Saturday, June 20, 2015

Another challenge

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by!
Today I have a card for you I made after the sketch from the Your next stamp Blog  Color Challenge #16 .

I used their stampset keep on trucking and colored it with my watertankbrush and my stampin up inks :)

Please let me know what you think of my card. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Happy Crafting
Maria :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

I´m back with a challenge

Hello and thank you for stopping by,
I know it has been really silent on my blog for a few months, but I will try to better myself and share more of my crafts here with you my dear followers.
So to start I made a card for the inkspire-me challenge 193. I never took place on one of their challenges and so I will defiently give it a try and see how it will go.

They have a colorchallenge this week using basic black, strawberry slush and whisper white plus a color of your choice. I picked old olive as my additional color and used one of my favourite Stampin´Up! Sets at the moment : painted petals.
I got the sketch for the card from Always playing with paper
 I used whisper-white cardstock as my base and then addes layers of the basic black and strawberry slush. Then I took a piece of whisper white and stamped my pattern using the painted petals stampset. I used 2 3/4 inch strips of basic black and old olive to do the flags and layered them .
The Sentiment was stamped in strawberry slush and cut with the chalk-talk framelits. I inked the edges in basic black and then took the strawberry-slush  stampin´write marker to draw a free hand line that framed the sentiment that I totally love. I popped it up on dimentionals. Finally I added some bling to my card and I was done.

Please let me know what you think of my card. I love to read all of your comments. Have a wonderful sunday everyone.
Happy Crafting!!!
Maria :)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's day

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by.  Today I want to reveal what the countdown was for. Last month I finally became an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and I'm still so excited about it.  I joined my great Demonstrator's Franzi's team and we are going to have our firdt team meeting and event next month.It will be sooooooo much fun.
Okay now to today's project.  The sweet Franzi invited me to her Valentine's workshop and as always I prepared a little hostess gift for her. As it was valentines themed i picked the theme too and do she got this cute

I found the idea and a written tutorial for it on the blog of the awesome Mary Fish.
She used the milkbox die Stampin up had until last june. As I don't have that die I went and looked for a tutorial on how to make the milkbox on my own.
I found a very easy one including a video tutorial (these are the best) from the great Sam Pootles (I know that it's not her real name) and made my milk carton just like shown in her tutorial. 
I added a little bow, that I made with the new Stampin´Up! Bow builder punch from the spring catalog. I used the Stacked with love DesignerseriesPaper and also used the same pattern for the pannels on the front and back of the mailbox. The hearts and the border were punched with the Stampin up heart border punch. 
I just love how this little project turned out and I´m happy that Franzi liked it as well :)

So I used great Stampin´Up resources to make this mailbox for my Upline Demonstrator.  How cool is that, huh?
Let me know what you think of it and please show pictures if you try to make the mailbox yourself. 
Have a wonderful Valentine's weekend and Happy Crafting everyone
Maria :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy 2015 and the Countdown is down to 5 days

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by!!!
I want to wish you all a wonderful, healthy and very creative 2015!!!!
This new year comes with a lot of new challenges and one of them might start in 5 days for me!!!
I won´t tell what it is at the moment, but I can tell you it´s very exciting for me :)
So the countdown is set to 5 days!!! Wooohoooooo!!!

So before the new challenge starts I want to share a few cards I made lately with you.

The first one is a birthdaycard is made with the Age Awareness stampset from Stampin Up. I heatembossed it in white on vellum  and layered it on printed vellum and coastal cabana cardstock. I framed the layers with  stickerboarder stripes to give it a finished touch.

Please let me know what you think!!! I love all of your comments :)
Happy Crafting everyone!!!

Stampin Up City Tour 2014

Hello Everyone and thank you for stopping by,
long time no blog, huh? Yeah I was a little lazy with my blogging , but i have some nice cards to share with you!!
On the 22nd of November I had the chance to attend the Stampin Up City Tour Germany and Austria 2014 when they were in Leipzig. This even was great and my first time to get to make the real swaps to swap with the other demonstrators that were there.
These are the Swaps that I made:

I made 40 swaps in 6 different colors/ colorcombinations!!!
It was such such a fantastic experience and it might have lead me to a special decision for the new year. Please let me know what you think
Happy Crafting  everyone!!!