Monday, December 26, 2011

Scrap Art Zine Winter 2011

This is my Layout for the latest issue of Scrap Art Zine, one of the two native language Scrapbooking magazines here in Germany.

Thanks Jana and Andrea for publishing my creations once again!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Unique Folds

I created this "card" for the HSS Technique Challenge #98 - Unique Folds.

 It is folded from a 12" piece of double sided paper, the tags are stamped with My Paper World and Waltzing Mouse stamps.



Thursday, December 22, 2011

Just in time .....

I thought I would NEVER finish this project, it wasn't one of my favorites either, at least when I started. 

I found it quite annoying to apply the tape and make it stick. I had to apply Multi Medium matte to make it work at all.

Most of the little tidbits used are from TH, of course ;)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A little Winter Card ...

I miss the snow!!

Have a good weekend you all!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

An old fashioned Christmas

Ready for more Simple Stories ..... 25 days of Christmas?

This weeks theme at HSS is *An old fashioned Christmas*.

For me, it has to have a tree on the card and the colours must be green, red and off-white, this is old fashioned in my eyes, I love trees and I love the colours .... not just at Christmas Time!

I just added a little something to the button, I like it better this way:

The last sketch for 2011

This is our last sketch for 2011 from Lucy at MSW.
Please take a look at all the beautiful cards the team has created. 
This is my card, using my favorite Christmas paper again:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Sketch World Blog Hop - Winner released!

Thank you all so much for joining in the fun!

Here is what "" came up with:

This means that *daiva e* has won and will receive a present from me! 


Please contact me within the next 5 days!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Inspired by the guy ...

Wasn't he showing some pretty neat tags during the last 12 days?

I was inspired by day 2 and created some with the brand new die I just received for my birthday. 

Here are some of my tags which I will use as Christmas Cards.

Have a good start into the new week!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Sketch World Blog Hop

Calling all card sketch lovers! We’ve asked our designers to choose their favorite Lucy Chesna card sketch and challenge their partner to show you ways to create wonderfully inspiring cards, each with their very own a twist! Our international designers on this hop are:

The details:

  1. Visit each blog and leave a comment. Read carefully, there may be individual requirements as some  designers are offering little prizes of their own!
  2. After you have visited each Designers blog come back to My Sketch World blog and let us know what you thought. Part Two of the hop ends Monday, December 12th, 11:59 EST.
  3. Everyone who posts a comment on each blog will be entered to win! Winners will be randomly chosen.
  4. To receive and additional entry, scraplift a card and link it back to the My Sketch World blog and tell us in your comment what inspired you!
  5. Have fun! Be inspired!
My challenge from Stacey was to create a card using this sketch, skip the flowers and use patterned paper only.

This is what I created, a Christmas Card using Simple Stories papers. I cut the ornaments with Spellbinders Christmas Tags and embossed them in Gold. The sentiment is from a set from Waltzing Mouse.

I will draw from the names randomly on December 13th and send a present to the winner. Please respond to me within 5 days.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Do I need this now??

I was cutting veggies last night, also cut off part of my finger .... duh!

Just came back from the doc, takes a few days to heal :( 
Do I have time for this now?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thank you for spoiling me :)

For my birthday last week I received some truly wonderful gifts from my friend and blog buddies.

This is an awesome book Carmen made for me, she has been the one who took my hand during my first steps in scrapbooking. She has a fabulous style and a great eye for details.

Here a re two of the pages inside:

..... and her beautiful card

I received this cute little box with a bunch of amazing charms and also an awesome card from my blog buddy Martina.

This piece of art along with a beautiful card and snowflake stamps were given to me by my Dutch friend Ira, quite an artist, isn't she?

I must mention that the shoe was filled with lace ... yummy!

I also received a package from my swap partner Kirsty from Nevada yesterday. We had a swap at CCCB and she spoiled me rotten:

Thank you all so much my dear friends, you make me getting older so easy peasy :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I feel so honored ... :)

I have goals for every year, some I can reach, some I just put aside for the following year.

This year my goal was to be published in two of my favorite magazines, the Stampers Sampler and Take Ten...

Approx. 2 weeks ago my dear blog buddy Vickie sent me a scan and I almost fell off my chair. I have an entry in the Stampers Sampler and even more I'm mentioned on their site.

Now I finally hold the magazine in my hands, as a European subscriber I get my issue always 2 weeks later :(
I feel tickled to death.

This is PAGE 77 in the magazine,isn't that a lucky number?

I can hardly wait for Take Ten to be published, I keep my fingers crossed!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Advent Calendar 2011

I finally finished my calendar. A little late? No, we start to open drawers tomorrow, so there's plenty of time.

I worked with the Kaisercraft Calendar and used Simple Stories "25 days of Christmas" paper. The stamps are Unity. I cut the ornaments with Spellbinders Tags.

I enter this calendar into challenges at City Crafters Challenge blog for my St. Claus and challenge HSSABAC95 at Hand Stamped Sentiments  for the ornaments as well as into the Paper Variety.

I just added a little fence with #24, I like it better that way :)

Unfortunately the light is too gloomy to take  a better picture, so I leave the older one as well!

This is my St. Claus .....

 ... and here are the ornaments with the tiny metal stars.

You all have a wonderful December!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Pink Christmas .....

What a colour! Pink for Christmas? The ladies at the City Crafters Challenge Blog had thought this up for challenge #84.

Well, I managed ... :) I used Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments and the Waltzing Mouse Stamps. The ink is Stampin' Up Cameo Coral (My Pink).

... and the inside

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dragonflies .....

The challenge at Fun with ATC's called for dragonflies,
this is my creation.The stamp is a Paper Artsy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A little something for the wall ...

I am absolutely inspired by the creations of the ladies at Simple Stories, I always visit their blog for new ideas.

This tray caught my eye, so I had to have one for the wall in the dining room.

A close up of the wooden deer....

and my cute little brass heart...... 

Monday, November 21, 2011

O Christmas tree ..

I wanted to try my new set of JustRite stamps and came up with this card:

You all have a wonderful start into the new week!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Merry Christmas ...

Please go and take a look what the design team at MSW has created with Lucy's fabulous sketch!
This is my card:

The Design paper is Simple Stories. I stamped and embossed kraft paper and cut the ornaments with Spellbinders Tags. The larger ornament is a Stampin' Up punch!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

*Life is not a circus!*

I enter this ATC into the challenges at Fun with ATC's (#48 Theme is Circus/Clowns) and The Play Date Café, where we have a colour splash challenge #107.

This reflects a bit my mood at present.

You all  have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nina will be turning 4 in November

Since I don't create cards for children too often, I'm not really an expert. But I tried and came up with this little card for my friends almost 4 year old GD.

I thought she would get many, many Fall/Autumn/Winter cards during her life for her birthday, (I know what I'm talking about!) I will create a springy one for her :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thank You!

When returning home from some time in the hospital after my back
surgery I had to "allow" DH to take over :)
He managed brilliantly!

I was not a very patient person during that time, but he just soothed out all my nagging with a smile and even more comfort for me.

Thank You!

(All I have to do now is "unspoil" the furries!)

I enter this card into the challenges at HSS and CCCB!

At HSSTC92 the challenge is "Over the top", so I really went over the top. I cut, punched, stamped, embossed, glued, layered to meet the requirements.

At CCCB the challenge is to create a "Thank You" card, so I also met that requirement.

Aah, so much fun on a sunny afternoon!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Peek a Boo

My dear blog buddy Martina had just created a most gorgeous card which
I already told her I would lift and tatatatata, here it is:

  and this is the inside:

I entered this card into the challenge at HSS!

You all have a great weekend, especially you Martina :)


Thursday, November 3, 2011

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #81 - Postcard and a swap

This is my second entry at the City Crafters Challenge Blog.

The reason .... well, I was given some new stamps today. Ok, they were not really given to me, (other than by the post man), of course I bought them.
And with every new toy I just have to play right away.

This is my creation without further ado ...

The backside is just the same as the previous postcard!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #81 - Postcard and a swap

This is my card for the Postcard Swap at CCCB

  ... and also the back

Sunday, October 30, 2011

All hearts come home for Christmas!

This card is entered into the sketch challenge #71 at Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

I stamped the background with their beautiful set *Festive Foliage*, added the sentiment and dew drops as well as a ribbon. It doesn't really look like Christmas, but that's just the way it came out and that's the way I will leave it, whether I like it or not.

... things like this happen :(

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Black&White ....

... at FUN WITH ATC's
The stamp is LOST COAST DESIGN, the sentiment by 
Krafting Kimmie and the background PanPastels 800.5.

Have a nice and sunny weekend!

Friday, October 28, 2011

My entry for the latest issue of "Die Scrapperin"

This is my Layout *KRIBBEL KRABBEL* which is published in the latest issue of the Austrian magazine DIE SCRAPPERIN!

Sanna, thanks so much for choosing one of my creations once again!