DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #56


Hello everyone,

it's the 15th of the month and this means we have a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog: Anything Goes.
This challenge will run until September 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I went with the Clean and Simple style and created this card using the gorgeous floral stamp from the Concord & 9th «Hello Lovely» set.

I stamped it in VersaMark at the top of a piece of coral cardstock and simply heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Love this tone-on-tone look. I also heat embossed the German sentiment (which means «Congratulations»; Dani Peuss Klartext-Stempel «Glückwunsch») in white.

To finish off my card, I added some small Nuvo «Morning Dew» Crystal Drops which dry perfectly clear.

With my card, I'm taking part at the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #12: Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge August


Happy Saturday,

not much crafting lately, but we have a brand-new theme over at the Stempelgarten Challenge – «Summertime».


I made a fun summer card using this cutie from the MFT Birdie Brown «Penguins in Paradise» stamp set.

One of my crafty goals this year is to use more of my hoarded patterned papers. I picked the «Lovely Day» paper pad by American Crafts and created a little beach scene. For the penguins shorts and the ball I did some Paper Piecing.

The palm tree was made with dies from the MFT «Beach Scene Builder Scene» Die-namics. The «HOT» sentiment on the little sign comes from the «Label Maker Love» set.

You will have time until August 31st, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:

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

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

DT bastel-traum.ch Challenge #55


Hi peeps,

it's time for a new challenge over at the bastel-traum.ch Blog.
This time we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you. Feel free to use the colors shown on the pic.

This challenge will run until August 15th, 8:55 am CET (Central European Time).

I created this floral card using the Paper Smooches «Best Buds» stamp set, my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Distress Oxide Inks for the background.

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

Make it Crafty Special Blog Hop


Hi everyone,

today I have the honor to be part of a special blog hop over at Make it Crafty. Thank you so much Zoe for inviting me!

Zoe has really exciting news for you! She has always been an admirer of Krista Smith's gorgeous illustrations and she's happy to introduce the brand new Funky Girls to all of you. They are now available at the Make it Crafty Store.

The design team and special guests have added their magic to these wonderful images to offer you lots of ideas on how you can get creative with them.

I had the pleasure to create a card with the sweet Relax with Wine Digi Stamp:

I colored her with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. You can't see it on the photo, but I covered the wine glass with Glossy Accents for some extra shine. The «Cheers» die and the stamped sentiment are by My Favorite Things.

And here is the complete blog hop list to get on with the inspiration:

Anja —> you are here ;-)
Store Blog 

Chance to become a guest designer!
As you soak up the inspiration, leave some love along the way as Zoe will be offering two random commenters a chance to guest on the Make it Crafty team for two months! We want you to come join the fun at Make it Crafty and be part of the team! The winners will receive a package of chippie goodness to play with and access to design and create with images from the digital stamps available in the MiC store. Winners will be contacted on Monday 10th of July to confirm they would like to be our guest.

Thank you so much for hopping on by today!

DT Stempelgarten Challenge July


Good morning,

Summer is in full swing and today starts a new Stempelgarten Challenge with the theme «Anything that flies».


I came up with this card using the plane and banner from the lovely Memory Box «Flying High» stamp set.

For the colorful background, I blended together Distress Inks («Salty Ocean» and «Tumbled Glass» at the top) and Distress Oxide Inks («Fossilized Amber» and «Worn Lipstick» at the bottom). I also added sprinkles of water to lift the color here and there.

I colored the stamped images with Copics, fussy cut everything out and popped it up with foam tape. To complete my sky scene, I adhered die-cut clouds (My Favorite Things «Puffy Clouds» Die-namics). I also added two red die-cut hearts and some small Nuvo Crystal Drops in white.

The striped paper is from the MFT «Black & White Basics» 6x6 paper pack which creates a nice neutral contrast to the summer colors on my card.

You will have time until July 31st, 2017 to join our challenge and this is the prize you could win:

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

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an uplifting day!

MFT Camp Create Bonus: Divine Dry Embossing


Hi peeps,

when you can't sleep because of the heat and a stomach bug, you try to cure yourself with crafting ;-)

Today is the last day to submit your work to the current session of the My Favorite Things Camp Create.

I made a bonus card for the bonfire craft Divine Dry Embossing.


For this fun technique, I created a dry embossed background using the «Wild Greenery» Die-namics.

To make things easier, I arranged the dies face-down and picked them up with a piece of GLAD Press'n Seal. Next, I carefully placed them onto my cardstock and ran everything through my die-cutting machine using an embossing mat so the dies wouldn't cut through the cardstock but only leave impressions. Then I rotated the dies by 180° (pretty quick thanks to the Press'n Seal) and embossed the other half of the cardstock. I really like the subtle look you achieve with dry embossing. To add some stitched detail and rounded corners, I cut my dry embossed panel with the largest die from the «Blueprints 31» set. I adhered it with foam sheet to the top-folding card base.

I colored one of the cuties from the «Sweet Sloths» set with Copics and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also cut a piece of patterned paper («Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6 Paper Pack») with a «Stitched Circle STAX» die. The sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on a strip of dark brown cardstock. I popped up the sloth with foam tape and added enamel dots as a finishing touch.

Of course there is a special bonfire badge to complete my collection :-) I had a blast creating!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

MFT Camp Create Day 5: Glitzy Glitter


Hello again,

so happy that I was able to make a last card for the first session of My Favorite Things Camp Create 2017.

Thank you MFT for hosting this fun and inspiring event! The final craft for Day 5 is Glitzy Glitter.


Therefore I picked my favorite glitter cardstock and pretty «Metallic Brass Sparkle Embossing Glitter» by WOW!.

At first, I created a little frame element by cutting the glitter cardstock as well as a piece of white foam with one of the «Stitched Square Scallop Frames». I stacked the die-cuts together for a little bit of dimension and trimmed some vellum a tad smaller than my frame. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the «Lucky» set in VersaMark and heat embossed it with the sparkly WOW! glitter.

The flower is actually from my small stash of pre-colored images from the last The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin. I masked the floral image and added the leaves before coloring it with Prismacolor Pencils.

For my background I chose a piece of patterned paper from the «Proper Pinstripes 6x6 Paper Pack» and matted it onto purple cardstock. To finish my card, I adhered some sequins with a «Platinum Stickles» dot in the middle.

Yippie! So proud that I managed to collect all 5 badges!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening!
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