not as long as I had feared ;o)

I trimmed the piece I had coloured to be a bit bigger than the frame I had die cut and added both to a card base. I had stamped some pink dots on there to give it a bit more interest, too. I hope you like the card and that our inspiration pic can do what it is supposed to do and that you will share your project with us in our gallery ;o) Have a wonderful rest of your week and happy crafting, yours Maike ;o)

Stamps: "Sweet Celebration Wishes" & "Myriad Dots BG" by My Favorite Things
Dies: "Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame" by My Favorite Things


Dienstag, 29. Oktober 2019

Spooktacular Wishes

Heya everyone!
Life is kind of hectic at the moment, so I hope you will forgive me that this post is late... For the Crafty Cardmakers new challenge theme "Halloween" I made this fun and not at all scary card! Which is how I like my Halloween cards best ;o)

The images are from a little set by Avery Elle called "Scary Pals" and I really love how cute the kids in their costumes look! 

The background is from an awesome paper pack with loads of the star burst by tba and adhered the lovely "Sky Burster" frame by Mama Elephant on top to give the kids a frame to sit in. I really like it when you can still see the colour on the edges of the card so I amde the card base just a tiny bit bigger than the frame. I hope you like my card and that you are going to join us and share your projects with us in our gallery here ;o) Have a wonderful week and happy crafting! Yours Maike


Dienstag, 8. Oktober 2019

Thank you Owl

 Heya everyone!
Today I would like to share my card for our PINspirational challenge with you. I am always in need of some "Thank you" cards, so I really like our current inspiration and this is the card I made:

I love this cute image by Purple Onion Designs and it was a lot of fun creating this card! 

We would love to see your projects in our gallery. You can let yourself be inspired by any aspect of our inspiration picture and get inky ;o) Hope you'll have a wonderful week. Take care and happy crafting, yours Maike ;o)


Dienstag, 1. Oktober 2019

Monster Wishes with Scary Pals

And hello again!
I am back with an inspiration card for the new task at Challenge Up Your Life. This time we would like to see "Frames" on your projects and you have almost one month to enter your card, layout, box, ... to our gallery. We will feature the winner and they will have the chance to guest design for our next challenge. So here is what I came up with:

I love those cute monsters by Avery Elle and thought they would make great images for the frames and my birthday card ;o) I stamped them each on a square piece of paper - slightly bigger than the frame, masked them and coloured the background. First I added a layer of light pink and then I went back with a darker pink through a stencil to add the stars. 

I also added stars to the background, but bigger ones and in yellow which I like very much as a contrasting colour to pink. The frames were kept white, so that they would stand out against all that colour and give the eye a resting place. You can't see it very well in the pictures, but I added gloss to the eyeballs of the blue monster and to the horns of the one in the middle. I really hope you are going to join us and am looking forward to seeing what you "put" in your frame ;o)))

Have a wonderful week and happy crafting, yours Maike ;o)))

Stamps: "Peek-A-Boo Scary Pals" Avery Elle
Dies: "Single Stitch Line Rounded Square Frames" by My Favorite Things (discontinued)
Stencils: "Wave of Stars" and "Big Stars Polka" by Create a Smile


Sending Holiday Cheer Penguins

Heya all!
It's cold outside, rainy, dark when I come home and did I mention cold outside??? Winter isn't far off now, so I thought I could as well start with my Christmas card production. Each and every year I am short a few Christmas cards , because I like to send them to all my (crafty) friends. This year I am determined to have all my Christmas cards made by December 1st. How about you? Do you send out Christmas cards? And are you always short on them just like me? ;o))) I created this card as my inspiration for the "Monochrome" challenge at Papercraft Challenges:

I went with black, grey and white as neutral colours and added a bluish green to them, because that colour works well with a sky but also as cute hats and gift packages ;o) Alright I smuggled a teeny tiny bit of yellow in there, but the beaks and feet just didn`t look right with a different colour. The snowy hill is made from a piece of Lawn Fawn glitter paper which I really love. It is super sparkly but doesn't loose the glitter. Perfect for crafting!

I die cut the snow flakes heart from the background piece to fill the blank space over the penguins tops and also giving the card an extra wintery feel. I hope you are going to join us ;o) Have a lovely week and I hope you won't get cold! Happy crafting, yours Maike ;o)

Stamps: "Sweet Holiday Penguins" by My Favorite Things
Die: "Snowflake Heart" by Memory Box (discontinued?)


Dienstag, 24. September 2019

Happy Fall Squirrels

Heya everyone and happy fall :o)
I hope you all had a great start this week and that you had a fabulous weekend! I don't know how it is where you live, but here we can clearly see and feel that fall is coming. Last weekend though was lovely weather and we spend most of the time outside. I did manage to squeeze in some card making time though to create the card for the current PINspirational challenge. This is the inspiration picture:

I created the background using loads of Distress Inks (if you are interested I will list the exact colours for you) and dry embossed it with a folder that is meant for Christmas, but I always felt it looked a bit like leaves or a festive lamp string... Let's just say I like the look ;O) Next I placed a frame on top of the colourful background to tone it down just a little, added the squirrels and used some left over leaves from my "Hedgehog Hugs" card to give the card even more of an autumnal look.

The squirrels are from a Gerda Steiner set and I just love their cute faces! I hope you are going to join us and share your project and talent with us in our gallery! Have fun crafting and have a fabulous week! Yours Maike

Stamps: "Happy Fall" by Gerda Steiner Designs
Dies: "Small Stitched Leaves" by Lawn Fawn
          "Essential Cover Up" by My Favorite Things

Dienstag, 10. September 2019

Hedgehog Hugs

Heya everyone!
Today I have an Autumn inspired card for you and though I am sad to see summer leaving, I am already looking forward to the forest changing colour, because I really love the look of it! This is the inspiration picture we have for you over at PINspirational challenges and you have two weeks to join us with any kind of project inspired by this photo:

For my card I created a whole bunch of Autumn leaves using the ink blending technique and Distress Inks in red, brown, yellow and green which I die cut the leaves from once the paper was dry. Then I coloured one of the cute MFT hedgehogs and placed a leaf in its paw, before gluing it to the card.

As a sentiment I used the negative part of the "HUGS" die which looks really cool and bold I think. I hope you are going to join us at PINspirational Challenges! Have a creative and fantastic week. Happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Stamps: "Happy Hedgehogs" by My Favorite Things
Dies: "Small Stitched Leaves" by Lawn Fawn
         "Big Hugs Die-namic" by My Favorite Things

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