First of all I'm a mom of 3 little boys (5,3 and
1),that make me oh so happy, humble and grateful. But at night, I turn
into a doodler and illustrator and I love to create characters, that
make people smile or even giggle. I'm originally from Germany and moved
with my american husband (who I met 10 years ago in Germany) to
My first illustrations were published as greeting cards for greetingcarduniverse.com
and zazzle and at some point I got questions about providing certain
designs as digital stamps. And there we are! Creating Designs as digital
stamps is just such a blessing, because the feedback is amazing. I
always love to see your projects, and read your ideas and stories. You
can also find a progressive challenge on my site. www.gerdasteinerdesigns.com"
Gerda is offering 3 digi stamps to the lucky winner!!
It's the reminder post for our current challenge at Friday Sketch Challenge.
This fortnight we have another new sponsor to the Friday Sketch
Challenge! The sponsor is Rick St Dennis. Here's a little bit of
information about him:
"Rick St. Dennis MFAhas been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years, you can find his full Biohere. His digital stamp images can be found onZibbet or Etsy . Inspiration projects from the Rick St. Dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.
At Friday Sketch Challenge we are half way through our fortnightly challenge. This is our latest sketch and I hope some of you will all join in with us. This challenge we are being sponsored by the lovely Emma at Flat Friends Boutique.
Image from Faery called "Bee YOU tiful Pixie"
Coloured with Promarkers
Label die is Spellbinders
Grass die is from Impression Obsession
Flowers are from a large die from Memory Box
Tonic small butterfly punch
Papers are Back to Basics
Gems from stash
My latest DT card for Friday Sketch Challenge. This challenge is being sponsored by All Dressed Up and the pirate image I have used is from them, its so cute.
Image - It's a Pirates Life from All Dressed Up
Barrels are digi images from Dustin Pike
Papers DCWV All about Boys stack
Spellbinder bunting shapes
Grand Calibur circle dies
Ribbon from stash
This is my latest DT card for Friday Sketch Challenge, this challenge we are being sponsored by Flat Friends.
My card is featuring one of the digi's available from Flat Friends and is a Christmas Camper Van.
Image - Flat Friends Christmas Camper Van
Spellbinder circle, scalloped and snowflake dies
Sentiment from Forever Friends Cosy Christmas stamp set
Papers and card from stash
Pearl from stash
For this card I used the following:
Stamping up Baby Blossoms stamp set
Butterfly embossing folder
Spellbinder oval die
Memory Box leaves die
I have been having a play around with the pop-up card boxes, I took a couple of pictures to show everyone.
I had some packs of push out toppers, flowers, presents and clothes, I went for the flowers and the presents. I have had them for about 4 years and hadn't used them and they seem ideal for this type of project.
I decided the other day that as I cannot find anything anymore that I
must sort out all my craft items, I have them squeezed in this cupboard
and that cupboard throughout the house and this resulted in spending
more time looking for things rather than actually making anything.
Unfortunately I don't have a place to have them altogether. Once I
started I found I couldn't remember even seeing some of the items and
others I had completely forgotten about. Well I am on my way with
sorting out and found lots of bits for my Grandson's Mother and Toddler
group for them to use (in our case it is Nanny and Toddler Group - in
fact I think a third of the group are also Nanny's).
Sketch Challenge have a new challenge which started on Friday and this
is my DT card for them. I thought I had posted it on my blog and only
just saw this morning that I hadn't. The stamp set came from a magazine sometime ago and I have used it quite a few times, it is a lovely set designed by Beth Gunnell.
Recipe for my card is as follows:
Images from Beth Gunnell
Papers and card from stash
Cheery Lynn lace die
Spellbinder circle die
X cuts square die