Dienstag, 19. März 2019

Magical Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone!
With the theme being "Fantasy" for the new Papercraft Challenge I decided on using this "Sweet Dragon" image and the "Blank Book" by "A Day For Daisies" who are sponsoring a $8 prize for their online store. This is the card I made with the two images combined:

I love giving books for birthdays (to people who love to read) and my favourite genre is fantasy, so i thought it would be a perfect opportunity to create a card for such an event. The background was made using Distress Inks and a lovely stencil by Tim Holtz.

After stamping the sentiment I added a few drop of glitter glue to some of the bubbles and my card was done! I hope you are going to join us with a "Fantasy" project as well. Have a fantastic and hopefully sunny week my lovely crafty friends! Happy crafting, yours Maike

Material / supplies:
Stempel / stamps: "Sweet Dragon" & "Blank Book" by A Day For Daisies
                              "Pixie Dust" by Avery Elle (linked to Ellen Hutson, discontinued at Avery Elle)
Stencil: "Bubble" Tim Holtz


Samstag, 16. März 2019

Spring time fox

Heya everyone ;o)
Winter has been long eneough now, don't you think? So we at Challenge Up Your Life want to see some spring themed projects this time! I decided to create a birthday can with this lovely Penny Black stamp that has so many spring-elements combined:

I cut the coloured piece of paper down and added a metallic blue border around it by swiping the ink pad along the edge of the paper. It does look really cool and shimmery in real life. I added it to a card base that I had created by die cutting the panel piece two times, scoring the one in the back at about 1 inch from the left and gluing them together. Sometimes I really enjoy a different card base, don't you?

Lastly I added the strip of red paper with the white embossed greeting and my card was done. I'd love to see you "Goodbye Winter" card, layout or other project in our gallery at Challenge Up Your life. Let us fill the blog with springthemed happiness ;o))) Have a fantastic weekend and happy crafting y'all!!! Yours Maike

Material / supplies:
Stempel / stamps: "Woodland Friends" von Penny Black
Stanze / die: "Large Pierced Scallop Die" von Avery Elle (discontinued at Avery Elle, linked you to Seven Hills Craft and Simon Says Stamp in case you would like to grab one of the last available dies :o)

Dienstag, 12. März 2019

Best fairies wishes

Hello all!
It is already time for another PINspirational Challenge and as Deanne wrote on the blog "it is a yummy one" ;o) This inspiration picture let's my mouth water and me longing for summer ;o)

I don't own any strawberry stamps or dies, so I let myself be inspired by the colour (pinkish red) and the fun sprinkles which can be found on my piece of background paper. The two cute fairies are from Purple Onion Designs and I love their sweet round faces ;o)

I hope you are going to join us with a Pinspirational (p)inspired project! I would love to see many yummy creations in our gallery - just to remind us all that summer is coming ;o) Have a great week and happy crafting! Yours Maike

Material / supplies:
Stempel / stamps: "Flynt" & "Goldie" von Purple Onion Designs
                              "Birthday Wishes" von Pink And Main (discontinued)
Stanzen / dies: "Wonky Squares Frames" von Avery Elle
Papier / paper: Lawn Fawn & Gummiapan

Simon Says Monday Challenge "Feminine / Girly"
Creative Craft Cottage "Spring Fever"
QKR Stampede "Anything Goes"
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge March
Creative with Stamps "Friends"
Unicorn Challenge "Spring"

Montag, 11. März 2019

Big Panda Hugs

Hello everyone!
How are you today? I hope you had a good start to the week and are looking for new crafty challenges. I have one for you if you like the colour "Green" which - incidentally - is the theme of the newest task at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) This is my inspiration card:

Even though I chose to go with pink letters, my card is mostly green and think that the two colours work really well together. I have tried it with green, black and white letters, but the card ended up looking kind of blahhh, so it had to be pink ;o) 

I hope you are going to join us with a (mostly) "Green" project over at the Crafty Cardmakers gallery ;o) Have a fantastic week and happy crafting! Yours Maike

Material / supplies:
Stempel / stamps: "Happy Panda" (discontinued) & "Watercolor Stripes" von My Favorite Things 
Stanzen / dies: "Big Hugs Die-namics" von My Favorite Things
                         "Wonky Squares Frames"von Avery Elle


Samstag, 2. März 2019

Komm Einhorn, wir gehen!

Heya everyone!
"Crazy" ist the new task at Challenge up your Life and this is the card I made for inspiration:

My German sentiment says something like "They are all crazy around here- come on, unicorn, let's go!" and I love it! It makes me smile everytime I read it! ;o) For the background I have used a new stamp of mine by Gummiapan and stamped it in rainbow colour, because rainbows and unicorn simply are awesome together - at least in my world.... 

Also glitter is a super addition for both unicorns and rainbows ;o) So I glittered the mane and the horn to give it a lot of sparkle! I would love to see any "Crazy" projects from you in the Challenge Up Your Life gallery! Until then: have a fantastic weekend and happy crafting, yours Maike

Material / supplies:
Stempel / stamps: "Unicorn Wishes" von Reverse Confetti 
                              "Big Brush Stroke" von Gummiapan
                              "Einhorn Texte" von Kulricke
Stanzen / dies: "Wonky Stitches Elle-Ments" von Avery Elle

Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2019

Welcome in Plaid

Heya everyone!
This is the inspiration picture for the newest challenge at PINspirational and you can see the card I made for it above ;o) I tried making a black and white card but try as I might I never liked the result, so I went back to playing with my lovely bright colours ;o)

For my card I used a piece of patterned paper by Lawn Fawn with lovely orange and pink stripes. I die cut the frame and coloured the inside piece with Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick and really loved the effect. Even more so after flicking some droplets of water on the surfice and taking it off again quickly afterwards with a towel. The cute stuffed elephant is an older image by Clearly Besotted, but any cute image iin a sitting position should work for this layout I think. 

The sentiment was stamped and then I went over it with a glaze pen to give it more dimension. And simply because I feel that stuffed toys should never be alone I stamped to more on the inside of the card. I hope you are going to join us with one of your wonderful projects! Have a great week and happy crafting!

Material / supplies:
Stempel / stamps: "Cute & Cuddly" von Clearly Besotted
Stanze / die: "Wonky Squares Frames" von Avery Elle

Mittwoch, 20. Februar 2019

Ganz liebe Panda Grüße

Heya my dear crafty friends!
I hope you all had a great start to this week! Today I would like to share my inspiration card for the Papercraft Challenges with you. Our theme is "All Critters Great and Small" and our awesome sponsor is Gerda Steiner Designs. You could win a $15 gift certificate to their shop. This is my inspiration card made with one of their lovely digi stamps:

After colouring the panda bear I cut a white piece of paper to the size I wanted, stamped the greeting  and added loads of grey hearts to add a bit more interest to the background piece. Using the same shades of pink I had for the hearts I also coloured a strip of paper to punch the edges and also to die cut the hearts from. 

The hearts help to "break" the design a bit and guide the eyes over the card from the top left to the bottom right. Whenever a card feels too empty I like to add little elements like hearts, stars or dots to it. If you love critters on cards like me I would love to see one or even a few of your projects in our gallery! Have a wonderful rest of the week and happy crafting to all of you ;o)))

PS: About a year ago I made a card with the same digi stamp and the same dies. If you interested in seeing the panda in a slightly different surrounding just click here ;o)

Material / supplies:
Stempel / stamps: "Panda in Love" von Gerda Steiner Designs
Stanzen / dies: "Mini Hearts Set" von Simon Says Stamp 
Punch: EK Success

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