Mittwoch, 30. November 2011

Magnolias up to 25 % off !!

Hey, wonderful news for you; Bunny Zoe's Crafts haves

up to 25 % off to Magnolia stamps

How cool is this?? Take the chance to rise up your collection. Hurry as long as they're still available.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Sonntag, 27. November 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 97 - Winter Wonderland

Hi again, guess what? We have another fabulous challenge starting today. Over at Paper Sundaes we want to see your


An easy thing, isn't it? At least when you are that much in the mood to create winterlike cards like me. I love this image called 'Winterberry' by ching-chou kuik's from Sweet Pea Stamps, which is perfect for this theme. 

Our sponsor this week is Michelle's who is selling Sweet Pea Stamps as well. You will get the chance to win a  fabulous prize. So we look forward to see what you create. To get some more inspirations just take a look to the other gorgeous DT creations.

Have a wonderful Sunday and a good start into the new week.
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 71 - Stitching

Hi everyone and happy Sunday. Are you ready for a new challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge? I am sure you are. This week we want to see


This can be real and faux stitching, it is up to you. I used my newwwww sewing machine... yay! I love to be able to stitch real. It gives a card such a lovely effect. The sentiment I used is german and means 'take the time to enjoy the easy things of life'. 

I have this card with me this weekend at a craft fair and  a man said to me while he was looking at my card, I haven't chose a 'easy' thing on my card... well, playing guitar isn't really an easy thing I guess...oops... :o))) 

Like each week we have a fabulous prize to win. So join us to get this chance. We look forward to see your creations. Also see the other gorgeous DT creations at the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge blog.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Karina

TOMIC Challenge # 25 - Animal Mania

Over at the TOMIC The Official Magnolia Inspirations Challenge we are asked for an animal on our creation. I guess the only animal stamp I have is the frog. I love frogs. For this challenge I created a little fairylike mirror where the cute little froggie cannot be missed. And hey, there is even a second one, in lil Fairy Tilda's hands :o)  

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 25. November 2011

Black Friday Sale at Sweet Pea Stamps

Today, Black Friday Nov 25th through Cyber Monday Nov 28th ONLY

For every $25 you spend at Sweet Pea Stamps, before shipping, you will receive a $5 gift voucher

to use towards your next order

Gift Vouchers will be e-mailed out at the time of your order is shipped.

Black Friday Sale at Bunny Zoe's Crafts


Donnerstag, 24. November 2011

Beautiful Holly Fairy

Hello dear fellow Sweet Pea Stamps lovers. One of my most favourite image of Sweet Pea Stamps is definitely the beautiful 'Holly Fairy' by the amazing artist ching-chou kuik. She is such a pleasure to colour and perfect for any Christmas cards and projects. Remember, I used her on my candle as well. This time I made a card with her. You can find her on plate # 60 together with three other fabulous images and is available as a single stamp as well.

Here's a close-up of the image. I coloured it with Distress Inks.

A poinsetta as a decoration. The leafs and border are die cuts from Magnolia.

Your big chance to get the most beautiful Christmas and Thanksgiving images, including this Holly Fairy: all those stamps are on SALE right now. Your chance to rise up your collection.

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Crafty Purple Frog - for someone special
Dutch Dare - Receipe
Just Hanna - Red and another colour
Moving along with the times - ribbon and bows
Papercrafting Journey - anything goes
Southern Girls - Bingo (lace, 3 papers, Glitter)
Lil Red Wagon - Christmas
My Mum's Craftshop - Things with Wings
Paper Shelter - Christmas Sparkle
Scrapbooksisters - Christmas time
Papertake weekly - Christmas crackers
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas project Vintage
Deep Ocean - C is for Christmas

Have a magical week!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 23. November 2011

New Elizabeth Bell images available at Sweet Pea Stamps

Hi everyone, good news for you!! Sweet Pea Stamps have three new images by the fabulous artist Elizabeth Bell. Aren't they too sweet?

Those that order all 3 during our pre-order (through Nov 24th), will be entered in a drawing for our sheet #31, Presents and Cupcakes sheet. Winner will be posted on Nov 25th and it will be shipped out when the Elisabeth Bell pre-order comes in:

And hey, currently all plates from 1 - 126 are 40% off!!! There are many lovely red rubber images to knock your socks off! What are you waiting for... hop to Sweet Pea Stamps.

Crafts and Me Challenge # 62 - Shabby Chic / Vintage

Another challenge is starting today. At Crafts and Me Challenges it was my turn to chose a theme. And as I love it so much I decided for 


I often create my cards in this style. It is so much fun to torn and scratch the edges, adding crackle paint and white acrylic paint here and there. I think those cards look so soft and elegant. For this card I made for the challenge I used another gorgeous image by the new artist at Crafts and Me Janna Prosvirina. I love her images so much. This one is 'Night Blossom'. Isn't she so beautiful?

Here a close up of the image

I added some pearls as well to give it a more elegant look

I painted some white crackled paint over a metal corner which I think looks very shabby chic

With this card I want to join following challenges:

My mums craftshop - things with wings
Papercraftstar - anything goes
Cards und More - Blue and Pearls
Creative Crafters - Free for all
Crafty Boots - Fantasy
Hooked on Crafts - Punch or die cut
Magical Monday - use scraps
Stamps R us - Bling it on
Crafting when we can - female birthday
Panpasteluk - frosty and bright

Thank you so much for looking. Have a wonderful day. I will meet three other crafty ladies this afternoon to spend some time together creating and I look very much forward to it.

Hugs, Karina

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 118 - Lace and Pins

Hi everyone and happy day! Where have the sun go... since days we have thick foggy weather over here, no sign of a tiny little sunbeam... oh my... that's the part of this season I really don't like. What about you? How is it at the corner where you live?

Today we have a new challenge over at Whiff of Joy Challenges. This time we want to see


For my card I used one of those supersweet Henry stamps. I made him standing on a wooden stump. Both of those stamps are elder ones. Finally today I got the new kit in the mail now which was awaited already a long time. As I would love to play with those new images already seeing them around quite a while now.

We have a fabulous prize to win as well this time. Simon Says Stamp is offering a gift voucher over USD 25.00. So let us see your lovely creations to get the chance to win. We look forward seeing what you made. For getting some more inspiration just take a look at all the other gorgeous DT cards.

Hugs, Karina

Montag, 21. November 2011

Mia in the Snow

Hello my dear and fellow crafters. Hope you are doing fine and enjoy the days. I am so much into making Christmas and winterlike cards. Love those themes. 

So today I want to show you a card I made with this sweet image by Wild Rose Studio 'Mia in the Snow'. She is currently out of stock, but am sure it will be available soon again. Wild Rose Studio have so many other  very cute images to work with. They are a pleasure to colour as well. I made my colouring with Distress Inks.

The papers I used for this card are from Prima from the 6x6 Reflections pad. The border is Magnolias Tilda Lace Die. The round sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Whimsy Winter Seals. As a cute little addition I add two lovely snowflake charms to my card. A bigger and a smaller one.

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 20. November 2011

Cherry Blossom

Hi everyone and fellow Sweet Pea Stamps lovers. Today I want to share with you a card I made with one of the gorgeous images of Conie Fong, our featured artist this week. I chose this beautiful image 'Cherry Blossoms' of hers. I love its exotic touch. It is available as a single image, and on Plate # 185 together with three more amazing images as well.

I coloured her with Copics. The background papers are from Basic Grey. As I want to add more of blossoms around the image I made them with the Magnolia Doily Flowers Die. 

Here you can see a close up of the image. I added some dots to the blossom centers which gives them a more lively accent.

Adding a little butterfly is a perfect additional accent.

Check out the other fabulous images by Conie Fong. You will love them. As she is our featured artist her images are available to a discount prize. Today is the last day, so hurry up!

Thank you so much for your always apprechiated visit here.
Have a magical week!
Hugs, Karina

Christmas and Thanksgiving Sale at Sweet Pea Stamps

Hi everyone,
your chance to rise up your collection of gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamps. All Christmas and Thanksgiving related images are on SALE right now. Take a look at them... it is not too late to make gorgeous Christmas cards and projects with them.

And another great offer: all plates no. 1 - 126 are 40 % off!!

Hugs, Karina

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 96 - use a bow

Hi everyone and happy Sundae. Today we have a new challenge over at Paper Sundaes. We want to see you 


this week. Quite an easy thing to do, isn't it? As for me, I mostly add a bow somewhere on my cards. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. So join us to get the chance to win a fabulous prize.

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - What a cutie
Just Magnolia - Ribbons
Nightshift Stamping - Happy Holidays
Creataliscious - Christmas and make it sparkle
Simply Magnolia - anything goes
Dutch Magnolia Chickies - Christmas card
Fabulous Friday - Die Cuts

Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 18. November 2011

TOMIC Challenge # 24 - Use a paperbag and get inspired by the picture

Hi everyone, also this week I want to join the TOMIC The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge. This week they ask to use a paperbag and as an addition to get inspired by a picture. Quite challenging for me this time as well, as I never used a paperbag before. But that's what the challenges are for, right :o)

Well, here we go with my paperbag. I used one with a little window on the front, which I decorated with some lace to look like curtains. The image is from the new Sweet Christmas Collection called 'a little gift Tilda' I used several different dies on my project: Magnolia: Paris Night Dies and Tim Holtz: Snow Flurries. The background paper is Magnolia as well. I coloured the image with Distress Inks.

Here's a close-up of the image

The photo inspiration shows a red horse as a symbol of Sweden. I used a cute cat instead of a horse :o). But I kept the colour red from the picture for my inspiration. 

Another close-up

I want to join following challenges with this project as well:

Fussy and Fancy - anything but a card / make a gift
Simply Magnolia - anything goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers - pimp a package
Stamptacular Sunday - Punch it
Magical Monday - use your scraps

Mittwoch, 16. November 2011

Forrest Elve

Hi everyone, today I want to show you another card I made with one of the gorgeous images by the new artist Janna Prosvirina over at Crafts and Me. It is 'Black Rose'. I wanted to look her like a forrest elve, sitting on some bushes and leafs. So I also kept her and her surrounding in brown and green tones. I stamped her with brown ink and coloured the image with Copics. The background paper is from Basic Grey's Scarlett Letter.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 14. November 2011

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge # 18 - anything Christmas with pearls

Hi everyone and happy Monday! I hope you had a good start into the new week. Today we have a new challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. We want to see


Look what I made... aren't those Toy Soldiers by High Hope Stamps too cute? I really fell in love with them. I thought two would fit the card better than just one. After colouring and cutting them out I covered them with thick embossing powder three times to give them a shining look which you cannot see on the pic unfortunately.

To get some more inspiration check all the other fabulous DT creations. We look forward seeing you join us. 

Here you can see what I used for my card:

Charm Snowflake

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Thank you so much for looking. Wish you a good day.
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 13. November 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 95 - use a digi

Hello again, we have another new challenge today. This time over at Paper Sundaes. And we have the perfect weather for being creative; grey, cold and foggy... I for myself prefer staying at home and create then. This week we want to see you


The team were able to work with on of those sweet images by our sponsor this week Pink Cat Studios. I challenges myself in doing a more C & S card this time, and to colour this sweet image with my pencils. I quite like how it turned out. 

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 69 - Embossing

Hi everyone, today we have a new challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge. This time we want to see


For my card I used this cool image from the Steampunk Burlesque collection called 'Helga Frost'. It is my fave collection. Love those images and they are so much fun to work with. The images are so full of details and a pleasure to colour.

As each week you can win a fabulous prize. So join us and get the chance. We look forward seeing your creations. 

Thank you so much for looking. Have a wonderful sunday!
Hugs, Karina