Wednesday, October 13, 2021

We dare you to create a smile : October sketch

Hello eyerbody,
today is start of a new challenge (open until 25.10.2021) and we have another, this time a bit different sketch for you!

 If you want to play along you will get the chance to win a 25,-€ gift card for the Create a smile shop .

Fitting the current mood board our two guest designers made adorable cards, let´s have a closer look.
Without any prior agreement they took both a beach / maritime scene but their cards went totally different and thats why we all love our hobby, right?

Our last time winner Stephanie made this cute little maritime scene using Ahoi and the new Weather cool cuts. Aren´t those waves adorable?

Sandra made this fantastic beach-scene-gull card, using Möwen-Gang, and look how beautiful the sunshine, waves and beach split up the card to fit the sketch...

Thank you both for your gorgeous work - please be sure to check out their profiles and leave them some love...

But now lets move on to all the gorgeous ideas the designteam came up with... 

Candice made this wonderful and bright springtime chicken card using Crazy chickScene builder and clouds stencil.

Jeanne went a little bit further with the sketch and made this stunning open-up christmas card using NanuSchreib mal wiederOh Du fröhlicheSantaPostage edge circlesStitched circle frames and Snow dance stencil.

Joke made this creepy spooky Halloween-shakercard using UnfrogettableClear lettersMushrooms and Stitched circle frames.
And even if I´m not sure if we should be afraid of this vampire frog, I´m totally in love with those mushroom-eyes!

Kerstin made this enchanting and oh so clever christmas-countdown card, using PeekingHurra, es weihnachtetSchöne BescherungGeometricsLemon numbers and the new Weather cool cuts to create those tiny little internally snowflakes. 

Maaike made this marvelous autumn-card with an interactive (!) kite-flying squirrel using Mushrooms and sweater weather.

Nina made this lovely northpole-decorating card using UnglaublichHurra, es weihnachtetAhoiZum Feste das BesteTwinkle stencil, Din lang borders and the snowdrift-die out of an older winter-kit.

Tinne made this beautiful and so relaxing snowy winterscene card using Easy breezyFavorite cookie and Stitched circle frames.

Vicki made this awesome post bear card with a little touch of spring (or maybe valentine) using Bear mailleafy and twinkle stencil.

Wow! Such gorgeous inspiration for this sketch... all of them totally different but oh so stunning, don´t you think?
If you now want to participate you have time until 25.10.2021 but please make sure to follow the challenge rules below.

Have an awesome day everybody ... and get crafty whenever you´re able to...

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winner from September Moodboard challenge (the 2nd)

 Hello everybody!

Time to announce our winners - and to thank everyone who participate in the 2nd September moodboard challenge.

Just in case you didn´t already know :
By playing along our challenges you´ll get the chance to win a 25,-€ gift certificate for the Create a smile Shop and be guest designer for the upcoming challenge (if you want to).

This time the winner of the 25,-€ gift certificate is ... drummroll and congrats to : Nicole with her stunning stencil-art mushroom card using Funghi stencil, Winterliche Grüße and Stitched rectangle frames.

Please send me an email to to claim your prize - it´s so well deserved. 

And our featured artist of the 2nd September moodboard challenge is Mimi Zitrone with her beautiful litte hedgehog living room card using PulliwetterMehr als Nickerchen and Spitzenmäßig.

Again : congrats you both!
You can take the badge and display it on your blogs, if you want to...

And we would love to invite you both to be guest designers for our next challenge - please send an email to and I will tell you all the details.

Be sure to check out our blog regularly... the inspiration over here never stops ... and you won´t miss the new challenges of course!

Have a great day ... and 
get crafty whenever you get the chance to...

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Merry Christmas

Hey stampers, Anni here!

Today I have a simple and easy to make Christmas card for you.


Have you seen the latest release? So many cute products. When I saw the little reindeer from the set "Oh du Fröhliche" and the one from "Peeking" I knew I had to bring them together on one card.

  • To achieve some dimension with die cut sentiments cie cut a few (4 to 5) and stack them. And it's a great way to use up your scraps.
  • I love sentiments with shadow included. You can set much more focus on the sentiment using the shadow.
  • When you combine big sentiments with little creatures you can make a card that takes no time at all.
  • Kraft, cream and red is one of my favourite colour combos for Christmas.

Join the Create a Smile Facebook group to get all the news and to see all beautiful projects.


Monday, October 4, 2021

Happy Birthday slimline style....!!

Hey friends...

It's Ashlee here today... 

I have a new slimline card to share with you today using some of the awesome cool cuts dies from Create a Smile stamps!!

Happy mail, who doesn't love a bit of happy mail right?!  For this card I wanted to do something fun using the envelopes so this was the starting point for my card today...

- Start with a piece of pink cardstock and die cut using the postage die
- Splatter with some Midnight CPD ink mixed with a little water
- Stamp the sentiment Happy birthday from the Happy days set using Memento tuxedo black ink
- Die cut three envelopes from the postage die from different colours of cardstock 
- Fold and glue into place
- Die cut the cute little heart and add to each envelope closure 
- Adhere all mini envelopes to the card base 
- Finish off with a touch of sequins

Adding splatters to a card adds a fun little bit of extra interest, give it a try!!
Just swatch a small amount of ink onto a block and spritz with some water, mix with a paint brush and splatter onto the card. 

Create a Smile has a group on Facebook where we share lots of inspiration using CAS goodies, come on over and join us - Create a smile friends and family

Hugs Ashlee.  

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

We dare you to create a smile : September mood board (the 2nd)

Hello eyerbody,
today we have another wonderful mood board (and yes, it´s the second one this month - this time open until 11.10.2021) for you to start our new challenge.

If you want to play along you will get the chance to win a 25,-€ gift card for the Create a smile shop .

Our guestdesigner Jenny who won the last moodboard-challenge made such a wonderful button card using Sewing and Knitted stencil... with lots of beautiful details, just look at the threads that go through the eyes of the needle!

Thank you Jenny for your beautiful work, please be sure to check out her profile and leave her some love...

But as always our designteam came up with awesome inspiration too, do you want to have a look? 

Candice made such a bright greenery card using Fine ferns and Quill & Ink. And have you seen how wonderful the gems are fitting the rich green colors?

Jeanne made again such a stunning cheerful layout using the adventcalendar 2020 set "Läuft", Reason to smilePatterns stencilPocket tag, Lemon alphasStitched rectangle frames and Double stitched rectangles.

Joke made a gorgeous shaker-card using Fine fernsWonderful and Stitched rectangle frames... which reminds me a little bit of peeking through the undergrowth...

Kerstin made this stunning atmospheric earth tone card using KöniglichNur mal hallo sagenMaus au chocolatTriangle stencil and Stitched circle frames.

Maaike made this clean and simple but oh so elegant card using You can do it and created this adorable eucalyptus color with the distress oxide inks Faded jeans and Evergreen bough. You hardly can see it, but those splatters are a little silver touch to make it even more noble.

Tinne made this funny and charming cactus card using Sharp one. Isn´t this litte guy with his big googly eyes the cutest?

Vicki made this marvelous nature scene using From my nestGood dayConfetti hearts stencil and created such a wonderful depth with the clouds of Scene builders and Clouds stencil.

All this diffenrent styles are really impressive and always such a gorgeous inspiration... don´t you think?
If you now want to participate you have time until 11.10.2021 but please make sure to follow the challenge rules below.
Have an awesome day everybody ... and get crafty whenever you´re able to...

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter