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

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


Freitag, 28. Juni 2019

Geht's Dir gut? Stempelbar Hop

Heya my dear crafty friends!

I was lucky to be part of a wonderful hop last weekend: the Stempelbar-Hop on Instagram. Stempelbar is a shop located in Berlin and they have wonderful unique images but also you can get loads of well known brands from their store.
This is the card I made for the hop:

I love this crazy cow very much and it always makes me smile to see that huge funny head ;o) If you are interested in seeing more projects from the hop just go to this instagram post of mine ;o)

Hope you like the card as much as I do ;o) Happy crafting, everyone ;o))))

Montag, 17. Juni 2019

Taufkerze für Felix

Hello dear crafters!
As you might know I truly enjoy making cards. As I myself found out recently I detest working with wax, but I love how the candle turned out. But first things first: The Crafty Cardmakers dare you to make "Anything But A Card" this time around. I thought I'd give myself a real challenge and created the candle for my nephew's christening:

It isn't perfect, but it is handmade ;o) So I am almost certain Felix will like it when he is older. Is there something you would like to create apart from a card? Yes? Perfect! ;o) Then I hope you will share it with us at the Crafty Cardmakers. I may not feel tempted to play with wax again anytime soon, but I am absolutely glad I tried it. Have a wonderful and crafty week ;o)

Dies: "Finley's ABCs" by Lawn Fawn

Dienstag, 11. Juni 2019

Thank you- Box with a fox

Heya everyone ;o)
Today I would like to share a little project with you that I made with some kind people in mind. They have been helping with our bicycle training at school even though they have loads on their plates as well. So I thought I would create a little gift box for all of them. That fit perfectly with our "No Cards / Keine Karten" challenge at Papercraft Challenges which starts today.

I am not sure what will go inside the boxes yet, but I will hopefully think of something soon ;o) The cute fox image is a stamp by Purple Onion Designs. I coloured all of them differently using the watercolour pens from Winsor & Newton. They are lightfast and also have very rich colours. 

I hope you will join us in our "No cards" challenge! Have a lovely week and happy crafting ;o) Yours Maike

Stamp: "Free Spirits" by Purple Onion Design
Dies: "Pillow Box" by Lawn Fawn
         "Danke 5" by Gummiapan


In case you are interested in some other kinds of gift box as inspiration, here are a few examples:

Dienstag, 4. Juni 2019

Whaley Huge Birthday Wishes

Hello y'all ;o)
Yesterday we published a new task at the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge blog. We would like to see "Masculine" cards and projects. This is my inspiration card:


When you know some of my cards you'll see that this is a particularly "empty" one for my stile, but I really like it. The background was made quickly with two different shades of blue Oxide Inks (Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch) and spritzed with a few drops of water which i removed with a cloth almost immediately.

While the card base dried I coloured the whale with Copic markers in light blue shades, so it would be clearly visible against the background. Lastly I added the sentiment with Archival Jet Black Ink and the card was done. What do you think? Do you like a very CAS card once in a while?

I hope you are going to play along with our challenge and link your project to our gallery ;o) I also hope to see you soon and wish you a wonderful and crafty week! Yours Maike ;o)

Stamps: "Totally Narly" Your Next Stamp
              "Wild Birthday" von Avery elle
                     (sentiment - unfortunately discontinued so linked to Ellen Hutson)


Have A Hoot

Hello everyone!
We have a new PINspirational challenge for you:

First I wanted to go with a black and white card, but then I found the cute owl stamp by Cats on Appletrees and thought it would be the perfect image for this task. I "sat" the two birds on one of the stamped watercolour stripes and also gave them a balloon to hold to make it more of a birthday card image. 

Next I stamped the background and added the sentiment "have a HOOT" to go with the owls. That was it - a really nice and simple card, but I like that it would work with different colours and that it would be easy to reproduce if necessary. 

Aren't they cute? I hope you are going to join us in our challenge. Create whatever you like, just let us know how we have inspired you, if that isn't visible at first sight (as with my card) ;o) Have a lovely week and happy crafting, everyone ;o) Yours Maike

Stamps: "Lotta & Mathilda" Cats on Appletrees
              "Big Brush Stroke" Gummiapan
Die: "discontinued?" Your Next Stamp

Crazy For CAS "Birds"

Samstag, 1. Juni 2019

Von Herzen - From the Heart

Heya everyone!
I hope you have remembered that Challenge up your life now is a monthly challenge and seeing as it is the 1st of June we have this Tic-Tac-Toe for you:

As you can see I went for the first row: blue-heart and stencil. I created an ombre-background with the awesome stencil by Create a smile using Oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch, Satly Ocean and Tumbled Glass. 

I added the bear which I have coloured with Copic markers and also the speech bubble with the embossed sentiment which means "from the heart". I am trying to learn to stop, when a card is done, so I thought I'd leave it like this. And I still really like it. Hope, you do, too ;o) I also hope you are going to play along with our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at CUYL. You have almost a month to create something wonderful and share it with us. For now I wish you a wonderful and hopefully creative weekend! Happy crafting, yours Maike

Stamps: "Unmounted Stamp Set 05" by Magda Polakow
              "Kleine Sprüche" by Create A Smile Stamps
Dies: "All Prettied Up" by Mama Elephant 
          "Speech Bubbles" by Create A Smile Stamps
Stencil: "Big Hearts Polka" by Create A Smile Stamps

PS: If you like Magda Polakow's style check out this card with her cute hedgehog as well ;o)

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