Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Insta Girls Easter Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friend!

It is the second time for me joining the Happy Insta Girls blog hop and this one was so much fun!! It was all about Easter and little treats. As usually I didn't know who will send me a card - I just knew for who I had to create one :-) Lovely Birka is our little fairy who does all the work for us :-D

So let's dive into the card and treat I got - from Vanessa!

Look at that super yummylicious card!! I'm so in love with all those rainbow colored eggs!! And the treat bag matches the cards SO well!! Oh, by the way -  my daughter liked the "Kinder Country" a lot :-)) Besides the chocolate, Vanessa added some super pretty patterned papers, too.

Thank you again for it, Vanessa! *please insert here a squeezing hug* :-))

So this is the card and the sweet surprise I made for Reni:

As I decided to send a simple chocolate bar (as I had to send it from Switzerland to Germany) and the packaging was quite simple (but isn't that bunny super cute??! It is a complete die set by Mama Elephant), I decided to go for a shaker card with lots of details and fun elements. I colored the images with my copics, the rest is colored card stock and patterned paper. All dies are by Lawn Fawn, one of my favorite brands. And that set with those cute chicks and these bunny hats are beyond adorable, aren't they?! And the sentiment was perfect for Reni :-))) 

So hop over to her blog and check out what amazing things she created :-) You will find a list of all blog addresses at the bottom of this post.

Happing hopping - and happy Easter to you and your family!!


Blog hop list:

Tina (you are here)

Basteltraum's challenge #52: Mother's day / cards for women and girls

Hello crafty friends!

In more or less a month we will celebrate Mother's day! So there is still time to create something beautiful for your own mom, your bestie or an other amazing mom
out there who would deserve a little handmade kindness of you :-))

That is the theme of this month's challenge by bastel-traum.  I went for a card completely made of die cut pieces. I am SO in love with these scene building dies by Tailoredexpressions. I only colored the little birdie (which is also a die) with colored pencils, the rest is colored card stock. Oh, yes, the background is made with a cloud stencil and that fabulicious new ink pad from Lawnfawn, called "Moonstone", looove it! Ah, and the teeny tiny butterfly with its trail is stamped :-))

I hope you got inspired an will play along with us!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Basteltraum's Challenge #51 Easter / Dots & Polka Dots

Hello, crafty friend!

I am totally in the mood for spring, what about you? The weather we had in the last days helped too to get my mood into the direction of Easter... well, in a month we are there! So how about to start with Easter cards?? Today, the new Basteltraum's challenge has started and it is all about Easter, dots and polka dots. You can combine both or pick just one theme - this is totally up to you!

As I am a big fan of polka dots, I combined the two themes. I used mostly Lawn Fawn products. That cute stamp set is an older one called "Eggstra special easter" . I looove the pun with the "earresitible" part - it matches so perfectly to that chocolate bunny which has a bite in its ear :-D

I colored everything with my Copic markers and added some super thin eyelashes to the bunny (with a Copic proof black liner, 0.05 point tip).

First, I sponged a nice sky with a selfmade stencil (made with a "Puffy cloud border die"). I used distress ink "tumbled glass".

For the ground I used the "Grassy border" and cut it out from polka dotted patterned paper, which is also from Lawn Fawn. And to finish the card, I added a frame with the "Stitched Rectangle Frames" to finish off the design, together with a few shiny sequins from my stash.

I hope my card inspired you and you play along with us - see you there!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Guest designing for Dani Peuss' March card kit

Hello and happy Monday, crafty friends!

Woah, I am guest designing for Dani Peuss - such a honor!! I am so proud that they asked me if I want to create eight cards out of their March card kit - yeah!!!

But before we dive into my cards, let's have a look what is inside that kit:

Lots and lots of lovely precut images, 12 x 12 inches patterned paper, a set of 8  folded A2 (american) standard size kraft cards with matching envelopes, enamel stickers in triangle shape and a clear stamp set. I think that stamp set is very versatile, there is a huge "thank you" stamp which goes with a lot of different smaller sentiments for any occasions.

So let's get started!

This was a new experience for me, I never guest designed for a card kit before and what I first did, I spread out all things from the kit and did a little brainstorming... so bit by bit my ideas came together and I took some loose notes of what my mind came up with :-)

I challenged myself to mostly use only supplies from the kit, except of course basic supplies, such as glue, foam tape or white acrylic paint or some glitter paste etc. So it was clear my focal point will be the lovely precut images. I used a lot of dimension, especially for the big and shiny sentiments that they really popped off the card. And I used on some cards white acrylic paint splatters (applied with a middle size paint brush) to bring the whole design together, as the precut images all have a white border.

I love to use stickers in a different way than you would think of first - so on one card I created a little bunting out of them - I think this is a lovely idea and gives the card immediately a more cheerful touch.

I love stamping on clear acetate - thats what I made with the shaker card. I used white staz'on ink to stamp and it came out pretty crisp. But the sentiment didn't show enough for me so I put a layer of vellum behind it - and voilà, problem solved :-)

I cheated a bit with the bicycle card - for the background I used the brick wall stencil by MFT which I had in my stash, it is not included in the kit. I just wanted to create a kind of a little scene on that card and the brick wall stencil was just perfect for that :-)

So here are my eight cards I created for you. I hope you got inspired and maybe you will give it a try, too!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bastel-Traum's Challenge #50: Birthday / Birth cards, white and one color of your choice

Hello my crafty friends!

How are you today?

It seems there is a horde of super mean germs on the way - me and my family are having a kind of constantly cold - I am soooo ready for spring!!!

Nevertheless I found some time for crafting because today starts a new challenge over at bastel-traum's blog! It is all about birthday, birth cards a lot of white and a color of your choice!

That's what I came up with - a cute shaker birth card with some dicut pieces in it and a lot of sequins and micro beads. The stamps are by MFT and I colored them with my Copics. For the background, I used some washi sheet (the blue part with the white polka dots) and on the white top portion I used an embossing folder to imitate some wallpaper. The sentiment is by Createasmile and it means "welcome little bundle".

I hope you play along with us, as this is such an easy theme and lovely to play with!

Have a great day!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Challenge #49 by Bastel-Traum: Friendship / Love

Hi guys!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far and found some time to get crafty! Today there is a good reason to get crafty, because a new challenge at Bastel-Traum's blog starts today! It is all about friendship and love - what a lovely theme to play with!!

For my inspiration card I colored those two cuties with my copics. They are from C.C. Designs but it is an older red rubber stamp and I am not sure if they are longer available... Anyway, you may find here some of the C.C. Designs collection, too.

For the background I used a stencil by Create a smile and sponged some distress ink (vilted violet) over it. Then I took off the stencil and blended some more ink over the whole panel. Towards the upper part of the panel, I slightly faded out the color.

The "love" sentiment is from the newest release by lawn fawn. I combined it with a word stamp (sending) by My Favorite things and added a tiny envelope stamp to add a bit more of interest to the whole design. That is it! :-)

I hope you got inspired and will play along with us!

Have a relaxing Sunday!


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