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East meets West

Hi Everyone, I like to play in challenges that have interesting themes. Besides that, I really need to get into Christmas card making... Lost Coast Designs  with its theme East meets West spoke to me. So I pulled out this ancient die cut from Paper Smooches and sponged a background. Added some stamps form another Paper Smooches set. Hope you liked this. Happy Stamping! Linking up with: Lost Coast Designs - East meets West Watercooler Wednesday - occasions   

Funky Fossil Designs - You are Fur-bulous

Hi Everyone, I am still having a lot of fun playing with the  new release from  Funky Fossil Designs ! The dogs are from the set  Furry Friends  and the bee and flower are from the set  Bees Knees , both designed by Donna Gray. I am sure you all know her from being on the DT for Craft Stamper Magazine and she has designed for various stamp companies in the past. And I am soooo happy she now designs for Funky Fossil Designs, as I am a huge fan of her whimsical stamps. You may want to  follow her on Instagram  - such a treat! Those are the two sets I used:        Furry Friends ,  Bees Knees I masked a bit and stamped. Colored with Inktense and markers.  Added the sentiment. Trimmed the card and added some strips of patterned paper. Super easy to make. Happy Stamping!  Linking up with: Perfectly CAS - animals Challenge up your Life - animals Cute Card Thursday - stripes Allsorts challenge - magical words

Sympathy cards with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

Hi Everybody, Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. Affiliate links may be used in the links provided below. Unfortunately COVID 19 struck New Jersey hard and I needed  several sympathy cards. Such  disturbing times...... Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps has a nice selection of them, you can see them all  HERE . I made a background with alcohol inks. always amazing what you can create with them. The sentiment you can find  HERE . I stamped it on vellum. I also used a larger sentiment inside, but I forgot to photograph it. You can see it   HERE .  This is the second card I made. Same stamps, just different background. Here are the 20% off stamp sale categories and card techniques. We also have a big sale on  nurse, doctor and medical-stamps . You can get $5.00 store credit  once a week . Each month we will have several categories on sale for 20% OFF and a technique for that month. All y

Penguins love Coffee

Hi Everyone, It's  Topflight Stamps   day!  And since it's also the spring/summer Coffee Blog hop you get a coffee card from me today! Topflight Stamps is a sponsor for the  2020 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  and is offering up a $25 gift card.  Topflight Stamps is one of the Super Sponsors. I first stamped the half tone circle in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. I stamped the penguin, masked it and then the coffee cup and cut them out. Colored them with Inktense and markers. I then glued the penguin/cup onto the card. Trimmed it and added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom and some Bakers Twine. I hope you liked this! See you next week with more  Topflight Stamps  inspiration. Here are the stamp supplies I used: Use code  FUNSTAMPING  to get 12% discount at  Topflight Stamps . Katzelkraft Penguins ,  Half Tone Circle ,  Coffee and Tea to go Hunkydory Prism brush marker ,  Versafine ink  Linking

Guest Designing for The Male Room Challenge #137

Hi Everyone, I have the honor to be guest designing for the  current Male Room challenge , where the theme is "Landscape" in a male version! Thank you so much Male Room for having me! I had this landscape die (Altenew) in my stash - an NBUS, that I thought is perfect for this challenge. I took a paint chip to get the perfect color graduation, although for the middle color I had to take a different paper from my stash. The sentiment is an old one by STAMPlorations. So curious how you will interpret this theme! See you at The Male Room ! Linking up with: Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes

Katzelkraft - Coffee First

Hi Everyone, temporarily I switched to Tuesday for my Katzelkraft postings. And since it's the Coffee Lovers Blog hop right now I thought I make a coffee themed card. I finally can play with those  wonderful owls - one of the latest Katzelkraft sets. And as usual those animals have quite the personality! Les Chouchettes  -  KTZ237 , Five O'Clock   - KTZ199 , Mugs  -  KTZ201   (FRANCE) Owls  -  KTZ237 ,   Five O'Clock - KTZ199,     Coffee and Tea to go  -  KTZ201  (USA) Stamped the owl. Did a little bit of masking. Stamped the coffee cup. Colored with markers and Inktense. Added the sentiment. Then I thought it looked a bit bare and added the stencil ( Funky Fossil Designs ) and sponged around the outside of the card. 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:  Top

Jingle all the Way

Hi Everyone, I finally got myself to make a Christmas card - I hardly made any this year. Usually I already have a little stack by now.... I am playing a long with 52CCT - the theme is embossing. I used a cutting plate from Neat&Tangled for my embossing and my favorite characters from Dixi Craft. I used shimmer card stock - I think it shows in the photo. Added the sentiment and two green gems for a bit of bling and sparkle. Happy embossing everyone! Linking up with:  52 CCT - embossing Jingle Belles - bling The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - anything goes

Funky Fossil Designs - Need a Buzz?

Hi Everyone, Funky Fossil Designs  is one of the sponsors for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers hop and I wanted to show off some of their wonderful coffee related merchandise! I have linked the supplies below. Colored with water brush pens. Used the  Coffee Bean Background stencil  to add a bit more interest Those are the two sets I used: Pugs and Hugs ,  Bees Knees Coffee Bean Background stencil Funky Fossil offers a £20 credit to the store on offer AND to celebrate this fab hop there is 15% off everything in store this week, until 29 May, when you use the code  FOSSIL15  at checkout :) Happy Stamping!  Linking up with:   Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers hop Cute Card Thursday  - critter

Spring-Summer Coffee Hop with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

Hi Everybody, Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. Affiliate links may be used in the links provided below. Welcome to the Spring/Summer Coffee Blog Hop with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps ! Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps is a super sponsor for this hop. We have a whole lot of coffee stamps for you, you can see them all  HERE .  For this card I used the pretty, old fashioned  Cup with Flowers . I colored it with Inktense and markers. Added the heat embossed sentiment . I then ran it through my Big Shot using a stitched border embossing plate  (STAMPlorations) and added some enamel dots. you can see that I got my color inspiration form the pretty coffee hop banner! We also have a big sale on  nurse, doctor and medical-stamps  this month .   Here are the 20% off stamp sale categories and card techniques  and  25% off all Coffee/Drink stamps use coupon code : CoffeeHop25 You can get $5.00 store