09 January 2019

Create a Smile Stamps January Challenge: Kraft

Hello Everyone,

Happy New Year! 

I am starting mine with some great news - for the next 6 months, I will be on the Create a Smile Challenge blog Design Team, woohoo! If you are not familiar with Create a Smile Stamps, you should definitely check them out! They are a German company (which means cheap shipping for us in Europe, as well as worldwide!), and they have some fantastic & great quality products. They have stamps, dies, stencils and some additional embellishments, too - most of these are available both in a German and an English version. They're super cute, versatile, and they have lots of really unique designs, which I love. 

I have been using their products for a long while now, I am a big fan, and so am really delighted to be part of their team!

The challenges run bi-weekly, which in my opinion is a great amount of time to get crafty and participate. 

This time, the theme is KRAFT

I love the look of white on kraft (be that pencils, white paint, texture paste, heat embossing, etc), hence the background I created (and by the way, isn't that Mandala stamp to die for?!).  I also wanted to try my skills in colouring with coloured pencils, and since I love how they look on kraft, it was the perfect opportunity for me. And, seeing that this is my first creation for the challenge blog as a DT member, I of course had to use my favourite stamp set, which is Bear Mail

The card design might look familiar to you - that's because I made two quite similar cards in the past - one in a more summery theme, and one in a winter theme. I plan to make a small series out of these, just to see how different they can look with just changing the colour schemes, textures, etc, hence - stay tuned for a spring and autumn edition! :o)

And here's my card, I hope you like it:

I am really happy with how it turned out, and for a newbie to colouring with coloured pencils, I think my colouring came out quite nicely, too!

Will you participate? I can't wait to see what you make! If you share your creations on Instagram, feel free to tag me (@handmadebymirella), so that I can see it the moment you share it! 

Have a great day,

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

This particular kraft paper is from my local stationery store, and it's unbranded

CraftStash (for my European readers):

Polychromos at Craftstash
Big Shot at Craftstash
Tonic Trimmer at CraftStash   

Simon Says Stamp:

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  1. Oh this is so super sweet!! Love it on the kraft! Quite awesome! And thanks so much for stopping by my place too!

  2. Soooo cute!! I absolutely love this, Mirella! And I love your name :) One of my best friends growing up had the same! Big thank you for your visit and sweet note over on my blog for the Pinkfresh release! Sending many crafty hugs! xo


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