30. Oktober 2016

Peek-a-boo to Someone new

This my first baby card  ever ;) 
Technically it's for a baby shower party and the mum to be is announcing the gender of the baby on said party. So I wrecked my brain how I could make a neutral baby card or a card that include both boy and girl elements......

I came up with a spinning wheel card and I used both typical baby colors: light blue and pink :)

The first sentiment you can read in the circle window is "Hello Baby"

The soft embossed quilted look the embossing folder made looks like a fluffy baby blanket to me. 

If you turn the wheel you can read the second sentiment which says "Boy or Girl"

And then there are these cute doggies by Mama Elephant - one is blue......

.....and one is pink - of course.

Have a nice Sunday
see you soon


materials I used:

paper: Imagine MixMedia by Canson, bristol cardstock by exacompta, vellum

stamps: lunar animals, calli letters, calli upper letters all by Mama Elephant; 
Milo's abc, Owen's abc by Lawn Fawn

Distress Inks: faded jeans, spun sugar, tumbled glass, worn lipstick

Inks: (copic coloring) Memento tuxedo black, (stamping sentiments) VersaFine onyx black, (stamping on vellum) StazOn jet black, (baby blue) VersaMagic sea breeze all by Tsukineko; (baby pink) Shadow Ink bubblegum by Hero Arts

embossing folder: "quilted" next level 6x6in by We R memory keepers

dies: circle framelits by Sizzix

I made the spinning wheel element using a tutorial by Sandy Allnock on her YouTube Channel

29. Oktober 2016

monstermäßig gestreift - a birthday-monster card

Heute hat die liebe Wiebke (buntebastelecke) Geburtstag. Zu ihrem Ehrentag habe ich ihr eine monstermäßige Geburtstagskarte gebastelt.

Today is the birthday of lovely Wiebke (buntebastelecke). For her special day I made this monster birthday card.

Für den Hintergrund habe ich mit Klebeband diagonale Streifen abgeklebt und habe anschließend mit verschiedenen Distress Inks in Pink- und Rottönen drüber gewischt.
For the background I mask of some diagonal stripes with low-tacky painters tape on watercolor paper. Then I blended on some Distress Inks in various shades of pink and red.

Wie süß ist bitte diese kleine Monsterchen wie es da mit dem Stift schreibt? Coloriert hab ich es mit Copic Markern.
How cute is this little monster writing with its pencil? I colored it with copic markers.

Das gesamte Design der Karte ist von dem kleinen schreibenden Monsterchen inspiriert. Also habe ich selbst einen Rand um den Hintergrund mit einem Fineliner geskribbelt. Und auch das ausgestanzte "happy" musste dran glauben, um ins Gesamtkonzept zu passen.
The whole design of the card is inspired by the writing monster, so I scribble a border with a fineliner around the background and even scribbled on the "happy" script die cut word to match the overall design.

Have a sweet day
see you soon


materials I used:

paper: watercolor paper; bristol cardstock

stamps: monster jam by Mama Elephant

dies: happy script by Mama Elephant

Distress Inks: abandoned coral, picked raspberry, spun sugar, tattered rose

inks: Memento tuxedo black, VersaFine onyx black all by Tsukineko

misc: fineliner pigma micron by Sakura; clear droplets; tiny star sequins

28. Oktober 2016

Coffee and Cranes - Enjoy the little things

It's this time of year in Germany that the cranes starting to fly to their wintering grounds. Which means it will getting colder really soon. I love to watch them flying by in their perfect v-shape formation and listen to their cawing - it is such a reassuring sound. I'm always deeply touched and it reminds me to enjoy the little things in life.

So that was the inspiration for this card. Pix standing there with her hot beverage, looking into the sky watching the cranes flying by

You may have recognized that those bird shapes are no cranes ;) I believe they are ducks.
I stamped some with second and third generation stamping, to create more depth.

Pix is watercolored with various Distress Inks. Her to-go cup looks a bit like it has a leo-print, but I wanted to mimik those cups which have all-over coffee bean pattern :)

For the background I used a wash of Distress Inks onto wet paper to get a soft transition of the colors

Have an awesome day
see you soon


materials I used:

paper: (background) watercolor paper, (watercoloring Pix) Canson Imagine MixMedia paper

stamps: (bunny) Pix's Favorite by Mama Elephant; (flying ducks) comfort and joy by Winnie & Walter; 
(sentiment) enjoy calligraphy by Sweet Stamp Shop

Distress Inks: (background wash) blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron

dies: Crea-Nest XXL No24 stitched rectangel by Crea-Lies; clouds by paper smooches

ink: (sentiment, birds) deep sea by Lawn Fawn; (watercoloring) StazOn jet black

19. Oktober 2016

A magical day - Lawnscaping Challenge No140 "Color Scheme"

There's a new Challenge over on the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog and the task is "use black, purple and a color of you choice". That practically screams for a magical card. 

I love the fairy friends stamps set from this years spring release so I was over the moon when Lawn Fawn released wintery fairies lately called frosty fairy friends. There is an adorable tree house in the stamp set and the fairies are dressed in wooly winter outfits with ear-muffs, sooooo darn cute. 

So I paired the fairies from the spring release (because I wanted to create a magical but not yet wintery card) with the tree house and the berry branch from the frosty fairies stamps set. And I really love the mix and match sentiments and the different type of fonts in the frosty fairy stamp set. 

As for the third color I choose a bright yellowish green. I think it looks both like magic and nature and reminds me of all the green fairies like tinkerbell or the absinthe fairy (I just love how Kylie Minogue played her in Moulin Rouge).

All the images are watercolored with distress inks on heavy weight watercolor paper.

The Background is blended with Distress Inks and spritzed with water

From some purple cardstock I die cut some stitched hillsides and some tree skeletons and sponge all of it lightly with blueprint sketch to create some depth. 

The semtiment was actually an accident. I initially wanted to emboss the sentiment with platinum embossing powder. But I glued everything together before I noticed that I forgot to stamp on the sentiment ;) And I learned the hard way that it is no good to heat emboss on something that is already glued together. How I could solve my situation.... 
I stamped the sentment with VersaMark and VersaFine Ink and brushed perfect pearls powder over the words. Both inks are slightly sticky and the perfect pearls adhere perfectly and give a nice subtle shimmer. And the fun part: you can read "have a magical day" right away but the addition "fairy" you can only read when you're tilting the card.

Have a magical day
see you soon


taking part in:

Lawnscaping Challenge No140 "Color Scheme"

sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Materials I used:

stamps: frosty fairy friends, fairy friends, jump for joy all by Lawn Fawn

dies: stitched hillside borders by Lawn Fawn; Trees in the forest Die-namics by My Favorite Things; CreaNest XXL No. 24 (stitched rectangles) by Crealies

Distress Inks: antique linen, black soot, blueprint sketch, mowed lawn, shaded lilac, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, wilted violet, worn lipstick

paper: watercolor paper, cardstock (black, purple) 

misc: stickles ( icicle ); perfect pearls (interference green, pewter) all by Ranger

Ink: StazOn jet black, VersaFine onyx black, VersaMark all by Tsukineko

13. Oktober 2016

Beast friend - a Halloween Yeti

Oh how I love this season :D Autumn with it's beautiful colors and it is the month of halloween too. My favorite holiday (besides christmas) - too bad it isn't celebrated in Germany much and not at all like in the USA.
I got some new stamps to play with: the Beast Friends from My Favorite Things. Isn't the Yeti the cutest??? I really enjoy the halloween color combination and I decided to create a halloween-ish card since the Yeti is some kind of beast too - and the punny sentiments are so damn funny.

I blended the background with Distress Inks - as usual :D
I used low tacky tape to create a border and blended wilted violet on getting lighter towards the top. Then I darken it with blueprint sketch at the bottom. And at last I spritzed it with water - it never cease to amaze me :)

For the Yeti I used at first a light wash of Distress Inks - antique linen for the white part and pumice stone for face and belly and such - then I colored in details with colored pencils.

Have a creative day and see you soon



stamps: "BB beast friends" (Yeti, paw prints and sentiment) by My Favorite Things; "Pick 'N Mix" (tiny bats) by Avery Elle

Inks: VersaFine onyx black pigment ink pad (for the sentiment); StazOn jet black solvent ink pad (for watercoloring) 

paper: watercolor paper (for the background) von Rossmann (local drugstore); Canson Imagine Mix Media (for stamped image and die cutting)

Distress Inks: antique linen, blueprint sketch, carved pumpkin, pumice stone, twisted citron, wilted violet

colors: Polychromos colored artist pencils by Faber Castell

dies: hillside borders by Lawn Fawn

1. Oktober 2016

Blog Hop: Halloween 2016 Monster Freebies von Useless Trinkets

Heute hoppen wir wieder einmal gruselig
we are hopping again and it's going to be spooky

Jessa von useless trinkets zeichnet uns immer wieder tolle digi stamps und wir feiern heute die Veröffentlichung ihrer Halloween 2016 Freebies *woop woop
Jessa from useless trinkets always draws us wonderful digi stamps and today we are celebrating her Halloween 2016 freebies release *woop woop

Also macht es euch gemütlich, nehmt euch ne Tasse Kaffee und klickt euch durch. Die gesamte Hop Liste habe ich euch am Ende nochmal verlinkt und auf Jessa's Blog könnt ihr euch die Monsterchen umsonst !!! schnappen und selbst kreativ werden - viel Spaß

So make yourself some coffee and enjoy the hop. I linked the participating crafters at the end of this post and at Jessa's blog you can download the monster for free and get creative yourself - have fun

Als erstes möchte ich euch ein einen ganz lieben Kerl vorstellen: Beans......und er ist verliebt
First I want to introduce you to a really sweet pal: Beans.....and he's in love

Soviel Monsterliebe auf einmal, den mag man doch am liebsten knuddeln, oder?
So much monster love, he's so cute you wanna cuddle him immediately, don't you?


Auf der nächsten Karte feiert Nim die Fledermaus mit euch Geburtstag - also eigentlich Bats-Day ;)
On the next card Nim the bat is celebrating Birthday with you - or should I say Bats-Day :)

Für den Hintergrund habe ich zuerst die Spinnenweben mit klarem Embossing Pulver auf Aquarellpapier gestempelt und embossed. Dann die verschiedenen Distress Inks nacheinander mit einer Plastikfolie aufgedischt und zwischendurch immer wieder trocknen lassen.
For the background I stamped some spiderwebs onto watercolor paper and embossed those with clear embossing powder. Then I used various Distress Inks and smooshed them onto the paper one at a time and dried in between.


Und? Seid ihr bereit für eine Zombi-Monster Invasion?
Das ist Mui und seine Freunde
Are you ready for a zombi-monster invasion?
This is Mui and his friends

Ein kleiner Mui fürchtet sich noch und versteckt sich im B - Zombi will ja auch gelernt sein
A tiny Mui is a little scared and hiding in the B - being a zombi have to be trained as well

Ich hoffe ihr hattet hier Spaß und nun nochmal die Hop Liste. Weiter gehts bei Gloria und ihren tollen Kreationen.
I hope you had fun and here is the hop list for you. Next stop is Gloria and her awesome creations.

Hop Liste:
ihr seid hier > Claudia <  you are here

Habt einen tollen Tag und bis bald
Have a great day and see you soon


card "Love Monster":
paper: black cardbase, ColorCore Black Magic Cardstock by core'dinations, bristol cardstock by exacompta, vellum, mirror cardstock pink
digi stamp: Beans by Jessa Feig aka useless trinkets
stamps: Milo's ABC by Lawn Fawn, Eline's Alphabet by Marianne design
dies: confetti by Mama Elephant
misc: embossing powder white by Hero Arts, embossing folder mini spider web from "spooky things" texture trades set by Sizzix/Tim Holtz

card "Happy Bats-Day":
paper: watercolor cardstock, kraft paper, black cardstock
digi stamp: Nim, the bat by Jessa Feig aka useless trinkets
Distress Inks: black soot, carved pumpkin, mowed lawn, wilted violet
stamps: Milo's ABC by Lawn Fawn, Mini Halloween (CMS093) by stampers anonymous/ Tim Holtz,
glitter: stickles "paprika" by Ranger
misc: embossing powder clear by Ranger

card "Boo":
paper: watercolor cardstock, glitter cardstock by DCWV
digi stamp: Miu by Jessa Feig aka useless trinkets
Distress Inks: black soot, mustard seed, spiced marmelade, vintage photo, wild honey
die: Gothic Boo by Sizzix/Tim Holtz