Sunday, October 22, 2017

Floating Lanterns

Hey everyone from everywhere in the whole :) How is everyone? I hope you had a great week and having an even better weekend. October is ending soon and end of the year festivities are coming up. With that, I've decided to share a little card that you can recreate for the holidays coming up with minor colour changes (if you want).

This card started by stamping as many lanterns as possible on a separate watercolour paper and colour them in with Distress Ink Markers. Next, I've stuck them on a kraft cardstock, mainly focusing on the left side. Some of the lanterns are stuck down directly and some of them are on 3D stickers :) 

I hope this looks like it's just floating down the card :) Using a white pen, I've drawn some sparkles on the card to make some "twinkle". 

Distress Ink Markers
White Pen

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Oops, I'm late!

Hi there!
Samantha here, sharing a fun belated birthday card!


I just love that little snail image, and I had the idea to use the clock as the snail's shell! Ha!! 

Let's get down to it!

- stamp and color your images (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!)
- once dry, fussy cut out, and attach the large clock image to the snail's shell! 
- using embossing paste and a stencil, add some texture to your white cardbase 

- heat emboss the sentiments onto two different strips of black cardstock

- use the die cut to die cut part of the sentiment!
- pop up the strips of sentiment with foam tape

A few color choice changes on the background and for the reindeer's shirt, and you could customize this card design to anyone, male or female! :)

The sentiment was created by combining phrases from the Happy Days stamp set, Time Flies stamp set and the Birthday Triple cool cuts die! I also used the Waves of Stars stencil to add some texture to the background of the white card base! The cute snail head is from the Lovely Critters set! 


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Thursday, October 19, 2017


Hello, crafty friends, Nicole here.

I need a lot of thank you cards and made a bunch of them. This is the first one.

I still love to play with my Distress Oxides and that sunflower stamp is just wonderful for a thank you card.

  1. stamp and heat emboss the sunflower on some watercolor paper using a clear sticky ink and white embossing powder
  2. use Distress Oxides like watercolor to color your immage. Just play with the brush, the water and the colors. :-)
  3. Let it dry completely
  4. Spritz some color and water drops on your panel and let it dry
  5. die cut the panel using the stitched frame die and glue it on your card base
  6. add your sentiment (heat embossing on colored paper) and some sequins to finish your card

magic flowers / mini Danke / double stitched rectangles

This card is perfect for mass production if you need a lot of thank you cards like I do :-) But you can easily change the sentiment and make a bunch of birthday cards for example.

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Have a happy day :-)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Best Wishes From a Mole

Hey stampers, Anni here!

On today's card a mole is sending best wishes to you.

The moment I saw the set Light Up The Dark I thought about what else the mole could hold in his paws. Combined with the set In Bloom I know it could be a flower.

  • I started by stamping the mole and the "stem" and added a leaf to the stem. The flower I stamped seperately and glued it to the stemp after colouring and fussy cutting all the images.
  • For the background I used the stencil Curved Lines and added ink blending in warm grey and pink.
  • To achieve a softer look I blended another layer of ink over my background - this time without the stencil.
  • I stamped a sentiment with Versafine (best ink for a black, crisp image) onto the background.
  • For the finishing touch I added some sequins.

What else could the mole hold? Tell me your ideas!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Hi crafty friends and welcome back to our crafty space.
Raluca here with a new card showcasing a few of the mini stamp sets from Create a Smile Stamps.

I wanted to make a Christmas card and playing with more products from the store so I chose 3 mini sets and combined them into a card.

First I prepared a night winter sky using my daughters markers. Just scribbled some blue, purple and pink and I added clean water, I let it to dry ad my sky was done. For more effect I added a few white splatters. Next I stamped in VersaMark and white heat embossed the gorgeous sentiment. I die cut two snow hills and mounted them onto the panel.

Then I stamped the images, colored them and fussy cut them. I added them to the panel and I mounted the entire panel to a white card base. I felt that something was missing so I added some snowflakes stickers that I had in my stash ad my card was done.

Christmas surprise

Snow Dance Mini Set

Where your heart is

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Monday, October 16, 2017


Hi there it's Anja again with another "oldy" card for you.

I needed a birthday card for a boy who loves monsters. I was inspired by a previous card made by my teamie Annika and went for the same design.

I used a horizontal card and rounde the edges.
Stamped the balloon cling stamp and clear embossed it.
Stamped some monsters behind the panel I created with the banner die.
Stamped another monster onto some piece of paper and colored everything with copics.
For some extra interest I gave the monsters wreckles with a white gelpen.
Outlined the panel with a black marker.


Big Time and Monsterparty.

Cool cuts ( dies);
Stacked pierced banners.

Cling stamp

Balloons in the sky;

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Have a great week;

Hugs Anja