Thursday 29 November 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 27 November 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 25 November 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 24 November 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 21 November 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 20 November 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 18 November 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 16 November 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 15 November 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 14 November 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 11 November 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.

Friday 9 November 2018

Aurora Borealis background

For my card I used Talens Ecoline pens and ink.
I tried to  make my background look like the Northern lights.
I've used black, blue and green Ecoline pens and then splattered white Ecoline and Nuvo shimmer Midas gold glitter pen.

For the landscapes I"ve used  some Craft Emotions dies and the Your Next Stamp die Houses on a hill.
For snow I;ve used white glitter card.
I meant to link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: make your own background on Thursday, when I posted the video on YouTube, but I forgot ;-) hehe...sorry. Sadly noCarabelle Studio products to showcase.

Find out more about the Simon Says Stamp  Monday Challenge by clicking here.

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Creative Challenge: Winter Wonderland

This week I made a card with the digital stamp Santa Paws. I printed it onto marker friendly paper and cut him out. Then I colored him with my alcohol markers and added white gelpen to the eyes and nose.

For the background I masked off an area on the cardbase and applied Distress inks, then splattered with white ink. I thought the colors could be from the Northern Lights, you can see from some parts of the world, usually cold ones ;-) hence my connection with the Winter Wonderland theme.

Removed the masking and stamped the sentiment from Tis the Season with Versafine onyx black ink.
Mounted the little dog with foamtape and adhered him to the card.

I got this image with my monthly digi club subscription, totally worth it as you get them for half price, check it out.

Materials used
Craftin Desert Divas:
Santa Paws:
Tis The Season:

Digi club a monthly subscription :


Distress inks:
Mustard seed, twisted citron, picked raspberry, mermaid lagoon, black soot, chipped sapphire and wilted violet.

Monday 5 November 2018

Light up Santa

Yesterday night I've been playing with led lights. I am currently editing a video for it, it's scheduled for November 15th, so please come back, if interested.
It's way too hard to explain it in words only.
But basically I've used a diode led light with bulb and a battery.
4 layers of foamtape to hide everything.
I don't really like the messy looks from the side so I will also try it with craft foam and a pocket for the battery, but that wouldn't have worked on my first version.

Anyway I think it's super fun, as if Santa got eggnog instead of milk at too  many houses ;-).
I've used the Marianne Design collectables col1391 for Santa.And Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas stamp with Versafine Clair ink.

As the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, is Anything goes, showcasing SSS products, I thought I would enter it now and and the video later.

Sunday 4 November 2018

Santa's nose lights up

Let me know if you'd like me to make aproper video on how I did this, I was just experimenting , but it works so nicely