Sonntag, 30. Juni 2013

UP in the air!

From time to time on clear and sunny days, you can see hot air baloons in the air.
When I surfed on I got the idea of this 3D hot air baloon which I liked very much. What else can you find in the sky? Planes and clouds. Here we go!

Up in the air

The cloud is made out of a cotton pad.
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Freitag, 28. Juni 2013

First Honeycomb Card!

I just got my first order from "Stampin'up". Just before the new catalogue got out I ordered some "old" stamps and embossing folders I liked from the old catalogue. The first thing I tried out was the honeycomb embossing folder as I have seen so many beautiful cards using this style.

Beautiful honeycombs

I made this card without any occasion coming up, but I am sure that it won't be long until I put it in the mail. I can't wait to try all the other Stampin'up things I bought.

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Sonntag, 23. Juni 2013

Welcome Oliv!

My friend in Boise, ID gave birth to her 3rd daughter, Oliv. Reason to create another baby card.

nice babycard

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Samstag, 22. Juni 2013

Squeeze Me

I have bought a beautiful paper from "imaginisce" called "Berrylicious - Just Peachy". When I saw the current challenge from Simon Says I knew immediately that I have to use this paper for it.
When I wanted to cut a straw out of paper my partner said: "Why don't you use a real one?" I didn't think about it, but it gives the card a deeper 3D effect.

drinks greeting card

The camera didn't get the colours right. The orange background and the yellow glass are much brighter as on the picture.

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Freitag, 21. Juni 2013

Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2013

His Daily Bike Ride!

My grandfather is 85 years old and uses his bike daily to cycle to my parents home. In winter he comes to kindle the tile stove in the morning and in summer he is busy in the garden.
We admire him as he is still so fit. Even the worst weather doesn't prevent him from using his bike instead of the car. It is at least a 10 km ride.
Therefore, he got the following card for father's day:

grußkarte für opa

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Summer heat!

It is unusually hot this week in Austria and I am swimming/splashing with our baby girl every day in her pool. This heat inspired me to create the following summer card:

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Freitag, 14. Juni 2013


A birthday card for my brother is not easy. I thought about the things he loves and looked through my different kind of papers and voilá:

greeting card for brother

Happy 30th birthday, brother!

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Welcome in your new home!

2 friends of mine moved houses during the Whitsunday weekend and I wanted to send them a Welcome card.
Elisa, from Tinkerellas Bastelwelt, designed the house and writing for me, the rest was easy. Thanks, Elisa!!!

greeting card for moving

I received an e-mail today from my friend in the USA, that my card was in the post today. She likes it!
I hope you enjoy your new home, Ulli.

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Sonntag, 9. Juni 2013

Happy Father's Day!

This week I finally met Elisa from Tinkerella's Bastelwelt in person. She lives about 30 min drive away from my place. I asked her if she can show me some scrapbooking techniques as I saw so many fabulous cards on her blog. 

I got jealous when I entered her crafting studio. She has a room just for crafting and I am carrying my stuff in a box from room to room. 

I asked her if she can help me with a father's day card for my partner and with relocation cards for 2 friends of mine.

I had a fantastic time with her and got home with lots of new ideas. Thanks, Elisa!

Here is my father's day card for which I used fantastic Stampin'up stamps to recreate my family:

happy fathers day

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Montag, 3. Juni 2013

Let's go to Bora Bora!

On the Whitsunday weekend we were invited to a wedding in Ireland. A college friend of mine got married to a nice Irish fellow. As they are moving back to Austria soon the best present for them was money for their honeymoon to Bora Bora. 
So I was looking for a nice packaging and found the perfect idea at herzglücksgeschenk.  The owner is Alex Rath who also runs the Stoffsalon
For me it was essential that the present was easy to carry by plane.

I used a square streched canvas and sprayed it white before I decorated it. The pictures are from the very same hotel the newlyweds are staying.

Unfortunately, my only picture of the frame is out of focus.

gift frame for honeymoon

Doris & James, I hope you had an unforgettable honeymoon at Bora Bora.

I loved to make this frame and I am already thinking of making a second one. For whom? That can't be told at this stage. ;-)

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Wedding card!

A friend of mine, which I met through work is getting married. As the wedding will take place in Beirut/Lebanon I can't attend it, altough I got an invitation.

The least I can do is to send my greetings to the newlyweds.

I got inspired by the website of Weddbook

I could use one of my embossing folders. This stamp was the only suitable I had. Nevertheless, I think it fits.
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