Wednesday, June 29, 2022

We dare you to create a smile : June sketch (2nd)

Hello everyone and welcome to our third challenge this month - a beautiful new (kind of summery) sketch.

If you want to play along (this challenge is open until 11.07.2022) you will get the chance to win a 25,-€ gift card for the Create a smile shop .


Fitting the current mood board our guest designer Liba made this beautiful glowing hot summer seaside card using Slices stencil.


Thank you for your gorgeous work, Liba.
Please be sure to check out her profile and leave her some love, just in case you haven´t already...


But now let´s have a closer look at all the stunning work the designteam did. 

Alma made this happily glowing busy bee card using Best bugsHey honeyStitched circle framesDIN lang borders and Focal point stencil. 




Femke made this wonderfully pastell and somehow positive condolence card using Paw prints.





Franzi made this gorgeous literally "glowing" lighthouse-at-the-seaside card using the retired sets "Glowing seaside", "Ocean waves" cling stamp and the little octopus goodie stamp.




Irina made this cheerful radiant new (bird) home card using Tweetheart.








Laura made this colorful sunshiny gulls-on-the-beach card using Gull gang and Stitched circle frames.




Martina made this marvelous bee-working-on-the-summer-meadow card using Dicke FreundeHey honeyFocal pointStitched rectangle frames and the retired "cloudy day" cling stamp.




Mina made this beautiful luckily animal friendship card using Ich wünsch dir GlückHee-hawHeart rays stencil and Hearts.




Nina made this pretty celebrating arts card using ArtsyTolles TeamWisp and Organic shapes stencil.




Once again the designteam made such incredibly wonderful and different inspirations for you, right?
If you now want to participate yourself, you´ll have time until 11.07.2022 but please make sure to follow the challenge rules below.

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

Nina

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winner from the June moodboard challenge

Hello everybody!

It´s wednesday again and that means time to announce our winners - and to thank everyone who participate with all this beautiful entrys in the June mood board 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 : Stephanie who made this stunning black-and-white-flowers poping out of the beautiful colorful background card using Mini Geburtstag, Heute wird gut, Cosmea, Wildflowers, Floral decorations and Double stitched rectangles.


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

And our featured artist of the June mood board challenge is Lia with her adorable bycicle-in-front-of-the-city-sunset card using Klingeling.


Again : congrats you both!
You can take the badge and display it on your social media, 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 challengeteam@createasmilestamps.com as well 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...

Nina 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

We dare you to create a smile : June mood board

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to another stunningly beautiful moodboard challenge!
Don´t you immediately have holiday feelings when you see this colors? *sigh*

Please remeber, if you want to play along (this challenge is open until 27.06.2022) you will get the chance to win a 25,-€ gift card for the Create a smile shop .


Fitting the current mood board our guest designer Susisusannebecker made such an adorable flowers in the sunset card using Einfach mal machenBoomerang and Lemon alphas.


Thank you dear Susanne for your gorgeous work, please be sure to check out her profile and leave her some love just in case you haven´t already...


But you all know, the designteam delivers every time incredibly great inspirations too... so lets have a closer look to this beauties! 

Alma made this wonderful maritime kind of south sea card using Gull Gang and Ahoi.




Femke made this clean and simple but incredibly intense cocktail card using "Here´s to us" (in the meantime retired - but the German set Auf uns! is still available).




Franzi made this very cool summer beach party tag using Möwengang, the retired cling stamp "Ocean waves", lemonade goodie-stamp, Lovely tags mLemon alpahsLemon numbersBookmark and the retired "pocket tag" die.




Irina made this beautiful tender flower card using Good day and Splotch.




Kathrin made this insanely stunning party hat slider card using Hut ab!Desert stencil and Party mono die.





Laura made this pretty cheer- and colorful beach pig card using Pig out.




Martina made this beautiful, classy kind of hawaiian flower card using Heute wird gutMallow blossoms and Stitched rectangle frames.




Mina made this super "sweet" summer shaker card using A little treatFruit salad and Double stitched rectangles.




Nina made this cute relaxed summer greeting card using Unschlagbar, palm tree die from the retired "Beach party kit", Winter landscape and Scalloped rectangles.


This mood board really offers so many possibilities and the designteam made again such gorgeous inspiration for you all... don´t you think?
If you now want to participate you´ll have time until 27.06.2022 but please make sure to follow the challenge rules below.

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

Nina

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winner from the June sketch challenge

 Hello everybody!

Time to announce our winners - and to thank everyone who participate in the June sketch 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 : Liba with her beautiful hot air ballons in the sky card using Scene builders.


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

And our featured artist of the June sketch challenge is Sandra with her gorgeous honey bee card using Dicke Freunde and Hey honey.


Again : congrats you both!
You can take the badge and display it on your social media, 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 challengeteam@createasmilestamps.com 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...

Nina 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Flower-Cards (with Video)

 Hi sweeties :-)

Birka here. I made a new video. Ist about how I do my flower-cards.. With an easy water-coloring, an easy distress-background. Some arrangement and ready is my card :-) Or two cards. ;-)






These days a looove doing slimline-cards. And somehow I have less problems to fill them then normal sized cards ;-) So I'm showing you two of them





Here is my video :-) (but only in German.....)


















Did you know? One week left till the shop ist closing (17th) for preparing the new shop! Whohooo!!!! Cant wait for it :-)

Monday, June 6, 2022

Duck pond...!!

 Hey CAS friends!!

It's Ashlee here and I have a card to share today that I made using the Silly goose stamp set...









I thought I'd try the organic shapes stencil to make a background that looked like little ponds for the goose to go in so this started the idea for the card...





- Start with a white cardstock base and use the organic shapes stencil to ink some shapes to look like ponds (I used distress oxide ink Mermaid Lagoon)
- Stamp/colour and fussy cut a bunch of goose
- Stamp a sentiment using black ink directly on the white background
- Adhere all the goose with different layers of foam tape to create dimension
- Finish off with a touch of sequins


Here is a photo I did to share the Spectrum noir-tri blend colour combos I used to colour the Silly goose...






























Try and think of fun ways to use a stencil, what can you make them be?

I'd love to see what you come up with so pop on over to the Create a Smile group on Facebook and share with us your creations - Create a smile friends and family

Hugs Ashlee.