DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge April


Hello everyone,

it's the 15th of the month and time for the new bastel-traum.ch Challenge.
This time we have a fun bingo chart for you:

The challenge will run until May 15th, 8:55 am CET.

I created a card using the right vertical line: Flower – Embossing – Wood – Yellow.

At first, I ran my kraft card base through my Cuttlebug with a striped embossing folder from Darice to create some texture. Then I die-cut a piece of  ivory cardstock using my beloved stitched dies from Simon Says Stamp. I also created a circle window with the stitched detail on the outside and adhered the panel using foam tape. I stamped the gorgeous flower from the Clearly Besotted Stamps «Fresh Flowers» stamp set and did some Copic coloring. I fussy cut the flower leaving a small white border and placed it right into the window with foam tape, too. Love the dimension it creates.

For the sentiment I die-cut this beautiful scripty word «Sending» from SSS Cherry Wood Veneer Paper and also two layers of white cardstock and stacked them together. I did the same with the little heart. They kinda look like stickers or chipboard embellishments. Then I stamped the «Hugs & Kisses» from the «Fresh Flowers» stamp set on a strip of vellum and heat embossed it in white. I cut a little banner and carefully glued it behind the «Sending» die cut. Finally, I added some «Sparkling Clear» and «Lemon Merinque» sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and called it done ;o)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #320


Good morning,

it's Tuesday again and we have a new theme over at the Everybody-Art-Challenge – we want to see some «Pearls» on your creations.

Only a few weeks ago, I already created this card for the Same but different challenge using the beautiful «Doodlie-do» stamp set by Papertrey Ink.

Since the stamps were still mounted to my Fiskars stamp press, I decided to re-create the card because I really liked the arrangement. This time I heat embossed the flowers in «Cameo Coral» from Stampin' Up! on a piece of Bazzill «Taffy» cardstock. Then I die-cut the word «Happy» («Tipped Top Dies» by Papertrey Ink) directly from my panel. Below that negative I stamped and heat embossed the «birthday» sentiment from the PTI «Keep it Simple: Birthday» stamp set.

I adhered my panel to a «Cameo Coral» card base using lots of foam tape. To comply to the challenge theme, I added some matching Doodlebug pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Make it Crafty Design Team Call


Hi everyone,

Zoe from Make it Crafty  is currently having a Design Team Call. This brand new team will be focusing on Clean and Simple cards.


I really like that idea to create cards by combining her gorgeous images with a clean and simple design. I will take the chance to apply because I love coloring characters and am doing more CAS cards lately.

And here is the card I made:

Therefore I chose one of my favorite Make it Crafty images – «Tress Joyful». This little beauty is available in rubber and also as a digi stamp. I already used her on this card last year and she is so much fun to color. Love her happy pose and that awesome hair.

I colored her with Distress markers and then masked her off to create the background with the My Favorite Things «Sun Ray» stencil and Simon Says Stamp inks («Audrey Blue» and «Sea Glass»). For the sentiment I die-cut the Papertrey Ink «hello» from sparkly red glitter cardstock and two layers white cardstock and stacked them together for a little bit dimension.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #319


Good morning peeps,

hope you spent some wonderful Easter days. We were even surprised by snow but now I wish for Spring!

The new theme for the Everybody-Art-Challenge is «Sequins». They are just perfect to embellish a card.

For my birthday card I used the beautiful «Painted Flowers» stamp set by Altenew. To be honest, I had several attempts to get these single images layered. But I so love the look of these pretty blooms and with a bit of practice it went much better.

I covered the «Happy» die cut («Tipped Top Dies» by Papertrey Ink) with two coats of clear embossing powder and stamped the birthday sentiment underneath («Say It In Style» by Clearly Besotted Stamps). To finish my card, I added only three sequins because I didn't want to overload my design.

I'm entering my card to the following challenges:

Naughty Or Nice Challenge
NON 14 : In Bloom
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Happy Birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge April


Good morning everyone,

I hope you are having a great time with your family and friends on Easter.


Today starts the new Stempelgarten Challenge with the theme «Butterflies and/or Dragonflies».

I love to do watercoloring lately and used my Distress Inks for this happy background. At first, I heat embossed the butterfly from Inkadinkado (designed by Brenda Walton) in white. Then I wet the area around the butterfly and added three different colors by loosely dabbing my brush. I also did some fun splatters.

The sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps and I cut a little banner and popped it up with foam tape. To embellish my card I added my beloved enamel dots.

This challenge runs until April 30th, 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! Have a wonderful Easter sunday!

DT Everybody-Art-Challenge #318


Good morning peeps,

Easter is just around the corner and I have a lot to do ;o) So I will keep this post shorter than usual.

This week's theme over at the Everybody-Art-Challenge is an easy and popular one: Anything goes.

I created a «Good Luck» card using the «Off the Grid» stamp from Stampin' Up! which I heat embossed in silver. Then I sprinkled on some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in «Citron». I die-cut Mama Elephant's «No Peeking» tag from white cardstock and also from vellum and layered them slightly offset. This gorgeous shamrock die is from Memory Box and I coated it with Glossy Accents to create my own embellishment.

I enter my card to the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Same but different #7


Hi everyone,

it's time again for our monthly «Same but different» challenge. Do you want to know more about this challenge? Please click HERE.

This time we used the beautiful «Doodlie-do» stamp set from Papertrey Ink:

And here is my take:

At first, I wanted to color in all these pretty flowers but then I thought they would also look great on vellum, which I cut to the same size as my ivory cardstock. I arranged the single images on my Fiskars stamp press, stamped them in VersaMark ink and heat embossed everything with white embossing powder. On the back of my card, I adhered the vellum with double-sided tape. Because of the soft and elegant look, I decided to make this a wedding card. So I stamped the «Happy For You» sentiment, which I also heat embossed in white and added some sparkling clear and golden Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

If you have the same stamp set and get inspired by our challenge, feel free to play it with us! Leave a direct link to your project in the comment field below (No back links, please! It will be funnier to see new creations!). You can also upload your cards to our Same but different challenge Flickr gallery!

We want to thank Stéphanie and Kymona for joining our last challenge! If you'd like to you can grab our badge and display it on your blogs. Hope to see you soon ;o)

Now hop over to Francine to see her awesome creation.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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