Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2023

Sweet wishes, sweet friend - slimline card

Heya everyone ;o)

Today starts a new challenge theme over at Challenge Up Your Life. This time the theme is "Slimline Card" and this is the card I've created for it:

Magical birthday wishes from things with wings

Hello everyone ;o)
I'd like to share this card with you for the Papercraft Challenge "Things With Wings". I am a little late to the party, but wanted to share it with you nonetheless because I like how the card turned out:

Montag, 1. Mai 2023

Sunny Smiles - CAS card

Hello everyone,
I love clean and simple cards - when others create them. Whenever I want to make one I keep thinking to myself "Maybe I'll just add some dots / splatters / embellishments / other images / a piece of coloured or designer cardstock /...". The list goes on and on and on. But this time the theme over at Challenge Up Your Life is "Clean and Simple" so I had to withstand my thoughts and this is what came out of it: 

So what do you think? And is it the same for you when you create a CAS-project? For this card I started with a white card base and added some light blue colour to the background using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Once I was happy with how it looked I grabbed a piece of paper and Salvaged Patina Distress Ink to get a straight horizon  line while darkening up the colour towards the bottom to create the illusion of water. 

When that was dry I stamped the sentiment and added the image which I had coloured with Copic markers. For some reason the darkest marker I had used (E47) was kind of - I don't know - sticky (?!!) after I had cleaned the marker and it created the bubbly look in the dark places of the bear. So the poor thing now has a bit of a sunburn... because I wasn't able to smooth out the colour anymore. A real shame and I am not sure what is wrong with my beloved E47. I made sure the cleaning liquid (isopropanol I think it was) never even got near the tip, but nevermind.

I would love to see our CAS-project in our gallery over at Challenge Up Your Life and I hope you'll have a wonderful time creating it! Have a fabulous day and happy crafting everyone ;o)))

Stamps: "Come On In" by Hello Bluebird

Samstag, 15. April 2023

Sending Smiles

 Heya everyone ;o)

Today I would like my "Spring" card for Papercraft Challenges. This time we have a wonderful new sponsor and you could be the winner of 2 digital stamps from Mirtillamente. If you like the fun "flower" on my card you should definately go and have a look ;o)

I printed the stamp on Copic friendly paper and coloured it with Copics, creating a little hill scene in the background. Once the ink had dried I die cut the scene and added the sentiment with white embossing powder. To finish the card I added a fairy from "The Greeting Farm" which made a perfect pair with this adorable flower house.

I also stamped another fairy and the sentiment "Have a fairy nice day", but I didn't catch it on camera yet. We would love to see your "Spring" inspired creations in our gallery. Until then have a fabulous day and happy crafting ;o)

Stamps: "Fairy Tale" Flower House Number 2" Mirtillamente

               "Little Fairies" The Greeting Farm

Dies: "Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables" Lawn Fawn

Samstag, 1. April 2023

Its your day - go wild!

Heya my lovely crafty friends,
I hope you are all doing well! Today I'd like to share my newest make for the "Sweet Animals" challenge for Challenge Up Your Life with you:

First I die cut this wonderful background die and gave the little segments some colour using Distress Inks. I love this fun, bright backdrop.

Next I added the sweet animals. I chose the cute "Word Buddies" by Hello Bluebird and added some extra butterflies from another set called "Next Door Gnomes".

I hope you like the card and that you will take out some of your sweet animal stamps to play with and later share it in our gallery. Have a fabulous day and happy crafting:-)
Yours Maike

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Samstag, 18. März 2023

Gruß vom Osterhasen

Hello everyone ;o)
I am back today with the card for this month Papercraft Challenges. We would love to see some "Easter" cards or projects this time. This is what I have created as an inspiration:

I tried a slim line card this time, because I wanted to use all three of these adorable bunnies and that way they all get their own space and it doesn't look crowded I think. The background die is from Hello Bluebird and I really enjoyed creating that scene. I have tried different colour combinations, so you might see this die a few times over the next months.

I hope you are going to join us for our "Easter" challenge. Remember you could be the lucky winner of a lovely surprise ;o) Have a great day and happy crafting, yours Maike

Stamps: "Häschen Mini Clear Stamps" by Kulricke 
             "Ostergruß" Klartext Stempel
Dies: "Summer Woods Scene Die" by Hello Bluebird

Donnerstag, 2. März 2023

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag (Monochrom)

Heya my dear crafty friends,
I am a day late again, but again, I hope you'll forgive me, since I have been feeling poorly for the last few days. However, I would still love to share my make for the newest Challenge Up Your Life challenge with you. The theme is "Monochrome" and this is what I came up with:

I love this cute image and it was perfect for this challenge, because the animal itself only needed black and white to look good and so I could give it a lovely pink sweater and pair it with a light pink background.

The pink letters were coloured with Copic markers and the rest was stamped in jet black ink. I'll admit I added a little bit of colour with this heart I placed in the hand of my critter, but as it is so tiny and kind of neutral coloured I think I'll get away with it or what do you think? 

I hope you are going to join us in this month' challenge. We would love to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting to you! Yours Maike

Supplies: tba

Sonntag, 19. Februar 2023

Sending love (Postman)

Hello everyone ;o)
Sorry for posting this late, but life just happened... This is the card I made for the newest Papercraft Challenges theme "Hearts". First I thought about having loads and loads of hearts in the background, but then I felt like I wanted one heart to shine. And this is what I came up with:

If you look closely you can see that I have added hearts to the tie of this fun postman image by our kind sponsor "Dr. Digi". Have you spotted them?

Here they are a little bigger ;o) The card was easy to make but I think the image just maked it shine! I hope you think so, too. I also hope that you'll join us for this lovely challenge. See you in the gallery and happy crafting everyone! Have a fabulous day, yours Maike

Supplies: tba

Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2023

New Home welcome gift

Hello everyone ;o)
Today I'd like to share my project for the newest theme over at Challenge Up Your Life with you. The theme is "Moving House" and that was perfect for a dear friend of mine who moved back into my area after around 20 something years. This is what I created as a gift for him:

It is the "Scalloped Treat Box" by Lawn Fawn with the addition of "Winter House" which works really well together. Inside the house is a little marzipan piggy to wish my friend luck in his new home. Also there is a sloth, but that one decided to look out of the window and stay put, rather than becoming a snack later on:

And here you can see the sloth even better:

I added a piece of clear plastic behind the windows and the doors, so that it would look even more like a real little house. 

I hope you like this treat box and that you will join our challenge this month!
Have a fabulous day and happy crafting,
yours Maike

Stamps: "Little Word Buddies" by Hello Bluebird
Dies: "Scallop Treat Box", & "Winter House" & "Grassy Border" by Lawn Fawn

Sonntag, 15. Januar 2023

Super fun birthday (snowfight)

Hello everyone ;o)

It is the middle of the month and therefore I'd like to invite you to have a look at our newest challenge at Papercraft Challenges. The theme this time is "Anything Goes" so you can share with us your favourite project - no matter what theme it is. I decided to create a wintery birthday card and here it is:

I made the background using Distress Inks and a stencil I cut from thick cardstock in a curvy shape to create the illusion of hills in the background. The images are from My Favourite Things and I love that you can use some of the set for Christmas cards as well as wintery themed ones. Once the background was dry and I knew which images would go where I heat embossed the sentiment which always looks really nice I think ;o)

Colouring the images was really a lot of fun and quicker than I first thought. I added a few trees and snowflakes to the back to make it look more interesting and also put glitter on the snow and the snowballs. To finish the card I stamped loads of snowballs and the girl inside the card in a light blue shade, hoping this will surprise the recipient. 

It would be lovely having you join our challenge this time! Have a fabulous day and happy crafting, yours Maike

Stamps: "Snow much fun" by My Favourite Things
Dies: "Wonky Rectangle Die" by Avery Elle
         "Mini Snowflakes" by Lawn Fawn 

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2023

Merry Christmas from Henry - the ice-skating bear

Hello everyone and a very happy new year ;o)

I hope you all had a very good start to a happy, healthy and crafty new year! Today I'd like to share with you the card I made for the "Ice, ice baby" challenge over at Challenge Up Your Life. It was my turn to chosse a topic and I thought you could all share your wintery cards with us. Here is what I have created:

One of my new year resolutions is to create at least one Christmas card a month, so that I won't be too short on cards when the next Christmas rolls along... (I know, it may seem like a long time now, but when October comes around I usually get a little panicky and I would like to save myself from that this year.) For this card I coloured one of the cute Purple Onion images and created a shimmery and frosty looking background for the bear. It is ice-skating after all, so I thought it would fit perfectly. 

I hope you like this frosty Christmas card and that you are going to join us for this first challenge in 2023! Have a great day and happy crafting everyone ;o)

Stamp: "Henry - skating bear" by Purple Onion Designs
             "Winter Big Scripty Words" by Lawn Fawn
Dies: "Rectangle Peek-A-Boo window" by My Favorite Things
          "Mini Snowflakes" & "Winter Big Scripty Words" by Lawn Fawn

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