Thursday, November 19, 2015

Countdown "1" - Giveaway time + Guest Designer Vanessa Amann Part 2

Hello lovelies!

It's release-countdown week!
That means we're introducing our newest products to you, sharing inspiration and also excitement :)
Countdown "1" means that our new products will be available in the shop tomorrow - yay! 




This month we are releasing one new stamp set, three die sets and two new stencils (see below) - hope you love them just as much as we do! :)


Tomorrow, Friday:      Countdown "0" IGNITION!!!! Sets will be released at 9 am CET (2am EST)

Today's giveaway time, and we're doing it a little different this time.
Instead of having a Rafflecopter you have two chances to win a 15 € Gift Card to our store. :)


1. chance: Comment on this post, telling us what you like to do to brighten up someone's day :)
2. chance: visit and like our facebookpage (if you haven't already) and find more instruction with the gift card graphic ;)

You have until Saturday 11:59 pm to play along. Both winners - blog and facebook winner - will be announced on sunday :)

Good luck!

Here's a close-up at all the new products:











Now it's time to share another great card by Guest Designer Vanessa Amann with you :)

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Hello everybody, it´s me again! 

Last time I showed you a little snowmen card. And I made another one for this week. I´m really in love with these cute little guys, so I could´t resist to use them. 



My inspiration for this card was the sentiment „warm fuzzies“. I found it really funny to use this sentiment with a group of snowman. So I decided to create this campfire scene.




The first part of my little card is easy. I did some partial die cutting for the shaker window and to create my background I used the Blending Tool and Distress Inks. 
My little snowmen at the left side were a bit difficult to create, but not impossible. I stamped him, but only the outside. I masked off the buttons and his face. With an alcohol marker resisting pen I drew in his face and the buttons of his belly, but mirrored. I drew the campfire by hand and all images were colored with some alcohol markers and afterwards fuzzy cut out. I wanted my sentiment to stand out from the white background, so I decided to stamp it on some black Cardstock. I didn´t want the sentiment stacked, so I used my VersaMark pen to stamp the words in line. With the pen I could easily ink up only the part I wanted, and not the whole image. 



Don´t be to shy to use your stamps in other ways. If you need them to be different, so try it. It doesn't matter if you cut them, or mask them of. But try it!



Cool Buddies - Create a Smile
Sch├Âne Bescherung - Create a Smile



I hope you had a lot of fun with my snowmen. I promise the next time there will be no snowmen anymore. I guess you had enough. 

See you next Wednesday,

Vanessa 

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Don't you just love Vanessa's card? Her hand drawn campfire is simply amazing!  I can't wait to see her next project.
Make sure to visit her blog, it's SO inspiring!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!  

61 comments:

  1. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Sweden but I'm thinking of sending my best friends some Thank you cards next week. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make the cards and send them this week. It is a nice tradition Thanksgiving, we should celebrate it!

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  2. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Sweden but I'm thinking of sending my best friends some Thank you cards next week. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make the cards and send them this week. It is a nice tradition Thanksgiving, we should celebrate it!

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  3. Wow! I'm so excited about this new launch! I love those dies! I always prepare a dessert and a card with lots of love on someone's day. Food and handmade cards are always warmly welcome! Hugs,

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  4. If i want to brighten up someone’s day i craft a little thing, like a card, a flower or something else :)

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  5. Living in NY smiles are pretty hard to come by. I try to smile at as many strangers as I can, as it brightens my day to receive one so I hope it does for others too.

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  6. When I want to brighten someone's day, I just call or send message to that person...just an SMS saying that you miss someone or think about him/her can mean a lot....It means a lot to me at least :)

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  7. Usually I have a kind word for everyone. But I like give to nice people small gifts with my card!! Amazing release again.. Thanks Create a Smile for the chance to win!

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  8. I sometimes send out cards to friends / family without a special occasion like birthdays or so. Or I like to bye little presents, when I see something I think a loved one can use or would appreciate. :)

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  9. My oldest girl like to color things and especially when we do it together. So I bought some new stabilo pens last weekend and colored with her today. She had a ruff day so that made her happy! Otherwise I like to send my cards to my friends randomly just to make them happy.

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  10. I would take my best friend for a nice dinner and good movie. He is always very patient and always supportive with my hobby. I would do it because he works really hard everyday and even if I need to to wake up in the middle of the night and just say all the non sense things , he would listen. And I have to make a new birthday card, as he loves collecting handmade cards from me.

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  11. When someone is having a difficult time, I make a card of encouragement, purchase a small bouquet and a delicious treat and ring their doorbell and offer a smile and a hug. Makes me feel better too.

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  12. I like to deliver some homemade goodies. I love to bake.

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  13. I love to give surprise presents, or baked goods i mean who doesn't like fresh baked chocolate cookies rite lol

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  14. My favorite moment in the past week, see my son advance their hockey training­čĺŚand my best moment every day my family­čĺŚ

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  15. Two ways : invite her/them (couple) for dinner, and spoil them rotten OR bundle her into the car for a quiet cup of tea or coffee in a cozy little shop. (or at the beach in the summer ;-) )

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  16. We dont celebrate thanksgiving in australia but i would just ask someone about their day..some times that is all it takes for someone to feel valued and special :)

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  17. I love the cute little snowman scene! I like to brighten people's day by sending them a handmade card for no reason, just because.

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  18. I like to brighten people's day by sending them a greeting card that I've made - just because.
    There doesn't have to be a reason - just that I'm thinking about you and made this card for you.
    Love the little snowpeople - they'll brighten up a friend's day.
    thanks.

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  19. I love to make a gift card tag or card for somebody to surprise.

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  20. Brighten someones day for me is to tell them something nice. It´s so nice to see the smile on there faces.

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  21. I like to bake goodies for others to brighten their day. I jazz up the packaging with all my pretty craft supplies.

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  22. I like to brighten someones day by making something crafty or a card for them.

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  23. I like to brighten someones day by making something crafty or a card for them.

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  24. I like to brighten someones day with a big smile and a compliment. You never know if that person needed it at that moment.

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  25. I love to be able to cheer someone up by comments or just helping out in little ways.

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  26. I like to make cards with hand colored images made with that particular person in mind

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  27. I love checking in on my friends every now and then - sometimes even with a handmade card/ plushie.

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  28. I like to send my cards to people to cheer then up and if its more urgent I'll call them and speak with them.

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  29. I love to brighten people's days.... sometimes I send something in the mail, a card or a gift, and sometimes, if it's a stranger, I will smile at people in stores, greet them cheerfully (people are surprised when you say hello! It's amazing)... or sometimes I will pay for lunch unexpectedly, etc.

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  30. So excited for these dies and the coffee stencil. One of the best parts of being a teacher is being able to brighten the day of kids with simple things like picking them first, writing a happy note to their parents, or just giving them a shout out in front of the class.

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  31. Love this release! I'm a hugger, so my favorite thing to do is give hugs to brighten someone's day (obviously to those that I know ;))

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  32. Die Oma im Krankenhaus besuchen. War f├╝r die Oma eine sch├Âne ├ťberraschung.

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  33. Of course I love to brighten someone's day with a card! I've been known to buy a stamp set with one person in mind to send them that just perfect card. Of course, that sometimes means I'll never really use that stamp set again. But to know that I've touched someone's heart because I made something JUST for them is worth it. I've enjoyed the countdown creations -- beautiful!

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  35. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving Day where I live. But I love to Brighten the day giving my handmade cards to Kindergarten Tiny Tots, i love to celebrate with them and when they give a big smile and joy on their faces with excitement:)

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  36. Simple to answer: I'll make a card with Big Time stamps and send Monster Hugs to a Person I like!!!! That make me happy and the friend too
    Elma

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    1. Ich spreche in Echt wirklich ein "funny Englisch", liebe Christine, deshalb kommentiere ich dir lieber in Deutsch. Wer wei├č, was sonst raus k├Ąme...
      Ich ├╝berrasche Stempelfreunde lieber zwischendurch und unerwartet. Das liegt vielleicht daran, dass ich Geburtstage auch oft vergesse oder weil mir gerade dann die Zeit zum Stempeln fehlt.
      Deine neuen Produkte gefallen mir sehr - besonders hat's mir die Kaffee-Stencil angetan.
      Das ist wieder so ein "Unbedingthabending"!

      Liebe Erzigr├╝├če
      Gaby

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  38. I make cards with friends to brighten up our days and others.
    Thanks for the chance

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  39. What an adorable card !

    Thanks for the Giveaways :) Giving a fun handmade card will surely brighten up one's day !

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  40. To brighten someones day I write something to their art they place on their blogs or into crafty groups. Being a blogger myself I know how much it means to each of us to hear about peoples thoughts on our creativity.
    Vanessa, your card is adorable, but I really really fear, that those snowmen won´t last for much longer if they continue doing what they do!!! ... and another thought... they could actually put marshmallows on their finger tips, hihi.
    Happy regards from stempelfrida

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  41. I like to look for ways to do little things for my husband. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. I love to surprise beloved ones! Those unexpected little things make me happy, too :-)
    BTW, I LOVE the new word dies!

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  43. Congratulations Christine! Again an awesome release - especially the dies!!!!!
    To brighten someone day I like to craft a small tag with cool critters hanging on a BIG package of chocolate - and the day is perfect, isn't it?

    Greetings Susanne

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  44. Great release .... Love your Warm Fuzzies card!
    I share a hug if someone needs a pick up, oh and tea and cake too ;)

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  45. Wow, so many great new things! Awesome! I love to make unexpected little surprises. I made my husbands favorite cake (no special occasion) oder sent a "you're awesome" card :-)
    Greetings
    Nicole

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  46. I love this warm and cute creation with a hand drawn perfect campfire!
    I really love to send a handmade card by mail to brighten the day with a surprise gift too!

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  47. ach very cute Snowman card and his friends tooo cute for words
    and I love to send birthday card to my blogland friends and full fill with chocolate and goodies that I have but I never used it for ages
    maybe she can use it who knows
    finger cross I win this time
    if not I will bestellen soon hehe
    hugs
    Monika

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  48. The card is just gorgeous. Love the colors and the style of it.
    I also love (!!!) the new stuff, specially the stamp sets and new stencils :)
    Hugs, Dunja

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  49. i'd brighten someone's day giving them a call saying that i was thinking about them and that i miss them! ├ć=

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  50. Sometimes all you need is a smile and a compliment to change someone's day.

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  51. Just Wednesday night, I decorated
    a cup with yarn and make a card
    to give to a friend that has been
    ill and put sugar cookies inside!
    Carla from Utah

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  52. Liked and message
    left of FB page.
    Carla from Utah

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  53. I love to send cards to my friends that live in other states to just show I am thinking about them.

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  54. I think the best way to brighten anyone's day is to give them a big smile and a kind word, it works for me ­čśŹ. Gorgeous card x x

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  55. k├Ąrtchen, tags und geschenkverpackungen bringen einen mit ner netten s├╝├čigkeit (und z.b. deinen schneem├Ąnnern - hab sie ja noch nicht so lange) eigentlich immer zum l├Ącheln

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  56. I love to sit in the morning before I go to work and talk to my nephew and drink my coffee. I enjoy asking how did he sleep and what his plan for school is.

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  57. I like to send cards to brighten up someone's day. A smile is good too.

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  58. I like to drop by to visit bringing along just something a little special,ma few cookies, brownies,no good book to read, some pictures, a candle, etc. and a big smile.

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