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Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2022

Cat Tag

Hello lovelies, nice to have you here!

Today I want to share with you my second project for the "Cats & Dogs" challenge over at Countryview Challenges. 

This time I made a little dreamy tag with a diecut cat from my stash.

I took a tag and glued a recently made gelprint on top. Then I stamped the leaves and stems with black VersaFine Clair and put also some ink to the edges. Then I glued the diecut cat to the tag. I guess I got this with a happy mail, I can´t remember. Then I drew the whiskers with a black fineliner and a white gelpen. To ground the cat I scribbled some lines with a black stabilo all and activated it with water.
To finish the tag I gave the cat something to look at and fuzzy cut and glued down a butterfly.
I think I will use this tag as a bookmark!

Here are some close ups:

That´s it for today!
Now I hope you will find time for some cats & dogs for our challenge. Looking forward to seeing your makes!
You know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today!

Sonntag, 1. Mai 2022


 Hello and welcome to the May challenge at Country View Challenges!

The theme this month is "Cats & Dogs", hosted by my talented teamy Rachel.

I really like dogs, but my heart belongs to cats. I always had one or more cats in my life from childhood until now and I really love these confident, independent but also clingy creatures.

And of course I made a card with a cat.

For this card I used a elder stamp from LaBlanche - it was a stamp set with cats, a dog and a pony.
This one is so very adorable, I really love, how detailed and lifelike it is!

First I stamped the cat face on my card topper and drew a circle with a pencil around the face. Then I grabbed DI kitsch flamingo, milled lavender and speckled egg and blended the inks with a domed foam applicator. For more interest I used a stencil and went over it with the same colour of the background. Some water drops completed the background.

Next I stamped some paw prints with DI brushed corduroy and darkend the edges of my paper with it too. Then I samped the lovely cat again and coloured it with DI (brushed corduroy again), gave her green eyes and made some highlight with a white gel pen. I cut it out in a circle. Lastly I stamped the sentiment with black Archival ink, matted the focal point and the sentiment onto cardboard for some dimension. Then I glued both onto my card topper, alining with the cat underneath.

The sentiment is in German an it says:

Not all Angels have wings,
some have whiskers.

That´s it for today, I hope you will find time to join in with our challenge this month, as you know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Well, and now I don´t want to introduce you my two beloved furr babies Lucy and Oskar:

This is Lucy - she is a little Diva =)

....and this is her brother Oskar. He is the most adorable cat I ever had! 💗

Thank you for your visit and happy May!

Samstag, 9. April 2022

Bunny Happiness

 Hello and happy weekend!

This is my second project for the April Challenge "Spring is coming" at Country View Challenges.

I made a little card again, using die cut pieces again.

I started by stamping and white heat embossing some flower heads. Next was spreading texture paste through a stencil from Aall & Create, Nr. #112 Heapza Hexagonz (you can find a lot of Aall & Create products here in the shop!) and left it to dry. 

For the colour I used some magicals in different colours. I sprinkled the powders on top of the weted surface and dried again.

Then I only had to arrange the diecuts and the word (again from Art by Marlene). The pretty tulips I glued directly on top of the card, the super cute bunny and the bumblebee I glued down with foam tape to make him pop even more.

To finish the little card I went over the edges with a black crayon and added some white spritzes and dots.

Here are some more pictures: 

That´s it for today, I hope you feel inspired to make some springlike project for the challenge. As always you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit!

Freitag, 1. April 2022

Hello Little Bird, Spring is Coming!

Hello all and a joyful April to you!

For the challenge over at Country View Challenges, the lovely Corrie is hosting, the theme is "Spring is coming!". She wants to see Spring colours AND anything that is around in Spring like flowers and baby animals.

My first make has got, beside the Spring colours,  both - a flower and a little baby bird!

First I made my background with Distress Oxides in different colours. I used a blendig tool, spreat the colours around and also used some stencils. I sprayed with water to activate the oxides. 
After drying I did some stamping, only randomly here and there very lightly. I stamped tiny flowers and words (LaBlanche) and used some very old stamps for the chickenwire and the zig-zag underneath the baby bird.
Then I glued down the flower. It´s a diecut piece from a paper set. The little bird I set on a twig and used foam tape to make him pop a little bit more.
Last I added some spritzes of black and white acrylic paint, did some doodling, glued down the word whimsy from Art by Marlene (you can find a lot of products from her in the shop!) and made some pearls with a white pearl pen. I surrounded the little card with black ink to give it a frame.

Here are some more photos:

Now it´s your turn to make a spring project for our challenge!

Happy April!

Donnerstag, 3. März 2022

Just for You!

 Hello lovelies!

Welcome to my second post for the March Challenge "Mother´s Day" at Country View Challenges!

I made another card. As I liked the first one very much, I wanted to make a second one with slightly different supplies.

This time I used again a layering stencil from Tim Holtz, floral THS077 and used modeling paste to bring the pattern on the paper.

When it was dry, I took infusions, magenta and bit jaded. I mixed a small amount with water and brushed the colours on my page. This way I had some more control where the colour would go. I added some layers and dried between. Lastly I sprinkled some colour to the clean right side..

I wanted to seal the surface and tried out the Transparent Wax from Stamperia. I smeared it on the surface with a dry cloth - and it worked very well! ...and the card smells very good now =).

I stamped the text with a very old stamp, coloured the cardstock with the leftover infusions, cut it out, matted it and adhered it with foam tape to the card.

To make it even more elegant, I  brushed some golden metallic acrylic paint (DecoArt Extreme Sheen 24KGold, my favourite golden metallic paint) and added some spritzes at last. Then I glued it to a gold matallic card.

I hope, you liked my cards and feel inspired to make something beautiful for your mum too!

Thank you for your visit today!

Dienstag, 1. März 2022

Mother´s Day

 Hello and welcome to March!

This month in the UK Mother´s Day will be celebrated - so the theme for the challenge this month over at Country View Challenge is "Mother´s Day" - and I am hosting it.

You can make whatever you want, it don´t have to be a card, but of course we must be able to see, that it meets the theme Mother´s Day. But please follow the rules of the challenge, you can enter no more than 5 times and you are allowed to enter your project in other challenges, up to a total of 10, including ours. 

I made this card for the challenge.

I was inspired by the wonderful work of the talented ladies Nuneka and Asia Marquet.

This is what I did:

I prepared a piece of cardstock with Gesso and when dry, I took a layering stencil from Tim Holtz, called Rosette and spreat modeling paste through it. Not over the whole surface, only partially.

When dry, I took the wonderful PaperArtsy infusions lemoncello, magenta and black knight. I sprinkled them onto the preweted paper. Some spritzes of water made them flow. Then I dried all with a heat tool.

Next I did some stamping with different background stamps. I stamped them with black and brown Archival ink.

The sentiment is a stamp from france papillon - perfect words. I stamped and heat embossed it with nuvo fine detail embossing powder.

I diecut some leaves from a white cardstock with a very old Magnolia die from my stash, glued them down together with a wooden embelishment flower, and adhered the panel on a cardbase.

Here are some close ups:

That´s it for today, I will be back with another card in the same style soon!

I hope to see your makes for the challenge!

Thank you for your visit today and have a good time!

Sonntag, 13. Februar 2022

Happy Valentines Day!


Welcome to my second post for the "Hearts and Flowers"-challenge over at Country View Challenges

Tomorrow it´s Valentines Day and so I made a Velentines Day Card.

I used some stamp sets from PaperArtsy for the heart and garlands and the script. The tiny flowers are another stamp set from PaperArtsy.

I made a picture from all the supplies I used, you can see them here:

I made a video and if you want to watch the process, click play and have fun!

Now I hope I could inspire you a little bit and you will join in with our challenge this month!
You have got plenty of time left to make something beautiful. You know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Have a week full of love!

Thank you for your visit!