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Guest Designing for the 52CCT Challenge

  Hi Everybody!   I am honored to be guest designing for the current 52CCT challenge - the theme is nativity. Luckily I had one stamp set to fulfill this requirement! It's an ancient one from Paper Smooches. Confirmed my belief, that you should not get rid of stamp sets, because on day you will need them! I stamped the nativity scene onto scrap paper and colored it with Copics. Used a dies (not sure by whom) to cut the rays around it. Took some patterned paper as underlay and stamped the sentiment. Very simple. Perhaps you have a nativity stamp in your stash and need to ink it up! See you at 52CCT hopefully! I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting! Happy Stamping! Linking up with:

Funky Fossil Designs - Be Happy

      Hi Everyone, The new May release is now in the shop at  Funky Fossil Designs !  We had a whole week of sneak views.  I did show them daily on  Instagram .  This card is made with the new set Making Waves . It is just adorable. Designed by Elena Zinski (I am a fan!). I stamped the Mermaid and masked it. I sponged the background. Colored the mermaid. Added the fish. Stenciled the plants and air bubbles. Stamped the starfish, colored it and cut it out. Added the starfish and sentiment  to the card. Happy Stamping! Linking up with: Paper Dragonfly challenge  - Mermaids

Topflight Stamps - Tea makes Everything Better

   Hi Everyone, This week it's anything goes on the  Topflight blog .  I love those stamps by Janet Klein from AALL&Create. I am trying to grow my collection...... I used a water colored background and stamped the tea leaves on it in a random pattern, using a lighter and darker green. I stamped the girl on scrap paper and colored her with Copics. Cut her out. Stamped put the sentiment and tea bags and arranged everything on my card. I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting.  See you next week with more  Topflight Stamps  inspiration. And here are the stamp supplies I used:  Tea time Green Oasis , Versafine Linking up with: 613 Avenue Create  - anything goes International Art&Soul  - landscapes Fab n Funky  - feature a creature Nachteulen schaffen Schoenes - anything goes   

Katzelkraft - Chairspoetry with Cats

  Hi Everyone, I am back with my weekly Katzelkraft post. I am playing along with the  Artpoetry challenge  over at Instagram. This week its about chairs poetry. I have been really enjoying this challenge so far! See the picture below that inspired me to make this card. I first stamped the chair and masked it. Stamped the background and did some light sponging. Stamped the cats on scrap paper and colored them. Cut them out. Stamped the cats again onto the card and glued the cut out cats onto the card. stamped the sentiment. Embossed a little strip pf red paper and swiped an ink pad over it. Trimmed the card and added the little red strip to the side of the card. Added the sentiment. Rounded the bottom right corner. The stamps I used are from the following sets: Cats on Books  - KTZ295 , Living Room - KTZ202, Whatchamacallit - KTZ276, Spiral Borders - KTZ286,   Branches - SOLO099   ( FRANCE) Cats on Books  - KTZ295,  Living Room  - KTZ202,  Whatchamacallit  - KTZ276,  Spiral Borders

Release Day at Funky Fossil Designs

     Hi Everyone, The new May release is now in the shop at  Funky Fossil Designs !  We had a whole week of sneak views.  I did show them daily on  Instagram .  This card was quite easy. I used a page from the Urban Vibes paper, gessoed the left upper and right lower corner a bit. Stamped the skate border and heat embossed him. Added a white outline in parts. Stamped and cut the sentiment and added it. This card is made with the new set Making Waves - just adorable. Designed by Elena Zinski (I am a fan!). I drew the rocks and put the Mermaid on them. Did a combination of water coloring and sponging for the background. Added the fish. Stamped the boat onto patterned paper and added it. Sponged the white accents on the water. Added the sentiment. For this card I used the new set "Coral Reef". The pink fish and water bottle are cut out from the new paper pad "Making Waves" I used the Four Shells stencil to add some interest to the background. The bubbles are made with

Hobby Art at Topflight Stamps

   Hi Everyone, This week we are featuring Hobby Art Stamps on the  Topflight blog .  I have a thing for pigeon stamps.... Had to have this set, naturally. I first stamped the statue and then added the pigeons, splatter and sentiment. Elongated the column and colored everything with watercolors. Water-colored the background ad did some additional sponging. Mounted the card on a grey card base. A simple one layer card. I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting.  See you next week with more  Topflight Stamps  inspiration. And here are the stamp supplies I used:  Funky Pigeons ,                        Versafine   

Katzelkraft - Clustered Snowflakes and Grumpy Penguins

Hi Everyone, I am back with my weekly Katzelkraft post. For this weeks card I am playing along over at Facebook with Isa  and one of her Tagalong inspirations -  #tagalongxmas05 with  Red + grey + Snowflake cluster I chose a grey background, stamped the penguins and then the snowflakes. Stamped the penguins again on scrap paper, colored them lightly and cut them out. Added white splatters (more snowflakes) and glued the penguins to the stamped images. Added the sentiment (heat embossed) The stamps I used are from the following sets: Grumpy Penguins - KTZ 145,  Christmas Snowflakes - KTZ282,  Winter Wonderland - KTZ280  ( FRANCE) Grumpy Penguins   - KTZ145,  Christmas Snowflakes   - KTZ282,  Winter Wonderland   - KTZ280     (USA) Hope you liked this - I'll be back next Wednesday with more Katzelkraft inspiration.  Thanks for visiting! Happy Stamping! Linking up with: Stamping Sensations  - anything stamped with some fauna

Funky Fossil Designs - New May Release Coming Soon

    Hi Everyone, The new May release coming into the shop on Friday at  Funky Fossil Designs !  We already had a few sneak views, but I figured I combine some here on my blog - I do show them daily on Instagram , but to write up all those blog posts is a fair amount of work and right now I just don't have the time. So far we have previewed 4 new stamp sets. The card above is with a new Elena  Zinski set called Zip it - you probably recognize her distinct, funky style! I used one of the A7 stamps as background ( Don't Make Me Laugh ) This set is called Love Birds and designed by Tina Ashton. It is very sweet! I used a page from the Kaleidocolor paper pad as my background and one of the speech bubble dies .   My next card is a collage card with the new set Urban Vibes, a page from the new Urban Vibes paper pad and some older Washi tape . And lastly my favorite designer - Donna Grey, who designed this adorable dinosaur set. I colored the images with Copics, the background is brus

Crackerbox Stamps - The Sky's the Limit

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.  I pulled out some of my old  Crackerbox Stamps  for this card .  I used the mirror image stamp to create the shadow. I always find it easier to start with the mirror image. I then stamped the  balloon girl  the usual way, but inked up the balloons in light yellow. I colored in the balloons with markers. I stamped the sentiment on some colored paper and swiped the edges in green. Added it to the card. I masked off a strip on the left side and sponged with the same green. Added white gel pen highlights to the balloons. The stamps I used: Girl with Balloons Sky's the Limit Mirror image rubber I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting! Happy Stamping!

Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Crackerbox 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. Crackerbox Stamps  is one of the super sponsors of the  Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop ! They have wonderful coffee and tea related stamps with some fabulous snark mixed in! See for our little Crackerbox Blog Hop HERE I first stamped Helen with her coffee . Colored her with Copics. Masked her and sponged around her with distress oxide inks.  Stamped the  sentiment . Trimmed the card and added a strip of patterned paper on the side. The stamps I used: sentiment after coffee Helen with Coffee  Here you can see all the wonderful DT projects: Martha Lucia Gomez Ericka Strange Shanna Slater Tracy McLennon Vicky Briggs Nadine Carlier Marcia Caradinta And now the fun details: Crackerbox Stamps will have 20% OFF in the drinks, coffee & tea category from May 6th to May 13th. You need to comment on the CB blog hop

Crackerbox Stamps - #happybirthday

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. I made this card with some of the recent release stamps from  Crackerbox Stamps .  There are lovely new stamps and sentiments. Go and check them out  HERE . I first stamped the cell phone. Stamped the elephant inside.  Colored it with Copic markers. Glued it onto some card board and cut it out. Stamped the  sentiments onto the card base and the fireworks. Glued the cell phone onto the card base and did a second impression of the fireworks onto the phone (I had them on my Misti). The stamps I used: Cellphone and hashtags sweet Birthday Elephant Fireworks set of 2 Hashtags nice   Hashtags snarky Hashtags sweet I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting! Happy Stamping! Linking up with: Simon Says Monday challenge - masculine AAA Challenge - birthday AAA Birthday challenge - Let's party

Topflight Stamps - Flat Lay Flower Poetry

    Hi Everyone, This week it's anything goes on the  Topflight blog .  I am playing along with the  Artpoetry challenge  over at Instagram. This week its about flat lay flower poetry . I had no idea what this is......But it's quite a fantastic inspiration! I have been really enjoying this challenge so far! See the picture below that inspired me to make this card.  I stamped the plants - a mixture of Katzelkraft and Lavinia stamps onto patterned paper in various shades of green. Added some white gel pen highlights. The sentiment is from Darkroom Door and heat embossed. Added it with foam tape for some dimension. Mounted everything onto a grey card base.  And here is the inspiration picture : I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting.  See you next week with more  Topflight Stamps  inspiration. And here are the stamp supplies I used:  Flowers and Nature,    Wild Flowers ,   Poppy Pods Lavinia Star Burst set (not the same, but would work) Peeling Paint paper pad Darkroom  Door