Friday, 11 July 2014

Create a Smile Blog Hop (and a winner)

Hello and welcome to the Create a Smile blog hop.
If you have not come from Linda Trace's blog, then I recommend you head to the start of the hop HERE.
Create a Smile is a brand new stamp company that is opening its doors TODAY. And they are releasing two adorable sets.
Here's what they have to say:
Create a Smile is a new stamp company in town, located in Germany! 
When Christine Drogt started illustrating and sharing images with friends, it soon became crystal-clear that those images would make awesome clear stamps.  Because Christine has always loved to make people smile (it can be as easy as smiling at strangers!) the name was found quickly (thanks to her friend Alison!) and the vision became reality.
Create A Smile stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!
We’re thrilled you are joining us as we begin this great adventure! We truly love the fantastic paper-crafting community (YOU!) and are so excited to be bringing something new to you all!

Create a Smile sent me the digital versions of the stamps to play with, and I created three cards to share with you today.
First, a couple of cards using the sweeter than sweet Friends in the Wood set. These animals are just my cup of tea. Love them all. So first I made a card using three of them side by side. :)
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I created my sentiment digitally, using THIS cute free font. (Have you seen my Fonts Pinterest board?? Lots more fonts there). I added Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella to all the animals for a bit of interest. Oh, and wiggle eyes of course. :) I mounted the panel onto some Corrugated cardstock for a bit of masculine texture. :)
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I made a similar card for my hubby - he loves red squirrels so I printed the little guy onto some Papaya cardstock then aded some strips of orange glitter cardstock to match. That ribbed kraft card… I love it for masculine cards.
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See his cute little shiny nose?
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And finally, a card created with the Comfy set.  For this card, I created a faux watercolour look with some fab digital papers from Pink Petticoat printed onto some 'Felt" white textured card. (I get lots of my card from HERE. I've been really happy with the quality and it's recycled too.)
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For the cat, I altered the colour of some of the digital paper to black and white, then layered the cat image on top. I was really pleased with the result - it actually looks pretty convincing. :)
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So that's it.
Now hop on over to Samantha Mann's blog for more inspiration.

--------GIVEAWAY-------
You can win a $15 gift-certificate for the Create a Smile store-- all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!). We’ll pick random winner from all the comments - so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) - the more chances you have to be a winner!
You have until Saturday July 12th 8am CET - that's 2am EST. The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Sunday July 13th. Good luck. :)

------------WINNER----------
The winner of my dies giveaway is:
theduosclickinmom
Please email me as I have no way of contacting you. My email address in on the sidebar.

Thank to all of you for all your lovely comments about my girls. xx
I will have another giveaway very soon. I had a big sort out of my stash and have things that need new homes. :)
Bye for now. Have a FAB weekend.
Supplies

53 comments:

Tanja said...

great cards - the googly eyes really give them a fun accent

Christine said...

Oh Lucy, those cards are adorbs! Tiny googly eyes - that beaver cracks me up! But I especially love that cat-card (mint and grey - love!)
Thank you so much for joining out Hop - I am so thrilled you played along!
hugs
Christine

Katrin said...

love your cards. that googly-wiggly eyes are just the tip of the i. love it.

Lizzie said...

The cards look more lively with the wiggle eyes. Great!

Anja (scrappie) said...

As usual your card are great love them. You are so talented.

Kylie said...

Such simple but, oh so cute, cards! The CAS stamps are just darling!

~amy~ said...

LOVE the googly eyes...so much fun!

Selene said...

The first card is really funny with those eyes =)
Still love the kitty...

Celine Blacow said...

That cat is SO cute!!! I love it!

Anja said...

Those critters are just adorable! Gorgeous cards, Lucy!

snappy scrappy said...

Too darn cute, love them all!

Kelly said...

such cute ways to use the critters!

aaga said...

I'm not a cat person but of all these great cards I like the third one the best. Perhaps because of the colours. :-)

Mary Borg said...

Awesomely cute!

Karen said...

I love critter stamps! Googly eyes get me every time!

Tracy E said...

The kitty is so cute......love the cards you made!

Cornelia W said...

Hilarious - those critters with those googly eyes!

Connie said...

So cute and so much fun!

walchowDesign said...

These are so adorable!

Sarah Ryan said...

I love google eyes. Those animal stamps are just too cute! Thanks for sharing. Good luck to Create a Smile on there launch.

Kristie Goulet said...

So fun!!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Awww, how adorable!

*Alison* said...

hahaha.. those googly eyes cracked me up.. so adorable! hugs

conil said...

Don't you LOVE googly eyes. These are all terrific cards. You've really enhanced those cute images.

Ann Kulseth said...

Love the simplicity of your cards - outstanding!

Lysa said...

So very fun! Those googly eyes are a perfect touch!

Bev Hill said...

Love the birthday cards and the googly eyes are the perfect finishing touch.

Cheryl H said...

Love your cards! The corrugated paper is an awesome add :D

Louise said...

aren't they the cutest!

Janet said...

Your cards are so, so cute, and you really can't go wrong if you add googly eyes! Love!

Carol said...

What fun cards, Lucy! Love the animals, especially the cat. They created more than I smile - I laughed.

Marianne said...

Such fun cards, Lucy. Wonder if you'll ever run out of wiggle eyes LOL.

ucaree said...

Your cards are too cute! I just love the googly eyes and subtle glitter from the Wink of Stella!

Yiming said...

Aww these cards are so sweet! Love the cat resting on the sentiment, makes people want to relax!

Heather Parry said...

Cute cards -and I especially like the googly eyes!

Carol B. said...

Great cards! I think each of these stamps are winners!

Carol B. said...

Great cards, Lucy. These stamp sets are wonderful.

aileen (mum) said...

Love your cards, they are all beautifully done but have to say the googly eyes really finish the critters to perfection. Soooo cute

Vidya Ramabadran said...

Beautiful cas cards! love them !

Kari V. said...

I love all your cards! The corregated cardboard on the first card looks awesome!

Maureen Hayes said...

I already thought these critters were adorable, but the googly eyes sent them over the top in the cuteness catagory! I also like red squirrels, so I enjoyed seeing how you created the card for your hubby. And of course, I have a kitty, so the last card was perfect for me. I am already in love with this line and they have only released their first two sets!

Froggietalks said...

Wonderful cards.. Now I need both sets

keeleykats said...

Super cute cards! I love the googly eyes!

MiamiKel said...

Splendid! Hands down, the wiggly eyes have it! They really are the perfect touch to your sweet critters and darling card layouts! TFS!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Sooo cute! Love those animals!

Dotty Jo x said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww, lovely! Jo x

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I am in love with the tentative little red squirrel! What a sweetie pie!

Elena said...

Adorable! Love all of your cards!!!

Ellie Fraser said...

Fantastic cards! So cute.

Sue D said...

Very cute--love the googly eyes!

Traci said...

Are you kidding me...those are the cutest! Hugs Traci

Cindy Lovell said...

Oh your cards are amazing! WOW! Love how you used these new goodies! Those googly eyes are such a cute touch!!

Samantha Mann said...

awesome amazing incredible wonderful adorable lovely cards!!! those googly eyes!!! eek! so cute!! i just KNEW i would be blown away when i saw your name on the hop list! you never disappoint!