Home is where the heart is

Hello crafty friends and happy Sunday!

Today I'm here to share with you another pull tab slider switch card. For long time I wanted to use the happy village stamp set. And now I had a good reason. Near to our house we occasionally saw a house that was left. We are searching for two years already to find a house that we a) can pay and b) is more or less what we want. I decided to create a card and ask the owner if he/she would sell. Until now, I didn't send the card :D


As always I created a video tutorialfor you guys.
But here I will do a little instruction:


  • Stamp all images on Neenah solar white paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color with Copic Markers.
  • Die cut images using coordinating dies and cut out the little heart in the house using a craft knife.
  • Die cut all pieces needed. Card panel and  hill borders.
  • I placed all pieces like I wanted them so I knew where to put my light.
  • I created my simple circuit first. REMINDER: + side from the battery connects with the plus side from the LED. And so does the minus side ;)
  • Then I cut out a stripe into the Circuit. I created a "X" shaped paper piece folding the paper forward and backwards. The piece was covered with copper tape.
  • The X has to be put in the cut out stripe. Two arms from the "X" under the panel and two on top. When the X is, where the copper tape is, then the circuit is connected again.
  • Glue a pull tab on top of the X.
  • Circuit panel can now be taped to the card base and the card can be assembled.
  • As I always like to hide the thickness of the card, my sky layer has one layer of foam tape, the first hill layer has two layers of foam tape and the third hill layer has three layers of foam tape.
  • Add all the houses, clouds and fences and trees.
  • On my pull tab I added a green piece of paper, so the recipient would know easier where to pull. I wrote in german "pull here", as the recipient may just know german.
  • Stamp the sentiment. Please stamp the sentiment before assembling the card. I changed my mind and did it last. But I wouldn't recommend this ;)
  • Card is all done.

This was my card for today. I hope I manage to send the card to the house owner. We are just waiting to talk to the neighbors, so we know better about the situation. We don't want to annoy anyone.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I hope to see you back soon! Happy Sunday

Vanessa

Here are the links for supplies I've used. Some of the links are affiliate links. They provide a little commission in case you buy products using my links with no extra costs for you. Products marked with (*) I generously received from the companies to use.
BatterieBatterie
ChibitronicsCuppertape
ChibitronicsLED white
ChibitronicsStarter Kit
Copic MarkerCopic Marker
Create a SmileAcrylblöcke
Foam Tape3M
FoliaBastelskalpell
FoliaBonefolder
MementoTuxedo Black
My Favorite ThingsStitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
My Favorite ThingsStitched Snow Drifts
My Sweet PetuniaMISTI Tool
Neenah SolarWhite Paper Ultra Heavy
Scotch 3MTape Glider
SizzixBigShot
Tim HoltzBroken China
Tim HoltzInk Blending Tool
Tim HoltzTumbled Glass Ink
Tim HoltzTwisted Citron
TombowMono Multi 
VersafineOnyx Black


Interactive Switch LED Card

Hello friends,
today I have this interactive switch system to share with you. For long time I wanted to create a card in which you can open the oven and then the light would shine. It took me a bit, but finally I can share with you how I did it.


Basicly the circuit is a simple circuit. The circuit is all time closed. The little acetate piece which is glued behind the ovens door is there to interrupt the circuit. This is all you have to know. So the light is only shining while the ovens door is open.


As always I created a >>video<<tutorial for you, so you can easily recreate the card.



I hope you enjoyed my card for today. Soon this month I will be back with another tutorial for you. I wish you a great Sunday.

Vanessa

Here are the links for supplies I've used. Some of the links are affiliate links. They provide a little commission in case you buy products using my links with no extra costs for you. Products marked with (*) I generously received from the companies to use.
Tonic Trimmer
Abstandklebeband TransparentAbstandklebeband Transparent
BatterieBatterie
ChibitronicsCuppertape
ChibitronicsStarter Kit
ChibitronicsPink, Orange, Green LED*
Copic MarkerCopic Marker
Create a SmileAcrylblöcke
Foam Tape3M
FoliaAcrylblöcke
FoliaBastelskalpell
FoliaBonefolder
FoliaSchere
FoliaVellum
Lawn FawnPush Here
Lawn FawnSprinkled with joy
Lawn FawnBun in the oven
MementoTuxedo Black
Neenah SolarWhite Paper Ultra Heavy
Scotch 3MTape Glider
Spectrum Noir SparklesClear Overlay
TombowMono Multi 
VersafineOnyx Black

Mach's wie die Möwe und scheiß rauf!

Hallo ihr Lieben,

heute gibt es einen kurzen und schmerzlosen Post von mir. Mal wieder die Zeit, die Zeit, die Zeit. Aber auf dem Bastelwochenende habe ich die Chance bekommen die Juni-Release-Stempel von Create a Smile auszuprobieren und da wollte ich noch rechtzeitig meine Inspiration zeigen!


Anlass für diese Karte war mein Arbeitskollege, denn er hatte Mitte Mai Geburtstag und hat seinen 50sten gefeiert. Sein Motto war Nordsee und als ich die Möwen von Christine gesehen habe bin ich vor Glück ausgeflippt. Ich wusste direkt, das diese Karte der Knaller wird. Sie kam auch wirklich sehr gut an bei ihm! Ursprünglich war die Idee, dass die Möwen noch auf eine 50 scheißen, aber leider hatten wir keine geeignete 50 im Kloster dabei ;) Aber auch ohne war die Karte perfekt.


Die Karte war nicht schwer zu machen. Zu beginn habe ich meine Motive gestempelt und mit meinen Copic Markern ausgemalt. Im Kloster hatte ich den Luxus die Brother Scan and Cut zu testen und musste daher nicht selbst ausschneiden. Ich sag euch, die Investition lohnt sich! Nachdem die Möwen erledigt waren habe ich mich an meinen Hintergrund gemacht. Dafür habe ich aus Wolken Stanzen Schablonen geschnitten und bin mit Tumbled Glass Distress ink drüber gewischt. Das Mehr habe ich mit verschiedenen Blautönen gestaltet. Vorher habe ich den Wellenstempel von Create a Smile mit weißem Embossingpulver gestempelt und bearbeitet. Für die Baumstämme habe ich Schlitze in die Wellen geschnitten, sodass es wirklich ausschaut, als ob die Möwen im Wasser sitzen. Den Spruch habe ich ebenfalls mit weiß embossed, allerdings habe ich rotes Distress Ink Stempelkissen verwendet um das weiße Papier einzufärben. 


So, das war es auch mal wieder von mir. Ich habe hier noch ein paar Projekte die gezeigt werden wollen. Aber wie gesagt, leider schaffe ich im Moment nicht wirklich viel. 
Ich wünsche euch noch eine schöne Restwoche und bis ganz bald,


Here are the links for supplies I've used. Some of the links are affiliate links. They provide a little commission in case you buy products using my links with no extra costs for you. Products marked with (*) I generously received from the companies to use. 

FoliaBastelskalpell
Lawn FawnPuffy Clouds Border Die
MementoTuxedo Black
My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle
My Sweet PetuniaMISTI Tool
Neenah SolarWhite Paper Ultra Heavy
Scotch 3MTape Glider
SizzixBigShot
Tim HoltzInk Blending Tool
Tim HoltzBlueprint Sketch
Tim HoltzChipped Saphire
Tim HoltzInk Blending Tool
Tim HoltzTonic Trimmer
Tim HoltzTumbled Glass Ink
TombowMono Multi 
VersamarkWatermark Ink
WOW EmbossingOpaque White Embossing Powder
Brother Scan n Cut


Hummingbirds and Cherry Blossoms

Hello crafty friends, 

maybe you got that some crafty friends and I had a great weekend with lots of chatting, crafting and having fun. The cards I wanted to show you were mostly done with supplies I borrowed from my friends. 


At the Moment I'm having a crafty hangover. I guess I had so much trouble at the moment, that it became a big effort to go to my crafty table and make something creative. I have to admit, that my heart is broken as crafting is my love. Normally it helps me feeling better and relaxes. And this made me sad and I was struggling if it would make sense to go on a crafty weekend without wanting really to craft. But I went. 


And I´m glad I did. I went there to meet the most incredible crafty peeps we have here. They are so funny, we had great talks about everything, we had workshops and they had great supplies :D I felt like in heaven. I went trough their places looking for supplies I don't own. So I went home with six cards and not even one stamp set was mine. 


I'm sorry I talked so much about my problems and feeling at the moment. Maybe it makes you understand better my abstinence and poor posting. 

For my card. I started with coloring both stamp sets I borrowed from Annika Lerche. I stamped the sets with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and started coloring the images with my Copic markers. As mentioned I was struggling with getting creative and my best tipp for this kind of problem: take a stamp set you really love, stamp and color it. Nothing fancy, just playing. Sometime I already have a card design I love which I just replicate. But this time not. I started coloring and then wen to the Brother Scan n Cut for fuzzy cutting. Then I remembered Yana Smakulas cards and how dimensional they are. So I went for this style. At the end I had two great cards. I was so happy for finding my way back to being creative. 

The other cards from my crafty weekend will be posted soon as well. I wish you all a great monday. 




Here are the links for supplies I've used. Some of the links are affiliate links. They provide a little commission in case you buy products using my links with no extra costs for you. Products marked with (*) I generously received from the companies to use.

Copic MarkerCopic Marker
Foam Tape3M
FoliaBonefolder*
MementoTuxedo Black
My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle
My Sweet PetuniaMISTI Tool
Neenah SolarWhite Paper Ultra Heavy
Pretty Pink poshSparkling Clear 4mm
Pretty Pink poshSparkling Clear 6mm
RangerGlossy Accents
Scotch 3MTape Glider
Sequins PickerSequins Picker
SizzixBigShot
Tim HoltzInk Blending Tool
Tim HoltzTumbled Glass Ink
Tim HoltzInk Blending Tool
Tim HoltzTonic Trimmer
TombowMono Multi 
Spectrum NoirSparkle Pen*
Pretty Pink PoshCherry Blossom
Pretty Pink PoshHummingbird Thanks
Brother Scan n Cut
MerkenMerken

Chibitronics & Winnie and Walter collaboration



Hello friends, 

today we are back with a little collaboration blog hop. Chibitronics is teaming with Winnie and Walter. We also have great prices to win, so please stay until the end. 


For my project for today I wanted to create a diamonds shining scene. Here for I colored my images and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I also created some from vellum. Behind the diamonds I wanted to have the lights shining indirectly. A better Tutorial I have for you in my video. I  am always better in explaining while you can see it. 




As promised there is also a chance to win. All you need to do is to hop along the list and leave on each blog a comment. You have time until Tuesday, may 29th 11.59 pm to leave comments and have a chance to win. Chibitronics is giving away a Starter Kit valued with 30$ and Winnie and Walter is giving away a 30$ gift card.



Here are the links for supplies I've used. Some of the links are affiliate links. They provide a little commission in case you buy products using my links with no extra costs for you. Products marked with (*) I generously received from the companies to use. 

Foam Tape3M
FoliaAcrylblöcke
FoliaGlitzerkarton Classic
MementoTuxedo Black
My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
My Sweet PetuniaMISTI Tool
Neenah SolarWhite Paper Ultra Heavy
Pretty Pink poshMarshmallow 4mm
Pretty Pink poshMarshmallow 6mm
RangerGlossy Accents
Scotch 3MTape Glider
Sequins PickerSequins Picker
Simon Says StampFog Ink
Spectrum Noir SparklesClear Overlay
,Tonic Trimmer
TombowMono Multi 
VersafineOnyx Black
VersamarkWatermark Ink
WOW EmbossingGold Rich super fine
Winnie and WalterMy Precious*


You are the sunshine of my life.

Hallo ihr Lieben,

das letzte Wochenende war ich gemeinsam mit einem Teil des Crafters Companion Team auf Bastelwochenende. Ich war sehr kreativ, habe viele tolle Gespräche gehabt und tolle, nette Menschen kennengelernt. 


Der Vorteil an so einem Bastelwochenende ist, dass man gerne auch mal Materialien austauscht. Kerstin hatte diesen tollen Stempel dabei, und er wurde direkt mit den Sparkle Pens bearbeitet und eine tolle Karte ist entstanden. 


Da die Sparkle Pens sehr hoch pigmentiert sind, reicht es, wenn man lediglich an der Stelle, an der es am dunkelsten sein soll, die Farbe aufträgt und anschließend mit dem Wassertankpinsel/ Pinsel verblendet. So entsteht schnell und einfach ein genialer Farbverlauf. Ich persönlich finde auch, dass Aquarell sehr gut zu dem Stempel und zu dem Look der Karte passt.


So, viel mehr habe ich leider auch nicht mehr zu sagen. Ich mache mich mal an die Bearbeitung der Bilder, da ich die nächsten Tage hier einiges posten möchte. 
Ich hoffe euch hat meine Karte gefallen, und dass wir uns ganz bald wieder sehen. 





Magical Day

Hello Chibitronic-fans :)

today I want to share with you this magical pullman slider switch card. First, I wanted to mentioned that at the beginning the card was planned as a regular LED card, with a push switch. But as I was creating my circuit I liked the idea of having a pullman slider switch and a hidden sentiment.



As always I created a tutorial for you. You can see HEREhow I created this card. I like doing the videos for you, as you always understand better how to create the card.
  • Stamp all the images on Neenah Solar White paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Color all the images using Copic Markers (but for sure you could use what ever you want
  • Die cut the panel out of watercolor paper and ink blend the panel using Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink. Splatter some waterdogs over the panel
  • Diecut another panel to create the circuit and create the regular circuit. Then you cut a strip of paper off, which goes trough one string (see picture below)
  • Take one piece of paper and cover it with copper tape. Then you fold it until it gets a star shape. The will work as a connector trough the missing part in the string.
  • Place the star shape in the cut out strip and tape it on a piece of paper. Mine was about 1" wide. This works as out pull tab. Other then I did in the video I would suggest to stamp the sentiment before glueing on the star shape.
  • Cover the circuit with a double layer of foam tape and tape it on the ink blended background we created.
  • The finished panel can now be taped on the cardbase.
  • Add all the critters, which were fuzzy cut and covered with clear Sparkle pen before.
  • I used some sequins from Lucys Little Things for finishing touches and then the card is all finished.




So, this was my card for today. I hope you enjoyed watching and reading how I created this card. I hope you've got inspired and I would like to see your project.
Vanessa


Here are the links for supplies I've used. Some of the links are affiliate links. They provide a little commission in case you buy products using my links with no extra costs for you. Products marked with (*) I generously received from the companies to use. 

Tim HoltzBlueprint Sketch
Tim HoltzInk Blending Tool
Tim HoltzPeacock Feathers
Tim HoltzWilted Violet
Tim HoltzInk Blending Tool
Tim HoltzTonic Trimmer
My Favorite ThingsMagical Day
ChibitronicsCuppertape
ChibitronicsPink, Orange, Green LED*
ChibitronicsStarter Kit
Studio KatiaOval Die
NeenahSolar White 80mg/m
Spectrum Noir SparklesClear Overlay
Copic MarkerCopic Marker
BatterieBatterie
MementoTuxedo Black
VersafineOnyx Black
VersamarkWatermark Ink
WOW EmbossingOpaque White Embossing Powder