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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Warm Winter Wishes

Hi Everybody,

I have a winter themed card for you today made with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.


My stamping supplies:

I used that bowl/snowglobe before and kept the mask I made for it. That made this really easy. I stamped the globe, fitted the cork in it with a stamp positioner. Stamped the snowman and masked it. Sponged distress ink around - also made a tiny mask for the reflection. Colored with water brush pens and added the sentiment (Cutplorations die). Splattered water, but it didn't show very well, so I added white gel pen "snowflakes". 


During the month of December all the stamps in the shop are 30% off.
 Copic markers and stencils are 20% off:


Happy Stamping and Happy New Year my friends!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Katzelkraft - Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Merry Christmas  to all of you.
And as luck will have it  it's Wednesday  - my Katzelkraft day. 


I thought that the cozy raccoon KTZ 146 would be perfect for Christmas. I used an old background I made a while ago. I stamped and colored with water brush pens and Stabilo markers. I used a Simon Says die to cut the panel.
I did not think it needed a sentiment.


There are quite a few brand new solo stamps in the store - you may want to check them out!

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:

Shopping our Stash - happy Holidays
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - anything  Christmas

Grab Our Badge!The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Katzelkraft - Fox Family

Hi Everyone,

as you all know, Wednesday is Katzelkraft day on my blog. 
There are some brand new solo stamps in the store - you may want to check them out!


I used that adorable Fox Family. I stamped and colored the foxes with Inktense. I fuzzy cut them. I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder as background and arranged the foxes on my card. The large fox II also stamped on the card base and only added the cut out fox - I had no patience to cut out the tree as well....
Added the sentiment (Inkystamps) - it means merry Christmas, I am sure you guessed that.



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:

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Day of the Month Card Club Reminder - Poinsettia 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: 

Poinsettia Day



All my stamps are by Crackerbox-Suzy Stamps. I stamped the wonderful Poinsettia and heat embossed it in gold. I then sprinkled Brushos on it. I used ultramarine blue and yellow. I heat embossed the sentiment onto vellum.

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


Ich zaehle auf Euch. Ihr habt noch bis zum 31.12. Zeit
I am counting on you! You have until the end of the month (12/31) 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:
Christmas Kickstart - anything Christmas
Shopping our Stash - happy holidays

Grab the BadgeGrab Our Badge!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

CAS Christmas

Hi Everyone,

I have two CAS Christmas cards for you today. Believe it or not, but I ran out of Christmas cards, despite making them all year long. I guess I will continue in January, LOL!
So the easiest way to go about this is with CAS cards.



My first card I made with that adorable bear carved by Donna Gray and available at Rubbermoon. I adorned him with a Santa hat by Katzelkraft and added generous Stickles to the brim. The sentiment I doctored - its an ancient one by Inkadinkadoo that says "a very merry Christmas". I masked of the "m" and drew in a "b". The "r" was easy to make into an "a". 


My second card is in red and white fir some challenge, that I now can't remember which one it was....probably over by now. I used supplies by Funky fossil Designs - the stamp is from the set Joy and the stencil is called Microdots. The die cuts are from Dixi Craft. 


Linking up with:
Card Concept - see picture below (first card - CAS)
Perfectly CAS - celebrate (first card)


Friday, December 13, 2019

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Happy New Year!

Hi Everybody,

I have something else for you today - a New Years card. I just couldn't stomach making another Christmas card.....


My stamping supplies:


I first made the background with distress inks.


Stamped the frog in light green ink


Used Inktense pencils and Stabilo markers to color the frog, practicing no line coloring. It too a while, but I am happy with the results.  I added the sprays with silver embossing and the dot Splatters with gold embossing to have a little firework in the sky. The sentiment I only inked up partially and stamped it on the card.


Hope you liked this!
Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Katzelkraft - Jingle all the Way

Hi Everyone,

as you all know, Wednesday is Katzelkraft day on my blog. 
Those new sets are so much fun!!!!



Les Quilles - KTZ 233, Noel Sleigh -  KTZ214 


Accessories - KTZ156

I stamped with a bit of masking and colored as usual with Inktense pencils. Added teh sentimetn. Found it a bit bland and then discovered this cut out circle scrap in my heap of leftovers. Added it for more interest.


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:

Time Out - Merry and Cheerful



Sunday, December 8, 2019

Stamp Connection #55

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 2nd Sunday of the month and this is our 55th transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements:
Snarky Christmas



I used patterned paper for my background and selected my colors accordingly. The funny stamp and sentiment are by Art Impressions. I colored with Inktense pencils.



Here is a slightly different view. 





Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Christmas Crafts all year Round - Santa, Mrs. Claus or Elves
52 CCT - pick prior challenge (April 2019 - snarky)
Inkspirational - naughty
Winter Wonderland - anything Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Day of the Month Card Club - Poinsettia 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: 

Poinsettia



Used a Sizzix die cut by Tim Holtz with Brushos and photo paper. Added the sentiment and sequins. Super easy!

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


Ich zaehle auf Euch. Ihr habt noch bis zum 30.12. Zeit
I am counting on you! You have until the end of the month (12/30) 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:

Die Cut Divas - get ready for Christmas

Grab our Badge




Friday, December 6, 2019

Funky Fossil - Golden Stag

Hi Everyone,

I am back with my weekly Funky Fossil card.


I used the geometric stag stencil again - just such a majestic stencil! I used gold embossing paste on patterned paper. I actually had this lying around for a while, because I really didn't like the way it looked until I had the idea to sponge the paper with dark green ink. Well, that did the trick. Used a sentiment that was also flying around on my craft desk for a few weeks now..... Added FineTec gold mica splatters.


Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Take It, Make It Challenge

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Katzelkraft - You're out of this World

Hi Everyone,

as you all know, Wednesday is Katzelkraft day on my blog. 
I am taking my inspiration from just about anything. Recently I saw this amazing Live in HD transmission Philip Glass opera Ahknaten from the Metropolitan Opera. and I figured at least one of the scenes needs to be turned into a card......


I made the background with a stencil I made using a round die. Added the little creature and colored it with Inktense and FineTec Mica. 


I fuzzy cut the creature, stamped it again onto the background and added the colored version. Added the sentiment (Altenew). I trimmed the card and added it to a card base with a little strip of patterned paper at the bottom.


Here is a youtube trailor from this opera



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:
Craft Stamper - anything goes

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Delft Tiles Inspired Christmas Card

Hi Everybody,

and yet another Christmas card. At this point, I am looking forward making non-Christmas cards again....

I recently went on a trip to Holland and visited Delft, which is just an amazingly beautiful old town. Delft pottery and Delft tiles are famous and I wanted to recreated that on a card.


This card actually was not easy to create. I tried out how to arrange the stamp on my card on scrap paper. Stamping the Snowflake Present 4 times seemed to be best. I ended up trimming the card base more and more..... Mounted it onto blue card stock, that I liberally splattered on. Even that I ended up trimming and finally mounting it on a regular card base. 


But still something was missing...so I added Stickles to all those little snowflakes. Finally I was happy!



Fiddled the sentiment in at the bottom. Too bad you can't see very well how nice it sparkles.


And for the  last day today:

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Happy Stamping!


And just to show you what Delft tiles might look like: