Friday, 17 May 2019

It's one of those days

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blogpost for Katzelkraft where today I am sharing a clean and simple card.

Sometimes it is really nice to make clean and simple cards. This was was fun to make and quick too. I stamped the girl with the umbrella and the sentiment, coloured the girl with Copic Markers and lengthened the line under her feet to go across the card. I added some colour underneath it too.  

I used the following stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 16 May 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday !

Today I have an art journal spread and a card to share which I made for Vera Lane Studio.

I coloured the pages with Distress Oxide inks and then stencilled the flowers onto them, also using Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool. I added some stamping and some paint around the edges to frame the pages. The girl is new this week and is from "Pretty Ladies", so is the sentiment. I coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out. 

You'll find the Pretty ladies HERE.

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I also made this card with the collage sheet "Fat Cats". I used some pattern paper, washitape and a sentiment from another set to complete the card. Lastly I drew a line around the card. 

You'll find the Fat Cats HERE.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Happy freaking everything

Hello everyone,

welcome to this post for AALL & Create. I have made a card this time and there is a process video if you'd like to see how I made it.

and here's how, scroll further down for the video ! 

I brayered yellow and turquoise paint on the card, then used a babywipe and this stencil to wipe some of the turquoise paint away. 

Next I toned it down by brayering white paint over it and then added stamping. 

I stamped the cat on white card stock, coloured him and cut him out. 

Here is the finished card. You can see the whole process in the video below. 

Click HERE to see the video or you can click on the pic:

I have used the following stamps and stencils :
#171 - Moody Kittens
#68 - Housenumbers
#125 - For the record
stencil #58 - Mock-croc

For more information about all the AALL & Create products, please go to :

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 10 May 2019

Get your happy on

Hello everyone,

It's Friday and that means a new post for Katzelkraft. I have been revisiting all the animals because they are so cute ! For today I made a card :

I used a gel printed piece of paper for the background. This was a mop up page.
I stamped the elephant, coloured him with Copic Markers and cut him out. I also stamped him on the card panel and added the shading with coloured pencils. I glued the coloured image on the panel and lastly added the sentiment. The panel was then glued on to a white card base. 

I used two stamp sets:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Come rain or shine

Hello everyone,

Time for my second inspiration piece for the Country View Challenges May Challenge which is all about opposites. I must say, I did struggle with this and I didn't really like my first project. This one is much better; I had a long think about it and came up with rain and sun and this is what it looks like:

We hope you will play along with us because we would love to see what sort of opposites you come up with. You could also win the £20 voucher for the shop ! 

Of course there is a process video. You will find it HERE or you can click on the pic below:

Thank you for stopping by ! 

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday to you ! For this week's Vera Lane Studio project I have made three projects !
This is the first one :

It is a card and I used a gel printed background on which I stuck some washi tape to ground the mushroom and the fairy. These images are new for this week; I printed them and coloured them with Copic Markers. I added one of the tiny words and I think it came out great. 

You'll find the Seated Fairy HERE

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You'll find the Tiny Words HERE

The second project is this one:

It is a page in my journal. I used another gelli printed background but added some dark green paint with a brayer at the bottom for her to stand on. I also added a tiny bit of the same paint at the top. I used a rubber stamp for the the black lines along the edges. The fairy is from the new set Heart Fairies and I paired her with one of the Tiny Words (see above). She was coloured with Copic Markers.

You'll find the Heart Fairies HERE.
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The last of my projects for today is a postcard:

Again this is a gelli printed background. I cut out one of the Fat Cats from the Collage sheet, printed the cupcake from the set Charlie. I coloured the cupcake with Copic and added washi tape and two of the Tiny Words (see above). 

You'll find the Fat Cat Collage sheet HERE

You'll find Charlie and her Cupcake HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Little Frida

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing an AJ spread made with AALL & Create stamps and stencils.

and here's how:

I painted the pages with a creme coloured acrylic paint and then brayered over some green paint along the edges. When dry I did the same with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I used the same ink with the stencil.

I then rubbed the stencil with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, sprayed it with water and used it as a 'stamp'. I love this effect. 

Next I stamped part of the #146 stamp with Worn Lipstick and the stitchlines from set #147 with black ink along the edges. I used the acrylic block to get a good impression. 

These blocks are flexible so you can bend them with the curve of your book. Mine always get very wonky from all the stuff I put in them..

Next I stamped and coloured little Frida. I wanted to stamp her in the book as well and then cut off the legs and arms of this one so I could use her without a white border. Unfortunately I mis stamped and had to cut her out with the white border to hide my mistake... 

I added some black stamping and the sentiment and some washi tape. 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

Border Acrylic Block
Stamp set #146 - Kings and Queens
Stamp set #147 - Zipp it 
Stamp set #184 - Little Frida
Stencil #59 - Weathered Tiles

You will find all the lovely AALL & Create products at 

 Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Mister Weirdo

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the VLVS! blog where today I am sharing a journal page that I did. I must have been in a really strange mood because it definitely turned out weird !

This page was made on a mop up page from the gel press plate. They sometimes turn out better than the proper prints. Anyway, I added some stamping with Distress Oxide inks, and a light grey Stazon. Later on I added the black stamping with a VersaFine Clair ink pad. 

I stamped the focal image in book paper and tore the edges. I have been intrigued by this image for years and finally ordered it ! I also looked up what Creanciers means (the name of the stamp). Turns out it means creditors but in this case it was a play written by August Strindberg and it is his face on this stamp. 

I decided to call him Mister Weirdo and place a griffon peeking out from behind his shoulder. Can it get any weirder ! lol 

Here is a close up of all the stamping. I love cluster stamping, it adds so much interest. 

I have used the following stamps :

Other materials :
A gelli print from my stash
Distress Oxide Inks:
Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint
StaZon :
Dove Gray
Versafine Clair:
a black pen

Thank you for stopping by today !

Friday, 3 May 2019

Who left the bag of idiots open?

Hello everyone,

welcome to my weekly Katzelkraft post where today I have made a postcard.

I took a gel printed background and added a little stamping with black Archival Ink. I used a stamp from the new set "Carte Postale". Next I coloured the cat, cut him out and adhered him to the card. I then stamped the sentiment, from the new set "Relax" and added it to my card. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 2 May 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

welcome to my weekly Vera Lane Studio blogpost. Today I have a card and an ATC to show you.

This is Supergirl ! Isn't she super ! I coloured her and cut her out. The background was one from my stash and was made with Distress Oxide Ink. 

You'll find Supergirl HERE.

This cutie is called Daisy! She is from the set "Wink and Daisy". 

She was coloured, cut out and placed on a ATC from my stash. This background was made with Distress Oxide sprays and white embossing powder. 

You'll find Wink and Daisy HERE

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Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Opposites for Country View Challenges

Hello everyone,

and a happy May month to you ! We have started a new challenge over at Country View Challenges today, and the theme was chosen by Teresa.  She wants us to use opposites in our projects so dark/light, cold/warm, black/white and I am sure there are many more... I chose to go with a black and white background and I chose pink and green as well as they sit opposite on the colour wheel. I have made a card :

Of course I have filmed the process and you'll find the video HERE or you can click on the pic below. 

I will be back with more inspiration soon ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 26 April 2019


Hello everyone,

welcome to my blog for another post for Katzelkraft. I managed to pick up some of the new stamps at the Dutch Art Specially event and made this postcard with them :

I stamped the postcard stamp and heat embossed it with white powder, I then sprayed the card with Distress Oxide sprays in yellow and orange. When dry I added the Flamingo. She was stamped on card stock which was coloured with the same sprays but now pink. I also stamped her on white, coloured the beak and then put it all together again. 

You'll find the stamps in the Katzelkraft Online Shop HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 25 April 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio.

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my weekly Vera Lane Studio blogpost.

For this week I have made an art journal spread with the newly released 'Educational Rockstar' and an Artist Trading Card with one of the 'Fatcats'. Both were made on gelli printed paper.  All the images were coloured with Copic Markers.

You'll find the 'Educational Rockstar' HERE

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You'll find the 'Fatcats' HERE.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Field notes

Hello everyone, 

I was asked to make some samples for the Hochanda TV shows of AALL & Create on April 3rd and of course I made some. It is so exciting to see your samples on TV! 

Today I am sharing a little mini book.

And here's how:

I made some gelli printed papers with this stencil and stamp. These are going to be the pages of my book. Finished size of the book is a little larger than an ATC. 

Next, I added some stamping with the same stamp. 

I also used this stencil on some of the pages with white paint. 

This is going to be the front and back of the book. I will cut it in half, half for the front, half for the back. 

I added some orange paint, stamped the fern and some of the squares on tissue paper and adhered them to the cover. 

I used my Big Brush Markers to colour in the fern. I cut the cover in half and added the title which is from this fab A4 stamp.

Next I glued the pages together back to back. This is not my design. I learned this particular technique from Birgit Koopsen in one of her gelli printing work shops. 

Here is the finished book. I did add some doodles with a white pen still. 

I have used the following stamps:

#110 - Numbered botanical
#146 - Kings and Queens 

#50 - Little tribe
$45 - Digital bubbles

You'll find more information on the fab AALL & Create products here:

Thank you so much for stopping by today !