Thursday, June 13, 2019

Winners from Sketch challenge

Hello everyone !

Let's see who is the winner from our last challenge Sketch . There were so many amazing entries and we noticed that you really love the sketch challenges  <3

Also wanted to let you know that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to Create a smile store and to be guest designer for our next challenge!
Without further due our winner is Stamping Fee with this adorable card that she created using Gull gang stamp set 

Congrats  please send an email to to claim your prize ! Is so well deserved !

Our featured artist from this challenge is Anushree with this wonderful card ! 

You can take the badge and display it on your blog is so well deserved !

Thank you to everyone who played along with our challenge! There is a new challenge on the blog and the theme is Favorite Create a smile stamp set so sure to check it out and play along !

Have a great day

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Beekini - Season

Hello there!  Chris here with you today with a funny card with this little new cutie from Create a smile stamps.

Originally, I wanted to make a baby card with the litte bee, but when I finished coloring it looked too much like a Bikini. So I decided it should be(e) a funny summer card.

  • first I stamped all images and coloured with Alcohol Markers
  • cut them out and arranged a little scene with the flowers and the bee
  • for the Background I only made some Distress ink oxide blending (Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass) 
  • cut out a frame with the new Cut Dies (twice and stick together) 
  • with the new letter stamps you can create any sentiment you like 
  • glued down all images - that´s all :) 

...sometimes we should think "around the corner" try different colors on your stamps and you will see - there are many new ways to create ....  


All Products I used for this little card are new items from the June Release and available on friday 14th . 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a happy, sunny, healthy summer (beekini) time.


We dare you to create a smile - Favorite Create a smile stamp set

Hello everyone!

Time again for a new challenge and wow! what a fun theme we have this week <3 although I have to admit was pretty hard to pick just one set so most of us we pick more :)

Also don't forget that by playing along with our challenge you get the chance to win a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store and the chance to be guest designer for our next challenge 

Our guest designer Michelle created this fabulous card using Fine ferns stamp set Decorated wishes- mixed add-on stamp set

Thank you so much for being guest designer in our challenge and creating such beautiful project. Please make sure to check her social media and leave some love

Our talented design team also created some stunning projects . Let's see which are their favorites 

Alexandra made this card using A little treat stamp set Poppin over stamp set
Coffee collection kit 

Anita made this adorable card using All hands on deck stamp set

Ashlea made this card using Pure poppies stamp set

Elisa created this lovely card using Unfrogettable stamp set Stencil : Petals

Ildi created stunning card using Dress me up stamp set Fine ferns stamp set , Lucent landscapes (retired)

Laurie made this beautiful card using Funky feathers stamp set

Mirella made this fabulous card using Bear mail stamp set Pure poppies stamp set Cool cuts Birthday

Hope you got inspired and now is your time to be creative!
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Saturday, June 8, 2019

To brighten up your day

Hello crafty friends, it's Kerstin here!

Today I have a little underwater scene for you. Hope you like it!

It's hot around here (Berlin) and I'm longing for vacation at the ocean. That's why I enjoy creating cards with underwater scenes a lot lately.

  • stamp, color and fuzzy cut the stamped Images
  • create an inkblended background in your favorite colors

  • sponge the egdes of the paper in a darker color to create  more depth
  • spritz on some water 
  • adhere the stamped Images with foam tape or glue dots

To save some money and ink use colored cardstock in a very light color as a base for your ink blended backgrounds. That's what I did on this card.

Glowing Seaside




Fur Real

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Happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Ahoy Landlubber!

Hello! I'm Candice and am sharing my first post with you today!

I am soo excited to be joining the amazing Design Team here at Create a Smile!  I look forward to sharing my creations with you with these amazing products!

I wanted to try a very subtle color palette for a very soft feel on my card.  How may of you are always wanting to try something new?!

Slim line cards have become a "go to" size for me lately, because I love how I can fit many images in one scene!

To create a slim line card base, you simply trim an 8 1/2 x 11 inches sheet of cardstock and trim to 8 1/2 x 7 inches and score in half for your card base of 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.  AND you are left with a piece that will fit on the front to create your scene on!
This size fits perfectly into the 9A envelopes that can be found easily online or at your local craft store.

I stamped the adorable sea gulls, fishes, and posts and pirate and flag, colored with light copic markers, and fussy cut out.

To create the sky, I inked with milled lavender and dried marigold oxide inks.
For the ocean waves, I heat embossed the bubbles in white, inked with the tumbled glass oxide ink and die cut using my cameo silhouette.
I stamped the "Hey landlubber!" on a quote bubble for super cuteness!

To finish a card off, I love to add some shine either with sequins or nuvo drops, and for this one I used both!

There is a new challenge that just started on the Create a Smile Family & Friends on Facebook, you have all month to join in on our new color combo challenge for your chance to win!

Thank you!