Mittwoch, 31. August 2011

Blog Hop featuring Caron Vinson at Sweet Pea Stamps

At Sweet Pea Stamps the design team will share with you the lovely artwork of Caron Vinson, the current featured artist! Currently all Caron Vinson designs are 25% off!

For my creation I used the beautiful image 'Royal Flower'. I coloured the image with Distress Ink. The papers are from We R Memory Keepers. The swirl die is from Magnolia, the flowers are Wild Orchid. I tried out some stitching again... with my new sewing machine!!! I made an early birthday present to myself with it. And I LOVE it!

Your stops along the way include:

Sweet Pea Stamps blog (start)
Alexandra Lundgren
Angela Sowell
Dawn Knight
Holley Barnhart
Jennifer Willis
Karina Lange (you're here)
Micki Harper

Leave a comment at every stop to be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift voucher to the Sweet Pea Stamps store!

Hugs, Karina

Crafts and Me Challenge # 50 - add a charm

Hi again, today we have another challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges. The theme for this week is


We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge; Whiff of Joy. So join us to be in the draw for a sweet stamp. To get some more inspirations just take a look at the other gorgeous DT creations.

For my card I used this so lovely image by Hannah Lynn called 'Fragile Heart'. You can find it HERE at the Crafts and Me shop.

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 112 - Pink and Pearls

Hi my dear friends and fellow crafters. I am so honoured to share my first card I made for Whiff of Joy Challenges today. Our theme for our challenge is


I LOVE this theme. What about you. Take out your Whiff of Joy stamps and join us. We are looking forward to see your creation. For my card I used one of the beautiful images from the new autumn kit. I love it with all the romantic fairytale images. 

Dienstag, 30. August 2011

Steampunk Fairy

Hi everyone. Hope you're doing fine and enjoy summer. When I saw this fabulous image from Sweet Pea Stamps I knew from the first sight I have to colour her in grey tones. A technique I wanted to do already a while, but didn't know what image I can use for this. I thought she is perfect for it. 

This beautiful image is called 'Steampunk Fairy' and is from the new artist Teresa Sherman. She is available on plate #  168 together with three more amazing images. And she is available as a single stamp as well. I coloured her with Copics. I also tried out some stitching again on my card.

I have another creation in progress with this black and white technique which I will share with you soon. So keep on visiting me.

Wish you a magical day!

Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 28. August 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 84 - Celebrating Magnolia

Hi everyone and happy Sunday. Today at Paper Sundaes we celebrate Magnolia today. So show us your Maggies for joining our challenge for this week. The reason for this is because or wonderful sponsor Stamp and Create is carrying Magnolia stamps now. And as you can guess you can win a voucher of USD 20.00 from Lacey's shop. So what are you waiting for. You won't miss it. 

For a while I already wanted to make a pure white card. And here it is, using one of my beloved Maggies this week. 

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 59 - Receipe

Good Morning.  Today we have a new challenge over at Kenny K Krafty Girlz.  This week we have a recipe challenge


Come and join the fun, and if you need some inspiration take a look at the fabulous DT creations.

Samstag, 27. August 2011

Music Saves my Soul

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good day so far. I had one of those damn migrain attacks again today. This is really something no one needs... 

Well, today I want to share with you a song of one of my all time fave band; Nightwish. Love this song. What about you?

To hear more music go to Marcea.

Sweet Pea Classics Part II

Hi everyone and welcome to my second part of the Sweet Pea Classics. Hope you enjoyed the first part. Today I want to show you two more cards I made with two of my all time favourite images. Both of them are from the amazing artist ching-chou kuik who's whole collection you can find HERE.

The first card is made with 'Purple Woods'. I coloured this beautiful image with my Distress Inks on heavy 300 gram watercolour papers. The designer papers I used are some left overs from other cards. I want to use them as well as they are too nice to be left in the drawer.

The second card is made with 'Red Hearts'. I coloured this fabulous image with my Distress Inks as well on heavy aquarell paper. I decided to colour the hearts yellow this time. The papers are left overs as well.

Well, I think there are quite some more fabulous images who could be called Classics. And perhaps I will continue this series later. So keep on visiting us here so you won't miss it.

Have a magical weekend!
Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 26. August 2011

Bank Holiday Offer at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Bunny Zoe's Crafts is offering 10 % off all products - ends midnight Monday. Also all SALE items are at least 35 % off with over 500 products listed.


Sweet Pea Classics Part I

Today I want to show you the first part of the Sweet Pea Classics series I created. Those are images which are some of my all time favourites. Those are images with which I fell in love from the first sight and still am in love with. And through them I got to know Sweet Pea Stamps a while ago. All those images are by the fabulous artist ching-chou kuikwho's whole collection you can find HERE.

The first one is called 'Come Softly'. I coloured her with Distress Inks on 300 gram watercolour paper. I cannot say what designer papers I used as I had them left from other cards I made. 

The second card I show you is made with 'One and Only Heart'. I coloured her as well with my Distress Inks on heavy 300 gram watercolour paper. The designer papers are from Marianne Design.

Well, tomorrowI will show you two more Sweet Pea Classics. So watch out for my Part II who will be follow. Thank you so much for your visit. It is always so much appreciated.

Magical wishes, 

Donnerstag, 25. August 2011

more wonderful news


YES, YES... I made it to the Whiff of Joy Challenges Design Team... still over the moon here!!

Feeling Blue

Hi everyone. Hope you're all doing fine. While such hot days like we had the last few days with temperatures up to 35 degrees, I found it a bit cooling to create a card with blue tones :o). 

I wanted to make the colour combo blue and brown, which I like so much. I used this beautiful image by the fabulous artist  Sara Burrier  called  'Mourning' availabel at Crafts and Me. I coloured her with Distress Inks.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 21. August 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 83 - Sundae Bar

Hi there, me once again :o). Over at Paper Sundaes we have a new challenge as well. Our theme is 

use at least two things of the following: Green, Twine, Flags, Buttons

I managed to use all four of them on my creation. I loved to make another tag. To see some more inspiration just take a look at the other fabulous DT creations. We're looking forward seeing your picks of our Sundae Bar. Of course we have something to win as well. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.

With this card I want to join following challenges:

WoJ challenges - Tag you're it

Wonderful News

Hi there my dear friends and visitors. Today I have some fabulous news to share with you. I am a very proud design team member of Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I am so happy and can't wait to get started. Thank you so much Nikki for giving me this wonderful chance!

Music Saves my Soul

Hi everyone, are you up for some music to listen. I want to share with you another song I love over at Marcea's Music safes my soul. 

Today I want to share with you a song of my all time favourite singer Skin, front woman of Skunk Anansie. I love her and her songs. And she is such a fascinating person. I saw her live two times and I was so excited to see her. I never saw before a woman with so much charisma like she haves. See by yoursef...

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 58 - Layers

Hi everyone, today we have a new challenge over at the Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge. The theme for this week is


Make as much layers as you can. I made a special card where you can pull out an inside layer on the left and on the right side. So altogether my card haves 15 layers! Counted without the image. For my card I used this gorgeous image from the new Steampunk Serie. She is called 'Jayne Jettpack' and you can find her here.

I am not that much satisfied with my pics of my card this time. I had to use flash as there were already too less daylight. I prefer to photograph by daylight. But as I just finished this card Saturday afternoon there were no chance anymore. 

Well, enough waffling... we are looking very much forward seeing you joining us at the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge.

Freitag, 19. August 2011

Blog Hop featuring Katerina Koukiotis at Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello everyone and welcome to our Blog Hop at Sweet Pea Stamps featuring the fabulous artist Katerina Koukiotis. 

The design team worked with her amazing images. Let yourself dive into the magical world of Katerina Koukiotis. The image I used for my creation is 'What Dreams Come True' from plate # 139. This sweet image comes with three more cute images, and is available as a single stamp as well. 

Well, to be in the draw of a gift certificate of USD 20.00 of the Sweet Pea Stamps store you have to hop along folowing blogs and leave a comment on each stop. You have time till Monday evening Eastern Time.

Right now there are great offers at the Sweet Pea Stamps store; all stamps of Katerina Koukiotis are on Sale,  there is a big Halloween Sale, and a Cleaning House Sale. So the best opportunitiy to rise your collection! Don't miss it!

Donnerstag, 18. August 2011

Tomic Challenge # 11 - Monochrom

Hi my dear friends and visitors. Nice to see you. I love when you visit my blog to see my new creations. This is so much apprechiated. 

This week there is a new challenge over at TOMIC with the theme Monochrome. A quite challenging theme for me all the time. But I love to be challenged :o). I chose to make a card in brown tones. And once again I made my card in vintage style which I love so much. A bit of white paint won't be missed :o)

With this card I want to enter following challenges as well:

Magnolia Down Under - Inspired by a song (Fairytale by Alexander Rybak)
Truly Scrumptious - Lace it up
The Pink Elephant - Stitching

Mittwoch, 17. August 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge # 48 - Blue or Blue/Green

Hi my dear fellow crafters and friends. I am late with my posting today. I had bad migraines once again this morning which didn't allowed me to write my post. Fortunately I felt better till the afternoon when we had our weekly crafting Wednesday. 

We have a new challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges today. The theme is


Do you like those colours as much as I do? I love them, but I love many colours :o). But I find it so refreshing to make a card in those blue and green shades while it is that hot outside like we had the last two days. I used the lovely image 'Carry Me Away' from the fabulous artist Molly Harrison for my creation. I have this stamp already a while and used it for the first time now.

By the way, our dear Sylvia from the Rubbah team have left us unfortunately. I asked to switch from the Digi to the Rubber team and replacing Sylvia's place, and here I am now. So I will share my creations I make with the Crafts and Me stamps each Wednesday from now on.

Oh, before I forget... of course you have to win a fabulous prize when you participate in our challenge. Our sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps who is donating a voucher of USD 15.00.

Sonntag, 14. August 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 82 - Just say Hi

Hi everyone and happy Sunday! Over at Paper Sundaes we have another new challenge. With an easy peasy theme this week:


For my creations I chose to make a tag with the cute Henry of Whiff of Joy, so Henry says Hi at Christmas time :o). To get some more inspiration just take a look at Paper Sundaes, where you can see all the other fabulous DT creations.

With this tag I want to enter following challenges:

WOJ Challenges - Buttons and Bows
Patties Creations - Animals
Jellypark - Fave Embellishments (lace, flowers, bows)
Lilypad - use fabric or felt
Fuzzy Wuzzy - shaped card
Fussy and Fancy - use a lot (embellishments, at least 3)
Frosted Designs- animals
Chapel Road Challenge - Christmas in July
Bah-Humbug Christmas - Kiss-mas
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage Christmas card
Secret Crafter - Christmas
Marks Finest - Distressed card

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 56 - Summer Sparkle

Challenge Blog

It's time for another Kenny K's  Krafty Girlz Challenge.  This weeks challenge inspiration is brought to you by the Team B.

The theme for this week is 


The Team B is showing you some amazing dazzling, sparkling creations. Take a look at them and I am sure you'll be inspired.

Samstag, 13. August 2011

Winner of my Sweet Pea Candy

Some of you already wait impatiently, I know... I am sorry for my delay in announcing the lucky winner of my (for now) last Sweet Pea candy.

As always I chose the winner via and here it is...

No. 20 - Shazza

Congratulations, Shazza. Please let me know you mailing address to my e-mail celtic.rose (at), and I will send the lovely stamp your way.