Dienstag, 31. Dezember 2013

Deep Ocean Challenge - the last one for 2013

Hello again... still one post for 2013... as we have one challenge left at Deep Ocean Challenges... the last one for this year. As it is a special day today we also have something special for you:


Here we go with mine... wish it would be so cleaned up right now as it looks on my photos... :-). Made them some weeks ago, but short time after the chaos broke out again. And with a mess I am going into the new year... shame on me. But otherwise I wouldn't have an intention to make. Mine is to keep more order on my crafts space and being more organised. We'll see... as if this would be the only intention... Have you some too? Would love to know what are yours. So tell me if you like.

So... now we look forward to see your crafts space and hope you will join us. It will be so much fun to see where you all are crafting.

Big hugs and Happy New Year once again!

Top 10 projects in 2013

Hello everyone, great to see you here my dear friends, followers and visitors! First of all...


Hope you had some wonderful festive days so far, perhaps also had some days off just as I had and still have. Enjoy them so much! Just few hours to go and we will have 2014... wish you and your families just the best for 2014! I am looking very much forward for another year full of ideas and ispirations. I so enjoy to show you what I create and aprechiate all your visits and wonderful comments. That means a lot to me! Thank you so much for! I hope I will be able to inspire you with this and that again in the new year.

Today I want to show you my top 10 of projects I made 2013. It wasn't easy to narrow them down to 10 as there were quite some cards I love. But here we go... ehmm... well, they got to be 12... ssssst...

Thank you so much for looking! See you in 2014 :o).
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 29. Dezember 2013

Welcome Back Pennant

Hello and good evening everyone! Hope you spent some wonderful Christmas days. Now they are already over. On one hand I'glad they're over as although I had some days off they were anything else than relaxing. On the other hand I'm a bit sad that the advent season is over now... this is what I love the most while this time... the weeks and days before Christmas. 
A good friend and neighbour of mine was in holidays almost the whole month December. She returned back home on the 25th December. I wanted to surprise her with this pennant you see below. A pennant with three parts, and I used some Whiff of Joy stamps for it which are perfect for this occasion...

On the first pennant I used sweet 'Henry Catching the Plane'.

The second, middle pennant...

And the third one, using 'Henry Around the World'. Here I also used one of the charms from the Box of Charms 'All for the Boys'.

I colored the images with Copics.

 And here you can see the whole pennant how it was hanging on my neighbours door.

Thank you so much for looking! Wish you a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 26. Dezember 2013

Gothic Dark Moon for Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello everyone, hope you are doing fine and spent wonderful Christmas days so far and enjoy some days off just as I do. Today I want to show you my latest creation I made with 'Gothic Dark Moon' by the fabulous artist ching-chou kuik. This beauty is available at Sweet Pea Stamps. Love this image. I wanted to give her more bright colors and went with purple. And combinated it with some gorgeous Maja Design papers. She is available as rubber stamp and digital image as well.

Below you can see a close up of the image. I colored her with Copics.

 And below you can see another close up...

Wish you a wonderful day now and see you soon!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013

Wonderful News

Hello and happy Sunday everyone!
Finally today I am allowed to share some great news with you!! I got chosen as one of the new DT members for 2014 for Bildmalarna Stamps. How great is this!! Love the sweet products they have and am looking very much forward to create for them. Take a look on the Bildmalarna blog where you can see gorgeous creations daily made by the DT team.



Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Samstag, 21. Dezember 2013

The Sketchy Challenges Christmas Blog Hop

Hello and good morning everyone. Welcome to the Christmas Hop from The Sketchy Challenges. We have wonderful prizes for you to win. Just join us to get the chance!
All you have to do is visit and comment on our Challenge Blog and our Sketchy Designers Blogs, and don't forget to enter your card with your interpretation of Colleen's Sketch.
Have fun and find out at The Sketchy Challenges blog if you are a winner on the 5th January.
I created my card with one of the new images from Whimsy Stamps. I had a play with sweet 'Lissy's Little Light'. I coloured her with Distress Inks. The background papers I used are from Kaisercraft - Gingerbread. It is even on Sale now with 25 % off, and so is Lissy too! I think it is not a typical Chrismas image. You could use it for several other occasions too.

The image is coloured with Distress Inks. I surrounded it with some Vintage Postmark stamps from Whiff of Joy. I added some Diamond Stickles onto the light. Behind the image I addes some natural web ribbon. The flowers and flourishes are made with Marianne D's - Mistletoe dies. And I added some red Sonia Roses onto them. The sentiment is from C.C.Designs - AmyR Happy Christmas Sentiments. I die-cutted it with Whimsy Postage Stamp die.

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

And here is the Sketch we had a play with...


Now just jump over to Kirsty-Anne... and here is the order of the hop just in case you get lost...

Karina  - you are here now
Kirsty-Anne - Finish

We also have a facebook like&share competition so why not take a look here.

I wish you a wonderful day now! Thank you so much for your visit. Keep my fingers crossed for you!

Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 20. Dezember 2013

Last minute Christmas card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Hello and good morning everyone! Today I want to show you a card what is made very quick... a Clean & Simple Christmas card. So perfect for your last minute Christmas card when you want to make something by yourself but don't have much time for. For this the Kaisercraft Clear Stamps 'Christmas Carol' is perfect! The poinsettia and the sentiment is from this set. The papers are from Kaisercraft too - 'Gingerbread'. It is even on Sale now for 25 % off!

This papers and stamps are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Thank you so much for looking! Wish you a wonderful day now... only few days to go... :-)
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2013

Unicorn Heart from Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello and good day everyone! Today want to share a card I made with the beautiful 'Unicorn Heart' by the fabulous artist Karen Middleton. It is available at Sweet Pea Stamps as rubber stamp and as digital image.

I coloured this image with Copics and added some Frantage onto the frame.

I also have some great news for you..
Dec 18th- Dec 25th all Digis 25% off at Sweet Pea Stamps!   
So go and get your favourite images... so many beautiful ones!

Wish you a wonderful day now! Thank you so much for your visit here.
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2013

Deep Ocean Challenge - Something Old

Hello and good evening everyone! Hope you're doing fine. After a bad migraine I got yesterday morning and feeling very sick because of this still today I am a bit better now in the evening.

But nevertheless some good news... I bought myself a new computer as a Christmas present for myself. My old one was so poor and it often drove me nuts because of not working how it should. I spent hours and hours with it just with waiting until he is doing something again. Now I have a much faster one and LOVE it. And I have a much wider screen... so cool!! So with much pleasure I am writing this first post on my new computer.

Well, here we go... at Deep Ocean Challenges we we want to see this forthnight


The card I made is created with an older image from Sweet Pea Stamps, not available anymore unfortunately. Look...

Below you can see a close up of the image, coloured with Copics.

Now we look vey much forward seeing you joining us. Have a wonderful evening now.
Hugs, Karina

Montag, 9. Dezember 2013

Bunny Zoe's Crafts December Challenge - Wings

Hello and good morning everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. For the December challenge we want to see WINGS on your creation. This could be any kind of wings; from angels, fairies, butterflies, birds... you name it. And it also could be the embellishments with wings, not just the main image of your project.

Below you can see what I made... using my own template of an elf stocking... love this shape and must confess it is quite addictive... :o).

Below you can see a close up of the image.

And another close up of the upper part of my stocking...

List of products I used...

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

Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Now we look very much forward to see your creations. Have a wonderful day now.
Hugs, Karina

Samstag, 7. Dezember 2013

16 Days of Christmas Stockings Day # 3


Hello and good morning my dear friends and visitors. I am the host of Day # 3 of Whiff of Joy's 16 Days of Christmas Stockings. If you would like to see more photos of the stocking I created and to have the chance to win this sweet Angel Henry Mouse stamp go to the Whiff of Joy blog to find out how.

Have a wonderful day now!
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013

Crafts and Me Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello my dear friends and followers, with a bit of delay I announce you the new challenge who started this morning at Crafts & Me Challenges. This time we have an easy one for you...


This is what I created, using Alice, Holly Corner Swirl and Holly Bow Wooden Flurishes, Ornate Cameo Frame Art Mould, Delight Clay and Cosmic Red/Silver Glitter Ribbon, all those items available at Crafts and Me.

A close up of the gorgeous wooden flourishes. I added different Frantage and embossing powders on them to get this effect you can see on the photo.

And another close up of the Ornate Frame. The sentiment is from Amy R and available here.

Thank you very much for your visit. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Whiff of Joy Challenge - Use a Die-Light

Hello and good morning everyone! Hope you are doing fine and enjoy a magical Advent time. I just love this time, always try to keep me away from all the hectic and crowded places. Mostly it works but not all the time. Today we have a new challenge for you at Whiff of Joy Challenges. It will be the last one for 2013. So you have plenty of time to join us. We want to see you


For once I created a project without a coloured image, but one using only Die-Lights. I made a Christmas ornament. Look...

I used following Die-Lights; Nested Stars, Large Snow Flake and Berry Wreath. I also used a charm from the Box of Charms 'Silent Night'. The mirrored star is available at Papercrafts.

Now we look very much forward seeing you joining us.

Hugs, Karina

Santa is Coming at Deep Ocean Challenges and Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Hello and good morning everyone. Today we have a new challenge for you at Deep Ocean Challenges. We want to see a project for the theme


This haven't to be just Santa, anything Christmas related is fine. 

Below you can see the card I made with sweet Christmas Eve Tilda.

I made the colouring with Distress Inks. The papers I used are from Echo Park 'Tis the Season'. I added four of the Marianne D Anja's Vintage Corners.

 The flowers are made with the Magnolia DooHickey Poinsettias. The sentiment is from Whimsy 'Holiday Cheer'.

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

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

With this card I want to join following challenges;

Tilda's Town - Christmas
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create with Magnolia - Winter Gifts
You, me and Magnolia - Anything Goes
Magnolia-Licious - Holiday / Winter

Thank you so much for looking! Whishing you a happy day now.
Hugs, Karin

Montag, 2. Dezember 2013

Whiff of Joy December Blog Hop

 Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Whiff of Joy Blog Hop! Our last one for 2013! If you didn’t come here from FLATIS blog, then head on over to the start of the hop at Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog. I don’t want you to miss a single stop on this hop!

This month, Whiff of Joy is releasing some special holiday digital images that will be perfect for all your last minute Christmas creations.  No need to wait for these cuties to arrive in the mail, talk about instant gratification! 

This month, we will be giving two of these new digital images to one very lucky winner. The winner will be drawn from the comments on our DT blogs.  At the end of the hop, go back to the Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog, let us know that you have left a comment at each stop of the hop by using the inlinkz tool and you will be entered for a chance to win! A complete list of the hop is also at this blog, just in case you get lost along the way!

The hop will remain open until midnight Wednesday December 4th CEST. Winners will be announced on the Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog.

I made my card with 'Ice Skating Fun'... LOVE this image. Such a cutie with the penguin. 

Below you can see the hidden Sweet Tag with Hearts with a sentiment from the 'Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung' collection

I coloured the image with Copics. I stamped some French Vintage Postmarks around the image and added some Shabby Blue Frantage.

I also added some more Die-Lights on my card; the Nested Trees and the sledge from the Christmas Duo.

And another close up...

I hope I am able to give you some inspiration and you enjoyed all the previews from the last days. Keep my fingers crossed for you for winning the Blog Hop prize.

Your next stop is COLLEENS blog.

Hugs, Karina