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Bastel Traum Challenge #58 – Teacher Thank You Card Set

Hi everyone! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge, where you can play along with us for a chance to win a 15 chf to the Bastel Traum Online Shop.

The subject of this month’s challenge is “Thanks” – a perfect theme for autumn and for those of you celebrating Thanksgiving – and so it is that I have created this “Teacher Thank You Card”.

My son started school 6 weeks ago and he’s about to break for a week. He’s taken such big leaps in his writing and general learning that I felt a thank you card for his teacher would be appropriate. I have used a bunch of products from quite a few different cards in this project: a background stamp from MFT; that notebook page stamp, the thank you sentiment stamp and the little star dies from Sunny Studio Stamps; and the pencil die set from Paper Smooches.

I will have a process video and full product details later this week so please check back in a couple of days! In the mean time, make sure to stop by the Bastel Traum Challenge blog for more inspiration from our amazing Design Team. Until next time!


Happy mail for my crafty friends

Hi everyone! I know I have been a bit quiet lately and I apologise for the long silence! There are two reasons for that:

1) I decided to take a “Whimsical Sketching” online class (related post and video coming up in a few days) and have been busy sketching away; and

2) I have been creating and sending some happy mail to a few of my crafty friends.

Today I am sharing with you a clean and simple (CAS) card design which is perfect for sending happy mail to our crafty friends. Because, let’s face it, crafty friends are the best!

To create this card design I used the awesome artsy-craftsy stamp set from Paper Smooches called I Heart Art and challenged myself to stick with a CAS design which would travel nicely in the mail.

This is also my entry to the Paper Smooches April 2017 challenge, the subject of which is Showers. 


And what is the best part of a good spring shower? The rainbow that ensues!!! I hope you all enjoy my personal take on this theme. Happy crafting!

Paper Smooches March 2017 Challenge

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today’s blog post is very exciting to me, as it is my first ever challenge post and it consists on my entry for the “Paper Smooches March 2017 Challenge“.

The theme for the Paper Smooches challenge this months is “Green”. Very appropriate as we all look forward to the arrival of spring and warmer days (especially those of us with small children with runny noses!)

The challenge consists on creating a new project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc.) using at least one Paper Smooches stamp or die. For today’s project, I chose to use the PS Boom Bots Stamp Set and coordinating Boom Bots Icons Dies.


There are multiple reasons why I love this set. First and foremost, it lends itself beautifully to more “masculine” cards, both for wee boys and lovely men in our lives. It also includes “bots” of cute sentiments (get it?! He he…) which coordinate beautifully with the different images in the set. Since I chose to make a shaker card using real metal nuts, I chose to use the “I’m nuts and bolts about you” sentiment for today’s card.

If you’d like to have a go at recreating this project, sit back, loosen up your “bolt” (I did it again! He he…Sigh…Sorry!) and hit the “play” button below.

(By the way, I forgot to mention on the video that – to add insult to injury – my whole Copic Course adventure took place on a Saturday!) If you liked today’s video, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel and leave me a “beep” below. Happy crafting!

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