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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Katzelkraft ..........wait! My Presents!

Hi Everyone,

as you all know, Wednesday is Katzelkraft day on my blog. 
I am in major Christmas card making mood. I am sure you all feel the pressure...


My stamp supplies:




Now wait - you didn't think I only gave you half a rat, didn't you??? No way, as you can see, she is just turning around the corner. As so often I colored my images with Inktense a Stabilo markers.


 Here you see the card in all its glory, snicker...


I hope you liked this - I'll be back next Wednesday with more Katzelkraft inspiration!

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsLost Coast Designs, or Frantic Stamper

Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:



Saturday, October 19, 2019

Funky Fossil New Release

Hi Everyone,

I have great news for you - Funky Fossil has a new stamp release and you will love it!  Here are all the new sets:

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Festive Penguins                                            Joy

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Plant a Garden                            Sew Lovely


For my first card I used the Elegant Tree stencil with gold embossing paste. I cut the cute penguin and his presnets and colored them with water brush pens. Diecut the card base with a stitched die from STAMPlorations and sponged around the tree, once it was dry. Mounted everything on some shimmery card stock.


And now the best news:

Thanks to Sarah Greys generosity I have a give-away for you - you can win  a stamp set of your choice if you comment on this release post! 
And in case you don't want to test your luck you can get a 10% discount this release weekend with code OCTOBER10 

Happy New Stamp Release!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Funky Fossil New Release Preview 2

Hi Everyone,

Funky Fossil has a new stamp release coming out on the 19th and you will love it!  Here is a little preview of the good things to come:




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Plant a Garden                            Sew Lovely


For my first card I used the set "Plant a Garden". I stamped the flowers in two different shades of green and added a bit of color for the blossoms. Colored a strip of scrap paper and stamped the sentiment on it. Could not resist to add the cute little snail.


For my second card I used the "Sew Lovely" set.



I truly is lovely. I put the sentiment in my Misti and stamped it repeatedly over the entire length of the card with Versamark and heat embossed it. I used a stitched die (Cutplorations) to add some subtle stitching to the borders. Sponged over it in blue. I colored the thread spools and cut them out. Added them to my card with foam tape.


Happy Stamping!




Thursday, October 17, 2019

Funky Fossil New Release Preview

Hi Everyone,

Funky Fossil has a new stamp release coming out on the 19th and you will love it!  Here is a little preview of the good things to come:


I used the wonderful geometric stag stencil and combined him with the set "Joy"

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I used white embossing paste for the deer stencil. I used patterned paper as my background. After it had dried, I heat embossed the stamps in white. Added little tone-on tone accents with a water brush pen.



And here is my second card:


I also used the new set "Festive Penguins" in addition to "Joy"


I combined both stamp sets. I heat embossed the pretty wreath in silver and added the cute little penguins. I just love them. I added some Stickles to the pink hat, to make it more festive.


Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

CAS Stencil challenge - patterned paper (first card)
Crafty Hazelnut's PP challenge - anything with PP (first card)
Christmas Kickstart - Woodland creature  (first card)
The Crafters Cafe - use a stencil (first card)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday (second card)

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Day of the Month Card Club Reminder - World Card Making Day

Hallo Ihr Lieben,
Hi Everyone,

ich will Euch an die Day of the Month Card Club Challenge zu erinnern.
I want to remind you about our Day of the Month Card Club challenge.

unser Thema ist:
 the theme is: 

World Card Making Day - anything goes



I am in an autumn mood - obviously! The cute rabbit and snails you can find at RubberMoon and they are designed by my card friend Donna Grey - you can find her under inkyandquirky on Instagram. She is and amazing artist and hand carves all her stamps! The mushrooms are from my favorite RubberDance set

Ich hoffe, ich konnte Euch animieren, mitzumachen!
I hope I enticed you to 


Ich zaehle auf Euch. Ihr habt noch bis zum 31.10. Zeit
I am counting on you! You have until the end of the month (10/31) to do so.



Bei dieser Challenge duerft Ihr waehlen und den Sieger ermitteln. Jeder darf waehlen, auch wenn Ihr nicht mitgemacht habt. Die 3 Teilnehmer, die die meisten Stimmen erhalten, werden zum Sieger gekuert und duerfen sich einen Gewinnerbutton mitnehmen. Die Wahl beginnt am 2. des Monats . Die Gewinner werden am 5. des folgenden Monats vorgestellt und die neue Challenge beginnt dann am 7. des Monats.
This is a voting challenge - the winner will be determined by vote. Everybody can vote, even if you didn't play along. Voting starts on the second of the following month. 
The 3 participants with the most votes will win. 
The winners will be showcased on the 5th of each month and the new challenge will start each month on the seventh.

Das auch alle ganz viel Spass haben, solltet Ihr bei mindestens 3 anderen Teilnehmern kommentieren. Vielleicht bei Leuten , die Ihr noch gar nicht kennt. Mal sehen, vielleicht werden sogar neue Freundschaften geknuepft!
And to make it more fun and appealing it would be great if you could comment on at least 3 other participants - perhaps you'll find some new friends that way. 

Vielleicht bringen wir ein bisschen Glueck und Freude in eure Leben!
I hope we are bringing some happiness in your life!

Es gibt IMMER einen Grund zum Feiern!
 There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate!


Linking up with:

RubberDance October challenge - see picture below
The Sisterhood of Crafters - wood related  (mushrooms grow in the woods)
Lets Craft and Create - anything goes/fall colors

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Katzelkraft - Happy Brrrrthday!

Hi Everyone,

as you all know, Wednesday is Katzelkraft day on my blog. 
I needed a winter birthday card and I still had this fun set flying around on my cluttered craft desk, so I choose that little guy with his big scarf.




He is such a cutie. I die cut those candles  and lightly colored them. Added Scarfie with foam tape and the little sentiment, which is an ancient wooden stamp by Memory Box. CAS and super simple.




Hope you liked this - I'll be back next Wednesday with more Katzelkraft inspiration!

If you feel the urge to buy any Katzelkraft products, you can also order them in the US from those companies: Topflight StampsLost Coast Designs, or Frantic Stamper

Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Perfectly CAS - birthday


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Back Stories With Darnell and Cornelia - #12 Brian

Brian

Brian was excited to have his first real job as a lookout and he wanted to do it right. On the hour, as instructed, he approached the window of the storeroom. He didn't realize it, but the fluorescent box lights emitting greasy yellow light made his soft beige fur glow neon green.

With so much light pouring over his shoulders, Brian had to blink several times before looking out into the night. As he looked across the street to the target house, the hair on his neck stood up. They had been certain the house was vacant! Gil had checked the mailbox for four days straight and assured them the owners were on vacation and the house was empty, but plain as day Brian could clearly see a figure outlined in the window!

Brian had to let Gil know quickly. He sucked in his breath and shot across the room in one long leap, tail tucked between his legs. He misjudged the distance and slammed into the back wall belly-first. As he painfully slid down the wall like a splattered egg, he reached out his paw and flicked off the light switch.

It was several seconds before Brian's breathing returned to normal and his ribs stop making that snapping noise. He only hoped he was in time. He limped out the door and slithered around to the back of the house. Fortunately the gang had just started to line up. Through the wheezing from his broken ribs, Brian let Gil know what he'd seen.

"Are you positive?" Gil hissed. "If you're wrong and we call this heist off for no reason, you'll have ten feral cats at your door!"

"I'm sure! I'm sure! I saw someone!" Brian declared, eager to be so vital on his first assignment. He watched as the gang was dispersed and then a chill went down his back as Gil shot him the stink eye before disappearing into the shadows.

Brian went back to the storeroom, turned on the light, and began to straighten up the mess he had made. As he neared the window, he glanced out and once again he saw the figure across the street. "Vindicated!" he thought, not a little relieved. He reached up his arm to pull down the shade. Oddly, the figure across the street did the same. 

Brian stopped pulling. So did the shadowy figure.

Brian could feel the blood draining from his face and his shoulders slumped. He let go of the shade and slipped under the table. He flattened his ears and covered his eyes with his paws. Too late he remembered the first rule in The Look Out's Book of Rules:
Never leave the light on behind you when you look out a window at night or you'll see your own reflection looking back at you!

Darnell J. Knauss, Author
Cornelia Wenokor, Illustrator
©10/15/2019
Vol. 1 Ep. 12

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Stamp Connection #53

Hi Everyone,

Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 2rd Sunday of the month and this is our 53rd transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements:

Halloween



I decided to go with CAS and one layer. After all it's still my favorite thing do do. I took a new set by Hero Arts that I had treated myself to and lined up those cute bottles with a bit of masking. Colored them in a rainbowy color scheme and added a bit of twine.







Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:


Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps - Halloween Beware

Hi Everybody,

I love Halloween and the latest Crackerbox & Suzy Stamp release added to my beloved stash of Halloween stamps. The new stamps are simply delightful, ahem frightful! 


My stamp supplies:

I lightly stamped the cat to know where it would be and sponged around it in orange and a bit of purple. Stamped the cat and colored the eyes. Added a bit of texture to the background with a stencil. Stamped the sentiment.

Continued on the inside of the card, but left it without color.




Happy Stamping!

And here is our current promotion:

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Linking up with:

Cardz 4 Guyz  - spooky or use orange
Show us your Pussies - Meow-loween

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