Saturday, February 16, 2019

You've got Superpowers!

 Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative space! 
Raluca here with a brand new card showcasing a few of the super adorable an fun stamp sets from Create a Smile Stamps shop.

I really love encouraging cards and the Don't Worry stamp set it's perfect! So I wanted to use the big sentiment on a card and looked through my stamps stash to find one that would fit with the sentiment. And that one was Superpowers.

* First I die cut a panel from white cardstock using the largest stitched rectangle die and I stamped the "Don't Worry" stamp in the center using a beautiful teal ink.
* Using small stamps from different sets I stamped all over the panel using light purple and yellow ink.

* I prepared a mint card base and I mounted the panel on it using craft foam.

* On a white panel I stamped the images for my card and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.
* After the coloring was done, I fussy cut the images and mounted them on my card using foam tape.

* To complete my idea, I white embossed a second part for my sentiment on a yellow strip and I mounted it on the card.
* As a final touch I glued a few clear sequins and my card was done.

Super easy and I had so much fun playing with these cuties!

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Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

message in a bottle

Hi there...

One thing I love about cardmaking is, no matter what the weather looks like where you live, you can craft yourself to a beautiful place...

I just wanted to use this pretty bottle again. It's one of my favorite sets by Create A Smile and I was in the mood for a beach themed card.

  • stamp the bottle and the ferns on some watercolor paper with a black pigment ink, cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set it
  • color your images with watercolor markers (I used Zigs) and a water brush
  • fussy cut your colored stamps
  • paint water on a watercolor paper by using a light blue or light turquoise color
  • paint one stroke over the bottle. Be sure you know where your bottle will be in the water later, so you match the water on the bottle with your background
  • die cut your watercolor panel and adhere it to a light brown or sand card base
  • adhere the fern and the bottle on your card using foam tape
  • finish up your project by stamping  your sentiment and gluing on some clear drops

Go through your stash and pick a stamp set that makes you think of a happy place. ;-)

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Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day, 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Birthday wishes from the Gull Gang!

Hello crafty friends, it's Kerstin here!

Today I have a funny pop-up-box card for you.

My hubby is turning 46 next week and he is not very happy with this number. So my idea is to cheer him up a little bit with this funny birthday card.

  • stamp, color and fuzzy  cut the stamped images
  • create a pop-up-box card, if you like follow this tutorial by Birka
  • add some diecut waves for the inner part of the card
  • sponge the egdes to create more depth
  • at last add some enamel Stickers and details with a white gel pen

The german Sentiment says something like "don't give a shit". ;-)

The more images and details you add to this kind of card the better. And you can create your own pattern paper for the card base by stamping the tree slice image multiple times on kraft cardstock.

Glowing Seaside Stampset

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

So Many Flowers... Happy Birthday

Hey stampers, Anni here!

Today's card is full of flowers.

I learned this technique from one of Kelly Latevola's amazing videos. I tried it once before and found it easy but loved the effect. So I decided to do it a second time.

AS I already told you is the technique not too difficult. For the instructions how to achieve this look you can watch Kelly's video on this rechnique. It is called Watercolor Bleaching.

  • Instead of Copics I used coloured pencils for the shadows. I had the feeling my Copics didn't go well with the embossing and the Oxide inks.
  • Use dark colours for your card The effect is much more stronger with darker colours.

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Winners from challenge L is for ...

Hello everyone!

I am stopping today quickly to announce the winners from our last challenge ''L is for...''

The winner of a 25€ gift card to Create a smile store is  Nunzia 

And she created this beautiful card using Just like coffee stamp set

Congratulations! Please send an email to to claim your prize

Our featured artist is

Wiebke and she created this wonderful card using Glowing seaside stamp set

Congrats! You can take the badge and share it on your blog , is so well deserved!

Thank you everyone who played along with our challenge ! Don't forget that there is another challenge going on now and the theme is Friendship . Make sure to play along for a chance to win a 25€gift card to Create a smile store and to be guest designer to our next challenge !

Until next time have a great day!