Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 186


Good Morning and welcome to our new Whiff of Joy Challenge! To discover who won last weeks challenge and who was picked for our top 3 please go down to the post below!

Our sponsor for this week is Live And Love Crafts again!! How great is this!

If the words vintage and shabby chic makes your heart beat faster, you will find your haven at Live & Love Crafts!
Live & Love Crafts is a UK based online store that ships WORLDWIDE. The store is owned and operated by Sandra Mathis, a crafter who is as passionate about the vintage style as she is about customer service and providing a good shopping experience. Live & Love Crafts prides itself on having a website that is easy to navigate with excellent product images. Orders are dispatched fast; usually on the same day received.

Live & Love Crafts stocks a wide range of products from well-loved vintage brands such as Maja Design, Pion Design, Magnolia, Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt, Prima, Melissa Frances, Maya Road, and the Tim Holtz/Ranger product lines.

The store has a vast selection of laces, ribbons and trims, an assortment of over 200 charms and metal decorations, as well as many other unique embellishments that you can't find elsewhere. To help you save on costs, the charms/metal decos can be purchased singularly and all trims and ribbons are sold by the yard/meter. If you’re looking for products that will inspire and a one stop paper & embellishment shop, look no further than Live & Love Crafts!

This challenge lovely Sandy offers to the lucky winner a £10 Store Voucher

Thank you so much Sandy!

What do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning?? Join us this fortnight with following  theme...


Please remember to use a Whiff of Joy image, sentiment and/or Die-Light for your entry to count in the prize draw! You have time to enter until Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 8 p.m. CET (Central European Time).

And here are the Design Teams fabulous projects for your inspiration. For more detailed information on each project, please visit the Designer’s personal blog. 


Now we look forward to see your fabulous projects.

Challenge # 185 Winner and Top 3


Hello and Happy Wednesday! A big thank you to everyone who joined our last challenge. We loved  looking through your fabulous projects!

Now we would like to announce the winner chosen by and our top 3 which are chosen by the design team.

Our sponsor for challenge # 185 is Whiff of Joy.

is challenge dear Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts is sponsoring us! - See more at:

This challenge dear Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts is sponsoring us! - See more at:
This challenge dear Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts is sponsoring us!

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And she is sponsoring...

Wow!! Thank you so much for sponsoring us again this challenge, Nikki!! - See more at:
And the lucky winner of a sweet stamp is...

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Here are your random numbers:  2

Congratulations! Please contact us HERE to claim your prize.

Here are our picks for the top three cards, in no particular order



Congratulations ladies! Please take our Top 3 badge you can find in the sidebar and wear it with proud on your blog.
This challenge dear Nikki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts is sponsoring us!

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Wow!! Thank you so much for sponsoring us again this challenge, Nikki!!
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Make a card Monday!


Hello all you Whiff of Joy fans!

Today it's time for Make a Card Monday.... And it's Linda here to host today. 

I have made a very pastelly card for you today featuring an adorable digi called Love lifts us up.

Here is a close up on the image... I have used Copic Markers for coloring. 

Have a magical day!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

My craft space

Hello everyone!
This is me today and I will give you a little glimpse into my space where I create my cards.

Hallo Ihr Lieben!
Ich bin heute hier, um Euch einen kleinen Einblick in mein Bastelzimmer zu geben, in dem meine Karten entstehen.

Okay, I already gave you an overview of my room last year, so I am just linking this previous post, that can be found HERE.

Okay, eigentich habe ich Euch mein Zimmer schon letztes Jahr gezeigt. Darum verlinke ich Euch diesen Post - HIER könnt Ihr Euch den Beitrag ansehen.

I put up all the furniture a little over a year ago, when we moved in our new home. But well, even if it lookes perfect, we crafters know that there's always something that could be better. Or that we need to find new storage ideas for all the new stuff we all have to buy... ;)
So I am adding three pitures of things that I've changed or added to my room.

Ich habe mein Zimmer vor etwas über einem Jahr eingerichtet, als wir in unser neues Heim gezogen sind. Aber naja, aucvh wenn es damals perfekt aussaht, wir Bastler wissen doch alle, dass es immer was zu verbessern gibt. Oder dass wir uns neue Aufbewahrungsideen einfallen lassen müssen, z. B. für all die neuen Dinge, die wir trotzdem immer kaufen müssen... ;)
Darum habe ich hier zusätzlich noch 3 neue Bilder von Dingen, die ich verändert habe oder die neu in mein Reich eingezogen sind.

 Let's start with this picture. Well, it don't looks much different from last year's picture - but do you notice the little frames I added to the doors?
I don't remember how many doors I opened until I found what I've been looking for. So I've been looking for a solution of this problem. And I came up with those small metall labels that had enough space in them to put an overview of what was behind the door in it. And that makes life so much easier, especially if you're looking for something you don't use often.

Fangen wir mit diesem Bild an. Auf den ersten Blick ist da kein Unterschied zu dem Bild von letztem Jahr - aber könnt Ihr die kleinen Rahmen auf den Türen erkennen?
Ich weiß nicht mehr, wie viele Türen ich jedesmal öffnete, bis ich das gefunden hatte, wonach ich suchte. Also bin ich auf die Suche nach einer Lösung für dieses Problem gegangen und fand diese kleinen silbernen Rahmen, in denen genug Platz war um auf jede Tür einen Überblick dessen, was sich hinter der Tür verbirgt, zu kleben. Und das macht das (Bastel-)Leben so viel einfacher, besonders wenn man nach etwas sucht, das man eher selten verwendet.

 Before I had all my dies in file folders but it got so confusing and there were several dies I had that I never used, just because I forgot I had them.
Then I found this Clip It Up in a local craftstore. I have all my thin dies sorted in clear acrylic bags. There are those black plastic dividers, that come with the storage system. First I thought about labeling them by brand but then I decided to sort them by theme, like winter and christmas, flowers, frames, nesting dies... Finding a special die is as easy as 1-2-3 now, and if I don't know exactly what I want to use I can browse through the bags as inspiration.

Früher hatte ich meine Stanzen in Ordnern aufbewahrt. Aber das wurde so unübersichtlich und es gab einige Stanzen, die ein nutzloses Dasein fristeten, ganz einfach weil ich vergessen hatte, dass sie da waren.
In einem Bastelladen fand ich dann dieses Clip It Up. Nun sind alle meine dünnen Stanzen in Plastikbeuteln - A5-Prospekthüllen und Kartensammelhüllen, die ich in Streifen geschnitten habe - sortiert. Zusammen mit dem Ständer kommen diese schwarzen Plastik-Unterteiler. Zuerst hatte ich vor, sie  nach Hersteller zu sortieren, habe mich dann aber umentschieden und so sind sie nun nach Thema geordnet, z. B. Winter & Weihnachten, Blumen, Rahmen, Nesting Dies... Eine spezielle Stanze zu finden geht nun super-schnell und falls ich mal noch nicht genau weiß, was auf eine Karte passen könnte, dann blätter ich einfach durch die Hüllen und finde meist schnell etwas passendes.

And then also I got one of those kitchen wagons from a swedish company... It is so great to store all those little things you always use in it. I have it standing next to my chair while crafting and so I don't have to get up to get a special tool or my markers. And when I don't need a tool anymore I can quickly put it back where it belongs what also helps to avoid some of the chaos on my craft desk and leaves me more room for working.
I also took it with me to a craft meeting with friends. And even transporting it wasn't a problem. So I didn't have to pack many things and had everything with me.

Und dann habe auch ich mir einen dieser Küchenwägen aus dem schwedischen Möbelhaus besorgt... Der ist ideal, um all die kleinen Dinge aufzubewahren, die man immer braucht. Wenn ich bastel, dann steht er neben meinem Stuhl und wenn ich dann eine Schere o. ä. brauche, dann muss ich nicht aufstehen. Und wenn ich etwas nicht mehr brauche, kann ich es mit einem Handgriff wieder aufräumen. Das reduziert dann auch das Chaos auf dem Basteltisch verringern und habe dadurch mehr Platz zum Basteln auf meinem Tisch.
Ich habe den Wagen auch schon mit zu einem Basteltreffen mit Freunden genommen. Auch der Transport war kein Problem. Und so musste ich nicht viel einpacken und hatte trotzdem alles dabei.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tag, You're It Tuesday

Today is Tag, You're It Tuesday at Whiff of Joy!! Each Tuesday, one of the Whiff of Joy Design Team Members will find a creation from one of you and use that as her CASE to create from. Where do we find your projects? We look on the Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or those of you that are entering the Whiff of Joy challenges! If you are sharing a Whiff Of Joy project through social medias, please remember to tag with @whiffofjoy and we will find it!!

For this Tag, You're It Tuesday, I have chosen this beautiful creation from Ellabella:

I absolutely love her creation!! I fell in love with the design. I love the tall or long cards. I think they look great. I also love the layer of ribbons and the buttons! Absolutely love it!!! For CASEing this card I used the idea of the design as a whole. Love it!  And you should see all of Ellabella's creations! She is so talented!! So, here is what I came up with:

My color scheme is way different LOL I used one of my punches for the edge. I used a Spellbinders die for the flowers, I picked out lots of different ribbons and ric rac. I added pearls outside of the oval and at the bottom of the card. This is the first time that I have attempted to color pearls with my Copic markers and i LOVE it!! It colors so smoothly and evenly. I think they turned out great! I didn't have purple, so that was the option.. color! LOL  I used green gems for the inside of the oval. On the edge of the large oval and the small over I embossed with black embossing enamel and I inked the very edge as well. The sentiments are stamped. The centers for the two flowers AND the metal flower on the outside sentiment are all buttons as well as the obvious ones at the top of the oval. LOL! I cut out the two wands from a Silhouette Cameo cut. The ovals and the scalloped oval are all Spellbinders dies. The wonderful image is Merlin Henry which you can find at the Whiff of Joy shop. I colored him with my Copic markers. I did do a bit of decoupage... the hat, the outfit and part of the magic spell.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Hat and Robe: V15, V17, BV08
  • Henry: N0, N1, N3, N5, N9
  • Wand: N3, N5, N9
  • Tail: R20, R21, R22
  • Ear Pink: R20
  • Stars: Y15, Y19, Y38
  • Magic: YG01, YG05, YG09

Monday, September 8, 2014

Make a card Monday!


Hello everyone, 

Anneke here, today is my turn to "make a card monday"! 
And this time I made a christmas card...

Christmas looks so far away, but It's not so long away

I used this cute digi stamps for my card! 
'My best winter friend' I love this stamp so much :-)

Have a great day ! 

Hugs Anneke

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Scrap your stash

Hallo ihr Lieben
heute ist es wieder an mir euch etwas zu zeigen, heute zum Thema 
Ich habe mir einfach mal wahllos ein paar Sachen zusammen gesucht, um etwas daraus zu zaubern, natürlich durften ein paar Stanzen nicht fehlen...
Als erstes habe ich aus dem silbernen Karton Besteck ausgestanzt, der silberne Karton ist übrigens eine Verpackung von leckeren Schaumküssen gewesen, ideal um Besteck auszustanzen
Karten sind ja zur Zeit nicht so mein Ding, deshalb ist es auch dieses mal eine kleine Geschenkverpackung geworden
In die ich noch ein paar kleine Stücke Schoki zum verschenken packen werde...

XOXO Sonja 

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