Monday, June 27, 2011

Hubby went shopping .... I got spoiled again ....

.... and he went a little wild, just a little bit ....

 He must have met my other most favorite guy beside him :)

And now I finally also have these two punches, the Martha Stewart Pinking circle and that huge EK scalloped border punch

Now I have enough toys to play with for a while!

I got spoiled ...

..... by my blog buddy June once again.

This package must've been on the road for almost a month. Actually it was held up at customs :(
I'm thrilled it finally arrived.

Thanks so much June, you are the best!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

One penny for your thoughts!

First of all I would like to thank the ladies at CCCB  for choosing me as your spotlight artist once again, it was my pleasure to join in the fun and the fab challenge! Hugs to all!

My entry for the #62 challenge is a tag with a stamp I don't really use often enough, the beautiful Ophelia!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SUMMER challenge

At Fun with ATC's we had a new challenge coming up this morning: SUMMER!

The challenge at TPV also calls for Summer, so this is my entry there too!

I drew some houses for my background, painted the sun and computer generated the sign. Chalked up the edges a bit and voilá.

I think this is so untypical for me, I really can't believe I made this.

I tend to overload my ATC's, well not this time.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

ABC Stamping

Der Buchstabe der Challenge bei Fun with ATC's ist der Buchstabe *K* für Kaninchen. 

Nachdem ich den Unterschied zwischen Kaninchen und Hase verstanden hatte, bin ich bei dieser Umsetzung gelandet ...  

Und ganz genau Martina (Falls du mich besuchst) .....  Der richtige Stempel war mal wieder nicht zu finden ... grins

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My entry for the latest issue of ScrapArtZine

Since I was running out of time so much lately, I decided to participate in the card challenge at SAZ only. I usually create a layout to get it published.

Thanks so much JANA and ANDREA for considering my entries! I love your sketches!

This was my entry, a Birthday card with banners and the Martha Stewart punch, which I really use quite a bit, it's so versatile.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Challenge #61 at CCCB - ATC

I love ATC's!

This weeks challenge at CCCB is ... well guess what?

I prepared the background with alcohol ink in 3 different colours and stamped a Tim Holtz stamp on it …. didn’t like it.

So I adhered a piece of a book page and stamped Distressed Dots from Kaisercraft over that ….  a bit better.

Then I adhered a piece of a woven structure (it’s what plumbers use for putting tiles on the bathroom walls) over the right side. Now it looked ok for me.

The image is from Crafty Individuals UK, the sentiment from Lisa’s Altered Art.

Monday, June 13, 2011

ABC Stamping

This is my ATC for the ABC challenge at the Fun with ATC's Forum. The letter is *J* for the German word *Jugend*, youth in English.

I must admit I had a heck of a time thinking of something to create. I finally came up with this:

Definitely not one of my favorites, but as one TH sentiments says: 
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, art is knowing which ones to keep ..... *grin*

Grungy stuff ...

When I saw the tutorial on TH's blog I knew I  had to try this.

I just cut butterflies from grunge board (grunge paper didn't work so well) and followed the masters directions ;)

I came up with these little embellies, which I could use also for tags on a present, kinda cute I think.

This one is distressed with *Mustard Seed*.....

  ..... and this one with *Stormy Sky*.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Challenge #37 at Fun with ATC's .... Be(e)ware of the dark

This time it's "Everything that flies" - but no birds!

I decided to use my "Killer-Bee" with a background from itkupilli, some ants (Do they fly?) and distress stickles. 
I haven't used stickles in ages and wasn't even sure they weren't already dried ut. It's "Worn lipstick". I like it on my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The June sketches at My Sketch World ...

are finally released ;) Come  on over to MSW and join the fun. The sketches are fabulous!

My layout with "Lady Cookie in her favorite beach chair". 
We just bought this outdoor furniture for the furries and Cookie claimed it HER very own.

And this is may card. I love that stamp. When I bought it I hadn't realized how huge it was and I was going to give it away, now I'm glad I kept it.l If it's too large for the project I just rip it apart :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Back to the basics ... or "Just do the happy dance!"

Use paint and recycled cardbord! This is the challenge for this week at the CCCB.

I created another canvas, used lots and lots of acrylic paint and added a small flower cut from cardboard on her hat.

Some stamping, some rub ons and I'm all set :)