Friday, December 18, 2015

Release Countdown "1" - Giveaway time + new DT member

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 four new stamp sets, and it's going to be LOVEly!

Lots of cute critters and also images and sentiments for the more elegant-crafters - I guess there's a favorite set for everyone.

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 have planned for Christmas.
2. chance: visit and like our Instagram feed to find out more. (Make sure to follow the rules!)

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

Good luck!

We also have some sad and great news to share at the same time. Design Tea member Yoonsun got some new fantastic opportunities at work, but this also means she'll have to cut some crafty time. So we're super sad to say goodbye to her at the end of this year. She's simply amazing and such a great person to work with!

Yoonsun's spot will be filled by a super sweet and talented crafter that most of you probably know. She's been our guest designer twice, she's always supporting us a lot and she's a great cheerleader for her fellow crafters.

The Sweet Angel Johns from My Whole Stampin world will be with us starting in January - YAY! Please give her a warm welcome!

Just in cased you don't know Angel and her blog so far, here are a few examples of her work:

I know Angel brings another style to our team and I know that you'll be inspired by her creations. We're so happy she's joining us!

That's it for now
Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!  


  1. We don't have any small kids in our family so Christmas is pretty low key.
    The family will get together this Saturday so the granddaughter can go spend Christmas with her husband's family (switch every year). Christmas Eve I'll probably sit in front of the tree with the house lights off and listen to Christmas music. Christmas Day I'm going out for supper with my daughter and her husband. Kind of miss the hustle and bustle but it's also kind of refreshing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    1. Love the little critters. I'll be adding them to my stamp menagerie.

  2. Today (18th) is my birthday and I'm having a high tea with friends. For Christmas I'm going retro with 70's shrimp cocktail, cheese fondue and Schwarzwalderkirsh torte, all made from scratch, so wish me luck lol...if you never hear from me again...welcome to Angel and good luck

  3. This year we celebrate christmas with my bfs family. I will also do my best to make as much time for crafting as possible.

  4. What cuties! I think I might need to add them to my collection. I don't celebrate Christmas, so I will be spending lots of quality time in my craft room making cards and quilled flowers. Sorry to see Yoonsun leaving, she will be missed. Welcome Angel, can't wait to see what's in store for us this year!

  5. On Christmas day we will have the usual gift opening and fun, and then we will be going to visit my husband's mother in the nursing home and having a Christmas dinner there. We will be bearing gifts of course!

  6. Welcome aboard Angel!! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful cards!! Christmas day we plan on opening gifts with our 7 yr old grandson then off to his father's,my son, for gifts and dinner with his family.

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  8. Adorable and fun designs! And a big welcome to Angel!
    No big plans for Christmas this year. My husband and I both lost our Moms within the last few months, so things will be pretty low key here. My daughter and her boyfriend will come and spend part of the day with us. I have some special decorations that I got from my Mom and I'll be decorating the tree with them in a special memory of her.

  9. Welcome Angel! Christmas is the usual, Presents in the AM, Early dinner at the Aunts and then big {prime rib} dinner at home :) And then food coma.. And look at all my new craft supplies santa brought

  10. Love this wonderful release! ♥

    My plans for Christmas.....we are going to my parents for the day ♥

  11. Such sweet new releases! Our Christmas plans involve time at home with the kids in the morning and heading over to my parents for lunch.

  12. Welcome Angel!
    My plans for Christmas : this year will be just my husband and our 3 boys sadly our family lives to far away,and this year we coulnt be togheter.But in the morning we will open presents and then watching some Christmas movies and eating sweets:))

  13. Don't have much planned.
    Maybe go to a movie.
    Carla from Utah

  14. :-D Love these new stamp sets!! :-D My plans for Christmas: going home after almost two years! Super excited! :-D

  15. Amazing Release like always.. Beautiful stamps set. I will visit my parents in Bosnia. Thanks for the chance to win and big hugs from Sweden!

  16. The new stamps are awesome!
    We meet at my sisters house and have a lovely dinner. It doesn't sound like someting special, but it always is 😊

  17. Fun releases! Just family, food and fun!

  18. For Christmas we don't have planned anything special... Just family, fun (& I really hope some cardmaking :D )

  19. This year we go to celebrate this Christmas with my husband's family!!
    Welcome Angel!!

  20. I love the cute love critters!!!
    We will be spending time with our whole family this year, luckily we are now in India so there will be a lot of family time.. YAY!!

  21. Spending time with family, maybe a short trip to the mountains to ski and enjoy the snow....and wait for the 3magic kings who arrived with presents on January 5!!
    I live in Barcelona

  22. I haven't planned anything this Christmas, we'll just see how it goes. My dad took a fall down the stairs to the seller on the 9th and was hospitalised for three day. The doctors say he was lucky, he only (?) has three fractures in the spine. The day after he got home he accidentally took more of the strong medicine than he should and got VERY confused. We have now removed his medicine and only give him what he should have each time. So ever since the 9th I have stayed with him after work. I started on my Christmas cards last night at 8 and hope to do some shopping for Christmas presents on Sunday. He is a lot better now and I can finally relax and I feel that we might celebrate some kind of Christmas - but I have never been this unprepared. I love Christmas! So this Christmas will go as it goes. I'm lucky to have dad still alive! And that is all I need! (It would also be nice with some new stamp sets! ;-) )

  23. Ohh I love these stamp sets! My plan for Christmas is... work and more work, I haven´t planned anything :)

  24. Too precious! I especially love the little turtle with the heart shaped shell! I plan on spending Christmas day with my first grand baby, Anderson James, of course his parents and loads of extended family members too. This will be his first Christmas and his little cousin's too and they will be spending it together. It should be a very happy and joyous day celebrating our babies and the Lord Jesus Christ's special day!

  25. wonderful cards and great new release!

    I will travel to my parents and we will celebrate christmas there with my brother and sisters and their partners and children! It will be loud and full in my parent's house, but it's always woderful. :)

  26. yahooooooooo for Angel!
    Sad to see Yoonsun go...
    Such an awesome release!
    I'm so behind for the holidays...hoping to get the last of my shopping done today and get the tree up.

  27. Take it easy, relax, drink, eat, be merry, no diet and smile :)
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  28. These are so cute! Usually we are traveling all over on Christmas Day but this year we are staying home and just playing with what Santa brings, I can't wait!

  29. Congrats to Angel! I am sure we'll anyway will see Yoonson awesome works :)
    And GREAT release, I really like to see more of elegant style...
    I am sick at the moment, so all my preparation plans ruined, and i will be catching up with presents and packaging till the very last minute - and we'll celebrate with our parents and close friends :) Have a great holiday season!

  30. So sad to see Yoonsun go. Congrats, Angel, I can't wait to see your makes! This Christmas we'll go to my hubby's town to meet our new niece! So we are very, very excited! Hugs,

  31. Hello Christine,

    a great release again, congrats! This year Christmas time should be very relaxed, only testing the new toys with my daughter in very important!


  32. Love the cute critter stamps. On Christmas Eve we attend church, Christmas day we have dinner at my sister-in-laws and finally on the day after Christmas we can all get together with my boys and their families to celebrate.

  33. Christmas with the family is at my home this year so I'm busy cleaning and prepping!
    Congrats to Angel!! A fabulous addition!!