DT Stempelgarten Challenge October


Hi everyone,

we have a new theme for the Stempelgarten Challenge – this month it's all about «Dies».


I created a Baby card for a sweet little boy using dies from Impression Obsession (Stork), My Favorite Things (Cross-Stitched Rectangle) and Simon Says Stamp (Baby).

The patterned paper in this beautiful turquoise color is from Bazzill Basics Paper. I die-cut the word «baby» from silver foil cardstock and heat embossed the little stamped «hello» (also from SSS). I added silver star sequins and a tiny die-cut star around the sentiment.

This challenge will run until October 31th, 2015 and you can win a voucher with a value of CHF 20.– for the Stempelgarten Online Shop.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Challenge #6


Happy Saturday everyone,

it's time for a new Make it Crafty Clean and Simple Challenge. The theme for October is «Bright Colors».

Here is a sneak peek of my creation:

Now hop over to the Make it Crafty Store Blog to see the full card and all the beautiful projects from my lovely team mates. We also announced the winner and the Top 3 of our «Shades of Black & White» challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

DT Make it Crafty CAS Inspiration | Beach Wedding


Hi crafty peeps,

I'm back again with another Make it Crafty Clean & Simple inspiration card.

For this wedding card I created a fun scene by combining two MiC digi stamps: Over the Threshold and Tropical Beach.

For the sky background and the sand I did some Ink Blending using Dye Inks (Simon Says Stamp and Memento) and Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools. To secure the other images I masked them off. Therefore I did a lot of fussy cutting – but it was worth it in the end ;-) The rest of my beach wedding scene was colored with Copics.

To make the sentiment (which is from Stampin' Up! and means «Congrats to you two») pop against the sand I heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Homework OCC | Watercolor: Exploring Mediums | Day 2


Hi everyone,

Today I want to show you my homework for the Online Card Class Watercolor for Card Makers: Exploring Mediums.


I made a Baby card for Day 2 where Kristina Werner showed us how to do No-Line Watercoloring with Distress Inks.

At first I stamped the elephant, bunny and soap bubbles from the cute Mama Elephant «Ella & Friends» stamp set in «Pumice Stone». To get a lighter impression of the images for the no-line coloring look I stamped them on a piece of scratch paper first. Then I stamped the 2nd generation onto my Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I colored the elephant with «Iced Spruce» and the bunny with «Pumice Stone». For the light blue wash around the images I used my one and only ;-) Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Brush (036 – Light Blue).

The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant «Just Hatched» stamp set and I heat embossed it with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder by Ranger. I used the largest «Stitched Rectangle» die from Simon Says Stamp to cut my watercolor panel. I also die-cut the ME «Femme Frames» scalloped rectangle from blue cardstock and adhered everything to a grey card base.

I embellished my card with two paper banners and a tiny blue die-cut heart.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Skipping Stones Design | Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hello again,

if you're looking for my Skipping Stones Stamp & Share Challenge #2 post, please click here or just scroll down.

Today, Skipping Stones Design has the honor to take part in the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I created this fall-themed coffee card using images from the Skipping Stones Design Funny Coffee Vol.#1 stamp set.

I colored the coffee travel mug with Copics and fussy cut it. The patterned papers are from Echo Park and Fancy Pants. To cut out the striped patterned paper I used a Simon Says Stamp «Stitched Circle» die and matted it with another circle of Dark Brown cardstock. I also die-cut the SSS «Circle Loops» from Ivory cardstock. The banner die which I used for the sentiment is from Stampin' Up!. I cut a thin strip of Coffee Glitter Cardboard and also punched out a little heart.

The pretty wooden leaves are from my stash and I tucked them behind the coffee travel mug which was adhered with doubled-up foam tape. I embellished my card with Enamel Dots from Studio Calico and My Mind's Eye.

Now please head over to the Skipping Stones Design Blog to see what the DT created for this special hop. SSD is giving away a Funny Coffee set and a $15 gift card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Skipping Stones Design | Stamp & Share Challenge #2

Hi peeps,

today starts our second Skipping Stones Stamp & Share Challenge.

This time we have an inspiration photo for you.

photo source

And here is my take:

Since the inspiration photo has a special mood, I decided to do some Ink Smooshing on my card incorporating the grey and turquoise tones. The Distress Inks I used are «Pumice Stone» and «Peacock Feathers». I also added some random ink splatters with a paint brush. When everything was completely dry, I white heat embossed the bird on a branch and the «Hello» sentiment from the Heartsong 2 stamp set.

For the challenge details and the cards of my team mates please hop over to the Skipping Stones Design Blog. And don't forget – a free SSD stamp set will be given away to one random entry!

Thank you so much for stopping by! See you later today with another fun post!

If you want to share your SSD creations with us on social media, use #skippingstonesdesign
and if you upload to Splitcoaststampers use the key words SSD and skippingstonedesign.

DT Skipping Stones Design | Ombré Butterfly


Hi everyone,

today I'm back again on the Skipping Stones Design Blog to share with you another Butterfly card (yes, I really LOVE butterflies *giggle*).

I used one of the larger images from the Breathtaking Butterflies set and stamped it with an Ombré ink (Tide Pool to Navy) by Hero Arts. I really love the gradient you can achieve with just one ink pad. I stamped the beautiful LIFE quote underneath the butterfly in Versafine «Onyx Black» which gives a really crisp impression since the text is very small.

When I looked at my card it reminded me of a butterfly specimen in a nature museum's exhibition or something like that. So I had to frame it using the Stitched Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

If you want to share your SSD creations with us on social media, use #skippingstonesdesign
and if you upload to Splitcoaststampers use the key words SSD and skippingstonedesign.
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