Mittwoch, 19. November 2014

Bon Voyage

Right after making cards for birthday and christmas, I am often in need of some travel cards. I wonder why. Maybe because all of our friends and family members are already married and have teenage kids. So no need of wedding or baby cards...

This is one of the travel cards I made:

I like the colour combo of turqoise and white and grey.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: no name out of my stash
Other: stampin dimensionals, snail adhesive, alcohol markers, corner rounder

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Dienstag, 18. November 2014

OLS #11: Home, Sweet Home

The November theme of the OLS blog is "Home, sweet home".

As soon as I read the theme I had a card blowing in my mind. But I struggeled to get it stamped. I tried different colour combinations and ended with some grey and a single red house.

Here is my card:

It's too dark outside to get a nice picture. Sorry! In case you have any trouble reading the sentiment:

"May your house always be too small to hold all your friends" (Irish Proverb).

I really love this sentiment. But to be honest: I would getting mad with a house full of people :-) I can handle a few - but I am not into big masses :-)

Stamps: Hero Arts (houses), A Muse Artsstamps (sentiment)
Inks: Memento London Fog & Lady Bug

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Samstag, 15. November 2014

Snowflakes in turqoise

Here are some more snowflakes. This time in turqoise :-)

I really like snowflake images and this stamp set is quite new and still laying on my desk. Trying to get the most out of it. But I do have so many winter and christmas stamps that playing with only one set might be not the best idea.

Stamps: "Endless Wishes" by Stampin Up
Inks: Stampin Up, Memento
Paper: Papyrus, noname out of my stash
Miscealleanous: Glue, Rhinestones

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Mittwoch, 12. November 2014

turquoise christmas trees

Well, turquoise is my all time favourite colour. If my husband would be willing to  allow me - I would paint the whole house into turquoise - inside and outside :-)

Maybe you remember the christmas tree card I showed a few days ago. I really liked the idea but the colours weren't my style so I recreated the card. This is what I ended up with:

I don't have the winter SU designer paper so I created my own, using some snowflakes stamps and coloured cardstock.

Supplies: all SU, except the silver card base, which is noname out of my stash.

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Dienstag, 11. November 2014

Snowflakes in pink

While searching through the net looking for some inspiration I came across the SU mini calalogue with some great ideas, which I wanted to CASE.

I just changed the colours because I wanted some non-traditional colours this time for Christmas. So I ended with pink and lilac and a tiny bit of grey instead of green and blue like in the SU holiday mini.

Here is my card:
It's an one layered card, easy to make and I really love the final result. Just added a few rhinestones for a little bit of bling :-)

All Supplies: Stampin Up.

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Montag, 10. November 2014

Christmas card

Yesterday I stamped several christmas cards. I am a little bit behind my plan. Wanted to have all my cards ready to go in November and send them out at the First of December.

Work has been busy but I still can fulfill my plans...

Here is one of the cards I made:

 Love this wreath stamp by Stampin up. Stamped it in white ink, heat set it with my heat tool and over stamped it with turquoise and raspberry ink. Added some rhinestones for a finish touch.

All Supplies: Stampin Up.

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Have a great day,


Sonntag, 9. November 2014

Winter scene home decor

 Just want to show you my masterpiece of my SU- workshop. Some great home decor.

For me, white is really a versatile colour that matches everything.And it is one of my favourite ones - right after turquoise (which will be my alltime favourite colour for ever)

So I am really happy that we made this wonderful winter scene using a white frame.This is my first christmas decoration right this year.

This picture shows you the wonderful frame in natural light:

 When it is dark outside I can use the small battery lights inside and it looks like this:

Of course it has a place in our living room and I can look at it when I sit on our couch.

Supplies: Stampin Up

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Freitag, 7. November 2014

Halloween cat/ how my stamping changed over the years

Well, Halloween is already over but I want to show you another card I made this year:

I used another stamp of the cute Lawn Fawn Halloween set, this time I choose the small cat, the hat and matching dies:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly
Dies: Lawn Fawn
Paper: Papyrus
Alcohol markers: Delta Markers by Rotbart (coloured ones), Trias by Pantone (grey & black)
Miscelleaneous: Diamensionals, snail adhesive
And then I realized how much my stamping has changed over the years. I am more and more into the clean and simple style, lots of white spaces and less or none embellishments.

For example. this is a card I made two years ago (?) for Halloween:

Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Lightening Black (Spiderweb on the black cardstock), Distress inks (for colouring the image)
Dies/Punches: Stampin Up, Quickutz, Spellbinders
Paper: Canson & different out of my stash
Miscelleaneous: Embossing folder, scissors, glue

And this card is even older, I made it in my beginning of stamping

Stamps: Penny Black (cat), unknown (Halloween sentiment)
Ink: Clearsnap Embossing Black

Paper: different out of my stash
Miscelleaneous: scissors, glue, napkin, Eyelets, markers, black embossing powder, heat gun

I used a piece of matching napkin as a background. Love this technique (easy to make fast backgrounds) but as it is a "No-Go" at the stamping scene I usually avoid sending cards with napkin backgrounds to others stampers.

Used some Eyelets to attach the stamped sentiment on the card.

Eyelets are one of the things I used to use really a lot. But when I started to create "clean & simple" cards I thought they won't fit into the clean and simple category.

Do you have any suggestions for another use of these large box full of eyelets I have? Any comments are highly appreciated.

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by.


Samstag, 1. November 2014

Christmas Card # 5

Here is the next Christmas card I made on my SU workshop last sunday:

This card is similar to yesterdays card, just different colours and stamps are used. This picture shows the closed card.

 This is the inside. The sentiment is hidden by the wreath when the card is closed

Here I tried to get a picture which shows the gap between the top and bottom part of the card. Be sure to use a strong adhesive so your card won't fall apart.

Supply list (all Stampin up):
Stamps: Willkommen, Weihnacht! (english name: Wondrous Wreath), Zauber der Weihnacht (Bright & Beautiful)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack
Miscelleaneous: Snail Adhesive, Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day,


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