Saturday, December 15, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas December release card 3

This Craftin Desert Divas December release is full of sweet and wonderful characters, this is #10, the pie is #9.

 For my card I scaled the image to pit and placed the pie in the sky as I later added a kind of counter.

I also added the sentiment included in the digi set on the counter, as if the name of the bakery shop, at least that was what I was thinking.

Colored the panel with alcohol markers and adhered it to the cardbase with scortape.

I was debating wether to add a colored wallpaper as well, but I decided against it, I thought it might detract frrom the main image, this cute little hedgehog baking cookies.
They're heartshaped, so they could well be used for a number of occasions like  Christmas cookies, Valentine's day, a birthday, I think it's very versatile.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Delicious wishes:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Warm winter Wishes

That is the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.

For my card I've used the Craftin Desert Divas Surfin Santa and I made the sentiment in Photoshop. Printed it on the Crafter's Companion Marker paper and colored the image with my alcohol markers.
I've free handed the wave and added white gel pen for the froth.
Added the panel on the card base with tape runner.

Merry Christmas everyone!
I thought the surfing Santa is fun for those who live in warm areas, and or in Australia and  alike, where it's actually Summer when it's Christmas.

For more information or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas, with video

 I am happy to be back as a December guestdesigner for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges.
This week we're all about Christmas and showcasing Creative Expressions.
As always you could win a $50 giftcard to the wonderful Simon Says Stamp shop.
I've used a cling stamp and a sentiment die and have linked everything down below.

For my card I wanted to use Talens Ecoline, but after coloring the two bells, my battery died, so whilst that was charging I went to the SSS webshop to link everything and found they no longer carry them, so I switched to Distress Spray Stains and they work the same.

I stamped the festive bells onto cold pressed watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed  with the Wow black twinkle powder. Not so much to contain the coloring, but to tie in the design and as it's Christmas a bit of glitter never goes wasted.
To make my own glitter paper, I covered a piece of card with Versamark ink and sprinkled on the powder, then heat set it.

For added shimmer , I've used gold Shimmer Spritz to all my colors, this will change the drying quality of the inks, so be careful. I like how the foliage and the blue mixed a little, it gives a softer effect of more greenery in the background, but it's personal.

I cut the circle out with a die, and I happened to have one that exactly fitted around the outer edge, I could feel it popping into place. Where needed I've  touched up the sides. Mounted the  panel with foamtape.

In my video last week I've shown you this blue panel as well, I sprinkled it with silver and white Acrylic paints, and as I had two, I've used the second one as my backdrop.
Wrapped around a silver ribbon and attached it to the cardbase.

50dollar_voucher_600px For the sentiment , I added some double sided adhesive on the back of the card, making it easier to put it on the cardbase. I didn't plan on using th eblue blackdrop, so it might have been a bit too dark, this black twinkle, but I  highlighted the words with a white Sharpie.

Simon Says Stamp

Ecoline: no longer available at SSS, but Distress spray stains will work almost the same

Craftin Desert Divas December release card 2

Today I made another card using the new Craftin Desert Divas December release: Delicious wishes.

I started by printing the digi #2 from the set on marker friendly paper and cut it out, then colored it with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers.

For the background I made the sentiment in Photoshop and printed it.
Then Diecut the fall border die from white cardstock and traced it onto the printed panel, so I knew where to apply Distress oxides ink.
I wanted to use the same colors for the inkblending as I used on the mouse image, or alike colors.

Adhered the house border with liquid glue and mounted the Chef with foam tape and adhered him on top.

I like baking for the holidays and that was my inspiration for this card. The pine trees in the border die could be Christmas trees.

Materials used: Craftin Desert Divas:
Delicious wishes:

Distress oxides:


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas December Release card 1

This week I'm showing a card I made with the new release:  Delicious wishes.

I've used the small images from the set to make my own background. and printed it, then adhered it to the cardbase. Added Nuvo Drops  for color.

The raccoon is from the same set and I colored him with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers, then cut him out.

The sentiment is from Sending Sentiments and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink and heat set it to be safe.
Diecut a circle from the panel and mounted it with foamtape, adhered it on top.
Supported the raccoon on the right with foamtape too and liquid glue on the bit that sits flush with the panel.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Delicious wishes:

Nuvo Drops:

Sunday, December 9, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #130: three of something

Welcome to the last AAA Cards Challenge of 2018: three of something. our sponsor is Uniko and you could win an in stock stampset.

For my "three" I chose this Whimsy Stamp called Penguins carry the tree as there are three penguins in the image.

I stamped it onto Watercolor paper (water art by Kippers) with Versafine onyx black ink, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (presents and ornaments) also stamped with Versafine ink.

I colored the image with Talens Ecoline a fluid watercolor medium.

Added the watercolor panel to the cardbase taperunner.

For more information, more DT examples and or to play along to AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Male room challenge 100- celebrate

This fortnight the challenge is Celebrate for the Male room challenge blog.

When I think of manly cards, or boys' I think of CAS, minimalist, certainly no frills, preferably one or minimal layers.

So for my card I masked of a strip on the cardbase, inkblended Versamagix inks inside (Night Sky,  Aegean blue and  Aspen Mist).
I masked the moon off with some Inkadinkado masking paper before inking and kept it  on whilst I was splattering Brushed Pewter Distress stain for my stars.

Then I stamped the Tim Holtz Santa Sleigh with Versafine Onyx black ink.
The sentiment is from Studio light and I also used Versafine for it, extended the stamp to the edges with a fineliner.

Seeing it's also one layer week as Less is More I will enter a second card there too.

For more information on the Male Room Challenge, see this.
For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Wrap it up, guest designer, with video

This is the first and  the theme is: wrap it up, showcasing Tim Holtz Products.
I made two projects: a giftbag and gift tags.For the giftbag I use a box or a stack of cd cases or even en reem of paper.
I like to use wrapping paper, but designer paper will work, as long as it's bendable and won't break.50dollar_voucher_600px

I stamped the image with Staz-on black ink as the paper is a bit smooth, and this way I'm sure it won't smear. Set it aside to dry whilst I make my matching tags.
Well I should say somewhat matching, because I made a proper night sky with a full moon.
I applied Distress oxides: black soot, chippped sapphire and blueprint sketch.
Applied the moon on the tag the same way.
The Santa Sleigh is very long, so I decided to divide the scene into three tags, all different, but matching. I thought it would be cool for one person to get all three tags on their gifts.
After all the inks were dry I first cut the paper into three pieces, then cut the angles on a slant and pierced the tag hole in it.Simon Says StampMaterials used:

First I must say what an honour it is to be the Wednseday Challenge Guest designer  for Simon 
Says Stamp

Wednesday Challenges.

As always if you play along and link up your creations, you might win a $50 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp Store.

Wahtever fits your  needs. So excuse my mash in a bag, it;s not a culinary highlight I know, but sometimes comes in handy.
I basically wrap paper around the box and tape it shut on three sides, burnish the folds on the corners, I tend to use tape runner and or double sided tape, glue gun even.

To personalize my bag I stamped the Tim Holtz stamp Santa Sleigh (K6-2435) from Stampendous and applied  a full moon.
To make the moon I've used Stazon cotton white and although I reinked it was very dry, but perfect for the look of the moon surface. I've used a mini ink blending tool to "stamp" my moon by dipping the foam on the inkpad.

I thought the giftbag was a little too big to inkblend the whole front.

Then I splattered with water and Distress spray stain Brushed pewter and Dylusions white linen

At this time  it's still one half sheet of thick white card, I will cut it into tags after it's complete.

Instead of names, find the matching tags? ..maybe not..

There are dies that do this, but I don't have them this big ;-).
For more information, more examples and or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Tim Holtz stamp

Staz on black:

Stazon White:

Mini inkblending tool:


Blueprint Sketch:

Black soot

Dylusions White Linen spray:

Tim Holtz guillotine cutter:

Lawn Fawn Yeti:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bella with Bauble

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: B is for? Showcasing Brutus Monroe products, but I have none.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: anything goes, showcasing Wild Rose Studio products.

I've used Bella with Bauble  from Wild Rose Studio.
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Christmas set. I stamped both with Versafine Clair Nocturn ink and Versamark ink. I heat embossed the sentiment with Wow!  Gold Rich  embossing powder.
For the stars I used the Versamarker and then realized the Versafine wasn't quite dry yet, so a little went onto Bella  not just the stars; I don't really mind, it adds a glittery feel, very festive...hehe,

I used liquid watercolors to color the image. Cut the sides of the cold pressed watercolor paper so I could add gold glitter washitape on both sides of the cardbase. Raised the panel with foamtape.
Extended the string with Memento marker to the edge of the panel.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Zodiac Sagittarius

For my card today I've used the Zodiac kids Sagittarius from Craftin Desert Divas.
I'm a Sagittarius and my favorite color is purple and all it's hues like this dusty lilac; that's how I chose to color this image.
For the background I wanted to make a starry sky and maybe draw in the constellation, but I found a few different images and the were all called Sagittarius, wanting it to be correct I thought I better not attempt any.

I masked a  portion of the card and applied Distress inks for my space: blueprint Sketch, chipped sapphire and black soot.

I used water, and white and silver spray stains for my stars.

The sentiment is from Say it big, also Craftin Desert Divas.

Sagittarius digi:
Say it big clear stampset:

Every week on Christmas card #16- must love snowflakes

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cross stitch gift tags

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Gift it.

For this I made a couple of tags with a tag die and the criss stitch die , both are Marianne Design, but similar ones are available across the industry.

My grid is 15x15 stitches,which was the biggest challenge, find something that fits. So after scouring the internet and Pnterest I found a coupls of Perler Bead pattern and figured those would work too.

I've used DMC embroidery thread and after completing I've lined the bahg with a white tag diecut so I can write something on it.

I mounted them togethwith foamtape.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Let it snow

This fortnight the Less is More Challenge is: One Layer cards and Holiday themed.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Baby it's cold outside, showcasing Penny Black products.

For my card I masked off a strip at the top.
I ink blended Memento inks: Summer Sky, Bahama blue, Teal Zeal and Nautical blue inside the area. Then Splattered on white inks (Dylusions white linen and Kuretake 30 ink) Heat set it.

I've used the sentiment from the Penny Black set called Merry Delight. There are three cute images in the set as well, but it being the One Layer challenge, I thought a silhouette stamp is easier.

For the image inside the strip I've used the  Creative Expressions SYR038 Secret Woodland and Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

I might add a few silver rhinestones, but wasn't sure if that's considered a left them hehe.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #129: Mostly White

This challenge was chosen by DT member Asa and our sponsor is Stamplorations.

For my card I used the My Favorite Things big hugs die and diecut it from white, three times, once from hot pink and lime green.

The polar bear is also My Favorite Things and I stamped it with MFT ink onto the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers. I snuck a bit of color into his scarf, same as in the diecuts.
I then diecut the hugs from the cardbase and lined the opening from the back and placed the letters back in, stacking, white-color-white.
Adhered the polar bear with glue to the cardbase.

For more information, more DT examples and or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Penguin on a sled

For today's card I've used one of the images from the Craftin Desert Divas Chilly Time set.
I printed it on marker friendly paper, cut it out and colored it with my alcohol markers.

I thought it would look like fun if the penguin was sliding down a hill.So I placed a piece of glitter card in the corner and applied some Distress Oxides Tumbled Glass for shading.
I've used the same ink for stamping the sentiment. That is from a Craftin Desert Divas Clear stampset called Tis the season.

Applied the penguin and hill  with liquid glue.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Chilly time:

Nuvo  Deluxe adhesive:

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

You are beautiful to me

Today I'm showing you an interactive card I made for Craftin Desert Divas, using their digis:
Belle of the Ball and Beast Prince. I printed them on marker friendly paper, cut them out and used my alcohol  markers to color them. I then spritzed the dress with Shimmer spritz.

Then I inkblended a triangle on a panel, as if the party lighting. I chose two colors, but one spotlight color would also work of course.
I've used Distress inks Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet.
Then I cut a channel to make my slider.
I mounted the panel with foamtape and also the images. then I mounted it all onto the cardbase.

I have entered the card into the Moving parts challenge for the Male Room challenge.

You are beautiful to me is from the Beast Prince set.

Materials used:

Shimmer Spritz:


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Artist Trading Coins with Frosty Fairies

I made three more Artist Trading coins, for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (let it snow) and Wednesday Challenge ( all that glitters is gold) and showcasing Lawn Fawn.

So for my coins I watercolored half a sheet of watercolor paper 300grams in blue and lilac tones.
then added snow with splatters of white ink, snow effect from Viva Decor and the Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil with the same ice effect, but as the coins are quite small I went for the lower bit on the stencil and now kinda wonder if it was worth the trouble haha...let it dry. I then diecut 2,5"circles and boy that ice effect turned out rock hard and difficult to cut, so I probably will add it last if I use more.

I then stamped the fairies from Lawn Fawn (frosty fairy friends) and used the matching dies to cut them out, I colored them with Illustrator and Copic markers. Added show  shimmer with a Nuvo glitter pen on the wings.
mounted the fairies with foamtape.
Added the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink (same stampset) and placed the fairies. and then I added some glittery dew drops. the little tree thing is also a die from the same set. the twig with berries and I felt the only I could use to cut out a shape you'd recognize without stamping.

For more information or to play along the:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

no glue Treat Triangles for tea and After Eight mints, with video and free pattern

Today's giftbox was heavily inspired by one from Pootles Papercrafts, but I've changed the size to fit my treats better and to fit on my cardstock better, but I loved her idea, and I've linked here above, so go check it out.

For my little box you need a piece of cardstock 4,1/2"high and 7"wide.
The finished box is 21/2"square and  about 1 1/2"wide at the bottom.
You score on the long side a: 21/2", 5"and 61/4".
on the short side at 1" from either side.

fold and burnish the score lines, remove bits as shown on the pattern.
Round the corners if you like, it makes closing the little boxes a bit easier, also looks nicer.
Add ribbon and or embellishments as you see fit.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Chilly time

Today I am using the Craftin Desert Divas digi set called Chilly time.
I've printed the images and cut them out, then colored them with my Alchol markers.

I've cut three circles in a panel and stamped the sentiments from Tis the season with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Inkblended behind the openings. with a blue mini inkblending tool, Distress oxieds Chipped sapphire mixed with Tumbled glass.

Mounted the panel with foamtape and tucked the penguins in and out of the circles using foamtape and or liquid glue.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Chilly Time:

Thursday, November 15, 2018

You are golden

The Less is More challenge is metallic this fortnight.
I've used gold mirror card and gold rhinestones for my metal bits.

For the card I diecut Jij from glitter cardstock, mounted it with foamtape.
I made the sentiment in Photoshop as the new Karin Joan  set JIJ (kj1726) doesn't have it.
Cut it out and mounted it on the gold card.
The sentiment says literally "worth gold" with the JIj being you, so you're worth gold. But I think in English they'd say you're worth your weight in gold or you're golden. Anyway positive reinforcement.

For the cardbase/background I;ve applied Distress oxides through a stencil.

For more information on the Les sis More Challenge, see this.

Wasn't sure if glitter is "metallics" enough, so I changed my card from White glitter embossed snowflakes to this.

Every week one Christmas Card #14 Santa with light up led nose,Dutch and English video

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jingle sled

Today I'm showing how I made this card with the cutest little reindeer and it's sled.
It's Jingle sled digi from Craftin Desert Divas.
I colored it with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers, cut it out.

For the background I inkblended Shaded Lilac and Tumbled glass Distress Oxides.
I used a white gel pen for some stars and water to splatter.
The sentiment is from Tis the season a clear set from Craftin Desert Divas as well and I used Broken China oxide to stamp it.

Mounted the deer with foamtape and adhered it to the card.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Jingle Sled:

Distress Oxides:
Broken China :

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Katzelkraft les suricates, videos

AAA Cards Challenge #128: on the Move

This fortnight our challenge is: on the move.
Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and you could win a stampset if you play along.

I had some troubles with my card. On the move, could be moving house, moving up in your job, taking a trip and such, all things I don't seem to have stamps for.

In the end I chose  three stampsets: Art Impressions Panda Slider for the plane, Stampendous Tweet Chirps for the sentiment and Craft Sensations for the lighthouse.

I stamped the plane onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper, colored him with Spectrum Illustrator markers and used the matching die to cut him out.

I stamped the lighthouse with Aspen Mist Versamagic ink onto the cardbase. I wanted a hint of a scene, but also I wanted the Panda the focus point.
He's taking a trip around the world, it was his dream, hence the sentiment...does it all make sense?It does in my head hehe. The sentiment I stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Mounted the panda with foamtape and adhered him to the cardbase.

For more information, more DT examples and or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Since making this card our Sponsor Happy Little Stampers sent all the DT two stampsets, so I made a card using their "wish you were here" and "mix mash".
I inkblended Distress inks on the  top of the card (festive berries, ripe persimmon and mustard seed) then stamped the London silhouette (from wish you were here) on top with Versafine Clair (nocturn). same ink for the sentiment( from mix mash).
I  had also stamped the double decker bus and wanted to mount it on the line, but I really didn't want to cover the gorgeous skyline.