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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:


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 & So 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

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Friday, October 11, 2019

Funky Fossils Designs - Foxy Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone,

it's fall, so I went with muted colors and that little cute dashing fox, which reminds me about the woods

Here is the complete set:

I first sponged some brown distress ink on my Kraft card stock and then used the Dashing Background stencil and some embossing paste. I stamped and colored the fox with Inktense and fuzzy cut him. I stamped the fox onto my card base and added the fuzzy cut fox to not miss out on those little outside embellishments.

See you next week with more inspiration!

Happy stenciling!

Linking up with:

Take It, Make It Challenge

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Whittle Winter Scene

 Hi Everyone,

I am starting to panic about not being able to make enough Christmas cards....so I let myself be inspired by the current CAS Christmas challenge - the theme is Winter Scene.

I pulled out my cute Poppy Stamps Whittle dies and created a scene. This was really easy. I used some glitter paste after I sprayed the background with fireworks spray and added those cute little dies. And I am in a no sentiment mood at the moment - this card doesn't really need one, right?

Happy die cutting!

Linking up with

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hunting for Mushrooms with Katzelkraft

Hi Everyone,

as you all know, Wednesday is Katzelkraft day on my blog. I had that left-over background that I made with a Clarity stencil and I wanted to use it.....
(the stencil I linked up to is similar to the one I used)

Since its finally fall here I settled on a fall theme with that little mushroom hunter - I think he'll be successful - at least finding some poisonous ones, LOL! I hope he knows not to eat them....
He is from the Sherlock Holmes set, see the picture below. I colored him with brush pens and cut him out with my Scan 'N Cut.

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:
Basteltraum - see picture below

Take It, Make It Challenge

Monday, October 7, 2019

Day of the Month Card Club - World Card Making Day

Hi Everyone,

This month we are celebration "World Card Making Day" - that means it's an anything goes topic, but it should be a card, of course. Actually that day should be every day....
 For more detail on this day go visit our challenge blog.

We also have a Guest Designer with us Christiane Wo , who was voted winner in challenge #6. Her delightful blog is called eye can stamp, although she has abandoned her blog lately and is now just found on Instagram under the name Vivaldis Frauchen. I also love her sense of humor and she makes really fabulous cards. If you don't know her blog you might want to pay it a visit. It will not disappoint, I promise!

 Now here is my inspiration card:

I bought the September card kit from hero Arts, since I needed to have the cover die with all those windows. It's 25 of them -perfect for an Advent calendar. But for now we are celebrating Halloween soon and the kit is actually a Halloween kit. 

Here you see the outside with all the little windows:

And some more views of the inside.

This is not a quick card to make - beware! But I think the effort is totally worth it!

Besides that - we are celebrating World Card Making Day - that is indeed a very special day, so it needs a special card!

I am counting on you! You have until the end of the month (10/31) to do so.
Please link up HERE

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 first of the following month - June first. 
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.
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. 

There is always a reason to celebrate!

Linking up with:
Simon Says Monday challenge - Fall/autumn (Halloween  - the ultimate fall fest!)
Crafty Calendar - Autumn colors/Halloween  
Send a Smile 4 Kids - anything for kids
Take It, Make It Challenge

Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Card Making Day with Scrapadile

 Hi Everyone,

I had so much fun today making all sorts of DT cards, but I also had to make a card just for fun. I ordered some German stamps from Scrapadile a while back and had them brought over by a friend of mine, who came to visit. He is already back home and I was dying to ink them up. And what is better than World Card Making Day?

Those Kwis are a hoot! See that pink one? He didn't bring a present, but he is definitely eyeing that worm....

Here is my loot:
Anke from Scrapadile was so generous and gave me a few free sets with my order! Thank you so much!!!! I just love your stamps. I am sure I will ink them up often, they are just sooooo much fun!

I stamped the Kiwis and colored them with Inktense pencils. Added black splatters and a strip of patterned paper on the side. Added the heat embossed sentiment with foam tape.

Linking up with:

Die Traumfabrik - Free Birds
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Male Room - CAS

Zum Mitnehmen:

Friday, October 4, 2019

Halloween with Funky Fossil Designs

Hi Everyone,

I had the pleasure to play with one of my Funky Fossil Designs stencils. This one is called Crooked Webs

It makes some real quick Halloween cards. I took black card stock as my base and sprayed with Mr.Huey. After it was dry I punched out three spiders (ancient Martha Stewart punch) in various shades of grey and added Washi tape. The spiders got some glitzy eyes.

See you next week with more inspiration!

Happy stenciling!

Linking up with:

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Crackerbox & So Suzy Stamps - Frightfully Spooky Halloween

Hi Everybody,

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

My stamp supplies:

I started out with a white base card. Planned out where the cat and bug would be and masked off the area of the face. Sponged first the yellow and worked my way up with orange and purple distress inks. Used a cloud stencil. Sponged the bottom with brown and olive green. Added the cat, bug and  bats and heat embossed them. I also heat embossed the sentiment. By mistake I grabbed the white for the top part.....I decided it's okay and left it that way..... Colored in the eyes of the cat and bug with markers. In the end I added some ancient ant stickers from my stash. In retrospect it would have been easier to stamp the critters first and heat emboss them and then sponge.... next time, I guess....

Happy Stamping!

And here are our current promotions:
20% off the new release stamps
Free shipping for orders over $20 (internationally $30)
And you can win a $25 gift certificate to the store!

And last but not least - today is the last day to get

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