Samstag, 31. März 2012

TOMIC Challenge # 43 - Easter & Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone my dear friends and visitors. This time I want to take part at the TOMIC challenge again. Well, I already wanted last week, already made my card for it, but then I missed the deadline to upload it... sigh... So you will see it to a later time. This week I made this card below. The theme is Easter in combination with a Photo Inspiration, and it have to have at least one egg on it. On mine are two :o). Hope you like it...

I coloured the image with Copics. The papers are Pion Design. And I added some clear crackle paint to the eggs, which you can see a bit better on the close up below...

Beside of the TOMIC challenge I want to join following other challenges:

Just Magnolia - Springtime
Magnolia-licious - Photo Inspiration
Deep Ocean - Masking
Simply Magnolia - Die Cuts and/or Punches & Ribbon
ABC Challenges - L is for Lavender & Lace

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Karina

Guest Designer at Copic Marker Europe

Hi everyone, I am so proud I got asked to be a guest over at the Copic Marker Europe Blog. This really makes me feel so honoured. 

I decided to play with one of the newest images of Whiff of Joy from the We're family collection. I used the image 'We are Family'. I really love so much to colour in grey tones. So those cute little mouses are perfect for me. I love Henry and his family. 

To be honest I am very happy how this image turned out. I never had the chance to visit a Copic class so far, but exercised a lot by myself and watched quite some video tutorials at YouTube, and followed blogs. And I must say that I am more and more pleased with my colouring.

I used following colours for this image;

Grey Mouses: W7, W5, W3, W2, W1 and W0
Brown Mouses: E57, E53, E33, E11 and YR20
For the ears, tummy and tail I added: R20, YR00 and R00
Ceeks and Bows: R20
Cap: B93, B12 and B00
Background: BG10 and G000
Ground: E33, E11 and E50

On my card I wanted to keep the focus on this sweet image and only used few embellishment. The papers from Simple Stories 'Generations' is perfect for the theme of the stamp. The two corner dies are Sizzix and the lace is from my stash.

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Simon Says - anything goes
Cupcake Crafts - the sound of music (inspired by the song 'we are family')
Fairytale - anything goes
Southern Girls - you got something you wanna say
Little Darlings - outside
Top Tip Tuesday - animals

Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 30. März 2012

Pale Moon

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine and enjoy spring as much as we do here in Switzerland. Today I want to show you a card I made with one of the newest images from ching-chou kuik's. It is 'Pale Moon' and I love it, as the most images of ching-chou. It is available on plate # 199 together with three other gorgeous images, and as a single stamp as well. 

I coloured her with Distress Inks and added some accents with white acrylic paint. The papers I used is from Glitz Design. Here's a close up of the image.

Right now there are some special offers and Sales at Sweet Pea Stamps. So go to check them, you don't want to miss it!

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 29. März 2012

Whiff of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Whiff of Joy Blog Hop

If you didn't come here from LORI's blog, then head on over to the start of the hop at Katharina's blog. I don't want you to miss a single stop on this hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs because each one will be giving away a stamp! At the end of the hop, at the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog, let us know that you have left a comment on each stop of the hop and you will have the chance to win a Grand Prize Stamp Package! To do this, you will enter using the linking tool that you will find at the end of that post.

The hop will remain open until midnight CEST (Central European Summer Time) Sunday April 1st. Winners will be announced at the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog the next day.

Feel like chatting? Then swing by our forum at Splitcoaststampers. We'll be popping in throughout the next few days and will be happy to chat or answer questions!

for my card I used this sweet image 'Comfort the Baby' which just releases at Whiff of Joy few days ago along with nine other cute images, dies and sentiments. I coloured it with Copics.

Your next stop is our very talented ANGIE. Just hop along to her to see what gorgeous creations she is showing us. 

And hey... there isn't just the grand prize to win... each DT member will give away the stamp used on their card. So here is what you can win on my blog;

 Happy Hopping!

Mittwoch, 28. März 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 125 - Spring is in the Air

Hi my dear friends and fellow crafters. We have a new challenge for you over at Whiff of Joy Challenges. And we have a very easy theme for you today. Let us see


Easy isn't? For my card I used one of those sweet gnomes available at Whiff of Joy by the artist Norma Fickel. Some of them are even on Sale for 50 % off!! Just go to get them for a fabulous price.

I just recognised that I used the same image already two weeks ago for our last challenge... :o). I really love it, it is fun to work with those cute images.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy as well. The papers are on my stash for quite a long time already and I finally used them. 

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Crafts and Me Challenge # 77 - Elegant Fairies

Hi and good morning my dear friends and fellow crafters. How are you doing? Fine I hope, while we have that wonderful spring weather. I love it like it is right now, the perfect temperatures for me around 20 degrees. 

Today we have a new challenge for you at Crafts and Me Challenges. It is my turn to host this challenge and to chose the theme. As I am a big fairy lovers I want to see


And here's what I created... I used one of my fave stamps from Crafts and Me, by the fabulous artist Janna Prosvirina called 'Night Blossom'. I wanted to give it a Shabby Chic touch.

I stamped this image with grey ink and coloured it with Distress Inks. Here's a close up of the image. I wanted to add some glitter to her wings but forgot it then... But it looks nice without as well I think. The papers are from the new Prima Natural Garden.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 26. März 2012

Easter Pennant

Hi everyone and good morning! I hope you had a good start into the new week. Today I published my first tutorial on the Whiff of Joy Inspirations- & Tutorialblog. As we have Easter just around the corner I go with an Easter decoration I made with some old jeans. Of course you can make a pennant like this for each occasion. To see the full tutiorial just go here.

The images I used for this Easter Pennant are currently on Sale at Whiff of Joy for 50 % off!!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 25. März 2012


Hi my dear friends and fellow crafters. Hope you had a wonderful weekend so far. Today I want to show you a card I made with a no name stamp I already had for quite some time and never made anything out of it. Well, you know, we are four ladies, currently spending a craft weekend... woohoo... challenge ourselves from time to time. And the challenge was to create a card with this stamp. And here you can see what I made. To be honest I quite love my card. Not only that I love this shape of card... I made a gate fold card. This stamp is almost perfect for it I think... 

While opening the card you can see this cute teddy holding a big heart.

Here is a close up of the image inside...

Now I am curious what you're thinking about this creation.

Have a wonderful rest of the day and a good start into the new week!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 86 - Fun and Games

Good Morning and welcome to another fab challenge from Kenny K's Krafty Girlz.
Thank you to everyone who played along with last weeks "One for the Boyz" challenge.

Before we go on this week bring's another fabulous set of realease's  from Kenny's Anime Manga collection!

This weeks first sponsor is of course Kenny K Downloads.

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.
and next we have Inky Impressions

This weeks Theme is:
Your challenge this week is to create a project with an image of someone enjoying themselves!

Samstag, 24. März 2012

Let me slurp your bath water

Hi everyone, Karina here to show you the second creation I made with the super cute stamp set Lovely Lulu by Kraftin Kimmie. This time she is sitting in her bath tub with her teddy. Isn't she so adorable? I had so much fun with this image as well. I coloured it with Distress Inks. And I couldn't resist to add my own sentiment with means 'let me slurp your bath water' which is from a very old song by the Comedian Harmonists. I thought it is perfect for this card.

The papers I used for this card is one of my favourite, from My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody. The big flower is Prima Winter Rose Marbel Ice and I addes some little white roses. The lace I made the bow with is Marianne D Vintage Lace. As an addition I addes some cute buttons and a Kaisercraft pearls flourish.

All those items are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts 
Stay tuned, soon I will show you the third project I made with this fabulous stamps set by Kraftin Kimmie. Those images are perfect for so many occasions.

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 21. März 2012

The Scarlet Sofa

Hi dear friends and visitors, today is my day over at Crafts and Me to show you some more inspiration with their gorgeous images. This time I created a card with one of the newest images by the fabulous artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith called 'The Scarlet Sofa'

I coloured her with Copics, the papers I used are from Prima 'Moulin Rouge'. And I thought this sentiment from Whimsy Stamps is perfect to this images. Don't you think so?

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 20. März 2012

Some Birdie Loves You

Hi everyone and happy day! Today I show you the first part of a little serie I made with the gorgeous Kraftin Kimmie stamps set 'Lovely Lulu'. Here is my first creation. Isn't she so cute? And this papers by Basic Grey 'Kissing Booth' with the birdies on it is just perfect to this image. I distressed the edges and addes some white crackle paint.

I coloured her with Distress Inks. The Sentiment I used on my card is from the same Kraftin Kimmie stamps set. There are five sentiments on it and fit the images perfectly. The die I used for the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps

I used some lovely crocheted creme flowers as embellishments. I love them. They are so nice and gives the project a special touch I think. As a further addition I addes two red heart pins.

All those items are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts 
Now I wish you a magical day. Thank you so much for your visit.
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 18. März 2012

Dad's the best

Hi everyone, today I want to show you another preview of the new release at Whiff of Joy. This sweet image I used this time is 'Dad's the best'. And it is available from the 22nd March, together with nine more images , sentiments and dies. This new serie 'We are Family' is so precious, you will love them all!

I coloured the image with Copics. The papers I used are Basic Grey's Capella.

I wish you a good start into the new week!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 85 - One for the Boys

Hi everyone and happy Sunday! Hope you are doing fine and enjoy weekend. Today we have a new challenge for you at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges. And we have one of my fave themes for Kenny K. images... ;o), as we want to see


Here is what I created, using Jayne Jettpack, which I coloured with Copics.

We are sponsored this week from 
who is offering 5 free Digis for the winner. And we have another sponsor who is

who is offering a gift voucher.

Hugs, Karina 

Samstag, 17. März 2012

Whiff of Joy Preview 'Precious'

Hi my dear friends and visitors. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and wishes which I always apprechiate so very much. As promised I am showing you today a card I made with one of the new Whiff of Joy images 'We are family' which are available from the 22nd March... they are soooooo cute. From all those sweet images it was hard to decide which one to colour in first. I have chosen 'Precious'... look at this sweet little baby laying in the arms of his dad. 

I coloured the image with Copics. And I wanted to make the shape of the background looking like a bib, and I guess I succeed :o) The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy as well, available HERE.

Keep on coming my way to take a looksie, as I will show some more previews of the new collection the next few days. I know you want to see them :o).

By the way... Katharina from Whiff of Joy posted an introduction about me on the Whiff of Joy Blog, in case you want to take a look at and know a bit more about me :o)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 16. März 2012

Great News and New Release at WoJ

Hi everyone, after a very busy week with getting up in the early morning at 5 am and not coming home in the evening before 7 pm I haven't a card to share with you today. 


.... I have great news for you!!!

About three weeks ago, Katharina, owner of Whiff of Joy Stamps made a call for new members of her great design team. And as I love her products so much I made an application. And guess what??? Few days ago Katharina mailed me and asked me to join her team... yippieh!!! Of course I had to think about it no second, as you can guess :o) 

And I also want to tell you some more great news.... as Whiff of Joy is celebrating an upcoming release (22nd March), and from today the team is showing you previews of the new wonderful images, dies and sentiment collections to the theme 'We are family'! Sweet Henry brought his family this time. The new images are perfect for this season; family, babies, fathers- and mothersday. Katharina and we all from the team are excited to present you those new products. 

Just check back tomorrow when I will show you my first project I made with one of the new sweet images. Don't miss it!!

Hugs, Karina

Colouring on Acetate

Hi dear Sweet Pea Stamps friends, today I want to show you something totally different as I usual do. I tried out a new technique. I stamped and coloured on acetate. Those beautiful images from ching-chou kuik's are perfect for this. I used 'Ladybug' here, which is available on Plate # 79 together with three other fabulous images. Ladybug is available as a single stamp as well. 

I stamped the image with a black Staz'On ink pad on a sheet of acetate. Then I coloured the image on the backside with Copics! On the frontside I added some little accents with a white gel pen. The background I used here is the card which was in a package of Prima flowers. I thought it would fit perfect as the background for my image, which is shining through the acetate. I abstained adding embellishments as they would take off the focus from this gorgeous image which I didn't want.

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 14. März 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 124 - my Sketch :o)

Hello again, I have another card to show you today. As another challenge is starting today. At Whiff of Joy Challenges we have a sketch for you. It is a sketch I created :o). I really had so much fun to work with it. And here is what I created. Isn't Wee from Whiff of Joy soooo cute? 

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

And here is the Sketch:

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Crafts and Me Challenge # 75 - Let's see circles

Hi my dear friends and very apprechiated visitors. Today I have a new card to show you. We started a new challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges and we want to see


For my card I used two of them, as frame for this gorgeous image I used. It is called Angel with Emeralds by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. I love it. Those big wings are just fabulous. I decided to make a colour combo of yellow and blue, as I wanted to use my new Glitz paper pad, although emeralds are green... but who knows this... ;o). At least I haven't known before...

Here's a close up of the image. I added some yellow stickles to the hair wisps and as eyeshadow.

With this card I want to join following challenge:

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 12. März 2012

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge # 22 - Shabby Chic

Hi my dear crafting friends. Today we have a new challenge for you over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenges. It was my turn to chose a theme. And I wanted, as you know I love it so much, to see:


Here's my card I created. I so enjoy distressing papers and playing with old lace and give my project a more shabby look with white acryl paint. 

Following some close ups of my card:

I even painted the lace, fence and the flowers with some white acrylic paint.

And I thought this postmark stamp would fit perfectly to this theme.

Indegrients of my card:
Stamp: Stampavie Gillian F Roberts - Kitty on a Swing
Colouring: Distress Inks
Papers: My Minds Eye Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody

Everything available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts;

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

PS: Silly me... I posted this a week too early... I seem to get old... yuck... So I had to delete it again and sheduled for today. But I safed the lovely comments I already got a week ago... thank you so much!! If you think you already saw this card you know now why... :o))

4 liebe Kommentare:

  1. Oh Karina this is gorgeous! Love how you have added the paint! Hope your weekend has been a good one. Judy x
  2. This is really adorable. I love the brown and pink that is awesome. Postage stamp is a great addition
  3. Hi Karina, love your card, gorgeous shabby chic, lovely pastel colour and I love the image too. Hugs, Frea
  4. Liebe Karina, Du bastelst nicht, Du zauberst die Kärtchen.
    Bin absolut begeistert, ein Traum.

    Liebe Grüße