Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Winners from December sketch

  Hello everyone !

Thank you for playing along with our latest sketch challenge. We loved seeing all your beautiful creations . Let's see who are our two winners

Drumrolls, please!

Valerie is our winner with this adorable card using No presents stamp set

Congrats  please send an email to to claim your prize ! Is so well deserved !

Ildi  is our featured artist with this stunning card using Delicate Decorations stamp set  , Cool buddies stamp set

Congrats !! You can take the badge and display it on your blog is so well deserved! (Also send an email to if you'd like to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge :) )

Thank you everyone for playing along with our sketch challenge ! Make sure to check the current challenge and we hope you play along . 

Happy Holidays and have a great start in the new year !


We dare you to create a smile : December Mood board

 Hello everyone

Can't believe that Christmas is approaching with such big steps , one more day till Christmas eve and while this year was a hard one , we hope that you use this time to surrender yourself with joy and cherish every moment .

For our challenge today we have a gorgeous mood board to inspire you to finish your Christmas projects , and why not to take a break from all holidays madness :) 

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 created such fabulous cards to inspire you to play along , so let's check them out 

Lena made this gorgeous card using Durcheinander stamp set , Oh, Tannenbaum stamp set , ( Oh, du fröhliche stamp set from Adventkalendar)

Anke made this adorable card using Cardinal stamp set,  Cones stamp set both from Adventkalendar

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 Be jolly stamp set  , Unpack me stamp set Small Christmas Sentiments stamp set Cool cuts Christmas Tree  , Cool cuts Kathi Snowflake  , Cool cuts Useful Banners

Anja made this beautiful card using  Cool cuts Scalloped RectanglesCool cuts Double Stitched Rectangles  , Santa stamp set from Adventkalendar , Kleine Weihnachtsgrüße stamp setStencil Pretty Presents

Debby made this gorgeous card using Mouse au chocolat stamp set

Ella made this fantastic card using  Made of snow stamp set

Fabiola made this elegant, christmassy card using our Festive foliage stamp set.

Linda made this wonderful card using A friendly turn stamp set  

Martina made this adorable card using  More than naps stamp setCool cuts Christmas Tree

Melissa made this beautiful card using Delicate Decorations stamp set

 Please make sure to check the challenge rules below before you enter you card!

Thank you for stopping by today ! Until next time happy Holidays !

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Christmas Tri-fold Slimline Card

 Hello my Crafty Friends! Candice here and I hope you are enjoying your holidays this year and I have one more Christmas card for you today!

I wanted to see how a slimline would work for a tri-fold card and I am loving how it turned out, what do you think?!

I began my slimline tri-fold base by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 9x9 and scoring at the 3" and 7" to make the final size 4x9.

I then trimmed two pieces of gold shimmer cardstock 2x9 and adhered to the two flaps.

Next, I took the four smallest Stitched Square Frame dies and taped them together.  I then ran it through multiple times from a variety of green and red cardstocks.

I trimmed three white squares to glue the pieces on and adhered in an alternating pattern.

I glued these onto the front, starting with the center to line them up, and trimmed the edges off.

To finish, I die cut multiples of the Christmas sentiment making the top one from gold foil cardstock.  I topped it off with a couple of the little trees from the new Winter Landscape dies.

Whenever you have a new idea always try it!  You never know how it is going to turn out until you do!


Next time you create try doing a card with just dies, it is a fun challenge to see what you end up with!

Thank you for visiting with me today and happy holidays to you!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Merry Christmas

Hello crafty friends, it's Kerstin here!

Today I have very special christmas card for you. It's a more elegant one. I hope you like it.




I love to use different techniques. This time I used my quill foil pen for transferring the stamped image.



  • stamp the image on gold foil
  • place the foil on your panel and hold it in place with some washitape
  • trace the stamped image with the quill foil pen
  • remove the foil and heat emboss the sentiment
  • ad some splatters onto your panel






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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Friday, December 11, 2020

Christmas Ornaments (VIDEO)

Hi everybody :-)

My todays video is about these little christmas ornamets... filled with stamps from create a smile :-) 

These ornaments are not onlx good for the christmas tree, but also great as gift tags. Also you an add the name of the recipient on one side.

Here is the video (german only, soooooorry)

Did you know: the international shipping  is less than $5??