Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Reindeer Shaker

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this sweet little shaker card using stamps from the Gerda Steiner Designs Peeking Friends stamp set:

  • cut out a stitched panel from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock using one of the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangles 
  • cut out a Christmas Tree from that panel with the help of one of the dies from the Sizzix Festive Fancies set
  • glue a piece of acetate behind the oping and surround it with a double layer of double-sided foam tape
  • fill the shaker element with clear and green seed beads and close it with a piece of patterned paper from the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6x6 paper pad
  • cut out another wonky stitched panel from patterned paper from that same paper pad and adhere all the layers to a Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardbase
  • stamp the cute little reindeer from the Gerda Steiner Designs Peeking Friends set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • color the image with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer pencils and add Stickles Glitter Glue Christmas Red to its nose
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set onto a strip of patterned paper with Versafine Onyx Black and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder for extra dimension
  • layer a thin strip of red glitter paper underneath the sentiment strip to match the nose of the reindeer

Here is an additional picture o the card:



Have a christmasy day.

Yours,



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Be My Valentine...

 Hello Everyone,

Its Hazel from Didos Designs here today to share with you a couple of cards I have made using the Penguin Valentines Acrylic Stamp Set.   These stamps are so versatile and you dont just have to use them for Valentines Day creations. 

The set has 4 stamps and 4 sentiments, all perfect to show you care. 

I wanted to make something super cute with lots of pretty papers for the top card. 
My second card is made using die cuts so that Mr Penguin is out in the snow off delivering this cute balloon to his love. 

I hope that these cards have given you some inspiration. Before I go have you been over to the store this month?? Gerda and Macy have a lovely Advent Calendar with a gift for us lucky crafters every day!!! 

Thanks for dropping by today and Thank You to Gerda and Macy for having me Guest Design for them once again. Its been a pleasure xx

Love Hazel x

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there,

Gerda Steiner Designs is joining the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the design team came up with some wonderful creations to inspire you.

  • stamp the adorable little reindeer from the Gerda Steiner Designs Holiday Friends set and three coffee cups from the Gerda Steiner Designs You're Koalafied set with Memento Tuxedo Black - use the Masking Technique
  • color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out a stitched panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock and create a plaid background using the My Favorite Things Plaid Background Builder, Altenew Crisp Ink (Frayed Leaf, Buttercream), the Darkroom Door Stitched Borders, Versamark and WOW! Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • create a custom-sentiment with stamps from the Gerda Steiner Designs Holiday Friends and Gerda Steiner Designs You're Koalafied set, Versamark and WOW! Bright White Super Fine and WOW! Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • mount the panel onto a piece of dark green cardstock before adhering it to a cardbase



I made a card with the stamp set Smells like Christmas from Gerda Steiner Designs
I have colored the images with my Polychromos pencils and for the background I have used Derwent aquatone pencils
I used a white gel pen to draw dots on the cup. I have fussy cut the images.
From green, red and white cardstock I have die-cut a couple of circles with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 41, 49 and 53 from Crealies
The sentiments are from the stamp set Beary Happy Holidays from Lawn fawn. I stamped those on white cardstock and after I cut them I adhered them on green cardstock. 
The cardshape is called a cornercard. I saw the instructions on YouTube. It was really fun and easy to make, but it is not the easiest card to take a decent picture of.
With a white gel pen I added faux stitching on the red panels. The snowflakes are from the stampset Beary Happy Holidays from Lawn fawn. I stamped them with Versamark ink and then I embossed them with white embossing powder. 
You can fold the card flat and send it in a normal envelope.



When I was thinking about the coffee-lovers theme, I looked at my stamps and found this mug from the Gerda Steiner Designs Smell like Christmas stamp set. I thought it would be just perfect, if one were in a very cold surrounding and would be offered a steaming hot beverage. This is how I came to pair the cup with the cute penguin from last year's December/January Digital Stamp Bundle ;o) I created the background scene free hand following a video tutorial by Sandy Allnock and stamped the sentiment right on the horizon line.



The first card was colored using Copic markers, the sentiment was created on my computer. I fussy cut the dinosaur and popped him onto foam tape for dimension.


The second card was also colored with Copic markers. I added the spots on his scarf with a white gel pen and finally I used glossy accents to raise the heart on his coffee cup... what a cutie!


Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Penguin Shadow Box.

 Hello Everyone,

Its Hazel (Didos) from Didos Designs here today with a creation I have made using the super cute Valentine Penguin Set. 
I thought that a wee shadow box would show off these adorable penguins.  There are 4 stamps and 4 sentiments in the set. I have used part of a sentiment from the set on the balloon. 

You dont have to use these just for Valentines Day. They would work for all occasions where your recipient loves Penguins. We love them all year here!!! 

Have you Visited the Store. This month Gerda and Macy have a Fabby Daily Advent Calendar to open a door on!!! Join in with the fun now!!!

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love Hazel x

Recipe
Shadow Box made using a internet tutorial.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Various Die Cut Snowflakes.
Sentiment Computer Generated. Font Keep Truckin.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stamped and Watercolored Background

Hello!  It's Lisa back today from Lisa's Creative Niche, and today's card features a fun stamped background created with the Reindeer and a Tree Stamp Set...


To create my card I started by stamping the tree in the center of my Bristol Cardstock and then stamped all of the decorations around it with a Versafine Ink.  I then used a mix of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Makers to color the images in, as well as a brush with water to pull the colors out.  Remember when working with watercolors to only work on one area at a time, so that your colors won't blend together.  Once the panel was dry I stamped and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, and adhered it with foam adhesive.


I also went back and added a touch of shine to my tree with a Clear Spectrum Noir Pen, because who doesn't love shine during the holidays?!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Larissa - Smells like christmas



Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and I made a christmas card with a cute mouse.



Today I made a christmas card with the stampset Smells like christmas from Gerda Steiner designs. I have stamped the mouse with the cookies and then I coloured it with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have coloured the hat with the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen and then I have fussy cut the image. From white cardstock I have die-cut a rectangle with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 36 from Crealies and I adhered it on green cardstock.I used the same dies to cut a rectangle from red striped design paper from the Christmas cardboard patterns paperpack from Action (Dutch store) and I adhered that also on green cardstock. I adhered both rectangles on a white card and then I placed the image on the card with foamtape. I stamped the sentiments on white cardstock and after I cut them I adhered those also on green cardstock. I adhered the sentiment with foamtape on the card.


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STAMP: Smells like christmas from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White and green cs, Christmas cardboard patterns paperpad from Action
INK: Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 36 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Naughty or Nice? - Simon Says Stamp

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and a while back I had the huge honor to publish this cute little Christmas Card for Gerda Steiner Designs on the Simon Says Stamp Blog:
Gerda came out with some fabulous new Christmas Stamp Sets this year. There really is something for everyone: Christmas Puppies, a cute Reindeer, more Reindeer, a sweet Snowman, baking Mice and Christmas Kitties.
Of course, I had to use one of the fun little cats, for I have four wonderful cats myself.




  • stamp the cute little cat and the bauble from the Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitties set with Versafine Onyx Black and color the image with Derwent Inktense pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the twig from that same stamp set with Versafine Olympia Green 
  • add highlights with a white gel pen and some sparkle with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink Broken China through the Tim Holtz Stripes Layering Stencil to create a background
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • adhere the stitched focal panel to another stitched panel cut from patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum 6x6 paper pad before adhering all the layers to a white cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Reindeer Fun!

Hello!  This is Lisa Lahiff from Lisa's Creative Niche, and I'm so happy to be back as a Guest Designer.  It's been a while, but I couldn't wait to get crafty with some of the newer Gerda Steiner goodies, and in particular the Reindeer and a Tree Stamp Set...


I just love the reindeer faces!!!  So fun and each one different!  I also loved the idea of Santa reaching to put the star onto of the tree.  To create this card I started by stamping, coloring, and cutting out the reindeer and Santa.  Next, I worked on the background by stamping the tree and coloring it all in.  Finally, I adhered the reindeer, Santa, and the Christmas ornaments before going back to add snowflakes with a White Gel Pen.


Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my post.  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love!

And as always, Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It is beginning to look a lot like christmas - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and I made a new christmas card.


I made a card with the stampset Reindeer and a tree from Gerda Steiner designs. With masking paper and a lot of planning I stamped this little scene.Then I coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I coloured the nose of one of the reindeers red and then I coloured it with the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen. All the other noses are coloured with the black glaze pen and then I applied glossy accents on all the noses. On a piece of white cardstock I stamped a sentiment from the stampset Santa's wonderland from Neat and tangled. With a black pen I doodled some lines on the white cardstock. I used Soap powder ink from Jenni Bowlin to make a background for the image. I used the same ink and a little snowstamp from the set Santa's wonderland from Neat and tangled to stamp little dots on the background. On a white card I adhered pink plaid design paper from the Country fair plaid paper pack from My favorite things and then I adhered the white panel with foamtape on the card.


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STAMP: Reindeer and a tree from Gerda Steiner designs, Santa's wonderland from Neat and tangled
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils 
PAPER: White cs, Country fair plaid paper pack from My favorite things
INK: Versafine onyx black, Soap powder from Jenni Bowlin
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, Glossy accents, white gelpen, Crystal stickles

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I just couldn't wait to color the adorable little mouse from the new Gerda Steiner Designs Smell like Christmas set:

  • stamp the adorable little mouse from the Gerda Steiner Designs Smell like Christmas set with Versafine Onyx Black onto a stitched panel of watercolor paper and color the image with Derwent Inktense pencils
  • stamp the first part of the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black and the second part with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • cut the panel apart with one of the Avery Elle Dotted Borders dies
  • adhere a strip of pink patterned paper behind the panel and mount everything onto a Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardbase


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Monday, November 20, 2017

Cute Bear and Pie

Hi! This cute pie bears are so charming that I could not resist to color them again.



This time I used my Copic Markers for coloring the bear and a little bit clear gloss to highlight nose and eyes. For the background I used Ranger Distress Inks and a stencil, cutted with stiched dies. And as final touch I added a fillet and some sequins. Very simple. Very quick. But also very cute.

Hope to see you soon!

Edith / https://ediths-kreativer-output.blogspot.co.at

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Kitties - Card with Surprise - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hi all! I'm back on the blog today to share this fun, simple card using Christmas Kitties. When I saw this set, I really loved it and the idea for this card popped into my head. I normally make a lot of interactive cards and usually shy away from decorating in the inside of a card.


When the recipient receives the card, it seems pretty simple. I used green patterned paper for the outside of the card, and added the sentiment and a strip of glitter paper on the edge. It appears that the grey kitty is trying to reach a Christmas ornament. For the ornament, I die cut a circle, which the circle peeks into. 

Once you actually open up the card, you'll find a fun surprise: a kitty hanging from the tree. He looks like he's hanging on for dear life. So mischievous! 


I was really happy with how this turned out. Such a simple card, but with a surprise for anyone who receives it. 




Hope you all enjoy this card. Until next time!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Fun Reindeer Card!

Hi everyone, 

I am Sabrina and today I want to show you how I used the fantastic "Reindeer and a Tree" stamps. 




I colored the small reindeer and the Santa Claus with the tombows, for the writing I used the black embossing powder ... is not the reindeer jumping on the writing?!? with these cute timbres I have entered the LOL Christmas mood! for more details I look forward to on my blog www.chiccaeilittlemice.blogspot.it




Kiss Sabrina

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stamp of the month for november - Balancing holiday mouse



Goodmorning, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a card for the monthly challenge from Gerda Steiner designs. If you participate in this challenge you have to but the image if you are participating for the first time. If you then enter the challenge with a card, you autuomatically get the image for next month for free!



For the november challenge you have to make a card with the image Balancing holiday mouse from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen and then I have fussy cut the image. I decided to make a shakercard with this cute mouse. With the Crea-nest-lies XXL 51, 53 and 55 from Crealies I made a rectangle panel with an oval opening in it. With the oval dies I also made an oval frame that I adhered around the oval opening. For the background of my shakercard I used black and white dotted design paper from the Do what you love - Pretty paper bloc from Marianne design. I filled the shaker with Sparkling clear 3mm and Marshmallow 4mm sequins from Pretty pink posh and star sequins from an unknown brand. I adhered the shaker part on a white card. On a piece of red cardstock I stamped a sentiment from the stampset Tiny type from Clearly besotted stamps with versamark ink and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. With black ink I stamped a little star from the stampset Perfectly penned from Concord & 9th a couple of times on the card.


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STAMP: Balancing holiday mouse from Gerda Steiner designs, Tiny type from Clearly besotted stamps, Perfectly penned from Concord & 9th
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White and red cs, Do what you love - Pretty paper bloc from Marianne design
INK: Versamark, Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 51, 53 and 55 from Crealies 
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, white embossingpowder, Sparkling clear 3mm and Marshmallow 4 mm sequins from Pretty pink posh, star sequins

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Tree Decoration | Gerda Steiner Guest Design

Hi there,

it's Erika here and I created this xmas tree decoration using the lovely Christmas Kitties stamp set!

I decided that this Christmas my tree will be decorated with a lot of custom decorations so I have made this one with Gerda Steiner Stamp and Tomboy dual brush!

In the video below you will find the process to create yours!




Here is a photo:



Enjoy!

Erika Scrappika
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Have a howly-jolly Christmas

Hi there,

it's Tanja here for you on a Wednesday but this is a special occasion for Gerda Steiner Designs is joining the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Blog Hop.






  • cut out a CUTplorations Tag #1 from Perfect Colouring Paper and stamp one of the cute puppies from the Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Puppies set with Memento Tuxedo Black
  • add the gift-wrapped bone from the same set and the thought bubble elements from the Mama Elephant Just hatched set and the Lawn Fawn A little Birdie told me set and stamp those with that same black ink
  • color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut the bottom and the top part of the tag again but this time from patterned paper from the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6x6 paper pad
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Puppies set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • thread teal and natural twine through the hole of the tag
About the blog hop: 
Welcome to the 25 days of Christmas Tags Instagram Hop! Today’s event has some awesome prizes that are exclusive to this hop. To be eligible to win one of these prizes follow these guidelines...
1. You must LIKE and become a FOLLOWER at every stop along the hop including the FIRST stop @traceymcneely—there are 12 stops in total.
2. Comment along the way on how you are inspired by the tag.
3. Spread the word about this Hop, there are lots of prizes.
4. Have fun getting in the Christmas spirit!
You have until November 25th 11:59 pm EST to complete the hop in order to be eligible for a prize.
The next stop on the Hop is: @laurie_willison (Laurie Willison)

Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Yours,


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Happy Fall Kite

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this little fall scene using the adorable squirrel from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Fall set:

  • stamp the squirrel and some leaves from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Fall set with Versafine Vintage Sepia and color the images with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Zest-it
  • cut out a kite from patterned paper from the Maja Design Walking in the Forest 6x6 paper pad and add extra shading with some colored pencils as well
  • cut out a stitched panel from Neenah Desert Strom kraft cardstock and create a scene with the help of green and blue cardstock and dies from the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts, the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders and the My Favorite Things Trees in the Forest die sets
  • cut two little green banners using a die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 set and stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Fall set with Versafine Vintage Sepia - I used my MISTI to get a good impression on the textured cardstock
  • add some natural twine and a little bow to the kite as final embellishment


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,




Thursday, November 9, 2017

Reindeer and a Tree Fun!

Hi there, 

it's Erika [from http://www.scrappika.com/] here again!

Here is a fun Christmas Tree with Santa decorating!




These are the main supplies used:
* Gerda Steiner Designs "Reindeer and a Tree" stamp set
* Concord and 9th "Trim the tree" die
* Tombow dual brush
* Bazzil Foil Red
* Paper Cratepaper "Do the"
* Puffy Velvet pen
* Archival ink Pad black
* Distress vintage photo

Thanks for stopping by!







Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I didn't eat it (yet) - Larissa

Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a birthday card that I made for a colleague.


I have used the digital stamp I didn't eat it (yet)! from Gerda Steiner designs on my card. Before I printed the image, I first mirrored it. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have fussy cut the image. I coloured the pie and the horns from the monster with the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen. On a white card I adhered a strip orange star design paper from the Beachside petite paper pack from Lawn fawn (retired) and then I adhered the image with foamtape on the card. I stamped the sentiment (hurray) from the stampset 't is je verjaardag from Els Brigé design with Blueprint sketch distress ink and then I die-cut the word with the 't is je verjaardag matching dies from Els Brigé design. Then I stamped a sentiment from the stampset Joepie! Geniet from Marianne design on a strip of white cardstock with versafine onyx black ink and then I embossed it with clear embossingpowder. I adhered the sentiment under the word hurray. I stamped a star from the stampset Whimsical winter from Mama elephant with Blueprint sketch distress ink on the card. Then I used blue fineliner to draw some lines on my card. 





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STAMP:I didn't eat it (yet)! from Gerda Steiner designs, 't is je verjaardag from Els Brigé design, Whimsical winter from Mama elephant, Joepie! Geniet from Marianne design
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White cs, Beachside petite paper pack from Lawn fawn (retired)
INK: Versafine onyx black, Blueprint sketch distress ink
DIES: 't is je verjaardag matching dies from Els Brigé design
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, blue fineliner