Montag, 15. Juli 2024

Holiday time and a gull saying hi

Hello everyone ;o)
I hope you are all doing great and enjoying the summer so far!  This time we have a wonderful theme for you over at Papercraft Challenges. Or at least I think it is a wonderful theme: "Holiday Time". For me a holiday is perfect, when I cann look at the sea and hear the gulls cry, so this is what I created for my inspiration card:

For my background I used a piece of design paper that I really love. I added a tag made of kraftpaper on which I had put some white ink and blue Distress Ink. I also added some white and brown dots to make it look even more like a beach. Next I coloured and adhered this super cute image by Create a Smile and stamped the sentiment "Moin!" next to it. Moin is a way of saying hello in the northern parts of Germany. There were only some finishing touches needed like the red tag and the tiny sea gulls and the card was done. I hope you like it.

I hope you are going to share your "Holiday Time" card with us in our gallery and thus have the chance to win a surpise prize ;o) Have a fabulous day and happy crafting everyone ;o)))

Stamps: "Möwen-Gang" by Create a Smile 
Dies: "Tag You are it" by Lawn Fawn

Samstag, 15. Juni 2024

Have a dino-mite birthday

Hello everyone!
I'd like to share with you my newest creation. It was made for the new theme "For the Boys" over at Papercraft Challenges:

Our kind sponsor Dr Digi provided us with sum fun images and I chose the dino, because there are some birthdays for little boys coming up and for this the cute image is perfect I think. I created a background fpr the dino using a leaves-stencil and also coloured a piece of scrap paper with the same colours I used for the dino to cut the word "birthday" from.

Next step was to assemble everything on an orange-yellowish cardbase to fit with the beak and the bone plates. As a finishing touch I added Nuvo drops in two different colours. If you looks closely you'll see that each drop has a lighter dot in the middle which turned out really great in real life but gets lost a little in the pictures. Next time I want to try creating a rainbow dot that way...

I hope you are going to join us with a creation "For the Boys" and I keep my fingers crossed for you to win the 2 digis by our sponsor Dr. Digi!

Until next time have a fantastic months and happy crafting to you ;o))

Digi stamp: "Stacey the Stegosaurus" by Dr. Digi 
Stamps: "You rock" by Clearly Besotted (discontinued)
Stencil: "Leafy" by Create a Smile
Die: "Birthday" by Create a Smile

Mittwoch, 15. Mai 2024

Flower Power Card

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all doing well. Today I'd like to share a card I made for the current "Flower Power" challenge over at Papercraft Challenges.

There was a lot of masking going on with this card but I really enjoy the layered look without too much bulk. Also, because the layering took some time, I used the provided inside-stamp of the petals to stamp rather than colour them in. It gives a different look and I am not sure I would use it all the time, but with this design I think it worked.

I hope you are going to join us and share your flower project in our gallery. Have a fabulous day and happy crafting my friends!!!


Stamps: "A Bunch Stamp Set" Waffle Flower (discontinued)

               "Happy Birthday Background" My Favorite Things

Samstag, 16. März 2024

Happy Easter (and lots of no line colouring)

Hello everyone!
Hope you are all doing great and looking forward to spring with better and warmer weather and flowers and Easter ;o) Over at the Papercraft Challenges blog we chose the theme "Easter" as our new theme for the coming month. This is the card I created for it:

I stamped the image with Ink on 3 Fadout ink and coloured this cute bunny by Gerda Steiner in immediately afterwards. Because, as the name suggests, this ink fades out over time and you won't be able to see the lines any more after a while. 

Next I got started on the background. It was time consuming but a lot of fun. I worked along a course by Sandy Allnock which was very entertaining easy to follow and I must say I really quite like the outcome. I hope you do, too!
After painting the scene for the background all I did was die cut a sentiment (which means Happy Easter in English) and coloured another egg before assembling it all. 
I hope you will join us this month and share your Easter projects with our fantastic community! There is also a surpise prize to win, so what are you waiting for?! ;o) Wishing you all a lovely spring time, happy crafting and all the best,
                                                                                                    yours Maike

Stamps: "Easter Bunnies" by Gerda Steiner Designs 
Dies: "Small Stitched Rectangle Dies" by Lawn Fawn
          "Frohe Ostern" by Crealies 

Donnerstag, 15. Februar 2024

I see..... soooo many candles ;o))))

Hello everyone,
today I'd like to show you my newest DT card for the Papercraft Challenges blog. The theme this time is "Carneval":

I do not have much use for a carnival themed card, but I have seen so many fortune tellers in this years Rosenmontagsumzug that I thought this would make a great card for the theme. Inside the sentiment goes like this:

I hope you like the card and also that you will join us over at Papercraft Challenges. One lucky crafter will win a prize from Dr. Digistamps who kindly sponsores this month' challenge!
Happy crafting everyone ;o)

Freitag, 19. Januar 2024

To a koality friend

Hello everyone ;o)
I hope you had a great start to the year 2024! Today I would like to share my first DT card of the year with you. Over at Papercraft Challenges we thought you might all want to play with your new stamps and made it an "Anything Goes" theme. This is what I have created (even though the stamp I have used isn't new anymore I still love playing with it):

This card was super easy to make, but I love the way it looks. I started by creating the background with two different yellow shades and used a scalloped frame die to cut it out. I glued the background piece on a yellow card base and added this super cute koala. 

Also I added the three red hearts to have the colour in more than one place. Hope you are going to join us in this month's challenge! Have a fabulous day and happy crafting!!!

Donnerstag, 4. Januar 2024


Heya my crafty friends!
Today I would like to share with you my newest card that I have created for the current "Christmas" challenge over at Papercraft Challenges. Our kind sponsor Mirtillamente offers a prize for the winner so rush to your craft table and join in the fun ;o) 

I used this super cute dino digi stamp which is appropriatly called "A cup of Sweetness" and I designed the card around this image. I thought it would be fun to give it a nice focal position with the arch in the background.

I hope you have had a lovely christmas and / or New Years and hope you are all well and happy!!! All the best, Maike ;o)

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