Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stamping at the City Crafters Challenge Blog

I have had this stamp for a long time and never used it because it is so big. For this weeks challenge I finally stamped the image on a square card, covering almost all of it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas at the Play Date Café

The colours at the Play Date Café this week inspired me to create a bookmark.

I embossed the image (Unity) and just distressed the edges of the tag a bit. The background stamp is an older ANM called *Splatter Pattern*, the words are (I think) Paper Artsy. I also used the Martha Stewart binding edge punch

Abgründe ....

.... von Martin Perscheids:

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card

With challenge #36 the ladies at the City Crafters Challenge Blog came up with something beautiful, the vintage style is right down my alley. This is my creation.

All the images are Graphics45, the DP is Bo Bunny *NOEL*. I just added some lace to my vintage Christmas card.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Colour Splash

A friend asked me to create an Anniversary card for her upcoming 19th anniversary. She wanted a card a bit out of the ordinary. 

This weeks challenge at the Play Date Café came just in time for my *gloomy* card.  I hope she'll like it ..... and I just know they really love each  other ..... still.

The beautiful pin is again from my dear Blog buddy June!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Craft Cardstock

For this weeks challenge at the City Crafters Challenge Blog we were asked to use Craft Cardstock. This is my creation:

The image is Graphics45 again, the little tag I cut with the Cricut, the ornaments are stamped and heat embossed, then cut with Spellbinders. I tied them all on a linen thread by SU. I also added red string and 3 half pearls. Some snowflakes and faux stitches completed my card

Friday, December 10, 2010

Colour Challenge #59 at the Pay Date Café

I had to think about this combination for a moment, not my colours at all. But well, I came up with something.

I stamped and heat embossed a piece of turquoise CS, cut the small ornaments with Spellbinders and tied them on a linen thread from Stampin' Up. The image you all know, it's last years Santa Claus designed by Tim Holtz, I still love it.
... and I just had to add that tiny safety pin, isn't it something?

The BG is embossed with a Sizzix Folder *Thin Ice*

Thanks ladies at the Play Date Café for putting my mind at work *grin*

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CCCB #34 *Snowflakes*

It is snowing again and also the challenge at CCCB is about Snow. Snowflakes, snowmen, ice crystals etc.

Good for me, so I can use my Martha Stewart punch *Around the corner punch* again. When, if not now?

*COWS* for ATC-Quarterly

This is my creation for the latest issue of ATC-Quarterly

What a fun challenge Ronna came up with!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Candles for the Dining room table

Since we do not want to watch our candles all the time and some accidents have happened in the past, I decided to go for the small candles in the metal container.

I bought 2 high stem glasses and decorated them with some ribbon, buxus and gem stones.

A *manly* Christmas Card

I needed a Christmas card for a guy. I used the TH Bingo texture fades, Ten Second Studio metal foil, some images from Graphics45 (What else?) a ticket from TH and the sentiment is by Waltzing Mouse Stamps.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Colour Challenge #58 at the Pay Date Café

Easy Peasy? No, not this time. The colours are just Red and White. I found it difficult to come up with something spectacular. 

Well, this is it for this weeks challenge at the Play Date Café:

I embossed all the images, most of them from Waltzing Mouse again and goofed just a tad by adding the golden tag ;)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some decorations at my house

This is this a part of this years calendar for the time before Christmas, 24 paper bags filled with goodies for DH :). The rest of the garland is hanging on the door.

This is the garland around the fireplace, most of the stamps are from Waltzing Mouse. I will remove the nails of course :)

Another one is hanging in the kitchen window.

This is a wreath for the sitting room table

This is a smaller creation on the dining room table

And this wreath with 50 small bulbs is hanging on the on the front door

As you can see the gingham ribbon is on all my creations for this year.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Guest Designer at CCCB

I am honored to be Guest Designer for this weeks challenge at the City Crafters Challenge Blog.

Come on over and join the fun!

I used one of my favorites: The Snowflake Border by Martha Stewart!
The background is embossed with QuicKutz stars, the stamp is a Heartfelt Creations stamp and the sentiment is from a set from Waltzing Mouse.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Colour Challenge #57 at the Play Date Café

The colours for this weeks challenge at The Play Date Café are Brown, Grey and Silver. I embossed the Christmas Ornament and the sentiment with silver powder, I also distressed the edges of the grey strip and the star with it.

Unfortunately the camera doesn't pick it up, the light is too bad. It has been snowing all day long, I love it.

Friday, November 26, 2010

CCCB - Week 32 - My cuppa *Whatever*

As mentioned before, I had been through a lot this week, so I decided to create another *Cuppa* for this weeks challenge at CCCB and hang this on my wall, it might help me get luckier :)

I will spare the details of all my misfortunes :(

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CCCB week 32 - My Cuppa *TEA*

This is my creation for this weeks challenge at the City Crafters Challenge Blog.

I have another one up my sleeve as I had such a horrible day today, I would like to put it down on paper so I will not forget :(

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I was searching for chalkpencils for quite some time now. I found some from Cretacolor for a reasonable price but I would have had to take the whole lot of 36 pencils, approx. 10 colours I wouldn't  have any use for.

Since DH didn't have a present for my upcoming Birthday yet, we decided to shop yesterday and now look what I found.

A shop where I could get any colour out of a range of 60 and really buy only the colours I like and need.

I chose 25 of my favorites and now DH is kind of sad, as there is still no present for me, (I just bet there is something up his sleeve) at least not a surprise one, because I used the new goodies right away and I am so happy now. From now on even the tiniest little images can be coloured with chalk ... yummy!

Yep, that was a great deal!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Colour Challenge #56 at the Play Date Café

When I saw the challenge I wanted to give up right there. Red, Olive and Turquoise? No way! While doing housework and creating a wreath for Christmas an idea crept into my head, this is the result:

I just hope *Mother Nature* will forgive me the freedom of inserting a button as a center kiss into my poinsettia :)

The olive BG paper is embossed with one of the Tim Holtz fades, the image is Graphics45 (What else ... aargh) the poinsettia an older Bosskut die which I also embossed with clear powder.

Thanks Julie at the Play Date Café!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekly challenge at CCCB *Little Children*

I created Christmas card for this weeks challenge at City Crafters Challenge Blog.

I just love that Poinsettia border punch from Martha Stewart.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Week 30 at CCCB means *THANKS*

I created a *Thank you* card with paper from Graphics45 for a dear friend saying "FOR YOU".

Is is raining dogs among other things so the light is very gloomy and I can't take a better picture, sorry!

This is my input for week 30 at the City Crafters Challenge Blog!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Awesome TIM HOLTZ Candy

You like the TIM HOLTZ stuff?

You get a chance to win an awful lot of goodies here:

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My publications in an Austrian magazine *Die Scrapperin*

This layout *Cookie* I created by a sketch provided in the magazine *Die Scrapperin*

This one with *Emma* I created by a step-by-step instruction, provided by one of the team members of the magazine:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Orange, Celery and White

This week the colours at the Play Date Café are Orange, Celery and White. Ok, my Celery turned into Olive ... that's the freedom of the artist .... *Grin*

The DP and the felt flowers are from SU, the stamp is an American Arts, the sentiment is from DoCrafts.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CCCB week 29 *Get Your Digi On*

I created a Christmas Card with a free digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps! Thanks so much for letting us have it.

This is  a challenge by the gals from CCCB!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Textkreise für Spellbinders

Ich habe mal einige Textkreise - Glückwünsche und Weihnachtsgrüße - für Spellbinders Classic Oval, Classic Circles und Deckled Ovals erstellt.

Hier geht es zum Download, viel Spaß damit!

Über einen Kommentar würde ich mich sehr freuen!

Maybe you want to use these circles and ovals for your Spellbinders.
They are for the Classic Circles and Classic Ovals.
The last row on the bottom is for the Deckled Ovals.

I love comments!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Colour Splash at the Pay Date Café

My favorite challenge: A colour splash!

This week at the Play Date Café we use the Black&White with Burgundy.

I just bought this background stamp on an exhibition yesterday. I knew it would come handy pretty soon :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn Leaves Falling at CCCB

Well not exactly autumn leaves, but I worked with the colours, as they are my favorites. I love all the warm colours of autumn.
I used Ten Second Studio Metal foil, a Waltzing Mouse stamp and the folder used most often in my craft room: Swiss Dots and also Damask by Tim Holtz.

This is the week #28 challenge at the City Crafters Challenge Blog.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Wedding card ...

For this weeks challenge at the Play Date Café I created a wedding card. The stamps are SU, for the wheels I adhered some buttons. The heart is cut with Spellbinders and I used Distress Stickles on the edge which I heated, makes them kind of bubble up. The gray dots are Liquid pearls. The ribbon is fixed through two holes in the card.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rome .... the eternal city

This is my creation for this weeks challenge at CCCB. The DP is Kaiser Kraft, the stamp is from Crafty Individuals, the flowers manufactured by Prima and the gorgeous pin is made by my dear blog buddy June.

The heart doily was cut in half (As I only have one and I got stinchy ... LOL).... the tulle and lace are from my stash.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Holder for my Aqua brushes

I altered a soup can for my Aqua Brushes today. 

The background is Glimmer Mist in Blue an Yellow. The stamps are Invoke, all the stars, hearts and sentiments are embossed with Antiquities.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Colour Challenge #51 at the Play Date Café

I can almost hear my Granny say: "Of course my dear, those were just the traditional colours we used around Christmas Time!" ..... *GRIN*

Well, not me, but I created a Christmas Card nevertheless for this weeks challenge at the Play Date Café.

I just love that little St. Claus boot, could hardly wait to use it :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

*Take Flight*

The challenge at the City Crafters Challenge Blog calls for Wings,
here they are on an ATC....

The background is stamped and distressed with Stickles.
The wings and birds are cut with the Cricut, the image and the sentiments are from Lisa's Altered Art.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Christmas Card for 2 challenges

Time for X-Mas with this weeks colours at the Play Date Café
and the challenge at
CCCB #25 ~ Hooray for the Holidays

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tagträume ... Day Dreams

This Layout was featured in the latest issue of a German Scrap Magazine SAZ based on a sketch.

As so many times before I used pictures of my favorite companion.

Colour Challenge #49 at the Pay Date Café

This terrible cold and fever must've burned up all my mojos. I tried my best, but I gather I should've stayed under the covers.

 I used my Paperbag Studios stamp for the very first time for the challenge at the Play Date Café.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sketch Challenge at Waltzing Mouse

I think this will also go for a wedding card. It is my input for the weekly challenge at The Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.