Saturday, November 18, 2017

Fun Reindeer Card!

Hi everyone, 

I am Sabrina and today I want to show you how I used the fantastic "Reindeer and a Tree" stamps. 




I colored the small reindeer and the Santa Claus with the tombows, for the writing I used the black embossing powder ... is not the reindeer jumping on the writing?!? with these cute timbres I have entered the LOL Christmas mood! for more details I look forward to on my blog www.chiccaeilittlemice.blogspot.it




Kiss Sabrina

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stamp of the month for november - Balancing holiday mouse



Goodmorning, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a card for the monthly challenge from Gerda Steiner designs. If you participate in this challenge you have to but the image if you are participating for the first time. If you then enter the challenge with a card, you autuomatically get the image for next month for free!



For the november challenge you have to make a card with the image Balancing holiday mouse from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen and then I have fussy cut the image. I decided to make a shakercard with this cute mouse. With the Crea-nest-lies XXL 51, 53 and 55 from Crealies I made a rectangle panel with an oval opening in it. With the oval dies I also made an oval frame that I adhered around the oval opening. For the background of my shakercard I used black and white dotted design paper from the Do what you love - Pretty paper bloc from Marianne design. I filled the shaker with Sparkling clear 3mm and Marshmallow 4mm sequins from Pretty pink posh and star sequins from an unknown brand. I adhered the shaker part on a white card. On a piece of red cardstock I stamped a sentiment from the stampset Tiny type from Clearly besotted stamps with versamark ink and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. With black ink I stamped a little star from the stampset Perfectly penned from Concord & 9th a couple of times on the card.


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STAMP: Balancing holiday mouse from Gerda Steiner designs, Tiny type from Clearly besotted stamps, Perfectly penned from Concord & 9th
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White and red cs, Do what you love - Pretty paper bloc from Marianne design
INK: Versamark, Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 51, 53 and 55 from Crealies 
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, white embossingpowder, Sparkling clear 3mm and Marshmallow 4 mm sequins from Pretty pink posh, star sequins

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Tree Decoration | Gerda Steiner Guest Design

Hi there,

it's Erika here and I created this xmas tree decoration using the lovely Christmas Kitties stamp set!

I decided that this Christmas my tree will be decorated with a lot of custom decorations so I have made this one with Gerda Steiner Stamp and Tomboy dual brush!

In the video below you will find the process to create yours!




Here is a photo:



Enjoy!

Erika Scrappika
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Have a howly-jolly Christmas

Hi there,

it's Tanja here for you on a Wednesday but this is a special occasion for Gerda Steiner Designs is joining the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Blog Hop.






  • cut out a CUTplorations Tag #1 from Perfect Colouring Paper and stamp one of the cute puppies from the Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Puppies set with Memento Tuxedo Black
  • add the gift-wrapped bone from the same set and the thought bubble elements from the Mama Elephant Just hatched set and the Lawn Fawn A little Birdie told me set and stamp those with that same black ink
  • color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut the bottom and the top part of the tag again but this time from patterned paper from the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6x6 paper pad
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Puppies set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • thread teal and natural twine through the hole of the tag
About the blog hop: 
Welcome to the 25 days of Christmas Tags Instagram Hop! Today’s event has some awesome prizes that are exclusive to this hop. To be eligible to win one of these prizes follow these guidelines...
1. You must LIKE and become a FOLLOWER at every stop along the hop including the FIRST stop @traceymcneely—there are 12 stops in total.
2. Comment along the way on how you are inspired by the tag.
3. Spread the word about this Hop, there are lots of prizes.
4. Have fun getting in the Christmas spirit!
You have until November 25th 11:59 pm EST to complete the hop in order to be eligible for a prize.
The next stop on the Hop is: @laurie_willison (Laurie Willison)

Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Yours,


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Happy Fall Kite

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this little fall scene using the adorable squirrel from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Fall set:

  • stamp the squirrel and some leaves from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Fall set with Versafine Vintage Sepia and color the images with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Zest-it
  • cut out a kite from patterned paper from the Maja Design Walking in the Forest 6x6 paper pad and add extra shading with some colored pencils as well
  • cut out a stitched panel from Neenah Desert Strom kraft cardstock and create a scene with the help of green and blue cardstock and dies from the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts, the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders and the My Favorite Things Trees in the Forest die sets
  • cut two little green banners using a die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 set and stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Fall set with Versafine Vintage Sepia - I used my MISTI to get a good impression on the textured cardstock
  • add some natural twine and a little bow to the kite as final embellishment


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,




Thursday, November 9, 2017

Reindeer and a Tree Fun!

Hi there, 

it's Erika [from http://www.scrappika.com/] here again!

Here is a fun Christmas Tree with Santa decorating!




These are the main supplies used:
* Gerda Steiner Designs "Reindeer and a Tree" stamp set
* Concord and 9th "Trim the tree" die
* Tombow dual brush
* Bazzil Foil Red
* Paper Cratepaper "Do the"
* Puffy Velvet pen
* Archival ink Pad black
* Distress vintage photo

Thanks for stopping by!







Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I didn't eat it (yet) - Larissa

Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a birthday card that I made for a colleague.


I have used the digital stamp I didn't eat it (yet)! from Gerda Steiner designs on my card. Before I printed the image, I first mirrored it. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have fussy cut the image. I coloured the pie and the horns from the monster with the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen. On a white card I adhered a strip orange star design paper from the Beachside petite paper pack from Lawn fawn (retired) and then I adhered the image with foamtape on the card. I stamped the sentiment (hurray) from the stampset 't is je verjaardag from Els Brigé design with Blueprint sketch distress ink and then I die-cut the word with the 't is je verjaardag matching dies from Els Brigé design. Then I stamped a sentiment from the stampset Joepie! Geniet from Marianne design on a strip of white cardstock with versafine onyx black ink and then I embossed it with clear embossingpowder. I adhered the sentiment under the word hurray. I stamped a star from the stampset Whimsical winter from Mama elephant with Blueprint sketch distress ink on the card. Then I used blue fineliner to draw some lines on my card. 





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STAMP:I didn't eat it (yet)! from Gerda Steiner designs, 't is je verjaardag from Els Brigé design, Whimsical winter from Mama elephant, Joepie! Geniet from Marianne design
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White cs, Beachside petite paper pack from Lawn fawn (retired)
INK: Versafine onyx black, Blueprint sketch distress ink
DIES: 't is je verjaardag matching dies from Els Brigé design
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, blue fineliner



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Christmas kitties - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and this time I am posting 2 christmas cards. I have used the same images, but because I used different design papers for the cards and coloured the images a bit different. they are not exactly the same.


I stamped a cuple of different images from the stampset Christmas kitties from Gerda Steiner designs. Then I coloured the images with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have coloured the ornaments and the trim of the christmas hat with the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen. I have die-cut the image with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 36 from Crealies and then I adhered the image on black cardstock. 


On a white card I adhered design paper that I also cut with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 36 from Crealies. Both design papers are bought in Dutch stores. 



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STAMP: Christmas kitties from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White and black cs, Paperpad from Action and V&D
INK: Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 36 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, white ribbon



Friday, October 27, 2017

Stamp of the month - Racoon - Larissa


Goodmorning, I am Larissa from Car-d-eliciousand today I am posting a card that I made for the monthly challenge from Gerda Steiner designs. If you buy the October image: Racoon from Gerda Steiner designs and make a card with it this month, you automatically get next months image for free. Really fabulous!


This month the image is Racoon from Gerda Steiner designs. I typed my own sentiment on the sign and then I printed the image. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils, the black glaze pen and a white gelpen. I have die-cut the image with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 49 from Crealies and then I fussy cut the upper part of the image. I diec-ut another circle from white cardstock with the same dies. On top of that circle I made a cloudy background with the Mini cloud edges stencil from My favorite things and Tumbled glass distress ink. From orange plaid paper from the Perfectly plaid fall paper pack from Lawn fawn I die-cut a square with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 42 from Crealies and I adhered it on a white card.


I decorated 2 corners of the card with some flowers and leaves. I die-cut the flowers from white cardstock with the Layered floral set Die-047j from Impression obsession. I decorated the middle of the flowers with Limoncello jewel drops from Nuvo. The leaves are cut with the Leaf cluster die-066-c from Impression obsession and the Lit-267 from Kreaxions from white cardstock and then I colloured them with Peeled paint distress ink. 


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STAMP: Racoon from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, distress ink
PAPER: White cs, Perfectly plaid fall paper pack from Lawn fawn
INK: Tumbled glass and peeled paint distress ink
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 42 & 49 from Crealies, Lit-267 from Kreaxions, Layered floral set Die-047j and Leaf cluster die-066-c from Impression obsession

ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, white gelpen, Mini cloud edges stencil from My favorite things, Limoncello jewel drops from Nuvo

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall in love tags from Larissa


Goodmorning, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I amposting 2 tags. I used the stampset Fall in love from Gerda Steiner designs to make 2 little tags. This is a real autumn stampset , but I am showing you that you can use it for another occasion. You could use it to let someone know that you miss them if you use other colours and paper.


The first tag is a real autumn tag. I used the cute squirrel image from the set Fall in love from Gerda Steiner designs on it. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen and then I fussy cut the image. The tag is is made with the Tag builder blueprints 5 from My favorite things. I used dark brown cardstock and plaid paper from the Perfectly plaid paperpad from Lawn fawn. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of brown cardstock and I adhered it on the tag.


I die-cut a tiny heart from yellow cardstock and adhered it with foamtape above the image. I applied Limoncello jewel drops from Nuvo on the heart. I tied a yellow ribbon through the tag and tied it together with black thread and a tiny black button.


On the second tag I used the cute mice from the stampset Fall in love from Gerda Steiner designs. I coloured them again with my pencils. I used a different tag from the set Tag builder blueprints 5 from My favorite things. This time I used red cardstock and black striped design paper from the Trick or treat paperpad from My mind's eye. On the lower design paper I stamped a sentiment from the set Tiny type from Clearly besotted stamps with versamark ink and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. I cut a heart from red cardstock and added glossy accents on it.


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STAMP: Fall in love from Gerda Steiner designs, Tiny type from Clearly besotted stamps
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: Red, white and brown cs, Trick or treat paperpad from My mind's eye, Perfectly plaid paperpad from Lawn fawn
INK: Versafine onyx black, versamark
DIES: Tag builder blueprints 5 from My favorite things
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, glossy accents, Limoncello jewel drops from Nuvo, white ribbon, yellow ribbon, tiny black button

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thank you Hedgehog

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and this time I created this sweet Fall card:

  • cut out a stitched panel from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cadrstock
  • stamp the hedgehog from the Gerda Steiner Designs Hedgehog with Sign set, pumpkins, pears and apples from the Gerda Steiner Designs Fall Mice set and leaves from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Fall set with Versafine Vintage Sepia - use the Masking Technique
  • color the images with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Zest-it
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a backdrop with the help of patterned paper from the Maja Design Walking in the Forest 6x6 paper pad, the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangles and the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2
  • adhere the layers to a dark brown cardbase


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Monday, October 23, 2017

Hi everyone,
It's Sabrina here and I'm so thrilled for my first Guest Deisgn post for Gerda Steiner Desing!!! Today I am showing two project with "Christmas Puppy" stamps set. 









I made three little projects:



For the first puppy I created a simple tag and I used:
- "CHRISTMAS PUPPIES"STAMP Gerda Steiner Designs 
- NUVO : red berry, white blizzard, ebony back
- Bazzil kraft
- Vellum
- Dies Paper rosette
- Cardstock Foil
- Cardsock
- Twine
- Banner Punch
- Washi tape
- Tombow Dual Brush
- VersaFine Clair Nocturne
- Watercolor paper
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For this adorable puppy I used :
- "CHRISTMAS PUPPIES"STAMP Gerda Steiner Designs 
- Bazzil kraft
- Dies " TINY HOUSES"
- Dies star
- Embossing Powder red
- Cardsock
- Tree
- Tombow Dual Brush
- VersaFine Clair Nocturne
- Watercolor paper
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For this puppy I used :
- "CHRISTMAS PUPPIES" STAMP Gerda Steiner Designs 
- Bazzil kraft
- Dies " TINY HOUSES"
- Dies star
- NUVO: apple sour
- Cardsock
- Dies circle
- Tombow Dual Brush
- VersaFine Clair Nocturne

- Watercolor paper
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I hope to be inspired by these fabulous stamps! 

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Hi there, 

it's Erika [from http://www.scrappika.com/] here again!

I love Coffee Monster stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs and this is my tag using one of those super cute creatures.






In this video you will find the process to color your little monster using Tombow dual brush with watercolor technique:



Thanks for stopping by!

Erika “Scrappika”

Friday, October 20, 2017

Guest Design: Coffee Monster by Anika Lerche

Hey stampers, it's me again, Anni, for another guest design post.

I couldn't resist these super cute monster from the set Coffee Monster. After my colourful monsters last week I decided to create a colourful background for this card.



I started by masking of a stripe on a piece of water colour cardstock. I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in rainbow order. On this ink blended stripe I drew some circles with clear water.

While the background was drying I stamped the monster in Copic friendly ink on white paper. I coloured the monster in warm grey tones and added a little bit of silver glitter glue to it's dots. I fussy cut the image. I LOVE to fussy cut but if you don't, don't panic - there are coordinating dies available, too!


I adhered a stripe of black cardstock to the background to make the colours even more and added some dots of Glossy Accents, too.

Then I assembled the card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.
Anni

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reindeer and a tree - Merry christmas - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a christmas card with cute reindeer.


This time I made a christmas card with the stampset Reindeer and a tree from Gerda Steiner designs.


I stamped a couple of images from the stamp set Reindeer and a tree from Gerda Steiner designs and then I coloured them all with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. Then I fussy cut all the images. With the Crea-nest-lies XXL 42 from Crealies I die-cut a square from white cardstock. I die-cut a square with the same size from red gingham design paper from the Tiny check brights paperpad from My favorite things. With the Crea-nest-lies XXL 49 from Crealies I die-cut a couple of circles in different sizes in the square from white cardstock. I adhered the white square with foamtape on the red gingham square and then I adhered them both on a white card.


Then I placed all the reindeer, the tree and the christmasornament in all the circles. I had to cut parts from some of the animals away to make them fit in the circles....Sorry reindeer. ;) I stamped a sentiment from the set Tiny type from Clearly besotted stamps on black cardstock with versamark ink and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. I coloured all the noses from the reindeer and the christmas ornaments with the Glitter gloss pen from Nuvo and then I applied glossy accents on them.


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STAMP: Reindeer and a tree from Gerda Steiner designs, Tiny type from Clearly besotted stamps
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White and black cs, Tiny check brights paperpad from My favorite things
INK: Versafine onyx black, versamark
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 42 & 49 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Glitter gloss pen from Nuvo, Glossy accents, white embossingpowder




Friday, October 13, 2017

Guest Design - Coffee Monster by Anika Lerche

Hey stampers, Anni here!

I am so happy to be back as a guest designer this month.

Coffee and monster? Hello? Couldn't get much cuter than that, could it?
I couldn't decide which monster to use - so I used three of the four in the set. I just left the fourth out because there wasn't enough room on my card left - it is super cute, too! These two things are included in the set Coffee monster that I used for my card.


I started by stamping the monsters with a black ink and coloured them with coloured pencils - my favourite colour medium. When you finish the colouring the black lines aren't really black anymore. Previously I went over the lines with a black pen. But I learned a great trick: If you leave the stamps in your stamping tool you can easily stamp them again after colouring - this time with a really black ink like Versafine! Fast, easy and a really good effect!


Because of the cuteness of the monster I decided to keep the rest of the card simple. I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock. I created a floor by ink blending a LITTLE bit of grey ink for the monsters to sit on. Then I stamped the sentiment and assembled the card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.
Anni