Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tipps on saving money and "Das doppelte Lottchen #129"

Hello everyone :)
Wishing you a sunny sunday. It's pretty nice over here - I have been sitting on the balcony, making a color swatch for my Polychromos and enjoying the springy weather.

(You already know this picture if you follow the Create A Smile Instagram account. There's auper much inspiration  and I sometimes share what I am doing right now :) So if you'd like to take a peek at my time - make sure to subscribe ;)

I used some movable label-stickers - So I can always add more colors and keep it looking well organised.

Did ou know that those labels make a great, inexpensive (oh yes!) masking paper? I have no idea why the same products is much more expensive with a different name on it. I don't like that many crafty companies sell there products for more money just because they found a different way to use it. (e.g. A spray bottle for distress inks... .excuse me?!?! - is there ANY difference between that bottle and the others that you use for gardeing and stuff? Just search for "spray bottle" and you'll find lots of cheap alternatives!)
Okay, enough of that. But let me tell you that there are TONS of products that are everyday items with a different name - just be on the lookout to save money :) )

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

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

Create A Smile - Penguin Party
Water Droplets on a Distress- ink-background

I made a cute simple card with some squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio and pine needles. The sentiment is from "Hey Quatschkopf" and says "Happy birthday to you, jelly in your shoe" which is a silly, but popular children's rhyme :)
It's hard to see, but the sentiment is embossed with wow earth tone mint embossing powder.


Thanks for stoppin' by, please check out Anni's blog to see how she was inspired by this challenge :)


  1. Christine, very cute and beautiful card! Saw it on Instagram, and wanted to look closer and read about it. Love your distressed green mat and splatters making a perfect background for your nice penguin :)

  2. Such a great stamp set, those penguins are on my wishlist :) I love your background of green tones with the water droplets, and your attention to detail by adding shading to the candles! Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  3. Oh what a fun card...and the sentiment cracks me up! I love your "smoosh" background and the cute fella popping out of the cake!! Thanks for linking up to Seize the Birthday!

  4. I adore this fun penguin set and it's the only one I own from you! :) Really love the watercolor detail on this Christine! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  5. Pjuutifull :-) Ich find "Tropfen auf Distress" auch totaaal toll :-)

  6. Great card. Wonderful colors. Very nice design.

  7. A v cute card, loving the penguin and the distressed panel.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  8. Oh this is sooooooo cute!!!!!! I love the penguin popping up out of the cake!

  9. Now how cute is your card?! Love it and thanks for the tip on the labels!

  10. Love love love this!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  11. Hach, das ist mal wieder eine ganz herrliche Karte geworden! Vor Grün mache ich meistens einen großen Bogen, wenn ich nicht gerade Blätter o.Ä. koloriere. Irgendwie liegt mir die Farbe nicht. Aber auf deiner Karte finde ich sie total klasse. Toll, wie sich das Tropfen-Motiv durch die Spritzer auf der Kartenbasis fortsetzen. Ganz lieben Dank, dass du deine Karte bei der Stempelküche-Challenge verlinkt hast.

  12. This is fabulous! Great colors and splats! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  13. Too cute, Miss Lady!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

  14. This is so fun! Love the watercolour panel and the splatter. Great work. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  15. What a darling card - love the splatters!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

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