Donnerstag, 25. November 2010

Clean and simple

Not much, just a little card for a challenge at the Stempel-Café. Nicole asked for a clean and simple card and I thought that little beauty here was perfect for it. When I was finished coloring her, I knew immediately I didn't want to add much more to her.

Dienstag, 23. November 2010

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

Just like every second month from the 16th to the 23rd Katharina from Whiff of Joy is looking for some Guest Designers. Just pop over there and have a go if you haven't done so yet, just be quick, time is almost up again.

I got my new flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts yesterday and decided rather spontanously that I'd be applying for this GDT call. I have been wanting to ever since Katharina started with these regular call, but never really got the balls to submit anything and with NaNoWriMo and the huuuge amount of words I've been spitting out since Nov. 1st I even managed to miss the call until the day before yesterday *lol*

Kinda last minute, but still in time.

At first I wasn't so sure anything would come out of this card, but I like the final result. The Pictures are kinda crappy and a deeply appologize for this... the light is so damn low you'd think it's already 5 in the afternoon and I guessed it won't get any better and I should just take some pictures now and be done with it.

Memo to myself: Build a light box for taking decent pictures. Do it soon.

Recipe for this card:

Stamps: Whiff of Joy and Autumn Leaves
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Walnut Stain & Victorian Velvet, VersaMark
Papers: Smooth white cardstock, cream pearlescent cardstock and some papers from the Mooey Christmas pack from Nitwit
Coloring: Copics
Embelishments: Crystal heart stem, lace and flowers from WOC.
Others: White embossing powder, Twinklets Diamond Dust (on the punched leaves), homemade glimmer spray, Leone Em Floral Punch "New Ash Family"

Montag, 15. November 2010

Not much crafting going on.

Sorry that I've still not shown the rest of the projects I did in October. I spent my day writing like mad and boy, my wordcount shot through the roof! But yesterday I made some stars/snowflakes in between writing 16.000 words (I tell you, craaazy) and since I think they are so beautiful and easy (and fast) to make, I wanted to show them to you, even though, to me they are still unfinished (no stamping on them yet). Perhaps you would like to make some of your own. Christmas is aproaching fast.

It's a great project for children as well. Super easy still makes it sound harder than it is ;o)

The blue one was my first try and it tought me the only thing you can screw up with these: Don't use too small pieces of sticky tape and only tape the arms of the two halfs together, not all of them as the manual says, because that won't stick.

And I'll stop babbling now and just give you the link.

Have fun!

Freitag, 5. November 2010

Pimp my jam and booze and have a card with it

So this is it, the rest of that Halloween present I've been showing you. I admit it, this card is... blah. I didn't have any time left to do a nice, shiny, imaginative card, so I did just a decent coloration and threw some cardstock and paper together, stuck some lace on it, et voilà, not so beautiful card, at your service. Well... I spent too much time on the book, to be frank and it totally threw me under the bus timewise.
The jam and the liquor are both recipes I added to the book. It's pumpkin-carrot-orange jam with lots of yummy spices and an orange-rum-cream liquor. Extremely sweet and only orange because I used lots of food coloring *lol*, but fun at a Halloween party anyway.

So tomorrow I'll something "not Halloween" to show you.

Donnerstag, 4. November 2010

Recipe card III

My last recipe card (for now), featuring Batty Princess. Another fabulous stamp. I am really so much in love with this collection and I am glad I could use them all on this project. Halloween stamps usually are pretty much useless in Germany, but I love them so much, I buy new ones very single year ROFL.

I have one more post left for this Halloween project and then I'll move over to non-Halloween again (over again *sadface*)

Mittwoch, 3. November 2010

Recipe card II

Oh dear, I am totally late today, I'm sorry. I am doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again this year and it's just sucking me into it's fantastic atmosphere. It's only day three and I've already written more than 20.000 words O__o

Well, anyway, here is the second card for the book from my post two days ago, featuring the glorious Zelda Zombie and wonderful Fred & Ginger.
It's a recipe for Halloween jam and one for Pumpkin Soup *yummy*.

Hope you like it. Comments are love! Gotta go. Need to write more words LOL

Dienstag, 2. November 2010

Recipe card I

This is the first of 3 recipe cards I made for the book I showed yesterday. Each card is double sided and contains 1 to 3 recipes in total. This is the one with 3 recipes, featuring Mitzi the Mummy and Witchypoo from KK Moonlight Whispers.

Montag, 1. November 2010

Halloween cookbook

I was pretty busy in October, both concerning work and crafting. I am back on a 40h week at work after nearly 6 years of 36h and it took me quite some time to get used to that again. Sounds strange, I know, but it's the sacred truth, you feel those 48 minutes per day. Every single one of them LOL.
But I crafted. For my standards I made a lot actually.

First thing was this Halloween cookbook, which was a present, therefore I couldn't show it before today.

I used my complete Kraftin' Kimmie Halloween collection for that book, starting with Hattie and Horace on the cover. The horrible gloomy day light swallowed a lot of my coloring, but if you use a lot of imagination you can make out the healthy green glow around them and that beautiful warm grey colour of their skin *lol*.

Most of the papers used for this book were digital paper by Nitwit Collection. If you don't know them yet, you have to visit this shop! It's addictive, but oh so very beautiful.

The bat paper on the cover though is obviously from Magnolia, just like the Pumpkins. I used some clear embossing powder and a Versa Marker to add some shine to a few of these bats. I dearly love my Magnolia paper, but sometimes I find they lack some extra bam.

I used bookbinding rings to keep everything together to make it possible to add and perhaps remove receipt cards.

Well, if you like the book, stay tuned for tomorrow and the first receipt card. ^___^