Samstag, 31. Dezember 2011

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Freitag, 30. Dezember 2011


Hello my dear friends, blog visitors and fellow crafters! This will be my last creation I will show you for this year. The theme at the new TOMIC challenge is 'Happy New Year', so a perfect occasion to write you my wishes as well...


May it be a wonderful, lucky and healthy one for you and your beloved! See you again next year :o)

Besides of the TOMIC challenge I want to join following other challenges:

Cute Card Tuesday - Happy New Year
Magnolia Down Under - Red, Creme and Gold
Simon Says - Anything goes
Nightshiftstamping - Uhr / Clock

Big hugs, 

Montag, 26. Dezember 2011

Moonlight Companions

Hi everyone and dear Sweet Pea Stamps lovers. After making quite some Christmas card I want to show you today the first different one I just made.

For my card I used one of the fabulous images by the great artist Rebecca Sinz. It is called 'Moonlit Companions'. It is available as a single stamp and on Plate #197 it comes with three more very magical images. You will LOVE them!

The image is coloured with Distress Inks on heavy watercolour paper. The background papers I used is from DCWV 'the immortal love'. I added some stars stickers on it and scribbled some more with a white gel pen. Just a bit of lace and flowers as some additional embellishments. 

Here is a close up of the image

Thank you so much for your visit here. Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2011

Tomic Challenge # 29 - Snowflake Symphony in Purple

Hi everyone, just a hurry hi as we got some guest within the next few minutes. I made a card for the actual TOMIC challenge and want to upload it... only little time to go till the challenge ends. So here we go with my card I made for the theme Snowflake Symphony in Purple. 

Big hugs and have a wonderful Christmas day!

Samstag, 24. Dezember 2011


Thank you so much for all your very apprechiated visits and comments on my blog! Wish to you and your families a peaceful and relaxing Christmas fulfilled with light and happiness.

Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 23. Dezember 2011

Holly Bess

Hi everyone, how are you doing? Fine I hope. Are you prepared for Christmas? Just one day to go... I was  much in the mood to make Christmas cards lately. And I catched the bug to create Christmas cards with no typical Christmas images :o). It is soooo much fun. So this card I show you today is one of this kind as well. 

I used beautiful Bess from our fabulous artist Elaine Cox. And hey, know what? She is on SALE right now! She is available as a single stamp. And on Plate # 85 together with three other gorgeous images. You will love them. They are some of my favourites. 

The colouring is made with Distress Inks. And I tried something new here. I wanted to give it a crackle effect and covered the finished image with clear embossing powder three times. Put it in the fridge and when it was cold and strong I crackled it few times till I got this effect. Love its look. The lace I put around the image was original white. I sprayed some Antique Brass Glimmer Mist over it to give it a similar colour like the background paper from Basic Grey haves. 

Here you can see a closer look of the image

And another close up
Wish you a magical day now. Thank you so much for looking. 
Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 21. Dezember 2011

Crafts and Me Christmas Challenge # 66 - anything goes

Hi everyone, hope you're doing fine. We finally got some snow yesterday. The first one for this season which is really very late compaired with other years. But it seems as it will not last till Christmas which is really a pity... nothing with White Christmas this year.

Well, we have a new challenge for you at Crafts and Me Challenges. It is a special one with several prizes, and you have time until the 18th January to join us. And... we have a very easy peasy theme for you


Here you can see what I did... no Christmas card anymore for today. I used beautiful Clematis from the fabulous artist Janna Prosvirina. Just take a look at the other gorgeous DT creations to get some more inspirations. On the 4th January the Digi Team will show you some more inspiration. So don't miss them as well.

Here's a close up of my card. 

I am not so satisfied with the colours on my pic. In natural they are more bright and harmonic. I don't like to photograph without daylight like I had to do yesterday. But hey... we have the shortest day today, afterwards the days are getting longer again... yay!! :o))

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2011

Polar Bear

Hi everyone, when I saw this image for the first time I immediately fell in love with it. Aren't they too cute? This image from Wild Rose Studio is called Polar Bear. I coloured it with Distress Inks and paper pieced some parts of the image. Those sweet images from Wild Rose Studio is perfect for paper piecing. As a finishing special effect I added some glass splinters to the hats, ground and snowflakes.

The background papers I used are from Kaiserkraft 'Silly Season'. I distressed the edges and added some crackle paint on it. The sentiment I used is from Whimsy 'Winter Seals'. And the snowflake die 'Winter Jewel' I added under the beautiful Winter Rose Vanilla Ice from Prima  and the cherry flowers are from Whimsy as well.

Here a close up of the image
Another close up...
All those items and many more great craft supplies can be purchased at
 Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I want to join following challenges:
Cutie Pie - use a sentiment
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - fave card making material (Distress Inks)
Outlines with Kathy - Let it Snow
My Time to Craft - Winter Pals
Gingerloft - Christmas and Winter
Catch the Bug - Baby it's cold outside
Crafty Calendar - Cold and Frosty
My Shery Crafts - Let it snow
Totally Gorjuss - For someone special

Have a wonderful day everyone... only three days to go till Christmas!!
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2011

Lynettes Christmas Hop

Hi everyone and happy Sunday! Today we from the DT of Sweet Pea Stamps have a big surprise for our dear Lynette, owner of Sweet Pea Stamps. We have a Blog Hop for her to thank her for all what she do. She is such a wonderful and generous lady. Lynette, you just are the best! Thank you for everything you do. I LOVE so much being a part of your team! Enjoy the hop!

For the card I share with you today I used a gorgeous holiday collage stamp you can find on Plate # 56. The sentiment you can find on the same plate. Just take a look at the other Collage sheets as well. There are fabulous images to create wonderful projects. The papers I used are from Simple Stories '25 Days of Christmas'

Here a close up of the image.

Just hop from one to the other of the following blogs and leave a comment to be in the draw for a 3 pieces grab bag of Sweet Pea Stamps.

Karina Lange  (you're here now... just hop back to the Sweet Pea Stamps blog and leave a comment there as well)

Well, have a wonderful day everyone. I hope you enjoyed the hop.
Hugs, Karina

Samstag, 17. Dezember 2011

Magnolia Christmas Ornament

Hi my dear friends and fellow crafters. Today I want to show you one of my newest creations. I made something different this time; a Christmas ornament. This is the challenge theme at TOMIC this week.

I wanted to go a bit more natural with my ornament and picked up some thin branches outside and bonded them together with some twine to build a wooden star. Then I hung a tag on it and decorated it with few ribbons and flowers. I didn't want to add too much of embellishements as I wanted to keep the nativeness of my ornament.

Here you can see a close up of my ornament. I coloured it with distress inks and add a bit of stickles to the image.

Beside of TOMIC I want to join following other challenges:

Just Magnolia - White plus one other colour (green)
Sweet Stampin - Sparkling
Charisma Cardz - Last Minute Christmas
Simply Magnolia - Christmas
Magnolia-licious - Stars

Montag, 12. Dezember 2011

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge # 19 - Fancy Folds / Shaped Cards

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good start into the new week. Mine were fine, like Mondays are... :o). Today we have a new monthly challenge for you over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. We want to see


I decided to create a round easel card. I used two Magnolia images from the new Sweet Christmas Collection:

And hey... BOTH of those stamps are 25 % off right now at Bunny Zoe's Crafts!!! Isn't this just great??!!

With this card I want to join following challenges:
Hooked on Craft - Christmas 
My Craft Spot - Shaped Christmas card
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Belli Challenge - Winter or Christmas
Crafty Creation - Card with Sentiment
ABC Christmas - Y is for Yipee Christmas is here
Raise the bar - it's beginning to look like Christmas
Cardmakin Mamas - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
Tuesday Throwdown - Celebrate the Season

Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 99 - anything Christmas

Hello again and welcome back to another new challenge over at Paper Sundaes. We have a very actual theme...


Easy peasy right? So join us, we look very much forward seeing what you create for our challenge. For getting more inspiration just take a look at the other gorgeous DT creations. Take the chance to win a fabulous prize.

On my card I added the numbers 2 and 4 as we celebrate Christmas on the 24th.

Wish you a magical Sunday and a peaceful 3rd advent.
Hugs, Karina

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 73 - Christmas Blues

Hi everyone and happy Sunday. Today we have a  new challenge over at the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz. Our theme this week is


For my card I used one of my fave images of Kenny K. called 'Helga Frost'. Isn't she that damned sassy? We look forward seeing you joining us. For getting more inspiration just check the other gorgeous DT creations.

Well, then I have some wonderful news to share with you. I was asked to be a part of the team of the Kenny K Krafty Girlz for another therm. What can I say... WOW! Love it!

With this card I want to join following challenges:

Joanna Sheen (monthly) - Christmas
Marianne's Design Divas - sparkle & shine
Crafty Sentiments - snowflakes
Glitter Geeks - let it snow
Bearly Mine - untraditional Christmas - not red or green
Emerald Faerie - non-traditional Christmas colours
ABC Christmas - Y for Yipee!
Hanna & Friends - a winter card
Crafty Purple Frog - it's cold outside
Papertake - anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything goes.
Winter Wonderland - Let it Snow

Have a wonderful day and see you once again today later with another post... so keep on coming this way :o)

Hugs, Karina

Freitag, 9. Dezember 2011

Shaker Card at Tomic Challenges

Hi everyone my dear friends and visitors. Today I have something special for you to take a look at. It was a challenge for me, but had so much fun to do. So this will definitely not be the last shaker card I made. As it was the theme at the actual Tomic challenge I gave it a try. And I really love how it turned out.

A close up of the image, where you can see the glass splitters at the ground

I surrounded the 'window' with some beautiful vintage lace by Marianne D which gives the frame a lovely effect.

A close up after some shaking :o)

First I wanted to use some gelatine sheets for the window, but weren't able to get some at the local store. They only had gelatine powder. Well, I could have used it for the filling... :o)

The most of the items I used for this card are available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Bunny Zoe haves all Magnolia Stamps up to 25 % off!!!

Beside of TOMIC Challenges I want to join following challenges with my shaker card:

Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Scraphouse - Christmas card with Glitter and Sparkle
Simon Says Stamp - Photomontage Inspiration
Let's Ink it up - Christmas Project

Well, now I wish you a happy weekend. Will be away for the Christmas market in Heidelberg, Germany. Looking very much forward. But nevertheless I sheduled some new projects for you to take a look at. So keep on visiting me.

Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2011

Sweet Pea Stamps Christmas Blog Hop

Hi everyone, are you doing fine? I hope so. Christmas is coming nearer and nearer. Are you prepared? All cards done? If not we have lots of inspirations for you today. 

We have a Blog Hop for you today. And the theme of it is to make a Christmas card or a creation and not using a special christmassy image. How great is this? It is so much fun really. When you come from Holley's Blog you are on the right way.

For my card I used this gorgeous image by the fabulous artist ching-chou kuik, one of my favourite images. It is called 'One and Only Heart'. I coloured the image with Distress Inks. The papers I used are from the '25 days of Christmas' by Simple Stories. I haven't add that many embellies as I usually do as I thought it would be too much here. Just added two baubles stickers and some lace. 

Here a close up of the image

So what do you think? Hope you like it this way as much as I do. If you want to see more gorgeous creations and inspirations hop over to Katarina's Blog

Leave a comment on all participants to get the chance to win a gift certificat of USD 20.00 at Sweet Pea Stamps. Isn't this just great? What a fabulous early Christmas present this would be. 

Thank you so much for your visit and joining us on our Blog Hop. 
Have a magical day, and come back soon as I have another Christmas card with a non christmassy image to show you soon.

Hugs, Karina

Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge # 64 - Snowflakes and Winter

Hi everyone, it's my again... even twice today :o). We have another challenge starting today. Crafts and Me Challenges want to see


Our sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy who's prize is a brandnew December releases mini stamp called Charming Henry. He is soooooo cute, so you HAVE to join us for getting a chance to win this sweetie.

I love this theme and tried out an unusual colour combo for this topic. I went more green and yellow. So not a wintery card for the first sight. I am wondering what you think about.

And here you can see a close up where it is more sightable how the wings are glittered.

We hope you will join us and look forward what you create.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Karina

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 119 - Sketch

Hi everyone! Hope you're doing fine. Finally I am here again, you had to be patient for few days to see what I created. Was quite busy last weekend, so almost no time to make another card beside my DT creations. I started with a new project on last Sunday which I will show you soon, still not finished. Someting very new to me but love it so far. So keep on visiting me that you will not miss it.

But first we have a new challenge for you today over at Whiff of Joy Challenges

Our sponsor for this challenge is Whiff of Joy with a fabulous prize of 15% off your next purchase at theWhiff of Joy store!
We have a gorgeous sketch for you by me again for this challenge, which will run for four weeks this time as the design team are taking a little Christmas break! So you will have until the 3rd January 2012 to enter! We hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

And here you can see what I created to it.

We hope to see you joining us as we love to come and look what you create. You have plenty of time to join this time. To get more inspiration just take a look at the other gorgeous DT creations.

Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2011

Autumn Happiness

Hi dear fellow crafters. While you can see everywhere around Christmas related cards I want to share with you an autumnal card. Yes, we still have autumn :o)

I used this sweet little dragon image called 'Autumn Happiness' from Whimsy Stamps. There is a wide range of cute image from them. I coloured him with Distress Inks. The beautiful paper in autumnal colours I used is from Kaiser Kraft called Up, up & away. I love those pads as they have also metallic effects on some papers, and four pages of die cuts as well. The sentiments you can see on my card are from this pad as well. The sweet little brown roses are from Marianne D Beautiful Brown. As a nice effect I added also few Flat Backed Pearls to my card.

Thank you so much for your visit. And hey, did you know that all Magnolias are up to 25 % off?? How cool is this? The best chance to rise up your collection. Hurry up to get them as long as they're still available.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Have a magical week!
Hugs, Karina

Sweet Pea Stamps for 1 $ and 2 $ !!

over 30 pages of SALE ITEMS. The $1 & $2 dollar stamp sale may be taken off early, if supplies run low

Mittwoch, 30. November 2011

Magnolias up to 25 % off !!

Hey, wonderful news for you; Bunny Zoe's Crafts haves

up to 25 % off to Magnolia stamps

How cool is this?? Take the chance to rise up your collection. Hurry as long as they're still available.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Sonntag, 27. November 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge # 97 - Winter Wonderland

Hi again, guess what? We have another fabulous challenge starting today. Over at Paper Sundaes we want to see your


An easy thing, isn't it? At least when you are that much in the mood to create winterlike cards like me. I love this image called 'Winterberry' by ching-chou kuik's from Sweet Pea Stamps, which is perfect for this theme. 

Our sponsor this week is Michelle's who is selling Sweet Pea Stamps as well. You will get the chance to win a  fabulous prize. So we look forward to see what you create. To get some more inspirations just take a look to the other gorgeous DT creations.

Have a wonderful Sunday and a good start into the new week.
Hugs, Karina