Sunday, October 13, 2019

Pugs & Kisses

Hi, Margreet here with a DT card for Gerda Steiner Designs.
I created a birthday card with the sweet digital stamp Pug Digital Stamp.
I started with embossing the blue cardstock with the Swiss dots embossing folder and attached it with foam tape on a white cardbase.
Then I made a striped fishtail and glued it on the blue cardstock. 
Then I printed and colored the image, and die cut it with the Notebook Paper die from Die-namics (My Favorite Things). The cute image goes with and without the sentiment.
I put some washitape under the pug to ground him.
All edges are touched with distress ink vintage photo.
Enjoy your Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Friday, October 11, 2019

Hello Pumpkin!

Happy Friday everyone! It's Cathy here sharing a simple card today using the cute new Pumpkin Bear stamps!

Teal is my favorite color, so how happy was I when  I turned to Pinterest for a little color scheme inspiration and found a fabulous photo of Fairytale and Jarrahdale pumpkins! I didn't know teal pumpkins actually exist in nature!

Super simple design on this card which I started by die-cutting the white background panel and inking a stencil with Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber distress inks. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from the set.

I then die-cut a strip of patterned paper using the same die and adhered it to the panel. I wrapped a piece of twine around the panel, tied a little bow and matted the panel on a teal cardstock.

I stamped the bear image and masked it before stamping the pumpkins. I colored them all with Copics and fussy cut them out. Since it's nearly impossible to fussy cut the fringe on the scarf, I cut the fringe off and glued some black embroidery floss to the back of the scarf and trimmed it down.

To add a little dimension, I used foam adhesive to glue the bear and pumpkins to the card front.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend and I'll see you again soon!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Mummy Kitten and Jack-o-Lantern Card with video by Karla

Hello friends! It's Karla back today with a sweet and not too spooky card and video for you using the awesome Halloween Kids Digital Stamp Set, which includes many images that are great for scene building. For this card I'm choosing to use the fence, jack-o-lantern and kitten. (PS You can also find this kitten separately as the Mummy Kitten digital stamp!)

I coloured up all the images with Copic Markers and some other alcohol based markers from my stash. I added some stitching with some embroidery floss, sewing in the holes created with a Sizzix oval dotted die. A few sequins add a little bling - because what would Halloween be without bling 😉

Inside, I added the Happy Halloween sentiment that is included in the Halloween Kids digital stamp set and another pumpkin.

Here's a look at the video where I'm putting this cute card together for my 13 Days Of Halloween Series -

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop where you'll find lots of cute creatures to colour up, and have a fantastic weekend ahead!!


Tangled Christmas with Jessica

Hi everyone! It's Jessica here and I'm back with another adorable holiday card! 

I started by creating the card front and die cut an A2 sized stitched rectangle using pattern paper. To set the background scene I added a silver stitched star and “Merry Christmas” word dies. 

Next, I stamped and coloured the images from Tangled Penguin using Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers. To finish off the card I added 3D foam tape for dimension and Diamond Stickles to the Christmas lights. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving with the Pumpkin Bear

Hello and Happy Wednesday to You!  Tina here from Cards & Coffee Time with another fun project using the oh so adorable Pumpkin Bear Stamp Set .  Okay….today as I grabbed my copic markers I originally was going to color the sweet bear scarf  blue and the pumpkins traditionally orange.  Maybe it was lack of coffee but I thought it would be fun to do a flop-a-rooie and switch the colors.  Blue pumpkins??  Yes and I just love the way it turned out!!  What do you think?? Something a bit different:)  I am always trying to think outside the box, sometimes it goes great and sometimes it doesn't, but I like to give it a go anyway:)  I hope you like it!

You can watch how I created this card down below, just Click on the Pumpkin Bear Tutorial:)   Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week!  Crafty Hugs, Tina

Gerda Steiner Designs - Pumpkin Bear / Cardmaking Tutorial

Cat with balloons - Larissa

Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a card on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs. And since it is my birthday today, I decided to make a birthday card.

I have made a card with the digital stamp Cat with balloons from Gerda Steiner designs. I wanted to place the cat on a pile of presents so I did draw those myself. I have coloured the images with my Polychromos pencils, the black glaze pen and the white gelpen. I have fussy cut the images. Today I made a mini card. The front of the card measures 13,5 bij 7 cm. On the card I made a background for the image with Tumbled glass and Mowed lawn Distress ink. I have die-cut a souple of clouds from white cardstock with the Mini clouds 98689 from Memory box and I glued those on the card. I have drawn a frame on the card with a black fineliner. After I glued the image with foamtape on the card, I have stamped a sentiment from the set Bulletjournal - Tekst diversen from Craft emotions on the card.

Inside the card I have stamped another sentiment from the stampset Bulletjournal - Tekst diversen from Craft emotions.

STAMP: Cat with balloons from Gerda Steiner designs, Bulletjournal - Tekst diversen from Craft emotions
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Distress inks
PAPER: White cs
INK: Versafine clair nocturne, Tumbled glass and Mowed lawn Distress ink
DIES: Mini clouds 98689 from Memory box
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, black fineliner

I am a participant in the Gerda Steiner designs Affiliate Programme. This means that if you click on one of my links and subsequently make a purchase, I will receive a small commission of store credit, at no extra cost to you.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Trick or Treat Ghosts

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this double slider card using the Gerda Steiner Designs A Boo for you stamp set:

  • create a double slider mechanism using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX, watercolor paper, one of the Kesi'Art Encoches and a piece of plastic
  • add color with Distress Oxide Ink Wilted Violet and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • mist the panels with Pearlized Water for extra texture and shimmer
  • color the adorable little ghosts from the Gerda Steiner Designs A Boo for you set with Derwent Graphitint pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • decorate the bottom panel with candy from the Gerda Steiner Designs Where is the Candy? set using Versamark and WOW! Black Twinkle embossing glitter
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Delicata Black Shimmer onto the top panel
  • add some stars from the Gerda Steiner Designs Alien Invasion set with that same black ink 
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black are the final embellishment on the front and top panel
  • punch a star-shaped hole into the bottom panel and thread a piece of natural twine through it
  • cover a cardbase with patterned paper from the Graphic 45 An eerie Tale 6x6 paper pad before adhering the slider panel

I hope you got inspired.


Friday, October 4, 2019


Hi crafty friends,  Noga here and I am so happy to share with you another project for Gerda Steiner Designs today.

My card featuring the adorable Moose Love 4x6 Clear Stamp Set and Moose Love Die Set.

To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock. The background was created by blended cracked pistachio distress oxide ink.
I spired some water onto it and soaked it up with paper towel.

Next I colored the adorable image using copic markers. I added a birthday hat from On the Table 4x6 Clear Stamp Set and glued all the images to my panel.

Next I stamped a greeting from this stamp set using white embossing powder, I want that the sentence will be like a part from the sea background.

To finish off, I added a white scallop frame and some clear sequins for decoration.

I hope you enjoy the card I created and feel inspired to create!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A Penguin Trio

Happy Thursday everyone!  I’m Allison Cope and today I’m going to share a fun holiday card featuring some adorable digital images!

For my card, I wanted to keep my front panel very simple and feature the cute penguins from the “Holiday with gift and Penguins Collection” and also the penguin with the hat over his face from the “December/January 2016/2017 Digital Stamp Bundle”.  Both of these stamp bundles feature multiple digital images perfect for your Christmas cards.

I’m going to be using some Ranger Distress Oxide inks and my Copic Markers on my card today.
Come and join me in my crafty space for just a few moments to see the entire process of my card.  Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join me…

Here’s another quick look at the final card.  Isn’t my little row of tuxedo cuties adorable?

Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to hear what you think below or leave a comment below my video.

Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving NEXT weekend to my fellow Canadian creators!

~ Ally ~

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Too cute to spook! - Larissa

Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a new project on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs and this time I made a card for my Memory dex. It has been a while since I made a card for it and I really should do it more often. It is real fun to create something on a tiny card.

I have made a halloween card for the month of october and I have used the clear stamp set Peekin' pumpkin kitty from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the image with my Distress inks. I use those inks often for my backgrounds, but they are also very fun to use to colour image itself . I should do that also more. ;) After I coloured the image, I have fussy cut it.
With the Stencils SL120 from Studio light I have die-cut the base for my memory dex card from orange cardstock and I used the same dies to cut the layer from patterned paper from the Essential black & white paper pack from Altenew. On a strip of white cardstock I have stamped a sentiment from the set Too cute to spook from Reverse confetti and then I doodled some lines on it with a black fineliner. I glued the strip on the card and then I glued the image with foamtape on the card. I have die-cut a couple of stars from orange cardstock with the Confetti creative cuts from Mama elephant and glued those around the image.

STAMP: Peekin' pumpkin kitty from Gerda Steiner designs, Too cute to spook from Reverse confetti
COLORING MEDIUM: Distress inks
PAPER: Orange and white cs, Essential black & white paper pack from Altenew
INK: Versafine clair nocturne
DIES: Stencil SL 120 from Studio light, Confetti creative cuts from Mama elephant
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, black fineliner

I am a participant in the Gerda Steiner designs Affiliate Programme. This means that if you click on one of my links and subsequently make a purchase, I will receive a small commission of store credit, at no extra cost to you.

Monday, September 30, 2019

A Thanksgiving Hedgey

Happy Monday everyone!  I’m Allison Cope and I’m here today to share another fun digital stamps creations with you!

I’m Canadian and we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. Our Thanksgiving is in exactly two weeks so I needed to ensure that I had finished up all of my cards by this week to send out to all of my family and friends in the mail this week.

For my card today, I first created some back ground patterned paper using the leaves from above the cat’s head in the digital stamp set, “Happy Fall Cat”.

Then I added a sentiment to the adorable “Cold Hedgehog” digital image.  I colored in all of my leaves and my little hedgehog image using Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you too give some of our adorable digital stamps a try!  For more digital stamps, check out the shop HERE.

Happy creating everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Juggling Tiger

Hi Everyone, Melissa here.

For today's inspiration I have used the 'Juggling Tiger' Digital Stamp.
  • Base card:  14x10cm Copic X-Press It Blending Card.
  • Print image onto base card.  Colour with copic markers. Apply Nuvo Shimmer Pen and Glossy accents to the juggling balls.  Set aside. Allow to dry.
  • Colour background using Distress Oxide (I used Salty Ocean & Blueprint Sketch).
  • Using die, cut grass from white card.  Colour with ink (I used Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey). Adhere to base card.
  • Using die, cut clouds from white card.  Apply Nuvo Shimmer pen to solid 'cloud'.  Adhere to base card.  Apply glossy accents. Allow to dry.
  • Apply glossy accents to the nose of the tiger.

I hope you have a great day

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Carolling Kittens with Jessica

Hi everyone! It’s Jessica Mcafee, I'm so excited to be back! Today's card features Carol Kitten and Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers. You can check out the full video tutorial here.

Let’s dive right in. I started by stamping the main images using the Misti and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. We adopted two kittens last year and of course, that means I need ALL the cat stamps. Two of these cuties are modelled after ours, I find the Brown Grey Blend is a perfect match. 

I tend to gravitate to non-traditional Christmas colours and I decided on the Blue Turquoise blend for the matching winter scarves. I wanted an aged look for the music sheets and used the lightest tone from the Tan Blend and smoothed out any harsh lines with my Blender pen. 

I love the knit sweater effect and pulled out a cozy background stamp from my collection. 
For added detail, I pulled out an edge die from my stash and ran it through my die cutting machine.  

To finish off the card I added coordinating sequins, 3D Foam tape for dimension and a "Happy Holiday" die-cut sentiment. Thank you so much for stopping in!


Friday, September 27, 2019


Happy Friday everyone! It's Cathy here sharing some funny spookiness today using the adorable new Ghosts stamps!

These are hands down my favorite ghost stamps out there! They are just too cute and what's even better about this stamp set? They come with birthday sentiments that are perfect with their expressions. Love that can you use these for October birthdays along with Halloween.

I couldn't wait to create a funny little scene with them. I've cut a panel for the background from watercolor cardstock and masked the moon with a die-cut circle before inking the night sky with Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Black Soot Distress inks. I spritzed a little Perfect Pearls mixed with water to add a few stars and sparkle.

I added craters to the moon with a paintbrush and watered down Hickory Smoke Distress ink and used a bat stencil with black modeling paste for some texture and dimension.

I die-cut a Tim Holtz Gothic Gate and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it a metallic shine. I've also die-cut the "BOO" sentiment with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die and colored it with Copics to match the witch hats on those mischievous little ghosts.

They really look like they've scared their friend! Look how pale he is!

I Copic colored all of the images and fussy cut them out, but there are also coordinating dies to this stamp set available in the shop. The pumpkins are from the brand new Pumpkin Bear stamps. I love how easy it is to mix and match Gerda Steiner stamps!

Hope you all have a fabulous crafty weekend and see you again soon!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

In a tangle....!!

Hey everyone....

Ashlee here with you today and I have a fun little christmas card to share with you using one of the new release stamps "Tangled penguin"!!

He is just the cutest little penguin all tangled up in his Christmas lights....

To create this card I first used a stencil from Heffy doodle "Barber shop" and inked it using distress oxide inks in Twisted citron and Mowed lawn....

I then die cut some strips from green cardstock and added them to the card base with some foam tape, I love dimension on my cards! 

I then die cut a snowglobe from La-La Land crafts (not sure if this die is available anymore) just out of white cardstock and added that to the card base with some foam tape...

I coloured up all the cute images in the Tangled penguin set with my Copics and layered them onto the snowglobe!!

Finished the card off with a speech bubble saying "Jolly season" that I got from the sentiment sets in the tangled penguin set, I just stamped some of the words not the whole sentiment sentences...  and of course a touch of sequins too!!

Hope you like this card and feel inspired to get started on your Christmas cards too,
Hugs Ashlee.