Hello crafty friends! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge blog post, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 June 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject will be “Rainbow Colours / Fantasy”.
The subject of this month’s challenge was “Rainbow Colours or Fantasy”. I have seen so many beautiful rainbow cards lately, that I decided to work with the “Fantasy” theme instead (but do click here if you’re in the mood for rainbows!)
To create this card I used a few images from the “You Gnome Me” stamp set by MFT. I don’t actually own that set. My friend Nicole sent it to me last autumn, when we had a stamped-image swap ahead of one of Kathy Racoosin’s 30-day colouring challenges. It was such a fun experience and an affordable way to colour and play with a few stamps I haven’t bought yet and share a few of my own collection with a friend.
After I coloured my images with my Copic markers, I fussy-cut them out to position on my card. I used a shimmery blue card base, Lawn Fawn’s “Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop” die over some kraft cardstock for my front panel, the “Stacked Edges 1” dies by Pretty Pink Posh for my sentiment strip, and an actual sentiment from the “Fairy Friends” stamp set by Lawn Fawn.
What is your favourite fantasy-themed stamp set out there? Let me know in the comments section below. I do hope you’ll play with us in this month’s challenge. We look forward to seeing what you create!
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Hello crafty peeps! Today I am publishing a fun post featuring a cute little stamp and die set by WPlus9 called “Get-Well Gang”. I stamped all the critters from this set a little while back, put them in my crafting-on-the-go bag and coloured them on-the-go using my Prismacolor pencils. I then brought them back to my craft room and decided to challenge myself to make three differenet cards with them. I will be sharing them one by one on this same post over the next three days. Here’s today’s project:
The stamped sentiment comes from the same WPlus9 set, whilst they big “Hey” is a Heffy Cuts die by Heffy Doodle. Cute, isn’t it?
WEDNESDAY, 9 May 2018
Card number two on this series is probably my favourite for its clean and simple design. To create this card I cut out an A2-sized card pannel using my “Wonky Stitches Elle-ments” die by Avery Elle and then I cut out a little window with outside stitches from the middle of that panel using my “Die-namics Square Peek-a-Boo Window” die by MFT. I placed a piece of vellum between my card panel and the pink card base, adhered the little critter with some foam tape for some dimension, and stamped out my sentiment. For a finishing touch I added a few silver confetti bits by Pretty Pink Posh.
I think this card is guaranteed to cheer anyone up!
THURSDAY, 10 May 2018
And last but not least, card number three of this little series! This is a cute card because – although it was made with a set mainly intended for get-well cards – it is actually an “I miss you card”!
The zigzag stripes were made using my Pretty Pink Posh “Stacked Edges 1 Dies” and, just as was the case with the critters in the previous two cards, I coloured them using my Prismacolor pencils.
So! That’s that for today. Leave me a comment below and let me know which has been your favourite card of this series and if you’d like to see more “one stamp set three ways” posts. Until next time!
Hi everyone! I am over at the Heffy Doodle blog today with a quick and easy pregnancy congratulations card created by mixing and matching a few of my favourite products by Heffy Doodle.
For this card, I decided to challenge myself in a number of ways. First of all, I decided to use a pastel colour palette, which I don’t normally do. Secondly, I decided to mix and match my collection of Heffy Doodle products to bring you guys some ideas on how to get as much versatility as possible from your supplies. And last but not least, I tried to keep my card design fairly clean. I think I more or less managed all three! What do you guys think?
To create the stripey background, I used our “Stitched strips of ease” Heffy cuts. The little eggs on the background are from the “Honey Bunny Boo” Stamp and Die sets, whilst the little chick poking out of the egg and the small sentiment “Heard you are eggspecting” comes from the “Eggcellent News” Stamp and Die sets. The “Congrats” sentiment is one of our standalone word Heffy cuts. For that big word die cut, I stacked a few layers of white cardstock, pressed my Versamark ink pad on top of them, sprinkled them with some Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger and hit them with my heat tool.
I think this would make a perfect card for any friend who might be expecting and doesn’t yet know the sex of their baby! Do you have kids? Did you (or would you!) chose to find out or was it a surprise? Let us know in the comments section below. Until next time, happy Heffy Doodling!
Hello crafty friends! This week I have felt totally inspired (as I am sure many of you have too!) by Jennifer McGuire’s video on creative uses for stacking dies. What I liked best about this technique was that it allowed me to create a number of cars in one go. So here I am sharing a few shots of the cards I created. The colour combo for the first three was more on the girly side. This one went out to my talented crafty-friend Zsofia (happy birthday, my dear!):
The following one will be going to my kind and thoughtful crafty friend Maria towards the end of the month of May (Maria, I hope you’re not reading this too early!):
And this one will be for my office mate mid-June (we share a love of cake and it shows on our waistlines, I’m afraid!):
All of these were created using the following products by The Stamps of Life:
stitched squares die set and birthday sentiment set.
The following two cards I’m sharing today are belated birthday masculine cards. Masculine cards are always so much harder to come up with for me (part of the reason these two are late!), and this technique made it as easy as finding two more “masculine” colours to match together!
One for my father-in-law:
And one for my brother-in-law:
I created these two using the stacked edges dies by Pretty Pink Posh, and the year two stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Leave me a comment below and let me know which one of them all is your favourite. Until next time, happy paper-crafting!
Hello Bastel Traum friends! And welcome back to another one of our monthly challenges, where you can play with us for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum Online Shop (they ship worldwide!) This month’s challenge will run until 15 May 2018 at 8:45 am GMT+2 and the subject will be “Flowers/Mother’s Day”.
For this month’s project I chose to create a card set for my mother-in-law:
She is a big fan of my handmade projects and in the past she would often ask me for a thank you or a birthday card with a specific theme and for a specific occasion. Nevertheless, with work and family obligations, most of the times I would be to busy to get the card to her on time.
So for the last couple of years, I have made her a little card set every April as a combined birthday/mother’s day gift and it’s been a total hit!
This year I used the Build-A-Flower stamp layering set by Altenew and a few sentiments from different stamp sets by various companies (“Celebrate” is from a set by Paper Smooches, “Many Thanks” is from a set by Pretty Pink Posh). My used a wonky stitches die to decorate the edges of my card panels. The beauty of this design is that you could use any sentiments you like from absolutely any stamp set already in your stash!
Once my card panels were ready, I adhered them on to a set of kraft cards and packaged them in a little see through box for delivery. And that’s it for this project! I hope you’ll find our theme for this month’s challenge inspiring. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!