1. November 2017

Birthday sunshine and rainbows


Zum Geburtstag kann es regnen, stürmen oder schnei'n, 
denn du strahlst ja selber wie der Sonnenschein...
(nach Rolf Zukowski)

Vor ein paar Tagen hatte die liebe Wiebke von "bunte Bastelecke" Geburtstag. Die Tage davor war das Wetter nicht so geburtstagstauglich, also habe ich ein wenig Sonnenschein und Regenbogen eingepackt und zu ihr geschickt. Alles Liebe nochmal und hoffentlich hatten die Wettergötter einsehen und haben dir einen schönen Tag gezaubert. 




Lieben Dank fürs Vorbeischauen ❤ thanks for stopping by ❤
habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald,   have a great day




Material / supplies:
  • Papier / paper: smooth bristol CS Clairefontaine;
    watercolor paper
     by Rossmann (local drugstore)
  • Stempel / stamps: "rain or shine" by Mama Elephant exclusive made for Simon Says Stamp,
    "calli letters" by Mama Elephant
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads: Memento tuxedo black, VersaFine onyx black both by Tsukineko 
  • Distress Inks:  mustard seed, squezed lemonade, tumbled glas by Ranger
  • Stanzen/ dies: "Wonky stitched circles STAX" by My Favorite Things;
    CreaNest XXL No.22 (stitched squares) von CreaLies
  • Farbe/ color: Copic Marker 
  • Sonstiges/ misc: Embossing Powder white von Hero Arts
    "see breeze" Nuvo Jewel Drops, "dandelion yellow" Nuvo Crystal Drops both by Tonic Studios

29. Oktober 2017

Happy Insta Girls Halloween Blog Hop


Boo to you and welcome to the "Happy Insta Girls Halloween Blog Hop"
As you may know the "Happy Insta Girls" are a bunch of crafty girls met over on Instagram where we share our beloved hobby with so many other talented folk. Every now and then we put together a blog hop. We each got drawn another Insta Girl in secret and make a card and sent it to her. It's a little bit like christmas everytime because you don't know who your secret cardmaker is until you found the happy mail in your mailbox.

This time my secret and very talented cardmaker is the oh so lovely Nina known as @engelchensbastelstube on IG and I got this awesome shadow box card from her *gasp 



Isn't it fantastic??? All those cute ghosts and the awesome details. And she made it in my favorite color: turquoise. It makes the scenery look like three o'clock in the morning, when the fog is floating through the clearing. It's mysterious and spooky and I love it so much.



She sent a whole bunch of turquoise colored crafty treats too - I'm overwhelmed - and to top it all a colorchanging electric tealight. Take a look how fab-boo-lously the moon and the stars glow


From the bottom of my heart thank you sooooo much Nina, for all the sonderful supplies and this beautiful card - actually it's a tiny world, a little diorama and it's sitting on my desk brightening every single of my days. *bighugs



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I made a card for Birka - you may remember that her favorite color is pink. So I chose the halloween color that is the clostest to pink: purple - I hope that's ok
I wanted to keep the front of the card really simple, because the big thing is happening on the inside.




The ghosties are slightly colored with purple or green, as if the "happy" is glowing and reflecting on them. I spritzed some perfect pearls shimmer water on the background and added some nuvo crystal drops in matching colors. 



Can you see how bulky the card is - let's see what's inside........



You can put a electric tea light inside and it will make a spooky halloween decoration - especially if you're using a color changing one. It was very difficult to take good pictures but I've made a little video of the light up card which I'll be showing on my Instagram 





I tried to upload a video here: I hope it works 




And Halloween is not complete without any candy



some chocolate in matching packaging 


So this is it from me today, now hop over to Birka and find out what she made



and here is the complete blog hop list:

das bin ich --> Claudia <-- you are here 



Lieben Dank fürs Vorbeischauen ❤ thanks for stopping by ❤
habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald,   have a great day


"Pumpkin Twins" Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash


Material / supplies: 
  • Papier / paper: smooth bristol CS Clairefontaine; vellum by Hahnemühle;
    black and violet CS
  • Stempel / stamps: "Booyah", "Milo's ABC"by Lawn Fawn
    "calli letters" by Mama Elephant; "magic potion mini", "candelabra mini" by Inkadinkado
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads: Memento tuxedo black, VersaFine onyx black both by Tsukineko  
  • Distress Oxide: black soot by Ranger
  • Distress Inks:  twisted citron, wilted violet by Ranger
  • Stanzen/ dies: "wonky stitched rectangle STAX" by My Favorite Things;
    "scripty happy" by Mama Elephant 
  • Farbe/ color: Copic Marker 
  • Sonstiges/ misc: "key lime", "pale periwinkle" Nuvo Jewel Drops by Tonic Studios;
    "perfect pearl" by Ranger; "drippy goo" edge wing punch by Martha Stewart Crafts

25. Oktober 2017

Let's get spooky


A few days ago I received a beautiful Halloween card made by my sweet crafty friend Tina. You can take a look at it here  And she sent also some cute critters, such adorable bunnies in Halloween costumes, bats and ghosts.

I had to make a card and it had to be a night scene with a big moon, because I want the bunny in the bat costume flying across the sky. For the background I used my watercolor pans and created a nightsky with those colorful aurora borealis (or northern lights). I used lots of water and let the colors flow and mix with each other. I let it dry thouroughly - helped a little bit with a heat gun, because I am an impatient crafter *lol - then I spritzed it with silver watercolor paint.


The moon is made with distress inks. I needed a real pale yellow and light grey shadows around the edges. Distress Inks worked great, but I used a very light hand when blending. Then I spitzed on some violet watercolor too. 



I searched for a cute sentiment to match the scene and stamped it with one of my alphabet stamps sets and wrote a part myself (not quited satisfied with that part).



Lieben Dank fürs Vorbeischauen ❤ thanks for stopping by ❤
habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald,   have a great day




Material / supplies:
  • Papier / paper: XL Aquarell von Canson, Vellum by Hahnemühle
  • Stempel / stamps: "Hoppy Halloween" digi stamps by Isabel Cristina Stamps (etsy);"Calli letters" by Mama Elephant 
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads: "deep sea" lawn fawndamentals premium dye ink by Lawn Fawn
  • Distress Inks:  hickory smoke, squeezed lemonade by Ranger
  • Farbe/ color: Copic Marker, watercolor pans by White Nights,
    "silver" watercolor pan by Kuretake Gansai 
  • Sonstiges/ misc: Embossing Powder white von Hero Arts
    Nuvo Jewel Drops by Tonic Studios

24. Oktober 2017

Floating on a flower umbrella








Lieben Dank fürs Vorbeischauen ❤ thanks for stopping by ❤
habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald,   have a great day




Material / supplies: 
  • Papier / paper: watercolor paper von Rossmann (local drugstore), kraft card base
  • Stempel / stamps:  "rain or shine" by Mama Elephant/ Simon Says Stamp Stamptember exclusive; (sentiment) "up an away" by Mama Elephant
  • Stempelkissen / ink pads:  VersaFine onyx black von Tsukineko  
  • Distress Inks:  aged mahogany, black soot, fossilized amber, mowed lawn,
    rusty hinge, wild honey 
    by Ranger
  • Distress Paint:  picket fence by Ranger
  • Stanzen/ dies: CreaNest XXL No.24 (stitched rectangles) von CreaLies