There are many things that I am not

Hello everyone!

I would have posted earlier, but…
it’s the end of the semester and I have to meet some tough deadlines. So I won’t be posting much in the next time, sorry. OR I will be posting more than ever in the history of this blog-o, b/c I try to avoid doing what I am meant to do – we’ll see πŸ˜‰

On Saturday I got my goodies from the challenge over at Passion for Papertrey – yum YUM!
It was the first time I won and besides paper and ribbon I also got a very cute handmade card from Stephanie – who’ll hopefully soon announce where her new blog will be!!
Anyways, a huge THANK YOU goes to Steph and Kate for organizing the challenges and giving away those precious Papertrey items!

Of course I had to sit down and create something right away, so here’s a little card I made using the stuff I won:
lovebird felt

Whaddya think? The Dark Chocolate Cardstock as well as the Polka Dot Paper were in the lovely mail from the UK πŸ™‚ The day I made it, I made 7 cards in a row – I was on a roll…!

First was the following creation, made for the next Challenge over at A Passion For Papertrey: Use two flowers or more! I did so by using the flowers from PTIs Out on a Limb Set stamped in Landscape Palette Ink over Polka Dot Basics in Dark Chocolate plus the cutesy felt flower. The overall idea and layout came from Kristina Werners MACM Card.

felt flower clean

In my next post I will show you pics from the earrings I made while staying in my hometown over the weekend, but this time I wanted to share three videos (1st one found via The Dingbats Agenda). They’re stop motion and seriously amazing. Enjoy & read you soon.

Feels just like it should

Tonight is a reaaaally good one πŸ™‚ We’re having some yummy homemade dinner, Kir PΓ©tillant and good conversation. Love it.
Of course I have to show you the card I made for the Passion for Papertrey Challenge. The girls challenged us to make round cards, so I made a birthday card for a friend using 1 1/4″ circles punched out of Papertreys exclusive Stampers Select White Cardstock.

blush birthday

The cute patterned paper is from Basic Grey (Blush & Offbeat) while the idea came from “A Year in Cards – February” by Kristina Werner.
Hope you like it!

Matter of factly don’t know exactly what it is that you’ve got but you hit the spot

Aka the longest title I could think of πŸ˜€

Now I don’t have a lot to tell you other than it’s been raining ever since I got home yesterday, so I’m not in the mood to do anything, really.
To cheer me up, I decided to participate in the October Afternoon Sketch challenge, here’s my entry:

OA challenge

The patterned paper is of course from October Afternoon, I included a little felt flower, a turquoise button and a rub-on (that you can barely see) with added Glossy Glaze for interest. Hope you like it!

Now I’m off to work on my presentation for English Cultural Studies, I’ll be talking about Jenney and the first skyscraper. My life is so exciting πŸ˜‰

P.S.: Here’s a little sneak peek for the upcoming post. Enjoy!

ananas four closeup ananas five closeup

Love Potion NΒ°9

Hey everybody,
I have to apologize for yet another really quick post, I had a super lazy weekend (did nothing for the Monday Conference or anything else for uni *oops*) and before I finally fall asleep, I just wanted to show you the card I made with the “Passion for Papertrey” challenge in mind:

friend-challenge-dicker-vogel

The challenge was to make a card for a friend with at least one Papertrey Ink product. I incorporated: PTI Mixed Messages (“friend” & “birthday wishes”), PTI Polka Dot Basics and PTI Plum Pudding Double Stitched Grosgrain.

This card is from an ensemble I made for a friend, I’ll post some more photos of it probably later this week.

Have a good night!

Challenge virgin ;)

Hey everybody!
It’s me with a quickie post for today, wanting to show you the card I made for Kristina Werner’s Color Inspiration Challenge #50.

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Yes, it’s true – I’ve never ever participated in a challenge before πŸ™‚

Unexpectedly, I had a really great time today at the Monday Conference (whispered interpreting German into English at a guided tour in the State Horticultural College and Research Institute in Heidelberg, Germany) and so when I got home I was all cheered up and in the right mood to make my card as a contribution to the 50th CIC. I’ve seen all of her challenges so far and I’m constantly amazed by her talent and her willingness to share it with us, so:
Thank you Kristina, you’re the best!!

‘Nuff said, here’s what I made:

cic-50

I decided to use Kristina’s “Retro Elephant” card as a guideline. I cut some Cosmo Cricket “Jacks World” paper with a hobby blade and Fiskars Scallop border punch. Before adhering it to the PTI Dark Chocolate Cardstock, I decided to embellish the yellow scallop strip with a small hole punch. I then drew some faux stitching with a Signo White Gel Pen, threaded SU!s retired (why???) twill ribbon in Chocolate Chip through the cute little felt star (Making Memories) and punched out the scallop circle from another sheet of CCs “Jacks World” paper (first a 1 3/8 inch circle then centered the scallop circle punch over it). I popped it up with cut up dimensionals and covered it in Glossy Accents. Done! πŸ™‚ [In case you were wondering, yes the blemishes on the Cosmo Paper have to be there. If you’ve ever had a close look at some Cosmo Paper, it’s just how it looks like. Vintage and all ;)]

I really hope you like it – if you do, I’d really appreciate if you leave a comment!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!