Hello Bluebird • Woodland Littles • Building a Wreath

23.05.2018

Hi peeps,

Woot, woot! Today I'm over on the Hello Bluebird Blog with my very first post. Made this CAS birthday card featuring the Woodland Littles stamp set and showing you how to build a wreath by using small images.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Flamingo • You Are The Best

21.05.2018

Hello everyone,

have you seen the gorgeous new Hello Bluebird May release? It's jam packed with the cutest stamps and companion dies as well as two great stand-alone die sets.

Before I can show you some samples featuring the new amazing products, I have this card for you today.

I chose the flamingo from the fun Silly Birds set. First, I cut a window with one of the MFT «Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window» Die-namics. For the background, I picked three Distress Oxide Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China. I did the ink blending directly on my card base which goes right behind the circle opening. I also added some ink splatters in the same colors.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Greetings Bear set in VersaFine «Onyx Black» and cut out the word «you» with the coordinating die. I adhered the panel and the flamingo with foam tape. To decorate my card, I stamped and die cut some flowers and leaves from the Silly Birds and Jungle Littles set. All images were colored with Copics. Finally, I adhered two matching enamel dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by! See you soon!
Anja

Memory Box Drifting Side Butterfly • Infinitely Grateful

18.05.2018

Hello everyone,

it's no secret that I love butterflies ;-) So of course, I had to have the Memory Box «Drifting Side Butterfly». It comes with two dies – a solid and an intricate outline one.

This is the simple card that I made:

For the solid part, I used a blue leftover Alcohol Ink piece and cut the intricate outline from silver cardstock. I die cut the chevron patterned paper (Cocoa Vanilla Studio «More Than Words») with the largest of the My Favorite Things «Stitched Wonky Rectangle STAX» Die-namics. Next, I did some random splatters with «Blueprint Sketch» Distress Oxide Ink.

The sentiment is from the MFT «Geometric Greenery» set and I white heat embossed it on a banner. Therefore, I used «Steel Grey» cardstock and one of the «Stitched Sentiment Strips» Die-namics, both by MFT, too. Finally, I popped up the butterfly and banner with foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Anja

Hello Bluebird • Springtime • Oh Happy Day!

16.05.2018

Hi peeps,

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably read about my excitement that I joined the Hello Bluebird Design Team. I'm still so thrilled and thankful to be part of this amazingly talented group of wonderful ladies.


And have you heard the other exciting news? The new May release is just around the corner and will go live tomorrow! I'm pretty sure you will love the upcoming cute products as much as I do ;-)

Since I haven't had the chance to play with the new products yet, I'm sharing a card using one of the already existing sets with you. It's called Springtime and features the sweetest little critters.

I colored them with Copics and added details with Prismacolor Pencils (the cat's fur) and a white gelly roll pen. For the background, I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen) and sprinkled on lots of water for this fun texture. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and adhered «Ice Cube Mix Jewels» by Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

Be sure to visit the Hello Bluebird Blog to check out the new release previews and don't forget to comment for your chance to win one of three $25 Gift Certificates to the Hello Bluebird Shop.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a happy day!
Anja!

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #65

15.05.2018

Good morning everyone,

the month is halfway through – so this means there's time for a new challenge theme over at the bastel-traum.ch blog: «Rainbow Colors/Fantasy».
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until June 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I love rainbows and created this fun shaker card using the cute Piñata from the Lawn Fawn «Year Seven» stamp set.

A few months ago, Lawn Fawn released the perfect «Really Rainbow» paper pack and I adhered one of the rainbow stripe designs to my card base. For my shaker element, I die cut the largest of the «Stitched Circle Tags» twice from white card stock. I also cut out a circle window from the top layer and adhered a piece of acetate behind it. I filled my shaker with the most gorgeous Rainbow Diamonds and Jewels by Little Things from Lucy's Cards.


I attached the piñata with «Black Tie Single Cord» to the top of the tag, so it would dangle freely if you shake the card. Finally, I white heat embossed the «Happy Birthday» sentiment from the «Hay There» set on a stitched banner (MFT «Stitched Sentiments Strips» Die-namics).

I'm playing along with the current Lawn Fawnatics Card Sketch Challenge:


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

DT Stempelgarten Challenge May

05.05.2018

Hi everyone,

sadly, this will be our last Stempelgarten Challenge for the moment. The new theme is «Animals». Of course, I love to create cards with cute critters!

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.ch/

I made this fun card using the My Favorite Things «Jungle Vibes» stamp set and the gorgeous «Celebrate» word die.

I colored the sweet animals with Copics and fussy cut them out with scissors. The frame is from the MFT «Blueprints 27» Die-namics set. I sponged and sprinkled the papers that went behind the window openings with Distress Oxide Inks. The word «celebrate» was die cut three times, stacked for dimension and covered with clear embossing powder.

You will have time until May 20th, 2018 to join the Stempelgarten Challenge and this is the prize you could win:


A craft package from the Stempelgarten Online Shop with a value of CHF 20.–.

I'm entering the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the theme «Animal Magic».

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Anja

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #64

15.04.2018

Good morning crafty friends,

Spring is finally here and there's a new theme over at the bastel-traum.ch blog: «Flowers/Mother's Day».
http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ch/ 
This challenge will run until May 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I created this floral Mother's Day card for my mom using the gorgeous WPlus9 «Kind Soul» stamp.

I watercolored these beautiful flowers with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and fussy cut them out leaving a small white border. Next, I adhered them to a light pink top-folding card base on which I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps «Fresh Flowers» set. I kept the card simple and only added some Nuvo Jewel Drops.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful Sunday!
Anja
 
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