Sunday, September 18, 2016

Das doppelte Lottchen #169

Hello everyone,

I guess you notived that it was quiet for a while over here. Well, Anni and I decided to take a summer break, but we are back and I have tons of cards to share!

For those new on my blog:
Lottie and Lisa means Anni and I usually pick a stamp or stamp set or die that we both have (we nearly have the same taste!) and create a card with this product and another task.
Today I made a wish, and it is:

Useless Trinkets - Keksdose (free Digi stamp)

&

Something textile


I picked my old pompom edging (is that the word?) as a textile element for my card and kept the ret super simple:




Now hop over to Anni's blog to find her creation :) She'll knock your socks off ;)

Thanks for viisting!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Das doppelte Lottchen #168, lots of cards & EXCITING news!

Hello everyone,

I guess you notived that it was quiet for a while over here. Well, Anni and I decided to take a summer break, but we are back and I have tons of cards to share!

For those new on my blog:
Lottie and Lisa means Anni and I usually pick a stamp or stamp set or die that we both have (we nearly have the same taste!) and create a card with this product and another task.
Today I made a wish, and it is:

Lawn Fawn - Critters in the forest

&

cool colors

I am usually not a big fan of purple, but I recently fell in love with soft-purple/ turquoise combos, so I used that color combo  for this week's card:





And now, without lots of words, here's a whole bunch of card using the new Create A Smile release.  (click!) SO. MUCH. FUN!!!




Moving along with the times - clean and simple
Less is more - recipe "sticker" (alphabet stickers)







CASology - fun








Simply Create Too - use feathers
















Addicted to stamps and more - holiday (summer holidays)







CAS mix up - stamping + sprays + your choice
Allsorts - use at least two dies
4 crafty chicks - sentiment







Stempelküche - lasst uns feiern!
Stampin' Royalty - Birthdays
Seize the birthday - anything goes
Craft for the craic - photo inspiration








Daring Cardmakers - Wonderful woodgrain







Last but not least I would like to tell you about so AMAZING news!
Create a Smile will soon launch their first mini-print-magazine called "Treasures" and YOU could be a part of the first issue! Who does not love to be published, especially in a PRINT media?!
Here's the Open Call for submissions, so make sure you don't miss this amazing opportunity! (click!)


That was a lot of stuff and news to check out!

Now hop over to Anni's blog to find her creation :) She'll knock your socks off ;)

Thanks for viisting!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Das doppelte Lottchen #167

It's sunday, that means it's Lottie and Lisa time! 

Lottie and Lisa means Anni and I usually pick a stamp or stamp set or die that we both have (we nearly have the same taste!) and create a card with this product and another task.
Today I made a wish, and it is:


Create A Smile - Es ist serviert! / Served up!

&

Kissing Technique


This combo turned out a bit challenging fpr me - because I usually use the kissing technique to create an interesting focal point or for cards which are more on the elegant side. But with the served up set I had to clear my mind and go for something different.
I took out the bold solid thank you set from the "mini Thank You" stamp set and used he Mandala from the upcoming release to "kiss" some fun texture onto that word. I used different colors of Dye Ink to create a fun background which has lots of idetail, but hopefully doesn't take too much attention off the focal point. What do you think?



The Vellum helps that little guy to stand out a bit :) I also added some Glossy accents to the baverages and some droplets at the end of the sentiment banner.




Now hop over to Anni's blog to find her creation :) She'll knock your socks off ;)

Thanks for viisting!
MerkenMerken

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Das doppelte Lottchen #166

It's sunday, that means it's Lottie and Lisa time! 

Lottie and Lisa means Anni and I usually pick a stamp or stamp set or die that we both have (we nearly have the same taste!) and create a card with this product and another task.
Today I made a wish, and it is:


Sweet Stamp Shop - Hippo

&

Background made with tiny stamps


I am totally in a pirates-mood lately, so I went for the hippo with the pirate's hat. I found a small skull-stamp in an older Simon Says Stamp stamp set that I hardly ever used and created this background - I think it turned out super fun!
The text stamp says "Hey Landlubber" and is from an upcoming Create A Smile stamp set.


Now hop over to Anni's blog to find her creation :) She'll knock your socks off ;)

Thanks for viisting!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Das doppelte Lottchen #165

It's sunday, that means it's Lottie and Lisa time! 

Lottie and Lisa means Anni and I usually pick a stamp or stamp set or die that we both have (we nearly have the same taste!) and create a card with this product and another task.
Today I made a wish, and it is:


Mama Elephant - Pandamonium

&

Use a Background stamp


You might notice that we took a short break from our Lottie & Lisa fun - we've both been super busy, but now we're BACK - yay!
I remember that I had s great design on my mind when I wrote down today's challenge - but as always I forgot and I felt like I couldn't create something super unique. 

Question: Do you have phases when it comes to crafting?
Sometimes I fall for background stamps, two weeks later I can't come up with ANY idea using them. Sometimes I love to use patterned paper and sometimes I don't touch them for weeks. Sometimes I love to watercolor, sometimes I'm like "Meh, it looks all the same!".
Those phases keep me struggling, but I am happy I am not completely stuck with one technique only - my phases change and so do my designs - that's fun.

However, I did not feel like using background stamps when I made my first card and I found it boring, even if the rainbow of colors pop:



The card is okay, but I still found it boring.
Then I remember a card Anni made years ago for one Lottie and Lisa and I decided to somewhat CASE it. :)


I loved that she cut down her background into strips to add dimension and interest to her card, so I tried that;



I think this turned out quite cute and I am so happy there are so many inspiring creations out there whenever i feel uninspired. 
(Fun Fact: I hadn't looked at Anni's card again before I made mine. Her's is from November 2012 and still my card looks like a super close CASE. Anni's designs have always been my fav and I studied her art in a way that makes me remember cards even after 3,5 years - hehe!)

Oh, by the way: The sentiment on this card says "Hug?"

I would also like to share another card with you that I made for the current challenge in our Create A Smile Friends & Family Facebook-Group.





Join the group if you'd like to play along and win a gift card to the store!


Now hop over to Anni's blog to find her creation :) She'll knock your socks off ;)

Thanks for viisting!
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