Monday, August 3, 2015


Hello dear crafters!

It really seems as if I had disappeared lately! The last few weeks were so soaked up with business & leisure travel, but now I'm back & very keen on getting my fingers inky again!!

To start my mojo again, I just had to create a relaxing summer themed card – look what came out:
And here is a close-up of that cute little kitty snoozing in the hammock:

This little kitty is a single wood mounted stamp which I have in my stash since quite a while & I absolutely adore it! Not sure who's the designer though, but it's so super cute I find.

If you look carefully at Lawnfawn's "Life Is Good" hammock, then you'll see that it is actually a little smaller than here on my card. TRICK: Just stamp half of the hammock to one side, stamp the other half with a little distance apart (as big as you want the hammock to be, although I think stretching it for an inch or more won't look very good anymore), take a fine black marker & connect the dots. Voila, here you have a larger hammock for larger critters ;-)

Watercolor is still very much in fashion, and I love it as much as most of you, so I've created a very simple background by simply drawing 3 soft colored lines to mimic the sky, the ocean & the beach.

Lot's and lot's of foam squares make this card really POP!

supplies used:
- Lawnfawn "Life Is Good"

- Paper Smooches "Get Outta Town"

- Distress Inks: Wind Honey, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmelade (hammock)

- Watercolor Pencils (Caran D'Ache) for the kitty, & the palm trees

Thanks for stopping by & I hope to see you again soon!


P.S.: I am participating in the following challenges with this card:

>> SSS Monday Challenge *Make a Plan* (the plan is definitely self-addressed to take more time off & to RELAX - just like this kitty!)

>> Stempelküche Challenge *Sommerzeit*

>> Paper Smooches *Anything Goes*

>> I just stumbled over a (new to me) adorable challenge blog where I thought my card would fit perfectly4 Crafty Chicks with their current *Anything Goes* Challenge

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  1. Hallo Steph! Deine Karte ist mir gerade bei der Simon Monday Challenge ins Auge gefallen. Super süß geworden! Ich mag die Farben und Dein Tip für die Hängematte ist klasse! Viel Glück bei Simon ;o)

  2. Love your card. Putting that kitty in the hammock was quit the trick.

  3. One layered and absolutely fabulous! I love the scene you made. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  4. Adorable card!! Love this! Such a sweet image and I love how you made the hammock bigger! Genius!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Ach, die ist ja süß! Eine tolle Karte zum Thema Sommerzeit! Danke fürs Mitspielen bei der Stempelküche-Challenge! LG Biggi

  6. Such an adorable card and so beautifully coloured! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

  7. Oh I think I need to go to that beach! Adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!


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