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Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2023

Be Sentimental - Birthday Card

Hello and happy February!

This month there is a new theme over at Country View Challenges and it´s called "Be sentimental", hosted by the lovely Jane.

I made a rainbow-coloured birthday card, inspired by @fraupony.

This is what I did:

First I grabbed some of my (millions of...) leftover scraps and coloured them in rainbow order with Distress Inks. I also tried out Oxides, but I liked the more vibrant look of the Inks.

Next I took a flower die - I have it for a long time, don´t know, which brand it is - and diecut a bunch of flowers from all colours

Look, how beautiful they are!

I cut a cardbase and a topper from white cardstock and embossed the topper with a folder from sizzix. It´s also very old, I don´t know if it is retired.

The edges I distressed with Distress Oxide hickory smoke.

I added some splatters in some of the colours I used to ink my papers for the flowers.

Now it was time to arrange the flowers on my card. I glued the topper to my card, using some foam tape, then I layered the flowers in a flow and glued them down.

I found some gemstones in rainbow colours and glued some of them on my card.

Last I added the sentiment "Happy Birthday" that I diecut with a cheap die from a Dollar store.

I had much fun making this card!

Now it´s your turn to get sentimental! Please read the rules before you enter the challenge.
As always you can win a 20£ voucher to spend in the shop!

I wish you a happy February and thank you for your visit!

Sonntag, 8. Januar 2023

Notepad Holder with Pocket Watch

 Hello again, I hope the new year has started good so far!

For my second project for the January challenge at Country View Challenges I decided to make a little notepad holder - and of course there is a clock, in this case it is a pocket watch.

For this year my resolution is to use more of my older stuff, which is sitting in my cupboards for a long time. So for this little notebook holder I used some older cardstock and a lot of ephemera.

First I measured the cardboard - I used some leftover packaging - slightly bigger than my notepad. I binded two of them with black bookbinding linen to a little book. Then I covered it with some cardstock from my stash, I haven´t used for years. The inside I covered with fitting monochrome cardstock.

To decorate the front, I first used a stencil with Pentart Deluxe paste and let it dry. Then I took some very old ephemera (from Tim Holtz and BoBunny) and arranged the focal point. I surrounded some of the pieces with brown brushmarker, added some random stamping with a Seth Apter mini stamp from PaperArtsy Eclectica. I stamped it with VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink.
To frame the page I distressed the edges with DI ground espresso, I also did this at the back.

To keep the notepad holder closed, I secured a elastic band with a eyelet on the back and sew a cardboard button (BoBunny) to the front. 

To hold the notepad in place, I attached a rubber band with a stapler to the back.
Here are some more pictures:

I hope you like my little notepad holder!

Now I want to see some projects for the "Time" challenge from you!

Like last year you can win a 20£ voucher for the shop! But please don´t forget to read the rules!

Thank you for your visit today and have a great week!

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2023

Time Flies!

 Happy New Year all!

I can´t believe it - another year has gone bye so fast - time really flies!

So for the first challenge at Country View Challenges the theme, that this time I have chosen, is  "time - clocks and clockfaces". 

I made a art journal page.

I wanted to make a process video and filmed this time with my mobile, but I had much trouble with the upload - sorry, no video. If I will get it to run, I will upload it later. So I am very sorry!

So I will discribe you, what I did.
I primed my page with Gesso and after drying I started with stamping a lot of clockfaces to my page. I used stamps from visible image and LaBlanche with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
Next I used some acrylic paint from DecoArt (Americana Cherry Red, Khaki Tan, Asphaltum). To tone all down a little bit I used some white Gesso. Now I took a stencil from 13Arts and stenciled the triangles with the Americana Asphaltum paint.

Now it was time for the diecut letters. I used a die set from Alexandra Renke (Alphabet Vic) from white cardstock and glued two of them together for more dimension. Then I painted them with again Americana acrylic paint (Cherry Red and Asphaltum) and glued them to the page. The word "flies" I stamped with VersaFine Clair Pinecone with the stamp set Alphabetical from Visible Image and distressed the edges with DI vintage photo. I also distressed the edges of the page and the clockfaces from LaBlanche, I glued down to the page, too.

Last I added some dots with a pearl pen in red and clear and did some spritzing with black and white paint.

Now I hope, you will have a happy and healthy new year and I hope, you have fun with the first challenge!

Thank you for your visit today, I will be back with my second project at the 3rd, so stay tuned!

Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2022

Merry Christmas!

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share with you my second project for the Christmas Challenge at Country View Challenges. I made a sparkley card with the beloved Holiday Greens dies from Tim Holtz.

I cut white cardstock to size and matted it with some super sparkly glitter cardstock. Next I dipped DI festive berries on my glass mat, spritzed some water on top and used a fan brush to create some splatters.

I stamped the Merry Christmas with festive berries DI and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I cut it out and colored the edges.

The Holiday Greens I diecut from glitter cardstock in two different gold tones.

I put three diecut greenery together, glued it on the card and added a little red bow. Then I put the card together and - that´s it!

Here are some close ups:

Now I hope you will find some time to share your christmas makes with us.

You can wind a 20 £ voucher for the shop as always.

Thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful christmas time!

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2022

First Christmas Card 2022

Hello and happy December!

Unbelievable - last month of the year already! Where has time gone bye?

For the December challenge at Country View Challenges I made a card in traditional red colour.

I used a kraft cardstock for the cardbase and the topper.

I diecut the trees with tree dies from Charlie & Paulchen from glittercardstock and mirror cardstock. I cut out some trees from the cardtopper as well as the German "Merry Christmas" and matted it on a patterned cardstock in a matching red colour. The diecut trees I arranged in a row, some glued down directly, some rised with foam squares.

The edges of the topper I distressed with DI vintage photo. Then I glued the topper down to the cardbase.

Here are some more photos:

Now I hope, you will share your christmas makes with us!
You can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Have a wonderful December!


Sonntag, 20. November 2022


Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today it´s my turn to share my second project of the "Tags only" challenge at Country View Challenges I made a pretty simple tag.

I used a Gelli printed tag again.

I used a Oldie but Goodie, one of the Silhouetted Women stamps from Dina Waikley. I stamped the woman with embossing ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder from nuvo.

To make the lady stand out more, I painted the inside of her with white Gesso.

As you can see, some of the lines got lost, so I took a dump cloth to wipe the Gesso from the lines.
Next time I would stamp the silhouette first with black Archival ink, paint the inside and stamp and emboss it after painting. Well, experience!

When I wiped away the Gesso from the embossed parts, I accidentally took away the printed paint, but I think, it´s a happy mistake, I liked it!

Now I took DI festive berries and painted the dress, face and the legs.

For some shading I used DI fired brick.

Next I distressed the edges with DI weathered wood and some black Archival ink.

To finish the tag I printed with Dymo the word shine and added a red rose.

Last I added a red ribbon - done!

Now I hope, you make also a little tag for the challenge. You can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today and have a wonderful week.

Dienstag, 1. November 2022

Butterfly Tag

Hello and welcome to November!

For the challenge "Tags only", hosted from the lovely Jo, at Country View Challenges, I made a pretty simple tag. I took my Gelli Plate and had a little fun session. This is, what came out.

I made some blue prints in different shades of blue first and diecut the beautiful butterflies from Tim Holtz.

Then I spreat out violet, magenta and light blue acrylic paint on my page and printed it on a tag. Then I put some jeans blue acrylic paint in a thin layer on the Gelli plate, put an old blue jeans on top and pulled the print with my tag. I was so very excited how it turned out (so that I forgot to take a photo, sorry).

When the paint was dry, I gave some modeling paste through a stencil randomly to the tag and put it away to dry.

Meanwhile I made my butterflies. I diecut the pieces and glued them together and glued the butterflies down on my tag.

Now I distressed the edges with black Archival ink, printed the words with my Dymo label maker to embellish the tag and added three ribbons in fitting colours at the top hole and that´s it!

I hope you like my tag as much as I do!

Here are some more pictures:


Now it´s up to you to make a tag for the challenge! You can win a 20 £ voucher to spend in the shop!

Thank you for your visit!