Our Craft Lounge is coming out with a lot of wonderful new sets today! I am very excited that I got to play with a few sets early and participate in today’s blog hop. Make sure to hop on over to all participants and comment. You might win one of the new sets. I used the new set Vintage Traveler and that’s what you might win on my blog.


The other blop hop participants are:
Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika
Bev Gerard
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Debbie Corbari
Deborah Anton
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Kennedy
Julie Okada
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Maree Truelove
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Tammy Hershberger
Vicky Garrett
Terri Thill

These retailers carry OCL sets.


For my card I started out by stamping the Eiffel Tower in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut with Deckled Long Nestabilities  and colored with Copic Markers (C1, C3, C5, B21, B0000). A 3/8″ wide strip of Webster’s Pages patterned paper was adhered under the image and gray Taffeta Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!) was tied around it. The deckled layer was adhered to a black scallope rectangle cut with Long Scallop Nestabilities. The top of an Antique Brad (Stampin’ Up!) was colored with C5 Copic Marker and added over the knot of the ribbon. 

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Basic Black cardstock folded in half. A 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Webster’s Pages was adhered to the base.  To make the card fit for today’s OCL’s sketch challenge, I stamped 2 1/2 tickets from the same set on a white cardstock strip, colored it with B21 and B0000 Markers and distressed the edges. On top of that strip I added a 7/8″ wide strip of Webster’s Pages pages. I used the same paper to cut a partial 1 1/4″ circle. That was taped on the top left of the card base and topped with a white Basic Grey button.


The inside of the card is kept pretty simple. A 1 3/4″ x 3 4/5″ piece of the Webster’s pages paper from the front was adhered to the lower half of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Another ticket was stamped on the green accent paper that was also used on the front, cut out and colored with the light blue markers.

If you would like to see another sample I made with the new Art of Nature set, check this blog post from last Saturday.

Have fun blog hopping and good luck on winning one of the new sets. You have until Sunday 3 p.m. EST to post comments. Winners will be chosen randomly. Make sure you leave your email address with your comment so we can reach you in case you win.

Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

81 Responses to “Our Craft Lounge – Blog Hop and Blog Candy!”

  1. Very Beautiful , as usual 🙂

  2. This is wonderful! I love the set (hope I win!) and I love what you have done with it. That paper sets the perfect mood for the ephemera stamps and the Eiffel Tower, just lovely!

  3. This is my favorite set from the new releases and you did a fantastic card.

  4. Beautiful card, Beate!

  5. What a great set. The Eiffel Tower image is awesome. Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and for the chance to win.

  6. Beautiful card, such stunning and classic images. You have made a lovely card.. as usual

  7. I love the vintage French inspired look. This one is just perfect. Love it.

  8. Love the gorgeous antique feel of your card!!! Beautiful!

  9. Beautiful, Beate. Love the vintage feel.

  10. Absolutely stunning card! Perfect!

  11. Tres Magnifique! LOL…I have to pull out my high school french when I see this set in action! 🙂 This is a beautiful card Beate!

  12. This is fabulous, Beate!! I haven’t inked my set up yet, but I can’t wait now!!

  13. I don’t have time to follow the blog hop, but I’m glad I’ve seen this set. I’ve been looking for a good Eiffel Tower stamp for a couple of years, and this is the best I’ve seen yet! I love the card, too – the colours are perfect for my memories of the view looking over to the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero.

  14. very nice Beate!

  15. Love it. I check out your blog daily and am never disappointed. Thanks so much for providing inspiration.

  16. This is one of the nicest Eiffel Tower stamps I’ve ever seen. What a great set of images, and you’ve created a gorgeous card (as usual) with them, Beate!

  17. Beate – what a fabulous card – makes me wish I could go and visit that lovely city of romance!

  18. Wow–beautiful card!

  19. Oh I love this set! Your card is breathtaking!

  20. What a gorgeous card showcasing this set. Love the vintage feel to it and the stamps in the set are GORGEOUS!

  21. I love all things Parissiene, so this set really calls to me. What a gorgeous set and your creations using it are wonderful!

  22. As always you do an amazing job with your cards, this no exception. I have been a avid follower of your work and enjoy seeing what new stamps are out there. This one is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Your work is beautiful with this set. Love it!!! Paris/French themes have always been a favorite of mine. 🙂

  24. Another stunning creation, Beate! I love that you put just a hint of color with an otherwise very neutral card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Very lovely – the set and your card! I love all things travel and Paris and this a great combination. I don’t know how much time you spent selecting the accompanying papers, but it turned out to be a perfect choice. This stamp set entices me to go see all the others! Thanks for all the work you do and for being so kind as to share it.

  26. Beautiful card Beate, as always!!

  27. Absolutely Beautiful!

  28. SO gorgeous, Beate! I love the papers you chose!

    I am so glad that you played along with all of the OCL girls! It was great to see you at CHA! I hope I get to see you again soon! {{hugs}}

  29. beautiful and the way you use the stamps are amazing. love to watch what you do. jeanine

  30. Beautiful vintage feel! The set looks stunning along with your choice of paper!

  31. I like the vintage vibe of this card…beautiful job as usual!

  32. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!! These stamps are super and would love to have a set!!

  33. Wow, this is beautiful! Love the vintage look! Fantastic set, thank you 🙂

  34. Beautiful set – gorgeous card!

  35. Nice cards. The new stamps are beautiful
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  36. WoW, this is just gorgeous, Beate! Inside and out!!

    PS: LOVE the stamps …

  37. This is a gorgeous set – your cards are fantastic!

  38. love this card, beate, and those stamps are so vintagey and delicious

  39. Your cards make me want to try Copic markers…maybe if I win that will spur me to try them!

  40. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  41. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  42. Beautiful card! I love the vintage look of this set.

  43. ya gotta grunge me gal… I gotta teach this set using my copics…

  44. Such a beautiful vintage creation, Beate!! LOVE this new set!!

  45. This is such a great set & I love what you’ve done with it.

  46. What a great set this is! I love the card you’ve created!

  47. What a gorgeous card!!! And that set is lovely!!

  48. Gorgeous card, beate – love the vintage look and what aa gorgeous set from OCL. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  49. Wow. Your card is gorgeous! This is an awesome set!

  50. Gorgeous card and love the vintage stamp set .Thanks for a chance to win

  51. I love the The Eiffel Tower and vintage stamps in general. Would love to be the lucky winner of this set.

    No time to blog hop this week but I’ll try to stop by and view all the amazing work.

  52. Great set and what a gorgeous card! Thanks for always inspiring me!!

  53. WOW! What a gorgeous card. I have a cousin in Paris right now and this would be so perfect for a card for her. She’s missing home and struggling to figure some things out. Here’s hoping 🙂

  54. Beate, this is beautiful. I love the papers you chose and I love the deckled edge around the Eiffel tower image.

  55. this is beautiful! I love the vintage look, so awesome!!

  56. This is beautiful. Love the dp you chose to go with this. I need to get this one for my SIL who is from France.

  57. Love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas, love them

  58. Love this stamp set and what you’ve done with it. Gotta love Paris! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Enjoy the day~

  59. Beautiful card, Beate! This is a wonderful vintage set. Interesting how a lot of the vintage sets on the market right now have included the Eiffel Tower. Would love to be a vintage traveler to Paris!! Thanks!

  60. What a wonderful set! This is so beautifully vintage, and your card is fabulous.

  61. Lovely set and card!

  62. Paris, here I come…great card!!!

  63. Stopping by your blog daily keeps me inspired and updated. Great vintage images in this set.

  64. Fantastic card! Like the way you put this together with your color scheme.

  65. I love this vintage traveler set and would be so happy to win it! Your card is gorgeous!

  66. Gorgeous card!

  67. I absolutely love this card! Thank you for the inspiration.

  68. GORGEOUS card Beate!! I love it! It was so wonderful to see you in Chicago! Hugs!

  69. so prettyl I love your artwork!!

  70. Love this set! Your card is gorgeous! It was so nice to meet you at CHA in Chicago!:)

  71. Absolutely beautiful!

  72. Beautiful card

  73. beautiful stamp set! gorgeous card, Beate! love it!

  74. Was für ein wunderschöner Eifelturm und Deine Karte ist traumhaft schön geworden liebe Beate.

    Sonnige Sonntagsgrüße
    von Anke

  75. Lovely project. I love blog hops, I just sometimes have a hard time getting around to see everyone’s projects!

  76. What a gorgeous vintage set. You are so fortunate to have been picked to showcase it! And your card is gorgeous!

  77. Oh my! I love Eiffel Towers and this card is just… perfect!!!

  78. This is stunning, Beate! I LOVE what you did with this set!

  79. You are truly an inspiration Beate! I visit your sites daily and often find myself loving the stamp you are using so of course I have to go to the vendor site to purchase it. I do have to refrain sometimes. I would love to do what you do and be just as amazing at it.

    The Eiffel tower stamp set is beautiful and inspires me to get busy and scrapbook my sons trip to Paris,

    Awesome Beate!

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