Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Big Hugs

Hey stampers, Anni here!

I have a card with a BIG surprise for you today!

I hadn't used the super cute set Big Surprise (the german version is called Fette Überraschung) yet. So I was yearning to ink it up.

  • I started by stamping the images I wanted to use. 
  • As I coloured with pencils I didn't had to think about what type of black ink I needed to use.
  • I fussy cut the images.
  • To create a background for my little scene I cut down a piece of printing paper in form of a hill. 
  • I used one part to mask off the sky and the other piece for the beach.
  • I stamped the Big from the sentiment in white on blue cardstock and fussy cut it as well.
  • The Hugs I stamped directly on my panel.
  • Then I assembled my card.

Sorry to our English speaking friends - the advent calendar will only be available in a German version!
Vergesst nicht, den Adventskalender vorzubestellen. Dafür habt Ihr noch bis zum 09.08.20 Zeit.


We dare you to create a smile: August Moodboard

Hello everyone

It is time for another mood board challenge here on Create a smile blog and i am sure you will all love this beautiful mood board.  We cannot wait to see all the beautiful creations you make inspired by  this challenge

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 designers for today's challenge are:

Sandra completely rocked the summer vibes with our retired set "Aloha Spirit" in combination with fette Überraschung. Such a sweet card, and her doodled frame is the perfect detail!

Nina crated a card that reminds me of a garden scene. She added texture and dimension with some of our chipboards (Sonnenschein, Leaves). She colored them with markers - this is so cool!
She also used the sun from Scene builders, a sentiment from Liebling-alles and the Cloud-Pattern stencil.

Thank you so much for guest designing for our challenge . Please check Sandra and Nina 's social media to see all their amazing creations and leave some love

Now is our challenge design team turn to show you all the different cards they made to inspire you to play along with our challenge

Alexandra made this card using Cool cuts Birthday , Fine Ferns stamp setSmall sentiments stamp set , Aloha stamp set (retired)

Anja made this beautiful card using  Cool cuts Scalloped Rectangles Ahoi stamp setFette Überraschung stamp set

MBFAIRYSKY created this happy pink card. She used Wildflowers and Happy Days.

Ella made this beautiful card using Fine ferns stamp set , Aus der Ferne stamp set

Fabiola made this summery surfer card using Cool Buddies and Dress me Up. She also used the Bubble Circle stencil her clouds for some subtile detail.

Nathalie made this gorgeous pirate card using Alle Mann an BordStencil: Ferns 

Hope you feel inspired to play along with our challenge . Please make sure to check the challenge rules below before you enter you card!

Thank you for stopping by today ! Until next time have a lovely day 

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Miniature slimline....!!


Hey everyone...

It's Ashlee here with you today and one of the latest card making craze thats going around is slimline cards. They are so much fun to make as you can create some super fun scenes on them being that they have that bit extra room but it got me thinking I wonder if I could create a miniature slimline card using the awesome stitched rectangle cool cut dies....

So I got my dies out and made this little miniature slimline card and featured some of the super cute little freebie image collectable stamps that Christine is popping in with everyones orders!!

I just adore these super cute little freebie collectable stamps and they are perfect for creating tiny little scenes which worked well with my idea of a mini slimline card!!

- Die cut two different sizes of the stitched rectangle cool cuts from white cardstock
- Use Wild Honey distress oxide ink to colour the largest one
- leave the outside frame of the smaller one white and ink the inside rectangle cut using squeezed lemonade and using the stencil add some polkas with Wild Honey distress oxide ink
- Die cut a mix of the stitched circle cool cuts from white cardstock, leave the frames white and ink the insides with the same distress oxide ink colours
- Stick all the base elements down, colour up images and fussy cut them out
- Add a touch of sequins and a sentiment on a die cut useful banner 

Use fine sharp scissors for cutting out tiny images, makes it easier for you to cut nice edges around them...

Have fun.... that's all there is too it!!

Happy crafting everyone!!
Hugs Ashlee. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Mosaic-Scenes (VIDEO)

Hi everybody :-)

I made a new Video for you (but only in german....) about 3 Warst with Mosaic-Scenes :)

But first the pictures

Create a smile will bring out this year our first Adventscalandar. Its only in German.. but don't forget to pre-order yours! The pre-order-time ends in 9 days.. so hurry up :-)