Sonntag, 29. April 2012

Best Wishes to a Princess

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Weather was amazing... love it how it is now. The card I want to show you now is made for the new TOMIC challenge, where they have a photo inspiration and as addition a get well or best wishes card. Mine is a best wishes one for a little princess, who is a Princess from head to toe.

I made a criss cross card. Love this shape of card. I used Tilda catching Stars, coloured her with Distress Inks. The background papers are from Prima 'En Francais'. The border die is Magnolia as well; 'Sweet lovely lace. The clock is Tim Holtz.

Here you can see how you can take the inside of the card out. 

And here is the inside, for some personal best wishes.

I added some stickles to the stars and the crown.

Of course a crown charm cannot be missed :o). Here you also can see the structure of the clock. I painted it with creme and white, added some creme crackle paint here and there. And as a finish I covered the whole shape with clear crackle paint. I love this effect.

Beside of TOMIC I want to join following challenges with my card:

Midweek Magnolias - Open Theme
Deep Ocean - Use Punches / Dies
Magnolia Mania - Bingo (Distressing, Lace, Tilda)
Timbroscrapmania - anything goes

Have a good start into the new week!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz # 91 - Anything Goes

Hi everyone, welcome to the new challenge over at the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges. We have a brand new release to show you today. Each of the Girlz played with one of the new images 

I coloured the image with Copics. The papers I used for the background are from Fancy pants 'Be Childish'.

Just check what the other DT made with the new images from....

Here is what you can win... from Kenny K's Downloads

Kenny is giving the winner's choice of 5 digis.

And our second sponsor is

Samstag, 28. April 2012

You're Bee-utiful

Hi everyone, isn't she soooo cute? This lovely girl with the bee? I fell in love when I saw her the first time. It is Kraftin'Kimmie's 'You're Bee-utiful'. The papers I used for the background is Fancy Pants 'Be Childish'

I coloured the image with Distress Inks and also distressed the edges with them. The borders are a Magnolia cutting die 'Sweet Lovely Lace'.

As decoration I used those gorgeous Prima Flowers Charlotte-Tiffany. I love them. Their colour with the glimmer effect are amazing. 

The sentiment comes with the same image. The bee charm fits perfect to it. I added it with Sew Easy Bakers Twine

All those items are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts 

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Sparkle and Shine
Card Makin Mamas - Foto Inspiration
Aud's Sentiments - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - animal magic
MAWTT - Garden or Flowers
Scrap with a Song - Spring Fever
Southern Girls - Get your Girly on
Cooking up with Katie - Green, Gorgeous, Garden
Crafty Creations - cards for little girls
Little Darlings - Flowers
Keep on Creating - Anything goes
Scrapalicious - Flower Power
Simon Says - anthing goes
Stampavie - Spring
Truly Scruptious - Embossing and Die Cuts / Punches
Whimsy Inspirations - Distressing

Have a bee-utiful day now! 
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 26. April 2012

Whiff of Joy New Release

Hi everyone, the new release of stamps at Whiff of Joy, designed by Elisabeth Bell, is a special collection of Sympathy images. Here I show you one of them, the 'Weeping Willow'. I love this image, it is perfect for making condolence cards. I made three different cards with the same image...

Here I made white embossing on dark blue cardstock. The background is a rose print vellum which is not very good sightable. I wrote the sentiment by my own in a bold black.

The same style like the card above, but with a lighter pastel coloured embossing powder and a lighter pen to write the sentiment.

This one is more different. I made a black embossing on the vellum paper and added some black and white lace and a cross charm. 

I am wondering which one you like most. Please let me know. 

The new images are available from the 28th April. There are sentiment collections and dies as well. So don't miss to take a look soon.

Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 25. April 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge - Let's play Bingo

It's me once again for today. We have a new challenge at Whiff of Joy Challenges as well.

We have a fun challenge for you this fortnight!  We're going to play Bingo!!  If you have never taken part in a Bingo challenge before all you need to do is choose one of the horizontal, veritcal or diagnoal lines on the Bingo board below and use those three items on your card!

The card I made is with one of the new images of the Secret Summer Kit of Whiff of Joy, which just started for pre-ordering. Isn't Mme Henry just so cute? The theme for the Summer Kit is 'Jane Austen meets Henry Mouse'... I know you will just love it.  

I coloured Mme Henry with Copics. As I love this paper so much I didn't wanted to add too much. So I just made some stitching around and added the row of the Bingo Game with Charm, Ribbon and Flowers. 

And here is the Bingo card;

So wanna play? We look forward seeing what you create.
Hugs, Karina

Crafts & Me Challenge - Embossing

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine. Better than me... as my back pains turned out as a pyelitis :-(. I have to take antibiotics now and really hope it will be better soon. 

Today we have a new challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges. The theme for you is


I found my love back to the dry embossing folders. They give such a wonderful effect on a card. Here I coloured the embossed parts with some white ink. The crocheted flower is made by me. The image I used is Tatiana by the fabulous artist Hannah Lynn available at Crafts and Me.

I coloured the image with Copics. And I coloured the background by myself and love how it turned out.

For getting more inspiration also check the other gorgeous DT creations. We look forward seeing you joining our new challenge.

Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 24. April 2012

Jewelled Fairy

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine! Today I want to share with you a card I recently made with this beautiful fairy image called 'Jewelled Fairy' by the fabulous artist Teresa Sherman. She is available as a single stamp, and together with three other amazing images on Plate # 192.

I made quite some paper piecing on this image this time. The rest is coloured with Copics.

I only added some scraps to my card and little butterfly.

Thank you so much for your visit. We still have a big Sale going on where you can get amazing stamp to amazing prices. Wanna look

Wish you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 23. April 2012

Colouring on Acetate

Hi everyone, today is my turn to show a tutorial on the Whiff of Joy Tutorials & Inspirations-Blog. I decided to make a card with colouring on acetate. Here is how it turned out.

So if you want to see how I made this card just take a look HERE.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Samstag, 21. April 2012

Guest Designer at Copic Marker Europe

Hello everyone, I am so much honoured to guest designing at Copic Marker Europe for a second time today. Thank you so much to them for giving me this wonderful chance! 

The card I show you today is made with another sweet image from the newest collection at Whiff of Joy 'We Are Family' called 'You Can Count on Me'. The papers I used for the background are from Simple Stories 'Generations'.

For colouring the image I used following colours:

Grey Mouse : W7, W5, W3, W2, W1 and W0
Brown Mouse: E57, E53, E33, E11 and YR20
For the ears, tummy and tail I added: R20, YR00 and R00
Ceeks: R02
Throusers: B93, B12 and B00
Shirt: Y17, Y15, Y11
Background: BG10 and G000
Ground: W3, W2, W0, 0

After I coloured the ground I added some points with the blender to give it a grainy effect.

Normally my cards have quite some embellishments on them, like flowers, lace, and much more. But always when I use those papers from Simple Stories I think any embellies would be too much. It would cover too many of the lovely details on the papers. So I left them away, just added two banners with a saying, which are from the same papers as well. This way it keeps the focus on the image which I quite like as well. My card is perfect for a children birthday.

Now I wish everyone a happy day! 
Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 20. April 2012

Wee Snippet's Cake

Hi everyone, hope you enjoy your days although the weather could be much better... it's quite wet and fresh here in Switzerland. But I don't mind, as then I can spend more time with crafting.

The card I show you today is made with this cute little fairy called Wee Snippet's Cake by Whimsy Stamps. She is perfect for a birthday card. The background papers are Fancy Pants Be Childish. The big letters are from the same paper pad as well. The sentiment and matching die is Whimsy stamps as well.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks. The tulip border is from a local store sold as an Easter decoration. As some additional embellishments I addes some green buttons.

All those items are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Wish everyone a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 18. April 2012

Hug Me

Hi everyone, It is my turn today to show a project at the Crafts and Me blog. I am a bit late with my today's post. I have bad back aches since yesterday which didn't allow me to craft as I wish. I need some breaks with lying down each thirty minutes of doing anything... really annoying. Hopefully it will be better within the next few days as I planned to travel to a stamping fair in Germany the next weekend. Keep your fingers crossed.

Well, the card I show you today is made with one of the newest artist images. It is from Dollie James and the image is called 'Hug Me'

It was a big pleasure to colour her. I did it with Copics. If you love to colour big hair, those images are perfect for you!

I created my card with the Sketch over at The Sketchy Challenge.

Wish you a wonderful day! 
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 17. April 2012

Love has Thorns

Hi everyone dear Sweet Pea Stamps lovers, friends and fellow crafters. Today I want to share you a card I made in one of my favourite different shape. I made a Gate Fold Card with this beautiful image by Karen Middleton called 'Love has Thorns' She is available at Sweet Pea Stamps as a single stamp, but also comes on Plate # 184 together with three more fabulous women portraits. 

Here you can see how the card looks like when it is closed. 

Here is close up of the image which I coloured with Distress Inks. The background papers are from Prima 'Nature Garden'.

Here you can see how the card looks inside. The dies I used for my card are Spellbinders and Magnolia.

I wis you a magical day now.
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 15. April 2012

Whiff of Joy - Secret Summer Kit Pre-Order

Hi everyone! Today I have a second card to show you. And I know you will LOVE this image I have played with... it is a preview of the new Secret Summer Kit of Whiff of Joy. Doesn't look Mrs. Henry sooo cute in her victorian dress? Of course it was a must for me to keep the card in this style as well... What do you think about her? Do you love her as much as I do?

I coloured the image with Copics. I love the combo of black and white coloured images with other colours on the layout of the card. And I am quite satisfied with the result. The background papers I used are Prima 'Fairy Belle'... I LOVE it!!

You can pre-order this kit HERE

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Rainbow Lady - a Touch of Vintage
Crafty Catz - Animals
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Pearls and Lace
2 Sisters - Flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow - Die Cuts or Punches
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Flowers
Moving along with the Times - Shabby Chic / Vintage
Card Making Mamas - Getting Girlie

Have a wonderful rest of the Sunday!
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge - Let's get Cooking

Hi and good morning everyone, wish you a happy and relaxing Sunday. Don't know what to do today? So join us at the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge where we have an easy theme for you...

RECEIPE - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments 
(embellies can be 3 of the same or 3 different types)

Here is what I made... I used 3 different embellies for my card - twine ribbon, flower and gems.

I coloured the image with Copics.

Here is what you get the chance to win when you join us:

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

Our second sponsor is the amazing K-design

We look forward to see what you create.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina