Donnerstag, 24. Oktober 2013

Pumpkin Party!

My third Halloween Card is a bunch of pumkins under a tree.
I used the tree stamp from the Stampin'up set "In Gedanken bei dir" and brown ink. For the meadow I just cut a green strap of paper to create blades of grass.

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The Wicked Witch!

My second Halloween card is another witch in front of three flags. I used again on of my Nesting Scallop die cuts as well as an embossing folder for the orange flag.

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Black moon rising!

Here in Austria we don't celebrate Halloween. Therefore, I haven't made any Halloween cards so far. Until yesterday, when I saw how many Halloween challenges there are out there. That got me thinking. As I have some fall/halloween paper which I haven't used at all, I didn't watch TV last night but created my first Halloween cards. As it was so much fun, I made six pieces. Now, I have to look for a funny poem because I will send them to some of my friends with little children.
Let's see what they will say. ;-)

I used one of my Nesting Scallops die cut for the background of the witch. I kept this card very simple and only used black ribbon, a black flower and an orange button.
I was surprised when I saw, that I have a "Happy Halloween" sentiment in my Stampin'up Collection.

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Mittwoch, 23. Oktober 2013

Happy Birthday, Darling!

Our daughter turned one year last weekend and I had to make a birthday card for her, last minute.
As it was a card for her, our little angel, it had to be something special, which made it even more difficult.

The little girl is from the Stampin'up set "All in the family". The crown is from a set of brads. On the left top corner I used ribbon. To get a special effect for the number one I used an embossing folder. The Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped on a piece of die cut from my "Nesting frames". For the bottom right corner I used a corner punch with a butterfly.

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Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2013

Fishin' Around by Stampin'up

When I saw the stamp "Fishin' around" in the new Stampin'up catalogue, I knew I had to buy as my grandfather and uncle have fish tanks since I can remember. My brother used to have gold fishes too when we were younger. When my brother turned 31 last weekend I made him my first "fishin' around" card with a real tank:

I got inspired by the cards posted at Splitcoaststampers.

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Mittwoch, 2. Oktober 2013

Birthday greetings from Nina!

In Austria we had a fabulous crafting magazine called "kleinformat". Unfortunately, the owner had to stop printing it this summer and continues with a blog. In one of the editions I got, I read an article about "Nina and Other Little Things". I liked Nina immediately! It turned out that you can order a Nina stamp online. I did so, and made a birthday card for my best friend using the Nina stamp.

I hope you like the stamp too:

Greetings from Nina

I used the "Hearts a flutter" dies to create the garland.

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My first diaper cake!

A friend of mine welcomed a baby boy last week. As two other friends and I will visit the new arrival in two weeks I thought of a present. At the moment I love to use my "Zoo babies" stamps from stampin'up.
Scanning various scrapbooking galleries for inspiration, I saw a project at where Janet Wakeland made a diaper cake using the Zoo Babies as decoration. Immediately, I knew that want to try one too and that this will be my present for Gerwin.

Here is my version, a three layer diaper cake:

3 stacks high cake


I used a criss-cross stitch to create separated segments between the animals and make it look like crafted sleeves. On top, I sewed a blue ribbon on every sleeve. The cherry on top are the two blue flags saying "a gift for baby" and the dummies.

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