Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WINNER Challenge December "hello"

Hi everybody,

I'm a little late to announce the winner from our last challenge.. I'm soo so sorry..

So, but to cut a long story short: Our winner is Kerstin.

She used one of our older Stampsets "Perfect Tune" in such a beautiful way.. the coloring is awesome and the background matches perfectly  with the brown radio! Lovely sweet Kerstin, please contact Christine to get your prize :-)

And now its your turn. Our current challenge is already running, and its a very easy one.

 And for some more inspiration I have another guest-designer-card for you.
This one is from Birte. She combines our coffee-stencil with christmas, what is a really nice idea. In my coffeecup would be a very sweet chocolate, and in yours? ;-)

Birte, thank you so much for this lovely card.

And now its up to you. From HERE your can hop directly to our challenge, to link up your projects.
Have fun :-)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Winter Greetings!

Hi everyone! 
Raluca here with a new Christmas card using different stamps :).

As I told you before, I'm in love with the new "Frosty Fun" winter kit and I want to use it as much as I can.  So I decided to pair it with some other stamps to create a winter scene. 

First, I prepared all the elements for the card. On a piece of white cardstock I stamped all the images and colored them with colored pencils. 
Then, on another piece of white cardstock I stamped the snowflakes in VersaMark, I heat embossed them and I ink blended the background using Distress Inks. 
From another piece of white cardstock I die cut some snow hills and a scalloped panel. 
On the bottom hill I stamped the sentiment. 
I glued everything together and my card was done. 

I felt like my card was missing some green so I looked through my stash and when I saw the little triangles from the "Going Graphic" stamp set I knew that they were perfect as Christmas trees :). So don't be afraid to mix and match different sets. 

Frosty Fun Kit

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Monday, December 5, 2016

There's snow friend like you......

Hi there it's Anja again with ofcourse another christmascard for you.


I wanted to use those great letterstickers that come with the new kit in a different way.
And ofcourse since it's already December I had to make another christmascard for my stash.

I started by stamping the image onto my cardbase. Stamped it again on some maskingpaper and placed it onto my stamped image.
Now I used the stencil with the snowflakes with watermark ink and white heat embossed it.
I sponged the background with distress ink en randomly placed some letterstickers but made sure to from the word SNOW in the middle.
Stamped the word there's onto some black cardstock and white heat embossed it.
Colored the image with copics and then cut away the side of the frontpanel leaving the image hanging out at the side.
Stamped the sentiment and adhered some of the enamel stickers.
Placed some coordinating paper at the inside of the card.


Frosty fun kit and Made of Snow.

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Hugs Anja

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Frosty Fun Kit - Using the Die

Hi Everyone! If you didn't already know this, Create A Smile has released a brand new kit! Today I'm using the die as the highlight for this card. Enjoy :D 

These are the materials I used for this card. The alphabet sticker was a spontaneous idea towards the end :) I used my Prima watercolours, Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins, the gorgeous Die from the new kit and watercolour paper.

As you can also see that I've coloured the "sky" in a very loose watercolour manner and colouring in the bottom portion of the die-cut :)

I went a bit nuts over the sequins as usually to make it look like "snow" haha. And using the Alphabet Stickers for sentiment. 

Did you get the kit yet? I have a mini video of the content on my instagram (mjeggtofu) if you would like to check it out. 

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Happy X-Mas

Hey stampers, Anni here!
Don't you all love the latest kit called Frosty Fun? I am totally in love with the color combo!

Of course I wanted to use the other products of the kit (for my last card I used the die) and I wanted to create a card using the colors of the kit.

  • It's so easy to create something with the kit because the products go together so perfectly.
  • To add some details to your image use gel pens! I gave the snowman a polka dot sweater and isn't it cute?
  • For the background I used the stencil in the kit with glitter paste - hard to see but an amazing effect in real life - trust me!
  • Too give the apkphabet stickers a little bit of dimension just add Glossy accent!

The newest month challenge just started the theme is:

Friday, December 2, 2016

Warm Thoughts on this Cold Day!

Hi there!
Samantha here with you again on this beautiful Friday!
Today, I have a cute little greeting that can be used for Christmas, or any time during winter!


There was no master plan for this card, I literally say the reindeer image and thought: yes! Ha! :)

This card is fun to make, so let's get to it!

- stamp and color your image (I stamped my image onto mixed media paper and then used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor)
- set aside and fussy cut out once dry
- on the card front, I added some diagonal lines with a Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a stencil.

- on top of that stencil work, I used some white embossing paste and the Snowflake Stencil from the original Snow Dance Kit to add some texture! 
- I heat embossed the sentiment on to a strip of black cardstock and then popped up the image and the phrase with foam tape!

I love customizing my cards for certain recipients! You could easily color the shirt on that adorable reindeer your recipients favorite color! Imagine that little guy in purple!? Ha! So cute! 

Oh guys, that cute cute Snow Dance Mini Set is just awesome! I can't get enough of it! 


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Warme Grüsse

Hello crafty friends, Nicole here.

Is it cold where you live? Well, here in Switzerland, it is. That's why I made a "warm greetings" card :-)

The new and super fund winter kit "frosty fun" comes with a lot of cool items. I wanted to use the pretty snowflake stencil.

  • take some craft paper create a background using white embossing paste and the "frosty fun" stencil
  • let it dry and die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die
  • cut some stripes from vellum and stick your sentiment on them using the alpha stickers
  • use your stapler to attach your sentiment to the craft panel
  • glue your panel to your card base and add some embellishements

Do you need some (last minute) ideas for christmas cards? Check the latest posts from the Design Team. These ladies have some pretty fun ideas! :-D

Have a happy day!