Monday, November 14, 2016

Guest Designer Spot Over At Gerda Steiner Designs - Part 1

Hello everyone! Sorry for being absent for quite a long period of time, but it's been really busy here for the last couple of weeks without a chance to sit and create something new. Luckily, I've got those days behind and I'm fully ready to share with you some of my recent creations. And I would also like to mark my return with the big news I've been waiting to share with you for quite some time now:) About a month ago I've been contacted by a super talented Gerda Steiner who asked me if I wanted to do a guest spot for her. And what do you think was my answer?:) Today my first Guest Designer post went out into the world and I'm super excited to share this news with you!

Today I want to show you 2 very wintery cards featuring the adorable "Cheerful Hedgehog" and "Fall Mice" stamp sets. You won't believe, but these stamp sets are so versatile that you can easily use them for your Christmas cards. So, let's start ...

For my first card I chose 2 little cuties and asked them to trim a Christmas tree:)

I started off by creating ink blended sky with setting sun. After this I used texture paste and added some stars and falling snow to create a perfect winter scene. While the background was drying, I stamped the hedgehogs onto a piece of paper and colored them with my Copics. Then I die cut the rest of the elements and colored some of them with Distress Inks. The only thing which was left was to put all pieces together. Once it was done, a huge part of the work was finished. Except for some last touches:) The first and the main one was to draw a string of lights my hedgehogs are going to trim a Christmas tree with - checked; second - to draw some shadow under everything and everyone who is staying in the snow - checked; and last but not least - to add some Wink of Stella to stars, street lamp light and snow - checked. And that's how the first car was created. 

Second card was done by following the same steps, except this time I went for heat embossing instead of applying texture paste and replacing one hedgehog with a mouse.

Easy peasy, isn't it? Guess these are all tricks I was planning on sharing with you this time;)

I hope you liked my little inspiration. Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
1st card:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: #389 Feature a Creature
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog: #105 Cute And No Designer Papers
Crazy 4 Challenges: #362 Stitches or Thread
Moving Along With The Times: #33 Dies - Numbers or Letters
Alphabet Challenge Blog: S for Stars
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #168 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Scrapping4funChallenges: #78 Christmas
DigiDesigns Challenge Blog: Hand Colored Image Challenge
Crafty Creations Challenges: #328 Animals
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #389 Winter

2nd card:
Paper Creator's Crafts: #53 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #217 A Touch of Gold
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #338 Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #106 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #224 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #346 Anything Goes
Najlepsi Par: Galerija meseca novembra
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog: #214 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #261 Anything Goes


  1. Ooo čestitke za GD! :D
    Čudoviti čestitki si naredila! Tvoje žive barve me vedno znova navdušijo :D

  2. Absolutely adorable and perfect for our challenge

    Thank you for joining in with the cuties xx

  3. SO cute!!! Love them! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  4. Congratulations on your new Guest designer spot. You have such cute cards for your debut. Great coloring of the critters! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede weekly challenge - a Touch of Gold. Dorothy S, DT member

  5. Love it
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

  6. Navdušena sem! Tako čudovite in žive barve, da je pravo veselje pogledati obe voščilnici.

  7. This is such a cute card in such lovely vibrant colours. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT. Beckie x

  8. Lovely display for our current challenge, FEATURE A CREATURE, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  9. awww...i am cute!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Thanks for featuring a creature for my challenge theme at allsorts Tracy x

  11. Your card is so cute!!Love how you created those scenes. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Crafty Creations Challenges }

  12. Oh kako je luštna in kako všeč so mi tvoje močne barve :-))
    Zelo lepa voščilnica in super si jo sestavila.
    Hvala, ker se igraš z nami pri Scrapping4funChallenges.

  13. Big Congratulations on your DT spot!
    Such a fun scene you've created. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  14. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  15. A very cute card. Congratulations on the DT spot. Thank you, for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

  16. Your card is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  17. Cute card! Thanks for join us at Creative Moments this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

  18. Fabulous cards, such cute critters.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

  19. Gorgeous cards, super sweet! ......Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Challenges and the Cutie Pie's
    Wendy xx

  20. These cards are both very beautiful!! I love how bright and bold your cards look! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments challenge blog!

  21. Great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challege.

    Helen x

  22. Gorgeous cards, love how you have done the backgrounds. Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge.

  23. Love both of your cards, thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies! Hugs, Shona xx