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)


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

Montag, 2. September 2019

You`re a pearl

Heya my dear crafty friends!
I have a new card for you today and it was made as an inspiration for the newest challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers: we would like to see "Pearls and/ or Gems" on your projects. Here is the card I made:


I created an underwater background using Distress Oxide Inks in three different shades of blue and used the lightes shaded to create those light beams with a stencil. The effect gives it a little more dimension I find and interest.


The little mermaid is just too cute and as she is holding a pearl and wearing jewellery out of pearls she was the perfect image for the challenge. I coloured her with Copic markers and added glitter glue to all the pearls. I hope you are going to join us for our challenge and share your talent with the Crafty Cardmakers. ;o) Have a fabulous week and happy crafting ;o) Yours Maike


Supplies:
Stamps: "Under the Sea" by C.C.Designs
               (was just retired, so if you find it anywhere and like it - grab it ;o)
Dies: "Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames Die-namics" by My Favorite Things
Stencil: "Ray of Light" by My Favorite Things

Challenges:

Sonntag, 1. September 2019

It's Your Birthday - be a little shellfish

Heya everyone ;o)
"Shells" is the theme of the new challenge at Challenge Up Your Life. My lovely friend Sonja of "The Art Of Stamping" gave me a lovely stamp set a while back with a shell and this lovely sentiment and I thought it was THE perfect set for our challenge. But I'd better let you be the judge of that:


I mixed and matched a lot with this card, but I really like the way it turned out. The pearl inside the shell was paper-pieced. I stamped it on some textured cardstock thatt I had covered with Nuvo Mousse in "Pearl", cut it out and placed it over the original pearl if that makes sense. 


The background is a stamp byStampingbella and I coloured it with Copic markers. It did take a while but I like the feeling of depth you get from the drawn scene. Once the alcohol from the marker had fully evaporated I heat embossed the sentiment over top. I hope you are going to create a "Shell" themed project as well and share it with us at Challenge Up Your Life! Have a wonderful month of September and happy crafting ;o) Yours Maike


Supplies:
Stamps: "Year Six" by Lawn Fawn
              "Under the Sea Backdrop" by Stampingbella
              "Little Mermaids" by the Greeting Farm
              "Party Like A Pirate" by My Favorite Things

Samstag, 31. August 2019

Endlich

 

Hello everyone!
School has started here in Germany and that is a) the reason why we chose this picture as inspiration for you over at PINspirational Challenges


and also the reason why I am posting late! I had the card ready, but the day before the challenge was when school started for me and it seems I had my head in the job and nowhere else. I would like to apologize to you guys for posting late and also to the fabulous Deanne who is the soul behind PINspirational

But now on to my card: 
I chose to go witth the blackboard, used the letters as inspiration to decorate it and because I am me I had to have a cute animal on there too somewhere so I coloured the mouse and placed the apple to its side. 


Because I wanted a little bit more colour on my card I decided to stamp the word "Endlich" (which means finally in English) in rainbow letters and filled in the rest of the cardbase with school related images in a light grey, just to give it a bit more interest.

I hope you like the card and that you are going to play along with us ;o) Have a fantestic weekend and happy crafting,
yours Maike


Supplies:
Stamps: "Page Huggers" & "Sketchy Letters" by Mama Elephant
Dies: "Single Stitch Line Rounded Square Frames" by My Favourite Things (discontinued)

Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2019

Mehr Meer oder I sea it's your birthday!


Heya guys!
I am so sorry, but I completely forgot to post this card! It is for Challenge Up Your Life and you can still play until the 27th of July ;o) Here is my inspiration card:



I used the super cute stamps from Purple Onion Designs and created a background for my scene with Distress Inks. The clouds in the sky are barely visible in this picture, but believe me there are some and they look really nice in real life! ;o)


I hope you are having a great day and that you'd like to join us in our "Vitamin Sea" challenge at Challenge Up Your Life! Happy crafting, Maike



Supplies:
Stamps: "Sammy" & "Sandy" & "Shelly" & "Beach Toy Set" & "Beach Umbrella"
               by Purple Onion Designs



Dienstag, 2. Juli 2019

Beary Happy Birthday!


Hello everyone ;o)
I am back with a new card for the "Dies or Punches" challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers blog: 


For my card I used three different kinds of dies: the panel die, a letter / sentiment die and a letter / banner die. In my head I had pictured something fun and colourful so I started by creating the background paper. I have used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Fozzilized Amber and blended them together to get a kind of ombre background and splattered it with water to get these fun drops in the background.


Once the background was dry I glued it to a card base and added the panel die-cut on top. The bear fit perfectly size- and themewise for what I had in mind, so I took out my Zig markers and coloured it in. 


Once I had the bear adhered I added the sentiment. I always loved the banner letters and thought they would be perfect for this challenge, so I spelled "beary" with it and finished the sentiment with a die-cut "Happy" and a stamped "birthday". I hope you are going to join us for our challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Happy crafting, everyone ;o))) Maike

Supplies:
Stamps: "Birthday Bears"  by My Favorite Things (retired it seems)
Dies: "Circle Panel Die" by Your Next Stamp
          "Stitched Banner Alphabet Dies" by My Favorite Things
          "Happy Birthday Wafer Die" by Simon Says Stamp

Challenges:

Samstag, 29. Juni 2019

Have a happy colourful birthday!


Heya my friends!
This card is for the current Papercraft Challenge. We would like to see some "Stars" on your project and as you can see there are loads of them on my card ;o)))


I have ink blended a background using Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Melonade and Peacock Feather to get all these beautiful colours. The die and the super cute chameleon are from Your Next Stamp and I love them both ;o)


I have used a sentiment stamp from the set but added the "Happy" on pink from a different set, because I love a vivid green combined with pink. I hope you are going to join us for our "Stars" challenge and I am looking forward to seeing your starry projects ;o) Have a wonderful day and happy crafting ;o) Yours Maike


Supplies:
Stamps: "One in a Chameleon" by Your Next Stamp
Die: "Star Panel Die" by Your Next Stamp

Challenges:
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